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What format choice for an Ubuntu back up disk?

I would like to use a 1Tb external disk for my backup using the standard Ubuntu backup tool.The disk has been used previously and I need to format and wipe it. As a new user I don't know which format ...
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NTFS formatted HDDs doesn't show in Ubuntu server

I formatted two HDDs in win11 with NTFS and then I moved those to a server with Ubuntu server. Now the os doesn't find those new HDDs. What did I do wrong. I am a beginner with the linux environment. ...
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Want to format UDF Usb Readonly drive to NTFS

new here. I have a usb of 32gb which I got form a course I enrolled. Now I want to format the usb and use it for my personal use but I cannot format it. Can anyone help or should I just throw it?
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Is there a document specification for formatting the version query output of an application

I'm aware that some recommended standards for Linux package development exist. For example, according to Debian standards, service users and groups should begin with an underscore. Is there a standard ...
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How to format old windows pc

I have an old HP laptop running on windows 8.1, the owner forgot his password so he tried resetting it with some commands like (enter+f1+Del) thats what he says, then the laptop reboots, on the ...
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Format both c and d drive of a laptop with windows and install ubuntu

I have a laptop with a c drive (hdd with windows) and a d drive (SSD). I want to format both and install ubuntu on d drive. Is this possible through the normal ubuntu installation process? If I ...
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Turn off read-only pen drive

I'm trying to format a 64gb pen drive that turned readonly after failing to move a larger video file using gparted but it keeps failing due to the pen drive being in readonly. (just installed Ubuntu ...
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Will EXT4 offer better filesystem corruption protection than NTFS on Ubuntu?

Somehow I ended up with an external drive that only had Windows and Mac backup software on it. Nonetheless, I backed up data from my primary HD and the drive seemed to work fine until I had a power ...
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The problem of low fps and high lag in the game and format error in TeamSpeak installation

My system profile cpu: intel g2020 ram: 4g gpu: gtx 1060 6g I am playing dota 2 with this system at lowest setting 40 fps And I encountered a format error in TeamSpeak installation:enter image ...
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Installing Ubuntu 22.04 on Samsung EVO 970 NVMe

I have Windows 10 already installed on hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu 22.04 on the EVO 970 which was previously reformatted. I am considering disconnecting all the SATA drives including the one ...
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how to reset to factory

while updating some sort of virus protection programms on the computer it goes off. as a result, the computer is not working at the moment, I can not enter the terminal, and the screen lights up gray ...
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Formatting Partitions in ubuntu

Hi I create 2 primary partitions with fdisk and I know that I have to format them in next step, how can I format them together instead of running mkfs -t ext4 twice?
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Want to format an Unknown Disk

Have a disk attached to ubuntu linux computer. It is reported as unknown. I have been trying to format it. So far everything I have tried has failed. Is there any hope of formatting this disk? ...
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How can I kill a formatting operation launched by the Disks application?

I launched a formatting operation on a drive, asking the Disks application to overwrite all content on the drive. This process is taking too long. How should I kill the process? Closing the Disks ...
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Format HDD and install Ubuntu

my name is Tonny. I have Ubuntu 20.04 but I also have windows on the same machine. My question is: how can I format my HDD delete everything and install again only Ubuntu?
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partitioning & formatting additional hard drives [duplicate]

I have a 4 TB spinner HD on which I have installed my OS. I have 3, M.2, 1-TB PCIe SSDs that are mounted directly to the MOBO; this question is about the SSDs. I can see them in G parted as ...
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After installing Ubuntu 22.04, unable to access a drive used on Windows 10

My Windows 10 installation became corrupted and I couldn't repair it, so yesterday I installed Ubuntu 22.04. However, I am unable to access a disk that was labeled "D" on Windows. In the ...
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Why is gcc giving "cannot execute binary file: Exec format error"?

I noticed my gcc seems to be broken (I'm using Ubuntu 18) $ gcc --version -bash: /usr/bin/gcc: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error I tried reinstalling it ... $ sudo apt-get install --...
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How to Install Ubuntu on hybrid drive, if windows is already there In my hdd

The thing is I want only ubuntu on my pc, my hdd had windows already Installed I have brought new ssd, now my question is 1. How to format hdd which contain windows 10 2. How to install Ubuntu on my ...
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How I can repair an USB Drive mft and mftmirr?

I have an USB Drive that I messed up. I've extracted it improperly, and now it doesn't mount. It has a NTFS file system and I used testdisk on it, but when I try to repair MFT with the Mirror or ...
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External Drive DIsk is unrecognised

after reading askubuntu as a guest for some time I decided to be an active part of the community posting here my first question. I bought an HDD of 2TB some months ago. It worked ok, but when I was ...
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GParted and Disks utility make USB drive to disconnect and fail to recognize it

I just wanted to format my usb drive, and followed an advice to use default "Disks" utility . But it failed and now whenever I try to launch GParted or Disks with USB drive inserted, they ...
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I have a Dell Chromebook with 16 gb HD and 4gb memory with Kubuntu and wish to rest Kubuntu OR put Chrome OS back on

Have KUbuntu on a Dell 16gb Chromebook and wish to reset Kubuntu or reinstall Chrome OS. New to Both Kubuntu and Chrome OS, Can someone simplify a step by step to reset or reinstall KUBUNTU. The ...
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How can I JBOD my hdds?

Hi guys I'm little noob in Linux and i have 2 8TB hdds. someone told me to JBOD them but how can I do that in ubuntu 20.04? Right now they are ext4 what should I do to make them JBOD?
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Using kate editor to format paragraphs

I'm runnng Kubuntu 18.04.How can I use the kate editor to format a text file into paragraphs? The paragraphs I now have are ragged; I want to fill out the lines so that they don't exceed a ...
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Failing to install Allure 2.13.8 on ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS manually

I have tried the following commands: curl -o allure-2.13.8.tgz -Ls https://dl.bintray.com/qameta/generic/io/qameta/allure/allure/2.13.8/allure-2.13.8.tgz sudo tar -zxvf allure-2.13.8.tgz -C /opt/ ...
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How can we batch convert chess move files of .pgn file format to .bin file format?

Prologue: A .pgn format is type of text file format used for recording Chess moves with other information like date, event, score, opening, engine evaluation, variations, depth etc. This file format ...
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Is there a way to run a auto batch command that when Ubuntu starts up it runs it?

I need to view had drive serial number gigs etc also computer hardware info( CPU ram etc) like a system profile. I also need to auto wipe hard drive( doesn't need to have a partition)when done. I ...
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How can I recover my formated files? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on my old pc. I thought only C drive would be formatted, but the entire harddrive got formatted and partioned into one.
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How to format my new drive the same as others

I have some drives in my server. Back when I set these up I was using Ubuntu Desktop. Now I am using Ubuntu Server and I'm not quite sure how to format my new drive like I did my old ones. I'm not ...
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can't reformat usb drive

I had a working usb-drive that I could use for a windows and linux pc. Today I tried to look at some saved files, but the only thing that was on the usb-drive was a .iso-file (I don't know what this ...
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Incomplete sd card NTFS formatting. Now it is no more detectable

I was formatting a SanDisk 32 GB SD card to NTFS. It was taking long so I halted it in middle. Now my SD card is not being detected as an external device anymore, neither in Linux nor in Windows. But /...
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several issues - looking for quick wipe of disk and install

I've had Ubuntu version 16, grub and windows installed on my Acer Aspire 5750G. A recent windows update caused errors. After several issues I just want to wipe the disk and install latest version of ...
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I need a lanuage change

I chose a format Uzbekistan, but the system changed names of weekdays also, how do I change the whole system to eng lan, without changing its format, like(days, calendars, time format, etc)
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is that fine to install ubuntu 20.04 LTS amd in intel? [duplicate]

i have window 10 64 bit intel processor. and i want to install ubnutu 20.04 LTS amd 64 bit processor. will it create any problem in the performance of the PC?
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Format Flash Disk Drive

I need to reformat a 16GB flash drive. It currently has Ubuntu 20.04 iso on it. I need to erase the contents and put Windows 10 on it. I found [this answer][1] that looked perfect, but when I tried ...
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In Ubuntu 20.04, can I format an unallocated partition of an NTFS hard drive as ext4 without corrupting my drive?

I have a 2 TB hard drive currently where the majority of space is an NTFS partition. I have around 168 GB of unallocated free space. Is it possible for me to use gparted and to just add on an ext4 ...
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How to make full USB format using terminal

I want to know how to make a full format of a storage drive from the terminal, How to delete byte by byte from the storage drive (without using quick format as traditional methods). Is this even ...
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If I do a factory reset in Windows, will it remove the dual-booted linux completely?

I am going to sell my laptop, thus want to format it completely. If I do a format in windows using Reset this pc, will it remove all the Linux partition, and the bootloader will be fixed?
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How to Recover Data from Harddisk after formating using dd command [duplicate]

How do I recover data from an external hard disk? I used the dd command by mistake on the disk. Specifically, I used: dd if=xyz.iso of=/dev/sdb Please help me retrieve the lost data.
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Files disappear from a flash drive

When I put some files on my flash drive from my Linux machine and put the drive to the windows machine they disappear. The same happens when I do the opposite - when I put some files to the drive from ...
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No space left on device after copying lots of files (but the disk is only half used)

Context I have to copy on a Ubuntu 18.04 server roughly ~5'000'000 of small files which are cartographic tiles for a web application. They are currently stored in a folder on an other machine with an ...
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nvme SSD problems - Cannot format - HDPARM permision denied

My Kingston 240G SSD has suffered some strange errors. While it had Windows 10 installed on it, it just reset to previous state after every re-boot (meaning no file changes whatsoever, uninstalled ...
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Unknown Filesystem : cannot create new file system

So I have this internal HDD. One day I was installing something and after that I wasn't able to move or copy stuff from the drive. I have a SSD and a HDD inside my lap. The problem was with my HDD(1 ...
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Formatted Hard drive and boot device not found

I installed my OS (Ubuntu 20.04) in my M.2 SSD. That's why I thought it will bring no problem if I format my hard disk. When the format is done the computer was still running but the problem showed ...
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Burn iso to an external hdd partition

I am trying to have multiple USB installers for different OSs, like Debian, Ubuntu, windows, etc. I have an external 2T HDD (Seagate Expansion+) with a single partition in it. What I want to do is to ...
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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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Formatting dual boot drives

I'm considering a new dual boot system with Win10 and a Linux distro, probably Ubuntu because I'm a Linux noob. I plan to have one SSD for Win10 (system and apps), one SSD for Ubuntu (system and apps)...
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How to I access a 2.5 hard drive when it tells me I don't have permissions?

I took out a hard drive and replaced, and put the old drive (500 GB) into a 2.5 USB external case. I cannot seem to get in and do any formatting, petitioning, nothing. I use the disk utility, and it ...
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How to recovery a USB when I can't format it with GParted or Disk

I have made a Format using Disk in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I copy some files in the directory a ISO file (without making a Booteable USB), eject the USB and then I plug in again and it didn't work ... I don'...
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