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Old 03. Oct 2013, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys; i have an external HP hard drive, and i use it with win vista when i plug it in the usb port it recognises it right away then i back up files.

Now i plug it in the Linux ubuntu and it doesn't recognise it ,

i red somewhere that i can save files manually, but for this i need your help
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Old 03. Oct 2013, 03:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try this tip if it helps:

Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04] - Manually Mount a USB Drive
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Old 03. Oct 2013, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try this tip if it helps:

Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04] - Manually Mount a USB Drive
Thanks Jojo; it shows this when i type the commands in the terminal


frank@frank-ThinkCentre-M71e:~$ sudo mkdir /media/usb
[sudo] password for frank:
mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/usb': File exists
frank@frank-ThinkCentre-M71e:~$
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0008d71b

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 968693759 484345856 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 968695806 976771071 4037633 5 Extended
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5 968695808 976771071 4037632 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 999.5 GB, 999501594624 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121515 cylinders, total 1952151552 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000a0f4e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2048 1952151551 976074752 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
frank@frank-ThinkCentre-M71e:~$
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Old 03. Oct 2013, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The mount point usb has been created.

Will you be able to mount the usb drive by entering the command below in the Terminal?

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/usb
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The mount point usb has been created.

Will you be able to mount the usb drive by entering the command below in the Terminal?

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/usb
thanks again Jojo; i get this


frank@frank-ThinkCentre-M71e:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/usb
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Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.
frank@frank-ThinkCentre-M71e:~$
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@Ivtec, that message will appear if you try to mount an already mounted usb device.

Open up a file manager and check if you can access the mounted hard drive. An eject button should appear next to a mounted device. Clicking the eject button is to unmount that device.
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@Ivtec, that message will appear if you try to mount an already mounted usb device.

Open up a file manager and check if you can access the mounted hard drive. An eject button should appear next to a mounted device. Clicking the eject button is to unmount that device.
Thanks but the HP Hard Drive is not compatible with Linux at all. Although it says i can manually send files to it. Well I'll use Small USB stick ,I have a Win vista Laptop and have it backed it up.
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Thanks but the HP Hard Drive is not compatible with Linux at all
Who's told you that??
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Old 07. Oct 2013, 09:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds unlikely that it is incompatible.
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Several makes claim not to be compatible with Linux for some reason but still work according to majority reports. I would search out similar threads to the one below as the solution you need is likely to be in one of them, or contact HP support.

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6947
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