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Is there a way to back up a whole hard disk (which holds the OS) and use it for a reinstall?

I've built my own system and the ssd i'm using has failed twice already. It's always been during boot up and it just says operating system missing. I've checked and made sure that it was definitely ...
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Move ssd drive with win7 and ubuntu 12.04 already installed to new laptop

I want to move my ssd drive that has dual boot with win 7 and ubuntu 12.04 installed to my new laptop. I'm using grub for the dual boot. I was hoping life would be easier with just physically moving ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an SSD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD. Will it be a problem in general to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD instead of a laptop with an HDD? Which Linux kernel version is best for a ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation hangs after first two screens

I'm having a strange issue while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (64bit) to my system (preferably to the SSD). When I boot from DVD/USB i get to the Installer, after choosing my language and ...
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working Ubuntu doesn't boot after placing SSD with it to another PC

I had a working Ubuntu 12.04 on SSD in my PC. Then I needed to use it on a laptop. I took out the SSD disk and put to the laptop instead of its HDD. Now Ubuntu doesn't boot, which means that after ...
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On shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 has trouble unmounting my SSD

On a fresh (today) install with Ubuntu 12.04 Shutdown is always UN-succesfull. In the console it tells me that it is UN-mounting my primary drive (an SSD, mounted as a Scsi device, where it actually ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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Lenovo ideapad S510p install ubuntu 12.04

I bought an Lenovo ideapad S510p. By default Win8 was installed. I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 (with secure boot it was a little bit of trouble :) ) and all works fine but it starts really slow. Inside ...
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I have two intenal SSDs. Windows 7 is on one, how do I intall Ubuntu on the other SSD?

This is probably super simple, but I've spent about 7 hours over the last 2 days trying to get this accomplished. Most of the time is just waiting while things install or boot. I first tried putting ...
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GParted doesn't find partitions

I'm trying to install a dual boot on SSD 120 GB using win 7 and ubuntu 13.10/12.04. To avoid redundant trouble I'm trying to install win7 first (and partition the system there) and then use that ...
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Want to install ubuntu 12.04 new on ssd for / and hdd for /home but keep all settings [duplicate]

Good evening, i have ubuntu installed right now on my 2TB hdd. Runs very good. The last weeks i configured all programs/games/audio stuff now and are very fine with it. Now i got one new ssd drive ...
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tmp folder fills up my drives, how to cap it?

I'm running an application that generates a lot of data. Roughly 6GB every other minute, to handle it I have a 2x3TB RAID0 set up. However, my tmp directory also fill up with .tmp files that are about ...
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During installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 on 2 year-old Toshiba Satellite, graphics fails

I recently upgraded to an SSD on a 2-year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. On this laptop, I had previously installed 12.04 LTS, and it installed like a charm. I had tried other Linux flavors, but came ...
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AMD designation in iso file, and installing on internal ssd

Two very basic questions re 12.04.3-desktop-amd64 I am concerned about the "amd" designation. Does this mean it is for use with AMD processors only? My desktop is a Lenovo 450k with an Intel i5 ...
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Will I reduce the life of my SSD prematurely?

I purchased my first ssd drive and since I have been learning linux figured I would ask about installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a ssd. I know from doing research there was issues with write life on a ...
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end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxxx - SSD crash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems like my SSD is failing on me. After an arbitrary amount of time the disk just prints end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxx when I enter a command like ls or ...
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Configuring Ubuntu to use SSD drive

I've just installed 12.04 LTS on my Envy 4 laptop and I'd like to make use of the SSD for my boot partition. Can anyone provide information on how to configure the raid from within Ubuntu; and how to ...
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Reducing the size of udev filesystem

I have this line in the output of df -h: udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev What is this thing doing? Do I need it, and if not, how can I reduce the size of it? As far as I know, this ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on SSD doesn't find the harddrive

I'm having trouble with my SSD (Intel 520 series, 120gb) when I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer with a USB. It doesn't recognize my hard drive under the partition part. I've been switching ...
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“package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened” error while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have ran into difficulties with Windows but luckily my Ubuntu works. I am running an unsupported version of Ubuntu. I downloaded the 12.04 ISO and I want to put it on my blank 180 GB SSD but have no ...
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Corrupted super block

Ok, so this is driving me nuts. I had to hard reboot my machine and now I have superblock issues on my boot disk. I have a Lenovo u310, which comes with two drives, a little ssd, and another 500GB. ...
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Ubuntu Install Issues UEFI/BIOS ASUS

Hey everyone I have an ASUS laptop that came with windows 8 and of course UEFI(ugh) with a 500GB HDD and 20GB SSHD, this is a hybrid drive. I tried to wipe windows and install just ubuntu, I did this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Acer Ultrabook

I have a Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook, which came bundled with 16GB SSD, Windows 7 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The 500GB hard disk has a recovery partition(16.5 GB), hibernation ...
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HOW: SSD HDD cache for Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

1st time I got my hand on a small SSD drive 80GB (2nd hand). Hardware - Intel i5, Z77 Motherboard, 4GB DDR3 RAM. I want to fresh install Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot. I want to use my SSD as a ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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How to format and auto-mount the HDD after installing OS to SSD? [closed]

I made a clean install of Linux Mint 13 LTS on my SSD which is in the optical drive bay. Now, I will use the HDD for data storage and I don't want the old data there where I just have installed the ...
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Transfering from ubuntu to windows

I recently bought an ssd and it is plugged in correctly, however I would like to create a dual boot on my ssd with with windows and ubuntu. The problem is my Ubuntu is already installed on my 2tb hard ...
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How do I fix a “/tmp is not ready or mounted” Error?

I run ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo ideapad netbook S10. I Been getting this error a lot, and then I did a fresh install. I had ubuntu only a month now, but the error hadn't started till yesterday ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 installation freeze - HM67 chipset + SSD Intel 335

I upgraded HDD to Intel SSD 335 in my laptop (Dell Vostro 3750, chipset HM67, latest version of BIOS A14) and i cannot install Ubuntu - i tried three different versions : 32bit 11.10. and 12.04. and ...
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SSD tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 cause Texmaker to compile a lot slower

I added these tweaks from Ubuntu SSD Tweak and Ubuntu Tweaks but now Texmaker is compiling slowly. Does someone know what tweak would be causing this? Or could I edit something unrelated to the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 SSD root frequent random read only file system

I really need your help. I've got Dell Inspiron 1545 with 8GB of RAM and Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD. The disk is seperated into three partitions, /root, /swap - 8GB, /home blkid: /dev/sda1: ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

I cannot boot from my SSD with a fresh in stall of 12.04 LTS. I tried to boot from the flash drive and copy the grub file to the proper location on the SSD and reboot.. no luck. There is another ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /Windows7 dual boot with ssd and hdd - partitioning & setup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and Win7 64 bit in dual boot. In few days I'm planing to use SSD 128GB and my current 500GB HDD to dual boot and have no idea how to set this up. There's lot of ...
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Am I using IDE or AHCI?

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop, but according to what I've read AHCI mode is preferable to IDE mode for SATA drives, something that is set in the computer's BIOS. However, I don't have any ...
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Restoring RAID after linux installation

After Years using windows and wishing to enter the linux world, I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Dell vostro 3460 with: 500 GB HDD 32 GB SSD mSATA (cache - not physical drive) My ...
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Why is my Intel SSD 520 so slow?

I'm running a fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with ext4 on a SSD 520 by Intel. My mainboard is an ASUS Crosshair (latest BIOS 1207) with a Sil 3132 SATA Controller which claims to support SATAII. I ...
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Filesystem locks up (read-only) after HDD -> SSD clone, no sudo access, no applications

I recently cloned my old HDD to a new smaller SSD and something must have gone wrong. Windows 7 works absolutely fine, but Ubuntu 12.04 has issues - at first, it works normally, but after only a ...
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SSD not found by laptop

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a new HP Envy6 Sleekbook, 8gb ram, 500gb HDD, 32gb SSD. But the SSD is not found. First, I wanted to install Ubuntu on the SSD but only the SATA drive was found. So I went ...
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Postfix and tmpfs for /var/spool

My main disk is an SSD so in order to preserve its lifetime by reducing writes I followed some advice and made /var/spool a ram disk by adding this line to /etc/fstab: tmpfs /var/spool tmpfs ...
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Maximizing speed on hybrid drive

I have a hybrid drive (ST750LX003 to be exact), is 750 GB including an 8 GB SSD. I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 installed, and I recently had a dual-boot installed with Windows 8. The problem is, Win8 ...
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Installer doesn't recognize kingston SSDnow sv 200 90g

I'm trying install Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Kingston SSD Now SVP200S3/90G, but the installer doesn't list this disk to be installed. However gparted let me do any partitioning operation correctly. I've ...
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Clone everything to SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another I am anxiously awaiting my new SSD for my Ubuntu server, and realized I have no idea on how to copy all my files ...
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How should I configure TRIM Support for LVM logical volumes?

I am setting up a notebook for software demo purpose. The machine has a Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit desktop. As it is, the SSD is configured to have a ...
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Dual boot on Hp Envy Ultrabook

I just bought a HP Envy ultrabook 1002TX. It comes with a Win7 Home basic and a 32GB SSD + 500GB HDD. I started to install ubuntu and in doing so went and deleted all the partitions on my HDD and ...
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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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Where to install boot loader on a Zenbook Prime?

I cannot figure out where to install the boot loader on my Zenbook UX31A Prime. I have installed Ubuntu many times on normal hard drives, but this is the first SSD and I am struggling. Installed ...
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ubuntu ssd install issue

Was not able to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 11.10 on SSD OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Installer crashed. There is no more information. Installer promised to report issue to Ubuntu. Do I have to prepare ...
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SSD errors with 12.04

I've just upgraded my 32-bit Xubuntu 10.04 system to 64-bit 12.04 (Core 2 Duo) and am getting consistent errors on my Crucial SSD which causes it to remount in read-only mode after about an hour of ...