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  1. Purhonen

    EUFI BIOS Does not show USB port

    I'm trying to boot from a USB flash drive (containing SpinRite hard-drive recovery and maintenance program from Gibson Research) but when I go to the EUFI bios configuration the ONLY bootable item listed is my SS Hard Drive -- no USB or CD-ROM? My equipment: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz 1.80 GHz Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.88 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor Thanks, Steve Purhonen
  2. Create A Bootable USB Drive By Simply Copying The ISO To The USB With Ventoy (Linux And Windows) Above is a link to some information about Ventoy in another thread here at Scot's. I thought this useful tool deserved a thread of its own as it is such a useful tool. Ventoy Updated to Support Local Disk Image Booting Found this interesting snippet of information over at funkyspacemonkey.com. Looks like Ventoy is going from strength to strength. more information over at their main site, Ventoy Boot Image Files In Local Disk It seems easy enough to use. You download your .iso then for linux, Longpanda's GitHub page has extensive information and guides on all aspects of this fine tool. https://github.com/ventoy Happy distro hopping folks.
  3. abarbarian

    USB -- Tips

    The easiest way to identify USB drive names is to use the “fdisk” command with a “-l” option for listing. >> fdisk -l The “lsusb” command in order to list the USB devices on your machine. >> lsusb To find out your USB stick or flash drive name under Linux, run: >> lsblk To find mountpoints and filesystems on Linux, you can use the findmnt command. >> findmnt /dev/sdb2 TARGET SOURCE FSTYPE OPTIONS /run/media/bloodaxe/Steam-D /dev/sdb2 ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,errors=rem To test and detect bad sector in USB flash memory or pen drive, run: This will destroy all data on the drive and you will have to reinstall a file system on the drive afterward with something like gparted # badblocks -w -s /dev/sdX an example You can see that "badblocks" has run one "pattern" and has started another. If left to run "badblocks" will keep on running different "patterns" until you stop the process. In my first run through I let "badblocks" run through four different patterns before I stopped the process. I have no idea how many patterns it would have continued to run and did not wait to see as each pattern took 15 mins to complete on the 8 GB usb stick. Looks like my usb passed with no errors.
  4. When I write an ISO to a USB-stick using dd or any other usb-burn software, I always end up with a Read-Only File System. I tried mount -o remount,rw but that doesn't seem do to the job. Funny thing is that using Rufus on Windows presents me with a read/write USB-stick. Is there a hidden option for dd that returns a read/write USB-stick, or another way to have a read/write disk Txs
  5. I have a wonderful Patriot 16GB USB 3.0 drive that suddenly decided to puke on me. It was not working right on any type of computer; corrupted data and read only. You could see nothing even if it was viewable. And you couldn't even reformat it because EVERYTHING including Linux thought it was read only. I did some searching around and the first result in a Google search had the answer: Patriot Axle 16gb, "write protected" "corrupt" In that topic on the Patriot Forums, this is the thing that worked for me: Thanks you Patriot Forums' Patriot_Ben! Would have hated to lose that wonderful 16GB Drive! So far so good. I have reformatted it three times and am in the process of copying all the stuff I had on it before. I just hope it does not mean that the chip is starting to fail....
  6. So I installed LMC to a usb. Did some tweaking and installed stellarium, everything was ok, reboots worked. Then I thought maybe me mate does not want auto login. Big mistake. I used the configuration program from LMC and unchecked the "auto login" boxes. Now I can not start LMC. Everything seems to work up to a point. I get some writing on a black screen, get the MINT logo and then some more writting. Up to this point this is as normal. Then the writing stops and tells me the system can not find this that or the other and drops me into a "init shell?" Which seems to be some sort of rescue (?) shell. I can type in "help" and get a list of commands I can use but have no idea how to use them. There is no shutdown or reboot option so I have to kill from the wall switch. Can anyone tell me what to do to save this install ? I could reinstall but have made quite a few changes and it is probably easier to save than reinstall. :'(
  7. I have a Windows 7 (64 bit) Dell Inspiron One infected with the "FBI lock screen virus (REloadit Pack Scam)" I'm unable to boot into Safe Mode. When I hold F12 on boot up I get the following boot options: - Hard Disk - DVD/CD drive - Diagnostics - BIOS Setup None of those help me. (The "Diagnostics" option results in the Dell "ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment" which simply checks all the hardware (cables, OS Boot Path, drives, video card, CPU fan, processor and memory) with no outlet to a Command Prompt or anything . . . so useless.) So the problem via this method is getting to the desktop which I can not due. I ran Windows Defender Offline on the infected machine. It found 7 problems but not the ones related to the FBI ransomware because upon reboot the same situation existed. My safe machine is my Windows 7 (32 bit) laptop. Next I found HitMan Pro Malware Removal tool which specifically mentions the FBI ransomware. My problem now is how do I make a USB stick for the 64 bit infected machine from my 32 bit safe machine? (This is my actual question) Any other ideas on how to get this bugger out? Thanks, Steve
  8. OK, For some reason, I seem to have issues with USB hubs. The last one I had was a Belkin 7-port model that seemed to overheat after a year of moderate use. My MacBook Air has USB 3.0 on it, and I want to maximize on that capability. I am also willing to pay a bit more for a high quality hub. I will have a variety of devices hooked up to this hub. - USB mixer that is the primary audio for the Mac - Secondary USB audio device. Used for Skype, etc. (Need two devices to record and talk at the same time.) - HP Printer/Scanner Here are the things I am looking for in a hub: - USB 3.0 on all ports - Most of the ports on the rear. One or two on the front is fine. - Ports aligned vertically, if possible - Indicator lights! Ideally, device present and activity indicators - Plenty of Amps to power things and charge my iPad Does anyone know of anything off the top of their heads? Adam This one looks good- http://www.amazon.com/Oct-2012-Upgraded-Version-Compatible/dp/B006TT91TW/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1357411330&sr=8-13&keywords=usb+hub Except all the ports are in the front.
  9. http://laforge.gnumonks.org/weblog/2012/05/21/#20120521-open_registry_for_usb_and_mac_addrs Any use to anyone
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