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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Does using an extended cache improve performance?

Does using a extended cache (readyboost-like) improves the overall performance? I read a lot about it and some says that it's just for old machines with low RAM and also the 480mbit/s of usb2.0 was ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 USB Installation does not give Installation Type window

RETYPED FOR MORE INFORMATION I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 (removing Windows and replacing it with Linux), but the window that asks if you want to Format the Drive, Install Alongside, or Something ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 usb iphone 4s tethering

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't get the tethering to work. I found many solutions to this problem, but I don't have Internet access except the iPhone. And most of the fixes are online based ...
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Format a USB stick completely

How can I delete all data that is on stick? For example I have this problem: My stick has two partitions A (3.7 GB) and B (330 MB). How can I merge the two partitions in one and to delete all data ...
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Installation of Ubuntu with windows 8

I´m new on Linux and I have the Problem that i can`t install it on my PC. The PC is original with Windows 8. I don't need the Windows I only want ubuntu on the PC but I am not able to install it. I ...
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Bootable Usb , Windows FROM Ubuntu [duplicate]

What about creating a bootable usb, on which I would like to put Windows 7 , with Ubuntu? Does any possibility exist?
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Failed to install via USB (GRUB Didnt install) [duplicate]

Hey I´m getting this Error when trying to instal Ubuntu 12.04 via an USB bootable drive I´ve made with the steps provided on the ubuntu download page. This is what it says (Well Kind of, because I´m ...
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boot ubuntu 12.04 LTS from flashdrive [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a flashdrive to try Linux out and installed the file and used the universal USB installer to install that file onto my flashdrive. After changing the boot ...
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Is possible to record MIDI via USB from a roll up piano?

I have a roll up piano (see the image) that has an USB output. An USB cable comes with it: it is able to connect the roll up piano with the computer. Is there any way to record MIDI ...
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Ubuntu not working for USB

I have a USB 64GB (NTFS). I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in the flash drive using unetbootin. Then I try to boot my USB. It keep showing me some kind of error saying "BOOTMGR is missing. Press ...
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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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USB Drive not recognized

I put a USB Drive into my computer and was not recognized. Can someone help me? The computer says it was not possible to mount the USB Drive.
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USB hardware disappears

I'm just going to use this for an example. I have a Western Digital Passport, external hard drive. I plug it into the USB port on my computer, it shows up immediately, I go through and browse, and ...
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Installation completed but not saved to hard disk

I am new to ubuntu and am installing ubuntu from a usb stick.I install it and it installs fully and asks me to restart computer and when i do i have to install it again as it doesnt save ubuntu in my ...
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Make bootable USB/DVD from Mac for PC installation

i've downloaded the last 64 bit version of ubuntu on my macbook pro. Now i want to create a bootable usb/dvd for install ubuntu on my pc, but i'm on a mac. My pc is formatted, so i can't use it. ...
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prepared a bootable usb stick from ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso but it says'cannot find operating system'

I know that my usb stick is bootable and i have made it according to the steps in http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows. And it is booting but it shows an error message ...
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How do I format an usb to ext4 to use it on Ubuntu without without sudo permisions? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu in a machine I own and in a machine I only have standard user permissions ( not admin). Is there any way to format a usb to ext4 and make it work (file ownership problems) if I cannot run ...
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Can't write to external drive mounted by fstab

I followed this tutorial to have Ubuntu automount an external USB drive onto the system. I added this line to /etc/fstab: UUID=885025e1-09a5-3f29-90f6-5d07668be59b /media/Backup hfsplus ...
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Fix my read-only pen drive to read and wirte [duplicate]

My 8 Gb pen drive has suddenly change into read-only. In fact 2 pen drives have changed into read-only. I don't know about how the first pen drive changed into read-only, but with the second pen ...
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Is Creating a Bootable USB Drive Permanent?

More specifically, I want to know if when I put the Ubuntu OS on my flash drive if it is permanent or not. As in,can I delete the Ubuntu installation files after I install it on my computer and use it ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB - don't see where I can choose USB over my hard drive

I am running Windows 7 on my laptop but want to get Ubuntu OS. I put the ISO file on a USB stick and made it 'bootable' or whatever. When I restart my computer and hit F12 to go to the boot menu, ...
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The USB drive is read only even write protection is off

I have made my Transcend USB 3.0 pendrive into bootable ARCH-LINUX key using dd command. After that it become read only and I was not able to use it. So I formatted as MBR with NTFS partition using ...
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Need to add “Boot from USB” to UEFI Boot Priority order

I'm trying to replace Win8 with Ubuntu on a new Lenovo IdeaPad S10 with 4gb mem,500gb h/d. Drilling down, I disable "Secure Boot" on the bios boot tab, but the only 2 options under UEFI Boot ...
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How can I enable USB power after pc shutdown?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, my motherboard is : Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Product Name: DP965LT Version: AAD41694-206 I need to have a power supply from USB even when my pc is turned off. I've ...
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Temporary “USB” files in Ubuntu?

Browsers normally store temp files; does the OS (Ubuntu 13.10, or its bundled image application) also store temporary files of images opened from a USB stick? I dropped and broke my USB stick with ...
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Wacom Intuos Pro PTH-451/K “Tablet not detected”

Having trouble trying to setup my new Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch small (PTH-451), previously known as Wacom Intuos 5. I plugged in the device hoping it would work right away with mouse input, but ...
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Installing ubuntu 13.10 from usb - black screen with mouse pointer

I just built a computer with two sapphire HD7950 graphics cards. I've tried installing both lubuntu and xubuntu (for scrypt mining) and in both cases the same thing happens. After the initial splash ...
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Turn off nodmraid? (For installation)

okay, I've installed Ubuntu on a 4gb USB (LiveSession I think you people will call it) When I go to install Ubuntu onto my 16gb USB from the livedisk, I followed some instructions for setting up my ...
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Can't boot ISO from USB UNetbootin

I was trying to install Linux Mint and a few other OS's through UNetbootin. (Xubuntu 12.04) The ISO's burned alright, but when I tried to boot them up, I got the message: "Non-system boot disk. Press ...
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Many USB Multimedia Keyboard issues in Ubuntu 13.10

This same keyboard worked fine all the time in Ubuntu 12.04 (though on a different laptop). I now have 13.10 installed on a new laptop and I'm getting a few annoying problems with my external USB ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using USB and bootable DVD - Mac

Im trying to install the developer version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Developer edition. It's the 64 bit download version as my mac's a Intel Core 2 Duo. According to the Ubuntu website, I should be ...
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automatic Boot up from USB [duplicate]

So I have ubuntu 12.04 on my usb, it loads perfectly and works. When I boot up my laptop (Windows 7) a menu box appears to ask how I want to run ubuntu, the first selection is Default which I use, the ...
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Unable to create Live usb pen

I know there are tons of post about this already and i have read most of them. but still they don't answer my question. As said above i am trying to create a bootable usb pen with ubuntu 12 on it i ...
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Is it possible to re-detect an unreliable, plugged in USB device?

Given a "ganged power switching" capable active USB2.0 hub, and - amongst other USB devices - an external HDD is attached to it. Most probably the electronics or the firmware of the external HDD has ...
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Auto Mount USB Drives in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server

I have a media server that is made from an AllWell STB-6086 box. I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server "non PAE Kernel" installed on the box. As of right now my storage media is composed of 4 1TB external ...
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connect my galaxy s duos phone as mass storage or drivers [duplicate]

i want the drivers of my phone to be installed in Ubuntu 12.04 Lts please help me on this
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Ubuntu 12.04 swap USB [duplicate]

I'm new in ubuntu and I tried to install the alternate CD in my machine. Everything went fine but when I tried to boot a black screen and a blink cursor went on. I can boot from my USB and searching ...
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unable to open ubuntu using Bootable ubuntu on my pendrive

I am Using Sony Vaio VGN-CR220E and windows vista,I created bootable ubuntu on my kingston 8GB pendrive using universal usb installer setup.I changed Boot options i.e enabled external usb drive and ...
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enable to found version for ndiswrapper!

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386. I have a wire internet C. I dont have internet in my computer, and well I only have wifi in my house. I use a little USB wifi adapter (TP-Link). I have installed ...
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about running ubuntu on a toshiba tecra 8000

HI I have been given a collection of toshiba laptops all minus their hard drive they are tecra 8000. They are dated, but I like to run dated technology if I can rather than trashing it. I don't ...
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USB mouse and keyboard suddenly stopped working in 13.10.

I took a week off of work and brought my laptop with me. When I got back, the mouse and keyboard I use weren't working anymore. Both devices work in my BIOS. The keyboard works in grub. Neither ...
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i cant install ubuntu using pendrive usb installer

i have tried countless times to install ubuntu to my laptop/ netbook, but to no avail, i have followed all the instructions on this ...
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Cant boot from USB drive. Cant access GRUB. No graphical interface [closed]

I started an upgrade to 12.04 but stalled during install. Now, the system boots directly into command window where I must sign in. I tried creating a bootable USB (no CD drive installed) with ...
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Install full Ubuntu 12.04 on USB and boot on mac

I will be very specific because I have tried asking this question multiple times and people get confused. I would like to install full Ubuntu 12.04 onto a flashdrive and be able to boot from the ...
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Problems establishing serial connection with beagle bone black on ttyUSB0

I have tried using minicom, Putty, screen and cKermit to no avail. It looks as if the connection is intermittent from the output of dmesg | grep tty. [1627865.078080] usb 5-2: Product: AM335x USB ...
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Trying to install to USB HDD

I want to install to an external USB HDD. Drive is currently formatted with one NTFS partition. Booted from CD. Selected something else. Selected dev/sdb. Hit Install Now. Get error that says ...
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Back and front panel usb port not working on Ubuntu 12.04

Back and front panel usb port not working on Ubuntu 12.04. Please help me and suggest me the solution of this issue. Thanking you in advance
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Usb boot device totally unable to be formatted

I'm really upset by now, I've been trying 2hours straight to format a stupid usb drive (I'm new to ubuntu and I dont know if I will last long at this rate) Basically this was the lubuntu boot usb key ...
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What do I have to do in order to Install Windows 8 os via USB when I already have Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10(The latest version) onto my laptop from a USB. Now, I want to completely erase Ubuntu 13.10 and go back to Windows 8. Is there anything special I have to do besides ...
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(re) mount usb device

I just can't seem to figure out the exact mount-command to re-mount my phone. It used to automatically appear, but for some reason in stopped. I need help to get the mount-statement right. The device ...