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How do I remove the password disk encryption? [duplicate]

At the time of installation I requested encrypt the disk with a password but want there to be no more password. How to change this?
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Move my swap partition into my extended partition

I accidentally created my swap partition outside of my extended partition. Is it possible to move it inside my extended partition? I need to do this because I have used up my limit of 4 primary ...
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How to permanently change sysfs setting for certain block device?

I have a disk which needs an increased SATA timeout to work properly (at least that's the current workaround, see comments at http://serverfault.com/questions/682061). I figured out that I can set ...
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How to trace/monitor the I/O of a Linux command

I ran find / -name abc.html and a short time after I ran this command again. This time it was very fast, so I know the find must be caching the result somewhere. How can I find out where the cache is ...
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Ubunt 14.04 Stuck on Boot screen Full Disk Encryption No Prompt

Ubuntu Will not boot. It will get stuck on a purple screen before asking for the encryption password. I thought it might be a video card issue so I booted in using recovery mode, and the console does ...
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Is there a check disk function? [duplicate]

Is there a check disk function for Ubuntu or Linux and is it necessary? Something like chkdsk /f/r on Windows? Thanks
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When I restart Ubuntu after the install, it goes straight back to the USB GRUB.

So after I install Ubuntu, and restart as prompted, it goes to the USB loader. The live version off the USB works fine, however, if I remove the USB it states on the screen: ERROR: No boot disk has ...
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Partitioning after Windows to Ubuntu migration

As will be apparent from my question I am quite new at Linux. I migrated from Windows7 to Linux[Ubuntu]. After the installation was over, I figured out that all the partitions have been overridden and ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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Problem with creating disk image error udisks-error-quark, 0

i am first ime here, big support of Ubuntu values, but having issuses with one partition where i try to recover lost file using Autopsy. Since it's required disk image, I folowed preferences/disk and ...
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is there any step by step method for a novice to add space to 14.04lts on acer c720 chromebook

I'm an absolute novice, but successfully installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my acer C720 chromebook following hugh greenbugs' method for dual boot. I also successfully ran out of disk space to install ...
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e2fsck taking a long time

I have a portable 2TB drive, used over USB 2, that's giving trouble and I am running e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sdb1 to attempt to fix it. But it's been running for 12 hours and gives no ...
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Using external usb disk as extra partition

I searched a lot on the internet but have not find an exact match for this question, so don't downvote this question just yet. So, I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on my computer and I'm running ...
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What can I do to restore disk performance on slower Ubuntu VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) running under VMware Workstation 10.0.5 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Disk access in this VM is noticeably slow - it takes ages just to start Firefox, for example, and the disk ...
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Swapping disks between different systems

I am going to swap my laptop's drive for my desktop's drive. Both run a 64bit 14.04 distro. My laptop has an Intel Celeron CPU while my desktop runs on a AMD A6 CPU What are some things that I need to ...
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Does cryptsetup encrypt FAT32 usb disks?

In disks utility, without installing cryptsetup, there is an option to format an external disk using LUKS/ext4. I want to encrypt a USB drive but I want it to be readable in windows (if I eventually ...
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How to convert a file to a block device?

When I backup a partition with: dd if=/dev/sda2 of=~/sda2 bs=512 I can still mount it using mount ~/sda2 /mnt But what if I backup the whole disk? dd if=/dev/sda of=~/sda bs=512 I can't just ...
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What is “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg--root”?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently. During the installation I did not create a separate partition for my home folder. I also accidentally encrypted my home folder. When i did sudo df I got the ...
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How resize ubuntu disk? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu iso with unetboot * usb * Ubuntu says theres oly 100mb space avaible and i want to resize it but how? I use windows 8.1 and theres no ubuntu named disk on disk management etc...
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A folder cannot be deleted

Recently my windows 8 crashed so from the ubuntu I had to remove all the filesystem files which were in Windows C partition. But I am not able to delete one folder, Program Files (x86). I am using ...
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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 on separate physical drives and dual-boot?

I have a PC with an OEM install of Win 8 updated to 8.1. It has 3 physical hard drives in it. The drive where Windows is installed has a LOT of partitions on it already. Can I install Ubuntu on a ...
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Full Disk Encryption + Home folder encryption needed? Wouldn't Full Disk Encryption get the Home folder anyway?

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu, and want to do full disk encryption. After selecting it, I'm given a choice to also encrypt the Home folder. Since Ubuntu doesn't use a separate partition for the Home folder ...
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No more space avbiable even if there are a lot

i am eveing some weird issue lately, i ma using this machine as webserver and when i try to write a file in a directory it say there is no more space, i did try to delete some files, it work for a ...
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Extend /dev/sdb1 without unmounting?

There seems to be about a million web pages about extending the system partition of your Ubuntu installation, and how you need to do a lot of steps to extend your disk. But nothing about increasing ...
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Ubuntu deleted my disk please help me please [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu today. I created 10 gb space for it but when it finished installing it deleted my (D:) disk. My 2TB disk is gone please help. All of my games,movies etc was in it. And when i open ...
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How to add unused disk space in HDD to /home

This is the condition of my current partition. I have 8 GB of swap space. The extended partition has 492 GB among which only 100 GB is usable, which is /dev/sda5. Then a 1 GB boot partition, which ...
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Forensic tools for disk and image analysis

Are there any forensic tools or programs like FTK and EnCase in Windows for Linux? Or any disk and image analysis tools?
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Low disk Space in Root Filesystem Error

The system gives me the following error: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only 713.9 MB disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or moving files to ...
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Ubuntu Ver 14.04

New to Ubuntu, we have a NAS drive that has a burned out board, inside the NAS are 2 x 2TB Drives with a RAID 1 COnfig. I have been told to use Ubuntu to access the data on one of the Raid Drives, I ...
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Lost disk space after switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I am new to Ubuntu and was really excited to try it. I did my home work before installing Ubuntu on installation topics. So, I'm fairly knowledgeable about systems. Hardware: Dell Inspiron 14R ...
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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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How to check for any activity on a physical disk?

I have an SD card that's connected via a USB interface. The output of fdisk -l indicates the following: Disk /dev/sdb: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes I have a script that re-initializes multiple ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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Disk Error - /tmp not loading or present'

![disk utility details][1]I had suspended my system for a while. After reopening, I did not reach the usual Password page. On restarting, the grub page opened up where I was given options of booting ...
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14.04 disk mount problem came our of left field

So I have a partition that I use to backup/store things. This partition worked correctly since I installed 14.04 with no problems. Now all of a sudden I am gettting errors saying I am running out of ...
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Frequent grub rescue and black screen at login

I'm frequently facing grub rescue prompts when I boot up my system, restarting sometime solves the issue. Also sometimes after login the screen does not end up to desktop and on opening terminal using ...
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Bad Sectors on Lubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron network which has both Windows and Lubuntu installed. When I check the disk with Lubuntu, it says "disk ok 1497 bad sectors". However, when I check the disk in Windows it ...
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How do I open Disk Utility in Xfce?

On the back of How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?, how do you access Disk Utility in other DEs like Xfce? And what exact packages need to be installed to access this functionality?
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Troubleshooting disk activity, could somebody guide me?

My hdd is screaming as much as it can on startup, for something that feels like at least 5 minuts, I'm fairly new to the linux world and quite worried about it as I care quite a bit about my files, ...
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I just installed Xubuntu and my computer became slow and lagged

At the begining, after I installed Xubuntu and restarted my computer, it said: THERE ARE PROBLEMS PROVING THE DISK UNITY /. (translated). Now my notebook is working really bad and slow, it is 64-bit ...
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Ubuntu OpenStack Installation requirement - single disk and seven machines?

I just started configuring Openstack with Ubuntu as per link Installing Ubuntu OpenStack requires at least seven machines with two disks, two of which have two network interfaces (NICs). Install ...
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Reboot with Xubuntu 14.04 Live CD without reading machine hard drives

I have created a Xubuntu 14.04 live CD which is used to boot my machine. For now, after the reboot, I can access my local hard drives through the Ubuntu interface. Is it possible to disallow this CD ...
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Unknow discs and windows space

I've been using ubuntu for a while and today decided to uninstall windows from my notebook so I could use the space it occupied on ubuntu. However, after the removal I found some disks hanging in my ...
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Unable to access my desktop computer hard disk

I was working normally on my desktop computer with Windows 8.1, then my power supply stopped working, the PC shut down and it won't turn on again until I replace the power supply (which I can because ...
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Can't access my disk [duplicate]

I have a problem .I can't access to my disk see the message below : Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/marwen/SEHLI: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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lvm VG on boot disk (array) not found with vgdisplay but VM VG seen

I have weird problem with VM server and two raid arrays: OS is installed /dev/sda (raid-5 array) with vg-disk (group?) with id vg_server1 which is created during installation. Later on there is ...
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The disk drive is not ready or not present

I want to permanently mount a secondary internal hard disk. The problem is that sometimes it's sdg. Other times after reboot it's sdb. How does fstab know which? My current fstab entry points to ...
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How to show hard disk file system format [duplicate]

I want to see what file system format my hard drive uses on Ubuntu server 14.04 (Like ext2, ext3, etc..)
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Help needed in evaluating disk condition

I have a disk on and ubuntu server that I am not sure if it is failing or not. I installed smartctl via the command line, and piped the output to a file. the computer it is in, is a server in a ...