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

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SD Card Reader Not working - Ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04, freshly installed. It is not able to access any SD Cards if used with the SD Card Adapter. I tried multiple adapters, and tested the same with other computers as well. The SD Card ...
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Cannot mount microSD card

I am trying to mount my micro SD card but it shows write-protected. I have tried disabling using the notch on the adapter. I also ran the following commands: lsblk -p /dev/mmcblk0 ...
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How to copy entire image from SD card to external hard drive

I recently bought RPI4 with 64GB SD card my operating system is working fine from SD card but I would like to clone whole image from my SD card to my external hard drive so I can remove my SD card and ...
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Why is my SD Card not formatting?

I literally tried about a million time that to format my card. When I got to Menu > USB Stick Format, it says that the format is confirmed, but when the local file browser is opened all files ...
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Why is my MicroSD card suddenly write protected?

I have a 16 GB SanDisk MicroSD card that is plugged into my laptop using a MicroSD-to-SD card adapter that is plugged into an SD-to-USB adapter. It used to work fine, but now I get an error message ...
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Raspberry Pi Rsync

I've run through this guide https://medium.com/xster-tech/move-your-existing-raspberry-pi-4-ubuntu-install-from-sd-card-to-usb-ssd-52e99723f07b in order to move Ubuntu from my SD card to my internal ...
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Issue when copying to SD cards

When I copy to SD cards with cp, sometimes copied content disappears after unmounting/mounting or other devices have problems reading the files. BUT, if I copy with the UI it works fine. Any idea why? ...
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Encrypted install: encrypt the local SD card backup

Introduction I have installed kubuntu 20.04.2 on my laptop using the excellent tutorial here: Encrypted custom install This works fine so far, the system boots well and the decryption offers a nice ...
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Hardware failure symptoms

I believe I have encountered an hardware failure, but would like to be sure of what component/s is causing the problem. I'm running a raspberry pi zero. When I have experienced this error, I was ...
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Disks mixed up (SSD & SD are mixed up)

I haven't been able to find this question already answered. Used Ubuntu in other machines, working okay. Am new to Ubuntu. This might be a silly question but I hope someone can answer it. Installed ...
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Ubuntu won't read SD cards on a 2012 MacBook Air

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) on a 2012 MacBook Air, and having my second Ubuntu computer, I was happy. But then, suddenly I found, that the card reader on the right side, is not working. ...
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SD-card reader keeps disappearing

I have a medion 26445 akoya with an sd card reader. I have a dual boot. When i use the card reader under windows and then go to ubuntu i can use the card without any problems but as soon as i ...
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How to burn the iso file to a micro sd card on my android phone [closed]

I've ben trying to find a tutorial online to help me burn a ubuntu iso image to my sd card connected to my android phone but I can't find anything for it not even an app. I was wondering if you could ...
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SD Card speed very slow only on Ubuntu vs Windows

I have a dual boot laptop computer Windows 10 / Ubuntu 20.10. When I try to read my SD Card from Ubuntu, I get a read speed that is less than 2 MB/s. The same SD Card with the same content works fine ...
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Kubuntu 18.04: How do I control SD Card auto-mount directory and permissions?

When I insert an SD card, it auto-mounts at /media/user/label with the user as the owner and root as the group. I would like it to auto-mount in a non-user-specific place, say /media or /mnt, ideally ...
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SD Card partitioning got messed while installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently shifted from windows to Ubuntu. I got a problem of SD Card partitioning. I run the sudo fdisk /dev/sdc1 and tried to manage it. I want only a single partition of 32 GB so that my sdcard ...
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Mounting a Micro SD card

I'm trying to mount a Micro SD card. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2. When I put a new micro SD card in, it automatically mounts and shows all files. When I run: sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/micro &&...
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Can't format sd card

Yesterday I found an old micro SD card laying in my drawer and decided to check what's in it using an adapter. The card contained some non-important files and I deleted them. I took it out and put it ...
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Offline shrink EXT4 in terminal and recover the SD card I just killed

I Installed ubuntu (20.04 LTS ARM64) preinstalled image on to a SD card. I had a few issues at this stage leading me to keep reinstalling the OS and try again, one particular issue ended with EXT4-FS ...
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how to fill an SD card with zeros? [duplicate]

I probably have a corrupted SD card. And I'd like to fill it with zeros, 100%. So what commands should I type, assuming the device is /dev/sdc?
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Booting Ubuntu Desktop for the first time without monitor and accessing it through SSH

I do not have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse plugged into my Raspberry Pi 4. I am able to flash Ubuntu Server to an SD card and boot the Raspberry Pi for the first time and then simply SSH into it. ssh ...
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Can we start ubuntu from an SD card?

I'm trying to do a workaround for someone else, the problem is the ssd of the laptop doesn't work and so I tried to install ubuntu from my USB into his SD card, the install went well but now it gets ...
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Why are my audio files (.wav) being corrupted when I copy them from a micro-SD card to my hard drive?

I have recently begun to use Ubuntu so have little experience with it. I am using Ubuntu Studio Focal Fossa 20.04 LTS. I installed it on an external hard drive connected by USB v.3 to my computer. I ...
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lsusb detects sd card but neither fdisk nor parted on ubuntu 18.04

I would like to open my micro SD card but it's not mounted. The SD card reader is well detected with lsusb: Output of lsusb: But judging by the output of dmesg, there's a problem with the card: ...
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Transferring from Rhythmbox to an Android phone SD card

I would like to sync my music from Rhythmbox to an android phone, but put the music on an sd card, since it's a lot of space. However, when I open Rhythmbox and click on "Android", it gives ...
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My SD Card Won't Mount When It's Unlocked

I'm having issues getting my SD Card to mount whenever it's locked, I don't have an SD Card reader, so I have to use the SD Slot. It will mount on other PC's, it's just my computer, and it works fine ...
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Problems copying to SD card

I am trying to automate copying a large file (25MB +) to an SD card, but it's not working - So I've tried in the command line... cp /tmp/MIRROR/myfile.db /run/media/mmcblk0p1/MIRROR/ but this throws ...
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Camera JPEG Exif Lens Name Is Missing When Accessed Through SD Card

System: Ubuntu 20.04.1 Hi everyone, I just noticed that when I access straight-out-of-camera (SooC) JPEGs from the SD card of my camera, the Lens Name on the Exif file is missing on Flickr. The same ...
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Using autofs to mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 to /media/autousb

I am trying to automount an internal sd card reader when the sd card is inserted into a laptop. I have already been able to get external SD card readers to automount once the card is inserted, and an ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 Lenovo Z580 freezes when SD Card inserted

As the subject states, my system freezes when I plug an SD Card into the laptop's card reader, need to powering down to reboot. Sometimes it happens immediately after plugging the SD card, sometimes ...
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Beaglebone black device not being detected by the host while SD card is inserted

I am trying to boot BeagleBone Black (BBB) off the SD card that contains boot images and rootfs files, but when I have it inserted into the BBB, I don't see any device being detected by the host ...
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Inaccessible SD Card Reader - Ubuntu 20.04

I've got a dell xps 9500 dual booted with windows 10/ubuntu 20.04 that recently started having problems with the SD card reader. A few days ago, I was able to put in my SD card and it would mount ...
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Ubuntu can't read SD Card

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed, but apparently it can't read the SD Card although I have a reader in my laptop. I've tried running lsusb and it shows the card reader, but sudo lsblk -f doesnt show ...
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SD card does not mount in Broadcom BCM57765/57785 (Macbook pro) card reader

I have a micro SD card, SanDisk Ultra 16 GB, Ultra High Speed, formatted FAT, in a SD adapter and a Macbook pro 8,1 running Ubuntu 20.10. The SD card does not work in the internal SD card reader: it ...
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Verifying the flashing of a yocto-based linux image into an SD card

I am flashing an image to an SD card but having a bit of trouble understanding what's happening behind the scenes. I'm running the following command which runs successfully sudo dd if=<image name&...
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Restored SD card fails to boot with prompting “initramfs”

What I did: format a blank SD card sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdf create img file from the other SD card. The card has Ubuntu server 20.04 system. sudo dd if=/dev/sde of=~/backup.img bs=4096000 ...
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WIN10 Clip of 4 video files disappeared when moved from SD to HDD

I had filmed a trial with my dog today. When I got home I would move the 4 files from my SD card to my HDD. By an accident I hit clip instead of copy, and then pasted it on the choosen location. ...
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Integrated card reader slowing down boot

as said in the title my integrated SD card reader is slowing down my boot time by almost seven seconds. Only disabling the card reader in BIOS solves the problem. Is there any way to speed up ...
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Stable and latest version of Ubuntu Mate 18.04 for Raspberry Pi

I have been looking for several days for a stable version of Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Desktop which I will use on my Raspberry Pi 3B. In August, I was able to get Ubuntu Mate 18.04 from ubuntu-mate.org/...
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How to stop logs filling with “multipath: sdc: can't store path info”

Tried multipath -v2 -d so I can find laptop's integrated card reader wwid and blacklist it (it's /dev/sdc), but nothing returned, just a new line Any ideas how to stop sdc: can't store path info to ...
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Incomplete sd card NTFS formatting. Now it is no more detectable

I was formatting a SanDisk 32 GB SD card to NTFS. It was taking long so I halted it in middle. Now my SD card is not being detected as an external device anymore, neither in Linux nor in Windows. But /...
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Change a SD card partition table from MBR to GPT

I tried to use diskpart to convert a micro sd from MBR to GPT and it said it was not possible with the message some volumes like cd ROM and other disks cannot be converted. I'm trying to use it as a ...
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SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 Reader (0781:cfcb SDDR-B531) not detected in Ubuntu 20.04.1 (amd)

I am able to use Transcend and Anker microSD card readers without any problems, however the SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 Reader is not being detected by lsblk. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1 on ODROID-H2+ (...
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fsck read-only file system on unmounted usb stick (SD Card Reader)

I have a Raspberry Pi that is getting a kernelPanic at boot due to what looks like a corrupted file system. I'm trying to run fsck to check for sure, but have run into issues. I've got the micro sd ...
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Desktop 20.10 fails to load on RPi4

Downloaded the Desktop 20.10 image for RPi4 and installed it on working SD card. Booted the RPi4 with this SD card: The square color pixel was duly displayed A single of text was displayed at the top ...
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Install Ubuntu on a micro SD card class 10 512GB

I'm tryning to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a micro SD Card as described above. But I am getting this error message: XDG_URNTIME_DIR (/run/user/999) is owned by us (uid 0), but by uid 999! (This could ...
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How do you determine a fake thumb drive's true capacity and change it to that?

Got one of those Chinese counterfeit USB flash drives. It says it's 128 GB but I know for a fact that it's nowhere near that. In Windows there are several softwares which help you determine if the ...
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install Ubuntu to a sd card?

Can I install Ubuntu onto an sd card and move it between devices? (like can I install Ubuntu onto an sd card and move the sd card to another computer and boot from it?)
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Can you install the desktop OS using sd card? [duplicate]

Trying to install Ubuntu OS on a new hard drive. Can it be done from my sd card?
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automount process starts 5 minutes after system boots

New to ubuntu, and I have been looking every place I can find to fix this issue. I really need my automount process to start when the system starts, not 5 minutes after. I have a program that starts ...

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