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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Disable external hard disk auto-open/autoplay at every startup!

I've already run this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false and uncheck automount & automount-open in dconf-editor but problem remain. Edit: I run Ubuntu-Mate 16....
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Uploading files online: external drives not visible ubuntu 16.04

First here's what I'm using. Ubuntu server 14.04. Ubuntu client 15.10 and 16.04 both recently updated. Mozilla Firefox as browser. I have a problem When uploading items online. When browsing files ...
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Mounting an external hardrive to my computer

Asked about a thousand times elsewhere, but cannot get it to work on my computer. I am trying to mount an external hardrive onto my computer so I can write to it, create folders, and copy over some ...
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WD 3TB external HD that is not recognized by Ubuntu 14.04 (the BIOS does support +2.2TB drives)

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, with a 4 TB hard drive. My mother is an Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3, which natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit. I've have two WD (western Digital) ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external drive.

I have been trying for a week to install (not live cd) linux Ubuntu on an external drive. Please help me, i've been searching the Internet for days. Before i ask my question, I am totally new to ...
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Is there a GUI for setting access to Extn drives for other users?

Otherwise I suppose I should be taking the time to learn this but I just want a GUI. Btw, in case it makes a difference, I'm using Ubuntu-Studio 16.04
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Sharing an External Hard Drive between Users

On Ubuntu 14.04, I would like to be able to share an external USB hard drive between users. I have two users, my girlfriend and I, and an HDD that usually remains connected. It's not always connected, ...
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Mounting external hard disk for all users at start up in ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed 14.04 LTS. I am having issues with mounting external hard drives for all users at start up. For example, after start up if I login as a user A, only user A ...
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Cannot see files in external hdd ubuntu 14.04

when i connected my Transcend hdd to system, an empty folder opens, its showing how much space is utilized, but cannot see any files inside it. here is the attached screen shot and when i entered ...
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Backup (Deja-Dup) repeats backup of multiple folders

I have been using the default tool to backup folders on my PC and on an external hard drive, to second external drive. There's about 150GB total data. After making the first backup, I would expect ...
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How to run full ubuntu installation from external hard drive?

Please bare with me: So I'd like to re-purpose my previous laptop as a desktop (seeing as it has decent specs), the problem is is that the hard drive is shot (failing) so installing Ubuntu on to that ...
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change apache document root to /

I know this is one of the stupidest ideas you have heard of but my client, as part of his thesis project, he wants to be able to stream any media, including media on external hard disk. proxying is ...
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WD smartware ou equivalente (WD Smartware or Equivalent)

Recentemente mudei o sistema operativo para ubuntu 16.04. Antes tinha o windows 10 e utilizava o software da western digital para fazer os backups no disco externo da WD. Agora com o ubunto, reconhece ...
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Why are many files appearing as 0B on external HFS+ hard drive?

I am attempting to copy files from my OS X box into my new Linux box by way of an non-journaled HFS+ external hard drive. While most files copied over to the new machine just fine, I noticed a ...
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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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Pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B

My pictures disappeared while moving them from external hard drive A to external hard drive B. There was 10GB of pictures that I cant find. I have searched both source and target locations but the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external USB drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an external Toshiba 3.0 2TB hard drive, but after the install my computer will not boot to the hard drive. The computer doesn't even recognize the hard drive ...
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Install Ubuntu on External USB 3.0

I´m Trying to install Ubuntu on an External HD 3.0 of 1TB, UEFI, but I have some issues. So anyone have already done this? I´m pretty sure yes, so can you help me with my situation. Thank you so much! ...
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Automatically mount partitions of external HDD after login and not to look for them during startup [Ubuntu 14.04]

Currently, during startup the system tells me that : "The disk drive for /.../MyDrive is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery." So I ...
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External hard drive not detected after first boot : Xubuntu 14.04

I have the following problem and hope to find help by someone. On the first boot of my Intel NUC after a longer period of time (for example, over night) Xubuntu won't mount nor detect (blkid) my ...
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What is happening? I/O error, dev sda, sector 545868115

Since a few days ago, my computer freezes whenever I sync my HDD with an external USB3 drive. When the keyboard gets temporarily a bit responsive I am able to switch to another terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2) ...
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External Hard Drive Not Detected on 14.04

My external hard drive, which was working perfectly fine a couple days ago, is not being detected. There's no reason to suspect that it's broken as I have not really touched it. The HDD is connected ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu on external hard drive

I have this very weird problem with my Ubuntu installation. I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive (Seagate 2 Terabytes usb3) and everything seems normal. But when I unplug the external hard ...
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Safely Remove on External portable drive “Keeps remounting drive”

i have a problem trying to safely remove an external portable drive in Ubuntu 14.04 because when i tried to safely remove the drive it closes for a while but then just keeps coming back(mounts itself ...
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Solved - Ubuntu 16.04 does not recognize external Hard Disk Drive

Solution : I installed ntfs-3gand used sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt to mount. I have a 1TB WD HDD which works fine on any windows computer. My laptop only runs Ubuntu Linux and for some ...
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external HDD mount issue

I am trying to mount my external hdd. auto detection is not working, so I took the help of Ubuntu doesn't "see" external USB Hard Disk sudo fdisk -l giving this result: Disk /...
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External hard drive causes Ubuntu to freeze

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.04 and I have a 1TB Verbatim external hard drive. Whenever I plug the HD into a USB port it works for a couple of minutes, then an "unable to find hard drive" error message ...
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Best way to re-start HDD spin-down countdown on external enclosure

I have an external HDD enclosure (RaidSonic Icy Box) and drives (HGST NAS) tends to spin-down after 5 minutes of no activity, but I need 'em to stay alive until I shut it down manually. It's normally ...
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Why can't I write to my external NTFS hard drive, even though my permissions are set?

On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a 500GB external WD Hard Drive. After formatting to NTFS, I can not write files using the graphical Files explorer, I get the pop up error seen below: Pop up error copying ...
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Hard drive not mounting

I'm trying to connect to an external HD (Samsun D3 station). It is not recognize by any OS (MAC, windows and linux). I have tried with different cable (USB and AC) and no difference I even try open ...
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problem with a hard drive

Well I have an external WD HDD hard drive the format of which I've changed to FAT32 in order to work with my tv. Generally it worked very well and Ubuntu used to recognise it very quickly but today ...
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WD External HDD Input Output Error,

I got the WD My Passport 259F harddisk. After I transferred data onto the harddisk, I clicked "Safely Remove Drive". Perhaps, I removed it too quickly, then when I inserted back, I got the following ...
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This means an external-HDD of mine is dead, right?

When I plugged in this external-HDD to see what's on it and/or why I'm no longer using it, I received this message when I used the ls command (see below). I forget entirely why it was not hooked up, ...
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how to install ubuntu on a hdd and use it(hdd) on another pc?

The problem is i have an old laptop(can support linux, which i had been using). However i decided to wipe the hdd(made it external to do this) and then when i tried to boot using a live usb i couldn'...
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External HDD no longer working on 16.04 (Seagate)

I have a 2TB seagate HDD on USB 3 that I used for backups on 15.10. When plugging it in to 16.04 I now get this message below. Does anyone know how I can get it working again? I have literally ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix? [duplicate]

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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Iomega Seagate NAS unable to mount

I am having problems with a Iomega NAS which is a 1TB Seagate SATA it's giving me a white blink and not showing up via network. I am close to bashing the seagate with a lump hammer, been trying to get ...
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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External HDD only detected after restarting

I have an external HDD enclosure connected to a NUC. When I boot, it does not detect any externall HDDs. Only once I restart (power to external HDD is maintained), does it discover them. Any ideas on ...
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Constant problems with external encrypted hard disks

I am using an encrypted hard disk for backing up my (also encrypted) laptop disk, running Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. The built-in laptop disk works fine but the external USB disk, after working for ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external drive - please help confirm my plan

I want to dip my toes into the Ubuntu world. I have a 1TB drive in a NextStar external HD housing Been reading a lot of different guides online for Dual-booting and I'm getting more and more confused ...
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How To Update Xubuntu 15.10 on External HDD?

I have Xubuntu 15.10 installed on my external HDD (Grub is also there). How can I update/upgrade it to 16.04 LTS? Directly on external HDD? I mean just press the button upgrade (and Grub will again ...
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Backup (Deja Dup) failed even though it is scheduled

I am going to preface this and say it could be a bug, but I wanted to ask everyone to see if it is something that can be fixed. I am using Ubuntu's built in backup program Deja Dup. It is working ...
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I can't boot from External HDD

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive (from my laptop) but I can't boot from it. I read here that I should unplug the internal hdd of my laptop but unfortunately that is not an easy task to ...
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Ubuntu on usb won't boot on different computer

I have a problem. I installed Ubuntu on a external 500 GB HDD on my main PC (which has 3 drives) it worked flawlessly and is almost as fast as a normal internal SATA drive (USB 3.0 yay) but now when ...
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Using external hard drive with Virtualbox and Ubuntu

I've just started using Ubuntu via Virtualbox and am trying to get either to recognise my external hard drive. I have tried changing the USB settings in VB but a message popped up telling me that I ...
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How can I save to an external HD, using IDLE3?

I'm using the IDLE3 GUI on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, and I was wondering if anybody knows of a way to save to a different partition/external drive (from what Ubuntu is installed on) from the IDLE GUI? The ...
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Installing ubuntu on an external 1TB hard drive. I want 500gb for storage and 500gb for ubuntu

Like the title I want 500GB to go ubuntu and 500GB to go to external storage as in I want to put files from windows to the external hard drive as well. Is this possible? If so how should I approach it?...