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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system freezes when connecting new external hard drive [closed]

I am logged in as root at the command line prompt. I have this new 4TB Western Digital My Book Studio USB2.0/3.0 external hard drive which I intend to use as backup storage. I tried plugging it in but ...
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Automatic synchronization or backup to External HDD at every plugin

I used to backup one partition to an external drive using grsync but now i have to backup different different folders to corresponding folders in External HDD. It would be helpful if they can be ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 on external firewire hard drive

I think I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my external firewire hard drive(LaCie Rugged Triple) successfully, but I don't see any way to boot it. How can I solve this? I already have Mac Os X Lion and ...
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Any reason to NOT install both bootloader and Ubuntu to external HDD?

I currently have a dual boot arrangement on my primary (internal) HDD which includes Win7 and Ubuntu. I've also procured a 500 GB external USB HDD and was thinking of installing one or more distros on ...
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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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Lost encrpytion passphrase for external HD

So I encrypted my external HD using the "LUKS + Ext4" type on ubuntu 13.04, on this computer and on this account, a couple of weeks ago. I know the point of encryption is that you cannot retrieve the ...
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Trying to mount an external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which I plug in. When I go to disk utility it says it's there but I can't mount it in order to copy or move files from it. ?? Haven't tried anything in the terminal ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Shared Folder on external HDD problem

A couple of days ago I've made a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my laptop and my desktop. Eveything seems to work fine except one thing. When I tried to share some folders on my home network ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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Elements 1tb HDD wont mount - 12.4 unbutu fresh and updated install

returning fault may be a faulty disc? wont mount ? ( sounds non sexy ) maybe faulty disc ? is not though ........ - plugged back into windows 7 laptop, did chk disc, all working fine plugged back ...
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cmake does not create executable on external partition

Building a simple pcl package: Documentation - Point Cloud Library (PCL) the only change I have made is to the title and the input pcd file. My dir structure is: cip_input -> cip_input.cpp; ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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Why are USB devices not loaded in my computer?

I have two laptops with Ubuntu 12.04. One doesn't present problems with the USB's, but I mention it because I compare each other's behaviour and know for sure that there's something wrong with the ...
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How to run applications on an external drive such as an external hard drive, flash drive, or SD card

I recently installed Ubuntu on my samsung chrome book. Because the chrome book does not have alot of space, I would like to be able to install and run applications off of an external drive. I would ...
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Why does my external HDD unmount itself?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I've got an external HDD connected to my PC via USB 2.0. When I mount the HDD after booting, everything works in the first few minutes. But when I start copying files from ...
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Iomega External HDD Not Accessible [closed]

I have an Iomega HDD of capacity 500 GB that works flawlessly on Windows 7, and I own the drive for approximately 3 years. However, I cannot access the disk on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. How can I check if ...
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Install Ubuntu on external disk ,Mac OS

The Problem I met is how to install ubuntu in a very tricky enviornment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My OS now is Mac OS and a windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only have 256 ...
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Unable to mount external hard drive. NTFS signature missing

I'm having trouble mounting my external HDD. well I do manage to mount it BUT the thing is that it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to ...
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Turn an external hard-drive into an internal one (ubuntu server)

I have an old 1tb external hard drive with enclosure and a new HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer running a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 12.04. Spec: AMD N54L / 2.2GHz 2GB DDR3 SDRAM ...
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system freeze after usb 3.0 external drive mounting

I have ubuntu 13.10 x64 with cinnamon desktop and kernel 3.12.6. When I plug in my external drive Verbatim, nemo opens and mounts the drive, after that the system freezes. So I need to unplug the ...
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alternative ways of mounting USB NTFS external-hdd

I mount my Samsung hard disk through this command sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Samsung BUT it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to finish! ...
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Set external Hard disk to standby when shut down

I have set my external hard disk to spin down after 10 Minutes of inactivity. However, when I shut down my system, the disk (ext4, one partition) get's unmounted, causing the disk to spin up and it ...
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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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External HDD isues

I have a Dell Latitude XFR D630 Laptop-32 bit. Also, I have an external hard drive with Ubuntu 13.10 on it. Also, my internal hard drive has windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04 on it. However, I cannot ...
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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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External HDD auto shut down?

Unlike windows 7 my external western digital hard disk [with separate power input] does not power off automatically when i press shut down. what can i do for that? i use ubuntu 12.04 lts and i'm a ...
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recover data from an ancient hdd and check for bad sectors

I just found an ancient external hard drive with a whopping 10 gb of data and I was wondering if there is a way to check the health of the disk (since it apparently didn't have a partition table what ...
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Ubuntu on a Secondary Drive

new to the site, not Ubuntu. I'm currently running Windows 7 on a 1 TB HDD, as it is my primary. I'd like to install Ubuntu on a secondary HDD in which I have an enclosure for. It has Windows 8 on it, ...
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transferring files form an external hard drive to ubuntu?

I have a mac mini that is a couple of years old and was thinking of installing ubuntu. will there be any problems when I try to transfer my files from an external hard drive formatted for OS X?
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my external HDD has stopped working Need help to backup the files

I have got a 320gb external hdd (seagate) and few days ago it stopped working.. when connect to a PC i can see the hdd is connect but can not view the files inside it... when used in windows 7 OS the ...
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USB hardware disappears

I'm just going to use this for an example. I have a Western Digital Passport, external hard drive. I plug it into the USB port on my computer, it shows up immediately, I go through and browse, and ...
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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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“Fatal! Inconsistent Data (Numbers)”

I installed Ubuntu on my Portable external hard drive. I ran it successfully the first time and played around in it. Afterwards, I shutdown, and removed the portable hard drive and plugged it back in. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on and External Hard Drive and boot in a Mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an external drive and I have tried several ways of partitioning the drive and none have them have allowed me to boot up. The one that is featured in one of the ...
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How to fix Error ID 197 on External Harddrive

I have been trying to reformat my Seagate Backup plus drive External HDD, and have been unsucessful in doing so. I have formatted, and reformatted several times on both Ubuntu 12.04, and Windows ...
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Dual booting OS X with Linux on an external hard drive

I have a Mac Mini and I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition on an external hard drive. However, I cannot boot it during start up. I've booted with a rEFInd CD in the drive and it ...
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If I install Ubuntu linux on an external hard drive can I save the data on that same hard drive?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on an external hard drive. My question is where does data get saved when I use this OS? For instance, if I create a folder on the desktop of Ubuntu where is that ...
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Run Ubuntu from removed HDD via USB enclosure?

My laptop's current hard drive has only Ubuntu 13.10 installed on it. My goal is to remove it, put it in a SATA to USB enclosure, and run it from there. I'll be putting a drive with Windows 8 back ...
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Formatting drive doesn't do anything and shows no errors

I apologize for any noobness, I'm fairly new to linux and I've tried searching and troubleshooting on my own but I've come up empty handed. I'm attempting to format a USB drive but running into ...
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Can't mount external HDD

Well, I'm pretty sure this has been asked lots and lots of times, I even looked at some previous questions but I couldn't do much with them, so I'm asking once more. I have an WD external HDD, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Installation on External Hard Drive: Failed to install grub in the boot drive

I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux environments and trying to install Ubuntu on an external USB hard drive. I'm installing it from a USB stick and not Live CD. I created four partitions: a 700 MB boot ...
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Toshiba External Hdd only reading in Usb 2.0

For some reason I plug in my external hdd and it only will read in my usb 2.0 port. It is 3.0 compatible I know because it used to work in my 3.0 ports on windows. At first I had thought it just ...
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copying fils to external storage error

Every time i want to copy a file or a folder to an external storage the files size gets a lot less when i see it from the other PC (Ubuntu is not copying all the file) I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and ...
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Thumb Drive install not recognizing my computer's HDD

I have borked my install several times now, and have had to format and reinstall several times now. Something happened on the last go that I didn't realize until now. For whatever reason, Ubuntu ...
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External USB hard drive not in /dev at boot

I have a Seagate USB external HDD, which is always connected to my server (a re-purposed laptop running Ubuntu Server 12.04). It has one ext3 volume. If the drive is connected when the machine boots, ...
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Running Ubuntu off multiple USB sticks

I know that using USB drives to boot Linux is a slower alternative to HDD's, however, I wanted to know the feasibility of using multiple USB drives to boot. Specifically, I wish to use a single USB ...
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problems while formating to fat32

I need to format my external hard drive to fat32 in order for it to work on a ps3, but when i try to do it in Gparted I get an error : if this helps, first I formated it to fat32 without any ...
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Allowing access to HDD from NFS share

I am currently attempting to setup an nfs share of the home directory on my server to the home directory on my laptop. However, I have run into a bit of a problem with the external hard drive mounted ...
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Does cloning my HDD to an external HDD leaves the external drive useless?

I'm planning to clone my 320gb HDD, having abut 100gb data to a 1tb external HDD. I fear doing so will leave my external hard disk useless. Will it still be possible to store other data there after ...