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

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Timed out waiting for device problem

EDIT: When running the previous version of the kernel, I don’t get any of these symptoms. It is therefor most likely, that there was some kernel bug introduced. I had lately experienced some problems ...
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Internal HDD cannot give partition

I am having a weird kind of problem. I have a 640gigs internal hdd but it is unusable. It shows up in disks but in weird way. Image of disks It just gives format partition option and nothing else. The ...
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Allocate more disk space to Ubuntu

I'm having 2 OS installed on my DELL laptop: Windows 11 and Ubuntu 20.04, each takes 50% disk space of my hard disk. Now I want to increase that of Ubuntu. Is there a way to do that?
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Choose install disk with multiple disks

problem : I have no problem with a single disk system. However I have 1 system with 2 nvme ssds with windows on 1 and ubuntu 20.04 on the other, neither of which I want to risk damaging. I want to ...
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Size of filesystem doesn't match up with multiple SSDs

I have a new box with two 512GB NVMe SSDs. The output of lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 61.9M 1 loop /snap/core20/1434 loop1 7:1 0 67.8M ...
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Interpreting the Disks UI when running "Repairing Filesystem"

I'm running "Repair Filesystem" through the Disks utility on a 2TB external HD. I kicked off the process about 10 hours ago and it appears to still be running, although I can't be certain. ...
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Does Ubuntu Server's /boot partition need to be 1.8GB?

I installed Ubuntu Server 22.04 with the default settings. The /boot partition is 1.77GB (used 190MB). Does the /boot partition really need to be that big?
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Iomega 750 ZIP ATAPI question

Hello I have a Z750ATAPI 750MB Internal Zip Drive. Drive is using an IDE to SATA converter. I have read that some people use USB converters for this, but I do not wish to go that route. Cannot seem to ...
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Why is my SDCard reader associated with /dev/sda instead of /dev/mmcblk0 and my main SSD with /dev/sdb?

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Asus EP1501P, I found out my SDCard reader was associated with /dev/sda instead of /dev/mmcblk0 and my main SSD with /dev/sdb : $ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sd[ab] ...
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Noob question. Running Looker on an ec2 instance and ran out of disk space. I resized my volume from 20GB to 100GB and now my instance won't start

I read the documentation that you need to resize the partition to equal the new size of the volume, but when I look at the disks I see this: disk summary in the shell They are both 100G. Does it have ...
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Overlapping Sectors SDA1 and SDA2

sda1 and sda2 have overlapping sectors. Can this be a issue ? Thanks
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Svn server and multiple disks

I have a small problem with svn configuration on my Ubuntu system. My main svn path is /var/www/svn and everything is working correctly with it, but I would like to add a second physic disk and use to ...
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Checking External Disk Health

I have have a 2TB external luks encrypted hard disk. I want to check the disk's health, however the gnome-disks utility does not give the option to "repair" or "check" the file ...
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How do I partition my volume group?

I installed ubuntu on a server and I want to reclaim 6TB of space form sda3. How can I mount it so that it is visible in df -h command? Also, where do I get knowledge about these stuff?
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How can I check my ssd with lshw?

I want to try to check my ssd with lshw which has an OS installed on it and ignore other disks. How can I do this? I used this command below. sudo lshw -json -class disk -notime my output: [ ...
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Partition Sectors overlapping

After resizing the primary disk sda1 and sda2 are overlapping in the Sectors. Is this anything that should be fixed ? Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * ...
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How to find Ubuntu specific partition in Files app and merge them with another partition?

I have 2 partitions like in this picture. I want to merge nvme0n1p7 and nvme0n1p9 with no deleting or losing of my data. Also, I want to see what files in 'Files' app for nvme0n1p7 partition since it ...
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disk full and "disk usage" doesn't help [closed]

My disk is full and /home directory is to blame from what I understood: sudo du -h --max-depth=1 | sort -h from Home outputs : 40K ./.flipper 76K ./.pki 76K ./.vnc 92K ./.ssr 108K ./Images 116K ....
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Stress the bandwidth and disk read in linux

I need to trigger HighBandwidth and high disk read for my alert testing purpose. So does anyone knows any Linux command to trigger HighBandwidth(transmitted and received) at 70GB as well as disk read ...
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Create a browsable rootfs image

How to create a browsable rootfs image in Ubuntu? E.g. that I can extract files that I need in a matter of minutes? Have already considered dd and tar-gzing root fs, but both don’t answer the criteria ...
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FileSystem partition is ignored

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer and I created 4 partitions. For some reason the main partition containing 460GB is not allocated to the home disk space. https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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Low disk space on Filesystem root despite having plenty of space in `home`

I just got this warning I tried to follow this and this questions, but I fail to understand why this is happening when I still have a lot of space available in home: df -h Filesystem ...
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Excessive hard disk activity at midnight

On my Ubuntu 21.10 Ubuntu desktop, which is sometimes on at midnight (if I happen to be awake and using it), a nightly event takes place where there is a lot of disk activity -- the red light for the ...
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How to prevent writing on internal disk when external disk is not available

I have 2 disks - 128GB disk (internal) - / 2000GB disk (external) - /mnt/backup How to prevent writing on 128GB disk if external disk is unavailable or unplugged? Because archive app writing on /mnt/...
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I got this error when I tried to "Insert guest additions CD image..."how to solve this error which is mentation below and my host OS is windows

Unable to insert the virtual optical disk C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso into the machine ubuntu 20.04. Could not mount the media/drive 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\...
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My server's disk space is full but I can't see where it comes from

today my server crashed and I realized that it was because there was no more space available on my disk When I enter df -H I've got this : udev 997M 0 997M 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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External SSD doesn't mount and kills USB ports

I'm trying to access an external SSD (USB 3.0). But Ubuntu is not able to mount it. It shows on Nautilus, but when I click on it, I get the message "an operation is already pending". When I ...
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How to mount/recover failed drive?

Today my home server went to kernel panic, something went wrong with its system drive. I swapped the drive, restored the server and now I'm trying to figure out what happened to the old one. It ...
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HDD mounted as read-only in ubuntu 21.10

I had this problem once, I tought restarting would solve, but instead it opened initramfs. To solve it I did a fsck in my Ubuntu partition. It worked but every time I shutdown the system loads into ...
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after update ubuntu show me error in boot?

after update ubnutu and restart system show me this error in boot... [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/e7OsH.jpg
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How do I backup a failing disk?

I'm trying to recover some information on a failing disk. At this point, it won't let me log in(asks for a manual fsck run which gets stuck during runtime). I'm guessing I can access some of the files ...
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M2 NVME not recognized as such - very bad performance

I have two M2 SSDs installed. One from Western Digital (WD) and one from Samsung. I tested the speed with hdparm and dd. The WD disk is very slow with read and write between 30-150 MB/s. So there must ...
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Ubuntu Server Disk Error Messages [duplicate]

Can anyone offer any help with the error messages that my server that I use for running ZoneMinder is reporting. I have attached a screen shoot of the messages. An example of the types of message is: ...
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Unable to Boot into SSD

For the longest time, I was running a dual-boot on a PC I bought several years ago. It came with a 1tb HDD w/ Windows 10 on it. I installed a M.2 SSD on it and ran Ubuntu on it for the longest time. ...
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new drives is not getting detected by ubuntu

I'm using dual boot windows 10 and ubuntu 20.04. I had 2tb HDD and i had 2 virtual drives on it and almost 1tb unused space everything was working fine and I could use that 2 drives in my ubuntu. ...
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Where are the partition names /dev/sdx mapped onto the actual partitions?

I rearranged my disk partitions, figuring that I could account for the changes by modifying the files used by grub. I'm now trying to understand what actually happened. The oddest thing is that ...
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My /dev/sda4 disk space is full. I have allocated 70GB, I don't think it is full. I tried to fix the problem but don't know how to resolve this

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In the ubuntu desktop os all hard drive installation process; manually partitioning process to create in a gpt disk an efi partition; which contains s [closed]

In the ubuntu desktop os all hard drive installation process; manually partitioning process to create in a gpt disk an efi partition; which contains some boot files; the partition is primary or logic?
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Move an existing Ubuntu installation to new disk that i've configured it with lvm - a few specific questions

I've been searching the internet for any answer to this and have not found anything that I can wrap my head around, not that specifically answers my questions anyway. I installed a new hard disk in my ...
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Read DVD image with dd until empty

I want to compare the SHA hash of the .iso file that I burned to a DVD with the image of the DVD itself to see if they are identical if the burning was succesful. The problem is that they are not, not ...
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Is there any non-root disk IO monitor software available on Ubuntu?

Is there any disk IO monitor software available on Ubuntu that can show what processes are reading/writing at what speed and that I can install and run without sudo? I know there is iotop, but I can't ...
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disk is likely to fail soon, read error rate problem

Hi i get this error on my very old pc with ubuntu I have to change the disk or there is something i can do? I already readed this: DISK IS LIKELY TO FAIL SOON - failing now
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Erased Parition and Cannot Boot

I have been running a dual-boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 on my pc. Ubuntu is installed on a 250gb m.2 ssd and Windows is installed on a 1tb hdd. I was booted into Ubuntu and I was using the ...
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How to adjust the default volume size after installation of Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on VMWare recently. When I create the VM, I specify the disk as 1000GB. I go through the installation by all options kept default except I selected the docker package. After ...
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Autostart and unlock prompt for encrypted secondary disk

Since years I've used the partition encryption option offered by the installer. Now after applying Ubuntu onboard disk tool to setup encryption also for the secondary physical disk, I've found the ...
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Different time on each boot

With the dmesg command I noticed that the disks are mounted at different times for each boot. Ubuntu 20.04 dual-boot Windows. Fast boot: $ dmesg ... [ 5.870528] EDAC amd64: F15h detected (node 0). ...
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No bootable device after using dd on the wrong disk: how can I save the data

When creating a Clonezilla live USB, I mistakenly entered the wrong device name in the dd command: sudo dd if=/path/to/clonezilla-iso-file of=/dev/sda status=progress where sda was the laptop's HDD (...
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My ubuntu free space is shrinking and coming back and i dont know why

I am quite new to ubuntu and i keep getting things saying that i am low on space, here is an image of a few mins ago and here is an image of a few mins later after googling a possible fix for my ...
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How do I resize a partition running Ubuntu in a VM?

I'm rephrasing the question here because there are others that answer the question of how to resize an active partition, but perhaps this will help someone running a VM. I set up a 20.04 VM under ...
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Find Largest Directories/Files when Drive is Full [duplicate]

When the drive of an Ubuntu 20.04 server is full, how can we find out the directories/files with the largest sizes, ranked from largest to smallest? This can allow me to find some files to delete (...
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