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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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Install Ubuntu on a second internal drive

So I have a second internal drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto but it already has data on it that I don't want to mess with. How can I go about installing without affecting this data?
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Recover Flash Drive Files

I need to recover files off my 16gb Lexar flash drive. The pcb does not appear damaged in any way so I'm hoping recovery can be done. When I plug the usb into a Windows machine, it recognizes it as ...
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Accessing network drive (NAS) on my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris 4.5

I would like to acces my network drive (NAS) which is shared over my home LAN in my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris 4.5. When opening the File Manager on the phone and sliding the Places panel, I only have ...
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Trouble with internal drives accessible from programs

I just created my first Ubuntu desktop machine to run as my media server for Plex. I have a new SSD with the OS on it, two 1TB drives mirrored, and one 1.5TB drive. The problem I have is that I cannot ...
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Install Ubuntu on Drive C Only

How do I install Ubuntu on Drive C only? I backed up all my data on Drive D and I'm afraid that I might lose them all.
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mini.iso does not recognize disk controller

I've got an old PC with VIA chipset (northbridge: VIA P4M266, southbridge: VIA VT8235) and only CD drive. I want to install Ubuntu on it using the mini.iso disk image (14.04 LTS). Ubuntu booted, ...
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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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Hex editor for open drives

There is any good hex editors that can open a drive not just a single file? Something like Hex Workshop? I'm looking for something for my Computer Forensics class. Thanks
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Is it safe to access files from Windows 7 partition on Ubuntu partition (all on same HDD)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside my W7 drive so they're on separate partitions (I let it do the paritioning automatically from the disc). On the launcher in Ubuntu it created a shortcut ...
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How to I copy bootable USB flash drive to larger drive?

I've tired a number of things to get this to work and I'm missing something. I ran out of space on my 8gb bootable flash drive. I'm running 12.04 server. The drive has sda1 (primary 4gb), sda2 ...
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ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive, but now I need the hard drive to boot into Windows. I made sure that the boot device was on my local drive when I created the partition, but it still ...
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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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How to setup a set of disks like I want

I am very new with Linux. I have been using OS X and Windows for many, many years however. I decided to create an Ubuntu Server to handle my scalable file storage needs. I had a Buffalo Linkstation ...
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I want to install Unbuntu on another laptop using a flash drive and a Mac

I have a macbook running 10.6.8. I want to get Unbuntu onto my 32 gig flash drive and then install it onto another laptop. I can only do it with a flash drive because the laptop's disc drive is ...
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My secondary harddrive is not showing up as a save location

I was trying to download a game and as my primary hard drive is juts for my OS and is the size for such, would not be able to save the files because of disk space. And my second hard drive doesn’t ...
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Drive bay not working when empty on startup

I have a SATA drive bay, which only works when having a drive inserted at startup. If I start the system and then enter a drive, it starts running (makes sounds and is vibrating), but it won't even ...
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How do I remove a non-present drive from the list?

When I got this new PC, it had a floppy drive attached. Recently I decided that I wasn't going to need it, ever, and it only made some noise on startup. So I took out the cables connected to it, and ...
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problem with : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 UBUNTU 14.10 [duplicate]

i have this problem, when i turn on my compurter , : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1, is not ready yet or ..... contiunue to wait or press M, for manual ... on UBUNTU 14.10 Any help? ...
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Ubuntu 8.10 will install on 32 bit sys but 12.04 won't

I recently got a refurbished desktop (32 bit) with Windows 7 home preloaded. Ubuntu 8.10 will install on it but Ubuntu 12.04 won't as it doesn't recognize a hard drive. As a test I reloaded with XP ...
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How to restore accidentally removed Launcher icon for external drive in Unity?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit: I used to get an icon for my portable drive on insertion. I have accidentally lost this by clicking on 'Unlock from Launcher' instead of 'Eject'. Now this icon does not appear ...
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Need to repartition a dual-boot drive [duplicate]

I have a relatively new HP laptop that came with Window 8. I created a partition and installed Ubuntu on half of the drive. Now I'm at a point where I rarely use Window, but I'm running out of space ...
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USB ports will not recognize flash drive

I have a little problem with a customer's Ubuntu. USB ports won't work, but if I restart the computer, the light on the flash drive starts blinking and I can mount the flash drive. As you can see ...
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dell studio 1525 internal dvd wont play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My Dell studio 1525 laptop won"t play dvd's after installing ubuntu 14.04. I don't get any error message, the drive just spins about 15 seconds and then stops. What command can I enter to find out ...
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SSD & Security & wipe Oh My

So SSD's are memory based, and therefore solid state, meaning that they have no mechanical parts like a a regular spinning hard drive. How does this affect the need to wash empty disk space and will ...
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Bad Sectors on Lubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron network which has both Windows and Lubuntu installed. When I check the disk with Lubuntu, it says "disk ok 1497 bad sectors". However, when I check the disk in Windows it ...
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Installing Ubuntu in another hard drive [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but instead of installing it on the same hard drive, I want it to be installed on my spare hard drive (160GB). So Windows 8.1 will be on my 500Gb Hard ...
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Can you access an usb flash drive from terminal?

I have a big problem with one usb drive: I was copying something on it when for some strange reason, the power went out. I have no battery in my laptop so it immediately shut down. After my laptop ...
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Share a partiton with Samba

I am trying to share a partition so on my window computer they can see the drive name and how much space they used and have free. I read that people created the partition and then shared the folder ...
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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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Acer Aspire One Ubuntu 14.04 Installing on flash drive instead of computer

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 onto my father's computer. I've tried it quite often but almost every time I get the live flash drive made and install it, it only boots with the flash drive in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Hitting control button ejects DVD drive

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is fine so far. But every time I press left control button, my DVD drive ejects. It does not happen with right control button. I have searched for answers ...
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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My 8Gb flash drive became a 2,3Mb one

I installed Ubuntu GNOME on my flash drive to re-install it on my computer and it didn't boot. That's okay, I fixed the problem now. But when I formatted my drive to remove the live cd, something ...
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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 to increse the size of partitions on ubuntu via command line [duplicate]

We have a FOG server running on Ubuntu Linux but unfortunately we realized that we need to increase the size of every partition(root, home, boot ...) on this system due to need to more space for FOG ...
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How can I change the destination folder of Grive?

I recently found Grive on the software center, and it seems like a very well made Google Drive client for Ubuntu, and Google will never make Drive for Linux, so I gave Grive a try. Works really well, ...
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Ubuntu boot problem at start black screen white cursor

I recently swapped hard drives on my HP computer and when I swapped back to my Ubuntu one I get just a blinking cursor on boot.
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Can't copy files on external 1 tb toshiba drive [duplicate]

I cannot copy or create folders on an external drive. It says I'm not root. Please tell me which files do I have to post here, thanks a lot!
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How to properly modify the contents of an LVM Logical Vollume that is being use by a Virtual machine

Q1 - How to properly modify the contents of an LVM Logical Vollume that is being use by a Virtual machine?. Q2 - On Xen?. Q3 - On VirtualBox?. Q4 - On KVM?. Thanks for our time.
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD [duplicate]

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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WD Black² Dual Drive motor always stops and starts

I installed Ubuntu on a Western Digital WD Black² Dual Drive. Both partitions are working. But there is still an open problem: The motor of the HDD part of the SSHD always stops and starts, over ...
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Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 Laptop

I can't boot Ubuntu from my USB FLASH DRIVE from my Sony Vaio Laptop (Windows 8.1) UEFI What's wrong with my laptop ?
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Partioning drive containing OS with media

I currently have a drive containing a partition with windows installed. The problem is that inside this partition I have all of my media (music, books, etc). I want to install Ubuntu on the same ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu 14.04.1 in a dual boot (Windows 7/Lubuntu) system

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a USB flash drive in a windows 7 system. Now every time i turn the computer on it boots to grub rescue. To enter to both Lubuntu or Windows I have to enter to BIOS boot ...
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How to make Windows Partitions or Drives visible [duplicate]

in Ubuntu I only can see (and execute) the windows partitions wich are on the same drive as ubuntu 14.10 is installed. My datas are on seperate drives on the computer, but I can't see them anymore. ...
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Steam games to a flash drive [duplicate]

I have more problems than you can shake a stick at. I want to be able to play my steam games on a flash drive because i am using a chromebook (x86) and it does not have enough storage. my problem is ...
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Unable to mount external hardrive [duplicate]

I'm only recently started using Ubuntu and I've quickly run into a major problem. I attached my external hard drive, which came from my windows system, to my new laptop. I opened a document and then ...