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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Problem with DD & Startup disk creator

I want to create a bootable USB drive for Chromium OS. I downloaded this image (direct link) and I want to put it on my 4 Gb USB. The IMG file is 2.6 Gb and my USB is 4 Gb, so there is space for the ...
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Cannot download Ubuntu to a USB drive. Only option available is to burn to a DVD, which I do not have

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, when I click on the program, a window opens which asks me to burn to a disk. Even though I have a USB drive attached (and which is recognized by my computer) it ...
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Is it safe to delete a Swap Partition on a USB install?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my 32gb USB drive. I recently read that having a Swap causes a lot of reads and writes to the drive making the OS slow and reducing the lifespan of the drive. ...
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Unable to format usb drive (udisks-error-quark, 14)

I have been striving hard to format my usb drive. I cannot format it. Whenever I try it using the disks utility I get the following error message: Error unmounting /dev/sdc: Command-line `umount ...
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Belkin n52te driver install

I tried fallowing this thread How do I configure a Belkin n52te gamepad to work? and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=948833 to get my Belkin n52te to work. neither of which worked. when I ...
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Unable to discover USB external HDD after entering power management

I have a USB-HDD attached to my box. The USB HDD will not be discovered by my linux after entering power saving. I already turned off the power saving through the command line tool, hdparm. However, ...
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Chromebook usb bootable disk

I want to create a usb bootable version of Ubuntu server. I have a Chromebook with crouton-XFCE on it. I read online many posts about this, none gave me a solution. I tried to use this approach sudo ...
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Error 5 denied USB when i try to use win32 diskimager

When I tried using win32diskimager, it says error 5 denied and then I can't choose any disk (I can choose ISO images though). Also, I can write and read the USB from other programs. I'm using Ubuntu. ...
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MBA Mid 2011: Black screen on Boot (Installation)

ive been looking around for solutions but neither 'nomodeset'-option nor i915.modeset=0 helped me. I have a Macbook Air Mid 2011 (with Intel Graphics 3000). Im trying to boot it from my USB Stick - ...
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Nvidia drivers causing overcurrent on USB ports

I have Asus laptop with (unfortunately) Optimus technology for graphics. Overcurrent information on my two USB ports is displayed every time on boot when using any nvidia driver(331.113 and ...
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Minimum size for Ubuntu USB disk

The instructions for creating a bootable Ubuntu USB specify a USB device with "at least 2GB of free space" I have a 2Gb USB stick, but that's the raw size - when formatted, it will have slightly ...
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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu via USB - no the normal install instruction forums have not helped

I'm a new to Linux operating systems and am having some problems installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 I am trying to install it on a HP laptop running Windows 8.1, I have created a separate partition of my hard ...
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External Drive automatically remounted and not powering down after detaching with udisks

Well this question may seems similar to these link: 1. How to prevent USB Drives from auto-remounting after remove. 2. USB 3.0 hard drives don't spin down when "safely removed" from ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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How to install (or troubleshoot) a USB 3.0 AX88179 Gigabit Ethernet adapter?

I have a USB 3.0 AX88179 based Gigabit Ethernet adapter and after searching online, I found many people reporting success with this device under Linux. The driver entered the mainline kernel on ...
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How to access USB in VirtualBox running Windows XP as guest OS

I have installed Virtual Box: Host OS Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS Windows XP. No problem so far.How can I access USB devices (scaners, printer, and others) from the guest os, windows XP.If this is not ...
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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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AX88179 Ethernet adapter not working properly

I recently bought an adapter with the ASIX AX88179 chip in it. The adapter seems to work, but after about one minute it gets terribly slow. I have already tried this and this solution to no avail. ...
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Do I need a bootloader in my existing hard disk to boot from USB?

The question is aimed at understanding the boot functionality when I try to boot from USB/a pendrive containing an OS. Does it use the bootloader of my existing OS in the HDD when I try to boot from ...
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Transfer Ubuntu from USB to new SSD

This question follows on from my previous one. I have decided to take the plunge and replace my faulty hard disk with a brand new SSD drive. In the mean time I have done a fair bit of customization ...
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USB ports stop working after resumming from suspension - Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo S20-30 laptop (bought in February 2015) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (then Xubuntu) alongside windows. I don't use Windows now. Everything seems fine except when I suspend the laptop ...
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How do I set DocumentRoot/Directory path in XAMPP httpd.conf to USB flash folder?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 with XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3 and my USB flash is FAt32 formated. When I try to set XAMPP configuration file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf: <Directory /> Order allow,deny ...
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How can I read usb in Virtual Box with Windows 7 in my Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit in Virtual Box, but I need to install the network driver and it doesn't detect the USB, only in Ubuntu. Answers are much appreciated, Thanks Emilie
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How do I find out whether my system has USB 3.0 ports?

I want to buy an external usb 3.0 drive and I wonder how to figure out whether my laptop has such a port (or only 2.0). Neither lsusb -v, nor /proc/bus/input/devices offers any obvious hints, ...
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Ubuntu USB install hangs at purple loading screen on HP Pavillion x360

I've been trying to install the latest 15.04 Ubuntu on my laptop through a usb installation, but whenever I try the "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" prompts, the screen hangs at a loading screen ...
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How can I run a script when I unmount a particular usb drive?

I am trying to sync between a folder and usb drive, so that a) when I plug in a particular usb drive, a script runs to copy any newer files from the usb to the folder; and b) when I unmount the ...
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USB not mounting in UBUNTU 14.04

Neither my pen-drives nor my wireless mouse are getting mounted or connected. During startup it shows something about USB 3-7 not accepting address or similar. I checked in DISKS and my pen-drive ...
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How to disable an auto-detected default network scanner and use the USB scanner

I have a MFC scanner which was auto-detected through the network. When I try to use it, get invalid-argument therefore, I connected it via USB. Through USB it works however, the scanner programs ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 on flash drive [duplicate]

How to install ubuntu 14.10 on a 16gb usb flash drive. I want to install it, as if it were the hard drive, not live cd, because my hard drive is broken.
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How to get back windows loader, or boot from ubuntu

Well, I have windows 7, I installed ubuntu using usb, but I missed up, so I deleted, But I loved ubuntu and I want it back. The first time when I had to boot from usb I had a nice windows boot ...
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External USB drive not shown in lsusb

I have found many issues where the driver was found by sudo lsusb -v but not mounted. However that is NOT my problem. NOTE It DOES detect and automounts my USB memory sticks. That works with no ...
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lubuntu 14.10 live usb black screen with blinking cursor [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.10 alongside my windows xp. when I select "try lubuntu without installing" or "Install Lubuntu" i get a black screen with a blinking cursor at the upper left corner. ...
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Can I unplug USB media installation while installing?

I heard that while installing via USB (or Live CD), all files are loaded into ramdisk? And as far as I know, ramdisk is just RAM that behave as HDD. My RAM is 4GB and ubuntu installation media is ...
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wifi connection and USB data modem together

I want to connect my laptop to a camera's wifi... and transfer pics to the laptop... (no problem so far...) Then I want to use the laptop, via a USB CELL data modem, to capture a selected pic, and ...
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Creating Your Own Mount Point for USB Drive

I have an external USB drive which is always plugged in. I have modified fstab and created a folder in media so that the drive is mounted at media/drive_name. However, is automount is enabled, every ...
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Wireless interface become disabled

My internal intel wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh], and logical name: wlan0) sometimes stops working, and I have to restart Ubuntu so that it will work again. My laptop is ...
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Dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu error, can't install

I'm beginner with Linux, and I want to make Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, so I've process like on this video. But when I restart my computer (with F12) on USB storage and that I want ...
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Ubuntu on Asus X205TA

I want to install Ubuntu on my new netbook Asus X205TA. I try to create a USB stick with Unebootin but not succes for boot on. Thanks for your help
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mute/unmute usb headphone with a Mic

I have a logitech h340 (usb headphones) with no mute/unmute button. I was wondering if there was a command line method to mute and unmute / toggle the Mic on my headphone. I tried: amixer set Capture ...
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Operation System not found during USB boot

Machine : Dell XPS 15z OS : Ubuntu 14.10 I want to install wiindows 8 using USB Drive, I have Bootable USB available, and I have selected Boot Priority to USB. But I am not able to load OS for ...
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Ubuntu installer won't let me install to my USB?

I am new to these forums and I have limited experience with linux so bear with me. I am using my 16 gigabyte usb stick to install xubuntu onto itself. I had entered the installer and chose to manually ...
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Booting from USB and I have to pull out thumb drive and put it back in at startup

I have been booting from USB for awhile, and every time I reboot or start after a shutdown, the startup scripts (grub?) get stuck. It seems that the USB drive is unmounted at some point in the ...
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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related to older hardware?

Please notice the three updates at the end of the post. Original problem I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on an older Acer Travelmate 4500 using the forcepae option and adjusting upowerd.py according to ...
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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USB Audio Problem [closed]

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer? [duplicate]

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
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How do I install _“64-bit Power PC Ubuntu 14.04 ”Trusty Tahr“ Minimal CD” on my MeeGoPad Stick T01 64-bit?

The MeeGoPad Stick came with Windows 8.1 and Android that I also would like to remove and run Ubuntu only. I cant find a way to mount the mini.iso file to a bootable usb. I am using Rufus 2.1.649 and ...
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Recover Flash Drive Files

I need to recover files off my 16gb Lexar flash drive. The pcb does not appear damaged in any way so I'm hoping recovery can be done. When I plug the usb into a Windows machine, it recognizes it as ...