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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Cannot boot from USB - HP Envy

I'm having a little bit of a problem right now... I am trying to install Ubuntu, whether it be the 12.04LTS or 13.10, but I can't seem to get my PC to even run into my bootable USB. I am trying to ...
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How to decide which drivers for Ralink 148f:7601? [duplicate]

I have just got my new usb wifi dongle and I am trying to get it running on 13.10. lsusb gives me the following: $ lsusb -v Bus 002 Device 005: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. ...
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How to prevent USB Drives from auto-remounting after remove

When I press "safely remove drive" in Nautilus as user to my USB 3.0 Transcent Storejet 25H3 drive it reconnects immediately. How can I safely remove it without that behaviour? I think the only ...
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Install ubuntu from USB drive [duplicate]

I have a laptop with no cd/dvd drive. I want to remove win 8 and put ubuntu instead. I am not sure if there is UEFI in this laptop (its the cheapest). I don't want to buy a usb optical drive just for ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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GRUB USB not working in windows 7

I have just re-installed Windows 7 in EFI mode (getting everything working in a new EFI enabled mode) and used boot-repair to get GRUB working again. However when booting into Windows, there is a ...
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INCONSISTENT usb write/copy speeds; cache problem?

Foremost, slow USB write/copy speeds seem to be a hackneyed topic. But this issue is one I've not seen presented elsewhere. Thanks for showing this novice your support. I'm copying the same .iso ...
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Did I install from USB correctly? (Blank screen when USB drive removed)

I created a USB of 12.04 LTS using the procedure at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows (starting from a Windows XP system). After trying the system a few times, (no ...
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Does the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner or V550 Work with SANE

Before buying either the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner or the Epson Perfection V550, I would like to confirm from a person who has used either of these scanners under Linux that they work with ...
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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Boot Ubuntu 13 from USB flash drive without software [duplicate]

Can I boot Ubuntu 13 64-bit with the ISO installed on a USB flash drive (16GB)? If so, how? Thanks so much for your help!
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Can't get Ubuntu to load from USB stick

I'm massively new at this stuff, so please forgive me. But I've just built a new PC. I've downloaded a USB boot installer for Ubuntu 12.04. When I power on the PC with the stick in, it all seems to ...
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Trying to install ubuntu from USB

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook. I have ubuntu 11.10, and my cd reader doesn't work, so I wanted to do it from my kingstong datatraveler 100. I have an intel i5 in my computer. ...
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Run Full Ubuntu Installation from UEFI Bootable USB stick [duplicate]

Similar to a previous questioner who did not appear to get an appropriate answer (being referred to a page that did not relate to his specific need) I wish to run a full 64bit version of Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Fresh ubuntu install leaves connected network not working and only 2 usable usb ports [closed]

When I first did the fresh Ubuntu install I noticed that only two of my USB ports on the back of my rig that line up with the Ethernet port work, but no other USB port throughout the computer works ...
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USB: Enable Trim (FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported)

First of all, I am pretty surprised my usb flash device supports trim: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep 'Model\|TRIM' gives me: Model Number: SanDisk SSD CZ80 32GB ...
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Booting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer from USB stick

I receive the following rather cryptic error message when following the instructions on how to create a bootable USB stick on Windows on ubuntu.com using Windows 8: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 ...
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How to make it wokr dvb-t usb a867 on kernel 3.13.3

I have kernel 3.13.3 and dvb-t usb tuner a867 based on chip af9035. What can I do to make this tuner work on kernel 3.13.3? I found original driver on website avermedia but no luck with compile on ...
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Ubuntu USB device not mount

I using ubuntu in virtualbox, and when connect to usb device, I can see them using lsusb, however it is not mount in anywhere, and fdisk -l also didn't show any external device. What did I do wrong ...
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how to make bootable USB for ubuntu in Windows 7?

I downloaded the Universal USB Installer 1.9.5.2 from this website http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows but when I am running it ,the Create icon is not working and I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 USB problem

I recently dualbooted Ubuntu 13.10 on top of 12.04 and now both distros won't recognize USB devices. It recognizes that I have usb ports but nothing appears in Files when I plug in a device through ...
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Help with my poblems creating usb from windows.

I have a computer with windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.4 onto my usb stick, so I can boot from it and use Ubuntu. I have so far downloaded the desktop version download on the website ...
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SD card reader not working in multi card reader

I've got a multicard reader in my machine. It lists itself as Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader) It mounts CF cards just fine, ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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how can I manually build usb multiboot drive without multiboot manager like yumi

I want to make a multiboot usb drive, but I can't find a good manager to do so. I have tried MultiSystem and yumi. MultiSystem does weird things with some of the isos, and makes a mess out of GRUB. ...
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Mobile-Broadband stick sometimes not detected at all

My mobile-broadband USB stick (lsusb: 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E169/E620/E800 HSDPA Modem) is sometimes detected and sometimes not. Scenario: I plug-in the stick. It sometimes start to ...
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3G modem detected as mass media

I have a 3G modem with vendor code 1c9e and product is 6061 Omega 3.75 G. Since KUbuntu LTS 12.04 it has been detected as mass media. Updating to 12.04.3 did not solve the issue.
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Cannot boot from USB compaq mini 110 [closed]

I have a Compaq mini 110 netbook with a broken HDD. I replaced the HDD and want to install ubuntu. The netbook does not have an optical drive so i have made a bootable USB. The problem is that when i ...
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ubuntu 13.10 virtual box usb

i have win7x64 as a guest OS on my virtual box 4.2.16. usb is not displayed on explorer on the guest OS even after choosing the appropriate from devices menu
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Why doesn't gphoto2 trigger in time

I want to remote-controle my DSLR with an Ubuntu-PC and make a timelapse-video. I found out, that i should use gphoto2 for that. But i've got a problem with it.I type into the terminal: gphoto2 ...
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How to trigger a script when an external USB disk is mounted?

I need to automatically copy images off a camera when it is inserted into the USB port. I've written a script to do the copying, and I've found that, by creating a file ...
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boot from USB drive on windows 7

I have a USB drive that I downloaded Linux onto but when I try to boot it onto my Windows 7 computer it doesn't show up in the boot menu. I have used LinuxLive USB creator to configure the flash ...
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How to open encrypred USB flash drive in wine?

I have an encrypted Integral USB stick with LOCKV231.EXE I was hoping that I may be able to use it in Kubuntu (12.4) through Wine, but when I right-click LOCKV231.EXE and select: 'Open with wine ...
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USB keyboard still doesn't work in Server installer

I've had a problem with the Ubuntu Server installer for a number of versions now. USB keyboards just don't work in it with USB Legacy enabled. I suspect it works with Legacy disabled, but I can't get ...
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Recent error - USB speakers not recognised 12.04

Up until a few days ago, I've been able to play my audio via a USB wireless audio kit (Nikkai). But this has suddenly stopped working. In sound settings the USB speaker output option is showing up ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from hard disk, only from USB [closed]

I followed the instructions on: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) But now I can only boot from the USB drive and it asks me if I want to reinstall Ubuntu ...
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USB and Microcontroller communication problem

I am new to the Linux world and am currently using Ubuntu 12.04. It is running in a Windows partition. I have developed a python program that reads in serial data from a micro-controller over the USB ...
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WiFi issues with Ubuntu 13.10

I just bought a Asus N66 USB WiFi adaptor, I've got it installed with drivers that came with the CD. But as soon as I start any programs that requires internet access Ubuntu freezes. Anyone that can ...
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Unable to use Tenda USB Antenna

So, guys. I just bought recently an antenna from Tenda. When I plug it in, the Ubuntu seems to conflict between two drivers. Here are two driver that Ubuntu listed: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG ...
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MTP connection in Ubuntu 13.10 without no USB 3.0 [closed]

In this post I read that Ubuntu 13.10 does recognize my phone, but only if it has a USB 3.0 port. Is that correct? My computer has only 3 USB ports and all are 2.0. It is a Dell Vostro 3500. When I ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Problem loading Windows over Ubuntu - not reading boot usb on reboot

I'm new to Ubuntu, I had been wanting to try it for a while. My hard drive on my HP Envy m6 crashed, so I had to get a new one outside of warranty. I didn't want to pay for windows discs, so I decided ...
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Blinking Cursor when trying to run live Ubuntu 13.10 on USB

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on this laptop forever. I have my USB drive all setup and ready to go, but when I try booting from my flash drive it just shows a blank screen with a blinking ...
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Why does my USB card reader (Dell 2405FPW) not recognize any inserted media?

My Dell monitor (model 2405FPW) has a built in USB card reader that is recognized by Ubuntu 13.10, but any inserted SD cards do not get seen. It used to work with an older version of 32-bit Ubuntu on ...
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Which Drive to Select? [duplicate]

I'm using 13.10 but recently installed Windows 7 via USB. Linux changed things around, so to install Windows 7 which do I choose? Here's a picture.
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
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USB stick format via Nautilus

Okay, so I was fooling around on Ubuntu 13.10, then noticed that when I right-click my USB stick in Nautilus, I have a "Format" option. When I click "Format", a new window opens and asks for what to ...
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PCIE USB 3.0 Controller not working

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and just got a Sharkoon USB 3.0 PCI-E x1 Controller but can't get it to work. I tried lspci -v and can see the controller. What now? $ lspci -v 02:00.0 USB controller: ...
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Ubuntu on smart tv

Is there anyway for Ubuntu to run on a Samsung Smart TV? At least on a USB? I personally don't like the smart hub that much and would like to watch cable and browse Ubuntu on my TV.
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Ubuntu doesn't mount iPod

I cannot access my iPod files even though the iPod is found by Ubuntu. Output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 4.Gen Output of dmesg [ 118.991968] usb 2-1.2: ...