For questions regarding disk storage devices such as hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, and optical disk drives.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
3k views

How to change mount point? [duplicate]

During Ubuntu 12.04 installation I selected mount point for a 145GB drive to /usr/local. How can I change it?
0
votes
0answers
21 views

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS hard drive says i can't save stuff to my drive? [duplicate]

Looking at the Disk Utility its says DISK FAILTURE IS IMMIMENT ON THE SMART STATUS....? I still have 21 GBs left, its does say something about the swap data?
2
votes
3answers
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
451 views

How to install Ubuntu on usb drive (not live simulation)

I want to install Ubuntu on my usb disk. But not as a live CD. I want to connect to a PC, and boot my ubuntu as on a normal PC. So that I can make changes and install new programs. With a live cd is ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 13.10 installer not Detecting Windows 8 Partitions

I have a 1Tb hardisk with windows 8 installed on a 70 Gb partition the ubuntu installer wont detect my windows 8 and other partitions. inside ubuntu i can see my other disks , but the installer only ...
25
votes
1answer
26k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB external disk that was previously the internal laptop disk?

I finally decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop; I also upgraded the internal disk to 1TB and kept (untouched) the old 500 GB disk in a SATA-USB enclosure for sake of security (you may ...
2
votes
2answers
527 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Remove Back Versions of Ubuntu [duplicate]

While installing the most recent version of the kernel, I ran out of disk space. How do I go back and delete all of the old versions of the kernel that are occupying my disk
3
votes
0answers
199 views

How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
2
votes
1answer
524 views

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?
0
votes
3answers
10k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Internal HDs that don't contain the OS aren't accessable unless I try to manually browse them

So I have 4 internal hard drives, one that contains the OS (Ubuntu 12.04), all ext4. After starting the computer up, and without having tried to access the drives (File manager, terminal etc) it seems ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Create partition on new raid1 hardware

In future, I'll need to add more 2 disks over RAID1 on my ubuntu server. I already has a RAID1, but I have more 2 slots in my server and I'll put there more 2 disks to create another RAID1. I never ...
0
votes
2answers
345 views

How to get a bootable disk?

I've copied ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso to a CD-R disk and put it into my PC. When I set the BIOS to boot from the IDE CD-ROM Device and try to start the machine I get the message: "Strike F1 to ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Mounting disk drives among different users

I had this idea about mounting disk drives among different users. I would create a folder called say /media/diskXYZ . Then I would make a softlink from /media/user1/diskXYZ to /media/diskXYZ , and ...
1
vote
3answers
595 views

How do I enable dual boot after Windows 7 Reinstall with no cd?

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu via the internet. No CD was involved. After I reinstalled Win 7 due to issues with it, my dual boot disappeared. I do not have the option of using Live CD or ...
1
vote
1answer
157 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Apt-get problems and errors : VIM

I found this great link: How do I resolve unmet dependencies? but I can't seem to get any command involving apt-get to run correctly. My main problem is a partition filling up and don't know why, ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Mounting partion (FAT) fails [duplicate]

I have several windows drives, allthough I'ḿ not using Windows anymore but too many data on it. Is there a way to convert the filesystems without losing the data or how to fix this issue? I have 4 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Wubi took up all of my disk space on Win 7

I tried to create a live 13.04 USB using a 1TB external hard drive and it wouldn't boot on my machine. After that, I booted into windows and tried to run Wubi from the hard drive and I selected the ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Is ExFat a good compromise for sharing a hard drive between linux and windows?

I am currently dual booting linux and windows on my primary SSD which is split with Ext4 and NTFS accordingly. However, I have a secondary hard drive where I would like to place my downloads and other ...
1
vote
0answers
331 views

PC loads GRUB menu, but cannot run Ubuntu 12.04; Diagnostics report HD failure [closed]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows, no regrets. A few days ago, however, I ran Windows XP in VirtualBox and the next time I booted my computer was brought straight to the GRUB menu. ...
0
votes
2answers
100 views

Do I have to create a DVD for install or can I use a CD-R?

I want to download and install 12.04.3 but the laptop I have to use does not have a DVD-R drive but has a CD-R/CD-RW drive. Can I use a standard CD to create a bootable LiveCD?
1
vote
1answer
93 views

script to clear folder/drive on boot

I want to make my own /tmp folder on one of my drives /media/Torrents How would I go about create a script to run on startup applications? I already have this script where it mounts the drive on boot: ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

How do I build a BOOT disk! [duplicate]

I've used Ubuntu a few years ago and got a error regarding a Password. I never had a password for this computer, but it really said I did and I tried and tried to get it corrected.... I finally gave ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Preparing a disk from Windows for installing Ubuntu (partitioning)

I have windows 8 installed. I want to install Ubuntu, therefore, I want to partition a disk using standard windows 8 utility for that. However, what file system do I have to format it to: extFAT or ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Live USB: How do i save files on hard drive

So I have never used linux or ubuntu before so at the moment I am just trying it out from a USB drive. My problem is that i would like to save files on the internal hard drive of the computer but i ...
3
votes
1answer
19k views

Mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
1
vote
1answer
231 views

Why disk space is not released after deleting virtual disk

I installed ubuntu via wubi with the size of 20Gbs. Then i decided to increase it to 65 Gbs using this guide. Then i decided to delete this virtual disk (65 Gbs) to increase to about 150Gbs. The only ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

how to check disk partition in unbuntu 12.10 and do partition for other OS [duplicate]

I want to check my disk partition in Ubuntu as i want to install windows OS and create partition
2
votes
1answer
488 views

KDE Dolphin file manager: Configure Places for all users

I'm running a dual boot system with Windows 7 - so have a bunch of NTFS and FAT drives - C:, D: and E: I also have 2 more users for whom I've set up accounts I've managed to add fstab entries so ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

unallocating or freeing some space to install another OS [duplicate]

I would like to install another OS besides Ubuntu for this I need to have some space but I cannot find how to unallocate space how to do it.
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Too much disk read/write when launching an application

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on an old Dell Inspiron with 1 GB RAM and about 2 GB swap. Each time I launch an application (e.g. Thunar or Evince) it takes a pretty long time to be launched and I see a lot ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Can I add more diskspace for extra use? [duplicate]

Am I able to add more disk space to the OS? I did the default during the install, and wondering in case I ever needed to allocate more.
0
votes
1answer
334 views

Creating custom installation disk

I've two important question: 1- Why Ubuntu and also Kubuntu are downloadable in their simple mood? mean why they don't have additional softwares such as JAVA and WINE and Dictionary and etc. i know ...
-1
votes
1answer
32 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
12k views

How can I find out if all my hard drives are mounted (Ubuntu Server)?

I had one hard disk to start with. On that hard disk I installed Ubuntu server. Today I added 2 other hard drives to the system. But I am not sure if the server software mounts the disks. How can I ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Read contents of a previous Fedora hard drive

I have this Fedora 18, Spherical Cow OS which has not been very stable. So I am migrating to Ubuntu 11.10 I need to read the contents of the disk, so I can copy all my development files there. How ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

How to acces from live cd to windows 7 disks?

I have live ubuntu 12.10 on usb (4GB verbatim). I prepared live usb by Lili USB creator (it just copy the iso of ubuntu to usb to be bootable). Then I booted successfully the live version of ubuntu ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

after installing ubuntu 13.04 CD-ROM not working

I remove my windows 7 and install ubuntu 13.04 amd64 in EFI after many hit and trail. first time i install ubuntu with DVD and it is success full installation but i decide to install in EFI. in second ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Does the freequent use of CAT command badly affect the hard disk performance?

One the programs I've written requires merging many files into one, every 3 seconds. The merged file can be bigger than 1GB. I'm using cat command to do this. Cat seems to work pretty fast even ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
24k views

Ubuntu 13.04 is unable to mount a disk drive from ex-windows system [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 as a single OS on a system previously installed with windows 8. Almost everything is working fine except 1- I cannot control my brightness (Hotkeys are able to move ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to figure out if my DVD-reader is also a burner?

I am using Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 14R. There are no writings like DVD-RX or DVD-rom on my DVD-reader. Is there anything in Ubuntu similar to the device manager in Windows, so that I can know if I ...
4
votes
1answer
804 views

Causes of files disappearing and ways of prevention?

My brother told me two weeks ago that some of his files were missing and last week all of his files disappeared (together with some installed programs). The weird thing is that the folder structures ...
0
votes
1answer
817 views

Can't install updates due to boot folder size on 13.04

Update attempt delivers message 'Not enough free disk space' with the recommendation to free up space on /boot. I have tried all the clean up techniques I know, but essentially it is filled with all ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

From /media/blabla to media/my_name/blabla

I have a ntfs disk which used to get mapped to media/A6505A54505A2B11_/. There was also a directory media/A6505A54505A2B11/. Then all of a sudden it started to get mapped to ...
1
vote
1answer
551 views

Disk Usage Analyzer and other programs reporting incorrect partition capacities

I recently resized/moved my home partition and then expanded my root partition into the free space remaining. I did this all off a bootable usb with gparted. When i started ubuntu back up and ran ...