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Installing Ubuntu on Acer Cloudbook 11

First question, all: Based on this thread, I tried installing Kubuntu on an Acer Cloudbook 11: Ubuntu installation on Acer Aspire Cloudbook 11 However, the granularity of the instructions is quite ...
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Checksums do not match when creating a bootable USB stick

Since karmic koala, I can't create a bootable USB. Always the same error, it arrives to 96% and then this error " checksums do not match". Also in lucid, meerkat and natty even with fresh install. ...
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Automount pendrive like Ubuntu Desktop in Ubuntu Server (15.10)

I use the Ubuntu Desktop on my PC and want my Ubuntu Server to automount USB media just like it does on my Desktop: plugin, a folder with same name as label appears in /media/ with the device mounted. ...
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows with one USB flash drive

I want to install Ubuntu alongside my Windows installation. My laptop has no CD drive, and I have only one USB flash stick, which is 32GB. In all installation tutorials I've seen, it is highly ...
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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Install Ubuntu Server to a flash drive, permanently

First thing, I wanted to make sure, there is an understanding what this post is NOT about: This is NOT about creating bootable USB key This is NOT about simply booting from USB What I am looking ...
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Creating A Bootable Partition On USB Drive

Hi have a USB drive with data already on it. Its 64Gb so unfortunately, Im not able to move/ transfer it easily. Is there a way to make a new partition on the USB disk and make that new partition, ...
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Deleting and resaving files on flash drives [on hold]

I run Linux 17.2 Rafaela. I am having trouble deleting and resaving to some of my backed up files on my flash drives(San Disk, PNY, Data Traveler). I cannot move them from one folder to another on ...
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How can I encrypt my pendrive with password? [duplicate]

In windows 7 or windows 8, I can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt and set a password in my pendrive but i am unable to access files of my pendrive in Ubuntu. Is there is any method to ...
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is my flash drive broken?

I have usb flash drive which is not recognized when plugged in two of my pcs . Here is what happens when i plug the drive: [ 1809.142270] usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=1234 ...
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Way to prevent USB icon from showing in launcher — I'll use Nautilus icon

When I attach a USB drive (or any external drive) an icon appears in the Launcher. If I then click that USB icon, Nautilus opens. This is dumb. If all it does is open Nautilus, why do I have to have ...
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Install UBUNTU MINIMAL to external HDD

I am trying to install UBUNTU minimal to a Seagate 1TB external HDD. I have disconnected my internal drive so that this installation doesn't conflict with Windows 7. But I am experiencing problems as ...
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Ubuntu MATE problems with external media permissions

I just started trying out Ubuntu MATE in 16.04 and I can't edit my thumb-drive files because they belong to root. I tried changing the mount point with gnome-disks to media/user/DRIVE still belong to ...
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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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How can i find that which file was copied from my pendrive last time?

I forget my pendrive in my office. I have doubt that someone copies my important documents and files from my pendrive. Is there any method to find that which file is copied from my pen-drive? Please ...
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USB Drive not being recognized

I have a Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 (64GB) and it is not being recognized by ubuntu. I tested in 3 different machines. It is not even being listed with lsusb (lsusb will give the same output with or ...
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USB port mounting

How do I find out what USB a device is in and get it to mount.I have done it befor but not in a long time and can't remember how nor can I find the notes I took to do it
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“general input error ” when trying to view any files on pendrive. How do I make it go back to normal?

I was struggling with an issue with my pendrive ( lock symbol on files and folders disabling me to delete or rename or format it). I stumbled upon this link through Google: How to format a USB flash ...
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Install Windows 7 from Ubuntu on USB Drive

I don't have cd burner, so I want to install W7 on my 2nd computer via an USB-Drive. I just copied the files from the iso but it won't boot. So I installed ms-sys and did a ms-sys -7 /dev/sdb but it ...
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How should I partition my pendrive in the Ubuntu 15 installation so that I can save my stuff?

I have put the iso. file to install Ubuntu 15 in a pendrive and I want to install it in another pendrive(16 GB) from which I want to boot. I am getting stuck in the step where it is asking me to ...
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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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Unboot Pendrive through ubuntu which is booted in windows 8

I recentely migrated from windows 8 to ubuntu 14.04 .I booted my pendrive through windows 8. Now I want to unboot my pendrive through ubuntu 14.04, how can i do? Pendrive: 16GB(sandisk cruzer blade) ...
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Fastest File System Type

We currently/still write to tape for off-site backups (avg size is 80 GB per day) and the robot is misbehaving as of late. I'm setting up an NFS share on Ubuntu Server 14 (16 when it releases) to ...
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Ubuntu doesn't look like sending power to an usb port used by a device that uses 2 usb ports to function

I'm connecting a Lenovo Thinkvision Displaylink USB external monitor to a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s. It works fine when I connect the screen to an AC powered USB hub connected, but when I connect the ...
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Error on booting Ubuntu PXE-M0F

This is my first time to install Ubuntu, I used PendriveLinux to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a USB Drive, changed the BIOS to boot from the USB drive first and when the computer boots it displays the ...
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How can I change permissions on external drives?

I wanted to change permissions on my external drives that are automounted however I have tried by sudo nautilus and then going to gui and permissions and changing it however it does not let me. I ran ...
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USB 3.0 Flashdisk Drive is overheating in USB 3.0 Port but not in USB 2.0

A simple question from me, I have an USB 3.0 KIingston Data Traveler G4 8GB. I have ASUS X450-CC Notebook. When I plug the USB into USB 3.0 port in Ubuntu 15.04 and 15.10, the Flash Disk got overheat ...
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Making a bootable 12.04 Ubuntu Image on a flash drive

Downloaded ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads. Downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.3.exe from ...
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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 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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Ubuntu log in with pendrive instead of user and passwod

I would like to login to my computer without writing my password nor username, but only sometimes. The thing is I would like to configure my notebook to start up at certain hour and start at once all ...
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Check real size of USB thumb drive

I recently read a lot about fake usb thumb drives that claim to have a lot of space (often carried too far, like 128 GB), while physically offering only 0.5 to 4 GB. I recently bought a SanDisk USB ...
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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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need to load live image without shuting down

I have a Chromebook and want to boot a live image, but I can't find any applications that would allow me to do it. I would like it to be preferably a small app. Or maybe suggest a way to load your ...
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How to turn off hard drive in Ubuntu?

I am running Kubuntu from External Hard Drive. My Internal Hard Drive has Windows on it. I don't want to use it while on Ubuntu and want to turn it off to produce less heat as well consume lower ...
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Error Checking of USB Flash Drive in ubuntu

Please tell how to check a USB flash drive or pen drive or SD Card for errors in ubuntu like it is done in Windows. I tried smartmontools but I think it works only with selected hardware & give me ...
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My pen does not show up

Please help my pen drive won't show up, I'm new to Ubuntu ,so can't figure this out. it won't detect in devices menu
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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 to disable Usb port?

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. I want to disable my usb port due to some resign. so how i can disable my usb port and after that how i can enable it..
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Install Ubuntu on USB Flash Drive

I purchased the SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB from a local supermarket and am planning on installing the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop (not live, but the actual version), onto the nano thumb drive and use ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 can't connect nexus 5

I have installed on my computer only Ubuntu 15.10 and I program with Android Studio, but Ubuntu can't find my Nexus 5 when I connect via USB. I try with other smartphone (Huawei P8 Lite) and Ubuntu ...
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14.04 small usb drive stopped working (Garmin watch)

I have a Garmin Forerunner 620 watch which shows up as a 5MB (yes,MB) drive when connected via USB. Yesterday, the watch stopped being recognized in Ubuntu, but it still works in MacOS (same ...
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Can't format USB drive

I have a 4 Gig USB drive that I'd like to format. I go to the Disk Utility, and try to format it, but it says that the device is busy. (This same error occurs no matter whether I tried to format the ...
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Error in making a bootable USB drive

I was trying to make a bootable USB drive but nothing seems to work. I don't think I need to explain a lot here because I think the picture speaks for itself.
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don't work pendrives 64 Gb 14.04 [closed]

I work with Ubuntu 15.04, and doesn't recognize the pendrives with 64 Gb. Is it correct?
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USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 only works with network off

USB 3.0 device on port USB 3.0 only works with network off in ubuntu 15.10 kernel linux-image-4.2.0-16-generic
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 on usb flash drive (not live usb)? [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu on a usb flash drive. The flash drivers SanDisk Ultra 32GB flash drive I created the following partitions- 500 MB \boot(logical) 4000 MB swap area(logical) 26000 MB mount ...
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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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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 ...