Questions tagged [drive]

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Apps reading net drives is freezing them

I've a NAS and its folders I need mounted automatically using /etc/fstab file. Everything works like a cham, but when I use some GTK apps like Firefox and it tries to look for a folder, it seems the ...
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How to un-rename drive mount points?

My computer crashes often (AMD Ryzen is not a reliable CPU) and after the latest crash, all of my mount points have become duplicated: /media/vadi🔒 ❯ ls -l total 40 drwx------ 2 root root 4096 May ...
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Cannot resize old ubuntu installed drive, is bios_grub partition safe to delete?

So I dual boot installed Ubuntu even though it is not dual boot (I cannot choose), apparently the second install is a mistake, so I wanna resize it but I can't, please help I did not know what to do ...
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An HDD is fast when read by dd, slow otherwise

After updating Ubuntu, I found that my non-root HDD become too slow. Just see the numbers: pv /dev/sda > /dev/null gives 200kb/s. Mounting it (takes a minute) and running rsync -r /mnt/hdd2/ /tmp/...
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Symbolic link from Nas to home folder

I'm trying to create a link from my unraid Nas to my Ubuntu vm that I have running in it but ever time I make it the link says its broken and wants me to remove it
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Drives not shown in different applications

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm facing this issue where my drives are not showing in different application for e.g. video editors and WPS Office. Please tell me it is possible to do something about it or ...
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Issue with fsck on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I have an Intel Nuc with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS installed and all the latest updates. My NUC randomly crashed and the disk went into read-only mode. I had to force the NUC to shut down and power back on ...
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How to use my drive without administartive permission

I have my 1tb drive which have my flutter projects. My drive always asks for administrative permission. Whenever I save files it asks permission and also shows error showing denial of permission. ...
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drive permissions problem

I seem to be unable to write to my drives (NTFS). they worked fine until today, not sure what happened. UUID=xxxxxxxxx /media/stuff ntfs rw,auto,users,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=46,uid=1000 0 0 any ...
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All internal drives are showing as removable, but actual removable drives no longer auto-mount

I'm running 20.04. Recently I've noticed that all of the entries I have in fstab are now showing up as removable devices in Nemo, although if I try and eject them it fails because I am not root. At ...
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Expand Linux partition

I've decided to completely switch to Linux from Windows so I'd like to expand my current partition with the old windows partition. If possible, I'd also like to add the last three partitions but I'm ...
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How can I mount a MacOS fusion drive?

When viewing the partitions, obviously there are two physical disks, but virtually it's being treated as one disk on MacOS (Fusion drive). How can one mount this on ubuntu? The normal mounting ...
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Pinta can not open file - permission denied

My ubuntu 18.04 is installed in the SSD.I installed pinta from ubuntu software but can not open files from my hard disk, says permission denied. But can open files from SSD where ubuntu is installed(...
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MacBook 4,1 disc drive doesn't load with Kubuntu

not sure I'm in the right place, but I installed Kubuntu on my early 2008 MacBook (4,1) and on inserting CD in the built-in drive it is not drawn in. I am dual-booting and the drive works fine with ...
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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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GRUB menu always appears on boot despite not dual-booting

I run a fully Windows computer with Kubuntu installed on an external drive. Even when the drive isn’t plugged in, the Grub command terminal appears on boot and I have to type exit to stop it. It’s ...
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How to set home directory mount point for drive

I have 2 drives on my machine, but one is unused. I would like to use the unused drive for the home partition (as in moving my current home directory into the unused drive). Is this possible without ...
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Main Drive is not showing in the Ubuntu Simple Install

My system has Windows installed on a 500GB Intel 660p SSD, and a 1TB HDD purely for storage, that is currently empty. When installing Ubuntu off a flash drive, if I use the "Install Ubuntu ...
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udev triggered login to encrypted USB drive

Description of task: I created a udev triggered script to backup an USB drive whenever it connected to my ubuntu 18.04 system. All working perfectly well in the background. I'd like to do the same ...
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How to write on common partition on Ubuntu after dual boot

I have a total of three partitions on my internal SSD. One is used for windows, the second is for Ubuntu, third is common which I use for storing my personal data. Whenever I try to paste some files ...
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External Drive : Files doesn't show up, just loading

my external drive(1TB) is mounted, however, files are not showing up, all I see is just a loading icon at the bottom right. When I plug it on Windows, it works fine. Need some help. Kindly, see the ...
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My Ubuntu partition is appearing as full and not allowing me to resize it even when unmounted

I have Ubuntu installed on a ~500gb boot ssd and I wanted to install a dual boot. I booted into Ubuntu through recovery USB and the yellow bar that indicates free space in your partition was ...
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Can't read or write CDs with Ubuntu 20.04

The USB DVD-RAM writer, DVDRRW GSA-2166D, has the capability to play and burn CDs. But under Ubuntu 20.04 whilst it plays DVDs,the device is not recognised at all by VLC when an audio CD is inserted. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 installer crashes

Ubuntu Server 20.04.01 installer always crashes right at the moment when the first Subiquity step appears (Choose Language step). Ubuntu 20.04.1 installer always crashes after partitioning settings ...
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Move home second user to another disk

I have got three hard discs. Ubuntu 20.04 installed on the SSD disc. I have moved the home of user1 to sdb1. That works. How do I make the homedir of user2 point to sdc1? fstab: UUID=uudi-sda1 / ...
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I am getting an error that I should not run script as root

root@Lenovo:~/ardupilot# Tools/environment_install/install-prereqs-ubuntu.sh -y While using the above command am getting this error: ---------- Tools/environment_install/install-prereqs-ubuntu.sh ...
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Drive Cloning, Grub and Dual Boot

I am dual booting windows/ubuntu, each has its own drive. I want to clone the drive windows runs on and keep the old drive, clearing it for more space. I tried doing this but Grub boots into the old ...
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Using onedrive folder for both windows and ubuntu partitions

My partition scheme includes a Windows 10 partition, an Ubuntu 20.04 partition and a shared partition for files I want to use in both operating systems. Since my organisation uses microsoft onedrive, ...
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How to resolve unallocated disk/drive problem in Ubuntu 20.04?

How to fix the unallocated space issue on the selected drive on my Ubuntu 20.04? Plese refer to this GParted screenshot:
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Blinking cursor after checking /dev/sda2 on boot

A few weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Acer C720 (Intel Celeron 2955U, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM). (I used MrChromebox UEFI firmware). No problems, works OK, a bit slow, and some internal GTK errors ...
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Should be USB stick drives be hot to touch when idle?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and it was my first main foray into Linux (I had 18.04 for one week prior to upgrading). I connect two SanDisk USB stick drives to my Dell laptop but they are used infrequently, ...
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Unable to Use created partitions

I have formatted my system and created drive as in the screen , while try to use 329gb folder not able to use it like create any folder copy file from my documents and anything.Please help.enter image ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect one of my SSDs. What should I do?

After getting a new PC (18.04 64-bit), I installed two SSDs. The one with Ubuntu installed works but the other one which is detected by the BIOS is not seen by Ubuntu, even though it it was detected ...
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How To Show Mounted Drives on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop When Using Nemo as Default

I have a mounted drive that I want to show up on my desktop. I know that there is a method here to do this with Nautilus and 18.04, but I am using Nemo, not Nautilus. I just wanted you to know that ...
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=> / is using 95.8% of 228.23GB But I can't figure out whats taking up the space?

I've got three drives one for /home, one for backups in /mnt, and a Nvme drive for boot which is showing as full. I have no idea whats filling it. So far I've tried all the clear/cleaning commands I ...
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How do I access this hard drive?

I'm new to Linux. I did a full install while deleting my Windows OS for Ubuntu. I installed to my SSD, but I have a 3TB HDD that doesn't seem to show up. DF -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How do I access my second HDD?

I just installed ubuntu on my SSD after formatting both my SSD and my HDD. It's not showing my other HDD as something I can mount. I'm brand new to this LInux thing and I want to know how I get my ...
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How do I completely erase my HDDs for Linux

I'm trying to erase both my HDDs for Linux usage just like they were with the initial Windows 10 install. I thought I was doing so when I used the Ubuntu option of erasing my SSD, but it looks like it'...
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edit user-dirs.dirs folder location

i'd like to change the location of the main Music folder location manually in user-dirs-dirs from "$HOME/Music" to the root directory of my sata ssd /dev/sda1, but i am unsure on how to ...
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overgrive app not launching

I installed the newest version of overgrive. and also I am using the licensed version. I downloaded the app, and works fine for some time. I am using this app on my main computer and on my remote ...
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How to make drive read and write for all users? Only root is able to write to the drive

One partition of a drive is only writable for root. How do I make that accessible? I understand I would have to create a group or something, or is there any other way? Are there any changes i can make ...
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External Hard Drive is Recognize, but can not be Opened

I connected my external Hard Drive to my machine. It was recognized but it could not opened. I rund dmesg command and this is what I got: [ 571.197590] usb 2-7: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc2, ...
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kdenlive won't see my external hard drive [duplicate]

kdenlive won't see my external hard drive. I have heard that it's a common issue. ..is there a new fix yet ?
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Cannot format USB Drive

I had this USB drive that I did not use for a long time and decided to format it. But apparently it cannot be formated, because everytime I even delete a folder inside it, the folder comes back ...
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Google Drive with Wine [duplicate]

I tried to install Google Drive Backup and Sync using Wine. It says "Installation Complete", but since I cannot choose where to install it, now I can't find where it is installed. Furthermore, if I ...
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Foliate book reader, snap package, can't open ebooks from NTFS partitions [duplicate]

I have just installed the Foliate via snap sudo snap install foliate on Ubuntu 20.04. I can successfully open epub book that are in my home folder, but when I try opening books that are in mounted ...
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Drive stuck as Read Only

So, as i've installed Ubuntu from having Windows my main content drive is currently on NTFS, my OS is installed on an SSD which is the right file system, my point is how do I go back to accessing my ...
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Disable Lethe read-only freezed drive on 18.04

I have installed Lethe on Xubuntu 18.04 to block all changes a user can do as per How can we install lethe on Ubuntu 18.04? How to return to normal boot and normal read-write? Not uninstall, but ...
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Really slow external drives benchmark

Hello I have a Linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04 for the core) and I have 3 desktop environments (KDE Plasma, XFCE and Budgie) I was testing the KDE Plasma DE and I was really happy with it so I decided ...
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Latest update to UBUNTU 19.10 causes files from Google Drive to open as Read-Only

One of the updates this past week, April 13-17, 2020, caused my Google drive to mount my files as "READ-ONLY". I'm currently using Ubuntu 19.10 as my primary desktop. I have Ubuntu 20.04 BETA ...

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