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Why I can't partition my drive in Ubuntu using gparted?

My problem is that when attempting to resize the dev / sda2, both the minimum and the maximum size, are of the same value (which is the disk size: 708 862 MB). What should I do?
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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SSD space used even if formatted

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu and formatted all my disks but the installer got stuck when creating the primary partition on my ssd. I decided to create the partition manualy with gparted but whilst the ...
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Please enter passphrase for disk .How to fix it?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I don't know what has happened: when I start and enter the passphrase, this message appears: Please enter passphrase for disk ubuntu--vg-swap_1 (cryptswap1) on none! Please ...
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How file system block size works?

All Linux file systems have 4kb block size. Let's say I have 10mb of hard disk storage. That means I have 2560 blocks available and let's say I copied 2560 files each having 1kb of size. Each 1 kb ...
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Ubuntu from pendrive. How much space available

I am currently trying ubuntu gnome which is mounted on a 2 GB pendrive. So, the computers internal hard disk (320 GB) is not used. So, I want to know how much space I have available. On running the ...
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What is the best HDD format for Ubuntu? [closed]

What is the best HDD format for Ubuntu?
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Resizing ext4 partition with ext4 partition on runtime

I have burnt an image on a 32gb SD card and about 28gb was unallocated. I have used the disk utility on the unallocated space and made him ext4 28gb. now, I wish to extended the primary ext4 ...
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File System Root - Low Disk Space - PARTIAL folder

I use Ubuntu at work and recently I have been receiving a message during boot up that states the file system is low on disk space and at one point the desktop would not fully load. After using Disk ...
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How to Install an Application that is on one Computer on Another

I have two laptops running Ubuntu. One of these laptops has StarCraft Brood War installed on it, and the other does not. I seem to have misplaced my StarCraft disk, so I cannot install it normally on ...
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Disk is full and I cannot login to change it

My disk was quiet full for a while now, but I had no time to delete files. Today I installed an update which first was not possible, but the command line allowed it. After rebooting my computer I ...
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MAAS detected disks de1GB and Landscape detects nodes but with checklists(X)

My problem is that MAAS, with hard drives does not recognize your storage capacity, and continue with the installation checklist landscape in brand teams recognize but with a red X. equipment ...
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Unplugged old bad disk, ran update-grub, but old menu options (on unplugged disk) still appear

so this must be a common problem. I had an old Windows machine with a disk that started to go bad (just some bad spots, corrupted files). So, I installed a new disk beside the old one and put Mint ...
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Where is my Disk Space?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and i am having trouble with lost disk space i have 130 GB on my main disk where Ubuntu is but i haven't really downloaded any huge applications, the only big applications that ...
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BFQ I/O Scheduler

As you probably know, the BFQ scheduler drastically improves disk performances in a typical desktop usage scenario. Now, I wanna try it on my 14.04.2, but all the guides I was able to find googling ...
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Remove encryption of Ubuntu partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few months back. While installing, I had enabled the option of disk encryption, because of which I have been able to login to my system only after entering a passphrase in ...
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How to List Unmounted partition of a harddisk and Mount them?

How to list the disk partition when they are unmounted? And how to mount them through terminal?
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/proc/diskstats and iostat are right? strange values on my test

My question is quite simple.. I am doing some tests to confirm the perfect work of both (diskstats and iostat) disk meters and something is wrong here. I write this command on cmd and I get the ...
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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How to check all S.M.A.R.T. logs location

As in S.M.A.R.T log: device log contains only the most recent five errors Is there a possibility to see all logged errors of a S.M.A.R.T Enabled disk? smartctl -xall or smartctl -all The ...
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How do I add external usb disk to launcher (15.04)

My external usb disk used to show up in the launcher when I plugged it in. I stupidly unlocked it. How do I get it back in the launcher? This is Unbuntu 15.04.
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Startup Disk Creator not registering disk size [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a startup disk for ubuntu 15.04. I already have installed 15.04, but I need another copy. It states that the disk has 2kb of storage size and it has none of that left, but I can ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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Can't add space to my Ubuntu partition

I have free space on the disk but I can't add that space to the ubuntu partition, gparted doesn't let me resize the ubuntu partition at all. I'm running the livecd 14.04 LTS, my ubuntu version is ...
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu 14.04 installed under Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 as primary OS. In past year I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from live USB. I don't use Wubi. Now I have to increase the partition /dev/sda6 size of Ubuntu. user:~$ df -h Filesystem ...
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How to disable “Remember forever” option in mounting encrypted disks

Whenever you mount an LUKS encrypted disk, Ubuntu gives you 3 options: Forget immediately Remember for this session Remember forever I wanted to know how to reset this choice after choosing the ...
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Not enough free disk space [duplicate]

On the original install, I recall assigning the entire disk for installation and booting files. I wish to extend the upgrade and booting space to become unrestricted. I get this message: Not enough ...
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How can I get read/write instant speed of a Hard Drive using /proc/diskstats data?

I know that the proc/diskstats file presents these data columns: 1 - major number 2 - minor mumber 3 - device name 4 - reads completed successfully 5 - reads merged 6 - sectors read 7 - time spent ...
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What disk does System Load Indicator track?

I have two disks, but System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload) tracks only the read/write operations for one of them. Which of the two does it track? Is there a way to show the operations for both? ...
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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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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 ...