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Full Rackspace cloud server backup to local

I want to rsync my entire Rackspace cloud server disk to a local drive. The command I am currently using is: rsync --dry-run --archive --xattrs --compress --partial --progress ...
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How to install software to a different hard drive? [duplicate]

Hello my main hard drive that I have Ubuntu installed on is almost completely used now so I need to figure out how to properly install software on a second hard drive(non-usb). I have already ...
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Disk space usage issue please help

This morning I wake up and a lot of my files has been wiped due to storage issues I checked the console and seems like I don't have more storage could someone help me understand why?, my servers are ...
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Using 'quota' for disk limits

I installed quota using apt-get and followed some of the tutorials online. I ran sudo edquota username which opened nano and gave a chart for me to edit. What does the chart mean when it says soft, ...
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Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for / [duplicate]

Upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. All seemed to go ok, but following reboot I get this message: Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. If I ignore that one, I get a further ...
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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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Extending RAID-1 with two more disk (RAID-1 => RAID 1+0)

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 installation with (software) RAID-1 - only for data (root-system and swap are on another drive). Now I would like to add two more drives to the existing RAID 1 (basically to have ...
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Saving to an internal hard drive [duplicate]

I added an extra internal hard drive to my computer for the purpose of saving many large (video) files, however I don't know how to tell my computer to save files to this extra hard drive. I'm sure ...
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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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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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Expand Wubi Ubuntu disk size from Windows 7

I have installed Ubuntu with Wubi. At startup, both options appear. Now, i have Win7 with some 10 GB free and Ubuntu with almost 1 GB or less. I simply want to expand the root.disk size. How can i do ...
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Setting up a network

I am very new to ubuntu. I used to have a windows XP PC and now I am working with a Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop. I am trying to set up the office network and be able to use a WD My Book Live shared hard disk. ...
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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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low disk space on “PBR_image” in ubuntu 14.04

i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS when i boot my laptop then a dialog box appears which shows the following output low disk space on "PBR_image" the volume "PBR_image" has only 313.4 MB disk ...
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changing drive nodes & hdparm

I am currently attempting to create a command that works at startup to kill the power on two of my very noisy hard drives. I have edited the etc/rc.local file to include this command: sudo hdparm -y ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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SD card write speed not as advertised, on 14.04 at least

I bought a new SD card and the claimed performance is a long way from my benchmark. Is there something I can do improve the transfer speed when working with this SD card? Information on the disk: $ ...
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Cannot delete .Trash-503 directory, returns a $RECYCLE.BIN.trashinfo: Input/output error

I cannot delete .Trash-503 folder via GUI or terminal, it returns a $RECYCLE.BIN.trashinfo: Input/output error Not even sudo rm -r or even a simple ls works in that trash directory. Check terminal ...
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How to re-part my disk

I installed ubuntu alongside my Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 OS ans halfed my storage. I now don't use Gnome and thus want to re-part my disk, so that the whole disk is for Ubuntu. How do I do this ??
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I don't understand why one disk is missing a label in XFCE

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I have an issue with the labels of my EXT formatted disks on my graphical desktop: Disk one is shown as foo. When I right click the disk and choose "Properties", this ...
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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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How to add more files to a finalized DVD?

I have a finalized DVD...but some documents were left to be put into the DVD. I want to burn the leftover files into that finalized disk. How to do that? Thank you in advance.
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How to install ubuntu on windows 7 using ISO with no disk? [duplicate]

I need to know how I can install ubuntu on Windows using the ISO file without burning onto a disk. Is this possible?
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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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Fix write-protected(read-only) filesystem

I made bootable usb drive , then USB drive was write protected. I used followng command hrirks@hrirks-MS-7592:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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traverse all the disks or get hd_struct by device name in kernel module

I'm writing a kernel module(on linux 2.6.32), to get the disk_stats of all the disks(not partition) in use. In other words, I'm getting the data just like what /sys/block/sda/stat shows, but in kernel ...
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Change or Assign a Drive Letter to an external hard drive (or any drive)

I have an external hard drive that I formatted with Ubuntu (using the Gnome Disk Utility aka Disks) as an NTFS file system. Most of my computers in the house run Linux but I have a house mate using ...
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Can't select CD disk to copy

I do not seem to be able to select the CD to copy from the combo-box on the copy disk dialogue window - I have tried with a mouse and keyboard but can't select the disk if there is only one item in ...
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Two Partitions Versus Two Disk Drives

What is the difference between two operating systems on two different partitions on the same disk versus two operating systems on two different disk? What is the jargon for each case? What can one do ...
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USB Drive Mounting - Noob Question [duplicate]

Ubuntu noob here... I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server installed with 4 internal SATA drives. I've recently added a USB 1.5 TB drive and used it for a while without issue. Even more recently, I've added ...
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Superblock error

Here's what I did: I wanted to reinstall the system so I ran Ubuntu Live CD, started to resize my HDD partition and suddenly everything crashed, the black display appeard. Then thought that I ...
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Error In Partition

I have upgraded to ubuntu desktop 14.04 as 2nd upgrade. After upgrading it ask me to restart After restarting there is an error in disk partition & I cant load any page I using dual Operationg ...
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KVM image size has changed?

We had a 180GB VM image. Inside the guest VM everything is OK and hdd size is 180G. but when we look the image size on the host it is 475MB. I am afraid that if we restart, the VM wouldn't work. I ...
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Mounting a network folder on a local computer

I'm trying to mount a folder from a different computer as a local mount on mine. Both mine and the other computer (our home server) are Ubuntu, both running 14.04. The folder I want to mount locally ...
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Do I need to worry about defragmentation? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general, as a home installer/user). Do I need to worry about fragmentation of the file system on a Linux partition on one's hard drive?
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How to deal with “Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /” in a server?

It seems a little stupid for a operating system this behavior in a SERVER operating system. The problem is very simple to replicate on Ubuntu Server: just change the date back in time and then reboot ...
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Are there differentiating disks in KVM?

I'm currently playing with vmbuilder. It works fine and enables to get a running machine in five to seven minutes with average non-server hardware. I imagine that on a faster hardware with more ...
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14.04 Installer crashed because of low disk space

my computer has a 500GB hard drive and I did the delete everything choice, but I am getting an error when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS HELP...it's older hardware...
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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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Recover LVM disk

I'm a new linux user and I think I really messed up with LVM while installing ubuntu server 12.04. I cancelled (meaning I stupidly pressed the computer's power button) ubuntu server's installation ...
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Does removing a partition automatically increase another?

Is it possible to format a partition and then converge it with the other partition so that the storage capacity of the other partition with the OS increases? Actually, I am suffering that. I got two ...
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Ubuntu goes into read-only mode randomly

For the last few days, my Ubuntu 12.10 has been going to read-only mode randomly, making me unable to save any edited files, and forcing me to restart my computer, which is a pain because this is the ...
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How much space does Ubuntu take up after it's already installed?

I know how much space is required to install Ubuntu. How much space does a Ubuntu installation take up on the disk?
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ubuntu doesn't recognize USB disk after upgrade to 14.04

Appreciate any thoughts on this. fdisk does not see the USB drive(s). Was working until I upgraded from 13.10 ->14.04 Dmesg and lsusb show it: > lsusb Bus 002 Device 005: ID 058f:6362 Alcor ...
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Will installing Ubuntu erase OS on chosen disk?

If using "Something Else" option during instalation of Ubuntu for boot loader installation I choose a device that already has one OS (ubuntu 6.06 in that case) will this OS be removed or will new ...
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Can someone explain partitions to me? [closed]

I'm installing Lubuntu and I and dual-booting it with Windows 7. I want to be able to access all files while using either OS. My Hard drive has 4 partitions, sda1 200mb 'Windows 7 (Loader)', sda2 ...
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Why I cannot open my disk please

I had windows & Kali linux (dual boot) then I took off Kali linux Parition so I delete it but I Made a mistake ... and PC won't boot "Rescue grub error" or something ... but I installed Ubuntu ...
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Can't open my disk . [duplicate]

I had windows & Kali linux (dual boot) then I took off Kali linux Parition so I delete it but I Made a mistake ... and PC won't boot "Rescue grub error" or something ... but I installed Ubuntu ...
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...
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how to open and see content of ext2 file in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a file root.ext2 in a iso file. How can I open and see content of ext2 file in Ubuntu?