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Fixing a Windows 10 BCD error from Ubuntu 14.04

I'm kind of new to Linux though I've been using it for a while now, but I'm in a very weird position at the moment. I have a new PC with no OS on it whatsoever, I managed to create an Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Decreasing the amount of space Ubuntu takes up on a flash drive

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a flash drive; I ended up successful in doing so, however, I was wondering if I could decrease the amount of space that Ubuntu takes up, since I only seem to have 3.1 ...
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Detect and mount devices

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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Ubuntu test installation fails to start [duplicate]

I am a novice in Ubuntu. I just tried to test Ubuntu on a PC with working Windows 10 installed. Nividia graphic card 960. I built a USB stick with Universal-usb-installer and Ubuntu 16.04 desktop. ...
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Disable external hard disk auto-open/autoplay at every startup!

I've already run this: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false and uncheck automount & automount-open in dconf-editor but problem remain. Edit: I run Ubuntu-Mate 16....
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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Problem booting OS from a pen drive [on hold]

i am here with a problem that isn't of ubuntu, and i know this isn't the best site to talk about another OS but i think you could help me with this problem, because i believe this can happen too with ...
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Utopic cannot detect the second HDD in a USB docking station

I have connected a double-HDD USB 3.0 docking station to a freshly installed and updated Ubuntu 14.10 box. However, Ubuntu is able to detect only the first one of two HDDs plugged into the dock (as ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 login problem

I have problems with the startup from a USB flash. It asks for a login and a password and I don't know the login or password can anyone help? It writes ubuntu 16.04 LTS ubuntu tty1 in a prompt.
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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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Thumb drive doesn't distinguish case in file names on Lubuntu

Using SanDisk ExtremePro 128GB usb3.0 thumb drive to copy files between Lubuntu 13.10 systems, also sometimes from Mac or PCs. Formatting is standard off-the-shelf, I believe, although I did run a ...
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How to install 16.04 with /home folder on separate USB flash drive to limit writes to new SSD

So I got a new SSD, and I'm reading that among other configurations it's advised to have your /home folder on a separate drive to reduce writes to an SSD. I tried this during install, selecting "...
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Pendrive not detected in ubuntu 16.04

My sandisk pendrive when plugged in turns up in disk utility application but is not detected in ubuntu home.I used this pendrive to install ubuntu in my computer.After that,it is not detected by ...
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How do I execute a file from a FAT USB drive?

I'm trying to install a portable app onto my USB drive such that it is compatible with both Ubuntu and Windows (specifically, a program called eToys). Support is already built into the app for both ...
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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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Install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot it to Uefi and Bios system.

So I'm totally new to linux. I don't want to install to my internal HDD. So I've been trying to install it independently on a usb so i can boot it on any pc (UEFI or BIOS). So i created a live usb ...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 Server from USB drive?

I'm looking to create a folder of ISO files on the my USB drive & access them via the GRUB menu for installation on various machines. So far, the Desktop editions of Ubuntu have booted ...
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Unreadable devices

I have two flash drives that I have erased using Startup Disk Creator in Ubuntu, to make them as bootable devices. Unfortunately they have been cracked and I can not use them at all. My laptop can't ...
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LiveUSB creator that works on 14.04

I want to create another LiveUSB of Lubuntu 15.10 or higher with a LiveUSB creator on a Lubuntu 14.04 LiveUSB. Last time I checked, 14.04-14.10 doesn't work AT ALL. It creates the disk and the disk ...
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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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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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File transfer from oneplus X to ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I cannot transfer files from my oneplus X (oxygen based android 5.1.1) to my laptop (ubuntu 14.04). Using MTP, only shows drivers, and using PTP, can only transfer camera photos. How to transfer all ...
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dd: Operation not supported (on unmounted, but not ejected drive)

I have looked through the other questions here on AU, and none of them seem to help me deal with this particular problem, so I am starting a new question. For some context, all I am trying to do is ...
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flash drive won't show up in steam

when I went to install a game to steam my flash drive the the flash drive would not show up in the steam folder libray
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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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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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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 T450s....
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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 http://www.pendrivelinux.com/...
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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: application/illustrator;image/...
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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 ...