Posts Tagged ‘disk’

Windows 8 comes with a disk partition utility, but it’s difficult to find. There are a few ways to run the utility, the easiest being: Open the windows run prompt (windows key + r), and run diskmgmt.msc Alternatively, for the graphically inclined, open the control panel and search for partition

If you need to find the UUID of a hard disk in Linux, to add an entry to fstab for example, you can use the blkid command. There are many other methods available, but blkid prints the UUID with the label and disk type, and doesn’t require you to enter the path to the disk. […]

Formatting a usb drive in linux

Posted: 11th July 2012 by Tim in Linux
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So you’ve got a USB drive, and you need to reformat it. You can do this all quite easily on the command line using the fdisk utility. First, get the device location. This will be something like /dev/sdd. You want the location of the device, not a partition on the device ie: /dev/sdd instead of […]

Mounting ISO files in Linux

Posted: 24th April 2010 by Tim in Ubuntu
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One of the niceties of linux distros like Ubuntu is that you can ‘mount’ ISO files. An ISO file, or ISO image, is an archive of a CD or DVD. By mounting an ISO file, you can read the data as though you inserted the CD into your computer. Ubuntu will even regard it as […]