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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Ubuntu won't boot from usb - Windows 8 - non dual boot related

I'm trying to replace Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. I understand there are dual boot issues. I would like to completely replace Windows. I have created a usb installer as directed, but cannot get it to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install on usb using mac

I'm having trouble with this step in creating the usb boot: diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN I've also tried unmounting the disk from the disk utility window, but when going on to the next step: ...
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USB errors and warnings on dmesg

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and booting was very slow and the following error appeared many times on the screen while loading, like this: unable to enumerate USB device on port 7 unable to enumerate ...
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How to get Wifi Working Properly - I am Noob

I'm a noob to Ubuntu, but not computers. I installed a full version of Ubuntu version 12 whatever it is. I run it on a machine that has Win7/Win8 on another hard drive. My wireless adapter is some ...
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Can't boot from usb or cd when installing ubuntu server [duplicate]

My old computer is running ubuntu server 12, after it started to act weird, like not staying on and not letting me ssh to it, I decided to just make fresh install of ubuntu server 14.04. But for some ...
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Can I boot a Ubuntu live install ISO from a usb key on my Powerbook G4?

So, I have a Powerbook G4 17" right now and the ribbon cable connecting the ODD drive to the motherboard is dead. Somebody has torn the cable from the board and the cable is completely knackered. The ...
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MTP Won't Work With Newer Ubuntu

I have a Philips GoGear Vibe 4 GB, set to MTP mode, as it's always been. This works fine with older versions of Ubuntu and works fine with Windows, but doesn't work with newer versions of Ubuntu. ...
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bluetooth dongle not paring

My audio speaker is detected by the bluetooth dongle (brand integral) but it fail to pair. Note, it's OK with another usb dongle brand. The dongle is delivered with windows drivers CD, can i install ...
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Trying to launch from USB - “could not retrieve the required installation files”

Let me just say I am totally new to Linux. I'm a basic Windows user. I am trying to launch Ubuntu from a USB so I don't have to install on my laptop. I used pendrivelinux to save it my USB, and then ...
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How to Access Ubuntu Files From Bootable USB “Try Ubuntu” Section

Few hours ago I have tried to open my pc but I got error called "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" please restart pc, after little research I thought that I should create bootable Ubuntu USB and access my ubuntu ...
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USB not showing up as boot option

I just bought an Asus X551 that came with Windows DOS which I'm not familiar with. I had installed ubuntu on my former laptop but I did it on windows 7. I followed the instructions I found and created ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my HP Mini 210-1010

I have no external drive, but I do have a USB. I have tried all versions of Ubuntu, yet I still keep getting the blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. I use Unetbootin on my ...
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The device is locked. Enter the passcode

I sometimes plug my iPhone to my Ubuntu laptop just to charge it. I'm not trying to sync or anything, just charge. I get the message "The device '...' is locked. Enter the passcode on the device and ...
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Nothing is being saved after I logout each time

I just downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 version of Linux and I feel really dumb. I am booting from a usb. Every time I shut my computer down it doesn't save anything that I had downloaded or any of my ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 from Restore Drive - Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Aspire E1-510P-4614, So I have created a USB Recovery Drive using Windows 8.1 Am I able to install Ubuntu (Erase it all) and in the future, restore my Windows ...
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Unable to access Windows files running Ubuntu from a USB drive

My 8.1 stuffed up! It doesn't load Windows and instead keeps saying Windows is repairing the problem and will restart. It keeps on restarting time and time again. So I've mounted the latest version ...
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Strange USB (phone) behavior

I have 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron laptop, and it behaves very strangely when I plug my Samsung Galaxy SII phone into it. When I connect the phone, I get three dialog boxes, one says "Unable to mount ...
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serial redirect from 12.04 server usb installer

I have downloaded 12.04.4 LTS server iso (64 bit) and used netbootin to create a bootable usb thumb drive for the purpose of installing ubuntu server on a dell r620. I have serial console connected ...
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USB Drive Mounting - Noob Question [duplicate]

Ubuntu noob here... I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server installed with 4 internal SATA drives. I've recently added a USB 1.5 TB drive and used it for a while without issue. Even more recently, I've added ...
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Problem Installing ubuntu via usb in ASUS R510C

My boot loader doesn't recognize the usb for booting and installing ubuntu. I already disabled the secure boot and it still does not recognize the usb. If there is anyone that has encountered the ...
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Installation, dual operating systems [duplicate]

I'm about to switch my OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu on an HP laptop, primarily for internet use. Is there an "idiot's guide" anywhere here that I can print up before I try it? The plan is to put the ...
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dd will NOT recognise my sdcard ie “no such file or directory” it is seen by all other routes gparted,df,lsusb,blkid,,,so on

xubuntu 12.04-32 I am trying to build a bootable sdcard for my tablet and everything is ready but "dd" will NOT recognise any of my sdcard(s) 2Gb micro sd,8Gb or 32Gb
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bootable DVD & USB of Centos 6.5 x86 based from Ubuntu 13.10

My question is how to make a bootable DVD / USB for CentOS 6.5 x86(32-bit) from Ubuntu 13.10 (with the help of terminal / GUI or through both ways) OR what softwares i can use for this purpose??? In ...
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First time using Ubuntu, a few questions

So my gf's dell inspiron 1545 has had a pirated copy of windows 7 ultimate since we got it (from her mom and we think her step dad put the pirated copy on it) She's sick of having an illegal copy and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 - bit not working on bootable usb

hello i went to download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit and went to make my bootable usb and followed the steps and everything correctly and the usb showed install Ubuntu but when i went to setup my laptop ...
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Booting from a USB

I'm trying to boot from a usb. I downloaded the iso file to the usb, but I can't seem to get it installed on my computer. What should I do from here??
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PAM USB on 14.04 su “username” = “no passwd entry for user 'Thornton'”

I followed the directions located here http://linuxconfig.org/linux-authentication-login-with-usb-device Once I reached step 4 I found that the changed authorizations did nothing, so I reverted back, ...
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Broken Windows flashdrive after sudo cp

I copied a PDF file on Ubuntu to my Windows-formatted flashdrive with sudo cp file.pdf /mnt/sdb4/ (I am not sure if /mnt/sdb4/ was the path though). Now I can't access the drive neither from ...
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USB drive not visible

I was kept my USB drive to the system its detecting but i not showing the drive. Key board and mouse are working only usb stick are not working. $ lsusb Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux ...
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Write permissions not allowed on my USB key

I can read/write my USB key normally on Windows XP. On Ubuntu 12.04 I can only read it. I tried sudo to chmod with 777 my USB key but Ubuntu does not allow me that. Why this problem happens ? How ...
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Can't boot a live usb on windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (I have tried 64 and 32bits) but I always get this, It doesn't matter if 1 hour has passed BTW, a CD with Ubuntu 12.04 does work.
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why can't I install from a bootable USB? [duplicate]

My computer refuses to install from a usb, it keeps insisting on a cd, which I don't have. How do I create a bootable USB and enable my system to boot from it?
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USB Tether keeps repeating 'Checking phone status…'

I am attempting to use the wireless capability of my Asus Memo Pad HD 7 ME173x tablet as an access point for my Ubuntu PC over USB. I installed USB Tether on both my tablet and my computer. I activate ...
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Cannot access USB drive - non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown

I am trying to access my FAT32 USB drive. There is an error when I try accessing it. I just want to access it read-only. The error I get is: Error mounting /dev/sde at /media/mink/34D2-84FB: ...
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VirtualBox doesn't see Wireless USB Adapter

So I run Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS, I have VirtualBox installed which was from the Software Centre, what I am trying to do is add my Alfa AWUS051NH Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi Wireless-N USB Adapter ...
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Sony 32 GB USB Drive Will Not Show On Any Computer

I have a Sony USM32GM 32 GB USB Flash Drive and I can not get it to show up on any device. I have tried it in Windows 7 Pro, and it will show up and try to install the driver, fail, and then it won't ...
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USB device not recognizing in ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo Z510

I bought new Laptop Lenov Z510 i5, before yesturday it was detecting USB device. I even tried External Hard Disk and Reliance Data card but both are not recognising either. Please help me in ...
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difficulty transferring file to android phone

When I first connect my android phone, it gives me the open to open a folder, but I closed it and how I can't find it. Disconnecting and reconnecting my phone doesn't give me the a chance to open the ...
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Install Windows on a usb flash drive from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to install a Windows version on a USB flash drive from Ubuntu. How can I do it and which version of Windows should I choose?
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Ubuntu installation on USB

I have a 8GB pendrive which i want to use as my HDD I want the Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on USB and i want possibility to save files on the USB, update the system and so on... I was thinking about ...
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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 ...