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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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. ...
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Copying desktop installed ubuntu to usb drive with all settings and programs

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop/desktop. As a root user, I created 17 other accounts with their own permissions. For example other 17 accounts cannot access to internet, they cannot download or ...
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Booting from USB in UEFI

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 in Dualboot with WIndows 8 on my UEFI System. After that there was no boot option for the USB in the System Setup anymore, which was there before under the title 'Uefi 8.0x'. ...
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Mounting External HD inside Encrypted Folder

I have an external HD (USB 3.0, 1TB) that contains all of my music files. For the past 6 months, I've had my Linux box (Xubuntu 13.04, Kernel 3.8) rigged to automatically mount this drive on login to ...
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ubuntu dont run after i remove the USB [duplicate]

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 desktop using USB but after restarting its not showing that any other OS it just start with windows. even the drive on which i have installed ubuntu cant be seen in ...
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Error trying to make USB drive into bootable host drive in Virtualbox

I want to install Ubuntu as guest OS on Win7 on Virtualbox. When i try to designate my USB drive as the host drive for installation purposes, it gives me this error: Result Code: VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR ...
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Is it possible to write protect a flash drive? [duplicate]

I want to write protect and unprotect it to keep files from being formatted whenever people use it in a windows PC. I don't want people to delete my school work and I bring this to school and use it ...
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How to share Guest's internet with host on Virtualbox?

I have a problem that I have been trying to fix over 3 months now, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Windows 7 as a Guest on VirtualBox, I have a USB Modem which doesn't support Linux, the Modem works ...
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How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard?

I often plugin a USB keyboard to my laptop (in addition to external monitor and mouse, which all virtually convert my laptop to a desktop computer) and I prefer using a different keyboard layout then. ...
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Getting Boot Error When Booting 13.04 live ISO

I'm currently running 13.04 ubuntu gnome edition and i want to go to a x64 version of regular ubuntu. Im using the startup disk creator to make my bootable disk and i've even tried unetbootin but that ...
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Can't read partition table of 3TB USB disk

I've connected a 3TB disk via SATA and formatted it with a GPT partition table and added a single partition. Now, after moving the disk into an external enclosure and connecting it via USB, the ...
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Cannot mount any file system/USB stick with Nautilus side bar after changing UID of my user

There are a lot of answers in here that describe how to change a user's UID. This is necessary to match it to my NAS and to ease NFS mounts and permissions. BUT: I had to do this on Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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unable to unmount the modem

am using USB modem and i try to safely remove the modem but it gives the following message. error detaching:helper exited with exit code 1:detaching device/dev/sdb USB ...
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Only root can mount /dev/sdb1 on /media/sdb1 - contribute to external usb drive

I can't understand why, when I tried plug-in external USB driver in Ubuntu 12.04, I see next message: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only root can mount ...
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how to copy updates from 1 linux box to another using cli remote serial and usb drive

I have 2 old pc's that I'm going to remote into using serial port/tcp. The first one is a 32-bit machine that I remoted into serially and couldn't get it to connect to the internet for various ...
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Nexus 4 not detected as USB device with OTA update 4.3

I have submitted a question on the Google Mobile forum, but not had any responses yet. I am fairly certain that my issues with USB connectivity started when I allowed the 4.3 OTA update to install on ...
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Owner of Transcend multimedia device changes to root, no change operations are permitted under Ubuntu

So far, when I have attached the Transcend external media player to USB port of my Ubuntu 12.04 machine, it always got mounted with the ownership of current user, permitting all write operations. But ...
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HELP! Install Ubuntu on late 2006 Macbook Without CD

I have been trying for 14+ hours to install ubuntu linux on my late 2006 macbook. My macbook has functional usb drives, but the optical drive is bad. I have tried all kinds of "how-to" guides ...
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problems with “How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows” [duplicate]

I'm looking at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows it's a really long time since I've used linux, but to me this is unclear, I've downloaded the app from Pen Drive ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS with USB stick/key

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS onto a new system using a USB-stick. I am to lazy to switch the only SATA CD/DVD-ROM device I have and use that. Also, I just wanted to know whether this ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to OS X, installing on a laptop with no OS

As it says in the title, I want to install Ubuntu on a Windows laptop with no OS. I'd prefer to use a USB boot rather than a DVD. How can I create an appropriate USB boot stick from OS X?
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/dev/ttyUSB0 doesn't exists

I have a problem to connected my UPS to my USB port. This is information from my system. warun@Warun-DDPC:~ $uname -a Linux Warun-DDPC 3.8.0-27-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 9 00:17:05 UTC 2013 ...
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12.04 -desktop-i386 *new to linux*

Today I got a .iso file of ubuntu named : "ubuntu 12.04 -desktop-i386.iso". So have few queries about it as I am new to all this: Question: Will I be able to dual boot it with windows 7 home premium ...
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How can I enable digital output on a FiiO E7 without ending session?

When I plug my FiiO E7 USB Audio DAC & Amp in Ubuntu 13.04, it is recognized as Audio DAC but only via the Analog Output port. I have to log-out and in again before the USB Audio DAC Digital ...
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How do I make a read-only file system writable for pendrive

When I am trying to format my pendrive, I'm getting the following error. root@obbu-G41M-Combo:/home/obbu# mkfs.vfat -n 'Ubuntu' -I /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat 3.0.14 (23 Jan 2023) mkfs.vfat: unable to open ...
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Usb bootdisk files help

I had files on a usb ubuntu boot disk that I would like to retrieve. I copied the files to a rar file on my hard drive. I would like to know if there is anyway I can access the files that were in the ...
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Enabling superspeed for USB3 ports?

Hi I recently bought an USB3 external hdd. To my surprise when transferring files from my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04 installed) to this hdd (connected to a USB3 port using an USB3 cable), the speed is ...
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Why does an external USB hub show up under different USB bus/port numbers than other devices plugged into the same port?

I'm working on setting up a system where I want to have certain devices always named the same way when they are plugged into certain ports. I originally set up a udev rules file with the devices ...
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I can't get my snow leopard mac to boot from thumb drive

I downloaded the iso and made it an img (dmg). Now the macbook says that it can't recognize the drive, and it doesn't show up for me to boot from system preferences or when I reboot with the option ...
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troubles connecting USB3 drive

I have two distinct PC with the same issue. If I connect an external USB3 HDD to the front panel I get a lot of issues. Sometimes it is recognized but I get errors transferring files, other times it ...
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Flash drive file system isn't recognized

I recently got this credit/business-card shaped USB flash drive. In windows 7 it's recognized fine, after some drivers are automatically installed (without user interaction) once it's plugged-in. In ...
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How can I run a script when I unmount a particular usb drive?

I am trying to sync between a folder and usb drive, so that a) when I plug in a particular usb drive, a script runs to copy any newer files from the usb to the folder; and b) when I unmount the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - how to do power off and power on of USB interfaces?

Like FreeBSD how can i do Ubuntu 12.04 USB interface power off and power on? Is there any packages or source codes for Ubuntu? usbconfig -u 1 -a 2 suspend usbconfig -u 1 -a 2 resume ...
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USB Bootable Ubuntu

I am a newbie at this so please go easy. I just bought a brand new Sandisk 32GB USB Cruzer Blade. It is genuinely 32GB. I then followed the instructions on ubuntu.com for making it a bootable USB. ...
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Can't use my TL-WN725N [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 3.8.0-27-generic and I cannot use my TL-725N nano wireless adapter. lsusb : Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: wireless usb

I have an old wireless usb adapter found and plugged it in. (Edimax 11 mbps wireless mini adapter) At first it seems to work, letting me choose wich wireless network. After typing the password for my ...
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Problem with USB installation (xbmcbuntu) [closed]

This question is about XBMCbuntu, which is basically ubuntu - So I hope it is okay to ask: Iv'e been trying for the last many hours to install xbmcbuntu. I've downloaded to ISOs 12.2 and 12 - Both in ...
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Ubuntu is taking way longer to load on faster computer than on slower computer. Help?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on an old computer I'm now using for a server. It worked great, and is much faster than Windows, so I decided to dual boot it on my computer that I actually use. ...
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Issue with r8711 wi-fi usb after wake up from sleep

I have issue with restore from sleep mode on ubuntu 13.04 Linux 3.8.0-28-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP [25944.029996] video LNXVIDEO:00: Restoring backlight state [25944.304744] IPv6: ...
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Awful sound quality in Razer Megalodon

I have a Razer Megalodon USB Headset that is producing extremely crackly sound in Ubuntu 13.04. I've generated an alsainfo file to try to find out what the problem is, and it seems it's only ...
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I need to be able to save my data on my Ubuntu on USB [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu on a USB, but it doesn't save my data. Is there a way to save my data?
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Boot from USB in a COMPAQ Presario B1800

I just bought a second hand laptop, COMPAQ Presario B1800. Currently, it runs Windows XP and I want to install Ubuntu. I have what I need on my USB but when I go to my BIOS menu, I can not see the usb ...
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How can I use Ubuntu 12.04 to install its driver for a wireless usb adapter in a Ubuntu 10.04?

How can I use an installed Ubuntu 12.04 system to install its driver rt2800usb (for a Ralink RT3070 net adapter), or a similar one that works, in Ubuntu 10.04? Is it possible? Thank you The driver's ...
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Auto-unmount USB drive

I used to work for a long time with ubuntu 10.10 and I changed to a recent machine so I had to move to Ubuntu 13.04. One feature I'm now missing is the auto umount of usb drives. I've not been able to ...