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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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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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 ...
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Laptop always-on charging USB port not charging when suspended [on hold]

Normally the always-on charging USB port should be on. Is this a bios thing?
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D-Link DWA-130 rev E1 RTL8191SU hard time connecting

I have a D-Link DWA-130 rev E1 with a RTL8191SU chip set. Under Ubuntu 14.04 it will connect to the router occasionally, most of the time it tries and fails over and over. It seems to connect with out ...
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Unable to view/connect usb devices to a virtualbox guest from ubuntu host

I'm trying to connect an NXT Robot to a windows XP guest in Virtualbox, I have installed virtualbox's Extension Pack. Not a single usb device shows up in virtual box, yet lsusb shows they are all ...
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minicom serial access ttyUSB0 failed

Bienvenue avec minicom 2.5 OPTIONS: I18n Compilé le May 2 2011, 10:05:24. Port /dev/ttyUSB0 Tapez CTRL-A Z pour voir l'aide concernant les touches spéciales � and for putty I have : unable to ...
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Couldn't make pendrive boot-able using UnetBootin

I've an iso file for RHEL in one of my pendrives. Now I want to first make the device bootable, so that later on I can put RHEL as a VM. Now the problem is even after following the instructions to ...
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Connecting Huawei R207 on Ubuntu 14 via USB

Has anyone tried to connect the Huawei R207 (Broadband device) via USB to Ubuntu 14? When I connect the device to USB, Ubuntu recognizes it as a hard drive. I eject the drive using right click. It ...
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During setup, none of my mice are recognized. I have no idea why. Please help!!

I have tried a Microsoft wireless mouse, an "onn" wireless mouse, and now a very plain Logitech wired mouse. It won't recognize any of them. It says I may need to install drivers. There is no software ...
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How to control my computer using a controller?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I've looked all over the internet on how to control my computer with a controller(usb or not), and found out-dated info. I've tried to install Rejoystick, ...
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Using unetbootin to write 15.04 image to usb stick results in buggy squashfs

Problem: 15.04 ISO can't be installed from USB Stick. get Ubuntu 15.04 iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ check md5sum of the downloaded image: $ md5sum ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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How to boot from USB on a macbook pro with GRUB

I have macbook pro that I have only ubuntu on. It's using gnu grub. I have bootable USB with the new ubuntu that I desperately can't boot the last hour. I can't either bios or choose it any familiar ...
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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Random USB ports turned off and ethernet not working

Bear with me, there's a lot to get through. I built a computer with the intention of writing android software as a project. Initially I installed Ubuntu and I couldn't, for the life of me, get the ...
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How to use PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0)

I use Ubuntu14.04 64bit on laptop. now I need to use USB3.0 port. and I bought PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0) this is the express Card and I tried to connect it. it was recognized as follows. but,by lsusb, ...
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How do i create a bootable ISO usb? [duplicate]

I bought an HP Netbook it doesnt have a CD ROM Drive, I then bought an elite HP laptop off a well know shopping site, it was delivered and on powerup it goes to bitlocker screen, I am not interested ...
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USB 2.0 on Linux Mint 17 [closed]

I recently installed Linux Mint, and it is only recognizing devices in the USB 3.0 ports. I only have two USB 3.0 ports, and I have many other 2.0 ports. What can I do to make Mint notice devices in ...
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Detect USB Device connect event from any system file

I will explain my problem scenario first, I have a few touchscreen computers that run on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have already disabled USB Mass stroage access through blacklist.conf file. But one strange ...
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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unable to detect usb device untill restarting

I'm using Lenovo G40-70, OS-Ubuntu 14.04 64bit It is not possible to access usb devices to the laptop until it is restarted several times. Can anyone help me to fix this problem please. Below link ...
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How to enable write protection of USB drive

I am using Lubuntu and I am new in using this. I have a pendrive and whenever I insert it in a PC that's not mine, in anyway it gets affected with virus. So I want to enable the write protection on my ...
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usb device descriptor read error

How can i fix this problem on Toshiba satellite l755 with Ubuntu 15.04 when starting up.
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How Do I Install The Linksys AC1200 USB Wireless Adapter?

So I recently built a pc. I have it dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. I am a noob to Ubuntu and I need help in getting Ubuntu to recognize the Linksys AC1200 adapter. I have tried installing ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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Gateway PC wont boot. Get Boot sector error

Gateway PC wont boot. get boot sector error. tried recovery disk and restore from portable HD. I created a bootable Ubuntu USB, changed boot order and still nothing. I get Ubuntu window asking to try ...
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New Ubuntu install, initramfs

I've only really used Debian and Debian variants before and then only on either a virtual box or raspberry Pi. I'm trying to install the server variant of Ubuntu onto a Samsung N150 plus netbook (1GB ...
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USB number pad won't work

Last week I recycled my fiance's 2011 Macbook Pro 13.3 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I need a numerical number pad for work so I picked up this from Office Depot. When I run lsusb it shows up as ...
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USB Flash Drive Unreadable After Using on Mac OSX

I have a new flash drive that I have been using with just Ubuntu to transfer files between computers. Everything worked fine for a while, then after plugging the drive into an iMac the disk no longer ...
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Keyboard doesn't work during bootup/grub if Wacom tablet is plugged in

I did an install of 15.04 on a second hard drive last night. After install everything was working great, initially. I tested that I could boot into Ubuntu from GRUB, into Windows, and into the BIOS. ...
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How to install windows 7 on USB Drive with Ubuntu [closed]

My question is not how make a bootable usb drive but how to install windows 7 on a usb drive. I've seen some articles and videos about how to make it but those are for windows users but I'm on ubuntu ...
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How to execute C++ program whenever a USB flash drive is inserted

I have a C++ program that accesses USB pen drives/flash drives. It works for currently inserted flash drive. A normal C++ program doesn't execute until we run it. But I wanted the program to run ...
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no Boot loader on usb thumbdrive when using startdisk creator

no Boot loader on usb thumb drive when using start disk creator Get this error when it asks for my password to continue 74% into the making of the disk
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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS.I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways:1. unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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Unwedging a memory stick

I have a memory stick with a (probably corrupted) copy of the Kubuntu 14.10 installation. I wanted to overwrite it with the 15.04 installation, but it seems to have a read-only vfat partition that ...
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USB 3.0 port does not work on carbon x1 laptop

I have carbon x1 second gen and the USB 3.0 port does not recognize any usb device. Where do I start troubleshooting this issue? I use Ubuntu 14.04.
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I am not able to install ubuntu using usb?

I downloaded ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS iso file from torrent( size 700+ MB)and copied it in the usb. Then I made my usb drive bootable by running command line instructions (since my GUI is not working) from ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...