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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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How to recover from failed GRUB installation?

I decided to install Ubuntu 20.04 onto an external hard drive, for use with my laptop. On the laptop's internal disk is some sensitive data that I stupidly neglected to back up. So I formatted the ...
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I can't find a select drive option

I'm running into some problems with installing ubuntu (ubuntu-22.04-desktop-amd64.iso). The problem. I found a few tutorials that told me that I can select a drive to install ubuntu on, but I can't ...
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My drives are mounted very slowly

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS desktop on my Asus K55vj laptop ...it is installed in main 250 gb wd ssd and the 2nd drive is a wd scorpion 750 gb hdd...whenevr i want access my hdd partitions the drives ...
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After Clean Install of Ubuntu 22.04, Second Disk is Read Only

My Computer has 3 disks, 2 SSDs (500 and 120), 1 HDD (1 TB). I performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop to 500 GB SSD. Before the install, both SSDs were clean (without any data) and HDD was ...
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Screen crahsing after Ubuntu dual boot

I've just installed Ubuntu as a Dualboot with Windows. Everything seems to be working fine, but after a few minutes of use, the screen starts to "melt" and then goes completely black. I had ...
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How do i use the remaining HDD disk space on my Ubuntu Server

I have a old mini PC setup as a Ubuntu server to host some stuff for the first time. Everything is working fine thanks to docker. But checking df -h I see that only 100GB are being used by Ubuntu. ...
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Problem on external drive disk, can't get all disk size

I have a problem here. I have a 3TB external hard drive that was having trouble working properly and the system was forcing me to format it. After formatting, I realize that my drive now has a ...
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Unable to access location in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS desktop

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS desktop on my ASUS K55VJ laptop. I Have two drives in the laptop: the OS is installed on a 250 GB SSD and the secondary drive is a 750 GB WD Scorpion HDD where I keep my ...
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Mount VRoC raid on ubuntu 18.04

I'm new to ubuntu. Recently I installed new disks and created raid5 with intel VRoC. I tried to mount it into the system but I have no clue how to do it. Here're all disks I installed in the system. ...
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NVMe Error Log Increases but not further information is given

Since a few days I get the hard disk health warning that the error log increased from X to Y (see code below). The error log increases after every reboot of the notebook or wake from hibernation. ...
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How to change download location to external Hard Drive

So I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X131e Chromebook and I did a full UEFI firmware switch over to Ubuntu 22.04. After all the updates finished I only have 300.00 mb of storage space on my computer, I have a ...
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/dev/sda2:recovery journal /dev/sda2: clean, error in ubuntu 20.04 while booting

My ubuntu 20.04 was working fine and normal when I turned off last night, now at morning am trying to turn on my laptop (ubuntu 20.04) it is giving me this error while booting /dev/sda2:recovery ...
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The external hard drive is not showing up

The external hard drive is not showing up, even in the disk application. Terminal output: Laptop information: It is properly working on another computer with Windows, also on this laptop the flash ...
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What does /dev/ssd do?

OK, I am new to linux and I made a mistake that I hope is not catastrophic: I wanted to type this command sudo dcfldd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd status=on But instead I made a typo and wrote this ...
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No more disk space even i do not have large file in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

i am facing strange error since few days. whenever i download simple file or extract .rar file i start facing error No more disk space and when i check my hard drive it shows 0 bytes. some time it ...
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2nd drive not filling up?

First of all, i am very new to ubuntu. I have a laptop running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on which I run Samba to map the network drives on my main computer. I added a second HDD so I had more storage, I ...
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Hard disk problem after installing Ubuntu dual boot

This happened after installing the Ubuntu dual boot. Since both OSs (Windows and Ubuntu) worked fine I did not do anything to fix it, but today the S drive, which was the same drive that Ubuntu was ...
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Internal HDD cannot give partition

I am having a weird kind of problem. I have a 640gigs internal hdd but it is unusable. It shows up in disks but in weird way. Image of disks It just gives format partition option and nothing else. The ...
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brand new hard drive unmount on every bootup

I made an server with ubuntu and plexwhenever i boot it up my new 4TB hard-drive is unmounted and plex can’t find it’s content manually re mounting it works journalctl | grep sda spits this out 5 11 ...
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It's my disk in bad shape? (e2fsck vs smartctl)

After an electric shortage one disk lost some data. Because I have backup I simply and there was a lot of non-important data, I decided to destroy the partition and start fresh. The disk work ok for ...
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How can i know the hard disk name?

How can I find the name of the hard disk I'm already in as I tried sudo fdisk -l but the result contains a lot of names, i just need the hard disk I'm using now , please EDIT I got sda 8:0 0 ...
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How can I delete files from my hard drive using an Ubuntu stick?

Ubuntu 20.04 When I tried to log in I got an error message. I tried to get a screen shot but it froze up. When I restarted, all looks well and I'm prompted to enter my password. It appears to log in ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect hard drive in laptop Acer Aspire 3

I've seen this question multiple times in here, but none of the answers were helpful to me. Basically, I've managed to install Ubuntu on mi laptop (along with Windows 10), but I cannot boot it because,...
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Cannot acces my other hard disks! help!

When I try to open my hard drive it gives this error message: unable to access location error mounting/dev/sdb2 at/media/user/b03c28983c285ba: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on/ dev/sdb2, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not booting, hard drive not listed in fdisk and parted

I have a hard drive with Ubuntu 20.04 installed (no dual boot). When I turn on my notebook, the GRUB menu is shown, but when I select Ubuntu the OS isn't loaded (I have a black screen). Almost the ...
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What is best way to set up a new computer when the old device has a separate home partition?

I was recently given a completely new workstation at work. My old workstation has Kubuntu 20.04 and the new one has better hardware in every respect. I'm looking to install Kubuntu 22.04 on it. I put ...
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Problems while resizing laptop hard drive

I am trying to reinstall windows 10 on my laptop and I decided to partition my HDD so I can have both Ubuntu and Windows 10 on dual boot I get the following error while booting from a USB with a ...
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Adding external hard drive to Ubuntu

I want to add external HDD to my Ubuntu so I can install all sorts of software on it. I know you can add a HDD to Ubuntu however, I want to ask if I add the hard drive would I be needing to be ...
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Unalbe to boot on Ubuntu from a hard drive after changing computer

I have a hard drive with Ubuntu 20 (and grub) installed on it. Using my old Laptop, I can boot on Ubuntu without issues. However, I now have a new Laptop with Windows 10 on it and I cannot manage to ...
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Interpreting the Disks UI when running "Repairing Filesystem"

I'm running "Repair Filesystem" through the Disks utility on a 2TB external HD. I kicked off the process about 10 hours ago and it appears to still be running, although I can't be certain. ...
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SGX disabled by BIOS - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

My system information: Intel Core i5-10600K Gigabyte H510M H NVIDIA GTX 1050TI 4GB 500GB x1 NVME SSD (Installed Ubuntu), 2TB x1 HDD, 1TB x1 IDE HDD, and 250GB x1 SSD Operating System: Ubuntu 22.04 ...
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Block_dump reporting missing from Ubuntu 22.04

I am trying to monitor what is causing my disks to come out of standby. One of the tools I was using on Ubuntu 20.04 was writing to /proc/sys/vm/block_dump, which provided details on what was ...
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I want to install Ubuntu on my new ssd on my old laptop

I have set my new ssd on my laptop and using the old hdd as usb. But my Ubuntu 20.04 is installed on my old hdd… now how I can install Ubuntu 22.04 on my new ssd with is currently set on my laptop and ...
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New to Ubuntu, looking for set up advice [duplicate]

I am new here. I am studying cybersecurity and am starting an apprenticeship soon. I was asked to back up my laptop to an external drive, turn the laptop into a Linux based machine and wipe Windows ...
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External Drive DIsk is unrecognised

after reading askubuntu as a guest for some time I decided to be an active part of the community posting here my first question. I bought an HDD of 2TB some months ago. It worked ok, but when I was ...
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How to merge a disk into current used disk without losing data?

I have created an ubuntu server where 2 Nvme disks are available. However, to my surprise only one of them is being used. After running fdisk -l I get the following results. Disk /dev/nvme0n1: 953.89 ...
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No block device created on connected USB drive after updates

for months now I've been doing physical backup from an Ubuntu Server 20.04 to USB drives I swap out and take off site. No rocket science, I plug in the drive, mount the block device, typically /dev/...
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Upgrading from SATA HDD TO SDD

I've just bought a new 500 gb SATA SSD, I'm planning to replace my laptop's 2TB HDD with it and connect the hdd to my laptop using a caddy in place of the dvd... my questions are: Should i keep the ...
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Fastest and effective way to make data unrecoverable on a 1TB external USB drive [duplicate]

I have a 1TB USB external drive that I need to return for warranty and need a fast way to hide my data in case anyone tried to recover data from it! I know about dd, shred etc... but I'm afraid (I'm ...
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Gnome Disk Utility - "SMART Data & Self Tests..." Option greyed out

The option for "SMART Data & Self Tests..." is not available (greyed out) in Gnome Disk Utility on 22.04. I have smartmontools installed and can read information about the disk, ...
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How to add second HDD in Ubuntu without data loss that was used in Windows with partition?

I installed ubuntu replacing my windows 7. I had SSD and HDD in windows. SSD was Windows now its replaced with Ubuntu os.I need to recover and add my HDD that was used in windows. I need to add ...
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Is Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop (Full) Possible in 25G or Lower Hard Disk Space?

Is it Possible to install Ubuntu 22.04 (Full) in 25GB Partition or Lower Space I tried Ubuntu Minimal Install Option in Installer but seems like it does not installs drivers or work even checked in ...
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Raid0 array destroyed because of one HDD not reconized

sorry for my bad english ! I've done a big mistake, i use f3probe --destructive not on my sd card but on a disk in a raid0 array, . now i can't mount the array, because no partition table are found on ...
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Ubuntu Installer not Recognizing Hard Drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a 2021 Razer Blade with Windows 10 for dual boot. However, whenever I boot from my installer flash drive and go through the install process, Ubuntu only recognizes the ...
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Can't access harddrive

I installed Kubuntu onto an MSI gaming laptop. Which has two drives, 128GB SSD and 1TB HD. The OS and boot drive is on the SSD and works fine. I used KDE Partition Manager to format and mount the HDD ...
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Why my HDD drive space is showing 78% filled as i have formated my HDD 500GB and set it as /home

today i have installed ubuntu 22.04 LTS, before that i was using 20.04LTS. I have 2 drives SSD of 128 GB and HDD of 500 GB. Before installing 22.04 my partition was for SSD /root = 30GB, /boot = 1GB, /...
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Ubuntu 22.04 install

I have a laptop with win 10 install on the SSD drive. I have an external SSD drive in an enclosure with Ubuntu 20.04 installed on it connecting through the C port. I downloaded the 22.04 Ubuntu ...
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Create steam library on Hard drive that's connected through ssh connected Network

I've just recently made the swap to Linux and I have been loving it. I have 2 PCs, one for gaming, the other is a server. I have steam games etc on the server hard drive (for Small/old single player ...
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Displaying correct storage space using Samba (multiple hard disks)

I have created a shared folder using Samba that I access from a Windows computer. Just recently though I mounted a new drive to a folder inside the shared one, to "unify" the disks to one. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 can't detect seagate 12T hard drive

We encountered strange problems with the hard drive while installing Ubuntu. I hope someone here can provide us with some suggestions. We try to install ubuntu on a workstation with one 1T Samsung SSD ...
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