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Ubuntu Won't Let Me Shutdown

I can use my laptop with out any problem for a while ( sometimes around 12 hours and sometimes just half an hour ), then suddenly one by one, the applications will be closed. I can't shutdown. So I ...
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0answers
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Why won't my previous HDD mount in 12.04?

So after closing the lid one morning and heading out, I come back to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm booted to the grub menu, being asked to choose which kernel I would like to load. I choose ...
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Kernel resetting SATA link

On current (k)ubuntu saucy I see occasionally on my Lenovo Thinkpad T520 with dmesg: [23391.818508] ata4: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [23391.818513] ata4: irq_stat ...
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How do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?

I want to know if there is anyone who has tried installing and running their kernel built with flashcache or bcache for SSD caching? How did you manage to do it?
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1answer
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Can't Even Try Ubuntu Due to error: failure reading sector 0x5b500 from 'hd1'

After years of hearing about how much better Linux is than Windows, I finally decided to make the leap starting with Ubuntu Desktop (I've tried to install both the x86 and x64 versions of 12.04 and ...
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1answer
386 views

DMA not enabled on old hardware

While working on an old hardware where Ubuntu is installed I noticed using top that a huge amount of CPU time was spent waiting for IO operations (network data transfer was in progress). I therefore ...
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1answer
41 views

How to prevent system to generate log file

My Question is little bit surprising, but i need it. I am using a slow processor laptop, now i found that HDD has some bad sectors and HDD response becomes slow. But disk health is ok(according to ...
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1answer
416 views

Second HDD not booting Ubuntu 12.04

I have 2 HDDs. Both have 2 partitions. I have XP installed in the first HDD, and I installed 12.04 into second HDD by freeing half space of second partition of that HDD through "Something Else" option ...
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3.4 mainline kernel: external storage is no longer automounted [closed]

I have just updated my kernel from 3.2 to 3.4 precise, so, after restarting ubuntu, i tried to connect my external hard or usb storage but isn't mounted. Also, i check the output of #fdisk -l command, ...
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1answer
90 views

Kernel compiling help

I was compiling the kernel 3.2 when it was taken more time than the walkthrough indicated. So I cancelled it, realizing that it took 5 gb of hard drive space. I deleted all the kernel folders ...
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1answer
871 views

How to stop hdd from causing a kernel panic and crashing?

I accidentally booted into the Windows recovery partition which gave me an option to quit or continue to wipe the disk. I selected the option to quit but an onscreen message said initialising (which I ...
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1answer
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Block devices sda, sdb, sdc. What comes after sdz?

My block devices are named sda, sdb and so on. What happens when I get to sdz? Is the next one going to be called sdaa?
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How do you fix “failed command: IDENTIFY DEVICE” showing up in dmesg?

I just got a new Mushkin 60gb SSD, and it's now my primary drive in the ata1 spot. I've been getting these failed command: IDENTIFY DEVICE errors which are preventing rebooting and shutdown. Does ...