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Old 04-29-2013, 05:27 AM   #1
mitagoamigo
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Not able to detect external hard disk


hello

I recently bought Seagate 1 tb external hard disk. I have windows 7 in my PC, its in NTFS format.. I want to take all the backup and installed Linux is in my PC. now the problem is that Seagate HD is also in NTFS. it either supports NTFS or exfat. now I want this to detect be detected in both windows and Linux.. is it possible?

can anyone help me.. plsss...

I'm very new to Linux..

-mitago
 
Old 04-29-2013, 05:55 AM   #2
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It is not clear to me what you are trying to do .
Linux can detect both NTFS and XFAT
But windows can only use xfat on a secondary drive .
So you can not install windows 7 on a drive with xfat
NTFS and xfat are not linux native .
ext3 or ext4 are linux native

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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Let us know distro and version of Linux you are using. On Many linux distro, you may need to install ntfs driver before using ntfs formatted disk. For basic information you can browse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS-3G

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #4
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this is my problem

I use windows 7 as my physical machine and installed Linux in a virtual machine.. now the expandable storage is in NTFS file system.. Linux is not mounting as its in NTFS fs.. so pls let me know the solution..

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It is not clear to me what you are trying to do .
Linux can detect both NTFS and XFAT
But windows can only use xfat on a secondary drive .
So you can not install windows 7 on a drive with xfat
NTFS and xfat are not linux native .
ext3 or ext4 are linux native
 
Old 05-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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tried ntfs-3g

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Let us know distro and version of Linux you are using. On Many linux distro, you may need to install ntfs driver before using ntfs formatted disk. For basic information you can browse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS-3G

Thanks
hi vishesh

I use red hat Linux 5.
I tried to install ntfs-3g.. I downloaded rpm from internet but it showed me list of errors asking me for dependencies.. I downloaded those as well, but however some of those are showing errors while installing and some of them are not found.. so pls let me how I can install ntfs-3g with all dependencies automatically?
 
Old 05-01-2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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I want to take all the backup and installed Linux is in my PC.
Backup of which one - host Windows or guest Linux? And how did you try to detect/mount external H/D in your VM? Once connect the H/D to your system and invoke:
Code:
~# fdisk -l
Also do you see something like /dev/sdb after connecting the external H/D?
In addition, invoke 'dmesg' after you plug in the disk.
Code:
~# dmesg
 
Old 05-01-2013, 03:52 AM   #7
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1. I hope this 'red hat Linux 5.' is RHEL5.
2. no point in using RHEL unless you are a paying for it, in order to get updates, new SW etc.
If you want a free version of RHEL, use CENTOS.
(BTW, latest is 6.4)
3. In either case, don't try to just download random rpm from the net, this isn't MS.
Use the correct repositories and the yum cmd, which will automatically take care of dependencies for you.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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Also, check to that the virtualizer you are using supports USB connections. VirtualBox-OSE, for one, does not.
 
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