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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: ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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Restoring deleted partitions/files

I had Windows 7 installed on my computer and four partitions, namely, C (where Windows was installed), D, E, and F. I decided to install Ubuntu and ended up deleting all my partitions, but one with ...
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How to automount usb drive reliably without fstab

I need a way to mount a usb drive without using fstab. I Cannot use fstab because the drive is not connected to my computer at boot. This causes an issue during any one off reboots because start up ...
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PC wont install from pendrive

I made a bootable usb stick using Pen Drive Linux's USB Installer, but my PC doesn't recognize it when booting. I have set the BIOS to select USB as first choice but it just bypasses it and boots ...
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Can't Find Windows's partitions in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access Windows partition? I have made dual boot system with Ubuntu and Windows 7 (Preinstalled given by manufacturer on Laptop). I am not able to find my windows ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu 12.04 - [Errno 5]

I'm trying to intall Ubuntu 12.04 to my brand new eBay purchased hard drive. Only got the drive today and already it's causing me problems. The seller is a proper proffesional company with 99.9% ...
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Booting From USB Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can’t get USB flash drive to boot I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 10.12 from a usb memory stick in a first time installation, but i keep getting a message preventing me from ...
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How to create a common ext4 [ read / write ] partition with all ubuntu users?

I have a shared EXT4 drive with 777 permissions for all users to use. Problem is : When a user creates a new folder / file, it gets 644. I guess that is because of the umask for that user. Now, I ...
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Problems mounting ntfs hard disk on boot

I've followed this tutorial: Can I change personal folder locations to mount my two disks on boot. The funny thing is that I was able to mount one (Datos), but the second (Programs) gives me this ...
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I can't access secondary hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on a primary hard drive and Windows 8 on a secondary one. When I try to access the secondary hard drive the following message appears: Error mounting: mount exited with ...
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No Read/Write Permission as User on a Secondary Drive

I have a 2nd hard drive that is used for data only, it has been formatted both in NTFS and FAT32, the system is dual booted with Windows so the Data drive is used to share data between Win and Ubuntu. ...
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Is there a driver for HP 3D Drive Guard?

In some HP Laptops have 3d drive guard system . i dont how it works but there is a link about it. In windows hp depends it but i didnt find a driver about it for linux . HP 3D DriveGuard protects ...
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Can't mount my USB Drive

~> sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Disk Did not find any restart pages in $LogFile and it was not empty. The file system wasn't safely closed on Windows. Fixing. I have a USB Hard Disk and Windows ...