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Files written to a flash drive in windows do not show up on an ubuntu system

The files that I store onto a flash drive on my windows system do not show up when I move the flash drive to an Ubuntu system. When I move the drive back to my windows system the file(s) are still ...
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Problem with referencing a drive with spaces in its label

the problem... My external HDD on a USB port is listed as device /dev/sdc with partition 1 of that drive /dev/sdc1 mounted on /media/mark/Seagate Expansion Drive. The problem is the spaces, I can't ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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Why isn't my usb ubuntu boot working on my Asus k53e laptop

I currently have windows7 and want to be able to dual boot on my laptop. I followed the directions given to make a dual boot flash drive and it worked on my desktop computer, but when I try to use it ...
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Executing C programs from HDD or PenDrive [duplicate]

So lately I've been in C programming. On trial and Error and Basis I tried Compiling(GCC) and Executing(./a.out) from my Windows' partition and Pen-drive i.e. precisely I tried executing on NTFS and ...
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i can't format a sandisk usb drive, read only mode [closed]

i can't format a sandisk 32gb flash drive. both windows and ubuntu. it says write protected in windows or read-only in ubuntu. tried both gpart and disk utility., tried diskpart, fdisk.
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 with mac os Yosemite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot on mac Yosemite. I installed refind, I created a bootable pendrive with Universal USB Installer. After running Ubuntu from menu refind, a black ...
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Is there any way to turn off a USB HDD manually?

I have a USB-powered external HDD connected to my DELL laptop. Some times, after clicking on "Safely remove" item in pop-up menu of its icon in side bar, the drive is un-mounted and is removed from ...
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16GB pen drive showing 2MB space after formatting on windows 7

I burned Ubuntu 14.04 image on 16GB pen drive on laptop having ubuntu. Now when I inserted this pen drive it showed 2MB free space without recognising any other space. I formatted pen drive on ...
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Ubuntu is not booting from my pen drive

I have a 4GB pendrive. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 into it. But, ubuntu is not booting from it. Whenever I try to boot from it, only a black screen is up. May be the bootloader is keep on searching ...
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Clone desktop ubuntu on a pendrive to run on another machine

i would like to clone my desktop ubuntu onto a pendrive that could be installed onto another machine with all my settings and files. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Copying data from External hard disk to thumb drive

I tried copying some movies from my HDD (of 1 TB) to my pendrive so I could go play it somewhere else. The problem is that it starts the copy file operation , and after nearing completion, it just ...
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recover flash drive (no need to recover files)

I was writing a file of 4GB on my flash drive. The process made the whole system slow so I restarted system and found that the drive works no longer. I Don't need to recover it's contents I only want ...
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Installation failed ! Exit code: 512 when attempting to create WINDOWS 7 USB Boot DIsk

I have read all the "code 512" threads and followed each suggestion to the letter with no success. Nothing changes after each attempt, I still get the following despite having tried all the ...
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Creating a bootable usb that runs mainly off of ram, but saves files and applications to the same usb [duplicate]

I am completely new to ubuntu, and I created a live usb with ubuntu 14.10. I booted up to the usb, but it was soo slow compared to using the test version of ubuntu. How can I get my live usb to run ...
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Mount Flashdrive: Not Authorized to perform operation

At first this issue seemed to be related solely to usb's. When I insert a USB i get "Unable to mount xGb volume Not Authorized to perform operation" Previously it would prompt for root password to ...
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Could not mount pendrive on ubuntu 14.04 while windows normally load it

This error occurs when we want to open pendrive on Ubuntu 14.04. Full error: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-General_USB_Flash_"' exited with non-zero ...
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Cannot mount or recognize usb flash drive ubuntu 14.04

I am having trouble mounting my 16GB usb3.0 flash drive both on windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04. Device doesn't show on fdisk or when I run lsusb. This is what I get when I run dmesg after pluging it ...
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How do I make a bootable usb drive for ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I make a bootable usb drive from the .iso file? Using windows 7 on a lenovo x140e.
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Install and boot Linux mint from 64g usb? [closed]

How I could install and boot Linux mint (i know this is an Ubuntu forum but i might not use Linux mint i might change to Ubuntu 14.04) from a 64g USB? Here are some follow up questions: Is that ...
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USB pen drives not mounting after upgrading to 14.04

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS I can't use USB pen drives. Before in 12.04 when I inserted a drive into one of the ports it appeared on the Dolphin and I could access the contents. Now ...
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Install programs to SD card or Flash Drive on a Chromebook with Crouton?

I have a chromebook that is using Crouton to run Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the fact that it is a chromebook means that I have only 8 or so GB of space after installing ubuntu. So, I ordered a 64GB SD ...
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Unable to format pen drive

These are the errors i am facing. I have tried gparted and disks. Gparted error: Input/output error during write on /dev/sdc Error formatting volume Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs ...
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Is It Possible to Create a Bootable Ubuntu Install Within Chrubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Chrubuntu on my C720 Chromebook, but want to create a bootable Linux USB key. The problem is that I can't seem to do this from within Ubuntu once I've loaded it and obviously can't ...
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Install Ubuntu onto USB stick? (Not installer?) [duplicate]

I'm a total newbie, so sorry if this is a stupid question. I was wondering if I could make a version of Ubuntu I could run straight from the USB stick. Not like the installer, but I'd plug it in and ...
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Conflict between uvcvideo and usb ports drivers

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 32 bits on my laptop, but I have a problem, suddenly my webcam stopped working and my usb port are slow to recognize my pendrive. How can I fix it? Thanks for your help.
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USB data transfer from phone

I have connected my phone (Alcatel OT-606A Sparq) to my computer (running Ubuntu 14.04) using an USB data cable. I can see it using the command "lsusb" (it shows up as 0e8d:0002 MediaTek Inc.), but I ...
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Multiple problems: Wine Counter Strike freezes AND Transfer of big files stucks when transferred to PEN DRIVE

I have been coming through some problems since many days, 1) When I play counter strike, and if I press the UP or DOWN key of VOLUME, the game hangs. It freezes. The music in the background still ...
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“Impossible” to install Ralink rt5370 driver on Xubuntu 14.10

I really need help to install this driver on Xubuntu 14.10. I have followed many threads on that but I couldn't get my WiFi USB network dongle (elmak SAVIO CL-63) which came with a CD-ROM containing ...
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dd: Operation not supported (on unmounted, but not ejected drive)

I have looked through the other questions here on AU, and none of them seem to help me deal with this particular problem, so I am starting a new question. For some context, all I am trying to do is ...
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Utopic cannot detect the second HDD in a USB docking station

I have connected a double-HDD USB 3.0 docking station to a freshly installed and updated Ubuntu 14.10 box. However, Ubuntu is able to detect only the first one of two HDDs plugged into the dock (as ...
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USB not detected on 12.04

I am a new user using ubuntu 12.04. When I put my STRONTIUM pen drive in laptop it is not detected by my laptop. So how can I resolve this problem?
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How can I automatically copy the content of a usb (flash) drive to another directory?

I want to program my Ubuntu in such a way that it automatically copies the content of USB flash drive to a defined folder in my home directory. I would like this to be done automatically when any ...
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Running ubuntu from USB hard drive in Macosx?

I have a macbook pro, just bought western digital externall 500gb hard drive connects through usb. i want to run ubuntu linux from my usb hard drive, as i have no disk space in my Macbook. Is this ...
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Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:ERROR: upcase table is not found

I have an usb stick on which I do recordings from my TV. It started to not get recognized and after running several commands trying to fix it i think i messed it up. So I tried to format it in ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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I switched from Windows to Ubuntu, now I would like Windows back, help? [closed]

I changed from Windows to Ubuntu a couple months ago, and would now like to change back to Windows, however, I am having an issue booting my Windows recovery USB drive. How do I boot this drive so ...
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too much time to copy to pendrive

It's taking too much to copy a file to usb pendrive. currently i'm using ubuntu 14.10 64bit and i faced the same problem in 14.04. and one of my friend told he's also having same problem in 12.04 ...
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Grub starts on bootup on USB Flash Drive

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a 64gb USB Flash drive so I have my desktop and apps wherever I go. (3 partitions, swap, boot and home) I've set up a netbook to boot to USB drive but instead of booting ...
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Problems on deleting a partition from USB key and format it in fat32? [duplicate]

I would like to completely wipe out the USB key and format it in fat32, but I am having troubles... I needed Windows 7, so in Ubuntu 14.04 I installed WinUSB program and installed Windows iso image ...
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Unable to Format USB Drive

I have a 4.1 GB USB drive that has become unusable now. It previously had a Live version of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I tried formatting it a couple of times through different techniques on GParted and the ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS support safe remove USB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I know that windows has a feature that allows you to remove your USB flash drive without having to go to the drive, right click and choosing safely remove. This prevents you from ...
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Can I mount two USB3 'flash' thumb-drives in a RAID configuration?

I am asking before I buy... I am getting a new Chromebook to run Ubuntu on. For storage I would like to use the two USB ports with a thumb-drive in each (I don't plan on using any other USB doodads). ...
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How to install Ubuntu from USB when not in Ubuntu/Windows already? [duplicate]

What is the procedure to "copy" the Ubuntu ISO image on a USB stick if I don't have Windows or Ubuntu already installed? I have neither. But I do have "dd", "fdisk" and other common tools I used to ...
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How do I increase the total size of my storage devices? [closed]

So, I've noticed several things about devices I've seen in person. I have a Western Digital My Book 3TB External Drive Plugged into my PC that I bought from one store because it was on sale and I ...
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can anyone help me with my usb drive?

It shows up in disks, but I can't format it. this is what i got when i type lsusb in a terminal: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:c336 Suyin Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
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Stop asking for authentication to mount USB stick

My Ubuntu 14.04 is asking for my password to mount or unmount an USB stick. How can I change it, so that the mount is automatic and no password input is required ? This is about mounting arbitrary ...
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Startup Disk Creator not letting me create a startup disk?

I'm trying to make a home server, and apparently, the type of server OS I'm wanting to run it on only work's with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the .iso and I have my WD Pen Drive (500GB) plugged in, ...
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ubuntu install failed I've tried a few things but get nothing or errors

Initially I was installing Debian with a USB stick and that failed to install. It gets to the install program then insists on using a CD but the install data is on the USB stick. That was earlier... ...
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Disable-enable USB-ports in ubuntu 12.04

my OS is ubuntu 12.04 (3.2.0-57-generic) I want to know like window how can we disable usb ports in ubuntu,i found some command like : echo "port id" |sudo tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usb/unbind ...