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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?

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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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 ...
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how to format read only pendrive

My Pendrive is of read only format No delete file option is enabled I tried GParted the format to option is disabled Kindly give me some effective command line to format my pendrive Thanks in ...
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Toshiba 2800-200 lubuntu installation failure

So I have an old toshiba running win ME, and I want to use it again. I thought I could just install lubuntu with a pen drive. The problem is when I choose the installation mode, it freezes until i ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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Taking lot of time for processing while installing ubuntu alongside windows 8

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows8 from USB pen drive.After creating password (the last step) the window got closed and a circular icon which shows processing is there.. Its been quite ...
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Trying out ubuntu, screen turning white

So since I started working with Linux servers I figured I'll try out Ubuntu on my machine(HP EliteBook i5 m520) as well. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external Hard Drive with Pendrive. Started my ...
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How to use pamusb to ONLY autologin

Is it possible to configure pamusb to only handle the login authentication? Right now all my authentication can be done with an usb stick, which means sudo and other stuff can be run by any random ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't load pendrive

Yesterday, I upgraded my xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Now, when I put in my pendrive to usb - xubuntu does not open it. I see pendrive icon on my desktop, but when I try and open it, I get the error: ...
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USB 3.0 Kingston memory-stick 64Gb not recognized in 3.0 port but working in 2.0 port

Device: Kingston Datatraveler 64 Gb USB 3.0 Ubuntu: 14.04 Laptop: Toshiba Portege Z30 My laptop only has USB 3.0 ports, but I plugged in my friend's laptop (also with Ubuntu 14.04) in a 2.0 port ...
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USB Drive Always has to be Checked Even After 'Proper' Unmount

I have an ADATA UV150 32GB USB flash drive. The problem I have is that even after unmounting it 'properly' (i.e. pressing the eject button), it is always mounted read only when I connect it again. To ...
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Moving /boot to a usb key

How do I move the existing /boot partion of a 14.04 root encrypted installation to a usb key?
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How do I check the integrity of a storage medium (hard disk or flash drive)?

I've run across (personally or by proxy) a bunch of storage media that exhibited physical problems during their life. Hard disks, solid state drives and other flash storage media all fail after some ...
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WinUSB Doesn't detect my flash drive

I need to install Windows for my new computer I just built. WinUSB won't detect my flash drive that is it...
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Connecting phone in mass storage mode

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Rednote phone using USB cable. I would like to connect the phone using mass storage mode to copy big amount of data to the SD card. If followed a tutorial to enable ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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Problem with pendrive

I have problem with my pendrive, I need data which are on it, but...: lsusb (after a few min it wouldn't see it again): Bus 002 Device 023: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 dmesg | grep sd ...
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What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?

What is the command line equivalent of the Nautilus feature called "Safely Remove Drive". Specifically, I am removing a USB flash drive.
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Max device/ USB 3.0 port

I wonder and I have a question: How many active device/ USB 3.0 port? Because: I have a USB hub 1 to 8. I connect it to a USB 3.0 of PC but only 6/8 outputs are active. Connecting USB 2.0 is not ...
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What to do now with the usb installer after I finished installaton?

So I have successfully installed Ububtu alongside my Windows 8.1 so I am not sure what to do with the installation USB stick, can I delete the content and use it back as a normal USB Flash drive or do ...
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USB partly readable , permissions “ None ”

I have an USB inserted of which some files I can read. When I check properties > permissions it shows " None " in last 2 entries. I tried changing it still it goes back to " None ". The USB has 5.3 GB ...
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sharing drives, folders, and files between kububntu and windows running in virtualbox

am running kubuntu as my host and running windows 7 inside virtualbox. so far everthing is running fine, but as yet cant get it to let me share external drives, any folders or files on any of the ...
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How to restore Windows 8.1 boot after installing Ubuntu on flash drive

System: Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1 using secure boot and UEFI. Boot Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8340337/ I installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive using the Live CD version. My goal ...
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USB is not mountable, system doesn't know how

I wanted to mount Windows 8 on USB and it kinda succeded given that moving data "has completed" without errors. The next day, I plug USB in and I get following error. Right after I put USB in the ...
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My usb drive not detected after removing it without unmount

I have written some files to my usb drive, then I removed it from my laptop without un-mounting it (ejecting it) from Nautilus. Now I plugged it in and Ubuntu does not detect it at all. GParted does ...
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Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7

I have a SanDisk 16GB USB drive that is not being detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but is detected by Windows 7. lsusb detects it but sudo fdisk -l or blkid doesn't. Even GParted and Disks don't detect it. ...
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Boot error: stopping system v runlevel compatibility and checking battery state

I'm running OpenFoam froam an ubuntu pendrive. One day it stopped booting with this error message: stopping system v runlevel compatibility. The next times i tried to boot it stucks at "checking ...
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USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting / mount in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows)

My USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows). I tried followings but no any luck. Could any one give an idea to try... I want it with / without current data on ...
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formatting flash drive into a bootable drive

ive downloaded the disk image of ubuntu 14.1 and am now attempting to format my flash drive to be able to transfer the disk image and be able to run it. the problem i have run into is turning the usb ...
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USB 3.0, mSATA, SSD in Enclosure connecting then disconnecting. What is happening?

I have a mSTAT SSD that I have put into a USB 3.0 enclosure and it is not working. When I connect my drive, it will mount but after about a few seconds it will disconnect. Sometimes it will ...
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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. ...