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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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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 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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How to install Jahshaka? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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How to format a USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to format a USB flash drive? How do I clear everything (data, viruses) from a thumbdrive? How to format a pen drive in Ubuntu 12.04? I have this pen drive which ...
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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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USB memory stick not working any more

I have one USB memory stick (FAT32) that I was using on Ubuntu. However, recently it does not mount when I put it into the USB port. Application "Disks" does not recognize it at all. However, when I ...
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problem while installing ubuntu from usb pen drive [duplicate]

i'am new with ubuntu and want to try it..so i downloaded it from the site and also created a bootable pen drive using the tool. every thing went well ,ubuntu was loaded from pen drive at boot time but ...
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How to change read-only pendrive?

I have a generic pendrive with a problem... I can't copy to inside, delete or move any archive or folder from the pendrive. I don't know how this happens, I do not change any kind of permissions... ...
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Ubuntu create virtual USB flash drive

How to create in host Ubuntu a virtual USB flash drive for working with it in VirtualBox? I need to create a virtual image physical USB flash drive. And in VirtualBox it connects the virtual image as ...
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UEFI not recognizing USB 3.0 drive [closed]

I would like to run Windows To Go on an external USB 3.0 drive and whenever it is plugged into my laptop, Windows should run instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I successfully installed and configured Windows ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 no caching page found

I just upgraded from Ubuntu Server 14.04 to 14.04.2 and now I get this error on my three USB hard drives which are set up in a single LVM. I never had this error before and was able to transfer data ...
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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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Unable to mount 2 4TB external seagate hdd but can mount either one by itself

I'm not sure if this is a bug or what. It certainly is preventing me from getting any useful work done. I looked through previous posts but can't find anything that seems to apply so my apologies if ...
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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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Installing to SD Card

i have created a USB device with an ISO image using PenDrive and when I boot up from it I get the choice to either "try Linux" or else "install". I dont want to overwrite my Windows installation but ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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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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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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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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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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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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Seagate Expansion drive is not detecting

I am trying to connect my seagate 1Tb expansion drive with my ubuntu. drive is not detecting in my system. I tried many forum questions but nothing worked for me. I tried this command in terminal as ...
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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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Boot off USB key without bios support

I installed Ubuntu onto a USB key using pendrivelinux.com. I need to boot off the pen drive now but the bios doesn't support this. I can still boot into Linux without X support ( broken X is one of ...
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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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Why can't I install GRUB on my USB drive?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu to a USB drive, but I'm having a difficult time installing GRUB to the drive. The rest of the install seems to go fine. This is what I have tried Went through the ...
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Ubuntu doesnt mount anymore an mp3 usb player

I have an arena oregon mp180 and in the past it was used to be seen like a normal USB stick. Today, after a couple years, I am trying it again, but Ubuntu doesn't mount it any more like it used to ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on pendrive

I've got a problem with installing Ubuntu on Pendrive. Steps I made: Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site. Burn it on DVD. Run PC from the DVD (pendrive is plugged in). Followed instruction on the ...
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Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
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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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Tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive

What is the best tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive (pen drive)?
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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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Can I use my Ubuntu machine to reformat a flash drive that was formatted with windows? [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk formatted using Windows 7. I would like to re-use it now on my Ubuntu machine.
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I'm having trouble installing deepen on my eeepc 1000ha using unetbootin and 16 gb flash drive

It loads up to a blue box with options: DEFAULT, HELP, TRY AND INSTALL DEEPEN, CHECK DISC FOR DEFECTS, BOOT FROM FIRST HARD DISK I don't know which to choose. I tried default and it brings up this. ...
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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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mount/fix pendrive

I have been trying to fix this 4Gb pendrive that I can't get to mount. I've checked many applications and the drive is good, also checked different Operating Systems and it came back the drive is ...
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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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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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How can I fix the lag when running Ubuntu installed on a USB drive?

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I did it on a 16GB USB flash drive, with 964MB for swap and 13.97GB for ext3. System specs: 2GB DDR2 RAM (800~ frequency range) 3.14GHz single core ...
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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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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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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 ...