Questions tagged [drive]

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Cannot format USB Drive

I had this USB drive that I did not use for a long time and decided to format it. But apparently it cannot be formated, because everytime I even delete a folder inside it, the folder comes back ...
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Google Drive with Wine [duplicate]

I tried to install Google Drive Backup and Sync using Wine. It says "Installation Complete", but since I cannot choose where to install it, now I can't find where it is installed. Furthermore, if I ...
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Installed grub in different drive

When installing Ubuntu as dual boot I'm pretty sure I selected the correct drive, but somehow only the boot option ended up in the wrong drive. [Here's the boot menu now] I meant to install ...
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Foliate book reader, snap package, can't open ebooks from NTFS partitions [duplicate]

I have just installed the Foliate via snap sudo snap install foliate on Ubuntu 20.04. I can successfully open epub book that are in my home folder, but when I try opening books that are in mounted ...
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20.04 DVD Boot insists on doing live boot without first giving option to install

Booting from DVD takes me to a LIVE session without first offering the option of a normal install as show below. How I do get to see the option just to install ? The same DVD on another Ubuntu system ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn’t recognise hard drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 onto my HP ENVY 15-ah150sa from a bootable USB, however, when I get to the “Installation Type” step of the installer, there are no drives to select from and, when I ...
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Drive stuck as Read Only

So, as i've installed Ubuntu from having Windows my main content drive is currently on NTFS, my OS is installed on an SSD which is the right file system, my point is how do I go back to accessing my ...
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Disable Lethe read-only freezed drive on 18.04

I have installed Lethe on Xubuntu 18.04 to block all changes a user can do as per How can we install lethe on Ubuntu 18.04? How to return to normal boot and normal read-write? Not uninstall, but ...
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Really slow external drives benchmark

Hello I have a Linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04 for the core) and I have 3 desktop environments (KDE Plasma, XFCE and Budgie) I was testing the KDE Plasma DE and I was really happy with it so I decided ...
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Trying to Drive Map to DOS 6.2 compurter with UBUNTU Core

So I am using UBUNTU Core on Rapsberry pi and need to map to an OLD DOS 6.2 computer. Basically getting into the C:/ and accessing the files. I tried connecting to server with several drive paths. ...
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Latest update to UBUNTU 19.10 causes files from Google Drive to open as Read-Only

One of the updates this past week, April 13-17, 2020, caused my Google drive to mount my files as "READ-ONLY". I'm currently using Ubuntu 19.10 as my primary desktop. I have Ubuntu 20.04 BETA ...
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Unable to paste from Linux PC to USB flash drive, but from another Windows PC it works, until repairing the USB drive [duplicate]

I just tried to copy a file from a PC with Linux to a USB flash drive like I did it some minutes before. Unfortunately, I could not click on the paste option anymore. When attaching the same drive to ...
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How to set the 6TB external hard drive Ubuntu 18.04.4

I was trying to add a 6TB WD Red Hard Drive as external storage, but my Ubuntu (18.04.4) could not detect this drive when I plugged it in. I have some confusion about the hardware, so that I used ...
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HDD not in /media/usr, Gparted “Physical block is 2048 but linux is 512” and kernel does not get the memo

new in this Linux thing, if in any of my assumptions I'm mistaken please correct me I'm trying to learn how these things work. So, as far as I understand, other drivers that aren't the main one should ...
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Not able to boot nor mount partition after resizing

I resized my Windows partition in Ubuntu (which I now know I should never do), and the Windows partition doesn't boot or mount anymore. When I boot, a Windows recovery partition boots up, showing a ...
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USB Flash Drive Issue (not mounting or recognized)

I have the following issue with the USB flash drive: [45343.607025] usb 4-6: New USB device found, idVendor=125f, idProduct=c08a, bcdDevice=10.75 [45343.607028] usb 4-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1,...
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my hard drive has errors, how to copy it to another drive

I am looking for a best way to transfer everything from failing hard drive to a new one. I am using ubuntu 14.4 Any help? Tried clonezilla but it failed due to bad sectors on source drive. Any help is ...
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I need the balance of my hard disk drive

I want to update from 16.04 to ubuntu to 18.04.4 so I want to know the balance of my hard disk drive before I update
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Repairing corrupt GPT table for hardware RAID

Following a system reboot on my Odroid XU4 I've unfortunately lost the ability to mount my hardware RAID 0 array. I'm at a bit of a loss about how to troubleshoot (and hopefully fix) the issue. The ...
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How Can I Show a Thumb Drive Icon on the 19.10 Desktop?

I tried using Tweaks > Extensions, but there is no on/off switch for drive icons.
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Ubuntu 19.10 doesn't automatically read secondary drive

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 and my secondary SSD isn't read automatically. It's mounted, and it's detectable by Files, but when I start Clementine, the program can't automatically scan it for the files ...
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Trying to get Plex to read my drive

I am a new to using Ubuntu with Plex. I'm trying to add the movies folder on my HDD which is not my primary drive, just an external one I have added. But when I click on it, nothing appears.
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Ubuntu and Windows on different drives

Dual boot but the os on different drives. Is it okay or would I have some booting problems? Should the windows be on ssd and ubuntu installed on hdd? Or there will be a specific problem? Is it okay ...
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Stuck on installation type

My Windows 10 laptop was stuck on your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. After trying all options for three days with nothing working, I thought I would try installing Ubuntu. I got to ...
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rsync track progress

I'm first timer with rsync... I had to use it to transfer big chunk of data (~1tb). Here is the command I use; rsync -vacHS --progress /mydisk1/ /mydisk2/ The purpose is to transfer the whole content ...
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Can a WD passport drive be unlocked from ubuntu

I have ubuntu 17.10 installed in dual-boot with Windows 7 pro on AMD64. The Windows-accessible files (NTFS) are backed up on an encrypted WD passport 4 GB usb drive. There is a "virtual CD" visible ...
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Samba share on second hard drive not accessible… contact the administrator

I setup Ubuntu Server 18.04 and installed Samba. Then I added a second drive of 6T to use for file storage and share after successfully creating and accessing a share on the primary drive. After ...
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RAID 1 SETUP HELP!

my computer has two M.2 860Evo 1TB one has currently Ubuntu 18.04 install on it and valuable data, and the other one is empty. I want to create a RAID 1 on mirroring my boot drive onto the empty one, ...
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ubuntu cannot detect partioned drive for installation

Im trying to install ubuntu on the same drive I have windows on, I did create a 2nd partion for ubuntu but when I get to the installation part, it doesn't detect it.
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Duplicity & Google Drive error

In order to back up my data, from my Ubuntu 18.04.3 system, I use Duplicity (0.7.17-0ubuntu1.1) and have the back-up stored in Google Drive. After running, duplicity gives this report: Giving up ...
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How to access unmounted drives?

I've got three drives. One with my install on it and the other two are from my old windows install. I want to keep those drives as they are because I do need to get windows back at some point. How ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.03 Live DVD installer picks wrong hard drive and drive list has it as only drive. Has this bug been reported? [duplicate]

The bug is that while it can see and use the various drives, it only listed one in the drive selection drop down list. I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 to an old computer (Dell Inspiron 580) currently ...
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odeke-em/drive installation

The installation of drive wasn't as straightforward as I thought. I followed these instructions. Go is now working I think. user@ubuntu:~$ go version go: GOPATH entry is relative; must be absolute ...
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Is my 18.04 Ubuntu Hard Drive Encrypted

Not sure if my hard drive is encrypted. How do I confirm my hard drive was encrypted during Ubuntu 18.04 installation?
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How to hide a drive in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 18.04, Gnome. I'd like to hide my drive that's dedicated to windows, in my Nautilus file explorer, under other locations. I already used "disks" app to edit mount options of that disk and ...
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Need help regarding dd command on Ubuntu app for windows 10

I installed Ubuntu app on Window 10 OS and trying to run dd command. But the dd command is not listing all drives present in system. I am not sure whether is it Ubuntu app limitation or something is ...
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reorginizing by moving, resizing, creating, and migrating /home safely

UPDATE : I have made it to my desired partition layout and can now resize as needed, many thanks to PonJar for getting me there, This may not be a very specific question and maybe not relevant to ...
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Removing Google Drive option in Dolphin network menu

I don't use Google Drive, don't want it, and not ever going to use it (and if so not often enough to warrant a separate icon in the network menu). I like my interface clean, so really like to get rid ...
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Ubuntu is installed on my 250G ssd, but i want to install everything else on my 2TR Hardrive [duplicate]

So is it possible? what is the simplest way to do this at this point, booth using the App store but also when installing pacakes through the terminal? thanks for the help, also i am on ubuntu 19.10
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is my partitioning scheme wrong?

I'm new to Linux so the root file system is not something im familiar with but allotted 20 Gb to it because I read that was sufficient and now I have less than 200 Mb left. Is 20 Gb not enough? or ...
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How to give write permission for another drive (except home) in Ubuntu 18.04?

I use Ubuntu 18.04 operating system on my laptop; I still have Windows 10 as well, but all my work's done with Ubuntu now. Problem Ubuntu system using time another drive (except home) writable ...
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How do I open an external hard drive?

I got a brand new drive. It wouldn't open on my ubuntu PC but had no problems opening on a windows PC. I do not have access to a windows PC often, so I'm not looking for a windows solution. I just ...
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How to mount ssd partition?

My laptop contains an 512gb ssd of which i have made 3 partitions. The C drive has windows os installed, the d drive has my files and the other drive is where ubuntu 18.04 is installed. Every time i ...
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Why does the boot process keep referencing the drive/partition?

I recently replaced two 1-terabyte hard drives with a single 4-terabyte hard drive. To make sure the new drive would work redundantly, I tested out the nofail option (see the fstab man page for ...
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Accessing USB Tape Backup Drive

I don't see anything indicating that my Tecmar Travan NS20 tape drive is being recognized. It is an IDE drive in an external USB enclosure. Is this configuration supported and if so how it is done?
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Is there a way to copy files between drives via Ubuntu GUI?

First I can't open my other drives. There's an error unknown filesystem type 'exfat'. I solved this by installing exfat-fuse and exfat-utils. Now I can open my other drives. But now I want to copy ...
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Can I copy a complete drive using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. As for Windows, can I copy or clone an entire drive, including the operating system, when using Ubuntu 18.04? Regards, Jerin
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synchronize a folder to google drive [duplicate]

How can we synchronize a folder to google drive in ubuntu? I want the simplest method from which we can synchronize a specific folder from desktop without downloading the saved files and folders from ...
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automount usb drive when connected to /mnt/ssd/ instead of /media/user/uuid

Trying to make a usb ssd automount itself to /mnt/ssd when it's connected to laptop. Instead of /media/user/UUID-******-*******. The ssd will be connected after the system boots. Is there a way to ...
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Use a ext4 USB stick as “normal” pendrive

My goal is to have a USB drive in ext4 and to use it as a normal Fat32/NTFS pendrive (or usb box drive). I would be happy to forget NTFS and Fat32 and to use this USB Drive with all pc in my local ...

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