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Choose native linux filesystem for usb stick [on hold]

I happy to have only linux hosts in my surroundings. So I may choose other filesystems than vfat for usb sticks. I'd like to use something that is more native to linux. I tried ext4 but get ...
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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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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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1answer
123 views

Is it safe to unplug, without first unmounting, a USB drive that was mounted as read only?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 and usbmount for auto-mounting USB pen drives as read-only. Also, in this particular scenario, is it possible (and proper) to automatically perform the unmount action ...
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2answers
228 views

My USB shows different sizes

I have a 64GB USB Flash Disk (link - Maplin, Intenso Rainbow Line) but when I put it into my computer (Ubuntu LiveCD) it reports that, out of 63.3GB, 60GB has been used, yet the files only total ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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0answers
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Windows Flash Drive Partitions [duplicate]

Ok. I know that similar questions have been asked many times before, but I don't think quite in this way. I was thinking about how tools like Daemon Tools Lite and Virtual CloneDrive create a virtual ...
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1answer
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Cannot mount USB after unsafe eject

I have a 16GB usb flash drive and I made it bootable to install Linux Mint. But for some reason, I couldn't install and did an unsafe eject. Now, I cannot mount the drive, neither on Windows nor ...
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1answer
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Understanding mount option nodev and its use with USB flash drives

mount(8) OS X Manual Page describes the nodev option: Do not interpret character or block special devices on the file system. This option is useful for a server that has file systems ...
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1answer
539 views

Mount a drive read-write without remounting

I have a flash drive mounted in read-only mode. I cannot unmount it, but I want to be able to write to it. I tried mounting it in a second place but that didn't work. It is in use, so I cannot unmount ...
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1answer
417 views

Keeping a USB drive mounted in sleep mode

How can I make my computer sleep but not automatically change the state of the USB flash drive I am using? I have it mounted on / because my hard drive broke, and whenever my computer wakes up it ...
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0answers
452 views

Can't mount usb key filesystem

8GB FAT32 filesystem that normally mounted as intended using usbmount. When I went to take it out to plug into a difference computer I did umount /dev/sda1 which is where it was. Now it fails to ...
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729 views

USB drive is recognized but not mounted

The flash drive is recognized as shown by /var/log/messages.log: Jul 12 10:58:41 phelps kernel: [ 5865.612777] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd But I can't find its dev ...
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1answer
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Windows mounted Devices

/dev/sdb1 This is an example of a mounted USB key under Linux. It's a file that can be viewed as hexa, edited, .. etc, but not used to manipulate device via serial communication protocol. Simply, ...
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1answer
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Mount a Second Partition of a USB Drive on Windows

I have a Pen-drive of 8GB, I have 2 partitions on it, one of 15MB and another of the remaining (7GB+). I know that Windows only recognizes the first partition, is there any way to mount the second ...
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1answer
886 views

Unable to mount usb drive

I try to mount a usb key but it does not work. dmesg | grep SCSI: [ 1.213907] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 253) [ 1.614532] SCSI subsystem initialized [ ...
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1answer
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Mount USB drive on Ubuntu: “Not Authorized”

I'm having some problems with my Ubuntu 11.10 installation on a Toshiba A300-16l laptop, of which the primary problem appears to be allowing permissions escalation. I want to backup my home directory ...
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2answers
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How do I prevent a memory card from mounting in Ubuntu 11.10?

Using Ubuntu Windows installer, I dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 with Windows 7. I have an SD card for Readyboost which is seen and mounted when Ubuntu loads. How can I stop the Linux OS from mounting the SD ...
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2answers
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Searching for “Flash drive mounting” software

I am working on Windows 7 Ultimate. I have an ISO file and need write access to it. On virtual daemon I only can simulate CD-ROM drives without write access. Is there any mounting software that can ...
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3answers
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Phantom flash-drive repeatedly appearing on my Windows 7 system, how to remove?

I have a phantom USB memory stick appearing and disappearing repeatedly on my Windows 7 HP laptop computer model 8730w. The computer keeps making a noise 'bah-dum', about once a second and in the ...
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3answers
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How can I automatically set write permissions on mounting a usb drive in linux?

When I mount an external usb drive on linux (CentOs4), the permissions are by default set to read-only. Since there are multiple users on the computer who need to use the external drive, I want ...
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1answer
2k views

Flash drive showing up with 0kb space available

I have a ocz Rally2 flash drive that has stopped working on one computer only (XP SP3). When I plug it in it shows up as E: but in disk management it is not present and if I select properties in ...
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1answer
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pendrive automount not working

There are lots of ways to disable pendrive automount. I used one, but regreted, forgot which one and now need to reenable pendrive automount. It may have been a changed setting after pressing a button ...
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4answers
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Is there a command line (or autohotkey) way of dismounting a USB drive?

I find dismounting a USB drive takes far too many mouse clicks for my liking. Is there are command line way of doing it (XP and Vista)? Addition I have an eye condition that makes hand mouse ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu stops auto-mounting flash drive

It seems that after being up for a few days, my Ubuntu system refuses to auto-mount hot-plugged USB disks (i.e. flash drives). The output from dmesg shows that the kernel recognizes the device ...
4
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1answer
510 views

Setting filesystem mounting umask on OS X

(Using Snow Leopard.) When I plug in a flash drive formatted with FAT32, the permissions on all files on the drive are set as 0666; between colored ls and my obsessive-compulsive nature, this is ...
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2answers
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How to “Un-Eject” a USB Flash drive — Eject is easy (safely remove hardware), but what about Un-Eject or Reconnect?

There are times after I eject a USB Flash drive, I want to copy some more files over to the USB Flash drive. In this case, do I always need to unplug the drive and plug it back in? Is there a way to ...
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6answers
6k views

Can not mount my USB disk— Ubuntu nor windows[dmesg including]

First, here is my dmesg | tail result right after I plugged the disk in: $ dmesg | tail [ 2578.697224] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access HP v100w PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS [ 2578.698322] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached ...
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2answers
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Flash drive doesn't mount on mac

I've got two different USB flash drives which are formatted MS-DOS(FAT-16). When I plug each into my MacBook Pro (running MacOS 10.6 - Snow Leopard), they don't mount. I can see them using Disk ...
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1answer
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Can Windows tell me what is using my USB drive?

Being the good citizen I am, I left-click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in my taskbar, and select my USB drive to dismount. Then I get the message: Windows can't stop your Generic volume ...
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1answer
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“Please insert disk into removable drive” error with pen drives in Vista

Whenever I insert a pen drive, I am not able to open it. Vista shows me this error: Please insert disk into removable drive I have tried changing the drive letter, but it didn't help.
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Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?

This question is similar, but kind of the opposite of what I want. I want external USB drives to be mounted automatically at boot, without anyone logged in, to locations like /media/<label>. I ...
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3answers
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Autounmounting USB keys with FAT filesystem on Linux (RHEL5)

For security reasons, I have two workstations i front of me, and I can only transfer data between them through a USB key. As you can imagine, it can get quickly tiresome, but the most annoying is ...
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2answers
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Prevent a partition on a USB drive auto-mounting in Linux

On Linux (Gnome desktop) how do you prevent one of the partitions on an external USB drive auto-mounting when it attached to the machine? I don't just want to prevent the Nautilus window from popping ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu - How to automount an external drive at a preconfigured mount point?

Normally, when I attach an external USB drive to my Ubuntu system, the filesystem on it are automounted to /media/label. However, I'd like the filesystem to be mounted at a mount point of my choosing. ...