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Questions tagged [external-hdd]

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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Can't access backup on LUKS external HDD

I encrypted a 1TB external hard drive with LUKS when formatting using Disks and used it for backups with Grsync. I had to wipe my hard drive, and now I want to restore all my files from the external ...
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external usb hdd Spinning up disk not repsonding

A friend of mine get its usb hdd broken, with of course no backup :) When i plug it, the disk make a small "wrong wrong" noise. ls-usb command shows the seagate expansion portable drive but ...
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Can't detect external ssd drive when installing ubuntu 18.04.6 alongside macOS

I am following this guide to install ubuntu 18.04.6 on an external ssd drive: https://florisvanbreugel.wordpress.com/tag/ubuntu-on-mac/ The external ssd drive is detected and usable in macOS. When ...
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Planning to get rid of windows on an SSD I intend to use as a portable ubuntu drive

I've been dual-booting for the last year and I think I'm finally ready to go all in, my plan is to simply delete all ntfs partitions on my drive and leave the rest, I'll maybe leave a clean 50-100gib ...
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Partition of external drive not listed

I recently got some I/O errors on my external drive that is connected to a NUC running Ubuntu Server 20.04.3 LTS, resulting in the drive unmounting itself. This has happened before and I have then run ...
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Differences in filename restrictions between two externals drives (Ubuntu 20.04)

I'm in the middle of moving data from my old external drive to the new one, but even though they're both from the same manufacturer and both have NTFS systems, the old one can store files with "|&...
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External usb hard drive not recognized at UEFI boot menu

I installed Lubuntu in an external hard drive, I had the bootable image in a usb and installed it on the removable hard drive, when the instalation finished and tried to boot to this hard drive it ...
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ubuntu 20.04.3 - error "invalid filename" while copying to external HD

Why won't Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS copy all files to external HD? My external drive has been used as backup drive with Ubuntu 18..04 LTS for long time without any problems. But when I recently installed 20....
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How to recognize external hard drive (USB ports)?

My freshly bought external hard drive is not recognized by my Ubuntu 18.04.5 laptop by any USB port. The ports work fine, however (they accept external mouse and keyboard). I am no Linux wizard, so ...
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can't open external hard drive on ubuntu and windows

I have a 3TB external HDD which has two partitions. one has 1TB and another one has 2TB. I primarily use ubuntu 21.10 and also have windows 10. when I want to open it it says the folder is empty. On ...
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Extern Hard Drive (HD) is not detected by Ubuntu 18.04 perhaps because a error during reinstall Ubuntu with HD plugged

A long time ago I used a External Hard Drive (HD) to install Ubuntu in a laptop. During the installation a error happened. I didn't use this HD until nowaday. Now I have trying use this HD (there are ...
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Create N bootable copies of Ubuntu system on SSD drives

I need to create multiple copies of the same system i.e. I want to set up 30 SSD drives with Ubuntu 18.04 with some preinstalled features there such as ROS etc I set up the environment on my local ...
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External USB disk I/O error after sleep/wake

I have a 1TB Toshiba USB HDD connected to the USB 3.0 port in my laptop (Asus X550C). I am using Ubuntu 18.04 (kernel 4.15.0-166-generic). I used to sleep/wake up the computer with the USB drive ...
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hdparm standby after X time doesn't work

I have an external WD 8TB hard drive connected to my Dell Wyse 5070 via USB 3.0. Recently I've done a full Ubuntu Server reinstall (on internal SSD). Now when I'm trying to configure everything as I ...
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Cannot detect external hard disk drive

I have a few hard disk drives I use to make backups (they are in ext4 format and encrypted with LUKS). I have been using them regularly recently (two days ago) but now after two updates I am ...
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Encryption of external hard drive failed

I have an problem with my external hard drive. It is fully Luks-encrypted and normally unlocks automatically on boot-up. Maybe it got ejected without safely disconnecting it. When I connect the drive ...
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How to change permissions on external media

After spending a lot of time going through previous answers to this question and finding everything either too old or for various reasons not applicable, or hitting problems when trying to follow step-...
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Western Digital 14 TB Desktop Drive & Ubuntu

When using this new 14TB WD USB HDD with independent power supply the drive (according to western digital) won’t sleep, they have software for win/mac when this occurs, not Linux. When I unmount and ...
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Boot Ubuntu 21.10 on Raspberry Pi 400 from external SSD

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu on my Raspberry Pi 400 from a Kingston 240GB external SSD. I've upgraded firmware in Raspberry Pi 400 to the recent one which allows booting from USB, removed the SD card, ...
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Can't boot from Toshiba Canvio Basics external USB HDD

I installed Ubuntu 21.10 on a USB HDD (Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB) I have also reinstalled grub in the ESP of the external drive with the following command to get a portable install of grub grub-...
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Installing wireless drivers in Ubuntu 20.04 running from an external hard drive, and without internet access

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on an external hard drive so that I can use Ubuntu on my MacBook Air without affecting the MacBook's internal SSD. When I boot Ubuntu from the external drive, I ...
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Not able to mount external Windows hard drive partition

I am trying to mount a windows hard drive under Ubuntu. Know my Problem is that if I'm trying to mount it with different commands I always get the massage that the partition is not found. sudo mount -...
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quick format a HDD in ubuntu terminal or GUI [duplicate]

I'm beginner in Linux and I'd like to know how to quick format a 2Tb HDD in Ubuntu 18.04 Terminal.
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how to mount synology without removing external hard drive in /mnt

I have 2 external HDD connected to my pc. I followed the Synology instructions and ran the command sudo mount -t nfs 196.168.x.x:/volumeX/test /mnt this caused my currently connected external HDD to ...
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failing ASMedia ASM1153 on USB 3.0

I have a problem accessing an external drive connected with ASMedia ASM1153 USB 3.0 3 Gb/s to SATA adapter (bridge) on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. The external drive is not stable when connected to an USB3 ...
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SSD with Ubuntu installed do not gets detected in other PC

So I installed UEFI Ubuntu on my Samsung T7 External SSD. This works perfectly fine on my Laptop with UEFI BIOS mode. While on my other PC which is I think in Legacy mode(awardsoftware international, ...
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Trying to reinstall Ubuntu on an external NVME drive but getting error when booting - Alert! uuid does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

Hello everyone. (Editing this question to include more details) I'll try to describe my issue without making this a super ultra-long thread. Long story short: I've always wanted to have the freedom of ...
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I can't format or access my External HD

So yesterday i had a power failure in my house and now my external HD doesn't work anymore i tried format via cli with mkfs and after 8 hours nothing... gparted stay in infinite loop with de hd ...
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Will not read my hard drives I used u untu to fill with my information

I have a 4 tray 3 5 HHD external hard drive that worked fine. I had to switch up my Ubuntu and now they see the drives but I can not see what is in them not use them. It is driving me wild as they ...
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Is there any way to make ubuntu really portable? (installing without dualboot) [duplicate]

I have a superfast 500gb external SSD so I want to install ubuntu on that. First I downloaded Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS ISO and created a bootable pendrive using rufus on a 8gb thumb drive. Then booted from ...
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How do you access other drives through ssh?

We have made a computer with a GPU for AI simulations. It has 512 GB SSD on which ubuntu is installed and a 2TB HDD. After installing ssh server the 2TB HDD is not accessible from the client side of ...
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Restoring on Gnome-Disks a Disk Image (sda. Win + Linux) on an External Disk, which now doesn't boot

As I explain in the title, I've found some errors after previously successfully restoring from a Disk Image on Gnome-Disks to sda again, where Windows 10 was installed and I've added KUbuntu 18.04 ...
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why my Ubuntu freezes or shows black screen when i either plug or unplug large external drive?

I remember that I saw some thread before that has a similar question, but still, I need help. When I boot up and my second external hard drive (could be either NTFS, exFAT, etc.) is already inserted ...
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Unable to mount exfat-formatted external HDD on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and I now cannot access my external HDD that I formatted in my previous Ubuntu install (same version of Ubuntu), and so I am quite confused. When I attempt to mount it ...
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Recover data from hfs hdd

I have a problem with an hdd (FileSystem: hfs). When I plugged it on my pc I can't open it and from Disk this is what I see:[disk info][1]. When I try to mount it manually I get this error: ` mount: ...
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how to write the password in order to access my external drive? [duplicate]

I have an external hard. However, when I want click on it in order to write its password to access it. I get this error no .filesystem or .encrypted interface on d-bus object ubuntu I don't get the ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external SSD using VirtualBox?

So, I have a 240GB (external)SSD, onto which I'd like to install Ubuntu. Now, after reading a few posts on doing exactly this, I see that one of the common issues people face while doing this is that ...
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Mounting external USB hard disk fails on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS

I have a USB hard disk drive attached to my computer. This disk has two Linux partitions on it (both formatted as ext3). When I open "Computer" at my desktop, under "devices" it ...
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Ubuntu only sees the first partition on an external (USB) disk drive

I connected an external (1TB) hard disk drive to my computer. It is automatically mounted on /media/$USER/Seagate Backup Plus Drive. However this drive has two partitions: an NTFS partition, and an ...
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External HDD opens in Dolphin as empty but data shown and folders/files accessible by entering direct address

I had been accessing folders and files on a 1TB Toshiba external HDD connected by USB to my Dell laptop with Kubuntu 18.04. I set the laptop down, then returned to it to find that the external HDD ...
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External Hard Disk failure?

First of all sorry if this is a duplicate question but I just want to make sure that I don't erase anything from my Hard disk. Anyway, my Hard disk is a Seagate Backup Plus Slim and I used it on ...
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USB hard drive fails to mount on boot

I have 3 identical make/model external hard drives connected by USB, and /etc/fstab looks like this: [...] UUID=1b83f30d-cb05-460f-ba98-50912a639330 /mnt/disk1 ext4 auto,defaults,nofail 0 2 ...
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Harddisk partition not detected

I have this Transcend storage device which I've had for 2 years now, but rarely use at all. After a couple of months, when I connect it to my computer again, it’s not being detected by the file ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from external hard drive (Seagate expansion 1TB)

I'm new to the forum and this is my first question about failure to boot from an external HDD. I've been using Ubuntu from an external HDD then suddenly today it stopped booting. I try to boot into it ...
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Resizing a External HD without losing data? [duplicate]

So, I'm trying to create a FAT32 partition on my NTSF 2TB External HDD. The thing is, I have more than 600 gb of data and I have, right now, only about 50 gb free on my PC, so I cant back up. Is there ...
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can't access external drive (Ubuntu on imac / can "see" the external imac drive on Ubuntu 'Files', but can't authenticate)

First, apologies in advance if my question has an obvious solution and I am simply too dense to figure it out. That said, here goes: Recently installed Ubuntu 20.etc on VMware Fusion / imac. No ...
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RAID 5 Storage Not Reading Properly in Ubuntu 20.4.02

I have a RAID 5 storage setup and just got a notification that one of the HDD s has gone bad. I plugged the RAID into my windows PC to diagnose (I can't get the QNAP utility to run in Ubuntu) and ...
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Ubuntu crashes when external HDD is plugged in

I have Ubuntu installed on an external ssd and it works fine. But when I plug in another external HDD when running the OS it starts crashing and doesnt even let me shut down
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Ubuntu Studio Cannot Mount External Drive

Trying to mount USB NVMe M.2 box to laptop with Ubuntu Studio 20.04 to no avail. Without the device connected: $ ls /dev/ | grep sd sda sda1 sda2 sda5 sda6 Wit the device connected: $ ls /dev/ | grep ...
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Bootable ssd not available in "boot priority"

I wanted to make a portable plug and play ubuntu ssd. I installed ubuntu and it worked on the laptop I used initially. When I plugged it into another laptop, the ssd is not visible in the boot ...
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