External Hard Drive Compatibility
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 1, 2012
I'm looking to get my hands on a Seagate 2tb (STAY2000102) or a Western Digital 1.5tb (WDBAAU0015HBK-NESN). Both companies openly deny supporting linux, but I have heard people having no problems with using is as well as people who have had a hard time with them. Is there any way I can make sure that I can use these before I purchase one of them, or maybe a way i can format that drive to were it will be recognized by linux? I have a lenovo b570 laptop with 12.04 ubuntu.
Installing Backtrack 5 on external hard drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 14, 2012
I have been trying to find some good information on how to install backtrack to my external drive but there isnt much about it. I have asked at the backtrack forums but nothing from them yet.
I decided to ask here since backtrack is based on ubuntu.
Basically I want to install backtrack on my external drive. I have a new one with 1 TB and want to use all of it for backtrack. I need help with the partitioning and correct procedure for the installation.
I dont want to mess up my windows installation in any way so I decided to ask for some help.
Anything you can do to help me out here would be appreciated.
[SOLVED] How do I mount External Hard Drive and what command to backup Home Folder to it ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 30, 2011
On ubuntu 10.10 notebook edition, that won't boot due to /sbin/init being damaged, how would I mount the External Hard Drive and then what command would I use to backup my Home Folder to External Hard Drive , using live CD?
I am hoping to salvage my Home Folder and then do a Re-install of my ubuntu 10.10 notebook edition.
Using Live CD when I go to my home folder, I can see all the partitions on the old system and their size, but how would I back up the Home Folder to the external HD?
Wanting to boot linux from an external hard drive on an iMac G3
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 17, 2011
I've recently inherited a slot loading iMac G3 installed with Mac OS 9. I'd like to hang onto OS 9 as it has games that my kids enjoy, and the internal HD's pretty small (7Gb) so dual booting on it's own drive probably isn't realistic, so I'd like to install linux to a usb external HD and be able to boot from it. Does anyone have any experience of doing this sort of thing? Is it even possible with a Mac this old? If it possible I'd appreciate advice on distros, from my own research Debian and Yellow Dog look like contenders for good/stable compatibility with the machine, although the noob friendlier the better.
Cheers, looking forward to your comments
External hard drive busy, can't format
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 13, 2010
I apologize in advance if this has been covered, but I can't find an answer for this here or elsewhere.
I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop with no problems...until now. I bought a Seagate portable drive for backup/extra storage purposes. When I plug in the drive and start up Disk Utility, it recognizes the Drive and whatnot, but when I click "Format Drive" I end up (after clicking through the warnings) with an error message stating:
Error Formatting Drive
An error occurred while performing an operation on "640 GB Hard Disk" (Seagate Portable): The device is busy
I clicked for details, which resulted in:
One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb
(Not that detailed, if you ask me.)
I then entered the command line (a scary place for someone who came over from OSX).
sudo lshw -C disk
gave me this info about the hard drive I'm trying to format:
description: SCSI Disk
External Hard Drive won't format in Disk Utilities nor be recognized in GParted
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 21, 2010
When I try to format my Simpletech 500GB hard drive in GParted, I get a partition table error. I tell GParted to make a new partition table and my hard drive disappears.
In Disk Utilities when i try to format, I get this error
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
This filesystem will be automatically checked every 23 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
when i try to change the partition table i get this error
Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_create_partition_table: device_file=/dev/sdb, scheme=0
Error: Input/output error during read on /dev/sdb
Unable to mount USB external hard drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 2, 2007
What is the simplest way to mount any usb devices, I have installed Ubuntu 6.2 and then upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10, when I plug in the usb hard drive and click computer, it is actually showing the drive, but then it popped up with a message that said it is unable to mount the volume. I have several external hard drives and usb pen, is there a way for it to be just plug and play?
Not authorized to mount external hard drive?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 30, 2009
I'm using an external hard drive to switch files in between Ubuntu and vista. This device is a Maxtor One Touch, is not password protected and is always connected to the computer.
Now today, when I started up, I noticed it told me that the hard drive could not be mounted, that it wasn't authorized too.
Now I'm wondering how this happened.
Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognise NTFS external hard drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 15, 2013
I can't make Ubuntu 13.04 to recognise my external NTFS hard drive. In 12.04 LTS there was no problem with exactly the same hard. I aloso have another external HDD, but ext4, no problems.
Thank you in advance for you help.
Need Help: Mounting An External Hard Drive on Ubuntu 10.04
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 11, 2012
I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 on a HP Vista notebook because this version of the distro boots up and recognizes an external HDD connected to my USB. I'm unable to mount location... Can't mount fie, are the error messages I'm recieving. I need help, my brothers pictures for his house painting business are on this HDD and I'm trying to help him get them off of a dead XP Acer computer.
My biggest problem is getting to the external hard drive. Every time I type in sudo fdisk -l Ubuntu shows me my internal hard drive. Thank you for any assistance you can give me. My regards. 2sassy.
I've changed from Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 10.04. Please go down to the last post of Michael's to see the issues I'm having with Ubuntu 10.04 recognizing my external HDD. Any assistance or suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you.
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