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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Laptop doesn't see boot devices after HDD replacement

On a laptop I had HDD with Windows. Then I inserted HDD with Ubuntu. When the laptop loads it shows UEFI and there are no bootable devices. I tried reconnecting the HDD and the battery. When I ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD( 750GB, /dev/sda ) and faster SSD( 128GB, /dev/sdb ). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD ( /dev/sdb5 ). My btrfs ...
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lsusb detects the device but it still doesn't mount

I have a WD passport external hard drive which used to work fine as recently as this morning. Now when I connect it with my laptop, nothing happens. Here's what I done so far: lsusb detects the drive ...
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How to automatically turn off hard drive when not used? [duplicate]

I have a noisy hard drive I rarely use and want to silent. I would like to put it in sleep mode after some time (20 sec) when it's not mounted on the system. The gnome-disks utility shows a "standby ...
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Unknown FAT for HDD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and I'm not sure how to configure computer systems yet (although I really want to learn how it all works). I'm trying to enter into my external HDD through GUI (I don't ...
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Secondary hard disk does not auto-mount

I have a secondary hard disk (8 TB, ext4) that does not auto-mount on OS startup despite "auto-mount" being set to "on" within the "Mount Options" of the "Disks" utility application. How do I enable ...
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I am having trouble mounting an internal hard disk partition and another hard disk partition doesn't shows files in it

I am using Ubuntu and Windows 7 in my computer, but lately I can't access Windows 7 since it shows a disk read error. I am able to access Ubuntu, but I can't mount or access the C: drive partition ...
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Clone/Migrating internal HDD to SSD

I have a internal 500GB HDD but with only 6GB used. I want to migrate/clone this to a 240GB SSD that will be connected to my laptop through a HD dock. What is the easiest way? Thanks Nick
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Trying to free up some space: Where is my space going?

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 31G 28G 1.4G 96% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 5.8G 4.0K 5.8G 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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Unable to boot into ubuntu/mint on 500gb Seagate SATA drive

I assure you I have searched and this is not a duplicate; after searching I am now confused that if I should post it to superuser instead. Please suggest. I am unable to boot into my computer, ...
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Can't mount external hard drive USB

It's NTFS. It's USB3. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried the following commands: sudo fdisk -l sudo fdisk -l sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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extend drive on a vm qnap?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS in my QNAP TVS-463 as a virtual machine. I had set it to 30 GB drive, but want to extend the drive to 60 GB, and I followed the steps in this guide here: ...
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Moving physical drive (SSD) with installed Ubuntu from one machine to another

I haven't found exact answer to my question, so I'm creating this thread. Most of the threads considered transferring data - not moving physical drive. I'm using laptop with installed Ubuntu. I'm ...
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expand drive gparted [duplicate]

I am a newbie to linux, so be patient. I filled up the hard drive on my fog server and need to add space. I can not seem to add the allocated space to the drive. Any suggestions? enter image ...
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Hardrive Permission

So I added a second drive for to use for back-ups. I changed the ownership, when I try to use the partition, it says that I do not have permission. Here is what mount is showing. /dev/sdb3 on ...
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Which HDD attribute should I trust? (SMART test)

In Ubuntu 15.10, I got different temperature for my SDD. Which one should I trust?
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Seagate 2TB external hard drive not detected, after PC crash on Ubuntu 14.04

After power crash on my PC, my HDD external could not be detected. But when I try "lusb" and see "syslog" it actually detected. Please provide me some suggestion. Screen-captures: lusb syslog
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bios not recognize internal drive as bootable after disconnecting and connecting back in

I have a serious problem. I had a perfectly good working UBU 14.04 LTS on a 1TB WD Drive in SATA 1 position. I had a good and working Win10 installation on a Seagate 180GB HDD. I turned off the ...
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When i tried to access my Macintosh HD i got the following error :

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/mint/Macintosh HD1: Command-line `mount -t "hfsplus" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sda2" "/media/mint/Macintosh HD1"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: ...
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can not write to hard drive permitions set to root, EMERGENCY!

I have seen many questions about this but i can not get my drives to be writable. I do not understand the command line. I am on a very tight deadline and wondering if i can pay someone to walk me ...
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Hard drive not detected in BIOS

I had dual booted Ubuntu / Win 8 in my Dell Inspiron N5110, I am not sure what started all of this, I think I ran BitBleach as root and it got hung and had to force close it. But I am not sure if ...
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Read a windows Hard Disk

My PC was configured to dual boot windows and ubuntu, until... the SSD died. I have a 3TB hard disk with almost all my data which I had been using when booting through windows. I only used the 3TB ...
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not able to automatically mount HD

I'm facing a weird issue that's really driving me crazy :/ I use Samba to share some folders over my WiFi, however, whenever I reboot my machine the shared folders become un-shared. After doing some ...
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How to do partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a 500 GB hard disk but unable to use the entire space. The only space available to use is around 200GB. The rest is mounted on /usr. Here is what I get after doing df -h. ...
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Switching hard drives

I have Windows 7 installed on a 640 GB hard drive, and Ubuntu on a 2TB. I have leaned towards storing all music, pictures, movies, etc. on Windows, and have low storage space. I was wondering if it ...
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How to wipe hard drive and start over [duplicate]

How can I completely wipe my drive, including boot loaders, so I can install a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows again? [original question below] I've been a little too curious with my new pc build ...
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Installing Kubuntu erased drive designation

I installed an unused, formatted SSD just to install Kubuntu on it. I did manage to install Kubuntu; however, somehow in the process, the drive designation was deleted, and now my computer can't ...
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Fix “NTFS Partition is in an Unsafe State” without Windows installed and ntfsfix refusing to operate

Ok, so I just installed my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 and tried to access my old Harddrive (obv NTFS). I can't do it though to the (well-known): "The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please ...
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PLEASE HELP?!?! Partitioned on a Chromebook, don't know how to fix!

So I set up some hard drive partitioning on my school Chromebook and installed Kubuntu (bad idea right lol I live dangerously.) I had it working seamlessly until an error came up when I tried to ...
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No write option in TestDisk after analysing the disk

I corrupted my partition table by accident. This is the current structure of the disk as shown by ubuntu's disk utility. So I booted my laptop with a live usb having ubuntu. I installed TestDisk and ...
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Access files from ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

i just have a ubuntu live cd for some critical situations... I have a vaio F11 and a win10 as OS on it,but windows can't boot from HDD, so I tried to access files using ubuntu live,but it says: ...
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Ps2 Hdd not recognized

I'm trying to access the files on my ps2 hdd, however; I cannot access the drive because it doesn't show up. I've tried to to use devmapper but every time I try to install it, it fails. Any ideas?
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How to Share folder with samba wich is located on second hard drive

I have a problem, so i will get to it. Over 10 days i just cant get access from lan to a shared folder wich is located on a second hard drive on ubuntu server. I have instaled ubuntu server 15.04, ...
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System locks up when disk I/O is saturated

When I do a large file transfer from my external USB3 hard drive to my internal hard drive (or vice versa), be it via Nautilus or via terminal, Ubuntu (Unity) will almost completely lock up. Things ...
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Unable to access “360 GB Volume [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04, while I am able to access the other two partitions (D and E) of windows but I am not able to access the C drive.It is showing the following. I have also tried ...
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Can you access an NTFS Windows portion with read write capabilities on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about switching to Ubuntu because I absolutely hate windows 10. I have a separate hdd that has all of my media and games on it. If I install Ubuntu on my designated OS hdd can I access ...
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Disk Utility Error: Input/output error during write

I can't format my flash drive any more I tried different things: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32945228/usb-flash-drive-input-output-error-during-write I've also tried to scan the flash drive ...
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Hard disk partition -Root has low space

Hard disk partition in my Ubuntu 14.04 was not logical and now am getting message box saying that root has insufficient space. I have installed several lab software and am not confident enough for ...
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How to install Ubuntu straight to HDD with Unetbootin?

I've heard that Unetbootin provides installing a distro straight to Hard drive instead of USB. Should I just select Hard Drive as the picture shows and click Ok or there is something else to do?
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Failed Raid 10 Disk - Cannot mount raid to recover

New to Linux and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu version 14 with 4 x 2TB drives in a raid 10 array. 2 of the drives have failed and I cannot get the array to mount in order to fail the drives and add new ...
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“No root file system is defined” for Ubuntu AND “No harddrive found” for Win XP

I had a test installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on the same hard-drive as Win XP. __ Win XP had too many programs. So, I deleted all the partitions - including MBR. Now the hard-drive had ...
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Windows partition drive Block on disk

Im new on ubuntu/linux OS, i've installed ubuntu on drive C: using USB, where my old windows OS installed.. after successful installation. i was trying to view/access the drive D: all my files was ...
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Is there a files system that alows you to chnge the partion size without unmounting the disk?

I am looking to have a Ubuntu setup that has a HDD and SSD. My HDD will have four or more (extended partition) that contain the /home and other mount points with the programs that come from the ...
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Cannot fsck or e2fsck to repair disk. dumpe2fs returns “Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.”

I've been dealing with this hard disk problem all day. External Seagate disk I've foolishly failed to back up still is recognized by PC but cannot be read. When I try to follow the steps here, it ...
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What to do with a 16gb m.2 disc?

I've bought a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 back in 2013. It came with a 512GB hard disk, which I replaced with a 256GB SSD. When I ordered it there was something written about the 512GB hard disk, that it has ...
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Used dd to clone HDD but will not boot! [closed]

I have 2 x identical HDD's (73GB SAS disks). One in slot 1 and one in slot 2 of my server. I want to make a 'backup' of the HDD, so I loaded a Ubuntu Live DVD and used simple 'dd' command to 'clone' ...
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How to make external hard drive with Ubuntu bootable

I've installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba 500GB external HDD from liveCD. There's there, because I can see from my software on Win7 that there is 10GB used on the disk, so it is Ubuntu I guess. Now I'm ...
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Unable to mount my external disk

I am unable to mount my external usb disk, here is my error message and please help me to solve this problem. Thanks. Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount ...
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Cannot access secondary hard drive on ubuntu 14.04

I just formatted my primary hard drive with windows 7 to install Ubuntu 14.04, I also had a secondary 1tb hard drive where i have a lot of information. After installing Ubuntu I cannot access my ...
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Setup Ubuntu on a new drive - help needed [duplicate]

I have an old laptop which had an HDD failure. So I'm trying to fix it... got a new 128gb Solid state HDD. However, the windows(visa) sticker with the product code has over time lost some of the ...