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 Hard drive Not displaying Ubuntu

I have a 2TB Verbatim USB 3 hard drive that was working fine one evening and not at all the next day. I cannot view or mount the partitions. Running "lsusb" shows that the hard drive is plugged in but ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu 14.04 live usb [duplicate]

I recently downloaded and created Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit using Unebootin. The process was successful,but after reboot the screen is stuck with Syslinux screen forever. I tried numerous times,but ...
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Why doesn't it work to install Ubuntu? Please help! [duplicate]

I have tried so many times now but it doesn't work! I have an Acer Aspire V with Windows 8.1 64-bit, 2.50 GHz AMD Quad-Core Processor A10-5757M, 512MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G Graphics System Memory, 8GB ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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Can I view the history of connected usb?

I don't know Ubuntu or other linux distribution would record the connected USB information or not. I mean does Ubuntu record the USB information as I plug it into the PC, when I plug it out, does ...
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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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making a boot able stick [duplicate]

I am trying to down load to a memory stick ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version but only seem to be able to get the 13.10 version. I think I am following the make a bootable stick instructions correctly but ...
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Complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 on USB without installing it on Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I am new user and want to use complete features of Ubuntu 12.04 without installing it on my laptop that has Windows 7 OS so that I became acquainted with Ubuntu before switching to it. is it is ...
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Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
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Need to disable USB device

My laptop has a built in camera. Ubuntu detects this as a pluged in USB device and turns on the power. One, I don't want the camera on all the time, feel like some one is watching me. Two, it starts ...
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Command to find how much data was transferred from USB

How can I create a cron job that runs every minute and logs how much data was transferred by USB? Ideally I want log of amount the data in bytes transfers done. For example if i tranferred 4mb file ...
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Installing non-pae ubuntu from USB-stick without network

I have to install ubuntu on my old laptop(IBM thinkpad T42). When I was trying to install normal desktop version, it said that you must have non-pae kernel version. After that I downloaded mini.iso, ...
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D-Link Wireless N Nano USB adapter DWA-131 with Ubuntu 13.10

Wireless N Nano USB adapter DWA-131 , I'm not able to make it working on Ubuntu 13.10. I read a number of threads but I could not find the solution. It is certainly due to my limited knowledge of ...
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USB sound card (Just for headphone jack, not recording)

So I have found a few questions that asked about recording equipment that work with LINUX through USB, but I don't need anything so extravagant (or expensive!), I just need something to be able to ...
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Do I absolutely need to format my Ext HDD in order to use it to install Ubuntu?

My goal is to run Windows 8.1 on my Laptop from the factory-installed HDD, and use the same EXT USB 3.0 HDD that I use to backup my files as the location for my Ubuntu Install. I am under the ...
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There is a problem to install Ubuntu in Acer Aspire 4736z [duplicate]

I have a laptop brand Acer model 4736z. I use Intel Dual-Core, 1GB RAM and 160GB Hard Disk. Currently I use Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to change my OS into Ubuntu and I have put the .iso file into my ...
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how to get a DisplayLink display adapter working in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a UGA-2K-A USB 2.0 to DVI DisplayLink graphics adapter and I'm trying to get it to work on Ubuntu 13.10 in order to hook it up to a display. First, I confirmed that the package ...
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Mouse turns off after a few seconds (Ubuntu 13.10, Windows 8.1) [duplicate]

I tried lsusb and I can see my mouse in the list. I tried for foo in /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/power/level; > do echo on > $foo; > done But I got this reply bash: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 via USB with UEFI [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a dual boot on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a bootable USB drive, and it shows up in the boot menu, but when I try to select the USB to boot from that and install ...
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Cannot recognize/format usb flash

I had a Flash stick with Ubuntu to run as live USB. I didn't need it anymore so I used the Disks utility and I formatted it. Disks sees it now as unallocated space. I want to format it to NTFS but I ...
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How to access over WLAN usb external hard disks connected to my ubuntu desktop from my laptop or android tablet?

I have lots of music stored on a USB external HD connected to my Ubuntu desktop. I wish to play them remotely over WLAN with my laptop or my android device. I can see them on the network but access is ...
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Flash drive problem on USB 3.0 port

I bought USB 3.0 flash drive Kingston DT R3.0 (http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Kingston-DataTraveler-R30-USB-30-16GB/Rating/1435&tab=Review), but when I connected the drive to USB 3 port on my laptop ...
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I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB [duplicate]

I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13:10 from a USB. Before putting in the USB I changed the boot order to USB 1st then UEFI 2nd. So then it loads up a Unexbootin option menu ...
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My wireless mouse is not working after reboot on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

If I reboot my computer with the bluetooth micro-receiver of my mouse pluged in a USB, when it boots it doesn't recognise my mouse. (Before the reboot the mouse was working properly) If I shutdown ...
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How to install Trust SC-5500p USB 5.1 external sound card?

(I use Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and the sound card is not broken as it works fine on Windows) According to most of the reports online installing SC-5500p on Ubuntu seemed to be a cinch for most of the ...
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Can I run Ubuntu installed on a USB flashdrive from the flashdrive to safely use the internet on an NT desktop

I have an NT desktop I want to continue to use but do not want to be exposed to security issues after April 8. I've read I can boot the computer from a flashdrive with a Linux based OS installed on ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 USB wifi adaptor

My friend has an old laptop that had XP on so I've installed Xubuntu 12.04 but when I tried to install the additional drivers for my USB wifi adaptor - a AVM Fritz with Broadcom 7xxx chipset (I dont ...
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installing ubuntu from usb on windows7

I trying to install Ubuntu from USB on my Windows 7 net-book. During installation I couldn't create new partition. I couldn't find free space as my +,- are non active. What should I do?? Here by ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with USB stick

So far I have: downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS from the site. Converted the ISO file to IMG. (I used Unetbootin, I'm not completely sure I did this right.) I selected disk image, ISO, and browsed to ...
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No control over USB mic input/output level, or other external devices while mic plugged in

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Logitech C920 webcam and a brand new Blue Yeti usb mic. My intent was to run through all the input and output devices and settings while plugged in to my laptop, and ...
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Problems Burning Ubuntu onto USB - OS X

I've followed this guide by Ubuntu.com on how to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu. Ive even followed this video on YouTube. I have follwed it to the letter and all I get from the USB afterwards is the ...
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Ubuntu mouse not working well and everything is running slowly on good computer. (i5, 8GB, 7950)

I am giving Ubuntu a try. Here is the process I went through. I first installed it following this guide. I put the files on one USB and then installed them onto another. My mouse was moving around ...
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Ubuntu Doesn't Install Correctly

So when I take my CD put it in my computer and I turn it on or restart I get the default Ubuntu screen when I click install Ubuntu goes through all the steps and then at the very last step barely do I ...
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Unable to Delete/Modify files in the USB

I am unable to delet/modify files on the USB. The usb cannot be formatted as it says disk is wirte protected. How do I change the settings.. I tried to do it but the usb does not allow me to change ...
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Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installation black screen

I can't install Ubuntu on my new ASUS R510D laptop. I have messed with it for days. My laptop model is R510D. Its an AMD A10 Elite Quad Core. It has a Radeon HD 8670M 2GB card built in. Its running ...
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Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug the ...
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Wireless driver on cd not working for ubuntu distribution, but in windows it works fine

I have a USB wireless dongle, which is not detected by ubuntu. The drivers that come with the dongle are useless in linux and have major issues with installation. I have tried to install NDISWRAPPER, ...
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usb ubuntu when reboot or shutdown and then boot again files are removed [duplicate]

i added ubuntu 32bit on my 4gigabyte u.s.b and its running fine! but the problem is that i created 2 files in the desktop and when i reboot the files where vanished and i realized that its not saving ...
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Updating an old Ubuntu USB installer

I found an old USB stick that contains an Ubuntu 10.04 installer. I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine, but I want 12.04, not 10.04. Can I update the USB stick to install 12.04, without ...
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Custom USB distro problem: cannot connect to the Internet

This is my first thread and I would like to apologize for my lack of knowledge regarding forum-based rules. I intend to make a Custom USB Ubuntu 13.10 Distribution with the applications i need. I did ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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live usb wont work with windows 8

Everytime I try starting the computer with the flash drive in, It just flashes the Lenovo logo as it would normally do, but except it does not stop. it looks as if it is in an infinet loop. As soon i ...
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Problem with booting from USB in order to install GRUB [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on my laptop (via USB), but the boot loader (GRUB) does not show up. I've tried to run Ubuntu in trial mode from USB in order to install boot ...
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Disk won't go out of readonly

I have this usb that is set to write protected. I need to get it formtatted however everything I tried from dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd1 to fdisk /dev/sdd d w all end up telling me that I don't ...
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WD Elements 1042 External Will not work

I'm trying to get all my data at this point. Any help? Once and a while it will mount but cant get data off quickly. Error Message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/ubuntu/Elements: Command-line ...
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Cannot install from USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on a server that has only USB boot capability (no cdrom, no pxe). I have tried to use 3 different tools but all have failed. The tools I have tried are ...
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Would a USB NIC work with Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS?

I'd like to state first off that I'm new to Linux and am still learning the ropes. I recently installed Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS on a Dell PowerEdge 1800. I also installed the Xfce 4 Desktop ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB stick on Macbok Air

yesterday I tried to download Ubuntu with these steps on a Macbook Air (6,2). I got to the GRUB loader and selected to Install Ubuntu. I assumed that this would work, so I (impulsively) removed the OS ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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I cannot change the iso file from which to create a startup disk [duplicate]

I have previously created a 13.10 USB startup disk, following the standard instructions to do so from Ubuntu 12.4 LTS. All went fine. That was a while ago. Now I’m trying to create a 12.4.4 LTS ...