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I cannot get in my drives

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop and installed ubuntu on it 3 days before - now when i shut down windows and switch to ubuntu cannot open my drives . it says windows still using my drives so it ...
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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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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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Why does the installer say I don't have enough drive space on a new drive?

I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to install it on a new (bare) hard drive and can't get past the first screen (the one that says "For best results, please ensure that this computer: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Program a flash drive to automatically copy a specific folder when plugged in?

I'm looking for a way to plug my flash drive into a computer and have it automatically copy all the files from a specific folder when it's plugged in? My son is being secretive about a party he went ...
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No hard drive how can i install this tool/os?

My system wont boot because it says there is no hard drive (witch there is but may have just given out)if this is so would ubuntu work to recover the data on that drive or is it a done deal?
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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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How can I use Google Drive on Ubuntu phone

I have the Google Drive app installed on my Ubuntu phone. I also have photos on my phone. How can I load these photos onto Google Drive ?
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Installation Issues with Flash Drive

Ubuntu doesn't allow me to fully install it because at the end when it asks, "Ubuntu needs to restart. Would you like to do it now?", without hesitation I click continue. Upon rebooting it prompts me ...
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Cant change file permissions for External Drive- Steam Related

I use Chrubuntu and I have a extremely small amount off space on my computer I want to download steam but dont have enough space for my games. I heard you could download games onto a External Drive so ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Server Edition won't boot with second hard drive plugged in

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server edition running on my home server. I cannot (for the life of me) get it to boot with a second hard drive plugged in. I have checked boot priority and made sure ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 on 3.4.45 kernel: Can't access USB memory stick

I installed kernel version 3.4.45 [LTS] on ubuntu 12.4 on a Acer laptop. With this configuration, the USB memory drives can't be accessed, some details are follows. Upon inserting the USB drive dmesg ...
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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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Can't mount my USB Drive

~> sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Disk Did not find any restart pages in $LogFile and it was not empty. The file system wasn't safely closed on Windows. Fixing. I have a USB Hard Disk and Windows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Startup problem: the disk drive /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present (12.10)

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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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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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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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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how to set up plex on ubuntu pc with external network synology nas as drive

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I've been trying to set up and run PLEX on an old Dell D620 running 14.04 LTS using a Synology DS214se networked with a NETGEAR S524 switch. At this point I am happy to do ...
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Peripherals work, but flash drives do not.

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I recently had issues with my mobo and PSU and both have now been replaced. Before the replacement my USB ports would only work with my mouse and keyboard, but did not ...
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wd mybook world edition. mdadm package

After cleaning the disk I want to put new firmware on the disk. This has to be done according to different tutorials with Ubuntu. So this is completely new for me as a normal windows user. In the ...
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Y messed up my hard drive

So this is the order of the events: I triyed to install ubuntu on my laptop. During instalation it froze or something and i (been stupid) restartes the pc manually using the power buttom. 3 Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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thumb drive cannot load in 15.10

I attempted to get some images from a thumb drive that works on windows and OSX but the launcher cannot do it. The drive is formatted ex-FAT. and has a mix of several file types on it.