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How a 300 GB partition of my harddisk is holding 417 GB of data?

A 300 GB partition of my hard disk holds 417 GB of data and there is still 170 GB free. Yes, I can see some data is unreadable but how data volume could be bigger than the container? Picture below ...
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Is Ubuntu's handling of other internal drives safe?

When ever I restart or shutdown the computer, I have to click on the drive and it takes a few minutes until the drive is technically "mounted". Is it safe? does this means that every time the ...
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Iomega Seagate NAS unable to mount

I am having problems with a Iomega NAS which is a 1TB Seagate SATA it's giving me a white blink and not showing up via network. I am close to bashing the seagate with a lump hammer, been trying to get ...
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How do I get wireless internet working after duel booting Ubuntu/mac OS X [duplicate]

I just successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 along side the mac operating system. The only problem now is my computer is not detecting any kind of wireless networks while using ubuntu I'm not that ...
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Did hard drive ids change in 15.10?

my fstab has entries like /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x9236792127351050241x-part2 after upgrading to 15.10 this isn't working because those paths no longer exist? now it's at ...
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How can I change the destination folder of Grive?

I recently found Grive on the software center, and it seems like a very well made Google Drive client for Ubuntu, and Google will never make Drive for Linux, so I gave Grive a try. Works really well, ...
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Resized Primary Partition, Filesystem Size Not Updating

I moved and resized by /boot primary partition using gparted. sudo parted /dev/sda print Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 256MB 255MB primary ext2 ...
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My computer cannot boot after a reboot in Ubuntu 14.04, BIOS cannot detect my physical hard drive

As the title suggested, my computer cannot boot because the BIOS cannot detect my hard drive. I boot into the try-ubuntu-without-installation and do a boot-repair. Here is a summary of the result: ...
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Drive not appearing after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu desktop but it's primarily used as a server. I have data being stored on external drives that the server needs to access, but after rebooting, the drive doesn't appear through ...
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Mount error, special device does not exist

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 ...
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Ubuntu USB stick for Chromebook

I have searched and still can not figure out how to get Ubuntu installed onto a USB drive. I've ran both the "s9yrd" and "tnyga" commands, but to no avail. I either get a no such file directory or ...
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Ubuntu Automatically Selects USB to Install to

When attempting to install Ubuntu, I selected the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" option. This caused Ubuntu to be totally installed on the USB. As I am about to try it again, I see a prompt that ...
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Unable to access “136 GB Volume”

This error message is shown every time I try to access the flash drive. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/hp/868E-F233: Command-line`mount -t "exfat" -o ...
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Grive will not sync on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I downloaded grive on my Ubuntu 14.04. All my google drive files are now in my grive folder on my PC. The problem is that I deleted some files in the grive folder and synced it (by writing ...
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Why Is my computer screen not turning on and DVDs drive keeps trying to play a disk

When I turn on my computer the cylinder light for hard drive flashes at the same time as the dvd drive light flashes. The screen works intermittently but it never goes past anything but the starting ...
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How can I read a HPFS/NTFS (Bootable) partition on Ubuntu (15.10)?

I would like to read the contents of an old hard drive that is formatted as a HPFS/NTFS (Bootable) partition; I'm not sure if the bootable part makes a difference. I have tried to mount the drive but ...
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Why doesn't my files bookmark work until I manually access the drive?

I have a new partition, and I can access it, I have my data on it, it shows up under other devices in gnome files. I made a bookmark to a folder on the drive in files and thought everything was ok, ...
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HELP INSTALLING FROM FLASH DRIVE

Basically, I got ubuntu on a flash drive. I get my bootup menu i select the flash drive with ubuntu i select install ubuntu i get nothing but a black scree thats it nothing else I have an ASUS ...
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mounting error to access the drives in ubuntu 15.04

While trying to mount the drive it showing me an error like below...and  drive is not being mount ... “ Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ubuntu/B840AE6C40AE30D4: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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how to eject cd drive in Ubantu Vostro15 [closed]

Curently my question is regarding Ubantu Vostro laptop. I am unable to eject CD drive in my Ubantu Vostro15. I tried to locate the eject button but was not able to locate any.
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USB storage device not recognized in file explorer but is seen by fdisk

I'm not able to see my USB storage device in the file explorer. When I use sudo fdisk -l I can see it at the bottom: Disk /dev/sdb: 58.9 GiB, 63233327104 bytes, 123502592 sectors Units: sectors of ...
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Flash drive not seeing in disk list

I have a weird problem with my USB drive. It is recognize in the ubuntu Disk utility as been a No Media drive and it name is SMI USB MEMORY BAR (1000) but I cannot see it in < sudo disk -l >. The ...
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PlayOnLinux change install location from virtual drive

I am using PLayOnLinux for a couple of my games but it only installs games in one specific spot that I am unable to change, I'm guessing it's a virtual drive ((according to someone on here)) and I'd ...
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How do I fix an Input/Output error using dd?

Hi i'm Trying fixing my Windows 7 system with a broken harddrive, but it's still running. I'm trying copy all data to a new drive to reinstall Windows 7. Drive called SQSERVICE. I can't copy at all ...
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Unable to access drives [duplicate]

I'm a dual OS user win10 and Ubuntu 15.10. At the start it was all good but now when ever I tried to access to my drives a notice comes out. Please let me know. and I chose ubuntu to get relived from ...
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How can I limit CD drive speed while on the live CD to avoid drive noise?

I sometimes disconect my harddisks for the weeks while only using the internet and I use the Ubuntu Live CD. But every time it needs something while in live desktop it accelerates and makes a lot of ...
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Touchpad scroll not working after an update

I have updated ubuntu 14.04. Previously the touchpad scrolling worked but after updating, it doesn't work. I have tried several things but keep failing. Here's the screenshot I also have installed ...
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External drive probleim with 14.04 compared to 12.04

I had two Ubuntu machines until recently but unfortunately the motherboard in 12.04 machine had a terminal illness. I now find that the 14.04 machine will have nothing to do with my 2TB backup drive ...
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What is the equivalent for switching drives in terminal on Linux?

In DOS, I switch between different drives by typing c:, d:, e: and so forth. But it doesn't work that way in Linux. Could anyone please tell me how to switch between different drives?
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Installing Ubuntu 14 from USB on Fresh Drive on HP Mini 110 says Missing Bootmgr

I made a USB stick of Ubuntu 14 using unetbootin. I did it from Windows 7. When I tried to boot the stick on the fresh new hard drive in my hp mini 110, it would not boot, and said a bootmgr was not ...
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Clone to Drive with Different Format

What command tool and combination of flags can I use to copy all contents of an external NTFS drive to an external ExFAT drive. Copying and pasting or using "cp -a -n /source /target" results in ...
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I've lost usable access to internal drive: i/o errors

I've lost usable access to a critical internal drive, getting i/o errors. This is not OS drive. Yesterday I was setting up a VPS and file sharing, all of which worked fine. (I don't know that this ...
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Samba - only one user can login

I recently installed a Samba Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I set up 2 users: user1 and user2. I want both to have a their own network drive, so my configuration file looks like this: [global] ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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Error when mounting USB hard drive

Error mounting /dev/sdd1 at /media/nevos/Elements: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdd1" "/media/nevos/Elements"' exited ...
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Boot full of older images - need to remove for updates

Confused and new to linux. Know there are older images not being used. Know the current version is 53. Know files in boot: abi-3.13.0-32-generic initrd.img-3.13.0-53-generic ...
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ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, but now I need the hard drive to boot into Windows. I made sure that the boot device was on my local drive when I created the partition, but it still ...
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Is it possible to move the LAMP server to another drive on the same computer? [closed]

I want to move the /var/www/ folder to a different partition drive and start the server from there, how can I do that?
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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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Can a modified Ubuntu flash drive installation be installed on another system?

Would it be possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a flash drive, install all the updates and desired apps such as flash and THEN install it updates and all to another system? I'm hoping I can save a ...
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Problems mounting ntfs hard disk on boot

I've followed this tutorial: Can I change personal folder locations to mount my two disks on boot. The funny thing is that I was able to mount one (Datos), but the second (Programs) gives me this ...
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How can I use Google Drive on Ubuntu phone

I have the Google Drive app installed on my Ubuntu phone. I also have photos on my phone. How can I load these photos onto Google Drive ?
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Completely RAW USB drive

I'm having quite a lot of troubles in making a Kingston DT SE9 G2 work again. It does not show on Windows (both in external devices and disk manager), but it appears here on Ubuntu. However, ...
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Hitting control button ejects DVD drive

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is fine so far. But every time I press left control button, my DVD drive ejects. It does not happen with right control button. I have searched for answers ...
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Installation Issues with Flash Drive

Ubuntu doesn't allow me to fully install it because at the end when it asks, "Ubuntu needs to restart. Would you like to do it now?", without hesitation I click continue. Upon rebooting it prompts me ...
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how to set up plex on ubuntu pc with external network synology nas as drive

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I've been trying to set up and run PLEX on an old Dell D620 running 14.04 LTS using a Synology DS214se networked with a NETGEAR S524 switch. At this point I am happy to do ...
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I cannot get in my drives

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop and installed ubuntu on it 3 days before - now when i shut down windows and switch to ubuntu cannot open my drives . it says windows still using my drives so it ...
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Cant change file permissions for External Drive- Steam Related

I use Chrubuntu and I have a extremely small amount off space on my computer I want to download steam but dont have enough space for my games. I heard you could download games onto a External Drive so ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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Peripherals work, but flash drives do not.

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I recently had issues with my mobo and PSU and both have now been replaced. Before the replacement my USB ports would only work with my mouse and keyboard, but did not ...