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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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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Change main Hard Drive

Today I decided to give life back to my old pc (Celeron D 2.66GHz, 1GB Ram) so I burned a ubuntu linux cd. I run throw same problems but I managed to install and launch ubuntu succesfully but I run ...
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Partitioning error while installing Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Linux, and while attempting to install a dual boot of windows 7 I have ran into an issue. While doing custom partitions the revert button was hit. It appears that I lost my windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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How can I correct logical bad sectors in HDD in Ubuntu?

During boot time I found that my hard disk had logical errors in different sectors. I did my research and ran this command: sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda1 > bad-blocks-result This command created ...
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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10 [duplicate]

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a 500 GB HardDisk and 350GB are used: Wich is the best ...
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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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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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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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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 check the integrity of a storage medium (hard disk or flash drive)?

I've run across (personally or by proxy) a bunch of storage media that exhibited physical problems during their life. Hard disks, solid state drives and other flash storage media all fail after some ...
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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 can I recover Endpoint Encryption bootloader?

I have a bit of a problem. I have a Win 7 partition encrypted with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption. I used to boot with MEE, but GRUB replaced that bootloader. I made the huge mistake of not making a ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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How to clone a hard drive to an image that I can open later?

I need to make a (preferably) mountable image of an 80GB Hdd, and store it on another hard drive. Is there some way that I can do this without losing data? Thanks for the answers I've received so ...
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Adding Disks With LVM

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on here before (I even found kinda a guide here, but seemed to be a bit spotty and incomplete) but I was wondering if someone could assist me or at least ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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In terminal, what is the path of my HDDs?

I have 2 * 500-GB HDDs. What is the path for each of the disks? On OSX I can just do: $ cd /Volumes/DiskName/FooDirectory How can I do that on Ubuntu? How can I navigate to files in a HDD using a ...
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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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HDD makes tick noise every second

I just bought a SSD to replace the HDD in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3521). So I migrated the windows partition, root partition of Ubuntu, and make a bcache caching partition for /home which stays on ...
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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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Ubuntu file/donwload/ssh server raid system help

Two hard drives failure in two months, finally I think I should have a file server with raid 5 to protect my data. this server is mainly keeping all my pics, personal video, backup documents and ...
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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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Force format an external HDD

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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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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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 ...