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cannot recognize external hard drive when I am using ubuntu


I am very new to Linux/ubuntu. I need to be able to download huge files for human genome bioinformatics and for this purpose, I connected an external Seagate hard drive. I have a virtual machine installed on a windows 10 PC. The hard drive is recognized by windows and I can download to it but I cannot download to it or even recognize it when using ubuntu. For example, when I go into "downloads" within the advanced settings of Firefox and try to have all downloads go to my hard drive, the hard drive is invisible. Any suggestions are welcome-thanks


  • surfer57

    Are you using VMware or Virtual Box for your VM on Windows 10, and am understanding that you have Ubuntu installed on the VM?


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