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Ext4 going wild

All of my main hard drive Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6Gb/s 250GB ST3250312AS ( 2 years old ) going wild. It has started from 28 June 2014. Partitions sda1(root), sda5(home), sda7(var) caught this from ...
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Is my harddrive broken?

I've got a new 4TB drive. My old (2TB) drive was NTFS formatted. I formatted my new drive with a single 4TB partition to ext4. I've moved content of my old drive to the new drive to format my old ...
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ext4 partition of a 1TB hdd keeps slowing down when in use

I have a 1tb hard disk that has 3 partitons, a 890 ext4 partition and 2 ntfs partitions that add upto around 70gb Accessing the 2 ntfs partitions is fast and read and write operations on them are ...
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Using part of an external hard drive for ubuntu and another part for windows

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on, partioned as 150gig for ubuntu and 2gig for swap space. The remaining memory is free. What I am wanting to do is use the ...
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How long does ubuntu take to create ext4 journal;ing file systems for 500Gb drives?

I have a new server with four new 500Gb rotary hard drives. I am installing Ubuntu 14.04LS from a bootable USB flash drive. I asked Ubuntu to format the HD's with ext4 journaling file systems. Three ...
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Can't mount HDD /wrong fs type, bad superblock

I have browsed the many other questions related to my question, there seems to be many solutions for others, but not for me, when I try to mount my HDD using: sudo mount /dev/sdd ...
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Writes occurring to fresh ext4 partition every second endlessly. Cause and solution?

I've an external 500GB HDD connected to my Laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04. I've formatted the external drive with one ext4 partition which spans the entire disk. My problem is that the disk makes ...
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Can't solve: ext4 file system creation failure Ubuntu 12.04

This seems to have been covered a lot before, but none of the solutions seem to help. It's the usual getting this error message while installing. The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of ...
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How do I create and tune an ext4 partition from the command-line?

PARTITIONING (e.g. fdisk) What are some useful commands used for partitioning an additional hard drive from the command-line? Since most published guides steer towards GParted and other graphical ...
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mounting external hard drive EXT4: “the unlocked device does not have a reckognizable filesystem on it”?

I'm having problems mounting ext4 partitions(inside a LUKS partition) in external drives. The drives are fine, there is no problem whatsoever with the drives and no filesystem corruption. This ...
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mkfs.ext4 parameters

I have a question about the ext4 filesystem and in specific about the tool mkfs.ext4. mkfs.ext4 -j -O extent <device> What does -j really do? In the manual it says that it creates an ext3 - ...
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Question regarding drives

I am a new Ubuntu user who has spent a lot of time on Windows. A very common practice for me on Windows was making two drives, C: and D: , storing installs/files in C:, and I used D: for backup or if ...
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Unable to mount Secondary Harddrive

My primary hard drive is a SSD and is boot essential drive. I have a 1.5 TB hard drive (HDD) in my computer which is partitioned: 440 GB for my Ubuntu as ext4. Today when I booted up I got an error. ...
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EXT4 Filesystem seems to have disappeared

I previously had an LVM consisting of a few different drives, including two 4TB Seagate USB's. I migrated my data off the drives. Copy -> Shrink -> Copy -> Shrink Once the drive was removed I ...
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very high IOWait + extremely slow hdparm -tT

I have been running 12.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook E751 for almost a year without any problems, and then several days ago I noticed a very high CPU IOwait that makes the system poorly responsive ...
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Does copying files from NTFS to EXT4 degrade/corrupt the files?

The reason I ask is I am very new to Ubuntu, but I want to get into mobile development. I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8 but it just doesn't run quite as well as I would expect so a friend ...
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ntfsresize -b -f not working chkdsk /r freezing

I've got a failing hard drive. Don't have the funds atm to buy a new hard drive. So I need to hold up. My main operating system is now ubuntu which is able to run the hard drive fine without any ...
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Hard Disk Formatting Error

so here is the situation.. I installed Ubuntu, pretty sweet.... all was going well till i tried to install an application " LPCXpresso IDE for ARM micro controllers" now the PC hung up as soon as the ...
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NTFS vs EXT4 behavior on a HDD with a bad block

Anyone have a guess as to why a HDD, formatted to EXT3, failed showing a bad block, and when wiped and reformatted (just to test) gave errors in gparted for every file type except NTFS? The drive ...
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Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have ...
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Why is disk usage greater than the size of all files on it?

I have a 3TB HDD. In the properties screen of the HDD, it says that I have used 471.4GB, but when I select all the files in nautilus, it says that 321.0GB is selected. If I only have 321.0GB of ...
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Installed ubuntu over windows vista..cant reinstall windows [closed]

I recently used the "compress hard drive" option within windows. i got the horid "boot mngr is compressed" after the restart. i tried booting my system back to windows vista but it doesnt read the cd ...
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How to best check my hardware (mem and HD) for errors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I check my RAM and harddrive for errors? Lately, I have been experiencing problems using an Apple (macbook pro 3,1 2GB ram) with Natty installed. In three ...
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Mounting ddrescue image after recovery (in over my head)

I'm having problems mounting the recovery image. I've tried to mount the image multiple ways. quark@DS9 ~ $ sudo mount -t ext4 /media/jump1/1recover/sdb1.img /mnt mount: wrong fs type, bad option, ...
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Formatting a 1T storage drive ext4 how much should i leave free to avoid problems?

While browsing the net about formatting my 1T hard drive as ext4, I read about people completely filling their drive and being unable to mount. How much can I fill it to safely? Even 95% wastes 50 GB! ...
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Moving 11.10 complete system to a new bigger Harddisk

I would like to move my current installation of Ubuntu 11.10 to a bigger harddisk, since the old one is failing. I would like to avoid solutions like dd block copying (since there would be unused ...
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Disks constantly spinning no matter what I do (jbd2). I'm on the brink of insanity

My disks have been spinning for months. It started with Ubuntu 11.10, and continues with 12.04. I can't figure out how to stop it. I've looked at various folks suggestions online about ext4 commit ...
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EXT4-fs: previous I/O error to superblock detected [closed]

i have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my usb hdd. The problem i am getting is this: ext4 (sdb6): previous i/o error to superblock detected buffer erronr on device sdb6. logical block 0 I have been told ...
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Ubuntu Natty Froze when copying files to my Ext4 External Drive, files can be recovered if corrupted?

I heard that Ext4 Was more stable in these conditions, but how can I be sure that my files didn't get corrupted in the process? I heard that because of Ext4 journaling file that the files aren't very ...
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Cannot mount disk at all. Detailed explanation, Need help

I can no longer mount an extra internal hard drive on my Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit system. I could up until a few days ago. I think this has something to do with the problem ---- I had added a line at the ...
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used space in a new empty partition

I've created an extended partition (ext4) on one of my hard-disks. here is what it looks like: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdc5 158G 5,9G 144G ...
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Odd issue,Wubi Installation won't boot, when another ext4 drive is plugged?

It's an odd issue, i installed Ubuntu 11.04 trough Wubi yesterday,it actually worked unlike the last time i tried to when it didn't boot at all. But there is one thing that bugs me, see, i have 2 ...