Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org


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The objective is to seamlessly provide access to Google Drive on Ubuntu 18.04. Firstly, we will access Google Drive via Gnome build-in feature Online Accounts. Later, as an alternative, this tutorial will explain how to install google drive tool: google-drive-ocamlfuse via PPA and mount Google Drive remotely directly to user's home directory.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/google-drive-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux

#2

Onii Chan

Hey, that’s great and I was able to see my files from drive in nautilus. But I can’t copy paste or do any other similar operations on files. It gives out an error “Authorization required”. Why ? I just signed in, right ?


#3

Matthew Barlow

Thank you for this great and helpful article. Ubuntu Online Accounts is a great feature that I’ve always over-looked.

Insyc is a much better alternative than over grive. Not only are there more features but the support is far better and customer service is polite and willing to help. I purchased the license for over grive and couldn’t find the license key so I reached out to them (him) through email and the response Christiaan
Diedericks gave me was “Be patient and check your email before wasting our time.” For Insync you don’t need a license key to remember or store for access when you need it again. Simply use your Drive login. Insync also works with Windows, Mac and Linux. Since I dual boot with Windows I use it on both OS


#4

Matthias Noack

Wow, thanks. gdfuse is great, love it.


#5

Hi, Lubos.
As always, this is another great tutorial: easy to understand and very effective. Thanks!

Just a question. Why is needed the sudo before mkdir (on local directory)?
I disregarded, and made the directory as regular user. I had no problem connecting with Google Drive. Is there something I am missing?


#6

Well, to be honest I really do not know. I think it is simply an error on my part. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The article will be updated shortly to reflect your suggestion.

Lubos


#7

I’m not sure if you’ll see this, but thanks for the mention, Matthew!

Gio here from Insync (www dot insynchq dot com); I found this thread while browsing through Google Drive x Linux related articles.

@Lubos, if you’re looking for an alternative to the Gnome Online Accounts feature for Google Drive, I’d be happy to send you a free Insync license :slight_smile:


#8

Anyone else just see Google Drive hang for a very long time before showing files? Seems to happy everytime.


#9

I get this error doing
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/ppa

W: GPG error: …MasterSoft24/xUbuntu_18.04 Release: The following signatures were invalid: AACBD1927CDA42C2D23F32371EB8A0F2D5D28A05
E: The repository
‘MasterSoft24 xUbuntu_18.04 Release’ is not signed.
N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.


#10

Oh, it’s look like greate. Thanks for post! I have no problem with authenticate.