Questions tagged [drive]

Use this tag if you have problems using HDDs or SSDs in Ubuntu.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

Need help installing a new boot drive in a second slot

I have a UEFI laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad P72) with multiple internal NVMe drive slots. I currently have a documents and media drive in slot 0, and a boot drive in slot 1. Ubuntu 20.04 and my various ...
user avatar
  • 819
0 votes
0 answers
14 views

Ubuntu 20.04 external drive folder structure

I was trying to get a path to one of the folders on an external drive and noticed a confusing folder structure. I have a drive called Evo960 and I tried to get a path via terminal. I was expeting to ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
16 views

My external drive appears in "disks" but doesn't appear in left column

I have an external drive (1tb) the is formatted and passworded within Ubuntu. It used to work fine, I plug it in and get prompted for the password. Now when I plug it in, nothing happens, but I can ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
43 views

Online Account - Google, Can't create files in Shared Folders, but personal OK

Error picture Hello. I just installed Ubuntu 21.10. My online accounts like Google was my reason for using Windows. I have seen that it is now possible in Ubuntu. I have noticed that in the shared ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
135 views

Can't merge two partitions using KDE partition manager

I have a windows device belonging to my cousin. They noted despite having a 1TB drive, they only have about 100 GB of space. I noticed it was because there were some odd partitions. I'd like to merge ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
18 views

Can not access Raid hard drive in Ubuntu

I have a new system that has two hard drives. One is Raid around 4 TB which my operating system is installed on it. I also have created another Raid drive around 14 TB that is suppose to be my files....
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

How do I disable mapped drives discovery in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm setting up a brand new Ubuntu box in a large network. I noticed Ubuntu is picking and configuring both printers and mapped drives automatically and I don't want this to happen. I managed to ...
user avatar
  • 113
2 votes
0 answers
112 views

How to set timeout for waiting missing HDD while system boots?

System: Ubuntu 20.04 with EFI boot. Clarification why I need this I configured two swap partitions: One primary swap on the second HDD. It is used for hibernation. (Hibernation function is better to ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
417 views

Google Drive in Ubuntu with full local copy

From OneDrive (Windows) or GoogleDrive (Windows) I am used to much more than I currently have in Ubuntu. The built-in GNOME Online Accounts is not what I want. I've also tried other clients but all do ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
44 views

I expanded my disk in vcenter but the 18.04 won't use available space and I think I did something wrong

To clear this up - I added 100g on a Ubuntu 18.04 Server virtual machine. I followed some guides I found online (being newer to Linux) and was able to see and expand the disk to use the 300 total GB. ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
37 views

External hard drive gone

I have a 2015 macbook air that I run as a home server. I have a segate drive with 4tb. The enclosure broke so I got a replacement on Amazon that's been working fine for over a month. I woke up this ...
user avatar
-1 votes
1 answer
303 views

how to erase an iso i wrote on a USB drive?

i'm on ubuntu 21.10 and i have downloaded ubuntu 13.04 iso and written it on a USB drive. as it's not working I would like to remove it. but how?
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
77 views

How to share a CD-ROM drive over the network in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have 3 Computers and only one of them is old enough to have a CD/DVD-ROM drive. I would like to access the media from the other computers as well. I have mounted it under /media in the computer ...
user avatar
  • 218
1 vote
1 answer
49 views

Unable to Boot into SSD

For the longest time, I was running a dual-boot on a PC I bought several years ago. It came with a 1tb HDD w/ Windows 10 on it. I installed a M.2 SSD on it and ran Ubuntu on it for the longest time. ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
786 views

Odrive Unofficial - This snap has been emptied due to security concerns

Using Ubuntu 20.04 I have installed the newest version of odrive-unofficial. i also reinstalled snapd by sudo apt purge snapd snap-confine && sudo apt install -y snapd However, every time i ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
39 views

Unwanted Auto-mounting

I have Ubuntu set to auto mount two of my drives, which it successfully does every time I boot the system. However, sometimes shortly after I boot my system Ubuntu will start to mount the other five ...
user avatar
  • 524
1 vote
0 answers
193 views

Moving entire installation to a new hard drive

This question is probably super common, but my situation might not be :) let's see.. I have a PC tower running as a home server using Ubuntu server 20.04 LTS (NAS, minecraft, etc random stuff). I want ...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
71 views

files not showing up in USB pen

I copied some files into a USB flash drive but when I navigate to it, it just displays empty folders. When I try to copy them again, it asks me to if I want to replace, so the files seem to be there ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
31 views

Mounted drive needs to be double-clicked at least once before other applications can use it

I have mounted an NTFS drive from my Windows install. I believe it "automounts" as it is visible in "Other Locations" > "On This Computer" every time at startup. ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
53 views

Restoring from old hard drive

Background: I have a Dell Laptop with Ubuntu (VERSION="20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa)"). This laptop has a 1TB hard drive. Now I am looking to upgrade the laptop to a 2TB hard drive (SSD). ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
381 views

Can't mount drive without using e2fsck every boot

If i want to mount this drive, i need to run e2fsck or fsck.ext4 after every boot. All data is visible and accessable after that. uuid only appears in system listings after "fsck.ext4" or &...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

Cannot change ownership of secondary drive stuck with read-only on Ubuntu 21.04

So, I'm dual booting my desktop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 21.04. Before making the change, I've had a secondary SSD that I used with a single NTFS partition to install Steam games. As this disk had ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
113 views

Ubuntu crashes when external HDD is plugged in

I have Ubuntu installed on an external ssd and it works fine. But when I plug in another external HDD when running the OS it starts crashing and doesnt even let me shut down
user avatar
  • 45
0 votes
0 answers
81 views

When Mounting Google Drive with Rclone ls: reading directory '.': Input/output error help pls

When I try to mount Google drive with rclone I usually get this error: ls: read directory '.': Input/output error Ubuntu 18.04 20.04 21.04 I tried almost all Rclone I tried many versions but the ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
41 views

Ubuntu 21.04 Cannot Boot From External USB HDD

My filesystem layout, internal is sda and external is sdb: sda ├─sda1 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
53 views

Cant find file manager UBUNTU 20.04

I recently installed Ubuntu on an external harddrive as MBR and wasnt visible in UEFI settings. Later some kind folks told me to convert the drive to GPT and create an ESP partition which solved my ...
user avatar
  • 45
0 votes
1 answer
49 views

Most drives read only [closed]

Im running Ubuntu 20.04.03 LTS (with kde plasma) and for some reason, all drives (except my boot drive) have switched to read only. The drives are fine. Even the second partition on my boot drive (...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
34 views

how to set read write permission for my hard drives in mac?

i am using a ubunutu distro its version 20. something the latest as of now i have installed it over my mac late 2008 aluminium intel 2.4ghz nividia with os 10.11 el capitan and every drive was re-...
user avatar
  • 1
-3 votes
1 answer
78 views

Drive partition recovery. I want to recover files before using it for Ubuntu

'''Unable to access the drive after Ubuntu installation. This partition belongs to windows but I wanted to allocate some parts for Ubuntu during installation. But I see this drive. I have important ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
57 views

I need help with mdadm drive ownership

I've been here looking through other threads trying to figure this out but, can't figure out how to change my mdadm array ownership. I've tried a bunch of commands and I just can't get it. I am very ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
119 views

Ubuntu 20.04 didn't recognize Apple CD/DVD player

Is there a way to make my Apple USB Superdrive (External CD/DVD player) work with Ubuntu 20.04? Plugged in and drive was not recognized.
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
101 views

Mount USB floppy drive always at same mount point

I'd like to mount my USB floppy at the same mount point regardless of the disk. The problem is that adding a line to /etc/fstab with the UUID doesn't work. I thought the UUID belonged to the USB ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
213 views

Unable To Access SCSI Tape Drives

I am trying to utilize linux's dd command to create 1:1 disk images of some archival tapes I have. My setup: I am running a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. I have an Exabyte VXA-2 drive (external,...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
15 views

Apps reading net drives is freezing them

I've a NAS and its folders I need mounted automatically using /etc/fstab file. Everything works like a cham, but when I use some GTK apps like Firefox and it tries to look for a folder, it seems the ...
user avatar
  • 315
0 votes
0 answers
49 views

How to un-rename drive mount points?

My computer crashes often (AMD Ryzen is not a reliable CPU) and after the latest crash, all of my mount points have become duplicated: /media/vadi🔒 ❯ ls -l total 40 drwx------ 2 root root 4096 May ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
77 views

Cannot resize old ubuntu installed drive, is bios_grub partition safe to delete?

So I dual boot installed Ubuntu even though it is not dual boot (I cannot choose), apparently the second install is a mistake, so I wanna resize it but I can't, please help I did not know what to do ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
42 views

An HDD is fast when read by dd, slow otherwise

After updating Ubuntu, I found that my non-root HDD become too slow. Just see the numbers: pv /dev/sda > /dev/null gives 200kb/s. Mounting it (takes a minute) and running rsync -r /mnt/hdd2/ /tmp/...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
86 views

Symbolic link from Nas to home folder

I'm trying to create a link from my unraid Nas to my Ubuntu vm that I have running in it but ever time I make it the link says its broken and wants me to remove it
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
531 views

Issue with fsck on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I have an Intel Nuc with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS installed and all the latest updates. My NUC randomly crashed and the disk went into read-only mode. I had to force the NUC to shut down and power back on ...
user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
1 answer
53 views

How to use my drive without administartive permission

I have my 1tb drive which have my flutter projects. My drive always asks for administrative permission. Whenever I save files it asks permission and also shows error showing denial of permission. ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
40 views

drive permissions problem

I seem to be unable to write to my drives (NTFS). they worked fine until today, not sure what happened. UUID=xxxxxxxxx /media/stuff ntfs rw,auto,users,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=46,uid=1000 0 0 any ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
82 views

All internal drives are showing as removable, but actual removable drives no longer auto-mount

I'm running 20.04. Recently I've noticed that all of the entries I have in fstab are now showing up as removable devices in Nemo, although if I try and eject them it fails because I am not root. At ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
27 views

Expand Linux partition

I've decided to completely switch to Linux from Windows so I'd like to expand my current partition with the old windows partition. If possible, I'd also like to add the last three partitions but I'm ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
512 views

How can I mount a MacOS fusion drive?

When viewing the partitions, obviously there are two physical disks, but virtually it's being treated as one disk on MacOS (Fusion drive). How can one mount this on ubuntu? The normal mounting ...
user avatar
  • 151
3 votes
3 answers
866 views

Pinta can not open file - permission denied

My ubuntu 18.04 is installed in the SSD.I installed pinta from ubuntu software but can not open files from my hard disk, says permission denied. But can open files from SSD where ubuntu is installed(...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

MacBook 4,1 disc drive doesn't load with Kubuntu

not sure I'm in the right place, but I installed Kubuntu on my early 2008 MacBook (4,1) and on inserting CD in the built-in drive it is not drawn in. I am dual-booting and the drive works fine with ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
231 views

Can Ubuntu read dynamic disk?

Due a mistake while installing Lubuntu, I converted my Windows Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk(I found this by using disklart from command prompt using Windows Recovery Tools). Now Windows cannot read my ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
82 views

GRUB menu always appears on boot despite not dual-booting

I run a fully Windows computer with Kubuntu installed on an external drive. Even when the drive isn’t plugged in, the Grub command terminal appears on boot and I have to type exit to stop it. It’s ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

How to set home directory mount point for drive

I have 2 drives on my machine, but one is unused. I would like to use the unused drive for the home partition (as in moving my current home directory into the unused drive). Is this possible without ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
47 views

Main Drive is not showing in the Ubuntu Simple Install

My system has Windows installed on a 500GB Intel 660p SSD, and a 1TB HDD purely for storage, that is currently empty. When installing Ubuntu off a flash drive, if I use the "Install Ubuntu ...
user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
10