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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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu.com as an ISO-file. Then I transferred this ISO-file to an 8 GB USB stick using usb-create-kde application. But when I try to boot up using this iso-file I do ...
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How do I get GRUB to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Ubuntu installed on usb Hard Drive cannot suspend

i'm trying to make suspension working with an installation of ubuntu 14.04 64bit on external usb hard drive 2.5". The standby works good, but after wake up it doesn't recognize/find the hard disk and ...
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Cannot boot from USB, need help

I wanted to format my w7 drive and install Ubuntu, so I have made an Ubuntu 14. 04 bootable USB, but when I try to boot from that USB it gives this message: Attempting boot from USB Normally it ...
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Problem unistalling ubuntu 13.10 from bootloader(windows 8) [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my usb. Then I formatted the usb with ubuntu 13.10, but now how to remove the ubuntu from boot loader on windows 8. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.10 on my hard disk ...
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Boot to Ubuntu if specific USB is inserted

I have a Windows desktop machine that I share with my wife. I've been using Ubuntu for some time on my laptop but the motherboard died so I'm stuck with the desktop PC. I'd like to dual boot the ...
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Ubuntu installer hangs

I am currently trying to attempt a Quadboot with Win 7 (50GB SSD), Mac OS X Maverick, Ubuntu & Android 4.4 all on a Samsung Spinpoint S3 500GB HDD, I will also have a WD 1TB HDD for backup and ...
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Installing Ubuntu from an external hard drive

So I've been trying to install Ubuntu for a while now with no success. I don't have a thumb drive, and my computer doesn't have a CD drive, but I have an external hard drive. I already went through ...
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WinUSB confused pendrive with external drive?

Mates, I was trying to make a windows bootable image on my flash memmory and seems that winusb confused my pendrive with my external hard drive. The thing is that I've lost like 700gbs. The external ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB device

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 on my Acer Aspire V7. I've created a bootable USB on Windows (with Universal USB installer), turned off FastBoot and SecureBoot, yet when ...
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Can I run this on a usb hard drive on my desktop that is currently running windows xp I do not have enough space to partition my drive? [duplicate]

Can I run this on a usb hard drive on my desktop that is currently running windows xp I do not have enough space to partition my drive ?
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How to set usb Drive with executable permission

I have Steam on my Chromebook (Acer c710) With Saucy, Unity. I was just about to download Dota 2 when I didn't have enough space on my device, so I had a spare usb Flash Drive(Sandisk Cruzer Faucet) ...
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Virtualbox - Vm can`t open usb

I have installed Windows 8 on Virtual Machine. At first it could not recognize any USB I tried the solution in How to set up USB for Virtualbox? and now the system can understand that I connected a ...
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ralink 148f:760b mt7601 driver not working

I got new ralink mini WIFI dongle. lsusb returns: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 148f:760b Ralink Technology, Corp. it's based on MT7601UM chip. driver installed following :this instructions does not ...
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Gateway Laptop Won't Boot From USB Drive

Well it kinda boots, but right when it should reach the screen to ask to install or try, I only get a black screen. I tried to put a HDD with Ubuntu on it in my laptop, it boots fine until it reaches ...
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Net install (mini.iso) via USB

I'm trying to do a net install of Ubuntu 14.04 using mini.iso by following the instructions from Ubuntu Installation Minimal CD Documentation. 64-bit PC (amd64, x86_64) Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" ...
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USB port sniffing on Ubuntu 14.04

I am working on a project now and I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. I need to do some sniffing on a USB device, and I used to do it with usbmon. However, usbmon doesn't seem to be available on Ubuntu 14. ...
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Install Xubuntu to SD card via USB memory stick

I would like to install Xubuntu. I have a 2 Gb USB stick and it works fine every time I try Xubuntu in live mode. My plan is to install it on an SD card with 32 Gb capacity. I do not want to do ...
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reliable USB wireless adapter

I am aware that questions that are considered as subjective, will not be allowed on this forum. But, the following question i have is very specific, because of the way i constructed this question (to ...
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Cannot find device path for USB Bluetooth adapter

I am trying to use a Bluetooth adapter (known as Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth) in lsusb, see further below) under Xubuntu 14.04, but my system never recognizes it. ...
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winUSB install error

While trying to install windows 7 to a usb stick I get this error during (or after) the syncing stage of winUSB. It looks like the grub-install command failed to run, this also happened when trying ...
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Doing more than one copying/moving between usb and HD is very slow and slows down entire computer

I've been looking around for an answer to my problem but I can't find anything. My problem is that I recently bought a new computer, Lenovo G500, it has 2xUSB3 and 1xUSB2, Intel pentium I3 2.4 GHz x4 ...
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Netgear WNA3100

I have the latest version of Ubuntu, but it will not recognize my wireless adapter (Netgear WNA3100). How do I get it to search for (any) USB device and how do I get it to use it to gain access to ...
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Visiontek modem in Ubuntu

Within a few days my broadband connection will be cut.Then the only way I can connect is to use a usb modem(Visiontek 82GH HSUPA).The problem is I cannot use the modem in an ordinary account and has ...
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Error message after rebooting [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in a Acer Aspire M5. Every time I reboot after I get the Acer logo, I get the following: The disk drive for Xmnt/usb-Memorex_Travel_Drive_CL_07A50403BE24FFAF-0:0 is not ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB stick - “error loading operating system”

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on USB stick, then install some drivers and programs on it and use it when I need. I have one USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 that I have used to install the OS on other ...
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installing RT5370sta driver for D-Link DWA-123 rev b1 in lubuntu 14.04

I have a D-Link DWA-123 Rev B1 wireless USB dongle and found out that RT5370sta is the driver for it. I tried to install it in vain. In the last step when you have to load the driver, the error ...
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Belkin n52te driver install

I tried fallowing this thread How do I configure a Belkin n52te gamepad to work? and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=948833 to get my Belkin n52te to work. neither of which worked. when I ...
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Unity “File” button opening a separate window when automounting USB

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I plug an USB drive it automounts it normally and opens a Nautilus window. However, when I change to another window and then try to return to my files by clicking ...
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Toshiba Satellite P55-A: Cant boot from usb [duplicate]

For a few days now I have been trying to install Ubuntu (also tried Fedora, BackTrack, and Kali) onto an 8GB usb drive. The install always seems to go off without a hitch. Ive used unetbootin, ...
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USB flash drive not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now my flash drive don't even blink when plugged in! I tested the flash drive on windows PC and it works fin. Tester the usb port on same PC on linux mint (dual ...
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How to mount USB 3.5 inch floppy drive and read MS DOS Disk [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. When I plug in my USB floppy drive Ubuntu tries to automount the drive and I get the same error message if there is a disk in the drive or not. The USB Floppy drive ...
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Accepting a host key on the device and the workstation

I am trying to install the Ubuntu touch on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus running android 4.3. However, I am having problems understanding how to accept the host key on my device, and what exactly the ...
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Cannot find the ISO file on my computer

Your help greatly appreciated. I have downloaded pendrivelinux USB installer and downloaded the Ubuntu ISO file which is 900 or so mbs...however when I browse from pendrivelinux USB installer I can ...
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Audio Works Only When Microphone Does Not- Issue with Headset

I recently bought a Plantronics .Audio 655 USB Multimedia Headset. I downloaded the necessary updates for the headset on a Windows computer. The headset worked well on that computer, as both the ...
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Toshiba USB drive doesnt mount on 14.04 - metal clicking noises - fine on Windows

I have a Toshiba 2T hard drive that makes clicking noises rather than mounts. Also have a Nikon Colorplex that doesn't mount. 14.04 is up to date. Here is the dmesg tail for the hard drive. [ ...
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Downloading Ubuntu onto a flash drive [duplicate]

So I have two flash drives in, one is running Ubuntu as a live cd and I'm using that to install Ubuntu on the other. I've gone through the download process, clicked on "something else" and now I have ...
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Downloaded 64 bit, no ISO?

I've recently installed the newest download, and I can't find the ISO anywhere to put onto USB (in my case, a Hard Drive). Here's what the download file looks like; Any help would be much ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from usb - Windows 8 - non dual boot related

I'm trying to replace Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I understand there are dual boot issues. I would like to completely replace Windows. I have created a usb installer as directed, but cannot get it to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install on usb using mac

I'm having trouble with this step in creating the usb boot: diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN I've also tried unmounting the disk from the disk utility window, but when going on to the next step: ...
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USB errors and warnings on dmesg

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and booting was very slow and the following error appeared many times on the screen while loading, like this: unable to enumerate USB device on port 7 unable to enumerate ...
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How to get Wifi Working Properly - I am Noob

I'm a noob to Ubuntu, but not computers. I installed a full version of Ubuntu version 12 whatever it is. I run it on a machine that has Win7/Win8 on another hard drive. My wireless adapter is some ...
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Can't boot from usb or cd when installing ubuntu server [duplicate]

My old computer is running ubuntu server 12, after it started to act weird, like not staying on and not letting me ssh to it, I decided to just make fresh install of ubuntu server 14.04. But for some ...
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Can I boot a Ubuntu live install ISO from a usb key on my Powerbook G4?

So, I have a Powerbook G4 17" right now and the ribbon cable connecting the ODD drive to the motherboard is dead. Somebody has torn the cable from the board and the cable is completely knackered. The ...
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MTP Won't Work With Newer Ubuntu

I have a Philips GoGear Vibe 4 GB, set to MTP mode, as it's always been. This works fine with older versions of Ubuntu and works fine with Windows, but doesn't work with newer versions of Ubuntu. ...
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bluetooth dongle not paring

My audio speaker is detected by the bluetooth dongle (brand integral) but it fail to pair. Note, it's OK with another usb dongle brand. The dongle is delivered with windows drivers CD, can i install ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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How to Access Ubuntu Files From Bootable USB “Try Ubuntu” Section

Few hours ago I have tried to open my pc but I got error called "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" please restart pc, after little research I thought that I should create bootable Ubuntu USB and access my ubuntu ...
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USB not showing up as boot option

I just bought an Asus X551 that came with Windows DOS which I'm not familiar with. I had installed ubuntu on my former laptop but I did it on windows 7. I followed the instructions I found and created ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my HP Mini 210-1010

I have no external drive, but I do have a USB. I have tried all versions of Ubuntu, yet I still keep getting the blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I use Unetbootin on my ...