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Disks (in usb enclosure) keep waking up even when not mounted

Setup I have USB enclosure (Buffalo DriveStation Quad) containing four drives connected to my nas server (ubuntu server 14.04). The enclosure is configured to JBOD mode, so I'll see all the disks in ...
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FreeBSD bootable usb

How can I make a bootable USB stick with FreeBSD on it and then boot the image from Plop Linux? (I am using Linux mint) I want to install this OS ,also I want to know if Plop will detect the the BSD ...
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Unable to copy large file onto ext2 usb stick [closed]

I have an 8G usb stick (I'm on linux Mint), and I'm trying to copy a 5.4G file into it, but getting No space left on device The filesize of the copied file before failing is always 3.6G An output ...
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Mount LVM volume as external usb drive? CentOS 6

I'm trying to mount my old 2x500GB drives to the new server which has the same drive volume. Both have LVM structure but it's not working. root@server [/mnt/usb]# ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sda2 ...
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4TB USB drive consistence totally freezes Xubuntu 15.04

I've always found USB very flaky. I've experienced lots of random freezes (needing hard resets) when for instance I accidentally unplug a drive before unmounting. Drives would only sometimes ...
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Boot Linux (Debian) from a USB Drive with GRUB

I would like to install Debian on a USB drive and boot it from there. I have a USB drive with 64 GB of diskspace. So I installed Debian Jessie (non-free) on it, and installed GRUB on the USB drive ...
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Does the speed of a USB bootloader matter?

What I am trying to do Create an encrypted arch linux setup using LUKS. Bootloader must be on USB. QUESTION Does the speed of USB-device matter? Does the system contiously use the bootloader to ...
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Why my rescued PDFs forms are empty?

First, I'm no expert, so don't assume I know much about data recovery. I'm using ddrescue and photorec to try to rescue files from a USB stick. It's a 32GB stick that has no more partition information ...
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What are the [internal] steps involved in making USB drive 'bootable'?

Whenever I have to install a new Linux distro, I create a bootable USB from the distro image using some specialized program like UNetBootin. Recently, I tried to do for Fedora using 'dd' command, but ...
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USB Stick recognized but not mountable

I have a USB Stick which is recognized by my laptop but there is no partition to mount. The device is listed in /dev/ as sdb but no partition /dev/sdb1. fdisk -l also displays nothing about /dev/sdb. ...
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How to properly mount a USB flash drive from the console?

I want to know what are the mount options that I require to mount a USB flash drive. sudo mount -t auto -L ultra_fit ~/usb_flash -o ? I mount it and when I try to cd to a folder within the drive, it ...
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What can I do to stress test a new USB harddrive?

I'm running ubuntu desktop 14.04. I bought a 2TB USB3 seagate harddrive, but after a week it started producing I/O errors and I was unable to recover any data (I lost quite a lot). So, now I have a ...
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Why are my USB flash drives not working well under Linux and Windows?

Let me explain my question better: I am a Linux user (Fedora 20) and regularly need to use USB flash drives to carry files I will need to open in Windows computers in College, and the other way ...
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Why do I have to insert USB storage twice to mount it?

Often, I insert my USB storage into my computer and it will not mount. I can see the USB drive recognised in KDE's panel, but it will not be mounted. I can click on the "mount" button in the panel, ...
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Booting linux from USB flash drive

I have a lenovo desktop and a lenovo laptop, both running windows 8.1. I downloaded the ubuntu 14.10 iso file, burnt it to a installation CD. Then install it on my desktop harddisk. Everything ...
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How to get a Seagate 2 TB USB drive automounted?

I got a Seagate Backup Plus 2 TB sometime back. I tried getting it to be auto-mounted and read by Nautilus.caja or any other file-browser. The external HDD is ntfs and I have installed ntfs-3g. I have ...
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access to USB drive broken after changing uid

Since changing my uid I no longer have the permissions to see a USB hardrive/stick that is automatically mounted at /media/USERNAME. Nautilus gives the message Unable to open a folder for ...
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Mount android device 4.0.4 on linux

I am trying to mount a Samsung Galaxy S2 as a mass storage device onto an uptodate Arch Linux setup. On the Android phone I have done the following Settings -> More -> USB Utilities -> USB mass ...
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Re-initialize a damaged USB stick without recovering data

I have a USB stick which seems damaged (see below). When it is mounted (automatically or not), it is in read-only mode. I would like to format (or do whatever action) to get a "new" USB stick, that I ...
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USB connected devices info

In my project, I need a list with all connected usb drives and some data about(name, format, size, label, if it is mounted or not, where is mounted) All this data is parsed by a php script then stored ...
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Why does Linux use SCSI drivers for non-SCSI devices? [duplicate]

Looking at what block device commands like lsblk or blkid return it seems that linux HDD support SCSI drivers regardless of the type of the devices, like a USB flash driver that is presented as ...
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Raspbian: USB storage device name changing after USB device power cycle

I'm running Raspbian 7.4 on a Raspberry PI that has two USB storage devices connected to it. This Raspberry PI will remain running during a power failure because it has console cable connected to it ...
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Mount an USB: dmesg shows nothing

I'm trying to mount a USB-drive. However, it seems that my Linux (Debian) doesn't recognise it at all (and any other usb-drive), though it powers it. The usb-hubs are OK, because I was able to boot ...
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How to create dual mode usb liux, bootable and startable directly from a Windows OS as virtual machine

I have found many tutorials about create a bootable live Linux image, but I whant to create a very particular USB-linux pendrive that allows me -to boot Linux image using the native harware if ...
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USB forcely turn write protection off

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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nm-applet (the little computer) does not show up in my system tray after a fresh install of Debian Jessie Beta 2

I just installed Jessie Beta 2 using the amd64 DVD images, rather than netinst images, and fresh out of the box, nm-applet doesn't show up in the system tray. The little computer right next to the ...
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Completely disable / deactivate USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have some Ubuntu 10.04 based portable touchscreen computers at workplace and sometimes people would use USB data cable to charge their phones from the USB port. Now I have usb storage access ...
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Connect Asus Zenfone 5 to Linux box

I have Asus Zenfone 5 phone and now I want to connect the device to my Debian 7 via USB to mount inner phone storage as external disk. So after it was connected I see in logs: dmesg [79836.644019] ...
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How to unmount flash drive gparted says busy

I have a 4GB usb storage drive that I cannot save files to. I have copied the information I want from it, so now I would like to rescue is as a freshly formatted drive, if that is possible. There is ...
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How to install Debian onto a flashdrive

I actually want my 4GB flash-drive to be the OS and for it to be transfer in-between any machine. I have tried to follow Debian's website, and I couldn't figure it out. I had my friend make my ...
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How do I get ata-style IDs in /dev/disk/by-id to work for USB disks?

I have USB drive dock that I'm plugging SATA drives into. The way they show up in /dev/disk/by-id seems to be dependent on whether the drive has a partition table (usb if not, ata if yes). This makes ...
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How to access Flash drives in CLI mode?

I have fedora 20 64bit and for unknown reason I cannot boot on graphical mode. I have very important files for my project there. How can I copy those files to my USB flash ? How can I find my USB in ...
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Cannot mount external USB drive

I'm on Debian Jessie and I have an external USB drive with NTFS. I plugged it into my Raspberry Pi, which then spontaneously restarted (probably the power consumption was too high for the adapter I'm ...
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Why do LiveUSBs use squashfs (and similar) file systems?

Every LiveUSB I have encountered so far uses squashfs or some similar method of "faking" and ext4 file system, while actually keeping the partition type already found on the USB flash drive. Why ...
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Create own Linux OS on USB Flash drive

Is it possible to create your own Linux OS right onto a USB drive? I know you can just download a Linux distro onto a USB thumbdrive and plug it into a computer and run it from the USB, but I'd like ...
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Can Linux be configured to wait for USB storage to be reattached instead of returning I/O error

If a usb_storage device is physically detached from an Ubuntu machine while it is still mounted, any attempt to access the file system will produce an I/O error. Is there some way to configure Linux ...
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Access USB drive on Ubuntu server

I'm currently using a Ubuntu 14.04 server with command line access only. My .html files are on my Windows and I want to transfer them. What is the path in my Ubuntu server to get into my external ...
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Is there a udev attribute/something that determines whether a device is a USB drive or not?

I am trying to create a UDEV rule to match/allow the use of USB devices. However, there is a twist. I want to be able to use only USB mass storage. Is there a unique UDEV parameter that can be used ...
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mounting removable USB disks with nodev,noexec,nosuid

When I want to use a USB disk on my desktop, I insert the disk and mount it manually, for example: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb I know that I can specify mount options with -o, such as mount -o ...
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How do I temporarily extract a flash drive or HDD in Linux?

Suppose I mounted a disk in this way: mount /dev/sdb /mnt/tmp I have some files opened on this filesystem and don't want to unmount it. However I want to temporarily extract the device, then ...
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How to use Debian in USB boot-able process

I am totally new to the Debian universe and want to use a USB stick so as to download, burn and then install Debian on a PC I got. I read the documentation of Debian online ...
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unable to format usb drive

I'm trying to read an usb drive that until a few day ago seemed to be perfectly working. Today windows started to be unable to access or modify its content. Trying to reformat it with linux (arch ...
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Safely removing flash USB drive

On CentOS (5.5 and others) I need to transfer quite big files to a FAT32 USB flash drive to get the data on a Windows 7 machine (each file is below 4GB, so I guess FAT32 shouldn't be an issue then). ...
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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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mount is not executed when called by udev

I tried to create some udev rules to mount and unmount my USB flash drives; the rules for the moment are very simple: ACTION=="add",KERNEL=="sd[b-z]",RUN+="/root/scripts/plug_flash_drive.sh %k" ...
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Monitor history of USB flash drives

I have to setup a monitoring system for our internet server, to monitor which USB Flash Drives (Pen Drives) are mounted and unmounted and when.(This is to avoid misuse, and to capture which ...
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No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I have copied, as usual, the iso into usb disk (/dev/sdc): sudo dd bs=4M if=archlinux-2014.08.01-dual.iso of=/dev/sdc But when I boot to my new PC, it shows: ISOLINUX 6.03 6.03-pre18* EHDD ...
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USB drive Dell does not work on Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 on Sony Vaio. I got one USB Dell external disk 1tb as this one. But when I connect nothing happens. (even I can feel with my hand that it is running) From dmesg I got [ ...
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How to give more power to a USB device (error -110)?

I’m trying to mount an external hard drive (2.5", USB, no separate power supply) on Debian 7, but it gives me (in dmesg as well as when trying to boot with the device connected) errors like: ...
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Rotate screen using udl driver (DisplayLink) on Ubuntu 14.04?

Recently got a DisplayLink device, it works, but I would like to rotate counter-clockwise. Apparently the driver does not allow rotation (tried via gnome-shell and xrandr). Searching on google I ...