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External hard disk not detected in windows, though working fine in Ubuntu

Device is getting listed in the disk management in the lower panel, and showing the status as following: 2048 GB unallocated 746.52 GB unallocated But the device is not listed in the my computer ...
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Unable to access Bitlocker drive after Disk Management shrunk partitions

I was trying to install Ubuntu on a partition that was shrunk from an existing hard disk using Disk Management in Windows 8.1. After that my partitions messed up. The main issue is that there was a ...
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Creating bootable disk image on a separate partition, is it possible?

I want to create a bootable image of Ubutnu on my external 1TB hard drive (Seagate). The problem is, I have important files on it (about 200GB), and mounting an ISO file to it, as you know, requires a ...
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Unable to mount a 1TB external drive on Ubuntu

When I plug my external hard drive in the USB port, it doesn't get auto mounted. So I did a sudo fdisk -l but was unable to find an entry for my external drive. Then I did a dmesg and found the ...
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Windows 8.1 installation using the hard drive (without external devices)

Is it possible to install Windows 8.1 from my hard drive? My hard drive already contains Ubuntu OS installed. I do not want to use a CD, DVD or USB. I've the ISO image of the Windows 8.1 installer. Is ...
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Residual Ubuntu partitions preventing disc cloning, how to remove?

In my BIOS screen under boot priority, my primary (and until today only) hard disk shows up as two separate disks named ubuntu. This isn't the case when I'm just using windows, and I've never thought ...
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37 views

Unable to access hard drive

I am trying to mount my external hard drive but I keep getting this error Unable to access “Backup Data” Error mounting /dev/sdb3 at /media/root/Backup Data: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Dual boot, 4 disks, raid0

I have windows 8.1, and ubuntu 14.04 on the Disk 0. On ubuntu the four disks are merged. on windows i want to merge disks 1,2,3 (the windows half). but when i click to new striped volume, it says ...
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495 views

Where is the software RAID information actually written?

Like title says, where is the actual information which specifies which disks are being used, what order, etc...? I noticed while installing a linux distro that it was detecting a RAID array without a ...
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2answers
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Two different physical ssd's for two different OS

i have 1st SSD formatted as ext4 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and i plan to get 2nd SSD and format it to NTFS and install Windows 8 on it. Can i switch hard drives in a bios? e.g.: if i want to ...
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How should I use manual partition in Ubuntu?

Well , I'm just moving from Windows platform to Ubuntu and I'm stuck at how to use manual partition. I don't want to preserve any previous windows installation or previous data too. My Windows drives ...
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Install Windows 8 to last partition on drive

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed. I wanted to Dual boot Windows 8, but i came across a problem. My drive is partition as follows Drive 0 Partition 1 27.9gb 0.0MB free Logical //my root ...
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Unable to mount 2TB NTFS hard drive in Ubuntu 14.04

Can somebody assist me on this one? Error mounting /dev/sdg4 at /media/jote/DATA_4: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdg4" ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after fsck on /

I had this problem with Ubuntu when it boots: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392720/the-disk-drive-for-tmp-is-not-ready-yet-s-to-skip-mount-or-m-for-manual-recove The problem appeared from nothing, ...
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1answer
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Drive assignments changing

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server machine set up with 3 drives: Two 2TB HDDs, and a 4GB USB drive for system. It seems that every time I boot the system it changes what drives are assigned to ...
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Best practise for debbuging hdd

I just logged onto my machine when suddenly ls gave me an Input/output error. After rebooting the machine /dev/sda1 could not be mounted. dmesg results in : [ 545.691453] EXT4-fs (sda): VFS: Can't ...
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1answer
68 views

GParted - cant have overlapping partitions

Simple question: GParted shows that I have overlapping partitions. I dont understand much from partitions, but this is my output "fdisk -l -u": http://pastebin.com/MySTBhNF If you can tell me what ...
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42 views

GParted Copy Filesystem really slow

I recently got a new HDD and I am attempting to clone a Windows partition from my old one with GParted (running off live usb). What's bothering me is that GParted has been stuck on copying filesystem ...
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Hard drive no longer works in Windows works fine in Linux

I have a Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB hard drive which was installed in an external drive enclosure. The enclosure held two hard drives. The other is another WD 500GB. The 1TB drive was used as ...
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1answer
97 views

How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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522 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installation on Asrock H77M UEFI, dual boot with windows 8.1 already installed

As the title says, I need to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 on my home PC. I knew that with UEFI partition table was written in GPT, but I found that the partition table on my hard ...
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1answer
27 views

How to un-shrink hard space by windows 7?

I shrinked 150 GB out of my 500 GB hard space by windows 7, in order to install ubuntu beside windows on my laptop. Now some amount of that 150GB is free and I need to have it back on my windows. ...
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1answer
49 views

Understanding a HDD data storage and uninstalling windows

Before I go into my exact query here is a small prologue saying what I basically understand about any HDD. May be some 6 years ago, many as a million notebook computers, mine was also manufactured ...
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How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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1answer
42 views

Can't recongnize my SSD device file in /dev

I am using Ubuntu and can't find my SSD device file. The /dev directory has following contents: agpgart audio audio1 audio2 audio3 audioctl char console core dsp dsp1 dsp2 dsp3 fd full kmem kmsg log ...
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1answer
134 views

How to install Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 without formatting any partition?

I have laptop running Windows 8.1 with single SSD of 128 GB. I have 2 partitions. C:/ has windows and D:/ is also filled with files. I can make space in D:/ driver around 20 GB. Can I install ...
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24 views

Format system and preserve RAID

I have a system on an SSD, and beside that, a set of 4 disks are connected over software RAID 5. I have a problem with that system now and I'd like to format that system and install a new one. If I ...
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1answer
52 views

Clone a hard drive with ubuntu live?

My desktop hard drive is failing and I have to clone windows 8 and all my files asap! Was thinking that I could boot into ubuntu live and copy my failing drive to an external drive then swap it out ...
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1answer
24 views

Best RAID Solution for dual boot?

I've seen this topic talked about before on this site but with other users using 2 drives for the active partition (booting from the same HDD thats got RAID) however my situation is a bit different. ...
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1answer
45 views

Lost portion of the hard drive

Is there any way to see the partitions of the hard disks? Problem is I had two OS in my system, but once I upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 8, I was not able to access another one (Ubuntu). Now my ...
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57 views

Install Ubuntu on hard disk externally

I want to install ubuntu on my other laptop.The Laptop wont allow me to boot from CD and i cant change the boot order. I dont have access to BIOS Settings (I am locked out of BIOS). I have an external ...
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578 views

Can my laptop's Hard Disk be cloned and loaded to another laptop? [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X202E laptop and installed Ubuntu on it and then completely formatted it which deleted everything including the recovery partition. So i could not restore it. Then I installed Windows ...
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1answer
113 views

Having trouble installing Linux Live CD on to a VirtualBox Hard Drive (install option is not working)

I've built several Ubuntu ISO images using Ubuntu Builder which will run in VirtualBox as a Live CD, I have run into a problem trying to Install the ISO to the VirtualBox machine as the Install option ...
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How to Format External 3TB Hard Drive as ext4 via Command Line (CLI)?

I know there are several similar questions out there, but many of the answers are terrible. I guess fdisk can NOT support drives larger than 2TB? The interactive menu changed on me so I don't know ...
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1answer
51 views

resizing (and moving?) partitions in Linux

I'd like to use GParted (or fdisk) to go from the configuration in picture to one where I have the same ammount of space for swap and /, while /home eats all the remaining space. Is there a simple way ...
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1answer
78 views

Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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247 views

hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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1answer
124 views

Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

Process : Inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive Selected 3rd option i.e Something else Than deleted C drive (drive containing Windows)out of which I made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - mount ...
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Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
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Ubuntu freezes when I plug in external hard drive formatted as exFAT

What can be hanging up my system. I thought I went through the necessary steps to enable mounting of an exFAT-formatted hard drive: # Install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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need the debug commands for deleting partitions on a pc woth no OS

I am having some trouble with my laptop.. I had win 7 64 vit preinstalled and ubantu 12.04 LTS recently installed. my sister says she did something on win 7. according to her, she accidentally deleted ...
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1answer
40 views

Massive slowdown in HDD

I was running a multi-threaded program that makes huge amount of I/O operations, Basically reading/writing Millions of files. I had some problems/bugs and I used to halt the program to fix something ...
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2answers
200 views

How to install Windows to a computer with Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is currently installed on my computer and I want to install Windows 7 alongside it. On my computer there are three HDDs: 2x 500GB 8GB SSD I have already installed Ubuntu on one of the ...
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Lost data after incomplete resize operation on a partition

Prior to the resize operation I had three partitions on the drive. Let's call them A, B and C (in order). First I will put in the facts: Partition B was small in size and the data on it was no ...
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1answer
761 views

Linux tools that can partition GPT with proper alignment

Proper partition alignment ensures ideal performance during data access. Incorrect partition alignment will cause reduced performance, especially with regard to SSDs (with an internal page size of ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect hdd but bios does

I tried to install Ubuntu, both versions, but they do not detect my hard drive (Maxtor 6V160E0). I have a Gigabyte GA 8N SLI motherboard. I flash an update on BIOS and is now F6 version. I tried ...
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206 views

Hard drive weird issue

I'm having some difficulties solving a problem that I believe is related to my HDD, and I would appreciate some help. This is what happened: I was using my laptop (DELL XPS L502x/750Gb HDD/ 6Go RAM/ ...
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Cloning Windows from HD to SDD with Ubuntu

I wanted to clone my Windows 7 from HDD (160G) to SSD (250G). I put SSD on SATA3, booted an Ubuntu from usb stick, cloned in GParted via Copy&Paste and flagged the partition bootable. Then I ...
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1answer
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Linux raid questions: How to boot if one drive fails?

I am setting up a linux server with two drives in an mdadm created raid 1. All the online help I fine says to create your partitions and then create an md0 raid volume using something like sda1 and ...
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4answers
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Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...