Questions dealing with Ubuntu's layout of files, permissions, and files that reside in special locations on disk.

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Filesystem check or mount failed. dpkg too many errors

My ubuntu does not boot anymore. I have checked the sources.list and have 14.04.3 LTS (trusty) in it. But it seems that it failed during an upgrade. I have a similar error like this Filesystem check ...
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Removing duplicate volume group with missing physical volumes

I was working with some maintenance folks to try and replace a dead hard drive on a station running RHEL5 (old, I know...). Instead of getting some brand new drives, they used some drives from an old ...
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list files or dirs starting with 'jre'

I need to list files and dirs with names starting with jre (small and capital letters are allowed). When I execute: ls | grep jre ...it greps just low capital letters and gives output with jre not ...
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How to sync two folders on my machine, in one directional syncing?

I have a set-up in which I create a certain file, and subsequently move it into a storage area for that type of file (folder A). There is another folder on my machine where I must also copy the file ...
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Install LAMPP / XAMPP not as root

I've installed LAMPP and that worked fine. It was installed in /opt/lampp/. But now I need to install it again (I uninstalled it) NOT as root, in which case I don't have to sudo everything. ...
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Where is the changelog downloaded to?

After running (where <package> is replaced with the name of the package whose changelog you want): apt-get changelog <package> Where is the changelog downloaded to? And what happens ...
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Where are file properties stored on the actual file system?

I am creating a program that takes a hexdump of a file, so that I can then transmit that somewhere, and have the file reconstructed, however the hexdump is only of the file contents, I also need to ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to respect no read, write, or execute permissions for others set by chmod and Nautilus

I do not want to give 'others' read, write, or execute permissions in certain directories or folders. i.e. /home/me/test I am running 14.04.3 desktop. I have navigated to the folder, selected the ...
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Move files preserving symbolic links

I have some files on an external hard drive, to which I keep soft symlinks in my home folder (many links, not just one). I need to move some of the original files to another hard drive, and I want to ...
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16 TB what filesystem I should use

I need a 16 TB volume by 6 drives x 4TB. I use the last version of ubuntu. I need the filsytem very stable. How I can created this volume. I should use ext4, xfs, zfs, btrfs, with mdadm ? Thanks a ...
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Gedit not preserving extended attributes on file edit

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Example: When i edit a text file in ...
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How does an encrypted file system stay reasonably fast?

I want to encrypt my file system and wondered can my file system stay as fast as it would be without any encryption? If so why, if not how does this affect the read/write operations?
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Where are the files of my /home directory?

I have reinstalled my system after facing some crashing issues with my software. I have a separate / and /home When I am running df -h I obtain: root@sougata-SATELLITE-L750:/home# df -h Filesystem ...
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Low Disk Space on “Filesystem root”

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME, and every time I restart the computer it tells me the volume "Filesystem root" has only x MB disk space remaining. I checked with sudo df -h and sudo find / -size ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Why do I need the x permission to cd into a directory? [duplicate]

ls -la prints the following: drwxrwxrw- 2 www-data www-data 4096 Aug 12 11:04 files My username does not belong to www-data. When trying to cd into files I get a "permission denied" though the ...
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Drive not showing up

Every time I start my ubuntu and do a "ls" in "/media/my_username" directory my drive D: is not showing up,but after when I enter the D: using GUI and doing a ls it shows up,can any one help!
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How to prevent Ubuntu from mounting a partition it founds?

Adding a static fstab record for a particular partition effectively prevents automatic mounting logic to work with and it works great when I want the partition to actually be mounted (in a place I ...
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lots of weird behavior regarding file system [closed]

It all started with Psycopg, I was having problems with my database so I figured I'd re-create it and load the latest backup. I ran dropdb database and got an error about not being able to connect to ...
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usb read-only in gui, but works fine from terminal (12.04)

From all that I've read on-line, it appears I have a new twist on the usb-read-only problem. When I first tried a new usb drive, whenever I tried to drag-drop a file into it, I got the error message ...
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File disappeared after cutting name when renaming

I use Ububtu 15.04 with Unity interface. While I was editing a file's name, I accidentally selected the entire name (without the extension) and pressed ctrl+x and Enter. The file disappeared. Where ...
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Cannot find my documents everthing else is intact

I am doing a system recovery and cannot find my saved game file which was located in. My documents file are gone, and that's the one thing I need to recover, where on earth did my documents go? I ...
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fast/easy file system snapshot

I am working in a lot of team projects and usually team members come to my computer in an attempt to help and they ruin my workspace. My workspace for a project spans folders in different locations. ...
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Is there any Way to Hide/Unhide a file except using . in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Wanna Hide/Unhide an Item/File/Folder but not Using Period (.) In Cmd (Windows) attrib command is available to do so.Hence any command like that in Terminal. Any Keyboard Shortcut for that?
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Understanding linux file system modes

I've read through over 10 articles, and am trying to wrap my head around the linux file system. There is one point I am trying to get that I can't figure out. Forgive me for sounding very dumb: When ...
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error:unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue

I did my best to look at all the other "duplicate" questions out there but nothing has helped. Here's what's happening: I think my laptop ran out of power and shut itself off (while the lid was ...
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How to move /media to another disk device?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on a PC with one registered (admin) user called "john". When I run df, the results are: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 checking an ext4 partition on every boot

I have gone through other posts similar to my question, but i tried all solutions/ or their methods dont apply to my case. there is no /forcefsck file on my system. fstab contents: ...
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VirtualMode to remove MSDOS filesystem files in Ubuntu?

I have a MSDOS memory card where I would like delete files by my Ubuntu installation. I run on those files sudo rm /media/masi/g0399/DCIM/video.mp4 but I get a filesystem error that the filesystem is ...
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How to create a snapshot of an encrypted btrfs @home subvolume?

We are using btrfs for its snapshot capabilities so we can backup user home directories. The user home directories are encrypted with encryptfs. We run sudo btrfs subvolume snapshot /home ...
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fsck wont fix efs partitions

I have some efs drives that I am attempting to repair the file-systems of. when I run fsck, it returns with an error essentially saying the device isn’t e2fsck. I looked in synaptic for efs support, ...
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12.04LTS -> 14.04LTS “lost” all my files

I recently got into a problem with a package saying another copy was running even on a fresh boot (in 12.04). I recklessly decided to accept the update manager's recommendation to move to 14.04LTS. ...
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Where to put downloaded files on filesystem (14.04)

I'm new to running ubuntu as a desktop. I've managed a linux (non ubuntu) server for quite a while now. But, I've just been barely getting by. I am scared I'll mess something up and cpanel/whm is ...
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Messed up sharing files between Linux 14.04 and Windows7 (dual boot) - Error 0x80070570

I'm new to Linux. Recently, I started dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. They are both installed on separate disk partitions and there's an NTFS disk partition (700GB), where I store my files in ...
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Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD

Error to begin with, can't boot I had to do a hard reboot of my computer, and when booting up it (initramfs I think) gave an error: mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed: ...
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Why the tar file is so big? [closed]

I created a tar file of a directory. The directory is a few MBs big. The tar file has a size of more than 150 MBs!!! I created the tar file with the command: tar -cf <tar filename> ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Root Filesystem Full

My root filesystem seems to be full even though my /home directory still has a lot of space. Output from df -h: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg0-root 19G ...
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How to format USB stick for car audio system?

UPDATE: The pendrive was for my parents. When I got a chance, I got it formatted from a Windows machine at my friend's house. I can't try any suggessions in the comments or answers, because I have ...
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Alternative to Thunar that can access Android fs (Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T700) via USB

I've spent one frustrating hour trying in vain to get Thunar to access the files ystem of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T700 via USB. I'm now fed up with Thunar1, and I'm ready to give it the ol' ...
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Why is g++ installed at usr/bin and not in usr/local/bin

I'm trying to understand the file structure of Linux systems.(At least basic parts). Now, according to this answer, /usr/local - directory is for read-only files installed by the local administrator ...
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Is there a default folder for sharing files with other users?

For files that I want to share with all users on a system is there a folder where by default they have read access? If I have to create one, is there a best practice location for it?
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How to properly move /home from separate partition into / partition?

I have two logical volume which one is used for / and another one for /home. The thing is now I want to have /home to be not separated from the /. I want to use the logical volume which I use for / to ...
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High load when playing music files audio or video

Why do I keep getting high loads when I play music videos and audio files? Sometimes the computer hangs and everything stops working because of filesystem corruption and I have to repair it before am ...
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// , Why does my .ecryptfs folder disappear?

// , sudo ecryptfs-recover-private and rsync -aP both recognize the presence of my /home/.ecryptfs/nathanusername/.Private directory, and operate on that directory. rsync recognizes it as shown in ...
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Make/Remove USB Storage Devices as Read Only

I just gave my 32GB flash stick to record the VDO for me. After that, I can only see the stuff in it. No delete or cut. It is set as "Read Only", and basically useless... Apparently this my /dev/sdb1 ...
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Root partition filling up

Ubuntu just printed the message "Partition "/" almost full. 600MB remaining" I am running Ubuntu 15.04 I have checked the root partition a few times since that occurred and it was filling up more and ...
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root file system mounts as read only after some time

My root (/) file system get remounted as read only after the system has been up for some time. This seems to vary from 3 hours to 48 hours. This system is running Ubuntu desktop 14.04. Its primary ...
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How to change FileSystem from, msdos to ext3/ext4 on a specific drive

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and I have recently added a new 480Gb+ SSD drive. When I attempted to install a program onto the drive it wouldn't allow it to happen and a error would occur. I ended up ...
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Where did blender generate the system-info.txt file?

Today I launched Blender and asked it to generate system info as I was curious what this button what do: And after pressing that this came up: I also got this in Terminal: Info: System ...
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Recover Directory Links

I've just erroneously launched this command: rm -R symbolic_link_to_dir and now if I go to DIR I can't see the content folders anymore. Fortunately if I enter with my FTP I can see all of the ...