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Questions tagged [disk-management]

relating to the setup and maintenance of hard disks and their partitions

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Can't install elementary due to GPT HDD

Recently someone asked me to install elementary OS on their laptop, because they would like to get into Linux. I myself use Ubuntu and never had any problems installing it on my laptop/computer but ...
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I just want elementary OS 5.0 Juno to work

Powered up this morning to be greeted with the GNU Grub screen version 2.02. I chose +Advanced options, then elementary, with Linux 4.15.0-43-generic (recovery mode). After a long list of command ...
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Low disk space on file system

Low disk space on file system message on: Elementary: elementary OS Freya (64-bit) Built on "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" File manager: Files 0.2.4 I want to create more disk space and running the command df-h ...
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“Fusion Drive” on eOS?

I have an HP Stream 11 on which I hope to install elementary OS. I got Juno and successfully installed it, but the drive on the Stream is so tiny I had to wipe Windows out and install elementary OS ...
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Unabled to format USB Drive

Neither Gparted nor Gnome Disk Utility let me format a USB Drive. I don't no when this started, because a few weeks ago everything worked just fine. Now Gnome Disk Utility just throws an error Error ...
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Recover partition OR data

So I was installing Loki in a Macbook 6.1 (late 2009). All was fine until the formating part. It wasn't a system failure only my own dumbassery; in the HDD there was this backup partition that I ...
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Problems in mounting external disks for wine and virtualbox

I am obliged to mount theses disks,( that i am using as storage with wine app , or virtualbox ) manually by clicking on them in the file browser.any other method does not work.i tried to modify the ...
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Loki not showing files from iPhone iOS 11.2.1

I'm enjoying new install of elementary OS Loki. BUT, I need to access photos from an iPhone. I am connecting the iPhone using a USB 3.0 port in the back of a NUC. When I click "Trust this computer" on ...
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Low disk space in root file system error

I have allocated a huge amount of space on my hard disk for elementary OS, as can be seen in GParted image. However, I get the message of "insufficient space" for the file system. (low disk space ...
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How do I extend the root partition?

I recently started using Elementary, and I would like to allocate some more of my disks free space to the root partition. I did some searching online, but did not find a solution that worked. Here is ...
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Files is not showing hard drives and partitions

For my Linux installation (Elementary OS), I have split a 500 GB SSD as follows: 20 GB root 16 GB swap 464 GB /home The problem is, that Pantheon Files is only showing a 20 GB root partition as a ...
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Disk size reported incorrectly after install with HDD encryption and replace empty disk space

During the Elementary OS installation process I checked the "Replace empty disk space" option in the disk encryption settings. After installation the disk size shows 109 GB free. Should the disk ...
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Setup external hard drive?

So I have an extra external hard drive that I was using for my xbox. So I'm trying to set it up so i have extra space for apps and files for my elementary installation. I installed gparted so i ...
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Can you install elementary os on an ssd hard drive?

Can you install elementary OS on an SSD hard drive?
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How do you Partition On Elementary to Install Windows?

I bought a brand new monitor and yet elementary won't recognize it. I'm planning to go back to Windows 8 but I need to partition the harddrive before doing so. What are the steps towards doing this so ...
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What's wrong with my manager disk size accuracy? [closed]

I'm new to Elementary OS and after a week of using it I decided to check how much disk space I had used so far. I went to my SSD (Which used to be C:), right-clicked and looked at properties. I found ...
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How to resize the root file system of my installation?

i have gparted install. mine file system is 60 gb and other drive is around 15gb I want to add around 40gb to other drive where mine file system will be 20gb and other drive to be 55gb How can I ...
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Which swap should I resize?

elementaryOS / Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS I recently upgraded memory on my computer to 8 GB and I feel like the swap I have is too big so I want to size it down. However, I noticed that there are 2 ...
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Loki 0.4 - Guided Install Assigned Extra Partitions?

I am a new Linux user (deep breaths everyone) and I went through the guided install of Elementary OS Loki 0.4 alongside Win 10 somewhat successfully. The issue is that upon creating the new partitions ...
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How to add FileSystem disk Drive space to another Disk

My File System Drive is around 50 gb, and i want to add around 20 gb to another drive which contains files, how can i achieve that, are there any tools or commands to do
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How to remove full disk encryption?

I want to learn Linux so after lot of research I choose Elementary OS to start with. I installed it using USB as my primary and only os, after first time installation everything was fine and running ...
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How to make disk Partition?

I was using windows 10, then I installed Linux Elementary OS. During the installation, I deleted my windows. Now my elementary is working fine, just I want to install windows back cause I have work ...
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It says there are only 996MB free space of my home partition, but the pantheon-files tells me that there are 98.2G free out of 1.9TB

It says there is only 996.7MB left of the home partition, but in the pantheon-files, it tells me that there are 98.2GB free out of 1.9TB. The output of df -h: (I have deleted some files) 檔案系統 ...
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Why does the system said that I had no more free disk space?

There should be a lot of space that I can use.
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How to zero out a disk

What's the easiest way to write over a hard disk (such that you could give it to a friend, etc.) on elementary OS?
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How can I encrypt a drive with LUKS

There are tutorials for setting up LUKS encryption on secondary drives in elementary OS, but is there a simpler way to do this with the existing graphical interface?
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“Erase disk and install elementary” partition defaults

When selecting "Erase disk and install elementary" during the Loki install, what are the partition defaults used when formatting the drive?
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How to recover / merge partions into Elementary OS?

Let me try and explain the situation: I used dual-boot with Ubuntu 14/16 and Elementary OS. However, I want to get rid of Ubuntu and either: 1) Install some other distro and try it out, or 2) ...
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Disk space fill up with kernel and firewall logs

What's wrong with the file system in elementary os Freya? Hi dudes, help me with this issue please. My disk fill up quickly after not much minutes in work with logs system, specifically with kern.log ...
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How change the default installation path?

Or how to install programs on multiple disks?
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Automounting external drives in Elementary OS

I've got a couple rsync scripts that I'm wanting to setup with my external drives, but I'm nervous that I'm going to blow something up if one of my drives isn't auto-mounted on startup. Earlier today, ...
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How do I know how much disk space I have?

I'm new to Elementary and Linux in general. Just installed it today. How do I find how much disk space I have and more general information about my hard drive like you can in Windows and Mac OS X? ...
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Laptop HDD runs very hot (even in idle state)

I wanted to ask about this because it didn't happened to me before with other linux distributions (i.e Fedora or Mint) For whatever reason the HDD in the laptop runs very hot, so hot that is really ...
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Changing full disk encryption password

Is it possible to change the full disk encryption password after installation?
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Unable to mount partition on boot

I have installed elementary OS and Windows 10 alongside. after dividing a partition into two from Windows side, seems like elementary OS unable to mount the partitions on booting. It shows following ...
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How can I erase everything when installing elementary OS?

I cannot access the desktop on my Windows XP installation. It won't even start on secure mode. I just want to know so I can install a Linux distro.
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How can I format my fully encrypted drive through BusyBox? [closed]

Something went wrong with my installation of elementary OS and I don't have a second operating system on this laptop. I have Kali Linux ready to install on a usb drive, but the only problem is my ...
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Elementary does not see Windows 10 but instead sees recovery partition as Windows 7

I'm attempting to dual boot Windows 10 and Elementary OS. I recently upgraded to Windows 10, however upon attempting to install Elementary along Windows, the only option was to install aside Windows 7....
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Dual boot elementary OS on SSD and Windows 10 on separate HDD?

I currently have elementary OS Freya installed on a 250GB SSD. I have a 1TB HDD that hasn't been plugged into my computer yet. I was wondering, is it possible to plug this 2nd HDD into my computer, ...
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Why is Freya telling me I have no disk space left?

I installed Elementary OS Freya this morning, and I setup the partitions as follows: swaparea: 17GB /home : 50GB / : 50GB reserved bios boot thingy: 1024MB And this is on a 128GB ...
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How can I keep my “Documents” directory on another disk partition?

I'm trying to point the path to my Home directory to a folder located on another hard drive which is a ntfs partition where all my Windows documents are. I think this is the path to 'Documents': /...