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 installation on USB

I have a 8GB pendrive which i want to use as my HDD I want the Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on USB and i want possibility to save files on the USB, update the system and so on... I was thinking about ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on an iMac G4 PowerMac6,1 without access to OS X

I have an iMac G4 PowerMac6,1 which has already seen some years and I would like to install Ubuntu on it (any version) by overwriting the current OS X installation which I can't and don't want to ...
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Problems with USB ports

I've recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Toshiba C55 (it has 3 usb ports, 1 USB2 on the left side and 1 USB2 and 1 USB3 on the right side). My mouse is connected on the right. The problem is ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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USB Not Using All of Space After Install [on hold]

I just bought a 128 GB USB for Ubuntu and I installed Ubuntu from USB to another but for some reason I'm still getting "3.9GB Available" whenever I go to "About This Computer". How do I optimize all ...
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School computer can't run Ubuntu off flashdrive. But can run “Try Ubuntu” off the install flashdrive

Not sure what the problem is. When I go to the boot menu and choose boot from usb nothing happens and it boots to windows. When I plug in the flashdrive that has all the Ubuntu files (the one I use to ...
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USB Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu 14.04 live usb

I recently downloaded and created Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit using Unebootin. The process was successful,but after reboot the screen is stuck with Syslinux screen forever. I tried numerous times,but ...
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How to to get D-Link DWA-131 wireless USB Adapter working on 12.04?

I have installed 12.04 on my desktop (I was previously using Windows XP). With XP I was using a D-Link DWA-131(H/W ver B1 F/W Ver 2.01) wireless USB adapter for the internet and I have been trying ...
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how to create bootable USB drive (ubuntu) [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB key drive in order to be able to run/install an Ubuntu ISO image with it. How can I do that using Ubuntu (command line) ?
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SanDisk SecureAccess software

SanDisk USB flash drives come with a password and file encryption software called SecureAccess v1.0 and the update is v2.0. This doesn't work on my UBUntu Studio 12.04 LTS OS. Their website states its ...
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Ubuntu VM sees a ghost bluetooth adapter?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare on a Windows 7 desktop. I don't have any bluetooth adapters plugged into my desktop. Before I insert any adapters, Ubuntu sees an adapter called "ubuntu-0". When I ...
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Cannot boot from USB install (HP DV6)

I have installed Ubuntu (12.04 AND 14.04 separately, multiple times each) onto a 32Gb USB flash drive. The flash drive boots fine on a spare laptop (older HP DV7, windows 7), however on my HP ...
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How can I delete ubuntu from usb installer?

I used a usb to install ubuntu to my friend. After the installation finished, I can't delete contents, what can I do to format it? Since this reading this as just being part of the system and does not ...
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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14.04 Not Auto-Mounting External Drives Since Upgrading from 12.04

I've upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 via command-line when my system froze, had to do REISUB and dpkg --configure -a to recover from crash after rebooting. Now everything seems to work except ...
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How to make my wi-fi usb adapter sitecom wla 2100 n300 v1-001 to work

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 lts on a laptop (32bit) and on a desktop (64bit) and on both my sitecom wifi usb adapter is not recognized by ubuntu. I dont have any experience with ubuntu or linux. On ...
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trouble booting 14.04 from USB

I'm trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and am encountering problems. I'm working from 12.04. Downloaded the 14.04 iso file. Used the Startup Disc Creator App. However, when I try to boot from ...
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Install Windows on Ubuntu from bootable USB [on hold]

I would like to ask how to install Windows 8 on Ubuntu. I created a bootable Windows USB, (once FAT32 and once ntfs), but I do not know how to run the USB, I could only open it as a folder. Windows ...
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Kingston Datatraveler won't mount in ubuntu 14.04

I try and try and try but ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing my flash drive. It's a Kingston Datatraveler which has never caused me any problems before until now. Anybody know what to do?
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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Why doesn't it work to install Ubuntu? Please help!

I have tried so many times now but it doesn't work! I have an Acer Aspire V with Windows 8.1 64-bit, 2.50 GHz AMD Quad-Core Processor A10-5757M, 512MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G Graphics System Memory, 8GB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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Putting A Full Installation of Lubuntu on a USB Drive

I am trying to install a full Lubuntu installation on a USB drive. I've tried a number of different methods, but they all seem to fail in some way or another. First of all, I don't have a native ...
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installing ubuntu on windows 8.1 will not work.

i have installed Ubuntu on the USB drive, followed all the directions, and when i boot from USB, it just starts windows like normal. every time. i have re installed it on the drive to make sure that ...
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USB drive can't be displayed if trash has been deleted

After I deleted the .Trash-1000 folder from my usb drive on a Windows PC, my Ubuntu PC cannot access it anymore and displays the following message: This path couldn't be displayed. Unfortunally, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problems with wireless mouse

I've just upgraded to the latest release, but unfortunately it is kind of useless without my mouse, the mouse works but, at random intervals it will stop working... one possibility is that I have both ...
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adaptador de red usb tl wn 8200 nd v1

hola les escribo desde argentina yo he tenido este inconveniente tambien con el adaptador TL-WN8200ND_V1 en ubuntu 12.04 y no encuentro la manera de instalar los drivers para que me funcione. cuando ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 USB Issue

I recently rolled out a Dell Latitude D620 with XUbuntu 12.04 installed. The user in question has an HP Deskjet 2512 printer/scanner and a Nikon Coolpix L22, both of which were detected and worked ...
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB installer will not run

I'm currently trying to update from 12.04 to 14.04 with a live USB which I made using the Startup Disk Creator application. However, whenever I boot up with it, it takes several minutes to start up, ...
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How to Install Ubuntu without USB or a disc

Is there a way to install Lubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with no boot from usb capability, a broken disc drive and running Debian right now and the only way of transferring data to it being usb flash ...
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USB does not work on reboot 12.04

After a reboot, peripherals in my USB ports do not work. Sometimes if I remove them from the computer and put them back in they will work fine. These are not on a hub, but plugged directly into the ...
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usb devices not working before unplugging and plugging them again

On every new boot up my usb devices that are already plugged before boot doesn't work properly. To be more specific. I have a Tenda wireless adapter that isn't recognized after every boot up and i ...
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Why can't I write to my USB Stick?

I am trying to create a bootable USB Stick with Ubuntu 14.04 so I can install it on my computer, but for some reason, I get an authentication error: I tried using Gnome Partition Editor to format ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Won't Load My USB 3.0 3TB Drive [closed]

I'm having trouble using my external drive on Ubuntu 14.04. It still works perfectly on 13.10 and I checked the disk for errors. It's fairly new, and there are no bad sectors or other errors. It still ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation problems

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Compaq Presario S5010IL desktop with AMD Athlon (tm) XP 2400 2 GHz with 1Gb DDR1 ram. I get the error message "Start loading graphic devices - Fail". How ...
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Can I view the history of connected usb?

I don't know Ubuntu or other linux distribution would record the connected USB information or not. I mean does Ubuntu record the USB information as I plug it into the PC, when I plug it out, does ...
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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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Western Digital My Book 3TB drive not recognised in Ubuntu 12.04 server

I notice a few similar problems but nothing that works for me. I have a WD 3Tb drive which works fine on my windows PC. If I plug it into a USB 2 port on the Ubuntu server (12.04) then lsusb shows ...
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How to Start the computer without the USB [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu in my computer alone side with Windows 7. Ubuntu is installed in the USB; therefore, each time when I restart the computer, it require me to have the USB plugged in. It will ...
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Wifi is not working, host with no internet connection [closed]

I built a 4.4ghz amd with 32g ram and 1tb hd along with a secondary 240g ssd for my gaming. This is my ABSOLUTE first time utilizing and attempting to run a non Microsoft Windows OS. Now, the ...
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USB Wifi RTL8188CUS 802.11n cannot connect

I'm a novice Linux newbie and I'm trying to use the adapter mentioned above in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but it wont work. I have read other questions on here, but nothing helps. Adaptor is finding the ...
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How do I get my Lexmark Z517 printer working?

Tried the following: I plug in the USB cable, then try to add it. It is seen as Lexmark 510 (924426000000000) I am then asked to pick one of Downloadable Drivers, or Postscript-Lexmark, or Local ...
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I'm having a wireless USB adapter problem [closed]

I'm using a mini-usb wireless adapter and it continuously disconnect from my Wifi network... do anyone know how to fix that? please!
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making a boot able stick [duplicate]

I am trying to down load to a memory stick ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version but only seem to be able to get the 13.10 version. I think I am following the make a bootable stick instructions correctly but ...
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USB removable disks not mounted automatically on Xubuntu

Just downloaded and installed Xubuntu 13.10. I noticed that USB removable devices (usb keys) are not mounted automatically. I tried with several devices, tested and working on other systems, all of ...
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error in installation because of a log file

It says: could not retrieve the required installation files for more information, please see the log file: c:\users\bhuvana\appdata\local\temp\wubi-12.04.4-rev280.log please help me solve this ...
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Complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB without installing it on Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I am new user and want to use complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 without installing it on my laptop that has Windows 7 OS so that I became acquainted with Ubuntu before switching to it. is it is ...