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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Ubuntu 16.04 Hard disk power off retracts on suspend

This did not use to happen in Ubuntu 14.04, but happens in 16.04. When I suspend the PC, the HDD in my PC retracts its head as if the power was suddenly cut off.. This happens with both WD Blue and ...
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External USB 3.0 Hard drive don't turn off after computer shutdown Ubuntu 16.04

I dual boot Windows 10 & Ubuntu 16.04, my external Seagate USB 3.0 HDD won't turn off when I shutdown my computer under ubuntu, but everything works fine with win10. My external HDD is always ...
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Second RAID hard drive is mirroring first?

By running the following command, I get the result: sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 1.8T ├─...
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my windows 7 and other patition disks not appear after installing ubuntu 14.10

While booting when I am press shift then options are shown, but window selection option is missing. Also I am not able to download any software from Ubuntu Software Centre. When I try to install, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unable to connect to external hard drive

I am unable to open my external hard drive on my Ubuntu 16.04 system. I know its detected because when I run parted, it shows me this: I don't know what the problem is and how to solve it. Any help ...
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testdisk is showing wrong size of drive

I'm trying to recover the data of a damaged hard drive using testdisk. I did all good, did the quick search, the deeper seach, and then, after confirming that my files had been found by testdisk, I ...
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boot ubuntu on external hard drive

I have a actual hard drive (those used in laptops, W.D. blue 1t, i had to replace it with new one so i have one extra and i connect it to laptop!), I was wondering how can i install Ubuntu on it? i ...
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Quick doubts about an HDD

If I'm not so wrong, my hdd is going to die. Right? Is there anything that I can try besides switching the hdd? If the HDD is dead how many skips on the water it is going to do? 4 or 5? /joke (the ...
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How to assign a UUID to a hard drive?

I have done a clean install of ubuntu 16.04 LTS onto a acer aspire VN7-792G. This has a 128Gb SDD and a 1Tb HDD. The laptop was supplied with windows 10, which I removed using the diskpart utility ...
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Installing ubuntu. I have Windows on sdd and want to put ubuntu on hdd

The problem is that my pc already had the hdd divided in 2, which is kinda great, because then one part is for storing stuff at windows and another to install Ubuntu. So atm it looks like this: http://...
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I can't install steam games on my external usb hard drive. What do I do?

I have an hectron 320 G and I cant install steam games on ubuntu . It says it needs execute permission and I've tried other solutions and it dosent work . I've tried the methot in here and it doesn't ...
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Hdd to Sdd without external drive

I want to change from hdd to sdd with no extra drive to backup to. I am right now using dual-boot with Kubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10. On the new sdd, I wish to have only the Kubuntu. What are the ...
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Error fsyncing /dev/sda1 during install

My laptop crashed, so I am trying to install Ubuntu again. But it is showing this error during the install: Any ideas what might be wrong?
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Mount 2 drives as 1

I have a desktop system with a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to install Ubuntu on the SSD, but I want to 'combine' the 2 drives when the system start. I want the system to see the 2 drives as one....
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My external hard drives (1 TB ADATA Classic CH11 and 1 TB Western Digital My passport Ultra) are not being recognized

Good morning everybody, I am very new to Ubuntu and this website so excuse me if I make a mistake putting this question in here if it is already answer (I looked for similar questions already solved ...
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Partition not showing after fresh installation

I have just install Ubuntu in my new works station and having issue with showing up all available partitions and mount it. As I am not well experienced with Ubuntu, I am unable to understand the ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “HDD”

So I was recently doing an Arch install and ended up formatting my HDD in the process with fdisk. I gave up on Arch and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. Now whenever I try and open my HDD in Nautilus I get ...
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Ubuntu will only run from the live disk and not install my hard disk is corrupted

Ubuntu loads from the live CD but after going through the install it requires me to put the live boot in I did a complete erase and install with Ubuntu 16 is there anyway I can use terminal to format ...
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I crashed /dev/mapper partition using dd to another partition

I have a recently installed server with three disks: 1TB, 2TB, 1.5TB. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS onto the 1TB disk /dev/sda and then tried to mirror that disk onto the 2TB /dev/sdc $ sudo dd if=/...
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16.04 Hardware RAID 1 configuration

I just installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 to my home server on ssd disk. I have ASUS M5A78L-M motherboard that claim has RAID 0 and RAID 1. I also have 2 * 2TB same model harddisk. I configured my disks as ...
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LAN not working for 2nd OS of 2nd HDD

I have two HDD. Let me tell you more correctly. I had one HDD where win8.1 was installed and was working fine. Now I connected 2nd HDD in different SATA port but the problem is after installing the ...
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Ubunutu 14.04 HDD won't boot from from another computer

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a computer and then i moved the HD to my new computer, the OS won't boot but when i boot from Live USB Stick the OS recognizes the HD and the files. What can i do to make ...
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can't partition hard drive correctly during installation

I want to install ubuntu to my pc which has windows 7 already installed. My windows has 3 partitions C:, D: and E:. During Ubuntu installation i want to delete my C: and D: drives and install ubuntu ...
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ZFS autoreplace unavailable drive

I have the fallowing ZFS test pool setup in my vm: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM pool DEGRADED 0 0 0 mirror-0 DEGRADED 0 0 0 sdb ...
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usb stopped working after making it a bootable device

My usb is not being detected after making it a ubuntu bootable device.. the second time when I tried to install it on my hard, disk my hard disk stopped working. The hard disks light turns up but its ...
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Merging disks into one partition

I have a server with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. The server has 4x2TB drives installed. I want to use all four of them as a one partition and don't know how to merge all of them. The fdisk -l -u command ...
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Ubuntu is renaming my mount point for a hard drive

I have a hard drive connected to my computer, it's located at /media/hassan/Hassan HD. This does not normally change when I reboot, but it did this time. Now it's at /media/hassan/Hassan HD1. Not sure ...
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how do I boot from the 100 GB SSD and run large programs in the 1 TB HDD?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTE installed on my 1TB HDD, I cant find any step by step information on how to change it so the computer boots from the 100 GB SSD while still using the 1 TB HDD for larger ...
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USB drive just keeps auto suspending/disconnecting, even after disabling it

So, situation description: USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure (MS-Tech LU379PS, idVendor=152d, idProduct=2336) with a WD Caviar Green 2TB inside. Connected to my small Home Server (ZOTAC ZBOXSD-ID12/ID13) via ...
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How to convert HDD from GPT partitioned to partitionless keeping BTRFS filesystem intact?

I have a 8TB Seagate Archive HDD partitioned with GPT: BTRFS filesystem (1TB approx), all the rest is now free. I would like to convert this HDD to partitionless (let BTRFS manage full drive) while ...
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Install grub for different OS on different HDD

I have a new system with me and two HDDs from my previous system. Simply put, I have sda with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sdb for additional storage. I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 LTS and wanted ...
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External Hard Drive Wont Run/Can't Access?- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [closed]

So I'm a complete new pc "noob" and have hit the ground running in regards to gaining knowledge in ALL facets of OS and Computers in general. I have Just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS :), and ...
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SSD partition and align Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD. Some ...
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Migrating USB boot to SSD [Kubuntu]

I'm currently running Kubuntu 16.04 LTS on a bootable USB My hdd and sdd aren't usable (they're in "root/dev/disk/by-id/" as unknown files) I can find the hdd as "sda" in "root/dev" but its a ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Drive

I have a 64gb flash drive that I want to boot from in Legacy mode so I can install Ubuntu on my 3Tb Hard drive but the flash drive keeps booting into EFI mode and causing the install to get stuck at ...
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Hard disk not showing up in files but it is shown in “disks” and mount option are not available

Error when I tried the solution given on this website iya@riya-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support ...
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Can't mount my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which I partition sometime ago. I made two partitions in one I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the other I use for storing various files. It was working OK last time I used it ...
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Cannot install grub

I can install browserlinux, but I have to always reinstall it. OS on card reader I can load up to "Try Ubuntu" and actually try the OS, but I cannot "Install Ubuntu" and this I can do with Ubuntu 11....
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bash: cannot create temp…No space left on device. Have plenty of inodes [duplicate]

I get bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device when using bash autocomplete. Most searches for this say the problem is a lack of inodes so I did df -i and got: ...
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How to make Ubuntu install software automatically to /home on a different hard drive?

My Ubuntu installs new software that I am downloading (video editing software etc) to /root on my 8GB SDD card which doesn't have much space. Why is software not essential to the system automatically ...
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how to solve my mount error problem in my laptop [duplicate]

I am getting this error when I try to open one of my partitions in the hard disk. Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/user/Personal: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=...
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Did ubuntu really crashes hdd?

After installing ubuntu my seagate barracuda (6yo), died in few days. That is why i had to buy new WD hdd-disk. I installed ubuntu again and everything seems ok, but hdd works too loudly. When i used ...
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Ubuntu16.04 suddenly boots to a text-only (initramfs) prompt, restoring superblock doesn't fix it

So I thought I had faced the typical problem of getting a superblock corrupted (which I think happened because of an intended hard/unclean reboot). However after following the guide in the first ...
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Move os from a hard drive to another

Right now, I have two hard drives on my computer, a 1TB one and another 2TB one... The 1TB one has Ubuntu 14.04 in it and the other has data only. So, right now, my computer boots from the first hard ...
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recover external hdd after using dd [closed]

I have a 1TB external HDD with no partition. I did a dd command and have overwritten 3gb to my HDD before i cancelled the operation. When I plug the HDD to my PC it can't recognize the HDD and asks me ...
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Interruped Gparted NTFS resize. Still have access to drive but GParted cannot read contents

I have an external 1TB HDD (USB) formatted to NTFS, and wanted to shrink the partition about 300GB and create an ext4 partition. So I opened up GParted and done that. During the resize partition (...
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What does the -b switch for udisksctl do?

I had to mount an encrypted external hdd using the command-line earlier this evening. Thanks to these instructions I was successful, but I'm left wondering what the-b switch for the udisksctl command ...
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Windows corrupts primary GPT table

I have an external hard disk that I share between my Linux laptop and my Windows 10 desktop. The disk has a GPT table, with a NTFS partition and a partition encrypted with Truecrypt. The disk works ...
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Forgot passphrase (encrypted hard drive), how can I use my computer again?

I forgot my password for an old computer I have that is running Ubuntu 14.04. I encrypted the hard drive when I set up the computer. There is nothing important on the computer so I do not care about ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (and 14.04) do not recognize harddrive for installation

My Hardware: Motherboard ASRock N68C-S (with latest BIOS) Some SSD Drive BIOS is in IDE Mode (There is IDE and RAID as an Option) Currently there is Windows 7 installed, I want to install Ubuntu and ...