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Write bootable BIOS update .ISO to USB stick

Lenovo distributes BIOS updates as .iso files (example) that are supposed to be burnt on a CD and booted. Burning it to a CD worked and booted correctly, but now I want to use a USB stick instead ...
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Android phone's microSD not useable by Windows 8, after using under Ubuntu

I connected my Android phone (as 'mass storage') to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It has a microSD card with fat32 filesystem. Thereafter I logged it to Windows and connected, but my Windows 8 didn't recognise ...
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How to protect Pendrive from become Write-protect in future?

If your Pen Drive is Write Protected. Then it is nearly impossible to Format and make it reusable. Gparted is mostly successful method for that kind of problems.But so many times it also fails to ...
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udev rules to allow only one vendor and model USB drive but no others

So, we're working to set up an environment here where we have a secure storage setup on our Linux laptops, such that our Linux laptops can only connect a specific USB drive: a Kingston DataTraveler ...
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Disconnected device listed everywhere

I've inserted an old USB card, but whatever operation on it cause the system to block (no response at all to keyboard event or mouse clicks, but the mouse pointer still moved). So, I decided to ...
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How to install Jahshaka? [closed]

I found that there is a great new software called Jahshaka which is used to edit videos better than before in ubuntu. So i want to install it in my ubuntu 13.10. How to install it? I can't find it in ...
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How to connect USB 3.0 Pendrives?

I have a 32GB Sony Microvault USB pendrive which is USB 3.0. And When I try to connect it, it isn't yet being shown in the device. I want to make it work without formatting the drive to USB 2.0. And I ...
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USB device not detected

I have an audio recorder plugged to the laptop via USB. However, it is not correctly mounted by Ubuntu. I haven't plugged it since some weeks, but I'm sure that the last time it was correctly ...
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Problem about detecting and mounting devices

The device I want to mount is Nokia 130. lsusb or lsblk cannot find it, but dmesg will, some part of the output is following: [30415.272150] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd ...
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Can't copy music files off my WD My Passport

Every time I try to copy folders containing music from my WD My Passport Ultra USB drive, the copy files dialogue just freezes saying "Preparing to copy..." I have to unplug it and then try again with ...
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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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Seagate Expansion drive is not detecting

I am trying to connect my seagate 1Tb expansion drive with my ubuntu. drive is not detecting in my system. I tried many forum questions but nothing worked for me. I tried this command in terminal as ...
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JMicron JM20339 USB SATA Controller Problem

I Have 3bon-s35s SATA to USB converter(or controller). It use JMicron JM20339 chipset. Windows 7 can recognize WD 4TB HDD, but Ubuntu dosen't. dmesg shows below [ 2.990457] scsi 6:0:0:0: ...
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USB 3.0 SATA dock errors

I am using a new USB 3.0 SATA dock. It seems unable to mount a disk, with anything in the dock quickly becoming read-only (because of errors?). The most compact example I can give: root@pooh:~# fsck ...
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How to connect mp3-player?

Can you give advice how to auto-mount an mp3-player in Ubuntu 14.04. I've connected the mp3 player to a notebook using an USB cable but it is not automatically mounted. update #1: player ORION ...
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USB 3.0 works slow as USB 2.0 in Ubuntu

I bought a USB 3.0 PCIe card and an external 3TB Western Digital USB 3.0 HDD. One partition is NTFS, and another is EXT4, but this is in regards to transferring to the EXT4 partition. Speeds run ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS support safe remove USB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I know that windows has a feature that allows you to remove your USB flash drive without having to go to the drive, right click and choosing safely remove. This prevents you from ...
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Stop asking for authentication to mount USB stick

My Ubuntu 14.04 is asking for my password to mount or unmount an USB stick. How can I change it, so that the mount is automatic and no password input is required ? This is about mounting arbitrary ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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USB flash drive not detected on 12.04

after a "system crash" my usb flash drive is not detected anymore. It contains important data and I need to get access to it. I found that the device is listed as /dev/sde after plugging it in. ...
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Ho to unlock USB keys [closed]

About 3 or 4 times per year, my USB Keys get suddently locked while working on ubuntu. So I ignore why. At time, sudo chmod -R 777 /media/{user}/{UsbMediaFolder} work out. When not I decided to ...
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USB 3.0 ExternalEnclosure Unmounts at random

Title says it all. I noticed the drive was unmounted, so I got to looking through dmesg and found: [31080.516164] usb 4-3: USB disconnect, device number 3 [31080.760493] usb 4-3: new SuperSpeed USB ...
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getting usb 2.0 running in virtualbox 4.3

Have version 4.3.10 of virtualbox installed, but i cant find the extention pack for this version, is it avalable? if not what can i do to get usb 2.0 up and running? am in desperate need of this ...
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Can not format my SD card

I have a 8 GB memory card which is totally corrupted and I am not able to format it using GParted, Terminal and other tools.Every time getting error messages.
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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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Cannot boot into Ubuntu (tried with 3 different USB Flash drive)

USB sticks- Generic 4GB, 2.0 ADATA Pro, 3.0 Sandisk Extreme, 3.0 Img files: 2 x ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 (redownloaded twice, in case of corruption) 1 x ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 -- current ...
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Dynamic swap file like in Windows?

I would like to install Ubuntu to a 8GB USB stick so really don't have space for swap. I have 8GB RAM and the most memory intense apps I use are Firefox and LibreOffice. I don't use hibernate. I know ...
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USB Mass Storage not Detecting [duplicate]

I just installed Virtualbox, and the latest (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), and the only USB device which detects is my Logitech mouse. I'm using VirtualBox.
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer? [duplicate]

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
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Ubuntu not mounting brand-new external drive

I bought a brand new 3TB external drive for my birthday coming up, It's a WD My Book, it came as NTFS, and I'm trying to make it mount using a simple script on boot. (Not /etc/fstab, I ruined my comp. ...
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Is it normal for a Properties dialog box “contents” to fluctuate for a very long time?

I have a number of external HDDs. There are two in this example which are the original and its rsync duplicate, and I want to check and compare the file structure. I have used the contextual menu to ...
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How can I use a Verbatim Secure'n'Go USB key?

I have purchased a 4Gb USB key from Verbatim. How can I use it under Ubuntu? I do not need the "secure data" feature, and have still not saved anything on it, so formatting at low level would be OK. ...
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Difference between “removable drive hot-plugged” and “removable media inserted”?

On Xubuntu's "Removable Drives and Media" settings, I see two items that can each be checked on/off that seem very similar. Can someone explain what the difference is? Under the "Storage" tab are [ ...
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Know all the using USB bus number

I have connected seven different devices to my system. Now I want to know all the bus used by that devices with bus number's and device name. So how can I do this? I have used the *lsusb* command. ...
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Removable Drive keeps getting dropped/ unmounted [closed]

I plug in my 1tb removable Drive and Ubuntu mounts it. I start extracting my 45gb of 7z compressed photos and after a period of time appears to be about 10 minutes the drive unmounts and the ...
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Control loading of kernel module automatically

When i do rmmod usb_storage and then dmesg i can see the output saying usb_storage deregistered. But when i attach a flash drive and then dmesg , it says Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... ...
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Kernel module getting loaded automatically

When i do rmmod usb_storage and then dmesg i can see the output saying usb_storage deregistered. But when i attach a flash drive and then dmesg , it says Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... ...
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Edit the USB mass storage driver

I want to edit the USB MSD, to show a message whenever i plug a device (like a flash drive) to my computer. How do i do it? Which file exactly is to be edited and how?
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Identify udev subsystems and devtypes

I have to write a python script to monitor for usb mass storage devices. To successfully filter the required media it must be identified by its subsystem and DEVTYPE. Does anyone know the required ...
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Error mounting/format/part bootable USB

Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sde2 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sde2, missing codepage or helper program, or other ...
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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 disable USB storage device support

I want to disable a particular USB storage device (a sandisk flash drive). I read somewhere that you can use the .config file. How do i use it to disable that?
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Where to find a kingston pen drive in .config file

I was checking the .config file in the /usr/src/linux folder. 1.I was searching the name for my USB flash drive I couldn't find. By what name will it be there? 2.What happens if I copy the .config ...
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how do I unmount my phone

I am confused . Do I need to mount a new sd card or phone or usb stick or external hdd drive every time I plug it in? And I cannot see them if I accidentally close them. I do not know how to eject ...
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when I start my computer I can see my flash drive. But when I click it…it goes away

When I start my computer. I can see my flash drive. But when I click it it goes away. How can I show it again. (something similar to 'mycomputer' in windows)
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How to disable usb automount in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

How to completely disable automount of any USB HDD? I would prefer mount them via the sudo mount /dev/sde8 /mnt/... method. I have tried to write an udev rule to ...
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Transcent StoreJet auto backup

Is it possible to make Auto-backup button on my Transcend StoreJet 35T3 work? I need this option badly. As an external hard drive it works perfectly, but I cannot find any software to make the button ...
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USB Drive not Auto Mounting After Ejecting

Yesterday I plugged my USB drive into my ubuntu 13.10 laptop, it auto mounted and I clicked into a few directories and opened a couple of files, everything looked good. Then I ejected it. Today I ...
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Problem formatting USB Drive

I am unable to format a USB drive. I tried changing the permissions by using the command below: /media$ sudo chmod 777 F84E-1690 "F84E-1690" is the drive name. But it gives below message: chmod: ...