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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 ...
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How do I access a flash drive that has been ejected without physically plugging it out and back in? [duplicate]

When I plug in my flash drive, it gets auto-mounted. If I right click on the drive and select 'eject', then it's unmounted. Now, I want to remount the drive in Terminal. How do I do this? I've ...
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Problems with USB goflex 2 TB

I am using CentOS 5.5 and have been using cpio to write backups to a 2 TB GoFlex USB drive. This drive worked great for over a year, but am now running into a problem and not sure what to do. When ...
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USB3 drive plugged in to PC makes computer hang on “welcome to grub”

I have a Seagate 2TB USB2 hard drive, ext4 formatted. If I plug it in to my system and boot, PC gets stuck at "welcome to grub". If I restart without the USB drive plugged in, the system boots ...
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Find out if a specific device is an USB mass storage

Context I'm automating SD card imaging from an existing dd factory image. The SD card is always connected through an external USB card reader and thus appears in the system as a SCSI block device ...
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Automount USB sticks on Gentoo

I have a bare-bone Genoo installed with two user and a guest account enabled. I want to auto-mount the usb sticks whenever they are plugged in for all accounts with user read-write permission. What ...
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How to make /dev/sdf?

On a server I have 5 disks (boot-disks + 4 disks in RAID, sda-sde). Now I need to connect a new disk using a PATA/USB-adapter. I do not have a /dev/sdf, so the USB-device is not found at all and ...
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Automount of NTFS USB partitions on Gnome fails if device name is sdb (FAT32 is OK)

When I plug a USB storage device (i.e. USB key) on my computer with Gnome, the filesystems available on the device are automatically mounted (in /media/<partition-label>), and a file explorer ...
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Unable to successfully format 64G USB flash drive on centos 6.2/ centos 6.3

I have unsuccessfully tried to format and mount a 64 G USB flash drive. The error when I try to mount with the command mount -t extfs /dev/sda /mnt **"JBD: no valid journal superblock found EXT4-fs ...
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Remove USB flash-drive write-protection

I have a sports-watch which has an integrated flash-memory. This flash-memory is used to store training information. When I connect the watch to my computer using the USB cable, it's detected as ...
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Data transfer between ATmega16 microcontroller and Linux?

Can any one tell me how can I know status of any pin of an ATmega16 microcontroller using Ubuntu? When I connect ATmega16 to my system a file in /dev/ is created by name ttyUSB0. I am using an ...
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What is the service that's responsible for automounting a USB drive in CentOS 6.4?

I know of the legacy Linux way of mounting a USB stick or drive: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ But in some CentOS 6.x installations I saw, you just insert the USB stick and CentOS automagically mounts it, ...
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Quick USB pendrive formatting under KDE

Is there some way to quickly format a USB pendrive in KDE (with a GUI interface), without having to open the main "KDE Partition Manager"? In particular I'm most interested in something like a ...
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How do I install Red Hat Linux 9.0 Shrike from a USB drive?

I have a desktop PC which does not have a CD drive and does not have access to the Internet or other networks. I want to install Red Hat Linux 9.0 "Shrike" on it using a 8GB USB flash drive. I have ...
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How to guarantee writes are physically committed before reported completed?

When my system boots, as it probes the external, USB-attached hard drive, I get the message Assuming drive cache: write through in the dmesg output, tagged with the device name of the external drive. ...
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USB mount doesn't work on Centos 6.4

I have a problem. After an update, my USB drives are not mounted automatically and I'm unable to mount them manually... The output of my fdisk -l command is: Disk /dev/sdb: 15.8 GB, 15762194432 ...
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Grub2, boot into existing OS option?

I've got Grub2 installed on a USB stick, and I want to add an entry to the grub.cfg that will boot in to another bootloader e.g. grub on the main harddrive. Like how the Windows 7 install disk will ...
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USB copy hangs for a while when reach the 100%

When I copy files of a considerable size (for example right now one of 689MB) to a USB stick, the copy hangs at 100% for 5 min or more. I have tried both Nautilus and rsync --progress. With the ...
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Is there a robust way to cache contents of usb on local hd?

I'd like to switch between working on a laptop with a debian vm and a desktop pc running debian while carrying all my work files in a usb. Is there a robust way to automatically start caching the ...
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External drive not being recognized

I am currently running elementary OS (a Linux OS based on Ubuntu so everything in Ubuntu works in it) - dual booting it with Windows 8. I have a 3TB external hard drive (USB 3.0) that does not seem ...
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Do USB emulators exist for Linux?

I'm looking for software that lets me have many virtual USB drives on my Ubuntu installation. I want them to be seen by virtual machines in VirtualBox so I can do backup operations. I need the drives ...
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Why is my unmounted USB disk still seen by `fdisk`?

I've mounted my USB disk to /mnt/kingston/ dir, and umounted it from there by typing in umount /mnt/kingston/. But I can still see my USB disk after issuing the fdisk -l command. Why? If I type ...
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CentOS doesn't see USB device

I'm running CentOS 6.3 inside of VirtualBox and am having trouble seeing my USB 2.0 thumb drive. In VirtualBox I go to Devices, USB drives and can capture my connected thumb drive. I've created a ...
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How to format USB drive in Linux Mint 14 with GUI? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux Mint and I've just installed Linux Mint 14. Now I need to format my USB drive, but I'm not getting any option to do that. Please suggest me anyone, how can I do that with a GUI?
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USB key not responding when inserted

I just attempted to create a USB key for Chrome OS. I followed the instructions found here. This is what I did: 1- Downloaded a .zip version of the build. 2- Extracted the .zip file which gave me a ...
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How to auto-sync with a plugged-in USB mass storage device?

I have (at the moment) three mobile USB mass storage devices (flash drive, phone, e-reader). I'd like to always have the latest versions of all my files with me (such as CV, passport, research papers, ...
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Installing from mounted iso located on USB-HDD

I formatted my ~200GB HDD with RMPrepUSB to FAT32 and with syslinux bootloader. Used XBoot to "Create USB" with debian-6.0.6-amd64-netinst.iso inside. In linux.cfg it shows up as: ### MENU START ...
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Fedora 18 safe remove usb drive

How can I safe remove a usb drive from the Gnome 3.6.2 GUI? This feature used to be available in the past (up to 16, I haven't used 17) from the Desktop and Computer tab in nautilus. The eject arrow ...
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USB3 Hard Drive Not Recognised by Linux

My external USB 3 hard drive is behaving very strangely: If I plug it into a USB 2 port, it works fine If I plug it into a USB 3 port, it doesn't work at all. It's not even mentioned in ...
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Mount a USB disk in Linux which was not properly unmounted in Windows

I would like to know if there is a software solution in Linux for the following situation: Connect a USB disk to a Windows host (could be XP, Vista,7 , etc). Copy a big file to the USB disk. ...
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Permission rights on automatic directories inside /media

I got a permission denied when I am trying to cd inside a directory. I could chown it for my user, however I'm wondering if the problem is elsewhere: The directory in question is an automatic ...
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Directly convert Archbang live on a USB drive to one such with persistent file-system

I have installed Archbang 2012.12.03 from ISO image on my USB drive, now I have a USB drive with a live Linux installed on it but at end of every session and rebooting system I faced with a fresh ...
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Running Linux from pendrive on Windows natively

I am trying to find a program that allows me to run some linux distribution directly from pendrive, in windows, without the need to access the bios or to have administrator permissions. I need ...
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How to bypass WD MyBook Essential external HDD hardware lock?

I have a Western Digital Mybook Essential external HDD 2TB which is password locked. Well with my old OS it showed me that is unlocked, but as I changed the OS it's showing that is locked, I've ...
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Debian install fails on USB-HDD

After my internal HDD broke in my laptop, I've tried to install Debian 6.0.6 on my external HDD. Please note that everything runs great when installing Ubuntu, but for some reason while the Grub stage ...
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GET flash memory type: SLC or MLC

Just for my knowledge, I would like to know whether the type of flash memory used in my pendrive is SLC or MLC. Is there a way to find it out? I googled but found nothing.
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Linux on Hard Drive Partition, Bootloader on USB Flash Drive

How can I use a USB flash drive to boot Linux from a partition on (another) hard drive? I'm trying to install Linux on an encrypted partition on the hard drive (using LVM on LUKS). Since /boot must ...
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How to fix hard-disk error connected by usb? [duplicate]

My system is Linux 64bit, my hard-disk is a 1TB WD HD, connected to my computer by USB3.0. I found some files cannot be copied, they are video files, and it seems I can play the video. I ran e2fsck ...
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How to setup a conservative sync/journaling method for Flash/USB drives?

I regularly have the problem that my Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) writes some files to an USB drive that are afterwards missing or broken in Windows. Windows often also tells me that it found problems with ...
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After install Centos 6.3 from USB, it doesn't boot

I installed CentOS on my machine from my USB. I did a minimal CentOS USB drive with UNetbootin. After I install the CentOS, when i try to reboot, it does not starts. I have only the cursor blinking on ...
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Making USB drives readonly on an specific USB port or for an user account

I have a Multiseat machine and the second seat has USB access from a signle port by HUB (a Keyboard and a mouse are connected to it). I need make all storages drives that is connected to to this HUB ...
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How to umount a USB drive?

I want to know how to umount my USB drive via command line. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit.
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Problems copying large files to USB drive

I've got some issues when copying larger files to my USB drive. First of all, my system stopped recognizing my USB drives automatically. I now have to run modprobe usb-storage in order for my USB ...