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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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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extend Disk space

i want extend my disk space : #df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev tmpfs 403M 17M 387M 4% /run /dev/sda1 19G 18G ...
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How to install Linux Mint 17 on SSD and have Home on HDD

I have Sony Vaio VGN-NW23NE Laptop and I'm using Linux Mint as my Operating System for about two years, I've currently Qiana. I bought a new 120 GB SSD to speed up my Laptop, but I'm confused about ...
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Noise and message weird

I was copying data between two drive usb on ubuntu server 14.04 LTS. The given time the drive usb started making noise. It seemed was the arm on inside disk it was a little crazy! It seemed the arm ...
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Linux Mint installation showing entire Windows disk unallocated

I'm trying to install Linux Mint next to my install of Windows 10, but there's a problem. Mint is saying that the entire hard drive is unallocated "free space", though in the file explorer you can ...
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Deleted a volume with %noformat%, now it will not show up anywhere

I'm on Mac 10.11 and deleted a 2nd partition on my SSD using this command: diskutil eraseVolume free %noformat% disk0s2 Now the computer will not allow me to use that deleted space. I have a 250gb ...
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Determine affected file given logical block number [duplicate]

Given the logical block number from these log lines in /var/log/messages, is there a way to determine what file was affected? ...Buffer I/O error on device sdd1, logical block 203953715 ...lost page ...
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Is no caching mode page a serious error?

My server log displays the following error messages in RED: kernel: sda: sda1 sda2 kernel: sd 0:1:0:0: [sda] No Caching mode page found kernel: sd 0:1:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through ...
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How can I prevent smartd from reporting that it cannot find a disk?

I have smartd monitoring my hard drives. It works fine generally, but the following error window has been consistently popping up every 24 hours. This email was generated by the smartd daemon running ...
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How do I (re)build/create/assemble an IMSM RAID-0 array from disk images instead of disk drives using mdadm?

The question: Using Linux and mdadm, how can I read/copy data as files from disk images made from hard disks used in an Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID-0 array (formatted as NTFS, Windows 7 ...
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How do I know if dd is still working?

I've not used dd all that much, but so far it's not failed me yet. Right now, I've had a dd going for over 12 hours - I'm writing an image back to the disk it came from - and I'm getting a little ...
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How to dd a remote disk using SSH on local machine and save to a local disk

How can I create a backup of a remote disk using SSH on my local machine and save it to a local disk? I've tried the following: ssh hostname@my.ip.address "sudo dd if=/dev/sdX " | \ dd ...
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Is CentOS using synchronous or asynchronous write

Is CentOS using synchronous or asynchronous write? Is ther any way to check or to change this?
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ioctl: invalid argument for HDIO_GET_IDENTITY

I wrote a program to get the details of hard disk drive using HDIO_ ioctl calls. For writing program, I'm referring Documentation/ioctl/hdio.txt in kernel source(2.6.32). Here is my main part of ...
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Improve CentOS performance while saving

When I save larger files at about 5 minutes of save time, Linux lags completely on my new computer. I can't change workspace or move my mouse. The files are about 50 Gb in size and are used for ...
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Copying an HDD to a larger one by dd

I'm trying to copy an entire HDD which has IBM PC-style partition table to a larger one by dd on GNU/Linux. The questions are: Can I use the additional space on the larger disk by changing the ...
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Squid won't let spindown to happen

I have a Squid 2.7 installed on my old NAS and my problem is that squid is periodically (every few seconds) checking the swap.state file or anyhow touching the HDD making it to be turned on for 24/7, ...
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Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions

I tried to install Fedora 17 on the same disk I have Windows 7. First I got the message, that there are no free space to create partition, even in Windows part of disk was marked as unallocated. I ...
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Why does hdparm and dd show two completely different results?

I have an external hard drive (/dev/sdc1) mounted at /mount1 When running hdparm -tT /dev/sdc1 I get: /dev/sdc1: Timing cached reads: 2246 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1123.75 MB/sec Timing buffered ...
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Monitor health of HDD/SSD without S.M.A.R.T

Some hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) do not provide S.M.A.R.T. data. This seems to be especially true of cheap USB HDDs. My question is: on a typical GNU/Linux system, can the ...
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Why does hdparm see two different values for the size of a drive?

I have a 1 TB drive attached via USB. It contains an LVM physical volume filling the entire device (without any partition table). When I tried to extend a logical volume by using the entire PV, the ...
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DDRescue taking months but no errors?

'm having a hard time finding others with the same error, and I'm trying to figure out the best path forward. I have a hard drive that was unusably slow, and then stopped booting. The clonezilla ...
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Hard disk partition table overwritten -TestDisk recovery

Okay so I'm not %100 if this should be posted here or super user. here's my problem: I've an Ubuntu user for quite some time but had decided to switch over to Mint. While installing I realized I had ...
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How to check integrity to HDD with UDF format

I'm having problem with a USB external drive, which seem to be formatted with UDF and was being used for MAC and Windows (or at least that is what told). When I attached the HDD to my Linux system ...
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How to clone a NTFS partition (WinXP) from a damaged disk to a new one?

I'm an Italian Windows programmer. I know almost nothing of Linux, so please be patient if the question is dumb and pardon my bad english. I need to clone a NTFS partition from a damaged, near to die ...
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Move FreeBSD installation to smaller HDD [duplicate]

Good day! I have FreeBSD installation with next partitions: Now FreeBSD is installed in 500GB hard drive. I want to move it to 250GB hard drive. What is safest and correct way to do it? I'm afraid ...
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How to change hard disk spin-down time on my WD MyBook Live?

I have a 2TB Western Digital MyBook Live. It works quite well and provides a web-based administration interface. There is an option to either enable or disable power saving mode, which spins down the ...
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Recovering data from broken (NTFS) partition

I'm trying to recover data from a Windows (NTFS) disk that became unreadable for some reason. I'm doing this from within a Linux Mint environment. I can see the partitions normally, and I also see ...
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How to increase size of /dev/sda2 in suse running on vmware

how to increase the partition /dev/sda2 partition. df -h : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 7.0G 3.7G 3.0G 56% / devtmpfs 432M 172K 432M 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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How to map Linux hard drive identifiers like “sd 3:0:0:0:” to ones like “ata8:”? [duplicate]

In my kernel log, I can see entries like: [ 0.765510] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 3907029168 512-byte logical blocks: (2.00 TB/1.81 TiB) and when something fails, it's usually something like: [ ...
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no bootable partition, trying to solve with testdisk

I had Ubuntu 14.04 and a partition with data. Then I decided to try Linux Mint, I booted it from USB, I was going to install it but then I changed my mind. Linux Mint started to prepare my hard disk ...
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Does Linux typically log system temperature data?

Do mainstream Linux distributions typically log system temperature data, e.g. CPU or HDD temperature? If so, where can those logs be found?
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FSTAB trouble - unable to load linux system after unplugging additional hdd

I have two hard drives on my computer. On one of them I have installed linux (elementaryOS) and on the second one I store some of my data. I have made fstab entry to auto-mount this drive and ...
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GNU/Linux (Debian): detecting hard-disks mappings?

Let's suppose you have two hard-disks: one internal (boots GNU/Linux); one external (USB). "fdisk -l" detects both, but will not tell you which is /dev/sda and which is /dev/sdb. "lsusb" will tell ...
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What NOT to put on an SSD?

I bought an SSD and I am going to set up my desktop system with a completely fresh Linux installation. SSDs are known to be fast, but they have a disadvantage: The number of writes (per block?) is ...
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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 to check if a drive supports hotswap?

Not all SATA drives support hot-swap. Especially older models do not seem to work correctly and require the system to be rebooted, despite the fact that the controller works well with newer drives. ...
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Monitor hard disk activity

In a Ubuntu 14.04 server I am experiencing a massive hard disk activity which has no apparent justification: it comes as a burst, it lasts a few minutes and then disappears. It consumes system ...
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Desktop completely freezing on I/O operations

In my old system, I was already having desktop freezes on some heavy I/O operations like apt-get dist-upgrade and copying 4 GB video files. But now, it has become a lot worse: any apt-get install is ...
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Low level access to a disk in failure

I have a SATA 2Tb HDD device probably damaged: smart doesn't work, etc. The partitions were built with LVM2. Is it possible, with a low level tool, to retrieve one logical volume (in my case /var) and ...
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RAID5-4 devices with 2 failed devices: hope to retrieve data?

I built a RAID5 array with 4 2Tb devices a few month ago. - I used LVM2 to build partitions. - I also used GRUB2. - Finally I installed Debian. For an unknown reason the RAID failed. The BIOS "see" ...
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I'm new to Linux and I use Elementary, so I need a little clarification about the local disk on Linux [duplicate]

I was using Windows 7 and in My Computer I had 2 local disks C: and D:. On Elementary I only see a File System (if i'm not mistaken). Has Linux combined these 2 into one called File System?
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Cancelled hung GParted operation; didn't 'Force Cancel'; How do I get out without losing data?

In GParted, I was moving a partition over 200mb to the left. However, when it got to 76.13gb of about 330gb done, it stopped (it was stuck at 76.13gb all night). So, I hit cancel (without properly ...
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Expanding a hard drive partition to fill the drive without wiping the partition?

I have a hard drive that came out of an old Windows PC, which I'm using as a second hard drive. Because it was already formatted as ntfs, I didn't want to reformat it and lose all the data on it, so I ...
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Optimizing logical sector size for physical sector size 4096 HDD

With many new hard drive disks the physical sector size is 4096. Would it be possible to make the system use a logical sector size of the same size, rather than the default logical sector size of 512? ...
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Check how long a HDD has been used in LINUX

Under Linux, is it possible to check how much hours a HDD has been used? and how much hours are left for that HDD? So yes, how?
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Gentoo Live CD from Hard Drive: No Mountable Filesystems on root after modules loaded

I am attempting to install Gentoo on my PowerPC Mac. I have reached the point where I can boot the Live CD (I have no functional CD Drive, so it is from a spare Hard Drive), but after the kernel is ...
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confused about dd write speed and VFS page cache

After reading some articles on the Linux VFS page cache and the tunable parameters like dirty_ratio i was under the impression that page cache would operate as both read and write caching layer. But ...
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OpalCryptoErase.exe for linux

I have a tool name OpalCryptoErase.exe which lets me reset the encryption keys on my opal ssd disk. Of course I lose my data along the way but I don’t care I just want to reset the disk to the initial ...
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Arch Linux cfdisk asking for disk label type

I am trying to partition my hard drive I just wiped with dban so that I can install arch linux but when i run cfdisk /dev/sda It says: Select table type gpt dos sgi sun I don't know which to ...