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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Grub loading command line instead of menu

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive and have Windows on my internal hard drive. Everything works fine until I get up the next morning and all of the sudden I'm stuck on the grub command line ...
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Giving Microsoft Teams access to my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive, and I am using Microsoft Teams. But this application is not granted permission to access files on that external hard drive. How can I change that? EDIT: I have given it ...
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usb drive not detected, but is visible in the Disks application. lsusb can see it

Lenovo IdeaPad Ubuntu 20.04.2 GNU version 3.36.8 Connected USB drive not accessible, is not displayed Disks application lists location as /dev/sda The command 'lsusb' displays 'Bus 004 Device 002: ID ...
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Does EncFS safely manage maximum filesize differences between target and source storage devices?

EncFS allows you to transparently encrypt data to the cloud or to external storage, as described in an answer to another question here: How to encrypt external devices using a cross-platform solution?....
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What Should I Consider When Running Ubuntu From a Portable Hard Drive

I'm borrowing someone's Windows machine, because my own box crashed and burned a while back -- back when Spotify was downloading and erasing a crapton of resources to its users' computers with every ...
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Make Ubuntu open a window in files when plugging in an external drive

When I plug in an external hard drive, or a USB Drive, I get a notification that tells me it has been plugged in. If I hover over it with the mouse, it shows me a prompt to 'Open with Files' (aka ...
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Seagate external hard disk not detecting in my ubuntu 16.04

I have a 2 TB Seagate external hard disk. In my ubuntu 16.04 it stopped detecting. I tried mounting this drive in another ubuntu 16.04 & Windows 7. In both machines, it is working. When I plug it ...
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Booting from an external hard drive results in a black screen with GRUB (no prompt)

Regardless of the advisability of doing so, when booting from the external hard drive connected with a SATA to USB adapter cable: this results in a black screen simply with GRUB in the top left ...
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What is a dd command to write the Ubuntu ISO to an external hard drive over USB? [duplicate]

In the context of: sudo dd if=/storeM/os-dvd.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=8M sudo dd if=/storeM/bootdisk.img of=/dev/sdc from: Linux: Copy DVD ISO to empty hard disk / partition and boot as if it is a DVD? ...
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How to make an external hard drive bootable with unetbootin?

The SATA hdd is connected with a USB adapter cable. How is unetbootin used to write an ISO image: to an external hard drive for installing Ubuntu? It's not clear that unetbootin is listing the ...
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Ubuntu + Multi User + USB stick. Impossible combination?

I have a system with UserA. I created a new user, UserB, it was super simple, just followed the steps in the settings through the GUI. But a problem arise when UserB tries to use external HDD, a USB ...
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Connect internal SSD as external via USB

So I bought a new laptop which has an M.2 SSD. My old dead laptop has a 2.5" SSD. I want to access the data on the old drive. I bought an enclosure for the SSD which connects to a laptop via USB....
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How do I read a Windows XP hard drive using Ubuntu on a cd?

I downloaded Ubuntu onto a cd and booted my laptop with it. When it was loading up it said something about checking filesystems. I just let it run until it was done. It then gave me an option to try ...
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What does partition type 0x70 and 0x43 mean on an external hard drive?

Last fall someone moved a bunch of old files from an Ubuntu and windows PC to an external Toshiba 2TB hard drive. I'm not sure the content of all the files, but there definitely should be data on this ...
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How can I change owner of mounted directory?

I'm using ubuntu server 20.04 on raspberry pi 4 and I want to change the owner of the external drive for changing permission for my server. But I can't change the owner even using sudo su and chown. I ...
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mount(2) system call failed: Remote I/O error error when mounting exfat external hard drive

I recently got a new external hard drive of a capacity 2 To formatted in exFAT, but I can't use it. When I try to mount it with sudo mount /dev/sdc /test, I get: mount: /test: mount(2) system call ...
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How to recover drive on Jetson Xavier

I keep losing drive connection, after using for extended periods, and have to reboot to restore connection. Is there an easier way to restore connections? I'm on a Jetson Xavier. Here's some ...
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Mounting two external hard drives on the same point

I have been using Linux installed on an external hard drive (lets say A) for a year, so everytime my hard drive was connected i could use linux and when it wasnt i could use windows. Now i have taken ...
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Possible to install Ubuntu on Portable External Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Some background info: I have to install Ubuntu for a school project, to use one of the programs on Linux for robotics. I currently have a desktop with an SSD that has Windows 10 on it and 1 TB HDD ...
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can dd be used with an external hdd to clone the image on a new system?

I think I asked that right, but here goes. I have 2 systems A and B. A has failed. I want to clone B and install it on A. Can I use dd to make a clone of B, put that clone on an external HDD to ...
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Install Ubuntu 20.04 and set an external hard disk as /home

Previously I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and used an external hard disk, which its partition format was NTFS, as its /home. Recently I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 by installing a new one and removing ...
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What version of Ubuntu should I install on a Samsung - Galaxy Chromebook? [duplicate]

I want to connect to an external hard drive. It's an easystore HDD. I'd like to run desktop-style files on it thru Ubuntu. I'm new to Ubuntu, though, and not very computer savvy, but I'm really ...
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Can I use external HDD with NTFS partitioning to regularly read/write on it with UBUNTU?

I'm considering switching to UBUNTU from Windows 10 and I have two HDDs in a dock, that are partitioned as NTFS. They contain data that I use on a regular basis, such as Word files, PDFs etc. and I ...
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A Partition From My External Drive is Recognized by Ubuntu Not in Windows

So I have a 1 Tb external hard drive with 3 partitions in NTFS file system. Luckily Ubuntu 2020 is recognizing and displaying files from all the 3 partitions no sweat. However, on Windows 10, only ...
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My external hard drive doesn't show up for boot loader installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my external hard drive, but in the partition phase my drive doesn't show up. I am using an s-link brand USB port. The model of it is SW-U517-Type-C Multi-port Adapter. ...
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How can I change the permission on Ubuntu 20.04 to allow ':' on filename of NTFS external drive

I was using the Ubuntu 18.04 and everything was fine processing my files that are something like that: wrfout_d03_2018-01-16_09:00:00.nc It is an automatic process that a climate model save files and ...
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Toshiba external USB 3.0 HDD works in another PC but not in mine

I have a Toshiba external HDD that used to work fine in my PC but lately it stop working. I tried a different USB port, different systems in my PC like Windows, live Linux... but the result was the ...
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Advice: External Drive FileSystem for Video files attached to Ubuntu Server, but compatible with Windows?

I want to run a Plex server that will serve video files off an external hard drive. The Plex server will run on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, because I primarily work on Windows, I feel the external ...
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Can't format a 2TB external hard drive

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. My kernel version is 4.4.0-201-generic. I've got an external 2TB USB hard drive. The vendor name is very new: Generial. I can't get it to format as usual. Every time I try, the ...
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Problem with moving files to my external devices (read only)

So the problem is as follows: when I try to copy or move a file (using desktop navigation or the terminal) onto my USB stick or external hardrive it says "device is read only" Which doesn't ...
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windows no longer boots in dual boot after accidentally delete partition in hdd windows

I accidentally delete my HDD partition which i used for ubuntu (dual booth) , i recovered using aomei partition which said that the file are restored in the previous partition in disk management here ...
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sdb1 keeps showing unknown partition after every restart

My external hard drive has two partitions. sdb1 keeps missing after shutting down the laptop and turn on again. But If I restart after formatting the drive, the drives work fine. But once I shut down ...
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help changing fstab for hdd external [duplicate]

Is there a program that will help with fstab. Not sure how to mount a external harddrive with defualt options. Need help changing fstab for hdd. I screwed up editing mount options. Mounting with ...
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USB removed unsafely

during copying some files to my external hard drive, I accidentally disconnected USB from my laptop. I lost all files in the directory, to which I had been copying some files. Question: Is it possible ...
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1/2 solved - Error removing old /etc/fstab entry to mount HDD

I could use a pointer on fixing the fstab problem to restore earlier working order. I dont have owner in mnt directory and its all snafu. Thank you very much. I tried changing the mount point of a ...
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External SSD speed for ubuntu installation

I am looking to get an external SSD to install Ubuntu on (using for development mostly) and was wondering if anyone had tested the difference between running from an SSD with read/write speeds around ...
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Boot from external drive in a dual boot pc

I have a dual boot laptop but that leaves me with only 30GB in the Ubuntu partition. So I am trying to boot from an external SSD I have and use Ubuntu from there. But every time I install Ubuntu in ...
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A persistent ubuntu instalation in a external hdd is any diferent from the same instalation in a pen drive?

I want to install ubuntu in a 1 Terabyte toshiba external hdd , to be like a normal bootable persistent internal hdd. But in the past i did a persistent instalation of lubuntu in a usb pen drive of 8 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Touro External HDD 1TB HFS+ always Read Only

I have External HDD 1TB ex. used with MAC OS mojave. Now I use Ubuntu 20.04 as my primary OS. When I plug it HDD to ubuntu it's always read only. I was try this post still no lucky. this is ...
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How do I get the WD My Passport can be opened in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a problem with my portable hard drive, WD My Passport. I was able to open it using Windows 10 and there was no problem. However, if I open it while using Ubuntu 18.04, WD My Passport doesn't ...
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external HDD Start Boot Laptop

I just change the internal hdd for a new one. It worked perfect, I just wanted an SSD I forgot to copy some passwords I had in the old one. Both HDD has Ubuntu install Can I start my computer using ...
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Erase or reset a NTFS corrupt disk when not mounted

I'm new to the community, but I've already found so much to learn in the past days in this community. You guys rock! I've been having a problem with one of my hard drives recently, a Toshiba 2TB USB 3....
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HD surface scan test

On Windows I use Macrorit to make surface scan test on my HDs, it works on SATA and USB HDs. On Ubuntu I tried to use smartmontools with smartctl -t long /dev/disk/by-label/hd10 but on USB HD it fails ...
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Internal and external HDD are read-only on Ubuntu 18

This issue appeared awhile ago, but I am now just getting around to fixing it. Whenever I plug in a flash drive or an external HDD, they appear as read-only. Furthermore, out of two internal HDDs, one ...
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Ubuntu doesn't use external drive properly

I have the following problem with using an external drive on Ubuntu: copying starts with the maximum of 300mb/s speed (I have only one USB port, and it's USB 3.1), after ~10sec speed is nearly half of ...
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Backup, Partition, External Hard drive

I have a 1TB external hard drive. It is under “sdb” but when I go to make a backup it says the device does not have enough storage. When I go to gParted it says the drive has 1.63 GiB when the drive ...
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“Dual boot” help with external SSD and no change to internal Windows SSD boot manager

I have a laptop running Windows (with BitLocker) that I use for work. I'd like to have the option to boot into Ubuntu using an external SSD (connected via USB) without touching anything in my existing ...
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Cannot access external hard disk

I have two external hard disks. I can access one external HDD but cannot access the second HDD after ejecting without safely remove from ubuntu 20.04 lts. I type the following command for both the ...
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External hard disk not mounted and not seen when plugged to Ubuntu

Suddenly Ubuntu stopped recognizing my external USB drive HDD, this is my dmesg output: [ 2341.271570] usb 2-2: new SuperSpeed Gen 1 USB device number 43 using xhci_hcd [ 2341.293118] usb 2-2: New USB ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on external ssd gives errors

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a Samsung external ssd (from a bootable memory stick on a laptop that is already running Ubuntu 20.04). I want the external SSD to be bootable on whatever device ...

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