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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Unable to boot from flash drive (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my flash drive on a windows 8.1 computer (asus x205ta). I downloaded Ubuntu, and I used pendrivelinux to make the flash drive bootable. The problem I've been ...
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Can't load Ubuntu from DVD or USB

I would like to re-install Ubuntu onto my computer, but when I restart it and hit F9 and/or F12 and it won't load from the DVD or USB.
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Advantech PCM-3343 (Vortex86DX) [on hold]

guys! Has anyone ever tried to install Ubuntu on a Advantech's PCM-3343 board (Vortex86DX procesor)? Thanks for any help!
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Installing 14.04 onto a Liva mini pc via USB - CD ROM error

I am a Ubuntu newbie and have been trying this for a couple of hours now. I am trying to install U 14.04 onto a new LIVA mini PC - the goal being to make this into a little PLEX server. The basic ...
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Rekordbox alternative for ubuntu

There is a programm called "Rekordbox" from Pioneer for Windows. With this tool you can export your songs to an usb stick and play it with the cd players. When you plug in the stick to the cd players ...
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Failure installing Ubuntu 14.10 on Mac Pro cylinder: Cannot mount /dev/loop0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on the latest version of the Mac Pro (the one that looks like a black mini trash can). I basically followed the instructions on Installing on a Mac Pro - Cylinder (Late ...
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Accessing the button of a WiFi-Stick (TP Link TL-WN823N)

I just bought a TP Link TL-WN823N it seems to be working just fine. It has a button on it. I would like to trigger an event when it is pressed. Any idea how I could find out anything about it ...
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Trouble booting Ubuntu from flash drive on a PC with no so [duplicate]

So, the story is that I had Ubuntu installed on my PC, but then accidentally reformatted the drive it was on thinking I was reformatting a different USB instead. Now, when I boot my computer, I am ...
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...
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Recently installed ubuntu can hear myself through microphone

Ok so i recently installed Ubuntu and i got my headset Logitech g430s and I can hear myself through my headphones when i talk. How can I fix this it's really annoying.
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Is umount performed automatically during a reboot?

Let's say I have a USB device mounted. When issuing a system restart using the command line utility "reboot", will the system automatically umount my USB device? Also, typically, if any shell is up ...
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Huawei MU736 3G modem not showing in network manager and not connecting

I have a Huawei 3G module, model MU736, installed by default on my Clevo laptop, Ubuntu 14.04 64. Here is what I know: I have a dual boot with Debian 8 Jessie (which despite of Ubuntu doesn't work ...
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USB port not working after resume from suspend - ubuntu 14.04

My USB ports and webcam are not working after sleep. I have WiFi, but that's it. I am Ubuntu 14.04 and I have usb2.0, usb3.0, webcam. I found similar case here and here and here, but none gave me ...
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While mounting my USB, it showed 'Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock' . [on hold]

And Windows was unable to detect that USB. Does my pendrive have any problem?
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USB file transfer on Nexus 7 with lollipop

When I connect my Nexus 7 to my PC with Ubuntu or Xubuntu via USB cable the device does not get mounted. My Nexus 5 configured in the same way as my Nexus 7 works with no problems. My Nexus 7 works ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 on dual boot system using USB stick w/no network [duplicate]

I have an older laptop that has Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.04 installed with no network connection currently. I can boot either partition using GRUB to select which to load. Since the Ubuntu version is ...
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Segotep illuminated keyboard

Since i switched to ubuntu(14.04), can't turn on the backlight illumination of my Segotep gk1000 keyboard. What can i do to fix that? I kinda need that source of light since i'm working from some time ...
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help installing XUbuntu on a latitude d610 [duplicate]

Ok so I have an old Dell Latitude D610 laying around and I wanted to start using it again but the OS windows XP was out dated and getting slow, so I went online and wanted to see if there was any ...
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Disable USB hub

I wish to be able for security reasons to be able to disable all of my USB ports, to do this without having to do every USB port individually, I would have to disable my entire USB hub, so that really ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't recognize Garmin etrex 30 GPS

I'm traveling Europe by bike with a Garmin Etrex 30 gps. I'd like to use Viking or Foxtrot GPS for mapping purposes. Problem is, my computer, an Asus 1050HA eeepc, won't recognize my GPS device. When ...
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Keyboard / usb detachment alert?

I'm in a fun security-battle with a co-worker, where we each try to attach each others system in order to send out an email to all other co-workers in which they are invited to come and have a sweet ...
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How can i make a LiveUSB of WIndows 8?

buddies. Yeah, i'm kinda noob in this so i need help... I need windows for the college an i have tried multiple ways to make a LiveUSB out of a ISO of WIndows 8 (32Bit) and nothing worked, so i need a ...
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i can't format a sandisk usb drive, read only mode [on hold]

i can't format a sandisk 32gb flash drive. both windows and ubuntu. it says write protected in windows or read-only in ubuntu. tried both gpart and disk utility., tried diskpart, fdisk.
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Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows

I've been running Ubuntu for years without problems, using mostly the same hardware for much of that time. But recently, I've begun having a strange problem, and I'm not sure where it might be coming ...
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Restarts to install menu with usb in. Restarts to black screen and flashing underscore with usb out [duplicate]

So i'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and I can install Ubuntu, but when it restarts with the USB in, it acts like Ubuntu wasn't installed. It goes to the install, try, ect menu. When I take out the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Load from USB (HP laptop, Windows 8)

I cannot get Ubuntu 14.10 to load of a USB. I have load USB placed before load from hard drive in my BIOS settings, as well as Secure Boot disabled. When I have my USB plugged in, it just ...
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Using USB stick to save and access steam games [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I have just installed it like 10 minutes ago to replace Chrome OS. I do not know any commands currently or how to explore any Linux system to be exact. My question is; is ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working on resume

I have ubuntu 14.10 which is running on a Acer Aspire 4752. I have a USB hub where the external keyboard and mouse are connected. Every thing work fine when boot up the laptop. But if the put the ...
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Save usb info in a file [closed]

I have a USB gadget that prints info in gedit and others programs if it is opened when I click on it, but I need to know how i can save this info in a file. Somebody knows how I can get this info and ...
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Lifespan a flash drive running Ubuntu?

My question is: Can anybody point me to a documented case of a flash drive dying from running Ubuntu? People talk about the dangers and urge cautions, but I have researched on the internet and asked ...
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How to get an Avermedia AverTV Hybrid Volar Max USB TV tuner to work

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have an Avermedia AverTV Hybrid Volar Max USB TV tuner that I cannot get working. If I type lsusb I get the following: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:0181 ...
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USB Wifi card TL-WN823N in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 in an old VAIO notebok (MODEL PCG-5J2L). It has a builtin wifi NIC, but it doesn't work for Windows nor Ubuntu. I've switched it off. I bought an USB wifi card TP Link ...
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USB works only after several reboots

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit installed on my HP Pavilion Windows Tablet with an Intel® Core™ i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz × 4. When I've booted Ubuntu, my USB mouse does not work. The laser is lighting ...
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USB audio ok if connected after boot, mute if connected during boot

I am running 14.04 LTS Xubuntu (3.13.0-45-generic) and trying to get a Prosonus Audiobox USB to work correctly. The device seems to have all functionality working fine with snd_usb_audio provided I ...
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Issues with BootRepair and GRUB [duplicate]

I have got a new Acer net book with Windows 8 and EUFI on it. The first thing I attempted to do was install Parrot Sec Linux, and I did so with a boot able USB created with Win32DiskImager. I was able ...
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boot from USB drive Ubuntu or Windows 8

As security I would like only when I have the USB drive plugged in the laptop to be ask if I would like to boot my Ubuntu desktop otherwise to boot my installer Windows 8 . Could anyone let me know if ...
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odd results in fdisk for a USB sound card with storage

I have a USB sound card (a Creative SB X-Fi Go!) which works perfectly (both as a soundcard and as a storage device) under Ubuntu and reports to Disks as having a 1GB Fat partition as in this ...
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Cannot start Wireless HotSpot on USB adapter plug in (with udev rule)

I really need help on this matter. I have a PC with Lubuntu 14.10 and a Wireless USB stick TP-Link TL-WN722N and I want to create a wireless hotspot that automatically gets started upon wireless USB ...
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New Notebook Medion Akoya E7416 (MD 99460) Linux compatible? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu and would like to know, if this notebook with Intel Core i5-5200U will work with Linux. OS is Win8.1. I tried to start Linux from a stick, that failed. On other machines it ...
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Grub menu flashes with USB keyboard - cannot select

I'm having issues with the grub menu using a USB keyboard on a new 14.04 install (dual booted with windows 8.1). The menu appears, but when I try to navigate down, to say, select windows, the cursor ...
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Issue with instructions for installing ubuntu on a usb stick

I followed the instructions at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx for installing ubuntu on a usb stick. The diskutil step showed the usb disk as being /dev/disk2, so ...
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Issues getting Netgear A6100 USB wifi adapter to work

I got Ubuntu this morning, and I'm having some issues getting my wifi adapter to work. It's an A6100 WiFi USB adapter. I've tried doing some stuff with dirvers, but I honestly have no clue what I'm ...
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Printer prints only once after each reboot or re-plugging of USB cable

I'm trying to get HP LaserJet 600 m602 working on Lubuntu 14.04 machine to which it is connected with USB cable. It prints first job ok, but when I send another job it behaves as if it is ...
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Is there any way to force a USB HDD stop spinning after “Safely remove”?

I have a USB-powered external HDD connected to my DELL laptop. Some times, after clicking on "Safely remove" item in pop-up menu of its icon in side bar, the drive is un-mounted and is removed from ...
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Is there any way to turn off a USB HDD manually?

I have a USB-powered external HDD connected to my DELL laptop. Some times, after clicking on "Safely remove" item in pop-up menu of its icon in side bar, the drive is un-mounted and is removed from ...
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2 PC's drive problems

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have tried to get a drive to mount using the examples at the Ubuntu site. The drive worked fine in the LiveCD and after installation and several reboots, it refused to ...
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Ubuntu full install on 64gb usb3.0 sandisk

So I'm aware that it isn't recommended to run a full Ubuntu install on USB sticks due to the limited read/write cycles as compared to traditional SSDs or hard disks, and the USB connection limits ...
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How to access an usb device in ubuntu?

I have an USB-device used for measuring currents. When I connect this device to windows, I get a new device in the device manager, and a new COM port I can use for accessing the device. When I connect ...
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How do I use two USB printers?

I have two USB printers, both of which have different device and product ID's: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 222a:0037 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0493:8760 MAG Technology Co., Ltd When I try map them in the ...
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16GB pen drive showing 2MB space after formatting on windows 7

I burned Ubuntu 14.04 image on 16GB pen drive on laptop having ubuntu. Now when I inserted this pen drive it showed 2MB free space without recognising any other space. I formatted pen drive on ...