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USB HDD not found

Some time ago I bought an external HDD 2TB. Now I am encountering a problem: My computer doesn't see it when I plug it in. (I tried Gparted, and some other program that I found on the internet). ...
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Scan unmounted external USB drive for malware without Infecting the system

I have an external USB backup drive that I suspect being infected with a rootkit and fear it might spread to the host Linux system when just connected. Some experts say that some malware has infected ...
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Automatically copy files to external USB drive when connected to laptop

I want to copy some files/folders to a USB Flash Drive, SSD, or HDD after I connect them to my laptop. I don't want to detect the USB, do extra stuff, etc.. I just want to run a script from my ...
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External Hard Drive detected but not listed on fdisk or lsblk

I've read another questions related to my issue, but nothing seems to fix mine. So I have an USB ext hard drive (2TB Transcend) that I'm trying to plug it in. It works before like I can use the hard ...
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Filesystem change from FAT32 to ext3/4

I'd like to change my HDD extension filesystem from FAT32 to ext3/4. Is it possible to make it with use of terminal and without data loss? I use Debian (stretch).
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kali rolling install on External HDD problem

I encountered some problems after installing kalil inux to the external hard drive. I installed kali linux to a mobile hard drive.(Mobile hard drive is USB conversion SATA HDD ) Hard disk partition ...
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How to access external HDD from Ubuntu Shell

I'm running Python code on Jupyter notebooks in an Ubuntu shell (I have a Windows PC). I don't have any more space in the PC's internal drive, so I use an external hard drive, but I can't seem to find ...
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How to calculate partition Start End Sector?

I am wondering what Start and End value to choose when partitioning my ext. SSD using fdisk. fdisk suggests 2048-250069679, default 2048 but 250069679 cannot be divided by 512 nor by 2048. Wouldn't ...
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Automount LVM logical volume with a udev rule and udisks2

I want to automatically mount an LVM logical volume on an external drive as soon as it is connected to the computer. The solution I choose here is to use udev to detect plug in events and udisks2 to ...
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Access External Hard Drive via network

I want to access my simple wd passport device accessed over network (Ethernet or wifi) i am the only user who will be access the drive and os is ubuntu. I was thinking of something like raspberry pi ...
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Encrypting a currently used external hard drive such that it can be updated with rsync?

I currently have an unencrypted external hard drive that I use as a backup for my encrypted (with LUKS) main machine. To update my backup, I simply log in to the main machine and rsync to my external ...
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Is it wrong to fill the reserved space in an external USB drive for archiving purposes?

I have been filling a hard drive and a couple of backup drives with the family pictures and videos. Once a video goes into the archive, it remains there in a folder correctly labeled with the date. ...
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How shall I create PVs, VGs an LVs on external hard drives? [closed]

I have two hard drives (250G, and 150G) taken out from laptops, and can attach them to my computer using SATA/USB adapter. (I don't have an enclosure case, and what tools do you think are the best to ...
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Hard drive - not seen by fdisk, not mounted but detected

I had hard drive which was target location for CCTV, connected to linux mini pc running rsync in background to collect footage from few locations. Well, I noticed that sometimes rsync failed due ...
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Modify standby condition of one specific external drive and not any other

It seems my external hard drive comes configured to go to sleep after just 3 minutes: sdparm --flexible -6 -l --get SCT /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: Intenso External USB 3.0 1402 SCT 1800 [...
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Method to automatically email if a drive goes offline (or a USB port is restarted)

Is there a quick and easy method to send an email (I already have automatic emails coming from the server for other events - I just need to be able to send one for this specific event) if a USB port ...
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Does deleting the root partition affect the home partition?

But then I remembered home is !mounted! in /home and / is root Here's what I want to do.. I have an hdd with 4 partitions. boot swap root home I delete the first one, then the second, then ...
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Installed GRUB on the wrong disk during a Debian install

I had installed Debian on my external HDD but for some reasons GRUB didn't get installed on the HDD EFI partition but instead on has been installed on the man disk where I was doing the Debian install....
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Input/Output error after moving files on external hard-drive

I have an external hard-drive for saving all my photos/memories. I put all the pictures to the folder INTENSO/Handy-Backup/IPhone/DCIM/. Because I resetted my iPhone, I wanted to move all the old ...
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How to find boot record of external HDD

I have an internal NoteBook HDD hooked up to a Linux machine externally via USB and want to check if this HDD has some sort of boot record on it. I have no access to BIOS and can not boot my device ...
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input/output error using scp with external HD [closed]

I'm transferring large batch of files from a external HD via scp, between a raspberry pi and my desktop. The external HD is formatted as exFAT. Looking back, many of the files contained an input/...
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Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdX [closed]

I am trying to mount a relatively new external HDD but, when running sudo mount /dev/sdc /mnt/harddrive I get the following error message: mount: /mnt/harddrive: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...
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How to Know What Filesystem External Harddrive is Using

How can I tell what file system an external hard drive has using Debian? I have opened it via the GUI, but there is nothing listed for 'filesystem type'
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How to power on an external hard-drive after powering it off?

When I "safely remove" an external hard-drive from my file-manager (Thunar), the whole hard-drive is powered off and disappears from /dev. Therefore, I guess that under the hood, this is done by ...
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Using udisksctl to power off external hard drive causes hard lock

I possess an external USB 3.0 hard drive which is connected to my notebook. Of course, I do not want to just tug the connector off when I'm done; rather, I want it to safely spin down as per good ...
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Low-level format of a WD external hdd

I am running Linux Mint 19, and have an external 1TB WD hard-drive, that I wish to reformat. What is a tool I can use to accomplish this. (Since this is for a hobby user, I do not wish to spend money ...
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Can't create files and directories

I am using Mint. Everything was fine until three days ago. I wanted to create a file but I discover that my external HDD has read-only mode (file system is NTFS). I didn't change anything before but ...
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No thumbnails on Linux Mint?

I have a VeraCrypt volume mounted from an external hard drive and the thumbnails for >90% of the files don't seem to load. Only the first few load then the rest show a clock icon. When I open the file,...
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How to install GRUB on an external HDD

I have an HDD with two partitions, one for files and photos (NTFS) and one for a Debian Is it possible to install GRUB somewhere on this drive so that I can plug it in any computer have the choice to ...
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Installing Debian on a USB hdd doesn't not prompt me where to install GRUB

I'm trying to install Debian to a partition (not the whole disk) on my external HDD. I'm choosing the "Manual partition" option where I select my 100GB partition as root "/" of my external hdd. The ...
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Refreshing SMART data on my external HDD boosts slow transfer speed

I'm working on Linux Mint 18.3, and I have a Seagate Backup Plus 2TB external HDD. I've had a few minor problems with the drive which I was able to fix, but I've hit a really problematic snag. ...
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Slow Maxtor/Seagate external HDD [closed]

Recently I bought a new Maxtor M3 Portable external HDD with USB 3.0. During file transfers it had very slow writing speed, starting at 75 MB/s and decaying fastly to <1 MB/s. What I tried: using ...
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How to boot from external HDD?

The laptop I'm using has Solus installed on it, but I accidentally bricked it while trying to get the right video driver. It's a MacBook Air. I have a HDD with a partition containing a live version of ...
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Unable to enable SMART support for external hard drive

I use my recently bought 1T Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard disk ID 0bc2:ab24 Seagate RSS LLC (NTFS filesystem) as a backup tool. I want to run the Smartmontools software on this disk, but when ...
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How can I tell my kernel not to place external drives before internal ones?

I have some internal drivers, which typically take the names /dev/sda ... /dev/sdc. However, if I plug in an external HDD and reboot, this gets reordered, with the external drive taking up /dev/sdb ...
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How to control the name of backups from Time Machine

Time Machine on my MacBook Pro names backup directories with paths like this by default: Volumes/My Backup Drive/Backups.backupdb/User’s MacBook Pro/2018-04-10-224116 I want to tell it a folder name ...
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Are external USB drives on separate USB buses faster?

Is there a speed difference between when lsusb shows that two external USB HDDs are on the same bus versus when they are on different buses?
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How exactly is ext2 upwards-compatible?

I read somewhere that an operating system which knows nothing about ext3 and ext4 (i.e. antique Linux version) is able to read/write to ext4, and it detects any ext4 file system as ext2. I am not ...
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Can't mount portable HDD - Cannot run commands on its partitions either

My Imation Apollo M100 portable disk is not mounting. One day I was copying a heavy file to it, the process got stuck and I unplugged it from the computer. When I connected it back to the PC and when ...
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Is it possible to write on a mounted hard-drive that has Apple HFS/HFS+ file system

Running the latest Tails I have attached my hard-drive that got automatically mounted. However it seems only to be read-only. Is there a way to mount it in read/write ? Or is this not possible since ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a modular hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with an internal HDD that dual boots Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 using the Windows bootloader. I also have a SATA modular bay with hot swappable drives. I currently have drives with ...
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Copied zeros to my external drive, errors reported, is it still safe for daily rsync and which filesystems are safer?

I had a corrupted file that I suspected to be caused by rsync to and from my aging external mechanical portable HDD. I made a backup and decided to write zeroes to see if there are writing errors. ...
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dd command writing to /dev/sdc changed size of disk

I used a dd command to write directly to /dev/sdc (an externally mounted hdd 1TB size) to test various writing speeds in a raw mode. (I don't care about any data on the disk). Now the size of the ...
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Mount external HDD with writing permissions

I'm using a 2.7T Porsche Design Desktop Drive (external HDD) at work and I need to mount it on a Proxmox 4.4-13 server. Currently I have several personal info but also have around 1TB free and the ...
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Can i list unmounted drives without fdisk or lsblk?

I have an Inteno dg200 Router running some Iopsys linux version (kernel 3.14 or so, I believe) I've had some trouble getting a fileshare running using the USB ports and my external harddrive. The ...
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External hard-drive's FAT32 partition not recognized by Windows after size increase with gparted

I had an external hard-drive with a fat32 partition (which I used for exchanging files between ubuntu and windows), some unallocated space, and a ext4 partition (which I used to backup my linux system)...
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use gddrescue to clone device into multiple image files

I try to rescue data from my 1TB external drive using ddrescue because I accidentally deleted everything from it. Practically I have to face exactly the same situation like posted here: How to split a ...
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Can i partition my external HD into half Fedora, half Storage?

I have an 1TB external HD that i use for storage only. But it could be more useful for me if it had fedora installed. But since this is my only external HD, i still want to use it as storage to manage ...
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Is there any way to perform fsck automatically after power failure?

I have a USB HDD with an ext3 file system, (it's a Plex server media drive), connected to my Raspberry Pi, and after power failure it is not mounting automatically and has a superblock reading problem....
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dd, ddrescue, dd_rescue performance according to OS (Ubuntu, macOS)

I put this question: recover files from HSF+ USB External HD, test on CentOS 7 to diagnostic And this https://askubuntu.com/questions/955325/using-gpart-testdisk-to-recover-gpt-for-files-from-...