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

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wrong file system type passed to fsck

My Ubuntu hanged today while it was downloading, as it was unresponsive for long i shut it down forcefully . Later when i switched it on, it was not coming up so i used a live cd to fix the file ...
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Where can I find the directory structure and important files paths explained?

Server only therefore console only. I assume it must be somewhere in /usr/share/doc/ ? http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ (Filesystem Hierarchy Standard)
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Ubuntu server with btrfs root and confusion with the @ symbol in subvolume path

Please note the following commands: user@ubuntu:~$ sudo btrfs subvolume create /srv/audio Create subvolume '/srv/audio' user@ubuntu:~$ sudo btrfs fi show Label: 'BTRFS_STORAGE' uuid: ...
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My encfs folder three times larger than original

Recently I've noticed sudden grown of size of my encfs folder. Size of data 2.3 Gb, size of encfs folder is 6.6 Gb. What could cause this? This is how mount output looks like: /dev/sda6 on / type ...
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Value too large for defined data type

I need to burn a ISO (3.3GB in size) using Brasero using my Ubuntu machine, however when I try to do it which the ISO is saved in my Portable USB Drive with NTFS file system, Ubuntu 64-bit says: ...
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How to remove the preview image on video and picture files in foldes?

I would like to have that setup like in windows where just the file names are showing and not any small picture of the image or video preview of the file. this is all when browsing in folders :) ...
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How do I guard ubuntu for power outage?

I develop industrial equipment with embedded PC and Ubuntu 12.04.3. Web server(apache) and DB(sqlite) running automatically when I turn on this PC. User can't shutdown in the correct sequence. ...
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Linux name sorting order?

In Windows I could name a folder foobar as _foobar and it would appear on top of a sorted list in the file explorer. What prefix should I use for the same effect in Linux. And what is the default ...
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how to mount file type

I have recently imaged some floppy disks to img files. the disks had some bad blocks. So I am trying to figure out the File system type, so that i can mount, and repair the files. I tried $ sudo ...
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Which is better for a home media server: zfs or btrfs or LVM/md? [closed]

I'm looking at building a new home server and would like a flexible filesystem. Both btrfs and zfs are interesting. I want to be able to do soft raid and have flexible solution allowing me to expand ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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Datarecovery Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while opening filesystem

I have following problem: i accidently deleted some files on my ubuntu. When i try to use debugfs to recover my files i get following error: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short ...
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Finding out what files are missing on my computer

Something weird has happened to my Ubuntu and some files are missing. Syslog says: syslog Now I wanna find out what files are missed or preferably even damaged. I think there must be some way doing ...
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Problem after last update2

After install last update I can not open my Download folder it closed automatically. Sys Log is 8 sandipan-020283 kernel: [ 705.231744] show_signal_msg: 147 callbacks suppressed Feb 23 14:31:48 ...
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Resize Partitions on A Remote Server

I have two partitions, one is about 1.8TB (home) and the other is 20GB (root). I want this to be the other way round, 1.8TB (root) and 20GB (home). I've been reading for some time, but am struggling ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - No Ext2/Ext3 Available

I need to make a DCP (digital cinema package) for a short film of mine. Digital projectors read ext2 or ext3 formatted drives best, so using a Mac I put Ubuntu on a CD and have been booting up the ...
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Does encrypting home folder during the installation also encrypt other user's home folder after the fact?

If I were to select the option to encrypt my home folder when installing Ubuntu, then does Ubuntu automatically encrypt other user's home folder that I create after I installed Ubuntu?
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How can I get a list of all folders and files opened in last month?

How can I get a list of all folders and files I opened in the last month? Preferably in the command line, with the date included. I am newbie on linux by the way. Thanks
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5.25" floppies won't mount

I have received some research that is on 5. 25" floppies. My mobo supports 5. 25" disks, and, I have the disk drive. I am not trying to use this media long term, I just want the research data. Update ...
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Cleanly shutdown on read-only root partition - cant sudo

My /dev/sda dropped out for some reason on my server box (12.04.4). This made Ubuntu remount it as RO which is fine but now I cannot shutdown the system cleanly. Is there any way to deal with this? ...
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How can force a bash script to execute in www, and not executing in filesystem/*?

I have some .sh bash scripts which creates some directories, downloads some sourcefiles via SVN and so on. The scripts works every well, but it annoys me that they are performing the action in ...
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How to show some files at the top of the list in Ubuntu

I want to name a folder so that it is displayed at top (first place) in Files (file manager) if the folders are sorted alphabetically by name. With what to prefix the folder name in Ubuntu so that my ...
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How to jump to file in folder based on starting letter

Let say I have a folder with several subfolders How can I quickly select the folder NATUR. In OS X I can just hit n on my keyboard and it jumps to NATUR. What is the equivalent in Ubuntu?
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How to mount an image (.img) and find out the filesystem type as a disk in Ubuntu?

I've tried to do mount -o loop file.img /mnt/img but it asks me the mount: you must specify the filesystem type then I could edit and unmount normally umount /mnt/img/ How do I check the ...
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Is there a way to make Thunar display “recursive” file size?

I'm using Thunar 1.6.3 and currently when I'm looking at a bunch of folders it looks something like this: Folder 1 8,2 kB Folder 2 4,1 kB Folder 3 4,1 kB Folder 4 0 kB ...
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mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem

In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy But run ...
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Does Ubuntu have a repair disk similar to Windows repair disk?

You'll only understand my question if you have used Windows and Windows repair disk before. That disc repairs everything automatically, almost no command line, no debugging, nothing. You just create ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu in dual boot

I was working with Ubuntu 13.10.it was working properly,then i tried to install centOS from liveDVD. First i created 100GB free space after that i boot from live dvd after that Use free space as ...
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Convert hard drive to ntfs? [closed]

As I installed Ubuntu 12.04 my hard drive changed file system from ntfs to ext4. How can I change it back to ntfs? I don't have to save any files on my computer all I need is to change the file ...
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Is it possible to pull data off a linux hard drive using windows 8.1?

My Ubuntu laptop died recently and I've pulled the hard drive out of it. I'm trying to read the data on it from a windows 8.1 laptop but I don't think its recognizing the file system. I've tried ...
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Using command line for operating on files and folders mounted on windows partition

I have a dual boot system with win8 and Ubuntu saucy. Can I use the command line to copy/move/edit/delete files and folders located on the windows partition? How do I set the path to that??
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ubuntu applications segfaults and filesystem remounts with readonly mode [closed]

i dropped a hard disk. after installing fresh kubuntu 12.04LTS applications keeps segfaulting and filesystem remounts with readonly mode. i checked hard disk for bad sectors but none are found. ...
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How to clean folder leftovers of the apps that are no longer in use? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to know are there possibilities to clean folder leftovers of the apps that I don't use anymore and not planning to again. For example in /home when I press Ctrl+H ...
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Is there a cross-platform file type system that works on MAC, W$ and Ubuntu?

The title says it all. I have a drive I will be accessing from Mac, Windows and Ubuntu. Though I only use Ubuntu, several of my family members did not convert yet and I need them to be able to access ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a network drive for Windows 8.1 File History?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP Mini, place it next to and connect it to my TV and use it as a file and media server. I also want to use it for backup, using the new File History feature in ...
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Problems with Extended Attributes limits in Linux kernel + XFS when making a rsync backup for OS X computers

If I understands it correctly XFS don't have a limit to the size of extended attributes(EA) but Linux kernel impose a limit at 64k? What I am trying to do is build a backup server that our Apple ...
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Computer breaks USB installation

I have often done this before: install ubuntu on a usb and use it to boot from it from different machines (two similar dell laptops, similar components etc.). I know, normally you use a live system ...
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When I mount my RAID5, there is constant activity; how can I figure out what it is?

there. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I have a 4-disk RAID5 (3 disks, 1 spare) setup, and it's completely synced/built, and the ext4 filesystem it contains is clean. When I assemble the RAID, all is ...
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Deduplication using SDFS file system

I am trying deduplication with sdfs.(ubuntu 13.10 on Vm). (http://opendedup.org/quickstart) followed the same steps as this mounted the file system on /media/pool0/ When copied a directory ...
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Filesystem check or mount failed and root password not work

During booting this messages is displayed: Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and continue booting after re-trying ...
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Output Directory Contents to File

I have a directory html. I would like to output the files of the directory, including the path, to a file. You can do something like this with the command: ls -R scripts/html > out.txt But the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 documents folder disappeared

I had some ebooks in my documents folder and I was looking at a few of them with document viewer. I was also using R Studio and I was trying to change my working directory to documents/... but then I ...
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Cant resize partition with gparted due to failed btrfsck? [duplicate]

I cant resize my home partition with gparted. Here is the output that causes gparted to fail http://pastebin.com/AXWCTaeK
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Can't view files on Windows 8 partition

I seem to be having a problem with Windows 8 on my desktop PC (not able to boot), so I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu to see if I can use it to access my hard disk and hopefully recover at ...
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Can't read/edit existing files

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu 12.04) installed on sd card which i use in mk802 mini pc. When i mount sd card on my PC (Ubuntu 12.04) there is no possibility to read/edit files related to ssh (e.g. ...
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How a tmp folder set on a mounted folder from another ntfs drive does can report free space from that drive to Audacity?

I have set the tmp folder for Audacity on a mounted folder from a target ntfs drive. But I've seen that Audacity does not see the free space from that ntfs drive but instead the free space from the ...
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How can I flip a single bit in a file?

I want to intentionally damage a file in order to test the claims that btrfs can heal itself. The article talks about taking the filesystem off, damaging a photo by "flipping" a single bit and then ...
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Will Ubuntu 13.10 boot if I enable compression on / which is a btrfs volume

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on btrfs and the installer created the following fstab: UUID=0eff8daf-5924-4a1f-922c-ec82ec594dc0 / btrfs defaults,subvol=@ 0 0 ...
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Smart file replacing

Many times I have to merge two folders by cutting everything from the folder 1 and pasting to the folder 2. Often, files have the same names, and Thunar ask me whether I want to replace or skip the ...
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How do I access my Windows files from Ubuntu? [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 as an alternate boot to Vista on my PC. When I boot to Ubuntu, however, the only hard drives I can see from the GUI are the two external USB drives that I have. I ...