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

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SD card turns slow after split partitions and format

It's a class 10 SD card, and the speed is normal (about 10MB/s write) before I use GParted to split it into 2 partitions and format them as EXT4. But then the speed is only about 1.5MB/s write after ...
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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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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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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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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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MicroSD card is set to Read-only state. How can I write data on it?

I have a MicroSD card reader in my notebook. When I insert a MicroSD memory card into it, I can't write any data on it - it's read-only. The same thing happens when I try to do it under root. And I ...
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Ubuntu won't mount SD Card

I have Asus X552V with Ubuntu 14.04 64b. I tried inserting 4GB Transcend SD Card into Card Reader, but nothing happens. As I was directed to Why does Ubuntu not detect my SD card? this question, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you format a micro sd card?

I recently bought this micro sd card, and I think I am having trouble formating it. In my mp3 player, it says card error. So I took it to the computer. After clicking on the file icon, I clicked on ...
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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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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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Problems with Linux and SD Card Readers

I have 4 laptop computers with SD Card Reader problems: I installed 64-bit Ubuntu Linux on my Gateway NE56R41u laptop. It recognizes and mounts the SD card when it installs but will not find or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Acer 4-in-1 Card Reader not recognized

I bought an Acer 4-in-1 PCIMCIA Card Reader for my Dell Latitude D510 which is running Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS. The device is not recognized and will not mount the SD Card. lspci info: 02:01.0 ...
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Ubuntu: Unable to mount SD card

I did go through other similar questions and realized that although the questions are the same but for the different reasons. Nothing so far I have tried based on online-help or suggestion helped me. ...
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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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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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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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Error mounting SD card when returning from suspend

I have a 128 GB SD card that I use for permanent storage in my Lenovo Thinkpad X1. I've mounted it in /etc/fstab with this line: UUID=37733366-e936-41df-983a-f084352b3a5b /home/kristian/sd128gb ...
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Ubuntu ARM on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

I am having a problem getting Ubuntu 14.04 for ARM to work on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. I have installed the image onto the SD card using Win32DiskImager. It writes to the sd card fine and the ...
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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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How do I get the SD card slot to work on my Dell Latitude 2120?

The SD card reader on my Dell Latitude 2120, running Ubuntu 14.10 does nothing when I insert an SD card into it. I unsuccessfully looked for a solution online, and apparently the drivers for the ...
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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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GParted takes long time to partition SD card. is that bad?

I have 64GB SD card and I deleted previous partition with GParted because I needed to create new one with ext4 file system. Its taking about an hour already and it doesnt really show any progress, It ...
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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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Unable to access 64 gb volume (Sandisk micro SD)

I've tried everything I can think of and I see that many others have had the same issue. I've installed exfat-fuse exfat-utils and fully updated but I'm still receiving this error: Unable to mount 64 ...
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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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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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How can I completely erase all data on a (micro) SD card?

I just got a micro sd card that I plan on using with the Raspberry Pi. I used the KDE partition manager to delete the original partition on the card and to write a new 12GiB ext4 partition. After ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Teac multi card reader not working (SD card)

I'm trying to read an SDXC SD card with the Teac multi card reader of my Dell Dimension E520. Here is the relevant output of lsusb -vvv Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0644:0200 TEAC Corp. All-In-One ...
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16gb class 10 memory card not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I've card Kingston 16gb class 10 and if I put it to laptop it recognize it, but the data are not read correct. If I put this on different computer (even laptop with Ubunu 14.04) it can be recognized ...
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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 ...