Questions about hard drives, configuring and formatting them. Hard drives typically provide stateful memory storage for computers, and are the primary location for the operating system and user files.

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How to install ubuntu on ssd?

I'm building my very first home server for store media (music, photo etc),documents, backup and print. Also like to access from ouside my home. My computer setup is like this; 16gb memory 256gb m2 ...
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My external harddisk never sleeps

Although my external HDD is running idle all the time, it never sleeps (I run it 24/7 and didn't use it for at least the last 5 days). Is there some way to handle that? It's kinda hot, as if it was ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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Hard Drive Dying

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on my older desktop. Sometimes when booting up, I get a message that "/" or "/tmp" could not be mounted, or else a disk error was detected and a disk check will start ...
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AM1 Kabini 5350 Sata Controller

I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer but I can't see the drives connected to the AM1 sata controller. My motherboard is a AM1H-ITX with a AM1 socket controller and a ASMedia ASM1061 ...
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How can I hide a computer's internal hard drive from a live ubuntu system on a usb stick?

After messing around with Ubuntu I figured out , after multiple attempts and a re-install or two to run a live Ubuntu 14.04 system completely on a usb stick. Problem is that I am wanting to give it to ...
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How to recover lost data after repartitioning

My computer had only one partition, C drive. I used GParted to squeeze up some space for a new partition, D drive. The total space for the single partition (C) was 200gb. I slid the scroll bar (on the ...
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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Moved Windows from my HDD to my new SSD - Can't boot on Ubuntu anymore

I'm right now a bit disapointed. I recently installed a new SSD in my laptop, on which I had Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (dualboot). Both were so on my HDD: I allocated a partition to Ubuntu. The thing is ...
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How disable second disk on laptop?

I have Kubuntu on SSD (first) disk and also HDD (second, instead DVD-ROM) disk on my laptop. The second disc I use rarely. When my laptop is turned on, it does not emit any sound, but HDD peeps ...
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ubuntu 15.04 Freezes Frequently on new hard drive

I just bought a new 1TB - Seagate 7200.14 Family Drive ( ST1000DM003) - and I'm experiencing a weird behavior after installing ubuntu 15.04 and copying my files to new drive. Ubuntu started to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Can't detect my M.2 SSD second drive

Hello I have dell 7510 with two hard drives : SSD 512 GB & M.2 SSD 512 GB. When I want to install or just use ubuntu without install, ubuntu can't detect my second hard drive (image ubuntu), but ...
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Three Drives. First with Windows 10, Second with Ubuntu, and Third of storage. Storage Driver visible from Windows but not from Ubuntu

I'm having trouble with a 3TB hard drive. Thing is complicated, so I'll explain as detailed as I can. This computer has 3 disc drives. 1 SSD and 2 HDD. -The SSD has Windows 10 installed (Legacy Bios) ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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Can I transfer my mdadm Software raid to a new system in case of hardware failure?

I have minimal experience with mdadm and software RAID, but I have a Dell Poweredge T110 II with two separate RAID 0 arrays, a total of two drives each array. I'm anxious that the software setup ...
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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on XPS 15 with 32GB cahce?

I should preface this by saying that I am pretty tech savvy but haven't worked with Linux a lot and am installing to become more adept at using and tweaking the operating system. The more detailed ...
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How do i access my secondary HDD when I didn't shutdown windows correctly before installing (l)ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to go right into using Lunbuntu, so I just cut the power to my PC (which has a 180GB SSD main and 160GB HDD secondary) and installed Lubuntu to main drive. Everything is working fine, until I ...
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Not detect HDD for USB

I have a problem with detecting hdd on USB 2.0. Model Seagate ST1000LM014. Hdd is connected to JM20329 SATA Bridge. Can someone help? I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 dmesg | grep sd [ 1.689401] sd ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What ...
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Auto-installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should ...
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Harddisk spinning when plugging/unplugging laptop

Im setting power management on my linux as I'm using laptop. I found on the internet that one good software is TLP, which helps power management. I have Acer Aspire V15 Nitro which have combination of ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS with dual boot system(other O/S windows 10). I had one hard drive and now i added another hard drive. Allocated around 840GB for Linux. In the past I just mounted ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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How to confirm the file integrity of data recovered using TestDisk undelete?

First of all, I take full responsibility for this screw-up. On the step-by-step wiki for Undelete file from NTFS using TestDisk, the very last line after all the instructions tells you NOT to copy ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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Can I have a GPT partitioned SSD and an MBR partitioned HDD on the same device?

The title pretty sums it up though I am not sure if it is a valid question. And if not, can the HDD be GPT partitioned with already existing encrypted partitions?
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VirtualBox: Increase Storage SATA port size

see image please. I Have UBUNTU DESKTOP installed on the computer, and I have VirtualBox with UBUNTU Server. When I created the computer I assigned about 25GB of Hard Disk and I am needing more. ...
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How to restore deleted partitions?

Before installing Ubuntu, I was using win-7 where i had 4 hard drive partitions. Post ubuntu installation I can see all the partitions are gone. Is there any way to restore the 4 hard disk partitions? ...
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new drive in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I am using a new hard drive(non SSD, plain old hard drive) which is already ext4 formatted and mounted at /media/mynewdrive after following this article But i want to mount it at /opt as most of the ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Failure to mount raid array after upgrade to 15.10

I need help fixing my RAID arrays. here is what happened: I previously used ubuntu 14.04 with an SDD for the system and two identical 1TB drives as RAID1 array. Each drive is partitioned in two ...
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How to set hdparm in boot? 14.04+

I want to disable the Advanced power management of the hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04. The hdparm command is working: costales@desktop:~$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep -i "Advanced power management ...
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fail2ban log filling up whole disk and not deleting it properly

I logged in to a newly built server and I found out it was completely full. I checked the disk space taken by the files and I was puzzled to see that it was nowhere to be found. So I ran lsof +L1 to ...
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External HDD connected to router. How to use it as Ubuntu home directory?

I have a computer without USB, using Ubuntu (latest version). I have a router with a place to insert usb stick or external usb harddisk (to use it on the network). The computer is connected with this ...
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Is it safe to use /data or /vol mounted filesystem for external HDD?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to mount AWS EBS (or any other network drive) to one of the following: /data /vol /some-other-folder I know, that there standard directories, like: /var /etc ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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Raid 5 Array will not start and one drive failing SMART test

First of all please forgive my noobieness but I will try to provide as much info as complete as possible. I had recently experienced a power outage that resulted in my Raid 5 Array from starting. ...
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Iostat shows activity on unmounted partitions

My hard disk temperature is reaching until 55 degrees even with no activity. So, to analyse the whole situation, I did the following: I ran watch -d 'iostat -pxd /dev/sda && hddtemp ...
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What is eating up my disk space?

I have very recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. I have been watching the available amount of memory over two days, and i noticed that the free memory goes on decreasing at a slow rate. Initially the used ...
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HDD detection with installer

I have a little problem with older Hitachi HDD(SMART is Ok). When i try to install Ubuntu 14.04 with mini.iso installer cannot find this HDD. I'm trying to install with expert-commandline option. But ...
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“Input/Output Error during Read on /dev/sda”

I know that there is another similar question out there, but it did not provide enough information, so please do not mark this as a duplicate. I just built a brand-new computer will all new parts. It ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives? [duplicate]

I used to be an Ubuntu user a long time ago but went back to Windows because it didn't satisfy my needs yet. But back then I used Wubi to install Ubuntu because when I tried to install it myself, I ...
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Does these HDD free space values look normal? Is there something wrong with my system?

I have been using Windows 8.1 and changed to Ubuntu 15.10 today. I erased Win 8.1 and installed Ubuntu. I have a 500GB HDD with 4GB ram. But when i checked the Computer properties i found this: ...