How to extend the Ubuntu Linux hard disk size to use full capacity ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 23, 2010
I wonder if this is possible to extend or regrow the Linux hard disk partition from 8 GB to 20 GB without losing the existing data on the partition ?
at the moment this Ubuntu Linux is deployed on top of VMware and I've just regrow the hard drive from 8 GB into 20 GB but can't see the effect immediately.
can anyone suggest how to do this without losing the data ?
and I found some strange error message when i do the fdisk -l ?
error unable to unmount /cdrom wile installing ubuntu from hard disk using unetbootin
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 11, 2009
so i curently have xubuntu Xfce installed on my computer, and i am trying to swithch to ubuntu super OS using the program unetbootin and installing the ISO right on the hard drive. (i also tried this with mint linux and got the same error) i can get in the instalation menu and partition it, but when it starts to install i get and error that says it cannot unmount /cdrom please close all programs using it and try again. so i am no computer wiz or linux wiz for that matter, i am just getting into linux and i am still trying to learn as much as i can, but from what i do no i have tried to go into the terrminal and using the bash command "umount" mannually unmount /cdrom from the live boot and it says that it is busy, so now i don't know what to do. . i tried it in Xfce before i restart "sudo umount /cdrom &" and it still doesn't work sorry if i seem retarded lol but im still new to all this.
this is the exact error message:
failed to unmount partitions
How can I increase Ubuntu virtual hard disk partition?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 18, 2011
I have Ubuntu 10.10 running as guest OS via Vmware player on Windows 7 host.
I need to increase size of Ubuntu virtual disk. I've increases size of virtual hard disk via VMware olayer and now able to see extra unallocated space in Ubuntu Gparted utility.
But obviously I am not able to re-size partition I am running from How can I increase Ubuntu virtual hard disk partition?
Should I install Ubuntu into Hard Disk for installing Java or Hadoop
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
I am a beginner in Ubuntu. I want to install Hadoop and Sun Java. After downloading, I have written Ubuntu 12.10 to a DVD. I am also able to boot from the CD. I am currently able to boot from Ubuntu DVD and I do not want to install Ubuntu into Hard Disk to save space. I want to know whether I need to install Ubuntu operating system into my Hard Disk to install Java 6 or hadoop on Ubuntu.?
I have a 64 bit laptop which is currently running on Windows 7 home.
Simple method of ubuntu installation on hard disk
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 22, 2013
I want to install ubuntu 13.04 on my hard disk. Currently i have ubuntu 9.0 running on my system. Portion of hard disk also contains windows 7.0 partition which i dont mind if get disturbed during installation. Earlier i have tried to install ubuntu using usb stick but it does not work. I have also read about installation of ubuntu using start up disk. I want to use usb as a start up disk but i dont know the whole procedure.
Currently i have
Is ubuntu installation impossible from hard disk iso ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 24, 2008
Asking this questions to experts since many days.
Some says to buy CD-Drives, and bootable pendrives. Can't anyone just straightly answer my question that its not possible from hard disk ?
Puppy Linux hard disk install (replacing Ubuntu 6.10)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 20, 2007
I am trying to install Puppy Linux 2.16 to the hard disk of an old laptop to create a "rapid startup" environment for impromptu notetaking and other light tasks. The ISO disk of the system I have burnt works well as a live CD, but I have hit a problem when trying to install the system to the hard disk. When I log on now, a GRUB text screen gives me a choice of installing to a floppy or the hard disk, but none of the options seems to work. I would like the finished system to boot straight into the operating system with no options and no password. I am a novice with GRUB and the Shell, but would appreciate any advice on getting the setup to as near "instant on" as possible.
I am trying to replace an existing, working, Ubuntu 6.10 installation with the Puppy Linux. Compaq Armada E300 notebook, PIII 500MHz, 384Mb memory, 60 Gb hard drive.
GRUB hard disk error on fresh ubuntu RAID install
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 28, 2008
Clean install of Gutsy Server, set up partitions manually for softwareRAID like so:
Drive 1: auto partitioned into 2 partitions, root and swap
drive 2: same as drive one
changed all 4 partitions to "use as physical volume for RAID"
disks 3 and 4: one partition, use for RAID.
set up RAID as RAID1, 3 different devices: 1 for root, 1 for swap(disks 1 and 2), 1 for home (on disks 3 and 4)
went back to partitioner, set raid device 1, which happened to be the home partition, to mount as /home
set raid device 2 to mount as /
set raid device 3 to mount as swap
wrote changes to disk, finished installation, and got the "GRUB hard disk error"
I know from googling that this means grub can't map the disk geometry, which isn't very suprising.
Booted into knoppix and both RAID devices are there, and root has all the stuff in it it's supposed to have.
Did i do something wrong? possibly RAIDing the swap is wrong? What do i do next?
Hard Disk Failing Error in Ubuntu 9.10
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 1, 2009
I am new to Ununtu, but not to computers.
I installed Ubuntu last week, and got a hard disk failing error. I bought a new one, then got a Hard Disk failing error on another HD. I don't understand the possibility of 2 failing in a week, when they both were only 5 months old. I looked online and found “ubuntu 9.10 - failing hard disk bad sectors error” post, and have been trying to follow the instructions.
sudo fsck -pcfv /dev/sda
sudo apt-get install smartmontools
sudo smartctl --test=long /dev/sda
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
where sda is the name of your server. When I type
sudo apt-get install smartmontools it gives me the option to hit y/n then I get this screen
┌────────────────────────┤ Postfix Configuration ├─────
Master Hard Disk Error after installing Ubuntu 8.10 hard disk died
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 8, 2009
(Also posted here: Ubuntu Forums; please check there, too).
I'm a newbe to Linux and I need help.
Here is my problem...
In short: after installing Ubuntu on one WD 500 GB hard disk and after making mistake and pasting wrong code into Terminal:
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