Fedora :: Copying Data From A (western Digital) Usb Drive (ntfs Partition)?
Feb 20, 2009
I'm actually not a Linux newbie, but I'm DEFINITELY no expert either... I'm trying to copy all my data(approx 50 GB) from a usb drive(western digital 250GB) with ntfs partition in one go... The problem is that it only fails for big transfers... works fine for smaller transfers like 1Gigs or less... I have just one internal hdd partitioned into two ext3 partitions.. so I have sda1(Primary.. mount pt /), sda2(swap) and sda3(mount pt /piyush)... The usb drive comes up as sdb(sdb1).. just has one ntfs partition... I've also installed the ntf-3g drivers.... but doesn't seem to work... I've also noticed that when the machine hangs and I try to shut down, it fails and I get a message again again... (sdb1- no sense detected) or something like this... don't remember the exact message... will post the exact one if no one is able to figure out what's wrong...
I bought a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive to use with a Gentoo build. It connected beautifully, mounted visibly but despite being mounted read/write any attempt to write to it produced the error "read-only file system". I chased a number of red herrings before I found that the drive comes with an NTFS filesystem and NTFS support in my kernel was set to read-only, which I think was a default setting. Simple fix was to install a different file system - as it was a new drive there was no old data to lose.
I have a 2TB Western Digital USB drive. This has been previously connected to a Windows box without problem. I have connected it to my Linux slackware distro computer. It mounts OK, but is only mounted read-only. Kernel version is Linux 184.108.40.206-smp.
fdisk -l gives:
Disk /dev/sda: 1999.6 GB, 1999696297984 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243115 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Why can't I mount this things read-write? I can read and write just fine to this device mounted on windows. I can even read/write to this Windows mounted drive from linux when I mount it using mount.cifs Also, mounting a USB flash drive as: mount /dev/sdb1 /mydir, works fine. I can read/write to /mydir.
I am using Ubunto 10-04 LTS and trying to connect to Western Digital (World Book) network drive. By signing into Mionet I am able to reach this drive on my network and remotely. Trying to run the executable resulted in the following error:
"The file '/media/Disc 1 290909/WDAnywhereAccess_3_6_0.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit."
I am wondering if any of you technical guys would be willing to format my Western Digital external USB 1.5 TB Hard Drive to Linux EXT3. I am naturally happy to pay for your time and trouble and for postage. The WD drive is for storing video footage and will be connected to my Humax Freesat HD Digital TV Box(not a computer), and the Humax Box will only record high deffination programmes in EXT3 format. I've tried to do the job myself with my PC, but have failed to change my system to format in Linux.
I set my mom up with Linux mint 9, and I am wondering how to add a 250G hard drive to it.(On slackware it was easy on ubuntu and Linux mint its is very difficult, because of the addresses.) Is there some easy way to add it to format/check for bad blocks. One more thing I don't want to deal with addresses so is there some easy way to do that?
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 12: Failed to read last sector (3907027119): Invalid argument HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet,
or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...), or a wrong device is tried to be mounted, or the partition table is corrupt (partition is smaller than NTFS), or the NTFS boot sector is corrupt (NTFS size is not valid). Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Invalid argument
Alright I am about to throw this western digital device out the door and drive over it. The back story is that I have done a Debian net install on an older tower PC laying around the office. I am going to use this tower as an FTP server to store and backup several other servers we have have. We also have an older Western Digital (WD) my book 1110 sitting here. I was planning on using the external storage as the repository as it is 1TB raided. Seems like a good plan, plug the device into the tower and instantly two new drives show up "External CD-ROM" drive: "WD Smartware" and then "My Book". When I click on the cd rom drive I get the .pdfs and executables that are stored on the device. However when I click on the "My Book" drive I get the message "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'My Book'.".
user@debian:~# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom #To check what is mounted user@debian:~# mount /dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro) tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
The question is how do I get the system of WD to load onto Debian 2.6.26-2-686? I am guessing either the version of Debian Lenny I have is too old to be compatible?
Want to format and partition the external hard drive for USB storage for DD WRT (i.e. into ext3)The drive is MS-DOS (FAT32) - Using Disk Utility (MAC) i erased what was on the drive.It mounts properly and can be accessed on the Mac OS.Upon plugging the USB into the Mac, the drive does not show on the Ubuntu desktop.Under the USB icon (bottom right) it indicates no USB devices attached however the "Western Digital My Book " is greyed out.
Going "Places" > "Computer" Only "File System" visible. GParted - Drive not visible (only /dev/sda) Using the sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 3221 MB, 3221225472 bytes[code]...
My Western Digital My Book World Edition II enclosure failed recently and as normal, WD support sucks. A friend told me he salvaged his by looking at the individual disks with Linux. How can I recover the disks, which seem to be fine.I can put them into an enclosure that supports JBOD and Raid 1 and it will see the drives when hooked up to a Windows XP system. It does not see anything on the drives but it knows they are there. I have a copy of some data recovery software Easus Data Recovery Wizard and it finds loads of data on the drives but recovery, according to the timer, will take weeks.How can I make Ubuntu see each drive and mount it?
I record my lectures at school using my mobile phone then send them over wifi to my laptop and use a program to do volume correction all in windows. However, I want a exact copy of that folder in my home folder on my ubuntu install on a separate partition.I've been manually copying them over so far but I want to make a script that I can run to copy all new files over. I know a little bit about scripting, mounting the drive and actually copying files is easy, its figuring out how to determine new files and copy only those that I don't know how to do.
This forum might not be the best place for this question, but some people here are pretty knowledgeable and may have more insight than I do about this. Anyways, I'm thinking about expanding an NTFS (Windows 7) partition on my desktop computer into unallocated space. I know that there is a risk when shrinking a NTFS partition due to fragmentation but are there any risks of data loss from expanding a NTFS partition? My common sense tells me there isn't a risk but I want to be 100% sure I won't lose any files.
I've got a problem I've been trying to work out for a while. I have a 160gb drive, and only 15gb dedicated to Ubuntu's installation because of a screwup. I have very little resources at my disposal, as I'm using a netbook with no optical drive, and I can't seem to get the liveusb to work. It just stalls after the menu with an error message. I have no way to connect my machine to the internet, and I've been forced to transfer files from a friend's computer. I'm running out of ideas, but one I thought of was to copy the install partition over to the larger partition. I'm not sure if it's possible, or if it would make a larger install or just a copy of the same size. I just want some clarification on how I would solve this issue, even if my idea doesn't work.
The other day one of my hard drives on my windows system decided to stop working. Not entirely sure what happened, but it seemed that it just erased its partition header, although I wasn't able to recover it.
Anyway, I successfully got an image of the drive using GNU_ddrescue (yay!), and I'm currently salvaging what CAN be salvaged with foremost.
way to get EVERYTHING off of the drive? I mean, it seems that it's all intact (since foremost is finding so much stuff).
I've tried mounting the partition, but it's not working. (I'd post the output from the terminal, but the forum thinks there is/are URL(s) in it....)
My main partition having all my data like movies, music, files,etc has become inaccessible. Its file system was NTFS. Due to some recent resizing using GParted, the partition as well as my WIndows 7 OS has become unbootable due to some errors. The data partition's file system has become unknown. I don't care much about the OS but I would like to recover my drive. I am trying to achieve this using Testdisk and Photorec but haven't met with much success so far. The main problem is I can see my partition and all my files through Testdisk but I am not able to copy them to another drive. When I try to copy the option I get is of copying them to the DVD and not to any other partition.
I am trying to move a whole bunch of files from one partition on one hard drive to the same partition on another hard drive. Can I mount the same partition (same name, different drives, i.e. /data on /dev/hda1 and /data on /dev/hdb1)and copy those files? Shutdown the server, take out /dev/hda1 and boot up with the new drive and it's /data contents.
I am in the process of trying to move my files from a windows 2003 install over to fedora 12 using the Fedora 12 x86_64 Live image.
After some initial problems with burning the ISO image (had to enable disk-at-once to get rid of I/O buffer errors). And a GPF in the xor_sse2 module while building my software raid 5 arrays (forced to reboot, unable to stop or restart the array) I finally managed to create a single LVM volume group ontop of it all.
Initially I ran some tests on the raid volume and wrote a large 100GB file filled with zeroes all over it to be sure that it was functioning normally. After that I proceeded to copy files over from the NTFS volume to the LVM volume. which resulted in lots of errors on my terminal and complete loss of the entire filesystem. Even a simple ls -l / resulted in "Bus Error" although the system still kept running for a few seconds, until it finally froze and spontaneously rebooted. Since then I ran memtest to be sure my memory is fine, and tried alternative ways of mounting the volumes, and copy methods. Each attempt resulted in either a complete freeze or instant reboot. After 6 reboots, I managed to copy 20GB out of 490GB. Obviously this will take forever this way.
/var/log/messages is unhelpful. There are a bunch of cryptic messages regarding ATA bus errors (mostly CRC errors it seems) and soft resets when the LVM volume get mounted, but everything functions fine until I touch the NTFS volume.
Here are some of them:
Code: Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: BMDMA stat 0x4 Dec 22 02:32:15 localhost kernel: ata6.00: cmd ca/00:80:02:a5:fb/00:00:00:00:00/e7 tag 0 dma 65536 out
So the first 10Gb of a 450GB NTFS partition have just accidently been written over with an Ext4 filesystem that spans the entire partition instead. all foolishness asside, what can be repaired. Now I know Ext4 likes to jot bits of meta-data down (inodes blocks) along the way, and this can be about 5% of drive capacity, that said, there's alot of small text files and stuff, coe files so forth that can surely be recovered
I've looked into magicrescue and testdisk, but they fall into the only two groups to exist: 1) Filesystem independent, that is search almost like a patern - well exactly like a pattern match, to find the header and footer of files. 2) Filesystem recovery tools, like, damaged bootsector, so forth
I need one, that will be able to extract files, Iunderstand this will be a hard task, but.... text files; surely that'll be easy, anyway. This is my backup drive, they''re both WD you see, anyway. This is important, given the coding is ASCII surely.
Just ran into an uncomfortable problem. I usually never save any documents on my machine, and keep all my stuff on an external USB hard disk. (an 80GB TrekStor DS microdisk q.u) Well yesterday this disk just would not mount. Read through related posts but nothing seemed to work. Even tried it on a Windows machine.
Tried TestDisk utility. Found nothing wrong with the drive, but still could not repair the MBR.log code...
Palimpsest Utility recognized the drive, but just will not let me do anything with it except format it.
How can i repair the partitions and MBR without losing all my data?
Original disk: XP NTFS primary Linux / ext4 logical Linux /home ext4 logical Win 7 NTFS logical NTFS data logical swap space NTFS recovery partition
I tried to install linux, as there was a problem with XP overwriting grub, I chose write grub to /dev/sda8 (which is where the linux install was appearing earlier).
I guess this borked the filesystem somehow. Now the NTFS data partition and the swap space are appearing as one free space. Well actually before that some linux live CDs (including gparted were seeing the entire drive as unpartitioned). I had to go into XP and delete the /ext4 partitions.
Is there any way for me to recover the NTFS data partition ?
I have Western Digital 1 TB external HDD. I had slackware 13 and it could copy data to it with speed around 30 MB/s (copy from machine to HDD) and it was cool. It's usb 2.0 as KInfoCenter says. But now in fedora 13, it's like 1 MB/s or even less (KInfoCenter still says usb 2.0). Any special mount option to set in fuseblk to speed it up? I mean something like blksize or like that?
/dev/sdc1 on /media/My Book type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096)