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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After adding a disk ubuntu wont start normally (sda<->sdb)

In my notebook are 2 disks: mSata appears as sdb and SATA appears as sda. I did a fresh install on the mSATA (sdb) including GRUB. All is fine. But when I remove the SATA the mSATA becomes sda and ...
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Errors after removing boot drive/Linux partition from pc

I have Linux installed on my hard drive, some hours ago I made a test on my partition (as in school). after I made it I accidentally removed the drive before it had shut down. It now starts up and ...
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hard disk not mounting

it shows error like Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/mrityunjay/LENOVO_USB_HDD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...
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How to configure power managment with tlp?

I have a similar issue like this user, that is my hard drive overheats. I'm running Ubuntu MATE 15.10, which has tlp, and I've read that they should not be installed together. So is there a way to ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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Ubuntu not able to recognize my hard drives

Despite of having read lot of pages on how to mount hard drives and tried already to mount one, neither my Ubuntu nor my Raspberry recognize my hard drives, and this when I connect the hard drives or ...
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Backing up to make space space for dual boot

I want to do a backup of Ubuntu to install windows 8.1 and then later on dual boot it with Ubuntu, without losing my data. I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10 operating system, and I sincerely love it, ...
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How to fix “unusable disk space” error?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 for the first time in order to dual-boot it alongside Windows 7. I've freed up some space in my hard-drive, started the installation via USB and I'm having some ...
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All saved data and users are lost after reboot

I partitioned my hard drive and installed and booted Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with UNetBootin and everything worked fine. I saved a file to the desktop and when I restarted, the file and all saved settings ...
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How to upgrade drives in mdadm RAID? [closed]

Server that runs mdadm RAID1 2x 1TB HDD needs to be upgraded to 2x 4TB. After I want to configure mdadm monitor to send me e-mail if anything happens to RAID. What is the safest way to do this and ...
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How to re-size hard drive partitions

I am struggling to divide my hard drive into two or more partitions. Evidently, I made a mistake when installing Ubuntu and now I have only one disk which takes the the whole space. I tried to use ...
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What is the right way to safely remove external HDD

I have an external HDD which was pulled out from an old laptop and wrapped up with plastic cover. I can connect that same HDD with USB cable to my new PC. My question here is, can i just eject that ...
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Error mounting a drive

Hi. I have an ssd and an hdd drive on my computer. I installed Ubuntu on SSD. When i try to mount the hdd i get the error from the image attached. Tyed several terminal lines i found around here and ...
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My main hard drive on ubuntu has no free space left

I have a hard drive that keeps filling up with data, but I'm unable to figure out what is causing it. I tried moving files, but the system just replaces that data with more useless data. This made it ...
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Can I shrink another drive apart from C to make space for Ubuntu installation?

My C drive has 100 GB space 50% of which is used. I have four different drives. (One physical HDD worth 1TB). Can I shrink A drive which is 263 GB and take out 30 GB space from it for /home and swap? ...
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Increase the space on /tmp [duplicate]

I'm getting following error; vp-bash: cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 3.6G 3.5G 0 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 can not be install on unallocated disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 8.1 in dual boot. So I shrink my Partition F to get 34GB of unallocated disk space. In the Ubuntu setup process, it detects that my PC has Windows 8 ...
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Need disk partition space advice in a dual-boot scenario

I'm using a laptop with 1TB HDD running Windows 10. I'm about to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it and dual boot. I'm wondering how much disk space shall I give to both OSes because I want to keep them both ...
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Solved - Ubuntu 16.04 does not recognize external Hard Disk Drive

Solution : I installed ntfs-3gand used sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt to mount. I have a 1TB WD HDD which works fine on any windows computer. My laptop only runs Ubuntu Linux and for some ...
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Recover drive from corrupted `dd`

Two years ago I took my hard drive and zero-d out the drive using dd. However, I was a little impatient so I cancelled out the process and restarted the computer. The result is that I got an Input-...
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Dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu on different hard drives

I have three hard drives, one SSD two normal HDD's, the problem is that i want to dual boot windows 10 (installed on the SDD) and Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 on a 600 GB HDD, installing goes pretty well but it ...
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mount ntfs partition without booting into windows [duplicate]

I want to mount my hard drive NTFS partition with read & write permission. But i am getting this error. The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused ...
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Partition Errors and Remounts Read-Only when Accessing Specific File

I have a pretty basic system running Ubuntu 16.04, 1 HDD, running a few partitions: sda1 - EXT4 - 100G - / sda2 - EXT4 - 723.5G - /home sda3 - NTFS - 100G - (windows) sda5 - SWAP - 8G Whenever ...
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Use DD to clone only Linux partition to external USB drive?

I have a 1 TB internal drive that has two 1/2 TB partitions, one for Windows and the other for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The station has become primarily a Linux station and I never boot into Windows anymore....
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Is it possible to overwrite the entire hard disk with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So has the title say I want to know if it's possible to overwrite the entire internal hard disk with Ubuntu? I've messed up with windows partition (uff) and that won't boot so I'm asking this to ...
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Making an older iomega portable HD work on a Linux desktop

A long time ago, I bought an iomega portable hard disk to use with a Acer Aspire 1 running a linpus lite OS. It didn't work but a nice man at John Lewis Tech help talked me through how to get it going....
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External hard drive not detected after first boot : Xubuntu 14.04

I have the following problem and hope to find help by someone. On the first boot of my Intel NUC after a longer period of time (for example, over night) Xubuntu won't mount nor detect (blkid) my ...
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Plex is able to see harddrive but unable to navigate to directories?

Drives are formatted to mac os journaled for reading purposes. Plex sees both drives but is unable to list the contents of such drive so that it can add media to library. What I've tried: sudo ...
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How to automatically mount 2nd internal Hard Drive

(Just upgraded to 16.04; still getting things working...) Right now, I have two hard drives. I have the 2nd internal hard drive mount location symbolically linked, and I don't really want to change ...
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Possible to allow read/write operations between ssd and hdd?

So I have two hard drives mounted on my Acer Aspire S3. A 20 GB SSD a 500 GB HDD Previously, I was using Ubuntu 14.10 installed on the HDD. Now when I was installing Xenial Xerias, I had the ...
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How to set hard drive spindown while plugged into AC power on Ubuntu Server 16.04

I have created a personal file server running Ubuntu server. My only problem is figuring out how to have its hard drive spin down after x minutes. I managed to read the 20hdparm file and it states it ...
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Help with moving an Ubuntu Server Installation to new hardware

I was wanting to find out whether my simplistic view of upgrading my server hardware is correct. I have an older dual core intel HP machine with a couple of 2Tb drives with our families media, ...
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This means an external-HDD of mine is dead, right?

When I plugged in this external-HDD to see what's on it and/or why I'm no longer using it, I received this message when I used the ls command (see below). I forget entirely why it was not hooked up, ...
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Move Ubuntu 16.04 to a SSD from HDD occurring error, no ssd shown in grub menu

I was using an 1TB hdd with uefi boot window10(updated from 7) and ubuntu 16.04 on it.It worked fine.I first installed windows,and then parted 120gb free space for ubuntu,then I installed ubuntu just ...
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Do WD HDDs work with Linux?

I'm planning on my first pc build and have decided to use a WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB as hard drive. I've heard someone say that this drive had an encryption that made it useless with Linux. Is this true, ...
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How Much Hard Space Can Lubuntu Handle because I use Virtualbox

Im wondering if theres a way to do it, and im worried i wont have enough Space. Because my hard drive is humongus, like 273 or something and i got 181 left, Say? Please Answer These How much to space,...
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Hard Drive error: bad/missing sense data

I recently tried to check the spin down time of my hard drive with the following command: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep level and got the error: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 ...
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Best way to re-start HDD spin-down countdown on external enclosure

I have an external HDD enclosure (RaidSonic Icy Box) and drives (HGST NAS) tends to spin-down after 5 minutes of no activity, but I need 'em to stay alive until I shut it down manually. It's normally ...
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Unity doesn't load - only desktop wallpaper in 16.04 [duplicate]

I changed my HDD of Ubuntu 16.04 from i7 Lenovo PC (GTX-960, 32 GB) to i5 Dell PC (very old GPU, 16 GB). I ran the following commands in the recovery shell of the i5 PC: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* ...
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Ubuntu can not access other ubuntu hdd which is external

I had 14.04 ubuntu and my laptop crashed. I need to save data from there. So i created a ubuntu 14.04 live usb and put in into my desktop and boot from it. I can see my hdd now (i connected via usb ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 - Ubuntu does not see my SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Yoga 900 laptop. I created an Ubuntu installation usb and can try Ubuntu just fine, but it does not appear to recognize my computer's SSD. The ...
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When I boot up I get an error message saying there is something wrong with my hard disk

When I boot up I get an error message saying there is something wrong with my hard disk and to continue I must press f1. How do I find out if there really is something wrong with the disk or if this ...
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Can't mount hard drive; “an operation is already pending”

I am trying to pull files from an internal hard drive on a laptop that I believe is completely full. Windows will not start in regular mode and does not offer the safe mode option. I have tried to ...
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Does an HP Proliant DL360 G9 is supported by Ubuntu (Any version)? [closed]

I would like to know if Ubuntu can be installed on a new server HP with this characteristics: HP Part number: 755262-B21 Specifications: HP ProLiant DL360p Gen9, Intel® Xeon® E5-2630v3 (2.4GHz/8-...
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Secondary hdd with swap partition: spindown?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a laptop. I have a small, 120GB SSD drive, and a secondary 1TB HDD. Today I made Linux use a swap partition that is located on that second drive. After testing things out ...
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Shifting Ubuntu HDD to new PC

I have a relatively very old PC: Compaq m2000 (Intel Celeron M 360 ) with just 256 MB of RAM. I was thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a portable drive on a newer PC and then using it on this ...
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Lubuntu 16.04LTS can't install because of unencrypted swap

I have now been struggling for days trying to install Lubuntu 16.04LTS. I have a 1.5TB drive and a 2TB drive. The 2TB drive fails consistently saying it cannot close the drive. Perhaps there is ...
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Something went wrong when I attempted to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I tried to do an installation of ubuntu 15.04 on an external hard drive following the instructions given in this post. I followed the steps but I most likely made a huge mistake. Currently I can't ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...