Fedora Hardware :: Unable To Mount 500GB Seagate GoFlex External Hard Drive
Jul 13, 2011
I purchased a Seagate Goflex 500GB external hard drive yesterday and tried to connect it with my Fedora machine. Unfortunately my machine could not mount the drive. I have never had such problems earlier with other USB drives.PLease, how to use this ext disk on the fedora machine.
I have been a Linux user for about 6 years now, and recently switched to Fedora just to try something new. I used Ubuntu for the majority of the time so I am somewhat familiar with the command line, but seem to be having trouble with my external HDD. Ubuntu automounted it no problem. Fedora doesn't seem to like to do that. I tried searching and I did what almost every thread insisted upon; which is mount /dev/sdb(that is what dmesg said) but it says already mounted or /mnt/busy. So this is the extent of my Terminal experience with mounting an external drive, and I am completely dumbfounded as to why it simply won't mount. I am liking Fedora so far and so long as there is a remedy for this I don't plan on going back.
I've have been playing around mounting ISO movies, and found that my external HDDs now won't mount. I run UBUNTU Lucid Lynx, and want to change distros, but need to put everything to my external drives before that change.
I was trying to reformat my Seagate external hard drive and I selected "free Space," in disk utility not realizing that the computer would no longer recognize the device. I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on it so now how do I format it now to the GUID format? I luckily backed up the entire contents of the hard drive (The essential files on it), but what do I do now that the computer doesen't recognize it!?
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.
I wanted to make a clone of my drive, so I tried the ole sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdg1 trick, but first I formatted the drive to the Ext4 format. I wish I would have understood that format a little more before I decided to format it that way. Now I can't access my drive at all. I read almost everything on the net about manually mounting it, but almost everything was in Fat, NTFS, or Ext3/2 format. I even read the Ubuntu documentation. I don't know if it's because my drive is in Ext4 format, or if I'm just not doing something right.
As you can see in the following picture, it recognizes the drive, yet I am unable to mount it. I am trying to access the 160 GB drive. I even tried to see if Windows would recognize it. No go. Today while lurking in the Ubuntu Forums I found a way to make a live .iso of my system (which I think is awesome). So now I want to reformat my drive and use it as storage once again. I think I will restore it to NTFS. I thought that the Ext4 format would work better in Linux (which I was wrong), but now I need Windows to recognize it as well, and it needs to be able to store files bigger than 4 GB (unless you have a suggestion on what to format it as).
I'm having problems mounting my NTFS external hard drive .
1.padlock: VIA PadLock Hash Engine not detected. 2.PPP MPPE Compression module registered 3.PPP BSD Compression module registered 4.PPP Deflate Compression module registered 5.npviewer.bin: segfault at ff99cd48 ip ff99cd48 sp bfc8afac error 4 6.usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
I'm trying to get an external HD to mount on my Dell Laptop running OpenSuse 11.1. When I connect I get the following:
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 usb 1-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc2, idProduct=0503 usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=54, Product=69, SerialNumber=95
But am left scratching my head. I don't think its showing up in the etc/mtab - which i think it is supposed to?
I plugged in a seagate expansion drive 1Tb into my linux server for backup purposes but it is unable to mount it. I can see the expansion drive in My computer but when I click on it, it says unable to mount, device already mounted or busy. Windows can read the hard disk with no problems. It is ntfs formatted. I installed ntfs kernel and fuse. Ntfs is displayed when I run cat /proc/filesystems. However it just can't mount the expansion drive.
I have a seagate goflex hdd, some time back did copy some data from a computer (windows) now its showing drive need to fix on windows 7. The same hdd is working fine on opensuse 11.4, it is just a virus problem or the drive is actually failing down?
Running fedora14 on a dell latitude-d600 laptop and I'm trying to access a 500gb sata external hard drive that is connected via usb. The laptop can see the drive as '500 GB Hard Disk: 524 MB Filesystem' and it's clearly mounted under the '/media' directory. However, when I attempt to read the files on it, I am only able to see the 524mb section of the drive. The external hard drive is an ext3 file system (running fedora13) and I believe it's encrypted.
I am having problems mounting an iso on my external hard drive. I do not want to move it onto my linux partition because it is 3.6 GB. I have a directory made (/media/iso) that I would like to mount it in, but if that doesn't work then I don't care where it goes. After I mount it I want to be able to run it using Wine, but that will come later. For now I just need to get it mounted. And, of course, I am fairly new to linux/ubuntu.
I've been checking the Forums and I can't find anything similar to my problem yet. I have 2 external drives that my UBUNTU 9.10 doesn't recognize, although I can see them perfectly in Win XP.I was using them in Ubuntu until 2 weeks ago, when this problem started and I can't find a way to see/mount them again. GPARTED doesn't find any of them; and when aply fdisk -l, can't see them either (only my internal HD).
I run 10.04 lucid in a laptop with EXT4 as filesystem, and I tried to mount an external hard drive from a Windows that, obviously, uses FAT32. Its the first time I try to mount a hard drive (external) since the upgrade to 10.04. Do I have to download some packages via synaptic? If not, what do I have to do?
Plus, I have run Code: sudo fdisk -l and this is what I get
I recently wiped and re-installed Ubuntu on my system Lenovo Thinkpak T510, now running 11.04. Before formatting my hard drive, I backed up all my information to an external USB Seagate FreeAgent Drive, which I reformatted to ext4 before copying my data there using a rsync command. After reinalling the operating system, I'm no longer able to get the drive to mount. I'm not quite sure what's going on. Here are the results of a fdisk command:
Code: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I'm not able to mount the drive from my mac either. Did I do something wrong when backing up my data and loose everything (fortunately, most of it is also backed up elsewhere, just not all in a single place), or is there something else I can try to get it back?
Alright, im completely new to linux. I am somewhat knowledgeable with computers in general. My programming instructor for school told us that it would be in our best interest of the course to grab a linux distro and install it on our computers. (Don't ask me why, i dont know)ANYWAY, i am trying to get debian to install on my external USB 1.5TB Seagate HDD Drive. After learning a lot about Murphy's Law, i had to fix my MBR for windows (the windows installation is located on my internal SATA 1.5TB Seagate Drive) because GRUB wouldnt boot to windows unless i had my external plugged in.
So, the natural solution to me was to fix the MBR, unplug the internal, then re-install on my external, it worked. Well to my surprise, this cloud i was on... wasn't cloud 9. NOW, Debian will boot if i have the external plugged in and windows will boot if i have the internal plugged in. The Problem is, when i have both plugged in and my external set as the boot drive i get this weird error and it will not let me boot linux.Now, i have searched for a fix.. But the ones i have tried so far haven't worked or i wasn't sure how to use those fixes(because im new).The error went as follows:/bin/sh can't access tty; job control mode offthen i get a initramfs command line. (I think thats proper terminology)The temporary fix i have going right now is i have my computer open and the SATA cable unplugged so i can boot to Debian.
SUMMARY OF HARDWARE SPECS:1.5 TB INTERNAL HDD (SATA)2 INTERNAL DVD BURNERS3 GIGs of RAM2.8ghz AMD Athlon x2 (I think its 2.EXTERNAL 1.5TB HDDDEBIAN VERSION:I believe its Debian 507 by looking at the download linkhttp://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0 ... etinst.iso
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I have an eSata external hard drive connected to my desktop running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I searched around for some info on how to mount an eSata external hard drive and was not successful. Most of the posts were talking about stuff after the drive has been mounted.
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Been using a SeaGate FreeAgent external drive for past 6 months. Suddenly the ext2 partition (/dev/sdb2) won't mount, while the NTFS partition (/dev/sdb1) does.I've been allowing automount, no entry in /etc/ fstab.When the NTSF partition mounts there appears an entry
I;ve been using Ubuntu (10.xx) for a few months now and am really getting the hang of it.My NAS drive has now failed.It is a WD Mybook world edition 1tb with the blue rings.The drive spins fine and in windows I can see the partitions but I understand the file system is linux based.Can anyone help as to how I can mount the drive and recover the files using ubuntu / linux.I have a USB caddy to connect the SATA drive to my laptop.
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My smb.conf file looks like this:
That folders I cannot access are Music and Videos.
I have appealed to anyone on this forum site for any help on installing Unbuntu 10.04.1 LTS on a MACBOOK PRO (Mid 2007 Model. Basically I've followed a few threads & posts on how to Quad boot a Macbook Pro & it seems pretty straight forward,however. Ubuntu is not playing ball for some reason?? The first attempt I tried I had the partitions as follows:
I am using a 500gb sata internal hard drive.
WIN 7 - 125gb STORAGE - 15gb WIN XP -125gb MAC OSX - 180gb FREE SPACE 50gb - Formatted DOS - Which would become the EXT4 & SWAP FILE partition. After following instructions: http://hydtechblog.com/2009/01/26/du...windows-vista/