Ubuntu :: Image That Flash Drive To Another Flash Drive?

Mar 29, 2010

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?

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Ubuntu :: 11.04 - Flash Drive Backup To Single Image

Jun 9, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 and would like to know how to backup a whole flash drive to a single image.

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Ubuntu :: Copy ISO CD Image File To USB Flash Drive Using Dd?

Jul 13, 2011

I am pretty much a noob when it comes to Linux. But I desperately need to do exactly what the title of this thread says.I have this ISO file which is a bootable CD image. But instead of booting off of a CD, I want to boot from a USB flash drive. I understand that I can't simply just burn it with ImgBurn or whatever, and then just drag and drop the files and folder to a USB flash drive. Because hidden files, bootloader, etc. would not be visible and not copied. I know I'm in for some special software in order to copy every single byte from that ISO image to my USB flash drive.

I did try extracting the ISO with PeaZip (7-zip based) under Windows Vista, but that didn't work out very well. It resulted in a few files and folders, totaling in at about 2 KB, while the source ISO file is actually some 50 MB. WinRAR, on the other hand, would simply just create an empty folder where to put the files (no files created/extracted), flash before my eyes and call it a day ("complete").I have learned from other posters on other forums that there is this Unilx program/command called DD. How can I use DD to accomplish this task?

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Slackware :: VirtualBox And USB Flash Drive Or ISO Image

Jan 4, 2011

I installed in my Slackware 13.1 with generic kernel VirtualBox packages taken from SlackBuilds.org (acpica, virtualbox-ose and virtualbox-kernel). Then for testing purposes I installed in VirtualBox Windows XP using CD-ROM drive connected to USB port. It's a lot of fun to see Windows as an application in Linux!

Now I'm trying to install in VirtualBox Linux Mint using either USB flash drive prepared with unetbootin or mere ISO image. Without success. It seems VirtualBox 3.2.10 OSE doesn't recognize either USB flash drives or ISO images though it recognizes CD-ROM drive connected to USB port. I found some advices searching Internet but all of them are useless.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Onto A Usb Flash Drive Without Using Computers Hard Drive?

Jan 23, 2010

I wanted to know if i can install 9.10 onto a usb flash drive--without using my computers hard drive at all when running ubuntu off the flash drive-

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Ubuntu Installation :: Forced To Use Flash Drive As Boot Drive

Jun 11, 2011

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)


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Installation :: 8GB Flash Drive Because My D Drive Doesn't Read DVDs?

Jun 20, 2010

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!

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Hardware :: USB Flash Drive - Light Glows, But Drive Is Not Detected?

Jul 3, 2010

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


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General :: Is Ubuntu Like Windows Can Download Ubuntu To Flash Drive / External Hard Drive

Mar 8, 2011

Is Ubuntu like windows and can you download Ubuntu to a flash drive or external hard drive and if so what kind?

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Software :: Setup A Script Which Updates Some Software On The Hard Drive From A Directory On A USB Flash Drive

Apr 16, 2010

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.


if [ -d /vol/USBDISKB ]; then
echo "Found USB drive"


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Ubuntu :: Can Run From My Flash Drive

Oct 10, 2010

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?

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Ubuntu :: Using A Usb Flash Drive As A Cd?

Jul 13, 2011

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..

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Ubuntu :: Using The Flash Drive As RAM?

Jul 19, 2011

it is possible to use Flash drive as ram because flash drive can do what RAM does.

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Ubuntu :: USB Flash Drive Not Mounting?

Feb 25, 2010

My USB flash drive has stopped working with Ubuntu.

Normally when I remove it I unmount it first, but the last time I just unplugged it. After I unplugged it, it started not working.

When I put it in a windows machine, it shows up as drive E: but says "no disk" when I try to access it.

In my Ubuntu machine I can see it as USBDrive under Places > Computer, but it's unmounted. When I click mount nothing happens.

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Ubuntu :: Booting From USB Flash Drive?

Mar 13, 2010

I ran across this webpage and was just wondering if anyone's tried this before.


I've got a spare 1GB lexar jump drive and was thinking of trying it out.

I just wanted to know if a 1GB drive is large enough.

anyone tried a Lexar jump drive before?

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Ubuntu :: Flash Drive Changes Name On Backup?

Mar 15, 2010

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.).

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Ubuntu :: How To Boot From USB Flash Drive

Apr 9, 2010

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.

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Ubuntu :: Undectedable Flash Drive / Fix It?

May 17, 2010

My system isn't able to detect my pen drive after a sudden power-cut while transfering files from computer to pendrive.....

even my Windows Xp box regards the USB pendrive as non-recognizable(in the notification area).there is really important data on the drive.

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Ubuntu :: Use Compact Flash As A Drive ?

May 29, 2010

I have a project were I have been trying to use Compact Flash (CF Card) was a Ubuntu system drive, but can't seem to successful partition it. I can partition without error, but I go back into the partition tool it gives usually a cryptic error about the partitions. They won't format either. For example Gparted puts orange triangles next to each partition. cfdisk says partition exceeds cylinder boundary. I've tried three different computer, two different CF to IDE adapters (a laptop and desktop type) and four different models/brands of CF cards all are supposed to fixed disk IDE compatible. My theory is the drive geometry is not being detected correctly, or maybe a sector alignment issue. I've tried GUID partitions too and it doesn't help. How do I correctly partition a CF card?

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Ubuntu :: How To Format USB Flash Drive

Jun 17, 2010

How do I format a USB flash drive?

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Ubuntu :: Won't Open USB Flash Drive

Jun 29, 2010

I keep getting an error message saying "The volume uses the FAT 32 file system which is not supported by your system." I've formatted the drive a few times and the problem remains, but only with this one. What should I do? edit: I have tried formatting it to other formats, Ext3, fat 16, etc. but the error message stays the same.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Open Flash Drive ?

Jul 18, 2010

I've had this problem for years but never had the time or the know how to fix it. I still use hardy heron.

I insert the flash drive into the usb terminal and it registers that I've inserted it. However when I go to open it or when I drag files to the flash drive icon nothing happens.

I want to transfer some files from my old computer (hardy) to my new one. Btw I tried formatting the flash drive and that didn't work.

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Ubuntu :: 16 GB Flash Drive Kaput?

Aug 22, 2010

up until last Saturday I had a Kingston Data Traveller G2 16 GB, running Lucid, never had a problem, then asked a friend if I could plug it into his Windows machine to check E-mails, and nothing. It doesn't even mount in Lucid now, not picked up by Gparted, it is recognised in XP, and shows up as Drive E: with the following:- Drive E: is not accessable, incorrect function.

I can't format the drive, can't do anything with it. This drive cost me 40 smackers peeps, so you will understand why I am loath to Bin it, plus it cost me another 40 to replace it.

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Ubuntu :: Install XP Over Using Flash Drive ?

Sep 7, 2010

I have a bit of a problem with this laptop. It came with windows vista, and then the owner decided to upgrade to 7. Unfortunately the laptop wasn't compatible with 7 therefore, sound card didn't work at times. The CD/DVD drive is broken. The only option i had was to use a USB drive to try out Ubuntu. I foolishly however, deleted 7.

Since Im not used to Linux I can't really do much in it and I am sure the owner wouldn't be able to use it properly. What I need to know is how can I make my USB drive bootable with XP USING Ubuntu. I've done a lot of research but I keep coming by answers that work on Windows only like running .cmd or .exe files.

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Ubuntu Installation :: USB Flash Drive To RAM?

Dec 23, 2010

I want to make one of my flash drives into virtual ram. The problem is nobody seems to know how to do it for Ubuntu. I could also be going at it the wrong way I basically need more ram to play games like StarCraft 2 but I have no money for the cheepist stick of ram.

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Installation :: Run Ubuntu From A Flash Drive?

Jan 18, 2011

I'm a complete beginner at Ubuntu. I have Windows XP on my computer, but would like to run Ubuntu. However, I don't want to install it on my hard drive. So I figured I would just install it to, and run it from, a flash drive. I've seen some mixed instructions on how to do this. I want to have Ubuntu(and nothing else) on a flash drive. When I plug the flash drive in, I boot from it via BIOS setup. Then it's running Ubuntu directly from the flash drive. Anything I do, save, or install is saved to the flash drive. When I shut down the computer, and unplug the flash drive, then reboot it,nothing in XP has changed. Next time I boot from the flash drive, everything that was previously on it, is still on it(I plan to use a 32 or 64GB flash drive, or I might even step up to a portable hard drive). How do I do this? I've heard something about a "live" installation of Ubuntu? Can someone give me a link to it(not just www.ubuntu.com)? Also, a step-by-step guide would be very helpful(if it's not just as simple as installing to the flash drive).

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Ubuntu :: Flash Drive Won't Chmod?

Mar 20, 2011

I have been working closely to the Katana boot kit here recently, and this is bugging me. I am trying to use a new program to Katana called Forge. I have it on my flash drive, and I open the properties to make it executable, and when I click something it automatically changes back. I have tried the basic stuff, sudo nautilus.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Boot From A Flash Drive?

Mar 25, 2011

Would it be possible, and would it make sense, to copy the whole utuntu file system to a portable flash drive, and then plug it into another computer and run ubuntu on that computer?

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Ubuntu :: No Detecting Flash Drive / Get That?

Apr 9, 2011

I know the flash drive works as my Xbox 360 will detect and use it... Ubuntu won't detect nor mount it.

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Ubuntu :: How To Burn A Iso To A Flash Drive

Apr 17, 2011

how to burn a iso to a flash drive

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