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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WD Elements 1042 External Will not work

I'm trying to get all my data at this point. Any help? Once and a while it will mount but cant get data off quickly. Error Message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ubuntu/Elements: Command-line ...
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HFS ownership on USB EHDD

I no longer have a iMac, I am using ubuntu 12.04, my EHD has two partitions on it. The first is 1.8 TB, the second is about 200GB. The larger partition is HFS format, the smaller is FAT. I am trying ...
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What's wrong with my HDD? It takes 5 minutes to mount!

Every time I need to mount my hard disk, I need to do this: I type sudo fdisk -l into terminal I wait 5 minutes till it completes "its scan"; I mean till it shows up my HDD I input the mount command ...
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USB drive not responding

So I am unable delete a few video files on my thumb drive even though my permissions are set to read and write and create and delete. I tried reformatting (mounting) the thumb drive in disk utility ...
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Cannot install from USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on a server that has only USB boot capability (no cdrom, no pxe). I have tried to use 3 different tools but all have failed. The tools I have tried are ...
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Ubuntu does not load the remote control to start

I just purchased a Philips remote control rc-197 with its USB receiver, lsusb recognizes it as: Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0471:060c Philips (or NXP) Consumer Infrared Transceiver (HP) Lirc install the ...
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Guymager Device disconnected, acquisition paused

An external SD card is connected to Precise Penguin via USB. The device mounts and is recognized by guymager. Image cloning commences for a few seconds with data transferred but then the process halts ...
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Followed Directions to use Pendrivelinux but it does not support windows8 for usb creation [duplicate]

I am running Windows8.1 on Asus Zenbook. Wanted to test run Ubuntu 12.04LTS, but am complete nubie to Linux so want to run from usb. I formatted the usb in windows. Do I need to format it for ...
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Would a USB NIC work with Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS?

I'd like to state first off that I'm new to Linux and am still learning the ropes. I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS on a Dell PowerEdge 1800. I also installed the Xfce 4 Desktop ...
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windows 7 is not installing with USB drive

Cannot install windows 7 from USB drive. Since i don't have a DVD/CD-ROM I am habituated to install OS and sofware from USB but after installing UBUNTU 12.04 I wanted to make my system dual boot so I ...
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USB Mouse Stops Working After Resume - Ubuntu 13. Macbook Pro 8,2

If the laptop boots up for the first time my Xenta wireless mouse works great. After sleep / resume, it will continue to work for maybe a few minutes before stopping completely. lsusb Bus 001 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB stick on Macbok Air

yesterday I tried to download Ubuntu with these steps on a Macbook Air (6,2). I got to the GRUB loader and selected to Install Ubuntu. I assumed that this would work, so I (impulsively) removed the OS ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

So I download Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit version. I used Universal USB installer to create a Bootable USB Device. After Restarting It's shows these options *Run from USB *Install on HardDisk and Many more. ...
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Need compatible USB WiFi adapter for Ubuntu 13.10

The computer. Intel i5-4440 processor, Intel DB85FL motherboard on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. Please suggest me a WiFi USB adapter to work out of the box.
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usb 2-1.4: can't set config #1, error -110

I am trying to connect my android galaxy S2 device using MTP. I have tried all the methods in http://askubuntu.com/a/247046/112042, but I can not access my device file system using MTP. Here is the ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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I can't get my NetGear WNDA4100 to recognize in 13.10

I read the thread on compiling a driver for the NetGear WNDA4100 and, frankly, it's a bit over my head. Looking for a bit simpler instruction on how to get my NetGear WNDA4100 to work in 13.10. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Alesis Multimix 8 FX USB (not the 2.0) Any advice/experience?

I am running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba L755 laptop with intel core i5. I've been looking into starting a Google Hangouts on Air show, and I am hoping to find a USB mixer that would be ...
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I cannot change the iso file from which to create a startup disk

I have previously created a 13.10 USB startup disk, following the standard instructions to do so from Ubuntu 12.4 LTS. All went fine. That was a while ago. Now I’m trying to create a 12.4.4 LTS ...
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How to install wireless adapter usb without putting in cd

I just finished my first ever build and installed Ubuntu on it. A day later I bought myself a Linksys AC1200 wireless usb adapter, and I have been trying to install it ever since. In my infinite ...
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Ubuntu Bootable USB drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a pen drive. Firstly I made pendrive into a bootable USB drive which includes Ubuntu .iso file extraction. After using that USB drive in my other laptop and ...
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USB Bluetooth went from fine on plug in to not recognized 13.10

Today I purchased a USB Bluetooth adapter so I could pair a PS3 Sixaxis controller to my Ubuntu set up. I expected to have to go through some trial and error to get the USB to work properly as it ...
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USB 3.0 coping with slow speed on Ubuntu as opposed to Windows

In my Toshiba E329786 USB 3.0 port, Ubuntu speeds are slower, like 3MBPS - 5MBPS, than in a different PC running Windows 7, like 100MBPS - 120MBPS. How can I increase the speeds in Ubuntu?? Output ...
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Mount Bluetooth USB in VirtualBox

I originally asked this question here Python Module PyBluez Error and have narrowed it down to basically I can't get VBox to recognize my bluetooth USB. I'm on a MAC OS X 10.9.2. I've installed ...
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Ubuntu on windows

I am looking for Ubuntu to run from the USB on windows. I am NOT looking for a bootable USB. My university has computers running on windows and I need to work on ubuntu. I was looking for something ...
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Installing pyusb on ubuntu 13.10

I tried this link, but got the following message on shell: sudo apt-get install python-pip : vineet@vineet:~$ sudo pip install --upgrade pyusb Downloading/unpacking pyusb Could not find a version ...
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USB Wacom SignPad (STU-500) in a connect / disconnect loop (Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS - 64-bit)

I want to use a signature SignPad from Wacom: When plugging in the signpad a connect / disconnect loop starts and the device is not usable. The following is a snippet from the dmesg output: [ ...
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3G D-Link DWM-157 Modem Install on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new in Linux and Ubuntu, too. Please, tell me how I can install my 3G Modem (D-Link DWM-157) on Ubuntu 12.04. Some steps, that I've been already tried (after Googling): Plug in the modem ...
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Live boot from partition of USB (or just don't use up whole USB)

Is there a way to create a bootable USB stick that doesn't take up the whole disk? I have a 16GB USB but would like to also have some music on it. Can it be partitioned or something?
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Partition Magic USB Creation on Ubuntu [closed]

I want to create a Partition Magic bootable USB, but I don't have the necessary software to do this. I tried Startup Disk Creator but the program can't open the Partition Magic ISO.
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ubuntu displaylink (usb graphics card) configuration

i have device : lsusb Bus 002 Device 006: ID 17e9:0199 DisplayLink please help to to run it. (monitor is turned on - i can switch to it witch ctrl+f1) but is not visible in monitors configure, ...
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Trouble with getting edimax ew-7811un drivers installed on older dell desktop

I am a complete newbie to Ubuntu and was expecting just to have a plug and play wireless usb adapter so I can surf the web but I was wrong. I do not know where to start and I hope someone can help get ...
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How to unmount when umount hangs due to disconnected disk?

I have an external disk connected via USB that was accidentally disconnected uncleanly. Now lsing the directory in which it was mounted gives Input/output error. umounting the directory simply hangs. ...
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Universal USB Installer problem

I downloaded a Windows 8.1 iso from piratebay. I am trying to boot my usb from ubuntu, but In the Universal USB Installer the iso file comes up fine but it will not recognize my usb. I have tried ...
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How can I find a USB wireless adapter that will work with Ubuntu 12.04

There is a bug for my wireless card on Ubuntu 12.04. There is a known bug for the wireless card for my Lenovo ThinkPad T440 running 12.04. What are my options? In order to get wireless on the ...
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usb to serial problem

I installed USB to Serial on ubuntu 12.10 to be able to connect to the console port of my switch and router. After the installation it worked properly. But the issue I have is that my system for no ...
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How to install BSNL 3G Modem in Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have BSNL 3G Modem which works well on Windows 7. When I try to work it with Ubuntu the device itself not detected. I tried the command lsusb, my device name and ...
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13.10 Laptop Acer totally frozen need BIOS / Boot / command line advice

I greatly appreciate any useful advice on this broken Ubuntu 13.10 system: It runs on a laptop, Acer Aspire 5810TZ bought >3 years ago, Ubuntu 13.10 happily running as only system on that machine ...
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Unable to mount USB 3.0 external drive

[update: i've tried reformatting the drive as HFS+ and still run into this problem] I have a 1TB Lacie USB 3.0 external hard drive that is formatted as exfat. I can't get it to mount my Intel NUC ...
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usb drive spin down

I have 2 usb hdd drives connected to my notebook with ubuntu 14.04, each of them spin down after ~10minutes. I need to make them always in active mode (no spin down). I tried sdparm and hd-idle, but ...
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USB Device Not Recognised - Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.4 LTS

Ubuntu has just stopped recognising my Nexus 5 when I connect via USB. The Nexus 5 confirms it is connected as a 'media device' (MPT) rather than a 'camera' (PTP). It worked fine a week ago (I don't ...
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Ndiswrapper fails when iPod is plugged in. I have no idea how to fix this

When I plug my iPod into my PC, Ndiswrapper fails to detect my wifi adapter and as long as my iPod is plugged in, I cannot access the internet because of that. When I unplug my iPod, it reconnects to ...
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Having issues installing Ubuntu on Surface Pro [closed]

Currently I am using Windows 8.1 on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I have managed to disable secure boot and create a bootable USB, but my Surface Pro doesn't recognize the drive and boots into Windows 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not recognize Vodafone Mobile Broadband K3765-Z (ZTE) on USB3

A K3765-Z mobile broadband pen is working fine on other laptops/other distros (including Ubuntu 13.10), but is not being recognized on a cold boot on my new Clevo P150SM (which only has USB3 slots - ...
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Boot problem, stuck in BusyBox

I updated the system yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. After a little while, I started having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 13.10 wifi problems

My dual boot W7 & Ubuntu 13.10 system with ASUS PCE-N15 wireless card (on channel 1) will connect to Verizon Mifi 2200 while in W7 but not in Ubuntu. Software requests password but after entering ...
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Install doesn't work anymore - Could it be the UEFI?

It's a long story but I can't keep these details to myself because I have no clue what's going on, it's pretty weird. I have two hard drives. One had windows, and the other one had nothing, it was ...
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Can't format USB drive in xubuntu 13.10

I have a computer running xubuntu 13.10, and a flash usb drive Kingston. My friend gave it to me and I do not know why the computer did not regconize it. Here is the result after running sudo fdisk -l ...
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Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?

My Macbook (Snow Leopard OS) was giving me the rainbow wheel of death so I tried booting into safe mode and repairing the disk, with no luck. So I decided to pull the drive out and plug it into my ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Download Crashes At The End, Flashing cursor on start up

I just (tried) to install Linux/Ubuntu for the first time. I am using an Asus laptop K52Jr with windows 7 64bit on the c disk. I was happily installing Ubuntu 13.10 onto my D disk; the progress ...