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Universal Serial Bus; an interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices for communication and charging.

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Can not install linux off of a YUMI UEFI multiboot USB

I can't install Manjaro Linux off of my YUMI UEFI USB. My USB has Ubuntu, Manjaro XCFE, Manjaro Gnome, Tails, Kali Linux, and Windows on it. I'm using a 32gb SanDisk Cruzer blade drive for my ISOs ...
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Framwork DIY laptop will not boot from usb-a Fedora 36 .iso

I am following the instructions for a brand new Framework laptop DIY edition. So I have a hard drive with no OS installed at all. I have put the .iso on the usb drive using the Fedora Writer ...
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Removing Yubico YubiKey from Windows computer caused a hard shutdown [closed]

Has anyone ever seen a YubiKey (by Yubico) being pulled out of a Windows computer's USB port cause a hard shutdown of the computer? It's as if the power cord was pulled clean out, but it was just ...
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Tool or method to control USB connector size parameters

I have a problem with a USB Type A port on a new laptop: some external flash drives and hard drives do not work if plugged into this port directly, but they work when either plugged into another port, ...
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Windows 11: Extremely slow file transfer to CFexpress card via Thunderbolt 4 USB-C

Problem Description My Windows 11-based laptop is driving me nuts. I am trying to copy over to a CFexpress card about 8'500 photo files (JPEG). The average file size is around 13.87Mb. When I start ...
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Devices from USB hubs caused motherboard to fry [closed]

I have limited info as I'm not present at site but I have 2 powered USB hubs with 32 RS232 devices connected total. They said they connected the devices and it logged them out for some apparent reason ...
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USB modems with hub on Linux unstable network

I need help to understand what is happening when coupling USB hub with USB modems. I bought two USB 2.0 powered hub with 10 ports each. The first one has 12V 2,5A. The second one deliver 12V5A. I have ...
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USB 1/2 hardware failure, but USB 3.x works fine. Can I connect USB 1.1 peripherals over any other pins? (SuperSpeed, HDMI, ...)

In previous questions, I have sought for any non-hardware explanation, to no avail. So the situation is this: My laptop has one USB root hub, with 3x USB 3.1 A ports and 1x USB C (3.1 gen 1) port. All ...
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From VirtualBox VM (.vdi file) to a USB bootable ISO image

I have set up a virtual machine with Xubuntu Linux in VirtualBox. The disk is 4.5 GB a .vdi file. How can I make an IMG or ISO file from this, such that I can then write it into a bootable USB flash ...
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Can / How do I connect USB 3.0 to Asus M4N78? [closed]

So, yesterday I installed power and HDD LED. And now, I decided to connect USB 3.0. The Asus q&a contained this: Q: OS cannot be installed by a USB ODD connecting to USB3.0 port on motherboard
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Bootable uefi drive isnt recognized on my laptop

So I installed linux onto a usb drive (on a uefi laptop). I checked the /sys/firmware/efi/ directory to ensure my linux installation is in uefi mode. Now my laptop (UEFI Mode) refuses to recognize my ...
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Linux does only recognizes 1 of 2 cameras on USB HUB

i have a 10 Port USB hub connected to my ODroid N2 running Ubuntu. On that hub i have a set of devices, among them are 2 similar camera systems. What is happening is, that on boot only one camera is ...
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Kali-Linux installation isnt showing up in boot menu

So I recently installed Kali-Linux on my usb drive. (I used my laptop without any internal harddrive to install kali onto my usb drive) And everything is working fine on that device with the usb drive ...
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Rufus bricked my USB

About 2 days ago, I bought a 64 GB USB drive, and I wanted to try "Rectify11" so I downloaded the iso and opened Rufus, and selected the 64 GB USB drive, and 1 minute in, Rufus showed me an ...
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A cross-platform way to share a USB device over a network?

Our local Hackerspace has this obscure 3D printer that only has Windows drivers. We'd like to avoid running a Windows computer 24 hours a day, but having it plugged in to a Raspberry Pi would be OK. ...
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USB 3 works, USB 2/1 doesn't work. The Root Hub reports "HubIs2xCapable: 0 (Is not 2.x capable)"

The USB ports on my laptop only work with USB 3.x devices, but not USB 1/2. I've confirmed with a multimeter that the DATA+/DATA- pins are silent, even when talking to a USB 3.0 drive. What could ...
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Learning to use dd to burn multiple images in a single USB drive

I am tired of the GUI, there are sometimes problems and it is many times easier to do simple tasks from CLI. I am trying to burn 2ISOS so an USB stick. So this is both about whether it is possible and ...
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Need a solution for USB Splitter and souncard

what I am trying to achieve is to use my sound card changeably, once with a computer, once with a phone. The USB sound card (I think for that case it doesn't matter which one, because the sound is ...
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How can I verify that I am using USB3 and not USB2 (Linux)?

I have a 4G LTE module (EM160R-GL) which has an M.2 connector, I have purchased 2 M.2 to PCIe adapters from 2 different manufacturers, let's call the first one Josh and the second one Drake. When I ...
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Powering USB Cable From Different Head

I Have a Mikrotik RB951UI-2HND router, and a Huawei E5577 Modem Wi-Fi with modded firmware so it can run without battery (directly from power source). So I want to connect the two together with USB ...
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Where is brand & model information stored in an output device?

For example, why does Windows show me "SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 USB Device" string when I plug in my flash drive to my computer? Or, why does Windows show me "GXT 922 Gaming Mouse" ...
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Laptop's USB 3.0 ports not working, USB 2.0 port working partially (with some weird issues)

I have a Dell Inspiron 5567 running on Windows 10 Home (21H2 19044.1645). It has two USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard and one USB 2.0 port attached to the motherboard using a flat ribbon cable. Last ...
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Is it possible to connect 2 external monitors to a laptop if USB-C doesn't support video output?

It appears that my laptop's USB-C port doesn't support video output. So, predictably, when I tried to connect a docking station, with 2 monitors attached, to the laptop's USB-C port, it didn't ...
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Photo and Video Files Corrupted Over USB Transfer

I'm having an issue with transferring files over USB. I believe it may be a problem with the controller. The files in question are raw photo files, and video files. I'm looking for a way to ...
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How to automatically install a device driver that isn't verified to be compatible

I'm an embedded developer, which means sometimes I'm using weird devices that do weird things. I have a Bluetooth module that can be configured over USB with a Windows application. It enumerates as ...
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why don't multiple cameras work on windows

I'm trying to connect two cameras both with two lenses that are connected to two separate USB ports. the problem is that only one cam works at the time. Is that even possible? my goal is to connect ...
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How to connect mini PCIe that uses USB to PCIe?

I have a Quectel LTE-A EM160R-GL which I need to connect to a motherboard, this module is using M.2 using the USB interface. I have read similar posts such as these: Does a mini PCIe to PCIe slot ...
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USB Composite Hub not detected, Windows 10

I've been having an issue lately with a webcam that I have above a TV quite far away from a Windows computer, not easily accessible. To reach it, I'm using a USB extension with a repeater + a second ...
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USB has a shortcut of the usbpen itself and this affects every usb I plug into my pc

I'm writing hoping to solve this problem that is affecting my pc since February 2022. Basically, when I plugged my USB pen into my pc, a .lnk file appeared, and in this file I can find my files. If I ...
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USB 3.0 port is not detecting USB 2.0

I have 2 USB ports, one for USB 2.0 and the other one for USB 3.0, they work normally until the USB 3.0 port stopped detecting USB 2.0 flash drive, mouses, keyboard... But it still detects USB 3.0 ...
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What is the reason that the usb Y-cables do not separate power from data?

A similar question was brought up here but the question there was whether it's safe to plug a Y-cable to yet another power source, which was answered that there would have to be either a very stable ...
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Securely Erase NVME SSD that is connected via USB Converter

Is there a way to securely erase a NVME SSD that is connected via a USB converter? Normally I use parted magic to format an SSD, the M.2 SATA SSDs can be easily connected via a converter into a 2.5&...
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Adding a FAT Partition to a bootable USB having persistence

I created a Kali bootable USB using the steps mentioned in the official docs here, and then added persistence as written here. Currently the USB is having 3 partitions, as such: (The other 1MB ...
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Is there a way to put an split an ISO file onto 2 USB drives too small for it?

So I have 2 4GB USB drives and I want to split an ISO file between the two of them. (As in like a "Insert Disk 2" situation) Are there anyways I can go about doing this? All of the questions ...
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Starting Linux from USB while having Windows in hibernation

Is it possible to do this and if so, how? I want to supend/hibernate my Windows 10 on my laptop and boot a linux (Ubuntu) from an external USB SDD. My problem is: currently when i want to start the ...
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Why does copying a (large) file to USB report that it is done when it is not?

I have a Ventoy USB which I copy ISOs to and, when I copy it using my file manager (I use GNOME, so Nautilus) it tells me 100% but it is not, because the image gets corrupted. Same thing goes for ...
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Sound setup has with different volume on different systems

I have a small audio setup for my speakers. First, there is a USB audio interface and connected to this are my speakers. The audio interface is connected to my pc and also sometimes to my laptop but ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE in Windows when booting from USB

I have installed Windows on a removable USB drive, but whenever I try to boot from it, it bluescreens with an error code of INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Why does this happen, and how can I make it boot ...
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Viewing USB in BIOS

I have trouble with viewing USB in BIOS. I wanna install Windows 10 on my laptop and of course to do it i need to run from USB, but BIOS doesn't see it! Another laptop Asus can see USB and even USB ...
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Does Linux limit space on a USB drive?

I have Linux on a USB boot drive that should have 32GB of available space and when I boot Linux it only shows 7GB of space. Linux wont use the other 25GB of space. I tried increasing the partition ...
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Why do motherboards have oddball internal connections for USB to the front panel? [closed]

This is something that's bugged me for many years. Everytime I go to build a new PC, I notice that the internal connection for USB is different than the external connection. I.e., USB 2.0 is just a ...
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Is there a way to preserve persistent device mappings (not drive letters) for USB removable drives in Windows?

This is not a duplicate of Is there any way to force Windows to map inserted USB drives using the first available drive letter?. I am not asking about assignment of USB drives to drive letters, but ...
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Power rating of USB 3 type A and type C

Almost all modern motherboards have a type c connector on the I/O Shield. I checked many manufacturers but they do not state how much power delivers through this tyoe c connector. I know a normal USB2 ...
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power on an usb-hid gamepad at a given connector

I have a gamepad and on it there is a button serving as an led-indicator for when the device is turned on. but after starting the operating system it defaults to being turned off and indeed no input ...
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Does Hyper-V Enhanced Session support passthrough for any USB device?

I am an embedded software developer and I would like to virtualize our development environment in Hyper-V. I have Windows 10 as the host and Windows 10 as the guest. Being as our software development ...
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Only USB Mic Working-- Not Headphone Mic or Laptop Mic

Recently, when I use my laptop's microphone or plug headphones into the headphone jack, it just picks up quiet static instead of sound. I bought a mini USB mic just to see if this would fix the issue, ...
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Ethernet via USB extension box no longer functioning on laptop running Windows 10

I have an HP ZBook laptop running Windows 10 Education (21H2). To connect it to my home network I use the Ethernet port of an HP USB-C Mini Dock. This worked fine until recently. Now it seems as if ...
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Can’t boot from USB on Windows tablet

I have a Windows tablet ZTE W105 that I want to install Linux on. The tablet finds the USB stick but when I boot from it nothing happens, it just restarts and returns to Windows. I have tried changing ...
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External harddrive not recognized when plugging in directly, but recognized when plugging in via an USB C hub

I have an external harddrive (an old model of Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive that requires external power source), and it used to work fine for a few years. Recently, I tried to plugged the drive ...
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Booting a custom Linux kernel from USB on Real Hardware?

I'm an absolute beginner to compiling Linux kernel. I followed this tutorial and I'm now left with a bzImage containing the Custom kernel and an initrd.img containing the root directory or at least ...
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