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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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tmpfs space issues

For tmpfs, df -h gives (notice 0 used): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 113G 0 113G 0% /dev/shm Yet, the actual use of /dev/shm this: /dev/shm$ du -shc | ...
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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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What's the best way to create a unique Ubuntu System Image/Disk Copy w/ Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS?

I'd like to create a unique Ubuntu System Image/Disk Copy containing all my files/programs/installed packages and libraries/theme changes (font, dock, ...). This way I could have an exact copy of my ...
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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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Gnome-disks oddity or error after running GParted?

My PC has a 500GB HDD with a large space unallocated. The only primary partition is /boot, and the rest is set as extended. I open gnome-disks & it shows all my partitions correctly, but since I ...
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Failed disk size increase on ubuntu with gparted, no increase when booting

I tried to move 50gb from windows to ubuntu on a dual boot. Gpart loaded fo 5 hours, and when I came back the computer was turned off. When booting into ubuntu again I had not received the additional ...
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Merge or join two partitions of different hard drives into one

Merge or join two partitions of different hard drives into one. At the beginning of the installation, I made 4 partitions on the first hard disk: the efi (sda1), the swap (sda2), the root (sda3), and ...
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Added Memory is Still Not reflected in the Output of the Command df -h

I have increase my virtual box disk memory from 30 GB to 50 GB, and then resize the 2nd partition to occupy the added memory using the commands parted print free resizepart 2 53.7GB Now when I ...
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18.04 Resize Partition [duplicate]

Using parted and print free commands, I displayed the free spaces in my Ubuntu 18.04 Server: GNU Parted 3.2 Using /dev/sda Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands. (parted) ...
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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-16.04 64-bit Disk spcae show 0 even there is 25GB free space

I am using ubuntu16.04 64-bit on DELL intel corei7 8th gen Lapton I got into nospace left on the device while downloading some source, then I removed 25GB of the space but it is not showing. while ...
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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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Can't add disk space to my dual boot system

I have my laptop dual booted with Windows and Ubuntu 18.04. I'm trying to add a new disk in order to have it shared between both OSs, but when I try to create a new partition (from the disk that I ...
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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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How to remove /dev/loops [duplicate]

On my Ubuntu desktop, the command fdisk -l shows /dev/loopX up to /dev/loop23. I'm using gnome-fallback on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I'm wondering what possible effects these could have on performance and ...
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Why does my Ubuntu system use more disk space than how much it describes so?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 release (18.04.3 LTS) on my HP Pavilion laptop, wiping previously installed Windows 10 including all the data it had. Since then, I've encountered many problems, ...
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Move space from /data to / on Ubuntu

By mounting a 1TB disk to /data, my space settings are shown below Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 63G 0 63G 0% /dev tmpfs 13G 35M 13G 1% /...
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Storage drive formatting, permissions and setup?

NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda vfat 1,8T Ostava sdb 238,5G ├─...
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smartctl: Unable to detect device type

I have the following disk partition Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on udev 3964076 0 3964076 0% /dev tmpfs 798780 9748 789032 2% /...
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Want to Create a Disk Partition

Just switched full to the Ubuntu OS from the windows OS and I want to create disk partitions. Can anyone teach me how to do that? Would anybody recommend that I do that? Also is it best to use the ...
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How do I add the unallocated space to the ext4 partition?

I can't upload pictures, but I can describe it. I have unallocated space (180 gb) Then the swap partition (which is 15 gb) And last, the ext4 partition. When I press resize, the unallocated space ...
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How to change the disk for the dir that is on home/usr

How do i change the disk the file or directory is being saved to ? Here is this case home would be always saved to the main partition and the other to the second one. The screenshot dosent have the ...
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Erase disk and install Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 10 on 'Fujitsu Lifebook T725'. Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz. I want to completely replace it and all other partitions with Ubuntu 18.04.3. This ...
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Can 'Microsoft basic data' partition be deleted?

I am want to uninstall ubuntu(16.04), from my dual boot system and probably reinstall ubuntu or install kali(dual boot it with windows). I want to allocate more space to the already existing windows. ...
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How to Extend Ubuntu 18.04 Manually Configured Disk? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 server, I have 30 GB of space on my ext4 type manual disk, I want to add another 20 gb. How can I achieve this? I did not add a separate disk, I expanded the existing disk.
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main partition marked as full but / directory only half the size

I am new to Linux so please forgive me the question if it's 'easy'. I recently installed Linux next to Windows 10 on my SSD (I have a separate Partition for this which is 29GB). Then I moved my /home ...
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Does my motherboard disk controller faulty or somehow?

My computer became unstable since a week. First, I changed power supply. After that, I removed offboard video card, but no effect. So yestarday, it couldn't recognize my hard drive anymore. I did a ...
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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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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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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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'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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