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I want to install Unbuntu on another laptop using a flash drive and a Mac

I have a macbook running 10.6.8. I want to get Unbuntu onto my 32 gig flash drive and then install it onto another laptop. I can only do it with a flash drive because the laptop's disc drive is ...
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My secondary harddrive is not showing up as a save location

I was trying to download a game and as my primary hard drive is juts for my OS and is the size for such, would not be able to save the files because of disk space. And my second hard drive doesn’t ...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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How do I remove a non-present drive from the list?

When I got this new PC, it had a floppy drive attached. Recently I decided that I wasn't going to need it, ever, and it only made some noise on startup. So I took out the cables connected to it, and ...
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problem with : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 UBUNTU 14.10 [duplicate]

i have this problem, when i turn on my compurter , : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1, is not ready yet or ..... contiunue to wait or press M, for manual ... on UBUNTU 14.10 Any help? ...
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Ubuntu 8.10 will install on 32 bit sys but 12.04 won't

I recently got a refurbished desktop (32 bit) with Windows 7 home preloaded. Ubuntu 8.10 will install on it but Ubuntu 12.04 won't as it doesn't recognize a hard drive. As a test I reloaded with XP ...
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How to restore accidentally removed Launcher icon for external drive in Unity?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit: I used to get an icon for my portable drive on insertion. I have accidentally lost this by clicking on 'Unlock from Launcher' instead of 'Eject'. Now this icon does not appear ...
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Need to repartition a dual-boot drive [duplicate]

I have a relatively new HP laptop that came with Window 8. I created a partition and installed Ubuntu on half of the drive. Now I'm at a point where I rarely use Window, but I'm running out of space ...
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USB ports will not recognize flash drive

I have a little problem with a customer's Ubuntu. USB ports won't work, but if I restart the computer, the light on the flash drive starts blinking and I can mount the flash drive. As you can see ...
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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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SSD & Security & wipe Oh My

So SSD's are memory based, and therefore solid state, meaning that they have no mechanical parts like a a regular spinning hard drive. How does this affect the need to wash empty disk space and will ...
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Bad Sectors on Lubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron network which has both Windows and Lubuntu installed. When I check the disk with Lubuntu, it says "disk ok 1497 bad sectors". However, when I check the disk in Windows it ...
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I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 installed on separate SSDs each, any way I can access files in drive on the opposite OS?

I want to be able to play music from my Ubuntu drive from my Windows 8.1 mainly.
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Installing Ubuntu in another hard drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but instead of installing it on the same hard drive, I want it to be installed on my spare hard drive (160GB). So Windows 8.1 will be on my 500Gb Hard ...
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Can you access an usb flash drive from terminal?

I have a big problem with one usb drive: I was copying something on it when for some strange reason, the power went out. I have no battery in my laptop so it immediately shut down. After my laptop ...
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Share a partiton with Samba

I am trying to share a partition so on my window computer they can see the drive name and how much space they used and have free. I read that people created the partition and then shared the folder ...
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Acer Aspire One Ubuntu 14.04 Installing on flash drive instead of computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 onto my father's computer. I've tried it quite often but almost every time I get the live flash drive made and install it, it only boots with the flash drive in the ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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My 8Gb flash drive became a 2,3Mb one

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on my flash drive to re-install it on my computer and it didn't boot. That's okay, I fixed the problem now. But when I formatted my drive to remove the live cd, something ...
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Hitting control button ejects DVD drive

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is fine so far. But every time I press left control button, my DVD drive ejects. It does not happen with right control button. I have searched for answers ...
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how to increse the size of partitions on ubuntu via command line [duplicate]

We have a FOG server running on Ubuntu Linux but unfortunately we realized that we need to increase the size of every partition(root, home, boot ...) on this system due to need to more space for FOG ...
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Ubuntu boot problem at start black screen white cursor

I recently swapped hard drives on my HP computer and when I swapped back to my Ubuntu one I get just a blinking cursor on boot.
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Can't copy files on external 1 tb toshiba drive [duplicate]

I cannot copy or create folders on an external drive. It says I'm not root. Please tell me which files do I have to post here, thanks a lot!
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How to properly modify the contents of an LVM Logical Vollume that is being use by a Virtual machine

Q1 - How to properly modify the contents of an LVM Logical Vollume that is being use by a Virtual machine?. Q2 - On Xen?. Q3 - On VirtualBox?. Q4 - On KVM?. Thanks for our time.
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD [duplicate]

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 Laptop

I can't boot Ubuntu from my USB FLASH DRIVE from my Sony Vaio Laptop (Windows 8.1) UEFI What's wrong with my laptop ?
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Partioning drive containing OS with media

I currently have a drive containing a partition with windows installed. The problem is that inside this partition I have all of my media (music, books, etc). I want to install Ubuntu on the same ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu 14.04.1 in a dual boot (Windows 7/Lubuntu) system

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a USB flash drive in a windows 7 system. Now every time i turn the computer on it boots to grub rescue. To enter to both Lubuntu or Windows I have to enter to BIOS boot ...
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How to make Windows Partitions or Drives visible [duplicate]

in Ubuntu I only can see (and execute) the windows partitions wich are on the same drive as ubuntu 14.10 is installed. My datas are on seperate drives on the computer, but I can't see them anymore. ...
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Steam games to a flash drive [duplicate]

I have more problems than you can shake a stick at. I want to be able to play my steam games on a flash drive because i am using a chromebook (x86) and it does not have enough storage. my problem is ...
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Unable to mount external hardrive [duplicate]

I'm only recently started using Ubuntu and I've quickly run into a major problem. I attached my external hard drive, which came from my windows system, to my new laptop. I opened a document and then ...
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software install/update requires CD [closed]

when i try to install pip-python i get this message Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander - Release amd64 (20131016.1)' in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press ...
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How do I do anything with a second drive?

I've built an HTPC. i liked the idea of Ubuntu mixed with XBMC because of the speed and small footprint, and especially the cost (free is usually nice). I haven't dealt with command lines since MS DOS ...
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Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7

Installed windows 7 on my hp-15r014tx. I had installed ubuntu before . after lot of struggle. I partitioned my hardisk into two parts. 500 GB NTFS(For windows) and 400 GB ext4(for linux) and some ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard drive

I insalled Ubunutu on external hard drive and I want to ask you, if my Windows 8 disk will stay untouched after using Ubunutu? Will it run well? Also I tried Live USB and it worked really fine.
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can't mount nor read my former windows8 ntfs partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

so I've deleted win8.1 and after installing Ubuntu I'm unable to read any data from my other hard drive. Gparted states 'unknown' as the file system and considers this corrupt data. this is the ...
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Why my last drive doesn’t mount in Ubuntu in despite of mounting all my disk and its drives in windows?

Why my last drive doesn’t mount in Ubuntu in despite of mounting all my disk and its drives in windows? I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7. My system also restart suddenly in Ubuntu but my ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Hard drive activity every few seconds

My hard drive is being written to every few seconds, even with no applications running. The last lines of dmesg shows the following; [19795.860804] type=1400 audit(1411730528.506:81): ...
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sharing drives, folders, and files between kububntu and windows running in virtualbox

am running kubuntu as my host and running windows 7 inside virtualbox. so far everthing is running fine, but as yet cant get it to let me share external drives, any folders or files on any of the ...
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How can I change the destination folder of Grive?

I recently found Grive on the software center, and it seems like a very well made Google Drive client for Ubuntu, and Google will never make Drive for Linux, so I gave Grive a try. Works really well, ...
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Resizing second drive partition

I have struggled with my problem for days, and have tried to find different kind of solutions, but now I decided to ask. My primary problem is too small sda1 partition which is 243M and 100% full. ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto a USB flash drive using the SAME flash drive?

When you make a USB bootable with Ubuntu, it usually offers to either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install" into the hard drive. "Try Ubuntu" doesn't really save changes or treat the USB like a hard drive of its ...
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Drive Name in Windows

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. If I change the Ubuntu partition name in Windows, will that cause me problems in Ubuntu (or Windows)? I'll add that Windows 8.1 was installed on the machine ...
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How to push (sync) from local repository to my Google Drive using Grive client on Ubuntu?

I would like to push changes from my local Google Drive to cloud. How to sync this way? Thank you.
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Hello all. Can I install from an external cd player

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and want to check it out, so I decided to install it momentarily along windows 7, on my Acer Extensa 5635z. At first, I though of trying the windows installer and ...
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I can't format my flash drive

I'm trying to format my flash drive via Disks: but every time I get this error: What should I do? Thanks!
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I can no longer see my Windows share drives in 12.04 LTS

I am running 12.04 LTS. I installed the latest update today and now I can no longer access my Network drive or my Windows 7 drives. Everything was fine until I installed the update. Any help will ...
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Locking down windows drive

Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use. Im running the LXDE ...
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How can a share storage between Linux, Windows, and Mac

How can I share an internal hard drive across a network with both Windows and Mac with guest read and write permissions?