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

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USB Not Using All of Space After Install [on hold]

I just bought a 128 GB USB for Ubuntu and I installed Ubuntu from USB to another but for some reason I'm still getting "3.9GB Available" whenever I go to "About This Computer". How do I optimize all ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 with live USB [duplicate]

Is it possible to upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 with live USB?
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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Can't install boot-repair on live-USB

Had boot problems so decided to try installing boot repair, now even that and I'm getting and error when downloading it, can somebody help? http://pastebin.com/rKxnvEme edit:- thanks, i was able to ...
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Putting A Full Installation of Lubuntu on a USB Drive

I am trying to install a full Lubuntu installation on a USB drive. I've tried a number of different methods, but they all seem to fail in some way or another. First of all, I don't have a native ...
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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LiveUSB Encrypted

I understand you can setup a USB so it becomes a Live USB ubuntu stick, allowing you to plug it into most modern computers and get your ubuntu desktop from the USB stick. My question is, is it ...
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Unable to write usb loader to stick

Make Startup Disk fails with many line of problems with 'phyton' in it 2 dif programs react the same, ie not ready to write to usb It appear like 'phyton' code is responsible like fails to refresh ...
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Remove the first window when starting from usb

I burn Ubuntu in a pen-drive. But each time I start with Ubuntu I need to change the configuration and select the option that I want to try Ubuntu not install removing my laptop operative system. ...
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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Error during Ubuntu 13.04 startup [closed]

I was trying Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop via a LiveUSB (the option which let's you try Ubuntu without installing) when I faced the following error during the loading of the OS : cp: Can't start ...
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Change default username in LiveCD

I've created a custom Ubuntu image for myself using UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). My question is: when I boot the image as a LiveCD or LiveUSB, it automatically creates and logs you in to the user ...
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Install other version of Ubuntu from an x86 12.04 LTS live flash

I have got a new laptop, with empty SSD and a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 12.04 on it, however, there is a 32-bit version on this live flash, while I wish to install the x64 daily build of the latest ...
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Windows 8 netbook will not recognize Ubuntu USB load error (Initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system

I’m attempting to boot Ubuntu 12.04 to my Gateway LT series Touch netbook. It’s loaded with Windows 8. The computer is not letting me download or even try Ubuntu via USB on this computer. I start ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Can you bypass filesystem permissions?

I was using Fedora 18 until this morning when I accidently wiped some system files while make a live USB, I cannot load Fedora or get into the system. Now I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live USB. I ...
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Booting directly from LiveUSB on a USB Stick with Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a bootable USB stick from the 12.04 build of Ubuntu and I'm finding it is better for my laptop than the Windows Vista that came on it. However, I don't want to create a dual boot ...
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“unable to find a medium containing a live file system” with SSD

After selecting Install Ubuntu from booting from a USB key it shows the loading Ubuntu screen for about 30 seconds then gives the error initramfs "Unable to find a medium containing a live file ...
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Ubuntu installed to USB key, but not recognized as bootable

This is NOT a duplicate of How to install Ubuntu to a USB stick or similar questions. Though there might be bits of helpful information in other questions/answers, my question is not a duplicate, ...
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Is it possible to make bootable USB for Ubuntu Touch? [closed]

I own an Akoya P2212T (Intel Celeron N2920, FHD Touchscreen with USB port) and have tried booting Ubuntu Desktop and it works. Now I would like to try out Ubuntu Touch on this device. But, how do I ...
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Sony Vaio SVE14A1FN dual boot problem [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio SVE14A15FNH laptop. I was trying to run it in dual boot mode with Ubuntu as my secondary OS apart from Windows 7, but when I open boot Windows it just doesn't show any pen drive ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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How to mount Intel Matrix RAID 0 on Ubuntu 13.10 live?

I'm not a heavy Ubuntu user. I have a Sony Vaio Z series laptop with two 64GB SSD disk working in RAID 0 (Intel Matrix - Intel Rapid Storage Technology) under windows 7. The quest is to mount this ...
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USB-creator: Error erasing device: Unknown or unsupported erase type

I created a live usb using usb-creator-gtk. I installed Ubuntu with it and all was good with the world. Now I am trying to use the same memory stick and create a live USB for 14.04 and I get the ...
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can an iso file be erased from a liveusb?

I have decided to install ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my computer. I am wondering if the ubuntu installer ISO file can be erased from my USB after installation, and will be able to use my USB ...
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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Test if operating from live session or not inside a shell script

I have a shell script that can only be run from a live session (LiveCD or Live USB) because it shrinks the root filesystem of an actual installation, which can only be done when the filesystem is not ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting from a thumb drive - how to reasonably safely eject the drive after boot?

I have a kubuntu 12.04 booting from a thumb drive, which works well, but I would like to be able to then pull out the thumb drive and hopefully not damage the file system so much that it will not ...
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can't access drives with persistent liveUSB

Due to Windows 7 boot error I've decided to make a liveUSB as a possible fix method. I used a 4 GB USB stick and dedicated 1 GB as persistent. On first boot everything was fine but from the second ...
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Live USB Stuck at Syslinux

Whenever I try and boot up any distro I get stuck at the syslinux line with a blinking cursor. I know this question has been asked many times before but every answer I found is from years ago, which ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 13.10 with either DVD or USB Error 8000

I am new to Ubuntu and would love to try it, but the problem is that i am not able to install using DVD or USB. My computer is old: core2duo, 2GBram, 500Gb HD,etc. When I try booting a windows OS ...
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I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB [duplicate]

I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13:10 from a USB. Before putting in the USB I changed the boot order to USB 1st then UEFI 2nd. So then it loads up a Unexbootin option menu ...
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Is it possible to have a full Ubuntu install on a flash drive? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a full Ubuntu install on my 16 GB flash drive. I currently have a persistent Edubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, but this is the install version, which has an annoying "Try Ubuntu" button, ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...
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Pendrivelinux error: syslinux.cfg [duplicate]

I'm on windows XP so I need another OS. I downloaded Ubuntu and PenDriveLinux to create USB stick. It gave me and error saying file syslinux.cfg is missing I'm wondering why ubuntu would rely ...
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My Samsung Ativ Smart PC (500T) wont install Ubuntu

I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Startup Disk Creator “Checksums do not match”

So I tried to create a bootable USB dirve with Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04 using a Ubuntu 14.04 iso. The first USB drive I tried already had an old boot image on it and Startup Disk Creator ...
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Ubuntu USB boot not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I put it on an USB stick because my netbook does not have an optical drive and when I put it in it boots right back to Windows. I set it to boot to USB and I do ...
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How do I lock screen on Live Ubuntu?

I'm running Live Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see the 'Lock screen' button under the top right gear button. The shortcut Ctrl + Alt + L doesn't work either.
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How to create more partitions od USB flash drive?

I want to ask how to create more partitions od USB flash drive? and if is it possible under ubuntu. Will I be able to boot a live distribution from created partition? which tool should I use, I was ...
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uninstall ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on a windows 8 hp probook 4540 series laptop alongside windows 8 instead of installing in a different partition I had already created. My problem is how to unistall the ubuntu ...
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Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug the ...
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How do I transfer a casper-rw file to a partition?

I am using a 16GB live USB with persistence so I can work from several computers. This was working great for me until my persistence file on the USB Flash Drive got filled. As FAT32 is limited to ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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How to fix “convert failed - internal error of file system” while creating a bootable USB stick on OSX?

I am using mac OSX 10.4.11. I am following the Ubuntu tutorial "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X". I am stuck in step 3: $ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/ubuntu.img ...