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Install Ubuntu without taking over 2 hard drives?

I have 2 hard drives and when I do an auto install.. Ubuntu decides to take both hard drives... how do I prevent this from happening without my intervention?
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1answer
238 views

Take free space on multiple machines and make one virtual hard drive (Ubuntu)?

We have a number of Ubuntu 10.04 machines connected in the LAN. Each of the machines has a lot of free space. I wish to utilize this free space such that it would create a virtual (I do not mean VHD ...
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RAID-5 Using Three or More Partitions on Two Physical Drives

I am new to RAID and I want to setup up a RAID-5 on my Ubuntu 10.04 sysatem. I have the kernel installed on a partition of a 500 GB disk. Then, I have another partition of FAT32 on the other half ...
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0answers
675 views

hdparm error “Invalid exchange”

Since my upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 (from 9.04), the following error occurs: bronger@wilson:/$ sudo hdparm -q -S 3 /dev/sdc HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(setidle) failed: Invalid exchange This used to work before. ...
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1answer
50 views

Hard drive malfunctions when other hard drives are connected

I have a SATA drive that worked fine. Then I installed two more hard drives into my system. When these hard drives are installed, if I try to access the SATA drive in Linux, it will start lightly ...
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730 views

Will mounting my disk as “ro” make it completely read-only?

I've got a dualboot installation with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Ultimate. I've got 2 drives with the following partitions set up: 500 GB drive 2 partitions: C:/ 320GB NTFS (Has Win 7 on it) ...
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1answer
265 views

sda and dma on Linux

If a hard drive has a name like sda1 or sdb1 does that mean DMA is automatically being used?
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Linux disk access slows down system

My system slows down even when the CPU load is less than 100%, and I think it's doing this because it's writing to the swap partition. Yes, my swap partition is on a different disk than my OS. I ...
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Recover a disk after failed gparted resize

I was trying to resize an external ntfs hard drive, so that I could make room at the front of the disk for a swap partition. At the end of the process gparted encountered an error. It couldn't see my ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 10.04 won't mount USB hard drive (not even in /dev)

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 and my SD card reader and my USB hard drive are not recognized. My USB tablet (Wacom Bamboo) works fine. I checked dmesg and it seems that the USB driver has found the ...
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Why does Ubuntu 10.04 not see my hard drives?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 64bit to a new machine. mobo = gigabyte x58a-ud3r cpu = i7 930 ssd = Kingston 64GB V+ hhd = wd 1tb black When the installation gets to the prepare ...