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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Allowing an OS to use unclaimed free disk space on other partitions for temporary purposes?

Let's say you have something like the following situation: three partitions, one small with OS, and several bigger ones, let's assume all are ext4: / - 10 GB size, 9 GB used, 1 GB free /...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 to boot from hardware RAID-1 /dev/sdg

I have a Dell R530 server with 8x2TB disks and PERC H730 RAID card. I used two disks to build RAID-1 and to install Ubuntu 14.04. The RAID-1 is recongnized as /dev/sdg during installation. Other disks ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Partition Image made with Gnome-Disk-utility

I used the gnome Disks utility to backup an OS partition so that I could install it on another disk. When I use the Disks utility to restore the partition image, it does a disk restore and creates a /...
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Cannot rename Windows partition on dual-boot machine

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine after trying it out on my laptop and deciding I liked it enough to keep it around (haven't used Windows for a solid week and a half now). For ...
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How long does it take to finish the xfs_repair? [closed]

If my H.D.D. is almost 2TB big, how long does it take to finish it?
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Need Help Freeing Disk Space

I need help freeing up diskspace, From Disk Usage Analyzer it says that my Log Files have taken up more than half of the Disk Space. Is there a way to get clear up the Log Files? I've tried to delete ...
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No Disk Space Left While There is a Space

I have an DigitalOcean server. I got the basic one for testing. I started to get these two errors; Unknown: open(/var/lib/php5/sess_heg8br5i1ye4skuuq1gsg7dp40, O_RDWR) failed: No space left on device ...
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My disk got unmounted in the middle of an rsync operation

So I moved my desktop to Xubuntu. But before this happened, I copied the required files (personal or otherwise) to a exFAT-formatted disk. I was in the middle of copying the files via rsync when for ...
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How can I solve this GParted problem?

Here I don't know what should I do. Is it impossible to resize this partition?
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Installing lan drivers (no linux versions)

Stuck with ubuntu 14.04 unable to work as the drivers for my lan are in a .exe and cant download anything onto the machine. I was wondering if their is a way i may install just the inf files or if i ...
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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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How to add unused space

my machine has a lot of unused space. Here is the output from the command sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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How to make free space in root

My root partition is 100% full and I couldn't login. I just ran apt-get autoremove to make some space but it's not enough. I want to create enough free space for the OS so it can breathe. What can I ...
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how can I limit disk IO per application?

I am in trouble with io bottleneck in my Ubuntu distro. Sometimes some greedy applications freeze my comp because of high io requests, I have to make hard reboot. For example, when I open multiple ...
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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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SMART Pre-fail (Temperature 70)

Could someone please interpret the SMART Data and Self-tests using Disks in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The other day all of a sudden I started receiving errors upon every command entered into the terminal, I ...
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How to copy a diskette to another disketter

I have not worked with Linux (Ubuntu) that much... just installing it on some computers and know a little bits about getting around. With that said... if someone can point me in the right direction ...
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No disk, no partition

Okay guys, I had a bit of a problem with my PC earlier. Not sure what happened, it just crashed in the middle of me playing a game and when I restarted it's now telling me I have no operating system ...
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I was partitioning my hard disk but there is something wrong?

I was partitioning my hard disk based on what I understood from this question. This is the final result: But I faced some problems here, I don't know which partitions should be primary and which ...
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I want to make disk Partition for my hard disk

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop as a main or primary operating system without Windows or anything else. My hard disk size is 300 G.B, I have two questions : first : What is the best or ideal ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry Pi B Disk shrinking disk space

Running Ubuntu Mate on RP 2 after several reboots disk space gets progressively smaller. Has happened repeatedly on different SD micro chips. Eventually remaining disk space is too small and system ...
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Desparate: how can I clone my Ubuntu USB harddisk so that I really can boot from the new clone

I'm quite new to this, but in the past few weeks I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Ventura USB hard disk (240 Gb), and after a lot of issues (getting Citrix Receiver, Adobe flash, etc. ...
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Enlarge disk partition after cloning [duplicate]

I have SSD disk 30GB with Ubuntu installation. It is too small, because I have there some servers and projects. Currently, there is about 800MB free space. I already bought new SSD disk with 120GB. I ...
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Unstable system when low disk space

When I tried to fill the system disk to full (100Mb and less space remaining), I noticed that Ubuntu is quite unstable, for example when I open the System Monitor, it doesn't open, only blink; or when ...
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Can't log in after partition recovery

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and accidentally deleted all partitions. I then used testdisk to retrieve one of the partitions, and after it finished it needed a reboot. I rebooted and now I can't unlock ...
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The volume “boot” has only 2.8 mb disk space remaining [duplicate]

I keep getting the following message and am new to Ubuntu. Not sure how to increase the space in boot volume from other partition. The volume "boot" has only 2.8 mb disk space remaining it also ...
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Extend Ubuntu Partition to a Windows Drive [duplicate]

I'm running out of space on my root(/sda10). I want to merge the drive Ubuntu(/sda8 - 10 GiB) in my root(/sda10). I don't have any unallocated space so. Should I format the Ubuntu(/sd8) in ext4 ...
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error message not enough disk space

I have a older macbook, which is a 13 inch laptop. I was running OS X Lion and decided to erase my hard drive and start over with Ubuntu. Now when I try to download Ubuntu or other software, I get an ...
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Help needed. Tips for organizing disk space for Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04

To begin with, I have no practical experience with Ubuntu or similar systems so please forgive me if I ask the obvious questions. I am intending to buy a new laptop (no OS preinstalled) and set up a ...
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Driver problem with Ubuntu?

I have a password set at boot up and I get this error after I enter my password: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready What caused this and how do I fix it?
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Operation on one disk overloads other disks

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with MD RAID1, LVM and LXC on top of them as a webserver. I have normal load average about 1-2, and all is working well until I perfrom any massive IO operation. The strange ...
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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 of=/...
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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-- : 'HL-...
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hard disk accesing denied saying boot error [duplicate]

This is the error I'm 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 space,...
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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 3....
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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. ...