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

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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 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 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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Why does Ubuntu not detect my SD card?

I can't mount my SD card. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Asus K55V (Intel), and I have a sd card slot, but Ubuntu doesn't detect when I put a SD card in the slot. Not Ubuntu nor other program.
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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SD card write speed not as advertised, on 14.04 at least

I bought a new SD card and the claimed performance is a long way from my benchmark. Is there something I can do improve the transfer speed when working with this SD card? Information on the disk: $ ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.2 SD card is not detected

My SD card is not being detected at all no matter what I do. I am using Ubuntu 12.04, on: HP Pavilion G6 2552sa Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 64-bit The following commands were used ...
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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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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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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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How do I create a readable/writeable medium on a Micro SD card

I recently got a Micro SD card for the use with my phone. It's 8GB in size and branded by Samsung. I bought it second-hand, and for some reason it won't mount properly on my Huawei phone running ...