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Questions tagged [filesystem]

The general filesystem in Ubuntu is arranged in a single tree with everything under /. This tag should be used for questions dealing with Ubuntu's layout of files, permissions, and files that reside in special locations on disk. Questions related to a particular filesystem should instead use the specific tag for that (for instance: ext4, btrfs, zfs).

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How can I upload files directly from a remote server mounted in Ubuntu's file manager?

I'm currently connecting to my institute server from my Ubuntu system by mounting it in the file manager GUI under "Other Locations" in Ubuntu with: sftp://username@ip_address/ This setup ...
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Recent Files Suddenly Dissappeared - But Are Still There

I have just had a bizarre issue where my files suddenly disappeared whilst creating a folder within Blender to save into the folder containing the vanishing files. (I am about to do a render pass). ...
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System & Installed apps are not working in Ubuntu 22.04.4

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I'm facing very strange errors. Sometimes my applications won't respond (won't open) e.g. VSCode, Firefox, and sometimes even Chrome won't open. Also, even the ...
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NTFS not accessible on Ubuntu Budgie 24.04

I have installed fresh Ubuntu Budgie 24.04. I am unable to access the Windows NTFS filesystem. Initially I was unable to access Windows data. Then I created a new NTFS partition. Initially it was ...
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Very large log files (syslog, kern.log)

I got the warning that I only have 38 MB of disk space left. The reason for this seem to be two huge log files: syslog.1 and kern.log.1 with 388 GB each. I installed Linux Pop!OS only recently so my ...
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how to fixed ubuntu server 20.04 LTS /dev/mapper/ubuntu/--vg-ubuntu--lv contains a file system with errors, check forced

I am newbie for Linux Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS user. I have a cases with my Linux Ubuntu PC Server. When I boot my PC, I got an error with: /dev/mapper/ubuntu/--vg-ubuntu--lv contains a file system ...
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Chroot into current filesystem?

I need to test out setting up some development tools which has been a pain and messed up my system to have to reinstall for the 9th time. I discovered chroot, this will relief a lot of pain. But I am ...
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Group permissions for writing on a system

I've gone through quite a few posts on this, and I feel I must be doing something quite basic wrong. I have a system that has mounted an NFS drive. On there, there is a folder owned by a user, ...
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How do I access file and other directory? Home icon missing in 24.04

24.04 ; earlier Home icon was coming on desktop so that I can access file directory now that is gone somewhere and completely helpless how to access file system? anyone know how to open file explorer/ ...
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File system is very slow on both my drives

I'm having a strange problem with trying to load things off my drives on Ubuntu 22.04.3. My computer has a 2TB NVMe SSD as its boot drive and a 14 TB hard drive that I store data on. I'm not ...
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'LABEL=writable'

When I power up my desktop, Ubuntu 22.04, I get this message: findfs: unable to resolve 'LABEL=writable'. /etc/fstab does not contain any entry with 'LABEL=writable'. I have used both FSCK and E2FSCK ...
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Filesystem with encryption support

I need filesystem level encryption with the following features: directory encryption. being fast. being based on passphrase. has less overhead. only the user who decrypt it can access and see the ...
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what is the difference between /proc and /sys directories in Linux, I still doubt it [duplicate]

along with the previous main Q, I also have another one why can't we write in /usr even though they can be new software packages added to our system, does that mean it only saves info and data on ...
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root and efi mounted as external HDD - Ubuntu 20.04

After inserting a corrupted USB stick trying to format it, sometimes root and /boot/efi partitions were mounted as external HDD, as in this picture This problem isn't happening at any boot but only ...
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eMMC replaced with SD, showing incorrect storage size

I'm attempting to get an SD card to mount on boot for permanent storage and I'm pretty sure I screwed it up. This is my first time with Linux and I'm not a programmer. I've never even partitioned ...
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Unresponsive storage ssd

I have a ssd with very important data in my workstation. It has a ext4 and a ntfs partition. This morning, the ext4 partition (sda1) didn't mount, and the filesystem was listed as "unknown" ...
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Does dosfsck -a log errors it found?

I have a question. Does dosfsck -a log the errors it found? Like, the specifics of the error? Because, since it's doing it all automatically, it doesn't let the user have input, so I wondered if it ...
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ls and find give "invalid argument" when passing no argument

I have an external hard drive, formatted with NTFS. On it I have one folder with about 100,000 files, totalling about 140GB (excluding overhead). I'm finding that I can no longer list the files in the ...
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Linux boots into emergency mode Ubuntu 22.04

When I look at the journalctl, I see these two error messages related to time out waiting for the device: Here is a look at my fstb : Not sure what to do.
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EXT4-fs error + ubsan array index out of bound

Suddenly this message started appearing every time I start my computer. When it appears, I have to restart the computer. What's the problem? Thanks
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low disk space on file system root

I am working with Ubuntu 20.04. I had my ssd swapped for a larger one and had restored an image of the older one by a technician. It worked fine until recently the error "Low Disk Space on "...
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Gparted shows Linux filled less than it actually is. How to fix it?

I've had Ubuntu System with the size of 100 GiB. I've made some manipulations for repairing the system and, as a result, my Linux cannot boot, and GParted shows there are only 1 GiB filled on the ...
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I seem to have completely messed up my filesystem

Ubuntu 22.04 on a lenovo ThinkPad W520. I #think# I have an external disc mounted on /media/claus and the terminal finds it. In my sidepane though the "500 GB Volume" symbol that should ...
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Where does ubuntu store the address for the global proxy?

When you install an ubuntu server it asks: "If this system requires a proxy to connect to the internet, enter its details here." I decided to try throwing in a random local address with the ...
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Why does "nautilus"(Gnome FIles) gives me so smaller size of directory, compared with "du"?

I have uncompressed a folder and if I right click in the folder and click properties, I get from nautilus (Gnome Files) Gnome Files output: but instead if I do: $ du -sh * 292M branches 236M ...
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Give multiple users transparent ownership of directory and contents

I've got a directory that I want to be owned by multiple users on the system. That is, I want any application running as oli to think those files are owned by oli, just as any application run by jim ...
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What is the field inside the struct ext4_inode responsible for providing pointers to where data is actually located on disk?

I've been reading the ext4 documentation on kernel.org and in the struct ext4_inode section it is show a field named i_block. It says "Block map or extent tree". Does this field contain ...
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What is the use of "mke2fs -z undo_file" option?

-z undo_file Before overwriting a file system block, write the old contents of the block to an undo file. This undo file can be used with e2undo(8) to restore the old ...
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How to remove Virus Popup Alerts coming from Chrome? [duplicate]

I have downloaded a PDF book from a site after which every now and then this virus alert pops up as shown in the Image. How to get rid of it? Please suggest any Antivirus which disinfect the virus ...
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Not able to delete a file even if using sudo command on ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I have a text file Summary_DataTypes.txt which was created by me earlier. It appears in lsand vs code. But does not show in the folder even if I do show hidden folder. I want to delete this file but ...
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sudo: /etc/sudo.conf is group writable

I've made a mistake. List of commands that I typed: sudo usermod -a -G root erp sudo chmod g+w /etc setfacl -R -m u:erp:rwx /etc Then ssh.service of the virtual machine stopped working and when I ...
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How to fsck if the system always reports "/dev/sda1 is mounted" - Ubuntu 23.10

So my question is exactly as the title suggests... I want to verify no system errors as Ubuntu keeps falling over / blank screen during boot. Using the Disks utility the system reports that fsck ...
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How to unmount read-only file system and resize it. Ubuntu 22.04

I need to resize /dev/nvme0n1p1 partition because it takes almost all memory from my SSD. And also I couldn't make dual boot for Windows as second OS, so I need help. I've tried this commands to ...
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I am unable to access or write to etc/hosts file

I am attempting to edit theetc/hosts file. I am able to access it through the graphic file system to find that it is read only. When using sudo nano etc/hosts as many suggest, I see that the directory ...
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Docker taking too much space, even after removing all the images and containers

I started using Docker recently and Docker was taking up too much space even after i prune all the dangling containers and images. When is try to run sudo docker system prune --all -f it shows "...
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My western Digital hard disk was failed to be recognized by Ubuntu system recently. It seems have error sectors. How to recover data from it?

I have a 6T internal hard drive in my Desktop with Ubuntu 20.0.4 system. It works well before, but very recently it happened twice that it can't be recognized by the system (unmounted). The first time ...
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Ubuntu 22-4.3 Boot Issue [duplicate]

I'm not technical but have been using the above for some time now without any issues. However I just tried to start my desktop and got a message at boot up stage talking about "Unexpected ...
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Trash folder in /tmp?

I just installed Xubuntu 22.04 on a new machine. My old machine running 18.04 died. On both machines, I have /tmp setup as a ram drive. On 18.04, /tmp had a trash folder (I think it was .Trash-1000). ...
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Addressing Initial High Transfer Speeds Causing Data Loss in USB File Transfers: Community Insights Needed

Experiencing Challenges with USB (NTFS) File Transfers: Anomalies in Initial Write Speeds Leading to Data Loss I am currently encountering a perplexing issue during file transfers to an NTFS-formatted ...
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How to Extend Root partition from left? [duplicate]

337gbs to the left of root drive enter image description here I have windows on the left partition and resized the remaining drive space to add to the Linux root file system but not sure how to ...
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Missing Files and Unusual Behavior

I recently installed Ubuntu Last week 12 23 2023 on a single NVME ssd 500GB. I was using it normally but some issues manifested: I can not uninstall steam ( wound up uninstalling since no game was ...
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Input/output error without disk failure

1 month ago I ran a python program on my ubuntu server which downloaded videos and cut them into images. I used urlretrieve to download the files and then I used opencv to cut them into single frames: ...
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I want to show kernel page table

Firist, I install ubuntu on my labtop.(LG Gram model) I downloaded kernel source, version 6.0 I also make sure about config. CONFIG_GENERIC_PTDUMP=y CONFIG_PTDUMP_CORE=y CONFIG_PTDUMP_DEBUGFS=y Then, ...
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Asymmetric Filesystem Encryption

How to encrypt (live) data preferrably as a write only filesystem using a rsa public key known on the device (which is offline), that only later can be decrypted by using the private key? So once ...
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Kernel Module insertion failed due to kernel mismatch

While inserting module xfs.ko it gave kernel mismatch error I am trying to build linux kerenl version 5.15.1 on my Virtual Machine and trying to insert xfs.ko from it into the VM's kernel as a module. ...
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Help with stuck on boot

I just turned on the laptop and booted into Ubuntu, but what happened was that the screen remained the same. I press Ctrl + C to cancel all filesystem checks in progress but the loading circle is ...
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Error while checking filesystem. Not authorized to perform operation (udisks-error-quark,3)

I have been getting disk errors from an NTFS-formatted internal SATA HDD on a Lubuntu 20.04.6 LTS system. For example: rsync: recv_generator: failed to stat "/media/WD4Tb/some-file": Input/...
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Access files on Ubuntu Server from Win10

I have set up an Ubuntu Server with ssh so I can run commands and things like that from my Windows 10 laptop but I would like to be able to transfer files using maybe FileZilla or something similar, ...
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Ubuntu 23.10 Sources Lits shows error

My Ubuntu Sources.list shows error while updating but upgrade works how to fix this for me. tried various ways to fix but it didnt work
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Delete vs. move to trash

If I select a dozen or so files and choose Move to Trash it takes nearly a minute for the process to complete. If I choose Delete, they're gone instantly. Since under the hood, they're more or less ...
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