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Questions tagged [usb-drive]

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

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Can't find phone usb driver to download

My phone is a jaike m10plus China phone. Driver not found. USB debugging not available. Won't turn on to enable. Please help.
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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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Lexar USB 3.0 32GB flash drive fixed with software from link I found

well was able to flash and fix my usb drive from website link below, it seems to be in Russian, somewhat it reads only 30.7GB now instead of full 32GB but maybe that's normal its been awhile since I ...
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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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Help with Usb mount please

None of my usb drives are auto mounting.Ive searched for hours. Update thank you for the chkdsk suggestions. My drives were corrupted...odd they both were after working fine last night
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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.
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The ext4 file system creation in partition of USB drive failed

I’m trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a 256GB USB flash memory drive which fails with this error: The ext4 file system creation in partition #2 of /dev/sdc failed. See updates below.
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Ubuntu 16.04: external USB DVD Drive us not recognised and can’t be mounted

I would like to mount a DVD Drive connected through a USB plug to my laptop, which is running Ubuntu 16.04. ls /dev/ yields the following results: dvd, dvdrw, cdrom, cdrw sudo mount /dev/dvd /mnt/...
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How to confirm USB Drive is formatted?

I was formatting a USB flash drive, but the Disks Utility window closed after I clicked on Format, and the drive disappeared from locations, so I can't tell if it's done or not. I did the same thing ...
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How to boot UbuntuMate from usb (micro-SD) on VirtualBox [Mac OS X]

I have flashed UbuntuMate on my micro-SD, which could be used to boot my Odroid XU4 board. It works perfectly on the Odroid Board for prototyping but Now I want to boot UbuntuMate from VritualBox on ...
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Memory stick not mounting

I formatted my memory stick in ubuntu using the disk utility. It showed a error message * that it couldn't unmount * the memory stick. Now the memory stick is neither opening nor formatting in ubuntu ...
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Recover USB Drive [duplicate]

I have an issue with my USB drive. In properties, it shows 7.4 GB of free space available. However, when I try to copy anything to this drive it shows I/O error. I have used Gparted and it does show ...
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About How to install Ubuntu on portable external Hard Drive?

Thank you @chaskes for your explanation in this question I tried to add this question as comment beneath you answer but I don't have 50 reputation They are 6 questions about your answer Will this ...
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Cloning Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu dd

Will there be any problem/caveat when I have a hda disk with Windows 8.1 system and with a bootable flash disk I enter under Ubuntu system this command: dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1M
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Fixes for USB Flash Drive not detecting

I have a new USB drive that worked once or twice when I plugged it into my computer, but now for some reason it's no longer responding at all. I'm trying to figure out if this is a hardware failure, ...
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How to get Team Fortress 2 on a flash-drive

I would like to get Team Fortress Two on my Chrome-Book, but I don't have enough space on my hard drive, so I went to Wal-mart and purchased a San-Disk flash-drive, however there seems to be some sort ...
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USB drive not showing in Gparted

I have a USB drive which is formatted for the fat 32 file system (I formatted it on a Windows computer). Now I want to perform some operations on it using gparted. However, the USB drive is not ...
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USB drive is mounted without being connected

Found an unknown 250Gb drive so I attached it via an external USB enclosure. It showed up in file manager and I was able to browse it, but other than being some kind of Linux drive I didn't recognize ...
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San-disk 64 GB flash drive not working

Whenever I try to use my San-disk flash drive, which is slightly adjustable it won't show up at all. Sometimes, a file will flash into existence called Glide. But I can't use my flash drive at all. ...
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Not recognising usb storage and phones

I've just upgraded to ubuntu 18.04, i wanted to copy some files from my pendrive but my laptop which runs on Ubuntu is not recognising the pendrive. Nothing happens when i insert the pendrive. I ...
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How to recover USB flash drive functionality after having used dd?

I have been installing Linux on my laptop via a bootable USB flash drive and I was having difficulty, so I ran the following command: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb Was this a huge mistake? Did I wipe ...
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Pendrive not detected in Ubuntu 16.04 but it's showing in disk [duplicate]

It was a bootable pendrive and I formatted it on my pc after which it isn't showing.