A permanent data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating discs (platters) coated with magnetic material in a rigid form factor (as opposed to floppy disks).

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SSD failiure. grub rescue sees files, but I can't mount drives

I have a 2 year old SSD that apparently has died. 2 out of the 3 partitions are completely unmountable (only EFI boot partition mountable). When i turn on my computer I am greeted with grub rescue ...
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No folders in “/” on hard drive, mounts “/boot”

I already posted my problem on askubuntu, but I hope to reach some broader audience here as I also realize it's not really Ubuntu specific. So I messed up my Ubuntu Server and it doesn't boot ...
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Adding a new disk to an exsting partition in linux

I have a sda on my opensuse and want to add a new disk to have more space on it. After adding the disk I have created a partition lets name it sdb. Mr sda has 6 partition and I ant to sdb to 6th ...
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fsck and checking external drives on reboot also

I know about shutdown -rF now that will check the drive on reboot but how can I also have it check all external drives also on reboot?
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Linux blocked on df

I am experiencing some trouble with an external HDD. I'm afraid it is starting to getting corrupted or damaged :S. In an application I am using statfs to retrieve information of that external HDD: ...
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how can I sync a specific device? [duplicate]

Is there a way to sync a specific device in Linux? This would be used to ensure that, e.g., writes to a USB thumb drive have taken place without waiting for queued writes from a video processing job ...
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To recover harddrive of partial formatting to NTFS from FAT

I have a partial formatting of a new disk (2TB of Buffalo) which I was going to format into NTFS from FAT (most probably fileformat of new disks). However, I removed the cable by accident. No ...
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Imaging help for Mac drive w' GDDRescue on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a novice at Linux command line but I'm slowly making progress. I have a failing 750gb WD Scorpio Black SATA drive with OSX 10.6.8. It was diagnosed with logical errors (drive seen in bios but not ...
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How to obtain the whole disk activities triggered by file systems under linux?

I want to record the disk access activities called by OS. Such data I want to record are received by disk from OS, including disk sector number, request length, arrival time, read or write. To be ...
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HDIO_GETGEO and HDIO_GET_IDENTITY in Linux using C++

Can anyone explain the core difference between HDIO_GETGEO and HDIO_GET_IDENTITY? From the Linux documentation and this document titled: Summary of HDIO_ ioctl calls., I know that the former is for ...
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Explaining SMART power error

I use gsmartcontrol, on the Error tab, it shows: Complete error log: SMART Error Log Version: 1 ATA Error Count: 398 (device log contains only the most recent five errors) CR = Command Register ...
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Setting up my Linux machine with multiple hard drives

I've recently made the switch to a copy of Elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) and so far, really been enjoying it coming from a Windows background. After fumbling around a little, I got my 1TB Seagate ...
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Is it good to install linux on external hard drive?

I have an external hard drive and I would like to install linux on it (I choose Fedora KDE). I made a bootable dvd and I will choose the external hard drive to install on it the os. Is it good to ...
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How should I distribute files/packages/software across multiple drives?

I am primarily a Windows user, but I am starting to use Linux more as I realize all the features it has. In Windows, I install my software that I use regularly on my 120GB SSD, along with the OS, ...
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slow disk I/O speed on NTFS partition

My Laptops internal 640 GB HDD ,WD Scorpio blue(WD6400BPVT). It has 5 partitions. 120 GB NTFS partition, primary, sda1 250 GB NTFS, extended, sda5 20 GB / (root), sda6 4 GB /swap, sda7 ~ 202 GB ...
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How to automatically check for failed hard drives in RAID array?

We've got a couple of servers in-house containing hardware RAID5 and RAID6 arrays with 8-15 disks each. What's the easiest way to automatically check for failing hard drives using a script so that ...
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Formatting drives in linux always makes them read only [closed]

I'm using Debian 8 and trying to create an ntfs partition (on /dev/sdd). Whenever I format a drive either through the nautilus interface of right click > format... or even through command line ...
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Advantage of GPT over MBR partition table [closed]

What is the advantage GPT partitioned hard drives on older BIOS system ? when boot drive is bellow 2TB on a BIOS system or UEFI boot disabled grub on BIOS system with GPT partitioned needs an ...
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Content cached in RAM while writing to disk - Linux

I'm facing this issue since ever I started using Linux Distros. While copying/moving either graphically or with cp one/many big content(anything like big text file, tar.gz archive, iso file, movies) ...
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Shrinking root partition on Debian

I'm using a headless Debian Wheezy server with 2x3TB disks. It was installed automatically with RAID1. This is the output of df -h: $ df -h Sys. fich. ...
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Startup problem: invalid partition table or use UEFI BOOT

I'm working on a Dell Latitude E5430. Recently I booted pcbsd from USB using this file: PCBSD10.1.1-RELEASE-01-31-2015-x64-DVD-USB_0.iso But I guess I did something wrong. I was trying to install ...
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Is BTRFS saying that my HDD is dead?

I noticed that my HP N54L was laboring and discovered that dmesg was reporting this: [ 81.945530] btrfs read error corrected: ino 1 off 16685977600 (dev /dev/sdb sector 2636776) [ 82.010023] ...
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How do I migrate a RAID system to a larger set of HDDS?

All the posts I've found are about moving to new machines or migrating an entire OS from one HDD to another. I don't really know what the hell I'm doing, but I'm apparently the Linux expert. We ...
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“Warning! Secondary partition overlaps the last partition by x blocks” in gdisk, is it safe to use gdisk here?

I'm trying to install convert my hard drive into GPT using gdisk, when I run sudo gdisk /deve/disk1s4 I get this: Warning! Secondary partition table overlaps the last partition by 2032668853 blocks! ...
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Disks (in usb enclosure) keep waking up even when not mounted

Setup I have USB enclosure (Buffalo DriveStation Quad) containing four drives connected to my nas server (ubuntu server 14.04). The enclosure is configured to JBOD mode, so I'll see all the disks in ...
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UEFI System. Are EFI settings kept on the HDD. What happens if I change HDD?

I have an UEFI system with Linux installed on it. Unfortunately I need to upgrade the BIOS firmware and after a month of failing with live CDs and Live DOSes and so on I have decided to buy a new hard ...
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Partition table-less HDD [duplicate]

Just this morning, I accidentally created a hdd filesystem without a partition table. I didn't even know it was possible but it happened. Now the issue is to undo it or leave it alone. For this ...
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HDD disconnects randomly

My internal Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB randomly disappears. Sometimes, before the HDD gives up, I have enough time to move data to another HDD. Data does not seems to be corrupted. I checked it ...
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How to exclude a disk so that the OS will not use it?

We have an HDD that is probably having too much bad sectors. The notebook boots extremly slow from it. We put the disk in another notebook (good) via a CR-ROM HDD case. But now that good notebook ...
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Volume Group fails to recover

For the last 10 days I've been living a nightmare trying to recover my data. I'm trying to recover VG and mount it to access the data here's what I get [root@]# pvscan Found duplicate PV ...
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Exundelete can't restore the file

I'm trying to restore 2 important tar.gz files I know their directory but extundelete not restoring them although it's giving me the inode number. Loading filesystem metadata ... 2127 groups loaded. ...
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How can I partially copy a file from a broken disk?

I have a broken disk where I need to copy a 60G file from. From time to time the disk resets and I can't finish the copy. I would like to try and copy partial slices and put them all together. How ...
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Unable to mount Volume Group [closed]

2 drives connected externally to a new server both are merged using LVM as one drive. vgscan Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while... Found volume group "vol_grp1" using metadata type ...
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rsync partial LVM volume to Remote Directory

Can I rsync a full hdd partition (which is inaccessible) to a remote directory? Inaccessible means it cannot be mounted, it was part of LV volume merged with other HDD which is faulty and removed ...
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Hard Disk Clone Image Size

I've created an image backup for HDDA (partition) from HostA and saved on HostB ssh -c blowfish user@ip-or-hostname "dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip -1 -" | dd of=sda1.gz conv=sync,noerror The HDD size is ...
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Disk ID in chroot / jail

When I print out all information about a disk /dev/sda on my host system, then I get this sort of information (I got this information with command udevadm info --query=all --name=/dev/sda): P: ...
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One disk in RAID setup high usage

I have a system here with 6 disks all same make and model, and on that I have 3 partitions. / RAID 6 /var/log RAID 6 /storage RAID 5 on / I created a swap file instead of partition. With ...
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recover lvm formatted partition

I had 2 old drives having LVM installed showing as 1 drive. They were attached by the datacenter to the new server to migrate data but they weren't able to be mounted I tried everything possible until ...
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Mount LVM volume as external usb drive? CentOS 6

I'm trying to mount my old 2x500GB drives to the new server which has the same drive volume. Both have LVM structure but it's not working. root@server [/mnt/usb]# ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda2 ...
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CentOS 6 Partitioning Root Drive

I have recently installed CentOS (into a machine with only one hard drive) and I would like to know how to Partition the main hard drive into two. As it is a fresh install there is no data to lose ...
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Linux Hard Drive Partitioning

I've decided to do a fresh Linux CentOS 6 install onto a small computer which I intend to use as a basic server. The OS has been installed and I would like to partition the 31gig sda drive (there is ...
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Purpose of each disk access and why it may not occur

I'm going over past papers for an exam I have and my university do not provide answers so that I can check them, please could you let me know if my understanding is correct and if not please could you ...
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Can't mount second hard drive on CentOS 6.6 - Duplicate VG name

Yesterday I add a SSD to my PC configuration and I make on it a fresh installation. At the moment of installation I replace my old HDD and there was only the SSD. When the installation finish I make a ...
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Docker says “no space left on device” but, system has plenty of space?

I'm trying to run a docker image that works on other systems (and you can even pull it from dockerhub, if you'd like: it's dougbtv/asterisk) however, on my general workstation, it's complaining about ...
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How can I choose optimal values for block size and blocks number for badblocks?

I'd like to test my hard disks with badblocks, but I don't know which values I should use for the block size (-b option) and blocks number (-c option). I randomly tried a few values and it seems they ...
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File system not detected after OS upgrade - how do I debug this?

I have a computer with two hard drives in it. One carries the OS and a whole bunch of other stuff; the other was mounted inside /media as a dump-space for an additional terabyte of storage space. ...
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SmartMonTools: How can I know if there is any smartctl test running on my hard disk?

I am testing a hard disk with SmartMonTools. Hard disk status prior to the testings (only one short test performed days ago): $ sudo smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 ...
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Problems with secondary hdd in grub

I had some problems installing Linux mint and or any other Linux distribution in combination with Windows. When I booted my machine it would hang before the grub bootloader showed up. Now i have some ...
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Can't read 2TB Hard Disk , don't exist dispositive

I have a new 2TB external USB HardDisk, and I can't open or format it. I'm gotting diferent kind of errors, for example: If i execute: sudo mount -a /dev/sdb sudo mount -a /dev/sdb1 The response ...
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nautilus doesn't display full disk space

Hello I am having an issue with Nautilus, it will not recover disk space. My home partiton is on /dev/sda2 and running fdisk returns Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type ...