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Unable to remove stale volume

I have an external hard drive connected to my Ubuntu laptop via USB. The whole hard drive is LUKS encrypted. Next to the encryption layer sits an LVM volume which I mount to /mnt/es. Once opened, ...
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How to disable asking for root password while ejecting USB drives?

When I mount usb drive it mounts successfully, but when I hit triangle button in Thunar (Eject) - I'm asked for root password! Executing $ udisks --eject /dev/sdd in console doesn't require root ...
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Is host-to-host file transfer possible using USB Type-C?

I'm doing a warranty replacement on my Chromebook Pixel 2, and want to transfer data from one laptop to another. The Pixel 2 has two USB type-C ports. I'm running Arch Linux on the old one. I'd like ...
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Linux Kernel - Wacom Tablet (CTL-490DW-S) - Lockout

I'm a bit of a beginner with Linux and after trying to fix this over the last few days I've finally given up and need your help. I'm trying to use my new Wacom (CTL-490DW-S (Intuos DRAW)) drawing ...
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Unable to mount FAT32 USB (wrong fs type)

I am trying to mount a USB stick that is formatted with FAT32. After the drive did not auto-mount, I created a mount point /media/external and then tried the following to mount it: $sudo mount /dev/...
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Buffer I/O error on device - SSD in SATA3 external case connected over USB3

I am experiencing a weird issue with my HDD. I have an ultrabook to which, I am connecting an external HDD case, based on ASMedia's AS2115 chip. Gentoo is installed on that HDD, this is how I boot... ...
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Usb drive not detected /arch

I have this USB drive that doesn't seem to be detected neither on lsblk or fdisk. Here are some outputs: Dmesg: [93812.546850] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 33 using ehci-pci [93812....
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What are useful options for testing a usb drive with fio?

I would test some usb drives using fio. I started with the tutorial on linux.com, but it was mainly for hard disk drives. This is the test I use for my hard drives: [random-read] rw=randread size=...
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Cant mount USB drive in Freebsd (pfsense)

I`m trying to mount a USB drive. It shows up in dmesg. Root mount waiting for: usbus1 ugen1.3: <Generic> at usbus1 umass0: <Generic Mass Storage, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.03, addr 3> on ...
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How to wait for a USB drive to be recognized/mounted during boot to start own service?

I have a custom buildroot build with minimalistic kerenel for the RPi and busybox as init and shell. At the end of the boot process I start my own service which tries to access the usb drive. However ...
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Multiboot USB with extra first partition

I would like to create a 64GB multiboot usb drive. I want the first partition to be a 32GB fat32 partition so that I can use it for accessing files from windows. (Windows only displays the first ...
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USB key does not show up in /dev

We use a USB key system that are contain license files and are provided to unlock proprietary software that we used. The USB drives are small however and get lost easily, so I thought I'd clone them ...
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Formatting USB stick with fdisk - negative used space?

I formatted a USB drive using fdisk, and created three partitions. Everything seems to work fine, but Disk Utility is showing a negative amount of used space for all partitions: Partition | Capacity ...
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How can I make udev accept mass storage and reject everything else?

I'm trying to write a udev rule to allow USB mass storage devices but reject anything else (keyboard, mouse, etc). I found this online: ACTION!="add", GOTO="deauthorize_end" SUBSYSTEM!="usb", GOTO="...
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How do I automatically mount a plain-encrypted USB flash drive to my OpenWRT router?

I just finished encrypting my external hard drive using a key file, and mounting it onto my router. Problem is, every restart i have to manually recreate the mapping and mount it again. OpenWRT's ...
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Avoiding permission issues on portable hard drive in Linux Mint

I'm trying to pre-emptively avoid permission issues on my portable USB hard drive. The plan is to put a couple of Virtual Machines on the portable hard drive, and use it between two PCs both running ...
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USB device keeps disconnecting on boot

When booting a linux kernel off a usb device, via a usb hub, a light panel attached to my board (via the hub) disconnects during the kernel boot. Once the system is booted I unplug the panel and ...
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Debian file transfer to USB flash drive weird behaviour

When I attempt to transfer/copy a relatively large file onto a USB drive I get some unusual behaviour. The transfer rate seems to be stable at first until the end of the transfer approaches. For ...
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bootable live usb doesn't boot, KNOPPIX

I have been trying to make a bootable live USB of KNOPPIX. I downloaded the .iso image, checked the sha1sum with the one that was given and it was all correct. Then tried both the options, using cp as ...
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preparing a usb drive to be bootable

Are there any written or un-written rules before copying an image file to a usb-drive ? If yes, what (if any) are such rules ? For instance, should there be partitions in the usb-drive or is it ok ...
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Disable USB partition from auto-mounting on Gnome 3.16

I have a Sony PRS-T1 ebook reader which is based on Android 2.2. When I connect it to my PC, it shows up as two USB partitions: READER and SETTING. The latter is a read-only partition, only useful the ...
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Unable to use new USB hub

I have a new USB hub for raspberry PI 2 because the PI couldn't give enough power to run my usb HDD on its own. When I try to use the HDD with the USB hub I get the following messages: [ 1589....
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Automounting vfat usb drive

I use debian 8 with kde-full package, everything is up-to-date. I have 4 usb flash drives: all of them are formatted in Windows OS. But only Sandisk "14.9 GiB Removable Media" is automounted correctly....
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what does Linux consider connected usb drives and why do they remain as folders when unplugged?

I connect my USB stick to my LUbuntu PC running a media player app. I unplug it. I connect it again, the media player app gives a "Permission denied" for "/media/myName/stickName". If I delete the "...
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permission needed for Python to access USB drive?

I got this Python script that reads media files from USB stick. It used to run fine, today it keeps giving me OS Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: media/myName/usbName when the script runs the ...
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Debian stretch asks for root password in order to mount usb disks after upgrade

After apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade, Debian Stretch started to ask for root password for external usb disks. Creating a /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/55-usb-mount.pkla ...
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Raspbian disable mount & automount USB storage

I have installed Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi. Due to the security policy in the company, we would like to block access to USB mass storage (pendrives, usb drives, etc.). I tried according to this ...
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HDD error: SMART Status command failed: scsi error medium or hardware error (serious)

After my PC won't start again (my first guess was the power switch to turn it on was dead), I removed the HDD to extract my data. When I set the HDD (a 640 GB WD) into an external case (USB 2.0), the ...
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where or how to see if data is still being transferred over usb to mass storage

The data transfer to my mp3 player is very slow via USB connection. I have a mp3-player from Samsung (YP-M1JCB/EDC) which I have connected to my Fedora linux (the pc connection in the mp3 player is ...
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grub2 create menu entry to skip the current disk os while booting

I created 2 partitions on my pendrive. The first partition is big one and I use it for general purpose file storage. The second partition is small one and I made debian-jessie install in this one. I ...
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shuttle xs35v2 - can't boot from usb drive

I'am trying to install lubuntu on a new shuttle barebone xs35v2. I have tryed with various usb-sticks and diffrent versions, e.g: lubuntu-net installer, lubuntu 62 and 32, and standart ubuntu-version! ...
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USB drive not working on Windows after connecting it to Fedora

When I connect my USB with FAT file system to Fedora and after that when I try to connect it to my Windows 8 machine, it says that drive is "corrupted or data is unreadable". This error does not ...
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How can I change the name of one partition called sdaX to sdaY?

When I use a pendrive with two partitions on a Windows system, it only recognizes the first partition that I've created in that pendrive. I have a pendrive with two partitions: an ext4 and a ntfs (...
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USB flash drive does not appear in Samsung NP900X4D UEFI “Boot Menu”

I have a Samsung NP900X4D laptop and I would like to replace the existing Windows 8 installation with a Debian 8. At first, I copied Debian 8 hybrid iso image to a USB flash drive with cat debian-8....
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USB drive offline in dmesg and ? in ls, but only for some files?

I have a backup drive that has been intermittently failing (but almost always succeeding) to run rsnapshot lately. ls and e2label output are not encouraging: $ ls -al /mnt/backup/ ls: cannot access /...
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How can I mount /home in a usb drive and keep the files?

I need to write a script that can mount /home in an USB drive at the boot and keep all the files in the USB drive after ejecting it. At every boot, if there is an USB drive plugged in, the script ...
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Unable to mount USB flash drive on OpenBSD

My machine on which was installed OpenBSD 5.7-stable, was booted up with my USB 2.0 flash drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port. I logged in as root, opened up a terminal and typed: mount /dev/sd1i /mnt/...
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How to install Ubuntu on a USB drive ext4 partition?

I have a 32GB USB drive with 2 partitions, Partition 1: FAT32 used as storage Partition 2: ext4 intended to be a bootable live Ubuntu 15.04. How can I install the Ubuntu ISO file to the ext4 ...
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dosfsck of pendrive taking too long

I have started running sudo dosfsck -a in a 512 GB flash drive and it's already been running for almost 2 days. Is this at all normal? This is happening in a relatively new i5 laptop. I am running ...
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How to format 720k FAT (ie: MS-DOS) floppy on Linux using USB floppy drive

I have a USB 3.5" floppy drive connected to my Linux box. I've verified that it is /dev/sdh on my Linux box, and I can read Linux-formatted floppies from it. (I had an old ext2 floppy lying around.) ...
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Live USB local drives access

When I access PC in live USB Linux, I can also access local drives. How can I disable access to these drives with USB Linux only? I can access these drives in my local PC. I don't know where to ...
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pendrivelinux install on usb stick - only uses 5.8GB of a 14.7GB usb stick

I used http://www.pendrivelinux.com to build an installation of Linux Mint on a USB stick, so I could have a portable OS (mainly for work emergencies). It's installed, and works fine, but it's only ...
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Automounting of USB pendrives on Debian 8 not working

The icons appear on the desktop but I still have to mount them. I must be missing something, mustn't I? (The dialog is from an XFCE desktop which I used at that time, but the problem is ...
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USB stick dosn't have a device file

I have a generic USB storage stick form Kingston which gets recognised as a USB device from Kingston. root@banana:~# lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0951:1665 Kingston Technology Bus 001 Device 001: ID ...
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4GB USB Stick is only 1.37GB now?

I wanted to put a .ISO file on my USB stick using dd. But, instead of using: dd if=/my/iso of=/dev/sdb I did dd if=/my/iso of=/dev/sdb1 first. And because I wanted to rectify my mistake, I also did ...
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Which ISO file, vmlinuz and initrd.gz to use for installing CentOS from Multiboot USB?

I have created a multiboot bootable USB with GRUB and used it to install Debian 8.1 successfully. A multiboot USB is one that contains the ISO images of multiple operating systems, with GRUB being ...
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Starting a script when a certain usb is inserted problems

I want to start a script when a certain usb flash drive is inserted. I had a python script in my home folder "test.py", I ran lsusb and found the vendorid and productid, I went to udev and made a rule ...
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NTFS formatting disabled while using Gparted in CentOS 7

I am using GParted for formatting my usb-device(a pendrive). And, I unmounted my device using the GUI program itself. The device doesn't show mounted anymore. When I try to format my usb-device(/dev/...
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Grub 2 multi image boot disk boots some images but restarts on others

The issue I'm having is that my bootable usb I have only works with certain boot images, to be more specific it will boot Ubuntu desktop iso images but not Ubuntu server. If I try to boot Ubuntu ...
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USB Disk Read-only, cannot format - Turn off write-protection

I have a USB disk which does not allow me to format/mount/unmount or created partitions on it. Using dmesg | tail gives me the following result: I found this post on AskUbuntu and tried using ...