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Help with disk partitions - cannot add adjacent free space to my Ubuntu 20.04

I know there are many questions about this topic, but I could not find an answer to my particular case. I have a dual-boot configuration on my 500 GB single hard drive, and I needed to add some space ...
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3TB SAS drives connected through an LSI HBA card/Supermicro backplane are unable to be formated in disks/gparted

I am running ubuntu desktop 20.04 and I have an LSI 9207-8i HBA card (flashed to IT mode) that is connected to a Supermicro SAS826-7EL1 backplane. There are 12: 3TB IBM SAS drives attached to the ...
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fdisk showing inconstant data, it shows /dev/sda twice

I boot a laptop off of an Ubuntu USB drive. I want to to use dd to image the laptop so I can have a copy before I format it. When I do fdisk -l I get root@ubuntu:/mnt/nfs/volume2/drive2/fpp/test# ...
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How to clone system boot disk to new attached disk

Currently I have 350G size of disk. But 75G only used. I attached new additional disk 100G in GCP. I want to clone the 75G (boot and data) to new 100G to minimize cost. What are the commands to be ...
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Uninstall ubuntu issue

I have been trying to remove ubuntu. But I can't. I installed Ubuntu on hdd(drive) and has windows in c. I tried to delete the ubuntu volume using disk management on windows but the delete volume ...
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Is there a beginner tutorial for installing Ubuntu with LVM with the Something Else option and choosing sizes of different partitions?

I want to install Ubuntu with LVM using the Something Else option in the installer but I don't know what partitions are needed and what sizes the partition(s) should be. Is there a tutorial that ...
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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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My linux ubuntu 20.04 wont recognize my phone as an external disk via usb

when i plug in my Motorola and set it to transfer file mode to my Ubuntu machine it recognizes that it is plugged in as you can see from the lsusb command in the terminal, but it wont recognize it as ...
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Delete Ubuntu Dual boot - Unable to Delete Linux Partitions

I had Ubuntu 18.04 running perfectly fine on my laptop with Windows 10. Recently I ran into an issue and decided to uninstall Ubuntu and install it again later. To do so, I changed the boot preference ...
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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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What can I do during install of ubuntu server 18.04.5 to take all that I allocate to it in the VM it resides in?

How can I get ubuntu to use use all the disk space that I allocate in my VM? Is there something I am missing during my install of ubuntu? When I created my VM I designated 250GB of disk space before ...
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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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Is it possible to convert Dynamic Disk to Basic Disk in Ubuntu 18.04 without data loss?

During a failed attempt to set up dual boot (Lubuntu and Windows 7) on my computer, I had converted my Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk. Now Windows cannot access any file on the drive and diskpart shows it ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 LV out of space, deleting files not helping

I'm occasionally running a VM on by Ubuntu 20.04 laptop. VM images are on a logical volume. I created a 20GB SATA virtual disk (qcow2) for a Windows 10 VM, & ran it. After a couple of days, the ...
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why are file system usage metrics different?

I keep getting warnings my 250GB ssd is running low on space, from system monitor: if I run sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL sda 232.9G ...
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Nautilus-wipe stopped now all previous disk space gone/non-recoverable

I use Ubuntu 16.04 as a remote client backup and from an NFS connected machine using Ubuntu 18.04 and have drive space connected via current NFS. Within Nautilus I ran "Wipe Available Disk Space&...
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How to send a command line command to put a disk in standby mode?

I want to know what is the command to put a disk in stand by mode by command line. My target is to make a specific script that handles the situation. Thanks in advance.
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Can I delete Recovery partition? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu just 3 hours ago and have alloted two other partitions that is swap area and ext 4. I am able to find the partitions but there has been created another partition named as Disk ...
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Ubuntu on external HDD cant be opened/renamed. How fix this?

Got an old HDD with Ubuntu installation on it. Connected it via USB into my Win10 system. Disk Management, Crystal Disk Info etc do recognize the external drive and claim it healthy. Still I cant open ...
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Error Messages And Lag After Setuping Dual Linux Boot

I recently installed linux 20.04 on my Dell 2016 inspirion. I wanted to download some torrents files, and didn't want to infect my system, I added linux 18.04 dual boot to download torrents to 18.04. ...
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Disk space and (logical) partitions in Ubuntu 20.04

I often run out of space at my AWS instance - Each time I solve it (for a while) by increasing the number of GB of the AWS EBS VOL with 10 GB each time (currently at 50GB). I just realized when I run ...
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How to solve /dev/xvda1 100% usage issue?

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 / ext4 filesystem As I did a "df -h", it shows that my "/dev/xvda1" is 100% full. I cannot even do a "tab" to list all folders/files under current ...
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How to log disk load?

This question is similar to How to log CPU load?, but I need to log disk read/write speed load instead. It would be better if there was a way to log both CPU and disk load at the same time, so I could ...
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swap area vs swap partition

Please someone help me in differentiating swap area and swap partition (if any). I have made 16Gb as swap area as my RAM memory is 8Gb. When I command free -h shows me 16gb as swap area but when i go ...
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Linux does not see a hard disk

There are two hard disks on my machine and Linux can only see one of them, while Windows recognizes both disks. Ubuntu version 20.04 Hard drive 1: Samsung evo 840 500GB SSD (this one ubuntu recognizes)...
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Name of the directory changed automatically

ls /media/name/ DATA/ DATA1/ DATA2/ OS/ OS1/ OS2/ Please see the above output. Initially, the partition name was DATA but changed to DATA1, then DATA2, where DATA and DATA1 became accessible ...
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What is: udisks-error-quark,14

I want to delete data partition, but I cant do that. what can i du with: udisks-error-quark,14
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Does the default Ubuntu install have a file IO CRC/checksum already in place?

I was wondering if linux/ubuntu or any os had a disk io crc that occurs naturally underneath the hood like it does for TCP/IP in the network transmissions world. Or is this just left to the user using ...
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Thumb drives and external hard drives no longer visible - Ubuntu 18.04

I can no longer see (previously working) USB attached devices (thumb drives and external hard drives) on my Ubuntu 18.04 computer. When I attached one of these devices I hear the tell-tale sound that ...
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Encryption independent of ubuntu os?

I want to set up a ubuntu server (20.04.1) and encrypt some hard drives for the server. Those hdd are not the drives of os installation. Let's assume that for any reason the installation boot hdd ...
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Stuck on [OK] Started Disk Manager

The last thing I did before rebooting was follow the instructions on this page for Nvidia (first paragraph) and then for Ubuntu 18.04. https://github.com/lutris/docs/blob/master/InstallingDrivers.md I ...
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Dual Boot - Transfer space from one partition (Ubuntu) to the other (Windows) [duplicate]

I have Dual Boot. I am currently running out of space on my Windows partition (/dev/nvme0n1p3). However, there is plenty of space on my Ubuntu partition (/dev/nvme0n1p6). Therefore, I would like to ...
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How do I fix my partitions

I want to remove sda1 and allocate all the space to sda4 including the unallocated space. Can I do this somehow using commands without having to reinstall Ubuntu?
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Disks not showing on fresh install

Firstly, I have 10+years on Windows sys admin, but i'm new to the linux world I've just deployed a dedicated server with 4x9TB disks for my backups using hetzner server I used their recovery console, ...
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how to quit disk usage analyzer?

I'm running ubuntu 16.04.6 virtual machine on my ubuntu 16.04.6 host machine. My virtual machine (VM)'s disk is full so I press 'examin' as it suggested. Then I see this 'Disk Usage Analyzer' in my ...
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fstrim wont run in a cronjob

I have the following cronjob setup @daily /root/trim.sh /root/trim.sh fstrim -av but it just doesn't run. It does when run /root/trim.sh manually. It has chmod +x permissions. What is causing this?...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Why does available disk space amount vary depending on what program I am using to view it?

I have a 480GB Kingston SSD, and of that, 471GB is what's fully available to me. This is okay. The issue comes after installation of my OS, and various other software like IDEs, VMware, etc. When I ...
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Can anyone explain what these GParted partitions are?

I just want to know if /dev/sda3 is unallocated space or if it's some encrypted Windows data. I'm dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu right now, but my Ubuntu partition only has a measly 21 GiB. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won’t boot, disk full

I was downloading a huge (280GB) torrent to my external drive. I had no idea I’m stuffing the Ubuntu 18.04 partition in any way. I rebooted and the Ubuntu won’t start, giving me „Start job is running ...
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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 LTS partition not visible

I installed the ubuntu 20.04 lts alongside the windows boot manager going through the easy setup and didn't select the 'something else' option. I didn't create a partition beforehand.The setup ...
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How to extend root partition size of dualboot ubuntu [duplicate]

I dual booted my PC 2 years ago, and I installed a 50gb partition for Ubuntu. But now I use Ubuntu most of the time. And now there is no space remaining in my Ubuntu partition. I have watched several ...
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Viewing files from a corrupted Windows hard drive

I apologize if I sound really nooby ahead of time; this hard drive is giving me so many problems... So, it's a windows laptop hard drive that has the notorious "Blue screen of death," I can install ...
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16.04: How to access new disk just added

hardware Dell R330 running ubuntu 16.04 I have just added a new disk to this box and done a power cycle. I can see the disk in iDRAC where it shows as "ready" but I can not see it from the OS (...
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How to integrate unmounted volumes to my ubuntu system?

I am installing Ubuntu (also on Ubunut currently). I have ubuntu installed in a space of 153.7gb. I have a hard disk space of 1 tb. I want to make one volume and install ubuntu. How do I do that? ...
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What does it mean to have 0x00 partition type?

I created a bootable pen-drive some time ago and recently I tried to mount it on Mac. It gave device not readable error. It was mounting perfectly on linux (ubuntu). I started to investigate why that ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 LVM Expansion

I recently built an Ubuntu server to run syslog-ng. At installation I added a second virtual hard drive in VMware. I used LVM and mounted the second disk as /var (knowing this is where the logs ...
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How to use clonezilla to clone disk with SELF TEST failed

In my ubuntu 16.04 system, my / partition had 11 bad sectors. I ran disk smart data and self check. It said Disk is OK, 11 bad sectors To fix the bad sectors I ran I ran es2fsck. I connected the ...
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I don't see a 3TB disk

I have 2 disks in my PC: one is 1TB where I have installed Lubuntu and another one 3TB (empty for now). I see both disks correctly in Disks, Gparted and KDE partition manager. But I can not make it ...

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