Ubuntu :: VirtualBox - Boot XP From USB Memory Stick?
Jun 14, 2010
I am new to ubuntu and linux in general, I've been using it for about a week and I like it very much. The only problem is that I have an ipod touch and I purchase music and video from the itunes store from the device. I can import music but not the items purchased as it is encrypted so I need to use itunes. I installed virtualbox so that I could use xp (only to allow me to use itunes) but as I have a netbook with no disk drive I want to boot from a usb memory stick. Virtualbox doesn't appear to allow this so I am a bit stuck.
I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 from a USB flash memory stick. It works fine until around 95%, where I get the following warning/error:
I click OK and the installer seems to finish nicely, except the terminal throws several errors along these lines (see photo):
I tried also with 10.04 LTS, the difference being that the install warning appears two or three times instead of once. Some results from googling (Ubuntu Forums, Ubiquity bug) suggest unchecking the initial update options. I am going to try this but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get the boot loader right (there seemed to be problems with this).
I have a USB modem which I used when I had Windows, this device is not compatible in any way with my Ubuntu installation. I was wondering if - rather than throw this in the trash - is it possible to reformat and use it as a USB Memory stick. Properties show it as having 23+ Gb of storage.
My new pc doesn't have a cd rom so I have to use a memory stick, usb hard driver or a SD card. So how do I install ubuntu? For some sh'itty reason I got windows vista installed here which is more frustrating then everything else I have tried.
My 16gb usb memory stick now fails to mount. The device can be seen in gparted but partition is shown as unknown. Tried to format but error message popped up "failed". The device is shown in dmesg see below. I had tried to use the device to create a bootable usb but this did not work and the problems happen there after.
dmesg: usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3 [41796.814297] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [41796.943922] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver... [41796.944228] scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I was having problems with bad sectors on a Sony memory stick--a couple of photos that we couldn't get off. So I installed testdisk and photorec and successfully got the photos off. That's the good news.
I decided I format the stick using testdisk. I unmounted it and formatted it (FAT) I don't know whether I re-mounted it, there was some message about rebooting.
In any event I now can't get the stick to show up *at all*, no matter what I do. testdisk doesn't seem to see it, it doesn't come up on my desktop when I plug the camera in. The camera doesn't recognize that it, my windows boxes don't see it either.
I've got a memory stick with encrypting software. How can I read (and write) this encrypted partition with my ubuntu 10.10? I'm sorry but i don't know what's the manufacture of this stick. I only know it looks like this (Of course no M$ -logo)There are sotfware named UFDutility.exe. Opening this I can read secured informations in Windows but in Ubuntu it only say: �The device is not plug-in�.
What can I do to correct the failure of the mount command to load the mem stick. In nautilus it reports that I do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Kingston". In user settings there is only one user: Robin. The user privileges are showing as all ticked except for send and receive faxes, and use tape drives.
In the group for Robin there is only one member: Robin. Group id is 1000. There are a lot of groups available on the system. They all show Robin as unticked as a group member. To what groups should I make Robin be a member, without compromising security? Using Ubuntu 11.04
Its a "Geek Squad" memory stick from Best Buy. There has been a couple of other times (recently) that it was not recognozed but after a couple of attempt it loaded. But today it is not showing up at all.
I have a 4 Gb memory stick which used to have OpenSuse on it but I don't use OpenSuse and wanted to use the stick for something else - for backing up my Mozilla Thunderbird installation. I thought that by re-formatting the stick, using a file obtainable from the HP web site, in connection with installing Linux on a memory stick, that it would leave me with an empty one but it hasn't; there is still a lot of OpenSuse stuff on it. How can I "empty" it so that I can use it to transfer my Ubuntu Thunderbird to another computer which is also running Ubuntu. I was going to open a terminal and type:
I have a problem booting anything from USB stick on my IBM Thinkpad T42. It used to run normally, I could even install Windows or Linux from it, but now it stopped working. This particular concern is about booting freshly installed Xubuntu version 9.04 off a Kingston 4GB flash stick. I've installed Xubuntu using usb-create program directly from a booted live cd. Installation went fine and all the options in BIOS are setup correctly (I think). In boot menu in BIOS the stick is recognized correctly and + appears in front of it. Stick is selected as primary boot device. BIOS usb support is also enabled.
Now when I power on the computer, it reads something from the stick and stops right after displaying: SYSLINUX 3.63 Debian-2008=07=15 EBIOS ... etc... Then nothing happens and the text stays on like this.
I have an ubuntu 10.4 installed on my laptopI had an ubuntu 9.4 on bootable usb memory stick and I thought to install ubuntu 10 .4 on bootable usb memory stick. I format it into fat16 and after that I can not write anything on my memory stick. It says permission denied I tried sudo chmod 777 /dev/sdb1 also I tried same command on the folderwhere I mounted it. After I tried chown command in order to change ownership from root to my-username it failed too. Please someone tell me how to make my usb memory stick again writeable ?? Also startup disk creator does not fix it
I can't copy MP3 files to any USB memory stick with nautilus anymore. The MP3 files 'stutter' or jumps to the next song in any music player or the copied folders are just empty. The copies are more 'reliable' when I copy album after album instead of a bulk copy of lets say 10 albums. I tested several sticks and even formatted them.
I have tried to install F13 on an 8 GB USB memory stick (flash drive, thumb drive) but have had limited success. I used the Live USB Creator method as suggested in the Fedora web site and although I ended up with a bootable USB memory stick, I was unable to save any changes even though I allowed a 2GB persistent overlay.
I then tried to do it using Unetbootin and again got a bootable memory stick but again was unable to save any changes. Could someone explain what I might be doing wrong or is it just not possible to make a bootable memory stick with F12 that will save any changes?
I just got a Sony DCR-DVD108. It uses a mini dvd and a memory stick pro duo. It was a gift, and it's the first time through the rodeo for me using this set up. I can get the card recognized when I plug it in using a card reader. I want to record video, and that's where I run into problems. When I insert it, I get something saying that I have still photos, and Shotwell is the default photo software. That would be OK if I had still photos, but like I said, I'm going for video with this set up. I have VLC, but when I tell VLC to "open capture device" under "Media" it gives me a dialog box with (I think) Linux 2 as the capture method (this is going to get a little fuzzy as I have no idea what it's looking for here) and a couple of blanks that need filled in. I may be going about this bass-ackwards, in fact I probably am, but like I said, this is the first time I've messed with a memory stick pro duo. I guess since it's Sony they want me to go out and buy a Play Station to get this to work. I don't think I want to go there. I might be barking up the wrong forest with VLC, but Wikipedia says it will play it.
I have an OCZ Mini-Kart USB stick which says 2GB on it, and it has been a 2GB stick for the last 3 years. However, I recently put it into a PC running XP (which had no viruses as far as I am aware) and all of the files in the single subdirectory became corrupted and unreadable. All files at the root of the USB stick were fine, and I could still boot from it (I had Puppy linux installed).
I looked to see if the corrupted files in the subdirectory were recoverable, but they were all inaccessible, (with freshly mangled file-names containing multiple copies of the characters '�' and '=' amongst others), and reporting file sizes of up to 1.9GB each. I examined the memory stick with fdisk and with Gparted, and saw that it was reporting two 2GB partitions, which was certainly not the case before, as I had recreated the partition table several times in the past.
I removed all partitions, created a new partition table and recreated a single partition, which is now 4GB in size. I have trashed it and recreated it three times, formatting it with ext3, ext2 and finally FAT32, all of which reported a partition size of 4GB. I currently have a 4GB FAT 32 partition, and have tested it by successfully copying a 3GB .iso file to it.
Although it's nice to have a 4GB memory stick, it does seem rather odd and I no longer trust it with my data.
I'm trying to get the built-in reader on my system working. It's one of those multi-slot ones on the front of the box. The card I have is specifically a "San Disk Memory Stick PRO Duo", this sucker here: [URL]
The light on the reader will light up, but there's zip in any of the kernel logs. I tried the obvious kmods to get it working - tifm_7xx1, tifm_sd, tifm_core, via_sdmmc, mmc_core, etc but no luck.
I got an 8 GB USB Memory stick wich I want to use, I dont want to install Linux on my harddrive, I want it portable and on an USB stick.
What I need is a distribution thats big with lots of programs and the Ability to Save files and configurations Directly on the USB Memory stick, and it should be able to run apache, mysql,php and java.
I want the USB memory stick to act like a harddrive so to speak.
Also, I already downloaded and tried Knoppix Live CD, but I cant get knoppix 6.4.4 to work, but an older version worked. But its so small, not so many programs. Is there a way to install lets say a DVD version of a distro to USB and make it work like the live version?
I've built a computer based on a Gigabyte GA-H67M-UD2H-B3 motherboard that I intent to use as a home server. It runs headless with a minimal installation of Debian Wheezy on an 8GB Sandisk Cruizer Blade. Everything seems to be working well, most of the problems I had had been dealt with, most of the programs I wanted had been installed and configured, but there's one major problem I've no idea how to solve: on random intervals it seems that the system can no longer see the memory stick.
It could happen 30 minutes after a reboot or ten day later. It could happen while I'm connected using SSH to the server or away. It could happen when it's busy doing something or just idling. I could find no commonality. I've tried a different memory stick (also Cruizer Blade), a different USB port, a more stable OS (Debian Squeeze), none helped. The symptoms: everything already loaded in memory works. The webserver, for example, still accepts connections on port 80. However, nothing can be read from or written to the memory stick, so any webpage on the local server I try to access returns a 404 error. No new SSH connections can be made because sshd can't verify the credentials, existing connections remains active but I'm unable to anything useful with those, as no command can be found. No logs are written, naturally. Removing and reinserting the memory stick had no effect. The only thing I can to is to manually power cycle the computer.
My usb stick will not allow me to easily copy and paste files on to it, or delete them once I no longer want them on the drive. Its owner is root. How can I change the owner? At the moment it is loading as a stylesheet in media/usb0.
The file is transferring at a very low speed. 74mb in 4 minutes
I suspect I will do better if I set up the drive via fstab. What entry should I put in fstab for a USB stick drive?
I have a 16GB memorystick which used to have a Linux partition. It therefore has two partitions; 2GB FAT32 and 14GB linux boot drive. The linux part stopped working, so I decided to reinstall it. But windows can't see that partition. I tried formatting the whole disk, but I can only format one partition (the FAT32). There seems to be no way to combine the two partitions into one big one, and there seems to be no way for windows to partition the large part of the memorystick to but Linux on it. In the windows partition manager, windows sees the large unused partition, and it let me delete it. But once I have deleted it, I'm not allowed to format it. Also I cannot delete or resize the small partition. I have a memorystick with two partitons. Windows only sees one of them, and won't let me use the other one. I would like to combine the two partitions so I can install Linux on the memory stick again.
Can you please do me favor and let me know how can I write the *.iso image files onto USB memory sticks as if we burn them into CD and thus making bootable CD to boot from ? Is there any command under Linux for this purpose ?
I'd like to plug a USB FAT32 formatted memory stick into my Linux laptop and have it mount automatically as it does now but with wide open permissions. At the moment it opens with files only being readable and writable by the user but I would like other uses to be able to read and to write to files (i.e. I use Apache to serve a site from the stick for development purposes).If it matters I am running Jolicloud on a netbook.