Questions tagged [sd-card]

Questions related to using Secure Digital (SD) card with Ubuntu machine, related issues, etc.

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Buffer I/O error when writing into the SD card

I tried building a Rpi SD with the NOOBS unzip to the SD, but the Raspberry Pi stopped with I/O error fail on its setup when starting up on the pi. I tried deleting the partitions which didn't work, ...
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Very, very corrupt SD card, very hard to reformat, using every tool I can think of

Sigh. This is a tough one. I'm exhausted from trying to wrestle with a piece of technology that ought to be a bit more user friendly, so I'll just give a rough overview of what my impression of what ...
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Force mount sd card partitions after `dd`

When I write the Raspberry Pi image to the SD card on Ubuntu using dd, I need to remove the card and plug it in again in order for it's images to be automatically mounted to e.g. /media/$(whoami)/boot/...
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Ubuntu 20.04 can't read my SDXC card 128Gb (Buffer I/O error on dev sdd1)

I'm using a USB card reader Hama (has several slots). I'm able to open an SDHC card 16Gb with the card reader, Ubuntu can mount it. I'm able to open a microSDXC card 128Gb with my another USB microSD ...
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Probably Corrupted SD Card

I have a problem with a SD card which was used as external storage in an Android Phone, but it went wrong and the phone began to ask to format the SD card. When I plug this card in Windows, the ...
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I have a sd card with Ubuntu installed on it. Can I run Ubuntu from this SD card on another PC on which grub is not installed?

I have a SD card with Ubuntu 20.04 installed on it. Can I run Ubuntu from this Sd card on another PC on which grub is not installed? Can I just plug the SD card into some Windows PC and then just boot ...
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SDXC card and USB-3-harddrive won't mount in Ubuntu 20.04, but do in ubuntu 18.04 on the same computer

I have a desktop computer running Ubuntu 18.04 (installed in april 2018 and used ever since) and on another partition a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04. In Ubuntu 18.04 everything works just fine. In ...
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Corrupted video files after moving to sd card

Hi I am new to Ubuntu and I have recently been getting this problem. When I move video files to a SD card they get corrupted and show 0 bytes. I have been getting this problem since I used: echo $((...
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Repair ubuntu 19.10 on raspberry pi

I'm using ubuntu server 19.10 on a raspberry pi 4, and my system is installed on a micro SD card. Yesterday I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 19.10 to 20.04 by using sudo do-release-upgrade. After a few ...
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Importing corrupted photos in Shotwell on MSI Modern 14 (Ubuntu 19.10, 20.04)

When I use a SanDisk micro SD (64 gb exFat formatted), every import in Shotwell is fine. But, when I switch to a SanDisk 32 gb SD card, every photo that I try to import is corrupted (parts of the ...
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Microsd card can't be mounted; none of previous solutions worked! Ubuntu 18.04

I have a sand disk microsd card (Extreme Extreme microSDHC 3), it is brand new. Unfortunately, I can not mount it. I tried several solutions suggested but it does not seem to solve the issue. I will ...
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Can't allocate privileges for drives as root

I have an sd card which I use with an sd to usb adapter. It reads ok. I copied some Noobs Raspberry pi files onto my sd card. Things didn't go as well as I hoped. When I tried to recopy the files, I ...
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SD Card not working on Toshiba Satellite and Ubuntu 20.04

My Toshiba Satellite E45t running Ubuntu 20.04 (and previous Ubuntu versions) will not recognize an SD card. I have installed exfat-utils. lspci -vv gives the following 04:00.0 Unassigned class [...
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Focal - Exclude disk from update-grub

My new laptop has a built-in card reader. Unlike previous laptops, the card reader shows as a standard USB disk (/dev/sdb) rather than a dedicated PCIe device (/dev/mmcblk). As such, GRUB seems to ...
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I am having issues with “dd” 20.04 LTS on Desktop

I upgraded from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS on my Desktop i7 machine. I use dd to burn .img files on MicroSD cards for my Raspberry Pi. After upgrading from 18.04 o 20.04, dd will not write to my MicroSD ...
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How to consult FAT32 cluster size on Ubuntu

I have to format an SD Card to FAT32 using 64 KB cluster size specifically. This is possible using mkdosfs, using command -s 128. It seems to work as intended, it follows all online helps which are ...
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Problem mounting SD Card

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to use my 128GB SD Card. I have no idea what I am doing and I have done research on how to do this but nothing is working. Some websites say I need to ...
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Ubuntu stuck on black screen. When I hold Ctrl+Alt+F it blinks the loading icon and then freezes

I am using an Acer TravelMate B113 and I have freshly installed ubuntu after 7 tries since all of them failed. I have customized ubuntu and my SD Card was not being read so I did was said and did all ...
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Update ls for mounted SD

I have a mounted device that captures photos and stores into SD card. I can detect this running fdisk -l. Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 8192 62333951 62325760 ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 18.04 SD Card Partition Size on Boot

I'd like to limit how large the root partition resizes to on first boot. I've done this with different flavors of Linux on different boards, but can't seem to find out how for 18.04 on the RPi4. ...
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Restore an USB and/or microSD card to normal after using it to install Ubuntu

I used a bunch of SD cards and USB along the years to install several Ubuntu in different computers, and now I would like to recover those cards to use them for normal storage. I can't seem to find ...
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Failed to format SD Card

I'm having problem with my SD Card. I want to write an image file to my SD Card with etcher, but unfortunately it was interrupted by accident. Now I can't format it anywhere. First I used SD Formatter ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 suddenly stopped reading files from CF cards

Thanks in advance My computer still recognizes the cards, I can open them but there are no files. This is across multiple cards, and after multiple formatting attempts. Other computers and cameras ...
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Micro SD card un-readable

I have a problem with my sd card. When I try to copy, read or write anything to it, it automatically un-mounts itself from my PC. It runs without problem but any attempt to read or write or even ...
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SD disk with win 10 is corrupted - how to fix it?

I'm currently using Ubuntu but would like to also install win 10 - But I cannot do anything with my SD disk Any ideas how to fix it? <- I dont care about data at /dev/sdb, just wanna make it work (...
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Steam empty SD Card

I use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. My hd is only 17 gbs so I want to install my steam games to my micro sd card which has 128 gbs. When I format it to ext4 and select it in the Steam download folder selection ...
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Sd card for steam

I am quite new to ubuntu 18.04 lts. I do not have windows at all on this laptop. I've formatted the card correctly. I am very unfamiliar with creating partitions and such through GParted. I've ...
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Best method to improve performance on an sd card/mmc with HIGH bulk write but LOW random write/read. (Raspi/SD boot)

I am referring directly to raspberry pi (4) but im also not sure what to do if i boot from an SD Card on my Laptop. It makes sense to me that it would be increasing write cache - which in windows I ...
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Can't copy .wav sounds from USB to SD card reader

I want to copy .wav sounds from my SD reader to my USB drive but it doesn't seem to work. It does work with Windows with the same devices and files. Error code: Error opening file “/media/...
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SD file system possible in Ubuntu?

I plan on transferring Nintendo 3DS data to a larger SD card. For this Nintendo recommends formatting any SD card to the compliant SD file system created by the SD Association. Windows and Mac are of ...
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boot ubuntu installed on an SDCard from a grub installed on a Hard Drive

Context I'm trying to get a dual boot Ubuntu18.04-Windows10. I already got Windows 10 installed and what I want is to get Ubuntu to dual boot from my internal SDCard. So What I managed to get is ...
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Wrong Micro SDHC card size

Recetly I was using my phone with my micro sd card on it, and, after a while of organizing my files on it, I left he micro sd in the phone, and went to sleep. When i woke up, i noticed, that a lot of ...
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ubuntu 19.10 corrupts ntfs formatted sd card

I have a micro SD card ntfs formatted and inserted in a dual boot machine (win 10 / ubuntu 19.10). While it works fine with win 10 (both read & write), every attempt to write to it in ubuntu leads ...
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Can I install programs/applications on a separate drive

So, the main drive on my Acer Aspire R3-131T (model no. N15W5) laptop is only 32 GB, on which I want to install Ubuntu. That's not enough space to also install the programs I want to run as well, so I ...
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RPI 4B: Boot from USB 3.0 Micro-SD card is working, but not from USB 3.0 SSD

I have a Raspberry 4B to run openHab. The integrated SD-Card has a slow interface, so I searched for options and found that I can add a USB 3.0 SD-Card reader which is faster. That working using those ...
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Blackscreen after accessing SD Card - Ubuntu 19.04

I do have an issue with my laptop (using Ubuntu 19.04) and my SD Card. My laptop (Lenovo MIIX 320-10ICR) has an SD card slot, and if I put in the SD card everything seems to work, it does get mounted,...
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Ubuntu can't read SD card after camera adds photos

I have an SanDisk SD card it works very well on ubuntu, it reads/writes files as normal. But after I put the card in the camera and take some photos it doesn't work properly on ubuntu anymore and it ...
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Ubuntu Core 16 or Ubuntu Server 16 not booting from SD card on Eagleye 530s (Artik530s)

I understand how to set the boot switches correctly, but cannot get it to boot from SD or USB flash. I have the same problem on both the Seeed Eagleye530s and on Samsung's official Artik 5 ('S' 1GB) ...
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Which Flash file system

I want to install Ubuntu on a sd card. Since I already had trouble with unreliable sd cards, I want to use a file system which handles this use case well. I found this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Ubuntu image on SDcard doesn't want to install the OS on raspberry pi 4

I am trying to setup Ubuntu OS (more specifically Lubuntu) on my Raspberry Pi 4. Firstly, I download the file from IoT page which is specific for Raspberry Pis and then I flash it into the card (which ...
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o2micro SD-Card-Reader doesn't work: how to edit *.conf?

I've got Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Dell E7250. The o2-micro-SD-card-reader doesn't work after installation so I have to do sudo rmmod sdhci_pci sudo rmmod sdhci sudo modprobe sdhci debug_quirks2="...
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Why is my Ubuntu Bootable USB not logging me in?

Created a bootable Ubuntu USB from a Sandisk Ultra 32G 100MG(READ). I installed it from an SD card (3.0 USB) adapter with 64G and 170R 90W. The installation went smoothly. My PC will boot onto it ...
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SD card wont automatically mount

When plugging in my SD card, I get a message saying "not authorized to perform operation." I can mount it using sudo, but I can't create files on it in nautilus unless I'm running it as root. sudo ...
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SD card won't mount despite it working on OSX and otherwise

I have an SD card (used for a Nintendo Switch) on which screenshots are stored. I normally take these to my MacBook to transfer, and it works. However, it does not work on my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop. (...
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I want to download games to my SDCard through steam but steam asks for execute permissions [duplicate]

I'm new to linux, i use a chromebook and i run Xenial, i don't know how to mount storage with execute permissions, can i get a step by step instructions on how to do this?
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Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't read SD card (Realtek)

I have Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Inspiron 11" laptop, which according to the spec has a Realtek card reader. It worked fine from Windows, but not since Ubuntu was installed. I've tried various ...
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SD card mount on reboot only Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU551JH

I have an ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU551JH running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS The SD card readers works in funny way... it recongnize (and automatically mount) the SD card on system startup only (systemctl ...
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how to format a curropt /unusable memory card in ubuntu

I have a memory card which I purchased from here this is just a sample link to let you know that I don't know the manufacturer. The card was bought 4-5 years back. When I try to use it in some device ...
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USB disk errors in Kubuntu 19.10 “not a valid LUKS device” “can't read superblock”

I am getting errors when using external disks - tried USB 2.0/3.0 HDD as well as SD/microSD on a laptop reinstalled from 18.04 to 19.10 last week. (Asus x64 laptop) A perfectly working disk (18.04) ...
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Can anybody help with failed to create symbolic link

Ive been using a Chromebook and trying to get Linux on my micro SD card so i have been doing this and creating a link to get the downloads on the SD card so this happend. sudo ln -s /media/removable/...

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