For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
2k views

installing ubuntu (13.10) on external usb hard drive

I know this question sort of has been answered elsewhere, notably, here: Install Ubuntu to Boot from Partition on external Hard Drive except that i am having an error that i do not know what to do ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Ubuntu on USB keeps asking to install on hdd

I used the Pendrive universal USB installer to create a live USB w/Ubuntu I can boot fine and everything works but everytime I boot it asks if I want to install to the HDD. I choose no but it takes ...
1
vote
0answers
577 views

USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Is there a way to sync my laptop's Ubuntu install with a jumpdrive Ubuntu install?

So I'm doing a fresh install of Ubuntu on my laptop right now. I also have a jumpdrive with Ubuntu installed on it with a persistent setup. What I would like is to be able to plug the jumpdrive into ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Keyboard usb not working during boot

Bootable usb is not working neither is my keyboard during boot in ubuntu 16.04 LTS . Cannot access boot menu, bios settings. But can access GNUB. I want to uninstall ubuntu but don't know now how it's ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Fixing a Windows 10 BCD error from Ubuntu 14.04

I'm kind of new to Linux though I've been using it for a while now, but I'm in a very weird position at the moment. I have a new PC with no OS on it whatsoever, I managed to create an Ubuntu 14.04 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

How to install 16.04 with /home folder on separate USB flash drive to limit writes to new SSD

So I got a new SSD, and I'm reading that among other configurations it's advised to have your /home folder on a separate drive to reduce writes to an SSD. I tried this during install, selecting "...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Pendrive not detected in ubuntu 16.04

My sandisk pendrive when plugged in turns up in disk utility application but is not detected in ubuntu home.I used this pendrive to install ubuntu in my computer.After that,it is not detected by ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Sandisk Cruzer Blade not detected and can't be formatted

My sandisk cruzer blade is not write protected and it is not mounted in ubuntu. I can't even format it using Disks utility in ubuntu. dmesg | tail info: rishi@rishi:~$ dmesg | tail [192006.789212] sd ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

LG External CD/DVD Drive not recognized 16.04

I recently upgraded to 16.04 and cannot get Ubuntu to recognize my external cd/dvd drive. It powers up, opens and closes with no problems, but does not mount. The output for sudo lshw -short is ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

My USB 3.0 Card Is Having issues

On Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, my PCI-E USB 3.0 Card used to work until I either installed Wine (Windows Program Emulator) or Light DM Login Chromium OS 1.0 (lightdm-login-chromiumos) and then I was going ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Login problems IRONKEY d250 enterprise Ubuntu 14.04

I have a IRONKEY d250 enterprise device and want to use it on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I have followed all the procedures in the linux folder, but when I run the ironkey execution file I get the ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Usb drive clone

I want to clone my "security" usb-stick with a encrypted partition on it. The model is "Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0" But unfortunatelly my ubuntu doesn't recognize it correctly. I see it ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Ubuntu MATE problems with external media permissions

I just started trying out Ubuntu MATE in 16.04 and I can't edit my thumb-drive files because they belong to root. I tried changing the mount point with gnome-disks to media/user/DRIVE still belong to ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

USB Drive not being recognized

I have a Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 (64GB) and it is not being recognized by ubuntu. I tested in 3 different machines. It is not even being listed with lsusb (lsusb will give the same output with or ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

“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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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) ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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)....
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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
0
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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....
0
votes
0answers
73 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
134 views

“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, ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

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 command:...
0
votes
0answers
112 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

USB ports stopped working suddenly

All of the sudden my USB ports stopped working. I tried to fix it by searching on google for solution but nothing that I did solved my problem. Today I installed unity-tweak and now my laptop is ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Machine setup got USB 3.0 post-upgrade, though xHCI not working

Ubuntu Desktop 64Bits 14.04 LTS installed on virtual machine. Virtual machine powered by Virtual Box. The Ubuntu installation was carried out yet in the days as VirtualBox 4.3 was installed and used >>...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

One USB isn't detected in lsusb but another one is

I have two USB flash drives, a SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 (8 GB) and a Silicon Power Blaze B05 USB 3.0 (16 GB), and whilst the former both shows up in lsusb and auto-mounts1, the latter does neither....
0
votes
0answers
16 views

move win7 from hdd to bootable USB

I have 3 HDD's A = Ubuntu 14.04 runnig inside my Laptop B = Win 7 running inside my Laptop c = 2.5" Datadisk with an USB adapter I need Win7 for ODB2 Tool, but I wound swap des Disks all the time. ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Ubuntu flash drive meteor install

I am running ubuntu gnome off a flash drive and I sucessfully installed meteor on Friday. Now, Monday after rebooting ubuntu I cannot find meteor. How do you access meteor and the "myapp" I made? I am ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.10 guest crashes when flipping back to host

Running Ubuntu 14.10 guest on a Windows 7 host. I can switch between the host and the guest without problem except in this case: While in Ubuntu, I inserted a USB key and read some files. If I switch ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Can't open pendrive

[sorry, bad english] Looks like my pendrive is bugged. It doesn't open on Windows or Ubuntu. Ubuntu recognizes the pendrive, but can't see inside. When I try "fdisk -l" the process doesn't end (stop ...
0
votes
0answers
128 views

How to properly format a flash drive, and use Ubuntu's USB Boot creator tool?

I constantly format my flash drive due to distro installations from a flash drive. every sigle time that i put a new distro in the flash drive using ubuntu's tool i find myself with an error when i ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

Problems installing Ubuntu on USB drives

I have tried multiple times to install Ubuntu on a Lexar 64GB USB flash drive, first 14.04 LTS, then 15.10, without success. The Live Disk tryout works OK if a bit slow, and the installation appears ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Repair unread USB Drive on ubuntu 14.04

sudo fdisk -l I have USB drive, after i format this USB drive, computer can't read this USB. how to fix it?
0
votes
0answers
77 views

recover western digital my passport ultra

I cant read my western digital my passport after I put dd /dev/zeros and a whole bunch of other crap on it. Now with gdisk and hdparm (with the nasty --dco-restore option) I have reasonable output (...