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 can I turn off hard disk power management in 12.04?

In Ubuntu 12.04 the power management does not allow control of hard disk spinning preferences. As a result, when the laptop is on battery the hard disk continues to stop spinning to save power. I ...
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Are these sata errors dangerous?

I'm getting these errors ramdomly, and I don't know if its normal or not. [39441.061856] ata3.00: failed to read SCR 1 (Emask=0x40) [39441.061866] ata3.01: failed to read SCR 1 (Emask=0x40) ...
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My Hard drives are gone

i just replaced windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC but it formated the C drive which had the Windows 7 in it, and now Ubuntu is installed and is fully working, but none of my Hard drives are there ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installer not detecting extra hdd

Ubuntu 12.04 installer not detecting extra hdd but the Ubuntu 9.04 installer CD does. My system (x86) has two hdd (1TB each, independent) 4G RAM. I run Ubuntu 11.04 on the one hdd (sdb). Had 10.10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not see hard drive on Dell Precision 470 [closed]

Im trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Precision 470 with no success. I boot off of the live cd and click install, but the installer doesnt see a hard drive. I read this article, but there are ...
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Why can I not boot from the hard disk?

I installed 12.04 from a USB stick (alternate image, 64-bit). If I boot off the USB, and select the option to boot from the hard disk, then it all works fine. But if I remove the USB stick and ...
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Please give me some information for doing partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I Want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my PC but i have no knowledge about doing ...
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How do I add a new root folder to specific drive?

I have /var on a separate drive and now I want to add /backup to that same drive. How would I do that? When I installed Ubuntu, I put / on an 80 GB drive and had a 250 GB drive use /var. I want my ...
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/var partition ran out of space. Upgradation of softwares failing. Any workaround?

When trying this : How to install the same softwares in 12.04 which were there in 10.04? , after fetching all the packages, during the process of unpacking, my 2.88GB /var partition ran out of space ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 support Hot plugging

I have a motherboard that supports Hot plugging and a Power Supply that also supports this. Does Ubuntu support doing a Hard Drive Hot plugging?
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Installer Only Recognizes 801GB of a 3TB RAID1 Array

I've been searching as best I can for this precise problem, but the only place I found it exactly was here, and I don't think that the OP ever got an adequate answer. Most of the issues I've seen ...
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Why won't my hard drive show up?

I had Ubuntu 11.10 installed with WUBI on my Windows 7 x64 computer. I wanted to install 12.04, so I just uninstalled 11.04 and installed 12.04 also using WUBI. When I ran 12.04 as a LiveDVD, I was ...
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Unable to boot up from New Ubuntu install

Hi I have recently installed ubuntu on my usb HDD which had 3 partitions on it, 1 of them having Ubuntu on it. I have been trying to boot up from it but it doesnt let me, I have installed the 12.04LTS ...
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How to access second disk locally and over LAN

I have just added a second 1TB HD to my Ubuntu box and I can see it listed when I run blkid. But how do I reference it so I can use it as local storage share it on my LAN
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Is there a way to delete Windows 7 from my harddisk without having to completely reinstall Ubuntu?

I had Windows 7 installed on my machine, then installed Ubuntu completely separate (didn't use Wubi), and now I would like to remove Windows without erasing my harddisk and reinstalling Ubuntu. Is ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a hard drive with bad blocks?

I have a problem with my laptop,in which I'd had windows xp. That XP crashed and I couldn't restore it with the Install CD. So, I placed Ubuntu 11.10 install on a Pendrive, searched for some bad ...
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How do I add an additional hard drive?

I am going to put an additional (non-USB) hard drive in my system. I already have Ubuntu on my other hard drive so I do not want to install Ubuntu on the additional drive but only use it for storage. ...
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Ubuntu recognizes my Slave HDD, but doesn't show it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount an internal HDD on start-up? I have two hard drives in my PC. There is one with 80GB where the UBUNTU 11.10 is installed and another where I have all my ...
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Permanently erasing external hard disk data

I have a seagate hard disk which is under warranty for next 4 years. I always had a problem reading this hard disk as I had to tilt the usb cable for it to make proper contact with the pins. However, ...
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Disks constantly spinning no matter what I do (jbd2). I'm on the brink of insanity

My disks have been spinning for months. It started with Ubuntu 11.10, and continues with 12.04. I can't figure out how to stop it. I've looked at various folks suggestions online about ext4 commit ...
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Harddrive repair/ computer repair [closed]

I'm constantly repairing computers for others and one of my biggest things is pulling the HD and connecting it externally to remove viruses, repair part ions or recover files. I have used Ubuntu for a ...
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Slow writing HDD speed dues to a misaligned partition

It seems that (but I'm not completely sure), that when I'm copying files from gigabit network to HDD, I can't use full potential of the network which in my case is about 60 MB/s, because HDD writing ...
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Which is the best hard drive to install Ubuntu on? [closed]

I have a 40 gig drive and a 200 gig drive. Which one should I install Ubuntu on, and which one should I use for my normal files ie: music, documents, etc...
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Undo zcat to Internal HDD and recover the Data

I wanted to made a USB Ubuntu installer via zcat, because the T61s of my Dad don't have a CD Drive. So i used "sudo zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdb" But i forgot to change the sdb to sdc and overwrite my ...
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Why my HDD is being used out of design parameters? [closed]

I installed ubuntu 10.04, 11.10 separately (not at the same time) and both of them tell me that my primary hdd is being used out of design parameters. I installed by using the option use entire disk. ...
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Raid Shows Up as Multiple Drives - Can't Mount

I have a single hard drive that the OS is installed on and I have Sil raid card installed with two matching 500GB hdds set up in Raid 0 and formatted- they're completely empty. For whatever reason ...
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How to make ubuntu installed on other HDD password protected on windows 7?

OK so heres my question: I have 2 HDD one with windows 7 one with ubuntu 11.10.I want the HDD accesible from ubuntu and not on windows meaning that i want it so that nobody can access the file via ...
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FW400 drive won't remount on reboot [closed]

Problem FW400 external drive will not mount on system reboot. FW cable needs to be disconnected and reconnected post login or boot for the drive to be recognised and mount correctly. Drive has no ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hdd

I have a 300gb hdd which I am currently using on my older PC. Now I want to have a copy of those 300GB into a new 1TB hdd (installed in a new computer). My "problem" is that the 1TB hdd already has a ...
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Desktop Harddrive compatibility

I just bought a used desktop that does not have a harddrive. I am going to get a replacement but was not sure which harddrives brand or model works well with linux and urbuntu. Any recommendations. ...
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How to copy a bootable NTFS partition from one physical hard drive to another with Ubuntu?

I have a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 11.10 installed that I would like to use for the following task: I have a hard drive with 4 partitions. The second one is formatted with NTFS and contains a fully ...
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Is there any way to format my hard drive so that data cannot be restored? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a USB hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I have 500 GB HD and I have very important personal data in it. The thing is that if ...
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How to add new hard drive with NTFS partition?

I added a new hard drive (sdb1, 500GB) to my system Ubuntu 11.10. I found this line on the Ubuntu help which I added to /etc/fstab #new hard drive sdb1 UUID=48DCF742DCF728B8 /NewDisc ntfs ...
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How can I give Windows-installed Ubuntu more room? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install updates, low disk space on Wubi install partition I installed Ubuntu on my laptop from Windows 7 with the Windows installer on the Ubuntu website. My ...
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Possible to make program that destroys (scratches) Hard Drive? [closed]

WARNING: I'm not intending on doing so, if possible. I know very little about hardware to software relationships, but is it possible to write a program that rapidly moves the hard drive head across ...
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Recurring changing owership problem on external HDD

I've had this problem before and now it's struck me again and with full force! Here are the details of my hard drive: 1 TB, HFS+ type partition mounted at /dev/sdb2 Doesn't have write access for ...
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Ubuntu no longer recognises HDD partition as writable but Windows does?

I dual-boot between Windows and Ubuntu, such that I have a partition on my HDD for the respective system files for each operating system and another partition for my documents. I renamed the system ...
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switch HDD in laptop

the internal hard drive that I have right now in my laptop is coming near its death, clicking for life, so I decided to buy a new HDD. However, I don't want to spend two weeks setting up my system to ...
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USB 3.0 hard drive not being mounted on some reboots

I have a problem with my external HDD (WD My Book Essential 1TB) working on USB 3.0 port. I'm using dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10, both 64 bit. While I'm running Windows and ...
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WD external hard drive not detected

I am a beginner in Ubuntu. And I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my Dell laptop. When I plugged my WD external hard drive in, it read the first time, but since I have a unlock.exe file (password ...
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My Hard Disk Drive is not visible until I use it

So, suddenly something went wrong. At the beggining of my Ubuntu usage it was all right, but from about 2-4 weeks I've got this problem: Whenever I try to reach my HDD, i have to open it first by ...
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Can I move to another hard drive whitout reinstalling Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move Ubuntu installation from one hdd to another? My HDD memory is 80GB but I have another 300GB HDD. Can I copy all files from 80GB to 300GB and than will it ...
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Best practice to upgrade HDD to SSD

I have recently purchased a 120GB SSD to install in my desktop. I currently have two 2TB HDDs connected via SATA and an older 500GB HDD connected via PATA. My plan is to wait until 12.04 is released ...
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Cannot create new folders - Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I've just installed Ubuntu using VirtualBox on Windows 7, and everything went fine. I'm trying to add new folders using the default file manager Nautilus, but: Create New Folder is disabled in ...
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'Unable to mount Filesystem' Error

Trying to extract data from a 'bricked' Western Digital MyBook Live 2tb drive. I came across a forum that advised to use Ubuntu (booted from a CD) on my Macbook. Managed to download and create a ...
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Is there a graphical (GUI) front end for hdparm?

Is there a graphical (GUI) front end for hdparm to configure spin down for my hard drives in Ubuntu 11.10?
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Help me!! Extract partition table GPT

English is not my native language, so I apologize. I want to remove the partition table from my hard drive /dev/sdb and then put it on my disk /dev/sda, but when running the following command: sudo ...
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Can I use a USB drive to extend the hard drive space?

I need more space on my hard drive and I have an unused 8gb USB stick. How can I use that as an extra hard drive?
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How to “add” space to a partitioned hard drive that has windows and Ubuntu

I am post-installation. I have Windows 7 and the newest version of Ubuntu. I am obviously an amateur because I screwed up on the partition for the hard drive during installation. Now, obviously, ...
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Installing windows on a seperate hard drive (after Ubuntu 11.10)

I have an g73jh laptop. Recently I DBan'd the whole laptop and installed Ubuntu 11.10 (on my first HDD, leaving the second one unallocated). Very happy with it, yet still need some stuff from windows. ...