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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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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How to fix a log in issue after resizing your hard drive?

I am running Ubuntu on the Oracle VirtualBox. I was running out of room on my virtual hard drive (8GB) so I resized it to 16GB. Now when I try and log in I enter my password and the the screen flashes ...
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Can not access 2nd hard drive [on hold]

I Have 2 hard drives, 1 is set up perfectly and works well with ubuntu. The 2nd one i accidently set up as \, i can see it but not asscess it. I have tried to edit the parition but with no success. I ...
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Boot error probably about Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post but I need solid help on this since I've been having this problem with this hard drive frequently. Please refer to these screenshots for a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 checking an ext4 partition on every boot

I have gone through other posts similar to my question, but i tried all solutions/ or their methods dont apply to my case. there is no /forcefsck file on my system. fstab contents: ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a second hard drive [on hold]

I am wanting to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2. I have a custom built PC, that I built with 2 hard drives (500 GB w/ Ubuntu 14.04 and a 250 GB that will have Linux Mint on it) and ...
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For some reason Ubuntu doesn't see the hard drive, want to install

I'm trying to install the latest Ubuntu, but doesn't see the hard drive. Don't know if it's write protected or what. I've even tried windows, no solution. What can I do? What can I do? Please help
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Result of smart ctrl

I have problem with my dell N411z laptop. It works but frequently freezing and shows not responding display. Firstly it has Windows7 running on it then changed OS to Ubuntu 14.04. But the freezing ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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New extra hard drive, not being detected by anything

Ok so I got a hard drive that I got from a person who said that they aren't using it because they got windows 10. I was like, Ok so I tried to clean all data of it. It wasn't being detected by ubuntu, ...
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search for mounted hard drive by serial number

Is there a way to check if a hard drive exists using just it's serial number? I'd like to use this in python
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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
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drive after C: not showing in Windows 8.1 [on hold]

I have a 500GB Hard Disk in my HP laptop, C: had 200GB with Windows 8.1 and the rest was D: & E: drive with same size. I reduced C: and created a 54.5GB space for Ubuntu 14.04. But when ubuntu ...
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Is Ubuntu LVM a RAID?

I had a 4 disk LAMP system running Ubuntu 10 then upgraded to 12. The drives are managed by LVM since initial setup. Recently, one of the drive failed (the newest and largest of course, 3TB). I sent ...
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how do I image a drive to an uncompressed file?

I swear every tutorial I see and every software I run across can't give you an exact image of your drive, it's either gzip-compressed, or it's in another format for some specific software. I want to ...
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How to use unallocated place to drive

I want to use the unallocated space of my hard drive, I want to create a new drive or filesystem of that place and want to use. How can i do that. When i tried to create another partition, it gives ...
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Removing Partition in Hard Drive

My laptop hard drive is divided 50/50 between Ubuntu and Mint. I want to remove the partition,remove Mint and free up the space for Ubuntu. How do I do this without destroying the data that I ...
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steam error : do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again

I have installed steam but a message appears Steam Error : "You do not have enough disk space available to run this game. Please free up some disk space and try again" whereas my hard drive its ...
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Connecting two computers with usb

I bought a dual usb from belkin a little bit ago, it has the chip in the middle and is designed for dual computer use. Problem is, it seems its only for transferring files from PC to PC with the ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS over HP Proliant MicroServer G7 N40L | Rebuild RAID 1

I am doing testing with an HP Proliant Microserver G7 N40L that I acquire recently. I want to configurate 2 hard disks (1 TB per hard disk) in RAID 1 array. I mounted the volume like this video and I ...
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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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installation of 15.04 rendered two hard drives invisible to both windows and Ubuntu, but not to disk management software

I installed 15.04 as a dual boot on an external HD attached to a Lenovo T520i running Windows Pro 64. It worked well. I then installed 15.04 on an HP Pavillion E017DX running Windows 8.1 Home using ...
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How to install Steam games to an external hard drive?

I have been trying for several days now to install Steam games to my 500gb external hard drive. I used this tutorial (taking ownership, fstab, etc) and annoyingly, it didn't work. I got this message ...
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Clean install of ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on PC. Will not boot & bios shows no HDD only DVD?

I am new to this. I have just bought a new 1TB HDD and it is the only drive in my Desktop PC. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTE and copied it to DVD and did a clean installation. After the system ...
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NTFS drive does not automounts

I have an NTFS drive that is set to automount at startup but for some reason it doesn't. (There is another drive with same properties that does.) Any ideas why?
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Help Installing Dual Boot Ubuntu on Secondary Hard Drive that has Stuff on it [migrated]

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install Elementary OS Freya (Based on Ubuntu) on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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I keep running out of space and I have a second disk that I can use, how to format and make accessible

I need to format a second hard drive for use by Ubuntu 15.04. I have two disks of approx. 310 GB each. One drive is in use by Ubuntu. That one keeps running out of room (though I use sudo apt-get ...
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Recovery of ext3 partition from dead external hard drive [closed]

I was booting to a Ubuntu on an ext3 partition on an external hard drive. This has been my way of remaining true to Linux even in an what appears to be a increasingly Windows/Mac driven world. But now ...
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Why no swap partitions on SSD drives?

I often read that one should not place swap partitions on a SSD drive, as this may harm the device. Is this true? Can you please explain the reason to me? Because I otherwise would have thought that ...
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Adding a Second Hard Drive to a Ubuntu Server

I am thinking about installing a second hard drive into my ubuntu server. How hard is it to do this bearing in mind that it's a server and has no GUI. Also is there some way to merge the 2 hard drives ...
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How to securily erase hard drive with ubuntu live cd?

I want to sell my old SSD on ebay. How do I prepare the hard drive to protect my personal data and get the hard drive in a good shape using a ubuntu live cd?
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How do I generate a GRUB configuration file for another disk?

Assume I have two disks that both have Ubuntu installed on them. One is an internal drive and the other is an external drive (though this doesn't really matter). This procedure is running on the ...
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Mounting Drives as user at startup (FSTAB)

I am running Ubuntu and have been having some trouble mounting my 2nd internal HDD. It would mount with settings made by Disks program but would mount and be owned by root at startup even though I ...
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External HDD is not unmounting properly

I have just bought a Seagate 1TB Expansion. When I right click on the icon in the Launcher, it says 'Unmount'. However, previously it has said 'Safely remove', where it has unmounted then removed the ...
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Just installed Ubuntu, runs slow on HDD but Windows doesn't

I've just installed Ubuntu on my hard-drive, and the entire operating system is really sluggish. For example, opening applications and browsing files takes a very long time and is very unresponsive. ...
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/dev/sda1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found

I was using my Ubuntu 2015.04 (with ecryptfs-encrypted user home) laptop normally when suddenly, the hard drive became read-only. I rebooted and now it is stuck on this: [ 0.703206] ACPI PCC ...
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drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive

Where can I find drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive? Windows 7 compatible drivers would also be nice
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install Ubuntu server from internal HDD

I am using an old laptop from a business. The DVD drive wont open and no matter what I do in win7, I cannot get USB ports to work. Ethernet and wifi are fine. I want to set this laptop up as an ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Sony Vaio VPCEG1BFX/ What's Best Ubuntu version for Windows 7?

I want to first say that I've spent the past few days searching for different variations of this question without luck. So I apologize if this has been asked before. How We Got Here A few days ago ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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Want to test Ubuntu Hard Drive from a Windows 7

I'm just an intern trying to do my best job here, and the company I work with asked me to do the following: Send data from a Windows 7 PC to one using Ubuntu via an ethernet cable. So I learned about ...
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How to setup linux on drive d without removing windows on drive c and other drives

I am a starter in Linux. I was having a windows laptop with the hard drive split into 5 drives. Drive C Windows 8.1, Drive D and G empty. Other drives has important data. I want install Linux on ...
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HDD initially invisible after startup for applications but not for Ubuntu itself

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, so I hope someone can help to solve this problem or guide me to get in the right direction. I have installed Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS on a new AMD A4-5000 APU. The OS is ...
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Create folder and move files from one drive to another

I am totally new to ubuntu and I had installed ubuntu on a 8GB virtual disk using Virtualbox.Then I added another virtual drive to ubuntu (Ubuntu Disk 2) of 4 gb as follows Then I formatted the new ...
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Making /media/mightyalex200/Data ( NTFS HDD) a RWX

I need to make /media/mightyalex200/Data accessible for me (or everybody) as RWX. The only problem is that the Data HDD is a NTFS drive and I have no idea how to use ntfs-3g. I'm also new to Ubuntu ...
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USB HDD not readable on two usb ports

I have a System76 Kudu Pro. I have a usb hard disk that I use all the time. One day when it was plugged in and running I hit some keys (I don't know which) and now Ubuntu won't recognize that hard ...
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NTFS external hard drive fixing [closed]

I have a 1tb external hard drive which I partitioned into four parts but only the first two can open the rest they don't and a crc error is displayed when attempting to open. The disk have been using ...
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NTFS drive Permissions on new files/folders with Plex

So as the only user that uses this computer if I add a new folder or file into my external hard drive, the same drive I use for my Plex Media Server, from another computer, device, etc. Does that or ...
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HDD exfat partition will not mount

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with windows 7 (on separate SSDs) and just stored all of my music on my 1.5 TB HDD (which is formatted as an exfat partition). Everything was working fine for a ...