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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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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How do I select network mode in Reliance 3g USB dongle

After googling on internet, I didn't find drivers for my zte modem. In my area 3G coverage is low and I am unable to change from 3G to 2G network, neither manufacturer provides it's drivers for ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Internet connection sharing using Airtel 4g LTE USB dongle [duplicate]

I have an Airtel 4g LTE USB modem (HUAWEI dial up) which I am able to successfully use on my Laptop's Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation. I want to share this connection with other devices wirelessly ...
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Logitech MX800 not working properly in 14.04

I bought the Logitech MX800 Wireless Performance combo yesterday. When I plugged it into my machine (Ubuntu 14.04) the keyboard worked but the mouse didn't. I tried to plug the unifying receiver into ...
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When I plug a USB memory Ubuntu 14.04 opens VLC instead of a folder [duplicate]

This happens even if there isn't any film in the USB memory or I opens an unmounted disk partition. If I uninstall VLC it opens an other film player. What can I do? what I wish is that it opens a ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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2 usb ports stopped working

I have HP pavillion g6, running xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have 3 usb ports. For some reason, 2 of them stopped working this morning, I have xserver-xorg-input-all installed, followed the instructions ...
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Copy paste not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem: when I copy something from my computer to a USB or an SD card, the copy is done without no problem; but when I remove the SD card, all the files are gone.
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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Safely removing USB to prevent dialog in Windows

Whenever I remove the USB stick from Ubuntu, umounting properly by clicking the arrow, then in Windows I always get this message: How can eject the USB in Ubuntu so Windows doesn't complain ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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Ubuntu startup from USB stick [duplicate]

I used terminal, cd'd to desktop where ubuntu.iso is located I've tried all of these First: hdiutil convert ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu.img hdiutil: convert failed - not recognized Second: ...
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Usb PicoDrive 32 GB unreadable and corrupt

Hi everyone I have my usb PicoDrive that one day just stopped to work (same as my 2 hard disks) don't know why every time I plug the usb it's say: Unable to mount 32 GB Volume Error mounting ...
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How to detect my memory card by any means ?

My memory card is not detected. I've tried almost every options but still getting no results. In the G Parted Partition Editor, My 8 GB memory shows 30 MB of size and even showing red symbol. Here is ...
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No keyboard after rebooting 14.04 for updates

After rebooting my server to complete a few automatically installed updates, my USB keyboard no longer works and it won't boot past the grub screen. The keyboard still works in another PC. I'm really ...
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Live USB w/ persistent partition on a Macbook

I think i've tried like 10 different tutorials on how to create a Live-USB-Drive with or without tools like Unetbootin, Mac Linux USB Loader, syslinux and so on. Some did work, most didnt. What worked ...
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USB3 Firmware 14.04 Thinkpad E145

so a while back I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 145. It runs on Ubuntu 14.04, with a Gnome Flashback desktop. All in all, I'm very happy, because it runs smooth and easy. There is one problem though ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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How do I mount ejected external USB flash Via terminal [duplicate]

After safely remove or eject it, i want to remount it without unplug it, and re-plug it again .. so Any suggestion pls? PS after using eject all usb memories are out of fdisk command scope i don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect USB phone

Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 doesn't detect and doesn't mount my USB attached phone. So I cannot transfer files between my laptop and the phone's micro SD card. Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.04 does ...
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Ubuntu usb and ethernet devices not working

I am trying to install ubuntu on a new machine, and have the 14.04.1 live cd. Everything works fine in the liveCD, but after rebooting following the install, none of the USB devices work on the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recongnize USB

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop and it works well, now I'm trying to install in my new Desktop PC, it has dual bios and you can also choose if you want to use Uefi or Legacy...But can't make the ...
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Booting from a USB on a PC Syslinux Boot Promt

I have a corrupted version of Windows 7 on my PC so I can't boot up anymore. I have all my data saved on a SSD so im not loosing anything. I thought this would be the perfect time to try Ubuntu. I ...
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How to install Ubuntu Server on HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8?

Which settings at the HP software are necessary to make a bootable Ubuntu-server on HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 with 1 hard disk drive 1 of 4 slots? I installed several times Ubuntu from a USB drive ...
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USB ports are disabled and not working

My laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 has 3 USB ports but none of them is working. What should I do? Should I install a USB driver? $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ...
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How can I get my serial to usb adapter to work?

I have a Trendnet Tu-s9 usb to rs232 serial adapter, I'm having a problem getting it to link up to my Dell Latitude c640 . I'm able to read it in the terminal with command lsusb, I'm a Linux newbie ...
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Some USB ports aren't enabled

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. My computer has an AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0 GHz Octal-Core AM3+ processor. My computer has 8 USB ports, but only two of them are active. The processor in the boot enables all ...
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USB Boot Drive is not recognized from Windows computers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my 16GB PNY flash drive, to use as a boot disk for my laptop. Now, it is running ludicrously slow, no matter what, so I am trying to re-install Ubuntu, but when I plug my ...
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How to install usb wifi adapter?

I'm new to linux environment and I'm using both latest Ubuntu and Lubuntu on my systems. I learned pretty much cmd lines but not every function they have. For example I can modify grub files using ...
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Unable to mount 1.0 GB volume: Device /dev/sdb is already mounted at `/media/usb0'

This error message pops up whenever I plug in my USB stick. A similar message appears when I plug in my ereader although my MP3 player opens up normally. I am unable to modify any of the contents on ...
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To Share on samba a External USB Hard Drive on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking for one month now and cant find any answers to sharing a external hard drive usb with samba using Ubuntu 14.04, I have read a lot of forums and accessed advice. I always get the ...
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How to disable PS3 accelerometers through usb, no bluetooth

how do I disable the tilt accelerometers when using ps3 controller with usb? I dont have a bluetooth adapter and i dont wanna buy one. i am using 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 with patched kernel 3.13.11.6+ ...
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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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How do I install Ubuntu from USB in debian?

After looking through the Ubuntu instructions for creating a bootable USB I googled this and it seems like there's a plethora of different ways that one could do this. Here's what I've tried: ...
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i make my usb bootable of ubuntu but it is not working on acer 4738z

i am in serious problem. i have acer aspire 4738z. i am willing to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it and for that i made my usb bootable through the software which is mentioned in Ubuntu guide but it is ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147 using USB stick?

I've downloaded and tried to run Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on laptop Dell Inspiron 3147, but it freezes while starting from USB stick. What is the correct way to install Ubuntu on my laptop?
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USB is not mountable, system doesn't know how

I wanted to mount Windows 8 on USB and it kinda succeded given that moving data "has completed" without errors. The next day, I plug USB in and I get following error. Right after I put USB in the ...
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Reformat a freebie USB stick that thinks it is a CDROM

I received a USB pen drive at a conference recently, containing presentations and the like. I would like to reformat it for personal use, but every computer I put it in sees it as if it were a CD-ROM. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - New install on Lenovo M30-70 does not see USB sticks, mouse does not work

After new install of Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo M30-70 the computer does not see any USB sticks. Also USB mouse does not connect properly. I have to connect the mouse to a turned off computer and than ...
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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

The problem is as simple as the title, I can't mount my rooted galaxy s4 phone(newest update 4.4.2) on my laptop(running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The error message is a consistent: Unable to open MTP ...
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Keyboard & Mouse input failure after updating 14.04

Everything was working great yesterday. I did the latest update for 14.04 last night and now my keyboard and mouse are not working. I have a dual boot environment Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The ...
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Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7

I have a SanDisk 16GB USB drive that is not being detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but is detected by Windows 7. lsusb detects it but sudo fdisk -l or blkid doesn't. Even GParted and Disks don't detect it. ...
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evga uv plus usb to vga adapter does not display output

I have a evga uv plus usb to dvi adapter. I tried to connect this to an Acer Monitor. The Monitor is recogznized by Ubunu when its connected as seen here However, when I enable the display, and ...
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Asus Eee won't boot

I have a Asus Eee PC running Ubuntu but I wanted to change to Lubuntu, so I created a bootable USB pen drive with Lubuntu (that works fine, I tryed it no my desktop). I was able to boot on my Eee PC ...
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Transfer files from maintenance shell

I am running ubuntu 14.04. I attempted to boot my computer and I received the following error: General error mounting filesystems. A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation permission denied from HDD & external HDD

Title is self explanatory sadly; had no luck after getting past the security (for now) and the same from my Samsung external HDD Desperate trying to get this to work but no luck except on a virtual ...
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vga to usb monitor cable duel monitors on laptop

my VGA port stopped working on my laptop. i got a VGA to usb wire any way to use it? i plugged it in screen comes on then goes to standby. running Ubuntu 14.04 any ideas or do i need a special wire to ...
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No option to install Lubuntu from USB on a Ubuntu system

I have a netbook (Asus eee PC 1001P) running Ubuntu 13.10. I want to install Lubuntu 14.04 on it. I downloaded the Lubuntu ISO and used Unetbootin (on my newer laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04) to create ...