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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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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Automounted USB devices are read only

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 the automout of USB devices does not work as expected. When I plug in a storage device it is recognized correctly but I do not have write privileges on it. I thought, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 inside Windows XP

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows XP. Downloaded ISO from Ubuntu site (version for RAM less than 2GB). Burned to USB stick using LiLi USB Creator. Booted laptop using that pen ...
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gpsd:ERROR: can't bind to local socket

I am trying to get a BU-353 GPS device to work on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via GPSD. When I ran cgps I was greated with a timeout error. I assumed something was wrong with the GPS because I has not been used ...
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External USB Harddrive not recognized

I got an external HardDrive that I want to recover. I don't know what the previous user did, but it was definitely a software change. lsusb recognizes a harddrive with the following output: Bus 002 ...
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usb audio interface not recognized by alsa

after reading a lot of recommendations I finally bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and installed ubuntu studio. I am running unbuntu 14.04 on a amd64 desktop. $ uname -rvi 3.13.0-46-generic #76-Ubuntu ...
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Canonical shop - Bootable USB stick - Ubuntu 16.04

I can't find information about the size in GB for the bootable USB stick that Canonical is selling. Do they sell them in 2, 4, or 8 GB in size? Has anyone already purchased it to confirm?
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Mouse in 2-port USB sharing device not recognized in Ubuntu 16.04

I use an Aten 2-Port USB sharing device to share mouse and keyboard between two computers. Under Ubuntu 14.04 this worked fine but after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 my Steelseries Kinzu V2 mouse is not ...
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Unable to create additional partitions on Ubuntu Live USB drive

After using Ubuntu 16.04's Startup Disk Creator to create a live (16.04) environment on my 4GB USB drive, I'm unable to create additional partitions (tried both FAT, Ext4, primary and logical) in the ...
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USB 3.0 port with USB 3.0 device in Ubuntu 12.10

When I try to connect a USB 3.0 device in Ubuntu 12.10 (ASUS K55VD, kernel 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP), the system says [ 74.747832] hub 3-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1 [ ...
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Need TP-Link T1U driver for Ubuntu 16.04

I'm brand-new to the world of Ubuntu, and completely clueless. I am trying to install a TP-Link Archer T1U USB wireless adapter, but I can't find an appropriate driver. The TP-Link website only states ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Android 6.01 - MTP failing

At first I was getting an error when I was trying to access my phone's SD Storage. Then as I was trying to fix it I manage to break it even further. So, now when I plug my phone it doesn't show up. ...
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Mounting USB Card reader / digital camera [on hold]

Just tried to connect my new Nikon D810 (acts as USB mass storage) to an USB port, it failed. The same thing after putting the SD card in a card reader. I tried all kinds of suggestions to get the ...
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USB devices showing a read only

I have an 8gb FAT32 USB stick and a 500gb FAT32 HDD; both of these have suddenly become read only devices. I've tried deleting the directory inside /media and then creating it again, naming it, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - USB Bluetooth not working

I have looked at some other answers already, none of them seemed applicable or fixed anything. I have USB Bluetooth on 15.10. It used to work fine. I went to pair my headphones today and noticed I ...
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Sitecom WLA-3001 AC450 / Mediatek RT2870 Wifi USB dongle not working [on hold]

The device mentioned in the title is not on the Linux Hardware Guide, the closest I could find was the previous model: http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/2014-01-06-sitecom-wla-2100-usb-micro-adapter-...
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USB ports all stopped working

I have an Acer E5-571-74F7 running Ubuntu 12.04.5. Recently all the USB ports stopped being recognized. lsusb shows nothing installed in any of them. Headphones, flash drive, logitech mouse. All ...
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RPi WIFI Dongle 0e8d:761b MediaTek Inc. problem with drivers

I bought USB Dongle WiFi from Ebay and I have problem with drivers. I get CD with this device but I don't know how to install it. On screen shot you can see what CD include. When I put lsusb I am ...
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Netgear WNA3100

I have the latest version of Ubuntu, but it will not recognize my wireless adapter (Netgear WNA3100). How do I get it to search for (any) USB device and how do I get it to use it to gain access to ...
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How to convert a iso9660 ISO to a USB ISO

I have an ISO of customized GCompris based on Ubuntu. It is intended to be burned on a CD (iso 9660 FS Type). When I try to burn it to a USB, the pendrive "becomes" a CD and it won't boot... The guy ...
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Missing Operating System - Windows7 - Boot from USB

I am using an HP TouchSmart 600 that came from factory with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from USB and everything went perfect. Now, ...
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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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GNU GRUB Version 2.02 beta 2-9 while booting from USB

I attempted to install the latest version of Linux Ubuntu Studio, with previously installed Ubuntu 14.04. Installation procedure went fine, it was only at the finish, when something collapsed, I ...
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Got a Dell D620 with no OS, would like to use USB to get Ubuntu on it. Where do I start? [duplicate]

I Just bought a Dell D620 on the cheap and it comes without an OS. Initially I figured I could just download Ubuntu on a USB, plug it in, and boot up Ubuntu, obviously there is more to it. Where do I ...
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how to install tp link wn725n wifi usb adapter on ubuntu Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

i have a usb wifi adapter Tp-Link model: wn725n it works very well on windows but i can't find any drivers for linux/ubuntu i tried everything online but nothing work so far i'm using Ubuntu 14.04....
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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All of my USB flash drives are read only

All of my USB flash drives are in read only when I connect to my computer. I'm just trying to put a few files from my computer onto a flash drive. I have done this before successfully but no matter ...
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Huawei usb 4G modem not detected

I have a problem with Huawei modem. Ubuntu 16 does not detect it as a mobile broadband modem. I cannot choose it in my Network Connections. $ lsusb 5266: executing lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:...
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How to create Win7 bootable usb from within Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I know this has been asked before but the majority of the answers given seem to be a bit out of date. I've tried the gnome disk utility, after reading somewhere in here that it might be as simple as ...
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¨USB device: card reader¨ is draining the battery even if it is not used

I`ve installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro Retina 13 and I am trying to get the best battery life possible. I'm using PowerTop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. PowerTop ...
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Repairing Flash Drive that wasn't ejected with I/O errors?

I was dumb and didn't eject my flash drive, now it won't show up in mount, can't be manually mounted, dd just hangs when trying to zero it out, and I get I/O errors when trying to format it. I know ...
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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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USB mouse stops moving suddenly

Using ubuntu 14.04, suddenly my USB mouse stops working, even though it has power (the laser works). When I try to shutdown, it takes a lot of time and finally I have to force shutdown by a long ...
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How do you create a bootable USB stick using windows 7

I've downloaded Ubuntu desktop (the .iso file that is) on a windows 7 machine and want to create a bootable USB stick in order to install it onto a laptop which currently has no OS. Is there a way to ...
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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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How can I create an bootable USB stick on Win7-32bit machine? [duplicate]

How can I create an bootable USB stick on Win7-32bit machine ? I have downloaded the ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso onto a USB stick. As it is an ISO file, it will not boot on my laptop. Thank You
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Run a semi-permanent Ubuntu from a USB for Trial

I tried to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP Laptop. Worked out ok. Booted. Had to tap F9 while booting to choose Ubuntu. And for some reason there was 2 versions... both seemed to lead to ...
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How to format a USB stick who have write protection error

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file ...
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How do I allow non-root access to /ttyUSB0 on 12.04?

Since I updated from 10.04 to 12.04, I am unable to access the device connected in /ttyUSB0 if I don't have root access. To be more specific, I use a usb-to-serial com port converter to access and ...
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Couldn't find matching udev devices

I tried to connect my brand new Microsoft Lumia 540 to Lubuntu 14.10 with the help of default LUMIA USB cable and got the following error messages. Unable to Open MTP devices Couldn't find matching ...
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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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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 + Novatel E371 (DW5804)

Have a problem on my laptop Dell D430 with Novatel Expedite E371(DW5804). cat /etc/*release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty uname -a Linux GSLM 3.19.0-59-lowlatency ...
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How to use Ubuntu pen drive on Windows? [duplicate]

I am totally a new user of Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is that I installed Ubuntu through the USB drive. Now I want to use the pen drive on Windows. I tried to format the pen drive but failed.
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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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Best backup approach for a USB drive [on hold]

I'm currently using the grandfather, father, son approach to create backups of my everyday usb drive which I always carry around with me. The full drive is encrypted using dm-crypt and I use dd to ...
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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USB Stick doesn't react after 'formatting'

I'm writing this thread because i haven't found any solution yet. The problem is that after formatting my USB stick 2 days ago(sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdb1) from FAT to NTFS to get rid of 4 GB file limit....
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [closed]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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installation Ubuntu 16 “no root file system defined”

I'm installing ubuntu 16.04 next to Windows 10. I've put Ubuntu on a 64 GB usb drive and rufus. Once I boot from the USB and try to install ubuntu I first get the language options, next I get to ...