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

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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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Full disk encryption on multiple drives; ext4 and GPT partition table; enter only 1 key

I'm looking for a tutorial (with clear steps) similar to the following article, but using ext4 and GPT partition tables. Full disk encryption with Btrfs and multiple drives in Ubuntu · Bryce ...
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block bitmap and bg descriptor inconsistent

The error : [Sun Sep 6 11:15:56 2015] EXT4-fs error (device dm-0): ext4_mb_generate_buddy:757: group 113, block bitmap and bg descriptor inconsistent: 34 vs 33 free clusters [Sun Sep 6 11:15:56 ...
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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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My portable HDD cannot be mounted into filesystem — can't read superblock

I have a Seagate portable hdd 1 TB formatted fat32. Now I had no problems at the very beginning, but now I am getting the following error: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/zorobabel/EFI: ...
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Is there a way to find the LBAs for free blocks in ext4

tune2fs can show the number of free blocks. Is there a method/tool to find the actual logical block addresses for each free block? Thanks in advance
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Install a software throe wine on ntfs partition

I have a question I want to install windows software, but I do not have enough space on ext4 partition, so if I install the software on ntfs directory will the software run as it would run on ext/home ...
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Directory converted to a file

I have an external HD formatted to ext4. Somehow a directory is now showing up as a file (i.e. it is missing the 'd' in the attributes). fsck does not show any errors. I don't believe that the ...
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14.04 LTS Trim problem on an SSD

I own a Lenovo laptop with an M.2 NGFF slot. I put a 128 GB ZTC SSD card. This card is GPT partitioned and seen as sdb. I use it for the / which is EXT4 formated. Then I did a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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Change filesystem blocksize when installing 15.10

so, I'm very much out of my depth in the whole world of *nix here. I'm searching all over about file system block sizes, and I found this script which determines what I can tell are read-speeds with ...
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What is the right way to work with large external hard drives?

I own this external HD. When I sudo fdisk -l I'm given this output: zach@tux:~/code/bing$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support ...
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ext4magic most powerful syntax?

I am trying to recover some files on a ext4 partition. I use the ext4magic and I can recover some files but not all files. I have used the following syntaxes: ext4magic /dev/sdc1 -r -f ...
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recover lost files after online LVM resize

I did the following 5 days ago which may have triggered the problem. sudo lvextend -L +20GB /dev/vg1/filme sudo resize2fs /dev/vg1/filme Now I realize, that almost all files disappeared. Only the ...
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External EXT4 Partition vanished. Ubuntu 14.08

I've had partitions disappear before and been able to rebuild and recover, this time its different. I have a Seagate 200g drive that is a couple of years old and showing bad sectors. No problem, I ...
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How can I repair my LUKS / ext4 file system?

my computer was running the whole night and my only open windows where IntelliJ IDEA and Google Chrome. Today my file system seems completely corrupted. Linux Mint can't read any files and folders ...
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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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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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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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Bcache hangs on Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully setup my system to use bache in /home partition (200GB SSD partition as cache for 500 GB HDD partition). However, I keep receiving these messages: INFO: task bcache_writebac:222 ...
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Ext4 switching to read only mode

I have very frustrating problem. My server randomly switches / mount to read only without any pattern. Only message that I've found in logs is: htree_dirblock_to_tree:920: inode #14286877: block ...
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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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dd'ed the first 200MB of a HDD, is the filesystem recoverable?

In a moment of stupidity I let a script run dd on one of my (non backed up :() HDD's, 3TB in size. It had a single ext4 filesystem on it, which now won't mount. Things I've done so far (without ...
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How to expand the ext4 partition of virtualized Ubuntu running on top of CentOS/QEMU?

My company is running Xen--VMs run on top of CentOS/QEMU. Recently a customer using virtualized Ubuntu asked that his HDD space be increased. Now, with Windows, this is a joke. You type the new size ...
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Can't recover formatted Ext4 partition file system. :( Suggestions?

I've been at this for days now, so I'm hoping you can help me! Original setup: This is a 200GB firewire drive, originally formatted via Ubuntu 11.04 Disk Manager with a Master Boot Record, and a ...
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Why's Clonezilla not able to complete the backup of my HDD (ext4)

I have a single HDD with one single partition. What I need is to make an entire backup image of it and burn it to a DVD so that, in case of a messup, I can restore the entire HDD, as it was before. ...
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Permissions to access an encrypted external HDD

I have an external HDD which has an encrypted ext4 filesystem. When I plug it into one of my laptops and provide the encryption password, I get this popup box saying: You do not have permissions ...
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How to install Ubuntu Desktop on XFS or BRTFS using automatic partitioning?

Currently, when install Ubuntu Desktop, and by choosing automatic partition for a brand new hard drive, there is no way to select which file system will be used for it. It auto-selects EXT4 and the ...
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ext4 I/O Error after suspend - filesystem readonly

i am using ubuntu 15.10 with kernel 4.2.0-23-generic. It is installed on a compact flash card. Sometimes the system wake up and remount the root filesystem to readonly. I have to repair the filesystem ...
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Kernel fix for “file system becomes read-only” problem?

This is my first post to this list, but I've spent a lot of lurk time here; helpful place. Over the last 8 months I have encountered maybe 4 times a problem that can loosely be described as "an ext4 ...
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Cannot fsck or e2fsck to repair disk. dumpe2fs returns “Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.”

I've been dealing with this hard disk problem all day. External Seagate disk I've foolishly failed to back up still is recognized by PC but cannot be read. When I try to follow the steps here, it ...
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Cannot access ext4 partition

I created an ext4 partition using Disks application from Ubuntu Live CD But I cannot access it from my Ubuntu system on the same disk. It says: This location could not be displayed. You do not ...
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Wipe all erroneous inodes

My server recently crashed and left my raid6 with 8x4TB disks in a state where I had to force it to assemble. Two disks had event counters that were way behind, but the remaining 6 disks had the same ...
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partition - merge two ext4

I need to add free space into my linux partition. Actually I know how to resize NTFS partition but I can't merge with existing ext4. GPart doesn't work also GPartLive Please help
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How to get the metadata size in ext4?

i have one SSD drive and use whole partitions for my benchmark program. what i want to know is the size of metadata after some benchmark program. it's quite hard to know the number of data blocks ...
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installing (L)ubuntu 15.10 with ext4 native encryption on entire partition

I want to install (L)ubuntu from scratch and use ext4 native encryption to encrypt entire partition from root directory "/" down to the last file and have on that same partition installed the ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS won't boot on linode after disk resize EXT4 founded RO

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 on LINODE. I did a disk resize in the Linode GUI and it will no longer boot. This is what I see in the boot log: -- notice the weirdness around the EXT4 getting loaded RO but ...
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Recovering deleted files on EXT4 disk

I deleted some files and folders on a external disk which I now want to "undelete", the disk uses EXT4 which makes it realy hard for me to make tools like testdisk work. I am using ubuntu 14.0 and I ...
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Data recovery (importantly .lrcat files) after formatting ext4 partition to ext4

I wanted to do clean installation of Ubuntu, so I formatted previous EXT4 partition having / mountpoint from older Ubuntu release. I then changed my mind and installed new Ubuntu to another partition, ...
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Formatted Ubuntu partition with ntfs on windows

I was running a dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 till recently. I'd used my F: for linux and I accidentally forgot that and did a quick format on it into ntfs. I had a lot of code on linux that ...
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Fixing "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI5 (0,0,0) (sda) failed

The other day, I was using my gaming laptop (ASUS ROG G750JM) that I got last year when it froze up and shut itself off. When I tried to reboot it has a system 32 error message, since I don't have a ...
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unable to log-in normally in ubuntu 15.04

whenever i try to log in its always shows me accpi failed (AMD GRAPHICAL DRIVER). after sometimes its moved to emergency mode . after that i moving to recovery mode to bypass graphical error , i ...
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Pc wont boot, I'm kinda new to ubuntu and don't know what to do

So I'll press the power button and it will say: [0.482250] ACPI PCC probe failed. starting version 219 [1.938863] EXT4-fs (sda1): ext4_check_descriptors: Checksum for group 4017 failed ...
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Does not copy files on partitioned Hard Disk

Recently, I partitioned my SEAGATE 1 TB HDD into four portion (200GB, 200GB, 200GB and 300GB) by gparted. But while pasting any copied file to those disk, error occurred. Also while right click , ...
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VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

I'm using a Ubuntu 14.04 server. There are errors in the /var/log/syslog file, like this: Jun 26 11:25:36 compute4 kernel: [64813.543046] FAT-fs (nbd4): bogus number of reserved sectors Jun 26 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, ext4 remounts read-only 10-30 minutes after hibernate

After waking the laptop from hibernate, it successfully resumes. There are no errors in /var/log/pm-suspend.log and the filesystem is mounted read-write. After 10-30 minutes of regular use including ...
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fsck took only two seconds to report “clean”. What did I do wrong?

I booted a LiveCD (Ubuntu 14.04.2) and opened a terminal window. I used sudo lshw | more to determine that my usual boot volume was logically named /dev/sda1 . It's the primary partition on a 1 ...
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/proc/fs/jbd2/partition/history - how to enable?

I have the /proc/fs/jbd2/partition/info file that produces the summary of what happened in the partition's journal so far, but I am not able to see the history file. It doesn't exist. What should I do ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS restarts continuously

is my first time asking here, so, congrats for the forum, is very instructive! I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS (64bits), and when Im working with that, I don't know exactly why, it restart again ...
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Error mounting SCSI drive on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm trying to mount a SCSI Drive on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. To mount I entered this in the Terminal: geza@Server1:~$ sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb /media/sdb mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...