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File operations not permitted on ntfs file system on Thoshiba 1TB external hard disk in Ubuntu 11.10

Recently I buy a Thoshiba external hard disk. And I make a NTFS partition. Now it is read only mode in Ubuntu 11.10. Now I can't able to copy from my system / create folder in HDD. But copying from ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 - My computer GUI - list of hard drives - “Unknown type”

Please see attached image. I have no idea why it is being listed lik3 that. I have no problems with accessing the file system or any other problems. Any ideas?
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How to install Ubuntu on a hard drive with bad blocks?

I have a problem with my laptop,in which I'd had windows xp. That XP crashed and I couldn't restore it with the Install CD. So, I placed Ubuntu 11.10 install on a Pendrive, searched for some bad ...
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Which is the best hard drive to install Ubuntu on? [closed]

I have a 40 gig drive and a 200 gig drive. Which one should I install Ubuntu on, and which one should I use for my normal files ie: music, documents, etc...
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Why my HDD is being used out of design parameters? [closed]

I installed ubuntu 10.04, 11.10 separately (not at the same time) and both of them tell me that my primary hdd is being used out of design parameters. I installed by using the option use entire disk. ...
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How to add new hard drive with NTFS partition?

I added a new hard drive (sdb1, 500GB) to my system Ubuntu 11.10. I found this line on the Ubuntu help which I added to /etc/fstab #new hard drive sdb1 UUID=48DCF742DCF728B8 /NewDisc ntfs ...
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884 views

Recurring changing owership problem on external HDD

I've had this problem before and now it's struck me again and with full force! Here are the details of my hard drive: 1 TB, HFS+ type partition mounted at /dev/sdb2 Doesn't have write access for ...
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1answer
957 views

My Hard Disk Drive is not visible until I use it

So, suddenly something went wrong. At the beggining of my Ubuntu usage it was all right, but from about 2-4 weeks I've got this problem: Whenever I try to reach my HDD, i have to open it first by ...
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0answers
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Can I move to another hard drive whitout reinstalling Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move Ubuntu installation from one hdd to another? My HDD memory is 80GB but I have another 300GB HDD. Can I copy all files from 80GB to 300GB and than will it ...
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2answers
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Installing windows on a seperate hard drive (after Ubuntu 11.10)

I have an g73jh laptop. Recently I DBan'd the whole laptop and installed Ubuntu 11.10 (on my first HDD, leaving the second one unallocated). Very happy with it, yet still need some stuff from windows. ...
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Can I use dd to verify unpartitioned disk surface?

The thing is, I bought a laptop and after 6 days of HDD uptime, the SMART reports "449 reallocated sectors" already. With number slowly, but constantly climbing. My HD is 320GB in size, with only ...
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Mounting Second Hard Drive in Ubuntu 11.10

I've been trying to mount a second hard drive into Ubuntu. I've been following this guide and a few others that are essentially the same. Everything's going fine until I try to add a file or folder to ...
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HELP! Booting Ubuntu off Portable HDD, lots of issues with GRUB

I am new to Linux. I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 11.10 onto my portable hard drive. Much to my surprise, it installed half of GRUB to the PC, and half to the PHDD. The PC does not belong to me. ...
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1answer
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Cannot open my external hard drive anymore

I was using it to back up two laptops: an IBM ThinkPad running Xubuntu 11.10 with a Qimo session, and an LG R200 running Ubuntu 11.10. I had previously backed-up both computers, several times using ...
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3answers
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Why the Ubuntu installer does not detect the hard drive during installation?

I have a new computer with a Seagate ST500DM002 SATA internal hard drive. I am trying to install on it Ubuntu 11.10 @ 64 bit but the installer does not recognize/detect/see the hard drive. When I ...
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Changing ownership of read-only file system

I did read the several posts available here on "changing ownership of read-only file systems" but they don't seem to help me. My external hard drive (which I had previously formatted in OS X and used ...
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1answer
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Excessive hard disk access on secondary HDD, I'm not accessing anything on it

I've set up my Ubuntu 11.10 on a SSD with an encrypted LVM. I've attached another ext4 HDD, unencrypted, it's automounted on /media/data and created Videos, Music, Downloads and Backups folders on it, ...
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113 views

Removed HDD - ubuntu still looks for it at boot

I removed a drive (SDC1) from my Ubuntu PC and would like to find out how to stop the OS trying to access it during boot up.
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HDD in idle system stays active

When having Ubuntu 11.10 idle, hard-disk is still doing "something" periodically for a very small time (I have 8GB RAM). I can hear the seeks every few seconds (iostat tells something like 20kB/s). ...
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6answers
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Hard drive clicking noise on Acer AO722

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One 722. Whenever I'm on battery power I get a clicking sound from my hard drive every 5 seconds or so (this does not happen when the laptop is plugged in). ...
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1answer
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Disk Utility reports slower initial spinup time via S.M.A.R.T.

I am not sure this is a real question or a bug I should report Ubuntu. Using: Ubuntu 11.10, on a Intel Q6600, Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB. I have set my PC on Suspend and after I came back, pressed ...
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Will adding more RAM increase my computer's performance?

I am looking to increase my computer's performance. Will upgrading my RAM by 12GB or upgrading to a 7,200 RPM Hard Drive increase my computer's performance more? I can only do one, which one will make ...
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The volume “filesystem root” has only 0 bytes disk space remaining?

I installed 11.10 ~two weeks ago and run into some strange troubles recently. Installation was on brand new laptop with clear 160GB SSD. I opted for encrypting home directory. Apart from that I ...
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How to upgrade my HDD and keep my ubuntu 11.10 instalation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace my disk without having to rebuild my Ubuntu install? What is the best way to upgrade my 200 gb HDD to a new one of 500 gb but - and this is the tricky ...
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Some drives not seen

I just updated to Ubuntu 11.10. When I put in a 100mb Zip floppy, it shows in the launcher but I'm only allowed to eject it. I installed Storage Device Manager and it sees the drive but all the files ...