WD passport - use on Linux and Windows simultaneously?

I successfully used the Western Digital Passport (160GB) on my PC 8 hours ago. Just had to plug and play. 1 hour ago I was able to mount the WD passport onto my linux (uses redhat) with the simple command of "mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/wd". I could view files that had been copied from the PC jus ...

Ubuntu WD Passport Essential External HDD SmartWare/Driver Issues

I've got a dual boot setup for work on my laptop made up of Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) and Ubuntu 10.04 (x64). I just recently got a WD Passport Essential 750GB external harddrive to use with my laptop. After first plugging it into my laptop for use on Windows, I noticed a bunch of so-called Smart ...

Ubuntu WD Passport Issue

I've done a lot of research on this for the past few months, with the ideology that I could do this myself and figure everything out. The problem is that, regardless of how much I've looked up this problem, mine may be a little too specific.It started when I ended up (only a few months ago) getting ...

Ubuntu WD Passport Issue - I am a complete beginner!!!

Firstly, I would like to say that I am happy that I moved from Windows to Ubuntu but now I am facing issues that any new beginner faces when he/she changes an OS. I would like to inform that I am complete beginner and have no clue to resolve the issue I am facing.I had Windows 7 installed on my Lapt ...

Ubuntu Virtualbox correctly mounts some thumbdrive, but not WD passport

So I installed virtual box on a lucid host machine and created a Windows 7 guest. I can connect my various USB devices to the guest machine without a problem. My thumbdrive, which is formatted at fat32, is picked up by Windows 7 and mounts just fine and I can read and write to it. However, when I co ...

Ubuntu Installing Live 8.10 on a WD Passport

I just got a 400GB WD Passport Elite the other day and I was looking into making it into a data storage and bootable Live CD to help in fixing broken PC's that cannot boot (commonly Windows machines). Is there any way to go and create a Live version of Ubuntu on it in FAT32 and have persistent stora ...

Ubuntu Wiped WD Passport 120 GB External Hard Drive

My wife gave me her WD Passport 120 GB external hard drive to use on-the-road and I thought I would erase it clean using the "sudo wipe" command. Well, now I can not use it. Maybe I should have erased individual files instead but I wanted to start clean. How do I reformat this thing to wor ...

Ubuntu Read only - WD passport

I have a WD passport external drive. It used to work fine, but all of a sudden it won't let me write to the drive or delete from it.When I mount the drive it lets me write to (and delete from) the root of the drive, but if i browse around a bit on the drive, all of a sudden it's all read only. I'm u ...

Ubuntu Not able to backup to my WD Passport External Hard Disk

Guys Im not able to backup my ubuntu system to WD Passport external hard disk...im not able to navigate to my WD through terminal....donno wats the reason...? Am i missing something out...ive done this as a root user, but of no use...could anyone tell me how to backup to my WD Passport? This is what ...

Ubuntu installing on my WD passport

i am trying to install ubuntu on my WD passport and am unsure how to. i know that i have to go into the bios at start up and change the boot priority to detachable to make my computer boot from the usb port. What i dont understand is how to install ubuntu on my external because if my comp is booting ...

Install Kubuntu on external WD Passport... overwrote MBR?

So. I got an Acer Aspire One netbook, and attempted to install Kubuntu to my WD Passport so that I could boot from it on my netbook. Unbeknownst to me, the install on the Kubuntu CD overwrote (or, at least appears to have overwritten) the MBR on my desktop in the process. Now my desktop will neither ...

Ubuntu WD Passport spindown

I own a 160 GB WD Passport portable external USB hard drive. After a while of using it in Ubuntu, I noticed that when I shut down my computer, the disk does not shutdown properly - it shuts down without syncing and/or spinning down the cylinders. The hard shutdown sounds like a click, followed by th ...

Ubuntu wd passport read only...

I bought a usb WD Passport 120G External HD tonight and i bought it so i could install xp sp2 on, this way i can still mess around with my other programs, but unfortunately im very new to ubuntu and i can't seem to get around this vfat read only problem.. any step by step help would be appreciated.. ...

Ubuntu WD Passport USB disk write rights?

My windows xp installation has corrupted up and i need to reformat my computer, but all my files are still here. I booted up with my Ubuntu liveCD and attached my WD Passport 80gb eksternal HD (vfat system) and ubuntu automounted it. But the problem is, i cant seem to get writing rights, i only get ...

Ubuntu Can't mount WD passport on USB

This has me really stumped. I have a USB WD passport drive (80gb)and it works on my win xp machine, and it even worked on the problem machine before while running debian, but now that i've installed ubuntu, i can't get the machine to see the drive. It normally shows up as /dev/sda1 but now that does ...

Ubuntu WD Passport = read only

all. Well, I have a 120gb WD Passport. It's formatted with FAT32, so it should be readable and writeable by Ubuntu. However, when I plug it in, it automounts itself but it's read only. From looking on these forums, it seems you might ask for the output of fdisk -l, so I'll paste it below. I'd apprec ...

Ubuntu WD Passport Portable WDXMS1200 compatible?

I am about to buy the abovementioned portable harddrive. However I want to make sure that it will actually work with ubuntu. Does anyone own this drive? From searching I could that others have had problems with uinmounting earlier models of the same manufacturer properly, could only get read access ...

Ubuntu WD Passport not ejecting

I have a WD Passport 250GB drive for my laptop formatted to Fat32. The device is mounted properly when connected, but does not eject properly. It will eject the drive, and then immediately remount it. It's really annoying. Either I have to pull the plug on the drive at exactly the right time before ...

Ubuntu Install and boot off WD Passport external USB drive

I am trying to install ubuntu on a partition on a WD Passport external USB drive such that I can use it to boot my laptop which runs Windows XP Home. Despite having partitioned the external drive and isntalled ubuntu on the partition and having made sure grub is on the external drive, I get a grub e ...

Ubuntu WD Mybook 1TB on Linux?

I recently bought a 1TB MyBook external drive by Western Digital. It runs under windows but I want to make backups of Ubuntu. How can I get it to work on Ubuntu?When I mount it it only has 3 folders for manuals and such then Unlock.exe and WD SmartWare.exe ...

Ubuntu can't see my WD passport external drive

I'm new to linux/ubuntu and struggling a bit to get everything working properly.I've got ubuntu 9.04 installed on a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop but it wont recognise my WD120 passport connected with USB. Nothing is seen on the desktop or in places. I've tried to connect while up and running as well as ...

Ubuntu Undetected 250gb WD Passport external harddrive.

I've recently purchased a 250gb Western Digital Passport 2.5" portable harddrive. It's formatted with NTFS, and I've removed the backup application and it's dependencies that was pre-loaded on the drive.I'm running 9.04 i386, and my system is up to date according to the Update Manager.The drive ...

Ubuntu WD Passport Drive is Read Only

I bought a WD 250 GB passport drive to serve as my backup. However, I was not able to write to or delete files from the drive. Every attempt to reformat the drive using Gnome's Parition Manager always results in a 'read only' drive. I attempted to change the disk's permissions from the command line ...

Ubuntu WD Passport HDD

i will buy wd portable hard disk(model name is passport)...have this model any compatible problems with ubuntu ? ...

Ubuntu WD Passport Power Consumption

Does anybody know how much power the Western Digital Passport external hard drive consumes (mA)? I couldn't find anything about this at WD's website. ...

Ubuntu WD Passport woes - 7.10 Gutsy

I have a Western Digital 120GB Passport USB hard drive for my laptop and am having problems getting it to work. I am running Ubuntu 7.10 on a Dell Inspiron 510m.Using gparted, I have tried formatting the drive to ext2, ext3, Rieser and FAT32 - of these, only the FAT32 format works. Although gparted ...

Ubuntu WD Passport installation problems

I had this in the multimedia forum, but i wasnt getting help, and i need an answer fairly quickly:So I just got a WD 400 gig external hard drive and its wonderful, except when I plug it in and let the autorun do its thing, Ubuntu responds with an error message reading: "Error starting autorun p ...

Ubuntu Turned my WD Passport into a drag n' drop flash drive - how to do "quick update"?

Ok I didnt like the Passport software and heard bad things about it.So I formated it to a NTFS style and basically turned it into a 500g flash drive.Now I've already transfer/copied the HDD I wanted to back up.Now some new things have been added/deleted.So how do I update my Passport to reflect all ...

Ubuntu 400GB WD Passport installation problems

So I just got a WD 400 gig external hard drive and its wonderful, except when I plug it in and let the autorun do its thing, Ubuntu responds with an error message reading: "Error starting autorun program: Permission denied".The packaging says it is compatible with Windows and Mac, but from ...

Ubuntu Cannot mount WD Passport USB Drive

I'm using both gnome and kde on Hardy x64. I cannot mount my 320GB Western Digital Passport Drive.Strangely I was able to mount it in the 32bit version of ubuntu.When I plug it in to gnome I get the message:"Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'My Passport'"The drive i ...

Ubuntu WD Passport external drive not working, help?

having an odd problem with my external hard drive I just got, a Western Digital 160 gig USB hard drive. Drive is recognized in XP and Vista, so it's not hardware related. Drive is also formatted in FAT32. chris@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lDisk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/t ...

Ubuntu WD Passport 250GB - device busy or in use when mkfs.xfs

fdisk -l#Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System/dev/sdd1 1 30401 244196001 83 Linux#umount /dev/sdd1umount: /dev/sdd1: not mounted#fuser -m /dev/sdd1#mkfs.xfs /dev/sdd1mkfs.xfs: cannot open /dev/sdd1: Device or resource busyAny help much appreciated, im on my fourth day of searching now. If you don' ...

Ubuntu installed on WD Passport (external usb drive)

everyone, here's my trouble...I have a gateway 200ARC notebook. It's a model that prodcution was halted on after a few months due to a "defect" in the hard drive connector. Anyway that's not important at the moment.My systems specs are:-Intel Pentium M 1.4 gigs-512 MB of DDR RAM-PhoenixBIO ...

Installing Ubuntu onto wd passport external hd to replace non-functioning internal hd

I recently bought an Acer Extensa 5635Z and things were fine until I lent it to my godson for a weekend and got it back with the internal hard drive not functioning; he said it worked one night, and didn't the next morning; now, it's not recognised and an OS is not found during bootup. Whereas this ...

Ubuntu Can't get WD My passport working. I'm a beginner!

Hi, i'm migrating from windows to ubuntu. I have aprox 80gb worth of files in my windows laptop and copied the information to a external HDD, my passport WD.However I'm unable to open it on ubuntu. I downloaded wine and all but it can't run the unlocker file. When I try to run it gives me the follow ...

Ubuntu WD 60gb Passport Automatic Mounting Failures!!

Ubuntu Community!Recently I gave Windows Vista the boot off of my laptop and have started using the most recent version (at the time I downloaded) of Ubuntu Gutsy Build 7.10. Over the past several days I have been using this forum to help relieve some of the compatibility issues with my hardware (su ...

USB External Hard Drive, What linux is best?

I recently got a 250 GB WD Passport portable hard drive, I would like to put up a partition and be able to boot up linux on any computer. Is there a best type to use over a USB 2.0 connection? free is best. If it helps I use Kubuntu at home. ...

Ubuntu can I reformat an external HD with Linux?

Ok, I'm still new enough to linux that I have to ask about this...I have a WD passport external HD that I stored some RealDVD files on when I used Window.... The thing is when I try to delete these files to trash I get an error saying the trash is full and empty it first.... (there is nothing in the ...

Install Ubuntu on Passport Essential

Hi, I have been searching the web and forums on how to install Ubuntu on an external usb hard drive and found all the info I need except for one thing, in my searches I found that some drives enter a power-saving mode that most linux OS don't support , is that a issue for ubuntu? More specifically I ...

Ubuntu boot a linux install from windows

I have been successfully searching this forum to get answers to all my questions until now. I installed linux to a WD passport HDD that I use at home, school, work, and pretty much any other computer I want to boot a personal desktop onto. Its really great, works perfect. But sometimes, especially a ...

Ubuntu usb drive does not work reliably on linux

Hi, I'm having problems with my WD Passport 60g usb drive; the device works for a while then for no apparent reason if I try to access files the drive seems to hang. This doesn't happen in windows so there is something wrong with the linux driver or something. I'm using 7.10 gutsy, just upgraded fro ...

New Ubuntu user - Problem with WD MyBook

Ok, I just started using Ubuntu. I backed up all my files on my 500 Gig WD MyBook. The WD had a password encryption on it. Since I have formatted my drive, I can not access the files on the WD. The CPU knows it is there, I get the following messege when trying to open it:Archive: /media/WD SmartWare ...

Ubuntu usb hdd WD problem

i have a usb hard disk WD Passport with 160gb of space and it always worked very fine. but now i'm using ubuntu with 2 different users and the hdd was always mounted just for the first user to make logon and the others couldn't access due to permissions problems.so i decided to add a line in /etc/fs ...

Ubuntu Unable to mount My Passport + error with usbtransfer

So from out of nowhere this problem surface with my external WD Passport hardrive. Its been working very well before. I was going to use it and plugged it in and get following error message:__________________________________________________ __________________________Unable to mount My PassportError ...

Mandriva 2007 on External USB Drive

I'm attempting to install Mandriva 2007 on my new external USB hard drive I've bought (it's a 120GB WD Passport one).I've already installed this distro on the old PC I use for tinkering (on it's internal drive), but I want to use Linux with my laptop without touching the internal drive (a common sce ...

Ubuntu Not enough space to upgrade to 10.04: why is 9.10's / partition so full?!

I'm hoping that someone can make some suggestions here. I'm presently running 9.10, upgraded from the original 9.04. I want to upgrade to 10.04. However, when I run the update from within the Update Manager, I get the error message:"Not enough free disk spaceThe upgrade is now aborted. The upgr ...

Help with exFAT -long story-

The QuestionDoes anyone know of a program or utility that could copy all my files from an exFAT partition to a FAT32 Partition for Fedora?the Hardware1: Toshiba Satelllite P205D-S7802 laptop: with a 250GB harddrive that I just riped out of a Cheap, all plastic External enclosure, today. 2: external ...

Mepis install to external hard drive won't boot.

I liked the Mepis 64 bit version and it seemed to run fine on my Acer Laptop from the live CD. I had installed Sue10.2 to a external WD Passport drive and Suse would boot up fine from it. No dual boot, just have bios read USB drives for boot up ahead of internal hard drive. However Suse didn't recog ...

Ubuntu Multiboot USB Flash Drive...how to?

I'm relatively new to the Linux scene and I've been experimenting with Ubuntu (among other flavors of Linux) for about a month or so to get used to the new OS. I do have a few questions though...I'm trying to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive. I have about 6.6 GB (about 12 different builds: 10 OSs, ...

Ubuntu Cannot Mount Volumne

When I attempted to mount a WD PassPort USB flash drive I received the following message: Cannot mount volume - Unable to mount the volum 'WD Passport 2009.2.5' - Details $LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0.0) Filed to mount '/dev/sdc1": Operation not supported Mount is denied because NTFS i ...