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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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Problems with a HFS+ hdd on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD with one partition formatted as HFS+. I tried pretty much everything to make it readable (not even writable) from Ubuntu Server, but had no success. I tried: ...
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The pernicious USB-stick stall problem. Is it fixed in 14.04?

There's a known bug in Ubuntu that causes the system to freeze when copying files to a external hard drive (see http://unix.stackexchange.com/q/107703/56755 and http://lwn.net/Articles/572911/). I ...
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Ubuntu 14 Installed on External Hard Drive Random Crashes

I have installed Ubuntu 14 onto my external hard drive and everything initially works great. However after an apparently random amount of time (although this has happened every time I have been ...
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How to re-create the partition table?

I accidentally dd the first 512 bytes using dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 and the partition table is now gone. Is there ANY way to re-create the partition table(/dev/sdb). My hard ...
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copying files without rewriting

I am using two hdds in my small server and i copied hdd1 to hdd2 via "dd". Now hdd2 is my backup and i want to keep it up-to-date, but i dont want to dd every now and then. Id like to regularly copy ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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Dual booting Windows8 and Ubuntu on 2 separate drives: the allocation slider: What is left what is right

So I just added an old 120GB HDD that I scavenged from my dead xbox360 to my computer, and it works perfectly, I have used it already on windows simply to store files. Now I want to use it to dual ...
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Moving GRUB from HDD to SSD - Dualboot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

Recently I acquired an SSD and decided to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on it and use my HDD as Data Storage. However, I seem to have installed GRUB onto the HDD and not the SSD, which has not ...
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can ubuntu work with ntfs file system partitions?? i mean could it read and write its contents or not?

i am thinking of switching to ubuntu,,, here are some things that i am concerned about: does ubuntu supports the usage(read/write) of previous data (from windows formatted NTFS drives) or i have to ...
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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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Rest (Other Than Root) of partition is not showing

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time after Google few pages. Everything is working pretty well except below problem. I've already installed various updates. Problem : I've 500 Gb hard ...
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setting of GRUB for two Linux distributions installed to two separate hard disks

I installed a second hard disk to my laptop so that I can test on new Linux distribution without trashing my working one. I did the following: Installed Linux Mint 15 to my first drive sda and use ...
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Can't figure how to boot to Ubuntu on the second drive, just boots to Windows

I have about 4 hard drives in my computer and decided to put Ubuntu on the 80gb one. I managed to install it, though the hard drive still shows up as empty when I'm in Windows, and I can't figure out ...
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Western Digital hard drive crash

I am building a new linux computer with a larger hard drive. I thought that I could install my old Western Digital hard drive in my new computer, set my new hard drive as my boot drive and after ...
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Help to find partition on ubuntu

Recently when trying to turn on the computer (win 7 64bit) it began to occur the legendary bsod making it to restart over and over. When trying to repair the problem the computer freezes on a black ...
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Hard disk usage

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit in my laptop. I used the entire disk (500 GB). Now the disk looks like this: Filesystem partition1 496GB ext4 Extended partition2 4.3GB Swap partition5 4.3GB ...
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New Ubuntu Convert can't access external hard drive files / folders from iMac

I overwrote my iMac Mavericks OS with Ubuntu 14.04. Since then, I am having difficulties easily moving files and folders from the external hard drive (used with Mavericks). I am HOPING to be able to ...
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About partition of harddisk [duplicate]

I had 320GB hard disk which had 5 partitions C:95GB,D:60GB,E:60GB,F:24GB,G:48GB. I was installing ubuntu 8.0 before 3yrs it would show correct path to install or separate partition to install.Now in ...
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Accidentally wiped my hard drive during installation

Hello and thank you for any help. I have a Lenovo Yoga 11s and I wanted to try out using Ubuntu on it. I have used Linux a little bit in the past, but I would still consider myself a complete novice ...
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how to copy the contents of hard drive to a external media using live cd

i am currently on a live CD and i want to copy down all the data present in my hard disk now so in short how to do it. i am in trouble. i want to recover all the files that were saved in my hard ...
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Ubuntu stuck at black screen with pink diagonal lines after selecting “Try Ubuntu.” (Update - Still need help)

I'm trying to follow the instructions from this site (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/), but after selecting "Try ...
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Problem with Ubuntu install onto secondary HDD, no GRUB [duplicate]

I have two drives in my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. One Samsung SSD and one Hitachi HDD via HDD frame. I tried to install Ubuntu onto my HDD. I made a partition for Ubuntu. In the beginning of the ...
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Change installation path / move programs

I am using a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I created Ubuntu (home directory, etc.) on the SSD and stored some data (music, photos) on the HDD. Sadly the SSD is now full because of my games and programs. I ...
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windows install can't find hard drive after uninstalling ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a dell xps gen 5, which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and put VirtualBox on to have windows available. It worked fine, till a "recommended update". VirtualBox no longer worked and Ubuntu kept ...
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How do I decrypt BitLocker-encrypted external hard drive on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a 1TB Transcend external Hard drive, which is already encrypted with BitLocker (Windows feature for encrypting drives), I removed my Windows OS and now using Ubuntu 14.04 but unfortunately ...
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External HDD not recognized

I just installed 14.04 on a new computer, and attached my old SATA 500GB HDD via USB external enclosure, but it isn't recognized. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Even GParted doesn't see the ...
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Unable to use Encrypted HDD on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop

I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on an Intel 64bit system. I have a Western Digital External HDD that I use to transfer data from a Windows laptop to my Ubuntu Laptop with no problems. Due to safety ...
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External HDD working on Ubuntu Live CD but not Ubuntu server

I have an external USB 3.0 drive that works when plugged into a Windows 8 machine and when running an Ubuntu live CD. It will mount and is accessible as both FAT32 and EXT4 in the live CD. When ...
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Cannot access my second internal HDD 1TB on latest Ubuntu

I just installed Latest Ubuntu x64 from USB. All was OK. Installed on my Win 8.1 with option "replace your current Windows with Ubuntu". (Not dual boot with Windows,) My question: How to get in to my ...
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Restore dead Partition on hard disk

Volume on which I had installed my ubuntu died. The other one (600GB) is working good and I can write and delete. But I can't Open "partition 1" Is there any way to restore it's content? ...
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How to detect all 10 disk drives on 2 Port Multipliers attached to Marvell 88SE9130 based HBA?

I installed a SilverStone EC05 SATA HBA/RAID controller on a Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic. This EC05 PCI Express card is based on a Marvell 88SE9130 chip. lspci detects the ...
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Can't boot without another HDD [duplicate]

I've two problems: I took my old HDD and put it in a hard-drive enclosure. Then I connected this to an notebook which is running on Windows Vista. I also connected a USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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XFS partiton: can't fix missing superblock issues

My 1.4 TB drive in my MythTV system died while I was away last week and I can't seem to get to a next stage in seeing what's wrong. fdisk -l does not show the drive. sudo lsblk -o ...
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Moving Encrypted Folders

How can i move Encrypted folder(everything) to new Disk, my HDD that has Linux is about to blow, its so slow. So I bought SSD but, how can i move encrypted folders because my Linux folders are ...
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Explain on how to setup a JBOD Ubuntu Server?

I have 3 hard drives. Two hard drives are SATA and one is IDE. C:\ - 300 GB SATA Hard Drive D:\ - 80 GB IDE hard drive. And third disk is not installed, assume as if it was. How do I merge all three ...
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High HDD temp in my laptop

This is my output of hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB: 46°C This makes my laptop way too hot. I have dual boot and I have installed windows. My HDD does not heat up this much in ...
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Can't set assigned Ubuntu hard drive in boot sequence

I want to become a first time Ubuntu user. I have a desktop with Windows XP running on it. Now I want to set up a multi boot. I have two hard disk drives. One 60 GB with Windows XP (we call it A). ...
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How to combine multiple hard drives in ubuntu server?

So I have my main hard drive at C:\ which I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on. I have a second hard drive with nothing in it at D:\ how can I combine them? What I want: C:\ drive is 180 GB. and D:\ ...
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External Harddisk converted to UDF Volume. How to reverse?

I was trying to mount an image file over a usb. From one of forums thread I used this solution: sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/sdb I copied the image file from an external HD to my ...
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Formatting 2 hard drives through LiveCD [duplicate]

What I want to do is completely wipe the 2 HDDs that are in my laptop, erasing everything (windows, ubuntu) so its essentially factory new. From there I want to just reinstall Windows, bit I don't ...
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Why does System Monitor show two hard drives instead of one? [duplicate]

I had to reinstall Ubuntu twice; is it possible there is still some left behind data? I only have one hard drive, but System Monitor shows as if I have 2? What's with the second one?
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Accessing Hard drive enclosure through usb

I am trying to get at the files on my old dead computer with the hard drive in an enclosure. It was Ubuntu 12.04. It worked well on my desktop for a while, but I tried to boot to it on my son's ...
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reallocated sector count increases when using ubuntu!

When using Ubuntu the hard drive makes parking noise (windows 7 is silent). When I use the check disk utility the reallocated sector count tells me 1920 with 48 bad sectors. The 48 bad sectors hasn't ...
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Can I Access Hard Drive Files from Ubuntu?

Here's the thing. My windows computer is giving my a hard time getting to use my OS and my files stored. I am planning on install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB Flash and then I will try to get access to my ...
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Unable to access hard drive

I am receiving the message shown below when trying to access a hard drive on my PC! Can anyone help me with simple instructions to recover the drive? thanks you Unable to access “DATAPART1” Error ...
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Cannot access Disk settings for external USB drive and drive does not sleep

I have a Seagate Plus 4 TB external USB 3.0 hard drive and am running stock Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. The OS is running on my internal hard drive. External is for backups. I always had my drive set to ...