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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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services file in different directories

I'm wondering why the services file is found in different directories throughout the system. Why not just have the file in the $PATH?
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How to remove Read-Only system files(Seems to Virus Problem)?

I have a PenDrive wich are full of virus, these vírus are .js files, using linux, I can open the pendrive and see in which folders they are. But when I try to remove by pressing DELETE button or via ...
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USB key - folder parameters - changing access rights

There is an MS Windows computer in my lab, which is sadly infected by some strange trojans and viruses. One USB key got into trouble while it was plugged on to the computer. Scanning with an antivirus ...
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The “size” field in directory entry meaning for directories?

I'm looking at low-level directory structure of a disk partition, formatted as "vfat" filesystem. The directory entry structure I use is: struct __attribute__ ((packed)) Dentry { char ...
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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ERROR : [cat: File does not exist] I can't open hadoop output file in 14.04

I have installed hadoop-1.0.3 in my system(14.04), followed this tutorial. And I successfully run an sample mapreduce program for wordcount as follows, hadoopuser@arul-PC:/usr/local/hadoop$ ...
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Can I modify a bash script (.sh) file while it is running?

Suppose I have a script script.sh, which takes some time to execute. I execute it, ./script.sh. While it is running in a terminal window, I modify the file script.sh. Will this have any effect on the ...
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Different users with different encrypted workplace?

When installing Ubuntu there is an option to encrypt the workplace. Now for one user I would have an encrypted place. That´s fine, but what if I would like to add later a second user. For that user2 I ...
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what is the effect on an MP3 player used for install of Ubuntu?

When an .iso or .img file is copied with dd, what effect does that have on the USB stick? In this case, it's a 2GB mp3 player which, while not expensive to replace, I would like to use again for ...
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Mounting Disk Image in Raw format

While Trying to mount a disk image in Raw(dd) format using the following command mount nps-2010-emails.dd /media/manu/ I get the following error message mount: you must specify the filesystem ...
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“merging” multiple hardrives for Ubuntu 14.04 install

I have 3 hardrives inside my laptop 2 of which currently house other opperating systems but have a empty partitions of 8 and 9 gigabye and the third is just 12 gB (currently not partitioned at all). ...
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Why doesn't 'cp /user/local' work?

I was trying to copy a directory to /user/bin (on Ubuntu 12.04). I tells me that I cannot create directory ``/user/local' No such file or directory`. Where did I make a mistake? sudo cp -r ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 will not boot, saying “general error mounting filesystems”

My Lubuntu 14.04 worked since 14.04 was released, but after I tried to mount a Lubuntu .iso in the computer it began to get strange while booting. First, it went to the Lubuntu logo and said ...
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where are mounted files located after “connecting to server” over ftp

I've seen this asked about windows mounts here and MTP here, but to where should i browse inside terminal if i "Connect to Server..." over FTP? thanks in advance!
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Moving a Subdirectory folder and its file to a new partition

Please take a look into my partition :) I still don't know how to move the folder that mounted on old partition this is the screenshot I've to insert a new HDD to it, so the folder ...
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Recovering encrypfs Encrypted Home from LiveCD [duplicate]

Background: I have this laptop that I installed ubuntu on a while ago, I think it was lucid lynx? I am currently more updated and on 12.04. Anyway at that point I didn't know the first thing about ...
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Virtual filesystem acting as a clone+difference of a master filesystem

At my company about 10 devs share an ubuntu dev server. We have separate code directories, but due to our database size (about 50 GB), it isn't practical to clone the mysql database for each ...
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Does fsck keep existing files?

This is a rather dumb question but my googling didn't give me any direct anwser. So I have a computer which ubuntu (12.04) filesystem has gone corrupted. Now I want to try to repair it with fsck from ...
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Is it safe to alias rm to safe-rm?

We are happy to use safe-rm as a replacement to rm, but is it considered safe to alias it? e.g. alias rm='safe-rm'
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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I executed 'dd' on my /dev/sda and now I get “unknown filesystem” error

Yes, I know this error has been answered and solved many times; but I think I know the reason why this is happening (my bad), I just don't know how to solve it. I was formatting and flashing some USB ...
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Transfering files over from a windows mounted to ubuntu

I've mounted the windows partition via mount. I can access my files and look through them all, but when I try to transfer all the pictures only about 1000 transfer before it starts saying it is a ...
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How to unmount a USB flash drive (that is shared over SAMBA) without having to turn off SAMBA first?

I have a USB drive that is shared over the network via a SAMBA share. This is because the contents are to be managed by a remote user. Now, there is a local user with physical access to the USB ...
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Ubuntu Server does not detect RAID HDD

I have formatted in a low level the hard disks of my computer. When I try to install Ubuntu Server I get this error message: [!!] Partition disks No root file system No root file system is defined. ...