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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14.04 USB keep mounting itself

im trying to format my USB flash drive, but when i sudo umount /dev/sdb1 it doesn't work. so i tried to format it with ubuntu disk utility app. when i tried to unmount it, it keep mounting itself. so ...
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How to connect Tektronix TDS10001B to Ubuntu?

I'm trying to connect a Tektronix TDS1001B to Ubuntu Precise. I have managed to connect the scope to a Windows XP machine running TekVISA OpenChoice so hardware is working. Is there any tutorial how ...
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How to auto mount my external hard drive?

On login, ubuntu 10.10 would not mount external hard drives automatically, While ubuntu 10.04 mount them on login. I've tried Storage Device Manager but it give error when external hard is not ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA monitor adapter ubuntu 14.04

so i just brought an extra screen and found that i had no spare slots for it. So ofcourse i went out and got a USB to DVI/VGA adapter. In the crate a cd with an exe file on it followed. Now i have ...
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I am trying to make a bootable Windows USB from Linux/Ubuntu 14.04. Where did I go wrong?

I bought a new Lenovo G70-70 with FreeDOS 123. I booted Ubuntu 14.04 from a usb stick, and everything is running smoothly. The problem is, I am a photographer, and the photo editing software I use ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable without pen drive

I have a HP Free Dos laptop and wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the bootable OS. Hence, I created a USB stick as Ubuntu installer. When I plugged in the USB stick, i got a few options like "Try ...
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How do use Ubuntu to recover a hard drive

I'm trying to recover data from an old laptop ATA hard drive and heard that Ubuntu is good for doing this. I have bought a ATA to SATA converter to connect the old hard drive to a PC and made a ...
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Install TP-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 10.04

I have a TP-Link TL-WN722N USB wireless card and cannot get it to install. I found lots of information but I have not touched my Ubuntu machine in 4 months and basically forgot what little knowledge ...
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My USB port not working after booting ubuntu

I just install Ubuntu and some of my ports aren't working: my mouse and keyboard work perfectly fine, but my phone and hard drive(external) aren't working when connected. I tried some solutions ...
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Burning a hex file for 8051 microcontrollor on Usbasp Serial Peripheral Interface ( SPI ) on ubuntu 14.04

I used to burn the hex file in windows by Plug in the hardware into my windows pc. installing usbasp drivers. Use progisp software (A 8051 USB ISP PROGRAMMER) to burn hex file into the 8051 ...
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Why won't my Dell desktop computer boot with my usb properly?

everytime I try to boot up with usb to try to install it comes up with a distorted ubuntu desktop with a thick black line going through it! How do I make it work! I just got the PC and I don't know ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook [on hold]

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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please help me install wireless usb adapter driver

I got a wireless usb with the rtl8188C , it came with the cd and it detects it but it doesnt have he driver installed, please help
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Copy files to usb problem

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 and when i copy files to a USB stick ( format Fat32) the files do get copied onto the USB ok and can be accessed while its plugged into my Ubuntu laptop. but its when I try to ...
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15.04 USB problems

Alright so interesting problem that started after fixing another one. A few days ago I did an upgrade on my computer. I installed a new video card and wireless adapter that in turn finally allowed ...
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Trouble starting Network UPS Tools with a Eaton 3S UPS

Running an Ubuntu Server on a Eaton 3S 700VA UPS. The Eaton's USB connection goes into my Ubuntu Server. I'm trying to use NUT to manage the UPS. After sudo su'ing cat /etc/nut/ups.conf: [eaton] ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 (Older BIOS)

I know this has been asked many many times, because I've probably read through most of these guides and answers but I just keep running into problem after problem. here is what I've done/tried so ...
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Unable to Mount External USB SSD

I bought a 1TB external USB SSD (Shadow). I want to copy files from an old disk and use it with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 7 (so NTFS). But it won't automount. The internal drive is SSD as well and ...
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Diagnosing Slow Boot - 15.04

I've recently thrown Ubuntu onto my main rig as a dual boot. I've been having an issue with a rather slow (relatively speaking) boot time. It takes around forty seconds. I seem to have found the ...
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installing Ubuntu from a USB drive onto a second HHD

I have a 500G USB drive with lots of data on it. Can I use that to install Ubuntu to a second hard drive on my Windows XP pc ?
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I can't read a USB HDD in my Ubuntu 14.04 VM (VirtualBox 4.3, Windows 7 host)

I've installed (and reinstalled) VirtualBox 4.3 with the Extension Pack on my Windows 7 host, and created USB filters to hand a few specific WD 4TB My Book drives straight to the Ubuntu 14.04 guest ...
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Udev rule is executed twice because Android Smartphone is mounted 2 times

I need your help. :-) First I want to excuse for my Englisch, I´m from Germany. I have a Bash script which should be executed every time an Android Phone is connected through USB. This is done by my ...
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How can I connect my Nokia Lumia 520 with Ubuntu 14.04?

I cannot seem find a way to connect a Nokia Lumia 520 to Ubuntu 14.04. I tried several solutions posted on the Internet, but I could not find the right one. Has someone achieved this?
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How to save daily changes in a virtualbox to a live USB

I have been successful in installing, booting and using Ubuntu into my 64gb USB flash drive. What I plan is to do is to convert a copy of my USB key to a virtual image and boot it using virtualbox. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, 64 bit, 386 architecture

What I have: 1) 128 GB USB drive 2) Dell Laptop with Windows 7, 8 GB memory, Intel i7-3540M What I want: 3) Bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 12.04 for that hardware configuration, with GUI, with ...
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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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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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Ubuntu USB error

I am trying to make a portable Ubuntu USB. I want it to be able to be used in other computers and still have my settings. So I'm at the screen where it show the partition table for the installation ...
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Bad interaction within USB3 port and HDD docking station

After 3 years with Ubuntu 12.04, I decided today that it was the right moment to switch to Ubuntu MATE 15.04. The installation went smoothly, but when I connected my HDD docking station to recover my ...
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Creating a Debian ISO by merging all 3 iso parts to one for booting via usb [on hold]

I've downloaded the Debian DVD installation images that's been split into 3 parts. I want to create a USB installation disk by merging all the 3 ISO to one ISO. Here's the list of the things i've ...
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Alert the user when they unsafely unplug an USB thumb drive

Users repeatedly complain about lost data on USB thumb drives after they unplugged them without unmounting. We run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on our machines. Auto-mounting is enabled. As I am tired of ...
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“Error Loading Operating system” when booting from usb to install 12.10 64bit

I have just built a new computer I've never installed Linux on a computer before. booting from my usb come up with "error loading operating system". I am trying to install it on my new 64gb SSD, it ...
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Disable auto-mount of *only* Camera SDCard on USB connection

I have a question regarding the auto-mounting of my Nikon camera. When the camera is connected via USB the memory card of the camera is mounted and displays as a drive on the task bar. This causes ...
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Not able to configure Reliance Netconnect USB dongle with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I've a Netconnect USB dongle which is I am not able to use with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am noob lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Alfa 36H not showing up in network manager

Ubuntu 15.04 asus t100 My alfa card does not show up in the network manager. While I have it plugged in the light flashes and the network manager appears to be refreshing every 3 or so seconds. ...
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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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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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Will the Hard Drive be ever used for temporary storage when running Ubuntu from a USB bootable drive?

I was just wondering where temporary files (like temporary internet files, cookies, etc...) will be saved when running Ubuntu from a USB dongle. More generally I'm curious to know if on the Hard ...
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Linksys AE1200 doesn't work with Ubuntu 14.04

I have read through and followed several different posts on this topic, including trying ndiswrapper. Nothing seems to get this USB wireless adapter working for me. I need an expert to help walk me ...
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Zebex Z-3100 USB scanner drops character

When scanning an EAN-8 barcode containing the 8 digits 00032605 ubuntu incorrectly returns 0003265 while windows correctly return 00032605. The last digit 5 is a check-digit. Are there any ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system earlier today and everything went smooth except for this part: My mouse is not working in Ubuntu. It is a Zalman ZM-401R gaming mouse and it does not work ...
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Ubuntu USB isn't working

I have recently had a bit of trouble creating a boot-able USB drive for my Toshiba laptop. I have followed this tutorial about 10 times now and always get this message after I try to boot into Ubuntu: ...
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USB Devices stopped working on laptop

A few days back, all USBs stopped working. If a mouse is plugged in, it lights up but that's it. If I plug in a flash drive I get the following messages in dmesg: [ 112.117019] usb 2-1.3: new ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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Portable Ubuntu USB

I have been searching for a while trying to find a way to get an OS onto a USB. I have searched this and I have only found how to make a ubuntu live USB. I don't want to dual boot. I want to be able ...
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USB Boot Error when using UNetBootin for Windows 8.1

I recently got Unetbootin on ubuntu to put windows 8.1 on to my usb. When I boot from my usb it says boot error. Im a noob at this pls help
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Prevent USB Drives from auto-remounting after remove

When I press "safely remove drive" in Nautilus as user to my USB 3.0 Transcent Storejet 25H3 drive it reconnects immediately. How can I safely remove it without that behaviour? I think the only ...
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Cannot acces encrypted usb drive

So I had a USB stick encrypted by truecrypt but as it isnt supported anymore I decided to reformat it with disk-utilities in LUKS. I overwrote everything and formatted the drive with disk-utilities in ...