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 on windows

I am looking for Ubuntu to run from the USB on windows. I am NOT looking for a bootable USB. My university has computers running on windows and I need to work on ubuntu. I was looking for something ...
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3G D-Link DWM-157 Modem Install on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new in Linux and Ubuntu, too. Please, tell me how I can install my 3G Modem (D-Link DWM-157) on Ubuntu 12.04. Some steps, that I've been already tried (after Googling): Plug in the modem ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not recognize Vodafone Mobile Broadband K3765-Z (ZTE) on USB3

A K3765-Z mobile broadband pen is working fine on other laptops/other distros (including Ubuntu 13.10), but is not being recognized on a cold boot on my new Clevo P150SM (which only has USB3 slots - ...
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Install doesn't work anymore - Could it be the UEFI?

It's a long story but I can't keep these details to myself because I have no clue what's going on, it's pretty weird. I have two hard drives. One had windows, and the other one had nothing, it was ...
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Why does my udev rule run several times?

I want to when I plug an usb device to my laptop, a script will be run just one time. So I use the udev rules system in UBUNTU 12.04. I wrote the below udev rule: ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ...
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Did I install from USB correctly? (Blank screen when USB drive removed)

I created a USB of 12.04 LTS using the procedure at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows (starting from a Windows XP system). After trying the system a few times, (no ...
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Does the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner or V550 Work with SANE

Before buying either the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner or the Epson Perfection V550, I would like to confirm from a person who has used either of these scanners under Linux that they work with ...
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Unable to recognize SATA Wire USB

This is the specific product I purchased at Best Buy: http://www.apricorn.com/products/not...ta-wire-3.html I bought it in the hopes of recovering files from a laptop who's screen was cracked. ...
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Boot Ubuntu 13 from USB flash drive without software [duplicate]

Can I boot Ubuntu 13 64-bit with the ISO installed on a USB flash drive (16GB)? If so, how? Thanks so much for your help!
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Can't get Ubuntu to load from USB stick

I'm massively new at this stuff, so please forgive me. But I've just built a new PC. I've downloaded a USB boot installer for Ubuntu 12.04. When I power on the PC with the stick in, it all seems to ...
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Trying to install ubuntu from USB

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook. I have ubuntu 11.10, and my cd reader doesn't work, so I wanted to do it from my kingstong datatraveler 100. I have an intel i5 in my computer. ...
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Run Full Ubuntu Installation from UEFI Bootable USB stick [duplicate]

Similar to a previous questioner who did not appear to get an appropriate answer (being referred to a page that did not relate to his specific need) I wish to run a full 64bit version of Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 USB problem

I recently dualbooted Ubuntu 13.10 on top of 12.04 and now both distros won't recognize USB devices. It recognizes that I have usb ports but nothing appears in Files when I plug in a device through ...
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3G modem detected as mass media

I have a 3G modem with vendor code 1c9e and product is 6061 Omega 3.75 G. Since KUbuntu LTS 12.04 it has been detected as mass media. Updating to 12.04.3 did not solve the issue.
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boot from USB drive on windows 7

I have a USB drive that I downloaded Linux onto but when I try to boot it onto my Windows 7 computer it doesn't show up in the boot menu. I have used LinuxLive USB creator to configure the flash ...
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USB keyboard still doesn't work in Server installer

I've had a problem with the Ubuntu Server installer for a number of versions now. USB keyboards just don't work in it with USB Legacy enabled. I suspect it works with Legacy disabled, but I can't get ...
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WiFi issues with Ubuntu 13.10

I just bought a Asus N66 USB WiFi adaptor, I've got it installed with drivers that came with the CD. But as soon as I start any programs that requires internet access Ubuntu freezes. Anyone that can ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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Problem loading Windows over Ubuntu - not reading boot usb on reboot

I'm new to Ubuntu, I had been wanting to try it for a while. My hard drive on my HP Envy m6 crashed, so I had to get a new one outside of warranty. I didn't want to pay for windows discs, so I decided ...
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Which Drive to Select? [duplicate]

I'm using 13.10 but recently installed Windows 7 via USB. Linux changed things around, so to install Windows 7 which do I choose? Here's a picture.
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USB Drive - Space missing after failed attempt to make it bootable

I was trying to make my USB drive bootable to install Arch (I used dd to write Arch ISO to the USB Drive) but the process was stopped half-way. The drive stopped responding so I tried sudo dd ...
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PCIE USB 3.0 Controller not working

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and just got a Sharkoon USB 3.0 PCI-E x1 Controller but can't get it to work. I tried lspci -v and can see the controller. What now? $ lspci -v 02:00.0 USB controller: ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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“Missing Operating System” when booting from USB flash drive

Arrghh...So frustrated with this problem. Today I downloaded the most recent Ubuntu, being completely new to Linux. My plan is to run it on a partitioned drive with Windows 7 on a separate SSD. ...
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Ubuntu cannot be booted from external hard disk on another computer

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a external hard disk by using a Windows 8 laptop. I wanted it to be accessible from any other computers. But I found that there were 2 "Ubuntu"s at the boot ...
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Installation interrupted 12.04, usb method

I am very new to linux operating systems, and I recently tried to download ubuntu on my girlfriends computer using a usb drive. However, when the installation process was close to being complete, my ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP mini HP2133

I wanted to install Ubuntu on a HP mini (HP 2133). I created an USB bootable stick (1.9Gb) with Ubuntu desktop 13.10 32-bit version using Universal USB installer 1.9.5.2 (I also checked the box to ...
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False installation process and I cant even get on Bios!

I guess I had set the primary or secondary boot device wrongly! my laptop is a sony vaio t serie and has a win 8.1 . I have download the ubuntu 10.13 from the website and instead of burn it on a DVD ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a broken MacBook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my broken mac book which isn't booting now (I had Ubuntu on it before and I tried installing Arch on it which I think messed up with partitioning). So when I switch on ...
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USB support with VirtualBox [duplicate]

This isn't really a question but more like my frustration and criticism - After spending countless hours, searching web for answer, there seems to be a lot of confusion about the Virtual Box ...
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GPS-data logger does not communicate to computer

I have a Canmore GPS-data logger Dongle GT-730FL/S does not work properly. Apparently, it's not possible communication between device and computer (ubuntu 13.10) to transfer data using USB port. In ...
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How do I create an bootable win 7 usb in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Iḿ Using an EEE pc and dropped my win device. I dont have a disk drive as y'all may know.. I just want to reload my windows 7 from a bootable usb, which I wanna create on ubuntu 13.04. After that I ...
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slow usb speed in ubuntu 13.10

I have running dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 in Lenovo g580. My laptop configured USB 3.0 . In windows7 USB speed is high (30-40 MB/sec), but in Ubuntu 13.04 its very very less (1-2 MB/sec). ...
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Format usb drive ( remove windows .exe virus)

I tried to format the drive using disk utility and following the steps given in the link below: Visit How to format a USB or external drive? But unfortunately this error keeps popping up every time ...
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Xubuntu persistence. Plop loading usb and no hard drive. -how to?

I have an old laptop that will not boot from usb, so I am using either a live cd or Plop linux to boot a live USB (I haven't decided which yet) of xubuntu 12.04.3-desktop-i386. The laptop does not ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on my lenovo which has four partitions

I own a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad and in the process of installing Ubuntu through a USB I cannot install alongside windows as it already has four partitions: /dev/sda1 (Windows 7 Loader) ntfs (Size 209MB ...
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An error occurred while mounting

Well I'm elbow deep in new territory, built my first PC and decided to load it with Ubuntu. I have no idea where I am... Here's the skinny. This is my stuff: ASRock 970 Extreme3.0 R2.0 AMD FX ...
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Usb keyboard and mouse recognized but not working in Ubuntu 12.04

For a while now my usb keyboard and mouse have stopped working in ubuntu 12.04 after some update. At least the keyboard works up until grub, but fails right after selecting the boot option. I can SSH ...
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Dell laptop USB 3.0 external hard drive boot

My Dell laptop has both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB 3.0 external hard drive. It can boot from the USB 2.0 port, but not from the USB 3.0 port. It seems to me the ...
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SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-99 5-in-1 Card Reader help

I am trying to use a SanDisk brand card-reader but the system does not respond when I plug in an SD card. The SanDisk website lists only Windows as a compatible OS for this device, but I have seen ...
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Is there specific install instructions, or Ubuntu version for install to a flash drive?

What version of Ubuntu can I install onto a USB 3.0 flash drive so that I can boot directly from it and take no chance of affecting, in any way, my Windows XP/Windows 7 multi-boot (its boot sector or ...
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Yet another “Computer won't boot from Ubuntu Install Media” question

I've been banging my head against a wall. I have an older machine with a Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard. For some reason it'll boot other installs from USB and CD/DVD-ROM, but not Ubuntu. (Tried ...
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live usb corrupted

need your help. i was using the LTS version via usb drive on, 5 days earlier i downloaded the latest 13.10 version and decided to install on the laptop. i've win xp installed on my system. so i tried ...
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Unable to use a live usb.

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows 7 From USB

I formatted my PC and installed Win7. I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10 with a 8gb USB stick. After I burn the iso file with "iso to usb", restarted and I get this error: BOOTMGR is missing ...
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How to read ubuntu installed on the hard drive from the USB device (no recover GRUB) [duplicate]

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my hard drive working without any problems, but after installing a program called "Acronis True Image" and using its "try and decide" function, I lost GRUB. How do I ...
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USB internet (airtel - Huawei E392) dongle not detected after upgrade to 12.10

I upgraded the ubuntu on my laptop from 12.04 -> 12.10. In 12.04, I followed the installation procedure for linux. Whenever i connect the USB dongle, the application launches on detection and I can ...
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When extracting an ISO, it warns of low disk space, but I have 15 gigs at least. No idea what to do

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried bleachbit, tweak, and all sorts of things. I removed old kernels, orphan files, cleared cache, just almost everything you can think of. I deleted programs, and games I ...
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How to move Ubuntu grub from usb to hdd boot

My question is virtually the same as another asked here (How to move Ubuntu 12.04LTS from USB to HDD), but a little ambiguity leaves me wondering if the answer applies to me. I installed Ubuntu to ...
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flash and usb drives showing up as RO in GNOME

Cannot drag and drop items onto flash and USB drive. Receiving an error stating that the device is read-only, however, I am able to copy to these devices from the CLI.