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USB to SATA cable adapter not recognizing hard drive

I have a hard drive with Linux Mint installed that I recently rescued from a dying computer and have been using a USB to SATA adapter that comes with an external power adapter to try to get some data ...
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Ubuntu server in Vbox hangs when adding a line to fstab to mount a USB Drobo for owncloud

The basics: Hardware running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Kubuntu) w/ 6Gigs ram in old Optiplex 760 SFF. Drobo 4 USB2.0 w/8Tbs VBox 4.3.14 r95030 I have managed to get Ubuntu server 32bit running in Vbox for ...
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Reading from USB Drives is extremely slow in ubuntu 12.04

Reading/ Copying files from external USB drives is extremely slow on my laptop - less than 50 kbps. I have tried with multiple pen drives, and an external hard-drive. I know that there's no problem in ...
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Force format USB

Maybe you can help me but I'm becoming very doubtful. But I have a Verbatim flash drive (third Verbatim flash drive to do this to be exact and one sandisk all the same problem over the past year) But ...
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Files not correctly copying

When trying to copy files from ubuntu to a partition on the hard drive or external hard drives the copy dialog finishes almost instantly. When the files are looked at via windows the files are empty. ...
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Dell vostro 2520 3rd gen PDC factory set bootable pendrive creation

I have Dell vostro 2520 Intel 3rd gen Pentium dual core laptop. I want to create a bootable pendrive along with my factory default driver files. In internet I can find the ubuntu OS 12.04, but not the ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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Why can't I mount a USB device in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I try to mount a USB storage device, I receive an error stating that I am not authorized to perform the operation. I've added myself to the fuse and plugdev user groups to no avail.
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USB thumb drive - why does file transfer speed vary so much?

The thumb drive is FAT32. I often transfer files from the thumb drive to an internal HDD (Ext4). Sometimes, the files are transferred at about 15MB/s. Sometimes, the files are transferred at about ...
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how to mount Samsung s5 on Ubuntu

How can I mount Samsung S5 on Ubuntu. File transfer to device is fine, but from device to ubuntu reads error
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dd command not working properly in ubuntu 14.04

I have been using dd command to write an image file to my USB drive. After installing Ubuntu 14.04, the image is not getting written properly. The same image, which was written using another machine ...
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USB to IDE/SATA adapter: see partitions under WinXP but not under ubuntu

I want to learn CAINE. So I took an old IDE HDD, connected external power and a Logitech USB to SATA/PATA adapter, and booted to ubuntu-based live-dvd CAINE. No usb storage was found. To test the ...
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Problem to login after fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 Server version

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 sever version properly and removed the pendrive when it was told to remove. But it does not shows up grub entry when system reboots. Windows startups directly. It only ...
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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Usb3.0 udev events lag in 14.04

I have an application running on ubuntu 14.04(on an intel nuc) which responds to udev events. I have found using udeavadm monitor that there are lengthy lags in the events being sent. For instance if ...
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installing the boot loader in a seperate pendrive

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 desktop in a PC in which there is two hard drives 1TB and other is 80GB Windows 7 is Installed in the 1TB HD so i am not going to touch it and install ubuntu in the 80Gb ...
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Mount Sandisk Cruzer 2.0

I recently bought a Sandisk Cruzer Force USB flash drive, and my problem is that I am unable to mount it. In fact am new to Ubuntu and I really don't know how to mount a USB drive on Linux. At present ...
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How to plug out usb-device if it opened in window (in KDE)?

If window shows content of the usb-device then device can't be retrieved, the system tells that device is used. In other graphic environments you can freely plug out the device, even if you currently ...
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Unable to correctly format and boot certain USB drives

I've just bought a small laptop, with no optical drive at all, and I would like to install an OS (in this case Crunchbang) on it. I couldn't have been create a bootable drive, on my Ubuntu desktop, ...
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Make USB key with encrypted Ubuntu install bootable using GParted?

I forgot to make my USB key bootable when I was installing Ubuntu to it. BIOS doesn't pick it up but grub on the SSD does. Now when I start a live session and try to make it bootable with GParted the ...
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install ubuntu on a hardware AES encrypted flash drive

I couldn't find the answer to my question after hours of search. I hope someone can help me out. I would like to install ubuntu on a flash drive. I followed to standard instructions for installing ...
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FAT32 formatting

I just took a dive into the Ubuntu world jumping from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. I must say that I am impressed, I do like it a lot. However, I just ran into an unexpected problem; I have an LG DVD ...
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Preventing 'read-only' error in USB pen drive

I work extensively on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu and use a USB pen drive to transfer data, Python files, etc. between these OSs. Recently my USB pen drive has been giving me 'read-only' errors such as ...
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How to fix USB pendrive

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and my friend gave me a pendrive to repair. When I use GParted it doesn't work, so I went to the information section and then it said this: warning unable to detect file ...
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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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Quick format of USB drive or external HDD

I remember that in order versions of Ubuntu, there was a GUI option for Quick Format of flash drive. I am looking for a GUI app to format USB drive with one-click. A simple app to take care of ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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Unable to change permissions for group on USB drives

I have newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 for a media server. My problem is that I have all the media on external USB drives. The drives are write/readable by the user & Files explorer but Plex Media ...
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How to remove Read-Only system files(Seems to Virus Problem)?

I have a PenDrive wich are full of virus, these vírus are .js files, using linux, I can open the pendrive and see in which folders they are. But when I try to remove by pressing DELETE button or via ...
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USB key - folder parameters - changing access rights

There is an MS Windows computer in my lab, which is sadly infected by some strange trojans and viruses. One USB key got into trouble while it was plugged on to the computer. Scanning with an antivirus ...
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USB flash drive not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now my flash drive don't even blink when plugged in! I tested the flash drive on windows PC and it works fin. Tester the usb port on same PC on linux mint (dual ...
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USB drive not recognized Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 16GB Hama usb stick and I'm using it on Ubuntu 14.04. Until yesterday it worked fine, but my Linux crashed and I had to copy some files on it using the low graphics interface. Anyways the ...
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Flashdrive shows up twice in Disk Utility and one is listed as a 1.4 terabyte CD Drive

I have an old 2 gig thumbdrive, and one day I decided to use it to backup my data. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I setup Back In Time to backup to it, but it failed. I tried again, and this time the ...
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Recover Files for Dual Boot HD / files should be good, MB went bad

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu / Win 7 laptop. The motherboard on the laptop died and the hard drive still seems good. I want to plug the HD into another Ubuntu machine and recover both the Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
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Ubuntu: remount troubleshooting

I've got: read-only USB device. I want: Remount it with RW permissions sudo mount -o rw,remount /media/user/MyPassport/ Problem: mount: /media/user/MyPassport not mounted or bad option
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Ubuntu not mounting brand-new external drive

I bought a brand new 3TB external drive for my birthday coming up, It's a WD My Book, it came as NTFS, and I'm trying to make it mount using a simple script on boot. (Not /etc/fstab, I ruined my comp. ...
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How can I have the HOME directory for one user on an external drive?

I want to have the HOME directory of one user on an external drive and the HOME directories of all other users in the usual place.
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable drive ignored during booting up (Eee PC 1000HG)

I am new to this site so hello! I have recently acquired Eee PC 1000HG and would like to use it as my linux machine, it has Ubuntu 13 installed but I want to wipe it and install 14.04. My problem is ...
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How to unmount a USB flash drive (that is shared over SAMBA) without having to turn off SAMBA first?

I have a USB drive that is shared over the network via a SAMBA share. This is because the contents are to be managed by a remote user. Now, there is a local user with physical access to the USB ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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How would I install portable virtual box to a USB drive to run on any Linux (Ubuntu) Host

Looking for info on Google I can only find solutions to do it (install portable virtual box) on a Windows host, but I want it backward, I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual ...
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Cloning a USB stick

make a dd backup of the dm-crypt usb and rest the test the backup I know I can make a copy of a usb stick using the following sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/USB_image and then restore it using ...
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Burning iso to usb in ubuntu on mac hardware [duplicate]

I am trying to "burn" (yes I know thats not the right term) an iso for xubuntu onto my usb pendrive. I am on mac hardware but I have ubuntu installed and I would like to be able to do it without ...
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Incorrect Flash Drive size

My 32gb Corsair Voyager GT flash drive is only showing 100mb total space after formatting. How do I correct this issue and get all 32gbs back?
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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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Pen drive format

i installed UBUNTU 14.04 using my pen drive. the problem is i need my pen drive back with the same storage. is there is any way to do like that please.