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No bootable device

I know this isn't exactly a Linux problem but I'm getting no help anywhere else. I'm trying to reinstall ubuntu onto my laptop but I keep getting the error "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and ...
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No Boot Option After Install

Hello recently I built a computer with an msi 970A-G43, AMD FX 6300, and GSkill Ripjaw 2gb ram and was wondering if there's any compatibility issues because after installing Ubuntu it does not show up ...
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file system needed

I have a 1 Tegabype hard drive formatted as NTFS running MS Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit. I created a 26 Gig partition D: using a partition program and it is formatted as NTFS. When I boot off of my ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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How do I give Ubuntu 14.04 more space? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 for the first time yesterday, and I thought I would give it 75GB of space from my C: however, I didn't know I had to use 50GB for the installation and 16GB ...
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I can't format my flash drive

I'm trying to format my flash drive via Disks: but every time I get this error: What should I do? Thanks!
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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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Unable to load 1Tb USB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04

I don't know for what reason Ubuntu has stopped recognizing my Toshiba USB 3.0 external hard disk. I've looking for an answer in the forums but couldn't find the right one. The disk is ntfs and works ...
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How to automount new SATA HDD / USB devices at startup without FSTAB

In my Xubuntu sata disk partitions is not automounted. I have to go to partition and only then it's mounted. and its not good for me, it have to be already automounted without me going to that ...
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Problem in Update [duplicate]

I am bit new to Ubuntu. Every day softer updater shows update and when I click install it does it work. But i don't why, when I tried to update it show the message NOT ENOUGH FREE DISK SPACE. I Think ...
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How to solve “tmp could not be saved, because the disk, folder, or file is write-protected.”

I tried to download pdf file from the web, but the following error message appear: tmp could not be saved, because the disk, folder, or file is write-protected. Write-enable the disk and try ...
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How can I connect to AirPort Extreme Shared Drive upon login?

I'm new to Ubuntu but I have successfully used the "Connect to Server" menu option in the Places window to connect to my external USB drive, which is shared on my Airport Extreme. I use the IP address ...
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hard disk partitions

i have just installed ubuntu 14.04. While installing i have deleted all the partitions and created 3 new partions and used one of it for os instalation .on first start of the computer after ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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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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Fatal errors were founds while verifying the hard disk unity [duplicate]

I made an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the next error message appeared after start the computer: Fatal errors were founds while verifying the hard disk unity for / Press I to ignore, S ...
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Problems with installing with disks

So I have a 64 Bit Computer so I downloaded the Ubuntu 64 Bit ISO. Well I have some 700MB CD-R disk. And I do not have a USB that is available to be used. My question is can I break the ISO down to ...
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How do I corrupt the master node on a UBI device?

I have an nand flash that appears as mtd and is attached to UBI and has 2 volume and want to know how to corrupt the master node in the UBI device. Is it possible? The documentation says the master ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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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 ...
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start screen UBUNTU 14.04 /mnt/sdc1

i had problems with start screen on UBUNTU 14.04, the message is below ubuntu log before start gnome. > (the disk unity to /mnt/sdc1 is not yeat ready or non mounted or present) and below is writed : ...
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Importance of Swap Partition

What is the purpose of a swap partition? How do I know I have just enough swap partition? Not too much/little. My Ubuntu PC is used for typical stuff: Web (email, facebook, etc.) Some movies ...
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I'm missing a Windows drive - how to recover disk space?

I had installed Windows XP on C:\ drive then install Ubuntu on D:\ drive. After that I had formatted the C:\ drive and reinstalled Window XP on C:. However, now I cannot find my Ubuntu and also its ...
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Encrypted drive (full disk encryption) gone after upgrade to 14.04

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have just done an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, then I rebooted the machine and now the drive/partition is gone, so it boots into memtest. The drive was encrypted during ...
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Downloading error “Could not retrieve the required disk image ” [duplicate]

When I try to download Ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer (Wubi) through a proxy server which requires proxy authentication, after I choose the Ubuntu installation size, username and password, ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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scsi disk not showing up

I have a Seagate SCSI disk that is installed in my Kurwel 2500R sampler which I send files to via the computer. I had this system running on my Windows machine, but am not able to get it configured ...
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Need help with DIsk Space

I Dual booted Ubuntu (Alongside windows 7) with a thumb drive, so I cant take off Ubuntu, but when I installed it I choose the Default Disk Space for windows and Ubuntu, but I need more for Ubuntu, ...
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True Image Alternative

Is there any alternative to Acronis True Image which supports ext4/btrfs and has the same capabilities? I want: compression partition/disk level and also file level backup and restore image ...
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Error when mounting a disk

I have a computer with three disks. Everything worked perfectly, but once began receiving an error when mounting a disk: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb2: Command-line `mount ...
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problem with dvd+r in Ubuntu 14.04

So I was trying to move my music collection (.mp3) from my windows 8 to Ubuntu.So I took a dvd+r disk put into windows worked fine ,put my music on it.Then when I put it in Ubuntu my tray spins,but ...
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How to give Ubuntu 14.04 more disk space [duplicate]

My original OS was / is W7 and whenever I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it gave me 17GB of space but now I want to expand it for certain applications. I kinda am new to the whole disk and partitioning ...
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How to match ata4.00 to the apropriate /dev/sdX or actual physical disk?

Getting stuff like this in the logs: Oct 2 22:11:21 jupiter kernel: [439646.093111] ata4.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 Oct 2 22:11:21 jupiter kernel: [439646.093144] ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Should I enable my Mobo Raid controller or leave it at AHCI?

I am setting up a raid storage volume, should I leave the sata controller on AHCI or switch it to raid when using Ubuntu's software side raid?
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Extending Harddisk space [duplicate]

Ok,so i had installed ubuntu on my hp laptop by completely removing windows 8.1.now the problem is that i have 500gb of disk space originally and ubuntu has used up arond 80 gb of it.I cannot access ...
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SNMP MIBS Missing disks UCD-SNMP-MIB

Using SNMP with ubuntu 14.04 I realized that when I use snmpwalk or get to the mib diskPath it return me only 12 mibs at maximum as listed below, one is missing because I umounted, but I have more ...
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Mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
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Can I use SSD for system and HDD for /home partition w/o problems in future?

My first question here. I'm relatively new to Linux. Pretty much I've been using Windows since 95 release, so I'm a bit confused as you may have guessed. It's not really Ubuntu-specific question ...
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Distribute “home” in 2 hard disks

I have 2 hard disks: a SSD and a normal. I want to install / and /home on SSD disk and /home/user/Documents, /home/user/Images, /home/user/Music and /home/user/Videos on normal disk. How can I do ...
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Can't open .inf files in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to play a movie in the Movie Player, but Ubuntu replied with the error that the .inf file that told the disc how to play the movie couldn't be read. Windows is not working right now. ...
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“Not authorized to perform operation” when trying to open disc

I use Ubuntu in LiveUSB and I want to open the hard-disc of the computer or USB flash drive but ti gives me this error message: Not authorized to perform operation This happen now but not ...
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Deploy ubuntu with MAAS fails

I have a problem with the Ubuntu deploying with MAAS. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a KVM virtual machine. The boot with pxe works, I see the login prompt during the deploying, the server connect ...
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Where can I download the newest boot repair disk?

I have a boot repair disk for Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm about to install Ubuntu 14.04 but I'd like to make sure that I have the latest boot repair disk before doing so. Where can I download the most ...
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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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External USB 3 drive not recognized

Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit seems not to recognize my external hard disk. It is a Vantec NST-310S3 external disk enclosure with a WD 3TB drive. The disk has two NTFS partitions. My PC is a dual boot system. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation fail (dual boot with windows 7)

I was installing Ubuntu 14.04 when it said it failed and it would generate a log. After some seconds it opens a windows saying it is my disk problem and I should take care of the health of it. When I ...
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Full Rackspace cloud server backup to local

I want to rsync my entire Rackspace cloud server disk to a local drive. The command I am currently using is: rsync --dry-run --archive --xattrs --compress --partial --progress ...
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How to install software to a different hard drive? [duplicate]

Hello my main hard drive that I have Ubuntu installed on is almost completely used now so I need to figure out how to properly install software on a second hard drive(non-usb). I have already ...
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External disk mount again after safe removal

I have an external ntfs disk. When I try to safe remove it, after few seconds it is mounted again without doing nothing... This happens every time and with every remove method I tried: clicking on ...