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Windows 8 netbook will not recognize Ubuntu USB load error (Initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I’m attempting to boot Ubuntu 12.04 to my Gateway LT series Touch netbook. It’s loaded with Windows 8. The computer is not letting me download or even try Ubuntu via USB on this computer. I start ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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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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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 ...
0
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1answer
51 views

I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
0
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1answer
107 views

Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
0
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2answers
97 views

Unable to install Ubuntu - bootable USB

I had an old laptop, installed Ubuntu (don't remember version) on it with bootable usb. Nothing went wrong. However I changed the old laptop with a new one (mostly gaming reasons) and Ubuntu is simply ...
2
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2answers
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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0answers
82 views

USB boot hangs on scanning hard disk partitions to create /etc/fstab

I'm trying to dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu on a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I shrank my windows 8 partition from ~900gb to ~600 gb (leaving ~300gb) for ubuntu. I have UEFI. I have disable SRT, ...
0
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2answers
144 views

Making ubuntu installation with mac terminal

I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB ...
2
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1answer
971 views

Live USB for Ubuntu 13.10 does't recognize Windows 8 OS

I have created a Live USB for Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.4.4 I have restarted and booted from the USB; tried Ubuntu without installing. Everything works fine there ...
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2answers
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No operating system found with liveUSB

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 for my studies on my Asus F75V with Windows 8 preinstalled. After many tries, I finally manage to boot on my liveUSB but... the only message I got is "No operating ...
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1answer
287 views

Adding grub2 menu-entry for iso using grml-rescueboot

Following this official Ubuntu documentation page and the steps outlined under "Creating the grub2 Menuentry - grml-rescueboot", I tried to add an i386 desktop iso of the old Feisty Fawn (7.04) to the ...
0
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1answer
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problem with setting up multiboot ISO usb using syslinux

I have followed this tutorial: http://blog.jakgibb.com/2013/01/03/creating-a-multiboot-usb-stick-using-syslinux/ I want to boot linux live ISOs directly from USB drive using syslinux instead of ...
1
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1answer
72 views

what happens if we install two boot images in a pendrive?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 image in my 16 GB Moserbaer pendrive. i am willing to install another image in it with out losing this 12.04. i'm using Universal USB installer 1.9.4.3. Thank you.
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0answers
104 views

Install Lubuntu without formatting the entire harddrive

I am trying to install lubuntu 13.04 using the alternate iso on my Dell Inspiron 5150 (3GHz pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 40GB HDD) which already contains a non booting windows XP (some boot.ini error). I ...
0
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1answer
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Boot-repair won't install “unable to locate package”

My computer won't boot so I am trying to install boot-recovery using the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. The initial command runs fine: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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0answers
108 views

Installing 13.04 on Lenovo v570 via LiveUSB and UEFI?

Ok so I created a few Live USBs for 13.04 and I'm trying to install it on my v570, but when I try to boot from the USB it just loads a black screen and doesn't do anything. I've heard that there is a ...
0
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2answers
363 views

no grub2 boot menu

i installed Ubuntu 13.04 after using windows 8 for a while. everything during installation went smooth and fine but after the reboot, i am unable to boot into Ubuntu as my computer directly boots into ...
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0answers
673 views

How to change boot order samsung np300e5c

I've already used Ubuntu, although I have installed it only via wubi. Now I'd like to try it "for real", and so I went on to try to install it with a USB. I've already created the live-usb, but I ...
0
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1answer
326 views

Can't install ubuntu.

I tried installing 13.04 as a dual boot. I get the "Use the Live CD to install!" thing. Not having a live cd, I try to use a live usb. All my efforts so far seem for naught. I did this, ...
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240 views

having trouble installing ubuntu studio 13.04 [duplicate]

I am currently trying to install Ubuntu Studio 13.04 along side Windows 7. When I boot into the USB stick, I make the proper selections and it reboots. When I boot into Windows 7 and open wubi.exe, ...
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0answers
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12.04 LTS 32-bit USB install does nothing when choosing reboot

After I installed Ubuntu on USB, I might have committed a mistake and now it does nothing. When I plug the USB, it gives the menu of choices for what to do with it (in Windows XP). Under Removable ...
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Trying to dual load Ubuntu 13.04 and windows 8 [duplicate]

So I made a USB boot using the Universal USB installer and restarted my computer to boot from a USB I have tried selecting both Install Ubuntu and Try Ubuntu and each time my computer gives me a blank ...
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0answers
434 views

Unable to select iso file when making live usb with Yumi multi boot installer

I am trying to make a Live USB of ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I did download it from the site. It shows that its a iso file. I am trying to browse it from multiboot installer(YUMI) but I don't know why ...
0
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0answers
213 views

Should I install ubuntu on USB instead of HDD dual-boot?

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed as dual-boot OS on top of Vista on my laptop. Hacked the grub settings to default to Vista (instead of the default Ubuntu -- pain) on startup, and all was OK for ...
2
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2answers
143 views

Problem with installing ubuntu on Windows 8

So I have set up the Ubuntu installer by installing it onto my memory stick using the USBInstaller. I am then faced with a problem. The Ubuntu Installer loads up and I start going through it making ...
0
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2answers
205 views

Multi-choice memory stick? [duplicate]

Now, with large memory sticks being cheap, I think it would be nice to have many or all official flavours available on one memory stick. That is; you boot from a memory stick and get a menu which lets ...
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0answers
245 views

Troubles Installing Ubunt 12.10 or 13.04 from live-usb as second OS

Most answers here on booting/installing problems from live-usb tend to concern older systems, which should not apply here since I want to first set up Ubuntu on a new computer. So here my problem: I ...
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4answers
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Making a Bootable USB flash drive which will boot in EFI

I have recently bought a laptop with windows 8 (EFI) installed. I thought I'd be able to handle installing 12.04.2 relatively easily - how wrong could I be? Using a live-usb I made using startup ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 boots into grub command prompt in dual boot

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 3520. I decided to install Ubuntu on this alongside Windows 8, because I need it. I downloaded the amd64 iso since my laptop is 64 bit. I put it on my usb using UNetBootin. ...
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2answers
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where is my ubuntu 12.10?

i have 4 partitions. 1 system part of windows. 2 windows installed(7 x64). 3 i common drive for temp files. 4 my drive for my personal data. i downloaded ubuntu 12.10 x64 shrinked my windows ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer ...
0
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1answer
505 views

How to install GRUB on the hard-disk? [duplicate]

I'm kinda new to Linux. I wanted to install Ubuntu, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, (I partitioned my HDD and left it unallocated) Ubuntu did not ask where to install and stuff, it just ...
2
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0answers
558 views

Unable to try/install Ubuntu 12.10 from LiveUSB

I've got a computer that shipped with Windows 8, installed in EFI. I want to install Ubuntu in dual boot, so I have to install it in EFI as well. I disabled the 'Secure boot' in the BIOS. I created a ...
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0answers
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Boot from USB woes

So I've gotten my dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but I've found that I might have underestimated the amount of space I need on my Ubuntu partition. I wouldn't have any trouble using either ...
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157 views

How to boot Ubuntu-based Distros with Custom Casper Folder Location

I've searched for the last hour or so for this, and haven't had any luck. I've extracted the BackTrack 5 ISO to my usb, and put all the file in the folder "bt5r3-gnome-64". I have already installed ...
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Laptop shuts down when press install now on installation of Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop along with Windows (32-bit, off a bootable USB). When I click "Continue" to install alongside of 7, the laptop shuts down and then boots back into ...
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Cannot detect Windows 8 from Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB installation on Toshiba qosmio x870

From other questions raised, I read that if Ubuntu Live USB boots in UEFI mode then it should detect Windows 8 during installation. During installation, I only see two options, Erase disk and install ...
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0answers
70 views

Problems after installing Ubuntu LiveUSB on my 2nd HD

I decided to create a Ubuntu USB installer using the Universal USB Installer, selecting a Ubuntu 12.10 ISO. I selected my D: drive, my NON-windows7 carrying drive as install. After this I Re-booted my ...
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1answer
503 views

I wanna partition more space for Ubuntu! (dual booting w/ Windows 7)

So, I bought this computer recently, and immediately dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with it. The other day, unfortunately, I ran out of the mere 20 or so gigs alloted to me (out of about 700). I'd like ...
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2answers
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Installing along side of Windows 8

It appears as though many people are having problems installing Ubuntu along side Windows 8. My problem, however, seems to be sufficiently different to be unique among such problems. I can't get the ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Dual Boot - No GRUB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There’s an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I have Windows 7 installed in a primary partition and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 in a new ...
3
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1answer
5k views

How to install Grub2 under several common scenarios

I feel the community has long needed a clean guide on how to install Grub2 under a a few extremely common scenarios. I will accept answer as solved when it has one section per scenario and assumes ...
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2answers
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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0answers
334 views

USB install from second internal hard drive in a MacBook Pro

I am trying to install Ubuntu (among others) on a second internal hard drive on my MacBook Pro. I have an 80 GB internal SSD with OS X on it, along with a 750 GB internal HD with a few partitions, ...
2
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1answer
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How to boot into Live USB/CD with UEFI on latest Vaio S series?

I am unable to boot from USB/CD into a live Ubuntu session to proceed with install. Esc or F12 didn't work and I can't seem to be able to enter the bios settings. Sony Vaio S w/ Ivy Bridge (just one ...
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2answers
307 views

How can I replicate the LiveUSB boot-experience using GRUB2?

As far as I know, ubuntu live usb versions use syslinux as bootloader whereas, when installed, the default is GRUB2. This makes replicating the boot experience a bit more involved than just copying ...
2
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2answers
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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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2answers
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Which file to associate with the Windows boot manager to load GRUB?

I installed Ubuntu using a Live USB. I have a Windows partition and used GParted to create an extended partition in order to lay my new distro. When I rebooted my computer after the installation, no ...