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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I can't get my snow leopard mac to boot from thumb drive

I downloaded the iso and made it an img (dmg). Now the macbook says that it can't recognize the drive, and it doesn't show up for me to boot from system preferences or when I reboot with the option ...
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troubles connecting USB3 drive

I have two distinct PC with the same issue. If I connect an external USB3 HDD to the front panel I get a lot of issues. Sometimes it is recognized but I get errors transferring files, other times it ...
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Flash drive file system isn't recognized

I recently got this credit/business-card shaped USB flash drive. In windows 7 it's recognized fine, after some drivers are automatically installed (without user interaction) once it's plugged-in. In ...
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USB Bootable Ubuntu

I am a newbie at this so please go easy. I just bought a brand new Sandisk 32GB USB Cruzer Blade. It is genuinely 32GB. I then followed the instructions on ubuntu.com for making it a bootable USB. ...
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Problem with USB installation (xbmcbuntu) [closed]

This question is about XBMCbuntu, which is basically ubuntu - So I hope it is okay to ask: Iv'e been trying for the last many hours to install xbmcbuntu. I've downloaded to ISOs 12.2 and 12 - Both in ...
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I need to be able to save my data on my Ubuntu on USB [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu on a USB, but it doesn't save my data. Is there a way to save my data?
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Swap partition on 13.04 not working

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 laptop and the swap partition isn't mounting or the system is just not using it. I have been using Ubuntu sense 10.04 and have never had this ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 13.04 through USB

I have been trying so hard to get Ubuntu to install but it won't. When i come to the screen where there is an option to install alongside windows, i press restart to continue. After that the PC just ...
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Laptop boots straight up to windows 8 without asking me to start Ubuntu or anything using a live usb stick

I've turned off secure boot and fast boot but my laptop boots straight up to windows. I'm pretty sure the USB stick works - my laptop just doesn't recognizes it. Help? Windows 8 64 bit.
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Ubuntu 13.04 not recognising USB HDD docking station

I have a USB SATA/PATA dual HDD docking station called All in 1 HDD Docking which worked under Windows 7, but Ubuntu can't recognise it. When it is connected, the dock's two lights (one red, one blue) ...
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TP Link TL-WN7200ND Signal Strength

I have external Wireless Adapter TP Link TL-WN7200ND I'm currently using it on Windows its giving me 4/5 signal bars When I used same Adapter in Ubuntu 13.04 it gives 2/4 bars. I'm using Live USB for ...
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How can I uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 from a dualboot (dualbooted with usbstick) Windows 7? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now I want it deleted from my computer. I installed Ubuntu on a USB stick so I could dualboot my HP with windows 7 but now I want it removed. How do I do this?
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Auto backup when USB Drive inserted

If this is not the best place to post this question, can you please direct me to a more appropriate place to post this. What I am trying to do: I have a USB drive, it is fat32 and its name is ...
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Cannot get DWA-142 to work on 13.04

I need help installing a DLINK DWA-142 Wireless USB Adapter in Ubuntu 13.04. I already installed ndiswrapper and tried both netmw245.inf and mrvw245.inf drivers. Result of ndiswrapper -l ...
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How to use bootable usb on an ubuntu machine

Let me clarify. My machine had Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. Well it crashed and now I'm burning the 32-bit version (yes I'm sure my machine is 32-bit) of 13.04 iso onto my flash drive, using a windows vista ...
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Not able to open usb drives in Thunar, Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 using fluxbox

As the title states, I am unable to open usb drives from within Thunar. When I click the drive icon I get the following message: Failed to mount volume, permission denied I installed Ubuntu with the ...
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Unable to run bootable drive

It won't let me boot up ubuntu on the bootable drives. It just boots from my hdd everytime I select to run from the usb drive.
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Ubuntu wlan drivers installation. (NETWJORK W522U and ZyXEL AWD 2205) ubuntu 10.04

At beginning I must to say I'm sorry for my bad English. I have both of the wlan adapters and I tried to install drivers but they are not doing anything. There are what I had do: I bought Zyxel ...
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Very old Ubuntu release., want to override

I installed an Ubuntu release 3-4 years ago in my Asus eeePC, and now I want a clean installation of the latest Ubuntu release since I got lot of problems (I cannot not even connect to my wifi LAN at ...
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Ubuntu Live USB [duplicate]

I want to run Ubuntu via usb without installing it to my hard disk. How do I install additional drivers, and all my aps related to ubuntu in usb? How do I get back up of all the softwares which I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 USB keyboard stopped working

After an upgrade to 12.04, my USB port stopped identifying my usb keyboard logitech K120. I have switched keyboard and mouse to ensure that USB port is working. The mouse works perfect but keyboard ...
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Start Up Disk Creator

When I try to make a bookable USB stick it will only work with the FAT format....but when I try to create it with the NTSB format it wont work....Internal HDD is in the NTSB format..Does this matter?
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Install Printer Usb Router

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and connecting the printer directly via USB print perfectly but I want to have it connected to the USB port of my router and print through there, as I have in windows xp and from ...
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Bluetooth mouse not functioning

So I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a generic brand mouse and a generic brand USB bluetooth module. my issue is that I can't quite use the mouse. I can connect but nothing happens. The two devices ...
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USB not booting linux on acer aspire 5750g

I have been unable to boot Linux from a USB on my acer aspire 5750G laptop It goes through the boot and then freezes half way through. it has done this with every type of Linux I have tried. Before ...
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Trouble Installing ubuntu..USB.. Picture below

Ok so I've spent all day trying to figure out the problem and still can't figure out what's up.. So first I thought the main problem was the screen goes black after I hit "install ubuntu".. So I look ...
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change wireless interface name based on USB point

I have a wireless USB dongle connected to my computer, but which my system always labels as wlan1. What I would really like to do is rename the interface based on which slot ttyUSB0 or ttyUSB1 it is ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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Cannot boot from Ubuntu created USB - works on legacy hardware but not multiple windows 8 devices (Toshiba P50T, and Sony Duo 11) [duplicate]

I have created a bootable USB using Ubuntu running in a VMware VM and using the instructions as provided here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu. I have Windows 8 ...
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How would I format a USB drive to be accessible in Windows and OSX?

Something with my installation of Windows has gone seriously wrong, so I was looking to reinstall Windows 7. However, since I don't have an optical drive on my machine, I was attempting to make a ...
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How to install ubuntu from usb? [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu on my crashed windows xp from usb..I made usb bootable and trying to install but now I stuck on grub command..I don't know what to type...please help. Thanks
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Wifi is connected, but no internet access. (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Recently I've switched to wifi from ethernet and all has been going well for the past day until the next morning. In the top right panel, it says I'm connected but I can't access any websites. I'm ...
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How to acces from live cd to windows 7 disks?

I have live ubuntu 12.10 on usb (4GB verbatim). I prepared live usb by Lili USB creator (it just copy the iso of ubuntu to usb to be bootable). Then I booted successfully the live version of ubuntu ...
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Windows xp does't let me chose ubuntu using an USB [duplicate]

I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 in a pen-drive, but when I restart the computer, it doesn't let mi choose.
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Will a USB Ubuntu 12.04 Boot Image Work if Copied to a CD/DVD?

I have an old computer (HP D220 MT) running Ubuntu 12.04. I recently made a USB pen drive boot image (in case my hard drive crashes), but the BIOS won't let me boot from USB (booting from CD's/DVD's ...
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Grub won't let me boot my USB

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my USB flash drive (Ext2, 400MB swap). The flash drive has 16GB of memory. I downloaded the live CD and I used it to install Ubuntu on my USB... Here comes the problem: ...
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Ubuntu on a USB

I was just wondering if anyone had a good experience with Ubuntu on a flash drive... I'm installing it right now. I formatted my 16GB flash drive to Ext2 because the default file system is ext4 but ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 works fine from live USB but can't boot after install

It just gets stuck on the black screen while loading its services. It boots if I go into recovery mode then I select resume normal boot but it's very slow and the laptop fan goes crazy. It works ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell Mini 10 that is currently running Qimo. I want to replace the old operating system entirely. When I turn on the computer and boot from the USB stick it ...
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Huawei Modem E173 Not Connecting on Ubuntu 13.04?

Is their a new version of modem manager (0.6.0)? Help!
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(SOLVED) Huge loss of memory from USB boot. Any help? [duplicate]

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13 on my laptop using an 4Gb USB drive with a bootable .ISO However I went to try and format the USB on my desktop(Windows 7 :( ) and now it only has 700Mb Is ...
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Why can't I boot Xubuntu from a flash drive after installing with Wubi

Why can't I boot Xubuntu 12.04 when I install it to my flash drive with wubi? It works just fine when I install it with UNetBootin but not with Wubi. When I try to boot from the flash drive, it says ...
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Boot and run from USB [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to run and use Ubuntu or other Linux from USB and it will remember what I did??? Like if I installed it on a computer?? Eg. if I write a dockument, will it remember it and how do ...
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Installation of ubuntu from USB flash drive [duplicate]

I have gone through the online instructions for installing Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. So it says first that I have to download Ubuntu in order to install it from flash drive. So I downloaded the ...
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wifi connection error Ubuntu 13.04

I am new to Ubuntu (been using windows for many years and finally have tried to make the switch. I am using a Cisco AE1000 USB WiFi adapter to connect to internet. Once I boot up, I usually can go ...
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I can't boot from USB stick [duplicate]

I copied the ISO file and tried to boot from USB to install Ubuntu 13.04. Didn't work :( then tried after all the files in the ISO image copied to the USB stick. Also didn't work "Missing operation ...
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I want to intall ubuntu on a windows 7 PC from a usb on a Mac. What do I do?

I have a PC that i want to wipe the harddrive and install ubuntu on it. The only other working machine i have is a Mac. So i was wondering how i could install ubuntu onto a flash-drive and then ...
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I can't boot ubuntu 13.04 from a usb stick

I had been using Universal USB Installer in order to create a bootable Ubuntu 13.04 USB. However, when I actually tried to boot it through BIOS on Windows 7 it just did not do anything. Screen would ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installer problem [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 from a USB as any of the previous Ubuntu releases but it doesn't install. I've tried the amd64 and the x86 installer. This is a picture of what happens exactly. Is ...
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Does installing Ubuntu from itself on a flash drive install it on my hard drive?

I apologize for the horribly worded title, but it's all I could think of. Anyway, I have a MacBook Pro and I've followed the instructions here: ...