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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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?

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

I know this has been asked before but the majority of the answers given seem to be a bit out of date.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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Missing Operating System - Windows7 - Boot from USB

I am using an HP TouchSmart 600 that came from factory with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I have decided to get rid of it and installed Ubuntu 14.04 booting from usb and everything went perfect. Now i ...
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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

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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Is there a list of devices Ubuntu supports “out of the box”?

I've been all over Canonical/Ubuntu's website and as far as I can tell there's no list of devices that are supported "out of the box," by which I mean "you can plug this in and it will work." The ...
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how to create bootable usb stick for mac on ubuntu?

I would like to make a bootable usb on Ubuntu to boot on mac. Please help.
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ralink 148f:760b mt7601 driver not working

I got new ralink mini WIFI dongle. lsusb returns: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 148f:760b Ralink Technology, Corp. it's based on MT7601UM chip. driver installed following :this instructions does not ...
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Wireless mouse not working in 14.04

I have a HP X3500 Wireless mouse. Ubuntu 14.04 My problem is, that the mouse isn't responding. if I issue lsusb - Bus 002 Device 010: ID 3938:1031 Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b1c1 Chicony ...
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Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write (Read-only file system)

As in the title, I'm unable to format it as it says read-only. I've tried couple of searches and the solutions too. Even I tried GParted to see I have any luck. Unfortunately below is what I get. ...
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How to format a USB or external drive?

Using Ubuntu 11.10, how do I format an external or USB drive? I don't find an option to 'format' when I right click. In the new version, the drives don't come up on the desktop but instead come on ...
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Why won't my windows 10 computer boot Ubuntu 16.04 from a usb?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which doesn't have a disc drive, so I tried to boot from a live USB. I have followed several tutorials, used various different programs to burn the ...
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Persistent Linux USB won't boot… getting weird error screens, maybe related to UEFI

To start with here are my specs: 970 FTW edition i5 2550k 8 gigs of DDR3 1600 mhz MSI Z77A-G41 250 GB SSD for OS and apps 150 GB SSD for apps 3 TB 5400 rpm for storage 500 GB 7200 rpm ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't recognize my USB 3.0 flash drive

I have a 8 GB USB 3.0 Silicon Power flash memory. I'd been using it on my laptop,which only has three USB 2.0 ports, until it didn't anymore mount on Ubuntu after being plugged in. The problem is that ...
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Ubuntu freezes and will not complete the install. Don't know what I am doing wrong

Computer info: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 Acer Extensa 5630 Dual CPU T3200 @ 2GHZ Memory 3GB 32 bit Ubuntu: Ubuntu Label: Ubuntu Suite: trusty Version: 14.04 Codename: trusty Date: Thu, 08 May ...
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How to find M10 when connected to Ubuntu desktop by USB?

Connecting Aquaris M10 to Ubuntu desktop with USB, it appears in file manager, but no contents shown. Can view microSD contents when ejected from the tablet. Is it possible to get to the M10's ...
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Trouble with Alfa Network UBDo-nt(5) RT3070 on Ubuntu 16.04 (and Kali 2)

Please help to resolve my very sad and annoying issue - I have NO idea what to do to compile/install my USB Wireless Adapter and get it working. I've tried various instructions and manuals with no ...
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How do I install a Wimax usb driver?

I am using wimax usb modem in Ubuntu 9.04 properly. I am familiar with Ubuntu 10.04 and try to install the same deb file to use my wimax USB modem, but it could not install and give me the following ...
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How do I get a PS3 Sixasis Controller working via USB?

I am trying to get a PS3 Sixaxis controller to work with Ubuntu 12.04. The ubuntu wiki page for sixaxis says to install QtSixA, which I did. The issue now is actually using the controller. I installed ...
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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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How do I transfer files to and from Nexus 7/Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to connect a Nexus 7 tablet (Android 6.0.1) from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I started by following the instructions from this answer. When I execute the last command android-connect, it tells me: ...
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Issue creating bootable USB using dd command

It's a while that I'm trying to create a bootable USB drive with a Windows on it. I first tried with Unebootin unsuccessfully, I reckon the reason is the fact that the last version doesn't support any ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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uEye camera not showing on Camera List (in ubuntu 16.04)

The uEye camera in question shows up on lsusb as IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH generic (firmware not loaded yet) however, it is not showing on the camera list - the usb daemon is listed running ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, USB, DAC. do not wok. [on hold]

I can't get my DAC to work. Ubuntu doesn't seem to find it. suggestions any one???
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Ubuntu 16.04 Mobile-Broadband USB stick sometimes not detected at all

I am facing similar issue as mentioned in following question: Mobile-Broadband stick sometimes not detected at all Whereas only difference is I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and modem as Tata Photon plus. ...