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 15.10 with Windows 10 in EFI mode on two harddrives

I have just bought a new computer with two hard drives and it came with Windows 10 pre-installed. I decided to install Kubuntu on the second hard drive. The weird thing that struck me from the ...
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External usb HDD not detected

I have just followed what was given to me in this question's answer, but in my, case, things are a little strange. When I say ls /dev/ | grep sd, I get the following screen: After connecting my ...
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Can I resize or join these partitions to only two or three partitions?

Can I rearrange these partitions? I want only a few; only one or two. I am very new to Ubuntu and almost know nothing about it. I will be highly thankful to you.
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program to access files on internal hard drive, windows [closed]

I would like a script that will rename the file Utilman.exe in Windows/System32 to NotUtilman.exe and renames cmd.exe to Utilman.exe . I am not asking for the full script, I am new (-ish) to Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 14 cannot mount hard drive

I have a new Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop running Windows 10. It has a 2TB hard drive. I installed Ubuntu 14 on a USB drive and booted from the drive. Everything seems normal except that when I try to ...
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Flash Drive completely unrecognizable yet I can access files on it

This is the strangest behavior I have ever seen with a storage device. When I connect my USB flash drive, it automatically opens the directory /media/albert/Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit and I can see ...
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File copy to USB3 HDD slows down after 16GB

I recently bought an external USB3 case for my old hard disk and formatted it with UDF to backup stuff from my Ubuntu 14.04 and OSX machines. This works fine and I got speeds of 50MB/s and over when ...
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Can I clean install Ubuntu over top of existing Ubuntu install partition on a Windows dual-boot drive without reformatting whole drive?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual-booted on my hard drive. My Ubuntu installation became kind of messed up and I don't know how to fix it. So it would just be easier for me to just do a fresh install ...
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How to use NFS to share a mounted drive?

I have a SSD where I store my OS and I have a 1 TB hard-drive where I store my files (mounted at /run/media/owner/ExtraHDD/). I want to share my files. I can share my SSD (such as /home/owner) using ...
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Creating Mount Points

Could somebody please help me? I'm rather new to Ubuntu and just trying to figure a few things out. Just as an example, I have a program that writes a lot of log files to a folder called /var/logging/...
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Mount hackintosh fusion drive in ubuntu to recover data

I followed this guide http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/12/how-to-set-up-fusion-drive-on-hackintosh.html to create a fusion drive from an SSD and a HDD to speed up the pc. Something happened to the PC ...
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How do I expand a hard drive

I have an Ubuntu VM which originally had a 126 GB HDD. In Hyper-V I have extended the partition to 500 GB. How do I reflect this change in the VM?
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Moving Files to an extrenal Hard drive

When I turned on my computer, the gui would not let me login. I can login in through the command window, though. After some cursory looking around (checking permissions, moving all the files to a new ...
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external 3TB USB disc will not stay powered off

Running Ubuntu desktop 14.04, and having problems powering down an external USB 3TB drive. hdparm -y /dev/disk/by-uuid/736gyh3juhg64 doesnt work because of G_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: ...
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How do I transfer files from an external hard drive running windows to my PC running Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have files on a Windows PC and so I took out the hard drive and connected it to my computer running Ubuntu 15.10 via a usb cable to transfer those files Here what came up when trying to open that ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 8.1 with ssd (30 GB) and HDD (500 GB)

I've been trying to start working with UBUNTU recently and I have trouble installing it on my Dell 15Z laptop. I tried installing dual boot using the bootable Ubuntu USB. On installation, It was not ...
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Unable to access HDD only SSD which has Ubuntu 14 loaded

Just setting up a brand new unit have loaded Ubuntu 14 on to the SSD (128GB) but I do not seem to be able to access the HDD (2TB) both drives show in the drive application but the HDD is not visible ...
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Clean Installed Ubuntu 14.04 - Second HDD is Read Only - How to gain permissions?

I recently wiped Windows 10, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 directly on C drive. I also have a secondary 2TB drive with only media, music, photos, movies. I am now unable to access the drive. The drive ...
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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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ubuntu for battery life without TLP like decrese spin of hdd

I use an ASUS X55-CA with ubuntu 14.04 and inspite of using TLP i don't find a much change in battery drain. I like to configure mine by manually tweaking like decrese spin of hdd. Disabling some ...
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HDD Standby - High Load Cycle Count

I know that there are many question about this topic. However, I did not find a solution for my situation. What I want to achieve: My HDD (Hitachi Travelstar 5k1000) in my notebook should go into ...
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SDD + HDD partition help

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HDD and I recently bought a 120GB SSD. I'll make a clean install with / on the SSD, but I'm not sure if I should put /home on the SSD or the HDD. I'd like, ...
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Cache a (non-root) hdd which already has data on it with bcache - possible?

Could not find any recent info on this subject, so here goes! I have a small home server with 2 disks: SSD (120 gb), formatted as /ext4 which has an Ubuntu Server 15.10 install (including /home, /...
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Cooler harddisk = faster harddisk?

So I was using Ubuntu XFCE, now I installed the Ubuntu MATE, and I noticed a slowdown sometimes. File manager tooks often 3-5 seconds to load Desktop will rarely freeze for a 2 seconds Once my ...
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Problems with WD external HDD

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14 on a Raspberry Pi 2. Everything works so far except for my Western Digital 1TB Pasport (External USB HDD) which is connected by a powered usb hub ( so it has enough power )...
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mounting network attached hdd( mybook) on ubuntu permission denied

I have tried following the suggestions at How do I access an external hard drive plugged into my router? and tried both the usage of smbfs as suggested by the accepted answer(gave problems with smbfs) ...
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Zombie partitions

This issue has evolved. IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEE!!! After giving the disk a brand-new partition table (or that's what gparted would have me think it's done), this is what gparted shows: How great! ...
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Some open file dialogs don't see other partitions [closed]

I tried to get some photos from my second internal HDD (native SATA at Chipset) to Wallch. But I don't see any of my internal and external HDDs in the open dialog's left pane (Places), except for the ...
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ubuntu won't load from HDD. How to solve it?

I had issues with my OS and so I pulled HDD out of old PC, connected it through USB to another PC and installed ubuntu. It worked fine. Now I moved the HDD over to the old PC and It won't boot. All I ...
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HD doens't turn on again after suspending

After Ubuntu suspend and I press a key or move the mousepad, the HD doenst not wake up. So I believe because que HD led doesn't blink, but the screen is on, mouse pointer is moving. How can I track ...
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Secondary HDD (4TB) does not detect in Ubuntu

I have connected 4TB HDD as secondary drive on MY PC running Ubuntu. I have tried to configure using below command and received errors. vishnu@vishnu-pc:~$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/fuseext2_0.4-1....
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Hard drive dying - Reinstall Windows after Ubuntu

I realize that this is not a 100% Ubuntu question as Microsoft Windows is also part of the problem, but I hope that this is still the right address. I also want to mention that I read this similar ...
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Does hdparm -Y suffice to stop IO on my hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two hard drives in my laptop. The first contains my root partition and my home partition. The second one is used for backups only. I know that hard drives break down after ...
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If I have created an LVM on one server can i move it to another?

Alright, so 2 questions here really. 1) I have already created an LVM uaing only 1 disk, if i remove this disk and put it into a new server will my data be lost or can I tranfer / create the LVM ...
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Unable to load my external HDD

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 in my PC in dual boot mode along with Win 10. I have been trying to use my WD external HDD, but an error is preventing me from doing so. This is what pops up when I connect ...
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“An error occurred while mounting 0” after rebuilding computer

Ubuntu Server 14.04, installed recently with no swap partition. I was running this system just fine and was ready for "final installation" - that is, putting the components in the case, removing the ...
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can i move the extended pertition and resize the ext4 partition to the rest of the disk

i have cloned my 60 GB hard drive to a 640 GB but i can't resize the ext4 partition because the extended partition is in the way, so i would like to know if i can move it without braking something and ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Uses 97% of Disk

I have two disks, a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the following configuration: 7GB linux-swap on SSD / on remainder of SSD /home on HDD but I got this error: There ...
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Apache/PHP cannot write to external harddrive

I have a 2 tb external harddrive that i mounted. The drive is NTFS and is mounted at /media/server/storage The problem is, i have a script on my website that uploads files to that harddrive, ...
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“No space left on device” on device with lots of space

Today, every time I've run sudo service XXX restart I'm getting the error Error: No space left on device. I have 700+ GB of disk free, and I have everything on a single root partition, so I can't ...
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how to force ubuntu to use 4k sector size

last week my HDD died and i bought a new one 500 GB Toshiba HDD it supports AF ,i installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it with LVM enabled and i made it format the HDD automatically.later when the installation ...
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Installing software in another location?

I bought a 32gb msata ssd for my gigabyte brix (amd) and I was wondering if I were to install Ubuntu on that drive that I could install software/ packages in another location like on a secondary hard ...
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How do I transfer a 32 bit installation from internal to external USB HDD and install a 64 bit system on internal

I had a 32 bit ubuntu (14.04) on my macbook pro (2010) along with the MacOsX using REFit as a boot loader. My hard drive began to be too small and some of the programs I would like to use now exists ...
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Steam Library-Must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions

I've looked at various questions and threads and forums on this and nothing has worked. I've been trying to mount a HDD that I have my linux games installed to. This drive worked flawlessly in the ...
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Ecryptfs remove hard drive without logout

As many Ubuntu users I use ecryptfs in order to protect encrypt my home directory. I know that loggin into my system ecryptfs decrypts my files and symlinks them to the actual location of my home ...
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How to split RAID 1 disk created under Windows Server

I got a RAID 1 created under Windows Server 2012, as you can see : $ fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 2.7 TiB, 3000592982016 bytes, 5860533168 sectors [...]Disklabel type: gpt[...] Device Start ...
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MDADM Superblock can't be read - raid 1 mirror

I have a ubuntu linux box, with a raid mirror, 2x3TB using mdadm It's not the system disk, but a raid 1 mirror that contains my files. After power cut, restarted and now getting "can't read ...
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Laptop doesn't see boot devices after HDD replacement

On a laptop I had HDD with Windows. Then I inserted HDD with Ubuntu. When the laptop loads it shows UEFI and there are no bootable devices. I tried reconnecting the HDD and the battery. When I ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD( 750GB, /dev/sda ) and faster SSD( 128GB, /dev/sdb ). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD ( /dev/sdb5 ). My btrfs ...
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lsusb detects the device but it still doesn't mount

I have a WD passport external hard drive which used to work fine as recently as this morning. Now when I connect it with my laptop, nothing happens. Here's what I done so far: lsusb detects the drive ...