Issues with external HDD including USB, Firewire (IEE1394) and e-sata connections as well as issues relating to mounting, formatting and partitioning.

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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 problem with usb 3.0

I've some problem with my usb 3.0 and an external HD. Both works fine because if I plug my external HD to the usb 2.0 all works ok, and If I plug a memory stick to the usb 3.0 all works ok. USB ...
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External drive user permissions

I have an external drive I've set up to mount at /media/'name of directory' The permissions on the drive show the group as "users", with access "Create and delete files" (I set that using chown). But ...
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Can I run this on a usb hard drive on my desktop that is currently running windows xp I do not have enough space to partition my drive? [duplicate]

Can I run this on a usb hard drive on my desktop that is currently running windows xp I do not have enough space to partition my drive ?
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Cannot access Disk settings for external USB drive and drive does not sleep

I have a Seagate Plus 4 TB external USB 3.0 hard drive and am running stock Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. The OS is running on my internal hard drive. External is for backups. I always had my drive set to ...
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External HDD Permissions

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 to external drive on Windows 8 system. Now can't boot windows without external disk attached?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an external USB disk drive from a Windows 8 system. If I reboot the system with the external disk attached then I can successfully boot Ubuntu or Windows 8. The ...
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How mount NTFS - External Hard Drive at startup with execute permission

I want to change steam library to my NTFS - External Hard Drive but it shows New steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permission So how mount my NTFS - External ...
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Unable to mount WD My Book on 14.04

I broke my UBU system few days ago and accidentally formatted the drive with valuable data on. We have been able to recover the data on MacBook and transfer them to My Book. But anything I tried ...
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hddtemp and smartctl with usb to sata external hdd

I can use hddtemp to read temperture various usb hdd's using hddtemp sata:/dev/sdX and as well smartctl (GsmartControl as well) does work when I use "-d sat" option. Can I somehow make this a default ...
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Won't log in after fresh install of 13.04 to external HDD [closed]

I'm using a computer with a busted internal HDD so I'm trying to install Ubuntu (13.04, the only live disc I have) to an external HDD, but when it boots to the logon screen and I type my password, or ...
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USB HDD cache problem?

I have an ADATA SH14 500GB external HDD. When I connect it to the Ubuntu Server, I have the following error: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found sd 7:0:0:0:[sdb] Assuming drive cache: write ...
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Ubuntu External HDD Login error

I have Ubuntu installed on my external hard drive. It runs pretty decently until I leave it for a minute. Once it comes out of suspension, it asks for my password. After entering my password, the ...
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Can't use Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive on this laptop

So somebody is letting me use their laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 on it, as my own laptop is currently needing repairs. I'm very new to Linux in general, so it's like I'm learning computers all over again. ...
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grub can't find normal.mod but its apparently in the directory its looking, help

I tried installing Ubuntu onto an external hard drive but upon boot-up I get an error. The error complains about an invalid external. I tried re-installing my system in case I did something wrong ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on external hard drive?

I want to install persistent Ubuntu to my external USB HDD to be able to access my files and programs on any computer. It's been discussed here, but I'd like a more complete guide as to how do I ...
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Running Ubuntu on an external hard drive and risk accidentally disconnecting it?

I am getting a new laptop soon and unfortunately it only has 256gb ssd. I don't really want to partition it since that would leave me with a meager amount of space. I also want to keep my Windows 8.1. ...
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How to copy files to an external HDD from Ubuntu live session?

I have a 320 Gigs HDD with no partition and Ubuntu installed on it, but I can't see the display when it enters lock screen or the desktop. I tried running Ubuntu through a live USB Flash drive and it ...
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iMac G5 new hard drive

Please bear with me, as I'm not the best with computers. I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2011 model) currently running Mavericks. I also recently got a free iMac G5 PPC (A1076) that came without an ...
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Problem with external disk

During working on computer I accidentally disconnected external drive form computer. Since then Ubuntu doesn't see disk. I tried to seek solution to me problems, but I failed. May be someone here will ...
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install ubuntu on an external hard disc

Not long ago I bought a new PC brand Lenovo. I make W7 install because some Windows programs interest me and I need them. From the Ubuntu website I downloaded 14.04. LTS and I burned on a DVD. Now it ...
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Slow desktop performance on dualscreen setup with Nvidia proprietary drivers

Ok so here is my situation: I have a 2 monitor setup up that works great with my windows computer. I have a nvidia gforce 650 ti boost with both monitors attached to it. I downloaded the latest ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
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I can't access specific data from my HDD [duplicate]

re-edit 12/6/2014 I did what was proposed and now I can mount again the HDD. But there is a specific folder that has most of the data and this is why I set the question in the first place.The disk ...
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How do I encrypt an external (USB) hard drive

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a Western Digital external hard drive (Passport Ultra) mounted. I want to encrypt the entire drive. WD has Windows and Mac utilities available, but nothing for ...
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External Hard Drive erased and possibly corrupted after partition change on gparted

I have a WD Elements external hard drive and I used it on my Windows to install Ubuntu 14.04. I then used gparted to bring back Windows and run a dual-boot, so I changed the external hard drive's ...
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Retrieving data from accidentally formatted hard drive (after trying with testdisk)

I have accidentally formatted my external hard drive (500GB, Toshiba). I tried to retrieve data by using testdisk but without success. Does anyone have any other idea? Thanks
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Ubuntu VM does not detect external disk attached to host.

I have install Ubuntu on VM using this guide - http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Ubuntu-on-VirtualBox Install went O.K - and it's working but when I connect an external hard disk - it's won't show me ...
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exFAT partition on external drive broken from ubuntu?

A while back, I was using a liveCD with an older version of ubuntu (<10) to help a friend move files. Forgetting that my USB drive was exFAT, I plugged it in and it seemed to mount fine. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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I have formatted an external HD in ext4. But now I want all my linux PCs to be able access it

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 AMD64. I just bought an external HD. I have wiped everything in it and formatted to ext4 the whole disk. Now the only owner is root, I cannot create folders or copy ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Refind from an external hdd on a MacBook Pro

I'm dual-booting a late-2013 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic) and OSX 10.9.2 with Refind. This worked well after I installed Refind's ext4 driver. I also have the ...
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Mount external Hard Drive with /etc/fstab on ubuntu 14.04 problems

I have been stuck for about two days trying to get this to work properly. I have done all of the following with still no luck. I'm trying to auto permanently mount to a 2 TB Seagate Central that is ...
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Unable to access “Seagate Expansion Drive” 2 T.B

I bought a Seagate Expansion 2TB External Hard disk to use among cross platform O.S but before my use I did not bother to do any settings or mount(if there was any or necessary) and I plugged it in to ...
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Is it possible to Make UBUNTU portable on my HHD

Hello is it possible to fully install ububtu in an EXTERNAL HDD and then work on my UBUNTU as long as i take my HDD. A portable OS fully installed on a external HDD
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How do I tell locate to keep the index of an eternal HDD?

I changed my configuration so locate is also searching through external harddisks that are mounted in /media. My /etc/updatedb.conf: PRUNE_BIND_MOUNTS="yes" # PRUNENAMES=".git .bzr .hg .svn" ...
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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?

I have an old laptop with sadly out of date 10.04 Lucid on it. The internal drive is partitioned and contains Windows 7, which I never use. Gradually, it's losing functionality, as more software ...
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DELL Latitude E5500 BIOS Error : No boot sector detected on USB during the Ubuntu installation

I am trying to install the Ubuntu in external HDD (Transcend Store Jet USB 3.0 1 TB) using the Laptop Latitude E5500 (of course old model). Laptop is able to detect the Boot device from Pen drive (16 ...
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Is it possible to use wine to run window games that is already installed on a external hard drive (and to install future software on the external)?

I would like to know if it is possible to run windows games that is already on and installed on a external hard drive and have it load up though wine, or they have to be installed by wine first before ...
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exFAT mount on Ubuntu server [duplicate]

I want to mount and use an external hard drive formatted to exFAT on my Ubuntu server 12.04. I'm kind of new to the server side of ubuntu. Ideally i want to use it as a primary site of storage on the ...
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Installing ubuntu on laptop via second computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old Vaio system, and the biggest problem is the fact that the disc-drive is broken, and there is absolutely no way to make it boot from USB. Having a broken system ...
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getting ubuntu to “recognise” WD my passport portable hard drive

done literally hours of searching but getting nowhere. i am about to take the plunge and do a clean install of the latest Ubuntu and getting prepared. i have burned the latest version to disc (i hope) ...
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external hardrive is only reconized by ubuntu [duplicate]

My seagate external hard drive is only being recognized by my linux computer and not my windows i run Ubuntu 14.04 HELP
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How can I boot full Ubuntu 14.04 from my external hard drive?

I have no idea how to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 laptop, so I need help to boot FULL ubuntu off of my Seagate External drive.
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14.04 Udisks2 Not Auto-Mounting External Drives

I've upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 via command-line when my system froze, had to do REISUB and dpkg --configure -a to recover from crash after rebooting. Now everything seems to work except ...
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external hdd not showing up when inserted

Ok i have a problem with my external hdd not showing up anywhere when i plug it in! The background information is this... my internal 120gb hdd was failing to load windows on dual boot with ubuntu, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on portable external Hard Drive?

OS: Windows 7. I want install Linux Ubuntu on portable external Hard Drive USB 2.0. I read a variety of methods, but I'm confused by contradictory advices and methods. Actually, installing Ubuntu on ...
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Do I absolutely need to format my Ext HDD in order to use it to install Ubuntu?

My goal is to run Windows 8.1 on my Laptop from the factory-installed HDD, and use the same EXT USB 3.0 HDD that I use to backup my files as the location for my Ubuntu Install. I am under the ...