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

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problem during installation from USB

i've been trying to install ubuntu from a usb stick created by Universal USB installer,have changed the BIOS settings to install from USB but still during boot, system displays "BOOT ERROR _" and ...
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Can't make bootable USB properly

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO and installed on USB by UUI, but I don't have graphical installer and it halts when i choose to start live or install, I also tried with Ubuntu Studio and the same ...
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Live Ubuntu for old Desktop PC

I have an old desktop PC with following configuration... AMD Athelon 1.4 GHz 256 MB RAM 40 GB IDE HDD 8-MB shared VRAM USB 1.0 External Sony CD/DVD RW connecting through USB Which is the best ...
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No OS is good for my PC [on hold]

I have tried like 10+ Linux distros going back as 12.04 but no luck. I also tried to install Windows but something is not right. On linux the following happens: Boot is really slow and hangs for ...
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Failed to mount a file system during install

About a day ago, I assembled my PC. Seeing as Windows costs a pretty penny, I've decided to install Ubuntu. I created a LiveUSB of 14.04.1 (the ISO was downloaded from the official Ubuntu site, and ...
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How to install Ubuntu image form boot able Usb on other machine?

I created iso image of my Ubuntu 12.04 with Remastersys. now I want to install this iso image on other PC. I used yumi to make my usb bootable but this iso doesn't install on other PC. is there any ...
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What is the default password ubuntu live cd 14.04.1? [on hold]

Just went to get cup of coffee and bam! my live ubuntu live cd asking for password to unlock the screen. any help?
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Does installing from a persistent liveUSB also copy tools and files downloaded by user?

I have been using ubuntu 14.10 from a persistent liveUSB on my laptop (that is running windows) for the past one week, and have installed some tools and saved some files on the USB. Now, I have a new ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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How to remove ubuntu after booting from live USB?

I am new to Ubuntu, even to BIOS. I am having a laptop with Win 8.1 pre-installed. To test Ubuntu I did this: I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I downloaded Universal USB installer from ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Trying to make a live USB

So I have been trying to make and get working a Live USB for Ubuntu (14.10) on a Windows 8 machine with UEFI. I have downloaded the iso, run pendrivelinux's Universal USB installer, and then when I go ...
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Operation not supported

$ sudo dd if='/Users/nickzieno/Downloads/ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.img' of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m dd: /dev/rdiskN: Operation not supported I'm pretty sure everything is entered correctly and my disk ...
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USB ubuntu - how to retrieve saved data after reboot [duplicate]

I saved couple of important files from my windows computer to USB Ubuntu while Ubuntu was running. But on restarting the USB Ubuntu I am unable to locate those files. is it normal that it is erased? ...
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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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Creating a persistent live ubuntu usb with more than 4gb, Gparted crashing when changes are applied

I am trying to create a persistent ubuntu live usb with more than 4 gb of persistent storage (the casper rw). I am using GParted from ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is installed on my computer, and when I ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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Live USB backup methods

I'm currently running Ubuntu as a Live USB on a PC which also has Windows installed. However, I've discovered that updating or messing around with the kernel doesn't seem to do great things with the ...
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Can't find hard drive when booting ubuntu from usb and choosing try ubuntu

I have pretty much stated the full nature of my problem in the title. My goal is to retrieve files from a hard drive that was being used in an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop computer whose motherboard fried. ...
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How Install Ubuntu 14.10 on Acer C720 chromebook from usb-live

There is lot of information on how to install ubuntu on Chromebook directly from ubuntu's repository. How to install from a usb drive on same Chromebook?
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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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Boot for USB to fix file permissions

I will start from the beginning. I was a noob and ran a really bad command in Ubuntu and now I can't do anything with sudo. I ran: sudo chmod 644 / I was instructed to boot from a liveCD or ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB? Please Help!

I have a Asus NoteBook (Refurbished no DvD Drive) and I recently installed Windows Technical Preview (Windows 10) to test it out. After 3 weeks of having it installed I wanted Windows 7 on my laptop ...
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boot from usb in uefi mod

I try to boot a live ubuntu from my live-usb but when I can do it only when I'm in legacy mod. In uefi it doesn't allow that and it shows only the windows manager. I checked the bios and I can't ...
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Cannot install any Linux on newly built computer. Splash screen>flash of desktop>only mouse on screen

hopefully this is a noobish question that can easily be solved because it has given me quite a headache. I recently upgraded my machine, before I outline my problems here are the specs. Intel(R) ...
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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...
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Save state of the live cd? [duplicate]

Ubuntu has a very nice Live CD feature on its cd. When I run a live cd session and download programs and other stuff, can I save the current state of the live system onto an usb stick or otherwise an ...
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How to debug a failing live flash drive boot?

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.10 64bit on an Odys Windesk X10. This device has an Intel Atom Bay Trail Processor and 32-bit EFI firmware. The first obstacle was to compile a 32bit bootloader and ...
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I have an HP Notebook 2000 and I can not get it to boot to the usb

I have disabled secure boot and enabled legacy. I also moved the usb up on the list of boot order on both legacy, and uefi. Still not showing up on the list when I hit esc and then f9. It doesn't show ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/Live USB problem

I have a problem when trying to boot from a live CD, and the same problem also happens with a Live USB. The problem that I have is that when I boot, the sidebar the the topbar load and look ok, they ...
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How to meak LiveUSB(Whit Wifislax 4.9) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I want to make LiveUSB in Ubuntu but I can't, I have tried Unetbootin ( but I can't select USB device), Stick disc creator ( but I cant select .iso file, and the program show me an error), and I have ...
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How to boot from USB on Ubuntu?

For some reason, my ubuntu 14.04LTS started messing up and now the sidebar and menu bar does not show up after I log in. I am new to ubuntu so I don't know much about the code, but to fix my computer ...
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14.10 fails to boot from live USB on Alienware 14

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on my Alienware 14 (HD 4600/GTX 765M, i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM) and this is what appears. I'm guessing this is an issue with my GPU? How can I get this to work? I'm ...
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Saved the Ubuntu installation file on a USB, now none of my computers read the USB

My pen drive is a Sony, 16GB. It is NOT USB 2.0, ie. it is black in colour not gray or blue. After downloading the ubuntu installayion files onto it, I am unable to use it both on my laptop or my PC. ...
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Problem booting live usb without cdroom

I've got latest ubuntu on liveUSB. I've recently replaced my optical drive with HDD caddy and I can't boot ubuntu anymore, it's stuck at loading screen. I tried to take out hdd caddy, but ubuntu ...
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Move a persistent USB Ubuntu to a smaller USB drive

I plan to move my persistent USB Ubuntu which is currently on a 32GB USB drive (limited to only 4GB by default) to a new 4GB USB drive. I'm thinking of using Clonezilla to do this. Is this the best ...
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back up windows 7 and my previous data of windows

I used LiveUSB to use ubuntu. Then I thought I wanted to use real ubuntu from USB because I thought the ubuntu from LiveUSB is just a test for ubuntu. So I installed ubuntu from Desktop icon on test ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
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14.04 Live USB stick can't install nodejs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick, and I'm trying to get my Ruby on Rails dev environment setup. I'm having trouble installing nodejs. I used the method: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Removing “install Lubuntu” icon from persistant USB

Thanks in advance for any help. I want to give young students USB drives with persistent Lubuntu installs. When I prepare these drives, I move the desktop icon, "install Lubuntu" to the trash. I ...
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Running script to repair bricked Android [duplicate]

I have unfortunately bricked my device, one of those issues that most if not all of us who like to root/ROM our devices have had to deal with. I need to run a script that will fix the issue to where ...
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Ubuntu/Linux tools to put Ubuntu on USB (for testing or installation)?

I want to easily create live usb installation USBs for testing purposes, for installing various distros in VM and to have at hand an installation device in case I need to reinstall my system. But ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've ...
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Ubuntu Live USB stuck after booting

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 (dualboot). I have created a live USB using Universal USB Installer (and later on also tried Unetbootin, which still failed) and did all the ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on my macbook

I am installing Ubuntu on my macbook with an USB stick. The USB stick booted and i started the installation. When it asks me to restart to complete the installation i do so. But when i start up again ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Turn an external hard drive into a live usb

So the computer I am working with doesn't have a hard drive nor a CD drive and I intend to boot it from a "live external hard drive" but when I try to format it using UUI (Universal USB Installer) the ...