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Please enter passphrase for disk .How to fix it?

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I don't know what has happened: when I start and enter the passphrase, this message appears: Please enter passphrase for disk ubuntu--vg-swap_1 (cryptswap1) on none! Please ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 full disk encryption

I would like to use full disk encryption on the existing installed ubuntu 14.04 machine, please guide me on how I can achieve that. Regards, Kranthi
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How to set up multiple hard drives as one volume?

I am about to set up box to basically be a file server. I plan on having multiple drives in the box, and would like to set them all up so that they appear to be a single drive. So I could essentially ...
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Drive fails to auto-mount at startup

I have a new laptop that's got both an SSD and an HDD. It's dual booting Windows and Ubuntu. The problem is that I can't seem to get Ubuntu to mount the ext4 partition of the large storage (HDD) ...
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merge unallocated partition

I am unable to merge my unallocated partition to my /dev/sda1. I tried gparted etc. but no success so far. I need you help to extend my /dev/sda1 disk size using my unallocated space. Please ...
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kworker using all my IOs, Postgres slow

I have 2 SSDs set up in RAID 0 configuration with a single volume on them that I've been using without problems for 3 months straight to run a PostgreSQL database. Suddenly, today, the DB got really ...
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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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Sandisk Cruzer Blade not detected and can't be formatted

My sandisk cruzer blade is not write protected and it is not mounted in ubuntu. I can't even format it using Disks utility in ubuntu. dmesg | tail info: rishi@rishi:~$ dmesg | tail [192006.789212] sd ...
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How can i disable a drive from ubuntu user? [duplicate]

My hard disk configuration is shown in image windows 7 is installed in Partition 2 (74 GB) is the drive. How can i disable the mount option in Ubuntu?
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Is it possible to overwrite the entire hard disk with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

So has the title say I want to know if it's possible to overwrite the entire internal hard disk with Ubuntu? I've messed up with windows partition (uff) and that won't boot so I'm asking this to ...
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How use wipefs with fdisk msg (15.04)

I have a 2TiB disk with exFat video on. I discovered that fdisk gives this message: Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.25.2). Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. Be ...
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md, mix disks and partitions in an array

My question is really how to mix in a 4 TB disk in my array consisting of 3 TB disks, which was partially answered here: Can I create a hybrid software-RAID array with disks of different sizes? ...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop ...
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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 ...
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How to specify a temporary folder with more disk space via terminal? [duplicate]

I need more disk space at /tmp and /usr folders. How will achieve this? An error appeared: root@kali:/home/Downloads# ./netbeans-8.1-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Cannot create temporary ...
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Problem after cloning disk

I cloned my hdd with 14.04 on it to an ssd (to use the ssd as new sytem disk). During cloning, the ssd was mounted as /dev/sdb1 at the point /media/backup . Once cloned, I replaced the hdd by the ssd. ...
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How to recover Formatted system files data windows 7?

I was installing new version of windows as win 7 nd i mistakenly formatted drives of my system. Previousy four drives were there but now only one is displaying for installing. As i am unable to boot ...
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Increase Root Partition Size

I want to increase size of my root partition dev/sda1 but I'm not able to do so either with GParted or with Terminal. On Terminal It gives the following error: The filesystem is already 4718592 ...
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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 ...
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Create and Use Virtual Disk

Is there any tool for Ubuntu for creating and using Virtual Disks? Like the built in VHD files in Windows? I'm not looking for VirtualBox or VMWare (for whatever reason). i look for a simple tool ...
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Thunar doesn't show attached USB drive: dbus error

The computer has a broken screen and I access it using ssh. When I run thunar-volman I get this error: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-T7GGeLsNBf: Connection refused.
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Checksums do not match when creating a bootable USB stick

Since karmic koala, I can't create a bootable USB. Always the same error, it arrives to 96% and then this error " checksums do not match". Also in lucid, meerkat and natty even with fresh install. ...
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - After update root disk /dev/sda is labelled /dev/root

After updating with apt-get upgrade the root partition /dev/sda is now labelled /dev/root. This is a KVM vm which is why it's showing as /dev/sda rather than /dev/sda1 I did not update the kernel. ...
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How to prevent ubuntu from automatically mounting plugged in storage

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS and sometimes I have to rescue data from failing storage. So my computer has a LSI sas- and a intel sata-controller - both are able to hotplug diskdrives. When I plug in ...
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Ubuntu running extremely slow on P4 1GB RAM. New Install. Used to run well previously

i am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a Pentium 4 with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. It used to run butter smooth on 2 GB RAM. Unfortunately I had to remove 1 RAM card to use in another old PC. And now, in ...
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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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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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DMRaid Not Detecting its disks

We had a software raid using dmraid in an ubuntu 14.04 box. For some reason, we changed the sata ports per disk. The disks were removed and added again to the case but on different sata ports ...
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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Why doesn't the latest Ubuntu 16.04 build support AHCI out of the box?

So, in reference to this earlier question, which I can't comment on: 16.04 kernel support for AHCI? I am trying to PXE boot Ubuntu 16.04 on new Dell hardware (R220, R230, R330) and I find that ...
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How to get hibernate option and access disk in ubuntu using a single command

I am experiencing issues with hibernate and accessing my disk space simultaneously,so is there any method to perform simultaneous functionalities. If yes then what is the command to do the same.
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Give non-root fopen function access to /dev/sdb2

I'm writing some basic terminal C code in QT that needs non-root access to the entire partition (/dev/sdb2, not the mount point). Here's code example: FILE *fp; fp = fopen("/dev/sdb2", "w+"); If I ...
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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 Rename the Partition Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I would like to rename the partition , I have the partition name as Daten and as you can see from the pictures below, the name still shows the partition ID at top end of left hand corner
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'Boot disk 100% full' [SOLVED]

"/boot is 100% full" I run Kubuntu 14.04 64bit and ran into the same problem : disk usage 100% all of a sudden. But despite thorough searching none of the offered solutions solved my issue. Until ...
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Load disk driver during Ubuntu installation

I am using SAS controller LSI 3008 (non-RAID mode) that connected to all disks. During installation Ubuntu 14.04, the controller doesn't detected. In this case, I use ISO from here. Meanwhile, the ...
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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 ...
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How to I enable low disk storage warnings?

I haven't been getting the low disk space warnings even though nautilus tells me I've got little space left (varies between 1.4G to unable to save a small file because disk space is exhausted)? I want ...
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How to check HDD info technical?

How can I check the technical info on my notebook with Ubuntu 14.04? I would like to check the dimension and if is IDLE or SATA
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How can I physically identify a single drive in a RAID array?

I have an external drive bay with 4 eSATA disks in it. My system has a 4-port eSATA card, as well as a pair of internal hardware RAID1 drives. The external drives are in software RAID1 pairs as ...
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In a system that is formed of 3 disks, Install Ubuntu in one of these disks

I have a HP Z440 workstation with three disks: SSD 128 GB SSD 256 GB 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA I would like to install ubuntu in the SSD 256 GB disk. Booting from the ubuntu USB, and trying ubuntu ...
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How long does it take to finish the xfs_repair? [closed]

If my H.D.D. is almost 2TB big, how long does it take to finish it?
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Allowing an OS to use unclaimed free disk space on other partitions for temporary purposes?

Let's say you have something like the following situation: three partitions, one small with OS, and several bigger ones, let's assume all are ext4: / - 10 GB size, 9 GB used, 1 GB free ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry Pi B Disk shrinking disk space

Running Ubuntu Mate on RP 2 after several reboots disk space gets progressively smaller. Has happened repeatedly on different SD micro chips. Eventually remaining disk space is too small and system ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 to boot from hardware RAID-1 /dev/sdg

I have a Dell R530 server with 8x2TB disks and PERC H730 RAID card. I used two disks to build RAID-1 and to install Ubuntu 14.04. The RAID-1 is recongnized as /dev/sdg during installation. Other disks ...
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Restoring an Ubuntu Partition Image made with Gnome-Disk-utility

I used the gnome Disks utility to backup an OS partition so that I could install it on another disk. When I use the Disks utility to restore the partition image, it does a disk restore and creates a ...
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Cannot rename Windows partition on dual-boot machine

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine after trying it out on my laptop and deciding I liked it enough to keep it around (haven't used Windows for a solid week and a half now). For ...
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Need Help Freeing Disk Space

I need help freeing up diskspace, From Disk Usage Analyzer it says that my Log Files have taken up more than half of the Disk Space. Is there a way to get clear up the Log Files? I've tried to delete ...