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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Booting from USB or DVD

I am currently taking my first Linux course so I am very new to Linux. I created a bootable USB followed the instructions to use on my MacBook. When I tried to boot up the UBS drive I was stuck at the ...
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Chicken or the Egg issue: Ubuntu USB image to recover Win files from Win Encrypted HD

I have a Ubuntu USB image to retrieve HD data from a crashed Win 7 machine however the HD is encrypted and I cannot see the Win files thru the Ubuntu front end. I think this is because I forced the PC ...
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USB drive in VirtualBox with a Windows 7 guest

I have Ubuntu 15.10 64bit and VirtualBox 5.0.14, the host. I created a Windows 7 32bit machine in VirtualBox, the guest. When I plug a USB drive in my computer to use it, VirtualBox detects the ...
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Idle spin down time of external HDD

I have an Odroid XU4 which is a single board computer and I intend to use it 24/7. I installed 14.04 LTS server on it. I have a Captiva SATA-USB3 bridge with asmedia ASM1051 chip and a western digital ...
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RNDIS Gadget driver intermittently working

I am trying to connect an RNDIS device via usb. When I plug the device in and run lsusb it seems to take ages (~20-30 secs) to run, and then the results are: Bus 004 Device 010: ID 19a5:0402 ...
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How can I modify this script to only copy certain file types? [on hold]

The script is here: How can I automatically copy the content of a usb (flash) drive to another directory? I would like modify the script to only copy media files (jpg, png, mov, avi, wmv, mp4). ...
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Installation failing on Latitude D620

I'm trying to install 14.04.3 on a Dell Latitude D620 and am failing. The procedure I used was to download the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso to both my Thinkpad running Debian 8 and, ...
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Unable to complete an installation from a USB drive

Afternoon all, hoping someone can help me. I've written Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a USB drive to so that I can install it on a Lenovo S205 with no current operating system, but I'm running into a problem ...
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Samsung ML1915 USB printer not detected by cups

My Samsung printer stopped working. I tried to remove it from installed devices, but I'm unable to add it again since it isn't detected anymore. The problem seems CUPS related since the printer seems ...
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How can I hide a computer's internal hard drive from a live ubuntu system on a usb stick?

After messing around with Ubuntu I figured out , after multiple attempts and a re-install or two to run a live Ubuntu 14.04 system completely on a usb stick. Problem is that I am wanting to give it to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 live USB not booting in pre-installed Windows 10 machine

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04.3 alongside Windows 10 using USB flash drive for booting. I get the following error, with all the combinations in UEFI Firmware settings I tried - initramfs: no ...
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Ubuntu not installing

Hi I'm trying to install ubuntu via usb on a plain system without having any OS. after complete installation process it is asking me to restart after restart it is again going to "try ubuntu without ...
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usb not detected 14.10 LTS

I tried using winusb to dual boot windows 10 but I failed and gave up on that idea and ejected the usb but now I want to use the usb again and it will not detect? any help
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Execute command when USB device is added

I have a razer deathadder mouse connected to my ubuntu 15.10 laptop. This mouse uses 3500 DPI per default which his way to fast. Using razercfg I'm able to set this to 1800 DPI, so no problem here. ...
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Ubuntu on usb - very slow on Asus?

I am a bit of a noob and trying to get ubuntu to run on an usb-stick, but it is painfully slow. If I make a live-usb with no persistence it works great. But if I add persistence it is very slow. Also ...
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One live USB works, one doesn't [on hold]

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable ...
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How do I hibernate with swap file without swapping?

Well, I know that my question title is not clear so I'll explain. . Background: I have a laptop with dead battery. (Won't even charge) It also have dead hard drive. (Thrown away) And have 1000MiB RAM ...
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How open NTFS USB in Virtualbox using WIndows

My main computer is Ubuntu 15.10. I have virtualbox working properly and followed the steps in the following link so that the virtual Windows 10 can recognize USB devices: How to set up USB for ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB [duplicate]

I wish to install ubuntu to my usb without partitioning or touching the current setup on my computer.
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I'm stuck on a boot error when trying to reboot from usb

I'm using ubuntu 15.10 and i wanted to boot to lubuntu for a lighter os. I used unetbootin to create a bootable usb but now i am stuck on a screen that says: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083) ...
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Booting from Linux USB but not from Windows

I have Linux Mint 16(Petra) and 17(Rafaela) installed on my ThinkPad T-430. I need to install windows (any windows) in a new partition, I already made the partition, but I just can't make windows boot ...
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Im not able to install ubuntu or Xubuntu on my Linx 1010 Tablet

im Not able to install ubuntu OR Xubuntu OS in my Windows 10 Tablet, which has Keyboard with Mouse pad. I tried the USB boot, as soon as i try to boot it from USB it displays USB boot option not ...
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How do I find which serial port my Arduino is connected to with a shell script?

I'm writing a little script right now which sends some data to the Arduino through a bash shell script. The command that sends the data looks like this: alias led_green="echo -e -n '\x10' > ...
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How do I specify a USB device as a specific COM port?

We are working on switching our POS registers to Ubuntu from Windows. Our registers run in a WAN configuration so the POS software doesn't actually run on them but rather is running on a Windows ...
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Why can't the guest OS (Windows XP) detect the USB?

For my VirtualBox 5.0.14, I downloaded and installed the Extension Pack (All Supported Platforms) and I also became a member of "vboxusers". From what I have read up on the matter, these ought to ...
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Ubuntu automatically shows deleted files

I ran Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS from a live cd and I noticed that it shows deleted files (some many years old) on USB sticks and on the computer's hard drive (files that were created, saved and deleted from ...
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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How to decrypt ubuntu on load from usb key

I have selected disk encyption option on ubuntu installation. And now I have to type pass to decrypt it on load - [ubuntu load encryption][ How can I create "usb-key" to unlock it automatically if my ...
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usb stick rechte

I suddenly seem not to have the permission to write on my usb-drive. - it's formatted with fat32/16. Ii tried to change the permissions using chmod 777 /dev/sdb1 in the result ls -l shows all ...
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copy network setings from live usb

Live usb works fine on my pc. My regular ubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly lost network connections. I do not see the two arrows at the top right. eth2 does not appear in ifconfig. Instead of ...
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Machin reboots during istallation

I've tried both versions now, 14.04.3 and 15.10 with the same result. No matter if I just choose to try without installation or install I'm stuck in a bootloop. Istantly after I choose one option the ...
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how do i get usb 3.0 driver working or check that it is already working

# lsmod |grep xhc nothing here but in dmesg: # dmesg |grep xhc [ 0.650446] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: xHCI Host Controller [ 0.650450] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus ...
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Install Lubuntu 15.10 with encrypted lvm

After setting up encrypted partitions on Lubuntu installation on a USB-Stick, there's no /dev/mapper/xxx I could bind to a mountpoint (edit partition/use as: / or swap or whatever)! On Ubuntu this was ...
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Use USB port of raspi from ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to export a USB port over IP from raspi and use it on ubuntu. On the raspberry pi I can start the daemon using > sudo usbipd usbipd: info: starting usbipd (usbip-utils 2.0) usbipd: ...
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Vostro 1000 Dell Wont Boot from Usb

I have installed ubuntu on my HP Stream using the live usb method and it worked. This time Im trying on my dads old Vostro 1000 laptop. I downloaded the Lunbuntu OS and the pendrive thing. After that ...
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I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, but I can't boot into it. How can I fix this?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS from a USB drive, on a PC running Windows 8.1. But when I turn on my PC, I'm not presented with an option to choose to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. Instead, I'm ...
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Error during installation of Ubuntu LTS 14.04.3

My main OS is Windows 10 Home Edition (64-bit). I have an 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive that I used to boot off of using the Universal USB Installer software from pendrivelinux.com. The software takes the ...
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Random system failures when running on a USB thumb-drive

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell E5540 laptop off of a USB 3.0 thumb-drive. It installs and runs fine but at random intervals it stops booting and gives an error message. I'm always careful ...
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Mouse disconnecting randomly 15.10

My mouse randomly freezes (disconnects?) and connects again, CPU doesn't have to be peaking, when I'm working on desktop or in a game and move my mouse it sometimes stops for a second. Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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How to mount ntfs usb flash drive with permissions automatically when plugged in?

I recently made it so I can use the ./ command in a usb drive by formatting to ntfs and then using the command sudo mount -t ntfs -o fmask=0022,dmask=0000,uid=1000,gid=1000 /dev/sdb1 ...
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How do I make a bootable USB drive for Winodws 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Almost all questions I've found here are outdated. I've already tried using UNetbootin and WINusb and neither have worked. When I used UNetbootin, once I booted the computer from the USB, it was stuck ...
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Unmounted then formated usb drive, now I can't use the usb drive, or NTFS partition [closed]

Earlier today I made a post about running the ./ command in a flash drive (I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive), and after I posted this I looked at some posts about unmounting and such, ...
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Not detect HDD for USB

I have a problem with detecting hdd on USB 2.0. Model Seagate ST1000LM014. Hdd is connected to JM20329 SATA Bridge. Can someone help? I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 dmesg | grep sd [ 1.689401] sd ...
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I can't use the ./ command in USB flash drive [duplicate]

I recently got Linux, and wanted to run the game dwarf fortress in my USB flash drive. To run dwarf fortress on Linux you have to use ./df in the dwarf fortress folder, but when I use this command it ...
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When installing ubuntu to a USB drive, I keep getting a “No such file or directory” error

So this is the error I keep getting. I have already unmounted the disk and currently have ubuntu-15.10-desktop-amd64.iso on my desktop. Thank you for the help. Picture of error
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Run file when USB device inserted

I want to implement a strict policy of nobody being able to insert any USB device into my laptop. If someone inserts a memory stick, keyboard, light etc... into any USB PORT (while the computer is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Mouse stops working after pressing middle mouse button

my usb mouse stops working after pressing the middle mouse button. It doesn't happen all the time, sometimes it works fine, sometimes the mouse freezes for a few seconds and starts working again, but ...
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Zalman M500WL Cordless mouse problematic in Ubuntu 15.10

On my laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 the Zalman cordless mouse works only intermittently. It beeps on/off every few minutes sometimes seconds. Wondering if someone has run into this problem before and a fix ...
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VisionTek Flashdrive issue with mounting

I got a visionTek USB 3.0 128 GB drive. https://www.visiontek.com/solid-state-drives/128gb-usb-3-0-pocket-ssd-detail.html It won't mount on Ubuntu 14.04. It does show up in lsusb as ASMedia SATA ...
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Unable to access USB port for Ubuntu touch app

I'm using Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4. I'm trying to run an application (digitemp) from the ubuntu touch terminal that needs usb access. The program reads the values from 1-wire temperature sensors via ...