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Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:11:47 pm »
Greetings,
I have computer set up with two internal drives of 2T each and a portable drive of 2T.  When I plug in the portable drive it is recognized as a separate drive but once it is mounted shows the same name and mount point as the second internal hard disk.  If I try to open the portable drive I am shown the contents of the second storage drive inside the machine.  Both links point to the internal storage drive and I can find no way to open or access the external drive.  I've plugged the drive into an old Netbook running the same OS and don't seem to have the problem but the Netbook doesn't have the power to do what needs done.

I used the Disk manager to rename the portable drive and that changes the name of the internal storage drive as well.  The only thing the internal and portable drive have in common is the size.

I must be missing something but have run out of ideas and internet searches are not helping at all.

Thanks.
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 05:36:14 pm »
with the external disk attached, what's the output from:
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ls -al /dev/disk/by-uuid
and
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ls -al /dev/disk/by-id
and
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ls -al /dev/disk/by-label
and
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ls -al /mnt
and
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ls -al /media
and
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sudo blkid
and
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sudo fdisk -l
and
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mount
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 12:11:03 am »
Hi Matthew, welcome to the Peppermint forum. Check out this post from when I first mounted an external hard drive, good luck. https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,2626.0.html
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 03:02:00 pm »
with the external disk attached, what's the output from:
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ls -al /dev/disk/by-uuid

ls -al /dev/disk/by-uuid
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total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 300 Oct 21 14:25 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 160 Oct 17 03:10 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 0ba1f0a9-f883-481c-9edb-ec1a962d3d41 -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 21 14:22 16C70E2C238E5A24 -> ../../sdh1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 1c69bcbb-dbe1-4d06-be92-5c2012e7f80e -> ../../sda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 859c5d1e-1492-4849-819f-f4ef58d927b7 -> ../../sda11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 90207d38-2044-42b3-99cc-f009fff5f863 -> ../../sda9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 b3bb07c3-2994-46bf-99d0-d081fc04e3f7 -> ../../sda10
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 b7060370-5a49-4ea7-90fe-7b06dcb5a0fe -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 d70c4848-64a4-4979-916b-df0906b64502 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 dc3c942d-401d-4408-bed8-fff4c05a0fef -> ../../sda12
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 dd8e32e4-46ce-46f5-a1a4-cc92d7036fb7 -> ../../sda7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 de8b756f-11fd-4348-b8cf-ade21c3d3c21 -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 f3332b89-d42c-4bda-80a1-d644eec1dcce -> ../../sda8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 21 14:25 F474B7AA74B76DCC -> ../../sdg1

and
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ls -al /dev/disk/by-id

ls -al /dev/disk/by-id
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total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 860 Oct 21 14:25 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 160 Oct 17 03:10 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 ata-hp_DDVDW_TS-H653R_R3786GCS99977800 -> ../../sr0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part10 -> ../../sda10
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part11 -> ../../sda11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part12 -> ../../sda12
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part3 -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part4 -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part5 -> ../../sda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part6 -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part7 -> ../../sda7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part8 -> ../../sda8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3QBFD-part9 -> ../../sda9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3Z48G -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 ata-ST2000DM001-1ER164_Z4Z3Z48G-part1 -> ../../sdb1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 21 14:22 ata-ST3000DM008-2DM166_Z503A5MZ -> ../../sdh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 21 14:22 ata-ST3000DM008-2DM166_Z503A5MZ-part1 -> ../../sdh1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 usb-Generic-_Compact_Flash_058F63626476-0:1 -> ../../sdd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 usb-Generic-_MS_MS-Pro_058F63626476-0:3 -> ../../sdf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 20 12:19 usb-Generic-_SD_MMC_058F63626476-0:0 -> ../../sdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 usb-Generic-_SM_xD-Picture_058F63626476-0:2 -> ../../sde
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 21 14:25 usb-WD_My_Passport_0820_575835314141334D32353130-0:0 -> ../../sdg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 21 14:25 usb-WD_My_Passport_0820_575835314141334D32353130-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdg1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05 -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part10 -> ../../sda10
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part11 -> ../../sda11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part12 -> ../../sda12
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part3 -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part4 -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part5 -> ../../sda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part6 -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part7 -> ../../sda7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part8 -> ../../sda8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c50087285c05-part9 -> ../../sda9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c500874d5a88 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 wwn-0x5000c500874d5a88-part1 -> ../../sdb1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   9 Oct 21 14:22 wwn-0x5000c50091ec7bc2 -> ../../sdh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 21 14:22 wwn-0x5000c50091ec7bc2-part1 -> ../../sdh1
and
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ls -al /dev/disk/by-label

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ls -al /dev/disk/by-label
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 260 Oct 21 14:25 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 160 Oct 17 03:10 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 2T\x20Hard\x20Drive\x20HP -> ../../sdb1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 Debian8-boot -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 Debian8-home -> ../../sda12
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 Debian8-root -> ../../sda11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 Fedora23-boot -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 Fedora23-root -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 Fedora-home -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 Manjaro-boot -> ../../sda8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Oct 17 03:10 Manjaro-home -> ../../sda10
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 17 03:10 Manjaro-root -> ../../sda9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Oct 21 14:25 My\x202T\x20Ultra\x20Passport -> ../../sdg1

and
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ls -al /mnt

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ls -al /mnt
total 64
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 Oct 16 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root  4096 Oct 14 23:54 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 root root 53248 Jan  1  2016 F474B7AA74B76DCC
drwxrwxrwx  1 root root  4096 Oct 16 16:25 wwn-0x5000c50091ec7bc2-part1
and
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ls -al /media

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ls -al /media
total 12
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4096 Jul 10  2016 .
drwxr-xr-x  23 root root 4096 Oct 14 23:54 ..
drwxr-x---+  4 root root 4096 Oct 21 14:24 matthew

and
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sudo blkid

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/dev/sda2: LABEL="Fedora23-boot" UUID="d70c4848-64a4-4979-916b-df0906b64502" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="/boot" PARTUUID="153ec53c-ec56-424c-8088-b06f75cf8152"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="Fedora23-root" UUID="b7060370-5a49-4ea7-90fe-7b06dcb5a0fe" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="/" PARTUUID="9dcce258-2366-4804-a897-1ada29ce9782"
/dev/sda4: LABEL="Debian8-boot" UUID="de8b756f-11fd-4348-b8cf-ade21c3d3c21" TYPE="ext4" PTTYPE="dos" PARTLABEL="/boot" PARTUUID="14288f5a-17fd-44ac-9b03-98274ca833da"
/dev/sda5: UUID="1c69bcbb-dbe1-4d06-be92-5c2012e7f80e" TYPE="ext4" PTTYPE="dos" PARTLABEL="Peppermint_7" PARTUUID="2b513ae6-ad3f-45d0-8a5a-4ce97843867f"
/dev/sda6: LABEL="Fedora-home" UUID="0ba1f0a9-f883-481c-9edb-ec1a962d3d41" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="/home" PARTUUID="1a1f01c6-befe-493a-9f14-58a6247c54b8"
/dev/sda7: UUID="dd8e32e4-46ce-46f5-a1a4-cc92d7036fb7" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="32b93a6e-7372-471e-b33f-bf5cd23b4736"
/dev/sda8: LABEL="Manjaro-boot" UUID="f3332b89-d42c-4bda-80a1-d644eec1dcce" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="2b18340a-3ad4-4912-b160-852413d5fd96"
/dev/sda9: LABEL="Manjaro-root" UUID="90207d38-2044-42b3-99cc-f009fff5f863" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="cbf71056-e563-4402-b117-249ba46df45b"
/dev/sda10: LABEL="Manjaro-home" UUID="b3bb07c3-2994-46bf-99d0-d081fc04e3f7" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="eded534d-ca72-4110-8829-334bbec0087d"
/dev/sda11: LABEL="Debian8-root" UUID="859c5d1e-1492-4849-819f-f4ef58d927b7" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Debian8-root" PARTUUID="86b2d0a3-312d-41a5-81c0-eb95f674ef3e"
/dev/sda12: LABEL="Debian8-home" UUID="dc3c942d-401d-4408-bed8-fff4c05a0fef" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Debian8-home" PARTUUID="f5c3db96-c4f0-4f1c-9aa9-e25420926594"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="2T Hard Drive HP" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"
/dev/sda1: PARTLABEL="biosboot" PARTUUID="52a150ff-d3b8-4ca3-b5f0-386efbc0eeed"
/dev/sdh1: UUID="16C70E2C238E5A24" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"
/dev/sdg1: LABEL="My 2T Ultra Passport" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"

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sudo fdisk -l

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Disk /dev/ram0: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram1: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram2: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram3: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram4: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram5: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram6: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram7: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram8: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram9: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram10: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram11: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram12: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram13: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram15: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 269F25AE-57F3-4DEC-B085-C1F821966225

Device          Start        End    Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048       4095       2048     1M BIOS boot
/dev/sda2        4096    1028095    1024000   500M Linux filesystem
/dev/sda3     1028096  107982847  106954752    51G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda4  2973716480 2974535679     819200   400M Linux filesystem
/dev/sda5  3477852160 3907029134  429176975 204.7G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda6   107982848 1785704447 1677721600   800G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda7  2956939264 2973716479   16777216     8G Linux swap
/dev/sda8  1802481664 1803505663    1024000   500M Linux filesystem
/dev/sda9  1803505664 1908363263  104857600    50G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda10 1908363264 2956939263 1048576000   500G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda11 2974535680 3058421759   83886080    40G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda12 3058421760 3477852159  419430400   200G Linux filesystem

Partition table entries are not in disk order.




Disk /dev/sdb: 1.8 TiB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x18c4a084

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1        2048 3906963455 3906961408  1.8T  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT


Disk /dev/sdh: 2.7 TiB, 3000592982016 bytes, 5860533168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x18c4a084

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdh1        2048 3906963455 3906961408  1.8T  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT


Disk /dev/sdg: 1.8 TiB, 2000365289472 bytes, 3906963456 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
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x18c4a084

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdg1        2048 3906963455 3906961408  1.8T  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

and
[code]mount

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sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=4047928k,nr_inodes=1011982,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=813984k,mode=755)
/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids)
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/dev/sda6 on /media/matthew/Fedora-home type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered,uhelper=udisks2)
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 04:42:24 pm »
You appear to have 2 partitions with exactly the same UUID's (possibly cloned ?)

/dev/sdb1: LABEL="2T Hard Drive HP" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"

/dev/sdg1: LABEL="My 2T Ultra Passport" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"


Is there much on these drives ?

And I take it they're both external HDD's ?



What I'm asking is if it'd be possible to attach just ONE of them, and copy the stuff on it elsewhere .. delete the partition table .. create a fresh partition table .. then reformat .. then copy the stuff back.
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 11:04:07 pm »
You appear to have 2 partitions with exactly the same UUID's (possibly cloned ?)

/dev/sdb1: LABEL="2T Hard Drive HP" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"

/dev/sdg1: LABEL="My 2T Ultra Passport" UUID="F474B7AA74B76DCC" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="18c4a084-01"


Is there much on these drives ?

And I take it they're both external HDD's ?



What I'm asking is if it'd be possible to attach just ONE of them, and copy the stuff on it elsewhere .. delete the partition table .. create a fresh partition table .. then reformat .. then copy the stuff back.

2T Hard Drive HP is an internal second drive in the machine.  I use it for storage.  My 2T Ultra Passport is a portable external USB drive.

Now that I can see the issue I think I know what happened.  I had the Passport plugged into a computer running Windows when the computer crashed.  The crash left all my drives inaccessible.  At one time I was trying to salvage the data from the Passport Portable and was trying to clone it onto the computer's storage drive.  The cloning failed, I have never figured out why, but apparently something of the portable drive was cloned.

The internal storage drive has 500 gig stored on it so I could do as you suggest to give the drive a new UUID.  The Passport portable still has, I hope, my data on it from before the crash.  I've set it aside until I can find a way to retrieve the files.

Thanks for the reply and suggestions.
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 09:15:51 am »
There MAY be a way to change the UUID without copying the data off first (I know there is if it were a Linux file system, I'm not so sure about NTFS) .. but in your shoes I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Have you another PC you could attach the external drive to and backup it's data first ?
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 01:17:37 pm »
There MAY be a way to change the UUID without copying the data off first (I know there is if it were a Linux file system, I'm not so sure about NTFS) .. but in your shoes I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Have you another PC you could attach the external drive to and backup it's data first ?

I agree with the better safe than sorry version.  Once I understood the cloned UUID part of the problem I started looking into ways of changing it.  There are some methods but my concern is having something go wrong and have another inaccessible drive.  Either way I would like to have a copy of the data before I start messing with it.

The short answer is no, The external drive is the one with the corrupted file system containing the data I'm trying to save.

What I do have and think may work in the same way is a 3T internal bare drive.   I can copy from the internal 2T drive onto the 3T.  Disconnect the 3T, reformat and change the UUID on the 2T, install the 3T into the computer and update GRUB, then make an attempt to clone the corrupted external drive onto the 2T and try to salvage any data still on there.  Once that is done I'll have a 2T external drive available for future projects after I reformat and change it's UUID.

Starting to sound like the shell game at the fair?  I'm feeling like the trickster behind the table.

Then again, my friend Bill gave me a computer because the hard drive went bad.  If I install the 2T internal drive . . .  ::)

Now that I have a better idea of what needs to be done I'll work on it when time allows.  I'll post again and let you know how the UUID change part went and mark it solved once that has been accomplished.

Sometimes the best help is knowing the right questions to ask.  :)
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 02:08:16 pm »
How sure are you the external drive is corrupt ?

Have you tried connecting it to another PC .. or even this one after disconnecting the cloned internal drive ?
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2017, 09:44:05 pm »
How sure are you the external drive is corrupt ?

Have you tried connecting it to another PC .. or even this one after disconnecting the cloned internal drive ?

Yes,  I have tried plugging the external drive into other computers.  Windows says the drive doesn't exist or wants to format it.  Anything Linux thinks the drive is empty and can't read from it.  I was able to recover a few files so I know there is still data on the drive.  I think the directory was corrupted when Windows crashed.

The story behind the 'corrupted' drive goes like this.  It was connected to my computer which was running Windows 7 at that time (I needed it to root the phones).  I was trying to free up space on my wife's Android phone and plugged it into the computer as I have done hundreds of times.  I had been having trouble with Windows acting up and refusing to do updates.  The instant I plugged the phone in, the phone's screen went white, the computer went blue and everything froze up.  The phone was wiped back to factory reset and she lost all her photos and apps.  The computer refused to boot into windows or the dual booted Linux system. 

I've been running Linux systems alongside Windows for years.  I only kept Windows around for applications that didn't play nice with Linux.  After the crash that wiped out all my drives and wife's phone, I crashed Windoze into the trash for good.  I only have one program that requires WINE and have learned to do everything else in Linux.

Am I positive the drive is corrupt?  I'm not positive about anything but I haven't found a way into it yet.  Once I get it cloned properly to another drive I can try various methods to recover anything left but that is another adventure.

Have I mentioned that I love Peppermint?  As you can see, I have multi-booted various Linux systems on my computer.  Fedora gave me fits and finally won't boot at all.  Manjaro was working but every rolling release update gives me a new set of headaches and they are dropping support for 32 bit systems which is my old carry around machine.  Debian works but I just didn't get excited about it.  Peppermint just works and it does it well.  The little 32 bit Acer runs better on Peppermint 7 than with any other system I've tried to use.
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 07:37:21 am »
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Re: Why does Peppermint 7 see multiple drives as the same thing?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 01:35:45 am »
Well something failed miserably.  I copied the contents from the 2T internal drive to the 3T drive.  I made sure I could access the files, all seemed well.  I reformated the 2T drive to get a new UUID.

To make sure the 3T drive wouldn't be affected by anything I was doing, I tried to unmount it.  First I got the notice that I had to be root to unmount the drive.  I've never encountered that before.  A few seconds later the icon vanished from the file manager.  I can see the drive in the disk manager and Gparted but Gparted is telling me the drive is unformatted and no file system is detected.  It was working fine then suddenly nothing.  Now I have two drives inaccessible.
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