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Questions tagged [filesystem]

Questions dealing with Ubuntu's layout of files, permissions, and files that reside in special locations on disk.

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Ubuntu /dev/loopX - Way too many mounted units [duplicate]

I am not a very experienced user, specially regarding system's technicalities such as this one. All I know is that when I first installed Ubuntu, I used the command df -h to check my disk space. It ...
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How to update softlinks when folder is updated?

I have two directories 'original' and 'soft'. I have soft links on all the files of the original directory. ln -s original/* soft/ However, on the regular basis files are getting copied and deleted ...
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Install Incrontab ( file system watcher ) on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

can someone please help me to install Incrond on my Ubuntu server, I tried all possible way as I found on the web but nothing works. sudo apt-get install incron Reading package lists... Done ...
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disk full with large partition and small root filesystem

I'm running out of disk, but don't know what is using it up. DiskUsageAnalyzer can't see the problem either. More Details: df shows the disk getting full $ df -k / Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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external USB drive formatted ext2

Really new to this. I have a drive that was formatted ext2 on a different system. I need to copy a folder to it. No error just won't do it. The drive is showing as sdb1. Can someone help me as simply ...
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All sound files on Samsung Android phone are missing when trying to view them in my folder

My voice recordings on my Samsung Android phone are usually stored in the folder /sounds/ but even though on my phone I see 20 recordings, the file explorer app on my Ubuntu 16.04 is showing this ...
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input/output error when launching any program

Every program I launch on Ubuntu 16.04 generates an input/output error: $ top bash: /usr/bin/top: Input/output error $ pkill firefox bash: /usr/bin/firefox: Input/output error $ okular bash: /usr/bin/...
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OSError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system [on hold]

the following error showed up while I was training a neural network: File "train.py", line 397, in <module> File "train.py", line 270, in train File "train.py", line 335, in ...
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fsck is not running on 18.04, even with tun2fs mount count set to 1

fsck is not running on my root drive on Ubuntu 18.04. I have tried fsck.mode=force in grub on the kernel command line to no success. I have set the mount count to 1 with tune2fs -c 1 /dev/sda2 and ...
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Accidentally resized ext4fs over 16TB limit, how to rollback?

We tried to increase the size of our 15TB partition with lvresize with the following command: lvresize --resizefs --size +1T /dev/vg0/mm No errors were displayed during the operation, but the result ...
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Operation not permitted [closed]

I am trying to install a Magento 2 in Linux Mint 19. I am facing issue in file permission.
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How can I create an NTFS partition?

I need help to change the file system from ext4 to NTFS. I am using this command: sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sda But I get this output: /dev/sda is entire device, not just one partition Refusing to make ...
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Can't add additional drive to Windows - how can I convert ext4 drive to a Windows-readable filesystem? [on hold]

I need a way to covert a 500GB ext4 disk to FAT32. No matter about data loss. I am Using Ubuntu 18.04 Digital Ocean. Actually, I have installed Windows in Digital Ocean. The problem is that I can't ...
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Help in merging block storage

I need to merge a block storage and Ubuntu's primary drive and extend it all together. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 in Digital Ocean. So Droplet's primary drive is /dev/vda and it has three partitions. ...
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Read-only file system mkdir

mkdir: cannot create directory ‘ssss’: Read-only file system I got that error after installing windows 10 next to Ubuntu 18.04. Any help please to fix that ?
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The volume Filesystem root 0 bytes.(64gb used). Every time i install Ubuntu it starts downloading and after restarting i cant even enter to ubuntu

I spent like 20 hours trying to install Ubuntu (i am using wubi), and each time its finished, it works fine, but after second boot it starts downloading and it gets full. After that i cant even enter ...
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How can I get to any place in the file system in the graphical folder display?

This is a question so basic that it must be answered somewhere, probably somewhere obvious, but I have searched everywhere I can think of, both on the computer and online (e.g. help.ubuntu.com, ...
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How do you compare two root filesystems - but ignore mount points?

I have rootfs / but within that I have /mnt/another_rootfs which contains a second mounted rootfs. I want to compare the files in them... but when I do somthng like: diff -r / /mnt/another_rootfs I ...
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cp: cannot create regular file: Read-only file system

I have an bootable flash-card (with acronis (not my installation)), I may read but cannot copy file into it. When I uses windows, then I not have any problem, but I cannot use this card in ubuntu - ...
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Performance issue when user's home directory have large number of files

I'm on Ubuntu for years (I format only root partition when I re-install or update) and now my home directory have many files from installs programs such as Nodejs,Android studio and bunch of other ...
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Mounting won't work: bad magic number on newly created partition, none of the rescue blocks work

Good Day everyone. This is my first question. So I have this drive from an old RAID-System with 2.7TB of storage and I want to use it for some regular ext4 partitions: root@FluxCapacitor:/dev# fdisk ...
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Manual Filesystem Setup with two disks in Ubuntu 18.04.01 Server Edition

I'm installing Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS Server Edition in a PC with two disks. I chose the manual Filesystem setup in order to create a logical group encompassing both disks, and create logical volumes ...
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Read-only file system after downloading files

My ubuntu became Read-only when my hard drive works a lot! For example after downloading big files(more than 1GB) or full-upgrading with apt(about 400MB) i cant open any desktop app or even use tab-...
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Steam throws a hard drive permissions error although files are on an ext4 partition mounted with defaults,rw,users,x-gvfs-show [duplicate]

My Google-fu has failed me in finding a meaningful solution, so here I am. I've recently set up Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop. It has a small SSD (~120 GB) and a 1 TB HDD. I went through and formatted (...
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File extensions are hidden in ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

When typing in this command: touch ./__init__.py This is what the file looks like in nautilus > right click __init__.py: as you can see, its a text file instead of a py file. I am using ubuntu 18....
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Unable to run f2c program

After the installation of f2c, it is required to have this following file: /usr/local/bin/f2c /usr/local/include/f2c.h /usr/local/lib/libf2c.a /usr/local/man/man1/f2c.1t /usr/local/bin/f77 How to ...
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Purpose of snap and cdrom directories?

I've transitioned from Windows to Linux Ubuntu 18.04 just yesterday and trying to wrap my head around the directory system. So far it seems very straight-forward, as explained by Rinzwind in a ...
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Generate ubuntu ISO File from Source Code

I am trying to generate an ISO image for my custom requirement. Can any one guide me how can one generate : kernel Image Rootfs and convert them to iso. Or how this is done with current iso. What ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Name mangling

I don't know whats happening here, if I cp -Rfv /a /b the file names in the destination are suddenly getting mangled to 8.3 is gibberish characters. This only started after I installed NFS and I do ...
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btrfs problems Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 - can't mount

I have had a 5 disk btrfs raid 5 running for couple of months now, it has been behaving perfect. Yesterday I could reach the storage raid. So I ssh'd in to the machine and: Started to look at the ...
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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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I upgraded to 18.04 LTS, now I can't save a file

I upgraded to 18.04 LTS, now I can't save a file... not by downloading, or through LibrOffice Writer, nor LibreOffice Calc. I rebooted several times. LibreOffice Calc offered to restore my Calc file,...
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Where is the path of sublime in Ubuntu 18.04? [closed]

I want to set my Sublime text path in FileZilla. Where and how do I set the path?
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Install Chrome My WD 4TB hard drive doesn't work on Windows, on Ubuntu it says unclean file system

I was copying few files from my phone to my external hard drive. And my laptop froze so I had to remove the cable without unmounting. When I plugged it again my explorer froze. I have tried several ...
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How can I copy files to a vfat/ntfs drive without using sudo on guiless Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

is there a way to copy files to a vfat/ntfs drive without using su or sudo? I just find it annoying.
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Automatic Adding of Filesystems to /etc/fstab

I use lvcreate and mkfs to create new filesystems on my Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS systems. One thing I find confusing is that the system does not automatically add any new filesystems that I create to ...
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Boot ubuntu from grub if can't find files

I have an issue with an old notebook at boot. If I choose the load Ubuntu then it goes to (initramfs) console, so I tried to boot up from grub, because I can't run even sudo fsck because it says sudo ...
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Why can I not use geany to edit a file with the append-only attribute?

I added the append-only attribute to a text file. But I get operation not permitted when I try to use Geany to edit it. But I can use echo new >> test.txt and it does append. What am I not ...
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Tune2fs -l Unable to view or check that the acl option has been added to a filesystem and determine the device name associated with the filesystem

Tune2fs -l Unable to view or check that the acl option has been added to a filesystem and determine the device name associated with the filesystem. getting below error on ubuntu 18.04.1 ~/acl$ ...
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How do I resize a Linux filesystem data .bin file?

I have a 2 MB file: root.bin, that is a Linux rev 1.0 ext2 filesystem, and I would like to expand it so that I can put more files in it, but it does not just resize like I thought it would. How do I ...
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How can I disable ACL on ext4 filesystem? [duplicate]

I'd like to disable ACL in /etc/fstab when mount. How can I do that?
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No Hard disk partition is visible

After turning on my Ubuntu 18.04 only two partitions of hard disk is visible which is efi and Filesystem root. I have one more partition in the hard disk in NTFS which is not visible apart from that ...
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Can Ubuntu 18.04 read exFAT format by default?

I have two partitions on my 1TB hard drive. The first one (about 550 GB) has Ubuntu 18.04 installed, and the other one (about 400 GB) has Windows 10. sudo fdisk -l gives me: Device Boot ...
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How does Ubuntu formats any flash drive with file systems in terms of Code?

I was thinking how can we design a file system of our own for study and experimental purpose. But for doing that I am not able to find proper documentation and resources. I also want to know even if ...
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Evince sees files that all other tools (shell, Nemo) do not see

I've opened a pdf file (~/Downloads/f1040x.pdf), filled the form and saved the filled form with a new name alongside the original form. The problem is that I can only see that file through Evince (...
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How to format an external 4 TB HDD to exFAT filesystem and specify allocation unit size?

Using disk utilities or parted I can format an external drive to exFAT, but I can't find the way to specify the allocation unit size. The only option that looks promising is on the command line tool ...
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Ubuntu update overwrote (almost) entire home directory

Sorry for the indescriptive title and lack of technical details, but I'm absolutely puzzled about what's going on: Today, a update for GNOME Ubuntu 18.04 was installed on my machine. The update, ...
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how can I find the cookies files to specific websites?

I am using firefox, but I dont really care what browser I use, I just want to find the cookies file to a specific website I am going to. I think the cookies file will tell me things like how I can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 filesystem goes unresponsive shortly after resume

Ubuntu 18.04, Acer Extensa 2510G, Nouveau 1.0.15-2. Home directory encrypted. Resumes from suspend normally. After 10 seconds to 1 minute, ceases to open folders, copy/move files, than hangs. Can't ...
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overlayfs mounted - but writing fails as “read-only file system”

I try a simple overlay example by mounting: sudo mount -t overlay -o lowerdir=/tmp/lower,upperdir=/tmp/upper/upper, workdir=/tmp/upper/workdir none /tmp/overlay (I run the full script from ...