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Linux use binary or decimal prefix?

How does Linux deal with Units? Does it use decimal or binary? Decimal Prefix name base 10 exp base 1000 exp digits kilo 10^3 1000^1 1000 mega 10^6 ...
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to read a file sector by sector in linux [closed]

I want to read a file present on my system (LINUX) sector by sector so as to locate either the sector in which the file ends or the sector from where slack space starts. I know the starting and the ...
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Files take up more space on new RAID array

I just upgraded and reinstalled my home server. One thing I did was going from software raid to a raid card. After doing this and starting to copy back my backups, I've noticed that my first ~1TB ...
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8 GB sd card with ubuntu 14.04 installed showing as 4 GB only

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a 8gb SD card, in Windows I check the card with a partition manager and it shows there is one partition with size 8 GB, used 2.5 GB and free 5.3 GB. Now when I boot ubuntu ...
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My SSD now has 226 bad sectors. Is that significant?

Ubuntu 13.04. The number of bad sectors on my SSD has steadily increased until 226 bad sectors today. The thing is, I don't know whether 226 bad sectors is 0.0001% of the SSD, 1% of the SSD, or 99% ...
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Repair a broken hard drive? [closed]

I have a newer Toshiba hard drive with bad sectors... I don't hear anything loose, so I think maybe there is just a scratch in the disk somewhere... I heard of products that can "buff" out those ...
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Advanced Format Alignment using parted

How do I align a Western Digital Advanced Format hard drive using minimal (4K) alignment when installing Ubuntu 11.04? Should I do it before installing via the LiveCD? If so, do I select to "Try ...
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How do I correctly align partions on a hdd with sector size of 4096 bytes?

I just bought a Lenovo x121e (E-350 version). I was able to successfully install ubuntu 11.04 and everything is running fine (for the system to boot an efi partition seems to be necessary however). ...