Due to Google’s changing API you might be having problem during installation of Google Drive (Grive). Here’s how to install Google Drive on Ubuntu.
You can find video tutorial on this new link: How to install Google Drive Grive2 on Ubuntu
Terminal commands to install Google Drive on Ubuntu – Grive2
To install Grive2 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and derivatives by using the main WebUpd8 PPA, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grive
Yes, It is true that there isn’t a native google drive client for linux yet, so you couldn’t get app on Software Center. And ways to install in 12.04 and 14.04 are somewhat different.
- supports the new Drive REST API
- added partial sync
- major code refractoring: a lot of dead code removed, JSON-C is not used any more, API-specific code is split from non-API-specific
- some stability fixes
- slightly reduce number of syscalls when reading local files
- bug fixes
Also, just like the old app, Grive2 does NOT support:
- continuously waiting for changes in file system or in Google Drive to occur and upload. A sync is only performed when you run Grive, and it calculates checksums for all files every time;
- symbolic links;
- Google documents.
Using Google Drive on Linux – Grive2
~$ mkdir -p ~/grive
~$ cd ~/grive
~$ grive -a
Now to sync Google Drive folder every time, go to that folder and run grive.