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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 on hybrid drive

I have an Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 that has a hybrid drive (20gb SSD and 500gb HDD) that I want to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 on along side of windows 8.1. The problem arises during installation and does ...
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Hitching and Slowness Due to HDD Activity on Ubuntu, But Not Windows?

It's been bothering me for months now, but I've noticed in Ubuntu (or any distro of Linux I've tried), any major I/O activity will cause hitching and general slowness. For example, if I try doing a ...
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GParted/fdisk gives wrong size for drive

I have an 8GB USB Memory stick that I want to format. When I call fdisk -l, I get the following: Disk /dev/sdc: 1004.6 GB, 1004611174400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122137 cylinders, total ...
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Mount accidentally disconected cdrom

I had a DVD drive and a external hard drive connected to my PC and I've disconnected them accidentally. Now I've already spent hours trying to access them, mount, umount and can't figure how to ...
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Can I dd if=/dev/sda to of=/dev/sdc3 (drive to partition)

Can I dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdd3 (copy drive to partition) ? Will it be a problem? The source and destination drives with their respective partitions are as follows: --Source Drive details-- Disk ...
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Can't install either 12.04 or 13.04 off a flash drive

I've used two different programmes for creating a flash drive I can boot from, but each time I get the same message after choosing to boot Ubuntu that says that a certain file is missing or corrupted: ...
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Always asks to install or try?

I already installed Ubuntu on my computer, but every time it starts to boot, it asks if I want to try Ubuntu or install. Do I still need the flash drive containing Ubuntu plugged in (it currently ...
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How would I go about connecting to a network drive from a VPN using Cisco AnyConnect?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and am pretty new to it all but in order to continue using Ubuntu I absolutely have to be able to connect to this network drive for my work. When I am using windows 7 it ...
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Media content on seperate hard drive

I would like to ut media content on seperate internal hard drive, but will like to access it from the video, music and pics options on desktop where it is usually accessed. How do I change the ...
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Can't run ubuntu off flash drive [closed]

I recently used the universal usb installer to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 onto a formatted 16 GB flash drive. Once the install was complete, I tried rebooting the machine with the flash drive in my pc, ...
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How can I hide mounted drives from Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

I red a lot of topics, but most of those are outdated or not too detailed. With dconf editor sometimes working, sometimes not. Most of the drives appears after remounting. How can I hide them ...
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How to install Ubuntu on new hard drive

My desktop hard drive crashed, but I had just saved a disk image using Redo that I had installed on a flash drive. (Lucky me I thought!) I had a dual boot, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I bought a new ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /home encryption option during installation info?

Does anyone know of a good link to info about this option? I've tried to google the info with much luck. Like what is the name of the package used for encrypting? Key length? Algorithm used? Is it ...
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Can't boot from Hard Drive after replacing OS with Ubuntu

I uninstalled Windows 7 recently and installed Ubuntu 12.04 instead. However, after a successful installation, I could only boot from CD when I restarted my computer, which led to the screen asking if ...
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My Flash Dirve is write protected

My Flash Drive is write protected. How can I remove the write protected? My Flash Drive brand is SanDisk.
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS won't play DVD's

I am a bit of a novice at this so please keep your answers as simple as possible.I have a Z91F laptop onto which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I also had to replace the old cd drive with a ...
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Why is my Hard drive recognised as removable?

I have 2 samsung 840s in my computer, one boot and the other expanded storage but Ubuntu recognizes the second as a removable drive but I want them both to be recognised as internal drives, how do I ...
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How to add virtual ram on Ubuntu

I was just trying to play some games on ubuntu with a 2gb ram and it does not run very well. is there any way i could add virtual ram from a flash drive?
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Will all the drives be formatted if I replace Windows 7 with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Hello I am a Windows 7 user and I am planning to replace it by Ubuntu. I have three drives and windows 7 is installed in drive C. I just want to know that weather all my drives will be formatted while ...
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Wine won't open at all, how can i fix this?

I have keepass on a flash drive, and I was able to use wine to run it perfectly fine even though its a windows executable. I had installed wine from the Ubuntu software center. However, I recently ...
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script to clear folder/drive on boot

I want to make my own /tmp folder on one of my drives /media/Torrents How would I go about create a script to run on startup applications? I already have this script where it mounts the drive on boot: ...
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DVD drive on Toshiba laptop doesn't work on 13.04

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (A215-S5829) I previously had 12.10 installed and the DVD drive worked fine, but now that I have 13.04 when I insert a DVD, it doesn't auto-mount or otherwise ...
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Connect to school network drive

I have a problem: My school have a network drive, called I:\, which i can connect to from Windows 8, but i cant do it from Ubuntu :( I am a complete Linux noob, so its probably just because i dont ...
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What are these files in my flash drive?

These files are on my USB flash drive. I can't view them with Dolphin, but I can view them in the terminal. I tried to copy them, but I failed? Virus? Is it OK to format the USB flash drive completely ...
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I can not initialize boot drive

I have Ubuntu 64 bits 12.04 which I installed in April 2012 and it works fine. However, since last week, I have difficulties when rebooting (I had to use boot-repair) and now I don't have any write ...
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Change Apache2 root folder drive

I'm trying to change the directory of my default Apache site to a folder in another drive. The problem arises with the fact the Ubuntu has named all my additional mounted drives as New Volume, New ...
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mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
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How to list available network locations in system “Places” dialog?

Can someone help out with how to get Windows Share drives, visible and browsable as bookmarks in Nautilus, into the system's "Places" listing/dialog used by browsers when downloading files (for ...
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ubuntu cannot detect partitions

I have one hard disk on my computer. I had installed windows 7 on partition C. I installed ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on partition D and formatted the partition C because I didn't want it any more. Now I ...
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install ubuntu with daemon tools?

i have windows 7 on a a45vd asus notbook it used to have ubuntu but at the time i bouht it it already had windows 7 (because in my country ppl dont know what is ubuntu) ok, heres the problem, i need ...
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'Not partitioned' on secondary drive

I have an SSD and a 1TB HDD which I keep my data on. I recently made the move from Windows 8 to Ubuntu I unplugged the HDD, cleared Windows and installed Ubuntu on my SDD and now when I plug the HDD ...
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I want to format the hard drive and create partitions myself

I have fubuntu installed on a laptop and want to replace it with the newest ubuntu. I want to be able to create my own partitions during the install. However, there are partitions of the old fubuntu ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after installing 13.04

Recently I wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed it on my second drive (two physical drives one 500gb with Win8 and second 160 with Ubuntu 13.04). So I created a bootable USB and installed Ubuntu on my ...
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Accessing portable HDD

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, but I still can't access a USB HDD as I don't have permission. I used to be able to, but now I can't change the share and I can't access the data on ...
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Unable to run bootable drive

It won't let me boot up ubuntu on the bootable drives. It just boots from my hdd everytime I select to run from the usb drive.
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Add additional drives to existing raid 1 mirror to expand storage space (Mirrored JBOD)

I hope you can help me out. First to qualify this, I am not the most linux savy, so please don't bash me if I say something stupid :) I have a media/file server built on 12.04 with two 3TB drives in ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a separate HDD to my Windows installation? [duplicate]

My Windows installation is on C drive, and I want to install a new Ubuntu installation on D drive. I have some downloads on my D drive like anime and stuff (nothing directly relating to the windows ...
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How to install a WD Advanced Format Drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I am doing a fresh install with a WD10EZEX hard drive and would like to know the steps necessary to align the hard drive correctly and get optimal performance.
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Mounting drives using keyboard shortcut

Recently, I learned that we can assign and access specific folders using keyboard shortcut. For example, to access my Downloads folder, I have assigned the command: nautilus Downloads/ and a ...
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Mounting My Windows Drive [duplicate]

If you would be so kind to explain and answer my dilemma, I'd be grateful of all of you. Here is the error: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ubuntu/System: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o ...
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Access Windows directories with dual boot

I'm using both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 on the same computer. Normally on Ubuntu I can access anything on drive Q,so I usually use that drive as a share platform between the two OS because I switch ...
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Hard Drive Corrupted not loading on UBUNTU and Windows [closed]

I own a Western Digital Hard Drive external with power supply 1 terabyte capacity. Today i attached it to my cousin's pc and copied some files from his pc as back up, and since then my hard drive is ...
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Buffalo BRXL-PC6U2 Blu Ray Drive

I recently purchased an external portable Blu Ray/DVD/CD etc external drive for travel. I also still have with me an older Asus external DVD/CD drive. While my older Asus drive works fine playing ...
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Required space for dual boot

Will a 128 gig solid state drive be big enough to comfortably run a dual boot of ubuntu and windows 7?
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Updated 13.04 doesn't recognize the CD/DVD drive

I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and finally to 13.04. When I had the 12.04 version my CD/DVD drive was recognized and worked normally. Now that I updated Ubuntu it doesn't show the drive, ...
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Making a Network Drive Faster To Access

I have mounted a 450 GB Logical Volume in Ubuntu and I am sharing it over the network using Samba. On my Mac, I am able to connect to the shared folder and mount the volume; however, it takes minutes ...
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Can I install Linux on a external hard drive and then use it to delete the existing linux on my computer

The question is a bit weird but can I put linux on a external hard drive and then run my pc of that and then delete the linux partition on my laptop. I want to install windows but the booting with the ...
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Installation Problem Involving Netbook w/ 2 Very Small Hard Drives, Partitioning Is Being A Problem, Too

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on a first generation eee PC that has two itty bitty solid state drives. (One drive is 8GB and one is 4.5GB. And that's ALL I have to work with, too!) I already ...
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i am unable to mount one of my drive

I'm able to mount all the sections except one. which I was able to do so till yesterday only from Ubuntu. The drive was created in Ext3 format hence I am not able to access it from windows. is it ...