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How to mount a USB drive

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. I just plugged in a 30 GB USB mini hard drive, but it doesn't seem to be detected. Unfortunately the page in the manual seems to be missing. I'm sure this is easy, but ...
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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 USB issues

I need to create a steam directory on a usb drive. How can I give my drive permanent su rights so I don't have to mess with it every time I boot the system?
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Plugging USB 3.0 Pendrive in USB 3.0 port causes system to be slow

I have a HP x720w USB 3.0 Pendrive. When I plug it into the USB 3.0 port, the system gets awfully slow - The mouse becomes almost unresponsive. (I can mount the pendrive though and the transfer speed ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize my external HDD?

After several years of dabbling in Ubuntu as a dual-boot with Windows, my Windows side was in bad need of a deep clean and reinstall, and I decided instead to finally make the leap to Ubuntu. So, I ...
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usb external hard drive / Pendrive encryption

I want to make encrypted usb drive (using ubuntu 14.04 LTS) , so that I can use that usb drive in another computer with any other OS ( Windows7, Windows8 , Linux-mint etc) . I want to apply the ...
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How to install Ubuntu so that my trackpad works?

I currently have windows 10, I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a dual-boot back when i had windows 8.1 and the track pad did not work so now I have windows 10 and just 10 minutes ago i tried ...
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Verbatim flash drive not visible

It worked fine few days back but now its not visible. When I ran dmesg I got this(cropped some o/p as limit exceeded): [12756.483126] 0000000000000009 ffff88015f203da8 ffffffff81723700 ...
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how to send uart pakage and read them on Ubuntu terminal (CH340G USB to Serial)

i have CH340G i dont know if it need to get driver or not i connect it to a PIC micro controller which sent bytes via UART RX TX to the USB to serial CH340G ,so does any one has idea about how to ...
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Unable to copy folder to usb when in recovery mode - “Read only file system”

I want to copy the folders in documents in usb but I cant open my terminal I tried this code cp -R /home/topher/Documents /mnt/ but it says cp: cannot creat directory /mnt/Documents : read only ...
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Flash drives don't mount automatically and don't show in GTK+3 applications

Ubuntu 14.04 stopped handling flash drives recently, for unknown reasons. There's no hardware or filesystem problems, I tested multiple ones and they all mount correctly on Windows on the same ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac via usb drive without erasing anything on the mac

I want to install Ubuntu 15.04 on my mom's iMac. I'm new to these things and I don't want to erase anything on her computer, as she has many files and pictures. I installed the "preview" I guess i ...
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USB bootable Pendrive for Laptop Windows & Ubuntu

Context: Laptop with a CORRUPT ubuntu 12.04 Partition and a corrupt Windows 7. Corrupt on the ubuntu partition was caused by accidently suspending the laptop during an operating system update to ...
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Peripherals work, but flash drives do not.

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I recently had issues with my mobo and PSU and both have now been replaced. Before the replacement my USB ports would only work with my mouse and keyboard, but did not ...
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How to Fix “Unable to access 7.7 GB Volume”

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/node2/0001-2DF8: Command-line `mount -t "vfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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How to protect Pendrive from become Write-protect in future?

If your Pen Drive is Write Protected. Then it is nearly impossible to Format and make it reusable. Gparted is mostly successful method for that kind of problems.But so many times it also fails to ...
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alert does not exist. dropping to a shell (external disk)

It used to be simple start the system from an external disk/usbstick. "But why make it simple when you can do in complex" I am trying boot ubuntu from USB-stick (xubuntu that is). What I have done ...
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Ubuntu admin user privileges error

When trying to change settings in the network toolbar dropdown, I get this error: Connection activation failed (32) Not authorized to control networking.` When trying to mount a USB drive: Unable ...
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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How to enable write protection of USB drive

I am using Lubuntu and I am new in using this. I have a pendrive and whenever I insert it in a PC that's not mine, in anyway it gets affected with virus. So I want to enable the write protection on my ...
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USB Flash Drive Unreadable After Using on Mac OSX

I have a new flash drive that I have been using with just Ubuntu to transfer files between computers. Everything worked fine for a while, then after plugging the drive into an iMac the disk no longer ...
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I have been running Ubuntu off a flash drive on my Windows 7 laptop and now suddenly Windows won't boot up. Please help?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flashdrive and have been using it on my Windows 7 laptop. During the start up process I would press F12 and then select to boot off my USB drive. Ubuntu would ...
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MP3 player not recognized

My problem is I plug my MP3 player, a Philips goGear vibe 8GB, and it doesn't show anywhere, that I can recognize. Here are the results from the commands I've tried so far: lsusb: Bus 002 Device ...
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Ubuntu create virtual USB flash drive

How to create in host Ubuntu a virtual USB flash drive for working with it in VirtualBox? I need to create a virtual image physical USB flash drive. And in VirtualBox it connects the virtual image as ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 no caching page found

I just upgraded from Ubuntu Server 14.04 to 14.04.2 and now I get this error on my three USB hard drives which are set up in a single LVM. I never had this error before and was able to transfer data ...
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Unable to mount 2 4TB external seagate hdd but can mount either one by itself

I'm not sure if this is a bug or what. It certainly is preventing me from getting any useful work done. I looked through previous posts but can't find anything that seems to apply so my apologies if ...
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Installing to SD Card

i have created a USB device with an ISO image using PenDrive and when I boot up from it I get the choice to either "try Linux" or else "install". I dont want to overwrite my Windows installation but ...
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Seagate Expansion drive is not detecting

I am trying to connect my seagate 1Tb expansion drive with my ubuntu. drive is not detecting in my system. I tried many forum questions but nothing worked for me. I tried this command in terminal as ...
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Ubuntu doesnt mount anymore an mp3 usb player

I have an arena oregon mp180 and in the past it was used to be seen like a normal USB stick. Today, after a couple years, I am trying it again, but Ubuntu doesn't mount it any more like it used to ...
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mount/fix pendrive

I have been trying to fix this 4Gb pendrive that I can't get to mount. I've checked many applications and the drive is good, also checked different Operating Systems and it came back the drive is ...
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Changing owner of block device file

I have a disk that I'm connecting it via USB. In system it has /dev/sdb block device file. By default it is owned by root. I want to automatically change owner to my user. So I'm writing a udev rule ...
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Flash Drive with Ubuntu Installed; Storage Partition Isn't Recognized in Windows

I have ubuntu installed on a 32GB Sandisk Cruzerblade flash drive, with some of the drive reserved for use as storage. The problem I'm having is that the storage partition isn't recognized in Windows. ...
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Can't dual boot: No OS was found

I'm trying to dual boot my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 along with windows 8.1. I've created a bootable usb using both unetbootin and isotousb. When I boot from usb it says "An OS wasn't found. Try ...
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Files written to a flash drive in windows do not show up on an ubuntu system

The files that I store onto a flash drive on my windows system do not show up when I move the flash drive to an Ubuntu system. When I move the drive back to my windows system the file(s) are still ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.1 with mac os Yosemite

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 in dual boot on mac Yosemite. I installed refind, I created a bootable pendrive with Universal USB Installer. After running Ubuntu from menu refind, a black ...