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Can you create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive using a chromium OS laptop?

Could u please tell me whether it is possible to create a bootable flash drive running Ubuntu , using a chromium OS laptop? Any help would be kindly appreciated, thanks
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Booting ubuntu from USB drive using grub and then resizing parition

I currently have a dual partition - windows and ubuntu, setup on my computer. However, I would like to resize my ubuntu partition to create more space. I believe to do this from ubuntu I need to ...
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Backup Ubuntu from live disk?

is there a way to back up all of my data from a live disk? I just need my installed programs and files. My grub messed up and I'm just starting over. Here is the link to the issue I had for more ...
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Lubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04.4 no longer works with casper-rw file on same HDD

We have been using Lubuntu/Ubuntu as a LiveCD image placed on a HDD formatted with ext3 file system. In the root of the file system we place a casper-rw file formatted for ext3. The casper-rw file is ...
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Unable To Make Working Bootable USB of 32 Gb but It is possible in 16 Gb

I have Sandisk 16 Gb and 32 GB Pendrives. I use Win32DiskImager and UniversalUSBInstaller and lili etc for each one 16 and 32 GB pen drives. For 16 gb is working successfully but 32 gb it says unable ...
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No option to boot Ubuntu in GRUB

let me first say, I'm am recently learning ubuntu. I had it install and everything was fine. I was trying to find a file that udev should have generated but could not find it. I ,dumbly, uninstalled ...
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16.04 hanging on boot up 2016 Razer Blade

I recently purchased a 2016 Razer Blade and want nothing more than to use Windows as little as possible. However when booting to Ubuntu live USB it hangs on this. I've never run into this problem ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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Making a persistent live USB with more than 4gb space

16.04, 16gb USB. I am /completely/ new to all of this, but don't be afraid to answer normally, I'll figure it out. But right now I have no clue where to even start with this issue.
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How to adjust size of bootable live USB and actually make it work?

Firstly, I'd like to say that I read the entire article here, and tried method 0, which seemed like the easiest and most recommended. What I want to do is create a USB version of Ubuntu that I can ...
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Cant start Windows, deleted ubuntu partition

I delete the partition where Ubuntu was, and now everytime I turn my laptop on, it says grub rescue>. It is an emergency. I tried a Live USB with Ubuntu and I know there is my Windows 10 partition. I ...
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Live CD can install the software I need?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu in my lap top, but I'm still using the Live CD version. Is it possible to install the programms I need in my computer from Live CD?
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Make an USB live system from an installed Ubuntu 16.04 (not from ISO)

I have an installed amd64 Ubuntu 16.04 and the kernel updated to linux-4.7-rc6. I now want to create from this (note: not from the ISO) a bootable USB key with a minimal live system. It should not ...
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How to make a bootable flash from my already installed Ubuntu?

I need to make a bootable media(USB) from my installed version of Ubuntu as it is on my hdd and then boot from it to install this system in other computers. How do i do that?
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Full install to USB drive (not U.S.B installer) [duplicate]

Can you install Ubunta to a USB drive? So it is installed to a USB as you would install it to a hard drive.
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In 16.04 usb-creator-gtk how can I use vfat instead of iso9660?

I created a bootable pendrive using usb-creator-gtk On my current 14.04 the pendrive always ended up with a writeable filesystem, but the new one was created with iso9660. I want to wirte/modify the ...
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Black screen when trying to boot 16.04 with UNetbootin

I created a live USB using UNetbootin and when I boot from the USB I get the options to install, try, etc., but if I select one I get a black screen and nothing happens. I've tried editing the command ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9343) Developer Edition with Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Wanted to update my Dell XPS 13 to 16.04 from 14.04 using the command: update-manager -d In between got this error : Could not install 'sysv-rc' The upgrade will continue but the 'sysv-rc'...
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I am trying to boot an old windows xp computer without any working hard drives from my Ubuntu USB

I have a computer on which it's original hard drive failed. I created a Ubuntu USB running 14.04.4. When I boot to the USB, I get the installation page. I let the timer start the boot process. After a ...
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Live persistent USB login issue for 16.04 LTS

Login screen asking for username password, username ubuntu and password blank is not working. Also Ctrl + Alt + F1 is not working and terminal does not appear. Please assist me to login successfully. ...
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GUID format for USB bootable disk

How does one make a bootable Ubuntu USB-install disk for mac? Whenever I try to do so, it ends up becoming a Master Boot Record unit instead.
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 from usb

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a usb alongside Windows 10. I previously installed Ubuntu 16.04 successfully, but realized that I need 14.04 for some software that I wish to use. I ...
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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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Custom system with live-build

Has anyone customized Debian or Ubuntu using the live-build? I can generate the iso and install but I can never use as a Live CD. Always lock before TTY. Some example that works? With Gnome and ...
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Bricked USB installing LiveCD

I used a Verbatim USB to install Ubuntu (into another pen drive). First I installed the liveCD into the USB, then plugged the usb and started the installation process. During the installation it ...
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Persistent Ubuntu USB drive

Persistent Ubuntu on a USB drive I have followed the instructions on How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X on the Ubuntu site, and the boot image runs well on my Lenovo laptop. The problem is ...
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How to mount my Windows hard drive?

Someone told me to put Ubuntu on a USB when my Windows became corrupted (for some unknown reason) a few weeks ago. But I need access to my hard drive. Most things are backed up but I don't think ...
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Persistent USB synced to my laptop

I apologize if this is a duplicate, don't even know the right words to search. What inspired the thought:I know I can backup to a USB. I also know that a USB can be a persistent(believe this means it ...
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Where are the syslinux x86-64 files located on a booted up live medium?

I found a problem during creation of a live USB stick with a ESP to boot from. I have to populate the ESP manual. Therefor I need to copy the files from /usr/lib/syslinux/efi64/ to the ESP. Althrough ...
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Live Ubuntu USB fails to boot at grub display

I have two custom computers that are hardware identical (except the power button). One CMOS is newer than the other (and FWIW both machines run 14.04 server). Both machines have i7 CPUs, 16 GB RAM, ...
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How to check if my Ubuntu is placed on SSD?

I think have installed Ubuntu on SSD but I'm not sure and I want to check this. But I am not sure how?
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Determine Ubuntu version on SDD using Live CD

I have Ubuntu installed on my SSD but unable to boot to it after a SSD-to-SSD clone. I want to repair/reinstall Grub, but I don't recall the version of Ubuntu I had installed. So I have booted with a ...
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Can not boot Ubuntu 16.04 from flash drive

I created Ubuntu bootloader on flash drive and when I start Ubuntu from it then I get only terminal with such a message: Erst: can not request [mem 0xbd2e903f - 0xbd2eb03e] for ERST No caching mode ...
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Unable to create additional partitions on Ubuntu Live USB drive

After using Ubuntu 16.04's Startup Disk Creator to create a live (16.04) environment on my 4GB USB drive, I'm unable to create additional partitions (tried both FAT, Ext4, primary and logical) in the ...
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Ubuntu live USB installing on Macbook pro 8.2

I have been having issues for the past 2 days trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my 2011 Macbook pro 15 inch (no dualboot with OSX). I wanted to turn it as a Linux only machine. Long story short, I ...
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Installation on HP Pavilion

I am using Windows 10 on HP Pavilion. I want to use Ubuntu as primary OS. I made a bootable USB stick using RUFUS, but I can't boot into Ubuntu OS. I am tired of changing USB as my 1st preference in ...
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bash -c 'QT_X11_NO_MITSHM=1 /usr/bin/unetbootin “rootcheck=no”'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. I'm trying to create a live USB key, so I installed Unetbootin from the ppa given in the app's page: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [closed]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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Make custom Ubuntu flavour [duplicate]

I have seen some videos on how to make Ubuntu into a beautiful and efficient i3 system with all unnecessary apps removed. But rather than having to configuring such a system multiple times, I would ...
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My labtop dose not recognize the usb bootable flash to install Ubuntu 15.10 amd64

I have an 'Eee PC Asus' and I want to install Ubuntu. I changed the BIOS setting to boot from removable disk, made different software to create boot-able USB (USB works on other laptop) but it does ...
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error unknown filesystem. grub rescue issue on booting ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my WD my passport 1 tb external hdd on a 150 GB partition newly created. I have used live USB for it. When I boot the computer using external hdd it gives unknown ...
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errno 5 input output errors please help [duplicate]

I am stuck at installing ubuntu for 6 days. Tried many copies of ubuntu 16 even ubuntu 14 but same error appears. System configuration is : Uefi , 4 gb ram, i5. i want dual boot ,solo ubuntu too ...
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Canonical shop - Bootable USB stick - Ubuntu 16.04

I can't find information about the size in GB for the bootable USB stick that Canonical is selling. Do they sell them in 2, 4, or 8 GB in size? Has anyone already purchased it to confirm?
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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GRUB trouble (installing Ubuntu, dual-booting with OS X)

I want to be able to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu, but have run into an issue (GRUB). Progress so far: I successfully got rEFInd working on El Capitan (disabled System Integrity Protection and Full ...
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How to connect to internet when system graphics is not working and I can use only terminal [closed]

How can I run commands on my system in terminal that require internet connection? I am using a live usb. In my system graphics is not working. And I am unable to connect to internet using terminal.
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Ubuntu desktop version 16.04 install: server version is the only available choice

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop version 16.04 using a USB stick. I have downloaded a program (the one recommended on the Ubuntu website) that turns the USB stick in to a bootable USB stick. I ...
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UEFI - Ubuntu Live USB Hard to boot, can't format partitions

I know other people has asked about this before -because i have tried on those solutions and read those answers- but still i ask because none have worked for me. I'm using a a computer made with the ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my live USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I can boot into the stick and doing so brings me to a black screen with white text which says grub at the top and has four options to choose from: Try ...
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Issue with ubuntu/linux boot and grub [closed]

I have a windows box that I wanted to trial Ubuntu with. So using two usb sticks I used one stick as a Ubuntu installer and installed it onto the other stick. I changed the bois to boot from usb ...