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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Install Ubuntu on HP mini HP2133

I wanted to install Ubuntu on a HP mini (HP 2133). I created an USB bootable stick (1.9Gb) with Ubuntu desktop 13.10 32-bit version using Universal USB installer 1.9.5.2 (I also checked the box to ...
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Transcent StoreJet auto backup

Is it possible to make Auto-backup button on my Transcend StoreJet 35T3 work? I need this option badly. As an external hard drive it works perfectly, but I cannot find any software to make the button ...
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Why does step 8 of making the bootable USB take so long for my MacBook Air?

I'm on my MacBook Air late 2008 model, I'm currently trying to make a bootable USB to add Ubuntu to but I have gotten to the final stage of adding the image to the disk and now it isn't doing anything ...
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Boot ubuntu from USB option not available?

So I followed the steps here and downloaded Ubuntu onto my 32gb usb drive and I am trying to figure out how to boot up from the USB. When I go to my boot menu on my laptop I get boot from notebook ...
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False installation process and I cant even get on Bios!

I guess I had set the primary or secondary boot device wrongly! my laptop is a sony vaio t serie and has a win 8.1 . I have download the ubuntu 10.13 from the website and instead of burn it on a DVD ...
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please tell me correct way to use usb_modeswitch in ubuntu saucy

I have one mobile router "hw0-2e". (https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/product/data/hw02e/index.html )(japanese only) I want to use this by usb connection as my pc is desktop and no wifi. I know this one ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04.03 32bit from usb boot

I have loaded Ubuntu on a USB following the Wiki instruction. I can select the USB as a bootable device. After I start it up, the problem appears when I select any of the options to either try Ubuntu ...
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USB DAC in 13.04 does not appear in Settings or lsusb

I'm using a Schiit Audio Modi USB DAC on 13.04. I had it working in the past, it occasionally did not show up in Settings>Sound. This was always fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling alsa-utils. The ...
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No USB Devices picked up on restart to windows 7 from ubuntu

I have dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 13.10 on efi Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 ultrabook. My devices are recognized well in Ubuntu. If I reboot the system (i,e switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7) and start ...
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USB shows up as two drives!

I was given a free 1GB USB at an event a few months ago - however, when I plug it in to my Ubuntu laptop, the USB shows up as two drives (/dev/sdb and /dev/sdc). I have checked it isn't just ...
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Can't connect to network with TL-WN722N (AR9271) USB adapter

I already tried couple guides to solve my problem, but still I am not able to connect with my TL-WN722N to wifi network. Device is up and recognized. joe@G580:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID ...
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Usb stick does not mount automatically

Currently, I can not use any usb stick or external hard disk in Ubuntu 12.04 via graphics user interface. While trying to mount them manually, I realized that they are actually mounted automatically ...
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USB support with VirtualBox [duplicate]

This isn't really a question but more like my frustration and criticism - After spending countless hours, searching web for answer, there seems to be a lot of confusion about the Virtual Box ...
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Thinkpad r31 usb install (K / X / L)ubuntu

I'm trying to install Linux on the older thinkpad r31. I have several cd's but the optical disk drive seems to have passed away or is simply dying. I made an usb stick woth unetbootin to install from ...
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Usb memory stick won't be recognized as a drive

I have a usb memory stick that used to work perfectly fine, but then I made a mistake while trying to install a disk image onto it and now no computer recognizes that it is a memory drive. It doesn't ...
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Disconnecting android phone

I have a weird problem. I can connect my android phone to my laptop, it keeps connecting/disconnecting (about twice per second). I tried on another laptop with Ubuntu installed, and it worked fine. ...
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Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write (Read-only file system) [solved]

As in the title, I'm unable to format it as it says read-only. I've tried couple of searches and the solutions too. Even I tried GParted to see I have any luck. Unfortunately below is what I get. ...
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GPS-data logger does not communicate to computer

I have a Canmore GPS-data logger Dongle GT-730FL/S does not work properly. Apparently, it's not possible communication between device and computer (ubuntu 13.10) to transfer data using USB port. In ...
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How do I create an bootable win 7 usb in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Iḿ Using an EEE pc and dropped my win device. I dont have a disk drive as y'all may know.. I just want to reload my windows 7 from a bootable usb, which I wanna create on ubuntu 13.04. After that I ...
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How do I boot a USB-CD/DVD Drive from the GRUB?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 7 alongside it, but the BIOS is locked down and as such won't boot of a USB-DVD Drive with the Windows 7 Boot CD in it plugged in. The ...
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RTL8188RU usb wireless card issue

I bought a usb wireless card with RTL8188RU chipset. And I use it with Ubuntu 12.04.3. But it only can scan SSIDs. The connection is always failed. Then I found that build-in driver rtl8192cu is ...
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Why would USB ports that work using a live Cd not work on an install of Ubuntu 13.10 on a Dell 15R?

I installed the Ubuntu 13.10 in my Dell Inspiron 15R. Everything worked fine while using a Live CD but once Ubuntu was installed the USB ports didn't work with several devices. What steps can I take ...
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slow usb speed in ubuntu 13.10

I have running dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 in Lenovo g580. My laptop configured USB 3.0 . In windows7 USB speed is high (30-40 MB/sec), but in Ubuntu 13.04 its very very less (1-2 MB/sec). ...
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USB-to-Serial device, why no /dev entry?

I initially asked this question on SU but it is so specific to Ubuntu that I move it here. I installed an 433Mhz transceiver on my Ubuntu system (3.8.0-35). It is an USB-to-Serial kind of device and ...
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How can you download an app from the Software Center from a PC without Ubuntu to a USB

I'm having a problem with networking device (Not Ubuntu's fault.) , so I am using my moms Mac to copy an Ubuntu app to my USB device. When I try copy the file, the software center gives me a button ...
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log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x

is it possible to log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x? Also it will be excellent if it could log the connect/disconnect and email to some email address. Is there any program for that? Is ...
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USB memory stick is “broken” after files are copied

I have installed on my computer both Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 and lately noticed that while a large file is copied with 5-6 MB per second on Windows 8 its transferred with up to 80 MB per second on ...
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Format usb drive ( remove windows .exe virus)

I tried to format the drive using disk utility and following the steps given in the link below: Visit How to format a USB or external drive? But unfortunately this error keeps popping up every time ...
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A wireless USB receiver that works out of the box on Ubuntu

I have a desktop computer with no wired internet access; however, I do have access to a wireless connection. I am running Ubunt 13.10. I do not have a builtin wireless on this desktop, so I am ...
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition when installing Ubuntu from USB

I've prepared a PC for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. These are the steps I've taken: 1) Shrunk the C: drive to create 60GB for Ubuntu. The Disk Management utility confirms that ...
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on my lenovo which has four partitions

I own a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad and in the process of installing Ubuntu through a USB I cannot install alongside windows as it already has four partitions: /dev/sda1 (Windows 7 Loader) ntfs (Size 209MB ...
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An error occurred while mounting

Well I'm elbow deep in new territory, built my first PC and decided to load it with Ubuntu. I have no idea where I am... Here's the skinny. This is my stuff: ASRock 970 Extreme3.0 R2.0 AMD FX ...
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Usb keyboard and mouse recognized but not working in Ubuntu 12.04

For a while now my usb keyboard and mouse have stopped working in ubuntu 12.04 after some update. At least the keyboard works up until grub, but fails right after selecting the boot option. I can SSH ...
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USB devices don't get detected

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. My USB ports don't detect USB devices connected to them. When you connect and disconnect anything to/from USB ports and monitor with lsusb nothing changes. Every now and ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-99 5-in-1 Card Reader help

I am trying to use a SanDisk brand card-reader but the system does not respond when I plug in an SD card. The SanDisk website lists only Windows as a compatible OS for this device, but I have seen ...
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ssh server does not start on lubuntu live image

I installed the lubuntu 13.10 32bit iso image with usb-creator-gtk on a USB stick and assigned 2GB of persistent storage to it. That's for a thin client, which does not have any storage of itself at ...
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Why does the startup block access to my bootable usb? [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu long term support on this PC. The pc is to be passed on to a family member who wants an installation of windows. I have attempted to boot from a bootable windows CD, a ...
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move files to usb drive using right click

When I insert an USB drive, I want a right click menu (contextual menu) by which I will be able to copy / move files between harddisk and USB drive similar to the send to menu in windows. In Ubuntu ...
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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Can I free permissions on a USB drive?

I need a simple way to change permissions so that anyone can read and write anywhere on the drive. If it can be done without the terminal, so much the better! Long version: 3 years ago I bought a ...
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Command to restart single USB port

my mouse is broken and it disconnects from time to time. Unplugging and plugging it again works - it reconnects and works fine until next time (disconnects every hour or so so it's tolerable). When ...
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Is there specific install instructions, or Ubuntu version for install to a flash drive?

What version of Ubuntu can I install onto a USB 3.0 flash drive so that I can boot directly from it and take no chance of affecting, in any way, my Windows XP/Windows 7 multi-boot (its boot sector or ...
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Yet another “Computer won't boot from Ubuntu Install Media” question

I've been banging my head against a wall. I have an older machine with a Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard. For some reason it'll boot other installs from USB and CD/DVD-ROM, but not Ubuntu. (Tried ...
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Usb headset trouble

I'm having troubles with my usb headset. felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no se encontraron tarjetas de sonido... felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ sudo aplay -l [sudo] password for ...
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How do I install an ASUS USB-AC56 WiFi adapter?

I'm trying to get this ASUS USB-AC56 adapter installed on Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to extract the Linux file from the cd, it says I don't have the right permissions to extract. I tried downloading ...
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Broken USB-drive not given a name with lsblk

I dd'ed my 64gb flashdrive last week, and did not realise that the iso was corrupted until the dd was done. The drive is no longer detected when plugging it and plugging it out. I tried it on a ...