Questions tagged [usb-drive]

A USB drive (or USB flash drive, or thumb drive, or memory stick, or pendrive) is a portable device for storing data that includes a flash memory and has and integrated USB interface, thus can be connected to USB ports. Use this tag for questions regarding storage drives that connect using a USB port.

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Show new connected (USB-) devices on desktop when connected to the PC

I remember in Ubuntu when i inserted a USB-Stick into my PC it would appear on the desktop as an icon afterwards. Now im Using Kubuntu 22.04 and I can't seem to find the option anymore. Is there a ...
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i am trying to put ubunto on a 2tb flash drive how to

hi i have been trying to put Ubuntu on a flash drive and wondering how to do so. i have done the installation setup on one flash drive and set the 2tb flash drive to be the one for the os system to be ...
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Restart loop after Ubuntu install on USB

My laptop has become unusable, please help. I tried installing Ubuntu for the first time on a USB stick to run from any computer. Here are the steps I took: downloaded Ubuntu from web on Windows and ...
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Can you include .Trash-999 from other media in Trash?

Can you include the "/.Trash-999" from external media in the Trash folder on Ubuntu? Like, the trash from all media and the system Trash shows up in Trash, similar to Windows Trash?
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Laptop says "GRUB" when trying to boot from bootable USB stick

I flashed Kubuntu onto my USB stick and tried to boot from it on my HP Pavilon dv7. Whenever I do that it only shows the word "GRUB" in the upper left corner and does nothing else. It's not ...
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Extreme Lag when connecting Docking Station with HDD

Currently Using 22.04 I just bought a mini pc using a intel i9 processor. I also jusat bout this dual HHD docking station There is an extreme lag when I am connected to the docking station. Using my ...
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Mounted USB Drive with bind mount in container, capacity showing less than drive contains

I have a 2TB SSD connected to my host device (Proxmox) and am passing it through to a container running Ubuntu. In my Proxmox host, I can see the full drive: Drive image in host showing 2TB I have ...
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Lubuntu: devmon mounts an USB drive to two different directories, one of which is inaccessible

I have formatted a 2TB Kingston SSD USB drive in EXT4 filesystem and copied data on computer A (Ubuntu). Now I want to use this drive on computer B (Lubuntu). But it showed that the drive was mounted ...
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Having trouble with a USB drive data corruption

I was given a new 15 TB USB drive and was going to use it to store a lot of my files. I formatted it NTFS so I can take it between my Ubuntu (desktop) and Win 11 (laptop) machines as I have a lot of ...
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External USB SSD disk fails to mount at boot

I have two external drives attached to my Ubuntu Server 22.04.3. My /etc/fstab includes, among other things, the following two lines for the two drives: /dev/disk/by-uuid/d7dbea69-0332-4d12-b905-...
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can you install ubuntu on a sign m 15 laptop? [duplicate]

i can find no way to boot off a stick memory on this machine. it has win 11 on it and apparantly keeps a copy in the bios because you can reinstall windows. i want to put ubuntu 22 or maybe 24 on it....
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"Error Mounting dev/sda at /media/fjdpaco/USB Stick:Unkown error when mounting dev/sda" [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire3 laptop, and I am trying to open up a Memorex 8GB USB stick from the Files application in Ubuntu. I Given that I have important data I don't want to accidentally destroy I don't ...
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Ubuntu not installed on PC, but on pendrive

I installed Ubuntu on my flash USB drive. After installing, my laptop wanted a restart to use Ubuntu. But after I restarted it, it seems like nothing has happened. Ubuntu hasn't been installed. But ...
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Usb drive has showed a lot of partition in lsblk, but none partition really exist

I'm was trying to delete all partition in a usb drive(a sd card with 64Gb storge), and by lsblk it showed that there is 12 partition and pretty much correct total disk size(59.5/64) NAME MAJ:...
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Formatting a USB flash drive

I have a simple question, but still need some advice before I continue, since I already ruined one USB flash drive once. I am running a Ubuntu 20.04 system and have a USB flash drive of 128 GB. I want ...
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How to get the path for a new USB drive

Recently I installed a 2TB usb drive on Ubuntu 20.04, and copied some files onto it. Now I would like to read those files in a Python program, but I can't get the path to the new drive. The drive is /...
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Ubuntu Server 22.04 unmounting usb external drive

I have a thin client PC, running Ubuntu Server 22.04 with Jellyfin and Samba on it. As the machine have not much internal storage, I am using 8 TB external USB drive. I've set OS to automount the ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 22.04.03 from pendrive is stuck

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an external ssd using a bootable pendrive. I got to grub, but when I select try or install Ubuntu this is what I see and nothing seems to be changing.a photo showing ...
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Using "eject -s /dev/sdx" appears to send more then only the SCSI eject command over USB/MSC connection

I am writing embedded STMicro.com STM32 processor code and using the STMicro.com's USB drivers. There is no other software running on the STM32 processor. It is a bit unusual, but we have managed to ...
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USB drive @ Startup

Is there a way to check at startup if a USB drive is connected and mounted. and then launch and application or script. I want to run a WordPress server, but the website files would be on an external ...
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22.04LTS ‎DS-SC4B Crashing USB Controller

I got an issue with an external USB enclosure (4 ports) ‎DS-SC4B based on the ASMedia Technology ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1053E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridge, ASM1153E SATA 6Gb/s ...
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"Wrong FS type" when inserting external storage

I installed Ubuntu for the first time and when I insert external storage, I keep receiving the following error message: WRONG Fs type,bad option.super block on/dev/sdb1,missing codepage or helper ...
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Ubuntu not recognizing memory card as a drive

I need to create a partition on a memory card (CompactFlash). I bought a USB memory card reader, and inserted a 512MB CF. There are console messages (see below) indicating that the card was recognized ...
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NAND USB2DISK (0.00) No media

when I tried to install ISO on pen-drive, it didn't complete and when i remount it , it no mounting when i search it in gnome disk it is showing NAND USB2DISK (0.00) no media . when i searched for ...
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External HDD with one faulty unreadable folder

I did a mistake, probably unplugging my external usb drive during a write operation. Now, the disk looks like it works fine, except one folder of the disk is shown empty. phil@GLaDOS:/media/phil/...
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How to change file system of a usb drive without formatting? [duplicate]

As the question says, how to format a usb flash drive without formatting cos I don't want to lose data. I ran into an error that said file is too large for destination file system. And apparently it ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 22.04 lts [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on my 128 GB pendrive using another bootable pendrive mounted with the LTS version. I've tried it 5 times today. Each time during partition I choose 100MB for ...
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22.04 not mounting NTFS flash drive (not "Fast Boot" issue)

The damn 22.04 won't let me use the usb drive. It is not the usb drive as it works fine in a Windows machine. It is formatted as ntfs: As per this answer (Ubuntu 20.04 Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /...
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LUKS encrypted USB: "Operation cancelled" error on correct passphrase

I'm asking as a new question because I don't have enough rep to comment on answers, and the drive in question here is removable. I've set up an encrypted USB drive using cryptsetup luksFormat, but I'm ...
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encfs decrypting usb folder needs root permissions

I have a usb drive with an encfs encrypted folder. I usually decrypt this with encfs /media/user/DBx/enc /media/user/DBx/dec When I try this with a new Ubuntu install using 22.04.3, I get the error: ...
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Installing Ubuntu on USB-HDD

I want to install Ubuntu on my external hard drive, but I want to use windows when I unplugged usb-hdd. How to make that?
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recovery of USB drive after accidental formats of its entire block

Yes, I was dumb enough to not check that I formatted the whole block as fat32, then NTFS and multiple attempts to rejuvenate it using dd-ing a blank disk image file. On inspection of size using ...
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Advice? External USB harddrive accidentally unplugged (no activity at time). Re-plugged, but `mountpoint`/`findmnt`/`lsblk` disagree if mounted?

[(This really isn't an unbuntu-specific question, but yeah...)] So I just accidentally bumped and and unplugged the cable on an external USB harddrive. There was no activity at the time. It's btrfs (...
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How to install Ubuntu 20.04 from USB? [duplicate]

I have a computer Gigabyte z170x Gaming 5. It worked under Windows 11 but now I want to install Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. What I have made: On other Ubuntu I have downloaded Ubuntu20.04.iso, formatted USB ...
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USB device (Android) not seen by fdisk by Ubuntu

Files on an Android phone are accessible via 'Files' in Ubuntu, however, I cannot view the thumbnails on the Android in the 'Download' folder, they must be transferred to the hdd for the thumbnails to ...
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Does anyone know where USG has made the hardening configuration of the USB storage and how to reverse the hardening?

Genuine question. The server has a stock install of the Ubuntu Server 20.04 with the USG cis_level1_server script executed. Right now, I would like to re-enable the USB storage. How can I do that ? ...
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Thumbdrive doesn't show up on file manager. Can't mount it with terminal either [duplicate]

Xubuntu 22.04.2 LTS detects it but I can't access its contents
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My External hard drive keeps unmounting on USB 3.0 using exfat

I recently switched to Ubuntu from windows. I'm trying to move files from my external hard drive to my new Ubuntu installation but each time I try to copy over the files a few copy and then the drive ...
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How to know which usb port is associated to which root_hub?

I have a requirement where I would like to connect many USB devices to the system using USB hubs. Currently, I have 2 20 ports USB hub with 40 USB devices connected this way. When I am trying to add ...
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Error when getting information for file "folder/": input/output error

I've searched for some similar questions for my problem but couldn't find solution. I've flash drive that I copied some files from window OS for a long time ago,and I cannot open them on ubuntu, ...
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Smartmontools 7.3 on Ubuntu 22.04

I bought a SSD enclosure equipped with the Asmedia 2364 chipset. Ubuntu 22.04 is shipped with Smartmontools 7.2 that does not support that chipset. Instead, the 7.3 can address it by the switch -d ...
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new Intenso 64GB stick not working in Linux, I/O-error, works fine in Windows 10 [WON'T FIX, HARDWARE INCOMPATIBLE]

TLDR: Make sure to buy USB sticks that are certified to run on Linux, as some brand new ones might not be compatible in 2023. This is a tough one. I bought a brand new usb pen drive (Intenso 64GB, USB ...
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SD Card will mount on one machine and not on another

I have two laptops with SD Card slots. One (machine 1, Ubuntu 18.04) has the SD Card mount as /dev/mmcblk0. The other (machine 2, Ubuntu 20.04) mounts SD Cards as block devices /dev/sdx where x is ...
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I/O error while resuming from disk (hibernate) on Kubuntu booted from an external USB SSD

I installed and booted a Kubuntu 22.04 installation (Linux 5.19.0-41-generic) on an external NVME SSD drive. This is the USB device, according to lsusb: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:9210 Realtek ...
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USB ports are not working on HP laptop

The USB ports of my laptop are not working at all, It was running Ubuntu 22.04 then I updated to 23.04, to try to fix the problem. It does not detect them. My laptop is a Hewlett Packard HP 2000 ...
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Was formatting my flash drive then I closed the process, now my flash drive isn’t showing up, what do I do?

I was formatting my flash drive then I mistakenly closed it while still formatting, now my flash drive won’t show up anymore, what do I do?
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How to use external SSD to store files for VM?

I'm using an external SSD portioned as exfat to store files for my vm. I'm using the tool virt manager to manage this. While trying to store the vm on SSD I got this message: "The emulator may ...
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Continuously monitor usb connection status

I am facing a problem with usb port. when I connect a mobile device to my PC USB port, sometimes it becomes disconnect and immediately gets connected. So I want to monitor the USB connection status ...
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rsync copying USB to USB drive locks up system

When I use rsync to copy a 1TB dir from one USB drive to another USB drive the system goes haywire. The system load climbs up rapidly and processes trying to write to the destination drive go into the ...
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Does booting "persistent live to RAM" achieve the absolute lowest USB flash wear from a Ubuntu Live install with persistence?

Does booting "persistent live to RAM" achieve the absolute lowest USB flash wear from a Ubuntu Live install with persistence, or are there additional tweaks that can be made to reduce flash ...
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