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Deleting a large file on R server does not reclaim storage on laptop

I am using R server and I deleted multiple files totaling 40GB. I have a folder on my local disk and created a symbolic link to be able to use the files without uploading them to R server. Any time i ...
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how to show extrernal hard disk on files manager?

I put a hdd disk on an external case. the disk is readed but it not displayed on files manager. as you can see in this image: but in files manager it's not displayed, so i can't access to it. as you ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10, Ubuntu Read Only File System

ISSUE: Error: Failed to fix the alternate boot sector I have dual booted Windows 10 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I have two storage device. sda ( SSD ) and sdb ( HDD ) Only one of the partition in sdb, /dev/...
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SDcard not showing full size in gparted

So I was trying to put an embedded linux image inside an SDcard (32gb) and used the famous 'dd' command... Apparently it failed because now I cant format the disk anymore, in my Disks utility i get ...
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How can we do passthrough physical disk partition to multipass virtual machine?

I am setting up a Kubernetes cluster over multipass virtual machines for a test environment. We need access to raw harddisks within the virtual machines. How can we connect physical disk partitions to ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 22.04.03 : how to free more space on disk

I recently dual booted my Lenovo i7 windows computer to use Ubuntu 22.04.03. I initially freed 100 go of memory for the OS but I realize that it is not much. My computer is 1 To. I understand that I ...
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How Does the Smart Control Parameter #173 from Ubuntu smarctl / gnome-disks for the Samsung MZ-7TY2560 reconcile with Linux HDSentinel Rating of 52%

From the Ubuntu version of HDSentinel, it reports health of 52% because of: # HDSentinel Hard Disk Sentinel for LINUX console 0.20.10851 (c) 2023 [email protected] Start with -r [reportfile] to ...
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first time trying to learn "mount"

is it just best practices to mount in media, or is it ok or irrelevant if i wanted to mount in my home or user file instead of a root file like media? Also, the "unmount" isnt all that clear ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 VPS not showing the actual disk size

I just bought a VPS Linux Ubuntu 20.04 which uses NVMe and storage which is said to be 80GB, I tried running apt update && apt full-upgrade -y and everything works normally, I intend to ...
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Ubuntu 22.04: how to understand where the OS installed? [duplicate]

I have a 22.04 with 3 HDDs. How to detect on what disk the OS installed? I'd like to format another disk and use it as a file storage but it contains system folders too, it seems from an old ...
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Disk space showing more usage than what is actually used

On one Hetzner server I can't figure out why my disk drive is taking more space than what is actually running on it. df -h results: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev ...
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something wrong disk size in vm under KVM

My VM in KVM looks disk full, then I checked df df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 392M 1.2M 391M 1% /run /dev/mapper/...
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New ssd and new user

I'm a beginner with Linux and I just bought a new SSD with 1TB and physically installed it on my laptop, in which I`m running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. Aiming to separate work and play environments I ...
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How to identify where IOPS on zpool is coming from?

I am running a zpool which seems to always carry a load of ~300M writes. I am having trouble identifying why the load is so high. In the screenshot, i run zpool iostat 30 and observed the load ~300M ...
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Flash drive completely disappeared after format on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I tried to format Flash Drive via Disks and set Erase option, after some time Disks got an error about formatting drive, I closed it and tried once more. Then after some time I got error again and ...
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Hard disk has become read-only. fsck, some other solutions listed below did not work

I am a new Linux user, on Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.03 LTS. For trying Linux, I started with a dual boot with windows 10 on 256GB nvme SSD and 495 GB default partition made by ubuntu for dual boot on the ...
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ext4 - Remove ability to encrypt disk even for root

I was wondering if this is possible: remove the ability to encrypt a disk/partition? It occured to me that it's a possible attack vector to encrypt the disk with a key if you manage to get root access....
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Confused about command line options for Linux mkfs

I am formatting a new drive on Ubuntu 20.04, and I am at the step where I format the drive to ext4. One article (https://linuxize.com/post/fdisk-command-in-linux/) says to do this: sudo mkfs.ext4 -F /...
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How to know if my NVMe SSD needs TRIM

Running Ubuntu 22.04 on my main laptop. I am using 4TB TEAMGROUP MP34 NVMe as my main drive. The file system is ext4. Yesterday (Nov 16), while downloading some large files (about 300 files, 600GB ...
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Getting "Error Mounting Filesystem"

I am unable to open my sda4 and sda2 drives. When I check the Disks app I am getting the below errors sda4: Error mounting/dev/sda4 at/media/santhosh/Personal: Unknown error when mounting/dev/sda4(...
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How can I resize partitions using command line in my KVM [duplicate]

I only have access to the server via a terminal and I can't use graphical tools. I want to extend my /vda/vda3 from all free space of 150G. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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How bad is this disk?

One of my disk became super slow recently, but with no SMART errors. Why is the writing so slow now? How bad is it? Should I replace it? GNOME Disks test results: === START OF INFORMATION SECTION ==...
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Mce hardware error with dual boot

I have a PC with a dual boot Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS / Windows 11 on two separate disks that worked for several months. At the moment, Windows works perfectly well but, when I boot on Ubuntu I get this ...
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Hard disk solution

I am using Kubuntu. As shown above I have a 7.3tb partition at sda1 labeled E. The entry into fstab reads: /dev/sda1 /mnt/E ext4 defaults 0 0 sda 8:0 0 7.3T 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 7.3T ...
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How do I label (or name) a disk? [duplicate]

How do I label (or name) a disk? I can find all kinds of ways to label a partition, but I can find nothing on a label that I can set that applies to the entire physical disk. I also need to read/write ...
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I want to reduce disk usage but don't know which partition is okay to empty

Lately I've been facing a disk error and when I checked the currently used space, this came out: I see /dev/md1p1 has the biggest size (877 GB) compared to others. I'd like to know if this partition ...
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NVME disk in enclosure not working

DISK - INTEL SSDPEKNW512G8L ENCLOSURE - RTL9210B-CG trying with USB self powered hub and as a standalone (adapter+drive) don't know why it's not showing up. sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda /dev/sda: ATA ...
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Mind-bogglingly slow disk read performance in KVM guest

I'm running Ubuntu Server 22.04.3 with all the latest updates. I've installed KVM and a guest with the same Ubuntu Server version. My problem is that the guest is crazy slow at reading a file. If I ...
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Disk shows blk_update_request after restarting

I'm using Ubuntu Server 22.04. The disk shows blk_update_request and spams it into console after I shut it down remotely and it worked perfectly fine before, but now it shows this error. I suppose it ...
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Disk Issues moving from Ubuntu To Windows

recently I have been having issues when trying to format an old laptop and move it over to windows to give to a family member. I had the laptop running ubuntu previously. However when trying to run ...
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How do I fix linux partitioning for disks without reinstalling system?

I have a server where I have 2 x 1 TB of disks of storage. It seems that I did not configure them well on the start and now I have installed my applications and afraid that I need to reinstall ...
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Black screen after passphrase LUKS encryption

I have a problem with ubuntu 22.04. when i put passphrase to LUKS disk the screen becomes all black and I can't do anything. I am completely stuck. What should I do? Thanks for your consideration and ...
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Created Partition in SD card is not detecting after rebooting

In Ubuntu 18, I inserted an SD card, and create a new partition using fdisk, then when executed the command lsblk, I got this NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 ...
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Changing the location of Trash to a different disk?

In a computer with Ubuntu 22.04, I have the OS installed in a SSD (first disk) and I have a 10Tb Hard Drive (second disk) for large storage. I am trying to find what is the best way to have the Trash ...
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Trouble mounting a FAT32 IDE drive with USB adapter

I have one of those 40 pin IDE to USB adapters. I can use this and mount an ext4 drive, but an older FAT32 drive will not mount. sudo mount /dev/sdb /targetdirectory gives me: mount: /media/.../...: ...
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(Ubuntu Budgie) - Stuck in login loop - Ran out of disk space

I'm an amateur user of Linux with no idea whatsoever on terminals and command lines. A year back I was looking to switch over to FOSS and installed Ubuntu Budgie because I felt at ease with its ...
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Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root" in Ubuntu

I keep getting this message (Low Disk Space on "Filesystem Root") every time I open Ubuntu. I run Ubuntu on VMware Workstation. I installed some packages for a simulator that I want to use ...
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(fio test) disk very slow with any service but normally if straight to disk

OS details: PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION_ID="22.04" VERSION="22.04.2 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)" VERSION_CODENAME=jammy ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=...
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./etc/opt/OS is taking the 49GB of my space while it's not a dir

du -cha --max-depth=1 /etc/opt/OS | grep -E "M|G" 49G /etc/opt/OS 49G total root:/etc/opt# cd /etc/opt/OS bash: cd: /etc/opt/OS: Not a directory root:/etc/opt# dir OS what is the ...
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My ubuntu 20.04 LTS Freeze many times a day. Keyboard and mouse is unresponisve at this time. only soultion is power on button means hard reset

enter image description here df -h command output is: bhaveshk@linux:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 7.7G 0 7.7G 0% /dev tmpfs 1.6G 2.3M 1....
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How can I change my busy disk?

I need to change my disk type, but my disk is busy and I am using Ubuntu 23.04. Note: I am new to Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu Disks Reports DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON but Hard Disk Sentinel Health is 85% with Just 8 bad Sectors: What is going on?

I am getting this cryptic message "DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON" from the Ubuntu Disks SMART Data & Self-Tests. However, when I inspect the self-test Results Window, I find that there ...
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Poor NTFS performance

I'm getting very poor write performance on an external USB HDD that has an NTFS partition. I know that the sync option can slow down NTFS quite a lot, but that option isn't on for me: rw,nosuid,nodev,...
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Only One Drive (Partition) is Showing in Ubuntu

**I recently set up a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu. When I'm in Windows, I can see all of the drives (partitions) that I have on my computer. However, when I boot into Ubuntu, it only ...
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Red icon for automounted disk / partition in nautilus (why?)

i've recently reinstalled ubuntu a few times because i had issues with nvidia drivers. But after a recent reinstall, i now have a red icon in nautilus for a partition i enabled automount for via the ...
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low space disk on file root system

I had created root file system partition of 30 GB and almost 3 swap partitions. Now it say low space disk.I have tried to delete the swap partition and increase the root file system and it shows that ...
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gparted operation failed after almost 10 hours

Finally after being patient for 10 hours, Gparted came back and performed one of two tasks: It succeeded in resizing a 300 GiB NTFS partition to 270 GiB after moving 270 GiB to the right side. It ...
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Is that okay to have the Disk type "Microsoft basic data" in Ubuntu

I was having Windows 11 and now I'm using Linux Ubuntu only. I have two disks (SSD - HDD). My first SSD /dev/sdb disk has 2 partitions 1 with Name " EFI System Partition" ( FAT (32-bit ...
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Why does the Size increase but not Free space in cfdisk?

I'm running ubuntu in a VM on Unraid. I have increased the VM's capacity with: qemu-img resize path/to/raw/img/vdisk.img +100G After restarting I can see in the UI that the space has been allocated, ...
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Get rid of lingering file found with `lsof +L1`

Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS Hi, I had a large database file that filled up my disk space and I deleted it with rm big-file. Then when I wanted to install something (the CLion backend via SSH) I got the prompt ...
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