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cmp or diff and then replace disk image

Supposing that I have two disk images (2TB) (one is copy of the other) and then I do changes in one. Surely I could use diff or cmp for see changes. Now I can apply the changes in the another. ...
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diff changes of disk image and restore in hdd

I guys, I have a diskimage.raw of all a hdd (/dev/sdd) 100gb. I've read image with: losetup /dev/loop0 diskimage.img Then I've do a modifications (like add 8gb in files) Could I restore the ...
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“dd” Utillity Copied More Than Expected

I just bought a ssd to change with current hdd. So, I decided to copy whole 750 gb partiton (of course used part of it which is approximetly 76 GBs) using "dd" utility. However, I entered this command:...
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Trying read a Sata USB 3.0 Kali linux light

I'm try read my USB 3.0 HDD in my Kali Linux. uname -a: Linux kali 4.8.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.8.11-1kali1 (2016-12-08) x86_64 GNU When I've used "gparted recovery" the other linux is be able ...
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Linux From Scratch 7.10 issue, EFI partition

Just a little background information, I am taking a Unix II course, instructor being Bruce Dubbs, the managing editor for the LFS.org project. I am building LFS in a Debian 8.6 host for a Unix II ...
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Cannot boot because missing external disk

Using Fedora 24, I had configured in /etc/fstab an external usb drive: UUID=6826692e-79f4-4423-8467-cef4d5e840c5 /backup/external ext4 defaults 0 0 When I unplugged the usb disk and reboot, ...
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How to Change Settings To Allow Writing To USB Hard Drive In Debian

I have a external USB hard drive formatted in ext3 that I would like to use with my Debian Jessie system. By default the system will automount a USB hard drive in read-only mode when I plug in the USB ...
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How do you mount a USB hardrive that shows in lsusb but not fdisk or lsblk?

I'm running Mint/Mate 17.3 and normally external drives "just work" when you plug them in. I have one particular older drive that has been sitting on my shelf for about 10 years (an "EZ Quest" from ...
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External storage devices not listed while init script is running

I have an /etc/init.d script that is supposed to detect an external drive mounted at /dev/sda1, if it's there it mounts it. This works fine on my odroid device with the following specs: pi@odroid64:~$...
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Prevent external USB hard drive from spinning up during suspend to RAM

Whenever the machine (Linux 4.4.0-38-generic, Ubuntu 16.04) suspends to RAM, my Western Digital 2TB Portable USB 3.0 hard drive (Model WDBU6Y0020BBK) will spin up and continue spinning indefinitely. ...
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Do not show volumes as safely removable for system drive installed in external USB enclosure

I have up-to-date Arch Linux with KDE Plasma installed on SSD inside external USB enclosure. The problem is that the volumes of this drive are displayed in system tray with options to safely remove ...
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“Missing” files on external USB drive in linux mint 17.3 [duplicate]

I have a 500 GB USB drive mounted as HPFS/NTFS and while copying files to the drive the copying process suddenly failed. After a unmount, unplug and reboot copying works fine again but files in one ...
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Check if it's an external flash drive or usb flash stick?

When a usb flash stick or usb external drive get connected, is there any way to check whether it's a usb stick or external flash drive by means of Linux? Is there any utility or something like that?
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After dd completion, should records In = records out

I am using the following cmd where sda(500GB) is my laptop hd (unmounted) and sdc(500GB) is my external usb hd dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=4096 When complete this returns 122096647+0 records in ...
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Docker problems on external drive

I am having a weird problem with my laptop Dell XPS 13, when I run Docker from an external hard drive. I have configured docker daemon with the following parameters /usr/bin/docker daemon -g /path/...
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Easy-ish Grub2 loading of iso FROM a portable hard drive

How can I install an iso from a portable hard drive? The guides that I have seen require using grub2 on the local drive to load the iso on the portable drive. I would like to boot from the portable ...
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External HDD won't Mount during Boot

I've got a Cubox-i4Pro running Debian Jessie hooked up to an external USB3/eSATA dual HDD dock (via eSATA). It originally only had one WD Green 2TB drive installed. Via UUID in fstab this auto mounted ...
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Stop HDD spin down when attached via USB adaptor

I got an HDD attached via dock station. Gentoo spins it down each ten minutes which leads to wearing out the disk spindle and moreover, waiting for the drive to spin up each time is inconvenient. I’ve ...
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Can I use Clonezilla to backup and restore a bootable USB volume?

I have this external USB HDD that I've installed Lubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 on as a dual boot. They are portable installations that I can take around with me and use on a variety of computers and ...
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List of mount points of external storage devices such as USB keyfobs and SATA external drives, from the cli

I need to list all mount points associates to external storage devices such as USB keyfobs and SATA external drives. The only way I found under Ubuntu, is to call 'mount' and grep for '/media'. But ...
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Tolerant file system for a failed automount

(I am running openSUSE 13.2) My current setup I have an external backup drive which I mount at boot with the following line in my /etc/fstab: /dev/mapper/cr_backup /backup ext4 comment=...
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How do I thoroughly check bad sectors of a HDD connected over USB (in Raspbian)

I have a RaspberryPi 1 Model B and a, running Raspbian Wheezy. I recently bought a new hard disk - Western Digital WD10JPVX. I want to thoroughly check its health status, bad sectors if any. So I have ...
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Monitor health of HDD/SSD without S.M.A.R.T

Some hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) do not provide S.M.A.R.T. data. This seems to be especially true of cheap USB HDDs. My question is: on a typical GNU/Linux system, can the ...
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Why can't I mount the disk now with limited memory?

Today I am experiencing problems on my laptop running Fedora 22 with a external USB 3 Seagate hard drive. I plugged the drive in and it wouldn't mount, instead showing low_memory errors in dmesg. ...
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Wipe files from an external hard drive but not empty space

I'm using the following command to wipe an external drive. sudo shred -v -z -n 1 /dev/sdb Is it possible to wipe an external drive of the files and not empty space? So it would overwrite where there ...
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Sharing a hard disk partition with a Linux VM on VirtualBox

Let me just paint the picture so you can all understand. My host OS is Windows 10. I have VirtualBox installed on my Windows OS, and in VirtualBox I have a Kali distro running. This VM and its files ...
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Unmounting external drive takes tremendously long

This morning I copied around 200GB of data to a quite old USB2.0 1TB external drive. The copying took around 2 or 3 hours. Afterwards I unmounted & the unmounting is still going on (after more ...
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Keep getting error while trying to mount external HDD with LVM2 format, using Knoppix from live USB, please help

I am computer savvy, but fairly new to Linux, so forgive me if not technical enough. I have a 3TB external HDD, a Seagate, and it used to be a NAS, but the Ethernet portion failed, so I have plugged ...
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Why is dd reading from and writing to the same disk?

I've been using dd in Linux to overwrite an external USB hard drive. When I use the default block size of 512 bytes, with this command: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb throughout the whole operation, ...
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Prevent USB hard drive enclosure from powering off after inactivity

I have successfully used 'hdparm' to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on external USB hard drives. Now I've come across a USB hard drive enclosure that itself turns the installed hard drive ...
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Connection problem with USB3 external storage on Linux (UAS driver problem)

On Ubuntu 15.10, when I want to format using the NTFS file system an external 4TO disk connected by USB3 (on a StarTech USB/eSATA hard disk dock), I have a lot of I/O errors, and the format fails. I ...
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Does the (GPT) partition table location change when moving from USB3 to SATA?

I have just opened an external USB 3.0 hard disk enclosure and mounted the disk instead internally in a PC via SATA. Now, the Linux system stops finding the GPT which was certainly there. Since ...
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Place tripwire's config files, keys and database on ext. media?

(Originally posted on SE's SuperUser. Wrong platform and I removed post from SU.) I configured Tripwire(TM) 2.4.2.2.2 on a Lx box (Ubuntu trusty), using default folder and file locations. I relied on ...
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Python script works from terminal, but fails in scheduler, to write to external drive

I am trying to use a Python script to read/write from an external disk in linux, which works fine. The problem comes when I use a job scheduler to execute the Python program. I am running all this on ...
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Always get Error: Operation not supported for: find /Path/ -type f -exec chmod 755 {} \;

I want to change the access permissions for MP3 files on an external 2,5" HDD on my Raspberry Pi on which I run an actual version of Raspian. To do so I tried to use the following command: find /...
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fsck and checking external drives on reboot also

I know about shutdown -rF now that will check the drive on reboot but how can I also have it check all external drives also on reboot?
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Installing GRUB2 on an external HDD without a live CD

I have cloned my HDD to an external HDD and now I need to install GRUB to make the external HDD bootable. The external HDD is meant as a mirror backup for my current HDD (I mean that once the ...
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Mounting ExFAT on Linux

I've been trying to set up my Raspberry Pi B+ as a HTPC that also shares a USB HDD over Samba and AFP. The latter is working just fine, and the Samba share seemed to be working too for a moment. ...
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External hard drive not recognized on USB 2.0 port

I bought a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB external drive two years ago and used the drive with Ubuntu and Windows (dual boot workstation). I made a backup of the drive last week using another ...
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Is it possible to install a program onto an external drive?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba chromebook using crouton. The drive my OS is installed on is small, with only 3.6 GB of free space. I'd like to install sage on my system but sage requires 6 GB of free ...
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install linux in external harddisk

I have a question that, if I install Linux on an external HardDisk, then how do it get booted ? Will it show a Linux option at the start time ? Will it only boot on the PC through which I have ...
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Is it possible to make Linux immediately save changes made to external harddisk files?

I have recently installed Linux Mint on an old laptop. I wasn't a Linux user before. Using MS Windows, I have developed a bad habit of unplugging the external hard drive without ever safely removing ...
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Gnome suggests me to open external HDDs with Anjuta

When I attach an external HDD, GNOME suggests opening it with Anjuta: How can I make it open with Nautilus instead?
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Can't write on recently created EXT4 partition

On a new external hard drive (Intenso 05-1204-18A), I made (with GParted) two partitions : Disk /dev/sdc: 931.5 GiB, 1000204883968 bytes, 1953525164 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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HDD Won't connect / system won't read it. Not sure what dmesg output means`

I have a hdd that I pulled from an old windows laptop, I don't think there's any information on it that I want to keep. I was going to format it to ext4 or something. Yesterday when I connected and ...
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access to USB drive broken after changing uid

Since changing my uid I no longer have the permissions to see a USB hardrive/stick that is automatically mounted at /media/USERNAME. Nautilus gives the message Unable to open a folder for DRIVENAME ...
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Drive cannot be mounted automatically, but manual mount is successful

I have an external hard disk that all of a sudden gives an error when Linux Mint attempts to auto mount the thing when it is plugged in. For some reason I see two "External Drive" (the drive's name) ...
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Is btrfs suitable as backup filesystem?

Right now I have a pretty traditional backup filesystem structure on top of ext4. Every time a backup is made, a new folder backup-DATE is created to which files are rsync'ed (with hardlinks made ...
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Making External Hard Drive OS Portable

What I'm trying to Accomplish: I would like to install Arch linux on an encrypted (lvm on luks) external USB hard drive and have it boot and run with the widest array of machines possible and before I ...
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Create symlinks on an external storage device that can work on any Linux machines?

An external storage device can be connected to different Linux or Unix machines, and I guess its mounting point may be different? If yes, will symlinks that are stored on the device and link to files ...