Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Write On New Partitions?
Mar 15, 2010
I am using Ubuntu 9.04 on a Sony Vaio. Because when I installed it I was new in Linux, I messed up with the partitions and I have lots of unused logical partitions in my extended one.
I have used Gparted to delete a number of partitions and create a new, bigger one (ext3, logical), within the Linux extended partition I have
well, first of all I do not understand why it created partitions that are not mounted, that is I can only access them typing my password and they got automatically unmounted as I restart the computer
but the worse is that I cannot write on it! I completely deleted the previous partitions but, when I open it, there is still a folder "lost and found" that I am not allowed to open (+_+) and when I drag anything into the window it says "error" that is I cannot write anything on an empty partition...
I used gparted to format and merge two partitions to a single 150gig partition. However, after mounting the partition (and entering my password) I am unable to write any files to it.I tried looking at its permissions. Both its owner and group is root.Could anyone help me by telling me how I could change this through gparted, the terminal, or any other way?
I can't edit the partitions in the install setup: I see a hard disk (sda) with no partitions or user devices, and 2 RAID devices.The behavior of OpenSuse 11.2 x64 installation is much alike.I have googled with every keyword combination I remembered, but I can't find anything that gives me a clue to what may be happening.I have already tried the 3 SATA configurations (the IDE that works with the installed Win 7, AHCI and RAID), but the result is always the same. Now the strangest thing is that in OpenSuse, fdisk and parted correctly identify the partitions. As far as I remember, parted isn't able to do modifications and fdisk says that the boundaries of the first, tiny partition, doesn't match the number of cylinders (or something like it). However, I was able create a partition with fdisk on the empty space and format it, delete it again and repeat the process a couple of times with no errors. The partituions are signed as msdos.
GParted from Ubuntu also shows the partitions, but I didn't try to do any modifications, namely because I don't think that it can solve my problem and I don't want to risk installing windows again.The hardware is brand new, a Asus M4A785Td-V Evo with an Amd Phenom II X4 965 and a WDC-WD5000ACCS-0 500 Gb HD. My lazyness made me asking the guys from whom I bought it to install Win7 Ultimate 64 in a NTFS partition, leaving half the disk untouched. They assure me that it is a "plain vanilla" ("next, next, next" installation . I guess I could try to see if I could do the partition setup in the "RAID" part of the Expert partitioner, but I have strong doubts that it solves the problem and it would be quite boring to conclude that I ruined the windows installation for nothing.Could it be any awkward problem specific of the motherboard / SATA controller or its drivers?
ive bought a new laptop, dell studio 17, and now ive wanted to install fedora 14 (64 bit), but after a few minutes the first problem appeard. Ive wanted to add the partitions and it always tells me that it "Could not allocate requested partitions: not enough free space on disks."
the funny thing is this, that my hard disk has got 500GB memory space and 150GB is full
EDIT: Win7 is running at the hard disk... could this be the problem?^^
I'm an old user of Ubuntu/Linux but have stumbled across my first major problem in years. I just can't get my head around it.I own a Asus Eee Pc 1005HA it has roughly 160gb and is currently running WinXP. I'm trying to install the latest Netbook remix 10.04 onto the machine as a dual boot option.I've loaded the iso onto a usb drive and everything works perfectly. The problem is during installation. I can't work out how to set up the partitions for a dual boot option. Below is the current configuration on the system.
/DEV/SDA /DEV/SDA1/NTFS 77375MB Windows XP Partition /DEV/SDA2/NTFS 77366MB Free space
I would like to use the free space as my Ubuntu installation. Can anyone advise me on the best way to install this without affecting my WinXP system.
I got a new Sony Vaio Z and try to install Ubuntu on it. The laptop has got two 64 GB SSDs setup as a RAID 0 array. [URL]. As the configuration is done in the BIOS, I assume it's hardware RAID. [URL]. The problem is that - no matter what I try - the installers are unable to write the GRUB loader on the hard disk. I tried both, standard and alternate installer (9.10 / 64 bit), and both failed at that point. Not a really error message, it just says "cannot write GRUB boot loader".
I also tried two different scenarios: - Ubuntu beside Windows (shrinked the partition for that) - Ubuntu on the empty RAID
Two nights ago I installed the KDE Spin of F15 and it all went smoothly. Then, I decided to try and use Windows' bootloader (it was a dual-boot) instead of GRUB. So I booted into Windows, spun up EasyBCD, added the correct entry for Fedora, and overwrote the MBR. I rebooted and tried to boot into Fedora, only to realize that the Windows Boot Manager had a failsafe that sensed when it didn't boot into Windows, and it stopped me from booting into Fedora.
At first, I booted into my live USB and tried to get GRUB back. After a couple Konsoles full of GRUB telling me that it couldn't mount the drive and install itself, I decided I was probably doing something wrong and it would be much easier to just reinstall Fedora.
I deleted the Fedora partitions I had made earlier from Windows (because it was already running). Then I booted into my live USB and tried to install Fedora. I clicked "OK" to make a partition (that would mount at /boot) that was 500 mb. It told me there wasn't enough space, but sitting right next to one of the already installed partitions was more than 190000 mb of space. So I tried to redo the partition with 250 mb, then I tried to make the swap partition and the main one (that would mount at /). I kept getting the error. I decided maybe it was a problem with the USB, so I rebooted into Windows and reinstalled the ISO onto the USB (with unetbootin) and repeated the process, only to get the same error.
P.S- I tried to use the option to "Use Free Space" as well as doing it manually and got the same error. Also, I saw another thread where a person with my same type of compute (a Lenovo Y560) had a similar problem. It might be possible there's a hidden partition for Lenovo's purposes? Anyways, the other user's solution was to move the an extended partition somewhere. I'll be posting an fdisk soon, in case I have the same problem as the other user. The other user used GParted, but it looks like I can use Easeus too, which I already have installed.
P.P.S- Here's the fdisk in case it will help:
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I want to make a new partition that I can read and write to from Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. I haven't used Ubuntu much since 8.10 and it seems that I remember it being much easier to do then. I'm using this partition to store my music, pictures and videos on if that is of any relevance. I also need this to be something that can't mess up my windows side of my computer as I need that for work.
I have what seems to be a hard disk Write speed problems with my first hard drive. Timing the cp command of a 700 Meg file takes about 8 secs from disk 2 to 3 but takes 25 minutes from disk 2 to disk 1.
Here are the details: Kubuntu 9.04 (Kernel 2.6.28-15-generic) Hard Disk 1 : /dev/sda (WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0) Partitioned /dev/sda1 ext3 / 10 Gigs /dev/sda2 extended 222 Gigs /dev/sda5 linux-swap 2 Gigs /dev/sda6 ext /home 220 Gigs
Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdb (WDC WD2500AAKS-00F0A0) Partitioned : /dev/sdb1 ntfs 16 gigs /dev/sdb2 xfs /home/eric/data_drive 216 Gigs Hard Disk 2 : /dev/sdc (ST3500320AS) Partitioned: /dev/sdc1 xfs /home/eric/data_drive2 465 Gigs
By doing 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdc1' takes about 8 seconds and same vice-versa. the command 'time cp ...sdb1/test.avi ...sdb1/test1.avi takes about 11 seconds and the same holds true if sdc1 is used But copy sdb1 or sdc1/test.avi to either sda1 or sda6 and it takes 25 minutes. Same problem if I copy from the same drive partition (sda). I have booted a livecd Knoppix 6.2 and the same problems happens.. So safe to say it's not Kubuntu. The only thing that is left to do is backup and reformat the partitions as XFS and try again. I also did a full smartcontrol Extended test and no errors. Checked all the various logs and nothing found.
I have 13.1 as a dual boot with xp on a 40G hd. There is a 500G hd where I keep all my files, in ntfs format, and I have usb sticks in fat32 and ntfs. When I installed 13.1 I chose read and write access for all users for all of these media. 13.1 will read from them, but will not write to them. How can I fix this?
I used Ubuntu before, without problems but since the 10.04 version it won't recognize my partitions. I formated my laptop and partitioned it, installed Windows 7 64bit, which I need for my work, and wanted now to install Ubuntu 10.04/10. I then used GParted to check my Harddisk and it is having troubles to recognize my partitions, too while Windows finds them. GParted is giving me an error message saying my partitions are oversized. I am still in the beginning of my Linux experiences and so I don't know what to do. I have two 250GB harddisks (how Windows recognizes them),
Xubuntu 9.04 installation CD not detecting any of the current partitions. This all started when I reinstalled windows XP a few days ago.After, the computer wouldn't boot into GRUB and would boot directly into windows.Other threads have dealt with a similar issue, that of overlapping partitions causing libparted/parted/gparted to detect the whole drive as unallocated space. The problem in these threads seemed to be a corrupted partition table, in which the partitions overlapped with each other. So of course I checked the output of fdisk -l for overlapping partitions, but I don't see any obvious overlapping partitions. I've noticed that the partition that used to be linux swap isn't showing up in the partition table at all. I might just be missing something simple here and would like another set of eyes to help me figure this one out. Does the problem have anything to do with the partition table being out of order (ie. not in order of what regions they cover on the drive)? From the liveCD I've run
I am installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as Windows 7. The partitions of Windows 7 have already occupied the left part of the hard drive. From left to right, the Windows partitions are one partition for Windows booting, one for Windows OS and software installation, and one for data which is planned to mount on Ubuntu. I was wondering how to arrange the order of partitions of root, home and swap, i.e. which is on the left just besides one Windows partition, which is in the middle and which is on the far right?
I'm new to debian ,I was trying to mount my NTFS partition but I did that only with read permissions I couldn't install ntfs-config(allthough I have ntfs-3g installed).So I want to figure out how to mount my partitions with read/write permissions automatically as the systeme starts ?
I placed some new partitions in my hard disk but have been unable to write the correct entry in fstab to get them to automount. I can see them in nautilus and manually mount and use them, but I get failures when I try to add them to fstab, unsure what I am doing wrongI mounted two new partitions, one ext4 and one ntfs formatted partions.The fstab file reads as follows
I was running Windows XP SP3 when one of my drives (or partitions) suddenly wasn't accessible. I booted into an old ubuntu Live CD I had (version 8.X) and tried mounting it. I could see the other partitions at this time. I rebooted the machine a couple of times (for normal reasons) and after a particular reboot none of my partitions were present! All seemed to have gone! I didn't do anything except mount the partition from Ubuntu Live CD. Made no write operations .
fdisk -l gives me this:
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
to list the files and I get:
Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.
I originally had 6 partitions (including my primary). What do I make of the above screen and how do I proceed? Mot of testdisk documentation says "Choose the paritions to recover..." but I do not have a partition. What do I do to recover my data? I don't mind reformatting my entire HDD, but I need to get some jpegs and movie files off it first.
I'm trying to format my main HDD and when I go to click format it says unable to format it says "Unable to format, device busy" I click details and it says "One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sda" I tried rebooting several times and no luck.
I recently installed ubuntu 11.04. After installation, I created two ext4 partitions in my hard drive. My problem is that I can't create any files in these partitions. These partitions are not automatically mounted at boot time, but once I try to access them , they get mounted. I thought all this was managed by /etc/fstab file but I can't see any entry for these partitions there. So, I created an entry for both these partitions in fstab file with the following options: auto,user,exec,rw,suid,dev However, now when i boot, i see that there are two partitions already mounted as earlier and there are two more in the Places menu. I am not able to mount them since they are already mounted. And I still can't create any files in those partitions.
share a mount"/RAID" on my server: 192.168.0.2 with everyone on my network.192.168.0.* From what I have listed below I am able to mount the share but I can not write or delete anything. It is almost like it is ro only permissions.
From the Server:
sudo cat /etc/exports [sudo] password for jesse: # /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be exported # to NFS clients. See exports(5).
Eventually I need to share 192.168.0.2:/RAID on two OSX computers as well. I read some places where you need to add insecure to your /etc/exports on your server in order for the OSX client to access the the share.
I've got a 2GB SD card, I'm trying to transfer some videos on to it, but Ubuntu keeps on prompting me to open Shotwell Photo Manager.It won't let me create folders or transfer my videos to the SD card.
I think something has gone wrong with my attempt at setting up a new partition. I have two HDDs, initially one was divided into two partitions. I shrank the second partition using resize2fs from a live cd and am trying to create a third partition. I have been trying to follow this:[URL]
Here is the output of fdisk -l and df -h:
xebian:~# fdisk -l Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
I am getting the following error message when I run the above commands:
Error trying to open /dev/hdc exclusively... retrying in 1 second. cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus' cdrecord: Device or resource busy. Cannot open '/dev/hdc'. Cannot open SCSI driver.
I have also checked /dev/ directory and cdrom is linked to hdc and cdrom-hdc.
I'm running GNOME under Lucid on a 64-bit machine. Here's the background: Yesterday, I tried to delete a subfolder of my Local Folders directory. Right-clicking on the subfolder offered the usual menu of options including "Delete", but selecting "Delete" left the folder in place. In floundering around trying things to solve the problem, I tried opening Thunderbird from the command line, using "sudo thunderbird", following which I succeeded in deleting the recalcitrant subfolder. Here's the first stage in the problem:
But when I next opened Thunderbird in ordinary mode (i.e., as "ron" not as "superuser"), I discovered that the Inbox was no longer accessible. Clicking on "Get Mail" yielded only a small wheel-icon that spins, presumably showing activity in progress, without actually finishing by getting mail. The other various folders seemed to operate normally, in that they showed their contents when clicked on.
I have ubuntu server 10.4 installed on an Intel SS4200-E, which I have configured without any RAID. This machine acts as a media server to another PC. The other PC runs Windows 7 Ultimate. I have 3 1TB hard disks connected to it, and the file system on all the 3 are NTFS. I have mounted the hard disks as ntfs. I have made the folders on all the 3 hard disks shareable. I have configured Samba to make the folders on the hard disks "visible".
The ubuntu machine is in a headless configuration (it doesn't have any VGA card where can connect a monitor). I can configured SSH on it, so I can use putty from the Windows machine to logon to the ubuntu machine, but it is text based only. I am able to see all the 3 disks from the Windows machine. I am able to read/write into 2 of the disks. I am able to read, copy and delete from the 3rd disk, but not write new content to it.
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago, everything worked fine, did some tweaking and somehow I can't login anymore.. so, I can boot ubuntu, get on my desktop, and I can also go into the terminal (alt+F*) This picture will explain my problem better: (if you can't see the picture, try this [URL]...}(the second screen behind the login keyring is a screenlet manager window I think..
I can't use my keyboard to write the login keyring, I also can't do anything else (only the terminal) I really hope someone can help me with this issue, Finally got ubuntu working after weeks being stuck with windows because of graphic card support.
kernal 2.6.38-8 After updating Kubuntu-the log in screen will not progess to the desktop. It freezes and then shows the message "no write access to the home directory.." Goggling the problem - references to an .ICEauthority in my home directory are mentioned as linked to this problem. However "ls -la /home/charles" reveals that there is no .ICEauthority file present.