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External disk mount again after safe removal

I have an external ntfs disk. When I try to safe remove it, after few seconds it is mounted again without doing nothing... This happens every time and with every remove method I tried: clicking on ...
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How to create two partitions with exactly the same size?

I created two partitions using the following commands. parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1 50001 parted /dev/sda --script -- mkpart primary 1948001 1998001 Each partition should have 50001 ...
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SD card write speed not as advertised, on 14.04 at least

I bought a new SD card and the claimed performance is a long way from my benchmark. Is there something I can do improve the transfer speed when working with this SD card? Information on the disk: $ ...
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I don't understand why one disk is missing a label in XFCE

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I have an issue with the labels of my EXT formatted disks on my graphical desktop: Disk one is shown as foo. When I right click the disk and choose "Properties", this ...
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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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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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Strange RAID disk volume usage

I have Ubuntu Server 12.04, and my disk is full. I don't know why; my files don't use more than 5GB. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Disk Boot Failure after power outage

I recently experienced a power outage whilst logged on to 11.04 with XP running on VirtualBox. When I now try to boot, I receive the Disk Boot failure, Insert System disk and Press Enter. I have run ...
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12.04 does not boot from the disk after installation

Installed Ubuntu on HP xw4600 workstation using CD not USB. But after installation it does not boot from hard drive. During installation it showed: The entire disk will be used: ...
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Why Is 32-bit Ubuntu Folder Size Much Larger Than 64-bit Version?

I noticed this when sync'ing a folder with hundreds of thousands of sub folders from my local 32-bit Ubuntu (10.04, ext3) to my remote 64-bit (10.04 ext3) VPS. The size of the local directory is ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on external disks from an active workstation?

I am running Ubuntu on my workstation and have connected three blank drives to it. I would like to install three copies of Ubuntu onto the blank drives while continuing to work in my operating system. ...
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Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying files from CD to USB?

My machine has 18GB of main memory. When copying files from a mounted CD to a mounted USB drive there is a lot of HDD activity. Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying from CD to USB? I assume ...
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Boot disk problems

Followed the download instructions for making USB bootable for 14.04.01 on borrowed iMac as laptop needs a clean boot. Copied command line from instructions and pasted into terminal, returns error ...
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How can I connect to AirPort Extreme Shared Drive upon login?

I'm new to Ubuntu but I have successfully used the "Connect to Server" menu option in the Places window to connect to my external USB drive, which is shared on my Airport Extreme. I use the IP address ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Deploy ubuntu with MAAS fails

I have a problem with the Ubuntu deploying with MAAS. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a KVM virtual machine. The boot with pxe works, I see the login prompt during the deploying, the server connect ...
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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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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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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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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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Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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s.m.a.r.t settings lost after waking up

i have 24 gb ssd disk (/dev/sdb) which has ubuntu on it, and 750 gb hdd (/dev/sda) which has my data on it. i rarely access my data disk(/dev/sda), so i want it to sleep untill the time i want to use ...
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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 ...
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How do I make a complete image file boot disc

I'm a crusty old fert who's gotten fed up with MS, plus I have security concerns. I'd like to make an image file boot of Ubuntu, a PDF printer (possibly a complete editor?), and if possible, a driver ...
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The disk tray won't open when I press the button

I'm trying to open the disk tray in Lubuntu 12.10 and nothing is happening. This can't be a mechanical failure because it works fine in Windows XP, and I'm posting it here because there are no ...
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Disk cache is sometimes dropped/erased

I have a memory/cpu monitor running, and sometimes see the graph line for “cached memory” drop, for no apparent reason. Earlier today Cache memory was at about 4.8GB but then dropped in two steps ( a ...
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Is it possible to extend filesystem using network drive?

I'm running very low free disk space on my file system. Is it possible to extend file system size using network drive (using LVM or similar) Preferably I would like to use Google drive (There is ...
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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Disk is full but SDA3 has space

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a dedicated server for a website. After every couple of hours, it starts giving errors that the disk is full. I used some basic commands to see the space, and only root is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow boots with way too much disk access

I have an Intel dual-core 3GHz, 8 MB RAM DDR3, 1-1 drive, 1-120 running Ubuntu 14.04 dual-booting to WinXP as needed. My problem is at Ubuntu boot-up,the boot stalls while waiting for hard drive to ...
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How to disable LVM for sda?

When I installed Ubuntu 14.04, I check use LVM option. I want to disable LVM for sda, but I don't want to wipe this disk. Is it possible?
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Can't access 2nd HDD

disk:sda 1 has Ubuntu trying to get files off disk:sdb 1 (win XP OS) getting this message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/brad/Old Drive: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing completely on new netbook

I have some strange problem not letting me ask this question on my laptop, so apologies if I am asking something that has already been asked by someone. I bought laptop with enough capabilities to ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and after rebooting I see this message: error: file /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes 255 ...
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Startup disk creator does not launch

I just created a live USB (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) and managed to boot from it. However, when I select install from the menu, it just boots into demo mode. I can't open the startup disk creator from the ...
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List contents of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install cd?

Burned DVD from ISO file. After install, received message that updates were available but no longer have Ethernet or wifi connection. Can't find apt-get or tee commands. Install disc may be bad. ...
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how to run checkdisk before boot de system?

i'm a begginer, i'd like to know the best opcion for run checkdist in linux before run de Operative System, because my OS stays in a loop, i want to check the disc
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How can I fix my botched install of Ubuntu

I attempted to install Ubuntu for dual boot with windows 7 a few days ago. I accidentally put the files in my C drive. After all the downloads were complete i used Ubootin (for what exactly I'm not ...
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Disk space full, Ubuntu won't start

I allocated a small portion of my disk space to /. Accidentally, I managed to start downloading a program (Texmaker) using the Software Center that was bigger than the remaining space. The download ...
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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. Thats my /etc/exports : /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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Chinese checking-hard-disk-message incorrectly displayed

When Ubuntu is blocked by certain unknown cause, I have to press the power key to force my computer power off. In this case, when Ubuntu is rebooted, it will check hard disks. Before 11.10 those ...
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Freeing space on /

Recently i experienced X server fails on my Ubuntu 12.04. When i booted up i got a window sayig that system is running in low-res mode, the option to run it like that once, failed. - coulnd't log in ...
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No Boot Option After Install

Hello recently I built a computer with an msi 970A-G43, AMD FX 6300, and GSkill Ripjaw 2gb ram and was wondering if there's any compatibility issues because after installing Ubuntu it does not show up ...
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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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Unable to load 1Tb USB Harddisk in Ubuntu 14.04

I don't know for what reason Ubuntu has stopped recognizing my Toshiba USB 3.0 external hard disk. I've looking for an answer in the forums but couldn't find the right one. The disk is ntfs and works ...
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How to automount new SATA HDD / USB devices at startup without FSTAB

In my Xubuntu sata disk partitions is not automounted. I have to go to partition and only then it's mounted. and its not good for me, it have to be already automounted without me going to that ...
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How to solve “tmp could not be saved, because the disk, folder, or file is write-protected.”

I tried to download pdf file from the web, but the following error message appear: tmp could not be saved, because the disk, folder, or file is write-protected. Write-enable the disk and try ...
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How do I corrupt the master node on a UBI device?

I have an nand flash that appears as mtd and is attached to UBI and has 2 volume and want to know how to corrupt the master node in the UBI device. Is it possible? The documentation says the master ...
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True Image Alternative

Is there any alternative to Acronis True Image which supports ext4/btrfs and has the same capabilities? I want: compression partition/disk level and also file level backup and restore image ...