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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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How can I install ubuntu 12.04 to my computer's hard drive?

I've put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on to my 8gb memory stick, and while it boots from it fine, I've never been prompted to install Ubuntu directly to my computer. I would like to do this so I don't need that ...
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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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Boot Ubuntu from flash drive help

I recently had a problem with my windows 7 computer, where after it loads windows and goes to the login screen, my keyboard and mouse won't work. I've tried a lot of stuff, and I've decided to just ...
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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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DVD drive missing after upgrade to 12.04

I cannot find a way to read CD/DVD since upgrading to 12.04. If I reboot with my old 10.10 live disk in the drive the computer boots from the CD, so I assume it is not a hardware issue (also, the DVD ...
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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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I can't see my IDE hard drives in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu to replace my Windows system. I have 5 HDD in my pc, the main 3 Ubuntu picks up, the SATA ones, but the two connected by the IDE cables I cannot see. I am new and this is ...
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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 ...
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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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Repair a broken hard drive? [closed]

I have a newer Toshiba hard drive with bad sectors... I don't hear anything loose, so I think maybe there is just a scratch in the disk somewhere... I heard of products that can "buff" out those ...
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Can not access windows 8 drive from Ubuntu

I am dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu ...i finally got them both working my problem is i can not see my windows drive from ubuntu ....i can see it listed with i open up nautilus ...but when i click ...
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Drive Misaligned when creating RAID

I've created a RAID using 4 disks on GUID file partition and one of the drives says it is misaligned by 3072 bytes which may affect performance. The drives are all WD. If I dismount the raid, the ...
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Is there a way to auto remount a drive without a reboot

I have an external drive that apparently won't automount anymore. If I didn't want to restart the machine. Is there a way to automount the drive. It shows up under /dev/sdb1 if I do: fstab -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 do i install ubuntu on ssd cache and maintain windows acceleration? [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I just bought a lenovo u310 preinstalled with windows 7. It has a 32 GB ssd cache drive and a 500 GB hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu root ...
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mount two hard drives on start up

I have two hard-drives (one internal and one external) that I want to mount on start up (ntfs, but it doesn’t matter). I can mount them fine with the "Disk Utility" aplication and I can mount them ...
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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 move an EXE file to Wine's fake C: drive

can anyone tell me how I can move a .exe file to Wine's fake C: drive? Thanks!
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No hard drive how can i install this tool/os?

My system wont boot because it says there is no hard drive (witch there is but may have just given out)if this is so would ubuntu work to recover the data on that drive or is it a done deal?
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My Ubuntu has less disk space than it should

I'm trying to install Steam in Ubuntu, after a nights worth of errors, re installing, and much anger, however after Ubuntu didn't immediately crashed, and I finally got steam working, I went to ...
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Converting a windows drive to Ubuntu Drive

I am recent convert to Ubuntu and just loving it. Right now, I can access my windows drive from ubuntu, however, I want to delete the windows partition and make it an ubuntu partition. I have already ...
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Can a modified Ubuntu flash drive installation be installed on another system?

Would it be possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a flash drive, install all the updates and desired apps such as flash and THEN install it updates and all to another system? I'm hoping I can save a ...
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How to mount external drive directly under “/media/” and not under “/media/username/”?

I have been facing a new and annoying problem after installing Apache2 on my new 12.10 distribution. I have done this at least 20 times before with older distributions and had no problems up until ...
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How do I fix an Input/Output error using dd?

Hi i'm Trying fixing my Windows 7 system with a broken harddrive, but it's still running. I'm trying copy all data to a new drive to reinstall Windows 7. Drive called SQSERVICE. I can't copy at all ...
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startup problem : the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present (12.10)

hi this message is appearing during start up, I'm a bit of a Linux noob and have no idea how to remedy this or what it even means. I also realise this is almost an exact replica of a question that has ...
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Can I install Ubuntu without installation media?

I was curious what the best way to install Ubuntu would be in my current situation. I have second HDD, completely clean. I want to install Ubuntu but I don't have a disk to burn to or a USB flash ...
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How can I fix my NTFS partition after shrinking in Windows?

In attempting to shrink my NTFS drive to a smaller size, so I can dual boot my currnet Windows 7 with a brand new Ubuntu 12.10 (didn't want to use Wubi), I've somehow managed to stuff up the drive and ...
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disk has many bad sectors

i've just installed ubuntu on my pc for the second time. when it started, i got a message about how bad my disk status is. after a short investigation, i found whats the problem exactly. it says: ...
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windows over ubuntu [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 few days ago to test it on my computer using wubi. Unfortunately I had a problem with my video card driver as I could not install it due to FGLRX issues. I followed the ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 12.10 if GParted detects no drive, Western Digital SATA hdd?

I cannot install Ubuntu because it makes the claim that no drive space is available. In reality it is simply not detecting my hard drive, although it is physically hooked up. Update: I am pretty sure ...
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cannot see my external drive

Hi I can't see my usb external hard drive. With disk utility it says it's mounted. But I can't find it on the right of nautilus file explorer. When I try to mounted again, obviously it says it's ...
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How to add drive/partition-icon to the launcher?

My dualboot-system (win7 / ubuntu 12.04) has a ntfs-formatted partition called "/share" for files I use both in win7 and ubuntu (e.g. pictures, music etc.). I'd like to have a symbol of this drive in ...
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Not sure if hard drive is mounted and file system contents reads 140 TB

I have just installed ubuntu 12.10 and everything is running fine but there are a few things that I am not sure about. In computer, when I click on the hard disk it says "unable to mount location - ...
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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 to partition an external hard drive

I would very much appreciate your kind help with making multiple 50 GB partitions in my 500GB external hard drive. My System information is: edmond@Dell:~$ uname -a; lsb_release -a Linux Dell ...
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ubuntu 12.10 won't see my external hard drive

So here's the story: I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my acer aspire 7551 last night without a hitch. I have two hard drives from my now out-of-service desktop that was running windows 7 that I'm trying to ...
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How to get permissions for all users for new drive added to the system - 12.10

I've added a new disk with a single ext4 partition and I want to use this as a shared multimedia drive /dev/sdd1 for all users and occasional samba users. It seems to work ok while I am logged in as ...
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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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Is it possible to remove prompt on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu on a flash drive. The intent was to use Ubuntu when the USB is inserted and Windows when it is not. But now I receive a prompt asking me to choose the operating system I ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 not seeing usb drive formatted ntfs

I have a 160gb hard disk (model WD1600BEVT) that I've installed in a USB casing. I formatted it as NTFS in Windows 7. A few days ago, I have installed Kubuntu 12.10 on my computer at home, but when I ...
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Permanently disable CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: disable the cdrom in Ubuntu 11.10 OS I have no use for a CD drive, ever. Yet it exists, consumes power, opens inadvertently when in its case or in my bed and makes noise ...
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Rough guide on how to partition when installing ubuntu 12.10

I was wondering if someone could give a rough guide on how to partition my desktop. I have a 512 GB SSD and 2 TB SATA HDD. The computer runs on 32 GB RAM and an i7 processor. The computer is for ...
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Run Ubuntu 12.04 Without Hard Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Ubuntu without a hard drive? Is there any possible way i can run Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB drive with out having a hard drive in my computer? The hard ...
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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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Unable to write in mounted drive Kubuntu 12.10

I installed Kubuntu 12.10 in SSD but unable to use HDD because I do not have write permission. kisun@ejo129:~$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kisun: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected ...
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Cannot mount USB drive — FSTAB error

Recently, one of my desktops seems to have developed a problem with the fstab and mounting USB drives. The specific error I receive is... Unable to mount TRAVELDRIVE Error mounting: mount exited with ...