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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Using a samba file server, When using a 3tb drive, Why do clients only see 68.2gb on the newtork location?

I am using ubuntu 14.10 server 32bit terminal (no GUI). I am using this as a SOHO file server with only 1-3 users. I have set everything up properly and everything seems to work just fine. I am using ...
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accessing desktop files in ubuntu

Recently, i have broken my laptop and I was using both windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then, I put hdd to a hdd box and plugged in my new laptop with usb. Although I can access all files in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 shows only one hdd

I am just started using Ubuntu & I am not computer expert. I have 2 nos of 500gb hdds mounted in my pc. First one has Ubuntu 14.04, XP & one partition for files. The other 500gb is used for ...
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External hard drive error when trying to access [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive its an Iomega 2TB. Its stopped working in windows and there are files that I need off of it. Usually if my ext. hard disks die I can salvage some things off of it by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Access second hard disk for other user

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Just upgraded my PC from Ubuntu 12 (format & clean install) on a Kingston 60Gb SDD. I have a second hard disc fitted, a 1Tb standard disk that I use for data & backups ...
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Which Ubuntu to go for? [duplicate]

To start with I am completely new to Linux in general. After my Windows Laptop became very slow due to a bad sector of HDD, I tried Ubuntu by booting from a live USB drive. It literally blew me away:D ...
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Harddrive replication without *full* dump (dumping partitions is OK)

Today, I bought a second server almost identical to my first one (I guess). Specs (processor model, RAM, HDD) are the same. But I failed to copy the disk of the first one to the second one. It didn't ...
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Reformatting a HDD

OK, I have a computer that was given to me by a friend to fix. Initially, he wanted Windows 8.1. I stripped the HDD, loaded 8.1 per the instructions and after initially working, the OS won't boot. I ...
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Cannot work with external disk in any way

I'm in trouble with an external USB3.0 Toshiba 3TB Canvio Desk. First of all, it didn't mount neither Windows or Ubuntu, so I tried to partition it and format. The first thing I see is that ...
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Restore Disc for Windows Before Switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I have been trying to get my laptop to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu for hours and hours. No matter what I do there is just something else wrong. I want to just wipe Windows off my computer entirely ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 instllation error, hdd encrypted

So I unknowingly selected the second option of installation with the encryption. I entered my password and click next. Then it said something and I hit go back then it froze. Happens so my battery ...
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Unknow discs and windows space

I've been using ubuntu for a while and today decided to uninstall windows from my notebook so I could use the space it occupied on ubuntu. However, after the removal I found some disks hanging in my ...
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Logical sector size for physical sector size of 4096

With many new hard drive disks the physical sector size is 4096. Would it be possible to make the system use a logical sector size of the same size, rather than the default logical sector size of ...
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Having Trouble Accessing Samba Share

I recently reformatted my XBMCbuntu HTPC to 14.04. It wiped everything off the first HDD but doesn't seem to have touched the second one. I'm trying to set up a Samba share on the second HDD and Its ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Two Hard Drives, and Ubuntu 14.04 alongside OS X 10.9.5.

I plan on using rEFInd to accomplish the dual boot. That part is OK. This next part though, I need a little guidance, or at least a suggestion or two. Anyway, 2011 MBP, 128 GB SSD, 500 GB HDD ...
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Ubuntu is not detected after installing with window 7

I have windows 7 installed in my laptop already then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the option of "separate partition". Installation was successful but when system restarts, it didn't detect Uubuntu. ...
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How to install Linux applications onto an external hard drive [duplicate]

The laptop that I have acquired only came with a 16GB SSD. I installed XFCE onto it and now the SSD is almost completely full. I have an external hard drive with 1TB of memory, and I was wondering if ...
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I had Win 7 and now i want to access data on my D:\ and E:\ drive after complete Ubuntu installation?

I am new to ubuntu. While installing, ubuntu from a USB I selected to remove win 7 and install ubuntu, option. Now, none of my C:\, D:\ and E:\ drives are visible. I expected that ubuntu will be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see my SSD drive

Just recently I'd bought a two disc Asus G750 laptop with intention to use Ubuntu and Windows 8.1. I decided to install Windows first. I've assigned 350 out of 450GBs to Windows leaving the rest of ...
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Using a Physical Hard Drive Pariition as a VirtualBox VM and as a Bootable Partition

Is it possible to install Ubuntu OS with VirtualBox using physical Hard Drive Partition and then make it bootable? What I want is the Ubuntu OS that I've installed in VirtualBox can be accessed and ...
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Does there exist a way within the context of MAAS to specify which disk shows up as sda when provisioning nodes with multiple disks?

I am looking for a method by which I can specify the disk elected to be sda on enlisted MAAS nodes with multiple disks when they undergo commissioning, OR a method to specify which disk of those found ...
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Any benefit installing ubuntu desktop on SSD [closed]

For a large memory (lots of RAM) Ubuntu desktop machine, is there any upside to installing Ubuntu on SSD ? wouldn't everything be loaded to memory right after boot anyway, making it just superfluous? ...
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Are there any advantages/disadvantages (if any?) in running luksFormat on raw drive (sdx) vs a partition (sdx1)?

I've been setting up a few LUKS encrypted drives and noticed that I've been creating the encrypted disk directly on the 'raw'(?) drive, ie. /dev/sdb, while many examples via google are showing it ...
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query about Hard drive for ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Im using a ddr 2 mother board, is SATA 3.0 GBPS will be compatible. I know this is out of ubuntu but please answer
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Ubuntu DEstroying Hard drive

Few months ago when I installed ubuntu, I heard a buzzing sound particullary when I am using ubuntu, while system was silent on windows, But soon sound starting coming with windows too, now I ...
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Mounting hard drive to an existing folder

I am attempting to mount an external harddrive at /home which has files in it. Will the files already existing in /home be merged and moved to the new harddrive. If this is not possible are the files ...
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Need help installing on raid 0 [duplicate]

I hope you al are doing fine. I have always wanted to use ubuntu as my main os but has always failed to install it on my fake raid 0. I have been using ubuntu via a virtual machine when it should be ...
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How to Uninstall Ubuntu Linux from Secondary Drive?

this question might seem pretty basic and straightforward but I wanted to make I do it properly without data loss. I have two drives. My primary being windows 8. My secondary is partitioned with one ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 won't boot after a drive sector was destroyed [closed]

Yesterday, when I was working with my Ubuntu 14.10 (x64) and wanted to save an attachment from an e-mail in Thunderbird, there was a dialog saying that the file could not be written to the /tmp ...
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Can I partition my boot drive?

I have 2 physical drives on my laptop, a 500 GB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD. I installed Ubuntu on the SDD and it thus became my boot drive. I moved my /home folder to the hard drive because I have ...
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Dual-boot for System76 Ubuntu computer

I'm planning to buy a system76 desktop computer this year. These systems come pre-installed with Ubuntu. I know I might be forced sometimes to use Windows. I don't want to touch anything from the ...
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Where is the missing hard disk space? [duplicate]

df tells me that the server uses 84% of the HDD it uses. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 30G 24G 4.6G 84% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% ...
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Read Error with new harddrive

I put in a new HDD into my stationary computer and have tried to install Windows 7, Fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.10. Windows 7 didn't install at all, when I created the partition and clicked "Format" it ...
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Mdadm Raid 5 Array with 2 Failed Drives

My setup is as follows /dev/sdb/ /dev/sdc/ /dev/sdd/ /dev/sdf/ I have the following 4 1.5TB drives in a mdadm raid 5 array. One of the disks (sdb) died on me leading the array to start up running ...
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Is full-disk encryption making my system unstable?

About six months ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with full disk encryption (FDE). Now I am considering turning off FDE because I think the feature is making my system unstable. The risk of ...
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3tb GPT external drive mounting problems [duplicate]

I'm having trouble accessing all the partitions on an external 3tb harddrive. I've had it working in Mac10.9, and windows 7. The other similar questions here do not seem to resolve my issue. I'm ...
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What files own my bad sectors?

I've just built a box using 14.04 (Trusty) and have had sectors go bad on my hard drive. I found out when I went to do the first backup! Terrible way to start the new year. I haven't noticed anything ...
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Dealing with failing drive in logical volume

About a year and a half ago, I made a HTPC/NAS for my apartment that we hooked to our TV and use to download and watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, etc. In making it, I used 3 1TB hard drives I ...
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Harddisk operations totally brings down my system respond time to its knees

I have massive system slowdowns during harddisk operations on my PC. My Firefox is responding slow, it gets to a extreme at times that it actually becomes a not responding program and greys out during ...
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Persistent data on external HDD

my dad's HDD has died in his laptop but he does not want me to open it up. It has been running Lubuntu for over a year but refuses to run Windows, but it is really ugly and hard for him to use. I plan ...
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Dual boot W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD/HDD

I recently bought a new laptop which has an 8 GB ssd and a 1 TB HDD, pre-installed with W8.1. I'm used to creating a partition on a HDD to install Ubuntu on. However, with the new SSD I'm not sure as ...
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Ubuntu and internal WD Digital Black2 Dual Drive — Did anyone managed to make it work?

The Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive is a 2.5 drive which combines a 120GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. It differs from hybrid drives in that it appears to the system as two distinct partitions, leaving to ...
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Help Needed Plug and Play NAS (novice user)

First of all, apologies if this question is too broad (I've searched the forum and not seen a similar question posted). I am not that techie when it comes to command line scripts. I want a NAS disk ...
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Low performance of my 3T harddrive

I have a 3TB seagate protable hard drive (SATA), but this hard drive suddenly has really low performance. I guess there are some bad blocks in the hard drive. So I have done this test: Plugin the ...
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Using Ubuntu to access Mac HDD

Edited What i want to Do : Run ubuntu via a DVD-r on an iMac to retrieve data, because a system file has corrupted What I've Done: Put the ubuntu disk in my working Macbook Pro to try retrieving ...
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USB 3.0 hard drives don't spin down when “safely removed” from Nautilus

I have a few external drives, some using external power, other being USB powered. I plug my USB 3.0 drive in a USB 3.0 port. When I "eject" the drive (from Nautilus) it keeps on spinning. When I ...
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Grive deletes files from Google Drive server

I am probably going to sound like a complete moron but, after installing Grive-Tools (Version 1.12 beta) on a second laptop containing Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit), when I went to sync files that I had ...
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Merging fat32 partition on external hard drive connected to ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have WD 160 GB hard drive and i have formatted it to fat32 file system i want to merge all multiple FAT32 file system partition to make it one. how do i do it on ubuntu 12.04LTS. Would also like to ...
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Incredibly bad M.2 SSD performance (HP OMEN with Samsung XP941)

I have a new laptop (HP Omen) and have just, after great trials and tribulations, installed Kubuntu on it. The install is a dualboot install along with the factory Win8.1 installation using EFI mode. ...
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Can't change vm.dirty_ratio with /etc/sysctl.conf

I recently bought an 120GB SSD drive and I wanted to tweak my OS for it. I found some tutorial to do that and I followed it, but I've found some problems. I wanted to change vm.dirty_ratio value to ...