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#1 2020-04-21 12:46:56

yoda
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USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

For people who comes from the Mac or Windows world, dealing with USB sticks in the linux world, is sometime painful  on Linux LOL

Example:
- we sometime format a USB Stick and can't write on it  (Need to google)
- we sometime format a USB stick the right way,  it works,  but not on another Linux station ( because of EXT fs permission)


What is the best "noobie tool" to manage our USB stick, to make sure they can be write to and move around between PC ?

For now, I have a 7 GB file to move for my BL station to a Arch station and don't want to learn all the Umount, chmod, df, lsblk things LOL

There is so many different ways and commands on the Net ( fdisk, dd, mkfs.ext4 etc etc etc)

tks...

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#2 2020-04-21 15:12:18

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

Long Story short, the "File System noobie" that I am, finally used gparted and then chmod -R 777 /dev/sdb  and for some reason my  USB stick was also readable on the Arch PC BUT' if there is an easy GUI tool for next time, I would use it...

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#3 2020-04-21 15:43:37

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

Depending on your security/permission needs, you can use gparted to format the USB to FAT32. Then you can use it with any operating system and username.


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#4 2020-04-21 17:14:21

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

PackRat wrote:

use gparted to format the USB to FAT32.

Gparted is one good GUI tool for manging disk partitions. Cfdisk is another ncurserbased gui program.

But Fat32, can not host a 7 GB file! On fat32, you have to splitt the file. You must have program for splitting and combine file. Preferable whith redundancy checksums.

Better then maybe, to use ntfs and on the mac/linux/bsd, whatever install support for ntfs. Or use ext2 and install support for that on the mac/win.

Bottomline is that if you want to transfer files bigger than 4 GB usb-stick, between diferent hw plattofrms/OS, there does not exist any easy GUI programs to support it "out of the box".


// Regards rbh

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#5 2020-04-21 18:47:49

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

^There is no "egg-laying" tool for this, as already mentioned above. Especially not "with USB" with this amount of data. mad

Many years ago I was in a similar situation. The task was to "save away" and "bring back" 17GB

The wonder is called scp (and ssh)   wink

scp (shell command) The shell command scp (secure copy) is used to transfer files and directories in a computer network encrypted with SSH. The Secure Shell / SSH is used for login and connection and the Secure Copy Protocol / SCP is used for data transmission.

You have to read (and understand) something even with LINUX!

scp -r -p -v  /media/windows unklar@192.168.178.36:/media/DATEN

It says (man scp)
-r for recursive
-v for verbose
-p for the original timestamp (important, otherwise all files will have the   date of today)

The 17GB lasted 26:24 minutes and I could watch.
Later, the whole thing back again

scp -r -p -v unklar@192.168.178.36:/media/DATEN/windows /media

was finished in even less time.   big_smile

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#6 2020-04-21 18:52:02

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

rbh wrote:

But Fat32, can not host a 7 GB file!

True; that looked like 1GB on my phone this morning.

@yoda - something like unklar suggests is the better route for large file transfers.

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#7 2020-04-21 19:46:43

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

Tks to all !! Really appreciate


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#8 2020-04-21 19:51:21

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

unklar wrote:

The wonder is called scp (and ssh)   wink

Tks a lot !!!


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#9 2020-04-22 06:33:05

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Re: USB tool for noobie [SOLVED]

Well, you're gonna have to go through that...   big_smile

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