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installing ubuntu sda errors

it's the 3rd time I had to reinstall Ubuntu cause after a few weeks, I get the message "Hard Disk Error Please run the Hard Disk Test". I installed 14.04 LTS 64bit first, 32bit now. Last unsuccessful ...
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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can microsoft detect pirate licence after formatted & installed ubuntu in hard disk? [closed]

I was using windows pirated version, but now i am using ubuntu 12.0 in same computer. I have full formatted my hard disk also. I request you please give me answer for : can Microsoft trace ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Seagate 500GB Slim crashes very frequently [closed]

Ubuntu community. I've searched very hard on the internet using Google, and also AskUbuntu's internal search, but I don't seem to find any information relating to what appears to be a very unique ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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Installing Ubuntu after CentOS — how to handle partitions [closed]

Apologies first of all. I'm a newbie, and I'm sure it will be obvious there are many things I don't understand. I'd like to install both Ubuntu and CentOS on a new machine. Ubuntu is what I am used ...
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Install Windows 8 (on secondary hard disk) on an Ubuntu machine (on primary hard disk)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my primary hard disk and I was not able to install Windows in that drive. So I bought a new secondary drive. How can I install Windows 8 on my secondary drive without ...
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Installing ubuntu on new hard drive

I just got a new motherboard to get my old PC up and running. For some reason I cannot get any usb drives or cd/dvds to boot, however I do have an older hard drive with ubuntu already on it and it ...
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Dual boot fail - cannot instal ubuntu

I tried to install Ubuntu 13 on my laptop. I have a 750GB HDD and a 120Gb SSD. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my SSD. The 750gb hdd is patitioned in 2 partitions : d:649GB and e:32.2GB. I also have a ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't recognize my partitions [duplicate]

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 along with Win8.1. The problem here is Ubuntu installer does not recognize any of my partitions and shows my whole hdd space as unallocated. That is the case with ...
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Installing new internal hard drive with Ubuntu. Hard drive and logical name show up with sudo lshw -C disk, but receive an I/O error when using fdisk [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a brand new internal hard drive using a USB install. Using lshw -C disk I'm able to see that my computer recognizes the hard drive is connected. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ...
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Installing Ubuntu on extra HDD

I've got three HDDs in my setup, with Win7-64bit running on my main one. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu on a secondary HDD and be able to choose between it and Windows at the boot screen (while ...
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Alternative method to shrink NTFS

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop as a second OS. My hard drive has multiple partitions on it already from the manufacturer. My guess is that this laptop is approximately 2 ...
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Image of Hard Drive for replication to laboratory computers

We have a laboratory of 100 systems where the same set of software is to be installed. Some of the systems may have different capacities of HDDs (i.e. 320 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB). I have the following ...
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79 views

I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive?

What is the correct way to create partitions for both Windows and Linux on an Western Digital’s Advanced Format 1 TB Hard Drive? I want partitions to be like this: => Primary: 325 GB Windows 7 x64 ...
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Installing a 3TB storage hdd with dual boot Windows 7x64 and Ubuntu 12.04ltsX64

I am in the middle of a build and ran into a problem with the GPT format of a 3TB hdd. The build is: ASUS a55bm-e motherboard. AMD A10 processor black 7850 (I think). Seagate 1TB with Ubuntu and ...
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Working with different size and type hard drive in HP ProLiant ML330 G6 & Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I was given a HP ProLiant ML330 G6 with two Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA Drives. There are 4 bay slots on the machine and I've got several other drives I'd like to be able to install on the ...
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My external hard drive Ubuntu won't appear

Alrighty alrighty. I've been using the big M operating system quite a lot, but since two months, my internal hard drive died. Of course I'd like to change it, but I have other priorities. For the ...
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Errors during boot up of ubuntu 12.04 (related to swap, intallation)

I'm using ubuntu installed on usb external hard disk.. During installation, i had to allocate drive for /boot and /swap... I couldn't create a partition within my external hard drive itself... So I ...
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Using LVM with two hard drives, 1 Solid State

I am setting up Ubuntu and just got to the option about using LVM to partition the hard drives. My understanding is that if I do this Ubuntu will be able to treat the two drives as one. That's great, ...
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Install xubuntu in dual boot with win7 on the same hard drive

My situation is that i have 2 hard drives. One of them is the main hdd that i installed windows on and second one is 500 gb old hdd that i dug out of my old PC and i use it only for storage since it's ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an external HDD then install that HDD in a computer?

I have a laptop that I set a BIOS password on and have since forgotten. I decided that I want to install Ubuntu onto the computer as the main and only OS but can't boot from a CD or USB drive and I've ...
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Ubuntu drive claims no space for mounting drive but 6Gb is free

I formatted an 8GB thumb drive as FAT32, and used Unetbootin to load Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS (32 bit version). Ubuntu (Live not installed) boots fine on my Dell desktop computer (which contains a 1 ...
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Ubuntu not installing, please help

I bought Lenovo laptop couple of days ago, it comes with original windows 8. I formatted the entire hard disk and installed windows 8.1 pro instead and made 4 partitions file systems - primary. c - ...
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Broken dependencies after attempting to install ApacheOpenOffice

So a few days ago i tried installing ApacheOpenOffice, and the instructions i read was to uninstall LibreOffice-Common so i did that with the terminal. Then all the sudden I’m seeing all these errors ...
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Second Hard drive does not appear in the Ubuntu installer, “Installation Type” screen

I have two hard drives installed on my laptop. One has Windows 8.1 installed and I want to put Ubuntu (13.10) on the second drive. I partitioned 200GB of space from the second drive. When the ...
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How to run applications on an external drive such as an external hard drive, flash drive, or SD card

I recently installed Ubuntu on my samsung chrome book. Because the chrome book does not have alot of space, I would like to be able to install and run applications off of an external drive. I would ...
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SMART status - Disk failure is imminent [Reallocated Sector Count Failing]

As the title suggests, I'm in a bit of a pickle. Screenshot of SMART Data: I have installed GParted but I have no idea how to use it. Screenshot of my partitions in GParted: Could someone ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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How to purge another OS and install Ubuntu safely?

I've been testing out different linux os's and was beforedhand on fedora. A few weeks back, when booting up fedora, my computer crashed. When i tried to boot it back up, it would freeze at the BIOS ...
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Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage ...
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install Ubuntu on external hard drive

My hard disk is bad and instead of buying a new one I would prefer to boot from my external hard drive. I installed 13.10 on it. When I boot I get 1.168876 kernel panic- not syncing: no init ...
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Can't solve: ext4 file system creation failure Ubuntu 12.04

This seems to have been covered a lot before, but none of the solutions seem to help. It's the usual getting this error message while installing. The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of ...
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Using the mkfs.ext 4 command with -c switch [duplicate]

I am currently using Ubuntu from a Live USB and in Gparted can see that my internal hdd has 1 partition /dev/sda1 size: 931.51 Gb, file system unknown.. I want to prepare this hard drive to install ...
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Stuck after Wubi installer

So after the Wubi finished the install and rebooted, something failed and went to busybox shell. I have tried this twice now. System Specs: I7 930 OC 4.21 6GB DDR3 1600 Mushkin Blackline C: WD ...
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If I install Ubuntu linux on an external hard drive can I save the data on that same hard drive?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on an external hard drive. My question is where does data get saved when I use this OS? For instance, if I create a folder on the desktop of Ubuntu where is that ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 install raid 1, slow (takes over 2 hours)

I am trying to install ubuntu server 12.04 LTS on my server but the installation is really really slow. First I thought it was because it has to mirror everything but I assume it shouldn't take so ...
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Thumb Drive install not recognizing my computer's HDD

I have borked my install several times now, and have had to format and reinstall several times now. Something happened on the last go that I didn't realize until now. For whatever reason, Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu To Be Used to Review Bad Disk/Sector

The reason I want to install Ubuntu is that I was informed I could use it to review a disk that Windows is having issues accessing. I am not sure if that is because of a bad disk sector or if Windows ...
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After installing Ubuntu as dual-boot: HDD Raw format

I had installed Win7 on my SSD 128gb and wanted to add Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. My Ubuntu ISO was created on an USB Stick using Yumi Multi-OS installer. So i booted from USB, selected Ubuntu and then ...
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How can I install Ubuntu and Windows 7 on the same SSD, then use another drive for data storage

I have a small SSD (120gb), and a much larger drive (3TB), and want to install both OS's onto the SSD and use the 3TB one for data and gaming storage. Is this possible, and easily doable? The main ...
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Ubuntu (only) Installed: Cannot boot to reinstall

I am a first time Ubuntu user. In my computer Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was installed on a clean box, all hardware is brand new. Intel 64bit, SSD. NO Windows installed. After a few hours using Ubuntu, ...
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How can I install Ubuntu 13.xx without USB, CD, DVD or Net? (hard drive only)

I have an older i386 Sony Vaio desktop PC where the BIOS only allows boot from floppy, CD or very specific USB device types, none of which seem to recognize USB flash drives for some reason. Floppy is ...
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103 views

How to encrypt SSD and HDD

I have a computer with an SSD for the system and an HDD for data. I want to encrypt both of them. Is the following configuration correct? SSD size: 20 GB | HDD size: 40 GB And what is the correct ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto an unformatted HDD using a Mac and a SATA-to-USB adapter without messing with the Mac's OS?

I'm planning to install the HDD in a Dell laptop. I've had a bit of trouble trying to get the bootable USB to work for me when the HDD was in the laptop. Thought I might have an easier go of it this ...
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Ubuntu wont recognize my hard drive

i go to install ubuntu and i get to where it asks where i want to install it and it wont give me any options. If i hit the + or - signs, change, or go back it just freezes on me. I have a 500GB ...