Questions tagged [usb-drive]

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Kali bootable USB not enough space

I have a bootable Kali USB with the size of 64GB. When I tried to apt-get install something, it showed error You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.. How can I solve this? (I ...
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usb issues, data values and blocked writing?

I have a usb issue that keeps happening with locking up the usb after a second or 2 from write/delete, or it reads with false data levels, but also other data formats don't work as they lock the usb ...
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Laptop don't see usb with iso when booting

I want to install Linux Manjaro from my boot pendrive on my HP Pavilion 15. I burn ISO on pendrive with Rufus program (MBR, BIOS / UEFI, FAT32) on my PC. Boot from USB is first option. When in my ...
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Recover Data from Formatted USB (HFS -> GPT)

I was applying this command on Wrong External HD diskutil eraseDisk MS-DOS GPT /dev/disk3 Now, I want to know, how to recover my files with structure... Before Format /dev/disk3 (internal, ...
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HDD disconnects after random intervals on raspberry pi 4

I have a 2.5" hard drive connected to my raspberry pi4 usb 3.0 port (it draws power from the raspberry pi). I have used my drive on windows machines before and had 0 problems. After connecting to the ...
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Partitions not showing up and gnome-disks not turning on

I've recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Linux Ubuntu and had some issues with it. Everything was fine, but yesterday my Windows Partitions just disappeared from Files application. I had 2 other ...
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usb stick not recognised by system

I have a Kingston USB stick that when attached to my Linux box it cannot get recognized. In fdisk -l I cannot see the drive. In dmesg it has the following: [ 236.538939] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB ...
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Bad RIP value: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Suddenly facing kernel panic, not sure what I could've done. Perhaps a forceful shutdown? This is Tails OS booting off of a USB drive. It contains crucial data, at minimum I would like to recover it. ...
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How to make “CD-ROM” emulation using USB mass-storage device?

I have a USB-disk that shows this when connected: [262821.796343] scsi 6:0:0:0: CD-ROM General USB Flash Disk 1100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 [262821.796697] scsi 6:0:0:1: Direct-Access General ...
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Run Script On A (Music)Keyboard

I am asking this here because I believe my (musical) keyboard, a KORG PA4X, runs a form of linux kernel. The keyboard has a usb slot to access different beats and styles. Is there a way to code a usb ...
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Issues in Kali when connecting USB Wifi

I have installed Kali Linux on a VM on macOS 14 (Mojave) and I read that some of the kali tools will not connect to the host machines network card. I do not want to dual boot my Mac with Kali Linux. I ...
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Mounting NTFS USB drive on Debian with ntfs-3g

I formatted a USB drive with NTFS on Win and I'd like to use it on Debian. When I try to mount it by clicking the icon in Thunar, I get Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed ...
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Create multiboot USB drive from Debian (Linux+Windows & BIOS+UEFI)

I'm trying to create a multiboot USB drive that supports UEFI and BIOS legacy boot with (at least) Windows 10 and Debian 9 on it from Debian (sid). Is it possible ? If so, what is the tool/process to ...
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GRUB encrypted /boot fails to open after migration

I have a system that still boots legacy but has root on a NVMe drive, so it requires a USB drive to boot from and mount root. This USB drive is encrypted. Recently, the USB drive has started giving ...
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USB drive device name missing partition number

How does Linux determine the partition number on USB drives (/dev/sdX**#**)? There is a brand of USB drives that when inserted into Linux don't install with a partition number. For example, they ...
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Corrupted external 500GB WD drive just won't mount - repairable? [closed]

I have a corrupted USB HDD which crashes my Windows 10, if I try and open the drive in explorer. I believe I might be able to save it with linux and I tried this: Repairing with ntfsfix and this: ...
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Nextcloud client cannot upload

I my nextcloud client in Linux keeps saying Not allowed because you don't have permission to add files in that folder path/to/file.doc even though the directory is set to permissions 777. The ...
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Read filesystem before/during boot

I'd like to create a bootable USB stick which checks whether a certain file is located on the hard disk of the system it is plugged in to. If this file is present the OS on the stick should be booted ...
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How to change the device label of a USB stick? [duplicate]

I have done some research on this and found this question many times. However, all the answers I have found only address how to change a partition label. I am talking about what is reported by lsblk -...
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Can't mount encrypted disk from old cryptsetup

I've got a very old USB disk, on which there's a very old encrypted partition. It mounts as /dev/sdb1 On a newish box (with cryptsetup 1.7.3), I can attach to it with: cryptsetup -c aes-plain -s ...
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Copying large files to a USB stick

When I mount a USB stick and use rsync to copy a relatively large file onto it (cp has the same results, but progress bars are nice), it succeeds under 10 seconds. Then umounting hangs for a few ...
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How do I automount usb drives in Linux (Debian)?

With every new release the way to automount USB drives in Linux seems to change (fortunately I'm using Debian, so I'm only losing a few days on this every 2 years). We used to have usbmount, udisks, ...
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USB not working on Ubuntu

The USB ports in my notebook don't work for my kindle and my pendriver. Although they work with my cellphone. I tried running fdisk -l and all the sdb partitions are missing. But if I run lsusb the ...
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Balena Etcher flashes USB-stick into wierd format?

I used Etcher to flash Pop!_OS 19.10 to my USB-stick in Windows. After the process was done, Windows did not recognize the USB anymore. When I plugged it into my Linux Mint laptop, it showed up as 2 ...
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Xubuntu entry stuck in BIOS

So I tried to use ra1nstorm today (if you don’t know what that is, it’s a tool that installs Xubuntu to run using an installer from within Windows, which makes a partition creating the install image), ...
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USB ports not working on Gentoo 4.19.27

I'm running a freshly compiled Gentoo 4.19.27-r1. lspci | grep USB returns: 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21) lsusb returns nothing dmesg | ...
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Cannot copy to NTFS USB drive via nemo in Mint 19.1

I have a USB stick previously used for LinuxMint 19.1 Cinnamon liveUSB. Having finished with the installation, I've removed all liveUSB partitions and a partition table and created a single NTFS ...
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Installing a linux OS on a usb drive without iso image from a CD/DVD!

I was wandering if that's even possible! The other day my hdd crashed and it got me into thinking what if I could install a full OS on a usb (not live os though) from my cd/dvd that I had. So I fired ...
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USB write protection: detect hardware fail

I'm struggling with an old USB that is mounted in read only. I've tried to set the bit of read only to 0, but no fortune. How can i be sure that is related to a hardware fail?
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How do I find out whether my hard disk is connected via USB-2 or USB-3?

My system disk is an external USB device that does not show up here (it is a 240GB San disk). ➤ lsusb Bus 004 Device 005: ID 05ac:8242 Apple, Inc. Built-in IR Receiver Bus 004 Device 008: ID 05ac:...
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services are started before their filesystems had been mounted

Dear systemd experts, I have Cubietruck A20 system with Armbian kernel 4.19.62 and the rest of packages taken from Debian 10 Buster armhf, systemd is 241-7~deb10u2. To save my boot microSD card from ...
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Recovering files from kind of recognized USB drive

I have got an USB drive which I can't mount anymore. using ls -rtl /dev/disk/by-id shows me the drive usb-verbatim -> ../../sdc Trying to mount it using mount /dev/sdc /mnt/usb fails "no ...
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Unable to mount a gpt partitioned external USB drive in Ubuntu 19.04

I'm trying to mount an external Toshiba USB drive in Ubuntu 19.04. No entry appears in the file manager gui when the drive is plugged in. fdisk shows... ewan@tiny:~$ sudo fdisk -l ... Disk /dev/sdb: ...
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How to get the serial number of the pen drive in bash

cat /proc/scsi/usb-storage/27 ------------------ Host scsi27: usb-storage Vendor: SanDisk Product: Cruzer Blade Serial Number: 4C530000230331109030 Protocol: Transparent SCSI ...
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How to reconnect a logically disconnected (but still physically connected) USB hard drive after a reboot in CentOS 7?

I assumed it would just show up again, like it did after initially plugging in, but it seems after issuing a reboot command the drive is no longer visible. Before I rebooted the only place I could ...
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How to mount connected USB external HDD in CentOS 7?

All of the guides I've found say the first thing to do is to run fdisk -l, to identify the disk. Sadly it doesn't seem to show up on fdisk for me. Next I checked dmesg, which gives this output: [...
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Connecting USB external hard drive to a server in a datacenter - how to ensure that it works?

I've bought a pair of Seagate Expansion 4TB 2.5" drives, with the intention of posting them to my webhost (Hetzner in Germany) for them to connect so I can use them as bandwidth rather than try to ...
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Install Linux Mint on Laptop SSD - How without OS etc?

I don't know much about computers, but I have Linux Mint installed on a laptop and it has a HDD and I would like to swap it to an SSD. A) How do I install the Linux system without an operating ...
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USB device driver [closed]

I Wrote a USB device driver for STM32h7 and register the device as GPIO by using Struct gpio_chip structure. my questions are here: I configure usb peripheral in NUCLEO-H743ZI board to CUSTUM HID ...
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Create bootable and writeable Fedora USB-Stick

I'm trying to create a bootable and writeable USB-stick with Fedora 30, because on the one side I want to be able to add and modify a Kickstart-File and on the other side I want to install additional ...
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Full 16+ DVD Linux Debian 10 / buster on one USB 128GB drive

I know I can install the first Linux Debian DVD on a USB flash drive, but I'd like to install all 16 + 2 update DVDs worth on a handful of PCs, so that I don't have to create 18 DVDs, etc. and insert ...
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VirtualBox Kali Leafpad doesn't create an icon file on the desktop. Why not? (Command line ls shows the file exists in that directory)

I'm doing Kali/Metasploitable homework for my Pentest+ course. I don't own a printer and would like to transfer reports to usb. As a test i created a leafpad file on the Desktop. All is good, but it ...
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Corrupted USB Media

Hi Guys I have two identical USB Drives that behave identically wrong... After copying a bunch of files I unmounted them and it after 15mins of waiting for the write cache (while the cpu load is at ...
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Why am I seeing an EFI partition when I created a FAT on my external USB hub?

I am connecting a 4-bay HDD hub (FANTEC QB-35US3-6G) via USB to my Raspberry Pi. I have two disks inside the hub and formated them as FAT. The formating I did on a Mac because I was not able to see ...
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Command from Debian installation manual not working

I need to install Debian 10 from a USB stick (new computer doesn't have a CD/DVD drive). I'm in a neighbor machine with an Ubuntu 18 derivative. The Debian installation manual says: The CD or DVD ...
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Formatting a problematic USB Drive

So, today I partitioned my 8GB USB stick in 2 partitions (5-3 GB). In the 3GB partition I launched the dd if=/path/to/file of=/dev/sdcX; sync command (like written in the Debian site) to copy the ...
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How to Install Linux OS on USB Drive and Run it On Any PC

I would like to full install Linux on USB and use it in any computer. I tried to install it from a live USB installation using gparted first to clear the partittions. After that I created an ext4 ...
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How to inhibit auto-mounting a USB device? [duplicate]

I have a (probably vfat-formatted, but I don't think it matters) USB stick that I would like to not mount for security reasons (I will just dump the device image). However on any relatively modern ...
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SmartCard Driver problems for Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

I have tried a few different devices to authenticate with a CompanyCard (id Bridge), last attempt I bought the ACR39U-N1 PocketMate II Smart Card Reader. Information: Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 Drivers ...
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Linux: how to ensure it's possible to remove USB stick from commandline?

When working from command line I usually use an USB mass storage device with customary: sudo mount /dev/sde1 /mnt -o rw,umask=0000 ... use it... sudo umount /mnt This works fine IF you let the stick ...

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