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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu USB Failed Install

I tried to install Ubuntu on USB but it failed. Now my USB has 0 free and its not even booting. How can I restore the USB to reinstall the Ubuntu
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How to format a USB or external drive in 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu 13.04. How to format a USB or external drive?
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How do I put Ubuntu onto USB?

I have a Surface RT (32GB), and I want to run ubuntu on it from a usb. What do I put on the USB to run this? Where do I get it?
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Know how to change boot order, Have Ubuntu 13.04 on a bootable usb stick, but won't load

As the title says, I have a bootable usb drive, and Ubuntu 13.04 is installed on it, but when I change the the first boot device to the usb, it doesn't load and goes to windows. Can you help?
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How do I install Ubuntu 12 with a USB WiFi adapter?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12 on a Windows XP laptop that makes use of a WiFi USB adapter, but at the beginning of the installation Ubuntu says, that it cannot get some software from the net. What to ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

Hello all you Linux'ers. I have used Ubuntu before, and really enjoyed using it, but it was set up by a friend of mine in the computer science department of our university, and we were making a ...
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USB drive doesn't work after mounting ubuntu

My USB drive doesn't even show up in the device manager so I can't even format it. Its a Lexar Jumpdrive 64 gig. Please how am I going to make it work again?
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Is it possible to install ubuntu 13.04 from 3 GB flashdrive

I want to install Ubuntu (fresh Install) but i only have this 3GB flash drive to install from.is it possible or do i have to go to the store? and is it also possible to install from 4 GB?
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SYSLINUX 4.04 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB Live I get: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Burned with LiLo, When I burn with UNETbootin I get: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ...
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Installing on USB

When using a PC with the HD in it and trying to install the Ubuntu from a USB to another USB. the installation does not recognize the USB, and wants to install on the HD. And you can guess, I have ...
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Wifi usb adapter atheros 9170 chipset not working on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. Have just changed my OS from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I'm running a HP/Compaq 6910p laptop. My Icidu 300N 802.11n adapter stopped to work. It contains a atheros AR9170 ...
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Wi-Fi device connected, but no signals detected?

I plugged in my USB wi-fi adapter. I then unplugged the ethernet cable. I expected to see a list of networks I could connect with. I saw no such networks in the connection center on the top right of ...
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Not able to configure Reliance Netconnect USB dongle with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've a Netconnect USB dongle which is I am not able to use with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am noob lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Unable to detect USB TV Tuner in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently bought a TV USB Tuner. But i am unable to make it detectable in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System. Below are the details of the model. Manufacturer: Enter Device: TV Tuner USB E210E when ...
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Two USB drives as RAID 1 array?

Can two drives connected via USB be configured as a two-disk RAID 1 array?
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Write to USB flash drive extremely slow

When I'm copying a copying a large file to a 8GB pendrive, the write crawls at some 10's of kB/s. Even after killing the process with Ctrl+C, the writing continues for several minutes. (the task ...
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How can I get iball usb tv tuner card to work?

I have an iball USB TV tuner card which only has Windows drivers. I could not get it to run on Ubuntu 13.04. When I run lsusb, I get the following: drdanand@drdanand-HP-Pavilion-g4-Notebook-PC:~$ ...
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How do you use a Dazzle DVC 100 Capture Card on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wanting to do it for a long time. Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I looked at tutorials all over the internet, and had no luck. I tried these instructions, (like another user) and he ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 using bootable USB alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 using a bootable USB? S I have a laptop, this is dual boot, Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. I want to upgrade to 13.04 using bootable USB.
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13.04: Spontaneous Full USB Disconnect and Reconnect

Environment: Dell XPS 15 (L502X), Ubuntu 13.04 Symptoms: Sporadically, the entire roster of USB devices is disconnected and reconnected. The /var/log/syslog entries are: Sep 22 14:02:36 xps-l502x ...
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error: unknown filesystem - what happened?

All the answered questions with this error seem to be partitioning ones. I wasn't changing my partition at all, just copying some files. I have a boatload of movies on my little Toshiba - equally ...
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Cannot install Edubuntu using USB

I want to install Edubuntu 13.04 using USB. I've gone through this guide but I still have a problem. I'm running on Edubuntu 7.04, but I can't find Startup Disk Creator that the guide refers to. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 w/ USB issue

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB OS: Windows 7 64 bit Hi, I'm a windows user trying to convert to Linux. But there were problems when ...
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USB 2.0 not working in my Ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. I need to get the USB 2.0 port on the left side of the ultrabook to read my pendrive. When I plug it in, nothing happens. It works fine ...
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Why does my computer just keep restarting while trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (x86) from USB alongside Windows 7?

I have checked the other questions, but none of them match my problem (the ones that do don't have satisfactory answers). I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.04 iso and burned it to my USB device following the ...
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Bootable Version on USB drive [duplicate]

I downloaded the files through this website onto my flashdrive and am wondering how to boot it up?
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Upgrade packages from USB [duplicate]

If I download the next version say 13.10 and create an USB installer. Is it possible to upgrade an existing version say 13.04 to 13.10 without erasing the old version? Edit: As I can see from the ...
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Is it possible to install LLVM and Clang on a USB drive?

I recently installed Python3 in a local folder, as opposed to the entire system, on a shared hosting account and everything worked out perfectly. I was wondering if a similar thing could be done with ...
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Mounting External HD inside Encrypted Folder

I have an external HD (USB 3.0, 1TB) that contains all of my music files. For the past 6 months, I've had my Linux box (Xubuntu 13.04, Kernel 3.8) rigged to automatically mount this drive on login to ...
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'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server Load Installer Components From CD

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 Server (64bit) on a Dell Insprion n5520 using a USB stick. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.4 which has support for 12.04 server but you can also replicate the ...
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Ubuntu won't start with “device descriptor read/64, error -32”, what this message means?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. Yesterday I tried to change the splash screen according to the instructions here here.Then I installed gdm. After that I restarted the computer and the ...
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Ubuntu Server: Udev automount - can't unmount this USB drive. Any Idea?

I use Ubuntu Server 12.04.03 LTS (without GUI) and wrote an udev rule: KERNEL=="sd?1", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{product}=="Mass Storage Device", RUN+="/bin/mount /dev/%k /mnt/usbdrive" This is ...
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USB Bootable Linux [duplicate]

I have created the USB bootable linux on an flash drive. But when I start it up it keeps asking me to install Linux. Would installing linux install it on my desktop. Is there a way to run linux off of ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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Midi Input to Finale on Wine

I am using Finale 2012 with Wine on Ubuntu 13.04 and I am trying to connect my keyboard through a Yamaha UX16 midi to USB cable to my computer so I can use it with Finale. When I list the usb devices ...
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Not able to install from USB on a Mac

I did everything correctly. I ran the iso (rebooting the Mac, then booting from USB), and then chose the option to install Ubuntu. I then got a black screen for about 10 seconds, and then received the ...
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How do I install Linux to a bootable USB stick? [duplicate]

I don't mean to create a bootable Live USB stick that has some persistent storage, I mean to actually install Ubuntu on a USB stick and be able to boot up from this on any computer. I've managed to ...
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Copying desktop installed ubuntu to usb drive with all settings and programs

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop/desktop. As a root user, I created 17 other accounts with their own permissions. For example other 17 accounts cannot access to internet, they cannot download or ...
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ubuntu dont run after i remove the USB [duplicate]

i have installed ubuntu 12.04 desktop using USB but after restarting its not showing that any other OS it just start with windows. even the drive on which i have installed ubuntu cant be seen in ...
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unable to unmount the modem

am using USB modem and i try to safely remove the modem but it gives the following message. error detaching:helper exited with exit code 1:detaching device/dev/sdb USB ...
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problems with “How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows” [duplicate]

I'm looking at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows it's a really long time since I've used linux, but to me this is unclear, I've downloaded the app from Pen Drive ...