disk management and udisk frontend for GNOME Desktop and Unity. It can be found typing "Disks" in the dash/application list.

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formatting/partitioning: Ubuntu installer vs GParted vs gnome-disks utility

Ready to format/partition a 120GB SSD that has been securely erased by use of hdparm and install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 (currently running from a live USB). Should this be done via the Ubuntu installer ...
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How can I format or delete an SD card that is not being recognized?

I'm in a similar situation to the one d3vid was in. I'm trying to reformat my SD card because I believe that's what's making it so hard for my computer to recognize it. Gnome Disk Utility recognizes ...
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gnome-disk-utility

I can not find the easy to use gnome-disk-utility YOU SHOWED WINDOW / in 2014 where the window pops up and I set # of minutes and close it. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 new install on a Laptop, fyi, ...
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Error when trying to encrypt USB memory with gnome-disks

Ubuntu 15.10 + gnome-disks: First I quick-formatted the drive (tried both MBR and GPT). Then I setup EXT+LUKS partition for the whole 32 GB of space, but I immediately get this error dialog when ...
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Gnome Disk Utility groups two separate external drives into one graphic — how do I ungroup them?

Ubuntu 15.10 - Unity I have two identical external 256 GB SSDs. They are the same model (MX100), each in their own, identical enclosure (Inateck NS1066) /dev/sdc Ubuntu is installed here, so it ...
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having trouble reformatting usb drive after I used it as a chrome os installation drive

I installed Chrome on a chromebook with a USB drive that I'd now like to repurpose as an ext4 drive for moving files arround. I tried opening it with the gnome disk utility on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. ...
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How to automatically turn off hard drive when not used? [duplicate]

I have a noisy hard drive I rarely use and want to silent. I would like to put it in sleep mode after some time (20 sec) when it's not mounted on the system. The gnome-disks utility shows a "standby ...
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disable automount while the GUI session will not log on

I performed an automount using the procedure described on this page on a NTFS and FAT partition : Is there a program to mount all of my drives automatically? Now, my session won't load in GUI mode ...
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How to read /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old

I am getting Xorg freezes every 10 minutes on 15.10. Whereas I can read the last syslog as the current report is concatenated onto previous sessions, I cannot read /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old as there is ...
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Convert Gnome Disks image to Qemu/KVM

I made a backup of my SSD using Gnome disks and I want to run it in a virtual machine. How can I run this using Qemu/KVM? If I have to convert the image before hand how do I do that?
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newly formated disk is read only

I just reformatted a hard drive, with the ntfs file system, and its showing up as read only. How can I make it writeable? here is dmesg: ~$ dmesg | tail [49340.213245] sd 14:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching ...
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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Capacity of pen drive shown is less than the actual

I have a 8 GB pendrive. I used to write raw data into the pendrive (without creating filesystem) using the dd command. Today, when I inserted the pen drive, the I am unable to write anything on to ...
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Read error rate is 20,000 times higher than the threshold?

So I've been attempting to fix a friend's HP laptop (model number unknown) for a few days ago. Hard drive errors. My usual idiot self decided that he wouldn't make SMART testing the first thing he'd ...
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Disks Utility Drive Settings – how does it work? (no documentation available)

The Disks Utility gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0 has a lot of neat functions, but I can not find a documentation, especially about the options at Drive Settings. There can be several like Standby Time, ...
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How do I open Disk Utility in Xfce?

On the back of How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?, how do you access Disk Utility in other DEs like Xfce? And what exact packages need to be installed to access this functionality?
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How To Replace Deleted File Bytes With Random Bytes

Let's assume that I "erased" some file named important.txt. This file is still exists on the hard drive (invisible attribute changed to true), so what I am trying to do is find the important.txt that ...
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How do I encrypt an external (USB) hard drive in 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a Western Digital external hard drive (Passport Ultra) mounted. I want to encrypt the entire drive. WD has Windows and Mac utilities available, but nothing for ...
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Discs unable to set manual mounting options in 14.04

I've done a fresh install of 14.04 after I seen that the online upgrade process from 13.10 left me with a lot of unsolvable bugs. The issue is that I cannot set manual mounting options from Discs on ...
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Failed to execute child process “palimpset” (No such file or directory)

I just started using Linux and Lubuntu. It's been several weeks of trial and error, with both breaking things and having to reload the OS several times. Specifically, I have Lubuntu running on a ...
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Encrypted disk won't unlock anymore: Not authorized to perform operation (udisks-error-quark, 4)

In 2012 I used Ubuntu's gnome-disks utility to encrypt an external drive. Last year I was still being able to unlock it. But today I tried again on Ubuntu 2012.04 and gnome-disks says: Error ...
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Securely erase hard drive using the Disk Utility

I am planning on selling my laptop. So I formatted my disk using the Disk Utility and chose to overwrite the disk with zeroes. Two questions: Is this the same as overwriting the disk using dd? sudo ...
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Which command do you execute to open Gnome Disk Utility (Disks)?

I have tried gnome-disk-utility and it has failed. Yet again I have deleted the launcher for, 'Disks' which is gnome disk utility and now I can't see how I can open it. I am running 12.10. Which ...
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How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it side by side with windows 7. Both boot up okay, my problem is I can't get to disk utility to create a partition that I can share between both OSs. Help says go ...