Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

At times, there are errors with mounting NTFS formatted volumes from a USB drive. This can cause pain. Below is the method of how to fix the error, and even though it worked for me, there is no guarantee it will work for anyone else. Try it at your own risk. Open a terminal window … Continue reading Fix NTFS USB drive in linux

Not able to mount USB drive in Ubuntu Linux 14.04 after change of UID and GID

After changing the UID and GID (User ID and Group ID numbers), I was not able to mount and USB pen drives or hard drives. This issue can be resolved by entering following commands in a Linux terminal:$ cd /media <enter>$ sudo chown -R user.group user <enter> where user is the user name and the … Continue reading Not able to mount USB drive in Ubuntu Linux 14.04 after change of UID and GID

How to open and use Google Drive in Linux using google-drive-ocamlfuse

Google has till date not released a Linux client for Google Drive. Result, we are dependent on 3rd party tools or applications to access Google Drive from Linux. There are a few solutions like: Grive InSync google-drive-ocamlfuse Of the above, InSync is a paid software available for about US$ 10, that solves all problems with … Continue reading How to open and use Google Drive in Linux using google-drive-ocamlfuse

Sony Xperia ZR not recognized when connected via USB port to Linux laptop

Note that Sony Xperia ZR USB mount only works with USB v 3.0 ports. If you connect the phone via USB to a USB v 2 port, and enter: $ dmesg <enter> you will see the following message in the log: mtp-probe: bus: 1, device: 5 was not an MTP device If it connects successfully … Continue reading Sony Xperia ZR not recognized when connected via USB port to Linux laptop

Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Had an experience today! When selecting the "Safely Remove" menu option to unmount an external USB Drive and then removing the USB cable connecting to the drive from the computer, the system gave a 'Kernel Panic' error and froze. Found that the problem was due to the partition type on the external hard disk being … Continue reading Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive