Universal Serial Bus (USB) establishes a connection between devices and a host computer.

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Use a directory to simulate a USB storage device? Or any other way to simulate a USB storage device?

When it comes to CD's you have virtual CD software in which you load an .iso and it works like a CD-Rom. But when it comes to USB is there something similar? Is it possible to use a directory to ...
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busted usb stick “Non-system disk or disk error”

All, I have a USB stick that used to boot fine. I thought I'd reused it. Reformatted it, copied some files over, and now it won't boot. I've used "lilo -M /dev/sdc mbr" with no luck. Note that the ...
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connecting linux device to a tablet via usb

I can connect my Linux device (an embedded device) to a tablet in the following way: Use a micro USB to Ethernet cable converter use a USB to Ethernet on my Linux device. connect the two device to ...
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Gnome, nautilus copy files to USB stops at 100% or near

I had similar issues before but i don't remember how i solved it. When i try to copy something to USB stick, with FAT, it stops near the end, sometimes at 100%. And of course, when i transfer the ...
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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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Mount android device 4.0.4 on linux

I am trying to mount a Samsung Galaxy S2 as a mass storage device onto an uptodate Arch Linux setup. On the Android phone I have done the following Settings -> More -> USB Utilities -> USB mass ...
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USB Media filesystem problem

My USB is not detected recently, I tried mount, fdisk, dd, gparted, mkfs.vfat :~# tail -f /var/log/syslog Oct 27 12:54:29 mohammad-Inspiron-N5110 kernel: [18843.105772] usb 3-2: New USB device ...
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Debian install no CD-Rom found on Thinkpad X220

im currenty having the problem that the Debian installer wont detect my USB I have a Thinkpad X220 UEFI BIOS version somewhere around 2011 I will explain what I did here: I installed Windows 7 I ...
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Make a bootable CD without ISO file but from a CD

I have a Windows XP CD which I want to install on a USB Drive. However my own CD drive is broken. I have a friend's laptop on which Windows 7 is installed (and no idea if it has a CDROM of not). ...
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How do I dual-boot Kali Linux With ISO (no CD/USB/DVD)

I am trying to install Kali Linux 1.0.7 to my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I have the ISO, but I have no CD's, USB Sticks, or DVD in my home so I was wondering how can I install Kali Linux without ...
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Why arent the USB ports working on my install of centOS 5.10?

I have installed centOS 5.10 on a recently purchased desktop computer. The brand is SION, it is a clone. Motherboard: GIGABYTE J1800 (2.41 GHz) When I boot up the machine, this error keeps coming ...
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USB 3.0 works always, USB 2.0 works sometimes

I have little problem with my two ports USB 2.0. They don't work properly. If something (like mouse or keyboard) is connected on boot it's working but when I re-plug this device he often don't want to ...
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installing kali linux on live usb

I would like to divide a USB into three partitions. The first in FAT32 to use for data, photos, etc. compatible with windows, linux and mac osx. The second contains the Live Usb of Kali to boot ...
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hidapi ./configure error — missing libudev

I am trying to install hidapi on Debian. I already have libudev-dev and libusb-1.0-0-dev installed, but when I run ./configure in hidapi-master, it says that I do not have libudev, to install it and ...
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How can I add an external CD/DVD writer ?

I want to add an external CD/DVD writer to my Ubuntu 14.04 system (System 76 Ratel): the writers in my local electronics store have USB interfaces, and the drives are advertised as windows and mac ...
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Problem with Angstrom USB driver

I am connecting a Huawei E3131B USB 3G modem to my Beaglebone Black running Angstrom. When I connect it directly, the USB acts funny. Sometimes it picks up the modem, sometimes it dissapears from ...
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How do I create a USB networking interface for passing internet to my Android phone?

I am working on passing through the internet from my computer to my phone (running Android) over USB. I'm not sure how to achieve this, but I know I will need a usb network interface, such as usb0. ...
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How to burn debian iso to usb

I downloaded the debian amd 64-bit iso file (apx 650 mb) on a macbook w/retina (i.e. no cd drive) running OS X. I'm trying to dual boot and have already gotten rEFInd working. Set up partition for ...
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Incorrect step with grub while installing onto a USB stick?

I tried installing debian on a USB stick. I believed I made a mistake with the grub boot up part. I want to leave my harddrives alone and with my bios choose to boot up from a stick. Do I need grub if ...
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Installing Kali Alongside Windows 8.1 Error

I tried to install Kali but it would not boot, however Ubuntu booted successfully, it's just Kali that won't boot. I make it to the menu where I select what I wish to do like "Live, Install etc" but ...
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FTDI USB Serial Driver Buffer Sizes for Optimizing XBee Radio Throughput

I am attempting to optimize Digi XBee Series 2 Radio throughput. I have 2 XBee radios connected to my Ubuntu machine through USB ports with 2 USB->Serial FTDI cables that show up as /dev/ttyUSB0 and ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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How do I find out if something is using the serial port?

I want to program a microcontroller under Debian Wheezy, but can't get it to work so far. I asked on Electrical Engineering and got the advice to check if something is already occupying the serial ...
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USB HID works well in Bios and Grub, but doesnt work in Linux

I have a combined USB device with a touchscreen and a keypad. When I plug it into my Linux Laptop the keypad and the touchscreen get both recognized at boot level, I can see both status LEDs turn on ...
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Why does “cat ttyUSB0” not produce output?

I connected an infrared receiver to a USB port ... (the last line of dmesg tells device file) $ dmesg [10496.596063] usb 7-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd [10496.751112] usb 7-2: ...
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Mount USB flash drive to /media/<label>

I did a minimal install of Debian using a USB thumb drive (instead of a DVD) and rebooted my box. At the console, tty1, I logged in to my user account. I re-plugged in my USB thumb drive that ...
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bluetooth mouse disconnects

I'm using Debian Jessie (testing). I have a bluetooth mouse (Microsoft Sculpt Comfort) and I can pair it and use it ok, but after some time of inactivity (around 10 minutes) it stops working, I have ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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Media changed: please insert the disk labeled 'Debian GNU/Linux

I installed Debian 7 using a USB flash drive "burned" from the first DVD ISO of the Debian installation CD/DVD. I did a very minimal install without Debian desktop environment, Print server and ...
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Why is USB not working in Linux when it works in UEFI/BIOS?

For background I have just built a new machine with modern hardware including: AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard 16GB RAM NVidia GTX 650 Ti Kingston SSD Given that, I tried to install ...
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ELAN Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6

I recently purchased an ASUS Q550LF laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and subsequently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7.6. I use Ubuntu for most tasks, but occasionally have reason to boot ...
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BackTrack USB Wireless adapter drivers issue

I purchased USB Wireless adapter which runs smoothly on Windows and Ubuntu, but in BackTrack it's showing me a Bad password issue. From my reading I guess it's driver issue which BackTrack Kernel ...
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Raspbian: USB storage device name changing after USB device power cycle

I'm running Raspbian 7.4 on a Raspberry PI that has two USB storage devices connected to it. This Raspberry PI will remain running during a power failure because it has console cable connected to it ...
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How to boot kali from native usb

Last night I made a kali linux usb. Now this isn't the live usb I literally installed kali on the drive. I did this from my desktop which meant naturally I had to install the grub for my boot loader. ...
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USB-Insert Authentication for Linux

On Windows, when I insert a USB, I use USB Security. So I'd get "To allow USB access, enter a password." So I'd have to enter a password to be able to even view USB contents or run it. Is there such ...
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Is there any “non live” distribution of Linux that can be run from a USB drive, AND allow access to files from Windows?

I tried installing a "pen drive" version of Ubuntu from PenDriveLinux.com, but since it was a modified version of Live Ubuntu (i.e. that usually runs from a CD), it had some kind of custom ...
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How to detect a working ttyUSB for my usb modem

I working with OpenWRT and need setup USB 3G Modem. When i connect USB modem i see in logs that system create four ttyUSB. Why four? Tue Jul 29 07:45:23 2014 kern.info kernel: [ 580.220000] ...
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cannot mount usb drive [closed]

This is my first day on linux and I can't figure out how to mount a usb drive. I plugged it and used fdisk -l to locate it. However when I type mount /dev/sda1 it says that sda1 does not exist. ...
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Whenever I try to boot a Linux Distro from a USB it goes to an eternal black screen

I've tried countless of USB booters, such as Universal Usb, Rufus, Unetbootin. They seem to work fine as I can boot to the point to where boots to the options menu, where it says you want to install ...
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Jabra BIZ 2400 USB HeadSet doesn't output sound

I'm trying to get my Jabra BIZ 2400 USB HeadSet working on my Debian Jessie install, but I get nothing from the headphones. I've installed Audacity to test things and it will record audio, but then ...
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Smartphone used as USB memory stick is correctly read on XP VirtualBox machine but Linux Mint show only root folders

Smartphone used as USB memory stick is correctly read on XP VirtualBox machine but Linux Mint show only root folders The stick is recognized by Linux, but show first level folder only: Folders are ...
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Trying to understand the wacom tablet plugging in usb causes kernel panic

First, I realise that askubuntu exists, but a kernel panic is probably more GNU/Linux (kernel and low-level system programs) than distro specific. So I already have a solution to mitigate the kernel ...
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USB bus number changes on reboot

I have a fully updated Archlinux installation and I use udev to set specific permissions on the device node based on USB bus and port numbers so that I can redirect the ports (and not devices based on ...
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USB Mouse Freezing in Debian / KDE // Keyboard OK

Having problems with seemingly random freezes of my Logitech Wireless Mouse in Debian (KDE). With regards to a number of articles out there, I don't have powertop, mouseemu or laptop-mode-tools ...
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Grub and usb serial support

How to access the grub menu using a usb serial converter? I know it's possible to have grub menu in serial console, putting these lines in grub.conf: serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 --word=8 ...
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Disable USB power for USB controlled power strip

I have a USB controlled power strip that has a single usb port. If my computer is turned on and connected via usb to the power strip, the power strip will provide electricity to all the sockets. I ...
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usbfs did not claim interface before use

Using Sunnybeamtool to read out sunnybeam over Rasperry Pi USB port. I get lot of errors in dmesg which doesn't affect the working (apparently) program is written in C. Messages: [30563.867756] usb ...
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Setting up ZTE E137 modem in Opensuse 13.2

how can i set up a ZTE E137 modem in my opensuse 13.2 installed in my workstation/pc. i have used a usb stick to install modem manager into opensuse 13.2 but logs for modem-manager read it cannot ...
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Cannot access HDD files through Linux Mint Live USB

I have valuable info on my Ubuntu partition, but it crashed, and I tried to get to it through Live USB with Mint 14, but it says it's read only. Can I make it writable too? So I can put it on my ...
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Simulate a USB drive using Linux?

Is there any way that I could use what I'll call PC-A to act like a USB device to a second PC, PC-B? i.e. PC-A <<-- Double male USB cable --> PC-B The result I'm looking to achieve is have ...