OmgUbuntu posted an article about Google Drive and Ubuntu recently.
Note: as of time of answering, this app is still in beta.
Download the Insync.tar.gz
Extract to your Home folder
Open a new terminal and navigate into the extracted Insync folder using the ‘cd’ > command (e.g.
sudo ./insync-installer Follow any on-screen prompts
After installing there are a few other things to note: After installation
- Insync must be started from the Terminal by running
- The app doesn’t auto-start by default, and there is no in-app way to enable > this
There is a Ubuntu package from the Download page which installs (via software centre by default), configures an update repository, optionally installs file browser integration and starts InSync.
This app mounts your drive so you can thread it like a file system. Instructions come from OmgUbuntu.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:invernizzi/google-docs-fs
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-docs-fs
Once everything that’s needed has been installed log out and back in.
- Open Nautilus
- Create a new folder in your Home folder titled ‘Drive’
- Open a Terminal and run: -
- gmount Drive email@example.com
- Input your password
Your Google Drive is now mounted in the ‘Drive’ folder