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How to Increase root space in ubuntu wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed the ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the windows installer After login into root and df -h it shows /dev/loop0 14GB /dev/sda5 50GB here the loop0 is the root folder. How to ...
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ZFS pool with disks labels /dev/disk/by-id/scsi*** disappeared after upgrade

Recently I have upgraded my home server from 13.04 to 13.10 by dist-upgrade and my zfs pool which was built using .../by-id/scsi*** disk names broke The problem is that scsi*** labels completely ...
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How to change mount point? [duplicate]

During Ubuntu 12.04 installation I selected mount point for a 145GB drive to /usr/local. How can I change it?
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On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hard drive says i can't save stuff to my drive? [duplicate]

Looking at the Disk Utility its says DISK FAILTURE IS IMMIMENT ON THE SMART STATUS....? I still have 21 GBs left, its does say something about the swap data?
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I want to purchase a new Ubuntu installation CD

Can you mail me a new Ubuntu instillation CD, please? I want to switch from Windows and need an installation CD, please. How much do you charge? Can I send you a check,please, I do not trust online ...
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How to install Ubuntu on usb drive (not live simulation)

I want to install Ubuntu on my usb disk. But not as a live CD. I want to connect to a PC, and boot my ubuntu as on a normal PC. So that I can make changes and install new programs. With a live cd is ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not Detecting Windows 8 Partitions

I have a 1Tb hardisk with windows 8 installed on a 70 Gb partition the ubuntu installer wont detect my windows 8 and other partitions. inside ubuntu i can see my other disks , but the installer only ...
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Crypto swap destroyed can't enter to account

I am not sure it is so but I tried to check disk and it said 0.8% of crypto swap is destroied. Ubuntu start up and welcomome windows is here but I tried to use my password and it is not work. ...
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How to check whether disk is unformatted?

Is there any way to check if a disk is unformatted? I am using df -lh /dev/sd* and mount to check device filesystem. But I am not sure whether this a good and and only way to check disk on a ...
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Locating missing files for user account

I have 5 user accounts on my machine, which is running 12.04 on a 500Gb HDD. The main admin account (called Homeuser) has lost all its files after a SD card was pulled from the machine without ...
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Unable to format USB drive with Disks (udisks-error-quark, 0)

Upon trying to make a startup disk (USB) for Ubuntu 12.04, the system prevented boot loader installation. I'm getting message: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB external disk that was previously the internal laptop disk?

I finally decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop; I also upgraded the internal disk to 1TB and kept (untouched) the old 500 GB disk in a SATA-USB enclosure for sake of security (you may ...
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rsync'd a folder, folder doesn't show up, but free disk space decreased

I am currently trying to switch from mac to windows/ubuntu dual boot (on 2 seperate internal HDDs), but ran into some trouble restoring my documents. I am not sure all the information below is ...
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No disk drive detected

No disk drive detected in Gigabyte uefi dual bios. I tried: SATA SATA Boot option - AHCI and IDE CSM Support - always Boot mode selection - uefi and legacy, uefi , legacy Please help me . What ...
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How to merge free space with filesystem partition?

That's the snapshot of my disk. I want to merge free space to primary partition without data loss.
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Problems increasing root size

I'm running out of space, so I tried to increase root size using this link: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows Here is the output Filesystem Type Size Used ...
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Remove Back Versions of Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing the most recent version of the kernel, I ran out of disk space. How do I go back and delete all of the old versions of the kernel that are occupying my disk
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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 ...
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Disappearing data

so here is a problem. My gf have Asus S46C with pre-installed Windows 8. She has wanted to have Ubuntu 12.04 so she sent laptop to some guy whom I don't know. He installed Ubuntu next to Windows and ...
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Change permission of raw /dev/sdb by UUID

I am using "Apache Traffic Server" which may and it is better to use raw device like /dev/sdb without mounting it as a directory . So i should change the permission of /dev/sdb from root to user ...
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Running out of disc space- how to check where its being used?

I am starting to run out of disk space. How can I check where all the largest files are located on my Ubuntu installation so that I can delete them?
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no space in disk; sudo apt-get clean not working

I have been trying to update my xubuntu version but it keep saying there's no enough space on disk. The window says me to execute "sudo apt-get clean" but I have no answer. It just don't do anything. ...
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Internal HDs that don't contain the OS aren't accessable unless I try to manually browse them

So I have 4 internal hard drives, one that contains the OS (Ubuntu 12.04), all ext4. After starting the computer up, and without having tried to access the drives (File manager, terminal etc) it seems ...
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High disk temperature only in ubuntu

Under Ubuntu my disk temperature is rising all the way up to 55 degrees. However on same laptop under windows 7 temperature remains around 44 degrees. My laptop config is HP pavilion dv6 - 2150us i3 ...
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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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Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 7 partition?

When I bought my new laptop it already came with Windows 7 installed- however, I always prefer to install my own partition. So I deleted (during the Windows 7 installation) as many of the existing ...
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Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
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How to get a bootable disk?

I've copied ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso to a CD-R disk and put it into my PC. When I set the BIOS to boot from the IDE CD-ROM Device and try to start the machine I get the message: "Strike F1 to ...
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Virtual Disk size not consistent with /dev/sda1 in virtual box

I am running a Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows machine. Created a Linux VM with hard disk of capacity ~100G. In settings of VirtualBox the virtual disk size is shown as 100 G, but then df -kh (inside ...
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Do I have to worry about fsck error “Multiply-claimed block(s)”

Here is my fsck output: ~$sudo fsck -vf /dev/sda5 fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.5 (29-Jul-2012) Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes Running additional passes to resolve blocks ...
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Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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How do I enable dual boot after Windows 7 Reinstall with no cd?

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu via the internet. No CD was involved. After I reinstalled Win 7 due to issues with it, my dual boot disappeared. I do not have the option of using Live CD or ...
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System running in low graphics mode after testdisk [duplicate]

After a successful install of ubuntu 12.04, i decided to recover some lost file with testdisk. When it finished my 320gb harddrive had been completely fulled and it didnt has any free space. Then i ...
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ubuntu12.04 disk write delays much

here is my dd test: 10240+0 records in 10240+0 records out 83886080 bytes (84 MB) copied, 0.136335 s, 615 MB/s previously I used a HDD, now using the SSD. In the Python idle or Geany, I found that ...
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Hard drive indicator is slightly flashing all the time

My laptop's hard drive indicator is slightly flashing, even when idle. How do I figure out which process is causing the hard drive activity and stop it? I believe there shouldn't be any hard drive ...
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Apt-get problems and errors : VIM

I found this great link: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? but I can't seem to get any command involving apt-get to run correctly. My main problem is a partition filling up and don't know why, ...
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Mounting partion (FAT) fails [duplicate]

I have several windows drives, allthough I'ḿ not using Windows anymore but too many data on it. Is there a way to convert the filesystems without losing the data or how to fix this issue? I have 4 ...
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Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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3/5 SATA ports not detected

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Gigabyte ga-h67a-ud3h motherboard. This motherboard has 2 x 6GB/s SATA ports (numbers 0 and 1) and 3 x 3GB/s SATA ports (numbers 2, 3 and 4). Any device plugged in to ...
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Wubi took up all of my disk space on Win 7

I tried to create a live 13.04 USB using a 1TB external hard drive and it wouldn't boot on my machine. After that, I booted into windows and tried to run Wubi from the hard drive and I selected the ...
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Removing Ubuntu, disk management problem [duplicate]

I failed installing Ubuntu (I used the Ubuntu Installer on W8, which was not possible). I want to remove it now. It did use 18GB space on my SSD though, not being used. When I go to Disk Management ...
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Is ExFat a good compromise for sharing a hard drive between linux and windows?

I am currently dual booting linux and windows on my primary SSD which is split with Ext4 and NTFS accordingly. However, I have a secondary hard drive where I would like to place my downloads and other ...
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PC loads GRUB menu, but cannot run Ubuntu 12.04; Diagnostics report HD failure [closed]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows, no regrets. A few days ago, however, I ran Windows XP in VirtualBox and the next time I booted my computer was brought straight to the GRUB menu. ...
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How to boot up live cd without HDD auto-mounting?

How can I boot linux (Ubuntu/Lubuntu) from CD/DVD/USB without auto-mounting hard disk drive. My HDD is damaged and I want to mount it after my linux starts, not at launch. Right now when I boot linux ...
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Do I have to create a DVD for install or can I use a CD-R?

I want to download and install 12.04.3 but the laptop I have to use does not have a DVD-R drive but has a CD-R/CD-RW drive. Can I use a standard CD to create a bootable LiveCD?
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script to clear folder/drive on boot

I want to make my own /tmp folder on one of my drives /media/Torrents How would I go about create a script to run on startup applications? I already have this script where it mounts the drive on boot: ...
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How do I build a BOOT disk! [duplicate]

I've used Ubuntu a few years ago and got a error regarding a Password. I never had a password for this computer, but it really said I did and I tried and tried to get it corrected.... I finally gave ...
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findout if my filesystem write operations are really deals with tmpfs or ssd on ubuntu

I bought a notebook with SSD drive and mounted all common system and user temp dirs to memory (to RAM) with tmpfs. This is the list of which dirs are placed in memory exactly (from fstab): none on ...
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Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...