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 avoid excessive hard disk load cycles

Some years ago there was a lively discussion about Ubuntu reducing the hard disk lifespan by operating the hard disk in an aggressive power saving mode on default, which causes an excessive number of ...
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“merging” multiple hardrives for Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have 3 hardrives inside my laptop 2 of which currently house other opperating systems but have a empty partitions of 8 and 9 gigabye and the third is just 12 gB (currently not partitioned at all). ...
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Changing Windows Dynamic Disk partition to Basic partition and not the full drive

I have a Lenovo G505s with Win8 installed on it. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I followed all the procedures to Disable the secure boot and fast boot succefully. The problem starts ...
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Can't open any of my drives/devices(not USB drive) [duplicate]

I can't open any of my computer drives (:c/,:d/.....) Every time i tried to open the drives, the following notice appeared: (i'm new in Ask Ubuntu,so,i can't upload the snapshot,i need 10 reputations ...
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Best Dual Boot Setup

My professor told me that partitioning hard drive is not recommended. It is better to have two separate drives, especially for dual boot system. Now, I will have one SSD and one HDD in my laptop. ...
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Laptop keeps wiping hard drive every reboot on full linux PC

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my $3,500 laptop. I have a Samsung NP905S3G-K01AU Laptop with GRUB and the Samsung bootloader screen... I inserted my USB and booted my computer, it iscoming up with ...
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After install, how to get ubuntu to boot from HDD?

How do i get my pc to know that ubuntu is on a certain hdd to boot it? Currently its installed on a hdd with 2 partitions- does that matter? Tried going into system BIOS and picking the hdd with no ...
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hdd won't mount [Solved]

when plug in hdd this message came up /dev/sdb1 at /media/filip/f28823a2-4de1-44c5-90fe-62fb3c241b73: Command-line `mount -t "ext4" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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Am I suppose to have a small or hidden partition HD?

I am pretty new to ubuntu and linux in general. So, here is my question, when I upgraded my ubuntu 12 to 13.04 and 13.10. I have to make an adjustment on my hard drive before installing os. after ...
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Downloaded 64 bit, no ISO?

I've recently installed the newest download, and I can't find the ISO anywhere to put onto USB (in my case, a Hard Drive). Here's what the download file looks like; Any help would be much ...
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I can't find my HDD(hard disk)

I have installed Ubuntu removing windows 7. Now i can't find my Hard disk drive. I tried these command. sudo fdisk -l it shows me there are 3 hard disk named : dev/sda1, sda2, sda5. but when i ...
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FAT partition seems readonly - but not always

I'm trying to delete data from an external FAT drive, which in the past worked. Now, after some system updates, it seems to be stuck in read-only mode -- although I can't figure out why. The mount ...
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Why did Ubuntu 14.04 create a 15.8GB swap partition?

I started with Windows 7 on 120GB SSD and Ubuntu 14.04 32bit installed on 60GB partition on separate 1TB HDD. I just did a fresh reinstall of 14.04 64bit on the 1TB HDD. In the installation set up ...
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I executed 'dd' on my /dev/sda and now I get “unknown filesystem” error

Yes, I know this error has been answered and solved many times; but I think I know the reason why this is happening (my bad), I just don't know how to solve it. I was formatting and flashing some USB ...
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What is the best method of measuring hdd status on a server?

I have a brand new server in place that is running 14.04. This is acting as our web server for hosting multiple Moodle sites for nearby school districts. I don't have the GUI installed. I need to ...
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Storage Devices Mounting Problem

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04(64bit) and I have two internal hard disk drives installed, few days ago I accidentally ejected one partition. I tried to remount it but it gave me an error. I've already had ...
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Hard Drive has not enough space for installing Ubuntu

After Windows 8 crashed on my Samsung Laptop, I decided to move on to Ubuntu as my new OS. But when I tried to install the full version i've found out that I only have a 3.0 GB space on a Hardrive ...
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Partitioning for Dual Boot Windows 8.1/ Ubuntu HDD [duplicate]

So i got a blank 750 GB HDD on a laptop. My intention is to install Windows 8.1 only on a single partion like a 100 GB for the system only to use it for my university programs etc. and to use Ubuntu ...
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Completely make a blank HDD

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and i want to completely "delete" my HDD. I want it to be blank just the way i bought it. Because i want to install Linux on a blank HDD. Could anybody help me ...
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14.04 2nd hdd can't change permisions

Hi there I'm new to Linux and ubuntu and iv'e just put in a 2nd hdd, I also have a ssd as my main drive. but I cant change the permission to allow me to place anything into the new 2nd hdd, please ...
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How to add a new hard drive to Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 on my PC. I have bought a hard disk and added it to my PC. The computer does not recognize the new hard drive. How can I let my Ubuntu use the new HDD I bought?
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from external HDD in windows 8.1

I'm trying to run Ubuntu on an external HDD. I am able to successfully boot from this hard drive on my Windows 7 machine but when I try to boot from it on my Lenovo Think Pad Twist (windows 8.1), I ...
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OS Keeping On Same Hard Drive [duplicate]

IS it possible to keep my Windows 7 and Linux OS's on the same hard drive? And able to choose what to use OS to use when I want?
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Bootable USB only works on 1st computer

I've created a USB hard drive (external) and installed 14.04 on it so when I plug it in to my laptop, it will boot. The problem is that now the ubuntu on my hard drive thinks that it IS my laptop, so ...
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Dual booting Windows 7/Ubuntu and partitioning on a 220GB SSD / 1TB HDD

I am not a technical user and am not familiar with any of these linux/unix/ubuntu terms - I'm looking for an easy to follow, non-technical guide for setting up my system - please tell it to me like ...
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Windows/Ubuntu dual boot, shared storage, switching from one hard drive to two

I have read this and plan on following those general guidelines in order to set up Windows/Kubuntu/Storage partitions on one hard drive. My question is if later on I decide to buy a second hard drive ...
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How to decrease the utilization of my SSD drive as much as possible? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a 250GB SSD & 500GB SATA HD. I will have Linux root (/) in the SSD disk after the installation. I want to minimize ssd utilization as much as possible. Therefore, I will ...
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HDD spindown on 14.04LTS

I can't get my drives (SEAGATE 750MB, Western Digital 1TB & Western Digital 500GB) to spindown on 14.04LTS. I have added the following lines on hdparm.conf which worked fine on 12.04LTS ...
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Unable To Mount and HDD Information

I know this is a silly question. I got a 2.5" hard disk drive that I use for my laptop. It has problems, so I plugged it out and attached it into a hard disk case and connected the hard disk to my ...
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System image recovery

I need to restore my computer from Ubuntu to the system image backup I created on my hard drive before I started installation. Please help I screwed with the partitions before hand, and this back up ...
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Unable to mount external hard drive - Damaged file system and MFT

I get the following error when i try to mount my external hard drive. UNABLE TO MOUNT Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/khalibloo/Khalibloo2: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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how to use gparted to partion 2 drives as 1

I have a lenovo t43 and a SATA extra HD drive instead of the CD drive; and I have in it a 250 GB hard drive and in my HD caddy I have a 40 GB hard drive. I would like to use gparted to partition ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu on Mac from external hard drive. Disk is no longer recognized by computer

I followed the instructions on the ubuntu website found here. After the final step in terminal, I got a pop-up on my desktop saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." I shut ...
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Ubuntu stuck on purple loading screen, ctrl alt f2 reveals a sda error?

I've recently built a custom computer and have decided to install the latest release of Ubuntu on it. However, I've run into some problems. When I first boot the system, it brings up a black ...
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Ubuntu Live CD does not recognize a Windows partition with data on it

OK, in my desktop I have 2 HDD each one with several partitions. In windows I've renamed the partition of one drive that I've wanted to delete to make a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install. To make sure that I ...
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Is my harddrive broken?

I've got a new 4TB drive. My old (2TB) drive was NTFS formatted. I formatted my new drive with a single 4TB partition to ext4. I've moved content of my old drive to the new drive to format my old ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on External Hard disk

I wish to install to my 160 gb external hard disk, but it has already got four partitions. This is how my partitions are listed when I use the live CD /dev/sdb /dev/sdb1 -- 100 mb (System Reserved ...
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I have 4 bad sectors on my hard disk, should I be worried?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here are some screenshots that depict the condition of my hard drive. It shows that my hard drive has 4 bad sectors. Is this something to worry about? Is there any way to solve ...
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I cant acess my HDD

First of all, I'm a total Linux noob. I was running the latest version of Ubuntu but eventually I wasn't able to boot no more, the Ubuntu logo appeared and then it was only a blinking white bar ...
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disk drive errors during startup - What do they mean?

I get some of this error during startup: [ 6.453064] ata2.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED [ 6.453083] ata2.00: cmd 60/08:00:80:5f:77/00:00:72:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 4096 in [ 6.453083] ...
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Windows 8.1 blocking Ubuntu's access to my HDD

So I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Ideapad that comes with Win8.1 and the moment I start the setup I see that the HDD is inaccessible, neither from the install app or from Nautilus. The ...
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Ubuntu mount points for new installation SSD and Secondary HDD

I have a question regarding a new Ubuntu installation. I have a primary SSD drive and secondary HDD drive. I am going to put home on the secondary drive and have done this with multiple installations. ...
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How to Access or recover files from Apple hdd with bad S.M.A.R.T. and 05-reallocating sector bad?

I have a Macintosh HD (hfsPlus) `[/dev/sdc2 on /media/ubuntu/Macintosh HD type hfsplus(ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)] WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk ...
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new install on hard drive error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04LTS and burned a dvd. I then booted on that dvd and ran the install on a newly formatted hard drive with fat32. The hard drive used to have windows XP and is a Maxtor 80 GB ...
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/ on SSD, should I put /var on a HDD?

I've recently just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i'm still very new to linux/ubuntu. I've got a laptop in which i have installed an 120GB SSD and a 750GB HDD. Currently, i have ubuntu installed on the ...
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Keeping files on current HDD during SDD upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading my media server to use an SSD for the OS & applications, but my HDD is loaded with a current instal of ubuntu 14 and all of my media. I plan on doing a fresh install on ...
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Internal hard drive not appearing after I partitioned and mounted it using webmin's logical volume management. Should I be concerned?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, I attempted to partition one of the internal hard drives, /dev/sdb, using the logical volumes management tool in webmin following the guide found here: ...
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blinking cursor in the left when booting from the harddrive but works fine from flash drive

I am installing ubuntu for the first time. I got ubuntu installed on a flash drive and can boot from said drive. I have installed ubuntu on my hard drive as the only OS on the hard drive. It doesn't ...
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I can not access any drive(like software, movi, raaz) from ubuntu os but i can access from windows os [duplicate]

My Ubuntu was running very nice. I can access all drive.i use two os windows8 and Ubuntu. But when i shut down my Ubuntu os and start with windows 8 and i copy a folder from c(desktop) drive to movies ...
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Help booting Windows 8 (and possibly other problems)

Here are my files... 1.0 TB Hard Disk CD/DVD Drive (Nodus probably) 7.9 GB Drive (I will explain its importance) Other Devices 967 MB Loop Device =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ...