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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
89 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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27 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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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
23 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
115 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
28 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 ...
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2answers
191 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 ...
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1answer
36 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
56 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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126 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
48 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
243 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
179 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 ...
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3answers
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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
182 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
21 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
97 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
338 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
89 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
1k 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
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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 ...
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1answer
154 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
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0answers
229 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
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1answer
78 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
426 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
261 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 ...
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1answer
146 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 ...
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1answer
2k 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
174 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
480 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. ...
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1answer
226 views

How to automatically take daily HDD backup?

I think my HDD might have crashed. I don't want to lose data if this happens again. I have dual boot Windows/Ubuntu system. What is the best way to backup data and other software settings in Ubuntu? I ...
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0answers
21 views

How do I recover data from a HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device? Today I tried to read an external HD, and it was dead. The only way it could be re-detected by the system ...
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0answers
537 views

Why is my portable WD My Passport drive not recognized?

My Western Digital My Passport portable drive is not recognized in OS X. It used to be recognized, but not anymore. It does not appear in /Volumes. The hard drive is recognized by a Linux machine. I ...
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1answer
151 views

Is there a way to view Windows recycle bin information from Linux?

I have several Windows hard drives with various files in their respective recycling bin directories: '$RECYCLE.BIN' Is there a way to view information about these files to tell if they are no longer ...
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0answers
316 views

mounting a multi-drive USB enclosure in linux

I have a OWC Mercury Elite 2-bay USB drive enclosure (OWCMEPT934AL2C). I have it set on "individual" settings for the disks, so the 2 disks show up as two separate drives on my Mac (no raid, or ...
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1answer
412 views

How to automaticaly mount luks-partition only when disk is plugged in

I have the following scenario: I want to automatically backup some data from my Laptop(Fedora Core 17) to a external encrypted(luks) hard disk. The disk can be opened by a key file, which lies on the ...
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2answers
2k views

“plug and play” hdd (Arch linux)

I'm using Arch linux. I have a sata HDD that i use as storage disk. It's always off until i need it. Then i plug it into (running) computer and with Windows 7 it's easy - i just go to the "Management" ...
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2answers
146 views

How to copy a linux to a portable hard drive

I already have a linux running on my laptop.Is it possible to port the entire system to a portable hard drive by copy all the file to the hard drive with the existing folder structure and reinstall ...
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1answer
2k views

What causes my USB harddrive to stop working after unmounting?

I have recently bought an external harddrive to use with my Linux notebook. The harddrive is spec'ed at USB 3.0 while the notebook only supports USB 2.0. The drive seems to work fine when I plug it ...
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0answers
396 views

Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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1answer
947 views

Is my HDD toast?

My hard disk keeps getting remounted in read-only mode. Disk is a 1.5TB external USB2 on Debian squeeze (armv5tel). Had similar errors previously so reformatted with a full surface scan (mkfs.ext4 ...
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1answer
1k views

How to partition and format a new HDD when it is connected via USB 3.0 (Linux)?

I just received a new unformatted 2.5" hard disk (1 TB) and an external USB 3.0 enclosure to use with my laptop (Thinkpad). I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I access and format this HDD ...
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1answer
151 views

Hard drive size 'loss' using EXT3 Filesystem

We have an Ubuntu backup server with removeable hard drives in caddys. They are standard IDE/PATA, it came to light that although the drives in the caddys are 160GB in size they where only ...
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1answer
1k views

How to access encrypted external hard drive on Windows 7 Home Premium?

I encrypted my external hard drive using Linux Mint (Ubuntu) and password protected it. Now I can't access it on Windows 7 as it gives errors and won't mount. Is there a software that will allow me to ...
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4answers
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Operation not permitted error when deleting as root

I got into a weird situation. I got a 1Tb portable HD filled with some contents. It was used in Windows and as always packed with virus. I tried deleting some folders as root. But the following error ...