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Is there a widget that simulates a disk activity LED?

I'm looking for a widget or such that simulates the disk activity light that my Lenovo laptop ought to have but doesn't. I don't want any more information than that -- no usage graphs, etc. Just a ...
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Lenovo Z510 Ubuntu Disk Partition

I have Lenovo z510 laptop and i want to install Ubuntu but i need your suggestions. I have 8 GB ssd and 1Tb hard disk. How can i divide to the disk? Actually, i want to learn about size of partition ...
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Partition a LVM disk

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I want to add partitions table to a LVM disk of 465 GB. I would like to make two partitions without loosing any data. Gparted is showing that the whole 465 GB of the ...
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How to write to read-only file system? [closed]

I installed Linux Mint 17 after Ubuntu 14.04 And my SD card which was accessible is now read only. I tried to remount it: nazar@lelyak-desktop /media/nazar $ sudo mount -o remount,rw ...
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Reinstalling Lubuntu

I got a problem when I tried to reinstall Lubuntu. I tried UnetBootIn, Live USB, UUI, and PenDriveLinux, but they all failed. A friend told me that my USB needed to be reformatted to FAT32 by using ...
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Can't access 2nd HDD

disk:sda 1 has Ubuntu trying to get files off disk:sdb 1 (win XP OS) getting this message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/brad/Old Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Startup Disk Creator not letting me create a startup disk?

I'm trying to make a home server, and apparently, the type of server OS I'm wanting to run it on only work's with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the .iso and I have my WD Pen Drive (500GB) plugged in, ...
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Can an integrity check be run against a USB boot disk?

Is there a way to perform an integrity check on a ready-to-use USB boot disk? I just made a Lubuntu 14.04.01 boot USB, and have not been able to figure out how to run an integrity check on it. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing completely on new netbook

I have some strange problem not letting me ask this question on my laptop, so apologies if I am asking something that has already been asked by someone. I bought laptop with enough capabilities to ...
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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and after rebooting I see this message: error: file /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 ...
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Startup disk creator does not launch

I just created a live USB (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and managed to boot from it. However, when I select install from the menu, it just boots into demo mode. I can't open the startup disk creator from the ...
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Ho to delete Kali Linux partition?

I installed Ubuntu 64bits alongside with Kali linux and now i want to delete the Kali so that Ubuntu takes all the disk space (1 Tb)
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lubuntu 14.04 removable media doesn't mount

On my eeePC 900 I connected an external hard drive as well as an SD card. Both did not show up in the window. They are listed at >Preferences>Disks. In File Manager under Edit>Preferences>Volume ...
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List contents of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install cd?

Burned DVD from ISO file. After install, received message that updates were available but no longer have Ethernet or wifi connection. Can't find apt-get or tee commands. Install disc may be bad. ...
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how to run checkdisk before boot de system?

i'm a begginer, i'd like to know the best opcion for run checkdist in linux before run de Operative System, because my OS stays in a loop, i want to check the disc
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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Large discrepancy between df and du

My / partition which holds everything (including /home), was suddenly using 100% of disk space. I removed a few files and now df shows $ df -h /dev/sda1 Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Clear disk space to in the boot folder? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I attempt to install updates. I receive a message that says, "The volume boot has only 0 bytes disk space remaining". How do I clear disk space in the boot folder? This ...
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Disk space full, Ubuntu won't start

I allocated a small portion of my disk space to /. Accidentally, I managed to start downloading a program (Texmaker) using the Software Center that was bigger than the remaining space. The download ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard drive

I insalled Ubunutu on external hard drive and I want to ask you, if my Windows 8 disk will stay untouched after using Ubunutu? Will it run well? Also I tried Live USB and it worked really fine.
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Moving ubunutu to bigger hard drive

Hi I have cloned my current ubutun installation onto a bigger hard drive using clonezilla but the amount of freespace is still the same as before So i did some searching and found out that I have ...
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How can I extend primary partition into an extended partition's free space?

I looked around but this question hasn't been asked before. My disk looks like this: The 64 GB primary partition is Windows. I want to extend that into the 17GB (highlighted) free space. Is it ...
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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. Thats my /etc/exports : /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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List all partition labels

Is there a command to list all partition labels? I can list the partitions with sudo fdisk -l but it doesn't show the labels of unmounted partitions.
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error mounting partitions in ubuntu 14.04lts [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/tonysn/New Volume: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda6" "/media/tonysn/New Volume"' ...
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Diskmounting problems after using windows [duplicate]

On mine laptop is use dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Sometimes i must use Windows cos Ubuntu does not support some of mine software (10% not), but when i boot over to Ubuntu i cant mount ...
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resize partion ubuntu 14.04

I have a dual booting laptop with Win7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 14.04 I need to resize the Ubuntu partition, but I prefer not to re install the whole thing. Is it possible? How?
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Installing Ubuntu from disk image from PC with all the right settings once

Okay, I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but bear with me, even if this question sounds clueless. For a local school, I have advised them to switch to Ubuntu, to save budget and yes, to break the Microsoft ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on external disks from an active workstation?

I am running Ubuntu on my workstation and have connected three blank drives to it. I would like to install three copies of Ubuntu onto the blank drives while continuing to work in my operating system. ...
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I've tried Ubuntu for a while and want Windows back [duplicate]

I have tried Ubuntu for a while, and now I want Windows back. But when I put in my USB stick that I have made bootable, it is like the computer can't find it. I just come into a menu that asks me if I ...
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Chinese checking-hard-disk-message incorrectly displayed

When Ubuntu is blocked by certain unknown cause, I have to press the power key to force my computer power off. In this case, when Ubuntu is rebooted, it will check hard disks. Before 11.10 those ...
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Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying files from CD to USB?

My machine has 18GB of main memory. When copying files from a mounted CD to a mounted USB drive there is a lot of HDD activity. Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying from CD to USB? I assume ...
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Boot disk problems

Followed the download instructions for making USB bootable for 14.04.01 on borrowed iMac as laptop needs a clean boot. Copied command line from instructions and pasted into terminal, returns error ...
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Disk Usage Analysys..

On my virtual Ubuntu Desktop (HD: 300 GB), Disk usage analyzer shows: and the df-l command shows: This is strange! If the root consumes only 59.6 GB, How the filesystem capacity says it uses ...
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Freeing space on /

Recently i experienced X server fails on my Ubuntu 12.04. When i booted up i got a window sayig that system is running in low-res mode, the option to run it like that once, failed. - coulnd't log in ...
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No bootable device

I know this isn't exactly a Linux problem but I'm getting no help anywhere else. I'm trying to reinstall ubuntu onto my laptop but I keep getting the error "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and ...
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No Boot Option After Install

Hello recently I built a computer with an msi 970A-G43, AMD FX 6300, and GSkill Ripjaw 2gb ram and was wondering if there's any compatibility issues because after installing Ubuntu it does not show up ...
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file system needed

I have a 1 Tegabype hard drive formatted as NTFS running MS Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit. I created a 26 Gig partition D: using a partition program and it is formatted as NTFS. When I boot off of my ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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How do I give Ubuntu 14.04 more space? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 for the first time yesterday, and I thought I would give it 75GB of space from my C: however, I didn't know I had to use 50GB for the installation and 16GB ...
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I can't format my flash drive

I'm trying to format my flash drive via Disks: but every time I get this error: What should I do? Thanks!
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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Unable to load 1Tb USB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04

I don't know for what reason Ubuntu has stopped recognizing my Toshiba USB 3.0 external hard disk. I've looking for an answer in the forums but couldn't find the right one. The disk is ntfs and works ...
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How to automount new SATA HDD / USB devices at startup without FSTAB

In my Xubuntu sata disk partitions is not automounted. I have to go to partition and only then it's mounted. and its not good for me, it have to be already automounted without me going to that ...
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How to solve “tmp could not be saved, because the disk, folder, or file is write-protected.”

I tried to download pdf file from the web, but the following error message appear: tmp could not be saved, because the disk, folder, or file is write-protected. Write-enable the disk and try ...
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How can I connect to AirPort Extreme Shared Drive upon login?

I'm new to Ubuntu but I have successfully used the "Connect to Server" menu option in the Places window to connect to my external USB drive, which is shared on my Airport Extreme. I use the IP address ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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Problems with installing with disks

So I have a 64 Bit Computer so I downloaded the Ubuntu 64 Bit ISO. Well I have some 700MB CD-R disk. And I do not have a USB that is available to be used. My question is can I break the ISO down to ...