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Can't create Boot disk [duplicate]

I am trying to create boot disk on usb pendrive. When I select desk top it doesn't transfer to creator page. Pen drive is blank. I want replace win 7 with ubuntu.
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...
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how to open and see content of ext2 file in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a file root.ext2 in a iso file. How can I open and see content of ext2 file in Ubuntu?
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Disk failure imminent

I have been using Win7 ubuntu 12.04 dual boot laptop and one day I got Disk failure imminent message in ubuntu.I have been using Win 7 since then for about 2 months now and havent experienced anything ...
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Could not unmount /dev/sda1 with root filesystem

Could not unmount /dev/sda1 with root filesystem. When I try to resize it by unmounting but the following error message pops up: The partition could not be unmounted from the following mount ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes after large disk activity [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell Inpiron 17R. Everything is working good, except for Ubuntu freezes after large disk activity such as copying large files or installing large software. I have tried ...
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suddenly 30 gb gone from Home in ubuntu how?

Hi noticed a messege showing that less diskspace please clear up space in ubuntu. and when i took properties, i was surprised to see that of my 50gb partition only 4kb is left. then i followed the ...
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Searching for file contents on whole disk

I am trying to find my old IP address in config files in order to replace it by my new IP address. I found one answer that proposes the command sudo grep -HrnF '1.2.3.4' / to find those IP ...
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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Can I access my 2nd Hard Disk?

I've installed Ubuntu over Windows 7 on my laptop, and didn't think about the second hard disk that it had, which I want to use for storage. Now I can't find a way to access it. Is it possible to add ...
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How to check the disk activity of my hard-drive?

I had a problem in Windows 8 where my hard-drive activity was reaching 100% all the time and the system was very slow. Now I've switched to Ubuntu Gnome and want to check if this is still a problem on ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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Disk Wipe Script Question

I have a server setup to do diskwipe. I am wondering if someone can help me figure out why the random pass is not working. Thanks!! #textPass Sectors sectors=$(blockdev --getsz ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Check disk benchmark result with the disk running the OS

Is there a way to check my disks benchmark results that's currently running the Ubuntu I'm on? Or do I have to unplug the disk and check it in another computer?
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Connecting to Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10

I use Apple and Ubuntu products at the same time, but I could not connect to my Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10. Files can explore the disk but because of the afp file sharing thing ...
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I need step by step guidence to recover grub

Yesterday I removed some two tiny partions from the disk, Today it won't boot. I opened my computer from USB now, but I can not install grub from chroot. I run sudo blkid I noticed that my ubuntu ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Ubuntu going through disk check on boot every time

How can I turn this off? Ubuntu 13.04 is going through a disk check every time I boot becuse of a pid error can I turn this off?
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups

Please can someone explain to me the meaning of Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups? Of what importance and advantage are they in linux?
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Why do I get different free space results?

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Disk naming convention in preseed vs manual installation

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 via preseed, the auto install first disk is always coming up as /dev/sdc. As per the docs it should be /dev/sda. I looked at ...
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When I mount my RAID5, there is constant activity; how can I figure out what it is?

there. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I have a 4-disk RAID5 (3 disks, 1 spare) setup, and it's completely synced/built, and the ext4 filesystem it contains is clean. When I assemble the RAID, all is ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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How can I rename an external drive? [duplicate]

I would like to rename an external drive (USB). How can I rename an external drive?
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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Booting from Ubuntu ISO CD - Windows 7 partitioning [duplicate]

Do I partition Windows 7 hard disk before I install Ubuntu using disk utility in Windows 7? Or do I do it with my Ubuntu ISO CD after booting? And can I choose the size of the partition using Ubuntu ...
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Problem auto mounting secondary disk with fstab

I have a secondary 1TB disk. On that disk I have 3 partitions with the ext4 filesystem (600gb, 300gb and 100gb). I wanted to mount the partitions into some folders inside the home directory. So I ...
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How to boot Kubuntu 12.04 LTS for a Laptop without an OS

I am unable to boot my laptop with a Kubuntu boot disk I made. I made sure it I burnt the 64 bit version (My laptop is 64bit) and not the 32 bit. I am using an iMac to burn the disk and My laptop is a ...
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recover data from an ancient hdd and check for bad sectors

I just found an ancient external hard drive with a whopping 10 gb of data and I was wondering if there is a way to check the health of the disk (since it apparently didn't have a partition table what ...
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How to make ubuntu see my raid1 setup?

I have raid1 setup that i was using in windows. Now I want to see it under ubuntu. Under Disks>Devices I see the 2 x 500gb hard disks as sdb and sdc (on sda is ubuntu) and Contents says "Intel matrix ...
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Problem with update (12.04 to 12.10) “the disk drive is not ready or not presented”

about a day ago I thought it'd be nice to update my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, it all went fine until it asked me to reboot, when I did it ubuntu gave me this message: The disk drive for (I can't ...
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I get a ubuntu 13.04 cryptsetup fail error, due to which i cannot login, and my harddisk cannot be unlocked.

I get a ubuntu 13.04 cryptsetup fail error, due to which i cannot login, and my harddisk cannot be unlocked. i do have data on the disk. help pls!
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Hard drive not detected in ubuntu live boot

I wanted to format my hard drive. i booted Ubuntu 13.10 but the hard drive is not available for mounting. The hard drive is also not detected in either fdisk or gparted utilities. There is no sda* ...
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disk mysteriously full

Recently while downloading I was told there wasn't enough room to save the file. I have about 120g of music/video/programs that I can see. My system monitor is saying I have 270g used up at this ...
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Allocate users disk space? [duplicate]

If possible i'd like to allocate disk space to users. I run a large collection of users and on sign up i'd like to include a folder limit. Is there a command for this?
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/boot Not enough Disk Space! [duplicate]

I would call myself a step above a noob when it comes to linux and Ubuntu, but I'm having trouble here. I use my Ubuntu laptop as a torrent slave, and there is never any files saved on it for long so ...
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Unable to mount external hard disk

My hard disk suddenly appears to be inaccessible, with the following error: Unable to mount external HD Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: $MFT must be non-resident. Failed to load ...
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Pendrive Wont Mount, Errror

Pen-drive wont mount, although its working fine on my friend system Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-hp_v210w_0419570000000162-0:0-part1"' exited with ...
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How to edit the disk partition?

When I installed Ubuntu I had already windows 7 in my computer and I installed Ubuntu aside windows 7, but when I did the disk partition I did it the opposite of what I wanted (I mean I give Ubuntu ...
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How can i skip bad sector on my hard Drive?

I have one external hard drive which i plug to my linux machine. It causes read and write operation problems. When i check it with fdisk -l it wait for information to display for while. After few ...
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Using daemon tools to install from within ubuntu trial

I've got a 1 year old Toshiba laptop running windows 8 (blah). I have partition my hard drive to allow for 100gb of space for ubuntu--UEFI is turned off. While going through the install everything ...
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what is the difference between installing raid form bios and from disk utility in installing system?

what is the difference in configuring raid in Idrak bios and configuring raid in installing Ubuntu or any other system?? is it faster in configuring raid from bios and more good performance and can i ...
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Ubuntu disk will not mount

Here is the error Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/287319a7-69ba-45b8-b8bf-e2fd4d6ea6f0"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: wrong fs type, bad ...
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How to Increase root space in ubuntu wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed the ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the windows installer After login into root and df -h it shows /dev/loop0 14GB /dev/sda5 50GB here the loop0 is the root folder. How to ...
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ZFS pool with disks labels /dev/disk/by-id/scsi*** disappeared after upgrade

Recently I have upgraded my home server from 13.04 to 13.10 by dist-upgrade and my zfs pool which was built using .../by-id/scsi*** disk names broke The problem is that scsi*** labels completely ...