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2answers
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How do I find out if an external drive is in active use (being read/written to)?

I have some external drives connected to a power outlet. The outlet is USB switchable, i.e. I can run a program on my PC that physically disconnects the external drives from the power grid. I only use ...
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1answer
165 views

Empty disk partition after opening Windows 8

I have both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on my machine. I always use Ubuntu and nearly never logged in to Windows 8. However I needed to use Windows today and encountered a serious problem. When I ...
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1answer
645 views

System very Slow, Trying to find the bottleneck

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed in Sony VIAO E Series VPCEH16EN, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Intel Core i3-2310M Processor 2.10GHz. It is a dual boot with Windows7 alongside with it. I see the system is very ...
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1answer
306 views

Can I install Windows when a full encrypted Ubuntu disk is installed?

I am running a full-disk encrypted Ubuntu 12.10. Can I install Windows alongside, adding it at the boot menu on this machine? If so, how?
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1answer
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Ubuntu goes into read-only mode randomly

For the last few days, my Ubuntu 12.10 has been going to read-only mode randomly, making me unable to save any edited files, and forcing me to restart my computer, which is a pain because this is the ...
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0answers
107 views

The disk tray won't open when I press the button

I'm trying to open the disk tray in Lubuntu 12.10 and nothing is happening. This can't be a mechanical failure because it works fine in Windows XP, and I'm posting it here because there are no ...
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1answer
689 views

Messed up swap on clean install of Xubuntu 12.10

I did a clean install 32 bit Xubuntu using manual partitioning on 1TB drive. The swap partition is missing and the large lvm size cannot be changed using gparted. I want to reduce the size in order ...
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2answers
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just installed 12.10 but cant find disk utility

I just installed 12.10, but can't find the Disk Utility. Disk Utility show as installed. I even uninstalled and reinstalled it, but still can't find. The best I can find is Disks, almost but no ...
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1answer
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12.10 login error “Unable to mount Floppy Disk”

After a fresh install of 12.10 on a system with 6 users. Every user that logs in gets the message Error mounting system-managed device /dev/fd0: Command-line `mount "/media/floppy0"' ...
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1answer
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Mounted disk suddenly became readonly

While running Ubuntu, sometimes my disks suddenly become read-only, and any write attempt on it result in error: Read-only file system, but mount -l shows that disk as rw. After restarting, some ...