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Disk mount problem after dual boot windows 8 with ubuntu [duplicate]

I have dual booted windows 8 with ubuntu with around 300GB allocated to ubuntu from my 1TB hard drive.I am getting this problem when I am trying to go to this new volume even though it was running ...
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md, mix disks and partitions in an array

My question is really how to mix in a 4 TB disk in my array consisting of 3 TB disks, which was partially answered here: Can I create a hybrid software-RAID array with disks of different sizes? ...
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Check file system integrity for all existing partitions

How to check file system integrity for every dev/sdaX block with fsck command? Ubunty LTS 12.04 crashed, then was installed again, from boot into recovery mode. Device Boot Start End ...
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Adding an entry to fstab

I 've unmounted a disk /dev/vdc1 on my machine, after I format it into xfs file system, I didn't mount it again, either didn't add the adequate line to fstab file. Now when i want to mount this ...
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Hard disk not showing up in files but it is shown in “disks” and mount option are not available

Error when I tried the solution given on this website iya@riya-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support ...
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ubuntu gnome 1604LTS installation with full disk encryption

I am having troubles with the installation of Ubuntu gnome : if I use the standard procedure with full disk encryption lvm option, installation seems to work fine but fails to boot afterwards. I do ...
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Cannot enter passphrase for full disk encryption

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop with full disk encryption. It worked fine for a few days. Booted a few times and no problems. But since this morning I cannot enter the passphrase for the disk ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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How to change zram size?

I installed zram with sudo apt-get install zram-config. After that it started automatically and when I verified with cat /proc/swaps it's running properly But when I used sudo echo 128M > /sys/...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Reset uefi boot menu

If i used efibootmgr to delete ubunt, hard disk, and dvdrom, there will not be any uefi boot devices, how can i repair it? I did not delete anything, just asking, what would be.
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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How to resize disk partitions?

This is a link to my disk partition image. I want to increase the size of my ext4 disk by around 20-30 GB. I want to use the free space in my /dev/sda2 or /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda5 to increase my ext4 ...
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How to run Fifa 10 on Ubuntu

I have an original Fifa 10 Disk. How should I install it on Ubuntu? I don't want to use Wine. Is there an alternative?
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Why does my root filesystem keep becoming read-only?

I've lately been having an issue with my root filesystem becoming readonly. It happens some amount of time after boot. I don't know exactly when it happens, as I don't usually notice it until ...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop /media/...
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kworker using all my IOs, Postgres slow

I have 2 SSDs set up in RAID 0 configuration with a single volume on them that I've been using without problems for 3 months straight to run a PostgreSQL database. Suddenly, today, the DB got really ...
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Persistent Linux USB won't boot… getting weird error screens, maybe related to UEFI

To start with here are my specs: 970 FTW edition i5 2550k 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 mhz MSI Z77A-G41 250 GB SSD for OS and apps 150 GB SSD for apps 3 TB 5400 rpm for storage 500 GB 7200 rpm ...
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What does end-to-end disk error mean?

I have opened Disks program today and noticed that there is FAILING in the Assessment column for the SMART status. What does this error mean? Is it serious problem? I have Lenovo G50-45 laptop, ...
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Unable to detect my wireless network card and also unable to access other disk drives

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a partition for dual booting it alongside windows 10.But my system cant detect the wireless network card on ubuntu even though it works perfectly on windows(my ...
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Booting very slow after I added another disk

After I added another SSD disk my Ubuntu boots very slow. Here are logs with the timeout error: Jun 12 15:45:38 localhost systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-c326712c\x2d3c56\x2d4060\x2d8c3c\...
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Using remaining space on a startup disk

While using applications like dd, Startup disk creater, etcher I can see that a lot of space on the startup disk is unusable. This is normally equal to the diskspace minus the ISO size. How can this ...
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View TOTAL Disk Space Taken by ALL Installed Packages

Is there a way to view a 'system size'? I want to know how large I should make partitions if I separate my /home from the / (root) partition, but I don't know how much space Ubuntu + every installed ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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How to format hard disk in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I want to format my disk for another operating system (Windows 10). My desire to do this stems from a recent problem I have been having with installing the new OS. I ...
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Unable to recognize hard disks in 16.04

I opened my desktop box and I saw 2 physical hard disks. In Disks I can see /sda and /sdb, and but cannot access them or format them. If I try to format them, I got this error: Error ...
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Checking a NTFS drive with Linux [duplicate]

Does somebody know if there is something like/similar to the typical Windows chkdsk or scandisk utilities (to check NTFS drives, of course) into Linux (Ubuntu)? Which? Where? How?
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Open LUKS encrypted disk with only password

My PC has 2 disks: SSD: Ubuntu with LUKS encryption HDD: My files with LUKS encryption (same password) I installed new Ubuntu on SSD and now I want to open my HDD in it but when I enter password ...
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How to check serial number of NVMe disk?

How to check serial number of NVMe disk? To check serial number for sda and sdb I used: sudo lsblk --raw -o name,type,serial However it does not work for NVMe disks (nvme0n0, nvme0n1 etc). No ...
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Samba local copy speed & 'insufficient disk space'

I have Ubuntu Server 16.04 installed with Samba on another computer in my network. The Ubuntu OS is on a small SSD and I have 2 additional harddrives mounted to /media/drive1 and /media/drive2. Now I ...
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Can partitioning an SSD using third party software damage my computer if I am exceeding the space allowed by Disk Management?

I am partitioning my disk to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS on my computer. I have searched through other questions on askubuntu concerning what to do if Disk Management does not allow you to ...
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Where is reserved extra space in Startup Disk Creator 16.04?

I've recently installed updated my Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and one of the resources I most use is the Startup Disk Creator. And one of the problems that I'm having is, I can't install an .ISO at my USB ...
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How to prepare a disk on an EFI based PC for Ubuntu?

My computer has UEFI based BIOS and I want to start over from scratch. The PC came with Windows installed - I later installed Ubuntu alongside. I want to completely re-build my whole disk and ...
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Will installing Ubuntu erase OS on chosen disk?

If using "Something Else" option during instalation of Ubuntu for boot loader installation I choose a device that already has one OS (ubuntu 6.06 in that case) will this OS be removed or will new ...
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Please enter passphrase for disk .How to fix it?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I don't know what has happened: when I start and enter the passphrase, this message appears: Please enter passphrase for disk ubuntu--vg-swap_1 (cryptswap1) on none! Please ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 full disk encryption

I would like to use full disk encryption on the existing installed ubuntu 14.04 machine, please guide me on how I can achieve that. Regards, Kranthi
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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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Drive fails to auto-mount at startup

I have a new laptop that's got both an SSD and an HDD. It's dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that I can't seem to get Ubuntu to mount the ext4 partition of the large storage (HDD) drive....
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merge unallocated partition

I am unable to merge my unallocated partition to my /dev/sda1. I tried gparted etc. but no success so far. I need you help to extend my /dev/sda1 disk size using my unallocated space. Please suggest....
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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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Sandisk Cruzer Blade not detected and can't be formatted

My sandisk cruzer blade is not write protected and it is not mounted in ubuntu. I can't even format it using Disks utility in ubuntu. dmesg | tail info: rishi@rishi:~$ dmesg | tail [192006.789212] sd ...
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How can i disable a drive from ubuntu user? [duplicate]

My hard disk configuration is shown in image windows 7 is installed in Partition 2 (74 GB) is the drive. How can i disable the mount option in Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to overwrite the entire hard disk with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So has the title say I want to know if it's possible to overwrite the entire internal hard disk with Ubuntu? I've messed up with windows partition (uff) and that won't boot so I'm asking this to ...
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How use wipefs with fdisk msg (15.04)

I have a 2TiB disk with exFat video on. I discovered that fdisk gives this message: Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.25.2). Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. Be ...
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How to specify a temporary folder with more disk space via terminal? [duplicate]

I need more disk space at /tmp and /usr folders. How will achieve this? An error appeared: root@kali:/home/Downloads# ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Cannot create temporary ...
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Problem after cloning disk

I cloned my hdd with 14.04 on it to an ssd (to use the ssd as new sytem disk). During cloning, the ssd was mounted as /dev/sdb1 at the point /media/backup . Once cloned, I replaced the hdd by the ssd. ...
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How to recover Formatted system files data windows 7?

I was installing new version of windows as win 7 nd i mistakenly formatted drives of my system. Previousy four drives were there but now only one is displaying for installing. As i am unable to boot ...
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Increase Root Partition Size

I want to increase size of my root partition dev/sda1 but I'm not able to do so either with GParted or with Terminal. On Terminal It gives the following error: The filesystem is already 4718592 ...
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...