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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Unable to safely remove usb external hard drive

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and connecting USB Flash Drives and External USB Hard Drives regular basis, I'm able to Eject my USB Flash Drive but I can't Eject or Safely Remove the External USB Hard ...
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Don't show a window for the removable devices

Every time I connect a removable device, a Nautilus window with its contents pops up. Can I disable it somehow?
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Is WD elements with NTFS format supported on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I brought a WD Elements 1tb external hdd and I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my laptop.(not a dual boot). So I was wondering will the hdd work on Ubuntu, it's ntfs formatted.I dont want to format it ...
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Install Lubuntu on external HDD and UEFI Partitions!

I want to install Lubuntu from my bootable USB drive stick (where I use it in test mode) to an external HDD of 1 TB that I bought, while ignoring the laptop and its drives as they are full and without ...
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Problem with mounting external HDD

I am having difficulties with mounting an external 750 GB HDD on my toshiba satellite laptop. I am currently running Ubuntu OS, 14.04, 64-bit. Since I bought an SSD, I was thinking of using my old HDD ...
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Hide live boot partition on USB-HDD

I installed a "live" Ubuntu 14.10 on my external harddrive. I don't want it to be seen by other operating systems all the people get confused by the 2 partitions. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu Booting on Desktop but not HP Envy Laptop

I have installed Ubuntu onto an external hard drive; it is the only operating system on it. I can boot it from my desktop with no problem, Grub shows up; I didn't even need to change the boot order. ...
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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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How to format an external hard drive to ext4 in ubuntu 15.04?

I just got a WD mybook 6TB external hard drive. Most time, I will use it to transfer files between ubuntu systems. Sometime I use it for win or mac system. So anybody could suggest how to format the ...
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External USB HDD

How to fix External USB HDD: Health 0% Failure Predicted - Attribute: 5 Reallocated Sectors Count, Count of sectors moved to the spare area. Indicate problem with the disk surface or the read/write ...
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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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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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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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External drive with one bad sector

After one day with my External drive which stopped working, today, without doing anything, it's working again and I'm very glad. But, when I checked the Disk I saw this On assessment it says: Disk ...
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“System does not have any USB boot option”. Trying to use Ubuntu from external HDD

On my old PC it worked perfectly, but on my new laptop, I can't seem to get my external HDD ubuntu to boot. What is wrong? I've even completely reformatted the external and reinstalled Ubuntu, but ...
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How to store backup data on External Hard Drive by testdisk?

I want to recover my lost Laptop Hard Drive data by testdisk software and want to store on my 1TB External Seagate External HDD . But while use testdisk , there is no option to store recovered data on ...
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Cannot reconnect unsafely removed external HDD

Whenever I accidentally unplug my external HDD Ubuntu won't recognize it again until I restart the computer. What is the reason ? Is there a process that keeps running or anything like that which ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize my external HDD?

After several years of dabbling in Ubuntu as a dual-boot with Windows, my Windows side was in bad need of a deep clean and reinstall, and I decided instead to finally make the leap to Ubuntu. So, I ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 on HP MicroServer Gen8 G1610T

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 from a 14.04.3 media on my new HP MicroServer Gen8 G1610T. The disk I'm attempting to install on is a Seagate connected via USB. I have chosen an external ...
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Format external hard drive with ubuntu installed on it (for use as a Windows external) [duplicate]

I installed a new Windows hard-drive in my computer and took the old one (Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it) out and put this in an external hard drive encasing. The problem I am facing now is that ...
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usb external hard drive / Pendrive encryption

I want to make encrypted usb drive (using ubuntu 14.04 LTS) , so that I can use that usb drive in another computer with any other OS ( Windows7, Windows8 , Linux-mint etc) . I want to apply the ...
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Unable to access “667 GB Volume”, Mountig problem

When ever I plugged in my External HDD I get below error. Unable to access “667 GB Volume” Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/aagyat/f94455a9-4c1d-4515-ad85-fac948e769a4: Command-line `mount -t ...
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How do I tell locate to keep the index of an external 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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Copy files from internal hard drive to external hard drive using command line in ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo z510. My system hanged today and after restarting it, it went into login loop, i.e, each time I enter my password it again takes me to login screen. I tried ...
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Lubuntu USB full install but all changes to external harddrive

I have a damaged hdd. It is not working anymore (I tried low-level formating etc...) And I want to install lubuntu on my usb drive. but I want to keep my changes on my external hdd. Or; Is there any ...
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Issue with resuming minimized window of directory from external drive

I have two drives in my notebook. First one - SSD where Ubuntu 14.04 is installed, and second - HDD where all staff is stored. I open Nautilus and browse to external drive, then minimize that window. ...
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Safely remove for removeable hard drive doesn't work

Safely removing my portable WD Elements USB 3.0 1TB drive doesn't actually safely remove it. I get no notification that it is in fact safe to remove even when having done nothing on the disk. It ...
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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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suddenly don't have acces to Mounted Drives, chown/chmod don't help

I'm having some trouble with a few drives in my computer. I have been unable to access 3 drives (one internal and two external) except as root for the past day. All three drives are ext4 and I was ...
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Recover an partially(~5%) zero overwritten, external HDD with single partition

I have an external Seagate HDD of 1TB. I was using the default partition it came with. Never repartitioned it. Yesterday I accidentally started reformatting it instead of my other disk, with an ...
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Unable to mount external NTFS HDDs due to duplicate UUID

I'm trying to setup /etc/fstab to automatically mount two external NTFS hard drives on boot, and decided to use the UUIDs as reference instead of the device names. Strangely, blkid reports that both ...
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What can I do with the recovered files on an external drive after testdisk finds them?

I used testdisk to locate missing or deleted files on an external hard drive and it found them. I then used "c" to copy the files but could not paste them to desktop or anywhere and could not change ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on external HDD, can't move it to another computer

I have recently installed ubuntu on a 1TB external hard drive, without any special partitioning, I used the express partitioning setting in the installation. Everything worked just fine as I was able ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS How to share Internal HDD for stander user on same pc

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS How to share Internal HDD for slandered user on same pc. /dev/sda4 196181152 175537968 20643184 90% /media/administrator/68CF49D379DF3BC11 /dev/sda3 195312496 ...
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Why does it take 5-10 minutes to mount an external HDD?

I Have an external HDD drive (USB 3.0, 750Gb) almost full. When I connect it to a USB Port in my laptop (USB 3.0 or USB 2.0), it takes forever mounting it (like 5 to 10 minutes) but finally does it. ...
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Move Dropbox folder to an external HDD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Dropbox 3.8.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 (Xubuntu desktop) and I want to move the Dropbox folder to my external HDD but it will not let me choose a location that isnt on the hard disk, I can choose ...
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Recover external drive after faulty clone

I was trying to restore my formatted D partition using testdisk by following the first answer in this Q&A In one of the steps I was supposed to clone my D drive to an external HDD and did so ...
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Installation of Ubuntu in an external hard disk drive

I have an 1 TB external hard disk drive and was thinking if it was possible to install Ubuntu in it and transfer it from one PC to another. After an extended search I can't decide if it is possible ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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Booting Ubuntu from partition on external hard drive

I am using a laptop with EFI. I successfully managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition on my external hard drive. Windows is booting up perfectly but each time I try to boot from external hard ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not detecting external hdd ext4

I have a 3TB external hard drive that I have formatted to ext4 using gparted. Now when I plug it into my laptop ubuntu doesn't detect it at all. This is the fdisk output sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu on External HD, Switching Boot Order on Windows 10

I had Windows 8.1 and upgraded to Windows 10. Smashing. Since there are some privacy things I don't like about Windows 10, I wanted to install Ubuntu as well for a sort of Dual-Boot setup to learn ...
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14.04 - Mounted secondary HDD disagrees with fstab after resume from suspend

I have a secondary HDD on my PC reserved for media which is mounted automatically on boot. However, after suspend/resume, although it shows as mounted, I cannot acceess it or unmount so I can mount it ...
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Problem mounting External Hard Disk

I have problem mounting my 1 TB external hard disk after formatting it(accidntally).It started after I copied my lost files using TestDisk.It mounts up in Windows 8.1 but not in Ubuntu 15.04.
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External HDD is not unmounting properly

I have just bought a Seagate 1TB Expansion. When I right click on the icon in the Launcher, it says 'Unmount'. However, previously it has said 'Safely remove', where it has unmounted then removed the ...
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Unable to access my HDD in ubuntu 14.0.4

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/gaucho/passport: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/gaucho/passport"' exited ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external USB HDD on Retina MacBookPro 2015

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04/x86_64 on an external USB HDD, the disk has a GUID partition table, and the Ubuntu was installed with EFI boot manager. I can successfully boot the USB HDD on some Windows ...
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Want to test Ubuntu Hard Drive from a Windows 7

I'm just an intern trying to do my best job here, and the company I work with asked me to do the following: Send data from a Windows 7 PC to one using Ubuntu via an ethernet cable. So I learned about ...
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Caught in loop and need to save files using command line to external harddrive

Last night I decided to update my Ubuntu 14.04. When the update finished I decided to reboot. When I did I got stuck in a login in loop. So, I came here to the board to look for answers. I found this ...
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Is there any way to unformat an external hard drive?

I accidentally formatted my external WD Elements hard disk.Is there any software to undo it.Or any way to just recover the photos in it.