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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Dual booting Ubuntu on a separate drive [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked however why am I asking is because I wanted to know say i install Ubuntu on my D Drive instead of my C Drive (which has my windows on it). My D Drive is a 1 TB ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an internal hard drive, and removing completely to boot Windows from another internal HDD

I've seen a few posts about dual booting/partitioning and running Ubuntu from an EXTERNAL hard drive. What I want to decipher is whether it's possible to remove my laptops INTERNAL hard drive which ...
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Can't boot after removing hard drive

I have a problem when booting my system. I'm currently using Kubuntu 15.10 with kernel version 4.2.0-30-generic. I have an SSD for the OS and three more hard drives in use. If i remove /dev/sdd1 ...
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Cannot mount external hard disk, MFT records error

I am trying to mount a Western Digital "My Book" drive, which I used to share between Linux and Windows. It is formatted in NTFS. When I connect it on Windows, I get the message that the disk is ...
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How to fsck hard drive while hard drive is unmounted, using bootable USB stick?

I have a hard drive with only Ubuntu 14.04 installed, that I want to check. However, the tutorial I read says that the hard drive has to be unmounted before I can check it. Apparently, I can run the ...
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SSD blocked after shutdown (blackout)

i hope u can help me, i have an ssd, but it is blocked write after my pc was shutdown, it shutdown was because the light off by bad weather (i have desktop), then I can access to my sdd, when i tried ...
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External Hard disk not showing up and has unallocated space

I have Seagate 2Tb backup plus ext hard disk. Today i was watching a movie through it. Suddenly it stopped and resumed after a minute. when the movie ended the hard disk couldn't be mounted It gave me ...
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Safest, Easiest Way to Format & Mount Multiple Hard Drives without losing data?

Okay, I'm trying to make a switch to Ubuntu from Windows. I understand the file structure is different and different terms are used, which I'm okay with. I also have no problem with waiting on ...
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I need help adding a menu option to the GRUB boot menu

Trying to dual boot Windows 10 with Ubunt 14.04. I have Windows on an SSD, an internal hard drive for games and stuff, and Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Yes, I know it's a bad setup. I've ...
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Mounting hard disk of an old laptop through converter

I would like to access the hard disk from a broken laptop with my desktop computer running Lubuntu 14.04.3. I have connected it using a special cable/device that plugs into the contacts of the hard ...
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Do i choose install alongside windows 10 or something else?

So I know this question may have been asked but I bring it up because I cant find a decent answer for my case and scenario. I have two hard-drives: My C DRIVE is the main drive and has my windows 10 ...
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Drive not appearing after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu desktop but it's primarily used as a server. I have data being stored on external drives that the server needs to access, but after rebooting, the drive doesn't appear through ...
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Swapping to new grub after clean installation on a new drive

I used to run Ubuntu off my old ssd on /dev/sda which has partitions : sda1 - EFI partition (500 mb fat) sda2 - Linux filesystem (258 mb ext2) sda3 - Linux LVM. (119 gb lvm2 pv) I recently bought ...
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Files disappearing in Ubuntu 14.04

Intro: I have a WD My Passport Ultra hard drive. I unplugged the HDD from my computer, used it in someone else's and then returned to my machine. When I tried to access a folder, it was no longer ...
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Unable to Mount C Drive (could mount other NTFS drives)

My problem is a little different than usual. I'm unable to mount just one of the NTFS drives. C:\ drive, which contains windows. I can perfectly mount other NTFS drives in the same hard disk. ...
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Moving from two hard drives to one, plus a RAID array. Will I have problems?

I currently have a setup with two filesystems, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, each with one partition. I boot from /dev/sda1 and have my /home on /dev/sdb1. /dev/sda is a solid state drive and /dev/sdb is a ...
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How do I write an image file to a bootable partition on my USB?

I use a FAT32 1Tb external HDD for my PS3 and I recently found out how to create an image (*.img) file from a virtual machine. Needless to say, I partitioned by HDD half FAT32 and half NTFS 500Gb ...
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LVM mirrored reads goes to one drive instead of both

I've set up LVM mirror on two HDDs. The mirror works (and even has proven it's efficiency when drives failed two times). The problem is that all read operations goes to only one HDD, I see it with ...
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Access 2nd internal HDD as guest Ubuntu 15.10

I have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 15.10. I have my music stored on a separate internal (NTFS) HDD along with other files. Is there anyway to let Guest accounts access the music folder and ONLY the ...
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Can't access Hard Drives

I cant't access my Hard Drives. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Someone said that its shown. He also sent that image that is attached.
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install problem ubuntu 14.04 didn't see partitions of hard

My hard disk partitions are: c:/ 84gb for windows 7 (system) D:/ 64gb for data1 (logical drive) E:/ 148 for data2 (primary partition) I had installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox and it was successfully ...
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SSD Not part of Raid?

I was playing around with BTRFS calculator (link below). I have 2 2TB Drives and 1 3TB drive. I also have a 120GB SSD. I was thinking Raid 5 with the operating system loaded on the SSD. It said I ...
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Ubuntu keeps resetting HDD APM level to 1 on wakeup from suspend

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 system on my ASUS R513C laptop. I am setting the APM level on my HDD to 254 by running sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda by hand and this fixes a problem with ...
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How to clone entire hard-disk into new one?

I was use dd command to copy my 500GB hard-disk into my new 1TB hard disk. After 9 hours system display message everything was successfully copied but I can't display any data into my new hard disk. I ...
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Please help me set up my drives for new server?

I want to build a new home server (really mostly for storage/backup for my other computers and a PLEX server). I'm not too concerned about 24/7 uninterupted access (my point is that if it takes me a ...
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gparted can't have overlap partitions

I made a new volume on Windows and now grub rescue, I can't reinstall Ubuntu , gparted show can't have overlapping partitions this my problem run command fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 1.8 TiB, ...
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Trying to add Movies folder on second HDD to Plex. Failing

I'm trying to set up plex with two hard drives. I have my computer configured with Ubuntu and all program files on a SSD, and a second big-ish HDD with a whole bunch of files on it, including all of ...
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Don't Shows Drives In Ubuntu Encripted Through Windows Bit Locker ,Why.? [duplicate]

I know the Password of bit Locker,Why I cant use that drive like Windows
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Installing Linux and Windows on SSD and HDD from scratch

There are quite a lot of questions like this but they are either unanswered or aren't enough to make me fully understand how to do this. I just bought parts for a new computer, so I have a fresh and ...
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How do i install Windows 7 on seperate hdd and ubuntu on a separate drive?

I just acquired a new ssd such that don't have to use inventor through some virtual machine with windows on my ubuntu, but the problem is, how do i easily install windows on my second hard drive, ...
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Should I put my /var on an SSD partition?

I know that people asked about it - whether to put your /var partition on SSD? Why and why not? Many people said that it's not good idea to put it to SSD cause it wears off the SSD and can harm your ...
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System does not boot after installing ubuntu 14?

I have formatted ubuntu 15.04 and installed ubuntu 14.02 in main hard-disk. I have another two other internal hard disk of 3 TB. Main : 256 GB Other : 2 TB Other : 1 TB ...
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Cannot access folders shared on the second hdd

I have two folders shared using samba. One folder is in /home/y directory on the ssd and the second one on the second hdd mounted as /media/y/hdd. I can access the first, but I've got the message ...
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Stop jbd2 writing to hdd

I have /dev/sdb as a storage drive. (used very rarely) I would like to use TLP or hdparm to power it off when not used to save power. However when I monitor disk's activity with watch iostat -d ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 14.05 because of a problem with the hard drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a 500 GB hard drive that had Windows XP on it and it was a very slow drive(Also 4 months ago I stupidly used a fridge magnet to try to erase the drive). I put in the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on blank hard drive for 2013 Macbook Pro

I got a Macbook Pro from a friend of mine, no hard drive. So I thought, I'll just toss an old hard drive into it and install Ubuntu from a flash drive. Unfortunately, when I try to boot with an ...
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Is it safe to leave home folder on an SSD?

I just got a new laptop which came with a 500gb SSD and a 1tb HDD. On the SSD there was a Windows 10 install. I partitioned the SSD and now have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed on it. I have not ...
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Turn HDD in sleep

I have a laptop with a SSD and a HDD. I used the disks application from Ubuntu to put hem into sleep after a specific time. Works beautifully, but when my laptop wakes from sleep, the HDD isn't ...
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Hard Drive Failure: Failed to read, Failed to Mount

We have a hard drive in an older HP laptop that has failed but does not have a complete back up. We can't boot Windows at all--just get a hard disk error. I installed Ubuntu to a USB (from a working ...
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Internal HDD not showing when boot Ubuntu from Flash drive for data recovery

I am getting error 'operating System Not Found' when booting my Sony Vaio laptop with windows 7 OS. I checked the booting priority- first is internal HDD. In bios the HDD drive size show around 600 GB ...
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A user can't access hard disks and USB flash drives

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and I have 5 users (including guest). One of them is totally broken! It's name is Foo (And it is an administrator). When I log in to this user, nothing appears but desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 to OEM resize/recover unknown partitions

I have really tried to search forums for my exact problem, but I just cannot seem find a direction to go. I have several linux and Windows partitioned Fujitsu MAP3367NP SCSI hard drives, and I need to ...
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Gnome Disk Utility groups two separate external drives into one graphic — how do I ungroup them?

Ubuntu 15.10 - Unity I have two identical external 256 GB SSDs. They are the same model (MX100), each in their own, identical enclosure (Inateck NS1066) /dev/sdc Ubuntu is installed here, so it ...
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Run script as root immediately after login to gui

Because of some reason, my harddrives spin up after I log in to my account. In rc.local is a hdparm -y /dev/sda (sda is my Data Raid that is never mounted in linux, only used for video cutting in ...
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Small hard drive, best way to use SD card?

I've installed Linux on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. So far it's awesome and so much more useful than Chrome OS, but it has a tiny SSD size of 16gb. It has an SD card reader and I have a 32gb SD card I'm ...
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Something like 'nice', to control hard drive access? [duplicate]

I want to run a task that is intensive on hard drive access, and I don't want it to freeze my PC. I know through nice I can control CPU use. Is there a way to restrain both CPU and hard drive use?
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HDD trunk folders not visible

I have a laptop with ubuntu 14.04, and an external Hitachi 2TB HDD initially formatted with windows (so NTFS). For some reason, the laptop is not capable of reading the trunk directory of the HDD. It ...
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Can I use a SSD Master, & mirror it with a HDD?

As the name suggests,I haven't used Ubuntu past the stage of just trying it out so far. I have grown to see though that it is a great OS & am currently typing this on a laptop that belongs to my ...
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mdadm: partition is not a block device

I was trying to create a RAID 1 partition by running the command mdadm --create /dev/md0 --verbose --metadata=0.9 --raid-devices=2 --level=raid1 --run /dev/sdc1 missing. But mdadm's response was: ...
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I have a 256gb SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary - best to store the home folder where?

I've got a 256GB SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary. I've already gone through the steps of storing my large Dropbox folder on the secondary. I can at the moment easily fit the home folder on the ...