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Pen-drive / USB-Drive not working after installing ubuntu in it

I put in ubuntu in pendrive and made pendrive bootable by unetbootin. Now the pendrive doesn't work anymore due to that, it is not opening, when I put in windows OS, it doesn't show its total space ...
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How to install ubuntu on a macbook pro using a pendrive?

I did an upgrade of 11.04 into 13.04 and it has failed miserably. Now I want a fresh install, hopefully saving my /home directory. I use centos on my other machine and do not have access to a macos ...
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1answer
30 views

How to expand extra space to an already burnt flash drive with Ubuntu 13.10, so that I can save all changes I have made when using it

I have a USB disk with a bootable Ubuntu inside, there must be some missteps have been made when I making it with help of Universal USB installer, which lead to all saved documents or newly installed ...
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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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2answers
51 views

How to Boot FAT Flash Drive with Ubuntu Installer [duplicate]

I have a 1.86 GB Flash Drive and it is a FAT File System. I have downloaded the Ubuntu ISO. I need to be able to boot the flash drive with the Ubuntu ISO and be able to install it to another computer ...
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1answer
119 views

How to check if the pendrive controller is okay?

I've bought Mach Xtreme ES SLC 32GB (USB 3.0) pendrive, specifically for portable Ubuntu installation (a real one, as on HDD, not LiveUSB made by Unetbootin etc). The pendrive seems perfectly fine - ...
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1answer
514 views

Accessing USB from my VM in Hyper-V

I've got a Windows Server 2012 box running and today I installed Ubuntu. But from Ubuntu I need access to the USB key I physically inserted in to the Win2k12 server, how can I do this? My Google ...
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1answer
172 views

unable to boot from USB flash drive (kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS)

I've downloaded kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS .iso and tried to install it on a flash drive to install the system on my hard drive. I've tried to use usb-creator-kde 3 times and unetbootin once and each time ...
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0answers
346 views

Problems in detecting pendrive

I have this problems when I insert my pendrive. It is very slow in detecting it (3.0 and 2.0 port). I'm using uBuntu 12.04.3 x64. It requires me to wait for minutes to finally detect it. Is there any ...
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2answers
14k views

How to remove write protection from sandisk cruzer switch pen drive?

I have a sandisk cruzer switch pendrive. It is write protected. I want remove that write protection. I did Google very much i am not getting how to remove it. I tried on mac also but it didn't worked ...
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1answer
474 views

Hide windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 12.04 USB

I am so hopelessly tired of following posts on all forums regarding my issue. I only want my windows 7 partition to be invisible from my Ubuntu 12.04 which I install and run from a USB flash drive. I ...
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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 ...
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3answers
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USB Drive Format NTFS Vs FAT32?

Please can anyone explain the Pro's and Con's of Formatting your USB drive in NTFS format or FAT32 format and vice versa ? Please highlight any advantages of one format over the other . Keeping in ...
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2answers
77 views

Installing Ubuntu Desktop

I have burnt Ubuntu Desktop onto a USB that is currently plugged into the Ubuntu server 12.10. I would like to know how I can run the install from the USB as no other ways work.
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1answer
2k views

Installed Ubuntu on usb drive, now it's read-only and can't be formatted

I installed Ubuntu (ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64) on a 8 gb pendrive. Because it worked pretty slow, I wanted to change it back to a normal pendrive. But this is what happened. Windows7 can't open the ...
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0answers
384 views

USB Flash Drive shows empty but definitely had non-hidden files

I have this 16 GB USb Flash Drive and I remember storing a lot of data in it. I used this several weeks later on my Windows PC and it fails to show any files on it. None were hidden and even so, my PC ...
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0answers
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How can I access the USB drive my Live Linux is running on? [duplicate]

I'm completely new to Linux. I've downloaded Ubuntu, then using a Linux Live CD, I've created a bootable USB drive. Ubuntu works beautifully on the USB boot. However, while I can read the hard disks ...
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33 views

Running XMBC 12 off a stick, sans HDD

I have a laptop whose hard drive is toast, so I'm booting XBMC off a stick. It works fine, but I would like to not have to manually intervene halfway through booting up to tell it to Try Ubuntu, ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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How can I change the default action taken on removable media in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu when I insert a USB stick I get a prompt like: You have just inserted a medium with digital photos. Choose application to launch. Here I can set "perform as default action" and this ...
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1answer
70 views

How to Create Virtual USBs on Ubuntu host connected to machines in virtualbox

Two steps to do: I want to create virtual USB drivers on my Ubuntu host Then, I want to connect every virtual machine in the virualbox to one of those virtual USB drivers for copying things between ...
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4answers
197 views

Create Live Ubuntu or Windows System on USB

I would like to install Ubuntu to a USB Flash Drive so that when I boot my computer I can boot into the Flash Drive which will have UBUNTU Installed. The objective here is to put some tools on the ...
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0answers
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Can't install Windows through USB drive on Fujitsu Stylistic Q550

I own a Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 and I recently installed Windows 8 on it. All was well till I got over-hyped and installed the updated BIOS version from the Fujitsu drivers. The BIOS update was ...
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0answers
183 views

Flash drive gets locked when deleting a file if the drive was removed during file copy

I have some trouble in Ubuntu 10. When I start to copy a file to my flash-drive and then during the copy operation I remove my flash-drive I get an error, as expected. Then I plug my flash again and ...
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1answer
510 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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2answers
128 views

What flavour of Linux and method should I use to produce a fast-booting live linux USB stick?

I want a simple way to make a live USB stick which will boot into a linux command line nice and quick with partimage and dd installed. What's the best option for me? Currently I have Ubuntu desktop ...
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3answers
6k views

Bootmgr is missing for Windows XP

I know that there are so many posts on this subject but none of them worked for me. I have Ubuntu on my machine and I would like to install Windows XP. As my CD/DVD reader does not work, I made a ...
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227 views

How can I use an USB-stick as an CD-disc?

I'm currently using Ubuntu (11.04), and I'd like to use an USB-stick as a CD-disc to "burn" the JNode operating system on it. Is there an easy way to do this?
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1answer
309 views

Recreating the master boot record of a Ubuntu USB installation?

I copied my unetbootin installation onto my Windows 7 machine, and formatted the drive and put something completely different on it. Then later I copied the installation it back on to the USB drive ...
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0answers
454 views

Can't write to Flash drive anymore, only reformatting helps

On Ubuntu 10.04, I often cannot write to my Kingston flash drive formatted as FAT32. The only thing that helps is reformatting the thing. I do not know why this happens – can it be prevented? I ...
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1answer
5k views

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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1answer
314 views

Same ubuntu on bootable USB and in Virtual Machine

I have ubuntu 11.10 installed on a bootable USB stick. Now, I wish to use the very same installation without having to boot from within Win7 64bit. I figured that this could possibly be done with a ...
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2answers
111 views

Ubuntu Disk isn't showing up at Boot

I recently installed ubuntu on a flash drive, following all of the instructions on the ubuntu website. When I started up my mac, it didn't appear in the boot menu. Has this happened to anyone else ...
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2answers
1k views

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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0answers
73 views

USB flash drive under ubuntu

My system (2.6.38-11-generic #50-Ubuntu) does not bind plugged usb flash drives. I can see devices with lsusb and I see udevd getting events from kernel: KERNEL[1317495074.878775] add ...
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1answer
512 views

Optimizations for Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 to my 16 GB fast USB flash disk (I don't want "installation" with Universal USB Installer as written on original Ubuntu site). I want it for portable use. I wonder if ...
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2answers
605 views

I wrongly formatted USB flash drive and system doesn't see it

I wanted to format flash drive but accidentally I deleted its file system or something. Now the system doesn't recognize the flash drive, how is it possible to recover it? Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, ...
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1answer
529 views

Ubuntu 10.10 says Sandisk 8GB pendrive not partitioned?

Ubuntu doesn't automatically open my Sandisk 8GB pen drive when I insert it.... It was working very well until yesterday...mysteriously Ubuntu stopped opening it...When I go to System -> ...
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2answers
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Making bootable USB flash drive from ISO image in Ubuntu

I need to 'burn' an iso of a bootable dvd (not ubuntu dvd) image onto my USB flash drive. How can I do it in Ubuntu. In windows I was using MKBT tool. I am looking for something like UNetbootin that ...
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4answers
2k views

How can I Install Linux on flash disk with NTFS filesystem?

I would like to install Linux (Ubuntu) on a Flash disk with NTFS partition and boot from flash disk, is it possible? If yes, how could I do this?
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1answer
385 views

What's the best way to organize my USB stick for PenDriveLinux and regular data?

I want to install Ubuntu on my new 32 Gb USB Stick, but I also want to keep a fair amount of space available for Portable Apps or general data transmissions. When I tried to install Ubuntu using ...
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3answers
3k views

Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
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1answer
6k views

How can I wipe a flash drive from Linux?

I recently used a flash drive to try MeeGo on my netbook. Unfortunately, the application I used to write MeeGo to the flash drive created a new partition in a rather unusual format. The Ubuntu disk ...
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4answers
483 views

Install Ubuntu on a USB Flash Drive for another system

I realize Ubuntu Desktop comes with a simple tool that makes "installs to a USB", but isn't that a bit different from REGULAR Ubuntu installation? So: If I boot the Ubuntu CD installer, and choose my ...
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4answers
705 views

I'm running Ubuntu notebook on a USB drive with 1GB persistence. Where are my XAMPP files?

I just began running Ubuntu Notebook on my 2GB USB stick, with 1GB persistence. After I installed XAMPP, I rebooted to make sure the persistence was working. It worked! My XAMPP installation worked, ...
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1answer
690 views

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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1answer
489 views

Copying to a USB boot sector on Ubuntu

How to copy a file (boot file) to address zero on a USB flash drive? I am using Ubuntu.
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2answers
1k views

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 ...
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3answers
212 views

Recognition of USB drive

I have a Motorola phone, with a MicroSD slot, which my Ubuntu machine does not recognize as a USB drive. It does know there is something there since It automatically charges my phone whenever I ...
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1answer
1k views

Messed up USB stick doesn't show in blkid

I was playing around with a USB stick (booting archlinux with qemu off of it and trying to perform an installation on the same stick at the same time -- brave, I know, but I was just messing around). ...