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Installing the below packages only will auto-mounts your exFAT formatted drives , sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils Or try to mount it manually after installing the above packages, sudo mkdir /media/exfat sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdxx /media/exfat /dev/sdxx - your exfat partition. In Ubuntu 14.04, exfat-fuse and exfat-utils packages are ...


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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 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 specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote). ...


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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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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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Use ntfsfix in the terminal , even if you can't access Windows sudo ntfsfix /dev/XY //Previous wasn't working for me. where XY is the partition e.g sda2 or sdb1 ntfsfix repairs some fundamental NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the first boot into Windows.


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That's a bad idea. If you put the installed applications on the SSD you'll get a more stable operating system and better performance. You've got a 120GB SSD, so you should not hesitate to use it for your installed applications. Your 750GB hard drive is certainly not there for nothing. Here is my suggestion for how to use the 750GB hard drive optimally. ...


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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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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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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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Short answer: It doesn't matter at all. Detailed answer: There is absolutely no risk with keeping two operating systems on the same disk device. You can mess with another system partition as long as the disk device with that partition is accesible, putting it on separate physical device doesn't make it safer (nor less safe) in any way.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Download Gparted Live CD .iso from here and burn it using Brasero Boot from it skip language To start up the default graphical environment Press Enter That's is Now start Gparted


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The tmpfs filesystem is a RAMDISK. The following will create a 2G RAMDISK that will always be available. sudo mkdir -p /media/ramdisk sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=2048M tmpfs /media/ramdisk The ramdisk folder is owned by root as it is to be available on reboot. The ramdisk permissions should be writeable by everyone. The tmpfs default permissions (chmod ...


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You can shrink/extend a logical volume very easily with a GUI tool: system-config-lvm. Because system-config-lvm is not come pre-installed, once booted from a live-cd, you have to install it: $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) universe" $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install system-config-lvm Once it ...


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I experienced this with Linux Mint 17 (based on 14.04) and searched for a solution without success. I did a little investigation as you had above and it showed that while an entry existed in crypttab, that UUID didn't actually exist when viewing the blkid output. So, I issued a sudo mkswap /dev/mapper/mint--vg-swap_1 and copied the newly generated UUID into ...


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Ok, first, the answers I have seen do not address the 2 most important issues. First, although I applaud your diving in and trying something, the reason you have run into problems is due to an incomplete understanding of the linux directory structure. Please confirm what follows before blindly following my advice as I am not a regular user of the *buntu ...


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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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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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Without an existing OS, the installation is easier - you have no need to worry about data retention or compatibility with prior operating systems. I would be tempted to let Ubuntu do whatever it feels like to the disk (it will reformat and partition the disk by itself) unless you have a specific desire to have some partitions, like /home, seperated out.


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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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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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Solid-state drives are not like regular mechanical hard drives in the sense that you can partition the drive to keep data for certain partitions in a specific physical area of the drive platters. You cannot write to a specific memory address on the SSD, like you can with RAM. The SSD controller will distribute data across all of the available memory on the ...


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After reviewing a combination of random guides and tutorials on the net, I was able to successfully add a disk to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 machine, and essentially set it up so I have multiple hard drives appearing as one single drive. To do this, I used LVM. To help anyone else who might want to do this at some point, I will post here what I did. These ...


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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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