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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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The pernicious USB-stick stall problem. Is it fixed in 14.04?

There's a known bug in Ubuntu that causes the system to freeze when copying files to a external hard drive (see http://unix.stackexchange.com/q/107703/56755 and http://lwn.net/Articles/572911/). I ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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External HDD not recognized

I just installed 14.04 on a new computer, and attached my old SATA 500GB HDD via USB external enclosure, but it isn't recognized. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Even GParted doesn't see the ...
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External HDD working on Ubuntu Live CD but not Ubuntu server

I have an external USB 3.0 drive that works when plugged into a Windows 8 machine and when running an Ubuntu live CD. It will mount and is accessible as both FAT32 and EXT4 in the live CD. When ...
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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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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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Accessing Hard drive enclosure through usb

I am trying to get at the files on my old dead computer with the hard drive in an enclosure. It was Ubuntu 12.04. It worked well on my desktop for a while, but I tried to boot to it on my son's ...
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Cannot access Disk settings for external USB drive and drive does not sleep

I have a Seagate Plus 4 TB external USB 3.0 hard drive and am running stock Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. The OS is running on my internal hard drive. External is for backups. I always had my drive set to ...
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Mount point causing problems to unmount other drives

For some reason, Ubuntu created this mountpoint /media/[username]/LACIE Whenever I connect a USB drive, even the Lacie one, this mountpoint makes it imposible to safely remove the drives. For example, ...
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Downloaded 64 bit, no ISO?

I've recently installed the newest download, and I can't find the ISO anywhere to put onto USB (in my case, a Hard Drive). Here's what the download file looks like; Any help would be much ...
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Bootable USB only works on 1st computer

I've created a USB hard drive (external) and installed 14.04 on it so when I plug it in to my laptop, it will boot. The problem is that now the ubuntu on my hard drive thinks that it IS my laptop, so ...
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Unable To Mount and HDD Information

I know this is a silly question. I got a 2.5" hard disk drive that I use for my laptop. It has problems, so I plugged it out and attached it into a hard disk case and connected the hard disk to my ...
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Got an error message when trying to use winusb concerning the amount of recognized spaced on the usb

A few days ago I formatted a usb and installed memtest86 image on it using sudo dd if=memtest86-usb.img of=/dev/sdb. I ran the memtest86 usb on an early 2008 macbook and it seemed to work right but ...
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External usb3 Hard Drive not recognized

I have usb3 hard Drive when I plug it nothing appears. dmesg says that the device is disconnected. Is there anything I can do? dmesg output: [18563.144738] usb 4-2: new SuperSpeed USB device number 2 ...
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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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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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957 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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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. ...