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switching drives in terminal

In DOS, I switch between different drives by typing c:, d:, e: etc., 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 create bootable USB drive (ubuntu) [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB key drive in order to be able to run/install an Ubuntu ISO image with it. How can I do that using Ubuntu (command line) ?
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USB drive can't be displayed if trash has been deleted

After I deleted the .Trash-1000 folder from my usb drive on a Windows PC, my Ubuntu PC cannot access it anymore and displays the following message: This path couldn't be displayed. Unfortunally, the ...
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Is there a way so show mounted servers in the Unity launcher

I connect to several servers, which when mounted show up under network in Nautilus, however they don't show up in the Unity launcher. Is there a way to make them show up there just like the normal ...
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how do i log into my computer using ubuntu [duplicate]

I set up external flash drive to run ubuntu. How do I get it to work and not load windows XP?
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windows fresh installation alongside zorin os [closed]

Right now, I have only zorin OS running in my Compaq laptop. I removed windows 7 completely about a month ago,but now I wish to have windows alongside zorin . I'm unable to accomplish this with what ...
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...
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Booting from flash drive

Hello I'm rather new to Ubuntu and I was wondering if someone could point me to a tutorial of how to boot from a flash drive and tell me if I need to partition my hard drive in anyway in order to boot ...
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Shared drive between windows and ubuntu

I have laptop which has HDD. I can use this HDD both in Ubuntu 13.10 and windows7. I have problem If I save some documents in UBUNTU, why I can not see that file in windows. Is there any valid reason ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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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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formatting not working error showing in pendrive (error showing)?

Error creating file system: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" mktable msdos' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Error: Input/output error during read on /dev/sdb (udisks-error-quark, 0) did ...
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Problem loading Ubuntu installer from Flash Drive

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 to a USB thumb drive using Universal USB Installer. When I go to reboot my computer I can tell it's trying to boot from the flash drive, but I ...
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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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mount error, special device does not exists

I have a hard disk of 320 GB on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. 2 drives of my hard (sda7 and sda8 of ext3 type) cannot be mounted. output of sudo mount /dev/sda7 /home/newfolder -t ext3 : mount: special ...
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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 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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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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In SSH, how do I mv to my local drive?

Probably bad searching/not knowing the terminology, but: I've managed to ssh into my webhost's directory for me, and tar the webapp I want to back up and download. But when I try to mv to ...
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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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Couldn't see other drive on ubuntu

I have a desktop with two drives, an SSD and an HDD. I have installed ubuntu desktop 12.04 on SSD. However, when I login, I couldn't see HDD drive. What steps should I follow? How should I format HDD ...
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How to write a shell script that synchronizes Google Drive to Linux OS?

Google drive is probably not the best choice for Linux and I think there are other free services compatible with Linux. I just wanted to know how painful it would be to write a script that would ...
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How do i mount my internal hard disk when in “Try Ubuntu” mode?

I am running the "Try Ubuntu" mode and I want to clear some of the data on the hard drive to install Ubuntu, but I cant access the hard drive at all, the hard drive works though. I am new to Linux and ...
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accessing at home windows network drive

I'm very new to ubuntu so I'm still very much stumbling around. In the file drawer I can see an icon for my network drive but I cant figure out where I enter or store the user id and password that ...
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Does grub need to update/refresh after install windows into another hard drive? [closed]

i have a pc with two physical disks: one of them with debian wheezy; and the other one has one logical partition with several data and some free space. The thing is, if i install windows 7 x64 in this ...
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Alternative to Google Drive for Ubuntu

I switched over to xubuntu, but one of the most important things that I really need/use seems to not be available for Linux. It's google drive, and the ones i've tried such as Grive, just don't work ...
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A script which can be run from a flash drive and modify startup applications

So I have created a script I would like to run on computers at startup on the network I manage. Each is unique, so merging settings accross the network would be problematic. I could change each ...
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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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After I changed mysql datadir to an extra usb drive (/media/***/mysql), Ubuntu can't boot without that disk

Forgive my poor English and thank you for your time. I got a boot problem since I changed the data directory of mysql to an usb drive followed a web site guidence. I'm pretty sure that mysql works ...
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Western Digital Hard Drive in a USB rack: USB Device not detected - 12.04

I had a look at some posts and answers but didn’t find answer to my problem. I'm trying to make my config detect a WD Disk in a USB Rack. The output of udevadm monitor --udev: monitor will print ...
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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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“Missing Operating System” when booting from USB flash drive

Arrghh...So frustrated with this problem. Today I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, being completely new to Linux. My plan is to run it on a partitioned drive with Windows 7 on a separate SSD. ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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I can't see my IDE hard drives in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu to replace my Windows system. I have 5 HDD in my pc, the main 3 Ubuntu picks up, the SATA ones, but the two connected by the IDE cables I cannot see. I am new and this is ...
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“Disk drive is not ready yet or not present” after renaming partition

Ok so, here's the thing. I have an 256GB SSD and a 2TB HDD in my system. I had windows 7 on the SSD until a couple of days ago and ubuntu on a partition on my HDD. Not so familiar with ubuntu btw, ...
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What is the Linux drive naming scheme?

In Windows; you have the C:\ drive. This is the primary drive upon which Windows is installed. However, Linux uses a different naming scheme: sda, sdb[1-4], etc. Can anyone give me a brief outline of ...
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DVD wont mount Ubuntu 12.04

I can't seem to be able to mount my optical drive. I have tried numerous solutions from this site with no results. I am not able to see the device inside the file browser either. There is a DVD in ...
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keep getting error messages

im new as hell to this so forgive me. i keep getting error messages when i try and convert .iso to .img. says no such file or directory. i know once i get the converted file i have to do a bunch of ...
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I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive

Help me, guys! I can not change the BIOS to boot with flash drive. I change in the BIOS the USB to first, but when i reboot the laptop, just the windows starts. I need help! Sorry for the bad english. ...
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How do I create a new partition on my hard drive? [duplicate]

I just got a copy of Windows XP, and I want to put it on my hard drive along side Ubuntu. How do I create/re size the partitions on my hard drive?
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How to boot Ubuntu Linux from a USB drive?

I created a flash drive with 12.04 Ubuntu on it, because I want to try it and explore it. I can't get my computer to boot from the drive. I used the suggested pendrive program to format the drive. I ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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Second Hard drive does not appear in the Ubuntu installer, “Installation Type” screen

I have two hard drives installed on my laptop. One has Windows 8.1 installed and I want to put Ubuntu (13.10) on the second drive. I partitioned 200GB of space from the second drive. When the ...
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Network manager and sutdown not working

Most of the functionality have stopped working after I changed the permission of lib folder. Network manager, shutdown/restart, DVD drive everything stopped working. Can some one lead me to the right ...
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Network drives shortcuts on desktop , howto do it correctly?

How can I do to make available a network drive on the desktop as I do with windows? I mean to put just a link on the desk that gives me the access to the network folder, I'd like it capable to keep ...
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I cannot Open Portable haddrive disk

I have Maxtor blackarmor Portable 320GB hard drive Disk. When i plug that into my Unbuntu OS it pop with error DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.NotFound: The given volume was not found ...
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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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Error when mounting USB hard drive

Error mounting /dev/sdd1 at /media/nevos/Elements: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdd1" "/media/nevos/Elements"' exited ...
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Problems with initial boot

I just built a brand new computer with an SSD. Since i don't have Windows yet, I decided to install Ubuntu for the time being. I was able to get the system to recognize the cd drive, but the system ...
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Moving data from external NTFS USB backup drive to root partition internal Adaptec 2820sa RAID 5 [duplicate]

I am a bit of a newbie. I have set up all the drives. I can see them and access the files. When I attempt to move any file from the USB drive to the root drive, it says I don't have root permission. ...