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how do i free up the space on usb drives when i have deleted files

yeah hi, how do i do this? only been using ubuntu for about 1 month, (loving it, its like what i've always been looking for in 16 years of modern computing) anyway i digress. I have been emptying the ...
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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 ...
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software install/update requires CD [on hold]

when i try to install pip-python i get this message Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander - Release amd64 (20131016.1)' in the drive '/media/cdrom/' and press ...
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How do I do anything with a second drive?

I've built an HTPC. i liked the idea of Ubuntu mixed with XBMC because of the speed and small footprint, and especially the cost (free is usually nice). I haven't dealt with command lines since MS DOS ...
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Ubuntu doesnt load after installing windows 7

Installed windows 7 on my hp-15r014tx. I had installed ubuntu before . after lot of struggle. I partitioned my hardisk into two parts. 500 GB NTFS(For windows) and 400 GB ext4(for linux) and some ...
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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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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard drive

I insalled Ubunutu on external hard drive and I want to ask you, if my Windows 8 disk will stay untouched after using Ubunutu? Will it run well? Also I tried Live USB and it worked really fine.
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can't mount nor read my former windows8 ntfs partition in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

so I've deleted win8.1 and after installing Ubuntu I'm unable to read any data from my other hard drive. Gparted states 'unknown' as the file system and considers this corrupt data. this is the ...
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Why my last drive doesn’t mount in Ubuntu in despite of mounting all my disk and its drives in windows?

Why my last drive doesn’t mount in Ubuntu in despite of mounting all my disk and its drives in windows? I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7. My system also restart suddenly in Ubuntu but my ...
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Shutdown does not clean the state of the drive

I was not sure whether to ask this in superuser or here. Anyway, I have dual boot: Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 and 3 disk drives: for Windows OS (the famous C://) neutral one, for files (lets call it "D ...
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Mounting issues with harddisk

I receive below written message every time i open my storage. It was working fine previously after installation but recently these messages popup while opening storage. I did complete shutdown of ...
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Hard drive activity every few seconds

My hard drive is being written to every few seconds, even with no applications running. The last lines of dmesg shows the following; [19795.860804] type=1400 audit(1411730528.506:81): ...
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sharing drives, folders, and files between kububntu and windows running in virtualbox

am running kubuntu as my host and running windows 7 inside virtualbox. so far everthing is running fine, but as yet cant get it to let me share external drives, any folders or files on any of the ...
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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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Resizing second drive partition

I have struggled with my problem for days, and have tried to find different kind of solutions, but now I decided to ask. My primary problem is too small sda1 partition which is 243M and 100% full. ...
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Drive Name in Windows

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. If I change the Ubuntu partition name in Windows, will that cause me problems in Ubuntu (or Windows)? I'll add that Windows 8.1 was installed on the machine ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto a USB flash drive using the SAME flash drive?

When you make a USB bootable with Ubuntu, it usually offers to either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install" into the hard drive. "Try Ubuntu" doesn't really save changes or treat the USB like a hard drive of its ...
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My Flash Dirve is write protected

My Flash Drive is write protected. How can I remove the write protected? My Flash Drive brand is SanDisk.
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Active Directory / Map Network Drive / Likewise-open

The Situation: Windows Active Directory with a Domain, Users have specific private Network Drives automatically mapped onto their machine, when they log in on a windows machine. I want to achieve the ...
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How to push (sync) from local repository to my Google Drive using Grive client on Ubuntu?

I would like to push changes from my local Google Drive to cloud. How to sync this way? Thank you.
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Hello all. Can I install from an external cd player

I am completely new to Ubuntu, and want to check it out, so I decided to install it momentarily along windows 7, on my Acer Extensa 5635z. At first, I though of trying the windows installer and ...
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I can't format my flash drive

I'm trying to format my flash drive via Disks: but every time I get this error: What should I do? Thanks!
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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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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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I can no longer see my Windows share drives in 12.04 LTS

I am running 12.04 LTS. I installed the latest update today and now I can no longer access my Network drive or my Windows 7 drives. Everything was fine until I installed the update. Any help will ...
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Locking down windows drive

Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use. Im running the LXDE ...
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Temporary Mount 2nd Windows data Drive

I have a Windows 7 system which has just had a Motherboard Failure. The System had 4 Hard drives. 1 With OS, the Others with only DATA. I want to temporarily mount the data drives so that I can copy ...
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How can a share storage between Linux, Windows, and Mac

How can I share an internal hard drive across a network with both Windows and Mac with guest read and write permissions?
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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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Xubuntu flash drive won't boot [duplicate]

Hi I have tried download Xubuntu linux off of a live flash drive and have not been able to do it. I used unetbootin to make my live flash drive. I have a 2GB Memorex 0058 Travel Drive. I have a ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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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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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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Cannot access a file using java.io.FileInputStream

I am working with java servlets and I need to access a file trail.xlsx within the java code using java.io.Fileinputstream class, for windows we have to add the drive letter but here we don't have any ...
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DVD RW Not Detected/Mount failed while boot

My FSTAB File(/etc/fstab) /etc/fstab: static file system information. Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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Ubuntu completly dependant on installation flash drive [duplicate]

I can't turn on my computer unless I have the installation flash drive in, every single time I restart my computer I lose all the files I downloaded for that session. The only thing I can think of is ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with only one drive

I'm new to all of this Ubuntu and I want to install it on my laptop, but I was wondering if having only on drive(C drive) would require me to delete Windows first, while running the Ubuntu installer ...
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Toshiba USB drive doesnt mount on 14.04 - metal clicking noises - fine on Windows

I have a Toshiba 2T hard drive that makes clicking noises rather than mounts. Also have a Nikon Colorplex that doesn't mount. 14.04 is up to date. Here is the dmesg tail for the hard drive. [ ...
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Disk partitions are not appearing separately when installing Ubuntu along with Windows 8.1

I have installed windows 8.1 and now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 along with it and want dual boot OS. I have 250 GB HD and they partitioned in four drives in windows and in which one is 20 GB ...
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Unable to access 2 drives

One of my drives in windows 8 is not being showed in "Trying Ubuntu" and another is shown but I can't access it,its showing following error message Error mounting /dev/sda6 at ...
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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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how to download google spreadsheets using terminal?

Hello I am using ubuntu 12.04 . I need to access many google spreadsheets which are shared with many collaborators. How Can I download them using terminal?
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Difficulty in partitioning after installation [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu12. While installing I haven't created any Partition. I am trying to create one now, but it not allowing me to do that, saying, 'The device is busy'. Please help.
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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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How to Access Windows Partition/Drives

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from bootable Pen Drive and during the installation I had overwritten it on previously run Windows 7. Now I am unable to access the Windows partition D Drive, E Drive, F Drive ...
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Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?

I have an old laptop with sadly out of date 10.04 Lucid on it. The internal drive is partitioned and contains Windows 7, which I never use. Gradually, it's losing functionality, as more software ...
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3.5" drive runs continuously

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP desktop with cd and 3.5 inch drive. The 3.5 inch drive runs continuously. I installed the equivalent of device manager can found the drive but could not disable it. Is ...
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Resize Ubuntu File System Partition from Windows NTFS drive (dual boot)

I Have dual Boot OS, Ubuntu and Windows. I want to resize the Ubuntu file system partition that I take from Windows NTFS Partition Here The Harddrive: Windows: C:\ = 50 GB D:\ = 230 GB ...
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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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How to wipe clean an NTFS hard drive, with a hibernated Windows

I tried to wipe clean my NTFS Windows hard drive, to complete my transfer to Ubuntu. However, using the ntfs-3g command resulted in: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in ...