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When I start the Ubuntu ISO, initramfs says “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

When I start the Ubuntu ISO(13.10) on a USB, initramfs says "unable to find a medium containing a live file system". These are my PC specs: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PoniesFiM/saved/39dy I have ...
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trouble booting 14.04 from USB

I'm trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 and am encountering problems. I'm working from 12.04. Downloaded the 14.04 iso file. Used the Startup Disc Creator App. However, when I try to boot from ...
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Install Windows on Ubuntu from bootable USB [on hold]

I would like to ask how to install Windows 8 on Ubuntu. I created a bootable Windows USB, (once FAT32 and once ntfs), but I do not know how to run the USB, I could only open it as a folder. Windows ...
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Installing grub2 in efi-mode in usb flash drive

I've two different OS, which one is ubuntu. I'm using a PC, NOT a Mac. I use Chimera bootloader that don't find Ubuntu. So, i'd like to install grub 2 in EFI-mode on flash-drive USB. In this way, i ...
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installing ubuntu on windows 8.1 will not work.

i have installed Ubuntu on the USB drive, followed all the directions, and when i boot from USB, it just starts windows like normal. every time. i have re installed it on the drive to make sure that ...
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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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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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WIndows XP desktop, CD drive and no USB boot option

I have a Dell 2400 Inspiron system with a CD drive. Lately its become sluggish in operation and I decided to load Kubuntu on it. But I have run into a roadblock. My machine doesn't have the USB flash ...
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making a boot able stick [duplicate]

I am trying to down load to a memory stick ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version but only seem to be able to get the 13.10 version. I think I am following the make a bootable stick instructions correctly but ...
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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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Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...
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Problem Booting from USB Stick on Old Dell Laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Dell Latitude laptop and would like to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10. I was able to make a bootable USB Stick but the Dell won't boot from it. I hit f12 as it booted and ...
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Cant boot into ubuntu install

So I am trying to install Ubuntu, I had it before but I removed it because i couldn't re install it, i thought it would work but it didn't. So I cant boot into the install anymore, it says: SYSLINUX ...
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UEFI Bootable USB Stick Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I bought a new Laptop yesterday (an acer e1-510 with windows 8.1) and did not know that it has a shitty uefi when I tried to install ubuntu 12.04(.4) lts from usb drive but when i click install linux, ...
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Ubuntu server 12.4 LTS installation -boot Error

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.4 server but it doesnt boot I downloaded the iso that corresponds to my server (amd x64) and I made a USB device bootable using the Universal USB Installer as ...
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Bootable USB is not detected - Ubuntu

My Asus EEE was on Windows 7. I passed on Ubuntu by instaling from bootable usb. In meanwhile I get problem with grub rescue and I wonted to instal Ubuntu again. I change priority in Bios and I used ...
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Macbook 2,1 (no cd install problem)

I am very frustrated. I been trying for almost 2 weeks to put Ubuntu on my Macbook (2,1) mid-2007 13" laptop. My combo drive does not work anymore. I tried the USB stick install method where u make a ...
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Installation of Ubuntu on NV57H94u Gateway via USB: Ubuntu runs, but won't install on hard drive because it can't find it

I (mac user) followed these instructions and am trying to use my USB drive to install Ubuntu on a NV57H94u Gateway computer. The computer was running Windows 7, but was reset to factory settings. I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio from a USB Flash Drive?

So I have the standard Ubuntu 13.10, and I wanted to install Ubuntu studio. The only way I can do that is through a Flash drive, so I downloaded the newest version of Ubuntu studio, and used ...
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graphics initialization failed on boot from USB stick

Loaded 12.04 32bit version onto USB stick and booted onto from my Toshiba NB306 with an Atom processor and 2 GB RAM. Got the message: graphics initialization failed Error setting up gfxboot boot: _ ...
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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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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 installed in Toshiba Portege laptop

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, try to boot it using USB, I did download the .iso, I did put it into the USB. I'm using Toshiba Portege, forgot which one. When I'm open the BIOS with F2, I can't boot it ...
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Grub rescue mode - Installed Debian on USB, and original Ubuntu 13.10 system doesn't work anymore

Ubuntu community! I have been using ubuntu 13.10 for the past year or so, and everything was fine until I decided to try out Debian. I attempted to install the standard version (command line) of ...
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Trying to install Easypeasy 2.0 to a Sony Viao Netbook (Intel Atom)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a desktop computer, and wanted to remove XP from my netbook. I used a USB stick/pen drive of 7GB. I have downloaded the distro and tried all of the installers but they all ...
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USB installation

I am trying to install/live run Ubuntu 12.04.4 on Sony Vaio TGZ laptop. I've downloaded the ISO from the Ubntu website. Formatted a 16gbit USB drive as 32bit FAT. I've downloaded the UUI and run it ...
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Doesn't my bios support booting from USB? [closed]

Seeing that my Ubuntu 12.04 install is quite messed up (refuses to update and random crashes), I want to install the latest and greatest Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Although my machine is still more than fast ...
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Help debugging string descriptor 0 read error on boot [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer aspire v5 laptop. I would like some help debugging a boot error. What information should I provide when asking questions? How do I isolate and diagnose a ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with USB stick

So far I have: downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS from the site. Converted the ISO file to IMG. (I used Unetbootin, I'm not completely sure I did this right.) I selected disk image, ISO, and browsed to ...
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problem in booting Ubuntu along side another SSD got ubuntu

Hey guys i have the following problem: I have a USB 3 USB flash 240GB. When i try to boot it alongside Kingston SSD 240GB i get the following error: http://i.stack.imgur.com/UvprB.jpg But when i ...
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Problems Burning Ubuntu onto USB - OS X

I've followed this guide by Ubuntu.com on how to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu. Ive even followed this video on YouTube. I have follwed it to the letter and all I get from the USB afterwards is the ...
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110 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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How do I fix this error while trying to install Ubuntu from a USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu onto my SSD drive, which already has Windows 8.1 on it. I've created a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 13.10 on by using unetbootin (I also tried tuxboot, but that didn't ...
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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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91 views

How long should it take to create a bootable USB drive for windows 7?

I followed all the instructions to create a bootable USB drive so I can try Ubuntu without actually installing it on my Windows 7 machine. Everything seemed to be going ok but now it appears to be ...
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System don't recognize ubuntu partition

I just formatted my Samsung Ultrabook and installed Ubuntu 12.04 via USB using rufus to create the bootable USB (my ultrabook don't have a cd/dvd reader). The problem is, when the instalation finish ...
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How to fix this installation error

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 64bit from a USB stick (I created the LiveUSB as in the official documentation on Ubuntu site and it gave me no errors) on my PC. Everything goes well before the ...
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Ubuntu won't boot + I have no usb boot option anymore

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop as the only OS. And I was messing around with mounting an usb (something like 'ubs0') and now my laptop won't boot anymore into Ubuntu and the usb boot option ...
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251 views

How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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Problem with booting from USB in order to install GRUB [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on my laptop (via USB), but the boot loader (GRUB) does not show up. I've tried to run Ubuntu in trial mode from USB in order to install boot ...
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windows 7 is not installing with USB drive

Cannot install windows 7 from USB drive. Since i don't have a DVD/CD-ROM I am habituated to install OS and sofware from USB but after installing UBUNTU 12.04 I wanted to make my system dual boot so I ...
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108 views

Ubuntu Bootable USB drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a pen drive. Firstly I made pendrive into a bootable USB drive which includes Ubuntu .iso file extraction. After using that USB drive in my other laptop and ...
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3answers
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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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13.10 Laptop Acer totally frozen need BIOS / Boot / command line advice

I greatly appreciate any useful advice on this broken Ubuntu 13.10 system: It runs on a laptop, Acer Aspire 5810TZ bought >3 years ago, Ubuntu 13.10 happily running as only system on that machine ...
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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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Install doesn't work anymore - Could it be the UEFI?

It's a long story but I can't keep these details to myself because I have no clue what's going on, it's pretty weird. I have two hard drives. One had windows, and the other one had nothing, it was ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Download Crashes At The End, Flashing cursor on start up

I just (tried) to install Linux/Ubuntu for the first time. I am using an Asus laptop K52Jr with windows 7 64bit on the c disk. I was happily installing Ubuntu 13.10 onto my D disk; the progress ...
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216 views

Can't boot from USB drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu and in BIOS there is no boot from USB drive or anything like that. I would boot it from disk, but my laptops CD/DVD reader is broken and it can't read anything. Please ...
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I can't get my MacBook Pro to boot Ubuntu 13.10 from the USB stick I just installed

I'm trying to make a bootable USB stick on my MacBook Pro Retina 10,1 that I hope will also boot a wide range of other computers. I followed the instructions here: ...
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu from a USB without installing or editing the boot menu? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu on a USB Flash Drive, and then run Ubuntu from the USB without rebooting, touching the boot menu, or installing. Just using it on Windows 7, ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Server 13.10 on HP proliant DL 360 G7, keyboard unresponsive after boot

I have an HP Proliant server, on which I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from DVD. I have a lot of problems installing from a USB thumb drive (which is another story), but installing from DVD went ...