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How to format usb flash drive in ubuntu [duplicate]

How to format usb drive in ubuntu thats it
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Why is my USB stick owned by user 99?

This is a follow-on/spin-off of this question. Whenever I connect a USB mass storage device to my Thunderbolt laptop dock, it's in some kind of read-only mode. The output of ll for my USB flash drive ...
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Ubuntu & VirtualBox - cannot see the USB Drives Windows 10

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with VirtualBox 6.1.22, I can see USB Devices in the Ubuntu file manager, but I cannot see the device in the Windows 10 Virtual OS. I have tried the USB Device settings ...
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USB drive only detected in sudo lshw command

this only happens with one usbstick, didn't used to happen earlier. tried few commands of lsblk, the usb drive goes undetected In Disks it shows the drive but isnt able to perform any operation ...
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Syntax help in fstab needed

I just added a external ssd-drive (USB) to my VM (Ubuntu 20.04). Im trying to set it up as a XFS repository, and got the creation of A XFS partition (sdb1) in /sdb working. But i cant figure out how ...
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Drives partitioned via server USB caddy not recognized by workstation eSATA (GPT PMBR size mismatch)

We use a USB 3.0 drive caddy (Sabrent EC-DFFN) connected to our Ubuntu 20.04 server for backups. And we are using several make/model 6TB spin drives in daily rotation (one drive per day). Each drive ...
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Ubuntu + Multi User + USB stick. Impossible combination?

I have a system with UserA. I created a new user, UserB, it was super simple, just followed the steps in the settings through the GUI. But a problem arise when UserB tries to use external HDD, a USB ...
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Black screen with blinking underscore when booting Lubuntu 20.10 from USB

I have installed Lubuntu 20.10 on a USB flash drive (not on hard drive) and I am getting a blank cursor on boot. I do not see any login screen, and any of the answers provided on this forum are not ...
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after installing ubuntu on a pendrive cant boot from it

I installed ubuntu on my 32gb pendrive using a vm , now when i go to f12 menu ubuntu dosnt show up only windows boot manger shows up.
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USB port not detected 20.04

USB port stooped recognizing devices: sudo dmidecode -t 2 dmidecode 3.2 Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs. SMBIOS 2.7 present. Handle 0x000F, DMI type 2, 15 bytes Base Board Information Manufacturer:...
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(Question) Bootable Ubuntu flash-drive with programs

As part of my job, I install between 2 to 7 Ubuntu machines per day. (18/20 & Desktop/Server) After installing the OS, I need to install a few things like VLC, Net-Tools, and openssh-server. Is ...
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USB drive does not mount anymore - “Error unlocking…File exists”

I just touched the plug of sn USB drive accidentally ... so, it was more or less removed without unmounting. After trying to connect again, 2 of 3 partitions are working but one opens a dialogue box: “...
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Raspberry Pi 4 slow USB write speed

I have a Pi 4 running Ubuntu 20.04 64 bit Have a USB 3.0 external HDD through a powered USB hub that gets 250MB/s write speed on my MacBook On the Pi if I try to transfer one file it transfer at 50MB/...
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Using live ubuntu environment USB for storage

I created a bootable usb with a 32GB USB 2.0 flash drive. My question is, can I still use it for storing my files? If yes, how?
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file manager cannot mount btrfs usb disk

I have a btrfs usb disk. When I click on the partition, it cannot be mount and an error pops up: no object for d-bus interface But I can use udisksctl mount -b <dev> to mount it. I then click it ...
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Impossible to format usb drive Ubuntu 20.04

I try to format an old usb drive that I didn't use for a long time, but I am not able to do it , either using disk or using gparted. This is the output of lsusb: Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 ...
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How to access a USB Drive with the warning Operation Already Pending

I have tried all sorts of things on this forum and I still cant get my plugin hard drive to work. Ages ago I setup automated backups to this drive, and since there was a powercut i havent been able to ...
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USB read / write speed collapsed

On my Ubuntu 20.04 I had some very good read and write performance when I bought my USB key. I could read at 500 Mb /sec and write at 60Mb /sec. It's this USB key: https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/...
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How to reset or reinitialize USB bus?

I hope there are folks here who can guide me to resolve this...please ?? Foundation: This is asking about (hopefully ??) comprehending & fixing the USB2 access on a box with a Biostar TA970 MB &...
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Make USB Pendrive/storage device write protected

I would like to enable the write protection to all pendrives connceted to my ubuntu 18.04 laptop.I tired 1.https://askubuntu.com/questions/442682/control-loading-of-kernel-module-automatically 2.https:...
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How to choose file system on pendrive only for linux read write only

What I need is to create pendrive that could be only used in linux os. What file system can be picked to be able to use it on any computer with linux? I noticed ext4 is not good choice for file system ...
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USB drives don't show in Files

Sometimes I can't see USB drives in Files although they appear when doing sudo fdisk -l. In Files a little flash manifests itself in the window when unplugging the USB drive. But plugging/unplugging ...
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how to install programs to external harddrive

i was wondering if it was possible to install apps/programs from the app store or a deb file into an external hard drive to be able to launch it on any other distro/Ubuntu device i go on, for some ...
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When installing Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop from a USB flash drive, how do I disable `iio-sensor-proxy`?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop on a computer using a USB flash drive (which I made with the official ISO file). However, for some reason, the screen orientation is always wrong after the ...
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USB safely remove

A few days ago I removed a USB stick before clicking on Safely remove and since then the USB stick is not recognizable to Ubuntu also on Windows xp or Android on mobile phone. I have tried to reboot ...
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No permission to access to any usb drive

On Ubuntu 20.04 recently cloned from a USB drive to my internal SSD, I can't access to any USB drive. It gives me for every USB sticks I plug into my computer. I verified that I had access to them ...
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Why does already installed ubuntu needs reinstall?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my laptop. At first everything is going great, but after restart when installation is done, it's telling me that there is no bootable device and if I stick flash drive ...
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I installed Ubuntu on an USB flash drive but it resets after every reboot [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on an USB flash drive to get some experience with it and also have a portable OS with my personal files. I used this Tutorial but when I reboot the system it resets back to ...
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Cloning Ubuntu from a usb key to a partition of internal SSD

I have Ubuntu installed on a usb drive for a while now. I could not installed it along side Windows because my SSD was in RAID mode and not AHCI, so Ubuntu was not able to detect it. But recently I ...
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Noacl mount option has no effect. Trying to let all users write to ext4 on USB drive by default

When I click on a USB drive filesystem in Files to mount it, this mounts it to /media/$USER/label. This lets my user read/write to the drive if it's NTFS or FAT32, but fails to let my user read/write ...
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All USB ports stop working after random amount of time

I am having a problem with my USB ports on a Lenovo E15 gen2. They work fine all the time on windows. When using ubuntu (20.04.2 LTS), they randomly stop working after 15-120min of the machine being ...
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How do I check the file format of an usb stick?

How can I check with what file-format an usb-stick was formatted? (... in order to correctly mount it with mount -t <fileformat> /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint) Thanks vonSpotz
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how do I configure ubuntu to download to a usb drive

I'm still a noob so please excuse the simple question. I got ubuntu 20.04 installed on a Raspberry Pi 4. The OS is installed on a 16G SD card. That don't give me any space for downloads. I have a 2T ...
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flash drive is not visible for mount and fdisk

I was installing ubuntu studio on asus laptop and something went wrong during installation. I mean I corrupted my installation medium (silicon power flash drive, 16gb) somehow. then I used lsblk and ...
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Read-only and DISK /dev/sdc and initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed

After I installed ubuntu on my usb hard drive, I am able to boot it. However, it keeps showing initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed Getting the message "[ 0.283078] Initramfs unpacking ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with XPS13 9360 : ports USB non working / USB-C working

I have just installed Ubuntu Studio on my Dell XPS13 9360 with the SSD disk crypted and it seems that the 2 USB ports are not working. My different external drives are visible when I plugged them in ...
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Install Ubuntu from USB Stick to USB Stick and use it as “external drive” to boot and use from

I would like to understand if it is possible to install Ubuntu from an USB Stick on another USB Stick (256 GB) and use this USB stick to boot from and use Ubuntu like it is installed on my notebook ...
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how to create a bootable linux pendrive from dvd [closed]

I have a typical problem. I have a RHELinux 5.9 DVD. I want to create a bootable PENDRIVE from this DVD. The problem is my desktop doesnt have DVD drive. I have copied the RHEL5.9 DVD files into a ...
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My USB flash drive suddenly get write protected, now I can't format this. how can I do this in Ubuntu?

I have tried GParted in Ubuntu & dosfstools also but it didn't work. Also tried 'ease us' in Windows. please help me to find a solution using the Ubuntu terminal
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Ubuntu 20.04 - newest kernel fails to mount USB stick

I'm trying to insert an USB stick (which is also a GSM modem). The stick filesystem is ISO 9660. With 5.4.0-42 the USB mounts correctly (excerpt): [ +0.819423] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 does not boot without flash drive

I saw in a previous guide that this problem maybe is because grub installed at the flash drive! I follow the steps of this guide and i run this command: sudo grub-install /dev/sdX Where sdX is the ...
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USB stick detected, but can't mount from fdisk, and doesn't show as sdb or sdX in terminal

I was using a 32GB usb memory to transfer files from an old laptop with windows xp to a more current pc with ubuntu 18.04 and while moving the files from the laptop to the usb stick I left the process ...
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What prefix to use for command level booting of Ubuntu 20 from a bootable USB?

My Acer Aspire One which worked fine and could dual boot to either Ubuntu 18 or Windows 8, has now crashed. From the command line that now appears, I can use a series of commands to get to the Ubuntu ...
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How to format my usb stick when it doesn't allow me to format?

Cant use my usb stick I tried using nautilus formatting the usb, I get: "Error formatting volume" I tried using fdisk and even the dd command but nothing works. If I put the usb in my laptop ...
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How to Duplicate a Ubuntu System for Distribution?

I have installed Ubuntu on a 32GB USB and set it up like I want, Installing some programs and removing others. I have added custom wallpaper and splash screen. How can I duplicate my modified OS and ...
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Prevent user from mounting USB Key

How to prevent users from mounting a USB Key which is mounted automatically on boot with with line on /etc/fstab: /dev/disk/by-uuid/64A5-F009 /media/usb-Samsung auto uid=1000,nodev,umask=000,nofail 0 ...
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USB 3.0 port randomly refuses to detect devices

This is a bit of a strange issue that has baffled me. I own a Dell Inspiron laptop with USB 2 ports and one USB 3.0 port(the blue one). The problem is that the USB 3.0 port does not reliably detect ...
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Full OS setup in USB pen drive connected to a monitor with USB port

Are there USB drive devices where I can plug it into a monitor with USB port and boot a Ubuntu OS ? I am asking after coming across this. I'm not looking for a live Ubuntu OS as the data doesn't get ...
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How to write to the attached USB drive from Ubuntu 16.04 in virtual machine

I am wondering how we can detect the USB flash drive in Ubuntu 16.04 which is installed in virtual machibe in Windows 10. Can we directly write data from Ubuntu to USB flash drive ?
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VMPlayer keeps connecting and connecting USB pendrive, no content visible

I run MS-Windows 10 inside VMWare Player. When I connect an USB drive it connects first to Ubuntu and is fully visible and operational. I want than to connect it to VMWare VM by right-clicking the ...

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