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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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Strange new disks appeared in Ubuntu [duplicate]

All of sudden I noticed two new disks in my Ubuntu 16.04: /var/lib/snapd/snaps/core_5662.snap (deleted) and /var/lib/snapd/snaps/chromium_506.snap (deleted) . What are they and why did they appear? ...
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Manually uninstall an application by removing files (tried dpkg -r/P with no success)

I installed tmetric by dpkg -i tmetric_desktop_18.2.4_amd64.deb. Nice and everything, although it doesn't really work well with Bionic. I therefore tried to remove it. Here's where it gets weird. ...
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What is /dev/null? [duplicate]

I just changed my Windows OS to Ubuntu and want to understand how to use it effectively. I saw commands where a user sends files to /dev/null. What goes after moving some file to /dev/null? What are ...
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What Files to Exclude for a Backup [on hold]

It took me forever to get my current apps and themes configured just the way I want them. I'm looking for a way to include all these configurations, the apps themselves, and any of my personal files ...
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Deleted Files stay on, but greyed out

Just noticed in Files-Desktop, many files that I had deleted on the Desktop were in that directory in a sort of greyed out way. I've now deleted them from the Files-Desktop and the directory only ...
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ubuntu 18.04 - root filesystem full

my root filesystem is full. how can i fix the problem? i allocated 15G to root which i understand should be sufficient, i wonder if i have configured the partitions correctly. there might be a ...
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Create a copy of MFT using DD and convert to CSV?

I am looking for a way to save a copy of the NTFS file system MFT to analyze the dates of last access to the files and also the complete list of files. I have thought about the use of DD to avoid ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 filesystem filling up

My filesystem is filling up and i have no idea of what. I logged into the system and / was 100% full. After a restart space usage was down to normal again. After about half a day / is at 80% again. ...
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GitKraken access to /disk2/ missing [duplicate]

I've installed GitKraken from Snap. When I try to open a repository from my second disk, I see no /disk2/ directory in the list of directories under /. I suspect this is caused by application ...
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struct file object of a file

Whenever a file is created in kernel space, struct file object instantiated. Type of that file does not matter. For device nodes, standard text files etc, a struct file object is created when a file ...
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Cannot delete directory

I'm facing the following problem: I have a folder which I cannot delete. I cannot even list it's contents. The story of this folder is that it was being used to store some logs which increased ...
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Superblock errors after 2 new installs

I have a 2 yr old Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB drive. With a fresh format, I installed Xenial on it a couple of months ago. Once in a while I would get I/O errors with bad super block. So, I copied ...
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Multiple File Descriptors

Can we open a file with two different open() system calls? My purpose is to write something into the file with the first file descriptor and to read something from the file with the second ...
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Hard disk become read-only frequently

I have an: Laptop MYRIA MY8305GD, Intel® Celeron® N3350 2.4GHz, 13.3", 4GB, eMMC 32GB, Intel® HD Graphics 500. I have installed last version of Ubuntu. Frequently after shutdown, or even in time when ...
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How can I mount a partition on every reboot using Bash Script? [duplicate]

I have a partition mounted with mount /mnt/filesys.bin /mnt/mymnt/ Each time I reboot, I need to remount. How can I keep this mounted after every reboot?
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Offline available documents from network drive

At my university im part of quite alot of network folders, is there any way that when i log into ubuntu (18.4.0.1), at set interval or by terminal command, i can download the current version of the ...
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Filesystem on Harddrive went Read-Only and cannot be remounted

i got a Ubuntu-Server 18.04 on which i am running some server applications like teamspeak, minecraft, issuetracker etc. Yesterday i configured the minecraft-server for autostarting it as a service. ...
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How to find out on which partition my home dir is? [duplicate]

How can I find out on which partition my home dir is?
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Create new location for Dropbox [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu on a Dell XPS, dual-booting with Windows that I hardly use. I encrypted my home folder when installing 16.04, and now Dropbox won't sync anymore as they no longer support .ecryptfs. ...
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Overwritten /usr/share/bin. Am I doomed?

I just managed to overwrite /usr/share/bin and it doesn't seem like it's possible to undo. I did this as a root user. Am I doomed?
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How to migrate from ext2 to ext4 when my filesystem is encrypted (LUKS)?

The reason why I am posting this question is that Dropbox has notified me (via e-mail), that it will soon no longer support ext2 for its desktop client. I have a LUKS encrypted file system on top of ...
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.log file has 25G size and increasing [duplicate]

The file in /var/log (uvcdynctrl-udev.log) has 25G size and increasing, the problem is every time I delete it, Ubuntu generates it again. How can I get ride of it permanently. While generation of ...
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Locating packages [duplicate]

I have an application that has dependencies on these 2 packages l compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-68.1.x86_64.rpm or later l compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-68.1.i686.rpm or later Can someone point me in the ...
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How to check if journaling is enabled on any partition

i need to know which partitions have has_journal flag enabled i know i can run tune2fs -l /dev/block/sda1 | grep features is there a way i can check all partitions in /dev/block* and only list ...
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Ubuntu Automount corrupts ext4 partitions of Android install?

I've been experimenting with dual-boot between Linux and Android on an x86 device which came with Android + Windows preinstalled (Chuwi Hi10 Pro). I soon found out that simply booting Ubuntu (either ...
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Read-only file system like windows embedded FBWF

I’d like to know if it’s possible to install ubuntu so that it acts like windows embedded FBWF (File Base Write Filter) so that once rebooted it will come back to its original state. My intent is to ...
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Show total file size while transferring files?

I'm fairly new to the Linux world. One thing that keeps nudging me is that the transfer progress bar doesn't show total size of the data being transferred. (It only shows number of files transferred ...
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I'm thinking of using btrfs but I have few questions

Does btrfs make multiple devices appear as one device? (eg. Would 2 3TB and an 8TB drive appear as a single 14TB volume) Assuming btrfs mkes multiple devices appear as a single device, how would it ...
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Setup encrypted LVM on ubuntu 18.04 server edition

While installing Ubuntu 18.04 server edition, the option "Use entire disk and setup encrypted LVM" is missing So how do encrypt the entire disk while installing server edition?
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Ubuntu 18.10 GRUB2 wont recognize APFS filesystem

Is there any way for GRUB2 to recognize the APFS filesystem for booting? If not is there a menu entry configuration that would allow manual loading of macOS? Im suprised not to find anyone else ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 failed to move file from windows directory to Ubuntu

I have dual boot os installed windows-10 and Ubuntu-18.04. Now logged in Ubuntu-18.04, I want to move files from windows directory to Ubuntu directory. Though I have the permission to read the files ...
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read only drive with no way of fixing or rebooting

The hard drive is acting super corrupt. Any help is welcome... We dont have physical access to this computer. We can ssh and remotely solve this problem. $ fsck -p -f fsck from util-linux 2.31.1 /...
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Phpstorm installed in etc/opt/ instead of opt/

So I am coming from Windows background and after a lot of reading about the filesystem here ( on Ubuntu ) I am still pretty confused. I've installed chrome and sublime-text which both went to opt/ ...
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Filesystem corruption on shutdown/reboot

I have a system which dual boots between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 17.10. This system contains an SSD (both OSes are there) a couple of internal disks, one of which is formatted in NTFS and the other one ...
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cannot rename, delete, create new though I have Create and Delete file access

I run a dual boot pc: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I created a folder named Work From Ubuntu inside a NTFS drive named Software (/dev/sda9). After that, I mounted the whole NTFS drive at boot from ...
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mount samba share gives 'can't find [mount path] in /etc/fstab'

sudo mount -t cifs -o //192.168.0.3/Public /media/external mount: /media/external: can't find in /etc/fstab. The path /media/external exists and is empty. If I do smbclient //192.168.0.3/Public I ...
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File system error on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I get the following error when trying to open the "Music" folder on my Mp3 player when the device is connected: "Failed to open directory "Music" -- Error when getting information for file '/media/...
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apt-btrfs-snapshot: Exception when trying to delete snapshots

On Ubuntu, when you run apt upgrade it creates a btrfs snapshot, if you use this file system. The problem with this, is that after a while you endup with problems writing to disk because having too ...
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Secondary SSD with data files, programs not able to Read/Write from this disk

I migrated my W10 laptop (Asus Zenbook UX310ua) to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, everything works in terms of driver support. But I'm having issues reading/writing from the files I had on a secondary SSD from ...
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Install location of linux-headers-4-15-30-generic

I am trying to install anbox kernel-modules. It requires linux-header install location. After searching this forum, I found that the location is in /lib/modules/<version>/build. I can find the ...
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How to solve blank screen issue on ubuntu 16.04 start up? [duplicate]

I have a blank screen problem on ubuntu 16.04 start up screen. Initially I was repairing my hard disk with fsck /dev/sda1 from this post. In trying solve the black/blank screen problem on startup, I ...
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EXT4-fs error Ubuntu 18.04 NVME SSD

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T570, I've been running ubuntu 17.10 on it for work with no emergencies. Recently, I upgraded from 17.10 to 18.04.After upgraded, it probability got wrong with my hard-drive ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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 ...