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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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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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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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Usb flashdrive problem

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04 (came from windows xp) First I could write files to a flashdrive. Now it says I don't have permission. I'm not a terminal man (yet) What did i do wrong and how can I solve ...
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How do I get my pendrive to work again

I had a FAT32 formatted usb drive, which when opened in ubuntu displayed a folder named "System Volume Information". I deleted this folder and then I was unable to open the Pendrive using nautillus. ...
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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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Installation of Ubuntu from USB-Flash-Drive

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu onto a 'non-pae computer'. All goes well until I reach the Download installer components. After that step the screen clears with a violet-blank screen with one white ...
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INSTALLING UBUNTU 12.04 fro already downloaded file (installing with pendrive) [duplicate]

I have got this file downloaded: "ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64" I have a 64 bit OS and want to install ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside win 7 (which I already ahve on the PC) I have a Pendrive. how do ...
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Specific Encryption problem: use encrypted media on a system without root access

I have a specific problem related to encryption, and I need some help: I have an external drive, on which I store data on which I work, i.e. I need applications to be able to access those data; I am ...
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same files show different modified dates when accessed by different computers running ubuntu 12.04

I have several USB drives connected to my 3 computers, all of which run Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The USB drives are connected some to my primary system, some to the second, and some to the third, ...
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Problem while coping files in USB drive [duplicate]

I've a USB 2.0 drive. Today while I coping some media files in the pendrive, I found that It stucked in middle. I'd wait for half an hour, it remains unchanged! I thought that this is may be problem ...
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Mounting usb-drive via virtual box [duplicate]

Recently I've installed virtual box and installed windows 8 on it on my ubuntu 12.04. The problem is when I insert usb drive, ubuntu can recognize it, but virtual box (windows 8) cann't! What can I do ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB drive fails with message `kernel panic not syncing`

I'm trying to run Ubuntu from a USB drive. When I boot the computer, I get a bunch of messages. The last message is something like kernel panic not syncing attempted to kill init booting I am ...
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4answers
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How to scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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2answers
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force format an encrypted/read only memory card

I had 1 GB memory card which I was using with my blackberry mobile. I suppose it was encrypted and read only. When is insert the memory card it shows the following file in it 9棥z.C6 pretty weird ...
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2answers
135 views

Bootable Flash Drive Ubuntu Install

Just to ask if the method shown here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Allows a computer to be installed with 64-bit Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu on one of my ...
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1answer
59 views

Problems Re-installing ubuntu

I previously uninstalled the operating system "Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit", and now it is not available to boot from. I am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit" and I am having quite a hassle doing so. I ...
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Failed to attach the USB device - SKYMEDI USB drive

I try to attach a USB drive in a virtual box Ubuntu 12.04. I select Devices from the menu and then USB devices. I select the USB drive. Error Message Failed to attach the USB device SKYMEDI USB ...
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best Linux distro to install on an usb Flash (full installation) [closed]

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 in my usb Flash ( 8 Go) it seems too slow so what is best Linux distro to install on an usb Flash (full installation) ? :)
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Install Windows 7 on a usb drive using Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to Install Windows 7 Home Premium on an external SSD. I found some tools and a guide which I successfully ran on a Windows machine. This WAIK tools include ...
2
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3answers
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How do I install apache, php, and mysql on a usb flash drive in ubuntu?

How do I install apache, php, and mysql on a usb flash drive in ubuntu? I know you can do it on windows, but I'd like to be able to run it from a linux operating system.
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Reinstalling Ubuntu with USB pendrive

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, switched from win7 2 days ago. I installed 12.04 LTS and it got upgraded to 13.04 after I did don't know what. Anyway that isn't a problem, however, I installed some packages ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 takes too long to mount usb 3.0 ntfs hard drive

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04.2 kernel 3.5.0-39 to 12.04.3 kernel 3.8.0-29 (raring kernel). Here is the problem: when I connect the usb 3.0 NTFS hard drive to my system, it takes about 5-7 min ...
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1answer
799 views

Format USB drive using mformat? [duplicate]

I have tried many different things to try to format my USB drive, but none of them work... how might I do this using the mformat commands? thanks!
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1answer
1k views

Enabling superspeed for USB3 ports?

Hi I recently bought an USB3 external hdd. To my surprise when transferring files from my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04 installed) to this hdd (connected to a USB3 port using an USB3 cable), the speed is ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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Can not boot 12.04LTS from USB HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an external USB HDD, and put the bootloader onto the same drive. This is so I can interrupt the boot sequence on the PC and force the system to boot from the ...
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1answer
81 views

Version 12.04.2 crashed when booted from a USB

I've been trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 on my new bespoke computer. I don't have a HDD as i am saving for a decent one and have been trying to run Linux of off a USB boot disc. I can load up on the "Try ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind

I recently built a computer, then installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Desktop, AMD64)using the Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.com. When it was first installed, the Unity bar (at the left) was ...
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How to install AR5523 chipset wifi in Ubuntu 12.04?

My usb wifi device is OvisLink Evo-W108USB lsusb Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0cf3:0002 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware) I tried to install rpm from manufactured after convert to .deb ...
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USB external drive not opened any more

I'm having a problem to access an external usb hard drive in Ubuntu 12.04. I had been succesfully using this HD both at work and home in my two Ubuntu 12.04 computers. I had to add the following line ...
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1answer
90 views

How to set up a new user with admin rights on a USB Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

I have successfully installed 12.04 LTS on a USB stick with persistence and it is working well. I have even managed to add Flash player and get wifi working. I would like to password protect the ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu can't see my Android phone!

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to connect my Samsung galaxy Gio (Model # GT-S5660M) with Android 2.3.4 (GINGERBREAD_MR1). When I plug my phone in,via USB, it will charge, however Ubuntu will not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't mount Samsung SE-218BB

I can't seem to mount the drive even though Samsung advertises it as being Linux compatible when switching it over to AV mode (by ejecting the tray and holding the eject button until the LED comes on) ...
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1answer
254 views

My MacBook Pro does not show Ubuntu USB while holding Alt/Option Key

I'm unable to see my newly created 12.04 in the list after holding alt/option when restarting my MacBook Pro
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2answers
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How do I mount an encrypted /home directory on another Ubuntu machine?

I've done something a bit, well, strange. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 directly onto a USB thumb stick, encrypting the /home directory as given the option during the install. The filesystem is btrfs, I ...
2
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1answer
198 views

Having trouble booting ubuntu 12.04 desktop from usb in windows 7

I have written the image onto my usb drive. Everything went through, however once i restart my pc, it wont read the disk. Do i need to open safemode to boot? Or should I reformat the drive and rewrite ...
2
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1answer
2k views

USB Device first mounted as root, then by user

When I connect my Kindle, it shows up as an usb0 media, which I can read but not write (owner = root). However, if I do sudo umount /media/usb0, usb0 gets unmounted and a Kindle media gets mounted ...
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Cannot Create Bootable USB Drive from .iso file

I've tried formatting the flash drive as FAT as well as Mac OS journaled through diskutility but still cannot successfully create a bootable drive. I'm following the directions here exactly: ...
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1answer
61 views

Booting from USB and mounting a HDD is resulting in strange partitions

I just built a new HTPC and to keep costs down I decided to use a USB 3.0 thumb drive as my boot drive. I had got most things running pretty smoothly and my next task was to mount a 2TB storage drive ...
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0answers
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USB NTFS pen drive and hard drive not working after plugging them into Ubuntu

I connected a USB key (NTFS formatted) with data in it, on 12.04, after I disconnected it, I was no longer able to access the USB key neither from Windows nor from Ubuntu. The system asks me to format ...
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1answer
196 views

USB Pendrive doesn't work

I have a Kingston 8GB pendrive, earlier when I connected it to Ubuntu, it was identified by the system. But now when I connect it to Ubuntu the drive isn't identified any longer. Please help me to ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Unstable after moving headless server from usb-hdd to usb pendrive

Ubuntu server 12.04.1 running from usb-hdd is rock solid for months. After copying the partitions to a Kingston usb pendrive the system will only run for 3-4 days before some services fail. Is ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Pen drive cannot be mounted

I get the following message when I insert my pen drive to USB port. I am unable to format it as well. (This pen drive earlier used as a bootable drive for Ubuntu 12.04) I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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3answers
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How to edit label of USB drive?

How to edit label of USB drive easily without formatting it? I tried right clicking the device and go to the properties but cannot find anything to edit.
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2answers
5k views

12.04 doesn't recognize pendrive

I have new pendrive which I've used few hours ago. Now my Ubuntu (12.04) doesn't recognize it. USB ports are right because other devices plugged to them works. When I check lsusb, it returns: Bus 001 ...
3
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6answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on pendrive

I've got a problem with installing Ubuntu on Pendrive. Steps I made: Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site. Burn it on DVD. Run PC from the DVD (pendrive is plugged in). Followed instruction on the ...
3
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1answer
422 views

Is there another way to verify Ubuntu 12.04 settings for Flash Drive handling than System Settings?

I have two identical Acer tablet Netbooks with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed, and being new to Ubuntu, I have tried hard to keep their settings in sync, so I know better through changes if the system ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu doesn't copy video files to Sandisk USB Flash drive

I recently purchased a new SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32 Gigabyte flash drive. I tried to put movies on the flash drive, and it seems to work, but when I plugged it into the PS3, the video files did not ...
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Accessing DVD or USB drive [closed]

When I insert a DVD or USB drive into the computer it does not open. Are there additional drivers that I need to install? I know the USB drive is working because I installed Ubuntu using it.