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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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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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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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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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How to run Code::Blocks from a USB Flash Drive

I have been using Code::Blocks IDE for quite some time, and I have had no problems with it until now. I have recently decided to move almost all of my programs onto a USB for portability. Eclipse ...
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Copying issue in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

While copying files from the pen-drive, the copying speed gradually slows down. Copying rate is too slow and stops at the last moment. The dialogue box shows remaining time is 0 seconds, but copying ...
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Why does Ubuntu complaint that my SD card is in use when it is not? How do I establish the connection to this device?

My IOGEAR SD Card Reader/Writer is recognized on Ubuntu (by using VM ware) but when I try to connect to "Removable Devices -> Alcor Micro Flash Card Reader/Writer" , the following message appears: ...
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Slow performance while copying large files to external peripherals

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been having many problems with External Storage devices like Hard Disk and pen drives. Sometimes, my external HDD (WD Passport 500 GB) is not detected at ...
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USB 3.0/ UASP - how to find out that mass storage uses UASP?

My Question is how can I find out if a USB 3.0 connected mass storage device is using UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)?
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't mount Samsung SE-218BB

I can't seem to mount the drive even though Samsung advertises it as being Linux compatible when switching it over to AV mode (by ejecting the tray and holding the eject button until the LED comes on) ...
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USB NTFS pen drive and hard drive not working after plugging them into Ubuntu

I connected a USB key (NTFS formatted) with data in it, on 12.04, after I disconnected it, I was no longer able to access the USB key neither from Windows nor from Ubuntu. The system asks me to format ...
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How to format a SD card easily in KDE?

first I want to clarify that I know how to do this with programs like kde-partitionmanager or gparted. What I am really looking for is a easy way such as right click in dolphin on my SD Card or USB ...
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Cannot mount USB 3 harddrive

I cannot mount an USB 3 harddrive. When looking at dmesg I got the following error: [ 96.463269] usb 3-2.1: >new low-speed USB device number 10 using xhci_hcd [ 96.485777] usb 3-2.1: >New ...
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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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install ubuntu on a hardware AES encrypted flash drive

I couldn't find the answer to my question after hours of search. I hope someone can help me out. I would like to install ubuntu on a flash drive. I followed to standard instructions for installing ...
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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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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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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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Same external drive and file, different md5sum when connected via USB3 vs USB2

I have an external USB3 HDD with an ext4 partition on it. I've been plagued with file corruption issues for days whilst trying to transfer a large (~200GB) file from the drive, and I've finally ...
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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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Installation of Ubuntu from USB-Flash-Drive

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu onto a 'non-pae computer'. All goes well until I reach the Download installer components. After that step the screen clears with a violet-blank screen with one white ...
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USB Drive not detected or responding 13.04 | Power problem suspected

Hej, a TOSHIBA USB 2.0 hard drive is not detected by lsusb or found via ls /dev/sd*. According to Paul the problem is related to the USB power, but after restarting the laptop without connected usb ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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Safely remove option missing

I have two USB flash drives. When I connect the first one, the icon in the launcher is that of a USB stick and I get the option "Eject" only. When I connect the second one, I get a different icon ...
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Specific PendrIve not being detected in UBUNTU 12.04 after making it bootable

My Ubuntu is unable to recognize the Transcend USB Pen-drive. This problem is persisting since I had made it Bootable to install the Windows XP on other PC. Before this, It was working fine and being ...
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Failed to attach the USB device - SKYMEDI USB drive

I try to attach a USB drive in a virtual box Ubuntu 12.04. I select Devices from the menu and then USB devices. I select the USB drive. Error Message Failed to attach the USB device SKYMEDI USB ...
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installing ubuntu (13.10) on external usb hard drive

I know this question sort of has been answered elsewhere, notably, here: Install Ubuntu to Boot from Partition on external Hard Drive except that i am having an error that i do not know what to do ...
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USB Flash Drive, Unable to mount

Once my flash drive was infected by some virus that produced the shortcuts for directories. After this infection the device could not be connected to any system and OS. I tried it on Ubuntu and found ...
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Can I install Librecad to a thumb drive for portability between my machines?

I use 4 different laptops with Ubuntu. I would like it if I could keep the Librecad program and drawing files on a thumb drive. Can this be done?
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Ubuntu on USB keeps asking to install on hdd

I used the Pendrive universal USB installer to create a live USB w/Ubuntu I can boot fine and everything works but everytime I boot it asks if I want to install to the HDD. I choose no but it takes ...
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Can't see my external hard drive?

Usually on a windows computer, you would plug-in the external harddrive and it would show up on the "My computer" or something would popup saying you want to few the files inside of this. But when I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USb

I have used Universal USB installer and linuxlive USB creater to make a bootable pendrive, but whenever I boot from it just a black screen appears with a dot blinking on upper left corner and it does ...
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“Safe(ly) remove function/button” shows up for usb external hard drive but not usb flash drive [Ubuntu 13.04]

I have to use udisks --unmount /dev/sdb1 && udisks --detach /dev/sdb to remove usb flash drive while I can use Safe(ly) remove function/button for usb external hard drive. How can I made that ...
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Installing ubuntu for mac, on a usb-drive

After following all the steps on how to install Ubuntu [12.04] on a flash drive, i get the error that the usb stick cannot be read. Options are to format, ignore or reject it. Also tried to shutdown ...
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/sda, hard drives, USB drives, all missing

After updating, my system doesn't detect any partitions or USB drives save for the two partitions I use as / and /home. /dev/sda doesn't even exist. I'm not sure if that's normal because I haven't ...
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USB external drive not opened any more

I'm having a problem to access an external usb hard drive in Ubuntu 12.04. I had been succesfully using this HD both at work and home in my two Ubuntu 12.04 computers. I had to add the following line ...
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How to use QQDVR on Ubuntu?

I want to use zoneminder, but the CCTV DVR cable is RG59 not USB , so I bought QQDVR. I use terminal : lsusb Bus 002 Device 007: ID 04b4:8613 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C68013 EZ-USB FX2 USB ...
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Modified hd-media initrd.gz causing kernel panic

My problem relates to modifying the contents of the hd-media initrd.gz. I am customising ubuntu 12.10 server. I want the early and late commands of the installer to be able to run a couple of shell ...
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USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
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reasonable USB mount points

Plugging in my Android cellphone in Mass Storage mode mounts the SD card via USB onto an insane pathname like /media/sp;<_html>/ which of course causes problems later with other programs like ...
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How to read content of modified USB thumb drive?

I discovered someone who I didn't want harm to befall had purchased an "Internet Radio + TV Player" USB device. I decided to see if I could view the contents of the device to see if any of it was ...
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How can I automate ddrescue from a failing usb hard drive?

I've got an interesting problem... A friend asked me to recover data from a failing external (usb) hard drive, which i've been doing using the ddrescue utility. However, every few hours the drive ...
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Is there a way to sync my laptop's Ubuntu install with a jumpdrive Ubuntu install?

So I'm doing a fresh install of Ubuntu on my laptop right now. I also have a jumpdrive with Ubuntu installed on it with a persistent setup. What I would like is to be able to plug the jumpdrive into ...
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USB 3.0, mSATA, SSD in Enclosure connecting then disconnecting. What is happening?

I have a mSTAT SSD that I have put into a USB 3.0 enclosure and it is not working. When I connect my drive, it will mount but after about a few seconds it will disconnect. Sometimes it will ...
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Ubuntu server in Vbox hangs when adding a line to fstab to mount a USB Drobo for owncloud

The basics: Hardware running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Kubuntu) w/ 6Gigs ram in old Optiplex 760 SFF. Drobo 4 USB2.0 w/8Tbs VBox 4.3.14 r95030 I have managed to get Ubuntu server 32bit running in Vbox for ...
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Reading from USB Drives is extremely slow in ubuntu 12.04

Reading/ Copying files from external USB drives is extremely slow on my laptop - less than 50 kbps. I have tried with multiple pen drives, and an external hard-drive. I know that there's no problem in ...
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Dell vostro 2520 3rd gen PDC factory set bootable pendrive creation

I have Dell vostro 2520 Intel 3rd gen Pentium dual core laptop. I want to create a bootable pendrive along with my factory default driver files. In internet I can find the ubuntu OS 12.04, but not the ...
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Why can't I mount a USB device in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I try to mount a USB storage device, I receive an error stating that I am not authorized to perform the operation. I've added myself to the fuse and plugdev user groups to no avail.
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how to mount Samsung s5 on Ubuntu

How can I mount Samsung S5 on Ubuntu. File transfer to device is fine, but from device to ubuntu reads error
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dd command not working properly in ubuntu 14.04

I have been using dd command to write an image file to my USB drive. After installing Ubuntu 14.04, the image is not getting written properly. The same image, which was written using another machine ...