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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Loading up Ubuntu from a USB

When I try to boot Ubuntu when it gives me a choice between Windows 8 and Ubuntu, it comes up with a screen that tells me to put in the Windows Installation Disc. I started to use a USB. I ...
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Step 2 of Windows liveUSB instructions are not clear to me

I want to make a bootable USB stick. I run the UUI. I see the instructions on Official Ubuntu site Step 1 says: Select "Ubuntu Desktop Edition" from the dropdown list Okay, so the actual title of ...
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How to give USB access to VirtualBox when non-root

I'm a member of vboxusers group. I installed the extension pack. When running VirtualBox as non-root, USB devices are visible but grayed-out. When running VirtualBox as root then it works fine. How ...
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Booting Ubuntu with a USB without CD-ROM detection

I am using the unetbootin application to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However, when booting the server the installer menu wants to detect and mount the CD-ROM, which i don't have. So ...
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how to create bootable usb stick for mac on ubuntu?

I would like to make a bootable usb on Ubutu to boot on mac. Please help. thanks in advance
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Lubuntu Full Install on USB Drive with Full Disk Encryption and Grub2

I apologise for the wall of text, but I want you to scrutinize my thought-process to make sure there's no mistakes and no other way around it: I wish to have a full install of lubuntu with full disk ...
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Getting file system free space

This isn't a problem as such, more a request for information based on ignorance of the Linux filesystem. The very short question is: How do I find out how much free and used space there is on the ...
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Cannot see certain files on USB mounted device (MTP Android Xperia Play)

I'm using an emulator for PS2 and I was going to transfer my .iso files from my Xperia Play to Ubuntu 12.04. So I look for my .iso's in the folder through file manager and it looks as it's empty, ...
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cannot boot neither of my dual-boot OS

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10, along side my Windows, as dual-boot. But then the installation threw error. Apparently the installation file was corrupted when making the USB bootable. Anyway, I ...
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Can I run Ubuntu from a from a pen drive? [duplicate]

I was thinking if I can run Ubuntu from a pen drive, like rather than have it run from a CD would it be possible to run it from a pen drive...
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Still can't use usb in virtualbox after extension install in ubuntu 13.04

I've downloaded the latest virtualbox 4.3 for ubuntu 13.04. And I've downloaded the latest version of the extension pack for this version, intended to enable the use of usb on a guest operating ...
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Ubuntu-touch reverse USB tethering

I'm trying to get internet from my Nexus 4 ubuntu-touch through the usb as described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Android_Tethering (this is for Android) What I cannot accomplish is to ...
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ubuntu 13.10 doesn't detect my android phone(Gingerbread)

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, after the upgrade when i try to mount my phone's disk (FAT fs),it doesn't show up as a drive ,the "dmesg" command shows "unable to enumerate USB on port ...
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How to get rid of /dev/loopN

On my Ubuntu 13.04 Lenovo notebook, I tried to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 13.10 for a MacBook Air decided to go to Ubuntu too. The "Startmedienersteller" (sorry, German UI, may be start ...
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copy files to Nexus 4 on Kubuntu (13.04)

I know, this has been asked a few times already but I'm still having troubles to get files copied my new Nexus 4 phone mounted on my Kubuntu 13.04 machine. I followed the guide at: ...
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Errors with USB device during boot?

Explanation I just built a new computer. Here are the specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 CPU: AMD FX 8350 SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW RAM: G.SKILL F3-1600C9Q-32GXM Initially I ...
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Can Full Verson Ubuntu be Installed on USB Drive? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu several times on my thumb drive. First times were on 8 gig thumb drives. I noticed I could not save anything as when I rebooted, it was all gone. So, I got a 30 gig drive, ...
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USB keyboard hit and miss as to whether it will work on boot-up

I am new to Ubuntu. Have installed 12.04 on a slave drive while I migrate. Usually booting into Ubuntu goes without a hitch but recently I often find I am unable to use the keyboard, and log-in ...
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I need my pendrive to boot into Ubuntu, how to correct this and boot from the HDD?

I installed Ubuntu through USB. Instillation was successful. But when I restarted my laptop it didn't boot. So planed install it again when started selected install from USB. it booted my previous ...
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My feenix nascita mouse isn't moving my cursor. Ubuntu version appears to not matter. How do I debug this, and get the mouse working?

I had 13.04, upgraded to 13.10, and did a fresh install of 13.10, no luck. Any ideas? Just tail -f'd my syslog and plugged in the mouse. here is what I got: Oct 26 16:15:50 Orithyia kernel: ...
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No boot record when installing 13.04 from USB on WinXP

I'm replacing WinXP with 13.04 on an older PC using wubi.exe on a USB stick. I had no problem changing the BIOS on another system that was a bit newer but when I change the settings on the older PC ...
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Installing Ubuntu by usb

Hello i had a problem with installing Ubuntu's latest version on my Windows,i tried to use a usb stick put Universal-Usb-Installer in it,i chose the file and where do i want to install but "create" ...
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USB flash drives being mounted read-only in 13.10

Ever since installing 13.10 (x64) every time I insert a USB flash drive, it mounts as read-only. I tried using three different drives, and they all get mounted read-only. They were working fine on ...
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Porting an installed partition of Ubuntu on a USB stick for the road

I wanted to know if anybody knows of a way to "take away" on a bootable USB key my own installed partition from my laptop (currently 13.04) for use on the road. The goal is to have my own fully ...
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Epson Stylus SX235W with Ubuntu 12.04 - Scanner not recognised

I'm setting up a new computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and am having trouble getting the scanner on my Epson Stylus SX235W All-in-one to be recognised. I would like to be able to use the 'Image Scan! For ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 12.04-64bit from a USB from Compaq CQ58

I try to boot Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit on my Compaq CQ58 laptop from a USB but it is not working. I've correctly installed the Ubuntu on my pen drive following the instructions on Ubuntu website. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my netbook [duplicate]

I used YUMI to make a bootable USB stick and I used both 12.04 and 13.10 iso files. On booting my laptop, it displays the YUMI image and asks for the kernel image of my choice. When I choose 12.04 or ...
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Fuji camera “mounts” but folder not in Dolphin After Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade

Fuji camera mount reported in attached devices but not visible in Dolphin After Kubuntu 13.10 upgrade Have reinstalled the driver, and a few other suggestions, for other cameras mounts failing on ...
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how to create a bootable usb on mac to install ubuntu into a formatted PC?

hi I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only ubuntu to my PC and will ...
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execute a shell script when USB is connected [duplicate]

I am working on an application which deals with all kinds of USB storage devices(such as taking backup, updating DataLogFile etc) My problem is : I want to write a shell script which is stored in ...
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TPLINK WN8200ND usb wifi not working

i have an ubuntu version in a desktop pc, and i have an usb wifi adaptador brand TP-LINK WN8200ND with a chipset brand REALTEK rtl8192cu, and i can't make it work. I've tried everything, ndiswrapper, ...
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I can't boot from USB: Error setting up gfxboot

I have a Toshiba NB305 netbook, so if I want to install Ubuntu I have to do it by an USB. I download the ISO from the official webside and burnt it to the USB and when I try to install the system I ...
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“Startup Disk Creator” doesn't see my USB Hard Disk

I have used Startup Disk Creator several times before succesfully creating bootable usb pendrives from iso images. However, now I'm trying to do the same with a Western Digital external USB portable ...
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How to repair an external harddrive?

I would like to reformat my hard disk, and if possible recover the (somewhat unimportant) contents if possible. I have a Western Digital 1TB hard drive which had a NTFS partition. I unplugged the ...
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USB gets disabled when i boot in linux 3.5.7 / (ubuntu 12.04)

I have connected USB keyboard & mouse to core i7 intel processor.When i boot my system in ubuntu with kernel 3.2.21 it runs properly i.e usb keyboard & usb mouse works satisfactorily. ISSUE ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - no USB devices after restart

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 13.10. I was trying to install wine and it hung up so I decided to restart the computer instead of killing processes at random (no, I didn't kill any processes). After ...
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What are some recommendable wireless USB network adapters for Ubuntu? [closed]

I recently built a new PC and though I bought a wireless USB network adapter, I later realized that it doesn't support Linux. What are some suggestions for good USB wireless adapters for Linux ? ...
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Machine check error when booting from USB

I am trying to install 13.10. I have created a startup USB with the built-in startup disk creator and I have also tried using unetbootin, both give me this error on boot-up, just a black screen with ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Wifi not discovered

I first started using Ubuntu at v13.04 last monday straight onto my new computer, it has only seen Ubuntu. When i bought the desktop i also purchased a D-Link DWA-123 Model USB wifi adapter. It was ...
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'libmtp error: unknown error' while opening files on android internal storage [closed]

I connect my Android phone to Ubuntu 13.10 through USB to access to its internal storage. Whenever I try to open a file directly from the phone memory, it displays an error saying that the file ...
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CD help and Dead Computer

I am trying to burn 12.04 on a CD. Should be it working or is it not? After reading a couple of other forums that relates to this question, they say to use a 700MB CD which I am but again is not ...
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Connecting a Nexus 7 to Ubuntu [duplicate]

What is the best way to connect a Nexus 7 by USB and transfer files to/from Ubuntu? I had a bit of a fiddle with mtpfs but didn't get very far as it seems to hang when I connect the device. I have ...
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How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on Windows?

Right, I'll get right to it. How can I make a Linux Live USB on Windows, that I can use on a Mac. In front of me, I have a Windows laptop, and a dropped Mac Book Pro that won't properly boot. I need ...
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not getting grub selection menu while booting ubuntu from usb

i am tring to boot Ubuntu 13.04 desktop from usb, right now i don't have any os, after entering boot device selection when i select boot from USB nothing happens, blank screen comes with a blinking ...
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Move Ubuntu server from 64gb SD to 16gb USB

I'm tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I've recently built myself a home server to store and save all my media. I installed Ubuntu server 12.04LTS and setup a bunch of stuff on a 64gb SD ...
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Why is my Wacom Intuos tablet not detected?

I need a little help trying to install a Wacom Intuos tablet, model number CTL-480/S. My installation of Ubuntu 13.04, 64bit, doesn't seem to be able to detect the device. I've tried an few different ...
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Best way to automagically mount and share USB drives in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'd like to find a way to automatically mount any external usb drive connected to my server, and then to automatically share it via samba. The main thing that confuses me is how to handle unmounting ...
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Can't connect to with TP-LINK USB wifi

My notebook's internal WIFI adapter stopped working (maybe because of overheating?). I bought a USB WIFI (TP-LINK 150Mbs Wireless N USB Adapter TL-WN723N). Now internet is fine in Windows 7. But not ...
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Toram option and persistence on live USB

I created an Ubuntu live USB using UNetbootin. I also know that the to RAM option would speed up the OS in exchange of RAM. But when I do append persistence with the toram to the boot options, it ...
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booting off a usb drive [duplicate]

once i click the usb drive to boot off of it says "SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-13 Copyright (C) 1994-1012 H. Peter Anvin et al" the rest of the screen is black and i have no idea what to do. can ...