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How to find files in a given sector?

I'm currently trying to find a file that was hidden in sector 2047. My root partition starts at sector 2048. How would I go about finding that file? Given the only info I have is the sector its in. ...
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Create a folder of x size [duplicate]

I've been looking for information about creating a folder of size x, for example, 3 gigabytes and I only found it for the files with dd but it's not that I need it. You have some way of creating it ...
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Is the default 512 byte physical sector size appropriate for SSD disks under Linux?

GSmartControl and any other command line tool (like fdisk, smartctl, cat /sys/block/sd*/queue/hw_sector_size, cat /sys/block/sd*/queue/physical_block_size) I had used report the same for both of my ...
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How to force my system to see my hdd as 4096-byte?

I'd like to create a VeraCrypt volume on my 4TB external hdd with 50GB of outer volume and the rest hidden. However, during the set up process I get the following error message: I don't want to ...
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Increase Root Partition of Security Onion (Ubuntu) VM in vmware

I have created security onion vm a distribution based on ubuntu in vmware work station with 52GB Hard disk space. But fdisk command shows me more space than I have allocated. It shows 55.8 which I ...
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Please Explain What this is [duplicate]

ERROR MESSAGE LOOPING ALL THE TIME -->> BAD SECTORS IMAGES --> image sector I have bad english, sorry did this affected by bad sector on hard disk
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New HDD for old laptop. What's the optimal partitioning scheme?

I have an old Acer Aspire One AOA150. It has a 160Gb HD and 1.5 Ram Gb with two partitions: Recovery (4GB) and XP (154 Gb). It's physically light and easy to carry. I want to install linux (lubuntu 17)...
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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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SSD partition and align Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD. Some ...
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Linux use binary or decimal prefix?

How does Linux deal with Units? Does it use decimal or binary? Decimal Prefix name base 10 exp base 1000 exp digits kilo 10^3 1000^1 1000 mega 10^6 ...
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Files take up more space on new RAID array

I just upgraded and reinstalled my home server. One thing I did was going from software raid to a raid card. After doing this and starting to copy back my backups, I've noticed that my first ~1TB ...
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8 GB sd card with ubuntu 14.04 installed showing as 4 GB only

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a 8gb SD card, in Windows I check the card with a partition manager and it shows there is one partition with size 8 GB, used 2.5 GB and free 5.3 GB. Now when I boot ubuntu ...
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My SSD now has 226 bad sectors. Is that significant?

Ubuntu 13.04. The number of bad sectors on my SSD has steadily increased until 226 bad sectors today. The thing is, I don't know whether 226 bad sectors is 0.0001% of the SSD, 1% of the SSD, or 99% ...
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Repair a broken hard drive? [closed]

I have a newer Toshiba hard drive with bad sectors... I don't hear anything loose, so I think maybe there is just a scratch in the disk somewhere... I heard of products that can "buff" out those ...
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Advanced Format Alignment using parted

How do I align a Western Digital Advanced Format hard drive using minimal (4K) alignment when installing Ubuntu 11.04? Should I do it before installing via the LiveCD? If so, do I select to "Try ...
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How do I correctly align partions on a hdd with sector size of 4096 bytes?

I just bought a Lenovo x121e (E-350 version). I was able to successfully install ubuntu 11.04 and everything is running fine (for the system to boot an efi partition seems to be necessary however). ...