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Kingston Datatraveler won't mount in ubuntu 14.04

I try and try and try but ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing my flash drive. It's a Kingston Datatraveler which has never caused me any problems before until now. Anybody know what to do?
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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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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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Why is this Flash drive apparently nearly full?

I have several 16GB Flash drives that I use for backups. Some of them are Master Boot Record and ext4. Some are not bootable and ext4. It does not seem to make any difference to my need for file ...
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Slow speed while transferring files from pc to USB Hard drive

Since I upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 I'm suffering of slow speed while transfer files from my computer to my USB Hard Drive, like 28 hours for 500 GB. Any idea why? Thanks in advice
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Why isn't my usb ubuntu boot working on my Asus k53e laptop

I currently have windows7 and want to be able to dual boot on my laptop. I followed the directions given to make a dual boot flash drive and it worked on my desktop computer, but when I try to use it ...
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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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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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move win7 from hdd to bootable USB

I have 3 HDD's A = Ubuntu 14.04 runnig inside my Laptop B = Win 7 running inside my Laptop c = 2.5" Datadisk with an USB adapter I need Win7 for ODB2 Tool, but I wound swap des Disks all the time. ...
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usb drive is not mounting

I have a sony usb drive of 8 gb. It is not mounting at all. Help me mount it. It seems like there is some problem with my usb. The following is the disks window of my window. Additional Details: ...
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How can I move one Ubuntu installation to another?

Here's what I'm asking in more detail: Let's say I have Ubuntu installed on a flash disk, and I have another Ubuntu installation installed on an external HDD (both have the same Ubuntu version). If ...
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USB drive mount point bugs out

I'm using several ext4 formatted USB drives (of different make) which have to be removed regularly without any "safe unmounting". Sometimes, and this appears to be completely random and may only ...
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Thunderbird Profile on LUKS Encrypted flash drive not working

I want to store my Thunderbird profile on an encrypted USB flash drive and run it from there because I often switch between two computers with identical setups: Ubuntu 14.04 with the same user ...
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USB 2.0 ports not working 14.04 device descriptor read/64, error -32

Tried asking this on ubuntuforums but nothing forthcoming there. Here's my issue: Hello I wonder if someone can help me with this. I have searched but yet to find an answer that works. Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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desktop not starting properly when booting Ubuntu from USB on desktop Mac

I have been trying to get Ubuntu Linux to work on my desktop macintosh running on OS X yosemite, but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB. I select try ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Booting Ubuntu from USB

I have tried a persistent installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my PNY 32GB USB2.0 to use as a portable OS to boot my PCs. Everything is alright. I can boot my two PCs with the flash drive, however, as ...
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Could not mount pendrive on ubuntu 14.04 while windows normally load it

This error occurs when we want to open pendrive on Ubuntu 14.04. Full error: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdc: Command-line `mount "/mnt/usb-General_USB_Flash_"' exited with non-zero ...
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Connecting phone in mass storage mode

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Rednote phone using USB cable. I would like to connect the phone using mass storage mode to copy big amount of data to the SD card. If followed a tutorial to enable ...
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Max device/ USB 3.0 port

I wonder and I have a question: How many active device/ USB 3.0 port? Because: I have a USB hub 1 to 8. I connect it to a USB 3.0 of PC but only 6/8 outputs are active. Connecting USB 2.0 is not ...
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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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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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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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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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VirtualBox USB Problem with Windows 7 (64-bit) Guest

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992 on Ubuntu 13.10 host. The guest OS is Windows 7 (64-bit). I have enabled USB controller and found the host USB devices (hard drive and memory stick). I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to repair damaged/unreadable pendrive using ubuntu 14.04

my pen drive 16 GB is unreadable in Ubuntu 14.04. how to repair it?
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Slower USB transfer speed on i3wm

I recently moved to i3 windows manager from Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that the USB transfer rate to my external hard disk is unusually slow. To load the Ex-HD I am using udisks-glue. I have 2 ...
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Not able to do USB install of Ubuntu on my machine, The machine doesnt start with the BOOTABLE USB ISO ubuntu image

Hardware details : Dell XPS- One 27 All in one Desktop 8 GB Memory Intel Core I7-4770S CPU @ 3.10GHZ Touch Screen OS Currently Installed : Windows 10 I am not able to do a USB boot installation of ...
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“My Passport” USB Drive corrupted

My Passport drive corrupted. When I type: dmesg | tail I get: [ 667.778316] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10) 28 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 00 [ 667.778321] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sdb, ...
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NTFS partition folder lost due to write-interruption

Im on ubuntu-studio 14.04 LTS. I have an external harddrive with an NTFS partition to which i was copying a folder. Due to some fault in the USB connector there was a input-output error during the ...