External Backup Disk Drive

Ramesh Rao rameshrao55 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 25 00:33:26 UTC 2013

Hi Charles,

I have posted the text  file at http://www.kiduvinhouse.net/share/disk.txt  Plz take a look.

I would think USB disk is partioned as "primary".  Gparted had designated the logical device name as /dev/sdc1. This is what "lsblk" prints out. /dev/sdb1 in the output is one large file system and I think this too is "primary". /dev/sdc1 is not sensed/detected by the OS.

ramesh at mozart:~$ lsblk


sda      8:0    0 232.9G  0 

├─sda1   8:1    0  54.9M  0 

├─sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 

├─sda5   8:5    0     2G  0 [SWAP]

├─sda6   8:6    0    20G  0 /

└─sda7   8:7    0 210.8G  0 /home

sdb      8:16   0 232.9G  0 

└─sdb1   8:17   0 232.9G  0 /data

sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 

ramesh at mozart:~$ 

Pl let me know if I have to partition/format USB external drive (Seagate Backup) differently. 

    Thanks a lot..

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:52:55 -0400
From: cbell44 at cfl.rr.com
To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: External Backup Disk Drive

    On 06/24/2013 06:44 PM, Ramesh Rao

              Steve, Bas, Douglas,


              I have created a text file containing first few hundred
              lines displayed on the console. It is at:

              The first few lines are:



              ramesh at mozart:~$ udevadm monitor

              monitor will print the received events for:

              UDEV - the event which udev sends out after rule

              KERNEL - the kernel uevent


              KERNEL[6718.694327] add     
              /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-10 (usb)

              KERNEL[6718.694685] add     
              /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-10/1-10:1.0 (usb)

              UDEV  [6718.745152] add     
              /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-10 (usb)

              KERNEL[6718.871857] add      /module/uas (module)

              UDEV  [6718.872398] add      /module/uas (module)

              KERNEL[6718.873515] add     

              KERNEL[6718.873663] add     

              KERNEL[6718.874800] add      /bus/usb/drivers/uas

              UDEV  [6718.874849] add      /bus/usb/drivers/uas

              KERNEL[6718.877857] add      /module/usb_storage (module)

              UDEV  [6718.878588] add      /module/usb_storage (module)

              KERNEL[6718.879622] add      /bus/usb/drivers/usb-storage

              UDEV  [6718.879672] add     
              /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb1/1-10/1-10:1.0 (usb)

              UDEV  [6718.882548] add     

              UDEV  [6718.882599] add      /bus/usb/drivers/usb-storage



              Plz let me know if you need anything else.


              Incidentally, as suggested by Bas, I did kdesudo into
              dolphin.. A screen shot of the Dolphin GUI is at 





              What is displayed are the two internal HDs. The external
              drive is not listed.


              Douglas, I am not using any extension chord. Using the one
              that came with the unit.


              Thanks again,



        > Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:06:45 +0200

          > Subject: Re: External Backup Disk Drive

          > From: magick.crow at gmail.com

          > To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com


          > My drive acted like that because I used a USB extension
          cable from my

          > computer to the USB cable of the HD. After I took that
          out, it worked

          > fine but for the cord being WAY to short.




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    I have been glancing at this without much attention, therefore,

    I wondering if you tried:

    sudo lshw | egrep -nA 23 disk >> disk.txt

    Which will give a list of all disks the OS sees.  

    A second question, did you format the USB disk as primary?

    If you did then no OS booting off another primary disk will

    ever "see" that disk.  GPartEd will see it but it will never 

    register with the OS that is NOT booting from it.


    Charles Bell

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