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

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btrfs mount options not working

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I converted my data drives with btrfs. I first did apt-get update before installing btrfs-tools. Unfortunately, that still only installed version 0.19 I can mount the ...
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Copy to Pen Drive - input/output error

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and having the following problem. I thought it might be a problem of my pen drive. But now I realise that it isn't. Because I tried with other pen drives and same problem is ...
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How to use ORI file sysstem on Ubuntu

How to use the new ORI file system on Ubuntu? Are there any documentations?
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Some image files won't be displayed by Apache, returns 500 error (file ownership/permissions)

I just copied all my files from one Ubuntu server to another, and everything works fine, except that Apache returns a "ERROR 500 - Internal Server Error!" on image files that on the old server was ...
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Read/Write F2FS file system

Currently I'm using 12.04.3 with Kernel 3.5.0-45 and would like to read/write a SD card with F2FS filesystem. It seems that I can't install f2fs-tools in 12.04 precise.
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Repairing after “mv /* ../”

After leaving my laptop with an open root shell on my desk (running ubuntu 13.10), some not so nice person bricked my system using "mv /* ../" Is there any easy way to fix this or am I better off ...
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Monitor all changes a program made during the installation

Ubuntu 12.04 64 I would like to monitor all changes a program make to my system during the installation and first startup. Is there any solution how i can monitor this? I checked out "iwatch" and ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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How to store LXC container's files in another folder

Well the answer seems to be given on https://help.ubuntu.com/13.04/serverguide/lxc.html#lxc-hostsetup page under Using a separate filesystem for the container store title but it doesn't work for me. ...
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What does the first character of UNIX mode string indicate?

I'm very familiar with linux file permissions, and special perms (sticky bit, suid, guid) But I don't know what the c stands for? Is it a permission, or something else? I've done some googling with ...
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Error on restart of computer (Unknown file system ; grub rescue)

I have a dual boot system having windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10, I was partitioning my disk size in windows 8 after that I restart my laptop facing error unknown file system grub rescue> I followed ...
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mounting /rofs of LiveUSB as rw partition,possibility ? How?

So what i know from what i see,the LiveUSB root directory reside on /rofs partition,and what i know it's a file named filesystem.squashfs and use loop partition table so basiclly it's an system image ...
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Tailing only updated line of file

I want to tail only the updated line of the file not entire content tail -F /path to file displays all the line from the file. I need to display only the new lines added to the file can anyone help ...
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“Error splicing file: Input/output error”

I recently obtained a Seagate Expansion 3TB external harddrive. I'm trying to copy over all of my stuff to prepare for reformatting and installing a new OS. A handful of my mp3s did not transfer when ...
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how do i fix my read only hard drive?

I did try dmesg now i't able write for a little bit and then it will go to read only this is it says when i make a folder Error while creating directory Untitled Folder. There was an error creating ...
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Difference between baobab and df/du

I have SSD drive. Baobab shows / uses 34.3 Gb, du -h / last line is 32G / df shows $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 103G 78G 20G 80% / none ...
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Beginner need help after shrink mistake

I have a RAID5 created with mdadm and over it I have created one LVM volume group with 3 logical volume on it. There is a few weeks I have shrink the larger logical volume to give more space to ...
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Which filesystem is this volume, I want to mount to an ubuntu server?

mount shows errors like wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.... I just tried to mount it as FAT mount /dev/sdf /home/ubuntu/sdf -t vfat ...
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4gb File Size Restriction on fat32 External HDD

I have an external 1tb HDD that is formatted in fat32. I use it to connect to my Blu-ray player, which has a USB port, to watch movies. Frequently, movie files are over 4gb and will not transfer to ...
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How to add a file somewhere in my $PATH list

How can achieve what you can see below? I read this question but did not succeed. My OS is Lubuntu 13.10 which is based in Ubuntu 13.10 You are technically ready to go, but there's one extra step ...
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What are the original default files contained in the /usr/share folder?

Can someone please just give me a list of the default files and folders that you would find in /usr/share folder after installation? You would not believe how difficult this is to find.
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Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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What is the use of the *~ files; are they some kind of default backup in Ubuntu/Linux? [duplicate]

I've noticed this *~ file gets created (hidden) whenever I edit a file; usually text document, scripts. Is it some kind of backup?!? as it seems so... However, I don't have a backup service configured ...
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HDD downsize after installing ubuntu [closed]

here is the big deal guys i was using windows with two partitions "C:" and "D:". After installing ubuntu "D:" partition is gone but totally gone -.- there was 500gb before installing ubuntu but i have ...
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Fix my read-only pen drive to read and wirte [duplicate]

My 8 Gb pen drive has suddenly change into read-only. In fact 2 pen drives have changed into read-only. I don't know about how the first pen drive changed into read-only, but with the second pen ...
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Properties pie chart of external hard drive does not update

I have an LaCie external hard drive which is 1TB big. I use it mostly for backups but lately I have found that it 'lies' about the size available. This is a screenshot of the properties dialog ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot to (initramfs) in windows?

The usual story. Brand new 12.04 installation, dual boot on Samsung Series 9 laptop. Previously had this setup working fine for more than a year. Unexpected reboot, and linux hangs at the purple ...
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Home Folder, mouse right click and click on folder all fail (ubuntu 12.04LTS)

It just happens recently without any sign. When I click on the Home Folder, nothing shows up. When I go to the desktop, the right click of the mouse doesn't do anything. It seems that the "folder" ...
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Recover data from corrupted Windows partition

I know that Windows file system is corrupted or missing...in fact I can't boot it and when trying to mount it with: sudo mount /dev/sda3 /temp/ -t ntfs i got NTFS signature is missing. Failed to ...
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Missing 50GB on my 100Gb harddrive

I have a 128GB harddrive formatted with the btrfs. However, for some reason I'm missing around half of the disk space. Do any of you have any idea of how to fix it? See this screenshot for details ...
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ubuntu 10.04 DHCP server upgraded and now severe problems

We have an Ubuntu server at work. It acts as a DHCP server for 5 machines connected to a private 172.x.x.x network for internet access. The machines netboot from an image on the server. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu: Files Deleted Abruptly. HDD Space is still Full. Ubuntu 13.04

Somedays ago I was trying to open some file. It shown some error like 'Can't Read the File'. I ignored this completely. Then Today to see what has happened I restarted my system. To my astonishment ...
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ls command very slow after deletion of thousand files on a directory

I have a dir under /home/myuser dir which an application stores and deletes millions of temporary files. When I do ls on this dir (now it only has a hundred files only) it is too slow (actually I do ...
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Difference between FUSE and VFS in linux?

What is the difference between VFS [Virtual File System] and FUSE [File System in User Space] in linux. I think, most of the popular OS today support VFS feature. I recently had a chance to go through ...
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Ubuntu telling me I need more Space

Ok, I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10, for a eMachines G640 with 64-bit AMD-processor, making it dual-boot with Windows 7 with a USB not CD. Didn't had problem installing it, booted nicely into Ubuntu but ...
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File says it doesn't exist but it is right there

I am doing some crypto testing with openssl on ubuntu 12.04 and I have a directory build with the following specs: $home/ demoCA/ certs index.txt serial openssl.cnf newcerts/ ...
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Just deleted 100GB of files, no extra free space. How do I get it back without rebooting?

There are other questions like this bumbling around the site (that I'm working through) but I'm in the strange position where I think I know what I'm doing but can't explain what's going on. I had ...
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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, and ...
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Cannot mount external HDD. Help!

I connected my external HDD to my TV and the TV did not recognize it. After that I can't open it on my computer any more. I tried fsck which kept asking more and more questions. Fearing that I would ...
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Recover from a corrupted filesystem when fsck do not help

Something went wrong with my filesystem, Ubuntu set it to read-only and now under Ubuntu Live Disc, fsck can't fix it. I'm running 13.04 and it won't boot - at startup, it just shows the grub rescue ...
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File System and Mount Point

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. The Partition that Ubuntu picked up on and tried to install on, wasn't big enough. I created a new partition but I need the File System that ...
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Netbeans problem with file permisions

After installing netbeans 7.40 and using it for java projects the following problem came up. After creating accidentally a class,when I try to delete it I get a message saying Error : permission ...
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Is it a problem in Wine: small and upper caps?

Is it a problem if a folder exists in Wine / PlayOnLinux twice? For example 'Music' and 'music' or 'Obse' and 'obse'. Shouldn't it be changed, because windows doesn't differentiate between small and ...
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How to check whether disk is unformatted?

Is there any way to check if a disk is unformatted? I am using df -lh /dev/sd* and mount to check device filesystem. But I am not sure whether this a good and and only way to check disk on a ...
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How do I get /proc/fs/cifs/Stats on 12.04.3 (cifsiostat not working)?

cifsiostat (from sysstat) does not work for me on 12.04.3. Most likely due to the fact that /proc/fs/cifs/Stats does not exist. All the other files expected there exist: ➜ ~ ls -l /proc/fs/cifs ...
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How to wipe all contents from my user account?

I'm on 12.04 desktop and was wondering if the following command would remove all the data from my user home directory as well as my trash can: rm -r /home/myUser/* If so, can someone confirm that ...
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Creating folders on an ext2 unjournaled drive

I'm currently trying to create a writeable folder on a ext2 drive. I took a usb drive and formatted it to ext3 using gparted. Then I went into terminal and wrote in sudo mkfs.ext2 -j -I 128 ...
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0 bytes of free space in home directory

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E4300 laptop. Also I'm a complete Noob on Ubuntu. Booting is without problems, and I can access the the login screen with a working graphical background. ...
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Mounting usb on NAND partiion

I want to write the uboot.bin to my NAND flash partiton i.e, on /dev/mtd0 So I copied uboot.bin file to USB. I need to mount USB on NAND. How to mount USB on NAND? So that I can use dd commamd to ...
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Gtk-WARNING : Calling Inhibit failed

My build in Wifi adapter doesn't seems to wake up after hibernation. I was trying to make some adjustment in the terminal to solve this problem, when I came across the following problem: ...