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Long long time ago... ... There was a time when people used to install Linux and configure it by hand for their specific needs. Some of this is true even today for servers. The choices you see in gparted are some of the popular ones for those who had very different needs as compared with the average desktop users, the intended audience for Ubuntu desktop. ...


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One nice Gnome application is baobab. It comes with default ubuntu installation. To get it, sudo apt-get install baobab apt-cache show baobab Description-en: GNOME disk usage analyzer Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage in a GNOME environment. It can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a ...


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In my experience, I don't think there is something faster in the command line as dd. Adjusting the bs parameter can increase the speed, for example, I have 2 HDD that I know have a read/write speed greater than 100 MB/s so I do this: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=100M There is also pv (Needs to be installed first) that checks for the fastest speed on both ...


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ncdu If you use the command line, you could use ncdu. It uses a command-line GUI (ncurses). Installation sudo apt-get install ncdu Description From its webpage: [...] ncdu: A disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface, aimed to be run on a remote server where you don't have an entire gaphical setup, but have to do with a simple SSH ...


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Keep the /home partition Yes! You can keep the existing home partition using one of the advanced installation options called Something Else After choosing this option, you will be able to tell the installation process to use the existing / and /home partitions. Make sure to choose to format / partition as ext4 and Not format (remove the check mark) ...


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First, note there is a typo in mount your command. It should be: $ sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/username Here /dev/sda2 is the device (in this case, a hard drive's partition) you want to access, and /media/username is your mountpoint, i.e., the location in the filesystem where you want to mount the device. To answer your questions: Yes, using cd is the ...


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You cannot shrink/edit a partition if any of the partition on the storage device is mounted. So in order to unmount and edit the root filesystem, the OS need to be shutdown. Then boot into a live system and edit the partition as described in other answers. Alternative solution : swap file As an alternative to creating an entire partition, a swap file ...


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The problem is your connection type, and block size. For the fastest results your block size should be half the lowest write speed you typically receive. This will give you a safe margin, but still allow for a large number; of course you need to have enough ram to hold the data too. Usb 2.0 is 12 megabits per second (Mbps), Usb 2.0 High Speed is 480 Mbps. ...


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Known Bug There is a bug (see below) that overwrites the UUID for the partition as soon as data is written to it. Therefore, you cannot use the UUID to reference the partition to use for encrypted swap. These days, swap space is hardly ever used. On my machine, swap is only used when I open my 40th tab. When I have no swap, suddenly my computer starts ...


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Generic advantages of having multiple partitions: You can use different disks/LUNs and have better performance. This can increase the performance of the databases as you can have the transaction log on a storage and the data files on another. Similar for disk I/O intensive web applications. You can use different mount options (that increase the security or ...


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In general, they should leave each other alone. If you do the install correctly (Windows first, then Linux, as a rule, because Linux is more 'considerate'). As far as I am aware, there is no additional risk involved in sharing a drive. Having said that, here are some gotchas to watch out for. 1) Windows will not be able to see the contents of your Linux ...


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Firstly, the "partition merging" question you ask. There is no "merging" of partitions - the actual 'merging' involves deleting a partition completely and then manually expanding the partition (in layman's terms). Because there is no 'merging' of partitions, your question on it is going to be answered with a "No, there will be no merging of partitions". I ...


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The Swap Area is basically extra RAM that lives on your hard drive. The Windows equivalent would be the Pagefile. It is much slower than physical RAM, but is necessary in many cases to keep a system running smoothly. You can either make a separate partition for your Swap Area (recommended), or you can go the windows way and make a Swap File on your system ...


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You actually can use the 4.25 GiB at the end without any reboot, because Linux supports on-line partition resizing since kernel 2.6 (meaning you can resize partitions while they're mounted, even the root partition, without any reboot). I'll show you how to remove the swap partition and extend the root partition with all the free space at the end. Then I'll ...


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First of all is important to know that you cannot resize to shrink your root partition if you are using it (This is called online shrinking). You can only grow it online. This is supported by the resize2fs command. I will assume the following: You don't want to loose your information on the root partition. You don't have physical access to the hard drive ...


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In the Unity applications dash look for "Disks". It's a disk manager that you can use to apply a partition table (choose mbr/ms-dos), create a partition, and add a filesystem to your second hard drive. Then you should be able to mount the partition, and see it.


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It is safer to use 2 hard disks. during formatting it is easier to recognize the different hard disks. 1 will be named sda and the other sdb. Though the installer puts names next to bootable partitions it does help to find other partitions that belong to that specific OS (like a D: drive will be sda2 on sda where sda1 is the OS for Windows or db2 is a ...


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There are a few options available: fdisk (older, doesn't support GPT4). parted (the CLI brother of GParted). The various mkfs programs, if you already have partitions and wish to format. fdisk and parted are interactive, and have help commands, so you can always look for help within the program. Both are also scriptable. The mkfs commands are not ...


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The ntfsprogs package was renamed to ntfs-3g in Ubuntu 13.04. Hence, from Ubuntu 13.04 onwards, one would use: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g However, this package lags a bit behind the latest version. Hence one may wish to compile from source to get the latest version. As of August 19, 2014, the latest version on the website is 2014.2.15, released on ...


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In a hybrid SSHD all SSD access is integrated with the hard drive's firmware and should not be controlled by the OS. You will be safe to just use, partition and format your 500 GB hard drive and rely on the engineers of that drive to give you optimum performance from the integrated SSD cache. Also see Is Seagate's new "FAST Factor Boot" ...


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I know Windows well but Ubuntu not so well (or the other way around) Both Windows and Ubuntu are POSIX compliant operating systems and they both allow you to define which user has access to which individual file, directory, partition or disk! But they do it just a little bit differently (There are full-time jobs for people who have to clean up wrong ...


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Another very useful app for this is: JDiskReport Is very similar to windows SpaceSniffer and has a very useful and intuitive IU. You need Java to use it but it can run in every OS with Java An image to see the user interface: Hope it helps !


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From the fdisk and lsblk output we can see that: /dev/sda1 is your main partition, and is used for the root mount point (/), which holds everything else. How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout? /dev/sda2 is an extended partition - which means you are using an MBR partition table instead of GPT. The Ubuntu installer usually sets up one extended ...


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I'm an expert at both Windows and Ubuntu Good! Welcome! :-) You've probably read the non-expert versions above and wondered what's in it for you... Well, I'm not going to tell you that: creating 4 primary partitions on one single MBR drive is locking yourself in a corner (though some of the users above will have them on a GPT drive), nor what ...


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What is a partition table? How is it related to Windows 8? In addition to general partitioning, it should be noted that information about partitions are stored in a partition table on the hard disk. The whole topic didn't receive much attention because DOS/Windows computers – where one would install Linux onto – just had one choice for almost three ...


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Others have posted good information; however, there's one other critical detail: Ubuntu lacks a useful NTFS repair utility. Filesystems occasionally become damaged. Power outages, bugs, system crashes, and other conditions can cause this to happen. When Ubuntu encounters a damaged NTFS volume, Ubuntu will refuse to mount it. Thus, on an Ubuntu-only system, ...


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If you have a OEM-preinstalled copy of Windows 8 Computers with OEM installs of Windows usually come with more than 1 or 2 partitions. Starting with Windows 8 the partition table should be GPT, allowing for more than 4 primary partitions. 1. Resizing the Windows partition There are at least 2 ways doing this: from the live media in Windows A. Resizing ...


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Your disk is probably failing. You probably don't have a virus. You can check your drive SMART data using smartctl -H /dev/sda, but if Ubuntu told you there's a disk error you should believe it. Start copying your data to another drive. Stop using the drive for any other purpose in case you're destroying your documents.


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Well this is weird to say the least. I'm guessing your TV's OS has additional requirements beyond simply FAT32. For example Windows XP has limitations on cluster size, number of clusters, and partition size when booting from FAT32 partitions (REF). Perhaps your TV doesn't like the allocation size? If that's not it then I don't know :P. You should check to ...



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