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Questions tagged [usb-drive]

For questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port.

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Problems with USB Stick

I'm quite new using Ubuntu, I actually came from macOS. So I'm sorry not knowing basic stuff... But I've got experience using bash. I'm using Ubuntu Dektop 18.04. I failed using a "Spaceloop by ...
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USB size decreased

I made a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS on my 16GB pendrive. And before installing Ubuntu I used the Try Ubuntu option. After trying Ubuntu I took the pendrive out and forced shut the laptop. ...
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Can’t choose installation type or install Ubuntu

I don't know why, but i have a unique problem I've never seen. I've been looking everywhere for weeks and I can't find a solution. Immediately when I boot up Ubuntu a black screen with white text says ...
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Error while copying to flash derive

I tried to copy contents to usb(host system with ubuntu 16.04), this return is no error and but no "done" dialog box appears and havn't allocate any space in USB. it seems something like infinite ...
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Help! I’m afraid to fully set up Ubuntu because of this problem!

I'm trying to put Ubuntu on a USB stick that I can run anywhere. I have completed the first few steps (installing the .iso, installing PenDrive Linux, etc.) and it works perfectly, except for actually ...
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Rescuing flash drive, device disappears on read error, how to create byte copy

My flash disk is 16GB Kingston and this is part of the dmesg when mounted as /dev/sdc: usb 2-3: new SuperSpeed USB device number 126 using xhci_hcd usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0951, ...
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how to reformat USB drive on lubuntu 18.10 for macOSX compatibility?

I have a 16 GB SanDisk USB stick formatted as a Lubuntu 16.04 LTS i386 startup USB drive. How do I reformat it in Lubuntu 18.10 to be a "regular" USB drive to move files between macOS and Lubuntu?
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(SOLVED) Really slow file transfer from Ubuntu 18.04 to USB 2.0 pendrives

Everytime I send files (almost 1-2GB movies) to my parents' pendrives I'm about to fall asleep. It's not pendrives fault because the other Windows laptop transfers at a fair USB 2.0 speed... I always ...
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Is it possible to format an USB external HD keeping intact some directories and files? [duplicate]

Maybe it is a nonsense question, but I would like to format my external HD which contains plenty of files and directories, the HD format is NTFS, if it is possible I would like to format to ext4 but ...
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NTFS or EXT4 for USB drive?

I want to buy a new USB drive (WD Elements Desktop 6 TB) for my Laptop which uses Ubuntu 18.04. What file system (NTFS or Ext4) should I use? I will use the new USB drive as backup medium. What is the ...
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My bootable pendrive is 8GB but it only formats to 7.45. Why? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux, currently using Kubuntu and trying to switch to Solus. So, I was trying to format the usb stick I used as a bootable pendrive to install Kubuntu, but I can't seem to recover my 8GBs. ...
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Is there any way to change boot device?

I recently made an Ubuntu full installation USB drive while being booted to ram. But when I'm in the boot menu it says that the boot device is the internal ssd that I have in my laptop even though I ...
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“The destination is read only” error in ubuntu 16.04

I was trying to format a pendrive in my desktop having OS ubuntu 16.04. It was taking long time and nothing was showing. I got confused and removed the pendrive. Now I have two problems.. First, it ...
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Bootable Pendrive with multiples Operations Systems [duplicate]

I need a bootable pendrive with multiples differents operations systems, UBUNTU, WINDOWS, etc.. Example: When I plug in the pendrive, I want to be able to choose which operating system to install. ...
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How do I change the “label” reported by lsblk? [duplicate]

I have a USB stick that once-upon-a-time contained Ubuntu installation media. I have repurposed the device, but the original label has stuck despite my efforts to change it. lsblk -o label reports ...
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How to troubleshoot pen drive mounting via File Manager in Xubuntu?

I have Xubuntu 18.04 and I can't make pen drives mount when I click on them in the file manager. I get a Failed to mount "PEN DRIVE LABEL". Not authorized to perform operation. pop up error. This is ...
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Error cloning git repo onto exFAT usb drive

Running Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty), I have mounted an exFAT formatted USB drive. While attempting to git clone a repo onto it, I've run into the following error: Cloning into 'rschedule'... error: chmod ...
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Ubuntu installation type only shows usb

when reaching the "installation type" window on my Dell Inspiron 7472, when installing ubuntu 18.0.4.1, rather than showing any options it simply shows a partitioning screen with what appears to be my ...
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Safely removing USB 3.0 drive freezes the system - why and how to fix?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS amd64 with 4.4.0-140-generic Linux kernel. After one of recent upgrades I got new unexpected behavior - when I select Safely remove drive in Caja click Power off the ...
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Copy files from hard drive when booting from pen drive

My Ubuntu system (16.04) has crashed. before I re-install it, I need to copy some files in the home folder on the hard drive to the pen drive. But since I am booting from the pen drive, I don't have ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 is mounting USB drives as group sambashare by default

Trying out then new Lubuntu 18.10 (LXQt) I stumbled on this problem. Every USB flash drive is mounted as owner user and group sambashare, instead of the normal group user, causing problems restoring ...
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Linking a folder to usb. Automount on start up [duplicate]

I am a beginner with linux and want to make folder /home/username/example mount to usb and automount from start up. I want it to be linked to the /home/username/example so if i drop something to /...
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Flash Drive Corrupted

I tried to format a flash drive, that had an installation of Ubuntu on it, and I had to format it and make a new partition, but when I did that, it said it was read only. I gave it the permissions it ...
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Every external device becomes read only after minutes

I have been facing this problem from last week. Cannot paste into or delete files in any usb I plug in after 1 minute or 2. for the first two minutes i am able to paste files into the usb. Cannot ...
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I want to block all usb devices except usb keyboard and usb mouse using udev rules in ubuntu 16.04 & above.?

I want to block all usb devices except usb keyboard and usb mouse using udev rules? The purpose is to restrict users from attaching external storage devices (flash drives, phone internal storage and ...
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Clone a flashdrive

How do you clone a bootable flashdrive? What Linux software can clone a flash drive. I tried doing a sector by sector copy using a Windows application which worked but the Linux flash drive doesn't ...
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The ext4 file system creation in partition failed to install Ubuntu?

I made a bootable pen drive for ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64, now my installation failed every time with the following error The ext4/ext3 file system creationin partition#2 of SCSI2(0,0,0)(sda) ...
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Installation Issue at Restart

Ubuntu says to restart after installation, but not to remove USB drive. So when I restarted, it went directly to the start of the installation menu, asking if I wanted to install Ubuntu. Do I need to ...
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How can I format a pendrive, if it gives me error to write ('cause the permission give me only “read” the “disk”?

In the day, in my work, I have a partner who has a pen, and he wants to give it a new format. But, he tried to make a new format in his laptop (Ubuntu 16.04 Unity), and with Gparted he make a ext4 ...
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how to remove write protection from pen drive [duplicate]

Few days ago i bought a new pen drive (64 GB). Whenever i try to format it, it says that it is write protected. Is there any way to format it? If not then please guide me to remove write protection.
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Limit on bad sectors in USB drive?

I recently ran on a USB drive the f3write, f3read, and f3probe tests. The size of the drive is legitimate, but there are some corrupted sectors indicated in f3read: Data OK: 7.49 GB (15697680 sectors)...
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USB Pendrive not recognizing

While creating a bootable pen drive in Windows 10 using Rufus my USB pen drive got corrupted. It cannot be recognized in Windows and Ubuntu machine. In Ubuntu, while issuing the following command I ...
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Recovering files from a flash drive when System Volume Information has been deleted

I have a 16 GB FAT32 pendrive. I accidentally formatted it on Ubuntu 16.04 and lost the System Volume Information directory. After that my pendrive has become inaccessible. Please help me to recover ...
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16GB USB flash drive does not work [closed]

My 16GB USB flash drive does not work. It only appears in Disks as a 16GB Silicon Power drive formatted as FAT, but I can't open it. I already tried to fix it with GParted and nothing worked.
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Format image usb drive

I have used and created an image drive to install Ubuntu server 18.04. I have tried to erase and reformat using Mac utility but It will not do it. Can someone explain how to do this in a terminal or ...
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Flash drive is not visible when inserted

My USB flash drive is not visible when it is inserted in Ubuntu 18.04. It's not even visible in Disks. $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT loop0 7:0 0 86.9M 1 loop /snap/...
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ldlinux.sys file on usb stick

I've got file named ldlinux.sys which is on USB stick, next to a folder named System Volume Information. I'm pretty sure that folder was created by Windows, but I know nothing about the file ldlinux....
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Can not boot raspberry pi 3b from USB Drive with UBoot + Grub

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 onto an SD card. I did this by creating an msdos partition table (pi doesn't support guid), then putting U-Boot onto the SD Card on partition 1 (fat32, pi ...
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(K)ubuntu Live and data partition on one flash drive

I'm trying to partition a USB drive with a bootable partition using Kubuntu 18.04.1 and a data partition. What I'm trying to accomplish is the following: Use GPT partition table to UEFI Boot 2GB ...
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I can't change owner of usb flash drive? Tried terminal and gui

I have tried to change ownership of my flash drive but it keeps failing in both the terminal and the GUI. The owner is currently root, I need to change that. I get this error: chown: changing ...
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usb memory loss while formatting

while formatting the pendrive (32 GB), I pulled it out, unintentionally. Now the pendrive is recognized but only with 760 MB. How it get back the pendrive to full capacity?
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Can I safely install Nvidia graphics drivers to a Persistent flash drive

The traditional answer is: "Not since 12.04". (I think it had something to do with the video drivers needing to load before casper-rw loads). This morning I was playing with a newly made 18.04 ...
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Change partitions on USB Flash drive

I have this small, 3.77 GB flash drive on me that I'm trying to get working, since according to GParted there isn't even a partition table set up for the unallocated space. I guess the drive is also ...
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Can't boot from linux USB boot disk after installing 18.04

So this is friggen weird... I installed 18.04 desktop. Played around a bit and decided I wanted to drop back to 16.04... only problem is that any USB drive I created with ubuntu on it wouldn't boot. ...
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Boot error ubuntu using flash drive Scandisk

I tried to create a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 using a Flash USB Drive Scandisk. I tried both iso files and a lot of diferent softwares to build the usb bootable. I made that on Windows ...
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dd doesn't work

I do $ df -h ... /dev/sdc1 1,5G 1,5G 0 100% /media/username/Ubuntu 17.04 amd64 $ umount /dev/sdc1 $ df -h ... #sdc1 now not listed $ sudo dd if=./memtest86-usb.img of=sdc 307200+0 ...
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How do I install Windows? [duplicate]

I have a laptop that has Ubuntu for about 3 years and now I want to dual boot my computer with Windows 10. Now, I'm trying to burn Windows to a pendrive, but when I boot my computer, it doesn't ...
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USB memory stick issues

I have a reasonably new 64GB memory stick that I have used for creating bootable media for things like Ubuntu and Cloudready. I now wish to 'empty' it and reclaim the full 64GB but I am having ...
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How to maximize the life of a pendrive which has a full installation of Ubuntu MATE 18.04 on it

I've searched a lot over here and after reading all that all I understood is that I have to disable swap. Installation I first installed VirtualBox and booted from the MATE live CD (Minimal ...
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install ubuntu studio 18 iso without dvd-drive [duplicate]

I'd install ubuntu studio 18.04. I've downloaded .iso file, but my dvd drive no masterize. I'd install on usb mSD 32gb mounted on usb adapter, how I can do? My actual system is ubuntu 14.