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The 'flush' option is a middle-ground option. It will improve your chances over a default mount, however, there is still some caching. AFAIK, it is meant to provide a balance for flash drives. If you want to go even farther, use the options 'sync' and 'dirsync'. These have drawbacks, though. You may take a huge performance hit since flash drives have ...


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Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type the following command: df . -h Output can look like: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow 14G 74M 13G 1% / And in case you like to change the size of the persistent file you can take a look at: http://ubuntu-usb-large-persistent-storage.blogspot.nl/ Have Fun ...


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Install Unetbootin from the repositories sudo apt-get install unetbootin On windows you can download from below link: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Start it, select an ISO file or a distribution to download, select a target drive (USB drive or Hard Disk), select persistence if you wish, then reboot once done. If your USB drive doesn't show up, ...


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I tried the same operation on my system and there's no consequences as /dev/sdb will be recreated if you unplug/plug again your device. You won't be able to eject your device cleanly though as the block device has been deleted. So if there's no I/O operations in progress just unplug it and replug. Otherwise wait till a possible copy operation has finished.


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Or am I missing something all together? In general when I disconnect a flash drive it prompts to ask to empty trash. Those files of yours are probably 'moved' to the recyle bin (to a directory named .Trash). A method to not use the Trash is to delete with shift + delete (and it is also an easy way to check if this is the case).


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It sounds like your drive is damaged: [ 372.444424] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 250589039 Here are some things to try: Attach the drive to a Windows machine and run a checkdisk there. NTFS checks are probably better under Windows (this is an assumption). Run ntfsck. On Debian systems, /sbin/fsck.ntfs is a symlink to /bin/ntfsfix but this ...


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"Removable drives" probably refers to something like SATA drives that can be hot-plugged, like on a server, maybe eSATA as well. "Removable media" probably means more along the lines of USB devices. There is probably a difference between mounting a USB device and mounting a SATA device. USB drives are generally mounted automatically (optionally in this ...



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