I bought a usb drive flash drive (pendrive) Kingston 8GB: And i have a problem: In windows XP, the drive is recognized but when i click appears a message: "Insert a disk in drive X: " So, when i plug the same drive in fedora 12, nothing happen.
I have a usb flash drive plugged in to my newly created Ubuntu system. A df command shows this: george@george-laptop:~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sdi1 231594420 8825300 211004724 5% / none 1025976 436 1025540 1% /dev none 1030196 664 1029532 1% /dev/shm none 1030196 212 1029984 1% /var/run none 1030196 0 1030196 0% /var/lock none 1030196 0 1030196 0% /lib/init/rw /dev/sdj1 7808768 17152 7791616 1% /media/8G FLASH george@george-laptop:~$ How do I change my directory to the flash drive? CD doesn't work.
I made a persistent install of Ubuntu on a flash drive. I made changes to that installation. The software (Unetboontin) sets this all up. I think it partitions it for you. How do I image that flash drive to another flash drive?
Back in Febuary, my wife bought a Toshiba Satilite from Wal-Mart and a few days ago the hard drive got toasted. So now I'm using an 8gig usb drive as the boot drive. I also have 2 other flash drives for downloads and such but overall I am very pleased.
I'm running 11.04 32 bit and was wandering if 64 bit made a difference. I've got 4 gigs of ddr3. It's slow to boot, but once it's running, it's faster then Windows 7. Very nice.
Is there anything I should chage, use, since I'm running it off a flash drive??
I have 3 seperat drives, 2 x 16 gigs and an 8 gig, and was wandering which one would be best for booting off of? What do I look for??
Here's what I got:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 9602 00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
i've suddenly got problems with flash - it was working fine until a cuple of days ago.i have flash 10.1.82. 76 ubuntu0.10.04.2 on ubuntu 10.04, but videos and other flash sites tell me i need to upgrade to the latest flash version 10.i've tried flash-aid, which seems to run ok but i still have the problem.at the same time, i can suddenly only run firefox tools > add-ons in safe mode - if i choose tools > addons in normal mode, fx locks up completely, and finally gives me the option to force quit. i've tried re-enabling add-ons one at a time, but no problem until i come out of safe mode.i'm wondering if this is a firefox problem rather than ubuntu or flash. my firefox is 3.6.8
I bought an 8GB flash drive because my D drive doesn't read DVDs. Anyway, my goal is to install Linux ubuntu and have it be my OS (replacing Windows XP). Last night I went to the Ubuntu homepage and downloaded the Ubuntu desktop edition 32-bit and put it on my flash drive. I followed the instructions on how to open and run it, but I was never asked about whether I want Linux to run side by side with Windows or if I want it to replace Windows. It downloaded the whole program, my computer restarted and then (on a black screen) it asked if I wanted to use Windows XP Home Edition or Linux Ubuntu. It's really frustrating because it took a while to download and install it in the first place AND to top that off, when I tried to use Ubuntu it went to a black screen and at the top said that there was an error. So I uninstalled all the ubuntu program and software and now I have a clean slate and want to try this again. I am a complete n00b. Could someone please walk me through how I can go about downloading (w/ links plz), installing and making ubuntu my ONLY OS on my computer via a flash drive? I'm desperate and I don't want to go through all of that and make the same mistake again!
I have a Transcend 4GB USB flash drive that suddenly stopped working. However, when I insert it into the USB slot, the light on the drive glows, but I'm unable to mount the drive, neither does ubuntu detect it.I disconnected the flash drive, and then run `dmesg | tail`. The result was this :
[ 623.940610] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices [ 623.940928] usb-storage: device found at 6 [ 623.940931] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
I'm trying to create a bootable install of Ubuntu 10.04 which boots off an 8GB Kingston DataTraveler USB stick. I used the latest Universal USB installer from pendrivelinux to install it, and I used the I386 ISO of Ubuntu 10.04. It successfully installed to the USB stick and I enabled 4GB of persistence. However, when I put it into any machine it gives me the following message:
Mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: No such device (initramfs) Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs I tried redoing it, and redoing it without persistence enabled, but still no luck.
Fedora 14 is used throughout the whole problem. The problem started when I wanted to install Fedora 15 DVD by making a bootable USB key. The size of the USB stick is 8 GB. The problem happened when I (following the tutorial) wrote the line [URL]... livecd-iso-to-disk command associated with the path to the ISO DVD and the partition on the USB stick. the USB stick has the device name /dev/sdb , 1 partition sdb1.
I then noticed that it was mentioned to unmount the USB drive before doing this command. so, while the terminal had written in it "Checking" , I pressed CTRL+C to stop the execution and then pressed on the arrow beside the device in the computer window (Which I think that it unmounts the device). The actual problem started here. I then tried to mount the device but couldn't, It said the device was not found. so I removed the drive and inserted it again, the OS didn't automount the USB drive, I tried to manually mount it but it said the device is not found or doesn't exist. then I used fdisk -l, It said that the sdb didn't have a valid partition table. Also the size of the device is wrongly reported. It should be 8 GB but it is reported to be 2 TB?!
I think the wrong partition table made it think that it has a certain number of sectors which isn't real,that made it think that the device is 2 TB large....
I have an old P4 system with a Sil3112a PCI SATA card which works fine for convetional hard drives. I have been testing a Kingston SSD for a couple of weeks now. I have done several tests today with GParted on the Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD and the Gparted LiveCD. I can create any number of NTFS partitions of any size and format them as NTFS. The response is quick. Gparted creates and formats NTFS in a couple of seconds.
But try to create a partition with anything other than NTFS or Linux Swap, and it crashes the disk or its controller. Gparted no longer sees the Kingston SSD. Plug it out and in again and hey presto its still alive only to accept many more NTFS partitions, but none ext2 etc.
mke2fs has similar issues. It hangs for a while, then says complete, but its really just times out. The disk is no longer visible. I opened a case with Kingston saying I could not format ext4, and they wanted to know which version of Windows 7 I had. Have they got a secret deal with someone, or are they just releasing 2nd rate products?
Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 (don't suggest an upgrade - it works!) I'm trying to setup a script which updates some software on the hard drive from a directory on a USB Flash drive.After I've plugged in the USB drive and seen it recognised by automount:
ls -l /vol/USBDISKB
OK - shows me the directory and files.
#!/bin/bash if [ -d /vol/USBDISKB ]; then echo "Found USB drive" else
i installed Slackware 13.1 64 bits in a asus laptop and until now everything is running ok. But when i tried to mount a usb pendrive, i just can mount it as root;well, i thought there would be no problem, i will change permissions with chmod and everyone could access, read and write on it the command :
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/kingston
and making ls -l the result is :
drwx------ 1 root root 12288 Dec 8 17:20 kingston
so next i wrote (as root):
chmod 777 -R kingston
and the message was "Operation not supported" i tried also changing the ownership permission :
I used a Kingston 8Gb flash drive as a live usb recently (copied the live iso image over using dd). I am done with the installations and all but seem to have a problem. i cannot format my flash drive. It now shows as a live CD (800 or so mb). Is there a way to fix the partition table back? I guess if i copy a partition table image from some other 8 gb drive that might fix the problem but i dont have any other flash drives. Is there a solution possible or am i stuck with a live usb forever
So i have a 16Gb Flash Drive and well i was wondering if i can make my ubuntu bootable from my flashdrive. SO if i go somewhere i have my Ubuntu with me with the programs installed in it. SO can i do this on my FlashDrive? if so how?
if there was a program where a flash drive can be used as a cd. The reason I asked is I used cd-writing programs (Brasero, k3b, etc) for music cds to rip into lossless formats (AAC and FLAC), and it sometimes does not come out right from ripping. And thought writing to the flash drive would get rid of those little errors in the songs since there are no moving parts..
I'm running Xubuntu 9.10 on an older machine. I've got a flash drive (called "TF_FLASH") plugged into a USB hub. I am using simplebackup to backup my documents (I'm writing my thesis and that is really the only important thing on this computer).
The problem I am having is this: simplebackup will run and backup my files once or twice (I have it set up to go overnight). After that, though, the name of the flash drive changes (from "TF_FLASH" to "TF_FLASH_" - note the extra underscore at the end). So, simplebackup cannot find the drive. If I go into the settings of simplebackup and change the backup destination to "TF_FLASH_" it will work once or twice, but the drive will change to "TF_FLASH__" - again an additional underscore.
I don't know if the name change is being caused by Xubuntu, simplebackup, or some other method. The USB hub is a cheap one, but I don't think that's the problem (my mouse is plugged in and continues to function, etc.).
I am trying to use a Sandisk 2 GB USB flash drive to boot this system but the system is ignoring the drive. The system boots fine from the CD or from the first hard disk.
Here are some details:
ASUS P6T SE mother board Cooler Master HAF case Ubuntu v 9.10 64 bit Sandisk 2GB USB flash drive
I have plugged the flash drive into a convenient front panel USB connector, right next to where the floppy drive is plugged in. I used the USB Startup Disk Creator to copy a disk file containing Ubuntu 9.04 Live CD onto the flash drive, then I used install-mbr on that drive. I can use the usual tools such as nautilis to examine the contents of the flash drive, and for fdisk -l I get:
Disk /dev/sdh: 2000 MB, 2000682496 bytes 64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 969 cylinders Units = cylinders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes
which seems to say that the flash drive is bootable. I am suspecting that the problem is in the mother board and/or BIOS. The BIOS is set up to boot in the following order: CDROM, removable device, first hard disk. I thought that "removable device" included USB drives but the system seems to ignore that drive. There are lots of USB connectors in this system. There is a keyboard, a mouse , a loudspeaker set, a floppy drive, and the aforementioned USB flash drive plugged into various USB connectors on both the front and back sides of the cabinet.