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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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Does Snap “partial confinement” override user-set permissions?

I am using Snap 2.49-1 on Debian Bullseye/Sid. Whenever I run a snap in terminal, I get the warning WARNING: cgroup v2 is not fully supported yet, proceeding with partial confinement. Meanwhile, IPFS (...
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Cannot create new files or directories on External Drive from Linux

I have a drive which was created in Windows originally simply for extra storage. On Ubuntu I was able to access and make files & directories on the drive without any hitches, but on Manjaro I run ...
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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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Can't access files on my airport time capsule with my macbook pro 2008 where I recently installed Mint 20

I can see the device folder in network twice but when I try to open it says "unable to mount location; failed to retrieve share list from server: connection refused" or: " ... A ...
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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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Dual boot in SSD(500GB) + external HDD(2TB)

I have a 500gb SSD and a 2TB external HDD. I want to have dual-boot with Windows and Linux. My idea is to partition the SSD and install both OS's there. Can I use the HDD to have common files from ...
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GNU ddrescue to copy directories or folders from hard disk

Debian 9 (Stretch) laptop, and attached external hard disk in enclosure. How to use GNU ddrescue to copy folders or files from failed hard disk? (not the whole disk image). For example, /home ...
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Can I determine the real lifetime with “Error occurred at power lifetime: 19132h” and “Power_On_Hours 0h” in smartctl?

I just bought a "new" and very cheap hdd online. I used some kinda usb3.0 hdd box to connect to my PC. By running smartctl, I can see the following outputs 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 ...
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External drive does not show as mounted but shows up in root filesystem

So I am running Linux Mint with the following: One external drive plugged directly into a USB 3.0 port An external drive bay with two HDDs (one in each available slot) I have my fstab with the ...
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Lost LVM physical volume after upgrade to Mint 20

I recently went through the upgrade process verbatim from Mint 19.3 (Tricia) to Mint 20 (Ulyana) and everything seemed to go as expected, I did have to re-add some services and such that were outside ...
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Error installing Linux in external hard disk

I was trying to install ubuntu in an external disk, when i make the partitions, it says 'failed to format ext4'. I tried with an older ubuntu version, and another distro and same error. I disabled the ...
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KVM can't access qcow2 images storend on an external HDD - none of the solution works

I am running RHEL 7.8 and also have the issue with KVM accessing external HDD. After I found the article above, I did all solutions but it did not work... Solution "fix the permission ...
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What's the best way to safely remove an external hard drive from Manjaro?

I had an aging Western Digital external USB HD (spinning, not flash memory) that periodically disappears from the Device section on my Thunar File Manager. I have Manjaro installed. I am able to ...
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ls: Crucial_X8: Permission denied

I hope this is a right community for asking this; if no, please advice a better one. I work on 256GB-ROM MacBook with MacOS Catalina. There're a lot of files and a lot of Xcode IDE temporary data. So ...
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Kubuntu installer changing partition table for unused disk?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 20.04 from a USB key to an external (USB) hard drive. The system I'm using to do the installation is an Arch Linux that I'd like to leave untouched. The disk setup looks ...
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Can I write a Linux ISO to an external disk from MBP, and boot it on the same or other MBP directly?

I am looking at the possibility of booting linux from MacOS without installing it to the internal drive at all - just to boot a linux on aniso image to write on external drive to boot linux directly ...
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How to add write permissions to external drive?

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ running Raspbian as a personal Plex Media Server. I use a simple routine of ripping DVDs on my Mac, then SFTP'ing the files to the Pi onto the mounted external ...
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How to install Ubuntu on an external HDD partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my external hard-disk. Since I already have some files on that HDD, I created unallocated free space in order to install Linux on there. I am able to install it, ...
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I tried to unlock my external drive with Dislocker : now my drive doesn't work

I've got a 1TB external drive in NTFS encrypted with Bitlocker. I wanted to open it in Linux (Mint), so I quickly followed a tutorial like a real noob, not understanding how it worked, just pasting ...
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“Permission denied” with ffmpeg (via snap) on external drive

I got a new drive and I can copy files fine with simple cp on the drive. However for some weird reason I get Permission denied with ffmpeg. Permissions seem fine unless I'm missing something > ll ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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