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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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Uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot with Windows 7

One or two weeks ago, I unplugged my old hard drive (it has Windows 7 on it), plugged my new one that I bought on Newegg and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. I tried this new OS (no, I didn't choose the '...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't detect second SDD where is installed windows 10

Hi I would like to remove windows 10 completly from SSD. I have 2 SDDs One for ubuntu. Second for windows. I can normaly see both disks in windows disk manager, but in linux I can see only SDD ...
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Is my external hard drive dead?

I have an external 500GB HDD. It has Mini-B USB port and tonight I bought a new cable for it. Now, I'm testing the cable (and the hard drive). When I plug it into my pc, the HDD's light turns on but ...
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Multi SATA controller motherboard intermittent disk I/O errors (18.04)

The system's motherboard is an ASUS Z9PE D8-WS with 3 different SATA controllers, two of which are used: a PCH chip connected in this case to two SSDS (one of which is the system disk) and a Marvell ...
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Hard drives are not showing their true size. 1tb showing 1tb capacity not 931gb and 500gb showing 500gb not 465gb. Why is this? [duplicate]

I reformatted the 500gb one don't know if that has something to do with it. 500gb Hard drives properties 1tb Hard drive properties
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When I pull up my hard drive properties why does it say that I have 500gb of free space in my “500gb” hard drive and not the 465gb true size? [duplicate]

I recently formatted my drive to delete windows off of it so that I could use it as a slave drive, don't know if that has something to do with it. I feel like I might have done something wrong in the ...
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How to find out SSD type for replacement? [duplicate]

How can one find out on a 7/24 machine which SSD type (connector) is used? I know that I'll run out of disk space in a certain time and I'd like to order a replacement SSD. If it's not absolutely ...
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Moving Grub to a new drive to get rid of Windows

A while back I installed Linux on my SSD, sdb1. I also have a 1 terabyte drive for my home directory, sdc1. I have Windows on another hard drive, sda1, which I haven’t booted into in over 2 years. It ...
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Unable to log in after moving / home to new partition

I have a ssd where I installed the OS and where until now was also mounted the / home and a hdd that I use as storage. Now I need to install windows in dual boot and I'd rather do it in the SSD, to ...
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Ubuntu on external hard drive with no access to the flies

I just wanted to start by noting that I don't know much about computers or programming so any help would be very much appreciated. I am a mac user -- but just a user-- and decided to install Ubuntu ...
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Files unavailable in Ubuntu and Windows 10 after copying them to an USB drive from Ubuntu 18.04

Well then, this is a first. So basically what happened is that my Windows installation got somewhat corrupt (inside build btw) and I wanted to perform a clean install. So I booted into Ubuntu (not ...
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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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Runs from USB, but not from hard drive

System is a Dell D620 Boots from USB just fine, and runs flawlessly. I installed to the hard drive, and booted from HD. Grub loads and lets me select Ubuntu; Ubuntu "loading" screen appears, the locks ...
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Create an img file with Ubuntu hard disk info

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu and I've spent about 4 hours installing and customizing software within the OS. I would like to create an .IMG file that contains the hard disk partition ...
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18.04 shows different free disk space depending on where I check

I am a Linux (and Ubuntu) noob so take it easy, and slowly. I have installed Ubuntu to an USB-memory which is the size of 16GB. /home is mounted to another disk. If I check in "disks"-tool or Disk ...
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Would you please help me to fix badblocks on my hard drive?

I just ran this command: sudo badblocks -svvn -c 262144 /dev/sda -force And the result was: Pass completed, 274 bad blocks found. (246/0/28 errors) Would you please help me to know if these blocks ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on my second HDD

I have a computer that was using Windows 7. Now, I bought another HDD so that I can dual boot with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I unplugged the old hard drive and plugged the new one. Then, I booted Ubuntu ...
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wrongly I had not created partition in instaling time.But now I want to partition from a single drive to two drive.how can I do this?

This is a screenshot of one disk drive, how can I partition this into two drives? without losing any used space. Anyone, please help to solve my problem. I am trying to solve this problem for two ...
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Mount external HD from NAS

I had a Western Digital HD running RAID 1 (mirroring). One drive failed, the second is good. I'm trying to mount the good drive using a bay connected to my Mac with a Linux VM. I don't have a Linux ...
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system not showing full capacity of SSD drives

i have 3 SSD disks on my server (500GB, 1.2TB, 1.2TB) but df -h doesn't show full capacity of my system user@hostname:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 252G ...
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I am having a problem with my computer . when the hard drive is instslled

So I was able to disconnected my hard drive then my computer came back to life when . I manged to fix my repair USB disk and took out the hard drive . so right now im typing this for the VM ware ...
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Not able to resize hard disk partition [duplicate]

While installing ubuntu 18.04 I didn't partition my hard disk. Now my hard disk is a single partition /dev/sda2. I have tried to resize this partition but i'm getting the error saying system busy. Is ...
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Can’t install Ubuntu server

When I try to install Ubuntu server on my hdd I get a error while it’s “removing previous storage devices”. The error message is: sfdisk: cannot open /dev/sda: Input/output error and I also get: [...
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Need to change permission so I can delete file in hard drive

I accidentally created, with Clonezilla, a disk image file into my Ubuntu hard drive (it's actually a folder with many files within). I have since learned how to use Clonezilla correctly and save ...
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I have an external HDD (passport) which I comfortably use in my Windows 10 but I am not able to open it in my Linux system, Why?

I have an external HDD (passport) which I comfortably use in my Windows 10 but I am not able to open it in my Linux system, why ? I am new to the Linux system so do not have any idea, can someone help/...
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Create one partition occupying all the space on the drive with gparted?

I am following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive It says: 4) Create one partition occupying all the space on the drive: (parted) mkpart primary ...
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How to Dualboot Ubuntu on a secondary hard drive (instead of the main SSD)?

I've got a windows SSD and a general storage HDD (128GB and 2TB, respectively) in my computer. I'd like to run some machine learning training systems on my computer, and they require Ubuntu. My only ...
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My Book Duo keeps disconnecting

I have a WD My Book Duo with two 8TB drives in raid 0 connected to my laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 via USB3. Under windows 10, it worked fine, but after switching to Ubuntu, it will disconnect and ...
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Adding a new HDD to an HP DL380 server [on hold]

I'm trying to add a new HDD to an HP DL380 server running Ubuntu 12.04. Everything seems to be okay in the HP utilities, but when I open gparted in Linux, I don't see the new drive. I do see an error ...
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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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Mount old ubuntu hard disk with encrypted home directory

I'm trying to recover data from an old hard-drive. It is installed with Ubuntu and the home directory is encrypted, and I don't have the passphrase for ecryptfs tools. So as I thought that maybe I ...
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How to convert a RAID disk (/dev/md127) into a standard drive? [closed]

Good morning, everyone, I have a problem with one of my hard disks in software RAID (with mdadm). It was installed in an old computer that I don't need anymore. Yesterday, I wanted to delete an ...
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Am having trouble just installing and getting ubuntu 16.04 up and running properly? [duplicate]

Have installed ubuntu 16.04. Used terminal get update and upgrade. Wanted to make backup to a flash drive and found that I can not access any drive. Have completed a 2 year degree in IT and thought I ...
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fstrim fails with “thediscard operation is not supported”

I am running ubuntu 18.04. No lvm or encryption. I am attempting to run trim on a brand new external sdd, western digital wd green 120 gb in a usb external case ADATA ED600 that shows trim available ...
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How do I put all my programs on a different hard drive?

I'm migrating from Windows 10 to Ubuntu finally. My current setup is I have a 250gb m.2 SSD that I use only for the OS, and a 3TB drive I keep for all my programs and documents, etc. I want a similar ...
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VLC cannot see data drive

VLC returns filesystem error: cannot open file /mnt/f9645e38-8086-48a1-9fcb-55548ea1ff3b/Videos II/3913103.mp4 (No such file or directory) when trying to access files from my data drive since the ...
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Hard Drive Read-Only, getting I/O Error

since today, I can only read one of my hard drives on my Ubuntu NAS (/dev/sdf). If I type dmesg | less, I get the following: https://pastebin.com/QfPK7FC0 (Only excerpt, it continues like this). ...
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How to change hard disk sector size

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS into an HP 250 G5 laptop computer. It has an internal SATA 1 TB hard disk, partitioned with the EFI, ROOT, and HOME partitions. EFI partition is formatted as FAT. ROOT ...
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External HDD after photorec does not work

I tried to recover some photo from an old hdd with photorec, but in the while I accidentally detached the hdd and now I can't find in ubuntu. I hear the disk move but nothing happens in ubuntu. Also ...
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Can't access to hard drive to create partition in Gparted

I want to create a swap partition in /dev/sdb, but in Gparted there only /dev/sdb. I can't use any option like move/resize or access to sdb1, sdb2,.. In terminal, sudo fdisk -l showed: Disk /dev/sdb:...
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Can I change location of swapfile?

I have a 240 GB SSD and 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD. Planning to install 18.04 on SSD and use HDD as /home. My concern is whether to put swap file on SSD or HDD. I have 8 GB RAM and will use 16 GB swap file. Do ...
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How to access (possibly) failing hard drive? [on hold]

I have a one TB NTFS internal hard drive that may be failing. I have attempted to access it with a partition containing Ubuntu 16.10. The drive is stuck in read only, and I can no longer install ...
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Dual Boot Z97-A Motherboard

I'm trying to create a dual boot between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I have 4 hard drives. Windows 10 is installed in an SSD and allocated two hard drives for personal information and games. In the ...
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Recover ubuntu-setup deleted data [duplicate]

So, after a couple of tries on getting Ubuntu running on my portable flash drive, I failed. So, I decided to install Ubuntu in my PC removing my Windows 10. When i got to complete installation process,...
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EXT4 filesystem recovery; fsck can't repair it, no access to found files

I changed the beginning sector of an EXT4 partition which contains the Linux installation. Apparently, that was harmful and I have a corrupted partition now. I ran mke2fs to change the type, then ran ...
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get files from failed boot drive ubuntu 16

Im crossing my fingers that someone can help me out. I have a dell server that I use as a desktop. I have a 2tb boot drive and three addition 2tb drives in a raid 0. The boot drive has been acting ...
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Raid 1 created subpartition automaticallly

I have been making software raid1 with 2 2T hdd. Each hdd has two partition of /dev/sda1(18G),sda2(1.8T) and /dev/sdc1(18G),sdc2(1.8T) I used command mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=raid1 --raid-...
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Unlock encrypted partition and read data

I have 2 hard disks- 128GB SSD, and 1TB. My system drive ( 128gb ssd) encrypted (during Ubuntu 18 installation). I tried to cancel the encryption, but it's failed, and my second disk (1TB) encrypted ...
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Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS: is the boot time on HDD a bit too slow?

So I've installed Kubuntu 18.04.1 on my MSI laptop as dual-boot with windows 10. I installed it on the HDD (as I prefer to have the ssd only for windows). It takes around 50 secs to 1 min to finally ...
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iMac Hard Disk problem [duplicate]

I've got a friend with a 2007 iMac. His system wouldn't start anymore and I couldn't put it in recovery mode because of a damaged hard drive. My suspicion was that there was data lost because of a ...