Last call to make your voice heard! Our 2022 Developer Survey closes in less than a week. Take survey.

Questions tagged [usb-drive]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

Could my usb has been broke down?

I cannot mount the usb-drive. Last night, i ejected my USB and have put it into the drawer after i finished my works in the USB. This morning, i expected to mount it again like every time, but i could ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
35 views

Ubuntu 18.04 - Unable to access to any usb drives

First of all, I have to confess I am not a very experienced Linux user. I tried to format a USB drive some weeks ago. I thought I failed to do it since I wasn't able anymore to access it from my ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

Pendrive is write protected: folders show write protected and cannot delete or format 16gb pendrive

My pen drive says it is write-protected while deleting a file or formatting the drive. Even it doesn't allow repairing the device on Windows. It does not allow to partition or format the drive using ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

External drive not appearing in "Disks"

A few years I encased an HDD in an 'inateck 2.5" SATA HDD External Enclosure'. I was able to access the files in this drive on Windows at the time. Now, using Ubuntu, I am unable to find the ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
137 views

Operating system not found while booting pendrive ubuntu 22.04

I am using linux mint 20.3. I want to use ubuntu 22.04 . but when i boot my pendrive , it shows me that operating system not found . it is happening with me with every ubuntu distro after 20.04 like ...
user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to Create a Full Install of Ubuntu 22.04 to USB Device Step by Step

Every issue of Ubuntu LTS since 8.04, I have made a Full install of Ubuntu to USB flash drive, and recorded each step. Ubuntu installation method has changed since those days. This has been intended ...
user avatar
  • 16.5k
0 votes
1 answer
71 views

"Device x was not an MTP device" when using usbmount

I am trying to setup a raspberry pi to automatically copy SD card contents when it's inserted. I have managed to manually mount the cards fine using the mount command but usbmount has so far not ...
user avatar
  • 211
0 votes
0 answers
34 views

USB memory stick not recognised

I have a 32Gb USB flash disk that is currently not recognised by my Ubuntu (20.04) system. Up until recently, this drive worked fine under both Ubuntu and Windows. Then I re-partitioned it to use it ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
32 views

USB drive keeps having its name changed!

complete newbie as far as unix is concerned. I'm trying to set up a USB drive on a WYSE Dx0D thin client running Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS using both nfs and Samba (just to see which works best) for use by a ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
110 views

"Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object" when trying to format metallic pendrive

I am not able to format a particular pendrive. It is showing the error below. How can I fix this?
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
45 views

Attempting to fix USB drive not detected problem, problem in console

I follow the instructions described on the portal, Linux Ubuntu, which talks about how to fix a non-detecting USB device when connected to a USB port. ubuntu @ ubuntu: ~ $ sudo apt-get install -y ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
55 views

How to fix Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary and Partition table entries are not in disk order in Ubuntu?

THIS IS WHAT IVE GOT TO USE FDISK COMMAND ANY SOLUTION ? I'VE CREATED A TWO PARTITIONS IN PENDRIVE IT CREATED A MESS FOE ME PLEASE GET ME OUT OF THIS. Disk /dev/loop0: 55.45 MiB, 58130432 bytes, ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
108 views

Macbook Pro 14.1 w/Ubuntu 20.04 LTS won't recognize flash drives

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Macbook Pro 14.1 from a flash drive. Once installed, everything worked fine, except now it doesn't recognize there's a flash drive plugged in. I tried several drives ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

A GRUB EFI boot-option has been enabled automatically

I was using Ubuntu in a flash drive in my Dell Inspiron 14 5415 laptop (Windows 11) and everything was going really well until today when I had to restore the Ubuntu from the Timeshift image. When I ...
user avatar
  • 1
-1 votes
1 answer
71 views

Can Toshiba USB flash drive boot ubuntu 21.10? [duplicate]

A few days ago, i burn ubuntu 21.10 iso to my Toshiba USB Flash Drive which has 16 gigs of storage. and my question is; can Toshiba usb flash drive boot 21.10?
user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer
102 views

Copying files to a USB flash drive sometimes does not complete [closed]

Sometimes when I copy a file from my laptop to a USB flash drive, the progress goes to just near 100% but remains at that stage and does not end. I have this problem in Ubuntu 21.10 and in previous ...
user avatar
  • 174
0 votes
0 answers
233 views

Disable TPM on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Server fresh install

When I try to boot from a bootable Ubuntu USB with Ubuntu 20.04.3 Server image I get the following error: ima: error communicating to tpm chip I searched the web and tried different options: 1- ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
49 views

Ubuntu 21.10 inconsistent USB drive removal behaviour

On Ubutu 21.10 here. I have a number of external USB drives using NTFS and Ext4. Using either Nautilus or Nemo as my file manager: When I plug them in they show the drive names but they aren't ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
145 views

USB 3.0 drive disconnects / XHCI controller dies after 15 minutes or so

I am attempting to restore some data I backed up to an external 2TB Toshiba USB drive. It's a USB 3.0 drive and is connected to a USB 3.0 port on my desktop machine running Ubuntu 20.04.03 with kernel ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
106 views

Western Digital 14 TB Desktop Drive & Ubuntu

When using this new 14TB WD USB HDD with independent power supply the drive (according to western digital) won’t sleep, they have software for win/mac when this occurs, not Linux. When I unmount and ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
136 views

When I mount my USB drive, all Chinese characters of names of files/directories are displayed as question marks

When I create or rename a file with Chinese characters(like 我的源程序.c) on Windows, and reboot it to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, and mount it with sudo mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt, and use ls /mnt command, it shows ????...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
80 views

Can we burn a Linux installation as one USB flash drive image, and install it on another USB Flash drive? [duplicate]

In the old days we could burn an Ubuntu or any Linux installation iso image onto a DVD-R, and then install it to our PC or as a virtual PC. But since DVD drives are not present in many PCs nowadays, ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
71 views

Trying to set up Dual Boot in Omen 15 laptop with two different SSDs. GRUB does not show up after installation

I installed a second SSD in my Omen 15 laptop (model 15ek-0012la) looking to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu. I created the Ubuntu flash boot USB (using Balena Etcher), went through the process ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
27 views

Problem with Trying to install dual boot windows/ubuntu

As the title states, tried installing ubuntu with windows 10 already installed. It was working but in the background. I accidentally removed the flash drive while installing and my computer crashed. ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
27 views

Samsung Memorie Duo Plus slow write speeds on Ubuntu 20.04

Samsung Memorie Duo Plus has write speeds of up to 1.5 MB/s on Ubuntu 20.04 whereas on Windows 10 they easily go above 10 MB/s. It is a USB type C flash drive. My laptop specs: Intel® Core™ i7-9750H ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
62 views

Why won't Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS copy con.c to external USB drive?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on my desktop on 11-12-2021. I compiled con.c on the new gcc version 9.3.0-17 compiler and it gave me warnings on using sprintf(). I converted ...
user avatar
  • 97
-2 votes
1 answer
84 views

Forget USB stick password

I accidentally set the option for Ubuntu to always remember the password for a USB stick. I want to be asked for the password each time I use this usb stick instead. How can I make my system "...
user avatar
  • 13
0 votes
0 answers
204 views

Lubuntu usb image mode or dd mode

have one question,create lubuntu bootable usb in rufus in gpt scheme which option best to chose iso image mode(recommended)or image mode dd?Thanks…
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
97 views

pendrive detected but not shown on ubuntu 20.04

When I plug my Pendrive I hear the sound of it getting detected. output of dmesg [21145.916189] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 11 using xhci_hcd [21146.522765] usb 1-1: New USB device ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
26 views

Stuck on mounting ext4 but luks is unlocked on usb drive

I have a drive that I cannot access anymore. I have it on LUKS and at first it worked properly, but now it's just stuck on mounting the EXT4 part of the drive. I tried using gparted and mkusb but both ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

USB stick extra folders appearing, what is this?

So on my USB stick I had a problem to where I could not write to it. I could copy files from it, however I could not change anything on it. This is not my main question but part of the issue I was ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
132 views

Can I utilize multiple swap files in linux on different devices for enhanced throughput?

I would like to use two swap files, if possible: one on the SSD and one on an USB pendrive. I hope this way I can get an enhanced, two combined channel throughput.
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
53 views

Cannot read SSD inserted into USB enclosure

Summary I inserted an old internal SSD (which should have been in good health / not corrupted) into a USB enclosure, but I can't get any data from it. Background My old Kubuntu laptop with an ...
user avatar
  • 326
1 vote
0 answers
64 views

Ubuntu only sees the first partition on an external (USB) disk drive

I connected an external (1TB) hard disk drive to my computer. It is automatically mounted on /media/$USER/Seagate Backup Plus Drive. However this drive has two partitions: an NTFS partition, and an ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
70 views

ubuntu detected usb but not showing it [duplicate]

my usb detected by pc but pc doesn't show it. other usb work well but this one no. this usb works but I do not know what I did wrong that the pc did not show it anymore.(I was trying to bootable it to ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
52 views

USB Flash drive no permissions and doesn't mount automatically

Every USB Flash drive i use does not give me permissions to save anything to the USB flash drive. I have to format the USB Flash drive everytime I want to save to it. I do not know why the permissions ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
82 views

USB Body cam file access? CammPro i826 / GoPro 9FF2 [Digital Photo Display]

i plugged the device in my Ubuntu 20.04 system and it was found but I could not open it in the "files" application (used to be called nautilus) strangely this is the first device that I ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
86 views

Ubuntu live USB boots to wallpaper without UI elements

I tried several USB Flash drives and ubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso, ubuntu-mate-20.04.2.0-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso with the same result - boot is very slow and live ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
90 views

Can I use a bootable pen drive to store data other than Linux OS? [closed]

Can I use a bootable pen drive to store data other than Linux OS? I have this pen drive Sandisk Cruzer Blade
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
81 views

Very high nonstop write activity in new USB disk

I've installed a PCIe card to get USB 3 support, and have connected a 16TB SATA disk, which I've formatted in XFS. Initially I had very good read/write performance, but after a couple hours the ...
user avatar
  • 21
0 votes
1 answer
95 views

Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't see external USB drive, but powers it

I have some external USB drives that 1 ubuntu install can see, mount, write to, etc. and 1 ubuntu install cannot. The one that cannot does not show the drive with lsusb, nor in any /dev/sd* entry. Of ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
110 views

How do I copy my Windows 7 derived files off my USB to Ubuntu?

This seems to be a newbie question but I can't seem to find any specific answers. I am (finally) getting rid of my Windows 7 machine but need to copy all the data files off it to my Ubuntu. I ...
user avatar
  • 45
0 votes
0 answers
42 views

Reading or writing data to partition freeze when accessing large files or a lot of files at once

We have a Ubuntu server with several HDD partitions that are then served to Windows machines using Samba. We just added a new drive and we have a big problem with it. On day 1, I was able to write ~...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
105 views

Accidentally unmount my pendrive

I am new to the linux theme, practically I have not been using debian in the beginning but my computer was slow because it is old so I switched to lubuntu, what I liked but now I wanted to go to ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
28 views

64 gb datatraveler usb stick, shows 62 gb on 2 partitions different partitions

I'm not as knowledgeable as I'd like to be, and on top of that i now switched to ubunutu to get some wanky formatting results. Anyway, i have a 64 gb usb stick, that i did a fat32 format on first, to ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Unable to install ubuntu black screen appears

Actually I have assembled my first pc ,I'm just trying my hand at computers. I created the usb bootable drive while installing a black screen with a underscore blinking appears
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
90 views

/media/username is empty but used to work

Something changed recently in my ubuntu 20.04 desktop regarding how it mounts removeable media (like USB storage drives). Previously such devices would appear under location /media/$USER/.... But now ...
user avatar
  • 168
0 votes
0 answers
41 views

How do I boot up Ubuntu from USB boot drive on Windows 8?

I am using an old Dell laptop with Windows 8.1, and I have a USB boot drive with Ubuntu ready to go. I tried to change my BIOS boot settings to use the USB, but I cannot seem to get it to work. For ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
49 views

Reinstall Ubuntu option not available

Recently my Ubuntu software isn't working great so I tried to reinstall Ubuntu and I put the Ubuntu iso on USB and went to download it, but the reinstall Ubuntu option isn't available to choose. What ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
24 views

Pendrive Not working

Recently i faced some problems when i was formatting my pendrive, my pc got shutdown by sudden power cut. After that i can't get my pendrive to format using disks. Photo is attached.i only get power ...
user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
27