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Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write (Read-only file system) [solved]

As in the title, I'm unable to format it as it says read-only. I've tried couple of searches and the solutions too. Even I tried GParted to see I have any luck. Unfortunately below is what I get. ...
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How can I format my USB in Lubuntu 13.10?

I'd created a bootable USB drive to install Lubuntu and now I'd like to format it so I could use it normally. How can I do that?
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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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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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Using GParted to rescue data and format hard drive to NTFS

I'm having problems booting to Windows XP due to bad sectors on the hard drive. I've tried fixboot and fixmbr from the recovery console. That only made matters worse. Now I want to use GParted to ...
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Can not format my SD card

I have a 8 GB memory card which is totally corrupted and I am not able to format it using GParted, Terminal and other tools.Every time getting error messages.
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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Usb boot device totally unable to be formatted

I'm really upset by now, I've been trying 2hours straight to format a stupid usb drive (I'm new to ubuntu and I dont know if I will last long at this rate) Basically this was the lubuntu boot usb key ...
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I can't format disk in USB floppy drive

I need to low-level format floppies with an external usb floppy drive in ubuntu 10.04 (or later) server. I have tried the tools that come with util-linux-ng, and contain (specifically) fdformat. ...
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Converting a lot of image jpg to png

I want to convert a lot of image(nearly 100) from jpg to png format. How can I do this without renaming them?
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Recovery of formatted hard drive!

i had accidentally erase everything option while switching to ubuntu. can you please help me to tell me how recover that drive please as there are many important documents and photos. please if i can ...
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USB flash drive mysterious label

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used my USB drive to install Kali Linux to another computer. After that, every time I format that drive using gParted with no label, instead of showing something like ...
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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How can I delete ubuntu from usb installer?

I used a usb to install ubuntu to my friend. After the installation finished, I can't delete contents, what can I do to format it? Since this reading this as just being part of the system and does not ...
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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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Formatting for Windows 8 Dual Boot - Drive Not Found

I have a ubuntu PC that I'm trying to install Windows 8 on as a dual boot. I used gparted to shrink the existing partition and create a new one formatted as ntfs, but when I tried to install windows ...
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does live DVD totally erase windows?

I'm buying a new laptop august 13th, the Asus X551MAV-RCLN06 is the front runner. It has the Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor, 4 gb ram. The two options with the Live DVD are to use the whole ...
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Upgrade 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu version 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS . Is there a way that I can install it with fresh copy and a formatted partition ??? I don't want my other drives to get formatted. But ...
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Partition does not start on physical sector boundary?

I've one HD on my laptop, with two partitions (one ext3 with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and one swap). fdisk is giving me a Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary warning. What is the ...
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Recover ext2 filesystem after reformat?

I had an ext2 partition and by mistake I reformatted it to ext4. I immediately noticed the problem because at the next reboot my system wouldn't mount the reformatted partition, which got a new UUID ...
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Formatting 2 hard drives through LiveCD [duplicate]

What I want to do is completely wipe the 2 HDDs that are in my laptop, erasing everything (windows, ubuntu) so its essentially factory new. From there I want to just reinstall Windows, bit I don't ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Low level format of hard drive

Can somebody please tell me how can I format a hard drive at a low enough level that the boot sector is re-written? I guess the equivalent of fdisk /mbr.
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Unable to correctly format and boot certain USB drives

I've just bought a small laptop, with no optical drive at all, and I would like to install an OS (in this case Crunchbang) on it. I couldn't have been create a bootable drive, on my Ubuntu desktop, ...
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Unknown ERROR from Startup Disk Creator

I don't understand this error from the Startup Disk Creator: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/service.py", ...
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Format 12.04lts and install newest version

I have 12.04lts installed but had troubles while upgrading it. All graphics configurations died and I can not change them. Dash disappeared and the applications bar vanished. I can not upgrade or ...
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FFmpeg file format library update blocked

I have an Update for FFmpeg file format library and that update is blocked. I have done several searches to find out why it is blocked but come up with nothing on it. It is there listed as a Blocked ...
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How to format a USB drive for Startup disk?

I want to make a bootable live USB from Ubuntu 14.04. When I insert a free USB, Startup Disk Creator says Capacity: 7.5GB; Free 0.0GB. This is a free and working USB, as I can copy file on it. I ...
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Delete Ubuntu from dual boot Windows 8.1 in GPT disk [duplicate]

I'm using Windows dual booting with Ubuntu. I have uninstalled, and at that time my disk was formated as MBR. After deleting all partitions of Ubuntu I choose to rebuild the MBR in my disk. That way ...
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Quick format of USB drive or external HDD

I remember that in order versions of Ubuntu, there was a GUI option for Quick Format of flash drive. I am looking for a GUI app to format USB drive with one-click. A simple app to take care of ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: Can I format a drive on one server and move it to a different server?

I'm not very familiar with the intricacies of Linux filesystems, and have minimal experience with formatting and mounting drives, so please excuse this noob question... We recently upgraded a ...
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Formating window without affecting ubuntu [closed]

I have installed ubunto 10.04 with the help of vmware workstation. Now i want to format window xp without affecting ubuntu and ns 2.29 which is installed in ubuntu,is it possible?
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formated windows without uninstalling ubuntu

I have formatted my laptop before I uninstalled Ubuntu from it and now it has it as a "choice" in my boot options but I can't boot it because the drive was formatted. If I install it, it duplicates ...
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what is the effect on an MP3 player used for install of Ubuntu?

When an .iso or .img file is copied with dd, what effect does that have on the USB stick? In this case, it's a 2GB mp3 player which, while not expensive to replace, I would like to use again for ...
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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? I understand there's always standard partition management command line stuff ...
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Ubuntu Server does not detect RAID HDD

I have formatted in a low level the hard disks of my computer. When I try to install Ubuntu Server I get this error message: [!!] Partition disks No root file system No root file system is defined. ...
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MP3 Not recognized anymore on Ubuntu 14.04

I formatted my DGM DA140 MP3 player with MBR/DOS with zeros (The slow one). Now I can see it or put anything thing on it but it does come up under disks. Device: /dev/sdb Contents: Unknown Any help? ...
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Pen drive format

i installed UBUNTU 14.04 using my pen drive. the problem is i need my pen drive back with the same storage. is there is any way to do like that please.
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how to change calender to persian calender like in kde?

If we set the language support and location in KDE for a special country like my country Iran, it change the calender and date time format for that country usage. Now i need to do so in my Ubuntu ...
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14.04 amd64 splash stuck! exec format error help

hello!this is my first try getting into Ubuntu,i used drivedroid to install Ubuntu 14.04 amd64,and it stucks at splash screen. i'm using dualcore CPU with nvidia graphic card,also 8GB RAM and 64GB ...
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Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?

I have an old laptop with sadly out of date 10.04 Lucid on it. The internal drive is partitioned and contains Windows 7, which I never use. Gradually, it's losing functionality, as more software ...
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Can not Format Usb Drive “Read Only”

So I was using my usb at other place (windows) and now I noticed that I can not format or write on it. I tried to format it on ubuntu and on windows same problem (read only problem) I tried, ...
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Cannot format micro sd card

I apparently did something wrong while trying to format my micro sd card 8 GB. I have used it for one and a half year in my old phone without any problems and now I wanted to format it to use in my ...
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I would like to fully erase my hard drive and start from a clean slate with Ubuntu

How do I do that? Can I fully format the internal hard drive and then install Ubuntu, or would that leave all systems, including usb and cd drives unoperable. Otherwise, how do I remove windows ...
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Nothing I do remains after restart

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD on my 64GB SSD. I made 2 partitions; 10GB for swap and the rest for the OS. I formatted them as ext4. Ubuntu ran fine, but I am facing a strange problem. No matter ...
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error formatting pendrive

In Ubuntu 12.04 using disk utility while formatting, there was an error Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdc: Input/output error I ...
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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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Does removing a partition automatically increase another?

Is it possible to format a partition and then converge it with the other partition so that the storage capacity of the other partition with the OS increases? Actually, I am suffering that. I got two ...
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Is there any way to retain word 2010 format?

I have some resumes and other documents that are really format dependent. They were originally created with Microsoft Word 2010, and is there any way to put them into ubuntu and have them still be ...