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Old 7th May 2007, 18:25
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Default two important issues

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I'm trying to move files to my usb flash drive but it keeps telling me no permission.

How do I create a folder on my usb drive via command line AND drag/drop via places > usb?

chad@Secured:~$ sudo mkdir /media/Backup
Password:
chad@Secured:~$ sudo chmod a+w /media/Backup
chad@Secured:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Backup
mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /media/Backup busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is mounted on /media/Backups

#2

How do I upgrade my hardware drivers in Ubuntu 7, and yet how do I know IF I need to upgrade? I'm specifically referring to network, graphics. Sound is not working (5.1) via my SB Live 24 bit external, as dozens others are having this issue here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=402650
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=419166

For one thing, my display is not as bright in linux as it is in Vista. Not sure why.

My networking always shows up as "restricted driver".

#3

Also, any way to do a complete Ubuntu system snapshot even if it is only a small partition created in Vista? For example, in Vista you can do the whole computer snapshot which I've done, took 2 DVD's. I'd like to do the same only on the Ubuntu partition. If possible, would I be able to restore that snapshot and entirely wiping out any current partitions on my laptop?

Specs:
Sony Vaio FE770G Laptop
Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz
2GB Memory
Creative Soundblaster Live! 24-bit External USB
Intel 945GM / 950 Chipset (graphics)
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection
15.4" Widescreen (1280x800)
Intellipoint Wireless Laser 6000 Mouse
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