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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Hardware RAID1 device is the wrong size/too small?

My motherboard has an Intel RAID controller. I set up 2x3TB HDD in RAID1 named "Home". This should make a single device that is about 3TB. This is what I end up with: # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 240.1 ...
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How do i add an unallocated partition to another partition

How can I add space from unallocated to extended? Can someone please simplify the process? I have no idea what to do. I just deleted my windows partition and i want to add it to my Ubuntu one. Also ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my internal hdd

I ran the windows installer with windows 7. I assumed Ubuntu would run my windows files, but my 1.5tb internal hard drive won't mount. Any help would be AWESOME!
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how do i gain acceess to a drive that owned by deleted user on ubuntu 11.10?

I did some trial on command line and creating a user account from it, then I logged off and logging to that newly created account (let us call it newaccount). Then I mounted one of my drive (I named ...
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Having trouble with mounting the hardisk

My Seagate USB hard disk won't mount. fdisk -l reports: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * ...
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Create a separate partition like D:\ (of windows) in Ubuntu

I've decided to make a complete switch to Ubuntu.. My thing is, In windows if the OS crashes (which happens very often) all the data in drives D:\, E:\ etc., will be safe. I format the C:\get the new ...
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What programs are used to check free/used memory, disk space, and to manage tasks like the Task Manager in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where’s the “task manager”? How to find out how much disk space is remaining? How do I see how much memory I'm using? How do I see how much disk space is free? Is ...
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Why do I get no option to boot either Ubuntu or Windows after UBUNTU 12.1 installation for a dual boot (PC automatically loads windows xp sp3)?

I've just Installed Ubuntu 12.10. When asked to remove dvd to restart there was no boot option menu and PC started to load windows. Checkdisk ran and displayed multiple messages, eg. Deleting orphan ...
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Ubuntu crashed once shortly after partitioning during install. My second attempt was successful, but I have some concerns

Is there something I should check, or a procedure I should perform, to make sure that nothing is wrong with my hard-drive or partitions? And I noticed that I wasn't asked to define a partition size ...
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Dual booting 12.04 on windows 7, partion i made for ubuntu is not showing up on windows explorer

I made a 400 GB partition for Ubuntu. Why isn't the partion showing up in Windows Explorer? Should I be worried or is this normal?
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How can I recover my data after replacing Windows with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have migrated from Windows 7 to Ubuntu just yesterday. Windows 7 was in my C: drive. I did not realise that if I wipe Windows 7 and install Ubuntu, Ubuntu would be installed in the C: drive only. So ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...
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Does Live CD require a hard drive to be installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Ubuntu live cd/dvd work with no hard drive installed? I have an old laptop which doesn't have a HDD and I can't get Live CD to boot on it. (Trying to boot using ...
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USB hard drive does not get automatically mounted, and the icon doesn't appear in the launcher

A USB flash drive is detected as expected and appears in the unity sidebar. It mounts under /media/john, with john being my username. However, a USB hard drive does not show in the launcher. The ...
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How to install apps to another drive? [duplicate]

I have a SSD 80 gigs disk which I want to use for Ubuntu 12.10 installation and some programs like Libre Office and Firefox, but the new Steam Linux and games would fill up my SSD quickly. How can I ...
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How can I assign space from a logical partition to a primary one (to resize the primary)

I have the following situation: . I want to resize the ntfs partition. Specifically I want to add it 15 GB. What is the best sequence of steps to do? The output from sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda and ...
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Why am I unable to do anything with my extended partition?

I have an extended 52-gigs partition that I can't seem to see from Linux, I can't mount it, delete it nor format it. How can I reclaim that drive back, I want the space. I manually installed my ...
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Can I install Ubuntu with a new blank Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I am planning to install a new blank hard drive on my computer but i cannot find the windows iso ...
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How to automount hdd without causing freeze when missing?

I used to add external usb hdds as automounts in /etc/fstab, but sometimes I remove them (or they fail) rebooting the server fails since they won't mount. Is there a way to automount system hdds if ...
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how to fix the hard-drive Bad Sector

I tried to fix my hard drive using Ubuntu but I found that message and didn't know what to do with.... I need to fix my bad sectors fsck /dev/sdb fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.5 ...
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Can't access other drives

My 500 gb hard drive with windows 7 has recently crashed with all my personal files on it. I have called HP and have a new hdd in the mail but I am unable to remove old files from the old hdd. I am ...
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How to mount an external hard drive as root?

I recently changed my external hard drive so that it can be read/edited by all, not just myself. In doing so I think I made it so only the root user can mount it. When I tried to mount it today I got ...
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Hard disk clicks

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on Dell Vostro laptop. The device has also Windows 7 and I set it as dual boot. Recently, I found that when I put the laptop to sleep, the hard disk refused to ...
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RAID 0, new drive mirroring issues

Here's the run down: We have a 2 disk RAID 0 array. One of the drives failed and the other is marked as depreciating. We aquired a new drive, same specs as the old. To our thinking we simply replaced ...
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(/proc/kcore) What is this magical file which can somehow take up 140.7 TB on a 500 GB HDD?

I was cramped for hard drive space, so I was looking for a place where some files might have been duplicated during a restore. The culprit turned out to be root trash, but this stuck out like a sore ...
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External Mount… is it possible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on external hard disk How can I mount ubuntu to my external hdd. I don't want to mess with my computer's hard drive. I am taking a class for Linux and ...
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/dev/sda is in use — from liveCD [closed]

I'm confused-- I booted from a ubuntu cd and selected the "try ubuntu" option. As I understand it, this is the new "live cd" style. I then try to check my HDD using fsck and it says that /dev/sda is ...
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Formatting HDD and USB-stick results in broken “unknown” file system

I am trying to format a new hard disk (and a USB-stick) using GParted. After successfully formatting the drive (to ext2, ext4, ntfs, fat16, whatever), GParted tries to reload the partition data and ...
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Fixing broken raid0 with dmraid?

A while ago when I was still on Windows I had two secondary 1 TB hard drives that used a raid0 setup, fakeraid I believe with Intel. My primary hard drive died which seemed to have messed up the raid ...
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Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have ...
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Error: hd0 cannot get C/H/S values. grub rescue >

The power supply went out on our machine. We replaced the power supply. Now when we boot up, all we get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. So we hold shift during boot up, and this error is ...
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How can I change how much disk space Ubuntu has to use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize partitions? After many years of using windows vista on my old computer suddenly windows has died :( and I can't fix it any more :(. I only allocated I ...
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Running HDD Protection

Good Day Folks, I run Ubuntu 12.04 L.T.S. on a Toshiba Satellite P845-S4200 I downloaded Toshiba’s H.D.D. Protection software and it won't run in wine (wine tricks disappears)left the menu bar tab to ...
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manually partitioning my ssd and hdd

I have a small SSD and a large HDD. I'm in a similar situation to the following user: What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with a 1TB data drive? In the process of ...
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Error when mounting HDD

Am getting the following dmesg output when I try to mount an HDD or try to boot the PC with the HDD connected: [ 65.553627] ata4: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps [ 65.553634] ata4.00: ...
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when installing /boot inside a lvm group, where do I install the boot loader?

I am setting a personal file/cloud server based on ubuntu server 12.04 and owncloud but there are certain things about the partitioning that I can't get my head around... Let's say for example I want ...
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Move system to external hdd, keep /home internal

My computer has a relatively small hdd (80Gb), but I also just recently got a hdd enclosure for an old hdd, and it can hold 60Gb. I'm running out of room on my internal hdd (the 80Gb one), and so I ...
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Why is disk usage greater than the size of all files on it?

I have a 3TB HDD. In the properties screen of the HDD, it says that I have used 471.4GB, but when I select all the files in nautilus, it says that 321.0GB is selected. If I only have 321.0GB of ...
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External hard drive problem since upgrade

sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense but I am no expert:-) Have been using Ubuntu for a couple of years, I recently upgraded to 12.04.1 LTS and now my external hardrive will not let me access ...
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How can I format my drive completely to prepare it for any OS, not specifically Ubuntu? [closed]

I am sad to say it, but I am turning my back on Ubuntu. One last thing I need to know though is how to nuke my hard drive. I have tried a couple sites, but they are all using Ubuntu Live CD's, which I ...
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BlackArmor On Linux [closed]

So anyone who knows about the Maxtor Blackarmor hard drives knows that they have software for use with Windows for encryption and I'm trying to find a way to format my BlackArmor 320GB Hard Drive to ...
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how to format a external HDD in Fat32 to swap between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Have a 750 gig external HDD. Have format it in Ubuntu 12.10 using FAT32 since I have to switch between windows, linux and osX. Used quick format option when doing this. Have named drive but Ubuntu ...
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How to get internal hard disk working in Lubuntu?

Previously, I had in this Windows installed on this computer, but then I installed lubuntu. There are two HDDs in this computer, and I installed lubuntu in the other, which I had split into two ...
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Unable to access second hdd. ubuntu 12.04

This is the error i get when trying to write to my second hard drive. Error opening file '/media/hdd2/01 Queen - Keep Yourself Alive.mp3': Permission denied The hdd is mounting on start up. but i ...
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How to Make a Bit Copy of my Internal HD to an Extneral HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clone a hard drive to an image that I can open later? This question stemed from my other question: How do I make a bit copy of my internal hard drive to an ...
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Did replacing Windows with Ubuntu completely remove Windows?

I booted from the Ubuntu ISO which I burned on a disk and installed Ubuntu, and chose the option to replace windows 7 with Ubuntu, now the version of windows 7 I was running was an illegal cracked ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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Can't use LiveCD to access corrupt hard drive

I have a hard drive with 15 bad sectors. I'm trying to rescue the files with the latest Ubuntu LiveCD, but the filesystem errors prevent the filesystem from being mounted correctly. I'm hoping that ...
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Cannot See Files from Mounted HD?

I am having trouble with my Windows. I am considering options but before I do this I want to back my files up. In the past I booted into Ubuntu using a USB drive and copied files off the hard drive ...
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Recover data from unreadable NTFS partition

I have an Asus laptop with Windows and Ubuntu alongside. When I try to boot Windows, it gets to the Windows logo and restarts automatically. Looks like recovery starts but all the recovery options ...