I Just got a Removable Hard drive! Now I need to format it because I need it to hold more then 4 GB file sizes. What format should i used. I'll only need compatibility with Other LINUX computers. So should i use NTFS, BTRFS, or EXT4? How would i take ownership of the backup drivers file system and not ROOTS permissions
What should my partitions look like? I want to install this to my hard drive, I'm currently running it from DVD. My drive is sdb It has 153.3 GB (157065 MB) I want to know what format type should the partitions be, and how many megs they should be. Which partitions to encrypt, and which I don't need to.
I've recently starting dabbling with python and gtk/cairo bindings. Can anyone point me to a quick and easy way to convert a colour value from hex (e.g. #FF8000) into the format required by the set_source_rgb function?E.g. I have this:
I need some assistance in trying to format a USB hard drive to vfat format but can't seem to do so. I am currently using RHEL 5.3. I have tried the following commands and they all come back as "command not found"
I learned from another post that Ubuntu (Gnome) will be doing away with panels as of 11.10 so I am in the process of downloading Lubuntu to have a look see. To keep myself amused during the download I have been poking around in various documentation pages and came across one on ubuntu.com about backup. It points to some pages on Ubuntu One.
The tech specs indicate that communication to/from Ubuntu One use SSL. However, I do not find any information as to the actual storage of files on the Ubuntu One servers (the FAQ page seems to be down at the moment). Can anyone tell me if the files which are synced to the server are stored in an encrypted format on the server?
I am getting a new 4kb sector HDD for my laptop, WD scorpio black 750gb, I would like to image existing partitions on 512bytes sector HDD and move them to the new 4kb sector HDD, what's the best way to do this.
present config is as follows:
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I am planning to keep the same three partitions as the primary partitions on the new drive and add few more logical partitions. I would have liked to move to GPT but since I need Win 7, I am stuck with MBR partiotion table.
Now, I understand how to partition an Advanced format disk, what I want to know is how to move the existing partitions on the 80 Gb disk to the new disk?
I use Clonezilla to copy partitions but it is not compatible unless both the target and the source disks are already using 4096 sector size.
I can use Acronis True Image WD Edition to clone Win 7 but how do I clone Ubuntu?
Also my Laptop's chipset is limited to SATA 1.5, will it cause any issues, I know the bandwidth is not an issue.
just got Fedora 15 up and running and i have a 2nd internal HDD which i want to use for backups only, how do i format it exactly, mount point? file system? I've tried few options but when i try to point at it with Deja Dup i can't access it?
For some time Ihave copied my email folders in .mbox format to files which I then can save to cd. Unfortunately, these files are one (very) large concatenation of email text+attachments which are very inconvenient when searching for a lost email. Question:how to backup emails from within Kmail? And, yes, I did read the Kmail manual cover-to-cover and found nothing relevant.
I'm not sure what to do, but I just rescued photos and documents using ubuntu live cd, gddrescue and photorec. The data carving went fine and I was able to move all of my recovered jpg's into a recovery/jpg folder, as well as my word doc's into a recover/doc folder. I also have recovery/video and recovery/audio. Now here's my problem...
I used the right-click "safely remove drive" from the ubuntu interface and then unplugged my external drive. I then tried to view the recovered photos, etc on my windows 7 desktop, but when I plug in the external drive I get an error and a prompt to "format the drive" so that windows can use it.
I plugged the external drive back into my failed laptop and with the ubuntu live cd can see the drive, but none of the folders display. I can cd "change directories" to all of the folders using a terminal, but still can't see them outside of the terminal. That is, with the ubuntu interface. I'm just trying to finish up recoverying these photos, which I thought I had done.
I have been using Wubi for a few weeks now and I am really impressed. I have endured a lot of problems with grub and kernel problems etc but now realise that its just the Wubi inside windows! I have it all set up with the cube to perfection and all drivers are running great after a bit of tweaking. So a bit of a lazy question really, can I install it properly onto my drive, and retain all the hard work I have put in setting it up? I have tried, but when it comes to selecting the drive that the Wubi is installed on it just says format with no backup option.
I use a Kingston 1 GB USB to install a Acer one with ubuntu 9.04 and works perfect, the problem come wen i try to erase the USB. I can't erase the files or format the usb. How can I mount the unit with the RW options. The sistem say "the unid is label Read Only"
I got some documents scanned today and had them put in a USB drive. The shopkeeper informed me that it has a virus, yet he transferred the files onto the USB drive. When I put it into my computer ten minutes later, the drive was not getting mounted. I read up and tried installing usbmount. After installing that, I managed to mount the drive. However, the drive was read-only on Ubuntu. On Windows, I found a virus and tried unsuccessfully to delete it (read-only). I tried again on Ubuntu, but didn't manage to delete the infected file (ReCyCleR/sEtuP.exe). I have now backed up all the files on the disk (except, obviously, the ReCyCleR directory). When I try to format the drive using gParted, I get:
I was running ubuntu as a live cd and I wanted to format my pen drive into an ext3 filesystem. I put in sudo mkfs /dev/sda1, but know im thinking that sda1 was my HDD!! I removed the cd from my computer, and it wont boot up into windows anymore!The only thing that is giving me hope is that the mkfs took about 1 min to format whatever it was formatting (my pen drive or my hdd!!) and my hdd is 500gb big. Is there anyway that I could have accidentaly formatted my HDD?
I have an 80gb hard drive that I used in an xbox for xbmc and it was formatted to whatever it needed to be formatted to for it. Now that I want to use it in my computer, I can't format it back to ext4 or NTFS. It's somewhat recognized, but the partition shows up as unknown. Is there a program that I can get to reformat it? idk if gparted will work cuz it won't startup on the live CD. I will give it a shot once I install ubuntu onto the computer.
I was looking in the disk utility today, and i was looking in the hard drive formatting section. in the drop down box, i noticed Apple. does that mean that i could format the rest of my hard drive to be OSX compliant?
I just bought a new 320gb laptop hard drive and mounted it into an external enclosure. The hard drive has never been formatted. I plugged it into my computer running Ubuntu 10.10 and nothing happens. I expected something toopup and say the drive has not been formatted and give me formatting choices. I looked in Places>Computer and it's not there. I even looked in Gparted and it does not show it. So how on earth do I format a new external hard drive?
I have a 4 GB usb pen drive, but I am unable to format it. Even if I delete some files and eject it , I am getting back the same files again? Guide me any cmds or any software to forcibly format my pen drive?
I wanted to get started with Ubuntu so I partitioned an external hard drive with Ubuntu 11.04 onto it. After finding out my computer couldn't but up from a external hard drive I wanted to format my drive. When I plugged it into my computer, Windows would not recognize it. I then dual booted Ubuntu 11.04 onto my laptop and attached my drive. Ubuntu found it a recognized it as 3 separate disks. I then opened up disk utility and told it to format the drive. After clicking a couple "OKs" I got an error message: An error occured while performing an operation on "500 GB Hard Disk" (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex): The device is busy I clicked details and got:One or more partitions are busy on /dev/sdb. I was wondering what I could do since it isn't doing anything in the first place. I just want to format the whole thing.
I have a Foxsat receiver/recorder. It allows me to take of programs to a pen drive up to 4GB. Well actually that is pretty useless when a film comes along. I was told to make my pen drive into an ext3 from a Linux OS. I have now OpenSuse 64bit. HOw can I format my pen drive and make it into an EXT3