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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root takes up entire internal hard drive

I have a 500 GB internal hard drive and I cannot paste anything to it. The entire hard drive is labeled as root. Although I can use the space through sudo nautilus, this doesn't let me play any music ...
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How to select OS during boot?

I have laptop with hdd and installed windows 7 on it. I bought ssd drive and replaced it with hdd and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it. I also replaced my cd drive with hdd. So, now, at bios I can select ...
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Corrupt Harddrive opens but can't get anything off of it - btrfs

I have a corrupt harddrive which will let me see it but I can't access anything on it. I have windows 10 now but I am installing Ubantu also...Don't have any experience with Linux! Please help me ...
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How can I use Ubuntu to recover files on an NTFS file system which is dirty?

Because my windows is having problems, I'm trying to use an Ubuntu live disk to access my Windows hard drive. So I start up Ubuntu (Without installing it) and I see that my drive can not be found, so ...
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Cloning a 500GB disk using Ubuntu Live CD taking more than 10 hrs?

I am cloning my laptop's 2.5inch 500GB SATA HDD disk to a 2.5 inch Seagate 1000GB (1TB) SSHD disk using an external USB3 SATA Adapter attached to the laptop. I booted with Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD and I ...
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Encrypted hard drive or some alternative solution

I haven't found an answer to the following. Hypothesis: If someone gets physical access to my computer, how I would make sure that they (the ones snooping around) do not find my PGP details; like ...
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Use RAID0 Array

I'm really new to doing stuff with RAID. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.03 and made a RAID0 Array of 3 HDDs. I also set up an LVM on another HDD that's not part of the RAID. The way I set ...
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Cannot access Windows volume, operation pending

My Win 7 has recently crashed big time, and loops on startup repairs, while all other boot options bring me to a frozen black Windows screen. This happened to me a year ago, but I was able to view my ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS Crashes and freezes many times just after installation

Hello everyone and thanks for opening this thread; My computer works fine when I boot windows 8.1, but booting Ubuntu, I will surely face a system crash ( or freez), some times it takes one or two ...
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“mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1” when mounting ext4 drive

I'm trying to mount an ext4 partition on another drive so it can be mounted at login, but whenever I do, I get this message: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount ...
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HDD pooling/partitioning suggestions for media server

I have multiple hdds that I would like to pool together. Sizes are as follows: 2x1TB; 2X2TB; and 1x4TB. Running Ubuntu server 14.04 on a separate SSD with the primary purpose of using this machine ...
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Hoy do I get my data from Windows 8 back?

I had Windows 8 installed in my HP-PC when I proceeded to install Ubuntu 14.04 to run alongside it. My PC has a 2TB hard drive where Windows 8 and all my data was installed. In order to make the Linux ...
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boot filename not found with windows 7 ultimate+ recently upgraded ubuntu14.4 LTS dual boot+strange ticking sound

I had windows 7 and ubuntu 12.4 LTS installed for months.. have important data in both sections especially under root account of ubuntu... and D and G drives in windows partition.. not much in the ...
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OS drive and Data drive partitioning on Ubuntu Server 14.04

My server has 1GB RAM, 160GB nvidia RAID 1 disk that I want to use for the OS and a 2TB nvidia RAID 1 disk that I want to use for data (for Samba shares). What would be the best partitioning and file ...
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Preventing the dd command on extra drives

I use dd a lot day to day for writing Raspberry Pi SD card images. However every now and then I slip and by accident dd the wrong partition and thus killing my other drives. I was wondering if ...
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How to increase lvm disk partition size

I've came up with a problema, let me explain it: I have an Ubuntu 12 LTS virtualized on Hyper-V, initially it had 20Gb of asigned virtual disk but now I'm almost runing out of space so I've increased ...
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How to change the main driver?

Im on a windows 7 laptop with a 219 gig hard drive and i have a trial Ubuntu installed on a 900 gig external hard drive, Whenever i check free space on Ubuntu it shows 219 gigs instead of 900 gigs, so ...
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My Windows 7 Hard disk drives got disappeared after installing ubuntu 15.04

I installed ubuntu 15.04 through portable usb and I lost my access to windows 7.When Finally I am able to access my window 7 then I am not able to see my hard disk drives D and E. Please tell me the ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Ubuntu changed 2 hard drives making them unrecognizeable to both ubuntu and windows after ubuntu uninstalled

The drives are still functional and pass all tests. MiniTool Partition wizard shows them and the partions but the label is "*:" for both HDs. Now neither Ubuntu nor Windows detect either hard drive. ...
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deluge-webui permission denied for download on external hard drive directory

I followed this tutorial to set up deluge deamon and deluge-web-ui on my home ubuntu server 15.04. on my machine I have 2 hard drives: an SSD drive for the OS and a 2To hard drive for my personal ...
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How to check which disk is mounted where? How to mount all spare disks?

Doing a df -h: alvas@mt:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 3.5T 2.7T 597G 83% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 63G ...
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Is there a way to show free disk space in notification bar?

I sometimes come close to running out of space. Is there a way to show how much I have left somewhere so I always know?
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hard disk problem, interpretation of smartctl output

I need help with the interpretation of the smartctl output. I did the smartctl check because this week after a loss of power my ubuntu system first showed some errors while booting infsck and then end ...
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Cant read Hard Drive

My 12 year old rig died. But the hard drives were good (cuz they're only 2 years old after the old PATA drives died 1 by 1). 2 Sata hard drives, 1 was the boot drive, the other had all 'My Stuff' on ...
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Problems to mount a crypto-luks in ubuntu

I have a drawback of novice person, I encrypt my hard drive with crypto - luks in ubuntu and now I can not access my data , I have tried everything I seen but always gives a different error , please ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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installation issues using flash drive

Ubuntu doesn't allow me to fully install it because at the end when it asks, "Ubuntu needs to restart. Would you like to do it now?", without hesitation I click continue. Upon rebooting it prompts me ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Owner of mounted folder changes when it is actually mounted

I have a folder /media/user/drive_name that is set in fstab to automount an NTFS drive /dev/sdc2 /media/user/drive_name ntfs auto The problem is that when the drive is mounted, it and all of it's ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot

I have two HDDs, 80Gb each. On the first HDD, I have windows 7, on the second HDD, I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't understand why can't I use Ubuntu. When I restart my PC, it doesn't ask me about ...
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How can I re-size partitions

I have 3 partitions one is "/" then a swap and lastly a "home". I was hoping to have the root only have the Ubuntu OS. (no dual boot only Linux) The root is taking ALL the data, updates, and apps ...
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Extra internal hard drive not showing after messing up

I installed Ubuntu on my 1TB internal HD instead of my SSD, I turned off my computer unplugged my 1TB internal HD, reinstalled on SSD, turned off computer and then plugged 1TB back in. Now it is not ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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Not enough free space to update [duplicate]

I’m very new to Linux and can’t really use the command line well. I’m simply trying to install the latest updates. When I do, I get a ‘not enough free space’ message. I can see in my System ...
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Problem restoring disk image to external hard drive

The image I am trying to restore is an image of a usb stick that I installed Ubuntu onto (not a live usb) I created a disk image from the usb stick using the Disks utility, and saved it to my ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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Why do 15.04 System Settings/Details and gparted disagree on disk size?

gparted says I have one installed drive (/dev/sda) and its size is 476.94 GB. This is correct -- my only drive is a 500 GB SSD. Under System Settings, the Details display is mostly correct, the ...
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How can i recover files from hdd dedicated to unbootable OS with Ubuntu on USB?

I am using Ubuntu on a USB, and i want to recover the data from my hdd because Windows wont boot. I am new to Ubuntu and don't want to screw up the data on my hard drive. back story: I installed ...
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Drive failed in RAID, other drive has SMART errors. Which to trust?

I've had a RAID1 setup running in my machine for a couple of years, and recently the array has become degraded. Looking at mdadm information, it looks like the one drive has failed, but when I look at ...
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I installed Ubuntu on an external UDS HDD. My boot disappeared. Why?

I can't explain why my boot disappeared, after I did it: I plug a pendrive (live Linux Debian) + a virgin HDD-USB, all that on my linux Debian Machine. [usb pendrive live Linux] <=plugged=> My ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu on a (external) HDD after crash during install as internal HDD

Yesterday I simply installed Ubuntu on a machine, from a USB drive (where .iso was burnt). I choosed LUKS encryption. All was going good until an error occurs : something like "disk error". Since I ...
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Unable to access “windows” [duplicate]

today just when i started installing a new copy of windows 10 on my laptop i realised that i haven't retrieved the windows product key from the hard disk. because of my stupidity i quikly took of the ...
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how do i add a hard drive to my main partition?

I am going to make a small upgrade to my computer, one of my new components is a hard drive. I would like to know how to add this hard drive to my main partition so that when my original hard drive ...
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External HDD not being shown as an HDD

I want to install Ubuntu to an external USB connected HDD, but the HDD in question shows up as a disk drive so I can't install to it. How do I fix this? I'm now booting in with a disk of Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How do I set an SD card as main storage

Hey all I have a Chromebook running both Chrome OS and Crouton with KDE. I want to make the SD card the main storage of my comp. as the Chromebooks have very little SSD space.
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error mounting external harddrive

I have a partitioned external harddrive, have been able to open it before after checking on here. Now it cannot and just shows Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/Untitled: Command-line ...
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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Change main Hard Drive

Today I decided to give life back to my old pc (Celeron D 2.66GHz, 1GB Ram) so I burned a ubuntu linux cd. I run throw same problems but I managed to install and launch ubuntu succesfully but I run ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...