External Hard Drive Not Staying Connected

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  1. Mar 2, 2018 #101 of 135
    P Smith

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    That's good ! Remember, you could use sudo command to become a root user.
    BTW, what speed of the copy USB-USB drives on the PC ? Say for 500 GB data ?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2018 #102 of 135
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    Do not know. Can not even copy files so the copy speed now is like zero.

    The reply seems simple enough but how do I use this Sudo command?

    I was sent this.

    To me that looks like a foreign language. If only Windows could see the files. This copying plan would have been done by now.



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  3. Mar 2, 2018 #103 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    No wonder Linux is free. Who would purchase such a complicated programme.


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  4. Mar 3, 2018 #104 of 135
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    Here is a thought. Since I can copy a external hard drive other than the one that DISH Hopper formatted. My Windows computer can see the files. I could then transfer the files to the newer Hopper external hard drive. That should work shouldn't it?


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  5. Mar 3, 2018 #105 of 135
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    yes, just stay with copying between disharc folders
     
  6. Mar 3, 2018 #106 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Great. With Linux I am able to see which folders have recordings.


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  7. Mar 3, 2018 #107 of 135
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    Copying under way. Should take about 5 hours. One this is done I will copy those files over to the newer external hard drive.

    What is included in these copies? I know that I do not have 4008 recordings.

    By the way the directory called DISH Recordings is what I named the destination folder so not be confused with the Hoppers folder creation.

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  8. Mar 3, 2018 #108 of 135
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    Some how I stopped the transfer by tapping the space bar to wake the computer up. Then I started the transfer again. The original transfer was up to liket 1000. Now when I restarted the transfer the number transferred started at zero. Now the progress is at 670. In the new DISH ARK folder tyere are now 1935 files. Each time I check properties the amount of files gets bigger. So does the copying progress start where it ended before or start over?


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  9. Mar 4, 2018 #109 of 135
    P Smith

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    should be "DishArc"
    the copy doing full copy each time
     
  10. Mar 4, 2018 #110 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Well even the files were successfuly transferred to the non hopper external hard drive Linux still would not me copy the files to the new
    external hard drive I want the filed transferred to. But, Windows as user friendly as it can be is letting me transfer the files now. I used Ex2 Volume Manager to assign a drive letter to one of the 495gb partitions on the external drive that I want to use with Hopper. There are two 495 GB partitions on the Hopper external Hard Drive. Do not know if I chose the correct one or not. Would that make any difference?

    Looks like it will take some time to transfer the files. But, that is OK. At least this is working.


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  11. Mar 4, 2018 #111 of 135
    P Smith

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    you will check it on hopper soon :)
     
  12. Mar 4, 2018 #112 of 135
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    True. If this does not work I will have the dame peeps come over that used my Dell XPS 18 battery with a installation.

    Will let you know what happens. Do you think it matters which 495 GB partition that I choose?


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  13. Mar 4, 2018 #113 of 135
    P Smith

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    nope, you could shuffle recordings between the folders, but you'll to find a way to revel show's names first and make a lookup table to generic file's names
     
  14. Mar 4, 2018 #114 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Great. The files quit copying. Do I disconnected the hard drive from the Windows computer. Plugged hard Drive back in and Windows and Next Volume manager did not see the hard Drive. But, Hopper did not have any problems seeing the hard drive or its files aster connecting hard Drive back to hopper.


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  15. Mar 4, 2018 #115 of 135
    P Smith

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    yes, uner Win you'll need Ext2FS program to see folders/files of EXT2 partitions the EHD
     
  16. Mar 4, 2018 #116 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    True, now I need to have Ex2 see the hard drive.


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  17. Mar 4, 2018 #117 of 135
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    Well...I finally received the Linux disk. Hopefully when installing this version there will be an option to copy these files.


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  18. Mar 4, 2018 #118 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I decided to install Linux Mint instead of operating from the disk itself. The disk booted up quite well but, wayyyyyyy to sloooooooooo.


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  19. Mar 5, 2018 #119 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    Well I am glad that I purchased this Linux Mint. Very simple. All one does to get permission to copy files like I have been wanting to do all this time in Mint is simply right click on desktop, choose open as ROOT choose file system. From there is simply copy and paste. Working quite well so far.


    Never saw the open as ROOT by right clicking on desktop on the other version Ubuntu.
    Here are some photographs.

    Will let these files copy over night. If this works and I can look at the shows on the new external hard drive I will be one happy puppy.

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  20. Mar 5, 2018 #120 of 135
    Spice Girl

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    I checked the files today. Looks like the copy was a success. Now I am hoping that when I hook this newer external hard drive up I will not be asked to format.


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