Ubuntu WD Smartware Drive

All,I have a WD Smartware external HD, that runs fine on all but one Ubuntu box. The box that does not recognize it correctly does show it but only the install files and not any of the files shares actually on the drive.Not sure how I get this drive to work. Does anyone know? ...

Ubuntu WD SmartWare - Mac

It's a very long story, but the gist is I have a Western Digital My Book Studio 1 TB External Hard Drive.This particular hard drive [WDBAAJ0010HSL-NESN] has the Mac-specific WD SmartWare installed.Whenever I attach the drive to my Acer Extensa 5620-6419 computer (on which I have Ubuntu 9.10 installe ...

Ubuntu Reformat WD External Drive

Just bought a 'my passport essential' wd external drive. Before putting anything on it I want to get ridof the partition that holds a windows exe for backing up and some security features.Not sure whether its a hidden partition but wondered whether the on-board disk utility could achieve the same as ...

WD Hard Drive Trouble

I am having some serious software issues now that I tried to install this new hard drive. I have a Packard Bell 880 (I'm not the original owner, so I wasn't sure of much of anything about it), and have a Maxtor 3.2GB as the master drive. Until I put in the WD, I had a 1.6 as the slave drive (the bra ...

Ubuntu WD external drive detected as a floppy

Greetings, ):PBeen using Ubuntu to extend the life of my hard drive. I'm not very familiar with the inner workings of Linux, but I know computers well. I've searched for an answer for a while, so I feel like this is my last option. My System: - Ubuntu 10.04, gnome environment. Dual boot XP.Problem: ...

Ubuntu Cannot Read WD Hard Drive

Hi, I have a simple WD external USB hard drive, but when I plug it into my computer nothing happens. Not only is there nothing popping up, but I cannot access it through the file browser. The light on the hard drive turns on as usual. Please help!!! ...

Ubuntu 9.10 install doesn't recognize WD Raptor drive

Attempting a new install of 9.10 and can't get past partitioning as drive is not recognized. My WD raptor 360gd-00fla2 is working fine with 9.04 and gparted sees it and and so does gparted in the 9.10 live disk. I have modified my partitions with the 9.10 live disk. Everything disk related works wit ...

Ubuntu can't see WD external drive?

I have a 1tb WD Elements USB external hard drive with a single FAT32 partition and Ubuntu 10.4 w/ full updates. The drive and my bios/mobo have never played nice together -they've never posted with the drive plugged in- but everything about the drive worked perfectly in Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows befor ...

Ubuntu WD External Drive Freezes in 10.10

I currently dual boot Vista and Ubuntu 10.10 which both run from their own internal hard drives. I keep my media on a WD Elements 2.0 TB external drive formatted with NTFS. The drive works perfectly in Vista and Windows 7, and I can access the disk in Ubuntu. After a few minutes, I get a hard freeze ...

Ubuntu USB WD Elements drive will not stay mounted

I've just purchased a Western Digital Elements 1tb USB drive. My problem is that when I first plug it into my Toshiba Satellite laptop it mounts then shortly after (usually within 5 min) it's no longer mounted.Works fine with Windows XP on same laptop.Did some reading and managed to get a "dmes ...

WD hard drive compatibility w/Ubuntu

-I'm building a home/office machine for the usual general tasks and want to use Ubuntu as my primary OS.Was considering this Western Digital hard drive:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168221360 ...

Ubuntu WD Hard Drive Suddenly Goes to Read Only, other posts dont seem to help

today my WD external hard drive just set everything to read only so I can't add/delete anything. I'm not sure exactly what caused it and other posts online don't really seem to work for me. I'm on Ubuntu 9.10blake@Ruiner:~$ sudo fdisk -lDisk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/ ...

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 USB WD hard drive is RW only by root ...

I am using one of those mini USB hard drives -- the Western Digital 250GB.I issue the following:sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/WD... but only root can write to this hard drive. Ordinary users can read but not write.Is there a way to use the mount command to mount a device as r/w for everyone? ...

Ubuntu reformat WD 40GB drive to fat32

i have an external 40GB WD HDD. i need to reformat the drive to fat32. before you ask why ill tell you. i have a pioneer dv-400v dvd player that has a USB port, it will play divx files from the usb drive but it has to be fat32 and not ntfs or ext3.my drive is auto mounted on plugin, and system says ...

Ubuntu WD 1TB drive poor performance

So i have this new system i put together and it's performing miserably in the IO department . It's a Gigabyte EP35-DS3P, Q6600 running GutsyI've got 4 WD 1TB drives in a RAID5 array, and dm-crypt sits on that (/data filesystem - not used by host or Vmware systems)(sdc-sdf)I've got 2x 320 GB PATA dri ...

Ubuntu Stuck With Installing to WD USB Drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 7.10 (Desktop Version, 64bit) with my other laptop (HP Pavilion dv5037EA), but for over an hour I'm still stuck at the "Installing System" "15%" window (I'm installing the Finnish version, so sorry if my translation is incorrect).I'm trying to install ...

Ubuntu Gutsy does not detect WD hard drive

So a while ago I posted about the fact that gutsy does not recognize my WD IDE hard drive.Was this bug ever fixed? Should I re-download the 700 mb install file? or should I just intall gutsy on a new hard drive? ...

Ubuntu External HDD (WD 3TB drive) mounted fine under 9.04 not under 10.10

Laptop was running Ubuntu 9.x (.04 i think) I successfully used a Western Digital (WD) My Book Essential 3TB HDD without problems for long time. Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and then 10.10 this weekend and external HDD doesn't work. I have all logs from before when it was working and now from when it is ...

Ubuntu WD hard drive won't mount

I have a Western Digital 500gb hard drive. I have it connected via firewire and it says that it mounts and will create an icon on the desktop but when I click on it to review the files it says: "Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 32: mount: /dev/sdf1: can't read superblock"I tried ...

Ubuntu Grub Loading error no such partition on ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2 board wd 250g drive

This is driving me crazy. History:- bought 2 x 2nd hand motherboards on ebay :- ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2 with AMD Sempron 64 2800+- Board1 - installed ubuntu server 9.04 on 40g drive works great- Board2 - installed ubuntu server 9.04 on wd250g drive recieved error after install using same options as Boar ...

Ubuntu 2nd WD Hard Drive not recognized.

New here, I'm running newest version of Ubuntu. I have my factory 30GB hard drive that is recognized in Ubuntu. My question is can anyone help me figure out why Ubuntu wont recognize my 2nd internal 120GB Western Digital Hard Drive... Windows recognizes it perfect, so I know everything is wired prop ...

Ubuntu My WD hard drive is driving me crazy! cycle count/clicking noise/laptop mode related?

I've bought a new western digital scorpio hard drive "WD1600BEVS" for my thinkpad X60s laptop.With intrepid fresh installed when I unplug the cable and run on battery the hard drive starts making a loud noise, it starts spinning very noisy and sometimes it clicks. On AC it is perfectly sil ...

Accessing WD Netcenter Drive from Ubuntu

I looked all over the forums but I couldn't find someone with my exact problem. I saw a bunch of tips for mounting and unmounting, but trying that in different ways didn't help.Basically, I have a Western Digital netcenter drive on my network. It has a number of folders on it, all of which are share ...

Bios cannot detect new WD terabyte drive

I bought 2 drives, both the same, both from ncix.com, both 1 terabyte WDs. I've tried them in 2 computers with known working sata hard drives. I can't believe that I would've received 2 faulty Western Digital drives. All the settings are correct in the bios as far as I can tell (as I said other sata ...

My internet wont work from a trojan! p2p software killing me slowly!

I downloaded a program and installed it using a p2p program and now my internet wont work. I scanned with symantec but nothing came up. I ran a system scan with HijackThis v2.0.4 and this is what came up...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:34:56 AM, on 5/20/2010Platform: Windo ...

Help: A myriad of trojan, viruses, etc unleashed on my computer!

Well my computer was infected by a myriad of nasties, I've managed to destroy and delete most of them, but there's something still lurking around unnoticed to me preventing me from beig able to connect to online. I'm using a computer using the same network and the infected computer is uplugged from ...

McAfee uninstalled itself (and I didn't notice for three months)

I just noticed yesterday that I did not have McAfee Security Center installed any more. (beat myself up enough, thanks, but feel free to express shock and dismay.)When I looked on the pc yesterday morning, there was only a McAfee scan app in c:\program files\mcafee. I have had McAfee on it for proba ...

Ubuntu Help? Can't access WD external hard drive

I'm completely new to Linux, much less Ubuntu, so explain all your answers as if I'm dumb, please.I have a WD SmartWare external hard drive that has all my files backed up from when my Windows Vista crashed. When I plug it in to my USB port, it pops up on my desktop, but when I go to open it, it jus ...

Ubuntu Error mouting internal drive (WD 250gb ide)

I'm receiving an error while mounting a drive in Ubuntu 10.04. It's a 250gb WD IDE drive, internal. I'm using Disk Utility and I receive the following error while clicking on "Mount Volume" - An error occurred while performing an operation on "250" (Partition 1 of ATA WDC WDC250B ...

Ubuntu hard drive setup - 4096B sectors, WD EARS

I am trying to set up a new hard drive I got for my machine but and running into some issues. The drive is a new WD EARS drive that uses 4096B sectors, instead of 512B sectors. I heard that Ubuntu 10.10 was patched to work with this, but I don't know if thats true or not.I have been reading a few gu ...

Ubuntu WD Advanced Format Drive 4096 Byte speed issues

everyone, I've got a 2 TB WD Green Drive. It's one of those advanced format drives with 4096 byte sectors instead of whatever the normal is. Needless to say, I'm suffering from many of the performance issues others are, specifically, speed.Here's what I'm encountering:I just want one partition. Upon ...

Laptop running windows / pc Ubuntu - 1TB drive wd mybook mounting problem

I felt this is the right forum to post this, hardware problem being 1b external hdd / laptop ehI have been using my WD External drive/mybook as they call it with Ubuntu, until now recently connected it to my laptop running windows vista, I know it sucks but I just got this laptop and using it instea ...

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 ...

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 cannot mount external hard drive

Hi, when attaching an external 1TB hard drive I was given (with a lot of files already on it), I got the following error:"Unable to mount WD smartware - not authorized"This seems strange considering that I'm logged in as the user that installed the system. Any pointers? ...

Ubuntu Installing external hard drive that needs partitioning

OK guys and gals, I'm still a noob at Linux so bear with me. I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx and want to use an external hard drive to back up my system. I bought a 500 GB Western Digital My Book Essential (the same size as my hard drive). The problem is it's only formatted for Windows or Mac. I've re ...

Ubuntu Errors when mounting USB drive + slow transfer

this afternoon I noticed my external USB HDD was working very slowly. Even listing a directory via nautilus takes a good few seconds! This is the output of dmesg | tail:$ dmesg | tail[ 3890.626170] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdc] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] [ 3890.626179] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdc] Add. Sense: Un ...

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 Can not save to external hard drive

I have a WD My password essential external hard drive. In Windows xp, vistan and 7 I can use it fine, however, my Ubuntu (9.10) can not save to it. I keep getting the message "error while copying to WD Smartware, destination is read only". I have tried formating to NTFS, Fat 32, using G-pa ...

Ubuntu Portable hard drive recognised twice

At work I have access to a desktop and a laptop, both running Kubuntu9.10We have just acquired a western digital My Book - a USB 1TB drive.It was formatted as ntfsWhen I pugged into my laptop the ntfs partition showed up, named something relevant to the drive and so did the virtual CD full of window ...

Ubuntu Plug and DONT Play 500GB My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0

HiI'm using an external Western Digital Passport 500GB HDd bought from Dell store (500GB My Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 Midnight Black, Western Digital Part# WDBAAA5000ABK-NESNBN, Dell Part# A3328581) last year and (as every time for me with Dell store) I had a surprise:I just wan ...

Large Hard Drive Support - Debian 3.1

Good Evening,I have scoured the web looking for a clear understanding of how to utilize all 250GB of my new WD HD on my Debian installation. Of course, without 48-bit LBA support (my Biostar M5ALA isn't capable), I realize the BIOS's inability to suppport large hard drives means I can only use 137GB ...

BIOS sees drive that won't boot into Windows XP

I apologize that I'm not a user that logs on very often. I've been doing this close to 30 years now, I just haven't kept up with newer tech.I have an old Compaq with XP Pro installed and a new WD 250GB drive which was working fine. In the past 3 weeks or so, the machine has blue screened out when le ...

My Western Digital 120gb drive isnt recognised by Windows

Just bought a new 120gb WD hard drive. I plug it in, and Windows doesn't seem to recognise it. It pops up with "Found new Hardware", and the add hardware wizard simply says it is working properly. BIOS also shows the hard drive is there and working. Whats up? Do I need to format it? ...

Second Hard Drive?

In a pervious thread I was going to install an external usb HD, I decided to install the HD internally instead, So I did. Now I need some more help.I have Fedora 5 on my master 80 gig HD, with the latest kernel 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5.Just installed a second 20 gig WD hard drive with win xp as slave, Went ...

How should I package hard drive to bring to shop?

I bought a Seagate 7200.11 SD15A Firmware 500GBhard drive last December. Just today when I turned on the PC it got bricked i.e BIOS cannot detect it, for no reason and hangs at boot when I turn on autodetection of drives.I am guessing it is the dreaded BSY bug which still plagues people today. There ...

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 ...

new hard drive - what should I do with it?

Not sure if this is the right forum, but . . . Picked up an 8mb cache/7200 rpm/80gig WD hard drive at best buy for 20 after rebates. Now I need a plan.Here is the current sitution on my lone 80gig drive.hda1 - 29.65gb, 10gb used (ntfs - winXP)hda2 (extended)hda5 - 60.87gb, 23.57gb used (ext3: used f ...

hdb hda copy for new drive

have been running PclinuxOS 07 on hda 60GB run out of space now have drive split up as / and /home . I have installed new WD 250GB drive as slave. I want to move my root and /home dirs to hdb (new drive) and use hda as test drive.Can I do it ?I have everything set so sweet I just don't want to have ...