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Questions tagged [drive]

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

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Bootable USB Flash Drive Failure [on hold]

I am trying to create a bootable USB Flash Drive in Linux (Xubuntu). I have tried three following Methods: UNetbootin ; Etcher ; sudo dd bs=4M if=bla-bla-bla-input.iso of=/dev/sd<?> conv=...
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Snap causing Double commander to show fake drives

anyone has idea how can I remove this Snap related fake drvies from double commander? They are not present in Files 3.14 Here is output of lsblk -f NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID ...
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How to disable Windows 10 NTFS write lock due to faulty “Fast startup” option from other Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

Suituation: Windows 10 itself is broken and wouldn't startup anyhow. I have Ubuntu 18 Machine. The drive is absolutely healthy but mounts in readonly mode. I've managed to find out that in happens due ...
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Replacing Failed Boot Disk

I have a current Ubuntu system that boots from a solid state drive. This drive only has the boot partition and nothing else. The main files including /home and / are located on a RAID 5 array. It ...
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The installation of a Samsung 960 Evo SSD drive on Linux

I am new to Linux. I have an old laptop which I use. I got a Samsung 960 Evo SSD drive and would like to install it on my laptop to make it faster. Samsung used to have an installation for Linux but ...
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k3b Version 17.12.3 not recognizing my optical drive in ubuntu

My k3b is not recognizing the cd/dvd drive k3b error message But my vlc player is able to detect without any issues This is what my lshw comes up with *-scsi physical id: 2 logical name: ...
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“Unable to access location” on 1st try. Works fine on 2nd try?

I'm experiencing an odd issue with 18.04.01 LTS. When I try to access two of my HDD's from the "Files" icon, I first get a message when I click the drive icon: "Unable to access location" I close ...
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How do I mount from fstab without interruption if the drive isn't available?

I would like to have a drive mounted during boot, but only if it's available. I have an entry for it now in fstab, but if it's not available boot halts. Is there a way to have to format the fstab line ...
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Seagate Expansion 2 TB Inaccessible

I'm having difficulty getting my Seagate 2 TB Expansion drive going on Ubuntu 18.04. It's not recognized in Nautilus or any of the GUI disk managers. It is visible in terminal using lsusb. I've tried ...
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Move whole Ubuntu to another drive [duplicate]

I currently have a small laptop with flash memory. I struggled a lot to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 in it. But now, due to slow read(80 MBps) and write speeds I want to install a M2 drive. My question is,...
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How to move files from root SSD to another partition?

The system gives me the following error: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only 713.9 MB disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or moving files to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS Drive D: /

There is a problem in my Drive D:/. The Drive can't read the CD and DVD correctly. It opens only one or two CDs, music and game, and doesn't open the others. I don't know if the problem comes from the ...
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Renamed user and UID, now i cant log in

I know there are some similar questions around but i dont feel like i have enough info to proceed. So i have a dual boot mac/ubuntu 16. I was tired of not being able to access my mac hd in ubuntu due ...
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Why does my grub2 shows failure reading sector 0x0 from hd0

I had made some power settings before this happened. My MacBook air is not booting up. It chimes and flashes for 3 secs and then blacks out. If I do ls on grub2 it shows me this error : failure ...
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How do you uninstall Ubuntu?

I have a PC with three hard drives and a quad-boot set up with Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and Kali Linux - Rolling. Because I don't use the last two of these anymore, I'd like to remove ...
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Ext4 External 8TB Drive Not Recognized in Ubuntu or Windows using Paragon

My Ext4 External 8TB Drive Not Recognized in Ubuntu or in Windows 10 using Paragon software. It used to be recognized in Windows 10 using Paragon. I tried booting from Ubuntu to check if the drive ...
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Mount Debian install as USB drive

I have a Debian 8 notebook which had a hardware failure (power board) which is a time consuming and error-prone repair. So I purchased a 2.5" HD USB enclosure and placed the HD from the notebook in ...
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How do I show the side bar (incl. available hard drives) when I open the file explorer Nautilus? [duplicate]

When I open the file explorer it only shows the home directory. It doesn't show any of my hard drives of computer. How can I make the file explorer show available hard drives?
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root capacity showing full, but cannot find what's taking so much space [duplicate]

UPDATE 2 Thank you all for the help. It turns out to be like what @steeldriver suggested. Someone rebooted the machine and manually mount my /dev/sdc1 back to the original path /mnt/WD. What I did ...
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How to turn a Logical Drive back to Primary Partition in Windows 7?

I have two 500 GB hard disks.I tried installing Ubuntu 18.04 in one of the partitions of the second disk.After making the partitions(correctly,I presume) the OS installation failed.Now it seems the ...
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Recover USB Drive [duplicate]

I have an issue with my USB drive. In properties, it shows 7.4 GB of free space available. However, when I try to copy anything to this drive it shows I/O error. I have used Gparted and it does show ...
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Write permission issues Ubuntu

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 (Multi-boot (Windows-10,Manjaro,Ubuntu)) I have a NTFS partition with a size of 500 GB. I can't do any kind of write operations on that NTFS Partition. I think this behaviour showed ...
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External hard drive keeps powering down

Is it possible to prevent an external hard drive from powering down? I left the drive on over the night for a large download, but when I checked it in the morning, the download failed with the ...
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External USB hard drive ext4 partition mounts as read-only on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, e2fsck recommended

When I plug my 1-terabyte Seagate hard drive in a USB port on my desktop PC, it mounts NTFS filesystem /dev/sdc1 successfully but fails to mount ext filesystem /dev/sdc2 because of an apparent error ...
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Bad magic number in super-block … contains a ntfs file system labelled 'Σ'

I used Greek letters for my volume labels which made it unnecessarily difficult to navigate via terminal. However, when I try to rename them I get the following error: sudo e2label /dev/sdb1 "...
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nvidia drive owner and MESA driver

Is it possible to use the NVidia owners drives together with the MESA Drivers? I have an NVidia card with driver installed and I would like to know if I can use the MESA Drivers as well.
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Mount only specific partition without sudo password?

I want to create a custom live usb stick with two partitions: one for the OS and one data partition. Now the users should only be able to mount said data partition (which should be mounted ...
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Drive not appearing when plugged in [duplicate]

I booted Ubuntu from my SSD. Then I plugged in my HDD into my Computer after linux had booted. As expected, it wasn't detected. How can I make my system detect it?
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USB drive only reading on Disk Utility

I was copying music to USB and got an error. From then on USB was reading as ‘Read Only’. I’ve trie. Umount but USB not reading on Terminal. It is not reading on Gparted as well. Would like to ...
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how to rename your drive?

I want to rename my drive located at /media/Lenovo Drive to /media/LenovoDrive so that ndk white space problem can be resolved ...please give me your suggestion....I am using ubuntu
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Access a mount drive via terminal (mounted via samba)

I have trouble accessing a mounted drive in Ubuntu via terminal. I can access it via the address bar using the address smb://UNCLE;username@server/home_staff/username But I can't access it via the ...
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Windows 10 scanning and repairing drive (E:) which contains my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Every time I start Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04 (UEFI) I got error message that Scanning and repairing drive (E:) Contents of /etc/fstab(moved from comments to question): # <file ...
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Flash Drive not appearing in Disks utility, and not mounting

As it says on the tin, I have flash drive that a few days ago worked just fine, but now will neither mount, nor be recognized by the Disks utility. I have no idea why this is happening, but I want to ...
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I accidentally formatted my C: drive while I was using Ubuntu [duplicate]

My C drive had Windows installed and all of my important files. I know there is a way to try to recover it using testdisk. But I wanted to know if there are anythings that change since the dive I want ...
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Problem with making a new folder in Ubuntu

I have a problem with making a new folder in one of my drives. I have ubuntu 17 and the drive format is NTFS. I already mounted it but I still can't make a new folder.
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No Bootable Device after Installing Ubuntu 16.04 - No Drives in UEFI BIOS settings

I recently had issues with installing Ubuntu on my Acer Spin 1 where the installer would simply hang indefinitely during grub installation or some other part of the install. I found a fix where I ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to SD card

Helle. I have small eMMC drive on ASUS vivobook l401na. How do download ubuntu to sd card to try it as my windows leaves hardly any space on drive?
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How do I install ubuntu on a blank hard drive without using dvd or usb?

How do I install ubuntu on a blank hard drive without using dvd or usb? I have a computer with an extra blank drive thats been formatted. I want to download ubuntu onto the blank drive and install it ...
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Change samba Volume Serial Number

How do I change samba Volume Serial Number on ubuntu? I have a samba server mounted on windows as a network drive but I would like to change it's serial number. In windows there is utility from ...
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Extremely slow programs start/files read

My Lubuntu 17.10 laptop read is extremely slow, even though the laptop itself is pretty good - Intel i5-3320M 2.60GHz, 8 GBs of RAM, Sandisk SSD. I've been experiencing this slowness since the fresh ...
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Why ubuntu is creating new partitions of snap apps & how to deal with it? [duplicate]

Here, Usually i used to have the single Ubuntu partition but now as i will install more apps, i will see more partitions mounted to my machine. Usually it has occurred to me earlier with VLC, & ...
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Need an Indexing Batch file to Print Text File

I have a lot of files saved on Flash drives (about 40 flash drives). I want to create a collection of text files which show the flash drive number and the drive content with folders, subfolders and ...
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Netbook display corrupted [duplicate]

I use xubuntu 16.04, After starting the os the display is 75% corrupted: After that, if I suspend (sleep) the Netbook and then awake it, it shows everything correctly. It happened only on xubuntu ...
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How can I move the boot drive (ie the one with GRUB)? [duplicate]

I have two drives and I installed Ubuntu 17.10 while my Windows 7 drive was mounted. Therefore GRUB was accidentally installed to drive with windows 7. I've been using it for months and it's working ...
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Use External Hard Drive Partition for Ubuntu Installation

I'm relatively new to Linux and I want to try and install Ubuntu 16.04.3 to a 500GB partition I have on an external drive. I have a bootable copy of the ISO already configured on a USB drive and can ...
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Down grading my ubuntu when the installed drive is hidden

So i installed ubuntu 17.10 in my USB 3.0 SSD. any during installation i somehow hide the drive where ubuntu was installed. That was not the problem until i started to stop receiving updates. On ...
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How to get the files that I saved while using windows in other drives than C:? [closed]

I had some files in my windows OS, when I used it. I saved them in Drives D: & X:. Now, I've installed Ubuntu 17.10 in it. Where can I find those files? I installed in C: by completely removing my ...
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Dropbox issue on Ubuntu 17.10

I have had my Dropbox account for several years. It holds half terabyte of family photos and videos, important documents etc. So, I really neds help to solve this situation: Dropbox insists on the ...
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Installing Ubuntu by flash drive [duplicate]

If we are installing Ubuntu by flash drive can we generate the flashdrive with poweriso in another laptop?
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Google Drive slow Sync with ocamlfuse why?

I am using Google Drive to sysnc the backup everything is connected and working but how i can get get over 100Mbit/s reading speeds the try implement that encryption to transfer all data encrypted and ...