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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steam error : do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again

I have installed steam but appears a message steam error : "do not have enough disk space available to run this game please free up some disk space and try again" whereas my hard drive its free ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB drive with one SSD and one HHD Raid 0

Unfortunately my understanding of partitioning and RAID is almost nothing and when I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop (with one HHD and no RAID) and had not problems so I am new to this. Here is my ...
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Help Installing Dual Boot Ubuntu on Secondary Hard Drive that has Stuff on it [migrated]

I have partitioned my disks like so. My plan was to install Elementary OS Freya (Based on Ubuntu) on my larger 1TB driver under the 64GB partition. When I go to install it, I get this. My secondary ...
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Connecting two computers with usb

I bought a dual usb from belkin a little bit ago, it has the chip in the middle and is designed for dual computer use. Problem is, it seems its only for transferring files from PC to PC with the ...
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How can I recover Endpoint Encryption bootloader?

I have a bit of a problem. I have a Win 7 partition encrypted with Mcafee Endpoint Encryption. I used to boot with MEE, but GRUB replaced that bootloader. I made the huge mistake of not making a ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS over HP Proliant MicroServer G7 N40L | Rebuild RAID 1

I am doing testing with an HP Proliant Microserver G7 N40L that I acquire recently. I want to configurate 2 hard disks (1 TB per hard disk) in RAID 1 array. I mounted the volume like this video and I ...
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Why does ubuntu 15.04 not detect my hard drive?

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I try to install Ubuntu via pen drive on the machine, the partition slider(Not the advanced partitioning tool) is showing the pen drive as the storage drive. I want ...
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NTFS drive does not automounts

I have an NTFS drive that is set to automount at startup but for some reason it doesn't. (There is another drive with same properties that does.) Any ideas why?
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How to install steam games to an external hard drive? What do i do?

I've looked everywhere on the internet for a working answer on this, but all ive found doesn't work. I am trying, and have been for several days now, to install steam games to my 500gb external hard ...
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installation of 15.04 rendered two hard drives invisible to both windows and Ubuntu, but not to disk management software

I installed 15.04 as a dual boot on an external HD attached to a Lenovo T520i running Windows Pro 64. It worked well. I then installed 15.04 on an HP Pavillion E017DX running Windows 8.1 Home using ...
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Clean install of ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on PC. Will not boot & bios shows no HDD only DVD?

I am new to this. I have just bought a new 1TB HDD and it is the only drive in my Desktop PC. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTE and copied it to DVD and did a clean installation. After the system ...
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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 clone a hard drive to an image that I can open later?

I need to make a (preferably) mountable image of an 80GB Hdd, and store it on another hard drive. Is there some way that I can do this without losing data? Thanks for the answers I've received so ...
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Adding Disks With LVM

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere on here before (I even found kinda a guide here, but seemed to be a bit spotty and incomplete) but I was wondering if someone could assist me or at least ...
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Plex Media Server: Won't find media External Hard Drive

I am attempting to turn an older PC into a home media server with Ubuntu 12.04 using Plex Media Server. I have a newer WD 2 TB external USB HD with all of my media on it. I can not for the life of ...
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In terminal, what is the path of my HDDs?

I have 2 * 500-GB HDDs. What is the path for each of the disks? On OSX I can just do: $ cd /Volumes/DiskName/FooDirectory How can I do that on Ubuntu? How can I navigate to files in a HDD using a ...
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Why did my Gparted operation fail during the file system check?

I was trying to move free space from my ubuntu partiton to my windows partiton, but i got an error message. I was trying to follow these instrucitons with a bit of variaton due to a different setup (I ...
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HDD makes tick noise every second

I just bought a SSD to replace the HDD in my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3521). So I migrated the windows partition, root partition of Ubuntu, and make a bcache caching partition for /home which stays on ...
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Why no swap partitions on SSD drives?

I often read that one should not place swap partitions on a SSD drive, as this may harm the device. Is this true? Can you please explain the reason to me? Because I otherwise would have thought that ...
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Ubuntu file/donwload/ssh server raid system help

Two hard drives failure in two months, finally I think I should have a file server with raid 5 to protect my data. this server is mainly keeping all my pics, personal video, backup documents and ...
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Adding a Second Hard Drive to a Ubuntu Server

I am thinking about installing a second hard drive into my ubuntu server. How hard is it to do this bearing in mind that it's a server and has no GUI. Also is there some way to merge the 2 hard drives ...
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Force format an external HDD

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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I keep running out of space and I have a second disk that I can use, how to format and make accessible

I need to format a second hard drive for use by Ubuntu 15.04. I have two disks of approx. 310 GB each. One drive is in use by Ubuntu. That one keeps running out of room (though I use sudo apt-get ...
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Recovery of ext3 partition from dead external hard drive [on hold]

I was booting to a Ubuntu on an ext3 partition on an external hard drive. This has been my way of remaining true to Linux even in an what appears to be a increasingly Windows/Mac driven world. But now ...
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How to securily erase hard drive with ubuntu live cd?

I want to sell my old SSD on ebay. How do I prepare the hard drive to protect my personal data and get the hard drive in a good shape using a ubuntu live cd?
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How do I generate a GRUB configuration file for another disk?

Assume I have two disks that both have Ubuntu installed on them. One is an internal drive and the other is an external drive (though this doesn't really matter). This procedure is running on the ...
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How do I check the integrity of a storage medium (hard disk or flash drive)?

I've run across (personally or by proxy) a bunch of storage media that exhibited physical problems during their life. Hard disks, solid state drives and other flash storage media all fail after some ...
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Mounting Drives as user at startup (FSTAB)

I am running Ubuntu and have been having some trouble mounting my 2nd internal HDD. It would mount with settings made by Disks program but would mount and be owned by root at startup even though I ...
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External HDD is not unmounting properly

I have just bought a Seagate 1TB Expansion. When I right click on the icon in the Launcher, it says 'Unmount'. However, previously it has said 'Safely remove', where it has unmounted then removed the ...
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Just installed Ubuntu, runs slow on HDD but Windows doesn't

I've just installed Ubuntu on my hard-drive, and the entire operating system is really sluggish. For example, opening applications and browsing files takes a very long time and is very unresponsive. ...
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install Ubuntu server from internal HDD

I am using an old laptop from a business. The DVD drive wont open and no matter what I do in win7, I cannot get USB ports to work. Ethernet and wifi are fine. I want to set this laptop up as an ...
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/dev/sda1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found

I was using my Ubuntu 2015.04 (with ecryptfs-encrypted user home) laptop normally when suddenly, the hard drive became read-only. I rebooted and now it is stuck on this: [ 0.703206] ACPI PCC ...
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drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive

Where can I find drivers for Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive? Windows 7 compatible drivers would also be nice
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How to Install Ubuntu on Sony Vaio VPCEG1BFX/ What's Best Ubuntu version for Windows 7?

I want to first say that I've spent the past few days searching for different variations of this question without luck. So I apologize if this has been asked before. How We Got Here A few days ago ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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Want to test Ubuntu Hard Drive from a Windows 7

I'm just an intern trying to do my best job here, and the company I work with asked me to do the following: Send data from a Windows 7 PC to one using Ubuntu via an ethernet cable. So I learned about ...
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Making /media/mightyalex200/Data ( NTFS HDD) a RWX

I need to make /media/mightyalex200/Data accessible for me (or everybody) as RWX. The only problem is that the Data HDD is a NTFS drive and I have no idea how to use ntfs-3g. I'm also new to Ubuntu ...
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How to check hard disk performance

How to check the performance of a hard drive (Either via terminal or GUI). The write speed. The read speed. Cache size and speed. Random speed.
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How to setup linux on drive d without removing windows on drive c and other drives

I am a starter in Linux. I was having a windows laptop with the hard drive split into 5 drives. Drive C Windows 8.1, Drive D and G empty. Other drives has important data. I want install Linux on ...
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Cant mount drive, could this be a zero-length partition?

sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/k mount: /dev/sdc1: can't read superblock sudo mkfs.ext4 -n /dev/sdc mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdc is entire device, not just one partition! Proceed anyway? (y,n) ...
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HDD initially invisible after startup for applications but not for Ubuntu itself

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, so I hope someone can help to solve this problem or guide me to get in the right direction. I have installed Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS on a new AMD A4-5000 APU. The OS is ...
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Create folder and move files from one drive to another

I am totally new to ubuntu and I had installed ubuntu on a 8GB virtual disk using Virtualbox.Then I added another virtual drive to ubuntu (Ubuntu Disk 2) of 4 gb as follows Then I formatted the new ...
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USB HDD not readable on two usb ports

I have a System76 Kudu Pro. I have a usb hard disk that I use all the time. One day when it was plugged in and running I hit some keys (I don't know which) and now Ubuntu won't recognize that hard ...
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NTFS external hard drive fixing [closed]

I have a 1tb external hard drive which I partitioned into four parts but only the first two can open the rest they don't and a crc error is displayed when attempting to open. The disk have been using ...
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Possible to recover from bad fsck?

I had a 3TB WD Red disk with movies and music in my HTPC(with ext4 filesystem). A few days ago the power supply gave up so I took the disk, put it an external USB case in which I usually have a 2TB ...
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NTFS drive Permissions on new files/folders with Plex

So as the only user that uses this computer if I add a new folder or file into my external hard drive, the same drive I use for my Plex Media Server, from another computer, device, etc. Does that or ...
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HDD exfat partition will not mount

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 dual booted with windows 7 (on separate SSDs) and just stored all of my music on my 1.5 TB HDD (which is formatted as an exfat partition). Everything was working fine for a ...
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Encrypted Drives

I have just made a huge mistake. I encrypted my boot drive and now cannot boot. is there a way to unencrypt my drive in the setup or bios?
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root file system mounts as read only after some time

My root (/) file system get remounted as read only after the system has been up for some time. This seems to vary from 3 hours to 48 hours. This system is running Ubuntu desktop 14.04. Its primary ...