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How to handle out of space errors

I'm using Ubuntu installed inside windows with Wubi. During upgrade to 12.04 I came across a rather devious trap. About 25% through the installation of packages, I get the message that packages can't ...
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How to reduce disk usage on a live usb 12.04 system?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, the live usb version. Soon virtual disk on live usb gets full, after apt-get update. df -h / shows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow 124M ...
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Errors in dmesg - Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled [duplicate]

I'm experiencing some problems with drive cache and I don't know what's causing these problems. This is my dmesg: [11690.011238] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed [11690.011248] sd 6:0:0:...
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How to mount disk.root into my new Ubuntu?

I tried sudo mount -t /media/66CC2BC0CC2B88FF/ubuntu/disks/disk.root -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0 but it didn't work. Any suggestions? TY!
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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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I/o disk error when resume from hibernate/suspend on battery power Notebook

The problem is appearing only on battery power when I resume laptop from hibernate/suspend. Ubuntu starts normally, I can login, Unity starts and... sometimes in different time orders system freeze. I ...
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Using the Disk Utility application as SUDO user in Unity or on CLI

How do I start the "Disk Utility" program as sudo user, in the Unity gui? If I want to start the application from a CLI, what is the application name? (There is no reference to the actual program ...
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need to try several times to log into Ubuntu normally

My Ubuntu 11.10 works perfectly until recently. In the past few days, it happens quite often that after I input my password to the login screen, Ubuntu shows only brown screen and gets stuck. No menus,...
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NTFS volume recognised as “Unallocated Space” but works with Windows

Moving to Ubuntu, I have a drive with windows on a drive with Ubuntu on and 4 other ntfs drives 3 of which appear fine in both systems 1 however works fine on windows (single ntfs volume) but in ...
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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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Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows

Every time update manager prompts an update I get a message saying that there is not enough space available, however the partition with Ubuntu installed has over 10 GB of free space available. I'm ...
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Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed?

I have Ubuntu installed on a drive. The problem is it is running low on disk space. This is installed on vmware. I expanded the virtual drive and booted into ubuntu. But when I opened gparted(sudo ...
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How to modify/fix incorrectly detected dmraid (FakeRaid) RAID 10 array

I'm trying to get dmraid to properly detect an existing RAID 10 array, which is working fine within windows 7. In summary, the drive setup and bios partitioning is as following: 2 x SSD (120 GB), ...
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How to install software's by default in new volume Virtual Box Running on Mac

Initially I had installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox running on Mac OS, with hard-disk storage of 8GB. As I was left with only 50MB space, I increased the diskspace on the VirtualBox by another 8 GB (...
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LUKS on >2TB disk

I have a 3TB disk which I want to encrypt. As soon as I create a file system (mkfs.xfs or ext2-4) in the encrypted partition it outputs "Attempt to read block from file-system resulted in short read ...
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Hard-Drives are not detected by Ubuntu LiveCd or Installation

I'm reposting my question 'cause it seems the previous is alreadt forgotten. I can boot to windows 7 normally. However in Ubuntu - I cannot boot. When using a Ubuntu Live CD, I cannot see my drives ...
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USB HD enclosure “sleeps”, file system errors ensue, can't remount, device disappears. Help interpreting these logs?

I am using this enclosure over USB2 with Ubuntu 11.10: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173042 After a period of inactivity, the enclosure seems to sleep and Ubuntu isn't able ...
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How can I validate an installation DVD?

I have downloaded an Ubuntu ISO and burned it to DVD. While installing from the DVD onto VirtualBox I got an error which suggested either the HDD or DVD or overheating were the cause. I am ...
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best way to backup a whole dual-boot system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? I finally have my PC exactly the way i want it, i have spent many hours installing and reinstalling Ubuntu and Windows, ...
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Mysterious Hard Disk Failure?

My new 1,5 TB ext4 Hard Disk makes mysterious noises and fails to read and write. But not always. Sometimes it just works. But then I get those following errors. Does anyone know a solution for that ...
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What is Ubuntu's software raid controller partition size limitation?

Does anyone know what the partition size limitation is for the Ubuntu software raid controller? If its 2TB, does anyone know how to increase that limitation to 3TB? This is in regards to a question I ...
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What should the total space be for 4 3TB Drives in RAID10 configuration?

I just configured 4 3TB drives in a RAID-10 configuration but the total disk space in the RAID is 4TB. I used the following guide to setup the RAID-10, RAID-10 Intall. Shouldn't the size if the RAID-...
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Can't make a boot disk

...For the newest version of Ubuntu. Am using a Macbook, have tried both USB and CD instructions down to a T with no luck. On my mac, with both the cd and USB I get the error 'failed to read media' ...
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I cant burn the download to disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I burn an ISO file to a blank disk? I'm running windows XP, and I have Ubuntu 9.1 also. I tried to upgrade to the 10 LTS but I didn't have enough disk space. so I ...
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How can I check how much space there is left on WUBI versus how much space it takes on my HDD?

Using 11.10 for the record. It would be easiest to do it on the Terminal.
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Text User Interface for fdisk?

Is there a TUI for fdisk ? Where can I get it from and how can I use it? I would like one which is in the ubuntu repos
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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 rename....
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How can I set a quota in /etc/fstab?

i want to mount my /home in etc/fstab for quota limits how do i do that ? My Ubuntu-Server fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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How do I create a boot disk?

I have a working Ubuntu partition on one of my hard drives, however grub is not installed. What I would like is a 'boot disk' which allows me to boot this partition. Does such a thing exist? I'm ...
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How to recover disk space that is not visibly available?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit development image running on VirtualBox. I have been doing some house keeping on the disk space because it was getting low. The drive is a 26GB drive. I have about 4.7 GB ...
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Which folders to restore from full system backup after harddisk change?

Which folders do I need to restore from a backup of my Ubuntu 11.10 installation to get the original state back except the harddisk change? Details: I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my internal SSD-Disk ...
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Can I install kdirstat on Ubuntu 11.10?

Other disk analyzers are far inferior as they don't allow you to delete files from their interface. The to-ing and fro-ing back and forth between Nautilus and Disk Usage Analyzer is slow, tedious and ...
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How do you get install alonside Ubuntu option during the installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No option to install alongside Windows 7 During the graphical installation I get only two options in the allocate disk space page, i) erase disk and install Ubuntu ii) ...
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Why Is 32-bit Ubuntu Folder Size Much Larger Than 64-bit Version?

I noticed this when sync'ing a folder with hundreds of thousands of sub folders from my local 32-bit Ubuntu (10.04, ext3) to my remote 64-bit (10.04 ext3) VPS. The size of the local directory is ...
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Disk I/O makes desktop unusable. System consumes too much memory

I have a long-term problem with my Acer TravelMate 3002WTMi (Pentium-M 1.73Ghz, 512 MB RAM) and Xubuntu 11.10. Whenever load increases machine tends to slow down to the point that it's totally ...
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I want to create the partitions in filesystem. is that possible? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 recently. I mean today! And I want my FileSystem (80GB) to be divided into three part just like windows do! Is that possible? If yes Please help me!
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Windows Dynamic Disk not reading in Ubuntu

While using windows i changed my hard disk partitions from "Logical Disk" to "Dynamic Disk"..... then i installed Ubuntu in c drive. when i opened ubuntu the contents of C:Drive are shown but i am ...
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moving file to ntfs volume

I have a nfts disk that I use to keep movies and music: on ubuntu, I created a folder onto this disk and moved a video file from my ext4 disk to that folder. Turned out I could not access to the ...
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What are benefits of upgrading filesystem from ext2?

I have ext2 filesystem installed on my work machine. I talk with my friend who knows linux a lot better and he said its very old and its very weird that I use so old filesystem. I'm now trying to get ...
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View Files from mirrored RAID outside the device

The Product I have is a Western Digital My Book The device has stopped working but there is nothing wrong with either of the two mirrored drives. I would like to take out the two mirrored hard drives,...
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Is there a way to determine progress on a disk check at boot?

During the boot process, a disk check can be run, but during this process there is no indication or detailed information available to gauge how far along the process is. Is there a way to display any ...
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disk usage confusion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error out of disk, grub rescue I came in this morning to find my ubuntu dev machine with a notice that it had run out of disk space. However, it's got a 500GB drive, and ...
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How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it side by side with windows 7. Both boot up okay, my problem is I can't get to disk utility to create a partition that I can share between both OSs. Help says go ...
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How to mount a blu-ray drive?

Maybe it is for the best to close this question. This has nothing to do with a bluray drive in general anymore. Probably a hardware defect. I will try to test it with a windows system and different ...
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Claiming the provisioned storage

I created a ubuntu server vm with 64GB provisioned storage. I remember that I specified 30GB to be used for the vm. When I do df -h, I get Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/...
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Low disk space: home/user folder occupies 94GB

I am low on disk space and when I check the Disk Usage analyzer (using gksudo baobab) it indicates that my home/teddy folder is using 94GB, but when I browse through its contents I can only account ...
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Does Grub2 Require an Optional SCSI Feature?

I was told that the SCSI mode page commands that provide serial numbers are an optional feature. Is this true? Grub2 most definitely fails to function on disks that do not provide serial numbers. ...
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Ext4 disk partitions are not visible

I'm a new user of the Linux environment. I have just have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my system and I'm unable to see the disk partition in which I have installed the OS. Size of the main disk is 100 ...
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How to auto mount disk drives in gnome-shell?

I have 1 usb disk and 1 esata disk plugged in my pc. When I log in gnome-shell the usb one is mounted automatically. Is there any way to mount the esata disk too, without modifying fstab?
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Source code for 'df' command

Can someone tell me how to locate the source code for the 'df' command. My operating system is Ocelot. Thanks!