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Windows 11 USB creator

I downloaded Win 11 .iso - I now need a disk mounting app such as Etcher, Woe-USB, etc. However NONE of these are available on Elementary or the SNAPD store. Anyone know what I can do as there is ...
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Android device is not mounting/accessible

I tried to connect my Android device Redmi Note 9 pro via USB cable to my laptop (hp laptop , 4gb ram ,Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz ) which has elementary OS Odin as host OS , but it ...
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Plug and Play USB WIFI Dongles?

I just installed Elementary OS and inserted a Cudy WIFI USB dongle. It doesn't show up as a device. After poking around the internet, it appears I have to install drivers. Rather than go through ...
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Android device not detected on fresh Odin install

I just set up my new desktop machine yesterday and want to use Elementary as my OS. Had no trouble with the installer and was able to write the OS to my primary SSD and am writing this message from ...
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Keep USB ports powered when suspended

I have recently installed the new Elementary OS 0.6 on my laptop and PC. Before I had Kubuntu 18.04 installed on the laptop, and Elementary 0.4 on the PC. In both computers, the USB ports didn't power ...
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USB drives show up twice in files (eOS 6)

I noticed that external drives (at least the ones I'm using) show up twice after mounting. When they are not mounted it's showing just once. Is this happening to someone else too? Regards, BootZ
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Can't install Elementary os 6

I can't install Elementary os 6 in four different ways: USB: I'm booting to installation, but then I select custom install it loads and then shows white window. Grml rescue boot(I'm using Zorin os ...
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Add USB-WLAN-Stick module during live test w/o install on HD

I have tried latest elementary OS using a live test environment without installation on harddrive. I have found that e OS comes without support for my WLAN USB-Stick, so I had to manually download ...
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Why don't I have "permission" to delete files off my USB bootable drive?

I'm the only admin/user on my laptop, so I don't know why this is an issue. I right-clicked on the files, and under "permissions" it shows that I'm the owner and there are options that can ...
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weird colored characters while trying to boot from usb

i am trying to install 5.1.7, but after the logo shows up and i press enter, these weird symbols (pictured below) show up and i can't progress any further. anything i might be missing? i followed the ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 Wifi not connecting with USB 3 SSD

I am currently running the early access OS 6 on a Raspberry Pi 4 with the Argon One M.2 case, and booting from the M.2 SSD. When I have the SSD connected to either USB 3 port of the Pi, then I cannot ...
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I can't boot elementary OS from usb

I can't boot from usb cuz this error: And I am don't know why this error appears. Thank you
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Bootmenu hangs on laptop when exteral USB device is connected

I've got my laptop installed with Windows 10 and Elementary OS. First I installed Windows and second Elementary OS so I get a boot menu from Elementary OS. I have got an external mouse connected on a ...
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Virtualbox 6.1 in eOs Hera won't find any USB devices available

Does anyone knows how to make VB find my USB devices? I already added my user to the usergroup sudo gpasswd -a yourusername vboxusers and installed the last extension pack. any help will be ...
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Elementary OS won't show USB drive

I wanna save some data to an USB stick and it just won't show up in E-OS. Tried Fat and exFat. Google won't give me any usable advice but only advice about problems with bootsticks.
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Problem booting elementary OS from live USB stick

I prepared my Live USB-Stick with different software. I created a bootable device with rufus on windows, dd on linux and unetbootin on linux. I also used different USB sticks, but the following ...
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Slow copy paste of files on my starlabs Machine (SSD)

So when I copy-paste data to USB / Hard disk, it's taking long time. For example, two ~1 GB files took about 3-5 minutes to be copied to a fat32 pendrive, more time for the android phone. The same ...
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Unable to create bootable

Used Rufus for creating bootable file of hera 5. But it always shows error.It shows 'Unable to download file'. Please fix this as early as possible.
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Lagging when using external monitor over usb-c

I am using elementaryos on a ThinkPad T480s. Usually the laptop is connected over USB-C to a Dell D6000 docking station. On the dock there are connected USB mouse, keyboard and HDMI AOC external ...
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Live USB wont boot on BIOS system(PLS HELP!)

Hello everyone Pls i request u guys to help me out eith this problem. I am running a 2007 built desktop with the intel duo core processor @2ghz(64 bit cpu). I recently made a live usb for elementary ...
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No file transfer window?

New to the forum and to elementary OS, trying it out and enjoying it very much for the moment, thanks to the devs! I'm transferring a big folder from an external hard disk to the pc and I find it ...
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Installing Elementary OS without USB drive or DVD

I'm running Elementary OS on my Macbook from an external USB drive but I thought about installing it on a thumbdrive. Is there a way to install Elementary OS from my current install so that I can just ...
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Issues with USB External Keyboard connected to Lenovo Thinkpad T480s through Lenovo USB-C Dock 2nd Gen

I installed Elementary OS 5.1 Hera on my Lenovo T480s Laptop and almost everything works smoothly. However, I am experiencing a minor (but annoying) issue with the docking station. At the start-up, ...
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USB Keyboard freezes

The USB keyboard connected to a 2011 iMac running the latest elementary os has stated randomly freezing, sometimes an unplug/replug works. Have tried an alternate keyboard same problem. Tried this ...
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Unable to boot USB drive

Ill cut this short again. Okay, so, I was wondering about trying Ubuntu without installing so i tried. And then the PC boots elementaryOS, no isolinux.bin error which had happened before. I used ...
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How do i switch from elementaryOS to Ubuntu?

Okay, so ill cut this short. I had switched from Windows 10 to elementaryOS because windows had gotten laggy. After switching, i realized there weren't a lot of games and couldn't use Wine so Ubuntu ...
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Errors installation on USB

i am trying to install Elementary OS on a usb stick and i'm having several problems: 1 - First of all, the installation process takes several hours to complete (around 6-7 hours). I don't think is a ...
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Can't wake the computer from suspend state with wireless mouse and keyboard

I have a Logitech M705 wireless mouse through unifying receiver and a Bluetooth Micorsoft Keyboard. Both work just fine in OS but they won't wake the computer from suspend state. I guess the usb power ...
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Atheros AR9271 just doesn't work!

So I have tried everything I know. I have also installed firmware-atheros as suggested in some other posts. I don't understand why my AR9721 USB Adapter isn't working because I seem to have ...
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Stuck at ip_tables (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter Core team when install

Stuck when installing, how i fix it?
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elementary OS bootable USB not booting up

I created a Bootable usb for elementary os using etcher however when I try to boot from it on my Lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon (gen 7) it gets stuck at a black screen after selecting try elementary OS ...
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Elementary os Juno intstall external usb

Hello im trying to install juno on a external usb of 64 gb using this partitions disk formatted in MBR and GPT for bios boot: 20 gb ext4 beginning primary /root 16 gb swap memory select boot ...
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Trackpad and keyboard not working on MacBook Air Retina 2018

Trying to run a live version USB drive for testing - elementary OS 5.0 Juno The same USB runs the build just fine on my 2015 iMac but I get no trackpad and keyboard function on my MacBook Air Retina ...
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Battery not detected on Live Juno

I would love to switch to elementaryOS Juno, so I tried a live version on USB. Unfortunately, it seems like eOS doesn't detect my battery, so I don't have a battery icon and I don't have battery ...
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taskbar USB device mount indicator

Is there available an add-on Task-bar indicator to show mounted usb devices and enable safe removal?
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Bluetooth Keeps Getting Turned Off at Wake up

After sometime of my desktop being suspended, if I wake up the machine, bluetooth is turned off. I need to plug a usb mouse to reenable bluetooth via the indicator and then I can use my devices as ...
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installing elementary OS primarily onto a USB while I trial Linux [duplicate]

I do not want to write over my Windows OS. Is this possible? I an amateur so ELI5 please... I know what Rufus is, if that helps. Thank you for reading.
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Can't get my WiFi (D-Link DWA-182 Wireless USB Adapter) running

I am trying to install WiFi drivers for elementary os on my stationary PC by exchanging downloaded files (ubuntu packages) using a WiFi connection from my laptop. I downloaded several ubuntu packages ...
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How do I find the device name assigned to USB thumb drive?

I am having some trouble mounting USB thumb drives in elementary. When I insert a thumb drive, it does not automount (I understand that this is not supported in elementary). When I look for the ...
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Mount new USB Drives automatically [duplicate]

is it possible that new USB drives mount automatically at this time I have to mount all my pen drives with gnome disk utily, So is there a script or service that recognize all new pen drives and ...
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Problem copying files from hard disk to flash drive (USB)

I'm trying to copy some files to my USB (5 GB). At the start its go fast (200 MB/s approx), but when it is en 3GB approx the speed begins to decrease (17 MB/s). It is always in the same place at 3gb, ...
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USB 3.0 Network Adapter - Chipset ax88179

All, I have a Dell XPS 13 series 9350, with elementary OS Loki. I have purchased a USB-C 3.0 Multi-Function Adapter, 3 USB ports and an Ethernet 10/100/1000 with the ax88179 chipset. The USB ports ...
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Allow Adruino IDE access to USB ports?

I've installed the latest version of the Arduino IDE (1.8.4) following the instructions on the Adafruit website here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-arduino-ide-setup/linux-setup I connect my ...
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Formatting USB stick via GParted - unallocated space?

Why is is most of this unallocated space when I just used the USB the other day to install eOS, and the File Manager shows that all the files for eOS are still on there? I am just trying to get the ...
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How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card?

As soon as I inserted my USB card it was simple plug and play. So, when I connected to my AP both card (internal and USB) would connect to it. My access point will show two devices connected to it (...
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Installation of an OS within the USB/DVD [duplicate]

Is it possible to run an OS by installing an OS within the USB/DVD like running an OS in pc/laptop ?
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USB drive does not pop up in Dock [duplicate]

When inserting a USB drive on my laptop, the drive does not popup in Dock like other distributions. To get to the USB drive, you have to open up a folder and select the USB drive. Is this done on ...
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/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity Error Installing elementary OS

I have a Innjoo Leapbook A100 and when I try to install elementary OS (try live and then install or install directly) The installer simply close or crashes. Once it showed an error saying "/usr/lib/...
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Can't get my usb wifi adaptor working

Well,I am getting problems with my usb wifi adapter (output by lsusb) Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter, Here is an another guy ...
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Detecting USB Insertion/Removal

Is there any way to detect when a usb flash drive/stick/etc gets plugged in a usb port? To be more specific, I need to have a way to detect usb insertion/removal and use this information in a python ...