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How can I format a USB flash drive?

How can I format my USB drive? Are there tools to format it or do I have to manually delete all files on my USB drive?
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How can I get Noise and Photos to recognize my phone?

I am trying to sync my Samsung Galaxy S6 to Noise and Photos, but Noise won't recognize it at all, and Photos gives me the following error. Does anyone know how I can get these programs to recognize ...
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USB drives are not recognized

last night I tried to resolve the suspend issue in my laptop with elementary OS by installing Netext73 optimizer. Now I am unable to use my pendrives. (The led indicator works; mouse/keyboard works ...
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Full install of Freya 0.3.1 on external hard drive USB 3.0 [closed]

I have tried to install Elementary OS on my external hard drive (1TB, USB3.0). My computer is using UEFI and is alredy dual booting Ubuntu MATE and Windows 10. I created a Live USB with UNetbootin, ...
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How to create a persistent USB with elementary OS?

I simply can't create a persistent USB thumb of elementary OS (last version download from the site) using usb-creator from the repos. Is there something wrong with that package? Or it simply does not ...
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USB Ports Not Working

For about a month now, I have been unable to use any USB devices of any kind. When I plug in one of my flash drives, which has an LED indicator, the indicator does not light up, meaning that there is ...
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USB does not work on elementary OS (Juno) on virtual box

I have decided to install Juno. As it is new I thought to try it without installing it on my computer, i will have to backup lots of data so I thought lets see it at once. I installed it in virtual ...
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Safely Unmounting a USB

I'm new to Elementary. I'm also not used to non-debian Linuxes. How do I go about safely unmounting the USB which I used to install Elementary?!
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Live system with persistance Vs Installing 0.4 loki on USB pendrive

I'm new to elementary and i'd like to burn a ISO with persistance on my pendrive, in order to try it before installing on HD, and having a useful rescue system, just in case. Now, since fat32 ...
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elementary OS Freya USB full install

I'm trying to do a full install of elementary OS Freya on a USB 2 drive to create a portable OS. I want the full install so that I can do full upgrades. I've created something similar with Ubuntu ...
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Need to change boot order in an old MacBook Air running only Elementary OS

I want to be able to boot from a USB thumb drive to re-install the Elementary OS. I've installed Elementary OS​ on my old MacBook Air, and it's only a single boot, no dual-boot or Mac OS​ anymore. So ...
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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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Is there any way to use elementary os loki as a live usb with persistence?

I tried all day and several options later I still can't figure it out. Can I even install it on the flash drive? This is probably a noob question but I appreciate the help. I want a workspace clear ...
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Will Freya automount media?

Will the forthcoming Elementary Freya automount removable media, optical discs and usb devices?
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Can't install from USB on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

I have tried to install Elementary OS Freya using a USB drive on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) but the laptop doesn't recognize the bootable USB. Many times I thought it could the the ...
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Is it possible to use elementary OS from a live USB?

Can I use live version from usb and save the things done during the session? Or does it simply come back to original state every time it is opened from live USB?
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stuck at glowing boot logo during first installation [closed]

I am new to the Linux world so please bear with me if I don't know anything common. That being said I tried to install elementary OS Juno releas-juno yesterday and when I booted from my flash drive ...
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Loki not showing files from iPhone iOS 11.2.1

I'm enjoying new install of elementary OS Loki. BUT, I need to access photos from an iPhone. I am connecting the iPhone using a USB 3.0 port in the back of a NUC. When I click "Trust this computer" on ...
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Installation on flash drive produces errors. Did I install correctly?

I tried installing elementaryOS onto a flash drive on my Razer Blade Stealth with the unetbootin program. I was able to get into the installation process although the screen was flashing on and off a ...
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Elementary cannot see phone while there is no internet connection [duplicate]

I got a strange problem, because when I want plug my phone (Android 5.1) to my laptop with Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya everything is works, but when I disconnect from internet and try to plug my device ...
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SD Card Reader not recognized on Lenovo SL400

I am using elementary OS on Lenovo SL400, it has an inbuilt SD card reader. Elementary OS does not recognize an SD Card. However the same was working under Windows. Command: ls /dev/sd* Output: /...
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Usage of elementary OS on USB (persistent)

I would like to keep elementary OS on a USB 3.0 drive, to use a private OS on a business laptop . I'll use the OS for office apps (probably Libre), FreeCad and some IDEs including subversion clients. ...
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How can I make an installation USB for Windows 10 in elementary OS?

I have no problem with making Linux Live USBs, but how do I make an installation USB for Windows in GNU/Linux?
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Unabled to format USB Drive

Neither Gparted nor Gnome Disk Utility let me format a USB Drive. I don't no when this started, because a few weeks ago everything worked just fine. Now Gnome Disk Utility just throws an error Error ...
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Re-formatting bootable USB in Mac

I created a bootable USB for elementary OS 0.3.1. As you know, 0.3.1 brings some Grub problems, so I want to update to 0.3.2. But guess what? I can't use my USB at all. I created the bootable USB with ...
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How to block USB storage? [closed]

How to block or prevent USB storage mount automatically? i have tried using this code, but doesn't work. I have tried using this code, but it doesn't work. sudo echo "blacklist usb-storage" >> ...
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Unable to boot from live-USB: black screen with a white (non-blinking) underscore

I've completely removed the stock OS on my new laptop and successfully reinstalled it with the latest Windows 10 64-bit (Redstone 4) MSDN ISO (erased all partitions, Win10 setup automatically ...
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“Installer crashed” during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

I've encountered a couple of problems whilst trying to install Elementary OS alongside my existing Windows 8.1 installation. I've resolved one but hit a wall with the other. I really appreciate any ...
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cannot try elemetary OS 0.3.2 64bit on my Thinkpad t420s

I have created 3 bootable USB flash drives with elementaryos-0.3.2-stable-amd64.20151209.iso sha-256 = ee737ffa6bf33b742c5a7cee17aa26dec5ee3b573cbbc4b53cbe2a2513c9197a I used rufus-2.8 to create ...
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USB devices not detected if connected on the fly

I am facing a weird issue now. If I try to connect any USB device while in the middle of a session randomly, chances are, the USB device will not be recognized. If I reboot the whole system with the ...
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After booting elementry from USB Stick it crashes

after booting stops elementry on the desktop. Only the desktop wallpaper and the Mouse cursor can be seen. The computer responds to nothing. I tried Freya 32Bit and 64Bit. Why is that? On another ...
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installing elementaryOS on Snow Leopard: best alternative for Etcher

the title pretty much says it all, I'd like to know the safest alternative to etcher for this installation process on Snow Leopard. Elementary os guide says one should use etcher but etcher needs os x ...
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No USB when already logged

I have an amazing problem (that's why we love eOS !). If I plug an USB in my laptop, He don't reconize it (in lsusb too). If I plug an USB BEFORE loggin, it's reconized (only once, if I eject my USB ...
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Unable to Browse Files on External WD Harddrive [closed]

When I plug in my External WD hard drive, open Pantheon and click on the "My Passport" drive on the left side under devices, instead of seeing the files on the right side pane, I see this (screenshot) ...
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2009 macbook pro boots Ubuntu USB but not elementary OS USB?

I Currently has Fedora 23 running on a Macbook Pro 2009. Works great, but I miss elementary OS, which I use daily on my tower. I used dd to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu 15.04 and when I restart ...
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How do I boot elementary OS 0.3.2 after initial install? [duplicate]

Using 0.3.2, acpi=off, and nomodeset flags I was able to single boot elementary OS from USB and successfully install. I haven't been able to successfully restart. When restarting I'm dropped into ...
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Is it possible to have Windows 10 and elementary OS installed on my HP notebook at the same time and boot without a USB drive?

I am new to this forum and I don't know much about PCs and OS. All I want to do, if possible, is to install elementary OS on my notebook without erasing Windows 10. I would also like to know that ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

gggrr please help!! OK my situation: I'm struggling with my 32bit MacBook with a defect dvd drive. Managed to make an bootable USB stick, but the macbook won't recognize this stick, when booting up ...
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ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error When Installing Juno

I recently tried to install Elementary OS Juno onto my computer, and kept getting this error, ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error during the installation. It says along with the error popup that it could be ...
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usb storage media do not mount anymore

I have been using Elementary OS for one year and everything worked fine till last Friday (May 17 2019). Now, when I plug a usb key or usb hard-disk, the media does not mount. What has been changed in ...
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stuck copying files from folder to folder or usb drive

the process bar from copy files gets stuck even when its done or it gets stuck mid-way through a process. Is there a way to fix this? Also, I tried using Ctrl Alt F1 to try to close this process but ...
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Unable to boot Elementary OS on Mac Mini- Freya 32 Bit

So, I've been trying to install Elementary OS Freya for a while now and realised I needed the 32 Bit version because Mac Minis have a 32 bit limitation for kernels. But when I tried the USB method, ...
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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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I need help in doing the partitions for the installation process

So,i'm in the middle of the OS installation,and in the part where i should be able to choose the drive where i install it it wont let me choose the one where windows 10 is. It just shows another one ...
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mkusb persistent live boot configuration

I use MKUSB and it works brilliantly for eOS Loki persistent live. However, I cannot work out how to edit the boot menu... I can't find grub.cfg (which I've done before, but not on a MKUSB ...
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Copied files are disappearing from USB stick

guys. Honestly, I am kind of a new user to Linux and I have recently installed Linux Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Everything is perfectly working, aside copying or any transactions with files. ...
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Install using USB, to USB - System does not display USB in list of volumes

I've searched around but haven't found someone with quite my issue. I'm running Windows and have so far used Rufus to burn the iso to an external USB drive, and boot into it. What I now want to do ...
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16G USB not booting without errors

I used Rufus 3.8.1580 (Portable) to create a bootable drive on a Kingston DataTraveler 16GB using elementaryos-5.0-stable.20181016.iso. I included a Persistent partition size of 4GB, file system FAT32,...
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Installation GUI reports SSD (mounted via USB) partition to be starting at some offset

I don't see a location to report bugs so I'm posting them in Questions.... There are two fatal bugs in the installation system... First off, here's what I did: 1) I downloaded the elementaryOS ...
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Can not use MicroSD card on Loki and Dell Inspiron 3180

When I insert my SanDisk 16GB card into the slot, nothing happens. I am unsure what to do in order to view any information about this. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Below I posted the output ...