Ubuntu Installation :: When I Plug In A USB Drive, The Drive Icon No Longer Appears On Desktop?

May 1, 2010

I upgraded to Lynx.When I plug in a USB drive, the drive icon no longer appears on my desktop.If I go to Places/Computer it shows up.And once I open it, the icon appears on the desktop.

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Dec 18, 2010

The dropbox icon no longer appears on my desktop. I can run the programme using CLI but would love to have the icon back on start up.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Get Rid Of New Hard Drive Icon On Desktop?

Apr 14, 2010

i'm using karmic. today i mounted a new hard disk, 1 Tb, as per the instructions i found in the wiki. first of all i wish to express my gratitude to all who contributed there. the instructions were most helpful and everything went fine. my new drive can be accessed for both read and write and automounts like the good drive it is.

however, there is this this icon for the new drive on my desktop. is there a way to get rid of it? i can access the drive perfectly well through the places menu. i like my desktop clean...

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Ubuntu :: External Hard-drive Only Appears On Whoever Desktop Logs On First

Nov 27, 2010

Yes, if my wife logs on it's on her desktop. If I switch user it will not appear and I can't access it. It's a 'freeagent' hard drive

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Jan 27, 2011

i would like to know how i can put a shortcut from my hard drive (the internal one) one my gnome desktop (like in mac os x). if possible it would be nice if i also could see the space / remaining space all the time.

i tried to create a shortcut from filesystem, but right click and send to desktop does not work. also pressing ctrl+shift and dragging the filesystem symbol to the desktop does not really work.

os is ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu :: Mounted Device / Drive Icon On Desktop

Feb 8, 2011

I've some icons of mounted devices on my desktop. I want to display only some of them which I need. All drives are mounted automatically while booting or by scripts while logging in.For example: I've 4 mounted devices and 4 icons on my desktop and I want to have 4 mounted devices but only 2 icons.There is possibility of hiding all of icons in gconf, but I want to hide only some of them.Is it possible?

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Ubuntu :: Seeing Folders - Plug In The External Drive And Get Error "format The Drive"

May 30, 2010

I'm not sure what to do, but I just rescued photos and documents using ubuntu live cd, gddrescue and photorec. The data carving went fine and I was able to move all of my recovered jpg's into a recovery/jpg folder, as well as my word doc's into a recover/doc folder. I also have recovery/video and recovery/audio. Now here's my problem...

I used the right-click "safely remove drive" from the ubuntu interface and then unplugged my external drive. I then tried to view the recovered photos, etc on my windows 7 desktop, but when I plug in the external drive I get an error and a prompt to "format the drive" so that windows can use it.

I plugged the external drive back into my failed laptop and with the ubuntu live cd can see the drive, but none of the folders display. I can cd "change directories" to all of the folders using a terminal, but still can't see them outside of the terminal. That is, with the ubuntu interface. I'm just trying to finish up recoverying these photos, which I thought I had done.

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Mar 29, 2010

I have managed to get my networkdrive to mount on boot to a windoze share. however how can i get it to permently show the mounted icon on the users desktop?Its so simple a thing that there must be an easy way to do it.

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Ubuntu :: Icon From Mounted Partition Always Appears In Desktop?

Aug 31, 2010

I set my fstab to auto mount one of my partitions in ~/Music.It works perfectly, but there is always the icon in the desktop pointing to my partition with the name "40 GB FileSystem". The idea behind mounting it automatically to ~./Music was for the partition to be transparent to me...Is there a way to remove that icon from the desktop and from the Places menu?

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Mar 21, 2009

Sometimes when I do anything write heavy such as transferring backup or downloading large files from the net, the machine crashes almost completely.

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Jan 6, 2010

In ubuntu 9.10, I connect the mobile device and a icon appears in desktop, but it doesn't start and doesn't connect. I went to "network connections" -> mobile broadband -> add -> select contry, bla bla bla ->insert PIN->apply

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Ubuntu Installation :: Multi-Booting - CD Drive - Also SATA - No Longer Shows Up

Apr 16, 2010

I decided to install the Ubuntu Netbook remix (9.10, I believe) on this extra IDE hard drive I had (my other three hard drives are SATA.) My primary hard drive contains a Windows XP, my second contains Windows 7, and my third SATA drive is just NTFS-formatted storage. I went through the installer and choose to format and install on my 40GB IDE hard drive, which it did. Then it finished and rebooted. It apparently decided to install the GRUB bootloader onto the primary hard drive (not the one it was installed on,) which was not my intention. The bootloader froze the boot of my computer and wouldn't work. (Stuck at loading GRUB.) I couldn't even get to the BIOS. So I pulled the plug on the primary hard drive and tried to boot again. I could get into Windows 7 just fine, but that was it. The problem, though, is that the CD drive (also SATA) no longer shows up in My Computer. Also, after changing the boot order and replugging in the former primary hard drive, it wouldn't show up, either. Nor would the IDE one (though I'm pretty sure that's because Windows doesn't understand the EXT (or whatever Ubuntu uses) file system.

Does anyone know why this occurred and how to get those drives to show up in Windows again? I don't really care to get the netbook remix working here, since this isn't even a laptop, it was just an experiment. Also, I'd love to know how to remove GRUB from my primary hard disk so that I can boot from it again.

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SUSE :: Plug In Flash Drive Or Sd Card Nothing Happens

Nov 14, 2010

I recently updated to OpenSUSE 11.3 and now when i plug in my flash drive or my sd card nothing happens. When I was on 11.0 I just plugged in my flash drive and it would show up on my desktop, now I got nothin'. The sd would open up in f-spot but not anymore. I'm not too smart so I'm pretty sure it's something simple that the all powerful geniuses in the linux community can fix. I am running in gnome on an emachines w3609 with intel devices.

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Ubuntu :: USB Drive Appears As Read-only

Mar 6, 2010

I have a Coby MP3 player which functions as a USB drive. It has always worked fine, both on Ubuntu Karmic and on the Windows (booted from another disk).

Now, in Ubuntu, it appears as read-only (but it works fine when I boot into Windows on the same machine). How can I deal with this? It's not a matter of my fstab, which I have never manually edited; the USB device is always auto-detected.

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Oct 30, 2010

Got an old SUSE box from a friend, installed 11.3, got a few items: 1. didn't see any prompts to enter monitor info during install, control center shows as generic. Read about 'sax2' (hope that's right) but can't find it on my system or in the add-ons image. Do I need to hack monitor.conf? how? 2. installation aborted when trying to load 'textlive'.3. going into control center->mouse, the display quivers a little then I get kicked back out to the login prompt. 4. how to get kaffeine to process flv files? 5. how to get a flash drive to automount when I plug it in? I can manually mount ok. I guess that's about all for now.

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Nov 14, 2010

I plug in my Maxtor 1TB external USB drive, and here's what dmesg says:

[ 82.480054] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 7
[ 82.660052] usb 3-2: device descriptor read/64, error -62
[ 82.950076] usb 3-2: device descriptor read/64, error -62[code]...

lsusb produces no results, and "fdisk -l" yields nothing as well.The drive is not recognised as /dev/sdb1 as it was until yesterday.

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May 20, 2010

Has Ubuntu a tray icon for updates when this are available?In 9.10 and now in 10.04 when an update appears in Update Manager nothing appears in task bar. (Like Windows Update or Mint).I have enabled the options for this in Update Manager Settings... (Search Updates daily) but.

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Ubuntu :: Use The External Drive To Plug Into Any Machine And Run By Just Changing The Needed Bios Mods In That System

Jun 17, 2011

I was just thinking about installing an operating system like ubuntu or ubuntu server on an external harddrive. this being possible , i would like to know if we can use the external drive to plug into any machine and run my ubuntu by just changing the needed bios mods in that system. and without further having to install the necessary hardware specific devices into my os.

Because each machine would have its own hardware set, how would the os handle it or would it have to install the necessary drivers and so on everytime it comes across a different system from the immediate previous hardware it was used with. and i know this was why laptops were invented even maybe to have that portability to use with but this without a laptop, just an external hard drive that can make up and help us use the hardware at hand with ease without any installations of any kind.

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Ubuntu :: External Storage Drive Appears Connected Whilst Removed?

Jul 21, 2011

I have properly ejected a USB memory stick and removed it from the port, but it remains in my 'Places', on the side pane of Nautilus. The /media directory is empty.

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Mar 5, 2011

I want to install the 10.10 desktop on the second hard drive on my desktop machine. After searching and reading posts for the last two nights, I see it is not as simple as I have been told. There are a few points that I have not found a full explaination on how to do.I want to place Ubuntu on the second hard drive to keep it away from the Windows OS on the first drive. From what I see during the installation, it appears to me that the second drive is shown as /dev/sda3. I have read you need a "/" for a root file or you will receive the "No root file defined error". Well I have found no way to create this or to select a "mount point".From running the desk top without installing it, the program looks "interesting". Would like to get it working. But I have to get past these "/" "root", "mount point" problems.

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Hardware :: Use Fat32 File System And Recognized Full 64gig Drive Plug In And Is On /media/usb

Nov 28, 2009

formatted a 64g usb memory stick with gparted use fat32 file system and recognized full 64gig drive plug in and is on /media/usb this is what i got on my fstab UUID=24AF-1E67 /media/The-Hive defaults,nosuid,nodev,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 i want all user access to this memory stick to write delete and execute. am I going nuts i cant make it to do that..

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Oct 5, 2010

I want to add another drive to my desktop machine so that I can use a Windows partition to do some gaming and use HTC Sync. What would be the best way to do this?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Install 10.10 Desktop From USB Drive?

Apr 20, 2011

I've made a startup disk with a 2GB USB stick, following the instructions from Then I tried to use this USB disk to install Ubuntu in a new computer.The computer can boot from the USB drive successfully, but after I click "Install Ubuntu", it reports that my computer doesn't meet the requirement of "has at least 2.6 GB available drive", but actually my computer has 2*500 GB hard disk which can been recognized in BIOS and displayed in the BOOT option list.How can I fix this issue? btw: if I don't choose "Install Ubuntu" but "Try Ubuntu", the system will hang forever.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cloning (10.04 Desktop) From The Old Boot Drive Onto The New SSD?

Oct 2, 2010

I would like to replace my old 100gb boot drive in my server with a new SSD...for obvious reasons. So what is the best way to clone the existing installation (10.04 desktop) from the old boot drive onto the new SSD? I have read some guides online that suggest using the live CD and various software packages but most of them say it will only work if you are cloning to a disk of the same size or larger, nobody seems to address taking an installation from a larger volume down to a smaller one - in my case a 100gb IDE onto a 30gb SATA SSD.

As this is a datadump, the only drives I really care about are the various 1.0/1.5tb drives that actually store the data, the OS drive contains nothing more than the standard OS, samba/webmin and a few monitoring tools. So I guess it's not the end of the world for me to start fresh and install 10.10 next week, but I would like to know for the sake of this upgrade and future ones if anyone can be of assistance. basic specs if needed: Athlon64 X2 3800, 2gb DDR500, Asus A8N SLI Premium (Nforce 4/Silicon Image 3114R RAID controller). OS is on a 100gb IDE (WD1000BB-00C) and I would like to toss it on a Kingston 30gb SSD (SNV125-S2/30).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Running Desktop From A USB Thumb-drive?

Jan 10, 2011

I want to put Ubuntu on my 16 gb USB thumb-drive so that I can use Ubuntu on any computer willing to boot from a USB drive (at my office, my wife's desktop, etc.) I cannot find how to do this. All my search attempts show me how to put an "install disk" onto the USB thumb-drive using the command: System -> Administration -> Startup Disk Creator

I tried the above. The first time I booted from the thumb-drive it asked me whether I wanted to try using Ubuntu from the thumb-drive or install. Having to make that selection with each boot would be a slight pain, but not a deal-breaker. But then the thumb-drive OS detected my laptop's wireless card, asked to install a driver, and then asked to reboot. Now it does some odd blended boot where it skips my hard drive's Grub Loader (so it *is* still booting off the thumb-drive) but goes to my hard drive's account sign-in. How can I make a USB thumb-drive that boots Ubuntu Desktop just as a normal hard drive, with accounts and the ability to install drivers and new software?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 Desktop - Windows Drive Will Not Mount

Mar 20, 2011

New 10.10 desktop installation on an Acer Aspire 5515 32 bit Vista Home Basic/ 3 GB RAM. There was no option during the Ubuntu installation to select the Windows partition/drive for access via the Ubuntu installation, and the drive does not now appear in "Places." The reason I used 10.10 was because the 10.04 installation on the same machine also would not allow mounting of the Windows drive. However, there was an option to select the Windows drive during the 10.04 install. Couple of things I noticed that were "different."

1) During the 10.04 installation (over which the 10.10 install now resides) there was an option to select either or both of the two user accounts - both administrative - in the Vista installation. I hadn't noticed that before on previous installations. I choose both accounts for later importing, but, again, there was no option to mount the drive upon the finished Ubuntu installation.

2) There could be an issue with what I did with the partition/naming on the Vista installation. Upon restoring to factory settings, I deleted the (10 GB!) restore partition and resized Vista to occupy the newly opened space. But the GRUB entry for Vista says "Windows Recovery Environment" instead of "Windows" or whatever it usually does.

Everything else about this dual-boot installation system is just fine: everything boots and updates and so forth. But I really need that Windows drive to mount so that my friend's kids can import iTunes and other files from Windows to Ubuntu. I also want to be able to run Avast scans on Windows from Ubuntu. I did rummage around a bit by way of locating a solution for this problem, but I can't find anything which "works" or is on point.

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Ubuntu :: Damaged Hard Drive And Interrupted Update - Message Appears When Run Command Is Added Then Freezes

Apr 10, 2010

A section of the hard drive on my laptop is damaged but the laptop has genearlly been running fine as it seems to very rarely touch that section (once every few months). However, when installing some updates the computer has hit that section which means it becomes unresponsive and makes a nasty clunking sound every 10s or so. Because of this I've had to abort the update but now whenever I try to run 'dpkg --configure -a' to sort out the problem caused by the interrupted update I get the same freezing up and clunking. The message that appears when I run the command is adding extension /usr/lib/openoffice/basis3.0/program/mailmerge.py... and then it freezes.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Possible To Move Grub2 To Other Drive And Repair Windows 7 Drive MBR?

Feb 5, 2011

So I install Ubuntu 10.10 on a multi-drive, dual boot with windows 7 computer. At almost the end of the install, I see "running grub-install sda" or whatever it is. sda is my windows drive.So rather than asking where to install the bootloader or give you the option like it used to, it just did it to my "first" drive.

What the hell? Now my Windows MBR is gone. I like to maintain that so if my linux drive dies I can still boot into windows via the old windows boot loader.Possible to move Grub2 to my other drive and repair windows 7 drive MBR?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Onto A Usb Flash Drive Without Using Computers Hard Drive?

Jan 23, 2010

I wanted to know if i can install 9.10 onto a usb flash drive--without using my computers hard drive at all when running ubuntu off the flash drive-

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Ubuntu Installation :: Any Way To Make Drive Reusable As Internal Drive

Apr 7, 2010

I recently scapped XP Pro on an old laptop (Toshiba Portege 7220)as it was so slow and I installed Ubuntu 9.10 - All installed ok and it worked fine for about a month. Last week I switched on, got the Ubuntu splash screen and thats where it stayed. I gave lappy to a friend of mine that knows about Pc's (hahaha). When I got it back he said he'd wiped the HDD and partially installed xp. The install apparantly hung after the reformat and copying files onto it.My problem now is I can't boot from HDD, Ubuntu Live CD or Windows CD - Laptop is set to boot from cd then hdd.When I try to boot from CD, the cd is read as I hear the drive being used also see light for cd flashing, after a while i get a blank screen with flashing cursor in top left corner and the cd stops.If I remove the HDD and put it in external usb caddy I can see the windows folders/files when plugged into my desk top.My questions are :-

1. Is there any way to make the drive reusable as a internal drive again as I know it works as an external drive.I would like to reinstall Ubuntu on it

2. Is it a fault with the laptop itself - how do I check

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