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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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My micro SD cards size decreased after making it boot-able?

I've formated my Frontech 2GB MSD to make it a bootable MSD.Now i've tried to format the MSD but it shows the message ERROR DELETING THE PARTITION. Moreover the 2GB got reduced to 832.5 MB total ...
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using gnome-disks/terminal to format usb drive in ubuntu 12.10, FAT32

I know its a duplicate question, but I couldn't find a answer that would have satisfied me.. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, You know I was holding with the LTS but couldn't resist all those new ...
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Broken USB-drive not given a name with lsblk

I dd'ed my 64gb flashdrive last week, and did not realise that the iso was corrupted until the dd was done. The drive is no longer detected when plugging it and plugging it out. I tried it on a ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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where can I find an iso file to be burned on usb?

I want to creat abootable usb flash but can't find an iso file- pls.help me where to find this file so as to get start whith your fine software best regards
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VirtualBox USB Problem with Windows 7 (64-bit) Guest

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992 on Ubuntu 13.10 host. The guest OS is Windows 7 (64-bit). I have enabled USB controller and found the host USB devices (hard drive and memory stick). I ...
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How to make automatically boot in every computer?

I am using ubuntu ( 13.10 ) on a flash-drive. I can move that flash drive all the time and can use it almost in every computer. but to do that, first I have to go to BIOS settings of the computer and ...
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I Cann't Copy any file to My Pendrive

Actually i cann't copy any files from my Ubuntu(13.10) to Pendrive(Jetflash Transcend 8GB) When i try to copy a simple file then it say's - *Error While copying to "Transcend". *The destination is ...
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Computer doesn't recognize USB device

I am trying to use an iPod with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04. I was going to post this as an iPod problem, but it looks like it is bigger than that. When I plug in the iPod in my computer, it reads ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation no response

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 into my USB with universal usb installer. When I plug it into my Macbook Pro retina 13 2012 edition, rebooted it and pressed ALT to select to boot from my USB, it gets into it ...
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How to scan my flash drives for Windows viruses while on Linux? (Not ClamAV) [closed]

I know that maybe it sounds like a duplicate but it isn't because I see that the other questions describe totally different situations than mine. Apart from the other users, I don't have a Windows ...
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How do i download ubuntu to a usb through a chromebook

I have a Chromebook (an Acer c720) and it doesn't have enough space for me to the unity form of Crouton instead of XFCE. How do I download it to a USB instead?
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Downloading for bootable USB (lubuntu) - torrent vs download of standard image?

I think I'd better apologize right away for probably kind of stupid questions, I'm a real beginner when it comes to Linux or basically setting up operating systems at all. Or, even computer stuff ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 constantly grays out windows on good hardware

I just built a new computer, (Intel i5 3570K 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1GB NVidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST) and am running Ubuntu 13.10 on it on an 8GB flashdrive until I can get an actual hard drive. When ...
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alternative ways of mounting USB NTFS external-hdd

I mount my Samsung hard disk through this command sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/Samsung BUT it doesn't work except after running the command sudo f-disk -l and waiting for it about 5 minutes to finish! ...
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Will 13.10 format a usb stick native via “Files”?

I plug in the drive, "Files" opens. Right click on the drive, select format, choose ntfs (or fat or ext4) click format again, all the boxes go away and nothing is done. User has read/write permission, ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu option not availiable when installing from USB stick!

I want to upgrade my current O.S. Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. For that purpose I created bootable usb stick using unetbootin. When the laptop boots, it boots from the usb. Now after a few steps ...
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installing ubuntu on to a pc without an os with a usb stick

im trying to install ubuntu onto a pc i have built that does not currently have an os on it, i have followed the ubuntu instructions to make my usb bootable. in my bios i have the option to boot from ...
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force format an encrypted/read only memory card

I had 1 GB memory card which I was using with my blackberry mobile. I suppose it was encrypted and read only. When is insert the memory card it shows the following file in it 9棥z.C6 pretty weird ...
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Bootable Flash Drive Ubuntu Install

Just to ask if the method shown here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Allows a computer to be installed with 64-bit Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu on one of my ...
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How can I get a exFAT drive to (auto) mount? [duplicate]

I have a flash drive that is formatted exFAT and when I plug it into my Ubuntu machine I get a mount error. How can I auto-mount exFAT formatted drives?
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USB Drive not Auto Mounting After Ejecting

Yesterday I plugged my USB drive into my ubuntu 13.10 laptop, it auto mounted and I clicked into a few directories and opened a couple of files, everything looked good. Then I ejected it. Today I ...
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Is there a way to force format write protected pendrive

My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0. It says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it ? I try'd some of this ways : varun@varun-pc ~ $ sudo ...
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Safely remove option missing

I have two USB flash drives. When I connect the first one, the icon in the launcher is that of a USB stick and I get the option "Eject" only. When I connect the second one, I get a different icon ...
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Format a USB stick completely

How can I delete all data that is on stick? For example I have this problem: My stick has two partitions A (3.7 GB) and B (330 MB). How can I merge the two partitions in one and to delete all data ...
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Can't format or delete partitions in pendirve cause of gpt table error

This is what I got while trying to format a partition in my pendirve: Error deleting partition /dev/sdb1: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" "rm 1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Warning: ...
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The USB drive is read only even write protection is off

I have made my Transcend USB 3.0 pendrive into bootable ARCH-LINUX key using dd command. After that it become read only and I was not able to use it. So I formatted as MBR with NTFS partition using ...
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Pendrive Wont Mount, Errror

Pen-drive wont mount, although its working fine on my friend system Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-hp_v210w_0419570000000162-0:0-part1"' exited with ...
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Run Ubuntu from removed HDD via USB enclosure?

My laptop's current hard drive has only Ubuntu 13.10 installed on it. My goal is to remove it, put it in a SATA to USB enclosure, and run it from there. I'll be putting a drive with Windows 8 back ...
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i cant install ubuntu using pendrive usb installer

i have tried countless times to install ubuntu to my laptop/ netbook, but to no avail, i have followed all the instructions on this ...
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Is putting swap on a USB2 flashdrive practical?

After searching here, I found no direct answer to: Is it practical to put swap on a USB Flash drive? I do not yet know if the teeny-tiny flash drive (Fit CZ33 ) I wish to use runs at high-speed (480 ...
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Back and front panel usb port not working on Ubuntu 12.04

Back and front panel usb port not working on Ubuntu 12.04. Please help me and suggest me the solution of this issue. Thanking you in advance
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Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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GParted bricked my USB Drive

I tried to use GParted to rename my USB Drive. Everything appeared to run smoothly, but when I removed the drive and reinserted it, it wouldn't mount. I can see the USB initialisation in dmesg, and ...
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usb drive is not detected on 12.04 LTS

I have 15GB Kingston Pendrive. And it is not detected in Ubuntu and remain hung up in Windows. sudo fdisk -l output: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk ...
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Live USB “Check disk for defects” returns defects

I'm trying to use a live USB to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. I made the disk with pendrivelinux (per instructions on the Ubuntu website). It all completed successfully, I checked the ...
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Getting an error on Live USB boot: “(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

There are plenty of threads on this topic, I've tried every solution mentioned there: Different version of Ubuntu (Kubuntu 13.10, Kubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.04) Using USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports ...
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grub rescue, unaware of ubuntu on my machine

i was unaware my friend installed ubuntu on my machine until now because im suddenly getting a grub rescue error. all i did yesterday was turn the machine on, check email and turn it off. Today it ...
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How can I get all USB storage device to mount as read-only or offer no mount options at all?

These are the two parts of my query: Is there a way to mount all USB storage/flash/removable storage devices as read-only i.e. set the default mount policy to read-only? Back in Windows OS, I could ...
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Problems Re-installing ubuntu

I previously uninstalled the operating system "Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit", and now it is not available to boot from. I am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit" and I am having quite a hassle doing so. I ...
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How do I block file transfer to USB devices except for USB headphones?

I want to block USB file transfer in my Ubuntu OS, but I am using USB headphones - so I want to block only file transfer to USB pendrives. How do I block file transfer to USB devices except for USB ...
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13.10 - Can't copy iso file to pen drive

I want to copy 4.4 GB ISO file to 8 GB pen drive, but after coping 4.3 GB, it shows file too large, even though there is enough free space in the pen drive. So I had to copy it to external hard disk. ...
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San Disk Cruzer Glide 32 GB and 8Gb can't be copied to.

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with a kernal of 3.0.0-17-generic (#30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UT When I tried to copy files to a San Disk Cruzer 8gb usb drive, the copy process went a short way and then ...
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USB device does not appear in Ubuntu 13.04

I got a problem . when I'm connecting my USB drive my drive does not apear in desktop I have run the command - dmesg | tail and the output is - [ 1178.937179] usb 3-2: SerialNumber: N85H8K1R [ ...
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Copying issue in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

While copying files from the pen-drive, the copying speed gradually slows down. Copying rate is too slow and stops at the last moment. The dialogue box shows remaining time is 0 seconds, but copying ...
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Specific PendrIve not being detected in UBUNTU 12.04 after making it bootable

My Ubuntu is unable to recognize the Transcend USB Pen-drive. This problem is persisting since I had made it Bootable to install the Windows XP on other PC. Before this, It was working fine and being ...
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Boot problems in install

I had windows 8 running on my computer and decided that I wanted to swith over to using ubuntu. I used my USB drive and downloaded the 13.10 edition. The. I used the PendriveLinux software from the ...
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How to recover virus infected files from pendrive in Ubuntu

I need to recover my pictures and files from a pendrive. I used the pendrive in Windows yesterday to download a file. After that when I inserted the pendrive in Ubuntu, it was only showing the trash ...
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USB Drive inaccesible in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel 3.2.0-55-generic). I have a 32GB USB drive which I'm unable to mount on this system. Any help appreciated. The USB drive shows up as /dev/sdb in the 'disks' ...