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The reason you cant view it is because its been allocated for swap which is a waste allocating it 500GB its good to allocate it a size equal to RAM size of your PC. Re partition that 1Tb disks 500GB extended prtition in live mode by using Gparted and allocated a memory slightly equal to your RAM size then the rest you can use it for other purposes.doing this ...


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welcome, assuming you are using a 4 gb RAM computer, you will have delete that 500GB patition indicating SWAP , the right click on the unlocated new 500Gb which will appear in grey color and allocated 4 gb as swap by selecting file system as Linux-Swap in G-Parted and click add, the remaining vlume you will create a new file system by right clicking on it ...


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You can check your HDD without need of log in, as Mark Kirby pointed out. Just create a Live USB where you can install HDD checkers. Create a Live USB For instructions, refer to The Ubuntu download page, under "Easy ways to switch to Ubuntu" Check the HDD state Refer to How can I check the health of my hard drive?


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Linux systems don't mount hard drives, they mount filesystems that live inside partitions or logical volumes on those drives. In the case of ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems, you can change the UUID using the tune2fs command. From man tune2fs: -U UUID Set the universally unique identifier (UUID) of the filesystem to UUID. The format of the UUID ...


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You should change owners. run this command sudo chown newuser: /media/kalenpw/HDD Instead of the "newuser" put your Ubuntu user



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