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How to properly copy files from hard drive to USB flash drive in tty4 terminal?

How to properly copy files from hard drive to USB flash drive in tty4 terminal?(mount, copy, unmount, exit, etc) P.S.Can no exit from tty4 terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F7 command, only with Alt+SysRq+B(...
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USB is not detected - device not accepting address

lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus ...
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How to download full ubuntu on usb flash drive and allow it to dual boot off of windows pc

Currently I have a linux live usb for Ubuntu but I do NOT want to replace windows on my pc and I also do NOT want to partion my built in drive in case some problem occurs. So I would like to know how ...
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External Hard Drive Wont Run/Can't Access?- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [closed]

So I'm a complete new pc "noob" and have hit the ground running in regards to gaining knowledge in ALL facets of OS and Computers in general. I have Just recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS :), and ...
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How to Resolve the problem of read only pendrive in Ubuntu 14.04 lts

I encountered a problem when copying something to a drive. The system is telling me: Read-only file system. I tries some basic solutions but could not resolve my problem. I just used following ...
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usb flash drive is not mounting: “no such file or directory”

My flash drive is initially recognized on Ubuntu. However, it does not mount and, after a while, Ubuntu tells me that there was an error because it could not find the directory of the flash drive ("no ...
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Lubuntu 16.04. VM Box. USB (Pendrive and mouse issues)

Problem USB doesn't appear in Lubuntu 16.04 guest in VMBox Background: VM BOX ver 5. Installed VM extensions. Installed 32 bit Lubuntu 16.04 Installed virtual box DKMS additions in the Lubuntu. ...
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lsusb finds flash drive, fdisk doesn't

I have a Kingston 64gb USB flashdrive that isn't working. When I use the command lsusb I get the following: ' Bus 002 Device 021: ID 0951:1665 Kingston Technology Digital DataTraveler SE9 64GB So ...
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Automount USB drive as /media/USERNAME/LABEL

Quick summary: How can I arrange for USB FAT32 thumb drives to be auto-mounted as /media/USER/LABEL, with non-root read/write permissions? (There are a lot of questions here about automounting USB ...
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Copy file from /home/Download to flash drive: terminal works, GUI failed

When I tried to copy a file from /home/Download to a flash drive, it says Error while copying to “Tony” and The destination is read-only. And then I tried the command tony@tony-computer:~...
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USB flash drive stuck in RO after DDing ISO

[Mods, please don't close this! (Has 3 close votes) As a matter of fact, somebody else had posted an almost identical question a while ago!] After I used dd to make a USB drive from an Ubuntu ISO, I ...
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Fixing a Windows 10 BCD error from Ubuntu 14.04

I'm kind of new to Linux though I've been using it for a while now, but I'm in a very weird position at the moment. I have a new PC with no OS on it whatsoever, I managed to create an Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu test installation fails to start [duplicate]

I am a novice in Ubuntu. I just tried to test Ubuntu on a PC with working Windows 10 installed. Nividia graphic card 960. I built a USB stick with Universal-usb-installer and Ubuntu 16.04 desktop. ...
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Disable external hard disk auto-open/autoplay at every startup!

I've already run this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false and uncheck automount & automount-open in dconf-editor but problem remain. Edit: I run Ubuntu-Mate 16....
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Decreasing the amount of space Ubuntu takes up on a flash drive

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a flash drive; I ended up successful in doing so, however, I was wondering if I could decrease the amount of space that Ubuntu takes up, since I only seem to have 3.1 ...
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Repairing Flash Drive that wasn't ejected with I/O errors?

I was dumb and didn't eject my flash drive, now it won't show up in mount, can't be manually mounted, dd just hangs when trying to zero it out, and I get I/O errors when trying to format it. I know ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 login problem [duplicate]

I have problems with the startup from a USB flash. It asks for a login and a password and I don't know the login or password can anyone help? It writes ubuntu 16.04 LTS ubuntu tty1 in a prompt.
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Thumb drive doesn't distinguish case in file names on Lubuntu

Using SanDisk ExtremePro 128GB usb3.0 thumb drive to copy files between Lubuntu 13.10 systems, also sometimes from Mac or PCs. Formatting is standard off-the-shelf, I believe, although I did run a ...
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How to install 16.04 with /home folder on separate USB flash drive to limit writes to new SSD

So I got a new SSD, and I'm reading that among other configurations it's advised to have your /home folder on a separate drive to reduce writes to an SSD. I tried this during install, selecting "...
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Pendrive not detected in ubuntu 16.04

My sandisk pendrive when plugged in turns up in disk utility application but is not detected in ubuntu home.I used this pendrive to install ubuntu in my computer.After that,it is not detected by ...
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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 Server from USB drive?

I'm looking to create a folder of ISO files on the my USB drive & access them via the GRUB menu for installation on various machines. So far, the Desktop editions of Ubuntu have booted ...
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Unreadable devices

I have two flash drives that I have erased using Startup Disk Creator in Ubuntu, to make them as bootable devices. Unfortunately they have been cracked and I can not use them at all. My laptop can't ...
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LiveUSB creator that works on 14.04

I want to create another LiveUSB of Lubuntu 15.10 or higher with a LiveUSB creator on a Lubuntu 14.04 LiveUSB. Last time I checked, 14.04-14.10 doesn't work AT ALL. It creates the disk and the disk ...
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File transfer from oneplus X to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I cannot transfer files from my oneplus X (oxygen based android 5.1.1) to my laptop (ubuntu 14.04). Using MTP, only shows drivers, and using PTP, can only transfer camera photos. How to transfer all ...
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USB set to write protect mode

I used the dd command to burn a bootable Ubuntu distro (ISO file) to my USB. Now the entire drive is completely "read only". It's impossible to modify it! I tried switching to root and executed ...
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How to install Lubuntu to an external USB drive as part of a dual boot?

I have an external USB drive that I currently have Windows 10 installed on. I used the tool WinToUSB to install Windows 10 on that drive. Windows runs directly from the drive. It's a portable ...
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Ubuntu behind the scenes

I am just curious about what Ubuntu is doing behind the scenes after I type a command in the terminal and it takes a long time to complete the requested action. In my case here now, I typed the ...
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Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
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How can I easily cd into a flash drive from cli?

Right now I am accessing all of my files from my native directories. However, I want to also use a flash drive for extra storage. In that case, what would my terminal command be to access my flash ...
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My computer won't boot after trying to mount a Flash drive

I'm a beginner, I'v just installed ubuntu on my computer The problem is that I plugged my flash drive but nothing happened and it didn't appear in the launcher, I read online and then found that I ...
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How do I mount and open flash drive

I cannot open USB drives I have two USB drives, and when I insert them they show up as contents :ISO 9660 (version Joliet Extension) — Not Mounted` and contents: FAT (32-bit version) — Not ...
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How do I boot the Ubuntu OS istalled on a 32GB USB drive?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 OS on a 32GB pendrive. But when I tried to boot from the USB drive, it goes into grub rescue mode. I am not talking about creating a bootable pendrive. I installed the Ubuntu ...
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Sandisk Cruzer Blade not detected and can't be formatted

My sandisk cruzer blade is not write protected and it is not mounted in ubuntu. I can't even format it using Disks utility in ubuntu. dmesg | tail info: rishi@rishi:~$ dmesg | tail [192006.789212] sd ...
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Why is it that I am unable to format my pendrive in exfat using gparted? [duplicate]

When I go to Gparted and try to format my pendrive to exfat,the option is greyed out and I am not able to select it however I can choose other file systems such as ext4,ntfs,etc. Why is that ?
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ubuntu 16.4 USB Port

I installed ubuntu on a windows computer and I keep getting an error on startup that it can't read one of my USB ports. I had the same problem in windows 7 but I went into device manager and disabled ...
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LG External CD/DVD Drive not recognized 16.04

I recently upgraded to 16.04 and cannot get Ubuntu to recognize my external cd/dvd drive. It powers up, opens and closes with no problems, but does not mount. The output for sudo lshw -short is ...
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My USB 3.0 Card Is Having issues

On Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, my PCI-E USB 3.0 Card used to work until I either installed Wine (Windows Program Emulator) or Light DM Login Chromium OS 1.0 (lightdm-login-chromiumos) and then I was going ...
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USB Pen not identified

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I have a SanDisk Extreme 64GB drive which is not recognized by the system. lsusb command list the drive. but fdisk does not show it. Also no dev/sd* could be found
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Why Evince is not generating thumbnails for .ai files in CDs or Pendrives?

Recently, I discover that Evince (Ubuntu Document Viewer) could display Adobe Ilustrator files from old Clipart CDs (version 3 or less) After appending these mime types: application/illustrator;image/...
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External drive mounts only as root

I'm having trouble with a USB drive. It used to automount just fine but for some reason those good old days are over. Not only does it not automount but mounting it as a regular user from Nautilus or ...
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I can't format the usb flash memory stick

Hello guys I have a big problem here!! I tried everything and I can't format this usb. Please help me! I try to format with gparted and disks and with gparted I receive those errors: Partition(s) 1 ...
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How to know if a pendrive can be safety removed?

Imagine that you copy a large file to a pendrive, and then you press the USB release button in nautilus. A warning window appears telling not to release the USB because data is being written. This ...
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Can't unmount USB drive

If i try unmount usb drive i see this error. Error unmounting /dev/sdb1: Command-line `umount "/media/michal/MUZA"' exited with non-zero exit status 32 umount: /media/michal/MUZA: not mounted
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Disable automount for one particular drive

I know how to disable automount for all drives. But I want to disable automount for one particular drive only. How to do this? Version: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
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Login problems IRONKEY d250 enterprise Ubuntu 14.04

I have a IRONKEY d250 enterprise device and want to use it on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I have followed all the procedures in the linux folder, but when I run the ironkey execution file I get the ...
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Usb drive clone

I want to clone my "security" usb-stick with a encrypted partition on it. The model is "Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0" But unfortunatelly my ubuntu doesn't recognize it correctly. I see it ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Acer Cloudbook 11

First question, all: Based on this thread, I tried installing Kubuntu on an Acer Cloudbook 11: Ubuntu installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 However, the granularity of the instructions is quite ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows with one USB flash drive

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows installation. My laptop has no CD drive, and I have only one USB flash stick, which is 32GB. In all installation tutorials I've seen, it is highly ...
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Creating A Bootable Partition On USB Drive

Hi have a USB drive with data already on it. Its 64Gb so unfortunately, Im not able to move/ transfer it easily. Is there a way to make a new partition on the USB disk and make that new partition, ...