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

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Need help with old data and Ubuntu installation to replace Windows entirely [duplicate]

I have Windows Desktop which I am using from a very long time. I have been a regular Windows user since I have stepped in the computer world. I have a plan to install Ubuntu on my desktop and want to ...
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Repair file names

How can I repair filenames that contains characters that looks like rectangulars with some numbers in it. (Translated from german umlauts) There is a tool like convmv, but I don't know what ...
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Will the mkfs reformat my USB/external HDD?

I am having trouble with my external HDD because it appears to not have any filesystem type. Will running the mkfs command completely reformat my HDD resulting in losing my data?
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How to set a filesystem type without losing data?

I have my 2TB external HDD that was working perfectly. Now it won't auto mount or manually mount. I keep receiving errors telling me that I have the wrong filesystem type. Is there a way to set a ...
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Hiding partition in Nautilius

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and nautilus (File) v 3.8.2 on Dell Inspiron 7535 which had comes with windows 8 pre installed. Dell had already created lots of partitions. I want to make this partitions not ...
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How to remove a strange-looking directory

I have a directory in my home dir, but I am unable to remove it in any ways. Using rm -rf JsZ-r6K.50/ crashes the konsole. I also tried to use sudo rm, but it is the same. drwxr-xr-x 3 volkan ...
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Filesystem not recognized

I partitioned a brand-new 320 GB hard-disk and formatted one partition with ext2 and another with an encrypted file system. I have been using the hard-disk for about a month, but now (possibly after ...
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Moving Home To New Partition [duplicate]

Greetings ~ I have set up a hard drive partition for data, docs and personal files to prevent losing them in case I ever have to re~install the OS (Ubuntu 12.04). Now I need to move these directories ...
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Setting Up Filesystem [duplicate]

I recently made the switch to linux, and am running it off of my 64GB SSD, my computer also has a 750 GB HDD under the hood (Lenovo IdeaPad Y570). Seeing that I will eventually obtain a lot of data ...
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remove the file but still located

Ive save the file wejnswpwhitespacefix.php in /var/www/trytry/ I deleted the file wejnswpwhitespacefix.php root@mai:/var/www/trytry$ rm wejnswpwhitespacefix.php the when I type locate ...
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Can 100% root '/' usage affect on network speed? How to safely free space at root?

I have ubuntu 12.10 server, used mostly as fileserver + router. Some times ago it starts behave very strange, for example file transfer from samba server via 1GB/s link becomes very slow(less than ...
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How to increase size allocated to a user

I am using dual boot with Ubuntu / Windows. I am currently working under Ubuntu and trying to download some files to my desktop. The problem is that the download fails due to insufficient space. ...
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How to automatically mount hibernated NTFS to read-only?

Is there any way to set up Ubuntu this way: If I can't mount the filesystem in rw mode, then mount it in ro mode in the same directory. In result I should not come across the notification that the ...
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Ubuntu equivilant to windows explorer

What I want to do is edit a file: /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts. In windows I locate the file click open with notepad. In ubuntu i go to files/home and i can't see any users. Can someone point me in ...
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Is it possible to move /boot, /bin, /sbin, etc,?

My client has me working on a project that I'm a little lost on in terms of any kind of sure-fire answer. He uses Amazon EC2 to host his servers -- namely, he utilizes spot requests. If you've used ...
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Getting file system free space

This isn't a problem as such, more a request for information based on ignorance of the Linux filesystem. The very short question is: How do I find out how much free and used space there is on the ...
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Lost all files and folders in GUI DATA folder

I'm using 12.04. After unmounting my DATA folder by clicking the eject icon, the system asked me to empty the trash. After doing that, I lost all files and folders in DATA folder. But I could still ...
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Unable to boot a live DVD on Lenovo laptop

I need guidance step by step please. http://pastebin.com/J6ZaQ8fa Also, I am not able to access the content on the hard disk and DVD writer. Neither am I able to boot the laptop using a live CD in ...
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problem with 13.04 migration to 13.10

System hung while attempting to update from 13.04 to 13.10. When I attempt to reboot I receive the following message: # Filesystem check or mount failure. # A maintenance shell will now be started. # ...
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System upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 Filesystem check or mount failed

I got started the system upgrade. Unfortunately, my upgrade just froze in the middle of the installation and I, was prompted to force my PC down by pressing the reset button. Now my Ubuntu won't to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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Why does Ubuntu 13.10 not detect my Win7 partition?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 on my DELL INSPIRON 14z 5423 laptop and I'm new to all of this. I'm using the Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit ISO burned onto a CD. The first time I tried ...
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Directory still showing disk usage after deletion

I have a curious situation where I've just deleted a large number of files from a directory, however, the directory info and a du -h still reports it to have a large amount of data in it. ...
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error:unknown filesystem grub rescue help

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my harddisk which doesn't contain any operating system, MBR or Grub. It has 3 partitions, 1st includes my data on NTFS file system, second is Linux swap now, and third ...
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Problem with grub2 | unknown filesystem, grub rescue> [duplicate]

my english is bad , but i think we can understand. I have dual boot with Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 . I can't mount partition in Live mode. I lost grub2 on start, and i get a message: error: ...
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Mount unknown filesystem exfat [closed]

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/gkp/Backup: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sda6" "/media/gkp/Backup"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown ...
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cannot download files in the correct directory in ubuntu

Before starting the question, let me describe the basic information of my desktop. I install ubuntu through Windows installer. It only allows me to assign 30G to the ubuntu system. I only install 6G ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed

I attempted to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 today, and mid upgrade the system started flaking out, and eventually locked up entirely. I was forced to restart the computer, and am now unable to ...
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“unknown file system. Grub rescue” won't let me access to BIOS

So I installed Ubutu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 and after a week or so it stopped working and I couldn't figure out how to recover. I went back to windows for a little while and downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Where in linux file system can i see files of Hadoop HDFS?

I am a just data analyst hails from non cs background (not a hardcore system programmer) working on linux OS. While exploiting analysis using hadoop, a question was coming to my mind that ... / is a ...
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Cant create a file and write to it from a .sh script

I am trying to create a file and write to it using a .sh script but is not working(Nothing is being created, and I don't see any error). This is how that part of my script looks like: ...
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Ubuntu boot too slow

I am using an ubuntu machine with 12.04 for the last year. The performance was always quite good even the hardware was a bit slow. Now suddently after a shutdown the machine requires too much time to ...
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Ubuntu - does not allow to write in disk, in the middle of work, after restart it does the same unless its rebooted and used F

Everyday my laptop in the middle of work, stop to save any files to the disk, and then nothing works When i do reboot, it stays in the boot screen with following screen shot, unless i physically ...
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How to use Ubuntu with read-only file system?

The question is: what directories of file system I should consider to be mounted as ro (as maximum as possible), and what as rw to use Ubuntu as normal? I want to flash as maximum directories as I can ...
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Automatically regenerated .fuse_hidden928347928374 files when I try to delete my own

I have an NTFS volume mounted under linux, and periodically, after I've deleted a file of my own, a clone of it will appear in the directory where the actual file was. I can usually delete this file, ...
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Use IOzone to check read/write performance of ext4 and btrfs?

Can someone help me to use IOzone filesystem benchmark tool on Ubuntu to check the performance of ext4 and btrfs filesystems? I have installed Ubuntu into a VM.
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Cat command error message

I am new to linux and am trying to get to know the command line and I got to the cat command and am having trouble with an error message. I am not quite sure what is happening here. Every time I type ...
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Move a partition out from under scp: why does it carry on?

I was downloading, using scp, a large file from "remote" to "myserver"; it is taking a few hours. It is/was downloading to "~/stuff/". Let's call it "x.tgz". Then, forgetting about that, a little ...
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Reducing the size of udev filesystem

I have this line in the output of df -h: udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev What is this thing doing? Do I need it, and if not, how can I reduce the size of it? As far as I know, this ...
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Slow MicroSD card

I've recently bought a 64GB MicroSD class10 card. Now according to Wikipedia, it should be able to transfer files at a rate of max 10MB/s. But I am only reaching 6.7MB/s (two-third of the promised ...
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File system becomes “Read-Only” on Ubuntu 11.10 using ext4

I have been using Ubuntu 11.01 with ETX4, I have several Desktop PC's all identical hardware right upto the SSD. The Ubuntu OS with the above spec has been cloned from a single image. I frequently ...
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Bug in Krusader lost directory subtree. How to recover the files?

Using Krusader version 2.4.0-beta1 (thanks Canonical for using me as ginnea pig without my knowledge), I renamed two directories to replace the spaces in the names with underscores. Unfortunately, ...
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Why can't I mount my flash drive on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 [duplicate]

When I try to mount my flash drive (A Kingston DT 101 G2) , nautilus gives me this error message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/alex/B255-E6AD: Command-line `mount -t "vfat" -o ...
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create two partitons on sd card . make 1 partion read only and other writable?

Here is my use case .. i want to have my files in external storage write protected so that no one can either modify or delete. after some research i found this 3rd party tool can i do something ...
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lvreduce too much. Can I recover this?

I was trying to take a hard drive out of a large LVM group consisting of 5 drives. It had a 5.5TB filesystem (ext4). The LV was 7.5TB. I wanted to reduce the LV by 1.82TiB so that I then could shrink ...
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How to change Nautilus to show “file system” instead of “computer”?

Nautilus use to have the label for the file system in it's tree as "File System". Recently that was changed to now show "Computer" in the tree to open the file system. Regardless of why this change ...
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Portable Installation on ext2 Flash Drive Won't Boot

I've been running Ubuntu from my flash drive for a while now, but due to the frequent read/write feature of the journaling system, it was excessively slow. I read about how it might be this slow ...
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Ubuntu files are not accessible through Windows 8 [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit alongside genuine Windows 8. I can access both through Grub boot menu (Though the Windows 8 is shown as 'Windows 8 UEFI recovery'), but the problem is, when I ...
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How to make entire-disk filesystem with gparted?

With gnome-disk-utility alias palimpsest there is an option to format entire disk with partitioning scheme "none" or something similar. How do I do that in gparted? (? is it the "loop" option ?) Or ...
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Need help mass renaming files using command line that contain a certain string

I have about 200 files that are named like this: 01_-_Back_Alley_Uproar.avi 01_-_Bad_Luck_Cat.avi 01_-_Beep_Beep.avi 02_-_Broomstick_Bunny.avi 02_-_Bunker_Hill.avi and so on. I would like to ...