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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cannot understand difference of my drives

I have four hdd in my pc. one of them is installed with windows7 and one of them is recently installed with ubuntu 16.06 and two of them are just for storage. After ubuntu is installed, I clicked on ...
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New hard drive is read-only and root-only access, how can I get full access to it?

I'm very new to this and I've been at trying to fix this problem for about two hours to no avail. I just finished getting my new computer put together and installed a new 2TB Seagate hard drive as a ...
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Problem with VHD mounting

I have followed whole article Mount a VHD or VDI in Linux with vdfuse and everything gone great except last step. When I type vdfuse -r "/media/mike/DATA/VM-VHD/SGOS.vhd" ~/Test (I want just copy one ...
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installing ubuntu and starting windows isn't in boot option

I didn't installing ubuntu alongside my windows7. I have windows7 installed in my ssd and ubuntu in another. Right before I install ubuntu, I unplugged all my other hdd. 1st because it the ubuntu ...
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issue setting a password before erasing ssd in what seems like the proper way

I think I've reached the conclusion that I need to format my ssd-drive. What I believe has happened is that once I updated my antivirus-software to the latest version it somehow detected that the copy ...
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Unable to recognize hard disks in 16.04

I opened my desktop box and I saw 2 physical hard disks. In Disks I can see /sda and /sdb, and but cannot access them or format them. If I try to format them, I got this error: Error ...
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how to clone Ubuntu with multiple disk with RAID 1 configuration to a new system with almost same hardware

I'm wondering if it's possible to clone a pre-configured Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system to a new system with almost the same hardware. I had some experience cloning a single drive setup but not multiple ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on different HDD?

In my setup I have a 120GB SSD with Windows 10 installed. I also have a 1TB HDD, with a 35GB partition for Ubuntu. I want to install Ubuntu on this partition. Can I install Ubuntu on this partition ...
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Which one: moving /home or making symlinks in regard to SSD efficiency

My whole Ubuntu installation including /home is located in an ext4 partition on an SSD drive. I'm going to move archives and document files (which are almost all inside the home folder) to an external ...
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Error-checking--

I'm new to Ubuntu. I discovered how to do error-checking on a Windows hard drive which I am certain has bad sectors - or bad blocks - on it. I have used sudo badblocks -sv /dev/sda. It says this is a ...
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Deja Dup root backup fills up backup space way too fast

I am backing up the root folder onto a separate hard drive using Deja Dup on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Ubuntu machine only uses about ~50 GB of memory and I have been backing up the system every ...
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partition scheme for dual boot with android-x86

For an old Inspiron 1420 laptop, how can I dual boot (not VirtualBox) with android-x86? What options do I select when installing Ubuntu 16.04 that the partition scheme will work for both OS's. GPT ...
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Encryption failed and unable to wipe hard drive

My encryption failed on one of my laptops; now it believes the caps lock is on, and the arrow keys don't work. My only option looks like*Ubuntu in GNU GRUB. I have a CD to nuke it and a bootable USB w/...
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How do I setup Ubuntu for SSD and HDD? [duplicate]

I have a feeling that this question has been asked before, but I was wanting to know if anyone has installed Ubuntu on an SSD and have their /home folder on an HDD? The reason I ask is I have a ...
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HDD condition report

I am new to Ubuntu and I'm using a HDD plugged into the optical drive shaft and sometimes I get errors, regarded by the community as errors with bad SATA cable and power supply. I've scanned my HDD ...
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copy to ext4 formatted drive HDD until 99.9% full, preventing fragmentation?

In general I do understand how ext4-fs manages it to avoid fragmentation, but one question remains after intense investigations... Situation: I have to copy many files of very different sizes to an ...
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Restore in a new partition

I accidentally installed Ubuntu in a removable hard drive, nay, make that a very old removable hard drive, noisy too, I just installed Ubuntu to fix some problems I couldn't solve on win7, but as I ...
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How to boot Ubuntu faster from USB-install. What factors affects the OS?

Hello I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my HP 2.0 pen drive. **(Installed not Live USB).Eventhough I have 4 GB RAM and 2 GB Nvidia Graphics card and i5 processor, it is lagging so much. One click on an ...
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How to check serial number of NVMe disk?

How to check serial number of NVMe disk? To check serial number for sda and sdb I used: sudo lsblk --raw -o name,type,serial However it does not work for NVMe disks (nvme0n0, nvme0n1 etc). No ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive in Xubuntu

I am trying to gain read access to an old MacBook hard drive, but I cannot even get it to mount in my desktop running Xubuntu 14.04. I have already installed hfsprogs, but when I plug the drive in (...
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will “Install ubuntu on a hard disk” also install all changes in persistent partition?

I used "universal USB installer" and created a portable Ubuntu system in my USB flash drive with persistence partition of 4GB, in which I installed some additional softwares. If I use "Install Ubuntu ...
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Putting /home on a second hard drive [duplicate]

I have been searching google and I can't find the answer I am looking for. First, I have a mac running OS X with a 250gb ssd and a 120gb ssd. Currently the second (120gb) ssd is empty. I want to leave ...
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Set up hard drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to set my hard drives up so that the "documents", "videos", etc folders are saved to a different HDD than the SSD ubuntu is installed onto?
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Will erasing ubuntu and reinstalling affect both disks?

I'm planning on upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 lts to 16.04 lts. I've got 14.04 installed on my SSD, and my files are kept on HDD. My question is, will erasing and reinstalling ubuntu with liveCD erase ...
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How to check what hard-drives are being used?

When I open "file systems" under "system monitor" I can only see my SSD. How can I check what hard-drives are being used, and how can I add the HDD-drive? I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a SSD. I ...
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How to partition hard drive where already Ubuntu 16.04 is installed

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 in my whole laptop space. But right now , i have a requirement to install Windows in the same laptop. And since i am trying to install windows side by side with this ...
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Recovering from NFS file

I used to have a NAS storage (STOREX NAS-351). After a firmware upgrade, the system is unresponsive and won't get connected to the network. I extracted the hard drive, a Western Digital Caviar SE 500 ...
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Ubuntu and Windows (not on same hard drive)

I tried getting Linux on my last computer, and completely screwed it up. I have a very nice new laptop now which I don't want to try to risk redownloading Ubuntu on. It has a 128GB SSD which Windows ...
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not able to boot and diagnostic test gives error code 2000-0142

on dell inspiron ubuntu 14 was installed but today the os was not able to boot. I tried diagnostic tools provided in dell which ran Hard disk test and gave error code 2000-0142 and status 79. I tried ...
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how to set swap space of double the ram during installation?

I am having serious problems with my administrator password which I am still dealing with with not much help from here, anyway, after I am done with this I plan to reinstall 14.04 LTS (since the ...
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Can't shrink Ubuntu partition Gparted ERROR (238277632K 00:00:05)

I am using 'Gparted live USB' and I receive the error log (below) when I try and shrink my Ubuntu partition. I don't know what the error means or what is causing it. I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16....
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Cloning disk with DD, System says file is too large but ext HDD is larger

I'm trying to create an image of my hard drive so that in the event that I'm meddling with ubuntu something goes wrong, I can restore what I had previously. Currently, the disk I am copying from is ...
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Hard drive strange mounting behaviour

Ubuntu Desktop, latest version. I'm having an issue with one of my hard drives, randomly (Or an unknown trigger) the mounted hard drive will re-mount it's self, and will become mounted twice, both ...
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Is there a GUI for setting access to Extn drives for other users?

Otherwise I suppose I should be taking the time to learn this but I just want a GUI. Btw, in case it makes a difference, I'm using Ubuntu-Studio 16.04
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Virtual HDD of an Ubuntu 14.04 VM gets read-only

I work with VirtualBox. The host system is Windows 7m the guest -- Ubuntu 14.04. Some time ago I extended the HDD of the VM from 10 to 20 GB. Don't know, if it relates to the issue, but it was the ...
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Mount count is not reset after automatic fsck run at boot

There's a PC running Xubuntu 15.10 (wily). The system is configured to run fsck on a partition when said partition is mounted 20 times. After that, the expected behaviour is that the mount count ...
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ubuntu-16.04-server-i386 installation Error “Failed command Write DMA EXT”

So I know this Error had been already discussed in this Forum several times, but I just want to know a solution perfectly fitting to my Problem. I am trying to Install Ubuntu 16.04 on a really old ...
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dd command clones 10MB and stops

I am trying to clone old windows 8 HDD disk to new SSD. Both have the same capacity: 250GB The problem is that dd command stops quickly after copying 10MB only. Here is the output: root@x72j:~# dd ...
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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open /var/...
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Automatically mount partitions of external HDD after login and not to look for them during startup [Ubuntu 14.04]

Currently, during startup the system tells me that : "The disk drive for /.../MyDrive is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait, or press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery." So I ...
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how to recover my HDD partitions by ubuntu 16.04

Actually what I did,is I was trying to install Ubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately I selected 3rd option "Erase disk and install ubuntu with LVM option. It remapped my 3 partitions of HDD #1 Ubuntu OS (100GB)...
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ATA Secure Erase - password set - not locked

Today I tried to wipe my ssd using ATA Secure Erase (with an Ubuntu live sytem). I basically followed the description here: What is the recommended way to empty a SSD? However, I think I made a ...
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Security of JBOD vs RAID while there is no backup

I have some large amount of data (~40 TB) consisting of small files. The data is currently stored on JBOD. Because the data is not super important and I cannot afford the needed disks there is no ...
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Install Linux on SSD and have HDD RAID5

I'm trying to find a solution, but it seems that no one has specifically had my problem. I'm trying to install Linux on an SSD and attach a RAID5 setup so that I have a secure home networked server. ...
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Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I'm trying to mount a drive with: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 usb I get this error: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already mounted, or ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a hard drive using a USB flash drive that already has a full version of Ubuntu installed?

I have a new hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu on. And I have a USB flash drive already running a full version (not "try") of Ubuntu. I want to use the flash drive to install Ubuntu on the new ...
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How to partition a Hybrid drive (SSD+HDD)? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hybrid drive (8GB Flash and 1TB disk), that is it has a SSD AND HDD in the same drive unit. This is not two separate drives but one drive with a solid state part and a rotating disk part....
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Ceph drive failure and replacement procedure

In my openstack deployment I'm using ceph for block and object storage, which is reporting a healthy status. However, one of the hard drives is displaying a SMART error. I don't remember the exact ...
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Kernel Panic not syncing: Is HDD corrupt?

when I start my laptop, I get a kernel panic every time (even in rescue mode or older kernel versions). I don't know what causes the issue it comes up since last shutdown. Bevore a basic command line ...
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Are SSHDs with SATA transparent to operating system/mother board?

I was trying to find answer to this question for many days. What my current laptop has: 500GB Serial ATA drive What I want to replace with: Seagate SSHD SATA drive Does this change ...