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how can I limit disk IO per application?

I am in trouble with io bottleneck in my Ubuntu distro. Sometimes some greedy applications freeze my comp because of high io requests, I have to make hard reboot. For example, when I open multiple ...
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How to change zram size?

I installed zram with sudo apt-get install zram-config. After that it started automatically and when I verified with cat /proc/swaps it's running properly But when I used sudo echo 128M > ...
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SMART Pre-fail (Temperature 70)

Could someone please interpret the SMART Data and Self-tests using Disks in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The other day all of a sudden I started receiving errors upon every command entered into the terminal, I ...
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Boot Ubuntu from VHD with Windows 10 [on hold]

Is it possible to native boot Ubuntu from a VHD file using Windows 10? If so, how?
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How to copy a diskette to another disketter

I have not worked with Linux (Ubuntu) that much... just installing it on some computers and know a little bits about getting around. With that said... if someone can point me in the right direction ...
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No disk, no partition

Okay guys, I had a bit of a problem with my PC earlier. Not sure what happened, it just crashed in the middle of me playing a game and when I restarted it's now telling me I have no operating system ...
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I was partitioning my hard disk but there is something wrong?

I was partitioning my hard disk based on what I understood from this question. This is the final result: But I faced some problems here, I don't know which partitions should be primary and which ...
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I want to make disk Partition for my hard disk

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop as a main or primary operating system without Windows or anything else. My hard disk size is 300 G.B, I have two questions : first : What is the best or ideal ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry Pi B Disk shrinking disk space

Running Ubuntu Mate on RP 2 after several reboots disk space gets progressively smaller. Has happened repeatedly on different SD micro chips. Eventually remaining disk space is too small and system ...
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Desparate: how can I clone my Ubuntu USB harddisk so that I really can boot from the new clone

I'm quite new to this, but in the past few weeks I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Ventura USB hard disk (240 Gb), and after a lot of issues (getting Citrix Receiver, Adobe flash, etc. ...
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Enlarge disk partition after cloning [duplicate]

I have SSD disk 30GB with Ubuntu installation. It is too small, because I have there some servers and projects. Currently, there is about 800MB free space. I already bought new SSD disk with 120GB. I ...
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Unstable system when low disk space

When I tried to fill system disk to full (100Mb and less space remaining), I noticed that Ubunstu is quite unstable, for example when i open System Monitor, it doesnt open, only blink.. or when i ...
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Can't log in after partition recovery

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and accidentally deleted all partitions. I then used testdisk to retrieve one of the partitions, and after it finished it needed a reboot. I rebooted and now I can't unlock ...
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The volume “boot” has only 2.8 mb disk space remaining [duplicate]

I keep getting the following message and am new to Ubuntu. Not sure how to increase the space in boot volume from other partition. The volume "boot" has only 2.8 mb disk space remaining it also ...
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Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
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error message not enough disk space

I have a older macbook, which is a 13 inch laptop. I was running OS X Lion and decided to erase my hard drive and start over with Ubuntu. Now when I try to download Ubuntu or other software, I get an ...
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Help needed. Tips for organizing disk space for Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04

To begin with, I have no practical experience with Ubuntu or similar systems so please forgive me if I ask the obvious questions. I am intending to buy a new laptop (no OS preinstalled) and set up a ...
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Driver problem with Ubuntu?

I have a password set at boot up and I get this error after I enter my password: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready What caused this and how do I fix it?
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Operation on one disk overloads other disks

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with MD RAID1, LVM and LXC on top of them as a webserver. I have normal load average about 1-2, and all is working well until I perfrom any massive IO operation. The strange ...
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Drive not ready or present during startup

While instaling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i created 5 partitions with mount point as / (Ex /Disk1,/Disk2...).After that i deleted all of them using terminal with command sudo rmdir Disk1, now while start up it ...
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Problem with mounting storage devices

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 and have several external storage arrays (nothing special a 5 disk RAID10 box, they appear to the OS as a single disk) I use the UUID to mount them with /etc/fstab ...
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Changing munin hdd plugin used UUID

I've backed up my ubuntu server, and changed the HDD. Now I need to know where is the old UUID saved on the system? It seems that munin will no longer work with the HDD plugins, I guess it's looking ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after booting from SSD

I recently installed a Crucial 500GB SSD, to replace the ageing HDD in my laptop, and improve performance (a Dell Vostro, about 5 years old). After cloning the existing drive using ddrescue, I ...
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What is “mount” [duplicate]

what is "mount"? I have a gut feeling it means "make data storage accessible", but what does it really mean? Please specify the cases when "disk is accessible" and "disk is mounted" are different".
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Move partition from ssd disk to pendrive

I have a 128 GB SSD. There is one partition: sda1 - 12 GB. I tried to move this partition to a USB pendrive. The pendrive is 16 GB in size. I booted from a live medium and ran: dd if=/dev/sda1 ...
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How can I print the breakdown of disk usage by directory?

My cloud instance (running a web app) disk usage went up inexplicably, I suspect there is something like a storage leak there. Is there any way to the breakdown of disk usage by directory, in order ...
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How to erase my DVD with cdrecord? [duplicate]

milenko@milenko-X58-USB3:~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : ...
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hard disk accesing denied saying boot error

[enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/QctKz.png this is the error im getting.
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What is the bottleneck in system performance?

System Configuration: Dell Inspiron N5010 - Intel Core i3 380M 2.53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 GB AMD RADEON Graphics, 500 GB SATA 5400rpm HDD, Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (this is supposedly lighter than the Ubuntu ...
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I cant download on other locations outside root!

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running at the moment. I am trying to download a file on my 120GB external drive, but it wont let me. I have no space left on Ubuntu, so I can't download it there.I am using ...
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How to edit a mounted HDD [duplicate]

I want to know why my HDD main partition (the biggest part of the disk) appears as it was a double partition: Can I change it? How? Also, LibreOffice 5 doesn't recognize that partition. It only ...
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I cannot install software [duplicate]

I am getting "installation failed" all new installs. It says "low disk space on boot file". I cannot move the boot file, nor can I install new software elsewhere. i have over 450gb of free disk ...
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No more space on disk [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. For some time I haven't been able to run more programs simultaneously. This is what df -h gives: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 29G 25G ...
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Unable to write on disk. Lot of space and inode are available. Permission set properly

I've a vps with ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with a lot of websites running on it. From some hours I randomly get error related to insufficient space on disk. Here is the result of df -h: Filesystem ...
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Ubuntu installer can't find any disk on Dell XPS 13 9350

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015). I created a bootable USB disk which boots fine but the installer and the file manager do not detect any hard drive ...
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External harddisk detected but not mounting

I have a WD MyPassport that is NTFS formatted with only 1 partition, and works perfectly fine on Windows. It was working well with Ubuntu until a few days ago (points 3 and 4 explains what changes I ...
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Ecryptfs and *huge* .Private directories

I enabled full disk encryption during installation, and revently while doing some dev work realized I couldn't install anything because I was out of disk space. My .Private directory is 80 gigabytes. ...
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How to move hibernarnation file, separating it from swap partition/file? [duplicate]

My question is related to a problem that occurs with SSD drives: it's commonly known that these drives wear out quickly; they have a limited amount of write cycles. So writing a few Gigabytes large ...
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Every version of Ubuntu thinks all my disks are 2.0KB

Whenever I put in a disc that has not been burned yet it says 2.0KB and I've tried 702MB Discs and 4.7GB Discs and still says 2.0KB and the only way it works is with using Windows but I want to use it ...
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Unable to write to disk but disk isn't full

I can't write to any file, even as root, or do any other operation that requires writing. Neither can any process that needs to write, so they're all failing. df says I've got plenty of room: ...
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Disk space error

I am frequently getting disk space error, i have deleted many folders and installed files at the moment disk space shows XGB available after few minutes, again it shows 0 bytes available, I am new to ...
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Ubuntu on 2 different disks

I'm trying to setup a Linux server, I did this configuration: The purpose of this server is the following: I will install VirtualBox on it in order to run about 10 VMs. This is why I gave 350 GB to ...
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How do I convert a RAID 4 array to RAID 0?

I had a three-disk RAID 0 array and ran the following to add a fourth disk: mdadm --manage /dev/md127 --add /dev/xvdi Each disk is a 1TB EC2 volume. The array took about 40 hours to reshape. About ...
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How can I invoke “scsi start stop” from command-line since gnome-disks seems to support this call?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Gnome-disk-utility has a button which invokes the scsi start stop unit command on a selected device. I'd like to invoke scsi stop for a device (in my case an empty SD-card ...
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allow all users to read/write any files/folders on 2nd drive regardless of who created it

I am running 14.04 LTS. I've got a mount point called /files that is owned by root, the group is plugdev and I've given the group write permission. I used some of the information in ...
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No boot into Unity after turning on automatic mount options for hard disk

My updated Ubuntu 15.4 desktop has a SSD drive (sda) and a hard disk (sdb). It boots from the SSD drive. Then I needed to click on the hard disk in order to mount it. Because I wanted my PC to ...
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How to deploy ramdisk image on to disk less nodes using MAAS?

I am using MAAS version 1.7.6 with ubuntu 14.04. Currently MAAS can deploy ubuntu/centos images on to the nodes by installing into local disk. I want to deploy my disk less nodes with ramdisk image. ...
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Internal harddisk drives are not showing up

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 for the first time. Created two partitions during the installation. But no drives are showing in the system. Tried many methods but not working. Disk utility is showing two ...
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Move the www/html LAMP folder to another disk

I'm dual-booting windows 8 and ubuntu and I want to use a shared disk (E:/) as a www/html folder. Now when I open Ubuntu this disk is called Shared_data and I'm wondering if it's possible to change ...
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LUKS encrypted device gone missing

The 2TB disk that I use as an encrypted backup, is now reported by Ubuntu as being just free space. The encryption was setup as a LUKS encrypted device. The output of sudo fdisk -l reports: Disk ...