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USB HDD becoming irreversibly read-only

I'm having problem with an external USB hard drive (FAT32). Seems impossible to write, delete etc files, I get error messages saying it is a read only file system. When I try to solve the problem ...
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How to make ubuntu-13.10-server installation writable?

I have downloaded and dd'd a thumb drive with the ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso file (sudo dd if=ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso of=/dev/rdisk3). Unfortunately, after the installation the thumb drive is ...
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USB Drive Not Functioning

Using Ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus 1015E-DS03. Using GParted, I formatted my USB drive to FAT32. Then images an ISO file to it using dd. Tried formatting again, and it just says unformatted with an error. ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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Mounting usb-drive via virtual box [duplicate]

Recently I've installed virtual box and installed windows 8 on it on my ubuntu 12.04. The problem is when I insert usb drive, ubuntu can recognize it, but virtual box (windows 8) cann't! What can I do ...
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install xfce from a flash drive?

I was running xubuntu but accidently deleted xfce files. Now xubuntu won't start (I have NO GUI!). Is it possible to download xubuntu to a flash drive and copy it over to my machine? If so what ...
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error: no such device: grub rescue> when Ubutu is intalled on pendrive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my pendrive. I have Windows 7 installed on C drive of my hard disk. When I start the computer without connecting pendive to system I am getting this error message 'No ...
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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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How do you use a ubuntu flash drive to boot the computer

I have downloaded the Ubuntu on a flash drive and followed all of the directions. I have searched the forum and apparently there is o solution for starting Ubuntu on a 32 bit windowsXP from a flash ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB drive fails with message `kernel panic not syncing`

I'm trying to run Ubuntu from a USB drive. When I boot the computer, I get a bunch of messages. The last message is something like kernel panic not syncing attempted to kill init booting I am ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize USB

So guys, I was about to install Ubuntu into my USB. But recently I formatted my USB drive as FAT and clear all the data. After that the computer doesn't recognize the USB any more. When I open ...
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Installing multiple Linux distribution on USB flash drive

Is it possible to install multiple Linux distros on USB pendrive and use on it ext4 file system and grub2? I don't want to use any automatic tools like Ubuntu USB creator or MultibootUSB. I want to do ...
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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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why booting using pendrive linux say 'Can't find live medium file'… What do I do?

It says it cant find a medium containing a live file. (I'm trying to boot alongside Windows XP) I've tried the PenDrive thing they suggest on the website, and I've tried the ubuntu installer on the ...
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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Installing TO a Flash drive [duplicate]

I'm having a tough time getting a handle on this one. Background - I'm deployed, and have one Laptop with me running Kubuntu 13.10. I need to do some recording, and would like to use Ubuntu ...
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undetected pendrive I want to format

I run the command lsusb and it shows my pendrive is attached at a bus. But my pendrive is not shown at disk utility to format
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log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x

is it possible to log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x? Also it will be excellent if it could log the connect/disconnect and email to some email address. Is there any program for that? Is ...
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Format usb drive ( remove windows .exe virus)

I tried to format the drive using disk utility and following the steps given in the link below: Visit How to format a USB or external drive? But unfortunately this error keeps popping up every time ...
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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My micro SD cards size decreased after making it boot-able?

I've formated my Frontech 2GB MSD to make it a bootable MSD.Now i've tried to format the MSD but it shows the message ERROR DELETING THE PARTITION. Moreover the 2GB got reduced to 832.5 MB total ...
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using gnome-disks/terminal to format usb drive in ubuntu 12.10, FAT32

I know its a duplicate question, but I couldn't find a answer that would have satisfied me.. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, You know I was holding with the LTS but couldn't resist all those new ...
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Broken USB-drive not given a name with lsblk

I dd'ed my 64gb flashdrive last week, and did not realise that the iso was corrupted until the dd was done. The drive is no longer detected when plugging it and plugging it out. I tried it on a ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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where can I find an iso file to be burned on usb?

I want to creat abootable usb flash but can't find an iso file- pls.help me where to find this file so as to get start whith your fine software best regards
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VirtualBox USB Problem with Windows 7 (64-bit) Guest

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992 on Ubuntu 13.10 host. The guest OS is Windows 7 (64-bit). I have enabled USB controller and found the host USB devices (hard drive and memory stick). I ...
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USBs Won't Boot on Mac-Workaraound?

Downloaded 12.04 with UNetbootin to my Mac-Mini to put onto a flash drive. After flash drive is fully loaded,get message saying said flash drive will not boot on a Mac. (Am running OS-X 10.7.5.) I ...
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How to make automatically boot in every computer?

I am using ubuntu ( 13.10 ) on a flash-drive. I can move that flash drive all the time and can use it almost in every computer. but to do that, first I have to go to BIOS settings of the computer and ...
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I Cann't Copy any file to My Pendrive

Actually i cann't copy any files from my Ubuntu(13.10) to Pendrive(Jetflash Transcend 8GB) When i try to copy a simple file then it say's - *Error While copying to "Transcend". *The destination is ...
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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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Computer doesn't recognize USB device

I am trying to use an iPod with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04. I was going to post this as an iPod problem, but it looks like it is bigger than that. When I plug in the iPod in my computer, it reads ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation no response

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 into my USB with universal usb installer. When I plug it into my Macbook Pro retina 13 2012 edition, rebooted it and pressed ALT to select to boot from my USB, it gets into it ...
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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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How to scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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How do i download ubuntu to a usb through a chromebook

I have a Chromebook (an Acer c720) and it doesn't have enough space for me to the unity form of Crouton instead of XFCE. How do I download it to a USB instead?
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Downloading for bootable USB (lubuntu) - torrent vs download of standard image?

I think I'd better apologize right away for probably kind of stupid questions, I'm a real beginner when it comes to Linux or basically setting up operating systems at all. Or, even computer stuff ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 constantly grays out windows on good hardware

I just built a new computer, (Intel i5 3570K 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1GB NVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST) and am running Ubuntu 13.10 on it on an 8GB flashdrive until I can get an actual hard drive. When ...
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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! ...
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Will 13.10 format a usb stick native via “Files”?

I plug in the drive, "Files" opens. Right click on the drive, select format, choose ntfs (or fat or ext4) click format again, all the boxes go away and nothing is done. User has read/write permission, ...
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No boot from USB option after booting to Windows 8

I removed a hard drive with only Ubuntu on it from my laptop (a Lenovo Z710) and replaced it with a hard drive containing only Windows 8. Before booting to the Windows drive, I put the Ubuntu drive ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu option not availiable when installing from USB stick!

I want to upgrade my current O.S. Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. For that purpose I created bootable usb stick using unetbootin. When the laptop boots, it boots from the usb. Now after a few steps ...
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installing ubuntu on to a pc without an os with a usb stick

im trying to install ubuntu onto a pc i have built that does not currently have an os on it, i have followed the ubuntu instructions to make my usb bootable. in my bios i have the option to boot from ...
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force format an encrypted/read only memory card

I had 1 GB memory card which I was using with my blackberry mobile. I suppose it was encrypted and read only. When is insert the memory card it shows the following file in it 9棥z.C6 pretty weird ...
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Bootable Flash Drive Ubuntu Install

Just to ask if the method shown here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Allows a computer to be installed with 64-bit Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu on one of my ...
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How can I get a exFAT drive to (auto) mount? [duplicate]

I have a flash drive that is formatted exFAT and when I plug it into my Ubuntu machine I get a mount error. How can I auto-mount exFAT formatted drives?
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USB Drive not Auto Mounting After Ejecting

Yesterday I plugged my USB drive into my ubuntu 13.10 laptop, it auto mounted and I clicked into a few directories and opened a couple of files, everything looked good. Then I ejected it. Today I ...
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Is it possible to have portable Lubuntu drive able to install packages?

I have an old Eee 901 company laptop and would like to use Lubuntu on it. However I do not want to change bootloader on anything including the default Win XP installation on the machine. I have no ...
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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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Safely remove option missing

I have two USB flash drives. When I connect the first one, the icon in the launcher is that of a USB stick and I get the option "Eject" only. When I connect the second one, I get a different icon ...
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Format a USB stick completely

How can I delete all data that is on stick? For example I have this problem: My stick has two partitions A (3.7 GB) and B (330 MB). How can I merge the two partitions in one and to delete all data ...