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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How to see where my ubuntu is partitioned from my windows disk management?

I'm dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows. Is there an easy way to know where my Ubuntu OS and files are from Windows disk management? I want to move everything Ubuntu related into its own disk, separate ...
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How to remove data files from uninstalled applications?

I am searching for a maintenance tool that cleans up left overs, including in /home, from uninstalled applications based on the history of my uninstalls. These leftover files can be small and ...
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Ubuntu Disk Drive Volume shortcut opens as a file in code editor

The disk volume shortcut on the desktop opens in VSCode when I double click on it. Though I can access the drives from /media/username/drivename, I can't access it through the desktop shortcuts or the ...
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My disk disappeared… Help! [closed]

I have three disks: two hdd's and one ssd. One hdd was empty so i decided to install ubuntu on it. When i installed it, second disk got corrupted, but funny thing is that if i try to boot from this ...
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How to recovery a USB when I can't format it with GParted or Disk

I have made a Format using Disk in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I copy some files in the directory a ISO file (without making a Booteable USB), eject the USB and then I plug in again and it didn't work ... I don'...
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problem with disk locked with bitlocker

my problem is i try to open a disk locked with bit locker i search for solution and i found a soft named 'dis locker' but all time i get a lot of error and other problems and i cannot use him. so i ...
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What happens with /media if you run “rm -rf /”?

rm -rf / rm -rf /* rm -rf --no-preserve-root / We know those commands will delete all possible files in /, but what would happen to the files of the disks mounted on /media? Likewise, what would ...
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Can't see the windows partitions from Ubuntu

I have a Dell Latitude 3500 with a 1GB HDD and Window 10 on it. I added a 500GB NVME drive which I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on. Ubuntu did not see the Windows 10 installation but did see the EFI ...
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fio reporting high value of read iops at iodepth 1

I am using fio-2.2.10 on Ubuntu 16.04. In one of my setup I am observing high value of read iops at io-depth = 1. One run is reporting iops=11418, another run iops=33507 andiops=44329. This does not ...
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Help in mounting/accessing part of a disk that is already being used

lsblk gives me this: Screenshot of lsblk output the volume hanging off sda3, 'ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv', contains the Ubuntu OS and runs well. What I don't have access to is to the rest of the 58.6G on ...
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Getting conflicting Hardware I/O write speed

I am getting two very different data rate from the dd command as shown below. 1st dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/output conv=fdatasync bs=384k count=1k; rm -f /tmp/output 1024+0 records in 1024+0 ...
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk `hd0` on Dell server [closed]

We are using a dell server R730 with ubuntu server OS running on it. It has 4TB,2TB,2TB HDD's. It was working fine until we rebooted using "sudo reboot" command. After reboot the GRUB boot loader ...
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What does it mean by disk? [closed]

I keep getting the please reset blah blah by pressing enter and I need to “eject” a disk but I don’t have a USB or disk in my pc what does it mean
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Do I have to erase the system files from my old HDD when adding an SSD with the system on it?

I've been using Ubuntu 18.04 for almost two years now on my Acer Aspire One 5755G, and in a couple of days I will be getting a new SSD for it. The system right now is on a Toshiba HDD with some files ...
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Directory not empty, input/output error

After some disk-intensive work, which required the creation of a large number of files on an NTFS volume, I am experiencing a problem when accessing some but not all of the folders involved. From the ...
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Internal Hard Drive not recognized by Ubuntu

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS x86_64 (4.15.0-99-generic) My internal HD that was previously mounted has now disappeared. Under disks it is recognized but without the ext4 partition with all my data on it (...
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20.04 can't recognized and opened any files on router USB flash disk

I used wireless router(ASUS RT-AC1200GU) with USB socket at home. In files manager, USB flash disk as a files sharer. They work fine with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows10. After I installed Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Can't mount hdd: Edit mount options grays out

I have installed ubuntu 20.04 in my Lenovo ideapad s145-14iwl laptop. I am a new user of ubuntu. After opening disk app, i can see the hdd but can't mount it through edit mount option as it has grayed ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn’t recognise hard drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 onto my HP ENVY 15-ah150sa from a bootable USB, however, when I get to the “Installation Type” step of the installer, there are no drives to select from and, when I ...
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How to best coalesce data from a bunch of old disks

I've got a bunch of old disks (about 15 disks, mean age ca. 8 years, mostly USB 2, most less than a TB). Disks marks at least one of them as failing, some Input/Output errors are showing up, rsync ...
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Prevent du command report inflated info about /snap directories

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 server installed on a single 8GB drive. The default installation has some "snap"s installed also. So, there are some "squashfs" file systems also reported by the df command: # ...
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How to remove disk sda3_crypt password from ubuntu 18.04?

I somehow activated disk sda3_crypt password long back which shows at the very beginning other than the administrator password and now, I'm not being able to remove it. Any help ?
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Change language on start

So I have disk encryption enabled and when I try to enter the passphrase (I am 100% it is correct) I get cryptsetup failed message.This lead me to believe it is from the language I'm using.I tried ...
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How can I change the owner of sda3 from root to my user to avoid permission problems?

I installed Ubuntu, it is my first time on Ubuntu. Before I used Windows. In this picture sda3 is my "D disk" like Windows. This disk should be for all my files. But the owner of this is root and ...
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Can not resize disk created with LVM

I am an ubuntu user . At first, I installed ubuntu with lvm and without partioning hdd I want to divide into 2 sections my hdd and install another OS on the other section sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,...
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MacBookPro Passport disk, mounted HFS + in Ubuntu. Files are readable but some directories are not

My MacBook died but the Passport was backing up regularly. I mounted the Passport disk and could read the files and a few of the directories. But some of the directories are not listed as directories. ...
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Ubuntu server 16.04 monitor system interfaces and vital stats via snmp

I would like to know the best way to get interfaces and vital stats presented to me on Manage Engine NMS. Currently SNMPD is installed and the community detail are valid, when run the usual test for ...
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The problem with the section in Ubuntu /dev/sdc

**Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on** /dev/sdc 339G -21G 342G - /mnt/HC_Volume_5017960 /dev/sdd 663G 27G 603G 5% /mnt/volume-nbg1-2 A new volume was added to ...
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Some big files are getting corrupted - is my HDD failing?

I downloaded Mathematica (5gb+ installation file) and when I tried to reinstall it after a few months, it said checksum does not match. I downloaded it again and reinstalled it. The next day I copied ...
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How to set the 6TB external hard drive Ubuntu 18.04.4

I was trying to add a 6TB WD Red Hard Drive as external storage, but my Ubuntu (18.04.4) could not detect this drive when I plugged it in. I have some confusion about the hardware, so that I used ...
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HDD not in /media/usr, Gparted “Physical block is 2048 but linux is 512” and kernel does not get the memo

new in this Linux thing, if in any of my assumptions I'm mistaken please correct me I'm trying to learn how these things work. So, as far as I understand, other drivers that aren't the main one should ...
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VM Ubuntu available storage doesn't match partitioned storage

I've used virtualbox's virtual media manager to expand my Ubuntu system's disk storage from 20Gb to 40Gb. I then used Gparted and sudo resize2fs /dev/sda4 as suggested online. However, my system still ...
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Error installation ubuntu 18.04 - disc problems [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 with a usb but when I choose to erase the disc i got a warning "Error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:Input/output error". I can juste Retry (and have the same message) or ...
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I cant write/delete anything on my Laptop disk

I'm very desesperated, i found today when i started the pc that i cant write in my disk partition containing windows(i have a dual boot, one partition with window sand another with Lubuntu 18.04). The ...
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Why my ubuntu freezes while copying or extracting 2+ GB files

System info through Neofetch: OS: Ubuntu 19.10 x86_64 Host: 81DE Lenovo ideapad 330-15IKB Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic Uptime: 12 hours, 20 mins Packages: 3194 (dpkg), 4 (flatpak), Shell: bash 5.0.3 ...
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A disk was created after snap remove

I wanted to remove the package (Telegram) with the snap remove command. After that, a separate disk appeared with part of its files.1 Why did this happen? How to merge and remove it are these files?
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I need the balance of my hard disk drive

I want to update from 16.04 to ubuntu to 18.04.4 so I want to know the balance of my hard disk drive before I update
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SSD not found anymore (not listed by parted, nor lsblk etc, but bus found in lshw)

EDIT: I think the SSD is juste dead, I bought a new one, all is fine, I'll see if I can get the data back (unlikely imo) I have a dual-boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (HP Omen 15-5000 NF) ...
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How Can I Show a Thumb Drive Icon on the 19.10 Desktop?

I tried using Tweaks > Extensions, but there is no on/off switch for drive icons.
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Temporarily Disable ZFS ARC for Benchmarking

Is it possible to temporarily disable the ZFS ARC cache? I am trying to benchmark a ZFS SSD array using fio and want to avoid ZFS caches (via the ARC) from skewing the results. The alternative of ...
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18.04 Resize Partition [duplicate]

Using parted and print free commands, I displayed the free spaces in my Ubuntu 18.04 Server: GNU Parted 3.2 Using /dev/sda Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) ...
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SD disk with win 10 is corrupted - how to fix it?

I'm currently using Ubuntu but would like to also install win 10 - But I cannot do anything with my SD disk Any ideas how to fix it? <- I dont care about data at /dev/sdb, just wanna make it work (...
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How to increase size of this partition?

(SS from Ubuntu 18.04, gparted.) I had Windows, Ubuntu and Mint installed. Ubuntu had 200 GBs and Mint had 100 GBs. I wanted to reverse it, so while I was on Mint, I resized the partition which ...
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Paid disk encryption software for Ubuntu 18xx and above

Please suggest a paid disc encryption software for Ubuntu 18xx and above, need a paid software so that i can rely on the support when needed.
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Best method to improve performance on an sd card/mmc with HIGH bulk write but LOW random write/read. (Raspi/SD boot)

I am referring directly to raspberry pi (4) but im also not sure what to do if i boot from an SD Card on my Laptop. It makes sense to me that it would be increasing write cache - which in windows I ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu couldn't not open the medium ubuntu 18.04.4-amd64.iso

I have a problem at VirtualBox. At the settings,when I open Storage and add the Optical Drive,the ubuntu one doesn't work,only the windows7 disk I downloaded. When I start my Virtual Machine it says ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: EXT4-fs (sda1): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

Ubuntu 18.04 auto boots into emergency mode for some reason, and when I press Ctrl+D, it returns the error above: EXT4-fs (sda1): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem. I also formatted an EXTERNAL ...
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How do I solve /dev/sda6 clean, …?

I've been reading articles about this notification, but none of them helped. Also, before this problem occurred, I potentially misinstalled docker, and maybe that leads to this.
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vfat works, ext4 fails on external drive

I have a 1Tb external hdd, connected via USB2 to a laptop. I bought it second-hand, and started doing lots of checks to check for problems. I've removed all partitions, and created an ext4 partition....
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on an old Mac Mini (Mid 2011) and getting an EFI error. NOT dual boot. Clean wipe all Ubuntu

I am wiping the entire disk and attempting to install Ubuntu on a Mac Mini. When i choose erase the entire disk and do the work for me it comes back with: "No EFI System Partition was found. This ...

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