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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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 ...
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WiFi adapter driver problem

I just installed my first Ubuntu desktop as a dual boot with Windows 7. I had to install without internet access because my wireless wouldn't connect, it's not possible to use a wired connection. My ...
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No usb, no wired network after installing 12.04

I formatted and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell E1505. Now Ubuntu starts faster. But Ubuntu doesn't recognice USB Drives, TouchPad, Ethernet or Wifi. Please help me.
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Use USB external HDD to install Ubuntu

So I want to install Ubuntu by booting it from my external USB drive, as is outlined here. The thing is, I read here that the drive will be erased. My external drive is a 500GB HDD with a LOT of stuff ...
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How to change from Legacy boot to UEFI boot?

SO, I have been trying to get ubuntu linux on my windows 8 pre-installed VAIO laptop. The USB stick containing the ubuntu boot wasn't working right, so I went into the BIOS and changed UEFI boot to ...
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What to do to install Ubuntu with a Bootable USB Stick? [duplicate]

Okay, so I've made a Bootable USB Stick using theese instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Now I have no idea what to do next to install it. Please help
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Help making a bootable USB from my Mac

I have tried many times to make a bootable USB drive to run Ubuntu from my MacBook Air and have failed many times, the instructions that are given are somewhat confusing mostly because I am most ...
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USB Freeze on boot [duplicate]

Using Universal USB Installer 1.9.2.4 on Windows 7 with a Seagate USB 500 gig Harddrive. 120 gigs were partitioned off and formatted to FAT32 with the installer. Basically I downloaded the program ...
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How to access more storage from Ubuntu USB

I downloaded Ubuntu USB onto my USB drive and ran it as my operating system, but when I try to download something to Ubuntu it says I do not have enough disk space.
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How can I put games on a USB stick for a LAN party?

Soon, I'll be attending a LAN party. There will be a couple of laptops, of which some have Windows 7 installed, and some Ubuntu 12.04. None of these laptops are connected to the internet. I want to ...
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Installation via USB drive

I recently downloaded version 12.10 to a flash drive. When I try to load it, it does not go to a setup or installation page. Goes to a log-in page, and asks for a username and password that I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not installing via USB stick

I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 4 GB memory stick. Nothing comes up about installation. The only thing that comes up is Install Ubuntu (F:) in AutoPlay. I open ...
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Installing 12.04 on USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I have a samsung series 9 notebook. It only has 128 gb of ssd storage, and I want to be able to use Ubuntu 12.04 on it. Can I ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 from USB

I can't install Ubuntu 12.10 from USB drive. I tried LiLi, UNetBootin, Universal usb installer and others for create USB. It boots and I can select "Try Ubuntu without installing" and "Install Ubuntu ...
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how can i recover a raw iso file to a partition?

Well! I made a ISO file from a USB with dd command, like this way! sudo dd if=/dev/sdc1 of=/var/isos/hbcd.iso conv=noerror My USB had a fat32 file system I tried recover with next commands sudo ...
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Why won't Ubuntu install, or even boot up the trial from my USB?

I'll paint the original situation: Windows won't boot. Trying to replace it with Ubuntu so my laptop will work. Now I have two USB sticks. One is about 1 GB, and the other is 8 GB, recently purchased ...
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Disable Usb ports in ubuntu desktop except usb keyboard and mouse

I installed ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version in my system. I want to disable all the usb ports. Except usb keyboard and mouse. I tried to add a line blacklist usb_storage in the ...
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I am stuck on step 8 of Creating A USB boot Disk Mac Style

I coverted the file from ISO to dmg. I tried to step 8 I get this message. dd: /Desktop/2ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.dmgof=/dev/rdisk1s1: No such file or directory Over and over again. I try to ...
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problem met when installing usb wireless card. RT2870

usb wireless adapter: rt2870 operation system: debian 6 Things I've done: 1, download drive from http://www.ralinktech.com 2, unzip to /home/vincent 3, open /home/vincent/RT2870/os/linux/config.mk ...
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Remove USB dual boot Ubuntu 12.10?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto my USB. But on boot, even though my USB is not in the computer, I still have the option to select Ubuntu. When I select Ubuntu, I can ...
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Persistent USB stick + installer + Windows-friendly storage

I was looking for some method to install Ubuntu (32-bit) on my 8GB (7.3GB) USB stick, with the following things in mind: The installation should be persistent, and keep all changes and installed ...
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USB hard drive does not get automatically mounted, and the icon doesn't appear in the launcher

A USB flash drive is detected as expected and appears in the unity sidebar. It mounts under /media/john, with john being my username. However, a USB hard drive does not show in the launcher. The ...
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Trying to use free space on bootable usb

I've got a 32gb usb with 790mb used for the ubuntu boot so about 31gb free space. How can I format this free space to fat/ntfs so I can use it for other things? Thanks!
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pulseaudio no sound card mplayer ok

I'm running version 12.10. My PC has an built-in sound card and 3 usb sound cards of the same type. mplayer works ok for all of them using the argument -ao alsa:device=hw=2.0 for instance. vlc ...
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how to install ubuntu from USB before the existing OS is booting

i have a windowsXP OS, but the system down and i can't open it, so i decide to install ubuntu. i installed it in my USB how to force the computer to boot and read from flash and install the ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu cannot create partitions when I try to install

The situation ~ I spilled some booze on my laptop a few months ago, since then I have been working a USB mouse and keyboard. On Christmas day (yay!) my laptop died, made a funny noise then went to ...
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How to recover flash drive lost after formatting with GParted?

I was just copying audio files into my 2GB USB mp3 player, then i had a problem saying that it could not copy files into the drive any more, i tried removing it and trying again, but it didn't work, ...
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fdisk -l not showing USB drive

I ran fdisk -l then I connected my USB drive to my computer and ran fdisk -l again but the list of drives didn't change at all. What can I do?
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Ubuntu 12.10 NTFS on USB drive problems

I installed 12.10 a while ago, but I am now experiencing problems with USB devices. At first I had problems copying files to a flash disk. I was told that there is not enough space on the disk, but ...
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Cannot start PC without rescatux?

I'm aware that askubuntu is probably not the ideal place to ask this question, but considering that the problem occurred while I was installing ubuntu I'm guessing others may have run into the ...
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Why can't I boot from a usb? [duplicate]

I generated a brand new (reformatted) USB Key to boot on Ubuntu. I generated the USB Key using the internet procedure accessing it from a Windows 7 PC with Google Chrome. I generated the USB KEY ...
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USB shutting off randomly [duplicate]

I am having problems with my usb devices shutting off at random times and the only way to fix the problem is to do a reboot. The devices that stop working are two hubs and a keyboard and mouse. ...
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how to install ubuntu from usb if bios have no such option

How to install xubuntu from usb if bios have no such option.my pc have no cd drive. it is a pentium iii, 128 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD .
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I boot my usb and the copyrights details show but I cannot go anywhere from there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? I plug in my usb and turn my computer and ...
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Mounted Devices History

Does Ubuntu keep the history of the devices that were mounted (i.e. USB devices, external drives etc...). If this is the case where can I find it?
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USB External Hard Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I want to put a bootable Ubuntu in my USB External Hard Drive. But, I want to keep storing my files on it and the Ubuntu should ...
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How to run Ubuntu after extracting the zip file to USB pen drive

I want to install Ubuntu in my USB pen drive. My current OS is Windows 7 enterprise. I downloaded Ubuntu as zip file (using torrent) and I extracted the files to my USB pen drive. Now what should I do ...
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Beginner help for usb start [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I tried to try ubuntu from a flash drive but after I selected my language and said try it just is ...
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How do I get wireless usb adapter TL-WN727N working in 12.04?

annyone knows how to get the drivers for TL-WN272N? Tried the command: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-generic wich didnt work (didnt find the package). the info from lsusb Bus ...
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Samsung phone not recognized in Ubuntu 12.10 using USB cable [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.10 ,when i connect Samsung Galaxy Ace plus to PC it is not recognized by Ubuntu and USB icon does not appear in phone screen, so i cannot connect my phone to PC. Please help about it. ...
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Canon LBP5050 recognized but doesn't print

I tried many different ways to get my printer to work: I tried using a generic Model for the printer, since it is not supported by ubuntu yet. I tried using a model that is close to the one I have. ...
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Boot to Black Screen from USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my ASUS EEEPc 1005PEB for school, but I have decided to sell it, ...
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Universal USB installer not working

Everytime I try to use the USB installer, I select the .ISO file and it starts working, and I keep getting errors (files not found, etc.) I tried it with two different flash drives and tried ...
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Run ubuntu 11.04 after full installation

I have did a full installation of Ubuntu 11.04 on a 8GB flash drive and I want to run it as a guest OS on a Windows 7 host computer. Can anyone provide a guide on how I can run it? Thanks!
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How to install a wireless driver on my dell mini 9 running ubuntu 12.10 off a usb?

Not sure how to install a driver and which driver to use - or whether I could do something in terminal. I'm pretty sure there's no driver there already but I might be wrong. I'm running a dell mini ...
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Download to USB stick

I downloaded 12.10 and I'm trying to put it on a USB stick, but when I got it downloaded, it opened a disc burner. I don't have any blank discs and the download is nowhere to be found.
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ubuntu boots only with usb

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04. But it boots only from usb. Seems like I didn't pay attention during selecting boot device. sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for klim: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 ...
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Cisco PrecisionHD USB Camera (Detected but no video)

I'm having an issue with my Cisco PrecisionHD USB Camera. It is detected but does not show video (using "Cheese Webcam Booth"). Any ideas? (I'm a newbie with ubuntu) Specs: Ubuntu 12.10 32bit ...
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E: Unable to locate package usb_modeswitch

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have been trying to get it to detect my Micromax data card. I have been trying to install usb_modeswitch, but I keep getting the follow error - E: Unable to locate package ...