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22.04 load-from-cold using much less space than 20.04 to 22.04 upgrade

I need to determine which approach is going to result in a smaller final disk size, so I tested two scenarios... Install 20.04 server and immediately upgrade to 22.04 -- this used 5.5 GB, even after ...
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How to properly remove an extra disk from VirtualBox?

I have this vm with Xubuntu and I've added 4 extra disks (practising for a course I'm taking). How do I remove them? Just by selecting and removing? will this break anything? thanks!
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Iomega 750 ZIP ATAPI question

Hello I have a Z750ATAPI 750MB Internal Zip Drive. Drive is using an IDE to SATA converter. I have read that some people use USB converters for this, but I do not wish to go that route. Cannot seem to ...
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Where fingerprint sensor storages fingerprints. One finger not recognized anymore

I have a fingerprint sensor in my machine (Dell Vostro 3515) and in the first instalation of 21.10 I registered one finger and it worked well, after reinstall 21.10 (I installed and removed Ubuntu 22....
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Recursively process video files to make space

I've maxed the storage space I have and I would like to make some space. I've thought of converting all files to mkv and down-scaling high resolution files to a lower resolution. So to convert mp4 to ...
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Space available but cannot be used

I am using an ubuntu18.04 machine with 1TB. Most of the space is available, and when I run df -H: S.ficheros Tamaño Usados Disp Uso% Montado en udev 8,4G 0 8,4G 0% /dev tmpfs ...
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How to create a shared storage between Windows and Ubuntu dual boot?

So I have been following these steps (https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-to-create-a-shared-storage-drive-for-dual-boot-systems/) to create a shared storage between the Ubuntu system and Windows 11. ...
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var/log/ is getting very big [duplicate]

So I looked and examine my disk and I figured out that my var/log/ is taking up about 100+ GB. How would I reduce the size of my /var/log/? Here are the results of tail -f /var/log/syslog Mar 22 23:00:...
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Backup in Linux [closed]

The data on the hard drive is 10GB in size. Know that every day the data in the hard drive will increase by an average of 5%. So to perform level 0 (full) backup on day 0, level 1 backup on day 5 and ...
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How can we check maximum HDD and SSD storage support

I am using Kubuntu 20.04 and in this laptop there are two storage slots. One is SSD and another is for HDD. This laptop comes with 512GB SDD and an empty HDD slot to extend storage. Currently, I want ...
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Partition size issue

I have a server with 4TB HDD, however, there is a strange issue where it seems like main partition is only 200 GB, which shouldn't be the case. if I check with lsblk -a I get: NAME ...
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ZFS: Backup a disk with mountpoints that conflict with backup computer?

I'm working towards backing up a laptop running Ubuntu on ZFS. I have a backup server also running ZFS on some ancillary volumes (not the root). I made a snapshot of bpool today and sent it to the ...
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External hard drive gone

I have a 2015 macbook air that I run as a home server. I have a segate drive with 4tb. The enclosure broke so I got a replacement on Amazon that's been working fine for over a month. I woke up this ...
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M2 NVME not recognized as such - very bad performance

I have two M2 SSDs installed. One from Western Digital (WD) and one from Samsung. I tested the speed with hdparm and dd. The WD disk is very slow with read and write between 30-150 MB/s. So there must ...
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Multiple gnome files in /snap

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS desktop and checking my storage usage. I have four files in /snap named gnome 3-38-2004, gnome 3-34-1804, gnome 3-28-1804, and gnome 3-26-1604. Do I need all of them?
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Cannot Mount Old Ubuntu Drive connected via USB: mount unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member'

I am trying to mount a previous Ubuntu 20.04 boot drive (250GB M.2 NVMe SSD in a USB-C adapter) to a Ubuntu 20.04 machine at /mnt/foo. However, when I try to mount the drive by doing $ sudo mount /dev/...
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how do I delete a volume from zpool - zfs

I created a zpool with 12 drives each 8TB using: zpool create ch1 sdb sdc sdd sde sdf sdg sdh sdi sdj sdk sdl sdm Then I added 12 more 8TB drives and wanted to add them to the zpool. When I did I ...
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Stuck at LoginScreen

I found out that my storage was full. So thought of restarting it. But once restarted it, And after I entered the password, it got stuck at the login screen. I can move the mouse but cannot click ...
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Will not read my hard drives I used u untu to fill with my information

I have a 4 tray 3 5 HHD external hard drive that worked fine. I had to switch up my Ubuntu and now they see the drives but I can not see what is in them not use them. It is driving me wild as they ...
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Find Largest Directories/Files when Drive is Full [duplicate]

When the drive of an Ubuntu 20.04 server is full, how can we find out the directories/files with the largest sizes, ranked from largest to smallest? This can allow me to find some files to delete (...
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df hanging: Buffer I/O error on dev sdh1, logical block 754166359, async page read

After a Ubuntu 20.04 machine has been running for some time, and I tried to run df, it simply just hangs there. dmesg shows tons of the same error message: [118924.226495] Buffer I/O error on dev sdh1,...
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So my root file system is filled to the brim due to log files

So I have fairly recently started using Ubuntu as my main OS and it has been quite smooth for the past 4 months but today I was intimated that the system is full and on checking the var/log/ seems to ...
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How can I label a partition on linux

I'm new to linux and I want to set up my partition. I have ssd and hdd my partition is like this 1: fat32 /boot/efi 512MB ext4 / 30GB ext4 /home (rest of the storage) 2: (for the harddisk) ext4 /games(...
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Can Google Drive desktop be used on Ubuntu?

I'm thinking of switching my operating system from Windows and I use Google Drive desktop with all of my video work.
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 showing wrong storage size

When I am using df -h --total, it shows 131 GB as total even though the hard drive is 256 GB big. Did I make a mistake while setting up the server and can I increase this size? lsblk output: NAME ...
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Mounting shared drives - uppercase letters in directory

On our storage we have two directories 'public' and 'Public' (probably not a smart idea anyway). Now I need to mount 'Public' on my Ubuntu server (with cifs as it's windows shared drives with samba). ...
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Adding Object Storage to /etc/fstab - Getting Parse Error

I have Ubuntu 20.04 on a cloud instance. This instance is on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). I created there an object storage that I add manually using the following command s3fs WTX-Cotton-bucket ...
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How can I use root partition storage? Or How can reduce root storage? [duplicate]

I'm new at linux and Recently I installed kbuntu on my pc. I have 1TB hard drive. During installation I gave 500GB to my home Directory and 500GB as root partition. But now I can only creat or delete ...
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Understanding disk space using WSL2

Complete novice here, so please tell me if this should be posted in a different forum. If the answer is already available online, I haven't been able to find it in my searches. I set up Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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Cannot change ownership of secondary drive stuck with read-only on Ubuntu 21.04

So, I'm dual booting my desktop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 21.04. Before making the change, I've had a secondary SSD that I used with a single NTFS partition to install Steam games. As this disk had ...
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Hardinfo Doesn't display anything in the storage section

I installed Hardinfo on my ubuntu 20.04 laptop. The "storage" section is blank. I noticed a related question that refers to "sensors" section being blank. This is the fix for &...
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how to solve ssd storage auto full

I am using ubuntu 20.04 in 120GB SSD.. after installing ubuntu I have 88.65/120 storage left.. but I am noticing my SSD storage getting auto full like when I am using my computer 2-4 hours it's 88.4/...
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Can't find option to switch between RST and AHCI

So I have an HP OMEN 15-dc0xxx and was trying to dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows. Almost all guidelines I have seen on the subject mention switching controller mode to AHCI, but I can't find ...
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VirtualBox VM black screen after disk resize

My VM was running out of space (I use Virtualbox) thats why I decided to inrease the storage size resize So I resized it using this screen but after that I couldn't fully boot up my VM again. What ...
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How do I fix the Ubuntu Login Loop Problem [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot with my windows and the storage got full, which caused a login loop problem. I try to login into the system with the correct password but the screen flashes to ...
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Need help managing disks

I have 4 drives in my laptop 2 ssd and 2 nvme. For some reason I'm getting "ghost" drives showing up in my system and it's throwing everything off. Here's what my /mnt/ looks like: ls /mnt/ '...
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what is the meaning of the "root file system full: empty trash" message?

there should be plenty of space: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 1.6G 2.6M 1.6G 1% /run /...
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Permissions to access storage for Telegram app

Ubuntu 18.04, recent update, now 18.04.5. Telegram works well in other respects. Suddenly telegram desktop hangs needs force quit, as I attempt to upload a file png jpg etc. all worked well before ...
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Change boot drive, and move all data

I want to upgrade from an old HDD 256GB, to a new m.2 SSD 256GB. But, I want to know-how, and the difficulty of transferring all data to the new drive, and making it the boot drive - I know how to in ...
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How could I check total free storage capacity left on my system among multiple hdd's?

I have 15 SATA hard drives attached to my computer and having to go through them one by one, writing down the free space and then summing everything up is not ideal. Is there a command or a ...
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Deleted files still occupy storage

I use wsl2 and Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and I only have one SSD and no HDD. When I delete files with the rm -rf command, they disappear from their location but when I check my c: disk storage capacity, it ...
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Swap Partition in between Ubuntu and Unallocated drives

I am trying to extend my Ubuntu storage. I am on a dual boot and have done all the steps except the one where we need to merge the partitions. The reason I am not able to do that is the swap partition ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on Thinkpad X1 carbon: Corrupted the solid state storage. Boot from USB Ubuntu 20.04 installation stick to fix?

I recently purchased a Thinkpad Carbon X1 computer that does not have a CD drive. I tried to install Ubuntu, using Unetbootin; when I booted Unetbootin, it appeared to be installing Ubuntu 20.04 -- ...
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How to use npm file-storage package?

I learn Javascript and don't even know, how exactly use FileStorage object. var storage = new FileStorage(...); // supply valid credentials The package link: https://www.npmjs.com/package/file-...
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How to deal with snap using a lot of storage space?

I have Ubuntu installed. I have a partitioned disk with a root / partition of 20 GB and a /home partition of 60 GB. I thought that this would be enough for Ubuntu, but snap is using a lot of storage ...
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Store windows files on ubuntu

A small accounting firm (70-80 people) needs to store different files (.pdf, .xlsx, .doc, etc) in a single point and access it via the internet (everything would be hosted at home on a dedicated ...
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Help in increasing swap file size

I have an existing virtual storage but it is not enough and I cannot find a solution to this problem. I want to increase my existing virtual memory size. Any help is appreciated.
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No Space Left on Device when transferring large amount of photos to newly formated HDD

So I am struggling mightily as a new Ubuntu user, so first off please forgive my newbie ignorance. The issue that I am running into is that I have 63,000 images I am trying to transfer from a thumb ...
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Disk has 1TB but I can only use 7.7GB [duplicate]

I bought this computer one year ago and it came with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I used the computer as it came and I didn't have problems until now when I can't even download photos because the storage is full....
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I can't install Ubuntu because the installer can't see the SSD in my laptop at all

I own a Samsung Galaxy Book S. It came with Windows 10 and I wanna change to Ubuntu. I am booting with a installation media that has Ubuntu 20.10 on it. (Fast boot, Secure boot is disabled). GRUB menu ...
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