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comment Can't unmount USB drive
Is the USB drive mounted at the time you try to umount it?
Mar
9
comment Hard drive not showing data after moving it to new computer, went from USB ext to internal
MRB and 512k sectors has a limit of 2TB. If you want more you need a 4K sector drive (and nothing in between which helpfully translated that back to 512b sectors) or GPT. And these days GPT is the default.
Mar
6
comment Hard drive not showing data after moving it to new computer, went from USB ext to internal
In theory you can 'correct'/rewite the MBR. I think at least one person on Super User did that. But backup, wipe and restore is much much easier. Esp. since you want a bacp anyways.
Mar
6
comment How to make free space in root
I never used Mongodb, but a quick websearch shows these: Stack overflow: Changing MongoDB data store directory and stack overflow: Moving MongoDB's data folder‌​. I have no direct experience so am am reluctant to post a copy of this as an answer. Please test yourself (after making a backup) and feel free to self answer if it works.
Mar
6
comment How to make free space in root
Just moving something without the idea what happened it probably just a temporarily solution. Start with df (disusage), mount (shows which partitions are mounted where) and use the edit link to add that information to the post. Often this will show things like /home being on / (and quite full with movies or music), or a mysql database somewhere in /var/ ...
Mar
6
comment How to make free space in root
Step 1: Check what is using the space. Step 2: Action to solve that. Without the knowledge from step 1 we do not know the answer either.
Mar
6
comment Hard drive not showing data after moving it to new computer, went from USB ext to internal
Some external hardriove caes (mostly those from well known brands) do 'helpfull things' like translating 4K sectors to emulated 512b sectors. Doing this means better compatability with ancient operating systems (decades old, e.g. XP) but causes the same symptoms as you just described when you move the 'helpfully formatted' harddisk to a normal setup and the sector size suddenly changes. Might be worth checking this. (not posting as an answer since it is merely a guess and this issue has been mentioned several times already. At least on Super User, not sure anout AU.)
Jan
22
comment Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system
The command you quoted wiped from the beginning only. If you also want to wipe the end then we need to seek further into the disk and start writing just before the end. This post on SU describes a nice way to do that: superuser.com/questions/128860/…
Jan
22
comment Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system
To add details: dd to wipe the beginning and the end of the disk. GPT keeps a backup at the end of the disk and I have no idea how windows [installer] acts when it only finds one copy. Also to installl windows on a disk with GPT partitioning you need to boot windows in EFI mode. And to install windows on an old style MBR partitioned disk you need to boot it in legacy CSM mode. Whatever partitioning style you choose will be used for all operating systems. So eiher use MBR and install both Windows and Ubuntu the old way. Or use GPT and install both that way.
Dec
26
comment how to find a file and ftp from ubuntu server?
Usually you can simply find a file with locate. After that start your FTP client and just upload it. If you want to do that daily and script it then please add more details on what you are trying to do.
Dec
26
comment How to send the DHCP server a different hostname?(connecting to wifi with a fake computer name)
I guess writing your own DHCP client is an option.
Dec
14
revised Why does Ubuntu start up with the PXE rom?
Rewrote for clarity.
Dec
14
suggested approved edit on Why does Ubuntu start up with the PXE rom?
Dec
14
answered Why does Ubuntu start up with the PXE rom?
Dec
14
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Dec
8
comment Server w/ 2 nics/subnets. Only 1 accessible at once. broadcast and ssh needed on different nics
Do you really need both NICs to be one the same network? If not, why not use two different networks, one per NIC?
Dec
6
comment Where should I create custom folders?
Aye. Hence the local part in the name. If the OP uses multiple VMs and all share the same custom folder with eachother then this is indeed not the right place. I read the question as 'I have one host and one guest, and I want to share between these'. But the other interpretation is equally valid.
Dec
5
answered Where should I create custom folders?
Nov
18
revised mount HD with “special rights”
Removed thanks. Remove name (hint, it is already show below the post). Some typos fixed.
Nov
18
suggested approved edit on mount HD with “special rights”