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Do I absolutely need to format my Ext HDD in order to use it to install Ubuntu?

My goal is to run Windows 8.1 on my Laptop from the factory-installed HDD, and use the same EXT USB 3.0 HDD that I use to backup my files as the location for my Ubuntu Install. I am under the ...
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Every USB hard drive connected to Ubuntu loses partition information

Whenever I connect an external USB hard drive with an NTFS partition to my Ubuntu driven netbook all partitions are lost for Windows machines and listed as RAW. Sequence: ⠀USB hard drive with NTFS ...
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wd my book 3tb external usb 3.0 drive having issues

I am having an issue when using my wd my book 3tb usb 3.0 external drive in the 3.0 I/o port on my asrock 990fx extreme9 board. I installed the etron usb 3.0 driver while it was connected into the ...
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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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HFS ownership on USB EHDD

I no longer have a iMac, I am using ubuntu 12.04, my EHD has two partitions on it. The first is 1.8 TB, the second is about 200GB. The larger partition is HFS format, the smaller is FAT. I am trying ...
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What's wrong with my HDD? It takes 5 minutes to mount!

Every time I need to mount my hard disk, I need to do this: I type sudo fdisk -l into terminal I wait 5 minutes till it completes "its scan"; I mean till it shows up my HDD I input the mount command ...
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Unable to mount USB 3.0 external drive

[update: i've tried reformatting the drive as HFS+ and still run into this problem] I have a 1TB Lacie USB 3.0 external hard drive that is formatted as exfat. I can't get it to mount my Intel NUC ...
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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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How to trigger a script when an external USB disk is mounted?

I need to automatically copy images off a camera when it is inserted into the USB port. I've written a script to do the copying, and I've found that, by creating a file ...
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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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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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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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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 are USB devices not loaded in my computer?

I have two laptops with Ubuntu 12.04. One doesn't present problems with the USB's, but I mention it because I compare each other's behaviour and know for sure that there's something wrong with the ...
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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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system freeze after usb 3.0 external drive mounting

I have ubuntu 13.10 x64 with cinnamon desktop and kernel 3.12.6. When I plug in my external drive Verbatim, nemo opens and mounts the drive, after that the system freezes. So I need to unplug the ...
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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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Toshiba External Hdd only reading in Usb 2.0

For some reason I plug in my external hdd and it only will read in my usb 2.0 port. It is 3.0 compatible I know because it used to work in my 3.0 ports on windows. At first I had thought it just ...
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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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External USB hard drive not in /dev at boot

I have a Seagate USB external HDD, which is always connected to my server (a re-purposed laptop running Ubuntu Server 12.04). It has one ext3 volume. If the drive is connected when the machine boots, ...
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Issues with external HDD

I'm having a problem/issue/doubt with my external hard drive. Basically I used all the time connected to the laptop, and there's a folder in the ehdd where I download all the stuff that I need. ...
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361 views

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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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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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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226 views

USB 3.0 drive running as a USB 2 device

I have a Western Digital MyBook 1.5TB external USB 3.0 drive, which I've been using with Ubuntu 12.10 through a PCI Express USB 3.0 adapter. However, while trying to determine why the transfer speeds ...
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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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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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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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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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I want to put Ubuntu on a bootalbe external USB hard drive

Putting Ubuntu on a bootable external USB drive looks pretty straight forward but I might need a little help... I'm only on chapter 8 of a 30+ chapter book... My problem is I have to 3 different ...
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Slow USB transfer speeds

I am experiencing very slow USB transfer speeds when trying to backup files to a USB HDD. I am not entirely sure when the problem 1st occured but there was definitely a period using 12.04 where ...
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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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USB External Hard drive unplugged but still shows up!

I am running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have physically unplugged an external hard drive from my laptop, but for some reason it is still shown as mounted in Nautilus. When trying to get rid of it by ...
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Slow transfer with WD 1TB on Compaq Presario

some time ago my external drive, a WD of 1 TB as started being very slow I thought the problem was fixed when before i installed 13.04, the transfer rate went up to normal ~15MB/s while i was on the ...
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ubuntu external usb 2 hdd very slow

I got a external HDD with 2 partitions one NTFS ad one HFSPlus connected to PC via USB 2.0. I can not copy from NTFS and the copy process from HFS runs at 1MB/s at most (average 500 kb/s). The ...
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Use USB external HDD to install Ubuntu

So I want to install Ubuntu by booting it from my external USB drive, as is outlined here. The thing is, I read here that the drive will be erased. My external drive is a 500GB HDD with a LOT of stuff ...
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What are the pros and cons of each USB disk format?

In DISK UTILITY when you choose format drive, there are four options. I would like to know what's best and fastest for USB flash drives, USB HDD and any differences between each format type. The ...
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USB External Hard Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I want to put a bootable Ubuntu in my USB External Hard Drive. But, I want to keep storing my files on it and the Ubuntu should ...
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USB file transfer preparing to copy, but file count climbs indefinitely

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 to back up my Windows machine that won't boot and am running Ubuntu from the CD. I copied and pasted a volume of about 160GB to my external HDD. The transfer has been ...
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Installing applications on a usb drive

I'm running Ubuntu off an 8gb USB drive but it's almost full; is there a way to install my applications on a different USB drive. It's been suggested that RAID 1 will work but will that just duplicate ...
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HDIO get identity failed for dev/sdb invalid argument

This failure is on an external hard drive connected by USB. However, it worked flawlessly for several days. Then, one day when I tried to start Ubuntu there appeared a Debian splash screen with ...
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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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Does Ubuntu run well on an USB HDD?

I have here a company notebook, and because the HDD is full encrypted, I cannot install an extra partition for another system that I would like to use in my free time. And I really need another ...
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Can I disconnect an ejected drive even if it is still spinning?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. When I unmount (eject) USB disk, the power LED is always "ON" & I can feel disk is still spinning after 10 Minutes. This means disk is not unmounted from system? is it ...
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USB hub not working properly Ubuntu 12.04

USB hub acting strange on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. On Windows all devices are working properly, but on Ubuntu there are several issues, so it is not hardware issue. HDD is not recognised, unless it is the ...
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How can I make my ubuntu 12.04 act like an external usb hard drive?

Quick breakdown, I have a Roku 2 XS that has a USB port that you can connect a flash drive or external hard drive to. I also have a box running Ubuntu that is the household media storage center. I ...
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External hard-drive is “clicking” when idle [closed]

I'm struggling with a very annoying issue: My new hard-drive (Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB (HN-M101MBB) was build in an USB 3.0 external case (Lian Li EX-10QR) and formatted with ext4. When this ...
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USB external drive is not recognized by any OS, how to troubleshoot in Ubuntu?

First of all I would like to inform you that I saw a question similar to mine but the error was different, so here's my problem... I have an external HD samsung s2 model of 500GB and a day to day ...
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Why is my external USB hard drive sometimes completely inaccessible?

I have an external USB hard drive, consisting of an 1 TB SATA drive in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure, plugged into my SONY VAIO VGN-NS310F laptop. It is ...