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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ALTERNATIVE TO Installing ubuntu from USB in iMac5,1 with buggy EIF that does not allow to boot from non HFS+ drives? [duplicate]

*strong text*To put you into perspective: I'm no newby AND I'm close to nuclear meltdown. I have tried to create a bootable USB stick using a 4GB stick and using the method with dd and the IMG file. ...
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INCONSISTENT usb write/copy speeds; cache problem?

Foremost, slow USB write/copy speeds seem to be a hackneyed topic. But this issue is one I've not seen presented elsewhere. Thanks for showing this novice your support. I'm copying the same .iso ...
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Did I install from USB correctly? (Blank screen when USB drive removed)

I created a USB of 12.04 LTS using the procedure at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows (starting from a Windows XP system). After trying the system a few times, (no ...
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Boot Ubuntu 13 from USB flash drive without software [duplicate]

Can I boot Ubuntu 13 64-bit with the ISO installed on a USB flash drive (16GB)? If so, how? Thanks so much for your help!
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Can't get Ubuntu to load from USB stick

I'm massively new at this stuff, so please forgive me. But I've just built a new PC. I've downloaded a USB boot installer for Ubuntu 12.04. When I power on the PC with the stick in, it all seems to ...
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Trying to install ubuntu from USB

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook. I have ubuntu 11.10, and my cd reader doesn't work, so I wanted to do it from my kingstong datatraveler 100. I have an intel i5 in my computer. ...
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Run Full Ubuntu Installation from UEFI Bootable USB stick [duplicate]

Similar to a previous questioner who did not appear to get an appropriate answer (being referred to a page that did not relate to his specific need) I wish to run a full 64bit version of Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Mobile broadband USB stick not working suddenly

My Huawei mobile broadband dongle was working on both my computers until a week or so ago. Now, it only works on my laptop. My laptop is running Ubuntu 13.04, my desktop is running 13.10 (the dongle ...
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Fresh ubuntu install leaves connected network not working and only 2 usable usb ports [closed]

When I first did the fresh Ubuntu install I noticed that only two of my USB ports on the back of my rig that line up with the Ethernet port work, but no other USB port throughout the computer works ...
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Booting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer from USB stick

I receive the following rather cryptic error message when following the instructions on how to create a bootable USB stick on Windows on ubuntu.com using Windows 8: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 ...
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Ubuntu USB device not mount

I using ubuntu in virtualbox, and when connect to usb device, I can see them using lsusb, however it is not mount in anywhere, and fdisk -l also didn't show any external device. What did I do wrong ...
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USB Bootable Ubuntu

I am a newbie at this so please go easy. I just bought a brand new Sandisk 32GB USB Cruzer Blade. It is genuinely 32GB. I then followed the instructions on ubuntu.com for making it a bootable USB. ...
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how to make bootable USB for ubuntu in Windows 7?

I downloaded the Universal USB Installer 1.9.5.2 from this website http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows but when I am running it ,the Create icon is not working and I ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto a 2GB flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a development board with Intel Atom processor, ICH8M chipset, 1GB RAM, 2GB flash memory. So basically it's a Netbook configuration already, but without hard drive. Is possible to install ...
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Help with my poblems creating usb from windows.

I have a computer with windows 7. I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.4 onto my usb stick, so I can boot from it and use Ubuntu. I have so far downloaded the desktop version download on the website ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on MSI GT60

So I recently bought a MSI GT60 laptop with W8 preinstalled and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu. I've been trying to make a live USB for 13.04 and I have not yet been able to boot into live or ...
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SD card reader not working in multi card reader

I've got a multicard reader in my machine. It lists itself as Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader) It mounts CF cards just fine, ...
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ARCAM rPAC USB sound card not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just bought an ARCAM rPAC external USB sound device, and after a lot of hours spent, I just can't get it to work on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit setup. It uses a TI PCM5102 DAC chipset with Asynchronous ...
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Disconnecting android phone

I have a weird problem. I can connect my android phone to my laptop, it keeps connecting/disconnecting (about twice per second). I tried on another laptop with Ubuntu installed, and it worked fine. ...
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USB 3.0 Asix AX88179 not working on Ubuntu 13.10

I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and I had the AX88179 driver installed from the PPA. When I upgraded the USB 3.0 to Ethernet converter stopped working although it should be included in the kernel ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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Cannot boot from USB compaq mini 110 [closed]

I have a Compaq mini 110 netbook with a broken HDD. I replaced the HDD and want to install ubuntu. The netbook does not have an optical drive so i have made a bootable USB. The problem is that when i ...
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3G modem detected as mass media

I have a 3G modem with vendor code 1c9e and product is 6061 Omega 3.75 G. Since KUbuntu LTS 12.04 it has been detected as mass media. Updating to 12.04.3 did not solve the issue.
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How to trigger a script when an external USB disk is mounted?

I need to automatically copy images off a camera when it is inserted into the USB port. I've written a script to do the copying, and I've found that, by creating a file ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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boot from USB drive on windows 7

I have a USB drive that I downloaded Linux onto but when I try to boot it onto my Windows 7 computer it doesn't show up in the boot menu. I have used LinuxLive USB creator to configure the flash ...
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How to tell if your USB ports support USB 3.0? [duplicate]

I'm a Ubuntu 10.04 user. What's the fastest way to tell if the two USB ports on my computer support USB 3.0? I'm not sure if they're 2.0 or 3.0, and I need to know. Thanks!
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How to open encrypred USB flash drive in wine?

I have an encrypted Integral USB stick with LOCKV231.EXE I was hoping that I may be able to use it in Kubuntu (12.4) through Wine, but when I right-click LOCKV231.EXE and select: 'Open with wine ...
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USB keyboard still doesn't work in Server installer

I've had a problem with the Ubuntu Server installer for a number of versions now. USB keyboards just don't work in it with USB Legacy enabled. I suspect it works with Legacy disabled, but I can't get ...
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Can not use Vodafone Connect Pen K3806-z (12.04)

I have a Vodafone Connect Pen K3806-z and I'm trying to use with Ubuntu 12.04. I already Google about this and try many solution but without success. When I connect the USB Pen, the device is ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from hard disk, only from USB [closed]

I followed the instructions on: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) But now I can only boot from the USB drive and it asks me if I want to reinstall Ubuntu ...
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I can't boot from USB: Error setting up gfxboot

I have a Toshiba NB305 netbook, so if I want to install Ubuntu I have to do it by an USB. I download the ISO from the official webside and burnt it to the USB and when I try to install the system I ...
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USB-to-Serial device, why no /dev entry?

I initially asked this question on SU but it is so specific to Ubuntu that I move it here. I installed an 433Mhz transceiver on my Ubuntu system (3.8.0-35). It is an USB-to-Serial kind of device and ...
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Is it possible to power up ports on a USB hub from Ubuntu?

I have a D-Link DUB-H7 powered USB 2.0 hub connected to my computer. Occasionally when I reboot the system, I've noticed that some of the ports on the hub get powered down: the green light next to ...
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USB 3.0 works sometimes, USB 2.0 works always [closed]

I've done some researching over the internet and this seems to be... I don't know... a hardware problem? I can't tell exactly. One thing I know for sure is that it happens to a lot people in Windows ...
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MTP connection in Ubuntu 13.10 without no USB 3.0 [closed]

In this post I read that Ubuntu 13.10 does recognize my phone, but only if it has a USB 3.0 port. Is that correct? My computer has only 3 USB ports and all are 2.0. It is a Dell Vostro 3500. When I ...
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WiFi issues with Ubuntu 13.10

I just bought a Asus N66 USB WiFi adaptor, I've got it installed with drivers that came with the CD. But as soon as I start any programs that requires internet access Ubuntu freezes. Anyone that can ...
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Unable to use Tenda USB Antenna

So, guys. I just bought recently an antenna from Tenda. When I plug it in, the Ubuntu seems to conflict between two drivers. Here are two driver that Ubuntu listed: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG ...
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Issue with r8711 wi-fi usb after wake up from sleep

I have issue with restore from sleep mode on ubuntu 13.04 Linux 3.8.0-28-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP [25944.029996] video LNXVIDEO:00: Restoring backlight state [25944.304744] IPv6: ...
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Problem loading Windows over Ubuntu - not reading boot usb on reboot

I'm new to Ubuntu, I had been wanting to try it for a while. My hard drive on my HP Envy m6 crashed, so I had to get a new one outside of warranty. I didn't want to pay for windows discs, so I decided ...
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Blinking Cursor when trying to run live Ubuntu 13.10 on USB

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on this laptop forever. I have my USB drive all setup and ready to go, but when I try booting from my flash drive it just shows a blank screen with a blinking ...
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Which Drive to Select? [duplicate]

I'm using 13.10 but recently installed Windows 7 via USB. Linux changed things around, so to install Windows 7 which do I choose? Here's a picture.
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Ubuntu 12.10 not recognizing android phone

I have a Samsung transform ultra smartphone and I am running Ubuntu 12.10. when I plug my phone in and set it to mass storage mode nothing happens on the Linux end. I was under the impression that it ...
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
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USB stick format via Nautilus

Okay, so I was fooling around on Ubuntu 13.10, then noticed that when I right-click my USB stick in Nautilus, I have a "Format" option. When I click "Format", a new window opens and asks for what to ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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How to prevent Unity from auto-mounting and locking my camera so gphoto2 can work?

Whenever I plug in my Canon camera via USB, it gets locked, so when I run gphoto2, I get: Error (-60: 'Could not lock the device') Weeks ago, when I first connected the camera, a dialog asked me, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't mount iPod

I cannot access my iPod files even though the iPod is found by Ubuntu. Output of lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:129e Apple, Inc. iPod Touch 4.Gen Output of dmesg [ 118.991968] usb 2-1.2: ...
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External USB hard drives - what speeds should be expected?

Given the number of questions ive seen about slow usb transfer speeds I have to wonder what speeds should one be expecting for a 'typical' usb2 and usb3 hard drives? A side question would be what ...
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“Missing Operating System” when booting from USB flash drive

Arrghh...So frustrated with this problem. Today I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, being completely new to Linux. My plan is to run it on a partitioned drive with Windows 7 on a separate SSD. ...