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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...
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Unable to change permissions for group on USB drives

I have newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 for a media server. My problem is that I have all the media on external USB drives. The drives are write/readable by the user & Files explorer but Plex Media ...
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How to remove Read-Only system files(Seems to Virus Problem)?

I have a PenDrive wich are full of virus, these vírus are .js files, using linux, I can open the pendrive and see in which folders they are. But when I try to remove by pressing DELETE button or via ...
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USB key - folder parameters - changing access rights

There is an MS Windows computer in my lab, which is sadly infected by some strange trojans and viruses. One USB key got into trouble while it was plugged on to the computer. Scanning with an antivirus ...
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USB flash drive not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now my flash drive don't even blink when plugged in! I tested the flash drive on windows PC and it works fin. Tester the usb port on same PC on linux mint (dual ...
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USB drive not recognized Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 16GB Hama usb stick and I'm using it on Ubuntu 14.04. Until yesterday it worked fine, but my Linux crashed and I had to copy some files on it using the low graphics interface. Anyways the ...
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Flashdrive shows up twice in Disk Utility and one is listed as a 1.4 terabyte CD Drive

I have an old 2 gig thumbdrive, and one day I decided to use it to backup my data. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I setup Back In Time to backup to it, but it failed. I tried again, and this time the ...
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Recover Files for Dual Boot HD / files should be good, MB went bad

I have (had) a dual boot Ubuntu / Win 7 laptop. The motherboard on the laptop died and the hard drive still seems good. I want to plug the HD into another Ubuntu machine and recover both the Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB 3.0 stick? Suggestions

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an 16GB flash USB 3.0 stick and performances are quite good however I wonder whether installing it on an external USB 3.0 hard drive would increase the general speed. I ...
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Ubuntu: remount troubleshooting

I've got: read-only USB device. I want: Remount it with RW permissions sudo mount -o rw,remount /media/user/MyPassport/ Problem: mount: /media/user/MyPassport not mounted or bad option
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Ubuntu not mounting brand-new external drive

I bought a brand new 3TB external drive for my birthday coming up, It's a WD My Book, it came as NTFS, and I'm trying to make it mount using a simple script on boot. (Not /etc/fstab, I ruined my comp. ...
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How can I have the HOME directory for one user on an external drive?

I want to have the HOME directory of one user on an external drive and the HOME directories of all other users in the usual place.
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable drive ignored during booting up (Eee PC 1000HG)

I am new to this site so hello! I have recently acquired Eee PC 1000HG and would like to use it as my linux machine, it has Ubuntu 13 installed but I want to wipe it and install 14.04. My problem is ...
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How to unmount a USB flash drive (that is shared over SAMBA) without having to turn off SAMBA first?

I have a USB drive that is shared over the network via a SAMBA share. This is because the contents are to be managed by a remote user. Now, there is a local user with physical access to the USB ...
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Digital pen or smart pen which has support for ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a digital pen to take handwritten notes which can be later transferred to computer to edit or save. All the available digital pen comes with their own software and they support ...
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How would I install portable virtual box to a USB drive to run on any Linux (Ubuntu) Host

Looking for info on Google I can only find solutions to do it (install portable virtual box) on a Windows host, but I want it backward, I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual ...
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Cloning a USB stick

make a dd backup of the dm-crypt usb and rest the test the backup I know I can make a copy of a usb stick using the following sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/USB_image and then restore it using ...
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Burning iso to usb in ubuntu on mac hardware [duplicate]

I am trying to "burn" (yes I know thats not the right term) an iso for xubuntu onto my usb pendrive. I am on mac hardware but I have ubuntu installed and I would like to be able to do it without ...
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Incorrect Flash Drive size

My 32gb Corsair Voyager GT flash drive is only showing 100mb total space after formatting. How do I correct this issue and get all 32gbs back?
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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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Pen drive format

i installed UBUNTU 14.04 using my pen drive. the problem is i need my pen drive back with the same storage. is there is any way to do like that please.
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No pendrive detection

Output of dmesg | tail: [ 143.142967] usb 2-1.5: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci [ 143.237468] usb 2-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=6387 [ 143.237472] usb ...
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surface pro/micro SD performance comparison question

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my microsd. I put / on 15 gig partition and /boot on 1 gig partition on the hard drive. Memory never gets past 2 gig but I created a swap just because. I can't figure ...
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Anybody notice that ubuntu 14.04 is extremly slow when you connect a usb flash drive or usb external drive?

if i remember correctly in older versions of ubuntu a usb flash drive icon would appear on the desktop and it would mount by itself so that you would gain access to the files right away. i have ubuntu ...
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Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
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Windows 7 in Virtual Box doesn't see any usb devices connected [closed]

I VirtualBox 4.3 and Extension Pack installed. I also have an usb filter set up. However, my VM Windows 7 doesn't see any usb devices connected (the menu at the bottom says so), although everything ...
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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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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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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 an Ubuntu bootable USB drive for a PC using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto. I do have a good Mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how to go about making it.
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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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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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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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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 ...