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1answer
772 views

System broken, Grub doesn't load

I have two laptops with Ubuntu 10.04 installed. One of them had a problem; I was not sure if it was a hardware or software problem. Sometimes it would suddenly start working extremely slow (it needed ...
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1answer
648 views

Changed motherboard, eSATA doesn't hot-swap

Recently my file server suffered a hardware failure; long story short, I just finished putting a brand new motherboard, CPU, and RAM into it. And happily everything is working fine -- except the ...
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2answers
664 views

Plugging in external hard drive freezes desktop? [closed]

I have a Western Digital WD Element 500GB external HDD (NTFS formatted). When I plug it in, the system freeze but my mouse still can move (but can not be used). Sometimes it can be mounted but when I ...
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1answer
738 views

External USB HDD Unreadable After Formatting

I am using a Western Digital 160GB External USB drive. It was working fine earlier but for some reasons I formatted it using the 'Disk Utility' in my Ubuntu 11.04 I chose 'Dont Partition' while ...
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3answers
551 views

installing natty on portable hard drive

I am planning to install Ubuntu 11.04 on a portable hard drive (no external power supply, typically 5400 rpm, USB 2.0, 250 GB). This way I wont have to install apps on every machine I work on. I will ...
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2answers
517 views

What happens if Déjà Dup tries to back up to a disconnected external disc?

I have just installed Déjà Dup on my (11.04) laptop and have scheduled automatic weekly backups to an external hard disc which is not always connected to the laptop. What will happen if a scheduled ...
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2answers
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How do I install Ubuntu on an external hard disk?

I install ubuntu on my HDD but can not use it on any computer Installing Ubuntu 11.04 or any other distribution on an external hard drive connected to a computer via USB is about the same as the ...
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1answer
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external usb hard drive is not being seen anymore

I think my problem is a little different than several other similar titled questions. Everything started while I was using 10.10. External drive was always recognized and mounted, but the timing of ...
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0answers
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How to only show certain partitions in external HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide a specific volume from the desktop, but keep all others? When I plug in my external hard drive with three partitions, it shows up as three drives. (I know ...
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How can I automatically mount eSATA drives when plugged in?

What can I do to make Ubuntu automatically mount an external drive when it is connected to an eSATA port? Currently I must go to Home Folder ▸ Go ▸ Computer and click on the disk to mount it.