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How to use s2disk on a bootable thumb drive on multiple devices?

I have a bootable Debian USB drive. On a computer with ~1.3 GB of RAM, I used s2disk to hibernate. When resuming on that device, I have had no trouble. I tried resuming on a newer computer with more ...
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HDD docking station not recognized if already switched on

I bought a HDD docking station for two HDD https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00LM5N78E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , but if it is already switched on before connecting to a PC or ...
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USB Drive Password when copying data

Is there a possible way or software where I can still be able to save files to my USB Drive but it will require password when I copy a file from my USB Drive to another computer? I tried write-...
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Check if it's an external flash drive or usb flash stick?

When a usb flash stick or usb external drive get connected, is there any way to check whether it's a usb stick or external flash drive by means of Linux? Is there any utility or something like that?
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What happens if I format a mounted USB drive with --force flag?

It occurred that I typed -F (--force) instead of -f (--fast) while running mkfs.ntfs command. The USB drive was mounted. What are possible consequences to the drive? There's also a message "Hope /etc/...
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Internal Floppy drive with USB adaptater periodical noise and stays in use

I am currently trying to mount a 3.5'' 1.44MB floppy disk drive in my modern computer via a 34 pins Floppy drive connector to external USB adaptater. It seems to work well. But when no floppy disks ...
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Copying to USB drive modifies filename

I have a bash script which copies data across to a USB stick. It works. The data is copied across fine, but the filenames are always changed. They are the same as they were before, but any longer ...
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Is there a way to see a time stamp or any evidence of when/if my usb was accessed in Linux?

Is it possible to see or figured if someone accessed my USB or copied any file from it while I was not at home?
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ttyACM0 and sdb created from one physical USB device

I have a USB device based around the Nordic Semiconductors nRF51 SoC. Once I plug it into my Ubuntu machine it triggers the creation of both /dev/ttyACM1 and /dev/sdb. So far, I've perceived the /dev/...
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I/O Error when tying to format usb pen drive

A friend of mine gave me a USB Pen Drive that did not work. At the momen I was on windows and try to format it. At the middle of the process it gave me a strange error. I thought maybe on linux (...
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How to properly install missing firmware during Debian setup [duplicate]

This issue has followed me over the years, every once in a while I resolved it, but I never found the one solution. Most of the times, the issue is a missing wireless firmware, in the current ...
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how to create a bootable flash that can boot as both BIOS and UEFI?

I'm creating a bootable recovery flash and I was wondering how to create it so it can boot on both UEFI and BIOS systems? I'm experimenting with GRUB but I'm open to any other bootloader. ...
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Make a bootable USB from an ISO

I'm trying to copy entire iso including mbr into a usb device, the iso is an output of kernel compilation with make isoimage, the problem is it won't boot from the usb. Thanks. fdisk on the USB ...
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Mounting USB stick in place of HDD

I'm currently working on a raspian automated box. I've connected an HDD Drive to use as a Samba server and the download and temp folder for the transmission client installed. As the HDD is noisy (and ...
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Trying to create a bootable usb drive for kali linux

I was wondering how I create a bootable usb kali linux drive for mac. And when I create one, is the usb drive a temporary os, like every time you plug it in it switches to kali linux and when you ...
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Debian boot partition on USB stick, when and how to mount

I have an installation of Debian whose boot partition has been placed on an ext2 formatted usb-stick. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that in most situations, the usb-stick should not ...
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write speed to USB flash drive in USB 2.0 mode compared to USB 3.0 mode

When I connect my SanDisk USB flash drive to USB 2.0 port and write 102MB of data to it, then the data transfer speed is 9.2MB/s: # time dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=200000 200000+0 ...
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VMWare slow on external USB disk

I've recently moved my VMWare virtual machine (disk image) to an external USB SSD drive (Samsung T3). The guest operating system has became very slow to load and very unresponsive especially when ...
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USB drive kaput!

syslog reports that /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-1 has been inserted, neither fsck nor photorec see it. Is there some other means to recover the files on this device?
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Mass storage device fails to mount

I bought a device that apparently is meant to be used as mass storage. When plugging it on my linux machine, it doesn't mount and I get those errors: [ 2603.332019] usb 2-5: new full-speed USB ...
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Automount USB sticks on fedora 22

I need to automount any USB stick that gets connect to any USB port. I am running Fedora 22. I thought this would be straightforward but it is taking a while for me to set up. The tutorial I find when ...
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Can I safely remove my USB drive when my machine is suspended?

I often suspend my laptop with a USB drive still mounted. What I would like to do is store my laptop away and of course, the USB drive is in the way. So I was thinking of removing the USB drive and ...
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Practical method to safely use a USB stick on daily basis for Linux

Which practical method exist for safely using a USB stick on a daily basis, for Linux-based systems (e.g. Ubuntu) ? With emphasis over the following: I'm well aware that nothing is 100% secure ...
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Slow USB 3 write speed

Writing to my USB 3 thumb drive (SanDisk Extreme SDCZ80-064G-FFP) is very slow on Linux: 1 GB takes longer than 200s. Using Windows (dual-boot on the same computer), the same 1 GB file can be copied ...
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Can't get usb ethernet adapter running under CentOS 6 minimal

I have a cheap usb adapter and using it on a minmal CentOS 6.7 box, when I plug in the adapter it's recognized as usb device but not as ethernet adapter, although I've loaded these kernel modules: ...
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How to mount USB Pendrive - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a new ssd (no Windows operating system installed). Everything looks fine except that I cannot see a USB pendrive when I attach it to the usb port. How do I ...
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How can I create a script to do not mount pendrives for some time?

I'm new to Linux (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04) and I want to create a script to deny pendrive mounting. What I want: root user deny pendrive mounting to everybody except him for 4 hours. More: how to ...
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Kingston DataTraveler G4 128GB USB 3.0 doesn't work with Debian

My Debian seems to have issues working with Kingston DataTraveler G4 128GB USB 3.0 pendrive. dmesg log when I stick it in: [ 1189.305742] usb-storage 4-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ 1189....
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How to install more than one OS on a pendrive?

I have a Windows 10 laptop. While I want to use Linux based OS I don't want to partition my HD or remove Windows OS. So I thought of installing Ubuntu on a 64gb pendrive and running the OS from it. ...
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Monitor health of HDD/SSD without S.M.A.R.T

Some hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) do not provide S.M.A.R.T. data. This seems to be especially true of cheap USB HDDs. My question is: on a typical GNU/Linux system, can the ...
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openSUSE Leap 42.1 won't boot install as dual boot (works fine in VM)

I have a Leap 42.1 ISO which I have imaged to a USB drive using USBImage on Windows 10. When I tried to boot from USB the first time I got the following message: Trust openSUSE Certificate Do you ...
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Linux usb-drive write cache

Is there any way to change the way the Linux kernel handles external storage and the external storage cache? Every time I copy something to it, the copy process seen from userspace seems really fast. ...
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Installing Kali on a USB drive - NOT Live USB or Persistence partition

Greeting's, to clarify; my question is not creating a Live USB drive or a persistence partition but creating a USB with GRUB bootloader (or other) and Kali which can be used on any machine. This is ...
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Error occured with USB modem

I have MPC8309 Tower Board and connected USB Modem to it and then established Async PPP on Modem, now I started applying ping from different terminal from my laptop by applying nat commands and ...
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Bash holding onto lock of usb drive, bug?

I notice that bash seems to want to hold locks on my Truecrypt USB drive that has been accessed, even when no access process is actually occurring. When I try to mount the drive I get various "device ...
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How to image a CentoS 7 i386 ISO to a USB device?

Usually if I want to image a CentOS 7 ISO (or any Linux ISO for that matter) to a USB device, I do this via dd as follows dd if=CentOS.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M However I've tried this method with a ...
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Run centos 7 from usb flash drive

I've setup a system with 2 x 64GB usb flash drives as boot/root devices. The current installation looks like this: /boot on mdadm raid1 xfs / on btrfs raid1 no swap This works - os installed and ...
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Installing Kali on a Dual partition USB

I have been looking for a couple of days now but can't reach a solution to my problem. (Just for the record, i am a complete noob when it comes to Linux based systems.) I have a 32GB Kingston ...
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Can't understand if my USB stick is buggy

I have a USB stick of 16Gb, Verbatim, that is valuable for me as a gift as much as a tool. Lately I had a problem - a file I have carried over on that stick was damaged. So I have run badblocks -wsv ...
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usb linux format

I have a Usb drive and that is connected to a laptop running Linux (Mint). As soon as I install some software in it (USB memory) seems like it recognizes it as a windows partition and doesn't install ...
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USB Stick with bootable iso build with PinguyBuilder does not boot

I have build a bootable iso image with PinguyBuilder. The image does boot fine from cd. Now I have created a bootable pen-drive from that image with rufus. The pen-drive shows the grub/isolinux boot ...
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BitLocker Use and Linux

Is it possible to have BitLocker enabled on a USB device and still be able to access files from the device within Linux? I have a drive I need to keep encrypted but need to access on both Linux and ...
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Why does “ls” sporadically output only “.” in the root directory of an external drive?

In the root directory of my USB flash drive, sometimes when I run ls, the output is normal and it lists the files. At other times, the output is simply one line: $ ls . If I try ls -la at one of ...
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Safely remove USB Drive (Kindle) from command line

I am trying to safely remove my Kindle from the command line but, so far, all my attempts have left the Kindle in "USB Drive Mode". This is not the case when I have safely removed the Kindle via the ...
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Btrfs - Using Flash Drive as Backup/Snapshot Location

I am working on a project where I have a small MiniITX PC running Debian Jessie (8.3) When I installed the OS initially: I chose the filesystem as btrfs. I am not using LVM or any extra partitions ...
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Why does it take so long to detect an usb stick?

I'm writing an initramfs-script and want to detect usb-sticks as fast as possible. When I insert an usb 2.0 stick, the detection of idVendor, idProduct and USB class happens within 100 ms. But the ...
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USB only detected when connected to internet

For some reason, my laptop does not detect USBs at all unless I am connected to the internet. (I also am not very good at using Ubuntu, so I have no idea what could cause the problem.) Note: I have ...
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Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy

When re-partitioning the USB drive on CentOS 6.x getting following error and kindly advise to solve this. Disk /dev/sdb: 31.5 GB, 31466323968 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3825 cylinders Units = ...
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Portable linux with disk-encryption: Which type of storage is better? SD-CARD or USB-STICK

So, as stated above, I mainly address some people, which may have made some experience with a portable os and various storage-types. As we know, the good old HDD are the most durable types of disks. ...
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How to create a bootable Debian USB drive using Windows

I'm new to this forum so sorry if I have missed any details. I am running Windows 10 and I am starting to learn how to boot from USB devices. The following is what I want to do: I have a 16gb USB 3.0 ...