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remove an iso file in a flash which is a read only file

I need your help in something regarding removing an iso file (windows file) from a flash memory and I try but all i get is a read only file. Please need your help. I am using ubuntu desktop 20
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USB thumbdrive is so messed up I can't even delete the problem partition in gparted

I was testing out various operating systems on a spare laptop, flashing a USB thumb drive with various bootable images in order to do so. At some point something got messed up, and the drive is now so ...
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Issues booting Ubuntu from USB

I am trying to boot Ubuntu off of a usb drive on my HP Envy. It gets all the way to checking files, and once it finishes checking, it seems stuck on the same screen. HP logo centered, spinning loading ...
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USB Stick not detected as a disk on Linux, but in Windows it works

I have a issue with my usb stick on linux: it is detected in lsusb but not as a disk: there is no entry in fdisk -l, programs like Gparted or Gnome-Disk don't recognize it either This means it is not ...
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Can't create UBCD memory stick, using Kubuntu 18.04

I'm using Kubuntu 18.04 and I'm trying to create a UBCD bootable memory stick. I think I have all the necessary files in the right places. Here's what I get: pwa@HP-Pavilion-Laptop-17-ar0xx:~/ubcd$ ...
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How to fix a disk image that is flagged as read-only (and save my wedding pictures on the way)?

Back in 2014, my wedding photographer sent me some pictures he took and were not worth printing on a USB key. Last week, I tried to take a look at these pictures but most them were now corrupted. ...
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How to create a bootable thumbdrive using MacOS [duplicate]

My ubuntu machine died and I need to install a new OS on that machine using another laptop I have which is a MacOS machine. I am having trouble finding good info on how to create a bootable thumbdrive ...
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Encrypted USB flash drive problem “Unable to access 23 GB Encrypted”

a few weeks ago I encrypted my USB flash drive, contain important pictures. Last week I added some more pictures (USB flash drive almost full). And today when I tried to open it again from Ubuntu, ...
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I can't access flash drives plugged into my USB ports

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 onto a refurbished HP desktop and it will not allow me to add or delete anything from my flash drives plugged into USB ports (it's not the drives, they work on PC ...
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Same fdisk identifier on multiple USB sticks

I'm trying to understand if I'm creating chaos in my system with two USB sticks that were accidentally dd'd to have the exact same contents, including fdisk identifier when inspected with: sudo fdisk ...
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installing linux on flash drive while some computers have dual boot of win/linux

.Hi everybody, I have a laptop that has 512 GB SSD hard drive! it has dual boot of 350 GB for windows and 150GB for Linux( ubuntu 18.04 ) SO now today I bought a 128GB Samsung flash drive and I want ...
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Casper-rw Persistence Files Not Working with 20.04

I have just noticed that casper-rw persistent files are not working with Ubuntu 20.04 when booted from an ISO file. Persistent partitions are again working, however persistent partitions do not work ...
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Sniffer connected to USB is not visible for BtleJack

I want to use BtleJack; I installed it on an Ubuntu VM according to this tutorial: https://securityonline.info/btlejack/. Now when I type btlejack -i it shows [i] No sniffer found, make sure all ...
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Problem creating a USB bootable disk for Windows 8 [duplicate]

I don't understand how to make my usb bootable for installing windows 8.1 pro again as whenever I am trying to make my usb bootable and try to boot from it, the computer says "no system disk or disk ...
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Input/output error on USB disks when I use qBittorrent

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4. I connected 4 USB disks to the Pi: two USB 2.0 disks to USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 disks to a USB 3.0 hub connected to one of two USB 3.0 ports. All ...
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how to make bootable USB in Ubuntu 20.04

i'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and i want to make a bootable usb for Wndows 10. woeusb is not working while trying restore disk in diskpart usb is not picking boot can you suggest me better way?
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Is it advisable to always click on “safely remove drive” for an external SSD drive before “closing the laptop lid” (going into standby/suspend mode)?

… if so, why? The drive (in my case) contains files only (backup files, media, ... ); It is not a boot drive, nor does it contain a swap partition or any installations or programs. I can imagine ...
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Really slow external drives benchmark

Hello I have a Linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04 for the core) and I have 3 desktop environments (KDE Plasma, XFCE and Budgie) I was testing the KDE Plasma DE and I was really happy with it so I decided ...
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How to find out if USB flash drives are USB 2.0 or 3.0 [duplicate]

I inherited a lot of USB flash drives and would like to find out what USB version they are (i.e. 2.0, 3.0 or maybe even older). How can I do that on Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu from a USB drive [duplicate]

I wish to run Ubuntu from my thumbdrive. Is there a "Flavor" that you would recommend? I truly thank you! Larry
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Error splicing file: Input/output error when copying large files to my 16GB USB drive

I get an error saying- there was an error copying the file into /media and Error splicing file: Input/output error whenever I try to copy large files, and it works for small files like if I have a ...
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Can not write to usb stick after formatting

I tried with Disks, and GParted with no luck. Formatted to fat32, the owner is root, and the permissions are none for group root. it was formated for xubuntu startup disk before.
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Slow transfer rate with external hard disk drive

I have a Seagate Backup plus 4TB usb3.0 hard drive, initially the transfer rate was around 110mbps, but now it has dropped down to about 30mbps. I have tried changing the cable and ports but the ...
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Safely remove an external drive makes Files crash

when I use in Files (Nemo) the option 'Safely remove' for an external drive, the program always crashes (disappears completely). Some time later Ubuntu offers to send in a crash report. Any ...
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Having a boot option in the grup menu to boot from usb

I want to boot from a usb plugged into the same place everytime (e.g tails, beta ubuntus, etc.). I use triple boot and would like a extra option to click to boot from this specific usb. I dont know ...
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I can't install ubuntu on my pc [duplicate]

I have a 32-bit very old pc, I tried with the 32-bit option that was in the official page don't worked to me,my pc dosen't have cd, I need the USB installation someone know how to install ubuntu in ...
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Simple Hand Made Persistent USB that Boots either BIOS or UEFI

Please provide step by step instructions for making a simple hand made Persistent USB that boots both BIOS and UEFI. No ISO9660 or ISO Booters please, I want to be able to easily modify the filesystem....
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How to Copy Ubuntu Install from Internal Drive to Bootable USB

Copy Ubuntu Install from Internal Drive to Bootable USB that boots BIOS or UEFI An external drive can easily be copied to USB using dd or Disks 'Create Disk Image" / "Restore Disk Image". However ...
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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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I unable to format hp pendrive.first time i formated wrongly after that i unable to find my pendrive

It shows like this only, I unable format format option is not showing
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Replace Chrome OS and install Ubuntu on an Lenovo C330 ARM processor laptop

I have tried everything. Developer mode and cd;bash <(curl https://johnlewis.ie/flash_cb_fw.sh) which just restarts my laptop and beeps. I've tried trying to boot from USB but it just beeps when I ...
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How to Update Ubuntu 18.10 To 19.10 Using A Usb Drive? [duplicate]

How to Update Ubuntu 18.10 To 19.10 Using A Usb Drive and Command Line.
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Pendrive not accessible

I have USB pen drive, which I accidentally unplugged while I was formatting it in my Ubuntu PC. Now whenever I plug in the pen drive it makes a noise of getting plugged in, but it does not gets ...
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How to recover deleted partitions on computer that doesn't boot up

I can't boot up Ubuntu from a USB 2.0 drive. I burned Ubuntu 18.04, but I do not seem able to initialize it: I obtain (initramfs Unable to find a medium containing a live file system. I checked other ...
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Unknown USB bridge [0x125f:0xdb8a (0x1100)]

I have a problem, namely when I try to read data from a pendrive, nothing happens. Pendrive appears in "disks". When trying to scan gdisk this pen drive receives such a message. I get an error ...
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Configure my USB type-C port act like a mass storage device (Ubuntu 18.04LTS)

I would like my Windows PC to connect to my Ubuntu 18.04 device via USB, where the Windows PC thinks it is connected to a USB hard drive. Normally I would network them together, but my corporate VPN ...
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vfat works, ext4 fails on external drive

I have a 1Tb external hdd, connected via USB2 to a laptop. I bought it second-hand, and started doing lots of checks to check for problems. I've removed all partitions, and created an ext4 partition....
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Three Questions Concerning Booting From USB

(i) In order to be able to boot from USB, the USB has to be modified in advance, as I understand it. Also, all data will be erased from the USB drive. Therefore, I want to know: After being able to ...
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Are ext2/3/4 USB Drives a critical threat to a Linux System?

I found this discussion here where those people seemed to decide weather ext filesystems should support the masquerading of the uid/gid similar to how a vfat/ntfs filesystems work when they are ...
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USB devices not working

I am new to Linux and I am facing a bit weird issue. I have a total of 6 USB slots on my system, 4 on the back and 2 on the front. The 2 front USB ports are not working at all and the 4 back USB ports ...
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When I leave a flash drive on my comnputer for too long, It won't show up again, What should I do?

When I leave my flash drive for too long (for example 1 hour) on my ubuntu machine, The flash drive won't show up again. This is the second time this happens. I even tried it on my Windows machine, I ...
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Slow pen drive transfer rate

I am having trouble in transfer files from my pen drive to Ubuntu (18.04),the transfer rate is very less as compared to my windows 10. I have dual Booted windows 10 and Ubuntu, in windows the transfer ...
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List all available USB-ports Linux [closed]

i'm trying to find a way to list NOT plugged devices, but all available usb ports by hardware. I'm working with RPi and it has 4 usb ports , determine by numbers: 1.1.2, 1.3, 1.1.3, 1.2. But i can ...
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Copying symlinked files to usb drive with Thunar

[I posted this to stackexchange several days ago and got no response, so I am trying here.] I have some *.ts video files recorded by MythTV (on Ubuntu with xfce desktop). There is a script called ...
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How to block USB storage's like Pen drive,external hhd and mobile storage in ubuntu

I want to block all external storage devices in my Ubuntu 16.04. I have tried the following commands, it blocks USB storage but mobile device storage are still accessible. /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist....
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Is it possible to partition an USB drive from command line without root access?

This is a follow-up question from Mounting USB mass storage devices without root access where I asked about mounting USB partitions without root access and without installing new packages in Ubuntu. ...
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Mounting USB mass storage devices without root access

I was working on a project of mine and stumbled upon the USB mass storage mounting mechanism of ubuntu which confuses me quite a lot, let me explain. I had never noticed that from a terminal in order ...
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Impossible to Install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 from a USB drive using NTFS? [duplicate]

I have a new computer with no disk drive and a Windows 10 (NTFS) partition, and I wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot configuration from a USB boot drive (exactly as I have done before for 16....
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Flash Drive corrupted after try to make a Windows Installation

I tried to make a bootable windows drive with a 16GB flash drive and an error occurred making the drive unrecognizable by the system. I've tried all ports of the pc and not worked, tried all ports in ...
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Rsync error code 23

I am trying to back up a server into a flashdrive with rsync: rsync -rv --delete /home/computername/filename /dev/disk/by-label/Flashdrivename It fails, with: sending incremental file list ...

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