Debian Configuration :: Unknown Root LV In Gnome-disk-utility ?
Jul 24, 2011
Gnome-disk-utility doesn't show filesystem type, mount point, filesystem label, size¦ of my / filesystem.
I am running Debian Squeeze using lvm2. I have two HDDs and each has one primary partition, which are used as PVs. Having two VGs, each VG has it's own PV.
There are some LVs and all of them except the LV holding the swap space are formatted with XFS. Now gnome-disk-utility shows everything about my /home LV, another LV containing a whole Ubuntu installation,¦ only the / LV (and Swap LV, but I don't know what it is supposed to show there) is/are missing nearly all information.
Otherwise the system is running perfectly well and the Debian / LV is shown normally in Ubuntu's disk-utlity, as well as all other LVs.
DebianCopy is a copy of my Debian installation (different fs label and UUID). DebianII (again different UUID and label) is a copy too, but there I tried out newer (testing) versions of udisks/lvm2/udev and right after the upgrade it showd everything as it should with the additional advantage of the newer udisks-version showing my VGs, but after a reboot it showed the same behaviour as before or even worse, because the information about other LVs was missing too.
In the end I even modified the fstab. Originally it contained the /dev/mapper/vgbay... entries and I replaced them with LABEL=... and finally with UUID=..., but it didn't make any difference either.
I have a real newbie question. I want to edit my disk partition table. Mount some drives etc. I like gui tools and gnome's disk utility seems to be able to do everything I want to. My problem: When I want to create a new filesystem on an empty space, I'm not allowed to. I guess I need root access, but I can't login as root to my gnome session and I know no way to start the disk utility from a terminal where I'm the root user, so my question is: How do I do this?
We have setup Squeeze a Test machine , just for some tests, without network, Internet etc. and we need to allow root login in Gnome. We've changed /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:[security] AllowRoot=truebut still doesn't work.
I have squeeze with gnome. Various apps let me log in as root when needed to but if I logout as a user and try to login as root it won't let me (won't authenticate password). I had this problem before and reinstalled Debian and definitely checked for it to allow me to do this and it worked for a while after new install. Apparently some update overrode my preferences. This is a major defect and may force me to abandon Debian. I don't use root often but I don't have any use for a operating system that won't let me use it. Anyone know how to correct this. I am not interested in using a terminal on a regular basis or ever for that matter.
I recently tried Fedora on my laptop (previously Debian; I was bored one day) and gnome-disk-utility (palimpsest) warned me that my hard drive had numerous bad sectors. I re-installed Debian to find that this software was installed before so why had it not warned me?
When I load the disk utility, it says SMART is not available. I've got smartmontools installed, I can run a self-test with smartctl but I don't think this shows bad sectors. I've tried starting smartd on startup but the disk utility never changes from "SMART is not available". It is possible for it to work with this hardware as it works in Fedora on this laptop; any ideas?
I recently installed office 2007 under wine, but since I have it no longer know what to open .doc or .xls files with, I was using Gnumeric but now when i go to Properties -> "Open with" there is no longer anything in the list and even when i attempt to add to the list nothing comes up. If anyone know what way you can manually add file types and associate them with programs
I have installed an HP LaserJet 2200 network printer using CUPS successfully and can print test pages and stuff from OpenOffice, Evince etc. But no luck printing from lpr. Using lpstat seems to suggest all is well:
$ lpstat -t scheduler is running system default destination: HP-LaserJet-2200 device for HP-LaserJet-2200: socket://192.168.10.42:9100 HP-LaserJet-2200 accepting requests since Tue 19 Oct 2010 14:01:50 NZDT printer HP-LaserJet-2200 is idle. Enabled since Tue 19 Oct 2010 14:01:50 NZDT Ready to print.
If I now try to print 'test.txt' using: $ lpr test.txt nothing happens. Try calling the printer by name: $ lpr -P HP-LaserJet-2200 test.txt lpr: HP-LaserJet-2200: unknown printer
I have added my user name to the lp and lpadmin groups. Trying the above as 'sudo' results in the same result. The only thing I've noticed is that when printing something from OpenOffice, in the document print status I get the message 'Processing - not connected?', although printing still works.
I used make-kpkg to generate bzImage from 2.6.39-3-686. After update-grub and booting the new vmlinuz system. I get:
"kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)". grub.cfg shows new entry 'linux/boot/vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-686 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet' but previous working shows 'linux/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=UUID=210a363d-c0ed-4005-b6e8-bbc aeb7abe54 ro quiet'
Am I missing a step? (or two?). Is it possible to do this from 2.6.32? Currently running Debian-18.104.22.168-i386-DVD-1, Squeeze, /release/current/ 20110626-15:45 on a SATA 1T hd.
I have a 2 TB disk in an external SATA dock, formatted with a single ext3 (Linux) partition, which doesn't show up in the Windows 7 Computer Management->Disk Management utility, even as a raw/blank disk. I've verified that there's nothing wrong with the disk by connecting it to my Linux machine and mounting it, and I've verified that the dock is functioning properly by connecting a different FAT32-formatted disk, which mounts flawlessly as expected.I realize that I can't actually read the ext3 partition without additional software (e.g., Ext3IFS), but why doesn't the disk show up at all? Is there some sort of stupid anti-Linux filter built in? Is there any way to force Windows to recognize the disk, so that I can at the very least use direct block access with it?
Background: I want to clone an identical 2 TB disk onto this one. Due to my hardware layout, it's much easier to have the source disk attached to one machine and the destination disk connected to another, and do the clone over the network (the network is not a bottleneck with switched gigabit ethernet), than it is to hook them both up to one machine.(1) I did this once before when both machines were running Linux, but I've since upgraded the destination machine and decided to switch back to Windows for regular desktop use. I've got Cygwin installed, and have verified that the same basic method (dd + nc) will work, but I can't do anything if Windows doesn't even consider the destination disk to exist.I only have one eSATA port on each machine. Opening them up just to do this clone is a rather large annoyance. Also, since this is my backup disk, I'd like to eventually automate the cloning from the active disk to another one that I regularly swap with a third disk that I store off-site.
on my dual HD5500/GT940M. I can not turn on Nvidia. just install bumblebee and got the error "unknown header type 7f" if I remove bumblebee, Nvidia 340 loaded but system run on HD5500, no way to use Primus or to switch to 2nd card.
I don't understand disk sizes in Linux. I have a 500GB drive. It's ext4. I have run "tune2fs -m 0" on it to reserve the amount of space reserved for root to 0.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 that comes with a Disk Utility. When I run "System->Administration->Disk Utility (palimpsest)" the disk shows up as 500GB (see picture). But when I run df -h it shows up as 459GB. So, I don't understand the discrepancy.
When I run df I get the following:
Question: Why is Disk Utility showing me something different than "df"?
I have attempted to install kernel 2.6.34 and 2.6.33 kernels with this Debian howto [url] Everything worked without any errors until I went to boot into the new kernel. When I receive this kernel panic output Kernel panic - not syncing VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
It also spits out something about being unable to access ext2 FS. I googled this symptom and have seen that it is fairly common, but everyone's error seems somewhat unrelated. I used the same kernel configuration as the one that is currently working, to keep things simple.
I believe this has something to do with an mdadm update which was included in the release. When I configured the array, I didn't partition the disk devices, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am thinking of rebuilding the array and partitioning prior to build, but a quick fix would be referable.
And also something appears to have happened to the raid device since the update.
Prior to update, the array was /dev/md0 - now it is /dev/md/0 which is a symbolic link back to /dev/md0.
mdadm --detail --scan now reports /dev/md/0 where previously it reported /dev/md0
I created a new RAID1 array on a fresh system and immediately after the create, these messages appear at 5 minute intervals.
I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they suggest creating extra virtual disk space(similar to having a diffrent partition i guess) .None of them speak about increasing the size of /root disk space(or root.disk). I store all files in space shared with windows or external disk and use ubuntu only to install and use softwares and browsing. So how do increase the available space for installing more softwares?
I am on F15 32-bit with GNOME 3. I keep getting "A Hard Disk Is Failing" warnings from the Disk Utility, very frequently. Is this a serious issue? Because I knew this to be a bug in Palimpsest DU back in F13/14. Also how can I disable any notifications from this application?
I am trying to install debian on my windows PC but am receiving some errors with it. I have downloaded "debian-506-amd64-DVD-1.iso" from debian website and am seeing that the md5 sum is correct. I am getting following error when I choose Graphical Install or install.
[ 1.480788] crc error [ 1.569788] kernel panic -not syncing:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(253, 52)
Description of my PC: I have 2 hard disks
1. IDE hard disk (80 GB) -> windows is on this drive 2. SATA hard disk(250GB) -> I intend to install debian on this drive. 3. MSI motherboard & AMD 64 processor with 1 GB RAM. 4. NVidia external graphics card based on AGP slot(256 MB)
EDIT:: This time I got one more error message prior to the 2 shown above [some number] PCI:Cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 0000:00:00.0
I'm working on setting up a new NAS. I installed Karmic desktop on a 160 GB HD using the default settings.
Now I've added three 1TB drives and want to make them a RAID-5 array with LVM on that, and 1 ext4 partition. I want to use LVM so I can add drives and expand the array later.
So far I've been using Disk Utility (Palimpsest Disk Utility) and it's been great! A wonderful addition to Karmic! I got the RAID-5 array setup with no problems using disk utility. So now I have a 2000 GB raid-5 array setup in Disk Utility and I need to get LVM setup.
Problem is: I don't see any sign of LVM in Disk Utility. I've been googling all night and I can't find any documentation for setting up LVM in Disk Utility, just people saying that it's supported.
I tried installing the lvm2 package, rebooting, and then looking around again. No luck.
So, what am I missing? Should there be LVM options in Disk Utility? Where is it? Is there a better/easier way to configure lvm?
point me in the direction to get a step by step guide to setting up a Raid 5 using the Disk Utility and 3 spare drives? I have the main OS files on a 80gig drive and I would like to mount the 3 drives as Raid 5.Just shooting in the dark now.. Screen shot is attached. [URL]...
Has anybody ever used Disk Utility to set up software RAID? Here I am running terminal commands (I'm a terminal junkie) and I just happen to stumble across instructions that indicate "Or you can just set it up through Disk Utility."
Sure enough in disk utility, it looks like all of the configurable options are there. It makes me wonder, though... is this kind of GUI functionality something that isn't really solid? Or does it operate predictably and effectively?
I run a minecraft server on my debian/gnome desktop and I need access to the files in the root folder and to the mysql folder but i cant log as root. i tried installing sudo and it didnt work. i know the su and su - but I want to change the files manually.
Having successfully installed SANE and gotten a scan from my ancient Mustek scanner, I thought I had it setup. But that was running in the root terminal window. When I try to run xscanimage from GIMP in my normal user account it doesn't start up. Running xscanimage in a normal terminal it says it can't see any scanners. Yes, I added my user account to the scanner group. What else needs to be done to let a normal non-root user access the scanner?
When I use disk utility to expand my RAID array it creates a partition on my 1.5TB drive which it would like to add to the RAID 5.
However, none of the drive existing on the RAID are partitioned so what I think has happened is the partition itself has created a difference of about 2 million bytes smaller than the others and thus unable to add the component.
How can I specify the exact bytes for my hard drive partition so that I can add this to the array?