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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 ...
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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 ...
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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:
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I want to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

Well, I want to install ubuntu but do not know how, I want to install using a Pendrive without dual boot, in the right manner, I've seen videos but only show how to install Ubuntu on the Pendrive and ...
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How can I gain access permissions as a user to a USB stick formatted with the “Format Volume” dialog?

I used the Format Volume dialog to format a USB stick. However, if I then insert the formatted stick, I have no permissions to access it as normal user. Is this behaviour intentional? Format Volume ...
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Unable to mount USB media on busybox v1.01 (Embedded in sagem fast3304 V2 router)

I have a wireless router that runs busybox (V1.0). A media server (Twonky Media Version 3.4) running on this router. I would like to use its USB port to mount an external drive containing mutltimedia ...
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Problems creating bootable USB-(SSD)-Drive

I am trying to create an bootable USB-SSD-Drive with Unetbootin. Everything works well, when i am using an ordinary USB 3.0 Thumb/Stick. But when i use a SSD-USB(3.0)-Drive, only some/few copied ...
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How can I load Steam Games on a usb drive simply? (novice user on crouton linux)

I am a new ubuntu user and have been using ubuntu trusty tahr with crouton on my acer c11 chromebook. I can only download Steam games directly to my hard drive (which is not too big) and cannot find ...
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An empty usb drive — “no permissions for creating a folder or file” [duplicate]

I have a usb drive with ext4 file system. It is empty. I can't create any files or folders because of the error displayed: "you have no permissions".
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“My Passport” USB Drive corrupted

My Passport drive corrupted. When I type: dmesg | tail I get: [ 667.778316] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10) 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 [ 667.778321] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sdb, ...
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Lenovo X131e Chromebook Xfce4 USB Read and Write Problem

It won't allow me to change my 8 GB Yoda USB-drive into read & write in the permission tab so that I can install Steam games there. I changed it then half a second later it changed it back to ...
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NTFS partition folder lost due to write-interruption

Im on ubuntu-studio 14.04 LTS. I have an external harddrive with an NTFS partition to which i was copying a folder. Due to some fault in the USB connector there was a input-output error during the ...
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How to bring back USB Storage Device to the life

My USB stick get wet (dropped in to the small puddle on the road). I am trying to use it again. I believe it is dry enough to try, so I did try. My computer did not recognized it automatically. Via ...
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How do I format a medium as an ISO

I want to know how to format a medium, such as a USB drive, to have a read-only ISO filesystem with the contents from a source (like an .iso file).
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Flash Drive completely unrecognizable yet I can access files on it

This is the strangest behavior I have ever seen with a storage device. When I connect my USB flash drive, it automatically opens the directory /media/albert/Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit and I can see ...
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Cannot get exfat USB drive to automount

As I understand it, when I install the packages exfat-fuse and exfat-utils any usb device formatted with exfat should automount. However, it does not work. I can manually mount using the ...
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I can't unmount a “ghost” pendrive

The other day I put a Kingston flash drive from a friend that I could not format. unfortunately for me the flash drive in the system remained as a ghost and i get this message every time I want to ...
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How to share internet connection between two computers one which is connected to a dongle [duplicate]

I have a dongle connected on an ubuntu laptop. I couldn't find a way out to share internet using WiFi. How can I share internet over a LAN cable? Does I require a cross-over cable? Any extra ...
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Copying to USB pen drive slows everything

Every time when I copy large files from my laptop to any pen drive (USB) on my Ubuntu 14.04, all processes slow down. Even the mouse pointer slows and is stuck. If I open multiple tasks, many of them ...
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USB Flash drive mounts /dev/sdb1 but not to mount point in fstab

I am trying to automount any flash drive to a specific mount point (/usr/local/flash). I have it successfully working to /home/pro/flash but need to change it so it can be accessed by the guest login, ...
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Can't see my mobile sd card in Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to see the SD card of my mobile phone when I plug it into my PC via USB, but when I plug in my USB pen drive it will detect it automatically. Is there any way to show the SD card of my ...