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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Can't find my USB in Bios

I have a slightly difficult problem for myself. I recently created a Live USB with Windows on it. I need it to format computer, due to my CD-Rom being broken. Apparently my Mobo doesn't detect the ...
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Sanddisk drive write protected

My sanddisk usb write protected i tried ashokkrishna@ashokkrishna-Lenovo-B560:~$ sudo mount -o rw /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: block device /dev/sdc1 is write-protected, mounting read-only # sudo mkfs -t ...
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Ubuntu USB Boot language problems

It doesn't look like this issue has been asked about before, so here goes. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a couple of small netbooks. These netbooks are currently running windows 7. I've ...
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How to meak LiveUSB(Whit Wifislax 4.9) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to make LiveUSB in Ubuntu but I can't, I have tried Unetbootin ( but I can't select USB device), Stick disc creator ( but I cant select .iso file, and the program show me an error), and I have ...
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i have a usb floppy drive. how do i format a floppy disk with the ext2 file-system?

I have ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64 operating system installed on my desktop computer. it is a clean installation. i have a USB 3.5 floppy drive. I need to format a floppy disk with the ext2 ...
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external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore

i'm running lubuntu 14.04.1, and after an automatic update my external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore! When i run lsusb, i can see that the card as usb-device is listed. When i check the ...
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How to install wireless headset Vengeance 2100

I have no clue on how to install the headset vengeance 2100, this is the website for reference: http://www.corsair.com/en/vengeance-2100-dolby-7-1-wireless-gaming-headset The headset has a usb ...
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fingerprint reader Validity sensor ASUS

I tried to get a working fingerprint reader on my laptop ASUS PRO B400VC-W3022X. I've already managed installing/configuring frpintd following this article but It did not work for me, still showing: ...
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My USB Keyboard isn't working

I have just installed Ubuntu and now my USB keyboard and mouse are not working. I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard so i can now execute commands. I get a lot of strange messages in dmesg: ...
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External Bluray unit won't mount

I have recently bought an ASUS SBW-06D2X-U external USB Bluray unit for my Dell Vostro 3350 i7 notebook. I pluged it as instructed, with an external power source, but the unit just flashes and never ...
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WinUSB - installation failed, 32512

I want to create a bootable usb flash drive with Windows. But whatever USB flash I use - with NTFS or FAT32 or EXT4, I always get this error: installation failed, 32512 The size of iso file is 4.3Gb, ...
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Error in booting through USB having full install (not live USB)

I am new to Ubuntu and really loved the experience of working on it through the live USB. However the limit of 4GB on the persistence file is something which I wanted to get away from (Tried the ...
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Can't mount dvd

I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
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I can not install Ubuntu 14.10, GNU GRUB error

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.10 and used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 in order to install ubuntu using a pendrive. When I restart my pc and choose ,from the boot menu, the usb it shows a black screen ...
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Saved the Ubuntu installation file on a USB, now none of my computers read the USB

My pen drive is a Sony, 16GB. It is NOT USB 2.0, ie. it is black in colour not gray or blue. After downloading the ubuntu installayion files onto it, I am unable to use it both on my laptop or my PC. ...
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Updating to 3.13.0-39 broke Mouse and Keyboard

EDIT: I finally realized that there are two different versions of Linux listed in the Grub booting menu 3.13.0-39 3.13.0-32 If I pick 3.13.0-32 the keyboard and mouse will work. But if I pick ...
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Create UBUNTU CD boot to a WINDOWS machine using an OS X system to create the CD

Would like to create a WINDOWS ubuntu boot-from-CD using latest OS X system. Trying to help a friend recover from an MS "registration key" and disk loss and subsequent registry trash. Any ideas?
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Cannot read USB device

I am trying to read a USB device (a robot arm), which works well on Machine A, but does not work on Machine B. Machine A is a desktop, Machine B is a laptop, both are running Ubuntu 14.04, and both ...
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Accessing WP8.1 Lumia 930 phone in 14.10

Is it even theoretically possible to access music files in WP8.1 Lumia phone with Ubuntu (or any other distribution)? I think I've installed all the essential mtp related tools and libraries, but I ...
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can I use Ubuntu booted usb to install windows?

I have a 32gb multi partitioned usb (25gb - ntfs, 5gb - ext4) which I used to boot Ubuntu 13.04. Now I like to install windows on my pc using this usb. Does formatting this usb by Rufus(or such ...
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Can't update grub on persistent live USB

I'm trying to update grub on my live usb and I get the following error: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `/cow'. Any ideas? Nothing I ...
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Raid 0 with usb?

Is there a way to use two or three external hard drives to set up a Raid 0? Are Pci cards for this purpose available/dependable?
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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USB Boot Issues

I'm having issues creating a bootable usb drive. When I enter my boot menu and select my USB drive it does nothing. I've tried re-installing ubuntu on the drive many times and still nothing. I'm using ...
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How do I increase the total size of my storage devices? [closed]

So, I've noticed several things about devices I've seen in person. I have a Western Digital My Book 3TB External Drive Plugged into my PC that I bought from one store because it was on sale and I ...
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Why is my Ubuntu bootable usb labeled as “Windows” when I boot to it on my mac? [on hold]

Why is my Ubuntu bootable usb labeled as "Windows" when I boot to it on my mac? And how do I change it? I used this guide: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx And ...
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can anyone help me with my usb drive?

It shows up in disks, but I can't format it. this is what i got when i type lsusb in a terminal: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:c336 Suyin Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 ...
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BSOD on Windows 7 Startup After Ubuntu USB Trial

Lenovo T410 Windows 7 Ran Ubuntu from thumb drive as a trial. After testing, went to load Windows without thumbdrive connected, get BSOD a few seconds after Windows begins loading: BSOD: ...
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KVM/Spice/Remote-Viewer: Need assistance troubleshooting USB redirection

Bottom line up front: I'm unable to redirect USB from my desktop to the VM. 'USB Device Selection ' is always grayed out in Remote-Viewer and in full screen it says that 'USB redirection support not ...
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Boot Ubuntu on Windows 8.1 Laptop

I can't boot Ubuntu from my USB FLASH DRIVE from my Sony Vaio Laptop (Windows 8.1) UEFI What's wrong with my laptop ?
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Creating a bootable usb or cd with Windows from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've searched quite a lot but yet didn't found any solution to burn a bootable usb flash or cd/dvd with Windows from Linux having an iso file with Windows. I've tried dd if= of= ... but when I tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installer encountered an unrecoverable error

I have a unique problem. My Intel zino 300 was running on RHEL 6.4. I wanted to install Ubuntu replacing the OS. I downloaded ubuntu and tried to create usb bootable using dd command. The system ...
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USB Not accessible and recognised also due to virus problem [on hold]

this is the output after typing "df" in terminal root@sourav-Inspiron-3521:/home/sourav# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 47930248 4795668 40676776 ...
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system command and search specific and show that

lsusb -v gives verbose response of usb devices. Example: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:2003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard Device Descriptor: bLength 18 bDescriptorType 1 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't Upload Pics From Camera

When I plug the camera in (HP Photosmart 612), nothing happens. When I open F-Spot, it says "no camera detected". I can't get anything to work with Shotwell or gThumb either. It's like the camera ...
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Can not achieve full USB 3.0 speed, identifying problem with NEC uPD720200

I have new flash drive SanDisk Extreme capable of high speed over USB 3.0 (up to 190 MB / sec), I can not get it to write over 80 MB / sec. All drivers are recognized and seem to be installed ...
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D link Wireless N USB for ubuntu 12.04

I am using a desktop and using ubuntu 12.04. I brought a D-Link Wiresless DWA 132 N USB adapter, yet its not recognize. How ever its recognized in my laptop , and I used that while my local PCs ...
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NETIS WF2120 Wifi Adapter Drops Signal Within Seconds

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Basically, I can load like three webpages and then the signal drops. It still shows I'm connected with 4/5 bars or whatever you'd like to call them, but none of my ...
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Ubuntu doesnt see my Kindle (4th generation) as mtp device

My kindle 4th generation was working for a year just fine just plugging it in with a USB- microUSB cable and transferring the books with calibre. Now since a couple of weeks it does charge but it ...
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installing ubuntu 12.04.5 server using bootable usb

I created a bootable usb drive and tried to install ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS server edition and when it comes to the "detecting disk" part, it does not detect the inbuild eMMC storage (32GB) it keeps asking ...
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Laptop's internal wifi card not working, how to use just the usb wifi card?

I have installed ubuntu on my DELL laptop. My laptop has a problem with it's wifi card, it always sais "disabled". I have a usb wifi card but the wifi is still "disabled". Ho can i enable wifi and ...
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Ubuntu on Asus X205TA

I want to install Ubuntu on my new netbook Asus X205TA. I try to create a USB stick with Unebootin but not succes for boot on. Thanks for your help
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unable to install windows 7 from ubuntu

so unable to install windows 7 i used winUSB, formated the usb on ntfs the first time and fat32 the second time, i was following this How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu? but i ...
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Ubuntu/Linux tools to put Ubuntu on USB (for testing or installation)?

I want to easily create live usb installation USBs for testing purposes, for installing various distros in VM and to have at hand an installation device in case I need to reinstall my system. But ...
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I accidently deleted all the partitions on my usb drive [duplicate]

Now I can't find it on my computer. ..nothing is idiot proof.
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ASUS Q550LF and 64GB SDXC card

I recently bought an ASUS Q550LF laptop. Core i7, nVidia GF745M, three USB 3.0 ports. I'm trying to get a 64GB SDXC card to mount, and cannot seem to. I installed fuse-exfat and exfat-utils; this ...
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Ubuntu won't boot AFTER I already installed it. Keeps asking to “try” or to “install” again

I installed Ubuntu correctly the first time from my usb. I wiped out windows 8 for Ubuntu and all was right in the world. I restarted the computer once and now every time it boots WITH the usb plugged ...
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Can't play audio on USB headphones

I'd like play my audio through my USB headset. The headset appears in the sound dialog, but sound continues to be played through my laptop speakers after I select the headset. If I tap on the ...
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Remove/Eject hardware USB license key

I have a machine running ubuntu. On it I installed virtualbox and I have two virtual machines one ubuntu another is a debian. In addition on my host machine I have two USB license key plugged in. The ...
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Printer connected to wifi modem does not work

I have been trying to install my Kyocera FS 1040 printer which is connected to my WiFi modem via USB cable. When installing I type http://192.168.xx.xx:631/printers/Impresora into the DEVICE URI ...