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Questions tagged [hard-drive]

Questions about hard drives, configuring and formatting them. Hard drives typically provide stateful memory storage for computers, and are the primary location for the operating system and user files.

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Saving files on my hard drive

My computer recently wasn't able to boot up properly. I've got ubuntu on a flash drive and am running it on the computer. I have an external hard drive to save files from my internal one but it doesn'...
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Add a second Windows hard drive

A friend gave me a 1 TB hard drive from a Windows computer. I want wipe it and install it in my computer. I already have one Ubuntu hard drive and want another hard drive for Windows 10 Thanks
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How do I use available hard drives in this system?

I am not very experienced Ubuntu user, and I have an Ubuntu server to use for some calculations. The server has several hard drives and SSD-s. The hard drive seems to be in RAID 5 set up. The thing ...
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how to access/use non-partition disk

i am using Ubuntu 16.04 and want to access/use different disk in the server(following disks): lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 372G 0 ...
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Install ubuntu / on SDD and /home on HDD [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my computer. I have a SSD and a HDD. I want to install the root / of ubuntu on my SSD (and my swap too), but install my /home on my HDD. I don't found how ...
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What should be the partition scheme for Ubuntu 18.04 lts 500 GB hdd [no SDD] [no dual boot]?

I have a 500 GB HDD. When I was using Windows, I had given 150 GB to C Drive (just to be on the safe side) and 315 GB to D Drive. I used C Drive just for installing software. I stored my personal ...
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Every time I need to use a command to mount an external hard disk in WSL

I am using Ubuntu 18.10 in WSL in Windows 10. Whenever I open a Linux terminal with an external hard disk I need to use a command to mount the hard drive in the terminal. If I do not use the sudo ...
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Swap hard drive

Can I install Ubuntu on a hard drive using a computer and then use the hard drive (and boot the Ubuntu installation) as primary operating system on another PC? Does Ubuntu auto-reconfigure itself on ...
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What should be the partition scheme for Ubuntu 18.04? [on hold]

I have a Dell Vostro 3446 laptop (x64) with 500gb HDD, 4 GB RAM and Intel Core i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz. I am installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and no other operating system. [No Dual Boot] I want to run ...
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Is my HDD going to kick the bucket?

My kubuntu 18.04 sometimes behaves like there is no space left on HDD (can't update, errors popping up when open any application, etc.) despite I am using only around 30Gb of a 320Gb drive. After hard ...
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I want to give an external hardrive executable permissions, how do I do it?

My computer only has 31 Gigabytes and I cant install games. Ive tryied downloadig games from steam and form Itch.io on my hardrive but it wont let me because the hardrive doesn't have execute ...
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18.04 LTS Unmounts external HDD when session locks

I have an external HDD I use for backups (rsync during night) and other stuff. On 16.04 it was mounted all the time and I did not have any problems. In 18.04 however, after I lock my session, the disk ...
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My hard disk is formated. How could I recover the data? [duplicate]

I have Dell 5520. When I installed Ubuntu 18.10 all data were lost. 1 terabyte hard disk is formatted. How can I recover the data? All my work is gone, please help.
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newly purchased and formatted (ext4) seagate external hard drive 5tb cannot store files in Lubuntu 18.10 + almost 40gb used somehow

I recently purchased a new external Seagate 5tb drive. I am running Lubuntu 18.10 from an external Sandisk USB drive. I tried to format the 5tb external drive using mkfs.ext4 using the terminal but ...
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SAS Drives Ubuntu Server 18.04 [duplicate]

I have two SAS drives of the same type. I have install the ubuntu operation system on the first SAS drive. Now I want to use the other drive for storage, but it doenst seem to show up on parted, lsblk,...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 not detecting SAS drive

I have two SAS drives 72GB. One is the system where Ubuntu server is installed on. The other is also connected but I can’t find it on the server. When I plug an HDD into the server, it outputs it as /...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.4, cannot detect hard drive

In my machine, there is one SSD 512GB with Raid On mode which Windows 10 is installed. And one hard drive 2TB (divided into three parts, 250GB (Ubuntu 18.4 which is already installed), 250GB (Ubuntu ...
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Failing HDD Data Recovery

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but it seemed to be the closest I could find. I have an external hard drive enclosure with a WD green 2TB HDD that no longer works. I've removed it from the ...
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Failed installation 18.04.1

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 64-bit on an apparently healthy Seagate Pipeline HD (Model ST3320310CS) SATA HDD. Each time a dialog box tells me there is an "apt configuration problem" "An ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 ATA1.00 exception

After installing Kubuntu 18.10 sometimes my laptop freezes for 1-2 minutes and then resumes working without any error. this is the exception in my syslog file: Jan 10 16:32:53 X450LD kernel: [35259....
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Dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 hard disk partition? [duplicate]

I want to dual boot ubuntu 18.10 and windows 10 on my laptop.I have 256GB SSD C drive and i want both of the OSes to be installed in C.I also have 1TB hard disk. My question is will ubuntu be able to ...
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Moved [from older laptop] HDD to new laptop

Older laptop die today. Prob MBO. So pull out HDD [ that is ok ] and plugin in another laptop that all work fine. Boot/start go fine and I got my GUI to work. The issue is that he got freeze after ...
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Is `/etc/fstab` used to remount drives?

I have a device installed with Ubuntu 14.04.5 which has a single hard drive with an ext4 file system. By reading the document Ext4 Filesystem I learned that the default data mode is ordered which ...
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I encountered the print_req_error while trying to open Ubuntu 16.04 on my dual booted HP laptop

So I have an HP Pavilion 15au627tx laptop and I had been using Ubuntu 16.04 for about 6 months before I first encountered this problem. Once when I logged in last November, everything was in a read ...
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New Ubuntu Server

My Windows Home Server finally died and I rebuild another pc to take it's place. I no longer have the server software so I thought I'd try getting Ubuntu with either Kodi or Emby to stream my movies. ...
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Can't increase hard drive space on Ubuntu 18.04

I have Ubuntu 18.04 in VirtualBox I had installed using LVM, thinking that the drive size would automatically grow to the initial 20 GB, but it hit 3.9 GB and stopped. Filesystem ...
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BackInTime can't write to external hard-drive anymore

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using backintime for regular daily back-ups on to an external HD. Recently, it has been acting strange and hasn't backed up correctly. Upon trying to change settings, it is ...
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Unable to access data on flash drive

I've copied more than 300 Go data on a 2 To flash drive, from a Ubuntu 16.04, then formatted that PC and installed Ubuntu 18.04. The flash disk is exFAT partition, when I mounted it, I had to install ...
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I am using a secondary hard drive and when I use it, the read write speed is horribly slow. What can I do to correct this?

I use two internal hard drives and the second drive is just for movies, tv shows, and pictures. When I use the second hard drive to watch tv shows or a movie the read speed is so slow the show ...
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External Seagate HDD is causing an error when copying files over to my laptop

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 18 LTS and updated and upgraded. I have some files on an external HDD that I use as my backup HDD and I tried copying it on my laptop. I copied those files on my laptop ...
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I now want to delete Windows 10 on my SSD drive, but my linux is on the HDD drive

I want to delete Windows 10 but I couldn't find any way to do so since it's on another drive, my Linux doesn't even see that there is another OS (Windows 10) installed since Windows is installed on my ...
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Ubuntu on external hard drive not booting

I'm new to ask ubuntu so I apologize if this question has already been asked or if it's in the wrong thread. I had a question regarding my external hard drive, with Ubuntu installed in it, not being ...
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Cannot modify hard drive / stuck in read-only mode - can no longer boot

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. Suddenly, I could no longer write to my main drive, a SSD, crashing all programs that I was running. When I rebooted, Ubuntu no longer started, not finding any OS/disk. I ...
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Clone only the data from disk to .img disk file?

Is there a program to run in the terminal and tell it to just copy the sectors with information in use to an .img file and ignore the sectors NOT assigned? I need something like that so I can later ...
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Format Hard drive and install latest Kubuntu LTS

I have a Lenovo 130e which had a Windows 10 and Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit OS. Something bad happened and I am unable to access/boot the Windows partition, it just has the spinning blue wheel of ...
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Installing Ubuntu on new SSD from within Ubuntu running off HDD on same PC

Have Ubuntu with lot of software with some some non-trivial / non-default configuration (especially done for tweaking system for low-latency audio production), all of which would take quite some time ...
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Net Usershare Error 255 for external HD

Newbie here. I installed Ubuntu on a PC so I could run Plex Media Server from it. All my films are on 2 external hard drives. I have them mounted in Ubuntu, and they are working with Plex. I can read/...
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Where is ubuntu installed? Lack of space error [duplicate]

My other PC runs Ubuntu - been a while now, maybe a few years. I get an error dialog box after start-up which says I dont have enough space, like only 2 or 300MB left. It gives me the option to ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a external hard drive so I can use it as both storage for windows systems and run ubuntu from it? [duplicate]

I want to use a 2TB external hard drive to act as both storage for my main desktop running windows while having on there Ubuntu to run some linux exclusive applications. I have created a flash drive ...
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Whoops Installed 18.04 LTS on second drive in Win10 PC and now PC goes to GRUB rescue on boot

I am using my "daily driver" Win10 PC tower to install Ubuntu on a secondary hard drive via USB boot. The first attempt went well. After I shut down, I pulled the drive and installed it in a ...
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How to mount a damaged internal hard drive in an Ubuntu VM running on Windows 10?

The Issue I had a Windows 10 PC whose hard drive went belly up. I'm trying to recover data from it by using an Ubuntu VM through VirtualBox on another Windows 10 PC. What I've Done So far, I have: ...
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I am no longer able to boot through windows or ubuntu. Do I need to replace my hard drive?

I have been using an Asus Laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 dual booted. A few days ago while I was using ubuntu, a black screen suddenly appeared The black screen that appeared while I was ...
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Ubuntu File Manager How To Change User When Asked For Password

So lost... I have researched and researched but I don't know enough about what to research. I'll try to make this simple -I have a Folder on a NAS Hard Drive I need access to. Power loss ruined the ...
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Installing programs on local disk D [duplicate]

I switched from windows to Ubuntu yesterday and I'm just starting. I had two partitions on windows as it's normal there and I left as it was. I want to install software on Local Disk :D, not C, but I ...
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How to use USB SATA/IDE ADapter

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 LTS. I want to see and read/write data into an internal HDD from another PC desktop (which also has the same Linux OS). So I bought an USB SATA/IDE Adapter to connect it ...
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Seperate Data Partition

I have System with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.I have installed Ubuntu on SSD with /,/swap,/home partition.So What i want now is create a seperate data partition on HDD and link some of the folders on /...
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Boot From External USB HDD

I changed my old HDD with a new SSD. Inside my old HDD are installed Windows and Ubuntu. At the moment, I need to use sometimes my old HDD, in particular the ubuntu operating system (connecting the ...
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Unable to mount partition from NAS RAID array to recover data

I have one disk of a 2 disk raid1 array that failed in the raid device. The manufacturer and subsequent investigation indicates it is formatted as a linux disk. fdisk -l displays Device ...
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WD element Harddrive is not being read

lsusb shows drive as listed but it is not showing in file browser. Following is the output of dmesg : [ 835.749084] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd [ 835.918956] usb 1-3: ...
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Test tools to detect bad sectors on hard disk? [duplicate]

I recently bought a new 1TB hard drive and I would like to do a couple of tests before I start using it (I prefer to know if there are problems or there may be problems now before it is too late). ...