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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why VirtualBox-Error ? Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mysolaris1

I got this error in my VirtualBox Implementation of the USB 2.0 controller not found! Because the USB 2.0 controller state is part of the saved VM state, the VM cannot be started. To fix this ...
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How do I figure out the “usblp0”

I'm trying to troubleshoot a printer... some people online have had luck printing using this command: echo test > /dev/usblp0 But it doesn't work for me. if I do "lsusb" I do see the printer: ...
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Problems with writing Windows 7 to a USB - This is not a duplicate

Somebody reported this as a duplicate, yet the post they said this was a duplicate of doesn't have a solution to my problem or report the problem I'm having. So, I've rewritten the post and changed ...
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Meizu MX4 will not mount

With the phone unlocked, I plug in the USB cable. Nothing happens. dmesg reports: [190136.646920] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 39 using xhci_hcd [190136.647031] usb 1-1: Device not ...
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WD external usb disk not detected

Edited to add some explanation: Ubuntu Mate 16.04 I was playing a movie located on the external (WD Elements), and suddenly VLC gave me input/output error. Went to Disks, stopped the partition ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS + TT-Connect S2-4600

I recently switched from Windows 10 only to dualboot with Windows and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. So far everything could be installed except my TV. I am using a TT-Connect S2-4600(DVB-S/S2) which is connected ...
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Problem to transfer files between Ubuntu machine and windows PC

I am trying to transfer file between Ubuntu machine and Windows PC (they are separate physical machine) using USB stick. The files I copied from Windows PC is not working at UBuntu machine, even the ...
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Keyboard stops working Ubuntu 16.04

My keyboard stops working for no apparent reason. After using Ubuntu for 2.5 years as a virtual machine on a Windows host (virtualbox) I finally took the plunge, reformatted my hard disk and built ...
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Help with a boot problem

Ok this is an interesting problem. I have a bootable usb with kali linux on it and I would like to run it on my computer that is running ONLY buntu 14.04. It is an old mac but so I am not sure if that ...
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LBP 2900 printer error

I hope some one can help. I have been using my LBP2900 printer on Ubuntu 14.04 for 2 years without major problems, but recently after some updates it stopped working. I'm unsure what updates it was ...
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Why can't I boot to live USB anymore?

There is not much to say. After I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 10, I am unable to boot to a live USB! I used to do it all the time before I installed Ubuntu. I am unable to find an answer ...
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Mounting usb drive error

It is my second day on Linux. I am having difficulties mounting an USB drive. It shows this error: mount: can't find /dev/sdb1/mnt in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab How can I get rid of this error?
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Convert Windows application CD to bootable USB in Ubuntu

I have a Windows application* DVD - this DVD can be be used to install the application on a system with Windows as the OS. However, my Windows system does not have an optical drive and I am looking to ...
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Can not boot into my windows

I have two drives. One drive has windows 7 and the other has XP. I created an ubuntu live USB-stick with rufus to see if my computer can handle, because it is very old. Specs: Pentium 4 2.8 GHz 2 GB ...
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Is my flash drive broken ? How to fix?

I run this command "sudo tail -c 0 -f /var/log/syslog" and plug my flash drive. And this is the output : May 12 20:54:09 R124L-PC kernel: [ 1658.098890] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 6 May ...
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USB sound card doesn't work properly in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have a problem with my e-mu 0202 usb sound card. I've been using ubuntu 15.04 15.10 and 16.04 and it works just fine in there. But not in ubuntu mate 16.04 The problem is my usb card just shuts ...
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GRUB must be reinstalled after each time I boot from a USB

I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my laptop hard drive. I regularly have to boot from a live USB containing another Linux distro. It has to be done this way for security reasons, I cannot dual boot ...
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Dell D1000 USB3 Docking Station with Dell XPS

I have a Dell XPS13 and a D1000 docking station. The laptop comes with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which is unacceptable for ongoing Java development. (1) Does Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) work on this laptop? (2) ...
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USB ports not working after booting Xubuntu 14.04

I've had Xubuntu 14.04 for a couple or years, dual boot with Win7, on a HP430G notebook. In the last year or so I'm getting this problem, more and more often. I use a USB hub with optical mouse and ...
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USB Keyboard and mouse do not work after installing Lubuntu

I've just installed Lubuntu 14 on an older machine (Dell Optiplex 780). Everything works fine on the live-USB drive, installation etc. When the machine boots to the newly installed operating system, ...
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Installation problem (16.04, Thinkpad T460s): initramfs unable to find a medium

I am desperately trying to install Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s using a USB stick. It came with Windows 10 and brings the following error: busybox ... initramfs unable to find a ...
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USB file copy hangs at 99%

I am copying a file to a USB3.0 stick with an USB3.0 port using Ubuntu 16.04 with i3wm. /dev/sdc1 * 8064 30277631 30269568 14.4G c W95 FAT32 (LBA) To avoid problems related with the GUI I did ...
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Multiboot from USB harddrive

I'm trying to set up an external drive I can use to boot 1 of 4 OSes (Ubuntu 16.04, Tails 2.3, Kali, & Trinity 3.4 which a friend recently brought to my attention). I've tried using YUMI, & ...
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Which USB boot selection do I use?

I have Ubuntu burned onto a USB and when i enter into my bios it gives me 4 different options for usb- Zip, FDD, CD ROM , and HDD. Which one would i use?
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Trying to install ubuntu using a USB, gives a black screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, using a usb. In the boot menu I chose to install from my flash drive. When I save the settings, the computer starts and I reach the ubuntu menu option (If I want ...
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How do I install gcc from Kubuntu USB [duplicate]

My laptop has a slightly obscure wifi card and I can't install a driver from the driver management or the USB, and I don't have ethernet. Instead, I found a driver online and it worked on a Live USB ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server, keyboard not working

Trying to install Ubuntu server on a new machine. Keyboard works in grub but stops working when I enter Ubuntu language select. Tried enabling legacy mode in BIOS, disabling usb 3.0, disabling usb ...
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USBMount is not unmounting NTFS drives

I installed usbmount on my Debian NAS and It works fine. But there is one problem: the external devices won't get unmounted after removal. I've tested it with 3 devices a la 3 TB data so far. Seems ...
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Missing Operating System when rebooting from USB

Trying to get my 15.10 to 16.04, but want to do a clean install as some of the PPA stuff messed up the OS.. Now I'm trying to do this for over 2 hrs now, following about 15 different solutions so far ...
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USB Keyboard does not work! I have to use on-screen keyboard!

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 from my Ubuntu 12.04 USB which was created from Startup Disk Creator, and this computer is 12 year old computer when I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to make my 12 year ...
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USB space reduced after making it bootable and unable to recover

I got a problem here. When I click to Erase Disk in startup Disk Creater in ubuntu 14.04 I get this error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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HP LaserJet won't print (16.04 LTS)

I have a weird problem I cannot trace a cause to. I successfully install HP LaserJet 1018, through Printers / Add Printer / (recognizes the USB connected printer) / select HP / Select driver / ...
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My USB 3.0 Card Is Having issues

On Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, my PCI-E USB 3.0 Card used to work until I either installed Wine (Windows Program Emulator) or Light DM Login Chromium OS 1.0 (lightdm-login-chromiumos) and then I was going ...
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Wanted to change Ubuntu to Windows, cant even boot

I recently decided that I would switch from my beloved Ubuntu,to windows. So, first of all I made my boot-able USB with Windows 8.1 on it,using uNETbootin. All things went well up to this point, and ...
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“isolinux.bin missing or corrupt” when trying to boot 16.04 from USB

I wiped my USB drive using GParted and then installed the Ubuntu 16.04 ISO to the drive using Disks (gnome-disks) by selecting the "Restore Partition Image..." option and then writing the ISO to the ...
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Ubuntu Server USB installation with installer's output on ttyS0 (serial port)

I need to install Ubuntu Server 16.04 on computer that has no CD/DVD input, nor VGA output. I want to perform installation using USB drive with the installer output sent by serial port (ttyS0). I've ...
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Slow USB transfer when dd direct to device

Yet another slow transfer problem. I have a newly bought SanDisk USB 3.0 drive. Laptop only has USB 2.0, but I am getting transfer speeds of ~2MB/s consistently. I am transferring a .img to the ...
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16.04 crash on GUI interaction

I'm very new to Linux. The last time I booted ubuntu was from a live CD a decade ago. Goal: I want to live boot from a USB stick, so I can ensure ubuntu will work on my computer. If I set it up as a ...
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Can't run/install Ubuntu from USB: “Error setting up gfxboot”

My installation of Kubuntu 16.04 has become unusable after trying to plug in an external monitor - it now renders a black screen every time I log in - so I've decided to just reformat and install ...
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Livesuit and SP Flashtool

When using Livesuit and SP Flashtool on Ubuntu 15.10 64bit I am facing an issue when connecting USB device: The device connects for a while and immediately disconnects. Dmesg output: [ 8122.616522] ...
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Help with a very common problem regarding a Wifi Adapter Driver

As the title suggests, I need help with compiling and building a new driver that I need for my Wifi Adapter. I am aware that this question has no doubt been asked many times and answered, however ...
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Can't format Ubuntu installation stick

I've made an USB installer stick from Windows with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , now I'm trying to format it from Ubuntu. When I try to format I get this error : This partition cannot be modified because it ...
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how to boot USB in virtualbox?

I press F12 repeatedly to select boot device. AHCI controller: Hard disk Other boot devices: floppy CD LAN continue booting I followed How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox? ...
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Plug in a USB mouse makes computer shuts down after a while

When I plug my USB mouse on my laptop starts to overheating and shuts down after a while. What can I do to solve this problem? Linux Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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slow startup boot cause by the usb 1-1.4

For some reason the boot time is very slow I run the dmesg command in order to see what i tacking so much time. [ 8.191775] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1) [ 8.230700] usb 1-1.4: USB ...
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ISO, USB, CD, Rufus, Lili: Many issues and differences!

I cannot really find the best title for this issue! I have installed Ubuntu server like 6 times in the last few days! Burning (Ubuntu Server 14 and 16) Scenarios: ISO to USB (San disk, Sony, and ...
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Toshiba 32GB USB not working

After I tried to format it using gparted, I got the error. Unable to detect file system! Possible reasons are: - The file system is damaged - The file system is unknown to GParted - There is no file ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 off an External Drive

I made an external drive that can dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, along with being able to boot live ISOs. This will be attempted using both graphic interfaces and command lines. Objectives: ...
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Xbox 360 wireless receiver taking up all my joystick slots

I have two controllers, a XBox 360 with wireless receiver and a retro snes iBuffalo, each one connected to a USB port. Both works fine, but the xbox receiver creates 4 instances of controllers, ...