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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I can't boot ubuntu 13.04 from a usb stick

I had been using Universal USB Installer in order to create a bootable Ubuntu 13.04 USB. However, when I actually tried to boot it through BIOS on Windows 7 it just did not do anything. Screen would ...
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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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3G USB MODEMS NOT WORKING IN UBUNTU 13.04 [closed]

WHAT HAPPENED TO UBUNTU THAT IT HARDLY SUPPORT ANY TYPE OF 3G USB MODEM, IT REQUIRE A LOT OF GOOGLING TO GET THE MODEM WORK. IS THERE ANY PERMANENT SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM IN FUTURE RELEASES GAURAV ...
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boot from USB. How can I do [duplicate]

How can I boot UBUNTU installer from USB stick? I did it last year I don't remember how. I used a software from windows. In bios setup menu there is not 'USB' in the options
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New install and I can't get Ubuntu to work

First of all what happened > I made an Ubuntu live USB to install Ubuntu Raring Ringtail. After Ubuntu said that "it has installed successfully and you need to restart your computer" (Why it doesn't ...
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Does installing Ubuntu from itself on a flash drive install it on my hard drive?

I apologize for the horribly worded title, but it's all I could think of. Anyway, I have a MacBook Pro and I've followed the instructions here: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot from usb

So I want to switch from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.10. I used UNetBootin to create the usb. I have Linux Mint 15, and am trying to get Ubuntu to load from the usb. But when I restart my computer it ...
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About installing usb modem

I am using ubuntu 11.in which if i plug in my visiontek usb modem it is not detected.please help me..how to use the modem in ubuntu and give me the steps?!
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Access USB In virtualbox ruinning Windows XP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP as a guest in virtualbox and Ubuntu 12.04 as a host. I want to access the usb from windows xp, so I followed the instructions in this topic : How to access USB in VirtualBox running ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 lts doesnt recognize my 500gb external hard disk

Previously i had windows 8 installed and changed back to Ubuntu, i think Ive messed up the hdd drive (freecom 500gb)
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how do i run ubuntu after unzipping download on usb drive [duplicate]

I went to the penlinux download site and did not see the screen as shown on the ubuntu site , so I wen to the down load page on ubuntu downloaded the desktop in a zip file to a usb stick drive ...
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Filco Majestouch, TenKeyPad not working in 13.04

I have an issue with a Filco Majestouch numberpad - in the fact that it freezes on a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 (x64) (finally made ubuntu my primary boot, as opposed to Windows) - If I unplug the ...
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AVerTV Hybrid Volar Q

I have recently received a AVerTV Hybrid Volar Q USB TV tuner and it works great in Windows. However, I am unable to get Ubuntu to detect it. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has managed to ...
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Storing data on the harddrive or other flash drives from a bootable USB Stick

we are looking at options for deploying some simple software to hundreds of enrollment centres. We are thinking of using bootable USB sticks. However, we would need to take backups. So the ...
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Restricting usb access [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu as a server with windows XP clients. I need to block USB ports for clients (xp) through ubuntu from accessing storage media without affecting the USB I/O devices. Is there any ...
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Restricting usb usage [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu as a server with windows XP clients. I need to block USB ports for clients (xp) through ubuntu from accessing storage media without affecting the USB I/O devices. Is there any ...
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How do I restrict USB access?

I am the system administrator on a network using a single Ubuntu 12.04 computer as a server and several Windows (XP) clients. Is it possible to restrict users from accessing USB storage devices on ...
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wake up ubuntu 13.04 from sleep using usb

I have Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit x86 on my laptop and I am trying to make it possible to wake up using my wireless keyboard, thus I need to enable wake up on USB. I have read several guides but it simply ...
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unable to install ubuntu from usb drive

i was installing windows and suddenly it showed msg that computer could install windows as it was unable to retrive some files ever since than when ever i m trying to install windows it show status ...
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external USB drive getting mounted as ro

mount displays: /dev/sdc2 on /media/My Book type hfsplus (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks) Is there a way to mount this as rw, and copy data. This was working with Mac OSX, and on Mac its no loger ...
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USB 3.0 ports not working after suspend

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X4C ultrabook, and since I upgraded to 12.10 and then 13.04, my USB 3.0 ports (two on the right side) don't work anymore after my computer wakes up from suspend mode. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 No USB sound output for Audiolab Q-DAC

Recently I upgraded my sound system from using mobo's internal audio output to USB2.0 by connecting to a USB DAC (Audiolab Q-DAC). The first time connecting the UBUNTU 12.10 to USB DAC was successful, ...
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Booting from USB

I created a bootable USB and booted from the USB drive, but I don't get the Ubunutu screen when the computer starts. I get my usual windows desktop. I don't get the welcome screen with the options ...
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External Hard Drive Won't Mount But Is Detected

Yesterday I bought an external drive and after reformatting it to ext4, Ubuntu could no longer "see" it. I asked for help, and eventually came to the conclusion that the drive was somewhat defective. ...
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Getting iMac mid 2011 to dual-boot ubuntu from USB drive

I have been trying to get my iMac mid 2011 to dual boot Ubuntu with Lion or Mountain Lion. First I tried with an ubuntu DVD with no success then a formatted USB drive using the instructions here: ...
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Cannot get USB gamepad to work in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get a cheap usb gamepad to work under Ubuntu 12.04 running on my arm chromebook (using chroot). After plugging in the gamepad, dmesg shows: [ 5879.411510] usb 2-1: new low-speed USB ...
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SYSLINUX 4.06 error on boot

I'm a college student majoring in computer science and I thought it was finally time to switch to a "computer scientists" operation system. I decided to try ubuntu first because it seems like the ...
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How can I “install” a driver for a USB-to-Serial adapter?

I have a USB-to-Serial adapter, Belkin F5U109, that I need to use with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have found what appears to be a compatible driver, umct.4freebsd.gz (found here: ...
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ALTERNATIVE TO Installing ubuntu from USB in iMac5,1 with buggy EIF that does not allow to boot from non HFS+ drives? [duplicate]

*strong text*To put you into perspective: I'm no newby AND I'm close to nuclear meltdown. I have tried to create a bootable USB stick using a 4GB stick and using the method with dd and the IMG file. ...
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Cannot format flash drive due to write protection

Okay, just the other day, I was trying to install Ubuntu on an 8GB flash drive. Near the end of the installation process, the install failed. The flash drive is now entirely dysfunctional. At first, ...
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Wakeup Ubuntu 13.04 with usb keyboard

I am trying to wakeup my laptop using a wireless keyboard. Therefor I need to enable usb wakeup. Can anybode make a very easy-to-follow guide.
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How to mount an Android (2.3.4) device on Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu recognizes the device, and seemingly assigned it to sdc in this instance, but mount keeps returning a 'no medium found' message. Here is lsusb output: us 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 - Hard Drive not recognized

I have an HP ProBook 4520 and I am trying to do a dual install with Windows 7. The USB device I used only detects itself as an installable location. If I exit the installer and open up the file ...
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Correct kernel version to install on a Motion Computing m1400 tablet?

I am looking for some help installing Ubuntu on my m1400 Motion Computing tablet. I have tried the latest version (ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-i386.iso) with the Universal USB installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu into USB drive [duplicate]

I have a windows XP machine and my hard disk crashed and i cannot get a replacement ATA hard drive now a days. I downloaded the rar file of ubuntu rar. How can i install into a USB drive so that from ...
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USB Drive won't mount

I have a Lexar 16GB USB stick and for some reason it won't mount. Ubuntu won't even recognize it. Info about it...nothing much. I used it once as a Backtrack LiveUSB and tried to use it once as an ...
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ubuntu USB wont save my setting on reboot despite my 2gb persistent partition

Ive install Ubuntu 13.0.4 onto a new 8gb USB drive with the windows universal installer. I told it to format the drive and leave a 2gb persistent space. It all seemed to work. On boot I select try ...
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Problems running Ubuntu from USB drive

I just bought new computer hardware and I wanted to install Ubuntu fresh. I downloaded the latest 12.04 LTS .iso file and created a bootable USB stick (4 gb). I then selected 'install ubuntu' from the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting from hard drive after installing from USB

I installed 13.04 from a USB on my desktop and everything is fine until I shut down, go to suspend or restart. It asks for a boot-able drive. I checked the BIOS and the hard drive is the first ...
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Convert bootable USB stick to ISO file

I am trying to get an ISO file from a bootable USB memory stick. The device name for the stick is dev/sdf1. In this answer: Convert bootable USB to ISO file , dd was suggested for copying. So I did: ...
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Can I revert a USB flash drive to it's previous state?

I downloaded a USB disk image (.iso file) of 12.04 Precise and followed these instructions to create a Mac OSX bootable disk (.dmg file). The flash drive is enormous (~64 GB), and contained many ...
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I want to put Ubuntu on a bootalbe external USB hard drive

Putting Ubuntu on a bootable external USB drive looks pretty straight forward but I might need a little help... I'm only on chapter 8 of a 30+ chapter book... My problem is I have to 3 different ...
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Did not detect Micromax MMX353G netsetter

I had Micromax MMX353G net setter, but it did not detecting on Ubuntu 12.04 onwards versions even in Ubuntu 13.04. And also I try to connect with Sakis3G (http://www.sakis3g.org/) script run through ...
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Slow USB transfer speeds

I am experiencing very slow USB transfer speeds when trying to backup files to a USB HDD. I am not entirely sure when the problem 1st occured but there was definitely a period using 12.04 where ...
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Problems with USB mouse on 12.04 LTS

My mouse stops working after a few seconds, or a few minutes at most. It works fine on my Raspberry Pi and on my Mac, but my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system complains: [ 654.508063] usb 2-5: new low-speed ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto MacBook Pro via USB

I am new to this forum, and to Ubuntu. But I am trying to get it installed onto my MacBook Pro (late 2009 - with an installed Samsung SSD). I have attempted to follow the tutorial on the Ubuntu ...
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Problem with starting Ubuntu from usb

I installed Ubuntu on an USB drive with this program: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download As it said in the guide, I wanted to start it directly from the USB with "Virtualize_This_Key.exe" but it ...
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How to open SD card from terminal?

I'm trying to open my SD memorycard, but it doesn't show up when plugged in. Though it is detected when I look at the USB-devices lsusb and then I get: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0ac8:c33e Z-Star ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with a usb on a Dell that has no Operating System?

I've been trying to look for this for a while, I only have access to one computer and that is my school computer that has blocks on using a lot of programs thank god I can download Ubuntu. I'm trying ...
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Trying to boot from USB on Asus q200e-bhi3t45 just brings me to grub menu

It's been a struggle every time I've tried to change my OS on this machine. I honestly don't even know how it works whenever it does. I've somehow managed to get Windows 7, Windows 8, Mint 14, Ubuntu ...