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Can I access my 2nd Hard Disk?

I've installed Ubuntu over Windows 7 on my laptop, and didn't think about the second hard disk that it had, which I want to use for storage. Now I can't find a way to access it. Is it possible to add ...
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How to check the disk activity of my hard-drive?

I had a problem in Windows 8 where my hard-drive activity was reaching 100% all the time and the system was very slow. Now I've switched to Ubuntu Gnome and want to check if this is still a problem on ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Check disk benchmark result with the disk running the OS

Is there a way to check my disks benchmark results that's currently running the Ubuntu I'm on? Or do I have to unplug the disk and check it in another computer?
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I need step by step guidence to recover grub [duplicate]

Yesterday I removed some two tiny partions from the disk, Today it won't boot. I opened my computer from USB now, but I can not install grub from chroot. I run sudo blkid I noticed that my ubuntu ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups

Please can someone explain to me the meaning of Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups? Of what importance and advantage are they in linux?
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Why do I get different free space results? [duplicate]

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Disk naming convention in preseed vs manual installation

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 via preseed, the auto install first disk is always coming up as /dev/sdc. As per the docs it should be /dev/sda. I looked at ...
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When I mount my RAID5, there is constant activity; how can I figure out what it is?

there. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I have a 4-disk RAID5 (3 disks, 1 spare) setup, and it's completely synced/built, and the ext4 filesystem it contains is clean. When I assemble the RAID, all is ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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How can I rename an external drive? [duplicate]

I would like to rename an external drive (USB). How can I rename an external drive?
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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Booting from Ubuntu ISO CD - Windows 7 partitioning [duplicate]

Do I partition Windows 7 hard disk before I install Ubuntu using disk utility in Windows 7? Or do I do it with my Ubuntu ISO CD after booting? And can I choose the size of the partition using Ubuntu ...
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Allocate users disk space? [duplicate]

If possible i'd like to allocate disk space to users. I run a large collection of users and on sign up i'd like to include a folder limit. Is there a command for this?
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/boot Not enough Disk Space! [duplicate]

I would call myself a step above a noob when it comes to linux and Ubuntu, but I'm having trouble here. I use my Ubuntu laptop as a torrent slave, and there is never any files saved on it for long so ...
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Unable to mount external hard disk

My hard disk suddenly appears to be inaccessible, with the following error: Unable to mount external HD Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFT must be non-resident. Failed to load ...
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Pendrive Wont Mount, Errror

Pen-drive wont mount, although its working fine on my friend system Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-hp_v210w_0419570000000162-0:0-part1"' exited with ...
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How to edit the disk partition?

When I installed Ubuntu I had already windows 7 in my computer and I installed Ubuntu aside windows 7, but when I did the disk partition I did it the opposite of what I wanted (I mean I give Ubuntu ...
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How can i skip bad sector on my hard Drive?

I have one external hard drive which i plug to my linux machine. It causes read and write operation problems. When i check it with fdisk -l it wait for information to display for while. After few ...
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what is the difference between installing raid form bios and from disk utility in installing system?

what is the difference in configuring raid in Idrak bios and configuring raid in installing Ubuntu or any other system?? is it faster in configuring raid from bios and more good performance and can i ...
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Ubuntu disk will not mount

Here is the error Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/287319a7-69ba-45b8-b8bf-e2fd4d6ea6f0"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad ...
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ZFS pool with disks labels /dev/disk/by-id/scsi*** disappeared after upgrade

Recently I have upgraded my home server from 13.04 to 13.10 by dist-upgrade and my zfs pool which was built using .../by-id/scsi*** disk names broke The problem is that scsi*** labels completely ...
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How to change mount point? [duplicate]

During Ubuntu 12.04 installation I selected mount point for a 145GB drive to /usr/local. How can I change it?
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On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hard drive says i can't save stuff to my drive? [duplicate]

Looking at the Disk Utility its says DISK FAILTURE IS IMMIMENT ON THE SMART STATUS....? I still have 21 GBs left, its does say something about the swap data?
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I want to purchase a new Ubuntu installation CD

Can you mail me a new Ubuntu instillation CD, please? I want to switch from Windows and need an installation CD, please. How much do you charge? Can I send you a check,please, I do not trust online ...
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How to install Ubuntu on usb drive (not live simulation)

I want to install Ubuntu on my usb disk. But not as a live CD. I want to connect to a PC, and boot my ubuntu as on a normal PC. So that I can make changes and install new programs. With a live cd is ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not Detecting Windows 8 Partitions

I have a 1Tb hardisk with windows 8 installed on a 70 Gb partition the ubuntu installer wont detect my windows 8 and other partitions. inside ubuntu i can see my other disks , but the installer only ...
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Unable to format USB drive with Disks (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Upon trying to make a startup disk (USB) for Ubuntu 12.04, the system prevented boot loader installation. I'm getting message: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB external disk that was previously the internal laptop disk?

I finally decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop; I also upgraded the internal disk to 1TB and kept (untouched) the old 500 GB disk in a SATA-USB enclosure for sake of security (you may ...
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How to merge free space with filesystem partition?

That's the snapshot of my disk. I want to merge free space to primary partition without data loss.
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Remove Back Versions of Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing the most recent version of the kernel, I ran out of disk space. How do I go back and delete all of the old versions of the kernel that are occupying my disk
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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no space in disk; sudo apt-get clean not working

I have been trying to update my xubuntu version but it keep saying there's no enough space on disk. The window says me to execute "sudo apt-get clean" but I have no answer. It just don't do anything. ...
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Internal HDs that don't contain the OS aren't accessable unless I try to manually browse them

So I have 4 internal hard drives, one that contains the OS (Ubuntu 12.04), all ext4. After starting the computer up, and without having tried to access the drives (File manager, terminal etc) it seems ...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
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How to get a bootable disk?

I've copied ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso to a CD-R disk and put it into my PC. When I set the BIOS to boot from the IDE CD-ROM Device and try to start the machine I get the message: "Strike F1 to ...
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Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...
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How do I enable dual boot after Windows 7 Reinstall with no cd?

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu via the internet. No CD was involved. After I reinstalled Win 7 due to issues with it, my dual boot disappeared. I do not have the option of using Live CD or ...
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Hard drive indicator is slightly flashing all the time

My laptop's hard drive indicator is slightly flashing, even when idle. How do I figure out which process is causing the hard drive activity and stop it? I believe there shouldn't be any hard drive ...
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Apt-get problems and errors : VIM

I found this great link: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? but I can't seem to get any command involving apt-get to run correctly. My main problem is a partition filling up and don't know why, ...
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Mounting partion (FAT) fails [duplicate]

I have several windows drives, allthough I'ḿ not using Windows anymore but too many data on it. Is there a way to convert the filesystems without losing the data or how to fix this issue? I have 4 ...
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Wubi took up all of my disk space on Win 7

I tried to create a live 13.04 USB using a 1TB external hard drive and it wouldn't boot on my machine. After that, I booted into windows and tried to run Wubi from the hard drive and I selected the ...
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Is ExFat a good compromise for sharing a hard drive between linux and windows?

I am currently dual booting linux and windows on my primary SSD which is split with Ext4 and NTFS accordingly. However, I have a secondary hard drive where I would like to place my downloads and other ...
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PC loads GRUB menu, but cannot run Ubuntu 12.04; Diagnostics report HD failure [closed]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows, no regrets. A few days ago, however, I ran Windows XP in VirtualBox and the next time I booted my computer was brought straight to the GRUB menu. ...