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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Can't mount encrypted usb stick

I had a truecrypt encrypted usb stick, which I decided to reencrypt in LUKS through disk-utilities. I encrypted it, tested if I can mount it and put all my files on it. However, after a reboot I can't ...
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14.04 USB keep mounting itself

im trying to format my USB flash drive, but when i sudo umount /dev/sdb1 it doesn't work. so i tried to format it with ubuntu disk utility app. when i tried to unmount it, it keep mounting itself. so ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

so i just brought an extra screen and found that i had no spare slots for it. So ofcourse i went out and got a USB to DVI/VGA adapter. In the crate a cd with an exe file on it followed. Now i have ...
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I am trying to make a bootable Windows USB from Linux/Ubuntu 14.04. Where did I go wrong? [on hold]

I bought a new Lenovo G70-70 with FreeDOS 123. I booted Ubuntu 14.04 from a usb stick, and everything is running smoothly. The problem is, I am a photographer, and the photo editing software I use ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Burning a hex file for 8051 microcontrollor on Usbasp Serial Peripheral Interface ( SPI ) on ubuntu 14.04

I used to burn the hex file in windows by Plug in the hardware into my windows pc. installing usbasp drivers. Use progisp software (A 8051 USB ISP PROGRAMMER) to burn hex file into the 8051 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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please help me install wireless usb adapter driver

I got a wireless usb with the rtl8188C , it came with the cd and it detects it but it doesnt have he driver installed, please help
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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Create bootable usb from windows iso using ubuntu live cd [duplicate]

How can I create a Bootable windows 8 usb from iso using ubuntu live cd?
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installing Ubuntu from a USB drive onto a second HHD

I have a 500G USB drive with lots of data on it. Can I use that to install Ubuntu to a second hard drive on my Windows XP pc ?
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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Ubuntu USB error

I am trying to make a portable Ubuntu USB. I want it to be able to be used in other computers and still have my settings. So I'm at the screen where it show the partition table for the installation ...
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Bad interaction within USB3 port and HDD docking station

After 3 years with Ubuntu 12.04, I decided today that it was the right moment to switch to Ubuntu MATE 15.04. The installation went smoothly, but when I connected my HDD docking station to recover my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, 64 bit, 386 architecture

What I have: 1) 128 GB USB drive 2) Dell Laptop with Windows 7, 8 GB memory, Intel i7-3540M What I want: 3) Bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 12.04 for that hardware configuration, with GUI, with ...
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Alfa 36H not showing up in network manager

Ubuntu 15.04 asus t100 My alfa card does not show up in the network manager. While I have it plugged in the light flashes and the network manager appears to be refreshing every 3 or so seconds. ...
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Disable auto-mount of *only* Camera SDCard on USB connection

I have a question regarding the auto-mounting of my Nikon camera. When the camera is connected via USB the memory card of the camera is mounted and displays as a drive on the task bar. This causes ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb [on hold]

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the things i've ...
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Will the Hard Drive be ever used for temporary storage when running Ubuntu from a USB bootable drive?

I was just wondering where temporary files (like temporary internet files, cookies, etc...) will be saved when running Ubuntu from a USB dongle. More generally I'm curious to know if on the Hard ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system earlier today and everything went smooth except for this part: My mouse is not working in Ubuntu. It is a Zalman ZM-401R gaming mouse and it does not work ...
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Ubuntu USB isn't working

I have recently had a bit of trouble creating a boot-able USB drive for my Toshiba laptop. I have followed this tutorial about 10 times now and always get this message after I try to boot into Ubuntu: ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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Portable Ubuntu USB

I have been searching for a while trying to find a way to get an OS onto a USB. I have searched this and I have only found how to make a ubuntu live USB. I don't want to dual boot. I want to be able ...
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USB Boot Error when using UNetBootin for Windows 8.1

I recently got Unetbootin on ubuntu to put windows 8.1 on to my usb. When I boot from my usb it says boot error. Im a noob at this pls help
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Cannot acces encrypted usb drive

So I had a USB stick encrypted by truecrypt but as it isnt supported anymore I decided to reformat it with disk-utilities in LUKS. I overwrote everything and formatted the drive with disk-utilities in ...
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Ubuntu Touch - USB serial drivers/modules

I have a BQ Aquarius E4.5 and would like to connect it to various peripherals so I can use it for remote monitoring/telemetry. This would be easy to do if I could get a USB serial adapter to work. I ...
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14.04 USBs powered off at login screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a Dell normal desktop PC. I've been suffering this issue from the very beggining. Randomly, the USBs ports seem disconnected/powered off at the login screen, before ...
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Mobile USB internet connection

As I stated here, my computer seems unable to set an hotspot for wifi connection, so I'm looking for something else in order to connect my smartphone (android) to internet through my computer. For ...
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Can't see USB drive connected to Netgear router when selecting a media library for Videostream

v14.04 I can access it via "Files" as it shows up in the left navigation column so I know it's mounted and working properly, but when I attempt to access it through Videostream, there are no Network ...
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How would I securely connect to a smartphone?

I have got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and a smartphone with no brand name of any kind. How do I connect the smartphone to my computer securely?
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How to install USB 2.0 WIRELESS 802.11N on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install USB wireless 802.11N on a desktop but I dont have any idea about it. This is what i have on the CD drivers: install.sh android_ref_codes_JB_4.1 android_ref_codes_JB_4.2 ...
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Usb mount invalid argument openwrt [closed]

I am working with openwrt - attitude adjustment. I am trying to transfer files from a flash drive to /dev/media/usb. So, I am running mount /dev/sdc1 /dev/media/usb. In return, I get the following ...
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How to mount windows 7 iso onto usb from Ubuntu

Recently wanted to try out Ubuntu and decided I wasn't a huge fan of it. I am definitely going to come back to it when I get a better computer so I can have one computer with Linux and one with ...
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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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Mouse freezes when connected through usb switch and simulatinously pressing keyboard key

I have an Aten US224 USB Switch which works fine under Windows. However in Ubuntu the mouse freezes as soon as I press a keyboard button (e.g. Alt + Tab) and simultaneously moving the mouse cursor. It ...
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Download on Mac, run on Windows

I have a Compaq Presario cq62 (Windows) laptop with a dead hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu on a USB to make it usable again. Can I download Ubuntu for Windows on my wife's MacBook, then create a ...
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Boot from USB, but run on auxiliary hard drive

Here us the deal. I have a Dell Vostro 1700 that a friend gave me because it died. On investigation I found that it no longer recognized the internal hard drives, but booted fine from an Ubuntu CD or ...
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How can I get Terminal for scripting on Unbuntu 14.04.2 while being boot directly from USB and not yet been installed on the system HDD?

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 on to a bootable USB so that I can keep it handy anytime I want the Terminal Shell to work on scripting including Sed and AWK. Upon burning the ISO over the ...
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Problem with 'Try Ubuntu without installing' - tried disabling secure boot and fast as suggested in other threads but no difference

I want to try using Linux and have decided to try Ubuntu. I am currently running Windows 8.1. Although I have read other similar questions none of those solutions seem to work and don't address my ...
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USB sleeping/power issues on 15.04

After my upgrade to 15.04, my USB ports have been acting weird, before i can charge my phone and use a USB mouse without issues but now it acts like Ubuntu will disconnect my USB devices on its own if ...
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Alert the user when they unsafely unplug an USB thumb drive

Users repeatedly complain about lost data on USB thumb drives after they unplugged them without unmounting. We run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on our machines. Auto-mounting is enabled. As I am tired of ...
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Wireless USB dual band ac network adapter 14.04 LTS Asus, TP-Link, Tenda

I see a lot of questions about this issue but few answers, so here goes. HP 15 f24w laptop, about 8 months old, U 14.04 x64. I have an older N adapter that appears, connects and is otherwise ...
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usb is not working

I am using ubuntu vivid on hp pavilion g series, suddenly the left side usb connectors (2) and the wifi stopped working, (I think the wifi is somehow is connected to usb) this is the output of "dmesg ...
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FATAL: Module usb-snd-audio not found

Running Linux Server 3.13.0-24-generic I have a new version of an USB xmos card for a DAC. It works in MAC so I assumed it would work under linux. lsusb gives: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 20b1:000a XMOS ...
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How do you run Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed on my USB (FAT32). Now how do I run it from the USB without deleting C: drive?
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My USB port not working after booting ubuntu

I just install Ubuntu and some of my ports aren't working: my mouse and keyboard work perfectly fine, but my phone and hard drive(external) aren't working when connected. I tried some solutions ...
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Udev rule is executed twice because Android Smartphone is mounted 2 times

I need your help. :-) First I want to excuse for my Englisch, I´m from Germany. I have a Bash script which should be executed every time an Android Phone is connected through USB. This is done by my ...