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mounting error to access the drives in ubuntu 15.04

While trying to mount the drive it is showing me an error like below...and  drive is not being mounted ....... “ Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ubuntu/B840AE6C40AE30D4: Command-line `mount -t "...
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Error mounting a drive

Hi. I have an ssd and an hdd drive on my computer. I installed Ubuntu on SSD. When i try to mount the hdd i get the error from the image attached. Tyed several terminal lines i found around here and ...
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Root directory mount in a weird location

I recently installed ubuntu on a new computer (I had it with me on an old laptop before). Usually I would follow some guide to install Ubuntu and assign the correct home folders, swap folders. Now I ...
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Ubuntu is renaming my mount point for a hard drive

I have a hard drive connected to my computer, it's located at /media/hassan/Hassan HD. This does not normally change when I reboot, but it did this time. Now it's at /media/hassan/Hassan HD1. Not sure ...
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System Unusable: Ubuntu root drive version must be 16 or more

I am getting an error when adding a hard drive. System Unusable: Ubuntu root drive version must be 16 or more how to solve this? --hs
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Map network drive to Win7 share from Ubuntu

To start, I am a complete novice to Ubuntu, and have used Windows exclusively essentially up until a few weeks ago. I am an IT technician working in an MSP, so I am fairly tech savvy. My goal is to ...
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Ubuntu wont read DVD discs

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My CD's are being read but my DVD's are not. I have a DVD with a bootable image and even that wont boot on startup. is it because of Ubuntu or is it a problem ...
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How to use Ubuntu pen drive on Windows? [duplicate]

I am totally a new user of Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is that I installed Ubuntu through the USB drive. Now I want to use the pen drive on Windows. I tried to format the pen drive but failed.
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Unable to view drive - receive error message

I installed GRUB to one of my drives, which caused it not to boot, and showing me "Error 17". However, I thought about deleting the GRUB directory, as my LiveCD/DVD Ubuntu can not run the GRUB ...
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How to install google drive on Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to install google drive in Ubuntu 15.10?
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...
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Can't compile programs on flash drive

I have mounted my flash drive to a new mount point inside my home folder. However, when I still try to compile my .cpp file, it tells me permission denied. How can I fix this? 1) In GParted, my flash ...
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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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Is my flash drive broken ? How to fix?

I run this command "sudo tail -c 0 -f /var/log/syslog" and plug my flash drive. And this is the output : May 12 20:54:09 R124L-PC kernel: [ 1658.098890] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 6 May ...
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Deleting 'core dump' folders/files in root partition for space

On trying to upgrade my system, I keep getting a message that I need to free up space in the root partition. Here's the situation: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 ...
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How do I format my entire HDD?

Ok I have recently made some mistakes with installing some operating systems that I should have just kept on a live cd not ubuntu but another os and with my ocd when I saw my lot's of different ...
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Grub menu installed on the wrong drive

So I was setting up my Linux along side windows 10 which I had installed on an external hard drive and everything worked great; I had windows 7 on my internal hard drive, and a duel boot win10/Linux ...
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How a 300 GB partition of my harddisk is holding 417 GB of data?

A 300 GB partition of my hard disk holds 417 GB of data and there is still 170 GB free. Yes, I can see some data is unreadable but how data volume could be bigger than the container? Picture below ...
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Is Ubuntu's handling of other internal drives safe?

When ever I restart or shutdown the computer, I have to click on the drive and it takes a few minutes until the drive is technically "mounted". Is it safe? does this means that every time the ...
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Iomega Seagate NAS unable to mount

I am having problems with a Iomega NAS which is a 1TB Seagate SATA it's giving me a white blink and not showing up via network. I am close to bashing the seagate with a lump hammer, been trying to get ...
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How do I get wireless internet working after duel booting Ubuntu/mac OS X [duplicate]

I just successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 along side the mac operating system. The only problem now is my computer is not detecting any kind of wireless networks while using ubuntu I'm not that ...
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Did hard drive ids change in 15.10?

my fstab has entries like /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x9236792127351050241x-part2 after upgrading to 15.10 this isn't working because those paths no longer exist? now it's at /dev/disk/by-id/usb-...
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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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Resized Primary Partition, Filesystem Size Not Updating

I moved and resized by /boot primary partition using gparted. sudo parted /dev/sda print Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 1049kB 256MB 255MB primary ext2 ...
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My computer cannot boot after a reboot in Ubuntu 14.04, BIOS cannot detect my physical hard drive

As the title suggested, my computer cannot boot because the BIOS cannot detect my hard drive. I boot into the try-ubuntu-without-installation and do a boot-repair. Here is a summary of the result: ...
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Drive not appearing after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu desktop but it's primarily used as a server. I have data being stored on external drives that the server needs to access, but after rebooting, the drive doesn't appear through ...
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Mount error, special device does not exist

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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Ubuntu USB stick for Chromebook

I have searched and still can not figure out how to get Ubuntu installed onto a USB drive. I've ran both the "s9yrd" and "tnyga" commands, but to no avail. I either get a no such file directory or ...
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Ubuntu Automatically Selects USB to Install to

When attempting to install Ubuntu, I selected the "Erase disk and install Ubuntu" option. This caused Ubuntu to be totally installed on the USB. As I am about to try it again, I see a prompt that ...
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Unable to access “136 GB Volume”

This error message is shown every time I try to access the flash drive. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/hp/868E-F233: Command-line`mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=...
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Grive will not sync on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I downloaded grive on my Ubuntu 14.04. All my google drive files are now in my grive folder on my PC. The problem is that I deleted some files in the grive folder and synced it (by writing "...
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Why Is my computer screen not turning on and DVDs drive keeps trying to play a disk

When I turn on my computer the cylinder light for hard drive flashes at the same time as the dvd drive light flashes. The screen works intermittently but it never goes past anything but the starting ...
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How can I read a HPFS/NTFS (Bootable) partition on Ubuntu (15.10)?

I would like to read the contents of an old hard drive that is formatted as a HPFS/NTFS (Bootable) partition; I'm not sure if the bootable part makes a difference. I have tried to mount the drive but ...
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Why doesn't my files bookmark work until I manually access the drive?

I have a new partition, and I can access it, I have my data on it, it shows up under other devices in gnome files. I made a bookmark to a folder on the drive in files and thought everything was ok, ...
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HELP INSTALLING FROM FLASH DRIVE

Basically, I got ubuntu on a flash drive. I get my bootup menu i select the flash drive with ubuntu i select install ubuntu i get nothing but a black scree thats it nothing else I have an ASUS ...
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how to eject cd drive in Ubantu Vostro15 [closed]

Curently my question is regarding Ubantu Vostro laptop. I am unable to eject CD drive in my Ubantu Vostro15. I tried to locate the eject button but was not able to locate any.
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USB storage device not recognized in file explorer but is seen by fdisk

I'm not able to see my USB storage device in the file explorer. When I use sudo fdisk -l I can see it at the bottom: Disk /dev/sdb: 58.9 GiB, 63233327104 bytes, 123502592 sectors Units: sectors of ...
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Flash drive not seeing in disk list

I have a weird problem with my USB drive. It is recognize in the ubuntu Disk utility as been a No Media drive and it name is SMI USB MEMORY BAR (1000) but I cannot see it in < sudo disk -l >. The ...
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PlayOnLinux change install location from virtual drive

I am using PLayOnLinux for a couple of my games but it only installs games in one specific spot that I am unable to change, I'm guessing it's a virtual drive ((according to someone on here)) and I'd ...
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How do I fix an Input/Output error using dd?

Hi i'm Trying fixing my Windows 7 system with a broken harddrive, but it's still running. I'm trying copy all data to a new drive to reinstall Windows 7. Drive called SQSERVICE. I can't copy at all -...
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Unable to access drives [duplicate]

I'm a dual OS user win10 and Ubuntu 15.10. At the start it was all good but now when ever I tried to access to my drives a notice comes out. Please let me know. and I chose ubuntu to get relived from ...
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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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Touchpad scroll not working after an update

I have updated ubuntu 14.04. Previously the touchpad scrolling worked but after updating, it doesn't work. I have tried several things but keep failing. Here's the screenshot I also have installed ...
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External drive probleim with 14.04 compared to 12.04

I had two Ubuntu machines until recently but unfortunately the motherboard in 12.04 machine had a terminal illness. I now find that the 14.04 machine will have nothing to do with my 2TB backup 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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Installing Ubuntu 14 from USB on Fresh Drive on HP Mini 110 says Missing Bootmgr

I made a USB stick of Ubuntu 14 using unetbootin. I did it from Windows 7. When I tried to boot the stick on the fresh new hard drive in my hp mini 110, it would not boot, and said a bootmgr was not ...
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Clone to Drive with Different Format

What command tool and combination of flags can I use to copy all contents of an external NTFS drive to an external ExFAT drive. Copying and pasting or using "cp -a -n /source /target" results in ...
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I've lost usable access to internal drive: i/o errors

I've lost usable access to a critical internal drive, getting i/o errors. This is not OS drive. Yesterday I was setting up a VPS and file sharing, all of which worked fine. (I don't know that this ...
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Samba - only one user can login

I recently installed a Samba Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I set up 2 users: user1 and user2. I want both to have a their own network drive, so my configuration file looks like this: [global] ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...