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LVM partitioning - how to assign disk space equally

I want to divide the remaining space on an LVM physical volume exactly equally between five new logical volumes (they're going to end up as personal network drives for five users). Is there a ...
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My computer like Disk Usage Statistics bar in Ubuntu

Is it possible to view disk usage statistics, like free space left, as in "My Computer" in Windows, but for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ?
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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What is the best way to scan a hard drive/check health in Ubuntu?

I did a search beforehand and I don't think a similar question has been asked before. I have two hard disk drives - a 1TB Seagate and a 1TB Western Digital. My Seagate drive crashed a while back and ...
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Disk is full but SDA3 has space

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a dedicated server for a website. After every couple of hours, it starts giving errors that the disk is full. I used some basic commands to see the space, and only root is ...
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Installation discs [closed]

May I create my own installation DVD from your site? If so, are there detailed, step-by-step tutorials that include ALL necessary steps, including "...which torrent; DVD writer, etc." for a Windows 7 ...
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Not enough free disk space when trying to update 14.04 [duplicate]

/boot only has 243 MB of space with 180MB used (according to GParted) I'm trying to install updates, but i need another 24.9MB freed. I want to resize /boot to give it an extra GB (or so) so i can ...
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How to verify the microSD size advertised by the manufacturer?

I bought an 8GB microSDHC card. Which terminal command should show me the size as at least = 8,000,000,000 bytes ? The size should include the partition table and every byte of the card. fdisk -l is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow boots with way too much disk access [on hold]

I have an Intel dual-core 3GHz, 8 MB RAM DDR3, 1-1 drive, 1-120 running Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booting to WinXP as needed. My problem is at Ubuntu boot-up,the boot stalls while waiting for hard drive to ...
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How To Replace Deleted File Bytes With Random Bytes

Let's assume that I "erased" some file named important.txt. This file is still exists on the hard drive (invisible attribute changed to true), so what I am trying to do is find the important.txt that ...
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Ubuntu frequently hogging up disk space?

A little note before we begin, the machine was constantly active for 5 to 7 days straight, the only reason it was shut off at some point was to turn it back on immediately due to locking or unusable ...
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How to disable LVM for sda?

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I check use LVM option. I want to disable LVM for sda, but I don't want to wipe this disk. Is it possible?
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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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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 ...