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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, ...
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Can't see my mobile sd card in Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to see the SD card of my mobile phone when I plug it into my PC via USB, but when I plug in my USB pen drive it will detect it automatically. Is there any way to show the SD card of my ...
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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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USB Flash drive size usage discrepancy

I've got a 68gb thumb drive with 52gb of stuff on it and I've got 9gb remaining to add, but I can't do so because Thunar says there's insufficient space. Hitting properties shows this: I've unhidden ...
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How do I wipe my USB properly?

USB - 16GB - Had viruses Nwiped USB...didn't complete. Used DoD Short method. Didn't complete Now I can only read 16MiB of USB fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 16 MB, 16777216 bytes 255 heads, ...
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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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I am booting Ubuntu 15.10 from a Transcend Jetflash USB drive. getting kernal vesamenu.c32 not found [duplicate]

I am booting Ubuntu 15.10 from my flash drive, and I am getting the error for kernel image vesamenu.c32 (i cant recall the exact error message. The original OS on the C:/ drive is Windows XP. Can I ...
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Making a Ubuntu Live USB?

Using the program Universal USB Installer, is it possible to make a Ubuntu Live USB so I can boot the USB, Use Ubuntu until I get bored, shut down my computer, remove the the Live USB and then just ...
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My usb flash drive is not detected by Ubuntu Linux 15.10 WilyWerewolf. How to fix?

Hi I have a Kingston 32 Gigabytes usb flash drive that is not being detected by ubuntu well it detected in the disk program but not Files program.
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USB speed converges to 0

I have a laptop and a desktop computer both running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have an issue: When transfer files from/to USB drives, the speed looks good when the copy starts, but immediately afterwards ...
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Freecom external USB disk shown as two different devices 2TiB and 746GiB

I just bought an external USB disk called "Freecom Hard Drive XS 3TB" (user manual). Immediately after unpacking, I plugged it into Ubuntu and it shows as two devices (/dev/sda is my laptop's drive): ...
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Key is CORRECT: “not authorized” to decrypt?

On ubuntu 14.04 I installed Xfce to make remote desktop work. On win7 when i rdp to the machine and attempt to mount an encrypted usb device I get "not authorized to perform operation" message. I've ...
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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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How to handle USB Drive mounting error

I have a Monster Digital Overdrive USB SSD 128GB hard drive. I had it mounted and was copying files to it when my system shutdown for some reason. Now when I try and access it I get this error: ...
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usb drive is not mounting

I have a sony usb drive of 8 gb. It is not mounting at all. Help me mount it. It seems like there is some problem with my usb. The following is the disks window of my window. Additional Details: ...
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Deactivate an Ubuntu LiveUSB, make it unbootable without reformatting

In a previous life I used a certain USB drive to install Ubuntu on a server. After installing I deleted all the files and started using it for storing copies of backups. Some time later I rebooted ...
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Flash drive not writable after removing bootable OS

I followed these instructions to wipe out the bootable OS from my flash drive. While the bootable was removed, the drive remained unwritable. I then tried following these instructions to make it ...
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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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How can I move one Ubuntu installation to another?

Here's what I'm asking in more detail: Let's say I have Ubuntu installed on a flash disk, and I have another Ubuntu installation installed on an external HDD (both have the same Ubuntu version). If ...
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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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Don't show a window for the removable devices

Every time I connect a removable device, a Nautilus window with its contents pops up. Can I disable it somehow?
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how to format removable USB disk [duplicate]

I Can't find out how to format my usb stick. Have read some guides but can't find "Format Device" anywhere. Anyone got the same problem? Or have a solution to my problem? Greatful for all answers. ...
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Bootable USB of Ubuntu Minimal CD

I want to burn Ubuntu Minimal CD ISO to an old, 1 GB USB thumbdrive. Regular ISO doesn't fit. I already tried Startup Disk Creator and Unetbootin but both failed. I tried installing GRUB and pointing ...
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Ubuntu-Gnome 15.04: USB 3.0 HDD very slow

Following situation: If I connect my USB 3.0 HDD (WD MyPassport) to the USB 3.0 Interface of my laptop and then try to copy a large file with nautilus the speed only reaches around 10MB/sec. So I ...
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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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Transcend Jetflash 2GB pendrive not detected properly.No space in Ubuntu

This is the lsusb -v log for the pendrive. I didn't see it is mounted. Bus 001 Device 008: ID 058f:1234 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device ...
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How can I mount an external USB pen connected to Ubuntu phone

USB sticks don't automount when connected to my Ubuntu phone Bq Aquaris e5. And in terminal app "lsusb" is not even present Any idea on how to see, mount and access external USB storage connected ...
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USB drive mount point bugs out

I'm using several ext4 formatted USB drives (of different make) which have to be removed regularly without any "safe unmounting". Sometimes, and this appears to be completely random and may only ...
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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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How to determine the `/dev` path to a Flash drive

When does a Flash drive inserted end up being /dev/sdb as opposed to /dev/sdb1 or vice versa? What is the command line that will determine the path of a newly inserted Flash drive?
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How can I reformat this Flash drive to be ext4

How can I reformat a Flash drive to be not partitioned and ext4? The Disks utility does not work for me. This drive has no partitions currently and I have no need for Master Boot Record and it is ...
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Why is this Flash drive apparently nearly full?

I have several 16GB Flash drives that I use for backups. Some of them are Master Boot Record and ext4. Some are not bootable and ext4. It does not seem to make any difference to my need for file ...
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Trouble with partition on a USB flash drive

Xubuntu 14.04.3, USB flash drive 4GB. After using the standard tool for writing flash drives in Linux Mint 17.2 MATE i've installed Xubuntu, but when I decided to format the flash drive i got this: ...
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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 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 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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Is there any way to auto start a hardware encrypted SafeXs USB? [duplicate]

I recently aquired a cross platform hardware encrypted SafeXs USB key. To mount it on Ubuntu I have to do the following steps. Open a terminal and go to the device login volume (usually mounted in ...
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How can acces my usb pen drive by terminal [duplicate]

I just needed the commands to access my pen drive or any other usb drive by terminal
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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 turn off hard drive in Ubuntu?

I am running Kubuntu from External Hard Drive. My Internal Hard Drive has Windows on it. I don't want to use it while on Ubuntu and want to turn it off to produce less heat as well consume lower ...
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Ignore one partition of two of an USB stick via udev

I have a USB stick with two partitions. After plugging the stick I use the following command to find the device. dmesg Example output [11195.236020] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 9 ...
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Wirte-proteced USB stick [duplicate]

I have a USB Stick that seems to be write-protected. I already searched and tried a lot of solutions, but they don't work for me. E.g. I tried: hdparm -r0 /dev/sdb but that does not change ...
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Slow file transfer issue with usb storage

Im using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS , the problem happens when i try to copy files from my HDD to Pendrive . Transmission slows down in the very last time and stuck for few minutes which is very annoying ! Can ...
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How stable/efficient is booting from a USB Stick?

I would like to not only install an Ubuntu edition from a USB, but keep the OS on the USB drive all the time. The idea is to have my private OS on my work laptop. This OS will be run only on this very ...
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Simple, plug-and-play live USB instalation , step-by-step? [closed]

I need a simple and secure way to generate a pendrive for Stable Debian, https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/index.en.html#write-usb (FAQ confuse, it is not only a cp command) but how to do ...