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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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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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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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vmware-vdiskmanager is not present in my system

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to expand size allocated to Linux virtual machine, but I'm not able to find vmware-vdiskmanager or any package that installs vmware-vdiskmanager. Can anyone please ...
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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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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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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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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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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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For more security: overwrite empty disk space

I know it might seem a stupid question but I haven't come across any forum or post on the internet about: - What does "overwriting an empty disk space" mean/do? - Why doing that makes it more ...
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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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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. That's my /etc/exports: /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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Resized VirtualBox VM disk, but when partitioning can't use all new available space

yesterday I've resized a VM Virtual disk from about 15 GB to about 26 GB. If I run fdisk I can check that disk is resized: Disk /dev/sda: 26.2 GB, 26214400000 bytes 255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, ...
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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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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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How do I run an I/O intensive application only when the computer is idle?

Is there a tool which can be instructed to pause specified processes if user uses a keyboard or mouse and to resume it in certain time after user has stopped interaction to the OS? I would like to ...
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I need step by step guidence to recover grub [duplicate]

Yesterday I removed some two tiny partions from the disk, Today it won't boot. I opened my computer from USB now, but I can not install grub from chroot. I run sudo blkid I noticed that my ubuntu ...
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I have 4 bad sectors on my hard disk, should I be worried?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here are some screenshots that depict the condition of my hard drive. It shows that my hard drive has 4 bad sectors. Is this something to worry about? Is there any way to solve ...
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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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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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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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How to check all S.M.A.R.T. logs location

As in S.M.A.R.T log: device log contains only the most recent five errors Is there a possibility to see all logged errors of a S.M.A.R.T Enabled disk? smartctl -xall or smartctl -all The ...
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Lost disk space after switching to Ubuntu from Windows

I am new to Ubuntu and was really excited to try it. I did my home work before installing Ubuntu on installation topics. So, I'm fairly knowledgeable about systems. Hardware: Dell Inspiron 14R ...
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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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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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Why is the .xsession-errors.old file so big?

Problem Many users (including me) found out from one moment to another that the usage disk space is really strange. One day I had 50Gb free and the next I had 3Gb, it is just crazy. This happened ...
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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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tmpfs vs. ext4 ramdisk

I would like to know which of both is faster; a tmpfs or a ext4 ramdisk. If someone knows a good way to benchmark disk perfomance on ubuntu, I will gladly do the test myself and post the results.
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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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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 ...