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convert .sblive file to .iso

I just created bootable LIVE image of current installed Ubuntu using systemback. the format of the file is .sblive. how do I convert it to .iso?
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Switching computers with a persistent usb

So, I'm Trying to create a USB drive to run the OS off of on several different computers, without installing anything to the computers themselves. I used pen drive Linux to create a boot-able USB and ...
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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart

I can only boot from my live USB, not from a hard disk installation. I get error as Out of disk error. I've tried fixing it by re-installing GRUB, by using boot-repair to re-install GRUB, and several ...
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Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot to USB

My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite L655-S5153 I have my bios setup to boot usb (and yes it does read the USB drive), cd, then hdd. Legacy mode is enabled as well. I already have Elementary OS ...
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Booting from Live USB while Ubuntu 15.04 is already installed on the HD, makes next boot not find ad an ny OS

I had 15.04 already installed on my machine, and wanted to see something on a clean installation via a Live USB. So I restarted and booted from my USB and played around on a clean installation. ...
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I keep getting these errors while installing Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 in my laptop

I am trying to dualboot Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1 but I am unable to do so because I keep getting some errors. Steps that I did :- Created a LiveUSB Disk of Ubuntu 15.04 Booted into Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 installation fails on Asus Zenbook UX305FA

I have attempted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my new Asus Zenbook UX305FA. Every time I attempt it, it sticks at the Security Key section. The laptop came equipped with Windows 8.1, and I erased it to ...
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I cannot start even livesession of Ubuntu 15.04 (CD or USB) on Toshiba L650

THe new Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.04.2 wont show desktop even with liveusb on Toshiba Satellite L650. I try the fresh liveusb and CD on few categoricaly different computrers and laptops, and on each one it ...
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Installing Windows 7 after ubuntu 14.04?, cannot boot from win7 usb or dvd

i have an old hp pavilion win 7x64 and got full of viruses, it doesn't have efi/legacy only bios. So i decided to install ubuntux64 end erased all partitions and everything. After the install i tried ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private trouble

I'm trying to back up the files in my home directory from a Live USB key. I run sudo ecryptfs-recover-private, it finds my password, and I enter the password. I get an error: Unwrapping passphrase and ...
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Live USB 15.04 Ubuntu not working. Why? Anybody !!! Help!

When I boot from Ubuntu 15.04 LiveUSB and choose try Ubuntu, it does not show Unity it only shows the logon screen, and asks me for password for user:ubuntu. When I hit enter, it blinks one time and ...
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Mistakenly encrypted partition while installing Ubuntu

My friend has tried to install Ubuntu on her USB (with live-usb) and used LMV encryption for the USB. Right now, it is not possible to load Windows normally. It seems she mistakenly encrypt her ...
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Create a LiveUSB from existing Ubuntu / Xubuntu installation?

I have a Xubuntu in my VirtualBox machine with several changes, and I'd like to make a LiveUSB out of it. I've already heard about Remastersys, but it's not supported anymore. How to customize the ...
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How to create an .iso image from a windows dvd that i can then put on a flash-drive [duplicate]

Here is what I have: a Windows 7 AIO DVD that is already bootable no CD rom a flash drive empty DVDs I only get computers with cd-roms a few times a week. Here is what I want to do: make a ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu live cd

For some reason i can't boot Ubuntu live cd on my desktop pc while installation media works perfectly on laptop. I'm getting this error : Any suggestions?
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Can't Create any bootable device

I am trying to create a bootale usb, I used Unetbootin and Disk startup (ubuntu default), but every time it gives me the message "Operative System Not Found". I've tried with diferent ISO's in ...
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How to disable auto mount on ubuntu live disk?

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 15.04 usb stick to recover my hard disks, but one of the first operations that the live distro performs during boot, is to mount my disks, which cannot be mounted and the ...
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Disable automounting of hard disks on ubuntu live

I have an ubuntu live USB. When I try to boot it on a computer with a SATA hard disk, it automounts the hard disk and that would seem to corrupt the windows 7 installation which is on the hard disk. ...
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Live USB doesn't start - GNU GRUB version 2.02

When starting my laptop, the first and only screen I see is "GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...". I can't access to BIOS, nor use a bootable usb flash drive. It doesn't read ...
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TO check USB ports if they are healthy or not

I am very new to Linux and bash scripting. I have a hardware board(running Ubuntu 13.10 on it) available with me. What I need to do is to write a script file (bash scripting) to check whether USB ...
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Can't boot any live cd anymore

I have a dual boot setup on a UEFI machine, and until today I had no problems with this setup. However couple of days ago I tried installing Fedora 22 Beta. I was able to boot to the menu with: ...
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USB bootable windows iso with unetbootin494

as the title says, I'm trying to make a bootable win7 USB drive using unetbootin494, i downloaded the file, made it executable from properties, but when i double click nothing happens, i tried ...
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Ubuntu Live USB won't boot, “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

I'm hoping to revive an old netbook I have laying around by installing Linux on it. I did what I gather most of us are supposed to do: I created a Xubuntu 14.10 Live USB with Unetbootin, plugged the ...
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Preseed installation of 14-04-server from USB — disk selection

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350, etc). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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lubuntu 14.10 live usb black screen with blinking cursor [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.10 alongside my windows xp. when I select "try lubuntu without installing" or "Install Lubuntu" i get a black screen with a blinking cursor at the upper left corner. ...
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Cannot get Live CD or Live USB to boot

I'm using a MSI GT70 laptop (Core i7 4700 MQ, NVidia GTX 770M) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it, or at the very least get something that works. Every time I try and boot from it, regardless of ...
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Black screen booting any Ubuntu x86/x64 on Acer Aspire 5749

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my Aspire 5749. However, my machine cannot boot from any Linux USB. This is NOT a USB problem, as the USBs work with different OSes and on different machines. ...
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How do you use persistence in UEFI mode?

When booting a LiveUSB into UEFI mode, persistence is not available. When booting into legacy mode, it works fine. why? And how may I resolve this?
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Ubuntu installed alongside W8, W8 wont boot anymore, live usb isnt recognized

I think I might be screwed. I normally run preinstalled windows 8.1 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 touch, and I decided to try out dual booting Ubuntu 14.04, having never used Linux before. I edited the ...
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How can I set up a persistent /home for a Live USB? [duplicate]

I've got a 120GB USB 3.0 SSD and I would like to configure it as a Live USB with as much persistence as possible with regards to updates and also storing Steam games and misc system configurations. ...
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How to create a LiveUSB install for Ubuntu 14.04 Server

How do you create a LiveUSB for Ubuntu 14.04? I downloaded the most recent ISO and used the "startup disk" creator to write that ISO to a USB drive. I plugged that drive into the target machine ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Have reinstalled ubunut on existing drive by accident and now i dont know how to recover files from earlier installation please help

Had done hardboot when the system was crashed, after that I started getting error saying there's issues on the disk and I let the system to fix the problem, the below lines were run several times for ...
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How to boot from an old 3.5'' internal hard drive connected via an USB adapter?

The Windows XP of my father's old PC was utterly broken (no wonder), so I removed his 160 GB internal SATA-drive from his PC, took it at home, connected it via a universal USB connector for all kinds ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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How can I RE-ENABLE USB boot …? [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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Full Install on flash drive with the hardware detection of a LiveCD

My goal is to do a standard installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive. I have 32 GB and 64G B sticks available so I am not concerned about space issues. My concern is that most "live" distros have far ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu Server, and after making my first install i realized that my partitions weren't correctly set up. It's way to complicated to fix now, and I regret not using my entire ...
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Can't boot a live usb .iso in UEFI mode on Lenovo Edge-15 laptop

I was trying to install Gentoo on my laptop Lenovo Edge-15, but I'm having problems booting a live usb .iso in UEFI mode. I then tried to install Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora, and seem to be having the ...
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How can I create a LiveCD in <= 1G?

I have a 1G USB key, and CDs (which are 700M). Most of the instructions for Ubuntu say get a 2G stick. Many links to a USB key that is smaller are old, and point back to the Ubuntu site, which now ...
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Installation: USB or DVD? [duplicate]

I wish to add Ubuntu 64 bit to Windows 8, and the installation guide mentions booting from USB or DVD. If I burn the downloaded Ubuntu to an empty USB stick, then put the stick into my computer, what ...
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Creating a live Ubuntu USB that's bootable on a Mac Book Pro OS X

My boss has a Mac Book Pro (Yosemite) and something went wrong with the hard drive (boot sector issue possibly but not sure?). I want to create a live Ubuntu USB for him to attempt to pull files off ...
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Installing to SD Card

i have created a USB device with an ISO image using PenDrive and when I boot up from it I get the choice to either "try Linux" or else "install". I dont want to overwrite my Windows installation but ...
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How to make a bootable USB for Windows 10?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. I have downloaded its .iso file. Now I want to make a flash drive bootable. How can I do that? I already have tried these 2 options. Making a ...
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How to get TAILS live USB to boot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have Windows 8.1 on UEFI BIOS (Toshiba Satellite) and have allowed Ubuntu to install it's dual boot option, which is GNU GRUB (version 2.0~beta2-9ubuntu1) . I have used my ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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How to install Ubuntu to Windows Vista with or without a usb?

I want to install the latest Ubuntu to my old Windows Vista but don't know which way to go about. I don't have a cd to do the live cd method but I do have a usb but I'm lost from there what should I ...
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create bootable ubuntu 14.04 USB using only live CD

My hard drive has malfunctioned, I'm using the internet from the Live CD. But i want to watch videos and stuff and also download data. But for that I have to install flash, codecs and stuff. I have ...
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Bootable partition

I usually create a bootable live image of a CD on USB devices with this command: sudo dd if=image.iso of=/dev/sdx The problem is that after using this command, I cannot copy additional files on the ...
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Blank screen after booting from USB but login sound audible

A couple days ago I've bought a new desktop PC. I installed Windows 8.1 in legacy boot mode and then I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick. After the very first screen (with small image at ...