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sd card won't mount when an android phone is connected after 12.10 fresh install

I just upgraded to 12.10 via a fresh install. Mounting my Xperia Neo V in 12.04 worked flawlessly however I just discovered that the sd card can't be detected and mounted in 12.10. How can I solve ...
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How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader?

How do I EFI boot Zenbook Prime UX31A from built-in card reader? Ubuntu Live 12.10 64bit has been copied onto an a SD card which I'm trying to boot from. When I power on my Zenbook and press ESC for ...
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How to boot ubuntu from my sd card

I want to try ubuntu, so I put it on my sd card 32 card. But I can't figure out how to boot from my sd card from my boot menu. My sdcard usb drive is too outdated i got in 2005 and it only Support sc ...
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Problems reading a 4GB SDHC but I can read a 8GB SDHC

I recently bought a Dell XPS L502X. The internal card reader had some trouble detecting cards but I was able to fix it using the workaround explained at ...
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How do I prevent my filesystems from being mounted read-only after suspending?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an SDHC card (only one ext2 partition, no swap). When I suspend using pm-suspend, my root filesystem is mounted read-only. I am currently "fixing" this with the ...
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Can I make Ubuntu boot from a SD card?

Is it possible to download Ubuntu 12.04 to an SD card and then use that to install or to boot directly from it, rather than using a USB stick? The plan is to install Ubuntu on an old Toshiba Portege ...
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How can I burn a Raspberry Pi image to SD card from Ubuntu?

I'm sure this must be fairly simple but can't find it here. How does one go from having a blank SD card to having an SD card that boots a Raspi?
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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt On SDHC with Kodak Adapter

When booting from amd64 desktop 12.04 ISO (I did check the MD5), I get the isolinux.bin missing or corrupt. error of doom. Additionally, when (auto)mounting on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I get an error ...
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Can't boot from sd card [closed]

I installed Backtrack via Unetbootin into SD card, but I see no option in boot menu in BIOS. What to do?
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How to best copy large files to an sd card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying files to SD card not saving When copying large (or even files of a few KB) to an sd card from ubuntu 10.10, the files appear to be there but when i access the ...
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Macbook pro 8,1 ubuntu 12.04 sd card reader doesnt work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my laptop to detect SD cards inserted into its built-in card reader? THe built in sd card reader on the macbook pro 8,1 (2011, early or mid i think) doesnt ...
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Micro SD card with adaptor in Ubuntu 12.04 only mount Read-Only

I am trying to mount a micros sd card with adaptor in ubuntu 12.04 but it will only mount if i lock the adaptor before putting the card in and thus get a read only mounted card. If i do not lock the ...
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Can i Install Ubuntu on my SDCARD and improve performance?

I am going to do a reinstall of Ubuntu on my Laptop this holiday. I have an ASUS UL30VT, with no flash drive, and i just wondered. I never use my card-reader for anything, but i have a 32GB SD-card ...
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Formatting SD card in xubuntu

I just bought a new 8Gb SDHC card, but I am not able to create partitions on it. Not when I am using GParted, nor when I am using mkfs. When I insert the SD card the following shows up in dmesg: ... ...
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Cannot mount SD-card after unmounting it

I have a SD-card reader on my laptop and I am currently working on my phone. So I need to transfer several times from / to my SD card. The problem is that, when I insert my SD-card in the reader, it ...
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Problems, connecting Android ICS to Ubuntu using MTP

I've followed this tutorial from this blog which very clearly explains how to connect Android phone with ICS to Ubuntu so that one can access phone's sdcard (MTP access). I passed all the procedure ...
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SD Card Transfer very slow

I copied some MySQL-DB stuff to my Class 6 SD card. It needed 45 min. for the transfer. Same machine with XP it does it in a few minutes, with Win7 on another machine transfer is also fine. Checked ...
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Sd card bigger than 2gb is not recognized in ubuntu 12.04

When I insert a card up to 2gb it is immediately seen by the system but if try it with bigger one it's not seen. I presume the issue is not due to the card reader itself as it reads all cards under ...
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Can you use an SD card for swap in Ubuntu 12.04?

I had a smallish (4gb) SD card laying around and I was wondering if it's possible or advisable to use it as swap space. Ideally, I'd like to free up some hard drive space by removing the swap on it ...
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How do I partition an SD drive that is greater than 4GB so that ubuntu runs on 4GB and the rest is used as storage?

I've been trying for about a week now to partition my 32GB SD Card so 4GB can be used as a Ubuntu Live and the rest as general storage that can be seen by Ubuntu and Windows. I've tried this method: ...
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Fn keys and card reader not working in Asus k55

I am using ubuntu 12.04 in my new Asus K55 (Intel® Chief River Chipset HM76). It works pretty well but the SD card reader is not recognized, and the Fn keyboard keys are not working. I have followed ...
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Ubuntu Server Installer does not detect usb device

For some time now I am struggling with the 12.04 Ubuntu Server installer. I am trying to execute a clean, CD based install with the mentioned version onto an SD card. For the sake of the simplicity I ...
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How does one create a bootable SD?

I am going to be replacing ubuntu 11.10 with 12.04. Can I create a bootable MicroSD, or do I have to create the image on a CD?
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cat /proc/filesystems does not list vfat

I'm trying to read an SD card formatted with a FAT32 filesystem. It can be read in windows, but not in Ubuntu. When I tried cat /proc/filesystems, this was the output: > cat /proc/filesystems ...
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mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/sdg1: Device or resource busy

I am using a script from http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beagleboard/ that uses mkfs.vfat and mkfs.e2fs to create 2 partitions on a sd card but I get mkfs.vfat 3.0.12 (29 Oct 2011) ...
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How to write image to SD card

I am following the RidgeRun documentation: How to boot a board from a SD card. I disable Nautilus from auto-mounting file systems to avoid a possible race condition and build the SD card image. I am ...
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Nautilus pops up after suspend

Every time I wake up my netbook with Ubuntu 11.10 after suspend, nautilus pops up to show me the contents of the SD card that is always plugged in just like I've just put it in. I set it to "do ...
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I can't copy files to my memory card

I can't copy files to my memory card. When i copy there is a error message and it says read-only file system. But, i can copy file from the card.Can any one please help me. I am using ubuntu 11.10. ...
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Why is a .Trash-1000 hidden folder created when I try to delete files from a mounted MicroSD card?

I have recently been mounting my Android phone via a USB cable and have been adding and deleting files to the microSD card. However I noticed that space was not being freed up when I deleted files. It ...
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Redirecting directories in home partition

I have a 60GB SSD for my / filesystem but for more space I got a 16GB SD card for my /home partition. I'm worried it won't be able to take the amount to write the /home directory. So I was wondering ...
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Can I boot from a SD Card on a Dell Mini 9?

I have installed from the live USB (with Persistance) onto an SD Card. But when I reboot, even though I have selected USB devices in the Boot selection menu I get an OS not found error... Has anyone ...
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Error splicing file: Input/output error with a USB SD/HC card reader [closed]

I recently got a new Droid Bionic, and it has the SD/HC card. Today, I got a new USB card reader that reads the HC format. When I plug it into my Linux Mint 11 (katya), Gnome 32-bit computer, I get ...
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How do I mount an SD card?

My computer has an SD card slot. When I put a working SD card into the slot, nothing happens. When I put a CD or DVD in, or plug in a USB drive, the medium is mounted and available. Is there something ...
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How to get my laptop to detect SD cards inserted into its built-in card reader?

My laptop has a built-in SD Card reader but it cannot detect one when inserted. Here is the result when I type lspci from the terminal: 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge ...
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how to create a windows7 image from an SD card

Question: I have an SD card, with windows 7 files in it (as in any bootable DVD) and I want to use it, to install Windows7 in an Ubuntu virtualBox. How to make that happen?
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Dell Inspiron 9400 SD card reader not working

I'm new in Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron 9400, everything works fine with the exception of the SD card reader, everytime I insert a card the computer doesn't do anything, its ...
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Can't mount SD card, - /dev/sdc is ok, but can't seed /dev/sdc1 [closed]

Few weeks ago I mentioned that Sdcard can't be mounted under ubuntu 11.04 on eeeepc 901. I can see /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd, but no partitions on them /dev/sda and /dev/sdb are system disks, sdc was ...
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USB card reader

I am using a Gear Head USB card reader on Ubuntu 11.1 and it works great. The model number of the device is CR3000MSD. I am looking for some working source code in any language really that will allow ...
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Formatting microSD card error

I'm trying to format a SanDisk 16GB microSD card but when I do I keep getting the following message: One or more partitions are busy on /dev/mmcblk0 How do I correct this so that I can properly ...
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How to format/partition SD card?

How can I format or partition SD card in Kubuntu? Is there an application with GUI for this?
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Copying files to SD card not saving

I am copying 486 items, totalling 2.9 GB, from a folder on my desktop, to a microSD 16 GB card via a USB card reader. The tranfer completes fine. I then do a safely remove (have also tried eject and ...
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Install to SD Card

I've been wondering about improving the performance and battery life of my netbook by installing my root partition to an SD card. Will there be any performance benefits (or drawbacks)? Are there any ...
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How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal? (How can I mount a flash drive manually?)

I only have access to the command line I need to backup my data (on the user folder) to a pen. I don't know where/how can I do this is order to access the pen, and then do the cp command. How can ...
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Formatted and lost 6 years worth of photo memories.. any way to get this back?

I usually back up before formatting and doing a re-installation of Ubuntu, it was in the process and then obviously stopped prematurely but I was thinking all my data was transferred. After ...
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Only one of two partitions on SD card is recognized

I split my SD card into 2 partitions. When I use usb-card-reader to read my sd card, only the one partition shows up on the screen, and the other doesn't. I have run the command sudo fdisk -l and the ...