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How to properly see files on raid mount?

Operating System: PopOS (Ubuntu) I have two external harddrives in a single case that were setup with a RAID1 configuration. Had to get a new computer and after plugging in the external, the RAID ...
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How to allow non-root users to mount bitlocker encrypted external drives?

As a non-root user I would like to be able to mount external hard drives which have been encrypted with microsoft bitlocker. The admin (with root access) can set something up if I can tell him how to ...
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How to turn off external hard-drive when hibernating PC?

I sometimes connect external hard-drives (with their own power supply and without) via USB. They are constantly spinning, which doesn't bother me that much since I usually use them when they are ...
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Install distro to external ssd/hdd?

I'd like to know if it is possible to install an entire Linux distro along with its very own /, /boot, /home, /etc, and more onto an external ssd/hdd and boot to it just like any liveUSB. It would ...
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“No medium found” on external bootable HDD

I've got a functioning bootable HDD which can run a copy of Windows 10 internally in a different machine. I've been trying unsuccessfully to mount it while it's externally attached to an Ubuntu ...
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External USB-HDD became /dev/sda after power off, how to pin it to /dev/sdc?

Today a fuse blew out which turned off a small server. This server has an USB-HDD connected to it, but since I connected it about 3-4 months ago, I never turned the server totally off (no electricity)...
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Why external device becames READ ONLY after other programs use it?

Manually mounted device sdd1 is ok to use (mv, rm, cp etc) from terminal commands, but from the moment onwards that I use , lets say pcmanfm or firefox to save things, for instance, it becames READ ...
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Files Written to External USB Disk are taking up Internal Storage Space

Forgive me if I'm in the wrong Stack, this seemed like a more general Linux thing, so I posted here. Np if I need to take it elsewhere. Also I'm pretty new to Linux so please be patient. Hardware= ...
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External HDD not permitting writing ext4/ fat32 too small?

I have formatted (using GParted) an external HDD for use as it was NTFS, but the writing permissions were denied, I then tried fat32 but the file size is too small, there is no exfat option, and I ...
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Connecting USB external hard drive to a server in a datacenter - how to ensure that it works?

I've bought a pair of Seagate Expansion 4TB 2.5" drives, with the intention of posting them to my webhost (Hetzner in Germany) for them to connect so I can use them as bandwidth rather than try to ...
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Emergency mode start Linux-mint Cinnamon 19.2

I have a problem with my Cinnamon 19.2 Mint distrib : this one is auto booting on the emergency mode. For a week now I connected an externl HDD (encode with ntfs, so impossible to read with a linux os)...
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It is possible to do a SMART report to an external USB HDD?

I have has installed Ubuntu/Debian too many times on it (five times), but for inexplicable reasons, it just stopped working and corrupt the files in it without intervention. I don't know if it is an ...
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Problems with result in smartctl

My new external hdd started making some strange sounds when in passive mode. Decided to check it with smartctl and received this result: $ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda1 smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [...
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Can't run Linux with home partition on removable hdd

I have a Linux installation with boot partition on internal laptop ssd and home partition on an external removable hdd. Since the first time I removed the HDD and booted Linux, I am unable to make ...
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Applications Can't Save To Seccond HDD

Good evening, I have got a laptop with both an OS SSD and HDD for all my files. The HDD is mounted at /media/username/Data STORE/ where I can access all of my files fine from the nautilus browser. The ...
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Duplicity IOError No such file or directory during backup

I am using duplicity to backup my home directory to an external HDD with the following command: $ duplicity --progress --exclude ~/Downloads /home/ file:///run/media/username/ADATA_HD650/desktop/...
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Cloning a disk to a larger disk without overwriting

If I clone a hdd to another (larger) hdd that already has data on it, will the older data get deleted or will new data get added on top of old data? I need to move data from 2 smaller hard drives to ...
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I had to fix the blocks on my external HDD and now it is working reaallllly slow

I am trying to copy something to my external HDD and it copies things at 1.2MB/s which means I have another 25 hours to wait for everything to be copied over (101GB). It it used to be a lot faster (...
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UID/GID mapping for external storage across different POSIX systems [duplicate]

I have access to multiple POSIX desktops where my personal user account has different UID/GID. I use an ext4 formatted portable SSD, which is great for my work, except for the permissioning issues ...
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How to install grub for a multiboot external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which contains three primary partitions, two of them with an Ubuntu flavor each (14.04, 16.04), and the third contains just data. There is also an extended partition with ...
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How can I set up an external HDD that functions just like a shareable flash drive? [duplicate]

I have partitioned an external HDD on linux (gpt, ext4) and mounted it under /mnt and would like to use it as a storage device for the whole team, meaning everyone would have all permissions to all ...
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USB drive cannot be used as root drive after remounting?

I'm attempting to configure a raspberry pi 4 to boot from an external disk. I've configured it to boot from the partition ID I get from sudo blkid corresponding to my boot partition, and everything is ...
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Which file system copes 'better' with bad ejects of external USB HDDs?

Is there a disk format that copes well (or better than others) when end users physically disconnect USB-attached external drives without safely ejecting then? I have XFS, ext4, btrfs, exfat, and NTFS ...
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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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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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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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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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