General :: How Should A Secondary - External Hard Drive Be Partitioned

Mar 1, 2010

Having just moved to Linux from Windows, I have never considered whether or not to partition my 250 GB external hard drive. As of right now it will only be used for data storage. Should it be partitioned? If so, what size partitions?

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General :: Command To Configure A External Hard Drive In Ext2 As A Secondary Storage Device

Mar 18, 2011

I have a Linux application(ProMAX 5000) running in a virtual Machine on my windows OS. I am using an external Hard drive of 250G in ext2 file system as my device for large data read, write & execute file system. I have already mounted the device from /etc/fstab. But i want my application to access this device as a Primary data storage device OR Secondary storage device. What command will i invoke to partition this 250G drive as my primary or secondary storage device.

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Apr 5, 2011

I am working on a computer that the hard drive crashed. Inititially they had a virus, reloaded windows, and had the computer up and running. When downloading software it crashed and will not boot. I have tried all the numerous routine fixes with no success including using the repair discs. The repair discs no longer work and they are unable to get a second set. As a last resort I am able to access the hard drive when booting from Knoppix from a CD. There are a couple things I would like to try from Knoppix, but do not know if it is possible. First, Is it possible to load the boot files from knoppix? Second, can you roll back the drivers from knoppix?

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Nov 3, 2010

My Red Hat EL 5.5 64 bit edition, I've install it on my primary hard drive 12 GB it works fine and then I added secondary 20 GB hard drive (sdb1) into this system and then format it as VolGroup01 see the attachment, but how come it doesn't show up ?

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Sep 11, 2010

I have windows xp on my first hard drive and Linux on the second hard drive.The windows hard drive is labeled hda1 and the linux hard drive is labeled hdb1.I am using GRUB to boot the linux hard drive and it is installed on hdb.Is there any way to boot the secondary linux hard drive using the windows bootloader?I have tried several online tutorials for it but none of them work.

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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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May 19, 2011

At present I have a hard drive with three primary partitions and one extended (logically split).

I'm runnining win 2k pro in each primary partition.

I'm about to reformat the middle primary partition and would like to take this opportunity of trying Ubuntu using the middle primary partition.

I'm using GAG to switch from one partition to another.

Is there any reason why trying Ubuntu in the middle partition would cause problems.

I think I read that Ubuntu can mess up the MBR.

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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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Feb 18, 2010

I partitioned my hard drive on my computer with G-parted, the second partition (sda3) has data stored on it. I use to have Karmic Koala on sda1, but something went wrong and I want to install it back on sda1. How would I do this without losing my data on sda3? When I use the live disc, it want to install it onto sda3. I cannot figure out how to install it only on sda1.

Also, when I stored data, I want to store it on the sda3 partition. I already have on that partition a /jason file which was my old Karmic Koala.

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Jul 13, 2010

I am getting ready to install Ubuntu 9.04 on my Dell laptop, only because 10.04 won't work. I have the hard drive partitioned as C: and D: . I am keeping Windows on C: for a couple of applications that need it. I still have a few things on the D: drive. Do I need to have it completely clean and formatted? And, will Ubuntu ask where I want it to be installed or will it just take the largest contiguous space available? After the install, does the system automatically ask if I want Windows or Ubuntu or how do I tell it which system to bring up?

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Ubuntu :: GParted - Hard Drive Is Not Partitioned And Has An Unrecognised Partition Table ?

Jul 31, 2010

GParted tells me my hard drive is not partitioned and has an unrecognised partition table, but I know it has because i'm using it now to write this on here, and fdisk shows the following:

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Anyone know of anyreason GParted may not be working or can offer an alternative to create a partition?

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Slackware :: Partitioned And Installed Slack On A 1TB Hard Drive And Missing 300Gig

Mar 25, 2010

I just partitioned and installed slack on a 1TB hard drive. I then run KDiskFree under KDE, and saw that I am missing about 300Gig! Is it just a simple thing between bytes and bits like MS. Or is this an issue I can not ignore? I have 3 partitions. One is my swap, one is ext4(slackware is on) the last is a jfs partition.

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Apr 25, 2010

I am running Ubuntu Server and I recently added a new hard drive to the mix. Not replacing the old one, but adding a second one.What I want to know is how to I access that hard drive? I know in the desktop version it auto adds it, but not in the server version I checked my media folder.I installed it to be my new Samba share hard drive. So how to I get at it to use it?

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CentOS 5 :: Copy Data To Secondary Hard Drive?

Mar 12, 2009

I am hosting some VPS, and I am wondering the best way to copy the VPS data to a secondary hard drive mounted on /backup on a daily basis.

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Mar 3, 2011

I have two hard drives in my computer, one for the operating system and the other solely for storage. They both have ext4 filesystems. Is there any way that i can have my storage hard drive to automatically mount on start up?

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Ubuntu Installation :: On The Secondary Hard Drive Without Touching Any Of The Data

May 26, 2011

I've read the official documentation regarding hard drives and partitions. My pc has two hard drives. a 160gb primary hard drive with windows 7 a 1.5 tb secondary hard drive with about 80gb of free space I would like to know whether I can install ubuntu on the secondary hard drive, without touching any of the data present on that drive. From my limited understanding of storage, files are written all over hard drives during copy, move etc... Is the ubuntu partition manager smart enough not to overwrite any files during installation? Will I get a warning if there is a risk of any data loss on the secondary hard drive? I cannot backup any of the data on the secondary hard drive due to all my external drives currently being full.

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Nov 18, 2010

I have just installed linux mint. original os was win vista and 3 hard disk partitions but after installing the partitions cant be seen and neither can be accessed.

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Nov 4, 2010

if I try to install a linux distro on an external hard drive, while I have windows XP on my primary, will the Linux stlil install a Grub on the Windows MBR. Or have I got that wrong.

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General :: Mounting External Hard Drive On Red Hat

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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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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Mar 18, 2011

but I have literally just starting using Linux (Centos) in the last week or so. I am using a standalone PC that is not networked, and as I will be downloading and generating a lot of data on this machine, I would like to regularly backup onto an external hard driveIdeally I would likethis to happen automatically as there will be other people using the machine.There seem to be many different ways of doing this, and I am getting a bit confused about the best method to use.

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General :: External Hard Drive Will Not Format?

Nov 4, 2010

I have a Seagate external hard drive and I want to use it to back up my home server since it runs Ubuntu 6.10 and the upgrade to 10.10. My problem is that I am not able to format the drive to use it. I can not change the permissons or if I try to format I have all sorts of trouble. I have tried doing it on the home server running 6.10 and another pc running 10.10 and had no luck. Is there a better way? I have even tried chmod and chown with no luck.

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General :: External Hard Drive Won't Mount ?

Jan 20, 2010

I am trying to recover files off a 3.5" IDE Hard Drive that had Windows ME installed on it. I have access to a MacBook, Windows XP Desktop PC, and a cd with Ubuntu 8.10 on it.

Attempts:

1) If I make the HD the only primary master HD it won't boot up.

2) If I make it a slave drive it won't boot up.

3) I purchased an external enclosure from Radio Shack which turned out to be crap and online reports supported this conclusion. I got nowhere with that thing. Bestbuy doesn't sell 3.5" IDE enclosures.

4) By using an IDE / SATA to USB kit, I am able to connect the HD to the PC via USB cable. XP will detect the drive, however the HD will not my displayed under "My Computer" nor "Disk Management".

Onto linux (this is where I grabbed the Ubuntu cd):

5) When connected, the HD will show up under "Computer" as a "USB Drive". When I double click on it I get the error "Unable to mount location Can't mount file".

Allow me to show you some commands I ran:

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General :: External USB Hard Drive Became Read Only

Aug 21, 2010

I was in the process of backing up data from my hard drive to an external usb drive when the drive suddenly became read only. Does anyone know how I can make it read/write again? I am using Debian Lenny and the drive is ntfs formatted. I have another ntfs formatted usb drive that is not effected in this way.

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General :: How To Format An External Hard Drive

Feb 27, 2010

I have a 250 GB external hard drive formatted with Windows NTFS file type.How do I format it to use linux and what file type is best. I'm done with Windows so that is not a concern.

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General :: Path-name To External Hard-drive

Feb 3, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10 recognizes my Freecom 120gig external hard-drive (when it's plugged in) and I can manage its contents OK - except via the command line. I don't seem to be able to find its path-name. See below:

mike@mike-desktop:~$ cd /media
mike@mike-desktop:/media$ ls
cdrom cdrom0 FREECOM HDD
mike@mike-desktop:/media$ sudo fdisk -l

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Despite all this info, I fail to get into the external hard-drive from the command line.

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General :: Install Slackware To An External Hard Drive

Oct 21, 2010

I recently had a laptop die on me. I, of course, then to recover the hard drive. I wanted to install slackware to a partition on my drive, so I can have a linux distro with me( also I have a FAT32 partition for shared space) I have a Slackware 13.1 disk one (which i need, since I don't need a graphical environment or anything), and proceedd to follow setup program. I have a 5GB '/' partition, a 10GB '/home' partition, and a 2GB swap partition. My ROOT partition is bootable. The setup program seemed to complete succesfully, but it won't boot. When I choose to boot from my hard drive (in the bios), it reverts to the slackware disk, if present, or the standard windows drive.

I installed LILO to the superblock of my external, because according to the setup the MBR option installs to "The MBR of your first hard drive", and I wasn't sure if that was right, since my first hard drive is my windows one. Since i'm not even seeing LILO, I think it has to do with installing to the superblock. I want to be able to boot a basic linux distro if needed from whatever computer I want. I'm not sure if slackware was the right choice, but it was one that I had worked with installing before, and knewthat you didn't necasarraly have to instal all the graphics stuff. I just want a shell. Sorry if my question sounds retarted, I'm new to the whole "Multiple drives, and operating systems" thing

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General :: Doesn't Detect External USB Hard Drive

Aug 4, 2010

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

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General :: Copying Files To An External Hard Drive?

Nov 21, 2008

I want to copy a .tgz file from my computer to an external hard drive. However, I get the following message:cp: cannot create regular file `/mnt/usbkey/ws_2008/misc/minipar-0.5-W indows.tgz': ermission deniedI get this error with any file I try to copy to the external disk. rnal disk is recognized, when I mount it, I can see the files and folder I have there, but seems that I cannot copy anything to it.When I try to copy the same files from my computer to a usb flash drive, everything works

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General :: Mount External Hard Drive Using USB Caddy

May 6, 2010

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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