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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Unattended Ubuntu Install on USB

I need an unattended install of Ubuntu that runs off of a USB stick. The resolution to this question How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu? solves the issue for a cd and works ...
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no boot options

I am running on Ubuntu (I was on W8 before), but I need to go back to Windows. I'm trying to boot from a live-DVD and a FlashDrive, but without luck. Ubuntu doesn't give me any boot option. If I ...
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My mouse does not work

I have a Silvertec Optical Mouse Model:GM02. It does not work after boot. I tried to run this command after boot: $ xsetpointer -l | grep Pointer I get these results: 2: "Virtual core pointer" ...
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Execute Script when Android Phone is connected to specified/selected USB Port

I´m having some trouble with my udev rule. At the moment I had my udev rule setup to execute a script whenever a Android Phone is connected to any USB port on the computer. But I don´t want the script ...
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fingerprint sensing device, driver installed, still not detected

I am developing a website for which I need users to login with their fingerprints. Hence, I recently acquired a fingerprint sensing device (Fingkey Hamster DX). But the problem is that I am not able ...
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“Not all updates can be installed” What to do?

Well because of this my PC has not been updated for months! It is even not detecting the pen drive! :( Whensudo apt-get update! Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease ...
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Dell T7400 Wont boot ubuntu

Anyone Ubuntu server 14.04 I have Dell Precision T7400 with onboard SAS controller. After installing ubuntu from "LinuxLive USB" USB drive, the machine freezes at the boot screen. I dont get ...
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CPU not reading USB with Ubuntu

I have a desktop which had windows and Ubuntu 12.04 which i had not used for over 2 years. Last week, i had Ubuntu 15.04 on a pendrive and decided to upgrade my desktop. I put the pendrive in the USB ...
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USB device in lsusb and dmesg, not in fdisk or /dev

I try to connect my camera to my laptop via USB. dmesg seems happy: [70259.740098] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci-pci [70259.933939] usb 1-1: New USB device found, ...
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Usb drive on bt hub no longer visible

I have a usb drive connected to bt hub which i got working following this advice How do I connect to USB HDD on BT Homehub 3?. After an update a few days ago it no longer works i get the following. ...
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USB Toshiba (16Gb) not recognized

I have a 16Gb USB and when I connect it to my computer nothing happens. I tried to find my usb using fdisk -l but it doesn't appear I tried also blkid but it doesn't appear neither I've used also ...
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USB modem not detecting

How can I use USB dongal based datacard in Ubuntu 15.04. My OS is not detecting that UBS modem. Thanks PRadeep
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Status of Steinberg UR22 USB audio interface in Ubutnu 15.04

What's the current status of the Steinberg UR22 USB audio interface in Ubuntu 15.04? Does it work out-of-the-box as expected, such as being able to record to a stereo track, or does it take some ...
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How to specify block size when formatting?

I need to format a 4 GB Pendrive with blocks size of 4 KB in NTFS format type. I understand that I can do mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdb1 to give NTFS format. But is there any way (parameter or something like ...
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netgear N300 USB mini adapter WNA3100M is unable to connect to wifi on ubuntu 15.04

I recently installed ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop.. MY netgear WNA3100M USB wifi adapter cannot connect to tp-link router wifi network. I can see the available network though.and to my horror i can ...
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Elementary OS on portable hard drive wont work [on hold]

I Recently downloaded Elementary OS (Linux) onto a 1TB external hard drive (Seagate slim). Firstly I created a Live USB using 'Unetbootin' and a 32GB sandisk usb stick. I then plugged the hard drive ...
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15.04 Vivid Vervet Release

I have 14.04 as the only op. system on a 32 bit lap top. All updates have been applied (as of today 31/05/2015). I have the internet connected to it. Can I just download directly from your site to ...
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Install completely to USB

I have a very small internal hard drive that would NOT have enough space for all the files copied to the internal HD, however, I have a TB external USB drive that could easily fit it. Is it possible ...
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Micro SD Card disconnect unexpectedly

My micro SD card is connected trough a USB card reader and when I plug it mounts just fine. The problem starts When I try to copy from/to a large amount of data, it can be one big file or many small ...
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Problems with GRUB rescue mode

I've been having some issues with a laptop. This laptop was running Ubuntu 14.10, I was going to install Windows 8 on it through an USB stick, I formatted the drive through the Windows' setup, but a ...
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Impossible Challenge? Yosemite and Ubuntu both on SSD flash drive

I have been googling around without much success - I hope somebody knows if this is possible? I have a 128 GB SSD drive that I use for recovery and problem solving. I would like to have both Yosemite ...
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Wayona mini usb WiFi adapter does not work

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and have found that my usb wifi adapter(wayona mini usb) is not working. I am new to Ubuntu, how can i get my usb adapter to working?
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Can Ubuntu work with a Belkin N150 Wireless USB Adapter out of the box?

I don't have Wi-Fi on my motherboard, so I'll need Ubuntu to support a wireless N150 USB adapter to connect to the router. Can Ubuntu 15.04 support this out of the box (without a need for updating?) ...
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Stop auto-powering-on my USB drive after I power it off

My USB 3.0 drives turn on after I turn them off in the Disks utility. I've disabled auto-mounting via org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount. This worked as expected but doesn't help with my ...
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USB device is not recognized on HP laptop with Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to connect a USB braille cell device to my HP Folio 9470m laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.2 (amd64), but it fails with the following errors (from dmesg): [ 1689.038374] usb 3-2: new ...
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How to boot from an Ubuntu USB?

My laptop is running windows 10, build 9926. I would like to install Ubuntu or Kubuntu over windows 10. I have USB drives formatted and ready with the ISO files of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. (each drive has ...
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Ubuntu Server not booting up after install

I have a HP ProLiant Gen8 server with two 3TB HDDs and 16GB RAM and a 16GB Kingston USB. And I'm trying to install Ubuntu server on the 16GB USB, i followed the steps in the installation process and ...
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Ubuntu on a (mid) 2007 Mac Mini?

I have a 2007 Mac Mini that has reached the end of it's useful life, It wont run anything newer than OSX 10.7.5. The built in CD drive is questionable (last time used it scratched the disk up pretty ...
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Write Ubuntu iso image to USB

I am a new Linux user. I recently installed Debian stable 8 from Windows through unetbootin but now I would like to use Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu iso file. But I am not able to write it to USB ...
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Can you boot Ubuntu straight from a USB without installation?

I want to try Ubuntu but would like to do that without making my computer dual-boot, which leads to the above question. Any feedback is appreciated.
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can i have ubuntu on a phone that my co worker gave me [duplicate]

i have a phone that i have because my co worker gave me my phone when i worked with him at my job and it is a lil prepaid flip phone and i want to install ubuntu on it so can i use my regular charging ...
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I have bootable Windows Image on USB [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 14.02 and need to install Win 10 on another drive. I have downloaded the the Win10 ISO, and I have a USB that is already bootable. If I delete the files from the USB (Bootmng, ...
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Connecting BlackBerry 10 phone via USB in Momentics IDE

I recently fully shifted to Ubuntu. I want to connect my phone via usb in Momentics Ide for BlackBerry 10. I can't do it and getting error that can't be recognised. Anyway to fix it ...
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How do I permanently remove a (wireless) usb mouse?

I bought a new wireless usb mouse today, because my old one broke down. I want to permanently remove the old one from the list of devices shown in the mouse settings dialog in system settings (I'm ...
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why USB sticks are invisible in NoviCorp wintoflash(windows software)

I am trying to create a boot-able windows 7 USB stick through WinToFlash in wine-tricks.But whenever i started wintoflash,USB drives are not showing.I did so many thing via ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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Ubuntu stuck on startup when using custom udev

I got a little problem. I created a custom udev rule to be able to use my Diamax USB ISP programmer within IDEs etc. Everything worked great until I restarted my laptop. Ubuntu Gnome (14.04) stuck on ...
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USB 1-5 string descriptor 0 read error: -22

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 on my Acer aspire V15 and everytime I boot my system up I get the error mentioned above for about 10-20 seconds then another black screen with some writing then it boots ...
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usb stick only automounts when plugged into ac power

I am only able to automount, or mount, my USB stick when the AC power is plugged in. When using battery power, my USB stick never mounts. Can anyone help?
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grub-install dev/sdb1 gives error

I am trying to install GRUB into my USB, but it is always giving this error in normal mode: Installing for i386-pc platform. grub-install: error: cannot delete `/boot/grub/i386-pc/sleep_test.mod': ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro 1,1

So I have a following problem: I have a Mac Pro 1,1 that I got from a friend for free. It had no hard disk, so I put one in. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on it, but so far I'm getting nowhere. ...
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How to leave a usb port powered during shutdown for charging mobile?

My Sony VAIO Laptop has a feature which will allow me to keep one USB port powered even when my laptop is shut down. It is given in the manual here. It can be switched on or off from the Vaio software ...
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04LTS when my USB ports stop working?

I finally upgraded to 14.04LTS. The keyboard works fine until I reboot to finish the installation, then it completely ignores all my usb ports. I don't have a PS2 keyboard (who does these days?) so, I ...
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Ubuntu USB booting when deleted from USB

I recently used an ISO installer and used a USB to install Ubuntu to a laptop. I decided to add a couple different things to the USB so I wanted to delete the recent bootable Ubuntu that was placed on ...
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Audio capture from Stereo to USB sound card

I have a 4 channel stereo input to USB sound card that I have connected with a odroid-c1 sbc running lubuntu 14.04. I need to capture the audio from USB sound card. For this I had pulseaudio installed ...
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How to check what devices are conncted to serial port

When I am trying to program my Arduino and try to flash the code, I get outputs like avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: ...
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Making multiple pendrives bootable, using command-line

How can I create multiple bootable pen-drives at the same time using Command-Line? For information, the normal flow of making a bootable pendrive using terminal is as follows: 1: Check the ...
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D-Link DWA-127 rev B1 drivers

Did anybody stumble upon this device before and knows where to start looking for drivers? lsusb output: Bus 003 Device 005: ID 2001:3d04 D-Link Corp. Was searching the Internet for an hour and ...
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libmtp error when transfering files to phone

When I connect my phone via usb to ubuntu I can see it in both the file manager, and also in Clementine, my music player. The issue arises when I try and manipulate files using both the file browser ...
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How to diagnose half-printed pages / spooling hickups?

Using 14.04 (and also before in 12.04) printing multiple pages of PDF documents (image-heavy), everything usually works fine if nothing interupts the spooling and both PC and printer are left alone ...