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Questions tagged [format]

For questions regarding file formats, or formatting hard drives.

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How to hide format option from that menu

How to hide or put a password on formatting partitions to prevent other users from formatting my data accidentally
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how to reformat USB drive on lubuntu 18.10 for macOSX compatibility?

I have a 16 GB SanDisk USB stick formatted as a Lubuntu 16.04 LTS i386 startup USB drive. How do I reformat it in Lubuntu 18.10 to be a "regular" USB drive to move files between macOS and Lubuntu?
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Time and week start day in Thunderbird in Ubuntu 18

Thunderbird in Ubuntu 18.04 I did set 24hrs format in Ubuntu by settings - Date & Time - Time Format and I have correct time on the top of my screen. However, I still have 12hrs format in ...
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[half boot files for Ubu atheist other is half Lubu]

Im using usb installation. I think there's a heap of small partitions there. After all the reinstallation attempts it's gotten worse and worse its starting to become obvious there are some problems ...
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Is it possible to format an USB external HD keeping intact some directories and files? [duplicate]

Maybe it is a nonsense question, but I would like to format my external HD which contains plenty of files and directories, the HD format is NTFS, if it is possible I would like to format to ext4 but ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Libre Office changing default format settings not possible

In LibreOffice Writer there are pre defined formating defaults for "text" or "Headline 1", "Headline 2" and so on. When changing them, they only stay that way until i quit the programm. After re-...
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Formatting a dual boos system

I have a dual boot system: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.10. Now I would like to erase everything, and install a fresh copy of Windows, and then add Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. What I need to do to make sure both ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 x64 time format with nodejs

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 x64 on VPS, I never used it before. I created huge nodejs script with new Date().toLocaleTimeString() and new Date().toLocaleDateString commends, on Windows 10 everything ...
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Downloaded Lubuntu onto USB. Every time I log off and then log back in, everything inside is reset

Today is my second day on Linux, so I'm very new. I just downloaded Lubuntu LXQt 0.13.0 onto my USB drive. I boot up Lubuntu and everything is fine (except for 1/3 of the time, where the boot-up ...
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pendrive is visible and 'read only' in DISKS and lsusb, but not visible in df -Th, lsblk and gparted. Thanks

from lsblk root@vishnu:~# lsblk -m NAME SIZE OWNER GROUP MODE sr0 1024M root cdrom brw-rw---- sda 931.5G root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda2 927.1G root disk brw-rw---- ├─sda3 3.9G root ...
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Set a password for external hard disk without format it

My external hard disk is 1TB in size and nearly 900GB data on it. I want to set up a password without format it. Is it possible? file format is ext4.
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How to format Read-only filesystem drive?

I can't format a USB drive, it says "read only filesystem". I tried mkfs.vfat, wipefs -a, using gparted but nothing worked, always returns "Read-only filesystem". The problem seems to be caused by an ...
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What command should I use in Linux to format completely as in Windows? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is any command in Linux (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc) that is equivalent to the Windows full format option.
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Flash Drive Corrupted

I tried to format a flash drive, that had an installation of Ubuntu on it, and I had to format it and make a new partition, but when I did that, it said it was read only. I gave it the permissions it ...
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Seagate Expansion 2 TB Inaccessible

I'm having difficulty getting my Seagate 2 TB Expansion drive going on Ubuntu 18.04. It's not recognized in Nautilus or any of the GUI disk managers. It is visible in terminal using lsusb. I've tried ...
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When I pull up my hard drive properties why does it say that I have 500gb of free space in my “500gb” hard drive and not the 465gb true size? [duplicate]

I recently formatted my drive to delete windows off of it so that I could use it as a slave drive, don't know if that has something to do with it. I feel like I might have done something wrong in the ...
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Should I use dd before testdisk? [duplicate]

Should I use dd or similar before I use testdisk? I reformatted an ntfs partition and would like to recover some of the data. I am using live ubuntu. Also is testdisk good for this type of job? Thank ...
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Can't format USB, can't delete USB partition, through GUI, through terminal

I can mount and unmount but when I try to format the thing it doesn't happen. Right now, even deleting the partition is taking 30 mins so far and even Gpart is not having any of it. enter link ...
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Formatted Hard Drive

I came from a MacOS to Ubuntu. I wanted to get some files from my hard drive , but then it formatted it to dos_fat_32. I have used TestDisk and can retrieve some files. However, I did also have a ...
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Ubuntu 18.0.4.1, change date time format display on panel [duplicate]

How change date time format display on panel? I execute below for the following format "Thu 14:05 08/30/2018" gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.datetime custom-time-format "'%a %H:%M %m/%d/%Y'" ...
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tar -xvf file.tar.gz failed with: gzip:stdin:not in gzip format

I tar a set of files with command:tar -czvf file.tar.gz file/ then copy to usb (ext4 format), I checked that I can untar it. After I reinstall system(ubuntu 18.04) , when mount usb , some error ...
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How to display progress when formatting a partition?

i am trying to create an ext4 partition in my external usb stick from CLI. While i did it successfully with mkfs, i havent found a way to display a progress bar (or percentage) while formatting. Is ...
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How do I format my bootable USB Flashdrive? [duplicate]

It's not my flash drive, it's actually a friends flash drive that I borrowed, and everytime I open my Files, I see two things where Ubuntu 18.04 or 03, the latest one, Everytime I try to format the ...
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How to format a USB drive with non-removable media?

I have a USB drive with non-removable media inside of it.. I want to format the USB drive and get it working again. here is the output of the hdparm command: hdparm -I /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: SG_IO: ...
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can I increase root and other disk's size without formatting it

want to shrink home ie sda5 and expand root ie sda3 Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 2048 20469759 20467712 9.8G Linux swap /dev/sda2 20469760 28469247 ...
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SD card seems in read only mode and I cannot format it.

The card itself doesn't seem damaged. I can read files and store them without troubles or errors. However, if I unmount and then mount it again all changes disappeared. I want to format it but the ...
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Unable to recognise the format

mips-linux-ld -nostdlib -T./ld.script -EB --static ./Output/head.o ./Output/ethInt.o ./Output/eth_tftpd.o ./Output/irq.o ./Output/inthandler.o ./Output/setup.o ./Output/main.o ./Output/traps.o ./...
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How to recover deleted formatting in LibreOffice Writer?

I was working on a relational algebra assignment in LibreOffice Writer the last few days and spent a lot of time doing it. I was saving it every hour or less while I've been working on it (although ...
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How to confirm USB Drive is formatted?

I was formatting a USB flash drive, but the Disks Utility window closed after I clicked on Format, and the drive disappeared from locations, so I can't tell if it's done or not. I did the same thing ...
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About Installation and format [duplicate]

I am switching from windows 10 to ubuntu. So, I want to know that during ubuntu installation. The installer will format my whole hard drive or only instaling drive. Please give reply fast I am ...
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Memory stick not mounting

I formatted my memory stick in ubuntu using the disk utility. It showed a error message * that it couldn't unmount * the memory stick. Now the memory stick is neither opening nor formatting in ubuntu ...
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Data Recovery after accidentally formatting Ubuntu 16.04

First of all, I am just a beginner in using Linux. This is necessary since many of my questions may sound childish. I have a Dual Booting laptop with a 1 TB hard disk. The Ubuntu Partition is 750 GB ...
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After installing Ubuntu Live USB I can only view USB memory

Trying to partition I formatted the hard drive with wipe now the only memory shown on a Ubuntu Live is the usb...how can I use the rest of the HD? ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO ...
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how to format USB corrupted?

I'm trying to format the usb I used to install Ubuntu. I tried, disk, gives error. With fdisk this is what I get: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't ...
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With Gparted I could repair a disk with “cyclic redundancy”? [duplicate]

I have a HDD with cyclic redundancy, some years ago I tried to repair it with CHKDSK in Window$, at the end of the operation the disc worked, but after removing it and putting it back, the problem ...
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Format drive without terminal

I want to format my HDD to NTFS to install windows, but dev/sda1 is failing to unmount because "device is busy". However, when I try to open terminal and force an unmount it flashes open and ...
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Not able to format SD card

I have the following disks: tatiana@berlin ~ $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT mmcblk0rpmb 179:24 0 4M 0 disk mmcblk0boot0 179:8 0 4M 1 disk mmcblk0boot1 179:16 ...
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Usb drive not recongnized

Today I inserted an usb drive in my laptop and then, it does a sound while plugged in. But, doesn't show the drive in file manager. Later that, i opened Disks and it showed the following. If i try to ...
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Ubuntu ISO Burn HELP (with Rufus)

I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my laptop as a secondary operating system. specs: MSI GE63VR Raider OS: Win10 Ver:1709 Build: 16299.371 ISO: Ubunto-18.04-desktopamd64.iso (also tried Ubuntu-16.04....
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Cannot find formatted drive to install Ubuntu

I am installing ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64 to my Win10 T460P ThinkPad but I have a little question at the final partition step. I wanna store it on my Linux(L:), which is about 55GB. But I cannot find ...
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Why can't Ubuntu mount my exfat pen drive? [duplicate]

I format the pen drive in Windows as exfat, but Ubuntu can't mount it. Which format do I have to use for Ubuntu?
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unable to merge two partitions of pendrive using gparted

How do I merge the two partitions or just format the drive as one...?
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Error formatting volume: No such file or directory

I was being unable to access my USB drive. After following the instructions listed here, I found this response: $ sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 mkfs.fat 3.0.28 (2015-05-16) /dev/sdb1: No such file or ...
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Formatting USB before install

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and want to upgrade to 16.04.4 LTS through a fresh install (iso file). Creating a USB with Startup Disk Utility has some issues according to this article. So, I ...
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Kubuntu: show date and time on 2 lines

On one of my Kubuntu 14.04 systems, the date and time are displayed on separate lines. On the other system, they're displayed on a single longer line. How can I control the number of lines?
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Why unmount a partition before overwriting the disk?

How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal? Why do guys here use umount first? I assume USB flash drive should be formatted first, so does umount format the disk, or just detach ...
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Can't recover partition with TestDisk

By mistake we erased a very important partition in a NAS drive we used at work to store data. The story: the NAS drive started to fail, not because of the hard drive, but because of the motherboard. ...
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Migrating OS drive and fresh installation

I used Linux a while ago, but unfortunately I had to go back to Windows because of the need to use some proprietary software. However, since my laptop has 4GB ram, a 320GB HDD and a 32GB SSD, I am ...
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USB Stick Broken? Factory reset

Welcome, at first sorry if i have some grammer misstakes or spell something wrongly. But now my problem. I have a 16GB Usb Stick. I thought there were datas on it but as i plugged him (On Windows) in ...
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Ubuntu 1 TB hard disk format

I have external hard drive which is 1TB. I was using Ubuntu 16.04 and it was working fine then i have replace with internal hard disk to solid state drive[SSD] and that also working fine. but now ...