Questions tagged [gnome-disks]

GNOME Disks is a utility that allows users to handle storage devices. It uses udisks as its underlying engine.

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Mkusb error leading to unusable flash drive (mangled partition table)

I struggled to title this so if you have a better title please edit or request a change. Trying to dual-boot windows and Ubuntu. I used mkusb to create a bootable Ubuntu disk, installed it, then went ...
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How to edit/resize an LVM partition graphically (with a GUI)?

I want to resize an LVM partition (i.e. I actually want to increase the root / mount and decrease the /home), because I am running low on disk space on one virtual partition. Now People say LVM have ...
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Cannot format USB stick

I have a problem with my disk. I put an ISO file (which should be bootable) and I cannot format my disk anymore. File system of the disk: iso9660 Label: CDROM $ fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 977....
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Partitions not showing up and gnome-disks not turning on

I've recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Linux Ubuntu and had some issues with it. Everything was fine, but yesterday my Windows Partitions just disappeared from Files application. I had 2 other ...
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Manually copying home directory - copy .ecryptfs too?

I am making a copy of my important files because I'm gonna reinstall my laptop. I tried to use the disks program to create a Partition Image, but I can't unmount the partition (partition is busy). A ...
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Why are my LVM Partition Sizes Different to What I have Entered?

I'm trying to create a 64GB LVM partition for my root volume. lvcreate -L 64G volume0 -n lv_root However, when I start gnome-disks the partition is listed as 69GB? Incidentially this is the same ...
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Spin down of Icy Box Raid Enclosure not working

I am running Ubuntu server 18.04 and I am using an ICY BOX IB-RD2253-U31 enclosure with two WD Black disks (no NAS disks) in RAID 1 mode (mirror). I want to put the two disks in sleep mode / spin ...
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why can gnome disks not format ext2 or ext3?

Why does the GUI tool for formatting disks have no option to format with ext2 and ext3 filesystems? Why would a tool used for formatting exclude these filesystems? What is the rationale behind this ...
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Linux stops detecting new disks/block devices after certain number

I have a computer I use for imaging disks running Ubuntu 16.04. Each disk is inserted into a USB 3.0 dock, imaged/wiped, and then disconnected. The disks don't have any mounted filesystems which need ...
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Refreshing SMART data on my external HDD boosts slow transfer speed

I'm working on Linux Mint 18.3, and I have a Seagate Backup Plus 2TB external HDD. I've had a few minor problems with the drive which I was able to fix, but I've hit a really problematic snag. ...
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How to format a usb flash drive to Ext2?

When I use a GUI environment, I have there only ext4, NTFS, FAT and other, but I need to type their name. I tried one time to type there ext2, but it seems it gets stuck. I was waiting a lot and it ...
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Boot time has drastically increased after restoring partition

I have made a backup of my Linux Mint Xfce partition and I have restored it (all with "Disks" - gnome-disks) twice. (More here). The partition includes all the system (no separate partitions between /...
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How to correctly restore system partition (iso image) with 'Disks'

I have been able to backup and restore a Linux Mint system partition with 'Disks' (command to run: gnome-disks; package to install: gnome-disk-utility) from a live session, but I am not sure that was ...
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Why can't I mount hard drive to previous mount point?

I reformatted my hard drive and am setting it up using gnome-disks. It used to be mounted to /home/hdd. Now, it works when I mount it to any location except /home/hdd. For example, /home/hdd1 works. ...
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udisks SMART / APM stopped working?

I have a laptop with the accursed Western Digital hard drive. I have used SMART to look at Load/Unload cycles (smartctl -a|grep Load). They increase too fast towards the 300,000 lifetime limit. I ...
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Change gnome disk utility to use binary units

When I open gnome disk utility it shows disk capacities in decimal. Is there a way to make it so that it displays disk sizes in binary? I'm running gnome 3.22.1 on Debian sid.
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Can I find out the auto-mount options?

If I edit mount options, I can untick "Automatic Mount Options" and define my own. However, I would like to use those options it would normally use as automatic ones, just with one change (mount on ...
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Write-benchmark of gnome-disks

Does the write-benchmark of gnome-disks write back the original data after the test? It is destructive? The Benchmark Settings window only states this: Please back up important data before using the ...
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GNOME Disks Sample Size

I'm trying to use GNOME Disks to test my disk performance and, according to my previous experience, I'd like to set the sample size to 8K, 16K and 32K. However, I see the minimal sample size in its ...