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While installing ubuntu 14.04. I lost my F drive(245GB) [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. So I partition 20GB using 'Partition wizard software'. But the installation fails.So I wanted that 20GB to recover. But somehow my whole F ...
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Unable to mount partition on boot

I have installed linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and Windows 10 alongside. After dividing one partition into two from Windows side, now linux unable to mount the partitions on booting. It shows following error ...
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ubuntu system partition is running out of space and the swap partition is 16GB

This is the output of lsblk on my server: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 64G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Installed Ubuntu due to Windows 7 failure, need to save windows data drive

I am a first time Ubuntu user. I have installed Ubuntu due to my Windows 7 did not want to boot up (tried safe mode, command line, boot disk, boot from usb....etc. ) On my Windows 7 setup, I have ...
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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?
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“general input error ” when trying to view any files on pendrive. How do I make it go back to normal?

I was struggling with an issue with my pendrive ( lock symbol on files and folders disabling me to delete or rename or format it). I stumbled upon this link through Google: How to format a USB flash ...
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Input/output error when accessing a directory

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on a 256Gb SSD (Sandisk). The drive is partitioned to 120 GB (with OS) and the rest as a secondary Data partition. The Data partition has started having I/O problems this ...
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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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Primary partition takes a lot of space

I am facing a serious problem, unknown files are getting loaded into my primary partition drive and within minutes of logging in , the space extends from 15 GB with 71 GB free space to 40 GB with 46 ...
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Need Help Freeing Disk Space

I need help freeing up diskspace, From Disk Usage Analyzer it says that my Log Files have taken up more than half of the Disk Space. Is there a way to get clear up the Log Files? I've tried to delete ...
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Is it safe to move boot partition and increase the / (root) space?

I have dual boot machine (Windows 10 + Ubuntu 14.04) and disk status as above. I want to insert a very large data in MySQL db which >100G. For this, I think I have to increase my / partition using ...
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How to add unused space

my machine has a lot of unused space. Here is the output from the command sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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partitions showing different sizes on gparted and MS Disk Management

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on an HPG60 Laptop. I'm having a difficulty to install this coz I cant see the unallocated space I prepared in Windows. As you can see on the attached ...
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How to create a disk partition that would be visible and usable in windows

I have a dual boot machine and 30 gb of unallocated space. I tried to create a disk partition in windows disk management, but that screwed the grub and I wasn't able to get the boot screen. I was ...
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Is there some sort of( asymptotic?) threshold limiting tthe number of partitions Ubuntu can handle on my GUID Smartdrives?

I have about 3 OS's, including 2 flavors of 'untu, on each of two laptops. So far Ubuntu has been great at handle my predilection for extra partitions. This has been the case with 14.04, 14.10 and ...
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How can I split a partition in a RAID1 array on ubuntu?

I just purchased a brand new server on OVH with disk specification: 2 x480GB of SSD SOFT. When I do df -h, the output is: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 20G 13G ...
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What is eating up my disk space?

I have very recently installed Ubuntu 15.10. I have been watching the available amount of memory over two days, and i noticed that the free memory goes on decreasing at a slow rate. Initially the used ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu on Separate Hard Drives

How would I go about dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, the windows drive is on an ssd as my c drive and my s drive is a hdd that I want to use for Linux. I have no idea what I need to download it or ...
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Should I remove linux-generic-lts-raring?

I'm trying to free up disk space, I already did Bleachbit. Now I am using Synaptic Package manager and removing old versions of things like linux-generic and linux-headers. So I found an old ...
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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 few 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 set disk IO scheduler automatically

Grub line doesn't work: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="elevator=bfq" "udev rules" doesn't work while a boot time. But works when I mount a disk in a loaded system. # set deadline (noop) scheduler ...
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Why does my upgrade says it needs more space than what a clean installation needs?

I have Ubuntu 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 scientific ...
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Resizing /-partition & /run/shm-partition

My server disk space allocation is as below -- 12GB for / -- 15GB for /dev -- 15GB for /run/shm Is there any way that I can allocate 2GB for /run/shm and add 13GB to / making it from 12GB to 25GB? ...
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how to change disk size? unallocated disk

disk details Hello, I wanted to install a D.O.T.A game using steam but I can only install it in /Dev/sda5. I want to either increase the size of the disk or make downloads and use the other disk. i ...
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Can't resize Windows 7 partition for dual boot

Finally the big step has come. I am going to use Linux as my primary OS. I am preparing for a dual boot system on my pre-installed Windows 7 laptop (Acer Aspire 7750G). Windows 7 will only be used for ...
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How do I convert a RAID 4 array to RAID 0?

I had a three-disk RAID 0 array and ran the following to add a fourth disk: mdadm --manage /dev/md127 --add /dev/xvdi Each disk is a 1TB EC2 volume. The array took about 40 hours to reshape. About ...
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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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Directory Management / Permissions (Newbie Questions)

How do I delete a directory when the file manager says I do not have permission to? I created the directory on my local machine, I am the admin (and sole user) of this machine Yet if I right click to ...
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Adding by-path to /dev/disk

I have a script relying on /dev/disk/by-path, but that subdirectory does not exist. When I ls /dev/disk, I get: by-id by-label by-uuid How do I get by-path? (Output of grep -ri ...
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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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Cannot resize disk using GParted [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu on my ASUS x550l. I have done everything with the OS setup, now I want to resize my disk but I can't do it by using GParted. How can I resize my disk?
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Why used + available space is less than total space

I tried to see my disk usage by System monitor. It shows used = 62.7, Available =863.7 ,Total =976.0 My question is why used and available space is not summing up to total space?
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Dual Boot Parition Amount Reduction

I have a 111GB unallocated partition from setup of a win10/Ubuntu dual boot. How do I reallocate that unused 111gb back to the C drive? I tried using the Windows Disk Format thing to no avail.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...