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

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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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How to move the header files and binaries in FileSystem?

I have downloaded Imlib package in Home folder and perform the make there only. Now, my code where I am using #include "Imlib.h" is not able to find it. So how can I move the header files and binaries ...
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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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If linux can support NTFS file system then why cannot it be installed on same?

After learning basics of installation and types of file system, I found that Linux(Ubuntu) can open,create and delete file on an NTFS file system, where as windows can't even see ext series! so my ...
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What is dummy filesystem?

I tried df --help command to generate the man-page for help on df command and I am stucked with a unknown term Dummy filesystem This line in df manpage is where I get to know the term first time -a, ...
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How do I cat / rm a file called “-v”? [duplicate]

I have a file named -v: $ls -hl (...) drwxrwxr-x 2 segticfnd segticfnd 4096 Set 28 2012 Ubuntu One/ -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 180 Fev 12 11:53 -v drwxr-xr-x 5 segticfnd ...
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Use/See whole the flash memory space [closed]

When we bought a N Giga Byte flash memory, the free space that the OS provide for us, is less than N GigaBytes. For example, for a 2 GB flash memory, total space that we can use, is 1.86 GB. As far ...
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can ubuntu work with ntfs file system partitions?? i mean could it read and write its contents or not?

i am thinking of switching to ubuntu,,, here are some things that i am concerned about: does ubuntu supports the usage(read/write) of previous data (from windows formatted NTFS drives) or i have to ...
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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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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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Importance of Swap Partition

What is the purpose of a swap partition? How do I know I have just enough swap partition? Not too much/little. My Ubuntu PC is used for typical stuff: Web (email, facebook, etc.) Some movies ...
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Uninstalling Window and using Ubuntu as the only OS [duplicate]

I do all my task in Ubuntu. How will I be able to remove the Windows8 using ubuntu? I don't want to see Windows8 name displayed in the grub menu. And I want Ubuntu to be started in the first hand ...
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After mounting an exFAT drive under linux I am now unable to mount in on my Mac

I used sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse to be able to mount an exFAT drive under linux. This worked perfectly. However, the partition is now not visible on my Mac anymore! Did the ...
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best ubuntu samba guide [closed]

after trying the official Ubuntu samba guide and failing, then a youtube video guide and failing to make samba work, I am asking all of you which one is best as there are so many to choose from. I ...
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How to hide a(n) (NTFS) partition from ubuntu

I need to hide an NTFS partition from listing in the nautilus. How can I achieve that? Is there any tool to do that? And how can I hide files in ubuntu (except . operator)
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Ubuntu installation - the attempt to mount a file system failed

When installing Ubuntu, right after partitioning, I get the following error: the attempt to mount a file system with type ntfs in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition #4 (sda) at /windows failed. What does ...
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Read-only SD cards

I've got an IcyBox USB hub/card reader combo in my computer, running Ubuntu 12.10. It's got an issue with SD cards. It always mounts them read-only, regardless of the write-lock switch. This is ...
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ecryptfs mounts as read only

I did the following (http://haridas.in/how-to-put-encrypted-contents-on-cloud-storages.html), and after mounting, the mounted dir is read-only filesystem: I created two dirs: one to /home/user/dir1 ...
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filesystem types for partitions [closed]

I am going to dual-boot install Ubuntu1 10.04 on my laptop with Windows 7. I was wondering what filesystem types (such as ext2, ext3, ext4, ReiserFS and whatever might come into mind) are ...
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How to know where plugged device was mounted?

For example I have 3G modem. When I plug it in USB port it becomes /dev/ttyACM0. How can I see if device is really connected at all, what proper commands to see listings of connected devices (not ...
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How to mount a yaffs2 filesystem

I have a .img file that uses the yaffs2 filesystem (an Android partition image) that I want to mount. I can't seem to do it with the mount command. How can I do this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I ...
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How To Get List Of Files From Audio CD Bash Terminal

I've been using VLC with command line batch files for years to rip audio cds. I just tried writing a similar bash script in Ubuntu 14.04 and was surprised--I can't figure out how to get a list of ...
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Weird folder names in Linux (Ubuntu)

I have a few questions. Some things are bothering me, and maybe if I can understand why they are a certain way, I can rest my mind a bit. In Windows, about 95% of folder and file names make sense. ...
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Why do I get more free space than ext4 after formatting in XFS?

I've bought a 1TB external hard drive and after formatting the entire drive in ext4 Nautilus says there are 934.3 GB of free space. I've also tested formatting the drive in XFS, and in this case ...
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How can I resize an active LVM partition?

I am quite new to LVM and I'm uncertain about what is happening here. I was not the one to initially setup this machine. There is a harddrive of 1tb in size and an LVM partition of only 50gb in size. ...
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Can't access files in internal HDD

I've been trying to get Plex to recognize my internal hard drive. After searching google, I came across this walk-through to mount the HDD in another directory in /mount/ I was getting a similar ...
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Wammu - USB Device Name?

I'm trying to get to my phone's filesystem through USB in Wammu, but I'm stuck in the configuration wizard when it asks for a USB device name. After about an hour of Internet searching, here are the ...
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Do write permissions for my running daemons change if I log out?

I have the following issue. I'm running a daemon (darkcoind) which writes everything it needs to a directory under my $HOME path in ~/.darkcoin. As long as I'm logged in, everything works fine and I ...
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NTFS file system never clean in Disk Utility, while ext4 and fat are, Ubuntu 12.04

I have the LG 47LN5708 TV which supports only the FAT and NTFS file systems. I want to playback a movie file of 4.7 GB using the USB port of the TV, so I can't use the FAT file system, since it 'only' ...
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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Why cant I create a directory in /sys

I'm learning Ubuntu and experimenting with things. I noticed I couldnt create a directory within /sys Is this a special directory or something? Are there other types of directories? (I did a sudo ...
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how to permanently change ownership of a file? [duplicate]

When I change ownership of /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness with chown its ownership changes again to root after system startup.
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How can I prune my BTRFS backups?

I have a BTRFS backup system where I take daily snapshots (btrfs subvolume snapshot) and serialize them into incremental change files based off the previous days backup (btrfs send -f backup.date ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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SSD Size Dissapearing

I recently have been low on SSD space, I can usually manage with very little space. Today I decided to try to create a Windows VM on VirtualBox. I did a "df -h" to check my disk space left and it ...
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Can't acess windows files and folders after delete crash report[dual-boot 7 & 14.04]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 successfully. And I did access windows files and flowers from Ubuntu(i.e I can see every drives from 14.04). Few days ago I got problem that is ...
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Can't get persistent filesystem with Live USB

I have been trying to create a Ubuntu LiveUSB drive with a persistent filesystem, as I will need to use this same operating system with the same softwares and configurations in different machines. I ...
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No space left on lvm

I resized my lvm partition on my harddisk, to make space for another (system) partition. Now, I can mount and access the files on the lvm, but I try to create something new, I get the error, no space ...
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Mounting virtual shared folder - mount succeeds, but any access to folders hangs

I have been using the following script to mount virtual box shared drives in my guest Ubuntu (with host Windows) #!/bin/bash # Mounts all known drives shared via virtual box # ...
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Many files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ corrupted; how to recover

When I run sudo apt-get (anything), I invariably get this error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'thunderbird-gnome-support' is missing final newline E: ...
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Find a file in Ubuntu

So My friend wanted to play Grand fantasia with him so I had downloaded it previously on windows, once the windows broke and I went to ubuntu I wanted to try and install it onto ubuntu thinking I ...
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Windows can't view secondary Ubuntu hard drive files

Currently I have two hard drives on my laptop one has Windows 8.1 on it and the second one has Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is when I boot into Ubuntu I can view and modify files on my Windows hard ...
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How come you can put a question mark in file names?

In Windows, you cant put a ? in a file or directory name, because they are reserved characters for PHP GET functions and wildcards. But in Ubuntu, I can. I can name a file "lol?.txt" and access it ...
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name of the file from /proc that is used to pass information from boot-loader to kernel

I am revising for LPI exam ,and i cannot know this information which is : the name of the file resides in /proc that is used to pass information from boot-loader to kernel ?
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How can I use RAM storage for the /tmp directory and how to set a maximum amount of RAM usage for it?

After seeing the comment by Anonymous on the question How is the /tmp directory cleaned up?, I found that it would be a great idea to implement on my system, since I have 16GB of RAM and I never used ...
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How to configure DFS Name Space in Ubuntu

Hi to all my fellow Techies... I want to know whether it is possible to do DFS Namespace in Ubuntu? As with the present system I have a folder shared from my Ubuntu where all my users access them via ...
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Ubuntu is misbehaving severely

Things I open, close randomly (while still running in the background as processes). Apt-get keeps returning directory does not exist and locked directory errors. The OS was unable to find the /tmp ...
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Recover a mbox file from a overwritten btrfs partition

I had 14.04 on a hard drive using btrfs as the file system. One morning, the file system randomly failed and I couldn't boot into it anymore. I loaded up a live CD and extracted all the files I needed ...
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Gtk-WARNING : Calling Inhibit failed

I was trying to use gedit, when I came across the following problem: myPC@TM77:~$ sudo gedit /etc/pm/config.d/config (gedit:12512): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/myPC/.config/ibus/bus is not ...
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File Permission In www/html Directory For Security

How can I give permission to directories and files in www/html for security. This files have an .js , .php , .sh extensions.They execute in www/html by apache's user(mine is www-data). When I give ...