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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Adding Additional HDD to Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox as I'm trying to understand the deployment to be ready to deploy it in a real network. Here is the situation. Currently, I have ...
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VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04 - Gparted shows unallocated storage

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox and recently allocated extra storage to the OS. /dev/sda now shows a total storage of 80 Gb. however, 72 gb lies in unallocated partition. I'm unable to ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted? lvm

I can not format my hard drive for the life of me! I installed ubunutu server, and the installation failed. After re downloading the iso and running the installation again I could not format my ssd. ...
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External Hard Drive Does not Open

I was using my external hard drive in windows 7 and I was leaving the hard plugged-in for a long time and using it from time to another. After that I found my external hard drive does open anymore and ...
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Does Ubuntu LiveCD automatically create a SWAP partition?

Forgive my noob-tastic question, but I'm very confused by what I'm seeing. I was trying to recover a drive, and was always told to make a LiveCD and run that. When I ran the LiveCD from boot, I ...
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Virtual Harddisk LED in the Panel

With my PC out of my sight I'm happy to have a very silent System with no Sound whatsoever, even not from HardDisk. BUT this can be a hazard if you want to know about activity of the Disc. So, I'm ...
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Is copying data in Ubuntu to windows partition (i have dual boot) permissible?

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside windows 8.1. My Windows has two partitions C: and D:. While working in Ubuntu, I copied 100.5 GB of data from an external hard drive to the Windows ...
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Choosing “something else” when installing

I am in the process of installing Kubuntu 14.4 on my Windows 10 computer. Normally I would simply use the whole disk, as I don't really like Windows, however there are a few programs I like to use, ...
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Installing Ubuntu In Another Drive

I have to drives in my computer. My main hard drive (with windows installed) and my data hard drive. My data hard drive has two partitions, one with data (200 GB) and one where I want to install ...
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Trying to mount old NAS hard drive - mount: Structure needs cleaning

I had a Western digital. The software was not working anymore, so I remove the hard drive. The HD is a Western Digital Caviar Green of 1 To I connect through a USB hard drive converter and..... ...
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How to use second HDD as program installation drive path

My issue is that I have no idea how to make Ubuntu recognize my intent to have one drive for the loading and use of the operating system and the other for the storage of programs. Is this even ...
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Log folder files extremely large can't log in

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. A few days ago I couldn't log in to my account. I logged in as Guest and received a notice that my hard drive is full. I used Disk Usage Analyzer as was suggested to see ...
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Run Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux From Separate Harddrives

I wish to put Linux on one hard drive and well, have Windows 10 on the existing hard drive. But how would I go about doing this? Note : I do not want to run them simultaneously, rather, I just want ...
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Ubuntu random hard resets

Since recently migrating to Ubunutu from Windows, I have been have random hard resets of my machine (all new HW except for some of the SSD drives). I have 15.10 installed and looking at kern.log ...
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Move partitions within the same HDD

My hard drive is currently formatted this way: 200GB Windows NTFS, 8GB SWAP, 20GB Root, 92GB Home. I want it formatted `8GB SWAP, 20GB Root, 292 Home'. Is it possible to wipe my Windows partition, ...
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External USB HD not being automounted according to fstab

I have an external USB HD and I want it to be mounted on /data/FS/WD2Tb/. I added the following line to my /etc/fstab file: UUID="a05fab8c-5c4c-42be-9898-830ec5ad45dc" /data/FS/WD2Tb/ ext4 ...
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Single boot Ubuntu - need help with partitioning hard disk

I have an Acer laptop (E1-571) that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04 to double boot alongside Win 8. Now, I want to get rid of my Windows installation and single boot ...
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Mounting XBOX360 device on Ubuntu 14.04

Been trying for ages to mount this hard drive to my PC with no hope. I ran lshw and this was the output: *-scsi:2 physical id: 3 bus info: usb@1:6 logical name: scsi9 ...
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Using Gparted to Completely Clear A Drive

What I need is to 100% clear and un-format a 3TB drive. Nothing more. It seems doing this from GParted, however when I try to put information onto the drive after formatting with another source, it ...
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Will I still be able to use the hard drive normally?

Thus is a picture of both of my hard-drives: My C Drive and my D drive. I want to put Ubuntu onto my D Drive. Now my question here is if i do install onto my D Drive then how should I do it in ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu on a separate drive [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked however why am I asking is because I wanted to know say i install Ubuntu on my D Drive instead of my C Drive (which has my windows on it). My D Drive is a 1 TB ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an internal hard drive, and removing completely to boot Windows from another internal HDD

I've seen a few posts about dual booting/partitioning and running Ubuntu from an EXTERNAL hard drive. What I want to decipher is whether it's possible to remove my laptops INTERNAL hard drive which ...
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Can't boot after removing hard drive

I have a problem when booting my system. I'm currently using Kubuntu 15.10 with kernel version 4.2.0-30-generic. I have an SSD for the OS and three more hard drives in use. If i remove /dev/sdd1 ...
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Cannot mount external hard disk, MFT records error

I am trying to mount a Western Digital "My Book" drive, which I used to share between Linux and Windows. It is formatted in NTFS. When I connect it on Windows, I get the message that the disk is ...
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How to fsck hard drive while hard drive is unmounted, using bootable USB stick?

I have a hard drive with only Ubuntu 14.04 installed, that I want to check. However, the tutorial I read says that the hard drive has to be unmounted before I can check it. Apparently, I can run the ...
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SSD blocked after shutdown (blackout)

i hope u can help me, i have an ssd, but it is blocked write after my pc was shutdown, it shutdown was because the light off by bad weather (i have desktop), then I can access to my sdd, when i tried ...
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External Hard disk not showing up and has unallocated space

I have Seagate 2Tb backup plus ext hard disk. Today i was watching a movie through it. Suddenly it stopped and resumed after a minute. when the movie ended the hard disk couldn't be mounted It gave me ...
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Safest, Easiest Way to Format & Mount Multiple Hard Drives without losing data?

Okay, I'm trying to make a switch to Ubuntu from Windows. I understand the file structure is different and different terms are used, which I'm okay with. I also have no problem with waiting on ...
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I need help adding a menu option to the GRUB boot menu

Trying to dual boot Windows 10 with Ubunt 14.04. I have Windows on an SSD, an internal hard drive for games and stuff, and Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Yes, I know it's a bad setup. I've ...
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Mounting hard disk of an old laptop through converter

I would like to access the hard disk from a broken laptop with my desktop computer running Lubuntu 14.04.3. I have connected it using a special cable/device that plugs into the contacts of the hard ...
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Do i choose install alongside windows 10 or something else?

So I know this question may have been asked but I bring it up because I cant find a decent answer for my case and scenario. I have two hard-drives: My C DRIVE is the main drive and has my windows 10 ...
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Drive not appearing after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu desktop but it's primarily used as a server. I have data being stored on external drives that the server needs to access, but after rebooting, the drive doesn't appear through ...
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Swapping to new grub after clean installation on a new drive

I used to run Ubuntu off my old ssd on /dev/sda which has partitions : sda1 - EFI partition (500 mb fat) sda2 - Linux filesystem (258 mb ext2) sda3 - Linux LVM. (119 gb lvm2 pv) I recently bought ...
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Files disappearing in Ubuntu 14.04

Intro: I have a WD My Passport Ultra hard drive. I unplugged the HDD from my computer, used it in someone else's and then returned to my machine. When I tried to access a folder, it was no longer ...
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Unable to Mount C Drive (could mount other NTFS drives)

My problem is a little different than usual. I'm unable to mount just one of the NTFS drives. C:\ drive, which contains windows. I can perfectly mount other NTFS drives in the same hard disk. ...
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Moving from two hard drives to one, plus a RAID array. Will I have problems?

I currently have a setup with two filesystems, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, each with one partition. I boot from /dev/sda1 and have my /home on /dev/sdb1. /dev/sda is a solid state drive and /dev/sdb is a ...
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How do I write an image file to a bootable partition on my USB?

I use a FAT32 1Tb external HDD for my PS3 and I recently found out how to create an image (*.img) file from a virtual machine. Needless to say, I partitioned by HDD half FAT32 and half NTFS 500Gb ...
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LVM mirrored reads goes to one drive instead of both

I've set up LVM mirror on two HDDs. The mirror works (and even has proven it's efficiency when drives failed two times). The problem is that all read operations goes to only one HDD, I see it with ...
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Access 2nd internal HDD as guest Ubuntu 15.10

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 15.10. I have my music stored on a separate internal (NTFS) HDD along with other files. Is there anyway to let Guest accounts access the music folder and ONLY the ...
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Can't access Hard Drives

I cant't access my Hard Drives. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Someone said that its shown. He also sent that image that is attached.
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install problem ubuntu 14.04 didn't see partitions of hard

My hard disk partitions are: c:/ 84gb for windows 7 (system) D:/ 64gb for data1 (logical drive) E:/ 148 for data2 (primary partition) I had installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox and it was successfully ...
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SSD Not part of Raid?

I was playing around with BTRFS calculator (link below). I have 2 2TB Drives and 1 3TB drive. I also have a 120GB SSD. I was thinking Raid 5 with the operating system loaded on the SSD. It said I ...
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Ubuntu keeps resetting HDD APM level to 1 on wakeup from suspend

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 system on my ASUS R513C laptop. I am setting the APM level on my HDD to 254 by running sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda by hand and this fixes a problem with ...
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How to clone entire hard-disk into new one?

I was use dd command to copy my 500GB hard-disk into my new 1TB hard disk. After 9 hours system display message everything was successfully copied but I can't display any data into my new hard disk. I ...
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Please help me set up my drives for new server?

I want to build a new home server (really mostly for storage/backup for my other computers and a PLEX server). I'm not too concerned about 24/7 uninterupted access (my point is that if it takes me a ...
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gparted can't have overlap partitions

I made a new volume on Windows and now grub rescue, I can't reinstall Ubuntu , gparted show can't have overlapping partitions this my problem run command fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, ...
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Trying to add Movies folder on second HDD to Plex. Failing

I'm trying to set up plex with two hard drives. I have my computer configured with Ubuntu and all program files on a SSD, and a second big-ish HDD with a whole bunch of files on it, including all of ...
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Don't Shows Drives In Ubuntu Encripted Through Windows Bit Locker ,Why.? [duplicate]

I know the Password of bit Locker,Why I cant use that drive like Windows
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Installing Linux and Windows on SSD and HDD from scratch

There are quite a lot of questions like this but they are either unanswered or aren't enough to make me fully understand how to do this. I just bought parts for a new computer, so I have a fresh and ...
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How do i install Windows 7 on seperate hdd and ubuntu on a separate drive?

I just acquired a new ssd such that don't have to use inventor through some virtual machine with windows on my ubuntu, but the problem is, how do i easily install windows on my second hard drive, ...