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Enable external boot devices in UEFI

I own an HP Pavilion 5 Notebook which came pre installed with Windows 8. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my system via a LIVEUSB. But my system doesn't detect the LiveUSB during boot. My boot order is ...
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Ubuntu installation on USB

I have a 8GB pendrive which i want to use as my HDD I want the Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on USB and i want possibility to save files on the USB, update the system and so on... I was thinking about ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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Can't install boot-repair on live-USB

Had boot problems so decided to try installing boot repair, now even that and I'm getting and error when downloading it, can somebody help? http://pastebin.com/rKxnvEme edit:- thanks, i was able to ...
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2answers
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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1answer
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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1answer
54 views

Booting directly from LiveUSB on a USB Stick with Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a bootable USB stick from the 12.04 build of Ubuntu and I'm finding it is better for my laptop than the Windows Vista that came on it. However, I don't want to create a dual boot ...
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Sony Vaio SVE14A1FN dual boot problem [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14A15FNH laptop. I was trying to run it in dual boot mode with Ubuntu as my secondary OS apart from Windows 7, but when I open boot Windows it just doesn't show any pen drive ...
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1answer
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Live USB Stuck at Syslinux

Whenever I try and boot up any distro I get stuck at the syslinux line with a blinking cursor. I know this question has been asked many times before but every answer I found is from years ago, which ...
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0answers
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 13.10 with either DVD or USB Error 8000

I am new to Ubuntu and would love to try it, but the problem is that i am not able to install using DVD or USB. My computer is old: core2duo, 2GBram, 500Gb HD,etc. When I try booting a windows OS ...
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0answers
158 views

My Samsung Ativ Smart PC (500T) wont install Ubuntu

I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Startup Disk Creator “Checksums do not match”

So I tried to create a bootable USB dirve with Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04 using a Ubuntu 14.04 iso. The first USB drive I tried already had an old boot image on it and Startup Disk Creator ...
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Ubuntu USB boot not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I put it on an USB stick because my netbook does not have an optical drive and when I put it in it boots right back to Windows. I set it to boot to USB and I do ...
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1answer
112 views

Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug the ...
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0answers
107 views

How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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3answers
49 views

Live boot from partition of USB (or just don't use up whole USB)

Is there a way to create a bootable USB stick that doesn't take up the whole disk? I have a 16GB USB but would like to also have some music on it. Can it be partitioned or something?
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12 views

Low graphics mode error (12.04) live usb [duplicate]

When I tried Ubuntu with the live usb I got the message that my system was running in low graphics mode. There was no mouse. When I pressed enter i got 4 options. How can I get out of this? Computer ...
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0answers
37 views

Problems loading Live Disk

Very new Linux user here, trying to get into litecoin mining. Before all of my equipment came in, I installed a live version of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a USB, then used that to install full version onto ...
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1answer
145 views

Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live USB created with UNetbootin either not recognised or “Disk Error” on Dell D630 BIOS A17

I know, I know, this question has been asked so many times but I have searched and searched and tried and tried but I can't get it to work. I'm running Windows XP on my Dell D630. I downloaded the 64 ...
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0answers
168 views

Boot problem, stuck in BusyBox

I updated the system yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. After a little while, I started having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in ...
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0answers
78 views

Installing Ubuntu on external hard drive (boots to black screen)

Hey everyone this is my first post here on the askUbuntu forums. I've been an avid Linux user for over a year now but by no means an expert. The problem I'm facing is one I have not been able to ...
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2answers
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Booting from USB unsuccessful

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit installed, and would like to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit iso file. Then I used Startup Disk Creator to make my new 16 GB ...
2
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2answers
150 views

Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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2answers
75 views

How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB drive on a Windows XP computer?

My computer is a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. I followed the directions to create a bootable USB using the Linux Pendrive Installer at Ubuntu.com. I have tried editing the boot ...
0
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0answers
118 views

Attempted to Install ubuntu 13 from USB, instead booted Busybox 1.20.2 ash

As a sort of project, I was attempting to install Ubuntu 13 onto my 2008 vintage eMachines eMD620-5777(has an AMD Athlon 64 processor inside).Note that I am entirely new to Linux (android included). I ...
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633 views

Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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1answer
80 views

Is it possible to create read-only live USB stick for Ubuntu?

Is it possible to create bootable live USB stick with Ubuntu that does not allow writing anything to it, similar to live CD?
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101 views

Live USB hangs on boot

Trying to re-install Ubuntu GNOME on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. I used nomodset and deleted quiet splash in the command line (otherwise it just hangs at a black screen). It starts doing something, but ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 13.10 boot to a purple screen soon after installation completed

After the install of Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, using a LiveUSB finished correctly, it boots to a purple screen, and that's it. What to do?
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Creating functional live USB

So I think I have done everything good. Set up so that USB has first boot priority, installed everything on my USB stick so everything would be like on disk: But I am getting this message when I ...
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0answers
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Cannot even boot from 13.04 or 13.10 live USB [duplicate]

I would like to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 (or maybe 13.04), yet I cannot even boot from the live USB with the try Ubuntu option. I get to a screen than offers me to run in low graphics ...
0
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1answer
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Problem creating boot option for USB

I have a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 13.10, but my ASUS g74 laptop doesn't have a boot option for USB. I can create one, but it asks for a path. The drive is the G drive, is it then /boot/grub? ...
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Boot from USB SYSLINUX error [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Linux from a USB created through using the Universal USB Installer. When i try to boot my laptop (HP Pavilion G6 Series) displays: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013 - 07 - 25 Copyright ...
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Mess of issues creating live USB from windows

I've been trying to create a live linux USB and have encountered a variety of the most vexing problems. Short story: I can't get the USB to boot, but the symptoms are different with every attempt. The ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Please help a noob out with installing Ubuntu

So I am brand new to Linux. I have an older laptop that is collecting dust and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 onto it. It's a Dell Studio 1735 running Vista 64bit that I bought back in 08. I ...
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2answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 & 13.10 won't boot from USB pen

I tried with both 32bit versions, 12.04 & 13.10, but none of them will boot. I create the usb drive with pendrivelinux, i pick the destro, iso, format and go. As mentioned below, i also tried ...
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1answer
55 views

How to make automatically boot in every computer?

I am using ubuntu ( 13.10 ) on a flash-drive. I can move that flash drive all the time and can use it almost in every computer. but to do that, first I have to go to BIOS settings of the computer and ...
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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1answer
41 views

Boot to shell script

I want to make a live usb boot just to execute a script with echo off. Then, I want it to continue to boot on to the original OS. I need to repair a bunch of computers that got attacked through the ...
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0answers
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PC won't boot from usb

lately I have been trying to boot using a USB. However, every time I try to boot, it says 'Operating system not found' when there's clearly an os on the USB. Yesterday I was with a friend who inserted ...
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1answer
124 views

How can I install Ubuntu on a USB external drive for booting?

I want to boot Ubuntu on my mac air(2010) using my external 1TB drive. I converted the install to .img fine in Terminal. Now i need to make a bootable usb drive to install I tried to do the sudo ...
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0answers
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boot an HP mini 210-1024 from a usb stick using 12.0.4.3 live.

I am trying to boot an HP mini 210-1024 from a usb stick using 12.0.4.3 live. this works on my IBM t-42. The stick was built using unetbootin. The hp gets to the HP screen, the press esc to enter ...
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'corrupted kernel image' error while booting from USB stick

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and I used "Universal USB installer" to make a live usb and boot with it, once it's complete and I booted I get this error :"syslinux no default or ui configuration directive ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Live 12.04.3 x64 Skip installation screen

My laptop's internal HDD broke a week ago and now it won't boot (or do anything) from it. So I made a Live stick since I only use the computer for surfing and watching BluRay. Note: The stick has been ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Where to go from the purple screen [duplicate]

I am 100% new and have 0% experience with Ubuntu. I can safely say I don't know nor understand 90% of the things I've seen and done so far regarding this. I'm using a bootable USB stick to boot this. ...
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1answer
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How to create UEFI-only bootable USB live media?

Since Valve has already been doing UEFI-only booting USB installers with their Steam OS and UNetbootin — the top voted alternative to Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator — isn't UEFI compatible and ...
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12.04.3 live flash repeatedly asks for login on boot

Installed ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 to a flash drive. Booted it, mounted a harddrive and then umounted it. Changed desktop resolution, shut down. The app I used to install the image on the flash ...