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

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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 ...
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Create a personalized installation stick (and backup)

I just installed xubuntu 14.04 on a new PC, along with all apllications I need. I'd like to know: 1) A reliable backup solution for ubuntu, something like Acronis for windows. 2) A way to create a ...
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is it possible to use ubuntu 14(trusty ) as a live usb? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14 iso and also have successfully installed it alongside win8(uefi, and it was fairly difficult). now I am able to boot into both as needed. But i want a os that i can carry around in ...
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Cannot boot from USB with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Tried to boot live USB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After selecting boot from USB and selecting Install Ubuntu it then goes back to the motherboard splash screen. Pressing F12 to select boot menu and ...
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Unknow keyword in configuration file

I think the configuration of isolinux.cfg is wrong.. I tried every solution here on " ask! " but all failed for me.. I'm trying to install the ubuntu 14 with usb boot, i already got the iso file ...
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Change default user (live)

I installed a live version of Ubuntu 14.04.1 on a USB drive and I'd like to change it's default username and host. Right now, I get "ubuntu@ubuntu". Is it possible?
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How do I install Ubuntu on a USB? [duplicate]

I just want to install the operating system on to a USB and boot into that. The try Ubuntu option isn't what I'm looking for. I always would have to install a driver just to get wifi access and I ...
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Burn iso on usb and store data [duplicate]

How can I Burn Ubuntu ISO on a 16gb usb and use it also for storing data in the remaining space?
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Error booting from usb PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

I am trying to boot a live installation of ElementaryOS Luna distribution which is based on ubuntu 12.10 from usb. I am using windows 7 Ultimate on a TOSHIBA satellite c660 laptop with intel core i5 ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Formatted casper-rw - schoolboy error

Please don't laugh, a bit of an embarrassing question here. I'm rather new to Ubuntu (12.04) and run it from a USB stick. I didn't understand (or check!) what casper-rw was, and did a 'format' on ...
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Cannot make GParted Live USB disk with Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator [duplicate]

I have an ISO image gparted-live-0.21.0-1-amd64.iso. I thought I would be able to make a Live USB disk using Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator. But I get this error: Could not move syslinux files in ...
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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP
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Can't boot using a live USB, error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I'm trying to fix GRUB after installing Windows 8.1 alongside my Ubuntu install. I installed Windows 8.1 second so the windows boot manager replaced grub. In the past I've just created a live USB, ...
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Creating a bootable usb that runs mainly off of ram, but saves files and applications to the same usb [duplicate]

I am completely new to ubuntu, and I created a live usb with ubuntu 14.10. I booted up to the usb, but it was soo slow compared to using the test version of ubuntu. How can I get my live usb to run ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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usb-creator fails - cannot generate usb disk

Using Kubuntu 14.10 64Bit, to reproduce select Kubuntu 14.10 64bit ISO image use a USB key of 8Gb or more (tried VARIOUS BRAND) select erase disk assign 4Gb for the persistent disk start the ...
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While using trial mode of live CD, if I install drivers, will it affect my main system?

(Background info) I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 110 netbook and it's working perfectly and configured as I like it. I have to use the 2d desktop though because it's not a powerful system. Since ...
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How do I create a live USB installer for UEFI/EFI systems that reads and saves persistence changes?

I have a 16 GB USB stick which runs a live boot of Ubuntu 14.10 with antivirus software installed which (obviously) needs to be kept up to date as I use it to boot and clean infected Windows machines. ...
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Geting files out bad hard drive

I had xubuntu on my notebook. The screen went black and I had to shut it down. Turning it on I receive this message: Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace I looked up ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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Can't boot LiveUSB in Windows 8.1

I am attempting to dual boot my HP machine that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu Gnome 64-bit version. So far, I have disabled fast startup from Control ...
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Using live USB to recover Iomega Home Media Hard Drive NAS files

I have a Iomega Home Media Hard Drive NAS, and after a firmware update I am unable to access the files on the Hard Drive. Trying to solve the problem, I connected the disk directly to a SATA port on ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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How to try ubuntu live image on acer iconia w4-820 Win 8.1 tablet?

I have Acer iconia W4-820 windows 8.1 tablet which is an UEFI boot device. its secure boot is enabled. I dont know anything about UEFI hoe to play with it. I just want to try ubuntu desktop images on ...
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Unable to boot from USB, No controller found [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a start-up disk of Ubuntu 14.10 on 4.1GB generic flash drive. I followed this guide to create it. It all seemed to be working until I tried booting from it. I get the bootloader ...
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UNetbootin on 32GB USB 3 Stick

I run a windows 7 machine, and use UNetbootin to create Ubuntu bootable live USB keys. I have 1 key in particular that I would like to use entirely as a live Ubuntu key, so I can install some apps, ...
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Cannot Boot From USB

I created an Ubuntu LiveUSB and when I reboot my computer I get no option to boot from it. I have Secure Boot disabled. There are no fastboot or quickboot options in my BIOS settings. I have Windows ...
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Live USB Stick = “Non-System Disk Error”

I have downloaded the following USB creators: LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9.1 live-usb-install-2.5.6 Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 I have tried the following ISO images: kubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running from usb stick is slow [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu for the first time, I have tried it before, but I accidentally deleted all my partition, after that I installed it on my 16Gb pen drive, but now it is so slow it takes a lot of time ...
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I'm thinking of installing ubuntu on my laptop from USB, but there is no sound

Does this mean when I install it for real that there will be no sound? How could I fix this? Also when using wine to run windows apps, are the apps slower than on windows?
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Can I copy my Ubuntu OS off my hard drive to a USB stick and boot from that stick with all my programs?

I'll be travelling and I hope to back up my laptop in case it gets stolen. I wonder if I can make my backup a bootable USB flash drive, that way I could just have my system as-is on stick and use it ...
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Making a program that makes a computer automatically boot usb

Is there any way that I can program my ubuntu bootable usb so that when I turn on a computer (PC or Mac), and the bootable usb is plugged in, it automatically boots into the usb? I am making the ...
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Kernel Error Message when installing /demo/repair

I got this error when trying to install /demo/repair disc for Ubuntu 14.10
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Can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO?

Am I constrained to run Ubuntu LIVE ISO's only on a bootable USB? All other distros aside - can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO? To test this I expected I could ...
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Live USB Not Working (Black Screen before grub menu)

Ok so I have a very old XP machine I'm trying to install ubuntu on (since XP has terminated security support) Here's my issue; I have a live USB key I'm trying to use as my setup CD and it is not ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on AsRock z77 extreme 4

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I tried to boot Ubuntu from DVD and from USB (which was created with unetbootin) both in UEFI and in AHCI mode (which is AsRock's BIOS mode I think), but none of the four ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot problems

my parents have finally had enough of Windows Vista and are open to using Ubuntu! So far I am having difficulties with booting from USB and a DVD. When I boot from a USB I am at the purple Ubuntu ...
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CLOSED - OS X Yosemite - Live USB - Black screen when trying ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

First of all, I have a Macbook Pro mid 2009 with Intel Core 2 duo running OS X Yosemite (8Gb of ram, 500Gb SSD), I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and I use a 4Gb USB stick Here is what ...
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unsquashing a liveUSB, I found that the filesystem is not identical to the one loaded from liveUSB

so I have ubuntu studio 64 in a live USB and I wanted to change the way it boots. Namely, the liveUSB boots directly to a live user session bypassing lightDM. I want to change that and as I figured ...