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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System does not detect USB pendrives

This USB thing is driving me crazy. 2 problems in time span of 3 hours. Ok I was already trying to cope up with "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock" error while mounting FAT Drives ...
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Using Mac to create bootable usb stick for Windows

What directions should i be following to use my friends mac to create a bootable usb stick for an old hp pavilion dv4? The hp pavilion doesn't seem to have any operating system, it tries to boot ...
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Wrong disk geometry on USB enclosure

I have a sata disk formatted in a NAS that use it in linux raid 1. I have removed the disk from the NAS ed mounted it internally in a PC with linux. Linux correctly recognize the disk and I'm able ...
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Why doesnt the OS play music files or videos from the USB stick?

Okay I know this must seem like a dumb question but I downloaded and ran the OS from a 16 GB USB stick/flashdrive and I love it, but I could not watch videos or listen to music files! And I LOVE ...
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Loading up Ubuntu from a USB

When I try to boot Ubuntu when it gives me a choice between Windows 8 and Ubuntu, it comes up with a screen that tells me to put in the Windows Installation Disc. I started to use a USB. I ...
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How to give USB access to VirtualBox when non-root

I'm a member of vboxusers group. I installed the extension pack. When running VirtualBox as non-root, USB devices are visible but grayed-out. When running VirtualBox as root then it works fine. How ...
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Booting Ubuntu with a USB without CD-ROM detection

I am using the unetbootin application to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. However, when booting the server the installer menu wants to detect and mount the CD-ROM, which i don't have. So ...
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Lubuntu Full Install on USB Drive with Full Disk Encryption and Grub2

I apologise for the wall of text, but I want you to scrutinize my thought-process to make sure there's no mistakes and no other way around it: I wish to have a full install of lubuntu with full disk ...
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Getting file system free space

This isn't a problem as such, more a request for information based on ignorance of the Linux filesystem. The very short question is: How do I find out how much free and used space there is on the ...
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Cannot see certain files on USB mounted device (MTP Android Xperia Play)

I'm using an emulator for PS2 and I was going to transfer my .iso files from my Xperia Play to Ubuntu 12.04. So I look for my .iso's in the folder through file manager and it looks as it's empty, ...
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Still can't use usb in virtualbox after extension install in ubuntu 13.04

I've downloaded the latest virtualbox 4.3 for ubuntu 13.04. And I've downloaded the latest version of the extension pack for this version, intended to enable the use of usb on a guest operating ...
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ubuntu 13.10 doesn't detect my android phone(Gingerbread)

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, after the upgrade when i try to mount my phone's disk (FAT fs),it doesn't show up as a drive ,the "dmesg" command shows "unable to enumerate USB on port ...
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How to get rid of /dev/loopN

On my Ubuntu 13.04 Lenovo notebook, I tried to create a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 13.10 for a MacBook Air decided to go to Ubuntu too. The "Startmedienersteller" (sorry, German UI, may be start ...
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USB keyboard hit and miss as to whether it will work on boot-up

I am new to Ubuntu. Have installed 12.04 on a slave drive while I migrate. Usually booting into Ubuntu goes without a hitch but recently I often find I am unable to use the keyboard, and log-in ...
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Installing Ubuntu by usb

Hello i had a problem with installing Ubuntu's latest version on my Windows,i tried to use a usb stick put Universal-Usb-Installer in it,i chose the file and where do i want to install but "create" ...
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Porting an installed partition of Ubuntu on a USB stick for the road

I wanted to know if anybody knows of a way to "take away" on a bootable USB key my own installed partition from my laptop (currently 13.04) for use on the road. The goal is to have my own fully ...
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Epson Stylus SX235W with Ubuntu 12.04 - Scanner not recognised

I'm setting up a new computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and am having trouble getting the scanner on my Epson Stylus SX235W All-in-one to be recognised. I would like to be able to use the 'Image Scan! For ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on my netbook [duplicate]

I used YUMI to make a bootable USB stick and I used both 12.04 and 13.10 iso files. On booting my laptop, it displays the YUMI image and asks for the kernel image of my choice. When I choose 12.04 or ...
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USB gets disabled when i boot in linux 3.5.7 / (ubuntu 12.04)

I have connected USB keyboard & mouse to core i7 intel processor.When i boot my system in ubuntu with kernel 3.2.21 it runs properly i.e usb keyboard & usb mouse works satisfactorily. ISSUE ...
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Machine check error when booting from USB

I am trying to install 13.10. I have created a startup USB with the built-in startup disk creator and I have also tried using unetbootin, both give me this error on boot-up, just a black screen with ...
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booting off a usb drive [duplicate]

once i click the usb drive to boot off of it says "SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-13 Copyright (C) 1994-1012 H. Peter Anvin et al" the rest of the screen is black and i have no idea what to do. can ...
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Ubuntu USB Failed Install

I tried to install Ubuntu on USB but it failed. Now my USB has 0 free and its not even booting. How can I restore the USB to reinstall the Ubuntu
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How to format a USB or external drive in 13.04? [duplicate]

I am using Kubuntu 13.04. How to format a USB or external drive?
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How do I put Ubuntu onto USB?

I have a Surface RT (32GB), and I want to run ubuntu on it from a usb. What do I put on the USB to run this? Where do I get it?
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Know how to change boot order, Have Ubuntu 13.04 on a bootable usb stick, but won't load

As the title says, I have a bootable usb drive, and Ubuntu 13.04 is installed on it, but when I change the the first boot device to the usb, it doesn't load and goes to windows. Can you help?
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How do I install Ubuntu 12 with a USB WiFi adapter?

I tried to install Ubuntu 12 on a Windows XP laptop that makes use of a WiFi USB adapter, but at the beginning of the installation Ubuntu says, that it cannot get some software from the net. What to ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

I have used Ubuntu before, and really enjoyed using it, but it was set up by a friend of mine in the computer science department of our university, and we were making a dual-boot out of my netbook. ...
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USB drive doesn't work after mounting ubuntu

My USB drive doesn't even show up in the device manager so I can't even format it. Its a Lexar Jumpdrive 64 gig. Please how am I going to make it work again?
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Is it possible to install ubuntu 13.04 from 3 GB flashdrive

I want to install Ubuntu (fresh Install) but i only have this 3GB flash drive to install from.is it possible or do i have to go to the store? and is it also possible to install from 4 GB?
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SYSLINUX 4.04 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB Live I get: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al Burned with LiLo, When I burn with UNETbootin I get: SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 ...
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Installing on USB

When using a PC with the HD in it and trying to install the Ubuntu from a USB to another USB. the installation does not recognize the USB, and wants to install on the HD. And you can guess, I have ...
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Wifi usb adapter atheros 9170 chipset not working on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. Have just changed my OS from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I'm running a HP/Compaq 6910p laptop. My Icidu 300N 802.11n adapter stopped to work. It contains a atheros AR9170 ...
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Wi-Fi device connected, but no signals detected?

I plugged in my USB wi-fi adapter. I then unplugged the ethernet cable. I expected to see a list of networks I could connect with. I saw no such networks in the connection center on the top right of ...
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Not able to configure Reliance Netconnect USB dongle with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've a Netconnect USB dongle which is I am not able to use with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am noob lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Unable to detect USB TV Tuner in Ubuntu 12.04

I recently bought a TV USB Tuner. But i am unable to make it detectable in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System. Below are the details of the model. Manufacturer: Enter Device: TV Tuner USB E210E when ...
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Two USB drives as RAID 1 array?

Can two drives connected via USB be configured as a two-disk RAID 1 array?
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Write to USB flash drive extremely slow

When I'm copying a copying a large file to a 8GB pendrive, the write crawls at some 10's of kB/s. Even after killing the process with Ctrl+C, the writing continues for several minutes. (the task ...
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How can I get iball usb tv tuner card to work?

I have an iball USB TV tuner card which only has Windows drivers. I could not get it to run on Ubuntu 13.04. When I run lsusb, I get the following: drdanand@drdanand-HP-Pavilion-g4-Notebook-PC:~$ ...
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How do you use a Dazzle DVC 100 Capture Card on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wanting to do it for a long time. Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I looked at tutorials all over the internet, and had no luck. I tried these instructions, (like another user) and he ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 using bootable USB alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

How do I upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 using a bootable USB? S I have a laptop, this is dual boot, Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7. I want to upgrade to 13.04 using bootable USB.
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13.04: Spontaneous Full USB Disconnect and Reconnect

Environment: Dell XPS 15 (L502X), Ubuntu 13.04 Symptoms: Sporadically, the entire roster of USB devices is disconnected and reconnected. The /var/log/syslog entries are: Sep 22 14:02:36 xps-l502x ...
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error: unknown filesystem - what happened?

All the answered questions with this error seem to be partitioning ones. I wasn't changing my partition at all, just copying some files. I have a boatload of movies on my little Toshiba - equally ...
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Cannot install Edubuntu using USB

I want to install Edubuntu 13.04 using USB. I've gone through this guide but I still have a problem. I'm running on Edubuntu 7.04, but I can't find Startup Disk Creator that the guide refers to. I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 w/ USB issue

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB OS: Windows 7 64 bit Hi, I'm a windows user trying to convert to Linux. But there were problems when ...
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USB 2.0 not working in my Ubuntu 13.04 Dell XPS 13

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. I need to get the USB 2.0 port on the left side of the ultrabook to read my pendrive. When I plug it in, nothing happens. It works fine ...
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Why does my computer just keep restarting while trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (x86) from USB alongside Windows 7?

I have checked the other questions, but none of them match my problem (the ones that do don't have satisfactory answers). I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.04 iso and burned it to my USB device following the ...
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Bootable Version on USB drive [duplicate]

I downloaded the files through this website onto my flashdrive and am wondering how to boot it up?
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Upgrade packages from USB [duplicate]

If I download the next version say 13.10 and create an USB installer. Is it possible to upgrade an existing version say 13.04 to 13.10 without erasing the old version? Edit: As I can see from the ...
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Is it possible to install LLVM and Clang on a USB drive?

I recently installed Python3 in a local folder, as opposed to the entire system, on a shared hosting account and everything worked out perfectly. I was wondering if a similar thing could be done with ...
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Mounting External HD inside Encrypted Folder

I have an external HD (USB 3.0, 1TB) that contains all of my music files. For the past 6 months, I've had my Linux box (Xubuntu 13.04, Kernel 3.8) rigged to automatically mount this drive on login to ...