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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 ...
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PCman filemanager displays old data on USB mounted drive

When I plug in usb flash drive, or even my camera and open File Manager only old data that was previously on usb drive (or Camera's memory card) is shown. I can't open any of those files or see any ...
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How to show just one Drive in Unity bar

I have two partitions and both are appearing in nautilus. On one partition windows is stored and other is for general use D:\drive. In unity we have option to display mounted drives but I want ONLY ...
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Adding additional internal drive to fresh install (format/partioning/mounting questions) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add an additional hard drive? I think this is simple, but want to make sure I am doing everything right. I have a fresh 12.04 install on my 750GB sata internal ...
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How USB drives goes after system hard drives

I am using 12.04. My hard drives usually comes as: sda, with sudo blkid and if I plug-in any USB drive, they comes as: sdb, sdc etc; after sda. That's fine. But problem arises after I restart my ...
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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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Why does the installer say I don't have enough drive space on a new drive?

I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to install it on a new (bare) hard drive and can't get past the first screen (the one that says "For best results, please ensure that this computer: ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu with an virtual drive? (With Daemon or Alcohol)

Is it safe to install Ubuntu with an virtual diskdrive (With Daemon, Alcohol, or MagicISO)? Because I'm not sure, and won't take the risk.
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails to recognise my blu-ray drive

This blu-ray drive was working fine in Windows (before Windows became corrupted and I used the opportunity to move to Linux). I have checked SATA connections and the drive is picked up by the BIOS ...
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How to create fifth drive for ubuntu on Win7?

I have Win7 with 4 drives (basic disk) and a lot of unallocated space.... Now I want to create 5th drive for Ubuntu... But windows don't let me create 5th without making the disk Dynamic. I don't ...
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Cant set up Swap Memory

My system was recently locking up, and I realized that all my ram was all used up. I then inserted an old Hard drive and made an 8gb swap partition to compensate. Swap memory is "not avaliable" which ...
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Is there any program available for making bootable USB drive?

I just don't understand the how-to pages for installing Ubuntu from USB drive. Is there any program that can make USB drive from previously downloaded Ubuntu ISO images? Something like that would be ...
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How to make several drives one large hard drive?

Just wondering how I would go about make say three 1tb drives one large volume? This way I don't need to section things off to different hard drives, and Ubuntu/Linux can just assign the data where ...
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Ubuntu Server Edition won't boot with second hard drive plugged in

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server edition running on my home server. I cannot (for the life of me) get it to boot with a second hard drive plugged in. I have checked boot priority and made sure ...
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Inserted DVD disc not recognized

I was trying to watch a DVD on my Ubuntu laptop, however, whenever I insert the disc, the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer pane disappears, seems that it cannot detect what type of disc was inserted. ...
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How do I get back hard drive space after I have uninstalled Ubuntu from Windows?

I installed Ubuntu on windows like it says to do it on Ubuntu's website as an application. I did not want it to create a separate partition on my hard drive. A few days ago, I uninstalled Ubuntu by ...
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How do I format my entire HDD?

Ok I have recently made some mistakes with installing some operating systems that I should have just kept on a live cd not ubuntu but another os and with my ocd when I saw my lot's of different ...
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How can I recover data from a clicking/dying external drive?

Windows asks me to reformat every time I plug it into my computer, so I fired up Ubuntu via VirtualBox (selecting the external hard drive in the USB settings for VirtualBox beforehand) to see if I can ...
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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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Why does my FAT32 USB attached disk not mount in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I run Ubuntu 12.04 x64. I have a FAT32 USB disk with valuable data on it but it does not mount. I can see and access it when I plug it in to a Windows machine, but not on Ubuntu. I tried all kind of ...
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How to make nautilus to mount at `/drivename` instead of `/media/drivename`?

I want to mount my other drives (mostly ntfs and fat) on /drivename by clicking on the drive icon in the nautilus side pane, where "drivename" refers to the label of the drive. By default nautilus ...
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12.04 freezes due hybrid ssd?

Ubuntu 64bit installation freezes 3-5 times per day on my new desktop comupter. Only cold reboot is possible. I suppose the issues is due the SSD hybrid drive (Seagate Momentus 7200 FDE.2 ST950042) ...
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partitioning drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? I am going to teach myself to administer linux. I want to be able to run both ...
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change permission of usb drive [duplicate]

I have linked a new USB drive with my system and i am not able to copy any file to it. I tried to change the permission by using below command: /media$ sudo chmod 777 0000-7D6C "0000-7D6C" is the ...
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12.04 LTS 64 bits does not boot from HDD

I installed 12.04 LTS 64 bits from a USB drive, but I can't seem to boot from the HDD. I have a single partition, with no other OSes. I need to plug in the USB drive for the PC to boot Ubuntu. Is my ...
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Install ubuntu Linux directly onto hard drive via a bridge

the windows XP 32-bit on my laptop recently died and I want to install linux now. The problem is the laptop has no cd or floppy drive anymore and is not able to boot from USB. I borrowed a "bridge" ...
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Not able to see '/home' drive .

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with 3 partition [ / drive for 100 GB, /home for 200 GB and /swap drive for 8 GB] . But after successful installation I'm not able to see /home drive . I can see ...
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Is there a way to make a mounted gvfs volume shortcut on the desktop or home folder?

I have a network drive and I want to make it accessible to apps , such as LiberOffice. I cannot make a link. The drive is available under .gvfs. Is there a way to have it as a link in my desktop or ...
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Make bootable USB Drive from Ubuntu

I need Windows for a few things, and while I love Ubuntu. I think I'll have to install Windows agian for a short period of time. I got the .iso file on my desktop, and need to make it bootable from a ...
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How do I uninstall Ubuntu 11.10 from Ubuntu?

I installed a small 3gb Ubuntu partition just to delete some annoying files in XP, but I accidentally turned the XP partition into Swap and I can only boot in Ubuntu. I do not necessarily want to save ...
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What causes file managers to show drives?

What forces a file manager to show unmounted partitions in the left pane? That is - what process is it that causes filemanagers to show drives - it's not fstab - I can show that here, I know that ...
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Ubuntu wrongly warns “Not enough space” which I do have

While I'm trying to install Ubuntu, I get the X about having less than 4.5GB space available. And when I'm trying to look on my hard drive-I cant, i tried normally' throw Gparted and throw disk ...
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Ubuntu changes drive order with multiple HDDs

My motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H, and I have 4 internal HDDs. The first one (sda) contains various Ubuntu versions. Others HDDs contain Windows XP, Windows 7, and data. However the drive ...