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My USB pendrive always goes read-only, what can I do?

I have a transcend 16 Gb usb pendrive. I save my daily works to it. I wrote a bash script to copy the contents of my working directories to the pendrive. The bash script contains only "cp" and "mkdir" ...
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1answer
69 views

Sandisk USB drive is read only

For some reason, I have recently been having problems where my SanDisk 32GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive will mount as read-only. It was occasional at first, but now it is full blown and will not allow any ...
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1answer
49 views

Is it possible to create bootable linux on USB drive using windows command line?

we can create bootable windows 7 on usb drive(here) using windows command line, is it possible to create bootable linux using windows command line? ( i.e. not using any software) I've entered the ...
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0answers
41 views

Verfity the Writing of an ISO Image Written with dd?

This question is similar to How can I verify the read/write integrity of a compact flash device?. However, I've want to write an ISO image and then verify the ISO that's been written (and not verify ...
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0answers
96 views

Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
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0answers
160 views

USB flash memory is not mounted after is connected?

I have a Trancsend Jetflash TS2GJF210 USB drive. When I connect it to my old laptop (Dell Latitude D630) it is not mounted. dmesg shows following messages: [108884.154796] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB ...
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8answers
8k views

What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?

Suppose someone wants me to copy some files to their USB stick. I'm running fully-patched Windows 7 x64 with AutoRun disabled (via Group Policy). I insert the USB drive, open it in Windows Explorer ...
2
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2answers
94 views

diskpart multiple primary partition keys

I am trying to set up partitions on my USB drive, 1x as a boot partition, 1x as operating system data, 1x as shared with windows files. I am trying to assign the shared with windows partiton a drive ...
1
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2answers
662 views

Cannot mount a USB pendrive

I have no problem to mount the USB pendrive from file browsers (Nemo, Nautilus, Dolphin, etc). But I have a pendrive, which cannot be mounted from the file browser. The error message is: Not ...
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2answers
42 views

Active, wifi enabled USB key [closed]

I'm looking for a system-on-chip which: looks like a USB key it is powered through USB it supports vanilla Linux it has wifi connectivity Is it there such a thing?
0
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1answer
522 views

How do I make a USB flash drive writable on Linux?

I want to reformat a SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drive but it appears read-only: $ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdg dd: failed to open ‘/dev/sdg’: Read-only file system I checked the readonly ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Why does USB pen partition not show up in /dev/

This is a question to end my wondering, more than a problem. I am playing around with some USB memory sticks on Linux. When inserted they are automatically mounted, and I can access the files. Two ...
0
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1answer
144 views

How do I get a Slax module game to run?

I am new to Linux. I have purchased a USB stick with Slax on it. I downloaded some modules and placed them in the modules folder. Can someone tell me how to run the modules, what commands do you use ...
1
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1answer
4k views

How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?

I want to format a memory stick for moving data between Windows 7 and a non-networked Ubuntu server (Precise). I'm not sure that either of the two ways I've tried are correct, even though I can read ...
2
votes
1answer
224 views

White list for USB flash using udev

I want to create something like "white list" for USB flash drives. I mean "deny everything that is not allowed". I know that I should use udev rules: Add to /etc/udev/rules.d/ a rule to deny every ...
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2answers
98 views

Why a pendrive isn't visible in BIOS after setting a boot flag to one of its partitions?

I have a pendrive with 3 partitions, and it works well but there's one thing that causes troubles. I'm using this pendrive for booting live debian system, but to do this I have to set a boot flag to ...
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1answer
1k views

How to force a USB disk to format?

I can't seem to get my USB drive to format anymore or be recognized by the file system (including gparted). How do I just wipe the whole thing and start over!? dmesg [ 5036.408102] usb 2-3: new ...
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0answers
1k views

USB flash drive is not detected in Ubuntu 12.04

I have 15GB Kingston flash drive. It is not detected in Ubuntu 12.04 and remains hung up in Windows too. sudo fdisk -l output: WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Why is USB stick discouraged as boot medium for openmediavault

I have read at http://wiki.openmediavault.org/index.php?title=Installation that USB sticks are not recommended as boot devices. I thought that such a systems are optimized to limit system disk ...
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2answers
98 views

Can a windows virus downloaded in linux be transferred to windows? [duplicate]

I know that linux is mostly safe from viruses, however: if you do download a windows virus (i.e., through a drive-by download), will it just sit there on your computer, and take up space? Is it unable ...
1
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5answers
9k views

How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
4
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5answers
1k views

How do I reset a bootable USB so that it no longer is bootable?

I made a bootable USB stick (Fedora) to install on a system. I'd like to reuse the stick, so I want to remove all traces of the functioning system; in particular I'm not sure how to reset the MBR ...
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votes
2answers
4k views

Copying USB files to local Linux folder

How do I copy files from a USB flash drive in Ubuntu Linux from command line? When I copy these files from USB to a local folder I get "permissions denied" using the GUI. On the command line I can ...
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votes
0answers
100 views

Maximum size of USB Mass Storage Device Supported by Linux Kernel

I have been using one arm based system, and ported linux on that board. The kernel detects a 8GB Flash Drive, but it does not detect 16 GB pen drive. Can anyone tell me what is wrong? Which is the ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Create a Linux (Knoppix) bootable USB (with multiple partitions) with Linux or Mac OS X

I want to create a Knoppix bootable USB flash drive. I've found instructions about how to do this, but I would like to do it fulfilling the following conditions: The USB I am planning to use has 8 ...
0
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1answer
257 views

LUKS encrypted flash drive: no partition table

I have 16GB encrypted LUKS flash drive with corrupted partition table. Here is the fdisk output: fdisk -l /dev/sdf Disk /dev/sdf: 16.2 GB, 16236150784 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15484 ...
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2answers
986 views

What is the best way to make a flash drive with many bootable things

I want to make a flash drive with lots of bootable things on it, a toolkit of sorts. The list of things that I want to boot on it so far it Hirens Boot Disk Backtrack Linux Knoppix STD Ophcrack XP ...
0
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1answer
85 views

pendrive recovery that damaged while installing linux [duplicate]

I tried to intall linux mint in my hp v165w pendrive.After I partition the device,I clicked on the "next" to install linux.in progress bar after 80% completion the progress stops and cancelled.after ...
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0answers
470 views

impossible to format a RAW usb flash drive

I was trying to format my flash USB that is a RAW format. When I plug it windows asks me to format the USB I choose format I choose slow format but after 6 hours not even 1% done. I tried quick ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

In/out-error, lost document

I had a document in a folder on a flash drive, and when I went to open it, it was nowhere to be found. Initially I thought it was something wrong with the USB stick where the folder was located, but ...
5
votes
5answers
249 views

What File System to Use for 64gb Thumbdrive in Linux

I have a 64 GB thumbdrive that I would like to use on a CentOS 5.4 Linux machine that does not seem to support NTFS. What file system should I format it as? I want to be able to use this thumbdrive in ...
0
votes
2answers
389 views

Make a USB stick bootable without a Linux ISO image, just a kernel

I have a bootable Linux on a 2 GB USB stick with 770 MB used, and another stick that is 1 GB. The aim is to put the files on the 1 GB stick and make it boot properly into Linux and run the software ...
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0answers
231 views

No GUI when Booting in UEFI From USB Flash

I'm trying to dual boot my new Acer V5-122p with the pre-installed Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 Mate. The laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, so I have to boot through USB. When I boot Mint in UEFI mode, ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

Linux Red Hat fails to mount encrypted USB stick in exec mode

I'm having trouble with an encrypted USB stick. In order to view the encrypted partition, software on the stick must be executed, but as soon as the stick is plugged in, it is mounted with executable ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

I want to format(properly) pendrive which has linux installed on it on windows

I used dd command in linux to do byte-copy of a linux-distro iso. I installed it on a computer, I don't have access to that computer, to reformat my pendrive using mkfs.vfat. In windows only 456 ...
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votes
1answer
741 views

How do I install linux or ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 7 without the option?

I'm booting linux mint 15 off an 8gb pendrive. I'm trying to install linux mint, but it only says "replace windows 7" and "something else". does anyone know how I can install it without removing ...
0
votes
1answer
213 views

How to prevent “evil maid” attacks? How to move /boot to a USB pendrive?

Apparently using full-disk encryption is not enough to secure a computer, because the /boot partition is not encrypted, and could be modified to include a keylogger. I have read about different ...
2
votes
2answers
331 views

How do I install multiple OSes on a USB flash drive?

I would like to try out different Linux distros on the go using a USB flash drive. Is it possible to install multiple Linux OSes on a single USB drive?
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votes
1answer
363 views

Howto create a bootable pendrive for windows manually on Linux? [duplicate]

I've been trying around but am not through yet. Where is my procedure failing? I have a 2G usb disk which I prepare the following way: 1 - Make a partition with fdisk yielding /dev/sdb1 2 - mkfs.ntfs ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Booting an encrypted system from a flash drive without user interaction

I have an unused desktop that I'm planning on turning to a household server running (hopefully) Arch Linux. I know that I can fully encrypt the system and have to enter a password upon each boot but I ...
2
votes
0answers
155 views

Linux bootloader on USB-stick, load different kernel depending on hardware

I'm experimenting with a setup where I keep my kernel and initrd on a USB stick, and thus I can keep everything on the actual computers fully encrypted. Nothing is stored in clear text, and nothing ...
0
votes
1answer
680 views

“no medium found”, usb flash drive

My Debian Sid on Thinkpad X61 has troubles reading from one of my USB flash drives (ADATA S102). Even accessing raw block storage is a problem: liori:% LANG= dd if=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 | hexdump ...
1
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1answer
273 views

How to disable execution of shell scripts and executables on USB device?

We have a industrial system(running on linux) with a USB port. We have the USB port only for copying certain data. Other than this we don't want the USB drive to contain any other executables or ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Is it possible install Windows and Linux on a USB device?

It is easy to install Ubuntu on a USB device. I can install Windows 7 on USB with the help of nt6.zip. But how can I install both Windows and Linux on USB?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

USB Flash drive or USB SSD Drive to use Linux from USB? [closed]

I'm looking for an USB drive which I will use to store my Linux o.s. and run it from there. I have both laptop and PC with a lot of RAM (8/12 GB), so because I don't want to keep those 2 systems ...
0
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1answer
390 views

Laptop freezes upon booting Linux distributions from USB flash drive

I'm trying to boot a live distro on a VAIO YB35AL ultrabook. It doesn't have an optical drive, so I'm using a USB flash drive, and deploying the Linux ISOs to it using either unetbootin or Universal ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Increasing the size of casper-rw file system for USB installation of Ubuntu

USB flashdrive install of a live-linux distribution using a casper-rw filesystem. Both the Windows and Ubuntu installation programs to install a downloaded ISO file to the USB stick use a casper-rw ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

USB with Linux Partition convert for Mac?

I have a USB drive that I somehow managed to partition it as "Linux" (according to Mac) as I did format and copy the files on a "Linux" OS. Is there anyway for me to convert it to be readable in Mac? ...
1
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1answer
555 views

How to setup a bootable Linux USB live stick?

I like to setup a 4 GB USB stick to act like a bootable media that boot a small debian lxde environment. Everything should be editable so there is no special persistent section (it all is). How to ...