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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no media detected on a usb flash drive

i have a kingston DT microDuo 3.0, it was working fine since i bought it, till it didnt mount on windows, mac and ubuntu it appears in the disk utility as /dev/sdd and in the volumes area it shows ...
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Can I run two virtual machines from one usb?

I have a usb drive with 32GB. I would like to setup a windows and a linux virtual machine. Can I partition the drive and install a vm for each on the same drive. I would not necessarily have to run ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Dedicated Server machine

I know this question has been asked many times, but I could not find a clear answer for me to understand... So I currently have Macbook pro retina I used UNETBOOTIN to copy the installation files on ...
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No linux bootable USB's loading

First I decided on Linux Mint 17.2, created a bootable USB with pendrivelinux and away I went. The mint logo came up, i chose to run mint, and then, my monitor went all blocky and showed part of my ...
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Install Older Ubuntu on 14.04 Machine

I am in immediate need of installing 10.04 in a laptop that is currently 14.04 (Only Ubuntu). And I have to do this using a USB stick or pendrive only. I tried using LinuxLiveUSB creator or using ...
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Asus USB-N53 WiFi adapter installation under 14.04

I am trying to install the Asus USB-N53 wifi adapter and followed the instructions in How do I install an Asus USB-N53 WiFi adapter? and 14.04 - Installing Asus USB-N53 WiFi adapter failing The wifi ...
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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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TOTOLINK N150UA wireless USB adapter unable to install in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my windows 7 on my PC(CPU INTEL i686 Mainboard is MS-7519). The wireless works flawless on windows but there is no sign of it on Ubuntu. Any help to fix ...
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Integrated webcam problem on Ubuntu

I just try to get my integrated webcam into my virtual machine Ubuntu 14.04 with VMware workstation. But when I use cheese or everythings else I just have a black screen... So for the technicals ...
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Running from USB-stick, reboots on Asus?

So I followed the instructions to create an isofile and choose try ubuntu without installing. Having problems on an Asus notebook. Got it to work once, but now it does some sort of check and then ...
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Procedure on how to install WU-NETA--025(A)

Just installed Xubuntu 14 and bought a USB Wi-Fi Dongle model WU-NETA--025(A). The CD includes Linux installer but how do I install it? I'm new to Linux. Thanks. fdc@fdc-desktop:~/Desktop$ lsusb Bus ...
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mount: /dev/sr1 is already mounted or /media/good/ZTEMODEM busy

When I plug two mobile broadband (usb) devices I get this error mount: /dev/sr1 is already mounted or /media/good/ZTEMODEM busy. Any idea how to fix it? I've started to get this error only after I've ...
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How do I open Unetbootin on my pc using Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Unetbootin on my pc. I want to install Puppy Linux on my usb flash drive. I cannot find Unetbootin on my pc. I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and the Chromium browser.
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Mouse not showing after startup

I just bought a new computer and installed Ubuntu 14.04 Everything works fine, for just one thing: When I login I don't have a mouse pointer. When I unplug the usb-mouse and connect it again the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 15.04 on Mac Mini with Ubuntu Desktop Installed

I have a Mac Mini that I somehow (god knows how) managed to install Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 onto in the past. I want to reinstall Ubuntu Server 15.04 on to the Mac Mini but I can't get it to recognize my ...
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Cant change file permissions for External Drive- Steam Related

I use Chrubuntu and I have a extremely small amount off space on my computer I want to download steam but dont have enough space for my games. I heard you could download games onto a External Drive so ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, wifi connection but no Internet, no usb recognized, can't shut down or restart properly

Sometimes Ubuntu is amazing, other times it makes me want to rip my hair. So I have a laptop, hp pavillon g6 séries with Ubuntu 14.04 installed from a couple months ago, after struggling with the ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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Installing 14.10 on laptop without OS/with Linpus

I have been using ubuntu on my laptops and PCs for some years now but never did the installation process myself. I now bought a new Acer Aspire E5-571G-59EG without OS and would like to install ubuntu ...
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Unable to detect usb pen drive in ubuntu 12.04 , after uninstall Ubuntu 14.04

Have 2 hard disks One with 12.04 installed and run with no problem. , recently installed 14.04 in the second hard disk. My Pc response slowly when i boot 14.04. I uninstalled 14.04 , run 12.04, ...
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Ubuntu can't read my USB: “device descriptor read/64, error -110”

I have a 16GB flash drive. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I can't open my flash drive and I can't see it in GParted. After running tail -f /var/log/syslog . After inserting my flash: USB disconnect, ...
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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installing Netgear A6200 USb wifi on Dell D830 Latitude and latest Ubuntu MATE

i have tried to install the windows drivers and tried to use them with ndiswrapper. So the adapter shows up under ndiswrapper -l (bcmwlhigh5 driver installed and device present) it is also shown under ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cant detect USB mouse

I recently installed Ubuntu and lately seem to be having a problem operating my usb mouse from it. kj@kj-SVE15115ENW:~$ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer 2: "Virtual core pointer" [XPointer] 4: ...
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USB Mobile internet and ethernet not recognized on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problem with recognizing ethernet and Mobile internet. I am able to connect to wifi, but Ubuntu 14.04 doesen't recognize ethernet and Mobile. My ethernet cable is pluged in, and so is my ...
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Beaglebone: usb0 interface not showing up

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my BeagleBone from armhf.com. However, I'm unable to ssh into my Beaglebone over USB. Running ifconfig, I discovered that there is the usb0 interface is not showing ...
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¨USB device: card reader¨ draining battery even if not used

Ive installed ubuntu on my macbook pro retina 13 and im triyng to get the best battery life possible. Im using powertop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. powertop says ...
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Couldn't find matching udev devices

I tried to connect my brand new Microsoft Lumia 540 to Lubuntu 14.10 with the help of default LUMIA USB cable and got the following error messages. Unable to Open MTP devices Couldn't find matching ...
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Udev rules for USB mounting and Low Graphics Mode error

I have a file containing the content bellow KERNEL!="sd[a-z][0-9]", GOTO="media_by_label_auto_mount_end" # Import FS infos IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p %N" # Get a label if present, ...
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How to create a live system on usb-drive with persistent changes on disk/hdd

I was trying to install Ubuntu live on a USB-drive with persistent changes. However i wanted to write the changes to HDD instead of USB for various reasons (Performance, Space). I found out, that the ...
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Update to 13.10 on USB drive causes kernel panic

Apologies if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find anything relevant. I run Ubuntu 13.10 on an external USB drive and it has been running happily (with several updates) for some time. ...
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set volume with usb headset

I have a usb headset. It works great but I can't change the volume using the normal volume control (in the system tray). I have found a way to change its volume through pulseaudio volume control: I ...
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How to create bootable ISO from an installed OS?

Say I have two systems A and B. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on system A and need same set of settings in system B, for which I am thinking to make a bootable iso from System A(creating as a ...
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How do I compile and install a change made to a kernel source file?

I was to apply a patch to config.c file in the drivers/usb/core directory. Specifically, I'm trying to fix the issue detailed in this post. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with the 3.19 kernel, a stock ...
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weird language/ charictors after while booting

when I try to boot from my USB I get these strange characters instead of the dell logo screen: Raikra 'isks kr kphar ia 'ia* prass ajy kay pk rasparp It seems to ask to press a key, and when I put ...
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I get some error when i insert this particular USB disk in , dosent give any error in other OS

Says unable to mount at heading Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/user/HRM_CCSA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5: Command-line `mount -t "udf" -o ...
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How do I get the linksys WUSB6300 wireless adapter to work on linux

I've been using the Linksys USB6300 Adapter but when I switched to Ubuntu it stopped working since its only compatible with Windows. I've tried using ndiswrapper and although it says my windows driver ...
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Can't mount encrypted usb stick

I had a truecrypt encrypted usb stick, which I decided to reencrypt in LUKS through disk-utilities. I encrypted it, tested if I can mount it and put all my files on it. However, after a reboot I can't ...
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14.04 USB keep mounting itself

im trying to format my USB flash drive, but when i sudo umount /dev/sdb1 it doesn't work. so i tried to format it with ubuntu disk utility app. when i tried to unmount it, it keep mounting itself. so ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

so i just brought an extra screen and found that i had no spare slots for it. So ofcourse i went out and got a USB to DVI/VGA adapter. In the crate a cd with an exe file on it followed. Now i have ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive [closed]

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Burning a hex file for 8051 microcontrollor on Usbasp Serial Peripheral Interface ( SPI ) on ubuntu 14.04

I used to burn the hex file in windows by Plug in the hardware into my windows pc. installing usbasp drivers. Use progisp software (A 8051 USB ISP PROGRAMMER) to burn hex file into the 8051 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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please help me install wireless usb adapter driver

I got a wireless usb with the rtl8188C , it came with the cd and it detects it but it doesnt have he driver installed, please help
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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Create bootable usb from windows iso using ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

How can I create a Bootable windows 8 usb from iso using ubuntu live cd?
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installing Ubuntu from a USB drive onto a second HHD

I have a 500G USB drive with lots of data on it. Can I use that to install Ubuntu to a second hard drive on my Windows XP pc ?
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...