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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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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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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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Installation Problem Involving Netbook w/ 2 Very Small Hard Drives, Partitioning Is Being A Problem, Too

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 on a first generation eee PC that has two itty bitty solid state drives. (One drive is 8GB and one is 4.5GB. And that's ALL I have to work with, too!) I already ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Buffalo BRXL-PC6U2 Blu Ray Drive

I recently purchased an external portable Blu Ray/DVD/CD etc external drive for travel. I also still have with me an older Asus external DVD/CD drive. While my older Asus drive works fine playing ...
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Updated 13.04 doesn't recognize the CD/DVD drive

I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and finally to 13.04. When I had the 12.04 version my CD/DVD drive was recognized and worked normally. Now that I updated Ubuntu it doesn't show the drive, ...
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i am unable to mount one of my drive

I'm able to mount all the sections except one. which I was able to do so till yesterday only from Ubuntu. The drive was created in Ext3 format hence I am not able to access it from windows. is it ...
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Converted drive to swap drive lost data

I went to install Ubuntu 13.04 and had a dedicated partition for the OS. I was hoping to do a dual boot off a second HDD that I had in the computer. Windows 7 is on its own HDD and when I went to ...
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How can I install ubuntu 12.04 to my computer's hard drive?

I've put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on to my 8gb memory stick, and while it boots from it fine, I've never been prompted to install Ubuntu directly to my computer. I would like to do this so I don't need that ...
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Boot Ubuntu from flash drive help

I recently had a problem with my windows 7 computer, where after it loads windows and goes to the login screen, my keyboard and mouse won't work. I've tried a lot of stuff, and I've decided to just ...
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DVD drive missing after upgrade to 12.04

I cannot find a way to read CD/DVD since upgrading to 12.04. If I reboot with my old 10.10 live disk in the drive the computer boots from the CD, so I assume it is not a hardware issue (also, the DVD ...
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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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Drive Misaligned when creating RAID

I've created a RAID using 4 disks on GUID file partition and one of the drives says it is misaligned by 3072 bytes which may affect performance. The drives are all WD. If I dismount the raid, the ...
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My Ubuntu has less disk space than it should

I'm trying to install Steam in Ubuntu, after a nights worth of errors, re installing, and much anger, however after Ubuntu didn't immediately crashed, and I finally got steam working, I went to ...
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Not sure if hard drive is mounted and file system contents reads 140 TB

I have just installed ubuntu 12.10 and everything is running fine but there are a few things that I am not sure about. In computer, when I click on the hard disk it says "unable to mount location - ...
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How to partition an external hard drive

I would very much appreciate your kind help with making multiple 50 GB partitions in my 500GB external hard drive. My System information is: edmond@Dell:~$ uname -a; lsb_release -a Linux Dell ...
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Why would my USB remote just stop working? (Compro K100 USB MCE)

So I recently installed again and I am finding small things to be super frustrating. For example getting my stupid Compro K100 USB MCE Remote to work. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 TLS it was ...
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Copying entire root drive to flash drive with different drive sizes on VirtualBox

I have my modified Lubuntu version installed on VirtualBox and I want to copy the entire root filesystem to flash drive in order to boot it on my physical PC. My flash drive has 1.90GB and the entire ...