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Linux, Saving data from old HD (connection randomly drops)

Background: I have an old HD which I am trying to save data from (important, not so urgent). I am using a SATA adapter (& external power source) to connect the HD to my laptop. lsusb calls my ...
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1answer
37 views

Hard drive checking by using of dd and md5sum tools

I bought new external USB 3.0 hard drive WD Elements 2 TB and decided to check it by using dd, head and md5sum tools. First I zeroed all hard drive: root@yurko-laptop:/home/yurko-laptop# dd ...
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29 views

Files suddenly disappear (and reappear) on a NTFS USB drive used with Linux?

I recently bought a portable 1TB external USB drive which I intend to use mostly with my Ubuntu laptop, but I would like to be able to use it with other OS as well. It came formated as NTFS, and that ...
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2answers
47 views

Hard drive spinning down/up while playing music

I'm playing music from my hard drive and at routine intervals it stops playback and waits for my drive to spin up again (takes about 2-5 seconds). Is there a way to fix or avoid this? It's a Buffalo ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Grub doesn't see external drive (Intel mac)

I have an Intel Mac (MacMini) and an external usb-drive. On the internal drive, I have a partition with an OSX install, and one with Ubuntu+Grub2. On the external drive, I have a copy of my complete ...
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1answer
40 views

USB drive stop working while is in use

First of all i'm sorry for my english. I post here because i've searched a long time in google and i've not found anything useful. I've seen some post on this forum too but all are too old or don't ...
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1answer
52 views

How can I efficiently transfer a large file using a smaller external disk?

I need to transfer a large (multi-terabyte) file from one Linux computer to another. I have a 1TB external SSD drive that seems like it's the fastest way in terms of bandwidth. My best guess right now ...
0
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1answer
25 views

How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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1answer
40 views

Keep external hard disk running regardless of inactivity

After being inactive for about an hour, my Seagate 3TB hard disk becomes inaccessible to programs (such as Deluge). The moment any file/directory related tasks are initiated nautilus prompts me with a ...
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0answers
84 views

External HD error when running processing script

I do computational work, and part of that is post processing ascii data from a text file. I do this through a matlab script I wrote which simply reads in the text file line by line, parses it, then ...
0
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1answer
23 views

do I need to partition new external drive before writing disk image?

I am having trouble rescueing data from potentially dying hard drive (laptop Windows 7, not booting) previous attempts have resulted in the copied files substantially exceeding their original file ...
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0answers
72 views

WD My pasport is not recognized by computer

I am not really sure how to describe my problem so I'll just state the facts. Given: External HDD WD My Pasport 1TB (WDBBEP0010BBK-01); inside WD10JMVW (only USB 3.0 connection, no SATA-to-USB ...
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0answers
34 views

External HDD not detected in Gentoo

I am using Gentoo Linux and I have an issue with Seagate Expansion 500G external HDD. The system does not detect the drive properly. A similar problem is described in this thread on Arch forums. Here ...
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798 views

How to Format External 3TB Hard Drive as ext4 via Command Line (CLI)?

I know there are several similar questions out there, but many of the answers are terrible. I guess fdisk can NOT support drives larger than 2TB? The interactive menu changed on me so I don't know ...
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0answers
71 views

Cannot modify or delete on external HDD from Linux

I recently bought a 1TB Seagate Expansion Portable HDD (model number: SRD00F1). It works fine on my Windows 7 laptop. On my Linux desktop, however, I can read from the HDD, but I cannot delete files ...
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0answers
47 views

External HDD I/O Error, disappearance problems

I have a problem with my HDD Toshiba Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 2.0 TB. I recently bought it with a damaged IcyBox where it came from. I attempted to boot it but it's not working. I tried many ways to ...
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1answer
820 views

How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format?

I own a WD Elements 3TB external hard drive (WDBAAU0030HBK-01) which I disassembled and converted into an internal SATA drive. When I did that I partitioned the drive after installing it in my ...
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0answers
40 views

Copy files to location, skipping duplicates (in source and dest. location)

I have an external hardrive I think is running down breaking (unable to delete some files from it). I copied a bunch of files over already but ran out of space. How do I dedup while copying/How to I ...
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0answers
131 views

Ubuntu unable to detect external USB hard drive

I tried mounting external usb hard drive.But it does'nt detect. Here is dmesg log: [ 3025.963395] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 3 [ 3194.935661] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ...
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1answer
42 views

Linux installed on external HDD won't boot

I installed Arch Linux on the second partition of my external hard drive and marked the partition as bootable in GParted, however it won't boot even if I select it from my BIOS' Boot Menu (it says ...
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4answers
1k views

Can't see external hard drive formatted by linux, inside windows

I formatted a usb external hard drive in linux with ext4 format. In windows 7, I deleted all these partitions using disk management. Windows doesn't display the drive when I connect it. How do I ...
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0answers
46 views

Automount usb drives and external hard drives with custom permissions

When I insert a usb drive or an external usb hard drive, how would I have them automatically mounted with specified permissions? I prefer to use the options "rw, user, exec" I am using IceWM so this ...
0
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2answers
958 views

USB drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

I'm running Debian 7.2 on an old late 2006 Macbook Pro. I've got two 4 TB Seagate Backup Plus hard drives connected to it that I've got in a mirrored ZFS pool. Recently one of the drives died, and I ...
0
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1answer
40 views

installing an image of a VM on an external hard drive for dual boot

I'm working on a virtual machine (Linux Mint on VirtualBox, with Win7 as host), but for better performances I'm thinking about installing Linux directly on an external eSATA and dual-boot. Is it ...
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0answers
10 views

Installation of scientific linux on external storage [duplicate]

I would like to install scientific Linux on my laptop. But, before that I used the live USB to know if I would like it. Now, I would like to install SL (but not on the hard drive of my laptop) on a ...
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1answer
70 views

How do I find the remaining space on an External Drive?

Through terminal on Linux, what exactly would I type to find External HDDs and their remaining storage space?
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207 views

Input/output error in OS X but not Linux on NTFS external hard drive

My external hard drive contains a directory. On my Mac I can't see this folder, neither in Finder nor with ls -la. But I know that it exists, since there is no problem with it on Linux. Because I'm ...
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1answer
72 views

Will dd_rescue wipe my output hard drive?

I'm planning to use dd_rescue (as per IT support's instructions) to try and get the data contents of a faulty hard drive. We only have one external hard drive to back up onto which has enough free ...
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3answers
306 views

1Tb disk formatted on Linux won't mount on windows nor mac

I have an external HD (western digital) with 1Tb. I use Linux but I wanted to reserve a cross platform partition on the disk. I decided to create two partitions and used the "disks" application to do ...
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0answers
203 views

Raspberry Pi can't see external hard drive

My Raspberry Pi (Model B) can't see my external hard drive. It was working before without a problem, until I disconnected and reconnected the drive. It is a self-powered hard drive. When I put another ...
8
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3answers
6k views

Force spin-down of external hard-drive on linux (raspberry pi)

I'm currently setting up a home-server using a Raspberry Pi with an external hard-disk connected via usb. However, my hard-drive will never spin down when being idle. I tried already the hints ...
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1answer
368 views

Under Linux, how can I tell the real power consumed by a usb device

I have a freecom external USB HDD, which wont run from a powered hub, so I imagined it was something to do with the powered hub not supplying enough power. However when I connect it directly to a ...
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1answer
22 views

what does this stad for [ 4200.237911 ] in i/o buffer error?

When i try to mount an external HDD of a friend of mine,this error is all over my screen.It shows a lot of errors which are unfamiliar to me ,but onething i know , it has many bad sectors in it. I ...
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1answer
112 views

What happens when a file has restrictive permissions and the owner is not available?

I'm curious as to what happens to a file if let's say, it's permissions only allow the owner to read and write, and the group and everyone have no access at all. (700, or rwx------). Let's say the ...
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2answers
481 views

RAID 1 on internal hdd + usb external hdd?

Unfortunately my internal hdd is probably going to die soon and I dont have money for a new one. But I have an external Hdd which I was using as a backup, so I thought of a solution. RAID But I have ...
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1answer
101 views

What are good permissions for a USB disk when security does not matter?

I have an ext4 formatted usb hard disk, I want to use to move between different computers with different users. How should I set its directories' permissions it, so that every user can r/w? What ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using NTFS, but I recently took a drive which is normally attached to a Mac mini running Lion (using Paragon NTFS) and attached it to Windows 7 because the drive was disconnecting ...
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0answers
17 views

Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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2answers
786 views

Formatting and Partitioning 1TB external hard drive [duplicate]

I just bought a 1TB external hard drive from Western Digital - My Passport. I am planning to use it for couple of things; Store my music Store my videos Store my pictures Store my designs Work as a ...
0
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1answer
192 views

Installation of CentOS on external Hard Disk

I installed CentOS on an external hard disk and it works correctly with one of my computers. However, when I boot CentOS from the external disk on my other computer, it throws an error: kernel panic - ...
2
votes
0answers
265 views

Trying to rescue data from WD My Book Studio II, raid 0

For a friend I'm trying to recover data from a Western Digital My Book Studio II external disk drive enclosure in raid 0 mode. At first I tried to rescue the data under OSX, the OS used by the ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Linux at USB HDD: should I install it as persistent?

I want to install Linux on external USB hard drive. Should I install it like at flash-drive, i.e. with persistent mode enabled? HDD: 1 TB, USB 3.0 but I'm likely to use it with 2.0 because my PC ...
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4answers
595 views

What is the difference between “drive letter” and “volume label”

I am under the impression that "volume label" is available on linux, too whereas "drive letter" is windows specific. Where can I read that up?
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0answers
303 views

What could be the reason behind this kernel panic

My laptop boots from the Fedora,Ubuntu live cd normally.But with Centos live cd there seems to be a problem as it displays the below lines. slab error in kmem_cache_destroy():cache ...
0
votes
1answer
162 views

booting into a virtual machine from a linux installed on external hard drive

I am running windows 8 and have a linux Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an external hard drive, can I install a virtual machine on windows and run the linux system installed on my external HD?
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1answer
102 views

Unable to deleting damaged files on external drive as root

I have an encrypted, external hard drive that I use for backups. The backups are hardlinks to simulate incremental backups (using rsync). I am using Debian stable. Apparently some of the files are ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Turn off write cache on all USB External Drives (Debian / Ubuntu / Linux)

How do you turn off write cache permanently for external USB drives in Linux (I'm using Ubuntu)? I've tried: Command line method : hdparm -W0 /dev/sdb <---- that works but only for the current ...
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1answer
201 views

What makes a Partition Table valid?

QUESTION: What makes a Partition Table recognizable and valid to an operating system? (Linux specifically) ? Optional Background Info: I thought there was some sort of "signature" that defines a ...
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1answer
1k views

External hard drive to work with Windows, OSX & Linux?

I have an 1 TB external hard drive and I'm going to use it with OSX, Windows XP/7 and Ubuntu, mostly for backup. I'm thinking of creating a bigger FAT32 partition to exchange files between the OS's ...
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1answer
586 views

External drive corrupted or inaccessible in Windows XP, but works on Linux

Today I connected my Western Digital 1 TB HDD to my Windows XP system and discovered that in Explorer, its name was changed from My Passport to Local Disk K which shows 0 KB and is inaccessible. ...