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How to Create a Full Install of Ubuntu 24.04 to USB Device Step by Step

Creating a Full Install of Ubuntu 24.04 to USB that works in both BIOS and UEFI Following is based on using a 64GB Target drive, you may adjust partition sizes for a larger drive. The following looks ...
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USB disk converted to iso9660 and unreadable by Gparted

It's kinda insane to think this could've happened. I highly suspect this could be due to a detection bug in a library shared between Gparted and lsblk, since both seem to agree on the disk's format. ...
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"Wrong FS type" when inserting external storage

Use lsblk to list your available disks Then, type sudo mkdir /media/directory/to/make Lastly, sudo mount /external/drive/location/name /media/directory Here's how mine looks: lsblk lists dev/sdb1 as ...
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How to change file system of a usb drive without formatting?

If you are unable to save a large file on a usb drive that has enough space, likely it is formated as a vfat filesystem. A better format that doesn't have this issue is exfat. The ntfs format is ...
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How to Create a Full Install of Ubuntu 22.04 to USB Device Step by Step

Creating a Full Install of Ubuntu 24.04 to USB that works in both BIOS and UEFI Procedure updated to Ubuntu 24.04 Following is based on using a 64GB Target drive, you may adjust partition sizes for a ...
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chmod has no effect on files on flash drive

When working with external drives that are NOT formatted for Linux (FAT32, NTFS, etc.), you cannot use chmod to affect permissions on those drives. chmod only supports UNIX-permissions-supported disk ...
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How to get the path for a new USB drive

Try the following: Step 1: Unmount from ssk2TB Unmount the external drive from the mount point you have created: /mnt/ssk2TB. Open a terminal and type: sudo unmount /mnt/ssk2TB If the partition was ...
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USB disk converted to iso9660 and unreadable by Gparted

If an ISO file was written to the drive at some point in time, and then later a partition table was written, then the problem might simply be that there are some residual ISO signature bytes that were ...
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Usb drive has showed a lot of partition in lsblk, but none partition really exist

you formatted your partition table fully into ext4, this should not be done it into table area. do cfdisk /dev/sda , when you entered pseudo graphical UI, you would format its table type, you can use ...
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Using "eject -s /dev/sdx" appears to send more then only the SCSI eject command over USB/MSC connection

eject sends 'ALLOW MEDIUM REMOVAL' and then 'START STOP' SCSI commands to eject the device. I've looked over the eject's source code. What happens during 'eject -s' is the invocation of eject_scsi ...
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LUKS encrypted USB: "Operation cancelled" error on correct passphrase

As the comments revealed, I had forgotten to format the encrypted storage with an actual file system. I assumed that luksFormat would format the drive with a file system, or otherwise assumed I'd ...
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encfs decrypting usb folder needs root permissions

A new kernel driver for Microsoft NTFS filesystem has been introduced in Ubuntu with 6.2 kernel. It has a different magic than must be whitelisted for fuse to allow mounting filesystems on it. I have ...
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