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how to view the content of /dev/sda file?

I formatted a 160GB drive using: dd if=/dev/zeros of=/dev/sda bs=512 I expect the entire drive is filled with zeros, but how do I check it? I thought I could just cat /dev/sda and see all zeros, ...
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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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Customize Ubuntu Installation [closed]

I couldn't find any information about the topic. I want to install the new version (21 beta) but without the office package. Yes I know how to uninstall it after it's fully installed by default but I'...
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USB Formatting Problem

So i have an 8gb usb flash drive and when i try to create a partition in it on Disks but it says: "Error creating partition on /dev/SDB: Failed to meet partition size on device '/dev/SDB'(u disks-...
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I can't format my USB because of unmounting error(udisks-error-quarks, 0)

I wanted to format my USB and copy Ubuntu installation files to it. When I wanted to format it, I faced this error and I don't know exactly how I can fix it. I reinstalled NTFS driver but I still have ...
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Evolution consistently displays badly formatted text

Ubuntu 20.04 Evolution seems unable to properly format text in message content. See picture. This can be seen in earlier versions of Evolution as well.
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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 to format that computer?

I had windows 10 with dual-boot ubuntu. I wanted to remove everything and reinstall just ubuntu. I removed ubuntu parition in windows and when I restart, it did't open and start with grub. I exit from ...
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Can't format sd card

Yesterday I found an old micro sd card laying in my drawer and decided to check what's on it using an adapter. The card contained some non-important files and I deleted them. I took out it out and put ...
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Format Windows partition (to delete all) and expand my Ubuntu partition

I have a Windows and Ubuntu dual boot. My Windows is not working anymore. I already have a back up of the files I had on Windows. Now I want to format 80% of the Windows partition to expand my Ubuntu ...
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Can't format a 2TB external hard drive

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. My kernel version is 4.4.0-201-generic. I've got an external 2TB USB hard drive. The vendor name is very new: Generial. I can't get it to format as usual. Every time I try, the ...
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Unformat NTFS formatted LVM partition

I accidentally formatted my LVM partition as NTFS, now my data is (lost), how do i unformat?
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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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lsusb detects sd card but neither fdisk nor parted on ubuntu 18.04

I would like to open my micro sd card but it's not mounted. The sd card reader is well detected with lsusb: output of lsusb But judging by the output of dmesg, there's a problem with the card: output ...
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Cannot format/restore a bootable USB

I created a bootable USB with Xubuntu iso (actually made it on a Mac with BalenEtcher), but I never replaced my Ubuntu so now I want to free the USB from being bootable. I followed the standard steps, ...
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Unable to format external disk Ubuntu 20.04 (input/output error during read on /dev/sdc) (g-bd-part-error-quark, 2)

I have a NexStar® GX USB 3.0 Dual 2.5 SATA SSD/HDD RAID Enclosure that I'm attempting to use as an external hard drive on Ubuntu 20.04 in RAID-1. The instructions say to create a partition table, and ...
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Format for second drive in Ubuntu Server 20.04 and path for directory in second drive

Hi to everyone and Merry Christmas I'm working for an office for primary education and I'm setting up a local server with some web applications written in PHP. I am relatively new to Linux and I have ...
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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 install ubuntu on ssd

I have a problem that I can't install ubuntu on my ssd. I have formatted the ssd and given it a drive letter and the ubuntu installer just doesn't recognize my drive the partition is primary.
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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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Can't do smart scan on my new WD My Passport HDDs 2Tb on Ubuntu 16 LTS [duplicate]

(1) So it basically my problem: I tried most of what I know I installed smart and did this command to check if smart is available it seems it is available but when I do a smart test it says need -T ...
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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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USB formatting problem - unable due to error (udisks-error-quark, 0)

I tried all possible solution related to this problem. I'm a beginner in Linux and I currently have on my PC Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I tried formatting an USB stick and I encountered this error. I also ...
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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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How do you format a usb stick for use with Linux as well as windows

So what is the best way to format a usb stick for use with Linux and Windows 10? Also what is the best practice for formatting a usb stick, is it best to only do it for linux use rather than for both? ...
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How do we know when near-empty SSD finishes formatting in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I recently received a LaCie Mobile SSD (500GB) as a gift. There were some setup files that came with the SSD, but looks like they're only for Windows or Mac systems. I ...
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How can I add a “Format” option to Nemo?

I use Nemo file manager instead of Nautilus. When I want to format a drive (usb pendrive), i can't do that, because Nemo doesn't offer a Format option, in the right-click-menu. How can I add a Format ...
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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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Problem with formating SDXC memory card

I have problem with formating my SDXC memory card. It is a 64GB microSD card. It gives me this error: error synchronizing after initial wipe: timed out waiting for object (udisks-error-quark 0) I ...
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I'm formatting my card and Windows and Ubuntu both failed

I'm formatting my card but windows and Ubuntu both failed. I tried regular and gparted as instructed in here: Unable to format USB drive with Disks (udisks-error-quark, 0) and even if I delete ...
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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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Error resizing windows partition after format

I´ve been trying to dual boot windows and ubuntu. So, i format windows to have a fresh install and then install ubuntu. When i try to resize the windows partition, gparted finds bad clusters. It ...
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recover ext4 after accidential formatting to msdos

I did a series of dumb actions: I was in a hurry and accidentally formatted the wrong partition from EXT4 to msdos I panicked and just formatted back to EXT4 and hoped everything would be ok I read ...
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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 ...
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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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