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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Writing to f2fs formatted USB flash drive on Ubuntu 14.04

I wish to explore the f2fs filesystem speeds on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have formatted a HP USB flash drive using gparted to f2fs. How do I perform read/write operation onto the flash drive? I can ...
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Unable to boot any Linux distro (DVD/USB)

I have a Compaq HP 6730s since 2009. I'm not using it that much but I really want to try some Linux distros on it. My laptop didn't come wih any Windows installed but FreeDOS. First I had Windows XP ...
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USB mouse on Ubuntu stops working [duplicate]

Many times my mouse USB suddenly stops working, though the trackpad works just fine. I have to click it to make it work again. I have found the following solution: sudo bash for i in ...
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Putting a Linux distribution on an external drive with Unetbootin

I don't have a USB stick or CD drive, but I'm trying to put some version of Linux on my external hard drive. My computer is running Windows 8 on a Lenovo Yoga. I used SmartDiskFAT32 to reformat the ...
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create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am Linux user and currently there is no Windows* PC s available to me . I just want to experience the Windows 8 I have a Windows 8 Image/files I have a running Ubuntu PC I have an 8 GB USB disk I ...
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USB 2.0 not working on Ubuntu, but working fine in GRUB

My Logitech G510 keyboard works in BIOS and GRUB2, but not on Ubuntu 14.04. The keyboard does not appear on lsusb. How can I get basic keyboard functionality from the keyboard on Ubuntu? UPDATE: The ...
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How to connect Nokia Lumia 730 to Ubuntu 14.10?

I can't connect my phone like a sd card, it is recognized as camera. The File manager adds two devices and both can be access only in "shotwell". mtp-detect Unable to open ~/.mtpz-data for reading, ...
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Usb Mouse not working in Ubuntu Ubuntu 14

Recently I am facing problem with my USB mouse. Sometimes it works sometimes it not works with a reboot. A result of lsusb is below : Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. ...
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USB disabled in BIOS after installing Ubuntu

I can't boot via USB after installing Ubuntu. Yes, the BIOS lists USB, but it is disabled. Yes, USB is at the top of the boot priority in the BIOS, but it is disabled. Yes, user Da1T, I'm looking ...
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Am I stupid or I just have a faulty USB drive?

Got a new and fancy USB 3.0 32gb thumb drive. Yay! It seemed to work the first couple days but now Disks gives this error Error creating file system: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" ...
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USB boot missing, USB works [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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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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Network printer makes noise every time i insert/remove a USB device

I know that I've encountered an answer to this question before, but i can't seem to figure out the right search terms to find the answer anywhere. I have an epson WF4630 at my office and an epson 845 ...
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Problem about detecting and mounting devices

The device I want to mount is Nokia 130. lsusb or lsblk cannot find it, but dmesg will, some part of the output is following: [30415.272150] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd ...
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How to get MCE remote working with Kodi on Ubuntu 14.10

This is a very new computer (Gigabyte Brix i3-5010U) which is USB3 only. The USB IRC receiver has worked in the past, in fact it was working on the computer I was using immediately before this one. ...
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Location of USB header files for Include

I'm working on porting a Windows application to Ubuntu 14.04. The application is a host-side GUI for a USB device that uses the generic HID interface. I need to Include the header files for the ...
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How to boot from an old 3.5'' internal hard drive connected via an USB adapter?

The Windows XP of my father's old PC was utterly broken (no wonder), so I removed his 160 GB internal SATA-drive from his PC, took it at home, connected it via a universal USB connector for all kinds ...
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Lubuntu and Belkin F5U103v usb to serial : can i make it work under WINE?

I have a BELKIN usb-to-serial adapter, model F5U103v. The accompanied drivers (at that time) are only for Windows XP. My question: I have Windows XP software that communicates via Belkin ...
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Can I install Ubuntu phone os onto an sd card to use on android device (bootable)?

I was wondering: can I install Ubuntu phone os onto a bootable sd card? Because I don't want to do a permanent install, just a test install. What files do I download from here: ...
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Automount of USB memory devices in VT

It seems that when in a DE inside X automount works properly. When instead I'm in a virtual terminal (even with X running in another), there is no automount working. When I plug the device nothing is ...
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Easy way for creating custom livecd

I wondered if there's simpler way to create a custom live cd than this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization For example, when you create a live usb by startup disc creator, you have ...
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Adding another Wine or “Virtual Drive” to removable USB and playing games from it

I have recently installed 14.04 Ubuntu on my Chromebook using crouton. I am not much of a Ubuntu person, nor Linux. My Chromebooks capacity is 16 GB, and I only get to use about 8-9 GB. I already ...
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When I restart Ubuntu after the install, it goes straight back to the USB GRUB.

So after I install Ubuntu, and restart as prompted, it goes to the USB loader. The live version off the USB works fine, however, if I remove the USB it states on the screen: ERROR: No boot disk has ...
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How to securely/non-interruptively remove a device after overwriting partition table with dd?

After writing to a device it's recommended and possible to "securely remove" the device by unmounting it. That implies to have a parition to unmount which implies to have a partition table managing ...
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Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive

From the title, my question probably sounds very similar to old questions but as far as I can tell it is not. I've looked through many of those questions and have not found an answer to my complete ...
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Polar Loop not worked with Wine or VM

I have a new polar loop, and I connected it on USB port. But this not work. The application downloaded, polar flow sync works very well.... but we need synchronize the peripheral (polar loop) with ...
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Change hard drive apm setting - spin down [duplicate]

My external USB hard drive is spinning down very fast (after about 1 minute). I remember I changed once the power management configuration which is inside the disk (Setting in flash ROM or something ...
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Is it really possible to properly create a bootable USB of Ubuntu from Windows?

I was trying to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu from Ubuntu when some symbolic links errors appeared, which I explained in this question. There was no valid answer what these errors are, nor are they ...
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Gaming mouse cause half minute freeze during boot

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS. My USB Corsair M65 Gaming Mouse causes PC to freeze for 30s at login screen. During this time, I cannot type and there is not mouse pointer. The same effect ...
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Can't mount USB stick

I have formatted USB stick and now I can't mount it. Command sudo fdisk -l outputs this (shortened to only show info about sdc and sdc1): Disk /dev/sdc: 8075 MB, 8075120640 bytes 64 heads, 32 ...
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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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RENESAS uPD720201/uPD720202 USB3.0 PCI-E Card Not Detected

I have the same issue as here, lspci doesn't show it. dmidecode says the PCIE x1 slot (the only PCIE x1 slot on my mother board) is available (i.e. doesn't say its in use). The card is ...
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Program connects via USB only if called with sudo

I have downloaded JLink package and unpacked it to /home/mkru/ARM/JLink_Linux_V498a_x86_64. Then I have added this path to my PATH variable. When I try to execute JLinkExe I get the following error: ...
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Another “can't mount USB” question, tried prev. answers but still doesn't work

Please forgive yet another "I can't mount a USB drive", but the output doesn't match what previous threads seem to assume. the device: USB mp3-player of the simplest type. Just a USB stick with ...
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Installing to SD Card

i have created a USB device with an ISO image using PenDrive and when I boot up from it I get the choice to either "try Linux" or else "install". I dont want to overwrite my Windows installation but ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Issues

I am trying to instal Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from a USB however I am having issues. Hardware; Dell Optiplex 160GB WD HD 6GB RAM Intel core 2 duo 64 bit I had Ubuntu 12.0.4 installed until ...
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How to connect USB touch screen with Ubuntu

I want to connect USB touch screen with ubuntu 12.04 desktop. Is there any device which can be used easily in ubuntu. The word Easaily can be that it can be used without any additional device driver ...
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Audio Crackle when Mouse Moves

Whenever I move my mouse in Ubuntu Gnome, my audio sounds distorted. I have a Fiio E10K and I am using a fresh install.
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Cannot Boot to Windows After Booting from Ubuntu USB [duplicate]

I am in dire need of assistance. I can no longer boot to my Windows OS. I installed an Ubuntu ISO onto a USB drive to perform an installation of Ubuntu onto an external HDD. The installation to the ...
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Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 How to view hidden files in the home folder via MTP?

When I connect my Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 with my Ubuntu 14.04.2 PC I can see all folders in the phone's home directory but no hidden files/folders like .local/share/.. This is annoying because many ...
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WI-Fi issue, Adapter worked in installation but not anymore

I'm brand new to Linux (without a GUI at least) and I'm trying to run a home server. Couldnt get a hold of a copy of 64 bit Windows for my server so I went with Ubuntu, thinking I could figure out ...
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Same USB Port, Same Device: Sometimes Superspeed (USB 3.0) and Sometimes high-speed (USB 2.0)

OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS updated to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Plugging USB flash drive directly into the notebook computer (USB 3.0 port; not using HUB; ALL USB 3.0 external hard drives always connect at ...
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Cannot read USB device in Ubuntu 12.04

My Flash drive cannot read (without light) to my computer.
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USB 3.0 READ Speeds enabled with “libccid” but WRITE Speeds still slow; “SuperSpeed” recognized

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (updates bring it up to 14.04.2 LTS) USB 3.0 flash drive (Corsair 64 GB Survivor Stealth and Silicon Power 64G M70); both show slowness prior to loading ...
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Slow Samba Transfer Speeds with USB 3.0 HDD (lubuntu)

I was noticing slow transfer rates on my new lubunutu system. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, but I figured it was related to the drive being NTFS. That doesn't seem to be the case, so that's why I'm ...
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How to install Ubuntu to Windows Vista with or without a usb?

I want to install the latest Ubuntu to my old Windows Vista but don't know which way to go about. I don't have a cd to do the live cd method but I do have a usb but I'm lost from there what should I ...
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Encrypt USB stick and be able to mount it everywhere

I wonder if there's any way to encrypt the data in my USB stick with a password and be able to access to it once I plug the USB on any computer with Windows/Linux. I've been trying with VeraCrypt but ...
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MSI 970 Gaming USB 3.0 drivers

I recently switched to Ubuntu, with intents to make it my main OS. So far I've managed to get everything working correctly except my USB 3 ports. No matter what I plug in (I've tried flash drives, ...
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ubuntuphone does not connect to ubuntu desktop

My BQ Ubuntuphone is not recognized by my Ubuntu-PC. Is there any special setting on either side to enable the connection?
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USB problem on ubuntu 14.04 - unmet dependencies libcheese*

did a clean install av Ubuntu 14.04.02 (64-bit) on a brand new PC, resulting in endless problems concerning keyboard, mail, USB, Openshot (Python/LADSPA) and who knows what's coming next... Anyhow, ...