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How can I have the HOME directory for one user on an external drive?

I want to have the HOME directory of one user on an external drive and the HOME directories of all other users in the usual place.
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable drive ignored during booting up (Eee PC 1000HG)

I am new to this site so hello! I have recently acquired Eee PC 1000HG and would like to use it as my linux machine, it has Ubuntu 13 installed but I want to wipe it and install 14.04. My problem is ...
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How to unmount a USB flash drive (that is shared over SAMBA) without having to turn off SAMBA first?

I have a USB drive that is shared over the network via a SAMBA share. This is because the contents are to be managed by a remote user. Now, there is a local user with physical access to the USB ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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How would I install portable virtual box to a USB drive to run on any Linux (Ubuntu) Host

Looking for info on Google I can only find solutions to do it (install portable virtual box) on a Windows host, but I want it backward, I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual ...
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Cloning a USB stick

make a dd backup of the dm-crypt usb and rest the test the backup I know I can make a copy of a usb stick using the following sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/USB_image and then restore it using ...
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Burning iso to usb in ubuntu on mac hardware [duplicate]

I am trying to "burn" (yes I know thats not the right term) an iso for xubuntu onto my usb pendrive. I am on mac hardware but I have ubuntu installed and I would like to be able to do it without ...
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Incorrect Flash Drive size

My 32gb Corsair Voyager GT flash drive is only showing 100mb total space after formatting. How do I correct this issue and get all 32gbs back?
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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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Pen drive format

i installed UBUNTU 14.04 using my pen drive. the problem is i need my pen drive back with the same storage. is there is any way to do like that please.
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No pendrive detection

Output of dmesg | tail: [ 143.142967] usb 2-1.5: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci [ 143.237468] usb 2-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6387 [ 143.237472] usb ...
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surface pro/micro SD performance comparison question

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my microsd. I put / on 15 gig partition and /boot on 1 gig partition on the hard drive. Memory never gets past 2 gig but I created a swap just because. I can't figure ...
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Anybody notice that ubuntu 14.04 is extremly slow when you connect a usb flash drive or usb external drive?

if i remember correctly in older versions of ubuntu a usb flash drive icon would appear on the desktop and it would mount by itself so that you would gain access to the files right away. i have ubuntu ...
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Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
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Windows 7 in Virtual Box doesn't see any usb devices connected [closed]

I VirtualBox 4.3 and Extension Pack installed. I also have an usb filter set up. However, my VM Windows 7 doesn't see any usb devices connected (the menu at the bottom says so), although everything ...
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Sync Flash Drive OS with Virtual

I have installed ubuntu (Lubuntu 14.04 specifically, but I don't think that matters for this question) to a USB flash drive (full install, not live system) so I can have an ubuntu environment I can ...
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Can't get SD card or USB drive to mount

Here is some info if it helps: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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UNetbootin can't recognize USB after it's mounted

I'm wondering if anyone has this problem? I mounted a USB drive formatted as FAT32 to a directory, but UNetbootin still couldn't recognize it. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. And also I couldn't see the USB ...
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Mounting USB Doesn't Work

I have an Acer C720. I used the Crouton method to get Ubuntu and I don't know how to get to certain logs and such to post about this problem. I put the flash drive in while LXDE is running and it ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Stopped Reading USB Sticks with I/O errors

I have an essential installation of ubuntu 12.04 server that, after some days of working perfectly, stopped reading correctly any USB sticks (with regular FAT32 FS). Dmesg reports I/O errors on sdb ...
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Can not Format Usb Drive “Read Only”

So I was using my usb at other place (windows) and now I noticed that I can not format or write on it. I tried to format it on ubuntu and on windows same problem (read only problem) I tried, ...
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Meaning of different icons for USB flash drives

Ubuntu uses at least three different icons for identifying USB storages. What are the criteria used to diferentiate those? For instance, I have two nearly identical Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB ...
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Remove RECYCLER directory from virus infected flash drive

Before you advise me on the option of saving my files and formatting the drive using gparted, please understand that I could have done that hours back and that would have taken only a few minutes. ...
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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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Pendrive not showing up

My Sandisk 8GB pendrive was working perfectly in my ubuntu until recently i make that as windows xp botable pendive and installed XP on my another machine and then after formatting it inserting it in ...
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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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Cannot access USB drive - non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown

I am trying to access my FAT32 USB drive. There is an error when I try accessing it. I just want to access it read-only. The error I get is: Error mounting /dev/sde at /media/mink/34D2-84FB: ...
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Flash drive installation

Does Ubuntu install itself on my computer's hard drive using the USB as a loading device or does the OS run off the drive itself (only working when plugged in)?
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Sony 32 GB USB Drive Will Not Show On Any Computer

I have a Sony USM32GM 32 GB USB Flash Drive and I can not get it to show up on any device. I have tried it in Windows 7 Pro, and it will show up and try to install the driver, fail, and then it won't ...
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How to format my pendrive with f2fs filsystem using gparted?

I have a Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive 2GB pendrive which I would like to format using f2fs partition. I tried using gparted 0.18 to format it however, f2fs seems to be disabled. Is it possible to ...
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How to run Ubuntu, within Windows, from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Is is possible to run Ubuntu from a USB pen drive, while simultaneously working and running the main OS (Windows) on the computer? I assume this is like a virtual desktop held on the USB, and ...
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I need help finding my USB connected devices

How do i get the USB device connected to my computer to show my connected devices if i am running a virtual version of Ubuntu 14.04. I am using VMware and I have no clue how to get it to work.What ...
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Too many FATs on USB Drive?

A while ago, I wrote an image on a USB drive using something along these lines: dd bs=4M if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync Something must have gone terribly wrong there because ...
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Make Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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udev rule not working

I cannot figure out why this rule wont fire: ACTION=="add", KERNEL=="sdb", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ATTRS{model}=="Elements 1048*", RUN+="/usr/bin/mysync.sh" here is the additional info looking at ...
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Kingston Datatraveler won't mount in ubuntu 14.04

I try and try and try but ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing my flash drive. It's a Kingston Datatraveler which has never caused me any problems before until now. Anybody know what to do?
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How can I boot full Ubuntu 14.04 from my external hard drive?

I have no idea how to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 laptop, so I need help to boot FULL ubuntu off of my Seagate External drive.
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Show the history of removable devices in Linux [duplicate]

I just wanted to see the history of all the removable devices (Pendrives,etc) if any plugged into my system. Just like the history command which tells the history of commands executed on terminal, is ...
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Problem installing Lubuntu 13.10 [Kernel Panic]

Hello ~ I've had trouble installing Lubuntu 13.10 [64bit] from a usb drive. [I used Universal USB installer] I boot from a usb drive, menu loads up and I can pick with arrow keys - but then as soon ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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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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My USB drive is not working

I inserted my Sandisk Cruzor Blade (4 GB) into my Ubuntu laptop few days ago and formatted it. And a message appeared: unable to mount your drive. Now when I insert the USB drive into it, it does not ...
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Something is using my external drive. How do I find out what?

Whenever I attach my external LUKS drive to my laptop, the drive head starts rattling like crazy, as if I am copying the entire thing. Every now and then it pauses. I've seen some tools like iostat ...
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usb floppy drive

Just installed 12.04, am trying to get syst to recognize a usb floppy drive; it reads flash drives just fine but while the drive (and the test floppy in it) work on another system, the file window ...
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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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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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Trouble in detecting USB Drive (Pendrive 2.0)

I just bought a new pendrive of 8gb storage. It is detected in windows but not in the Ubuntu,but the light in the pendrive still keeps flashing,so I think the pendrive is ok.
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How to re-initialize a USB drive after it had been disabled due to overcurrent?

I occasionally get a device descriptor read/64, error -71 on a permanently connected USB drive. It's powered by a single port, so I figure the reason for that is overcurrent and I should think about ...