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Expanding disk inside Hyper-V using LVM

In my lab environment I have an Ubuntu server 12.04 which I am trying to add space to. LVM was set up at boot up and after adding 100GB through the edit disk wizard I am unable to add that space to ...
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To expand partition volume of root

I just installed on the whole disk of 1TB, the Ubuntu 14.04. However, the disk volume is being said that it is almost gone for root when installing all LaTeX and development packages to my system. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Full internal harddrive converted to ext4 file system, how to install Windows back again? [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 installed on my laptop, with hard drive partitioned. I installed Ubuntu formatting the drive as it didn't detect I had Windows 7 too already. It installed correctly, but now when I'm ...
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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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Is Disk Utility reliable?

I'm using ubuntu 11.04. Disk utility is reporting I have a bad sector on my hard drive. Is this reliable? I'm skeptical that it's reporting accurately because When I googled "ubuntu disk utility ...
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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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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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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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“df -h” command puts line breaks in output. How do I fix?

My "df -h" command on my Linux box has some devices with longer names and so the "df -h" output has line breaks (or tabs??) in it, which makes it difficult to parse the output in a script. Does ...
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How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
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How to format a USB flash drive?

In Windows there is a straightforward "Format" option in a flash drive's right-click pop-up menu. Where's that in Ubuntu? I understand there's always standard partition management command line stuff ...
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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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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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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 create one logical volume over two disks using LVM?

Hi. I've got a working Ubuntu 12.04 server, which is going to serve as media server. I've added two disks of size 3TB to put my data on, and I wish to combine these as one 6TB logical volume which I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to match ata4.00 to the apropriate /dev/sdX or actual physical disk?

Getting stuff like this in the logs: Oct 2 22:11:21 jupiter kernel: [439646.093111] ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Oct 2 22:11:21 jupiter kernel: [439646.093144] ...
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Windows Dynamic Disk not reading in Ubuntu

While using windows i changed my hard disk partitions from "Logical Disk" to "Dynamic Disk"..... then i installed Ubuntu in c drive. when i opened ubuntu the contents of C:Drive are shown but i am ...
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Is it possible to extend a ubuntu 12.04 disk in vmware?

I am trying to extend the disk on a Ubuntu server running as a vmware esxi guest. I have extended the disk in the settings of the guest in esx. How do I go about extending the disk to allow more free ...
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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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System checks for disk drive error every time it boots

When my disk space for the ubuntu installation partition was getting low, from a live cd, I used gparted to increase its volume capacity, by deleting another partition and merging it to the ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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 ...