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Is a 40GB SSD practical to use for ' / '

I was lucky enough to be given a 40 GB SSD as a Christmas gift; and, given the inherent speed of these drives, decided it would be best used as the / partition; but then it occurred to me that this ...
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How do I mount an SD card?

My computer has an SD card slot. When I put a working SD card into the slot, nothing happens. When I put a CD or DVD in, or plug in a USB drive, the medium is mounted and available. Is there something ...
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Is there a Gmail Drive?

is there the gdrive in ubuntu? like windows have. Or similar
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USB Storage Device Automount

Under Ubuntu 10.04 one of the problems which appeared is that USB devices would no longer automatically mount when plugged in. Normally I would get a pop up message asking what application I wanted to ...
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Is there an upper limit to Ubuntu One Storage Subscriptions?

At Ubuntu One Services it is possible to purchase 20GB of additional storage space for $29.99/year. There is also a box which appears to work as a sort of quantity selector. My question is: Is there ...
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Why is my external USB hard drive sometimes completely inaccessible?

I have an external USB hard drive, consisting of an 1 TB SATA drive in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure, plugged into my SONY VAIO VGN-NS310F laptop. It is ...
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Why can't I buy more storage?

Im trying to buy 2x20G of storage but when I try it says "Sorry something went wrong".
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Recommended storage scheme for home server? (LVM/JBOD/RAID 5…)

Are there any guidelines for which storage scheme(s) makes most sense for a multiple-disk home server? I am assuming a separate boot/OS disk (so bootability is not a concern, this is for data storage ...
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What is Ubuntu One?

are there any paid subscriptions available for Ubuntu One? What additional features does it have?
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Disk space suddenly 100% used?

I'm trying to identify why, suddenly, 100% of our disk space is in use. I have already rebooted but the issue persists. Here are the outputs of some commands that are showing some strange (for me) ...
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How can I get a redundant filesystem which grows easily?

I want to use Ubuntu Server on a computer which I want to use for my backups. I would like to be able to add extra disk space if that would be required in the future. Basically, I like what the Drobo ...
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How do I get Skydrive working?

Does anyone know how to make Skydrive desktop tool work with 12.04?
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Multipath only sees 2.0T of 4.8T

I have been given 4.8T of SAN storage to my Ubuntu 10.04 64Bit server. multipath only sees 2.0T. Is this a limitation of Ubuntu or Multipath; or am I doing something wrong? Example output: ...
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How to manage imported certificates?

I've got a X.509 certificate file (with a .der file extension) of a certificate authority that I want to trust (it's required to connect to my academic network). When I double-click on a .der file I ...
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Can't access any storage devices on 12.10

Hi I've just started using Ubuntu 12.10 (today!) my first time with any non-windows OS. I wanted to retrieve some files after windows stopped working. I boot Ubuntu from a USB and it seems to work ...
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Is it possible to grow a luks-encrypted external raid5 array?

I'm planing to buy an external raid array (hardware raid5). My intention is to outfit it with 4 disks initially and encrypt it using luks and dm-crypt. My question is: Will I be able to hot swap disks ...
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Fake RAID (dmraid) not seeing new SATA drives

I have three drives in my machine, one SSD with 32GB and two 1TB drives, attached to an Intel 82801JI (ICH10) SATA AHCI Controller. The problem is, that I can access only one of the 1TB drives when ...
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Change where basket saves notebooks?

Currently I am trying to use Basket but, I can't find the place where it lets me change where my Baskets are stored. I need to keep them encrypted from prying eyes and want them located in ...
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Changes to SD card undone after re-mount (e.g. deleted files re-appear)

After having a corrupted file system on my SD card due (probably due to unsufficient power supply) I want to make a new filesystem. (e2fsck fails, log below.) However, any file-related changes on the ...
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Try Ubuntu - Where does it store my files?

I am wondering, when you select the option of just "Try Ubuntu" instead of installing, where does Ubuntu store the files that you download / copy / save? I right click in the Home folder, and it ...
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Sd card bigger than 2gb is not recognized in ubuntu 12.04

When I insert a card up to 2gb it is immediately seen by the system but if try it with bigger one it's not seen. I presume the issue is not due to the card reader itself as it reads all cards under ...
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How is disk space shared from nodes when using Ubuntu Cloud?

I'm thinking about setting up a private cloud using Ubuntu with 2 nodes, but I don't quite understand how disk space from each node is handled in the cloud. Can somebody explain how (and if) the disk ...
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Why is Ubuntu reporting a slightly different size for my Virtualbox disk?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a VM using VirtualBox; I selected the dynamic expansion option (as opposed to fixed) in VirtualBox and set the limit to 85GB. Then, when I was installing Ubuntu, the virtual ...
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Music bought from ubuntu one music store stuck on “Transferring to your Ubuntu One storage”

I bought music from the Ubuntu One music store, and the status of the downloads are stuck at "Transferring to your Ubuntu One storage" under the "My Downloads" section of Ubuntu One Music Store. I can ...
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Why do EC2 instances provisioned with Juju no longer include additional storage?

I recently upgraded from Juju 1.18 to 1.18.1, and suddenly my charm to deploy a MapR hadoop cluster stopped working. I traced the problem to the fact that non-root disks are no longer associated with ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Disks - where is connect to server?

It use to be that when you ran 'Disk Utility' (up to 12.04) you had the option to connect to a remote server (running udisk) to view/manage storage. What happen to this feature? What happened to this ...
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Claiming the provisioned storage

I created a ubuntu server vm with 64GB provisioned storage. I remember that I specified 30GB to be used for the vm. When I do df -h, I get Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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Ubuntu one API file upload maximum size

I'm making an application using UbunuOne REST API in order to upload files to the Ubuntu storage service. file storage API I can achieve uploading some files, but when I try to upload a large file ...
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How do I get an HP StorageWorks MSA1500 working?

I have a : HP storageworks msa 1500, with 12 disks and a total capacity of 6TB. I want to connect it to a computer running a linux distribution, more precisely Ubuntu 10.10 Do you think that such ...
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Accessing my samsung f480T through Nautilus

Ubuntu isn't detecting my samsung f480T when I plug it in. After a bit of Googling, I found nothing. Do Samsung phones require a driver to be installed to work?
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Swift Through Horizon

Deployed a single node swift, i.e., containing both swift-proxy and swift-storage charms, in a multi-node openstack environment. Here is my config file: swift-proxy: zone-assignment: 'manual' ...
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can't locate storage. dual boot system

I am new to ubuntu. I am dual booting my system w/ windows 8. I have the os on a ssd I have 4 1 terabyte hhd for storage. they are set up in windows under a storage pool. when I am ubuntu the drives ...
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Multipathing issue with Dell Powervault MD3660f

I’m configuring a Dell PV MD3660f storage . Its directly attached to a R320 server (by FC HBA) and the server is running Ubuntu 12.04. For redundancy I have connected two FC HBA with both controllers ...
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How to add more storage to Ubuntu server 12.04 for my website?

My main hard drive is being used both as the installation and for my website is there a way Ubuntu can use the second hard drive for my website ? do I have to copy my website to the new drive ? if yes ...
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Make OpenStack store all instances on Cinder

I have been messing around with openstack for a little time, setting up a test environment. One thing i never found out was how to store my instances on cinder... Does anyone here know how i can ...
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Private Storage Cloud

I'm absolute new to this area. So, please be gentle :-) I'm looking at the possibility for my company to start a private storage cloud using cheap hardware and software. For example, SATA storage ...
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Ubuntu One - Purchase storage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to pay the ubuntu one storage with PayPal? 2 years ago Ubuntu said we will be able to purchase Ubuntu One storage via PayPal sometime. Does anyone know ...
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Why does /var/lock reserve 2GB space?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Thinkpad X300 which is having 64 GB solid state drive. When I used the df command to learn about the free space, I noticed that there is a mount point /var/lock ...
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What is checkbox.log and why is it 8 GB large?

Using the program Baobab, I spotted that I had a file that was gigantic: ~/.cache/checkbox/checkbox.log, 8 GB large. In the same folder, I have also a 360 MB large file called subunit.log. What is ...
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Moving home/user directory to another drive?

I'm installing a SSD and to save space I want to move my user folder to another drive, is there a way to do that?
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Where did my free space go? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is taking up so much space on my disk, beside the filesystem? I have a storage drive (2TB) and an OS drive (90GB SSD). I've run out of space on the OS drive: /$ ...
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How can I determine the available amount of disk space when using a charm?

When using juju to deploy a DB, how can I determine the available amount of disk space when using the DB charm? Suppose that I'm using EC2 (or anywhere else) to deploy a PostgreSQL/MySQL/WhateverDB ...
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What is the best storage configuration for libvirt and KVM?

I have a KVM-host with a lot of local disk for virtual machines that I administer using virtmanager. I want an easy solution for addressing disk for my virtual hosts. I also want to be able to add ...
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Where are all those emails stored in postfix, location of storage of emails so that I could backup?

I am a newbie in linux. Recently, I have installed postfix MTA in xubuntu. I just want to know where are all the emails stored in my postfix server.
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How to get media card reader in NV52 Gateway to work?

Does anyone know how to get a built-in media card reader to work in Ubuntu 10.10? My laptop is a Gateway NV52.
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System runs out of space, space returns after restart

I have no many details except this - After a while my system is using more than 80% of the file system but after the restart it returns to usage of 9%. I have no idea why it happens and therefore I ...
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Why do Ubuntu AMIs only have 8gig on root

I've created an EC2 instance from an Ubuntu AMI but the instance storage is split, with 8gig on the root and the rest mounted at /mnt Why is this? How do I get it all mounted on the root?
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Can I make virtualbox replicate its server to another machine for online redundancy?

I would like to create a Vm server using a hyper-visor and have it replicated to another physical box so that if the main hyper-visor or Vm goes down the second one takes over. Is there a way to do ...
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UBUNTU 12.04 installed on a 50GB partition, I've used 18, and Im told I am full. help? [duplicate]

I noticed a problem trying to install software with both sudo apt-get (etc.) and the software center, and after using sudo dpkg --configure -a I am returned dpkg: error: failed to write status ...
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Ubuntu on a secondary drive concurrant with Windows 7

I'm a developer who must rely on Windows for various programs that simply don't run in Linux. My first thought is to run Ubuntu within some sort of virtual machine, such as Vbox. However, my primary ...