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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 ...
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How to access files on a drive from an older system, mounted in a new system?

I've recently built a new system, after a rather large physical injury was sustained by my previous system (a precarious balance, and gravity, were not a happy mix). Surprisingly the /home drive of ...
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How do I open files that are not located inside wine's virtual C drive?

I am running winamp using wine. When I am choosing music to open in winamp I can only browse inside wines c drive but I have all my music on a partition. I want to be able to play the music from the ...
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How can I limit CD drive speed while on the live CD to avoid drive noise?

I sometimes disconect my harddisks for the weeks while only using the internet and I use the Ubuntu Live CD. But every time it needs something while in live desktop it accelerates and makes a lot of ...
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I failed to safely eject my USB drive and lost data…how do I get it back?

I have to admit I didn't "Safetly Eject", but I have done this a million times... what gives, and how do I get my data back??