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Hard disk failure after partition in Ubuntu 13.4 using terminal

I did partition of my Ubuntu system using sudo fdisk in terminal because I could not install Windows 7 because it said something like there has to be some space to save some files on that space. So I ...
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How to move Linux on a USB stick to a hard drive partition?

I was running Ubuntu on a USB stick for a while because my hard drive had failed. It had two partitions. I recently installed a new hard drive and installed Windows on it. I created a new partition ...
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PC no longer boots after partitioning second hard disk

I have a PC with two identical disks. Initially I completely ignored the second disk (/dev/sda), setting up the full system on the first one (/dev/sda). I got as far as a fully operational system. ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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Can't boot without another HDD [duplicate]

I've two problems: I took my old HDD and put it in a hard-drive enclosure. Then I connected this to an notebook which is running on Windows Vista. I also connected a USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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Error No Boot Device Available

Hello I am running Ubuntu Server Edition 14.04 and I keep running into this problem. When I start the computer it says " No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" I ...
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how can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
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Built my own computer and I have two OS's on one HDD… And can't access the original

On my computer I had originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS . By purchasing a secondary hard drive to quarantine Ubuntu from Windows so it wouldn't affect my 1.82TiB Main HDD. I have ...
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Problem with xubuntu after boot from hard disk

I'm now on Windows but I have Xubuntu too. When I restart my computer and boot into Xubuntu, the loading screen appears and when is time to show up the desktop, nothing happens, it remains on black ...
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Badblocks repairing disk? [duplicate]

Sorry about the name, I have no idea how to describe this in a short phrase. So I had windows crash and it wouldn't boot from the disk, it is a 500gb hitachi 5200rpm drive on an acer aspire 7560. I ...
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Installing GRUB in one hard disk only

Initially, my laptop has only one HDD with mainly three partitions which contains Ubuntu, Windows and Data (excluding the swap, boot, recovery partitions). I used GPT as my partition scheme. Now, I ...
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Laptop keeps wiping hard drive every reboot on full linux PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my $3,500 laptop. I have a Samsung NP905S3G-K01AU Laptop with GRUB and the Samsung bootloader screen... I inserted my USB and booted my computer, it iscoming up with ...
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After install, how to get ubuntu to boot from HDD?

How do i get my pc to know that ubuntu is on a certain hdd to boot it? Currently its installed on a hdd with 2 partitions- does that matter? Tried going into system BIOS and picking the hdd with no ...
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Bootable USB only works on 1st computer

I've created a USB hard drive (external) and installed 14.04 on it so when I plug it in to my laptop, it will boot. The problem is that now the ubuntu on my hard drive thinks that it IS my laptop, so ...
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System image recovery

I need to restore my computer from Ubuntu to the system image backup I created on my hard drive before I started installation. Please help I screwed with the partitions before hand, and this back up ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu on Mac from external hard drive. Disk is no longer recognized by computer

I followed the instructions on the ubuntu website found here. After the final step in terminal, I got a pop-up on my desktop saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I shut ...
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Ubuntu stuck on purple loading screen, ctrl alt f2 reveals a sda error?

I've recently built a custom computer and have decided to install the latest release of Ubuntu on it. However, I've run into some problems. When I first boot the system, it brings up a black ...
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How to Access or recover files from Apple hdd with bad S.M.A.R.T. and 05-reallocating sector bad?

I have a Macintosh HD (hfsPlus) `[/dev/sdc2 on /media/ubuntu/Macintosh HD type hfsplus(ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)] WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk ...
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new install on hard drive error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04LTS and burned a dvd. I then booted on that dvd and ran the install on a newly formatted hard drive with fat32. The hard drive used to have windows XP and is a Maxtor 80 GB ...
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blinking cursor in the left when booting from the harddrive but works fine from flash drive

I am installing ubuntu for the first time. I got ubuntu installed on a flash drive and can boot from said drive. I have installed ubuntu on my hard drive as the only OS on the hard drive. It doesn't ...
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Help booting Windows 8 (and possibly other problems)

Here are my files... 1.0 TB Hard Disk CD/DVD Drive (Nodus probably) 7.9 GB Drive (I will explain its importance) Other Devices 967 MB Loop Device =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ...
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Automatically booting Ubuntu from new SSD rather than Windows on old HDD?

So I got Ubuntu working. Problem is if I keep both my SSD and HDD drive connected to the motherboard, Windows automatically starts up completely disregarding Ubuntu. At the moment, i'd like both OSs ...
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Are some hard-drives incompatible with Linux?

Now I've actually been here with a similar question before - but was largely inspecific because I didn't know what I was really looking for. However, onto the question. I have a laptop that I've had ...
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Moving Ubuntu to new server

I have an old Dell Precision 390 desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 that stopped booting because of "a thermal event". I cleaned it, reset the logs but it still won't boot. Not sure what my options are, but if ...
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Windows hard drive won't boot

I am a Windows 7 64-bit user and decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard drive. Everything went perfectly until I wanted to boot Windows again. I was not able to do it even though I entered ...
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Installing ubuntu on new hard drive

I just got a new motherboard to get my old PC up and running. For some reason I cannot get any usb drives or cd/dvds to boot, however I do have an older hard drive with ubuntu already on it and it ...
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Booting error: “hd0 out of disk”

My computer has this issue where every once in a while, instead of loading GRUB and sending me to the OS menu, it just spaces out for a couple of seconds, sending me to the grub rescue prompt with the ...
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Full Hard Drive now Black Boot

I had an issue on a 1.5tb hard drive that I needed to run file recovery on. I attached it to my Ubuntu system that has a 1TB hard drive. I ran the recovery (undelete) and it quickly filled up the ...
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Why won't my previous HDD mount in 12.04?

So after closing the lid one morning and heading out, I come back to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm booted to the grub menu, being asked to choose which kernel I would like to load. I choose ...
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Remove Ubuntu 12.04.4 from secondary drive

I am a novice and need help to solve the following. My computer. Intel i5-4440 processor, Intel DB85FL motherboard, Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-6 , 500 GB, primary disk with Ubuntu 13.10,64bit, ...
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cannot mount a hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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Data Recovery Problem

I'm new at Linux, so I promise no matter how simple the answer is, it will all be news to me. I've found a lot of questions online similar to mine, but I'm not having much luck with results. This ...
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My external hard drive Ubuntu won't appear

Alrighty alrighty. I've been using the big M operating system quite a lot, but since two months, my internal hard drive died. Of course I'd like to change it, but I have other priorities. For the ...
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Errors during boot up of ubuntu 12.04 (related to swap, intallation)

I'm using ubuntu installed on usb external hard disk.. During installation, i had to allocate drive for /boot and /swap... I couldn't create a partition within my external hard drive itself... So I ...
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Remove grub from blank hdd [duplicate]

I was getting rid of linux on a spare hdd i have laying around and i asked a friend to remove it and he messed up and formatted the entirething without getting rid of grub. The drive isnt showing up ...
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I want to boot Ubuntu from a old PC internal HDD with USB adapter

i have an HDD with Ubuntu from my old, broke notebook, i have a HDD2USB adapter and i need to boot it from this external HDD. If i take of the Win8 HDD and place the ubuntu's one, all work's fine, ...
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My External Hard drive was not properly removed and now will not mount

I recently bought a computer for my Wife, windows (her choice not mine). Before we paid, I asked the salesman to check whether my hard drive would work with windows 7 (as sometimes windows can be ...
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1answer
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Hardrive is full with 0 space left can't access admin account

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and after all the packages are installed and the system restarted when I log into the admin account I cannot see anything save for a black screen, when I log out and ...
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Ubuntu boots into terminal mode with read-only access to hard drive?

Ubuntu crashed randomly and had to hard reset the system, now when I boot my machine I get an error has occurred while mounting media/Disk_2 (Disk 2 is a secondary hard disk) I am faced with either ...
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Dual HDD, Win7 & Ubuntu

I have a pc that has Windows 7 on it, and a hard drive that I recently installed and put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on. The problem I encounter is that grub does not load Windows 7, and gives me an error when ...
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279 views

Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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Can't view files on Windows 8 partition

I seem to be having a problem with Windows 8 on my desktop PC (not able to boot), so I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu to see if I can use it to access my hard disk and hopefully recover at ...
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How to perform standard disk check on Ubuntu server

Yesterday my server froze because of an application error. I performed hard reset using my hoster's panel. After that, the server booted pretty quickly so I though the disk check was not performed. I ...
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Can I partition my Ubuntu drive to also install bootable OS X? [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10 running on a 500GB HDD with 4GB RAM and I was wondering if I could partition the hard drive to also download OS X (Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion) and then upon booting up ...
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problems mounting ntfs drive on boot also blkid does not work

I have two hard drives, an 80gb HDD that contains my ubuntu installation, and a second 1TB HDD that contains all my personal data on it. When starting the computer up I consistently get an error ...