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can ubuntu work with ntfs file system partitions?? i mean could it read and write its contents or not?

i am thinking of switching to ubuntu,,, here are some things that i am concerned about: does ubuntu supports the usage(read/write) of previous data (from windows formatted NTFS drives) or i have to ...
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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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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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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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“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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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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Partition mounts by “mount” command but not using the “Disks” utility

I am facing a weird problem. I formatted a partition in my hard-drive with ext4 filesystem. When I mount it using the sudo mount /dev/sda9 /media/sda9/ command it mounts fine. However, when I use the ...
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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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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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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'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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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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HDD downsize after installing ubuntu [closed]

here is the big deal guys i was using windows with two partitions "C:" and "D:". After installing ubuntu "D:" partition is gone but totally gone -.- there was 500gb before installing ubuntu but i have ...
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Properties pie chart of external hard drive does not update

I have an LaCie external hard drive which is 1TB big. I use it mostly for backups but lately I have found that it 'lies' about the size available. This is a screenshot of the properties dialog ...
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Missing 50GB on my 100Gb harddrive

I have a 128GB harddrive formatted with the btrfs. However, for some reason I'm missing around half of the disk space. Do any of you have any idea of how to fix it? See this screenshot for details ...
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Cannot mount external HDD. Help!

I connected my external HDD to my TV and the TV did not recognize it. After that I can't open it on my computer any more. I tried fsck which kept asking more and more questions. Fearing that I would ...
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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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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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Hard drive in software RAID5 dissapeared

I have 6 HDDs in my box, 2x256Gb ATA OCZ-AGILITY4 SSDs. Each is partitioned into one block of 48Gb and one block of 208Gb. The 48Gb partitions are RAID0 striped and serve as the swap space (md0). ...
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EXT4 Filesystem seems to have disappeared

I previously had an LVM consisting of a few different drives, including two 4TB Seagate USB's. I migrated my data off the drives. Copy -> Shrink -> Copy -> Shrink Once the drive was removed I ...
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Creating filesystem from nothing

I need to create filesystem with just one partition from nothing (/dev/zero). I tried this sequence of commands: dd if=/dev/zero of=mountedImage.img bs=512 count=131072 fdisk mountedImage.img n ...
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How many bytes in 1 block or 1 inode?

I'm trying to specify the amount of disk space for specific user in my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS System. I manually configure disk quota by editing /etc/fstab and add 2 more option next to the defaults ...
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I want to take Backup from ubuntu to other Drive from Terminal

My ubuntu has crashed and now I can only boot up from recovery mode where I can access only terminal. Is it possible for me to secure my data from Ubuntu in recovery mode? What would be ideal is to ...
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what filesystem should i choose for my HDD?

I am new to linux.few months ago i was using linux in parallel with windows.but it makes my machine pretty slow,so recently i formatted my systemdrive and installed only ubuntu in my machine in one ...
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HDD and SSD configuration

I had just bought a system76 laptop that is preinstalled with Ubuntu 13.04, and has a nice SSD and HDD setup. The problem is that the laptop's hdd comes unpartioned and unformatted, while the entire ...
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Hard drive location keeps changing after upgrade to 13.04

After I upgraded to 13.04 the hard drive media location keeps changing. These are installed hard drives not removable media. This issue does not seem to affect usability via the file managers ...
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How should I partition my new SSD? (Journaling on another HDD?)

I know this might seem a strange question and I know I should buy a good UPS but I already had had two of them and none of them did a good job. I'm living in a house where many power outages occur ...
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Using an SSD - things to consider? [closed]

I am considering to buy an SSD disk for my laptop. I know it's very fast, but i am concerned about its lifetime and data integrity. Can you please share your experience about using SSD in your ...
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How do I stop this constant loss of free space?

I was running Ubuntu, as normal, when suddenly I got a dialog box that said I only had 1.2 GB of free space left. An hour before, I had 30 GB of free space. I deleted some stuff and brought the free ...
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Moving Kubuntu from hdd to ssd

I bought a new SSD to install it in my HTPC. Before, I had an HDD with Kubuntu. I would need to copy the files from the / partition from HDD to SSD. To do this, I booted from the Kubuntu livecd, ...
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Removing Windows [duplicate]

I've been running Precise and XP in a dual-boot on my laptop for several months now. I'd like to pull the plug on XP and reclaim that wasted NTFS space. What's the easiest way to do that?
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detecting corrupted files in ubuntu

I had windows7 on my HDD. When I tried to start my laptop it hangs at a blue screen after the starting windows screen. I then tried to reinstall windows with CD but the installation hangs too. ...
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Small harddrive for Ubuntu, Large harddrive for Music, Video, Pictures etc?

I have a small SSD for running the operating system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, it used to windows but recently made the switch!). I then use another large harddrive for storing all my data (I call it "11111", ...
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(/proc/kcore) What is this magical file which can somehow take up 140.7 TB on a 500 GB HDD?

I was cramped for hard drive space, so I was looking for a place where some files might have been duplicated during a restore. The culprit turned out to be root trash, but this stuck out like a sore ...
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How to get internal hard disk working in Lubuntu?

Previously, I had in this Windows installed on this computer, but then I installed lubuntu. There are two HDDs in this computer, and I installed lubuntu in the other, which I had split into two ...
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Which filesystem should I use?

I recently formatted my drive and now it appears as unallocated space in gparted. I want to use the drive for all my files, steam and game installation, to keep my SSD as empty as possible. What ...
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Why does my root filesystem keep becoming read-only?

I've lately been having an issue with my root filesystem becoming readonly. It happens some amount of time after boot. I don't know exactly when it happens, as I don't usually notice it until ...
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Unable to mount hard disk

I am unable to mount hard disk and got this message: Unable to mount 158 GB Filesystem Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper ...
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mystery of missing file modifications (hybrid drive + Ubuntu 12.04)

Last week (Sep 10) I worked a whole day (on my Ubuntu 12.04 HP elitebook 8530p laptop) using a tex editor (TexWorks) and Jabref to maintain a Bibtex library. Today however I noticed all my ...
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Problem accessing second hard disk with Squeezebox server

I have recently re-purposed my old desktop PC as a 'server' running Ubuntu LTS 12.04. I want to use the machine as my primary squeezebox server in place of my HTPC MacMini (to reduce the strain on the ...
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I dont know how to run e2fsck or fsck and what are their differences

My Kern.log file advise me to run e2fsck. Aug 30 14:10:11 ubuntu kernel: [ 122.378292] EXT4-fs (sda11): warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended Aug 30 14:10:11 ubuntu ...
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Will computer being shut down due to power failure affect my system files, or speed in any way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? I've asked before as well but need to confirm again, in my country there are a lot of electricity ...
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Save to Hard Drive instead of bootable USB

I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website on how to put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB and make it a bootable USB stick for windows. It worked fine and I can boot up and run Ubuntu, but every time I ...
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Ubuntu will not start due to full partitions

I left my computer downloading all the night and I did download 35 GB of movies (legal ...). I restarted the computed in the morning then I booted in my encrypted Windows partition for my work. I ...
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Ubuntu Server Read-Only Filesystem Issue [closed]

We are running a virtual machine server with multiple virtual machines with ubuntu server edition 12.04 and every so often (usually after updates via webmin it seems), the hard-drive turns into ...
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How do I add a new root folder to specific drive?

I have /var on a separate drive and now I want to add /backup to that same drive. How would I do that? When I installed Ubuntu, I put / on an 80 GB drive and had a 250 GB drive use /var. I want my ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hdd

I have a 300gb hdd which I am currently using on my older PC. Now I want to have a copy of those 300GB into a new 1TB hdd (installed in a new computer). My "problem" is that the 1TB hdd already has a ...
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Cannot create new folders - Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I've just installed Ubuntu using VirtualBox on Windows 7, and everything went fine. I'm trying to add new folders using the default file manager Nautilus, but: Create New Folder is disabled in ...
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File system issue: Can't access windows partition & mtab won't open

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an USB drive a few days ago, and have been mostly using linux since them (but I`ve been able to start windows properly after using the pen drive linux). Now, I guess ...
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The volume “filesystem root” has only 0 bytes disk space remaining?

I installed 11.10 ~two weeks ago and run into some strange troubles recently. Installation was on brand new laptop with clear 160GB SSD. I opted for encrypting home directory. Apart from that I ...