USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Linux: get the current boot disk

When booting a machine by USB stick, sudo fdisk -l outputs you two devices marked with an asterisk, and you'll never know which was the boot device. I need a list of all disks attached to the ...
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Mouse not working after plug usb devices to virtualbox

i having trouble when i plug USB device, including flashdisk to Virtualbox. when i plug it, mouse stopped moving it cursor ( means the mouse stopped working ), but keyboard still working. so i tap ...
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Creation of Windows 10 install USB, no boot

I just downloaded the 64-bit Windows 10 ISO, and trying to create a pendrive installer (since my computer doesn't have an optical drive). The system I have available is Ubuntu 14.04, which is the same ...
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How Can I Make Two (Or More) Usb Ports Act LIke One?

From what I understand, usb 3.0 storage devices have a higher data transfer rate (though it also depends on other factors), and that they're backwards-compatible with usb 2.0. However, when used in a ...
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USB port stays powered after shutdown, since laptop overheated some time ago

My laptop has 4 USB ports: two USB 2, and two USB 3. It overheated for the first time a week ago (after an intensive gaming session), and one of my USB 3 ports, where I plug in my mouse, is now ...
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Can I set up USB to, for example, allow printers but not harddisks?

I want to know if it is possible to disable USB ports for external HDD & USB drives, but still enable them for a printer. So: the USB ports should be enabled or disabled based on the type of ...
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How can I change the startup options on a (L)Ubuntu bootable USB drive?

I'm trying to install either Lubuntu or Ubuntu on an old Dell Netbook which has a 32-bit processor and 1 GB of RAM. I copied the Lubuntu ISO to my USB flash drive using a 3rd party program called ...
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How do I connect a computer far away from the monitor?

I have an architectural practise where we use relatively powerful computers that are difficult to replicate on lap tops. Flexibility in the office is key, so I was wondering if it is possible to place ...
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Windows 10 - Headset and speakers show as one sound device (have to unplug headset)?

Just finished installing Windows 10, and the only issue that I'm encountering pertains to my audio. I have a USB headset and also have USB speakers. Before, I could leave both of them plugged in and ...
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How to create USB flash stick for win 7 x64 for ASUS UX32L?

I'm quite at the end of my resources with this one. Maybe someone else has an idea. I attempted to create a usb flash stick using these guides: ...
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USB 3.0 hard drive docking station does not work unless using USB 2.0 port

I have a Sharkoon SATA QuickPort with USB 3.0 connection (http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/sata-quickport-xt-usb30-v2). Whenever I connect this device to a USB 3.0 port on my computer with a hard ...
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Use an external laptop hard disk drive to a desktop

I'm a programmer and my choice of equipment is laptop. I have a personal laptop at home and a desktop and often (like every other day) I take some of my work home. Recently my laptop is damaged, so to ...
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Windows USB EFI boot files

I've been trying to boot up my Win7 USB stick into EFI mode as the disk I want to install it on, is GPT. I have tried to modify the installation media (including copy bootmgr.efi, bootx64.efi and ...
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Manipulating the HDD password via an SATA-USB adapter

This question is related to The master password of Transcend SSD. I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. When I boot my PC by a live CD with the SSD connected to the SATA port, ...
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How to boot USB 3.0 in VMWare?

How would I go about booting a USB 3.0 drive (connected to a USB 3.0 port) in VMware 11.1.2 (build 2780323)? It's an Arch Linux installation. I have enabled USB 3.0 support in the USB Controller ...
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cannot find file on my usb flash drive

my USB flash drive doesn't working fine, but i cannot find a video file on it (looks as a hidden file), the used space is 7 GB but when i select all files it's just 3 GB. what I tried is to show the ...
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Motherboard sees usb stick but won't boot of it

I have a ASUS x99-A mainboard and am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 from a usb stick. I have copied it on two different, fat32 formatted usb sticks, with dd and can boot from both on my other ...
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HDD to usb converter for 2.5 inch 5200RPM disk [on hold]

I want convert my laptop HDD to external HDD. HDD configuration is: Rotation Speed: 5200RPM Size: 1TB Which converter case is good for normal HDD? USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 as per speed. As USB 3.0 is ...
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USB Barcode Scanner Manual [on hold]

I've got a client with a pair of scanners that I need to configure to add a prefix and suffix to the scan output. As far as I can tell they're this product: ...
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“Wait for everything but particular usbmodem” zsh regular expression

I am writing firmware for different devices that communicate with each other and both of them are connected to my mac by USB. I am using zsh. First one is always on /dev/tty.usbmodem1 and for some ...
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Home wireless network with wireless storage setup guidance

I am looking to setup invest in a router to upgrade my home wireless networking. I currently have a USB 3.0 Harddisk and my plan is to be able to share over the home network. What are the possible ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive doesn't work on USB 3.0 hub?

I purchased a Transcend 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive last month. It does not work on the two USB 3.0 ports on my computer, which has an ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard. The device doesn't even light ...
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Recover data from a usb pen showing 0-bytes capacity [duplicate]

I have a 2GB usb pen that suddenly has stopped working. Now when i plug it in my PC, it appears in the drives but without showing its capacity, if I try to go in the properties it says that the ...
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Ubuntu: device descriptor read/64, error -71 on boot

I get the following errors when I try to boot into ubuntu (14.04): usb 3-14: device descriptor read/64, error -71 After about 10 seconds I get: usb 3-14: 10:0: cannot get min/max values for ...
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First boot Install Windows on SSD using USB flash memory

I'm trying to run my own pc build. I want to install windows from a USB flash to the SSD I installed in the PC. I want to know how to configure that in BIOS setup before and after the installation. I ...
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PC goes directly to windows installation before bios setup [on hold]

This is the first boot of my PC build. I have a Gigabyte z97 motherboard. i already plugged a usb flash memory that windows will be installed from. when i boot i get the POST screen. When i hit 'del' ...
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A Nic and a USB wireless adapter, when one is on, the other stops working

I have NIC and wireless USB adaptor. Previously, both accessed separated networks and worked together. The wired nic is connected to a piece of equipment. I have it on a submask of 255.0.0.0 with a ...
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Macbook Retina USB-C with a 1440p display over HDMI

Regarding the MacBook 12 inch, I would really like to know if the USB-C HDMI Apple dongle will support 1440p or higher? And which 27inch monitor supports that resolution over HDMI? Is this ...
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Boot Windows 8 from HDD connected via USB port: OS not found error

I have internal SSD in my PC(I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD). So I disassembled its HDD which has pre-installed Windows 8. So I want to boot my licensed and pre-installed Windows via USB. I ...
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Managing an insane number of USB Drives [closed]

I've been searching the net for a clear solution to a problem in the company I work for to no avail; maybe somebody has a good idea around here. I work for a video making company with a lot of ...
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Boot from USB on Windows RT 8.1 Tablet (Surface 1)

I'm trying to boot from USB on Windows RT 8.1 tablet (Surface 1) but have been unsuccessful. I tried: I shut down the tablet and then hold volume up button. Press the power button and release it. ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Launch a .exe when a specific USB device is connected [duplicate]

I would like to launch a .exe when a specific USB device is connected (for instance a Akai LPK25 USB MIDI keyboard). Is there a simple way to do this with Windows?
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How to share a scanner in Win XP over network

I use specific software to share my Canon CanoScan LiDE220 between two computers in my house. Use only Win XP. Can I do that trick without software or hardware with only Windows preferences?
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Cant navigate UEFI menu on my tablet.. Accidently disabled USB

I own a no-brand Windows tablet that has only a single USB port, which I connect a keyboard that has an inbuilt USB hub where i put the USB with the image. I am running Windows 8.1 x64. Not sure on ...
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How can I install Debian Jessie on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s via a USB stick?

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s with Windows 7 pre-installed. I'd like to install Debian Jessie. I obtained an .iso file here (I selected amd64 from the Small CDs or USB sticks section). After ...
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How to share a USB device from Linux to Windows/Linux?

I have a tiny Linux box (think Raspberry Pi or similar) with a few USB ports. This tiny box shares its (ethernet + wifi) network with a few Windows/Linux computers. How can I access the content of a ...
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Linux USB device won't work after power up without replugging

I have an USB device (eGalax Toucscreen controller) that won't work if the computer is powered on with the device plugged (' device not accepting address'). It however works, if plugged in after the ...
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The installation dialog box does not show up after booting from my bootable USB which has Ubuntu in it

I used to create bootable USBs in the following way and it used to work perfectly fine: sudo mount -o loop /path to iso/ /media/iso cp -a /media/iso/. /path to usb flash drive/ sudo syslinux -s ...
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osx - how to programmatically disable USB ports

I'd like to programmatically block, disable or (better) power-off USB ports on my system. The closest thing I found that resembles or provides such similar control is vmware-usbarbitrator on a guest ...
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Lenovo core i3 20236, is not detecting bootable usb for windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 through bootable usb, but my Lenovo laptop core I3 20236 is not detecting USB in start. Currently windows 8 is installed in this laptop. I am not able to find boot ...
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Running another OS on company laptop

Here comes a description of my scenario, requirements and possibilities. Scroll down a bit for the actual questions. I want to run an another OS on my company owned laptop, no one else use it but ...
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Bootable usb not recognized in UEFI disabled mode unable to dual boot

I want to dual boot my laptop(lenovo G580). It currently has windows 8.1(unactivated). Now I also want to install ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, so basically I was trying to dual boot using bootable usb drive. ...
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USB-stick not visible in BIOS-menu

I tried to format my harddisk and want to install windows 7 on the Computer, but my bios doens't give me the option to boot from my usb stick. I tried it on an older lenovo laptop and there I can ...
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New USB headset has buzzing/ringing background noise

I bought the Sentey Symph USB headset on Amazon, which just arrived today and has been having trouble right out of the box. I don't believe the problem is the headset itself, because it has amazing ...
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USB connector to Ethernet (and then a router)

ok, i haven't really found an answer anywhere, but is it possible to have a usb cable transmit data through an Ethernet cable and by extension a router, basically what i would like to to is to have ...
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Unresponsive desktop on all Linux distributions

I have an Asus X550LN laptop (Intel i7 4500U, 8Gb Ram, Nvidia 840M), I am trying to install any Linux distribution on this laptop for a year now and I am encountering the same problem. I downloaded ...
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Alfa AWUS036NVH constant disconnection

I'm running Windows 7 64 bits and I've bought an Alfa AWUS036NVH. The problem is whenever I try to plug it in one of the USB ports windows keeps connecting it and disconnecting it. I can't even ...
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I can't configure my tablet's usb to ethernet ip setting manually [migrated]

I have lenovo A3300-GV tablet which have usb ethernet support. I use micro usb to ethernet adapter and it work fine with my router. where my internet provided by local cable operator ISP Siti ...
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NAS via HDD connected to PC or HDD connected to the router

Hardware I am working with Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) (USB 3.0; running stock firmware, but can run Tomato if needed) Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (MPN: ...