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Slow file transfer issue with usb storage

Im using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS , the problem happens when i try to copy files from my HDD to Pendrive . Transmission slows down in the very last time and stuck for few minutes which is very annoying ! Can ...
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How stable/efficient is booting from a USB Stick?

I would like to not only install an Ubuntu edition from a USB, but keep the OS on the USB drive all the time. The idea is to have my private OS on my work laptop. This OS will be run only on this very ...
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Simple, plug-and-play live USB instalation , step-by-step? [closed]

I need a simple and secure way to generate a pendrive for Stable Debian, https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/index.en.html#write-usb (FAQ confuse, it is not only a cp command) but how to do ...
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How to know which sdb is a USB pendrive?

I wrote a script which formats USB pendrive and place media on it. It helps people in a library getting a bunch of HTML and media on it to browse historical data (official version). All my script do ...
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How to install Ubuntu so that my trackpad works?

I currently have windows 10, I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual-boot back when i had windows 8.1 and the track pad did not work so now I have windows 10 and just 10 minutes ago i tried ...
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how to add some space for a specific DIR with a USB key

I have a /home/Completed dir. For some reasons, I can not move this directory. Now my system is quite full. So, I would like to grant some space to the /home/Completed directory from a usb key. Is it ...
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please help! how do I make a bootable usb pen drive to install my windows 10 iso on 15.04?

How do I make a bootable usb pen drive to install my windows 10 iso on 15.04? I'd like detailed instructions with commands and or possibly a link.
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Bootable USB for Windows and Linux Installation [duplicate]

I just got a new 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I want to be able to install the various flavors of Windows and Ubuntu from that flash drive. The Windows USB Tool only installs the different versions ...
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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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Verbatim flash drive not visible

It worked fine few days back but now its not visible. When I ran dmesg I got this(cropped some o/p as limit exceeded): [12756.483126] 0000000000000009 ffff88015f203da8 ffffffff81723700 ...
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usb formatting error

i tried formating my usb using disks and say Error formatting volume Error creating file system: Command-line `mkfs.vfat -I -n "sara" "/dev/sdc"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: ...
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Why writing speed is not high as reading speed in usb 3?

I have attached the benchmark test finding for my new computer. The test is for USB 3, and in the result the writing speed is only 23.8 Mb/s but the reading speed is ok as expected for usb 3. Can any ...
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Ubuntu doesn't automatically mount USB flash drive

I bought a 32GB USB flash drive from Woolworths. But Ubuntu doesn't "see" it. The USB flash drive icon doesn't appear on the Launcher (as is the case with every other type of removable storage), and ...
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how to send uart pakage and read them on Ubuntu terminal (CH340G USB to Serial)

i have CH340G i dont know if it need to get driver or not i connect it to a PIC micro controller which sent bytes via UART RX TX to the USB to serial CH340G ,so does any one has idea about how to ...
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I can't trust USB pendrive finished copy in Ubuntu 1404

How can I really know that Ubuntu 14.04 finished copying in my USB pendrive that does not have an activity led? For example, I connect it to the USB 3 port (pendrive is USB 3) then it shows like it ...
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Unable to copy folder to usb when in recovery mode - “Read only file system”

I want to copy the folders in documents in usb but I cant open my terminal I tried this code cp -R /home/topher/Documents /mnt/ but it says cp: cannot creat directory /mnt/Documents : read only ...
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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 [closed]

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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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 ...