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What is /dev/loopx? [duplicate]

$ df -kh Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 7,8G 0 7,8G 0% /dev tmpfs 1,6G 19M 1,6G 2% /run /dev/sda2 622G 227G 364G 39% / tmpfs ...
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What is the function of the list of loop devices? [duplicate]

A lot of strange loop devices appear in my Kubuntu OS. [translation: Hard disk 107.4GB Hard disk 487.0GB Loop Device Hard Disk 4.0GB Loop Device Loop Device Loop Device ...
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Why do I have loop partitions mounted? [duplicate]

What is this problem in Ubuntu 16.04? I have had this problem for 2 months now and I can't seem to be able to delete partitions loop0, loop1, or loop3.
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What are snap mounts on ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 from live USB. It went well, however I see some snap folders mounted. /dev/loop1 21M 21M 0 100% /snap/gnome-logs/25 /dev/loop4 1,7M 1,7M 0 100% ...
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How to remove /dev/loops [duplicate]

On my Ubuntu desktop, the command fdisk -l shows /dev/loopX up to /dev/loop23. I'm using gnome-fallback on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I'm wondering what possible effects these could have on performance and ...
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What are snap loop devices and can I safely remove them? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 17.10 I noticed 2 new partitions when using gnome-disk-utility. From what I understand, they are snap partitions/loop devices created when installing pieces of software. Note that I don't ...
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Is this a bug in the 'file systems' of 'gnome-system monitor' ? shows so many drives while i have just two [duplicate]

i dont know what a 'squash' is, is this a new feature or a bug? should i report this?
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What is all this /snap gibberish mounted on my system? [duplicate]

What on earth is all this utter gibber on my (freshly booted) ubuntu 18.04 virtual machine, and how do I make it go away and never bother me again? /dev/loop0 3840 3840 0 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 system monitor shows 70 partitions? [duplicate]

I have one 500GB HDD. I did not formated it, but have selected "Erase disk and install Ubuntu 18.04" option. Now, when I open System Monitor it shows 70 partitions. And 490,7 GB one is shown 16 times....
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Snappy Loop partition on encrypted disk concern [duplicate]

I was curious about something. I have LUKS FDE on my Ubuntu installation and discovered that using snappy packages creates a snap loop partition. I'm not really sure why this was added or what it ...
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Strange new disks appeared in Ubuntu [duplicate]

All of sudden I noticed two new disks in my Ubuntu 16.04: /var/lib/snapd/snaps/core_5662.snap (deleted) and /var/lib/snapd/snaps/chromium_506.snap (deleted) . What are they and why did they appear? ...
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Why does System Monitor show so many File Systems? [duplicate]

When I opened System Monitor for the first time just after installing, it only showed three or four records, now after a week it shows a bunch of them, some 100% full. What does that mean?
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File system problems, sudo parted -l, sudo fdisk -l show16 loops? [duplicate]

I guess something is wrong with my filesystem. Gparted shows: sda 1 (boot 487 MB), sda 2 (extended 238 GB), sda 2, sda 5 (lvm2 pv 238 GB) of the 238 GB, only 48 MB are unused The fdisk -l ...
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Why does Ubuntu mount software on boot? [duplicate]

Every time Ubuntu starts, I see certain software being mounted for some reason. For example: "Mounting Mount unit for gnome-calculator..." I also see non-default software, like Discord, being ...
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It 's not possible to delete /dev/loop0, Permission denied [duplicate]

How can I delete the /dev/loop0,... Until /dev/loop7 I receive permission denied. On my laptop I have no harddisk. I use only the ram. I use Ubuntu.

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