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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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Speaker and External Hard Drive dissapear when I suspend

Sometimes when I suspend my system and then resume, some of the audio input/output goes missing and I can't use the speakers, audiojack or mic again. Sometimes its the USBs, I resume and I can't find ...
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How do I fix my Windows 10 USB not booting?

I've been trying to install Windows for a while now. I managed to get a bootable USB which works with other PCs but my computer wouldn't boot it. Sure, it would show the Windows logo but it would for ...
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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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Sound Blaster X3 Surround Output

I am trying to use a Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC with Elementary to output music to my surround sound system, but the OS will not detect it as a surround output (even with pavucontrol). It hasn't worked ...
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Install fails from USB last thing on screen says “No such file or directory”

Made a USB Live stick for Elementary OS with rufus-3.11 in Windows 10, tested USB stick with kubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64 and verified that it works to install with on same PC, and it is no problem ...
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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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Printer install gets aborted wit GDBus error

I want to add a USB printer - drivers already installed. When I click the "+" icon in the sytsems -printer dialog I get a: GDBus.error message recipient disconnected from message bus without ...
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Booting Hera with Multisystem USB

Since Juno release I am unable to boot the system with Multisystem USB (combination of GRUB and live system ISO). The boot process gets interrupted with initramfs unable to find a medium containing a ...
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ACPI Error when booting from USB on MacBook

My MacBook is a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.15.5. I created a bootable USB stick using balenaEtcher. Version is 5.1-stable.20200603 and I did confirm the shasum hash. When booting I first ...
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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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cannot write ISO to External USB DVD

I would like to burn a Linux distro on an external USB DVD write, however, the drive is not recognised. (Have installed Brasero and drive isn't listed). Thanks in advance. SH
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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 ...
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USB Transfer speeds

When I copy files over to a USB drive (in Pantheon Files), the transfer starts fast, but then slows down over time. Once everything is transfered and there are 0 seconds remaining, the transfer just ...
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Newbie question about Edimax EW-7811UN

I recently installed elementary 0.4 and I haven't downloaded os updates yet. The Edimax EW-7811UN wi-fi usb dongle works right off the bat with elementary. Problem is, it also used to work with ...
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Access photos on iPhone

My iPhone (5S, iOS 10.2.1) is recognized in the Files and Photos applications (it appears in the side bar in each) but neither can access the photos on the device. I am doing the following: unlock ...
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FN key on Apple Magic Keyboard via USB not working

I've installed elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit) on my desktop PC and I'm using an Apple Magic Keyboard via USB and/or Bluetooth. Everything works fine but I can't use the fn key to get to input things ...
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Unable to install Elementary OS in Acer Aspire F-15

I'm trying to install Elementary OS in an Acer Aspire F-15 laptop using a USB and following the steps that appear in the official page. But after selecting the option of installing Elementary OS or ...
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Behavior when plugging USB

When I plug in a USB stick or an external hard drive the system does absolutely nothing to notify me that this happened. The external device works perfectly fine, it's just that I don't get the ...