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Cant change file permissions for External Drive- Steam Related

I use Chrubuntu and I have a extremely small amount off space on my computer I want to download steam but dont have enough space for my games. I heard you could download games onto a External Drive so ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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totally portable ubuntu installation on flash drive? [duplicate]

is it possible to install ubuntu on a flash drive so that i can essentially plug it into any computer and have my desktop, software and files there ready and waiting for me and doesn't leave anything ...
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Google Drive for Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Can someone please help me with finding a solution to getting Google Drive on Ubuntu 15.04? I tried installing Grive from the app store, but it doesn't show up in my installed apps anywhere. And when ...
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Automatic mount of second drive in 15.04

I have upgraded my Ubuntu to 15.04 from 14.x and I find that I have to manually mount the secondary drive for it to become operational. This is a pain since my /Downloads folder has been directed (by ...
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Google drive not working [duplicate]

grive-tools and google-drive-ocamlfuse are not more working...does someone know another free (better open source) service for google account in ubuntu? Thanks
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Can't perform slow (full) format on a SATA drive

I have an old SATA I drive which I am selling, so I want to fully format it and erase all data. When I try to do this in Disks, I get the error: "Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out ...
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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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Install Ubuntu on a second internal drive

So I have a second internal drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto but it already has data on it that I don't want to mess with. How can I go about installing without affecting this data?
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Install Ubuntu on Drive C Only

How do I install Ubuntu on Drive C only? I backed up all my data on Drive D and I'm afraid that I might lose them all.
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mini.iso does not recognize disk controller

I've got an old PC with VIA chipset (northbridge: VIA P4M266, southbridge: VIA VT8235) and only CD drive. I want to install Ubuntu on it using the mini.iso disk image (14.04 LTS). Ubuntu booted, ...
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Trouble with internal drives accessible from programs

I just created my first Ubuntu desktop machine to run as my media server for Plex. I have a new SSD with the OS on it, two 1TB drives mirrored, and one 1.5TB drive. The problem I have is that I cannot ...
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Hex editor for open drives

There is any good hex editors that can open a drive not just a single file? Something like Hex Workshop? I'm looking for something for my Computer Forensics class. Thanks
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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Recover Flash Drive Files

I need to recover files off my 16gb Lexar flash drive. The pcb does not appear damaged in any way so I'm hoping recovery can be done. When I plug the usb into a Windows machine, it recognizes it as ...
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ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, but now I need the hard drive to boot into Windows. I made sure that the boot device was on my local drive when I created the partition, but it still ...
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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 broken....
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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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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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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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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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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 drive,...
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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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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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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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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): apparmor="...
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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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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 ...