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Install UBUNTU MINIMAL to external HDD

I am trying to install UBUNTU minimal to a Seagate 1TB external HDD. I have disconnected my internal drive so that this installation doesn't conflict with Windows 7. But I am experiencing problems as ...
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“general input error ” when trying to view any files on pendrive. How do I make it go back to normal?

I was struggling with an issue with my pendrive ( lock symbol on files and folders disabling me to delete or rename or format it). I stumbled upon this link through Google: How to format a USB flash ...
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How should I partition my pendrive in the Ubuntu 15 installation so that I can save my stuff?

I have put the iso. file to install Ubuntu 15 in a pendrive and I want to install it in another pendrive(16 GB) from which I want to boot. I am getting stuck in the step where it is asking me to ...
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Unboot Pendrive through ubuntu which is booted in windows 8

I recentely migrated from windows 8 to ubuntu 14.04 .I booted my pendrive through windows 8. Now I want to unboot my pendrive through ubuntu 14.04, how can i do? Pendrive: 16GB(sandisk cruzer blade) ...
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Fastest File System Type

We currently/still write to tape for off-site backups (avg size is 80 GB per day) and the robot is misbehaving as of late. I'm setting up an NFS share on Ubuntu Server 14 (16 when it releases) to ...
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USB port mounting

How do I find out what USB a device is in and get it to mount.I have done it befor but not in a long time and can't remember how nor can I find the notes I took to do it
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USB 3.0 Flashdisk Drive is overheating in USB 3.0 Port but not in USB 2.0

A simple question from me, I have an USB 3.0 KIingston Data Traveler G4 8GB. I have ASUS X450-CC Notebook. When I plug the USB into USB 3.0 port in Ubuntu 15.04 and 15.10, the Flash Disk got overheat ...
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Making a bootable 12.04 Ubuntu Image on a flash drive

Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads. Downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.3.exe from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/...
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Ubuntu log in with pendrive instead of user and passwod

I would like to login to my computer without writing my password nor username, but only sometimes. The thing is I would like to configure my notebook to start up at certain hour and start at once all ...
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Error on booting Ubuntu PXE-M0F

This is my first time to install Ubuntu, I used PendriveLinux to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a USB Drive, changed the BIOS to boot from the USB drive first and when the computer boots it displays the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't look like sending power to an usb port used by a device that uses 2 usb ports to function

Update since the latest release of displaylink drivers this issue was solved - it was a driver issue I'm connecting a Lenovo Thinkvision Displaylink USB external monitor to a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s....
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need to load live image without shuting down

I have a Chromebook and want to boot a live image, but I can't find any applications that would allow me to do it. I would like it to be preferably a small app. Or maybe suggest a way to load your ...
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Error Checking of USB Flash Drive in ubuntu

Please tell how to check a USB flash drive or pen drive or SD Card for errors in ubuntu like it is done in Windows. I tried smartmontools but I think it works only with selected hardware & give me ...
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My pen does not show up

Please help my pen drive won't show up, I'm new to Ubuntu ,so can't figure this out. it won't detect in devices menu
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Install Ubuntu on USB Flash Drive

I purchased the SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB from a local supermarket and am planning on installing the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop (not live, but the actual version), onto the nano thumb drive and use ...
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 can't connect nexus 5

I have installed on my computer only Ubuntu 15.10 and I program with Android Studio, but Ubuntu can't find my Nexus 5 when I connect via USB. I try with other smartphone (Huawei P8 Lite) and Ubuntu ...
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14.04 small usb drive stopped working (Garmin watch)

I have a Garmin Forerunner 620 watch which shows up as a 5MB (yes,MB) drive when connected via USB. Yesterday, the watch stopped being recognized in Ubuntu, but it still works in MacOS (same computer)....
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Error in making a bootable USB drive

I was trying to make a bootable USB drive but nothing seems to work. I don't think I need to explain a lot here because I think the picture speaks for itself.
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don't work pendrives 64 Gb 14.04 [closed]

I work with Ubuntu 15.04, and doesn't recognize the pendrives with 64 Gb. Is it correct?
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USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 only works with network off

USB 3.0 device on port USB 3.0 only works with network off in ubuntu 15.10 kernel linux-image-4.2.0-16-generic
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 on usb flash drive (not live usb)? [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu on a usb flash drive. The flash drivers SanDisk Ultra 32GB flash drive I created the following partitions- 500 MB \boot(logical) 4000 MB swap area(logical) 26000 MB mount ...
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Anyway to make stick USB work again?

I've been partitioning, formating, mounting and unmounting a stick usb for yesterday. The last thing I know about it it's it was working, but today when I woke up to go ahead with what I was doing, I ...
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Hard drive not showing data after moving it to new computer, went from USB ext to internal

Running ubuntu 14.04 Okay so I have been running this 3TB drive as an ext4 partition from an external usb seagate case, I bought a new computer and set it up tonight and since I have more physical ...
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Tried to use Ubuntu to Run hardware diag - Windows Partition now gone

I used my bootable Ubuntu thumb-drive yesterday to run Memtest86 and HD Check. Since then my Windows partitions on the SSD are no longer functioning - My computer will not boot and i can't figure out ...
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USB stick not detected due to damages when changing its permissions

I have a 32GB USB stick that got damaged when changing permission on it and now it can't be detected. How can I make it detectable?
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All files on mounted USB HDD owned by “preseed”

I have a USB hard disk drive. When I plug it in, I can browse the files on it via Nautilus as expected. But I cannot create new files or modify existing ones. All files and directories are for some ...
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Error when trying to format USB drive

I want to format my USB drive. In terminal, I use the following commands: umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat -I -n "New Volume" "/dev/sdb1" But I could not. It shows me following error: mkfs.vfat 3.0.12 (...
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USB-Stick doesn't work with Mouse

I hope you guys can help me with this: System Kingston R30G2 DataTraveler Dell Mouse & Keyboard (Wireless) Dell XPS 12 Laptop Ubuntu 15.10 Problem If I plug the stick in, the external mouse ...
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Ubuntu Mate installed fine, regular Ubuntu not so well

These are both USB bootable drive installations not on my hard drive I installed Ubuntu Mate fine, got it set up just to try it out. I then tried to install Ubuntu with the same process (using ...
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Check real size of USB thumb drive

I recently read a lot about fake usb thumb drives that claim to have a lot of space (often carried too far, like 128 GB), while physically offering only 0.5 to 4 GB. I recently bought a SanDisk USB ...
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dosfsck do nothing and exit immediately

I've tried to run dosfsck on USB drive as in answer to this question How to repair a corrupted FAT32 file system but the program exit and do nothing, the error code is 1 the response is: fsck.fat 3.0....
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usb external backup hard drive

I have a Microsoft Windows 7 OS. I use a WD USB backup external hard drive. I want backup this drive to my other PC running Ubuntu 14.04. Is there some way I can restore this data to my Ubuntu PC. ...
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Unable to access “136 GB Volume”

This error message is shown every time I try to access the flash drive. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/hp/868E-F233: Command-line`mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=...
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create an ext4 drive with GParted

When using GParted to format an ext4 USB Flash drive, it seems sufficient to select Parition > New, rather than Device > Create Partition Table. That's good because after selecting "create ...
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F2FS is being displayed as an “Unknown” file system after formatting my pendrive. Does anyone know the reason behind this?

I have tried formatting my Kingston 4GB pen drive to F2FS using "gparted" on ubuntu 14.04. After the format is completed, the tab under File System displays "Unknown" instead of "F2FS". Also, gparted ...
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Installation stuck on Nexus 5 (Hammerhead)

Am trying to install Ubuntu on a Nexus 5 (Hammerhead) but it's stuck when downloading the file. I checked my internet connection and everything seems to be fine to me. Could anyone please explain as ...
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Detecting USB device

How does operating system detect a USB device when it is connected to sytem? I need this information to write a program that will erase contents of USB as soon as it is connected.
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How to move a YUMI multiboot flash drive?

Prior to installing Ubuntu 15.10, I've downloaded YUMI multiboot and macrium reflect to make a complete disc image backup of my original windows 10. I also used the same pen drive and multiboot to ...
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how to repair damaged/unreadable pendrive using ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

my pen drive 16 GB is unreadable in Ubuntu 14.04. how to repair it?
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Cannot mount pendrive in write mode

I have an Odroid XU4 with Ubuntu 14.04 server installed and a Kingston DataTraveler pendrive, which works perfectly on other systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Fedora 23, Mint, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, ...
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Encrypt usb ntfs hard drive?

Is it possible to fully encrypt an ntfs usb hard drive from Ubuntu 15.10 without erasing the data on it? Will I have to have a decryption program installed if I want to run it from a windows machine?
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Is there a good file-copying tool?

The copy dialogue is stuck at 0 seconds left... Whenever I try to copy big files to my USB pendrive (in any format), it always stops at the last moment. It finishes after a long time. I searched Ask ...
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I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive [duplicate]

I recently got Linux, and wanted to run the game dwarf fortress in my USB flash drive. To run dwarf fortress on Linux you have to use ./df in the dwarf fortress folder, but when I use this command it ...
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Slower USB transfer speed on i3wm

I recently moved to i3 windows manager from Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that the USB transfer rate to my external hard disk is unusually slow. To load the Ex-HD I am using udisks-glue. I have 2 ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu delivering USB images instead of ISO ones?

So far Ubuntu (and derivatives) has been delivering ISO images to be burned onto optical media. Then there's a tool (usb-creator) to "burn" those ISOs onto USB drives. I could be wrong, but I think ...
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How can I merge two USB drive partitions into one?

My USB drive has two partitions as shown by Nautilus File Manager. Gparted, however, only displays one. Moreover, $ sudo fdisk -l only shows my internal drive (sda) but not my USB drive (which should ...
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Not able to do USB install of Ubuntu on my machine, The machine doesnt start with the BOOTABLE USB ISO ubuntu image

Hardware details : Dell XPS- One 27 All in one Desktop 8 GB Memory Intel Core I7-4770S CPU @ 3.10GHZ Touch Screen OS Currently Installed : Windows 10 I am not able to do a USB boot installation of ...
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Cannot access USB drive which is encytped

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop 64bit. I previously had version 14.x. I put x in as I cannot remember the exact version. I have an encypted USB drive which when attached to my laptop ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Read External Hard Drive

I have a Seagate External Hard Drive. When I plug it into my laptop Noting happens. If I open Gparted to see if Ubuntu is even seeing the drive there is a little "!" icon with a notice that says: