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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Unable to automount the hard-disk drive on startup?

I have 500 GB HardDisk and below are my partitions: 500MB - /boot 50GB - / 4800MB - swap 440GB - Perosnal Drive I keep all my data in Personal Drive including Wallpapers, Music, Movies, Study ...
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Load_Cycle_Cont increase quick / green hdd dead

an old bug is still there: I use a normal hdd, and the Load_Cycle_Count increade very quick. Every few secounds go the hdd to the park position and is wake up again. One hdd i lost because this bug. ...
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Create System Image(Steps to clone all partitions)

I would like to create an image file of my system and then load that file and get my system back, as it is right now. The reason I am asking that, is that I would like to upgrade my laptop's hard ...
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Not to alter my hard drives data

I currently have i windows 7 machine that has 4 internal hard drives , their sizes are not the same so i could spot and manage to difference them in the partitioning process: I have 2 hard drives of 2 ...
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Not enough space when trying to transfer files from one HDD to another

Recently my hard drive started failing so i got a new one. I was copying my files to the new disc, around 350GB and around the half of the procedure - 1.5 hrs in - it stopped without giving any ...
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HDD standby mode does not turn on automatically [duplicate]

I have added the following lines /dev/hda { spindown_time = 60 } /dev/hdb { spindown_time = 60 } /dev/hdc { spindown_time = 60 } to the end of my /etc/hdparm.conf file and rebooted. ...
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Using Laptop with SSD & HDD

I have a new Acer V7 laptop with 24GB SSD & 500GB HDD. Windows is completly gone from it and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 automatically. I wasnt sure how to arrange/partition it manually. It ...
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Can't mount an IDE HDD - “can't read superblock” error message

I'll be brief, I'm trying to mount my HDD, /dev/sdb, which is connected via an enclosure but every time I try do so I get an error message mount: /dev/sdb: can't read superblock I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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Fastest way to check for bad sectors in HDD?

I have a bunch of disks, probably 50 or more laying there, i know some of them are broken and some should still work perfectly, I need a way to check them without wasting days... Do you know any ...
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Why won't my system boot off of a partition that I just transferred the Ubuntu install image to using the dd command?

I have a drive that I would like to install Linux onto, for eventual use on another machine. I want to bring the Ubuntu installer image onto a 20GB partition, and then boot into that. When I boot ...
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Hard drive reporting wrong size

I have a 1TB Hitachi drive that has been working just fine. I had to repartition it into vfat because a co-worker's Mac drive was dying and I needed to copy what I could. He took the 1TB drive home ...
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Create partition or install windows on the external hdd

I'm trying to install windows on the external hard drive, but nothing I have found until now didn't work (some of the instructions I didn't understand..) so I decided after a half of day to install ...
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When installing Ubuntu, can I use the dd command to copy the image to my 1TB hard drive for subsequent insertion into another machine?

Typically people are installing Ubuntu using a USB drive or burned DVD, but I don't have these. I would rather just go with installing to the destination hard drive itself, make it bootable, and ...
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When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, already having Windows 8.1

When I try to install Ubuntu on my laptop, that already has Windows 8.1 pre-installed, it shows that my hard drive is empty. Could you please help me to resolve this problem?
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How do I check the integrity of a storage medium (hard disk or flash drive)?

I've run across (personally or by proxy) a bunch of storage media that exhibited physical problems during their life. Hard disks, solid state drives and other flash storage media all fail after some ...
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Checking of Residues of Windows

Years ago I had Windows OS in my System. But I now I am using Ubuntu only. I have 3 partitions in my Hard Disc Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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Will Ubuntu format and erase the partition I intend to install it on?

I've never installed Ubuntu (or any linux distro) on a hard drive before but now I want to install it on a partition and have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 being on the C drive and Ubuntu on the ...
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Recover data from RAID1 array (My Book Live Duo)

I have a WD My Book Live Duo device which I used as a network drive with a RAID1 configuration. The device, which was working flawlessly for almost 2 years suddenly stopped working, that is; it was ...
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Unable to install programs on 2nd internal hard drive

I am a new user with ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on a 120 GB SSD. I have Wine installed so that i can use .exe files. I also have a second, internal hybrid drive that is 500 GB. With any Windows ...
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Boot to external hdd from a UnetBootin usb key

I have an external hdd with multiple operating systems on it (Ubuntu, Centos, etc). On newer computers, the drive is recognized as a USB HDD and I can boot it directly just fine. However on an ...
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Install from harddrive

I want to put Lubuntu on some old Laptops. It does not have a cd, dvd, usb ports, card reader, nor pxe boot. I've read around and cant find any similar situations. (sorry if I missed it!) Years ago I ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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External drive starts out read/write then after a couple of minutes it turns read only

I have an external drive that starts out read/write and I can make directories and files, but after a few minutes the drive turns to read-only. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Only one user is on ...
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ubuntu freezes with heavy hdd usage (continuous blinking led)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and it randomly freezes, and while that happen the HDD usage is quite high (LED almost continuously on). I can't move the mouse, can't use alt + tab, can't even go on ctrl ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and using my HDD

I have 500 GB of hard drive on my laptop and 24GB on SSD. After I install Ubuntu on the SSD, how can I make use of the hard drive? How do I make it so that only the operating system is on the SSD and ...
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/ Properties has an unidentified grey wedge…Why? [duplicate]

Thursday, I installed Ubuntu. Because I'm new to Ubuntu, I have explored... When I looked at the properties of the HDD, it showed me a pie. Free is Light Blue, has 31GB. Used is Blue, 5.2GB Grey ...
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

i have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1% and i get this.. .. nevermind, i need "atleast 10 reputation to post images.". the message i am getting while trying to update is "Not enough free ...
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Can a detached hdd reveal system information of machine from which the hard disk is detached

Can an internal hdd (on which Ubuntu or any other OS is installed) that i detached from the PC or laptop (keeping the OS as it is) and connected to some other PC or machine reveal the info of the PC ...
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Slow copy/move transfer rate on the same HD

I have a notebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and everytime I try to copy/move files (of any size) between to partitions of the same HD (both ext4) I get a transfer rate of ~ 3MB/s. What can I do? I ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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unable to install ubuntu on sata hard disk

I would like to install lubuntu in my old pc. I have a pci sata/raid from Syba sa3114 which connect 3 sata hard disk 1TB When I install and create the partition, I recive the following message: The ...
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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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Clusters and HDDs

As a student, I run a cluster using ubuntu server in my college. As you may already know, each computer of this cluster, have HDDs, and I'd like to create one single HDD for the cluster... I'm ...
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Configuring RAID in HP Proliant ML350e Gen8

We have purchased two stock HP ML350e Gen8 servers. Ubuntu 12.04 is to be installed in those. The stock base unit have provision for 6 hard disks for creating RAID in which, one is filled with 500GB ...
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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How to create backup image of clean Windows partition without using dd?

I would like to create image of my fresh Windows 7 partition (with drivers and updates only). It occupies 'only' about 35GB of my 250GB partition, so I'm searching for alternatives to dd because I ...
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Move /tmp (ssd) to /home (hhd)

I have an SSD (256gb) with two partitions, one of the with Ubuntu. I also have an HDD with /home and a partition for data (music, videos, etc). I would like to move /tmp (on the ssd) to /home (on the ...
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How can I setup a shared second hard drive over LAN so that users have file edit permission?

I have a second hard drive setup on ubuntu. It is partitioned using ext3. I have set it up as shared over a network. When other members of our office add files to it using both Mac OSX and windows 7/8 ...
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HDD clicking when plugged in, hdparm didn't help (Lenovo L440)

I have a Lenovo L440 with DVD ROM replaced by SSD disk with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and Windows 8.1 dualboot. The problem is that under Ubuntu whenever I plug the power in (e.g. whenever it's charging) the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot from hdd

I created a live USB on my laptop from a live Ubuntu disc, plugged it into my desktop and installed it to my 500gb hard drive. When I boot my pc, however, the hard drive is not listed as a bootable ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Drive not detected on 14.04.1 server install for Western Digital drive

Ubuntu cannot locate my hard drive (WD6402AAEX) during install. Hard drive works fine under Win7 x64. Bios and cabling is fine. Am I missing something? I don't see Linux drivers on the WD website ...
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Format external boot hard drive [closed]

I've got an external hard drive with Ubuntu on it. Now I need that hard drive and want to format it. Alas, it doesn't show up in the Devices list on my 14.04 machine. In Ubuntu's disk utility, it does ...
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Can't detect hard drive [closed]

i know this is probably already on here, but i could not find it. Im using Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64Bit, I'm using it to try and access a hard drive formatted with a linux partition (I don't know what?). ...
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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HGST Toura S 2.5" Portable HDD with Ubuntu installation. Will it work?

I have seen many topics about how USB 3.0 HDD will not work in Ubuntu 14.04. HGST Toura S is a hidden gem that spins 7200rpm, which is faster than traditional portable harddisks. Have anyone tried ...