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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Syncing a folder on computer with external drive

I know that there are some file sync options (particularly rsync) available, but I'm trying to do something specific with my sync. I have a Movies folder with tons of video files, and I'd like to have ...
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WD Elements external HDD doesn't mount

I'm attempting to mount a WD Elements 1 TB drive on Linux, however it does not work. The drive is only visible through gparted. When I reformat the drive while on Linux, partitions work no matter what ...
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External drive not detected

I just installed ubuntu 13.10. When i plug in my external hard drive to access my files, it is not detected. I have no such problem when i was using windows 7. is there any solution to this kind of ...
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Ubuntu cannot be booted from external hard disk on another computer

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a external hard disk by using a Windows 8 laptop. I wanted it to be accessible from any other computers. But I found that there were 2 "Ubuntu"s at the boot ...
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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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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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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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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 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 have is how to install Ubuntu in a very tricky environment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My current OS is Mac OS and Windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only has a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu from external Hard Drive Error [duplicate]

I've previously installed Ubuntu 13.10 with the "USB Universal Installer" into a 4gb USB, and it worked fine. Now I want it to be in my old computers Hard Drive so I can save the files and use it as ...
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default mount point changed for external HD [duplicate]

The default mount point for my external HD changed when upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10. Now the username is added as an extra level before the hd label. So it used to be /media/nameofhd and now ...
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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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Can I use my PC to install linux/ubuntu to my external drive to be used on another PC? [duplicate]

Long story short. I have a decent PC in the other room that has no internet. So I want to install Linux/ubuntu onto a external 1.5TB hard drive so I can run the other PC on it. How ever, I do not want ...
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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 to format a USB or external drive in 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu 13.04. How to format a USB or external drive?
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Going from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04/13.04

I am a Windows user planning to convert to Ubuntu. I have a few questions: I have several external hard drives with documents (doc, xls, etc.), pictures, music and movies. Can I still use those ...
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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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changing boot priority to external disk

I just installed xubuntu. I dual booted it, my main os is windows 7. I installed ubuntu onto a external hdd and is my second boot priority so since i use it the most, it is a hassle to change every ...
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Using udev to automount external HDD

I have just installed a Plex Media Server to my Linux box and am happy with the idea of the server. My problem is the fact that Plex is not discovering ANY of the files on my external hard drive. The ...
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Want [ubuntu]iso bootable on external hdd as liveCD

---Getting to the point: -Would like to take iso file of ubuntu and put it on my hdd and make it bootable. Not copy from cd. Or use USB. -Strictly take iso, manipulate it onto hdd as live bootable ...
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How do I mount another NTFS partition of an external hard drive running Ubuntu?

I have an external hard drive with the following partitions. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) on the same ext. hard drive and am unable to mount the NTFS partition on this drive. Could ...
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Can not unlock my WD passport [duplicate]

I can not get this sucker to to work, this is the message I get Archive: /media/WD Unlocker/WD Drive Unlock.exe [/media/WD Unlocker/WD Drive Unlock.exe] End-of-central-directory signature not ...
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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 ...