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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Trying to enter screen were i can access my USB on start up so i can install GParted live CD and Windows 8.1

I have a small but annoying problem, recently i have been enjoying Ubuntu 14.04 and intend on keeping it but I am trying to resize my primary partition so I can have space when installing windows 8.1, ...
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ADB not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've been struggling with this problem for 3 hours already and it seems like it's a very specific problem, but I really need help and it seems like I'm doomed if I keep trying to do it by myself. I ...
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weird behavior when detecting USB scanner

I've installed xsane and iscan in order to use an Epson Perfection V500 scanner connected to an USB port. When I try to run xsane it does not answer (it appears a window indicating "scanning for ...
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Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema not working

It just don't work on cheese. From lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:075d Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema From dmesg, when re-connecting the cammera: [ 2098.426935] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, ...
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How to get a system installed to an external USB HDD to boot on UEFI PC

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 to a USB HDD which I have been doing since 2011 for use on multiple PCs at work and with the HP EliteOne 800 all-in-one PS this is no longer working. The drive does ...
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How can I install iBall Airway 3G Usb modem in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have bought iball Airway 3G USB modem. I can't configure it on Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to enable Minimed CareLink usb in VirtualBox with Win7?

I have a Medtronic CareLink usb, to analyze the data from my insulin pump. The provided software works with Windows 7. I have a PC running Ubuntu 13.04 with Win7 in VirtualBox. But the usb is not ...
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Installation problem with Ubuntu from USB

I followed the instructions, but now I want to install it but I get the following message The creation of swap space in partition failed #6 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sdb) failed I have partitioned my HDD ...
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files copied in usb hard drive using rsync disappear

I use Ubuntu server 12.04 and using rsync I successfuly copied files using rsync from server to the external usb hard drive which is plugged to the server all the time. For some reasons I reinstalled ...
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Elgato USB video capture device #10020840 - I can't tell if it's working, I don't think it is. (Ubuntu 14.04 x64)

I have Avidemux-qt 2.6.8 installed, but under the "video decoder" section, it just says XXXXX. I'm not sure if the drivers are even working for the device. In Windows, I would just check out the ...
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Udisks reporting stale NFS handle upon mounting external USB partition?

Using Ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.2.0; on this machine, I have attached external USB hard disk enclosure. To avoid thinking about mount points, I mount a partition from that hard-disk usually with: sudo ...
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Can't boot laptop from USB; error in 1 file

My Windows 8.1 laptop won't recognize my USB stick, which has the Ubuntu ISO installed on it with the USB Universal Installer. My desktop, which dual-boots Windows 7 and Ubuntu, will recognize the ...
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external hdd slows down

I had 14.04 installed on my Lenovo B590; I've regularly used for a storage a couple of years old USB2 1TB WD via USB2/USB3 sockets. Everything worked just perfectly for a while; every time system saw ...
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USB partly readable , permissions “ None ” [duplicate]

I have an USB inserted of which some files I can read. When I check properties > permissions it shows " None " in last 2 entries. I tried changing it still it goes back to " None ". The USB has 5.3 GB ...
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How to install ubuntu-desktop from boottable usb

Please help me on this. Situation is: I install and using tasksel to install Lamp Server, but when tasksel installation finished, it remove my ubuntu-desktop. I cannot view the gui anymore. I am ...
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How to know where in /dev/ is a USB keyboard loaded?

To be precise, when you plug in a USB storage device, it is loaded in sd something, but where is a usb keyboard loaded in /dev/?
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USB to Dual Monitor

Is there a product that will allow me to connect my laptop via USB 3.0 to two (2) or more external monitors? I've got a "Universal" docking station with DisplayLink chipset DL-3xxx and have had no ...
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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UMTS stick reconnect error

When I start up my system I plug-in my Huawei UMTS stick. When I log into the web and stay 'idle' (not downloading data) for some time it switches from HSPA to EDGE. Disconnecting and reconnecting ...
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Ubuntu 14 and USB Universal INstaller

I'm trying to use USB Universal Installer to put Ubuntu 14 on the USB to install it on my laptop as for some strange reason my laptop won't upgrade as it says check internet connection even though I ...
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USB video capture device worked in 13.10, not working 14.04

I have a USB video capture device, the Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-100. This device worked great in 13.10 using VLC to stream the video/audio to a file. In VLC in 13.10 it showed "video for linux 2" as an ...
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Problem with formatting memory card

I have memory card which I remove during a format on phone and is now not working. In windows it is showing in Device manager as other devices and not showing in disk management. I ubuntu 12.04 I ...
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Won't boot from USB win XP

I recently downloaded Ubuntu OS on my Win XP. I copied the download to a usb stick restart my computer with the USB drive as number 1 to boot from. The process won't even boot up it say disk error ...
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Where I can find a similar “usb-imagewriter” app?

Where I can find a similar "usb-imagewriter" app for Ubuntu 14.04? I try to install a "DEB": $ sudo dpkg -i usb-imagewriter_0.1.3-0ubuntu4_all.deb Preparing to unpack ...
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Unintentional ticks ` with usb keyboard

So I run Ubuntu 12.04 in Virtualbox on a Macbook. Sometimes I get backticks inserted in text I type (eg. ps `-A). I just found the root cause to be a very quick press of space on my K260 Logitec usb ...
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Setting Up Wireless Driver with USB (without Ethernet or cdrom)

Hardware: I am using a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Mac that Dual-Boots OS X and Ubuntu (fully installed on partition; not just Live USB) Wireless Chip: Chip ID: BCM4360 PCI ID: [14e4:43a0] I have no ...
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Find lp port of thermal printer

I have a usb thermal printer Star-TSP650 installed on Ubuntu 14 and I want to control the status of printer (out of paper, open cover...) before sending a print job. This is done through low level ...
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image mounting from usb drive

I want to create a script on my raspberry pi that allows the ability to auto run an image file within a browser (or any other program that would allow a gif file to loop) as soon as the drive is ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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Internet connection sharing using Airtel 4g LTE USB dongle [duplicate]

I have an Airtel 4g LTE USB modem (HUAWEI dial up) which I am able to successfully use on my Laptop's Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation. I want to share this connection with other devices wirelessly ...
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When I plug a USB memory Ubuntu 14.04 opens VLC instead of a folder [duplicate]

This happens even if there isn't any film in the USB memory or I opens an unmounted disk partition. If I uninstall VLC it opens an other film player. What can I do? what I wish is that it opens a ...
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My Computer can't boot from any usb

I was updating my ubuntu 13.10 and after that the computer directly starts windows and ubuntu disappeared The computer now has no grub Tried to put boot repair disk on usb and starting booting ...
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Copy paste not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem: when I copy something from my computer to a USB or an SD card, the copy is done without no problem; but when I remove the SD card, all the files are gone.
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How may I boot up 14.04 lts without having to worry about having a usb or cd inserted during startup?

I installed via a usb thumbdrive, and before doing so I had to change boot options to boot from usb. Now upon boot, im prompted at startup to choose an os to boot from usb or boot ubuntu(which isnt a ...
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Safely removing USB to prevent dialog in Windows

Whenever I remove the USB stick from Ubuntu, umounting properly by clicking the arrow, then in Windows I always get this message: How can eject the USB in Ubuntu so Windows doesn't complain ...
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Ubuntu startup from USB stick [duplicate]

I used terminal, cd'd to desktop where ubuntu.iso is located I've tried all of these First: hdiutil convert ubuntu.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu.img hdiutil: convert failed - not recognized Second: ...
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Usb PicoDrive 32 GB unreadable and corrupt

Hi everyone I have my usb PicoDrive that one day just stopped to work (same as my 2 hard disks) don't know why every time I plug the usb it's say: Unable to mount 32 GB Volume Error mounting ...
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How to detect my memory card by any means ?

My memory card is not detected. I've tried almost every options but still getting no results. In the G Parted Partition Editor, My 8 GB memory shows 30 MB of size and even showing red symbol. Here is ...
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No keyboard after rebooting 14.04 for updates

After rebooting my server to complete a few automatically installed updates, my USB keyboard no longer works and it won't boot past the grub screen. The keyboard still works in another PC. I'm really ...
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Live USB w/ persistent partition on a Macbook

I think i've tried like 10 different tutorials on how to create a Live-USB-Drive with or without tools like Unetbootin, Mac Linux USB Loader, syslinux and so on. Some did work, most didnt. What worked ...
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USB3 Firmware 14.04 Thinkpad E145

so a while back I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 145. It runs on Ubuntu 14.04, with a Gnome Flashback desktop. All in all, I'm very happy, because it runs smooth and easy. There is one problem though ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu but internal HDD not present

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu as the primary OS on my new computer from a USB boot. The computer came with an internal 500g HDD which I'm hoping to install onto but whenever I open the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect USB phone

Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.10 doesn't detect and doesn't mount my USB attached phone. So I cannot transfer files between my laptop and the phone's micro SD card. Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.04 does ...
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Ubuntu usb and ethernet devices not working

I am trying to install ubuntu on a new machine, and have the 14.04.1 live cd. Everything works fine in the liveCD, but after rebooting following the install, none of the USB devices work on the ...
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USB ports are disabled and not working

My laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 has 3 USB ports but none of them is working. What should I do? Should I install a USB driver? $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ...
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How can I get my serial to usb adapter to work?

I have a Trendnet Tu-s9 usb to rs232 serial adapter, I'm having a problem getting it to link up to my Dell Latitude c640 . I'm able to read it in the terminal with command lsusb, I'm a Linux newbie ...
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Some USB ports aren't enabled

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. My computer has an AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0 GHz Octal-Core AM3+ processor. My computer has 8 USB ports, but only two of them are active. The processor in the boot enables all ...
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USB Boot Drive is not recognized from Windows computers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 to my 16GB PNY flash drive, to use as a boot disk for my laptop. Now, it is running ludicrously slow, no matter what, so I am trying to re-install Ubuntu, but when I plug my ...
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USB is not mountable, system doesn't know how

I wanted to mount Windows 8 on USB and it kinda succeded given that moving data "has completed" without errors. The next day, I plug USB in and I get following error. Right after I put USB in the ...
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Reformat a freebie USB stick that thinks it is a CDROM

I received a USB pen drive at a conference recently, containing presentations and the like. I would like to reformat it for personal use, but every computer I put it in sees it as if it were a CD-ROM. ...