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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 my internet speed be higher than my HDD write speed?

i have an old PC with 10/100 lan interface and Hitachi HDD 164GB with IDE interface. i connected 40Mb internt line to this PC. when i am trying to watch live video stream from the internet i am having ...
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How to used windows free HD space in Ubuntu?

I have install Ubuntu. And my HD size is 360 GB. I have used 250 GB HD for windows and 110 GB for Ubuntu. My space for ubuntu is full. But I have 100 GB free space in Windows. I want to use that space ...
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How to mount a host drive as a hard drive in Windows 8 when running inside VMware

I am using VMWare 6.2 (Non-commercial version ) to use win 8 on ubuntu 14.04. I want to add my drive (/dev/sda4) as a drive in Win 8 which is running on VMware. So when I add a hardware on the ...
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Cannot Boot into the GUI Mode after Installing “ATI binary X.Org driver” from Ubuntu Software Center

The computer cannot boot into the GUI Mode after installing "ATI binary X.Org driver" from Ubuntu software center. Now I boot into recovery mode -> root -> mount -o remount,rw /. What can I do to fix ...
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Wipe hard drive while booted?

Today is my last day at a job and I want to wipe the hard drive before I leave. It doesn't need to be insanely randomized or anything, just delete the os and most data. I'd rather not have to ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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New Hard Drive not being detected, cannot boot from Ubuntu CD?

OK, friends, I have a hard drive question (not specifically about Ubuntu): So, I accidentally spilled water all over the keyboard of my Dell Latitude D610 laptop--and then it would only sometimes ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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Problem with hard disk (I think…)

In the last year I had a problem with my notebook: sometimes when I push the power button it starts (I hear the fan) but nothing appears on the screen, I have to hit it on the bottom to make it ...
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Do SSD/HD hybrids increase performance in Ubuntu?

There are mass storage drives that consist of a large HDD and a smaller part of flash memory. From the computer's point of view they act just as a normal hard drive, but internally the disk internally ...
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How to turn off a HDD at startup

Last week I bought a thinkpad T430 with a 500GB HDD and added a 128GB SSD to it. Then I installed Ubuntu on the SSD and I'm using it, while there is a Windows8 pre-installed on the HDD and I never ...
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Does Swap Space Use Real RAM To Keep It On?

I would like to know if having swap space, uses RAM/Memory to keep the swap space 'active', even though the swap space is virtual RAM.
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886 views

Ubuntu 13.04 not recognising USB HDD docking station

I have a USB SATA/PATA dual HDD docking station called All in 1 HDD Docking which worked under Windows 7, but Ubuntu can't recognise it. When it is connected, the dock's two lights (one red, one blue) ...
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Mysterious Laptop Problems

I have been an ubuntu user for a little over a year now, I love it. My problem is that my laptop, Lenovo G560 pentium 2.0ghz 4gb ram, is randomly slowing and closing programs (Ubuntu has encountered ...
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What tools do I have available to test a hard drive's health?

I've got an older hard drive that I have recently re-formatted to ext4 and would like to use it as a spare of a spare backup. Before I put any data on it, I was wondering what tools, or applications, ...
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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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81 views

Hard Disk Drive Ejected

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ejected my hard disk drives. now I cannot find them on my devices list could anyone please help?
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Hard drive doesn't go to sleep when is not in use

is there a way to stop the hard drive when its not in use? Like an energy saver feature? I have a Mackbook black series. Thanks in advance. l.
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Cant open second hard disk “permission denied”

I just did a clean install of 13.04 and now cant open any hard disks or hard disk partitions, it says "permission denied". I can open them as root but when I try and change the permissions it says I ...
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How should I troubleshoot this weird SSD issue?

I'm having a confusing issue with my SSD. I will describe some of the symptoms. Randomly the GUI will crash. The launcher and panel disappear, programs won't launch and eventually everything blanks ...
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Harddisk makes noise but Disk Utility says its healthy

I am using seagate Barracuda Internal Desktop 500gb hard drive. From few months i found my hard drive makes some different noise(Crushing or like metal rubbing spinning disk) but so far all SMART ...
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How to best check my hardware (mem and HD) for errors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I check my RAM and harddrive for errors? Lately, I have been experiencing problems using an Apple (macbook pro 3,1 2GB ram) with Natty installed. In three ...
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Error in mounting HDD

I am getting the following error whenever I mount my external HDD. It was working before and then I opted for safely removing the drive. Now its giving me following error Error mounting: mount exited ...
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hard disk problems (bad sectors)

In my workplace, I've 10 ubuntu desktop systems working. This is a custom made project started in 2010 in which we have 10 computers in a factory, installed on a some-kind-of-portable-station-work. In ...
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Ubuntu made my second HDD disappear from the BIOS!

My netbook, an ASUS 1015PX, shipped with two harddrives. After switching to Ubuntu, the second drive isn't recognized by the OS or the BIOS. I've never formatted the second drive, so it's still set up ...
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Which is the best hard drive to install Ubuntu on?

I have a 40 gig drive and a 200 gig drive. Which one should I install Ubuntu on, and which one should I use for my normal files ie: music, documents, etc...
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Possible to make program that destroys (scratches) Hard Drive? [closed]

WARNING: I'm not intending on doing so, if possible. I know very little about hardware to software relationships, but is it possible to write a program that rapidly moves the hard drive head across ...
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Best practice to upgrade HDD to SSD

I have recently purchased a 120GB SSD to install in my desktop. I currently have two 2TB HDDs connected via SATA and an older 500GB HDD connected via PATA. My plan is to wait until 12.04 is released ...
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How to determine / make sure whether hard-disks have spun down when using “hdparm” options?

I want to spin down some hard-disks when they are idle. So I used hdparm package. In the /etc/hdparm.conf I added following lines: command_line { hdparm -Ss 241 /dev/sda } My intention was to spin ...
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HDD in idle system stays active

When having Ubuntu 11.10 idle, hard-disk is still doing "something" periodically for a very small time (I have 8GB RAM). I can hear the seeks every few seconds (iostat tells something like 20kB/s). ...
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If an external hard drive worked on 10.04 and 10.10, will it work on 11.10?

I am considering purchasing a Western Digital Elements 2 TB External Desktop Hard Drive (USB 2.0, Black) from Amazon.co.uk, and because it has over a thousand reviews, there are a reasonable amount ...
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How do I choose the right parameters when using badblocks?

I'd like to use badblocks to check my new drive for bad blocks, but I'm not sure how to choose the values for block size and number of blocks to test in parallel. The man page just says: -b ...
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Errors on hard drive: should I do anything about these?

I've just recently started to get errors when starting up, which vanish from the screen too quickly for me to note down, lots of disk activity during normal use for no readily apparent reason. I have ...
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84 views

What are the FOSS solutions for partition merging?

What are the FOSS solutions for partition merging in Ubuntu?
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Fake RAID (dmraid) not seeing new SATA drives

I have three drives in my machine, one SSD with 32GB and two 1TB drives, attached to an Intel 82801JI (ICH10) SATA AHCI Controller. The problem is, that I can access only one of the 1TB drives when ...
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Information about SATA, IDE (PATA) controllers

I have a remote computer on which I want to install a new hard drive for rsync backup. The problem is, I don't know what controller technology is used (PATA, SATA, SATA2, ...) and how many available ...
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Which hard disk drive is which?

I want to know which hard disk drive corresponds to which device path. It's trivial to match the hard disk stats (brand, size) with the dev path, but I want more. I want to know which drive is which ...
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Failed command: WRITE DMA

When I boot up my computer, it takes a long time and has a "failed command: WRITE DMA" error with other lines that looks like the command line, can anyone help me? I replaced the 40 pin cable from my ...
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408 views

Hard disk makes weird noises during installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to replace my hard disk? I got the same problem - installing ubuntu. My hard disk is also emitting certain weird noise. What other option do i have rather then ...
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Size of partitions during Ubuntu install [duplicate]

I think it would be very helpful to users, if they could know beforehand exactly how much disk space they should allocate while opting for advanced partition method during an Ubuntu installation. ...
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455 views

How to tell which physcal drive is sdc? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I physically identify a single drive in a RAID array? I have a computer with several drives in it, all identical, all part of a RAID. One of those drives is ...
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Do I need to replace my hard disk?

Whenever I start my computer Ubuntu pops up the following error: A hard disk may be failing one or more hard disk report health problems A friend of mine ran some test and it was found that my hard ...
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How to “mash together” the contents of 2 hard drives?

Previous research suggests that I need an LVM. However, I can't find anything for what to do about data being on both drives. I took the hard drive of an existing, running 10.04 computer and put it ...
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Two external hdd but one does not get recognized

I have two HDD on my ubuntu machine. One is a maxtor 320Gb and the other is a verbatim 1.5Tb. While it automatically recognizes the first one as sdb1 it doesn't recognize the latter. I can't see it on ...