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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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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HDD Problems with superblocks

Hello everyone and thanks for your help in advance I bought a new laptop and after moving the home folder successfully I wanted to delete all the partitions from my old one, overwrite everything with ...
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Why is my “sudo fdisk -l” output so messy?

How do I fix this and is it even a problem. sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * ...
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How do I fix a mount that is now failing

One of my drives that used to mount, no longer mounts and if possible, I would like to get my data from the drive as that is where my java projects and other things are. My current /etc/fstab looks ...
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Installing Ubuntu on new HDD, replacing it with old HDD running Windows

My question is related to: Direct install of Ubuntu into new HDD I have a Laptop with Windows 8. I would like to replace the HDD with a new one and install Ubuntu on it. My question is if I late ...
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sharing external hard drive at bootup

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I have spent some time setting up an external hard drive on my Ubuntu computer to be shared across the network so it can be accessed and used from any computer using the ...
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USB HDD doesn't persist during suspend when on USB 3.0 (makes mount points invalid)

I have an external harddrive with three partitions, which is recognized as /dev/sdb at boot. After suspending and resuming the mounted partitions (in my case additionally encrypted with luks (two of ...
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How to Use Hard Disk As RAM Like In WIndows?

There is an easy way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Windows machines. Is there a way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Ubuntu ?
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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HDD Monitoring Web Interface

Is there a web based application that I can install in UBUNTU 13.10, that will allow me to monitor my drive's and their capicity etc? I'd like a visual interface rather than having to remember all ...
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How to partition Hard drive on ubuntu

Dear fellows I am new to ubuntu.. I don't know how to partition my hard drive like it is on windows.. please guide me the whole procedure to solve this issue.. I will be thankful to you.
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Is there an fsck command for checking the entire HDD?

This is probably a duplicate, but then please just link the post that answer my question. Fsck seems to check partitions and file system, but is there a way to use a live CD, unmount (well, I guess ...
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Data Backup to install Ubuntu

I am currently using Windows 8 on my laptop. I used to have a desktop with Windows XP on it but somehow it's not booting up. I have an internal HDD on the desktop which contains lots of free space. I ...
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How to install Xubuntu from a hard drive instead of a DVD or a USB stick? [duplicate]

I have an old computer and I want to install Xubuntu 13.04 on it. The problem is it has no DVD drive (only a CD one) and it won't boot from a USB stick (it boots from the CD-ROM and/or the HDD only). ...
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Trying to do dual boot install: The test of the file system with type ext4 in partition #1 of SCSI2 (0, 0, 0) found uncorrected errors

My Ubuntu computer crashed recently, and I did recover the important things and put them on a USB drive, but I'd still rather not wipe everything off my computer, so I thought I'd do a dual ...
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Migrating LVM installation to new drive - how to create boot partition?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a single 1TB HDD under LVM2. The disk contains a separate boot partition with everything else under the LVM. I'd like to move everything to a larger drive and remove ...
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Non-persistant user sessions with hard disk

Live CD/USB users often ask how they can have persistent changes but I'm after the reverse - I am building a minimal thin client using a hard disk and want it to act live a live CD, where all changes ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04 on SAS Hot Swap Hard Disk Drive (2*146 GB, 15 RPM) with RAID 1 [closed]

Unable to install ubuntu 12.04 server on below mentioned hardware with RAID 1. Without Raid one Harddisk is detacting. With Raid 1 Harddisk is not Detecting. Hardware details:- Intel Xeon E5410 ...
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Formatted Volume Group in need of recover (test disk doesnt seem to cut it)

First of all, my bad if I placed this question on the wrong forum but I am working on Ubuntu so it is relevant. So here it goes. I while ago (like 6 months ago) I decided I would try out windows ...
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ERROR: The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed

I keep getting the error message "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed" when trying to install from a USB flash drive. My hard drive is brand new and is totally ...
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/, /home and swap partition sizes when using multiple drives [duplicate]

I'm about to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and I'm wondering how big each partition should be. I read that the swap area should be twice the size of your install RAM and I figured /home should ...
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Connect an external harddisk as readonly for data recovery

I need to use testdisk recovery program on my affected hardrive. So I want to mount the external harddisk as readonly in ubuntu. How can I connect my external harddisk as readonly to my ubuntu ...
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Installing 12.04.2 on one hard drive with Windows 7 on another

I have a workstation with Windows 7 Professional. Following is system summary: OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 Other OS Description Not ...
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Swap partitioned drive not able to access

I am new to Ubuntu however I installed it on drive (D) as my other partition (C) has Windows installed. I had selected a partition (F) for swap area while installing. Now I have un-installed ...
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On Install .. how do you install Ubuntu to use all harddrives attached to computer

I need help with drive partitioning across multiple hard rives. Meaning I want to install my mint to use all available space. I know with older Ubuntu's if you choose use all available space it would ...
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Does Swap Space Use Real RAM To Keep It On?

I would like to know if having swap space, uses RAM/Memory to keep the swap space 'active', even though the swap space is virtual RAM.
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Is there an application/way to fix or confine bad sectors with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

My hardisk has 1880 bad sectors and I am beginning to realize that it about to fail. Is there a way using my Ubuntu OS to fix or at least partition off the part of my HD where most of these sectors ...
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One of two RAID 1s is not recognized in Ubuntu 13.04

I have a 256GB SSD (Ubuntu/Win8), and two 1TB drives in RAID 1. The problem is that I just recently added another two drives that are 4TB in RAID 1 but they aren't detected in Ubuntu as one drive but ...
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File permissions on apple hard drive

I am attempting to help some friends with their old Macbook. The hard drive isn't boot worthy anymore but I can still use it on my hard drive dock. My friends want the 100 plus GB of images of there ...
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ubuntu12.04 disk write delays much

here is my dd test: 10240+0 records in 10240+0 records out 83886080 bytes (84 MB) copied, 0.136335 s, 615 MB/s previously I used a HDD, now using the SSD. In the Python idle or Geany, I found that ...
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hdd sector error, Rebooted and can't boot again (Ubuntu-based Linuxmint)

I rebooted my computer and then was unable to get it to start back up. It now drops to busybox after an hour of waiting on the boot process. I booted into a ubuntu12.04.3 liveCD and tried to mount the ...
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Acer Aspire V5-131 hard disk clicking

I bought a machine Acer Aspire v5-131 Intel Celeron 1017U. Everything is working great, found quickly how to fix not working brightness regulation. But was unable to solve hard disk clicking problem ...
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Ardour will not continue to record.

I just recently bought a laptop. It has 5.2 GB of RAM and 624.2 GB on the hard drive. However, after only a few minutes of playing into my MIDI keyboard I get an error message saying that "This disk ...
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Hard drive indicator is slightly flashing all the time

My laptop's hard drive indicator is slightly flashing, even when idle. How do I figure out which process is causing the hard drive activity and stop it? I believe there shouldn't be any hard drive ...
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Problem with Time & Date [duplicate]

I have two hard disks in my PC (160 GB & 80 GB). The 160 GB hard disk has Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it while the 80 GB hard disk has Windows XP. I added the 80 GB hard disk just a few days ago, ...
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SMART support is available but goes back to Disabled on restart

I've smartmontools installed on my ubuntu server. HDD is smart capable: sudo smartctl -i /dev/sda === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Western Digital Scorpio Blue Serial ATA ...
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Data Recovery - Fastest Way to Recover Data from WD Passport SE 1TB

When trying to open in Windows Explorer, Windows will scan before eventually giving up. The files is only accessible from within Ubuntu. There are about 500GB of data that needs to be recovered. ...
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Grub rescue even with no hard drive in the pc

i installed ubuntu to give it a try i decided i wanted my windows back and got the typical grub problem... now i decided to just remove the hdd with it on and install windows to a seperate hdd... i ...
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What's the best way to backup files?

I have a lot of personal files, which I'd like to backup, however I don't want to just copy & paste all the time from one drive to another. Is there a better way of doing this? I have been told ...
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How can I setup RAID0 on two drives?

I have two 3TB drives that I want to RAID0. I have important files that I want backed up, and I believe that I'm after RAID0. If that's not correct please don't hesitate to advise me otherwise. I ...
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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How to reset SMART results

How can I reset the SMART results so it does not register previous results. My reason is that I was testing the hard drives closed together on a closed case. This made one of the HDD fail the Airflow ...
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Cannot create folder and file on external drive (Xfce, Thunar) after change of mount point

I wanted to have an ntfs partition mounted at startup, so I used this solution to mount it automatically. (Using a program to set the automatic mounting: "Storage Device Manager" - pysdm.) At a ...
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ATA failure on a RAID5 array

I've been getting some RAID5 failures for some time when under heavy load. I've always been able to force reassemble the array after a reboot, and the Event count between the dropped disks and the ...
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Move home folder back on to SSD

My current setup at the moment is I have my system partition on my SSD, and my home folder on a 320GB HDD. The HDD is unfortunately beginning to die with a couple bad sectors coming up, so I'd like to ...
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Can't boot windows partition

What I have? 500gb harddrive - 500gb for Windows 1000gb harddrive - 500gb for Ubuntu - 500gb for Extra Storage Problem Description I am unable to boot my computer except by USB at the moment. So I ...
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Installation process

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 in hdd ,there is no other Operating System available in my hard disk.So will U please tell me ,the complete process that how to make partition in the hard disk.... The ...
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Corrupted super block

Ok, so this is driving me nuts. I had to hard reboot my machine and now I have superblock issues on my boot disk. I have a Lenovo u310, which comes with two drives, a little ssd, and another 500GB. ...
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How do you install 13.04 on a separate hard drive? [duplicate]

I currently run Windows 7 on my 1 TB hard drive, but also have a spare 320 GB hard drive. I have a USB with Ubuntu 13.04 loaded on it, and my goal is to have Windows 7 on the 1 TB hard drive and ...
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ubuntu 13.04 doesn't recognise my WD external hard drive

For some reason it recognizes the hard drive in windows 7, also on this computer, but it does not mount and doesn't do anything when I plug into any USB port in Ubuntu. I have tried 'Additional ...