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Save motion output in USB drive

I'm using a USB drive in my Raspberry to store my website. Now I want to also save my videos made with motion. I wasn't able also to save in a folder different from /tmp/motion so googling I found I ...
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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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Downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 in ubuntu

I have USB 2.0 device when I plugged this device into the USB 3.0 port of my system then system gets hanged, after researching many of the solutions says that you can downgrade USB 3.0 to USB 2.0. But ...
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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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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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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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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 is dd so slow on raw device, so fast on filesystem (writing on USB key)?

I have a USB key that I am trying to benchmark quick'n'dirty on Linux. dd on raw partition I'm testing write bandwith. I created a partition starting at sector 2048, then did a 4 GB sequential ...
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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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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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slitaz 4.0 grub2 loopback concatenate multiple initrd images

I'm trying to get slitaz 4.0 ISO to boot using a grub2 loopback on a multiboot USB; insmod font if loadfont /boot/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then insmod gfxterm # insmod efi_gop # insmod efi_uga ...
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How to properly use USB sticks on Linux and Windows machines? [migrated]

I've been a Linux user for about a year (Fedora 20) and have had a persistent problem with USB sticks (USB from now on for short) since then. I use my USB in both Linux and Windows machines, and my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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syslinux change partition from fat32 to fat16 on an usb stick

I wrote an .img file containing a custom debian distro to a usb stick via win32diskimager program. Unfortunately it doesn't boot on my older motherboard, returning: SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI ...
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How to reconnect a logically disconnected USB device?

It is possible for a USB storage device to become logically disconnected: the device is still plugged in, but is invisible from the operating system (e.g. it's not listed under /proc/bus/usb). Maybe ...
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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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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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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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USB external drive not working

I have an external usb drive that is not working properly: Jun 13 10:36:38 sleipneir kernel: [ 1022.548241] usb 1-3.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 28 Jun 13 10:36:38 ...
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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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Pen Drive Not detected in Linux

I inserted a new pendrive. The following is the dmesg output: [127321.248105] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9 [127321.380898] scsi11 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0 ...
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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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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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Automount external storage as user readable and writable in Debian XFCE?

I have Debian Wheezy installed with the latest XFCE desktop environment. In the XFCE settings, I specified that external media be automounted upon insertion. However, when I plug in my USB stick, it ...
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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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smartctl on external hdd inside ide-to-usb enclosure

I have a very old 2.5" IDE drive inside a USB enclosure that gives some buffer I/O error. I tried to use smartctl to see what SMART says about it, but I can't manage to make it work. Being root, if I ...
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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 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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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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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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GRUB on MBR of Windows-only internal drive, with distros on external drive

I think what I want to do is long and convoluted; then again, it might be somewhat easy, and I'm just overthinking it. Here's the setup I want to achieve: The internal drive (sda) is one giant ...
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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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IPCop v2.0.3 Install via USB

I have a SFF (Small Form Factor) PC that I am attempting to install IPCop v2.0.3 onto for use as a firewall in my home network. As it is SFF (Mini-ITX) it did not come with a disk drive and I do not ...
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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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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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Mounting USB drive that is not recognized

Using Arch Linux / XFCE, I frequently have problems with USB drives that are not properly mounted. Sometimes they automatically show up in Thunar and I can mount them with one click. However, at other ...
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How to salvage an unreadable usb flash drive

I have a 16GB USB flash drive that somehow got corrupted to the point in which even fdisk -l can't find it (I get a one-line error message saying: "Unable to open /dev/sdc") However, it is being ...
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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 ...