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 do I install Ubuntu on an external harddrive?

I have a 320 GB external hard drive connected to my MacBook Pro (5, 5). There are 2 partitions on it, one has data and the other one is empty. I tried installing Ubuntu on the empty partition but it ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't see internal hard drive on DELL Vostro 3360

I just received a new DELL Vostro 3360, it has Windows 7 preinstalled. When it comes to the partition window I can't see the hard drive there. I see only /dev/sda or /dev/sdb (either one and in both ...
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How to completely erase hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a USB hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I am looking for software/script/whatever that can completely destroy data on hard ...
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Hardrive won't mount on 12.10

I just upgraded to 12.10 and one of my media hard drives won't mount. The drive shows up on /dev/sda but doesn't mount. dmesg|tail [ 289.496933] FAT-fs (sda1): Unrecognized mount option ...
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windows 7 hard drive crashed; Loaded Ubuntu from USB, can't find files that were on win 7 desktop

I have hard drive that crashed and was running windows 7. I have a new drive, but need to get vital data off of old drive. I was successful in making a usb start up with ubuntu. It loads up and the ...
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Hard drives mount automatically

I just upgraded to 12.10 and noticed that my media hard drives are mounting automatically. In the past I would have to mount them manually. Is this an upgrade feature?
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Copy Recovery partition using Ubuntu

I have a dell computer and I will be DBAN ing the HDD because it has a bad sector on it that is slowing down the system. So I am wanting to copy the Recovery Partition to an image or another HDD. I ...
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Setting up lvm with HDD and SSD

My current hard drive is just about full and rather than just toss it and get a new one (since it works fine), I want to get a new drive and set them both up using lvm. While I'm at it, I also want to ...
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How to get al the disk space for ubuntu 12.04

Recently I changed for Linux Ubuntu 12.04, I left Windows and I want now to get all my hard disk space, cause when I formatted my PC installing Ubuntu 12.04, I only gave Ubuntu 23.0 GB and now I'm ...
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What security exist when sharing files via an external USB drive?

We have several external sources that send us data via an external hard drive. What security risks are we exposing ourselves to?
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Problem with hard drive space

I have a problem, my .private is using the 100% of my free hard drive space, i have no idea of how to solve this... Why is file is using every bit on my hd, how can i fix it? This is the menssage of ...
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How to delete a folder from hard drive via xubuntu on usb?

I'm using http://xubuntu.org/ 12.10 on my memorystick, and i need to delete a folder from my C drive in my computer. The folder is in a simple place: C/WINDOWS/program files/"folder name". How can i ...
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“ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient” during boot [closed]

I have a KINGSTON SV100S264G solid-state drive in my Lenovo ThinkPad. Ubuntu 12.04 was booting just fine until a few days ago, it started to boot very slowly. More like it did not want to boot up ...
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Partitioning a 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD

So I have a 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD. I want to reïnstall my laptop and put Ubuntu 12.10 on this setup. I already looked around on the internet and came up with this partitioning schema: about 2GB of ...
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HP Pavilion G4 2118TU drive

everyone. My HP Pavilion G4 bought with suse linux OS, but when I change it to ubuntu, I couldn't find the drive softwave for linux(hp-drive-guard - HP DriveGuard; touch drive.....) would you help me, ...
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Gparted resize failed, can't restore superblock

I tried to resize my data partition with gparted, from a ubuntu 12.04 live usb. I then accidentally closed my laptop screen, which caused ubuntu to hibernate. After I tried to get it back up, the ...
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Windows7 Gone after Ubuntu dual boot install

I had a very hard time to dual boot install Ubuntu 12.04 Apparently, Ubuntu has restriction of 4 partitions and I already had 4, so it just couldn't recognise my partitions. This was something I ...
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Can't find 2nd hard drive in ubuntu

My computer has 2 drives, an 30 GB SSD with Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it, and a second 500 GB HDD for storage. I've checked all my BIOS settings, and searched through Ubuntu, and I can't figure out ...
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How to fully utilize the available hard drive space for the home directory

I have a two hard drives, 465GB each. I have windows on one, and wish to install Ubuntu on the other through Wubi. Also, I have 16 GB RAM. When I installed Ubuntu, the acutal space in the home ...
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After installing ubuntu, windows does not recognize hard drive

I installed ubuntu alongside windows on my netbook. The ubuntu install corrupted my windows. So, I formatted the windows partition in ubuntu ntfs by itself. Only now boot windows does not recognize my ...
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Harddisk Not Detected After Restart?

I have a hardisk installed windows 7 ultimate. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 by pen drive. After sometime it hanged. After waiting sometime, I press the key of reboot. After that one messege appeared "no ...
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If i remove hdd with Ubuntu from one notebook and plug in it to another, will it be fully functional?

I removed it from Dell Inspiron 1501 and connected to Acer Aspire 5100 via sata-usb cable and it work normal. I am not experienced user, so I'm runned no tests on it. Now I want to buy Toshiba ...
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While installing Ubuntu from Ubuntu Desktop (from USB) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 does not see windows already install on my computer (dual installation) I downloaded the Ubuntu Software to create a USB to install Ubuntu. I rebooted my PC ...
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Is there a manufacturer unique identifier on a hard drive and how do I read that identifier?

I understand the concept of a file system UUID. Is there a manufacturer unique identifier on a hard drive, apart from the file system UUID, and how do I read that identifier?
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What scenarios causes a hard drive UUID to change?

What scenarios causes a hard drive UUID to change? Are there any manufacturer assigned unique ids for hard drives that is less likely to change?
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Hard Drive overheating on ubuntu, not on windows

I have a dual boot laptop, of lubuntu and windows 7. I really like ubuntu, and I rarely boot on to windows 7 now. However, one issue that I could not resolve, was that my hard drive heats up on every ...
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1.5 TB USB Drive failed to mount

Seagate 1.5Tb FreeAgent USB Hard Drive. Formatted FAT32. I figure it is 75% full. Used to work fine in XUBUNTU it shows up in Cairo Dock but when I click on it I get "failed to mount drive'. Nautilus ...
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Maximizing speed on hybrid drive

I have a hybrid drive (ST750LX003 to be exact), is 750 GB including an 8 GB SSD. I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I recently had a dual-boot installed with Windows 8. The problem is, Win8 ...
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System doesn't boot when ubuntu is installed on an SSD

I've recently discovered Ubuntu and decided to give it a try. I am using a Samsung Series 5 p530u3c-ad1 which comes with a 24gb SSD and a ~500gb HDD, My intention is to set the system files to the ...
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Automatic Hard Drive Access

I run QBittorrent for torrenting on Ubuntu, and I have it set to drop downloads in the same hard drive, but on a different partition from what the OS runs on. Before I'm able to start downloading, I ...
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Ubuntu slow at boot because of gnome-set~ngs-daemon

When I boot my computer, the process gnome-set~ngs-daemon need a lot of disk access, according to sudo iotop, it require 100%... Any idea how I can solve it?
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Help installing ubuntu

I downloaded Ubuntu ISO on my Windows computer and I made a bootable USB. When installing Ubuntu it asked if I wanted to replace windows 8 with Ubuntu and I said yes. This formated my hard drive, but ...
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How to retrieve files after hard drive crash?

My hard disk was working fine. Then suddenly after moving it from another room (it is a laptop). I did what I found suggested as I feel the HD is a now dead but?? may be I can retrieve some files? ...
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Auto mount & Permissions on a new hard drive

I have added a new SATA hard drive to my Ubuntu machine and I would like to auto mount and change the permissions on the drive so I can write to it. I have tried following one of the Ubuntu guides ...
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Hard disk not visible on dual boot system after reinstalling GRUB

My hard disk is not visible to me, I am using 12.04 with parallel Windows XP. First I install 12.04 then I installed Windows XP. Ubuntu GRUB menu is hidden. I then repaired Ubuntu. On that time hard ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Unable to mount location

When I try to select my secondary HDD (internal HDD) I get this error message: Unable to mount location Error creating moint point: No such file or directory What kind of sorcery is this? This is ...
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Setting SATA HDD spindown time for Western Digital Green drives [duplicate]

I am able to spindown my SATA HDDs by using sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdc The state shown by sudo hdparm -C /dev/sdc changes from active/idle to standby (and I can hear the HDD spin down). However, ...
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“Bootmgr is missing…” Upon reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install/running ubuntu on extarnal HDD with a windows laptop? Ill take you through the steps I did. Sorry if this question has already been resolved, I'm new to Ubuntu ...
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How to convert /tmp partition in to other format ? also give some details about /tmp partition?

I'm new to Ubuntu so don't know much about partitions. I have a 320Gb Hard-drive on a HP DV6 i3 2150us. When I was installing Ubuntu I gave 100 Gb to /tmp mount point thinking that it would be a ...
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Clone everything to SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another I am anxiously awaiting my new SSD for my Ubuntu server, and realized I have no idea on how to copy all my files ...
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External USB hard-drive changing drive letter

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go external USB hard drive that was mounted but mysteriously decided to reconnect itself: Sep 30 15:07:06 feinman kernel: [243901.551604] usb 1-1.2: USB disconnect, device ...
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Mounting ddrescue image after recovery (in over my head)

I'm having problems mounting the recovery image. I've tried to mount the image multiple ways. quark@DS9 ~ $ sudo mount -t ext4 /media/jump1/1recover/sdb1.img /mnt mount: wrong fs type, bad option, ...
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DMA not enabled on old hardware

While working on an old hardware where Ubuntu is installed I noticed using top that a huge amount of CPU time was spent waiting for IO operations (network data transfer was in progress). I therefore ...
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Install of Ubuntu inside windows question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu installed under Windows? I installed Ubuntu inside windows with the installer. But I accidentally only picked 18 gig for the ...
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Installing Ubuntu OS on SSD and install HOME on other HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with a 1TB data drive? I have a SSD with "only" 128GB. I already have Windows 7 and some apps installed ...
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How do I mount my NTFS hard drive partition?

My computer's internal hard drive has an intermediate partition called 'Storage' which can be accessed from either Windows or Ubuntu. It is an NTFS partition but when I try to mount it in Ubuntu as ...
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Reducing power consumption of second HDD

I'm getting a laptop tomorrow with an SSD as the primary (operating system) drive, and I will be putting my old laptop's HDD into it as a secondary drive for holding music etc. Since HDDs use power ...
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My Hard drive not detected by installer on an EEE PC 1000HE

I have a Eee PC 1000HE with a formatted clean hard drive. The installer can not see my hard drive and the partitioner is empty and there is no drives at all.
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Access secondary hard disk from Virtual Machine

I have a fairly specific question. I had Ubuntu on my Laptop (for years). For a variety of reasons, I've had to switch to Windows but the computer has two hard drives. The main drive was reformatted ...
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Error in mounting HDD

I am getting the following error whenever I mount my external HDD. It was working before and then I opted for safely removing the drive. Now its giving me following error Error mounting: mount exited ...