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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader isn't working

I've read some other posts issuing this problem. But without an solution for exactly this problem. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T440s. Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express ...
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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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Unable to paste to drive with full permisions enabled

I formatted an sd card, and when I put it in the chromebook's s.d. card slot, and enable full permisions, I can't paste to it or create files. How do I totalyy reformat it so that I can use it?
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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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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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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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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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Turn on Device inTrusty Tahr

I inserted an SD Card into my SD drive on my laptop running 14.04.2, and then went to the Disk Utility. Once at that drive in the Disk Utility, I started experimenting. At one point, I clicked 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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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 (Maverick Meerkat), the files appear to be there, ...
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SD card cloning using the dd command

I am trying to clone an SD card which may contain a number of partitions, some of which Ubuntu cannot recognize. Generally, I want to clone the whole volume, not only some partition. So, I mount the ...
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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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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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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 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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SD card not automatically mounted

This is happening on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04 (the latter after I got frustrated to the point of formatting and reinstalling). I have an Asus Eee with a built in SD card slot. I used to ...
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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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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 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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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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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 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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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 ...