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

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How would you install Steam to an SD card using Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to install Steam on my computer, but I want the program and all the data to go to an SD card. How would you do that?
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Error in formatting corrupted Micro Sd Card

Initially this 4 gb microSD worked for a couple days inside a cellphone before it stopped functioning. I have used an adapter to plug it into my computer making sure that the write protected switch ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2015 (12,1) Ubuntu 15.04 install from live CD to SD Card

I want to do a full install Linux on my MBP 2015 13-inch. I'm using an SD Card because I do not want to touch the SSD. I've used this ...
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Weird sound comming from speakers

Hi I have a HP stream 14 running Ubuntu off a micro SD card and I hear a buzzing noise out of the speakers, the laptop is fanless and had a ssd so it is not those that are making the noise. Do I need ...
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SD Card reader stopped working: cannot even mount it

On my HP 625 Laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 with kernel 3.16.0-28, the SD card reader stopped working after some time. The last actions related to this device were installing exfat-fuse and exfat-utils ...
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Bq Aquaris 4.5 Ubuntu Music app doesn't work

-The SD-card works: I am able to read the documents which are on it, for example. -When I call up the SD card, on the other hand, there just a series of 00000 to be seen. -I can see the title of the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.x and Ubuntu on HP Stream 11 with Ubuntu installed on the SDCard?

I installed from within Windows 8.x, Ubuntu x64 on a 64 GB fast memory card. My HP Stream 11 only has 32 GB of hard disk space. When booting, I see the Windows boot menu (Windows or Ubuntu). After ...
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Micro SD card problem : file deleted successfully but not actually

I have a micro SD card from Sandisk which is Mobile ultra of size 64 GB class 10. I was using with my mobile. I wanted to format it after 1 year. I deleted several files successfully as per system ...
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Creating an SD disk image from scratch: “you must specify a filesystem type”

The really short version: I am trying to create a disk image that includes an MBR/bootloader provided in another image, and one partition with a root filesystem provided in a tarball. Creating the ...
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Trusty on SD card under Crouton - corrupted disk? [closed]

This question relates to Crouton only in that Ubuntu is running under it on my Chromebook. I've installed 14.04 with xfce on an ext4-formatted SD card. I seem to be having all kinds of problems, and ...
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How do I scan a SD Memory Stick from my Phone and recover accidently deleted photos? [duplicate]

I used the Android "Gallery" app and accidentally deleted all my photos. Can I plug my memory stick into Ubuntu, and DD recover the disk, and somehow recover the files?
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restore sd card to full capacity

I have faced a problem when all partition tools see my SD card as a card of 30 GB size. But when I bought the card I clearly remeber the card had 64 GB and moreover it is written on the card "ScanDisk ...
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Windows Installation on linux pc from .iso? [duplicate]

I have had Ubuntu installed on my laptop now for a while, I have also been switching distros. Now that I want to install windows back again I am having a problem: I have tried making a bootable ...
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media-scanner-service consumes 100% CPU on Bq Aquarius

I have have something like 10 Gigs of music on my SD card and media-scanner-service takes 50%-100% of CPU constantly. Rebooting or waiting doesn't help. I think it shouldn't take several days to scan ...
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How to access SD-card within Aquaris E4.5 (Ubuntu edition)?

I have just purchased a new bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition and I am not able to read or write on my SD-card. The smartphone recognizes the external drive, but neither the ubuntu touch file manager nor ...
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What format should I format/partition the SD card for running Ubuntu (Crouton) from it on Chromebook?

Guys I like to run ubuntu on the sd card and not the internal storage memory of my chromebook. I diid some google serach and learned that it all depends on how fast your sd card slot can read and ...
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Could I install Ubuntu on SD card and runt it from my Chromebook?

So I just installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook. Now the main issue is that the internal memory is limited. I am thinking of using a 64 GB SD card to expend the memory. Would it run as smooth as it does ...
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Install ChruBuntu on SD card or USB flash drive on Chromebook

I have a question. Is it at all possible to install ChrUbuntu onto a SD Card or flash drive? Also is it possible to boot into a USB flash drive or SD card from a Chromebook? Could you also please ...
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I can't mount my mini SD card

I used hardinfo to see if my mini SD card was working, as shown in the image. I have tried this response and this. But I can't mount it. I try: ~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sde /mnt and: ~$ ...
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Lenovo SD reader not recognized

When I do lspci I get this: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ValleyView SSA-CUnit (rev 0e) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7 (rev 0e) 00:13.0 SATA controller: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get data from semi broken micro SDXC card?

I used to have a 64GB micro SDXC card in my mobile phone. But last week, after the phone crashed and I had to restart it hard, the SD card was not mounted anymore. The phone tried for 5 minutes but ...
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How to boot Chromebook from SD card without entering developer mode?

I have a question. Is it at all possible to install Ubuntu or Chrubuntu onto a SD Card and then boot a chromebook from said SD card? I know this is easily possible, but the chromebook in question ...
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USB mass storage couldn't get mounted

It's my android phone SD card which was indicated damaged by android yesterday night, out of the blue! I put it directly to a USB port with a USB SD card holder case, so in that way I can recover it ...