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Is there any way to retain word 2010 format?

I have some resumes and other documents that are really format dependent. They were originally created with Microsoft Word 2010, and is there any way to put them into ubuntu and have them still be ...
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Buffer I/O error on device sda1, logical block 4684514

I'm trying to format a hard drive. I've used mkfs.ntfs /dev/sda1 after the fdisk command, but mkfs doesn't work! And when I press Ctrl+Alt+F6 I see this message: Buffer I/O error on device sda1, ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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Format a removable media device without password

I want to format a usb flash drive, and it really is a pain to enter the administrative account just for that, and moreover does that mean that a user who own a usb drive can't format it if he doesn't ...
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GParted Won't Format FAT32 Partition

I get this error when attempting to create a FAT32 partition with GParted: mkdosfs: failed whilst writing FAT I've tried creating a new partition table first, wiping the drive (with 0's), and ...
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USB NTFS pen drive and hard drive not working after plugging them into Ubuntu

I connected a USB key (NTFS formatted) with data in it, on 12.04, after I disconnected it, I was no longer able to access the USB key neither from Windows nor from Ubuntu. The system asks me to format ...
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How to format a SD card easily in KDE?

first I want to clarify that I know how to do this with programs like kde-partitionmanager or gparted. What I am really looking for is a easy way such as right click in dolphin on my SD Card or USB ...
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Problem creating ext4 partition

I can format partition to linux-swap and ntfs, but can't for ext4. I did boot on a ubuntu usbkey in "try ubuntu" mode. /dev/sda1 was unmounted Here is gparted reports : GParted 0.11.0 ...
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Absolutely can NOT format this sd micro card

Have been reading and trying to format this sd card (no, the switch is unlocked). I have Ubuntu 12.04, the card is in a hub. The name for the card in my file menu is MOT (if that helps at all) there ...
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Can't recover formatted Ext4 partition file system. :( Suggestions?

I've been at this for days now, so I'm hoping you can help me! Original setup: This is a 200GB firewire drive, originally formatted via Ubuntu 11.04 Disk Manager with a Master Boot Record, and a ...
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How do I choose M4A format music downloads in the Music Store?

The albums in the Ubuntu Music Store are shown to be available as mp3 or M4A files. How can I decide which format to download? I am not using Mac but I would prefer to download M4A.
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Formatting HDD and USB-stick results in broken “unknown” file system

I am trying to format a new hard disk (and a USB-stick) using GParted. After successfully formatting the drive (to ext2, ext4, ntfs, fat16, whatever), GParted tries to reload the partition data and ...
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Copying to NTFS drives

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows XP. I have copies files from Ubuntu to my Drive E: and all went well. Log into Windows and Drive E: is classed as a Local Drive and appears not to be ...
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How to format a read-only NTFS formatted USB Drive?

I'm trying to repair my USB drive because I can't write to it. It's a Transcend Jetflash 700 USB 3.0 This is the information I get via g-parted: Trying to mount the USB drive: The file system ...
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empathy irc text formatting

How do I post in bold, italic, colors in an irc chat windows in Empathy? and how do you mention someone if you need to direct a msg at them specifically like @someone?
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Reset Ubuntu (Edubuntu) USB drive settings

I have installed Edubuntu on USB drive but I need to reset the settings (all of them) so it is a fresh install after that. Is there a way to do it without formating the USB and re installing the OS?
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create fresh home partition without deleting videos/music etc

My partition scheme is quite simple, I have /, /home and a swap area. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I chose not to format the partition. I found out that this has resulted in a lot of mess, ...
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formatting not working error showing in pendrive (error showing)?

Error creating file system: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" mktable msdos' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Error: Input/output error during read on /dev/sdb (udisks-error-quark, 0) did ...
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Is there a way to uninstall everything BUT the Ubuntu OS ? I want to clean my virtual machine,

I wonder if there is a command which cleans my virtual machine completely, by removing everything but the operating system. And no i dont prefer to create a new one and delete the old one completely.
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Tried formatting USB to NTFS and now I can no longer mount it or format it

I recently formatted my USB drive to NTFS using the command terminal however since then I am unable to mount the USB to my pc and when I try to reformat the USB it says that the permissions are set to ...
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I attempeted to format ubuntu

I was trying to format ubuntu so i selected Restore to Factory Settings but nothing happened so i deleted all the partitions including the admin so now i am trying to make the partitions using guest ...
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how to create auto expanding, expandable, non-fixed dynamic resizing img image files

Please tell me how to make a .img file that auto expands as data is copied into it. I know this is possible. I used to make them all the time to create Debian and Ubuntu loop files for Android ...
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cannont mount/format USB pendrive

Yesterday, while I was working on several files stored in my USB, suddenly, it was not recognized by the system. It is shown at Disk Utility as 'Generic USB Mass Storage', but I cannot format it. ...
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personally identifiable information

will rm -rf /home/exampleuser/* remove ALL data including "stored" personal information that may still be on the system such as credit card numbers and passowrd etc.?
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Hard drive not detected in ubuntu live boot

I wanted to format my hard drive. i booted Ubuntu 13.10 but the hard drive is not available for mounting. The hard drive is also not detected in either fdisk or gparted utilities. There is no sda* ...
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Installing Ubuntu +Grub/lilo from usb

When I'm trying to install 12.04 on my formatted drive. it works fine until the master boot loader step. It can't install lilo or grub. It throws this error for grub Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' ...
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Format impossible usb key 64Go

I can not format my usb key drive. Also my USB key is not shown. But when I use the program Disk I can see it. I used disk app Ubuntu and it show that I have no volume and no media on it : Media ...
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The installer fails the disk space check

The installer fails the disk space check and errors with: “has at least 4.4 Gb available drive space” I launch a terminal to display space: df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted ...
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Forwarding HTML in Kmail

Kmail is not respecting HTML formatted emails when I forward them. In templates, %FORCEDHTML just removes the message in the editor. How to?
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Running off disc, can't format internal HD

I have 12.04 on a disc, in an external drive connected by USB running, and using disc utility I get this message when trying to format the drive: "Details Error creating partition table: helper ...
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Dual-boot failure: has XP formatted pangolin drive?

Can anyone help me please? I've had something weird happen which I've not seen on the forums, where an XP recovery on volume 2 appears to have reformatted Pangolin on volume 1. If this is out there ...
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After installing Ubuntu as dual-boot: HDD Raw format

I had installed Win7 on my SSD 128gb and wanted to add Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. My Ubuntu ISO was created on an USB Stick using Yumi Multi-OS installer. So i booted from USB, selected Ubuntu and then ...
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Formatting a hard drive-Daemon is inhibited

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (and still getting my sea-legs with computer repairs in general) and am attempting to completely start from scratch on a hard disc that had a bad install of Vista in order to ...
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Error while creating new partition on SD card

My SD card was locked, using a Nokia phone, and I had forgotten the password. So I cleared the SD card in my Ubuntu 13.10. When I tried to create a new partition, it showed the following error: Error ...
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after formatting and reinstalling trash is full

so I formatted hard and reinstalled 13.04 but the trash was full. I mean it kept all the files I deleted on previous system (same 13.04). is it normal?
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Printing an email

I am strugglging with a serious lack of unix knowledge. I would like to download an email and print it immediately on receipt. System info: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Running as a VM EDIT TO CORRECT THE MTA ...
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Data recovery after formating from ntfs to ext

Ok, my 320GB internal laptop HDD was partioned as (1) 20GB partion EXT4 (2) about 290GB extended partion to two NTFS partions (3) 4GB SWAP partion Sure ubuntu is installed on the "EXT" partition ...
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How to perform migration using a single machine

Is it possible to have two installations of Ubuntu 12.04 in the same machine? (one old and one fresh?) Assuming that there is one, then I will install all the necessary packages in the fresh machine ...
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Formatted Volume Group in need of recover (test disk doesnt seem to cut it)

First of all, my bad if I placed this question on the wrong forum but I am working on Ubuntu so it is relevant. So here it goes. I while ago (like 6 months ago) I decided I would try out windows ...
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Format Flashdrive (Mac)

I followed the instructions to create a bootable USB on mac, but it didn't work, it said "can not read the flash drive". It was formatted as Mac OS Extented, in the tutorial, you don't say what format ...
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Can these problems be fixed or do I have to format?

I have restarted my Ubuntu 13.04 twice from my desktop computer because I ran a problematic program. Now my Ubuntu is corrupted. When I'm running Browse network it shows this error: This location ...
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hd0 out of disk error

I have checked all the post on this error nothing seems to solve the issue. When I launch my laptop it immediately displays 'hd0 out of disk' error 'press any key to continue'. Then, when I press a ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an old desktop with some constraints?

I have an old desktop with ubuntu 10.04 running on it. It's installed through wubi on a windows drive. What I want to do is - 1)Install the latest 12.04 LTS on my desktop. 2)Completely remove ...
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restore 'format' option on usb unity launcher

Before installing ubuntu 13.04, whenever I inserted a usb pen drive, a icon appeared on the unity launcher bar on the right side of the screen. right clicking on it gave me a 'format' option that ...
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Problem Formatting in Ubuntu 12.04

Recently my friend gave me his 8GB flash drive, but when I plugged in, I can't copy/delete any files. I tried formatting that using Disk Utility. (Normal formatting and Unmount-format-mount system) ...
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How to reformat NTFS internal hard disk to FAT from ubuntu 12.04 live CD?

When booting from ubuntu live cd and going to gparted/disk utility, the disk was shown but it can't really recognize it, if you know what I mean. (from gparted: Warning: /dev/sda: unrecognised disk ...
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error;unknown file system. grub rescue>

Hello there Ubuntu Community. I have a problem that needs to be solved quick. I was accidentally tried to format my hard disk using disk utility but before completing the formatting process I ...
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Unable to format hard disk partition

I am trying to format a partition on my HDD (it is NTFS) but I am unable to format it using gparted. When trying through terminal i try to unmount it and get message that The drive is not mounted but ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu Errors

I've tried two different ways to uninstall Ubuntu, and both ways gave me errors. The first way gave me errors when I entered uninstall commands. The second way I tried the boot repair commands, and it ...
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How to add year in date section on top panel from christian to buddhist year?

From tutorial in http://choorucode.com/2010/04/02/how-to-change-the-date-and-time-format-of-clock-in-panel-of-ubuntu/ According to strftime format, I have only %Y for full 4-digit year in Christian ...