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Ubuntu folder not showing in external hard drive

I backed up 2 folders (containing .py files) from my Ubuntu 20 OS to the external hard drive. While trying to see the files on the external hard drive from Windows 10, I can't find those. Please ...
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Debian Permissions denied in docker volumes for external HD

Docker in Raspberry PI 4 with external HD (NTFS type) connected. There are some docker containers running with volumes mapped to the external HD such a: - /media/myExternalHD/docker_config/app1:/...
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Is it possible to run e2fsck in a way that'll give false results?

I have this 6 months old 5TB external hard drive. I started to experience a lot of I/O errors recently, so I backed up my data then used gparted to create a new partition table, a new main partition. ...
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Cannot connect to an external drive attached to my routers USB

I have been trying to connect to an external WD My Book connected via USB to my TP-Link Archer C9 router and formatted ex-FAT. I've been trying from a terminal on my Ubuntu 20.04 web-server. I always ...
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How to mount customised NTFS external disk in Ubuntu?

A few years ago, I customised my external hard disk partitions using a Windows PC. All of them are NTFS. For one partition where I plan to have my collections of old movies, I remember changing the ...
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Access home folder in external hard drive

I recently changed from an HDD to SSD on my machine. The HDD had a dual boot with Windows and openSUSE. The Windows system had no password, the openSUSE had a password. When putting the HDD in an ...
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Is there any brew app or whatever that can format disks using HFS+?

I have several external USB HDD disks that I let macOS format on APFS. Like most of you know, APFS is for SSD disks and this format, fragments HDD disks to hell, making them 20 or more times slower ...
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Looking for a checksum-based, poor-man's solution to fighting silent data corruption in long term storage of family video files

Secure storage of my collection of family video is becoming problematic after a dramatic increase in size in the last years. I am using a set of 3 copies of the same collection stored in 2.5 USB thin ...
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Backup NAS to an external drive on a connected computer

I found some options to backup the Synology NAS to an external drive, that is directly connected to the NAS. But is it possible to backup to a computer's external harddisk? For example, userX starts ...
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Erasing the boot disk on an external hard drive

I recently had my original computer stolen so I bought a second hand one and created a boot disk for Bullseye using dd in a linux VM on the original windows OS. This worked perfectly fine and bullseye ...
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Error when booting removable arch install

I have installed Arch Linux on an external HDD, and when I try booting into through grub which was installed on my pc through EndeavourOS it gives error: no such device: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx(UUID for my ...
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Why must I provide authentication to mount SATA HDDs? Why are they in read-only mode?

I am running Fedora 35 dual booted on a Dell G5-5000, and have two or three HDDs connected via SATA (including the drive that Fedora on). When I attempt to access the drives in Nautilus for the first ...
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ntfs-3g and different USB 3.0 chipsets

I am using an external USB 3.0 4TB HDD, formatted on Windows with NTFS. When connecting it to Debian 11 with the Intel 8 Series/C220 Series USB 3.0 chipset I have read and write speeds of about 126MB/...
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How to unmount all other drives at boot

So, I got an Ubuntu running from an external drive, which I am using at different laptops. I got one with Windows, and one with a Lubuntu (this laptop has only got 16 gb internal storage). What I am ...
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Directory on external disk marked as an empty file

I've an external disk (FAT32) with a folder called archiwum where I keep all the photos and videos (kind a of a backup). Unfortunately when I connect the disk to my mac via USB it does not recognise ...
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How to share an fstab'd external HDD between users "www-data" and "pi"?

I've been working through these two tutorials, in the hopes of setting up a Raspberry Pi to run Owncloud and Resilio Sync in tandem. First, I installed Owncloud and gave it access to a mounted ...
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MX Linux: Grub boot taking way long time

I noticed that GRUB gets stuck and tries to load attached external usb hard drive instead of the internal HDD. If I remove external HDD during boot then it loads immediately. Is there a way I can stop ...
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How to copy all contents of a smaller drive onto a larger one?

Is there some way with the command line that I can copy everything on a 256GB drive with Ntfs onto a 1TB one also with Ntfs and everything else intact? I am thinking of a command relating to dd but I ...
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fsck.ext4 consumes all memory and gets killed

I have a probably corrupted external hard disc that I need to check for errors and fix them. I can't create any new directory on it and get the following errors: 2216505.217508] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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cancelled cp + du between ntfs drives caused data loss?

I am using Mac OSX and working with two external NTFS hard drives (HD1, HD2) using the Mounty tool to mount them in read+write mode. I needed to move two large folders from HD1 to HD2. I opened one ...
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Using Linux on SSD and HDD for Data/Programs

I have been researching this for quite some time coming from Windows that there is no “Path” that you can give to a program during installation, but instead the program downloads where it needs to. Is ...
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Persistent "Input/output error" after ddrescue

I have a 2TB external HDD (/dev/sda), formatted as NTFS. Recently, it started giving me "Input/output error" when moving files and strange output to the ls command, like ... ??????????? ...
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Is Optimizing Nextcloudpi with SSD caching a good Idea?

I have a Dell Optiplex 3050 that I have been using to run Nextcloudpi. I am trying to upgrade the storage. I have: 4TB HDD Iron wolf NAS Seagate 1TB NVME SSD Samsung 980 Evo My plan is to basically ...
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Uninstalling Linux from external hard drive [closed]

I have installed Linux 20.04 on my external hard drive and now I want to uninstall it. How do I go about it?
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Install Raspbian to SSD with existing OS

I have an SSD which I previously installed a Raspberry Pi image of NextcloudPi. It works fine, but I would like to switch to Raspbian now. Preparing to install raspbian to the SSD using the rpi-imager,...
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Recovering data from HDD after failed FS change attempt

I lost partition on my 5TB Seagate Backup Plus external HDD. I was trying to convert the file system from NTFS to HFS using Paragon HDD Manager 17. Windows is not recognizing the drive and MacOS is ...
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Turn off power saving mode on Seagate Expansion Drive with sdparm

I'm trying to see if there's a possibility to disable the power saving on my external Seagate Expansion Drive that is connected through USB to my NUC running Ubuntu Server. I had problems using hdparm ...
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Are Other Drives Safe if I Install Pop_OS?

I'm currently using Windows 10. I'd like to switch to Pop_OS. I have a main drive, a drive for games, a random drive, and an external drive. Would these drives be safe if I installed Pop_OS on my PC? ...
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Installing Fedora on external hard drive

I am trying to shift to linux gradually, and I want to try Fedora. However, when I arrive at the place to install Fedora on my hard drive, the application could not detect my external hard drive but ...
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autofs/automount not mounting an external HDD

I have a laptop with an extra internal HDD and external HDD via USB that I would like to automount using autofs. Here is my auto.master: /mnt/ /etc/auto.ext-int /run/media/ /etc/auto.ext-usb Auto.ext-...
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WIFI option stopped showing on an external ssd

[SOLVED] I have a Lenovo Yoga 730C and Pop Os as the operating system on it. It works perfectly fine, however, I also have another Pop Os installed on an external SSD and when I try to boot from it, ...
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Copying big file from external drive (NTFS) fails

I have a backup of a vdi file on an external 2TB hard disk with plenty of space. It's 25GB heavy. I was able to copy TO it obviously. Now I am trying to copy it back to a new laptop I got for work, ...
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How to find out what blacklists my storage device

I tried to find a solution the whole day until now 3am. I'm cooked. I am running Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi with USB 3 and connected to it some external storage enclosures via a USB hub. One of them is ...
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Linux Mint Not Recognizing New External Hard Drive Properly

I recently bought an external hard drive by maxone to use with a Mac that I have. The instructions that I got with it was to connect it to a Windows PC and format it before I can use it with a Mac, ...
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External Hardisk Detected but not Mounted

It is detected on Disks but it's not mounted. I've tried to solve this with the solution on similar problem but it didn't fix mine. I tried using fdisk -l and it is detected Disk /dev/sda: 111.79 GiB,...
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External HDD is read-only

When I mount an external HDD, it is read-only (ext4). Folder permissions: /media/user user:user (777) Permissions on the folder /media/user/disk user:user (777), but when mounted, rights become /media/...
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Raspberry Pi Ubuntu 20.10 External Hard Drive detected but not mounted

I want to mount an external hard drive into my raspberry pi, I want to do it in a way that get fixed to the same drive, so it is always in the same path, that's why I am editing /etc/fstab. I though ...
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smartctl questions (newbie) for Silicon Power 1TB caddy USB external HD

OS: MX Linux 19.4 USB external HDD: Silicon Power 1TB HDD (reported as ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB, size: 931.51 GiB, block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B, rotation: 5400 rpm in Quick System Info in ...
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How to make efi partiton and where should i mount efi partition in Kali Linux

I have an external drive that i’m install kali linux into.there isn’t an Efi partition ,so how do you make it? And where should i mount it? In kali linux there is an option that says /boot, but when i ...
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Toshiba 1TB external drive not recognised by Ubuntu 18.04

I have an external drive which I wanted to use to backup my home directory as my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop installation has been buggy lately. Initially I plugged it into the USB port of my desktop and it ...
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Intranet Plex Media Server USB Mount Directory

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 20.10 for my RPi 4 and have configured Plex to run on the intranet. I've got an externally powered 16Tb external hard drive with all the proper permissions to operate. The ...
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Created bootable drive using dd, now my 1tb hard drive has only 268mb

I'm using a 2020 Macbook Air (M1 version). I've been trying to work out how to install linux to use some programs I need for data analysis, and today tried to follow this guide: https://corellium.com/...
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Why is USB HDD slow (reading slower than writing)?

Disclaimer: I know there's Raspberry Pi community here, but I don't think it's Pi-specific, more like Raspbian (or Debian?) vs USB HDD vs NTFS, etc. TL;DR: So, I've got a Raspberry Pi 4 with an ...
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Is it possible to control the fan of a USB connected HDD enclosure?

I've got a USB enclosure for five 3.5" drives, but not only is the fan very loud, it also cools idle drives down to under 30°C, which according to data floating around the Internet increases ...
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External SSD stopped being recognized - is it dead?

I have an external SSD drive that I use for backup, plugged into a Raspberry Pi and always on. After a couple of forced reboots (problem with the Raspberry Pi power source), the external SSD stopped ...
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How to install encrypted Debian/Mint on external drive and not overwrite internal ubuntu's grub?

I would like to install new encrypted debian or mint on external flash disk while already having windows and ubuntu installed in dual boot on internal drives. For booting I use ubuntu's grub on ...
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Rsync fails to create symlinks when syncing with an ExFAT partition

I tried to sync with an ExFAT partion on an external HDD using the command: rsync -avvP --remove-source-files /path/to/sourceDir /path/to/destDir However I got this type of error several times: rsync:...
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Error mounting: mount(2), file exists

I've been working with files on external drive (partition table GPT, file system BTRFS). For some reason drive turned off and now I can't remount it. Whatever I do this error shows up: Error mounting /...
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copying files (cp and rsync) to external HDD causes i/o errors and loss of data on destination

I am trying to back up data (230 GB, 160k files), over USB3.0 to a newly bought external Seagate Expansion Portable Drive of 4 TB, formatted as NTFS. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I first tried ...
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Configure /etc/fstab for external hard drive

In my /etc/fstab I have the line UUID=c99...04c4 /media/myExtDrive ext4 defaults,user,nobootwait 0 0 for my external hard drive. But when I plug it in and try to mount it with the ...
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