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Open terminal Ctrl+Alt+T and type udisksctl status. This will tell you the hardrive model


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You can use lshw. Install it by running sudo apt-get install lshw from Terminal (Ctl+Alt+T), if not installed already. Then from Terminal you can run: $ sudo lshw -C disk *-disk description: ATA Disk product: ST9500325AS vendor: Seagate physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0 logical name: ...


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If you use the nofail option in /etc/fstab, the system will look for your disk (and partition) on boot time. If the device is plugged, the filesystem will be mounted. If not, the boot will continue as normal. See arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fstab Example UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /myusbhdd ntfs nofail,auto,noatime,rw,user 0 0 ...


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I see a problem with your commands: /dev/sdg1 in the 1st error. /dev/sdf in the 2nd error. g-io-error-quark, 19 means "Method name you invoked isn’t known by the object you invoked it on." So I would assume your 1st command has an invalid device and it should be /dev/sdf1. Regarding the superblock error: start here and read the link in post 2 So how ...


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Your partitioning idea is good 18 GB for / , 2 GB for swap in SSD and 200 GB for /home. You can make a partition for user apps as much as you wish (say 100 GB) and mount it at /usr. This custom partition scheme can be done by choosing "Something else" in Installation Type


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Go to the Dash and search for "Disks". You should see one application with that exact name. Open it to get the info you need.



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