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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How do i manage my drives?

I am upgrading my server and i want to add more drives. I have a 128GB SSD for game servers, a 1TB HDD for a file server and a 500GB HDD for other stuff. How do i manage them?
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Ubuntu shutdown bricked my external hard drive

How does Ubuntu end processes when it shuts down? Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? I have Ubuntu 16.04 and a WD Elements 10A8 1TB ...
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Display does not recognize signal

I just added a new hard drive to my Dell SPX machine because I knew there was no important data. So after installing the hard drive, I did a complete installation from scratch using CD. During ...
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Why does my root filesystem keep becoming read-only?

I've lately been having an issue with my root filesystem becoming readonly. It happens some amount of time after boot. I don't know exactly when it happens, as I don't usually notice it until ...
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Detect and mount devices

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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Problem with .dmg extraction

I have disk image file on my external HDD. I tried to extract file from mac.dmg file using 7z x mac.dmg and this is what I got: Processing archive: mac.dmg Extracting 0.MBR Extracting 1.Type EE ...
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connect and open slimline xbox 360 internal Hard drive to ubuntu to back it up

When I connect my Slimline Xbox 360 to my old generation 1 or 2 Xbox (white one) with transfer cable it asks to format it, i'm trying to backup my slimline internal HDD to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system then ...
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cannot install ubuntu server 16.04 on a large drive

Since my previous hard drive has crashed I want to do a new install of Ubuntu server 16.04 on a brand new large 3 TB hard drive. The drive is detected by the computer and mounts perfectly in a version ...
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The disk drive for XY is not ready yet or not present

At first I'd like to clarify, how I got to this messages. I wanted to create a system disk image (120GB SSD) to disk for data / backups (750GB HDD), so I created live USB, booted and run a command for ...
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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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Unable to mount my WD My passport 1 TB in Ubuntu 16.04

Whenever I connect the device I get the following error. Any idea what is wrong and how to correct it? Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/som/My Passport: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=...
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How do you get hard drives to boot at start up?

I have a couple of drives that will not start at boot using 14.04.. I've added them to /etc/fstab. I've tried using /dev/sdb1 (which is what the drive is) and using the uuid, but neither of them ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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Do I have to partition and install my Ubuntu on the same HDD/SDD as my Windows OS? [on hold]

I have an SSD for my Windows OS, and several other larger drives for archiving stuff. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot, so that I can set up a neural network from Github. I won't need to use ...
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How to copy anything from HFS+ [on hold]

I'm not exactly new to ubuntu but with my recent purposes I'm kinda lacking some skills I use OS X, Windows and Pearl Linux, both personally and professionally. I have searched and tried several ways ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 16.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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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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i lost all partition hard drive (1 tb). its completely formated..now its in ext4 file system. i cannot make partition from that 1 tb

I lost all partition hard drive (1 TB). its completely formatted. Now it's in ext4 file system. I cannot make partition from that 1 GB. I used terminal window and tried to make as a Linux logical ...
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Can I install Kubuntu on a system having Lubuntu without affecting my files?

Sorry guys if the questions sounds a bit premitive. But i am very new to Ubuntu plus I dont have hat much knowledge about all these things related to computer. Laptop: Dell Inspirion N5010 OS : ...
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What does end-to-end disk error mean?

I have opened Disks program today and noticed that there is FAILING in the Assessment column for the SMART status. What does this error mean? Is it serious problem? I have Lenovo G50-45 laptop, ...
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Of four internal hard drives, Ubuntu Live sees only one

I have an ocz SSD drive with windows 7 on it, and three other internal drives used for storage. They are all identical 4TB Seagate HDD drives. I booted from the flash USB and come into Ubuntu. I chose ...
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Can't mount an IDE HDD - “can't read superblock” error message

I'll be brief, I'm trying to mount my HDD, /dev/sdb, which is connected via an enclosure but every time I try do so I get an error message mount: /dev/sdb: can't read superblock I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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Disk issues (JavaScript error in the main process)

I seem to be having ocassional SSD (Patriot Blaze) I/O Errors evne though all the tests show disk to be healthy, clean and operational, at only 7 months of age. UPDATE: A third instance of disk ...
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WD 3TB external HD that is not recognized by Ubuntu 14.04 (the BIOS does support +2.2TB drives)

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, with a 4 TB hard drive. My mother is an Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3, which natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit. I've have two WD (western Digital) ...
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Ubuntu started crashing, “Input/Output error” [closed]

My system started crashing. It works fine for a while after i boot, but eventually i get "Input/Output error" for every bash command, and then the GUI freezes and i have to restart. I guess it's a ...
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Transfering Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, Videos from SSD to HDD

I upgraded my laptop by changing my storage from HDD to SSD (switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu right after) after I finished building my desktop. With that spare 2.5" HDD, I decided to remove the ...
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Fix corrupt NTFS partition without Windows

MY NTFS Partition has gotten corrupt somehow (it's a relic from the days when I had Windows installed). I'm putting the debug output of fdisk and blkid here. At the same time, any OS is unable to ...
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Logical volume is not mounted but is in use. Please close all applications using this device (eg iscsi)

How do I resize a LVM partition using system-config-lvm? As per: http://askubuntu.com/a/489909/45156 I clicked on the partition and try to resize, but get Logical volume is not mounted but is in ...
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having trouble booting from hard drive [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a 1 TB sea-gate backup drive (an external drive). but it doesn't start like it would on one of your systems. when i press the on button and leave it going without going to ...
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How can I encrypt all my internal drives on install and mount them at start?

I have more than one physical hard drive in my computer and I want to encrypt them all on a new installation of 16.04, so that no data can be read from outside the operating system. However, it is ...
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Creating Virtual Box desktop with Linux on my mac

I am a novice Python programmer and I am having trouble creating a Virtual Box, hopefully this is an easy fix! So, I've been using a virtual machine for my computational physics class, but it is ...
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HDD+SSD Dualboot Setup Questions

I have a Samsung Gaming Series Laptop that is about 3 years old running 16.04 that I tried to upgrade from 2 750GB HDDs to a 1.5 TB 5400 RPM HDD for Storage and a 500GB Samsung Evo 850. I hit a brick ...
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How to install Ubuntu to a hard drive without the installer process [duplicate]

So for various reasons I can't boot off an install usb. So instead I have been taking the Hard drive out of my laptop and then writing to it with Universal USB installer. The result though is that I ...
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Mark bad sectors on hard drive without formating

I've noticed that on my home Ubuntu server one drive is read only for some reason. Digging up I found that this can happen when hard drives have errors. I used badblocks to check for errors, and ...
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ATA Secure Erase - password set - not locked

Today I tried to wipe my ssd using ATA Secure Erase (with an Ubuntu live sytem). I basically followed the description here: What is the recommended way to empty a SSD? However, I think I made a ...
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issue setting a password before erasing ssd in what seems like the proper way

I think I've reached the conclusion that I need to format my ssd-drive. What I believe has happened is that once I updated my antivirus-software to the latest version it somehow detected that the copy ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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hidden files taking far too much space [SOLVED]

In order to instal ubuntu 14.04 I backed up my hard drive (650 Gb). In the new installation I partitioned the hard drive giving 1.8 Tb to ubuntu 14.04 and leaving 100 Gb for Biolinux 8. Now I am ...
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How do I change location for the “standard” folders? (Images, Documents, Downloads etc)

My desktop has an 240GB SSD that i use for the OS and a 2TB HDD which I use for extra space. In Windows (all versions), it is possible to use the HDD for "Images", "Documents", "Music" etc. How do I ...
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Mounting point second hdd, only for additional storage

I have searched a lot but I didn´t really find an answer. I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Laptop. It has an SSD and an additional 500GB HDD. In daily usage I don´t want to use ...
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Is there a GUI for setting access to Extn drives for other users?

Otherwise I suppose I should be taking the time to learn this but I just want a GUI. Btw, in case it makes a difference, I'm using Ubuntu-Studio 16.04
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How to encrypt my hard drive so that it can be opened in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS? [closed]

I need to encrypt my external hard drive in such a way that it can be read across OSes. It seems that TrueCrypt was a cross-platform solution, but the software has been declared unsafe to use by its ...
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Auto stand-by HDD at startup?

I have 3 storages in my NB: 1. SSD with Ubuntu 2. HDD for data like downloads, movies, etc. 3. HDD with Windows which I use just occasionally since I installed Ubuntu I want to restrict activity of ...
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Mounting external hard disk for all users at start up in ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed 14.04 LTS. I am having issues with mounting external hard drives for all users at start up. For example, after start up if I login as a user A, only user A ...
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

I have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1%. The message I am getting while trying to update is: Not enough free disk space. The upgrade needs a total of 91.4 M free space on disk '/boot'...
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Hard drive partitions does not accesible or detect atter installing ubuntu instead of windows 10

Previously I used windoes 10 on my laptop.I formated the C: drive and installed ubuntu without formating other partitions. But now it does not show other partitions.Even I can't boot any other OS ...
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cannot understand difference of my drives

I have four hdd in my pc. one of them is installed with windows7 and one of them is recently installed with ubuntu 16.06 and two of them are just for storage. After ubuntu is installed, I clicked on ...