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WD hard wont work with Linux


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:38 AM

Yes....the title should read : WD Hard Drive wont work with Linux  :bubbles:

 

My son has a brand new WD hard drive...3 TB

he has reformatted the partition table

It works.

If it is then unplugged and plugged back in....it doesnt work...not recognised

 

Is this some kind of proprietary thing he is up against ??

 

??

 

yet it is recognised on a Windows pc


Edited by Condobloke, 08 May 2014 - 01:41 AM.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 02:44 AM

Google

 

"mount usb NTFS drive Linux" with any other key words that suit your situation.

 

The answer will come to the top of the pile quickly. It's a very common question.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

Also, are you sure the drive is not recognized instead of not mounted? When the drive is plugged in type this is a terminal to see if the drive is recognized 'fdisk -l'. This will give you a list of all your recognized hard drives.


Edited by MysteryMac, 14 May 2014 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:42 PM

Isn't GPT partitioning, rather than MBR, needed for HDD's over 2TB to "see" the entire drive?

 

Or does that apply to Windows only?

 

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Edited by cat1092, 17 May 2014 - 12:42 PM.

Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 05:42 PM

Isn't GPT partitioning, rather than MBR, needed for HDD's over 2TB to "see" the entire drive?

 

Or does that apply to Windows only?

 

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Well picked Cat...  :thumbup2:  I didn't even notice the 3TB drive size.

 

Here's a great article on it that answers most questions.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:19 PM

Had to think over a minute on it myself. Seems that I've read about drives over 2TB needing the GPT partitioning scheme in a couple of other places.

 

The Dell that I have (specs below) shipped with a 1TB HDD partitioned in GPT, though it was due to the way Windows 8 was setup, the Secure Boot & the extra partitions. Not that I kept it long, would have kept GPT & possibly should have for all of the partitioning, but my thoughts at the time were just to get Windows 8 & Secure Boot off of here. Well, GPT went with it, since I removed the HDD & set it aside just in case warranty service is needed.

 

The 250GB Samsung 840 EVO that I recently installed now dual boots both Windows 7 Pro & Dell OEM Windows 8, they provided me at no cost (overnight service, too) a Dell Windows 8 reinstall DVD w/out the junk software. That's how Dell solves the question of clean install on SSD's. But one has to request while in factory warranty (normally one year). Because who knows, I may want Windows 8 one day, or the OS that supersedes it. In that case, 8 is installed & ready for an upgrade.

 

Had I thought it out a little more, I'd have left GPT alone, just disabled Secure Boot & installed Windows 7 to the first SSD that I bought for it, the 120GB model. MBR does has it's quirks, though it's still popular to many.

 

Am going to soon install Linux Mint 17 x64 LTS to that 120GB Samsung 840 EVO.

 

Hopefully this solves the OP's question, the GPT matter. I just can't think of any other possible reason why Linux won't recognize it at the moment, except one other thing that also just came to mind. If the computer shipped with Windows 8, Secure Boot will also need to be disabled in the UEFI BIOS, there's a couple more settings, to ACHI & possibly Legacy depending on the computer. If this is such a computer, it may be best to check with the OEM site as to precise instructions for the model in question.

 

Or Google it. It's likely that someone else has posted instructions, somewhere, possibly via a YouTube video.

 

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:55 AM

All the answers are right there in the link I posted Cat...



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:39 AM

All the answers are right there in the link I posted Cat...

Yes & thanks for providing it, I have bookmarked the page for future reference. Lots of things there in easy to understand terms.

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:41 AM

Needs to be given a filesystem type (linux has a range of choices, the other guy doesnt) and mounted onto the directory tree - which makes LINUX UNLIMITLESSLY FLEXIBLE while the other guy is stuck in the muck.
just google "install and mount linux partition"
- also i dont know what your raid considerations are but there are other things to take into account as to your application of the partition.

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there are a lot of front running softy damage control public relations stunters looking to smear LINUX because of the volumes and reams of softy insufficiencies and failures. dont be one of them.




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