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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using an L2ARC and a ZIL cache on a RAID 1 or RAIDZ ZFS SSD?

The advantage of zil and l2arc is that you make them SSDs that are faster than your main spinning rust disk. If your main disk is already an SSD, then l2arc and zil will gain you nothing. If they are ...
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Name of internal hard drive keeps changing

Add a line to /etc/fstab to assign a mount point for the drive on every boot by following the below instructions from How to label disk partition in Linux . Label disk partition examples To see the ...
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Clean Installation with manual partitioning

When you are in the manual partitioning section of the installer there is a checkmark "wipe" or "format " in options for creating or assigning a /home partition The other option is ...
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I can't get the UUID of my partitioin to mount it

https://linuxhandbook.com/get-uuid-disk/ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ I recommend you put it into /etc/fstab so you don't have to mount manually every time. Just fill in the correct folder and UUID for ...
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Cant write to internal HDD drive in Dolphin. But it works after remounting

Although the workaround with removing the data that marks the drive as "please don't change anything" through the official way of letting windows remove it may work in some cases, this might ...
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RAID card made hard drives unusable (locked?)

Without knowing anything about your raid controller.... Most often the very first portion of a disk contains the partitioning information, if you clear that data, then it becomes "new" - i.e....
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I installed Ubuntu on ZFS, How to move to ext4 without a reinstall

Let's look at the logical chain: "Move from zfs to ext4" means changing your filesystem format. Changing your filesystem format means that partition must be reformatted. No shortcut. No way ...
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SSD min-io/physical sector size issue

@versoljc, do you know how you got this physical 512 Bytes sectors on this drive ? I discover I have the same issue as you on a CT1000MX500 that currently shows a raw partition. So I want to clone it ...
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'No medium found' after issuing dd on an old external hard drive

Your disk medium may not well attached with the disk box, check it carefully, replug if required.
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1TB External USB Hard Drive format problems on Ubuntu 20.04

exFat works fine in Ubuntu, even though it's proprietary Windows file format. If your driver can't mount automatically after installing the right package (sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils) Go ...
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How to change the location of a swapfile?

You can create a new swap file anywhere you like. Then update /etc/fstab and add there the new path, also remove the old one. Then you can reboot and delete the old swap file. It can be done without ...
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Switching Partition Type From NTFS to Basic Data

try formatting your hard drive to different file system, since it does not contain any data I assume it is fine for you to format the HDD. Here is a documentation on how to format the disk + ...
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Unable to mount my 2nd hard drive after ubuntu installation

Make sure that first you install ntfs-3g and fuse. sudo apt install fuse ntfs-3g Then, use sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb7 /mnt/hdd/ and make sure there is a folder named hdd in mnt and also there is a ...
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Input/output error for specific files on external hard drive

First of all, I don't think there's anything wrong with your drive. It seems to be a feature of the NVIDIA SHIELD to create these 2 directories ('NVIDIA_SHIELD' and 'LOST.DIR'). I recently took a ...
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Why can fdisk create a 10GiB partition on a 10GiB device but not a 9.9GiB partition

I did a little experimentation, and to me it looks like fdisk cannot deal with floating point numbers, so +9.9G cannot be parsed while +9G or +10G can. That means that the error message was wrong. If ...
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Use the whole disk instead of a partition as root dir

You are using LVM,the logical volume manager, this is great, do NOT change that ;) Your Disk has 3 partitions, the third partition is your pysical volume, sudo pvs (physical volume show) will show you ...
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Unable to mount my 2nd hard drive after ubuntu installation

The sdb7 partition is not formatted to any file system. You can format it, then it will mount.
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