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Very slow write access to SSD disks on some Asus P8Z77 motherboards

I have Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard, that ran Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) just perfectly, but recently I've tried to install Mint 17 and noticed abysmal write performance. Write speed on SSD disk ...
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How do you Image Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 installations for restoration?

I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu and then create an image that I can use to restore the system to a clean state after I've tested the installation and use of an app within Ubuntu. But all I'm ...
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Is there a way to back up a whole hard disk (which holds the OS) and use it for a reinstall?

I've built my own system and the ssd i'm using has failed twice already. It's always been during boot up and it just says operating system missing. I've checked and made sure that it was definitely ...
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2nd HDD as a RAID 1 Mirror on a Existing Ubuntu Server

Can any one point me in the right direction as to how I can add a additional HDD as a RAID 1 to my existing Ubuntu Server which works flawlessly. My present set up is that I have 2 HDD on my Ubuntu ...
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I can't find my HDD(hard disk)

I have installed Ubuntu removing windows 7. Now i can't find my Hard disk drive. I tried these command. sudo fdisk -l it shows me there are 3 hard disk named : dev/sda1, sda2, sda5. but when i ...
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df showing different disk sizes in 14.04 and 12.04?

I have several servers on Rackspace and have been moving some of them over from 12.04 to 14.04. One of the features they have is called Block Storage which lets you attach an external disk. These ...
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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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Notebook with dual-boot [Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04] fails to boot into either of them

I own a Dell Inspiron 14 with Windows 7. These days,I format my notebook and install Ubuntu 12.04 and remove Windows. The system works without any problem. Due to my University, I had to reinstall ...
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Hard drive moving folders mysteriously

I had a pretty scary moment today (reminiscent of the highly illogical MS Word 'can't open file' moments that made me abandon Windows altogether) when a folder I was editing a LaTeX report in simply ...
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USB isues with ubuntu 12.04 new install

I just installed 12.04 from scratch/clean install. but it is not recognizing my external hdds I ran the command sudo lsusb and pluged and unplugged my devices a external hdd 1tb and a 32gb flash ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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Merge unallocated space to extended partition and create new logical drive

I am new to Ubuntu. I just formatted, and installed Ubuntu alongside Windows. While partitioning, I made a mistake it seems. 20 GB goes unallocated and I am unable to use it. I used Gparted to try to ...
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Resizing media Partition, safe?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04. I have two storage drives, my SSD with Ubuntu and the root filesystem installed on it, and my 1TB HDD with movies and other large data files. I wiped the SSD on ...
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Why won't my previous HDD mount in 12.04?

So after closing the lid one morning and heading out, I come back to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm booted to the grub menu, being asked to choose which kernel I would like to load. I choose ...
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unable to edit settings for dirty memory

Ive been reading for quite some time on trying to edit the dirty memory settings and for some reason i cant save changes to any of the files even when I use sudo. The biggest reason I want to change ...
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Retrieve Data on hard drive

So my computer crashed and as of now I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB. I'm using the try option because for some reason it won't let me do a full install. I researched and realized that ...
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Repair more than 3500 bad blocks in 160 Gb samsung HDD using ubuntu 12.04

Recently I detected more than 3500 bad sectors on my samsung 160 Gb HDD. Is it possible to repair or ignore this amount of bad sectors using ubuntu 12.04? And what is the max. limit of bad sectors to ...
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Working with different size and type hard drive in HP ProLiant ML330 G6 & Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I was given a HP ProLiant ML330 G6 with two Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA Drives. There are 4 bay slots on the machine and I've got several other drives I'd like to be able to install on the ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Samsung HD204UI Spin-Up-Time Fail after Suspend

Samsung's HD204UI 2 Tbyte EcoDrives are known for their slow Spin-Up-Time, so I didn't really wonder about a recent SMART failure, after suspend, in the Spin-Up-Time category. Now there is a ...
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Problem with a Hard Disk partition

Today when I opened up my laptop, my network status indicator was missing. Also my fan has started running at full speed for about 5 mins at regular intervals even when laptop is idle. Thinking there ...
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Syncing a folder on computer with external drive

I know that there are some file sync options (particularly rsync) available, but I'm trying to do something specific with my sync. I have a Movies folder with tons of video files, and I'd like to have ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 + Webmin, add hard drives to raid 6

the subject may already discussed, if this is the case, a reference would be much appreciated because I really searched and never found real answers to my questions. I have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server ...
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How to fix: high HDD activity and slower system after few suspend cycles?

After a few cycles of suspending and waking up, on system wakeup HDD activity lasts for ~5-10 minutes (shouldn't be the RAM used instead of HDD?) and even when it is done, the whole system feels ...
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unsuccessful mounting of external memory - cannot access files

At work there is an Ubuntu 12.04 server with 2 internal hard drives (1.0TB and 2.0TB), 2 external hard drives (2.0TB and 4.0TB), and a 32GB USB memory that is used as swap. It's kind of a complicated ...
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Combine two hard drives

I have a PC with 2 physical hard drives, each is 500 GB (sda and sdb) I'd like to combine them in one large hard drive (1T). I couldn't find a clear approach on how to do it. I tried LVM with no ...
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Ubuntu not installing, please help

I bought Lenovo laptop couple of days ago, it comes with original windows 8. I formatted the entire hard disk and installed windows 8.1 pro instead and made 4 partitions file systems - primary. c - ...
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Ubuntu VPS repartition disk from command line

I know there are a lot of similar questions on askubuntu, but any of them did not solve my problem. I have virtual server with Ubuntu 12.04. I need more disk space for larg MySQL DB (~140GB). Admins ...
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How to optimize sata hard disk in ubuntu 12.04?

How to optimize sata hard disk - HDD (Not A SSD) in ubuntu 12.04 for better performance. Hard Disk ( HDD ): 500 GB - Not a SSD Ram: 4GB 1GB 1 GB Nvidia Graphic Card Intel Core i5 Second Generation ...
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Want to install ubuntu 12.04 new on ssd for / and hdd for /home but keep all settings [duplicate]

Good evening, i have ubuntu installed right now on my 2TB hdd. Runs very good. The last weeks i configured all programs/games/audio stuff now and are very fine with it. Now i got one new ssd drive ...
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Extend home partition /home with additional HDD

I have two hdd installed where at the moment one sda* runs ubuntu 12.04 and sdb* runs ubuntu studio. I want to add the complete sdb* hdd to my /home partition on sda* Is this possible?
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Mount error “exit code 12” on 1 TB USB hard drive

I'm a Linux noob, just now migrating from Windows. This is my first question to the community, and I hope I get the forms right. I've looked around at the other similar questions here, but none seem ...
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How to access files from other ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I have a running 12.04 Ubuntu installation and an external hard drive that I've attached to eSata. When I try to mount the eSata drive using Disk Utility, I get an error complaining that: Error ...
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On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hard drive says i can't save stuff to my drive? [duplicate]

Looking at the Disk Utility its says DISK FAILTURE IS IMMIMENT ON THE SMART STATUS....? I still have 21 GBs left, its does say something about the swap data?
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driver needed for your disk drive ubuntu 12.04

Hello I am currently doing some installation of ubuntu 12.04 on a dell poweredge T320. I got to the partitioning of the hard drive and I chose manual. I was supposed to see 3 hard drives in there but ...
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CX usb3 2.5-hdd-case asm1051 wont spindown/detach on ubuntu 12.04

bought this device http://www.ebay.de/itm/281128589294?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 it mount and unmount the partitions on the drive smart is also supported the only thing ...
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External HDD Not Detected. 12.04 LTS

I have exactly the same problem as this: External Hard Drives not Detected 12.04 LTS A brand new Western Digital Elements external HD that worked for about a week is now not being detected. I use ...
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Combine two harddrives to one operating system

Good morning, i have a simple question where i was not able to find a personal solution: I have a triple boot system at the moment where i run ubuntu 12.04 unity 64b on a 2TB WD ubuntu studio ...
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Partition Hard Drive For Data

Greetings ~ I am a new Linux/Ubuntu user. For various reasons (mostly my own ignorance) I am on my third install of Ubuntu 12.04. I want to partition the hard drive to create a drive for data and ...
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install 12.04 from HDD walk through

i have 12.04 saved on my external HDD. it was from a netbook and ran Windows xp pro before i dropped it on it's head. the drive works and i am using it to back up my whatnot. what i can't figure out ...
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Is it possible to set Allocation Unit Size with GParted when formating an external hard drive?

I want to format and set a single partition in an external hard drive with GParted (Ubuntu 12.04) and would like to set the Allocation Unit Size. I don't see any options to do this with GParted. Is ...
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Problems auto-mounting 2nd hard drive

Just did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 and decided to try something new. I have 1Tb internal hard drive that I use for storage. I found a guide to mounting it, and have followed it, here's my ...
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Windows 8 BIOS - Boot Ubuntu from External HDD

My laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8 64-bit (only storage device is a 128 GB SSD). Since it is my school laptop/I've heard creating a Linux partition alongside Windows 8 is not very wise I ...
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Internal HDs that don't contain the OS aren't accessable unless I try to manually browse them

So I have 4 internal hard drives, one that contains the OS (Ubuntu 12.04), all ext4. After starting the computer up, and without having tried to access the drives (File manager, terminal etc) it seems ...
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end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxxx - SSD crash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems like my SSD is failing on me. After an arbitrary amount of time the disk just prints end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxx when I enter a command like ls or ...
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Can't access unallocated old internal HDD on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 at new HDD. And now want to move my work files from old hard drive to new. I caught some trouble with this, I can't access this disk now. But all was correct during ...
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Error while installing ubuntu 12.04.3 from usb drive. Now harddrive is undetectable, how can this be fixed? [closed]

The error occurred approximately 90% through the installation bar while installing from liveusb and was not specified by any particular error code, just a popup suggesting harddrive troubles and ...
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Installing Ubuntu on new HDD, replacing it with old HDD running Windows

My question is related to: Direct install of Ubuntu into new HDD I have a Laptop with Windows 8. I would like to replace the HDD with a new one and install Ubuntu on it. My question is if I late ...
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USB HDD doesn't persist during suspend when on USB 3.0 (makes mount points invalid)

I have an external harddrive with three partitions, which is recognized as /dev/sdb at boot. After suspending and resuming the mounted partitions (in my case additionally encrypted with luks (two of ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04 on SAS Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive (2*146 GB, 15 RPM) with RAID 1 [closed]

Unable to install ubuntu 12.04 server on below mentioned hardware with RAID 1. Without Raid one Harddisk is detacting. With Raid 1 Harddisk is not Detecting. Hardware details:- Intel Xeon E5410 ...