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How to List Unmounted partition of a harddisk and Mount them?

How to list the disk partition when they are unmounted? And how to mount them through terminal?
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how to safely remove drive?

When I right click on my disk, I have a "safely remove drive" option that appears. When I "safely remove drive", the disk icon goes off, before coming back in a second later. I can hear the disk that ...
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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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Startup Disk Creator not registering disk size [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a startup disk for ubuntu 15.04. I already have installed 15.04, but I need another copy. It states that the disk has 2kb of storage size and it has none of that left, but I can ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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Can't add space to my Ubuntu partition

I have free space on the disk but I can't add that space to the ubuntu partition, gparted doesn't let me resize the ubuntu partition at all. I'm running the livecd 14.04 LTS, my ubuntu version is 15....
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How to increase the partition size of Ubuntu 14.04 installed under Windows 7? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 as primary OS. In past year I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from live USB. I don't use Wubi. Now I have to increase the partition /dev/sda6 size of Ubuntu. user:~$ df -h Filesystem ...
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How to disable “Remember forever” option in mounting encrypted disks

Whenever you mount an LUKS encrypted disk, Ubuntu gives you 3 options: Forget immediately Remember for this session Remember forever I wanted to know how to reset this choice after choosing the "...
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How do I remove the password disk encryption? [duplicate]

At the time of installation I requested encrypt the disk with a password but want there to be no more password. How to change this?
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Move my swap partition into my extended partition

I accidentally created my swap partition outside of my extended partition. Is it possible to move it inside my extended partition? I need to do this because I have used up my limit of 4 primary ...
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How to permanently change sysfs setting for certain block device?

I have a disk which needs an increased SATA timeout to work properly (at least that's the current workaround, see comments at http://serverfault.com/questions/682061). I figured out that I can set ...
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How to trace/monitor the I/O of a Linux command

I ran find / -name abc.html and a short time after I ran this command again. This time it was very fast, so I know the find must be caching the result somewhere. How can I find out where the cache is ...
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Partitioning after Windows to Ubuntu migration

As will be apparent from my question I am quite new at Linux. I migrated from Windows7 to Linux[Ubuntu]. After the installation was over, I figured out that all the partitions have been overridden and ...
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Increase disk partition size? [duplicate]

I partitioned my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS along side Windows 8.1 and I allocated 20 GB of my 500 GB hard drive to Ubuntu. Now I want to increase the size. I just started programming and I ...
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is there any step by step method for a novice to add space to 14.04lts on acer c720 chromebook

I'm an absolute novice, but successfully installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my acer C720 chromebook following hugh greenbugs' method for dual boot. I also successfully ran out of disk space to install ...
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e2fsck taking a long time

I have a portable 2TB drive, used over USB 2, that's giving trouble and I am running e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sdb1 to attempt to fix it. But it's been running for 12 hours and gives no ...
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Using external usb disk as extra partition

I searched a lot on the internet but have not find an exact match for this question, so don't downvote this question just yet. So, I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on my computer and I'm running ...
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What can I do to restore disk performance on slower Ubuntu VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) running under VMware Workstation 10.0.5 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Disk access in this VM is noticeably slow - it takes ages just to start Firefox, for example, and the disk ...
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Swapping disks between different systems

I am going to swap my laptop's drive for my desktop's drive. Both run a 64bit 14.04 distro. My laptop has an Intel Celeron CPU while my desktop runs on a AMD A6 CPU What are some things that I need to ...
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What is “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg--root”?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 recently. During the installation I did not create a separate partition for my home folder. I also accidentally encrypted my home folder. When i did sudo df I got the ...
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A folder cannot be deleted

Recently my windows 8 crashed so from the ubuntu I had to remove all the filesystem files which were in Windows C partition. But I am not able to delete one folder, Program Files (x86). I am using ...
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“group descriptors corrupted” after resize of partition was interrupted. How to fix it in a short time

I was running a resize of an ext4 partition, using gparted. Accidentally it was interrupted because the system restarted. Since that moment I cannot mount my partition anymore, dmesg|grep sda says ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Win 8.1 on separate physical drives and dual-boot?

I have a PC with an OEM install of Win 8 updated to 8.1. It has 3 physical hard drives in it. The drive where Windows is installed has a LOT of partitions on it already. Can I install Ubuntu on a ...
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Full Disk Encryption + Home folder encryption needed? Wouldn't Full Disk Encryption get the Home folder anyway?

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu, and want to do full disk encryption. After selecting it, I'm given a choice to also encrypt the Home folder. Since Ubuntu doesn't use a separate partition for the Home folder ...
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No more space avbiable even if there are a lot

i am eveing some weird issue lately, i ma using this machine as webserver and when i try to write a file in a directory it say there is no more space, i did try to delete some files, it work for a ...
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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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How to add unused disk space in HDD to /home

This is the condition of my current partition. I have 8 GB of swap space. The extended partition has 492 GB among which only 100 GB is usable, which is /dev/sda5. Then a 1 GB boot partition, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,...
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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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Boot Ubuntu without disk nfs + pxe

I want to boot from pxe, dhcp -> pxelinux.0 -> as I understand then, you need the kernel (the question you need to prepare or from the installation CD to take and norms) LABEL Ubuntu linux Live Boot ...
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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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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 best-...
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My computer like Disk Usage Statistics bar in Ubuntu

Is it possible to view disk usage statistics, like free space left, as in "My Computer" in Windows, but for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ?
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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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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 ...