Questions related to using Secure Digital (SD) card with Ubuntu machine, related issues, etc.

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How to remove unwanted device nodes from SD card?

I have a microSD card which I am mounting via a USB card reader. When I plug the card reader into my Ubuntu desktop and view the contents using the "Disks" utility, the following items appear in my ...
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How to shrink a Raspberry Pi SD card image?

I have a 64gb sd card that has 15.6gb of space used, I used gparted to shrink the partition, but have no idea how to convert the two partitions /sda1 and /sda2 into a ~16gb .img file. Everytime I ...
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SD Card Reader not working (XUBUNTU 14.10)

So I was looking at some of the other forum posts related to this and I was wondering whether there was a universal fix or if there were multiple fixes based on the particular hardware or software. I ...
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How can I get SD card reader (integrated) to work in Gnome Ubuntu 14.10

My SD card reader isn't working, Or at least I can't see anything when I put in an SD card, but I see something when I go to the disks tool. Don't SD card readers work in linux?
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How to use the dd command to copy an .img file to an SD card?

I've been trying to use the dd command to send an .img file of mine to a partition on my SD card. The command is: dd if=/dev/sda6/media/david/desktop/stellar-unbrick.img of=/dev/sdb1 Unfortunately, ...
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Cannot see pictures on Trascend SD

I m quite new to Ubuntu/Unix systems and I am facing some problems while trying to read files from my sd card. Basically the sd card is detected and mounted but I cannot see thumbnails or the content ...
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How to create a GRUB2 entry for a “LiveSD” Card

I want to be able to boot any OS (this case: a Live version of Kubuntu) installed on a SD card (not USB). I have followed the instructions given for a USB. However that won't work properly, the ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an SD Card on a Chromebook

It's as convoluted as it sounds. I already managed to install Ubuntu onto my Asus C300 chromebook using the Crouton method. However, it renders the chromebook slow and freezes frequently. So I was ...
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Installing Steam games to SD card uninstall at shut down

I'm new to Ubuntu and I want to run steam games from my SD card on Unity. I have a 32 Gigabyte SD card and I was able to install all of my games onto it. But when I shut down my computer, all of my ...
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How to manage an SD card like a HDD

I have reformatted an SD card with ext4, and I want my laptop to treat it like a HDD. That means I want it to auto-mount from /etc/fstab. My purpose is to create a user with home directory on the SD ...
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SD card reader detected but SD storage not shown

I have a a multi card reader. Today accidentally I ejected my reader while formatting a SD card by Gparted. When I inserted it again, it detected is lsusb but nothing was opening ie. as a storage ...
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How to Recover Lost Files_solved

Some digital cameras and cell phones take micro SD cards, a miniature version of an SD card, to store images, audio and video. If you accidentally delete any of these files, you can recover them by ...
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Formatting 128GB SD card to ext4 with gparted

I am trying to format a SanDisk 128GB SDXC card plugged into the internal SD card reader on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 running Crouton. When I format to ext4 using gparted the operation never completes, ...
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Cannot boot off of SD card reader

I have a Asus Zenbook ux31a and my SSD just died so I am trying to run off of a SD card but cannot get it to boot off of it. I installed Ubuntu 64 bit onto the SD using a usb flash drive and created ...
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SD Card not recognized in Ubuntu 14.04 guest, of VMware Workstation 11, on Windows 7 host

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. So I installed VMware Workstation 11 on Windows 7 64-bit, and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as guest on it. It's working fine with removable USB ...
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How to change user of SD card from Root

I just recently got a Chromebook and now have Linux installed on it, and I am trying to get steam games onto my sd card. I initially had the issue in that it would not install anything on a drive with ...
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Install programs to SD card or Flash Drive on a Chromebook with Crouton?

I have a chromebook that is using Crouton to run Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the fact that it is a chromebook means that I have only 8 or so GB of space after installing ubuntu. So, I ordered a 64GB SD ...
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Change home directory of primary (only) user to SD card

How would I change my home directory to an SD card? I am running a chromebook. I'm also running Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty". Sorry if I'm not providing much info but that's all that I've really done so far. ...
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Damage to sd card

My memmory card is '16gb strontium micro sd HC'. I have worked it on my mobile. One day suddenly my phone doesn't detected it. Then i put it on my card reader and plugged into ubuntu 10.04 laptop. ...
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UBUNTU 14.04LTS Cannot Mount my SD Card

So, I am pretty new to Linux and just installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. I've had no issues so far with anything that I could not find answers to here. However, I inserted my 32Gb SD Card into my SD card ...
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SD Card, Destination is read-only

I can no longer write to my SD card using the GUI (Files 3.10.1). If I use the command line I can successfully write to the SD card, but using the GUI gives me "Destination is read-only". Using the ...
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SD card won't mount (or even be recognized) after resuming from suspend

My 32GB SD card (FAT32) does not have any problem mounting perfectly if my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04) never goes into suspend (after I close its lid). But once I re-open the lid, retyping my ...
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SD card image library manager

I'm currently playing with lots of SD cards for various raspberry pi's and I'm looking for a program I can use to take backups of them, store them on my desktop, and write them back to cards when ...
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mke2fs hangs forever, ignores SIGKILL

(Ubuntu 14.04) Today I got two cheap 64GB SD cards I ordered from china. I wanted to format one as ext2 for use as an "SSD" in an old laptop (Former owner replaced broken HDD with SD adapter. The ...
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Why can't I write data to SD Card

I am about to upgrade hard drives and I was attempting to back up data to an SD card that I had used before flawlessly. The disks app said that it was read only, and when I put in a cat picture to ...
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kernel-panic related to Asus sd-card-reader

I've just observed the same kernel panic 4 times on 2 different notebooks: Asus N550JV (running Linux Mint 16 ~ Ubuntu 13.10) Asus Zenbook UX32VD (running Linux Mint 17 ~ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) These ...
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32GB sd card recognised as 2TB

I am running ubuntu 14.10 , i have a sd card of size 32GB [class 4].When i try to read it in Gparted ,it take immense amount of time and result in showing it as 2TB[2TerraByte].Same goes with sudo ...
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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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Mount problem with 64gb microSDXC

I am using a Kingston MMC USB reader with a Samsung 64Gb microSDXC UHS-I card. The first time I inserted it, this dialog appeared: So I searched around and found a similar q/a here; I performed the ...
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How to verify the microSD size advertised by the manufacturer?

I bought an 8GB microSDHC card. Which terminal command should show me the size as at least = 8,000,000,000 bytes ? The size should include the partition table and every byte of the card. fdisk -l is ...
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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Sync Dropbox Folder to SD Card

My Dropbox folder is on an SD card. When I have to reboot my computer, Dropbox apparently tries to connect with the folder before it's mounted and returns an error. I have to sign into Dropbox each ...
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SD Card reader not picking up UUID whilst mounting root

I've put the root of a Trusty install on a flash SD card, which I will eventually configure as read only, using an overlayFS to make some necessary parts writable, such as /etc. I know it might sound ...
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ASUS Q550LF and 64GB SDXC card

I recently bought an ASUS Q550LF laptop. Core i7, nVidia GF745M, three USB 3.0 ports. I'm trying to get a 64GB SDXC card to mount, and cannot seem to. I installed fuse-exfat and exfat-utils; this ...
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SD card reader dead, in lenovo g4050

I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS and has been impossible to use the buit in SD card reader. I've found some related solutions here, but none work'd. Some few have solved this issue by downloading the ...
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How to backup to an SD Card in native format on shutdown

1/ I have a dual boot Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (the databases I have to use for work are Windows based) 2/. Unless I need to use the database I work in Ubuntu 3/. I use an SD card to ...
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install Multiboot ubuntu touch on sdcard. XperiaultraZ [duplicate]

I want to be able to dual boot android and Ubuntu touch on my xperia ultra Z phone. I want Ubuntu to be installed on sdcard space and my phone to dual boot between android on device memory and Ubuntu ...
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Error mounting, can't read superblock (SD card)

I took about 80 photos with my Nikon d90, using my sd card. I was able to see all the photos. Then I tried to open up the card in Ubuntu 14.04. I got the following error: Error mounting ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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SD card Mounting Copying and file recovery

My micro sd card stopped being recognized by my win2008 computer after a copy paste failure (maybe the card was full? or the antivirus stalled it and now the MBR is corrupted?). Now I want to see if ...
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Yet another apt “Size mismatch” problem, but without any network

Most of the time, an apt "Size mismatch" problem occurs because a firewall or proxy blocks some files and replaces their download with an html page explaining the issue (instead of issuing an error as ...
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Pandaboard not showing on hdmi display

We formatted our SD card and are tying to boot up the pandaboard. We see the LEDs (status1 and status2) blinking, but nothing shows up on the hdmi display except a greyish screen. It seems as if it ...
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How to repair corrupted fat32 sd card superblock

I have important data on an external sd card. I plugged in the card and i get an error message. It is a 32gb micro sd card. it was formatted as fat32. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sam/32GB: ...
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Files from camera SD not shown on Ubuntu

I repeatedly transfer fotos from my camera by plugging the SD card into my computer. After todays foto session, the SD card auto-mounts as usual - but shows only the pictures taken up to yesterday. I ...
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Copy paste not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem: when I copy something from my computer to a USB or an SD card, the copy is done without no problem; but when I remove the SD card, all the files are gone.
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SD Card not recognized

I've seen other posts regarding Ricoh R5C822 USB SD card reader, but all seem to be out of date and with no remedy. I'm running 14.04 LTS, and in Nautilus I am not presented with SD Card drive. All ...
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How to mount/install SanDisk Ultra 8GB SD disk in NEC Versa E6310

As a total neophyte I am trying to learn how to use Ubuntu 14.04 on an old laptop. I found this Class 6 SD card and tried using it as additional RAM, but my current system does not recognise the SD ...
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How to unload a kernel module which is in use?

I'm following this tutorial to get my card reader working: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=636867 However I'm unable unload my sdhci module: sudo modprobe -rv sdhci mmc_core mmc_block ...
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SD mounted tails and partition. Laptop stopped detecting

Without changing anything and without updating, installing, modifying or anything, my miniSD/SD adapter stopped working. I plug it in, start, go to boot menu and now it doesn't come up as an option. ...
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Why cant I transfer music to my devices SD Card?

This is the first time I have had to ask for help in Ubuntu. When I connect my Nokia Lumia 625 it mounts and even comes up in Rhythmbox (sweet). However when I check properties the SD card is showing ...