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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 step-...
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How to know which sdb is a USB pendrive?

I wrote a script which formats USB pendrive and place media on it. It helps people in a library getting a bunch of HTML and media on it to browse historical data (official version). All my script do ...
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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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how to add some space for a specific DIR with a USB key

I have a /home/Completed dir. For some reasons, I can not move this directory. Now my system is quite full. So, I would like to grant some space to the /home/Completed directory from a usb key. Is it ...
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please help! how do I make a bootable usb pen drive to install my windows 10 iso on 15.04? [duplicate]

How do I make a bootable usb pen drive to install my windows 10 iso on 15.04? I'd like detailed instructions with commands and or possibly a link.
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Bootable USB for Windows and Linux Installation [duplicate]

I just got a new 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, and I want to be able to install the various flavors of Windows and Ubuntu from that flash drive. The Windows USB Tool only installs the different versions ...
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How to format the unallocated USB drive and make it as Fat32?

I'm not able to format my USB as stated here and while following these steps : sudo su fdisk -l df umount /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1 my bootable USB was changed to Unallocated format and it's ...
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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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usb formatting error

i tried formating my usb using disks and say Error formatting volume Error creating file system: Command-line `mkfs.vfat -I -n "sara" "/dev/sdc"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: `mkfs....
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Why writing speed is not high as reading speed in usb 3?

I have attached the benchmark test finding for my new computer. The test is for USB 3, and in the result the writing speed is only 23.8 Mb/s but the reading speed is ok as expected for usb 3. Can any ...
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Ubuntu doesn't automatically mount USB flash drive

I bought a 32GB USB flash drive from Woolworths. But Ubuntu doesn't "see" it. The USB flash drive icon doesn't appear on the Launcher (as is the case with every other type of removable storage), and ...
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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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I can't trust USB pendrive finished copy in Ubuntu 1404

How can I really know that Ubuntu 14.04 finished copying in my USB pendrive that does not have an activity led? For example, I connect it to the USB 3 port (pendrive is USB 3) then it shows like it ...
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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 machine....
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Fix the USB error “There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive X”

I have a 32GB USB Pen Drive which has gone dead (USB drive unusable, unformattable, and reporting 0 bytes capacity). It is not accessible through any OS. When I insert it into my Windows machine and ...
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This location could not be displayed on Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing this problem. I plugged in my flash drive of 16 GB and removed it. Before that I ejected it properly but when I'm connecting it again to my Ubuntu laptop it displays this error, "This ...
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How to Recover USB flashdrive bricked during format [closed]

I formatted a live USB under windows, but it got completely bricked. It shows up in Disks as having a 478MB efi partition containing archiso(files are recognized, but I doubt they are intact) and 15GB ...
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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how can I transfer downloaded movies to a usb?

I always download movies from torrents and have them on my laptop. Now I was trying to transfer them to my USB so it won't take too much space. Once I connected my USB to my TV the movies are not ...
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USB drive not mounting on Kubuntu; mounts on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Kubuntu 32bit (not sure which version). I want go back to having Ubuntu 14.04 which I have on my USB drive but it isn't mounting it. I have tried this but but it doesn't find anything: ...
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Flash drive not safely removed

I am using ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop, and when I pull out a flash drive it auto unmounted the drive. I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04, and when I pulled out the flash drive it still shows it there....
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Thunderbird Profile on LUKS Encrypted flash drive not working

I want to store my Thunderbird profile on an encrypted USB flash drive and run it from there because I often switch between two computers with identical setups: Ubuntu 14.04 with the same user ...
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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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Boot ISO file via GRUB2

I'm migrating my multiboot USB drive from syslinux+grub to grub2. I'm now searching a way to boot my ISO files. I'm searching for a chainload method. So I don't want to add kernel and initrd ...
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When I run ls on my usb drive, every file is in the green text of executable files. Why is this?

The files are those for general consumption for the most part, pictures, documents, pdfs, etc/
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Ubuntu from pendrive. How much space available

I am currently trying ubuntu gnome which is mounted on a 2 GB pendrive. So, the computers internal hard disk (320 GB) is not used. So, I want to know how much space I have available. On running the ...
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Mount USB to the same directory Ubuntu

I have a USB key which is mounted to a directory that I have created. For this I have edited fstab file in Ubuntu The problem is that if I disconnect this key(which was in /dev/sdb) and connect ...
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External hard drive password 14.04

What's the easiest and quickest way to put a password on an external drive on Ubuntu 14.04? I've tried previous answers but none worked.
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VMware on Ubuntu- Installed windows in VM - USB Issues

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, I have installed VMware and installed windows on there, when i plug in my USB stick, the host takes control and the light shows up on my usb to show its working,...
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Can't copy file to usb

I can not copy a file to a USB flash drive (tested with two Transcend flash drives). I tried to copy using Nautilus, Thunar and terminal cp. After copying the file is displayed on the flash drive, but ...
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How to make ubuntu work from pendrive [duplicate]

How to make ubuntu as pendrive bootable after downloading it from the website? and how much capacity pendrive will be ideal?
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USB stick bootable on both Wintel and Mac hardware

I would like to create a bootable USB stick to use as a portable Ubuntu installation that I can bring with me and run on both Wintel and Mac hardware. Is it possible to create such an installation on ...
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“Eject usb-drive” action for pcmanfm

I wonder if there's a way to create custom pcmanfm action for ejecting usb-drive in lubuntu? I've tried to do this with udisksctl but the --object-path option is giving me this error: (udisksctl ...