General :: CentOS 5.5 - External DVD Drive Does Not Show Up

Dec 5, 2010

Installed CentOS 5.5 some time ago and I can proudly say I am more than satisfied with it. Managed to install codecs, flash player, media players, chrome and opera browsers and all other things I need. My only problem is that as of about a week ago my external DVD player is not recognized any more by CentOS so I am unable to watch movies. My external DVD player is Magnavox and it works great but CentOS does not recognize it any more. I used to watch movies in CentOS in SMPlayer all the time. What to do to get it back?

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General :: External Hard Drive And Flash Disk Connected To Usb Doesn't Show

Oct 25, 2010

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.

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Mar 10, 2011

I have been trying to get my 1tb External USB Hard Drive; WD External HD1021; but although I can see it in "Disk Utility" it does not appear on my Desktop as it used to and as it holds many family photographs and almost all of my music collection, some 150gb I am a little concerned. I am using Ubuntu Meerkat on my Toshiba Laptop.

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Apr 15, 2011

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?

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Feb 7, 2011

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.

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Mar 23, 2011

I installed(actually i hope i did) CentOS 5.5.However i can see my HDD in Hard drive menu in bios but HDD doesn't shows in boot menu.

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Oct 5, 2009

I recently installed CentOS 5.3 (from DVD media) on a Seagate 320GB external USB drive; this drive is connected to an Intel-based desktop computer (Intel D945GNT motherboard) with two internal SATA drives (both NTFS, as I'm running Windows XP SP3 as my primary OS). The install found the USB drive fine, and I manually configured my partitions; I had the install place the boot loader in the first sector of the boot partition of the external USB drive. I had set my BIOS to boot from the USB drive first; after a reboot, nothing happened...no GRUB menu, nada.

After some research, I had found an article discussing the need to rebuild the initrd for USB drive support. So, I booted the computer from the CentOS DVD, then went into 'linux rescue' mode; once I was at a command prompt, I navigated to the /boot directory and executed the following command:

mkinitrd --with-usb --preload=ehci-hcd --preload=usb-storage --preload=scsi_mod --preload=sd_mod ./usbinitrd-2.6.18-128.el5 2.6.18-128.el5

After the new "usbinitrd" was created, I edited grub.conf to reflect the new image, then attempted the reboot again from the USB drive. Still no GRUB menu.

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Jun 7, 2010

I have a CentOS system totally devoted to a 500GB disk. I have an additional disk mounted via an external device that will not execute scripts that are located on that device.

Current hardware configuration:
Quote:
t [root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14 60801 488279610 8e Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdd: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 * 1 42261 339457466+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdd2 42261 60801 148925985+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdd5 59372 60801 11486443+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdd6 42261 58671 131814400 83 Linux
/dev/sdd7 58671 59371 5623808 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Partition table entries are not in disk order
[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.18-194.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu May 13 13:08:30 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost ~]#

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Oct 25, 2010

I have an external DVD burner hooked up to an EEE PC 701SD. The disk has worked on a dell desktop computer, and a 701 (the first eee pc which I built the install on) without a problem, however when I boot up the install disk on the 701SD, I get a message telling me it's unable to download the kickstart file. It's being set to cdrom:/ks.cfg, which should work, but it isn't.... This exact same disk just did a full install on the 701 15 minutes before I ran it on this computer.

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Jun 1, 2010

I have a server with RHEL 5. I have bought a HDD and put it into a USB box. Then I plug it to my server by USB cable. I want to mount it but the fdisk -l command don't show external usb device.

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Sep 30, 2009

I installed the latest download of centos 5 on to a older dell optiplex gx260. install went fine. I then hooked up an external 1tb USB drive, formatted it ext3 from inside the LVM, and mounted it to /usb-mnt. the mount command is in /etc/fstab like normal: /dev/1tb-usb/1tb-usb /usb-mnt ext3 defaults 1 2

all of the steps taken were straight out of the gui now on boot up I get: checking filesystems fsck.ext3" No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/1tb-usb/1tb-usb [FAILED]

*** an error occurred during the file system check
*** Droping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
give root password for maintenance
(or type control-D to continue):

and yeah all the /dev entries are gone. I have rebooted in linux rescue mode from the install cd, commented out fstab and been able to boot. but that doesn't actually get me to having this disk available. how to I get the system to see the drive again? if I add it back to fstab is just goes into the above. I don't seem to be able to get LVM to see the disk anymore to reformat it, I can't get the system to allow me to access it so I seem stuck.

so how do you get the system to reprobe and add a drive that once existed? uname -a output: Linux guff.domain.edu 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 10:44:23 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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Oct 22, 2009

I am trying to connect IOSafe Solo external usb drive. The systems sees it then disconnects it.

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Aug 26, 2011

I have a 2TB hard-drive connecting via a usb port on my server for automatic backups. I noticed the backups had stopped working and then I realize I had lost the ability to communicate with the drive.

/sbin/lsusb gives:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046b:ff10 American Megatrends, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046b:ff01 American Megatrends, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 059f:1018 LaCie, Ltd

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Jul 20, 2009

I am trying to install the reiserfs drivers to read/write to my external drive. But keep getting command not found. Although the system can get man pages for modprobe.

modprobe reiserfs
bash: modprobe: command not found

I also need to know how to add myself to the sudoers file. I have already tried visudo but this has not worked.

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Nov 13, 2009

I have centos 5.3 installed. I plugged in a WD usb external HD, Icon is showing up on desktop everything is working formatted with ext3. I would like to have an entry for this in my /etc/fstab file, and I need to know how to enable Quotas on some files on it.

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Mar 24, 2010

Does CentOS 5 support HP EH854A LTO4 External SCSI tape drive?

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Jan 14, 2009

I have 2 ubuntu's: 1 on my ineternal hard drive, 1 on my external

When I startup without my ext drive =>GRUB error 21.

And when I plug it in I can choose: the standard ubuntu kernel is the one on my external, and the original one is listed under other...

I'd like to be able to startup without external hard drive and make the ubuntu on my internal drve the standard.

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Sep 17, 2010

dvd drive doesn't show up in os of rebuilt pc

My dvd drive opens and closes and shows up in the bios when i attach a hard drive that isn't working!!

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Jan 25, 2010

I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand Note: I use mostly linux so I won't need to change my laptop for many years maybe ...

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Mar 8, 2011

Is Ubuntu like windows and can you download Ubuntu to a flash drive or external hard drive and if so what kind?

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Mar 1, 2010

I have a small IT consulting business and I am finding many of my clients couldn't afford Microsoft solutions and thus, going without... So a revelation hit me that I could offer Linux solutions, its just that I'm not a Linux guru... So after much research and installations of nearly every latest Linux distro, I decided on ClearOS as a good option for my clients that just require a good File/Print server, firewall and VPN solution... Everything was going fine until I got to the point where I was trying to get it to do backups to a USB drive... ClearOS does not come with the ability to do such, so from further research I found that I could install Webmin to handle that task and that it would not break ClearOS... Great, its just that its not working... It says its working, but its not.

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Next I hit the "Save and Backup Now" button to test it out... all says it goes good... But when I check the device, there's nothing saved to it...

So I create another "Filesystem backup", I select the FlexShare directory that I want backed up and this time I select a local directory for the backup to go to... I hit the "Save and Backup Now" button to test it out. all says it goes good... But once again when I check the directory, there's nothing saved to it.

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Nov 4, 2010

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Jan 15, 2010

I have a 1TB USB external drive, currently formatted as fat32. What I need to do is copy two folders and all their subfolders, totaling about 500GB, to that external drive. The USB drive will have to transfer back and forth between RHEL, Windows XP, and Mac OSX computers freely.What format should I go with on the USB drive, FAT32 or NTFS?What rsync switches should I use? I know I don't want to use -a because I don't want any permissions restored. I'm guessing I'll have to run rsync a couple times to fully get all the files, so I need to be able to cancel an rsync, then have it pick back up where it left off, not start over and recopy every file again.

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Apr 2, 2011

I am complete new with Linux and install Ubuntu-10 on my Windows-7 notebook. The external CD drive is a very tiny small black box model from Taiwan, works fine in Windows. I`m getting it not working on the Ubuntu system. I try many mounted option what I found on the help page from Ubuntu, but no go.

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General :: How To Do Backups To External USB Drive

Mar 3, 2010

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So here's what I got, ClearOS 5.1 with Webmin 1.5

Here's what I have done to try to make it work after a good installation...

Under "Hardware" and "Partitions on Local Disks", it shows the USB drive as Device B... So I create a partion called "/dev/sdb1" Great, I'm thinking...

So I go to "System" and under "Filesystem backup", I select the FlexShare directory that I want backed up and then I select "/dev/sdb1" as the backup to device...

Next I hit the "Save and Backup Now" button to test it out... all says it goes good... But when I check the device, there's nothing saved to it...

So I create another "Filesystem backup", I select the FlexShare directory that I want backed up and this time I select a local directory for the backup to go to... I hit the "Save and Backup Now" button to test it out... all says it goes good... But once again when I check the directory, there's nothing saved to it...

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Mar 6, 2010

find out the total amount of free unused partition space in a hard drive?

reason:

-- when i use fdisk to create a new partition; its hard to tell how much free space is available.
-- tried searching the net but found no answers. some suggested using cfdisk.
-- i don't have cfdisk installed on the centos 5.3 server. i don't think its bundled in the distro any more.

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Mar 27, 2011

I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 installed on my machine. I am unable to mount an External Hard (NTFS). I have tried several options which are as under:

Option 1:After making a dir /media/windows mount /dev/sda1 /media/windows/ -t ntfs -o nls=utf8,umask=0222
Option 2: mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/windows

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Mar 21, 2009

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General :: Backing Up To An External Hard Drive?

Apr 6, 2010

I've been thinking about it and I have a few ideas how I could do this...

I could always just image the drive...

Code:
dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/EXHD/bakup_$(date +%F).iso
Also; I could use rsync...
Code:
rsync -auv --delete / /media/EXHD/bakup_$(date +%F)/

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I've been doing mostly "dd" images...but was wondering if I'm just wasting time backing up a mostly empty HD (256GB and only 5% is used...so dd-ing seems like kinda of a waste).

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