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I want to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

Well, I want to install ubuntu but do not know how, I want to install using a Pendrive without dual boot, in the right manner, I've seen videos but only show how to install Ubuntu on the Pendrive and ...
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How can I gain access permissions as a user to a USB stick formatted with the “Format Volume” dialog?

I used the Format Volume dialog to format a USB stick. However, if I then insert the formatted stick, I have no permissions to access it as normal user. Is this behaviour intentional? Format Volume ...
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Unable to mount USB media on busybox v1.01 (Embedded in sagem fast3304 V2 router)

I have a wireless router that runs busybox (V1.0). A media server (Twonky Media Version 3.4) running on this router. I would like to use its USB port to mount an external drive containing mutltimedia ...
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Problems creating bootable USB-(SSD)-Drive

I am trying to create an bootable USB-SSD-Drive with Unetbootin. Everything works well, when i am using an ordinary USB 3.0 Thumb/Stick. But when i use a SSD-USB(3.0)-Drive, only some/few copied ISO'...
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How can I load Steam Games on a usb drive simply? (novice user on crouton linux)

I am a new ubuntu user and have been using ubuntu trusty tahr with crouton on my acer c11 chromebook. I can only download Steam games directly to my hard drive (which is not too big) and cannot find ...
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An empty usb drive — “no permissions for creating a folder or file” [duplicate]

I have a usb drive with ext4 file system. It is empty. I can't create any files or folders because of the error displayed: "you have no permissions".
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“My Passport” USB Drive corrupted

My Passport drive corrupted. When I type: dmesg | tail I get: [ 667.778316] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10) 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 [ 667.778321] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sdb, ...
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Lenovo X131e Chromebook Xfce4 USB Read and Write Problem

It won't allow me to change my 8 GB Yoda USB-drive into read & write in the permission tab so that I can install Steam games there. I changed it then half a second later it changed it back to ...
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NTFS partition folder lost due to write-interruption

Im on ubuntu-studio 14.04 LTS. I have an external harddrive with an NTFS partition to which i was copying a folder. Due to some fault in the USB connector there was a input-output error during the ...
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How to bring back USB Storage Device to the life

My USB stick get wet (dropped in to the small puddle on the road). I am trying to use it again. I believe it is dry enough to try, so I did try. My computer did not recognized it automatically. Via ...
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How do I format a medium as an ISO

I want to know how to format a medium, such as a USB drive, to have a read-only ISO filesystem with the contents from a source (like an .iso file).
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Flash Drive completely unrecognizable yet I can access files on it

This is the strangest behavior I have ever seen with a storage device. When I connect my USB flash drive, it automatically opens the directory /media/albert/Linux Mint 17.3 MATE 64-bit and I can see ...
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Cannot get exfat USB drive to automount

As I understand it, when I install the packages exfat-fuse and exfat-utils any usb device formatted with exfat should automount. However, it does not work. I can manually mount using the command:...
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I can't unmount a “ghost” pendrive

The other day I put a Kingston flash drive from a friend that I could not format. unfortunately for me the flash drive in the system remained as a ghost and i get this message every time I want to ...
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How to share internet connection between two computers one which is connected to a dongle [duplicate]

I have a dongle connected on an ubuntu laptop. I couldn't find a way out to share internet using WiFi. How can I share internet over a LAN cable? Does I require a cross-over cable? Any extra ...
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Copying to USB pen drive slows everything

Every time when I copy large files from my laptop to any pen drive (USB) on my Ubuntu 14.04, all processes slow down. Even the mouse pointer slows and is stuck. If I open multiple tasks, many of them ...
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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 neither....
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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?