I figured I could just go in to my Kubuntu desktop and look at the drive. But it has only a lost and found and grub folder with a few files on the root named config-[version]-server (note this is a SCSI). Guessing I'm looking at the boot partition? So how do I mount the other partitions? When I do a fdisk -l I see 3 sdb 1,2,3 (2 and 3 are large, 1 is my boot partition) but when mounting them I get wrong fs type. I was sure its ext3 ( also tried 2 and 4 )? I just left the default 7.04 fs when I installed it. I'm able to put it in my desktop and my server but for the life of me I can figure out how to get at the data.
I'm in the process of building a new Fedora machine. I use the machine for a VMWare server, the file server for the house as well as a Linux desktop for work.My current machine has a single 1.5GB hard drive. The new machine will have a mirrored RAID drive(2TB). I'm also contemplating using a smaller 250GB drive for the OS installation. I would then divide up the 2TB drive into /home and /var/lib/vmware partitions where the bulk of the data would reside.The goal is to be able to unmount the /home and /var/lib/vmware partitions when I need to upgrade the OS version with the data intact and remount them once the new install is complete.
The goal is to keep the family network file shares and my Virtual machines intact while reinstalling the new Fedora OS from scratch. In theory it should work. I just want to mak an (in)sanity check to ensure it will work in practice.
I've installed Arch Linux onto my Western Digital SATA drive.I love it, best ever, however, I need the fglrx proprietry driver for better 3-d performace, and decided to create a new partition. I decided to install Linux Mint.Sadly, in all my noobishness, I forgot about the 4 primary partition limit (oops!) and as I have /, /home, swap, and /boot partitions (all primary) already installed, I have run into a bit of a problem.I resized my /home partition (almost 500GB) to about 225, and was then told I have over 200GB unusable space. Is it possible for me to change at least 1 of my primary partitions to logical partitions AND keep all the data intact (AND edit the arch configuration so that it'll still work) so I can install a second linux? I sincerely doubt it
I have vista and opensuse 11.2 on my computer, the problem is i can't open ext3 partitions from vista but i can the other way. I tried Ext2fsd but the linux partition is always in a read only mood even when i change this option. Also, all folders are empty I downloaded the program as admin and compatable with XP SP2.
First of all: it's been more than 12 years ago since I worked with Linux, and a lot has changed in the meantime. But I considered it a challenge to install Ubuntu 9.10 and lateron upgraded to 10.04 LTS without any troubles, until now:
Except my main partition ("/") all other partitions fail to mount. All NTFS partitions from my other OS and also 2 other linux ext4 partitions I've made are not accessible anymore. and, what bothers me the most: I deleted those 2 new linux partitions in the meantime because I couldn't access them initially because Root was the owner (Duh! root is standard disabled in Ubuntu, right?). After an attempt to try to automount all partitions following the help guides I got now big grey errors on my splashscreen while booting, telling that an error occured with e.g. /media/Backup because it is missing or it cannot be mounted, with 3 options below: waiting, skipping or using a command prompt to solve this. I always choose Skip for safety.
Now if I want to see the content of all my other partitions I got a popup telling me unable to mount e.g. /media/Downloads and the message included:
I am trying to setup fstab to automatically mount my NTFS partitions. I have used various Mount managers to create the entries in fstab. The fstab seems fine, but when mounting at boot or even via Nautilus I get the error message that I do not have permission to mount the disk.
1) Can this permission be set in the fstab file? If so what is the syntax of the fstab entry?
2) If not, is there a tool i.e. GUI to set the mount permissions?
We purchased a new database system at work last October, ditching the old system because of a lack of support from the vendor. This is a retail Point of Sale and Backoffice database system. I am not sure what system the new one runs on, but the system we replaced was a Firebird data base. The reason I am posting is because we are now in need of the information contained in the old database which was not completely imported into the new system.
Basically the problem is this: The database in on a Windows XP system and I found a copy of SQL Manager Lite 2008 on the system, which after quite a bit of studying, I figured out how to extract the database into a removable file. I have this file (178MB) on a USB stick in a file called Backoffice.fbd.
My studying suggests to me that I can get into this database with MySQL. I have never used this and have no clue how to do this. All I want to be able to do get into the database and create tab deliminated spreadsheet files for each of the database sections (Customers, Repairs, Sales History, stock files, etc.) Is it possible to do this with Ubuntu and MySQL and if so, can expert suggest one or two things to get me started. While a guided tutorial would be nice because I am not an expert, I am willing to learn on my own if someone could point me in the right direction.
Just moved to Ubuntu from XP. Whole process has gone very smoothly, but left with a small problem (i.e. it isn't actually affecting usability) that I don't seem to be able to fix and can't find on forums/internet. I also have a problem with the Floppy drive, but I've seen that problem elsewhere in the forums.
It's a dual boot system with both NTFS and Ext4 drives. All are visible and fully accessible. I decided to convert one of the NTFS drive to Ext4. That appeared to be successful and was successfully remounted as an Ext4 drive. The drive label is "Data". I did have a bit of a problem getting it remounted so that I could see/use it under my log-in as opposed to just under root. It's at this point I think that I did something to create the problem.
I now have two entries for "Data" in drop down menu for Places. The true one is shown as a standard hard drive icon, but the false one is shown as a different icon - possibly an external drive icon (note that the floppy drive is also showing as the same icon and I can't access that, but I've seen that's a problem elsewhere in the forums).
I can write and read to the true "Data" hard drive. If I click on the other false "Data" icon, I get the message "mount: /dev/sdd1 already mounted or /media/Data busy mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdd1 is already mounted on /media/Data". If unmount the true drive and try to mount the false drive, the system mounts the true drive instead. If I log into nautilus as root, neither the false data drive or the floppy appear in the left hand panel.
I inadvertently started creating a boot disk over an entire 300GB external hard drive. Needless to say, I had all sorts of data saved on there. I stopped it early on in the process by turning off the drive, but I now I don't know how to salvage what's left.
On my system I have two internal SATA Disk drives, the first one is 120GB and the second one 360GB.
120GB Disk: 1st partition: NTFS (22GB), Windows XP is installed, for playing my games. 2nd partition: NTFS (62GB), The "GAMES" partition, where all the games are installed 3rd partition: EXT4 (25GB), Ubuntu Karmic 4th partition: SWAP space
The 320GB disk is a single NTFS partition, where all my data/files are stored. A couple of days ago I used GPARTED to shrink the 320GB partition and create a new 2GB FAT32 one at the end of it. (Never had any problem before using GPARTED for any filesystem). I put in there some old dos games and rebooted to windows. Then I formatted a diskette as MS-DOS startup disk. I rebooted the computer again and and booted from the FreeDOS LiveCD. After playing for a while I tried the MS-DOS disk, to see if it performed better.
Now Windows XP does not recognize the DATA and GAMES partitions, buts recognizes the fat32 one. In ubuntu they work, but when I try to fix them, it says "run chkdsk". Windows does not recognize them so I cannot do this. I tried to restore Windows XP from a Norton Ghost Backup image file, but its LiveCD does not recognize these partitions either (norton ghost 12 uses vista to boot the live cd).
I had two ext4 partitions; one had data and another didn't. I wanted to merge them using Gparted, but couldn't find the option. So, I deleted the second partition making it unallocated and used the 'resize' option to merge both the partition. Now, the partitions are merged but I LOST THE DATA.. I am seriously f**ked up.... What can I do to get those data back. I haven't done anything to the partitions after data: no adding data, no formatting.
i specifically told ubuntu to install alongside my operation system (windows) and instead it installed over windows and deleted all the other partitions... i had 200gb of data that i completely lost is there anyway to recover this data?
So this is a two part question. My laptop came preinstalled with windows 7, I wanted ubuntu but needed windows to update my zune so I have both operating systems on my laptop. I only used windows for my zune, that was its sole purpose, now my zune is broken and I no longer need windows at all.
First, I downloaded about 20gb of music off of my zune and onto my windows partition, is there any way to transfer files like these from one partition to another? I don't know if that makes sense.
Second, can I unpartition my hard drive so it is purely ubuntu ** without losing all my ubuntu files and stuff **? If that wasn't clear, I want my laptop to just have ubuntu, I want the 40-some gb that I dedicated to windows back for ubuntu, and I don't want to lose all my files, settings, etc. that I already have on my ubuntu partition. Can this be done?
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 in a desktop computer with three disks. SDA with NTFS in SDA1, where I have Windows XP, SDB where I had Ubuntu 10.04, and SDC where I have an NTFS partition. I want to install Ubuntu 10.10 in SDB without loosing the data in SDA and SDC. When I try to install it, when I choose specify manual partition, I only find this: Where is SDB abd SDC? What do I choose in Device for Boot Loader Installation?
I'm running ubuntu 9.10, and created a softraid5 with no problems. Now i need it to automount with user read/write access, and i need to make some network share folders. My fstab has the following line for the raid:
Code: /dev/md0 /media/raid auto rw,user,auto,exec 0 0 After i mounted it, i changed the permission with:
Code: sudo chmod 777 /media/raid/ So now i can create folders and files on it. Then i created some shares, one with guest access and other with no guest access.
Now the questions:
1) If i access the guest shared folder via WinXP, i create files and folders, but they appear locked on ubuntu, so i cant access them until i change the permissions. If i go to proprieties/Permissions, the owner is "nobody".
2) What password do i need to use on WinXP, and i try to access the non-guest shared folded? Do i need to create a user just for that?
Is there any way to specify what partitions of my USB Hard drive automount? There's really only one I want mounted automatically, and I've made three partitions. I'd like it so the one mounts, but the other 2 don't. Possible?
I have a shared NTFS partition ("shared") that I use for data for both Windows and Ubuntu.How can I mount the music folder on shared to $Home/Music, and the Videos folder on shared to $Home/Videos? I want to mount the different folders on the partition to different folders in home.
I have ubuntu installed on 2 hdd. one of my hdd is having a lvm. I am unable to acess the home partition created in this lvm from my other hdd. in fact it is not shown at all inside the explorer window, the whole lvm block itself. if u run disk utility that also does not show the lvm partitions as mounted. So what are the steps required to be done to access those LVM partition from the other disk.
I have 4 partitions. One is Ext4 for Karmic, one is NTFS for WinXP, and the other two are Ext4 where I keep all my stuff.When I boot into Karmic and open Nautilus, none of the last three are auto mounted. When I click on one of them, instead of a window popping out asking me for a sudo password, I get a message as shown below.f I try to mount via sudo in terminal it works, but the files for me are then all read-only. Again, if I open Nautilus as root, all works fine.What I want is the following:- for all 3 partitions to automount on startup;- for all 3 partitions to be owned by me and not by root.I tried editing /etc/fstab, but to no avail. Neither did running "chown" help.
/etc/fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. #
I just installed kubuntu 9.10 and noticed that several partitions (fat32 and ntfs) are mounted automatically after I login. I searched /etc/fstab but found no entries for those partitions. So I guess there may be something like start-up scripts that automatically detect and mount all partitions on the hard disk at boot/login. Does anybody know the location of those scripts (if any)? I want to disable that auto mount.
I have 9.10 and notice that when I look in Places none of my volumes/partitions are mounted - if I click on them I have to enter my user password to authenticate to gain access. My problem is that (with some help) I have set up rsync so it runs when I shut down my PC and backs up my Home folder from a partition on sda to a partition on sdb - this is great but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
I have done some tests and discovered that if I use my PC and never manually mount my backup sdb partition the rsync does not work (I also have GAdmin-rysnc so I can run manually backup but this also will not run if I do no mount the sdb volume). However, if I do mount the sdb backup partition and close down/restart then the backup works. What I need is my sdb backup partition to be automatically mounted every time I switch on - can this be done? I'm sure I had this working in 9.04 (auto mounting) but 9.10 seems not to like it.
On my laptop I have Windows and Ubuntu, and I use Ubuntu very often. How can I auto-mount the NTFS partitions once I run my Ubuntu without the need to manually ask to mount it and confirm with the root password each time and for each partition?
I am booting off a persistent pen drive running Ubuntu 10.04. How do I tell the pen drive O/S to NOT mount any windows partitions by default? I want to keep the drive from being able to modify the windows install.
I have U1004 dual boot with MSW7 and sometimes want to mount those NTFS partitions for mostly reading operations. Ubuntu makes it easy by a single click in Nautilus. How to change this behavior and allow mount NTFS partitions with user's password only, like sudo behavior, for example? In addition, how to mount them read-only?
Note: I mount those NTFS partitions occasionally and there is nothing in fstab about it.
I initially set up my filesystem on a single disk, normal, plain vanilla, with a partition for /var.Just as an example let's say I have in this file system a path /var/lib/temp.Under /temp I want 4 directories /one, /two, /three, and /four so I get /var/lib/temp/one and /var/lib/temp/two, etc. So I created them.Now I want to separate the directories /one, /two, /three and /four such that each is on its own partition. I create the four partitions and then copy into the appropriate partition /one, /two, /three, and /four. Of course all the stuff inside of those directories are moved over as well.
In fstab I locate a mount point called /var/lib/temp, located just below the /var mount point, and it is on the line with the partition that holds /one.Save fstab, mount -a and it works. Back to fstab, add a second line below the first with same mount point but this time with the partition for /two.Mount -a and /one fails and /two is up. So yes, I can't just put the fstab file together the way I did. I see that clear as day. Last line wins. What I don't see is how to make it right.