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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USBMount is not unmounting NTFS drives

I installed usbmount on my Debian NAS and It works fine. But there is one problem: the external devices won't get unmounted after removal. I've tested it with 3 devices a la 3 TB data so far. Seems ...
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Missing Operating System when rebooting from USB

Trying to get my 15.10 to 16.04, but want to do a clean install as some of the PPA stuff messed up the OS.. Now I'm trying to do this for over 2 hrs now, following about 15 different solutions so far ...
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USB Keyboard does not work! I have to use on-screen keyboard!

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 from my Ubuntu 12.04 USB which was created from Startup Disk Creator, and this computer is 12 year old computer when I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to make my 12 year ...
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USB space reduced after making it bootable and unable to recover

I got a problem here. When I click to Erase Disk in startup Disk Creater in ubuntu 14.04 I get this error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/...
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HP LaserJet won't print (16.04 LTS)

I have a weird problem I cannot trace a cause to. I successfully install HP LaserJet 1018, through Printers / Add Printer / (recognizes the USB connected printer) / select HP / Select driver / ...
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My USB 3.0 Card Is Having issues

On Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, my PCI-E USB 3.0 Card used to work until I either installed Wine (Windows Program Emulator) or Light DM Login Chromium OS 1.0 (lightdm-login-chromiumos) and then I was going ...
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Wanted to change Ubuntu to Windows, cant even boot

I recently decided that I would switch from my beloved Ubuntu,to windows. So, first of all I made my boot-able USB with Windows 8.1 on it,using uNETbootin. All things went well up to this point, and ...
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“isolinux.bin missing or corrupt” when trying to boot 16.04 from USB

I wiped my USB drive using GParted and then installed the Ubuntu 16.04 ISO to the drive using Disks (gnome-disks) by selecting the "Restore Partition Image..." option and then writing the ISO to the ...
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Ubuntu Server USB installation with installer's output on ttyS0 (serial port)

I need to install Ubuntu Server 16.04 on computer that has no CD/DVD input, nor VGA output. I want to perform installation using USB drive with the installer output sent by serial port (ttyS0). I've ...
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Slow USB transfer when dd direct to device

Yet another slow transfer problem. I have a newly bought SanDisk USB 3.0 drive. Laptop only has USB 2.0, but I am getting transfer speeds of ~2MB/s consistently. I am transferring a .img to the drive:...
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16.04 crash on GUI interaction

I'm very new to Linux. The last time I booted ubuntu was from a live CD a decade ago. Goal: I want to live boot from a USB stick, so I can ensure ubuntu will work on my computer. If I set it up as a ...
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Can't run/install Ubuntu from USB: “Error setting up gfxboot”

My installation of Kubuntu 16.04 has become unusable after trying to plug in an external monitor - it now renders a black screen every time I log in - so I've decided to just reformat and install ...
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Livesuit and SP Flashtool

When using Livesuit and SP Flashtool on Ubuntu 15.10 64bit I am facing an issue when connecting USB device: The device connects for a while and immediately disconnects. Dmesg output: [ 8122.616522] ...
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Help with a very common problem regarding a Wifi Adapter Driver

As the title suggests, I need help with compiling and building a new driver that I need for my Wifi Adapter. I am aware that this question has no doubt been asked many times and answered, however ...
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Can't format Ubuntu installation stick

I've made an USB installer stick from Windows with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , now I'm trying to format it from Ubuntu. When I try to format I get this error : This partition cannot be modified because it ...
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how to boot USB in virtualbox? [duplicate]

I press F12 repeatedly to select boot device. AHCI controller: Hard disk Other boot devices: floppy CD LAN continue booting I followed How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox? ...
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Plug in a USB mouse makes computer shuts down after a while

When I plug my USB mouse on my laptop starts to overheating and shuts down after a while. What can I do to solve this problem? Linux Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits
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Lenovo Y700 can't boot Windows USB

I just got my new Lenovo y700-17 without any OS preinstalled. Thankfully I have Ubuntu 14.04 on one of my USBs, so that's what I have installed now. My problem is I want to have Windows 7 on this ...
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ISO, USB, CD, Rufus, Lili: Many issues and differences!

I cannot really find the best title for this issue! I have installed Ubuntu server like 6 times in the last few days! Burning (Ubuntu Server 14 and 16) Scenarios: ISO to USB (San disk, Sony, and ...
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Toshiba 32GB USB not working

After I tried to format it using gparted, I got the error. Unable to detect file system! Possible reasons are: - The file system is damaged - The file system is unknown to GParted - There is no file ...
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How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 off an External Drive

I made an external drive that can dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, along with being able to boot live ISOs. This will be attempted using both graphic interfaces and command lines. Objectives: ...
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Xbox 360 wireless receiver taking up all my joystick slots

I have two controllers, a XBox 360 with wireless receiver and a retro snes iBuffalo, each one connected to a USB port. Both works fine, but the xbox receiver creates 4 instances of controllers, ...
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Ubuntu system not booting from USB stick

I have installed two versions of Ubuntu on two hard drives in my Asus laptop, one running with Ubuntu 14.04 and the other with 15.10. Originally, both systems worked, however, today when booting up ...
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Right click of usb mouse and number pad is not working

i am using a fujitsu laptop with ubuntu version 14.04 and i have a problem since i installed ubuntu that my usb mouse right click button is not working and also with it the number pads are also not ...
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How to connect to Internet with USB stick & How to open C Drive, D Drive & E Drive

There are no existing Questions which have an answer to this question. Currently I'm using a USB stick to connect to the Internet, in my old computer. I was using Windows 7 (but since upgraded to ...
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USB Mouse suddenly stopped working 16.04

About a week ago my USB mouse stopped working. It shows power and works for approx 1 second after plugging it in. I took 16.04 a few months ago while it was still in beta and have been updating it ...
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Persistance in bootable Ubuntu USB

I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04. I use it in my mac but every time I reboot, I lose all settings Ive made. (resolution, wifi password, files, etc) What can i do to fix it? Also I cannot access ...
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How to install a windows iso from a usb while using ubuntu currently [duplicate]

Recently installed ubuntu on an old computer but i need to return to windows 7, how would i create a bootable usb stick for this?
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Could, would ethernet via usb work on BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet?

I'm considering buying the above mentioned tablet, but just to be sure, I contacted BQ to ask if they can confirm the device recognises an usb ethernet adapter. Unfortunately they didn't provide a ...
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How to know if a pendrive can be safety removed?

Imagine that you copy a large file to a pendrive, and then you press the USB release button in nautilus. A warning window appears telling not to release the USB because data is being written. This ...
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OS Version for 15.10 => 16.04 Upgrade Failure Recovery

So I tried upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 this morning and somehow my laptop charger got disconnected and I'm pretty sure my laptop died during the installation. Attempting to boot normally brings me ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Installation: Crashes during boot

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10, wanted to install 16.04. I created the 16.04 bootable USB stick using dd, sudo dd if='-' of='-' bs=512 Now, when I try to boot that USB stick, it usually crashes during boot....
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How to prevent sleep/keep screen on when on USB power for Ubuntu Touch devices?

On Android devices, there is an option Settings > Developer Options > Stay awake when charging which keeps the device ON (prevents sleep) even if the device is not touched, when the device is ...
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USB ports not responding at times in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at startup but works after a reboot

I have a dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. At startup USB ports not responding at times but works after a reboot.
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live USB shutsdown after GRUB

I'm having an issue with my Ubuntu install - it randomly decided not to boot this morning, in trying to recover, I've downloaded and burnt to USB Ubuntu to create a live USB install. When I plug this ...
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Problems with Serial Port Ubuntu 16.04

I've been in troubles with a little ESP8266 chip wifi module. Last week I had my Ubuntu 15 working with the chip in usb-serial connection, but when I connect I type: dmesg and I can see that ...
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USB Input being lost, power saving configuration issue?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 on a Dell E6330 laptop with core I7 cpu, when running in the default Unity desktop with external USB keyboard and mouse, if I don't touch the keyboard or ...
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Mouse Problems (Latest LTS)

So i just installed Ubuntu to a USB drive (not the installation disk, the actual OS) and started it up I could operate normally for 30 seconds or so and then the entire OS froze, with the exception of ...
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Live Ubuntu USB boots to black screen [duplicate]

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu from a USB stick in order to recover some files from a damaged Windows partition. I burned the image to a USB stick using Win32 Disk Imager, however Ubuntu never finishes ...
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Ubuntu dropping USB Keyboard Chars

I bought a barcode reader which connects over USB and mimics a keyboard. Connecting to Windows, the barcode is read correctly but connecting to Ubuntu, it drops some repeating chars. It consistently ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from Xubuntu 14.04 LTS to Xubuntu 16.04 LTS via USB?

An USB upgrade is the only way I can do it. That's not my computer, his connection is very slow and it would take ages to download it. I had installed the Xubuntu 14.04 LTS via USB, now I'd like to ...
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Using HID compliant mouse like device in Ubuntu

Aim: I have a whiteboard which emulates as mouse. Thus, when you click and drag on the whiteboard it should move the cursor. I want to make a whiteboard work in Ubuntu It works on windows. Device ...
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Install Kubuntu(16.04) and GRUB to an external drive to create a portable OS

Yesterday I tried to install Kubuntu 16.04 LTS onto an 8GB USB2.0 Stick following this answer. I changed the location for the bootloader to install to sdb(Which indeed was my usb drive). Still kubuntu ...
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Usb drive clone

I want to clone my "security" usb-stick with a encrypted partition on it. The model is "Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0" But unfortunatelly my ubuntu doesn't recognize it correctly. I see it ...
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USB stick read only when should be read/write

Sorry, another novice to Linux systems, but became tired of Windows. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on a PC. Any time I plug in a USB key it defaults to read only and I am unable to copy anything to it. ...
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when i connect windows phone lumia 625 via usb, nothing happens, no unable to mount the device option, nothing, what should i do ?

Earlier i used to get the notification of unable to mount however after creating a new rule as follows: 21 down vote These are my steps to connect the Nokia Lumia 920 (WP8): Add the MTP file ...
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WIFI adapter stop working

My wifi adapter stop working and the log shows those messages: Mai 01 01:33:56 felipe-G750JS kernel: ieee80211 phy2: rt2x00usb_vendor_request: Error - Vendor Request 0x07 failed for offset 0x131c ...
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Can't start Ubuntu from USB flash drive

I'm trying to test ubuntu on this old laptop I happen to have but I can't get past the boot menu. I choose the option to test ubuntu and when I press enter it freezes. There's no error messages or ...
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Can I use Docker Machine on Ubuntu Snappy?

Can I run Docker Machine (and Virtual Box) on Snappy? Are there smaller docker images that work better than others? For example: https://hub.docker.com/r/tatsushid/tinycore/ My Goal: Run Docker ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on USB - “Failed to create system file”

NEVERMIND~ Before I start, I am completely new to Ubuntu and the terminal commands used. I only know a few from what I have tried. I have been working on trying to install Ubuntu on a 31GB flash ...