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My system has crashed because of deleting a partition that i should not have deleted. Now i want to create a liveusb but i am confused whether i should make the liveusb with the alternate of desktop version of the 64bit ubuntu... (i am now stuck in the grub rescue,

1- How do i find out which one i used install my current ubuntu? 2- If i need to make a liveusb with the 64 bit desktop version of ubuntu. What software can i use to make the usb? The program that was suggested in the topic 'boot rescue' only allows to create an alternate 64 bit not a desktop one...

Thanks for your help..

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If it is using the alternate it wouldn't be a "live" usb, alternate is an image that installs without booting a "live" Ubuntu.

The download for the .iso should include -alternate in the name, example: ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso

I suggest using the regular download because of issues with booting the alternate on usb.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

For help creating a live usb this question may help: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick?

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