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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Disk failure imminent

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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Should I worry about these warnings when running `rkhunter --check`?

I have several warnings issued on the following log. Can anyone determine if they are something I should be worried about? bog@bog-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install rkhunter ...
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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 encrypted 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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Realigning Ubuntu RAID - partition misaligned by 3072 bytes

I've run into this issue with the "Advanced Format" drives - and it is dramatically affecting the speed of the array. All resolutions I found seemed to deal with RAID arrays if Ubuntu was a part of ...
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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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What does the down-right arrow button do in Raid Disks 13.10 (gnome-disk-utility)?

When I open Disks (gnome-disk-utility), then highlight a RAID, then either click its gear -> RAID Disks... or CTRL+R, I get a window with three buttons, +, -, and one with a u-turn like arrow; what ...
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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 make entire-disk filesystem with 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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disk usage statistics tools

I'm looking for a tool that gathers disk usage statistics over time and can display the data. It will be nice to be able see the data in a table and in a graph. I basically want the info df -h over ...
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Gnome Disk Utility: Cannot change passphrase

Specifications: Gnome Disk Utility v.3.0.2 running on 12.04 LTS on a generic AMD64 box used to partition a HDD interfaced via SATA and create the file-system. Options defined were the following: No ...
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Drive NOT clean. error by disk utility

When booting it tells me there is error on my drive partition. When I tried to check the partition for errors it tells me that "Drive NOT clean", and nothing else.How can I fix this error?
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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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NTFS Corrupted HDD

I just installed a new HDD in my computer. I booted up and formated it in NTFS and copied about 500 GB of Videos onto it. My computer (few hours later) froze while a was watching a video off that ...
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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 ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu after remove failed data disk (system on different disk)

Our Ubuntu server has four hard disks, but we didn't make them a RAID. Yesterday, one of the disk was reported to be failing, and this disk was /dev/sdb and was mounted as /data (was used to store ...
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Trying to copy an ext4 partition that has errors on it, to a new disk

I have a linux installation in a 50GB partition, on an old 80GB sata disk that is starting to show some errors in it's SMART status, and also, it's an old slow disk. So I want to copy it to a newer ...
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How can I create a 4TB partition on my software RAID5 device?

I have set up a RAID5 device with three 2TB hard drives using mdadm. The device was successfully created, but I cannot seem to create a partition on the device. When I try to make an ext3 or ext4 ...
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Remove encryption from USB flash drive

It all started when I was attempting to format my PNY USB drive because it was full of junk. When it asked me what type of file system, I selected FAT but there was a checkbox below that said ...
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Xubuntu: Disks utility (palimpsest) and Gparted not showing up anywhere after installation

So I've downloaded Gparted and Disks from the software center. According to software center, they've both installed successfully... but they're nowhere to be found. Even in my terminal: $ ...
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Has the the new gnome-disks (AKA Disks 3.6.1) lost the ability to manage remote disks?

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 12.10, only to find that remote disk management was not available from the new gnome-disks. Is this a bug or something?
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Ubuntu keeps randomly switching disks

It took me a while to notice, but here's what happens. I have 2 disks on my computer. On startup, Ubuntu's Disk Utility tells me one is sda and the other sdb. On restart it switches them and on ...
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Gparted funkiness - won't recognize 1TB, full-hdd /home partition, but recognizes ext4 and /home label

I have a 1TB SATA hard disk from my old desktop, and the entire thing is an ext4 /home partition (/, /boot, and swap were all on another hdd). It is now in a USB2 enclosure and I want to use it to ...
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SMART says disk failure is imminent due to bad blocks, what do I need to do?

I have on my hard drive 2 OSes: Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows Vista (I keep it just because of school). Everything was OK on both OSes, but one day on Ubuntu I was getting awkward noises from my notebooks' ...
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Problem accessing second hard disk with Squeezebox server

I have recently re-purposed my old desktop PC as a 'server' running Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I want to use the machine as my primary squeezebox server in place of my HTPC MacMini (to reduce the strain on the ...
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Why did my USB drive suddenly stop being detected?

I wanted to format my usb, so I opened disk-utility to format. But the formatting process wasn't complete and gave me some error. Now my usb isn't detected; please help. Please find the screen shot ...
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Error mounting an external HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount an external HDD? I want to mount an external HDD.I have tried many things but still no success.When i try to mount it from Disk Utility i get this error: ...
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Is it worth it to change from Ext4 to Ext3 in order to use Partimage?

I am looking for a partition imaging program, like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image, that will run on the PC (not from live-cd or USB) and can save the image onto a separate partition. I am brand ...
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Why does Disk Utility show 8 bad sectors on a 2-months old harddrive?

I have recently changed my harddrive and Disk Utility already gives me this message that I have 8 bad sectors and that it is sign of imminent disc failure. It counts 8 bad sectors and I really dont ...
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SMART Status Data Interpretation - Disk Utility

Last week my external harddisk (Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB in a custom enclosure) showed signs of failure (Disk Utility SMART Pre-failure status - several bad sectors) and I decided to change it. I ...
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How do I find out if I have a swap partition on my hard drive?

I used the 12.04 live cd to install Ubuntu over my Windows 7 partition and deleted everything so I just have Ubuntu on my laptop. But since during the installer I chose the simple "erase entire disk" ...
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How do I automatically monitor SMART with external USB drives and warn if necessary?

My External USB drive died, and Ubuntu gave no indication that it there was a problem. It would be useful if the system gave a warning for failing drives, including external USB ones. Is there a way ...
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How do I get Disk Utility to read SMART data from USB drives?

When I plug in a external USB drive and want to check its S.M.A.R.T. status in Disk Utility (palimpsest) I cannot because the option is greyed out. Is there an option somewhere to enable this feature? ...
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How can I check my filesystem with the new Disks 3.4.1?

Disks 3.4.1 (aka palimpsest, gnome-disk-utility, or Disk Utility) underwent a huge UI change, and I can't find something comparable to the old "check filesystem" button in its UI. Where can I find ...