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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Permissions on HDD

I do not have write permissions on an HDD that is mounted. I tried following another thread but I can't figure out how to get the terminal commands to work. external hard disk READ ONLY This is the ...
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Installing Ubuntu asked to format whole hard disk

I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Lenovo Laptop, but it kept showing only 1 HDD partition (whole HDD as 1 partition) and kept asking to format it completely to install Ubuntu. I already have 3 ...
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How do I increase the total size of my storage devices? [closed]

So, I've noticed several things about devices I've seen in person. I have a Western Digital My Book 3TB External Drive Plugged into my PC that I bought from one store because it was on sale and I ...
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Why are partition tables lost after changing HDD enclosures?

I have two Western Digital WD50EXRX (SATA-HDDs) which where running in an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B and a LogiLink UA0107 enclosure connected with USB 3.0 to my machine. Everything worked fine (I don't ...
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LVM: unable to create snapshot due to failed merge of prior snapshot

I inadvertently created a situation where I deleted an LVM snapshot that was pending a merge (yes - bonehead move). Now I can neither finish the merge nor create a new snapshot on the original logical ...
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external hard drive permissions [duplicate]

Dear Ubuntu Experts, Would definitely appreciate some help. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 that is on a partition. Through the terminal I am trying to run a data processing script through an external hard ...
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Ubuntu black screen after install!

Here goes my problem: I've just finished installing ubuntu onto a computer who, has 1 SATA DVD-RW device and 1 IDE HDD on slave, just after installation finished grub trows me an error like this: ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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Steps to partition hard disk while installing ubuntu 14.04

I'm using windows 8 in my lap and I wanna install ubuntu without deleting my windows. I had three drives in my hard disk out of which I managed to create a new empty drive of 50 GB using windows disk ...
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Exclude files on external hard drive from Unity Dash and recently used files

For example, in the Dash search or in recently used files, thumbnails of pictures may come up that are private. Is there a way to disable the tracking of files that are on external hard drives?
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How to get data from local hard disk partitions

I install ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my computer as replacing with windows 8. That time in my computer there are 4 partitions of my hard disk. When I install the ubuntu then it does not show my hard disk ...
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Can't access to my drives

I can't access to my hard drive. I don't know what's happening or what does it want. I have installed two operating systems in different drives. Windows on C and Linux on X. I can't access my other ...
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Mirror / Synchronize sda - sdb / while running server

My current scenario is that, I am using Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Server. Servers Installed Apache Webserver BIND DNS Server Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server MySQL Database Server Postfix Mail ...
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“Disk is OK, 113 bad sectors”

So, lately I've been having issues booting up Ubuntu and having to go into grub and do a recovery boot and I'll have issues saying "i/o errors in dev/sda" or something along those lines and I noticed ...
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Win 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have a system with two HDDs, one 1tb and one 500gb. I installed windows 7 onto the 1tb hard drive fine, and used that for a day. Installed Steam and my steam library fine (as I'm only using windows ...
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How to read/mount full ubuntu volume from now external hard drive

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my laptop hard drive to an SSD. I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on the HDD that came with it. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on the SSD. I would like to mount up ...
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Ubuntu installation - potential hard drive defects

Managed to get into trouble. Installed completely hideous video card drivers (from amd's website linux driver section from where I thought I'd be getting good stuff :< ) after which I couldn't boot ...
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3TB partition disappeared by Windows 7

I am wondering if anyone can help me with a problem... I have a dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 system. I bought a new 3TB HDD as I needed more storage space (the HDD is not used to boot the system). ...
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Seperate hard drive unaccesable [duplicate]

Hey guys I just had Windows 8.1 on my PC and I have two Hard drives one 4tb with all my files and all and an SSD with now Ubuntu installed on it. Well my problem is I can't gain access to my files on ...
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Unable to mount usb thumb drive due to write protection

I have a thumb drive called EndroCraft-Lin, that all of a sudden turned read only, then became unable to be mounted. It's a PNY 8GB usb stick, that's formatted to an ext4 filesystem. Here's the error: ...
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How not to spindown HDD on suspend? [duplicate]

I have a Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) that needs to be NOT spinned Down on suspend (otherwise when I resume, the HDD is in lock state ... which prevent the kernel to work !) I've been trying to find ...
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How to recover documents from an HDD with Ubunutu 14.04 installed?

Not as simple as the question states. I will try and cut a long story straight...: Dell Latitude E6410 with Ubunutu 14.04 Installed. Motherboard crapped out on me. Luckily was able to be repaired ...
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Smartctl script to write zeros

So i have an old hdd that was badsectors and i wrong the following script to write zeros in badsectors that smartctl finds. The question is will this help the read/write errors or it is futile? the ...
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Will a fresh installation of Ubuntu recognize two drives that have been in a RAID?

I have a computer with three hard drives - one is the boot drive and the other two are in RAID1. The RAID is software RAID created during the Ubuntu installation. If I reformat and reinstall Ubuntu on ...
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14.04 - Proprietary wireless card driver on MBP installs on USB, not on HD

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro, and so I tried running it off a USB key to see if there were any issues. The one proprietary driver needed, Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless ...
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how to check badsector on ext4 6TB

how to check bad sector on HDD 6TB koko@Rumah:~$ sudo badblocks -v /dev/sda2 [sudo] password for koko: badblocks: Value too large for defined data type invalid end block (5751976960): must be 32-bit ...
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Can't access 2nd HDD

disk:sda 1 has Ubuntu trying to get files off disk:sdb 1 (win XP OS) getting this message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/brad/Old Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Unable to acces my hard drive volumes [duplicate]

When i try to open a volume it says Unable to access 555gb volume Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/maan/E6B86A3CB86A0AFF: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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How can I get my 1TB drive to mount and unlock?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 1TB hard drive on my computer. I wanted to try UbuntuMATE on an old 40GB hard drive and installed it on the 40GB hd. I had my 1TB hard drive plugged in while ...
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Cant mount NTFS drive

I am unable to mount my NTFS drive on the latest stable ubuntu server 14.04 due to this error below: sudo mount /dev/sdc /media/wd3TbHdd -t ntfs NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/sdc': ...
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Recovering harddrive after using dd [duplicate]

Ok, it was late last night and you know what happens when running sudo at that time...disaster. I ran sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=10k on two of my harddrives, both containing my ...
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boot loader cant load windows 8 after installing ubuntu. boot repair even didn't work out

I had my windows 8 OS.just yesterday i wanted to dual boot with ubuntu 14.10. And installed it in a another drive(other than C:\). But after installing ubuntu, boot loader directly loaded to ...
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Ubuntu cannot recognize external seagate HD [duplicate]

The HD was working fine, but suddenly giving this error. Not sure what to do. Can anyone help me on this. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/gaian/Expansion Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Install without cd or usb

My dads girlfriend has a laptop with windows 8. (ofcourse) she wants it replaced with with anything else. Being a fulltime linux user since a while, i thinks it time to convert them also! Only 1 ...
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Mounting external hard disk for all users at start up in ubuntu 14.04

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed 14.04 LTS. I am having issues with mounting external hard drives for all users at start up. For example, after start up if I login as a user A, only user A ...
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Shotwell : how to browse external library without external drive plugged-in

My laptop hard drive is running out of space so I decided to put my entire photo library (33000+ pictures, 160 Gb) on a dedicated external hard drive. The process went smoothly ... until I found out ...
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kubuntu 14.04 HDD indicator always on

Gateway laptop; model # ne51006u QC Celeron ; 500gb hdd ; 4gb ; uefi secure boot disabled Kubuntu 14.04 amd64 (64 bit) installed, no significant issues. hdd indicator led on continuiously no hdd ...
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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Mounting a Drive on a Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Installation (System Type: Linux LVM)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine. I had been previously using Windows on the same and am switching to Ubuntu completely. On my hard drive, i have 2 partitions, one is around 50GB and the ...
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Debugging an external HDD

I'm using an external HDD which is my old laptop's HD with 2.5 SATA enclosure. I tried to delete a partition in Windows and stopped it unknowingly. When I reinsert it, my OS including Ubuntu freezes ...
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Can't merge current partition to unallocated space while using Gparted

I want to merge /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda7 but when I try to resize them, it doesn't show up any free space to extend my partition. Click here for the screenshot
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External HD keeps disconnecting, And wont auto mount

So i've read through other questions but cant find a solution.. I have an externel drive in /dev/sdg and it continually disconnects.. I edited /etc/fstab so that it would auto mount but every time ...
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Proper use of my drives SSD & HDD

I am fairly new to linux and after I repaired my moms laptop with a broken HDD by installing Ubuntu on an SD card, I thought I might want to change my OS too; since I learned to hate bloody ...
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Mac cannot use external hard drive after Ubuntu installation?

Please help. I wanted to install Ubuntu so I follow this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx I used my external hard drive to do this but then after I finished ...
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The 6th hard drive is smaller than the actual size in Ubuntu Server 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 Server: I have installed 6x2TB drive on a DELL server. Only the first 5 are recognized as 2TB. the last one only shows 100G. The problem is not a hardware problem. Since when using ...
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Installing Ubuntu from External HD

I have a laptop that doesn't seem to detect the DVD of the iso I burned it to. Oddly enough, it does detect any other dvd or cd. I would like to do a full install to this laptop but I only have an ...
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wine and multiple hard drives [on hold]

So basically, when i had windows I had my SSD as my boot drive with the OS on it and games and everything else on my 1Tb HDD, is there anyway to replicate that using wine for games that require ...
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High IOWait and Slow “Timing cached reads”

I'm having high IOWait and and generally slow disk speed.(on 7200 RPM TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN Hard Drive) My disk usage is %100 on Windows 8 too, so I don't think this is Linux related. I know I have 182 ...
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I want to image or copy all my external hard drive content to a folder in my pc

I have a problem with my external hard drive and I want to forma it, I tried to copy all its content but the operation is hanging. How can I copy all my external data to a folder so I can access it or ...
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Hard Disk Data Analyser

Like wireshark for Network , do we have any tool for ubuntu to read and analyse the data on hard disk(Bit level).