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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Trouble in detecting USB Drive (Pendrive 2.0)

I just bought a new pendrive of 8gb storage. It is detected in windows but not in the Ubuntu,but the light in the pendrive still keeps flashing,so I think the pendrive is ok.
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How to re-initialize a USB drive after it had been disabled due to overcurrent?

I occasionally get a device descriptor read/64, error -71 on a permanently connected USB drive. It's powered by a single port, so I figure the reason for that is overcurrent and I should think about ...
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INSTALLING UBUNTU 12.04 fro already downloaded file (installing with pendrive) [duplicate]

I have got this file downloaded: ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso I have a 64 bit OS and want to install ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside win 7 (which I already ahve on the PC) I have a Pendrive. how ...
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Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
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Accidentally Deleted Block Special File (/dev/sdb)

I accidentally deleted block special file /dev/sdb trying to wipe my usb thumbdrive. Now /dev/sdb is not listed under fdisk -l, but the thumdrive still opens in file manager when I insert it to the ...
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Installing Ubuntu in pen drive without disturbing windows xp [duplicate]

I am a newbie to Ubuntu. Is it possible to install and run Ubuntu in pen drive or external hard disk without disturbing Windows XP on my laptop? I don't mind dual boot for running Ubuntu or ...
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How to make a pendrive snapshot

I am building a NAS server with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old laptop and am very happy with it. The OS is installed on a 8Gb pendrive (the swap partition and grub are also installed on it). I did a ...
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start up disk creator doesnt have ubuntu file

Step 5 of How to create bootable USB stick on ubuntu "Select the file and click 'Open'." Doesnt show anything under Desktop after I click "Other".. Its just blank.
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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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Identify udev subsystems and devtypes

I have to write a python script to monitor for usb mass storage devices. To successfully filter the required media it must be identified by its subsystem and DEVTYPE. Does anyone know the required ...
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Motorola Defy USB Debug Driver

I am trying to connect a Motorola Defy(MB525) phone to my computer that is running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't connect my phone with my computer system successfully. What steps do I need to take for this to ...
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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
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External HDDs don't appear until unplugged and plugged back in

I'm trying to use my Ubuntu computer as a file/media server, and I have four removable HDDs plugged in. After a fresh boot, two of them mount, or appear in fdisk or /dev/sd*, but they do appear in ...
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Ubuntu Bootable USB drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a pen drive. Firstly I made pendrive into a bootable USB drive which includes Ubuntu .iso file extraction. After using that USB drive in my other laptop and ...
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Problem while coping files in USB drive [duplicate]

I've a USB 2.0 drive. Today while I coping some media files in the pendrive, I found that It stucked in middle. I'd wait for half an hour, it remains unchanged! I thought that this is may be problem ...