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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USB thumb drive - why does file transfer speed vary so much?

The thumb drive is FAT32. I often transfer files from the thumb drive to an internal HDD (Ext4). Sometimes, the files are transferred at about 15MB/s. Sometimes, the files are transferred at about ...
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Linux 14.04 ISO package installation not working. Not able to log in with windows 7

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 ISO inside my windows machine. So I downloaded ISO in the USB and extracted the ISO image using Universal USB installer and booted the machine with USB storage device ...
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Cant boot up from an external source anymore , please help…(Totally a different sceenario from the usual cases )

Am a Ubuntu user and quiet good with it, have been using it for like a year. I bought a Packard Bell EasyNote TE laptop , which had Windows 8.1 , I then installed Ubuntu 14.04 using the whole HDD, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MTP error

I am trying to make my new phone (Oneplus One) work with Ubuntu 14.04, Dell Vostro 2520. Here is the output from /var/log/syslog.. [ 489.186871] usb 1-1.1: USB disconnect, device number 10 [ ...
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Suspending with root on USB

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 from a root file system on USB storage. This is not working well, because after wake up from suspend, ext4 will frequently try to write to the root file system ...
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I cant format Sandisk Cruzer Edge USB: Read-Only filesystem

So, I have an old Sandisk Cruzer Edge 4GB USB drive, And I know how to format the usb, so I did what works for all USB drives, first, I used fdisk -l to find my USB's file-system. Heres what came up: ...
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Installing 14.04 via USB GRUB GNU?

Im new to linux and I have created a live usb correctly as documented on the site, and have selected the usb as the primary boot option in my BIOS. The laptop I am trying to install on is an ASUS ...
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Save files and Applications to a Live Ubuntu disk

I was wondering is itpossible and how could one save a document or/and application onto a Live Ubuntu USB? I am on MacBook Air running OS X 10.8.5 I installed Ubuntu onto my USB using unetbootin. ...
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Chromebook and want Linux on a separate USB - possible?

I want to try Linux on my wife's Toshiba 13" Chromebook. I'd prefer not to alter anything on the chromebook itself (as she'll kill me if I mess it up:) Can I install and use Ubunto onto a 32GB USB ...
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Get ubuntu on another computer without internet

I want to get Ubuntu on my other computer that can't get internet, and since it can't get internet, can I download it on my current (this one) and load it on a USB to install it on the other computer? ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 and Keyboard and mouse will not load

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and now I have to unplug the keyboard and mouse and plug them in after the system is booted. I have a Razer Black Widow keyboard and a Corsair mouse. My system ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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Not authorized error message

Whenever I plug in my usb drive I get the message not authorized. I have tried to mount and I still get the error. How can I fix this permanently so that I can plug any usb drive in my computer and it ...
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USB GSM/GPRS modem + https in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Neoway M660 GSM/GPRS USB modem. And I have Ubuntu 14.04. Modem is detected as /dev/ttyUSB0. I need to somehow make HTTPS requests to some remote server through that modem. What is the simplest ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 wont boot from BIOS using USB install, am I doing something wrong?

This is my first time messing around with Ubuntu. Ok so I've been at this the last few hours and I'm not sure what's going wrong.. I've downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO twice and confirmed the md5 ...
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USB USR phone compatibility

Is the US Robotics USR019601A USB phone supported in current Ubuntu? It worked under Skype.
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need to use my 4G , wirth my Virgin Mobile USB, only uses 3G, but I want to use my 4G, How do I do it?

I want to use my 4G on my Virgin Mobile USB , BUT I don't know how to with UBUNTU. I put it in and it just starts working. Well sort of I have to click on it to connect, but it is only using the 3G ...
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usb 3.0 ports not working after upgrade to 14.04.1 [duplicate]

After an upgrade to 14.04.1 from 14.04, USB 3.0 ports on my laptop no longer detect USB 2.0 memory sticks, keyboards, mice or modems. However USB 3.0 hard drives are detected and mounted successfully ...
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Shotwell cannot mount device Error 53

I would report this as a bug, but I'm in my 50s and reading the bug reporting requirements would make me a bug specialist and take me about a week to insure I was reporting it properly. I'm an end ...
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USB ports and sound are not working in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I bought satellite C50B P0010 recently. But the USB ports and sound are not working in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. dmesg | tail [ 20.320149] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3 [ ...
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My USB 3.0 port doesn't work

Something is very wrong with usb support on Ubuntu. So, I have 2 USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard, along with 4 USB 2.0 ports and also 2 USB ports on my front panel. USB 3.0 isn't working and running ...
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Create virtual USB Drive from Partition to run Live CD

I'm trying to install android_x86 on a separate partition that was created before installing 14.04. Just for testing experimental reasons, I created a 32gig partition to use as a virtual usb per to ...
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USB peripherals cutting in and out

I keep having issues with all of my USB peripherals. The first issue is with my mouse, it jitters every now and again randomly, its a wireless logitech mouse and I have never had an issue on any ...
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D-Link wireless network usb will not auto-reconnect

D-Link wireless network usb will not auto-reconnect. I'm connecting to a dual band linksys router... the windows computers disconnect also, but they auto-reconnect... So, I'm wondering... is there a ...
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Load .mobileconfig to iPhone from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to create and load *.mobileconfig files (normally created with iPhone Configuration Utility) onto an iOS devices via USB cable. I am having 2 problems. I can't ...
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How can I make my USB - TTL Converter work>

I have recently bought this USB to TTL serial converter cable on Amazon. I just bought it to get free postage and thought I would use it with my Raspberry Pi. This adafruit tutorial says to use ...
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I want to disable USB storage but usb mouse keyboard and datacard should work in any version of ubuntu

I want to disable USB storage but usb mouse keyboard and datacard should work in any version of ubuntu like ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 13.10 Thanks & Regards Rohit
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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External HDD not recognized

I just installed 14.04 on a new computer, and attached my old SATA 500GB HDD via USB external enclosure, but it isn't recognized. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Even GParted doesn't see the ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu.com as an ISO-file. Then I transferred this ISO-file to an 8 GB USB stick using usb-create-kde application. But when I try to boot up using this iso-file I do ...
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How do I get GRUB to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Ubuntu installed on usb Hard Drive cannot suspend

i'm trying to make suspension working with an installation of ubuntu 14.04 64bit on external usb hard drive 2.5". The standby works good, but after wake up it doesn't recognize/find the hard disk and ...
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Cannot boot from USB, need help

I wanted to format my w7 drive and install Ubuntu, so I have made an Ubuntu 14. 04 bootable USB, but when I try to boot from that USB it gives this message: Attempting boot from USB Normally it ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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Issues installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have been trying for the past couple of days to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I have been having problems left and right, but I finally ran into one that I can't figure out. I put Ubuntu ...
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External HDD working on Ubuntu Live CD but not Ubuntu server

I have an external USB 3.0 drive that works when plugged into a Windows 8 machine and when running an Ubuntu live CD. It will mount and is accessible as both FAT32 and EXT4 in the live CD. When ...
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How to connect to a Casio fx-9750GII calculator

I've got a Casio fx-9750GII calculator, wich has a USB Conection. When I conect it to my computer the system does not mount it as a storage device. When I run lsusb this is the return: ...
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How to block a virtual part of a USB device with udev?

I've got Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop (keyboard+mouse). It's a nice set but it creates problems for me as one of its parts in the system is a virtual joystick js0. I've got an advice to use ...
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TP-Link TL-WDN3200 driver issue

I am using TP-Link TL-WDN3200 wireless adapters in my linux ad-hoc network. Two nodes could ping each other via the WDN3200. But after a few hours idle running, one of the adapters went wrong. I got ...
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How to make a bootable backup of my 14.04 computer

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running the GNOME shell and i want to know how to make a full backup of my os and files and settings. I cannot use remastersys and i have tried clonezilla but keep getting errors. ...
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Boot to Ubuntu if specific USB is inserted

I have a Windows desktop machine that I share with my wife. I've been using Ubuntu for some time on my laptop but the motherboard died so I'm stuck with the desktop PC. I'd like to dual boot the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “[Errno 5] Input/output error” during Installation

I have been trying to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit version) on my desktop PC from a USB memory stick, but I'm experiencing a problem. Each time I attempt an install I received an ...
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Ubuntu installer hangs

I am currently trying to attempt a Quadboot with Win 7 (50GB SSD), Mac OS X Maverick, Ubuntu & Android 4.4 all on a Samsung Spinpoint S3 500GB HDD, I will also have a WD 1TB HDD for backup and ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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Mounting the windows drives and external usb drives

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04. I installed ubuntu on a windows laptop as the second OS. As I am new user, I created two mounting points in /mnt/.. and /media.. I tried to remove one, but I couldn't, it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 problem with usb 3.0 [duplicate]

I've some problem with my usb 3.0 and an external HD. Both works fine because if I plug my external HD to the usb 2.0 all works ok, and If I plug a memory stick to the usb 3.0 all works ok. USB ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB device

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V7. I've created a bootable USB on Windows (with Universal USB installer), turned off FastBoot and SecureBoot, yet when ...
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VirtualBox: USB Sticks not recognized (Windows XP as guest; Ubuntu 14.04 as host)

I have installed virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04 and installed windows xp as a guest. i have a usb stick and an external drive (western digital) that i want to mount in win xp. the mounting itself works, ...
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Share internet with samsung tab over Samsung Kies & Cable [duplicate]

Here is the problem: I need internet on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to update Android, but Wifi doesn't work and my mobile data plan is not sufficient (1GB MAX). I want to "reverse tether." I don't have ...