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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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition when installing Ubuntu from USB

I've prepared a PC for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. These are the steps I've taken: 1) Shrunk the C: drive to create 60GB for Ubuntu. The Disk Management utility confirms that ...
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log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x

is it possible to log USB connect and disconnect in ubuntu 13.x? Also it will be excellent if it could log the connect/disconnect and email to some email address. Is there any program for that? Is ...
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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USB memory stick is “broken” after files are copied

I have installed on my computer both Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8 and lately noticed that while a large file is copied with 5-6 MB per second on Windows 8 its transferred with up to 80 MB per second on ...
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Format usb drive ( remove windows .exe virus)

I tried to format the drive using disk utility and following the steps given in the link below: Visit How to format a USB or external drive? But unfortunately this error keeps popping up every time ...
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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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A wireless USB receiver that works out of the box on Ubuntu

I have a desktop computer with no wired internet access; however, I do have access to a wireless connection. I am running Ubunt 13.10. I do not have a builtin wireless on this desktop, so I am ...
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An error occurred while mounting

Well I'm elbow deep in new territory, built my first PC and decided to load it with Ubuntu. I have no idea where I am... Here's the skinny. This is my stuff: ASRock 970 Extreme3.0 R2.0 AMD FX ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on my lenovo which has four partitions

I own a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad and in the process of installing Ubuntu through a USB I cannot install alongside windows as it already has four partitions: /dev/sda1 (Windows 7 Loader) ntfs (Size 209MB ...
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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USB devices don't get detected

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. My USB ports don't detect USB devices connected to them. When you connect and disconnect anything to/from USB ports and monitor with lsusb nothing changes. Every now and ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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Broken USB-drive not given a name with lsblk

I dd'ed my 64gb flashdrive last week, and did not realise that the iso was corrupted until the dd was done. The drive is no longer detected when plugging it and plugging it out. I tried it on a ...
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USB Flash Drive not Detected on 12.10 x64

My Mediatek usb flash drive is not get detected. The o/p of lsusb falguni@falguni-M61PME-S2P:~$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e8d:0003 MediaTek Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation ...
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Why is my Wacom Intuos tablet not detected?

I need a little help trying to install a Wacom Intuos tablet, model number CTL-480/S. My installation of Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit, doesn't seem to be able to detect the device. I've tried an few different ...
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USB internet (airtel - Huawei E392) dongle not detected after upgrade to 12.10

I upgraded the ubuntu on my laptop from 12.04 -> 12.10. In 12.04, I followed the installation procedure for linux. Whenever i connect the USB dongle, the application launches on detection and I can ...
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Will making a USB ubuntu boot disk wipe my USB stick?

I'm following this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu and I know a lot of boot-disk creation stuff will wipe my USB---it's 30GB which is more than I can comfortably ...
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Why does the startup block access to my bootable usb? [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu long term support on this PC. The pc is to be passed on to a family member who wants an installation of windows. I have attempted to boot from a bootable windows CD, a ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 From USB

I formatted my PC and installed Win7. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 with a 8gb USB stick. After I burn the iso file with "iso to usb", restarted and I get this error: BOOTMGR is missing ...
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USB headset not working on skype on Xubuntu

I've experienced some issues using Skype on Xubuntu. When trying to make/ receive calls, I've noticed that there is no audio, and I'm not entirely sure if my mic is working either. The headset is 100% ...
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move files to usb drive using right click

When I insert an USB drive, I want a right click menu (contextual menu) by which I will be able to copy / move files between harddisk and USB drive similar to the send to menu in windows. In Ubuntu ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a USB external drive for booting?

I want to boot Ubuntu on my mac air(2010) using my external 1TB drive. I converted the install to .img fine in Terminal. Now i need to make a bootable usb drive to install I tried to do the sudo ...
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Can't see any USB device in VirtualBox

In Ubuntu 11.10 , i'm unable to see any USB device in VirtualBox , although i had the ext package installed , which is downloaded from oracle's site today.
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Yet another “Computer won't boot from Ubuntu Install Media” question

I've been banging my head against a wall. I have an older machine with a Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard. For some reason it'll boot other installs from USB and CD/DVD-ROM, but not Ubuntu. (Tried ...
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Can I free permissions on a USB drive?

I need a simple way to change permissions so that anyone can read and write anywhere on the drive. If it can be done without the terminal, so much the better! Long version: 3 years ago I bought a ...
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Command to restart single USB port

my mouse is broken and it disconnects from time to time. Unplugging and plugging it again works - it reconnects and works fine until next time (disconnects every hour or so so it's tolerable). When ...
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Is there specific install instructions, or Ubuntu version for install to a flash drive?

What version of Ubuntu can I install onto a USB 3.0 flash drive so that I can boot directly from it and take no chance of affecting, in any way, my Windows XP/Windows 7 multi-boot (its boot sector or ...
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Usb headset trouble

I'm having troubles with my usb headset. felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no se encontraron tarjetas de sonido... felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ sudo aplay -l [sudo] password for ...
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How to boot Ubuntu Linux from a USB drive?

I created a flash drive with 12.04 Ubuntu on it, because I want to try it and explore it. I can't get my computer to boot from the drive. I used the suggested pendrive program to format the drive. I ...
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Lexicon Alpha not detected by Ubuntu

I just got a Lexicon Alpha usb audio interface, but it's not showing up as a usb device or as a sound card.
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live usb corrupted

need your help. i was using the LTS version via usb drive on, 5 days earlier i downloaded the latest 13.10 version and decided to install on the laptop. i've win xp installed on my system. so i tried ...
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How to share Keyboard and Mouse Via Bluetooth? (Like in windows Control)

The GoalAfter pairing A Host Windows machine to a... 1. -Another windows machine 2. -Android machine: Phone/tablet/etc... I can use my Hosts Keyboard and mouse to control it. I cannot do this in ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come ...
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Unable to use a live usb.

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would also like to run Linux, but I do not want to remove Windows, as many of the programs I use for school are only ...
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ps3 bluetooth remote connected as linux input device has only one event type on 13.10

I'm trying to setup my Harmony Smart Control as a PS3 Bluetooth Remote Control (it pretends to be this remote) under Ubuntu 13.10 (latest kernel and updates installed). My bluetooth dongle wouldn't ...
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(two part) Do i need a bootable usb to install ubuntu 13.10 on a os-less computer? and if i do, how do i create one on my mac?

i'm fairly sure i need a bootable usb for my new self built computer, but i'm not 100 certain, so i'm asking. and as for how to make a bootable usb, i have a usb in FAT 32 format, and i got stuck on ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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Ubuntu Wont Uninstall On My Windows 8.1 Pro With Uefi! Usb Stick|

I can't Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 to my notebook PC. I've tried everything from USB Drives to CD/DVD. I Also Have UEFI and here are my system info: Windows Edition: Windows 8.1 Pro Manufacturer: ...
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How to format a USB or external drive?

Using Ubuntu 11.10, how do I format an external or USB drive? I don't find an option to 'format' when I right click. In the new version, the drives don't come up on the desktop but instead come on ...
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Trouble finding ubuntu compatable usb wifi adapters [closed]

I've read the forums, I looked at that page that everyone posts on. I don't mean to sound like a douche but can you guys just seriously help a noob out and recommend a USB wifi device that works in ...
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Running a Script on connecting USB device

Please don't mark this as duplicate as this is a different question! I am trying to run a script whenever a pendrive is connected to my system. I followed this and this question And it is working but ...
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How to read ubuntu installed on the hard drive from the USB device (no recover GRUB) [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my hard drive working without any problems, but after installing a program called "Acronis True Image" and using its "try and decide" function, I lost GRUB. How do I ...
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File readeable on computer, but not on USB [duplicate]

I just have A REALLY BIG PROBLEM. I've made a pdf file, and on my pc is readeable, and on others pc (I've send link to download to others) but, when i put it on my USB flashdrive it's not readeable ...
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When extracting an ISO, it warns of low disk space, but I have 15 gigs at least. No idea what to do

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried bleachbit, tweak, and all sorts of things. I removed old kernels, orphan files, cleared cache, just almost everything you can think of. I deleted programs, and games I ...
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How to move Ubuntu grub from usb to hdd boot

My question is virtually the same as another asked here (How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD), but a little ambiguity leaves me wondering if the answer applies to me. I installed Ubuntu to ...
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Conexant Modem running under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've bought a USB 56k Dailup-Modem for using HylaFax later on. The Modem gets recognized by the system via lsusb as follows: Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0572:1329 Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc. But ...
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FAX / Ubuntu interface

Is there a way to have access from Ubuntu 12.04 (LibreOffice Writer OR other) to an Epson Stylus NX305 FAX? The FAX machine has a PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) port and a USB (Universal ...
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libv4l2 error when using webcam with USB 3.0

I'm experiencing a problem when trying to use a webcam with my USB 3.0 ports. I have no problem using the USB 2.0 ports. I get the following error in guvcview or cheese: libv4l2: error turning on ...
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How to create a Windows installation USB in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have the need to create a Live USB to install Windows but from Ubuntu, I've tried to emulate the tools that make the same function from windows but I just do not work. I would be very helpful to ...