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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Determining disk usage statistics and tailoring partition sizes accordingly

I have three separate partitions whose orders I do not remember in my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installation. However, the output of "df" yields two physical devices when the Data partion, Windows partition ...
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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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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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new disk utility

I hate the new disk utility I held on to 12.04 for as long as possible do to this now that the new lts is out I upgraded now I want my old disk utility back how can I accomplish this. I have broken ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...