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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USB set to write protect mode

I used the dd command to burn a bootable Ubuntu distro (iso file) to my USB. Now the entire drive is completely "read only." It's impossible to modify it! I tried switching to root and executed ...
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Can't install Ubuntu, getting error 'failed to load fecs_inst'

I am currently using windows 10 and created a bootable USB drive with universal USB. I used the ubuntu 16.04 iso and am getting the initial page that shows the Ubuntu logo then the screen cuts to a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in a login loop, can't boot from a USB and can't use Terminal

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Idea Pad S12. I am not able to log in as the admin nor the guest. When trying to open Terminal, I only get black-white-blue squares and have to restart the ...
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Cannot mount MTP Android device after rooting?

I managed to install TWRP Recovery image twrp-3.0.2-0-vegetahd.img on an Aquaris E5 phone with stock Android; thereby having a rooted device. Out of the box, the stock Android allowed USB connection ...
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Share USB drive over network

I'm looking for a free method to share an USB device over network. I got a RaspberryPi (raspbian) which has an USB device connected. I want to be able to receive and send command to this device from ...
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create bootable usb with partitioned usb

I have sandisk 32 GB USB partitioned in two partitions. Both are FAT32 format and first is 20 GB and second partition is of 10 GB. I use 1st partition for file storage as it is detected in windows ...
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Trying to dual booth install Ubuntu 15 on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to install Linux through Ubuntu on my system. I managed to turn my USB into a Ubuntu installer, and I tried to install through there. I can't however , reach the Ubuntu boot menu. I even ...
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USB Mouse not working after installing Ubuntu 16.04 - Persistent Fix?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I haven't any problem in live. But after the login, mouse doesn't move and click. the only solution I found was: sudo rmmod usbhid sudo modprobe usbhid However, I ...
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Mini computer not booting with USB drive on Ubuntu

I bought this little computer (link below), but I simply cant make Ubuntu recognize the USB driver in order to install Ubuntu. It comes with windows 10 which does not recognized the screen of my TV ...
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Unetbootin has no GUI on Ubuntu GNOME

I want to make the switch to Antergos. When opening Unetbootin, I can't seem to open it successfully. Here is what happens when I open UNetbootin from Terminal namehidden@lolllll:~$ sudo unetbootin ...
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Mac bootable live USB with over 4gb persistence

I'm trying to create a live USB (Linux Mint, 128gb drive) that is bootable on Mac and has over 4gb of persistent storage. I've used the Mac Bootable USB Loader to make it Mac bootable, which works. ...
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USB won't show up after forcefully removing battery

I've got version 14.04. I burned a windows iso file on my usb because I wanted install it as a dual boot. I had my usb plugged in and wanted to skype before I did the boot. While skype was opening my ...
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A script for copying random folders

I'd like to realize a little project I've always had in mind. I have a vast music library on my desktop and I'm looking for a way/script to select a random amount of folders (say, 25 albums) and, if ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 final not booting from stick: gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image

The brand new 16.04 final does not boot from USB stick: Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image boot : I made a boot stick with Startup Disk Creator ...
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USB Toshiba (16Gb) not recognized

I have a 16Gb USB and when I connect it to my computer nothing happens. I tried to find my usb using fdisk -l but it doesn't appear I tried also blkid but it doesn't appear neither I've used also ...
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How to get USB-Audio with Boss-RC300 working on Ubuntu/Linux?

I have a BOSS RC-300 and i want to use it as a USB-Soundcard with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I got audio working by changing sound/usb quirks-table.h and recompiling the Kernel with 12.04 as descibed in ...
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Problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc

I have problem with installing windows 7 back to my pc. I have make windows 7 boot on my USB but when i choose USB in boot menu my pc just skip that and start ubuntu again and when i restart my pc i ...
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USB sound card doesn't work properly in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have a problem with my e-mu 0202 usb sound card. I've been using ubuntu 15.04 15.10 and 16.04 and it works just fine in there. But not in ubuntu mate 16.04 The problem is my usb card just shuts ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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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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Ubuntu freezes when I connnect HTC phone

This only happens once or twice a week. When I insert my HTC E9 Ubuntu will freeze. Shutting down and turning on the computer and plugging the USB usually fixes the problem. I couldn't find anything ...
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USB disk/flash drive permission

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 and I have one standard account wherein USB storage devices (flash disk, external hard disk etc) are plugged in. In this scenario, the permission on the mount location ...
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Ubuntu send power over usb after internet trigger

So I have a raspberry pi hooked to a motion sensor and WiFi, when it senses movement on the web server it prints a 1 to a file on the server. I would like to have a Ubuntu system receive that signal ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB “no possible bios file found”

So that's my problem, I downloaded ubuntu 13.04 32bit and I put it in a 4gb USB stick following the steps in ubuntu's webpage. Then when I restart the computer I press F12 and chose the USB stick, ...
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i8042: No controller found

There are other questions with the same issue (here and here), but in my case, instead of a MacBook I have this (I am not doing any kind of promotion of this product) Until today, everything was ...
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Nexus 4 - unable to install flash touch (first time) not showing up on abd devices

after giving up with trying to install phablet tools in Trusty, I got an old machine and installed Precise; I got as far as installing all the tools but cannot get flash into the Nexus 4; I have set ...
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Fldigi usb to db9

Ubuntu 14.4.4. Yaesu FT-450D. Fldigi & flrig do not see the radio. I use a db9 to usb cable. I tested with rigctl and it did not see the rig. From the looks of the previous non-answered questions, ...
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USB mouse doesn't work in my own build of Ubuntu

I made my own build of Ubuntu 16.04 x64 with this manual (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization). I found that USB mouse doesn't work with the build. There is no cursor and reaction ...
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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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Why can't the guest OS (Windows XP) detect the USB?

For my VirtualBox 5.0.14, I downloaded and installed the Extension Pack (All Supported Platforms) and I also became a member of "vboxusers". From what I have read up on the matter, these ought to ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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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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intermittent failures receiving traffic from external network adapters

I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu machine connected to two peripheral devices via USB-to-Ethernet adapters. Currently, I have the two adapters configured for eth3 and eth4, both on different subnets ...
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How do I backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Mounting Windows 3.1 Harddrive via USB Enclosure

I have recently unearthed my old windows 3.1 machine from the attic and was surprised to see it still works. At a minimum, I would like to back up data from the hard drive and, perhaps, create an ...
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D-Link Wireless N Nano USB adapter DWA-131 with Ubuntu 13.10

Wireless N Nano USB adapter DWA-131 , I'm not able to make it working on Ubuntu 13.10. I read a number of threads but I could not find the solution. It is certainly due to my limited knowledge of ...
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Android phone does not appear in lsusb after entering “downloading” mode!

I've been trying to use Heimdall to install custom ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy GT-i8190 (Galaxy S3 Mini), but running sudo heimdall detect Gives ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode ...
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How do I get the linksys WUSB6300 wireless adapter to work on linux VIA usb

I am very new to Linux, I currently have Ubuntu installed alongside Windows 10. My internet dongle WUSB6300 does not have a manufacturers Linux driver, but iv seen there are third-party drivers ...
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USB G.Skill KM780 MX Keyboard

Is there any method/driver/trick to use my USB G.Skill KM780 MX Keyboard on Ubuntu Linux? Thanks for your time
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amd radeon Graphic device driver error on ubuntu 16.04

Why is there no support for AMD radeon graphics devices on 16.04? And why usb fdd is undetectable on 16.04?
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Unable to delete USB Drive partitions (Block size error)

I have been unable to format/delete the partitions on my Sandisk Cruzer Force 32GB USB Drive. I get the following error when deleting any of the partitions on it. `Error deleting partition /dev/sdd2: ...
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Is there a USB wifi adapter that reliably works with Ubuntu? Including suspend/resume

TL;DR Is there a usb wifi dongle for ubuntu that works reliably, including suspend/resume support? I've used Ubuntu since around version 12. There wireless support has always been funky but I could ...
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No sound from USB speakers under Ubuntu (working fine under Windows) [on hold]

I am a first time user of Ubuntu. I recently installed it as a dualboot with Windows 7. I have Logitech USB speakers which work fine in Windows. However, I can't get any audio to play in Ubuntu. Any ...
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Fixing "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI5 (0,0,0) (sda) failed

The other day, I was using my gaming laptop (ASUS ROG G750JM) that I got last year when it froze up and shut itself off. When I tried to reboot it has a system 32 error message, since I don't have a ...
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Ubuntu doesn't look like sending power to an usb port used by a device that uses 2 usb ports to function

Update since the latest release of displaylink drivers this issue was solved - it was a driver issue I'm connecting a Lenovo Thinkvision Displaylink USB external monitor to a Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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Testing Ubuntu Touch on Intel tablet

I'd like to test Ubuntu Touch on a Dell Venue 11 7130 tablet with Intel hardware and found seemingly appropriate images of pre-installed systems on cdimages.ubuntu.com. But unfortunately, after any ...
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lsusb doesn't list my android device

Three days I'm striggling with this problem. lsusb isn't detecting my ASUS Fonepad 7, but detects my Lumia, which is a Windows Phone device. I tried plugging my sister's phone, my dad's phone, which ...
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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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Cant boot Ubuntu 15.10 ( not even the live version)

Hi everyone ( sorry for my bad english), i own an Hp Stream 13 (2x1.6GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD) with windows 10, and yesterday i have successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10 ( using a 4gb usb stick with ...
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Problems connecting to Bluetooth headset - 14.04 - problem re-occurs

Please read the (PS:) at the end of this new post on this specific problem. I've read carefully This post but still have problems to connect to one of my Bluetooth headset. I have two bluetooth ...