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 correctly partiton this server?

I am setting up my first home media server and am struggling to identify if I have this correct. I have two hard drives: one SSD at 250GB, one HDD at 1TB. I also need to have two unique users and a ...
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How to use HDD if my SSD is full

i have laptop ACER Aspire E 15 with 128 GB SSD + 1000GB HDD. I configured it to use SSD as storage. However my SSD is almost full and i would switch to HDD as main storage. My operating system is ...
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Steam Forgets Library on second drive [closed]

I'm running the latest version of Zorin based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as of this post. so. my problem is Steam forgets its library on my 2TB Firecuda after every restart. when i go to point steam back to ...
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I think I forgot to properly eject my external hard drive. Now it won't mount

I have a decade worth of pictures on it. I'm using the 2020 version of Unbuntu Linux. I found a few threads that address this issue from years ago. Are these methods still relevant for 2020? Also, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 fails to write on Hard Disk and freezes, shows “I/O error”

When Ubuntu boots up, all is well. But when system is up for more than a few hours, the Hard Disk including root filesystem and swap partition become read-only. The GUI desktop disappears, and some ...
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Error while Installing Ubuntu 20.04 in external hard drive

I have an external hard drive(1TB) in which I want it install Ubuntu so that I can access my os from any other computer/laptop. I was not aware of how to do this so I search over google and one ...
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Dual Boot - NVME SDD and HDD

I have a 256 GB NVME SSD (Windows installed from factory) and a 1 TB HDD (in which I have installed Ubuntu). The boot sector for windows is in the SSD and the boot sector for Ubuntu is in the HDD. ...
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Error: Encrypted private direction is not setup properly

Update 2: I've used my MOUNT passphrase to use ecryptfs (which I got after adding universe as a repository) successfully, according to the terminal: sudo ecryptfs-recover-private /mnt/int-hdd INFO: ...
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installation of Ubuntu 20.04 on SSD+HDD

Can anyone guide me to install ubuntu 20.04 in a laptop with both SSD and HDD. I have 240gb SSD and a 1TB HDD in my laptop. What is the best partition config to install ? How much space should the /...
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Decrypt external hard drive

How can I decrypt an external (USB) hard drive in Ubuntu 18.04? Unfortunately I can't remember how I encrypted it. I want to remove the encryption because currently I can only access the files on it ...
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Ubuntu disk drive volume shortcut opens as a file in code editor

The disk volume shortcut on the desktop opens in VSCode when I double click on it. Though I can access the drives from /media/username/drivename, I can't access it through the desktop shortcuts or the ...
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Check if my ssd is SATA or M2

I have a PC with two ssd slots, SATA3 and M2, and I'm using Ubuntu 19.04. Right now I have only one ssd, and I would like to bought a second one. I don't know if actually there is a SATA or a M2 hard ...
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Unable to get read write permissions on internal hard drives

I recently just installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my pc. I have three drives, my main internal SSD (which ubuntu is installed on), a secondary SSD, and an HDD. The filesystem on the primary ...
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recover HD overwritten by ddrescue

I have a portable 2TB hard disk that I was using as a network drive. I had disconnected it from the router and connected it via USB to my desktop. It contained all my pictures. I was working on ...
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Known good HDD not detected by Ubuntu 18.04

I have set up an installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop. I am mostly using it as a headless server, but I use the desktop version of the OS in case I ever need a desktop. The OS is on a Kingston ...
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I can't format or acess the nvme disk (error no data available, quark, 0)

One day my PC doesn't wanted boot and even recognize the SSD anymore. So I changed the disk and tried format the ssd but nothing that I try worked. Below is what I already tried to fix this ssd: 1 ...
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How to I access a 2.5 hard drive when it tells me I don't have permissions?

I took out a hard drive and replaced, and put the old drive (500 GB) into a 2.5 USB external case. I cannot seem to get in and do any formatting, petitioning, nothing. I use the disk utility, and it ...
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How do I purge disk IO on a defective drive

So I think one of my drives is defective. My problem is that when I tried to mount it and read from it the operations failed and now I can't get programs like caja and dolphin to work because of ...
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Not able to remove partition of Ubuntu

I am having a problem in removing Ubuntu (it's nothing like I am having an issue. It's just I think I have installed it incorrectly...so I tell you how did I installed....firstly my PC contains 1 Tb ...
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Ubuntu Studio on Seperate Hard Drive

I am new to Linux, and would like to achieve the following: I want to install Ubuntu Studio on a separate hard drive, and then use the Linux boot selector to decide if I want to log into Windows (7) ...
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Cannot write files to 2nd HDD

I am having 2 HDD in my PC. The first one is a SDD which is for Ubuntu installation, and the second HDD is a drive to store other files. I am able to access my second HDD but I cannot write or copy ...
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Why am I experiencing hard drive issues in 20.04?

I have four internal drives in my PC, Ubuntu 20.04. The first two are SSD drives, one for system and one for /home. Both of these are working fine. The third drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ...
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I can't see the USB hard drive on Ubuntu 20.04?

On every other version of Ununtu I have installed, I plug in my USB hard drive when I want to look at the files on that drive. I plug it in, hit the "open other locations" button in the "file" ...
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External Hard Drive with Ubuntu 18.04 shuts down abruptly

Not really sure if this is the right place for this question. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 and the Grub bootloader on an external hard drive. When the system is idle for some time, the external hard ...
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How can I diagnose flaky solid-state hard drive behavior?

I believe my 256GB solid-state drive needs to be replaced, but I'd like to have some definitive indication of that before making the investment. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop with a solid-...
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Dualboot Ubuntu 20.04 with Windows 10 on SSD and data on HDD

I want to dualboot Ubuntu 20.04LTS with windows 10, but have ubuntu system files and home on SSD, while keeping pictures, downloads and other data on ssd. ...
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force mount drive in network nas

I have a nas (asustor 6102t)on my network with 2 drives (seagate 8T nas drives). 1 drive has s.m.a.r.t. issues but should still be working fine to just copy the data over before i send it in for ...
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How to change drive label and default mounting location for exfat drive

I want to change the label and default mounting location for an external hard drive. To change the label I have tried both solutions proposed in https://askubuntu.com/a/153183/800252 but they do not ...
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Rreconnecting a raid 10 drive md0 after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04. In my computer I have 4 X 1TB HHD in a raid 10 array. They are sda, sdb, sdc, and sdd = md0 This raided drive contains my home directory, which in my case ...
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What happens when the process of zeroing out an hard drive is interrupted?

I was zeroing out my hard drive using the dd command and there was an interruption. What does this mean for the hard drive? If I run the command again, will the zeroing take off from where the ...
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Ubuntu Failed to install and now I don't know which partition it's on so I don't have access to my other 500GB

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows 10 system as a dual boot. It got all the way to the end and told me that the drive was unclean (Can't remember exact warning); Research told me that ...
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Ubuntu internal 2tb hdd read only

I recently installed ubuntu and dont have any experience with it what so ever. I got steam off the start and noticed that my systems internal hard drive is somehow read only? And i cant install my ...
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Can you grow a VG made up of a hardware RAID-5 disk

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed on a Dell Poweredge system. The PC was set up with six hard disks inside it, and the person who did the install created two VGs. The O/S VG (rootvg) is made up of two ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 not finding new hard drive

A couple of months ago I installed Ubuntu 19.10 onto my dad's new laptop. He's since installed a new mechanical hard drive. For some reason the system is not recognising that it has been installed. ...
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Using Ubuntu 20.04 with zfs, new install, how can I add a second drive to create a mirror (raid 1 ?)

Just installed 20.04 using ZFS on a system containing 2 1T HHDs. the installer creates 2 pools for /boot and for root. Unfortunately, the installer doesn't seem to know about raid or zraid. So how can ...
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How to install Ubuntu with /usr on a different partition than /?

I've done a bit of research and found lots of questions about either moving the /usr directory to another partition or installing Ubuntu with /home on a different partition but couldn't find anything ...
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How to take ownership for ntfs mounted drive [duplicate]

So new user here, decided to change my server to ubuntu 20.04. So far i like it a lot. I'm running into an issue tho, i have multiple hard drives with tb of data all in ntfs. Don't really want to have ...
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OS disk is out of space

I finally created a file server Ubuntu 20 on a Western Digital 250Gb hard drive. When I log in with putty I get this welcome message. System information as of Sun 10 May 2020 07:16:31 AM CDT ...
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Hard disk drive is not opening in Windows 10

I'm unable to open the hard disk drive in Windows 10 as well as in Ubuntu. I also checked the hard disk it is not corrupted. I'm getting this error.
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Can't allocate privileges for drives as root

I have an sd card which I use with an sd to usb adapter. It reads ok. I copied some Noobs Raspberry pi files onto my sd card. Things didn't go as well as I hoped. When I tried to recopy the files, I ...
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Added a new 10TB HDD. Gparted formats only part of it

I have added a new 10TB HDD to my system. I used GParted to format it, and it only formats 1.2TB, leaving the rest unusable. I want to keep the drive unpartitioned. I also named the drive, and it ...
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Unable to format external drive (udisks-error-quark, 0)

I am trying to format my external hard drive which contained some important data and was earlier formatted as exFAT. The external hard drive (Transcend 1TB) was bought 6 months prior and it does not ...
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Format hard drive with ntfs in order to switch back to Windows [closed]

I want to switch back to Windows, so I booted from a Windows installation DVD, but I can't format my hard drive with the setup. How to format my hard drive as ntfs so I can switch back to Windows?
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Help with superblock errors moving through random disks

Hoping someone can help because I'm at a loss here. I have a file/Plex server running Ubuntu 18.04. I'm using SnapRaid for recovering and MergerFs for drive pooling. I have 7 data disks and 2 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/

Environment Ubuntu 20.04 Problem Ubuntu is not able to access USB drive. Click here to see Error Facts My USB drive works perfectly on Windows. My USB drive used to work perfectly on Ubuntu 18....
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Can I fix this Hard drive in linux? [closed]

I have a a 2TB Seagate HDD that I use on my Windows PC but it suddenly stopped showing up on any PC at all, not even in disk manager. Can this hard drive be recognized in Linux? Can I fix it in Linux? ...
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Internal Hard Drive not recognized by Ubuntu

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS x86_64 (4.15.0-99-generic) My internal HD that was previously mounted has now disappeared. Under disks it is recognized but without the ext4 partition with all my data on it (...
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Ubuntu 20 LTS with Nextcloud on other disk

I read tons of articles about installing Ubuntu and about installing Nextcloud (as I'm quite new in linux) but for now I still didn´t find answer or maybe tutorial about this: I have Intel NUC with ...
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Clone multiple partitions without re-creating them manually

I'm migrating from Windows to Linux but I have to keep a working Windows installation for backup. The source HDD is this: $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdd Disk /dev/sdd: 465,78 GiB, 500107859968 bytes, ...
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Samba on raspberry pi, permission changes to external hard drive not authorized

So I'm really new to this stuff. I'm trying to make a NAS server, and I can clearly see it on my network when I connect to my PC. However, I can't make folders, access folders, or add anything to the ...

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