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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Ubuntu not booting after installing in external hard disk

I have Lenovo z570 laptop with 750GB HDD, 6GB RAM, Intel i5 Processor and Windows 7 installed in it. I also have an external portable USB hard-disk of 1TB. My aim was to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 difficulties with first time startup on USB external hard drive

Today I decided to finally try out Ubuntu, so I followed the Windows installation guide. I downloaded the Desktop Ubuntu 12.10 ISO for Windows, and used the Pen Drive Linux USB Installer to install ...
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front usb wont mount harddrives, internal usb ports do

I have noticed something in my new build, i am using Ubuntu desktop newest version my motherboard is the asus f1a75-m pro R2.0 with the usb ports in the back all my NTFS hard disks or usb sticks work ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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How do I recover my data from a failing hard disk?

The other day I copied about 230GB of data from one external HDD to my new external HDD. I woke up, ensured that everything was working properly, and shut down the computer. Today I decided to use the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on external drive not getting detected by Windows 8 laptop

I have a laptop with Windows 8 installed and an external hard disk with Ubuntu 13.04 installed which I connect through USB. I have installed grub on my external hard drive. Previously I was able to ...
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Raw copy external drives

I have one almost full external HDD with 1TB, and the other empty with 2TB. What is the fastest way to copy the content from the smaller to the bigger? Is there a way to do some kind of raw copy ...
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Data recovery fantom external hard drive 6 TB ( two 3TB drives on raid 0)

I have a Fantom 6TB external hard drive that uses two 3TB hard drives. On the back it has two switches for setting up RAID. I have it set to RAID 0 so I can use the full 6TB. The problem with it is ...
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External HDD in RAW formatted. Will ubuntu be able to access the device and use/recover my data

I have an external HDD, which somehow is now in RAW format, but I need the data off it. Will Ubuntu allow me to view the files stored on it and also copy them to a new HDD?
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External Hard Drives not Detected 12.04 LTS

I have two Western Digital Hard drives that I have been using successfully for months now. A 250gb and a 2tb drive. Now today without any previous issues neither will open from desktop or terminal. ...
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External hard drive fails to appear after grub rescue issues

Updated some files last night and was prompted to reboot. when I rebooted the computer I was greeted with a black screen and a message stating: error: file not found grub rescue> Did some research ...
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Unable to read my external hard drive

whenever i plug in my external hard drive it show a error as follows : #Unable To Mount 125 GB File system# Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup_warn: magic: ...
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External Drive Data is not available on other OS other than Ubuntu

I have 1 TB HDD . It was working well both in Ubuntu and windows , But three days go I can see my data and folders in Ubuntu only . But when I insert this HDD on other system having windows it is ...
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Ubuntu on external HDD accessed from mac and windows

I have an external 2T HDD, an iMac intel, a windows laptop and a router (Airport Extreme). I'd like to install ubuntu on the ext HDD and have access to it either from the iMac or windows machine ...
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How do I disable a HDD/Pen drive LED blinking?

I want hardware config on ubuntu for pen drive LED blinking.
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Cant´t safely remove external hdd

Hi I have a new external hdd and when I want to remove it I can unmount it but if I want to use the "remove it safely" option it tells that is not possible and gives me this message: Error detaching: ...
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Running Ubuntu from External HDD. Boots very slowly

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an external hard drive (usb2) and when I boot, it takes ages to get past the purple screen. Otherwise, the performance is perfectly fine. Is this just a symptom of slow ...
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WD external HD no working

I have a password protection on my external HDD and in windows I'm always prompted to input the password when I connect my external HDD to it. But in Ubuntu it mounts fine but it does not request me ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a HDD

I recently purchased a 2TB WD MyBook external hard-drive with the intention of installing Ubuntu on it in a way that will allow me to simply plug it in to any computer and boot MY Ubuntu from ...
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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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Installed kubuntu on a usb stick, want to go back to windows

I am running Windows 8, I installed kubuntu on a usb stick. Now when i remove usb stick i get an error "no such device exists", I want to get rid of kubuntu and this error. I am not linux user so ...
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Purple screen after installing to external hard drive

I have Windows 7 64 on my laptop (MSI GX660). I downloaded the 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 install onto a 1GB USB drive, rebooted, and installed onto a 1TB USB external HDD. I followed this guide I then ...
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Lock icon in external drive's folders

When I attach the external hard drive, the folders have a lock icon on them and i am unable to delete them. I tried to use sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME but to no avail, this did not work. Please ...
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Drive Permissions Denied over SSH?

I am having issued with drive permissions on Ubuntu 12.10. The server to which I'm connecting over ssh has two HDDs. Ubuntu runs off 'Drive 1', and the server app runs 'Drive 2'. When I formatted ...
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Search External Drive with Gnome Documents

Is there any way for Gnome Documents to access and display documents (HTML/DOCX/ODT) on an External USB Hard Drive? I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 in a Virtual Machine with the drive connected to it, ...
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External Hard Drive is not recognized

I have a new 1 GB external hard drive which I was trying to partition with Gparted. Evidently I did something wrong and now it does not show up in My Computer or in Ubuntu. How can I repair it?
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Why can a new user not write to external Hard Drive?

I installed Precise Pangolin using this guide. I created a user account for my wife and a guest account. I formatted and mounted an external hard drive to the server. I created several file shares ...
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Connect WD TV Live Hub

I have a PC (pc1) running Ubuntu 12.10, connected to the router wirelessly. A WD TV live hub is connected to PC using a crossover ethernet cable. Configuration: Wired connection method: shared to ...
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Is my HDD broken?

I have an external USB HDD which I think is broken. When I plug it in nothing happens. Can we confirm that is broken? Here is dmesg output: [ 7998.225453] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 10 ...
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Can I install 12.10 on an external HD that will become an internal drive in another system without changing my Windows 7 system?

How can I install 12.10 on an external hard drive that I plan to put into another computer that will only run Ubuntu? I have this drive connected to my Windows 7 and the reason I'm asking is because ...
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Can Ubuntu recognize an external disk drive created by windows xp?

I have an external Hard Drive Formatted under Windows XP, Can I manage this drive in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Right now the drive is invisible to Ubuntu. How can I use such a drive without reformatting it?
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external hard drive not detected after ubuntu crash [restarting machine]

today i tried to watch movie [with vlc media player] from my external hard drive [expansion portable 500 GB], and it's play good, then pause the movie and play it again, and my Ubuntu crashed! ...
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invalid extent - grub rescue

TRANSLATION I've Ubuntu 12.04 and ArtistX on a laptop with a external HDD. These work great. After this I installed these in two PC and I get the next message on both: -error: invalid extent. ...
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Setting up external HDD to be accessable from Android device

I am a brand new Ubuntu user on 12.04 and am trying to figure out how to set it up so that I can access my external from my android device from any location. I use the external for all my media and ...
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Updating new files in a external disk

I bought a 750GB external hard disk a couple months ago. So the first time I copied all my stuff (documents, photos, music ...). After a while I wanted to update the data in my external disk, but I ...
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“Empty Partition!” in Mac after created that with Disk Utility

I just got a new hard drive yesterday, 2TB, and copied across all the files I needed, into two partitions in the new 2TB Disk, that I created in Disk Utility (command palimpsest). One was 500GB and ...
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How to partition external USB without losing data?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.4 on a 8GB thumb drive. Every time I restart I lose my settings because I don't have enough room. So I want to install it on my 160GB external USB drive (FAT32). My issue is, I ...
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I have a small SSD hard drive, can I view/edit/add files in my folder system without storing them locally?

Since I have limited space on my computer I would like to store the files on the ubuntu one cloud and not locally on my SSD. But it is a hassle to edit/add/view files through my web browser on ...
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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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Can't mount external hard drive

i have a problem accessing the data on my external hard drive. I recently did a fresh install but mistakenly left my external hard drive plugged in. When I tried to access the data on the external ...