Ubuntu to Iomega 1tb Protable USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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cshemby

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I recently purchased a Iomega Prestige 1tb protable hard drive with the hope of installing ubuntu on it. I have had friends install it to other external drives before. However, whenever I go to partition the drive from the Ubuntu Installer it only recognizes 125 gb of the drive and then gparted fails on install. I have tried wiping the drive and formatting if before installing but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help with this issue?
 


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Darwin

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The Disk is not compliant with the sector amounts used in all probability. Probably only compliant with 512mb. This is a problem with some externals. Maybe a quick chat with your local hardware store techie could help you with that issue, it may be that you need something a little more robust for the partition size.
 
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jschuhr

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No idea here; I only stopped in to remark that Iomega was a brand that I haven't seen mentioned in many years. Support may be sketchy...
 
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cshemby

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Thanks for the replies. I talked to their support and they were no help at all. They even told me they thought it was the USB cable and were going to send me another one. I got a package in the mail and it was a refurbished drive. So now I have two drives and neither one of them work.
 
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Madelyn88

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Did you manage to solve the problem? I'm in the same situation :(
 
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cshemby

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Haven't had an luck

Did you manage to solve the problem? I'm in the same situation :(
I haven't had any luck or much time to really work on it. Its sad when you are a computer programmer working on enterprise level software and can't figure out how to partition a simple external hard drive. Someone posted after you on my thread about a solution but I haven't tried it yet. May be worth looking in to.
 
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Kerms

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Does fdisk work on it?
Also, check if SMART reports anything unusual.
(I have a 2tb IOMega and this worked for me: )
smartctl -a -d sat /dev/sdx

(Sorry for necro.)
 


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