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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Ubuntu live usb installer wont boot up

Good day, Can anyone help me in regards to the installation of ubuntu 15.04, first of all I've downloaded the amd64 or the x64 version of it, after making a bootable flash drive using the Universal ...
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I can not execute .bin file in a external usb

One moth ago I install cmap tools in my home folder, but now I want to install cmap in my external usb. I always install cmap.bin in my home folder using this command: chmod +x file-cmap.bin but ...
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acer aspire one not booting after 14.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 and now my acer aspire one will not boot up, I have tried the recovery mode, and when it asks for my login I get the message that my password is incorrect, I ...
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Fixed bit rate for usb-wifi dongle

I would like to do some measurements using wireless transmission at fixed bit rate. I know that this is possible using the command (for 1 Mbps) iwconfig wlan0 rate 1M This command takes effect when ...
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How to compile qemu with usb suport

I have recently downloaded qemu and compiled qemu 2.3.0. I can compile and install just fine, but I cant figure out how to get USB support. I have installed libusb 1.0.9 but when I run configure for ...
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Lenovo T440p Docking Station USB only works half the time

I've recently bought a Lenovo T440p and have realized that usb devices connected via its docking station do not connect if I boot the computer while it's plugged into it. When I boot the laptop when ...
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kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)

When I boot ubuntu 15.04 from usb, I got this problem: kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)
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How can I boot via USB with GA-945GCMNX-S2 BIOS?

I'm using a computer with a Gigabyte GA-945GCMNX-S2. So my issue here is the BIOS does detect the USB drive but does not boot in. I've tried Unetbootin, Live USB Installer and other tools but no ...
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how to install driver for belkin N600 wireless adapter on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have read through questions concerning installing driver for this wireless adapter, and found that the driver is closely dependent on the details of each adapter, thus I post my adapter here and ask ...
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WD Passport Not Detected On Any Computer

I have had a WD My Passport drive for a while, and today it just stopped working. I have looked around and nothing seems to solve the problem. When I plug the drive in, dmesg says this: ...
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How can I upgrade from an EOL version without using an .ISO image as I cannot boot from usb or DVD?

I am trying to upgrade or update from Ubuntu 11.04. My computer (acer aspire c 2008) won't boot from usb and my cdrom usually doesn't mount. So could I partition my hard drive and put the .ISO there ...
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Can't get USB microphone to be recognized

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04, and I'm having trouble getting the microphone on my headset to be recognized. The speakers portion of the headset works fine, and both parts work fine on a Windows machine. ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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drivers for HP U160 USB monitor

Somebody know if exists a driver for HP U160 USB monitor ? I've used this monitor as secondary in windows but now that I changed my OS to Kubuntu 14.04 I'm not able to configure and use it.
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4G dongle (for wireless internet) not detecting unless i restart ubuntu 12.04

I have a Airtel 4G LTE dongle. if i connect it to my laptop while laptop is on dongle is not getting detected. It only gets detected if i restart laptop. thank you in advance!
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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