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Help creating crontab to help with Disk Space Management IE: Delete files over 1 week old [duplicate]

I need a script I can call in crontab that equates out to --- find all files < 1 week old | rm files. I use macrium reflect free edition to back up my windows machines to a samba share ...
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How can I gain ownership of a partition which mounts on boot up please? Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm a relative newbie. Ive done a bit of systems editing but only by copying scripts and seeing if they work - ie trial and error I've created a ext4 partition. Gparted confirms (mount point: /media ...
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System does not boot after setting Display Name for main root partition

I tried to make all of my NTFS drives auto-mount. I only checked "Mount at startup" for all NTFS drived. Meanwhile, I set "Display Name" for all NTFS drive and my only Ext4 partition (where / is ...
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About TRIM command execution

I have some question about TRIM command for SSDs. First of all, mounting partitions with discard option vs. trim in crontab. I'm aware discard option forces immediate trim after every single file ...
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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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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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Recover Win7 boot entry from Ubuntu after deleting reserved partition?

Is it possible to recover Windows 7 grub entry from within Ubuntu (not with Windows recovery disk) after deleting its reserved partition? (I had reached the maximum of 4 primary partitions and had ...
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GUI program to create partition backup image no larger than its files?

I like 'Disks' (gnome-disk-utility) and its ability to create backups of system partitions. But at some point I read on the internet about a program that would create such images that are not as ...
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What is the difference between these commands for removing all partitions and which is preferable?

The idea is to wipe all partitions with a terminal command. I found these: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=8 && sync and dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 conv=notrunc ...
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hdparm will not set spindown for disks 14.04 server

I have 4 HDD, one WD and 3 Identical generic brands. I have edited /etc/rc.local to change hdparm -B to 127 for the 3 generic drives (WD is unsupported and probably handles itslef) and -S to 180 for ...
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Problem with installation trying to find strange disk

When I use synaptic to install anything (in this case k4dirstat) I always get cascading errors. They start at: run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-runlilo 3.11.0-19-generic ...
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Getting rid of low disk space message in Ubuntu

the df commands shows the following Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda10 6732784 6188352 179376 98% / none 4 0 4 0% ...
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How to run .exe from mounted disk? [duplicate]

I mount a ntf disk to my system as the following, Disk /dev/sdb: 4000.8 GB, 4000752599040 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60799 cylinders, total 976746240 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = ...
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will Ubuntu 14.04 automatically overflow onto second hard disk?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 420 that has 2 hard disks of 750GB each. There is still plenty of room on the first disk. I am using it to store old photos and music so it will soon fill up. ...
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No disk space after installing Ubuntu Server

I have just picked up a HP Proliant DL380 G5 Server, with 2 Dual Core Xeon Processors, 16Gb Ram and 4 x 146Gb SAS drives for £33 on ebay. Bargain. The idea was to get hands on with Ubuntu Server. I've ...
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create single EXT4 partition?

I am currently using ubuntu and windows 7. I don't want to use windows anymore , hence i deleted windows partition. after deleting my windows partition it created 2 unallocated partition (Please see ...
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Ubuntu startup problem

I am using Ubuntu, I start up my computer and see the following message. Keys: Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting, or M for manual recovery.
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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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Ubuntu installation (space issue) [closed]

I am installing Ubuntu with my pre installed Windows 8.1. I am confused about disk space.I want to install ubuntu in 50GB partition.How much memory should i assign to Swap, Home, and ubuntu ...
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How to shrink Wubi virtual disk size?

I am a newbie to ubuntu. I resized my Wubi virtual disk size using Live Resize mentioned in this link. The disk size is now 73GB. I want to reduce it to 40GB. What should I do?
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What is the Ubuntu equivalent to Windows' Disk Managment?

Does Ubuntu come with an equivalent to the Disk Management tool in Windows? How do I access it?
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How to wipe off my whole HDD using Ubuntu Live USB [closed]

so I've been getting some HDD errors , saying it may fail soon , best thing to make things better is to wipe everything off , so please lemme know how to :D
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Ubuntu claims its out of space? [duplicate]

When my wife starts her computer, she is told (after logging-in): The volume "boot" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or by moving ...
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Problems after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on previous Windows 7

I had Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio E series laptop. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Now when I start my system, the internal hard disk (seagate 500 GB) is making an intense sound of clicking, ...
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How to give Ubuntu 14.04 more disk space [duplicate]

My original OS was / is W7 and whenever I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it gave me 17GB of space but now I want to expand it for certain applications. I kinda am new to the whole disk and partitioning ...
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Partition the hard drive after Ubuntu 14.04 installation [closed]

I want to know if I can create a partition on my hard disk after installing Ubuntu on it. I want to create partition as we do it in Windows like D: or E: drives etc. Now I have done the installation ...
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How do I know how much disk space is free/used on my boot partition? [duplicate]

I'm going to drop files to my boot partition. Which console command should I use to figure out how much space is free/total there?
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Freeing Up Partition Space [duplicate]

I have a 10GB Ubuntu partition and I am starting to run out of hard disk space. What are some large things I can remove to free up space and where are they located?
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Migrate system to larger drive

I had a small hard drive (13 GB) which was too small. I added another (160 GB) but the apps don't seem to use it. File Manager appears to but no other apps, specifically, the Update Manager won't use ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Increase storage for Ubuntu (under Virtualbox)

I installed Ubuntu in my VM with fixed storage of 16GB. I added a new disk from Virtual box , also on SATA, but I don't see it in Ubuntu. Is there anything else I need to do?
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how can I increase my RAM size with a swap partition? [duplicate]

Presently my RAM is 2GB. I heard that in linux we can get extra memory to RAM from the harddisk by using swap partition. What is the procedure for that? here in the pics i'm giving my system info. ...
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On which disk device Ubuntu has been installed?

I've chosen 'Something else' for the installation type so as to designate the disk partition (device) that I want to install Ubuntu. After installation is completed, I'm not sure that I've selected ...
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How to merge free space with filesystem partition?

That's the snapshot of my disk. I want to merge free space to primary partition without data loss.
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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Pendrive is not working after installing ubuntu 13.04 64 BIT on it. Help?

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my hp v115w 8 gb pendrive. I mean the full installation, not the liveDisk one. Now the pendrive is completely dead. It booted from the pendrive couple of times ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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How to extend my hard disk into a second hard disk?

I have two hard disks on my computer, both of which are running Ubuntu (different versions). One of them is about to run out of disk space, and I want to get partition some of the second hard disk to ...
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typical installation size [closed]

I have ubuntu 10.04 installed on my laptop with the following disk organization: 20 GB for / 5 GB for /home The large root I have was intended in principle for installing large pieces of ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
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ubuntu wont run because windows cant load after i reboot my computer [duplicate]

i recently downloaded ubuntu and after installing it and rebooting it the computer tells me windows failed to laod components have been erased or missing and insert your installation disk and press ...
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Root partition size remains same after partition resize with gparted

I had resized my root partition from 30gb to 70gb using gparted. But Ubuntu still shows that I have the same old disk size while gparted shows that I acually have 70gb and that the other 40gb is ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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logical swap shown as 2 separate partitions. Extended and Swap

i would like to ask why Ubuntu disk utility shows my 12gb logical swap partition, as if there were 2 different partitions? I just set 12gb for swap and made it logical. Was this a wrong decision? Why ...
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How can I increase disk size on a Vagrant VM?

I have a VM managed by Vagrant using VirtualBox on a Ubuntu host server. My Vagrant box uses the Puppetlabs Debian 6.0.7 basebox, which uses LVM for its root partition. By default the disk is 8GB ...
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Need to give swap space as didn't give it while installation

I did not provide swap space while installing Ubuntu. How shall i give the swap space now? I've a multibooted system with win xp and ubuntu. please help
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How to find the device name of an HDD that won't mount?

I have a failing HDD that I want to recover data from, using ddrescue. However, I don't know how to find the device name. When I booted Ubuntu with the disk plugged in, Ubuntu seemed to get stuck ...
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Setting up Ram disk & NFS

I’m new to Linux so please forgive my lack of knowledge. What I’m trying to do is the following: Create a 32GB ram disk and mount it as an NFS export and give everyone full access to it. This is what ...
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dual booting ubuntu without affecting recovery disk

I bought a new laptop with genuine windows 8 with a recovery partition built in. I need to install ubuntu without affecting to the current configurations. This is how my partition table looks in ...
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shrink the size of tmpfs folders

After checking my disk space in Xubuntu, I noticed I have files holding unnecessary disk space and not coming close to using it. Is there a way to limit the space it is holding? I have marked the ...