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http://askubuntu.com – So I have this laptop that I bought for $900, it was a Window 8. I had it for only about 4 months and it crashed (I should of expected this from a Windows), so I took the useless hard drive out and got a new one. I bought a solid-state 120GB hard-drive for $100 online and figured out that it was a little too big for my computer (I should have paid attention to the dimensions carefully). Luckily the hard-drive came with a kit and in it was an external enclosure for it. So I installed Linux on it with the new external hard-drive constantly connected to my computer, until one day the hard-drive (HowTos)