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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Ubuntu changed 2 hard drives making them unrecognizeable to both ubuntu and windows after ubuntu uninstalled

The drives are still functional and pass all tests. MiniTool Partition wizard shows them and the partions but the label is "*:" for both HDs. Now neither Ubuntu nor Windows detect either hard drive. ...
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deluge-webui permission denied for download on external hard drive directory

I followed this tutorial to set up deluge deamon and deluge-web-ui on my home ubuntu server 15.04. on my machine I have 2 hard drives: an SSD drive for the OS and a 2To hard drive for my personal ...
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How to check which disk is mounted where? How to mount all spare disks?

Doing a df -h: alvas@mt:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 3.5T 2.7T 597G 83% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 63G ...
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Is there a way to show free disk space in notification bar?

I sometimes come close to running out of space. Is there a way to show how much I have left somewhere so I always know?
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hard disk problem, interpretation of smartctl output

I need help with the interpretation of the smartctl output. I did the smartctl check because this week after a loss of power my ubuntu system first showed some errors while booting infsck and then end ...
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Cant read Hard Drive

My 12 year old rig died. But the hard drives were good (cuz they're only 2 years old after the old PATA drives died 1 by 1). 2 Sata hard drives, 1 was the boot drive, the other had all 'My Stuff' on ...
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Problems to mount a crypto-luks in ubuntu

I have a drawback of novice person, I encrypt my hard drive with crypto - luks in ubuntu and now I can not access my data , I have tried everything I seen but always gives a different error , please ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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installation issues using flash drive

Ubuntu doesn't allow me to fully install it because at the end when it asks, "Ubuntu needs to restart. Would you like to do it now?", without hesitation I click continue. Upon rebooting it prompts me ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Owner of mounted folder changes when it is actually mounted

I have a folder /media/user/drive_name that is set in fstab to automount an NTFS drive /dev/sdc2 /media/user/drive_name ntfs auto The problem is that when the drive is mounted, it and all of it's ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual-boot

I have two HDDs, 80Gb each. On the first HDD, I have windows 7, on the second HDD, I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't understand why can't I use Ubuntu. When I restart my PC, it doesn't ask me about ...
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How can I re-size partitions

I have 3 partitions one is "/" then a swap and lastly a "home". I was hoping to have the root only have the Ubuntu OS. (no dual boot only Linux) The root is taking ALL the data, updates, and apps ...
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Where should I install the boot loader on a second drive?

So I recently installed a second hard drive in my laptop. Previously, I had split 1 hard drive into a windows and ubuntu partition, but after running out of space on each, I installed this new hard ...
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Not enough free space to update

I’m very new to Linux and can’t really use the command line well. I’m simply trying to install the latest updates. When I do, I get a ‘not enough free space’ message. I can see in my System ...
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Problem restoring disk image to external hard drive

The image I am trying to restore is an image of a usb stick that I installed Ubuntu onto (not a live usb) I created a disk image from the usb stick using the Disks utility, and saved it to my ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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Why do 15.04 System Settings/Details and gparted disagree on disk size?

gparted says I have one installed drive (/dev/sda) and its size is 476.94 GB. This is correct -- my only drive is a 500 GB SSD. Under System Settings, the Details display is mostly correct, the ...
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How can i recover files from hdd dedicated to unbootable OS with Ubuntu on USB?

I am using Ubuntu on a USB, and i want to recover the data from my hdd because Windows wont boot. I am new to Ubuntu and don't want to screw up the data on my hard drive. back story: I installed ...
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Drive failed in RAID, other drive has SMART errors. Which to trust?

I've had a RAID1 setup running in my machine for a couple of years, and recently the array has become degraded. Looking at mdadm information, it looks like the one drive has failed, but when I look at ...
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I installed Ubuntu on an external UDS HDD. My boot disappeared. Why?

I can't explain why my boot disappeared, after I did it: I plug a pendrive (live Linux Debian) + a virgin HDD-USB, all that on my linux Debian Machine. [usb pendrive live Linux] <=plugged=> My ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu on a (external) HDD after crash during install as internal HDD

Yesterday I simply installed Ubuntu on a machine, from a USB drive (where .iso was burnt). I choosed LUKS encryption. All was going good until an error occurs : something like "disk error". Since I ...
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Unable to access “windows” [duplicate]

today just when i started installing a new copy of windows 10 on my laptop i realised that i haven't retrieved the windows product key from the hard disk. because of my stupidity i quikly took of the ...
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How do I set an SD card as main storage

Hey all I have a Chromebook running both Chrome OS and Crouton with KDE. I want to make the SD card the main storage of my comp. as the Chromebooks have very little SSD space.
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error mounting external harddrive

I have a partitioned external harddrive, have been able to open it before after checking on here. Now it cannot and just shows Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/Untitled: Command-line ...
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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Change main Hard Drive

Today I decided to give life back to my old pc (Celeron D 2.66GHz, 1GB Ram) so I burned a ubuntu linux cd. I run throw same problems but I managed to install and launch ubuntu succesfully but I run ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a second hard drive with data on it

So I've got 2 hard drives, a 128GB SSD, on which Windows 7 is installed, and a standard 1TB hard drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu. The SSD has only got about 4GB of space left, and I don't really ...
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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10 [duplicate]

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Partitioning error while installing Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Linux, and while attempting to install a dual boot of windows 7 I have ran into an issue. While doing custom partitions the revert button was hit. It appears that I lost my windows ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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How to fix a log in issue after resizing your hard drive?

I am running Ubuntu on the Oracle VirtualBox. I was running out of room on my virtual hard drive (8GB) so I resized it to 16GB. Now when I try and log in I enter my password and the the screen flashes ...
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Boot error probably about Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post but I need solid help on this since I've been having this problem with this hard drive frequently. Please refer to these screenshots for a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 checking an ext4 partition on every boot

I have gone through other posts similar to my question, but i tried all solutions/ or their methods dont apply to my case. there is no /forcefsck file on my system. fstab contents: ...
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For some reason Ubuntu doesn't see the hard drive, want to install

I'm trying to install the latest Ubuntu, but doesn't see the hard drive. Don't know if it's write protected or what. I've even tried windows, no solution. What can I do? What can I do? Please help
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Result of smart ctrl

I have problem with my dell N411z laptop. It works but frequently freezing and shows not responding display. Firstly it has Windows7 running on it then changed OS to Ubuntu 14.04. But the freezing ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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New extra hard drive, not being detected by anything

Ok so I got a hard drive that I got from a person who said that they aren't using it because they got windows 10. I was like, Ok so I tried to clean all data of it. It wasn't being detected by ubuntu, ...
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search for mounted hard drive by serial number

Is there a way to check if a hard drive exists using just it's serial number? I'd like to use this in python
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Lubuntu 15.04 & Windows 10: expanding partition

Lubuntu view: Windows view: I want to expand my current Lubuntu partition to use up all the free space left. However, Lubuntu doesn't differ between the real Windows partition and free space. ...
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Is Ubuntu LVM a RAID?

I had a 4 disk LAMP system running Ubuntu 10 then upgraded to 12. The drives are managed by LVM since initial setup. Recently, one of the drive failed (the newest and largest of course, 3TB). I sent ...
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how do I image a drive to an uncompressed file?

I swear every tutorial I see and every software I run across can't give you an exact image of your drive, it's either gzip-compressed, or it's in another format for some specific software. I want to ...
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How to use unallocated place to drive

I want to use the unallocated space of my hard drive, I want to create a new drive or filesystem of that place and want to use. How can i do that. When i tried to create another partition, it gives ...
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Removing Partition in Hard Drive

My laptop hard drive is divided 50/50 between Ubuntu and Mint. I want to remove the partition,remove Mint and free up the space for Ubuntu. How do I do this without destroying the data that I ...
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steam error : do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again

I have installed steam but a message appears Steam Error : "You do not have enough disk space available to run this game. Please free up some disk space and try again" whereas my hard drive its ...
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Connecting two computers with usb

I bought a dual usb from belkin a little bit ago, it has the chip in the middle and is designed for dual computer use. Problem is, it seems its only for transferring files from PC to PC with the ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS over HP Proliant MicroServer G7 N40L | Rebuild RAID 1

I am doing testing with an HP Proliant Microserver G7 N40L that I acquire recently. I want to configurate 2 hard disks (1 TB per hard disk) in RAID 1 array. I mounted the volume like this video and I ...
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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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installation of 15.04 rendered two hard drives invisible to both windows and Ubuntu, but not to disk management software

I installed 15.04 as a dual boot on an external HD attached to a Lenovo T520i running Windows Pro 64. It worked well. I then installed 15.04 on an HP Pavillion E017DX running Windows 8.1 Home using ...
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How to install Steam games to an external hard drive?

I have been trying for several days now to install Steam games to my 500gb external hard drive. I used this tutorial (taking ownership, fstab, etc) and annoyingly, it didn't work. I got this message ...