I've installed Dropbox on Ubuntu Server 9.10 using these instructions, however I am struggling to find out what to do next. Other help pages are related to those with a GUI.

Running dropbox status returns: Dropbox isn't responding!

How do I login to my existing Dropbox account and choose a folder for it to start using?


Dropbox has instructions for a text-based Linux install here.

The short version is that the first time you run the dropboxd daemon, it will warn that it's not linked to an account and give you a URL to visit in order to link it. By default, it will use ~/Dropbox as the Dropbox folder, but there's a Python script you can download to change it.

  • I've already installed it as I said, I'm asking how to set it up. Surely I need to fill in the email and password for the account somewhere? – bcmcfc Jan 13 '11 at 11:35
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    You visit the link it gives you in a web browser (which can be on a different machine) that's already logged into Dropbox, and it will then associate the new install with that account. – Mike Scott Jan 13 '11 at 11:37

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