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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Safely Remove on External portable drive “Keeps remounting drive”

i have a problem trying to safely remove an external portable drive in Ubuntu 14.04 because when i tried to safely remove the drive it closes for a while but then just keeps coming back(mounts itself ...
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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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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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Prevent mounting a partition in fstab

So I feel really bad for asking this question because it looks like it has been asked a million times on the internet. I am even finding a very consistent answer, and I am not getting any errors when ...
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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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How to make an Ubuntu installation on external HDD boot on any system?

When installing Ubuntu 12.04 to an external HDD using Ubiquity, it installs GRUB2 to that HDD. Such installation works fine on the machine on which it was created, but on any other machine everything ...
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Issues mounting WD 320 External in 12.10

So, I'm a brand new user to this OS. I'm trying to access my external Western Digital MyBook 320gb USB HD, but the automount feature isn't working. I've read and attempted several suggestions from ...
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How do I make music and videos from an external hard drive show up on the lens filters?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Unity. I keep all my music and movies on an external hdd and I was wondering if there was a way to make the media on the hdd show up on the dash and its lens filters.
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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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external hard drive permission error

I have an HP notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and a Toshiba 1TB external hard drive. My laptop powered off unintentionally, and when I turned it back on I was no longer the "owner" of my external hard ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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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 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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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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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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how to copy file from external hard disk to Ubuntu on my PC

I am using Ubuntu mate on my PC. I want to copy video from my hard disk to my PC. When I connect, I will get notification but when I search I am not able to find my hard disk folder. Please help me.
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Lost Harddisk data after creating Bootable disk with it

Today, I tried creating bootable disk(on external harddisk) in ubuntu using the below dd command and it erased all my harddisk's data. dd if=<source> of=/dev/sdb1 bs=<byte size>; sync ...
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Merging fat32 partition on external hard drive connected to ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have WD 160 GB hard drive and i have formatted it to fat32 file system i want to merge all multiple FAT32 file system partition to make it one. how do i do it on ubuntu 12.04LTS. Would also like to ...
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External Hard Drive erased and possibly corrupted after partition change on gparted

I have a WD Elements external hard drive and I used it on my Windows to install Ubuntu 14.04. I then used gparted to bring back Windows and run a dual-boot, so I changed the external hard drive's ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu freezes when attaching external hard drive due to hard drive mount mismatch. Is there a solution to fix it?

Ok I think I understand why my Ubuntu 10.10 freezes when pluggin in an external hard drive through USB. First of all I have to mention that my Ubuntu is installed on another 160gb external hard ...