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Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...
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Mounting disk(s) from RAID 1 array for data recovery

I'm having some problems with a Debian 7.5 stable (Wheezy) server. It is currently running at Rescue Mode. It has a 2 x 2000 GB HDD running in a RAID 1 array. My immediate priority is to be able to ...
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Investigating linux server slow down

We have a code build server, fedora 13, which was working at medium speed for 4 users. Speed means building a code branch took 1.5 hrs max duration. It was having one quad core, 8gb ram, 200gb hdd. ...
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Linux HDD partition shows full. If live booted, contents add upto 13GB, but 235GB shows used by Gparted

I am using Debian Wheezy, I get constant notifications: 0 bytes left (i cannot download anything, so notifications are not erraneous). Disk Usage Analyzer shows only 13.2GB of files. Gparted shows ...
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21 views

Will copying to an identically sized disk cause issues if the output disk has bad sectors?

I just made a copy from one 160gb disk to another, identical 160gb disk, using the command sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb (run on a live Ubuntu CD) However, the SMART test on /dev/sdb shows 20 ...
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How to install seprate OSs on different partitions [duplicate]

I know its a newbie question but I have a VAIO VGN-CR353 running linux openSuSE 12.2. The Hard-disk has only one partition (under IDE there is only home/sda1). I want to install Windows on a separate ...
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1answer
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What do I have to do so I can get 2 users to be able to access disk drives / partitions at the same time?

I mounted a disk drive using UserA ==> /run/media/userA/myDisk . userB is a member of the same group of userA. Why can userB not access the mountpoints? What do I have to do so I can get 2 users ...
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Damn Small Linux boots but doesn't detect hard drives

I'm running a live version of d.s.l. on a CD on my computer in an attempt to recover files from a Windows XP installation. Reading tutorials, I opened emelFM to locate the drives. I went to /mnt/ ...
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Can't mount external HDD. Device listed at lsusb but doesn't appear at /dev

Device works at Windows but doesn't appear at /dev. How can I mount it? So let's go to the infos... uname -a: Linux deeptought 3.13.0-30-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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Octal Dump is taking too long, and is only using 6% of cpu

I am trying to do an Octal Dump on a large binary file (roughly 50 GB) and it is taking much longer then it should. We are running this on a $7000 4-processor Thinkmate with 4 Core-Intel Xeons and 1 ...
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Whats the meaning of “???” in ls command output

I am using WD my passport hard disk. when i use ll -l command in my hard drive it shows as below ls: cannot access The.Big.Bang.Theory.S07E15.HDTV.x264-LOL.mp4: No such file or directory ls: cannot ...
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How to set the spin down timeout on WD Green HDDs

My internal WD20EARS disk does not spin down autoamtically. I tried hdparm -S 1 (5 seconds), but nothing happens. I disabled the IntelliPower headparking with wdidle3 from the Ultimate Boot CD. hdparm ...
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1answer
30 views

(Virtual HDDs/VirtualBox) I messed up the /dev/sdX of my Linux virtual drive; how do I fix it?

I'm having a bit of trouble porting my Linux physical partition to a VDI for running it in VirtualBox. First of all, Linux Mint Petra was on the same HDD as my Windows 7 and I was able to dual-boot ...
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1answer
11 views

How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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1answer
21 views

Linux RAID on top of LVM

I have LVM configured on top of RAID, but I was wondering how one would do RAID on top of LVM. Here's the scenario: I have a RAID 6 array with 4 X 3TB drives. 1 drive failed, badblocks reported 73 ...
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What happens if I execute fstrim for a HDD instead of SSD?

Sorry for my not so good English. I'm preparing a Xubuntu 12.04 Clonezilla image for rapid deployment to new PCs in my company. PCs we are buying may have either HDD or SSD drives. My boss requested ...
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Moving /tmp to a different mounted drive

I've mapped my MySQL datadir to a different (and bigger) disk with 900GB [root@web ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 40G 24G 14G 64% / tmpfs ...
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How to move and rearrange partitions in Ubuntu

I have a mess of partitions. This picture pretty much sums it up. I don't understand why there are small unallocated areas. My goal is to move the whole /dev/sda4 partition to a new hard drive ...
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Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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1answer
51 views

Software RAID 1 Configuration

I have created a software RAID 1 quite some while ago and it always seemed to work for me. However I am not completely sure that I have configured everything right and do not have the experience to ...
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mdadm raid 6 stuck on rebuilding

I have a raid 6 running consisting of 9 1TB drives. Some time in the last couple of days, one of them became faulty and the raid startet rebuilding. But apparently it is stuck ... This is the raid: ...
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generic SCSI devices (/dev/sg1) do not show as HDD device (/dev/sdb)

I have a proxmox setup (A debian flavor) and an HGST SAS HDD connected through an Adaptec RAID card (no raid setup) the devices is being shown as /dev/sg1 but the device is not mapped to /dev/sdb I ...
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1answer
53 views

Do I need to be worried about these SMART drive temperatures?

I have 5 hard drives in a machine sitting in a cupboard. /dev/sda is a 500GB Seagate drive, and is the boot disk. /dev/sd{b,c,d,e} are 2TB drives in a raid6 configuration. smartctl is showing ...
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16 views

DDRescue on Windows or another options like DDRescue for Windows

I have a drive with failed sectors ect... I can't image it with Acronis as it hangs. I can't with Knoppiz it hangs. CHKDSK hangs. I want to use DDRescure but I don't have any Linux boxes running at ...
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1answer
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Drive still usable if Seatools reports errors?

I have a Seagate 3TB Expansion Desktop drive that was part of a Linux RAID 6 array that failed. I eventually did a zero fill both through Seagate DiscWizard and via Linux dd, neither reported errors. ...
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S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics recommends firmware upgrade

I have an Ubuntu server with a RAID-6 array. 3.13.0-27-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 15 18:06:16 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I was checking out the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics for the ...
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1answer
17 views

How to make more room on my hard drive

I have openSUSE and Debian on my hard drive, along with several other partitions. I want to download a live .iso file to make a new live USB and erase everything on my computer. I tried downloading an ...
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31 views

Mark two partition as bootable on flash drive [duplicate]

I have a 64GB flashdrive split in to two partitions. First partition (45GB). 1. Boot-able (grdlr) 2. Uses Easy2Boot 3. Has several bootable iso's on it using Easy2Boot 4. It is formated as FAT32 ...
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How to restore erased hard-drive data on Linux installation?

I would like to ask if someone know a way to restore my hard-drive data after erasing it while installing Linux Ubuntu? I just made a click by mistake and without a promt everything is gone now. I am ...
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Centos 6.4 Mounting RAID Drive

I already have 2 hdd on my dedicated and I just added 2 new RAID hdd on my current system. When I use hpacucli ctrl all show config command I can see my all drives like this: Smart Array P410 in ...
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1answer
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Background hard drive test in Linux

Is there a way for me to perform a stress test of a hard drive as a background process in Linux? I recently purchased two 3 TB HDDs, installed them in my home Linux server, and they appear to work. ...
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GNU ddrescue “Rescued” is larger than the HDD

I am using ddrescue to recover data from a failing drive. The drive is being read as 596.2 GB via the lsblk command. The thing that is confusing me is that ddrescue is showing that it has, so far, ...
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RAID Configuration 'seen' through

I have a RAID0 (striped) configuration with the following: 64GB SSD 128GB SSD 640GB HDD I'm turning my PC into a hackintosh, and the installer loaded properly, BUT The installer saw the ...
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1answer
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Diagnose HD deficiencies on Linux without admin rights

Tools like dd or hdparm allows giving useful statistics on hard drive behavior, but require having a root access to the machine. Is there a common reliable way to diagnose HD problems for non-power ...
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Does EnhanceIO supports TRIM on SSD?

Does EnhanceIO supports TRIM on SSD? Or it has own implementation of similar technology?
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HDD recovery — linux does not see drive (fdsik -l)

fdisk -l does not see the HDD. The hdd is from a friend's lenovo laptop (ultrabook type). He says that the hdd made a clicking noise that went away the last time he tried booting his laptop. His bios ...
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1answer
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fdisk overwriting sector 0 problems

I'm having an issue with my usb 3.0 external hard drive when I try to use the fdisk command to make an ext4 partition. It's encrypted and I've been told that modifying sector 0 of the drive overwrites ...
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How to maximize the speed of disk cloning via `dd`?

I want to copy entire disk from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb accurately, so I would like to use dd command in Linux, but there are two options confused me, bs and sync. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 ...
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Lost data at CP -r <from source> <To destination> How to do Recovery

I took a backup into external hard disk and moved all of them to my new Ubuntu machine location /tmp which is near around 100 GB. And I moved via command prompt cp -r /tmp /home The folder into my ...
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Using Intel Smart Response Technology (IRST) with Linux only?

I have an existing Fedora 20 installation and would like to use my newly bought 64GB SSD for acceleration purposes. Since I have a mainboard that supports Intel SRT, and RST with that, I was ...
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1answer
51 views

How to control permissions on external USB hard disk

I'm using RHEL 6.5, andhave an auto-mounted external USB drive. Any and all files created in the mounted filesystem are given permission 700 for dirs and 777 for files. The chmod command does not ...
0
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1answer
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Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD

Attempting to set up dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD. Erase Block Size: 1536KiB. Sectors: 3072 (512 * 3072 = 1572864 = 1024 * 1536) This appears to be straightforward ...
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1answer
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I accidently clicked Image Creation with TestDisk

For anyone familiar with the TestDisk (undeleting software), I accidently selected 'Image Creation' and it created some file which took up the entire disk space of my Linux partition. I do not know ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to use “raw access”-.vdmk for a VM on the same physical disk as the host?

Main question: On a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu and Windows 8, can I use a .vdmk with "Raw Access" to the Ubuntu-Partions as a disk image for VirtualBox on Windows safely? (Safe in principle, ...
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Win7 Linux Dualboot tocblock error

Im trying to dual boot win7 and Mageia, but keep running into the following errors: -ldm_parse_tocblock(): Cannot find TOCBLOCK, database may be corrupt. -I've tried different media: bootable USB's ...
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Need help partitioning drives

I have a Hitachi 500 GB hard drive, and I dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I am thinking of creating a new ext4 filesystem drive from some existing drive. This is to move my home directory over that ...
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How to recover failed Harddrive in SLES 11

I attempt to recover important data from primary hdd which running SLES 11. At that time (while error occurs), I did force reboot and then in the terminal login shown (repair filesystem) Then I try ...
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How to Format External 3TB Hard Drive as ext4 via Command Line (CLI)?

I know there are several similar questions out there, but many of the answers are terrible. I guess fdisk can NOT support drives larger than 2TB? The interactive menu changed on me so I don't know ...
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1answer
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Move a current debian installation to a new harddrive without re-installing

Forgive me if this has been answered but after a search at least I couldn't find one that handles my case. Feel free to link if it has been answered. I currently have a 750GB drive with the following ...
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Can I use a squashfs file sitting on a hard disk as my rootfs?

I need to do remote updates on an embedded Linux box that has its rootfs on /dev/sda1. My first thought was to add an update partition and switch to it on update, but for reasons specific to our ...