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Ubuntu Server install claims 3 TB RAID1 volume is 801.5 GB

I have a brand new server containing two identical 3 TB SATA disks. These are in a hardware RAID1 configuration using the onboard Intel RAID controller. The BIOS sees the two disks as 3 TB and the ...
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1answer
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Unable to automatically remove LVM data

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 via preceed config onto Dell PowerEdge R710. I had RedHat installed on the box then I tried installing ubuntu 12.04, then auto install popping with Unable to ...
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When should an EFI partition be used?

If I only deal with Linux servers and Linux laptops, when should I create an EFI partition? From my understanding an EFI partition on a Linux server ensures a standard for the disk layout, where EFI ...
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1answer
49 views

Increasing the size of a partition on a virtual Ubuntu server

I'm a web developer who's been put in charge of a small virtualised web server at work. Unfortunately, I've never done anything to do with server admin before, so I'm a little lost. The guy in ...
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145 views

Partition keeps filling up, don't know why

My partition /dev/sda1 keeps filling up. Besides the "/" directory, I cannot tell what directories are even on this partition in order to search for files to delete. I was able to get it down to 97% ...
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can't resize root at Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I've done lvresize -L 264G 101/root (was 15GB) but /dev/mapper/101-root shows 13Gb. What am I doing wrong? I really appreciate the help! root@server1:/home/user# df -h Filesystem Size ...
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Ubuntu: How to find unallocated partition/free space?

I've a legacy dedicated server with Ubuntu onboard (console mode only). Based on docs (prices etc.) I see that server must have 250+ GB, but I see significantly less: $ df -h Filesystem ...
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Is there a hook that I can use to detect if one of my hard drive partitions on my server is full?

I have a server with a partition that contains all the uploaded files from my users... It gets empty after the files received are send to the CDN. Everything works. But I am worried that one day the ...
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Ubuntu Server - Screwed up partition table?

So I think I've screwed my Ubuntu server after using PING (it's a tool like Norton Ghost) to try and create a backup image. Basically the system got to an unbootable state just with the grub ...
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1answer
71 views

root partition is full when trying to open big files

I have big tar.gz and .rar files. when i try to open them (even to amounted partition with over 500G) my root partition is consumed, i'm guessing it's something to do with temp files but i have no ...
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1answer
76 views

Extending Ubuntu LV - added new HDD

I have installed a new hard drive into my pc and followed this guide to extend the logical volume but I have barely gained any space? ...
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69 views

Create a Rawdisk from LV with partitions

For emergency in my old machine (CentOS with Xen server) i made clone my LVs with dd example: dd if=/dev/vg/lv0 of=/backups/vg_lv0.dd now in my new machine i've created a LV with the same size ...
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2answers
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[Ubuntu]df Total size is not correct compared with the size of the disk

I'm running Ubuntu Squeeze and on one of the partitions df is showing the Total size as 335G: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb 335G 225G 94G 71% /mnt ...
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Ubuntu Server: Partitioning large hardware raids

I am trying to set up a storage server which has a hardware raid controller and 15x3 TB harddrives. This server is a dedicated server from hetzner.de and I am using the default setup routine ...
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2answers
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Optimal way to format 20TB partition with XFS in linux? [closed]

I have a 20TB RAID5 array (LSI 9265-8i / 8 x 3TB 7200rpm drives) configured with a 1MB stripe size. What's the optimal way to partition, and format, this partition in Linux to maximize performance ...
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df says disk is full, but it is not

On a virtualized server running Ubuntu 10.04, df reports the following: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 7.4G 7.0G 0 100% / none ...
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1answer
407 views

How should I partition a 64GB SSD for multiple Linux installations? [closed]

Are there any things I should keep in mind in order to increase the longevity and efficiency of my SSD?
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3answers
169 views

How to check what is on a specific partition

I was looking at my harddrive with gparted, and noticed a small partition at /dev/sda5. I cannot cd into that folder directly, but I was hoping to find out what is on that partition. How do I do ...
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2answers
162 views

Is it possible to extend a partition with another partition blocking it?

I have an Ubuntu VM that I am trying to extend. It is currently 20 GB total, with 19.12 being the main partition, with an 895 MB partition at the end. I am trying to extend the large partition to be ...
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1answer
332 views

Resize data drive in EC2

Ubuntu 10, with 2 drives: root (8 gb), and data (sdf, 150 gb). I created a snapshot, and then created a drive from the snapshot, sizing it to 300 gb. I then shutdown the instance, removed the 150 ...
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3answers
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How to get the mount point of flash drive by using uuid?

I am beginner in ubuntu linux and i need to write simple bash script, that can identify necessary flash drive(which contains only one vfat partition) using uuid of this partition, and get the mount ...
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1answer
661 views

Problem with setting up partitions - encrypted swap partition won't mount

Here's the layout I have; I'm using Software RAID10, LVM, and Encryption: LVM VG vg0, LV main - 2.0 TB Linux device-mapper (linear) #1 2.0 TB K crypto (vg0-main_crypt) ...
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2answers
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Doubts on /etc/fstab vs /dev content (under Ubuntu 10.10)

I've a question: When I open /etc/fstab file, I see the following content: proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 /dev/sdb1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro ...
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Deleting All Partitions From the Command Line

How do you delete all partitions on a device from the command line on Linux (specifically Ubuntu)? I tried looking at fdisk, but it presents an interactive prompt. I'm looking for a single command, ...
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1answer
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Mount XFS partition with < 4k block size

I have an XFS partition with a 64k blocksize. But I can only mount it in Ubuntu 10.10 when the blocksize is the default of 4k. How can I mount a partition with the larger blocksize? This works: ...
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1answer
208 views

Use a separate partition to host tomcat's webapps

Hi I'm setting up s serie of tomcat server. And i've read a security guide. They say that, it's a good idea to host tomcat's webapps folder on a different partition than the rest of tomcat files. I'm ...
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275 views

Encrypted partitions with redundancy on ubuntu server

Hey I have to make a file system with an encrypted partition with on ubuntu server. something like Unencrypted: / - 10 GB /home - 10GB /var - 5GB -------------- Encrypted: /opt - 50GB This I can ...
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885 views

How to dump the GPT under Ubuntu Lucid?

Is there a tool on Ubuntu Lucid which can dump the GPT (GUID partition table) of a block device in a human-readable form? The most important information I'm interested in is the byte offset of each ...
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1answer
235 views

how to install windows on a logical partition created by ubuntu

when i try to install windows xp on /dev/sda5 windows tell me that it can not write on /dev/sda1 how can i install windows xp on /dev/sda5? with out messing up some thing or is it not possible to ...
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334 views

Can I make an ext3 filesystem recognize (and use) the entire partition?

Using gparted and partimage from SysRescCD I recently made a backup image of the partition containing my Ubuntu installation, deleted all partitions except for the original Windows partitions ...
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1answer
514 views

How to resize ext3 partition without having physical access to the server

I have a server with 2 hard drives mounted as raid 1 using Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/md1 5.0G 5.0G 0 100% / varrun ...
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376 views

move Ubuntu to RAID

I have an Ubuntu Server up and running on LVM2 partition. My motherboard supports RAID 0 and 1. I bought new, second HDD, the same as the system one. I want to set up RAID mirroring to ensure my data ...
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593 views

Install red hat on top of ubuntu

Currently i'm having ubuntu v.9.04 .I need to install red hat 4.4 along with it keeping ubuntu intact.The current partitioning information is.. Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, ...
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404 views

Emulating the default Ubuntu partitioning scheme

When I install Ubuntu and tell it to use the first full disk, it creates the following partitions, numbered 1 and 5: sda1 / sda5 swap When I create two partitions manually, the partitions are ...
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2answers
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GUI Partitioning tool for Ubuntu

What is the best GUI partitioning tool for Ubuntu?
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Expand disk space on Ubuntu 10.04 (VMWare Guest)

I need to resize the disk space of an ubuntu guest in VMWare Workstation. After using the expand disk utility in vmware workstation, I need to do some linux magic to resize the parition. I have ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 preseed unattended install results in faulty partition table

I'm currently trying to set up an unattended installation of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) through preseeding. But whenever I try to create a custom partition scheme, the Debian installer (which Ubuntu is ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Server (minimal virtual machine) partitioning

I am setting up a generic Ubuntu server and am trying to figure out the (best) way to partition the machine. Again, this is just a generic one: The default drive is 20GB. Some guides show: Separate ...
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ubuntu - Best way of repartitioning a (running) production server

I've got an (externally hosted) production server running Ubuntu LTS. It serves webpages (rails) and has an svn repository accesible through Apache, and a PostgreSQL db. I've got ssh access to the ...
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Possible to use LVM partitions inside a vmbuilder created KVM virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 host system with LVM partitions running KVM. I've been creating VMs using vmbuilder using LVM partitions for each VM instead of files for the VMs. When I configure a VM using ...
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Good Partition for Postgresql Server

I'm setting up a dedicated postgresql server on ubuntu, using 500GB RAID 1. I'm wondering if someone might share a simple, yet effective partitioning schema that I can use, since I'm pretty new to all ...
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Ubuntu Linux install from USB - no partition table

I am using Ubuntu Live CD version 9.10 32 bit. I can see my other FAT32 drives and access them in the Live session but when I try to install, the drives are unmounted (their shortcuts are removed from ...
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How do I resize the partition of my guest Ubuntu OS in a VMware Fusion VM?

I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 in a VM in VMware Fusion 3.0. I understand how to resize the hard disk (Fusion makes that easy with a GUI). But how do I resize the partition in Ubuntu? mount -l tells me: ...
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174 views

Can data be destroyed by modifying partition in ubuntu install?

I`d like to install Ubuntu 9.10. At the moment I have ntfs disk with Vista on it. Is it safe to install Ubuntu and choose it to use some of the free space? Or it will just dumbly slice the disk and ...
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1answer
241 views

Partition problem on Ubuntu install

I was given an old server from work that I wanted to convert to a home file server. So I wanted to just do a clean install of Ubuntu server. Problem is, when I get to the partition screen I don't get ...
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Where does Ubuntu store partition UUIDs on disk?

Exactly what part of the disk is a UUID stored on? MBR? Somewhere within the partition? Is it a calculated value, or randomly generated and recorded?
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What's the best file-system for storing virtual machine images?

I'm planning how to partition my hard drive. I want to have 2 partitions - one for Ubuntu, the main operating system, and the other for virtual machine images, as I want to run virtual machines of ...
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413 views

Partitioning a new system

I am building a new system. While my current focus is on what to buy and how to wire it, I have been thinking ahead about how to partition the disks. I know that on a dual boot (win7/ubuntu) that it ...
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3answers
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Linux: “Found duplicate PV XXXXYYYYY: user /dev/sdb1 not /dev/sda1”

I'm trying to resize my virtual hard disk, so I've cloned it, and right now I have two disks in my virtual machine. I'm trying now to boot off the old virtual disk and then resize the new hard disk's ...
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Ubuntu: Resize the root LVM(2?) partition

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine running in VirtualBox 2.2.4, and I created it on an 8gb virtual disk which is too small. So, I am trying to increase the size of the disk. So far, I have done this: ...