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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Display does not recognize signal

I just added a new hard drive to my Dell SPX machine because I knew there was no important data. So after installing the hard drive, I did a complete installation from scratch using CD. During ...
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connect and open slimline xbox 360 internal Hard drive to ubuntu to back it up

When I connect my Slimline Xbox 360 to my old generation 1 or 2 Xbox (white one) with transfer cable it asks to format it, i'm trying to backup my slimline internal HDD to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system then ...
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The disk drive for XY is not ready yet or not present

At first I'd like to clarify, how I got to this messages. I wanted to create a system disk image (120GB SSD) to disk for data / backups (750GB HDD), so I created live USB, booted and run a command for ...
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Unable to mount my WD My passport 1 TB in Ubuntu 16.04

Whenever I connect the device I get the following error. Any idea what is wrong and how to correct it? Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/som/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=...
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How do you get hard drives to boot at start up?

I have a couple of drives that will not start at boot using 14.04.. I've added them to /etc/fstab. I've tried using /dev/sdb1 (which is what the drive is) and using the uuid, but neither of them ...
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cannot install ubuntu server 16.04 on a large drive

Since my previous hard drive has crashed I want to do a new install of Ubuntu server 16.04 on a brand new large 3 TB hard drive. The drive is detected by the computer and mounts perfectly in a version ...
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Do I have to partition and install my Ubuntu on the same HDD/SDD as my Windows OS? [on hold]

I have an SSD for my Windows OS, and several other larger drives for archiving stuff. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot, so that I can set up a neural network from Github. I won't need to use ...
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How to copy anything from HFS+ [on hold]

I'm not exactly new to ubuntu but with my recent purposes I'm kinda lacking some skills I use OS X, Windows and Pearl Linux, both personally and professionally. I have searched and tried several ways ...
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i lost all partition hard drive (1 tb). its completely formated..now its in ext4 file system. i cannot make partition from that 1 tb

I lost all partition hard drive (1 TB). its completely formatted. Now it's in ext4 file system. I cannot make partition from that 1 GB. I used terminal window and tried to make as a Linux logical ...
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Can I install Kubuntu on a system having Lubuntu without affecting my files?

Sorry guys if the questions sounds a bit premitive. But i am very new to Ubuntu plus I dont have hat much knowledge about all these things related to computer. Laptop: Dell Inspirion N5010 OS : ...
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What does end-to-end disk error mean?

I have opened Disks program today and noticed that there is FAILING in the Assessment column for the SMART status. What does this error mean? Is it serious problem? I have Lenovo G50-45 laptop, ...
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Of four internal hard drives, Ubuntu Live sees only one

I have an ocz SSD drive with windows 7 on it, and three other internal drives used for storage. They are all identical 4TB Seagate HDD drives. I booted from the flash USB and come into Ubuntu. I chose ...
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WD 3TB external HD that is not recognized by Ubuntu 14.04 (the BIOS does support +2.2TB drives)

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, with a 4 TB hard drive. My mother is an Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3, which natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit. I've have two WD (western Digital) ...
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Ubuntu started crashing, “Input/Output error” [closed]

My system started crashing. It works fine for a while after i boot, but eventually i get "Input/Output error" for every bash command, and then the GUI freezes and i have to restart. I guess it's a ...
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Disk issues (JavaScript error in the main process)

I seem to be having ocassional SSD (Patriot Blaze) I/O Errors evne though all the tests show disk to be healthy, clean and operational, at only 7 months of age. UPDATE: A third instance of disk ...
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Transfering Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, Videos from SSD to HDD

I upgraded my laptop by changing my storage from HDD to SSD (switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu right after) after I finished building my desktop. With that spare 2.5" HDD, I decided to remove the ...
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How can I encrypt all my internal drives on install and mount them at start?

I have more than one physical hard drive in my computer and I want to encrypt them all on a new installation of 16.04, so that no data can be read from outside the operating system. However, it is ...
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Creating Virtual Box desktop with Linux on my mac

I am a novice Python programmer and I am having trouble creating a Virtual Box, hopefully this is an easy fix! So, I've been using a virtual machine for my computational physics class, but it is ...
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HDD+SSD Dualboot Setup Questions

I have a Samsung Gaming Series Laptop that is about 3 years old running 16.04 that I tried to upgrade from 2 750GB HDDs to a 1.5 TB 5400 RPM HDD for Storage and a 500GB Samsung Evo 850. I hit a brick ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a hard drive without the installer process [duplicate]

So for various reasons I can't boot off an install usb. So instead I have been taking the Hard drive out of my laptop and then writing to it with Universal USB installer. The result though is that I ...
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having trouble booting from hard drive [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a 1 TB sea-gate backup drive (an external drive). but it doesn't start like it would on one of your systems. when i press the on button and leave it going without going to ...
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How do I change location for the “standard” folders? (Images, Documents, Downloads etc)

My desktop has an 240GB SSD that i use for the OS and a 2TB HDD which I use for extra space. In Windows (all versions), it is possible to use the HDD for "Images", "Documents", "Music" etc. How do I ...
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Mounting point second hdd, only for additional storage

I have searched a lot but I didn´t really find an answer. I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Laptop. It has an SSD and an additional 500GB HDD. In daily usage I don´t want to use ...
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hidden files taking far too much space [SOLVED]

In order to instal ubuntu 14.04 I backed up my hard drive (650 Gb). In the new installation I partitioned the hard drive giving 1.8 Tb to ubuntu 14.04 and leaving 100 Gb for Biolinux 8. Now I am ...
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How to encrypt my hard drive so that it can be opened in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS? [closed]

I need to encrypt my external hard drive in such a way that it can be read across OSes. It seems that TrueCrypt was a cross-platform solution, but the software has been declared unsafe to use by its ...
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Auto stand-by HDD at startup?

I have 3 storages in my NB: 1. SSD with Ubuntu 2. HDD for data like downloads, movies, etc. 3. HDD with Windows which I use just occasionally since I installed Ubuntu I want to restrict activity of ...
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Hard drive partitions does not accesible or detect atter installing ubuntu instead of windows 10

Previously I used windoes 10 on my laptop.I formated the C: drive and installed ubuntu without formating other partitions. But now it does not show other partitions.Even I can't boot any other OS ...
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Internal harddisk to external harddisk

I converted a 500GB internal hard disk to an external one. It previously had Windows 7 installed on it and had 4 partitions. When I tried to format it using Disks in Ubuntu it gave me the following ...
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Cannot see files in external hdd ubuntu 14.04

when i connected my Transcend hdd to system, an empty folder opens, its showing how much space is utilized, but cannot see any files inside it. here is the attached screen shot and when i entered ...
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cannot understand difference of my drives

I have four hdd in my pc. one of them is installed with windows7 and one of them is recently installed with ubuntu 16.06 and two of them are just for storage. After ubuntu is installed, I clicked on ...
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New hard drive is read-only and root-only access, how can I get full access to it?

I'm very new to this and I've been at trying to fix this problem for about two hours to no avail. I just finished getting my new computer put together and installed a new 2TB Seagate hard drive as a ...
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Problem with VHD mounting

I have followed whole article Mount a VHD or VDI in Linux with vdfuse and everything gone great except last step. When I type vdfuse -r "/media/mike/DATA/VM-VHD/SGOS.vhd" ~/Test (I want just copy one ...
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installing ubuntu and starting windows isn't in boot option

I didn't installing ubuntu alongside my windows7. I have windows7 installed in my ssd and ubuntu in another. Right before I install ubuntu, I unplugged all my other hdd. 1st because it the ubuntu ...
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issue setting a password before erasing ssd in what seems like the proper way

I think I've reached the conclusion that I need to format my ssd-drive. What I believe has happened is that once I updated my antivirus-software to the latest version it somehow detected that the copy ...
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Unable to recognize hard disks in 16.04

I opened my desktop box and I saw 2 physical hard disks. In Disks I can see /sda and /sdb, and but cannot access them or format them. If I try to format them, I got this error: Error ...
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how to clone Ubuntu with multiple disk with RAID 1 configuration to a new system with almost same hardware

I'm wondering if it's possible to clone a pre-configured Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system to a new system with almost the same hardware. I had some experience cloning a single drive setup but not multiple ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on different HDD?

In my setup I have a 120GB SSD with Windows 10 installed. I also have a 1TB HDD, with a 35GB partition for Ubuntu. I want to install Ubuntu on this partition. Can I install Ubuntu on this partition ...
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Which one: moving /home or making symlinks in regard to SSD efficiency

My whole Ubuntu installation including /home is located in an ext4 partition on an SSD drive. I'm going to move archives and document files (which are almost all inside the home folder) to an external ...
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Error-checking--

I'm new to Ubuntu. I discovered how to do error-checking on a Windows hard drive which I am certain has bad sectors - or bad blocks - on it. I have used sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda. It says this is a ...
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Deja Dup root backup fills up backup space way too fast

I am backing up the root folder onto a separate hard drive using Deja Dup on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Ubuntu machine only uses about ~50 GB of memory and I have been backing up the system every ...
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partition scheme for dual boot with android-x86

For an old Inspiron 1420 laptop, how can I dual boot (not VirtualBox) with android-x86? What options do I select when installing Ubuntu 16.04 that the partition scheme will work for both OS's. GPT ...
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Encryption failed and unable to wipe hard drive

My encryption failed on one of my laptops; now it believes the caps lock is on, and the arrow keys don't work. My only option looks like*Ubuntu in GNU GRUB. I have a CD to nuke it and a bootable USB w/...
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How do I setup Ubuntu for SSD and HDD? [duplicate]

I have a feeling that this question has been asked before, but I was wanting to know if anyone has installed Ubuntu on an SSD and have their /home folder on an HDD? The reason I ask is I have a ...
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HDD condition report

I am new to Ubuntu and I'm using a HDD plugged into the optical drive shaft and sometimes I get errors, regarded by the community as errors with bad SATA cable and power supply. I've scanned my HDD ...
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copy to ext4 formatted drive HDD until 99.9% full, preventing fragmentation?

In general I do understand how ext4-fs manages it to avoid fragmentation, but one question remains after intense investigations... Situation: I have to copy many files of very different sizes to an ...
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Restore in a new partition

I accidentally installed Ubuntu in a removable hard drive, nay, make that a very old removable hard drive, noisy too, I just installed Ubuntu to fix some problems I couldn't solve on win7, but as I ...
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How to boot Ubuntu faster from USB-install. What factors affects the OS?

Hello I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my HP 2.0 pen drive. **(Installed not Live USB).Eventhough I have 4 GB RAM and 2 GB Nvidia Graphics card and i5 processor, it is lagging so much. One click on an ...