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Started by Melissa, August 13, 2013, 03:32:13 PM

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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

QuoteHas it got hidden files?

No, a small part of the file system is always used .. nothing to worry about.

If there are hidden files, just select "Show hidden files" (Ctrl+H) in your file manager, and they'll be displayed.
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Melissa

Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 15, 2013, 11:57:41 PM
QuoteHas it got hidden files?

No, a small part of the file system is always used .. nothing to worry about.

If there are hidden files, just select "Show hidden files" (Ctrl+H) in your file manager, and they'll be displayed.

Ok, thanks.
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Ja wanna tek a looksee at the external HDD now .. or some other time ?
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Melissa

Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 16, 2013, 12:04:32 AM
Ja wanna tek a looksee at the external HDD now .. or some other time ?

Yeah could do..it is a Maktor HDD ( not the ones with the Star Trek programmes on)- but has files on it - most of my files- can it still be formatted without losing them?
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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Probably not.

Plug it in, and send the output from:
sudo fdisk -l
and
sudo blkid
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Melissa

If it means losing the files I am happy to keep it formatted to Linux thanks.
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Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

We don't know that it IS formatted "for Linux" yet .. and we won't unless you post that output.

it could just be a file system error.
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Melissa

Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 16, 2013, 12:40:06 AM
We don't know that it IS formatted "for Linux" yet .. and we won't unless you post that output.

it could just be a file system error.

Ok will do that....
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Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

When you type yoour password in the terminal, nothing will be echoed to screen, not even ******

But it IS going in, so just type it and hit enter.

if it says it's wrong .. make sure caps lock isn't on.
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Melissa

sudo fdisk -l
comes up but won't let me enter password- just flashes and keyboard won't work when i try to type it. Not got  the HD open
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Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Melissa

Ah I see ok!

sudo fdisk -l


Disk /dev/sda: 8012 MB, 8012390400 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 974 cylinders, total 15649200 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000251bd

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048    13572095     6785024   83  Linux
/dev/sda2        13574142    15648767     1037313    5  Extended
/dev/sda5        13574144    15648767     1037312   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2f3dcc1b

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               2   312581807   156290903    b  W95 FAT32
[email protected] ~ $ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="90b0568d-1619-4aa3-87ad-c70b98228bdb" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda5: UUID="afd20587-0b09-484e-b00e-73f33611edf3" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="MAXTOR" UUID="8826-13E8" TYPE="vfat"

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Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

OK, the external HDD is already formatted as FAT32, so SHOULD be read and writeable by both Windows and Linux.

If Windows can't read it .. next time it's plugged into a Windows machine, run chkdsk on it to check/fix the file system.

Running a file system check from windows "shouldn't" delete any files .. but just in case it's always a good idea to bacjup what you can't afford to loose anyway.

So far Windows has been reading a USB stick it really shouldn't .. and not reading a HDD it really should, considering it's using a Windows file system.

In reality .. the best thing you could do is copy everything off that drive .. then format it as NTFS rather than FAT32 .. then copy everything back
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Melissa

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QuoteOK, the external HDD is already formatted as FAT32, so SHOULD be read and writeable by both Windows and Linux.

oK....

QuoteIf Windows can't read it .. next time it's plugged into a Windows machine, run chkdsk on it to check/fix the file system.

Will do if I ever need to, thanks.


QuoteRunning a file system check from windows "shouldn't" delete any files .. but just in case it's always a good idea to bacjup what you can't afford to loose anyway.

Ok...

QuoteSo far Windows has been reading a USB stick it really shouldn't .. and not reading a HDD it really should, considering it's using a Windows file system.


What do you expect with an inferior OS? :P Actually it never read either and I suspect it wiped off the files on the stick as they read fine on my Linux netbook. I then went to a printing shop stuck it into his Micros**t and they were all GONE!


QuoteIn reality .. the best thing you could do is copy everything off that drive .. then format it as NTFS rather than FAT32 .. then copy everything back

I will do when I get the new HD in this netbook- it hasn't the disk space for all this right now, poor thing!

Thanks for all that Mark. You have been a great help once again.
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Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

No problem .. gimme a shout when you have the new HDD, and we'll fix the old one :)
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Melissa

I have it, just waiting for the Linux guys to get the time to put it in. It's a big job been told- my system has to be cloned on it, files saved etc.
Goodnight..time for bed!
My computers:
Acer Chromebook
Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9.


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