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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unable to find my hard drives in ubuntu 14.04 in device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my old pc by erasing Windows 7. When I opened my files in Ubuntu, I didn't find my hard drives under Device. The only one option available was Computer. Is there ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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Complete I/O error HDD after doing dd

Ok, before reading this, I just want to say that this is not a duplicate post. I once owned a Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB that contains Windows 8. After messing up a bit, it restarted and what I saw ...
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How can i mount a drive that does not want to mount?

I started off with previous versions of Lubuntu and settled on 14.10. using the box as a file server and/or torrent box. Upgraded from smaller to larger hard drives over time. The last HDD was 750GB. ...
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Change hard drive apm setting - spin down [duplicate]

My external USB hard drive is spinning down very fast (after about 1 minute). I remember I changed once the power management configuration which is inside the disk (Setting in flash ROM or something ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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How do I make the Ubuntu live CD play nice with my SATA controller?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 successfully on my machine. Unfortunately, I need to repartition the drive containing the / mount point as well as the windows start partition. For this, I ...
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Ubuntu + Windows Fails [duplicate]

I want to put windows and Ubuntu together in one pc (seems possible xD). I reduce my hard drive to 150GB and install Ubuntu 14.04 on that. All easily. He installed all well and I restart it. Then ...
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Thinkpad T440p Hard drive noise- Ubuntu 14.04

At this point I can't remember what my computer sounded like when I ran Windows, but regardless there is a constant hard drive noise that is bothering me- I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. It is a whirring ...
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How can I partition my hard drive before installation? [duplicate]

I have been booting Ubuntu 14.04 through a USB and trying to install it, but when I get to the part that has to do with the hard drive, if I go through it normally by letting it edit the HDD itself, ...
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Software RAID 1 is only showing half its expected capacity

While installing Ubuntu 14.10 I manually partitioned and set up software RAID 1. I have 4 HDDs, each 2 TB. On each drive I set 8 GB of swap space and made the rest ext4 and bootable (both as software ...
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Primary VS. Logical Types When Using Manual Partitioning At Ubuntu Installation

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I apologize beforehand if my terminology is incorrect. I'm constantly learning new things with all of this! I am working with Ubuntu 14.04 (I believe.) LTS. I read very ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard disk, disk letter changes

I have a serious problem installing ubuntu on my external hard disk. During installation i press "something else". It says that the external HDD is /dev/sdc. I install Ubuntu and bootloader there. ...
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Convert external hard drive RAW to NTFS partition [duplicate]

I have hard drive (in RAW format) having corrupted windows in it. I want to convert my hard drive from RAW to NTFS. I tried EaseUS and other recovery software in Windows system (by removing corrupted ...
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Retreave file names and directory structure with testdisk

So a few months ago I accidentally reformatted my external hard drive instead of my flash drive using startup disk creator. I already asked a question found here Unformat a drive? on what software I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Issues

I am trying to instal Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from a USB however I am having issues. Hardware; Dell Optiplex 160GB WD HD 6GB RAM Intel core 2 duo 64 bit I had Ubuntu 12.0.4 installed until ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary? [closed]

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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Second drive not allowing user accounts access

This problem recently started when I added about 5 new user accounts to the workstation, Before that this problem did not exist. I am running Ubuntu on a SSD and have two other drives that contain ...
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Dell 7537 syslog over 40 GB

I am a new user and not a techie, but i love ubuntu. I am at 14.10 currently and have almost 60GB allocated to /var but lately the /var folder has been eating up almost over 40GB of space, the last ...
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Shouldn't have left SATA port empty when creating RAID?

I recently added an md RAID5 to one of my computers. The boot & root filesystems were on the motherboard's SATA port 1, which became /dev/sda. I left port 2 empty for future use (oops?!) and ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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SSD, HDD And Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've ordered an SSD (Cosair Force LX 128GB) I have a HDD (Seagate Barricuda 320GB 72RPM) Im still building my Custom pc. i have to get a mobo, ram, cpu, and psu. so im still using my old Dell ...
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Hard disk fails sometimes

I'm using Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0-48. Sometimes the system fails to boot. Sometimes it hangs at the boot process just before the welcome login, and sometime grub fails to load the kernel and show error ...
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Seagate Expansion drive is not detecting

I am trying to connect my seagate 1Tb expansion drive with my ubuntu. drive is not detecting in my system. I tried many forum questions but nothing worked for me. I tried this command in terminal as ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 TLS plus Hardware RAID

I have just completed hadrware installation of my new RAID server which will run with Ubuntu Server OS. I have installed Ubuntu Server OS and everything run seemingly without problems. However, I ...
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Ubuntu won't recognize new hard drive on my Mac

The original drive in my mid 2012 MBP 9-2 died and I replaced it with a completely new drive. Instead of re-installing OSX I decided I would give Ubuntu a try but I'm having some troubles installing ...
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Getting '??? ???' when trying to install Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my older laptop and whenever I get to the format your hard drive part it pops up with the message ??? ???. I am pretty sure it is to do with how my partitions were set ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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Computer Won't read hard drive

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my friend's laptop to check disk drive problems as my laptop won't read the hard drive. I thought the hard drive was the problem, but it ran fine in my ...
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Read error rate is 20,000 times higher than the threshold?

So I've been attempting to fix a friend's HP laptop (model number unknown) for a few days ago. Hard drive errors. My usual idiot self decided that he wouldn't make SMART testing the first thing he'd ...
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Why is my non-system HDD cannot spin down?

My non-system (/media) HDD unfortunatly wakes up from sleep after around 1-2 min. I tried to investigate which process could request an access to hdd while sleep with the help of thes thread: ...
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retrieve data from a quick formatted drive [duplicate]

I’m looking at a drive that failed (bad sectors). It was quick formatted and an attempt to install Windows failed. Then CloneZilla was used to make an image to an external HD. Ubuntu Disks reports 0% ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “Unable to access” HDD

I have three external hard drives, one 1TB and two 3TB drives, all formatted as exFAT. They all used to work fine; two still do. But now, when I click on one of the 3TB drives in Nautilus, I get an ...
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Problem mounting my external hard disk

I'm unable to access any data from my external hard disk, because I can't mount it. namrata@fighter:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 003: ID 125f:a31a A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. Bus 001 Device 001: ID ...
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Generate decryption key for manual recovery

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm just learning Linux now. I did try to find the answer first before posting, but could not. Got lots of stuff on encryption, but not the answer I needed. I installed Ubuntu ...
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WD 3T usb 3 external failed mount at boot time

Newly bought a WD My Book 3T USB3 external hdd. Connect to my laptop (dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04), Repartitioned, reformatted, ntfs, ext4, etc. So far so good. Connecting to my (OLD) ...
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drive set up? sorry I need help [closed]

so I have Ubuntu set up on my SSD. however I want to save everything to my HDD how do I set this up.... sorry I'm a windows user and a Linux noob and I don’t really know what I'm doing.
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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At startup HDD not recognised [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my SSD (alongside Windows 7). I've also got a HDD installed with all my documents etc. Whenever I want to access the HDD after startup (in Ubuntu) it is not recognised: ...
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If I resize a windows partition for install will that cause data loss?

I have a 40GB hard drive with 26GB free with a single partition with an ntfs file system that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. If I resize the windows partition for the installation, will the ...
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How to install for use on another computer?

I'm trying to install ubuntu for my gaming desktop I am currently building. My current workplace is my laptop. How do I install a temporary (yet generic) install onto the blanked hard drive without ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 install boots on my pc, but not any others [duplicate]

So recently I decided I'd start learning Linux, having 10+ years experience with Windows and feeling quite competent with that OS. I got a 500gb external HDD, formatted it etc with Rufus and created a ...
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Change Default Program Install Path from SSD to Secondary HDD [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Kingston 120 GB SSD. I plan on installing several programs, including Steam, that will take up quite a bit of space, so I installed, formatted, and partitioned a ...
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Can't get rid of sda5 partition

The other day I tried installing Ubuntu using the HDD encryption option. Something went wrong in the process and the installation failed, so I tried again, this time without encrypting. I discovered ...
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Disable a drive for a specific user

I've just made a new user account for a friend of mine. But I don't want him to have access to my data drive ( it's not the drive where ubuntu is installed on but just a data drive ). How can I ...
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Are there any performance loss and lifespan risk for using NTFS on Linux? [duplicate]

I often use a virtual machine to do something, but virtual hard disks are large and the SSD on my laptop is small. So I bought a 1TB HDD mobile hard drive to store most of my data. By default it is ...
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Can't access HDD after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Recently I tried installing Ubuntu as a second OS next to Windows 7. I got one SSD for the OS and a HDD for my files etc. I tried installing it on the SSD but it kept failing, so I decided to delete ...
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Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu

I recently acquired two 750gb HDDs. Not knowing the previous owner, I used dd to format them. Formatting them was easy, (dd bs=8M if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb) it went without a hitch, and I figured I'd ...
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Crashed Ubuntu 12.04 Server -> Need Help Recovering & Transitioning To New Server

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a single 2 TB hard drive in a somewhat-older small form-factor (SFF) PC for a while now. I had a headless CrashPlan client installed on it to back up ...
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Can't access my hard drive with my windows files

I'm running Ubuntu 12.4 from a flash drive so that I can recover my windows files because my laptop is experiencing boot loop. How to locate my hard drive with my windows files? ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ...