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 14 installation won't recognize one of my hard drives

So basically I used to have a working machine with ubuntu and windows 7 on a single hard drive. Suddenly, my machine fried, so I got a new rig. Now, I installed windows 7 on a new sdd drive, and I ...
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RAID6 will not reassemble with 2 failed disks

Relevant photo album Hello all. I have a file server running ubuntu 12.04 (See first picture) with 6x Seagate 3TB HDDs in a RAID 6 configuration (giving 12TB of storage). This is a software RAID, ...
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df showing different disk sizes in 14.04 and 12.04?

I have several servers on Rackspace and have been moving some of them over from 12.04 to 14.04. One of the features they have is called Block Storage which lets you attach an external disk. These ...
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Protecting other partitions from ubuntu

I want to protect from inside ubuntu the other partitions i have on my pc. Where protects means not to be able to access them from inside the ubuntu os and only from inside that os. Protecting by ...
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Got an error message when trying to use winusb concerning the amount of recognized spaced on the usb

A few days ago I formatted a usb and installed memtest86 image on it using sudo dd if=memtest86-usb.img of=/dev/sdb. I ran the memtest86 usb on an early 2008 macbook and it seemed to work right but ...
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Replacing hardrive (laptop) [closed]

My laptop has 2 HD's. One broken, one not broken. Can I replace a HDD with a SSD? I noticed by using the smartctl command that my SSD is TWICE as fast! And my HDD is broken so I want to replace it ...
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Is there a command to view hard drive specs

I noticed that my Ubuntu is lagging EXTREMELY badly but only the first time I do things after what I did gets loaded into RAM the lag stops totally. I ran some tests and I guess one of my laptop hard ...
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Can I increase my hard disk space in virtual box which is running Windows 7 currently?

I have my first attempt to install an OS using virtual box and for that I made a 25 gb partition to my hard disk and now I want to increase its size. Is that valid, and if yes, how can i do it?enter ...
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Can my internet speed be higher than my HDD write speed?

i have an old PC with 10/100 lan interface and Hitachi HDD 164GB with IDE interface. i connected 40Mb internt line to this PC. when i am trying to watch live video stream from the internet i am having ...
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Encryption of hard disk [closed]

Is it possible to encrypt the hard disk without formatting in ubuntu. if yes so,please tell me with full description.
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Access data disk on same machine from linux for writing

Can't access data disk on the same machine from linux for writing. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/armin/1T_20131122: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Will encrypting hard drive encrypt “deleted” data

When a file is "deleted" it is not truely deleted, of course. I was on windows 8.1. Anyway, I accidentally screwed something up which led to more screw-ups which led to an unbootable hard drive and ...
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Install Ubuntu 14 onto Portable Hard Drive?

My system: OS: Windows 8.1 Brand: Toshiba Satellite P55t-A RAM: 8Gb CPU:2.30 Ghz HHD: 618Gb Free Space Portable HD: 2TB Free Space Toshiba Canvio Hard Drive. Is it possible to install Ubuntu 14 on ...
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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop can hold dual HDDs. I have installed Windows 7 on one HDD and Ubuntu on the other HDD. Installation went fine, but Windows 7 needs CSM on to boot. and Ubuntu needs UEFI on to boot. Is there ...
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accessing Windows files on a separate hard drive (14.04)

I've found information on accessing Windows partitions on the same drive that ubuntu is installed on, but not on a totally separate drive with two partitions. the drive doesn't show up in my ...
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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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problem mounting second harddrive with ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I just installed ubuntu and im completly new with ubuntu. I am trying to get my second harddrive to work but it won't. I've used some guides like this But still no success. The problem is that it ...
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Partition mounts by “mount” command but not using the “Disks” utility

I am facing a weird problem. I formatted a partition in my hard-drive with ext4 filesystem. When I mount it using the sudo mount /dev/sda9 /media/sda9/ command it mounts fine. However, when I use the ...
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Partition Problem [duplicate]

So I installed Trusty tahr alongside Xp yesterday because I got bored of the stupid green hill , it works like a charm BUT There's only one 6gb partition for the OS and I can't even resize it should ...
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How to used windows free HD space in Ubuntu?

I have install Ubuntu. And my HD size is 360 GB. I have used 250 GB HD for windows and 110 GB for Ubuntu. My space for ubuntu is full. But I have 100 GB free space in Windows. I want to use that space ...
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How to move Wubi partition to a whole drive?

I have Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7 home premium installed by default in it.There was only 1 drive in it,(i.e) the C: drive.It could contain 300 GB of memory.I split the C: drive into another E: ...
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One SSD and two HDD. Install on SSD and RAID 0/1 or LVM for HDDs?

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but I'm uncertain on what would be the best for my setup. I have a 128GB SSD (Crucial M4) and two 500GB HDDs. Currently I'm running Windows 8 where I ...
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How to mount a host drive as a hard drive in Windows 8 when running inside VMware

I am using VMWare 6.2 (Non-commercial version ) to use win 8 on ubuntu 14.04. I want to add my drive (/dev/sda4) as a drive in Win 8 which is running on VMware. So when I add a hardware on the ...
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How to check if noises are generating by fans or by a hardisk over speed?

My laptop Vostrol 3450, platform 14.04 LTS (same situation of 13.10), sometime generating terrible noises. Checking cpu temperature by "tlp stat -t", it's normal not high temp., it's around 60 degree ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I am wanting to use Ubuntu for daily use and my programming contract work (basically everything except for gaming). Right now I have Windows installed on a 64GB SSD and all of my ...
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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Moving Ubuntu to new server

I have an old Dell Precision 390 desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 that stopped booting because of "a thermal event". I cleaned it, reset the logs but it still won't boot. Not sure what my options are, but if ...
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External usb3 Hard Drive not recognized

I have usb3 hard Drive when I plug it nothing appears. dmesg says that the device is disconnected. Is there anything I can do? dmesg output: [18563.144738] usb 4-2: new SuperSpeed USB device number 2 ...
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Having a issue getting files off a old mac HDD

So my mac died on me a while back. I was hoping I could connect it to my Ubuntu machine, although when I try to access my music i get a error telling me I don't have proper permissions. How could I ...
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Nothing I do remains after restart

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD on my 64GB SSD. I made 2 partitions; 10GB for swap and the rest for the OS. I formatted them as ext4. Ubuntu ran fine, but I am facing a strange problem. No matter ...
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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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Does working on ubuntu in flash drive leave a trace on Hard Drive having Windows installed in it

I have installed ubuntu in Flash drive with a persistence space of 200 MB. If i boot my laptop from flash drive having ubuntu installed and do net surfing and download files on internet , will it ...
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Hard drive error rate

I recently installed Ubuntu and am loving it. The only issue that seems to persist is a bit of a (very soft) scratching sound coming from my HDD. I checked my drive manager and it appears to have a ...
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Windows hard drive won't boot

I am a Windows 7 64-bit user and decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate hard drive. Everything went perfectly until I wanted to boot Windows again. I was not able to do it even though I entered ...
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Hard drive making light scratching noise [closed]

Ever since I installed Ubuntu, I've noticed the hard drive making a few new sounds. Most of them are soft scratching noises, but I'm not sure if it has to do with a failing drive. I just got this ...
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Adding Disks With LVM

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on here before (I even found kinda a guide here, but seemed to be a bit spotty and incomplete) but I was wondering if someone could assist me or at least ...
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How long does ubuntu take to create ext4 journal;ing file systems for 500Gb drives?

I have a new server with four new 500Gb rotary hard drives. I am installing Ubuntu 14.04LS from a bootable USB flash drive. I asked Ubuntu to format the HD's with ext4 journaling file systems. Three ...
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Putting Internal Hard Drive in another PC

If I install Ubuntu on my current hard-drive, where this computer and the other computer are 64 bit, would this hard-drive work if I put it in the other computer? I know Microsoft OS doesn't allow ...
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Adding an external hard-drive to www folder

I have built a basic web server, and everything works fine. I have a external hard drive which I would like to add to my /var/www folder. How should I do this?
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Partitioning the hard drive with only one device

I currently run Ubuntu and I like it a lot, but I am unable to play any good games without using the Wine/PlayOnLinux or in a virtual machine. I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but I ...
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Listing drives that don't exist

Ubuntu 12.04. I have a flashdrive and an external drive on my system. Lately Ubuntu has created ghost drives with the same name. When I try to save a file, it writes the file to the ghost drive and ...
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Unable to mount hard-disk at startup

I am trying to mount a separate hard-disk automatically before startup, and for some reason fstab is failing me. It will not boot the partition on a separate disk at startup. The partition is question ...
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How do I look at my main drive when I have Ubuntu running on a secondary HDD?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a secondary drive and I need to access the files on my main HDD (I am using a laptop). How do I do this? EDIT- I've had an epiphany that you might have to mount it first. ...
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Mounting a new hard drive

I installed a new hard drive that will be used for additional storage only. I have followed these instructions on Ubuntu pages to partition it, but when I follow the instructions to automatically ...
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Slow Data transfer (SATA 6) in ubuntu 12.04

my HDD gives 60MB/s transfer rate in windows 7. but in ubuntu it is only around 21-27MB/s. Any suggestions? config is corei3-2317U with intel HD4000
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Can't share external harddrive

I want to share an external harddrive over my little network. I'm not using Samba, but the nautilus-share option (I know, also Samba). Right click on a Folder - Sharing Options shows an error message ...
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Mounting another hard drive

I've just set up my new PC and I've got an SSD that I installed Trusty Tahr on (and also Win8, but that doesn't really matter I guess). I've got another HD that I want to use for data (pictures, ...
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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how to unlock hard disk?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 all my 500GB HDD as in one drive. I cleared all the data on HDD while installing. But while starting OS, it asks to enter passphrase. With the USB I used to install ...