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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Program a flash drive to automatically copy a specific folder when plugged in?

I'm looking for a way to plug my flash drive into a computer and have it automatically copy all the files from a specific folder when it's plugged in? My son is being secretive about a party he went ...
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How to boot Ubuntu Linux from a USB drive?

I created a flash drive with 12.04 Ubuntu on it, because I want to try it and explore it. I can't get my computer to boot from the drive. I used the suggested pendrive program to format the drive. I ...
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Attempted to install Ubuntu, now I have no boot menu

I attempted to install Ubuntu 13.04 onto my secondary hard drive. I say "attempted" because I had to cancel the installation after it hung on "update-grub" (or something like that) for two or three ...
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Ubuntu formatted my hard drive [duplicate]

I am in a very bad situation. Initially, I had windows 7 and windows 8 installed on two separate partitions and a third partition for data(music and such). I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 instead of ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 on 3.4.45 kernel: Can't access USB memory stick

I installed kernel version 3.4.45 [LTS] on ubuntu 12.4 on a Acer laptop. With this configuration, the USB memory drives can't be accessed, some details are follows. Upon inserting the USB drive dmesg ...
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Install on usb external hard drive

I am new to ubuntu and i would like some help. I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but i would love to have ubuntu too because it's a great OS. So i would like to install ubuntu on an external ...
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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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How can I access my Ubuntu boot disk files as external USB disk on Centos 6.3?

Not sure whether this would be more appropriate in a Centos forum, but I'll post it here for starters as I am more comfortable and familiar with Ubuntu. I recently purchased a server with Centos 6.3 ...
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SSH login wakes spun-down storage drives

I'm running 12.04 on a home server/HTPC, and have several storage drives which spin down using values set in /etc/hdparm.conf. Sometimes, logging in via ssh causes some or all of the drives to wake ...