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setting up second OS with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm looking to create a partition on my device to run two operating systems. I'm considering installing windows again, but keeping Ubuntu as the primary. When I try to create re-size my storage for ...
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How Does the Smart Control Parameter #173 from Ubuntu smarctl / gnome-disks for the Samsung MZ-7TY2560 reconcile with Linux HDSentinel Rating of 52%

From the Ubuntu version of HDSentinel, it reports health of 52% because of: # HDSentinel Hard Disk Sentinel for LINUX console 0.20.10851 (c) 2023 [email protected] Start with -r [reportfile] to ...
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Something occupy disk storage on ubuntu Ubuntu 22.04

Am running desktop Ubuntu 22.04. Has 2 physical disks, 1tb + 256. result of df is: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on tmpfs 6155612 4304 6151308 1% /run /...
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Expand Ubuntu Filesystem on Hyper-V not going through

can you please help in letting me know the steps needed to increase the size of ubuntu hard drive. It is VM, I increased the disk in hyper-V by 11G. Inside the VM, when I run PARTED Print I see root@...
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How to move Dropbox and Megasync to sdb1 from sda2 - or mount /home on sdb1?

I am running out of space on my main SSD. I just realized that Dropbox and Megasync are mounted and syncing on sda2 which is on this drive (which accounts for most of space), although I thought I'd ...
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can I move some space from from /dev/sda3 (home) to /dev/sda2 (root) without losing any data or reinstalling the os?

This is a problem I'm facing because my root space is running low.
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SSD drive erase with 7 pas DoD 5220.22-M

On conventional hard disks, I was using DOD Short /3 pass and DOD 5220 7 pass. This method can be used on SSD and NVMe drives as well? I mean it will not affect the disk performance? Or there is ...
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Where does GNOME Disks store the Benchmark history?

So I've been using Disks (or gnome-disks) to benchmark some drives I have plugged in including internal ones. When it does so it keeps a history of past marks so it's good to look back and check. This ...
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I need 2 create a partition on my USB flash drive with block/cluster size of 256 KB, but cant find the dialog box 2 specify this block size in Disks

I'm using Gnome's Disks program 2 format my USB flash drive. I want only 1, 0700 Microsoft basic data partition, covering the whole disk. The disk will be used to transfer 2-8GB video files between ...
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Only One Drive (Partition) is Showing in Ubuntu

**I recently set up a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu. When I'm in Windows, I can see all of the drives (partitions) that I have on my computer. However, when I boot into Ubuntu, it only ...
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Adding unallocated space without data loss

I have Ubuntu Server 22.04. I have zabbix server installed on it. Unfortunately, disk space is running out. this server is a virtual machine on VMware ESXi. I added 25 GB to the server but ...
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Is that okay to have the Disk type "Microsoft basic data" in Ubuntu

I was having Windows 11 and now I'm using Linux Ubuntu only. I have two disks (SSD - HDD). My first SSD /dev/sdb disk has 2 partitions 1 with Name " EFI System Partition" ( FAT (32-bit ...
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Mounting Microsoft Basic Data drives

I have recently dual booted and wanted to mount my windows drive on Linux. But when I try to do it, it says "Unable to mount". While windows system shows the partition as NTFS, Linux shows ...
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Deleting files does not free up the space

I am getting No space left on device error when I run git pull. This is output of my df command: $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev ...
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No storage in the disk error when there is plenty of storage left in it

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS desktop. I'm trying to extract some file from a zip, during which I get low disk storage error indicating less than 1 GB is left and the extraction fails because of it. When ...
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Dual-installation leads to a Windows disk with 1.4MB free space. Is this related to GRUB?

Dual-installation leads to a Windows disk with 1.4MB free space. Is this related to GRUB? Or the Disks app?
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How do I allocate free disk space to my Ubuntu 22.04 partition? [duplicate]

I have read and tried the mentioned methods of allocating free space to my Ubuntu partition and have been unable to succeed. I have tried both gparted and the Disk Utility application provided with ...
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How do I create disk partions using ubuntu that has already been launched? [duplicate]

Ive been trying to partion my disk using ubuntu but anytime I try to resize it it says error in unmounting...target is busy!How do I go about it since am a new user in ubuntu?
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Disk on root is almost full but can't find which files take the space

Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop If I do df -h i can see that my root folder is almost full And when I list the files in the folder, seems to me they are all system needed files. I tried to look a bit into it ...
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Should I use MB or MiB to calculate space for the system?

I'm looking to do a fresh install of Linux on my computer with a dual boot to windows. My problem is as follows I had installed Linux before on my PC with dual boot and always followed the same ...
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Extending the disk space of a server caused a major error on the disk

I was extending my VPS disk space and during that process some error occurred and it changed everything. Now I'm not able to access anything. Current disk status: There is very important data on the ...
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What Gnomes are in use? Snaps directory is 4.1GB

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04. I seem to have four different snap versions of GNOME on my machine, and they seem to be using quite a large amount of memory. I'd love to be able to remove some, however I'm ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS dual boot with Windows 10 goes to Grub2 Rescue when reinserting old drive with both OS's

My system is old and bios only. However, I created a dual-boot setup on SSD for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Windows 10 in GPT format. Yes, I got it to work. Everything worked fine until I plugged the old HDD ...
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Why can fdisk create a 10GiB partition on a 10GiB device but not a 9.9GiB partition

I am currently learning about creating and managing devices on my Ubuntu Server 22.04 VM running on a KVM host. I added a virtual qcow2 storage disk to the VM. I used fdisk and for very specific ...
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Repartitioning issues

Good evening, I am a total noob when it comes to linux/ubuntu and I'm a total disaster at it lol I am trying to repartition my disk using a bootable usb drive. My disk allocation looks like this (from ...
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I have my Ubuntu installed on a 100GB partition in a 1TB SSD, I am running out of space

I have created a 500GB partition and mounted it in my /home but I'm still getting from my OS low disk space. Results of lsblk :
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recovering journal / Failed command: WRITE FPDMA QUEUED / COMRESET failed errno=-16 / fsck gives bad superblock

I'm running (or rather, was running) Ubuntu The machine seemed fine yesterday; This morning, it was unresponsive It's a tower, so there were no mechanical disturbances in the meantime (the only ...
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Stuck in Emergency mode after update

my system is stuck in Emergency mode and giving me this error, i have Ubuntu on ssd drive and windows on hdd drive.
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Is there a way to replace a magic superblock?

Following instructions from the Internet (Without doing research first) I have blanked out the superblock on the incorrect RAID disk. Using this command; sudo mdadm --zero-superblock /dev/sdd Now ...
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Forgot to disable fast-startup and now I have only Ubuntu

So my friend have a really old laptop it got so slow it is unworkable on, I suggested him to install Ubuntu and remove Windows 10 which was installed. I was a supervisor of the process although it is ...
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Unexplained high HDD activity on Ubuntu Server 22.04

Recently installed Ubuntu Server 22.04 running LAMP stack and EspoCRM application. Unfortunately pretty rusty on the troubleshooting side of systems admin. Applications are working fine but my HDD is ...
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Disconnected USB drive continues to trigger drive failure alert Ubuntu 22.04

I have been putting up with this for months and decided to ask if anyone knows how to get rid of this. I had a Sandisk Extreme Portable USB drive I used for games and would switch use between ...
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When installing Ubuntu via WSL2 on Windows 11, do I need to partition my hard drive?

Referencing this thread: Where is WSL located on my computer? I am brand new to Ubuntu, and Linux, and plan to teach myself rudimentary web development. I have a laptop running Windows 11 and I am ...
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Can someone help me either to extend /dev/sda2 partition or to reroute stuff to other partitions?

enter image description hereI often get a message saying 'unable to write to /tmp' as /dev/sda2 run out of space. I don't have any free space left to create a logical volume. I was wondering if I ...
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Disk full and the system freezes after entering password at the login screen

My entire Kubuntu partition is full for some reason. Everything has become extremely slow. I'm not even able to run terminal. The last thing I remember doing was installing Python 3. The computer is ...
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Can't launch Gparted from applications menu but CAN launch from terminal

I'm a newbie on this OS. I was able to install Gparted on my 20.04 version of Ubuntu. When attempting to launch Gparted from the applications menu, I see that program's name spin on the top left ...
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I changed my OS from windows 11 to Ubuntu and now I have no free disk space

I just changed my OS from Windows11 to Ubuntu22.04 LTS but the problem is that when I was installed Ubuntu I noticed I didn't have much free disk space left although my disk capacity is 1TB. I don't ...
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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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du, df showing inconsistent hard drive usage

Ubuntu 20.04 1T built-in drive 5T Seagate Basic external USB drive Yesterday I moved a very large postgres database to an external USB drive, and then deleted the database directory from the main hard ...
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Change unallocated partition position without losing data

I have an issue where I can't extend the Linux Filesystem partition to utilize the 20GB Unallocated partition. The filesystem partition image | The unallocated partition As I understand the 20gb ...
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Space available but cannot be used

I am using an ubuntu18.04 machine with 1TB. Most of the space is available, and when I run df -H: S.ficheros Tamaño Usados Disp Uso% Montado en udev 8,4G 0 8,4G 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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Ubuntu booting into emergency mode

I have dual-booted Ubuntu 20.04. I suspect there is problem with disk consistency and I can't boot into Ubuntu. Last time I was using my PC it powered off because the battery drained to 0%. Now on ...
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How can I prevent auto-mount of 2nd internal drive? (Ubuntu-MATE 20.04.3)

When I log in to my main Ubuntu-MATE 20.04.3 (nvme0) OS, my secondary OS install (/dev/sda) is somehow already auto-mounted on the desktop. I'd like it not to be. /dev/sda is an internal SSD on which ...
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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

Here I attached screenshot error that you can look into
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Merging all disks in ubuntu

My hard disk is 4x10 TB so i would like use all storage as 40 TB. I shared my disk info also i used no raid. Is there any way to do that. I tried to remove disk but i got error for that. I have "...
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Systemd fails to mount some disks during boot

I have a system with a lot of disks (roughly 96 data drives, formatted xfs) running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. During boot, systemd manages to mount most of the drives, but fails to fully last 20 or so ...
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How can I free disk space in ubuntu?

sudo du -h --max-depth=1 72K ./root 4.0K ./cdrom 16G ./var 4.0K ./media 5.9G ./usr 146M ./boot 12M ./etc 148K ./tmp 13G ./home 16K ./opt du: cannot access './run/user/1000/doc': ...
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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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How to create another partition for storing data? [duplicate]

I've been a windows user since 2010 and I started using Linux as the host OS 3 months, so far so good. I was just wondering if there is a way of creating a partition that is not under the root ...
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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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