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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Booting from usb in ubuntu on macbook

Ive installed ubuntu solely on my macbook. However, I want to change to windows. I try to open the startup manager by pressing option(alt) on the macbook. However, no options appear. If osx is ...
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Faxing with Ubuntu 15.04, Archos Copper 70 Tablet (or Huawei E353 HSPA+ UMTS-Stick) and hylafax possible?

I was given the information by my internet/cellphone service provider that my SIM-cards can receive and send (digital) faxes. I am not sure if this for real, but I have to trust these words. Anyway, ...
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How to control the permissions of a mounted usb drive?

I have multiple USB drives, used for different purposes, and I've noticed they have different permissions when mounted, and, moreover, a chmod command has no effect. Why is this and is there a ...
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Tool to list USB devices as tree in shell?

Is there any tool which lists the controller, hubs and devices of USB subsystem in their tree structure at the shell? lsusb lists flatly and does not show all the details. usbview has a GUI, but ...
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How to connect to a usb modem if there is no TTY?

I have a zte mf730m modem and I would like to connect and send some AT+ commands so that I can read and send SMS messages. The issue is that I can't find how to connect because even if it works(it ...
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Ubuntu kills USB 3.0 Chipset on Asus Z87-PRO motherboard

I have PC based on Asus Z87-PRO Motherboard. I have installed both Windows 7 & Ubuntu 15.04. When I have to reset Ubuntu (e.g. because of freezing) all of USB 3.0 ports stop working. Completely ...
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I can't trust USB pendrive finished copy in Ubuntu 1404

How can I really know that Ubuntu 14.04 finished copying in my USB pendrive that does not have an activity led? For example, I connect it to the USB 3 port (pendrive is USB 3) then it shows like it ...
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Missing driver for ASUS USB-N53?

I have a WiFi USB adapter called "Asus N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter". I've tried just sticking it into my (up-to-date) Ubuntu 15.04 computer, but it doesn't work. Syslog: kernel: usb 1-3: ...
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How does network manager identify a connection over usb0?

Here's a thing I'm trying to solve: I have a PC running Ubuntu 14.04 and an ARM board running some Linux. I want to have RNDIS-ethernet-over-USB connection between the two, and I want network manager ...
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Problem cloning from USB to SSD

I'm trying to build a mini server using an Intel NUC and a couple of external hard drives. The challenge is I'm trying to do it completely headlessly (as my monitors and TV are about 5,000 miles away ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 / 15 in computer with Windows 8.1 Legacy installed before

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Win 8.1 installed before. I installed Windows 8.1 in Legacy mode, my laptop is Dell Vostro 2420 which support UEFI but I disable UEFI boot mode before ...
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Why is this grub-install not working

I am trying to create a Windows bootable USB on Ubuntu. However, while installing grub onto the USB with this command: grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Ubuntu Server Fails to boot from USB with External Drive

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 onto a 32GB pen drive. This is used as the main drive for an Intel NUC. -System- Intel Nuc (i3 D34010WYK) - Headless Sandisk USB3 micro pen drive (used ...
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Connecting two computers with usb

I bought a dual usb from belkin a little bit ago, it has the chip in the middle and is designed for dual computer use. Problem is, it seems its only for transferring files from PC to PC with the ...
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Error using usb flashdrive - what usb error codes mean?

I have somewhat arbitrary errors when using a pendrive, as reported by dmesg: [ 306.904222] usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci-pci [ 321.080172] usb 2-3: string descriptor 0 ...
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Can I create a bootable Windows 7 installation USB from within Ubuntu to boot a 2010 model iMac?

I have a 2010 model iMac on which I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the sole OS. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot. I have freed up some space on the HDD. No matter what I try, I am ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite c850-19z

My computer is using UEFI and is running Windows 8. I've tried install Ubuntu before but I only got as far as putting it on a USB (using universal USB installer). But when I go to the boot manager on ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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Ubunut recover infromation from Stick

can anyone tell me a software with how I can recover the lost information from USB stick, pleas tell me any program with out TESTDISK because I try use it but don't work for what I have.
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Need help installing drivers for an Archer T2U wireless adapter!

I had an old computer running WindowsXP, and I wanted to add some life to it and finally expose myself to a Linux OS or something similar, maybe learn something from the experience. So I got a Lubuntu ...
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USB 3.0 Card Reader 40 in 1 (Delock)

I bought a Delock USB 3.0 card reader (http://www.delock.com/produkte/G_91718/merkmale.html) to read my Canon's 64GB SDCX card on my Lenovo Carbon X1 (gen2) notebook. The reader with the said card ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USB Stick

I burned the latest version of Ubuntu onto my USB stick. Then, I clicked on the wubi application on the usb drive, clicked on live installation, then clicked on reboot. When it rebooted, it asked me ...
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How to format USB stick for car audio system?

UPDATE: The pendrive was for my parents. When I got a chance, I got it formatted from a Windows machine at my friend's house. I can't try any suggessions in the comments or answers, because I have ...
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Can't boot, new usb device found

When trying to boot into the Ubuntu live usb, I get new usb device found idvendor=1d6b idproduct=0003, and it hangs there, refusing to boot. Ubuntu 14.04 booting into install or live mode, uefi and ...
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Install ubuntu on usb without wiping usb

I have a 16gb usb can I install ubuntu on it without deleting any of the files on it the files take up 2.64 gb of space I also want to make ubuntu fully portable so the files are only on the usb how ...
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How can I fix the issue I have with installation?

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64 for a day and I keep having the same problem. First off, here's some info on my system: CPU: Intel 15-4690k GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 970 acx 2.0 ...
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Alternative to Thunar that can access Android fs (Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T700) via USB

I've spent one frustrating hour trying in vain to get Thunar to access the files ystem of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T700 via USB. I'm now fed up with Thunar1, and I'm ready to give it the ol' ...
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USB Drive partition corrupted

I was working with my usb drive when I plugged it in and in gparted and the usb showed unallocated partition and gparted asked me to create a partition table. I created a table and my pc got stuck and ...
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How to disable USB automount in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04 I have tried to disable USB automount by creating the following two files as found here: Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting and rebooting: /lib/udev/unmount.sh ...
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DVDR drive note recognized using : 152d:2338 JM20337 Hi-Speed USB

I see the controller in lsusb but ubuntu does not recngize it as a drive. Bus 001 Device 006: ID 152d:2338 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JM20337 Hi-Speed USB to SATA & ...
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USB speaker not detected

I am connecting an USB speaker but it the speaker gets detected on USB buts gets rejected after a while. However it works in Fedora [ 9548.214066] usb 5-3: new full-speed USB device number 19 using ...
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Ubuntu won't save the settings I have done after installation

I had created a 4GB bootable USB stick of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using Universal USB installer. I have installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 PC and allocated it 30GB space. After completing the installation ...
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Messy partitions: How do I fix my HDD and SSD partitions from a USB?

So after finding out I gave my external HDD 250 MB instead of 250 GB I tried to fix it by changing the partitions around with some popular software. Told me to restart my PC. Now every time I try to ...
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installing linux to usb, didn't change boot loader installation, can't get into windows

I was trying to create a persistent usb stick, with everything contained on the usb (including grub or whatever). I used the live cd to install and was pretty sure I changed the boot loader ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu. Cursor blinking on black screen

I have burnt Ubuntu ISO to a USB. When I boot from it, my laptop shows a black screen with a cursor blinking on top-left. This cursor keeps blinking endlessly. I left it overnight once to confirm that ...
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Lubuntu not booting without USB used to install it [duplicate]

My Lubuntu v12.04 (I'm not using the newest one because my Laptop doesn't support PAE) doesn't boot when the USB I used to install it isn't plugged in. I've overwritten my Windows XP with Lubuntu and ...
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How to install usb-writer in ubuntu 14.04

I want to install usb-imagewriter to clone an SD card that I have. I didn't find USBWriter in the Software Center. Is there any link to download it please? original post can't connect after using dd ...
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Can't boot ophcrack with Ubuntu installed on system

On all my other computers I am able to boot ophcrack from a bootable USB drive. On my Acer Aspier E-15 running Ubuntu I cannot boot it up. Don't ask why I need to boot ophcrack on my Ubuntu laptop I ...
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RTL2832U+R820T2 DVB-T TV stick, can I use DVB-C?

I have got this cheap china USB dongle for receiving DVB-T and DVB-T2. I have tried the device for DVB-T and it works great. I have also tried it as an SDR (Software defined radio) and I can tune into ...
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unable to upgrade to lts (or any supported distro) I am new no dvd

I bought a cheap laptop off gumtree. Unfortunately it does not come with dvd so I cannot install 15.1 or 14.04 on it. I do have old linux 11.2 I think but there is no way that I can see to upgrade it ...
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Toshiba satellite radius not loading bootable usb

I recently bought a Toshiba satellite radius (model: L15W-B1120). I already read countless of posts. In the posts they recommend to disable secure boot and also fastboot, I already did. I created a ...
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How to install Ubuntu from a Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto a laptop. I know that I can boot into a liveUSB of Ubuntu and install Ubuntu onto my external hard drive but I was wondering if there is a way to install Ubuntu onto the ...
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Secure boot / UEFI Boot issues after 15.04 installed

I have a Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Win 8.1 Pro installed. I created a UEFI USB boot drive with Ubuntu 15.04 on it. Using Windows I shrank my windows partition by 40GB. I inserted the USB and rebooted, ...
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Problem with wifi on kubuntu 15.04 with Realtek rtl8192cu USB dongle

I've recently installed 64bit version of kubuntu and science then I've been having issue with wifi. It work great for few minutes and then it disconnects but it shows that I am connected and I have to ...
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Install iso ubuntu from USB

I've downloaded the .iso file from Ubuntu's website.How can I use it to install Ubuntu? I've searched a lot but every where the instructions are installing Ubuntu from windows. Note: There's No OS ...
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Sound problems with USB sound cards: Maya22USB and AureonXfire8.0HD

I'm trying to use a USB sound card for digitalizing an analog audio signal coming from the earphone port of a walkie-talkie-like device. I'm using ALSA drivers for this purpose and checking the audio ...
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How to fix a usb for booting [duplicate]

Hello my repiar/boot usb turned to read only filesystem please help me turn it back into read and write system.
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Using Ubuntu via USB. Will all downloads/saves be saved to USB?

I'm a web developer of many years. I've grown tired on the Microsoft scene, so I'm moving on to other Operating Systems - Mac OS and Ubuntu/Linux. I have to stay marketable and that's where ...
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I want to charge an iPod while in Suspend

Sony Vaio VGN-FW250j Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 dual boot Win 7 / Ubuntu 15.04 I am able to suspend and hibernate this laptop in both OSes. Ubuntu will not allow me to use the USB ports to charge my ...
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Windows 8.1 won't boot after installing Ubuntu 15.04

So, I made bootable usb with ubuntu, then install ubuntu on my other pendrive, also GRUB. But when I power on my computer, some GRUB console pop up and windows won't load up. But when I put my ...