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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Error fsyncing /dev/sda1 during install

My laptop crashed, so I am trying to install Ubuntu again. But it is showing this error during the install: Any ideas what might be wrong?
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Mount 2 drives as 1

I have a desktop system with a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to install Ubuntu on the SSD, but I want to 'combine' the 2 drives when the system start. I want the system to see the 2 drives as one....
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Unconventional Ubuntu Installation

WHAT'S IN NAME? I do not know the term for what I am going to describe: for the purpose of this conversation I will call it an unconventional installation. If it had a name and I knew it, I would ...
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My external hard drives (1 TB ADATA Classic CH11 and 1 TB Western Digital My passport Ultra) are not being recognized

Good morning everybody, I am very new to Ubuntu and this website so excuse me if I make a mistake putting this question in here if it is already answer (I looked for similar questions already solved ...
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Partition not showing after fresh installation

I have just install Ubuntu in my new works station and having issue with showing up all available partitions and mount it. As I am not well experienced with Ubuntu, I am unable to understand the ...
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You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of “HDD”

So I was recently doing an Arch install and ended up formatting my HDD in the process with fdisk. I gave up on Arch and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. Now whenever I try and open my HDD in Nautilus I get ...
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ZFS autoreplace unavailable drive

I have the fallowing ZFS test pool setup in my vm: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM pool DEGRADED 0 0 0 mirror-0 DEGRADED 0 0 0 sdb ...
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Can I synchronize 2 PC's data through an external usb drive?

I have 2 computers which now runs on Windows: a laptop and a desktop. Laptop is at work and desktop home. I would like to install Ubuntu on both computers and sync them with an external usb hdd. At ...
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Ubuntu will only run from the live disk and not install my hard disk is corrupted

Ubuntu loads from the live CD but after going through the install it requires me to put the live boot in I did a complete erase and install with Ubuntu 16 is there anyway I can use terminal to format ...
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I crashed /dev/mapper partition using dd to another partition

I have a recently installed server with three disks: 1TB, 2TB, 1.5TB. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS onto the 1TB disk /dev/sda and then tried to mirror that disk onto the 2TB /dev/sdc $ sudo dd if=/...
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16.04 Hardware RAID 1 configuration

I just installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 to my home server on ssd disk. I have ASUS M5A78L-M motherboard that claim has RAID 0 and RAID 1. I also have 2 * 2TB same model harddisk. I configured my disks as ...
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Error mounting a drive

Hi. I have an ssd and an hdd drive on my computer. I installed Ubuntu on SSD. When i try to mount the hdd i get the error from the image attached. Tyed several terminal lines i found around here and ...
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Hard Drive invalid NTFS and hidden partition

Hi i recently bought a western digital green 2To and put it in an enclosure to use it like a simple external hard drive. I tried to name it and format it in NTFS through the disk utility. It worked, ...
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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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LAN not working for 2nd OS of 2nd HDD

I have two HDD. Let me tell you more correctly. I had one HDD where win8.1 was installed and was working fine. Now I connected 2nd HDD in different SATA port but the problem is after installing the ...
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Ubunutu 14.04 HDD won't boot from from another computer

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on a computer and then i moved the HD to my new computer, the OS won't boot but when i boot from Live USB Stick the OS recognizes the HD and the files. What can i do to make ...
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can't partition hard drive correctly during installation

I want to install ubuntu to my pc which has windows 7 already installed. My windows has 3 partitions C:, D: and E:. During Ubuntu installation i want to delete my C: and D: drives and install ubuntu ...
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Accidentally wiped my hard drive during installation

Hello and thank you for any help. I have a Lenovo Yoga 11s and I wanted to try out using Ubuntu on it. I have used Linux a little bit in the past, but I would still consider myself a complete novice ...
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Ubuntu is renaming my mount point for a hard drive

I have a hard drive connected to my computer, it's located at /media/hassan/Hassan HD. This does not normally change when I reboot, but it did this time. Now it's at /media/hassan/Hassan HD1. Not sure ...
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Clone external hard drive to internal hard drive

The hard drive failed on my new laptop so I installed Ubuntu 14.2 on an external hard drive and have been using it for the past 3 months. Now that the laptop manufacturer had sent me a new hard drive ...
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usb stopped working after making it a bootable device

My usb is not being detected after making it a ubuntu bootable device.. the second time when I tried to install it on my hard, disk my hard disk stopped working. The hard disks light turns up but its ...
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Second hard drive not detected

I have an old HP Pavilion dv9000 series laptop that I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on. The laptop is large enough to have two hard drive bays. One has one of the two original Samsung hard drives (it's ...
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Merging disks into one partition

I have a server with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. The server has 4x2TB drives installed. I want to use all four of them as a one partition and don't know how to merge all of them. The fdisk -l -u command ...
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how do I boot from the 100 GB SSD and run large programs in the 1 TB HDD?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTE installed on my 1TB HDD, I cant find any step by step information on how to change it so the computer boots from the 100 GB SSD while still using the 1 TB HDD for larger ...
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External HDD no longer working on 16.04 (Seagate)

I have a 2TB seagate HDD on USB 3 that I used for backups on 15.10. When plugging it in to 16.04 I now get this message below. Does anyone know how I can get it working again? I have literally ...
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External Hard Drive Wont Run/Can't Access?- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [on hold]

So I'm a complete new pc "noob" and have hit the ground running in regards to gaining knowledge in ALL facets of OS and Computers in general. I have Just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS :), and ...
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USB drive just keeps auto suspending/disconnecting, even after disabling it

So, situation description: USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure (MS-Tech LU379PS, idVendor=152d, idProduct=2336) with a WD Caviar Green 2TB inside. Connected to my small Home Server (ZOTAC ZBOXSD-ID12/ID13) via ...
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How to convert HDD from GPT partitioned to partitionless keeping BTRFS filesystem intact?

I have a 8TB Seagate Archive HDD partitioned with GPT: BTRFS filesystem (1TB approx), all the rest is now free. I would like to convert this HDD to partitionless (let BTRFS manage full drive) while ...
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Install grub for different OS on different HDD

I have a new system with me and two HDDs from my previous system. Simply put, I have sda with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sdb for additional storage. I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 LTS and wanted ...
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Migrating USB boot to SSD [Kubuntu]

I'm currently running Kubuntu 16.04 LTS on a bootable USB My hdd and sdd aren't usable (they're in "root/dev/disk/by-id/" as unknown files) I can find the hdd as "sda" in "root/dev" but its a ...
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SSD partition and align Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD. Some ...
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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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Forgot passphrase (encrypted hard drive), how can I use my computer again?

I forgot my password for an old computer I have that is running Ubuntu 14.04. I encrypted the hard drive when I set up the computer. There is nothing important on the computer so I do not care about ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Drive

I have a 64gb flash drive that I want to boot from in Legacy mode so I can install Ubuntu on my 3Tb Hard drive but the flash drive keeps booting into EFI mode and causing the install to get stuck at ...
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bash: cannot create temp…No space left on device. Have plenty of inodes [duplicate]

I get bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device when using bash autocomplete. Most searches for this say the problem is a lack of inodes so I did df -i and got: ...
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Ubuntu16.04 suddenly boots to a text-only (initramfs) prompt, restoring superblock doesn't fix it

So I thought I had faced the typical problem of getting a superblock corrupted (which I think happened because of an intended hard/unclean reboot). However after following the guide in the first ...
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Hard disk not showing up in files but it is shown in “disks” and mount option are not available

Error when I tried the solution given on this website iya@riya-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support ...
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Can't mount my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which I partition sometime ago. I made two partitions in one I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the other I use for storing various files. It was working OK last time I used it ...
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Can I Reinstall and Format An Encrypted Hard-drive?

In layman's terms, I'm essentially trying to do a reset on my computer. It's my secondary desktop, so I don't have anything important on it. But since I moved, I misplaced my passphrase for the disk ...
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Cannot install grub

I can install browserlinux, but I have to always reinstall it. OS on card reader I can load up to "Try Ubuntu" and actually try the OS, but I cannot "Install Ubuntu" and this I can do with Ubuntu 11....
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how to solve my mount error problem in my laptop [duplicate]

I am getting this error when I try to open one of my partitions in the hard disk. Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/user/Personal: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=...
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How to make Ubuntu install software automatically to /home on a different hard drive?

My Ubuntu installs new software that I am downloading (video editing software etc) to /root on my 8GB SDD card which doesn't have much space. Why is software not essential to the system automatically ...
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Ubuntu no space [VirtualBox] [closed]

Can I put the $Users/Username/VirtualBox VMs/Ubuntu folder into another hard disk. For some reason it is on C disk even though I had installed Virtual Box on D disk. Anyway, I just dont have any more ...
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Did ubuntu really crashes hdd?

After installing ubuntu my seagate barracuda (6yo), died in few days. That is why i had to buy new WD hdd-disk. I installed ubuntu again and everything seems ok, but hdd works too loudly. When i used ...
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Move os from a hard drive to another

Right now, I have two hard drives on my computer, a 1TB one and another 2TB one... The 1TB one has Ubuntu 14.04 in it and the other has data only. So, right now, my computer boots from the first hard ...
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Trouble accessing harddrive

Hoping someone can help me out here, im quite new so please excuse any false assumptions. I recently had a relatives mac boot drive fail(seems mechanically fine, but wont appear in OSX or windows). I ...
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recover external hdd after using dd [closed]

I have a 1TB external HDD with no partition. I did a dd command and have overwritten 3gb to my HDD before i cancelled the operation. When I plug the HDD to my PC it can't recognize the HDD and asks me ...
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Interruped Gparted NTFS resize. Still have access to drive but GParted cannot read contents

I have an external 1TB HDD (USB) formatted to NTFS, and wanted to shrink the partition about 300GB and create an ext4 partition. So I opened up GParted and done that. During the resize partition (...
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How to Fix all kind of Harddisk Errors?

How can I fix all kind of Harddisk errors ? Because I have a Ubuntu PC and I want to install one more separate flavour of Ubuntu for testing purpose but its keeping giving me an error like file system ...
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16.04 LTS: Drives not recognised when moved from older MoBo/CPU

After updating my old build, some drives are not recognised, not by bios, not by Ubuntu. If recognised by bios, a drive is also seen by Ubuntu. Drives are: Sony multi BD/DVD/CD. Worked perfectly in my ...