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Linux (Ubuntu) run script upon USB mount

I have a Ubuntu server with a external USB hard drive. I basically just want to run a script whenever the hard drive is plugged in. What would be the optimal way to achieve this ?
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Can you use a USB hard drive in ESXI?

I know that you can install ESXi 4.0 on a thumbdrive, but I was wondering if you could plug in an external harddrive to give extra storage to one of your VMs? We run a fileserver inside of ESXi that ...
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Rebuild Fedora 19 ISO adding Kickstart for USB install

I am attempting to edit a Fedora 19 DVD ISO to add a kickstart file. I then need this ISO burnt to a USB stick for instillation. The error I get when booting is Warning: Could not boot. Warning: ...
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What might cause DIR $file to report “File not found” when DIR $dir shows the same file just fine?

I can DIR a file and it doesn't exist, but DIRing its directory, or a file in the same directory as it, works fine. Is this a hardware or software problem? If it's hardware, is it the drive or ...
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How to make Windows 7 USB flash install media from Linux?

I have: ISO image of Windows 7 install media 4 GB USB flash drive no DVD drive Linux installed
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Re-mount USB device after removal on Windows

From time to time I eject a USB device, generally a memory stick or external HDD, when I think I have finished transferring data only to realise there's something else I need to do with it. Normally ...
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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...
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Why are usb hubs only available up to 7 ports? [closed]

Why are usb hubs only available up to 7 ports? Is there something technical that prevents that? I thought USB addressing allowed 127 USB devices to be connected, so that's not it. EDIT: Thanks for ...
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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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Best file system for external (USB) hard drives/USB memory media

Almost all external USB hard drive and USB memory media/sticks come today preformatted with FAT32. As far as I know the only advantage of the file system is the compatibility among OSes and devices. ...
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Looking for a USB GSM modem, compatible with Solaris 10 (sparc)

Seven months on SF, and my first question. I do hope someone has an answer, as I'm at my wits' end. I have a Nokia 6310i connected via RS232 cable to a Solaris 10 system, for sending SMS messages ...
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How can I install Windows 7 without burning a DVD or using a USB Drive?

I downloaded the .iso of Windows 7 and would now like to install it as my main OS. However I can't because I don't have a DVD Burner, a 2+ GB USB Drive, or a external HDD (or extra HDD). So how can I ...
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physical port locks for ethernet, USB, phone, etc.?

If a user or a visitor sees a port, they will try to stick something into it and then complain to us when it doesn't work or breaks their stuff. Are there such things as physical locks that can be ...
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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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Looking for a way to audit/monitor removable media on a Mac

We have a client who's requiring that we implement dataloss prevention on workstations that are accessing their project's data. If Alice attaches removable media (USB, FireWire, CD, DVD) to her ...
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Group Policy Preference not applied automatically

DC - Windows Server 2008 R2 Client OS - Window XP I have applied USB block Group Policy Preference setting for Window XP ( i.e Registry setting & usbstor.inf, usbstor.pnf denied policy ). But ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...