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Questions tagged [gnome-disk-utility]

disk management and udisk frontend for GNOME Desktop and Unity. It can be found typing "Disks" in the dash/application list.

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How ro recover lost LUKS partition on external harddisk

Using gnome-disk-utility, I accidentally removed a LUKS partition on an external hard disk. This hard disk now looks like this: I just pressed the minus-sign, thus I guess I just removed the ...
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Duplicate partition in gnome-disks

I use a 525 GB drive that's dual booted with Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10. My Windows partition should be 425 GB and my Ubuntu partition should be 100 GB, but I see two non-NTFS entries: One says ...
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gnome-disk-utility does not open on current screen

With Ubuntu 14.04, whenever I clicked with my mouse on "disks", the utility opened up on the current screen. Now that I have Ubuntu 18.04 it opens up on a hidden screen I have to drag from the right ...
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gparted, fdisk and gnome-disks stuck (in various ways)

I've been having trouble getting gparted to run. I'd like to format a usb stick. . . but when I attempt to load gparted it endlessly cycles through "scanning all devices". This is a fresh Ubuntu 18....
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Can't access SMART on an external HDD from gnome-disk-utility

I have a 2TB HDD connected by USB (WD Elements 25A2 (1014)) that I use to store my photos and as a Plex server on Ubuntu 16.04. I have been noticing it unmounting overnight recently for no particular ...
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GNOME Disks and compress images

How I create compress images with GNOME Disks? If i can't, How I will suggest that to them?
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How to see how far is the disk overwriting in the gnome-disk-utility?

I used the gnome-disk-utility to overwrite and encrypt an old 2TB disk. The process is running now already for two days. Is there any way to see how far it progressed? UPDATE It's done! So it took ...
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Why can I not maximise the SMART window in gnome-disks? [closed]

I would like to be able to resize/move/maximise the gnome-disks SMART window freely since I am unable to read the attribute descriptors properly otherwise as shown in the picture: SMART Window To me ...
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How save report in gnome-disk-utility

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 64bit with gnome-disk-utility 3.28.3 UDisks 2.7.6 (built against 2.7.6) but can't see how to save Data & Tests, report, S.M.A.R.T. or any disk/partitions info. ...
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How do I automount a drive using Gnome Disks? [duplicate]

Alright, I fear this may be claimed as a duplicate, but I have yet to find a straight answer after lots of googling. So here it is. I got this secundary hdd in my computer. I want it to mount at ...
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About the disk utility

I've been trying to make partitions in my disk using the disk utility provided by Gnome. I've wasted the whole day yesterday searching this forum, other forums, other websites about HOW to use this ...
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NVME can't see S.M.A.R.T. in gnome-disk-utility

I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I bought an nvme ssd (Intel 600p) and am no longer able to view SMART data through gnome-disk-utility. I was able to see SMART using my old SATA ssd through this ...
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GNOME disks messes up partitions

My disk is partitioned like this: Every time I run any command (mount, format, delete partition,...), I get this: The actual disk layout itself is not affected: no problems in GParted or CLI. The ...
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What happend to SMART data (disk selftest option) [duplicate]

My question is; What happened to SMART data selftest option in Disks/gnome-disk-utility Any help or tips appreciated.(I want to scan/repair my drive for bad sectors preferably GUI) here is an image ...
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Cannot format corrupted SD card

I was trying to install Raspbian NOOBS image on my SD card. I copied the files and plugged it to raspberry. While installing, there was a problem and I had to eject the card. Then, I tried to format ...
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How to disable write caching after switching distrO?

Recently I switched from Linux Mint to xubuntu. When I was using Linux Mint, I enabled write caching from the gnome disk utility. But now, in xubuntu in the gnome disk utility, it says write caching ...
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gnome-disk-utility not showing all partitions after Ubuntu 16.04 clean-install [closed]

After a clean-install of 16.04 alongside W7 my shared partitions did not auto-mount at boot. I opened "disk" in launcher and surprisingly the partitions are not like shown in gparted (and in reality) ...
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How to mark bad sectors in Disk Utility?

I have some bad sectors on my drive, but when I open disk utility using: gnome-disks It won't let me mark them, or do anything with the driver except benchmark it and format it! Please help, my ...
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formatting/partitioning: Ubuntu installer vs GParted vs gnome-disks utility

Ready to format/partition a 120GB SSD that has been securely erased by use of hdparm and install Ubuntu Studio 16.04 (currently running from a live USB). Should this be done via the Ubuntu installer ...
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How can I format or delete an SD card that is not being recognized?

I'm in a similar situation to the one d3vid was in. I'm trying to reformat my SD card because I believe that's what's making it so hard for my computer to recognize it. Gnome Disk Utility recognizes ...
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Error when trying to encrypt USB memory with gnome-disks

Ubuntu 15.10 + gnome-disks: First I quick-formatted the drive (tried both MBR and GPT). Then I setup EXT+LUKS partition for the whole 32 GB of space, but I immediately get this error dialog when ...
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How to automatically turn off hard drive when not used? [duplicate]

I have a noisy hard drive I rarely use and want to silent. I would like to put it in sleep mode after some time (20 sec) when it's not mounted on the system. The gnome-disks utility shows a "standby ...
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How to read /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old

I am getting Xorg freezes every 10 minutes on 15.10. Whereas I can read the last syslog as the current report is concatenated onto previous sessions, I cannot read /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old as there is ...
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newly formated disk is read only

I just reformatted a hard drive, with the ntfs file system, and its showing up as read only. How can I make it writeable? here is dmesg: ~$ dmesg | tail [49340.213245] sd 14:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching ...
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Error whilst creating partition

Original error message in german Error wiping newly created partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: Fehler: /dev/sdc1: Initialisierung ...
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Capacity of pen drive shown is less than the actual

I have a 8 GB pendrive. I used to write raw data into the pendrive (without creating filesystem) using the dd command. Today, when I inserted the pen drive, the I am unable to write anything on to ...
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Read error rate is 20,000 times higher than the threshold?

So I've been attempting to fix a friend's HP laptop (model number unknown) for a few days ago. Hard drive errors. My usual idiot self decided that he wouldn't make SMART testing the first thing he'd ...
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Disks Utility Drive Settings – how does it work? (no documentation available)

The Disks Utility gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0 has a lot of neat functions, but I can not find a documentation, especially about the options at Drive Settings. There can be several like Standby Time, ...
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How do I open Disk Utility in Xfce?

On the back of How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?, how do you access Disk Utility in other DEs like Xfce? And what exact packages need to be installed to access this functionality?
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How To Replace Deleted File Bytes With Random Bytes

Let's assume that I "erased" some file named important.txt. This file is still exists on the hard drive (invisible attribute changed to true), so what I am trying to do is find the important.txt that ...
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How do I encrypt an external (USB) hard drive in 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a Western Digital external hard drive (Passport Ultra) mounted. I want to encrypt the entire drive. WD has Windows and Mac utilities available, but nothing for ...
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Discs unable to set manual mounting options in 14.04

I've done a fresh install of 14.04 after I seen that the online upgrade process from 13.10 left me with a lot of unsolvable bugs. The issue is that I cannot set manual mounting options from Discs on ...
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Failed to execute child process “palimpset” (No such file or directory)

I just started using Linux and Lubuntu. It's been several weeks of trial and error, with both breaking things and having to reload the OS several times. Specifically, I have Lubuntu running on a ...
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Encrypted disk won't unlock anymore: Not authorized to perform operation (udisks-error-quark, 4)

In 2012 I used Ubuntu's gnome-disks utility to encrypt an external drive. Last year I was still being able to unlock it. But today I tried again on Ubuntu 2012.04 and gnome-disks says: Error ...
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Securely erase hard drive using the Disk Utility

I am planning on selling my laptop. So I formatted my disk using the Disk Utility and chose to overwrite the disk with zeroes. Two questions: Is this the same as overwriting the disk using dd? sudo ...
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Which command do you execute to open Gnome Disk Utility (Disks)?

I have tried gnome-disk-utility and it has failed. Yet again I have deleted the launcher for, 'Disks' which is gnome disk utility and now I can't see how I can open it. I am running 12.10. Which ...
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How do I open the Disk Utility in Unity?

I am new to Ubuntu and have installed it side by side with windows 7. Both boot up okay, my problem is I can't get to disk utility to create a partition that I can share between both OSs. Help says go ...