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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Ubuntu not installing, please help

I bought Lenovo laptop couple of days ago, it comes with original windows 8. I formatted the entire hard disk and installed windows 8.1 pro instead and made 4 partitions file systems - primary. c - ...
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Broken dependencies after attempting to install ApacheOpenOffice

So a few days ago i tried installing ApacheOpenOffice, and the instructions i read was to uninstall LibreOffice-Common so i did that with the terminal. Then all the sudden I’m seeing all these errors ...
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Can't mount /. Ubuntu 13.10 problem with booting

I have (only) Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop and i wanted to boot from cd instead of my hdd so used gparted - I 'unclicked' the option to boot from SDV1 automatically when starting and now i ...
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How can I browse my hard disk drive?

I am new to this operating system, and i can't really get around how to browse my hard disk drive. I have a hdd with 3 partitions and I would like to browse for my files but I can only use the Desktop ...
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How to optimize sata hard disk in ubuntu 12.04?

How to optimize sata hard disk - HDD (Not A SSD) in ubuntu 12.04 for better performance. Hard Disk ( HDD ): 500 GB - Not a SSD Ram: 4GB 1GB 1 GB Nvidia Graphic Card Intel Core i5 Second Generation ...
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My hard disk has been formatted accidently [duplicate]

I chose the second option for installing Ubuntu because I thought it would only remove Windows (8.1). However, now I have an empty hard drive. I had very important files on my hard drive. What should ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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Removing a bad sector from an NTFS partition. Badblocks gave me an output. now what?

I used badblocks to scan a partition on my hdd for bad sectors and it gave me the following output ...from what I understand it looks like "one scratch on the hdd" ... anyways I can't partition ...
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File permissions change after copying to portable hard disk

I had copied a directory contain C language source code files and some shell scripts from my Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit laptop to a portable hard disk some time back. I had copied it under root login. Now, ...
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Writes occurring to fresh ext4 partition every second endlessly. Cause and solution?

I've an external 500GB HDD connected to my Laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I've formatted the external drive with one ext4 partition which spans the entire disk. My problem is that the disk makes ...
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Second Hard drive does not appear in the Ubuntu installer, “Installation Type” screen

I have two hard drives installed on my laptop. One has Windows 8.1 installed and I want to put Ubuntu (13.10) on the second drive. I partitioned 200GB of space from the second drive. When the ...
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Bad sectors on a drive and partial slow speeds after reformat

I have 2 external drives which have some bad sectors, model Samsung G2 portable of 640 GB. Both are no longer under warranty as they are more than 3 years old. Naturally, I moved all my important ...
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i lost external hard data after linux reinstall [closed]

Linux reinstallation mount the external hard Reinstalling existing Linux (Pomeroy ago) nwatdeon data are transferred to external hard drive is not visible. Disk space, the backup data will remain ...
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How to partition a small SSD alongside an HDD when installing Ubuntu

There is both a HDD and a 24GB SSD in my Ultrabook. I will install Windows (for testing in feature, as its free in university) in the HDD. I need to decide what to do with Ubuntu, as its the system ...
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SMART status - Disk failure is imminent [Reallocated Sector Count Failing]

As the title suggests, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Screenshot of SMART Data: I have installed GParted but I have no idea how to use it. Screenshot of my partitions in GParted: Could someone ...
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Sharing with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Here is the Issue... I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS my room mates all have windows 7 computers, I am tired of Burning CD's for them... How do I share my second HDD (Media Drive), that has all the files that ...
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Making external drive accessible from Ubuntu

I wish to connect my WD 2TB drive to a Humax HD-foxT2 to play files created on Ubuntu. If I format the drive FAT32 no problems, except the restrictions of file size of FAT32 is a problem, and the ...
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Turn an external hard-drive into an internal one (ubuntu server)

I have an old 1tb external hard drive with enclosure and a new HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer running a freshly installed Ubuntu Server 12.04. Spec: AMD N54L / 2.2GHz 2GB DDR3 SDRAM ...
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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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How to find the biggest directories in my hard drive?

I logged into my server this morning and received a disk is full error. How do I fix this or find wherever all of this data is hiding?
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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I just formatted my external hard drive, so why the is used space huge?

I used gparted to format my 1TB external HDD to ext4. I am new to linux and all but after formatting almost 15GiB of space is used. Is this normal? Is this how large the ext4 is? I am going to use ...
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I have a problem where sudo does not work can you help me?

Basically I have been following steps on this website to mount my hard-drive properly and now each time I try to follow the first step it says: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid ...
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Reccomended options for mounting /dev/bcache0 as /home

I have set up /dev/sda3 on my SSD to cache /dev/sdb3 on my HDD as /dev/bcache0 using bcache in Ubuntu 13.10 (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). I have formatted it as ext4. I currently mount / (on my SSD) ...
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unrecognized eSata

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. I have a NAS at home that uses eSata, since 11.10 my eSata is not recognized anymore. I think I read all the post concerning the eSata mount in Ubuntu but with no luck. ...
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alternative ways of mounting USB NTFS external-hdd

I mount my Samsung hard disk through this command sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Samsung BUT it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to finish! ...
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Extend home partition /home with additional HDD

I have two hdd installed where at the moment one sda* runs ubuntu 12.04 and sdb* runs ubuntu studio. I want to add the complete sdb* hdd to my /home partition on sda* Is this possible?
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Backup Drive Issue: Seagate backup plus 1TB in not getting detected

I just bought a new Seagate backup plus, 1 TB external backup drive, USB 3.0, it is working good with my windows, but when I login into my Ubuntu 12.04 it does not get detected by any way. Before ...
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How to purge another OS and install Ubuntu safely?

I've been testing out different linux os's and was beforedhand on fedora. A few weeks back, when booting up fedora, my computer crashed. When i tried to boot it back up, it would freeze at the BIOS ...
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Ubuntu on external USB Hard Drive

I just wanted to ask, before I do it. I copied my entire system with an exception of few not needed folders to an external USB HDD. If I install Ubuntu (same version) on it, will it work as it is now? ...
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How to properly add new hard drivers to existing Ubuntu system?

I thought Ubuntu will automatically add new hard drives so I only attached them and booted the system. Ubuntu indeed added them but they look like USB flash drives and I can unmount them. How can ...
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Mounting Additional Harddrive using ntfs-3g

I have desktop with 80gb HDD with ubuntu then i added a 2TB but failed to get it mounted tried all links from mounting ntfs on ubuntu search This is my current config : Dell:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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Mount error “exit code 12” on 1 TB USB hard drive

I'm a Linux noob, just now migrating from Windows. This is my first question to the community, and I hope I get the forms right. I've looked around at the other similar questions here, but none seem ...
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Problem with hard disk (I think…)

In the last year I had a problem with my notebook: sometimes when I push the power button it starts (I hear the fan) but nothing appears on the screen, I have to hit it on the bottom to make it ...
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Combine two hard disks in lubuntu 13.10

I have two HDDs and want to combine them to one, one had Debian installed that is 51gb, and other one is ntfs with 30gb space. I want to combine the 20gb from debian HDD and want to to add to my 30 ...
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Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music crashed. Stupidly enough, i did not have two drives in raid, which i will do in the future. I ...
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Can't solve: ext4 file system creation failure Ubuntu 12.04

This seems to have been covered a lot before, but none of the solutions seem to help. It's the usual getting this error message while installing. The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of ...
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Hard drive light is constantly on. What's using it? [closed]

The HDD light is lit solid all day and the system has slowed significantly. Running i7 with 15.3Gb RAM on 10.04 Read though many threads online and checked the I/O which seems to be negligible and ...
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Help getting HDD mounted as Root

Thanks to all the tech gurus who are willing to help noobs like me! I'm trying to mount my hard drives in a way that Plex Media Server will be able to access them. When trying to mount my secondary ...
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Want to burn Ubuntu as a disk so that my laptop that lacks an OS can run it from my external hard drive

My laptop currently does not have an OS, I used to run Ubuntu 10.10 back in the day, then converted to Windows 7, but recently had to wipe my hard drive and want to try out Ubuntu 13.10. I have tried ...
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USB hardware disappears

I'm just going to use this for an example. I have a Western Digital Passport, external hard drive. I plug it into the USB port on my computer, it shows up immediately, I go through and browse, and ...
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Linux Driver for >2TB drives that are already formatted by Windows DiscWizard?

I have a 3TB Seagate internal drive that I've been using on Windows for a while. My PC doesn't have UEFI, and I needed to boot Windows from the Seagate drive, so I couldn't format it as GPT (Windows ...
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HDD downsize after installing ubuntu [closed]

here is the big deal guys i was using windows with two partitions "C:" and "D:". After installing ubuntu "D:" partition is gone but totally gone -.- there was 500gb before installing ubuntu but i have ...
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what to do if ubuntu could not display your files in hdd

What to do with this error? This location could not be displayed. Sorry, could not display all the contents of "harddrive":Error when getting information for ...
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Partition the drive in which ubuntu is installed [duplicate]

I got a laptop(64-bit) with ubuntu installed on it.It has 320GB hard disk,but only one drive is there of all 320gb in which ubuntu is installed.I want to partition this single drive on which ubuntu is ...
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Going from Ubuntu to Windows

I'm trying to install windows on a computer that before had Ubuntu 13.10. I tried to install windows with a usb. I ended up having to delete my partitions because (ubunutu partition were in the wrong ...
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Access an encrypted drive from one to the other installation results in No key available with this passphrase"

Had a desktop and a laptop, both running Ubuntu 13.10. Decided to merge the two and plugged in laptop HD in tower's second slot. Both are seperately encrypted. Have no trouble booting one or the ...