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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Installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I am wanting to use Ubuntu for daily use and my programming contract work (basically everything except for gaming). Right now I have Windows installed on a 64GB SSD and all of my ...
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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Moving Ubuntu to new server

I have an old Dell Precision 390 desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 that stopped booting because of "a thermal event". I cleaned it, reset the logs but it still won't boot. Not sure what my options are, but if ...
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External usb3 Hard Drive not recognized

I have usb3 hard Drive when I plug it nothing appears. dmesg says that the device is disconnected. Is there anything I can do? dmesg output: [18563.144738] usb 4-2: new SuperSpeed USB device number 2 ...
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Having a issue getting files off a old mac HDD

So my mac died on me a while back. I was hoping I could connect it to my Ubuntu machine, although when I try to access my music i get a error telling me I don't have proper permissions. How could I ...
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Nothing I do remains after restart

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD on my 64GB SSD. I made 2 partitions; 10GB for swap and the rest for the OS. I formatted them as ext4. Ubuntu ran fine, but I am facing a strange problem. No matter ...
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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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Does working on ubuntu in flash drive leave a trace on Hard Drive having Windows installed in it

I have installed ubuntu in Flash drive with a persistence space of 200 MB. If i boot my laptop from flash drive having ubuntu installed and do net surfing and download files on internet , will it ...
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Hard drive error rate

I recently installed Ubuntu and am loving it. The only issue that seems to persist is a bit of a (very soft) scratching sound coming from my HDD. I checked my drive manager and it appears to have a ...
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Windows hard drive won't boot

I am a Windows 7 64-bit user and decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard drive. Everything went perfectly until I wanted to boot Windows again. I was not able to do it even though I entered ...
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Hard drive making light scratching noise [closed]

Ever since I installed Ubuntu, I've noticed the hard drive making a few new sounds. Most of them are soft scratching noises, but I'm not sure if it has to do with a failing drive. I just got this ...
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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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How long does ubuntu take to create ext4 journal;ing file systems for 500Gb drives?

I have a new server with four new 500Gb rotary hard drives. I am installing Ubuntu 14.04LS from a bootable USB flash drive. I asked Ubuntu to format the HD's with ext4 journaling file systems. Three ...
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Putting Internal Hard Drive in another PC

If I install Ubuntu on my current hard-drive, where this computer and the other computer are 64 bit, would this hard-drive work if I put it in the other computer? I know Microsoft OS doesn't allow ...
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Adding an external hard-drive to www folder

I have built a basic web server, and everything works fine. I have a external hard drive which I would like to add to my /var/www folder. How should I do this?
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Partitioning the hard drive with only one device

I currently run Ubuntu and I like it a lot, but I am unable to play any good games without using the Wine/PlayOnLinux or in a virtual machine. I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but I ...
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Listing drives that don't exist

Ubuntu 12.04. I have a flashdrive and an external drive on my system. Lately Ubuntu has created ghost drives with the same name. When I try to save a file, it writes the file to the ghost drive and ...
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Unable to mount hard-disk at startup

I am trying to mount a separate hard-disk automatically before startup, and for some reason fstab is failing me. It will not boot the partition on a separate disk at startup. The partition is question ...
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How do I look at my main drive when I have Ubuntu running on a secondary HDD?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a secondary drive and I need to access the files on my main HDD (I am using a laptop). How do I do this? EDIT- I've had an epiphany that you might have to mount it first. ...
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Mounting a new hard drive

I installed a new hard drive that will be used for additional storage only. I have followed these instructions on Ubuntu pages to partition it, but when I follow the instructions to automatically ...
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Slow Data transfer (SATA 6) in ubuntu 12.04

my HDD gives 60MB/s transfer rate in windows 7. but in ubuntu it is only around 21-27MB/s. Any suggestions? config is corei3-2317U with intel HD4000
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Can't share external harddrive

I want to share an external harddrive over my little network. I'm not using Samba, but the nautilus-share option (I know, also Samba). Right click on a Folder - Sharing Options shows an error message ...
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Mounting another hard drive

I've just set up my new PC and I've got an SSD that I installed Trusty Tahr on (and also Win8, but that doesn't really matter I guess). I've got another HD that I want to use for data (pictures, ...
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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how to unlock hard disk?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 all my 500GB HDD as in one drive. I cleared all the data on HDD while installing. But while starting OS, it asks to enter passphrase. With the USB I used to install ...
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External HDD accidentally unlocked from launcher

In Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally unlocked from launcher my external HDD. How can I have it back there? Thank you in advance
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It possible to restore the system, after dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb? [duplicate]

As a result of the following command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb (I wanted reset /dev/sdd), I accidentally deleted my system directories. After removal of my ubuntu continued to work as nothing was. ...
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Need help mounting a drive

Hi all I'm sorry if this question has already been asked I've searched over and over but haven't found anything. I'm new to Ubuntu and just downloaded it today because I've been trying to salvage a HD ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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installing ubuntu sda errors

it's the 3rd time I had to reinstall Ubuntu cause after a few weeks, I get the message "Hard Disk Error Please run the Hard Disk Test". I installed 14.04 LTS 64bit first, 32bit now. Last unsuccessful ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Indicator Applet for remaining HDD space?

I've looked all over google but have yet to find what i'm looking for. I just want a simple Indicator that shows the remaining HDD space for my drives. Doesn't need to be fancy because it's being used ...
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Unable to access Internal hdd using Ubuntu 14, says unable to mount volume

dual booting windows 8 & ubuntu 14, I can access my Internal drives from Win 8 but cannot access them from ubuntu 14. says unable to mount!
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Recovering files from old xp using DSL, trouble xfering says hdd has no space left when it is fresh format

I'm not 100% this is the right place to ask, apologies if I am in the wrong place. I have an old Win XP tower that I'm supposed to fix from 1999 for my grandpa. He got some nasty viruses on it and we ...
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Problem accessing hard disk from administrator account

I logged in to my guest account and read the hard disk drive by entering the password and then I logged out from guest account and then log in to administrator account after doing this I am not able ...
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Ubuntu does not see my hard drives and will not install

I have tried to install Ubuntu a few times and when I couldn't install it I tried other versions of linux to no avail. I have an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z mother board. I am trying to make a dual ...
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Hard Drive doesn't show up in “Computer”, but does in BIOS and Disk Utility

I just installed Ubuntu, because Windows XP is no longer supported. Since I only use this old PC for internet and Music, I don't want to waste money on a new PC, just for those things. Installation ...
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Mounted Drives To Show In Devices

When I have an extra drive plugged into the computer, it shows in "devices" as shown here with the 250G filesystems: However, once added to /etc/fstab` for automatic mounting, it will no longer ...
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Ensures that a FS is mounted on the given mount point

While I make some copy/paste from external into internal hard drives, some errors occurred and the device was unmounted and remounted again in a different folder. This lead to many problems as I ...
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Error when mounting local HDD: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1

Suddenly, when trying to access one of my local HDD, I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/j/STORAGE2: Command-line `mount -t "ext4" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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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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Laptop freezes on battery Dell Inspiron 3521 - Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome shell 3.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome shell - 3.10 on Dell Inspiron 3521 (bought almost one year ago). Initially it worked fine, but now laptop is suddenly freezing. Nothing works then, no mouse, no ...
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Cannot access internal HDD error mounting /dev/sdb2 (NTFS signature is missing) [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10. My pc cpu AMD A10-7700K APU with Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics × 4 motherboard gigabyte ga-f2a88xm-d3h ram 8GB have two internal HDD primary =128GB secondary 2TB Just after ...
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external hdd not showing up when inserted

Ok i have a problem with my external hdd not showing up anywhere when i plug it in! The background information is this... my internal 120gb hdd was failing to load windows on dual boot with ubuntu, ...
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Is this drive in 'My Devices' necessary?

I have a 40 GB Volume in My Drives. It has folders like bin, boot, home, sys, root, etc stc. Can I delete the mentioned volume? So as to free up that much space? Or is it required to be there? Any ...
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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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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
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Wipe hard drive while booted?

Today is my last day at a job and I want to wipe the hard drive before I leave. It doesn't need to be insanely randomized or anything, just delete the os and most data. I'd rather not have to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Seagate 500GB Slim crashes very frequently [closed]

Ubuntu community. I've searched very hard on the internet using Google, and also AskUbuntu's internal search, but I don't seem to find any information relating to what appears to be a very unique ...