OpenSUSE Hardware :: Avoid Locks The Optical Drive - Remove It Like In Windows?

Jul 5, 2011

I hate this, when the Optical Drive is locked, if I not burning something on the disk!
I just want to remove it, by pressing the eject button on the drive, but this is not working because Linux locks it I know, I could eject it via the Device Notifier, but I want to eject it at anytime by pressing the eject button on the drive.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Samsung SH-S222A Optical Drive Locks Up System?

Oct 27, 2010

The culprit is a Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology 222A CD/DVD RW drive, aka SH-S222A, sold under the Samsung brand. It occasionally locks up my entire system when I'm ripping an audio CD to a *.toc/*bin image with Brasero. I've had this happen with several different audio CDs, while ripping discs using both Imgburn under Windows XP and Brasero under Ubuntu 10.04. The display freezes completely, the mouse cursor doesn't move, and I can't get any response to keyboard input. Any sounds playing loop endlessly, repeating the last 0.5 sec or so before the cursor freeze. Meanwhile, the hard drive activity light stays on, but the optical drive light does not. I've let the system sit this way for several minutes, with no sign of change. To recover, I must press the system reset button.

I ripped the same discs without incident, using my other optical drive. It is a different brand, Lite-On, but otherwise similar to the Samsung drive: PATA interface, CD/DVD RW, etc. Anyone else have the Samsung SH-S222A? I'm wondering whether there is a bug in the drive's firmware, or I just have a defective drive. It works for other things. I can play audio CDs, access CD-ROMs, and rip audio CDs to individual tracks (rather than a disc image). I can also rip DVDs. Is there some way to recover my system when it locks up from drive misbehavior? I haven't found a way so far. I'm surprised that Ubuntu can be incapacitated so easily.

The SH-S222A has the most recent firmware revision, SB01. I tried to install the newer ID01 firmware from Samsung's website, but got a message that the installer couldn't find a "suitable" drive. I take that to mean that the ID01 firmware is meant for a slightly different variant of the -S222A, perhaps one only sold overseas. Yep, that's pretty much it. My drive's customer code is BEBE. Firmware ID01 is for drives with a different customer code.

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Slackware :: No Optical Drive Found - K3b Did Not Find Any Optical Device In Your System

May 22, 2010

I dont know when k3b stopped working but have just gone to burn a disk and when opening it tells me

Quote: No optical drive found. K3b did not find any optical device in your system. Solution: Make sure HAL daemon is running, it is used by K3b for finding devices.

I can boot from cd and can mount cds from within Slackware but for some reason k3b insists that i don't have a drive.

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OpenSUSE :: CD Burning - No Optical Drive Found

Nov 2, 2010

I seem to be having a problem with burning CDs. Whenever I launch k3b, it says 'No optical drive found.' However, When I insert a CD while in KDE, it properly mounts it. What do I do? It seems like udev/hal is working fine. Also, I can't get KDE to recognize any inserted flash drive or external usb storage device inserted on demand.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Find Out The Firmware Version Of An Optical-drive?

Jun 28, 2011

I want to know how to find out what firmware version is on my optical-drive. And also if an update is available, how to update the firmware.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Optical Disc Drive Detected But Doesn't Work?

May 9, 2010

OpenSUSE 11.2 x86_64
KDE SC 4.4.3
Linux 2.6.34-rc6-29-desktop (from KERNEL:HEAD)
HAL 0.5.13-4.2.1
udisks 1.0.0.git20100224-11.1
ASRock G43Twins-FullHD LGA 775 Intel G43 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Samsung 22X DVDR DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223Q (connected via SATA. detected as: /dev/sr0)

Discs are read by the drive when inserted (they are spun and the LED light on the drive lights up) but nothing happens after that.

I disconnected the SATA cable and tried a new SATA cable on a different SATA port and also tried a different SATA power cable but that did not fix anything.

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Avoid Windows MBR From Overwriting And Corrupting Grub

Jul 18, 2011

I had opensuse/winxp running.

First windows xp wouldn't boot - then opensuse **** out and I had nothing but a black screen. I spent about two days trying to figure out what in god's name happened. I finally got a copy of winxp recovery disk and it couldn't find the partition that windows was on. That gave me some idea of what was going on. So I tried to fix the matter from partitionmagic. I reinstalled grub making sure that everything was associated properly. I still couldn't get either opensuse or windows to boot after many many different trial and error attempts.

After deciding there was no help for it. I decided to slave my hard drive and wipe to start over. So I booted partition magic from USB and deleted my opensuse partition and -what do you know - windows booted right up. Aside from feeling windows xp's smug grin as the logo appeared - i am perplexed as to how this happened. My guess is that MBR tried to overwrite grub. But I think that the loader was confused and trying to boot from the wrong partition.

I want to reinstall opensuse again. However I want to make sure that this doesn't happen. I need my xp partition for examsoft because wine doesn't seem to work for it and I can't vbox it. So is there some way to make sure that when I do install from DVD on my USB that:

1) repositories are correct
2) MBR doesn't overwrite grub (should I install Grub2 or LILO?)

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Hardware :: Optical Drive - Dvd Drive With Longevity?

Apr 15, 2011

Is there any dvd drive with longevity? The boxes in this "normal" house have had 100% failures on dvd writers and readers in recent years. I'm an electronics guy and know why this happens - minute changes in the careful balance on the reading head, not helped by the facts that:

1. low grade adjustable resistors are often used

2. The range of adjustment is far too great, making it impossible to retain a stable preset value.

3. Optical diodes lose forward voltage drop over time. If they start at, e.g. 1.2V after some months or years the forward voltage will be down to 1.0V. This changes the current, hence the brightness.

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Ubuntu :: Remove A Virus From The Windows Drive - Error "invalid Partition Drive"

Aug 2, 2010

Installed Ubuntu 9.1 karmic koala in a dualboot with Windows XP to remove a virus from the windows drive. I think the virus was found but somehow I have done something to cause a invalid drive error message at startup. I read that gparted may by a way to fix this, but I don't want to do anymore damage.

This is what is displayed when I start Gparted /home/ubuntu/Desktop/Screenshot--dev-sda - GParted.png [IMG]file:///tmp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///tmp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]

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Debian :: External Usb Optical Drive?

Jun 7, 2010

In my laptop, the optical drive cannot burn dvds. If I get an external usb optical drive do I have to initialize it and how? Also do I have to install some particular packages?

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Mar 9, 2010

I have a pc with linux mint installed, and wanted to try edubuntu with my kids. The first time we tried, it booted just fine from the dvd, as the bios is already set to boot from dvd as priority. So it ran off of RAM.

Subsequent tries however, result in the pc booting mint from the hdd, and no sign of edubuntu at all. I have tried different distros/isos, but to no avail. I have also opened the box to see if the dvd drive had somehow come unplugged.

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Debian Multimedia :: K3b No Optical Drive Found

Apr 3, 2011

I tried to burn a cd today and k3b told me it couldn't find an optical device. It suggested making sure HAL was running, it is. Nothing has changed except auto upgrades, so I tried an apt-get upgrade to see if that would make a difference. It didn't. Burning has never been an issue before, and googling all day hasn't provided any answers, apart from finding /etc/init.d/hal The permissions haven't been changed.

james@Lenny:~$ ls -l /media
total 8
drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Feb 12 00:14 apt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Jan 21 2009 cdrom -> cdrom0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 2009 cdrom0

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Fedora Hardware :: Optical Drive Does Not Read Any Cd

Mar 31, 2010

I have a strange problem with my DVD player. The problem: My device seems not to read any CD (it does read DVDs). Prologue: On a previous installation I had the same problem. But after messing up with that system I made a re-install, and the problem was gone. So I wasn't concerned about the problem any longer. That would be fine, but recently I had to make a new re-install to have space for windows. (I know, I'm a sinful man) But now the problem is there again. And it even is there under windows.

Question: In how far is the hardware damaged or is it a software problem since it once worked? Hardware data:

-Systems: Fedora 12 & Vista
-Laptop: Dell Studio 1555
-Drive: Optiarc Model: DVD+-RW AD-7640S Rev: HD18

What I have been doing to fix the problem:

-I made an update of the firmware and bios with the files provided by dell
-cleaned the lenses (with a clean disc)
-checked log files (both windows and linux)

After setting udev to debug logging I received this

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Ubuntu :: Optical Drive Not Mounting After Boot

Jun 8, 2010

So if I boot without a DVD or CD in my optical drive, then I attempt to put one it, it doesn't mount. I try mounting with the terminal and that fails as well. If I boot with the media in the optical drive, it works fine. (this problem occurs both on my desktop and laptop and I know the DVD and CD's work in both 9.10 and in windows, This error also occurs with Linux Mint and Sabayon leading me to believe this is a kernel issue).

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What do I need to do to get this to work like it should? I have been asking about this since the beta of 10.04

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Ubuntu :: Resizing Partitions Without An Optical Drive?

Apr 21, 2010

I have this rather old Compaq Presario 2184 (Celeron processor), with a completely busted optical drive - which means I cant boot from Live CD, and it doesn't boot from USB, either... which means I cant use a live memory stick, either. It's currently running Xubuntu 9.04.

I'm seriously running short of space on my root partition - can't upgrade to 9.10...

I had a Windoze partiion that I decided to remove, using Gparted. Identified the NTFS partition, right click, delete. After that, I couldn't do anything else... I then found this page, that told me that I cant resize all partitions while booting from hard drive, and that I needed a Live CD. For the reasons mentioned above, that's just not possible...

Are there any alternatives that the good folks here can suggest? For example, can I create a new partition, and move my entire /usr there? It would solve the space problem, but I'm not confident of doing it without screwing up something... could someone kindly guide me through the process?

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May 21, 2009

Hardware is a Supermicro with C2SBC-Q board, have set up a RAID1 with 3 WD drives, the BIOS "sees" the "LightScribe" DVD drive but it is not being recognized by CentOS (5.2 x86_64). It's on an IDE bus, set to "master".# dmesg | grep -E 'CD|DVD|hdc' produces a new prompt with NO feedback, BTW.I have CentOS 5.2 i386 running on this machine with the same DVD drive, it was not an issue.

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CentOS 5 :: Install Using An USB Key Than Optical Media Drive?

Aug 1, 2010

1- If I have a motherboard that supports USB boot (a Supermicro one), how can I put the CentOS DVD .iso that I just downloaded onto the stick to have the computer boot from it?

2- Certain Supermicro boards support IPMI (Kvm over LAN) and Serial over LAN and most notably Virtual Media Over Lan. I am wondering if there would be any problem installing CentOS using the Virtual Media over Lan.

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Ubuntu :: Remove It And Replacing With Windows Xp On Its Netbook (No CD Drive)?

Aug 22, 2010

Ok, i want to remove ubuntu and replace it with windows
I have the iso of windows xp on my desktop and on a usb
I want to install windows xp in anyway.

I cannot use any windows computers to do it, 2 of the computers have ubuntu, and 1 has windows, and the windows one I cannot use because its password protected due to my parents and their fear of me crashing their computer (Lol)

I want to install windows completely on my hard drive and get rid of ubuntu
Reasons to get rid of:
1. Annoying on my netbook
2. Cant do my video editing with it (the way Iwant to do it)
3. Wine doesnt work with anything i wanna install
4. Too hard to use
5. Made netbook slower

All i want is good old xp
(used to have windows 7, accidentally wiped it with ubuntu, and now i want to install windows xp on Samsung N150 Netbok)

I dont have a CD Drive or access to windows computers
All i have is a 4GB USB

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Ubuntu :: Can't Mount Cdrom Or Usb After Replacing Optical Drive

Mar 24, 2010

My cdrom was sort of working, but the tray was physically damaged. The usb was working without a problem.

After replacing the the cdrom drive with a similar model known to work well I could not get it to mount. I then tried to move important files to usb to try a fresh install. The usb stick flickered when I put it in, but it didn't mount. Same behaviour as the cdrom, the light goes on when I turn on the computer, but once I'm logged in I can't access the cdrom.

I have tried multiple variations of playing with fstab and trying to mount things in terminal to no avail. I just can't get Ubuntu to recognize the usb or cdrom even though their lights go on when I first try to use them.

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General :: External Optical Drive Not Write Access

Apr 2, 2011

I'm trying to backup netbook files to an external optical drive. I can read discs but not write. A while back I tried using K3b but it did not see the external drive. Now it does, but tells me write access is needed and quits. I am in the cdrom group.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Optical Out From TV Into The SPDIF / Optical In On PC

Jul 5, 2010

I currently have the following:-

Optical Out from my TV into the SPDIF / Optical In on my PC
Optical Out from my PC into my Sony 5.1 Theatre Kit

The audio from the PC comes through ok when listening to music and movies. But unfortunately I can figure out how to enable the audio passthrough from my Tv so that the audio comes out of my theatre kit. In Sound Preferences, the hardware is set to 1 Output / 1 Input [Digital Stereo (IEC95 Output + Digital Stereo (IEC95 Input]. When I click on the audio tab, the Input Volume is at 100% and the Input Level is moving in conjunction with the audio coming from the Tv.

I saw it mentioned in another thread to install Gnome Alsa Mixer which I've done, it seeems to identify the audio chipset as Realtek ALC882, the motherboard is an Abit AB9 Pro. Hopefully I'm missing some config somewhere or there a box I should be ticking but I just can't find it.

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Fedora Hardware :: No Optical Drive Found When Try To Burn The Images With K3B

Nov 25, 2010

I am getting ready to go to FC14. Yesterday I downloaded both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions -dvd iso. When I tried to burn the images with K3B I got the message 'No Optical drvice found'. Shut off my PC and rebooted this morning. The first thing I did was I tried to burn the 32 bit version with K3B. It worked. Went off and installed it - no problem. I came back to burn the 64 bit version. K3B says "No optical drive found'. K3b (and/or Fedora) lost connection with my optical drives - a DVD-Writer and DVD reader. I have put cds into the drives and tried to open the cds with File Browser with no luck.

Some pertinent data:
[root@Vince vince]# cat /etc/fstab
#
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Mon Aug 17 15:12:43 2009
#
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or vol_id(8) for more info
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I looked in messages and found no references after the successful burning of the 32 bit dvd. Nothing to indicate why Fedora lost contact with the dvd writer. What else is needed to fix this? I think that if I reboot, I will have access to both drives again. If that happens, I will burn the 64 bit iso and look into updating my system.

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Ubuntu :: Grub Rescue On Netbook (With No Disc Optical Drive)

Jan 2, 2010

My girlfriend has a dual boot netbook I set up for her with Vista + 9.10. Her internet service went down yesterday temporarily and she was messing around with the computer to get back online and somehow booted into the Windows Rescue Partition and began the Windows Restore process, then turned the computer off during the middle of the restore process.It's her only computer and she lives 1800 miles away. And since it's a netbook there's no optical drive.

When she boots up now, the netbook goes straight into Grub Rescue mode. I got her to try most of the commands for Grub Rescue, but most of them come back as "Unknown Command". The "LS" command works though, and she was able to get a list of partitions displayed.Does anyone know of some commands she could use try to boot back into 9.10 (assuming it's still there)? Or even boot into Windows? Specifically, is there a simple command that could be combined with "LS" to specify a partition and try to boot into it?

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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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Jan 31, 2011

I have an external CD/DVD usb drive and as soon as I insert a disk (I've tried both CD and DVD), the drive icon disappears (unmounts?).I thought it was a bus power issue because it is a mini laptop (Asus Eee PC). This small/slim external drive has two USB cables, one for power and one for power/data. So, I plugged the power cable into my nearby Windows desktop computer and just the power/data into the Ubuntu PC.

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Jul 19, 2011

I've recently installed an internal optical drive (Blu-Ray RW: LG WH10LS30) into my dual boot system. The Windows partition had no trouble with this. However, ubuntu began taking ~30 extra seconds to boot. Once ubuntu finally gets running, the drive is not detected at all. dmesg showed the following:

Code:
$ sudo dmesg | grep -i 'ata2'
[ 1.430315] ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xf098 irq 15
[ 2.777449] ata2.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0)
[ 2.933509] ata2.00: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[ 2.933521] ata2.01: SATA link down (SStatus 4 SControl 0)
[ 2.933531] ata2.01: link offline, clearing class 3 to NONE
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Further investigation revealed that changing my BIOS settings for SATA from IDE to AHCI fixed this problem entirely. The ubuntu partition boots fast again, the drive is working. Except, this causes the Windows partition to fail completely. I'm wondering, what is the best way to fix this? Hopefully without a complete reinstall. Is there a GRUB command that could apply AHCI to only the optical drive during ubuntu boot?

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Slackware :: Optical Drive Not Identified - Get Permission To Read / Write In The Device

Aug 6, 2010

On one of my machines the DVD/DVDRW/CDROM drive appears as /dev/hdc and is not identified as an optical drive by HAL. It is owned by root: disk and thus no users get permission to read/write in the device (not even those in the cdrom group). This stops playing DVDs, ripping CDs, no notifications appear when a disk is inserted, etc. etc. When I set the permissions for all to read/write from the device then users can access but still no notifications are shown.

On all my other machines the optical drive is identified as /dev/sr0 and is owned by root:cdrom . All have Slack 13.1 . Previously with Slack 12.2 this machine still had the drive in /dev/hdc but the permissions were right (I think because I added it to /etc/fstab with options for users to access it). I believe the problem is down to HAL not setting this drive to the correct group, but how do I fix it? I hate HAL, it has a mind of its own, just like in the scifi movie

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May 25, 2010

i installed the new ubuntu on my system as a side by side installation, i've been using it for about 2 weeks now. ported over or found linux equivalents of any applications and games i use onto my ubuntu partition, and now i've decided i want to have ubuntu use the entire drive and just delete windows! The problem is, i'm not sure if i can do that I shrank my windows partition half a gig and booted lupu (the ubuntu partitioner wasn't even showing this half a gig of free space) to see if i could just extend my linux partition (in the case that this did work, i was just planning on deleting my windows partition and just extending my linux to the full size of my drive). I really want to avoid a full reformat of the drive because i have customized my ubuntu a decent bit and i don't want to have to redo all of that (not to mention the data, but i could always back that up on an external hdd). Here is a screenie of gparted: i don't really know too much about partitioning. so is there any way to remove windows and give linux the rest of the drive without having to completely reinstall ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Windows Dual Boot - One HD No Optical?

Dec 15, 2010

I am pretty new to ubuntu, I have a machine without an optical drive booting meerkat from the only partition on the only disk. I would like to move from this situation to duel booting with windows 7. Can anyone advise on general strategy/path for achieving this? In particular addressing the following:

1) Can I unmount the partition that ubuntu is running off in order to repartition the disk? If not (how) can I partition my OS boot disk?
2) Is there any way to install windows onto a clean partition using the windows disk ISO from within ubuntu? Could I perhaps somehow mount the ISO as a drive then use Wine to run the windows installer? Would this approach break down when the windows installer restarts the machine to continue installation? I assume its impossible to boot off the ISO?

FYI I'm absolutely loving ubuntu - the only reason I want windows too is so I can play some windows games without an emulation layer.

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May 5, 2010

I've just installed 10.04 as a dual boot with Windows 7. I did a clean install removing my old 9.10 install.I really like all the changes I've seen so far and everything seems to work smoothly except when the HD is being used a lot everything freezes and then un-freezes again and again until the file operation has stopped.The problem really only comes up with heavy operations like moving large files (I moved a 10gb vdi from my Windows partition to Ubuntu) and when backintime does it's daily backup.ometimes I can continue using it then it'll freeze I wait.. can use it again for a bit then it will freeze again.'ve never had problems with transferring large files on the Windows 7 install so I don't think there's a hardware problem. I can't seem to find anything I've been searching for two days now. I did find something about a problem with backintime/ext4 partitions but the solution hasn't helped.

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