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Difference between “removable drive hot-plugged” and “removable media inserted”?

On Xubuntu's "Removable Drives and Media" settings, I see two items that can each be checked on/off that seem very similar. Can someone explain what the difference is? Under the "Storage" tab are [ ...
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1answer
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Removable Drive keeps getting dropped/ unmounted [closed]

I plug in my 1tb removable Drive and Ubuntu mounts it. I start extracting my 45gb of 7z compressed photos and after a period of time appears to be about 10 minutes the drive unmounts and the ...
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1answer
98 views

Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
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0answers
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USB doesn't start automatically

My computer doesn't load USB drives the way I expect. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ideapad P500. I have read the Ubuntu wiki titled Mount/USB and I still find my situation strange. Please read on ...
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59 views

Accidentally extracted Ubuntu iso on hard drive and made hard drive bootable [closed]

I used UNetbootin to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu on my flash drive. I accidentally selected to extract the Ubuntu iso to my hard drive. UNetbootin asked if it should replace all the files, then I ...
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0answers
104 views

Cannot mount Android phone as USB in Lubuntu 12.04

I am trying to mount my Sony Xperia phone as a USB mass storage device. I open terminal and type: lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0fce:0192 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Bus 001 Device 001: ...
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0answers
106 views

Unable to mount external hard drive. NTFS signature missing

I'm having trouble mounting my external HDD. well I do manage to mount it BUT the thing is that it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to ...
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1answer
146 views

alternative ways of mounting USB NTFS external-hdd

I mount my Samsung hard disk through this command sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Samsung BUT it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to finish! ...
2
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1answer
875 views

Is there a way to force format write protected pendrive

My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0. It says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it ? I try'd some of this ways : varun@varun-pc ~ $ sudo ...
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1answer
48 views

Pendrive Wont Mount, Errror

Pen-drive wont mount, although its working fine on my friend system Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-hp_v210w_0419570000000162-0:0-part1"' exited with ...
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1answer
197 views

How can I get all USB storage device to mount as read-only or offer no mount options at all?

These are the two parts of my query: Is there a way to mount all USB storage/flash/removable storage devices as read-only i.e. set the default mount policy to read-only? Back in Windows OS, I could ...
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0answers
619 views

Read-Only pendrive

I'm trying to format a pen-drive (Daiichi-Sankyo) but it's read-only and/or write protected. I list all commands results I made so far: sudo gparted & Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write ...
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0answers
420 views

USB Flash Drive, Unable to mount

Once my flash drive was infected by some virus that produced the shortcuts for directories. After this infection the device could not be connected to any system and OS. I tried it on Ubuntu and found ...
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1answer
794 views

'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
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2answers
390 views

Trouble mounting/formating 16g SanDisk USB

I'm having trouble mounting or formating my 16gig SanDisk USB. When I run sudo fdisk -l I get this return Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15267 cylinders, ...
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1answer
478 views

Where is the file I saved on my USB flash drive?

I am running Ubuntu from a pendrive and I saved a document in LibreOffice. My computer shut down and now I can't find it anywhere! I've read that if running Ubuntu from pendrive it saves documents ...
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1answer
431 views

Mount external harddrive and one of its subfolders from fstab

I'm currently mounting my external harddrive using the following entry in /etc/fstab: UUID=12C23AD8C23AC031 /media/MyBook ntfs-3g auto,users,exec,rw,nobootwait,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 ...
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1answer
100 views

Can't see my flash drive on the Launcher

I unlocked my 4GB flash drive from the Launcher, but can't I figure out how to get it back on. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Please help me.
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0answers
165 views

Having trouble mounting partitions and USB drives after creating new partition

For a little history, when the hard drive on my Vista machine went bad, and I didn't have a recovery disk, I decided to give Ubuntu a try instead of wasting more money with Microsoft. I bought and ...
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94 views

How do I stop thumbnailing files on my USB drive?

Whenever I plug in my external USB drive Totem is busy creating thumbnails of my mp3 files or images there. This wouldn't bother me much if only I could eject/unmount the drive but this is not the ...
0
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1answer
740 views

USB hard disk and USB flash drive keep unmounting and remounting

I wanted to backup some files on my external hard disk and just barely managed to do so, because it randomly unmounted and mounted again. My first thought was that the hard disk's life is about to ...
2
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1answer
273 views

USB External Hard drive unplugged but still shows up!

I am running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have physically unplugged an external hard drive from my laptop, but for some reason it is still shown as mounted in Nautilus. When trying to get rid of it by ...
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0answers
55 views

How can I mount a flash drive as read only?

I have a flash drive mounted in /media and I would like to know how to restrict access to this device and mount it as read only?
2
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1answer
1k views

USB memory devices not working (unable to mount)

I have an annoying problem. On my laptop all of my USB memory devices stopped working. They all worked fine until few days ago, I don't remember doing anything to affect it myself. Until that day I ...
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0answers
80 views

/sda, hard drives, USB drives, all missing

After updating, my system doesn't detect any partitions or USB drives save for the two partitions I use as / and /home. /dev/sda doesn't even exist. I'm not sure if that's normal because I haven't ...
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3answers
19k views

Detect and mount devices?

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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0answers
114 views

Make the mounted partition open in a new tab in nautilus

When I insert my USB flash drive or my external hard drive, nautilus opens it in a new window. This gets a little irritating if there are a number of partitions in the hard-drive as it opens all of ...
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0answers
208 views

How to access/test/do anything with my usb pendrive (USB mass storage)?

The USB pendrive (flash) worked fine, but now it can't be mounted in Linux/Windows. In Linux it is recognized only as: dmesg|tail [28548.831178] usb 2-1.5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd ...
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2answers
2k views

Cannot mount USB disks due to “not authorized” error

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (.2?) installed. I don't plan to need GUI after setup so I modified the grub to start in console. However, whenever I want to start up GUI I need to type startx. Simple/basic ...
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1answer
7k views

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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1answer
594 views

Pendrive not detecting after formatting disk utility

After running sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): ...
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1answer
1k 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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2answers
456 views

Mount and unmount errors when usb is connected in 12.10.

I just installed 12.10 and noticed some strange behaviour every time I connect a USB storage device. It reports I already have the device mounted by a different user but there is only one user account ...
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1answer
957 views

Sandisk USB thumb drive won't mount because file system is not Installed

my not working flash SANDISK 8GB im use disk untility for formating not working usb busy and unmount or mount not working? help any and terminal im use
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votes
1answer
160 views

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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0answers
790 views

Cannot mount USB 3 harddrive

I cannot mount an USB 3 harddrive. When looking at dmesg I got the following error: [ 96.463269] usb 3-2.1: >new low-speed USB device number 10 using xhci_hcd [ 96.485777] usb 3-2.1: >New ...
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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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1answer
794 views

1.5 TB USB Drive failed to mount

Seagate 1.5Tb FreeAgent USB Hard Drive. Formatted FAT32. I figure it is 75% full. Used to work fine in XUBUNTU it shows up in Cairo Dock but when I click on it I get "failed to mount drive'. Nautilus ...
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2answers
6k views

Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount

Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount ...
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2answers
11k views

USB flash drive mount issue

I have a 4GB USB flash drive, which used to work fine. Recently, though, my mother had a problem with her HP winXP laptop. She tried to re-install XP using a Dell recovery disk, which would not ...
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1answer
712 views

Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
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2answers
26k views

Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox?

I have an external hard drive that Windows can't open (gives an error message saying the file system is unrecognized and wants me to reformat), so I am trying to see if Ubuntu, which I am running as a ...
2
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2answers
8k views

Can't mount USB : “Not Authorized”

Since three months I am waiting and searching for a solution to mount a USB stick again. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and 64bit Dell machines and I could not really find a useful answer what ...
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4answers
5k views

How can a usb be detected but not show up anywhere?

I started the morning by trying to create a bootable usb using a 2gb stick and the startup disk creator. It seemed to run through the whole process just fine until it got to a screen that read ...
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2answers
4k views

pen drive unmounts and remounts as readonly

When I plug in my USB pen drive, it is automatically mounted as read/write, as expected. However, after a random time it suddenly gets unmounted and remounted as read-only. A part from waiting for ...
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0answers
366 views

How do I access a Lion USB recovery stick from Ubuntu? [closed]

I have an OS X Lion recovery stick that I would like to access, specifically to use it to install Lion in a Virtualbox VM. I notice that Windows detects and mounts the recovery stick as an optical ...
3
votes
1answer
476 views

How to remount a pen drive after having it “Safely Removed”

How can I (without removing the pen drive and connecting it again) mount a pen drive that I have "Safely Removed". T
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votes
1answer
4k views

Problems mounting an encrypted volume on a different computer

I have a set of external hard drives that I use for backups of my photos and images. They were formatted as EXT4 and setup with encryption from a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 - and I've had no problems ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

How can I mount my LeapFrog Tag USB device?

I have no problem with my USB key devices: there are mounted automatically. But for the LeapFrog Tag USB device it is not mounted automatically. So I look in the Ubuntu documentation to mount USB ...