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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Mounting WD external hard drive mybook

UPDATE: When I put in dmesg after plugging the external hd in, the output is the following (last lines): [15233.307914] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp) ...
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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related older hardware?

Please notice the two 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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USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting / mount in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows)

My USB pen (Kingston 16GB) is not detecting in the system (Ubuntu 12.10 or Windows). I tried followings but no any luck. Could any one give an idea to try... I want it with / without current data on ...
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mceusb remote doesn't work with USB3 on 12.04

I have a mceusb IR remote on 12.04: Bus 003 Device 004: ID 1784:0008 TopSeed Technology Corp. eHome Infrared Transceiver which works fine on a USB2 port but doesn't on USB3. Motherboard: ASUS ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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How to boot USB from GNU GRUB 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1?

I am using HP 1000-notebook pc corei-3 series. I had installed Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-amd64, accidentally using the lvm option. After finding my 500 Gb hard drive stuck in lvm I started to find ...
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formatting flash drive into a bootable drive

ive downloaded the disk image of ubuntu 14.1 and am now attempting to format my flash drive to be able to transfer the disk image and be able to run it. the problem i have run into is turning the usb ...
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Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying files from CD to USB?

My machine has 18GB of main memory. When copying files from a mounted CD to a mounted USB drive there is a lot of HDD activity. Why does Ubuntu write to disk when copying from CD to USB? I assume ...
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Sharing mobile broadband connection through datacable on android device

Okay so I baught a new android device with kitkat and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an LTE device connected as a mobile broadband. I do have a 3g connection on my cell though but when I was browsing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see kindle fire as as mtp device

When I connect my kindle fire to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop with a micro usb cable, nothing happens. When I check my syslog I get this. tail -f /var/log/syslog Sep 5 16:26:22 ubuntu kernel: ...
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xhci_hcd fails to enumerate usb device (4255:0001)

I'm using a linux laptop to write code for embedded device. The device enumerates fine on macbook but never on ubuntu laptop. dmesg shows valiant attempts but they fail. Laptop doesn't seem to have ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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How to run a TL-WDN3200 N600 wireless USB stick on 14.04

I'm running a PC with recently installed 14.04 replacing Windows. I Need to run a TL-WDN3200 N600 wireless USB stick for urgent wi-fi access, but it seems to be only configured for Windows, how can I ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion Sleekbook in order to be able to multiboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, but my usb drive does not boot correctly. I have tried using Pendrive Linux and ...
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Problem with an bootable usb

I have ubuntu windows and i want to install new one,kali linux for example. i tryed unetbootin program and it completes fine,after going to a boot menu and booting from usb,it gave me third time some ...
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Lenovo G510 Bluetooth and Usb doesn't work properly

I installed Ubuntu 14.0.1 on My laptop Lenovo G510. Processor 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz Memory 8091MB (797MB used) Operating System Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Kernel Linux ...
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How to create a very limited user on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to make a safe workstation PC for sensitive data using Ubuntu 14.04. No user should have the right to: print, connect a USB flash drive to transfer files, send files via email or install ...
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Can I install Ubuntu onto a USB flash drive using the SAME flash drive?

When you make a USB bootable with Ubuntu, it usually offers to either "Try Ubuntu" or "Install" into the hard drive. "Try Ubuntu" doesn't really save changes or treat the USB like a hard drive of its ...
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USB flash drive seemingly fubar

I have encountered a problem, that I have never before encountered. I have a Nashua 8GB USB flash drive that I have formatted for different purposes many times. Recently I wanted to format it to NTFS ...
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Getting weird errors after suspend

So, I was running Ubuntu from an external USB drive, and I accidentally hit "suspend". When it suspends, it cuts power to the USB ports. Now, whenever I start up or try to do anything I get "Ubuntu ...
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Is there a Gigabit NIC with USB 3.0 adapter which isn't based on ASIX AX88179?

This might seem like a ridiculous question, but I spend now > 2 hours researching google, amazon.com and yahoo in order to find a Gigabit NIC which can be connected via USB 3.0 to a Linux OS (kernel ...
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How to find the path of a freshly mounted USB Drive dynamically?

I want a side script or a settings change that fires a second or primary script that does the actual work. I do not need to do it just for my computer. So it should work on any Linux computer. I need ...
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Problem mounting USB stick

I am having a problem mounting my USB-stick device. I tried some of the most common solutions online but without success. The data on the drive are very important and I need to keep them. I think the ...
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Ubantu not booting from USB

I have windows 8.1 installed in my laptop. I have burnt ubantu 14.04.1 in to USB. but when I restart my laptop & go to boot menu ubantu can not boot from USB. I have done separate partition of 20 ...
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difficulty booting ubuntu from usb

Hi I am trying to run ubuntu alongside win8.1 but i am having difficulty getting ubuntu to boot from my USB, I have had no problems with installing ubuntu on my other computers via USB but whenever I ...
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Could there arise any problem after writing 64bit-Iso to USB using 32-bit pc?

I have problems with my PC Ubuntu 14.04.1, 64 bit and want to chroot into it. I have a 32 bit installation on USB stick, which is ok for fsck on 64 bit, but not for chroot. So I need a 64 bit ISO ...
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Live USB isn't live, I can only try or install

I've tried about 4 times now to create live (by live I mean I can boot ubuntu from it (I think, I'm a newbie to this)) ubuntu usb, to no avail. I want a live usb because my grub isn't showing up since ...
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USB not working

My USB ports are not working since yesterday. The power is supplied (my phone is charging) but the device is not mounted in system. Also wireless mouse and keyboard are not working, so as pendrive. ...
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Download problem-I don't have disc drive. I press 12 but it doesn't use the USB stick

I downloaded the package from ubuntu. When I open the file from the download page, it asks to burn into a disc drive. My computer doesn't have a disc drive. I have an 8GB USB stick attached to the ...
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usbview error on startup

I was trying to use the usbview program when I got this message error message after trying to start the program: Verify that you have USB compiled into your kernel, have the USB core modules loaded, ...
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USB device fails to enumerate using xHCI

I'm trying to connect a ARM development board (precisely a Nucleo Board F401RE) through a USB port but, mostly, it fails to enumerate and I get these messages using dmesg [ 4788.675352] hub 3-0:1.0: ...
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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Leoxsys USB WiFi device not deteting in ubuntu

I have bought a Leoxsys WiFi USB device to use WiFi in my PC. Its working absolutely fine in Windows7 as its provided with windows7 Drivers. Installing and using drivers in windows 7 is easy and Its ...
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GParted can't create partition/partition table:

I am doing this with USB 2.0 Flash Drive 8GB. Here is what i am doing: Open GParted: Then i am trying to create new partition and i've god this message: After that i am going to Device/Create ...
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Missing Operating System - Windows7 - Boot from USB

I am using an HP TouchSmart 600 that came from factory with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from usb and everything went perfect. Now i ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on Gateway GT5404

I have a Gatway GT5404 (desktop) with 2GB's of ram and a newer HDD, and a refresh of windows 7 ultimate. Ive tried installing Ubuntu via USB by extracting the iso files into the USB, Extracting the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize Android devices anymore

Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize any of my Android devices anymore. (Tried with the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus) I thought this was an MTP or ADB-problem, but connecting / disconnecting the devices ...
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How to install Micromax 355G USB wireless modem in Ubuntu 14.04

How do I install a Micromax MMX 355G Data Card USB modem? I tried lsusb and sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf, but neither of these commands detected my USB modem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm newbie ...
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Vendor Id and Product ID for Micromax 355G USB modem

I recently switched from windows to ubuntu and I'm newbie to this new platform. I want to configure my Micromax 355G usb modem in ubuntu 14.04 and for configure I check out lot of question on this ...
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usb mouse not working after resume from hibernation

I am on Xubuntu 14.04, 64bit, HP 635 notebook. I enabled hibernation. It works fine, except that upon resume my usb optical mouse does not work anymore. The red light on the bottom is shining though, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 32/64 bits no usb mouse keyboard no network waiting for network configuration

i am used ubuntu and now i am reinstalled 14.04 64 and no mouse or keyboard or network i am use rescue console from install cd to gather this hw info my network card is qualcomm atheros AR8161 ...
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Palm Treo 700p : not an MTP device

Palm Treo 700p : not an MTP device (syslog error) : Jpilot HotSync Timeout The phone is ancient by today's standards, but it does what I need and I like it. Two or three ubuntu os upgrades ago ...
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Copy files to usb problem

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 and when i copy files to a USB stick ( format Fat32) the files do get copied onto the USB ok and can be accessed while its plugged into my Ubuntu laptop. but its when I try to ...
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USB Enumeration Stress Test

I'm creating a USB device that runs my own custom stack, and I need to make sure that it works with any host or hub. USB-IF has their own official testing program, but it only runs on Windows and has ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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Can't mount Cowon i10

Does anyone know how to make Ubuntu (14.04) read a Cowon i10 mp3 player? After a search, I found a similar question, and the answer was to change the settings in the mp3 player to USB "MTP" I did ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck [closed]

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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Installing programs using Live CD [on hold]

I don't have admin rights on my computer, so I can't install any programs. I was wondering if I use the Ubuntu Live Cd, can I use that to install programs on a flash drive, then reboot into Windows ...
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USB FTDI devices work only sometimes on 14.04.1

I hope that you could help me with a really frustrating problem. I use Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS and I have three Argolis Smargo Smartreaders V2 which I use with a program called OSCam. When I boot ...