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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Problems with USB mouse on 12.04 LTS

My mouse stops working after a few seconds, or a few minutes at most. It works fine on my Raspberry Pi and on my Mac, but my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system complains: [ 654.508063] usb 2-5: new low-speed ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto MacBook Pro via USB

I am new to this forum, and to Ubuntu. But I am trying to get it installed onto my MacBook Pro (late 2009 - with an installed Samsung SSD). I have attempted to follow the tutorial on the Ubuntu ...
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Problem with starting Ubuntu from usb

I installed Ubuntu on an USB drive with this program: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download As it said in the guide, I wanted to start it directly from the USB with "Virtualize_This_Key.exe" but it ...
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How to open SD card from terminal?

I'm trying to open my SD memorycard, but it doesn't show up when plugged in. Though it is detected when I look at the USB-devices lsusb and then I get: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0ac8:c33e Z-Star ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with a usb on a Dell that has no Operating System?

I've been trying to look for this for a while, I only have access to one computer and that is my school computer that has blocks on using a lot of programs thank god I can download Ubuntu. I'm trying ...
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Trying to boot from USB on Asus q200e-bhi3t45 just brings me to grub menu

It's been a struggle every time I've tried to change my OS on this machine. I honestly don't even know how it works whenever it does. I've somehow managed to get Windows 7, Windows 8, Mint 14, Ubuntu ...
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How do I mount my Android phone?

I'm puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but doesn'...
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ThinkPad T520 won't boot from USB

This is cross-post from ubuntuforums.org but as I've received no responses there I'm hoping for better luck here. Basically, I've installed the full version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a 32 GB SanDisk ...
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Getting Linksys N600 to work with ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit)

I decided to switch my old computer from windows to Ubuntu for my son to use and I can't get the Linksys N600 wireless adapter to work. If I type lsusb I get the following indicating that its able to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Bootable USB Drive- Desktop not responding

I have a bootable USB drive that works just fine everywhere but the desktop. The desktop does not show icons or give me the ability to right-click. Everything works great except for the desktop. I ...
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USB Datacard not getting detected

I have a USB datacard which worked well with the backtrack5r3 (Which is based on Ubuntu 10.04LTS ) but it is not getting detected in Ubuntu 12.04LTS/13.04 The USB modem which I have been using will ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 on 3.4.45 kernel: Can't access USB memory stick

I installed kernel version 3.4.45 [LTS] on ubuntu 12.4 on a Acer laptop. With this configuration, the USB memory drives can't be accessed, some details are follows. Upon inserting the USB drive dmesg ...
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Unknown USB Flash Drive

Suddenly my Kingston DataTraveler 8GB is shown as unknown! The weird thing is that I can only "see" it through Disk Utility. GParted or sudo fdisk -l or sudo fdisk -lu cannot see it. I tried to ...
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Is There a Way to Print Preferably to a Connected Printer?

I use my laptop in two offices, each one with its printer connected via USB. Unfortunately I keep sending documents to print to the wrong printer. I would like my documents to be send automatically ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB hard drive from a USB stick

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a USB hard drive from a USB stick (as I understand installing from CD should be much easier, but CD drive is not working, unfortunately). First I tried to install ...
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Very poor file transfer performance

Just recently, my system is really struggling to move large amounts of data (sometimes few big files, sometimes many small ones). The trouble occurs when the files are being moved off of my hardrive ...
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Having trouble trying to convert iso to img for usb install, says “No such file or directory”

Attempting to convert .ISO to .IMG for USB install, here is the line of code: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.img ~/ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso. After trying to execute ...
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How to create a bootable iso file from a multiboot USB

I want to make a bootable iso file out of my 6-OS Multiboot USB. How can i achieve the task.
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...
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Mouse not recognized in USB port, but it does work through a hub in the same port

(ubuntu 13.04) If I connect my mouse in one USBv2 port on my laptop, it does not work. This is the output I get from dmesg: usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 21 using ehci-pci usb 1-1.2: ...
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Ralink RT3573 chipset not working with Ralink linux driver for that chipset. What now?

So I have a netgear n900 usb adapter I wanted to use to obtain a wireless connection in the latest ubuntu system. I followed some instructions that I will post below in order to download a Ralink ...
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installing external softwares in bootable Ubuntu in USB

I am new to Ubuntu, and this question I am asking here is more about a curiosity. I already have Ubuntu installed on a pendrive, but while roaming the internet, I came across this link Ubuntu ...
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Can I have Ubuntu, apps, and files on a USB [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a USB to contain Ubuntu and a lightweight variant (Lubuntu) along with updates, files, documents, apps, etc? In other words, can I put everything on a USB so I can open my stuff ...
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Driver install question

VERY new to all this. Built a box to run Ubuntu server 12.04 During installation it would not automatically make a internet connection. I figure the new board needed to have drivers installed ...
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how do I upgrade from 12.04 to 13.04 using USB [duplicate]

I can boot from the Live CD for 13.04 off a USB stick, but the option to upgrade my system is greyed out -- is it not possible to upgrade from the Live CD desktop edition? Should I upgrade to 12.10 ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu

I've recently tried to do a clean wipe of my old OS(vista) on my spare PC and go with Ubuntu. Unfortunately after I download the iso image and use Universal USB Installer-1.9.3.3, to format my usb ...
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USB emulated CDROM drive is not automounting (repurposed U3 smart USB stick)

I've used u3-tool to load a ISO onto my 2MB USB stick. If I'm running 13.04 or 12.04 and I place the flash drive in my PC, the remaining ~923MB fat32 partition auto-mounts, but not the emulated USB-...
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USB hard disk and USB flash drive keep unmounting and remounting

I wanted to backup some files on my external hard disk and just barely managed to do so, because it randomly unmounted and mounted again. My first thought was that the hard disk's life is about to end....
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Can I make an already partitioned USB flash drive bootalble, without reformatting?

Can I make an already partitioned USB flash drive bootalble, without reformatting? 1st partition: 262MB FAT32 which I do not want to touch if I don't have to 2nd partition: 3.7GB which I plan to ...
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external USB drive via VirtualBox says it's busy

When I try to access an external USB flash drive with my running Ubuntu in Virtualbox, by going to the Devices -> USB section in the Virtualbox menu, it complains that the device is busy with a ...
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Formating a USB stick with ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I know there's a few relevant questions answered but when I try to format it through disk utility the only answer I get is: "Error synchrinizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object (...
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How do I get my Sony Cybershot W510 to connect?

I'm new to Ubuntu 12.04 (only installed it on Sunday), and enjoying what I have been learning, but having a bit of a problem! I want to get my Sony Cybershot W510 to connect to the computer. I do ...
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Change Ownership of External Hard Drive?

I recently bought an external hard drive on Ebay, I received it and plugged it into my laptop and when I tried moving files onto it, it refused me to drag them on. I looked into the properties of the ...
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USB External Hard drive unplugged but still shows up!

I am running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have physically unplugged an external hard drive from my laptop, but for some reason it is still shown as mounted in Nautilus. When trying to get rid of it by ...
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can i install ubuntu from an external hard drive/ can i run fedora and ubuntu together on one system?

hi i am a totaly new user of ubuntu. i have recently built a new system and want to install ubuntu 13.04, i have downloaded onto an external usb hard drive from a windows system that is running XP. my ...
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“Invalid argument” when trying to mount my USB

On Ubuntu, I'm trying to mount my USB [] dmesg ... USB Mass Storage support registered. ... scsi 2:0:0:0 Direct-Access Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 ... sd 2:0:0:0 [sdb] 15679488 512-byte logical blocks: ...
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Why is 80gb HD read BIG error rate & smart data different and everything SLOW?

Load & run ok via USB stick (real slow, jerkey), then installed (4th time now) having problem. Able to boot from 80 gb SATA HD but everything still slow, jerkey, takes 1 second per charactor on ...
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working dockingstation for lenovo carbon x1

it seems as that the usb 3.0 Docking Station (using a Displaylink DL-3000 series chipset ) i got with my lenovo will not work any time soon. So I was hoping that somebody could give me advice on a ...
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USB drive not consistently recognized in Lubuntu. Why?

I have a Lubuntu that I have downloaded from Wubi.exe, and I have a very simple problem. Most of the time, whenever I plug in my pendrive, or USB drive, which has a memory capacity of 32GB and of the ...
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Install on usb external hard drive

I am new to ubuntu and i would like some help. I have a laptop with windows 7 installed but i would love to have ubuntu too because it's a great OS. So i would like to install ubuntu on an external ...
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How to set up D-LINK DWA-111 USB WLAN Adapter?

I today got stuck while trying to install/set up my USB-WLAN Adapter. It's a DWA-111 USB-Stick (Rev. A1) and my machine is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (As far as I know it's got a RT73 chipset ...
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USB boot doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu on a USB stick and tried to boot it on my PC, but when I did this all that happend was a flickering appearing, going on and on and on. Nothing happens. What can I do about ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu 13.04 alongside with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have tried the written tip but it doesn't work so any idea how to solve this? By the way this happened with my only with windows 8. This is Ubuntu installation from USB flash memory, Screenshot:
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wifi usb dongle detected but no wlan interface

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. When I insert my philips PTA01 usb wifi dongle, in dmesg i can see: [ 1181.535290] usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 1181.684074] usb 2-3: New USB ...
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Can I create a really Universal USB Drive? [closed]

I have looked and looked over this forum and multiple other forums about the correct way to do this and I have not found a solid answer yet. I am trying to create an all in one bootable tech USB drive....
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tried ntfs format in terminal but says internal error

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with Linux kernel 3.8 which has ntfs-3g package but again asks to install it, when tried the terminal does not respond! as I am new to ask Ubuntu I'm not allowed to post ...
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Unable to boot USB install image 13.04

I've tried creating a USB boot drive but it always fails with a message from Syslinux and a boot: prompt. unknown keyword in configuration file FILE0 boot: I've checked the md5sum of the iso - the ...
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Enlarge “persisitent” image on USB stick after installation?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB pendrive using an installer provided by my my employer (the idea is to use Ubuntu instead of the preinstalled OS to use the business notebook also for private ...
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USB's storage capacity reduced to 2 MB from 16 GB

I downloaded ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64. On Ubuntu's web page, I saw a link for making a bootable USB drive option, then I downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.3 and I made my USB bootable. ...