I have booted into Garuda Dragonized version via a bootable USB & when I am trying to install into another external USB drive, in the Partitions section as shown in Link the Select Storage device drop-down list does not show my usb drive on which I want to install it.
May I know what I need to do so that the external USB drive shows up in the list, so I can install on the external USB.
I don't know the exact reason for this to happen, but I can imagine that if you booted in EFI mode, the system shows only EFI formatted disks in that selection box.
Anyway, I just wanted to warn that I remember several posts, where installation onto external/removable disk was very complicated. I guess it requires an additional parameter (--removable) at grub installation, otherwise, since the disk UUID might change, you could face problems over time.
I opened Dolphin & clicked on the drive where I want to install, it gives an error: An error occurred while accessing 'linuxDistro'. the system responded: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting /dev/sde2 at /run/media/garuda/linuxDistro: Unknown error when mounting /dev/sde2
Note: linuxDistro is the drive name which I have given for my external USB
I tried -
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sde2
Response for the above:
─λ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sde2
Mounting volume... OK
Processing of $MFT and $MFTMirr completed successfully.
Checking the alternate boot sector... OK
NTFS volume version is 3.1.
NTFS partition /dev/sde2 was processed successfully.
It returns a message saying was processed successfully but it still gives an error when I try clicking on the drive.
Added: When I use sudo parted -l
for this USB under flags it is blank, but for the other USB drives which show up I notice msftres & msftdata flags. Dont know if this gives any indication.
The WD passport drives use their own proprietary software to format these drives in a non-standard manner. These drives can cause nothing but issues.
The first thing I always do with one of these drives if I want to use it with Linux is nuke all the WD created partitions using dd. Do yourself a favor and do not format any partitions as NTFS, it is not a good file system for use with Linux.