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Questions tagged [disk]

For questions regarding disk storage devices such as hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, and optical disk drives.

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After I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS dualboot Windows 10, it shows that Disk is likely to fail soon

Today I struggled a lot to find a way to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS dual boot with my Windows 10. After several time getting freeze at the Ubuntu loading screen, I google the acpi error and change acpi=...
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On ubuntu 18.04.1 server LTS virtual machine,the disk can not be mounted when the disk hotplugging

I had write a rules file in /etc/udev/rules.d , it will be used to process the disk event from kernel ,and it will be execute the other shell script to implemented automatic mount the disk. When i ...
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SAS Drives Ubuntu Server 18.04 [duplicate]

I have two SAS drives of the same type. I have install the ubuntu operation system on the first SAS drive. Now I want to use the other drive for storage, but it doenst seem to show up on parted, lsblk,...
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Rescuing flash drive, device disappears on read error, how to create byte copy

My flash disk is 16GB Kingston and this is part of the dmesg when mounted as /dev/sdc: usb 2-3: new SuperSpeed USB device number 126 using xhci_hcd usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0951, ...
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No space left on device on newly installed Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows. When I ran sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade after installing I got this error. dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: unable to flush var/...
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How to fix a computer showing >unknown filesystem. grub rescue>?

The disk of the computer went through a disk partition to install Linux. Time later the partition was tried to be deleted. I saw the disk had aprox 5 partitions and only one was deleted and the ...
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Did not have room enough to load ROS on 1 GB former Windows machine! [on hold]

I used LinuxLive USB Creator to totally remake my former Windows 8.1 machine with 1000 GB into Ubuntu 18.04. I tried to load ROS Melodic but during installation it said I ran out of disk space! What? ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu 16.04. Is my disk in trouble?

Hope someone can advise. I have recently started having issues booting into my Ubuntu 16.04 instance on my desktop. No new hardware has been added in the past few months. I tried updating the BIOS ...
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my disk space is full due to backup in ubuntu 18.04

Every day my Disk space of my pc is decreasing due to backuping my files everyday.Can anyone tell me how can i delete the backup files in ubuntu 18.10?
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Dual Boot : Disk Failing

Upon logging into Ubuntu 18.04 I got a disk failing error. Upon some research on this particular problem, I conducted the smartctl self-assessment test which my disk failed. However, in the test it ...
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Best practice when mounting a new disk within an existing mount?

I have a 6 year old media PC, which also happens to be the home fileserver. It has a 2TB hard drive mounted under /home Under /home there are 9 different main folders, but one of them (the mythtv ...
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Trying To Access Syquest Syjet 1.5gig SCSI Drive Via Parallel Port

I am trying to access the contents of a Syquest Syjet 1.5gb drive that I have connected to the parallel port. The cable allows for connection to the parallel port as well as a scsi device. I have ...
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The disk contains an unclean file system [duplicate]

My system is dual booted with Win10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I have a an NTFS partition which i use in both OS's. Everytime i reboot from windows and switch to Linux and try to mount the NTFS partition, It ...
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how to allocate space from windows to ubuntu? [duplicate]

I had 2 os on my computer Windows and Ubuntu, I wanted to remove windows and did this with OS uninstaller,but all the space from windows left there and I cant move that space to my ubuntu using ...
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Disk Image Mounter equivalent fof Xubuntu

I have mounted .iso files to install software with Nautilus' Disk Image Mounter. I am interested in this functionality for Xubuntu 18.04 which is outfitted with the Thunar file manager. Is there ...
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non system disk or disk error when installing Lubuntu on an old HP laptop [closed]

I have an old HP laptop that I wanted to put Lubuntu on (It had Win 7 on previously). I booted from my USB, installed Lubuntu but when I tried booting from laptops hard drive I got: non system disk ...
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Recovery GPT after shrinking partition with sfdisk

A year ago, my HDD was available from Windows but not mountable from Ubuntu. I used some table repair tools on Ubuntu but it just corrupted the GUID table. I fixed the table with Partition Wizard on ...
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Available + used size only 19% of total partition size

I have a VPS with Ubuntu on OpenVZ. I noticed a day ago that the output of the df -h command returns strange values. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/simfs 54G 1.5G 8.8G ...
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Why do DVDs rarely load up in 18.04LTS

DVD films or data discs do not load up on my system, using the latest version of Ubuntu LTS, every now n then they do play, it's a complete gamble getting the DVD player to detect the data on the disc,...
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Read only disk then disk gone missing after reboot

I have a 3TB HD on /dev/sdb mounted as /media/work where I put all the heavy stuff from work. (I dont know if I've put the info correctly, I'm new to Linux) Today I tried to edit a file then noticed ...
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Safely removing USB 3.0 drive freezes the system - why and how to fix?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS amd64 with 4.4.0-140-generic Linux kernel. After one of recent upgrades I got new unexpected behavior - when I select Safely remove drive in Caja click Power off the ...
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I need help to log process details for every 5 minutes for each disk or media vise. can some one help?

Basically I need to have a logging enabled for disk wise information of processes which are utilizing that perticular disk at given point in time. and I want that log at single place. can some one ...
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18.04 file recovery question

I have moved to Ubuntu some time ago and was 'migrating' my NTFS filled with datato ext4. I was using GParted to move chunks of free space, and then move the data from NTFS part to it. All was ...
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Can't mount back OS disk partition (no /dev/sda)

I was trying to expand my Azure VM's OS disk and I've unmounted /dev/sda1 which is OS partition in order to do the steps mentioned here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/...
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Not enough free space to install packages [duplicate]

In these days I'm trying to install TensorFlow-gpu + CUDA. While doing this I probably did something wrong and now I'm running out of space. For example when I try to sudo apt-get install texlive-...
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print_req_error: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 882159520

After some time I came back to my esxi server where my ubuntu nas is hosted and clicked to see the terminal window and found several messages like the one in the title for random sectors on random ...
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Ubuntu - USB drive fixing after interrupted formatting

I have a problem with already 2nd USB drives, most probably due to the reason of choosing slow formatting option. Because it takes a LOT of time, I probably forget about it and accidentally break the ...
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What to do while booted into a machine with a broken /home

I was just running some DL code in a jupyter notebook and watching a youtube video in another tab. I heard the GPU fan turn off, but I saw an error about an IO issue. I did some poking around. When I ...
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checking raided system

I'm recovering a Ubuntu server with three disks, two of which might be raided (in that case since they lived in a Windows server), and that might contain data. The problem is I don't know how to ...
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Can't continue Ubuntu installation due to disk space

I have about 44 GB disk space, and I need only 8.6 GB disk space to continue Ubuntu installation. What's the issue.
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cannot resolve “No space left on device”

I'm installing one package while getting the error that Could not install packages due to an EnvironmentError: [Errno 28] No space left on device However, I'm pretty sure my space is sufficiently ...
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Live usb install on old PC - disk error

I am trying to revive an old PC which used to run windows 7. I created a bootable usb with an ubuntu image on it I changed the boot sequence and some bios parameters (SpeedStart disabled / Legacy OS ...
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Are disk labels sda/sdb/sdc/… tied to physical ports?

I'm wondering if disk labels like sda/sdb/sdc/... are associated with physical ports on the mainboard? For instance, if I have sda/sdb/sdc and remove the first 2 disks, will sdc become sda or will it ...
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How can I create an NTFS partition?

I need help to change the file system from ext4 to NTFS. I am using this command: sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sda But I get this output: /dev/sda is entire device, not just one partition Refusing to make ...
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Ambigous partition table doesn' t let me partition a storage drive

I was trying to partition a storage drive which was worked on in Windows 7, and when I tried starting GParted, I received: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. ...
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Help in merging block storage

I need to merge a block storage and Ubuntu's primary drive and extend it all together. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 in Digital Ocean. So Droplet's primary drive is /dev/vda and it has three partitions. ...
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Ubuntu only recognizing the SSD that I used for the install

all. I'm a very new user to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get my storage up and running. When I first installed Ubuntu, I already had my RAID array set up, and put the OS on my SSD. I checked Files>Other ...
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Why is the harddisk LED always blinking in 18.04.01? [closed]

My harddisk LED is blinking perpetually red (writing data) - the blue light (state of electricity and/or for reading data) is not blinking. This is on Ubuntu 18.04.01. Virus-Check and rootkit checks ...
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Is my SSD dying? System freezes

My home media server (Ubuntu 18.04) has been freezing occassionally for the past few months. There is no kernel panic logged or anything else in the logs so I was at a loss as to the cause. Finally, ...
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Is my disk dead? I cannot boot! [duplicate]

I have an 8-year-old dual boot laptop, but it won't start Ubuntu or Windows. When selecting Ubuntu, I get a BusyBox, that mostly says: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED blk_update_request: I/O error, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't detect second SDD where is installed windows 10

Hi I would like to remove windows 10 completly from SSD. I have 2 SDDs One for ubuntu. Second for windows. I can normaly see both disks in windows disk manager, but in linux I can see only SDD ...
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list the hard disk details without root user

want to know how do the normal users know the hard disk details And i already tried with lshw and some of the following I need to know hard disk details from the normal user
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Not enough space in Ubuntu for extraction

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I have to extract a 15 GB file which will decompress to around 62 GB. I have this file on NTFS partition with 134 GB free. But still, I am getting the error message " Not ...
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SSD full after swapping from Ubuntu (some kind of leak?)

I'm working on an Acer Chromebook 15 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. My SSD has ~10.5 GB total, with only 5 GB used. The last few times I've logged out of Ubuntu or had it fall asleep, it restarts into ...
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Speed of software RAID 0 with 4 SSD drives is strange

Situation: I have a server working on Ubuntu Server 16.04. I created software RAID 0 array that contains 4 SSD disks. When I checked the speed of the RAID array on my server I was confused. I was ...
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Booting problem - local-block gave up (NVME on Dell XPS 15 2017)

I had a spill over the keyboard of a Dell XPS 15 (9560; 2017 model) yesterday. The laptop had some issues booting due to critical temperature. After solving this issue and getting the laptop back ...
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wrongly I had not created partition in instaling time.But now I want to partition from a single drive to two drive.how can I do this?

This is a screenshot of one disk drive, how can I partition this into two drives? without losing any used space. Anyone, please help to solve my problem. I am trying to solve this problem for two ...
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How to see how far is the disk overwriting in the gnome-disk-utility?

I used the gnome-disk-utility to overwrite and encrypt an old 2TB disk. The process is running now already for two days. Is there any way to see how far it progressed? UPDATE It's done! So it took ...
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How to mount a windows drive in ubuntu

We have a Windows Dell Server with a corrupt RAID array. We ran Ubuntu from a USB stick and managed to copy some files from the C drive, but the D drive (DATA) we cant mount or access, I guess its to ...
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RAID Drive on Dell Perc H310 RAID controller not recognized

So, I recently bought a Dell Perc H310 RAID controller to put in a Fujitsu Esprimo P700 E85+ Computer running Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 LTS. The Motherboard seems to have no UEFI, just a BIOS. From a ...