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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deluge-webui permission denied for download on external hard drive directory

I followed this tutorial to set up deluge deamon and deluge-web-ui on my home ubuntu server 15.04. on my machine I have 2 hard drives: an SSD drive for the OS and a 2To hard drive for my personal ...
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Is there a way to show free disk space in notification bar?

I sometimes come close to running out of space. Is there a way to show how much I have left somewhere so I always know?
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Problems to mount a crypto-luks in ubuntu

I have a drawback of novice person, I encrypt my hard drive with crypto - luks in ubuntu and now I can not access my data , I have tried everything I seen but always gives a different error , please ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Problem restoring disk image to external hard drive

The image I am trying to restore is an image of a usb stick that I installed Ubuntu onto (not a live usb) I created a disk image from the usb stick using the Disks utility, and saved it to my ...
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Why do 15.04 System Settings/Details and gparted disagree on disk size?

gparted says I have one installed drive (/dev/sda) and its size is 476.94 GB. This is correct -- my only drive is a 500 GB SSD. Under System Settings, the Details display is mostly correct, the ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu on a (external) HDD after crash during install as internal HDD

Yesterday I simply installed Ubuntu on a machine, from a USB drive (where .iso was burnt). I choosed LUKS encryption. All was going good until an error occurs : something like "disk error". Since I ...
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How do I set an SD card as main storage

Hey all I have a Chromebook running both Chrome OS and Crouton with KDE. I want to make the SD card the main storage of my comp. as the Chromebooks have very little SSD space.
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error mounting external harddrive

I have a partitioned external harddrive, have been able to open it before after checking on here. Now it cannot and just shows Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/anna/Untitled: Command-line ...
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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Change main Hard Drive

Today I decided to give life back to my old pc (Celeron D 2.66GHz, 1GB Ram) so I burned a ubuntu linux cd. I run throw same problems but I managed to install and launch ubuntu succesfully but I run ...
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Partitioning error while installing Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Linux, and while attempting to install a dual boot of windows 7 I have ran into an issue. While doing custom partitions the revert button was hit. It appears that I lost my windows ...
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Partition Recovery Testdisk Help

Having trouble using Testdisk to recover a partition. Any help will be greatly appreciated! goal >>let me know if this is possible << recover a partition that has become free space and ...
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Boot error probably about Hard Drive

I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this post but I need solid help on this since I've been having this problem with this hard drive frequently. Please refer to these screenshots for a ...
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For some reason Ubuntu doesn't see the hard drive, want to install

I'm trying to install the latest Ubuntu, but doesn't see the hard drive. Don't know if it's write protected or what. I've even tried windows, no solution. What can I do? What can I do? Please help
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Result of smart ctrl

I have problem with my dell N411z laptop. It works but frequently freezing and shows not responding display. Firstly it has Windows7 running on it then changed OS to Ubuntu 14.04. But the freezing ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS over HP Proliant MicroServer G7 N40L | Rebuild RAID 1

I am doing testing with an HP Proliant Microserver G7 N40L that I acquire recently. I want to configurate 2 hard disks (1 TB per hard disk) in RAID 1 array. I mounted the volume like this video and I ...
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installation of 15.04 rendered two hard drives invisible to both windows and Ubuntu, but not to disk management software

I installed 15.04 as a dual boot on an external HD attached to a Lenovo T520i running Windows Pro 64. It worked well. I then installed 15.04 on an HP Pavillion E017DX running Windows 8.1 Home using ...
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How do I generate a GRUB configuration file for another disk?

Assume I have two disks that both have Ubuntu installed on them. One is an internal drive and the other is an external drive (though this doesn't really matter). This procedure is running on the ...
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External HDD is not unmounting properly

I have just bought a Seagate 1TB Expansion. When I right click on the icon in the Launcher, it says 'Unmount'. However, previously it has said 'Safely remove', where it has unmounted then removed the ...
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Just installed Ubuntu, runs slow on HDD but Windows doesn't

I've just installed Ubuntu on my hard-drive, and the entire operating system is really sluggish. For example, opening applications and browsing files takes a very long time and is very unresponsive. ...
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/dev/sda1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found

I was using my Ubuntu 2015.04 (with ecryptfs-encrypted user home) laptop normally when suddenly, the hard drive became read-only. I rebooted and now it is stuck on this: [ 0.703206] ACPI PCC ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Sony Vaio VPCEG1BFX/ What's Best Ubuntu version for Windows 7?

I want to first say that I've spent the past few days searching for different variations of this question without luck. So I apologize if this has been asked before. How We Got Here A few days ago ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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USB HDD not readable on two usb ports

I have a System76 Kudu Pro. I have a usb hard disk that I use all the time. One day when it was plugged in and running I hit some keys (I don't know which) and now Ubuntu won't recognize that hard ...
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NTFS drive Permissions on new files/folders with Plex

So as the only user that uses this computer if I add a new folder or file into my external hard drive, the same drive I use for my Plex Media Server, from another computer, device, etc. Does that or ...
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mac air (late 2014) install have issues after installation is completed??? help?

I have installed the ubuntu 14.04.2 desktop version on my mac as a duel boot everything goes well until i have to restart and take the installtion media ( boot-able usb ) out of the computer. i make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is running unusually slow on my desktops

I'm aware that several people have asked similar questions, but after reading a few of them, it seems that problem stemmed from insufficient hardware (e.g. <= 1GB ram, outdated processors, and so ...
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Mount Wester Digital disk from NAS

I had a WD Nas with a single disk (WD 1000G032). The cabinet broke, so now I have it hooked up with my computer and is trying to mount it in Ubuntu. I know the disk works and it shows up when I do ...
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How can I install programs on another drive?

I'm planning on switching from Windows to Ubuntu and with Windows, when you install programs, you can have the option to choose where to install it. How could I do that on Ubuntu? The reason is ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 14.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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Formatted second hard drive

Last Sunday I was going to install Windows 10 to try it out (Although I love Ubuntu). I have two hard drives installed on my PC. Hard disk number two is separated into two partition, 52 GB and 448 ...
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Cannot install ubuntu because of possible hard drive failure

When I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 the installer always crashed and the bug reporter tells me The system log from your installation contains an error. The specific error commonly occurs when ...
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How To Hide Drive From User Account In Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I am new to Linux and this is my very first question here. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I have three HDD, in one Ubuntu reside. I have created two user account in Ubuntu. I want to hide one ...
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dd if=/dev/sdX of=image conv=notrunc,noerror,synv copies only a fraction of disk

I tried imaging my bootable usb stick, to free it for other data. However running sudo dd if=/dev/sdc of=windows7 bs=512 conv=notrunc,noerror,sync copies only 1.1GB for a 8 GB (7.7GibiByte) stick. ...
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Operating system not found after hard shutdown

I've been using Ubuntu on my hard drive for a long time and this is the first time I've gotten this problem. My laptop doesn't detect my hard drive after a couple of accidental hard shutdowns and on ...
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GDDRescue on Ubuntu 12.4 trouble starting imaging process

Forgive me I'm still a novice when it comes to Linux command line, but I'm trying to learn (slowly). The DDRescue text manual is like learning Thai to me. Right now I just want to attempt to save data ...
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Upgrading kernel, Warning message

When I upgraded the kernel to the current version 3.19.0-22-generic I got the following message: Jul 7 13:18:49 ubuntu kernel: [ 717.001387] Jul 7 13:18:49 ubuntu kernel: [ 717.001387] ...
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Getting GRUB to cooperate with a disk image transfer

I have been using Ubuntu for about a year now, sharing a partitioned hard drive with Windows. Due to the fact I needed more space on my Windows partition, I got rid of Ubuntu and reinstalled it on a ...
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Ubuntu Samba auto mounted hard drive permission fails

So I plugged in my harddrive to the Ubuntu Samba Server and it automatically mounted it inside media/user/harddrivename/, so far so good. Now I want to share the harddrive like the foldes I share in ...
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Installing Ubuntu on seperate drive without USB or CD

So I just recently acquired an SSD,(sda) I'm currently running ubuntu from a 3TB HDD (sdb) I want to install ubuntu on my SSD and remove it from the HDD to use just as storage. my bios doesn't seem ...
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Logged as root changes are not made

Firstly I want to mention that my hard-drive today stopped to boot Ubuntu, because of I/O read errors. The problem seems to be related to a hardware one, not a logical one. I used Hirens tools on a ...
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Connot get PLEX to recognize external drive

i am giving PLEX a try but having some difficulty getting it to recognize the files on my external Seagate 2TB GoFlex. Disk Utility says that device is /dev/sdb1. I am running 14.04. I have tried ...
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Does not copy files on partitioned Hard Disk

Recently, I partitioned my SEAGATE 1 TB HDD into four portion (200GB, 200GB, 200GB and 300GB) by gparted. But while pasting any copied file to those disk, error occurred. Also while right click , ...
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How do I encrypt my HDD and combine with my other encrpted HDD

I am trying to combine 2 HDD's. One of them is already encrypted and is my boot drive. The other one is not encrypted and Linux doesn't see it as more disk space. Could someone explain me how to do ...
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hd with bad sector losses mount on surface scan

I got an old drive from someone it worked great but which I formatted. After this format it sometimes 'spontaneously' looses it's mount'. As the information which I would like to store on it is not ...
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Unable to access Windows files in Ubuntu 14.04 filing systems

So I got a USB flash drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.0.2 on it using Universal USB Installer and I got it working. I booted into Ubuntu successfully. The reason I am doing this is so I am ready if I ever ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 15 in a specific partition of my already partitioned drive?

So, I have a hard disk of 1TB. Until now, I thought it was actually 2 hard disks (Because of Windows says there is a C: 300gb and a D: 600gb drive). But during Ubuntu installation I noticed it is only ...
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Extra folders in /media?

I have a few folders in /media/ and I am not sure why they are there. Two of them are drives I have explicitly mounted in fstab (ssd-linux-data, linux-data), but I am not sure where the other two are ...