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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Best way to reset HDD spin-down countdown on external enclosure

I have an external HDD enclosure (RaidSonic Icy Box) and drives (HGST NAS) tends to spin-down after 5 minutes of no activity, but I need 'em to stay alive until I shut it down manually. It's normally ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 - Ubuntu does not see my SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Yoga 900 laptop. I created an Ubuntu installation usb and can try Ubuntu just fine, but it does not appear to recognize my computer's SSD. The ...
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Unity doesn't load - only desktop wallpaper in 16.04

I changed my HDD of Ubuntu 16.04 from i7 Lenovo PC (GTX-960, 32 GB) to i5 Dell PC (very old GPU, 16 GB). I ran the following commands in the recovery shell of the i5 PC: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* ...
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How can I control HDD spin down time?

I have 2 HDDs in my PC. Ubuntu is turning off the secondary HDD very quickly after about 15 minutes, which is short for me. I need to control this time. How can I do it? I tried GNOME power ...
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Ubuntu can not access other ubuntu hdd which is external

I had 14.04 ubuntu and my laptop crashed. I need to save data from there. So i created a ubuntu 14.04 live usb and put in into my desktop and boot from it. I can see my hdd now (i connected via usb ...
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undelete choise disabled in the testdisk recovery software for my ubuntu drive

i have just one drive for my ubuntu. some of my files are lossed and i try to recovery that. my losed file are in my ubuntu primary drive and id just have that drive. i used 'testdisk'. but when i ...
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How do I format my entire HDD?

Ok I have recently made some mistakes with installing some operating systems that I should have just kept on a live cd not ubuntu but another os and with my ocd when I saw my lot's of different ...
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How to install Ubuntu straight to HDD with Unetbootin?

I've heard that Unetbootin provides installing a distro straight to Hard drive instead of USB. Should I just select Hard Drive as the picture shows and click Ok or there is something else to do?
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 16.04 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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When I boot up I get an error message saying there is something wrong with my hard disk

When I boot up I get an error message saying there is something wrong with my hard disk and to continue I must press f1. How do I find out if there really is something wrong with the disk or if this ...
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Secondary hdd with swap partition: spindown?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a laptop. I have a small, 120GB SSD drive, and a secondary 1TB HDD. Today I made Linux use a swap partition that is located on that second drive. After testing things out ...
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Can't mount hard drive; “an operation is already pending”

I am trying to pull files from an internal hard drive on a laptop that I believe is completely full. Windows will not start in regular mode and does not offer the safe mode option. I have tried to ...
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Does an HP Proliant DL360 G9 is supported by Ubuntu (Any version)?

I would like to know if Ubuntu can be installed on a new server HP with this characteristics: HP Part number: 755262-B21 Specifications: HP ProLiant DL360p Gen9, Intel® Xeon® E5-2630v3 ...
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Second hard drive not detected

I have an old HP Pavilion dv9000 series laptop that I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on. The laptop is large enough to have two hard drive bays. One has one of the two original Samsung hard drives (it's ...
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Shifting Ubuntu HDD to new PC

I have a relatively very old PC: Compaq m2000 (Intel Celeron M 360 ) with just 256 MB of RAM. I was thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a portable drive on a newer PC and then using it on this ...
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Using lvm and thin provisioning (thinpool) on a PV larger than 2T

Initial problem I'm trying to make use of lvm thin volumes on Trusty 14.04 with an external drive of 3TB as the PV for the volumegroup, but for some reason this fails and the thinpool gets somehow ...
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Lubuntu 16.04LTS can't install because of unencrypted swap

I have now been struggling for days trying to install Lubuntu 16.04LTS. I have a 1.5TB drive and a 2TB drive. The 2TB drive fails consistently saying it cannot close the drive. Perhaps there is ...
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Something went wrong when I attempted to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive

I tried to do an installation of ubuntu 15.04 on an external hard drive following the instructions given in this post. I followed the steps but I most likely made a huge mistake. Currently I can't ...
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How to do Optimization of partition for small files ? (8-12 Kb)

I have to save my SELECT from database info for every company in files, size of every file ~8-9 Kb. Amount ~ 2000 000. 300 000 files it's approx - 2.2 Gb of HDD space. So I have to use a lot of free ...
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HDD mounting problem because of Win

I have a WD Elements HDD, I am using Ubuntu but from time to time I work with Windows too, so I formated it with NTFS (compatible with most devices, as the description says), as I see now I should ...
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how would ubuntu 14.04 run on my hardware

ok so im very new to ubuntu im building a new computer and im tired of dealing with microsoft related bs and im making the plunge into ubuntu and im just wondering how ubuntu 14.04 would run on the ...
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14.04 - jbd2 and kworker constantly writing to disk

jbd2 and kworker are writing to the disk every few seconds. Although there are a lot of questions related to this topic (as for example 12.04 Excessive hard disk activity), I could not solve it. My ...
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How to store program files on a secondary drive?

My Linux OS is installed onto a SSD. I don't want too many program files on my SSD. I understand that not all software files for a program can be stored on a secondary drive. However, I do have a ...
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How can I delete encrypted files to recover HDD space?

I tried to re-install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I unknowingly checked on the option of Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security. Unfortunately I stopped the installation at midway, and then began ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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XUBUNTU can not find the hard disk

I want to install xubuntu but the installer do not recognize HDD-0. I've try different things but nothing fixed that. In Live System the hdd is visible; also the 3 Windows partitions and the free RAW ...
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how to fix the hard-drive Bad Sector

I tried to fix my hard drive using Ubuntu but I found that message and didn't know what to do with.... I need to fix my bad sectors fsck /dev/sdb fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.5 ...
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ata2.00 failed to enable aa

I'm new to the world of Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS yesterday on a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and till now I already recognized, that Lenovo is a bit infamous for this problem. So when I boot up the ...
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Noob needs help with fresh install of Ubuntu

To be as brief as possible: We have an old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop that had an OS/hard drive crash a year or so ago. Destroyed the hard drive and was going to send the laptop off for recycling but ...
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Annoying clicking noise on Asus 1018p, how to turn it off?

I use Ubuntu 10.10 on my Asus 1018p. Every few second I heare an clicking noise of my hdd. How can I turn it off?
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any help with this … that is the second time for this to appear , ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

unable to access 529 GB Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ahmad/01D1065EFB83B3E0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda3" ...
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Disk has disapeared, Raid 1 appears to have changed disks :( and emergency mode!

What a muddle....I had managed to set up a Ubuntu 16 server utilising a software RAID 1=(sda & sdb) Had added a second disc mounted to /media/BackupDrive sdc. all with samba, all was well :) ...
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Enlarge a local partition by adding cloud storage?

I use Win 10, PC-BSD, OpenBSD and ubuntu. On Ubuntu I only have 15 GB left on my largest partition. Is it possible to install some program that will enable my partition to grow larger, e.g. like ...
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Bad sectors and partitions

I had windows 10, tried changing into Ubuntu, saw the error I/O, did some reading and used the command in How to run a checkdisk? sudo badblocks -nsv /dev/[device-partition] > bad-blocks It ran ...
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Cannot Mount Harddisk from Macbook to recover files

I've looked around and cannot find a solution to this problem. I am working on an old Macbook that died and am trying to salvage some files form the disk. I am Using Ubuntu live to try and accomplish ...
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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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How to Share existing ntfs partition to windows network with specific users

Im a newbie in Ubuntu so I need all the help I can get. Here's my situation: I have an hdd with 2 NTFS partitions: 1. Windows System & 2. Data What I would like to accomplish is to put this hdd ...
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How can I fix overlapping partitions ?

How can I fix this, Here is my fdisk -l -u /dev/sda output: Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS unrecognized hard drive — not enough disk space to install

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a partitioned windows 10 laptop (Dell XPS 13 9350, 250 GB SSD, intel i5-6200u @ 2.30GHz CPU, 8 GB of ram). I've livebooted it without issue from a USB, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not detecting free space

I have a 500GB hard disk. And I currently have a C: drive containing 80GB, a D: containing 280GB, and a system reserved drive with 349MB. I have free space of 104gb approximately which I emptied for ...
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Setting up hard drive in QEMU+KVM?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I am using QEMU+KVM+OVMF for a Windows VM. Is there a way to mount physical hard drives to the VM only without using a container, as well as keep the data that is ...
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How to do RAID 0 or 1 on Chromebook(Hear me out before you say not Ubuntu)? [on hold]

I am a amateur at Chromebook just saying! Ok,so I just recently bought a HP Chromebook 14-ak010nr from hp.com. After a few days, I got tired of the 16 GB storage when trying to dual-boot Ubuntu(even ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with less than 25GB hard disk space?

I have a limited amount of free disk space left on my machine, (around 9 - 10 GB), and I would like to try out the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my computer, so my question is that, Is it possible to ...
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ERROR: The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed

I keep getting the error message "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed" when trying to install from a USB flash drive. My hard drive is brand new and is totally ...
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How to prevent ubuntu from automatically mounting plugged in storage

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sometimes I have to rescue data from failing storage. So my computer has a LSI sas- and a intel sata-controller - both are able to hotplug diskdrives. When I plug in ...
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Filesystem/RAID configuration to stripe/mirror three hard drives

I have 3 HDDs in my workstation: 1.5 TB (drive "A") 2TB (drive "B") 4TB (drive "C") I am doing a fresh install of 16.04. I would like to find a filesystem/RAID configuration that allows me to ...
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Is there are way to read from a windows storage space from Ubuntu?

I have a windows storage space setup on my windows 10 instalation. The storage space includes only a single NTFS drive (sdb) and the drive is only used for storing media, windows is installed on a ...
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Access' permissian to HDD for standard user on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

How can make an entry in fstab to mount UUID of the relevant disk to media/Data on ubuntu 14.04?
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Permission denied even when run with sudo

I have a large 3TB NTFS formatted hard drive in my PC which I use for storage. I am trying to back it up onto an external drive. Every 6 months when I upgrade ubuntu I copy my home directory into ...
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How to set up Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to backup an ext4 file system?

I just bought me a Transcend StoreJet 25M3 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drive to back up data from my laptop running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried unison file synchronizer, but I got errors Failed to set ...