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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Drive not appearing after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu desktop but it's primarily used as a server. I have data being stored on external drives that the server needs to access, but after rebooting, the drive doesn't appear through ...
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Swapping to new grub after clean installation on a new drive

I used to run Ubuntu off my old ssd on /dev/sda which has partitions : sda1 - EFI partition (500 mb fat) sda2 - Linux filesystem (258 mb ext2) sda3 - Linux LVM. (119 gb lvm2 pv) I recently bought ...
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Files disappearing in Ubuntu 14.04

Intro: I have a WD My Passport Ultra hard drive. I unplugged the HDD from my computer, used it in someone else's and then returned to my machine. When I tried to access a folder, it was no longer ...
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Unable to Mount C Drive (could mount other NTFS drives)

My problem is a little different than usual. I'm unable to mount just one of the NTFS drives. C:\ drive, which contains windows. I can perfectly mount other NTFS drives in the same hard disk. ...
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Moving from two hard drives to one, plus a RAID array. Will I have problems?

I currently have a setup with two filesystems, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, each with one partition. I boot from /dev/sda1 and have my /home on /dev/sdb1. /dev/sda is a solid state drive and /dev/sdb is a ...
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How do I write an image file to a bootable partition on my USB?

I use a FAT32 1Tb external HDD for my PS3 and I recently found out how to create an image (*.img) file from a virtual machine. Needless to say, I partitioned by HDD half FAT32 and half NTFS 500Gb ...
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LVM mirrored reads goes to one drive instead of both

I've set up LVM mirror on two HDDs. The mirror works (and even has proven it's efficiency when drives failed two times). The problem is that all read operations goes to only one HDD, I see it with ...
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Access 2nd internal HDD as guest Ubuntu 15.10

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 15.10. I have my music stored on a separate internal (NTFS) HDD along with other files. Is there anyway to let Guest accounts access the music folder and ONLY the ...
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Can't access Hard Drives

I cant't access my Hard Drives. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Someone said that its shown. He also sent that image that is attached.
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install problem ubuntu 14.04 didn't see partitions of hard

My hard disk partitions are: c:/ 84gb for windows 7 (system) D:/ 64gb for data1 (logical drive) E:/ 148 for data2 (primary partition) I had installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox and it was successfully ...
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SSD Not part of Raid?

I was playing around with BTRFS calculator (link below). I have 2 2TB Drives and 1 3TB drive. I also have a 120GB SSD. I was thinking Raid 5 with the operating system loaded on the SSD. It said I ...
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Ubuntu keeps resetting HDD APM level to 1 on wakeup from suspend

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 system on my ASUS R513C laptop. I am setting the APM level on my HDD to 254 by running sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda by hand and this fixes a problem with ...
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How to clone entire hard-disk into new one?

I was use dd command to copy my 500GB hard-disk into my new 1TB hard disk. After 9 hours system display message everything was successfully copied but I can't display any data into my new hard disk. I ...
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Please help me set up my drives for new server?

I want to build a new home server (really mostly for storage/backup for my other computers and a PLEX server). I'm not too concerned about 24/7 uninterupted access (my point is that if it takes me a ...
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gparted can't have overlap partitions

I made a new volume on Windows and now grub rescue, I can't reinstall Ubuntu , gparted show can't have overlapping partitions this my problem run command fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, ...
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Trying to add Movies folder on second HDD to Plex. Failing

I'm trying to set up plex with two hard drives. I have my computer configured with Ubuntu and all program files on a SSD, and a second big-ish HDD with a whole bunch of files on it, including all of ...
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Don't Shows Drives In Ubuntu Encripted Through Windows Bit Locker ,Why.? [duplicate]

I know the Password of bit Locker,Why I cant use that drive like Windows
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Installing Linux and Windows on SSD and HDD from scratch

There are quite a lot of questions like this but they are either unanswered or aren't enough to make me fully understand how to do this. I just bought parts for a new computer, so I have a fresh and ...
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How do i install Windows 7 on seperate hdd and ubuntu on a separate drive?

I just acquired a new ssd such that don't have to use inventor through some virtual machine with windows on my ubuntu, but the problem is, how do i easily install windows on my second hard drive, ...
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Should I put my /var on an SSD partition?

I know that people asked about it - whether to put your /var partition on SSD? Why and why not? Many people said that it's not good idea to put it to SSD cause it wears off the SSD and can harm your ...
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System does not boot after installing ubuntu 14?

I have formatted ubuntu 15.04 and installed ubuntu 14.02 in main hard-disk. I have another two other internal hard disk of 3 TB. Main : 256 GB Other : 2 TB Other : 1 TB ...
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Cannot access folders shared on the second hdd

I have two folders shared using samba. One folder is in /home/y directory on the ssd and the second one on the second hdd mounted as /media/y/hdd. I can access the first, but I've got the message ...
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Stop jbd2 writing to hdd

I have /dev/sdb as a storage drive. (used very rarely) I would like to use TLP or hdparm to power it off when not used to save power. However when I monitor disk's activity with watch iostat -d ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 14.05 because of a problem with the hard drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a 500 GB hard drive that had Windows XP on it and it was a very slow drive(Also 4 months ago I stupidly used a fridge magnet to try to erase the drive). I put in the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on blank hard drive for 2013 Macbook Pro

I got a Macbook Pro from a friend of mine, no hard drive. So I thought, I'll just toss an old hard drive into it and install Ubuntu from a flash drive. Unfortunately, when I try to boot with an ...
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Is it safe to leave home folder on an SSD?

I just got a new laptop which came with a 500gb SSD and a 1tb HDD. On the SSD there was a Windows 10 install. I partitioned the SSD and now have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed on it. I have not ...
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Turn HDD in sleep

I have a laptop with a SSD and a HDD. I used the disks application from Ubuntu to put hem into sleep after a specific time. Works beautifully, but when my laptop wakes from sleep, the HDD isn't ...
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Hard Drive Failure: Failed to read, Failed to Mount

We have a hard drive in an older HP laptop that has failed but does not have a complete back up. We can't boot Windows at all--just get a hard disk error. I installed Ubuntu to a USB (from a working ...
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Internal HDD not showing when boot Ubuntu from Flash drive for data recovery

I am getting error 'operating System Not Found' when booting my Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7 OS. I checked the booting priority- first is internal HDD. In bios the HDD drive size show around 600 GB ...
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A user can't access hard disks and USB flash drives

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and I have 5 users (including guest). One of them is totally broken! It's name is Foo (And it is an administrator). When I log in to this user, nothing appears but desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to OEM resize/recover unknown partitions

I have really tried to search forums for my exact problem, but I just cannot seem find a direction to go. I have several linux and Windows partitioned Fujitsu MAP3367NP SCSI hard drives, and I need to ...
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Gnome Disk Utility groups two separate external drives into one graphic — how do I ungroup them?

Ubuntu 15.10 - Unity I have two identical external 256 GB SSDs. They are the same model (MX100), each in their own, identical enclosure (Inateck NS1066) /dev/sdc Ubuntu is installed here, so it ...
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Run script as root immediately after login to gui

Because of some reason, my harddrives spin up after I log in to my account. In rc.local is a hdparm -y /dev/sda (sda is my Data Raid that is never mounted in linux, only used for video cutting in ...
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Small hard drive, best way to use SD card?

I've installed Linux on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. So far it's awesome and so much more useful than Chrome OS, but it has a tiny SSD size of 16gb. It has an SD card reader and I have a 32gb SD card I'm ...
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Something like 'nice', to control hard drive access? [duplicate]

I want to run a task that is intensive on hard drive access, and I don't want it to freeze my PC. I know through nice I can control CPU use. Is there a way to restrain both CPU and hard drive use?
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HDD trunk folders not visible

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04, and an external Hitachi 2TB HDD initially formatted with windows (so NTFS). For some reason, the laptop is not capable of reading the trunk directory of the HDD. It ...
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Can I use a SSD Master, & mirror it with a HDD?

As the name suggests,I haven't used Ubuntu past the stage of just trying it out so far. I have grown to see though that it is a great OS & am currently typing this on a laptop that belongs to my ...
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mdadm: partition is not a block device

I was trying to create a RAID 1 partition by running the command mdadm --create /dev/md0 --verbose --metadata=0.9 --raid-devices=2 --level=raid1 --run /dev/sdc1 missing. But mdadm's response was: ...
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I have a 256gb SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary - best to store the home folder where?

I've got a 256GB SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary. I've already gone through the steps of storing my large Dropbox folder on the secondary. I can at the moment easily fit the home folder on the ...
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Failed to read FDPMA queued

Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G510. Every thing appears fine until reboot, then I get Failed to read FDPMA queued. After a few reboots I might get back in. ...
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ddrescue backuped files from broken hdd on a larger HDD -> Partition not enlargeable

Hi I backuped files from a broken 1Terrabyte hdd on a larger 4Terrabyte HDD using Ubuntu. ddrescue -fr -i0 /dev/sdb3 /dev/sdc2 This seemed to work. Back on a Windows System the 4TB HD shows the ...
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HDD ext4 becomes RAW

During placing back a backup (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with REDO) from an exernal hdd, the operation stopped at 99,8%. The only way was to restart the laptop with the button. After that the hdd has gone and ...
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Windows on Internal HDD and Ubuntu on external HDD

I'm just trying to see if I understand this process correctly: Download the ISO Move to a bootable USB Reboot Plug in external HDD Partition. From here on out, I should be able to run windows if I ...
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How to install applications by default to another drive

I'm building a computer, with a 120GB SSD, and a 2TB Hard drive. I am planning to install the Ubuntu Operating System(14.04) to the 120GB ssd, But I would like to have my applications install by ...
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Wifi slows down when USB 3 hard drive plugged in

Bit of a bizarre problem. I noticed that if I plug in my USB 3 hard drive into a USB 3 slot, network speeds slow down. I've done some (very unscientific) tests on speedtest.net by starting the test ...
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windows 10 on SSD and ubuntu on hdd

Hello I have Windows 10 on SSD and want to install ubuntu 15 on my Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB. I have only found one tutorial that handles this issue. ...
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df and system report incorrect disk capacity of raid5 array

I have a new Adaptec 8405 sata raid controller and started with 3x WD Red 4TB drives giving me a 8TB array (or actually 7.3TB). I installed Ubuntu on a seperate 500GB WD Green and mounted the array ...
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How do I create a software raid on non system drives in Ubuntu 14.04?

The OS is installed on a standalone SSD, but I have 3x 1TB drives I want to configure in a RAID 5 for docs, applications, games, etc. How do I do this? I've searched Google but the only results I ...
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Why Is my computer screen not turning on and DVDs drive keeps trying to play a disk

When I turn on my computer the cylinder light for hard drive flashes at the same time as the dvd drive light flashes. The screen works intermittently but it never goes past anything but the starting ...
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Is there a way to install an operating system (iso) from a virtual box onto a HDD partition that is not virtual?

I can't boot from usb or dvd i was wondering if i can install windows from the virtualbox into a HDD partition that is not virtual .