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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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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External drive starts out read/write then after a couple of minutes it turns read only

I have an external drive that starts out read/write and I can make directories and files, but after a few minutes the drive turns to read-only. I'm running ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Only one user is on ...
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ubuntu freezes with heavy hdd usage (continuous blinking led)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and it randomly freezes, and while that happen the HDD usage is quite high (LED almost continuously on). I can't move the mouse, can't use alt + tab, can't even go on ctrl ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and using my HDD

I have 500 GB of hard drive on my laptop and 24GB on SSD. After I install Ubuntu on the SSD, how can I make use of the hard drive? How do I make it so that only the operating system is on the SSD and ...
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/ Properties has an unidentified grey wedge…Why? [duplicate]

Thursday, I installed Ubuntu. Because I'm new to Ubuntu, I have explored... When I looked at the properties of the HDD, it showed me a pie. Free is Light Blue, has 31GB. Used is Blue, 5.2GB Grey ...
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Not enough freespace to update? [duplicate]

i have a 500gb hd and happen to be using less than 1% and i get this.. .. nevermind, i need "atleast 10 reputation to post images.". the message i am getting while trying to update is "Not enough free ...
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Slow copy/move transfer rate on the same HD

I have a notebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and everytime I try to copy/move files (of any size) between to partitions of the same HD (both ext4) I get a transfer rate of ~ 3MB/s. What can I do? I ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Booting up to Grub Screen

Yesterday I noticed that my ubuntu drive (installed with Wubi) would suddenly go read-only. This happened several times yesterday, but I would reboot and everything would be fine. it seemed like ...
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unable to install ubuntu on sata hard disk

I would like to install lubuntu in my old pc. I have a pci sata/raid from Syba sa3114 which connect 3 sata hard disk 1TB When I install and create the partition, I recive the following message: The ...
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How to make a user share on a 2nd hard drive in samba?

Im running samba on a small hard drive. i want all the user shares on a 2nd, much bigger hard drive. i can create the user shares, thats not my problem. i just dont know how to see the directory for ...
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Why did dual boot system stop booting Linux?

I'm trying to understand why the following happened... I think (hope) I can fix it using boot-repair but have not yet tried. To clarify... I had a successful UEFI dual boot setup with Win 7 64bit (no ...
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Clusters and HDDs

As a student, I run a cluster using ubuntu server in my college. As you may already know, each computer of this cluster, have HDDs, and I'd like to create one single HDD for the cluster... I'm ...
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Configuring RAID in HP Proliant ML350e Gen8

We have purchased two stock HP ML350e Gen8 servers. Ubuntu 12.04 is to be installed in those. The stock base unit have provision for 6 hard disks for creating RAID in which, one is filled with 500GB ...
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Recover windows partition after trying guymager

I was trying to learn Ubuntu and the utilities it usually offers (unlike Windows), and I decided to give guymager a try to check on a usb kingston drive I have. When trying it, I decided to use the ...
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How to create backup image of clean Windows partition without using dd?

I would like to create image of my fresh Windows 7 partition (with drivers and updates only). It occupies 'only' about 35GB of my 250GB partition, so I'm searching for alternatives to dd because I ...
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Move /tmp (ssd) to /home (hhd)

I have an SSD (256gb) with two partitions, one of the with Ubuntu. I also have an HDD with /home and a partition for data (music, videos, etc). I would like to move /tmp (on the ssd) to /home (on the ...
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How can I setup a shared second hard drive over LAN so that users have file edit permission?

I have a second hard drive setup on ubuntu. It is partitioned using ext3. I have set it up as shared over a network. When other members of our office add files to it using both Mac OSX and windows 7/8 ...
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HDD clicking when plugged in, hdparm didn't help (Lenovo L440)

I have a Lenovo L440 with DVD ROM replaced by SSD disk with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and Windows 8.1 dualboot. The problem is that under Ubuntu whenever I plug the power in (e.g. whenever it's charging) the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot from hdd

I created a live USB on my laptop from a live Ubuntu disc, plugged it into my desktop and installed it to my 500gb hard drive. When I boot my pc, however, the hard drive is not listed as a bootable ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Drive not detected on 14.04.1 server install for Western Digital drive

Ubuntu cannot locate my hard drive (WD6402AAEX) during install. Hard drive works fine under Win7 x64. Bios and cabling is fine. Am I missing something? I don't see Linux drivers on the WD website ...
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Format external boot hard drive [closed]

I've got an external hard drive with Ubuntu on it. Now I need that hard drive and want to format it. Alas, it doesn't show up in the Devices list on my 14.04 machine. In Ubuntu's disk utility, it does ...
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Can't detect hard drive [closed]

i know this is probably already on here, but i could not find it. Im using Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64Bit, I'm using it to try and access a hard drive formatted with a linux partition (I don't know what?). ...
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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HGST Toura S 2.5" Portable HDD with Ubuntu installation. Will it work?

I have seen many topics about how USB 3.0 HDD will not work in Ubuntu 14.04. HGST Toura S is a hidden gem that spins 7200rpm, which is faster than traditional portable harddisks. Have anyone tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on seperated hard with Hdd power switch

dell inspiron 660 I5. I have two 1tb hard drives and a orico power switch that will let me select which hard drive functions. I have installed ubuntu on the 2nd drive with the windows drive not ...
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Ubuntu Suspend issue with Self Encrypted Disk

I have a computer with a self Encrypted Drive (a hard drive with an AES encryption chip that requires login at boot to decypher the disk, that way it is hardware encrypted which "in theory" means zero ...
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files copied in usb hard drive using rsync disappear

I use Ubuntu server 12.04 and using rsync I successfuly copied files using rsync from server to the external usb hard drive which is plugged to the server all the time. For some reasons I reinstalled ...
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Additional HD not recognized after turn on again

I put only the OS and programs in one drive. All the staff and archives goes in a different HD, when I try to work with those files after turning the machine on the next day they are not linked ...
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installing 14.04 ubuntu alongside windows7

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows7. I downloaded the .iso file and used linux live usb creater to boot from it, I tried it for sometime and it all works fine - but when I tried to ...
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Installing ubuntu and drives partitioning [duplicate]

I am shortly switching to ubuntu forever. I want to erase windows 7 and run my laptop on ubuntu. I have acer aspire 4736z laptop with intel t4400 processor, 3 gb ram, 320 gb disk. Is 64 bit system ...
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How to Remove Unmounted drive Folder?

I have a computer that i customized to have PATA external drive attached. These drives work normally when attached, like it is automounted and folders open. I am using Java calls to mount and unmount ...
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How can I increase hard disk space in ubuntu server

I've installed ubuntu server and successfully running my web server in it. Though I wanna know that my system hard disk space is 1TB which is full with contents available in my website. And I wanna ...
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Dual boot drive question

I am about to install Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows 8. Currently I have 3 drives installed. Windows is currently installed on a 74GB raptor drive, and then I have a 300GB raptor drive, and a ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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USB 3.0 ExternalEnclosure Unmounts at random

Title says it all. I noticed the drive was unmounted, so I got to looking through dmesg and found: [31080.516164] usb 4-3: USB disconnect, device number 3 [31080.760493] usb 4-3: new SuperSpeed USB ...
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OS - Does not Show 100% HDD Capacity

I am from Dell Technical Support -- One of our customers has a Dell System Model T5610 and has installed 2-256GB SSD HDD and 2- 4TB HDD and Configured RAID-0 of 2 Arrays on Intel Based Chipset ...
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How to get list of all non-removable disk device names (SSD/HDD and SATA/IDE only)?

I need a list of all disk device names (not USB or CD ROM) in the following form DRIVES='sda sdb' so that I can loop through them in a bash script. Ideal solution would not have to install a special ...
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Recovering disk with corrupted superblock

I am trying to recover a disk that has corrupted superblock but I cant seem to unmount the disk at all. I used bcache for the three extra drive after a reboot one of the drive stopped working. so I ...
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Unable to read HDD content Lubuntu 14.04

I had a pretty old computer laying around (Dell Dimension 1100) and last week, when I heard about ''Plex Media Center'' I tought it would be a perfect computer to install the server on it. So I've ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Recover deleted Windows Partitions after formatting it as ext4 for Ubuntu installation [closed]

I just did a mistake by reformatting the whole Hard-Drive as Ext4 when trying to install Ubuntu on the PC along with my Windows 8. However, in the Ubuntu installation process, I reformatted the whole ...
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GRUB freezes if external hard drive is connected. Can I simply make it invisible to GRUB?

GRUB seems to freeze whenever my 2 TB external hard drive (WD My Book) is connected. Connecting it while GRUB is loading does the same thing, but doing it afterwards or not at all will let my computer ...
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External hard drive error

DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending In English? All I am doing is trying to browse an external HDD (Western Digital)
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How can I check the SMART status of a drive on Ubuntu 14.04?

How can I check the SMART status of a drive under 14.04? I've seen Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install but it doesn't seem to apply under 14.04.
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Installing Ubuntu on external hard drivess? [duplicate]

Ok this has been bothering me for sometime. I'm trying to install Ubuntu desktop 14.04 on multiple external hard drives. I go through the install until I get to the partioning part. After that I go ...
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Why do I see permanent disk activity on my software raid partition (/home)

I installed Ubutu 14.04 server with this partitioning: / on an SSD /var and swap on a single SATA drive /home on a software raid1 consisting of 2 SATA drives. I switched all partitions to noatime. ...
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Windows partition not showing [duplicate]

I get the following error when I try to open a windows partition in ubuntu: Error mounting /dev/sdb7 at /media/aliabbas/D2D8B257D8B23995: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...