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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Partitions on ubuntu drive not shown correctly best way to fix the disk

A Ubuntu disk has corrupted partition table (I assume) what is the best why to handle this? Here are some outputs from parted fdisk lsblk gparted lsblk | grep sda sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ...
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Can't figure out why is my root is running out of space

I installed Ubuntu on dual boot with my Windows. I allocated a 80GB of my nvdme 1TB SSD for a partition that I installed Linux on. Then I launched my PC with a USB that got the ISO of Ubuntu on and ...
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How to investigate ext4.vhdx file and see what's inside while using wsl2

currently I am using wsl2 and I notice a significant amount of disk space is required for ext4.vhdx, like I know it's Ubuntu's file management system, but I don't deeply understand what's inside, that'...
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Swap space on a new disk Xubuntu 20.04

During the installation of Xubuntu 20.04 on a 256GB SSD I forgot to set up the partitions manually. Now, checking in "Disks" I found a new disk of 1GB used as swap. Why did that happen? How ...
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How to increase /boot partition size

I'm trying to update my PC from Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.04, and I used a tutorial to install Ubuntu which was probably outdated and told me to assign less memory than what I need for 20.10 or 21.04. Does ...
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Disk starts failing with Input/Output error shortly after boot

My laptop is about 4 years old, running Ubuntu 16.04. This morning, after using it normally for about 30 minutes, I noticed the CPU spiking and the laptop hanging. Within a minute it was completely ...
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/dev/sda has aquired a label ext2 & gparted is looking for non-existant super block. The disk still has partitions and boot up ok

Starting gparted:- gparted Unit tmp.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway. GParted 1.0.0 configuration --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize libparted 3.3 gparted screen:- /dev/sda! ext2 ...
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Freeing space in a ubuntu full partition by a lubuntu system loaded from usb

How can i delete files from a Ubuntu totally full partition (cannot boot on it) using a LUbuntu system loaded from a usb key: how to obtain permission?
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how should I understand 'seek' and 'count' of dd command?

Please see the dd command and the output below. dd if=/dev/null of=./VirtualDisk.img bs=1M count=1024 0+0 records in 0+0 records out 0 bytes copied, 0.000281296 s, 0.0 kB/s I expected 1024 ...
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Problems with the command which makes you know if the hard disk is hdd or ssd

I want to have a script which tells me what sort of disk I have on my laptop. I have found a command used how to know if my disk is a ssd or hdd i.e. : cat /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational ...
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how to generate a report or log from nmon which is specific to disk i/o?

Per the man page for nmon I ran: nmon -f -d sda5 -t -r /home/thufir/performance/disk.log which generated quite a large file, as dur_210411_2146.nmon so, rather minor question is how to specify the ...
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Problem in saving files in harddrive

My ubuntu is installed in SSD, and I have a HDD also. whenever I want to download something from the internet and try to save that in the HDD, it is showing error message. Is there any option to ...
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How would I resize my ubuntu partition?

I am using ubuntu 20.10 and when I first started using it, I assigned 20 GB of one of my 1 TB drives to it, thinking i wont use all of it anytime soon. I was wrong. In an attempt to expand it, I have ...
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What is the difference between a whole disk and a partition added to LVM?

I inherited a system (Ubuntu 18.04) that has several disks grouped into an LV (mounted under /data below): ~ ➤ lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,size,uuid NAME MOUNTPOINT LABEL SIZE ...
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HDD disk is not detecting

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 to my Acer aspire 3. Windows 10 was preinstalled to hdd and I bought ssd and installed ubuntu to my new ssd and currently ubuntu is not detecting my hdd , I think it is ...
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Can't resize VM disk, 2nd disk partition blocking first?

I have before me the following problem: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on VMWare Workstation 16 says the disk full even though it isn't

I've checked for similar problems more or less but couldn't find the exact cause. I'm in a hurry right now, I'm developing a program on Ubuntu 20.04. If I close this VM for now it won't boot again. ...
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Ubuntu Server shows smaller disk size than it actually is

I'm using Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 LTS installed in a 1TB HDD. I installed it with the default disk partitioning options. When I logged in for the first time, the welcome message showed this Usage of /: ...
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baobab missing hundreds of gigabytes

The following shows the result of: sudo baobab For some reason there are about 400GB missing, and all root directories are being scanned. How can I fix this?
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“Disk likely to fail soon” after updating to Ubuntu 20.04

I have a 7-year old Lenovo Y50 with a 1TB HDD. I have installed Ubuntu and Windows on different partitions. I am not a heavy user of my Hard Drive, but I use Insync to backup some things (some school ...
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Cant change steam default install/download folder, says drive is in read-only

So I recently switched from Windows to Linux, Pop_os. It's pretty great except this thing. I downloaded steam, followed a tutorial on Youtube for setting up the os for gaming then when i wanted to ...
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/dev/sda8 says it’s full but cannot have used that much space

So, I ran ‘ df -h ‘ on a tty terminal because my computer would not boot normally. I got : ‘ /dev/sda8 283G 272G 0 100% / ‘ I do not know how I could have used that much space
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Duplicating disks with dd reports I/O errors. How can I find if / what files are affected by IO errors on those blocks

Task being performed: duplicating a laptop disk (HD) to an SSD (mounted on USB external disk enclosure) with dd. After completion SSD installed in laptop and use as internal disk. Problem: while dd ...
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Opinion on what my disk usage analyzer shows

I recently installed Ubuntu and it's pretty slow on my machine: 12GB memory, 96GB SSD (where the OS run") and 1TB HDD I've only installed anaconda-navigator and some extensions... nothing at all, ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 preseed

I want to create a preseed file that will automatically choose the disc (/dev/nvme0n1 or /dev/sda1) and create the partitions without approval. So far, it is detected the disk, but I need to select &...
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SDHC card recognized in Windows but not Linux [closed]

Question: My SDHC card is perfectly fine on Windows, but is not recognized at all by lspci or GParted in Ubuntu. I tried to install Ubuntu on the SD card once but it failed. Is there something in the ...
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Why multiple 'Free Space' blocks when looking at disks utility

Here's a picture of what I see when looking at disks utility: Why do I have 2 Free Space blocks? Can I combine them into one? If so how? Are these 'blocks' called partitions?
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The DF command and deciphering it [duplicate]

I've been using Linux for about 4 weeks now, more specifically Ubuntu. I wanted to find the remaining disk space I have left and was told that the df command will give me all the information I need to ...
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How to export disk benchmark result to text?

I'm benchmarking the usb drive with ubuntu 'disk utility'. The utility successfully ends the benchmark as below but I need to export the result to text file and analyze it. So I dig into some temp ...
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Change sda2 to sda1

I had two partitions and I recently deleted sda1 and moved sda2(Ubuntu) to where sda1 was located and made it use the whole disk, sda2 is still sda2 though and I want to make it show as sda1 instead. ...
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How to merge additional disk (volume) into existing one (Hetzner Server)

So on my Hetzner server, where I'm running nodes, I'm running out of space, so I used their additional volume feature to add more space, but they do it so a separate disk is created (sdb). My question ...
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Error making disk image

I am sorry if I am repeating someone's question, but I really couldn't find this one out there. I am trying to make an image of my raspberry's microSD0, but I get this message: "Error allocating ...
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Secondary drive has been renamed incrementally

I have a small problem, I'm not stuck at all I have a Kubuntu 20.04 with a secondary disk of 1Tb and a partition called "data" I'm using this OS since 4 mounth now and I've noticed something ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 zpool status OK but Disks shows one zpool disk SELF-TEST FAILED and Not Mounted

A zpool raidz2 with 6 disks. I replaced a bad disk yesterday with a new one. The pool resilvered successfully. Today the zpool status is OK, but when I view Disks, one of the pool component disks ...
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Two EFI partitions in dual boot

Sorry if this has been asked before but there are many things I don't understand right now and I'm scared of messing up :( This is what my disks look like right now: Is it safe/okay to have two EFI ...
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Can Ubuntu read dynamic disk?

Due a mistake while installing Lubuntu, I converted my Windows Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk(I found this by using disklart from command prompt using Windows Recovery Tools). Now Windows cannot read my ...
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Allocating space to different disk

Basically I went to Gparted and I unounted OS drive. The unallocated space that you can see, I moved it to the Left of the disk /dev/nvme0n1p2 23GB. Obviously I cannot unmount this disk so that I can ...
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Device for PV <UUID> not found

This is how it looks the drive settings of a VM that I am trying to rescue. $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sr0 11:0 1 ...
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Allocating disk space to different file system

This is the partition break of my PC. Filesystem partition 2 (25GB) is the partition where my ubuntu20.04LTS is intalled (it is not multiple booted with any other OS). I want to allocate the 270GB ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize the internal disk (eMMC) on Lenovo Ideapad 1 11ADA05

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad 1 11ADA05 recently. It was an emergency and I thought the price was quite good for this configuration, just like thousands of others (apparently it's selling pretty well). ...
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Input/output error during write on /dev/nvme0n1, /dev/nvme0n1: unrecognised disk label

If someone can help me with this it would be much appreciated, cause I feel like I'm running out of options Context: Roughly a month or so ago I built a new PC from scratch Properties Processor ...
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Cannot format/restore a bootable USB

I created a bootable USB with Xubuntu iso (actually made it on a Mac with BalenEtcher), but I never replaced my Ubuntu so now I want to free the USB from being bootable. I followed the standard steps, ...
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How to find physical disks?

$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/loop0: 54.98 MiB, 57626624 bytes, 112552 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 ...
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fix hard disks on Linux after encripted LVM installation

I installed Ubuntu MATE on one of my machines and during installation I chose LVM and encryption. It became a bit annoying because on every boot up it would ask for encryption password and that ...
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How to prevent incorrect (double) mount points (generated by the docker service) before my LUKS disks are unlocked and mounted?

Situation I have the following situation that has been bothering me for the last few years after I every restart but after many attempts I decided to drop the question here. I had this problem using ...
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Unable to merge unallocated space on the same drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to merge to old partitions into one which will result 2.75TB. I tried using the default disk utility in Ubuntu 20.04 but can't seem to make one partition. I also tried Gparted but same ...
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Can't find what is filling root

Ubuntu server 20.04.1 with Kubuntu Desktop. I have tried lots of tools like Baobab, Kdirstat, Qdirstat and Filelight. All show my root to be about 30 GB. However Dolphin(File Manager) and all the ...
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system IO hangs/freezes randomly for ~30 sec

while working on my ubuntu 20.04 desktop, I'll notice a occasional freezes where it "mostly" goes out to lunch for 10's of seconds to ~1 minute. Happens perhaps ~~once an hour. I can still ...
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Bluetooth keyboard to unlock encrypted disk (20.10)

I have found discussions of this issue, but no solution, so far. What needs to be done to have a bluetooth keyboard paired (BCM20730 chipset) to provide the password for an encrypted disk?
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How to shorten a long path that points to the root of a hard drive?

I am looking for something that I can type to shorten a long path. This path happens to point to a separate hard drive, and I'm hoping that will help. Background Our company has provided us with ...

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