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

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Can I run Ubuntu in live mode permanentely?

I have created a thumb-drive installation disk. I can use that to boot up ubuntu in live mode. Once in live mode I try to install ubuntu on another usb-drive but have some difficulties. Is there any ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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dpkg always failing, complaining about missing package name

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a liveUSB due to a problem with my HDD. Today I was trying to install Steam, but the installation failed every time. Some testing later, I noticed every installation of ...
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unable to create usb stick for windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04

I followed the same process which mentioned in below link to create USB stick for windows: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? But WinUSB throws following error while syncing: ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...
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Why doesn't live USB work in non-UEFI mode?

I have Windows 7 64 bit installed on one partition (the rest of the disk is unallocated). I made a live USB with the latest official Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit ISO. When I boot, there are two USB options: ...
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Startup disk creator won't add new files

I attempted to use the startup disk creator to write an image to an SD card for my Raspberry Pi. So now when I try to use the startup disk creator, the path to the source of the image/ISO file is ...
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How long should it take to load from LiveUSB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB and it's been booting from the USB for at least an hour now. I always installed from a DVD before and I remember it takes a really long time (at least it ...
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Install a different version from what's on my Live USB

I have a 12.04 32-bit Live USB. I want to install 12.04 64-bit on my desktop and I'd rather not burn a USB image all over again just to install Ubuntu once (most of my machines require 32-bit for ...
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Live USB Ubuntu on second partition

Is it possible to put a live ubuntu installation on the second partition of a flash drive? I have a flash drive with 2 partitions: The first one is ~10GB formatted FAT32 for storing files on in ...
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How to make copies of a customised Live USB stick?

I have spent some time and effort customising a Live USB setup of Ubuntu 14.04. I want to make copies of this environment, before it gets corrupted (has happened once recently). I don't want to image ...
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Latest HWE not supported?

I was previously running 12.04, but installed the HWE update since mine was expiring. Upon reboot, at the login screen, it played the default drum sound about 10 times in a row really quickly and then ...
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.1 LiveUSB failing to boot on Sony Vaio vgn-nw240f

I created a LiveUSB using usb-creator-gtk with an MD5-sum verified xubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. I then confirmed the LiveUSB integrity by verifying all its files against md5sum.txt. I then ...
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Pen Drive Bootable problem

When I am trying to make my pendrive bootable it shows an error "There is no enough space for this image" -using startup disk,I have also tried using unetbootin but I am using a 32 GB Kingstone 3.0 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my computer

I have a 16GB USB that I burned the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .iso to using Rufus on my Windows 7 computer. I booted from USB multiple times, changing the USB port, I tried it with UEFI and without. My PC is ...
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How do I run LiveUSB with Persistence so it loads everything into RAM and runs from that?

Noob here. I am looking for a way to use the 6 gigs of RAM in my system. I am primarily using a live USB environment with persistence enabled. I was wondering if there is a way to have the OS loaded ...
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Live USB with OpenVPN

I would like to create an Ubuntu 14.04 live USB to access a remote system. When plugged in a computer, it should constantly monitor if an internet connection is available. If it is, it should send me ...
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Live USB isn't live, I can only try or install

I've tried about 4 times now to create live (by live I mean I can boot ubuntu from it (I think, I'm a newbie to this)) ubuntu usb, to no avail. I want a live usb because my grub isn't showing up since ...
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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Repair Ubuntu broken files under live Ubuntu

My installed Ubunut 14.04 doesn't work well and after splash screen it goes to black screen, and stuck there. I know where the problem is, I have deleted a file (this: ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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Should you use a DVD or USB for a fresh install of Ubuntu?

Some specs in relation to my laptop: 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) Has both usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Will be installing on a msata SSD with no other OS Since Ubuntu gives you the option ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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How to install Ubuntu 32-bit on Asus C300 chromebook

I have just purchased a chromebook, Asus C300, in hopes that I would be able to install ubuntu on it instead of chrome os. The other options I see are chrubuntu and crouton but neither really give me ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck [closed]

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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Custom Live CD using UCK boot to ram

I am trying to create a custom live iso that automatically boots to ram on startup. So I need the ISO I create in UCK to setup toram each time I burn it to a disc or install it on a flash drive. ...
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Live USB Boot Windows 8.1

So im trying to install ubuntu to dual boot windows 8.1 on my hp pavilion. It came pre installed with windows 8.1. Before i get started here please note: I have tried with legacy mode on/off I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot Problem

I am currently using windows 7 and wanted to try out Linux. I found out that Ubuntu is the most easy to learn Linux OS. So I create a Live USB of Ubuntu 14.04 with the help of the following link: How ...
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Name of the application to make bootable USBs from the contextual menu

What's the name of the application to make bootable USBs from contextual menu? I want to see if I can install it on Kubuntu.
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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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Bootable usb stick not boots

i have problem. My bootable usb stick not boots any linux distribution.. it just stop at BIOS, like before turning on OS, but it does nothing. Windows xp/7/8.1 installs boots perfectly. It stopped ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Recovery menu persistent live CD

I am attempting to get into the Recovery Menu console is there a difference entering Recovery Menu between installed and live CD persistent? Can rescue mode be entered on a live persistent USB? I ...
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Using 'dd' command to create bootable USB stick

Why ISO images of some flavours of Ubuntu can be put on USB stick by dd command and boot successfully, while others flavours don't? Moreover it looks like it is dependant of particular USB stick too. ...
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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB on Zotac Zbox HD

I successfully made bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04. I've already tried it on couple of computers, and it works perfectly. Because I want to boot Ubuntu on these PCs just time from the time, I don't ...
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Save “apt-get” apps onto a USB

I'm running Ubuntu live off a USB, I do not want to install it though. On the same USB I have a second partition to save files on. How would I save 'apt-get install *' and Software Store apps onto my ...
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How to create a Live USB key for a SUSE distro on Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu on a daily basis and want to try Suse on my second laptop. Neither Startup Disk Creator (both versions on the Ubuntu Universe) nor unetbootin allow me to use anything different than ...
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External-hdd installation through live-usb

Install 14.04 through live usb to external-hdd on ASUS 105E-DS02, currently running 12.04 with broken wifi. The 8GB live usb and 3 dvds from PRIZX will provide the software. Have read through many ...
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Are desktop files stored in hard drive? [closed]

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and I do not know much about this OS. The problem I am having is getting access to files on the desktop without booting the OS, I am currently running a 14.04_live according to ...
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LiveUSB AND LiveCD not letting me install 14.04

Once the purple screen with the keyboard and person appear, I press enter and get taken to a language screen. Once there, I select English, press F6, and then set nomodeset so that it has an ''x' next ...
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Ubuntu to W8 Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I made a liveUSB on ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to boot Windows 8 from a flash drive and I get this message. I see the conversion for the linux. Is there one for the windows?
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading the Ubuntu 14.04, I need run/install it from a bootable Flash drive. I have a bootable pendrive, with grub4dos, and I was looking for someone who had posted the command to run / ...