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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Is it possible to increase the font size in the volumes overview in Gnome Disks?

Gnome Disks' window has a section labelled "Volumes" that shows partitions etcetera. The text outside that table-like view can be resized by setting a larger font size for "Interface Text" in the ...
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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 ...