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Disk partitioning for dual boot (ssd)

I've just bought a laptop with 8GB ram, i5 8th gen processor and 512 GB ssd. Presently I've Win 10 operating system and I wish to dual boot, adding a linux based OS (ubuntu 18.04 LTS maybe). Please ...
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Can't resize Partition (Plus Button Grayed Out)

i only allocated 20 GB for linux and now my linux home directory almost full , and i want to resize it. im now in live usb but i cant resize the partition what should i do? Click image to enlarge ...
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How to install programs on secondary disk in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have 2 storage units in my laptop, 1 SSD of 40GB and 1 mechanical disk of 1TB. I want that only my operating system is installed on the SSD and my programs and personal files are on the 1TB Disk. ...
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Permanently solve “GRUB was previously installed to a disk that is no longer present”

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine (local, no cloud) which was created as a clone of another computer. Each time GRUB packages are upgraded using apt upgrade, I get the following message:1 The ...
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Unable to write data to mounted ntfs partitions

I am unable to write to those partitions although files have drwxrwxrwx permissions. also I am a member of the root group. why I can't even create a folder there?. I have shown the disk mounting ...
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wipe multiple disks at the same time?

is there an app that can do this? Trying to simulate dban without actually using dban. I know I can dd but is it safe to run dd on multiple instances of the terminal? Thanks
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Can I resize a persistent disk while using it? [duplicate]

I have a non-boot disk that I need to resize. Can I resize it while say a script is accessing files on it? I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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Very slow transfer between sata hard disks

I am installing an PC with four hard disk. SSD 120GB 2TB Sata Hard Disk 7200 RPM 2TB Sata Hard Disk 7200 RPM 4TB Sata Hard Disk 7200 RPM The partitions are using ext4 as file system. When transfer ...
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'No space left on device' for a non-system partition

I am using Xubuntu 16.04, it is installed on sda5. sda3 is a partition where I store my files. Xubuntu is complaining that there is no disk space for sda3. Simple operations such as copy/paste files ...
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how to access/use non-partition disk

i am using Ubuntu 16.04 and want to access/use different disk in the server(following disks): lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 372G 0 ...
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Partition sizes for Linux total to 50Gb [closed]

I have decided to dual boot ubuntu on my machine. I have allocated a free space of 50Gb to ubuntu!. My Laptop has 8Gb of Ram. root - 15 gb swap - 12 gb home - 23 gb Is it Okay?
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Why ubuntu gparted show unallocated spaces but windows disk management dont

Why ubuntu gparted show unallocated spaces but windows disk management dont. See the differance:
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Unable to increase size of partition [duplicate]

I can't increase the size of ext4 or the partition in which Ubuntu is installed , it says that it is in maximum size:
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18.10 can't delete obsolete supercatalog file

18.04 - 18.10 upgrade had problems with being unable to rename /var/lib/sgml-base/supercatalog. I was able to get it out of the way by removing the sgml-base package with Synaptic (which also removed ...
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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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Vbox guest Ubuntu 18.04 not recognizing enlarged disk space

The disk size was 40 gb then I started to get warnings of low space available so in host machine (windows 10) I ran VBoxManage modifyhd "D:\vBoxDisks\Ubuntu Desktop 18.04\UbuntuDesktopBoxDisk.vdi" --...
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Installation failed no disk space [duplicate]

I've always installed Debian/Ubuntu without problems with Windows but this time I cannot. I had a w10/debian9 build but I wanted to start from 0 so I formatted my partitions and reinstalled my os. ...
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df shown size much smaller than partition size, /home full

I'm having trouble at the moment because my /home partition appears to be full and its usable space seems to be much smaller than the actual disk, which is the confusing part. this is the line in ...
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Problem is occuring to unmount the disk and disk partition is not being made

Whenever i want to make disk partition this error occurs: error unmounting dev/sda1 target is busy ubuntu-quake-error,14 Kindly guide me what to do?
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How to attach a disk to the existing ubuntu16.04 vm in the azure cloud ?

I have an azure vm which has 30gb in the intial stage which was not sufficient for me ,so I have created a new HDD with 200GB and I was unable to attach it to the Azure VM (Ubuntu 16.04).
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Freeing space at the filesystem root in Ubuntu 18

I recently installed ubuntu 18 in my laptop with Filesystem Partition 5 11 GB Ext4 /dev/sda5 Mounted at Filesystem Root Filesystem Partition 6: home 487 GB Ext4 /dev/sda6 Mounted at /home I ...
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Installing all applications on a SSD disk and putting all files on HDD disk

I am entirely new to Ubuntu and my question here touches the somewhat confusing (at least for me) theme of disc partitioning. I've recently bought a new laptop with 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD hard drives ...
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How to give more space from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My original OS was Windows 10 and I am now using Ubuntu 18.04, but I want to give more space to Ubuntu. I am inexperienced with partitioning, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Multiple Hard disks raid 1 adding space?

I'm a total noob to Ubuntu. So much so, I'm not even sure how to ask the question. Best to describe the situation I guess. I have an Ubuntu server 16.04LTS set up with 2 hard drives 1 500Gb 1 250Gb. I ...
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Any way to power on an external HDD without re-plugging it?

I use a 4TB external HDD on daily basis, it's almost always connected to my computer. but whenever I don't need it On, I spin it down using Powe Off This Disk option in the Disks Utility. But there ...
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How to Free Up Disk Space without using a Command Line?

I need to free space on my disk to update my computer. I ran the update manager and it said I did not have enough space to update, I needed ~1,124 M to update. I checked around on Ask Ubuntu and ...
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How to configure logrotate in a default, most basic conf for an all-default system?

I have an all-default Ubuntu VPS machine with Nginx, for a few light WordPress sites with say up to 5 plugins, 10 webpages, 20 images each. So far I cleaned all default logs (or at least some of them)...
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How to really, truly remove old kernels? [duplicate]

I've read many answers on this site answering this question. I'm on 16.04, so the following should take care of old kernels: sudo apt-get autoremove Failing that, I can remove old ones manually (...
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How do I erase the LUKS headers in terminal?

I am wondering if erasing the LUKS headers (primarily the one on the active booted partition/disk) is as simple as doing a sudo rm -rf / --no-preserve-root or if I'd need to do a different command. ...
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How to thin the disk

Suddenly I found my disk / is full, and I could not install any file on the system. So what directory can I go to remove some unnecessary files? sda1 is bootable,, shijie-ThinkPad-T410:/opt/pro/llvm$...
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Add space to root partition - couldn't use Gparted

I tried using Gparted utility to allocate more space to the root partition, but could not get that done. Can you please suggest steps on how to change partitioning to allow more space on root ...
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Unable to access Windows7 partition after updating Windows [duplicate]

I have dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16 with grub. They were working very well until I installed the last Windows update. The update had to restart at some point but as Ubuntu is listed first in the ...
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Installed Ununtu on a server and have 44 terabytes of diskspace but it is only showing 3 terabytes

My Ubuntu installation is not recognising all of the diskspace. I have 44 Terabytes of disk space, installed RAID 50, and only 2 T of space is showing and useable??? The diskspace is showing up in ...
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The joyful “Reallocated Sector Count” Failing alert… Fix?

So this is NOT an old laptop, and my Windows OS crashed after upgrading it to Windows 10 last year. So I recently tried Ubuntu as I heard good things about it. This is what happens: After installing, ...
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Do I need to create Partition in Linux 3.4 [closed]

My question is regarding partition(creating manually). Do i need to create a partition in Linux 3.4 to save files & documents.In windows if the partition is not created system will still run ...
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how to list all Oracle ASM disks on the server?

I want to list all Oracle ASM disks (Only Oracle ASM Disks) on a server & to do so I want to know what is the best command. (Here by Oracle ASM Disks, I mean (Oracle Automatic Storage Management ...
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What is the best way to calculate & verify, how much I/O's are received on a disk?

I'm trying to find out if we are getting an expected I/O's for writing & / or reading data from SCSI or SAN LUN? In this test environment, I have a Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS server and have got a ...
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How to find attached disks are internal or external?

I used below command but it does not state whether the disk is internal or external. $ lshw -C disk Basically what I want to find out is whether the disk is coming from any external sources like ...
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Allocating unused space to root?

I'm trying to manage a server that constantly is running out of space. when i run lsblk i get the results below. Seems to me theres alot of free unused disk space, and only 5GB is allocated to root. ...
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Resize A LVM partion & Create AnotherOne

I installed Ubuntu on My Laptop By Erasing The Whole Disk & I created It using LVM as it says it is easy to resize the partitions later but now i am unable to resize it.i used gparted in Live ...
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Format USB drive to NTFS so it is usable under Windows

When I format a drive to NTFS under Windows and plug it into the Ubuntu machine it is perfectly usable, but when I format it under Ubuntu using Disks (delete all partitions and create one single ...
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hdparm spin down time not persisting between reboots

If enter the following commands on the command line it works as expected and spins down in the specified time. sudo hdparm -S 120 /dev/sda sudo hdparm -S 120 /dev/sdb Putting this in /etc/hdparm....
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how to increase a size of bootable section in ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu on virtual machine by VirtualBox and given space (41gb) is over, so I need to increase it's size. I modified .vdi - and now it has 9gb of space more. But how should I add this space ...
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Installing ubuntu desktop 17.04 with UEFI when there are two disks in PC

I have two HDD in the PC. First HDD has Installed Older Ubuntu with EFI partition. Second HDD is empty. When I try to install Ubuntu 17.04 "zesty" amd64 desktop (18cc54af55d7ca931bbb8588e8d9c1bd *...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu on Separate Hard Drives, error “INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE”

I have done the installation of Ubuntu on the second hard drive, everything works fine but when I try to boot into Windows it gives me a blue screen with the error "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE". After ...
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Disk Space Shortage since cron job setup

I recently setup a cron job on my system which runs the following hourly task: wget -O - http://domain.com/?warm_cache=OUc37lgS2 >/dev/null 2>&1 Since setting this up, I've rapidly run out ...
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How do I shrink my disk? [duplicate]

Here's what I have currently: A 250GB SSD containing my Windows installation + most of my files. A 2TB HDD containing a Ubuntu installation. A USB drive containing the ISO image for my previous ...
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Root partition size differences among different tools

I just finished running 'Disk Usage Analyzer' on my root partition, /dev/sda3 with a total of 122.5G. The Analyzer reports that only 26.8GB of space has been used but my root partition is showing 68....
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storing millions of files in Ubuntu 16.04

i have about a few millions text files that needs to be stored in one single directory, under a few thousands sub-directories. roughly, it's about a few thousands text files for one single folder, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Disk Space Full [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed on 500 Gb HDD. Its saying 0 space. After deleting some huge files, it still doesn't show free space. Note: GUI is not coming up after login The files was deleted ...