My Toshiba 500Gb USB hard drive is not being detected anymore when i insert it in 9.10. It only started doing this from last week, it was fine before (and it works fine in Windows XP). The connections are fine and all, because when i type "lsusb", i see it as follows:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 19d2:0063 ONDA Communication S.p.A. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0930:0b09 Toshiba Corp.
I have 1tb Seagate Freeagent NTFS External HD. I have Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 with dual boot as Ubuntu. I'm primarily a windows user, since i'm not that well acquainted with linux. External Hard Drive does not detect- when i connect it..it just gives a whirring sound and the "My Computer" window hangs. Figured out the cause- and temporary solution- The drive should do principle mount automatically. It won't if the file system is not "clean". That is possible if the drive was connected while you hibernated Windows, or if you did not properly disconnect the drive.
I booted with ubuntu and did the following- sudo fdisk -l and got the following: Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204884992 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x396e2b4d
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1 121601 976760001 7 HPFS/NTFS
Then I typed: sudo mkdir /media/FreeAgent sudo chmod 777 /media/FreeAgent And wrapped it up with editing fstab with the following code: #FreeAgent USB Drive /dev/sdf1 /media/FreeAgent ntfs defaults 0 0
Now the browser window for the freeagent hard drive pops up and I can access everything. I try to shutdown the computer but it won't as long as the hard disk is connected. So I have to pull the usb out. And the problem remains the same. I want the hard disk to be detected normally on my windows/linux (like normal usbs work-plug it in and it works). Also have no clue how to work a temporary solution like this with windows yet. I have boot with ubuntu everytime and repeat these steps when I want to access it.
Been using Ubuntu to extend the life of my hard drive. I'm not very familiar with the inner workings of Linux, but I know computers well.
My System: - Ubuntu 10.04, gnome environment. Dual boot XP.
Problem: - my external drive, WD essentials 2.2 TB, stopped working recently, about 6 months after installation of dual boot.
Facts: - still detected, though SMART does not detect it. - XP still detects it - cant access files though. * - Ubuntu now detects a floppy drive, which I do not have. - power still working. - have tried a few different USB cables. - happened around the time of several software updates. Maybe paranoia. - had trouble with music playback.
Hypothesis: - Drive is dying, cuz XP wont allow me in. * - Something happened and it rolled back the drivers on the External HD. - Somehow losing Voltage, though I dont know how. **
Have attempted: - Disabling Floppy from bios. - In Windows: disabling XP service pack 3, disabling Firewire 1394. - Different USB cables. ** - Disconnecting all USB devices, except External HD. **
I have a problem with my external hard drive. I've always used to connect it to my Ubuntu Server with the following command: sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1 ..and it's worked fine, but after a reboot I did a couple of times ago, the hard drive no longer appears.sudo fdisk -l doesn't show the hard drive anymore. Connecting it to a Windows computer works, I even tried the "safely remove harddrive" function, but to no avail.
I just had a fresh install of Fedora 13 x86_64 on my notebook after using fedora 13 x32 for a while.I am using KDE Desktop.Everything seemed to be working fine out of the box except for minor problems with sound and plugins.The biggest issue is that Fedora does not recognize when I plug an external USB HDD (WD 320 GB for this matter).The USB light on the HDD does not go on, and nothing is auto mounted.It seems that USB does not work at all - I have tried to plug another USB device and it didn't seem to have power.
I have Seagate Freeagent Go 500GB external hard drive that I use for backup. I wanted to resize the partition so I used GParted to shrink the 500GB NTFS partition to 400GB. The other 100 I wanted to encrypt and use for some other more important files. For some reason, the shrink failed and I disconnected the hard drive and reconnected it. I didn't see the icon appear on the desktop. I went into the Disk Utility to discover that GParted's shrink error deleted all of the partitions on my hard drive. So I created a new 400GB NTFS partition and put back all of my files. The other 100 is unallocated currently.
It will normally mount automatically and show up on the desktop but the hard drive won't mount without me going into the Disk Utility and mounting it through there. I can't even mount it from the Terminal with root privileges. It gives me this:
sudo mount /media/My Data mount: can't find /media/My Data in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
Now, I can unmount with root privileges and I can unmount it from the Disk Utility. I can browse and edit the files within. But I can't unmount it from within Nautilus or on the desktop (the Safely Remove Drive option is not there).
The new 400GB partition also isn't detected by GParted. It just shows the whole drive as unallocated.
OpenSUSE 11.2 x86_64 KDE SC 4.4.3 Linux 2.6.34-rc6-29-desktop (from KERNEL:HEAD) HAL 0.5.13-4.2.1 udisks 1.0.0.git20100224-11.1 ASRock G43Twins-FullHD LGA 775 Intel G43 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Samsung 22X DVDR DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223Q (connected via SATA. detected as: /dev/sr0)
Discs are read by the drive when inserted (they are spun and the LED light on the drive lights up) but nothing happens after that.
I disconnected the SATA cable and tried a new SATA cable on a different SATA port and also tried a different SATA power cable but that did not fix anything.
I need to re-format an external drive. All the instructions I have found start with figuring out where the drive is mounted (sda, hda, etc.). However, as soon as my RH Linux machine sees the drive's format (ntfs) it decides it won't even mount it in the first place. Gives me an error message. Also, the drive doesn't show up at all via "df -k". how to convince RHL to be a little more accepting?
In Ubuntu 10.04 all I had to do was turn on my external hard drive and it would automatically be detected and mounted. I just switched over to Ultimate Edition, which I think is Ubuntu 10.04 with a lot of stuff added on to it. The funny thing is when I turn on the external hard drive it doesn't get mounted, and I don't think it's even being detected. I looked in gparted and it doesn't show up there. If I boot into Ubuntu 10.04 and turn on the hard drive it still gets detected and mounted, so there's nothing wrong with it. Ultimate Edition can detect other things connected to USB, like my iPod, so I'm wondering why it can't detect my hard drive.
Edit: When I do tail -f /var/log/messages and if the drive gets detected, this is what it says:
[ 230.520892] usb 1-2.4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6 [ 230.639400] usb 1-2.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [ 230.639717] scsi9 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices [ 235.631550] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access Maxtor OneTouch 0122 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
I tried to install Ubuntu on an external drive, but it doesn't boot, but it installed GRUB on my main HD, and now I can't even boot Windows. I only get a "grub rescue" prompt. I need to remove GRUB. How to do it?
I have a hard time mounting two external drives on my Suse 11.3. When I use the device notifier gadget both drives get mounted in /media/<drive name>, the vfat drive is read-only though. However, I would like to mount both drives under /<drive name> in separate directories and rw. I looked at the devices in /dev/ and entered the device name to fstab, set the mount point, file system (vfat, and ntfs-3g) and set 'rw,noauto,exec,user,sync 0 0'.
This way I could mount my vfat drive read-only under /<drive name>, but not the ntfs one. After a reboot i noticed that the external drives get different IDs in /dev. E.g. what I had in my fstab under /dev/sdc1 got /dev/sdf1, and /dev/sdc was unknown. I am doing something wrong here, what worked in 11.0 does not seem to work here.
I have a 1TB usb External Hard drive (Segate), I would like to install linx on that drive. I tried red Hat it does not find hard drive. I run open suse, I partition the hard drive. After installation of disk 1 it reboots, at that point it does not go to usb external drive.
a friend of mine just given me an old 2004 IBM NetVista 8305 desktop and suggested to use Linux Ubuntu which is something new to me. So i installed it via USB memory stick & it works. After installation of the OS I am impressed with functionality & speed. when i conect the external hard drive via usb it doesn't show & i tried my usb flash disc it showed the same problem. I tried both disk in my laptop (Windows XP) & it works.
I had this corrupted external hdd and so I formatted the main partition on it on windows but messed up in the formatting and ended up having to format the entire thing. I got some weird message about it not being initialized (no not mounted) so I was in compmgmt.msc in windows and right clicked it in device manager and it asked for master boot or GUID I selected the latter and formatted. Worked fine and all for a bit but now it doesn't show up as a drive. I noticed when using compmgmt.msc it showed up that it had installed driver software and was being recognized but in the partition editing area there was nothing on this drive, reinstalling driver software doesn't seem to help. Also GParted wont load up when I have it plugged in and Disk Utility doesn't show it. I am requesting help to fix this problem within Ubuntu 10.10 somehow so I can use it properly.
Hoping to retrieve data from my normal hard drive, which has spontaneously decided to make the root directory unreadable start from a bootable CD (9.10), and I can at least see the (remains of?) the 247 Gb file system.But I can't see my USB external hard drive, though judging by the power indicator the USB port itself is OK.
Is there some special trick I need to carry out to make the external drive visible as a storage device so I can start rescuing files? and (apart from take a backup the day before) any tips on persuading data out of "unreadable" folders?
I have a Transcend 4GB USB flash drive that suddenly stopped working. However, when I insert it into the USB slot, the light on the drive glows, but I'm unable to mount the drive, neither does ubuntu detect it.I disconnected the flash drive, and then run `dmesg | tail`. The result was this :
[ 623.940610] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices [ 623.940928] usb-storage: device found at 6 [ 623.940931] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
I got some troubles with my external VGA output of a Notebook. I tried various things (see below) but now I ran out of ideas. I studied the sticky post in this forum about configuring graphics cards but unfortunately this gave me no new hints. My System:
Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E Series OpenSuse 11.3 (i586, 32Bit) Graphics: Intel 965GM
I found lots of questions and solutions concerning the 965GM but they all are just about configuring the VGA monitor/screen in Xorg.conf.d / xrandr. I'd LOVE to do so but in my case the VGA outout isn't even detected for some reason (please see details below) Summary of my findings up to now:
i have centos Linux server running with kernel version 2.6.18-164.el5 and release is CentOS release 5.4 (Final). The problem is when i connect external harddrive which is seaget free agent to this box, it doesnot detect . fdisk -l doesnot show any such partition.
My system can't seem to detect the external monitor that I've plugged into my laptop using and HDMI cable. The monitor works when I'm booted into Windows so I know that it isn't a problem with the monitor or the cable.
When I run xrandr I get.
Code: Select allScreen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected primary 1600x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 310mm x 174mm 1600x900 60.00*+ 39.99 1440x900 59.89 1360x768 59.80 59.96 1152x864 60.00 1024x768 60.00 800x600 60.32 56.25 640x480 59.94 VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I am reporting two problems that could be related to each other. They have something to do with USB devices upon passing through the ACPI S3 sleep-resume cycle. The hardware is Thinkpad T450s, with Debian 8 64-bit edition. Kernel is provided by either the stock linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 or Liquorix's linux-image-4.1-3.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 . For this case, it does not matter; the problem exists in both versions.
I have an external USB hub which has a USB keyboard receiver (for Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse combo) attached to the hub. I then usually attach this hub to the laptop.
FIRST: The main problem is that the USB hub was not going to be re-detected upon resumption from sleep. Here is the sequence of events, in brief:
* Laptop was resumed from S3 sleep * USB hub was attached to the laptop (has external keyboard receiver attached to the hub)--both were detected & working properly * Laptop was put to S3 sleep * Laptop was resumed from S3 sleep, both hub and external keyboard were not detected, the syslog says "USB disconnect" to that particular device.
Note that during all the actions above, the laptop is running by external AC power.
SECOND: I also found that the USB hub, if inserted while the laptop was asleep (before resumed), it would not get detected. `lsusb` turns nothing for that device, as if nothing was inserted in the laptop's USB port.
THIRD: I did an experiment this way: instead of putting keyboard receiver on the hub, I attached it to the laptop directly. Hub is still attached elsewhere on the laptop as well. In this way, the keyboard receiver is not malfunctioning after resume. But I found out that the keyboard receiver is behaving funny after resumption. It went to a kind of "very low power" state a lot when idling (not receiving keystroke/mouse movement) for more than about 3 seconds. This causes the external keyboard response to be sluggish, since the receiver has to be turned on back to "active" state before able to responsively receive keystrokes properly again. And this causes a lot of lost keystrokes.
In the second case, the sequence of events are like this:
* Laptop was resumed from S3 sleep * USB hub was attached to the laptop; it is working * External keyboard receiver was attached to the laptop; it is working * Laptop was put to S3 sleep * Laptop was resumed from S3 sleep, the hub was not detected anymore; the syslog says "USB disconnect" to that particular device. The external keyboard was re-detected, but now is running in a funny power state described above.
These issues did not exist when I use a different laptop running Debian 7/oldstable (wheezy).
Here's the lsusb output before sleep (after the USB hub was attached the laptop):
Code: Select all ~ $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 5986:0366 Acer, Inc Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 008: ID 045e:071d Microsoft Corp. Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Now to back to sleep, then resume. This is what comes up:
Code: Select all $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8001 Intel Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 5986:0366 Acer, Inc Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Devices (045e:071d and 1a40:0101) were not detected again!
I included below excerpts of syslog to show the effect of sleep/resume to the USB devices. I munged it from the full syslog using this command:
Code: Select all grep -i -e usb -e "systemd.*(suspend|sleep|resum)" -e "pm:" syslog| killutf8 > syslog.usb-only
Syslog events (for FIRST case above):
Code: Select all # [SLEEP1] Aug 4 11:57:28 wirawan2 kernel: PM: Syncing filesystems ... done. Aug 4 11:57:28 wirawan2 kernel: PM: suspend of devices complete after 701.491 msecs Aug 4 11:57:28 wirawan2 kernel: PM: late suspend of devices complete after 11.036 msecs Aug 4 11:57:28 wirawan2 kernel: PM: noirq suspend of devices complete after 14.231 msecs Aug 4 11:57:28 wirawan2 kernel: PM: Saving platform NVS memory # [RESUME1]
I found several postings on the web similar to this, e.g. [URL] .... and see the references therein. But I don't think the problem is the same as mine. In particular, only external USB hub gives me problem like this (as well as the keyboard receiver, to a lesser extent)..
I just got a new laptop, and installed fedora 13 on it. I have had no major problems, until i tried to hook up a external monitor. It does not show up in the gnome-display application, and the keyboard switching button combination (Fn+f#) does not work. On my past laptop, this worked fresh from the install, f8->f10->f11.
Dell Latitude E6410 nVidia Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] (rev a2)
Hardware: Toshiba Satellite L755Software: openSuse 11.4 with kernel 3.1.0-rc1-98-g72fa599-1-vanillaPeripherals: Logilink USB 3.0 to SATA HDD Adapter with Western Digital WD2500JSI installed the Vanilla kernel in the hope that USB 3.0 will work. But though some things really have been fixed (for instance, the notebook can resume from sleep mode), USB 3.0 still doesn't work.
Code: lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I would like to install Linux Ubuntu 11.04 on an external hard drive - its partitioned and ready for Linux.I've downloaded and burnt the .iso file to a DVD so its all good so far...First of all... is this possible without messing up my macbook? I don't particularly want to break into my macbook to disconnect the hard drive (I read on a tutorial for a previous version of Ubuntu that I'd have to do that... - does it still apply to 11.04?) - as it voids the warranty (I checked ).The reason I ask this is because I had a friend who partitioned their internal hard drive and installed Ubuntu on it. But after installation was complete they couldn't boot up Windows 7 or Ubuntu... and it resulted in them having to clean install Windows 7... - I don't want to end up in that situation
Second... If it is possible to install it without messing up my macbook... - Do I just follow the install instructions but just make sure that where possible I make sure that everything is installed on my external hard drive?...I really need someone to put my mind at rest that everything will run smoothly and that I'll be able to run Mac OS X as usual but also that I'll be able to boot from my external hard drive to run Ubuntu.
I used brasero to blank the cd. It ejected the cd. Few days later i inserted the cd to write something, but ubuntu doesn't detect it. I had to use windows to burn some files on the cd. Then ubuntu detected it. I started brasero and it asked me to erase cd before burning onto it. I accepted and brasero erased the disc and started burning (there was no problem between erasing and burning , cd was detectet all the time). Is there any way to detect a blank cd?
I have 350GB external Western Digital USB hard Drive.When I try to remove it from the system by executing Safely Remove Drive menu the fedora 15 system gets stuck.The processor starts giving a hum sound and it goes on even if it is left for half an hour in the stuck state.The Mouse is not working and everything is halted.
i have installed fedora 14 with so many libraries ,development tools installed on my pc but i usually have to present some projects which can run on my system .........and can't be executed or compiled due to absence of libraries and tools there so, i there some way to so that i can use this current installation on my hard drive of my pc to some external media like external hard disk and plug and use that installation anywhere on any system..