USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. The current USB standard is USB 3.0, which supports transfer speeds of up to 625MB/s. USB devices are plug-and-play.

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How to block Phone memory card in linux mint 17.1 [on hold]

I want to block Phone memory card in linux systems (Mint/Ubuntu) in my firm.I already blocked all USB storage and webcam by edit the blacklist.conf file.
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Problem with DD & Startup disk creator

I want to create a bootable USB drive for Chromium OS. I downloaded this image (direct link) and I want to put it on my 4 Gb USB. The IMG file is 2.6 Gb and my USB is 4 Gb, so there is space for the ...
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Cannot access NTFS partition on Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick. Below are my drive details in the same order: 1.5GB Swap 20GB ext4 (ubuntu installation) 10GB NTFS Now, I'm unable to view or access the NTFS partition ...
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Cannot download Ubuntu to a USB drive. Only option available is to burn to a DVD, which I do not have

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, when I click on the program, a window opens which asks me to burn to a disk. Even though I have a USB drive attached (and which is recognized by my computer) it ...
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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Which format must the drive be in order to create a bootable USB?

How do I have to format the drive in order to create a bootable USB? I'd appreciate it if I could get an answer soon... Thanks!
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Is it safe to delete a Swap Partition on a USB install?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my 32gb USB drive. I recently read that having a Swap causes a lot of reads and writes to the drive making the OS slow and reducing the lifespan of the drive. ...
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Error 5 denied USB when i try to use win32 diskimager

When I tried using win32diskimager, it says error 5 denied and then I can't choose any disk (I can choose ISO images though). Also, I can write and read the USB from other programs. I'm using Ubuntu. ...
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Wired USB mouse stops working on desktop

completely new to Ubuntu, but getting away from windows and mac. Basically my USB wired mouse stops working after a few minutes being on, I've tried with other computers and the mouse worked fine, ...
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HP Mini Stream bluetooth not working

Using (K)Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a HP Stream Mini desktop. It's in use as a HTPC and I'd like to get an aftermarket Bluetooth keyboard to work. I connect to a wired network so not bothered about the ...
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Unable to discover USB external HDD after entering power management

I have a USB-HDD attached to my box. The USB HDD will not be discovered by my linux after entering power saving. I already turned off the power saving through the command line tool, hdparm. However, ...
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MBA Mid 2011: Black screen on Boot (Installation)

ive been looking around for solutions but neither 'nomodeset'-option nor i915.modeset=0 helped me. I have a Macbook Air Mid 2011 (with Intel Graphics 3000). Im trying to boot it from my USB Stick - ...
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Show USB device (Android phone) in VirtualBox

I am running Ubuntu version 14.04 and have installed Virtualbox (version 4.3.10) to run a Windows 7 box. I have installed guest additions and the extension pack for Virtualbox and my user has been ...
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Logitech USB headset not working in 14.04

I recently converted my laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 (two days ago at the time of this posting) and just encountered this problem (an hour or so ago at the time of this posting). The problem is that my ...
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WACOM Tablet will only work if plugged in USB at boot time

This is on UBUNTU 14.04 LTS If I plug my WACOM (Intuos4 PTK-440) into USB AFTER I boot or if I unplug and replug, without booting, the tablet does not respond. YET I do get : $ lsusb Bus 003 Device ...
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Nvidia drivers causing overcurrent on USB ports

I have Asus laptop with (unfortunately) Optimus technology for graphics. Overcurrent information on my two USB ports is displayed every time on boot when using any nvidia driver(331.113 and ...
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Minimum size for Ubuntu USB disk

The instructions for creating a bootable Ubuntu USB specify a USB device with "at least 2GB of free space" I have a 2Gb USB stick, but that's the raw size - when formatted, it will have slightly ...
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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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usb headphones don't work in xubuntu

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.02 and my C-Media USB headphones don't "just work." When I plug them in, entries are created in /dev/snd, but nothing appears in sound settings, nor do they appear in the ...
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Gnome 13, USB boot partition enable swap disk [duplicate]

I installed to 16 Gig USB. I made whole 16 Gig as 1 partition. I wish to repartition about 4 Gig for Swap File and enable the Swap Partition. I only run 512 Ram so I think this would increase ...
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Ethernet network LG Mobile phone, stops and switches to Mobile Broadband. Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to USB tether phone, RNDIS, works for a few seconds then USB network adapter is switch to being a mobile broadband device. Then network connection is dropped. How to stop it from changing to ...
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Netgear N600 router not connecting to wifi - help!

I'm extremely new to linux and i'm looking into using linux because my windows trial is running out and I don't have the money to buy a copy. I've been running ubuntu off of a usb to try it out, but I ...
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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu via USB - no the normal install instruction forums have not helped

I'm a new to Linux operating systems and am having some problems installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 I am trying to install it on a HP laptop running Windows 8.1, I have created a separate partition of my hard ...
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External Drive automatically remounted and not powering down after detaching with udisks

Well this question may seems similar to these link: 1. How to prevent USB Drives from auto-remounting after remove. 2. USB 3.0 hard drives don't spin down when "safely removed" from ...
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udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization

During boot of Ubuntu 15.04 vivid the system waits too long for a usb device to be initialized. The problem is that the reported usb has a hub (front usb ports on my cabinet) but no device connected ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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Absent frontend0 with USB DVBSky S960/S860 - driver bug?

I was pleased to upgrade, today, to Ubuntu 15.04 and to get a 3.19 kernel because the Linux TV Wiki suggests that, from kernel version 3.18 onwards, my "Mystique SaTiX-S2 Sky V2 USB (DVBSKY S960 ...
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 from a USB stick and “Resizing Partition” has been stuck at 0% for about an hour and a half [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 from a USB stick (created with this) on the only disk in a new machine that I've just built. When I got to disk partitioning I picked the first option. It's ...
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USB ports stop working after resumming from suspension - Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo S20-30 laptop (bought in February 2015) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (then Xubuntu) alongside windows. I don't use Windows now. Everything seems fine except when I suspend the laptop ...
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Do I need a bootloader in my existing hard disk to boot from USB?

The question is aimed at understanding the boot functionality when I try to boot from USB/a pendrive containing an OS. Does it use the bootloader of my existing OS in the HDD when I try to boot from ...
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Transfer Ubuntu from USB to new SSD

This question follows on from my previous one. I have decided to take the plunge and replace my faulty hard disk with a brand new SSD drive. In the mean time I have done a fair bit of customization ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 USB devices powered off at encrypted root password prompt

Since my update from Ubuntu 14.04 -> 14.10 -> 15.04 it sems that i cannot boot my system anymore as i am stuck at the password prompt when ubuntu appempts to mount my encrypted root partition. The ...
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How can I read usb in Virtual Box with Windows 7 in my Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit in Virtual Box, but I need to install the network driver and it doesn't detect the USB, only in Ubuntu. Answers are much appreciated, Thanks Emilie
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Ubuntu USB install hangs at purple loading screen on HP Pavillion x360

I've been trying to install the latest 15.04 Ubuntu on my laptop through a usb installation, but whenever I try the "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" prompts, the screen hangs at a loading screen ...
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Seagate External HDD not detected but power light blinks

I have problem with my Seagate Backplus External HDD 1 TB. Two years it worked fine but now it is not getting detected in Ubuntu (Windows as well). I tried using different ports and tried using other ...
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How to disable an auto-detected default network scanner and use the USB scanner

I have a MFC scanner which was auto-detected through the network. When I try to use it, get invalid-argument therefore, I connected it via USB. Through USB it works however, the scanner programs ...
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No USB ports working after updates

All usb ports stopped working. I observe the light coming out of the mouse and it stops lighting when that nvidia splash screen comes. (which I've never seen before) Apparently it is the graphics ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 on flash drive [duplicate]

How to install ubuntu 14.10 on a 16gb usb flash drive. I want to install it, as if it were the hard drive, not live cd, because my hard drive is broken.
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How to get back windows loader, or boot from ubuntu

Well, I have windows 7, I installed ubuntu using usb, but I missed up, so I deleted, But I loved ubuntu and I want it back. The first time when I had to boot from usb I had a nice windows boot ...
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External USB drive not shown in lsusb

I have found many issues where the driver was found by sudo lsusb -v but not mounted. However that is NOT my problem. NOTE It DOES detect and automounts my USB memory sticks. That works with no ...
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Share usb over network

i'm looking for a free method to share an USB device over network. I got a RaspberryPi (raspbian) which has an USB device connected. I want to be able to receive and send command to this device from ...
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lubuntu 14.10 live usb black screen with blinking cursor [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.10 alongside my windows xp. when I select "try lubuntu without installing" or "Install Lubuntu" i get a black screen with a blinking cursor at the upper left corner. ...
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Can I unplug USB media installation while installing?

I heard that while installing via USB (or Live CD), all files are loaded into ramdisk? And as far as I know, ramdisk is just RAM that behave as HDD. My RAM is 4GB and ubuntu installation media is ...
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USB not mounting in UBUNTU 14.04

Neither my pen-drives nor my wireless mouse are getting mounted or connected. During startup it shows something about USB 3-7 not accepting address or similar. I checked in DISKS and my pen-drive ...
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wifi connection and USB data modem together

I want to connect my laptop to a camera's wifi... and transfer pics to the laptop... (no problem so far...) Then I want to use the laptop, via a USB CELL data modem, to capture a selected pic, and ...
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Creating Your Own Mount Point for USB Drive

I have an external USB drive which is always plugged in. I have modified fstab and created a folder in media so that the drive is mounted at media/drive_name. However, is automount is enabled, every ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect USB connected phone [duplicate]

On my Ubuntu 14.04 device I am starting android development but when I tried to connect my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747m) it wouldn't display as connected. I used the lsusb command and it didn't ...
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Wireless interface become disabled

My internal intel wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh], and logical name: wlan0) sometimes stops working, and I have to restart Ubuntu so that it will work again. My laptop is ...