Tag: USB

How to install Ubuntu Server 21.04 via USB

Are you looking to install Ubuntu Server 21.04 on your home server via a USB flash drive but don’t know where to start? We can help! In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how you can install Ubuntu Server 21.04 via USB. Need to update Ubuntu server? Check out our guide. Downloading Ubuntu Server 21.04 […]

How to set up a persistent Ubuntu USB

If you find yourself using an Ubuntu live disk a lot for portable computing, you might notice that the files you save to it don’t save and aren’t persistent. That’s because, by default, the Ubuntu live disk doesn’t have persistent storage. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create an Ubuntu live USB with […]

Ubuntu: list USB devices

On Ubuntu, you may (for one reason or another) wish to view information about all USB devices connected to the system. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn’t come with an official GUI USB tool that users can use to view this information efficiently. Thankfully, there are many command-line utilities that users can take advantage of to view USB […]

Why Does USB Have to Be So Complicated?

The new USB specification has been finalized. Soon you can upgrade from USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 to USB4 Gen 3×2. Just don’t use USB4 Gen 2×2—that’s not any faster than the previous generation. Confused? Welcome to USB. The naming isn’t the only confusing part, either. USB cables that look similar on the outside are often […]

How to Create an Image of Your USB Drive

You can back up your USB drive by creating a saved image. You can then take that saved image and clone multiple USB sticks. This guide shows you how to create an image of your USB drive using Windows 10. Copy Versus Clone Don’t follow this guide if you’re simply copying files from a USB stick. […]

6 Linux USB Tools To Fix Your PC

If you ask a Linux user what Linux is good for, they’ll tell you quite a bit. They’ll tell you that Linux is perfect for aging PC’s. For those who don’t rely on operating specific software, to save money, and more. Suffice it to say, there are a lot of reasons for the end-user to […]

How to disable USB drives on Windows 10

CD/DVD drives are fast disappearing from modern laptops and desktops. USB ports, and by extension USB drives are now becoming the common storage devices used to transfer and back-up files, and use as installation media. If you look at the USB market, you’ll notice that the lowest storage denomination for a USB drive has also […]

How to secure a USB flash drive on Linux

Flash drives are excellent for keeping data private. They’re small, easy to carry and can even fit on a keychain. Still, without any real security features on these little devices, anyone can access your files. On Windows and Mac, it’s quite easy to secure a USB flash drive with a couple of clicks. Linux, on the […]

How to use a USB 3.0 device on Windows 10

The next USB speed specification is already here with devices that are ready to support it. It won’t be long before you start seeing new laptop and desktop models advertising they support USB 3.1. USB 3.1 has transfer speeds of 10 Gbits per second but it’s not suddenly going to replace USB 3.0. You will […]

How to set up a multi-boot USB drive on Linux

Live Linux USB sticks are incredibly useful. With them, it’s possible to take an entire live Linux operating system on the go to use for maintenance, or private, secure communication, and much more. Linux USB sticks come in handy, for sure. However, they’re only limited to one operating system. If you’re interested in having multiple […]

4 best USB imaging apps to use on Linux

There are a lot of excellent USB imaging apps for the Linux platform, and that’s great because the concept of choice is one of the fundamentals of Linux. However, some would argue that there are so many USB imaging tools available that beginner Linux users may not know what application to use. So, in this […]

How to fix Ubuntu live USB not booting

So, you’ve created an Ubuntu Live USB stick, and you’re trying to load it from a USB. The only problem is, the live USB system will not boot since you have a graphics card that doesn’t fully support the open-source drivers included within the operating system. Don’t worry! All is not lost! As it turns […]