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Re: [opensuse-factory] External Drive for a Backup - errors
Den 2017-08-08 kl. 21:49, skrev james:
Carlos E. R.:
On 2017-08-08 20:36, james wrote:
Carlos E. R.:

I've pretty much given up, dd doesnt work either, neither ext drive. I'm
resigned to it not working. :/
What error gives 'dd'?

That drive is special:

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 33553920 bytes

just hangs forever, doesnt do anything

hw failure? Try put the drive on another USB-port (it's USB, right?).
Check with lsusb -t to see your options. I had to move a USB-disk a year
ago due to lack of power on that port. You can also check for hw failure
on a disk with smartctl -a (as root). It'll give you a abundance of info.

smartctl -a /dev/sdb

To rule out software problem I'd try a live-disk of some sort and see if
it works. My favorite is knoppix (I'm old, I know). If it works with
that it's most likely something in opensuse.


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