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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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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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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USB Datacard not getting detected

I have a USB datacard which worked well with the backtrack5r3 (Which is based on Ubuntu 10.04LTS ) but it is not getting detected in Ubuntu 12.04LTS/13.04 The USB modem which I have been using will ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB hard drive from a USB stick

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a USB hard drive from a USB stick (as I understand installing from CD should be much easier, but CD drive is not working, unfortunately). First I tried to install ...
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Can I have Ubuntu, apps, and files on a USB [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a USB to contain Ubuntu and a lightweight variant (Lubuntu) along with updates, files, documents, apps, etc? In other words, can I put everything on a USB so I can open my stuff ...
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Driver install question

VERY new to all this. Built a box to run Ubuntu server 12.04 During installation it would not automatically make a internet connection. I figure the new board needed to have drivers installed ...
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how do I upgrade from 12.04 to 13.04 using USB [duplicate]

I can boot from the Live CD for 13.04 off a USB stick, but the option to upgrade my system is greyed out -- is it not possible to upgrade from the Live CD desktop edition? Should I upgrade to 12.10 ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu

I've recently tried to do a clean wipe of my old OS(vista) on my spare PC and go with Ubuntu. Unfortunately after I download the iso image and use Universal USB Installer-1.9.3.3, to format my usb ...
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USB hard disk and USB flash drive keep unmounting and remounting

I wanted to backup some files on my external hard disk and just barely managed to do so, because it randomly unmounted and mounted again. My first thought was that the hard disk's life is about to ...
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can i install ubuntu from an external hard drive/ can i run fedora and ubuntu together on one system?

hi i am a totaly new user of ubuntu. i have recently built a new system and want to install ubuntu 13.04, i have downloaded onto an external usb hard drive from a windows system that is running XP. my ...
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USB boot doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu on a USB stick and tried to boot it on my PC, but when I did this all that happend was a flickering appearing, going on and on and on. Nothing happens. What can I do about ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have tried the written tip but it doesn't work so any idea how to solve this? By the way this happened with my only with windows 8. This is Ubuntu installation from USB flash memory, Screenshot:
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Unable to boot USB install image 13.04

I've tried creating a USB boot drive but it always fails with a message from Syslinux and a boot: prompt. unknown keyword in configuration file FILE0 boot: I've checked the md5sum of the iso - the ...
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Enlarge “persisitent” image on USB stick after installation?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB pendrive using an installer provided by my my employer (the idea is to use Ubuntu instead of the preinstalled OS to use the business notebook also for private ...
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external hard drive not detected UBUNTU 12.10

My 1 TB external hard disk is not detected by Ubuntu 12.10. **lsusb:** Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. ...
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Netbook won't boot USB

My netbook only shows a blinking dash when booting from removable device. It's a Sony vaio netbook.
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How to connect a SONY PSP system to ubuntu?

I tried to connect my SONY PSP e1004 on to my UBUNTU 12.10 desktop,But no result.Nothing happens.What will I do? I must connect my PSP to computer for file and games sharing.Tell me what to do!
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How to find the directory of a USB port

I am trying to find the name of the second USB port in my computer in the director /dev/ since I am trying to find where my AVR micro-controller programmer location to execute this command: avrdude -p ...
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Make a bootable USB for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run Ubuntu from a USB stick. Not the installer. The actual OS. I want to be able to run Ubuntu at home with my drive then go to my friend's and start it up there and have all my files saved. ...
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windows boot usb problem 13.04

I seem to be having trouble with 'start up disk creator' The attached image shows a message that flashes off and on and off in rapid succession that I cant read. I seems to say I have a partition ...
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Grub-EFI and Raring

So I downloaded Ubuntu Raring, and setup a USB install drive for my Lenovo u410. I had a fully working 12.10 install on the computer but went with a custom partitioning scheme. I formatted the ext4 ...
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Wifi keeps asking for password - Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 and it still keeps asking me for password. I've spent a few days of searching on net without any luck. I tried loading different drivers, using wicd instead of ...
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Zenbook UX31A USB3 not recognised and not working

I have a Zenbook UX31A and Ubuntu 12.10 upgraded to /latest/ kernel 3.8.6-030806-generic. My USB3 controller is not recongnized and I am stuck with USB 2.0 speeds. Listing of dmesg has no mention of ...
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Issues Creating Bootable USB

I'm trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop onto a flash drive (formatted to FAT), to repair a Windows laptop I have. Per the Ubuntu site: I've installed the Pendrive Universal USB Installer. I had ...
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NDISWRAPPER NetGear N300, still not working

Frustration beyond anything in Windows! I have used 12.10 on HP Laptop no issues, decided to go with 12.10 on Desktop (AMD32), every thing went fine until loading USB Wireless drivers. Loaded/Unloaded ...
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How to change permissions for a USB adapter?

I have an RS232 to USB adapter and I need to change permissions on /dev/ttyUSB0 to make a ham radio interface program work. So far I have tried sudo at the command line with no success. I tried ...
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Dlink DWA -111 USB Wifi card on Ubuntu 12.10 in Vmware workstation

I am trying to make my Dlink DWA-111 work on Ubuntu 12.10 in vmware workstation. since Vmware doesn't recognize my integrated wifi card as a wifi card, I changed to a USB one. This one is recognized ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 3 and Windwos FAIL BOOT

I have a strange issue: I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome edition on a usb and every time I wanted to use this Ubuntu to plug my usb into my laptop and boot the usb enjoy the cool OS. I made a ...
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Creating a Bootable 10.04.4 USB using Universal USB Installer

The website told me that the operating system I need for my new netbook is: Ubuntu 10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso. I'm using the universal USB-installer piece of software to put in on a USB that I can ...
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Black screen and flashing underscore while installing off a usb (10.10) and all other higher versions

Downloaded the .iso for 10.10 , ll.10, 12.04 and 12.10. i have then tried every single one of these versions on a usb (yes i did create the usb correctly (i have done this before)) but when i restart ...
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Installation error, live system does not exist

On rebooting from USB stick (used universal USB installer to write Ubuntu onto it), the installation starts but halts after a few seconds giving error: unable to find a live system What should I ...
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My laptop stuck after trying to install ubuntu

I was trying to install ubuntu from a disk on key to my laptop (did it already on my desk top a few months ago) i choose to install ubuntu in the options and then i got stuck on a purple background ...
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Can i have ubuntu in the same bootable usb stick for windows and mac?

I would like to have in the same usb 2 partitions one for mac and the other for run ubuntu over windows.
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Ubuntu boot USB flash does not work

MY laptop is a Dell Inspiron 5520 with a sticker of Ubuntu on it. i have downloaded Ubuntu desktop 12.10 64-bit and made my Ubuntu bootable USB flash drive. I restarted my computer. It gave a black ...
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problem with D-Link DUB-E100 usb to ethernet adapter

I am trying to use a D-Link DUB-E100 usb to Ethernet adapter. It uses the ASIX 8817X chipset. I have Ubuntu 12.04 kernel 3.2.0-39. The driver supplied with the adapter did not compile. I downloaded an ...
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How do I transfer temporary CD files to bootable USB?

I created a CD with 12.04 and downloaded (and installed) a bunch of stuff. In Ubuntu, (running from the CD) I created a bootable USB with 12.10. How to I transfer my previously downloaded files to the ...
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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how to use modeswitch

I a 3g data card, on my window system I can access its memory but I cant access the memory of the device so my question is How I can access memory of my data card on Ubuntu 12,04 ? why my device is ...
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Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
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Files on USB drive containing Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu installed on a USB drive, along with other files. Is there any way I can access the other files from within Ubuntu? I can mount other devices like my hard disk and my DVD, but I can't ...
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Why can I not use my BSNL USB Modem(LW273) ?

I have BSNL USB Modem LW273 7.2MBPs data card. I had used it on windows 7. Now I use Ubuntu 12.10. But I am unable to use this USB modem on Ubuntu.
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how to make pen drive bootable and from where I get .iso file? [duplicate]

I have Lenovo G580 (i5 3rd Gen) laptop with win7(64bit) ultimate. I want to install ubuntu 12.04.2 (64bit) with USB for dual boot. I download it from ubuntu.com with named ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.01 does not identify USB Bluetooth

I am trying to use a bluetooth USB, but Ubuntu 12.04.01 does not identify it. How to make external USB bluetooth dongle work with Ubuntu 12.04.01. [Edit1] Results of lsusb
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How do I install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to get Ubuntu to work on one of my USBs, first time the install took forever, and was super slow when run off the usb. so I tried formatting to ext2, still really slow. anyone know of a ...
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What happens to the USB after burning Ubuntu 12.04?

If my host is Windows 7 and I want to try Ubuntu using a bootable USB, will I be able to use the USB for just storage or would it be forever a bootable for Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu Studio, no sound on any device

It's been two days I have tried to make this work. I have 3 sound output : regular audio jack from my soundcard, USB MOTU soundcard, USB Logitech speakers. The latter two seem not to be detected at ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto my USB drive? [duplicate]

I ran Ubuntu from a LiveUSB. I would like to actually install Ubuntu on my usb drive while I am running Ubuntu from the USB live. When I ran the installer (by clicking the "install" icon on the live ...
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Making bootable usb in Mac OS 9?

So I have an old G3 imac with mac os 9.2 and mac os 10.1.5 installed on it. I would like to use this computer to make a bootable ubuntu usb stick. However when I followed the instructions for using ...
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trouble with installing ubuntu 12.10 from usb

I have recently built my own PC and I want to use Ubuntu as my OS, but when I try to boot Ubuntu up using my USB I get an error saying: no default UI configuration directive found I have tried to ...