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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During a ddrescue, the disk I was writing to was disconnected. Now it is read-only

I'm doing a ddrescue from one external hard drive to another, and I bumped one of the cables and I got the error: ddrescue: Error opening logfile 'logfile' for writing.: Input/output error Fix the ...
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Hard drive not mounting

I'm trying to connect to an external HD (Samsun D3 station). It is not recognize by any OS (MAC, windows and linux). I have tried with different cable (USB and AC) and no difference I even try open ...
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Hard Drive recognises everything as executable

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an external Hard Drive that I use for storage data. In order to be able to execute file in this Hard Drive, I modified the /etc/fstab adding the following code: ...
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Drive Encryption Ubuntu Server 15.10 [closed]

I have a small server running Ubuntu Server 15.10 from a usb stick. I have 6 drives of varying size all formatted to ext4. 2 drives I plan to configure using Raid 1. The remaining 4 drives I plan to ...
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Move folder directory to secondary drive

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my PC. The OS is on my SSD and that is the only thing I want on it. I have a previously-formatted 1TB hard drive in my computer which has several folders and files ...
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Grub black screen on external hdd

I have a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with HD Radeon and with W7 preinstalled in a internal hdd. I try to install ubuntu in a external hdd, but the Grub don't load, only appear a black screen and i only ...
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ata2.00 failed to enable aa

I'm new to the world of Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS yesterday on a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and till now I already recognized, that Lenovo is a bit infamous for this problem. So when I boot up the ...
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Clone external hard drive to internal hard drive

The hard drive failed on my new laptop so I installed Ubuntu 14.2 on an external hard drive and have been using it for the past 3 months. Now that the laptop manufacturer had sent me a new hard drive ...
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How to scan my hard drive for problems?

I would need some help to find out if there is some problems with my hard drive. Could this be done by running Ubuntu from a dvd? Kind regards, Victor
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Partition external hdd for Linux/Mac/Windows/Ps3

So i need 3 Partitions on an external hdd like the following, but i can't get it set up Partition 1: fat32 (Ps3, Windows, Mac, Linux) -> movies etc. Partition 2: exfat? (Mac, Windows, Linux) -> ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on a PV larger than 2T

Initial problem I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets somehow ...
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I installed Ubuntu only, not dual-boot. But now I can't find my drives

I recently clean installed Ubuntu without dual boot, so everything was erased, but now I can't seem to find where my C and D drives are located. Here are the results of some commands that I tried: ...
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How do I wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it? [duplicate]

I want to completely wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it, so I can put Windows back on it. How do I do that? I don't want to dual boot either, I just want to wipe the drive and put Windows on it. How ...
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Mounting NTFS Drive to Ubuntu Server VM without losing data

I have a Plex Server running on an Ubuntu VM with KVM as Hypervisor. Until now I had my Plex Server running on my Windows Desktop PC. Now i want to mount the NTFS Drive to the Ubuntu Vm so my Plex ...
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How can I delete all partion of my pen drive and create a single volume?

I have 8GB pendrive. The current configuration of my pendrive in shown in image. It shows 6.9 GB as a free space, 2.3 MB as a FAT drive which is shown when i open it. I want to format drive but ...
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Did hard drive ids change in 15.10?

my fstab has entries like /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x9236792127351050241x-part2 after upgrading to 15.10 this isn't working because those paths no longer exist? now it's at ...
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Error Mounting Harddrives [duplicate]

I'm running dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu and got 4 internal harddrives installed (see list specs). When I want to access video footage stored on my WD30 I get the following error: Error mounting ...
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Error when trying to mount using live CD

I was following this answer to resolve my boot problem and when running: sudo mount /dev/sdb /mnt I get this error: mount: /dev/sdb already mounted or /mnt busy The sdb is the drive which has 3 ...
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Ubuntu Server - itself unmounting, must mount again to work

i have recently installed 1TB Seagate Harddrive (HDD) to my Raspberry Pi 2. I have installed ISPConfig and them Torrent client (Deluged), harddrive is connected via external power adapter and ...
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File System turns read only. How to find the problem?

I realized that the file system on my hdd turns read-only randomly. I tried to run a SMART Data & Self-Tests but it fails and reports some uncorrectable sectors. However, the assessment seems to ...
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Loss of access to data after reinstalling Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10

I had Ubuntu 15.10 along with Windows 10 pro. As my Ubuntu had certain issue of function and booting problems, I decided to again install the Ubuntu 15.10. I accidentally selected the option "Use LVM ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot with a “bad” HDD

Well, it's not so simple like the title. I have four HDDs in my computer and one of them has some bad blocks in the end of the drive, but I can still use the beginning of the disk, something around ...
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Blank screen after login after using Testdisk

I was trying to recover a corrupted EXTERNAL hard drive using TestDisk. After reboot, the external hard drive seemed to be detected but I cannot login to my Ubuntu account. When I login, the GUI ...
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Western Digitial 2tb hard drive detected but cannot mount, no /dev/sd file

I'm having some strange problems with my external hard drive. It's a 2tb "My Passport Ultra" drive from Western Digital. I haven't used it in a while, but needed the extra space so I went to fire it ...
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Questions for Dual Booting Ubuntu 14.04 + Win10 with Multiple Hard Drives

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 onto my desktop that's currently running Win10. I've only dual booted on machines with a singular HDD years ago, but now I have a small SSD (for my Win10 OS and ...
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Fresh Ubutnu 14.04 on External SSD slow

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new USB3 connected SSD drive and it seems to be very slow. The slowdowns are particularly apparent when performing actions such as opening programs, ...
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Constant problems with external encrypted hard disks

I am using an encrypted hard disk for backing up my (also encrypted) laptop disk, running Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. The built-in laptop disk works fine but the external USB disk, after working for ...
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USB installation interrupted, now nothing

I put a brand new blank SSD in my old work Dell laptop that I got to buy sans hard drive at its end of life, so there's nothing at all on it. Booted from a thumb drive made with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and ...
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How to adopt an Ubuntu backup of an external hard drive to Amazon S3?

My Ubuntu 14.04 machine gets rebuilt (fresh install) very often (once a month at least) I am trying to setup a backup solution using the Ubuntu built in Backup App for the following scenario: A ...
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Logging Bad Sectors

Is there a program that will maintain a log of growing bad sectors? I want to measure the regression of my hard drive automatically as opposed to manually taking screenshots. UPDATE: After running ...
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Why do I get bad sectors?

Why do I get bad sectors and how to fix it?
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Wrong partition sizes (I think?)

I know just enough about Linux to mess things up, so apologies in advance. I have tried looking at some of the other threads here similar to this, but none of the answers seem to help. I have a 4TB ...
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Mounting disk automatically on terminal and persist across users and restarts

On the GUI, we can click on the File > Devices > HDD-Name to automatically mount the disks to /media/. I could mount them one by one manually, i.e. ...
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External Hard Drive Automatic “Safely Remove” on Shutdown

I have noticed this problem ever since I installed Ubuntu (14.10) and I still experience this. I have an external USB hard drive which is basically just a laptop hard drive interfaced with a SATA to ...
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Using external hard drive with Virtualbox and Ubuntu

I've just started using Ubuntu via Virtualbox and am trying to get either to recognise my external hard drive. I have tried changing the USB settings in VB but a message popped up telling me that I ...
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Can't make bigger partition. Gparted

I have Linux Ubuntu intalled on partition, that have about 19 GB. I want to make it bigger, to about 40 GB. I have that space unallocated. In GParted (live cd) I have resize option, but i cant make it ...
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Adding loaded SSDs to a clean installation

I have just clean installed Ubuntu on a new PC. I have several other SSDs with data on them. They are not currently installed. Can I plug them in and use them on the new system without losing the ...
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Cant format external drive, shoulds up with sudo lsblk

Trying to format a 1tb external, windows doesnt see it as a hard drive, and on ubuntu it shows properly if i use lsblk to view all drives (it shows size and everything), but if i try to open it i get ...
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Please advise which partitions I can delete

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 25167871 12582912 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE /dev/sda2 * 25167872 25372671 102400 7 ...
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Can't connect to Seagate Central

I have a seagate central HDD. Due to not having a router for that, I am connecting it directly via a LAN-cable to my pc. When I am using Windows 8.1, I see it in the network section, and can access ...
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NO partition on my hard-drive - can't mount

I'm new to Linux and I am having an issue with my Hard-drive. With Windows I have never bothered with partitions on my Hard-drive. I have just put my files directly into it. I am unable to get this ...
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Hard drive will not sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 x64. From "disks" I've enabled Standby to 10min and APM to 127, but the drive can't sleep. I don't want the machine to sleep, because I want to be able to SSH into it, when I ...
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second hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have a second hard drive in Ubuntu. The disk manager has it listed. I want to create a new folder in that second drive. I would like to know how to do this.
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How to carefully cut space from disk D and put it for Ubuntu?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC where disk D contains a lot of free space, so I want to put this space for Ubuntu ext4 file system. Can you explain me how I should do it? I really don't ...
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Have to run fsck often

4 times in the last 6 months I go to start my laptop and it won't boot. I boot in using a live CD (SD card) and fix it by running fsck. I have to clear some deleted/unused inodes and deal with a lot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - One of my harddrives (newest) has dramatically slowed down for writes recently

One of my harddrives, 4TB drv1 (the newest one of 4 drives), has dramatically slowed down for writes recently. Seems like once it reached 2TB (50%) capacity it has slowed down. Writes used to be ...
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recover from 'sgdisk --zap /dev/sda' (destroy GPT structures but leave MBR intact)

I just wanted to converted an old computer to an image using Clonezilla disk-to-image, but it failed because of something about GPT and MBR partition tables. But the disk contained only an install of ...
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Is it OK for HDD temperature to reach 50C?

While trying Ubuntu from LiveUSB if one goes to the Disks option and checks the temperature - is it an accurate reading? My new ThinkPad L450 is showing a 50C - is this normal? while idle it goes ...
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How to mount a virtual hard drive to an existing virtual image?

I need help expanding my hard drive. I created a virtual image to run Ubuntu on an Oracle VM (fixed 8Gbs). I have since created a second virtual hard drive that will expand as needed. I want to ...
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Need to rescue Encrypted Hard disk, ubuntu not booting

I'm having trouble booting my ubuntu 14.04, i have set a administrator password for BIOS which appears at startup. once i enter that the system is supposed to go to the screen that shows the password ...