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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Ubuntu 15.04 checking an ext4 partition on every boot

I have gone through other posts similar to my question, but i tried all solutions/ or their methods dont apply to my case. there is no /forcefsck file on my system. fstab contents: ...
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Using LVM in the already running Ubuntu system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 dual booting Windows 10. I had one hard drive and now I've added another. I've allocated around 840GB for Ubuntu. In the past I've been able to mount this drive to ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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Disk full after copying between external HDDs

I was copying 500 GB files from an external HDD to another external HDD and suddenly the local memory was running out? When the copy was completed I rebooted and I get now a black screen. Logged in ...
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Shotwell : how to browse external library without external drive plugged-in

My laptop hard drive is running out of space so I decided to put my entire photo library (33000+ pictures, 160 Gb) on a dedicated external hard drive. The process went smoothly ... until I found out ...
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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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System very slow except while running Smartmontools selftest

I am quite new to Ubuntu. I have a L430 Lenovo with i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 , 4GB Ram, dual boot with Windows 7. HDD 500 GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSY. Every 10/15 seconds the HDD light turns on for 2-3 ...
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mystery of missing file modifications (hybrid drive + Ubuntu 12.04)

Last week (Sep 10) I worked a whole day (on my Ubuntu 12.04 HP elitebook 8530p laptop) using a tex editor (TexWorks) and Jabref to maintain a Bibtex library. Today however I noticed all my ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a hard drive using a USB flash drive that already has a full version of Ubuntu installed?

I have a new hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu on. And I have a USB flash drive already running a full version (not "try") of Ubuntu. I want to use the flash drive to install Ubuntu on the new ...
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Is it OK for HDD temperature to reach 50C?

While trying Ubuntu from LiveUSB if one goes to the Disks option and checks the temperature - is it an accurate reading? My new ThinkPad L450 is showing a 50C - is this normal? while idle it goes ...
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Installed Ubuntu from external drive, cannot boot from internal SSD drive

This is my first time trying to install a Linux operating system after reading many interesting exciting articles about it, but I really need some help! I am trying to install ubuntu-14.04.3 onto my ...
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USB HDDs are failing with xHCI error. Requiring restart

I have 2 hard drives connected with SATA-to-USB tool. Usually they work fine however some time to time they fail and they don't show up on Disks neither I can see the connection on dmesg. dmesg output ...
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Encrypted Install of Ubuntu on a SSD and SSD Support for Encryption / Performance

I am looking to purchase a SSD to use as the primary drive on my computer, with the goal of installing Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) with an encrypted hard drive install for security purposes. There's a ...
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Slow startup every other boot, and can't access internal HDDs

I'm running 15.04 on a 250GB Samsung SSD. I have two HDD's (1 TB and 2 TB). I experience problems every other boot. Initially the system will boot lightning fast and my drives are immediately ...
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Disable automounting of hard disks on ubuntu live

I have an ubuntu live USB. When I try to boot it on a computer with a SATA hard disk, it automounts the hard disk and that would seem to corrupt the windows 7 installation which is on the hard disk. ...
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HDD mounting issues

I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 on a 250GB SSD which works OK. I also have a 2 TB HDD where I have my Virtualbox disks installed and when I boot the 2TB does not mount. When I hover over the ...
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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Ubuntu/Gparted won't show all my hard drive capacity

My Asus Laptop's main, internal hard drive has a total 621.4 GB of space, however, Gparted is only showing a total of 332.06 GB of total data space among my partitions. Its pretty much telling me ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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Does system encryption encrypt /home if it is on a separate HDD?

This question is similar but it seems to deal with a /home partition on same drive as / partition so not sure if answer would be the same as setup I am proposing. I am hoping to set up my new laptop ...
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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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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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Accelerometr in Lenovo Thinkpad E330

How can I enable active HDD protection on Lenovo TP Edge 13. Ubuntu 13.10 hdapsd says that there is no accelerometer, but in windows it worked! I tried to shake a laptop while it was reading hdd, but ...
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Combine two hard drives

I have a PC with 2 physical hard drives, each is 500 GB (sda and sdb) I'd like to combine them in one large hard drive (1T). I couldn't find a clear approach on how to do it. I tried LVM with no ...
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Mounting Additional Harddrive using ntfs-3g

I have desktop with 80gb HDD with ubuntu then i added a 2TB but failed to get it mounted tried all links from mounting ntfs on ubuntu search This is my current config : Dell:~$ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: ...
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Moving encrypted home folder to a new hard drive

Recently I bought a new hard drive. I'd like to turn this hard drive into the /home. During original install I set my home directory up as encrypted. At this point I dont know how to move the home ...
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Hard Drive too slow

My computer has been going too slow since I remember, I tried several tips I found on Internet but nothing worked. After spending some time searching about the problem I found that it might be my hard ...
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Will Ubuntu spin down harddrives in an RAID 10 array?

I'm about to buy parts for a new home server and I'm planning on using Ubuntu(perhaps 12.04 LTS) For the OS, I'll use an SSD. For cold storage(big files, rarely accessed), I'm planning on setting up ...
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ubuntu 12.04 does not always boot at the first time

I have a recurring problem: my Ubuntu 12.4 does not always boots at once. I often get a message on a black screen, saying "Media test failure, check cable" (it is not only this what's on the screen), ...
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Fixing broken raid0 with dmraid?

A while ago when I was still on Windows I had two secondary 1 TB hard drives that used a raid0 setup, fakeraid I believe with Intel. My primary hard drive died which seemed to have messed up the raid ...
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when installing /boot inside a lvm group, where do I install the boot loader?

I am setting a personal file/cloud server based on ubuntu server 12.04 and owncloud but there are certain things about the partitioning that I can't get my head around... Let's say for example I want ...
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Copying data from Centos hard drive to Ubuntu

I have a 2 PCs wiht ubuntu 10.04 and centos 5.8 installed.I want to copy all the data from Centos hard drive to one with ubuntu. How can I do this ??? I have tried directly plugging centos hard drive ...
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Problem booting the Ubuntu 12.04.01 OS due to bad sectors on the HDD

I use Ubuntu 12.04LTS(64-bit) desktop edition. Lately I tried to upgrade it to Ubuntu 12.10. Everything was going good, but due to some work I couldn't complete the upgrade, so I disconnected the ...
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Unable to write in mounted drive Kubuntu 12.10

I installed Kubuntu 12.10 in SSD but unable to use HDD because I do not have write permission. kisun@ejo129:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kisun: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my internal SSD

I just bought a Lenovo u310 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi to try it out. After a couple of days I decided to fully replace windows 7 and installed Ubuntu 12.10 fully with a usb drive in my HDD. ...
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Ubuntu slow at boot because of gnome-set~ngs-daemon

When I boot my computer, the process gnome-set~ngs-daemon need a lot of disk access, according to sudo iotop, it require 100%... Any idea how I can solve it?
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How to make some partitions undetectable by Ubuntu 12.04?

Background My friend has got Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed in his Laptop's internal drive and Ubuntu on External Drive. Recently, there is some problem with his Internal HDD and it seems to me like ...
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Slow writing HDD speed dues to a misaligned partition

It seems that (but I'm not completely sure), that when I'm copying files from gigabit network to HDD, I can't use full potential of the network which in my case is about 60 MB/s, because HDD writing ...
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Security of JBOD vs RAID while there is no backup

I have some large amount of data (~40 TB) consisting of small files. The data is currently stored on JBOD. Because the data is not super important and I cannot afford the needed disks there is no ...
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How to upgrade drives in mdadm RAID?

Server that runs mdadm RAID1 2x 1TB HDD needs to be upgraded to 2x 4TB. After I want to configure mdadm monitor to send me e-mail if anything happens to RAID. What is the safest way to do this and ...
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Error mounting a drive

Hi. I have an ssd and an hdd drive on my computer. I installed Ubuntu on SSD. When i try to mount the hdd i get the error from the image attached. Tyed several terminal lines i found around here ...
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External hard drive not detected after first boot : Xubuntu 14.04

I have the following problem and hope to find help by someone. On the first boot of my Intel NUC after a longer period of time (for example, over night) Xubuntu won't mount nor detect (blkid) my ...
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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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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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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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Harddrive still available after being unplugged. How is this possible?

I have an external USB harddrive at /media/hakon/0ddde628-b54a-4bb2-9823-b734fe0f78b9/ Now I unplugged it, and I can still type things like ls /media/hakon/0ddde628-b54a-4bb2-9823-b734fe0f78b9/ ...
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Move folder directory to secondary drive

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto my PC. The OS is on my SSD and that is the only thing I want on it. I have a previously-formatted 1TB hard drive in my computer which has several folders and files ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: how to disable self-tests on SMART hdd

I used gnome-disks to disable self-tests and self-tests were disabled. I rebooted and self-tests were (re)enabled again and again and again. So it didn't work. I installed smartctl and I disabled ...
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Procedure for rebooting server with Soft RAID mdadm

I've just made a raid10 on my ubuntu 14.04 server, and i was wondering if there was any step too do if i would to shutdown/reboot my server. It a Software RAID with mdadm. Do i need to make a script ...