Ubuntu Detecting file systems failure

Can anybody advise what to do to stop my Dell crashing when installing Ubuntu 8.04. The problem occurs when "Detecting file systems..." at 15%? ...

Ubuntu Stuck at "Installing System: 15% (Detecting File Systems)" on Dell Inspiron 8500

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 8500 and I am trying to install Ubuntu.Everything works fine until I hit this problem:Installing System15%Detecting File Systems...And it freezes right here. It just stops and you can't even hear the computer booting anymore from the CD. So I've had to just power the lap ...

Ubuntu Feisty installer hangs at 15%, Detecting file systems on Sony Vaio SRX87

I'm attempting to install the latest beta of Feisty on my Sony Vaio SRX87. It keeps hanging at 15%, while detecting file systems. Initially, the DVD-ROM drive whirs periodically, but it's stopped and hasn't done this for a while now.I've done some searching around this, and my problem appears to be ...

Ubuntu Stuck on 'detecting file systems'

I wanted to finally give Linux a try, and found Ubuntu to be most interesting.But I'm having a problem installing it.All goes well untill it gets to the point where it is 'detecting file systems'.There it stalls at 76% and nothing happens anymore.I have 3 disks (2 PATA, 1 SATA) and 4 partitions, all ...

Ubuntu Install.."detecting file systems" (30 mins)

I began the install by clicking install icon. It went through the entering names, etc dialog, then into a dialog box about "Detecting file systems..." It has been sitting there (showing 15% on the bar) for 30 minutes.Now what? ...

Ubuntu umbuntu 11.04 install freezing at 'Detecting file systems'

I'm trying to install the 32 bit ubmbuntu 11.04 on my pc, and the installation freezes at the 'Detecting file systems' message. i have tried installing on a pc that had windows xp, and i also tried a clean install on a formtted hard drive, and i still get the same problem. ...

Ubuntu "Checking File Systems" on start-up - how do I remove this?

Every time I start my laptop I get (after the ubuntu splash status bar start-up) a text list that starts by telling me that it is checking file systems with lots of text with <OK> after each sentance.I have installed start-up manager but I still do not find any settings to stop this happening ...

Ubuntu Mounting File Systems Remotely at Bootup?

I am planning out my Ubuntu machine for Amazon Web Servics EC2, basically I am using the new EBS which essentially amounts to mounting a filesystem remotely. The way I want to run things is as follows:- Machine boots up using the absolute minimum filesystem- Script is automatically run that than mou ...

Ubuntu Server File Systems Query

As a project i'm interested in setting up a home server using Ubuntu 10.04 server edition. I plan to install the OS to a 20gb hard drive and use a 500gb hard drive for personal data.Right now i only plan to use it to share files with Windows computers on my network using Samba and stream media files ...

Ubuntu Checking file systems at every boot - why?

In a different thread, I tried to find out why my boot time to Ubuntu was always over 3 minutes, compared with about 40 seconds to XP.Applying the fstab fix to avoid checking the Windows file from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=447996 then I got my Ubuntu boot time down to about 42 seconds ...

Ubuntu New file systems appearing in system monitor

When I first installed Ubuntu I had two file systems showing in System Monitor. My FAT32 partition I share with Windoze and the root partition in EXT3. Recently I noticed that two new entries have appeared. They are called nfsd and rpc_pipefs. What are they?Jake ...

Ubuntu Mixing File Systems

When using more than one distro is it ok to mix file systems: Feather Linux on ext3, Ubuntu on reiserfs, and Alt Linux on XFS? ...

Ubuntu Encrypted File Systems

Currently I have some important information that is encrypted using PGP, but if I wish to make any changes, then I have to unencrypt it, make the changes, and re encrypt.What i'm looking for, is a way to encrypt a USB stick, there seems to be alot of information on encrypted file systems, but most s ...

Ubuntu Detecting File System Freeze on install

I am new to linux, I have managed to get myself a free laptop but it didnt have a hdd, so my friend said try ubunutu. its a inspiron 1100 with 2.4GHz Celeron 256 RAm at the moment so went for xubuntu to start.I have a problem on the install. When installing, it freezes at 15% when "Detecting Fi ...

Ubuntu Checking file systems on boot?

Is there any way to get rid of the annoying 'Checking file systems... /dev/hda# has been mounted 30 times... check forced' on boot? ...

Ubuntu Remote file systems in /etc/fstab

A question regarding mounting remote file systems. I have added mount commands in my /etc/fstab file to mount a couple of remote file systems through nfs. I am just wondering whether my system would boot normally if the machines containing those file systems are down. Is it safe to have these mount ...

Ubuntu linux file systems..

Even thought I'm newbie to linux, I heard about the term 'file system' so many times, So I wanna look into detail of linux file systems like ext2 ext3 raisefs or something.. or inodes that kind of things..Is there any well explained documentation.. how it works and how it looks like..? ...

Ubuntu Fastets File Systems to Linux

As it is stated above can people tell me what the fastest file system is available to linux. Hence i only Used the EXT file systems i want to know the other filesystems so i can pick the best one to suit me. ...

Ubuntu Network File Systems

If we didn't live in a windows world, what would we user for network file systems? As I understand, Samba, OpenAFS, and NFS are all just ways to plug-in to existing proprietary solutions. So what's the free solution?Or let me ask this way: If I'm setting up a Linux-only office, what do I use for net ...

Ubuntu xfs file systems

Two questions, really. And this has probably been beat to death, but I can't seem to find the right keywords for search to get to the answers.First:Is there a (better) alternative for 10TB+ file systems on servers with limited memory?I use the filesystems on servers with 4GB - 20GB files, each accom ...

Ubuntu Installation hangs at Detecting file systems

Can anyone tell me why the installer would hang here?The last thing it says in the console is Step_before = stepUserInfo which I assume refers to me having just entered a username and password on the previous screen. ...

Ubuntu Understanding File Systems: Inodes and Directories

My fellow ubuntu brothers and sisters, I'm having some problem following this tutorial. Is anyone willing to give me some advice? I've been trying to follow the instructions carefully but nothing came out of it...as you can see im a newbie =/anyways, thanks in advance for all the help i might get fr ...

Ubuntu Detecting file changes in backups

How can I detect file changes in backups from day to day?I'm using my Ubuntu host for file storage.My /home/* /etc/* are currently backed up to a USB connected hard drive with Sbackup.My project:I'd like to keep a trail of document changes from day to day.Some files (binaries) are pretty large in si ...

Ubuntu Server file systems

What is the best file system to format my server hard drives in?I'm using it as a file and media server. It will service Windows and Linux systems alike.Is there a file system optimized for use with media? Because I have Windows machines connecting to my server, would I have to format my storage har ...

Ubuntu Accessing file systems

Is there a simple way to access other filesystems (windows, other Linux,...) in a default ubuntu installation?Ok, I could manually mount it, or I could manually add it to fstab, but isn't the a GUI-way for beginners?For example in Knoppix you have an icon for each file system. clicking it will mount ...

Ubuntu NTFS File systems won't mount anymore...

I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 and was annoyed to find out that my drives aren't mounting.. I managed to fix by forcefully unmounting them and then remounting, which worked (I had just installed ubuntu over my windows system disk to access the two storage disks). So I set it up in the fstab to aut ...

Ubuntu Linux File Systems and Applications

I'm running 9.04 64bit on an amd64 laptop. I set up my file system during installation as follows:boot ~3GBroot ~3GBhome ~250GB (encrypted software raid w/2 external HDs)swap ~32GB (encrypted)I'm trying to install an engineering application (Xilinx ISE WebPack) and the installer defaults to this dir ...

Ubuntu Shared file systems and logins?

Okay, I've done everything I possibly can to crush, destroy, and otherwise obliterate any sort of security measures on my Samba file server that could potentially prevent anyone from doing anything they please to any shared file. However, every once in a while, there are still permission issues. Rat ...

Ubuntu Syncronizing file systems on servers accross the internet

I need to setup a second web/mail/mysql server to provide fail over in case the first server becomes unavailable.These two machines will be located separate from each other in the same city/different isp's.I understand how to provide fail-over with DNS, what I need is some way to keep the hard drive ...

Ubuntu mounting file systems with reqired permissions

so when i partitioned my hard drive . I kept one partition exclusively to backup data on .how do i alter my fstab file to automount that partition on start up with read write permissions for my user account . ...

Ubuntu Detecting compromised systems on LAN

There are several Windows machines on my LAN. I want to passively monitor the Windows computers to detect if they are probing around to infect other LAN users. I've been using farpd and honeyd honeypots on my Ubuntu machine to see what machines might be probing unused local ip addresses. It seems to ...

Ubuntu What file systems do you use?

Which filesystem do you use in Ubuntu. Are there any options during installl, and if that is the case which of them do you prefer. Reisers, Jfs, ext3?There are certainly as many opinions as there are users but I want to here them anyway, before I begin with the installation.2. By the way I cannot se ...

Ubuntu Network File Systems

I am trying to get my client to access files on my server in a vmware setting. I am having difficulties trying to get the client to access the files on the server. I keep getting the message No Such File Or Directory, when I KNOW it's in there. This is for a class at school and I am not the only one ...

Ubuntu Shared file systems for Mac and Linux?

My current Linux install can read journaled HFS with the current Linux kernel and I can write to non-journaled HFS. Is there a journaled system that the two operating systems have in common? I did a search and came up with a variety of outdated information, but ultimately concluded the answer was no ...

Ubuntu Removing file systems (partitions) from "Places"

I don't need the Windows nor System Reserved (Win7 Backup fs) to be visible. If i wanted to, i could mount them via terminal. So how do i remove them from the list as my two other nix partitions are? ...

Ubuntu Network File Systems

I have a simple home network consisting of all linux computers. I use cups for shared printing right now.What is the best way to share directories if you don't care about microsoft compatibility? The main computer which now shares the printer (others are laptops) will eventually be serving up media ...

Ubuntu Multiple File Systems

I have a homebuilt AMD 64 system with two hard drives on it, a 40G and a 160G. Yesterday I wiped an existing SuSE 9.3 system and replaced it with Kubuntu 5.10.All of the data I needed to save got backed up -- the really critical stuff onto external storage, and general-purpose stuff onto the 160G dr ...

Ubuntu Install Freezes at 15% detecting file system

I am installing ubuntu on my sisters Certified Data pc. I am using it right now, actually because I was able to install 6.06LTS on this system and it works fine.. The only problem is that I want to get her up to date running 7.10. This very same problem occurs with 7.04 also. I boot from the disc, a ...

Ubuntu 7.04 freezes at 'Detecting File System"

I'm trying to install on an old laptop with the live cd. The comp is an HP OmniBook 4150 with a p3 500mhz cpu, 256mb ram, 6gb hard drive. It loads up slowly, I assume due to the CD (probably 2x or at best 4x). When it gets to the desktop, it does not have the application bar (start menu), only two s ...

Ubuntu Dell C840 Ubyntu 7.04 Install hangs at Install sofwtare-detecting file system

I aquired an old corp notebook a Dell Latitude C840 P4 1Ghz system. Started out by Fdisk the old partitions and reformatted the drive. Got it to boot under DOS with a C: promprt.I have attempted to install Ubuntu on it about 10 times now. I am using a CD that I have loaded Ubuntu on a number of desk ...

Ubuntu How Do I &quot;fsck&quot; My File Systems or Use &quot;iptables&quot;?

A few questions ago (in my "[SOLVED] Ubuntu Security and Maintainance Questions" question), Lucutus of Borg said:fsck your file systems every once in a while and use iptables and you should be fineNow, I suspect that I might have a bad sector in my hard drive and that I may have installed ...

Ubuntu File systems: ext3 vs. ext4

):P Hi. I am new to Ubuntu, previously ran OpenBSD as a server, but haven't really delwed too deep into it, because it works out of the box. :) Which file system does Lucid Lynx use by default and where should I look to find Ubuntu technical information?I've been looking into the differences between ...

Ubuntu My experience downgrading ext4 file systems

This post is not to ask for help, but rather to document my recent effort to downgrade my ext4 file systems to ext3 file systems. I don't know if it'll help anyone, but here it is anyway, fwiw.I am running ubuntu 9.10 on an older Dell GX-270, and had formatted my partitions with ext4 file systems. I ...

Ubuntu Installed Wubi: General Error Mounting File Systems

when I boot up the laptop it stops with this message:General Error Mounting File Systems. A maintenance shell will be started. Control-D will terminate this shell and re-try. root@ubuntu:~#So it sits there with this message and no maintenance shell seems to start. So I do the Control-D and then it s ...

Ubuntu Dual Boot/ Seperate File Systems

This is my first post. I have decided to start using Linux. I have been using Windows for several years now. I am interested in installing both Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows Vista onto my computer. I want to partition my hard drive to support both OS's. Is this possible? Also, is it possible to develope s ...

Ubuntu Partitioning and file systems.

I am preparing to install Ubuntu on my brand new laptop that has Vista on it. After doing some reading about partitioning the hard drive, file systems etc., this is how I plan to proceed when partitioning my 160 GB hard drive:Partition 1: Vista, 28 GB, Primary, NTFSPartition 2: Ubuntu Root, 8 GB, Pr ...

Ubuntu File systems

Is there any good file systems that are compatible with windows and ubuntu. I think FAT is but is there any others that i could use on my external hard drive? ...

Ubuntu hard disc file systems

hihi why is it when i go in to my back up hard drive or various hard drive file systems it leaves icons on the desktop bit like a paper trail, then when i reboot they clear.....can i stop this from littering my desktopubuntu 10.10oops wrong section ...

Ubuntu Going to daul boot need advice on file systems and partitions.

Well i have my PC up and working again after it died(or i killed it) not sure which.So I got VMware and had a go on Ubuntu and i have to say its awesome and it took me less that 5 minutes to realize it =DAnyway i need to know about file systems and partitioning so here it goes.Ext3 vs ReiserFS ?Also ...

Can I view Win XP file systems on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to view Windows file systems on Ubuntu 6.10 (I have a dual boot Win XP Pro + Ubuntu CE 2.0 system)?Unfortunately I cannot seem to be able to view the Windows file systems through Ubuntu, but I could using SUSE Linux 10.1. Is there a way to change this?Thanks beforehand for any assista ...