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Booting XenServer Installer on USB

I'm trying to install XenServer on a system that has no CD-ROM drive (it only has a USB) I'm able to successfully boot the server using a bootable USB that boots up Linux (specifically, the GRML ...
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Why can't a GPT partitioned disk on SATA be read on USB?

If I GPT partition a 4TB disk when it is connected to SATA, then it works fine. If I take the disk and put in the an USB3 enclosure, then I get [root@localhost liveuser]# sfdisk /dev/sdb sfdisk: ...
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USB over IP supporting Linux

I am running several virtual servers with Linux and need to connect usb devices. I am using XenServer for virtualization, therefore there is no native usb-pass-through available. How can I connect ...
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Kickstart installation from USB — Kickstart location

After managing to get a Fedora ISO to rebuild successfully (for a USB stick) after adding a kickstart file (http://serverfault.com/questions/548405/), I now have an issue with locating the kickstart ...
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Xen USB pass through

Running the Xen (Debian). I want to access the iKey USB dongle from Windows DomU. I have 2 PCI: lspci: 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:1a.0 ...
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1answer
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Disable all USB devices but keyboard/mouse/flash-drive

For security reasons, I would like to make sure no USB device can be connected to my servers running RHEL3 except keyboards, mice and flash drives. To sum up : What should work : Mouse Keyboard USB ...
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166 views

Alternatives to rdiff-backup that work well with USB drives?

Here's the problem in a nutshell. We need to backup some SVN repositories, Samba shares, /home directories, postgresql nightly backups, etc. But the results are going to be written out to external ...
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101 views

How to perform remote backups on a USB external drive?

I have a server hosting files (~300 Gb) and I need to perform a full backup every week on an exernal USB drive. People without good IT knowledge need to be able to do it too, so it has to be a very ...
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Connecting a usb external drive in NFS to a different server [closed]

I have two unix CentOS servers in the same farm. One of them has an usb HD connected. I would like to access the same usb HD from the second server (I want to be able to write directly to that HD). ...
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1answer
362 views

Change USB device owner

I have a USB printer that when I connect to the computer it's owned by the user root and the group lp, and it's file permission is rw-rw----, so I have to print via apache/php script. To solve this ...
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Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device in Debian [closed]

How do I mount a USB Mass Storage Device in Debian? The USB Stick is working on other computers. I have used dmesg which returned useful information about the USB Stick. It is attached to /dev/sdc. ...
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rsync from linux host to fat32

i like to backup my linux based NAS (small files like picutres) to an attached USB Disk with FAT32. For this i like to use rsync. I know, that this will not work correct per default. rsync will sync ...
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Automatically Start PPP USB Modem

I have a Verizon USB 3G modem that I want the connection to automatically start with on boot. In my Debian based system in /etc/network/interfaces I have the following: auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet ppp ...
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KVM USB Passthrough and Zydas usb wireless adapter: device or resource busy

i'm tring to setup a kernel testing virtualmachine for a 80211 module. i start my machine with this command: kvm -m 512 -net nic -net vde -usb -usbdevice host:0ace:1215 ktesting.img i set up a ...
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Configure the UPS apcupsd demon to run a script?

I have a ups connected to a Linux server with a usb cable, i installed apcupsd demon and i was wondering how to instruct it to run a shell script i created when a special condition occurs? i.e. the ...
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udev only reports events for a USB device configuration, not for the USB device itself

I'm trying to execute a certain Python script on USB devices insertion. I need to handle all kinds of USB devices. I'm using a rule like this: SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ...
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1answer
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external drive and CentOS - Reset high speed USB device number

I have 2 external drives (3TB) and both will not work with my centOS Box. Tested them in windows ( different machine ) No problems ( 2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.i686 ) dmesg reports: usb 2-2: new high speed ...
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How to make a bootable USB out of my VPS?

I copied a backup of my entire VPS (Debian on OpenVZ) on a USB drive, and want to boot from this USB to test something on my server (in fact its duplicate). However, there is no nothing in the boot ...
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Trying to make USB-to-Ethernet adapter work on CentOS 5

I have a SR9600 USB-to-Ethernet adapter and, when plugging it on a Dell server running CentOS 5, the lsusb listing doesn't even change -- nothing at all appears in dmesg. But the USB port on that ...
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1answer
473 views

linux usb port monitoring

I want a bash script to monitor USB ports of a linux server to detect when an external hard drive is plugged in and removed. When a USB external drive is plugged in or removed, a text file is ...
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1answer
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Transfer Files From Multiple External USB Drives to Linux Server San Storage

We want to transfer files from multiple external USB drives to a Linux server connected to SAN storage. The USB Drives are formated with NTFS and contain media i.e. Images/Videos and will each range ...
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Cross platform support for network attached USB hubs?

I am looking at network-attached USB hubs in order to run licensed software in a virtualized environment when hardware dongles are required. Are there any solutions that will work with both Linux and ...
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1answer
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USB Webcam to IP Webcam on UBUNTU Server 11.04

I am wanting to install some security and surveillence in the room my ubuntu server occupies. I have already sorted out the security but was thinking about installing a camera of some sort. I don't ...
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1answer
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Slow ftp speeds from special directories

Good day, I'm having a very strange Problem with FTP transfers. The ftp server is a Linux 2.6 32-bit box with vsftp installed. On this box, transmission-daemon (bittorrent) is also installed and the ...
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1answer
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Whats wrong with my partition table?

I'm a bit lost here. I got my trusty old external 500Gb USB drive but it refuse to mount: I think my partition table is invalid: sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes ...
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Recommendation for a Linux distro that I can install on a USB drive [closed]

I have a netbook (no CD drive) that no longer boots. Before I do a factory reset (which is what the manufacturer is telling me I need to do), I want to try and recover my personal data. So I'm ...
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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detect specific device is USB / SATA apart from dmesg output

Suppose in a linux machine you have both SATA and USB devices present, and if they are all detected properly, how do you know whether a specific device(sda1/ sdb1) is USB device OR SATA device. Note: ...
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Server System drive on a USB stick? Good? Bad?

This is a follow up to this question. I am assembling a storage server with 14 SATA drives. I don't want to "waste" a drive for the OS system, so I thought I could isntall and run the OS from a USB ...
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1answer
462 views

Why does my external USB hard drive refuse to unmount after transferring large tar files to it?

I recently need to transfer large tar files to an external USB hard drive from one Red Hat ES 5 server to another (neither with network connectivity). Originally I was trying to move ~90gig tar file ...
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1answer
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Set custom mount point and mount options for USB stick

I have an USB stick which contains private stuff like the SSH key. I want to mount this stick to my own home directory with 0700 permissions. Currently I do this with this line in /etc/fstab: ...
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optimal folder structure for storing 100k files on a USB drive

I need to store 100k files (around 40GB) in a USB drive. Each file has a unique int id (e.g 45000). Option one is to put all files in a single folder: root/ root/1.pdf root/2.pdf root/3.pdf ... ...
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Autodetect/mount SDCards and run script for them on Linux

I'm currently running SME Server, and need to have a script run upon the attachment of SD Cards to my server. The script itself works fine (it copies the contents of the cards), but the automounting ...
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Disable thumb drives, but allow other mass storage USB devices on Linux

I have a requirement to disable USB thumb drives, while still allowing other USB devices such as a portable hard drive. Is there a way to do this in Linux? I know the Windows side has some ...
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Our embedded linux system won't recognize a USB Device if it is plugged in before powerup. Suggestions?

We are developing on a small embedded device. This device us a gumstix overo board running OpenEmbedded linux. We have our development almost completely done, and have run into the strangest of bugs ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB drive then put back HD inside computer?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a hard drive that is accessed via USB. Then, when all is OK, replace the computer hard disk with that one that was USB-connected. (Computer used for USB ...
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Miroring usb drives (master/slave, booting linux from them)

I have a small server that boots from a usb drive and i would like to protect myself from the drive dying. I can't add another hard drive. My question is: can i add one or two usb sticks of the same ...
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Linux console - programmatical detection of which device a USB storage is assigned to

Every morning 9am we plug an external HD to our office server (always to the same USB port). Every day the HD is new, but all of them are made by the same manufacturer (Freecom). Everyday at 12am, a ...
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1answer
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Linux USB/Serial port won't create a tty device in /dev

I am connecting a USB to serial driver port to my system and I get about halfway to where I need to go. When it is plugged in dmesg indicates: <6>usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ...
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usb device -> block device mapping on Ubuntu?

Apologies if this is a duplicate, however. I have 2 usb mass storage devices, and I need to be able to work out which physical device maps to a block device. They are not both always present, so I ...
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connecting usb printer to linux ethernet port

I have wireless router WRT 54GS with DD-WRT and USB printer. I was thinking about installing CUPS on my old WRT and using usb to ethernet converter to connect my usb printer to network. Only part ...
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Can I make a Linux host appear to be a USB hard drive?

Is there a daemon or driver I can install on a Linux host -- in this case a Buffalo TeraStation, but I'm also curious about the general case -- which will allow that host to appear as a USB hard drive ...
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How do you specify static mount points for removable usb drives?

I have a bunch of usb ports and hubs. When you attach usb thumb drives, Linux assigns them to virtual block devices on a first-come first-serve basis. It creates sdd, sde, sdf, and so on, regardless ...
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879 views

How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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365 views

setting usb port to write only on linux

How would I go about disabling reading from usb sticks but still have the ability to write to them? The reasoning is this is a public internet access (kiosk more or less) computer but we want the user ...
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USB Drive becomes read-only after a while

Our backup "solution" includes hooking up a USB drive to the backup server, and running a custom script that rsyncs the data on to the USB drive. However, after a while, the drive becomes read-only. ...
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390 views

Load usbserial twice with different arguments?

I have two USB devices and both require usbserial to be loaded in order to access them. However, One of the devices, a USB GPRS modem requires that it be loaded like this: modprobe usbserial ...
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How to determine USB Version 1.1 or 2.0

I have got a Ubuntu server 9.10 system with a USB storage attached. It works very, very slow. Is there a command to test whether it's 1.1 or 2.0 usb? How can I find out? Thanks for your help!
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Keep keyboard alive when x server crashes

From time to time my Ubuntu desktop freezes. When this happens my usb keyboard and mouse stop responding so I can't get out to tty1 ([ctrl][alt][f1]) or do anything else from my input devices - also ...
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How to disable hiddev96 in linux (or tell it to ignore a specific device)

I'm having problems with a CentOS 5.0 system when using a certain USB device. The problem is that the device advertises itself as a HID device and linux is happy to try to provide support for it: In ...