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Drive not ready or present during startup

While instaling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i created 5 partitions with mount point as / (Ex /Disk1,/Disk2...).After that i deleted all of them using terminal with command sudo rmdir Disk1, now while start up it ...
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Problem with mounting storage devices

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 and have several external storage arrays (nothing special a 5 disk RAID10 box, they appear to the OS as a single disk) I use the UUID to mount them with /etc/fstab ...
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Changing munin hdd plugin used UUID

I've backed up my ubuntu server, and changed the HDD. Now I need to know where is the old UUID saved on the system? It seems that munin will no longer work with the HDD plugins, I guess it's looking ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after booting from SSD

I recently installed a Crucial 500GB SSD, to replace the ageing HDD in my laptop, and improve performance (a Dell Vostro, about 5 years old). After cloning the existing drive using ddrescue, I ...
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What is “mount” [duplicate]

what is "mount"? I have a gut feeling it means "make data storage accessible", but what does it really mean? Please specify the cases when "disk is accessible" and "disk is mounted" are different".
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Move partition from ssd disk to pendrive

I have a 128 GB SSD. There is one partition: sda1 - 12 GB. I tried to move this partition to a USB pendrive. The pendrive is 16 GB in size. I booted from a live medium and ran: dd if=/dev/sda1 ...
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How can I print the breakdown of disk usage by directory?

My cloud instance (running a web app) disk usage went up inexplicably, I suspect there is something like a storage leak there. Is there any way to the breakdown of disk usage by directory, in order ...
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How to erase my DVD with cdrecord? [duplicate]

milenko@milenko-X58-USB3:~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : ...
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hard disk accesing denied saying boot error

[enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/QctKz.png this is the error im getting.
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What is the bottleneck in system performance?

System Configuration: Dell Inspiron N5010 - Intel Core i3 380M 2.53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 GB AMD RADEON Graphics, 500 GB SATA 5400rpm HDD, Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (this is supposedly lighter than the Ubuntu ...
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I cant download on other locations outside root!

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running at the moment. I am trying to download a file on my 120GB external drive, but it wont let me. I have no space left on Ubuntu, so I can't download it there.I am using ...
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How to edit a mounted HDD [duplicate]

I want to know why my HDD main partition (the biggest part of the disk) appears as it was a double partition: Can I change it? How? Also, LibreOffice 5 doesn't recognize that partition. It only ...
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I cannot install software [duplicate]

I am getting "installation failed" all new installs. It says "low disk space on boot file". I cannot move the boot file, nor can I install new software elsewhere. i have over 450gb of free disk ...
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No more space on disk [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. For some time I haven't been able to run more programs simultaneously. This is what df -h gives: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 29G 25G ...
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Unable to write on disk. Lot of space and inode are available. Permission set properly

I've a vps with ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with a lot of websites running on it. From some hours I randomly get error related to insufficient space on disk. Here is the result of df -h: Filesystem ...
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Ubuntu installer can't find any disk on Dell XPS 13 9350

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015). I created a bootable USB disk which boots fine but the installer and the file manager do not detect any hard drive ...
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External harddisk detected but not mounting

I have a WD MyPassport that is NTFS formatted with only 1 partition, and works perfectly fine on Windows. It was working well with Ubuntu until a few days ago (points 3 and 4 explains what changes I ...
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Ecryptfs and *huge* .Private directories

I enabled full disk encryption during installation, and revently while doing some dev work realized I couldn't install anything because I was out of disk space. My .Private directory is 80 gigabytes. ...
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How to move hibernarnation file, separating it from swap partition/file? [duplicate]

My question is related to a problem that occurs with SSD drives: it's commonly known that these drives wear out quickly; they have a limited amount of write cycles. So writing a few Gigabytes large ...
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Every version of Ubuntu thinks all my disks are 2.0KB

Whenever I put in a disc that has not been burned yet it says 2.0KB and I've tried 702MB Discs and 4.7GB Discs and still says 2.0KB and the only way it works is with using Windows but I want to use it ...
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Unable to write to disk but disk isn't full

I can't write to any file, even as root, or do any other operation that requires writing. Neither can any process that needs to write, so they're all failing. df says I've got plenty of room: ...
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Disk space error

I am frequently getting disk space error, i have deleted many folders and installed files at the moment disk space shows XGB available after few minutes, again it shows 0 bytes available, I am new to ...
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Ubuntu on 2 different disks

I'm trying to setup a Linux server, I did this configuration: The purpose of this server is the following: I will install VirtualBox on it in order to run about 10 VMs. This is why I gave 350 GB to ...
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How do I convert a RAID 4 array to RAID 0?

I had a three-disk RAID 0 array and ran the following to add a fourth disk: mdadm --manage /dev/md127 --add /dev/xvdi Each disk is a 1TB EC2 volume. The array took about 40 hours to reshape. About ...
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How can I invoke “scsi start stop” from command-line since gnome-disks seems to support this call?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Gnome-disk-utility has a button which invokes the scsi start stop unit command on a selected device. I'd like to invoke scsi stop for a device (in my case an empty SD-card ...
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allow all users to read/write any files/folders on 2nd drive regardless of who created it

I am running 14.04 LTS. I've got a mount point called /files that is owned by root, the group is plugdev and I've given the group write permission. I used some of the information in ...
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No boot into Unity after turning on automatic mount options for hard disk

My updated Ubuntu 15.4 desktop has a SSD drive (sda) and a hard disk (sdb). It boots from the SSD drive. Then I needed to click on the hard disk in order to mount it. Because I wanted my PC to ...
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How to deploy ramdisk image on to disk less nodes using MAAS?

I am using MAAS version 1.7.6 with ubuntu 14.04. Currently MAAS can deploy ubuntu/centos images on to the nodes by installing into local disk. I want to deploy my disk less nodes with ramdisk image. ...
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Internal harddisk drives are not showing up

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 for the first time. Created two partitions during the installation. But no drives are showing in the system. Tried many methods but not working. Disk utility is showing two ...
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Move the www/html LAMP folder to another disk

I'm dual-booting windows 8 and ubuntu and I want to use a shared disk (E:/) as a www/html folder. Now when I open Ubuntu this disk is called Shared_data and I'm wondering if it's possible to change ...
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LUKS encrypted device gone missing

The 2TB disk that I use as an encrypted backup, is now reported by Ubuntu as being just free space. The encryption was setup as a LUKS encrypted device. The output of sudo fdisk -l reports: Disk ...
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my disk 8GB become only 2MB after I use it for booting

I had use my disk to install ubuntu but after that I notice my disk become only 2MB located space , so how can I recover the whole space ( 8GB ) ?
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Encrypting Ubuntu 15.04..?

When I first installed Ubuntu it gave me the option of encrypting the install. At the time I opted not to do so. I am interested in doing so now. I know there are speed considerations, but I am not ...
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disk requirements for 15.04

How much space does Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) use on a SSD disk? How much swap space to assign for standard desktop usage?
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block bitmap and bg descriptor inconsistent

The error : [Sun Sep 6 11:15:56 2015] EXT4-fs error (device dm-0): ext4_mb_generate_buddy:757: group 113, block bitmap and bg descriptor inconsistent: 34 vs 33 free clusters [Sun Sep 6 11:15:56 ...
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Why used + available space is less than total space

I tried to see my disk usage by System monitor. It shows used = 62.7, Available =863.7 ,Total =976.0 My question is why used and available space is not summing up to total space?
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I can not install ubuntu 14.04.2 in my partition.Installation crash

Previously I had dual boot my pc with ubuntu and windows 7.After installing windows 10 I can not install ubuntu in my pc. In installation process from my usb stick I got this message. "The system ...
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How to separate two user's home directory in to different partition

I have /home directory in the separate partition. But, I have two users in my system. I want to create a separate partition for one of these user. Like partition1 : /home partition2 : /home/user1 ...
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Enterprise full disk encryption solution for Linux

I have around 100 linux (Ubuntu) desktops that are connected to a Domain Controller using Centrify. I am wondering what Domain Controller based encryption solution I may use as for example FileVault ...
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Please help recovering accidentally formatted NSA disk (linux raid)

I accidentally formatted wrong disk using gnome disk utility. The Toshiba 1TB disk has been used in NAS Zyxel NSA320 and i planned to mount it in my ubuntu to make a backup. I use only one 1TB disk ...
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Expand partition to use free space

I have searched here on this site and others on the web and have tried to expand sda6 after removing several other OS/partitions with GParted... no success. Please guide me to the instructions or ...
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newly formated disk is read only

I just reformatted a hard drive, with the ntfs file system, and its showing up as read only. How can I make it writeable? here is dmesg: ~$ dmesg | tail [49340.213245] sd 14:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching ...
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External USB hard disk not seen in device window

I am attempting to format an external hard drive in Linux (as opposed to Mac or PC). I am running the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 desktop on my MacBook pro through Parrallels. When I click the Dash button, ...
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15.04 Ubuntu, disk encryption

I installed U. 15.04, but neglected to install the disk encryption feature. Is it possible to do so now without re-installing, and, if so, how?
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USB Drive partition corrupted

I was working with my usb drive when I plugged it in and in gparted and the usb showed unallocated partition and gparted asked me to create a partition table. I created a table and my pc got stuck and ...
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How to properly move /home from separate partition into / partition?

I have two logical volume which one is used for / and another one for /home. The thing is now I want to have /home to be not separated from the /. I want to use the logical volume which I use for / to ...
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Fix the USB error “There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X”

I have a 32GB USB Pen Drive which has gone dead (USB drive unusable, unformattable, and reporting 0 bytes capacity). It is not accessible through any OS. When I insert it into my Windows machine and ...
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Often disk errors on boot

From some time now, when I open my laptop the machine keeps staying in splash screen and when I press "->" (right arrow) key to see the log it shows a message of Ubuntu finding errors on disk, I press ...
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COMRESET failed errno=-16 While Starting Ubuntu 15.04

I restarted my laptop and it seems like I cannot get it to start. I get the error message ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16), and Busybox. For more details check the picture at ...
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how i solve problem of disk is likely to fail soon? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu instead of windows7 and when i went to disk to make partitions .I saw this message "disk is likely to fail soon" and i could not make partitions