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How can I temporarily suspend Nautilus filesystem automounting, without making permanent changes to the system and user configuration?

I have written a tool which automatically formats and copies files to USB flash drives when they are inserted. It needs the drive to be unmounted to format it. Normally Nautilus will automatically ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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Meaning of different icons for USB flash drives

Ubuntu uses at least three different icons for identifying USB storages. What are the criteria used to diferentiate those? For instance, I have two nearly identical Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB ...
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“Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdc1: Input/output error” while formatting my pendrive?

I have a Transcend 4 GB pen-drive. When I tried to format my pen-drive by right-clicking and selecting format, it showed: Error creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling ...
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How do I mount USB drives as given user automatically?

How do I get my USB drive to auto-mount as owned by 'me' rather than by whomever is logged in to the computer screen at the time? Often I SSH into my computer while someone else is using it, and so ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't load pendrive

Yesterday, I upgraded my xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Now, when I put in my pendrive to usb - xubuntu does not open it. I see pendrive icon on my desktop, but when I try and open it, I get the error: ...
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USB Drive Always has to be Checked Even After 'Proper' Unmount

I have an ADATA UV150 32GB USB flash drive. The problem I have is that even after unmounting it 'properly' (i.e. pressing the eject button), it is always mounted read only when I connect it again. To ...
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Connecting phone in mass storage mode

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Rednote phone using USB cable. I would like to connect the phone using mass storage mode to copy big amount of data to the SD card. If followed a tutorial to enable ...
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pdf File permission not changing in hp 8 GB pendrive

I have large amount of data in pdf file. The owner, group and others can read and write this file. But when i copied this pdf file to my 8 GB hp pendrive and tried to open it, i failed. It displays ...
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USB is not mountable, system doesn't know how

I wanted to mount Windows 8 on USB and it kinda succeded given that moving data "has completed" without errors. The next day, I plug USB in and I get following error. Right after I put USB in the ...
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My usb drive not detected after removing it without unmount

I have written some files to my usb drive, then I removed it from my laptop without un-mounting it (ejecting it) from Nautilus. Now I plugged it in and Ubuntu does not detect it at all. GParted does ...
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Boot error: stopping system v runlevel compatibility and checking battery state

I'm running OpenFoam froam an ubuntu pendrive. One day it stopped booting with this error message: stopping system v runlevel compatibility. The next times i tried to boot it stucks at "checking ...
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USB 3.0, mSATA, SSD in Enclosure connecting then disconnecting. What is happening?

I have a mSTAT SSD that I have put into a USB 3.0 enclosure and it is not working. When I connect my drive, it will mount but after about a few seconds it will disconnect. Sometimes it will ...
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Ubuntu server in Vbox hangs when adding a line to fstab to mount a USB Drobo for owncloud

The basics: Hardware running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Kubuntu) w/ 6Gigs ram in old Optiplex 760 SFF. Drobo 4 USB2.0 w/8Tbs VBox 4.3.14 r95030 I have managed to get Ubuntu server 32bit running in Vbox for ...
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Reading from USB Drives is extremely slow in ubuntu 12.04

Reading/ Copying files from external USB drives is extremely slow on my laptop - less than 50 kbps. I have tried with multiple pen drives, and an external hard-drive. I know that there's no problem in ...
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Dell vostro 2520 3rd gen PDC factory set bootable pendrive creation

I have Dell vostro 2520 Intel 3rd gen Pentium dual core laptop. I want to create a bootable pendrive along with my factory default driver files. In internet I can find the ubuntu OS 12.04, but not the ...
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Why can't I mount a USB device in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I try to mount a USB storage device, I receive an error stating that I am not authorized to perform the operation. I've added myself to the fuse and plugdev user groups to no avail.
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how to mount Samsung s5 on Ubuntu

How can I mount Samsung S5 on Ubuntu. File transfer to device is fine, but from device to ubuntu reads error
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dd command not working properly in ubuntu 14.04

I have been using dd command to write an image file to my USB drive. After installing Ubuntu 14.04, the image is not getting written properly. The same image, which was written using another machine ...
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USB to IDE/SATA adapter: see partitions under WinXP but not under ubuntu

I want to learn CAINE. So I took an old IDE HDD, connected external power and a Logitech USB to SATA/PATA adapter, and booted to ubuntu-based live-dvd CAINE. No usb storage was found. To test the ...
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Usb3.0 udev events lag in 14.04

I have an application running on ubuntu 14.04(on an intel nuc) which responds to udev events. I have found using udeavadm monitor that there are lengthy lags in the events being sent. For instance if ...
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How to plug out usb-device if it opened in window (in KDE)?

If window shows content of the usb-device then device can't be retrieved, the system tells that device is used. In other graphic environments you can freely plug out the device, even if you currently ...
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Make USB key with encrypted Ubuntu install bootable using GParted?

I forgot to make my USB key bootable when I was installing Ubuntu to it. BIOS doesn't pick it up but grub on the SSD does. Now when I start a live session and try to make it bootable with GParted the ...
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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Flashdrive shows up twice in Disk Utility and one is listed as a 1.4 terabyte CD Drive

I have an old 2 gig thumbdrive, and one day I decided to use it to backup my data. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I setup Back In Time to backup to it, but it failed. I tried again, and this time the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
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Ubuntu: remount troubleshooting

I've got: read-only USB device. I want: Remount it with RW permissions sudo mount -o rw,remount /media/user/MyPassport/ Problem: mount: /media/user/MyPassport not mounted or bad option
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No pendrive detection

Output of dmesg | tail: [ 143.142967] usb 2-1.5: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci [ 143.237468] usb 2-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6387 [ 143.237472] usb ...
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surface pro/micro SD performance comparison question

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my microsd. I put / on 15 gig partition and /boot on 1 gig partition on the hard drive. Memory never gets past 2 gig but I created a swap just because. I can't figure ...
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Anybody notice that ubuntu 14.04 is extremly slow when you connect a usb flash drive or usb external drive?

if i remember correctly in older versions of ubuntu a usb flash drive icon would appear on the desktop and it would mount by itself so that you would gain access to the files right away. i have ubuntu ...
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Can't get SD card or USB drive to mount

Here is some info if it helps: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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UNetbootin can't recognize USB after it's mounted

I'm wondering if anyone has this problem? I mounted a USB drive formatted as FAT32 to a directory, but UNetbootin still couldn't recognize it. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. And also I couldn't see the USB ...
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Mounting USB Doesn't Work

I have an Acer C720. I used the Crouton method to get Ubuntu and I don't know how to get to certain logs and such to post about this problem. I put the flash drive in while LXDE is running and it ...
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Usb flashdrive problem

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04 (came from windows xp) First I could write files to a flashdrive. Now it says I don't have permission. I'm not a terminal man (yet) What did i do wrong and how can I solve ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 Stopped Reading USB Sticks with I/O errors

I have an essential installation of ubuntu 12.04 server that, after some days of working perfectly, stopped reading correctly any USB sticks (with regular FAT32 FS). Dmesg reports I/O errors on sdb ...
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Can not Format Usb Drive “Read Only”

So I was using my usb at other place (windows) and now I noticed that I can not format or write on it. I tried to format it on ubuntu and on windows same problem (read only problem) I tried, ...
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How do I get my pendrive to work again

I had a FAT32 formatted usb drive, which when opened in ubuntu displayed a folder named "System Volume Information". I deleted this folder and then I was unable to open the Pendrive using nautillus. ...
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Pendrive not showing up

My Sandisk 8GB pendrive was working perfectly in my ubuntu until recently i make that as windows xp botable pendive and installed XP on my another machine and then after formatting it inserting it in ...
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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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How can I boot full Ubuntu 14.04 from my external hard drive?

I have no idea how to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows 8.1 laptop, so I need help to boot FULL ubuntu off of my Seagate External drive.
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Problem installing Lubuntu 13.10 [Kernel Panic]

Hello ~ I've had trouble installing Lubuntu 13.10 [64bit] from a usb drive. [I used Universal USB installer] I boot from a usb drive, menu loads up and I can pick with arrow keys - but then as soon ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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usb floppy drive

Just installed 12.04, am trying to get syst to recognize a usb floppy drive; it reads flash drives just fine but while the drive (and the test floppy in it) work on another system, the file window ...
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How do I prevent unnecessary USB spin up?

When I open a document in some applications, Gedit for instance, I have to wait five to ten seconds while I can hear my USB disk spinning up. This happens even though the document I open resides on ...
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I have problems with my pendrive

One of my friends recently gave me some videos with a pendrive . When I opened the pendrive there was only a few shortcuts but the pendrives property shows that it had 14 gb . just like my friend gave ...
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Specific Encryption problem: use encrypted media on a system without root access

I have a specific problem related to encryption, and I need some help: I have an external drive, on which I store data on which I work, i.e. I need applications to be able to access those data; I am ...
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same files show different modified dates when accessed by different computers running ubuntu 12.04

I have several USB drives connected to my 3 computers, all of which run Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The USB drives are connected some to my primary system, some to the second, and some to the third, ...
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USB doesn't start automatically

My computer doesn't load USB drives the way I expect. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ideapad P500. I have read the Ubuntu wiki titled Mount/USB and I still find my situation strange. Please read on ...