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I'm running ubuntu from usb stick(the ubuntu is not installed, I'm just running using the "try ubuntu") because my hdd is broken and I can't install ubuntu.

How can I install applications because in the Ubuntu software center I've searched for VLC and it appears but I can only choose "more information" the Install button doesnt appear.

How can I install VLC?

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Did you updated the package list? –  Braiam Feb 6 at 17:46
    
Did you enable persistence on your stick? –  guntbert Feb 6 at 21:25
    
Do you have an internet connection? –  Seth Feb 7 at 19:37

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Set the Internet Connection, after that open terminal Ctrl+Alt+T then type in there

add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily && sudo apt-get update

press enter, then after completion of update then again type in these

sudo apt-get install vlc   

` VLC gets uninstalled after you reboot the system or unplug the live CD/USB

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Did you create a persistent live usb? You need persistent space in order to install software on a live usb. If you used Unetbootin, there is an option to make the USB persistent. You can also add persistence afterwards.

See:

Making an Ubuntu live USB stick persistent

Unetbootin

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Try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
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Unable to locate package vlc –  Dan Cristian Feb 6 at 15:43
    
CHeck askubuntu.com/questions/181188/… –  user3234634 Feb 6 at 16:21

I had the same issue, but not with VLC. It appears that the repositories on the Live CD/USB version are incomplete. Try running this in sudo mode:

add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily && apt-get update

After that, you can install VLC the normal way (in sudo mode again):

apt-get install vlc

Now VLC should be installed.

NOTICE: After reboot this will be erased! The only way to prevent this is to allocate some space on your USB drive with the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator!

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