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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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Kingston Datatraveler won't mount in ubuntu 14.04

I try and try and try but ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing my flash drive. It's a Kingston Datatraveler which has never caused me any problems before until now. Anybody know what to do?
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...