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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Format USB stick using LVM?

Is it possible to format a USB stick using LVM? I am interested in LVM because apparently it allows you to create instantaneous snapshots for backup purposes.
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Ubuntu won't boot + I have no usb boot option anymore

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop as the only OS. And I was messing around with mounting an usb (something like 'ubs0') and now my laptop won't boot anymore into Ubuntu and the usb boot option ...
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Is Disk Utility encryption the same as dm-crypt?

I have found the following 2 minute video which shows how to encrypt a usb drive using ubuntu's disk utility app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_g-W6hrkNA My question is, is that method using ...
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How do I change the “Wireless Mode” on my network adapter from b/g/n to just b/g?

I recently purchased a Edimax EW-7811Un USB Wi-Fi adapter. So far, it has been a really finicky device, but I was able to get it to work somewhat reliably on my Windows partition by setting the ...
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External HDDs don't appear until unplugged and plugged back in

I'm trying to use my Ubuntu computer as a file/media server, and I have four removable HDDs plugged in. After a fresh boot, two of them mount, or appear in fdisk or /dev/sd*, but they do appear in ...
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Ubuntu (on PC) crashes communicating with BeagleBone Black via IP over USB

I am trying to connect to a BeagleBone Black using a USB cable. BBB has an interface called something like IP address over USB. It works fine on a Windows 7 PC, but not on my old (2001) 32-bit Dell ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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live usb wont work with windows 8

Everytime I try starting the computer with the flash drive in, It just flashes the Lenovo logo as it would normally do, but except it does not stop. it looks as if it is in an infinet loop. As soon i ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not read Canon 7D

I'm unable to import photos from my Canon EOS 7D, because the Ubuntu does not recognize it once pluged at USB. I have tried all USB ports, but no one recognizes the camera. I have tested successfully ...
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Error when trying to connect mp3 player with MTP [closed]

I have an older Philips GoGear ViBE mp3 player. I don't know exactly what is wrong with it, maybe I disconnected it at some point without unmounting first, but I suspect the file system is damage. It ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 Asus EeePC 1018P install hanging

I created a bootable USB with LiLi and the Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS iso and was able to successfully boot from the USB. However, at the point where I tell Ubuntu to actually install the OS (with checkboxes ...
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Problem with booting from USB in order to install GRUB [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on my laptop (via USB), but the boot loader (GRUB) does not show up. I've tried to run Ubuntu in trial mode from USB in order to install boot ...
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Disk won't go out of readonly

I have this usb that is set to write protected. I need to get it formtatted however everything I tried from dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd1 to fdisk /dev/sdd d w all end up telling me that I don't ...
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WD Elements 1042 External Will not work

I'm trying to get all my data at this point. Any help? Once and a while it will mount but cant get data off quickly. Error Message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ubuntu/Elements: Command-line ...
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HFS ownership on USB EHDD

I no longer have a iMac, I am using ubuntu 12.04, my EHD has two partitions on it. The first is 1.8 TB, the second is about 200GB. The larger partition is HFS format, the smaller is FAT. I am trying ...
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What's wrong with my HDD? It takes 5 minutes to mount!

Every time I need to mount my hard disk, I need to do this: I type sudo fdisk -l into terminal I wait 5 minutes till it completes "its scan"; I mean till it shows up my HDD I input the mount command ...
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USB drive not responding

So I am unable delete a few video files on my thumb drive even though my permissions are set to read and write and create and delete. I tried reformatting (mounting) the thumb drive in disk utility ...
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Cannot install from USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on a server that has only USB boot capability (no cdrom, no pxe). I have tried to use 3 different tools but all have failed. The tools I have tried are ...
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Ubuntu does not load the remote control to start

I just purchased a Philips remote control rc-197 with its USB receiver, lsusb recognizes it as: Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0471:060c Philips (or NXP) Consumer Infrared Transceiver (HP) Lirc install the ...
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Guymager Device disconnected, acquisition paused

An external SD card is connected to Precise Penguin via USB. The device mounts and is recognized by guymager. Image cloning commences for a few seconds with data transferred but then the process halts ...
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Followed Directions to use Pendrivelinux but it does not support windows8 for usb creation [duplicate]

I am running Windows8.1 on Asus Zenbook. Wanted to test run Ubuntu 12.04LTS, but am complete nubie to Linux so want to run from usb. I formatted the usb in windows. Do I need to format it for ...
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Would a USB NIC work with Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS?

I'd like to state first off that I'm new to Linux and am still learning the ropes. I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS on a Dell PowerEdge 1800. I also installed the Xfce 4 Desktop ...
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windows 7 is not installing with USB drive [duplicate]

Cannot install windows 7 from USB drive. Since i don't have a DVD/CD-ROM I am habituated to install OS and sofware from USB but after installing UBUNTU 12.04 I wanted to make my system dual boot so I ...
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USB Mouse Stops Working After Resume - Ubuntu 13. Macbook Pro 8,2

If the laptop boots up for the first time my Xenta wireless mouse works great. After sleep / resume, it will continue to work for maybe a few minutes before stopping completely. lsusb Bus 001 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB stick on Macbok Air

yesterday I tried to download Ubuntu with these steps on a Macbook Air (6,2). I got to the GRUB loader and selected to Install Ubuntu. I assumed that this would work, so I (impulsively) removed the OS ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

So I download Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit version. I used Universal USB installer to create a Bootable USB Device. After Restarting It's shows these options *Run from USB *Install on HardDisk and Many more. ...
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Need compatible USB WiFi adapter for Ubuntu 13.10

The computer. Intel i5-4440 processor, Intel DB85FL motherboard on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. Please suggest me a WiFi USB adapter to work out of the box.
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usb 2-1.4: can't set config #1, error -110

I am trying to connect my android galaxy S2 device using MTP. I have tried all the methods in http://askubuntu.com/a/247046/112042, but I can not access my device file system using MTP. Here is the ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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I can't get my NetGear WNDA4100 to recognize in 13.10

I read the thread on compiling a driver for the NetGear WNDA4100 and, frankly, it's a bit over my head. Looking for a bit simpler instruction on how to get my NetGear WNDA4100 to work in 13.10. ...
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I cannot change the iso file from which to create a startup disk [duplicate]

I have previously created a 13.10 USB startup disk, following the standard instructions to do so from Ubuntu 12.4 LTS. All went fine. That was a while ago. Now I’m trying to create a 12.4.4 LTS ...
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How to install wireless adapter usb without putting in cd

I just finished my first ever build and installed Ubuntu on it. A day later I bought myself a Linksys AC1200 wireless usb adapter, and I have been trying to install it ever since. In my infinite ...
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Ubuntu Bootable USB drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a pen drive. Firstly I made pendrive into a bootable USB drive which includes Ubuntu .iso file extraction. After using that USB drive in my other laptop and ...
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USB Bluetooth went from fine on plug in to not recognized 13.10

Today I purchased a USB Bluetooth adapter so I could pair a PS3 Sixaxis controller to my Ubuntu set up. I expected to have to go through some trial and error to get the USB to work properly as it ...
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USB 3.0 coping with slow speed on Ubuntu as opposed to Windows

In my Toshiba E329786 USB 3.0 port, Ubuntu speeds are slower, like 3MBPS - 5MBPS, than in a different PC running Windows 7, like 100MBPS - 120MBPS. How can I increase the speeds in Ubuntu?? Output ...
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Mount Bluetooth USB in VirtualBox

I originally asked this question here Python Module PyBluez Error and have narrowed it down to basically I can't get VBox to recognize my bluetooth USB. I'm on a MAC OS X 10.9.2. I've installed ...
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Ubuntu on windows

I am looking for Ubuntu to run from the USB on windows. I am NOT looking for a bootable USB. My university has computers running on windows and I need to work on ubuntu. I was looking for something ...
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Installing pyusb on ubuntu 13.10

I tried this link, but got the following message on shell: sudo apt-get install python-pip : vineet@vineet:~$ sudo pip install --upgrade pyusb Downloading/unpacking pyusb Could not find a version ...
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USB Wacom SignPad (STU-500) in a connect / disconnect loop (Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS - 64-bit)

I want to use a signature SignPad from Wacom: When plugging in the signpad a connect / disconnect loop starts and the device is not usable. The following is a snippet from the dmesg output: [ ...
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3G D-Link DWM-157 Modem Install on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new in Linux and Ubuntu, too. Please, tell me how I can install my 3G Modem (D-Link DWM-157) on Ubuntu 12.04. Some steps, that I've been already tried (after Googling): Plug in the modem ...
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Live boot from partition of USB (or just don't use up whole USB)

Is there a way to create a bootable USB stick that doesn't take up the whole disk? I have a 16GB USB but would like to also have some music on it. Can it be partitioned or something?
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Partition Magic USB Creation on Ubuntu [closed]

I want to create a Partition Magic bootable USB, but I don't have the necessary software to do this. I tried Startup Disk Creator but the program can't open the Partition Magic ISO.
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ubuntu displaylink (usb graphics card) configuration

i have device : lsusb Bus 002 Device 006: ID 17e9:0199 DisplayLink please help to to run it. (monitor is turned on - i can switch to it witch ctrl+f1) but is not visible in monitors configure, ...
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Trouble with getting edimax ew-7811un drivers installed on older dell desktop

I am a complete newbie to Ubuntu and was expecting just to have a plug and play wireless usb adapter so I can surf the web but I was wrong. I do not know where to start and I hope someone can help get ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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Universal USB Installer problem

I downloaded a Windows 8.1 iso from piratebay. I am trying to boot my usb from ubuntu, but In the Universal USB Installer the iso file comes up fine but it will not recognize my usb. I have tried ...
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How can I find a USB wireless adapter that will work with Ubuntu 12.04

There is a bug for my wireless card on Ubuntu 12.04. There is a known bug for the wireless card for my Lenovo ThinkPad T440 running 12.04. What are my options? In order to get wireless on the ...
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usb to serial problem

I installed USB to Serial on ubuntu 12.10 to be able to connect to the console port of my switch and router. After the installation it worked properly. But the issue I have is that my system for no ...
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How to install BSNL 3G Modem in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have BSNL 3G Modem which works well on Windows 7. When I try to work it with Ubuntu the device itself not detected. I tried the command lsusb, my device name and ...
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Unable to mount USB 3.0 external drive

[update: i've tried reformatting the drive as HFS+ and still run into this problem] I have a 1TB Lacie USB 3.0 external hard drive that is formatted as exfat. I can't get it to mount my Intel NUC ...