For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
202 views

GParted/fdisk gives wrong size for drive

I have an 8GB USB Memory stick that I want to format. When I call fdisk -l, I get the following: Disk /dev/sdc: 1004.6 GB, 1004611174400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 122137 cylinders, total ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Boot to USB HD with Linux on a Macbook

So I have a Macbook, and it's dual-booted....I almost never use MacOS, and I like Windows, but Rails is close to impossible to install on it, and so far my experience with it on OSX hasn't been that ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How Can I Install A Steam game On A Flash Drive

I'm Really Stupid When It Computers So, I'm Wondering if I Install Garry's Mod On A flash Drive? I Don't Know How And Im Retarded With This Stuff. Thanks :D
0
votes
0answers
757 views

Install Windows 7 on a usb drive using Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to Install Windows 7 Home Premium on an external SSD. I found some tools and a guide which I successfully ran on a Windows machine. This WAIK tools include ...
0
votes
0answers
420 views

Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
0
votes
0answers
628 views

warning: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated

I am running into a problem while creating a USB drive with downloaded *.iso image in Windows, using Universal USB installer: I copied the ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso using Universal USB ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

Permissions setting on a thumb drive

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. My laptop is a Dell Insperion. I plugged in a thumb drive 64 gig into the USB drive. About a week later, I plugged in the drive again and it said that I could not ...
2
votes
3answers
850 views

How do I install apache, php, and mysql on a usb flash drive in ubuntu?

How do I install apache, php, and mysql on a usb flash drive in ubuntu? I know you can do it on windows, but I'd like to be able to run it from a linux operating system.
1
vote
2answers
699 views

Reinstalling Ubuntu with USB pendrive

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, switched from win7 2 days ago. I installed 12.04 LTS and it got upgraded to 13.04 after I did don't know what. Anyway that isn't a problem, however, I installed some packages ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Ubuntu USB Failed Install

I tried to install Ubuntu on USB but it failed. Now my USB has 0 free and its not even booting. How can I restore the USB to reinstall the Ubuntu
1
vote
0answers
2k views

installing ubuntu (13.10) on external usb hard drive

I know this question sort of has been answered elsewhere, notably, here: Install Ubuntu to Boot from Partition on external Hard Drive except that i am having an error that i do not know what to do ...
1
vote
1answer
216 views

USB device not removable

I'm facing a problem regarding my USB flash device. Somehow, my USB Flash Device is not recognized as a removable device, it's now a partition of a hard disk drive device now. Even though I go to a ...
1
vote
0answers
483 views

USB Flash Drive, Unable to mount

Once my flash drive was infected by some virus that produced the shortcuts for directories. After this infection the device could not be connected to any system and OS. I tried it on Ubuntu and found ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Will a 64 bit operating system ran as fast and smooth from a flash drive as the 32 bit version does? [closed]

I have a bootable flash drive that i use ubuntu from. The computer i use it on is powerful enough to run a 64 bit operating system(windows is installed). Does the fact that it is 64 bit matter in ...
0
votes
2answers
257 views

Pendrive capacity decreased after installing ubuntu on it

My USB capacity is 8 GB . It shows 700 MB in disk management. It show 7 GB free space. I am not able to add it.
0
votes
1answer
87 views

ubuntu installation from usb stick

I have a machine which does not have a DVD drive. This machine does not have provision of booting from usb directly. Currently the machine is operating on ubuntu 9.04 version. I have downloaded ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
135 views

Ubuntu LIve USB on external 400GB solid state drive for prolonged use

In recent days I've managed to destroy two internal hard drives... Both my own lenovo thinkpad T410 and within a fortnight my father's lenovo ideapad Y450... I think I spurned the harddisks by sitting ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Making a Ubuntu pedrive into a regular pendrive

I have weird question with a simple answer, but I'm to lazy for simple. (That was a joke). I have two desktopss and a 32 gig pendrive with ubuntu 12.04 installed. My old desktop is ancient, I'd ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to format a pendrive? [duplicate]

How to format a pendrive? I am new on the OS, so can anyone help with materials that can make things easier for me. I want to forever say goodbye to windows.
0
votes
2answers
20k views

Create bootable USB drive on Mac for Windows [duplicate]

I need to create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu for a Windows machine, but I got a Mac... How can I make a bootable USB on a Mac, for a Windows machine?
2
votes
0answers
307 views

Unix Signal handling in Qt Embedded Linux [closed]

I have an application for the USB interface in Qt (Embedded Linux). When a pen-drive is inserted, the kernel sends a signal for that and I want to recognize that signal and I want my Qt application ...
0
votes
0answers
378 views

Installing multiple operating systems onto a flash drive

I am trying to install centos onto another one of my machines, and I am new to Ubuntu. When I downloaded centos the operating system came as two .iso images. So far I have been unable to figure out ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Write to USB flash drive extremely slow

When I'm copying a copying a large file to a 8GB pendrive, the write crawls at some 10's of kB/s. Even after killing the process with Ctrl+C, the writing continues for several minutes. (the task ...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

Backing up to two locations at the same time?

I'm using deja-dup to create backups of my documents, but it won't let me backup to two places at once. The backup button is greyed out. Is there any way to do this?
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Failed to install Ubuntu

I have a problem whereby when I tried to install Ubuntu with my USB pendrive, my laptop crashes whenever i choose the Install option. My DVD reader is broken therefore my last resort is to use USB ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

How to FSCK on with ecryptfs encrypted home directory? Is it necessary?

I set the switch to encrypt my home directory at installation. I installed Ubuntu on a USB pen drive, so the chances to garbage are higher than usual. I have the serious assumption, that the file ...
0
votes
1answer
590 views

bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Impossible to format a 4GB RAW usb flash drive

I have 4GB usb flashdrive I tried to format with Widows 7 and couldn't format it any way I tried with Kali Linux (a pentesting Debian distro) to format my RAW usb flash drive (as detected on Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
332 views

Why does Ubuntu boot from flash with the screen turned off?

I have recently bought a new Acer V3-772G laptop and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. This laptop has UEFI, but it can be disabled by switching to Legacy mode. I have done it to ...
0
votes
1answer
272 views

USB 2.0 not working in my Ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. I need to get the USB 2.0 port on the left side of the ultrabook to read my pendrive. When I plug it in, nothing happens. It works fine ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

Portable Installation on ext2 Flash Drive Won't Boot

I've been running Ubuntu from my flash drive for a while now, but due to the frequent read/write feature of the journaling system, it was excessively slow. I read about how it might be this slow ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Need help with USB flash drives

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 and have been experiencing many problems with USB flash drives since (mounting trouble). No problems occurred using 12.04. I have no data on this computer, so if need be ...
0
votes
1answer
646 views

SD/MMC card detected by the kernel but no block device created

I'm running an Acer laptop on 13.04: 3.8.0-30-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 20:52:24 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The laptop has an SD/MMC card slot that has worked for me in the ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Can I install Librecad to a thumb drive for portability between my machines?

I use 4 different laptops with Ubuntu. I would like it if I could keep the Librecad program and drawing files on a thumb drive. Can this be done?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
0
votes
1answer
971 views

VirtualBox under Ubuntu 12.04 has a problem in mounting an external USB-drive

I have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. Now, I've bought an external USB-drive with 1.5 TB. When I start Windows7 in VirtualBox and mount the new USB-drive, a popup-message appears, ...
0
votes
1answer
312 views

How do I boot from a USB drive recognized as fd0?

I am trying to boot Ubuntu Saucy from a USB stick that I created using the Startup Disk Creator Tool. However, when I try to boot I just get a message Boot error. I also have grub installed on a ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Ubuntu copy dialogue stops at the last moment for a long time

Whenever I try and copy a file to an USB flash disk, the progress bar runs till the end very fast and stops for an indeterminable time before it is complete. Is there an issue with ubuntu or my flash ...
0
votes
2answers
527 views

Trouble mounting/formating 16g SanDisk USB

I'm having trouble mounting or formating my 16gig SanDisk USB. When I run sudo fdisk -l I get this return Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15267 cylinders, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

USB drive - cp: cannot create regular file, Read-only file system

I am able to copy files from a USB flash drive, but I cannot get the data (files) into the flash drive. It is showing: cp: cannot create regular file `PENDRIVE/12_angrymen.avi': Read-only file system ...
0
votes
1answer
512 views

Usb Flash drive no longer works on ubuntu 13.04 but external hard drive does?

Recently my usb stick (flash drive) will not show up on my laptop when plugging it in, it has always worked before and when plugging it into a computer with windows it works fine, my hard drive still ...
1
vote
2answers
974 views

Ubuntu 12.04.3 takes too long to mount usb 3.0 ntfs hard drive

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04.2 kernel 3.5.0-39 to 12.04.3 kernel 3.8.0-29 (raring kernel). Here is the problem: when I connect the usb 3.0 NTFS hard drive to my system, it takes about 5-7 min ...
0
votes
1answer
714 views

Format USB drive using mformat? [duplicate]

I have tried many different things to try to format my USB drive, but none of them work... how might I do this using the mformat commands? thanks!
0
votes
1answer
390 views

Cant boot from USB [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu alongside with Windows 8, but for some reason, it just deleted the W8 installation. But now, i want windows back, because Wine cant emulate all programs, which is, of ...
0
votes
3answers
523 views

How do I install Linux to a bootable USB stick? [duplicate]

I don't mean to create a bootable Live USB stick that has some persistent storage, I mean to actually install Ubuntu on a USB stick and be able to boot up from this on any computer. I've managed to ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

How to install ubuntu on windows 8? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 laptop that does not have a disc drive. I have a 16 gb flash drive that I can use if I need. Overall I don't really know how to install ubuntu. I have installed the 64 bit version ...
0
votes
1answer
501 views

Where is the file I saved on my USB flash drive?

I am running Ubuntu from a pendrive and I saved a document in LibreOffice. My computer shut down and now I can't find it anywhere! I've read that if running Ubuntu from pendrive it saves documents ...
2
votes
0answers
177 views

Slow performance while copying large files to external peripherals

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been having many problems with External Storage devices like Hard Disk and pen drives. Sometimes, my external HDD (WD Passport 500 GB) is not detected at ...
0
votes
2answers
100 views

What are these files in my flash drive?

These files are on my USB flash drive. I can't view them with Dolphin, but I can view them in the terminal. I tried to copy them, but I failed? Virus? Is it OK to format the USB flash drive completely ...
0
votes
0answers
591 views

USB - UNetbootin not showing?

I am currently using Ubuntu, and trying to dual boot with Backtrack 5. I have the ISO and everything but when I start UNetbootin there is no USB showing up. It shows in the sidebar of Ubuntu that my ...