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dosfsck of pendrive taking too long

I have started running sudo dosfsck -a in a 512 GB flash drive and it's already been running for almost 2 days. Is this at all normal? This is happening in a relatively new i5 laptop. I am running ...
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How to format 720k FAT (ie: MS-DOS) floppy on Linux using USB floppy drive

I have a USB 3.5" floppy drive connected to my Linux box. I've verified that it is /dev/sdh on my Linux box, and I can read Linux-formatted floppies from it. (I had an old ext2 floppy lying around.) ...
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Live USB local drives access

When I access PC in live USB Linux, I can also access local drives. How can I disable access to these drives with USB Linux only? I can access these drives in my local PC. I don't know where to ...
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pendrivelinux install on usb stick - only uses 5.8GB of a 14.7GB usb stick

I used http://www.pendrivelinux.com to build an installation of Linux Mint on a USB stick, so I could have a portable OS (mainly for work emergencies). It's installed, and works fine, but it's only ...
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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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Grub 2 multi image boot disk boots some images but restarts on others

The issue I'm having is that my bootable usb I have only works with certain boot images, to be more specific it will boot Ubuntu desktop iso images but not Ubuntu server. If I try to boot Ubuntu ...
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USB stick dosn't have a device file

I have a generic USB storage stick form Kingston which gets recognised as a USB device from Kingston. root@banana:~# lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0951:1665 Kingston Technology Bus 001 Device 001: ID ...
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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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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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Which ISO file, vmlinuz and initrd.gz to use for installing CentOS from Multiboot USB?

I have created a multiboot bootable USB with GRUB and used it to install Debian 8.1 successfully. A multiboot USB is one that contains the ISO images of multiple operating systems, with GRUB being ...
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4GB USB Stick is only 1.37GB now?

I wanted to put a .ISO file on my USB stick using dd. But, instead of using: dd if=/my/iso of=/dev/sdb I did dd if=/my/iso of=/dev/sdb1 first. And because I wanted to rectify my mistake, I also 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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Starting a script when a certain usb is inserted problems

I want to start a script when a certain usb flash drive is inserted. I had a python script in my home folder "test.py", I ran lsusb and found the vendorid and productid, I went to udev and made a rule ...
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NTFS formatting disabled while using Gparted in CentOS 7

I am using GParted for formatting my usb-device(a pendrive). And, I unmounted my device using the GUI program itself. The device doesn't show mounted anymore. When I try to format my ...
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USB Disk Read-only, cannot format - Turn off write-protection

I have a USB disk which does not allow me to format/mount/unmount or created partitions on it. Using dmesg | tail gives me the following result: I found this post on AskUbuntu and tried using ...
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how do I make a grub boot disk with multiple boot images

How do I use commands (I'm doing everything on Ubuntu) to create a bootable usb that displays a grub menu automatically when booted from, on that grub menu lists some boot images (downloaded from ...
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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 finally mount FAT16 USB flash drive

I have 4GB USB flash drive stick plugged into laptop on debian 8.1. It contains one bootable partition 2GB created and formatted as FAT16 in Windows. What only I did try everything didn't. Maybe I am ...
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How to find the page size of physical memories from userspace?

I want to understand the page size, sector size, block size (if applicable) of a usb flash drive. Is there a way for me to inspect those with Ubuntu? mount /dev/sda1 /mnt ? umount /dev/sda1 Edit ...
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How to move a PC's Debian to a USB and remain fully bootable?

I have a 64 GB USB 3.0 drive, to which I'd like to transfer (in terms of file system and grub2 bootability) the Debian Jessie installed on the SSD of my retina MacBook Pro. I am looking to do this in ...
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USB Kingston pendrive recognized by lsusb but is not assigned a /dev/sd* path

I installed Arch Linux on a USB 2.0 Kingston 16GB DTSE9 pendrive. At some point the system froze and required a cold reboot. After that the pendrive is not recognized or mounted anymore both on ...
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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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Cannot find directory & Cannot cd errors during usb mount openwrt

What I am trying to do: I have a TP-Link Router running OpenWRT. I have files on my router in the OpenWRT OS that I want to save to a flash drive. Steps to complete the task: 1. I navigated to the ...
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how to execute a script everytime any USB get mounted

I use a script that writes all mountpoints of my devices to a textfile using df. How can I execute my script everytime any device (especially USB) is mounted? script to execute: #!/bin/bash # save ...
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Confused about USB3 connection

My PC motherboard is a Gigabyte Z68A-d3-b3. It is supposed to have two USB3 ports and, indeed, there are two ports on the back panel that are specifically labeled USB3 and have blue connector inserts. ...
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how to make GRUB find modules on multiboot Linux LiveUSB?

background (skip to header=problem if you're expert on LiveUSBs, ISOs, GRUB2, etc) I'm setting up a multiboot/multiISO Linux LiveUSB as detailed here, which I intend for use on multiple hosts (i.e., ...
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Is it possible to burn a live image to a damaged pendrive?

I have a 16G pendrive that has some bad blocks: # f3read /media/morfik/224e0447-1b26-4c3e-a691-5bf1db650d21 SECTORS ok/corrupted/changed/overwritten Validating file 1.h2w ... ...
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USB 3 Flash disk detected as USB 2.10

I just received SanDisk 64Gb USB 3 Flash Drive. I tested it in Mac and it detects like USB 3 and gives 140MB/s read performance. I tested it in Windows in my notebook with dual boot Windows/Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arch doesn't boot up after Windows Update on Surface Pro 3

I am using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I have a persistent installation of Arch on a USB drive. It works very well on the Surface. The only problem I am facing is, whenever I run Windows Update, I am ...
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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 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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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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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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Error while Booting from USB in vitualbox from linux host machine (process:9494): GConf-WARNING

My host machine is linux mint. I was configuring to boot from usb in virtualbox. i run below commands: $mount In my case USB drive is /dev/sdb1 so i run: $ umount /dev/sdb1 create directory with ...
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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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How to differentiate USB flash drive and CD-ROM?

I want to differentiate an USB flash drive and a CD-ROM. My requirement is when I connect to a system only the CD-ROM should work, but not the USB key.
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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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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 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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How to Creat persistent Linux Mint on USB from windows

I'm new to Linux and really like it, but I need windows on my laptop also, so I thought a persistent Linux Mint on a usb drive would be the safest option. Looking for step-by-step directions to ...
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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, ...