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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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Whats wrong with my hard drive?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire one D225, and recently replaced my hard drive to a 60gb SSD. The first day I did, I got a kernal panic error about an I/O error to a superblock. It only ...
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iostat shows disk at 100% usage - how to fix?

Scenario: Mongo 2.2 running on Ubuntu 10.10 on Amazon EC2. The Mongo DB files are on an Amazon EBS volume mounted as follows: /dev/sdg /data/db ext4 noatime,noexec,nodiratime ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Why is Nautilus writing all the time?

I'm using 12.04 LTS (with kernel 3.6.10 which I installed to get rid of the total freeze bug #993187). I noticed my hard drive is busy all the time. I installed iotop to monitor the disk activity, and ...
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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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disk not accessible

i formatted my hard drive yesterday and it was working well even after the formatting. But when I restarted my system again , is is showing that the space is alloted to my files but they are ...
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What is my real available disk space?

I've got a low disk space message window of 99.9 MB disk space remaining. When I went to the Ubuntu System Monitor it was saying on the System Tab: System Status Available disk space: 49.4 ...
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Read Error and grub rescue

My Dell inspiron 7420 laptop had windows7(home preimium) and ubuntu 13.04 gnome i386 dual boot, and since 4 months i started getting this Read error on boot up or sometimes even error no such ...
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...
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suddenly 30 gb gone from Home in ubuntu how?

Hi noticed a messege showing that less diskspace please clear up space in ubuntu. and when i took properties, i was surprised to see that of my 50gb partition only 4kb is left. then i followed the ...
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Recovery disc data - two disk mounted in one file O_o

I need to recover data from the disk scsi-SATA_ST3120026A_5JT4G6C1. The BIOS can see this disk but is reporting a size of 0,0 Gb. The System can not see it by uuid. The System sees it, but it seems ...
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Disk Wipe Script Question

I have a server setup to do diskwipe. I am wondering if someone can help me figure out why the random pass is not working. Thanks!! #textPass Sectors sectors=$(blockdev --getsz ...
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Connecting to Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10

I use Apple and Ubuntu products at the same time, but I could not connect to my Airport Time Capsule Disk from Ubuntu 13.10. Files can explore the disk but because of the afp file sharing thing ...
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Ubuntu going through disk check on boot every time

How can I turn this off? Ubuntu 13.04 is going through a disk check every time I boot becuse of a pid error can I turn this off?
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Why do I get different free space results?

I've got a separate /home when I run df -h in terminal I get the result like size 70GB used 64GB available 2.5GB so where is the rest? But when I run GParted it shows size(70GB)/used(64GB)/free(6GB) - ...
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Problem auto mounting secondary disk with fstab

I have a secondary 1TB disk. On that disk I have 3 partitions with the ext4 filesystem (600gb, 300gb and 100gb). I wanted to mount the partitions into some folders inside the home directory. So I ...
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How to boot Kubuntu 12.04 LTS for a Laptop without an OS

I am unable to boot my laptop with a Kubuntu boot disk I made. I made sure it I burnt the 64 bit version (My laptop is 64bit) and not the 32 bit. I am using an iMac to burn the disk and My laptop is a ...
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recover data from an ancient hdd and check for bad sectors

I just found an ancient external hard drive with a whopping 10 gb of data and I was wondering if there is a way to check the health of the disk (since it apparently didn't have a partition table what ...
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How to make ubuntu see my raid1 setup?

I have raid1 setup that i was using in windows. Now I want to see it under ubuntu. Under Disks>Devices I see the 2 x 500gb hard disks as sdb and sdc (on sda is ubuntu) and Contents says "Intel matrix ...
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Problem with update (12.04 to 12.10) “the disk drive is not ready or not presented”

about a day ago I thought it'd be nice to update my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, it all went fine until it asked me to reboot, when I did it ubuntu gave me this message: The disk drive for (I can't ...
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I get a ubuntu 13.04 cryptsetup fail error, due to which i cannot login, and my harddisk cannot be unlocked.

I get a ubuntu 13.04 cryptsetup fail error, due to which i cannot login, and my harddisk cannot be unlocked. i do have data on the disk. help pls!
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Hard drive not detected in ubuntu live boot

I wanted to format my hard drive. i booted Ubuntu 13.10 but the hard drive is not available for mounting. The hard drive is also not detected in either fdisk or gparted utilities. There is no sda* ...
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disk mysteriously full

Recently while downloading I was told there wasn't enough room to save the file. I have about 120g of music/video/programs that I can see. My system monitor is saying I have 270g used up at this ...
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Using daemon tools to install from within ubuntu trial

I've got a 1 year old Toshiba laptop running windows 8 (blah). I have partition my hard drive to allow for 100gb of space for ubuntu--UEFI is turned off. While going through the install everything ...
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Crypto swap destroyed can't enter to account

I am not sure it is so but I tried to check disk and it said 0.8% of crypto swap is destroied. Ubuntu start up and welcomome windows is here but I tried to use my password and it is not work. ...
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How to check whether disk is unformatted?

Is there any way to check if a disk is unformatted? I am using df -lh /dev/sd* and mount to check device filesystem. But I am not sure whether this a good and and only way to check disk on a ...
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Locating missing files for user account

I have 5 user accounts on my machine, which is running 12.04 on a 500Gb HDD. The main admin account (called Homeuser) has lost all its files after a SD card was pulled from the machine without ...
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rsync'd a folder, folder doesn't show up, but free disk space decreased

I am currently trying to switch from mac to windows/ubuntu dual boot (on 2 seperate internal HDDs), but ran into some trouble restoring my documents. I am not sure all the information below is ...
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No disk drive detected

No disk drive detected in Gigabyte uefi dual bios. I tried: SATA SATA Boot option - AHCI and IDE CSM Support - always Boot mode selection - uefi and legacy, uefi , legacy Please help me . What ...
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Problems increasing root size

I'm running out of space, so I tried to increase root size using this link: Increase size of root partition after installing Ubuntu in Windows Here is the output Filesystem Type Size Used ...
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Disappearing data

so here is a problem. My gf have Asus S46C with pre-installed Windows 8. She has wanted to have Ubuntu 12.04 so she sent laptop to some guy whom I don't know. He installed Ubuntu next to Windows and ...
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Change permission of raw /dev/sdb by UUID

I am using "Apache Traffic Server" which may and it is better to use raw device like /dev/sdb without mounting it as a directory . So i should change the permission of /dev/sdb from root to user ...
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High disk temperature only in ubuntu

Under Ubuntu my disk temperature is rising all the way up to 55 degrees. However on same laptop under windows 7 temperature remains around 44 degrees. My laptop config is HP pavilion dv6 - 2150us i3 ...
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Ubuntu installation doesn't recognise Windows 7 partition?

When I bought my new laptop it already came with Windows 7 installed- however, I always prefer to install my own partition. So I deleted (during the Windows 7 installation) as many of the existing ...
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Virtual Disk size not consistent with /dev/sda1 in virtual box

I am running a Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows machine. Created a Linux VM with hard disk of capacity ~100G. In settings of VirtualBox the virtual disk size is shown as 100 G, but then df -kh (inside ...
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Do I have to worry about fsck error “Multiply-claimed block(s)”

Here is my fsck output: ~$sudo fsck -vf /dev/sda5 fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42.5 (29-Jul-2012) Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes Running additional passes to resolve blocks ...
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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ubuntu12.04 disk write delays much

here is my dd test: 10240+0 records in 10240+0 records out 83886080 bytes (84 MB) copied, 0.136335 s, 615 MB/s previously I used a HDD, now using the SSD. In the Python idle or Geany, I found that ...
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3/5 SATA ports not detected

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Gigabyte ga-h67a-ud3h motherboard. This motherboard has 2 x 6GB/s SATA ports (numbers 0 and 1) and 3 x 3GB/s SATA ports (numbers 2, 3 and 4). Any device plugged in to ...
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How to boot up live cd without HDD auto-mounting?

How can I boot linux (Ubuntu/Lubuntu) from CD/DVD/USB without auto-mounting hard disk drive. My HDD is damaged and I want to mount it after my linux starts, not at launch. Right now when I boot linux ...