I'm trying to save documents from a crashed computer using knoppix5.1 i've recently read that the flashdrive i use to transfer theses files needs to be fat32 in order to work...i've already tried transfering files so i'm assuming the flashdrive is in the ntfs format.so what i need is info on how to convert my flashdrive from ntfs to fat32.
I have a 1TB External HD that at the time of purchasing was used with my PS3 which only allowed FAT32 HDs. But now I am using it for other uses. I have came across the problem of the file size limit of 4gb that FAT32 has.The problem is I have about 200 GB filled of data on this HDD and wish to convert it to NTFS with no data being lossed. Is this possible and if so how?
I have 2 external drives that I'm using for movies and they're both formatted to fat32. The problem I'm experiencing now is that some of the high quality mkv files are not able to be moved to the drive because of fat32's limitations.
I'd like to convert to ext3 (or 4) and I wanted to check to see if I can do it without having to reformat and without loss of data.
I have an External usb harddrive that has linux suse 10.1 gnome on it but i want to reformat it. I dont have any grub to boot it on my laptop so i was wondering is there a way to reformat the external harddrive without actually booting up linux. BTW it wont show up under the my computer when attached.
I have 13.1 as a dual boot with xp on a 40G hd. There is a 500G hd where I keep all my files, in ntfs format, and I have usb sticks in fat32 and ntfs. When I installed 13.1 I chose read and write access for all users for all of these media. 13.1 will read from them, but will not write to them. How can I fix this?
I'd like to format my USB in 2 partition: one fat32 (for data switch windows/linux and one for only windows. But when I use gparted to partition my stick in my backtrack installation, windows can only read the fat32, but not the ntfs.
I dual boot, in the process of installing Windows 7 & Fedora 13 on a new drive. Back in the day when it was risky for the newbie to read/write NTFS, I created a "shared" FAT32 partition. Even though the later Fedoras could read/write NTFS fresh out of the box, I have kept the "shared" partition for my important files (email, documents, digital camera pics).
Now that I'm installing Win7 and Fedora 13 on a new hard drive and I'm partitioning my disk, I'm scratching my head trying to decide how I should format this partition. I was considering the FAT32 again, but I'd like 50GB, not just 32. At the same time, I'm thinking of making the size sacrifice because, and maybe this is just carryover from the olden days and groundless, I have an irrational worry about using NTFS for my most important files.Maybe someone could assuage my fears. Is it just as safe, at this point, for files to be on a NTFS partition and run under Fedora as they are under FAT32?
I have a ntfs hard drive (my "C" drive in Windows) and it has some very important data (baby pictures) on it. The drive is, for some reason, very fail-prone. Last time it went out, I used ubuntu to make a windows disk (I have the key, nothing illegal!) and it went to the error fixing part or what have you and fixed it all up. That was a few days ago, and I was working on backing up the picturs but hadn't finished, and it failed again. Now I can't get it to fix the current windows installation, even though it's doing the same thing (making a clicking noise and stalling on boot before eventually giving up and booting to the ubuntu "d" drive.), it will only take me to the part about installing a new copy of windows, which I don't want to do because that would wipe the drive.
So my next idea was to try and get at the pictures through ubuntu, but when I use sudo fdisk -l, it only shows me my ubuntu hard drive.. Is there anything I can do to find and mount the other drive? I really can't afford to take it in to a professional for data recovery, and I've had them charge me an arm and a leg and do nothing but wipe my drive in the past, so I want to do everything I can to try and get my pictures back myself.
Since last last week i've installed Windows 7 and OpenSuSe 11.2 linux several time in my laptop. Each time i do something and Linux boot menu disappears and i again install both operating system. I have installed linux for the first time 6 days before in my life.
I am trying to live without windows. I know i can't for more few months as there is problem in every step for me.
Now i have both os running perfectly and boot menu appearing perfectly.
There are 3 partitions in FAT32 created while installing linux for Windows files. Now i want to change it in to NTFS. All drive are empty.
##1 Is it ok if i reformat it in windows 7 and change to NTFS?
##2 Does it creates problem in GRUB boot menu?
##3 Is there any way to do this from Linux without any problem?
##4 Is there any way to change FAT32 into NTFS without affecting GRUB?
I'm tired by installing again and again. I don't want any more trouble for next 1 month.
Just installed opensuse 11.3 Kdeversion on my laptop. Before installing it on live mode i had a problem of accessing my other drives (NTFS, FAT32 and EXT4) which said HAL system policy...etc mounting error. I could access all drives with root privilege. I thought problem will be solver once i install opensuse on my system. How ever i was really disappointed after seeing the same problem post install. Googled around for the solution and got this link
After this the problem got worse now i am not able to see any of the drives in the side panel. Gone through many forum and posts all discuss about external USB HDD.
My external HDD became read only, and even not readable for a folder in it. Until now I had no problem with reading/writing on it but at my last mounting it get unwritable. When I right-click and try to change rights it says you cant it's a read only file system...
If a USB drive is used under Linux and Windows, what would be the best file system? FAT32?Would it harm to have the drive formated as NTFS?How reliable is Linux when writing to NTFS today and is it worth taking the risk?I am asking this because I am pretty sure that there are a lot of peoples out there with external drives that are formated in NTFS.The main reason for this is that a OS like Windows XP cannot format a FAT32 partition bigger then 32GB and without noticing users might format their drives to NTFS.
I installed Ubuntu on a portable harddrive so that I can use it independently of my computer (when I visit my parents or my g/f). I performed the installation using a bootable Ubuntu thumbdrive, everything went fine but when I unplugged the thumbdrive and rebooted I got a kernel panic. I was able to boot into Ubuntu on my external drive once (I think it might have been due to reordering boot order in BIOS). My guess is that the kernel panic occurs due to the drive letter changing (sdb -> sdc) depending on which external devices are plugged in, but I'm not sure how to make sure that's the case. And if it is, how would I prevent this from happening?
I have a FAT32 external USB hard drive with a bunch of stuff I want to copy onto a RHEL server. Is it as simple as it is on a Mac or PC where I just plug it in and it will show up, then I can copy all the files off of it?If it is, how do I safely remove the drive after I'm done with it?
I tried to install ubuntu 11.04 on my external hard drive (WD My Passport, thats all i remember about the name) and all was well, until I tried to reformat it from ext4 to FAT, and no such luck, it isn't even being READ, not in fdisk -l, not by gparted, disk manager, or anything else. Windows is no help at all... I tried that out of desparation.
I want to access files on my external harddrive through GNOME, beyond plugging it into my computer via USB I have no idea what to do next..I think it has something to do with a mount point or the 'mount' command...to summarise, my question is how can I access extern. HardD through GNOME?
I need to get a backup copy of a huge directory on one of our RHEL servers. Rather than hook the external USB drive up to my PC and manually copy it all across the network, can I just plug it in to one of my USB ports on the server and rsync it?I know how to do the rsync, I just don't know how to get the USB drive to show up when I do a df -h and how to properly remove it before unplugging it from the server. this is a live server, so I can't go playing around and possibly mess something up.
I have an external harddrive which is fat32 (which was filled when I was on a windows system) with a lot of files on (> 200gb) which have mixed case filenames. I wanted to write a script to rename them all to lowercase however when I did I got an error saying that the filenames are the same (which I guess is true as FAT is case-insensitive). My issue is that I'm mounting this from a linux box now so it would make it a lot easier if things were lower case! I've already run a script to replace all spaces with underscores.
I know I could do this by first going through and renaming everything with a prefix and then renaming it back again (ie, rename File.Jpg to xFile.Jpg and then a second rename to strip that x off and rename lowercase to file.jpg) however I find this approach a bit messy and would prefer to do it all in one pass. Other than that, could I change the drive to ext4 without losing any files on it? The drive has a hell of a lot of stuff on there which is an archive of many years of files - I'd be absolutely gutted if I lost everything.
This community is very helpful to me.i have one external usb harddisk but its not getting detected any where.i have some important data.i want to recover that data.so could any one telme how to recover data from dead usb external hard drive.any help appreciated please helpme.no hardware is detecting but one small green light is coming.
I am working from a laptop where all my work is stored on a 80GB drive. I am now also an owner of an external 250GB USB hard drive, formatted with FAT32. I want to keep it FAT32, so that I can offer some of my files to people that run Mac OS or Windows and I don't want to have them install ext3 for windows and what not.I am in need of a strategy which will allow me to keep a mirror of my laptop drive on my new external drive, i.e. no history / versioning required. However, I do care about file permissions. The files don't have to be stored as-is, they can be stored within a large (80GB?) tar file, that is fine - it would be easier for me to coerce people to open a .tar file than to install an ext3 driver for their OS, I suppose. I don't think I can keep file permissions otherwise, can I?
I have previously used a self-written sh script that used rsync to keep an up-to-date copy of my laptop filesystem on a USB flash drive, but in that case I had the flash drive formatted with ext3, so no problem with file permissions there. This time, it's trickier.
i have an external harddrive which i encrypted scince opensuse 10.2 with luks. Now i installed opensuse 11.2 its impossible to me to mount this drive correctly.
the harddrive was recocnized in my former opensuse 11.0 correctly as luks encrypted and during installation yast installed the kernel module and encrypted the harddrive so that i regulay could mount it on boot by giving the password for that harddrive. Scince opensuse 11.2 however yast thinks this is an dmcrypted partitoon and tries to unlock the harddrive using dmcrypt which of course fails.
does somebody know how i can encrypt and mount the externeal drive automaticly?
i have made a backup of /etc before i made a new installation of opensuse 11.2. is the possible to use the old fstab entries for that after installing luks?
i needed to change my external hard drive's file system from ext3 to fat32, to use it in windows, which i did the simple way: i shrunk the ext3 partition, made a fat32 partition, copied the files over, removed the ext3 and made the fat32 bigger. unfortunately, while gparted was making the partition larger, my computer shut down. i lost all my files and the partition messed up immediately. i made a new fat32 partition, after deleting the old one, but noticed that gparted was showing 100 gigs already in use (???). so now i have a 300 gb hard drive with only 200 gb i can use; i ran df to make sure gparted wasn't messing up, but indeed it shows the partition as being only 200 gigs in size. i haven't tried making any other kind of partition yet, such as ext3, for fear of losing my files again, and because it wouldn't be permanent anyway, because i need those files in windows and stupid microsoft won't make their OS ext3 compatible.
First of all I have to say I love Fedora, just switched from openSuSE after the system was kinda sluggish the last 2 or 3 versions. But one thing I always liked was the fact that when the system went into suspend my external harddrive spun down and after resuming it spun up again as soon as I tried to access a file. Now in Fedora the harddrive continues spinning and is unavailable after resuming. There is nothing about the harddrive in dmesg, not during suspending and not even when i unplug it after resuming.
I'm trying to format a hard drive inside of my dads laptops because he, probably like most of you, hates windows vista which came pre-loaded with the laptop. So i loaded my 4g flash drive with the ubuntu os on it and ran it on the computer. I see that i can reformat the hard drive inside the computer as a FAT file, but to save me and my dad some time i was hoping there was a way to re format it to NTFS format.o is there a command line or anything that i can download which can reformat this hard drive in NTFS format
I was running 1 HDD with 2 partitions 1 for win 7 and other for files ect, i installed ubuntu today over the win7 partition and now i cant access my backed up files on the second partition but for some reason it became a swap drive for ubuntu does anyone one know how to save the partition ?