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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USB bootable computer doesn't recognize the content of the key

I'm a noob and this is my deflowering with Ubuntu. (stop laughing at me) I have a old computer with just XP on it. Cd-ROM devices installed but out of order and seems to be able to boot on USB ( it ...
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Unable to connect to the MTS Mblaze usb

PCEH25EN:~$ sudo apt-get install wvdial E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is ...
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External Hard Drive Drop/Fall

I actually am having a problem for which I would really appreciate some advice. Yesterday night my external 500GB (USB) hard drive (a big one, with case) fell. It was on my PC and fell down on the ...
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Ubuntu won't suspend, shutdown, etc

I've read everything I can find and can't seem to fix this. I removed novatel_3g_suspend for etc/pm/sleep.d (this fixed it initially but only once and issue persisted afterwards), removed toshset, and ...
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Unable to boot from a USB drive on Samsung Series 9 notebook

Related Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A (ssd hard-drive) I'm trying to get rid of Windows but I can't boot from USB because the USB slots on the right (USB 3.0) on ...
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Error when mounting USB hard drive

Error mounting /dev/sdd1 at /media/nevos/Elements: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdd1" "/media/nevos/Elements"' exited ...
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How TO create a BOOTABLE USB stick on Windows 8 [duplicate]

i need to boot ubuntu from my usb drive.i did not face problems when creating with pendrive linux but nothing is displayed on the boot screen?
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SYSLINUX 4.06 error on boot

I'm a college student majoring in computer science and I thought it was finally time to switch to a "computer scientists" operation system. I decided to try ubuntu first because it seems like the ...
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Grub installed in pendrive, how to boot from HDD? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu into a pendrive and now I can't boot into windows without the pen plugged in. It seems that this question (I need my pendrive to boot into Ubuntu, how to correct this and boot ...
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I need my pendrive to boot into Ubuntu, how to correct this and boot from the HDD?

I installed Ubuntu through USB. Instillation was successful. But when I restarted my laptop it didn't boot. So planed install it again when started selected install from USB. it booted my previous ...
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USB drive are not mounted automatically

My USB Drive is not mounted automatically but it has detected through lsusb. I also used dconf-Editor but it is not working. Every time I have to mount manually through Disk Utility.
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Unable to boot from USB drive [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.10 from a USB Drive. I was expecting a regulation procedure: BIOS>BOOT-order-tweak>boot-from-USB. But it didn't work. I recently upgraded from a 7 year old laptop, and am ...
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Making a 12.10 bootable USB drive - usb-creator-gtk fails with a seg fault

I'm trying to make a bootable installation USB drive. I've tried usb-creator-gtk, and it starts working only to fail with a segmentation fault, leaving a non-bootable drive. I've tried "unetbootin", ...
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Please help me install this USB wifi adapter

I'm fairly computer savvy, but still super new to Linux so bear with me. If somebody could please walk me through the commands step-by-step, I would be very grateful The adapter info: ...
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How to manage USB powering for sleep mode?

How to disable USB powering for sleep mode while on AC? Settings for each controller or each device would be nice, but I'm glad to see even a global setting. If on AC, after my Ubuntu turns asleep it ...
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Ubuntu on external USB Hard Drive

I just wanted to ask, before I do it. I copied my entire system with an exception of few not needed folders to an external USB HDD. If I install Ubuntu (same version) on it, will it work as it is now? ...
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Install Ubuntu from usb key

After reading many identical questions, answers and documents, I still had a hard time to get this one wor. I don't have a ubuntu os machine, but a laptop running on CentOS 6, it does not have DVD / ...
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What does “low-speed USB device” mean?

I've got Plymouth disabled so I see anything that happens at bootup. I noticed the following: - When plugging my USB mouse, it says something like "New full-speed USB device connected" - When plugging ...
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burn ubuntu to usb flash drive for install to computer [duplicate]

Do i have to use a disc to load ubuntu on to my pc. Can't i partition it and install a copy? Or copy/burn to a usb drive. Sorry new to this.
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Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows?

I've had this problem for a long time and can't find a solution. I switch between the 3 OSes all the time and use a 1TB USB Drive to do so. I can't seem to find a format that is compatible across ...
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Usbmon module missing?

I am trying to monitor the USB traffic in Ubuntu 10.0.4. According to many websites, the usbmon is already included in the kernel, but typing modprobe usbmon. It will return "Can't find module". Do I ...
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How do I change the bad action I selected as default on USB stick insertion?

I inserted my smartphone in my laptop with a usb cable, and I wrongly checked the "Set this action as default" (or "Remember this action", I don't remember the exact sentence) after I selected a bad ...
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Can't seem to boot Ubuntu from USB on VAIO laptop

Over the past two days I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my VAIO laptop. I have installed it on an older laptop and desktop before, and I would like to install it on this one, but I can't even get ...
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Lenovo USB Monitor - LT1423p

Morning all, I have recently aquired a USB Lenovo monitor, LT1423p but it is not working in Ubuntu 13.10. I have read through the forums and googled like a madman and can find alot of information ...
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Trying ubuntu using a bootable USB and creating an account

I want to create a bootable USB and have downloaded the ISO file and will create this on a 16GB San Disk USB drive. I have read that you can create an account once you have inserted the USB and ...
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TPLINK WN8200ND usb wifi not working

i have an ubuntu version in a desktop pc, and i have an usb wifi adaptador brand TP-LINK WN8200ND with a chipset brand REALTEK rtl8192cu, and i can't make it work. I've tried everything, ndiswrapper, ...
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Two PS3 controllers connected via USB identified as one

I'm currently trying to get 2 PS3 controllers (that are connected via USB) to work on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. For most games this works out-of-the-box but some games such as Shutter identify the two ...
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Anything Mouse Like Isn't Seen by Ubuntu 13.10

I have a upgraded 13.10 from 13.04 and today this issue of anything that is mouse-like is not seen by Ubuntu. The only input device that works is my Wacom Tablet and it's pen. I already checked for ...
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USB partition problem

So i had a USB drive that i used to install Ubuntu here and there. It started having problems a little while ago. Now its like this: USB partitions When i try to erase a partition i get this Error. ...
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How to connect USB monitor? [duplicate]

I have a Mimo monitor and it runs USB. I tried and failed and I don't know what to do......All i get from the USB screen is just a green screen. Anyone could help me?
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12.04 not recognizing data on USB

I recently got the Sims 3, and copied the ISO to my computer which runs windows 7. I then moved the ISO to my laptop, which runs Ubuntu 12.04, and it would mount the ISO, but it would appear to be ...
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How do I connect a Nexus 7 to transfer files? [duplicate]

I want to move some files from my PC to Nexus 7. The tablet is connected to my PC's USB port and it is successfully charging. Unfortunately, the PC is not detecting the devices - what I expected is to ...
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USB Drive not Auto Mounting After Ejecting

Yesterday I plugged my USB drive into my ubuntu 13.10 laptop, it auto mounted and I clicked into a few directories and opened a couple of files, everything looked good. Then I ejected it. Today I ...
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Not able to open usb drives in Thunar, Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 using fluxbox

As the title states, I am unable to open usb drives from within Thunar. When I click the drive icon I get the following message: Failed to mount volume, permission denied I installed Ubuntu with the ...
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How can I find out what the settings in /sys/bus/usb/devices/<id>/power mean?

I am trying to hammer out an issue with one of my USB hard drives constantly falling asleep and waking back up. I made my way into /sys/bus/usb/devices/3-4/power .. inside are a number of settings: ...
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Must I format my USB disk even if it is already FAT32?

I am learning django (a high-level Python Web framework). and I am interested in ubuntu. My OS is WIN8 and I decide to create a bootable USB stick with the tool Pen Drive Linux's USB. I already have ...
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Can I make an already partitioned USB flash drive bootalble, without reformatting?

Can I make an already partitioned USB flash drive bootalble, without reformatting? 1st partition: 262MB FAT32 which I do not want to touch if I don't have to 2nd partition: 3.7GB which I plan to ...
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Using a DisplayLink USB video adapter on Ubuntu 12.10

The line of USB video adapters made by DisplayLink has a somewhat sordid history under Linux. In past Ubuntu releases, the process of getting them to work has been somewhat difficult, inspiring a ...
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Booting from usb always in nomodeset?

I am booting ubuntu 12.04 from a usb made with linux live usb creator. It is fine as long as I select the nomodeset option at the purple ubuntu screen. The question is: How can I set this mode to ...
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Why does deleting a file on a USB stick not free up space?

I have an HP pen-drive that has 16GB space. If I add a file to it, and then I delete that file, the free space of that deleted file doesn't get applied. The only way I've found to see that space as ...
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Basic multiboot USB guide

There are some Question here on askubuntu about this. but they mostly use GUI, and or cli. What am looking for is, a basic guide on how to install grub or other on my 16GB USB, and a simple guide on ...
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boot ubuntu 12.04 LTS from flashdrive [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a flashdrive to try Linux out and installed the file and used the universal USB installer to install that file onto my flashdrive. After changing the boot ...
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Wifi Adapter not working on Thinkpad T42 with 12.04.3

I have a weird issue that I hope someone can help with. I have just installed Ubuntu onto an old Thinkpad T42. The only disk that I had available was 11.10 and during the install I selected the wifi ...
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how to use modeswitch

I a 3g data card, on my window system I can access its memory but I cant access the memory of the device so my question is How I can access memory of my data card on Ubuntu 12,04 ? why my device is ...
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Download 12.04 onto bootable usb

I follow the instructions, "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I have downloaded pendrivelinux.com. I select the distribution I wish to put on to my USB, which is ubuntu. Step two, ...
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syslinux 4.02 installation error [duplicate]

I'm very new to the whole Ubuntu thing. A little back story, my acer aspire s3 951's OS deleted itself. I don't know why, but it happened as soon as the warranty expired. So I was having a hell of a ...
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FULL install Ubuntu on 4GB USB drive

Is there a way to full install Ubuntu 11.04 in a 4gb USB drive? It says that I need at least a 4.6 GB drive. I want the full install, not the live persistent installation. I think that it don't need ...
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how to make bootable usb file of win7.nrg in ubuntu?

i have image of windows 7 ultimate in my laptop and i burned it into dvd but now it's currupted and i can't use the media. and i want to learn how to make usb bootable disk of win7.nrg into my pen ...
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Installed from USB. It says “complete”, but after reboot still tries to install

So I am 100% new to Ubuntu and have little knowledge of what I am doing but here it goes. So I burn the latest Ubuntu onto a USB then check it and everything seems fine so I go and boot off of that ...
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PNY 32GB Flash drive not working after transferring files?

I just bought a brand new 32GB flash drive (PNY) and I formatted a FAT file system as I wanted to use on both my Ubuntu and Windows machines. It was working properly after transferring data from a ...