It provides a GUI to manage and configure disk drives and media. It can be used to format and partition drives, mount and unmount partitions, query S.M.A.R.T. attributes.

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In the Disks (Disk Utility) application in 14.04, what does the auto-clear setting do?

I'm playing with some disk images via loopback devices (e.g. /dev/loop0). When viewed in the Disks (Disk Utility) application there's a setting labeled "Auto-clear" which is currently set to OFF. ...
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Is there any utility like smartctl which gives identify data for an ATAPI device?

I want to know the identify data for the ATAPI device(CD/DVD ROM) I am using. I can get the same information using the smartctl --identify /dev/device for the ATA Hard Disk but the same is not ...
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USB hard drive automatically turning back on after I turn it off

I have a SeaGate 1.5TB external travel USB HDD that I have movies and things stored on. When I'm done with it, I press "Safely Remove Drive" in Nautilus, and it turns off, then after a second or two, ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on Mac using newest version of Yosemite

The good folks at Apple are not so helpful. So, hopefully the Ubuntu community knows what to do. Using my Macbook Pro, it appear the newest version of OS X Yosemite (10.10.3) does not allow mac ...
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Identify failed drive from RAID 5 NAS

I have a NAS with 4 drives setup in RAID 5. It recently started making a lot of noise (not good) but I couldn't figure out how to get the NAS system (iomega storcentre) to tell me which drive was ...
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Is there a safe way to unplug Bluetooth adapter in Ubuntu?

I have wondered about that a lot, is it safe to just unplug the Bluetooth Adapter just like because in Windows we use to have The Safety Remove option and for USB drives or SD card I can unmounted ...
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Turn on Device inTrusty Tahr

I inserted an SD Card into my SD drive on my laptop running 14.04.2, and then went to the Disk Utility. Once at that drive in the Disk Utility, I started experimenting. At one point, I clicked 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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Why is Disks not in Ubuntu Mate?

Ive been using Ubuntu right along (years) I was surprised when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the disks utility wasn't installed by default. Why was it left out?? As in, how do we get it added back in ...
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What are the fields in the “Format Partition” window in the Disks utility for, and what do I choose?

I use 14.04 and I have 2 physical partitions, one of 243Gb and another of rest of 500Gb. I want to format the partition of 243Gb using Disks (Open dash and type disks). This partition contains ...
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How to check what are using the mounted disk when I want to reject it

The disk is mounted by sudo mount /dev/sdd5 /media/SDD/Docs and sudo mount /dev/sdd6 /media/SDD/Images and so on, thus there are some directories corresponding to the volumes of the mounted disk. ...
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disk image feature in disks utility. Has anyone used it?

I have my ubuntu 14.04 system in one partition (I do not have an extra partition for home) while I have date in another partition. I regularly backup data using a backup tool (areca) but I was ...
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'Low Disk Space' (and Disk Usage Analyzer) vs Disks utility [duplicate]

I have posted a very similar question here before. A similar thing happened this morning. I received a Low Disk Space warning The volume "InternalHDD" has only 873.8 MB disk space remaining I ...
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How To Replace Deleted File Bytes With Random Bytes

Let's assume that I "erased" some file named important.txt. This file is still exists on the hard drive (invisible attribute changed to true), so what I am trying to do is find the important.txt that ...
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Understanding gnome-disk mount options

I am using the gnome-disk-utilities UI to manage my auto-mounts. The problem is that I don't fully understand the mount options. Is there no way to directly set the default access privileges like with ...
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USB Drive Always has to be Checked Even After 'Proper' Unmount

I have an ADATA UV150 32GB USB flash drive. The problem I have is that even after unmounting it 'properly' (i.e. pressing the eject button), it is always mounted read only when I connect it again. To ...
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Why does USB formatted NTFS in Ubuntu work on Windows 7/8 but not XP?

I formatted my USB drive in Ubuntu's disk utility. When I plug that USB into my PC which has Windows XP on it, it shows the drive as corrupted. That same USB works on Windows 7 and 8, just not with ...
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Disk monitor software

Can't find something similar to windows resource monitor software (input output monitor). I need tool which draws disk load graphic and processes which uses disk input or output. There are a lot of ...
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Can't format an USB Drive

I receive following Error in disk-utility: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object (udisks-error-quark, 0)
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problems with creating a raid 5 array

when ever I try creating a RAID setup with the disck utility it gives me the following error: Error creating RAID array: Error spawning command-line `mdadm --create /dev/md127 --run --chunk 512 ...
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Is there any software application for Ubuntu like RAMDisk by Dataram?

Currently I using ramdisk in windows7 by using http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk. Update: RamDisk software by DataRam has the ability to save RamDisk virtual disk ...
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Format disk in 14.04

I remember using Disk Utility to format disks and USBs in 12.04. Now, after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I can't seem to find the Disk Utility application. How do I format disks in 14.04? Looking for ...
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Can udisks be removed from 14.04 and replaced with the functionality of disk utility from 12.04?

I'm currently testing 14.04 and while there are many things I like about it, the udisks bugs are upsetting. I'm currently running 12.04 on all production systems due to these problems which if I'm not ...
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How do I partition an SD card with “disk utility”?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I want to make partitions on my SD card. After mounting the SD card I'm trying to make the partitions with the "disk utility". In the disk utility, after clicking on "more ...
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Fails to auto-mount device & Error mounting system managed device(Ubuntu 14.04)

I used auto-mount option in Ubuntu 14.04 for mounting my all drives at startup. All drives mounts automatically on startup except /dev/sda3. (Let me clarify that /dev/sda3 is ext4 file-system and ...
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Disk failure imminent [duplicate]

I have been using Win7 ubuntu 12.04 dual boot laptop and one day I got Disk failure imminent message in ubuntu.I have been using Win 7 since then for about 2 months now and havent experienced anything ...
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Is Disk Utility encryption the same as dm-crypt?

I have found the following 2 minute video which shows how to encrypt a usb drive using ubuntu's disk utility app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_g-W6hrkNA My question is, is that method using ...
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Disk Failure is Imminent after Partion with gParted

I was trying to partition my drive. I used gparted live iso using usb drive. It partitioned successfully but when I logged in Ubuntu again it is showing some problem in my hard drive. Error is Disk ...
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Possible to delete root partition [closed]

I was deleting a partition on my root drive through the disk utility, and now the disk utility shows my root disk is entirely free space. My system is still running and I can access all my files ...
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using gnome-disks/terminal to format usb drive in ubuntu 12.10, FAT32

I know its a duplicate question, but I couldn't find a answer that would have satisfied me.. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, You know I was holding with the LTS but couldn't resist all those new ...
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Securely erase hard drive using the Disk Utility

I am planning on selling my laptop. So I formatted my disk using the Disk Utility and chose to overwrite the disk with zeroes. Two questions: Is this the same as overwriting the disk using dd? sudo ...
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Disk Image Mounter

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and I don't find Disk Image Mounter as an option when I right click on a ISO file. Can any help me with this? Thanks!
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Data recovery fantom external hard drive 6 TB ( two 3TB drives on raid 0)

I have a Fantom 6TB external hard drive that uses two 3TB hard drives. On the back it has two switches for setting up RAID. I have it set to RAID 0 so I can use the full 6TB. The problem with it is ...
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How to wipe/format entire disk using gparted?

With gnome-disk-utility alias palimpsest there is an option to format entire disk with partitioning scheme "none" or something similar. How do I do that in gparted? (? is it the "loop" option ?) Or ...
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How to burn an ISO-image with root access only?

I would like to know how can I burn an ISO-image file in a directory (inside another partition) that I can only read with root permission using sudo. There is no left room, I cannot copy, move or ...
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Not able to see the contents of the partition

Suddenly in Ubuntu i am not able to see the contents of one of my partition. They do exist. I am able to see them in Windows but not in Ubuntu. The partition is NTFS. Can anyone please tell how can i ...
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How can I run Disk Utility in terminal via a comand line?

First of all, I must say that I have successfully used Disk Utility in the past and thus I could rename my partitions. But yesterday, I saw that my partitions are not mounted, so I used Storage ...
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Command for reporting free/used space on *unmounted* partitions?

Are there any commands that reports free (or used) space left on unmounted partitions? The partitions will have either NTFS, FAT or Ext2|3|4 filesystems... A bonus would be a program that also ...
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Disk Utility changes bad sector counts

I have been monitoring my HDD for a while now and noticed the following related to the amount of Bad sectors shown in the Disk app: 7 Months Ago - Brand new, sparky, Beam me up Scotty! 3 Months Ago - ...
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Activate spare for RAID-5 in Disk Utility

I have a RAID-5. I'm trying to replace a failing drive in Disk Utility GUI. I added a new drive as a spare, then did "Remove Component" for the failing drive. How do I tell it to actually use the ...
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unable to format external hard disk

I have an external wd my passport connected via USB 2.0. Yesterday I have tried to format it using disk utility but somehow it could not complete successfully. Now its showing unknown volume 0.0kb. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu with a DVD on a Mac

I tried burning a dvd with Ubuntu on it and every time I put it in my computer it says it cant read it. I don't think it's downloading a version for Mac but I just got it from ubuntu.com. I think it ...
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ubuntu 12.10 disk partition after installation

i bought a laptop with 500 GB hard disk and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. During installation it gave me an option to make drives after installing (or something like that) and skipped the core step ...
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How can I launch Disk Utility after installing it?

I'm trying to run gnome-disk-utility. But I cannot seem to find it. sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility says its already installed, as does the software manager, however running ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of each USB disk format?

In DISK UTILITY when you choose format drive, there are four options. I would like to know what's best and fastest for USB flash drives, USB HDD and any differences between each format type. The ...
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Smart Data Self-Test Failed

When I run the Smart Data Self-Test disk utility the result indicates Smart Self Test Failed. Yet when I look at the individual test, they all say OK. Did the test itself fail or did the disk fail ...
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Sandisk USB thumb drive won't mount because file system is not Installed

my not working flash SANDISK 8GB im use disk untility for formating not working usb busy and unmount or mount not working? help any and terminal im use
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Disk Utility. Format CD-RW to blanck : Error creating filesystem

I got this error when I went to format a rewritable cd with Disk utility. Disk was unmounted as demanded. Error creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on ...