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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Install additional drivers to USB from mac?

I have a problem, I have no Ethernet cable and I want to bypass the need of using it to install the WLAN and Wi-Fi Ubuntu driver. I did find a similar question here, but it is old and the answer is ...
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Dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu error, can't install

I'm beginner with Linux, and I want to make Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1, so I've process like on this video. But when I restart my computer (with F12) on USB storage and that I want ...
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mute/unmute usb headphone with a Mic

I have a logitech h340 (usb headphones) with no mute/unmute button. I was wondering if there was a command line method to mute and unmute / toggle the Mic on my headphone. I tried: amixer set Capture ...
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Operation System not found during USB boot

Machine : Dell XPS 15z OS : Ubuntu 14.10 I want to install wiindows 8 using USB Drive, I have Bootable USB available, and I have selected Boot Priority to USB. But I am not able to load OS for ...
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MP3 player not recognized

My problem is I plug my MP3 player, a Philips goGear vibe 8GB, and it doesn't show anywhere, that I can recognize. Here are the results from the commands I've tried so far: lsusb: Bus 002 Device ...
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Ubuntu installer won't let me install to my USB?

I am new to these forums and I have limited experience with linux so bear with me. I am using my 16 gigabyte usb stick to install xubuntu onto itself. I had entered the installer and chose to manually ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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Enable generic Chinese USB camera on fresh Linux install

I have a no-name USB camera, made in China, that works fine on my XP desktop installation. I bought this camera to use as a sewer pipe inspection camera. It has 15 meters of cable, with the camera at ...
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Bluetooth controller connects/disconnects spamming system logs

I'm running one of the new Broadwell NUCs under 15.04. Bluetooth has been "fine" for the last few weeks (didn't use it beyong testing it with a BT mouse). Yesterday I started seeing continuous spam ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS USB installation error (“mounting /dev/loop0 (…) failed: invalid argument”)

Im trying to isntall Ubuntu on my PC for gaming, so I dowanloaded Ubuntu 14.04.2 and created a live stick with LiLi. When I boot on the stick and click on install Ubuntu, I always get the following ...
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Booting from USB and I have to pull out thumb drive and put it back in at startup

I have been booting from USB for awhile, and every time I reboot or start after a shutdown, the startup scripts (grub?) get stuck. It seems that the USB drive is unmounted at some point in the ...
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Issues dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 on Lenovo z50-70

I've attempted unsuccessfully several times to install Ubuntu alongside Windows on my new laptop. Initially Ubuntu 14.04 did install, but I was unable to boot it, after trying various things. I ...
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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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USB sticks not accessible & system hangs at shut-down: related to older hardware?

Please notice the three updates at the end of the post. Original problem I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 on an older Acer Travelmate 4500 using the forcepae option and adjusting upowerd.py according to ...
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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USB Audio Problem

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Unable to Connect MTS Mblaze modem in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Ubuntu for 1st time and I do have an modem MTS Mblaze in India which I am using in Windows. But when I tried to connect in Ubuntu 12.10 using give default method (i.e. choose country, ...
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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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System freezes/unresponsive/unusable when copying large file to USB

Yesterday I was copying a single, 8 GB file to a USB with a slow, 7 MB/s write speed, while my RAM is 3 GB. While copying the system froze, to the point where I couldn't even move the cursor. I ...
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Why do file transfers over USB slow down my whole computer? [duplicate]

Whenever I transfer large files, or large amounts of files, over USB to or from an external drive, the whole computer slows down to a crawl during the transfer. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, but I've had ...
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How do I install _“64-bit Power PC Ubuntu 14.04 ”Trusty Tahr“ Minimal CD” on my MeeGoPad Stick T01 64-bit?

The MeeGoPad Stick came with Windows 8.1 and Android that I also would like to remove and run Ubuntu only. I cant find a way to mount the mini.iso file to a bootable usb. I am using Rufus 2.1.649 and ...
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Failed install - Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Macbook Pro 9,2 via USB

This is my second time trying to install Ubuntu on my Mac. I don't have any CDs, so created a bootable USB, following the instructions, changing the iso to an img through the Terminal etc. Leaving ...
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Recover Flash Drive Files

I need to recover files off my 16gb Lexar flash drive. The pcb does not appear damaged in any way so I'm hoping recovery can be done. When I plug the usb into a Windows machine, it recognizes it as ...
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How to burn a .iso to a USB device?

I want to burn a Windows ISO to a USB device in Ubuntu. How do I do this? I know how to burn a Ubuntu ISO into a USB device, but with a Windows ISO it's not the same.
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Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
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fail to install ubuntu server 14.04 64bit LTS from USB drive

I created a bootable USB using Startup disk creator (in ubuntu desktop 12.04 32bit), from an iso image of Ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit, when I want to boot another computer using this usb drive, The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 “[Errno 5] Input/output error” during Installation

I have been trying to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit version) on my desktop PC from a USB memory stick, but I'm experiencing a problem. Each time I attempt an install I received an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is not detecting my android 4.4.4 kitkat.

my Ubuntu 14.04 is not detecting my android 4.4.4 kitkat, MIUI 6.3.5. via USB cable.
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Share internet from PC to unrooted android smart phone connected via USB cable

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 7 Dual boot (both 32 bit) in my desktop. I use cable broadband (Ethernet). I have an unrooted android smart phone running KitKat 4.4.2. This device has a ...
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Is the boot process longer when installed on a hard drive than from running on a USB stick?

I have a Windows 7 Sony Vaio laptop. I have created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 and have tried Ubuntu and like it. I would like to have it alongside Windows 7. When I boot from the USB, I ...
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installing ubuntu 14.04 from usb error

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 from a gorilla 32gb flash drive, it will install and on reboot if i take out the usb as the computer starts up i get a message telling me to insert ...
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How can I install Ubuntu server on a USB stick?

What do I need to install a Ubuntu Server on a USB stick? I don't want to create a bootable stick, but really install the system there.
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USB stick breaks the network access

Recently I've got a brand new Sandisk Extreme usb stick. It contains a NTFS file system and a encrypted NTFS folder that I can read/write on a Windows machine without issues. But when I plug it into ...
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What will happen if I bump the USB drive Ubuntu is running from?

I am considering creating a Live Ubuntu USB drive and running Ubuntu just from it. So, what bad things would happen if I was running Ubuntu and doing stuff and my flash drive got bumped out of ...
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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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Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it, each with their own home folder. I have an USB disk that I want to use to backup all my home folders. When my disk auto ...
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after flashing custom rom then restoring original rom I can no longer transfer filee to Samsung galaxy note 3 (android)

I receive the following message libmtp error: Could not send object property list when attempting to transfer files to my samsung phone from my PC running Ubuntu 14.04 - it was working fine until I ...
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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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USB device not detected

I have an audio recorder plugged to the laptop via USB. However, it is not correctly mounted by Ubuntu. I haven't plugged it since some weeks, but I'm sure that the last time it was correctly ...
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Cannot scan after plugging USB scanner into running system, reboot required

I am using an Epson Photo Perfection scanner with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed the Linux drivers successfully but I still have the following annoying problem. I cannot use the scanner when ...
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How to install Asus USB-N14 Adapter?

I'm very new to ubuntu and can't install Asus wireless adapter driver after I tried to apply few solutions like here: https://forum.ubuntu-tr.net/index.php?topic=43087.0 Here is the driver for Asus ...
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UNetBootin and Partition Wizard

I'm trying to burn ISO to my 4GB Usb drive because i set boot partition as active I can't find this option in GParted. I have set in BIOS to boot up from usb but it says No Operating System Found when ...
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Can't get D-link Wireless AC (DWA-171) to work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm having trouble getting my WiFi to work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a D-Link USB Wireless AC adapter (DWA-171), but I am unable to get it to work. I hope someone will be able to point me in the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from my USB stick [duplicate]

I am actually using the 'try ubuntu' option, just because I can't install it on my computer, at least without having to uninstall windows. By the way I am using a USB stick with ubuntu in it. When I ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 ehci errors in Acer ES1 111M

I have Lubuntu 14.10 installed and running on an Acer ES1-111M. For information, it works, using legacy BIOS, and after setting the trackpad mode to simple. However I get the same USB 2 error ...
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Can I get LiveCD/USB platform adaptability on a normal install?

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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install hp officejet 5740 e-all-in-one ubuntu 14.04

i am trying to install the hp officejet 5740 e-all-in-one on ubuntu 14.04. Using the lsusb i can see that the printer is connected to the USB: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03f0:cd11 Hewlett-Packard and i ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 on empty disk. Help?

I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Dimension e510 with a USB flash drive. I changed the boot order so that USB Device is first. I did download the .iso image and copy the files ...
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Asus A5 Android 4.4.2+ Ubuntu 14.04, Phone is not detected

i connected my phone to the laptop, my phone charges but the phone folder is not shown. When i run lsusb i get: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux ...
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Automount of USB memory devices in VT

It seems that when in a DE inside X automount works properly. When instead I'm in a virtual terminal (even with X running in another), there is no automount working. When I plug the device nothing is ...