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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after installing usb wifi dongle, it stopped working after upgrading software, (still 14.04)

After installing a Netis wifi usb dongle using a procedure described in Questions 168032, it worked under 14.04. Then I updated software, and the Netis dongle no longer works. The dongle appears ...
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Installing 16.04 to an external usb hard drive

I am doing a full install of 16.04 to an external 300gb USB HDD. I have followed all the instructions (booting from live media, then using the install option, taking care to setting the grub to point ...
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USB Mouse not working after installing Ubuntu 16.04 - Persistent Fix?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I haven't any problem in live. But after the login, mouse doesn't move and click. the only solution I found was: sudo rmmod usbhid sudo modprobe usbhid However, I ...
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Recognise Kubic Edge as a device by banshee or rhythmbox

When I mount my Kubik Edge 8Gb MP3 Player with a 4Gb expansion card, neither Banshee or Rhythmbox will recognise it as a Device. The launcher bar shows a flash stick icon and I can copy music ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on USB on Mac

I've followed these instructions to the letter: hdiutil convert /path/to/ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o /path/to/target.img Terminal gives the error message Cannot execute binary file.
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How start ubuntu from a bootable USB stick

I made a bootable USB stick and I made sure to follow the guide lines. As far as I can tell nothing went wrong when creating the USB stick but somehow I can't find out how to boot ubuntu from the ...
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“An attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the CD failed”

I am trying to install Ubuntu Kylin, but everytime I am about to finish the installation it shows the following message: ''An attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from CD failed.'' ...
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Install full desktop on USB?

I'm planning on trying to force myself to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu gradually. I've installed Ubuntu in the past as a dual start option but notices that I keep on using MS Windows, especially ...
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installing programs on a USB ubuntu

im using ubuntu as means of Recovery on my study i have a Boot Usb with it but is it possable to install a program such as a anti-virus or fixxing tools used to fix data on the Same USB?
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How to configure RS232 to USB on Ubuntu (Mate) for JSP Web app

English is not my native language so please be patient. I'm using an Odroid C2+ to host a Struts-2 web application, like a LAMP server, using Ubuntu Mate, Tomcat7, MySQLite3 and (instead of PHP) JSP. ...
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Problems with USB on Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from a bootable USB. I made the disk by opening the iso with Archive Manager and then writing it to USB. I don't know what happened but I cannot format the pen drive now. Here ...
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Live USB distros won't stay connected to internet

After booting an Ubuntu 14.04 Live from USB I connect to the internet everything works great for a few seconds, then the internet stops working. It doesn't say it's disconnected or anything like that, ...
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Installing Ubuntu (clean install) does not seem to work

I downloaded the ISO file for Ubuntu and put it on a usb drive using Rufus. I completed the installation, and then it asked me to restart my computer. I did so, and it launched back up to the black ...
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hard drive doesn't appear as device

I have an Acer Aspire R11 combination Laptop / Tablet. It has a 32 Gb harddrive with a few partitions. Windows 8.1 is installed on it. I recently had an issue with partitioning. I decided to use an ...
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Canon Pixma MG2500 scanner local network does not work

I bought this printer: http://www.canon.it/printers/inkjet/pixma/pixma_mg2550/ I had attached it to my ubuntu server, I had configured this printer with cups and it works perfectly, but I have some ...
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My bootable usb doesn't show up as an option in the boot menu

I followed this guide, and my usb does not show up as an option in the boot menu. This is what my boot drive looks like. Boot Drive Image
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Can I install the usb-creator-gtk (linuxmint version) in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have been using the default usb-creator-gtk but due to my personal preference, I'd like to install the LinuxMint version of it. I have tried this website where it is listed (unfortunaley I couldnt ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Cannot Use USB Audio: fwupd Bug

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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can't create startup disk in ubuntu when selecting fedora iso

I can't select a fedora image to create a bootable usb stick. It works with ubutu and gnome ubuntu but not with fedora. Does the ubuntu startup creator only work with ubuntu isos?
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Installed laptop-mode-tool 16.04, now USB mouse not working after rebooting until it is re plughed in

I did a fresh install of 16.04 on my vizio ct14-a0 ultrabook. I installed laptop-mode-tools Then I edited the AUTOSUSPEND_TIMEOUT in file /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/runtime-pm.conf file from =2, ...
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How to use only USB wifi card first if it exists

I have read this article: How to disable built-in wifi and use only USB wifi card? However, my problem is sort of difference. My laptop is very old. and the built-in WIFI only supports 802.11b/g/n. ...
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Harddrive still available after being unplugged. How is this possible?

I have an external USB harddrive at /media/hakon/0ddde628-b54a-4bb2-9823-b734fe0f78b9/ Now I unplugged it, and I can still type things like ls /media/hakon/0ddde628-b54a-4bb2-9823-b734fe0f78b9/ ...
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How to make installation stick having storage partition

I'd like to create USB stick having both: a) Ubuntu 16.04 installer, b) storage partition. So I can boot a computer with it, install or just start Ubuntu and be able to copy data from computer drives ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu 16.04 USB however “Missing Operating System” Error

Before I say anything I would like to note that I am VERY new to Linux. (The most complex command I know is sudo apt update/upgrade :/) At the moment I am using Xubuntu 14.04 and I want to use Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't show up in update launcher + pendrive on windows failed as well

I would love to install ubuntu 16.04 but it doesn't show up in the updater and when I tried making a bootable usb drive it failed as well.
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Is there any way to batch convert FSCK rec files?

I plugged in my USB this morning and went to grab a few files, but realized the folder was empty. Checked the usb drive properties and it said only 6,4 MB unused, while the folder had nothing in it, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 final not booting from stick: gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image

The brand new 16.04 final does not boot from USB stick: Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image boot : I made a boot stick with Startup Disk Creator ...
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Android Studio - No USB devices detected

I am running Android Studio on Ubuntu. I connected my LG phone with USB into my laptop, but when I run Android Studio it says no USB devices or running emulators detected I even followed all the ...
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Wacom Intuos 5 detected but not working

I have an Intuos 3 A5 and for about 1-2 months now it's not working anymore. dread@FreezingMoon:~$ lsusb Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID ...
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How can I get past the preparing to install screen in Ubuntu 15.10 installation in Live environment?

I am using a Dell Inspiron N4110 Laptop. I have a intel Core-i5 2.5 GHz Processor and 4GB RAM. It's running Windows 10. After downloading a Ubuntu iso from the official page I have created a bootable ...
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USB 3.0 Host Controller not working on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 14R N4110 notebook and recently the USB 3.0 ports (blue ports) has intermittent operation. I know that these ports are on the I/O board which contains ...
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Plasma device notifier failing to start (kdeinit/kioexec)

When I plug in a USB storage device, I try to double-click it in the device notifier that comes up in my tray, but all I get is messages like: Examining: Finished // mtp:// blah blah blah /ALCATEL ...
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Computer not starting up and a problem detected

My computer does stsrt up but before it goes to the home screen. I get a popup saying problem detected and if i wanna report it or not. And then the whole thing shuts down.
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Device is not recognized as a joystick

Ubuntu 15.10 [ 592.587774] usb 1-3: new low-speed USB device number 9 using xhci_hcd [ 592.721091] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=1781, idProduct=0898 [ 592.721095] usb 1-3: New USB ...
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Ubuntu USB dongle

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my PC that I have built. My mother board does not have wireless network card so I bought a CSL USB 2.0 Dual Band WLAN Adapter. I have got the driver disc and ...
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What is the new path for mounted usb drives in Ubuntu 15.10?

In past versions of Ubuntu I have always been about to find a folder for external usb drives in /mnt or /media/username after they have been mounted. Since upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10 I have noticed ...
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ubuntu 14.04 mounting usb with “can't read superblock ”

My usb was working pretty normal and now it is unable to open showing the following message. Please help as the data is very important. Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sooraj/7D64-9145: ...
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Android file recovery using PTP?

I would like to recover photos from my reset android phone running 4.1.2.. There are several posts explaining that an MTP connection will not allow to take an image via "dd", for example question ...
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How should I partition my pendrive in the Ubuntu 15 installation so that I can save my stuff?

I have put the iso. file to install Ubuntu 15 in a pendrive and I want to install it in another pendrive(16 GB) from which I want to boot. I am getting stuck in the step where it is asking me to ...
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How do I install Ubuntu to a USB drive WITHOUT touching my hard drive boot

Ok, before you say this is a duplicate, please let me explain and then point me to the duplicate answer and I will delete this post. I have searched a bit but I have found no definitive answer or way ...
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Startup Disk Creator fails to format USB drive

I'm trying to create a bootable Ubuntu disk using Startup Disk utility, but when I try to erase the USB memory, this appears: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.GLib.Error: Traceback (most recent call ...
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Ubuntu Server - itself unmounting, must mount again to work

i have recently installed 1TB Seagate Harddrive (HDD) to my Raspberry Pi 2. I have installed ISPConfig and them Torrent client (Deluged), harddrive is connected via external power adapter and ...
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USB AC Wifi Adapters

I've done quite a bit of searching but i cant seam to find out if there is any USB ac wifi adapters that work with ubuntu. I had gotten one that said it worked but after trying for about a week the ...
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“Missing operating system” on 2009 MacBook Pro after installing Ubuntu 15.10 from USB

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on my 2009 MBP and it was working fine for a few days. Then, upon one random reboot, it would not let me log in. I got the error "could not start session". I started ...
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Download Windows to USB on Linux? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux on a USB right now because my Windows dist needs a reparation to work. To start the reparation I need a USB with Windows 7 installation on. So my question is. How do I download ...
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Cannot Install a ubuntu on usb key?

My computer is DELL XPS 13 Latest Version(At 2016 April) I am trying to install a ubuntu on my usb drive for programming. I don't really want to break my windows and want to run ubuntu with the usb ...
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Raptor Loaded but my USB Drives Do Not Have Partitions

I am running on a old Windows 7 computer. I am unable to mount USB Drives as no partition is available. There is an error that comes up when I gparted it, a cannot access error.
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Fastest File System Type

We currently/still write to tape for off-site backups (avg size is 80 GB per day) and the robot is misbehaving as of late. I'm setting up an NFS share on Ubuntu Server 14 (16 when it releases) to ...
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USB 3.0 ports only work in Hi Speed, not Super Speed with xhci_hcd running

I've a Kontron KTQM87/mITX board (latest BIOS) with some USB 2.0 and some USB 3.0 ports. The machine runs Ubuntu 14.04, I've tried both with 3.13 and 4.4.6 kernels. In BIOS, I set xHCI mode to ...