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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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Pendrive Wont Mount, Errror

Pen-drive wont mount, although its working fine on my friend system Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-hp_v210w_0419570000000162-0:0-part1"' exited with ...
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Run Ubuntu from removed HDD via USB enclosure?

My laptop's current hard drive has only Ubuntu 13.10 installed on it. My goal is to remove it, put it in a SATA to USB enclosure, and run it from there. I'll be putting a drive with Windows 8 back ...
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i cant install ubuntu using pendrive usb installer

i have tried countless times to install ubuntu to my laptop/ netbook, but to no avail, i have followed all the instructions on this ...
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Is putting swap on a USB2 flashdrive practical?

After searching here, I found no direct answer to: Is it practical to put swap on a USB Flash drive? I do not yet know if the teeny-tiny flash drive (Fit CZ33 ) I wish to use runs at high-speed (480 ...
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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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Back and front panel usb port not working on Ubuntu 12.04

Back and front panel usb port not working on Ubuntu 12.04. Please help me and suggest me the solution of this issue. Thanking you in advance
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Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, and ...
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usb drive is not detected on 12.04 LTS

I have 15GB Kingston Pendrive. And it is not detected in Ubuntu and remain hung up in Windows. sudo fdisk -l output: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk ...
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Live USB “Check disk for defects” returns defects

I'm trying to use a live USB to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. I made the disk with pendrivelinux (per instructions on the Ubuntu website). It all completed successfully, I checked the ...
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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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Getting an error on Live USB boot: “(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

There are plenty of threads on this topic, I've tried every solution mentioned there: Different version of Ubuntu (Kubuntu 13.10, Kubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.04) Using USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports ...
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grub rescue, unaware of ubuntu on my machine

i was unaware my friend installed ubuntu on my machine until now because im suddenly getting a grub rescue error. all i did yesterday was turn the machine on, check email and turn it off. Today it ...
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How can I get all USB storage device to mount as read-only or offer no mount options at all?

These are the two parts of my query: Is there a way to mount all USB storage/flash/removable storage devices as read-only i.e. set the default mount policy to read-only? Back in Windows OS, I could ...
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Problems Re-installing ubuntu

I previously uninstalled the operating system "Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit", and now it is not available to boot from. I am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit" and I am having quite a hassle doing so. I ...
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How do I block file transfer to USB devices except for USB headphones?

I want to block USB file transfer in my Ubuntu OS, but I am using USB headphones - so I want to block only file transfer to USB pendrives. How do I block file transfer to USB devices except for USB ...
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13.10 - Can't copy iso file to pen drive

I want to copy 4.4 GB ISO file to 8 GB pen drive, but after coping 4.3 GB, it shows file too large, even though there is enough free space in the pen drive. So I had to copy it to external hard disk. ...
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San Disk Cruzer Glide 32 GB and 8Gb can't be copied to.

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with a kernal of 3.0.0-17-generic (#30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UT When I tried to copy files to a San Disk Cruzer 8gb usb drive, the copy process went a short way and then ...
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USB device does not appear in Ubuntu 13.04

I got a problem . when I'm connecting my USB drive my drive does not apear in desktop I have run the command - dmesg | tail and the output is - [ 1178.937179] usb 3-2: SerialNumber: N85H8K1R [ ...
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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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Copying issue in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

While copying files from the pen-drive, the copying speed gradually slows down. Copying rate is too slow and stops at the last moment. The dialogue box shows remaining time is 0 seconds, but copying ...
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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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Specific PendrIve not being detected in UBUNTU 12.04 after making it bootable

My Ubuntu is unable to recognize the Transcend USB Pen-drive. This problem is persisting since I had made it Bootable to install the Windows XP on other PC. Before this, It was working fine and being ...
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Boot problems in install

I had windows 8 running on my computer and decided that I wanted to swith over to using ubuntu. I used my USB drive and downloaded the 13.10 edition. The. I used the PendriveLinux software from the ...
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How to recover virus infected files from pendrive in Ubuntu

I need to recover my pictures and files from a pendrive. I used the pendrive in Windows yesterday to download a file. After that when I inserted the pendrive in Ubuntu, it was only showing the trash ...
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USB Drive inaccesible in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel 3.2.0-55-generic). I have a 32GB USB drive which I'm unable to mount on this system. Any help appreciated. The USB drive shows up as /dev/sdb in the 'disks' ...
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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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UEFI USB boot error : No such device: /.disk/Info

As the title states I'm getting this error Error: no such device: /.disk/Info And then it enters GRUB rescue . When I try to boot Ubuntu(12.04.3) via USB drive in UEFI mode. Booting works just fine ...
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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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How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick?

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick? I need to know: A) the space given to persistent storage B) how much of it is free. My idea is to copy some of my ...
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Flash drive doesn't automount [closed]

I have automount and automount-open parameters set up in org.gnome.desktop.media-handling. Tried all USB ports, USB is FAT32 formatted. Mounting through the terminal works, also founded more ...
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Unmount script running on unmounted device

How can I unmount a USB drive using a script located on that drive? The device appears busy when the script is running,
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Failed to attach the USB device - SKYMEDI USB drive

I try to attach a USB drive in a virtual box Ubuntu 12.04. I select Devices from the menu and then USB devices. I select the USB drive. Error Message Failed to attach the USB device SKYMEDI USB ...
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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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best Linux distro to install on an usb Flash (full installation) [closed]

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 in my usb Flash ( 8 Go) it seems too slow so what is best Linux distro to install on an usb Flash (full installation) ? :)
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Pendrive is not working after installing ubuntu 13.04 64 BIT on it. Help?

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my hp v115w 8 gb pendrive. I mean the full installation, not the liveDisk one. Now the pendrive is completely dead. It booted from the pendrive couple of times ...
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Universal Pen Drive Linux Will Not Burn IOS Ubuntu 13.10 To USB [duplicate]

Universal Pen Drive Linux will not let me burn the iso to my usb. Whenever I attempt it it says 'can not open file 'E:*where I put my downloads*\ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso' as archive'. Any help ...
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I've used Ubunetin to Install on flash drive but now BIOS / PC won't Read!

So far I've tried everything from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and none of them want to boot of my flash drive. I've even tried changing the Flash drive. One a 8GB PNY and another being a OneTouch ...
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Flash Drives Installer?

I know I used to be able to install Ubuntu on a flash drive, then install it on a hard drive, using the flash, instead of a CD. Its been a few years since I've had to install from a flash drive, so ...
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Why does Ubuntu complaint that my SD card is in use when it is not? How do I establish the connection to this device?

My IOGEAR SD Card Reader/Writer is recognized on Ubuntu (by using VM ware) but when I try to connect to "Removable Devices -> Alcor Micro Flash Card Reader/Writer" , the following message appears: ...
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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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How Can I Install A Steam game On A Flash Drive

I'm Really Stupid When It Computers So, I'm Wondering if I Install Garry's Mod On A flash Drive? I Don't Know How And Im Retarded With This Stuff. Thanks :D
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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 ...