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NTFS USB-Connected Partition Will Not Mount

First Error, when connecting the drive or attempting to mount it manually: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already mounted, or another ...
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Simulate a USB drive using Linux?

Is there any way that I could use what I'll call PC-A to act like a USB device to a second PC, PC-B? i.e. PC-A <<-- Double male USB cable --> PC-B The result I'm looking to achieve is have ...
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Unable to mount external USB HDD because of GPT on debian

I have tried to mount an external USB 3.0 hdd on my debian virtual machine (I'm using VirtualBox). I have tried to mount it using mount /dev/sdb1/ /media/vol1/ but I get the following error: mount: ...
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Simplest way of getting a bootable linux flash drive + VM in Windows

I realize tools for making a flash drive image that boots a linux system (for example ubuntu) are common enough. I'd like to get a flash drive like that that also lets me use the system inside of ...
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Save motion output videos in USB Drive

I'm using a USB drive in my Raspberry to store my website. Now I want also save my videos made with motion. I wasn't able to save in a folder different from /tmp/motion so googling I found I had to ...
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linux fedora 20 how to read data from usb drive

I installed Linux Fedora 20 on a new computer, and kept the hard drive from the old computer as a second backup of my data. The drive has two partitions, Windows XP on one and Fedora 12 on the other. ...
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Is it okay to run my system off a flash drive?

I've been running my main system off a Linux persistent LiveCD flash drive for a couple months. The drive has a 2 GiB fat32 boot partition, and a 12.91 GiB ext2 casper-rw partition. I'm ...
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Why can I not see some files in my USB stick on Windows that I can see on Linux?

I'm having a little problem with my USB stick. There are files and folders on the USB stick I can see and manipulate on my Linux machine (Fedora 20) but some of those files and folders appear nowhere ...
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Why is writing SLOW on raw device, and FAST on filesystem (USB key)?

I have a USB key (PQI U822V-Speedy 32G) that I am trying to benchmark quick'n'dirty on Linux. I'm testing write bandwith. dd on raw partition I created a partition starting at sector 2048, then did ...
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How to install Kali linux on to a specific (existing) partition on a USB stick

I'm endeavoring to put Kali linux onto a USB stick - I know it's already written up, but I'd like to use only a portion of the total space (the aforementioned link will use the entire drive space). ...
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Cannot mount USB 3.0 Flash drive

I have a 16GB USB 3.0 thumb drive that has worked wonderfully up until two days ago... When ever I plug it into a USB3.0 slot: The light flickers indefinitely; Nautilus shows the Open/Eject popup ...
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Mounting usb automatically & having usb's label as mountpoint

How can I mount my usb automatically when I plug it in? Also would like the mountpoint to be the usb's label each time it is mounted automatically. Edit: I am using Raspian (on Raspberry Pi) which is ...
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How can I create a udev rule to mount a USB drive read only?

I'm trying to set a particular USB drive to always mount read only. If I plug it in, it is seen as sdb with a single partition, sdb1. Here are some relevant udevadm lines (not the entire output of ...
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Removable USB stick listed as non-removable in /sys/block?

In my question Bash script to output path to USB flash memory stick I got stuck on a problem nobody else seems to be having. (The issue also impedes my desire to use this answer: ...
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Bash script to output path to USB flash memory stick

How would I return (output) the path to any USB flash memory stick(s) connected to the local computer using bash (Ubuntu and Linux Mint)? Background: I'm providing users with an automated backup ...
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Linux Mint 16: Android Device not listed with lsusb

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my new PC and found out that my plugged in Huawei U8850 Android 2.3.5 device is not listed with the lsusb command: phone plugged in: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Best usb boot drives for Linux?

I am looking for a buyer's guide on usb boot drives that will be used for booting Linux distros. Specifically, I have the following concerns: Should I opt for USB 2.0 or 3.0? Are there size ...
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Unable to mount volume, an operation is already pending (with multiple users)

I'm running Linux Mint 14 - pretty much whatever the default install settings are. When I have multiple users logged in and I plug in a flash drive, or digital camera, or any other USB storage, rather ...
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Is there a way to change a device id in /dev/disk/by-id?

I have a S2 SAMSUNG 320GB USB-HDD which I use in both Ubuntu 13.10 (Kernel 3.11.0-17-generic) and Fedora 17. It works fine; I can read/write from/to them. Although, I am experiencing an issue with a ...
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Analyse the performance of an rsync command from FreeNAS to a USB drive

I infrequently run a task where I rsync my photos (~30 directories with 10-100 files in each) from my FreeNAS machine to an external USB hard drive (500GB WD) as a redundant backup. I execute the ...
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How to re-install syslinux on a re-formatted (fat32 to fat16) partition

I wrote an .img file containing a custom debian distro to a USB stick via win32diskimager program. The stick doesn't boot on my older motherboard, returning: SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI ...
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Why does the Debian installation manual suggest to do “sync” after raw copy of image file to USB key?

According to the Debian installation manual, section 4.3, the hybrid installation ISO image can be easily copied on a USB key this way: # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX # sync But according to my previous ...
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What does this key code qualifier mean?

I know that in general this means that I have a "bad disk". But I'm after a more specific reason for why I am getting these messages from the kernel: sd 15:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk sd ...
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How to create bootable USB drive from DVD

I have a DVD with fedora 20 in it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I need to boot from an USB. I have copied the contents of the DVD into a USB drive and now how can I make this drive bootable?
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Exposing NFS mount via USB

I know enough linux to be dangerous - apologies if my terminology is incorrect. I have an electronic drumkit that has USB into which I can plug a flash drive with MP3s on it. The drumkit has no ...
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Failing to format flashdrive to UDF

I'm trying to create a UDF partition on a flash drive to install grub2 (to boot ISOs from) ~$ export DSK=/dev/sdd # wipe the disk ~$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=${DSK} bs=512 count=2048 ~$ sudo sgdisk ...
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USB drive permissions when automounting

On Debian there is the common problem, that you try to plug an ntfs formatted USB harddrive and then can't write to it as a regular user to it because the directory belongs to root. A little time ago ...
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External disk doesn’t appear in /dev/

I have an external (USB-2.0) hard drive. Today I couldn’t mount it after plugging to my computer. When I look in /dev/ $ ls /dev/sd* There is no new disk, only sda and sdb with their partitions, ...
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Which 'smartctl -d' option should I use on this hard-disk: 'scsi' or 'ata'? [duplicate]

On the back of How to repair a corrupted HFS+ partition?, I have separate question. I'd like to run smartctl tests on a hard disk, but I'm not sure which option I should use to correctly initialize ...
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How to make a USB storage device undetectable in u-boot?

I need to do a test in an embedded system where I plug in the USB storage device and do "usb start" but the USB storage device is not detected. I have a working pendrive. How to make it undetectable ...
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Installing OpenMediaVault without keyboard and monitor

So I got the parts to my server delivered and assembled it. Now I have the problem that I don't have access to a monitor or keyboard and would like to install OMV to my server. I plan on running the ...
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How to use USB flash drive as part of filesystem for Chromebook running Linux?

I want to install Linux on a Chromebook. However, the Chromebook which I'am thinking of purchasing comes with only a 16 GB SSD. This seems to be very little hard drive space to work with. Searching ...
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How to auto-mount all USB-devices at same USB socket to same mountpoint

I have a small computer with 2 USB sockets : A and B. I want any external USB disk, attached to socket A - to be mounted as "deviceA" I want any external USB disk, attached to socket B - to be ...
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Why is my PC freezing while I'm copying a file to a pendrive?

I have a really strange situation here. My PC works fine, at least in most cases, but there's one thing that I can't deal with. When I try to copy a file from my pendrive, everything is ok -- I got ...
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Reboot the PC from USB drive when plugged in

I installed Linux Lite on my USB stick. Is it possible that when I plug in my USB, that the currently running OS, for example Windows, would be shut down automatically and the computer would reboot so ...
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Can I make a USB port on my Linux computer look like a mass storage device?

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on my PC. I want to make one USB port on my computer appear as if it is a USB mass storage device to other devices. In other words, something connected to this USB port will ...
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Changing file permissions of auto-mounted hot-plugged FAT32 USB partition

Linux can read from, write to and execute files (vfat driver) formatted as FAT32. Auto-mounting (in my case Ubuntu) leads however to all files owned by root and not executable. By changing the file ...
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Make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup

What is the equivalent of bootsect command available in Windows, on a *nix system? Usage: In order to make a USB drive bootable for Windows 7 setup I have to boot-up VMWare and run bootsect.exe ...
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How to copy a very large video file with error in it?

I have a very large video file on a USB external HDD. It is about 13GB. I can play the video directly, and it seems there's no problem. But if I try to copy the file to other places, I got a strange ...
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BIOS don't recognize my bootable USB [duplicate]

I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS F201E laptop. I'm trying to install I want to install Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - MATE (32-bit) because it's meant to be more compatible with my hardware. I've ...
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Making a bootable pendrive for custom kernel

I read the tutorials to make a mimalistic custom kernel from here and am able to boot it up as explained in the tutorial over a virtual machine using GRUB as the boot loader. I think it would be more ...
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Partclone error

I am trying to clone a disk in a VMware Machine The initial situation is: When cloning, I get the following error: Notes: The VM is bootstrapped with the Arch Linux ISO. sda is a physical ...
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USB hard drive not recognized

My computer runs Cruncbang Linux (debian based). When I try to connect my friends external USB hard drive, it's not recognized. sudo fdisk -l doesn't show any new devices when I plug the USB drive in. ...
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How to remove a USB drive without worrying if its been unmounted?

Sometimes I unplug my usb drive only to find out files were not written to it. I suppose the only way to ensure files are written to it is to right click on the USB drive on the desktop and then ...
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How to remove a USB drive without worry if its been unmounted? [closed]

Sometimes I unplug my usb drive only to find out files were not written to it. I suppose the only way to ensure files are written to it is to right click on the USB drive on the desktop and then ...
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Linux fails to mount Android device in USB MSC mode

I was referred here from android.stackexchange.com. I wish to mount my Sony Xperia ST21i (Android 4.0.4) under Linux (Debian) via USB. However, I get this error: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt mount: no ...
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Can't mount external USB driver - on Ubuntu 12.04

When I plug in external usb driver I saw next prompt: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize USB drive

Using Ubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome 3), my new USB stick (details see dmesg/lsusb) doesn't show up automatically. Situation: The drive does not show up at fdisk -l The drive does appear when running ...
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Cloning USB drive in VMware with partclone

I created a virtual machine in VMware as follows: SCSI HDD 1 GB (Main for short) SCSI HDD 0.8 GB (UClone for short) SCSI HDD 4 GB as a physically plugged UFD (Uphys for short) Arch Linux ISO as ...
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Installing oracle in pendrive Linux

I am thinking of installing Pendrive Linux (Ubuntu 12.0), and after that I need to install Oracle in Ubuntu. Does that mean Oracle get installed on my Pendrive space or Windows Partition? I am using ...