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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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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 ...
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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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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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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: ...