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Flash drives don't mount automatically and don't show in GTK+3 applications

Ubuntu 14.04 stopped handling flash drives recently, for unknown reasons. There's no hardware or filesystem problems, I tested multiple ones and they all mount correctly on Windows on the same ...
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Fix the USB error “There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X”

I have a 32GB USB Pen Drive which has gone dead (USB drive unusable, unformattable, and reporting 0 bytes capacity). It is not accessible through any OS. When I insert it into my Windows machine and ...
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This location could not be displayed on Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing this problem. I plugged in my flash drive of 16 GB and removed it. Before that I ejected it properly but when I'm connecting it again to my Ubuntu laptop it displays this error, "This ...
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How to Recover USB flashdrive bricked during format [on hold]

I formatted a live USB under windows, but it got completely bricked. It shows up in Disks as having a 478MB efi partition containing archiso(files are recognized, but I doubt they are intact) and 15GB ...
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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how can I transfer downloaded movies to a usb?

I always download movies from torrents and have them on my laptop. Now I was trying to transfer them to my USB so it won't take too much space. Once I connected my USB to my TV the movies are not ...
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Runing TEASItools on wine

I am using TEASI for bike navigation. The updating tool TEASItool only runs under windows. http://www.teasi.eu/teasi-one/ I succeeded installing TEASItool with wine. And the device is recognized by ...
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USB drive not mounting on Kubuntu; mounts on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Kubuntu 32bit (not sure which version). I want go back to having Ubuntu 14.04 which I have on my USB drive but it isn't mounting it. I have tried this but but it doesn't find anything: ...
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Flash drive not safely removed

I am using ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop, and when I pull out a flash drive it auto unmounted the drive. I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04, and when I pulled out the flash drive it still shows it ...
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Thunderbird Profile on LUKS Encrypted flash drive not working

I want to store my Thunderbird profile on an encrypted USB flash drive and run it from there because I often switch between two computers with identical setups: Ubuntu 14.04 with the same user ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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Boot ISO file via GRUB2

I'm migrating my multiboot USB drive from syslinux+grub to grub2. I'm now searching a way to boot my ISO files. I'm searching for a chainload method. So I don't want to add kernel and initrd ...
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When I run ls on my usb drive, every file is in the green text of executable files. Why is this?

The files are those for general consumption for the most part, pictures, documents, pdfs, etc/
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Ubuntu from pendrive. How much space available

I am currently trying ubuntu gnome which is mounted on a 2 GB pendrive. So, the computers internal hard disk (320 GB) is not used. So, I want to know how much space I have available. On running the ...
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Mount USB to the same directory Ubuntu

I have a USB key which is mounted to a directory that I have created. For this I have edited fstab file in Ubuntu The problem is that if I disconnect this key(which was in /dev/sdb) and connect ...
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External hard drive password 14.04

What's the easiest and quickest way to put a password on an external drive on Ubuntu 14.04? I've tried previous answers but none worked.
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USB bootable Pendrive for Laptop Windows & Ubuntu

Context: Laptop with a CORRUPT ubuntu 12.04 Partition and a corrupt Windows 7. Corrupt on the ubuntu partition was caused by accidently suspending the laptop during an operating system update to ...
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Peripherals work, but flash drives do not.

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I recently had issues with my mobo and PSU and both have now been replaced. Before the replacement my USB ports would only work with my mouse and keyboard, but did not ...
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How to Fix “Unable to access 7.7 GB Volume”

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/node2/0001-2DF8: Command-line `mount -t "vfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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VMware on Ubuntu- Installed windows in VM - USB Issues

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have installed VMware and installed windows on there, when i plug in my USB stick, the host takes control and the light shows up on my usb to show its ...
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Recommendations for USB drive specs for full Ubuntu Installation [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB drive, for use with the same laptop. I want to do a full installation on it rather than a Live USB. I have looked up the pros and cons and I'm certain of this. The ...
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Can't copy file to usb

I can not copy a file to a USB flash drive (tested with two Transcend flash drives). I tried to copy using Nautilus, Thunar and terminal cp. After copying the file is displayed on the flash drive, but ...
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How to make ubuntu work from pendrive [duplicate]

How to make ubuntu as pendrive bootable after downloading it from the website? and how much capacity pendrive will be ideal?
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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“Eject usb-drive” action for pcmanfm

I wonder if there's a way to create custom pcmanfm action for ejecting usb-drive in lubuntu? I've tried to do this with udisksctl but the --object-path option is giving me this error: (udisksctl ...
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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How to copy a file from USB drive

How can I copy, or just access a file on the USB drive from Ubuntu Server? This answer here does not work, I am getting mount: you must specify the filesystem type which no one explained how to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 recognizes, but does not show the USB stick

I have a problem when connecting my pen drive in Ubuntu 14.10. I've already tested the two USB ports (2.0 and 3.0), and ubuntu recognizes, however shows no window / option to show me what's in the pen ...
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Can I install ubuntu on USB with pendrivelinux WITHOUT touching my laptops HDD / Boot ?MBR etc?

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS with persistence on my 32GB USB Flash drive, probably using PendriveLinux). The question is that I will do it on a borrowed laptop and since I want to use this flash ...
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Changing hard drive

I have a laptop which has a broken hard drive. I am going to copy every piece of data from it (including the windows 7 which is in it) to an external hard drive. To do this I'll be using a flash drive ...
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Stop auto-powering-on my USB drive after I power it off

My USB 3.0 drives turn on after I turn them off in the Disks utility. I've disabled auto-mounting via org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount. This worked as expected but doesn't help with my ...
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How to protect Pendrive from become Write-protect in future?

If your Pen Drive is Write Protected. Then it is nearly impossible to Format and make it reusable. Gparted is mostly successful method for that kind of problems.But so many times it also fails to ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a thumb drive with full disk encryption. Doesn't accept the pass when mounted on another install

I checked the full disk encryption (and home dir) options when instlling Ubuntu 15.04 on a thumb drive. The installation was done as you would do on a HDD. It works fine. However, i plugged the thumb ...
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Ubuntu USB booting when deleted from USB

I recently used an ISO installer and used a USB to install Ubuntu to a laptop. I decided to add a couple different things to the USB so I wanted to delete the recent bootable Ubuntu that was placed on ...
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Sony USB3.0 stick (USM64GXL) not recognized

My Ubuntu 14.10 installation doesn't recognize my USB stick. Could anyone help me? lsusb sees the device, but not fdisk or any other tool. I thought I had problems with libmtp and uninstalled it, ...
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Making multiple pendrives bootable, using command-line

How can I create multiple bootable pen-drives at the same time using Command-Line? For information, the normal flow of making a bootable pendrive using terminal is as follows: 1: Check the pen drive ...
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Ubuntu admin user privileges error

When trying to change settings in the network toolbar dropdown, I get this error: Connection activation failed (32) Not authorized to control networking.` When trying to mount a USB drive: Unable ...
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How to make a bootable pendrive in command-line?

How could a Bootable USB Pendrive can be created using the Ubuntu command-line. Can we use a script for the same? Can somebody help on this?
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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How to enable write protection of USB drive

I am using Lubuntu and I am new in using this. I have a pendrive and whenever I insert it in a PC that's not mine, in anyway it gets affected with virus. So I want to enable the write protection on my ...
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USB Flash Drive Unreadable After Using on Mac OSX

I have a new flash drive that I have been using with just Ubuntu to transfer files between computers. Everything worked fine for a while, then after plugging the drive into an iMac the disk no longer ...
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How to execute C++ program whenever a USB flash drive is inserted

I have a C++ program that accesses USB pen drives/flash drives. It works for currently inserted flash drive. A normal C++ program doesn't execute until we run it. But I wanted the program to run ...
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Can't resize partiton on Lexar USB drive

Strange reading from fdisk... ~# fdisk -l /dev/sdd1 Disk /dev/sdd1: 29.2 GiB, 31378272256 bytes, 61285688 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / ...
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USB 2.0 ports not working 14.04 device descriptor read/64, error -32

Tried asking this on ubuntuforums but nothing forthcoming there. Here's my issue: Hello I wonder if someone can help me with this. I have searched but yet to find an answer that works. Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Slow speed while transferring files from pc to USB Hard drive

Since I upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 I'm suffering of slow speed while transfer files from my computer to my USB Hard Drive, like 28 hours for 500 GB. Any idea why? Thanks in advice
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I have been running Ubuntu off a flash drive on my Windows 7 laptop and now suddenly Windows won't boot up. Please help?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flashdrive and have been using it on my Windows 7 laptop. During the start up process I would press F12 and then select to boot off my USB drive. Ubuntu would ...
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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux to work on my desktop macintosh running on OS X yosemite, but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB. I select try ...
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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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How to completely reset/format usb drive like a new drive?

I've tortured my USB flash drive by formatting to different filesystems, partitioning, dd, parted mklabel gpt/msdos and other things. Now, Ubuntu's start up disk creator seems confused when creating ...