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Copy to Pen Drive - input/output error

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and having the following problem. I thought it might be a problem of my pen drive. But now I realise that it isn't. Because I tried with other pen drives and same problem is ...
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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, and ...
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Portable Installation on ext2 Flash Drive Won't Boot

I've been running Ubuntu from my flash drive for a while now, but due to the frequent read/write feature of the journaling system, it was excessively slow. I read about how it might be this slow ...
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How do I make a read-only file system writable for pendrive

When I am trying to format my pendrive, I'm getting the following error. root@obbu-G41M-Combo:/home/obbu# mkfs.vfat -n 'Ubuntu' -I /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat 3.0.14 (23 Jan 2023) mkfs.vfat: unable to open ...
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Flash drive file system isn't recognized

I recently got this credit/business-card shaped USB flash drive. In windows 7 it's recognized fine, after some drivers are automatically installed (without user interaction) once it's plugged-in. In ...
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Which filesystem should I use to format my external backup HDD? btrfs?

I have a new external USB drive I plan to use for storing backups only. (It is a WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Drive SATA III model WD20EFRX mounted in a USB enclosure.) The drive came without a partition ...
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Access USB Flash drive from Wine

Im trying to use recuva (a file recovery program) on WINE because some files on a corrupt USB Flash drive just did not get restored using PhotoRec for linux. The problem is, I can't select the USB ...
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“Ownerless” (no permission) SSD-friendly filesystem

A bit of context and needs: Most time I'm using Ubuntu machines. I have a laptop which I do not carry around a lot, so I'm in usermode (no admin permissions) lots of time. I have a large and fast ...
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Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
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What kind of FileSystem do you recommend for USB Flash Drive?

This is a problem I'm having when using Ubuntu: I have two computers that have Ubuntu installed on them (comp1 and comp2). I create a document with Ubuntu on comp1 and then copy the file onto a FAT ...
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How do I write to an outer truecrypt volume when the inner volume protection prevents writng?

In a nutshell After some time using the outer volume of a hidden volume in Truecrypt I cannot write to the outer volume anymore. The protection of the inner volume always kicks in before. How do I ...
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How do I access the contents of my flash drive while booting from it? [Xubuntu]

I'm trying to recover some files from a Windows computer using a Xubuntu live bootable flash drive. I've found the files that I want to copy on my Windows drive, but don't know how to mount the flash ...
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Ubuntu Live USB - Finding files that were stored on my flash drive

How can I find the files that were stored on my flash drive before I installed Ubuntu to it? Edit: No, I didn't format it, my files are still on the flash drive root. I just need to know how to ...
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How to make your ubuntu filesystem read-only

I wonder whether there is a way to make my ubuntu read-only when I mount it on another linux system. Let me clear what I want. I have a usb stick on where my ubuntu is installed. However, the problem ...
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USB stick bad superblock. Works absolutely fine in Windows

When I plug in my 8GB Cruzer Blade 8GB (Formatted as FAT32) into my Ubuntu computer, I get a mount error. The command 'e2fsck -f /dev/sda1" gives me "Bad magic number in super-block while trying to ...
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Which folders are often written to, and how can I mount those folders on a separate drive?

I have a headless ubuntu server acting as a fileserver (samba and ssh) and sometimes virtualbox host. It is currently running from a USB drive, since all hard drive slots on the motherboard are ...
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transcend usb not auto mounting

I have a 16 gb transcend pen drive. One day I had partitioned into 4, and on one part I had installed ubuntu 11.04. But after that it seems the usb won't auto mount. I have used the fdisk utility and ...
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Why does deleting a file on a USB stick not free up space?

I have an HP pen-drive that has 16GB space. If I add a file to it, and then I delete that file, the free space of that deleted file doesn't get applied. The only way I've found to see that space as ...
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How to format FAT32 filesystem infected with windows virus and that is write protected

I have a pendrive with FAT32 filesystem. it is infected with virus dont know which but has autorun.inf and create exe file within folder. I tried to format it with various filesystems and even try to ...
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Why does the mount point keeps changing, and how can I prevent it?

When I plug in an external USB drive, it automatically mounts and it's accesible in /media/disk/ However after a while, this is how my /media directory looks like: cesar@minas-tirith:~$ ls /media/ ...
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How can I keep a folder synchronized to an external USB hard drive?

I have a growing music collection which I manually keep in sync with an external USB drive. Sometimes I edit their ID3 tags, add or delete a file in either the hard drive or the USB drive, and I would ...