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Multiple problems: Wine Counter Strike freezes AND Transfer of big files stucks when transferred to PEN DRIVE

I have been having some problems since many days: When I play counter strike, and if I press the UP or DOWN key of VOLUME, the game hangs. It freezes. The music in the background still plays, and ...
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“Impossible” to install Ralink rt5370 driver on Xubuntu 14.10

I really need help to install this driver on Xubuntu 14.10. I have followed many threads on that but I couldn't get my WiFi USB network dongle (elmak SAVIO CL-63) which came with a CD-ROM containing ...
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dd: Operation not supported (on unmounted, but not ejected drive)

I have looked through the other questions here on AU, and none of them seem to help me deal with this particular problem, so I am starting a new question. For some context, all I am trying to do is ...
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Utopic cannot detect the second HDD in a USB docking station

I have connected a double-HDD USB 3.0 docking station to a freshly installed and updated Ubuntu 14.10 box. However, Ubuntu is able to detect only the first one of two HDDs plugged into the dock (as ...
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USB not detected on 12.04

I am a new user using ubuntu 12.04. When I put my STRONTIUM pen drive in laptop it is not detected by my laptop. So how can I resolve this problem?
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How can I automatically copy the content of a usb (flash) drive to another directory?

I want to program my Ubuntu in such a way that it automatically copies the content of USB flash drive to a defined folder in my home directory. I would like this to be done automatically when any ...
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Running ubuntu from USB hard drive in Macosx?

I have a macbook pro, just bought western digital externall 500gb hard drive connects through usb. i want to run ubuntu linux from my usb hard drive, as i have no disk space in my Macbook. Is this ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with Ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my Mac and I ...
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Grub starts on bootup on USB Flash Drive

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a 64gb USB Flash drive so I have my desktop and apps wherever I go. (3 partitions, swap, boot and home) I've set up a netbook to boot to USB drive but instead of booting ...
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Problems on deleting a partition from USB key and format it in fat32? [duplicate]

I would like to completely wipe out the USB key and format it in fat32, but I am having troubles... I needed Windows 7, so in Ubuntu 14.04 I installed WinUSB program and installed Windows iso image ...
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Unable to Format USB Drive

I have a 4.1 GB USB drive that has become unusable now. It previously had a Live version of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I tried formatting it a couple of times through different techniques on GParted and the ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS support safe remove USB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I know that windows has a feature that allows you to remove your USB flash drive without having to go to the drive, right click and choosing safely remove. This prevents you from ...
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Can I mount two USB3 'flash' thumb-drives in a RAID configuration?

I am asking before I buy... I am getting a new Chromebook to run Ubuntu on. For storage I would like to use the two USB ports with a thumb-drive in each (I don't plan on using any other USB doodads). ...
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How to install Ubuntu from USB when not in Ubuntu/Windows already? [duplicate]

What is the procedure to "copy" the Ubuntu ISO image on a USB stick if I don't have Windows or Ubuntu already installed? I have neither. But I do have "dd", "fdisk" and other common tools I used to ...
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How do I increase the total size of my storage devices? [closed]

So, I've noticed several things about devices I've seen in person. I have a Western Digital My Book 3TB External Drive Plugged into my PC that I bought from one store because it was on sale and I ...
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Stop asking for authentication to mount USB stick

My Ubuntu 14.04 is asking for my password to mount or unmount an USB stick. How can I change it, so that the mount is automatic and no password input is required ? This is about mounting arbitrary ...
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Startup Disk Creator not letting me create a startup disk?

I'm trying to make a home server, and apparently, the type of server OS I'm wanting to run it on only work's with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I downloaded the .iso and I have my WD Pen Drive (500GB) plugged in, ...
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ubuntu install failed I've tried a few things but get nothing or errors

Initially I was installing Debian with a USB stick and that failed to install. It gets to the install program then insists on using a CD but the install data is on the USB stick. That was earlier... ...
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how to format read only pendrive

My Pendrive is of read only format No delete file option is enabled I tried GParted the format to option is disabled Kindly give me some effective command line to format my pendrive Thanks in ...
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Toshiba 2800-200 lubuntu installation failure

So I have an old toshiba running win ME, and I want to use it again. I thought I could just install lubuntu with a pen drive. The problem is when I choose the installation mode, it freezes until i ...
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Taking lot of time for processing while installing ubuntu alongside windows 8

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 alongside windows8 from USB pen drive.After creating password (the last step) the window got closed and a circular icon which shows processing is there.. Its been quite ...
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Trying out ubuntu, screen turning white

So since I started working with Linux servers I figured I'll try out Ubuntu on my machine(HP EliteBook i5 m520) as well. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my external Hard Drive with Pendrive. Started my ...
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USB 3.0 Kingston memory-stick 64Gb not recognized in 3.0 port but working in 2.0 port

Device: Kingston Datatraveler 64 Gb USB 3.0 Ubuntu: 14.04 Laptop: Toshiba Portege Z30 My laptop only has USB 3.0 ports, but I plugged in my friend's laptop (also with Ubuntu 14.04) in a 2.0 port ...
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Moving /boot to a usb key

How do I move the existing /boot partion of a 14.04 root encrypted installation to a usb key?
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How do I check the integrity of a storage medium (hard disk or flash drive)?

I've run across (personally or by proxy) a bunch of storage media that exhibited physical problems during their life. Hard disks, solid state drives and other flash storage media all fail after some ...
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Connecting phone in mass storage mode

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Rednote phone using USB cable. I would like to connect the phone using mass storage mode to copy big amount of data to the SD card. If followed a tutorial to enable ...
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Usage of IronKey encrypted USB

I used an encrypted IRONKEY USB disk in Windows, and automatically I was asked to install the software/application for installation and used the password to access the content in it. How can use the ...
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Problem with pendrive

I have problem with my pendrive, I need data which are on it, but...: lsusb (after a few min it wouldn't see it again): Bus 002 Device 023: ID 0951:1642 Kingston Technology DT101 G2 dmesg | grep sd ...
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What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?

What is the command line equivalent of the Nautilus feature called "Safely Remove Drive". Specifically, I am removing a USB flash drive.
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Max device/ USB 3.0 port

I wonder and I have a question: How many active device/ USB 3.0 port? Because: I have a USB hub 1 to 8. I connect it to a USB 3.0 of PC but only 6/8 outputs are active. Connecting USB 2.0 is not ...
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What to do now with the usb installer after I finished installaton?

So I have successfully installed Ububtu alongside my Windows 8.1 so I am not sure what to do with the installation USB stick, can I delete the content and use it back as a normal USB Flash drive or do ...
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sharing drives, folders, and files between kububntu and windows running in virtualbox

am running kubuntu as my host and running windows 7 inside virtualbox. so far everthing is running fine, but as yet cant get it to let me share external drives, any folders or files on any of the ...
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How to restore Windows 8.1 boot after installing Ubuntu on flash drive

System: Dell XPS 8700 running Windows 8.1 using secure boot and UEFI. Boot Info Summary: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8340337/ I installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive using the Live CD version. My goal ...
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Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7

I have a SanDisk 16GB USB drive that is not being detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but is detected by Windows 7. lsusb detects it but sudo fdisk -l or blkid doesn't. Even GParted and Disks don't detect it. ...
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USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting / mount in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows)

My USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows). I tried followings but no any luck. Could any one give an idea to try... I want it with / without current data on ...
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formatting flash drive into a bootable drive

ive downloaded the disk image of ubuntu 14.1 and am now attempting to format my flash drive to be able to transfer the disk image and be able to run it. the problem i have run into is turning the usb ...
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USB to SATA cable adapter not recognizing hard drive

I have a hard drive with Linux Mint installed that I recently rescued from a dying computer and have been using a USB to SATA adapter that comes with an external power adapter to try to get some data ...
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Force format USB

Maybe you can help me but I'm becoming very doubtful. But I have a Verbatim flash drive (third Verbatim flash drive to do this to be exact and one sandisk all the same problem over the past year) But ...
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Files not correctly copying

When trying to copy files from ubuntu to a partition on the hard drive or external hard drives the copy dialog finishes almost instantly. When the files are looked at via windows the files are empty. ...
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Badly installed Ubuntu 14.04

Today, I have decided to make a new partition of my HDD and then to install Ubuntu 14.04. I have already had Windows installed on another partition. I installed Ubuntu and the installation has been ...
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USB thumb drive - why does file transfer speed vary so much?

The thumb drive is FAT32. I often transfer files from the thumb drive to an internal HDD (Ext4). Sometimes, the files are transferred at about 15MB/s. Sometimes, the files are transferred at about ...
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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How to encrypt external devices?

I've been a Windows power user/administrator and professional tech for years, I just made the decision to go Linux, and wow, what a difference. Is there any decently easy way to encrypt external ...
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Automatically mount USB drive without clicking on it manually?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Intel NUC and using it right now as a HTPC, running XBMC. When I insert a USB drive, Ubuntu recognizes it and shows the drive in Nautilus, in the panel on the left. But ...
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installing the boot loader in a seperate pendrive

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 desktop in a PC in which there is two hard drives 1TB and other is 80GB Windows 7 is Installed in the 1TB HD so i am not going to touch it and install ubuntu in the 80Gb ...
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Mount Sandisk Cruzer 2.0

I recently bought a Sandisk Cruzer Force USB flash drive, and my problem is that I am unable to mount it. In fact am new to Ubuntu and I really don't know how to mount a USB drive on Linux. At present ...
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Unable to correctly format and boot certain USB drives

I've just bought a small laptop, with no optical drive at all, and I would like to install an OS (in this case Crunchbang) on it. I couldn't have been create a bootable drive, on my Ubuntu desktop, ...
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install ubuntu on a hardware AES encrypted flash drive

I couldn't find the answer to my question after hours of search. I hope someone can help me out. I would like to install ubuntu on a flash drive. I followed to standard instructions for installing ...