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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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USB set to write protect mode

I used the dd command to burn a bootable Ubuntu distro (ISO file) to my USB. Now the entire drive is completely "read only". It's impossible to modify it! I tried switching to root and executed ...
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How to install ubuntu 16.04 directly on usb 3.0 drive [on hold]

everything was good the installation finished and the problem is that it wont boot in the os it`s like my usb is not on the pc
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Can I use Ubuntu to write a Windows 7 ISO to USB? [duplicate]

I need to create a Windows installation USB drive from an ISO file. I used UNetbootin which seems to be the only tool that can write non-Linux images. The USB disk boots (sort of), but it gets stuck ...
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How to install Lubuntu to an external USB drive as part of a dual boot?

I have an external USB drive that I currently have Windows 10 installed on. I used the tool WinToUSB to install Windows 10 on that drive. Windows runs directly from the drive. It's a portable ...
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Ubuntu behind the scenes

I am just curious about what Ubuntu is doing behind the scenes after I type a command in the terminal and it takes a long time to complete the requested action. In my case here now, I typed the ...
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How to install Lubuntu 16.04 Alternate from a USB stick without network access?

I tried to install Lubuntu 16.04 Alternate from a USB stick to a computer with no network. During the install, it requires to enter "Ubuntu archive mirror hostname". What do I need to type to install ...
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Some USB drives cannot be removed savely

I have two USB 3.0 flash drives, the first hast 16GB and can be removed savely. The other one has 32GB and the menu entry 'remove safely' is not visible. Is this a matter of file system or partition ...
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How can I easily cd into a flash drive from cli?

Right now I am accessing all of my files from my native directories. However, I want to also use a flash drive for extra storage. In that case, what would my terminal command be to access my flash ...
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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

Update since the latest release of displaylink drivers this issue was solved - it was a driver issue I'm connecting a Lenovo Thinkvision Displaylink USB external monitor to a Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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My computer won't boot after trying to mount a Flash drive

I'm a beginner, I'v just installed ubuntu on my computer The problem is that I plugged my flash drive but nothing happened and it didn't appear in the launcher, I read online and then found that I ...
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How do I mount and open flash drive

I cannot open USB drives I have two USB drives, and when I insert them they show up as contents :ISO 9660 (version Joliet Extension) — Not Mounted` and contents: FAT (32-bit version) — Not ...
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Recover data from USB flash drive with testdisk and photorec

I have a 32GB flash drive, somehow it is no more working, it is detected as an 8Mb drive as fdisk -l shows: Disk /dev/sdb: 8 MB, 8454144 bytes 1 heads, 17 sectors/track, 971 cylinders, total 16512 ...
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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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How do I boot the Ubuntu OS istalled on a 32GB USB drive?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 OS on a 32GB pendrive. But when I tried to boot from the USB drive, it goes into grub rescue mode. I am not talking about creating a bootable pendrive. I installed the Ubuntu ...
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How do I mount an encrypted /home directory on another Ubuntu machine?

I've done something a bit, well, strange. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 directly onto a USB thumb stick, encrypting the /home directory as given the option during the install. The filesystem is btrfs, I ...
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How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal? (How can I mount a flash drive manually?)

I only have access to the command line I need to backup my data (on the user folder) to a pen. I don't know where/how can I do this is order to access the pen, and then do the cp command. How can ...
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Sandisk Cruzer Blade not detected and can't be formatted

My sandisk cruzer blade is not write protected and it is not mounted in ubuntu. I can't even format it using Disks utility in ubuntu. dmesg | tail info: rishi@rishi:~$ dmesg | tail [192006.789212] sd ...
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Why is it that I am unable to format my pendrive in exfat using gparted? [duplicate]

When I go to Gparted and try to format my pendrive to exfat,the option is greyed out and I am not able to select it however I can choose other file systems such as ext4,ntfs,etc. Why is that ?
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ubuntu 16.4 USB Port

I installed ubuntu on a windows computer and I keep getting an error on startup that it can't read one of my USB ports. I had the same problem in windows 7 but I went into device manager and disabled ...
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How to format a USB flash drive?

In Windows there is a straightforward "Format" option in a flash drive's right-click pop-up menu. Where's that in Ubuntu?
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LG External CD/DVD Drive not recognized 16.04

I recently upgraded to 16.04 and cannot get Ubuntu to recognize my external cd/dvd drive. It powers up, opens and closes with no problems, but does not mount. The output for sudo lshw -short is ...
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My USB 3.0 Card Is Having issues

On Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, my PCI-E USB 3.0 Card used to work until I either installed Wine (Windows Program Emulator) or Light DM Login Chromium OS 1.0 (lightdm-login-chromiumos) and then I was going ...
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USB Pen not identified

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I have a SanDisk Extreme 64GB drive which is not recognized by the system. lsusb command list the drive. but fdisk does not show it. Also no dev/sd* could be found
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External drive mounts only as root

I'm having trouble with a USB drive. It used to automount just fine but for some reason those good old days are over. Not only does it not automount but mounting it as a regular user from Nautilus or ...
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Why Evince is not generating thumbnails for .ai files in CDs or Pendrives?

Recently, I discover that Evince (Ubuntu Document Viewer) could display Adobe Ilustrator files from old Clipart CDs (version 3 or less) After appending these mime types: ...
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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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I can't format the usb flash memory stick

Hello guys I have a big problem here!! I tried everything and I can't format this usb. Please help me! I try to format with gparted and disks and with gparted I receive those errors: Partition(s) 1 ...
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Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox?

I have an external hard drive that Windows can't open (gives an error message saying the file system is unrecognized and wants me to reformat), so I am trying to see if Ubuntu, which I am running as a ...
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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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How to know if a pendrive can be safety removed?

Imagine that you copy a large file to a pendrive, and then you press the USB release button in nautilus. A warning window appears telling not to release the USB because data is being written. This ...
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Can't unmount USB drive

If i try unmount usb drive i see this error. Error unmounting /dev/sdb1: Command-line `umount "/media/michal/MUZA"' exited with non-zero exit status 32 umount: /media/michal/MUZA: not mounted
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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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Disable automount for one particular drive

I know how to disable automount for all drives. But I want to disable automount for one particular drive only. How to do this? Version: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
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Login problems IRONKEY d250 enterprise Ubuntu 14.04

I have a IRONKEY d250 enterprise device and want to use it on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I have followed all the procedures in the linux folder, but when I run the ironkey execution file I get the ...
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Usb drive clone

I want to clone my "security" usb-stick with a encrypted partition on it. The model is "Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0" But unfortunatelly my ubuntu doesn't recognize it correctly. I see it ...
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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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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 ...