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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...
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2answers
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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1answer
189 views

Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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0answers
120 views

How can I add flash player to Lubuntu Live DVD?

I have an old PC with broken hard disk, and would like to use Lubuntu 13.10 Live DVD. I am using this old PC mostly for browsing net, watching videos and livestreams. So, I have downloaded latest ...
0
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1answer
174 views

Lubuntu 13.10 missing Try without installation option

I just created a Lubuntu 13.10 LiveDVD via UNetbootin on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, in order to be able to use Lubuntu on an old work computer that runs slowly on Windows XP (a Dell Optiplex GOX 270, in ...
0
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1answer
226 views

Is there a LiveCD (not DVD) for Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I am working on a computer that does not have a DVD drive, and can read but not boot from USB. However, it does have internet access. Is there any super minimalist version of Ubuntu 13.10 that can be ...
0
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1answer
138 views

Installing persistent Ubuntu on a local hard drive using LiveCD

I am absolutely new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I would like to spend some time to try Ubuntu before a full installation. I have read a few pages about liveCD with persistent image and I have found it ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Strange error while reinstalling 12.04

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) to an external HDD. I select where I want the swap area, the boot loader, etc (the "something else" option). That all works fine, then I click "Install ...
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0answers
38 views

Installing unbuntu in win 7

I try to install unbuntu through bootable USB, I choose language, region, but when it was installing (almost half) screen disappear. I cut power after 5 hour and... ...now I loose window operating ...
0
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0answers
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Installing WoW on Live CD (on HDD)

Do anyone have experience installing a game (World of Warcraft with Wine), 22GB on a 1000gb hard drive running with liveCD Image? (Saying no disk space) I know the thing about persistances, but-.- ...
0
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0answers
76 views

Custom Live CD Failing to Boot

I'm trying to create a custom Live CD of Ubuntu 13.10 with an updated kernel among a couple other preinstalled applications. I'm following this guide, which is a bit tedious, but I can't get any ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Can't install Ubuntu 13.10 from 12.04 lts [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts installed on my hp pavilion and I want to try 13.10. When I try to boot into the livecd, I get the purple ubuntu splash screen, then a blackscreen where some text flashes (to ...
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2answers
390 views

How do I add the unallocated space to my ubuntu installation after deleting the Windows XP Partition?

I just deleted the Windows XP partition in the Ubuntu Live CD because I don't use windows xp anymore, now I have this I want to add the remaining space to my ubuntu installation and make ubuntu boot ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Odd LiveCD error message that says “??? ???”

I have recently taken an interest in Ubuntu and considered putting it on my old computer that just manages to get over the minimum requirements. However, ever since the launch of 13.10, I have not ...
0
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0answers
41 views

Cant get to install menu, liveCD

When I tried to run the Ubuntu install disc i get a purple screen with some little images down the bottom, then a flashing cursor for a second and then the screen goes black like there is no in I ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How to upgrade to a newer release of Ubuntu using the Live CD?

I've downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 daily CD and I want to upgrade all my computers using this Live CD (they all run Ubuntu 13.04 presently). How can I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 exploiting the packages in the ...
0
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0answers
14 views

13.04 won't start [duplicate]

I am trying to run Ubuntu 13.04 as live with the objective of installing it on a machine with xp on it. I boot from the cd and the process starts normally but stalls completely after about 3-5 minutes ...
0
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0answers
192 views

Ubuntu LiveCD doesn't recognize keyboard or mouse

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 from a livecd, and my keyboard and mouse I believe aren't being recognized. This is an anomaly for me as I have used livecd's on my other computers in my ...
0
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1answer
607 views

bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
0
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0answers
203 views

Unable to install Ubuntu in Toshiba Satellite L850-1RZ

Hello to everyone and thanks to anyone who answers this for his/her time. Well, I have the computer that I mention on the title and I found that after booting the live CD up (with EFI), when the ...
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1answer
256 views

Can I install Samba while running on LiveUSB?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu. I loaded Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB stick so that I could use the terminal to fix a problem with my android phone. When I try to install Samba, I get this message: The following ...
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0answers
1k views

Ubuntu live cd - starting load graphics devices [fail]

I know I'm running old kit but Ubuntu used to be happy with that. Here's the problem. AMD 64 single core processor. Onboard graphics. 756MB of RAM. Used to be fine with Ubuntu 8.04. Updated ...
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1answer
2k views

Convert a live CD to a bootable USB

I bought an Ubuntu CD that contains an ISO image file (.iso). I want to install Ubuntu on a netbook and it cannot be done by the CD, so I have to install Ubuntu by USB. How can I convert the Ubuntu CD ...
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3answers
670 views

My computer can't boot from Ubuntu live CDs, how can I install?

So, right now I have Ubuntu 7.04, and I want to install 12.04 LTS or 13.04, but my computer can't boot the live CD of both of them, but can boot CD of Ubuntu 7.04 or Windows 7 ultimate. I think it can ...
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2answers
266 views

Can I install Ubuntu using Ubuntu 13.04 Live CD on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

And, will may my applications be as is? Am I going to have any compatibilty issues with applications? Is it possible even using a live cd to install the newest version of Ubuntu over the existing one. ...
0
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1answer
513 views

The Difference between Windows Installer (WUBI) and Live CD/USB Installing? [duplicate]

again me. I am having trouble while installing Ubuntu. as I remember, I downloaded Ubuntu about two years ago and it was really easy. Mainly because I used Wubi and everything was fine. I ...
0
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1answer
378 views

Safe to install Lubuntu from LiveCD after force-quitting “Check Disk for Defects” Routine?

I burnt a lubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso disk image to a LiveCD (after having successfully checked the md5 hashes of the .iso) using Disk Utility in Mac OSX. I want to install lubuntu on an older ...
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4answers
669 views

Total Newbie confused about partitions

I am totally fed up with Vista, it has 3 different keyboard settings (AZERTY QWERTY and QWERTZ) depending on the software used (or the time of day) and freezes 7 times an hour or more often if it`s a ...
0
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2answers
3k views

How to fix Ubuntu getting stuck at creating ext4 file partition on LivecCD?

I have an Acer Aspire One. Not sure what version. I've had it for a year or two on Windows and then suddenly, I couldn't boot Windows anymore. So I decided to use Ubuntu. I first tried Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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3answers
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Howto run Ubuntu with UEFI and Intel Smart Response Technology

This question has NOT been answered by the following due to them saying to permanently disabling these features Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system Install ubuntu on ...
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1answer
59 views

How install a new app from LiveCD into sleeping hard drive installation

I've: a pc with a running Ubuntu installation. a LiveCD running in the above pc with access to the hard drive Ubuntu installation filesystem. and I need to know how install an app from the running ...
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1answer
1k views

Trying to recover files from a windows 7 machine using ubuntu

OK so I cant boot my windows 7 machine and recovery tool wont load either. I need to recover the files from my harddrive and I heard about this through an internet search. Every website and youtube ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Ubuntu 12.04 CD-R doesn't start when i start the PC [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu CD-R and a Samsung Laptop with Windows 8 64 Bit. When i start the Laptop with the Ubuntu CD-R in it, it shows the Samsung-sign, makes a "Beep" tune, shows the normal ...
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1answer
39 views

Installation error while installing from CD-ROM

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04. And i have windows 7 already installed. But while installing through CD-ROM i'm getting this error: Unable to find medium for connecting live file system
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1answer
105 views

Ubuntu 12.10 unattended installations CD

My work require me to build an unattended installation CD for Ubuntu 12.10. I have searched on the Google but there is no clue or tutorial.
0
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1answer
413 views

Installation Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation (WM431EA)

How to install Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation? I need instruction what I need change in BIOS for installing Ubuntu on HP Z1. I tryed all combination with BIOS and Ubuntu (12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu 12.10 taking a very long time to install from Live DVD on a very fast desktop

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD onto a very fast desktop. My first installation attempt was very slow, taking over an hour for the "Copying files..." stage. Then it seemed to stall ...
0
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3answers
362 views

Installing programs to LiveCD/USB? [duplicate]

I want to have an Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB with a program (Cisco Packet Tracer) installed on it that’s always there every time I boot. Anyone knows how to do this? (Preferably as an image as I ...
0
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1answer
143 views

How can I boot a live system from a hard disk and then install to the same drive?

I need to install Lubuntu on to a hard drive that has no other means of installation other than the hard drive itself (USB, CD, Net, none of those are available on this system). What I have already ...
2
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2answers
959 views

To convert a Windows machine to Ubuntu, can I just boot the CD and install?

Rather than reinstall Windows I thought I would use my older machine to come up to speed on Ubuntu and dedicate the machine to that. I have another Windows machine operating do I just download ...
0
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1answer
495 views

Ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop: Toshiba A-665 - i7 1.7 GHz - 4Gb RAM - nVidia GeForce GTS350M. After Ubuntu boot it always freezes in the purple loading screen, with the logo on it. ...
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3answers
1k views

Boot from Live CD, then install from USB stick? (because CDROM drive extremely slow/faulty)

I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with: A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine. A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often. I created a USB stick ...
3
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1answer
4k views

How to install Ubuntu on Nintendo Wii

Hey I would like to install Ubuntu on a Nintendo Wii. I am using letterbomb to jailbreak and install the homebrew channel. How would I boot Ubuntu afterwards?
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2answers
513 views

What does Ubuntu iso “desktop image ” mean?

I see here the expression" desktop image" in the sense that it "allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later" Is this just about ...
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1answer
1k views

Using a livecd on an intel iMac

I have a livecd that works on Windows. When I boot the Mac with it in and hold the option button, it shows the hard drive, a cd called "Windows" and a cd called "EFI boot". if I click on the Windows ...
3
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1answer
960 views

Ubuntu won't install from Live CD [closed]

Complete noob here. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live CD. I told the computer to boot from the CD (it does) & it reads the CD & then quits with the Ubuntu dots just freezing. I ...
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4answers
955 views

How to get a Toshiba L505 to boot USB or CD

OK, have a Toshiba L505 (not sure of the extended model number) that got a virus on Windows and will no longer will boot into that, so I'm trying to revive it with Ubuntu. Problem is, when I tell it ...
3
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1answer
305 views

How do I install Ubuntu without using a LiveCD/USB?

There appear to be two types of Ubuntu installations: 'live' installations (typically USB or CD) and what I'm going to call 'full' installations (typically on an internal HDD). Full installations can ...
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1answer
493 views

Can't Install - grub probe: error: unknown filesystem — Help?

I can't install Ubuntu on my computer, I'm using a 12.04 LTS LiveCD. I have 2 empty hard drives (500 GB each) and no other operating system's installed. The installer always seems to be stuck at the ...