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After uninstalling Ubuntu and reinstalling Windows 10 some memory disappeared [on hold]

Recently I installed Ubuntu by wiping my PC, and now I've reinstalled Windows 10 and (apparently) uninstalled Ubuntu. The problem is that I have a 256GB hard disk (INTEL SSDSC2KW256G8L), but in: ...
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How to increase persistent file size?

I am currently using 32 GB flash disk to use Ubuntu using live boot. I made it bootable using YUMI and set the file system to NTFS and persistent size 8GB. But now, I am running low in space and want ...
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Ambigous partition table doesn' t let me partition a storage drive

I was trying to partition a storage drive which was worked on in Windows 7, and when I tried starting GParted, I received: /dev/sda contains GPT signatures, indicating that it has a GPT table. ...
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Where does Steam store files on Ubuntu?

Basically, every answer I've gotten just leads me to a script that LAUNCHES steam. I want to know where the actual files and stuff are stored so I can skin it, not how to find a file to run Steam.
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apt install crashed because of full hdd and dpkg --reconfigure does not work anymore (because of full hdd)

The title says it... Is there any way of removing programs without needing tu reconfigure before? I don't know how to fix this issue. Is there a lockfile or so that i can delete? I already tried to ...
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Can I mount a drive with different system credentials?

I have a frontend webserver (Master) that I connect to and it connects to a big file server (Blaster) that is mounted on it (mnt/BFFS). Right now, I connect to Blaster on my own system using my system ...
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Why is the space on my disk used up so quickly?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 10. The Ubuntu partition has 419 GB, and another 8 GB to swap. My issue is that when the installation is finished, when I log in to Ubuntu, second by ...
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root capacity showing full, but cannot find what's taking so much space [duplicate]

UPDATE 2 Thank you all for the help. It turns out to be like what @steeldriver suggested. Someone rebooted the machine and manually mount my /dev/sdc1 back to the original path /mnt/WD. What I did ...
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Free Cloud Storage Multiple Account manager program

I just want to get use of the capacity of Dropbox, Google, ODrive etc... free cloud astorages plans in a simple way. Is there any program which configures a single directory to be syncronished with ...
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How can I accurately see how long it takes to write a file to an external medium?

I have been trying to benchmark how long it takes to read from and write to the entire available space in the FAT filesystem on a 3.5" floppy disk. Reading wasn't much of an issue. As long as the file ...
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Best practice in combining 3 disks

I have a server running seafile. Three disks (3TB each) are connected as storage. Until now I combined them to a raid 0. One disk failed. I replaced it and used dd in an attempt to clone it to a new,...
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Ubuntu don't recognizes system available space

I created a virtual disk (with virtual box) initially with 10 gb of storage. I've installed ubuntu on it. It started showing warnings that storage was low so i changed the virtual disk capacity to 25 ...
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Mobile storage not detectedin ubuntu budgie

when i tried to connect my phone to my laptop on which i had recently installed ubuntu budgie, the phone storage was not detecting. My phone is just charging and there is no option to slect mtp or ...
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How to create one (virtual) HDD out of two?

I want to restore data from HDD of 500GB, but I need storage of the same size in order to recover data. I don't have second HDD of such volume. Could I combine partitions on different HDD's into big ...
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After installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using USB I can’t see my hard disk; it is not even displayed in Gparted [duplicate]

I am not able to see my hard disk in disks. I think I have accidentally formatted it but the hard disk is not listed even in the terminal. I tried otherwise I am now using Ubuntu without installation. ...
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Always Running Out of Space in Ubuntu on VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am a very new Ubuntu user and I am currently running Ubuntu on VirtualBox on a Mac: There is literally nothing installed but a small program in my Ubuntu, Nevertheless, my storage (30 GB) is almost ...
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Can I resize the Ubuntu partition from Windows? [duplicate]

I have a problem, my Ubuntu partition is almost out of space. my filesystem looks like this in gparted: So I have two questions... Can I delete the data partition or can I only resize it? Can I ...
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Where can I find the /dev/st tape drivers on Ubuntu?

Working on setting up Amazon VTL on Ubuntu, and I'm missing one step. iscsiadm --mode node --targetname iqn.1997-05.com.amazon:... ...command creates /dev/sg0 and not /dev/st* as I would like. I'...
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recover key in gnome2 key storage [duplicate]

I do not remember the key to be able to enter and make changes in the software configuration and update and accept new programs in Ubuntu, enter the folder Gnome2, in passwords and I can not delete ...
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auto mount any device with rights for all users

I'm using few sessions under Ubuntu. The problem is when whatever usb device or data storage is mounted by one user it becomes unaccessible by anothers. I need any connected device be accessible by ...
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How to find superblock?

I am trying to find the superblock with dumpe2fs command, but with this output there is no information about superblocks.
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Duplicity - storage location not available, waiting for Google

I recently upgraded Ubuntu from 17.10 to 18.04 LTS and used my usb key as a backup for my files. Now that I am on Ubuntu 18.04, I have a problem with duplicity. In fact, when I run the restore process,...
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What is the accelerate method of free space wiping with random fill?

I am currently using sfill to wipe free space in my root partition ( /dev/sdaX). Its default setting is a 38 pass sudo sfill -v / but its taking hours to complete this step. I then tried to use less ...
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show free space on a gvfs mount?

How can I check the free space on a gvfs mounted partition. I want to use it on a script. mounted with gvfs-mount "ftp://192.168.178.**/Disk-01/" df does not provide usefull data: gvfsd-fuse ...
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Disk-space loss after failed download

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 on a Dell Vostro 3500. I tried to download a 7GB file using Mozilla Firefox... The download failed due to insufficient memory although I checked and was supposed to have 11GB ...
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Missing free disk space [duplicate]

I'm out of space, my system and storage have been running slowly lately. The harddisk LED seems to be on continuously. My root partition is 8Gb, with 2.7Gb free space. But when I boot from live-cd, ...
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Cell phone Texet doesn't mount as a storage device

Ubuntu 16.04. No mount point in the file manager. dmesg: [ 607.212885] usb 7-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0e8d, idProduct=0002 [ 607.212889] usb 7-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3,...
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hide storage volume in conjure-up instance

I got conjure-up working on a single node system and I have launch 2 instances up and running and I assigned 20GB storage to this instance. If run df command inside instance it still shows my host ...
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Extending the disc size for Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I installed Ubuntu dual boot on my windows machine, I just did a 10 GB partition for installing the dual boot. But later I realized that I need much more than just 10 GB. Is it possible to just ...
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Visualize sorted storage volume use [duplicate]

My desktop storage capacity reaches its limit. How can I visualize my storage partition between files and apps (Android-like) to efficiently dig into the heaviest files?
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Why do I have so many filesystems? [duplicate]

Here is my output after running df -h --total: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 784M 9.9M 774M 2% /run /dev/nvme0n1p3 ...
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How to make journald increase logs storage capacity?

I would like to have persistent logs via journald. I created /var/log/journal and reloaded the service. Now logs are saved on the disk. But the log size limit is low. I added /etc/systemd/journald....
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Unix philosophy - avoid storing data and programs in binary files [closed]

I am unable to understand the reason behind the following Unix philosophy. From LINFO Website: An important tenet of the Unix philosophy is to avoid storing data and programs in binary files to the ...
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Do we get space for browser cache files ? (Try Ubuntu without install) [duplicate]

if I try Ubuntu without installing it . Do I get space on my USB drive for internet browser cache Files
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How to Ignore encrypted (LUKS) on external hard drive

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 (which is upgraded from 14.04). I have created a LUKS volume with cryptsetup on my external harddrive. The problem is, everytime I connect the harddrive, ubuntu prompts me ...
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Unable to access on SD Card [duplicate]

suddenly I get an error on my SD Card (look at the image) and now I can't see what it is inside it or use it. I never done any works or something strange since I've bought it months ago. I think it's ...
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How to use the unallocated space above /boot to expand my root directory

here's the screenshot of my gparted screen. I am a newbie at Ubuntu and I dont think that deleting /boot and recreating it would be a wise idea since deleting it also formats it(i think). Please help ...
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Is there some easy way to add another HDD to a volume?

Let me preface by saying, I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to ubuntu. I added a 4TB drive to my media server, and I've been trying for the last few days to combine that space with the ...
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Can I store files under /var?

My PC is running out of space. I need a temporary solution to store some files. When I installed the system I created a partition where /var is mounted with 50GB, and currently it has around 40 GB ...
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How can I instruct ubuntu to map drives to specific /dev/xxx

This is a reverse question to tons of questions about how to identify which physical drive matches /dev/sdx. I want to avoid having to ask that question when a drive fails. I have bought an adapter ...
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How to merge multiple network drives to one?

I am looking for a solution to combining multiple drives (SDD/HDD) from multiple computers to let them appear as one single drive within one computer. Following test environment: server A: 3TB drive ...
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SSD cashed/disk reads very slow (Ubuntu 16.04)

I just checked my SSD speed (Samsung MZNTE256) for the first time and got the following result: /dev/sda: Timing O_DIRECT cached reads: 170 MB in 2.02 seconds = 84.33 MB/sec Timing ...
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Dual Booting with Ubuntu and allocating Space [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1 installed already, but I want to dual boot with Ubuntu on my system. Windows has 3 local drives and what I want is to allocate a particular drive just for Ubuntu. Earlier when I ...
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does btrfs/ZFS make ECC RAM obsolete?

ECC RAM is recommended to be used in a server in order to minimize/prevent data corruption. Would ECC RAM be obsolete if your server uses btrfs (or ZFS) as filesystem (which both are said to prevent ...
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What is the best way to calculate & verify, how much I/O's are received on a disk?

I'm trying to find out if we are getting an expected I/O's for writing & / or reading data from SCSI or SAN LUN? In this test environment, I have a Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS server and have got a ...
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Partitioning main drive [duplicate]

How would I partition my main disk? 256 GB — 109 GB free (57.5% full) Because when I am running my OS (Ubuntu) It is mounted, but to partition it I need to unmount it.
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Disk usage increased dramatically after upgrade [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 14 on my computer with approximately 100 gigabytes of free space. I upgraded to 16.04 and only have 32 gigabyte of free space left. I have a 230 gigabyte hard drive. I want to know how ...
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Is it possible to prevent an user to write on removable drives?

Say I want to restrict the users of a PC from writing data to removable drives (USB drives, SD cards, possibly CD/DVD) on Ubuntu 17.04, to prevent (to some extent) data leaks. This is possible on ...
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How to set Unity directly delete files on sda without possibility of recycling [duplicate]

I need to delete two Oracle VirtualBox snapshots from /dev/sda because it is running out of space. Unfortunately there is even not enough space to remove them by VirtualBox Manager. It seems to me it ...
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How do I increase the size of swapfile without removing it in the terminal?

Is there a way to increase my existing "swapfile" without having to destroy and re-create it? I would like to up my swap space from 1GB to 2GB. Currently it is set up as such: $ sudo swapon -s ...