General :: External DVD-RW (ASUS) - Which /dev/ File Associated With External Dvdrom

Dec 11, 2010

I plugged in my external dvd-r (asus) via usb. It showed me some message on shell, that it has detected the cdrom(although its dvd rom as well but nevermind) and its of ASUS. But how do i know which dev it was associated with in /dev/? Since i had to test something, i plugged it out, and save the output of ls /dev/ > ~/result.txt

after plugging the dvd-rom, i compared the results and was able to find that it was associated with simple cdrom i.e. /dev/cdrom. I wanted to know that is there any command that will tell me which /dev/ file was associated with external dvdrom? i tried to see in the following result

1) df -h ( no results, just the already mounted partitions)
2) fdisk -l ( same as above)
3) dmesg | tail (shown almost the same result as was shown on shell at the time of plugging the dvd)

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General :: Install Driver For External Antenna On Asus 70?

Jan 23, 2011

I have a asus eee 701 4G mini laptop. I am tring to instal an external antenna booster GSKY model gs-27usb. How to instal drivers for it. Anything i tried finish by permission dinied! Also i tried to install extra memory (usb flash memory key) and i could find the way to do it.

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May 22, 2011

I could not get get the LG External CD R/W Drive that I recently purchased to work with my ASUS Eee Netbook (Linux based) and ended up giving the drive to a friend to use with his Windows XP based laptop.How do I make an External CD R/W Drive work with this Linux-based machine?I am an engineer (civil-structural), but not that savvy with respect to computers; particularly issues of compatibility of hardware / software.

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Dec 27, 2010

I have an external hard drive with an xfs partition on it. It was using an external journal, but in re-installing Slackware I removed the partition holding the external journal, forgetting what it was at the time. I didn't touch the contents of the external hard drive, but now I can't mount it and the various xfs programs seem to demand that it be mounted in order for them to change anything.Anyone have any ideas on how to change an xfs partition from external log to internal? Failing that, how do I get the information off it?

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Apr 1, 2011

Im looking for kind of an applet for Ubuntu for switching between external and internal monitor of my netbook (Asus 1201n). Currently I can enter into NVIDIA X Server Settings and set up an external monitor without any problem, but this is kind of slow way of doing this comparing to the way I do it in Windows (pressing fn + f8 ) and I'm often when in my home plug-in into an external monitor. It looks like there is such an option in Jupiter (I'm using it for other function keys) but for my computer it always says that there is no external monitor detected (but function keys for switching are working ). Is there any other tool which could help me? It does not need to react on function keys, just choosing an option from tray would be enough for me. I'm new with linux and not so fancy about changing many things in text files, but when I had a good instructions how then I can do this.

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Ubuntu :: Play DVDs From External Optical Drive On ASUS EEE PC 901?

Jul 20, 2011

Sorry if this question might sound stupid I'm a complete noob here. I bought an ASUS EEE PC 901 second hand and had reformatted the hard disk with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix. formatted the 2 drives as follows : 4 gb hard disk space ext4 , and 8 GB hard disk space ext4 This was after countless problems with Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop edition previously not being able to connect to the internet via my home wifi router. I took the advice on this forum somewhere, someone said 10.10 NBR will not have issues with wifi connectivity. Tried it and it worked. On my current Ubuntu NBR 10.10 installation, absolutely no wifi connectivity problems whatsoever.

Now my brand new MyLink portable USB Optical Drive which plays DVDs and CDs has arrived in the post. I open it, plug it into my ASUS eee pc 901. And nothing happened. I am used to using Windows and its Plug and Play function. Now for the life of me, this just doesn't happen in Ubuntu right now. The computer does recognise the drive though. Under Applications > Disk Utility I can see the optical drive right there and there's an option to use Brasero to copy and burn DVDs. However no option to play. I tried using the Movieplayer that comes installed with this Ubuntu version to play the DVD I'd insertedd into the drive, but on clicking "Add file" to try and search where on the system the DVD file is located, nothing turns up. All I can see are my home directory and the files on my hard drive.

The external optical drive came with a CD with the drivers on the CD, meant to be installed I think. But I have absolutely no idea how to install it on Ubuntu. Or if I need to install it.Can anybody help me out please? I'm starting to think maybe I should have just stuck to the Windows XP that came with this netbook. I would prefer to stick with Ubuntu though as its supposedly faster than Windows...

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Oct 14, 2010

I work at a local computer shop as a computer technician and we get many computer in daily that require external virus scans (having to take out the hard drives, sticking it in another machine) just to scan (if we're lucky we can sometimes just do it in safe mode).Now what I want to know is...

1. Is it possible to install Ubuntu to an external HDD and use it virtually anywhere I plug it in? Will it pick up the network card, graphics card, etc so I can just plug and go? (Of course there are drivers for some computers).

2. Is it possible to run a Windows oriented virus scanner on Ubuntu? I know I can use WINE to run Windows applications, but will it prove to be compliant with virus scanners as well?

3. The main reason why I want it to be able to pick up on hardware and just work is because I plan on using it for schooling / travelling as well, have all my documents etc saved on it for easy access.

I've used Ubuntu in the past on an old laptop that didn't have much memory, small HDD, and a crap processor but that was 5-6 years ago (I still have the disk they sent me for free ).

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Jul 11, 2010

I installed Ubuntu on external USB hard drive and while booting I did got option to log into windows XP, Ubuntu. Both operating systems ran fine. i.e. GRUB had overwritten MBR and I was able to dual boot. Main issue: I have installed Ubuntu in external hard-drive so that I can use Linux whenever I want other people who are using same computer can operate on WindowsXP. Sometimes my external hard drive gives problem if there is loose connection and so that oper people using computer do not face any problem I want to disconnect external USB HD whenever I am not using Linux. GRUB menu was pointing to external hardrive so disconnecting it meant my system wont boot!!I rewrote MBR using WindowsXP CD recovery mode. Now I am unable to boot from external USB hard disk( I thought I would be able to if I choose USB hard drive in BIOS option but it did not work it logged into WindowsXP by default).Is there any way I can change WindowsXP boot.ini file so that it also shows Ubuntu in external hard disk? Or is there any way.(I do not want GRUB way as then I would have to keep my external drive connected to log into windows - which I do not want).

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Jun 18, 2010

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General :: File Permissions Handled On External Media And Other Computers?

Jan 30, 2010

I was wondering, what if you had a flash drive formatted with an FS that has UNIX permissions. Then what if you copied some of your files onto it. And then put it into another computer that has a user account by the same name. WIll the user be able to access the files?What if you named your own user differently on the other computer, will you be able to get your files?

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Jan 25, 2010

I plan to reformat & reinstall my linux (centos).Before doing this, I got to backup my files into my USB external hard disk from Seagate (FreeAgent). The problem I faced is that I could not copy file into the hard disk even I was in root user. It prompted me that it is only read-only. I just wonder why.I have tested with my thumb drive. It worked. May I know why I could not copy file to the USB FreeAgent hard disk. Due to file system?

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May 17, 2011

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General :: Ubuntu Live Disk Not Recognizing Internal And External Drive File Systems?

Jan 6, 2010

Im using it in an attempt to backup all of the files off of my dead Windows xp Computer. Right now I am using the 9.10 live disk of Ubuntu and cannot get the program to recognize what kind of file system my internal hard drive is using. (A western digital 320 GB hard drive with partition 1 in NTFS and part2 in FAT32) I would like to be able to back up this drive onto my 1 TB Western Digital external hard drive that is also in ntfs.

Now here comes the wierd part, it won't read or recognize my interal and external hard drives that run those file systems but it will recognize and allow me to read, edit, and access all of the ntfs hard drives on my home network. I did some lurking and tried a tutorial for creating a mount point and on how to force mount a disk, but neither of my disks would show up in Places/Computer. So then I checked the /etc/fstab file and is says,

aufs / aufs rw 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0

Which I think means that it says I have no hard drives installed or connected to the computer. Yet when I go into Disk Utility it tells me the disk is there and asks if I want to format the disk into ntfs...

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Jul 17, 2010

Evince in non-gnome systems is unable to open external link. The error msg it shows is


Unable to open external link The specified location is not supported. I have already googled it, however it only says it is a bug, without any solution available. Evince in gnome systems however work just fine. Is there any way evince can use sensible-browser to open external links?

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Mar 2, 2010

After installing ubuntu 9.10 on external HDD I cannot boot vista if external usb is unplugged(where ubuntu is installed). it says grub loading and after that recover grub ( i think that is what is says ... not certain in this moment ) anyway hope you get my dilemma. If you need more information I'll be glad to provide it.

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Ubuntu :: Shell, Auto Append Number To File And Read From External File?

Oct 31, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Which File System Use For External HDD

Aug 29, 2010

I just picked up a 1 TB Western Digital. Right now i just have Ubuntu 10.04 installed but I think I will need to dual boot with winblows soon for school. Which file system will play nice with both OS's? Should I try to put one of the OS's on the external HDD or install them both on the internal (250 GB Seagate)?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: External HD File System - Be NTFS

Nov 5, 2010

Got Samba on fedora 13. Windows machines backup their files to the linux shared folder. I want to attach an external hard disk (USB) to the linux machine in order to backup those files. Can the external hard drive be NTFS or do I need to reformat it as Linux file system (ext3)?

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Sep 14, 2010

I have a WD external HD that I had set up with Mandrivia 2010. It worked fine, could read and write to it no trouble. Then I switched to Suse 11.3 and it says I do not have permissions any more to do anything but read. I have logged on as superuser (root) and tried everything. It will not change file or even drive permissions...

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May 24, 2010

I was reading through the source code of adventure in the bsdgames package and I had noticed that most of the text is read from a file called glorkz. I'm wondering about what function/technique the author used to print from the file; I've been looking through the code for a while (particularly io.c) and I haven't been able to figure it out.

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Feb 4, 2011

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Jan 27, 2010

1. An external hard disk with VFAT32 file system has a continuous 23GB file (old HD disk image). It is too large to 'remove to wastebasket' and unlike MS Windows remove to wastebasket does not sense file size and wipe file index .

How to remove a large file in SUSE 11.2?

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Ubuntu :: File Permissions For Copied Files On External HDD?

Mar 24, 2010

I'm sure that the issue I'm having is easily solvable once I gain some understanding about copying files - and file permissions in Ubuntu. Here's my situation:

I have an external HDD where I like to back up some files (I mess around with distros on my main machine and feel less stressed knowing the important stuff is backed up). I have an ext4 partition on the external drive where I have copied files, both through the terminal (cp 'filename' /dev/sdc3) and by drag and drop (gnome-terminal).

The problem is, once the files are copied, most are inaccessible. I can view them, but some directories and individual files say I do not have permission to open them. Others are accessible. This is from the same user profile that copied them.

How do I see what's going on? More importantly, how do I make files on external drives available to any user or OS (that can handle ext4)? I want to make sure that if my whole system gets effed that I could still do a reinstall of my OS and then access those backup files.

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Aug 2, 2010

i have this .mkv file of a movie which is of size 7.9GB and when i try to copy it to my external drive after some time it shows a error saying "Error splicing file: file too long" so how to copy help

my external HD's file format is vfat. and i am using ubuntu 10.04

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Aug 22, 2010

I have a 1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Green in a USB 2.0 external setup with an ext4 file system. I'm going to purchase a 2.0TB Western Digital Caviar Green in a USB 2.0 external case, copy the data over and put my 1.5TB in a fire-resistant box in another house. I'm worried about a couple things however:

(1) I'm worried about the long-term viability of _any_ file system years into the future. I've been storing my data on hard drives (instead of CDs, DVDs or BDs) for years now due to their higher reliability than optical disks. However, the file system used in optical disks is UDF which I think has much longer viability into the future. I'm not going to store terabytes of data on optical discs of course, so I'm wondering what I should choose for a hard drive file system. FAT32 or NTFS (due to Windows' 90%+ presence on the desktop, including still being used by Windows 7) may be the best choice, but I much rather have a open source file system, especially one that allows for permissions, timestamps, etc.

(2) As for my 2TB hard drive that I will be using for a while into the future, should I continue to use ext4 (I've had no problem with it thus far), but is there another file system that has better performance when storing and transferring gigs of data?

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Mar 30, 2011

I deleted a conifg file on an external hardrive that I'm trying to recover but it did not go to ubuntu trash can. Where did it go to?

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Feb 13, 2011

I am writing little first-step-applications for my N900 (Maemo Linux). Everything worked fine till now. I already have own applications for the device, but non of them uses an external data file.

Now I am trying to create an application for my N900 which uses an external .txt file. The package is created successfully, the application is installed successfully, however the binary does not see the .txt (maybe it is not in the package?).

I am using MADDE Developer 0.6.72 to create the project skeleton. I am using Qt creator for create the code. After once the code is created successfully then I am running the following commands in MADDE Developer 0.6.72 for the updated skeleton folder created above.

I writed the following lines into MADDE developer:

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MADDE-0.6.72 ~/madde
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Dec 7, 2010

My assessment is making a tree from a text file as follows: -reading a file line by line

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- traverse by level the binary tree
- posting the traversal result to the same file without overwriting the text file- it is required to be append to the bottom of the text file (i have to do this in 4 languages: c#,PHP from Xampp,java, python)

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Apr 21, 2010

I am attempting to be careful in case my system crashes, and although highly unlikely my first question is if there is a way to first compress my Linux Partitions. After running the diskutil command in OSX's Terminal, I basically end up with this poartition scheme:

Macintosh HD = 130GB
disk0s3 = 1MB
disk0s4 = 30GB
Linux Swap = 1.3 GB

I am sure there is a way in the Terminal to first compress disk0s3, disk0s4, and Linux Swap, and then output the compressed partitions into my external Harddrive. I have already read some of the suggestions that only /HOME, /etc/fstab/, list of installed packages, /opt, and /var/cache/apt/archives/-where all installed packages are stored, is what I should backup. But, please correct me if I'm wrong. Wouldn't it take quite a while to install all those packages again in case of a system failure. Or would it just be easier to untar all of them in their directories once Linux has been reinstalled. The closest command I have found so far in being able to achieve this is:


sudo tar cvf - files | (cd target_directory ; tar xpf -) The above code is very suitable for what I am looking for because it enables you to copy files into another location by using the tar command where you would create In my case the new location would be my external harddrive. My external harddrive already has its own Linux partition which I am able to mount in Linux and that Linux sees as free space.

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Nov 11, 2010

i want to move a directory to an external hard drive this is what i did

Code: konlah@konlah-laptop:~/Downloads$ sudo mv -i LinuxCBT /mnt/EXTERNAL after that i did

Code: konlah@konlah-laptop:~/Downloads$ ls so the file wasn't there anymore.. but i couldn't find it in my external hard drive.

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