I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and am trying to use it to recover data from a failed External HDD (NTFS).
The drive failed with an accompanying smell of electric burning and subsequently was not recognised by Windows. It would recognice the enclosure, but told me that the drive had to be reformatted.
I removed the drive from the external enclosure and hooked it up to my PC with a power cable and USB to SATA connector. I can mount the drive in Ubuntu (eventually) and I've learned enough about BASH to navigate through the files on the drive.
Those that I can access I am able to copy across to my internal drive (VERY slowly, but it does do it) but a lot of the directories show up with an Input/output Error when I run the ls -l command.
Is there any way for me to be able to access these files or to recover them? Should I be trying a different technique rather than just attempting to access and copy the files?
After a near miss with my 1.5TB, RAID5 file server, I have decided that I need to backup my data to an external hardrive periodically.I have been looking at rsync but the question I have is: Do I format the external hard drive in EXT3 (the sameas my fileserver) or NTFS?All my main machines are Windoze, but the file server is Ubuntu with a samba share.If my server ever went belly up, I would like to be able to access my data from the external hard drive. I guess if it's in EXT3 then windows would be clueless... I would either need to fix the server pronto or access it with a live CD or something.What would I lose if I used NTFS instead of EXT3? I think I would lose permissions and possibly ownerhsip information - are there any other issues?
I am trying to restore an NTFS partition from a backup and I need the new drive to have the old (dead) drive's UUID (which I recorded).I really really really cannot use the option of changing fstab to mount using a new UUID, for this case I need the old UUID that existed on the other drive.Is there some ntfs equivalent of tune2fs that'll let me change the UUID on an ntfs partition?
I have a few computers all connected to the same router both wireless and wired. All at the moment are running Ubuntu. There is no problem sharing any of these computer's local drives through the network. However I have one desktop with an external USB Hard disc plugged into it. I would like to share this external hard disc on the network. I set it up to share but when I try and access it from one of the other computers on the network, although it shows up, I get the message "Unable to mount location. Failed to mount windows share".
well, i know ther are issues when using rsync to copy files to ntfs partition like file permission blah blah. the thing is, i need to backup my music files periodically onto a ntfs partition from ext4. i really dont care about file permissions or any other stuff. when i use rsync, it should update the mp3 files on my ntfs (external) disc with the new ones.can i give a go with this operation? i have lot more important files on the external disc and i dont want this rsync corrupt or delete those files coz they are highly important files.
I clone my entire notebook hdd once a month to a USB drive with an identical disk once a month using dd. I would like to find a way to automatically or manually do incremental backups at shorter intervals.
The first problem is that my incremental backup drive is not the same as my full backup drive (which is my clone). Is there some way to backup or copy all files on a document partition modified after a certain date?
The second problem is that my document partition is NTFS-3G. I guess this could be done pretty easily using "dump" if I stored my docs on ext. [I don't because I want to make sure that my docs are accessible from any machine (say in an Internet cafe) should my MacBook die and I need to rip out the hard drive and run to do my homework on another system; that is why I keep my docs on my Vista partition].
I used Ping Linux 8 months ago to create a ghost-like image of my primary partition. (Windows 7 on NTFS) The image is on the second partition of my hard drive (Western Digital 250 gig). I need to restore now, but Ping is unable to mount the volume. In fact, it will not mount any volume or perform any new backup. I made sure nothing has changed in Bios options since I created the backup. Does this imply that is not the appropriate tool to work on NTFS system?
I have a Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 500gb external hard drive that I'd like to partition and install another OS on. It is currently NTFS formatted, and has around 80 gb of data that I don't want to wipe. In GParted, there's a next to the partition name, and when I select "Resize/Move partition", the dialog box pops up but doesn't let me make any changes. When I view "Information" on the volume, I see the errors shown in the attached screen cap. When I select "Check", it starts to check the disk and shows an error, but before I can see what it is, the computer becomes unuseably slow and I have to reboot. In Disk Utility, it says the drive is healthy, and passes all tests.
I have an one terabyte HDD as NTFS File system, my life on it .. now not shown
Code: alz3abi@Hz:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1d57:000d Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1058:1100 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b1d6 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I am currently downloading Ubuntu from a torrent at: [URL]. The file will be Ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso at 689Mb. I have a dial-up connection so the download is taking a long time to complete. I understand this to be a disk image file. I am using Windows XP v5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435 : Service Pack 3) as the operating system on my Emachine. This computer supports booting from a USB drive in the BIOS. I also have a DVD/CD +R+W drive to burn a disk image to if needed.
In short I want to install Ubuntu on a bootable partition of a NTFS external USB hard drive. The external hard drive is a Western Digital 320Gb USB 2.0 that came formatted as NTFS. I plan to use "EASEUS Partition Master 4.1.1 Home Edition" to create a ~40Gb NTFS partition on this drive for the Ubuntu install and any future Linux applications that I will acquire. The larger partition will be used for Windows backup storage and as a portable drive with a number of portable windows applications.
1) Should I use another file system other than NTFS? FAT? FAT32? Something Linux? 2) What steps are required to install Ubuntu on the partition?
In addition I would like to try to run Ubuntu inside a "shell" inside Windows XP from time to time. I have software (VMware player v3.0.0-197124) that I think can accomplish this. I have the following security and utility programs running: WinPatrol (real-time) SpyWare Terminator (scheduled scans) WinMem Optimizer (real-time) ThreatFire (real-time) PC Tools FireWall Plus (real-time) Avast Antivirus (real-time)
3) Are any of these programs known to interfere with the installation of Ubuntu or with Ubuntu running in a shell?
Have a 1TB external USB hard drive I want to use on both Windows and Linux (Mythbuntu 9.10), so I thought the easiest way would be to format it with NTFS. Installed the NTFS-3G package and I'm able to read and write to the drive fine from Linux, however I have a few questions;
1) How do I configure Linux so that when it mounts the NTFS partition it is writeable for user, group and other (bascially I want everyone to have read and write access)? Currently when the NTFS disk is mounted the permissions are restricted to the user only and I suspect I'll need to edit fstab for this, but don't have much experience here so need help with the specifics.
2) If my Linux PC is turned on with the external drive attached, the disk is not mounted until I double click on the icon on the desktop. Is there anyway I can configure Linux so that it will automatically mount the external disk when booting?
Below is what is in my fstab file at present;
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config -- # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
Still it says the owner is root and also the group is root. What else do I need to do to make me owner of this partition? The fileproperties say: drwxrwxrwx Still the partition is read only for me. In ntfs-config it says: "Enable write support for external drive"
I'm using an external hard drive formatted to NTFS to keep my projects on. I edit projects from both Ubuntu and Windows XP.
After editing some files in a couple of folders on the drive I have now noticed that any Ubuntu machine I plug the drive into can see the entire contents of the drive, but now, I have 4 folders that do not appear in Windows XP. I have plugged the drive backwards and forwards between three machines now (one of them dual boot) and Ubuntu definitely finds the folders and Windows definitely doesn't. This has only happened one Ubuntu has edited files, though some of the files and folders that have been edited are still visible in XP.
I presume something went wrong whilst writing file tables or whatever they are called these days. Does anybody know how I can get the folders visible in XP again? Do I need to run something in Ubuntu or in XP to 'rescan' the drive?
I had a perfectly working Western Digital 250GB external usb hdd about 30 minutes ago. It has about 130GB of data I spent 3 hours copying to it yesterday from my Ubuntu laptop. Just to test it, I plugged it into an older Windows XP machine, and it seemed to work just fine. Then I tried to do the "Safely Remove Hardware" thing. It told me that it could not remove the external drive because another program was accessing it. So okay, I just wait a minute or two. Try again -- same thing. Tried it several more times, waiting a minute or two between each try -- same thing. Then suddenly a message pops up -- cannot write to drive. I also get another error: drive is corrupt, run chkdsk utility. Makes no sense. I was accessing files from the drive from within Windows just fine minutes before.
So since it won't "unmount safely", I just unplug it (probably a mistake, but I didn't see that I had any other choice at the moment), then try mounting it using a LiveCD of Puppy Linux -- Puppy will not mount it, just gives an error but no details.
My Ubuntu laptop, however, is no longer usable -- after I copied the 130GB of files I wanted to save to my external hdd, I attempted an upgrade of Ubuntu. It hosed. I'm still on that Puppy Linux LiveCD right now as I type.
So then. I KNOW this external hdd should be recoverable. I didn't do anything to it except let Windows screw up its ability to be mounted/unmounted, somehow. But I do not know how to go about trying to rescue it. What are the tools I should use? Is there something I can download somewhere that I can burn to a bootable CD or something that can fix a broken NTFS drive/partition? It would almost have to be something bootable at this point since I don't know how to install anything new on Puppy. Wasn't there an "Ultimate Linux Bootable Rescue CD" or something like that a while back? I can't remember it's exact name now.
If worst comes to worst, I suppose I could always reformat the external hdd and then copy the files over to it again. I still have all my files on my laptop's hard drive and Puppy can see them -- the Ubuntu upgrade I attempted did not overwrite all my stuff. But....I would just rather avoid having to spend another 3 hours or more today doing that. All my files are already on the external....I just want to fix it so that I can see them again.
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 been trying to use fstab, writing a script in /etc/init.d to mount my external ntfs usb drive. I have had absolutely no luck and I have tried just about every solution I could find on the web except for writing a udev rule which I have never done so I am not exactly sure how.
My solution for the interim is to put the mount command in the rc.local file. That works, but I don't understand why I can use fstab to mount it. Putting it in the fstab gives me errors like "unknown file system" or just "An error occurred during mounting of drive" and then the booting stops. I tried using both ntfs and ntfs-3g.
I've been searching for a way to do this with no luck. I've got a 1TB external hard drive I used to share over the network from my Windows desktop -- which is now a Ubuntu desktop.I've tried setting it up as a samba share, and the closest I've gotten is mount error(12): Cannot allocate memory. I've tried the suggestions (editing /etc/security/limits.conf), and that removed the warning I got from testparms but didn't fix the mounting on my mythtv box.
I am dual booting windows and ubuntu. I bought a external hard drive to use as a backup solution. I like the idea of my external HD being an exact copy of my internal one so that if my internal one completely fails I can just plug my external one in and carry on (it's an internal drive in an enclosure).
I notice a lot of people use rsync to backup their home directory. Can I use rsync (or something else) to back up the whole drive including the Windows partition.
I am a beginner to Ubuntu / linux. I plan to partition my laptop (HP pavilion) for Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu). Can I backup both Linux and Windows 7 files to a single external USB hard drive? (Obviously, they will be in separate directories). If yes, how do I do that? If not, what are my alternatives?
I assume Ubuntu will recognize a USB hard drive as an external flash drive, right? I also notice external SATA hard drive docking stations with USB interface are available, and I have not use them before. The devices takes internal SATA hard drive. If you have use them before, let me know how did you format it using Ubuntu or Windows7 while the drive is attached to the station.
I'm trying to create a very simple back up script to back up the contents of one folder on my system to an NTFS formatted external hdd. I want to keep the ownerships and permissions of the files I'm backing up intact so I'm putting them into a tar archive. Compression is not necessary as I have plenty of space for the backup.
I have created the initial backup with the following command: Code: tar -cpf $bupath/backup.tar $sourcepath This seemed to work quite well with the resulting file being about 170gb and took about 5hrs. For subsequent backups, the files are probably only going to change by about 10% at most so it seems inefficient to create a whole new backup from scratch. I would like to be able to just update my existing archive with any new/altered files.
I have tried using the update mode (-u) with tar like so:Code: tar -upf $bupath/backup.tar $sourcepath
So far this has been running for about 10hrs and the archive has grown to approx 220gb! What's going wrong here? I was expecting the update to take 30mins max and there be no significant change in the archive size. Am I perhaps misinterpreting the purpose of update mode in tar, or is there something wrong with my command? Is there a better/easy way to accomplish this?