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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS UnetBootin Live USB error

I recently made my USB live using UnetBootin everything was successful, but when I rebooted my system it gave this kinda error. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit operating system was not found, ...
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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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Ubuntu running via Parallels freezes

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 via parallels on a mac. I want to format the drive as EXT4. In the mac, I use disk utility to first format the external drive as exFAT. I then install exFAT utilities to be ...
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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Udev - How to change device group?

By default, all hard drive and usb drive devices belong to group "disk". I want to change usb drives to group "adm". I verified the ID_BUS $ udevadm info -q all -n /dev/sdb | grep ID_BUS E: ...
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Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...
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SAA7115 Capture Card with video but no sound

I'm using an Empia video card with SAA7115 and it works fine for video. However I cannot get any audio out of it. When I plug it into the USB I get the following events: [15217.788130] usb 2-1.2: new ...
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Problem with Kali linux [closed]

1 pc. I'm trying to use a usb in live Kali linux (1.0.6), but everytime that I try to use universal -usb-installer but he give me error(file is broken), after I try another program for usb ...
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No sound on USB headset. How to manage soundcards and audio devices?

I had a fresh reinstall of Lubuntu 13.10 and my USB headset seems to be not working. I looked for solutions in some forums, but these didn't work for me. My headset is a Genius Wire Gaming headset. ...
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Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...
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web Camera (Arkmicro Technologies Inc) not working in ubuntu 12.04

webcamera not working My Arkmicro Technologies Inc. webcamera not working in Ubuntu 12.04 I tried Cheese and guvcview, but neither of them worked. and Skype won't work
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Need to disable USB device

My laptop has a built in camera. Ubuntu detects this as a pluged in USB device and turns on the power. One, I don't want the camera on all the time, feel like some one is watching me. Two, it starts ...
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LinuxTV PCTV DVB-S2 461e not recognised

I have a problem with PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e). I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have installed linuxtv using: git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git cd media_build ./build ...
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Command to find how much data was transferred from USB

How can I create a cron job that runs every minute and logs how much data was transferred by USB? Ideally I want log of amount the data in bytes transfers done. For example if i tranferred 4mb file ...