The ext4 or fourth extended filesystem is a journaling file system for Linux, developed as the successor to ext3.

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Cannot write on ext4 partition Ubuntu 14.04

I formatted the disk in my computer as ext4. Now I'm trying to make it readable and writable for any user on this computer. My entries in /etc/fstab look like this # Data partitions ...
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Running ubuntu from ext4 formatted USB drive?

The "Make Startup Disk" ubuntu utility sees it as writable only if it's fat formatted. If I format it to Ext4, it sees it as 0 free space and doesn't allow to click "Make startup disk" button. ...
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Main data drive giving I/O errors

My main data drive is throwing up all sorts of weird I/O Errors: (tail of dmesg output) [ 7081.267852] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled error code [ 7081.267856] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Result: ...
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I can't create both Swap and Ext4 partition

I installed Ubuntu using the dual boot method. My laptop is HP pavilion DV6. It has MBR on my HDD, so I'm limited to create 4 primary partitions. In Windows 8 I have used 4 primary partitions. In the ...
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what free percentage is good for a partition to maintain? [closed]

The use% of most my partitions (including /,/home, and two ntfs partitions shared between Windows and Ubuntu) are more than 90%. Now I plan to replace my hard drive with a bigger one, and install a ...
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how to exchange unusable space to ext4 in ubuntu 14.04 installer?

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 along side with windows 8 : when I try to create an ext4 partition after creating one ext4 and swap , remaining space changed to unusable how should I prevent ...
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Explanation of entries in dmesg log in Ubuntu Server 14.04

A few days ago I did a clean install of Ubuntu Server 14.04. Everything is working fine, but when my system boots I get these entries in dmesg log: [ 3.106082] EXT4-fs (dm-0): mounted filesystem ...
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Is it advisable to install Ubuntu on btrfs or ext4? [closed]

I used to install ubuntu on ext4 but I heard about btrfs. Is it advisable to use it for Ubuntu installation? What are the pros and cons?
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how to extend root (/) partition by freeing ext4 partition? [duplicate]

My root (/) partition is full and i want to extend my root file system by freeing extra memory present in other partition which is ext4. How to free some space with ext4 allocation and how to extend ...
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Unable to write to ext4, No space left on device?

After creating a folder in my ext4 partition, copying some data to it, then moving that whole folder to another drive, I became unable to add additional data to the ext4 partition when I boot into ...
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Where are the headers with IOCTL numbers for ext4?

I am looking for ext4.h, or another file that contains EXT4_IOC_*. There is nothing in /usr/include or /usr/src. I have linux-headers-generic installed. I am on Kubuntu 14.10. Where are the headers? ...
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Formatting 128GB SD card to ext4 with gparted

I am trying to format a SanDisk 128GB SDXC card plugged into the internal SD card reader on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 running Crouton. When I format to ext4 using gparted the operation never completes, ...
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What does the 'jekyll 2.4.0 | Error: Permission denied - /sys/fs/ext4/sda1/trigger_fs_error' mean

I am trying to run a Custom GitHub Pages with Jekyll, but every time when I run bundle exec jekyll serve I get the below error: jekyll 2.4.0 | Error: Permission denied - ...
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Partitioning my system [duplicate]

How can I create a 500 Mb partition formatted on ext4 via command line ? Is this possible ? I'm trying to get accustomed with the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Disabling Journaling in Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed Xubuntu (sometimes running Cinnamon, but I digress) and would like to disable journaling in order to make file-shredding the ext4 system partition more effective (non-system/app data is on ...
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What does the grey slice in disk usage represent?

When I right click on Properties for my ext4 partition I get the following pie chart: The meaning of the blue and white slices are fairly obvious, since they are in the legend to the right, but ...
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fstrim does not work (Ubuntu 14.04, ext4, Intel SSD 520)

I've been googling around for hours without having found an answer. I've found some hints, but they don't correlate with each other. $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep TRIM * Data Set ...
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Lost all files in root partition without formatting partition and delete operation, TestDIsk is not help?

I've Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my PC. Two system were in different disk. All disks are in GPT mode. I used one software, "Paragon ExtFS for Windows", which can mount EXT4-partition in ...
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Input/output error on mounted usb disk

I have an external usb disk mounted to my machine, and everything works fine for hours or days, but eventually I cannot access the disk anymore. When I try to list the mounted directory, I get ls: ...
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Cannot uninstall Ubuntu… boot problems

I've been trying to remove Ubuntu from a laptop (separate issue), but I've not been able... any suggestions will be appreciated. Here some details: Dell Inspiron laptop, 32 bit, no UEFI secure boot ...
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ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders

I had a problem using my old hard drive, so I'm willing to recover the files in it, but it is encrypted, and all the files and folders are named ENCRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED and some gibbberish... The ...
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Copy a file from one ext4 partition to other

I have two ext4 partition and I want to copy some files from one partition to other in GUI not using terminal, but it does not allow me to do so. It simply a root permission problem. I just want to ...
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Can't resize existing partition with gparted

I'm trying to resize my ext4 partition where my ubuntu (elementary os) is installed on. I started a ubuntu live cd and opened gparted, see screenshot There is no way to allocate the free space for ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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Format external hard drive to ext4 in command line [duplicate]

How do you format an external hard drive to ext4 via the command line in ubuntu?
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How do I create an EXT4 file system with block size 1024 and no reserved blocks from the command line?

How do I create an EXT4 file system with block size 1024 and no reserved blocks?
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Accidentally partitioned media drive as ext3 during install (was ext4), how can I recover?

I recently did a fresh install of ubuntu on a system with an old ubuntu install. I have a separate hard-drive which used to have a single ext4 partition, but during the install I accidentally selected ...
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New hard drive accessible to everyone

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 desktop The only way I've found out how to gain access to a second hard drive through nautilus is to re-install Ubuntu while the hard drive is in the computer. Then, when I go to ...
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How to migrate from ext4 to zfs root filesystem with separate ext4 boot partition?

I'm trying to change my root partition from ext4 to zfs (simple partition, without ZFS volume management functions) by moving all files in a live system (Ubtunu 14.04) from the ext4 partition to an ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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improve performance - NTFS to ext4

My laptop is 7 year old HP compaq with ubuntu 12.04. It was dual booting with windows partition. I was not using windows for the last 1 year and formatted and the windows drive and removed it. ...
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Formatting and Partitioning SSD Help?

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my netbook and was going through the things to do to optimize my SSD (https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd) Steps 5 and 6 tell me to partition ...
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Retrieve data from a FreeSpace volume [previously ext4 volume]

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, any thing you wish. I'm using an HP-ProBook 4540S 750 Gb HDD 4 Gb of memory Intel Core i3-3110M CPU 2.40GHz x 4 I'm a software developper,so I use to install 2 Ubuntu ...
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Copying files to external HD formatted to ext4

I have bought an external HD, transcend 2TB 2.5 and formatted it from FAT32 to ext4 since I work most of the time with ubuntu. Now when I want to copy files from my computer to the device I get the ...
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How to roll back failed gparted ext4 partition growth

I had a 12TB ext4 partition which I wanted to extend to 18TB. I've added the new disks to the RAID and after doing that I wanted to re-size the partition to occupy this new space. I started the growth ...
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orphaned inodes on root file system (ext4); persistent problem

On my trusty systems (VMs under vmWare, desktops, and laptops), we have the following issue. The root file system seems to have inodes that are never marked as "free". After a month of a working ...
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Is ext4 position independent and movable?

Does the data in an ext4 filesystem refer to absolute positions on the disk, or is it all relative to the start of the specific partition? I want to know this because I want to move an ext4 ...
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is source code for bash sufficient, when I want source code of ext4?

when I want to know the source code of ext4-filesystem (mkfs.ext4) - is it then sufficient to download the source code for bash ? - or do I need else source-codes after I did : sudo apt-get ...
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Is there anything that ext4. btrfs, or F2FS can do for a usb3.0 thumb drive that fat does not do? [closed]

I don't particularly care about cross platform. I have a thumb drive, and what to know if there is anything to gain from formatting it to ext4, btrfs, or f2fs. Thanks
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Why do ext2 and successors not need defragmentation?

The ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem family does not need defragmentation. What underlying design help this filesystem in not getting fragmented?
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What is the best freeware app for Windows to mount EXT4 partitions (from a GPT 4TB Disk) as RW, safely without corrupting the EXT4 partition? [duplicate]

My Computer is set up as Dualboot Windows and Ubuntu. I have 1 OS drive, and 1 hard drive with a /backup partition (which has all my family photos and data) and it is ext4. Also note... it is EXT4, ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount ext4 USB Stick as root

I recently formatted my new Sandisk USB Stick with linux from the default FAT32 to ext4. Unfortunatelly, when Thunar Automounts the stick, it is mounted as root and not as the current user, so if I ...
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fstrim does not work for ext4 as root

I have a SanDisk SSD P4 32GB and I use ext4. Ubuntu 14.04. I read that I should execute the trim command from time to time, however, this command doesn't work on my machine: # LANGUAGE=en_US:en ...
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How can I allow anyone to read/write files on a USB stick?

I've got a USB stick which is only used on Ubuntu machines, so is formatted ext4. The users on my machines have various user IDs, which means that a file created by a user on one won't necessarily be ...
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ext4 data recovery from gparted error

There is a number of other questions on this topic, however majority concerns formatted partitions or drive failure. In my case: During resizing and moving 2.7TB partition in Gparted, I encountered ...
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why is ext3 being used as disk format for most of linux and ubuntu and not other file systems [closed]

Can anyone explain why is ext4, ext3 or ext2 disk formats that have been used in Ubuntu as default and not others. Are there any advantages or disadvantages over other? If so, what?
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ext4 File System got damaged due to improper write

This is what happened, I inserted my (important) external HDD into a RedHat 6 machine, did my task's, unmounted the drive via Nautilus, and physically detached the drive from the machine (and now I ...
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Why is btrfs slower than ext4, and why would I want to use it in an ubuntu install? [closed]

At this time (August 2014); having been following the benchmarks for btrfs on Phoronix,(http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home) and have been seeing on the aggregate; slower performance than ext4; ...
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Suspending with root on USB

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 from a root file system on USB storage. This is not working well, because after wake up from suspend, ext4 will frequently try to write to the root file system ...
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How to extend EXT Partition of Ubuntu

I've Dual booted Ubuntu in PC by shrinking the C: drive actual size of c: drive ntfs is 100 GB and Ext partition is 15 Gb now I'm thinking to extend the size of EXT where Ubuntu is installed without ...