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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256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Struggle on partioning [No dual-boot]

I'm going to install Ubuntu and I was wondering about the partition scheme. My Setup: 256GB SSD 1TB HDD (Which is already partitioned - so 650GB would be free for my files, the rest of the HDD is ...
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mount xbox 360 formated disk

I have a game save data on a usb pen drive. Ubuntu doensnt recognize the disk file system though. I used the command fdisk -l, and tried installing netware 386 packages, but the disk still wound ...
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As soon as I get on to Ubuntu my HDD LED stops blinking

Hello I am trying to dual boot with my usb and have followed tutorials on how to make my USB a bootable device. As soon as I go into the bios I try and change the boot priority so my USB boots first ...
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New SSD installation help

So I have purchased a 250GB SSD. I have read up on the various things you can do to improve its lifetime and performance on Ubuntu. I currently have a 2TB hard drive which is 500GB full. I am ...
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Mounting a new hard drive into Ubuntu Server

I'm trying to mount a new 1TB hard drive into my plex server that I just built day before yesterday. I'm having trouble with getting it to recognize the hard drive outside of being /dev/sdb Output of ...
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Partition Scheme for Ubuntu on HDD + SSD

I'm installing ubuntu on my notebook and it currently has no SO, a 120GB ssd and a 1TB hdd. I would like to know what is the best partition scheme for me, having in mind that I'll use it mainly for ...
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Using an external SSD for /boot and / but an internal HD for /home

I've got a half dozen systems but only one so far has an internal SSD. The rest are a mix of laptops & desktops which currently boot off of their internal physical hard drives. I usually keep ...
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Using Dislocker to access a Bitlocker locked/corrupted drive Issues

I am stuck on trying to get access to files on a drive that has been damaged/locked by bitlocker. One of the users at work brought it in. I have installed/configured dislocker and am at the point, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Installation fails

so after many times I installed ubuntu on my machines, I decided to install ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell. I created LiveCD using universal usb installer and ubuntu 15.10 iso from official website + checked ...
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Need partition- /sizes/file system format exactly needed 4 desktop Ubuntu install dual boot on win7 pc

I have Win7 on a 750gb partition of a 2TB hard drive. I don't know much of anything about Linux, Ubuntu etc. But I've read articles and answers and googled for a SIMPLE answer to "how do I need to ...
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Toshiba Canvio Wireless Hard drive adapter

I have a new Toshiba Canvio Wireless hard drive adapter hooked up to a 1TB external hard drive. Toshiba only makes software for IOS, Android and Windows. I installed the exe file on to my desktop ...
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Ubuntu installer wiped hard drive without any permission?

Okay. This is incredibly serious and I need all the help I can get. I'm a music producer and all of my projects are gone, along with my entire windows 10 operating system. Let me explain how I got ...
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Impossible to erase security from an hdd

I have follow this guide http://superuser.com/a/485949/11116 to low level format my hdd. When I run hdparm --user-master u --security-erase llformat /dev/sdX it take a long time. When it finish, I ...
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Forcing Firefox to store temporary files in memory

I would like from Firefox to store temporary files in memory, in order to prevent the internal HDD from wearing out soon. What is the recommended method, using Ubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 43 ?
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ubuntu-15.10 Desktop Installation Error

Installing ubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64 on a new 3T Seagate drive and encountered the following error: "The attempt to mount a file system with type ext4 in LVM VG ubuntu-vg, LV root at /failed. You ...
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OSX journal read permission problem

I have a External Hard Drive for my Macbook pro. When I try to read files from this drive on my Ubuntu 15.10, I get permission problem for some files. I get this with 70% files but rest of 30% I can ...
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Cant See the contents of my External Hard Drive in Ububtu 14.04

I am fairly new to linux. I've Ubuntu 14.02 installed on my desktop. i used to plug in my 1TB external hard drive and get my work done there only(Study,Movies,Music etc..), I was able to access the ...
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After fresh install of Ubuntu with LVM not enough space size

i have installed Ubuntu server edition with LVM (i have 64GB SSD (on this is system) and 1TB HDD). But after boot i see only disk size of my SSD disc,but HDD disc is in "Disk Drives" as "LVM2 Physical ...
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Hardware Failure or maybe ata driver issue?

My 14.04 system has an older WDC WD1600 ATA hard drive. I frequently see ata errors but the system seems to run just fine - not sure if it just retries and works or what. This is a link to a very ...
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Same HDD shows twice in /media folder?

Noob here... THE BACK STORY So I was working at trying to mount some secondary HDDs in fstab. Both volumes are labeled with names that have spaces. Fstab didn't like me leaving spaces in the names I ...
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Proper way to mount a hfs+ dive for read and write

So I have this drive from my old Mac Pro which contains a lot of data (about 1.5TB). I switched to a Linux box (running Ubuntu 15.10) and now I need r/w access to it. I got it working using this ...
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remove Ubuntu. install on full disk, Windows on seperate disk

First off I do like Ubuntu. However on a dual boot system Ubuntu seems to corrupt Windows file by the dozen. What I propose to do (or get done for me) is to remove Ubuntu and Windows from the ...
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Corrupted Hard drive(when connected as external hard disk) not showing up in gparted, fdisk or ls

Namaste, My hard disk corrupted 8 months back while taking a backup & so I use an external hard disk now to boot(both hard disk & external hard disk has ubuntu 12.04). I have important data in ...
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Replaced Media HDD but don't know how to remove old UUID

I'm getting a prompt at startup asking about a HDD I replaced. Honestly, I just don't know what to do without breaking Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so I present for your consideration my fstab log and my blkid ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - RAID 5 volume vs capacity discrepancies

I currently have a RAID 5 setup on an Ubuntu 14.14 RAID setup includes (3) 2TB disks. The RAID /dev/md127 is showing 4.0 TB in size. Which would be correct I believe on a RAID 5 setup with 6.0 TB in ...
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Can I resize or join these partitions to only two or three partitions?

Can I rearrange these partitions? I want only a few; only one or two. I am very new to Ubuntu and almost know nothing about it. I will be highly thankful to you.
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Mount hackintosh fusion drive in ubuntu to recover data

I followed this guide http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/12/how-to-set-up-fusion-drive-on-hackintosh.html to create a fusion drive from an SSD and a HDD to speed up the pc. Something happened to the PC ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 8.1 with ssd (30 GB) and HDD (500 GB)

I've been trying to start working with UBUNTU recently and I have trouble installing it on my Dell 15Z laptop. I tried installing dual boot using the bootable Ubuntu USB. On installation, It was not ...
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Unable to access HDD only SSD which has Ubuntu 14 loaded

Just setting up a brand new unit have loaded Ubuntu 14 on to the SSD (128GB) but I do not seem to be able to access the HDD (2TB) both drives show in the drive application but the HDD is not visible ...
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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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ubuntu for battery life without TLP like decrese spin of hdd

I use an ASUS X55-CA with ubuntu 14.04 and inspite of using TLP i don't find a much change in battery drain. I like to configure mine by manually tweaking like decrese spin of hdd. Disabling some ...
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Cache a (non-root) hdd which already has data on it with bcache - possible?

Could not find any recent info on this subject, so here goes! I have a small home server with 2 disks: SSD (120 gb), formatted as /ext4 which has an Ubuntu Server 15.10 install (including /home, ...
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Problems with WD external HDD

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14 on a Raspberry Pi 2. Everything works so far except for my Western Digital 1TB Pasport (External USB HDD) which is connected by a powered usb hub ( so it has enough power ...
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ubuntu won't load from HDD. How to solve it?

I had issues with my OS and so I pulled HDD out of old PC, connected it through USB to another PC and installed ubuntu. It worked fine. Now I moved the HDD over to the old PC and It won't boot. All I ...
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HD doens't turn on again after suspending

After Ubuntu suspend and I press a key or move the mousepad, the HD doenst not wake up. So I believe because que HD led doesn't blink, but the screen is on, mouse pointer is moving. How can I track ...
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Secondary HDD (4TB) does not detect in Ubuntu

I have connected 4TB HDD as secondary drive on MY PC running Ubuntu. I have tried to configure using below command and received errors. vishnu@vishnu-pc:~$ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Does hdparm -Y suffice to stop IO on my hard drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two hard drives in my laptop. The first contains my root partition and my home partition. The second one is used for backups only. I know that hard drives break down after ...
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If I have created an LVM on one server can i move it to another?

Alright, so 2 questions here really. 1) I have already created an LVM uaing only 1 disk, if i remove this disk and put it into a new server will my data be lost or can I tranfer / create the LVM ...
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“An error occurred while mounting 0” after rebuilding computer

Ubuntu Server 14.04, installed recently with no swap partition. I was running this system just fine and was ready for "final installation" - that is, putting the components in the case, removing the ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Uses 97% of Disk

I have two disks, a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the following configuration: 7GB linux-swap on SSD / on remainder of SSD /home on HDD but I got this error: There ...
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Apache/PHP cannot write to external harddrive

I have a 2 tb external harddrive that i mounted. The drive is NTFS and is mounted at /media/server/storage The problem is, i have a script on my website that uploads files to that harddrive, ...
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how to force ubuntu to use 4k sector size

last week my HDD died and i bought a new one 500 GB Toshiba HDD it supports AF ,i installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it with LVM enabled and i made it format the HDD automatically.later when the installation ...
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How do I transfer a 32 bit installation from internal to external USB HDD and install a 64 bit system on internal

I had a 32 bit ubuntu (14.04) on my macbook pro (2010) along with the MacOsX using REFit as a boot loader. My hard drive began to be too small and some of the programs I would like to use now exists ...
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MDADM Superblock can't be read - raid 1 mirror

I have a ubuntu linux box, with a raid mirror, 2x3TB using mdadm It's not the system disk, but a raid 1 mirror that contains my files. After power cut, restarted and now getting "can't read ...
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Unknown FAT for HDD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and I'm not sure how to configure computer systems yet (although I really want to learn how it all works). I'm trying to enter into my external HDD through GUI (I don't ...
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I am having trouble mounting an internal hard disk partition and another hard disk partition doesn't shows files in it

I am using Ubuntu and Windows 7 in my computer, but lately I can't access Windows 7 since it shows a disk read error. I am able to access Ubuntu, but I can't mount or access the C: drive partition ...
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Unable to boot into ubuntu/mint on 500gb Seagate SATA drive

I assure you I have searched and this is not a duplicate; after searching I am now confused that if I should post it to superuser instead. Please suggest. I am unable to boot into my computer, ...
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Can't mount external hard drive USB

It's NTFS. It's USB3. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried the following commands: sudo fdisk -l sudo fdisk -l sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt
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extend drive on a vm qnap?

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS in my QNAP TVS-463 as a virtual machine. I had set it to 30 GB drive, but want to extend the drive to 60 GB, and I followed the steps in this guide here: ...
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Hardrive Permission

So I added a second drive for to use for back-ups. I changed the ownership, when I try to use the partition, it says that I do not have permission. Here is what mount is showing. /dev/sdb3 on ...