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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Issues Creating Bootable USB

I'm trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop onto a flash drive (formatted to FAT), to repair a Windows laptop I have. Per the Ubuntu site: I've installed the Pendrive Universal USB Installer. I had ...
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How can I access my Ubuntu boot disk files as external USB disk on Centos 6.3?

Not sure whether this would be more appropriate in a Centos forum, but I'll post it here for starters as I am more comfortable and familiar with Ubuntu. I recently purchased a server with Centos 6.3 ...
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NDISWRAPPER NetGear N300, still not working

Frustration beyond anything in Windows! I have used 12.10 on HP Laptop no issues, decided to go with 12.10 on Desktop (AMD32), every thing went fine until loading USB Wireless drivers. Loaded/Unloaded ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 weird usb 2 file transfer problems

I am having really weird problems with file transfer to and from a usb flash drive. If I try to copy anything from a usb flash drive to the pc I get really slow speeds - around 4-5 KB/s and sometimes ...
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“load kernel” error on USB boot?

I followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows When I try to boot from bios into ubuntu it asks if I want to try without installing (yes, that's ...
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Autorun a script after I plugged or unplugged a USB device

What can I do to run automatically a script after I mount/plugin or unmount/unplug a USB device?
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Brand new computer, USB doesn't boot Ubuntu w/blue-ray plugged in

This seems to be somewhat different than similar questions I've looked through. I'm not really a programmer, and this is my first go at using any Linux build, so I've got no clue how to troubleshoot. ...
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How to change permissions for a USB adapter?

I have an RS232 to USB adapter and I need to change permissions on /dev/ttyUSB0 to make a ham radio interface program work. So far I have tried sudo at the command line with no success. I tried ...
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Ubuntu won't start up anymore

I recently tried out my new usb bluetooth adapter. It is a "pluggable" brand that said it was linux friendly. I put it in, messed around with my bluetooth headset, it worked great. I then restarted my ...
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“Back-up location not available”

I have been successfully backing up to a 16GB USB 2.0 removable disk. Now I get a message from Backup saying "Back-up location not available". Detailed message is Waiting for USB DISK 2.0: Backup to ...
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Keyboard and mouse stop working after using wireless keyboard and mouse

After installing Ubuntu everything seems to be just fine. I plugged in my wireless Logitech mouse and my wireless Microsoft keyboard and they worked just perfectly. After shutting down the laptop ...
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Lubuntu starts after second or third try (live-USB)

Is it normal reaction for Lubuntu 12.04 or not. After working in it Win don't loads right away too. What is a problem?
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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Running 12.04 from USB Drive or SDXC

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on to a USB thumb drive (8Gb) or a Micro SD card (64Gb). The Ubuntu installer is saying that it won't work, and I can't figure out why. I am using a 2011 MacBook ...
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using Samson GTrack USB mic on ubuntu

welcome, I want anyone help me to make my new USB mic works on ubuntu. Mic : Samson GTrack , Ubuntu 12.10
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How to format ubuntu bootable usb?

I am new in Ubuntu. First I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my usb stick which is of 16 gb. So, it installed with 2 partitions of 9 and 7 gb. Now I want to format that usb. But when I try it to format, only ...
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Dlink DWA -111 USB Wifi card on Ubuntu 12.10 in Vmware workstation

I am trying to make my Dlink DWA-111 work on Ubuntu 12.10 in vmware workstation. since Vmware doesn't recognize my integrated wifi card as a wifi card, I changed to a USB one. This one is recognized ...
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Installing usb3.0 host card

I was given a USB 3.0 PCI-e Host card (vantec ugt-pc312) and I would like to install it in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So I shut off the computer, and physically connected the card to the motherboard, but ...
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ubuntu 12.04 64b udev rule overwritten

Ubuntu 12.04 64b mounts usb drives (hdd & flash) at /media/{DISK-LABEL} and assigns always 700 permissions. I've written an udev rule in /etc/udev/rules to assign 0755 permissions: ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 3 and Windwos FAIL BOOT

I have a strange issue: I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome edition on a usb and every time I wanted to use this Ubuntu to plug my usb into my laptop and boot the usb enjoy the cool OS. I made a ...
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ubuntu 13.04 no 5.1 sound Sweex SC016

I am using now 13.04 and sound 5.1 doesn't work well, only the 2 front speakers work, in Ubuntu 12.10 work all good all speakers play. I am using the USB sound card sweex SC016.
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connect-debounce spam on TTY and system suspend

The below output from dmesg shows the same thing I see when I ctrl+alt+F1, if is stop lightdm and sometimes if I suspend the machine. [ 615.128020] hub 1-0:1.0: connect-debounce failed, port 2 ...
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USB audio interface not recognized on re-docking a Thinkpad

my Thinkpad X230 is sitting on a Lenovo docking station (Minidock Plus) and I have a USB audio interface (NI Komplete Audio 6) connected to the dock. It works fine when I boot the computer while it is ...
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Why can't ubuntu recognize my mobile broadband usb dongle when I plug it into the usb 3.0 port?

I have a Mobile Broadband USB dongle. When I plug it into the usb 2.0 port ubuntu recognizes it and connects quickly, but on a usb 3.0 port ubuntu does not recognize it at all! This problem is NOT ...
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Install OS using a live ubuntu usb [closed]

This question has a deceivingly simple title but be warned, what i am trying to do is not easy. What I am trying to attempt to do is to install an OS (QNX) which is basically a dumb unix onto a hard ...
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13.04 issue: Got blank screen after starting desktop using 13.04 usb start disk

My desktop is a SPX custom build machine and running Ubuntu 10.04 just fine. I just made the USB boot disk out of latest daily build of 13.04. The machine can be booted and I see the usb disk has ...
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Creating a Bootable 10.04.4 USB using Universal USB Installer

The website told me that the operating system I need for my new netbook is: Ubuntu 10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso. I'm using the universal USB-installer piece of software to put in on a USB that I can ...
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How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD [closed]

Firstly I'd like to apologize if this sounds like a question already asked but the answers given were of no any help :/ Here's my situation. I bought a USB key with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from Canonical. ...
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Black screen and flashing underscore while installing off a usb (10.10) and all other higher versions

Downloaded the .iso for 10.10 , ll.10, 12.04 and 12.10. i have then tried every single one of these versions on a usb (yes i did create the usb correctly (i have done this before)) but when i restart ...
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About powering USB device on Linux: Android camera app recognizes USB camera but Ubuntu doesn't

On my notebook, I have a USB camera, 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 running on SD Card and Android Jelly Bean on flash memory. Ubuntu doesn't recognize the camera (even the USB port), cause it doesn't offer any ...
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Acer Aspire One usb linux cannot find CD / try again

UPDATE - I GIVE UP!! ** Why is this so incredibly difficult to get to run off a variety of different / properly formatted USB sticks? Ubuntu looks great in the demo - but getting it is a joke. I'll ...
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Can i use file system in ubuntu without installing (running via USB)

I want to use the file system like all drive from the hard drive without installing Ubuntu only running via USB.
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What is the downloaded ISO file?

I'm trying to create a bootable usb, but the boot and run linux software needs an ISO file according to the instructions on ubuntu help. I have no idea what that is or where to get it.
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Roland GAIA USB no longer works after kernel 3.2.0-38 update

Recently my Roland GAIA SH-01 synthesizer stopped responding when it is connected by USB while I run Ubuntu. I was able to track down the cause to the 3.2.0-38-generic kernel, if I select revision 37 ...
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How to get 'AutoTap' working on Ubuntu?

I've been trying to get AutoTap for Windows v.3.1 working with Ubuntu 12.04 and Wine. It seems to install OK, but when I start AutoTap it tells me that there are no USB ports available. There is 1 of ...
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Cannot format USB drive to ext4 [duplicate]

i'm trying to format USB drive (some noname 32GB) to EXT4. It always hangs on step writing superblocks ... and always stops writing numbers after it reach to 125/256. I'm use command mkfs.ext4 ...
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Third screen on laptop with USB?

I'm currently running ubuntu on a laptop provided with VGA and HDMI ports, also, I have two 22 inches monitors which I would like to connect to the laptop to work with three screens. first. VGA + ...
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kde inside ubuntu install

I am using Ubuntu with KDE-full desktop now. I want install it for my friends computers too. So installing KDE-full as long as Ubuntu installs, it would help me. I want have an install usb, that ...
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How to install AR5523 chipset wifi in Ubuntu 12.04?

My usb wifi device is OvisLink Evo-W108USB lsusb Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0cf3:0002 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware) I tried to install rpm from manufactured after convert to .deb ...
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Installation error, live system does not exist

On rebooting from USB stick (used universal USB installer to write Ubuntu onto it), the installation starts but halts after a few seconds giving error: unable to find a live system What should I ...
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Ubuntu will not automount external hard drive

I can't get my external hard drive to mount automatically. I can only mount it via the terminal. And even then, I also have to unmount via the terminal else I receive the warning in the attached ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see my phone (Sony Xperia Tipo)

When I connect my phone Xperia Tipo to my Ubuntu 12.04, the USB icon does not appear in a launcher. lsusb gives me following results: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub ...
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How to disable write-cache for USB in Ubuntu for safe yanking without “Eject” or “Safely Remove”?

In Windows, I can edit the usb properties like in the following picture So I want to ask how can we edit the removal policy like that in Ubuntu ?
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My laptop stuck after trying to install ubuntu

I was trying to install ubuntu from a disk on key to my laptop (did it already on my desk top a few months ago) i choose to install ubuntu in the options and then i got stuck on a purple background ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB 12.04

I've tried 4 different versions of Ubuntu now and I can't get them to boot. I have tried both universal usb and unetbootin with no luck. I have 2 different usb drives I'm trying to use both 4 ...
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What is the name of the icon for usb drives in Ubuntu?

I am developing a PyGtk application that I would like to display the image for a USB stick from the user's theme. However, I cannot seem to pin down the name of the icon, and Google is no help. ...
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How do you interpret the lsusb output?

i was wondering can anyone tell me what does the lsusb output means? example dodohjk@dodohjk-PC:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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Can i have ubuntu in the same bootable usb stick for windows and mac?

I would like to have in the same usb 2 partitions one for mac and the other for run ubuntu over windows.
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USB HDD not visible in nautilus/nemo

The HDD is visible in the 'disks' utility. I can mount the one and only partition on that drive using mount. gvfs-mount Recognizes the disk: $ gvfs-mount --list ... Drive(2): 750 GB Hard Disk Type: ...
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Error booting full Ubuntu from external USB hard drive on desktop preloaded with Windows 8

I've just installed Linux for the first time, except I installed it on a Seagate USB Hard Drive (500GB, USB 3.0, 3 Partitions: 10 GB Ubuntu/1GB swap/The Rest NTFS) from a Live USB drive (4GB) made in ...