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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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
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Can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in

I had Ubuntu 12.04 Beta installed on my computer. When 12.04 was finally released, I made a bootable USB Flash Drive using Startup Disk Creator. Then I decided to check if this drive works properly ...
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How to format a USB or external drive?

Using Ubuntu 11.10, how do I format an external or USB drive? I don't find an option to 'format' when I right click. In the new version, the drives don't come up on the desktop but instead come on ...
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Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone

I'm using the US Model 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I747), however, I cannot mount it to my laptop from some reason. I have tried using both FTP and MTP connections, but neither work. What ...
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How to burn a .iso to a USB device?

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
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How to configure the default automount location?

I recently upgraded from Mint 12 to Ubuntu 12.10 + Cinnamon. I have an external usb drive that when I plug it in, automatically mounts to /media/[username]/Backup/. Thing is, under Mint, it didn't ...
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...
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How do I get a Canon MG, MP and MX series USB printer working?

Printer MP6150 driver installed itself upon plugging in the printer. Printer is recognized (lsusb shows it) but does not mount. If the printer is recognized, the driver must be working (or?), but ...
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How to run a script when a specific flash-drive is mounted?

Is there a way to run a script when a particular USB device is mounted? I keep my videos on a separate USB and would like to run a script that would mount the video folder on the USB device to the ...
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How to disable automount in nautilus's preferences

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bits) and I do not want to mount automatically USB thumb drives in my system. I tried the command dconf-editor and gconf-editor but there isn't the icon to disable it in ...
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How can I get a DisplayLink USB monitor under Ubuntu (any recent version)?

I have a DisplayLink-based external USB monitor, which has both power and data over USB, and seems to work perfectly under Windows 7, but only can display a text console under Ubuntu 10.10, and that I ...
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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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ralink 148f:7601 wifi adaptor installation

I am trying to install ralink wifi adaptor to my desktop ubuntu 14.04 the system is not detecting the wifi. lsusb lists the device as: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. I ...
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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Accidently installed grub to usb

While doing a fresh ubuntu install (dual boot with XP using resize), I somehow managed to install grub to the source usb instead of to the harddrive. Normal harddrive boot goes straight to XP. Booting ...
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How to create a Windows installation USB in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have the need to create a Live USB to install Windows but from Ubuntu, I've tried to emulate the tools that make the same function from windows but I just do not work. I would be very helpful to ...
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I need my pendrive to boot into Ubuntu, how to correct this and boot from the HDD?

I installed Ubuntu through USB. Instillation was successful. But when I restarted my laptop it didn't boot. So planed install it again when started selected install from USB. it booted my previous ...
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Install on usb external hard drive

I am new to ubuntu and i would like some help. I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but i would love to have ubuntu too because it's a great OS. So i would like to install ubuntu on an external ...
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Autorun a script after I plugged or unplugged a USB device

What can I do to run automatically a script after I mount/plugin or unmount/unplug a USB device?
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USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time

After re-installing Lubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop an older problem re-emerged after a few days and installation of different programs: without apparent reason the external mouse and sometimes ...
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How to disable auto power off of usb devices like usb mouse?

I don't know how , but somehow automatic power-off of usb devices got accidently enabled. Now my usb mouse goes off even if it's idle for 2-3 seconds. it's really irritating. help?!!!!! P.S. This ...
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How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? [duplicate]

I have a bootable CD image that I would like to transfer to a USB stick, so that I can boot from it. The Startup-Disk creator doesn't support it. How can I make a bootable USB disk from it? The ISO is ...
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Help, linux beginner! How do I put ubuntu on usb and boot/install on a PC with blank harddrive?

I wonder if someone can help me? I am fairly new to trying to actually understand and use computers myself rather than just buying whatever Windows/Mac wants me to! You will get a giggle from my ...
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How to install Windows XP from Ubuntu via USB

I need to install Windows XP on my machine that currently runs Ubuntu 10.10. I have a slipstreamed ISO for XP and only a USB to boot from. I do not have access to another Windows machine, and my ...
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Does Ubuntu support USB 3.0?

I have a Western Digital My Book 3.0 - 1 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive, and I wanted to know if it would work on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
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USB 2.0 device (scanner) does not work with xhci_hcd on USB 3.0 system

I'm trying to scan with samsung scx-4200 which is a printer with scanner. When I connect my brother's laptop which has the same version of ubuntu(14.04), it works. I don't know how and why. He did not ...
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How to replace an old version of Ubuntu with a newer one from USB/DVD?

I dual booted ubuntu 11.04/11.10 a while ago with a USB stick and i want to uninstall it. I would like to completely uninstall the old version and get 12.04. I have a 64 bit laptop. Please help!
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How do i change permissions on a FAT32 formatted drive?

I have big problem. I am using MS VC++ on win and Qt Creator on ubuntu. So, today I have problem. I can't change my permissions on my flash drive (FAT32). Q: How I can change permissions on FAT32 ...
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“Unknown keyword in configuration file Boot:” error when booting off a live USB

I successfully followed instructions in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent to make a bootable usb drive for ubuntu12.04 using the command 'gksudo usb-creator-gtk' in a terminal window ...
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How do you create a bootable USB stick using windows 7

I've downloaded Ubuntu desktop (the .iso file that is) on a windows 7 machine and want to create a bootable USB stick in order to install it onto a laptop which currently has no OS. Is there a way to ...
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How to unboot my bootable usb

I recently made my pen-drive bootable with Ubuntu 14.04. But I need to unboot my pen-drive now. I formatted my pen-drive once,But the size of the pen-drive still shows 2.25 MB. Whereas,this is an 8GB ...
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How do you reset a USB device from the command line?

Is it possible to reset the connection of a USB device, without physically disconnecting/connecting from the PC? Specifically, my device is a digital camera. I'm using gphoto2, but lately I get ...
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Copy to USB memory stick really slow?

When I copy files to the USB device, it takes much longer than in windows (same usb device, same port) it's faster than USB 1.0 speeds (1MB/s) but much slower than USB 2.0 speeds (12MB/s). To copy ...
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Power on/off USB ports

Is it possible to on/off specific usb port using terminal in ubuntu? lsusb displays the following result Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device ...
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How to access USB in VirtualBox running Windows XP as guest OS

I have installed Virtual Box: Host OS Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS Windows XP. No problem so far.How can I access USB devices (scaners, printer, and others) from the guest os, windows XP.If this is not ...
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How to install and use Ubuntu from a USB flash drive on Windows 8?

I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a LiveUSB, but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive. I've read it's possible and I know my computer ...
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SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! [duplicate]

I have a USB live key created with Linux Live USB creator. I used all the defaults, and got a standard version of Ubuntu. When I try to boot into it, I get the error above. I went through the rest of ...
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How do I use Unetbootin to make a bootable Windows USB installer?

it says missing bootmngr or something like that. I'm on ubuntu 12.04 or whatever, the newest one using the gparted to format to NTSC and then unetbootin to install the bootloader, and the iso, then ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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USB turn write protection off

Hi I have a USB which is write protected: dmesg | tail [10098.126089] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is on [10098.126098] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 80 00 [10098.126779] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] ...
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How do I give multiple users access to a Windows NTFS partition?

I have USB hard-drive connected to my Ubuntu (11.04) machine. Every time I reboot the computer and login it mounts the hard-drive. Since the disk has NTFS on it, Linux assigns some user to be the ...
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Does Ubuntu log when USB devices are connected?

When I connect a USB drive to an Ubuntu OS, would there be a text file which contains details of that connection and if so, where is that file located ? What is the name of that file?
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How do I try Ubuntu from a USB stick?

I wanted to replace windows 7 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to try Ubuntu from USB, like a fully functional Ubuntu?, want to test sound, WiFI connectivity etc. Is there an option to exit from the ...
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not ...
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How to copy existing movie files on ipad to watch?

I have an iPad and a desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 with lots of movie files of various formats (avi, mp4, m4v, etc). Is it possible to transfer those files from within linux directly to the iPad ...
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How to connect mtp android device to ubuntu 13.10

I searched here and google and all I could find is how in Ubuntu 13.04 forward mtp devices are supported. The answer I found are for ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 12.10 Well, I connected my phone in mtp ...
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Is there a way to share my computer's Internet connection with my Android through USB?

Is there a way to share my desktop Internet connection with my Android 2.2.1 using the phone data cable?
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How to distinguish between identical USB-to-serial adapters?

I use a number of identical USB-to-serial adapters with my laptop (Ubuntu 9.10). The adapters are manufactured by Sabrent and are built around a Prolific PL2303 IC, as shown by lsusb: Bus 001 Device ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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14.04 Not Auto-Mounting External Drives Since Upgrading from 12.04

I've upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 via command-line when my system froze, had to do REISUB and dpkg --configure -a to recover from crash after rebooting. Now everything seems to work except ...