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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I make a USB device (a flash or hd) available to Ubuntu running in a virtual box?

I have added my devices to virtual box but they do not show up inside unbuntu. sudo fdisk -l does not list them. This worked once under "try ubuntu" automatically and the dirves were available and ...
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Cannot delete .Trash1000 folder on USB Drive

I have my pendrive working fine if I use it on Windows XP, but it contains some files (1.1GB), including .Trash1000 folder, and it is not allowing me to delete that. I tried the following, but none ...
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How to disable Storage Media access from USB and keep using USB keyboards mouses and Datacards?

Please Help me to disable Storage Media access from USB and in meanwhile using the USB port i want use keyboards mouses and Datacards. I have done it in windows is it possible in Ubuntu 12.04. Every ...
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Why does send to takes more time than copy-paste in Ubuntu?

When I try to send item to removable drive using send to option. Why does it takes more time than typical copy-paste? Is this a bug? Are there any patches created for this?
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Problems in detecting pen drive

First of all, I don't have an issue with detecting my pen drive on 32-bit ubuntu 12.04. It can detect my pen drive very fast when plug in. Then, I bought a laptop installed with windows 7 64-bit ...
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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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Sharkk wireless mouse not working in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Sharkk high precision laser mouse that I couldn't get to work with Ubuntu. It works in win 8 pro though. The touchpad and keyboard were still working. I did something with xorg.conf ...
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External USB HDD and Unetbootin

Can Unetbootin create a bootable disk out of Fat32 - formatted external HDD connected to PC via USB? I had no problems making such disks in Windows with Universal-USB-Installer, or YUMI, but ...
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usb not detecting in Ubuntu but it's getting detected in Virtual machine(windows)

usb pendrive is not getting detected in Ubuntu OS but it's getting detected in Virtual machine(windows) within same system . Please help me .
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fix a broken ubuntu installation from pendrive

Something went wrong in the upgrade of my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 The upgrade basically crashed halfway through. On booting I was thrown into a maintainence screen. I found some online instructions ...
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GParted/fdisk gives wrong size for drive

I have an 8GB USB Memory stick that I want to format. When I call fdisk -l, I get the following: Disk /dev/sdc: 1004.6 GB, 1004611174400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122137 cylinders, total ...
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Boot to USB HD with Linux on a Macbook

So I have a Macbook, and it's dual-booted....I almost never use MacOS, and I like Windows, but Rails is close to impossible to install on it, and so far my experience with it on OSX hasn't been that ...
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Install Windows 7 on a usb drive using Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to Install Windows 7 Home Premium on an external SSD. I found some tools and a guide which I successfully ran on a Windows machine. This WAIK tools include ...
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Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
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warning: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated

I am running into a problem while creating a USB drive with downloaded *.iso image in Windows, using Universal USB installer: I copied the ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso using Universal USB ...
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Permissions setting on a thumb drive

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. My laptop is a Dell Insperion. I plugged in a thumb drive 64 gig into the USB drive. About a week later, I plugged in the drive again and it said that I could not ...
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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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Ubuntu LIve USB on external 400GB solid state drive for prolonged use

In recent days I've managed to destroy two internal hard drives... Both my own lenovo thinkpad T410 and within a fortnight my father's lenovo ideapad Y450... I think I spurned the harddisks by sitting ...
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Installing multiple operating systems onto a flash drive

I am trying to install centos onto another one of my machines, and I am new to Ubuntu. When I downloaded centos the operating system came as two .iso images. So far I have been unable to figure out ...
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Failed to install Ubuntu

I have a problem whereby when I tried to install Ubuntu with my USB pendrive, my laptop crashes whenever i choose the Install option. My DVD reader is broken therefore my last resort is to use USB ...
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How to FSCK on with ecryptfs encrypted home directory? Is it necessary?

I set the switch to encrypt my home directory at installation. I installed Ubuntu on a USB pen drive, so the chances to garbage are higher than usual. I have the serious assumption, that the file ...
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Need help with USB flash drives

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 and have been experiencing many problems with USB flash drives since (mounting trouble). No problems occurred using 12.04. I have no data on this computer, so if need be ...
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USB - UNetbootin not showing?

I am currently using Ubuntu, and trying to dual boot with Backtrack 5. I have the ISO and everything but when I start UNetbootin there is no USB showing up. It shows in the sidebar of Ubuntu that my ...
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Usb 3.0 speed transfer is suddenly slow

I'm using Transcend Storejet M3 500 GB external hard drive. The drive has usb 3.0. My laptop has only usb 2.0 ports. The speed is about 30 MB/s (write or read). To me it is fast enough. But since ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot problem from usb

On my laptop I installed ubuntu 13.04 on an external usb disk (so if the external usb disk is connected ubuntu starts, otherwise windows 7 starts from the internal hard disk). Today I tried to start ...
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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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Problems instaling ubuntu studio over ubuntu 13.10

So I had Ubuntu studio version 12.10 on my Toshiba laptop before it was stolen out of my car unfortunately. I would like to install Ubuntu studio on my other Toshiba which is currently using regular ...
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External hard drive not working in 12.10

I am using a Seagate external hard disk on Windows. It is working properly, but the same hard disk is not working in Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to know what is the problem. This is the output of ...
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WD My Book Not Recognized

I switched from an old release of Linux Mint to Ubuntu 13.04 today. This afternoon I backed up everything onto my trusty WD My Book external hard drive. When finished I installed Ubuntu 13.04, made ...
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USB device is not working after grub installation

Pendrive is not working after grub installation. It is working in Windows XP in the same PC.
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PXE-E53: No Boot Filename Received

I am using a Win7 Dell laptop, and tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB using the Universal-USB-installer (Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.5: with it, I formatted the drive as FAT 32, and used the ...
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restore 'format' option on usb unity launcher

Before installing ubuntu 13.04, whenever I inserted a usb pen drive, a icon appeared on the unity launcher bar on the right side of the screen. right clicking on it gave me a 'format' option that ...
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Problem Formatting in Ubuntu 12.04

Recently my friend gave me his 8GB flash drive, but when I plugged in, I can't copy/delete any files. I tried formatting that using Disk Utility. (Normal formatting and Unmount-format-mount system) ...
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USB Stick endlessly trying to connect(blinking): Wont format. How to fix?

32 GB USB 3.0 flash stick drive Disk utility = Sees its there, tried to format - fail. Times out, Exit status 1. Tried to make new Partition table - fail. times out. Gparted: try to format - fails, ...
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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 ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 via Boot USB Stick Issue

I've tried to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old XP computer. I've gone into BIOS setup and changed the Boot sequency to try booting from the USB Stick first, then c:\ . When I reboot, there is no ...
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Steps to install Ubuntu on Acer Extensa 5630 with Windows Vista?

I have an Acer Extensa running Windows Vista. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit to my Acer Aspire V5. I have the file on the computer and I can click it, and it shows the install files for the ...
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ubuntu 12.10 from USB (not Live) doesn't boot on Lenovo Z580 anymore

I installed ubuntu on my usb flash disk. It worked fine with windows 8 which was installed on my laptop. I had in my BIOS "ubuntu" position like on those pictures But I had stopped using ubntu for ...
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encrypted pendrive became inaccessible after Lubuntu upgrade

I have an ext3 formated pendrive encrypted. If I recall, I did it with the program cryptsetup. Then one day I upgraded Lubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. Now it does not recognize my password. I have not ...