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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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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Sep 17, 2009

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Feb 21, 2010

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?

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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

[Code]...

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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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Jul 27, 2009

I looked around for threads addressing this issue and some have come close to answering it, but I have yet to see a definitive yes or no. Anyway - Here's my issue:

Background:
I can SSH into my home computer (Ubuntu 9.04 running Gnome) from work (Win XP Pro) using RealVNC via Putty tunnels. This has been working flawlessly for me for awhile now. I was messing around in the terminal window and accidentally rebooted the linux box (home computer) while I was at work. No big deal I thought. So I re-start the Putty connection, and it is back up in no time. Then I try to start the VNC connection, and no go, connection refused. I remember seeing that in order for the VNC connection to work, I had to be logged into the Gnome desktop already on the Ubuntu box.

Question:
Is it possible to log in and start up a Gnome desktop session from the terminal command line in Putty so I can get the VNC connection back?

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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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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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Apr 13, 2016

After reboot I can start it, no problem here. But if I close root terminal and trying to open it again - it won't open.

If to open it from user terminal, it gives me:

Code: Select allgksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 1

The only thing comes to my mind is that right after installation I opened root terminal and:

- kept a tick on "remember password"
- put a tick on "save in the keyring".

I guess the last tick is the problem. I installed debian 8.4 in virtualbox and specifically kept the tick where it should be and I can start root terminal many times w/o any problem. How I can fix that?

I do realize that I can get root privileges in terminal. I guess it's more about convenience.

I tried to google it, but no luck. Just to name few:

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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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Apr 26, 2011

I installed gnome 3.0 through the one installer, and now every time I start kde I get a gnome terminal that says
Code:

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** (orca:4321): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowActions' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'
** (orca:4321): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowMoveResizeMask' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

It keeps shrinking everytime I try to expand it a bit, I had to edit > select all and copy to be able to read it. And it sounds like it's trying to play a sound that sounds like welcome, but it gets cut off, it also makes a sound when closing it. I'm assuming this was supposed to be a first time run thing for gnome but it keeps showing up in kde.

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I have been using Fedora 11 for some time and I ran into a major problem today. I had installed some packages by yum (especially bacula-related) and erased them. Now I can't use gnome-terminal as root. Quote:

[webman@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
su: incorrect password

The password is correct, but it is not accepted as such.

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Quote:

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Then i decided to use the xterm client instead. But still didn't work

Quote:

Cannot start xterm -T R1 -e 'telnet 127.0.0.1 2000' >/dev/null 2>&1 &: No such file or directory

The last option I had was using Kconsole (linux kde) but still it doesn't work. And i get the same error message

Quote:

Cannot start /usr/lib/kde4/bin/konsole --new-tab -p tabtitle=R1 -e telnet 127.0.0.1 2000 >/dev/null 2>&1 &: No such file or directory

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[sudo] password for tenhi:

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P.S. i tried to run nautilus as root but that did not work either, and gave me these error:

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