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Hard drive no longer works in Windows works fine in Linux

I have a Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB hard drive which was installed in an external drive enclosure. The enclosure held two hard drives. The other is another WD 500GB. The 1TB drive was used as ...
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Install Ubuntu on hard disk externally

I want to install ubuntu on my other laptop.The Laptop wont allow me to boot from CD and i cant change the boot order. I dont have access to BIOS Settings (I am locked out of BIOS). I have an external ...
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Unable to boot off of previously bootable external hard drive

My previously bootable Seagate external hard drive has had Ubuntu on it for quite some time and after making some changes to my main hard drive(installing Windows 8) I can no longer boot into my ...
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Can my laptop's Hard Disk be cloned and loaded to another laptop? [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X202E laptop and installed Ubuntu on it and then completely formatted it which deleted everything including the recovery partition. So i could not restore it. Then I installed Windows ...
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80 views

Unable to mount external hard disk in Ubuntu 13.10

When I tried to mount via terminal: sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb /mnt it shows the following message: $ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb /mnt [sudo] password for ****: NTFS signature is missing. ...
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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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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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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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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD on Ubuntu

I have an external 1TB USB 3.0 HDD (NTSF formatted) and a laptop with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.10 with XFCE. For a few weeks, I have used my HDD and it was always ...
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How do I verify hard drive in Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu. I have taken a 250GB hard drive from my old machine, and wanted to use it as an external hard drive with my laptop. I bought a USB to SATA cable, and connected it to my laptop, ...
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209 views

External hard drive USB connector has broken, Ubuntu can't read it through SATA

I bought a WD My Book external hard drive in 2009 and used it for a few years so I have a lot of important data on it. One day I accidentally knocked it off a table. The table was not too high but ...
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2answers
244 views

windows 8 performance which is installed on USB SSD (boots from USB 2)

is any one here tried installing windows 8 to external USB SSD drive and booting drive from usb 2.0 port. i also want to install visual studio 2012 kind of ides and programming related softwares in ...
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447 views

External hard disk inacessible,slow only on my machine [Windows 7 | Ubuntu]

I have a WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk that gives an extremely slow(kBs) transfer speed on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Sometimes the hard disk is not even accessible – accessing the contents of ...
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2k views

Seagate 1 TB Backup Plus extermal HDD not detected in Ubuntu 10.04

I have a Seagate 1 TB Backup Plus external hard drive that is partitioned in NTFS. I don't know what's gone wrong – it was working perfectly under Windows.
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225 views

Ubuntu: Safely removed external disk reconnects on its own

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I have an external USB 3.0 docking station. The docking station is made by Plugable and it has an ASMedia chipset (http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-u3). In ...
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1answer
938 views

Why does my USB hdd returns SG_IO: bad/missing sense data?

I am able to boot and run commands from external USB hdd; the message in question appears for about 45 seconds then booting continues. GRUB2 is installed on internal HDD. When choosing to boot ...
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1answer
223 views

Why will only one partition on my external drive show up in Ubuntu?

I running an Ubuntu 10.10 server which I interact with through the command line. It has an external hard drive attached to it, which has two partitions. One of the partitions, which has about 250MB on ...
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1answer
148 views

How to turn off USB drive activity light on Ubuntu 12.10?

I just loaded ubuntu 12.10 and after I have copied from the USB drive and I eject it the light on my USB drive or the External drive is still on(the blue activity light in USB drive). I do not want ...
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1answer
2k views

How to mount an external drive (in fuseblk) as ext4 file system?

I bought a 3TB WD Elements external hard drive. Now I want to mount it to my Ubuntu server (which runs inside WinXP/VMware), so that I can move Mysql database to it. It was auto-mounted under ...
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1answer
280 views

External hard drive broke after using on Ubuntu

I have a 2tb external harddrive which I use mainly on Windows 7. I have 2 separate hard drives in my computer, one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu. My hard drive was working fine until I tried ...
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1answer
105 views

How to partion external HD on Ubuntu without erasing

I have an external HDD ADATA, 640GB. I want Partitioning into two parts. The OS I am using is Ubuntu .
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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
546 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
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Ubuntu says 993GB, Windows says 930GB. Which one to beleive?

I recently purchased an external Hard Drive with 1TB if storage capacity. The only problem here is when I'm in Windows 7, it shows that it has 930GB available but on Ubuntu it's 993GB. The HDD is ...
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1answer
225 views

How can I automount an external harddrive if and only if it's connected to the computer as it boots?

I have an eSATA harddrive connected to my laptop's dock. Unfortunately it doesn't automatically mount when Ubuntu boots, nor is editing fstab an option, given that the harddrive is not always present ...
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Windows 7 not detecting external hard drive but Ubuntu is detecting. Why?

I have a 500 GB Toshiba external hard drive. Since yesterday Windows 7 stopped detecting it, however I do see it listed on the "Safely remove hardware and eject media" icon on the taskbar. Then I ...
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2answers
3k views

Unable to mount external hard drive

I have a Western Digital My Passport 2.0 TB and I think I may have had a bad ejection one time when I ejected my hard drive. When I try to plug it in on my ubuntu 12.04 machine, it gives me this ...
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559 views

What to do with a new external HDD in order to be used under Ubuntu?

From a description of an external HDD for Western Digital My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - WDBBEP0010BBK-NESN: There's nothing to setting up the My Passport when used with a Windows ...
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2answers
2k views

External drive detects on linux but not on windows

I was copying a few files over onto a directory and suddenly I noticed that there was already a directory that I previously had! So I decided to delete it. Now something happened and I decided to ...
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3answers
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 on an external hard-drive

I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive, using these instructions. However, I don't want this installation to ever affect my current Windows installation, so that whenever I plug in that ...
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1answer
890 views

how to make a bootable partition on an external hard drive? or solve my dynamic disk woes

I have a 250 gig external hard drive and I need to make a small partition on it and run Ubuntu live from it to recover files from a corrupt hard drive that Windows can no longer read. I want to make ...
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1answer
469 views

NTFS external hard drive only usable on linux

My Dad has a 2TB Seagate USB external hard drive (formatted NTFS) that is about 3 or 4 months old and has begun acting very strangely. If the hard drive is plugged in when you are starting or shutting ...
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1answer
157 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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696 views

How do I prevent unity/nautilus from opening a new window when I insert an external hd?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with unity. Every time I insert my external hard drive a new file manager window gets opened with the content of my drive. How do I prevent that window from being opened? I ...
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341 views

Do I need to reformat my new NTFS disk when using it on Linux, even if it's working?

I recently purchased a Western Digital External Hard Disk. My computer has only Ubuntu 11.04 runnning on it. The disk also seems to be working fine. I can mount it, store and copy files to and out of ...
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How does copying files work with regards to RAM, and can I speed this up?

I have always wondered why my computer would copy files to an external drive at first at high speed, and then 'hang' for a while before continuing. When I upgrade RAM from 1GB to 2GB I noticed this ...
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1answer
400 views

Recover overwritten external hard-drive

I had some data in my external hard drive (eHD), and performed a dd to backup my ubuntu filesystem onto the eHD. I thought it would maintain the data that was previously there, plus the backup. ...
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1answer
805 views

How to install Windows 7, Windows XP and Ubuntu to an external hard drive from a Mac?

I have Macbook Pro. I have a portable USB hard drive and I want to install Windows 7 Windows XP Ubuntu on that portable hard drive. Does anybody know how to install all three operating systems ...
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1answer
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Installing Linux to external hard drive without burning a CD

Question I'm at a loss for where my USB sticks/CDs are. I want to install Linux on an external hard drive connected via USB without burning a CD/finding a flash drive. This seems like it would be ...
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FAT32 External HDD won't open in Windows 7

I run both Ubuntu and Windows 7 machines. I would like to use an external HDD. I read that if it is formatted to FAT32 bot OS's should read it. Win7 is not reading it. How do I get Windows to ...
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1answer
307 views

SimpleBackUp with multiple hard drives

I have a lot of hard drives from old computers (6-7 years old). i want to get an external enclosure with USB 3.0 and use them for back up. To my understanding SimpleBackup copies everything the first ...
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1answer
1k views

How to Enable an External USB Hard Drive with Ubuntu

I'm trying to install a new LaCie Hard Disk design by Neil Poulton 1TB USB 2.0. GParted reports /dev/sda1 (with exclamation mark and key sign) ntfs 1 KiB unallocated 320 MiB /dev/sda2 hfs+ 2.84 MiB ...
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Issue detecting external hdd on ubuntu

I have two HDD on my Ubuntu machine. One is a Maxtor 320Gb and the other is a Verbatim 1.5Tb. While it automatically recognizes the first one as sdb1 it doesn't recognize the latter. I can't see it on ...
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1answer
157 views

Looking for a 1TB/2TB drive that will work with Both Windows and Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04 [closed]

I just bought a new laptop with 500 GB disk space. I plan to install Windows as well as Ubuntu 10.10 and others on it. While 500GB is a decent size for a disk, media now days takes up a lot of room. I ...
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1answer
314 views

Installing Ubuntu on an External Drive

I am trying to install ububtu on an external drive. I am a programmer who wants to start using Linux. I downloaded the usb installer from the ubuntu website and followed all the steps. But when ...
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1answer
237 views

Linux/Windows Network Drive

I have a 750 GB HDD plugged into my Ubuntu Desktop, I want to make this show up as a Network Drive on my Windows 7 Laptop and my Ubuntu netbook. Is there an easy way to do this?
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1answer
404 views

My NTFS Partition keeps becoming “unusable” on Ubuntu, Any Ideas?

I just purchased a new 2TB Drive External Seagate, My main system uses both Windows and Ubuntu So I am pretty much stuck with keeping my drive as NTFS. I have done this without any problems before ...
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4answers
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Partition read/writeable USB drive between Mac OSX and Ubuntu

I am attempting to transfer a 6.1 GB file between a Ubuntu Linux 9.10 and a Mac OSX 10.6. As the file size is over 4GB I can't use Fat32 and I cant seem to format the USB drive to NTFS in either OS. ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu 10.04 on my MacBook Pro from a USB hard drive?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 to my MacBook Pro (not the latest gen with i7, but one before that) on an external, USB harddrive (GRUB installed to the external as well). When I hold down the option key to ...
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Having problems with Grub2 booting Ubuntu from my External Hard Drive

I installed Ubuntu on my external hard drive but it won't boot on my laptop. What do I do? I did some reading and traced the source of the problem to Grub2. Apparently, Grub2 doesn't use the ...