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Ubuntu running via Parallels freezes

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 via parallels on a mac. I want to format the drive as EXT4. In the mac, I use disk utility to first format the external drive as exFAT. I then install exFAT utilities to be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Won't Load My USB 3.0 3TB Drive [on hold]

I'm having trouble using my external drive on Ubuntu 14.04. It still works perfectly on 13.10 and I checked the disk for errors. It's fairly new, and there are no bad sectors or other errors. It still ...
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USB isues with ubuntu 12.04 new install

I just installed 12.04 from scratch/clean install. but it is not recognizing my external hdds I ran the command sudo lsusb and pluged and unplugged my devices a external hdd 1tb and a 32gb flash ...
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External hard drive disappears even during file operation

I have a Western Digital Green 2TB SATA disk in an ICY BOX IB-368STU3-B box connected via USB 3.0. At a certain moment, the disk is not available anymore (and the blue LED on the back of the box shut ...
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usb drive spin down

I have 2 usb hdd drives connected to my notebook with ubuntu 14.04, each of them spin down after ~10minutes. I need to make them always in active mode (no spin down). I tried sdparm and hd-idle, but ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?

My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my ...
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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External USB 3 HDD not recognized after new install

I have a MacBook Pro (2013) with lots of Ram and used an install DVD to perform a clean install on a Toshiba 1 TB USB 3 portable HDD (hereafter called THDD) The install of Ubuntu 12, downloaded just ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Unable to mount external 80 GB hard disk

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 and I'm unable to mount my external HD. It's an 80 GB drive with only one FAT32 partition. The hard disk is working normally if it is plugged directly to the bus IDE on ...
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Seagate portable hard disk fails in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Seagate Expansion portable hard disk. It worked well in Windows-based systems (XP,Win7...) . When I tried to connect it to a Ubuntu machine, it also worked well -- but just several seconds ...
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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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External hard drive doesnt recognized

Need help here, my 1TB external hard drive (USB3.0) doesnt seem to be recognized when i plug it in. But if works fine under windows 7 Using fdisk -l i got this messages: Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, ...
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Ubuntu on external USB Hard Drive

I just wanted to ask, before I do it. I copied my entire system with an exception of few not needed folders to an external USB HDD. If I install Ubuntu (same version) on it, will it work as it is now? ...
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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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Unable to mount USB hard drive [closed]

My computer is currently running Elementary OS (I know it's not Ubuntu but I want to install Ubuntu but need to backup files first before doing so) and is unable to mount my Lacie P'9233 ...
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Can I retrieve data from a HD while running Ubuntu from a USB drive?

I'm having the same problem as this one - Can I retrieve data from a hard drive running Ubuntu from a USB drive? BUT... unfortunately when using ubuntu from the USB drive, I can see the HD but can't ...
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How to turn off hard drive when booting from USB?

I want to install Ubuntu on a USB drive and found these instructions here. I want to do this, because I want to use my laptop when I am in a car or when I walk. So, I want to turn off my hard drive ...
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Ubuntu (only) Installed: Cannot boot to reinstall

I am a first time Ubuntu user. In my computer Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was installed on a clean box, all hardware is brand new. Intel 64bit, SSD. NO Windows installed. After a few hours using Ubuntu, ...
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CX usb3 2.5-hdd-case asm1051 wont spindown/detach on ubuntu 12.04

bought this device http://www.ebay.de/itm/281128589294?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 it mount and unmount the partitions on the drive smart is also supported the only thing ...
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File permissions USB hard drive Ubuntu 12.04

Sorry if this has been asked before, I searched and searched, but couldn't get to the bottom of this. I have a PC running ubuntu 12.04, which I'm using as a media centre. The internal drive has only ...
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Wrong disk geometry on USB enclosure

I have a sata disk formatted in a NAS that use it in linux raid 1. I have removed the disk from the NAS ed mounted it internally in a PC with linux. Linux correctly recognize the disk and I'm able ...
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“Startup Disk Creator” doesn't see my USB Hard Disk

I have used Startup Disk Creator several times before succesfully creating bootable usb pendrives from iso images. However, now I'm trying to do the same with a Western Digital external USB portable ...
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How to repair an external harddrive?

I would like to reformat my hard disk, and if possible recover the (somewhat unimportant) contents if possible. I have a Western Digital 1TB hard drive which had a NTFS partition. I unplugged the ...
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Applied external HDD permssions don't stay permanent

I've added permissions to an external USD HDD to allow users to access the drive over a wifi network. I was having an issue with giving permissions for other users to access the drive. I solved it via ...
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USB HDD doesn't persist during suspend when on USB 3.0 (makes mount points invalid)

I have an external harddrive with three partitions, which is recognized as /dev/sdb at boot. After suspending and resuming the mounted partitions (in my case additionally encrypted with luks (two of ...
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Didn't unmount external hard disk properly. Now hard disk is not detected in any system

I have a 1TB external Seagate Backup Plus hard drive. Yesterday, I carelessly just unplugged the hard disk even though I got some sort of an unmounting error when I did it. Now, the hard disk doesn't ...
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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Ubuntu having hard time loading my Adata HE720 External Hard Disk

Please do not tag this as duplicate for I desperately need an exact answer. I've been reading a lot of post regarding this but I really can't relate on the codes. Here's the problem: I've been using ...
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654 views

Ubuntu 13.04 not recognising USB HDD docking station

I have a USB SATA/PATA dual HDD docking station called All in 1 HDD Docking which worked under Windows 7, but Ubuntu can't recognise it. When it is connected, the dock's two lights (one red, one blue) ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a external hard drive and NOT placing GRUB of my C: hard drive

what I want to do is this. I have an external hard disk drive, a SEAGATE expansion 1TB, you can take it a look here: ...
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How can I upgrade from 10.10 [duplicate]

Can I install the latest version from a USB or download the image to my hard drive? Finally loaded and installed 10.10. My PC would not take the disk with a newer version. Now I want to upgrade to ...
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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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How do I boot from ubuntu on my USB drive so I can wipe the ubuntu file system on the hard drive?

How do I boot from ubuntu on my USB drive so I can wipe the ubuntu file system on the hard drive? I have ubuntu on an exterior hard drive and want to boot from that so I can wipe the internal hard ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 lts doesnt recognize my 500gb external hard disk

Previously i had windows 8 installed and changed back to Ubuntu, i think Ive messed up the hdd drive (freecom 500gb)
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount But Is Detected

Yesterday I bought an external drive and after reformatting it to ext4, Ubuntu could no longer "see" it. I asked for help, and eventually came to the conclusion that the drive was somewhat defective. ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 - Hard Drive not recognized

I have an HP ProBook 4520 and I am trying to do a dual install with Windows 7. The USB device I used only detects itself as an installable location. If I exit the installer and open up the file ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting from hard drive after installing from USB

I installed 13.04 from a USB on my desktop and everything is fine until I shut down, go to suspend or restart. It asks for a boot-able drive. I checked the BIOS and the hard drive is the first ...
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12.10: External USB HDD detected, but can't use?

I have an old Lacie USB 2.0 external drive I'm trying to use in Ubuntu. It seems to be regonized, however, I can't seem to access the drive. I am a complete noob to Ubuntu, so maybe it is hidden ...
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Change Ownership of External Hard Drive?

I recently bought an external hard drive on Ebay, I received it and plugged it into my laptop and when I tried moving files onto it, it refused me to drag them on. I looked into the properties of the ...
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can i install ubuntu from an external hard drive/ can i run fedora and ubuntu together on one system?

hi i am a totaly new user of ubuntu. i have recently built a new system and want to install ubuntu 13.04, i have downloaded onto an external usb hard drive from a windows system that is running XP. my ...
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Why is 80gb HD read BIG error rate & smart data different and everything SLOW?

Load & run ok via USB stick (real slow, jerkey), then installed (4th time now) having problem. Able to boot from 80 gb SATA HD but everything still slow, jerkey, takes 1 second per charactor on ...
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external hard drive not detected UBUNTU 12.10

My 1 TB external hard disk is not detected by Ubuntu 12.10. **lsusb:** Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. ...
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Detect and mount devices?

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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Why does my USB hdd returns SG_IO: bad/missing sense data?

I am able to boot and run commands from external USB hdd. /dev/sdb: Timing cached reads: 1018 MB in 2.00 seconds = 508.97 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 80 MB in 3.03 seconds = 26.37 ...
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How do I mount a USB hard drive to an arbitrary mount point?

I just upgraded my system with an SSD from a hard drive. Loads faster. But, I left all of my large media files on my hard drive. Currently, I have a SATA optical bay caddy on order, but in the ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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Having trouble with mounting the hardisk

My Seagate USB hard disk won't mount. fdisk -l reports: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * ...
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USB hard drive does not get automatically mounted, and the icon doesn't appear in the launcher

A USB flash drive is detected as expected and appears in the unity sidebar. It mounts under /media/john, with john being my username. However, a USB hard drive does not show in the launcher. The ...
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Can I install Ubuntu with a new blank Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I am planning to install a new blank hard drive on my computer but i cannot find the windows iso ...