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Sure, you could write a wrapper script to prevent yourself from making misatkes, but having such a false sense of security established, you're going to have risky behaviour on other systems because you're used to a level of comfort that only exists in your system. Therefore my answer is: Think before root and no, there is no way to block other devices. ...


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This is Linux, so it's easy. Type echo $PATH and find a directory that 1) you have write access to; and 2) it is earlier in the list than the directory you get from type -p dd. Put this file in that directory, called dd, and make it executable via chmod +x. Here is the file: ----------------------------- cut here --------------------------- #!/bin/bash ...


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That message you're getting is the network boot option that most BIOSes have. It's usually the last entry in the boot order, so it means your hard drive isn't being seen. The clicking sound and this boot problem lead me to believe that your hard drive is dead. You're almost definitely going to have to take it in to have the drive cloned or the data taken ...


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It is because of Windows fast startup option. You need to disable it. In Windows, open your Control Panel, type "change what power buttons do" and select the link "Change what the power buttons do". Here select the link "Change settings that are currently unavailable", scroll down and uncheck "Turn on fast start-up (recommended)". Restart your computer ...


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You can use the dd command sudo dd if=/dev/sdx of=/dev/usbx bs=1m For more information you can read the following forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1561005


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Boot the USB flash again, use "Try Ubuntu", press Ctrl+Alt+T to go to a terminal and type: sudo parted --list sudo grub-install /dev/XdY Where X and Y are in the output of the first command after Disk /dev/ (probably s and a) Then shut down the machine completely, remove the USB disk and start again!


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How do I check whether my sdb and sdc drives is mounted? And if they are, where are they mounted? To find out what drives are mounted you can check /etc/mtab, which is a list of all devices mounted on the system. It can sometimes have various tmpfs and other things you aren't looking for mounted too, so I reccomend cat /etc/mtab | grep /dev/sd to get ...


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The ddrescue manual's Algorithm section describes errsize and errors. errsize is the sum of the sizes of the bad-sector "blocks" where a "block" is ddrescue's term for a range of contiguous bad sectors. On the other hand, errors is the count of these bad-sector "blocks". As the manual describes, on each pass after the first, the bad-sector "blocks" are ...


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F3 (Fight Flash Fraud) is another option which should additionally detect fake flash drives (flash drives whose actual capacity is a fraction of advertised capacity): Insert your drive Install F3 sudo apt-get install f3 Write test data to the free space on the drive f3write /media/$USER/D871-DD7C/ Read the test data f3read /media/$USER/D871-DD7C/ ...


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It happens because of the partial hibernation of Windows (From Windows 8). I hope you are trying to open a drive from your dual booted system which is shutdowned from Windows last time. A quick and dirty way to fix this problem is, executing the following command on each drives: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdxx where xx is device and partition letter and number ...


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You can create partitions on your HDD without erasing any data if there is enough space. You can boot from Ubuntu LiveUSB, start gparted and do it there. You will not need to change boot order in bios. You can install grub on SSD or HDD, that will provide boot menu, where you will be able to choose which OS to start. If you install grub on HDD, then when ...


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If windows8, I believe the key is stored somewhere in the system BIOS. As for accessing the NTFS partition. The problem you have is that Windows was not properly shut down so the Windows system is in a hibernate state. You should properly shut down Windows. Have you tried using the Windows 10 installation USB to boot up? You could probably start the system ...


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I also tried this setup for installation but no luck it'll only success after when i remove my primary HDD plug the USB one by removing it from its cover do complete installation and placing back the USB & primary laptop HDD at their original place. Now i am able to boot my USB HDD as external. As in your condition i suggest Make sure you install grub ...


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Try both! The one that actually has the data on it and you can read it is the one to trust! Honestly, I don't think the SMART errors, unless they're pretty severe, will discredit the drive. I would go with /dev/sdb on this one, but replace both drives ASAP!


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I think i have guessed the reason now. Last night i opened my valuable harddisk filled with memories of people i may never meet again.. the last voices.. the first interactions... expressions... copies of important documents.. programs.. and plans... etc. But they are best left inside my mind. May be i was mad too and went crazily daring. Took as much ...


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You need to install a proprietary driver for you video adapter. Run in terminal sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-prime and reboot.


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You need to set bios to boot from the disk where Ubuntu is installed. Then run sudo update-grub in Ubuntu. You will have options in grub menu.


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If you have successfully dual booted Windows UEFI with Ubuntu 14.04 in the past, you can use exact same steps to dual boot Windows UEFI and Ubuntu 15.04. There is no difference here.



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