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That's extremely easy if you use the following set-up: Install Ubuntu on an SLC USB stick (USB 3.0 preferred if your hardware supports it) without any of the casper stuff (just a normal install, treating the USB stick as an SSD.) Why? The SLCs are twice as expensive as the MLCs but they are 4 times faster and last 8* longer! So they really are small SSDs ...


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Is there an application i can use to fix the bad blocks? No. The drive already does this on its own. It will detect broken of failing sectors and remaps them until it runs out of spare sectors to remap them to. Long before that happens you should ditch the HDD (keep the rest of the laptop. Optionally install a cheap second hand drive or even an ...


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Nope, you don't have to create a partition for every user, instead you just have to move your old /home to your external HDD. By default /home is the place for all user files unless "root" though your user files normally will sit here. For case of permissions by default users can see other files without the ability of changing or modification, if you also ...


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You can easily put the writable filesystem (in the casper-rw file) for a live media onto a hard disk. The limitation is that the casper-rw file must go on a FAT partition. Newer machines (UEFI) all have a FAT EFI partition, but that's typically too small to hold a 1G-4G casper-rw file. On another big enough FAT partition, you can make directories, each ...


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Fast Googling suggests: Windows: chkdisk -f driveletter Linux: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb2


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On OS X those would be the mount points. Under Ubuntu you would want to look at /media/USERNAME/ for those. Though if the volume has not been mounted you could look at /dev/disk/by-label. If the drives are paritioned and formatted, then you can navigate to them by doing something like cd /media/USERNAME/LABEL where USERNAME is your user name and LABEL is ...


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Early SSDs had a reputation for failing after fewer writes than HDDs. If the swap was used often, then the SSD may fail sooner. This might be why you heard it could be bad to use an SSD for swap. Modern SSDs don't have this issue, and they should not fail any faster than a comparable HDD. Placing swap on an SSD will result in better performance than placing ...


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Still today Flash RAM cells built in SSDs have a limited lifespan. Every write (not read) cycle or better every erasure wears a memory cell and at some time it will stop working. The amount of erase cycles a cell can survive is highly variable, and flash from modern SSDs will do much better than some years ago. In addition the intelligent firmware will take ...


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HDD technology uses a magnetic process for data manipulation and storage. This process is noninvasive, meaning you can pretty much manipulate data on a disk drive infinitely. That is until the mechanics start to fail. In contrast SSD technology does not run the risk of mechanical failure. But what is a concern is how it stores it's data. For data storage ...


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GUI tools to make partitions automount From your comment, I understand the GUI tool did not add anything to your fstab file. In general, I am not very fond of GUI tools to edit fstab; many times unnecessary options are added or errors occur. Making an ntfs partition automount, using the uuid Since making an ntfs partition automount is relatively simple, I ...


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When you click a drive in Nautilus, it automatically mounts to /media/user1/FooDrive. "user1" is the name of user you are logged with. If you logout and login with another "user2", the drive will be still mount to the same place. And user2 will not see it. You can fix this by running sudo umount /media/user1/FooDrive if this was the mount point. Then if ...


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Install Clonezilla from Ubuntu Software Center or run sudo apt-get install clonezilla Then run sudo clonezilla It will have a CLI menu to copy full disk or partitions to an external drive.


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The best way to wipe a SSD is to issue an ATA SECURE_ERASE command rather than using low-level utilities such as dd, because it's faster and more reliable, due to a number of reasons. Run lsblk and determine to which block device the drive is currently mapped (if you have only that drive attached it will likely be mapped to /dev/sda) Run sudo hdparm -I ...


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Simple: There is none ;-) Dual-Booting just means that you will on bootup (after powerbutton is prssed and BIOS showed POST messages) be NOT greeted by thw Operating System as you have two installed. Instead you will be given the option to chose which one to start (Actually you can even dual-boot without that chosing-screen but let's ignore that for a ...


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First, /dev/sda and /dev/sdb are disks, not partitions. (In the Windows world, the term disk is sometimes applied to partitions, but the terms mean different things. A disk is a physical device, such as a disk that's built into a computer or an external disk. A partition is a subdivision of a disk as described in a partition table, which is a simple data ...


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If you mean the smartware one-click backup: no. The other smartware utilities are Windows tools that have an equivalent option in Linux (like the SMART toolset). There is a 3rd tools for security where you can password protect the disk. That is possible using encryption but it will not be a 1-click solution. You also need to remove the hidden partitions on ...


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Try the folder ~/.cache. Archive Manager/Totem probably will cache the video files there as Totem and most other media players need to be able to read from the file directly. Archive Manager does usually place temporary files in beginning with .fr or fr (fr for file-roller probably). File roller also leaves these temporary folders in other places (usually ...


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It is common for 5% of the capacity of a ext2/3/4 partition to be reserved as free space for the sole use of root, so that in the event of a partition becoming full, important files can still be written to disk, and commands can still be run to free up disk space. Indeed for /dev/sda1: 876G used / 913G size = 0.959, which means there is only 4.1% free, so ...


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Clone the HDD using CloneZilla http://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/03_Disk_to_disk_clone, then run gparted to resize the disk. To resize a partition: 1.- Select a partition. 2.- Choose: Partition → Resize/Move 3.- Adjust the size of the disk. 4.- Click Resize/Move.


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You can't fix this. If it's a new drive, go to your dealer and request a sawp under warranty. Be sure to mention "DOA" (Dead On Arrival) To be absolutely sure: sudo apt-get install smartmontools sudo smartctl --scan and then perform: sudo smartctl --all /dev/XdY where X and Y are the letters that came up for your drive in sudo smartctl --scan Sorry ...


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On the one hand, from my experience, partitioning is done by cylinders, where a cylinder covers all the platter heads. This would lead me to believe you cannot split the sides of a platter. The bigger issue is that, by limiting each OS to one head, you double the amount of arm motion for any read, and per this wikipedia article, seek times are roughly ...


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You can certainly do that. After the server is up and running on the single hard drive, install the others using these instructions. The tl;dr version is that you create a mount point for each drive and update /etc/fstab to mount the new drives.


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HDD 2 TB recommended partition table is GPT. GUID Partition Table is a partitioning scheme that is part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface specification; it uses a globally unique identifier for qualifying devices. Xfs is a file system that was designed from day one for computer systems with large numbers of CPUs and large disk arrays. It ...


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No need. Just plug the drive in a USB port and you can start using it (at least that is how it worked for me). If you want to have specific partitions, you can do that as well, using Gparted.


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As several people have mentioned, the issue is likely due to the plex user not having the correct permissions. I had a similar problem, and was able to fix it using a few easy steps. Open this config file: sudo nano /etc/default/plexmediaserver Find this line: PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_USER = plex Replace plex with your username, and save the file. Once I ...


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With two mirrored devices in your pool that would be fine. If one fails you can recover the data from the second one; replace the failed one. https://blogs.oracle.com/partnertech/entry/a_hands_on_introduction_to2 I would never recommend putting two partitions on a single disk (someone else's suggestion) except for playing about or testing. The performance ...


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You have to try some Data Recovery tools which may help you to restore some of your old data. From R-tools Technology: R-Linux is a free data recovery and undelete utility for Ext2FS/3FS (Linux) file systems. File recovery after power failure, system crash, virus infection, or partition reformation, even for the different file system. Unformat and ...


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By running applications from your original HDD (even if you'd be able to make it work), you'd bypass the package management (apt). Don't do that! You wouldn't receive any updates on your applications and they might be vulnerable to attacks from outside (for example, your webbrowser) or have unresolved, breaking bugs. If you don't have very limited bandwith, ...


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The Linux kernel supports software RAID (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID) or even Logical Volume Management (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lvm) without any cards or extra hardware. It depends what sort of RAID you want to implement, but basically the steps are: install the new drive, and create a new, degraded array (that is only the ...


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I would recommend using GParted since you will have a visual cue of what is going on. In GParted, you will have list of partitions on a particular disk. You can make your preferred changes to a disk or partition and apply those changes when done. I read your other question and it seems there might be a problem with the bootable USB you created. If you have ...



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