Questions related to live USB devices, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it on your hard drive.

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How to create an ISO image from a bootable USB stick [duplicate]

I have a bootable USB stick, and now I would like to create an iso-image from it?
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How to create liveUSB of 15.10 with kernel 4.5-rc3?

Sup, Can U link me the related resources - or better - provide a step-by-step instruction? THX for helping EDIT: So, if I give the USB some persistence storage, I can just install the kernel to it ...
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Ubuntu on usb - very slow on Asus?

I am a bit of a noob and trying to get ubuntu to run on an usb-stick, but it is painfully slow. If I make a live-usb with no persistence it works great. But if I add persistence it is very slow. Also ...
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One live USB works, one doesn't [on hold]

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable ...
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System not starting up

My laptop crashed earlier today and I've tried fixing it with a live usb but nothing works. I was getting the "Kernel panic not sync" error. I eventually used boot-repair while running the live usb ...
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Live version of Ubuntu Server?

I know that Ubuntu Desktop comes with a Live mode, but unfortunately that DVD boots straight to GUI (I'm on a text-only machine). I haven't seen an option to Try Ubuntu Server. Is there a live ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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Graphics broken after 4.2.0-27 update

I was using Ubuntu 15.10, driver nvidia 358 from graphics-drivers PPA, my discrete card is GT-650M. Some time after said update, I had some ugly poligons and horizontal lines on my notebook, and ...
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after system crash in 15.10 no new install possible

i've installed ubuntu 15.10 on a new a i5 6400 machine. after adding some kxstudio repos and the new kernel update (dont know what really happend in which timeline) ubuntu started to get a lot of ...
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Why don't any of usb slots work for anything

I can't use anything on any of this ports on this machine. I have an old PowerEdge 2800 with bios revision ao5 which is old but I find it very difficult to update on ubuntu. The i/o ports work for my ...
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Can I use rest of the USB with persistent Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on USB flash memory. I dont want to start "from scratch" everytime I boot Ubuntu from that USB. I decided to make a persistent USB flash. My question is: Can I still use flash ...
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Migrating Ubuntu 14.04 from persistent live USB to laptop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a persistent Live 8GB USB stick. It works fine, I've installed a lot of software and set up a PostgreSQL database as well as a few git repositories. Is it possible to ...
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How to install Ubuntu off a USB?

I've tried using Startup Disk Creator, but that at first created me an invalid USB that could not boot, and later on was failing to notice the USB entirely. I tried using unetbootin, but that did not ...
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Repairing broken installation from Live USB without losing data

I recently broke my installation and I've tried in vain to repair it using apt-get and all his friends. Now I'm trying the live USB and I'm not sure how to continue. And I desperately don't want to ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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Not able to write to pendrive

I have a 2 GB pendrive(FAT16)... I used dd command to make it bootable dd if=archlinux.iso of=/mnt/pd/ But now when I tried to rename some folders in it... it gives an error saying this is ...
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Editing ubuntu 14.04 live usb

My ubuntu 14.04 live usb cannot detect my wi-fi network and also cannot connect to ethernet.However my Tails (Tor project) live usb can detect and connect to my wi-fi network. I want to edit network ...
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create startup disk for windows 8.1 inside ubunto 14.01 [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on my laptop but didn't know that my windows OS would be removed (even tho it says so while doing this process!!!) <--Had to say this, sorry :/ ...Just a Drone after all... ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...
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Live USB Xubuntu unresponsive BUT Kali USB distro running ok, how to fix it?

update: today it turned unresponsive. I Can barely use it for more than typing text in a text editor. adjusted the title accordingly. I'm not going to be able to buy a hard drive until 10 days and I ...
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Installing Linux on a USB

So recently I bought a nice San disk slider 32gb usb so I could install linux on it and use it were ever I go. So I created a Bootable install usb on another usb I plug it in and launch the installer ...
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Cannot boot into live session from USB on Windows 10

I'm having a bit of an issue trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on ASUS G51Jx. Whenever I change the boot order to USB first, I get a strange occurrence. My screen blinks and I see part ...
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Missing Operation System when booting from USB-Stick

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 in a laptop and try to make a bootable USB-Stick with the ubuntu iso. But I always get the error "Missing Operating system" (or boot error). I tried with ...
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Help me on my Ubuntu-based distribution

I have everything set up for making my own Ubuntu-based distribution (custom desktop environment, wallpapers, themes, software, logos). Here's what I have done so far: I got a 14.04 ISO, ...
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BootMGR missing

Hi I want to boot a Ubuntu distro on my pc so I copied the files from the iso and pasted them into a Seagate backup drive (1tb). When I rebooted my pc and went into the boot menu and selected the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Weird error message and the desktop image doesn't boot through usbstick

I've downloaded the latest Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 and used Rufus to make an image to a usbstick. This has worked in the past for me. But recently i've hade to by a new motherboard and a new CPU because ...
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How to create Remastersys backup over 4GB on 14.04 or newer

I've been scouring google for help on this seemingly simple task and did not find anything comparable. I decided to tackle it myself and found a very simple solution. Everyone says the limit is the ...
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xubuntu persistent live usb

I have been attempting to create a Xubuntu live USB using using these instructions for quite a few hours:How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB. I followed the instructions to the ...
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Install persistent version of USB onto a hard drive

If this has been asked before, I am sorry ahead of time. It is extremely difficult to find what I am trying to ask because there are so many threads on installing persistent installations onto pen ...
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Livecd crashes on trying to install

I have a Windows 10 laptop (upgrade from 7) with a legacy bios. The installer recognizes Windows 10 as Windows 7. So instead of this Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 it shows Install Ubuntu ...
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startup disk creator not launching in ubuntu

After open the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator. I have clicked but its not launching the startup disk creator. In that case what should i do ? And is there any alternative apps similar to ...
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Live USB wifi problem

I am using an HP laptop with Windows 10. I just created a 14.04 LTS live USB and booted in nicely. I was able to connect to my SKY broadband WIFI without any problems. The installation also went ahead ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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Can't boot from USB after bundled install

On a carbon X1, I attempted to install 15.10 via usb boot disk. The install progressed until it came to a solid purple screen. On reboot, I now see this Not panicing myself (pun intended), it ...
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How many times can I use a bootable usb flash drive to install Ubuntu

If I have 100 computers and I want to install Ubuntu Linux can I put the flash drive into the first computer install Ubuntu Linux and pop it out put it in the next computer install Ubuntu Linux and so ...
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Installing drivers without internet connection (vs live distro)?

I'm using ubuntu in live mode on my Dell venue pro 11 7130. The tablet comes with the Wireless-N 7260 adapter, which is not recognized (I used the commands below to check it: ifconfig, iwconfig, lshw ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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Black screens installing 15.10

I'm having some huge problems installing ubuntu 15.10. Here's the story: 1) I used to have 14.04 on my PC and everything was working very happily. However, yesterday, I got a window proposing me to ...
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Possible to make new bootable USB while using a trial Ubuntu USB?

My Ubuntu system isn't working - I don't get past the splash screen and have tried boot repair (several times), fixing broken packages, recovery mode and so on, to no avail. The filesystem seemd to ...
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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Booting to a black screen after system update / USB drive not recognized

Since a recent system update (about a week ago) I cannot boot Lubuntu anymore. I'm using a ten years old Eee PC. After the "Lubuntu" sign disappears, all I get is a black screen (the LEDs are working, ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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How to boot Linux on hard drive from live cd/usb loader

I have Ubuntu installed on my sda5 partition, however it lacks a bootloader. I know it is possible to load Grub2 from live cd, press Tab and change boot parameters to boot the system which is on hard ...
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How can I make a write protected Ubuntu installation?

I would like to install ubuntu to a flash [usb] stick (a live installation would work) with a few programs added (Arduino IDE, Xilinx Vivado, and possibly a couple others). As I've read online, ...
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Multiple LiveUSB Lubuntu Errors

Recently, I've had some problems with my 4GB Lubuntu LiveUSB. It's been pretty write-heavy so I'm trying to reduce that, so let's move on with what I've done and what the problems are. Problem 1: I ...
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15.10 hangs on loading on Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2

I followed this instruction Got access to grub boot menu: Try ubuntu..., Install ubuntu..., OEM install..., Check disk... Selecting any item of menu leads to blank scren, couple of seconds blinking ...
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Odd textured glitchy pattern when trying to install Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC. It has Nvidia graphics. I am also using a Live CD to install Ubuntu. Every time it gets past the Ubuntu loading screen I get this odd glitchy pattern. It even ...
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dual boot flash drive

I am getting tired of carrying around multiple flash drives for different startup options. Is there a way that I can create an AVG rescue CD and Ubuntu on a flash drive and have both of them show for ...
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How to check version of ubuntu bootable USB

I'm now on desktop Ubuntu 15.10 and I have some bootable USB drive. I'm pretty sure, that on the stick is installed another Ubuntu system, but I can't remember which version it is. Can I find it ...
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Why cannot I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a 16GB pendrive so as to obtain a Live OS that stores persistent data on an ext4 partition. I followed the instructions on various tutorials and answers, recently on ...