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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Dual booting W7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives.

I already have W7 on a WD hard drive, I got a Seagate hard drive I want to dedicate to Ubuntu. I popped in the disk and went to install, but a notification popped up asking me if I wanted to force ...
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Moved Windows from my HDD to my new SSD - Can't boot on Ubuntu anymore

I'm right now a bit disapointed. I recently installed a new SSD in my laptop, on which I had Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (dualboot). Both were so on my HDD: I allocated a partition to Ubuntu. The thing is ...
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How disable second disk on laptop?

I have Kubuntu on SSD (first) disk and also HDD (second, instead DVD-ROM) disk on my laptop. The second disc I use rarely. When my laptop is turned on, it does not emit any sound, but HDD peeps ...
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ubuntu 15.04 Freezes Frequently on new hard drive

I just bought a new 1TB - Seagate 7200.14 Family Drive ( ST1000DM003) - and I'm experiencing a weird behavior after installing ubuntu 15.04 and copying my files to new drive. Ubuntu started to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Can't detect my M.2 SSD second drive

Hello I have dell 7510 with two hard drives : SSD 512 GB & M.2 SSD 512 GB. When I want to install or just use ubuntu without install, ubuntu can't detect my second hard drive (image ubuntu), but ...
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Three Drives. First with Windows 10, Second with Ubuntu, and Third of storage. Storage Driver visible from Windows but not from Ubuntu

I'm having trouble with a 3TB hard drive. Thing is complicated, so I'll explain as detailed as I can. This computer has 3 disc drives. 1 SSD and 2 HDD. -The SSD has Windows 10 installed (Legacy Bios) ...
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Can't mount or fix corrupt NTFS partition on working HDD

Last time I was using windows it crashed because of some application I was running leaking memory and getting to around 7GB. I couldn't even open Task Manager so I just reset the PC. After rebooting ...
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Can I transfer my mdadm Software raid to a new system in case of hardware failure?

I have minimal experience with mdadm and software RAID, but I have a Dell Poweredge T110 II with two separate RAID 0 arrays, a total of two drives each array. I'm anxious that the software setup ...
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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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Formatting an external hard drive nearly impossible

I have been working for the last four hours to format my external hard drive. At first I tried right clicking on it in nautilus and selecting format. I selected NTFS and tried to format it. I got ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on XPS 15 with 32GB cahce?

I should preface this by saying that I am pretty tech savvy but haven't worked with Linux a lot and am installing to become more adept at using and tweaking the operating system. The more detailed ...
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How do i access my secondary HDD when I didn't shutdown windows correctly before installing (l)ubuntu? [duplicate]

I wanted to go right into using Lunbuntu, so I just cut the power to my PC (which has a 180GB SSD main and 160GB HDD secondary) and installed Lubuntu to main drive. Everything is working fine, until I ...
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Not detect HDD for USB

I have a problem with detecting hdd on USB 2.0. Model Seagate ST1000LM014. Hdd is connected to JM20329 SATA Bridge. Can someone help? I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 dmesg | grep sd [ 1.689401] sd ...
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Need help migrating hard drive using Ubuntu

So, I have a computer dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Despite being dual-booted, it boots straight to Windows 8 (It seems to be a recovery feature with Helwett-Packard computers, I'm ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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How do I share a secondary internal drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have two HDDs. One for the OS and one for Storage (actually called Storage, even). I have three computers. This one running Ubuntu and two others running Win 7. What ...
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Auto-installing Ubuntu next to Windows on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I want to install Kubuntu on a computer which already runs Windows 7. For this purpose, I have installed an additional empty hard drive (the drive containing Windows is fully partitioned and should ...
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Harddisk spinning when plugging/unplugging laptop

Im setting power management on my linux as I'm using laptop. I found on the internet that one good software is TLP, which helps power management. I have Acer Aspire V15 Nitro which have combination of ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS with dual boot system(other O/S windows 10). I had one hard drive and now i added another hard drive. Allocated around 840GB for Linux. In the past I just mounted ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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How to confirm the file integrity of data recovered using TestDisk undelete?

First of all, I take full responsibility for this screw-up. On the step-by-step wiki for Undelete file from NTFS using TestDisk, the very last line after all the instructions tells you NOT to copy ...
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How to install Ubuntu on separate Windows partition?

I have two separate hard drives: C:\ with Windows 10 and D:\ with data. Now I want to make two partitions on D drive. One with 80GB for Ubuntu installation and other one with all data I have right ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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Linux Multiple Errors on Boot [closed]

In advance, I apologize for my lack of knowledge of terminology, I'm fairly new. I have an external HDD which has two operating systems on it, Ubuntu and Kali. My hard drive has a 10 GB /boot ext4 ...
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Can I have a GPT partitioned SSD and an MBR partitioned HDD on the same device?

The title pretty sums it up though I am not sure if it is a valid question. And if not, can the HDD be GPT partitioned with already existing encrypted partitions?
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VirtualBox: Increase Storage SATA port size

see image please. I Have UBUNTU DESKTOP installed on the computer, and I have VirtualBox with UBUNTU Server. When I created the computer I assigned about 25GB of Hard Disk and I am needing more. ...
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How to restore deleted partitions?

Before installing Ubuntu, I was using win-7 where i had 4 hard drive partitions. Post ubuntu installation I can see all the partitions are gone. Is there any way to restore the 4 hard disk partitions? ...
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new drive in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04

I am using a new hard drive(non SSD, plain old hard drive) which is already ext4 formatted and mounted at /media/mynewdrive after following this article But i want to mount it at /opt as most of the ...
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Give more Hard disk space to Ubuntu

I know my question have been asked quite a few times on this forum but I am not sure if my situation is similar to what was described in those threads hence I decided to create a different one. Anyway ...
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Failure to mount raid array after upgrade to 15.10

I need help fixing my RAID arrays. here is what happened: I previously used ubuntu 14.04 with an SDD for the system and two identical 1TB drives as RAID1 array. Each drive is partitioned in two ...
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How to set hdparm in boot? 14.04+

I want to disable the Advanced power management of the hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04. The hdparm command is working: costales@desktop:~$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep -i "Advanced power management ...
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fail2ban log filling up whole disk and not deleting it properly

I logged in to a newly built server and I found out it was completely full. I checked the disk space taken by the files and I was puzzled to see that it was nowhere to be found. So I ran lsof +L1 to ...
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External HDD connected to router. How to use it as Ubuntu home directory?

I have a computer without USB, using Ubuntu (latest version). I have a router with a place to insert usb stick or external usb harddisk (to use it on the network). The computer is connected with this ...
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Is it safe to use /data or /vol mounted filesystem for external HDD?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to mount AWS EBS (or any other network drive) to one of the following: /data /vol /some-other-folder I know, that there standard directories, like: /var /etc ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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Raid 5 Array will not start and one drive failing SMART test

First of all please forgive my noobieness but I will try to provide as much info as complete as possible. I had recently experienced a power outage that resulted in my Raid 5 Array from starting. ...
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Iostat shows activity on unmounted partitions

My hard disk temperature is reaching until 55 degrees even with no activity. So, to analyse the whole situation, I did the following: I ran watch -d 'iostat -pxd /dev/sda && hddtemp ...
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What is eating up my disk space?

I have very recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. I have been watching the available amount of memory over two days, and i noticed that the free memory goes on decreasing at a slow rate. Initially the used ...
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How to restore files in external hdd rtrash? [closed]

How to properly restore files which has been deleted on plugged external HDD?
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HDD detection with installer

I have a little problem with older Hitachi HDD(SMART is Ok). When i try to install Ubuntu 14.04 with mini.iso installer cannot find this HDD. I'm trying to install with expert-commandline option. But ...
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“Input/Output Error during Read on /dev/sda”

I know that there is another similar question out there, but it did not provide enough information, so please do not mark this as a duplicate. I just built a brand-new computer will all new parts. It ...
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on two separate hard drives? [duplicate]

I used to be an Ubuntu user a long time ago but went back to Windows because it didn't satisfy my needs yet. But back then I used Wubi to install Ubuntu because when I tried to install it myself, I ...
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Does these HDD free space values look normal? Is there something wrong with my system?

I have been using Windows 8.1 and changed to Ubuntu 15.10 today. I erased Win 8.1 and installed Ubuntu. I have a 500GB HDD with 4GB ram. But when i checked the Computer properties i found this: ...
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Intel RAID5 array Shows < 50% space

I created a RAID5 array from the bios of 3 Nos of 4TB disks. Then I created a Volume in Bios which shows as 6.9TB. But in ubuntu this volume is shown as 3.2TB. Why is this so and how can I correct ...
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256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Struggle on partioning [No dual-boot]

I'm going to install Ubuntu and I was wondering about the partition scheme. My Setup: 256GB SSD 1TB HDD (Which is already partitioned - so 650GB would be free for my files, the rest of the HDD is ...
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SSD extremely slow when connected with internal SATA, ok with external USB

I have a brand new laptop (Asus N551VW, i7-6700HQ, 16 Gb ram) on which i installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and a new Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512Gb (latest firmware). I installed the default MySql 5.6.27 on the ...
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Fix undeletable directory on removable NTFS drive

Copied some large files on my NTFS-formatted portable hard drive, and I've accidentally pulled the plug before the cache was flushed. Upon remounting, the system didn't displayed any error messages, ...
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When using 'rsync' to duplicate a partition, the sizes come out different. Should I worry?

I have been using rsync on the Parted Magic CD to duplicate my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition to a USB drive as a backup. Once completed, the size on the destination USB drive is larger (>2.1GB) than the ...
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How can I install ubuntu without a any cd or usb drive

I would like to Ubuntu,but I really can't use any disk on my laptop now nor do I have any USB drive right now. So how would I install Ubuntu on my pc without using a CD or USB drive? I tried using ...
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mount xbox 360 formated disk

I have a game save data on a usb pen drive. Ubuntu doensnt recognize the disk file system though. I used the command fdisk -l, and tried installing netware 386 packages, but the disk still wound ...