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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HDD mounting problem because of Win

I have a WD Elements HDD, I am using Ubuntu but from time to time I work with Windows too, so I formated it with NTFS (compatible with most devices, as the description says), as I see now I should ...
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how would ubuntu 14.04 run on my hardware

ok so im very new to ubuntu im building a new computer and im tired of dealing with microsoft related bs and im making the plunge into ubuntu and im just wondering how ubuntu 14.04 would run on the ...
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How to store program files on a secondary drive?

My Linux OS is installed onto a SSD. I don't want too many program files on my SSD. I understand that not all software files for a program can be stored on a secondary drive. However, I do have a ...
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How can I delete encrypted files to recover HDD space?

I tried to re-install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I unknowingly checked on the option of Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security. Unfortunately I stopped the installation at midway, and then began ...
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XUBUNTU can not find the hard disk

I want to install xubuntu but the installer do not recognize HDD-0. I've try different things but nothing fixed that. In Live System the hdd is visible; also the 3 Windows partitions and the free RAW ...
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Noob needs help with fresh install of Ubuntu

To be as brief as possible: We have an old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop that had an OS/hard drive crash a year or so ago. Destroyed the hard drive and was going to send the laptop off for recycling but ...
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Enlarge a local partition by adding cloud storage?

I use Win 10, PC-BSD, OpenBSD and ubuntu. On Ubuntu I only have 15 GB left on my largest partition. Is it possible to install some program that will enable my partition to grow larger, e.g. like ...
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Cannot Mount Harddisk from Macbook to recover files

I've looked around and cannot find a solution to this problem. I am working on an old Macbook that died and am trying to salvage some files form the disk. I am Using Ubuntu live to try and accomplish ...
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Disk has disapeared, Raid 1 appears to have changed disks :( and emergency mode!

What a muddle....I had managed to set up a Ubuntu 16 server utilising a software RAID 1=(sda & sdb) Had added a second disc mounted to /media/BackupDrive sdc. all with samba, all was well :) ...
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Bad sectors and partitions

I had windows 10, tried changing into Ubuntu, saw the error I/O, did some reading and used the command in How to run a checkdisk? sudo badblocks -nsv /dev/[device-partition] > bad-blocks It ran ...
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How can I fix overlapping partitions ?

How can I fix this, Here is my fdisk -l -u /dev/sda output: Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS unrecognized hard drive — not enough disk space to install

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a partitioned windows 10 laptop (Dell XPS 13 9350, 250 GB SSD, intel i5-6200u @ 2.30GHz CPU, 8 GB of ram). I've livebooted it without issue from a USB, ...
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any help with this … that is the second time for this to appear , ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

unable to access 529 GB Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ahmad/01D1065EFB83B3E0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda3" ...
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How to Share existing ntfs partition to windows network with specific users

Im a newbie in Ubuntu so I need all the help I can get. Here's my situation: I have an hdd with 2 NTFS partitions: 1. Windows System & 2. Data What I would like to accomplish is to put this hdd ...
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Setting up hard drive in QEMU+KVM?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I am using QEMU+KVM+OVMF for a Windows VM. Is there a way to mount physical hard drives to the VM only without using a container, as well as keep the data that is ...
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How to do RAID 0 or 1 on Chromebook(Hear me out before you say not Ubuntu)?

I am a amateur at Chromebook just saying! Ok,so I just recently bought a HP Chromebook 14-ak010nr from hp.com. After a few days, I got tired of the 16 GB storage when trying to dual-boot Ubuntu(even ...
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How to prevent ubuntu from automatically mounting plugged in storage

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sometimes I have to rescue data from failing storage. So my computer has a LSI sas- and a intel sata-controller - both are able to hotplug diskdrives. When I plug in ...
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Filesystem/RAID configuration to stripe/mirror three hard drives

I have 3 HDDs in my workstation: 1.5 TB (drive "A") 2TB (drive "B") 4TB (drive "C") I am doing a fresh install of 16.04. I would like to find a filesystem/RAID configuration that allows me to ...
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Access' permissian to HDD for standard user on ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

How can make an entry in fstab to mount UUID of the relevant disk to media/Data on ubuntu 14.04?
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Is there are way to read from a windows storage space from Ubuntu?

I have a windows storage space setup on my windows 10 instalation. The storage space includes only a single NTFS drive (sdb) and the drive is only used for storing media, windows is installed on a ...
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Permission denied even when run with sudo

I have a large 3TB NTFS formatted hard drive in my PC which I use for storage. I am trying to back it up onto an external drive. Every 6 months when I upgrade ubuntu I copy my home directory into ...
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Unable to mount second hard drive

I have a machine with two hard drives. One hard drive is dual-boot, and has both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10 installed. The other hard drive is reserved for storage. Until recently, this storage hard ...
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Bad sectors in hard disk and master boot records

I have a spare old hard disk and thinking to install linux onto it along with windows on my desktop. The first question I have is about bad sectors in the hard disk. I know the spare hard disk has ...
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External HDD no longer working on 16.04 (Seagate)

I have a 2TB seagate HDD on USB 3 that I used for backups on 15.10. When plugging it in to 16.04 I now get this message below. Does anyone know how I can get it working again? I have literally ...
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Harddrive still available after being unplugged. How is this possible?

I have an external USB harddrive at /media/hakon/0ddde628-b54a-4bb2-9823-b734fe0f78b9/ Now I unplugged it, and I can still type things like ls /media/hakon/0ddde628-b54a-4bb2-9823-b734fe0f78b9/ ...
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dumpe2fs not finding any superblock

I have a HD in pretty bad shape. I'm prepared to accept is dead but I'd like to recover the data from it. Running badblocks on it gives a HUGE list of numbers. Trying to run fsck.ext4 on it just ...
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Change size of /root patition in ubuntu 16.04 LVM

I installed ubuntu 16.04 with these settings "Erase Disk and install Ubuntu" with "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation" checked I have a 1tb hard drive and all that 1tb is now in the root ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with less than 25GB hard disk space?

I have a limited amount of free disk space left on my machine, (around 9 - 10 GB), and I would like to try out the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my computer, so my question is that, Is it possible to ...
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How to reevaluate clusters marked as bad in Ubuntu?

I have some bad blocks in my Hard Drive, and I want to reevaluate those blocks if they are physical or logical,how can I do this?
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Is there any way I can fix my corrupted Hard Drive?

Here is the output of badblocks -sv /dev/sda Checking blocks 0 to 488386583 Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): 190698244one, 31:24 elapsed. (0/0/0 errors) 190698245one, 31:29 elapsed. (1/0/0 ...
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How do i share an external Hard drive over a network share?

I cant believe this is as hard as it is. I have a PC running Ubuntu 14.04, it has a My Book WD Harddrive connected to it. When i browse from my wireless Ubuntu Laptop i can see the normal folders and ...
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During a ddrescue, the disk I was writing to was disconnected. Now it is read-only

I'm doing a ddrescue from one external hard drive to another, and I bumped one of the cables and I got the error: ddrescue: Error opening logfile 'logfile' for writing.: Input/output error Fix the ...
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Hard drive not mounting

I'm trying to connect to an external HD (Samsun D3 station). It is not recognize by any OS (MAC, windows and linux). I have tried with different cable (USB and AC) and no difference I even try open ...
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Hard Drive recognises everything as executable

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an external Hard Drive that I use for storage data. In order to be able to execute file in this Hard Drive, I modified the /etc/fstab adding the following code: ...
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Drive Encryption Ubuntu Server 15.10

I have a small server running Ubuntu Server 15.10 from a usb stick. I have 6 drives of varying size all formatted to ext4. 2 drives I plan to configure using Raid 1. The remaining 4 drives I plan to ...
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Move folder directory to secondary drive

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my PC. The OS is on my SSD and that is the only thing I want on it. I have a previously-formatted 1TB hard drive in my computer which has several folders and files ...
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Grub black screen on external hdd

I have a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with HD Radeon and with W7 preinstalled in a internal hdd. I try to install ubuntu in a external hdd, but the Grub don't load, only appear a black screen and i only ...
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ata2.00 failed to enable aa

I'm new to the world of Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS yesterday on a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and till now I already recognized, that Lenovo is a bit infamous for this problem. So when I boot up the ...
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Clone external hard drive to internal hard drive

The hard drive failed on my new laptop so I installed Ubuntu 14.2 on an external hard drive and have been using it for the past 3 months. Now that the laptop manufacturer had sent me a new hard drive ...
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How to scan my hard drive for problems?

I would need some help to find out if there is some problems with my hard drive. Could this be done by running Ubuntu from a dvd? Kind regards, Victor
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ddrescue GNU recovering 327.68kb every 12 minutes?

So I finally got ddrescue to work by mounting a directory(on live cd). However my failing external hard drive is writing only 327kb every 6 min. Thats rougly 23 days per gig on a 1000 gig hard drive. ...
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on PV larger that 2T

I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets corrupted. On a 2TB drive ...
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I installed Ubuntu only, not dual-boot. But now I can't find my drives

I recently clean installed Ubuntu without dual boot, so everything was erased, but now I can't seem to find where my C and D drives are located. Here are the results of some commands that I tried: ...
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How do I wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it? [duplicate]

I want to completely wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it, so I can put Windows back on it. How do I do that? I don't want to dual boot either, I just want to wipe the drive and put Windows on it. How ...
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Mounting NTFS Drive to Ubuntu Server VM without losing data

I have a Plex Server running on an Ubuntu VM with KVM as Hypervisor. Until now I had my Plex Server running on my Windows Desktop PC. Now i want to mount the NTFS Drive to the Ubuntu Vm so my Plex ...
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How can I delete all partion of my pen drive and create a single volume?

I have 8GB pendrive. The current configuration of my pendrive in shown in image. It shows 6.9 GB as a free space, 2.3 MB as a FAT drive which is shown when i open it. I want to format drive but ...
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Error while installing GRUB during Ubuntu 15.10 installation

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.10 with dual boot but its stuck on third step "Preparing to install Ubuntu". Then I delete all other partition in the hard-disk and use whole disk to install Ubuntu that ...
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Did hard drive ids change in 15.10?

my fstab has entries like /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x9236792127351050241x-part2 after upgrading to 15.10 this isn't working because those paths no longer exist? now it's at ...
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Error Mounting Harddrives [duplicate]

I'm running dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and got 4 internal harddrives installed (see list specs). When I want to access video footage stored on my WD30 I get the following error: Error mounting ...