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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how to install driver for belkin N600 wireless adapter on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have read through questions concerning installing driver for this wireless adapter, and found that the driver is closely dependent on the details of each adapter, thus I post my adapter here and ask ...
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WD Passport Not Detected On Any Computer

I have had a WD My Passport drive for a while, and today it just stopped working. I have looked around and nothing seems to solve the problem. When I plug the drive in, dmesg says this: ...
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How can I upgrade from an EOL version without using an .ISO image as I cannot boot from usb or DVD?

I am trying to upgrade or update from Ubuntu 11.04. My computer (acer aspire c 2008) won't boot from usb and my cdrom usually doesn't mount. So could I partition my hard drive and put the .ISO there ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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Can't get USB microphone to be recognized

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04, and I'm having trouble getting the microphone on my headset to be recognized. The speakers portion of the headset works fine, and both parts work fine on a Windows machine. ...
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Bluetooth does not detect devices on lenovo with 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I am not good at this, but I did a clean install on my Lenovo Z5070 with Ubuntu 12.04 and 3.13 kernel all by myself. My bluetooth can not detect devices, I have tried blueman ...
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drivers for HP U160 USB monitor

Somebody know if exists a driver for HP U160 USB monitor ? I've used this monitor as secondary in windows but now that I changed my OS to Kubuntu 14.04 I'm not able to configure and use it.
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4G dongle (for wireless internet) not detecting unless i restart ubuntu 12.04

I have a Airtel 4G LTE dongle. if i connect it to my laptop while laptop is on dongle is not getting detected. It only gets detected if i restart laptop. thank you in advance!
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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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How to block Phone memory card in linux mint 17.1 [on hold]

I want to block Phone memory card in linux systems (Mint/Ubuntu) in my firm.I already blocked all USB storage and webcam by edit the blacklist.conf file.
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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Which format must the drive be in order to create a bootable USB?

How do I have to format the drive in order to create a bootable USB? I'd appreciate it if I could get an answer soon... Thanks!
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Problem with DD & Startup disk creator

I want to create a bootable USB drive for Chromium OS. I downloaded this image (direct link) and I want to put it on my 4 Gb USB. The IMG file is 2.6 Gb and my USB is 4 Gb, so there is space for the ...
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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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Cannot access NTFS partition on Windows

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick. Below are my drive details in the same order: 1.5GB Swap 20GB ext4 (ubuntu installation) 10GB NTFS Now, I'm unable to view or access the NTFS partition ...
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Show USB device (Android phone) in VirtualBox

I am running Ubuntu version 14.04 and have installed Virtualbox (version 4.3.10) to run a Windows 7 box. I have installed guest additions and the extension pack for Virtualbox and my user has been ...
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Making Ubuntu Download Bootable from USB

How can I make the Ubuntu download bootable from a USB stick without downloading third party software? Thanks!
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Cannot download Ubuntu to a USB drive. Only option available is to burn to a DVD, which I do not have

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, when I click on the program, a window opens which asks me to burn to a disk. Even though I have a USB drive attached (and which is recognized by my computer) it ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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Ubuntu on Mac using bootable USB corrupt screen

I have been trying to get Linux ubuntu to work on my desktop macintosh running on os x yosemite but it doesn't seem to be starting up properly. I am using rEFInd to boot the USB, and I select try ...
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Is it safe to delete a Swap Partition on a USB install?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my 32gb USB drive. I recently read that having a Swap causes a lot of reads and writes to the drive making the OS slow and reducing the lifespan of the drive. ...
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Unable to format usb drive (udisks-error-quark, 14)

I have been striving hard to format my usb drive. I cannot format it. Whenever I try it using the disks utility I get the following error message: Error unmounting /dev/sdc: Command-line `umount ...
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Belkin n52te driver install

I tried fallowing this thread How do I configure a Belkin n52te gamepad to work? and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=948833 to get my Belkin n52te to work. neither of which worked. when I ...
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Unable to discover USB external HDD after entering power management

I have a USB-HDD attached to my box. The USB HDD will not be discovered by my linux after entering power saving. I already turned off the power saving through the command line tool, hdparm. However, ...
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Chromebook usb bootable disk

I want to create a usb bootable version of Ubuntu server. I have a Chromebook with crouton-XFCE on it. I read online many posts about this, none gave me a solution. I tried to use this approach sudo ...
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Sound distortion (USB DAC) when mouse unplugged

I have a Monoprice USB DAC. It works fine in Windows, regardless of the state of my mouse, but in Ubuntu 14.04, the sound is distorted if the power cable to my mouse is not plugged in. It works fine ...
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USB drive not recognized Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 16GB Hama usb stick and I'm using it on Ubuntu 14.04. Until yesterday it worked fine, but my Linux crashed and I had to copy some files on it using the low graphics interface. Anyways the ...
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How to find the directory of a USB port

I am trying to find the name of the second USB port in my computer in the director /dev/ since I am trying to find where my AVR micro-controller programmer location to execute this command: avrdude -p ...
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Error 5 denied USB when i try to use win32 diskimager

When I tried using win32diskimager, it says error 5 denied and then I can't choose any disk (I can choose ISO images though). Also, I can write and read the USB from other programs. I'm using Ubuntu. ...
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HP Mini Stream bluetooth not working

Using (K)Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a HP Stream Mini desktop. It's in use as a HTPC and I'd like to get an aftermarket Bluetooth keyboard to work. I connect to a wired network so not bothered about the ...
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Wired USB mouse stops working on desktop

completely new to Ubuntu, but getting away from windows and mac. Basically my USB wired mouse stops working after a few minutes being on, I've tried with other computers and the mouse worked fine, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not detecting SamsungY Android via usb cable

I had this same problem when previously using ubuntu 13.10, among other issues with my Windows dual boot. So I wiped the hard drive, re-installed ubuntu stand alone, and I still get the same dang ...
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MBA Mid 2011: Black screen on Boot (Installation)

ive been looking around for solutions but neither 'nomodeset'-option nor i915.modeset=0 helped me. I have a Macbook Air Mid 2011 (with Intel Graphics 3000). Im trying to boot it from my USB Stick - ...
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WACOM Tablet will only work if plugged in USB at boot time

This is on UBUNTU 14.04 LTS If I plug my WACOM (Intuos4 PTK-440) into USB AFTER I boot or if I unplug and replug, without booting, the tablet does not respond. YET I do get : $ lsusb Bus 003 Device ...
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How to mount a samsung galaxy s5?

My laptop runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and when trying to connect my phone to access files through the usb port, this comes up: Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Error initializing camera: -60: Could not lock ...
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Logitech USB headset not working in 14.04

I recently converted my laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 (two days ago at the time of this posting) and just encountered this problem (an hour or so ago at the time of this posting). The problem is that my ...
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Can't boot from USB; no selection option in grub; usb 1st boot choice

First, I have looked through the suggested questions that may have an answer, but nothing seems on point. I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 7 system. I have decided to play around with some ...
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Nvidia drivers causing overcurrent on USB ports

I have Asus laptop with (unfortunately) Optimus technology for graphics. Overcurrent information on my two USB ports is displayed every time on boot when using any nvidia driver(331.113 and ...
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Minimum size for Ubuntu USB disk

The instructions for creating a bootable Ubuntu USB specify a USB device with "at least 2GB of free space" I have a 2Gb USB stick, but that's the raw size - when formatted, it will have slightly ...
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Installing Ubuntu on early 2011 Macbook pro using USB Stick: ''i8042 No Controller''

I have an early 2011 macbook pro. My primary hard drive location has a mac os X yosemite installation. I replaced the optical drive with a secondary hard drive, which has two partitions created with ...
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usb headphones don't work in xubuntu

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.02 and my C-Media USB headphones don't "just work." When I plug them in, entries are created in /dev/snd, but nothing appears in sound settings, nor do they appear in the ...
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Getting “boot error” when trying to boot from USB

I'm wanting to try out Ubuntu, so followed the instructions for how to install Ubuntu onto a USB. I downloaded the .iso file, then the pendrivelinux 3 part process to make the USB bootable. I can ...
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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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Ubuntu Phone BQ Aquaris E4.5 USB Problem

I do not appear to have any USB Functionality on my BQ Aquarius Ubuntu Edition Phone. Plugged into Dell running Ubuntu 12.04 and neither the phone nor the Laptop see each other. USB power okay and ...
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Ethernet network LG Mobile phone, stops and switches to Mobile Broadband. Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to USB tether phone, RNDIS, works for a few seconds then USB network adapter is switch to being a mobile broadband device. Then network connection is dropped. How to stop it from changing to ...
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Tablet BIOS (UEFI) won't accept boot from USB

I have a x64 tablet running win 8.1. I am trying to install different Linux distro's. Unfortunately I am having trouble booting up from live usb. I got all set up in bios, turned off secure boot, ...
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Gnome 13, USB boot partition enable swap disk [duplicate]

I installed to 16 Gig USB. I made whole 16 Gig as 1 partition. I wish to repartition about 4 Gig for Swap File and enable the Swap Partition. I only run 512 Ram so I think this would increase ...
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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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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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Can't access any storage devices on 12.10

Hi I've just started using Ubuntu 12.10 (today!) my first time with any non-windows OS. I wanted to retrieve some files after windows stopped working. I boot Ubuntu from a USB and it seems to work ...