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lubuntu 14.10 live usb black screen with blinking cursor

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.10 alongside my windows xp. when I select "try lubuntu without installing" or "Install Lubuntu" i get a black screen with a blinking cursor at the upper left corner. ...
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Cannot get Live CD or Live USB to boot

I'm using a MSI GT70 laptop (Core i7 4700 MQ, NVidia GTX 770M) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it, or at the very least get something that works. Every time I try and boot from it, regardless of ...
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Black screen booting any Ubuntu x86/x64 on Acer Aspire 5749

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my Aspire 5749. However, my machine cannot boot from any Linux USB. This is NOT a USB problem, as the USBs work with different OSes and on different machines. ...
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How do you use persistence in UEFI mode?

When booting a LiveUSB into UEFI mode, persistence is not available. When booting into legacy mode, it works fine. why? And how may I resolve this?
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Ubuntu installed alongside W8, W8 wont boot anymore, live usb isnt recognized

I think I might be screwed. I normally run preinstalled windows 8.1 on my Lenovo IdeaPad P400 touch, and I decided to try out dual booting Ubuntu 14.04, having never used Linux before. I edited the ...
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How can I set up a persistent /home for a Live USB? [duplicate]

I've got a 120GB USB 3.0 SSD and I would like to configure it as a Live USB with as much persistence as possible with regards to updates and also storing Steam games and misc system configurations. ...
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How to create a LiveUSB install for Ubuntu 14.04 Server

How do you create a LiveUSB for Ubuntu 14.04? I downloaded the most recent ISO and used the "startup disk" creator to write that ISO to a USB drive. I plugged that drive into the target machine ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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Have reinstalled ubunut on existing drive by accident and now i dont know how to recover files from earlier installation please help

Had done hardboot when the system was crashed, after that I started getting error saying there's issues on the disk and I let the system to fix the problem, the below lines were run several times for ...
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How to boot from an old 3.5'' internal hard drive connected via an USB adapter?

The Windows XP of my father's old PC was utterly broken (no wonder), so I removed his 160 GB internal SATA-drive from his PC, took it at home, connected it via a universal USB connector for all kinds ...
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Ubuntu live CD doesn't show Macintosh HD

I started Kubuntu 14.04 from USB on my Macbook Pro (2011) with OS X Lion (10.7) but I cannot find the internal HDD. It doesn't show up in the file browser (I think Dolphin) and not on the console ...
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How can I RE-ENABLE USB boot …? [duplicate]

I have made a bootable USB. I have made 100s of them before. I have a dual boot pc, Kali and Ubuntu. I want to reinstall Kali from USB (alongside my UBUNTU), but the computer will not boot to USB ...
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Full Install on flash drive with the hardware detection of a LiveCD

My goal is to do a standard installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive. I have 32 GB and 64G B sticks available so I am not concerned about space issues. My concern is that most "live" distros have far ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu Server, and after making my first install i realized that my partitions weren't correctly set up. It's way to complicated to fix now, and I regret not using my entire ...
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Can't boot a live usb .iso in UEFI mode on Lenovo Edge-15 laptop

I was trying to install Gentoo on my laptop Lenovo Edge-15, but I'm having problems booting a live usb .iso in UEFI mode. I then tried to install Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora, and seem to be having the ...
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How can I create a LiveCD in <= 1G?

I have a 1G USB key, and CDs (which are 700M). Most of the instructions for Ubuntu say get a 2G stick. Many links to a USB key that is smaller are old, and point back to the Ubuntu site, which now ...
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Installation: USB or DVD? [duplicate]

I wish to add Ubuntu 64 bit to Windows 8, and the installation guide mentions booting from USB or DVD. If I burn the downloaded Ubuntu to an empty USB stick, then put the stick into my computer, what ...
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Creating a live Ubuntu USB that's bootable on a Mac Book Pro OS X

My boss has a Mac Book Pro (Yosemite) and something went wrong with the hard drive (boot sector issue possibly but not sure?). I want to create a live Ubuntu USB for him to attempt to pull files off ...
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Installing to SD Card

i have created a USB device with an ISO image using PenDrive and when I boot up from it I get the choice to either "try Linux" or else "install". I dont want to overwrite my Windows installation but ...
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How to make a bootable USB for Windows 10?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. I have downloaded its .iso file. Now I want to make a flash drive bootable. How can I do that? I already have tried these 2 options. Making a ...
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How to get TAILS live USB to boot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have Windows 8.1 on UEFI BIOS (Toshiba Satellite) and have allowed Ubuntu to install it's dual boot option, which is GNU GRUB (version 2.0~beta2-9ubuntu1) . I have used my ...
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Windows 8 install turned my ext4 partition into unallocated space. How do I recover it?

The unallocated space in sda2 is supposed to be an ext4 partition with my ubuntu install in it. How do I recover this from a live CD so I can back up my data?
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How to install Ubuntu to Windows Vista with or without a usb?

I want to install the latest Ubuntu to my old Windows Vista but don't know which way to go about. I don't have a cd to do the live cd method but I do have a usb but I'm lost from there what should I ...
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create bootable ubuntu 14.04 USB using only live CD

My hard drive has malfunctioned, I'm using the internet from the Live CD. But i want to watch videos and stuff and also download data. But for that I have to install flash, codecs and stuff. I have ...
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Bootable partition

I usually create a bootable live image of a CD on USB devices with this command: sudo dd if=image.iso of=/dev/sdx The problem is that after using this command, I cannot copy additional files on the ...
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Blank screen after booting from USB but login sound audible

A couple days ago I've bought a new desktop PC. I installed Windows 8.1 in legacy boot mode and then I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick. After the very first screen (with small image at ...
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Create Ubuntu live installer on USB partition, but not the whole disk [duplicate]

I've got 32GB USB flash, and make primary partitions for my data and Ubuntu installer to setup Ubuntu on PC when I need. But program "Startup Disk Creator" which I used to create USB Ubuntu installer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS x64 live CD or live USB doesn't boot on Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 motherboard

This is my PC: G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9 Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz Box Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ...
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VirtualBox Not Seeing Bootable USB with Windows 8.1

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a System76 laptop. I bought Windows 8.1. Pro from Microsoft Store and downloaded it to a (supposedly) bootable USB on a friend's Windows 8.1 machine since the mediacreator ...
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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! [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...