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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Dropped Laptop, Need Help Fixing Bad Sectors In HD

So here is the situation. I dropped my brand new 2 month old laptop on the ground. I did a reboot and I am not stuck in a Win 8 infinite repair disk loop. I have no access to a dvd/cd drive and the ...
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External HDD working on Ubuntu Live CD but not Ubuntu server

I have an external USB 3.0 drive that works when plugged into a Windows 8 machine and when running an Ubuntu live CD. It will mount and is accessible as both FAT32 and EXT4 in the live CD. When ...
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Cannot access my second internal HDD 1TB on latest Ubuntu

I just installed Latest Ubuntu x64 from USB. All was OK. Installed on my Win 8.1 with option "replace your current Windows with Ubuntu". (Not dual boot with Windows,) My question: How to get in to my ...
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Restore dead Partition on hard disk

Volume on which I had installed my ubuntu died. The other one (600GB) is working good and I can write and delete. But I can't Open "partition 1" Is there any way to restore it's content? ...
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brand new htpc build input/output error partitioning new hdd

Sorry but this may be a stupid mistake. i have made i have always had windows computers i have just built this htpc and have ubuntu installed already its running great. ubuntu is installed on a ssd ...
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14.04 Freezes while transferring files larger than 1gb [on hold]

14.04 has started freezing during file transfers that are >1gb. This happens regardless of whether I transfer to a flash drive, external hard drive, or my second internal drive. Any ideas what might ...
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How to detect all 10 drives on 2 Sil3726 PM's attached to both EC05 SATA ports running Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a Marvell 88SE9130 chip. lspci detects the ...
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Can't boot without another HDD [duplicate]

I've two problems: I took my old HDD and put it in a hard-drive enclosure. Then I connected this to an notebook which is running on Windows Vista. I also connected a USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
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How to use 3 hard drives for one server? RAID, JBOD, or LVM? [duplicate]

I want to know a How to setup a JBOD, RAID, or LVM. I have 3 Hard Drives. 1 - 300 GB 2 - 160 GB 3 - 80 GB How do I use it as one single volume for Ubuntu Server 14.04 running a Web Server? My main ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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XFS partiton: can't fix missing superblock issues

My 1.4 TB drive in my MythTV system died while I was away last week and I can't seem to get to a next stage in seeing what's wrong. fdisk -l does not show the drive. sudo lsblk -o ...
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Moving Encrypted Folders

How can i move Encrypted folder(everything) to new Disk, my HDD that has Linux is about to blow, its so slow. So I bought SSD but, how can i move encrypted folders because my Linux folders are ...
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Explain on how to setup a JBOD Ubuntu Server?

I have 3 hard drives. Two hard drives are SATA and one is IDE. C:\ - 300 GB SATA Hard Drive D:\ - 80 GB IDE hard drive. And third disk is not installed, assume as if it was. How do I merge all three ...
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High HDD temp in my laptop

This is my output of hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB: 46°C This makes my laptop way too hot. I have dual boot and I have installed windows. My HDD does not heat up this much in ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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How to combine multiple hard drives in ubuntu server?

So I have my main hard drive at C:\ which I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on. I have a second hard drive with nothing in it at D:\ how can I combine them? What I want: C:\ drive is 180 GB. and D:\ ...
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replaced win8 with ubuntu, unable to read from my second hdd

so I've replaced windows 8 with ubuntu and GParted can't read the file system type of what are former windows8 ntfs partitions. It can't be mounted, only formatted. What can I do to retrieve my data? ...
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External Harddisk converted to UDF Volume. How to reverse?

I was trying to mount an image file over a usb. From one of forums thread I used this solution: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/sdb I copied the image file from an external HD to my ...
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Formatting 2 hard drives through LiveCD [duplicate]

What I want to do is completely wipe the 2 HDDs that are in my laptop, erasing everything (windows, ubuntu) so its essentially factory new. From there I want to just reinstall Windows, bit I don't ...
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Why does System Monitor show two hard drives instead of one? [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu twice; is it possible there is still some left behind data? I only have one hard drive, but System Monitor shows as if I have 2? What's with the second one?
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Accessing Hard drive enclosure through usb

I am trying to get at the files on my old dead computer with the hard drive in an enclosure. It was Ubuntu 12.04. It worked well on my desktop for a while, but I tried to boot to it on my son's ...
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reallocated sector count increases when using ubuntu!

When using Ubuntu the hard drive makes parking noise (windows 7 is silent). When I use the check disk utility the reallocated sector count tells me 1920 with 48 bad sectors. The 48 bad sectors hasn't ...
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Can I Access Hard Drive Files from Ubuntu?

Here's the thing. My windows computer is giving my a hard time getting to use my OS and my files stored. I am planning on install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Flash and then I will try to get access to my ...
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Unable to access hard drive

I am receiving the message shown below when trying to access a hard drive on my PC! Can anyone help me with simple instructions to recover the drive? thanks you Unable to access “DATAPART1” Error ...
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Cannot access Disk settings for external USB drive and drive does not sleep

I have a Seagate Plus 4 TB external USB 3.0 hard drive and am running stock Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. The OS is running on my internal hard drive. External is for backups. I always had my drive set to ...
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Low disk space for installation of apps

Hey guys I just installed ubuntu a few days ago and used the first option of dual booting with windows7 after installing some apps and stuff I got and error saying that there is low disk space...I ...
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External USB 3.0 HDD makes loud click sound while shutting down

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 14" laptop with OCZ 60GB SSD as boot/internal HDD. I use an HGST Touro 1TB external HDD for my storage needs (on a USB 3.0 port). The system is running on dual-boot ...
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External HDD Permissions [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer aspire one, it don´t recognize my hard disk / drive, What can I do? [closed]

Information of computer: ACER Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60 GHz 1.60 GHz, 0.98 GB of RAM Right now it has Windows XP home edition with service pack 3... What can I do? help please!
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I am stuck at the partitioning part of installing ubuntu [duplicate]

So i have finally figured my way into the install process for Ubuntu. But i am stuck. I have windows on my SSD, then a 1 TB HDD then a 2 TB HDD that i partitioned specifically to use as a back up (1.5 ...
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Can't access files in internal HDD

I've been trying to get Plex to recognize my internal hard drive. After searching google, I came across this walk-through to mount the HDD in another directory in /mount/ I was getting a similar ...
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how to partiion with g parted

hello I have five 2tb hard drives and I would like to make the computer with Ubuntu read all 10 like right now it just shows the one 2tb that has Ubuntu installed on it all the others are their their ...
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How To Install Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Dynamic Smart Array b120i logical drive

I've got some problems when trying to install ubuntu on hp proliant dl 160 gen8. I've got 3 logical drives in dynamic smart array controller, and on installation screen I see only physical drives. How ...
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Ubuntu Server Setup help: sda sdb have changed? How to know I'm making shared folders on the right drive?

Please help, I will be forever grateful! I've built a system to use as a file server, with one 120GB SSD and one 4TB HDD. I've installed Ubuntu Server and I want to have the OS on the SSD and the ...
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How to disable automount of an harddrive?

I am working on a project, and for this I need to disable the aumounting of hard-drives in Ubuntu both at startup and when I plug an hard-drive. I tried one solution with "edit-conf" disabling ...
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How to find out the amount of hard drive space consumed by installed programs? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is any way to see all the installed programs as well as the hard drive space used by any particular program?
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ZFS Pool - in dire need of help.

I'm really really new to Ubuntu. Which is probably why I'm facing this predicament... I couldn't load Ubuntu this evening. For whatever reason I could get to the login screen, but absolutely no ...
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Moving files to TrueCrypt encrypted HDD hangs

I'm trying to move several files to an external HDD. The HDD is encrypted with TrueCrypt. Everything works fine until I start moving the files over there. The progress bar moves up to around ~500mb. ...
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Corrupt HDD- How can I fix it? Not in Disk Util

I turned on my PC the other day, and it wouldn't turn on. After a lot of messing around with grub and liveCDs, I found out the problem was in my 2nd hard drive (500GB, SATA connected, used to be sdb1) ...
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accidentally deleted windows while installing ubuntu, not able to get it back please help! [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu via Live CD on my lenovo laptop which had Windows 8.1 installed on it. Then I decided to install Ubuntu and while doing that I accidentally click next when it said wipe Windows and ...
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Unable to mount WD My Book on 14.04

I broke my UBU system few days ago and accidentally formatted the drive with valuable data on. We have been able to recover the data on MacBook and transfer them to My Book. But anything I tried ...
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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Ubuntu Server setup: How to install Ubuntu on one drive and use other drive for file storage?

I've built a computer to use as a home file server. I will be installing Ubuntu Server. I've put a small SSD and two large HDDs in it. I have no prior experience with Ubuntu (desktop or server). I've ...
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Cant find hard drive in Ubuntu

So my computer already has Windows installed on a 1 TB hard drive and just purchased a 120 GB SSD that I believe is correctly installed. Last night I set the BIOS to automatically start to the SSD ...
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Ubuntu Installation not displaying full HDD

I am not sure how to best word my question, but I'll try my hardest. When going to install Ubuntu 14.04 (Alongside Windows 8), when I get to the part where it asks me to set the amount of space for ...
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Error openning my hard-drive

I'm trying to open my main hard drive (on live environment - my ubuntu is on usb device) but I got the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/C0F89410F89406B6: Command-line ...
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“Errors were found while checking the disk for /” , no /tmp mounting error

I've been recently experiencing following error during every time I boot into ubuntu: Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. However everything seems to work file once I choose ...
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How to make sure HFS+ drive is writeable

I have a 1TB HFS+ drive mounted on boot (relevant line in fstab:) UUID=1b86e294-8f48-3f8d-932b-634460a0af65 /media/guy/Terra hfsplus defaults,force,rw,user 0 0 . Most of the time it's fine and ...