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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Make a bootable USB for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to run Ubuntu from a USB stick. Not the installer. The actual OS. I want to be able to run Ubuntu at home with my drive then go to my friend's and start it up there and have all my files saved. ...
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Operating System not found. Error on installing Ubuntu 13.04!

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 using boot-able USB disk. but it says that operating system not found. and there isn't any problem with the USB disk because it is working well on other machines. I'...
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VirtualBox not allowing a USB Device to be added [duplicate]

What am I trying to do? I am attempting to add a USB device to show up in Windows 7 in VirtualBox. What is the problem and what have I done? I've had to jump through a number of hoops to get this ...
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windows boot usb problem 13.04

I seem to be having trouble with 'start up disk creator' The attached image shows a message that flashes off and on and off in rapid succession that I cant read. I seems to say I have a partition ...
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USB modem detected as usb storage

I already have usb-switch-mode installed but still my usb modem still not detected as it. I have search most of the topics regarding to this, but still no luck in searching the right answer. any ...
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How can I remove “Install This” from my ubuntu USB installation?

Can I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS off my 4GB USB drive as its own native operating system with persistence enabled to save changes to the USB the same way that I do with Slax or other fully portable Linux ...
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Not recognizing TouchPad, USB, Wifi, or Ethernet on 13.04

Had 12.10 before and things were fine. I am using a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. All devices work fine from the Live USB drive. But after I actually do the install onto my drive, my touchpad, usb ports, ...
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Detect and mount devices

I upgraded Ubuntu today and everything works smooth except that Ubuntu doesn't detect any other storage devices. My / and /home partitions work fine, but my other partitions are just not detected. I ...
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Grub-EFI and Raring

So I downloaded Ubuntu Raring, and setup a USB install drive for my Lenovo u410. I had a fully working 12.10 install on the computer but went with a custom partitioning scheme. I formatted the ext4 ...
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Running ubuntu 12.10 from a USB stick?

Sounds easy but it is not.I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 to a USB stick so I can carry it around and use it on any computer.I try to running the OS from stick but it just does not work.So what I am doing ...
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Wifi keeps asking for password - Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 and it still keeps asking me for password. I've spent a few days of searching on net without any luck. I tried loading different drivers, using wicd instead of ...
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Zenbook UX31A USB3 not recognised and not working

I have a Zenbook UX31A and Ubuntu 12.10 upgraded to /latest/ kernel 3.8.6-030806-generic. My USB3 controller is not recongnized and I am stuck with USB 2.0 speeds. Listing of dmesg has no mention of ...
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Ubuntu server installation

The server I just built does not have a cd drive. I want to install Ubuntu Server 12.10 The mother board in the server is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3. I burned the image to a thumb drive and set up the ...
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Issues Creating Bootable USB

I'm trying to get Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop onto a flash drive (formatted to FAT), to repair a Windows laptop I have. Per the Ubuntu site: I've installed the Pendrive Universal USB Installer. I had ...
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How can I access my Ubuntu boot disk files as external USB disk on Centos 6.3?

Not sure whether this would be more appropriate in a Centos forum, but I'll post it here for starters as I am more comfortable and familiar with Ubuntu. I recently purchased a server with Centos 6.3 ...
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NDISWRAPPER NetGear N300, still not working

Frustration beyond anything in Windows! I have used 12.10 on HP Laptop no issues, decided to go with 12.10 on Desktop (AMD32), every thing went fine until loading USB Wireless drivers. Loaded/Unloaded ...
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“load kernel” error on USB boot?

I followed these instructions: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows When I try to boot from bios into ubuntu it asks if I want to try without installing (yes, that's ...
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Autorun a script after I plugged or unplugged a USB device

What can I do to run automatically a script after I mount/plugin or unmount/unplug a USB device?
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How to change permissions for a USB adapter?

I have an RS232 to USB adapter and I need to change permissions on /dev/ttyUSB0 to make a ham radio interface program work. So far I have tried sudo at the command line with no success. I tried ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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using Samson GTrack USB mic on ubuntu

welcome, I want anyone help me to make my new USB mic works on ubuntu. Mic : Samson GTrack , Ubuntu 12.10
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How to format Ubuntu bootable USB?

I am new in Ubuntu. First I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my USB stick which is of 16 GB. So, it installed with 2 partitions of 9 GB and 7 GB. Now I want to format that USB. But when I try to format it, ...
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Dlink DWA -111 USB Wifi card on Ubuntu 12.10 in Vmware workstation

I am trying to make my Dlink DWA-111 work on Ubuntu 12.10 in vmware workstation. since Vmware doesn't recognize my integrated wifi card as a wifi card, I changed to a USB one. This one is recognized ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 3 and Windwos FAIL BOOT

I have a strange issue: I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome edition on a usb and every time I wanted to use this Ubuntu to plug my usb into my laptop and boot the usb enjoy the cool OS. I made a ...
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ubuntu 13.04 no 5.1 sound Sweex SC016

I am using now 13.04 and sound 5.1 doesn't work well, only the 2 front speakers work, in Ubuntu 12.10 work all good all speakers play. I am using the USB sound card sweex SC016.
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connect-debounce spam on TTY and system suspend

The below output from dmesg shows the same thing I see when I ctrl+alt+F1, if is stop lightdm and sometimes if I suspend the machine. [ 615.128020] hub 1-0:1.0: connect-debounce failed, port 2 ...
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USB audio interface not recognized on re-docking a Thinkpad

my Thinkpad X230 is sitting on a Lenovo docking station (Minidock Plus) and I have a USB audio interface (NI Komplete Audio 6) connected to the dock. It works fine when I boot the computer while it is ...
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Why can't ubuntu recognize my mobile broadband usb dongle when I plug it into the usb 3.0 port?

I have a Mobile Broadband USB dongle. When I plug it into the usb 2.0 port ubuntu recognizes it and connects quickly, but on a usb 3.0 port ubuntu does not recognize it at all! This problem is NOT ...
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Creating a Bootable 10.04.4 USB using Universal USB Installer

The website told me that the operating system I need for my new netbook is: Ubuntu 10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso. I'm using the universal USB-installer piece of software to put in on a USB that I can ...
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Black screen and flashing underscore while installing off a usb (10.10) and all other higher versions

Downloaded the .iso for 10.10 , ll.10, 12.04 and 12.10. i have then tried every single one of these versions on a usb (yes i did create the usb correctly (i have done this before)) but when i restart ...
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About powering USB device on Linux: Android camera app recognizes USB camera but Ubuntu doesn't

On my notebook, I have a USB camera, 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 running on SD Card and Android Jelly Bean on flash memory. Ubuntu doesn't recognize the camera (even the USB port), cause it doesn't offer any ...
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Acer Aspire One usb linux cannot find CD / try again

UPDATE - I GIVE UP!! ** Why is this so incredibly difficult to get to run off a variety of different / properly formatted USB sticks? Ubuntu looks great in the demo - but getting it is a joke. I'll ...
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Can i use file system in ubuntu without installing (running via USB)

I want to use the file system like all drive from the hard drive without installing Ubuntu only running via USB.
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What is the downloaded ISO file?

I'm trying to create a bootable usb, but the boot and run linux software needs an ISO file according to the instructions on ubuntu help. I have no idea what that is or where to get it.
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Cannot format USB drive to ext4 [duplicate]

i'm trying to format USB drive (some noname 32GB) to EXT4. It always hangs on step writing superblocks ... and always stops writing numbers after it reach to 125/256. I'm use command mkfs.ext4 /dev/...
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kde inside ubuntu install

I am using Ubuntu with KDE-full desktop now. I want install it for my friends computers too. So installing KDE-full as long as Ubuntu installs, it would help me. I want have an install usb, that ...
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How to install AR5523 chipset wifi in Ubuntu 12.04?

My usb wifi device is OvisLink Evo-W108USB lsusb Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0cf3:0002 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5523 (no firmware) I tried to install rpm from manufactured after convert to .deb ...
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Installation error, live system does not exist

On rebooting from USB stick (used universal USB installer to write Ubuntu onto it), the installation starts but halts after a few seconds giving error: unable to find a live system What should I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see my phone (Sony Xperia Tipo)

When I connect my phone Xperia Tipo to my Ubuntu 12.04, the USB icon does not appear in a launcher. lsusb gives me following results: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub ...
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How to disable write-cache for USB in Ubuntu for safe yanking without “Eject” or “Safely Remove”? [closed]

In Windows, I can edit the usb properties like in the following picture So I want to ask how can we edit the removal policy like that in Ubuntu ?
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My laptop stuck after trying to install ubuntu

I was trying to install ubuntu from a disk on key to my laptop (did it already on my desk top a few months ago) i choose to install ubuntu in the options and then i got stuck on a purple background ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB 12.04

I've tried 4 different versions of Ubuntu now and I can't get them to boot. I have tried both universal usb and unetbootin with no luck. I have 2 different usb drives I'm trying to use both 4 ...
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What is the name of the icon for usb drives in Ubuntu?

I am developing a PyGtk application that I would like to display the image for a USB stick from the user's theme. However, I cannot seem to pin down the name of the icon, and Google is no help. ...
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How do you interpret the lsusb output?

i was wondering can anyone tell me what does the lsusb output means? example dodohjk@dodohjk-PC:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:...
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Can i have ubuntu in the same bootable usb stick for windows and mac?

I would like to have in the same usb 2 partitions one for mac and the other for run ubuntu over windows.
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USB HDD not visible in nautilus/nemo

The HDD is visible in the 'disks' utility. I can mount the one and only partition on that drive using mount. gvfs-mount Recognizes the disk: $ gvfs-mount --list ... Drive(2): 750 GB Hard Disk Type: ...
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Error booting full Ubuntu from external USB hard drive on desktop preloaded with Windows 8

I've just installed Linux for the first time, except I installed it on a Seagate USB Hard Drive (500GB, USB 3.0, 3 Partitions: 10 GB Ubuntu/1GB swap/The Rest NTFS) from a Live USB drive (4GB) made in ...
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Why did USB stop working suddenly?

I tried to connect an Amazon Kindle (as I do everyday) to my 3rd. USB port, as the other two are always busy with mouse and keyboard. When I connected the device, the computer froze and I eventually ...
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Second USB-Port does not work

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Sony Vaio SVT and everything works fine, except for the second USB port. It seems that everything I put in does not connect. I tried several pen drives and mice. ...
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How to download videos from Procam xr2 in Ubuntu?

Can anybody help me downloading my videos from a procam camera? It is listed in lsusb this way: Polaroid Corp a500 Digital Camera dmesg shows this: [13135.304931] usb 2-1.1: new high-speed USB ...