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How can I view unformatted drives in Ubuntu?

Sorry if this question is a bit novice but I am still learning about linux based systems. Thanks in advance! So I have a computer I am doing some experimenting with. So to start, I Set up a USB stick ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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USB hub advertised as 2.0 actually works as 1.1

I bought this USB hub http://www.ebay.com/itm/281298880612 which is supposed to be a USB 2.0 hub. When I plug a pendrive in to the hub, Windows gives the message "This device can perform faster if you ...
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file is too large to copy on 8 giga USB Mass Storage Device

I am trying to copy a boot win 8 iso file (4.50 giga) on my USB Mass Storage Device with 8 giga free space and it says the file is too large? so is it possible?
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USB keyboard switches off in game

Out side of games the keyboard works fine and does not turn off. When I enter a game for example "counter strike : GO" after a few minutes it turns off. I have tried re-installing the USB root hub. I ...
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Could BT mouses work without USB adapter that is included with them, if the PC already has BT built-in?

I have a tablet with single USB port and I don't want to carry a USB hub with me, so, I need a mouse that will work without using my single USB port. My tablet has Bluetooth 4.0 built-in. Ok, I found ...
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make a usb 3.0 type B out of two micro usb cables?

I am in a place where I desperately need a USB 3.0 Micro B cable and can't get one. Is it possible to use two Micro USB cables to establish a USB 3.0 B connection? The idea is to use one regular ...
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USB stick boot up won't work. Again [on hold]

I am planning to wipe my laptop and I am using a Ubuntu Live USB. However, my USB won't show in my boot list. Not even in BIOS setup. I need a way to fix it. Should I continue this way or use a ...
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Automatically create and remove desktop shortcut to USB device? [duplicate]

Is any possible to have: When I plug in a USB drive, a shortcut to it is created on the desktop automatically? When I unplug in a USB drive, the shortcut to it is removed from the desktop ...
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Macbook Pro can't detect bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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Install zeroshell from usb error “Waiting for root device /dev/sr0”

I'm using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 to burn Zeroshell to an usb disk and boot from this usb, And i see this error when boot from this usb Here is the screen boot: ...
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Win7 Audio - Default Device and Default Communications Device not working together

What do you do when these two devices interrupt each other in such a way, that you for example can't initiate or take a skype call with the default communications device while listening to music or ...
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Will connecting USB controllers to a hub with extension cables cause interference, signal loss or even input lag?

I'd like to connect 3 devices to a USB hub. The USB hub is then connected to my PC with an extension cable. Each device would need an extension cable of approx. 1m, which is then connected to the ...
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USB Drive not showing files

I have 64GB SanDisk pen drive now days its not showing files and folders inside my pen drive but when checking the used space and unused space is showing correctly How to fix this issue ?
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How to get my USB 3 hard drive working with a USB 2 device

I recently bought a 2TB USB 3.0 hard drive to keep my family videos and photos. I want to use it with my Sumvision Micro Cyclone Micro 2 media player. The player works perfectly with an older hard ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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Remove GPT filesystem on USB

I have an old 8GB USB stick with a GPT filesystem hanging around. I'd like to move it to a more familiar fs, as NTFS or FAT32, but the usual mkfs doesn't seem to work since there is no /dev/sdb1 (as ...
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Windows 8 pro: backup to pendrive connected to router usb

I have a Windows 8 pro pc, I'd like to connect a pendrive to my router (it supports this, the pen is seen as a network share) and use it to backup my pc with the standard MS backup tool. Will it ...
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Back up a bootable USB drive to an image file

I've used the "Recovery Disk" function in Windows 8.1 to create a bootable USB drive with the factory defaults for a laptop. Now I plan to wipe the laptop and install Ubuntu on it. I'm not ...
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USB 3 issue with asus t200 transformer (windows 8.1)

I hope someone can help. I have a new asus t200, which has one usb 2 and one usb 3 port. I have tried three different usb 3 external drives - and the computer doesn't recognise them - though they ...
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Can a USB power surge cause on one port cause damage to another device?

I recently discovered that an external hard drive is giving a "device not recognized" error. It has been plugged in and in use for several years. A couple days before realizing that the hard drive ...
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How to “install” Fedora / Opensuse on USB Drive

I want to install dedicated(no live CD) Fedora / Opensuse on USB key. I have a sony micro vault click(32 GB) usb drive. The previous answer is not working fine for me (trouble installing Fedora 21 on ...
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DirectInput device shows attached when not connected

I seem to be having some problems with USB devices and DirectInput. I had a USB game controller (Razer Sabertooth Elite) which broke and I no longer use, but the DirectInput entry for it in dxdiag ...
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what concerns should I have in purchasing a wireless adapter for my old pc?

I am running windows XP Pro on an old desktop and would like to purchase a wireless usb adapter. I am not tech savvy, so I have concerns about making the correct purchase for my needs. I have a ...
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/dev/ttyACM0 on Windows?

I've got a device (a Ninja Sphere, if you're curious) that does serial over mini-USB. On my Ubuntu laptop, it shows up as /dev/ttyACM0 and when I screen into it, I can log in (it's basically Linux on ...
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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive? (or reset BIOS password for a Gateway ne56r41u)

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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How to keep harddrive spinning / prevent spindown?

I'm using Windows 8.1 with an external hard drive. My external seems to go to sleep very quickly, like in a single minute. I constantly wait 2-3 seconds when accessing files on my external harddrive ...
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How to make a bootable usb stick and cd disk? [duplicate]

so the operating system does not work on one of my laptops due to some reason. However I decided that I want to put the operating system on again. I have a USB drive and 8gigabyte CD disks and would ...
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Can I tell what udev rule a device is using?

I'd like to edit the way a device is created on my Ubuntu 14.10 box. Device: USB UART File: /dev/ttyUSB0 Is there any way to find out what udev rule created this? Or do I just write a new one ...
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How to connect iPod from Ubuntu host to Windows 7 guest?

I am running a vmware workstation 10.0.4 build-2249910 Windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host (kernel 3.13.0-43-generic). I know that in the past I have successfully connected my iPod to the guest, ...
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Windows Server 2012 - USB Not working

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 on a HP Elite Desk workstation (as a development machine). I am not able to get the USB port to work correctly. My keyboard and mouse work, but a USB Thumbdrive ...
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How to completely disable USB storage devices on Win 8.1?

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to completely disable any USB storage device on a selected Win 8.1 machine (I don't aim to use a GPO). I would like to disable it in such a way that users ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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Multi-OS bootable USB for Mac and Windows?

At the moment I have two usb's with different linuxes on them , Kali and Ubuntu. I recently found out that both were taking up little space, which means I could use one usb instyead of two, with extra ...
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Turn Apple Wireless Keyboard into a regular USB keyboard? (so it works in BIOS, etc.)

I have a PC and I would like to use the Apple Wireless Keyboard with it. As you likely know, this is a Bluetooth keyboard. The obvious solution that doesn't work is to simply use a Bluetooth adapter. ...
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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Copy files from GoPro over USB on Linux

I'm having a problem to copy files from GoPro over standard USB connection. I can copy tons of photos without any problem, but the connections break when I copy large (800Mb+) video files. In my ...
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Opened up a USB stick and it looks a bit odd

We opened up the case of a USB stick (that didn't work before we opened it) and it looks like this: Has the memory been taken out of it or do some USB sticks actually look like this? Note that it ...
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How to write DVD from bootable pen drive

I have a bootable USB pen drive which has bootable Ubuntu. Now I want to write to a DVD from the pen drive. How can I do this? Please explain it, so that I can save the software for future.
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Drive unable to initialise,“Device Not Ready” when attempting to connecting hard drive to windows 7

I have an old Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 hard drive that I am attempting to connect to a Windows 7 machine by using a USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter.(it was previously connected to an internal IDE ...
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External keyboard not recognized

I plugged my external USB keyboard into my new computer. I watched the driver installation and it supposedly installed the driver, but the Keyboard does not work even after several reboots on my new ...
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Roccat Kone XTD mouse may spontaneously disconnect when devices attached to the computer are manipulated

For some odd reason, my Roccat Kone XTD gaming mouse likes to disconnect by itself when I plug in, disconnect, or otherwise manipulate other devices that are attached to my computer. That includes ...
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Cant access to BIOS if FAT32 USB-drive connected

I have a weird problem with my ASUS N56VJ laptop. I wanted to try some live linux-distros from USB, but noticed that If my USB-drive is formatted to FAT32, I cant access to BIOS. The F12 button does ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a new Lenovo Ideapad g50-70

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my new Lenovo Ideapad, but I can't boot from CD or USB. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in BIOS, boot mode: legacy (not UEFI). I created a USB ...
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How to do an One time install of an OS in Virtual box Using a USB

I have a USB stick with Kali Linux in it. I want to use it in VirtualBox. I am able to boot from the USB stick in a normal session but not from within VirtualBox. I need to install Kali once from ...
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How to write a systemd service that depends on a device being present?

I would like to write a systemd service that depends on USB WiFi dongle being present. It doesn't need to start when device is plugged in as long as it doesn't start when device is not plugged in. How ...
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Fastest Transfer from CFast 2.0 Card to Hard Drive

I'm thinking of buying a camera that uses Cfast 2.0 card. Filming in RAW format gives you just 6 minutes of filming time per card. These cards are ultra expensive so I need to figure out how to ...
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boot windows 7 from internal ssd connected via usb [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD with a dual boot arch linux/Windows 7 grub. I bought a usb to sata adapter and plugged the usb to a toshiba laptop - the system starts to boot normally from the USB device, up ...