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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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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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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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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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scsi disk not showing up

I have a Seagate SCSI disk that is installed in my Kurwel 2500R sampler which I send files to via the computer. I had this system running on my Windows machine, but am not able to get it configured ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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?
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Disk failure imminent [duplicate]

I have been using Win7 ubuntu 12.04 dual boot laptop and one day I got Disk failure imminent message in ubuntu.I have been using Win 7 since then for about 2 months now and havent experienced anything ...
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Could not unmount /dev/sda1 with root filesystem

Could not unmount /dev/sda1 with root filesystem. When I try to resize it by unmounting but the following error message pops up: The partition could not be unmounted from the following mount ...
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suddenly 30 gb gone from Home in ubuntu how?

Hi noticed a messege showing that less diskspace please clear up space in ubuntu. and when i took properties, i was surprised to see that of my 50gb partition only 4kb is left. then i followed the ...
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Searching for file contents on whole disk

I am trying to find my old IP address in config files in order to replace it by my new IP address. I found one answer that proposes the command sudo grep -HrnF '1.2.3.4' / to find those IP ...
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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Can I access my 2nd Hard Disk?

I've installed Ubuntu over Windows 7 on my laptop, and didn't think about the second hard disk that it had, which I want to use for storage. Now I can't find a way to access it. Is it possible to add ...
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How to check the disk activity of my hard-drive?

I had a problem in Windows 8 where my hard-drive activity was reaching 100% all the time and the system was very slow. Now I've switched to Ubuntu Gnome and want to check if this is still a problem on ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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Disk Wipe Script Question

I have a server setup to do diskwipe. I am wondering if someone can help me figure out why the random pass is not working. Thanks!! #textPass Sectors sectors=$(blockdev --getsz ...
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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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Check disk benchmark result with the disk running the OS

Is there a way to check my disks benchmark results that's currently running the Ubuntu I'm on? Or do I have to unplug the disk and check it in another computer?
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Connecting to Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10

I use Apple and Ubuntu products at the same time, but I could not connect to my Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10. Files can explore the disk but because of the afp file sharing thing ...
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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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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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Ubuntu going through disk check on boot every time

How can I turn this off? Ubuntu 13.04 is going through a disk check every time I boot becuse of a pid error can I turn this off?
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How to put availabe disk space into filename?

I have a SFTP user only and I want it to be able to see available space. I want to make a cron that runs each 30 minutes, to delete the old file and put the new file to show free disk space. I could ...
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Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups

Please can someone explain to me the meaning of Logical Volume, Physical Volume and Volume Groups? Of what importance and advantage are they in linux?
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Why do I get different free space results? [duplicate]

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Disk naming convention in preseed vs manual installation

When I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto a Dell PowerEdge R710 via preseed, the auto install first disk is always coming up as /dev/sdc. As per the docs it should be /dev/sda. I looked at ...
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When I mount my RAID5, there is constant activity; how can I figure out what it is?

there. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I have a 4-disk RAID5 (3 disks, 1 spare) setup, and it's completely synced/built, and the ext4 filesystem it contains is clean. When I assemble the RAID, all is ...