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?
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 installed; I use Ubuntu exclusively), two drives appear on the desktop. One is, of course, the main hard drive itself, and the other is that WD SmartWare (for Mac) which I understand is built into the firmware.Now it's easy enough to just unmount that WD SmartWare drive every time it appears (or just ignore
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 'f' disc used to.
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 brand name escapes me). I replaced the slave drive (but not before trying to replace the master without realizing what I was doing), and it just looped the between the post screen and the Windows 98 load screen. Now it gives me a "Invalid Command.com Enter ..... interpreter (eg C:\command.com)
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: - my external drive, WD essentials 2.2 TB, stopped working recently, about 6 months after installation of dual boot.Facts: - still detected, though SMART does not detect it.- XP still detects it - cant access files though. *- Ubuntu now detects a floppy drive, which I do not have.- power still worki
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!!!
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 with the exception of the install process. Same with the alternate disk.TIAshank1
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 before it, and any Windows machine or Mac I try it with now. lsusb sees it on the Ubuntu machine. It doesn't show up in df. I'm not really technical and have no idea how to approach this. This machine is almost 100% very old hardware and sort of on it's last legs, plus takes some fiddling every time I do
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 in Ubuntu when I try to play media or browse the drive. I suspect this is due to the file formatting, however I have too much data on the drive to reformat to a more Linux friendly format. I have no idea how to collect any kind of debugging data when this happens. Hopefully someone has a solution s
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 "dmesg" log file but I don't understand what it's saying (complete noob I'm afraid).Log output (I'm only pasting what seems to be related to the drive);[29214.345296] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage[29214.345300] USB Mass Storage support registered.[29214.346331] usb-storage: de
-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=N82E16822136073...but I'm seeing posts on this and other forums about possible compatibility problems with WD hard drives and Ubuntu. Hard to know how much to weight these reports--just random data points, or indicative of serious problems?Western Digital doesn't help much, when on this chart:http://www.wdc.com/
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/track, 7296 cylindersUnits = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytesDisk identifier: 0x14c3e5a5Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System/dev/sda1 * 1 6992 56163208+ 83 Linux/dev/sda2 6993 7296 2441880 5 Extended/dev/sda5 6993 7296 2441848+ 82 Linux swap / SolarisDisk /dev/sdb: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 b
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 but I still get an error that it is read only.Any thoughts?
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?
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 its fat32 but it was 'converted' from ntfs to fat32 in windows with partition magic instead of formatted. what should i use to wipe the drive clean and make it fat32 in ubuntu feisty?
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 drives in RAID1 which form the Os and the VMware filesystem (/vms) (sda, sdb)PATA drive:root@phantom:/proc# hdparm -Tt /dev/sda/dev/sda:Timing cached reads: 5680 MB in 2.00 seconds = 2841.67 MB/secTiming buffered disk reads: 114 MB in 3.04 seconds = 37.52 MB/secSATA drive:root@phantom:/proc# hdparm -Tt
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 to my WD USB hard drive (Western Digital Passport 160 GB), so could the problem be with the hard drive (maybe it's a memory stick, because it doesn't need external power source), because I have been able to install Mandriva Linux in year 2006 to my LaCie 160 GB USB hard drive (which has exte
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?
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 isn't.Look at the before and after info below, note the "is beyond EOD, enabling native capacity" and "is beyond EOD, truncated". How do I get the drive's partitions to be recognized by the kernel so I can mount them, with the end goal of getting access to my data again.===Before w
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 connecting it via USB but it does not mount it at all. I have been using it on Windows XP to manually back up my files at least once a month. I recently got a nasty virus that I can't seem to get rid of on Windows and chose to install Ubuntu. I cannot currently access the hard drive through Windows
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 Board1GRUB Loading.error no such partitionGRUB rescue>performed 'ls' returned(hd0) (hd0,1)Tried to install 9.10 to see if fixed, Nope same error.After search on google tried install 9.10 again but change partition to use 80g of disk.Now have the followingGRUB Loading.error no such partitionGRUB rescu
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 properly. I would like to have this hard drive accessable because I have close to 50gb of music/video on my 2nd drive. Any help is much appreciated.
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 silent.I have laptop mode turned off both on ac and on battery, cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode always gives me 0I have set sudo hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda OR sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda but the noise when I unplug is there no matter what, with this hdparm setting or without.I have turned off gnome power mana
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 shared in the network publically, without any password restrictions.I can access smb://netcenter and see the folders. I can go into the folders and open files. I can even mount //netcenter/music to /media/mp3 without a problem.After accessing for a while though (doing a number of ls's in a terminal, scan
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 drives work with the same cables, ports).I tried on a M3N78-VM Asus motherboard and a Abit AB9. I tried booting into vista on one just to see if I could see it in the disk manager, but of course it wasn't there.Any help would be appreciated.
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: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18444)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\bin\asghost.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program
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 the network.Here's the list of everything that attacked my computer, most of everything were blocked by my firewall, but these are the ones that somehow made it through: 'TR/Crypt.ASPM.Gen [trojan]''ADSPY/AdSpy.Gen3 [adware]TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen [trojan]TR/Crypt.PEPM.Gen [trojan]R/Unpacked.Gen [trojan]
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 probably three years. I was able to go to McAfee's site and download a copy of my subscribed Security Center suite and it installed ok. I ran a scan and nothing came up. It appears to me based on a review of my Event Viewer application log, that I did not have any antivirus on this pc from 5/19/11 until
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 just opens to a window that has pictures of how to plug in the external hard drive. This doesn't help at all.This is strange because when I plug in my flash drive, it's accessed immediately and I can see my files. But when I plug in my WD external hard drive, it gives me unhelpful pictures and not the
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 WDC250BB-55GUA0). The operation failed.Details:Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda1 is already mounted on /mount failedUnder disk utility it says it's device name is /dev/sdb. I've also tried automounting this with NTFS Config Tool, with no l
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 guides in order to partition the drive correctly, however I don't think that I did everything right.Here is what I get from fdisk:Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectorsUnits = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytesSector size (logic
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 the first format of the drive using Lucid (Kernel 2.6.34) and gparted (latest) I can get ~ 56 MB/s transfer speed from /dev/sdb to /dev/sdc (the advanced format drive). Upon reboot speeds drop to ~ 330 KB/s. Abysmal, to say the least.I've followed the directions here (http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.
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 instead of my tower to save power and just run the laptop 24x7 pretty much and the tower when I need it and during the day I keep it on but anyway's. I copied a lot of files over to the external drive, disconnected it and pluged it back over to my laptop running windows and none of the files were shown, t
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
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/Unlock.exe[/media/WD SmartWare/Unlock.exe]End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is nota zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In thelatter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found onthe last disk(s) of this archive.note: /media/WD
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?
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 read that the drive can be partitioned with GParted and have printed out the instructions to do so. My question is: will the WD SmartWare software work with Linux or do I need to download something else to actually run the drive. I figured I'd better ask some questions before doing anything permanent
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: Unrecovered read error[ 3890.626189] end_request: I/O error, dev sdc, sector 6442360[ 3890.626200] Buffer I/O error on device sdc1, logical block 805039[ 3893.193152] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdc] Unhandled sense code[ 3893.193162] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE[ 3893.193170]
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 Laptop and decided to switch to Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit OS.Before switching, I took back up of all my data in WD Passport External Hard disk which is 500 GB in size.But after installing Ubuntu, I tried to restore my data and to my surprise I couldnt do it because WD has Password Protect feature which needs
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-parted (which sees all partitions on my machine expect this external hard drive). How can I get this silly thing to work. I have used other external hard drives with out a problem and my memory stick (flash disks) work fine. Ps: it comes with pre-loaded software to back up system (that only works for
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 windows softwareWhen I plugged it into the desktop the ntfs partition and the virtual CD showed up twice.I then deleted the ntfs partition and created an ext3 one in its place named backup1In my laptop the WD smartware virtual CD and backup1 show up in the recently plugged device listOn the desktop WD sma
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 want a clear 500 GB HD to put what I want to, when I want to, and the way I want to.But they sent that to me (sd command) one HD:/dev/sr0 456948 456948 0 100% /media/cdrom0/dev/sdb1 487700444 81271596 406428848 17% /media/My Passport/dev/sr1 456948 456948 0 100% /media/WD SmartWarethat has 2 cd-rom par
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 of my new drive. Also, a BIOS update is not available via Biostar.I've been working with Debian for a few months and am getting comfortable with the command prompt but I have a ways to go. My end objective is to pitch Windows altogether.I have seen snippets of information stating that I can somehow
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 left for a long while, but would recover with a reboot. I need the use of this machine ASAP.Same thing happened today, I rebooted and this time was told the drive was missing windows\system32\hal.dll. I created a new boot floppy from my XP laptop which essentially seems to be Win Me, that I understand
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?
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 to bios and it was recognized as slave, Then booted up, went to /fdisk and it was recognized ok, Now how do I get into it to use? My /boot grub dosen't show it either. What's the next step?
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 is a firmware update fix however, but first I need to make the drive accessible via BIOS, the methods currently out there however, might be too risky and I still have my warranty.Now my question is, since I lost my original antistatic bag, what can I substitute for it so that I can safely carry thi
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 recognize my wireless network like Mepis did without any tweaking. So I thought i would replace the Suse with Mepis and selected to install to the existing Partitions. It seemed to install OK but couldn't find any OS when booting up. I then selected option of install to whole hard disk with grub on root.
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 for music and vids)hda6 - 3.91gb, 2.13gb used (ext3: mount point for / )hda7 - 7.81gb, 7.36gb used (ext3: mount point for /home )hda8 - 8.07gb, 4.39gb used (ext3: mount point for /usr )hda9 - 1.46gb, (linux swap) Originally just wanted to experiment again with linux and so didn't allocate too much to
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 to redo it.PS I have tried a command like dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb however I do not seem to get any reponse good or bad when I use it.