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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 ...
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What is the equivalent for switching drives in terminal on Linux?

In DOS, I switch between different drives by typing c:, d:, e: and so forth. But it doesn't work that way in Linux. Could anyone please tell me how to switch between different drives?
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How do I map Network Drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct way of mounting a Windows share I was wondering if it was possible to map windows network drives on Ubuntu. If there is any way, please let me know how! Thanks ...
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System went read only…won't allow me to boot

I accidentally made my system read only. After a quick Google search I know this can be fixed by remounting the drive using sudo mount " ". The problem is I already restarted my system ...
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Windows Dynamic Disk not reading in Ubuntu

While using windows i changed my hard disk partitions from "Logical Disk" to "Dynamic Disk"..... then i installed Ubuntu in c drive. when i opened ubuntu the contents of C:Drive are shown but i am ...
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Can't change file permissions on External Hard Drive

I have recently installed an external hard drive USB on my Ubuntu 11.10 Server but I cannot use Apache to allow web browsing. I think it is a permissions problem but I cannot change the permissions ...
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How do I 'see' an external USB drive connected directly to my Broadband Router?

This is a very frustrating problem! I have a small home network with several dual boot Ubuntu / Windows computers. I have recently upgraded my Broadband connection and the new router permits the ...
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How can I stop Gnome Shell's drive pop up notifications?

I have an NFS drive mapped in Ubuntu 11.10 using autofs which automatically mounts a drive on every boot. But if I use the Gnome Shell interface, a pop up notification keeps popping up from the ...
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Bootable Flash Drive

I have reinstalled ubuntu 10.04.3 on my laptop and would like to make a bootable flash drive either from netbooks or 11.1 version since my new netbook has built in camera and speaker, however when I ...
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Making bootable USB drive

I have the Windows 7 iso and I wanted to make a bootable flash drive out of it. I used to use Unetbootin but they have now removed the option to show all drives. Can anyone suggest another program ...
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Can't see Hidden Data, Ctrl-H doesn't help

I am a newbie in Ubuntu. I Know by making folder starting with . makes it hidden in Linux so I did the same on My Kingston Flash drive. but I can't see it back. I have tried Ctrl-h but it didn't work. ...
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IBM Ultrium Tape drive shows up but can't mount a tape

I have this tape drive install in a dell poweredge 2900 server and I can seem to get it working, ubuntu can see the drive but I cant mount any tape I even Did mt -f /dev/nst0 erase and the drive led ...
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Cant boot after trying to install a second Hard Drive [closed]

I tried to install a second hard drive in my PC {not much experience with that}, and when I tried to boot neither the new nor the old drive worked. {The extra drive I added had already Windows on ...
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USB SATA hard drive enclosure

I'm trying to use a USB to SATA hard drive enclosure on 10.10. It shows up in the file manager, but I cannot open it or anything else. Is there a driver I need or some other configuration I must do to ...
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Mount and share USB disk on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I've just installed and configured a house server with Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS). Everything works fine, but I have a problem: I want to connect and share with Samba a USB Disk formatted in ext4. I tried to ...
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Missing disk space after upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10. How come?

I have a problem with my disk space on Ubuntu. I'll say some facts: When I installed Ubuntu, I told Ubuntu to take 25GB of space. I installed Ubuntu on my D:\ Drive, which is NOT the drive on which ...
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NAS device for Ubuntu

Fellows, I would like to know if you use, how you use and which device as Network Attached Storage. I've being reading some reviews online, and there is a lot off downsides in many models - more ...
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How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove launcher drive icons? In 11.10 how do I go about removing the mounted drives icons on the Unity Launcher? This article: ...
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Any means to use Ubuntu/Linux to remove firmware restriction to boot from My Passport Essential 320G?

Purchased WD My Passport Essential thinking it was a full service drive(i.e., backup and bootable for system crash and recovery) but NOT! Anybody know of work arounds? Firmware prevents from making ...
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How to install Ubuntu Game Pack with a virtual drive?

I downloaded the UALinux Gamepack DVD 1 .iso and mounted with AcetoneIso. Now i got the virtual drive in Desktop. But when i try to install with the autoinstaller in the virtual dvd root, a window ...
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Drive information like Windows 7?

In Windows 7 the Computer area has drives sorted by Type which list the size remaining and a progress bar to represent the size currently in use. Is there a way to customize Ubuntu 11.04 to do the ...
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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Change default location of programs / users

I just bought a new SSD hard drive and want to minimize writing to the drive by moving users and applications to another 1TB hard drive. Windows 7 accomplishes this fairly easily. I want to know how ...
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I cannot read second internal HD

I reformatted my Win "C" drive and loaded Ubuntu 11.04. The second internal HD of course is not read. It is shown in 'disk utility'. I try to mount it in disk utility but I get an error message ...
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Nautilus - Can I set nautilus not to display the drive size, just the name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide hard disk size in volume name? Is there any way to disable or at least change the way Nautilus displays Drives? My drives show up as such Size of disk: ...
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How to remove an “Unallocated” partition

I had Windows partition on my hard drive, but I uninstalled Vista, so I no longer need it. I'm guessing I need to log in with a Live CD, but when running Drive Utility and GParted on the CD, it showed ...
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Why won't my setup see the partitions on my hard drive?

I currently have a dual boot system with 6 partitions on my 180GB hard disk (4 NTFS, 1 for swap and the other one ext4). Ive got WIndows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 (upgraded from 10.10) installed. The 11.04 ...
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How to update to 11.04 through flash drive?

My internet is pretty slow on one of my Ubuntu computers and it is running 10.10. I just want to know if I am able to update to 11.04 through my flash drive. I would like to know. Thank You.
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Floppy Drive not recognised

I am a newbie with Ubuntu during the past two weeks, and I believe, that I have made good progress so far. Current setup tasks are completed, like: "Wireless Network, Printer, Thunderbird + Firefox, ...
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Cannot read from 2nd SATA data drive connected via SATA docking station

Installed 10.10 this week on dual boot system. Everything else works fine but cannot read from 2nd SATA drive with all my data. Same drive works normally when booted to Windows XP. Interesting part ...
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What is the difference between the “Entire Partition” and “Entire Disc”?

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 7 operation system. During installation I have three options: Install alongside the existing OS. Remove everything and install Ubuntu. Manual ...
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How to make a USB drive bootable after live image is copied into it using `dd` command?

I was unable to create live USB drive using dd command while unetbootin works. The former method used to work fine on the particular USB Drive. Is the USB drive filesystem corrupted? If yes, how do I ...
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How do you forcibly unmount a disk when you press the eject button on an optical drive?

When upgrading my hardware, I also upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10. On my previous system (with 10.04 and earlier). when I ejected a disk from the optical drive, the sub-folder in the /media directory was ...
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Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?

Trying to copy the content of a DVD on a Asrock ION 330 running Maverick, i.e. with: dd if=/dev/sr0 of=dvdcopy ...I get errors in /var/log/messages: Jan 15 17:18:15 asrock kernel: [ 2616.445966] ...
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How can I Fix the CD/DVD refresh for the media drive so that it is recognized automatically?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 64bit and it seems to work flawlessly. But today I tried to check some CDs and I was surprised that Ubuntu doesn't automatically refresh the CD/DVDs inserted in ...