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Ubuntu getting too long to shut down

I had a problem with Grub after I downloaded Windows 8. I couldn't access it anymore and so couldn't access the Ubuntu partition that was on my laptop. Since I needed to restore the files on the ...
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Disable ethernet and hard drive access on an Ubuntu Live CD

I'm a teacher. At our school, we're looking into the possibility of using a custom LiveCD (or USB rather) for our students during exams. We want the live CD to come pre-installed with programs such ...
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Error while installing ubuntu 12.04.3 from usb drive. Now harddrive is undetectable, how can this be fixed? [closed]

The error occurred approximately 90% through the installation bar while installing from liveusb and was not specified by any particular error code, just a popup suggesting harddrive troubles and ...
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Unable to boot into live USB - Hard disk failure may be

Recently my laptop HP-1211TU stopped working. It came with pre installed Windows vista. When I start laptop it freezes at Windows logo only. I tried to repair it through recovery console also tried ...
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does running linux off a usb drive require a proper functioning internal hard disk

I have a laptop with windows 7 installed on it. Somehow my internal hard disk failed and now windows wont boot anymore(it wont let me repair or install a new copy of windows). So i tried to run Linux ...
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Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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How do I boot from ubuntu on my USB drive so I can wipe the ubuntu file system on the hard drive?

How do I boot from ubuntu on my USB drive so I can wipe the ubuntu file system on the hard drive? I have ubuntu on an exterior hard drive and want to boot from that so I can wipe the internal hard ...
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113 views

Stop ubuntu from reading a drive automatically

I'm running my laptop using Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB HDD as the laptop's HDD has failed. Whenever I boot or do a grub update etc, it takes forever because it scans for the failed drive about 20 times and ...
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682 views

How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD?

I recently installed the ISO for 12.04 LTS on a 4GB USB. I installed and started up Ubuntu perfectly from my USB. Now, I had to restart my computer and when I started it back on (from USB) it was ...
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Failure to boot from USB

I have created a USB live disk and am trying to boot from it. The computer Im using to learn Linux on is a Dell Optiplex 755 4gb ram C2D 3.0ghz and Im running windows 7 ultimate without any problems. ...
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316 views

Save to Hard Drive instead of bootable USB

I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website on how to put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB and make it a bootable USB stick for windows. It worked fine and I can boot up and run Ubuntu, but every time I ...
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How do I get root access to hard drive from livecd?

ubuntu 11.10 has faffed up on me, It wont let me get passed the login-screen ( i have been searching around online the last two days and none of the proposed solutions worked) as at this point I dont ...