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

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If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will my Win 7 OS be lost?

If I install ubuntu on my USB will it affect my Hard Drive or will it delete my Win 7 OS? And how do I make it to be a live USB so when I take out my USB I can boot Windows and When I plug it in I ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Folder; Login Passphrase Not Working

I recently switched computers and need to access the files on my old SSD. It's fully Ubuntu and encrypted, I'm unable to access my private directories right now. I'm booted off a USB with my SSD in ...
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How to make booteable usb? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to make a live USB for another linux distro, but I don't know how to. In Windows I used LiLi but sadly it doesn't work on linux. How can I make a live USB for my ...
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Can I get LiveCD/USB platform adaptability on a normal install?

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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How do I burn the Windows 10 ISO to a USB?

I did the dd method and it worked but I'm not sure that's all you have to do because it is Windows and may not have GRUB and I'm not sure so I'm asking the experts haha. WINUSB DID NOT WORK BECAUSE ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 partition installing help!

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to a partition. Will this allow me to save my changes that i make on the system? I'm really concerned if this would or could mess my laptop up.
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How do I save data that I create in a LiveCD session?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on my 8 GB USB on an HP laptop with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. How do I get Ubuntu to be able to save programs that I download, Firefox bookmarks, or anything else that ...
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2 OSes on 1 usb stick

I want to keep close to hand 2 official Ubuntu distributions: Kubuntu and Xubuntu. I managed to install only one of them in my usb stick (Xubuntu) using unetbootin. But I'd like to keep Kubuntu too on ...
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Upgrading from USB Stick

I've gotten myself into a sticky situation with my Ubuntu OS. I want to upgrade Ubuntu to the latest release, because my version is about 3 years old. I don't care what info gets deleted from the ...
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Live not working on newer toshiba satellite

I am trying to get live to work on a Toshiba satellite c75d-b7304. It has an AMD A6 quad core with r4 graphics. It has 4gb of ram. I have made a usb disk from 14.04.2 desktop-amd64 using live ...
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How can I run ubuntu running of a live USB and get it to keep all my data and not be really slow

How can I get Ubuntu to run off a USB drive but on shutdown it keeps all my data intact.
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How to install Ubuntu on External USB pen-drive

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB Stick from which I can boot my computer and do some light c++, Java,Python programming. I don't need much space for storage. I have a Kingston 16 GB ...
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Sylinux 5.x and YUMI - “no default or ui directive found”

I'm on Ubuntu 14.10 and I'm trying to create a multiboot USB with YUMI. the usb is formatted with fat32 I have installed on the usb a couple of live linux ( ubuntu, archbang ... ). When I try to ...
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If I replace the OS on a liveUSB with persistence will it update the casper-rw partition?

I run Kuguntu 14.04 from a Live USB with a casper-rw partition (exT4 format) to store changes. If I replace Kubuntu 14.04 with 14.10 (or 15 beta), Will the change in casper-rw be applied to the new ...
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Create Bootable USB from Mac for New Server Without 3rd Party Software

I have a Macbook Pro. I have a brand new server I want to install Ubuntu on. I need to use the Mac to create a bootable USB device that I can plug into my server and boot from. If I understand ...
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USB boot doesn't work , windows boots every time

I've seen there are a lot of "USB boot" problems, but I haven't seen this. When I start my pc and open boot options, I choose USB and instead of Ubuntu installer it just boots windows as normally . ...
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On installation, my computer shows a white box on a black screen and the installation consequently fails. What can I do to fix it? [duplicate]

Good day, I have googled this problem and it doesn't seem to have come up before, if it's a duplicate that's been solved then please redirect me there. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a ...
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How to boot from my LIVE USB?

I cannot get the screen by repeatedly pressing F12 or ESC or any other screen.
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Problem installing Ubuntu on USB drive with “no root file system is defined”

I am trying to install Ubuntu Tahr on a VisionTek USB ssd thumb with 120 GB. Using Gparted, I deleted the old partition and created a new one in fat32. Then with Startup Disk Creator, I put the ...
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Installing softwares on live ubuntu usb (Bootable usb stick)

I've created a bootable Ubuntu USB and it is working fine. Now, for some reason my friend can't use his HDD (corrupted and can't be replaced soon). Hence I want this live USB to keep newly installed ...
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How to bypass “Try it / Install” screen when booting from USB Live Session of 14.04 LTS?

I'm trying to accomplish the exact same thing as MestreLion from this question. The answers given there were for 11.04 and 13.10 and are no longer workable for 14.04 LTS. Basically I want a 14.04 ...
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How to mimic the “Install Ubuntu” application inside a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I currently have a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 8GB USB drive (not a live USB, a full install). Which package do I install to mimic the "Install Ubuntu" application on the desktop of a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 wireless not working on Macbook Pro9.2 from bootable USB

I need help on creating Bootable Ubuntu on Mac! I just created a bootable USB on Mac using ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. It works. But I have two issues with it: There are two partitions titled ...
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Make UBUNTU USB stick on OS X to boot non mac netbook

I have a fairly old netbook with no cd drive that is capable of being booted from USB. Right now there is no OS installed and I only have a mac to create the USB stick from. My question is simple I ...
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Boot from Ubuntu live USB stick ('Try Ubuntu'). How to see USB disk contents?

I am booting from a USB stick, using the option 'Try Ubuntu'. The USB drive contains some files that I need to see. Is there a way to see the drive contents?
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Persistent Live usb vs Full install [duplicate]

I have looked at some of the other forum post and they don't answer my question. I have been using various Linux Live CDs for some time now, but I've just bought a 16Gb usb 3 stick for a Linux ...
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similar software for “universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3” that runs on ubuntu platform

Hi can anyone please share similar software for http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ I intended to run this software on my ubuntu 14.10 regular desktop and they wish to ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 from USB and need help [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 via a USB drive over my Windows 7, and I cannot boot into it without installing the USB. Even with USB installed, it wants me to reinstall Ubuntu every time, even though ...
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Wich Connecting Point Im Need Use? [duplicate]

Hello Im Have Problem With PC My Sister Did Hold Power Off 2 Times on/off on/off And System Is Corrupted So Im Gonna Install Ubuntu 12.10 Out Dated Version But Im Can Fix Fetch Errors On PC Beacuse ...
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Kernel Not Loading and Boot Fails on Windows 8 Pre-Installed Laptop

I know this question is common, but this makes no sense to me. I use to dual boot Kali Linux on my PC all the time. I know for a fact my flash drive (where the files are) is specifically (hd1,msdos1) ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Pendrive but everytime I choose Install inside Windows it restarts and repeats same process

I'm a begginer to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, After choosing Install Ubuntu Inside Windows 7 Then after Pressing continue my computer restarts and again the USB is booted and I ...
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Can I create a USB stick that has a permanent Ubuntu install with other bootable ISOs?

Essentially I have a 32GB USB stick, and what I want to create (in an ideal world) is a stick that will contain : A permanent install of Ubuntu (not the 'Try Ubuntu', as I want to save drivers, ...
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my live usb has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14 LTS, but on extraction shows all files broken

I am new to LINUX. So, I wanted to test it on USB. Used Universal-USB-Installer.exe downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com to create a bootable USB. Then downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2 Desktop 64 Bit ...
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How to install Ubuntu with USB [duplicate]

It has been hard for me, following directions I can find online on the Ubuntu sites and others, how to simply get 14.04 LTS loaded on to a Windows laptop. I want to get remove Windows 7 on the ...
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Execute a shell script only for LiveCD session [closed]

I want to execute a shell script on startup but only for LiveCD session not for harddisk installation. Which directory should I put my shell script? For example Ubuntu somehow detecting LiveCD ...
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Why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before making a liveUSB?

I am not able to figure out why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before we can make a liveUSB. I have seen that when I use a dd command to make a liveUSB with a ...
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Cannot run ubuntu on my ASUS K52JB laptop using live usb

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and i have been trying to install the OS on my laptop. I created the bootable Ubuntu USB using Unetbootin, but whenever i want to try Ubuntu without installing, the OS ...
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Is there a way to make a bootable USB that takes programs and data with it? [duplicate]

In particular this is for a mac, but it's also for general purposes. Booting from a USB seems to makes sense for my purposes (rather than partitioning) but I need to be able to save files and ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Compile kernel module? (Live USB)

is it possible to compile a kernel module on a live USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have now tried for hours but all my attempts have failed. What i've done. Installed the linux headers. Created ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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Running Ubuntu from external drive and accessing it simultaneously [duplicate]

I'm wondering to know if it is possible to running Ubuntu from external drive (or live USB drive) and write/read data into it simultaneously. Thanks.
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Can I Mount ENCFS container from Ubuntu live usb?

I'm having bootup problems with my Linux Mint installation. I'm using an Ubuntu live usb to back up my stuff. I want to mount my ENCFS container to back up the files, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Installation problems on my HP laptop

So I finally decided that I have enough of windows and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04.0LTE version of Ubuntu. I burned an image to a DVD. So right after I boot from the DVD I get a window where it ...
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When does the live USB ask if I want to re-install?

Ubuntu is not booting and was hanging on the splash screen or I was getting a black screen. Grub seemed to operate but none of the operations in grub alone fixed the issue. So I've booted to a live ...
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How to make a SUCCESSFUL persistent Ubuntu live hard disk drive or USB

I had the idea a few days back to make a portable hard drive that boots Linux. That way I can keep programs with me. The problem is, I can't install an OS because drivers won't work between computers. ...
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initramfs problem with Installing Ubuntu from USB on ASUS N61Jv

I struggle with the installation from USB. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and then formatted the USB and burnt the iso. The checksum was OK. I removed the ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...