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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USB Keyboard works occasionally

A few days ago I bought a SL640 Hama USB keyboard to use on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. But I'm having problems, as it works one time out of 10! On my girlfriend's laptop, which runs Windows Vista, ...
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USB not recognized in Virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04 Host - Windows 7 Guest

I have Ubuntu 12.04 host and cannot detect usb devices on windows 7 guest on virtualbox (guest-addon is installed), though I configured vboxusers group and enabled it for my user account and still ...
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Can I extract a printer driver from a package?

I have a printer(Xerox Phaser 3140) that's working perfectly under precise with default drivers from ubuntu. However, when I try to connect it to a netbook running lubuntu precise, this same driver is ...
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Universal USB Installer does not recognize the iso file

I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 32-bit. Used the Universal USB Installer, but it wouldnt recognize the file. It was a clean download and I'm quite sure that its not damaged. Any suggestion or ...
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usb devices unacessible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing file permissions on USB external hard drive I have a funny thing happening with my USB devices. They are detected and show up as they should but I cannot write ...
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Nvidia problems. I think.

Let me start off by saying, I've been trying to run Ubuntu on my custom PC for about 2 years. From 10.04 to 12.04, this problem persists. When I try to boot Ubuntu from either a USB stick or a CD, I ...
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How to install Ubuntu OS on USB, without booting & Ubuntu OS running inside Win XP 32 bit & Win 7 home premium 64 bit?

Please help me install Ubuntu OS latest build on a Kingston Data Traveler USB 8 GB Stick FAT32, completely clean & formatted, now, WITHOUT BOOTING from USB, Ubuntu OS should load & run inside ...
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How to install Windows on my Ubuntu netbook from USB if BIOS does not support booting from USB?

I have a netbook running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to put Windows 7 on it (which I have on USB). However, my BIOS doesn't have booting from USB as an option. It only has HDD, LAN and FDD. I ...
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Why can I burn a Debian CD but fail to burn an Ubuntu CD? [closed]

I've downloaded ubuntu server 4 times now and burnt it over 10 times, trying to get it to work on an older machine. The burn goes through, and when the test phase hits there is always an error that ...
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How can I avoid having to manually type “sudo modprobe ndiswrapper” to initiate my usb wifi

I have installed ndiswrapper and the driver bcmwlhigh5.inf for my netgear usb wifi. After booting my wifi is always offline. I can activate it using the command sudo modprobe ndiswrapper the ...
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Why is the error, dd: /dev/rdisk1bs=1m: Operation not supported, popping up while trying to instal ubuntu on usb?

I am trying to install ubuntu onto my flash drive using the instructions from the website, http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx , and after step 8, the terminal asks for ...
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Clean Install of ubuntu from flash drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive? Can I install Ubuntu to a newly formatted h/d from the flash drive?
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How can i create a bootable usb on mac that is installable on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create an Ubuntu live USB using a Mac? i'm on a macbook and have an old pc with no operating system on it. is it possible to create a bootable usb installation ...
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How do I use an unbootable XP to remove Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop from a USB stick, but the system asks me a password and I don't know what it is. It may be old to have an Ubuntu installed and errors, but I can't remove, because ...
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Why is my USB data transfer so slow?

Whenever I do any kind of file transfer using USB, whether to a USB stick, or with my Android phone, or anything else, it is ridiculously slow. It says 59.8 KB/sec, which would be an awesome speed ...
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Why is my external USB hard drive sometimes completely inaccessible?

I have an external USB hard drive, consisting of an 1 TB SATA drive in a Rosewill RX35-AT-SU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure, plugged into my SONY VAIO VGN-NS310F laptop. It is ...
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Help with USB wireless network

I've problem with my USB Network Reciever Belkin. I can't get it to work. I've cd with drivers, are they only for Windows? If I start Ubuntu and try to click install.exe doesn't work. I'm getting ...
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Why are my USB 2.0 ports stuck in low-speed 1.0 mode?

My usb ports are stuck in 1.0 mode, i cant get them to work in 2.0 mode to get my devices to work. i tried a fresh install and rebootng many times, the mouse is slow and jumpy and transfers take a ...
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Cannot mount USB memory in Ubuntu 12.04

Over the night I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. Since I am yet unable to access my actual installation I boot the Live CD from which I installed (takes ages in a fast system). I ...
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Can't install ubuntu, continue button doesnt work

I have a laptop without an internal hard drive and I'm struggling to make it work from a USB drive. I have used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.0.1 to install Ubuntu onto my USB drive. I specified a 250 ...
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How do I get my TRENDnet 150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB Adapter to stay connected to the internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? How do I get my TRENDnet 150Mbps Micro Wireless N USB Adapter to stay connected? it doesn't ...
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Why does my FAT32 USB attached disk not mount in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I run Ubuntu 12.04 x64. I have a FAT32 USB disk with valuable data on it but it does not mount. I can see and access it when I plug it in to a Windows machine, but not on Ubuntu. I tried all kind of ...
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USB microphone (Samson C01U) works, then disappears

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. My Samson C01U USB microphone, which has worked for many years on Ubuntu, now is having problems. The symptom is as follows. After a reboot, the ...
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Can't get USB flash drive to boot [closed]

I created a USB stick using Universal USB Installer and file ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso. When I plug it into my notebook and start up it just freezes with the following message. SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD ...
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USB Ubuntu 12.4 boot problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! Salam everyone. I searched the entire forum but no solution worked for me. I downloaded the ISO image of ...
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Unable to make sound play in headset

Top right, I click the sound icon, select sound settings, and connect my USB-headset. I can them see the headset being detected as it pops up in the menu. I click it, and expect the currently played ...
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ubuntu won't boot after install USB\CD

I want to replace windows with Ubuntu, so I installed it on my hard drive from a USB stick and a CD, but every time I try to install it, and when it gets done installing, i reboot the computer but all ...
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How do you create a bootable USB stick using windows 7

I've downloaded Ubuntu desktop (the .iso file that is) on a windows 7 machine and want to create a bootable USB stick in order to install it onto a laptop which currently has no OS. Is there a way to ...
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Accidently installed grub to usb

While doing a fresh ubuntu install (dual boot with XP using resize), I somehow managed to install grub to the source usb instead of to the harddrive. Normal harddrive boot goes straight to XP. Booting ...
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How to make bootable pendrive to install ubuntu os?

I am a newbie to all of this stuff. Initially I had a OS CD of Ubuntu 10.4 version. I never tried to install it. Now I have lost my CD somewhere. Earlier I copied the content to my laptop. When I ...
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import mini DV films from Samsung digital cam VP-D353 [USB]

I tried to import mini DV films from my old video camera (Samsung VP-D353) and it's not recognised by my Lubuntu 12.04 system. I tried "DVGRAB" which should work, but it doesn't. I found this ...
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how can I send file to playbook via USB?

Is there any way to send files to RIM Playbook via USB? I see device in lsusb (listed as ID 0fca:8020 Research In Motion, Ltd), but device is not mounted in Nautilus.
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Installing Ubuntu in a pen drive instead of Hard Disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to an USB key? I have made a bootable pendrive for Ubuntu 12. 04. Currently I am running it like a live CD by just using "try Ubuntu" option. But ...
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Stuck at boot, both with wubi and USB

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 through USB and with wubi interface. Nothing works. With USB, I will enter the main menu, doesn't matter what i choose, "install ubuntu on a hard drive" or "boot ...
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How do I get Ubuntu 11.10 to recognize my external drive?

I have a Seagate external drive that I've used with my Mac (firewire). I've just installed Ubuntu on a new netbook, so I've had to use the USB cable for the drive. When I plug it into the netbook, I ...
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Getting Bose USB speakers to run through USB without crackling

I know there is a similar post here: USB Bose speakers with ubuntu 12.04 But it hasn't been resolved/answered and I've learned a little more about the problem, so I thought I'd start a new thread on ...
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ubuntu 12.04 usb audio card roland duo-capture not recognized

I need high quality usb audio card for ubuntu 12.04 PCs so I bought Roland Duo-Capture which is very promising. the problem is that with: cat /proc/asound/cards I can see only the integrated audio ...
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How to copy existing movie files on ipad to watch?

I have an iPad and a desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 with lots of movie files of various formats (avi, mp4, m4v, etc). Is it possible to transfer those files from within linux directly to the iPad ...
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Is there any way to use Ubuntu with an Android phone?

Could I plug in my Android phone into my Ubuntu PC via USB cable and have text messages and such appear in my Ubuntu notifications? Or something like that (similar to the Ubuntu for Android ...
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Persistent Live Usb using netbook [duplicate]

hello second question xD as i said earlier i have a netbook and was looking thru persistent live usb making and all guides seem to need that i boot from live cd but my netbook doesn't have an optical ...
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USB encrypted VM with Ubuntu

New User here trying to get involved with Linux. Let me first say that I am enthralled with the Linux community, everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to offer input. Question: I would like to ...
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What does “upgrade volume detected” mean when creating a bootable usb stick?

When creating a bootable usb stick for Ubuntu 12.04 server edition, the startup disk creator pops up the "installation complete" window and another window titled "Upgrade volume detected" which says ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB

Just made my USB bootable via pendrivelinux but now when I reboot I can't choose the USB - my only options to show up are Windows 7 and Ubuntu from a previous wubi version I used (won't boot, btw) ...
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Should I copy MP3s to USB? [closed]

I am using 12.04. Would my laptop battery last longer if I copy my .mp3 files to a USB memory stick, then play them from there rather than from the HDD? Thanks, Dennis
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Error creating an .img file from an .ISO (MD5 verified)

I was following the instructions on this website to create a bootable USB flash drive on a Mac: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx The instruction: hdiutil convert ...
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Imac g5 with no OS nor CD drive

What I want: Ubuntu on a g5 Imac. What I have: An empty PC (Intel g5 17" Imac) with broken CD drive. Its model is A1173. This PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and an old Vista partition. a usb flash drive. ...
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Problem with a DNA sequencer

I have recently obtained the MinION USB genome (DNA) sequencer, which to my disappointment doesn't seem to be working in Ubuntu properly. I'm using the 12.04 release of Ubuntu. The sequencer is ...
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Is it possible to power up ports on a USB hub from Ubuntu?

I have a D-Link DUB-H7 powered USB 2.0 hub connected to my computer. Occasionally when I reboot the system, I've noticed that some of the ports on the hub get powered down: the green light next to ...
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USB Bose speakers with ubuntu 12.04

On a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 my Bose USB weren't working at all. I read through a large number of posts here and elsewehre on Bose or USB speakers. I tried many things (modifying a number of ...
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Program to install Ubuntu from a USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive? I want to install Ubuntu in my computer from USB (With out copy ubuntu iso to a DVD) because in my EEEpc i haven´t DVD. What ...