Universal Serial Bus, an industry standard for serial communication.

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Is an Ethernet point to point connection without a switch real time capable?

In automation and control, it is commonly stated that ethernet can't be used as a bus because it is not real time capable due to packet collisions. If important control packets collide, they often ...
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Putty can't connect to USB modem on Windows 7 [migrated]

I'm trying to configure caller id on a USB modem connected to a Windows 7 x32 machine. Hyperterminal isn't available so I downloaded the latest version of Putty and am using the Serial option. I'm ...
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Using USB HDD with Arcserve / Brightstor

I am having an issue configuring a standard USB HDD for use with CA Arcserve Brightstor 11.5 SP2 : Under the device list it shows a USB device category but none of my USB drives are listed ...
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How to disable hiddev96 in linux (or tell it to ignore a specific device)

I'm having problems with a CentOS 5.0 system when using a certain USB device. The problem is that the device advertises itself as a HID device and linux is happy to try to provide support for it: In ...
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Wireless 3g dongle not mode-switching successfully [migrated]

Lots of wireless 3G dongles have 2 modes they can operate in; storage mode where they mount like a USB thumb drive and which usually contains Windows drivers for the device, and communication mode. ...
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Creating bootable Fedora USB with persistent storage

I am attempting to burn the full Fedora 19 x86_64 DVD iso to a USB drive and have a separate partition on it for a kickstart file / other media that will be installed in the kickstart process. With ...
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How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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Kickstart based installation of RHEL 6.4 from USB

I want to setup some brand new servers with RHEL 6.4. Servers do not have DVD, so, I have to use USB for the installation. I already have a custom ISO with a kickstart file that I use on servers with ...
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How to limit usb 2.0 port to work as usb 1.1 in ubuntu?

Ive got problem with kvm usb forwarding and printing (windows xp guest goes BSOD when i try to print something). Ive been adviced to change usb to 1.1 version. That only kvm works with 1.1 not 2.0 ...
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Leveraging rsync for a local copy between two slow drives, benefits without a daemon

I am confused by the benefits of rsync (3.1.1) if there is no daemon running remotely, e.g. copying from a drive mounted via SMB2 (via a VPN) to an external HDD (USB 2.0, sadly). Both connections are ...
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ncq not supported on an SATA3.0 HDD in an usb 3.0 casing

is there a well known reason why a SATA3.0 HDD supporting NCQ does not have NCQ queue depth configured when mounted from an usb 3.0 case ? output for hdparm -iI /dev/sda shows NCQ is supported output ...
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FreeRDP USB Redirection Not Working on Hyper-V?

I have compiled FreeRDP from the tip of the Master branch on (and for), an ARM v7 processor, (see cmake command line below). It all seems to build correctly and the basic xfreerdp client works for a ...
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Kickstart installation from USB — Kickstart location

After managing to get a Fedora ISO to rebuild successfully (for a USB stick) after adding a kickstart file (http://serverfault.com/questions/548405/), I now have an issue with locating the kickstart ...
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ESX Unix guest & AnywhereUSB [closed]

We got a Nagios (FAN) VM within an ESXi little cluster (4 servers). I have to configure SMS alerts with Nagios, so I have to plug a phone via usb. Problem : I want my usb to be seen even if my VM ...
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External drive switching from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

We have a small box with external drives attached for backing up configuration sets. I found out the problem is simply that on reboot or whatever unknown event the drive switches from /dev/sda1 to ...
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USB over IP supporting Linux

I am running several virtual servers with Linux and need to connect usb devices. I am using XenServer for virtualization, therefore there is no native usb-pass-through available. How can I connect ...
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external drive and CentOS - Reset high speed USB device number

I have 2 external drives (3TB) and both will not work with my centOS Box. Tested them in windows ( different machine ) No problems ( 2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.i686 ) dmesg reports: usb 2-2: new high speed ...
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IBM x3650 will not boot from USB

Hello serverfault community, and thank you in advance for your time. Summary: I have an IBM x3650, which I bought secondhand (eBay). I am trying to install and run VMWare ESXi 5.5 on it via a USB ...
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How to make Windows 7 USB flash install media from Linux?

I have: ISO image of Windows 7 install media 4 GB USB flash drive no DVD drive Linux installed
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HP ProLiant DL320e G8 v2 - USB2.0 during POST

Initially my USB2.0 ports were working during POST (and boot). However, now they appear not to be. I first noticed this when I could not access the RBSU by pressing F9 during POST. Then found that I ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage: http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/ Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM ...
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Dell PowerEdge SC1425 - Boot Error from USB

I'm new to hosting, and I got my first server a couple of days ago, and am having troubles. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu Server 12.04 from a USB Device I have, and when I attempt to boot, I get "Boot ...
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Windows Server 2003 not automatically assigning drive letter to external drives

My newly rebuilt Windows Server 2003 doesn't automatically assign drive letters to external usb devices. I have to manually open the Disk Management Console and assign it a drive letter every time. ...
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How to Login to Windows XP/7 Using a USB stick for authentication

Is there a way to log into Windows using a USB stick? (on Windows XP/7) I have student workers whom I would like to give admin rights for maintenance, but I would like to refrain from giving out a ...
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Configuring Backup Exec 2012 using USB hard drives as media

I have found some information on this but have not found the exact answers to these questions. Background I have installed backup exec 2012 (with agents for databases) I have configured a storage ...
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Server USB hard drive not listed in /dev, but it appears in lsusb

I have a few servers that use 2TB Seagate GoFlex external drives for basic cPanel backups, but one of them is having trouble, and the drive is not listed as a device in /dev, even though it appears in ...
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Dismount USB External Drive using powershell

I am attempting to dismount an external USB drive using powershell and I cannot successfuly do this. The following script is what I use: #get the Win32Volume object representing the volume I wish to ...
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All usb ports doesnt work, the mouse laser flashes but doesnt work [closed]

I received a PC with not-working usb ports. Strange thing is that when I plug my very basic USB mouse which in other PCs works just fine, the laser flashes (so the voltage is there) but it doesnt ...
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Accessing Server hosted on USB remotely

I'm running a program called VMlite VNC Server for android on a set of Phones connected via USB to a windows XP machine. Due to the way we're utilising the phones, we need them unrooted and with Wifi ...
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Portable SAS Drive (USB/Thunderbolt Interfacing)? [closed]

I have a few spare 2.5" HP SAS SSDs sitting around and collecting dust for about 2-3 years now. They were used for about 1 day in another project that ended rather abruptly. I now have a need to ...
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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...
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CentOS /dev/bus/usb structure

On my Ubuntu 12.04 when I plug in usb device, under dev directory tree usb device is added like this: /dev/bus/usb/001/001 On my CentOS 5 added like below: /dev/bus/usb/devices/2-1.4/ lsusb ...
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USB drive not detected in Intel EFI shell

I must update an Intel S3420GPLC board. BIOS, BMC, FRU / SDR, the whole thing. Everything is pretty much automated in the Intel download. You're supposed to boot to the integrated EFI shell, mount ...
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Automatically Start PPP USB Modem

I have a Verizon USB 3G modem that I want the connection to automatically start with on boot. In my Debian based system in /etc/network/interfaces I have the following: auto ppp0 iface ppp0 inet ppp ...
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Use FreeNAS server as external drive with USB 3

This might be a weird question. Is it possible to connect a FreeNAS server to a computer with USB 3 and use the NAS as a high-throughput external drive? We would want this sometimes to not be capped ...
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Using eSATA or USB to permanently connect a SATA drive for backup/recovery purposes

I had originally intended to put a 1Tb SATA drive in our new server 2012 which will most likely be a Dell or HP. The idea was that in the event of disaster recovery that SATA drive could simply be ...
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USB packet sniffing on Mac OS? [closed]

I want to sniff USB packets being sent from my Mac to a device. For various reasons I cannot use Linux or Windows, and I'm stuck with Mac OS. Can anyone recommend a packet sniffing method? I've tried ...
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What is the best way to redundantly back up to external hdd so that one of the hdds can be unplugged daily to be taken off site?

The problem I've got is that I have a Ubuntu 13.10 instance, running ownCloud, and I want to keep redundant backups of the data directory from ownCloud on two external drives (1tb, USB3). The plan is ...
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How to get USB Devices to AutoMount in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

In Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, USB devices can be plugged in, and they just work for the most part. In Ubuntu 12.04 Server, when I plug in a USB device it does nothing. How can I setup server do act like ...
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How to remove all previous devices in xp?

On our computers, we use daily dozens of different usb drives from our customers. This is bad because the registry hive is becoming huge as windows is so "smart" to save them forever I set ...
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Keeping USB backup drive from sleeping while mounted?

Once every few days, seemingly at random, our backup to an external USB hard disk fails on our hp DL380 G5 server running CentOS 6.4 64-bit. If I cd /mnt/backup and run ls it complains ls: reading ...
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ESXi 5.5 Configuration Not Saved After Reboot

I just installed a new copy of ESXi 5.5 onto a USB (32GB) stick and am trying to set up the configuration. However, when I reboot the server the cahnges I made to configuration like Ip's SSH settings ...
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Xen USB Passthrough error - Can't add usb device to a guest with usb disabled in configure file

I have Lubuntu 13.10 installed as host. I installed xen 4.3.0 using apt-get and have created 1 guest which is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to pass through USB devices from Dom0 to DomU. "lsusb" on ...
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Why is there no (Debian) init.d script for usbipd? Should I write my own?

I just installed the usbip package on my Debian Wheezy (7.1) . For some reason, it comes without an init.d script. Why is there no init.d script for it? Should I roll out my own? Or am I doing ...
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User's printer switches almost daily between USB002 and USB003

I have a user with a Dell Latitude D620 with a simple Dell dock in her office. She has a Brother MFC-7860DW printer connected to a USB 2.0 port on the dock. Often (possibly 3x a week) she will come ...
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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Clone multiple USB drives at once [closed]

I need to clone about 1>100usb drives. Is there any tool or way to clone a few at a time. Thank you
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USB Device With Embedded Fileserver

I'm attempting to access logs from a proprietary hardware box with no reasonable hope of modifying the software. There is a process on the device to dump log files to a flash drive on the USB port ...
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Kickstart: ifcfg-eth0 file genorated by kickstart when install from network but from initrd when install form USB

When I install Fedora 19 with a kickstart file and via network, the generated ifcfg-eth0 file is genorated by the kickstart: # Generated by parse-kickstart However if I use the same kickstart file ...
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Rebuild Fedora 19 ISO adding Kickstart for USB install

I am attempting to edit a Fedora 19 DVD ISO to add a kickstart file. I then need this ISO burnt to a USB stick for instillation. The error I get when booting is Warning: Could not boot. Warning: ...