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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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Debian - OS hard drive full after reboots, un-full after next reboot

Every couple of days now it seems that my media server will stop working and require a couple reboots. Plex media server stops working and that's my sign. I shutdown and turn on the computer and I get ...
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Installing a 3TB drives on Debian

I am using an internal hard drive USB adapter to mount backup drives. The adapter was working well with my previous 1GB backup drives. We just got two new 3TB hard drives. We connected it with the ...
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Move system with encrypted homedir to another drive

I'm on debian (squeeze) and I have my user homedir (/home/storm, 20GB) encrypted with cryptsetup. My goal is to safely migrate from 80gb hdd to a new 60gb ssd. As you can see the target disk is of ...
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possible disk problems - nothing in SMART

I keep getting these IO errors: Feb 22 07:08:19 kernel: [70724.773260] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 50 17 f5 d8 00 00 08 00 Feb 22 07:08:19 kernel: [70724.773344] ata1: EH complete Feb 22 ...
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finding out which driver is used by what harddisk

I have an array of harddisk which is connected to a pc. The pc runs debian. Now I want to connect this array to a different linux machine but I have no idea which drivers are used to connect to this ...
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Debian is saying that i'm out of space when ever i try to install or remove packages

here's the return from df: ~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/debian-root 321041 310074 0 100% / udev 10240 ...
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Path to USB device changes spontaneously at runtime

I am running a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian (a Linux based on Debian Wheezy) as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) with an USB hard drive attached as the only USB device. The issue I am confronted with ...
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Disk spin down in Debian Wheezy [closed]

I'm using Debian Wheezy No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Debian Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.3 (wheezy) Release: 7.3 Codename: wheezy $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 ...
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Kernel Panic on my Ubuntu based home server - What is the cause? (Possible IO-related)

I got a home server with 12 disk bays, based on 4 x back planes of this type: http://www.chieftec.eu/en/accessories/sas-sata-backplanes/snt-2131sata.html The PSU, Back planes and the casing itself ...
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199 views

I/0 error on external hard drive (owncloud server)

I have an owncloud server setup on a raspberry pi with debian. As a mass storage I use a Intenso 500 GB USB drive which is plugged into a LogiLink USB hub because the Raspberry pi can't power the USB ...
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Linux on external drive / UEFI

I'm stuck on a problem : I want to make my external USB3 HDD self bootable. For now I must go through UEFI boot option. Explaination of my setup: I have a Win8 Asus Laptop with UEFI. I have ...
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Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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1answer
58 views

How to run a program when specific hard drive is connected (in Debian)?

I want to automatically run a specific command whenever a drive (a specific drive, or any drive) is hot-plugged. I am running a headless Debian system. To be more specific, I want to auto-mount the ...
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93 views

Debian Wheezy, old computer, DMA read error, scales modes down until PIO

I got an old computer that I wanted to install debian wheezy on. Well that works but,at every bootup I get those errors: ata1.00: failed command: READ DMA when it happens the kernel softresets the ...
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Unable to mount hard drives in Debian installer shell

I am trying to mount a laptop hard drive during a Debian install for the purpose of backing it up to a USB external drive. I can't use the external drive from the existing OS on the laptop because it ...
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455 views

Software RAID in Debian

I have two internal 4TB hard drives and I've just started using software RAID1 in Debian Wheezy. I have a few questions: 1) During boot, everything passes except I get a message that reads "RAID ...
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1answer
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Using GPT but still restricted by the 2.2TB limit

As my other thread (Debian GNU parted) doesn't seem to be getting any responses and my situation has changed considerably, I thought I'd ask a new question. I followed this article: ...
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linux splits one 3 TB external USB HDD into 2 physical drives?

I recently bought a 3 TB harddisk which I inserted into a external USB drive enclosure and connected it to linux debian. Unfortunately it now shows up 2 separate physical drives: one with 2.19TB and ...
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Debian GNU parted

I have an internal SATA hard drive which is 4TB. When installing Debian Wheezy, the installer saw it as a 2.2TB drive. I was told to use GNU parted to set up GPT on the partition I wanted, so I set up ...
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Debian root partition greater than 2TB

I have two internal hard drives: a 4TB drive and a 750GB drive. After selecting RAID0 and installing Debian (wheezy) to a single partition, I ran fdisk -l which reported that the size of my root ...
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Identifying cause for really slow write speed on SSD during install

I bought a new laptop last December, equipped with a 256 GB Crucial M4 SSD I installed Linux Mint on it and it worked well, except for the "unpacking PACKAGE" during updates that were quite slow. ...
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Where is the used disk space if it is not in root

I recently discovered that I only had a very small amount of disk space left. I found that my logs were getting quite huge so I reconfigured logrotate. However, I still have some issues. Using df -h I ...
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Make two disks appear as one big share on LAN

I bought 2 x 2TB disks for a NAS server, (linux debian). I want to make both drives appear as one big 4TB disk on the LAN. This can be done with software RAID (JBOD) or LVM I suppose. There are other ...
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145 views

How can I run a command on disk error?

System: Debian Squeeze What's it for: A System where any new disk is DoD Wiped. I'm looking for a method to fire a command on a disk error that the kernel throws, sometimes we get bad disks and it ...
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102 views

Software RAID1 with two hard drives

I'm currently building an NAS. I have 2 3TB hard disks. Is it possible to software RAID these two if they hold the operating system? Or do I need a separate OS disk? If yes, could I just use an USB ...
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How to find what is written to filesystem under linux

How can i find out what processes write to a specific disc over time? In my particular case I got a little homeserver running 24/7 and I included a script in the crontab to shutdown all drives that ...
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Monitor disk read/write IO per second on Debian

I'm trying to monitor disk I/Os on a server. I need to fetch two metrics: read IO/sec write IO/sec Using iotop I'm able to read those metrics (DISK READ and DISK WRITE). My major problem is that I ...
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1answer
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Linux - turn off externally powered drive

I'm running Debian (Raspbmc). I have a number of external hard drives connected via USB. These HDD are powered by an external power supply. Since I often fall asleep while watching movies, I want to ...
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Linux Debian doesn't detect HDD (booting from USB flash drive)

I'm trying to install Debian on my HDD booting from USB flash drive but when I reach step called Disk partitioning I can see only my flash drive (/dev/sda automatically mounted as /cdrom). When I ...
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How would I force Debian to use the physical sector size on a hard disk?

I just purchased a few new 3TB WD drives. These have physical 4k sectors, but there is some sort of layer which is providing 512B logical sectors (see the partition table below). In order to attempt ...
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Is my hard drive dying?

Im gettings strange error messages in the terminal. This is the output of dmesg: [ 3317.715990] ata4.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x78 SErr 0x400000 action 0x6 frozen [ 3317.716113] ata4.00: ...
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Adding new hard drives to debian linux

So am total noob at linux and I am trying to setup a debian home server, Ive added 2x 2tb hard drives and unlike windows where I would see a C:/ D:/ etc.. I see nothing So my question is how can I ...
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How to install Debian Squeeze on a PC without DVD, CD or USB boot capabilities?

I have an old PC (Pentium 4) and a new PC (dual core). On old PC I do not have a DVD ROM or a CD ROM. The motherboard does not let me boot from a USB key. And I do not have a NIC which can boot and ...
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Debian can't see one of my hard drives

Today I installed Linux Debian in dual boot with Windows 7. I have 3 hard drives, two for starage and one for the operating systems. The problem is with the two storage drives which are exactly same. ...
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How do I get my disks to spin down after one hour?

I'm currently configuring a new home server, and I am trying to get the disks to spin down after one hour. But they do not spin down. Setup I have my entire system on an ssd: /dev/sda. I have three ...
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Understand warnings after “fdisk -l” commands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Warning: Partition X does not end on cylinder boundary. Should I care/how to fix? fdisk -l it gives me this scenario: Disk /dev/sda: 500 GB, 500105249280 bytes 255 ...
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Linux kernel - can't access sda16 & sda17

I can't access sda16 sda17 and higher partitions from my linux. This linux is rather debian (very old); kernel 2.6.23. So, I know that so old linux kernel can't access > 16 partitions on single sata ...
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BIOS doesn't see harddrive — but debian does!

I am setting up a computer to be a server for backup usage. I bought a 500 GB SATA hard drive and replaced a 50 GB PATA harddrive with it. I disconnected the cables which were connected into the old ...
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364 views

What driver should I say to Debian that my Mac Mini needs?

I can't get the Debian netinst boot disk (AMD 64, v5.7.0-7) to recognise either of the SATA disks in my Mac Mini Server. I had thought that the ATA-PIIX driver was the correct choice, but after ...
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892 views

I cannot see a new hard drive in Debian

I just installed a Sata WD 500GB hard drive, shows up in BIOS as secondary master drive, but do not see it after boot. What gives? tone@homeserver:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Check the disk for problems on Debian Lenny

I just bought a VPS hosting with Debian Lenny (I'm new to all this world). I've managed to install and setup everthing I need pretty well. My testing website works fast as expected most of the time, ...
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Disk operations freeze Debian

I have just installed Debian testing on my new desktop and I am not very happy with performance - when I perform a disk intensive operation, e.g. upgrade packages in the system, everything seems to ...
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Debian system drive upgrade: copy filesystems from MBR partitions to GPT?

My home server runs Debian Lenny, and I'm about to upgrade the system drive to a larger drive. In the process, I want to take the opportunity to reorganize the partitions and resize them. For ...