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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?

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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how to disable usb storage in ubuntu 13.10?

I want to block my all my USB mas storage and allow only devices like keyboard and mouse . I'm able to do so by following the KB. But the issue is that when I connect devices like mobile phones & ...
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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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How do I prevent unnecessary USB spin up?

When I open a document in some applications, Gedit for instance, I have to wait five to ten seconds while I can hear my USB disk spinning up. This happens even though the document I open resides on ...
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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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Can not connect to USB storage device with sofware through Wine1.6.1 on 64bit ubuntu 12.04LTS

Would apprciate any help on this matter. Can not connect to USB storage device with sofware through Wine1.6.1 on 64bit ubuntu 12.04LTS. The device is like a mass stroage device. It is storing GPS ...
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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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upgrade to kernel3.10.18 changing backgroud image disable

when i upgrade the kernel of ubuntu12.04.3 to 3.10.18 , i can't change the backgroud image and some file icons on the Desktop changed ,also usb can't be automounted. how to solve the problem? i have ...
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Blocked files (“padlock”-symbols)

In my USB-stick appeared "padlock"-symbols and I cannot open the files. How do I can give again permissions-rights? Thanks. Yves
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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: ...
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Knox-IT flash drive unable to unlock

How do I unlock my Knox-IT flash drive. I had forgotten the code and tried all sorts, I guess now its locked. If I plug it into a usb port I can't see it on my computer.
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deleting Unbuntu os from flash drive [duplicate]

I have install ubuntu from a flash drive and after installation i want to delete it from my flash drive. But now the flash drive is only showing me 2mb space however it is a 4Gb flash drive formatting ...
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Ubuntu USB Failed Install

I tried to install Ubuntu on USB but it failed. Now my USB has 0 free and its not even booting. How can I restore the USB to reinstall the Ubuntu
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My Flash Dirve is write protected

My Flash Drive is write protected. How can I remove the write protected? My Flash Drive brand is SanDisk.
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“-6: Not Supported” error when transferring files from phone to external HDD

I am trying to transfer files from my phone to my external HDD. Both are plugged into the computer running Ubuntu 12.04. I am getting a message saying "Error while copying "Ubuntu Made Easy, 5th ...
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How do I create a bit identical image of a usb stick?

I have a usb stick which is unreadable for some reason. I want to make an image of it for storage purposes so I can try to retrieve the data from the image at a later date. How would I go about ...
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USB drives not recognized all of a sudden (module usb_storage not loading)

I am very close to the solution, just need to know how to get usb-storage to load I have tried most of the advice on askubuntu and other sites, usb_storage enable to fdisk -l. But I am unable to ...
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My 'USB flash' does not have right permission. I can't copy files into it via Nautilus?

I have a USB cooldisk 8.0 GB. it was full of Windows viruses. I tried to delete them under Ubuntu 13.04, but it didn't allow me to delete anything! I formated it by the software 'Disks' to FAT ...
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How do I view contents of Android(4.1.2) folders on Ubuntu?

Hello AskUbuntu Community! I am hoping you will be able to help me, or help me help you help me! I am trying to access my music stored on the external MicroSD card on my Samsung Android SGH-T699 via ...
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Disable all USB Storage Devices except USB Dongle

I need to disable all USB storage devices except a software Protection Dongle. How do I do it? I tried black listing the USB storage device, but that seems to block ALL usb devices including the ...
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Grub no such device error while USB storage device plugged in

I have installed my Ubuntu 12.04 from USB. I have prepared my USB with Unetbootin. When I try to boot my PC while any USB storage device plugged in I am getting this error: error: no such device: ...
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How do I disable usb storage?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to block usb storage on it. What is the correct way to do this?
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Phone usb driver?

LG has no support for a linux driver at this time for my phone. Nor will they because its an older phone. Ubuntu doesn't recognize my phone it just charges it. I tried using bitpim to access my ...
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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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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Onda communication TM201 problem with USB modem

After having done a very long research, about this type of usb-modem, I'm here asking for your help. In my PC I have installed lubuntu (the version obtained from Ubuntu 12.04). In order to connect the ...
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GET flash memory type: SLC or MLC

Just for my knowledge, I would like to know whether the type of flash memory used in my pendrive is SLC or MLC. Is there a way to find it out? I googled but found nothing.
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How can I temporarily suspend Nautilus filesystem automounting, without making permanent changes to the system and user configuration?

I have written a tool which automatically formats and copies files to USB flash drives when they are inserted. It needs the drive to be unmounted to format it. Normally Nautilus will automatically ...