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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A wireless USB receiver that works out of the box on Ubuntu

I have a desktop computer with no wired internet access; however, I do have access to a wireless connection. I am running Ubunt 13.10. I do not have a builtin wireless on this desktop, so I am ...
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition when installing Ubuntu from USB

I've prepared a PC for installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. These are the steps I've taken: Shrunk the C: drive to create 60GB for Ubuntu. The Disk Management utility confirms that ...
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on my lenovo which has four partitions

I own a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad and in the process of installing Ubuntu through a USB I cannot install alongside windows as it already has four partitions: /dev/sda1 (Windows 7 Loader) ntfs (Size 209MB ...
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An error occurred while mounting

Well I'm elbow deep in new territory, built my first PC and decided to load it with Ubuntu. I have no idea where I am... Here's the skinny. This is my stuff: ASRock 970 Extreme3.0 R2.0 AMD FX ...
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Usb keyboard and mouse recognized but not working in Ubuntu 12.04

For a while now my usb keyboard and mouse have stopped working in ubuntu 12.04 after some update. At least the keyboard works up until grub, but fails right after selecting the boot option. I can SSH ...
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USB devices don't get detected

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. My USB ports don't detect USB devices connected to them. When you connect and disconnect anything to/from USB ports and monitor with lsusb nothing changes. Every now and ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-99 5-in-1 Card Reader help

I am trying to use a SanDisk brand card-reader but the system does not respond when I plug in an SD card. The SanDisk website lists only Windows as a compatible OS for this device, but I have seen ...
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ssh server does not start on lubuntu live image

I installed the lubuntu 13.10 32bit iso image with usb-creator-gtk on a USB stick and assigned 2GB of persistent storage to it. That's for a thin client, which does not have any storage of itself at ...
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Why does the startup block access to my bootable usb? [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu long term support on this PC. The pc is to be passed on to a family member who wants an installation of windows. I have attempted to boot from a bootable windows CD, a ...
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move files to usb drive using right click

When I insert an USB drive, I want a right click menu (contextual menu) by which I will be able to copy / move files between harddisk and USB drive similar to the send to menu in windows. In Ubuntu 12....
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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Can I free permissions on a USB drive?

I need a simple way to change permissions so that anyone can read and write anywhere on the drive. If it can be done without the terminal, so much the better! Long version: 3 years ago I bought a ...
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Command to restart single USB port

my mouse is broken and it disconnects from time to time. Unplugging and plugging it again works - it reconnects and works fine until next time (disconnects every hour or so so it's tolerable). When I'...
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Is there specific install instructions, or Ubuntu version for install to a flash drive?

What version of Ubuntu can I install onto a USB 3.0 flash drive so that I can boot directly from it and take no chance of affecting, in any way, my Windows XP/Windows 7 multi-boot (its boot sector or ...
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Yet another “Computer won't boot from Ubuntu Install Media” question

I've been banging my head against a wall. I have an older machine with a Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard. For some reason it'll boot other installs from USB and CD/DVD-ROM, but not Ubuntu. (Tried ...
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Usb headset trouble

I'm having troubles with my usb headset. felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no se encontraron tarjetas de sonido... felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ sudo aplay -l [sudo] password for ...
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How do I install an ASUS USB-AC56 WiFi adapter?

I'm trying to get this ASUS USB-AC56 adapter installed on Ubuntu 12.04, but when I try to extract the Linux file from the cd, it says I don't have the right permissions to extract. I tried downloading ...
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Broken USB-drive not given a name with lsblk

I dd'ed my 64gb flashdrive last week, and did not realise that the iso was corrupted until the dd was done. The drive is no longer detected when plugging it and plugging it out. I tried it on a ...
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How to connect Nikon D800 to Ubuntu?

(Nearly-new Ubuntu user here.) What is the best way to connect my Nikon D800 to Ubuntu? When I plug the USB cable into the computer, I get an error message saying Unable to mount NIKON DSC D800 ...
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live usb corrupted

need your help. i was using the LTS version via usb drive on, 5 days earlier i downloaded the latest 13.10 version and decided to install on the laptop. i've win xp installed on my system. so i tried ...
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How to share Keyboard and Mouse Via Bluetooth? (Like in windows Control)

The GoalAfter pairing A Host Windows machine to a... 1. -Another windows machine 2. -Android machine: Phone/tablet/etc... I can use my Hosts Keyboard and mouse to control it. I cannot do this in ...
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Unable to use a live usb.

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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External Harddrive not recognized [closed]

I have a 500gb usb harddrive. It works with other computers and I have swapped the cable around with others. I have ran dmesg and it says that a seagate is inserted but it still does not come up....
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 From USB

I formatted my PC and installed Win7. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. After I burn the iso file to 8GB USB stick with "iso to usb", restarted and I get this error: BOOTMGR is missing ...
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Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I would also like to run Linux, but I do not want to remove Windows, as many of the programs I use for school are only Windows-...
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(two part) Do i need a bootable usb to install ubuntu 13.10 on a os-less computer? and if i do, how do i create one on my mac?

i'm fairly sure i need a bootable usb for my new self built computer, but i'm not 100 certain, so i'm asking. and as for how to make a bootable usb, i have a usb in FAT 32 format, and i got stuck on ...
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Disabled my built in laptop camera, but it re-enables after reboot

I'm on 12.04LTS. I have an external USB HD cam that I run as default (preferably). To do this, after every reboot I have to run sudo su -c 'echo "0" > /sys/bus/usb/devices/1-1.4/...
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How do I set DocumentRoot/Directory path in XAMPP httpd.conf to USB flash folder?

I use Lubuntu 13.10 with XAMPP for Linux 1.8.3 and my USB flash is FAt32 formated. When I try to set XAMPP configuration file /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf: <Directory /> Order allow,deny ...
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Ubuntu Wont Uninstall On My Windows 8.1 Pro With Uefi! Usb Stick|

I can't Install Ubuntu 12.04.3 to my notebook PC. I've tried everything from USB Drives to CD/DVD. I Also Have UEFI and here are my system info: Windows Edition: Windows 8.1 Pro Manufacturer: ...
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Trouble finding ubuntu compatable usb wifi adapters [closed]

I've read the forums, I looked at that page that everyone posts on. I don't mean to sound like a douche but can you guys just seriously help a noob out and recommend a USB wifi device that works in ...
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How to read ubuntu installed on the hard drive from the USB device (no recover GRUB) [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my hard drive working without any problems, but after installing a program called "Acronis True Image" and using its "try and decide" function, I lost GRUB. How do I ...
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File readeable on computer, but not on USB [duplicate]

I just have A REALLY BIG PROBLEM. I've made a pdf file, and on my pc is readeable, and on others pc (I've send link to download to others) but, when i put it on my USB flashdrive it's not readeable ...
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USB internet (airtel - Huawei E392) dongle not detected after upgrade to 12.10

I upgraded the ubuntu on my laptop from 12.04 -> 12.10. In 12.04, I followed the installation procedure for linux. Whenever i connect the USB dongle, the application launches on detection and I can ...
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When extracting an ISO, it warns of low disk space, but I have 15 gigs at least. No idea what to do

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried bleachbit, tweak, and all sorts of things. I removed old kernels, orphan files, cleared cache, just almost everything you can think of. I deleted programs, and games I ...
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How to move Ubuntu grub from usb to hdd boot

My question is virtually the same as another asked here (How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD), but a little ambiguity leaves me wondering if the answer applies to me. I installed Ubuntu to ...
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flash and usb drives showing up as RO in GNOME

Cannot drag and drop items onto flash and USB drive. Receiving an error stating that the device is read-only, however, I am able to copy to these devices from the CLI.
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libv4l2 error when using webcam with USB 3.0

I'm experiencing a problem when trying to use a webcam with my USB 3.0 ports. I have no problem using the USB 2.0 ports. I get the following error in guvcview or cheese: libv4l2: error turning on ...
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Switch from Ubuntu to Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to switch from ubuntu to windows 7 using usb because I don't have a dvd/cd drive pls help
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“PXE-E61: Media test failure” installation boot problem with Ubuntu

For the first time in my Life I am installing an OS. I installed it properly using a USB. After the installation, it asked to restart. On restarting, two things are happening: I restart with the ...
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Running a Script on connecting USB device

Please don't mark this as duplicate as this is a different question! I am trying to run a script whenever a pendrive is connected to my system. I followed this and this question And it is working but ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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Why does my external HDD unmount itself?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I've got an external HDD connected to my PC via USB 2.0. When I mount the HDD after booting, everything works in the first few minutes. But when I start copying files from ...
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Does dual-boot negatively affect performance?

I only have one hard disk and Windows 7 is currently installed on it. I'm considering dual-boot but I was wondering: Will having Ubuntu and Windows at the same time with only one HDD affect my PC's ...
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13.10 Booting problem

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10m (OEM) onto a system from a usb flash drive but cannot seem to boot without the drive plugged in. When I boot WITH the drive plugged in, my only options are to install ...
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USB mouse/keyboard stopped working ubuntu 12.04 lts 32 bit

I have Logitech easy call desktop set. (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/136) I've recently changed my graphic card from nvidia to ati this usb set stopped working in ubuntu 12.04 after that.. ...
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Computer doesn't recognize USB device

I am trying to use an iPod with Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 12.04. I was going to post this as an iPod problem, but it looks like it is bigger than that. When I plug in the iPod in my computer, it reads ...
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USB Audio Dongle for Ubuntu 13.10

I just converted another user to Ubuntu, but unfortunately her onboard sound is currently non-functioning due to a long standing bug, so I'm hoping someone can suggest a cheap USB audio dongle that is ...