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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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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mystery of missing file modifications (hybrid drive + Ubuntu 12.04)

Last week (Sep 10) I worked a whole day (on my Ubuntu 12.04 HP elitebook 8530p laptop) using a tex editor (TexWorks) and Jabref to maintain a Bibtex library. Today however I noticed all my ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Ubuntu/Gparted won't show all my hard drive capacity

My Asus Laptop's main, internal hard drive has a total 621.4 GB of space, however, Gparted is only showing a total of 332.06 GB of total data space among my partitions. Its pretty much telling me ...
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Does system encryption encrypt /home if it is on a separate HDD?

This question is similar but it seems to deal with a /home partition on same drive as / partition so not sure if answer would be the same as setup I am proposing. I am hoping to set up my new laptop ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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Accelerometr in Lenovo Thinkpad E330

How can I enable active HDD protection on Lenovo TP Edge 13. Ubuntu 13.10 hdapsd says that there is no accelerometer, but in windows it worked! I tried to shake a laptop while it was reading hdd, but ...
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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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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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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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Mounting Additional Harddrive using ntfs-3g

I have desktop with 80gb HDD with ubuntu then i added a 2TB but failed to get it mounted tried all links from mounting ntfs on ubuntu search This is my current config : Dell:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: ...
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Moving encrypted home folder to a new hard drive

Recently I bought a new hard drive. I'd like to turn this hard drive into the /home. During original install I set my home directory up as encrypted. At this point I dont know how to move the home ...
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Hard Drive too slow

My computer has been going too slow since I remember, I tried several tips I found on Internet but nothing worked. After spending some time searching about the problem I found that it might be my hard ...
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Will Ubuntu spin down harddrives in an RAID 10 array?

I'm about to buy parts for a new home server and I'm planning on using Ubuntu(perhaps 12.04 LTS) For the OS, I'll use an SSD. For cold storage(big files, rarely accessed), I'm planning on setting up ...
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ubuntu 12.04 does not always boot at the first time

I have a recurring problem: my Ubuntu 12.4 does not always boots at once. I often get a message on a black screen, saying "Media test failure, check cable" (it is not only this what's on the screen), ...
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Fixing broken raid0 with dmraid?

A while ago when I was still on Windows I had two secondary 1 TB hard drives that used a raid0 setup, fakeraid I believe with Intel. My primary hard drive died which seemed to have messed up the raid ...
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when installing /boot inside a lvm group, where do I install the boot loader?

I am setting a personal file/cloud server based on ubuntu server 12.04 and owncloud but there are certain things about the partitioning that I can't get my head around... Let's say for example I want ...
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Copying data from Centos hard drive to Ubuntu

I have a 2 PCs wiht ubuntu 10.04 and centos 5.8 installed.I want to copy all the data from Centos hard drive to one with ubuntu. How can I do this ??? I have tried directly plugging centos hard drive ...
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Problem booting the Ubuntu 12.04.01 OS due to bad sectors on the HDD

I use Ubuntu 12.04LTS(64-bit) desktop edition. Lately I tried to upgrade it to Ubuntu 12.10. Everything was going good, but due to some work I couldn't complete the upgrade, so I disconnected the ...
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Unable to write in mounted drive Kubuntu 12.10

I installed Kubuntu 12.10 in SSD but unable to use HDD because I do not have write permission. kisun@ejo129:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kisun: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my internal SSD

I just bought a Lenovo u310 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi to try it out. After a couple of days I decided to fully replace windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 fully with a usb drive in my HDD. ...
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Ubuntu slow at boot because of gnome-set~ngs-daemon

When I boot my computer, the process gnome-set~ngs-daemon need a lot of disk access, according to sudo iotop, it require 100%... Any idea how I can solve it?
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How to make some partitions undetectable by Ubuntu 12.04?

Background My friend has got Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed in his Laptop's internal drive and Ubuntu on External Drive. Recently, there is some problem with his Internal HDD and it seems to me like ...
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Slow writing HDD speed dues to a misaligned partition

It seems that (but I'm not completely sure), that when I'm copying files from gigabit network to HDD, I can't use full potential of the network which in my case is about 60 MB/s, because HDD writing ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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The 6th hard drive is smaller than the actual size in Ubuntu Server 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 Server: I have installed 6x2TB drive on a DELL server. Only the first 5 are recognized as 2TB. the last one only shows 100G. The problem is not a hardware problem. Since when using ...
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High IOWait and Slow “Timing cached reads”

I'm having high IOWait and and generally slow disk speed.(on 7200 RPM TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN Hard Drive) My disk usage is %100 on Windows 8 too, so I don't think this is Linux related. I know I have 182 ...
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Optimizing boot speed

I have a terrible boot speed on a powerful machine. ...where powerful means: Intel Core i7 Processor 16 GB RAM 750 GB HDD, SATA II, 7200 RPM But booting is very slow... It takes about 50 seconds. ...
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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HGST Toura S 2.5" Portable HDD with Ubuntu installation. Will it work?

I have seen many topics about how USB 3.0 HDD will not work in Ubuntu 14.04. HGST Toura S is a hidden gem that spins 7200rpm, which is faster than traditional portable harddisks. Have anyone tried ...
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Ubuntu Suspend issue with Self Encrypted Disk

I have a computer with a self Encrypted Drive (a hard drive with an AES encryption chip that requires login at boot to decypher the disk, that way it is hardware encrypted which "in theory" means zero ...
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installing 14.04 ubuntu alongside windows7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7. I downloaded the .iso file and used linux live usb creater to boot from it, I tried it for sometime and it all works fine - but when I tried to ...
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USB 3.0 ExternalEnclosure Unmounts at random

Title says it all. I noticed the drive was unmounted, so I got to looking through dmesg and found: [31080.516164] usb 4-3: USB disconnect, device number 3 [31080.760493] usb 4-3: new SuperSpeed USB ...
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Unknown Floppy Drive detected

After a reboot, Ubuntu (and Windows) detect an external floppy drive that isn't even there!It's not a big problem to find a new floppy drive that I can't access, but it really looks strange in the ...
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Unabel to open another HDD with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Windows 8.1 next to Ubuntu 14.04, on one HDD. This first HDD working fine, I can access to my windows file etc. But I have another HDD named "Maya" where I have ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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How to disable file indexing in Lubuntu 14.04?

I use Lubuntu on an old XP laptop, and it works like a charm. In XP I was able to turn off indexing of the hard disk and it would increase performance a bit and I found out how to do it Ubuntu as well ...
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Problems with external harddrive (USB 2.0)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. LTS on a Compaq Presario CQ 60. After having a few problems, I managed it to run more or less stable (freaking Nvidia problems are more or less resolved by using ...
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MAC Hard Drive in Ubuntu

How to mount a MAC OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) Hard Drive in Ubuntu? I use this HD as Time machine for my mac book backup, also I have some other files in it. But when I connected to my Dell ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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Dual booting Windows8 and Ubuntu on 2 separate drives: the allocation slider: What is left what is right

So I just added an old 120GB HDD that I scavenged from my dead xbox360 to my computer, and it works perfectly, I have used it already on windows simply to store files. Now I want to use it to dual ...
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Western Digital hard drive crash

I am building a new linux computer with a larger hard drive. I thought that I could install my old Western Digital hard drive in my new computer, set my new hard drive as my boot drive and after ...
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Unable to use Encrypted HDD on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop

I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on an Intel 64bit system. I have a Western Digital External HDD that I use to transfer data from a Windows laptop to my Ubuntu Laptop with no problems. Due to safety ...
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Explain on how to setup a JBOD Ubuntu Server?

I have 3 hard drives. Two hard drives are SATA and one is IDE. C:\ - 300 GB SATA Hard Drive D:\ - 80 GB IDE hard drive. And third disk is not installed, assume as if it was. How do I merge all three ...
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External USB 3.0 HDD makes loud click sound while shutting down

Am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 14" laptop with OCZ 60GB SSD as boot/internal HDD. I use an HGST Touro 1TB external HDD for my storage needs (on a USB 3.0 port). The system is running on dual-boot ...
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Error openning my hard-drive

I'm trying to open my main hard drive (on live environment - my ubuntu is on usb device) but I got the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/C0F89410F89406B6: Command-line ...
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How do I modify this script to get only the useful disk info I need in a list

I would like to get a list of all my hard disks including the following information. Serial Number, UUID, Size and the names and sizes of all of the partitions on each disk. I found this which gets ...
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Ubuntu RAID failure [get a warning]

Okay I might sound paranoid, but every day I think that my harddrives in both my servers failed for some reason and I am going to lose all my data. I have a server with a RAID 5 installation with ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...