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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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How to install google drive on Ubuntu 15.10?

Can anyone tell me how to install google drive in Ubuntu 15.10?
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Deleting 'core dump' folders/files in root partition for space

On trying to upgrade my system, I keep getting a message that I need to free up space in the root partition. Here's the situation: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 ...
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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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Grive will not sync on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I downloaded grive on my Ubuntu 14.04. All my google drive files are now in my grive folder on my PC. The problem is that I deleted some files in the grive folder and synced it (by writing ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Toshiba USB drive doesnt mount on 14.04 - metal clicking noises - fine on Windows

I have a Toshiba 2T hard drive that makes clicking noises rather than mounts. Also have a Nikon Colorplex that doesn't mount. 14.04 is up to date. Here is the dmesg tail for the hard drive. [ ...
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3.5" drive runs continuously

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP desktop with cd and 3.5 inch drive. The 3.5 inch drive runs continuously. I installed the equivalent of device manager can found the drive but could not disable it. Is ...
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Shared drive between windows and ubuntu

I have laptop which has HDD. I can use this HDD both in Ubuntu 13.10 and windows7. I have problem If I save some documents in UBUNTU, why I can not see that file in windows. Is there any valid reason ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu will not boot from my external hard drive

I got a 16GB Flash Drive and turned it to a bootable USB with Pen Drive Linux using the 13.04 64 bit iso. I then booted from it and went to the setup procedure and installed it on a 500 GB external ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 can't detect new hard drive

So I was creating a partition table on my brand new Seagate 3TB HDD when a short power outage hit. Now, Ubuntu won't detect that the hard drive is their; it doesn't show up in gparted or fdisk -l.
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How can I restore the swap drive used by ubuntu, back to windows 7?

I just installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop (which has windows 7) but I used my second data drive as a swap for Ubuntu. How can I restore this swap drive back so it can be accessed by Windows 7 again? ...
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How to give priority to auto-mount on boot in Ubuntu 12.10?

One of those things that I like in Ubuntu 12.10, is that for some reason my ntfs partition is automatically mounted on boot, without having to use some application like ntfs-config. However, it's not ...
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How to recover flash drive lost after formatting with GParted?

I was just copying audio files into my 2GB USB mp3 player, then i had a problem saying that it could not copy files into the drive any more, i tried removing it and trying again, but it didn't work, ...
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how can i safely remove an external hard drive?

Two of the three icons of the drive's partitions show on the desktop. One has disappeared and the contents are not accessible. Right clicking on the desktop icon of the partition gives the option to ...
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I cant see my windows drive in ubuntu

I'm n00ber than any n00b you ever seen, so bear with me... I just downloaded wubi and installed ubuntu 12.10 along with Windows 7 on the same HDD. Linux works fine, but doesnt show files from drive ...
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New lvm install to pick up existing home drive and reinstate swap partition

I've read so many variables on what I'm trying to do, I thought it better to ask outright. I've been through a few installs and upgrades of Ubuntu but never had my system (root) drive encrypted. Just ...
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Cannot find wireless after installation, please help

I recently posted a question but couldn't get any help from it so here goes again: I am new to Linux. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto a USB drive to put on an old laptop just for fun. I realized that ...
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Can Ubuntu recognize an external disk drive created by windows xp?

I have an external Hard Drive Formatted under Windows XP, Can I manage this drive in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Right now the drive is invisible to Ubuntu. How can I use such a drive without reformatting it?
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Can't install ubuntu, continue button doesnt work

I have a laptop without an internal hard drive and I'm struggling to make it work from a USB drive. I have used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.0.1 to install Ubuntu onto my USB drive. I specified a 250 ...
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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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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 ...