1
vote
2answers
31 views

Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

NTFS file system never clean in Disk Utility, while ext4 and fat are, Ubuntu 12.04

I have the LG 47LN5708 TV which supports only the FAT and NTFS file systems. I want to playback a movie file of 4.7 GB using the USB port of the TV, so I can't use the FAT file system, since it 'only' ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Why does my computer say “Missing Operating System” when computer restarts.

I have just recently decided to make the switch from OS X to Ubuntu after one of my friends let me play around with his computer. However, when I was trying to partition my hardrive so I could run ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
2
votes
0answers
75 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installation crashes with “???” message after selecting drive

The Gist: I have been trying to erase my disk and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop as my sole operating system. I can boot "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" from a USB stick. During the graphical ...
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

Windows can read USB stick partitioned by Gparted

I have a 8GB Adata S101 USB flash stick. i used Win 32 disk imager to install ubuntu 14.04 from my USB stick, after installing Ubuntu, windows 7 could not recognize the flash stick anymore so i ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Make USB Bootable, but install ubuntu on hardrive

I remember something from my past(may be 10 years back). I have heard that we can boot an OS from floppy disk but the OS files will be in Hard disk. Correct me if I am wrong, I don't know whom to ask, ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Downloading Ubuntu onto a flash drive [duplicate]

So I have two flash drives in, one is running Ubuntu as a live cd and I'm using that to install Ubuntu on the other. I've gone through the download process, clicked on "something else" and now I have ...
1
vote
2answers
324 views

Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Unable To Mount and HDD Information

I know this is a silly question. I got a 2.5" hard disk drive that I use for my laptop. It has problems, so I plugged it out and attached it into a hard disk case and connected the hard disk to my ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How to allow non-admin users to format and repartition USB drives?

I'm using Ubuntu on a work environment with several users. From time to time, as the administrator, I'm asked to repartition or format a pendrive, because Ubuntu won't allow the normal users to do so. ...
0
votes
0answers
185 views

Got an error message when trying to use winusb concerning the amount of recognized spaced on the usb

A few days ago I formatted a usb and installed memtest86 image on it using sudo dd if=memtest86-usb.img of=/dev/sdb. I ran the memtest86 usb on an early 2008 macbook and it seemed to work right but ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
0
votes
2answers
39 views

How do i return my usb to normal

I've been messing around with my usb, trying to make a live usb with debian on it. I used the dd command in the terminal. After multiple failures I just gave up, and I want the usb back to normal. I ...
0
votes
1answer
206 views

Cannot access USB drive - non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown

I am trying to access my FAT32 USB drive. There is an error when I try accessing it. I just want to access it read-only. The error I get is: Error mounting /dev/sde at /media/mink/34D2-84FB: ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Why can't I write to my USB Stick?

I am trying to create a bootable USB Stick with Ubuntu 14.04 so I can install it on my computer, but for some reason, I get an authentication error: I tried using Gnome Partition Editor to format ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Cannot recognize/format usb flash

I had a Flash stick with Ubuntu to run as live USB. I didn't need it anymore so I used the Disks utility and I formatted it. Disks sees it now as unallocated space. I want to format it to NTFS but I ...
0
votes
1answer
728 views

Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

How to create more partitions od USB flash drive?

I want to ask how to create more partitions od USB flash drive? and if is it possible under ubuntu. Will I be able to boot a live distribution from created partition? which tool should I use, I was ...
0
votes
1answer
303 views

WD Elements 1042 External Will not work

I'm trying to get all my data at this point. Any help? Once and a while it will mount but cant get data off quickly. Error Message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ubuntu/Elements: Command-line ...
0
votes
0answers
605 views

Can't format USB drive in xubuntu 13.10

I have a computer running xubuntu 13.10, and a flash usb drive Kingston. My friend gave it to me and I do not know why the computer did not regconize it. Here is the result after running sudo fdisk -l ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How do I configure Noatime upon installation?

I need to disable it as I will install Linux on a USB stick, or something like that. Thank you.
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
0
votes
4answers
212 views

Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition when installing Ubuntu from USB

I've prepared a PC for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. These are the steps I've taken: 1) Shrunk the C: drive to create 60GB for Ubuntu. The Disk Management utility confirms that ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

How to Install Ubuntu on my lenovo which has four partitions

I own a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad and in the process of installing Ubuntu through a USB I cannot install alongside windows as it already has four partitions: /dev/sda1 (Windows 7 Loader) ntfs (Size 209MB ...
2
votes
1answer
200 views

Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would also like to run Linux, but I do not want to remove Windows, as many of the programs I use for school are only ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Extend live USB overlay partition

I am using a Lubuntu live usb as kind of mobile or rescue system. It's installed on a ~4GB Stick. Now that I wanted to update the software (aptitude full-upgrade), I ran into some "disk full" errors. ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

USB drives are not mounted automatically

My USB Drive is not mounted automatically but it has detected through lsusb. I also used dconf-Editor but it is not working. Every time I have to mount manually through Disk Utility. And I cannot ...
-1
votes
3answers
142 views

Install Ubuntu from usb key

After reading many identical questions, answers and documents, I still had a hard time to get this one wor. I don't have a ubuntu os machine, but a laptop running on CentOS 6, it does not have DVD / ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

USB partition problem

So i had a USB drive that i used to install Ubuntu here and there. It started having problems a little while ago. Now its like this: USB partitions When i try to erase a partition i get this Error. ...
0
votes
3answers
335 views

Format a USB stick completely

How can I delete all data that is on stick? For example I have this problem: My stick has two partitions A (3.7 GB) and B (330 MB). How can I merge the two partitions in one and to delete all data ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Can't access Ubuntu or reinstall it on Macbook Pro

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation on a Macbook Pro. I can't figure out how to solve this. The problem is that i've installed Ubuntu 13.04 and i can't access my Ubuntu OS because the disk is ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

The USB drive is read only even write protection is off

I have made my Transcend USB 3.0 pendrive into bootable ARCH-LINUX key using dd command. After that it become read only and I was not able to use it. So I formatted as MBR with NTFS partition using ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Ubuntu install on external USB hard drive with ntdlr missing error

I am relatively new to ubuntu and have a desktop with windows 7 installed on it. I would like to install ubuntu onto a samsung external hard drive which I have connected via USB 3.0. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

error: unknown filesystem - what happened?

All the answered questions with this error seem to be partitioning ones. I wasn't changing my partition at all, just copying some files. I have a boatload of movies on my little Toshiba - equally ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Impossible to format a 4GB RAW usb flash drive

I have 4GB usb flashdrive I tried to format with Widows 7 and couldn't format it any way I tried with Kali Linux (a pentesting Debian distro) to format my RAW usb flash drive (as detected on Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
0
votes
0answers
223 views

Didn't unmount external hard disk properly. Now hard disk is not detected in any system

I have a 1TB external Seagate Backup Plus hard drive. Yesterday, I carelessly just unplugged the hard disk even though I got some sort of an unmounting error when I did it. Now, the hard disk doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

Can't install Ubuntu on USB key while keeping existing multiple partitions

I've looked a bit and didn't find any solution so here's my question. I have a USB key (16Gb) with a partition called UBUNTU and another called DATA. Obviously, I'ld like to install Ubuntu on... ...
0
votes
1answer
235 views

Flash drive file system isn't recognized

I recently got this credit/business-card shaped USB flash drive. In windows 7 it's recognized fine, after some drivers are automatically installed (without user interaction) once it's plugged-in. In ...
0
votes
2answers
673 views

Swap partition on 13.04 not working

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 laptop and the swap partition isn't mounting or the system is just not using it. I have been using Ubuntu sense 10.04 and have never had this ...
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

Ubuntu fails to install

After installing Ubuntu from a USB drive, it says that it will restart. This should be fine but as soon as it opens up again it goes back to the "Try Ubuntu or Install" window. When I check my ...
1
vote
1answer
703 views

12.04 LTS, tried making bootable USB stick, Startup Disk Creator erased my backup drive!

I used Startup Disk Creator to try and make a bootable USB ubuntu stick to install on my new ultrabook. I had my 2TB backup USB drive attached, as I had just backed up everything on the flash drive. ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Wipe usb flash drive ubuntu

I have made a bootable usb drive with ubuntu installer and now I can't delete ubuntu from it. I tried to use gparted and erased the partition table, made a new ms-dos partition table and formatted the ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Cannot see USB drive (even with sudo fdisk -l command)

Ubuntu newbie here. I just bought a 3G USB key, and I need to install the software, which is found in the USB key itself. The problem is that Ubuntu cannot "see" it. I found a couple of commands ...
0
votes
2answers
517 views

Problems running Ubuntu from USB drive

I just bought new computer hardware and I wanted to install Ubuntu fresh. I downloaded the latest 12.04 LTS .iso file and created a bootable USB stick (4 gb). I then selected 'install ubuntu' from the ...
0
votes
1answer
857 views

Unknown USB Flash Drive

Suddenly my Kingston DataTraveler 8GB is shown as unknown! The weird thing is that I can only "see" it through Disk Utility. GParted or sudo fdisk -l or sudo fdisk -lu cannot see it. I tried to ...