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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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 ...
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Why is Disk Utility (Palimpsest) the default and not GParted?

GParted seems to be the more robust and feature-rich application of the two, is there a reason as to why GParted is not installed by default in Ubuntu?
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Best ways to keep ubuntu free from cluttering?

There are no programs like disk clean-up or defragmentation in ubuntu, so do we really need it...or if there are some utility packages for ubuntu.
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Startup disc creator not allowing any iso to be loaded

i have 12.04 , ubuntu, and startup diskcreator isn't allowing the program to see the iso. root perms it just doesn't load it. the usb loads fine though.
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Recover files from NTFS drive with bad sectors

A few nights ago I have created a backup of my data on an external 500 GB NTFS USB hard drive. I have then formatted my computer, reinstalled Ubuntu and started transferring back the data from the ...
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Bootable “live” partition on 1TB External HDD

I have a 1TB WD Passport. I made a 20GB partition, formatted to FAT, for a persistent live Ubuntu install. The rest I formatted as NTFS, to be used for backups. I made the 20GB live install with ...
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Is this drive failure or something else?

I have a year-old drive that's giving me trouble. Copying data to it fails after about 8-10GB of transfers. It spontaneously changes to 'read only'. It's properly formatted ext4, I'm the owner. ...
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Disk information Pane in Disk Utility is Black in LXDE

When I open Disk Utility, and click on one of the drives, the information (right)pane is black. Any ideas? Thanks
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At install time I allocated 80 GB for Ubuntu. What happened to my 80GB? How was that space used?

First off, I'm a newb. When I installed Ubuntu it asked me how much drive space to allocate for the OS and I said 80 GB. Now I find that I am running out of hard drive space. Disk utility shows that ...
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“Empty Partition!” in Mac after created that with Disk Utility

I just got a new hard drive yesterday, 2TB, and copied across all the files I needed, into two partitions in the new 2TB Disk, that I created in Disk Utility (command palimpsest). One was 500GB and ...
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Disk Utility in 12.04 LTS will not let me check the file system partition for errors

I want to check my partition for errors using Disk utility. When I press the "Check Filesystem" button, it says that an error occurred ... device is busy. How can I ignore that error and carry on ...
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Ubuntu raid configuration lost after reboot

I have a JMicron raid controller on the motherboard, and I have a menu in which I can set RAID arrays when the system boots. I've set it to RAID-1 and added my two identical 2TB disks (the OS disk is ...
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The Mystery of the Vanishing Disk Space

My disk space is dwindling by about 2GB a day! I only have a few more days before I run out of space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda4 143G 126G ...
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error while trying to resize the partition

im running out of space and i tried to resize the partition using g-parted but i got an error: Checking for bad sectors ... Bad cluster: 0x2904636 - 0x2904636 (1) Bad cluster: 0x290526d - ...
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How do I refresh Disk Utility?

I do a lot of live system building, which eventually involves imaging a USB drive with the built binary image: dd if=binary.img of=/dev/sdX sync Where /dev/sdX is a USB drive. As part of my ...
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Utility for resizing partitions

Is there a partition utility in Ubuntu from which I can break my existing 'ext4' partition into more partition w/o loosing this partition's data?
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How do I rename a USB drive?

How exactly would I rename a USB drive? I've read that you can go into the Disk Utility, the click on Edit Partition and there is an option to rename the label but I can't click in the area to ...
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Hard Drive Formatting and Unmounting Errors

I'm trying to format a hard drive using Ubuntu 11.10. Every time that I attempt to format it from the Disk Utility, I get the error saying the device is busy, and under details it says: /dev/sda1 is ...
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How-to recover previous swap partitions space?

After several clean re-installations of Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo S12 Laptop (Intel Atom), I found I have five new swap partitions in addition to the original swap partition on 11.04. Not only do ...
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How do I correctly align partions on a hdd with sector size of 4096 bytes?

I just bought a Lenovo x121e (E-350 version). I was able to successfully install ubuntu 11.04 and everything is running fine (for the system to boot an efi partition seems to be necessary however). ...