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

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How To Write To SD card

I heard of people saying they could if they did it as a root user. How do I do that. When I tried to write to sd card . . . I got a read only error. Permissions says Owner: me Access: Create and ...
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Micro SD card write protected fat32?

I have tried this solution and it doesnt work. sudo fdisk -l output is Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = ...
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Permissions about Saving files to an SD card

I am having trouble while saving valuable pdf files to my 16GB SDcard. I can save just fine on my system hard drive, but every time I try to move it to the SD card or save it straight to there, it ...
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Absolutely can NOT format this sd micro card

Have been reading and trying to format this sd card (no, the switch is unlocked). I have Ubuntu 12.04, the card is in a hub. The name for the card in my file menu is MOT (if that helps at all) there ...
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SD card won't appear after upgrade to 13.10

My SD card won't mount when I put it into my lap top, everything was fine before the upgrade. The information about the SD card appears just fine when I type sudo fdisk l it just says that it ...
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Why does Ubuntu complaint that my SD card is in use when it is not? How do I establish the connection to this device?

My IOGEAR SD Card Reader/Writer is recognized on Ubuntu (by using VM ware) but when I try to connect to "Removable Devices -> Alcor Micro Flash Card Reader/Writer" , the following message appears: ...
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Move Ubuntu server from 64gb SD to 16gb USB

I'm tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I've recently built myself a home server to store and save all my media. I installed Ubuntu server 12.04LTS and setup a bunch of stuff on a 64gb SD ...
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Install to SD (removable Flash: SDHC, eMMC) with F2fs?

The question was asked over 2 years ago and clearly it was not smart to try it mainly due to the USB bottleneck of the card reader. Can we expect the situation to be any different today? SD cards ...
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Accidantly removed SD card - Card reader not visible anymore

I thoughtlessly removed my SD card from the slot of the card reader while the SD card was in use in gparted and the disk-utility. After I put it in again, it was not visible anymore. It is the same ...
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Slow MicroSD card

I've recently bought a 64GB MicroSD class10 card. Now according to Wikipedia, it should be able to transfer files at a rate of max 10MB/s. But I am only reaching 6.7MB/s (two-third of the promised ...
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pc wont boot with sd card reader plugged in

when i installed 12.04 on new hdd i didnt have the card reader plugged in before partitioning, now that my gateway zx4000 is all set up i realized the card reader hadnt been plugged in so now when i ...
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SD/MMC card detected by the kernel but no block device created

I'm running an Acer laptop on 13.04: 3.8.0-30-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 20:52:24 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The laptop has an SD/MMC card slot that has worked for me in the ...
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How can I get my recognized Ricoh SD Card reader working on 14.04?

On my Asus F3 Series Laptop there is a built in SD Card reader lspci output: 09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) 09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd ...
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USB PAM login with SD Card

I am trying to set up a PAM login token. I want to use an SD card instead of a normal USB flash disk. When I run the pamusb-conf to set up a new device, with the SD card inserted, it says that there ...
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Issue with booting/rebooting behavior when using a bootable SD Card

So, here's what I have: A bootable SD Card, with a minimal Ubuntu installation. A bootable USB stick, with exactly the same filesystem image. A Shuttle PC (much like the XS35V2 Digital Signage Media ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu os on sony xperia x10 mini pro? If possible, how to do it?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu os on sony Xperia x10 mini pro? If possible, how to do it? Interested versions of Ubuntu touch and Ubuntu 13.04 or 12.04 but it is a last resort. Is the SD card is ...
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Booting from SD

Attempting to boot from a 16GB SDHC card on an HP ProBook 4530s. Used universal USB installer (pendrive) supplied via link from ubuntu.com to create the bootable drive. In the start up menu, I choose ...
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how do I set up my sd card reader and USB flash drives?

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04.2, but can't figure out how mount my sd card reader and flash drives to transfer files. I am New to this having used Windows since the beginning of time. I have ...
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SD Card vanished after placement of .nomedia file

This is not really a Ubuntu problem but since I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I naturally would like to use Ubuntu to solve this problem. I bought a 32gb sandisk micro sd card for my galaxy note 2. ...
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How to partition with a 8GB SSD and a 16GB memory card

I would like to use my available memory as a single area. I have a 8GB SSD and a 16GB SD card. I also have 1GB RAM. I want to repartition and reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have been running into ...
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Can't mount 64 GB SDXC

I did a clean install of 13.04 and now I'm having a hard time mounting my SD card. I had it working on my old system, which was also 13.04 but I had upgraded from 12.04. I can't figure out how to get ...
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Files lost during move & power failure

I was moving (using the default Ubuntu file manager) some photos from my SD card (formated FAT32) to a NTFS drive on my computer when a power failure occured. After that, I used the SD card in my ...
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Memory card reader no longer works

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. The built-in 5-in-1 memory card reader used to work in Linux, but now it won't detect my SD card. It still works in Windows 7 though. I don't ...
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Data Recovery from a MicroSD in Ubuntu

I have a microSD card that was in a camera that got hit by a rally car... I'd like to recover the videos that are on the card, but I'm not having much luck. I've tried mount it using an external ...
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set limit to data transfer/copy speed

On command-line and/or file managers (such as nautilus), how do we set an upper limit to data transfer/copy speed? I haven't found anything on the manuals of "cp" or "mv". I wan't to know this ...
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Can I enhance the performance of ubuntu using a sd card by in anyways?

I'm just curious if it is possible do it. I have a spare 4gb sd card.
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How do I create a backup image of an SD card?

I have to copy my SD card to my hard-drive. I know that I have to mount and unmount it, but the following line doesn't work: dd if=/media/oneiric of=~/sd-card-copy.img That was my first try, but ...
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How to open SD card from terminal?

I'm trying to open my SD memorycard, but it doesn't show up when plugged in. Though it is detected when I look at the USB-devices lsusb and then I get: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0ac8:c33e Z-Star ...
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How do I get an SD card reader to work in Ubuntu 13.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a CLEVO P151EMx, it has a built-in Realtek PCIE Cardreader 5289, which works fine in Windows, but refuses to show up in Ubuntu. I can't see any sd cards I put in it in ...
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Sony Vaio (SVE15129CAB) Built in SD Card Reader (RTS5116) Realtek NOT Working Ubuntu 12.04

Card Reader was working fine when I was using live USB, but after installation and upgrading it is not even detecting. Initially I got mmc0 error 110 (syslog). After that I tried to install the driver ...
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micro sd card help

I am running a fresh (full wipe install) of ubuntu 12.04 and I am trying to get my microsd card to work. The card is a samsung 2gb microsd card, and the reader I am using is a usb dongle (targus multi ...
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SD Card recognized as MMC not SDX

My SD card if not recognized as dev/sdX, instead it is recognised as dev/mmcblk0, which I understand is okay. The problem is that I'm trying to put an Angstrom image to my beaglebone and according to ...
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4Gb sd recognized as 1.6Gb

I used as dd command to make my 4GB sd card bootable for arch linux arm as explained here since it didn't work I tried formatting the card in my ubuntu again but now it recognizes it as a 1.6GB card ...
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Moving lubuntu boot disk to an SD card - Grub says no such device

I have a bit of an unusual problem. I've installed lubuntu 12.10 AMD64 on my system, placing / and /boot on an SSD and the rest on a hard disk. Everything except /boot is encrypted. All was well until ...
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How to mount an SD card reader

I have read through many of the help pages around the SD card mounting issues, etc. I do not know whether they relate to my situation or not. What is the first command I should type in the terminal ...
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Can I wipe HHD and install Ubuntu all from SD card?

I have an Asus Eee PC running on Windows XP. Recently, it crashed and when it boots, it has a black screen. This is a pain, as I only wanted to turn it on so I could wipe XP and install Ubuntu. Is ...
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Damaged SD card (badly unmounted?) How to fix?

First Off I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop with a built in card reader. I have a sandisk 8Gig micro sd card that came with my HTC Desire HD phone. Unfortunately I had mounted it to a windows ...
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Is it possible to install ubuntu FROM a smartphone?

So, I'm in a situation were I want to install ubuntu in my laptop (currently running windows 8) but I don't happen to have pendrives, CDs or the like available. The only "external" device I have with ...
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How do I stop my PC from autoplaying media files present on my SD card on my Android Phone?

How do I stop my PC from autoplaying media files present on my SD card on my Android Phone? Whenever my USB linkage cord between my PC and my phone is wobbled just a little bit my Ubuntu 12.10 tries ...
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Changes to SD card undone after re-mount (e.g. deleted files re-appear)

After having a corrupted file system on my SD card due (probably due to unsufficient power supply) I want to make a new filesystem. (e2fsck fails, log below.) However, any file-related changes on the ...
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Is it preferable to boot from an SD card or from a USB flash drive?

I recently purchased a Chromebook (ARM). It has an SD card reader and a USB 3.0 port, but I have neither an SD card nor a USB 3.0 flash drive! If I were to boot from Ubuntu on one of those two ...
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SD card is not mounted in Lubuntu

I have a 2GB Transcend SD card for my Camera but when I entered it in my laptop's SD slot then it is not mounted automatically by Lubuntu. I did not have the same problem with Ubuntu. I can not see it ...
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How to write a .iso file to an SD card?

Unetbootin does not recognize my SD card. Is there any alternative software to write a .iso file to an SD card? I'm not trying to write a Ubuntu .iso, so Startup Disk Creator wont work..
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How can I get my memory card slot to work?

I use Ubuntu 12.10, on Dell L702x, and the internal memory card slot has never functioned since I switched from its original Windows 7 installation. I've had to use my usb reader for a while now. How ...
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Unable to mount flash drive or SD/SDHC card in Device/dev/sdf* already mounted at '/media/usb*'

But when I look in the Home folder they show up in the left hand section and I have full access. It looks like I have caused an unintended consequence in trying to find solutions to an earlier ...
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car radio sd doesn't work when formated from ubuntu

My radio car reads SD card only when formated from windows. When I format it from ubuntu it says "no file", althought in the computer (both from windows and ubuntu) I can see their contents. Is there ...
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unable to mount sd card

I have a pre - installed windows 8 PC which I have partitioned with Ubuntu 12.10 . I am able to mount the SD card in windows 8, but when I put it in when running Ubuntu , nothing happens . it doesn't ...
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Read-only SD cards

I've got an IcyBox USB hub/card reader combo in my computer, running Ubuntu 12.10. It's got an issue with SD cards. It always mounts them read-only, regardless of the write-lock switch. This is ...
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How do I troubleshoot this dd error when copying image to SD card?

I'm trying to follow the instructions in this answer on how to copy the Ubuntu image to an SD card for the Raspberry Pi. I get the following error using the imagewriter application: Trying to ...
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How do I delete ubuntu entirely and then install Windows 8 from an ISO I have on an SD card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I would no longer like to have ubuntu on my laptop. I have recently placed an ISO file for Windows 8 on to an SD card ...