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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How to find out the amount of hard drive space consumed by installed programs? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is any way to see all the installed programs as well as the hard drive space used by any particular program?
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ZFS Pool - in dire need of help.

I'm really really new to Ubuntu. Which is probably why I'm facing this predicament... I couldn't load Ubuntu this evening. For whatever reason I could get to the login screen, but absolutely no ...
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Moving files to TrueCrypt encrypted HDD hangs

I'm trying to move several files to an external HDD. The HDD is encrypted with TrueCrypt. Everything works fine until I start moving the files over there. The progress bar moves up to around ~500mb. ...
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Corrupt HDD- How can I fix it? Not in Disk Util

I turned on my PC the other day, and it wouldn't turn on. After a lot of messing around with grub and liveCDs, I found out the problem was in my 2nd hard drive (500GB, SATA connected, used to be sdb1) ...
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accidentally deleted windows while installing ubuntu, not able to get it back please help! [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu via Live CD on my lenovo laptop which had Windows 8.1 installed on it. Then I decided to install Ubuntu and while doing that I accidentally click next when it said wipe Windows and ...
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Unable to mount WD My Book on 14.04

I broke my UBU system few days ago and accidentally formatted the drive with valuable data on. We have been able to recover the data on MacBook and transfer them to My Book. But anything I tried ...
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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Ubuntu Server setup: How to install Ubuntu on one drive and use other drive for file storage?

I've built a computer to use as a home file server. I will be installing Ubuntu Server. I've put a small SSD and two large HDDs in it. I have no prior experience with Ubuntu (desktop or server). I've ...
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Cant find hard drive in Ubuntu

So my computer already has Windows installed on a 1 TB hard drive and just purchased a 120 GB SSD that I believe is correctly installed. Last night I set the BIOS to automatically start to the SSD ...
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Ubuntu Installation not displaying full HDD

I am not sure how to best word my question, but I'll try my hardest. When going to install Ubuntu 14.04 (Alongside Windows 8), when I get to the part where it asks me to set the amount of space for ...
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Error openning my hard-drive

I'm trying to open my main hard drive (on live environment - my ubuntu is on usb device) but I got the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/C0F89410F89406B6: Command-line ...
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“Errors were found while checking the disk for /” , no /tmp mounting error

I've been recently experiencing following error during every time I boot into ubuntu: Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. However everything seems to work file once I choose ...
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How to make sure HFS+ drive is writeable

I have a 1TB HFS+ drive mounted on boot (relevant line in fstab:) UUID=1b86e294-8f48-3f8d-932b-634460a0af65 /media/guy/Terra hfsplus defaults,force,rw,user 0 0 . Most of the time it's fine and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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SMART tests show rapidly oscillating Hardware ECC Recovered value

I have been subjected to an unholy amount of pain from my desktop tonight, including the near-loss of data due to corruption (in the /tmp directory !?) on one disk and erratic behavior from the other ...
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Ext4 going wild

All of my main hard drive Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6Gb/s 250GB ST3250312AS ( 2 years old ) going wild. It has started from 28 June 2014. Partitions sda1(root), sda5(home), sda7(var) caught this from ...
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Mounting a second hard drive for documents, pictures, and music in xubuntu

I wanted to know how to make my secondary drive for documents, music, and pictures. I already formatted the drive and mounted the drive in /media/bigdata. Now I just want to know on how to make all my ...
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Error No Boot Device Available

Hello I am running Ubuntu Server Edition 14.04 and I keep running into this problem. When I start the computer it says " No boot device available - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" I ...
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How to mount a 20 TB file system

I have recently created a file server with 6x4tb hard drives. One hard drive is used as the file system and is formatted with ext4. While I have created an LVM with the other five drives. This LVM ...
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How much hard drive space should I allocate to Ubuntu?

I am setting up VirtualBox and I am allocating 4 GB RAM (on my 16 GB Windows machine) to Ubuntu. However, I also need to choose a hard drive size. I'm not sure what to choose. I want to experiment ...
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how can I install ubuntu on dell inspirion 15z

I am trying to install ubuntu 14 on a dell inspirion 15z with intel chip. The machine came preloaded with windows 8. I want to wipe windows out and run only ubuntu. When I try to install the ...
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Cannot access Computer drives

I am new to UBUNTU. I just installed version 14.04 When I click on FILES, under DEVICES, it shows Computer & nothing else. Even in the Computer folder, there are multiple folders but nothing ...
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How do I modify this script to get only the useful disk info I need in a list

I would like to get a list of all my hard disks including the following information. Serial Number, UUID, Size and the names and sizes of all of the partitions on each disk. I found this which gets ...
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How can I setup my SSD+HDD-setup the best way?

I have recently build a new system with a 256GB SSD and a 3TB HDD. I want to save all my files on my HDD while my programs and Ubuntu 14.04 should run on my SSD to boost the performance. I might also ...
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The Ubuntu partition on my hard disk is not detected on Windows. What to do? [duplicate]

I had a laptop with windows and ubuntu on it on 2 different partitions. Then the laptop stopped working due to issues not related to this question. I took out the hard drive and put it into an ...
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How to formate Seagate 2 TB External Hard disk for Mac OS X

I Have a Seagate 2 T.B External H.D.D.How do I format it so that I can use it for cross plateform O.S(Windows;Linux;OS X.) Is it possible?
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Ubuntu RAID failure [get a warning]

Okay I might sound paranoid, but every day I think that my harddrives in both my servers failed for some reason and I am going to lose all my data. I have a server with a RAID 5 installation with ...
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Quick question: Will a fresh install Ubuntu detect my Raid-0?

I have Ubuntu installed on an external drive and Windows installed on my primary "C:" drive. I've been dual-booting this way for years. Recently, I upgraded my single SSD C: drive (where Windows ...
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How to add a second hard drive to an already installed Xubuntu 14.04?

I want to know how to install a second hard drive in Xubuntu 14.04. Taking in mind that I already installed Xubuntu in another hard drive. I just want to add more storage to it. Also the other hard ...
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Dead ASUS laptop - Can I boot Windows from within Ubuntu terminal?

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
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How to reset smart data? [duplicate]

I have a drive that used to have reallocated sectors, until I deleted any data on the affected area and partitioned around it. It works fine, and has worked fine for over a year, I just want to know ...
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Can't recongnize my SSD device file in /dev

I am using Ubuntu and can't find my SSD device file. The /dev directory has following contents: agpgart audio audio1 audio2 audio3 audioctl char console core dsp dsp1 dsp2 dsp3 fd full kmem kmsg log ...
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Mount point causing problems to unmount other drives

For some reason, Ubuntu created this mountpoint /media/[username]/LACIE Whenever I connect a USB drive, even the Lacie one, this mountpoint makes it imposible to safely remove the drives. For example, ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I tried to install the new Ubuntu that I downloaded from the official website. I burned it to a DVD and when everything loads up I get as far as the connect to wifi and that has a green check mark by ...
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2nd HDD as a RAID 1 Mirror on a Existing Ubuntu Server

Can any one point me in the right direction as to how I can add a additional HDD as a RAID 1 to my existing Ubuntu Server which works flawlessly. My present set up is that I have 2 HDD on my Ubuntu ...
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Failing hard drive

Just last week my laptop (acer aspire) failed to boot and I even tried using a boot-able CD but it didn't work as well. So I decided to clean all my hard drive thinking that it is the cause of the ...
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How to make ubuntu install avoid bad blocks? [duplicate]

I know this may be a duplicate, but I think my case is unique enough to warrant another question. I have a 320gb 7200 rpm hdd with the last half of the disk basically perfect, but the first half has ...
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If an internal HDD is not mounted, is it still in function?

I have a probably stupid question, but I'm gonna try anyway I have both a SSD and a HDD on my laptop: if my HDD is data only, and not mounted unless I need something inside (there's no "eject" icon ...
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Is a swap of internal HD (with OS) using ISO or a bit copy via /dev/sdb possible?

I have seen How to Make a Bit Copy of my Internal HD to an Extneral HD?. It does not address the question I pose. I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda supports 7 volumes ...
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Can't mount/format internal hard drive [closed]

I've been trying to use this guide to install a permanently mounted hard drive to store media on: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive So far I've come up with next to nothing. ...
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Built my own computer and I have two OS's on one HDD… And can't access the original

On my computer I had originally installed Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS . By purchasing a secondary hard drive to quarantine Ubuntu from Windows so it wouldn't affect my 1.82TiB Main HDD. I have ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on external hard drive?

I want to install persistent Ubuntu to my external USB HDD to be able to access my files and programs on any computer. It's been discussed here, but I'd like a more complete guide as to how do I ...
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How to install software to a different hard drive? [duplicate]

Hello my main hard drive that I have Ubuntu installed on is almost completely used now so I need to figure out how to properly install software on a second hard drive(non-usb). I have already ...
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Curious about UnixBench results, is my HD configured properly?

I downloaded UnixBench 5.1.3 and ran it on both my old Dell 4600 and my newer Gateway SX2800. With a 2.4Ghz P4 the Dell gets clobbered on cpu tests by the Gateway with quad core Q8200 at 2.3GHz. The ...
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How to copy files to an external HDD from Ubuntu live session?

I have a 320 Gigs HDD with no partition and Ubuntu installed on it, but I can't see the display when it enters lock screen or the desktop. I tried running Ubuntu through a live USB Flash drive and it ...
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iMac G5 new hard drive

Please bear with me, as I'm not the best with computers. I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2011 model) currently running Mavericks. I also recently got a free iMac G5 PPC (A1076) that came without an ...
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Error: Attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Before I start, I'd like to mention a few things. I'm quite a newbie, and do not know much about Ubuntu. All I wanted was to be able to have a dual boot Windows7/Ubuntu, the latter being a backup when ...
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Ubuntu Install Erased Windows [duplicate]

When trying to install Ubuntu I selected the default checked "Erase hardrive" option and checked the second box below it (below an option to encrypt which I didn't select) which had to do with ...