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How to safely remove a USB external drive?

How I can safely remove a USB external drive? Ubuntu 12.10 does not come with this option, only to "Unmount" the disk, but not "Eject". I have tried both USB sticks and with my external hard drive....
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How to get an email notification when a USB storage device is inserted?

We are running more than 600 Ubuntu systems in our company. It is a data centre so we have certain policies. We have disabled the usage of storage devices in all the Ubuntu systems. However we would ...
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Why doesn't the Scanlogic SL11R-IDE USB-to-ATA adapter work?

I am trying to recover data from an old Linux that was installed in a computer on an ATA hard drive. I found a ScanLogic Corp. SL11R-IDE IDE Bridge (04ce:0002), an ATA adapter to USB 1.0 like the one ...
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unable to format usb 1204 [daemon inhibited ]

i try to format my usb 1st time its work all data gone but i can't save any file at this usb . then i try to check is it working or broken here the report santos@santos:~$ sudo badblocks -v /...
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Unable to safely remove usb-drive

I am unable to safely remove my Nokia E63 (connected via cable). Error detaching: helper exited with exit code 1: Detaching device /dev/sdc USB device: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-...
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My Hitachi external hdd is not detected

I tried it with window and the hdd is detected so I conclude this is not the hdd problem Status when hdd usb is inserted No@No-laptop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
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USB external drive is not recognized by any OS, how to troubleshoot in Ubuntu?

First of all I would like to inform you that I saw a question similar to mine but the error was different, so here's my problem... I have an external HD samsung s2 model of 500GB and a day to day ...
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Cannot mount USB memory in Ubuntu 12.04

Over the night I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. Since I am yet unable to access my actual installation I boot the Live CD from which I installed (takes ages in a fast system). I ...
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optimise data transfer speed from an external USB 3.0 docking?

What can I do to optimise the data transfer speed from an external USB 3.0 docking? I have two HDDs inserted into the docking device, and I have it connected via only USB 3.0 on my laptop (blue ...
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Can't connect to Samsung GT-B2710 via usb

When I connect my phone with memory card in it with usb cable to my ubuntu notebook DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.NotFound: The given volume was not found error message is shown and ...
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Nautilus does not mount usb storage automatically

devices are recognized and can be mounted using mount command (see Ubuntu 12.04 stopped suddenly to recognize all usb storage.) but are not automatically mounted. using Ubuntu 12.04 on dell Lattitude ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stopped suddenly to recognize all usb storage.

Storage gets listed in lsub but is not mounted by nautilus. I tried 2 different devices: a usb stick and an external HDD. usb mouse on same port works fine. is there anyway to force mount it? my /...
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Formatted USB drive, not detecting…repairable? [closed]

I formatted my pendrive with ext2 filesystem in ubuntu.Now its not detecting in ubuntu and windows. Here's what the disk utility says. Model: GENERIC USB Mass Stoarge Firmware Version: 1.00 Location:...
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how can I prevent nautilus from running when I plug in a USB stick?

I run XFCE4 on Ubuntu 11.10. When I plug in a USB memory stick, I get two new windows popping up, both showing the contents of the memory stick. One is Thunar (which I want) and one is nautilus (...
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Making nautilus/cp/scp/rsync “progress” cache-aware

When transferring moderately large files (~500-800 MB) to/from a USB disk in nautilus, or using (s)cp (with progress bar from http://chris-lamb.co.uk/2008/01/24/can-you-get-cp-to-give-a-progress-bar-...
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Only 746.52 GB of 3TB drive is seen when accessed via USB enclosure. Works fine internally

I have a Mediasonic Smart Drive SuperSpeed 3.5" SATA HDD External Enclosure - USB 3.0 [HD6-SU3-BK]. It has the VIA VL700 - Super-Speed USB 3.0 to SATA controller which is supposed to support 3TB ...
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How to troubleshoot slow USB2.0

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit and writing to a USB 2.0 device is very slow. I have two USB hard drives and two USB keys that I've tried. I've tried using nautilus drag and drop, cp, and rsync ...
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Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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Gnome Nautilus - USB automount not working

Nautilus does not show my USB devices in its Devices pane. Nor does it mount them automatically. Looking at the syslog, I can see that kernel registers the event when I mount a device. Obviously, ...
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USB Drive not mounting

I am 90 % sure the drive is fine :-( - Was copying data from it yesterday. Lent the drive from a mate to copy data, now it can't be found, plugging in and out no change - AAAHHH he is going to KILL ...
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How do I mount a Motorola Droid Bionic?

I have 11.10 running on a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. I tried to connect my Motorola Droid Bionic via USB, but Ubuntu is not finding it (or I cannot find the mounted device). I am new to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu from a external hard drive?

I have a very simple question... Is it possible to install Ubuntu from a external harddrive? If it is where can I get information on to do it? Thanks in advance for any help.
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usbmount + samba permissions

I installed usbmount package on ubuntu server lucid 10.04. It worked fine. I just plug in my USB flash. The server detects it and automatically mounts it under /media/usb0. I want this USB folder to ...
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My computer set my external hard disk as read-only after I upgraded it to 11.10

I have an HP Compaq 6910p that I upgrade into 11.10 a month ago. It works nicely with only one disability so far. I can't change anything in my external hard disk. It is connected through a USB 3.0. ...
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Mount and share USB disk on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I've just installed and configured a house server with Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS). Everything works fine, but I have a problem: I want to connect and share with Samba a USB Disk formatted in ext4. I tried to ...
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How do I make usb sticks not ever use any write cache?

That is, I want to be able to pluck them out anytime without worrying if data will be lost. I want every write to actually be written immediately.
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Does Ubuntu support USB 1.0?

I have a 16 GB 1.0 USB Stick in titanium with leather bound, which i happen to love. I know it works in Vista (of all things) but in Ubuntu 11.04 (i also have gnome 3, if that may affect, but am ...
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Fail to plug Samsung Galaxy S2 to Ubuntu 11.04 using USB (with or without debug mode) [closed]

The scenario was working few days ago. I was able to plug my Galaxy S2 to my laptop mount it under Linux Mint 11.04 (Ubuntu), I mean it was fully detected and working. Now, the android device detect ...
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My Passport Essential external usb 3.0 drive runs at usb 2.0 speed

0 WD My passport drive plugged into a (blue) usb 3.0 port. I mount it and it transfers at about 14MByte/sec. Under windows 7 (I have dual boot) it transfers at about 120 to 230 MByte/sec on the same ...
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usb3 device only detected as usb2 device [closed]

I've got a bug filed as my USB3 thumb drive in Maverick and Natty only gets detected as a USB2 device (please find some details below). Launchpad bug record Has anyone an idea how to troubleshoot ...
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How Can I connect USB Printer in Virtual Box OSE Win XP

How Can I Connect USB Printer in win XP installed within VirtualBox OSE. Help also needed to connect any usb device in above set-up. I use UBUNTU 10.10.
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How many usb hard drives can be plugged into a laptop using a port replicator?

I've got a laptop with 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports and I would like to know how many USB hard drives I could plug into it. Is there a hard limit in the Linux kernel? On the performance side, what ...
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How to show .Trash and hidden files on USB sticks but not in $HOME?

In my home directory, there is a lot of files beginning with a dot, and I like the fact that Nautilus hides them. But when Nautilus hides .Trash on a USB disk, I risk leaking confidential documents ...
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How can I hard reset a USB device? [closed]

I have a USB device (a modem) that is really finicky. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it refuses to connect. The only solution I have found to fix it once it gets into a bad state is to ...