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USB 2.0 ports not working 14.04 device descriptor read/64, error -32

Tried asking this on ubuntuforums but nothing forthcoming there. Here's my issue: Hello I wonder if someone can help me with this. I have searched but yet to find an answer that works. Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Slow speed while transferring files from pc to USB Hard drive

Since I upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 I'm suffering of slow speed while transfer files from my computer to my USB Hard Drive, like 28 hours for 500 GB. Any idea why? Thanks in advice
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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux to work on my desktop macintosh running on OS X yosemite, but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB. I select try ...
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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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How to completely reset/format usb drive like a new drive?

I've tortured my USB flash drive by formatting to different filesystems, partitioning, dd, parted mklabel gpt/msdos and other things. Now, Ubuntu's start up disk creator seems confused when creating ...
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Capacity of pen drive shown is less than the actual

I have a 8 GB pendrive. I used to write raw data into the pendrive (without creating filesystem) using the dd command. Today, when I inserted the pen drive, the I am unable to write anything on to ...
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How to install Jahshaka? [closed]

I found that there is a great new software called Jahshaka which is used to edit videos better than before in ubuntu. So i want to install it in my ubuntu 13.10. How to install it? I can't find it in ...
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How to connect USB 3.0 Pendrives?

I have a 32GB Sony Microvault USB pendrive which is USB 3.0. And When I try to connect it, it isn't yet being shown in the device. I want to make it work without formatting the drive to USB 2.0. And I ...
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USB ports not working

I installed ubuntu14.04 yesterday through a usb stick. Everything was fine. I installed few softwares and updated everything. Now suddenly usb sticks are not working any more. I inserted pendrives ...
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Am I stupid or I just have a faulty USB drive?

Got a new and fancy USB 3.0 32gb thumb drive. Yay! It seemed to work the first couple days but now Disks gives this error Error creating file system: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" ...
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no option of booting from pen drive

I made a full ubuntu installation on my pendrive, but now when I try to boot Ubuntu through my pendrive on some other system(already installed with ubuntu), there is no option of booting from ...
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Booting from USB and I have to pull out thumb drive and put it back in at startup

I have been booting from USB for awhile, and every time I reboot or start after a shutdown, the startup scripts (grub?) get stuck. It seems that the USB drive is unmounted at some point in the ...
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How to fix USB flash on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I tried to create a PC-BSD start up/install on my usb flash drive using dd to try dual booting with it, and now I am left with a USB with only 1GB available instead of 16GB. The command I used was: ...
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How do I tell if a USB thumb drive is USB 3.0?

I have a bunch of thumb drives, and many of them don't have any writing on them to indicate that they are USB 3.0. In Ubuntu; how can I ascertain if they are USB 3.0 when I plug them in?
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Same USB Port, Same Device: Sometimes Superspeed (USB 3.0) and Sometimes high-speed (USB 2.0)

OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS updated to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Plugging USB flash drive directly into the notebook computer (USB 3.0 port; not using HUB; ALL USB 3.0 external hard drives always connect at ...
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USB 3.0 READ Speeds enabled with “libccid” but WRITE Speeds still slow; “SuperSpeed” recognized

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (updates bring it up to 14.04.2 LTS) USB 3.0 flash drive (Corsair 64 GB Survivor Stealth and Silicon Power 64G M70); both show slowness prior to loading ...
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want to install ubuntu 14.04 on acer aspire 5517 but it gives syslinux error

i made a hp 8GB usb dual boot via universal-usb-installer 1.9.5.2. and enable boot option from setting. but when i press f12 on start it show an error SYSLINUX EDD 2013-07-25 COPYRIGHT (C) 1994-2013 ...
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If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will my Win 7 OS be lost?

If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will it delete my Win 7 OS? And how do I make it to be a live USB so when I take out my USB I can boot Windows and When I plug it in I ...
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Forcusrite Scarlett 8i6 in Ubuntu 14.04!

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but I can not make my Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 card work in the system. Does anyone have any idea how I can solve this problem? Now I am very grateful!
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WD 3T usb 3 external failed mount at boot time

Newly bought a WD My Book 3T USB3 external hdd. Connect to my laptop (dual boot Windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04), Repartitioned, reformatted, ntfs, ext4, etc. So far so good. Connecting to my (OLD) ...
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USB drive doesn't auto mount

I was trying to create a live USB on my Ubuntu 14.04 system using the 'dd' command. After this operation, on inserting the USB stick, the device does not mount automatically as it used to get before. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 partition installing help! [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to a partition. Will this allow me to save my changes that i make on the system? I'm really concerned if this would or could mess my laptop up.
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MiniDLNA or Mediatomb audio pause for about 4 secs during music playback

I have tried both miniDLNA and Mediatomb as dlna servers (installed separately, never both at the same time). I have a small Dell 1012 Mini (Intel Atom), running 14.04 (installed on an SSD). My music ...
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Change the default option to “Forget password immediately” when mounting a Luks usb drive

I would like to do exactly what this poster wants to do: When a LUKS encrypted partition pops up the unlock window it gives 3 options for how to remember the password. The "Remember password ...
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Can't access my hard drive with my windows files

I'm running Ubuntu 12.4 from a flash drive so that I can recover my windows files because my laptop is experiencing boot loop. How to locate my hard drive with my windows files? ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ...
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Corsair Padlock USB does not list under /dev/sd*

I have a Corsair Padlock USB Thumbdrive that used to work fine but it does not mount to Ubuntu 14.04 anymore. It shows up with lsusb command, also with dmesg and /var/log/syslog file however it is ...
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Ubuntu installed on a pendrive - bootloader issue [duplicate]

In my PC I have a HDD and SSD. On my SSD I have installed Windows 8.1, and my HDD's sole purpose is to hold some data. I needed access to Ubuntu, so I installed in on a pendrive and it's working fine ...
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is there any step by step method for a novice to add space to 14.04lts on acer c720 chromebook

I'm an absolute novice, but successfully installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS to my acer C720 chromebook following hugh greenbugs' method for dual boot. I also successfully ran out of disk space to install ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu on USB drive with “no root file system is defined”

I am trying to install Ubuntu Tahr on a VisionTek USB ssd thumb with 120 GB. Using Gparted, I deleted the old partition and created a new one in fat32. Then with Startup Disk Creator, I put the ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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fail to install ubuntu server 14.04 64bit LTS from USB drive

I created a bootable USB using Startup disk creator (in ubuntu desktop 12.04 32bit), from an iso image of Ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit, when I want to boot another computer using this usb drive, The ...
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Problem with referencing a drive with spaces in its label

the problem... My external HDD on a USB port is listed as device /dev/sdc with partition 1 of that drive /dev/sdc1 mounted on /media/mark/Seagate Expansion Drive. The problem is the spaces, I can't ...
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Why isn't my usb ubuntu boot working on my Asus k53e laptop

I currently have windows7 and want to be able to dual boot on my laptop. I followed the directions given to make a dual boot flash drive and it worked on my desktop computer, but when I try to use it ...
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Executing C programs from HDD or PenDrive [duplicate]

So lately I've been in C programming. On trial and Error and Basis I tried Compiling(GCC) and Executing(./a.out) from my Windows' partition and Pen-drive i.e. precisely I tried executing on NTFS and ...
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Is there any way to turn off a USB HDD manually?

I have a USB-powered external HDD connected to my DELL laptop. Some times, after clicking on "Safely remove" item in pop-up menu of its icon in side bar, the drive is un-mounted and is removed from ...
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16GB pen drive showing 2MB space after formatting on windows 7

I burned Ubuntu 14.04 image on 16GB pen drive on laptop having ubuntu. Now when I inserted this pen drive it showed 2MB free space without recognising any other space. I formatted pen drive on ...
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Ubuntu is not booting from my pen drive

I have a 4GB pendrive. I have installed ubuntu 14.04 into it. But, ubuntu is not booting from it. Whenever I try to boot from it, only a black screen is up. May be the bootloader is keep on searching ...
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Clone desktop ubuntu on a pendrive to run on another machine

i would like to clone my desktop ubuntu onto a pendrive that could be installed onto another machine with all my settings and files. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Copying data from External hard disk to thumb drive

I tried copying some movies from my HDD (of 1 TB) to my pendrive so I could go play it somewhere else. The problem is that it starts the copy file operation , and after nearing completion, it just ...
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recover flash drive (no need to recover files)

I was writing a file of 4GB on my flash drive. The process made the whole system slow so I restarted system and found that the drive works no longer. I Don't need to recover it's contents I only want ...
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Creating a bootable usb that runs mainly off of ram, but saves files and applications to the same usb [duplicate]

I am completely new to ubuntu, and I created a live usb with ubuntu 14.10. I booted up to the usb, but it was soo slow compared to using the test version of ubuntu. How can I get my live usb to run ...
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Mount Flashdrive: Not Authorized to perform operation

At first this issue seemed to be related solely to usb's. When I insert a USB i get "Unable to mount xGb volume Not Authorized to perform operation" Previously it would prompt for root password to ...
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Could not mount pendrive on ubuntu 14.04 while windows normally load it

This error occurs when we want to open pendrive on Ubuntu 14.04. Full error: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-General_USB_Flash_"' exited with non-zero ...
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Cannot mount or recognize usb flash drive ubuntu 14.04

I am having trouble mounting my 16GB usb3.0 flash drive both on windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04. Device doesn't show on fdisk or when I run lsusb. This is what I get when I run dmesg after pluging it ...
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How do I make a bootable usb drive for ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I make a bootable usb drive from the .iso file? Using windows 7 on a lenovo x140e.
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Install and boot Linux mint from 64g usb? [closed]

How I could install and boot Linux mint (i know this is an Ubuntu forum but i might not use Linux mint i might change to Ubuntu 14.04) from a 64g USB? Here are some follow up questions: Is that ...
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Unable to format pen drive

These are the errors i am facing. I have tried gparted and disks. Gparted error: Input/output error during write on /dev/sdc Error formatting volume Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs ...
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Is It Possible to Create a Bootable Ubuntu Install Within Chrubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Chrubuntu on my C720 Chromebook, but want to create a bootable Linux USB key. The problem is that I can't seem to do this from within Ubuntu once I've loaded it and obviously can't ...
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Install Ubuntu onto USB stick? (Not installer?) [duplicate]

I'm a total newbie, so sorry if this is a stupid question. I was wondering if I could make a version of Ubuntu I could run straight from the USB stick. Not like the installer, but I'd plug it in and ...
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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 ...