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Can't create Boot disk [duplicate]

I am trying to create boot disk on usb pendrive. When I select desk top it doesn't transfer to creator page. Pen drive is blank. I want replace win 7 with ubuntu.
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1answer
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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How to boot Kubuntu 12.04 LTS for a Laptop without an OS

I am unable to boot my laptop with a Kubuntu boot disk I made. I made sure it I burnt the 64 bit version (My laptop is 64bit) and not the 32 bit. I am using an iMac to burn the disk and My laptop is a ...
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0answers
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Problem with update (12.04 to 12.10) “the disk drive is not ready or not presented”

about a day ago I thought it'd be nice to update my ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10, it all went fine until it asked me to reboot, when I did it ubuntu gave me this message: The disk drive for (I can't ...
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/boot Not enough Disk Space! [duplicate]

I would call myself a step above a noob when it comes to linux and Ubuntu, but I'm having trouble here. I use my Ubuntu laptop as a torrent slave, and there is never any files saved on it for long so ...
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Crypto swap destroyed can't enter to account

I am not sure it is so but I tried to check disk and it said 0.8% of crypto swap is destroied. Ubuntu start up and welcomome windows is here but I tried to use my password and it is not work. ...
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1answer
108 views

How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB external disk that was previously the internal laptop disk?

I finally decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop; I also upgraded the internal disk to 1TB and kept (untouched) the old 500 GB disk in a SATA-USB enclosure for sake of security (you may ...
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3answers
442 views

How do I enable dual boot after Windows 7 Reinstall with no cd?

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu via the internet. No CD was involved. After I reinstalled Win 7 due to issues with it, my dual boot disappeared. I do not have the option of using Live CD or ...
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PC loads GRUB menu, but cannot run Ubuntu 12.04; Diagnostics report HD failure [closed]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows, no regrets. A few days ago, however, I ran Windows XP in VirtualBox and the next time I booted my computer was brought straight to the GRUB menu. ...
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1answer
81 views

How do I build a BOOT disk! [duplicate]

I've used Ubuntu a few years ago and got a error regarding a Password. I never had a password for this computer, but it really said I did and I tried and tried to get it corrected.... I finally gave ...
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All drives installed as peripheral devices

Why would my HDDs and DVD drives be installed as peripheral devices? I'm attempting to set up a file server using 12.04 and a Raidz1 array for storage, but don't want to initiate the ZFS pool until ...
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0answers
16 views

boot at 0 disk space [duplicate]

My boot folder has run out of space and rejects all updates. I have tried increasing the boot size through a installation CD but that didn't work. I'd like to try erasing unnecessary files from the ...
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1answer
550 views

Can't install updates due to boot folder size on 13.04

Update attempt delivers message 'Not enough free disk space' with the recommendation to free up space on /boot. I have tried all the clean up techniques I know, but essentially it is filled with all ...
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1answer
163 views

Disk check on every boot sequence

I have tried "tune2fs" commands to stop disk check on boot but they are not working. Ubuntu still checks disk every time it boots. My system health shows "clean with errors".
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How do I make a complete image file boot disc

I'm a crusty old fert who's gotten fed up with MS, plus I have security concerns. I'd like to make an image file boot of Ubuntu, a PDF printer (possibly a complete editor?), and if possible, a driver ...
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82 views

i need to put ubuntu on a dead apple desktop using an apple laptop… how do i do that?

my apple desktop computer only displays a flashing question mark when i turn it on. i tried resetting the PRAM and doing some other suggested actions. the only suggestion i didnt try was installing a ...
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1answer
149 views

How to let ubuntu ignore a internal hard-drive when start up?

I am dual-booting Ubuntu(12.10) and Windows on different hard drives in my laptop. For battery life and noise issue, it is possible for me to ignore the Windows drive and prevent it from being ...
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1answer
170 views

Install ISO boots but then freezes

I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and put it on a usb stick using unetbootin. I successfully booted the USB, Ubuntu starts and I see the classic Ubutnu splash screen. Then the computer freezes. Disk is not ...
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4answers
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How to create bootable USB without administrator rights?

I would like to use the work computer to create the bootable USB I need bootable USB disk for my home computer. I'm not administrator on the work computer, so I can't execute the installer. Is ...
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1answer
123 views

Cannot boot ubuntu after remove failed data disk (system on different disk)

Our Ubuntu server has four hard disks, but we didn't make them a RAID. Yesterday, one of the disk was reported to be failing, and this disk was /dev/sdb and was mounted as /data (was used to store ...
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1answer
524 views

Hard Disk Partitioning during 12.04 Install

Attempting to install 12.04 LTS on the following system: Mainboard: MSI K7T Turbo (MS-6330 v3.0) VIA KT133A Chipset Processor: AMD Athlon 1300 Mhz HDD: WD EIDE 160Gb LBA Single partition ...
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1answer
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HDIO get identity failed for dev/sdb invalid argument

This failure is on an external hard drive connected by USB. However, it worked flawlessly for several days. Then, one day when I tried to start Ubuntu there appeared a Debian splash screen with ...
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0answers
328 views

Disk Boot Failure after power outage

I recently experienced a power outage whilst logged on to 11.04 with XP running on VirtualBox. When I now try to boot, I receive the Disk Boot failure, Insert System disk and Press Enter. I have run ...
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0answers
636 views

12.04 does not boot from the disk after installation

Installed Ubuntu on HP xw4600 workstation using CD not USB. But after installation it does not boot from hard drive. During installation it showed: The entire disk will be used: ...
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1answer
294 views

Invalid system disc on boot

When I boot my laptop which has ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 I get a message "Invalid system disc Please replace the disc,then press any key" If on this command I press random keys my grub menu ...
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1answer
783 views

Can't make a boot disk

...For the newest version of Ubuntu. Am using a Macbook, have tried both USB and CD instructions down to a T with no luck. On my mac, with both the cd and USB I get the error 'failed to read media' ...
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1answer
130 views

How do I create a boot disk?

I have a working Ubuntu partition on one of my hard drives, however grub is not installed. What I would like is a 'boot disk' which allows me to boot this partition. Does such a thing exist? I'm ...
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1answer
237 views

Is there a way to determine progress on a disk check at boot?

During the boot process, a disk check can be run, but during this process there is no indication or detailed information available to gauge how far along the process is. Is there a way to display any ...
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2answers
5k views

Busybox error on boot [closed]

I've Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.10 dual boot was working fine then suddenly while booting in GRUB if I select Ubuntu it shows me stupid Busybox error same as this and Windows XP is working fine The ...
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3answers
560 views

How to extend Ubuntu disk space without using Live CD?

I first installed Windows 7 from factory, then installed Ubuntu. I ran out of space, but there is a lot in Windows partition. So I wanted to allocate some space from the Windows partition to Ubuntu ...
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10answers
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Disk by UUID not detected (initramfs), boot failure

I am unable to boot my lucid, with the built in boot shell giving out this error: Update 1 This error occured after I updated my 2.6.32-26 version kernel and booted directly in winodows. The ...