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Problem installing Lubuntu 13.10 [Kernel Panic]

Hello ~ I've had trouble installing Lubuntu 13.10 [64bit] from a usb drive. [I used Universal USB installer] I boot from a usb drive, menu loads up and I can pick with arrow keys - but then as soon ...
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Difference between “removable drive hot-plugged” and “removable media inserted”?

On Xubuntu's "Removable Drives and Media" settings, I see two items that can each be checked on/off that seem very similar. Can someone explain what the difference is? Under the "Storage" tab are [ ...
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Cannot access USB properly after using it as a boot medium

I wanted to install Lubuntu on an old PC using my 32GB USB-Drive. I made it bootable using Unetbootin: It ran fine on my Computer but failed to boot on the Target-PC. So I went to check the Drive on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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Ipod Nano not detected

I am running 13.10, and have an old ipod nano (2GB, MA477, which I think is second gen). I have previously (years ago) succesfully used gtkpod to change the content. However, when it is plugged in now ...
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Removable Drive keeps getting dropped/ unmounted [on hold]

I plug in my 1tb removable Drive and Ubuntu mounts it. I start extracting my 45gb of 7z compressed photos and after a period of time appears to be about 10 minutes the drive unmounts and the ...
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My USB drive is not working

I inserted my Sandisk Cruzor Blade (4 GB) into my Ubuntu laptop few days ago and formatted it. And a message appeared: unable to mount your drive. Now when I insert the USB drive into it, it does not ...
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Something is using my external drive. How do I find out what?

Whenever I attach my external LUKS drive to my laptop, the drive head starts rattling like crazy, as if I am copying the entire thing. Every now and then it pauses. I've seen some tools like iostat ...
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usb floppy drive

Just installed 12.04, am trying to get syst to recognize a usb floppy drive; it reads flash drives just fine but while the drive (and the test floppy in it) work on another system, the file window ...
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Usb 3.0 not recognized by usb 3.0 port

I'm various days having a problem with the usb 3.0 port an a usb Pen 3.0. The port 3.0 doesn't recognize the 3.0 flash usb but the 2.0 yes. This is not a problem of the flash usb, because I have ...
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Installation of Ubuntu from USB-Flash-Drive

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu onto a 'non-pae computer'. All goes well until I reach the Download installer components. After that step the screen clears with a violet-blank screen with one white ...
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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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Trouble in detecting USB Drive (Pendrive 2.0)

I just bought a new pendrive of 8gb storage. It is detected in windows but not in the Ubuntu,but the light in the pendrive still keeps flashing,so I think the pendrive is ok.
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How to re-initialize a USB drive after it had been disabled due to overcurrent?

I occasionally get a device descriptor read/64, error -71 on a permanently connected USB drive. It's powered by a single port, so I figure the reason for that is overcurrent and I should think about ...
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How do I prevent unnecessary USB spin up?

When I open a document in some applications, Gedit for instance, I have to wait five to ten seconds while I can hear my USB disk spinning up. This happens even though the document I open resides on ...
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INSTALLING UBUNTU 12.04 fro already downloaded file (installing with pendrive)

I have got this file downloaded: "ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64" I have a 64 bit OS and want to install ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside win 7 (which I already ahve on the PC) I have a Pendrive. how do ...
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Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
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I have problems with my pendrive

One of my friends recently gave me some videos with a pendrive . When I opened the pendrive there was only a few shortcuts but the pendrives property shows that it had 14 gb . just like my friend gave ...
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Accidentally Deleted Block Special File (/dev/sdb)

I accidentally deleted block special file /dev/sdb trying to wipe my usb thumbdrive. Now /dev/sdb is not listed under fdisk -l, but the thumdrive still opens in file manager when I insert it to the ...
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Pendrivelinux error: syslinux.cfg [duplicate]

I'm on windows XP so I need another OS. I downloaded Ubuntu and PenDriveLinux to create USB stick. It gave me and error saying file syslinux.cfg is missing I'm wondering why ubuntu would rely ...
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Installing Ubuntu in pen drive without disturbing windows xp [duplicate]

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Is it possible to install and run Ubuntu in pen drive or external hard disk without disturbing Windows XP on my laptop? I don't mind dual boot for running Ubuntu or ...
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How to make a pendrive snapshot

I am building a NAS server with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old laptop and am very happy with it. The OS is installed on a 8Gb pendrive (the swap partition and grub are also installed on it). I did a ...
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start up disk creator doesnt have ubuntu file

Step 5 of How to create bootable USB stick on ubuntu "Select the file and click 'Open'." Doesnt show anything under Desktop after I click "Other".. Its just blank.
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Specific Encryption problem: use encrypted media on a system without root access

I have a specific problem related to encryption, and I need some help: I have an external drive, on which I store data on which I work, i.e. I need applications to be able to access those data; I am ...
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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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Identify udev subsystems and devtypes

I have to write a python script to monitor for usb mass storage devices. To successfully filter the required media it must be identified by its subsystem and DEVTYPE. Does anyone know the required ...
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Motorola Defy USB Debug Driver

I am trying to connect a Motorola Defy(MB525) phone to my computer that is running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't connect my phone with my computer system successfully. What steps do I need to take for this to ...
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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
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External HDDs don't appear until unplugged and plugged back in

I'm trying to use my Ubuntu computer as a file/media server, and I have four removable HDDs plugged in. After a fresh boot, two of them mount, or appear in fdisk or /dev/sd*, but they do appear in ...
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Stuck at Loading initial ramdisk - Not stuck when I plug in usb drive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus UX32VD which had Windows 8.1 installed. It's now a dualboot and everything seemed to work fine, I was able to boot use Ubuntu, restart, use Windows, all great. ...
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same files show different modified dates when accessed by different computers running ubuntu 12.04

I have several USB drives connected to my 3 computers, all of which run Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The USB drives are connected some to my primary system, some to the second, and some to the third, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a flash drive [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on a flash drive so I can carry my computer with me in my pocket. I have already tried making Live bootable drive, but that isn't persistent. How can I install Ubuntu on ...
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USB doesn't start automatically

My computer doesn't load USB drives the way I expect. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ideapad P500. I have read the Ubuntu wiki titled Mount/USB and I still find my situation strange. Please read on ...
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Ubuntu Bootable USB drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a pen drive. Firstly I made pendrive into a bootable USB drive which includes Ubuntu .iso file extraction. After using that USB drive in my other laptop and ...
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Problem while coping files in USB drive

I've a USB 2.0 drive. Today while I coping some media files in the pendrive, I found that It stucked in middle. I'd wait for half an hour, it remains unchanged! I thought that this is may be problem ...
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how do I unmount my phone

I am confused . Do I need to mount a new sd card or phone or usb stick or external hdd drive every time I plug it in? And I cannot see them if I accidentally close them. I do not know how to eject ...
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Can i install Ubuntu on my pen drive [duplicate]

Can i install Ubuntu on my pen drive, i do not want to install it at my system's drive I just want whenever i plug the pen drive, run Ubuntu else run my Windows 8 Is it possible if it is possible.. ...
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USB devices in VirtualBox Windows 7 partition

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Virtual Box running Windows 7. Have a shared hard drive set up between the two. I have set up the virtual box the best I could, and have been searching endlessly on ...
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Creating A Bootable Drive For Ubuntu on Mac

I've decided to switch from OS X to Ubuntu. I'm following this documentation on Ubuntu's site for creating a bootable USB Drive. I created the ISO to IMG. I ran diskutil list and inserted my flash ...
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How to recover data & partition lost during installation of Ubuntu12.04LTS. please help .I have lost my work place data.URGENT

I had Windows 7 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I wanted to install Ubuntu on a16GB pendrive and use it as a hard drive. I made an Ubuntu bootable pendrive on a 4GB pendrive. Then I booted my ...
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How to run Code::Blocks from a USB Flash Drive

I have been using Code::Blocks IDE for quite some time, and I have had no problems with it until now. I have recently decided to move almost all of my programs onto a USB for portability. Eclipse ...
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Live USB on a 2-partition usb-drive

I was wondering if I could have 2 partitions on a USB-drive that would allow me to boot on my key as a regular USB-installation-disk (partition1), and another partition for regular storage under ...
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USB Drive not detected or responding 13.04 | Power problem suspected

Hej, a TOSHIBA USB 2.0 hard drive is not detected by lsusb or found via ls /dev/sd*. According to Paul the problem is related to the USB power, but after restarting the laptop without connected usb ...
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error formatting pendrive

In Ubuntu 12.04 using disk utility while formatting, there was an error Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdc: Input/output error I ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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Ubuntu - installing on a pendrive

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 13.10 on pendrive? I don't want a Live Ubuntu from unetbootin, because everytime I run Live OS all settings gone.
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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USB HDD becoming irreversibly read-only

I'm having problem with an external USB hard drive (FAT32). Seems impossible to write, delete etc files, I get error messages saying it is a read only file system. When I try to solve the problem ...
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How to make ubuntu-13.10-server installation writable?

I have downloaded and dd'd a thumb drive with the ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso file (sudo dd if=ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso of=/dev/rdisk3). Unfortunately, after the installation the thumb drive is ...
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USB Drive Not Functioning

Using Ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus 1015E-DS03. Using GParted, I formatted my USB drive to FAT32. Then images an ISO file to it using dd. Tried formatting again, and it just says unformatted with an error. ...