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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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why there is some unusual fonts in ubuntu by default? [closed]

i have clean installed ubuntu 22.04 recently. i chose minimal install to avoide it to install bloatware. but, when i use libreoffice writer i saw there is some south-eastern asian languages font there!...
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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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How to install Ubuntu 20.04 next to a LVM distro?

So I have Kubuntu installed using LVM and want to install Ubuntu on the same disk (using the classic swap & ext4 partitions and no LVM). During the installation I choose "Something else" ...
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quick format a HDD in ubuntu terminal or GUI [duplicate]

I'm beginner in Linux and I'd like to know how to quick format a 2Tb HDD in Ubuntu 18.04 Terminal.
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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 ...
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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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Ubuntu server 20.04 - time format 24 hours on shell with date command

I've installed Ubuntu server 20.04, and I can't find a way to display the time format to 24 hours when I use the command 'date' in the shell. I check the locale information with an Ubuntu server 18.04 ...
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Added a new 10TB HDD. Gparted formats only part of it

My OS is Ubuntu 16.04. I have added a new 10TB HDD to my system. I used GParted to format it, but it only formats 1.2TB, leaving the rest unusable. I want to keep the drive unpartitioned (having just ...
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Format hard drive with ntfs in order to switch back to Windows [closed]

I want to switch back to Windows, so I booted from a Windows installation DVD, but I can't format my hard drive with the setup. How to format my hard drive as ntfs so I can switch back to Windows?
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PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM. Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key_ [duplicate]

I have a Dell inspiron n 5110. The laptop was working fine with ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I recently changed my hard drive to an ssd patriot 2.5'' SATA III 6Gps. I have downloaded an installation file ...
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How do I format just part of an external HDD?

I have an external HDD with one NTFS partition. I need to shrink that partition and add one which is formatted as ext4 for use with Dropbox. The format utility built into Ubuntu seems like it can ...
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How to consult FAT32 cluster size on Ubuntu

I have to format an SD Card to FAT32 using 64 KB cluster size specifically. This is possible using mkdosfs, using command -s 128. It seems to work as intended, it follows all online helps which are ...
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Using dd is overwriting a part from a device and not the whole device?

I have a problem In my USB stick, it's 32GB but it's showing me inside Gparted that it's only 2.84 GB, so what I did is that I used the following command; am@sam:~$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd ...
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My NTFS partitions are being showed as LDM Data Partitions

I've just installed Ubuntu and completely replaced my Windows 10 because I don't want to use it anymore. Installation went very well and everything is working fine but one issue is that I've installed ...
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Format not working on right click in Files

When I right click and hit Format, absolutely nothing happens. This is on a new Ubuntu 19.10 install. I'm new to Linux but I think it should just work like in Windows? Edit: I tried a different USB ...
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SD file system possible in Ubuntu?

I plan on transferring Nintendo 3DS data to a larger SD card. For this Nintendo recommends formatting any SD card to the compliant SD file system created by the SD Association. Windows and Mac are of ...
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How to format ubuntu without deleting data?

Somehow I have got boot failure message while the ubuntu is loading. I want to format the OS keeping the data I have undisturbed. The datas are kept in root partition. Will formatting the boot ...
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Can't delete partition on USB Stick after using Startup Disk Creator

I created an Ubuntu install usb stick using the tool Startup Disk Creator. However I want to re-use this usb stick but I can't delete big partition this tool made, neither on ubuntu (using GParted) ...
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Hard disk partition failure.. Input/output error during write on /dev/sda.. format error

Hard disk partition failure.. Input/output error during write on /dev/sda.. format error GParted 0.32.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 3.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (...
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Ubuntu not using 61gb free space

I formatted an SDHC card using win32 disk imager all working, booting up etc but when I go to look at my free space I only have 20mb of free space. I open up disk manger and there two unallocated ...
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How to format computer hard drive to ntfs [duplicate]

So I have ubuntu right now and I'm trying to get windows by using a bootable usb but when I try to install windows it says that the hard drive has to be formated to NTFS so I have tried formatting it ...
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Ubuntu corrupts when formatting usb drive

I am running Ubuntu 18.4 LTS, and I am trying to format a usb drive to NTFS format. But when I run sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/mmcblk0, it starts filling the drive with zeroes, and around ten percent, the ...
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