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Mass storage device fails to mount

I bought a device that apparently is meant to be used as mass storage. When plugging it on my linux machine, it doesn't mount and I get those errors: [ 2603.332019] usb 2-5: new full-speed USB ...
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Slow USB 3 write speed

Writing to my USB 3 thumb drive (SanDisk Extreme SDCZ80-064G-FFP) is very slow on Linux: 1 GB takes longer than 200s. Using Windows (dual-boot on the same computer), the same 1 GB file can be copied ...
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Automount USB sticks on fedora 22

I need to automount any USB stick that gets connect to any USB port. I am running Fedora 22. I thought this would be straightforward but it is taking a while for me to set up. The tutorial I find when ...
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Can I safely remove my USB drive when my machine is suspended?

I often suspend my laptop with a USB drive still mounted. What I would like to do is store my laptop away and of course, the USB drive is in the way. So I was thinking of removing the USB drive and ...
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Practical method to safely use a USB stick on daily basis for Linux

Which practical method exist for safely using a USB stick on a daily basis, for Linux-based systems (e.g. Ubuntu) ? With emphasis over the following: I'm well aware that nothing is 100% secure ...
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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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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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Eject USB drives / eject command

I know that the eject command can be used to eject almost any hardware component attached, but can it be used to eject USB drives? Is it possible to eject USB drives and external HDD's with the eject ...
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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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having troubles booting yumi multiboot on my windows 10 pc with a sandisk ultra usb 3.0 flash drive

I have been trying to multi-boot Linux distros on my MSI WS60 Windows 10 pc with a new 64gb Ultra 3.0 SanDisk flash drive. I have tried to troubleshoot the fast boot with Windows 10 and format the ...
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Can't get usb ethernet adapter running under CentOS 6 minimal

I have a cheap usb adapter and using it on a minmal CentOS 6.7 box, when I plug in the adapter it's recognized as usb device but not as ethernet adapter, although I've loaded these kernel modules: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How can I create a script to do not mount pendrives for some time?

I'm new to Linux (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04) and I want to create a script to deny pendrive mounting. What I want: root user deny pendrive mounting to everybody except him for 4 hours. More: how to ...
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How to mount USB Pendrive - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a new ssd (no Windows operating system installed). Everything looks fine except that I cannot see a USB pendrive when I attach it to the usb port. How do I ...
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Kingston DataTraveler G4 128GB USB 3.0 doesn't work with Debian

My Debian seems to have issues working with Kingston DataTraveler G4 128GB USB 3.0 pendrive. dmesg log when I stick it in: [ 1189.305742] usb-storage 4-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ ...
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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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How to install more than one OS on a pendrive?

I have a Windows 10 laptop. While I want to use Linux based OS I don't want to partition my HD or remove Windows OS. So I thought of installing Ubuntu on a 64gb pendrive and running the OS from it. ...
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openSUSE Leap 42.1 won't boot install as dual boot (works fine in VM)

I have a Leap 42.1 ISO which I have imaged to a USB drive using USBImage on Windows 10. When I tried to boot from USB the first time I got the following message: Trust openSUSE Certificate Do you ...
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Monitor health of HDD/SSD without S.M.A.R.T

Some hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) do not provide S.M.A.R.T. data. This seems to be especially true of cheap USB HDDs. My question is: on a typical GNU/Linux system, can the ...
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Installing opensuse via USB

Can anyone explain BRIEFLY how to install OpenSUSE via USB? I searched in lot of forums, but I couldn't find anything helpful. Moreover, there was something written about installing it with the ...
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Linux usb-drive write cache

Is there any way to change the way the Linux kernel handles external storage and the external storage cache? Every time I copy something to it, the copy process seen from userspace seems really fast. ...
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Installing Kali on a USB drive - NOT Live USB or Persistence partition

Greeting's, to clarify; my question is not creating a Live USB drive or a persistence partition but creating a USB with GRUB bootloader (or other) and Kali which can be used on any machine. This is ...
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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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Error occured with USB modem

I have MPC8309 Tower Board and connected USB Modem to it and then established Async PPP on Modem, now I started applying ping from different terminal from my laptop by applying nat commands and ...
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Bash holding onto lock of usb drive, bug?

I notice that bash seems to want to hold locks on my Truecrypt USB drive that has been accessed, even when no access process is actually occurring. When I try to mount the drive I get various "device ...
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How to image a CentoS 7 i386 ISO to a USB device?

Usually if I want to image a CentOS 7 ISO (or any Linux ISO for that matter) to a USB device, I do this via dd as follows dd if=CentOS.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M However I've tried this method with a ...
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Run centos 7 from usb flash drive

I've setup a system with 2 x 64GB usb flash drives as boot/root devices. The current installation looks like this: /boot on mdadm raid1 xfs / on btrfs raid1 no swap This works - os installed and ...
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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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Installing Kali on a Dual partition USB

I have been looking for a couple of days now but can't reach a solution to my problem. (Just for the record, i am a complete noob when it comes to Linux based systems.) I have a 32GB Kingston ...
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Why does “ls” sporadically output only “.” in the root directory of an external drive?

In the root directory of my USB flash drive, sometimes when I run ls, the output is normal and it lists the files. At other times, the output is simply one line: $ ls . If I try ls -la at one of ...
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Can't understand if my USB stick is buggy

I have a USB stick of 16Gb, Verbatim, that is valuable for me as a gift as much as a tool. Lately I had a problem - a file I have carried over on that stick was damaged. So I have run badblocks -wsv ...
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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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USB Stick with bootable iso build with PinguyBuilder does not boot

I have build a bootable iso image with PinguyBuilder. The image does boot fine from cd. Now I have created a bootable pen-drive from that image with rufus. The pen-drive shows the grub/isolinux boot ...
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usb linux format

I have a Usb drive and that is connected to a laptop running Linux (Mint). As soon as I install some software in it (USB memory) seems like it recognizes it as a windows partition and doesn't install ...
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BitLocker Use and Linux

Is it possible to have BitLocker enabled on a USB device and still be able to access files from the device within Linux? I have a drive I need to keep encrypted but need to access on both Linux and ...
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Safely remove USB Drive (Kindle) from command line

I am trying to safely remove my Kindle from the command line but, so far, all my attempts have left the Kindle in "USB Drive Mode". This is not the case when I have safely removed the Kindle via the ...
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Btrfs - Using Flash Drive as Backup/Snapshot Location

I am working on a project where I have a small MiniITX PC running Debian Jessie (8.3) When I installed the OS initially: I chose the filesystem as btrfs. I am not using LVM or any extra partitions ...
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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 ...
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Why does it take so long to detect an usb stick?

I'm writing an initramfs-script and want to detect usb-sticks as fast as possible. When I insert an usb 2.0 stick, the detection of idVendor, idProduct and USB class happens within 100 ms. But the ...
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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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USB only detected when connected to internet

For some reason, my laptop does not detect USBs at all unless I am connected to the internet. (I also am not very good at using Ubuntu, so I have no idea what could cause the problem.) Note: I have ...
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Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy

When re-partitioning the USB drive on CentOS 6.x getting following error and kindly advise to solve this. Disk /dev/sdb: 31.5 GB, 31466323968 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3825 cylinders Units = ...
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Portable linux with disk-encryption: Which type of storage is better? SD-CARD or USB-STICK

So, as stated above, I mainly address some people, which may have made some experience with a portable os and various storage-types. As we know, the good old HDD are the most durable types of disks. ...
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How to create a bootable Debian USB drive using Windows

I'm new to this forum so sorry if I have missed any details. I am running Windows 10 and I am starting to learn how to boot from USB devices. The following is what I want to do: I have a 16gb USB 3.0 ...
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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 do I transfer (to a usb drive) or read a .odt file in the command-line?

Currently my computer is not allowing me to start it up properly (guessing my hard drive is malfunctional), but I've figured out that Ctrl+Alt+(F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6,OR F7) allows me to access ...