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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Couldn't make pendrive boot-able using UnetBootin

I've an iso file for RHEL in one of my pendrives. Now I want to first make the device bootable, so that later on I can put RHEL as a VM. Now the problem is even after following the instructions to ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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udev rules to allow only one vendor and model USB drive but no others

So, we're working to set up an environment here where we have a secure storage setup on our Linux laptops, such that our Linux laptops can only connect a specific USB drive: a Kingston DataTraveler ...
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connecting huwawei R207 on ubuntu 14 via USB

did anyone try to connect the huwawei R207 via USB to ubuntu 14?
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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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Huawei E303 USB modem not working in 14.04

I installed Ubuntu on my pen drive. I can connect using my android phone tethering, but when I wanted to use my Huawei Mobile 3G USB modem, it is not detected by Ubuntu but shows a CD ROM type of icon ...
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2 usb ports stopped working

I have HP pavillion g6, running xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have 3 usb ports. For some reason, 2 of them stopped working this morning, I have xserver-xorg-input-all installed, followed the instructions ...
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How to execute C++ program whenever a USB flash drive is inserted

I have a C++ program that accesses USB pen drives/flash drives. It works for currently inserted flash drive. A normal C++ program doesn't execute until we run it. But I wanted the program to run ...
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During setup, none of my mice are recognized. I have no idea why. Please help!!

I have tried a Microsoft wireless mouse, an "onn" wireless mouse, and now a very plain Logitech wired mouse. It won't recognize any of them. It says I may need to install drivers. There is no software ...
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USB Keyboard not working in Xubuntu session - How to debug?

My USB keyboard doesn't work in Xubuntu, but does in Gnome, Unity or the console. Details below... I have a Logitech unifying USB receiver that connects to a K330 keyboard and a mouse. I have two ...
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How to control my computer using a controller?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I've looked all over the internet on how to control my computer with a controller(usb or not), and found out-dated info. I've tried to install Rejoystick, ...
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Using unetbootin to write 15.04 image to usb stick results in buggy squashfs

Problem: 15.04 ISO can't be installed from USB Stick. get Ubuntu 15.04 iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ check md5sum of the downloaded image: $ md5sum ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso ...
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How to boot from USB on a macbook pro with GRUB

I have macbook pro that I have only ubuntu on. It's using gnu grub. I have bootable USB with the new ubuntu that I desperately can't boot the last hour. I can't either bios or choose it any familiar ...
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Live USB Kernel Panic error?

I tried to make a 14.04 live USB with Universal USB Installer. I get to the screen where it says Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. but no matter what I select, it eventually ends in this error; end ...
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USB flash drives being mounted read-only in 13.10

Ever since installing 13.10 (x64) every time I insert a USB flash drive, it mounts as read-only. I tried using three different drives, and they all get mounted read-only. They were working fine on ...
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Random USB ports turned off and ethernet not working

Bear with me, there's a lot to get through. I built a computer with the intention of writing android software as a project. Initially I installed Ubuntu and I couldn't, for the life of me, get the ...
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How to use PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0)

I use Ubuntu14.04 64bit on laptop. now I need to use USB3.0 port. and I bought PCI ExpressCard(USB3.0) this is the express Card and I tried to connect it. it was recognized as follows. but,by lsusb, ...
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How do i create a bootable ISO usb? [duplicate]

I bought an HP Netbook it doesnt have a CD ROM Drive, I then bought an elite HP laptop off a well know shopping site, it was delivered and on powerup it goes to bitlocker screen, I am not interested ...
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USB 2.0 on Linux Mint 17 [on hold]

I recently installed Linux Mint, and it is only recognizing devices in the USB 3.0 ports. I only have two USB 3.0 ports, and I have many other 2.0 ports. What can I do to make Mint notice devices in ...
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Unable to Connect MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Ubuntu for 1st time and I do have an modem MTS Mblaze in India which I am using in Windows. But when I tried to connect in Ubuntu 12.10 using give default method (i.e. choose country, ...
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usb device descriptor read error

How can i fix this problem on Toshiba satellite l755 with Ubuntu 15.04 when starting up.
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Detect USB Device connect event from any system file

I will explain my problem scenario first, I have a few touchscreen computers that run on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I have already disabled USB Mass stroage access through blacklist.conf file. But one strange ...
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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unable to detect usb device untill restarting

I'm using Lenovo G40-70, OS-Ubuntu 14.04 64bit It is not possible to access usb devices to the laptop until it is restarted several times. Can anyone help me to fix this problem please. Below link ...
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External Hard Drive Drop/Fall

I actually am having a problem for which I would really appreciate some advice. Yesterday night my external 500GB (USB) hard drive (a big one, with case) fell. It was on my PC and fell down on the ...
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How to enable write protection of USB drive

I am using Lubuntu and I am new in using this. I have a pendrive and whenever I insert it in a PC that's not mine, in anyway it gets affected with virus. So I want to enable the write protection on my ...
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Crackling and feedback with Presonus AudioBox USB on 12.04

I'm using the Presonus AudioBox USB with the packaged microphone and headphones (AudioBox Studio Bundle with M7 High-Definition Condenser Microphone and HD7 Professional Monitoring Headphones). I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB Stick on my PC - Black screen - But boots on another PC

My PC is running Ubuntu and Windows. Now I installed Ubuntu from a CD on my PC to a USB Stick successfully. I went to another PC and I could boot to Ubuntu from it (grub menu was showing) and ...
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How Do I Install The Linksys AC1200 USB Wireless Adapter?

So I recently built a pc. I have it dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows. I am a noob to Ubuntu and I need help in getting Ubuntu to recognize the Linksys AC1200 adapter. I have tried installing ...
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Booting from Lubuntu on USB with several partitions

Here's my goal: a fully self-contained Lubuntu 14.04.2 installation on a 256GB USB pen drive that I have, which also has an NTFS partition that Windows can read. The drive is /dev/sdd. I started by ...
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Gateway PC wont boot. Get Boot sector error

Gateway PC wont boot. get boot sector error. tried recovery disk and restore from portable HD. I created a bootable Ubuntu USB, changed boot order and still nothing. I get Ubuntu window asking to try ...
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New Ubuntu install, initramfs

I've only really used Debian and Debian variants before and then only on either a virtual box or raspberry Pi. I'm trying to install the server variant of Ubuntu onto a Samsung N150 plus netbook (1GB ...
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USB number pad won't work

Last week I recycled my fiance's 2011 Macbook Pro 13.3 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 onto it. I need a numerical number pad for work so I picked up this from Office Depot. When I run lsusb it shows up as ...
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How can I stop 'Unable to mount Android Device' messages from popping up?

Using 15.04 When I connect my phone to my PC, I get a message popup saying that Ubuntu was unable to mount the device - however I'm able to access the storage on my phone to add/remove files etc. ...
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USB Flash Drive Unreadable After Using on Mac OSX

I have a new flash drive that I have been using with just Ubuntu to transfer files between computers. Everything worked fine for a while, then after plugging the drive into an iMac the disk no longer ...
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Keyboard doesn't work during bootup/grub if Wacom tablet is plugged in

I did an install of 15.04 on a second hard drive last night. After install everything was working great, initially. I tested that I could boot into Ubuntu from GRUB, into Windows, and into the BIOS. ...
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How to install windows 7 on USB Drive with Ubuntu [on hold]

My question is not how make a bootable usb drive but how to install windows 7 on a usb drive. I've seen some articles and videos about how to make it but those are for windows users but I'm on ubuntu ...
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How to install snappy Ubuntu 15.04 Core images on a PC

Can you please help with some instructions on how to install Snappy Ubuntu core on an AMD64 PC? I can find the image at this URL. But I've not been successful installing booting it of an USB and ...
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no Boot loader on usb thumbdrive when using startdisk creator

no Boot loader on usb thumb drive when using start disk creator Get this error when it asks for my password to continue 74% into the making of the disk
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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS.I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways:1. unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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USB 3.0 port does not work on carbon x1 laptop

I have carbon x1 second gen and the USB 3.0 port does not recognize any usb device. Where do I start troubleshooting this issue? I use Ubuntu 14.04.
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Unwedging a memory stick

I have a memory stick with a (probably corrupted) copy of the Kubuntu 14.10 installation. I wanted to overwrite it with the 15.04 installation, but it seems to have a read-only vfat partition that ...
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Install additional drivers to USB from mac?

I have a problem, I have no Ethernet cable and I want to bypass the need of using it to install the WLAN and Wi-Fi Ubuntu driver. I did find a similar question here, but it is old and the answer is ...
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USB stick not usable after ISO boot burn

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have made 2 ISO boot sticks, one for Mint 17.1 and the other for 14.04. The Mint USB was made using 'Startup Disc Creator' from the software centre and the Ubuntu one was ...
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How to share Guest's internet with host on Virtualbox?

I have a problem that I have been trying to fix over 3 months now, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Windows 7 as a Guest on VirtualBox, I have a USB Modem which doesn't support Linux, the Modem works ...
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Ubuntu Print via LAN using USB 2 to Fast Ethernet box to USB printer

Ubuntu 14.04 Printer HP OFFICEJET K7100 (wide format) USBNETBOX1 by KONIG, based on ASIX AX88772 chipset Installed HPLIP-3.14.10 version was installed on 19-01-2015 - Ran test print connecting my ...
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How To Safely Remove Hardware From USB Ports?

Today I connected my Amazon Kindle via a USB port. When I wanted to disconnect my kindle, I didn't see any option to remove USB device from the PC. I am searching for the 'safe remove hardware' ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu without GRUB

I have a very odd setup and I would like to upgrade my Ubuntu installation while maintaining this setup. Here's the situation: My actual HDD (let's call it "sda") has a Windows installation on it, ...
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I am not able to install ubuntu using usb?

I downloaded ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS iso file from torrent( size 700+ MB)and copied it in the usb. Then I made my usb drive bootable by running command line instructions (since my GUI is not working) from ...
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Is there a way I could run the Ubuntu Desktop on Nexus 10?

I understand that Ubuntu Touch has ended support for the Nexus 10. Because I just purchased and now own a newer Nvidia Shield Tablet, I don't mind doing risky developer activities on my 32 GB Nexus ...