Ubuntu :: "HDD Regenerator" Versus "Disk Utility"

Aug 14, 2011

Dist Utility says that my HDD has 65545 bad sectors I checked my HDD by "HDD Regenerator" and it reported no bad sector! which one is correct?

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General :: Windows 7 Disk Management Utility Doesn't Show Disk With Ext3 Partition

Oct 10, 2010

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.

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General :: Disk Utility And Df Show Different Disk Space ?

Nov 18, 2010

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"?

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Ubuntu :: Disk Cloning With Clonzilla Versus DD

Jan 1, 2010

Is there any reason why is DD still prefer over clonezilla for disk cloning?

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Fedora :: Keep Getting "A Hard Disk Is Failing" Warnings From The Disk Utility

Jun 8, 2011

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?

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Ubuntu :: Disk Imaging Utility ?

Mar 29, 2011

I'm searching for a GUI disk imager, something, that will be the GUI front end for dd. Ghost4Linux G4L is not an option, I want to be able to make security backups of my USB thumb drives, CDs, DVDs...

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Ubuntu :: LVM With Palimpsest Disk Utility

Apr 3, 2010

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?

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Ubuntu :: 11.04 Disk Utility Not Working ?

May 2, 2011

I cannot get the Disk Utility to launch, when I click the icon the cursor rotates and stops but nothing happens.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the Disk Utility, still not working.

I have three HDDs and many partitions. I multi boot Linux, Win 7 and Win XP.

All OS's boot cleanly using EasyBCD boot loader.

It did not work in 10.04 or 10.10.

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Ubuntu :: RAID Via Disk Utility?

Jul 20, 2011

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?

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Ubuntu :: Raid 5 In Disk Utility?

Jul 17, 2010

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]...

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General :: Monitor Disk Reads Versus Writes?

Jul 2, 2010

We are graphing various system parameters using Cacti. One of our graphs shows hard drive reads and writes. A question came up: why do we need this graph?

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 64 Bits: Mounting With Disk Utility

May 15, 2010

I have an annoying problem with the Gnome disk utility. Whenever I want to mount a file system it is mounted as a removable disk in /media. For instance if I want to mount a raid array /dev/md0 to a mountpoint /music it is mounted as /media/music. That's not how I want it, I want it to be mounted to the desired mountpoint which is located directly on the root.

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Ubuntu :: Disk Utility Will Not Format Drive

Nov 24, 2010

Right clicking on a drive will format the drive but Disk Utility 2.30.1 included with Ubuntu 10.10 will not format the drive and says the drive is busy.

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Ubuntu :: Disk Utility - Expand Array

Aug 31, 2010

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?

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Ubuntu :: Erase The Partition By Disk Utility?

May 17, 2010

i erase the partition of ubuntu by disk utility in mac oswhen i restart my laptop and select windows os partition but windows os not bootingand the screen show to meerror: no such partition.

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Ubuntu :: Create Usb Flash Hdd Regenerator For Testing Hdds

Sep 1, 2011

I whant to know,is HDD Regenerator for linux? I completely at linux and sometimes i need to create usb flash hdd regenerator for testing hdds.

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Ubuntu :: Command To Install Disk Utility App In Kubuntu?

Nov 9, 2010

What is the command to install Disk Utility Ubuntu app in Kubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Disk Utility Doesn't Work?

Jun 28, 2010

I found it is impossible to format partition during Ubuntu 10.04 installation.
My storage configuration is as following. 1TB (500GB X 2) AHCI RAID 0 (it is said fake raid) and covers below 4 partitions.

/dev/mapper/pdc_dgbbagea1 9621688 5872752 3260168 65% /
/dev/mapper/pdc_dgbbagea4 945587172 95673304 802259056 11% /home
/dev/mapper/pdc_dgbbagea3 9698380 1363364 7846240 15% /opt
Partition 2 is swap partition and root partition is ext3 original.

Since there is no enough space for upgrading, I try to format root partition and install a complete pure new OS. After I booting up system from Live or Alternative disk, I try to switch root partition from file system ext3 to ext4 and format it. However, Formating process always get failed after couple trying. Even I quit installation and use tools "Disk Utility" to check and adjust partition information. It reports device is busy.

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Ubuntu :: Damaged Partition With Palimpsest Disk Utility?

Dec 8, 2010

I have a HDD with OS Win with three partitions NTFS.I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on new partition, and I left the old partitions on the disk, because there are a lot of my personal data.When I was looking for how to mount partitions on startup, I was fortuitously to Palimpsest Disk Utility selecting the checkbox on sda2 as a boot, and apply. But I saw that it was wrong and took the check back. And after this was damaged NTFS on the partition sda2. Windows shows the partition as RAW.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Start The RAID Using "Disk Utility?

May 5, 2011

My system locked up while copying files last night. My RAID array will not start. I did verify my UUID's. (Lesson learned.) I do not understand a few things.1. Why do different drives show "active sync" on different drives? 2. Why does "Disk Utility" tell me the RAID is not running and when I try to assemble the RAID, mdadm returns: mdadm: device /dev/md0 already active - cannot assemble itWhen I try to start the RAID using "Disk Utility":

Code:
Error assembling array: mdadm exited with exit code 1: mdadm: cannot open device /dev/sdd1: Device or resource busy
mdadm: /dev/sdd1 has no superblock - assembly aborted
So, I examine sdd1:
Code:
sudo mdadm -E /dev/sdd1

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Ubuntu Security :: Secure Is Encryption Via Disk Utility (palimpsest)?

Jan 18, 2010

I encrypted a harddisk via Disk Utiluty. What alogythm is it encrypted by now? Is it safe? What should I be aware about?

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General :: Best Graphical Disk Space Explorer Utility For Ubuntu?

Mar 26, 2010

what is the best disk space explorer utility for linux?

I want to see folder wise size graphically, which folder has taken how much disk space.

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General :: Used The Disk Utility To Edit The Partitions ?

Jan 11, 2011

I was on Ubuntu 10.04 I used the Disk Utility to edit the partitions.

Here is the table it's showing:

Here I deleted 79 GB patition from FAT32 to NTFS and deleted 50 GB space that was ext4 partition where SUSE was residing the bootloader was of SUSE that was working using the same utility.

After that with a live cd of ubuntu I tried to recover the grub but there was no device.map file. Later I found the partition table absent.

The utility shows above table but Gparted shows only 500GB free space without any partition. Please help can't loose all the data.

I can access the partitions in live environment I can't even install a fresh OS because It also shows 500GB unallocated space.

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Ubuntu :: Palimpsest Disk Utility Unable To Read SMART Status

Apr 14, 2010

Palimpsest Disk Utility was working fine able to read the SMART status of my hard drives till I rebooted my machine. After rebooting Palimpsest Disk Utility reports SMART is not available. Any way to get it to start working again?

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Software :: Command Line Disk Partition Utility ?

Jan 10, 2011

Before I go off and write a new one, does anyone know of a good command line disk partition utility that works better than "parted"?

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Software :: Disk Caching Utility For Power Saving ?

Nov 28, 2010

I run Ubuntu Netbook 10.04 on my EeePC 1005HA. I'm going to get a SSD for it eventually, but I can't afford one right now so it's running from a 200GB hard disk I scavenged off a dead laptop.

I went in power management and set the option that says "spin down hard drives whenever possible", but this accomplished a whole lot of nothing - whenever the computer is on, the drive's spinning. I ran hdparm -y and the drive clicked off, and then promptly spun back up after a few seconds. Iotop shows occasional tiny bursts of activity from "jdb2/sda1-8", which I don't really know how to interpret, but I don't have anything weird installed so I'm assuming this is normal system operation.

Now, what I need is some sort of application, utility, command - anything - that forces the computer to keep all filesystem changes in RAM with the drive shut down; every five/ten minutes or so (this would hopefully be configurable) it spins up the drive, dumps the filesystem changes to it, and spins it down again.

I realize this presents data loss risks related to crashing and poweroffs when the cache hasn't been dumped to disk, but I'm willing to risk it as Linux never really crashes at all, and since it's a netbook power failures won't cause unexpected shutdowns.

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General :: Untouchable Disks Via Disk Utility And GParted

May 26, 2011

I have what I think are hybrid GUID/MBR disks that I created by splitting already MBR/NTFS disks via GParted, leaving unallocated space, then creating HFS partitions within OS X from the unallocated space on them.I want to delete those HFS partitions and re-extend the NTFS on them, but I can't because GParted sees the disk as somehow unchangeable; I assume OS X has done something to them.I now can't extend or do anything to the disks via the OS X Disk Utility OR GParted. What can I do?

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Ubuntu :: Windows Drives Are Not Appearing And Disk Utility Shows Spaces Above The Capacity Of HDD

May 21, 2011

I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 on dual boot mode with Windows 7, I had to migrate from windows 7 to XP & again to windows 7. Each time after installation I updated grub. Last time while updating Grub PC went Down due to power failure. I update grub after the supply was resumed and it was successful.

On login I am facing a weird problem, My windows Drive are not appearing in Ubuntu. To access the drives I have to Plug a Pen Drive and access them first from an Application otherwise the don't even appear in Places drop-down list. If I don't plug Pen Drive they don't appear in Applications.

The other problem is that Disk utility shows space unallocated, allocated & Free above the physical capacity of Hard disk. My Hard disk is of 160 GB, Disk utility Shows Unallocated Space 18446744 TB. The Default Partitions made by me are 26GB, 14GB & others of 40 GB each.

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General :: Start Gnome-disk-utility From A Terminal (as Root)?

Feb 8, 2010

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?

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Software :: Can't Use Gnome-disk-utility And Users-admin / Sort It?

Feb 18, 2011

In my custom Ubuntu, I can't use gnome-disk-utility application to format USB drive ("Permission denied" error). I have to run gnome-disk-utility with "sudo" to do that.

I guess that I am not in a group which has permission to working with devices, but I can't find out what group is.

Another problem is I can't use "Users and groups" application (users-admin) to manage users and groups, I click buttons but nothing happens I guess that I don't have some kind of permissions too.

How could I fix these 2 problems?

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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.

fdisk

Physical volume

Volume group

Volume group

lvdisplay

Logical volume

Logical volume

Logical volume

Logical volume

Logical volume

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.

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Jun 6, 2011

I use WD hard drives. They provide a quick erase utility which erases the first and last MB of the HD. This operation takes about 5 minutes.

A laptop uses a SATA Hitachi hard drive. Hitachi provides wipe software but no quick wipe as above.

Anyone know of a general utility which will quick erase the first and last MB of a particular hard drive?

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Jul 8, 2011

Before doing a clonezilla project I opened Disk utility shows the first partition labeled as sdb2, then second partition as sdb1is this normal? I will add that this is a windows drive, but I wanted to back it up before installing debian to it. How will the disk partition labeling affect partition naming in debian?

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Feb 13, 2011

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Sep 29, 2010

I have been having problems hibernating my windows 7 partition recently. It happened approximately right after I set up the dual boot.

I have found other topics where it says to make sure that the windows 7 partition is marked as the active partition. I have since done so and it has not changed anything. I did it with Partition Magic on Windows. I did find it suspicious though that my Dell Recovery partition is labeled as boot while the Windows one is marked as Active and System.

However when I looked at it using disk utility in Ubuntu the windows 7 partition is marked as Bootable while the recovery partition is not.

Hibernation works on Ubuntu with a couple error messages while shutting down and some weird screen issues while booting up. But it ends up working decently.

Under Disk Utility the Ubuntu Partition is not marked as Bootable. Should it be?

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