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Reformat a freebie USB stick that thinks it is a CDROM

I received a USB pen drive at a conference recently, containing presentations and the like. I would like to reformat it for personal use, but every computer I put it in sees it as if it were a CD-ROM. ...
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Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying files from CD to USB?

My machine has 18GB of main memory. When copying files from a mounted CD to a mounted USB drive there is a lot of HDD activity. Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying from CD to USB? I assume ...
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Mobile broadband connection is unavailable / USB modem detected as CD

I have almost the same problem as described here: Cannot make mobile broadband connection in Ubuntu 13.04 I've added new broadband connection, but it's still not visible on the list. from what I ...
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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Can't boot from usb or cd when installing ubuntu server [duplicate]

My old computer is running ubuntu server 12, after it started to act weird, like not staying on and not letting me ssh to it, I decided to just make fresh install of ubuntu server 14.04. But for some ...
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about running ubuntu on a toshiba tecra 8000

HI I have been given a collection of toshiba laptops all minus their hard drive they are tecra 8000. They are dated, but I like to run dated technology if I can rather than trashing it. I don't ...
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1answer
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Can I run Ubuntu from a from a pen drive? [duplicate]

I was thinking if I can run Ubuntu from a pen drive, like rather than have it run from a CD would it be possible to run it from a pen drive...
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2answers
59 views

CD help and Dead Computer[SOLVED]

I am trying to burn 12.04 on a CD. Should be it working or is it not? After reading a couple of other forums that relates to this question, they say to use a 700MB CD which I am but again is not ...
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1answer
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How do I transfer temporary CD files to bootable USB?

I created a CD with 12.04 and downloaded (and installed) a bunch of stuff. In Ubuntu, (running from the CD) I created a bootable USB with 12.10. How to I transfer my previously downloaded files to the ...
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1answer
358 views

No cd Rom. No installation?

I do not have a cd rom on my netbook. It is an aspire one and I cannot install ubuntu due to be not having a cd rom. Can i use usb ports? And how to i make a "live" usb drive?
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1answer
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Can i emulate a CD-ROM through a USB cable to another computer?

So I was wondering if anyone out there knew a way to do something like the following 1. Mount ISO/DVD on Host 2. share through a USB connection: Making the client think the USB connection is a native ...
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1answer
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Can't boot into 12.04

My laptop is Benq with Windows XP. The CD-ROM is not working and my BIOS can't support booting from USB. What should I do? I tried to mount the ISO file that I downloaded. It auto-runs and prompts me ...
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ubuntu won't boot after install USB\CD

I want to replace windows with Ubuntu, so I installed it on my hard drive from a USB stick and a CD, but every time I try to install it, and when it gets done installing, i reboot the computer but all ...
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I can boot from USB a installation of Windows 7, but I can't do this with Ubuntu or XBMC live

I'm using a old pc with Intel Pentium 4, 1gb ram, 200gb HD All this night I tried to boot Ubuntu from USB... I can do this with Windows 7 normally I tried first using Startup Disk Creator, but ...
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1answer
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downloading to usb

I downloaded the program and clicked on the option to download it to a usb drive but once downloaded it prompted that I burn it to a CD but my netbook doesn't have a CD-ROM. Suggestions?
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1answer
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Can't find external CD/DVD in Virtual Box/Windows XP mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox If this is the wrong forum I apologize. As I mentioned in another Question, I am new to Linux but will never go back to Windows! The internal ...
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1answer
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freeBSD bootable CD/USB from Ubuntu

How to create bootable CD or USB (preferably) from Ubuntu? I tried FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img from freeBSD.org with ubuntu service: Startup Disk Creator - but it fails saying: ...
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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?