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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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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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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
25 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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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
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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
46 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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1answer
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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
26 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
21 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
33 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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46 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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146 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
65 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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2answers
242 views

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
37 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
50 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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0answers
107 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
76 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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2answers
46 views

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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0answers
28 views

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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0answers
14 views

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
89 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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35 views

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
340 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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0answers
27 views

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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2answers
140 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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0answers
19 views

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
45 views

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
95 views

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 ...
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Ubuntu unable to detect external USB hard drive

I tried mounting external usb hard drive.But it does'nt detect. Here is dmesg log: [ 3025.963395] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 3 [ 3194.935661] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ...
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134 views

How do I update the firmware on an LSI 9650SE-8lpml (Ubuntu)

I have heard that I can put my 3tb and 4tb drives to use in raid with my LSI card if I update the firmware. So I went to the LSI site and downloaded the newer firmware...but how do I update it? I ...
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1answer
21 views

Resize Primary Partition in Ubuntu

I've set up a Ubuntu server the wrong way round. On a 2TB hard drive I gave 20GB to the root system partition and 1.8TB to home. I'd like to reverse this. I'm reading there is a tool, which may be ...
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1answer
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hdd issue in my ubuntu as well as in windows 8 too [duplicate]

i have a 1TB external hdd but its showing some error in ubuntu Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/ubuntu/NAPSTER: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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1answer
27 views

What are the best practices to predict hard-drive failures in Linux? [closed]

I am trying to know what are the best practices to predict hard drive failures. I would like to how big companies like google, yahoo, twitter, facebook, and etc... will predict hard drive failures. ...
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2answers
350 views

Is USB 2.0 fast enough to run Linux from it?

I have an old PC with old hard disk (IDE, parallel ATA) dying (probably). There is Windows XP installed, but it's not booting any more. During Windows load, I can hear hardware clicks (believe it ...
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1answer
48 views

Put another HDD in Ubuntu Server 10

I am using Ubuntu Server 10 for LAMP and hosting sites. I've added a second HDD for backups, but as the Server 10 runs without GUI, I don't know now how to access/configure backups to the second HDD ...
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2answers
54 views

Win8 migration HDD to SSD [duplicate]

Can you guys instruct me how to migrate a HDD to a SSD? Also I was thinking about having ubuntu and win8 in the same SSD, 250GB each and then have the HDD for files only. I bought an MSI GT70 20C, do ...
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1answer
53 views

Starting with a 2010 standard build PC, how do I choose an SSD and set up dual boot Windows / Ubuntu on it?

There is so much info on the net; I am completely lost. All I want to do is set up a "decent" dual boot configuration on an SSD. What I have now: A desktop PC from Dell. It has one hard drive which ...
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3answers
87 views

How to upgrade an old Linux box with this hardware configuration?

I have an old Linux box that needs to be upgraded without touching the processor or motherboard. It contains software that was licensed specifically to this physical unit and I have no option other ...
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3answers
182 views

Clone my 2tb linux system to a new 3tb drive

My 2tb drive uses mbr and my new drive must use gpt as it's 3tb. Normally I use DD to do a copy like this from one drive to another, but how can I do this have have the 3tb drive be gpt and actually ...
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1answer
65 views

Adding SSD to T420 with ultrabay HDD on bitlocker encrypted system

I want to add SSD to Thinkpad T420 with ultrabay HDD. Existing HDD is bitlocker encrypted as per company policy. I have got Admin rights to system. If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? Do ...
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1answer
123 views

How to treat an internal hard drive like an external one (to only mount on request)

I want to assemble a Linux machine with an SSD Drive for the root filesystem. Another, larger internal hard disk is also attached, but will only be used few times a week/month, for backups, storing ...
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0answers
49 views

How to get BIOS to recognize Liteon optical drive?

The Liteon optical drive previously functioned OK as a boot drive. Now the BIOS says "No optical drive". The drive does read files on both H.R. Block and Windows 7 installation disks. The drive is ...
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0answers
154 views

Ubuntu doesn't detect primary hard drive

Ubuntu isn't working well for me. I'm trying to install it, and all goes well...until I reach the choose partitions screen. It lets me select the drive i want to install Ubuntu to, but the only option ...
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1answer
48 views

Moving over to Ubuntu, need applications to install on my 1TB drive

I recently realized that since I don't game much anymore there's a lot a lot holding me to Windows, so I've decided to make the switch to Ubuntu today. My computer has a 60GB SSD which is my boot ...
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1answer
134 views

Should I put the home directories on an SSD? [closed]

Considering the usage of home directories under Linux, should I put them on an SSD disk along with the OS (perhaps on a separate EXT4 partition) or should I leave them on spindle? What's your view?
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104 views

How can I install Ubuntu on new hard drive maintaining old home directory?

As per subject I'll install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new SSD. My current home directory is already on another partition, on a different physical disk. Can I tell Ubuntu to point to that ...