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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no root partition was found : FreeBSD [on hold]

I want to install freeBSD in my laptop. I already had a Ubuntu at my system. I make the partition of 40GB using GParted, to install freeBSD in to that. But when I install freeBSD on the partition ...
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files copied in usb hard drive using rsync disappear

I use Ubuntu server 12.04 and using rsync I successfuly copied files using rsync from server to the external usb hard drive which is plugged to the server all the time. For some reasons I reinstalled ...
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Additional HD not recognized after turn on again

I put only the OS and programs in one drive. All the staff and archives goes in a different HD, when I try to work with those files after turning the machine on the next day they are not linked ...
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installing 14.04 ubuntu alongside windows7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7. I downloaded the .iso file and used linux live usb creater to boot from it, I tried it for sometime and it all works fine - but when I tried to ...
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Installing ubuntu and drives partitioning

I am shortly switching to ubuntu forever. I want to erase windows 7 and run my laptop on ubuntu. I have acer aspire 4736z laptop with intel t4400 processor, 3 gb ram, 320 gb disk. Is 64 bit system ...
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How to Remove Unmounted drive Folder?

I have a computer that i customized to have PATA external drive attached. These drives work normally when attached, like it is automounted and folders open. I am using Java calls to mount and unmount ...
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How can I increase hard disk space in ubuntu server

I've installed ubuntu server and successfully running my web server in it. Though I wanna know that my system hard disk space is 1TB which is full with contents available in my website. And I wanna ...
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Dual boot drive question

I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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USB 3.0 ExternalEnclosure Unmounts at random

Title says it all. I noticed the drive was unmounted, so I got to looking through dmesg and found: [31080.516164] usb 4-3: USB disconnect, device number 3 [31080.760493] usb 4-3: new SuperSpeed USB ...
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OS - Does not Show 100% HDD Capacity

I am from Dell Technical Support -- One of our customers have installed 2-256GB SSD HDD and 2- 4TB HDD and Configured RAID-0 of 2 Arrays on Intel Based Chipset (ROMB)--- 256GB HDDs is primary for OS ...
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How to get list of all non-removable disk device names (SSD/HDD and SATA/IDE only)?

I need a list of all disk device names (not USB or CD ROM) in the following form DRIVES='sda sdb' so that I can loop through them in a bash script. Ideal solution would not have to install a special ...
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Recovering disk with corrupted superblock

I am trying to recover a disk that has corrupted superblock but I cant seem to unmount the disk at all. I used bcache for the three extra drive after a reboot one of the drive stopped working. so I ...
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Unable to read HDD content Lubuntu 14.04

I had a pretty old computer laying around (Dell Dimension 1100) and last week, when I heard about ''Plex Media Center'' I tought it would be a perfect computer to install the server on it. So I've ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Recover deleted Windows Partitions after formatting it as ext4 for Ubuntu installation [on hold]

I just did a mistake by reformatting the whole Hard-Drive as Ext4 when trying to install Ubuntu on the PC along with my Windows 8. However, in the Ubuntu installation process, I reformatted the whole ...
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GRUB freezes if external hard drive is connected. Can I simply make it invisible to GRUB?

GRUB seems to freeze whenever my 2 TB external hard drive (WD My Book) is connected. Connecting it while GRUB is loading does the same thing, but doing it afterwards or not at all will let my computer ...
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External hard drive error

DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending In English? All I am doing is trying to browse an external HDD (Western Digital)
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How can I check the SMART status of a drive on Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I check the SMART status of a drive under 14.04? I've seen Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install but it doesn't seem to apply under 14.04.
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Installing Ubuntu on external hard drivess? [duplicate]

Ok this has been bothering me for sometime. I'm trying to install Ubuntu desktop 14.04 on multiple external hard drives. I go through the install until I get to the partioning part. After that I go ...
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Why do I see permanent disk activity on my software raid partition (/home)

I installed Ubutu 14.04 server with this partitioning: / on an SSD /var and swap on a single SATA drive /home on a software raid1 consisting of 2 SATA drives. I switched all partitions to noatime. ...
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Windows partition not showing

I get the following error when I try to open a windows partition in ubuntu: Error mounting /dev/sdb7 at /media/aliabbas/D2D8B257D8B23995: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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When deleting a lot of files everything is very slow

I don't know this is a bug or just a limitation of hard disk -- when trying to delete a lot of files (e.g. empty trash directory when it contains lot of files), everything becomes very slow! From ...
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How to manipulate files in external hard drive using terminal?

How can I access (remove to be specific) files from my external hard drive which is already mounted using terminal?
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Setting up RAID 1 on 14.04 with an existing drive

I have a currently installed Seagate ST3000DM001 (about 90% full) and a new Seagate ST3000DM001 (blank). I would like to setup RAID 1 without losing the data on my currently installed drive. If I ...
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Installing windows on a separate hard drive after Ubuntu [duplicate]

I currently have Ubuntu installed on one hard drive, and Windows on another. The Windows one has a problem with it so I would like to format that hard drive and reinstall Windows. How can I reinstall ...
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Retrieve data from a FreeSpace volume [previously ext4 volume]

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, any thing you wish. I'm using an HP-ProBook 4540S 750 Gb HDD 4 Gb of memory Intel Core i3-3110M CPU 2.40GHz x 4 I'm a software developper,so I use to install 2 Ubuntu ...
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Home server hdd setup [closed]

So i am trying to build home server for backup/archive purpose. I have older computer that i am using, it has intel core 2 cpu, 2gig of ram and 3 hdds - 3tb (new empty drive), 80gig old drive that i ...
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Error - Plasma Workspace

Once Kubuntu is open and I select the Quick Access icon>Hard Disc Device I receive this error message: Error - Plasma Workspace The desktop entry file /home/peter/Hard Disc Device is of type ...
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mount of 2 USB-3 hard disks

I got a harddisk Seagate 3TB which I plugged in and was recognized immediately. I got a second hard disk Seagete 3TB, which I cannot mount anymore. sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdc: 3000.6 GB, ...
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Questions about checking for badblocks on a almost-definate bad HDD, I am new to Ubuntu

Heres the deal, I'm on an Asus x53sv-mh71, it's my friend's laptop. He dropped it about a month ago, and it stopped working about a week afterward. Wouldn't boot past the "starting windows" logo. I ...
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Toshiba 500 GB HDD Input/Output Read Error

I have a Toshiba Satellite C850 i0013 Laptop, the main specifications are as under : Processor Intel Core i3-3110M Chipset Model Intel HM76 RAM 6GB(DDR3) : 1600Mhz HDD 500GB (5400 ...
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Partioning a dual SSD & HDD latop, complete guide

I have bought a nice Asus Zeenbok, one with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Can anybody help me with a complete guide to partitioning the two? I can figure and judge the sizes myself, and I have tried ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Western Digital External Hard Drive Crash: How to recover data using Ubuntu

My Western Digital 2.0 TB External Hard Drive stopped working all of a sudden. I see the light flashing but the hard drive is not being detected. So, I created a bootable Ubuntu USB drive and I tried ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...
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Unable to open Windows 8 partition

Some days ago my windows 8.1 stopped working. The only thing I was able/forced to access was that problem-solving menu of windows offering me options to do a full wipe or restore some recovery files. ...
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How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD?

How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD? The existing backup and restore answers don't seem to cover the case where root and home are on separate devices
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how can i clean up all the extra files on my computer running ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I have a 3 TB internal harddrive and i figured that it would last me a long time. well its filled up and i have no clue how. i do have a couple duplicated movies but only about 40GB in movies all ...
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how can i dual boot with an already ubuntu computer if i have a harddrive i took out of a windows laptop with all its info on it?

ive looked and looked but cant find anything but repartitioning and creating both on one harddrive. what i want to do is take my built computer that i have ubuntu 13.10 (updating to 14.04 as im typing ...
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What are these two 8.4 GB volume HDDs shown in tray, and how to access my hard disk?

I'm really new to Ubuntu 14.04, just installed it today. In the tray it shows two hard-disks, each saying "8.4 GB volume". What are those?. Also, my notebook has an internal drive of 500 GB. how can ...
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Slow read/write to harddrive after backup?

Here's the story; I decided to make a backup of some files from an internal hard drive to an external, about 100GB, at something like 5mb each. This started off fine, predicted time at 2/3 hours. ...
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How to recover accidently formatted partitioned hard disk while i was checking centos dvd

My story is a bit different, i was just check a custom allot centos dvd to verify that it was burnt correctly on a dvd, so i booted from the dvd, and it gave me some options to continue into the gui ...
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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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Will an ssd make the ubuntu UI more responsive?

I apologize if this is a duplicate, if it is I was not able to find any actual explanation with Google or Bing or even searching Ask Ubuntu. I want to know if an SSD will improve the Ubuntu UI or KDE ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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Recover data from crashed mac hard-drive from Ubuntu live CD

I've seen this question already posted but it didn't work for me. I have and old iMac from mid 2007 (iMac 7,1 if I'm not wrong). I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then I made a complete ...
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New hard drive install

I am thinking about installing new hard drive in laptop I want to insall Ubuntu 14.04 do I need to insall any drives or othe programs 1st or can I just plug in new hard drive and install Ubuntu
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Ubuntu does not let me in past the password [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu newbie (currently i have the 14.04 LTS version), and I was trying to uninstall Skype so I followed a tip from this forum that told me to do the following in the console; sudo apt-get ...
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Can't get Plex to find folders on External Drives

I just switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu since all I use is Firefox and Plex. Unfortunately, all my media is stored on two external drives but I can't get Plex to "see" anything on the drives. Any ...