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How to run Fifa 10 on Ubuntu

I have an original Fifa 10 Disk. How should I install it on Ubuntu? I don't want to use Wine. Is there an alternative?
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How to resize disk partitions?

This is a link to my disk partition image. I want to increase the size of my ext4 disk by around 20-30 GB. I want to use the free space in my /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda5 to increase my ext4 ...
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Persistent Linux USB won't boot… getting weird error screens, maybe related to UEFI

To start with here are my specs: 970 FTW edition i5 2550k 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 mhz MSI Z77A-G41 250 GB SSD for OS and apps 150 GB SSD for apps 3 TB 5400 rpm for storage 500 GB 7200 rpm ...
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What does end-to-end disk error mean?

I have opened Disks program today and noticed that there is FAILING in the Assessment column for the SMART status. What does this error mean? Is it serious problem? I have Lenovo G50-45 laptop, ...
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Unable to detect my wireless network card and also unable to access other disk drives

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a partition for dual booting it alongside windows 10.But my system cant detect the wireless network card on ubuntu even though it works perfectly on windows(my ...
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Booting very slow after I added another disk

After I added another SSD disk my Ubuntu boots very slow. Here are logs with the timeout error: Jun 12 15:45:38 localhost systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-c326712c\x2d3c56\x2d4060\x2d8c3c\...
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Using remaining space on a startup disk

While using applications like dd, Startup disk creater, etcher I can see that a lot of space on the startup disk is unusable. This is normally equal to the diskspace minus the ISO size. How can this ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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How to format hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I want to format my disk for another operating system (Windows 10). My desire to do this stems from a recent problem I have been having with installing the new OS. I ...
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Unable to recognize hard disks in 16.04

I opened my desktop box and I saw 2 physical hard disks. In Disks I can see /sda and /sdb, and but cannot access them or format them. If I try to format them, I got this error: Error ...
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Checking a NTFS drive with Linux [duplicate]

Does somebody know if there is something like/similar to the typical Windows chkdsk or scandisk utilities (to check NTFS drives, of course) into Linux (Ubuntu)? Which? Where? How?
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Open LUKS encrypted disk with only password

My PC has 2 disks: SSD: Ubuntu with LUKS encryption HDD: My files with LUKS encryption (same password) I installed new Ubuntu on SSD and now I want to open my HDD in it but when I enter password ...
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Samba local copy speed & 'insufficient disk space'

I have Ubuntu Server 16.04 installed with Samba on another computer in my network. The Ubuntu OS is on a small SSD and I have 2 additional harddrives mounted to /media/drive1 and /media/drive2. Now I ...
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How to check serial number of NVMe disk?

How to check serial number of NVMe disk? To check serial number for sda and sdb I used: sudo lsblk --raw -o name,type,serial However it does not work for NVMe disks (nvme0n0, nvme0n1 etc). No ...
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Where is reserved extra space in Startup Disk Creator 16.04?

I've recently installed updated my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and one of the resources I most use is the Startup Disk Creator. And one of the problems that I'm having is, I can't install an .ISO at my USB ...
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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

I am partitioning my disk to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. I have searched through other questions on askubuntu concerning what to do if Disk Management does not allow you to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 full disk encryption

I would like to use full disk encryption on the existing installed ubuntu 14.04 machine, please guide me on how I can achieve that. Regards, Kranthi
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Drive fails to auto-mount at startup

I have a new laptop that's got both an SSD and an HDD. It's dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that I can't seem to get Ubuntu to mount the ext4 partition of the large storage (HDD) drive....
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Sandisk Cruzer Blade not detected and can't be formatted

My sandisk cruzer blade is not write protected and it is not mounted in ubuntu. I can't even format it using Disks utility in ubuntu. dmesg | tail info: rishi@rishi:~$ dmesg | tail [192006.789212] sd ...
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How can i disable a drive from ubuntu user? [duplicate]

My hard disk configuration is shown in image windows 7 is installed in Partition 2 (74 GB) is the drive. How can i disable the mount option in Ubuntu?
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merge unallocated partition

I am unable to merge my unallocated partition to my /dev/sda1. I tried gparted etc. but no success so far. I need you help to extend my /dev/sda1 disk size using my unallocated space. Please suggest....
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Is it possible to overwrite the entire hard disk with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So has the title say I want to know if it's possible to overwrite the entire internal hard disk with Ubuntu? I've messed up with windows partition (uff) and that won't boot so I'm asking this to ...
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md, mix disks and partitions in an array

My question is really how to mix in a 4 TB disk in my array consisting of 3 TB disks, which was partially answered here: Can I create a hybrid software-RAID array with disks of different sizes? ...
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Problem after cloning disk

I cloned my hdd with 14.04 on it to an ssd (to use the ssd as new sytem disk). During cloning, the ssd was mounted as /dev/sdb1 at the point /media/backup . Once cloned, I replaced the hdd by the ssd. ...
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How to specify a temporary folder with more disk space via terminal? [duplicate]

I need more disk space at /tmp and /usr folders. How will achieve this? An error appeared: root@kali:/home/Downloads# ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Cannot create temporary ...
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How to recover Formatted system files data windows 7?

I was installing new version of windows as win 7 nd i mistakenly formatted drives of my system. Previousy four drives were there but now only one is displaying for installing. As i am unable to boot ...
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Increase Root Partition Size

I want to increase size of my root partition dev/sda1 but I'm not able to do so either with GParted or with Terminal. On Terminal It gives the following error: The filesystem is already 4718592 ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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Thunar doesn't show attached USB drive: dbus error

The computer has a broken screen and I access it using ssh. When I run thunar-volman I get this error: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-T7GGeLsNBf: Connection refused.
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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - After update root disk /dev/sda is labelled /dev/root

After updating with apt-get upgrade the root partition /dev/sda is now labelled /dev/root. This is a KVM vm which is why it's showing as /dev/sda rather than /dev/sda1 I did not update the kernel. ...
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How to prevent ubuntu from automatically mounting plugged in storage

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sometimes I have to rescue data from failing storage. So my computer has a LSI sas- and a intel sata-controller - both are able to hotplug diskdrives. When I plug in ...
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Ubuntu running extremely slow on P4 1GB RAM. New Install. Used to run well previously

i am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a Pentium 4 with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. It used to run butter smooth on 2 GB RAM. Unfortunately I had to remove 1 RAM card to use in another old PC. And now, in ...
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DMRaid Not Detecting its disks

We had a software raid using dmraid in an ubuntu 14.04 box. For some reason, we changed the sata ports per disk. The disks were removed and added again to the case but on different sata ports probably....
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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Why doesn't the latest Ubuntu 16.04 build support AHCI out of the box?

So, in reference to this earlier question, which I can't comment on: 16.04 kernel support for AHCI? I am trying to PXE boot Ubuntu 16.04 on new Dell hardware (R220, R230, R330) and I find that ...
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How to get hibernate option and access disk in ubuntu using a single command

I am experiencing issues with hibernate and accessing my disk space simultaneously,so is there any method to perform simultaneous functionalities. If yes then what is the command to do the same.
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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How to Rename the Partition Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I would like to rename the partition , I have the partition name as Daten and as you can see from the pictures below, the name still shows the partition ID at top end of left hand corner
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kworker using all my IOs, Postgres slow

I have 2 SSDs set up in RAID 0 configuration with a single volume on them that I've been using without problems for 3 months straight to run a PostgreSQL database. Suddenly, today, the DB got really ...
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'Boot disk 100% full' [SOLVED]

"/boot is 100% full" I run Kubuntu 14.04 64bit and ran into the same problem : disk usage 100% all of a sudden. But despite thorough searching none of the offered solutions solved my issue. Until ...
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Load disk driver during Ubuntu installation

I am using SAS controller LSI 3008 (non-RAID mode) that connected to all disks. During installation Ubuntu 14.04, the controller doesn't detected. In this case, I use ISO from here. Meanwhile, the ...
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How to I enable low disk storage warnings?

I haven't been getting the low disk space warnings even though nautilus tells me I've got little space left (varies between 1.4G to unable to save a small file because disk space is exhausted)? I want ...
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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How to check HDD info technical?

How can I check the technical info on my notebook with Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to check the dimension and if is IDLE or SATA
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Allowing an OS to use unclaimed free disk space on other partitions for temporary purposes?

Let's say you have something like the following situation: three partitions, one small with OS, and several bigger ones, let's assume all are ext4: / - 10 GB size, 9 GB used, 1 GB free /...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 to boot from hardware RAID-1 /dev/sdg

I have a Dell R530 server with 8x2TB disks and PERC H730 RAID card. I used two disks to build RAID-1 and to install Ubuntu 14.04. The RAID-1 is recongnized as /dev/sdg during installation. Other disks ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Partition Image made with Gnome-Disk-utility

I used the gnome Disks utility to backup an OS partition so that I could install it on another disk. When I use the Disks utility to restore the partition image, it does a disk restore and creates a /...
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Cannot rename Windows partition on dual-boot machine

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine after trying it out on my laptop and deciding I liked it enough to keep it around (haven't used Windows for a solid week and a half now). For ...