Fedora :: Sfdisk Refuses To Work - Says Sda Is Busy ?

Feb 26, 2010

I have 2 HDs, an old one with LVM (sda) with two partitions, sda1 and sda2, and the new one without LVM (sdb). I want to format the old sda device. I tried with sfdisk, but it says that the sda is busy:

But there is no call in /etc/fstab to sda, I did a /sbin/swapoff -a, and this is the output of df:

lsof tells me no one is using sda, sda1 or sda2.

So, why does sfdisk refuse to work?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Vlc Refuses To Work?

Jan 31, 2010

I have tried to install vlc on my ubuntu 9.04. Initially all went fien, vlc was here and did work. I tiried to uniinstall, then install again, still no cure. what went here wrong? And how to correct all?

next time I tried to run it, nothing happened, no process of vlc could be found and so I tried to start it form cmd with following results:


(<unknown>:5056): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_realize: assertion `GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (widget) || GTK_IS_INVISIBLE (widget)' failed
(<unknown>:5056): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_realize: assertion `GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (widget) || GTK_IS_INVISIBLE (widget)' failed
(<unknown>:5056): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_pango_context_get_for_screen: assertion `GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed


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Nov 29, 2010

how to use NX in the simplest possible way. I have two computers - remote with client apps and local with X server.

I managed to start nxproxy on both, but when I try to run a program on the remote one, I get "Protocol not specified" errors:


# nxproxy -C
NXPROXY - Version 3.3.0
Copyright (C) 2001, 2007 NoMachine.


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Apr 25, 2010

I replaced a broken WinXP install with Ubuntu 9.10 x32 on my kids PC and the install and OS itself seems to be fine. When connecting the Netgear WG111v2 USB dongle so that they can get internet access things aren't so good. Firstly the startup and shutdown of the machine get big pauses (around 2 minutes at a time) and there are also big pauses and a general slowdown of the machine while in use that doesn't happen with the dongle disconnected. I wouldn't mind that so much but I can't get the damn thing to connect under ubuntu to our home network. I left an old Win2k partition intact on the machine and I'm glad I did as it means that I've been able to install the drivers to make sure that it all works under Windows, which it does.

It probably makes little difference but the light on the dongle is off for the majority of the time and only lights up briefly on seemingly random occasions. Also, I have no entries for Network Manager in my menus, and the system tray applet doesn't give me the options and tabs that are mentioned in some peoples posts in this forum (ie I can't change the computer name for example), sometimes the system tray applet disappears altogether.

With the dongle attached typing lsusb into the terminal sometimes shows just the USB hubs and sometimes also shows an entry with the WG111 included (and sometimes with big pauses). nm-tool sometimes shows just the motherboard NIC (disconnected), sometimes the WG111 too (also disconnected) and sometimes it just throws up several error messages with pauses between each one. dmesg showed an entry for the dongle on the occasion that I tried it.

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Nov 13, 2010

So I've searched all over the web and followed every bit of instruction that I could. I get bluetooth manager to detect my phone and it pairs up without any problem. Even when I set it up to connect to play streaming music from the phone it links up but I hear nothing from the speakers. Of course, in pulseaudio I do see "Internet Phone", but there's no way I can edit it. And whenever I try to do this step, I get a failure

Now we need to tell PulseAudio that your Bluetooth headset exists:

pactl load-module module-alsa-sink device=btheadset
pactl load-module module-alsa-source device=btheadset

Failure: Module initalization failed

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May 13, 2011

I have recently been pulling my hair out with Gnome-Shell. I had Gnome3 including the shell up and running as soon as it was ready in the stable repos. However it recently refused to work after the update to 3.0.1 hit the stable repository. Today I did a complete reinstall of OpenSUSE 11.4 from the gnome desktop CD, NVIDIA drivers are correctly installed and working. Gnome3 has been installed via the one-click method on top of this FRESH install. Yet still my gnome-shell freezes after login, I am running in fallback mode now. Really cannot see what can have gone wrong this time, nothing out of the ordinary has been knowingly installed at all. I'd really love to get my desktop up and running to how it used to be.

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Ubuntu :: LAMP: Mod_rewrite, Imagick Refuses To Work In One Folder?

Feb 19, 2011

I have ubuntu 10.10. I installed apache2 Php mysql and phpmyadmin through the package handler. it worked after that I instaled Imagemagick , and imagick for PHP. than I installed mod_rewrite for appache2. I created a folder in /var/www/ called shimmie. I copied there my codes and after setting up htaccess it worked fine. url rewrite worked. thumbnails with imagick appeared along with normal images. Yesterday I got another webpage project. but it required apache mod_ expires and mod_headers and installed it. And installed Xdebug for PHP. after this I put the webpage to another /var/www/ folder called fashion. Now in fashion everything works as its needs to: url rewrite , expires.. everything. But now my original folder shimmi, doesnt works: no url rewrite, no imagick thumbnails nor the original image shows up.

the folder belongs to my user and set is that every thing can read it and write it.

EDIT: I even copied the shimmie folder toa new and still didnt work, so i re created it... and still doesn't work.... why is thats the only thing that cant use .htacces and imagick?


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Jun 16, 2011

So, after an update my sound stopped working at all. Music won't even play on Banshee. I tried fixing this several ways with no luck. Now, my computer's sound output is stuck at "Dummy".

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General :: Differences Between Fdisk And Sfdisk?

Dec 13, 2010

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Software :: Sfdisk Starts Partition From Sector 1 Instead Of 63?

May 1, 2011

Slackware 13.1,using "sfdisk".I need to use this one as it can be used in a non-interactive mode,"parted"is not a solution for me.Inside my own script I make the partition like this:


set `losetup -f`; dev=$1
`losetup $dev $out`
sfdisk $dev << EOF

However after formatting this single partition in FAT16 I can see the drive in my emulated Windows311, but not use it. It says that the drive cannot be accessed. When I do the same thing interactively with fdisk it all works. When inspecting the partitions in both cases via "fdisk -ul" I see that whenever sfdisk is used to create the partition it is created starting from the 1 sector. Whenever fdisk is used it is created from 63 sector (which is correct of course). How can I make my sfdisk start the partition not from the 1st sector, but also from the 63 so that OS wouldn't have problem with that?

I tried like this:


sfdisk -uS $dev << EOF

But it then just says that the partition does not end on the boundary. Trying to see the content with fdisk -ul says that partition table is incorrect. So doing it this way doesn't work.

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Jul 16, 2010

Something bad happened to my partition table,so right now I'm working from a Live CD. My partition table is completely screwed, although the data on the lost partitions hasn't been overwritten. I've been messing around with TestDisk for about an hour, but I still didn't figure out how to fix my problem. Before the crash, I had 5 partitions:

ext4 - 20GB

and here comes the extended partition:

linux swap - 8 GB
NTFS - 400GB

TestDisk can see all those five partitions. I can mark swap as Logical, but I can't do so with the 400GB NTFS partition - there is just no selection. Turning on "expert mode" didn't help. I have read about using sfdisk to fix partition table, but I don't think I'm able to do it by myself.

Here's how it looks in TestDisk:


Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60802 255 63
Partition Start End Size in sectors
D HPFS - NTFS 0 1 1 3915 254 63 62910477
D HPFS - NTFS 3916 0 1 4959 254 63 16771860 [Windows XP]


I've filled sizes according to TestDisk's findings. First 3 partitions were OK, the problem lies in the extended partition holding 2 logical ones. By the way, TestDisk is able to enter the 400gb partition and see the files.

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Apr 12, 2010

anyone have a script they'd be willing to share that auto detects and wipes all partitions off a drive and recreates a new one and then does a mkfs on it?

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Fedora :: Cannot Unmount Because Device Is Busy

Feb 26, 2011

HP 210 Mini
Fedora 14 xfce

I have inserted my handy drive. However, when I right click and select unmount I get the following message:

An application is preventing the volume "New Volume" from being unmounted

So I try from the command line:

umount /dev/sdb1
And I get the following message:

umount: /media/New Volume: device is busy. All I have done is copied some files to my handy drive. So I am not sure what process is keeping my handy drive busy.

Is there any command that I can use to see what process of anything else is using the handy drive?

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Fedora :: XFS Mount Failed - Device Or Resource Busy

Sep 8, 2011

After upgrading to fedora 15, I have problems mounting XFS filesystem.

The short tale:
08:01:38 localhost root>mount -t xfs -vv /dev/sdb1 /data/disks/old
mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /data/disks/old busy
08:01:39 localhost root>fuser /data/disks/old
08:01:41 localhost root>lsof /data/disks/old
08:01:44 localhost root>xfs_repair -t 1 /dev/sdb1
xfs_repair: cannot open /dev/sdb1: Device or resource busy
08:01:48 localhost root>fuser -mu /dev/sdb1
08:02:08 localhost root>dmesg | tail -n 5
[1655779.759764] SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
[1659275.905756] SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block/inode numbers, no debug enabled
[1659275.908745] SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
[1659389.154986] SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block/inode numbers, no debug enabled
[1659389.156519] SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem

Device is not mounted, and directory is not in use, it has just been created. There is nothing in log files that could remotely point the cause. After removing device (echo 1 > /sys/block/sdb/device/delete) and reattaching it, disk started working.

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Jun 10, 2010

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Jul 31, 2010

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System config:
VMware on a MacPro
2GB Ram, 2CPUs


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Fedora :: Home Folder Showing Busy - No Contents Are Displayed

Jan 31, 2011

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Fedora Installation :: Error Creating Partition - Device Or Resource Busy

Jul 19, 2011

So I cant seem to be able to install fedora 15. I think it is the disk. I have windows 7 already installed (and would like to keep it) It was installed on the end of the hard drive leaving a 100 GB chunk in the center of the drive open and unformatted (this may be the problem). Anyway I used the live cd and tried to format the unformatted partition to exf but it gives me this error

Error creating partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_add_partition: device_file=/dev/sda, start=105906176, size=104752742400, type=EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=500107862016)
found partition type 0xee => protective MBR for GPT
Exiting MS-DOS parser
Entering EFI GPT parser
GPT magic found
Leaving EFI GPT parser
EFI GPT partition table detected
containing partition table scheme = 3
got it
got disk
new partition
added partition start=105905664 size=512
committed to disk
Error doing BLKPG ioctl with BLKPG_ADD_PARTITION for partition 2 of size 105905664 at offset 512 on /dev/sda: Device or resource busy

Do I have to reinstall windows for this to work or is there something I can try to do.

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Mar 13, 2010

I installed my updates this morning, except for the nss packages which refused to work. So I just installed the other packages and left the nss package. When I rebooted my computer X would not load. I managed to track down an error by typing "startx" from the command line:


symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libXi.so.6: undefined symbol: XESetWireToEventCookie

All I did was update my computer and have not done anything else to the system. Also, I found this: [URL] And I can not but notice that the version of libX11 available from yum is not 1.3.3. Could there have been a packaging error with the updates?

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Apr 4, 2010

I just fired up Rhythmbox and threw all my MP3s into it.. but whilst it plays files, the slider bar just refuses to move, so there is no way to seek through an mp3.

How can I fix this? It's kinda useless without seeking for me.. all those long mixes.

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Nov 3, 2009

Proftpd has been running OK until recently, when I tried to connect using my laptop. All I get is the proftpd-socket file under /var/run/proftpd/ I cant' find any log files with error messages in them. I have checked /var/log/messages - nothing in there either. I have rebooted the machine after re-installing proftpd. Still it wont start Is there any way to find out why proftpd has decided not to start any more?

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[root@Hogar ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: appmarket, fastestmirror, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-
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Jun 28, 2010

On a fedora 10 server i have installed a samba server.When i log in from Mac OS X as user 'jody' with my password for the server,i get access to the directories on the server.But when user 'ani' logs in with her password for the server,the connection is refused.Both users can log in directly at the server.For user 'jody' the entries in the samba log are:

[2010/06/28 17:07:25, 0] lib/util_sock.c:matchname(1749)
matchname: host name/address mismatch: ::ffff:xxx.yyy.zzz.115 != tester.uzh.ch


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Oct 29, 2010

I have a set up with a computer that has two network cards and is connected to two networks. Both networks connect to the internet via separate routers that have DHCP enabled. I can set one of the routers up to do port forwarding to the computer without any complications but if I want to do the same on the other router the port forwarding from it doesn't work and I can't reach the system.

I know for a fact that the services are accessible from both networks and both routers can forward ports to other computers in their network. The networks are and I've tried turning off iptables but that didn't change anything.

Is there any kind of setting that could prevent the interface on the computer to reject traffic using NAT or something?

If I disable the interface on the working network (ifdown eth1) then suddenly eth0 on the other networks starts accepting requests sent to it via the router that does the port forwarding. I do however want to emphasize that services work just fine as long as the requests originate from either of the networks they are on.

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Is there a way to fix this? I seems like my machine just doesn't like linux?

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When I run lshw it shows me:

I looked on the web and this forum for clues and someone suggested installing kmod-ndiswrapper. So I installed the yum rpm-fusion repository and an ndiswrapper for my kernel ------ and nothing's changed.

When I do an lsmod I get:

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Nov 21, 2010

I have a strange problem with evolution in Fedora 14. I run my own mail servers (Postfix and Dovecot) on localhost. This all worked great in F13 but now evolution refuses to connect to the localhost imap server. If I connect from my laptop (also F14) i.e. not from the localhost all works fine and great with evolution. I deleted all the config and started again to no avail. I also created a new user and logged in with this user and I still get the same so looks not to be user config issue.
evolution --debug=evo.debug.txt returns nothing useful.
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Jun 17, 2009

I installed F11 x86 from the DVD onto one of my machines using a total of 4 partitions:

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2. /
3. /home
4. swap

I then created an image of the first 3 partitions with fsarchiver and restored it onto a second machine (with different hardware). Grub was loaded onto the second machine as well without a problem. The new cloned install will get past grub fine but the kernel hangs. After removing 'rhgb quiet' from the boot options, I can see that the last message outputted to the console is something about the PS/2 mouse - this doesn't make sense as the mouse is working perfectly fine.

Additionally, I can still reboot using ctrl-alt-delete so the kernel/CPU must still be responsive. I have tried troubleshooting the various pieces of hardware, so I'm guessing it's something with the clone. All the cloned filesystems appear to be fully intact; the partition UUID's are all the same. I've even tried changing the UUID's both in grub and /etc/fstab to hardcoded /dev/sdaX , but this does not fix anything.

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Feb 22, 2011

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