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

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Running Live with 4GB RAM. 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM and it is fully 64-bit capable. However I prefer to run Ubuntu from Live CD or USB. This takes 2GB of the RAM as the main drive. Does that leave me with 2GB of RAM? ...
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Login loop when I try Ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on my acer 7741ZG but I detected some problems before installation thanks the liveUSB. When I try Ubuntu, the login screen appears, very strange for a liveUSB, I put ...
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How much free space does a Live USB logical partition need to work properly?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Live USB with 4GB of persistence using Universal USB Installer on a 32GB USB. I split the USB's partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard obtaining a primary ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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How to make a live Ubuntu usb

I want to install Ubuntu on a USB flash drive. By "install" i mean booting and using ubuntu from the flash drive itself. Not using it to install on another drive. I will use UUI to burn the iso file ...
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Deleted drivers. How to get them back with LiveUSB?

I needed fglrx drivers, but for some reason they don't work with my computer. (Login Loops) (AMD Sapphire Radeon R7 User) So I purged them with recovery mode.. but then I was not able to get ...
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Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS

Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS, but after reboot I get the options to Intall, Try without Installing. I attempted boot-repair and no avail paste.ubuntu.com/12209015
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Bootable Ubuntu on USB

I am looking to create a permanent copy of Ubuntu on a USB, not just a trial version. I have succesfully created a bootable version on USB (Ubuntu 14.04.3) and even managed to install packages etc. ...
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Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
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Accidentally deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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What version is this Live CD / Live USB?

I often have a number of Live CDs sitting around (actually USBs) and I'm not always sure which version is which. Is there some quick way to find out the Ubuntu version I'm looking at? Perhaps a file I ...
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How to install windows 10 from a bootable USB stick? [closed]

Currently, my PC is running on the latest Ubuntu version. I would like to install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu or remove everything to install Windows 10. I already have a bootable USB stick contains ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Live USB Flash Drive with casper-rw persistent partition

So, I've spent the last day going through similar questions, and can confirm first that this is not a duplicate of: Ubuntu Live-USB Using a "casper-rw" Partition Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to ...
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errors in mounting usb while trying to create live usb for an os

I am trying to create a live USB of an OS. but while installing, the USB is having problems being partitioned. On the install screen it says that the changes to the disk have been written but the ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Making Live USBs won't work on Windows

I am teaching a C++ class for high schoolers. The students bring their own computers, and to standardize things I'm making everyone boot from a LiveUSB of Ubuntu with persistence storage. I had ...
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Ubuntu installed on USB, boot loader installed on hard drive

Goal: Install ubuntu 14.04 to my 32gb usb (not persistence/live-usb), and be able to boot with this usb on different computers. What happened: 1) Used a small 3gb usb and format it to live boot ...
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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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How to see the GUI device already mounted?

When I boot Linux with live Usb persistence the storage is available in /lib/live/mount/persistence/sdb3 But I can't find the device storage volume in the desktop or in the nautilus device side ...
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Booting Ubuntu ISO via loopback not working

I tried to create a multiboot-UEFI-USB-Stick and Boot various ISOs with a grub menu, but I have the problem with Xubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome that when I try to boot it it doesn't work. I've haven't ...
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Need help creating a persistent live usb, can any one help?

I was able to create a ext3 partition with out any problems using Gparted and now I am trying to send over a persistence.conf but it fails each time, here is what commands I am running: sudo mkdir ...
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Installation Issues with Flash Drive

Ubuntu doesn't allow me to fully install it because at the end when it asks, "Ubuntu needs to restart. Would you like to do it now?", without hesitation I click continue. Upon rebooting it prompts me ...
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installing from stick (USB)

I am trying to install and dual boot from a usb drive I started the install and it finished then I started the setup and I got to the point where I have to select the data amount I want Ubuntu to be ...
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Questions about bootable USB stick (Ubuntu) on Windows

When I create a bootable USB stick (Ubuntu) on Windows, does it mean that the changes that I will do (let's say save a new file called "abc.txt" on the Ubuntu desktop) will those changes be reflected ...
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How to launch live KUBUNTU from Windows?

I burned the .iso file for KUBUNTU 15 to a pendrive. The write-up process was flawless but on clicking the wubi.exe icon, it is showing an error message "wubi is not currently supported in EFI". What ...
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14.04.03 LTS 64-Bit on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, relatively technical so not completely green but I am having trouble running the current version from the USB drive. I have created the ISO (that all went ...
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15.04 liveusb “install ubuntu” app wont work

I have a new Asus computer with plenty of space and ram, Intel i7, and GTX 950 m, and am trying to install Ubuntu via a live boot. I use try Ubuntu and it boots, but when i try to open the install ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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problem with unformatable usb flash

I've a problem with my usb flash, this flash had a bootable sabayon installation on it before, and it worked, but when I write ubuntu 14.10 with startup disk creator on this usb, and tried to install ...
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How can i recover files from hdd dedicated to unbootable OS with Ubuntu on USB?

I am using Ubuntu on a USB, and i want to recover the data from my hdd because Windows wont boot. I am new to Ubuntu and don't want to screw up the data on my hard drive. back story: I installed ...
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“Reboot and select proper Boot device…” Help!

I install ubuntu with a USB in my laptop, when the computer restarts from the installation a black displays appear and says "Reboot and select proper Boot Device..." So I investigate everything I ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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HDMI works with LIVE USB but not installed Ubuntu

I have a bootable LIVE usb stick with Ubuntu Mate on it. When I boot up my machine with the Live USB, my hdmi output to my 32 inch Samsung TV works perfectly with default settings. After installing ...
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checksum mismatch when installing ubuntu server

I'm working on a 14.04.02 server install from a usb key. This is an offline install (I don't have access to the network yet). The ISO's checksum is ok. I made the usb key from Rufus on Windows ...
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Create a bootable ubuntu Usb stick on Mac [duplicate]

I have followed the instructions from various posts at the forum and I when I execute in the terminal sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m then it requires the password but ...
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Running testdisk off a 14.04 Live USB without internet access

Short of it is that I've fried my MFT something wicked and am trying to get data off the Windows partition. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 3 14, which has documented issues with the Ubuntu Broadcom ...
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Booting USB with LiveCD GRUB

Under VMWare Player, I cannot boot directly Ubuntu 14 from an USB drive, so I would like to start with the LiveCD and boot from GRUB, issuing a custom command. Is that possible? What should be the ...
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making windows install with WINUSB on live usb system

I am trying to make a windowsXP install usb with winusb. I get a winusb exit code 256. This error occurs whether i format the drive fat32 or ntfs. Ive tried the created usb and grub seems to load ...
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Deleted Kernels from Full Disk Encrypted Ubuntu 14.04 with home directory encryption - help?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 OS on which I enabled full-disk encryption and home directory encryption. In the process of updating Ubuntu my boot folder was too full to update so I ran a command I thought ...
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Can't boot, new usb device found

When trying to boot into the Ubuntu live usb, I get new usb device found idvendor=1d6b idproduct=0003, and it hangs there, refusing to boot. Ubuntu 14.04 booting into install or live mode, uefi and ...
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What is the user / password to login the live dvd system? [duplicate]

I have the bootable dvd from the Aug 2015 copy of Linux Format Mag but cannot proceed past the login .. what is the default user / password?
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Write to a non-existant device using dd

Hello I wanted to write an iso image to an USB stick (which is in /dev/sdd) but I've made a slight typo, instead of typing: dd if=/path/to/downloaded.iso of=/dev/sdd I typed: dd ...
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14.04.2 ubuntu installation using hyper-v VM

i am new to Ubuntu. i tried installing 14.04.2 using dual boot, i was able to install Ubuntu, but had issues with my win8.1 boot, so i went back to win8.1 only (that uninstalled ubuntu though) now ...
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How to change the boot menu icons + rename on my MacBook Air for a liveUSB

So I have a liveUSB with persitence installed with unetbootin from my mac (using this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwrrQ36yqM ), and it works perfectly. However, when booting my mac ...
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Booting Ubuntu 15.04 in WIndows 8.1 (Pre Installed) [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside windows 8.1. I made a live usb stick using UnetBootin, I put the usb stick and and restarted my 8.1 PC . I pressed F1, no boot menu appeared. Neither ...
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How to install Ubuntu from a Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto a laptop. I know that I can boot into a liveUSB of Ubuntu and install Ubuntu onto my external hard drive but I was wondering if there is a way to install Ubuntu onto the ...
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Booting off of a usb

I Have Recently Dual-Booted a asus x401a netbook with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. Every time I want to boot into Ubuntu, I have to boot off of US to access the Grub boot menu, But once booted I can ...
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USB Stick with the latest distro packages.

Let us suppose that I download the Ubuntu 15.04 ISO file from the website, and using the USB Disk creator or UNetBootin, create a USB Stick. Now is it possible to update the USB stick with the ...
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Deleted linux partition from windows, don't have any ISO backup, can I recover grub?

This may look like a duplicate but my situation is quite different:- I always create two partitions to install Ubuntu- swap and root. I create LiveUSB first and THEN delete the previous linux ...
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Ubunty Bootable USB to ISO

I am using a Windows laptop (don't have access to Ubuntu device yet). I have however an Ubuntu Bootable USB which is tested and works. My laptop has a problem booting from USB, so i am trying to ...