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Chip Genius for Ubuntu

Do we have something like Chip Genius software to reset the USB drive? I have few USB sticks which are having some read only error. I tried fixing it with Gparted, Disks utility and a few other tools ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Raspberry Pi 4 B USB Boot Implementation

this is basically a repeat of this question from a month ago with more detail On 15 June 2020 Raspberry Pi promoted the USB Mass Storage Boot functionality for Raspberry Pi 4s to "stable". ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 18.04 64-bit image automatic USB disk resizing

I have four Raspberry Pi 4s with attached USB 3 disks that I am running as a docker cluster. The disks are automatically detected on boot and mounted as the root volume. However, I would like ...
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No preview on USB connected camera

I have no preview / thumbnails when I connect my camera. Show thumbnails is set to all devices and less than 10 MB. Works on network drives and UBS memory sticks, but not for the camera. It works ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 updated bootloader

A new beta boot loader (will be out of the beta pretty soon) has been released for the raspberry pi 4 which supports USB boot natively, without the need of an SD card. Are there any plans for ...
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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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Even if I blocked usb-storage in Ubuntu PC , Smart phones are listening the USB- Storage

I have assign a task to disable USB-storage in some Ubuntu 18.04 PCs , the purpose of that task is restricting USB-storage to the users and prevent data leakage and in that category I disabled and ...
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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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How can I disable / enable USB mass storage in Ubuntu 18.04 pc

First of all I know something this would categorized as similar question but actually I didn't satisfied with those answers , that's why I'm looking for best solution and I just went through several ...
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18.04: cp only copies first 263 MB of files to USB

I noticed that my computer (GNOME desktop environment) somehow cannot handle copying files larger than 275775488 B (263 MB) to my USB stick. I tried copying the files several times and the files ...
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Disk image in read-only with persistent storage image

so i already know how to create and mount disk images but here is the example idea of what im looking for create a image (ext4) as DiskA.img, mount it, fill it with data, remount read-only i would ...
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USB 3.0 hard drive not recognised

Drive not recognised, it seems, by either USB 3.0 port or USB 2.0 port. Windows recognised it. I transferred files. After connecting the drive to the USB 3.0 of a machine running Ubuntu 18.04, (and ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive not being detected

I've looked around at numerous other questions about this topic, but none of them seems to help for me. I have just bought a new 64Gb SanDisk USB 3.0 flash drive. The device works perfectly on ...
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Error formatting external disk after accidently plugged out cable

I started to format (with gnome-disk) a 1TB external disk (HDD, StoreJet Transcend serial number 8680481623) and in the middle I accidently plugged out the cable. Now, every time I try to format it ...
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fsck.vfat never actually repairs anything

I have a slightly messed-up 64GB USB drive formatted with FAT32, and would like to fix it on Ubuntu 18.04. First attempt: $ sudo fsck.vfat /dev/sdc1 fsck.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24) FATs differ but ...
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How to configure what starts when inserting a medium in Lubuntu / LXQt?

How can I configure what is executed under LXQt for a newly inserted medium? I would like the pcmanfm-qt file manager of LXQt to start in every case. Because the current behavior is useless and ...
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Mounting USB HDD on (Sagemcom 5566 Router/Bell Hub 3000) Ububtu 16.04

I can't auto mount the Router USB HDD on New supplied Fibre Router. Nautilas smb://192.168.1.1 does work manually and Ctrl-L shows it as smb://192.168.1.1/iomega%20hdd/ and all access is available ...
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Is there a way to disable all connecting storage devices via usb in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am currently trying to secure a desktop and was able to disable almost all of the connecting usb flashdrive by disabling usb ports in bios and by: sudo -s enter password chmod 000 /media/ But Ive ...
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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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Fresh Install Ubuntu 18.04. USB Storage Devices are not recognized

Recently installed 18.04 on a fresh hard drive. Everything seems to work, including usb keyboard/mouse, but not usb storage devices. The usb storage devices (I've tried three different ones) all work ...
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How can I accurately see how long it takes to write a file to an external medium?

I have been trying to benchmark how long it takes to read from and write to the entire available space in the FAT filesystem on a 3.5" floppy disk. Reading wasn't much of an issue. As long as the file ...
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MiniDLNA doesn't see anything on external USB HDD

I am having issues with miniDLNA parcing my videos from the source external harddrive. Before we begin let me preface this letting you know if I copy a .mp4 to the internal hard drive, reconfigure ...
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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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USB C keeps disconnecting

I'm using an Acer E 15 laptop with Ubuntu 18. I get my self Roline USB3.1 Hub 4-port what connect to USB Type C. When I plug USB in any of that 4 ports I got disconnecting in short random time. Like ...
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How to get access to USB-storage from the application installed as Snap?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed. I inserted USB-flash to my laptop. It was automounted to /media/username/DISKLABEL and opened in Nautilus. I can read and write objects to it. How can I access it ...
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Why can it be harmful to use the same usb stick on both Ubuntu and Windows? [closed]

I keep a back-up of all my documents and images on an USB stick. Mostly, I use my Ubuntu PC, but occasionally, I use my Windows 8.1 PC. As a result, I save my files to an USB stick. For example, I ...
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using Ubuntu in low end PC with no usb boot option [duplicate]

I have a low end PC with 1.5 GB ram and 40 GB hard disc. boot through usb is not working. I need to know how to use Ubuntu alongside windows without consuming much hard disc space
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Full Linux installation on USB with Windows Storage

I hope i'm not making a duplicate question as you can never really tell no matter how hard you search, which is something that i did. Anyhow, to be fully straightforward, i would like to install a ...
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ubuntu 17.04 freezes after safe removing usb flash or hdd

My laptop (dell studio xps 1640) is running a kubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10.0-42-generic. Most of the times when i connect a USB or HDD device, after safe removing the device when i physically remove ...
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impossible to write or acces to a usb key

First sorry for my bad english. I ve recently bought a usb key, and manage for some days to use it. But recently it doesn't work anymore. I cant even acces to. There is noting important inside, and i ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 installed on USB stick dont't boot after power loss

Several times i have installed xubuntu 16.04 on 2 adata s102 32GB usb sticks. OS boots every time i use restart command or shutdown command and then power on button. After i turn off power supply (...
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16.04 keeps waking up unmounted USB drives

I don't know if anybody else has experienced this, but i did on two systems on which i installed 16.04. Essentially, if i plug a USB drive, unmount it (eject it in Nautilus), and put it to sleep (...
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USB FAT32 Memory Stick was just wiped clean. Permissions denied just prior

I was just scanning some images with Xsane and saving them to a USB Memory Stick. I had spent much of today doing this. I had about 200 images on this 32 GB memory stick. Suddenly I got the message ...
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unable to access/mount/format usb drive

I have an usb drive that does not appear anywhere. (I also tried on windows7) only in Disks it appear but I'm unable to do anything, even formatted it... Is there anything I can do ? EDIT : even ...
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Bug found while copying file from usb to hdd

1) It is estimating wrong size to copy. I selected 171.8MB file. It shows 20.8MB to copy 2) Speed starts at 1 mbps. it is ok, but dips till 120 kbps. I am using USB 3 pendrive. This is too low speed ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16 on USB

I was following a tutorial on installing Ubuntu on a usb but encountered a problem. It said to find the usb stick labelled as /dev/sdb but there is none. It is all /dev/sda The usb stick is a 16gb ...
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Removing write protection from usb

The PCs in my college use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I tried plugging in my usb recently, but it wouldn't detect. So, I checked out the blacklist.conf file, and saw that usb_storage was blacklisted. I deleted ...
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USB 3.0 stick inhibits USB mouse

I have a keyboard/mouse Logitech Wireless Desktop MK270 that works very well. I recently bought this USB stick. When I plug it in, the mouse is inhibited: the cursor disappears completely. When I ...
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USB sticks are Read-Only in new installed Ubuntu 16.04!

I have a DELL Vostro 1015 laptop and just installed Ubuntu 16.04 upon. But I cant copy anything into USB flash memories! The "paste" option and "new folder" option don't work on USB flash memory! I ...
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Harddrive on USB-to-SATA adapter not showing full size

I've bought a new 4TB hard drive, a Western Digital WD40PURX, to replace an existing 1TB drive, and because I don't have a free internal SATA port - I've used a USB-to-SATA adapter I had lying around ...
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How to remove read only from usb stick?

I have a usb stick that is read only. I want to completely erase it, so I could write on it again. I had tried to remove the write protection - but nothing worked (chmod, dd, dosfsck, gparted, hdparm,...
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USB not recognized on windws after file transfer on ubuntu

Anytime I use ANY USB storage device on my Ubuntu machine, it's somehow corrupted on my Windows machine. Filesystems Effected: NTFS, FAT32 Ubuntu Version: 16.04 Windows Version: 8.1 Pro Steps to ...
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16.04: USB formatting interrupted - not seen in diskmgmt or lsblk

Previously working device in freshly-made VMware VM of 16.04 x64 on Win 8.1 x64 guest. While following the top answer in this thread, I was interrupted before I got a chance to write the changes ...
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How does Launcher get to choose which icon to display for different storage devices?

I have different drives; SSD, HDD, USB, eBook readers, and phones, usually show up with particular icon identifying the type of device. I would like to understand how does Launcher or Nautilus get to ...
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How to block all USB storage devices in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I need to block all USB storage devices (pendrives & mobile devices) but I need to access USB keyboard and USB mouse. I have already tried by editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by adding ...
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Best setup for Ubuntu running on USB3 thumb drive

First of all, my apologies for my complete lack of ignorance of all things Linux. The last time I had a linux box I used with any regularity, President Clinton was still in office. I am running ...
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Sudo Gnome Disk break shutdown and usb mount

I have been reinstalling my system about 7 times. And I think it's time to ask. Everything in my ubuntu was working fine until I disable the automount in gnome-disk (with su permission). Then I ...
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Can't connect 3.5 inch HDD with external USB 2.0 to SATA enclosure

So I got a cheap external HDD enclosure keep my 2 TB Seagate desktop HDD in. When I connect it to my PC the drive spins up but it's not being detected. lsblk does not even show the device. This is ...
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How can I find out the EXACT storage space of my USB drive?

I'm planning to burn a Windows 8 image on my USB. Win is 3,9 GB, and so is my USB, according to Files > USB > Properties, but how can I tell the exact storage size of my USB, in case Windows is few MB ...
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install Ubuntu to usb [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot from it without installing it to the inbuilt hard drive? I have installed it on the hard drive before but now I want to install it to usb......