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You should look in to Wubi Its A way to install Ubuntu From Windows.. (i dont Recommend it.. But its easy to uninstall if you dont like it(since youre new to Linux and Ubuntu)) You may want to read this tread before considering a Wubi based Installation.. = http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=481219&highlight=catch) You can Always Try a Fresh ...


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You are trying to resize a mounted partition which is not possible. You will have to boot from an Ubuntu Live USB to resize that partition since you cant unmount it. Follow the instructions here to make the Live USB. then boot up your laptop from this Live USB and use gparted to resize the partition.


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When a machine goes into the suspend state the kernel freezes (stops) user space programs and kernel threads. Then the kernel will traverse all the devices and calls the suspend methods on each driver. Each driver has the know-how to put the hardware into a deep sleep state (or even power it off) (and the converse to bring it back to a sane running state ...


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I encountered this issue when I tried upgrading 15.10 to 16.04 and I fixed using below steps. Boot in command line by pressing E when highlight the first entry to edit it. Cursor to the end of the linux line. Remove quiet splash vt.handoff=7 and add single. Press Ctrl+X to boot. Run screen (in order to get more than one prompt). Press Ctrl+A and then C to ...


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"Is it possible to hide this menu option at boot?" Yes, it is. Check this: How to make grub stop appearing every time I boot?.


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my hard disk had around 500GB memory, not 1800GB I am not sure where you got those numbers from, but the size of your hard drive is 750 GB. what can I do to save at least the most important data (~200MB)? You probably just need to recover the partition table. Most likely, the file system is not corrupted and you only have to tell the system how to ...


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Something has clearly gone wrong. If you have important data on that disk get a new disk and take an image of the original disk using dd or dd-rescue. Do not try to recover data before you got that image, as the recovery atempt might destroy your data. Get help from your local linux user group, if you are not shure what to do, but do that disk image first. ...


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Is it possible that shutting down and then unplugging my external hard drive could have broken a path? No. And if it did it would not kill the contents of the disk. I have noticed that Ubuntu shuts down almost instantly ... We do not probe for an update as Windows does. whereas Windows takes much longer and often pauses on closing 1 application ...


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The exfat file system is not installed by default. sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils Reboot and plug had back in.


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Read the error message: mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'. On your system, the file /proc/filesystems has a list of all the filesystem types your system supports (without extra effort). Or, read man mount. You probably want "-t vfat"


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Depends entirely upon your bios and exactly what level of automation you desire. Suppose.... you have 2 HDD. You can install win on 1 HDD and ubuntu on 1 HDD. When booting, some bios will enable a function key that allows you to select which HDD is the boot HDD for your session. To test this, burn the ubuntu iso to a DVD or a usb stick, and try to boot from ...


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Yes you can choose the disk you want the installer to put Grub (bootloader). You just need to know how to set the partitioning yourself manually. When choosing how to install Ubuntu where the first option is to "Erase entire disk and install Ubuntu", the last option is "Something else" Choose that and you will be presented a GUI to handle partitioning. ...


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Unstable. Impossible. Horrible with many filesystems. Insufficient also for non-continuous systems. Please, consider in using tar czf in making backups as described here. Make cron if regular backups are needed.


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The recommended minimum hard drive space is 2 GB for server and 10 GB for destop installation. However, the installation guide states: A minimal server installation of xenial requires 400MB of disk space. The standard Ubuntu desktop installation requires 2GB. So, technically, you should be able to install it on a far smaller drive (unless the installer ...


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The message about the kernel using the old table, appears because you are trying to modify partitions on a disk that's in use by the system. Either boot from a LiveCD and make the changes you want on your disk or, as Rinzwind said, do a clean install. If this disk is not your system disk, you can also unmount it before you start making this kind of changes....


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Just keep your Lubuntu installation and add the KDE packages. No need for a second installation or anything else. Be aware - all those thousand Ubuntu-distributions basically use just different default packages - thats all. Therefor if you want another desktop environment, install the related packages and that's it. The following command should be enough ...


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According to the description of the failing parameter, DATA IS BEING CORRUPTED when it goes through the drive's cache. So if you plan to do ANYTHING with that disk, the first thing to do is disable that cache. Concretely: if you plan to even extract the data, first use hdparm (for example) to disable the cache. MAYBE that will allow you to extract non-...


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The end-to-end-eror is a critical attribute. Bad values here are an indicator for very soon complete disk failure. Back up all data as soon as possible and get a new disk! More information can be found on Wikipedia, here's an excerpt: ID: 184 Hex: 0xB8 Attribute name: End-to-End error / IOEDC Better: ...


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According to smart status ... Hard drives, supporting this attribute Samsung, Seagate, IBM (Hitachi), Fujitsu, Maxtor, Western Digital, Hewlett-Packard and End-to-End error S.M.A.R.T. parameter is a part of HP's SMART IV technology and it means that after transferring through the cache RAM data buffer, the parity data between the host and the ...


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I count 5 hard drives listed in your question, and 3 of which are 4TB drives: This first one looks like your SSD: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors The next 3 are all 4TB: Disk /dev/sdb: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors Disk /dev/sdc: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors Disk /dev/sdd: 3.7 TiB, ...


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Ubuntu should have no problem seeing those drives. Open up a terminal and use these commands to inspect if the disks exist. This command should list all disk in the system, and display information about the partitions. sudo fdisk -l This command should show you each partition's GUID/ID and also the filesystem each one contains. sudo blkid Finally, this ...


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The issue was solved after I accessed the drive from a Windows computer. Just that. I've inserted it again on my linux machine and it works normally, as it should. Just in case it helps someone, some day.


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this seems to be a bug in the system-config-lvm tool. use the command line with lvextend -L +nnG /device resizet2fs /devic it works, even if the partition is the live /


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Assuming you HDD is well formatted and mounted in Ubuntu. In other words, you can access the HDD from a file manager (e.g. Nautilus). You can just create the required folders Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc. on you HDD. And move your files to these new locations. Next, there are some things you could do to make things a little more convenient. For ...


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I suggest VeraCrypt. VeraCrypt is a port of TrueCrypt but is still maintained. It uses substantially stronger encryption than TrueCrypt ever did. You can download VeraCrypt here. For your stated purpose, you're going to want the command-line version, so install that. Then you'll want to encrypt with a long and impossible-to-remember randomized ...


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For a novice it might be the most efficient to just download a preconfigured VB-Image. In any case, it is a definite time-saver. Check http://www.osboxes.org/ubuntu/ p.s. Don't forget to install virtualbox extension pack on the host and guest-additions inside of the guest.


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It is asking where your Ubuntu ISO is. If you have not downloaded it: 32-bit Ubuntu 16.04: http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04-desktop-i386.iso 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04: http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso Then select the file. :)


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So which directories are save to put on the SSD? Any directory you want on it. I would advice the whole system and store your private data on a partition on the HDD. Can I move /home to SSD? Yes. I myself only put the directories in /home/$USER/ onto a partition. Since those directories are maintained from a config file (~/.config/user-dirs.dirs) I ...


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My initial intention was to merely comment, but then I was told my reputation isn't high enough to do that. Anyway, let me begin by clarifying that I am by no means an experienced Linux user. That said, I did actually manage to tackle a similar issue I was facing up until the day before yesterday. In my case, I did a reboot before long, which I guess you ...


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Unless you need to destroy the data on the hard disk (to make it irrecoverable by data recovery software), you don't need to secure erase; simply formatting the drive should be adequate. That said, when you type the command, be sure to replace the entire <password> phrase, including < and > characters. For example, if you want the password to be ...


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It can be incredibly beneficial to encrypt everything but your bootloader; obviously, your bootloader must remain cleartext. One answer here suggests to use the alternate installer to encrypt almost everything, but include unencrypted content on the internal hdd. This invites an "Evil Maid" attack: during a period when your computer is physically insecure an ...


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You can change their standard location by changing the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs which usually looks something like this: # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run # Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy ...


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found it! Using $ du -hs ulg/.* 971G ulg/.wine


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During installation you will be asked where you want to install Ubuntu. You can choose the SSH drive and specify that you want the whole drive to be used. A bit will be set apart for swapping though. After the installation, the HDD will automatically be mounted in /media/{some long drive id}. If you want to change the HDD mount point to something easier to ...


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Baobab is useful - gives you a nice ring chart showing what's taking up your space, 1/2 a 1.8T drive should be pretty obvious! It isn't installed by default - it's Gnome so you may find it comes with clutter, and you'd need to install it - so perhaps use a USB drive to do this? Once you've located the rogue file(s), then deleting becomes trivial - but it is ...


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In the menu, go to System > Users and Groups, and there, select the user, click on "advanced settings" button, and in the "User Privileges" tab, mark the option "Access External Storage Devices Automatically". That's all.


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What I see in the output of lsblk and df The two key points are these two lines: ├─sdd1 8:49 0 457.9G 0 part / └─sdd5 8:53 0 7.9G 0 part [SWAP] / tells us that 457.9 G disk partition contains your currently used Ubuntu - / designates root folder, much like C:\ on Windows. [SWAP] tells us it's the partition for your virtual memory ( which is ...


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In ubuntu (and in linux in general) Computer or MyComputer is a Windows-like designation for /. / is the root of your Ubuntu filesystem. Just like MyComputer is the root of your Windows PC. In linux everything is interpreted as a file or folder, even the hardware parts. Hardware is located in /dev. Harddisks looks like /dev/sda , dev/sdb , etc. 67GB ...


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Where is your partition mounted? Find that, open a terminal, and change to the directory that contains it. Then type the command ls -l. This will show you who owns the mount point and therefore all the files under it. If it's root, you can change it so that you own it by typing sudo chown [yourusername]:[yourusername] [the mountpoint] It will ask you for ...


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You're missing the -f option. It also looks like vdfuse needs to be told what the type of file it is. The command should be: vdfuse -r -t VHD -f "/media/mike/DATA/VM-VHD/SGOS.vhd" ~/Test The -f specifies the file that you're mounting. The -t means what type, since you're using VHD, that is what is specified. Also make sure that you uncomment the line ...


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First of all, run sudo update-grub. Then, add the grub-customizer PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grub-customizer After it's installed, check the first and second tabs if there's anything hidden (especially grub-hidden-timeout). After tinkering VERY CAREFULLY, save and reboot.


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If you are looking for grub loader, please enter the following command in ubuntu- sudo update-grub After executing the above commands, reboot and check if the grub loader appears. I had faced similar issue where I did not get the option to install ubuntu alongside windows and Ubuntu was loaded automatically. After executing the above mentioned command, I ...


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The hard plans you have can not exactly be achieved with btrfs, simply because you can not configure it that way. Btrfs can be told to use a specific raid level but it will decide by itself on which drive it will put the data and where to put the mirrorored data. With an MD array you can do that. First create a striped array with drive A and B and then ...


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There are a few ways to achieve this. I installed Ubuntu Mate on a 1TB HDD, with Windows 10 on an SSD. I put the GRUB2 loader on the HDD, and therefore I have to use F11, and choose to boot from the HDD at startup, whenever I want to boot Ubuntu. If you dislike this way, and want to continue booting from your SSD, but still be able to choose between OSes at ...


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This approach are fine. I suggest you also consider these issues: SSD technology and IO wearing Depending on technology of your SSD, you have also to pay attention on IO rate of some applications. High IO could decrease the life of some devices. If was the case, these files would be better linked to HDD. I believe this approach is not only for the /home ...


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You can try to force a check of all file systems skipping mounted ones with the -M option sudo fsck -Af -M If it fails perhaps you can try for ext4 filesystems sudo fsck.ext4 -f /dev/sda1 > fsck-output.txt You can change to ext3 depending on your filesystem type. The Recommended filesystem for Linux systems would be EXT4 with TRIM intended to ...


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Since this error started with the new SSD, I'd recommend checking the connection. If the disk is connected via SATA, that means both ends of the cable: Unplug and plug in again. If the problem does not disappear, I'd recommend checking the SSD itself with whatever you have available. There might be some low-level tools from the manufacturer, there might be ...


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After a bit of investigation, I found that the problem was in the systemd-fsckd service, from the systemd package. At the time of writing, the versions which are available in wily and xenial seem to contain the offending code (225-1ubuntu9 and 229-4ubuntu4 respectively). Solution As the service is not necessary for the correct working of the system, a ...


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If I may say something about this, having done an upgrade to an SSD on a MacBook Pro, I have the OS (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) on the SSD and my /Users folder on an HDD. It is best to have the /home folder on a separate hard drive (external for laptops and internal for desktops) rather than on the SSD. Why? An SSD has a limited number of times that you can ...


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That is SMART data that is used for drive self-diagnosis. You can find good explanation on how to interpret it here (take a look at the other answers too): Value: This is the raw value that the controller reports. Usually it's an easy to understand value (like power on hours or temperature), but sometimes it isn't (like the read error rate). Different ...



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