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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Want 13.10 to boot from external hd overiding grub installed on laptop for 13.04

I have 13.04 multi-booting with win7 on my laptop. I downloaded 13.10 and used unetbootin to make an install flash. When rebooting I booted to the flash perfectly (test but not install mode). I ...
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Can I use the same external boot disk to use Ubuntu on 2 different computers?

I have yesterday Ubuntu installed in my notebook, i was on windows when i installed this from a ubuntu cd image into my external HDD. So i got the disc with me in my work office, and I would like just ...
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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 External HDD

I was copying data from PC to my Lacie external 500 GB HDD. And Simultaneously I was accessing files on my PC and on that external HDD. but after some time File System stopped responding and showed ...
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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 ...
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Partitioned external hard drive: where are my files?

I recently upgraded my laptop hard drive and did a fresh install of 12.04.3. I stuck my old hard drive into an external enclosure to use as an external - but first, I need to get all my data off it. ...
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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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File permissions won't change

sorry fresh user. I installed about 9 days ago and had issues with Unity disappearing which took 5 days of headaches to fix. It never did fix, I reinstalled. I set up Plex (media server) and while ...
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Cannot create folder and file on external drive (Xfce, Thunar) after change of mount point

I wanted to have an ntfs partition mounted at startup, so I used this solution to mount it automatically. (Using a program to set the automatic mounting: "Storage Device Manager" - pysdm.) At a ...
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Why is my Hard drive recognised as removable?

I have 2 samsung 840s in my computer, one boot and the other expanded storage but Ubuntu recognizes the second as a removable drive but I want them both to be recognised as internal drives, how do I ...
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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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How to make external USB harddrive mount properly for backup script with udisks2

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.11.1. I have a 2TB hard drive mounted in an external USB enclosure. The drive label is Backup. The drive is not automatically mounted when I boot. There are two ...
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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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Slow performance while copying large files to external peripherals

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been having many problems with External Storage devices like Hard Disk and pen drives. Sometimes, my external HDD (WD Passport 500 GB) is not detected at ...
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trouble mounting usb 2tb hdd on ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Upon plugging in the drive I get the message Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/okapi/the eagle: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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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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ubuntu 13.04 - can't see external ntfs drive

I have upgraded from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 (x64) and from kde v4.10 to v4.11. Same kernel 3.8. Since the upgrade I have an issue with my Verbatim store'n go 500Gb usb external drive recognition, it ...
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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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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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Invalid filename issue when I transfer files on Ubuntu to the external drive

I backup files on Ubuntu 12.04 to the external drives. The WD external drive works well. But the Maxell external drive cannot recongnize some files names, such as the saved .html files with '|' or ...
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troubles connecting USB3 drive

I have two distinct PC with the same issue. If I connect an external USB3 HDD to the front panel I get a lot of issues. Sometimes it is recognized but I get errors transferring files, other times it ...
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Something went wrong with my external HD (Ubuntu can't mount it)

Here is my output from the fdisk command: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = ...
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Which filesystem should I use to format my external backup HDD? btrfs?

I have a new external USB drive I plan to use for storing backups only. (It is a WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Drive SATA III model WD20EFRX mounted in a USB enclosure.) The drive came without a partition ...
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Mount error on new, empty External HDD - ext4

Apologies if this seems like a very similar question to others already on the site. I have searched for a few hours now for solutions, but nothing seems to be quite the same. I recently (2 days ago) ...
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Drive ownership and permission - How do I make it accessible to all?

I have an external drive on which I backed up data from another external drive using my Ubuntu 12.10 system. Now it would seem that there is a problem with folder and file permissions on the drive as ...
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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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Unable to write into external HDD and in its properties no file system format details are shown in Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently changed OS from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. Then onwards my external HDD (mounted as VIVEK) became read only. When I try to create a new folder it shows an error msg as shown in figure. ...
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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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External Hard Drive Drop/Fall

I actually am having a problem for which I would really appreciate some advice. Yesterday night my external 500GB (USB) hard drive (a big one, with case) fell. It was on my PC and fell down on the ...
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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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Use of an external Hard Drive for backups

I have acquired an used external HD (a WD Passport) that I'm planning to use for the backup of important files - I was thinking of using it with Déjà Dup. Should I format it beforehand? Which ...
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Can i store files and boot from the same External hard drive?

is it possible to run Ubuntu from an external hard drive and store files(music, movies, games) in that very same external hard drive? BTW the external hard drive i have is basically a 2.5" 200GB ...
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Using Ext4 partitions on external storage

If I want to use a USB flash memory or an external hard disk to transfer data and at the same time I want to use ext4 partitions on them. How could I do that without getting problems regarding ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a external hard drive?

I already know how to make a bootable flash drive. My question kind of involves this. I would love to make a portable hard drive with the bootable version of Ubuntu on it and be able to save my files ...
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Hard Drive too slow

My computer has been going too slow since I remember, I tried several tips I found on Internet but nothing worked. After spending some time searching about the problem I found that it might be my hard ...
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Does installing Ubuntu from itself on a flash drive install it on my hard drive?

I apologize for the horribly worded title, but it's all I could think of. Anyway, I have a MacBook Pro and I've followed the instructions here: ...
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Are the problems with installing ubuntu to an external hard drive fixed in ubuntu 13.04?

I have a Macbook Pro that is currently running OSX. I installed ubuntu on a Windows laptop I had lying around to try it out. I liked it a lot but I didn't want to commit any space to it on my internal ...
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Format ASUS external hard drive AN300

I am trying to format a new external HDD of ASUS (model AN300). Ubuntu recognizes only a "CD ROM" when I plug it to the computer, names ASUS Webstorage. I tried to follow instructions, on this link. ...