I have recovered a whole dying hard drive using the command ddrescue, only 8192 byte out of 4.3 gigabyte are unreadable.I have used the command (gnu) ddrescue /dev/sdb DiskImage.img..But unfortunatly this way i have a full-disk image that is not mountable... ( or at least i don't know how to mount it ), and the disk doesn't seem to work anymore that good... ( crack crack crack... ).To see the partitions inside the "big" file, i have used fdisk -l, and damn there is only one partition, but how can i mount the content???
I know i could use photorec foremost or similar software, but since the disc image is almost perfect, i would be able to preserve file names, paths and dates...The last idea would be to mount it as a full-drive image with Virtualbox... But transferring data would be quite annoying.
I purchased a FREECOM 1,5TB external USB-HDD and find out that there was FAT32 as FS. I windos there are not posasible to make bigger FAT32-partition than 32GB. I wan't to have windos-FS to use my work and on my freinds computers.Do you think I could format to NTFS or keep the FAT32? I don't have any big files.
So I tried adding a new, 2nd hard drive to my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop for some additional storage and only managed to kill my system so that it won't boot up anymore (I just get a blinking cursor after the BIOS does its thing).I could sure use a little help getting back to a functioning system, and then adding the second drive. I tried following the instructions from this link to add the 2nd drive:
(So the forum rules won't let me post the link, neato. Here it is with spaces added): h t t p s : / / h e l p . u b u n t u . c o m / c o m m u n i t y / I n s t a l l i n g A N e w H a r d D r i v e
possible to make a flashdrive behave like keyboard. I recon there must be some good reasons not to. Because I can imagine some situations where this comes in verry handy.For example a script that executes gives login tab password enter and readies the next login for the next computer.This way I could just plug the flashdrive in, let type, plug it out and continue.
using suse 11.3 and kde 4.4.4 on the mounted fat32 partition I cannot change icons partition is mounted in fstab in this way:/dev/sda8/ /dati vfat user, users, gid=users, umask=0002, utf8=true, 0, 0.I can create files folders modify, move and save them on the partition but if I try to change the icon (in dolphin right click>properties>click on icon) of the /eros folder (or any other folder or link) system gives me this error:impossibile salvare le proprieta' , non hai accesso sufficiente per scrivere su /dati/eros/.directory tha in english is something like this: impossoble save properties, you havent enough permission access to write on /dati/eros/.directory this happen also as superuser I remember that with suse 11.0 or 10.3 I was able to change icons on fat32 partitions, now with 11.3 I cannot, there ought to be a way to do what I did with the previous version with this 11.3 brand new ad more advanced version shouldn't it?
root@martin-desktop:~# tail -n0 -f /var/log/messages Jan 29 01:43:23 martin-desktop kernel: [440650.637531] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8 Jan 29 01:43:23 martin-desktop kernel: [440650.776107] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
When I set "USB flash drive" as a first bootable device in BIOS, I get SYSLINUX "boot:" prompt and it loads both "vmlinuz" and "initrd.gz", but finally I end up in BusyBox prompt and following message:
"Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev ALERT! does not exist. Dropping to a shell!"
Last boot message which I see is "Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0".what might cause such behavior? Did I miss anything while preparing USB flash drive?
I have a USB drive of 4 GB and I want to make the drive as bootable. I used the command /sbin/mkbootdisk --device /dev/sdb1 "kernal version" ( sdb1 is my pen drive).When i ran this cmd,it gave me an error saying not enough space to write.
I have a second hard drive in my desktop and both the main dirve and second drive are 250GB. I use the second drive for backups, both manual and using back in time. The other day I noticed that the second drive was formated in FAT32. If I go to disk utility and look at the drive it says:Usage:FilesystemPartition Type:Linux (0x83)Type:FAT(32-bit version)Is this ok? I thought in Linux it should be Ext4. So far its been working fine for a while now but if I need to move my files and re format it to ext4 and move them back I would rather do it now when there is less data on the drive.
I need to make my root partition bigger to add more free space. Is there a Linux version that will fit on a small usb flash drive that has the tools I need? I plan to boot a Linux distro from a flash drive in order to resize the partition.
I have a flash drive that I use to sync my work- and home-computers. Rsync has occasional issues syncing between FAT32 (which I use on my flash drive b/c it's universal) and EXT3.
I decided to create an EXT3 partition on the flash drive in an attempt to alleviate the rsync woes. My problem is that when I create the partition using GParted, Ubuntu auto-mounts it with Root as the owner. I had GParted check the drive, and it found no errors to repair.
One other weird thing is that the EXT3 partition shows 84.7MB being used immediately after creating the new partition.
The FAT32 partition mounts fine, is read/write, and only shows 4KB used after the new partition scheme.
I tried doing new partitions a number of times, with EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4 just to see if that mysteriously made a difference. Each time that partition would mount w/ Root as owner.
So my girlfriend came back from a holiday and it results that she somehow ( dont ask me how) wiped out vista from her hd pavillion laptop. There`s nothing there, the pc doesn't have a guarantee anymore so I thought, what the heck, I could install an ubuntu 10.4 there. It's a nice machine so it should run nicely.
I made her try ubuntu on my laptop and she likes it so she gave me a green light to do it. So how should I go about it? boot the live cd and when I get to the partition part just tell the installer to overwrite the whole c drive and make the partition automatically? I'm kind of a noob so I wouldnt want to mess things up more than what they are.
I created a bootable Debian installer on my USB flash drive. The Debian Installation Guide advises;
The hybrid image on the stick does not occupy all the storage space, so it may be worth considering using the free space to hold firmware files or packages or any other files of your choice. This could be useful if you have only one stick or just want to keep everything you need on one device. Create a second, FAT partition on the stick, mount the partition and copy or unpack the firmware onto it.
I want to put non free firmware packages on the stick but when I try to create a FAT partition in the free space using Disk Utility I get the following error;
Error creating partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_add_partition: device_file=/dev/sdb, start=661837824, size=7507093504, type= Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=8168931328) MSDOS_MAGIC found looking at part 0 (offset 0, size 657457152, type 0x00) new part entry
I formatted the drive to clear it, created a new FAT partition and copied the Debian.iso to it again. When I tried again to create a partition in the free space the same error occurred.
I've a flash drive that it's partitions formatted as fat32, ex4 and encrypted ext4. It works fine on the system that I've formatted it on, but when I try to use it on my other Linux distributions I get these problems:
* ext4 partition accessible by root only. * after entering my pass-phrase I get
Code: /dev/mapper/udisks-luks-uuid-***** uid1000 is mounted What I'm asking for is a way to create the ext4 file system without being attached to some UID and to be accessible by any user.
I am trying to install an ARM version of Ubuntu onto an SD card for a BeagleBoard from a .img file downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/. I have tried several files of .img and .raw downloaded from several places. I am using 'dd' on a PC running Ubuntu 10.0.4. My question doesn't relate to the BeagleBoard at all since I never get that far. The files for Angstrom that I copy directly onto a formatted SD card boot up fine on the BeagleBoard, but I need Ubuntu on there and can't do it with these image files. The command I use is:
sudo dd if=<the downloaded file> of=/dev/sdb1 After it asks the root password, it chugs along for some time and then gives what appears to be a successful response like the following. (This time it was for the Maverick version of Ubuntu in a .raw file):
leiphasw@dell-linux:~/Downloads/ArmMaverickUbuntu$ sudo dd if=maverick-preinstalled-netbook-armel+omap.raw of=/dev/sdb1 4090632+0 records in 4090632+0 records out 2094403584 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 167.38 s, 12.5 MB/s
I got tired of dual booting on my old computer so on the new computer I am planning to run XP on VMware Player. The problem is that on the new computer neither Ubuntu or XP can "see" the FAT32 partition. I intend to use the FAT32 partition for photo images and old Windows files and need access from both Ubintu and XP.
I have a partition that I want to put Debian on, and I'm using UNetbootIn, and whenever I try to use it, I can't make it install to my drive. The only option is for my C drive. Can you tell me another way to install Debian to my partition. Do I need to make the partition a logical drive?
I've a new format in my HDD and put win7 and ubuntu 10.04. I made a partition about 50GB so that i can get files from ubuntu to windows and the other way around.I can see that partition in windows but not in ubuntu.
I have a partition to share files between Ubuntu and Windows, sometimes it becomes read-only but it's always reversible, this time it seems completely locked, all folders even have lock symbols and I can't change any file even if I open nautilus as root.
I can use it through windows with no problems, and have tried using PySDM to modify it but it's still the same.
What im trying to do is install ubuntu on to an external hard drive, partition it and make it work. ive got a problem, as i have 200GB of games and other things already on that drive, before you say "copy it to another drive and then back" i cant, i dont have any other drives apart from my internal which has only got 20 gig left
I'm installing a new SSD this upcoming weekend. My thought was to go easy on it so it lasts longer by putting my swap files on a mechanical drive instead of the SSD. I don't - however - want to waste space for swap files. It would be nice if I could use the same 6GB FAT32 partition for swap files for both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Is this possible? It might not even be necessary though, I have enough RAM that I rarely use the swap file at all (I've even considered going without swap all together), so it probably won't pose a huge load to the drive.
I am dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu 10.04 using grub. I am using a 1tb samsung hard drive. Ubuntu has 750gb and windows has 250gb. I want 500gb of my HD to be FAT32 so I can put all of my music, pictures, and videos on it. I don't have more than 100gb used on either partition.
I have done quite a bit of searching and browsing, but I can't find a good step by step guide to do this. I am guessing I need to figure out how to use fdisk?
I purchased a new HD and my goal is to have a Windows partition, an Ubuntu partition, (a swap partition of course), and large fat32 partition for storing data to be used on both the Windows and the Ubuntu side.
I am installing from USB and do not yet have a copy of Windows to install. I keep getting an error saying that the attempt to mount vfat failed.
I have a sandisk sd card with 3 partitions two ext2 and one fat 32 partition for some reson Ubuntu only automounts two ext2 partitions. I've tried inserting another card with only one fat32 partition and the system doesn't mount it. Both cards are visible in gparted byt not in "Places" menu.