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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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?