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Increase disk space without losing any data [migrated]

I have a server running webmin/virtualmin in debian 7 with one 80GB hard drive. I want to increase disk space adding a second 1TB disk, but without losing any data as I'm hosting a few websites. Any ...
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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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Why does my root filesystem keep becoming read-only?

I've lately been having an issue with my root filesystem becoming readonly. It happens some amount of time after boot. I don't know exactly when it happens, as I don't usually notice it until ...
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Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it, each with their own home folder. I have an USB disk that I want to use to backup all my home folders. When my disk auto ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubunt 14.04 Stuck on Boot screen Full Disk Encryption No Prompt

Ubuntu Will not boot. It will get stuck on a purple screen before asking for the encryption password. I thought it might be a video card issue so I booted in using recovery mode, and the console does ...
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Is there a check disk function? [duplicate]

Is there a check disk function for Ubuntu or Linux and is it necessary? Something like chkdsk /f/r on Windows? Thanks
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When I restart Ubuntu after the install, it goes straight back to the USB GRUB.

So after I install Ubuntu, and restart as prompted, it goes to the USB loader. The live version off the USB works fine, however, if I remove the USB it states on the screen: ERROR: No boot disk has ...
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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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How to create a Ramdisk and use it with Lightread?

I have created a Ramdisk for Chrome following these instructions: 1) Most of our commands require superuser privileges, so we might as well just switch to root. sudo su - 2) Edit your startup ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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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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Problem with creating disk image error udisks-error-quark, 0

i am first ime here, big support of Ubuntu values, but having issuses with one partition where i try to recover lost file using Autopsy. Since it's required disk image, I folowed preferences/disk and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does cryptsetup encrypt FAT32 usb disks?

In disks utility, without installing cryptsetup, there is an option to format an external disk using LUKS/ext4. I want to encrypt a USB drive but I want it to be readable in windows (if I eventually ...
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Disk by UUID not detected (initramfs), boot failure

I am unable to boot my lucid, with the built in boot shell giving out this error: Update 1 This error occured after I updated my 2.6.32-26 version kernel and booted directly in winodows. The ...
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How to convert a file to a block device?

When I backup a partition with: dd if=/dev/sda2 of=~/sda2 bs=512 I can still mount it using mount ~/sda2 /mnt But what if I backup the whole disk? dd if=/dev/sda of=~/sda bs=512 I can't just ...
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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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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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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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USB Drive speed testing app with test options

I know there is a benchmark in the Disk Utility app, but I need something with a few more options. Some of my USB Drives are exhibiting weird results which may be due to testing patterns etc, so some ...
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List all partition labels

Is there a command to list all partition labels? I can list the partitions with sudo fdisk -l but it doesn't show the labels of unmounted partitions.
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How resize ubuntu disk? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu iso with unetboot * usb * Ubuntu says theres oly 100mb space avaible and i want to resize it but how? I use windows 8.1 and theres no ubuntu named disk on disk management etc...
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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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How to create bootable USB without administrator rights?

I would like to use the work computer to create the bootable USB I need bootable USB disk for my home computer. I'm not administrator on the work computer, so I can't execute the installer. Is ...
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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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Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed?

I have Ubuntu installed on a drive. The problem is it is running low on disk space. This is installed on vmware. I expanded the virtual drive and booted into ubuntu. But when I opened gparted(sudo ...
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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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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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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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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 ...