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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't play DVD on Ubuntu 13.10 (with fluendo)

I can't play DVDs - I had the message that: drive region settings do not allow access to this disk Then I was told by the support center of fluendo this: Most probably you DVD drive is set ...
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 not seeing usb drive formatted ntfs

I have a 160gb hard disk (model WD1600BEVT) that I've installed in a USB casing. I formatted it as NTFS in Windows 7. A few days ago, I have installed Kubuntu 12.10 on my computer at home, but when I ...
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Create bootable flash drive on mac for PC

I've got a PC with a crashed HD, which I am replacing with a new HD. I want to create a bootable flash drive ubuntu to install ubuntu on that PC. Obviously I can't do that on the dead PC and the only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 on hybrid drive

I have an Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488 that has a hybrid drive (20gb SSD and 500gb HDD) that I want to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 on along side of windows 8.1. The problem arises during installation and does ...
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Hitching and Slowness Due to HDD Activity on Ubuntu, But Not Windows?

It's been bothering me for months now, but I've noticed in Ubuntu (or any distro of Linux I've tried), any major I/O activity will cause hitching and general slowness. For example, if I try doing a ...
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GParted/fdisk gives wrong size for drive

I have an 8GB USB Memory stick that I want to format. When I call fdisk -l, I get the following: Disk /dev/sdc: 1004.6 GB, 1004611174400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122137 cylinders, total ...
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Wine won't open at all, how can i fix this?

I have keepass on a flash drive, and I was able to use wine to run it perfectly fine even though its a windows executable. I had installed wine from the Ubuntu software center. However, I recently ...
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DVD drive on Toshiba laptop doesn't work on 13.04

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (A215-S5829) I previously had 12.10 installed and the DVD drive worked fine, but now that I have 13.04 when I insert a DVD, it doesn't auto-mount or otherwise ...
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I can not initialize boot drive

I have Ubuntu 64 bits 12.04 which I installed in April 2012 and it works fine. However, since last week, I have difficulties when rebooting (I had to use boot-repair) and now I don't have any write ...
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How to list available network locations in system “Places” dialog?

Can someone help out with how to get Windows Share drives, visible and browsable as bookmarks in Nautilus, into the system's "Places" listing/dialog used by browsers when downloading files (for ...
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ubuntu cannot detect partitions

I have one hard disk on my computer. I had installed windows 7 on partition C. I installed ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on partition D and formatted the partition C because I didn't want it any more. Now I ...
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'Not partitioned' on secondary drive

I have an SSD and a 1TB HDD which I keep my data on. I recently made the move from Windows 8 to Ubuntu I unplugged the HDD, cleared Windows and installed Ubuntu on my SDD and now when I plug the HDD ...
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Windows 8 won't boot after installing 13.04

Recently I wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed it on my second drive (two physical drives one 500gb with Win8 and second 160 with Ubuntu 13.04). So I created a bootable USB and installed Ubuntu on my ...
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Accessing portable HDD

I installed Samba on Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, but I still can't access a USB HDD as I don't have permission. I used to be able to, but now I can't change the share and I can't access the data on ...
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Add additional drives to existing raid 1 mirror to expand storage space (Mirrored JBOD)

I hope you can help me out. First to qualify this, I am not the most linux savy, so please don't bash me if I say something stupid :) I have a media/file server built on 12.04 with two 3TB drives in ...