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Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:03 PM
Posted 02 February 2016 - 06:25 PM
Download Puppy Tahrpup linux here. Burn the iso and boot the CD. At the Puppy Desktop attach your Verbatim external drive. A small USB icon will appear next to your optical drive icon. Click once on the USB icon. Puppy will mount the USB external and a File Manager will open. Do you see your files?
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 February 2016 - 06:25 PM.
Posted 03 February 2016 - 05:08 PM
Posted 03 February 2016 - 05:28 PM
It's possible the USB bridge card has failed. Some of the portable drives have the bridge card integrated with the PCB and micro USB connector soldered in place. Some are built where you can pull the drive from the enclosure and attach it to another computer internally or by using a USB enclosure. A USB adapter can also be used.
If your verbatim is like the one in this video, it's possible to pull the drive and remove the USB bridge card. If the drive has the USB connector is soldered to the drives PCB then you will need to use a professional data recovery service. It may be necessary to use the service even if you can connect the drive via USB depending on the condition of the drive.
Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:11 PM
Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:19 PM
Just to clarify, you did boot Puppy and it showed as a multi flash reader? Puppy should take any drivers you listed out of the picture as it uses it's own USB drivers. Being linux based, Puppy should be able to see the files on the drive unless they were encrypted.
Posted 04 February 2016 - 02:56 PM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:03 PM
Linux Mint will work fine also. Can your detect the drive with Mint?
Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:17 PM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:44 PM
When you say the computer will not boot when installed, are you booting mint from a DVD?
Attach the drive after Linux Mint Boots. Can you access the drive? If not then open terminal and type
post the output
Edited by JohnC_21, 04 February 2016 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:08 PM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:17 PM
When you connected the USB hard drive it should have automatically opened a File Manager window showing the contents of the drive.
It is not a 1 but a lowercase "L"
for Mint you need to type
sudo fdisk -l
This will give you an output. Do you see your USB hard drive listed? You can also check by typing Disks in the Search Box (click the Menu button). It will give a graphic of all drives attached.
Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:31 PM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:35 PM
Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:40 PM
I just did sudo fdisk -l on my Mint DVD and it listed all disks attached including the USB flash drive.
sudo fdisk -l
does not work then use
the command needs to be in all lower case. Is the internal HDD of your computer also 500 GB?
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