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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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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External USB 3 drive not recognized

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit seems not to recognize my external hard disk. It is a Vantec NST-310S3 external disk enclosure with a WD 3TB drive. The disk has two NTFS partitions. My PC is a dual boot system. ...
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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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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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How can I spin down external hard drive?

I want to spin down external hard drive from the terminal before unmounting. It is an sata drive connected through usb. Running hdparm gives this ry@G62x:/media$ hdparm -S10 ...
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Why does my external hard drive not boot

Since the C drive on my dell dimension 4600 has little space left on it, I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB, load Ubuntu to my Iomega 250 GB external hard drive. I used 2gb for mount ...
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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 ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on external HDD safer than dual boot with windows 8 on samsung NP780z5e

With all the Samsung/Linux boot scares, Would it be safer to just install to an external HDD?. I have a Samsung Chronos Series 7 touchsreen NP780Z5e.
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Backup Drive Issue: Seagate backup plus 1TB in not getting detected

I just bought a new Seagate backup plus, 1 TB external backup drive, USB 3.0, it is working good with my windows, but when I login into my Ubuntu 12.04 it does not get detected by any way. Before ...
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Files tranfered from ubuntu to an external NTFS hdd are UNREADABLE in Windows. Why?

Transfered files from Ubuntu-ext4 to NTFS HDD are UNREADABLE in Windows. I have transfered files from ext4 Ubuntu hdd[my notebook] to an external NTFS HDD used in windows[a workstation]. Before i ...
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Can't copy/cut/paste into my external harddrive

I have a 1 TB external hard drive and I can't write anything on there. I have some movies on there and I can watch them perfectly fine but I can copy new files to there, it's just grayed out. I ...
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How to mount a WD500 gb external drive on ubuntu 13.10 running on trial through pen drive

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my 16gb pen drive. I launched Ubuntu by clicking 'try' and not installing it on my laptop. I connected a newly purchased 500GB WD Elements External Drive. - It is ...
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Recovering Very Important Lost Data From external hard drive when copying it

I was trying to copy back up documents file on my external HD and something didn't work. When I went back to the external hd to retry the copy, the file was gone. How can I recover a file on an ...
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Copy file to External Hard Disk

My UBUNTU (desktop part) does not boot completely because of low disk space; I logged in to terminal using my username and password, try to copy some file from /home/UserName/Desktop to my external ...
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Data recovery from erased external HDD NTFS partion

I have erased my 1TB NTFS external HDD using Startup disk Creator accidentally. Is there any possibility I can get back my data.
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Prevent mounting a partition in fstab

So I feel really bad for asking this question because it looks like it has been asked a million times on the internet. I am even finding a very consistent answer, and I am not getting any errors when ...
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Every USB hard drive connected to Ubuntu loses partition information

Whenever I connect an external USB hard drive with an NTFS partition to my Ubuntu driven netbook all partitions are lost for Windows machines and listed as RAW. Sequence: ⠀USB hard drive with NTFS ...
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Ubuntu on an external HD windows 7 and 8 machines

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto an external hard drive using my windows 7 hp laptop. When I installed it on the HD I put the bootloader onto the HD itself, however when I plug the external hd ...
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Running Ubuntu from External Hard Drive

Hey everyone I'm having issues with running Ubuntu 13.10 off an external drive I have hooked up to my laptop (HP DV6 Windows 7) via USB. Anyhow, I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on a hard drive which ...
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I can´t access the data from my external hard disc drive

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my new Laptop and I want to copy my data from my iMac to my new Laptpo using an external hard disc drive (Elements 500GB). I did a BackUp on my Mac and when I check ...
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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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Trying to install Ubuntu on external hd, but says Missing OS

I am trying to come back to Linux after switching computers, but am having trouble installing Ubuntu. The external hard drive works with universal usb installer (including preformatting it to FAT32), ...
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wd my book 3tb external usb 3.0 drive having issues

I am having an issue when using my wd my book 3tb usb 3.0 external drive in the 3.0 I/o port on my asrock 990fx extreme9 board. I installed the etron usb 3.0 driver while it was connected into the ...
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External hard drive disappears even during file operation

I have a Western Digital Green 2TB SATA disk in an ICY BOX IB-368STU3-B box connected via USB 3.0. At a certain moment, the disk is not available anymore (and the blue LED on the back of the box shut ...
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No permission to automount external HDD using ntfs-3g

I wanted to modify my mount options for my NTFS external HDD so that I can execute programs on it. I added the following line to my fstab accordingly: UUID=CE665A3F665A290B /media/Josh ntfs-3g ...
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Partition and preserve data

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and have an external HD of 4 tera formated in FAT. There is a lot of data in this HD, much more than the note and take. I would like to create NTFS partitions in the external HD ...
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How to mount an external HDD?

I have Ubuntu Linux 12.04 version the latest right now.I want to mount an external HDD NTFS 1TB.I have followed many guides but still no success.The error I'm getting is this: Failed to read last ...
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What's wrong with my HDD? It takes 5 minutes to mount!

Every time I need to mount my hard disk, I need to do this: I type sudo fdisk -l into terminal I wait 5 minutes till it completes "its scan"; I mean till it shows up my HDD I input the mount command ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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HFS ownership on USB EHDD

I no longer have a iMac, I am using ubuntu 12.04, my EHD has two partitions on it. The first is 1.8 TB, the second is about 200GB. The larger partition is HFS format, the smaller is FAT. I am trying ...
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Recover Data from External 1TB HDD

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04 and my external hard drive no longer seems to mount. I've tried plugging it into a Windows OS Laptop and it comes up with a corruption error when trying to access ...
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GRUB2 stuck at rescue console, showing “unknown filesystem” for all partitions

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my external USB drive, where I have a 700GB NTFS partition followed by the new 6GB ext4 partition and a swap partition (all primary). The GRUB MBR is also installed to the ...
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Mount exited with exit code 13

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I recently formatted to NTFS. It was mounting on my Ubuntu 11.10 fine until just now. I didn't make any changes to affect my OS or my exhdd. The error that I get ...
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How to change the path of folders in home directory to an external HDD?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm trying to change the path from the special folders (I mean the ones in my home directory) to folders on my external HDD. I already auto-mounted the HDD by adding a ...
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Unable to mount USB 3.0 external drive

[update: i've tried reformatting the drive as HFS+ and still run into this problem] I have a 1TB Lacie USB 3.0 external hard drive that is formatted as exfat. I can't get it to mount my Intel NUC ...
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how do I unmount my phone

I am confused . Do I need to mount a new sd card or phone or usb stick or external hdd drive every time I plug it in? And I cannot see them if I accidentally close them. I do not know how to eject ...
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when I start my computer I can see my flash drive. But when I click it…it goes away

When I start my computer. I can see my flash drive. But when I click it it goes away. How can I show it again. (something similar to 'mycomputer' in windows)
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Cannot boot from external HDD

Alright guys I'm new here and I need a hand, I've looked at dozens of other posts and nothing has helped me solve this. I'll try to give as much information as possible but if you need more just say ...
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Can't copy from hfs+ external

I've spent days and days trying to figure this out, but still can't. I think I've read every article on this and tried all there is to try, and I still can't copy any file from my mac-formatted hfs+ ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external hard drive (boots to black screen)

Hey everyone this is my first post here on the askUbuntu forums. I've been an avid Linux user for over a year now but by no means an expert. The problem I'm facing is one I have not been able to ...
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MacBook Pro boots from 8GB start-up USB, but not from external drive

I have what seems to be an odd anomaly on my hands. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2010 MacBook Pro. I'd like to run it externally. I used my desktop installation of 12.04 and my 12.04 LTS ...
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What partitions to create on external hard disk?

It won't boot and gives me a NTLDR error when I select it via my bios. I've tried using a USB stick, but after a couple of writes it's no longer recognized. I currently have an HP pavilion lappy ...
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Ubuntu running too slow on USB stick

since quite some time i'm running ubuntu on an external hard disk, connected to the PC via USB. This works quite well. I recently got a 32GB USB stick and i installed (so no live USB) Ubuntu 11.10 on ...
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 issue reading hard drive

My laptop used to keep crashing. So I got a new one. The hard drive of my old laptop- they put in a case and I was able to read it as soon as I got home. But now, when I try to mount it, I get an ...
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Previously working external hard drive suddenly not detected - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 and have been using the default Backup application with an external SATAIII hard drive. However, when I connected it via USB today, it didn't show up ...
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Folders disappering from External Hard Drive in 13.10

I recently upgraded my ASUS netbook from 10.04 to 10.10. Now whenever I plugin my External HArd Drive few folders start to disapper from the External HDD. Again I plucked it back and few more folders ...