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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Noisy HDD in Ubuntu

I have dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04. I found that in Ubuntu in many cases,my HDD is noisy and my computer is freezing and really slow especially when I'm using JetBrains products (CLion, ...
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how to retrieve files when there is a problem with how the HDD treats the computer?

i have a problem with my SEAGATE EXPANSION PACK 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE(HDD). At first, it wasnt recognizable by the PC. Then we discovered that the pin was stuck so we fixed it and now it can ...
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Upgrade, unable to boot

I've just done a regular upgrade on my system. I restarted my computer and Ubuntu won't load. All I've got is a small blue window that says HDD has been blocked by the current security ...
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Ubuntu installation takes the whole hard disk space, leaving no space for other partitions to be created

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (now upgraded to 14.10) from a pen-drive. Accidentally, I chose the whole of my hard disk space as the installation space - even formatting (or deleting, I can't remember) ...
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Recovering Files from 2nd HDD on a Ubuntu Server

Been Long time, Ok So I have a Ubuntu 12 Server with 2 HDD's 1st HDD is Holding the OS and the 2nd HDD is Holding the Data. The users suddenly complained that there are no documents in the Share ...
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how to find hard drive brand name or model?

I am using xubuntu 14.04. I need to know the manufacturer name of the internal hard drive or similar information. For example when using windows we can see the manufacturer information of the hard ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

Ok, I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB; What I'm intending to do is have a fresh ubuntu installation on my SSD along with a spinning hard drive I previously owned. I read through a lot of ...
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Installing Ubuntu On a Seperate HDD

I was wondering if I could install ubuntu on a 500GB HDD while there are already 2 other HDDs in RAID 0 with windows 8 installed. Any help is appreciated.
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Fix corrupted mSATA boot drive

I was given an disk image for an embedded device. I connect the mSATA drive through a USB 3 enclosure. I did sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb instead of sudo dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdb1. This ...
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Windows sees HDD Linux doesnt [on hold]

I have a NUC dn2820 with a Toshiba MQ01abd100, which is an Advanced Format 512e 1TB drive. I have tried Windows 8.1 and 7 on it and both can access the drive i.e. if I go to This PC/My computer I can ...
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I have a computer running Ubuntu and I have a mac os x snow leopard disk, can I dual boot them on 1 hd?

I would really like to be able to dual boot Ubuntu and mac os x snow leopard on the same computer. Is it possible? and if so, HOW? Thanks James
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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How can I install Ubuntu onto a second hard drive along side windows 7?

I've recently managed to install my old PC hard drive and have formatted it, now I want to install Ubuntu onto it but I don't want anything to happen to my windows 7 hard drive. I want to be able to ...
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Dual boot with LUKS encryption with 2HDD's(Probably repeat)

As the header states, I am wondering it it's possible to do a FULL DISK encryption on my UBUNTU HDD while having windows on a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT HDD? Will Grub2 allow for this? If so.. How? ...
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Awful beep on boot after installing Ubuntu in a Macbook

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Putting a Linux distribution on an external drive with Unetbootin

I don't have a USB stick or CD drive, but I'm trying to put some version of Linux on my external hard drive. My computer is running Windows 8 on a Lenovo Yoga. I used SmartDiskFAT32 to reformat the ...
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Computer lagging badly on all operating systems

I've been having the longest battle with a computer I assembled myself years ago. At the time I wasn't using it so I installed windows 8.1 (another battle in itself) and gave the computer to my ...
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expanding --vg-root(dm-0)

I added more space to my Ubuntu VM through vSphere (to 1TB). Then, I used GParted from Ubuntu live CD to expand sda2, and sda5. But when I do lsblk my root partition (--vg-root(dm-0)) is still the ...
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Why do I have excessive hard disk activity after using Kubuntu 14.10 for about 10 minutes?

Even just opening several web pages and checking email for about 10 minutes causes the hard drive light comes on solid and I'm done for ~ 5 min until the light goes out. I have a few years old Dell ...
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Allocate disk space to partitions in a fresh install

I'm planing to do a fresh xubuntu install and am wondering about how I would best partition my hard drives, which are as follows: SSD - 128 GB HDD - 2 TB Right now, running ubuntu, I have the ...
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In battery mode disable apm hard drive sleeping?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to disable advanced power management level up to 255 when my laptop is in battery mode. At this moment amp change it to level 1 and it's very hard to deal with. ...
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SSD drive errors in dmesg but smartctl says all is ok

I am not extremely experience in SSD monitoring so not sure if there is an issue or not, but yesterday I noticed in dmesg a number of errors being generated from my root disk (/dev/sdb). These seem to ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu - stuck at 'Installation Type'

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my computer, but am stuck at choosing the device and partition to install to. I have three harddrives, one of them was going to be dedicated to Ubuntu, but two of the ...
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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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Complete I/O error HDD after doing dd

Ok, before reading this, I just want to say that this is not a duplicate post. I once owned a Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB that contains Windows 8. After messing up a bit, it restarted and what I saw ...
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How can i mount a drive that does not want to mount?

I started off with previous versions of Lubuntu and settled on 14.10. using the box as a file server and/or torrent box. Upgraded from smaller to larger hard drives over time. The last HDD was 750GB. ...
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Change hard drive apm setting - spin down [duplicate]

My external USB hard drive is spinning down very fast (after about 1 minute). I remember I changed once the power management configuration which is inside the disk (Setting in flash ROM or something ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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How do I make the Ubuntu live CD play nice with my SATA controller?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 successfully on my machine. Unfortunately, I need to repartition the drive containing the / mount point as well as the windows start partition. For this, I ...
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Ubuntu + Windows Fails [duplicate]

I want to put windows and Ubuntu together in one pc (seems possible xD). I reduce my hard drive to 150GB and install Ubuntu 14.04 on that. All easily. He installed all well and I restart it. Then ...
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Thinkpad T440p Hard drive noise- Ubuntu 14.04

At this point I can't remember what my computer sounded like when I ran Windows, but regardless there is a constant hard drive noise that is bothering me- I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. It is a whirring ...
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How can I partition my hard drive before installation? [duplicate]

I have been booting Ubuntu 14.04 through a USB and trying to install it, but when I get to the part that has to do with the hard drive, if I go through it normally by letting it edit the HDD itself, ...
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Software RAID 1 is only showing half its expected capacity

While installing Ubuntu 14.10 I manually partitioned and set up software RAID 1. I have 4 HDDs, each 2 TB. On each drive I set 8 GB of swap space and made the rest ext4 and bootable (both as software ...
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Primary VS. Logical Types When Using Manual Partitioning At Ubuntu Installation

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I apologize beforehand if my terminology is incorrect. I'm constantly learning new things with all of this! I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 (I believe.) LTS. I read very ...
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internal hard disk not accessed [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu and now I cannot access my internal hard drive. When I did the installation I had an external hard drive USB attached. The computer will now only recognize the external ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard disk, disk letter changes

I have a serious problem installing ubuntu on my external hard disk. During installation i press "something else". It says that the external HDD is /dev/sdc. I install Ubuntu and bootloader there. ...
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Convert external hard drive RAW to NTFS partition [duplicate]

I have hard drive (in RAW format) having corrupted windows in it. I want to convert my hard drive from RAW to NTFS. I tried EaseUS and other recovery software in Windows system (by removing corrupted ...
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Retreave file names and directory structure with testdisk

So a few months ago I accidentally reformatted my external hard drive instead of my flash drive using startup disk creator. I already asked a question found here Unformat a drive? on what software I ...
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Ubuntu doesnt read my hdd data and just says it has a bad sector?

One day I turned on my Netbook and it said there was no bootable device, I booted a Ubuntu live-disk and in the disks applications it said the disk is ok, with only one bad sector, but it doesn't let ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Issues

I am trying to instal Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from a USB however I am having issues. Hardware; Dell Optiplex 160GB WD HD 6GB RAM Intel core 2 duo 64 bit I had Ubuntu 12.0.4 installed until ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary? [closed]

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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Second drive not allowing user accounts access

This problem recently started when I added about 5 new user accounts to the workstation, Before that this problem did not exist. I am running Ubuntu on a SSD and have two other drives that contain ...
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Dell 7537 syslog over 40 GB

I am a new user and not a techie, but i love ubuntu. I am at 14.10 currently and have almost 60GB allocated to /var but lately the /var folder has been eating up almost over 40GB of space, the last ...
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Shouldn't have left SATA port empty when creating RAID?

I recently added an md RAID5 to one of my computers. The boot & root filesystems were on the motherboard's SATA port 1, which became /dev/sda. I left port 2 empty for future use (oops?!) and ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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SSD, HDD And Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've ordered an SSD (Cosair Force LX 128GB) I have a HDD (Seagate Barricuda 320GB 72RPM) Im still building my Custom pc. i have to get a mobo, ram, cpu, and psu. so im still using my old Dell ...
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Hard disk fails sometimes

I'm using Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0-48. Sometimes the system fails to boot. Sometimes it hangs at the boot process just before the welcome login, and sometime grub fails to load the kernel and show error ...
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Seagate Expansion drive is not detecting

I am trying to connect my seagate 1Tb expansion drive with my ubuntu. drive is not detecting in my system. I tried many forum questions but nothing worked for me. I tried this command in terminal as ...