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Writes occurring to fresh ext4 partition every second endlessly. Cause and solution?

I've an external 500GB HDD connected to my Laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I've formatted the external drive with one ext4 partition which spans the entire disk. My problem is that the disk makes ...
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Accidentally formated external hard drive

Today I was trying to copy some files from my external hard drive (1TB) to a flash drive (4GB) on Ubuntu 12.10. My flash drive contained an operating system, so I decided to format it using the disk ...
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I am not able to delete a corrupt NTFS partition on my pen drive. How can I force its deletion?

I formatted my 16GB pen drive with the NTFS file system in windows vista. After that I started copying some files. However, only a few files were copied to the pen drive before the copy operation ...
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Did I lose my personal files?? Help!

My U11.10 was not booting up. I tried to "repair" by reinstalling using live CD, option "Upgrade from 11.10 to 11.10" (none of your personal files will be touched). When the installation was almost ...
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How do I erase/format a harddisk from a live CD?

I need to format a drive containing an old install of Ubuntu 10.04, to install Vista (not my idea!) Vista setup apparently refuses to format non-FAT32 or NTFS partitions. However, I can't seem to ...