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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How do I boot from USB?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy unto a USB stick using Pen Drive Linux's USB installer. It won't boot. Booting to a USB isn't in the BIOS boot order. My desktop computer is essentially a brand new ...
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GRUB2 on USB with Ubuntu and Windows 8 Recovery

I have a Surface Pro. I have moved my recovery partition off of the Surface Pro onto a USB flash drive. I have also installed GRUB2 on the flash drive with Ubuntu Live/Persistent (I backed up the ...
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Install Ubuntu in USB drive [duplicate]

how to install ubuntu in pen drive and use it in any computer. LiveUSB doesnt save my changes and delete files, i dont want that. I want to install as if it was installed in my internal drive
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Does anyone have drivers for a TP-Link TL-WN823N USB wireless

I have installed Ubuntu 13 on my system and I have been using a TP-Link TL-WNB23N USB adapter for my wireless on the WIN8 side... They have drivers up at TP-Link for Win/7/8 but not for Linux. Does ...
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Reading from multiple serial ports in Ubuntu

I´m trying to read and record data from two USBs that are connected to separate Arduinos and they are collecting different measurements. I´m having difficulties even reading from a single serial ...
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Why does my LiveUSB not work?

I'm trying to get a dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu on my Asus Vivobook. I have disabled FastBoot, I disabled FastStartup. I have set the boot sequence in the correct order (and that works) I have have ...
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USB persistent + live boot [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on my 128 GB with persistent data. If possible I would like to boot it within virtual box so I can access it from any windows computer. Is it possible?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 w/ USB issue

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB OS: Windows 7 64 bit Hi, I'm a windows user trying to convert to Linux. But there were problems when ...
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UNetbootin: 13.04_Live vs. 13.04_Hdmedia vs. 13.04_NetInstall?

I have the Ubuntu 13.04 desktop-i386 downloaded but there are multiple choices in UNetbootin for the distribution and I don't know what to choose.
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'xinput list' shows same device twice & device IDs change: how to use 'set-prop' in a script?

For some reason Logitech's USB receiver shows up twice in xinput list device list: Logitech USB Receiver id=13 [slave pointer (2)] Logitech USB Receiver id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ...
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Impossible to format a 4GB RAW usb flash drive

I have 4GB usb flashdrive I tried to format with Widows 7 and couldn't format it any way I tried with Kali Linux (a pentesting Debian distro) to format my RAW usb flash drive (as detected on Windows ...
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USB 2.0 not working in my Ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. I need to get the USB 2.0 port on the left side of the ultrabook to read my pendrive. When I plug it in, nothing happens. It works fine ...
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I'm interested in trying out Ubuntu. I installed 12.04 i386 on usb stick, but can't get it to boot [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 7. I'm not quite sure how to get this to boot into Ubuntu. I have the usb stick in drive, and I restart the computer, but nothing changes. I tried f12 before the windows ...
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How to install drivers for iogear smart card reader?

I'm still trying to learn how to use the terminal in 13.04. I downloaded the Linux drivers for the hardware and began reading the installation and immediately got lost. ...
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Is the boot process longer when installed on a hard drive than from running on a USB stick?

I have a Windows 7 Sony Vaio laptop. I have created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 and have tried Ubuntu and like it. I would like to have it alongside Windows 7. When I boot from the USB, I ...
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USB 3.0 works sometimes, USB 2.0 works always [closed]

I've done some researching over the internet and this seems to be... I don't know... a hardware problem? I can't tell exactly. One thing I know for sure is that it happens to a lot people in Windows ...
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How can I detect unknown/unapproved devices with udev?

I'm designing a security sensitive setup for a client. The situation is as follows: Sensitive information has to be stored on a server that might be accessed by unauthorized personnel. There is no ...
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Why does my computer just keep restarting while trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (x86) from USB alongside Windows 7?

I have checked the other questions, but none of them match my problem (the ones that do don't have satisfactory answers). I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.04 iso and burned it to my USB device following the ...
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Hardware not getting recognized on Ubuntu 13.04 after broken boot

I had set the boot preference to USB drive on my desktop which was running on Ubuntu 13.04. Yesterday I plugged in a USB and on switching on the comp it started to boot from the USB drive. When I saw ...
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How to add a GRUB2 menu entry for booting installed Ubuntu on a USB drive?

I am not asking how to boot the LiveCD from a USB. I have 2 Ubuntu installations, one on my computer's internal hard drive and another on a USB drive. Is there a way to add a GRUB2 menu entry (to ...
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Not giving me the “try ubuntu” option

I have created a bootable usb for 12.04 and i placed it in my computer and elected it to boot from flash drive but it is only giving me the option to install and not to try what can i do to get the ...
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How to prevent Unity from auto-mounting and locking my camera so gphoto2 can work?

Whenever I plug in my Canon camera via USB, it gets locked, so when I run gphoto2, I get: Error (-60: 'Could not lock the device') Weeks ago, when I first connected the camera, a dialog asked me, ...
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Bootable Version on USB drive [duplicate]

I downloaded the files through this website onto my flashdrive and am wondering how to boot it up?
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What can I do to extend lifetime of my usb using Ubuntu full install?

I've done a full install of Ubuntu onto my 8gb usb stick. What things can I do to extend the lifecycle of my usb stick? I need it to be the full install, the live versions no good.
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USB to Serial adapter doesn't works

I have a USB to serial adapter. It works OK with my desktop computer, but no on my laptop. My desktop PC is a generic computer (Athlon 64 X2 6000+ on board MSI K9AGM, 6 USB 2.0 ports, no USB 3.0 ...
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Trying to make USB install disk in OSX. Cant boot it after completion [duplicate]

I have followed the steps shown here: Create a USB Stick on Mac OSX However, when I am finished with the dd=if command, a window pops up straight away telling me that the disk cannot be mounted. And ...
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What is the performance difference between booting Ubuntu from a USB v2 and USB v3?

I like the idea of booting from a usb drive. I probably have 50 USB 2.0 drives of various sizes, but I only have 2 USB 3.0 drives currently. If I boot from a USB 3.0, will the increased read/write ...
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Install wont boot up, stuck on loading text dots / restarts

Friend gave me her laptop, we agreed on Ubuntu, but I have troubles even booting up live version (see the notebook). I tried 12.04 64bit on USB stick, it does nothing, when I choose booting live ...
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Is it possible to install LLVM and Clang on a USB drive?

I recently installed Python3 in a local folder, as opposed to the entire system, on a shared hosting account and everything worked out perfectly. I was wondering if a similar thing could be done with ...
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Multiple GSM Dongles

I'm using wvdial to connect two 3g dongles. I put the dongles on my PC and both are recognized and setup correctly. I've used first one or second one separated having success, but if I try to connect ...
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Problem compiling driver for usb31000sw usb-ethernet adapter

I'm trying to build a driver for the Startech USB31000SW. A linux driver is included but it has to be compiled and installed. When running make I get the following errors: make -C ...
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Compaq Presario B1900 can't detect USB devices

I've just discovered that none of my USB ports appear to be functioning correctly on my Lubuntu install. lsusb shows I have the following: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Bluetooth ...
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Power on/off USB ports

Is it possible to on/off specific usb port using terminal in ubuntu? lsusb displays the following result Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device ...
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How to disable Dell trackpad when mouse plugged in to usb port? [duplicate]

When in Windows 7 I have the option to have the touchpad automatically be disabled when a usb mouse in plugged in. Then when the mouse in unplugged the touchpad automatically becomes enabled. There is ...
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'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server Load Installer Components From CD

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 Server (64bit) on a Dell Insprion n5520 using a USB stick. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.4 which has support for 12.04 server but you can also replicate the ...
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Ubuntu won't start with “device descriptor read/64, error -32”, what this message means?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. Yesterday I tried to change the splash screen according to the instructions here here.Then I installed gdm. After that I restarted the computer and the ...
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Ubuntu Server: Udev automount - can't unmount this USB drive. Any Idea?

I use Ubuntu Server 12.04.03 LTS (without GUI) and wrote an udev rule: KERNEL=="sd?1", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{product}=="Mass Storage Device", RUN+="/bin/mount /dev/%k /mnt/usbdrive" This is ...
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Windows 8 Install - USB

I am trying to create a bootable USB to install Windows 8 using Ubuntu 13.04. I tried using WinUSB but it was showing an error saying that the USB is set to readable, which is weird since WinUSB was ...
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Installing Universal USB Installer on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 and install Ubuntu 13.4 instead. When I was installing Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 I used Universal USB Installer to put .iso installer into my USB. Now on Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu copy dialogue stops at the last moment for a long time

Whenever I try and copy a file to an USB flash disk, the progress bar runs till the end very fast and stops for an indeterminable time before it is complete. Is there an issue with ubuntu or my flash ...
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Problem detecting USB in 12.04 x64, works on Xubuntu 13.04 64x and windows

I am banging my head against the wall on this one. I have a SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB thumb drive that used to work on my box running 12.04 64bit, but now that box will not detect it in any way I ...
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USB Bootable Linux [duplicate]

I have created the USB bootable linux on an flash drive. But when I start it up it keeps asking me to install Linux. Would installing linux install it on my desktop. Is there a way to run linux off of ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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Trouble mounting/formating 16g SanDisk USB

I'm having trouble mounting or formating my 16gig SanDisk USB. When I run sudo fdisk -l I get this return Disk /dev/sdc: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15267 cylinders, ...
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Midi Input to Finale on Wine

I am using Finale 2012 with Wine on Ubuntu 13.04 and I am trying to connect my keyboard through a Yamaha UX16 midi to USB cable to my computer so I can use it with Finale. When I list the usb devices ...
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Deleting a partition on USB stick

From disks I am trying to delete a partition from my USB stick. I am getting this error: Error deleting partition /dev/sdc1: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdc" "rm 1"' exited with non-zero exit ...
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Not able to install from USB on a Mac

I did everything correctly. I ran the iso (rebooting the Mac, then booting from USB), and then chose the option to install Ubuntu. I then got a black screen for about 10 seconds, and then received the ...
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How do I install Linux to a bootable USB stick? [duplicate]

I don't mean to create a bootable Live USB stick that has some persistent storage, I mean to actually install Ubuntu on a USB stick and be able to boot up from this on any computer. I've managed to ...
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I can't format disk in USB floppy drive

I need to low-level format floppies with an external usb floppy drive in ubuntu 10.04 (or later) server. I have tried the tools that come with util-linux-ng, and contain (specifically) fdformat. ...