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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No write option in TestDisk after analysing the disk

I corrupted my partition table by accident. This is the current structure of the disk as shown by ubuntu's disk utility. So I booted my laptop with a live usb having ubuntu. I installed TestDisk and ...
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Access files from ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

i just have a ubuntu live cd for some critical situations... I have a vaio F11 and a win10 as OS on it,but windows can't boot from HDD, so I tried to access files using ubuntu live,but it says: ...
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Ps2 Hdd not recognized

I'm trying to access the files on my ps2 hdd, however; I cannot access the drive because it doesn't show up. I've tried to to use devmapper but every time I try to install it, it fails. Any ideas?
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How to Share folder with samba wich is located on second hard drive

I have a problem, so i will get to it. Over 10 days i just cant get access from lan to a shared folder wich is located on a second hard drive on ubuntu server. I have instaled ubuntu server 15.04, ...
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System locks up when disk I/O is saturated

When I do a large file transfer from my external USB3 hard drive to my internal hard drive (or vice versa), be it via Nautilus or via terminal, Ubuntu (Unity) will almost completely lock up. Things ...
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Unable to access “360 GB Volume [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04, while I am able to access the other two partitions (D and E) of windows but I am not able to access the C drive.It is showing the following. I have also tried ...
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Can you access an NTFS Windows portion with read write capabilities on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about switching to Ubuntu because I absolutely hate windows 10. I have a separate hdd that has all of my media and games on it. If I install Ubuntu on my designated OS hdd can I access ...
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Disk Utility Error: Input/output error during write

I can't format my flash drive any more I tried different things: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32945228/usb-flash-drive-input-output-error-during-write I've also tried to scan the flash drive ...
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Hard disk partition -Root has low space

Hard disk partition in my Ubuntu 14.04 was not logical and now am getting message box saying that root has insufficient space. I have installed several lab software and am not confident enough for ...
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How to install Ubuntu straight to HDD with Unetbootin?

I've heard that Unetbootin provides installing a distro straight to Hard drive instead of USB. Should I just select Hard Drive as the picture shows and click Ok or there is something else to do?
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Failed Raid 10 Disk - Cannot mount raid to recover

New to Linux and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu version 14 with 4 x 2TB drives in a raid 10 array. 2 of the drives have failed and I cannot get the array to mount in order to fail the drives and add new ...
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“No root file system is defined” for Ubuntu AND “No harddrive found” for Win XP

I had a test installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard-drive as Win XP. __ Win XP had too many programs. So, I deleted all the partitions - including MBR. Now the hard-drive had ...
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Windows partition drive Block on disk

Im new on ubuntu/linux OS, i've installed ubuntu on drive C: using USB, where my old windows OS installed.. after successful installation. i was trying to view/access the drive D: all my files was ...
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Is there a files system that alows you to chnge the partion size without unmounting the disk?

I am looking to have a Ubuntu setup that has a HDD and SSD. My HDD will have four or more (extended partition) that contain the /home and other mount points with the programs that come from the ...
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Cannot fsck or e2fsck to repair disk. dumpe2fs returns “Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.”

I've been dealing with this hard disk problem all day. External Seagate disk I've foolishly failed to back up still is recognized by PC but cannot be read. When I try to follow the steps here, it ...
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What to do with a 16gb m.2 disc?

I've bought a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 back in 2013. It came with a 512GB hard disk, which I replaced with a 256GB SSD. When I ordered it there was something written about the 512GB hard disk, that it has ...
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Used dd to clone HDD but will not boot! [closed]

I have 2 x identical HDD's (73GB SAS disks). One in slot 1 and one in slot 2 of my server. I want to make a 'backup' of the HDD, so I loaded a Ubuntu Live DVD and used simple 'dd' command to 'clone' ...
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How to make external hard drive with Ubuntu bootable

I've installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba 500GB external HDD from liveCD. There's there, because I can see from my software on Win7 that there is 10GB used on the disk, so it is Ubuntu I guess. Now I'm ...
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Unable to mount my external disk

I am unable to mount my external usb disk, here is my error message and please help me to solve this problem. Thanks. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount ...
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Cannot access secondary hard drive on ubuntu 14.04

I just formatted my primary hard drive with windows 7 to install Ubuntu 14.04, I also had a secondary 1tb hard drive where i have a lot of information. After installing Ubuntu I cannot access my ...
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Setup Ubuntu on a new drive - help needed [duplicate]

I have an old laptop which had an HDD failure. So I'm trying to fix it... got a new 128gb Solid state HDD. However, the windows(visa) sticker with the product code has over time lost some of the ...
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Mounting unknown filesystem from LG TV

I'm a new linux ubuntu user. I have a LG smart TV, Toshiba External harddisk and already recorded few TV shows inside that Toshiba External hd. I want to mount that hard disk to ubuntu linux. So I ...
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I've lost usable access to internal drive: i/o errors

I've lost usable access to a critical internal drive, getting i/o errors. This is not OS drive. Yesterday I was setting up a VPS and file sharing, all of which worked fine. (I don't know that this ...
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Ubuntu AND Computer not recognizing extra SATA hard disks

Just so you know, I'm going old school 9.10 Karmic on an old computer I have attached two 250GB SATA hard disks to my computer for a file server... and none of them work. The main 120GB Hard disk ...
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Unable to read data from external drive

After I've mounted external HDD drive few times I receive window with below message Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/rafal/TOSHIBA EXT: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Why I can not format Samsung NB530UB Ultrabook 16gb SSD to install Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ultrabook from Samsung model NB530UB. It has 16 Gb SSD. Here is list of harddrives: Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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Would I need to reinstall OS after I inserted hard drive from one laptop to another

The title is self-explanatory. I have two laptops: the first is as good as broken and the second lacks hard-drive. So I figured it's best to make them one by moving the hard-drive from one to another. ...
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External HDD won't work after using cipher/encrypting files

It's the second time with another HDD and I can't explain why it's happening this. I used gpg --cipher-algo AES256 -c file to encrypt some files directly on the external drive and after I unplug it ...
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Can't install linux

I'm trying to install Ubuntu here but it doesn't works because my HD is a 3TB one , I tried with a 750MB and others ubuntu patchs but it didn't worked... Please help
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hd1/Hd2 Win10. I'm having some issues access to the drive with Ubuntu on it

my first post, hi all by the way, its my first edit too ;D So, i got a pc with two hard disk. One with Ubuntu, One with Windows. My problem with the first hard disk with ubuntu is that i can t walk ...
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Creating disk image where destination partition is smaller than the source

It seems one of the requirements of a disk image tool like Clonezilla is that the destination partition for the image is at least as large as the source partition. I have a Windows disk that I would ...
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HDD randomly unmounted - which log file & possible causes?

For some reason today an HDD in my server decided it no longer wanted to be mounted. There was no "trigger" that I'm aware of, possibly a bad sector being read but can't be sure. Some background info ...
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Where did my files go?

Ok so let me preface this by saying I'm a complete noob when it comes to Linux/Ubuntu so if possible please try to give answers in a way I might be able to understand them, Thanks. Here goes..... I ...
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My windows partition is Fubar, how can I at least reclaim that HDD space for my ubuntu filesystem

My computer bluescreened whilst in windows. after some work and boot from an ubuntu flash drive, I was able to re-install Grub 2 and can boot into my linux partition, after a failed attempt to ...
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Disk partition canceled by ubuntu installation [duplicate]

Using the usb ubuntu I was about to install it. But I accidentally pressed continue instead of cancel when I selected to overwrite windows. I immediately detached the usb from the pc. Now i have an ...
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Error: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED

During boot or shutdown I got error: Nov 18 19:41:20 noname kernel: [ 11.696636] ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x7fffffff SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Nov 18 19:41:20 noname kernel: [ 11.696641] ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu constantly run my hard drive like Windows does? [closed]

I'm dual-booting Windows 10 and Xubuntu 14.04. I've noticed that when Windows boots, the hard drive indicator LED on my laptop immediately starts going, and doesn't stop until about 10 minutes after I ...
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How can I set future permissions and user/group for files and folders inside a parent folder?

For days, I am have been scanning the internet trying to find an answer to my questions. I have come across a lot of different options, but none of them are working for me. My situation: I recently ...
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Install ubuntu with windows 10 - SSD and HDD

I bought a laptop with SSD and Installed windows on it . now I want to install Ubuntu on HDD . I did once and ubuntu was not detecting windows. What should I do? any advice ? I uninstalled ubuntu and ...
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mount HD with “special rights”

I auto mount (on boot/startup) an external (USB) HD on my Ubuntu Server. But, my webserver must see, and have access to the filesystem on this HD. My System is 3.16.0-53-generic #72~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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How to format an external 4TB HDD in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have a 4TB Seagate drive: ST4000NM033 that I'm trying to partition and format for external storage via the USB port and an external docking station. When I view it in fdisk or other utilities, it ...
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Show external USB Hard drive on desktop

as the title says i cant get my USB harddisk (1TB Toshiba) to show on my desktop, it shows in the launcher and i can open it but i cant get it to show on the desktop. i installed the unity tweak tool ...
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1:1 mirror script with rsync? And do disks spin down by default?

My old NAS crashed and I don't want to use a Hardware RAID controller any more so I created my first server with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. It's running on a SSD and stores my data on 2×3TB WD Red ...
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How can i access my encrypted hard drive on another pc?

My ubuntu pc collapsed and i turned my internal hard drive to an external usb hard drive. After a lot of trying i ended up with a live usb on my laptop and after i enabled universe repositories and ...
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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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I dont see my devices on the left side-bar in Nautilus

I have two hard drives sda and sdb and I also have a cd/dvd drive, but none of those appear on the left side bar of Nautilus. Using: Ubuntu 15.10 Nautilus 3.14.2 My etc/fstab file (I added the ...
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2 TB hard disk partitioning scheme [closed]

I recently bought a 2 TB WD USB hard drive. I want to back up the contents of my Windows and Ubuntu partitions regularly. Also, in addition i want to store some videos, songs and un-related stuff. ...
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Installed Ubuntu from external drive, cannot boot from internal SSD drive

This is my first time trying to install a Linux operating system after reading many interesting exciting articles about it, but I really need some help! I am trying to install ubuntu-14.04.3 onto my ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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Switched SSD and HDD in laptop. Cannot boot into any

When I bought SSD for laptop I installed it in main slot and HDD in caddy and installed Windows 10 and then Ubuntu MATE 15.10 in separated partitions on SSD. Now I switched places so SSD is in caddy ...