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Problem loading Ubuntu installer from Flash Drive

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to a USB thumb drive using Universal USB Installer. When I go to reboot my computer I can tell it's trying to boot from the flash drive, but I ...
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How to write a shell script that synchronizes Google Drive to Linux OS?

Google drive is probably not the best choice for Linux and I think there are other free services compatible with Linux. I just wanted to know how painful it would be to write a script that would ...
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Couldn't see other drive on ubuntu

I have a desktop with two drives, an SSD and an HDD. I have installed ubuntu desktop 12.04 on SSD. However, when I login, I couldn't see HDD drive. What steps should I follow? How should I format HDD ...
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How do i mount my internal hard disk when in “Try Ubuntu” mode?

I am running the "Try Ubuntu" mode and I want to clear some of the data on the hard drive to install Ubuntu, but I cant access the hard drive at all, the hard drive works though. I am new to Linux and ...
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How to I copy bootable USB flash drive to larger drive?

I've tired a number of things to get this to work and I'm missing something. I ran out of space on my 8gb bootable flash drive. I'm running 12.04 server. The drive has sda1 (primary 4gb), sda2 ...
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accessing at home windows network drive [duplicate]

I'm very new to ubuntu so I'm still very much stumbling around. In the file drawer I can see an icon for my network drive but I cant figure out where I enter or store the user id and password that ...
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Does grub need to update/refresh after install windows into another hard drive? [closed]

i have a pc with two physical disks: one of them with debian wheezy; and the other one has one logical partition with several data and some free space. The thing is, if i install windows 7 x64 in this ...
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A script which can be run from a flash drive and modify startup applications

So I have created a script I would like to run on computers at startup on the network I manage. Each is unique, so merging settings accross the network would be problematic. I could change each ...
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After I changed mysql datadir to an extra usb drive (/media/***/mysql), Ubuntu can't boot without that disk

Forgive my poor English and thank you for your time. I got a boot problem since I changed the data directory of mysql to an usb drive followed a web site guidence. I'm pretty sure that mysql works ...
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Western Digital Hard Drive in a USB rack: USB Device not detected - 12.04

I had a look at some posts and answers but didn’t find answer to my problem. I'm trying to make my config detect a WD Disk in a USB Rack. The output of udevadm monitor --udev: monitor will print ...
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WD Black² Dual Drive motor always stops and starts

I installed Ubuntu on a Western Digital WD Black² Dual Drive. Both partitions are working. But there is still an open problem: The motor of the HDD part of the SSHD always stops and starts, over ...
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“Missing Operating System” when booting from USB flash drive

Arrghh...So frustrated with this problem. Today I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, being completely new to Linux. My plan is to run it on a partitioned drive with Windows 7 on a separate SSD. ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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keep getting error messages

im new as hell to this so forgive me. i keep getting error messages when i try and convert .iso to .img. says no such file or directory. i know once i get the converted file i have to do a bunch of ...
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I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive

Help me, guys! I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive. I change in the BIOS the USB to first, but when i reboot the laptop, just the windows starts. I need help! Sorry for the bad english. ...
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How do I create a new partition on my hard drive? [duplicate]

I just got a copy of Windows XP, and I want to put it on my hard drive along side Ubuntu. How do I create/re size the partitions on my hard drive?
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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Second Hard drive does not appear in the Ubuntu installer, “Installation Type” screen

I have two hard drives installed on my laptop. One has Windows 8.1 installed and I want to put Ubuntu (13.10) on the second drive. I partitioned 200GB of space from the second drive. When the ...
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Network drives shortcuts on desktop , howto do it correctly?

How can I do to make available a network drive on the desktop as I do with windows? I mean to put just a link on the desk that gives me the access to the network folder, I'd like it capable to keep ...
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I cannot Open Portable haddrive disk

I have Maxtor blackarmor Portable 320GB hard drive Disk. When i plug that into my Unbuntu OS it pop with error DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.NotFound: The given volume was not found ...
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Error when mounting USB hard drive

Error mounting /dev/sdd1 at /media/nevos/Elements: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdd1" "/media/nevos/Elements"' exited ...
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Problems with initial boot

I just built a brand new computer with an SSD. Since i don't have Windows yet, I decided to install Ubuntu for the time being. I was able to get the system to recognize the cd drive, but the system ...
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Network manager and sutdown not working

Most of the functionality have stopped working after I changed the permission of lib folder. Network manager, shutdown/restart, DVD drive everything stopped working. Can some one lead me to the right ...
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How can I search info and properties on a drive?

How can I easy find info and properties on a drive in the pc (or USB linked)? Basically in windows you can use right click on the mouse and find the properties...
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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Active Directory / Map Network Drive / Likewise-open

The Situation: Windows Active Directory with a Domain, Users have specific private Network Drives automatically mapped onto their machine, when they log in on a windows machine. I want to achieve the ...
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How to change drive name [duplicate]

My disk have 3 partition, one for system and others for store data. I can change its label, but I can not change path for that partition. My partition have a "work" label name, but I must input ...
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CD/DVD Drive not working 13.04

CD/DVD Drive is not working. Non of the all fixes from here work for me. Devices menu does not contain a CD/DVD Drive. Few days ago it worked just fine.
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installing ubuntu on 2 drives

if I have a 32 gb ssd and a 1tb hdd can I put /usr and /home on the 1tb and root on the ssd, or is the 32 gb ssd still not big enough for the os? Is there a different or better configuration I should ...
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Can't play DVD on Ubuntu 13.10 (with fluendo)

I can't play DVDs - I had the message that: drive region settings do not allow access to this disk Then I was told by the support center of fluendo this: Most probably you DVD drive is set ...
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How to boot live from a DVD when my Macbook's optical drive doesn't work?

I've successfully burned a Ubuntu boot DVD from OS X (Snow Leopard) on my Macbook Pro. The problem is, the built in optical drive kicked the bucket a few years ago and I've been using an external ...
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Moving data from external NTFS USB backup drive to root partition internal Adaptec 2820sa RAID 5 [duplicate]

I am a bit of a newbie. I have set up all the drives. I can see them and access the files. When I attempt to move any file from the USB drive to the root drive, it says I don't have root permission. ...
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How to mount ramdrive in 13.10 for fast drive space

trying to mount ramdrive in 13.10 for fast drive space tmpfs /media/ramdisk tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777,nosuid,size=1600M 0 0 will not mount properly drive icon shows but will not open drive
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Ubuntu install on external USB hard drive with ntdlr missing error

I am relatively new to ubuntu and have a desktop with windows 7 installed on it. I would like to install ubuntu onto a samsung external hard drive which I have connected via USB 3.0. I have ...
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how to map a network drive [duplicate]

I hope someone can help me.. I'm trying to connect with my university remote filestore, but I can't make it work.. Here is explained what to do on Windows or Mac, and here I found a guide about how ...
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ubuntu 13.10 doesn't detect my android phone(Gingerbread)

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, after the upgrade when i try to mount my phone's disk (FAT fs),it doesn't show up as a drive ,the "dmesg" command shows "unable to enumerate USB on port ...
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Drive re-partitioning how do i add the unallocated space to dev sda2?

Here is what my drives look like: sda2 is a windows drive and sda6 is ubuntu. Not necessarily using gparted, what is the best way to extend sda2 so that is had the unallocated space added to it?
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How to copy faster to flash device?

I am using a flash drive and my USB's filesystem is FAT. It is very slow while copy files or paste files into it. In windows i can do these operation much faster using Teracopy software. Is there ...
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Cant unmount my Hard Drive!

So I really want to dual boot windows xp and Ubuntu. But when I enter the installer for xp it says not enough partition space or something... So I go to unmount it and this is what I get... ...
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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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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 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 ...