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

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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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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 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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Is there an SD Card diagnostic utility?

Are there any SD Card diagnostic utility programs out there for Ubuntu? I would like to run tests on my SD card to check capacity, write speed etc. I have one for windows but I am looking for a Linux ...
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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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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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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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Internal SD card reader not mounted/detected HP realtek rts5227

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Envy m7-j020dx. The only problem I am currently having is that the internal SD card reader does not seem to be detected at all. I have tried to find a ...
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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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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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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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Mount sd-card image (created using dd)

I have created an image of my Raspberry Pi SD-card using dd: sudo dd if=/dev/sdf of=/home/myusername/raspberry-backup-2014-04-10.img The SD-card includes two partitions (one vfat, one ext4) which ...
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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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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 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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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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SD Card Reader not working in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have a read many other posts on this issue and believe that Ubuntu 12.04 is not even recognizing my SD Card Reader as just that: Computer Model: Metabox (Australian builder of Clevo laptops) / ...
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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 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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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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SD card doesn't work well under Ubuntu, but does well under Windows

I own a laptop with a built-in card reader. For the past year or so, I've been coping with a curious problem that seems more software related than hardware. I run a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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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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Is removeable media always mounted to the same path

I have and SD card that I want to use to save youtube films on. My laptop has an integrated SD card slot, will this always be mounted to the same path? If remove the card attach a USB drive then ...
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SD card is recognized but won't mount “can't read superblock”

When attempting to look at the files on my SD card I get the following message. ## Unable to access “16 GB Volume” ## Error mounting /dev/mmcblk0p1 at /media/automat0n/6366-3430: Command-line `mount -...
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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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SD card reader only works if card is inserted during boot

I'm trying to get the Realtek RTS5229 SD Card Reader to run on my newly installed system. I installed linux-firmware-nonfree to get the driver for the RTS5229 SD card reader, according to my other ...
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Why is “Authentication is required to …?”

When I plug an SD card into the SD card reader (/dev/mmcblk0), a popup appears, saying: Authentication is required to mount a device. When I plug in a VGA cable between my laptop and an external ...
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I can't copy files to my memory card

I can't copy files to my memory card. When i copy there is a error message and it says read-only file system. But, i can copy file from the card.Can any one please help me. I am using ubuntu 11.10.
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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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sd card won't mount when an android phone is connected after 12.10 fresh install

I just upgraded to 12.10 via a fresh install. Mounting my Xperia Neo V in 12.04 worked flawlessly however I just discovered that the sd card can't be detected and mounted in 12.10. How can I solve ...
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mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/sdg1: Device or resource busy

I am using a script from http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/demo/beagleboard/ that uses mkfs.vfat and mkfs.e2fs to create 2 partitions on a sd card but I get mkfs.vfat 3.0.12 (29 Oct 2011) mkfs....
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internal card reader is not working

I have Dell vostro 3560 running on ubuntu 14.04, and it's card reader is not working. Result of lsusb is Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 since ...
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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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Realtek RTS5227 Card Reader Problems

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, and it doesn't detect my SD card insertions. I've tried multiple solutions that seem to be the common answer for a problem like this, but no success. I saw this discussion that ...
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SDHC vs SDXC cards for Linux

I recently bought a Zenbook prime of 128GB and I bought a microSD to SD adapter for macbook air (because of the low profile). It's working great with my SDHC that I had on the phone. I'm thinking ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 does not detect sd card reader

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 and my sdcard reader is not working. The system does not detect the reader at all. The output of lsusb is fairly uninformative: lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:...
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Why does lsusb show devices connected to a USB 3 port as connected to USB2 root hub?

I'm running Ubuntu on a Dell Chromebook 11, which has two USB 3 ports, and an SD card reader. I was trying to establish whether the SD card reader would be capable of USB 3 speeds (and thus whether it'...
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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 ...