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Sync Flash Drive OS with Virtual

I have installed ubuntu (Lubuntu 14.04 specifically, but I don't think that matters for this question) to a USB flash drive (full install, not live system) so I can have an ubuntu environment I can ...
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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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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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Remove RECYCLER directory from virus infected flash drive

Before you advise me on the option of saving my files and formatting the drive using gparted, please understand that I could have done that hours back and that would have taken only a few minutes. ...
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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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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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Cannot access USB drive - non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown

I am trying to access my FAT32 USB drive. There is an error when I try accessing it. I just want to access it read-only. The error I get is: Error mounting /dev/sde at /media/mink/34D2-84FB: ...
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Flash drive installation

Does Ubuntu install itself on my computer's hard drive using the USB as a loading device or does the OS run off the drive itself (only working when plugged in)?
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Sony 32 GB USB Drive Will Not Show On Any Computer

I have a Sony USM32GM 32 GB USB Flash Drive and I can not get it to show up on any device. I have tried it in Windows 7 Pro, and it will show up and try to install the driver, fail, and then it won't ...
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How to format my pendrive with f2fs filsystem using gparted?

I have a Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive 2GB pendrive which I would like to format using f2fs partition. I tried using gparted 0.18 to format it however, f2fs seems to be disabled. Is it possible to ...
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How to run Ubuntu, within Windows, from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Is is possible to run Ubuntu from a USB pen drive, while simultaneously working and running the main OS (Windows) on the computer? I assume this is like a virtual desktop held on the USB, and ...
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I need help finding my USB connected devices

How do i get the USB device connected to my computer to show my connected devices if i am running a virtual version of Ubuntu 14.04. I am using VMware and I have no clue how to get it to work.What ...
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Too many FATs on USB Drive?

A while ago, I wrote an image on a USB drive using something along these lines: dd bs=4M if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync Something must have gone terribly wrong there because ...
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Make Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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udev rule not working

I cannot figure out why this rule wont fire: ACTION=="add", KERNEL=="sdb", SUBSYSTEMS=="scsi", ATTRS{model}=="Elements 1048*", RUN+="/usr/bin/mysync.sh" here is the additional info looking at ...
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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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Show the history of removable devices in Linux [duplicate]

I just wanted to see the history of all the removable devices (Pendrives,etc) if any plugged into my system. Just like the history command which tells the history of commands executed on terminal, is ...
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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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Difference between “removable drive hot-plugged” and “removable media inserted”?

On Xubuntu's "Removable Drives and Media" settings, I see two items that can each be checked on/off that seem very similar. Can someone explain what the difference is? Under the "Storage" tab are [ ...
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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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Removable Drive keeps getting dropped/ unmounted [closed]

I plug in my 1tb removable Drive and Ubuntu mounts it. I start extracting my 45gb of 7z compressed photos and after a period of time appears to be about 10 minutes the drive unmounts and the ...
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My USB drive is not working

I inserted my Sandisk Cruzor Blade (4 GB) into my Ubuntu laptop few days ago and formatted it. And a message appeared: unable to mount your drive. Now when I insert the USB drive into it, it does not ...
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Something is using my external drive. How do I find out what?

Whenever I attach my external LUKS drive to my laptop, the drive head starts rattling like crazy, as if I am copying the entire thing. Every now and then it pauses. I've seen some tools like iostat ...
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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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Installation of Ubuntu from USB-Flash-Drive

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu onto a 'non-pae computer'. All goes well until I reach the Download installer components. After that step the screen clears with a violet-blank screen with one white ...
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Delete data off USB

There seems to be an annoying setting somewhere that goes like this. I copy some video files to a 1gb USB thumb drive, after watching the videos else where, I come back to Ubuntu and delete the video ...
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Trouble in detecting USB Drive (Pendrive 2.0)

I just bought a new pendrive of 8gb storage. It is detected in windows but not in the Ubuntu,but the light in the pendrive still keeps flashing,so I think the pendrive is ok.
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How to re-initialize a USB drive after it had been disabled due to overcurrent?

I occasionally get a device descriptor read/64, error -71 on a permanently connected USB drive. It's powered by a single port, so I figure the reason for that is overcurrent and I should think about ...
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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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INSTALLING UBUNTU 12.04 fro already downloaded file (installing with pendrive) [duplicate]

I have got this file downloaded: "ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64" I have a 64 bit OS and want to install ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside win 7 (which I already ahve on the PC) I have a Pendrive. how do ...
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Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
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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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Accidentally Deleted Block Special File (/dev/sdb)

I accidentally deleted block special file /dev/sdb trying to wipe my usb thumbdrive. Now /dev/sdb is not listed under fdisk -l, but the thumdrive still opens in file manager when I insert it to the ...
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Installing Ubuntu in pen drive without disturbing windows xp [duplicate]

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Is it possible to install and run Ubuntu in pen drive or external hard disk without disturbing Windows XP on my laptop? I don't mind dual boot for running Ubuntu or ...
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How to make a pendrive snapshot

I am building a NAS server with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old laptop and am very happy with it. The OS is installed on a 8Gb pendrive (the swap partition and grub are also installed on it). I did a ...
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start up disk creator doesnt have ubuntu file

Step 5 of How to create bootable USB stick on ubuntu "Select the file and click 'Open'." Doesnt show anything under Desktop after I click "Other".. Its just blank.
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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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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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Identify udev subsystems and devtypes

I have to write a python script to monitor for usb mass storage devices. To successfully filter the required media it must be identified by its subsystem and DEVTYPE. Does anyone know the required ...
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Motorola Defy USB Debug Driver

I am trying to connect a Motorola Defy(MB525) phone to my computer that is running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't connect my phone with my computer system successfully. What steps do I need to take for this to ...
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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
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External HDDs don't appear until unplugged and plugged back in

I'm trying to use my Ubuntu computer as a file/media server, and I have four removable HDDs plugged in. After a fresh boot, two of them mount, or appear in fdisk or /dev/sd*, but they do appear in ...
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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, ...