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Extend /dev/sdb1 without unmounting?

There seems to be about a million web pages about extending the system partition of your Ubuntu installation, and how you need to do a lot of steps to extend your disk. But nothing about increasing ...
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Mysterious Hard Disk Failure?

My new 1,5 TB ext4 Hard Disk makes mysterious noises and fails to read and write. But not always. Sometimes it just works. But then I get those following errors. Does anyone know a solution for that ...
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Ubuntu deleted my disk please help me please [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu today. I created 10 gb space for it but when it finished installing it deleted my (D:) disk. My 2TB disk is gone please help. All of my games,movies etc was in it. And when i open ...
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Forensic tools for disk and image analysis

Are there any forensic tools or programs like FTK and EnCase in Windows for Linux? Or any disk and image analysis tools?
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Low disk Space in Root Filesystem Error

The system gives me the following error: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only 713.9 MB disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or moving files to ...
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Ubuntu Ver 14.04

New to Ubuntu, we have a NAS drive that has a burned out board, inside the NAS are 2 x 2TB Drives with a RAID 1 COnfig. I have been told to use Ubuntu to access the data on one of the Raid Drives, I ...
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How do I rename a USB drive?

How exactly would I rename a USB drive? I've read that you can go into the Disk Utility, the click on Edit Partition and there is an option to rename the label but I can't click in the area to ...
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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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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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How to check for any activity on a physical disk?

I have an SD card that's connected via a USB interface. The output of fdisk -l indicates the following: Disk /dev/sdb: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes I have a script that re-initializes multiple ...
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The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

I dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu.Last night, I accidently ran ntfsfix (from the ntfs-3g package) on the windows partition in my hard drive. When I usually boot my machine, it shows the windows ...
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Disk Error - /tmp not loading or present'

![disk utility details][1]I had suspended my system for a while. After reopening, I did not reach the usual Password page. On restarting, the grub page opened up where I was given options of booting ...
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14.04 disk mount problem came our of left field

So I have a partition that I use to backup/store things. This partition worked correctly since I installed 14.04 with no problems. Now all of a sudden I am gettting errors saying I am running out of ...
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Frequent grub rescue and black screen at login

I'm frequently facing grub rescue prompts when I boot up my system, restarting sometime solves the issue. Also sometimes after login the screen does not end up to desktop and on opening terminal using ...
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Bad Sectors on Lubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron network which has both Windows and Lubuntu installed. When I check the disk with Lubuntu, it says "disk ok 1497 bad sectors". However, when I check the disk in Windows it ...
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How do I open Disk Utility in Xfce?

On the back of How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?, how do you access Disk Utility in other DEs like Xfce? And what exact packages need to be installed to access this functionality?
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How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it side by side with windows 7. Both boot up okay, my problem is I can't get to disk utility to create a partition that I can share between both OSs. Help says go ...
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Troubleshooting disk activity, could somebody guide me?

My hdd is screaming as much as it can on startup, for something that feels like at least 5 minuts, I'm fairly new to the linux world and quite worried about it as I care quite a bit about my files, ...
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I just installed Xubuntu and my computer became slow and lagged

At the begining, after I installed Xubuntu and restarted my computer, it said: THERE ARE PROBLEMS PROVING THE DISK UNITY /. (translated). Now my notebook is working really bad and slow, it is 64-bit ...
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Ubuntu OpenStack Installation requirement - single disk and seven machines?

I just started configuring Openstack with Ubuntu as per link Installing Ubuntu OpenStack requires at least seven machines with two disks, two of which have two network interfaces (NICs). Install ...
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Reboot with Xubuntu 14.04 Live CD without reading machine hard drives

I have created a Xubuntu 14.04 live CD which is used to boot my machine. For now, after the reboot, I can access my local hard drives through the Ubuntu interface. Is it possible to disallow this CD ...
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Unknow discs and windows space

I've been using ubuntu for a while and today decided to uninstall windows from my notebook so I could use the space it occupied on ubuntu. However, after the removal I found some disks hanging in my ...
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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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“df -h” command puts line breaks in output. How do I fix?

My "df -h" command on my Linux box has some devices with longer names and so the "df -h" output has line breaks (or tabs??) in it, which makes it difficult to parse the output in a script. Does ...
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Unable to access my desktop computer hard disk

I was working normally on my desktop computer with Windows 8.1, then my power supply stopped working, the PC shut down and it won't turn on again until I replace the power supply (which I can because ...
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Can't access my disk [duplicate]

I have a problem .I can't access to my disk see the message below : Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/marwen/SEHLI: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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lvm VG on boot disk (array) not found with vgdisplay but VM VG seen

I have weird problem with VM server and two raid arrays: OS is installed /dev/sda (raid-5 array) with vg-disk (group?) with id vg_server1 which is created during installation. Later on there is ...
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The disk drive is not ready or not present

I want to permanently mount a secondary internal hard disk. The problem is that sometimes it's sdg. Other times after reboot it's sdb. How does fstab know which? My current fstab entry points to ...
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How to show hard disk file system format [duplicate]

I want to see what file system format my hard drive uses on Ubuntu server 14.04 (Like ext2, ext3, etc..)
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Help needed in evaluating disk condition

I have a disk on and ubuntu server that I am not sure if it is failing or not. I installed smartctl via the command line, and piped the output to a file. the computer it is in, is a server in a ...
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Not space left on disk. Need Clean Up Help

I have just installed crouton on a Chromebook to begin to work in Linux. I am struggling on freeing up some disk space for some reason and was looking for some help. Here is the output for df -h: ...
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ata* problem! also dvd rom is not detected

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. When I press Ctrl + Alt + F1, it always says: login: [18.92] ata3: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [18.93] ata3: irq_stat ...
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Resume from suspend without waking up hd

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop with two hard disks. The primary one is a SSD, whereas the second one is a spinning hard disk. Most of the time I don't need the second hard disk, I just use it ...
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How can I check my RAM and hard drive for errors?

What tools can I use to check that my memory and hard drive are still working correctly?
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moving my dota2

I want to copy files. how do I move my dota2 program to another pc? or move it to a external HDD? I am reformatting my Ubuntu into 64-bit. anyone can help please. I have tried copying using terminal ...
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What is the best way to scan a hard drive/check health in Ubuntu?

I did a search beforehand and I don't think a similar question has been asked before. I have two hard disk drives - a 1TB Seagate and a 1TB Western Digital. My Seagate drive crashed a while back and ...
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LVM partitioning - how to assign disk space equally

I want to divide the remaining space on an LVM physical volume exactly equally between five new logical volumes (they're going to end up as personal network drives for five users). Is there a ...
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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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Disk is full but SDA3 has space

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a dedicated server for a website. After every couple of hours, it starts giving errors that the disk is full. I used some basic commands to see the space, and only root is ...
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Installation discs [closed]

May I create my own installation DVD from your site? If so, are there detailed, step-by-step tutorials that include ALL necessary steps, including "...which torrent; DVD writer, etc." for a Windows 7 ...
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Not enough free disk space when trying to update 14.04 [duplicate]

/boot only has 243 MB of space with 180MB used (according to GParted) I'm trying to install updates, but i need another 24.9MB freed. I want to resize /boot to give it an extra GB (or so) so i can ...
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Ho to delete Kali Linux partition?

I installed Ubuntu 64bits alongside with Kali linux and now i want to delete the Kali so that Ubuntu takes all the disk space (1 Tb)
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How to verify the microSD size advertised by the manufacturer?

I bought an 8GB microSDHC card. Which terminal command should show me the size as at least = 8,000,000,000 bytes ? The size should include the partition table and every byte of the card. fdisk -l is ...
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How To Replace Deleted File Bytes With Random Bytes

Let's assume that I "erased" some file named important.txt. This file is still exists on the hard drive (invisible attribute changed to true), so what I am trying to do is find the important.txt that ...
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Ubuntu frequently hogging up disk space?

A little note before we begin, the machine was constantly active for 5 to 7 days straight, the only reason it was shut off at some point was to turn it back on immediately due to locking or unusable ...
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Lenovo Z510 Ubuntu Disk Partition

I have Lenovo z510 laptop and i want to install Ubuntu but i need your suggestions. I have 8 GB ssd and 1Tb hard disk. How can i divide to the disk? Actually, i want to learn about size of partition ...
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BleachBit reduces space for no reason

I ran the bleachbit program and ran the 'Free Disk Space'. I noticed that is started to fill up my hard Disk COMPLETELY (almost). I have currently lost 20 GB of space. I have 2 folders in my home ...
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How to disable LVM for sda?

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I check use LVM option. I want to disable LVM for sda, but I don't want to wipe this disk. Is it possible?
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Is there a widget that simulates a disk activity LED?

I'm looking for a widget or such that simulates the disk activity light that my Lenovo laptop ought to have but doesn't. I don't want any more information than that -- no usage graphs, etc. Just a ...
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Partition a LVM disk

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I want to add partitions table to a LVM disk of 465 GB. I would like to make two partitions without loosing any data. Gparted is showing that the whole 465 GB of the ...