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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What to do with “filesystem root has low storage”?

I randomly get this popup notification, where the filesystem root has varying disk space, and is always < 1GB. It seems that a lot of stuff is being downloaded to the root folder, like packages and ...
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File system becomes read only

I've been operating ubuntu 18.04 for over a year. It was running smoothly until recently I ran into a problem. It keeps saying Read Only file system When I try to cd into any directory and tap Tab for ...
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What is difference between tune2fs and blockdev for create read-only file system?

What is difference between tune2fs -O ^read-only and blockdev --setro? Did i missed something?
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hard disk free space not increase after delete files from ZFS file system(Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS)

I'm new user to Ubuntu and I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on my laptop.I deleted some video files to free my hard disk space but after that hard disk space not increase(i also deleted files from trash)....
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Why do I only Have the Option to Delete Files Permanently?

I have noticed that when interacting with files on other drives, I only have the option to delete files permanently, and I don't have the option to send them to the trash instead. This creates a ...
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Unable to format sd card with loaded ubuntu

I'm trying to format a 4Gb sandisk sd card in which i have previously installed ubuntu installer. Now i'm not able to format it. I tried sd card formater, gparted (says unable to complete format due ...
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Input/Output error of text file after specific line number

Brief description of my work flow: I have a removable USB drive that has classwork on it so I can go between my laptop (Ubuntu) and desktop (Windows) easily. As of about an hour ago, one file on this ...
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btrfs subvolume strategy on single drive

I just installed Ubuntu 21.04 on a single SSD drive (this is my first time), with a single BTRFS-formatted partition beyond EFI. In the past running Windows, I would typically partition my drive with ...
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How can I resize my Filesystem Root partition? [duplicate]

I want to resize the partition that is mounted at my filesystem root, because I am running out of space and trying to clean it out didn't give me much more space to work with. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE ...
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Why Ubuntu starts file checking in every reboot?

I have disks with UUID in the below; pc@User:~$ sudo blkid | grep UUID= /dev/sda2: UUID="1337da3f-187f-4d2a-b3d9-a6997bba783b" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="3bb046df-4be2-4148-a039-...
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Filesystem keeps getting corrupted

Foreword: filesystems setting: Ubuntu uses two partitions: / is on my SSD (partition /dev/sda5) /home/ is on my HDD (partition /dev/sdb2) Problem (chronologically): Read-only /home/: using my ...
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sda2 contains a file system.with errors , check.forced

Every time i start ubuntu this message will appear and after few seconds another messages appear as shown in pictureenter image description here
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What can I do to repair a corrupted exFAT filesystem that fsck.exfat doesn't find to be corrupted?

I was cleaning free space in an external drive by filling a file with /dev/zero until it filled the whole available space. I left a command to delete the file as soon as it finished and left that in ...
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GDM3 is taking most of my SSD space Ubuntu 20.04

I turned on my pc today and got a message that my memory was almost full. Come to find out it is something with GDM3 in /var/log directory. I am not sure what this is and if I can somehow clean it up ...
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How do I create an empty file (0 byte size) in all the directories?

Recently I was asked, in a job interview, "how to create a zero size file [I think that means an empty file] in all the folders of the file system?" I found the question a bit strange, I ...
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Create and Save New Folders/Files in Root directory

In the Root folder/directory, Shall we allowed to create some New folders which can have files like Videos, Doc, Software packages, etc? During installation ubuntu has created many folders with Root. ...
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How to fix: Could not connect to the IPFS API (InterPlanetary File System)?

Just getting started with the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), and looking to serve index.html locally and through the IPFS generally. Running the daemon returns: Initializing daemon... go-ipfs ...
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Unable to mount partition, gives error “wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.”

My Windows drive isn't booting and so I am trying to mount my windows drive, using the following command: mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/mydrive/ Output: mount: /mnt/mydrive: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...
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Q: How to replace special characters when creating a link from Firefox to file system with Caja?

Creating a link from Firefox to the file system with Caja is quite easy: Click the URL on the address bar, hold down left mouse button, drag it to the file system, press Shift+Ctrl simultaneously and ...
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How can I resize a filesystem to fit a bigger partition? [closed]

Using gnome-disk-utility I've taken a filesystem image (15~GB) destroyed the partition it was on and created a larger one (33~ GB) restored the filesystem image on the new partition now the ...
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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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when moving ubuntu from hdd to ssd do we need to backup /home folder?

i have a 2TB HDD on which i had un-allocated 200GB and on it i have installed ubuntu 20.04 LTS,and on remaining my windows 10 is running, to run ubuntu i boot it from bios now i purchased a new SSD of ...
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root and user same file different versions/content

I have a .gitignore-global which is owned by root. When I am normal user and I do ls I get a different date modified and cat shows me different files listed inside the .gitignore. When I do su - and ...
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Path name with accented character and space

My question is in the smb.conf can I specify a path containing an accented character and space such as path = /home/Senis/Serveur/Batiment/BÂTIMENT-ICI 2020/D20-44 Ibalt?
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How can a directory have muliple state of contents?

I am hosting a web application on a Ubuntu 18.04.2 with Apache/2.4.29 and notice sometimes having an ubuntu default web page. When I ssh into my machine and list the content of that directory cd /var/...
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how to correctly fix the permissions between NFS server on Ubuntu 20.10 x64 and client on ubuntu 18.04 arm64

I've configured the nfs server and client between my PC that's running ubuntu 20.10 (it acts as server) with IP = 192.168.1.6) and my jetson nano where I have installed ubuntu 18.04 (it acts as client)...
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Is it safe to run tune2fs -l /dev/device on a mounted filesystem?

Is it safe to run tune2fs -l /dev/device on a mounted filesystem? That is, listing the current values (I'm trying to do this to see if the filesystem is marked as clean). If it's ok, is there a ...
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Cannot install pip module because there is 'no space' left on device

When I try to install the pytorch module for python3.8 pip complains that there is no space left on the device e.g. $ pip3 install torch Collecting torch Using cached torch-1.8.1-cp38-cp38-...
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Is the usr directory local to users?

I understand each users' home is under /home/, however I'm confused if usr is local to the user? If so, does that mean its file change whenever a new user logs in? or is it a global, shared directory?
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baobab missing hundreds of gigabytes

The following shows the result of: sudo baobab For some reason there are about 400GB missing, and all root directories are being scanned. How can I fix this?
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What happened to `fsused` and `fssize` in `lsblk`?

Why are these columns (fsused and fssize) not available in lsblk? On my Manjaro system I can see that: $ lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,fsused,fssize,size,fstype,uuid NAME MOUNTPOINT LABEL FSUSED ...
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How do you organize your files in Ubuntu 20.04

I switched from macOS to Ubuntu 20.04, and loved the stack feature available to group your files, is there something similar that makes managing files in Ubuntu any easier? Any help/ideas are ...
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“low Disk Spac on Filesystem root” ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal df -h output: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3,8G 0 3,8G 0% /dev ...
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storage internal hard disk directory not seen

Sorry i'm utterly n00b... i think i have a storage internal hard disk mounted at /media/me/hard_drive It is not my primary hard drive,i think my primary drive is the SSD i think is mounted at /. If i ...
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Can multiple operating systems share program installations and user profiles?

I'm new to Linux and trying multiple variants of Ubuntu (standard, Mint, Pop, etc.). Unfortunately, every OS is isolated on different partitions, with separate settings, user groups, etc. and programs ...
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Timeshift unanswered questions

I'm new to Linux and found out the hard way about the virtues of keeping a backup I can restore my system from. So I am trying Timeshift and have some questions about what's going on under the hood. ...
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How to delete all but X last created files ordered by name?

I have a directory with database backups stored in data-atm1-YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.sql.gz filename format. Q: How do I delete all files but I need to keep last X files? (ordered in descendant order by ...
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How to setup a public disk for multiseat?

I already setup a multiseat pc with Ubuntu desktop via loginctl. Now I have a extra hard disk to create a public folder. So every user has a public folder which they share with all users. public->...
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Opinion on what my disk usage analyzer shows

I recently installed Ubuntu and it's pretty slow on my machine: 12GB memory, 96GB SSD (where the OS run") and 1TB HDD I've only installed anaconda-navigator and some extensions... nothing at all, ...
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Sshfs is ignoring acl

I have set a facl for a directory like this: # flags: -s- user::rwx group::r-x other::--- default:user::rwx default:group::r-x default:other::--- Basically, I want all new files, dirs and sub dirs in ...
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What is a .txt~ file and how can I open it?

I noticed a file with a .txt~ extension. What does the ~ mean? How can I open this file? It seems not to work with a text editor.
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var/log size 52.6 GB

My /var/log folder is occupying 52.6 GB of space. When I ran this command inside log la -la then I got this as output ls -la total 48211524 drwxrwxr-x 13 root syslog 4096 ...
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How do I get back files after “mv * .*”?

I hid some files using the command: mv * .* but now I am unable to find them. I tried using: mv .* * but nothing happened (an error was shown). If I run: ls -la it's showing: total 8 drwxrwxr-x 2 ...
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is it possible to create symbolic links on exfat filesystem?

I cannot even change permissions with chmod 777 that on one hand returns no error but on the other does not change the permissions either. File system is exfat. But my issue is inabililty to create ...
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The DF command and deciphering it [duplicate]

I've been using Linux for about 4 weeks now, more specifically Ubuntu. I wanted to find the remaining disk space I have left and was told that the df command will give me all the information I need to ...
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How to choose file system on pendrive only for linux read write only

What I need is to create pendrive that could be only used in linux os. What file system can be picked to be able to use it on any computer with linux? I noticed ext4 is not good choice for file system ...
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A Question about LVM volume and storage management

Hi, I have 2 block devices: a 256G SSD and an 1TB HDD. I want to do: *Use the SSD storage for actively accessed and speed demanding files/directories such as runtime files, main system resources; and ...
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Is there a formal way to get all hardlinks to a particular inode?

Suppose I wanted to purge an inode from the filesystem, and suppose I had multiple hardlinks scattered all over the place; I would need to track all of them down before I could free space from my ...
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Can an NVM device attached via USB adapter be forced to be /dev/nvm* instead of /dev/sd*?

I have an M2 NVM storage device that I need to access using nvme-cli, but because the device is connected through a USB adapter, it shows as /dev/sda, so the nvme-cli tool doesn't recognize that as an ...
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File system choice, Ubuntu, and Windows in VirtualBox

(The 'Similar questions' didn't answer my question.) My plan is to get a high powered laptop with a lots of RAM, wipe the hard drive, install Ubuntu, install VirtualBox (VBx) and install Windows 10 ...

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