View Full Version : [all variants] Can Ubuntu handle external drives?

April 29th, 2010, 05:33 PM

according to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/117713, Ubuntu (kernel?) cant handle some external drives. Does this still apply? How can one determine if one is affected?

Half a year ago I deployed an Atom-machine to act as a home-server, doing torrents, NAS and a few other things. I migrated all my data from over the years to a 1.5 TB Western Digital drive, formatted HFS+ with journal off. This to be able to plug it into a computer running OS X.

I unmounted it a few times, to use it in OS X, i used 'umount' as I am accustomed to. By now the mac has complained several times about file system corruption and I have resolved them with fsck.hfsplus and a OS X app called Diskwarrior.

But, a week ago I noticed that several directories were mysteriously empty. It turns out that large parts of my data are corrupted.

Is this normal nowadays? The 4 year old launchpad-bug seems to go unnoticed....

April 29th, 2010, 05:49 PM
I own a 1.5TB external iomega
it has no problems working with ubuntu
but thats only one brand...

January 26th, 2011, 09:09 AM
well, if ur still listening.....
Western digital hard disks seem to have no problem with Ubuntu.
If something was coming up as corrupt, well its corrupt.
its been almost a year and I have no problems with either the Iomega or Western Digital HD's. No corruptions, no problems.