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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Unable to eject/safely unmount USB drive

So I'm trying to safely remove this USB drive, because when I don't it does not work properly. When I go on Nautilus and try to eject it, I get this error message: Error ejecting: eject exited with ...
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How to manage USB powering for sleep mode?

How to disable USB powering for sleep mode while on AC? Settings for each controller or each device would be nice, but I'm glad to see even a global setting. If on AC, after my Ubuntu turns asleep it ...
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Can't seem to boot Ubuntu from USB on VAIO laptop

Over the past two days I've been trying to boot Ubuntu from my VAIO laptop. I have installed it on an older laptop and desktop before, and I would like to install it on this one, but I can't even get ...
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USB partition problem

So i had a USB drive that i used to install Ubuntu here and there. It started having problems a little while ago. Now its like this: USB partitions When i try to erase a partition i get this Error. ...
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Two PS3 controllers connected via USB identified as one

I'm currently trying to get 2 PS3 controllers (that are connected via USB) to work on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. For most games this works out-of-the-box but some games such as Shutter identify the two ...
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12.04 not recognizing data on USB

I recently got the Sims 3, and copied the ISO to my computer which runs windows 7. I then moved the ISO to my laptop, which runs Ubuntu 12.04, and it would mount the ISO, but it would appear to be ...
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How can I find out what the settings in /sys/bus/usb/devices/<id>/power mean?

I am trying to hammer out an issue with one of my USB hard drives constantly falling asleep and waking back up. I made my way into /sys/bus/usb/devices/3-4/power .. inside are a number of settings: ...
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Must I format my USB disk even if it is already FAT32?

I am learning django (a high-level Python Web framework). and I am interested in ubuntu. My OS is WIN8 and I decide to create a bootable USB stick with the tool Pen Drive Linux's USB. I already have ...
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Booting from USB HDD, GRUB2 fails to load(Black Screen) and no GRUB rescue

I recently installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 onto a USB hard drive using unetbootin(which used extlinux as the initial bootloader during install) and have been having problems where GRUB2 isn't ...
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Booting from usb always in nomodeset?

I am booting ubuntu 12.04 from a usb made with linux live usb creator. It is fine as long as I select the nomodeset option at the purple ubuntu screen. The question is: How can I set this mode to ...
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Huawei UML397 U.S. Cellular 4G LTE Broadband USB Modem?

I am using Zorin OS 6 LTS, which I believe is technically Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Anyway, I was using an older 3G Modem from U.S. Cellular, and it worked perfectly with an easy setup (following this ...
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Basic multiboot USB guide

There are some Question here on askubuntu about this. but they mostly use GUI, and or cli. What am looking for is, a basic guide on how to install grub or other on my 16GB USB, and a simple guide on ...
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USB Drive not Auto Mounting After Ejecting

Yesterday I plugged my USB drive into my ubuntu 13.10 laptop, it auto mounted and I clicked into a few directories and opened a couple of files, everything looked good. Then I ejected it. Today I ...
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Slow file copy from flash drives (phone, camera)

OS is Ubuntu 12.10 and device im trying to copy from is Android phone or digital camera. In both cases moving single pictures to attached usb 2.0 hdd or sata disk is OK, but smaller videos and bunch ...
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Creating an install drive - can not open output file autorun.inf

I am trying to make an install/boot drive for a computer that has no operating system and no optical drive. I used the ISO from Ubuntu.com and the burner from pendrivelinux.com. When the program ...
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Download 12.04 onto bootable usb

I follow the instructions, "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I have downloaded pendrivelinux.com. I select the distribution I wish to put on to my USB, which is ubuntu. Step two, ...
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Lenovo USB Monitor - LT1423p

Morning all, I have recently aquired a USB Lenovo monitor, LT1423p but it is not working in Ubuntu 13.10. I have read through the forums and googled like a madman and can find alot of information ...
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how to make bootable usb file of win7.nrg in ubuntu?

i have image of windows 7 ultimate in my laptop and i burned it into dvd but now it's currupted and i can't use the media. and i want to learn how to make usb bootable disk of win7.nrg into my pen ...
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PNY 32GB Flash drive not working after transferring files?

I just bought a brand new 32GB flash drive (PNY) and I formatted a FAT file system as I wanted to use on both my Ubuntu and Windows machines. It was working properly after transferring data from a ...
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Installed from USB. It says “complete”, but after reboot still tries to install

So I am 100% new to Ubuntu and have little knowledge of what I am doing but here it goes. So I burn the latest Ubuntu onto a USB then check it and everything seems fine so I go and boot off of that ...
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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 ...