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Ubuntu from pendrive

I have Ubuntu 14.04 in my USB pen drive but when I insert my pen drive in Windows 10 ,it shows invalid file format .I could not find my pen drive in boot options too.
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Can not format my sd card

I am new at ubuntu I am trying to install weezcly raspian I'm file from ubuntu 14.04 ltc, and since there are not room for installing it on my sd card I need to format it, and i can not format it I ...
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on usb pendrive after formating

My pendrive does not show in desktop when I put in disks then it shows all the things like model, size, serial number, device, content, etc. but it doesn't allow to access. Error creating file ...
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External HDD in RAW formatted. Will ubuntu be able to access the device and use/recover my data

I have an external HDD, which somehow is now in RAW format, but I need the data off it. Will Ubuntu allow me to view the files stored on it and also copy them to a new HDD?
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How can I gain access permissions as a user to a USB stick formatted with the “Format Volume” dialog?

I used the Format Volume dialog to format a USB stick. However, if I then insert the formatted stick, I have no permissions to access it as normal user. Is this behaviour intentional? Format Volume ...
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How do I clear everything (data, viruses) from a thumbdrive?

Say I used some thumbdrive on a public Windows computer and I copy some data to my Ubuntu computer with it. I cannot be completely sure that the Windows computer was clean, and it might have put ...
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why is my ubuntu 14.04 32 bit fresh install painfully slow on my fitpc2

I have 14.04 64 on another machine running well on another machine. I installed 14.04 32 bit on this Fitpc2 mini pc with an intel 40 gig ssd drive because it has 1 gig of ram. I erased the SSD drive ...
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How to zero out a drive?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to completely format my laptop so I can install Windows 7 (replace Ubuntu). When I put in my bootable USB with the OS it just shows a black screen with a ...
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unable to format read only usb flash drive… i have tried

shashank@shashank-Lenovo-G570:~$ sudo su [sudo] password for shashank: root@shashank-Lenovo-G570:/home/shashank# df -th df: no file systems processed root@shashank-Lenovo-G570:/home/shashank# df -Th ...
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How to format a FAT32 USB as EXT4

I have a USB device /dev/sda1 and I want to format it as ext4. I have tried sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda1 It gives warning, goes ahead and completes formatting without error. But when I check it using ...
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can't find information on creating a 1TB partition

I just formatted my 1TB drive using the instructions here (add https in): help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive Then mounted it in my system. When I was verifying the drive, I discovered ...
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Can't format disc after attempted to install dual boot system

Briefly I installed windows and then when I tried to install Ubuntu on a separate partition it couldn't see the Windows partition. So I opened Windows but I had lost the use of my mouse and keyboard. ...
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Formatting drives for Ubuntu

I'm a relatively new Ubuntu user and am about to set up a new computer with Ubuntu 15.10. I've added a 2 TB drive to the unit but I'm unsure what format I should use. I've been using NTFS for all my ...
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Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7

I have a SanDisk 16GB USB drive that is not being detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but is detected by Windows 7. lsusb detects it but sudo fdisk -l or blkid doesn't. Even GParted and Disks don't detect it. ...
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Is there a faster way to erase a pen (USB) drive using dd command? [duplicate]

I am using the dd command to erase a pen drive with this: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd bs=4k && sync where /dev/sdd is the designated device. The pen drive is 16GB in size and this ...
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WD Passport external device not recognized

I am getting following error when I connect my external HDD. Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). The file system wasn't safely closed on ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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Change time format for Thunderbird Lightning

Since I recently switched my system language to english (United States), the time format of my Thunderbird Lightning plugin switched from the 24 hour format to the 12 hour format. Is there any ...
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How can I force a format of an external HDD that Gparted and Disk Utility can't see?

My Seagate 500 GB external HDD stopped working few days ago for unknown reasons. I don't really care about the data on it anymore. I just want it to work properly again but I cant format it in ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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Puerto Rico locale is wrong concerning the time format

The regional settings for the locale of Puerto Rico shows its time in 24 hour format no matter WHAT I DO... Its time format should be the 12 hour format. How should I proceed?
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Format usb linux Western Digital external disks

How can I format an external USB drive? I have a Western Digital external usb which adds automatically a virtual read-only CD partition which prevented me to run the standard ways to format a disk. ...
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How do I fix this hard drive?

I recently bought a 2TB WD Black hard drive and installed it in an enclosure to use as media storage for my Micca Spect media player. The installation went well and I booted into Ubuntu (14.04 LTS ...
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How to format a USB flash drive?

In Windows there is a straightforward "Format" option in a flash drive's right-click pop-up menu. Where's that in Ubuntu?
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Unknown file system. Entering rescue mode. After Complete Format with Gparted

I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago. During installation I mistakenly selected to format my Disk.Later I realized that there was some very important data on the disk. So I thought it's better to go back to ...
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Boot script issue after formatting computer [closed]

I am new to Linux, currently using Linux Mint. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to ditch Windows altogether. So I formatted my entire hard disk and installed Linux Mint. I got a warning during the ...
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How do I format my Windows 8.1 partition and keep my ubuntu partition as it is?

My Laptop has Windows 8.1 and ubuntu (Although i use it less frequently than windows). I wanted to format my windows version as it has become really slower and battery draining is very bad. I wanted ...
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Formatting Pen Drive causes 'Daemon Is Inhibited' Error

Am trying to format a drive with Disk Utility and everytime i try to format this pen drive i get 'Daemon Is Inhibited' error. How can it be solved since the pen drive works on other PCs with no ...
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Swap vanished after reboot

I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 with an encrypted home directory. Although I had swap set up during the install, the swap space was not there after installing. This has happened to many people, there ...
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Correctly formatting 3tb drive for Windows

Formatted a 3tb internal hard drive in Linux as NTFS. Filled it up and moved it to Windows 7 computer, which sees it as several partitions without a drive letter and won't let me assign one. How ...
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Keyboard typing problem

last week I formatted my notebook. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. On it I had active two languages. But I Have problem with my keyboard, when I try to type special characters like -.,= all of them are ...
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Ps2 Hdd not recognized

I'm trying to access the files on my ps2 hdd, however; I cannot access the drive because it doesn't show up. I've tried to to use devmapper but every time I try to install it, it fails. Any ideas?
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Trouble mounting/formating 16g SanDisk USB

I'm having trouble mounting or formating my 16gig SanDisk USB. When I run sudo fdisk -l I get this return Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15267 cylinders, ...
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How to properly format a SD card on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I have a 16GB Micro SD Card that for some reason only shows 1.1GB. I tried several tips and forums on how to fix my problem but I'm not having much luck. There's a separate partition on it that I ...
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Clone to Drive with Different Format

What command tool and combination of flags can I use to copy all contents of an external NTFS drive to an external ExFAT drive. Copying and pasting or using "cp -a -n /source /target" results in ...
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Cannot access secondary hard drive on ubuntu 14.04

I just formatted my primary hard drive with windows 7 to install Ubuntu 14.04, I also had a secondary 1tb hard drive where i have a lot of information. After installing Ubuntu I cannot access my ...
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deleting files from usb or phone

I noticed whenever I try to delete files from either a usb-stick or my smartphone, the files disappear, but no disk space is freed. I resolved the usb-stick issue by formatting it, but what to do with ...
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Format usb and confirm all zeros

I want to format my usb drive and confirm that it has been filled with all zeros. For formatting this is the command I am using: sudo mkfs.vfat -I /dev/sdb How do I confirm the device is filled with ...
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Ubuntu can not format Memory Card

I have SD Card and when I try to format in Ubuntu it say root@deniz-desktop:~/Documents/Tarpaulins/Ready/DB# mkfs.vfat /dev/sdd1 mkfs.fat 3.0.27 (2014-11-12) mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/sdd1: ...
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Installing Ubuntu while dealing with partitions (Windows XP)

I want to switch over to Ubuntu from XP. I looked at my C: drive and noticed that it is divided into 3 sections: my antiquated floppy drive (at least, I think that is correct), the C drive, and an ...
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USB drive can't be formated

I want to format my usb to install iso but it shows : org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.GLib.Error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/service.py", line 707, in ...
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SD card is writeable after reboot but then stops working

Here is the output of fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdb: 33.6 GB, 33555480576 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 32001 cylinders, total 65538048 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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I need a Program which can change Endings into new ones

I want to rewrite eg Movies ending in .mov into (eg ) .avi format. Likewise with Music eg : mp3 to wma . I know how this works under Windows, but not jet under ubuntu. Can anyone assist me please. ...
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Wi-fi after a fresh install

i have no idea if this is an existing question in the database or not. But i simply have no time to search through it all. My question is after a fresh install will i have access to wifi right away? ...
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Cannot Create Bootable USB Drive from .iso file

I've tried formatting the flash drive as FAT as well as Mac OS journaled through diskutility but still cannot successfully create a bootable drive. I'm following the directions here exactly: ...
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How to properly format a flash drive, and use Ubuntu's USB Boot creator tool?

I constantly format my flash drive due to distro installations from a flash drive. every sigle time that i put a new distro in the flash drive using ubuntu's tool i find myself with an error when i ...
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Nautilus on trusty: where is the format option?

I can't find the format option in nautilus for USB pendrives (used to be in the right-click menu for mounted pendrives). In another question there was a comment about this, but I thought it was worth ...
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Help on Formatting an USB

I cant format my usb because i tried to install Linux Mint on it and then, when i wanted to erase all data just appears to be 1 empty Gb on Gparted but the usb are actually 2Gb But file explorer ...
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64 GB SD card that has 15.6 GB of space used. I used GParted to shrink the partition, but I have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into an approximately ...
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Unplugged USB stick while formatting - now not recognized any more

I was formatting my USB memory stick using Ubuntu and chose "Override existing data". I accidentally knocked the memory stick out of the USB port. When I put it back into my Ubuntu computer it was ...