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Old 08-14-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Storing data to an external device from my Aspire One


I have an Aspire One with Linux operating system.

I have an external hard drive that I want to save data to from my Aspire One however when I try I get a message that the external hard drive is full.

I know it isn't full and when I use the external hard drive on my other pc with Window 7 it is fine.

I am assuming my problem is something to do with the ACER Aspire One

Any ideas?

thanks

trevorj
 
Old 08-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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When you try to connect the external device, do you mount it? Please post the output of 'sudo fdisk -l' so I can see just what device file your external HDD is.
 
Old 08-15-2010, 04:14 AM   #3
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External device

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
When you try to connect the external device, do you mount it? Please post the output of 'sudo fdisk -l' so I can see just what device file your external HDD is.
Kenny thank you for your reply. I am sorry but my linux knowledge is only at beginner level.
What does "mounting it mean" - what do I have to do?
AND
What is the output of "sudo fdisk"
The external hard disk is a Maxstor
 
Old 08-15-2010, 04:33 AM   #4
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Dear Kenny, I think I may have figured out what you mean. The output of sudo fdisk is as follows: -

Usage: fdisk [-l] [-b SSZ] [-u] device
E.g.: fdisk /dev/hda (for the first IDE disk)
or: fdisk /dev/sdc (for the third SCSI disk)
or: fdisk /dev/eda (for the first PS/2 ESDI drive)
or: fdisk /dev/rd/c0d0 or: fdisk /dev/ida/c0d0 (for RAID devices)
 
Old 08-15-2010, 05:55 AM   #5
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Output of fdisk -l (note that it's a lowercase L)
Code:
wim@desktop1:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for wim: 

Disk /dev/sda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2e192e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        3264    26218048+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            3265       26892   189791910    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            3265        7180    31455238+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6            7181       10444    26218048+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda7           10445       13708    26218048+  83  Linux
/dev/sda8           13709       13838     1044193+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9           13839       26892   104856223+  83  Linux
wim@desktop1:~$
Above without external HD connected (note that yours will more than likely be different); below with external HD connected (difference in red italic)
Code:
wim@desktop1:~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2e192e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        3264    26218048+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2            3265       26892   189791910    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            3265        7180    31455238+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6            7181       10444    26218048+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda7           10445       13708    26218048+  83  Linux
/dev/sda8           13709       13838     1044193+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9           13839       26892   104856223+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7640962d

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1       38913   312568641    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
wim@desktop1:~$
 
Old 08-19-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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external hard disc

Sorry but are you saying I should type in the code as you have written it above
 
Old 08-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #7
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Cut and paste into a terminal window, then press the enter key:
Code:
sudo fdksk -l
(that's a lower case "L", not the number "1"
 
Old 08-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #8
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Is the external hard drive formatted as NTFS ? I had the same issues, if it is you just need 3g-ntfs to mount it and you're good to go
 
  


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