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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Repair damaged hard drives with Ubuntu?

I have two damaged hard drives one external, and I'm running my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the other! So the problem is that I couldn't repair it , i tried GParted , mkfs and nothing helps. I saw a ...
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Input/Output Error Copying Files from Internal Harddrive to External Drive. (Ubuntu running from Live CD)

I am attempting to transfer files from an internal hard drive to an external hard drive. Both mount fine and I can view files in them. When I try to copy a few of the image files they fail and pass ...
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Moving 11.10 complete system to a new bigger Harddisk

I would like to move my current installation of Ubuntu 11.10 to a bigger harddisk, since the old one is failing. I would like to avoid solutions like dd block copying (since there would be unused ...
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Where are my Hard Drives/Local Disks on the COMPUTER/System Folder in Ubuntu 12.04?

Being first to try Ubuntu. But Where are my Hard Drives/Local Disks on the COMPUTER/System Folder in Ubuntu 12.04?! Before installing 12.04 i had tried the Ubuntu 10.10 Version Live and it was ...
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I/O errors are reported when I try to install Ubuntu, but the SMART data is good. Is my hard disk dying?

When I try to install linux, it tells me there is an input output error on dev sda. I have tried both Ubuntu and Mint on two different computers. So that narrows it down to the hdd. After hours ...
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Why does Ubuntu or Linux for that matter mount hard disk partitions when they are opened? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? I love Linux because I get to learn things about my PC. One thing that keeps nagging me is this. I have two ...
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Why is my dual-boot Ubuntu partition showing up as a peripheral “root.disk”?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, which I had been booting from a usb key, as a dual-boot on my machine running Windows 7. From what I had read online while researching, I was prepared to have to ...
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How do I format an external harddrive so files can be accessed by both Ubuntu and PC?

I want to use my Passport mini-external Hard drive to store simple files (i.e. avi's, .mp3's, etc) from my Ubuntu desk top, and be able to access them from my Windows 7 laptop as well. I believe it ...
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Permission issues with mounted new hard drive on Ubuntu machine

I recently purchased a new hard drive, for the sole purpose of storing a database. I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4. Since I had not done this sort of thing before, I decided to use the GUI (Disk Utility) ...
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How to change drive's name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how can i give other drives and partitions short, meaningful names (in nautilus)? I've got two Windows drives next to the Ubuntu drive, they are called XXXGB Filesystem, ...
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Altering partitions of hard drive

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I need more disk space and my current configuration is as follows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 17G 17G 6.1M 100% / udev ...
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Problem with external sata hdd [closed]

My PC can't read external sata hdd which i took off the old lap-top. I bought case for sata hdd which work on USB 2.0 . At my other PC and friends PC it worked ok, because he have and windows and ...
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Ubuntu will not start due to full partitions

I left my computer downloading all the night and I did download 35 GB of movies (legal ...). I restarted the computed in the morning then I booted in my encrypted Windows partition for my work. I ...
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How can I overwrite Windows 7 with Ubuntu?

Windows 7 runs unreasonably slow, so I decided to install Ubuntu instead. I clicked Install but it says that I do not have at least 4. 4GB of disk space. But my hard disk's capacity is is 320 GB. ...
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ddrescue: safe to stop while “Splitting failed blocks”?

Trying to clone a failing disk with ddrescue sudo ddrescue -r 3 /path/to/home /destination/ logfile It's been running for about 10 days! Now it's Splitting failed blocks and hasn't read anything ...
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2 Hard Drives.One Partition

I have two hard drives (One 500 GB and the other 750 GB). I would like to create a single partition which will include these 2 hard drives. I guess it works only with identical hard drives, correct ...
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How to create a complete recovery Image for my new netbook

I just got a new acer netbook, it comes with windows 7. I wanted to know how I could create a recovery image using tools like dd. I want to know what command creates the exact backup of the hard disk ...
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Ubuntu New Install. Did it wipe my HD ? (I hope so)

I installed ubuntu last week on an old laptop once running VISTA. First time Linux user. Did the new install completely wipe my HD? including all of the windows crap and documents? I sure hope so. ...
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How do I access my Windows partition?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my HP G62-453 TU Laptop. I cannot access the contents of my hard disk partition E.
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Why can't 12.04 installer see one of my hard drives

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit from a USB pen drive. I have two drives, a WD Caviar Black and a Samsung SPC250. At the "installation type" stage, it only sees my Samsung and the USB pen ...
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how to install Ubuntu on a fresh hard drive

I attempted to install Ubuntu from a USB stick to my Intel 4 3GHz computer with 80GB HDD. The installer was doing well, then it said something to the effect of "errors on the source USB, or the target ...
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Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install

On a fresh install of 12.04 what is the best/easiest way to see the SMART status of the hard-drive? Previous ubuntu versions had a nice preinstalled GUI to do so, but I cannot seem to find it ...
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Ubuntu Server Read-Only Filesystem Issue [closed]

We are running a virtual machine server with multiple virtual machines with ubuntu server edition 12.04 and every so often (usually after updates via webmin it seems), the hard-drive turns into ...
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How do I mount my external USB drive from the LiveCD so I can get files off of my laptop?

my laptop running ubuntu 11.10 was updated to 12.04 but failed halfway through update. i had no option but to turn the laptop off as it had frozen and back on again to find the laptop non functioning. ...
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Recover data from a FAT32 hard disk?

I have connected a failed hard disk which has a detectable FAT32 filesystem. I Dont know the nature of the damage. What is the easiest way to recover the data from the drive?
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recovering raid 0 hard disk

I bumped to a huge (for me) problem. I was running dual boot system (win 7 / linux) and at some point I decided to test fedora ( I am new in Linux ). My hard disk conf: 3 hard disks each 1 TB, 2 set ...
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Is there a way to recover a drivelock password? or reformat the drive?

One of the kids put a DRIVELOCK password on one of the hard drive laptops in our Ubuntu LAB. I tried removing the drive and reformatting it via USB to make it usable, but it doesn't even show up as a ...
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New and Just Installed Ubuntu… But my Memory Usage messed up

Ussing an old Laptop and things so far look like they are running well. Again It's only a few hours now. Anyway... Here is what my Details say: Memory : 1.9 GB System Type :32 Bit HD SIZE ...
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What does udisks-daemon do and do I need it?

I was looking into htop and the only process having > 0.0% CPU (apart from htop itself) was /usr/lib/udisks/udisks-daemon. So the questions are: What is this service? Do I need it? (Or when do I ...
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New HD - Can't get USB boot working to install Ubuntu

Here's my setup: -Windows 7 (legit) - Acer Revo Nettop (it's my htpc) -Hard drive is failing - Followed this article: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows - When i take ...
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Is Seagate's new “FAST Factor Boot” technology compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying a new laptop and considering buying one with a hybrid HDD/SSD drive. Specifically I am looking at the new second generation Seagate Momentus XT. For some reviews look here and ...
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Not detecting HDD after installing Ubuntu 12.04!

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, which I'm using right now and it works great, my extra hard drive was detected the first time I turned on my computer but then it does not show anymore on my Home ...
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External Hard drive not mounting

I have an external hard drive that I transferred a lot of music onto from an old Apple computer. When I plug it into ubuntu it never shows up. I tried looking through the filesystem for it but didnt ...
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is it true that ubuntu effect on hdd longevity?

is it true that "Ubuntu May Be Killing my Laptop's Hard Drive"?? Please explain(if possible). http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/07/10/30/1742258/ubuntu-may-be-killing-your-laptops-hard-drive ...
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Damaged swap partition - How and what to do?

I needed GPartEd to format a MicroSD card (don't trust Disk Utility too much as more problems seem to occur with hard drives and memory cards I formatted with it, than with the ones I formatted wth ...
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PCI SATA controller recommendation

I want to add a couple of SATA drives using a PCI SATA controller. Do you have any recommendations for me that will work with 12.04?
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Can I retrieve data from a hard drive running Ubuntu from a USB drive?

My hard drive has been on the fritz recently, but I don't think it's too far gone yet. The computer still registers the drive, but Windows 7 is being stubborn and refuses to boot. I'm new to the Linux ...
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Weird thing and need help-After installing Ubuntu, can't see C drive from Ubuntu, and D drive are no longer appered in Windows

So I installed Ubuntu on a computer, now when I login to Ubuntu, I can see my D drive but not C. here a picture from Ubuntu, the upper drive is D: But, throw Win7 it's different-The opposite. i can ...
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Can't boot into ubuntu. Have Windows installed on one HD an ubuntu on the other

I decided to put Ubuntu on my old PC that is running windows xp, I found an old HD laying around, formatted it and installed Ubuntu. I wanted to make them separate so I installed in completely ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 - My computer GUI - list of hard drives - “Unknown type”

Please see attached image. I have no idea why it is being listed lik3 that. I have no problems with accessing the file system or any other problems. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu made my second HDD disappear from the BIOS!

My netbook, an ASUS 1015PX, shipped with two harddrives. After switching to Ubuntu, the second drive isn't recognized by the OS or the BIOS. I've never formatted the second drive, so it's still set up ...
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Put HDDs in standby after X minutes using hdparm doesn't work

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a home server. There are 5 hard drives: one SSD with the OS and 4 HDDs (Samsung HD204UI) configured as a RAID5 using mdadm. I don't need the RAID very often (say, about once per ...
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How to change harddrive spindown time? [duplicate]

if I run my notebook on battery mode, ubuntu spindown my hardrive every few seconds. How can I fix that? I have tried it with sudo hdparm -S 127 /dev/sda* but I am not able to disable the spindown ...
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Unable to connect other drivers,that installed in windows operating system

I had installed Windows7 and I want to try the Ubuntu. I had choose the dual booting system. After that I choose to Ubuntu to work with, but there is no option to select my drivers and access those ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard disk using USB pendrive does not boot from hard disk

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using USB pendirve but it only boots if that USB is connected. It does not boot from the hard disk. Any solutions?
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Installation Problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7 in my laptop, I have experienced a few problems after my installation however. Firstly when I restart my computer I am not presented with the ...
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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 ...