I want to copy my /home to a USB thumb drive recursively. I've wrestled with this for a few hours now and continue to spin my wheels.The device is listed in my Disk Utility as /dev/sdc. However a little further down it is listed as /dev/sdc1 ? Anyway, I relabeled the volume as usb stick and formatted it to Ext4. I mounted it at /media/usb stick Do I have to enter this drive into the fstab? If so, how? what do I write? Using the command : cp -R (what follows... I want to copy /home recursively to the usb thumb drive.)
I am new to Linux ,i did one project in windows which will block the thumb drive with respect to serial number(Device instance ID) of the device.i am planning to do the same project in Linux using c/c++.I am very new to Linux,there is no drive letter for thumb drives we insert into Linux OS.How to get Drive letter and how to get Device instance id of thumb drives please help me get some clues.please provide me any tutorial or any links .w if have any other clues to block devices with respect "block list" and "allow device list".if the serial number in block list it has to block if serial number in allow device list it has to allow thumb drive to access.
I have a new Giada cube with no hard drive, so my plan is to simply run a Linux/MythTV distro called MythDora from a Patriot 8GB USB stick (this Giada does not PXE boot). I am having trouble figuring out exactly how to make this work. Yesterday, although I have forgotten exactly how, I was able to put a MythDora Live image on the stick and boot up. I went through the initial setup, and then, when I was all done, I rebooted, and..it started all over again...as if I was doing it for the first time. So...What do I need to do to create a proper bootable USB stick?What ISO image should I use? The full DVD? Or the Live ISO? or the Network image?Do I need to partition the stick and load the O/S from one small partition, transferring the installation to another larger one?What utility should I use to create the bootable stick? unetbootin? or similar?Do I have to do anything special to make my O/S and configuration changes persistent on the USB stick?
I am looking for OpenVMS distribution on a thumb drive for a PC. I image it would be a Linux system that automagicly starts a VAX simulator then boots OpenVMS on that. Either it would run live off of the thumb drive or it would install to the system's hard drive.
I am very new to Linux ubuntu got it because friend said it way better than windows. The problem I am having is with my thumb drives. I cannot get them to work. It says I am unable to mount. The only way to get one to work is put one in wait tell it says it is unable to mount then put the second one in. At that point I am able to look at the second drive.
The software: Ubuntu Server Edition 9.10.The wetware: A programmer doing his best (read: ignorant, shitty) as an ad-h.When I plug the USB thumb drive in, the install OS gives it a drive letter -- /dev/sdb -- and it pushes the original /dev/sdb down to /dev/sdc. The installation works without a hitch, and GRUB2 installs, dutifully pointing the root at /dev/sdc1 instead of /dev/sdb1.I let GRUB2 start normally ("drive not found"), holding the <shift> key to get to the "rescue>" prompt.From there, I issue "ls" to discover that GRUB can NOT see /dev/sdb, and I can tell that because what is showing up as (hd1) does NOT have three partitions as it should.GRUB2 sees a total of 16 drives, not 26, and one of the drives it sees is "fd0" (there is no floppy drive).Issuing commands like "set prefix=(hdx,y)" and "root=(hdx,y)" have no effect as, I think it's just pointing to the (reiserfs)content drives and this GRUB2 tells me "unknown filesystem".I did try them all in vain, hoping that maybe I'd find a kernel somewhere.I used the "rescue" mode of the Ubuntu installer (the USB thumb drive) to get to a root prompt.From there, I mounted /dev/sdc2 (the "shifted" /dev/sdb2) onto /mnt, I mounted /dev/sdc1 (the "shifted" /dev/sdb1) onto /mnt/boot,and then I chroot'ed to /mnt.I edited /boot/grub/grub.cfg, editing every instance of "root=(hd2,1)" to the appropriate UUID for the "real" /dev/sdb1. Then I issued update-grub2.It refused to work giving me an banal "no such partition" error or something like that.
We originally had this server functioning by putting / and /boot on the SS SanDisk, which caused no problems during installation because /dev/sda doesn't get shifted.We then figured it was a good idea to put our OS files on something with failover capability. And that started us down this crappy "shifting drive letter" path.Can I control which drive letter the USB thumb drive gets assigned during the install process?If I could make it be /dev/sdc then I wouldn't be facing this problem.An alternate solution would be to know the cryptic GRUB2 commands that I can issue from the command prompt post-install, pre-reboot.But I'm wondering if that will ultimately work at all considering that GRUB2 couldn't see /dev/sdb at all.
Nothing happens when ordinary users plug in a USB thumb drive or insert a CD into CDROM drive. Works fine for root. After root mounts the drives then all users can use them. How can I enable mounting/unmounting by all users?
I need to have a web app that is feeding ip camera feeds across internet to a server. Need to have thumb drive preconfigured with cameras prior to shipping. End user plugs in cameras, puts thumb drive in any running PC, have WEB app start with some menu options to like name the feeds. Back at server receiving feeds are broadcasted via secure web site.I have never worked with Linux but have read some incredable things already.
When I insert a USB thumb drive into a USB socket a "CD-ROM Disc" icon appears on the desktop. When I double-click on the icon I get a "CD/DVD Creator" window. Messages in "/var/log/messages" shows Vendor (Sandisk) and Model (Cruzer) for the USB thumb drive. Those are correct. But for Type it says CD-ROM. What's up with that?
I want to copy a .tgz file from my computer to an external hard drive. However, I get the following message:cp: cannot create regular file `/mnt/usbkey/ws_2008/misc/minipar-0.5-W indows.tgz': ermission deniedI get this error with any file I try to copy to the external disk. rnal disk is recognized, when I mount it, I can see the files and folder I have there, but seems that I cannot copy anything to it.When I try to copy the same files from my computer to a usb flash drive, everything works
I have two USB 2 external hard drives. I want to copy about 30 gigs of data from one to another. What command line command do I use ? I was thinking of using cp with the -R and -n options, but I have no idea what devices to refer to. I can't find any external hard drives in /etc/fstab and I'm not sure what /dev device each USB external hard drive uses. I just want to copy the files and the directories that they are in just as they are. There are no links and I do not want to do a backup.
im thinking of copying my /home directory by just click & dragging it to my external usb hard drive. then do a fresh reinstall. then just replace the new /home directory with the one on my hard drive(old home directory) will it have my original programs i used to have and all my settings & stuff?
The following quote is the sad, sad story of a thumb drive with the partition table nuked, as told by a friend of mine:
Data was recovered from an XP system by booting with a BartPC CD and copying onto a USB thumb drive. Nothing unusual.
System was rebooted into the XP install CD.
The first drive that was found was the 16gb thumb drive (AKA flash drive) and the person (re) installing XP didn't catch the fact that XP presented the 16gb thumb drive instead of the 160gb hard drive.
The drive partition function in XP deleted the partition table - on the thumb drive.
A freeware utility in Windows shows the data but can't recover the file names, so that everything is gobbledygook. Does anybody know of a utility or program under Linux that can help? I have a laptop running F 12 and can do the work if needed, but don't know what program to use.
I've just installed UNR version of Ubuntu on one of my thumb drives and was wondering what I needed to do to for making it have persistent changes? I've seen the different tools and the usb creator they have on Ubuntu already but I want to do it myself from scratch. What files do I need to edit to make the drive persistent? I made the bootable thumb drive using UNetbootin.
I want a USB drive for emergency situations. It will have sensitive information, family photos, etc. stored on it. I want it to have one encrypted portion (TrueCrypt) for the sensitive materials. I want the files to be able to be viewed on a Windows machine first and foremost. If no Windows machine is available I would like to have a bootable version of Ubuntu on the USB drive so I can boot it and also view the files.
I want to move 1.2GB of photos onto a 2GB thumb drive, calling up Properties, it says the size on disk is 9.7GB. What is going on? I don't recall discrepencies this huge in previous OS's. What is taking up 7 times more space than my actual files?
I 'm using vmware server to virtualized suse linux enterprise server11 as the guest operating system under my main OS of window 7 professional version, but when i plug on the pen drive, SLES11 (guest OS) that hosted under vmware with window 7 prefessional as main OS can't detect of my pendrive but i can do this before at window XP version...
I have thumb drive connected to a busybox box.I mounted it /opt in initialzation file. However after a while it will unmount itself because it changes its drive letter from sda1 to sdb1. How could a usb device change its drive letter by itself? How could I prevent it happening?
I would like a USB thumb drive to be automatically mounted whenever I insert the drive into my PC (previously I had been mounting it manually with the 'mount' command). I gave the USB drive a unique label with e2label. I added an entry for it in /etc/fstab. This works in the sense that if I run "mount -a", the drive will be mounted. However, it still isn't completely automatic. Am I missing something? What else do I need to do?
my dvd drive broke and i read that usb storage is more dependable than optical installation media so i want to know how to install debian squeeze through a usb thumb drivewill unetbootin work, if notthen what will
I'm going to put Ubuntu on my thumb drive. It's a rather large drive, so I might as well make use of the extra space.
Do I format it to FAT? Never done this before. Also, how do I enable it when I boot up? Do I have to make my computer to boot from the USB drive first in the BIOS settings or is there an easier way to do it (like clicking on an icon inside the USB virtual drive on the desktop).
I had a friend ask how he could do his electronic banking without a chance of any information being left on his computer once he is done.
I thought of a Ubuntu live CD but have seen the HD activity light flashing when using one. That leads me to believe that some kind of use is made of the HD and that makes a live CD questionable. He wants no information on the HD even in unassigned sectors.
Maybe, better yet would be a USB thumb drive that runs Ubuntu or another distribution that will not use the HD or even require that one be in the computer. A plus with a thumb drive would be that it would only be available on the computer when it is being used so it could contain passwords etc. Of course, it would have to be removed when not in use.