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Boot-repair won't install “unable to locate package”

My computer won't boot so I am trying to install boot-recovery using the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. The initial command runs fine: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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1answer
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue and Error: No default or UI configuration directive found boot > on pendrive

I have dell inspiron, previously I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 and made it dual boot. But since I want to upgrade my Ubuntu version and change the partition spacing, I deleted 11.10 ...
2
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1answer
481 views

Live USB won't boot properly on Asus EEE PC 1201HAB

For some reason, I never get an X session going. I see a bunch of startup text messages, then it just stops. I checked the Xorg.0.log and it looks like there's some issue with the vesa driver? I tried ...
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1answer
667 views

Can not access files using live usb

My hard drive has errors so ubuntu wouldn't load! I tried the live usb to take a backup of my data! I had two accounts...I can access the data of one account but for the data of other account it says: ...
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2answers
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LiveUSB Desktop doesn't load on an Inspiron B130

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and set up a Live USB, and I'm trying to get it to work on this set of hardware: Dell Inspiron B130 512 MB RAM 40 GB HDD Intel Celeron M Processor I'm currently ...
4
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1answer
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Random Shutdowns

I've installed Ubuntu on a USB thumbdrive, to be used to backup (image) and partition a harddisk. I'm currently stuck at the backup-phase of my plan, because Ubuntu keeps shutting down. From my ...
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1answer
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Is there a command-line alternative to usb-creator-gtk?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso using usb-creator-gtk on my ThinkPad X220. Usb-creator-gtk appears to work OK, but the resulting stick fails to boot either ...
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1answer
662 views

64-bit LiveCD won't boot… 32-bit does

I've been using 11.10 32-bit for a while, and found some spare DIMMs lying around. I put them in my machine and it detected them fine, but obviously 32-bit Ubuntu couldn't. Rather than re-install I ...
3
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1answer
649 views

Move existing Ubuntu install to flash drive?

Is it possible to move my installed copy of Ubuntu 11.10 from my laptop's internal hard drive to a bootable flash drive?
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2answers
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Partition Flash Drive?

I want to partition a USB flash drive so that two gigabytes is reserved for ubuntu and persistence, and the other two is for my files. I used gparted to create two fat32 partitions on the flash drive. ...
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2answers
692 views

How do I run Ubuntu 11.10 from a pendrive with an Acer BIOS?

My BIOS just "freezes" if a try to Boot from a pendrive and I have to remove the battery to restart... :( does it have a solution? I'm trying to make a clean 11.10 installation, I already have Windows ...
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3answers
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Run Ubuntu from Flash Drive Very Slow [closed]

I used Startup Disk Creator on my Ubuntu (11.10)(this computer) and I found out that when I boot it from my old computer, it's extremely slow. My internet is out right now and I'm looking for ways to ...
2
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6answers
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Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.8, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et ...
2
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4answers
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How do I install on an UEFI Asus 1215b netbook?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a UEFI netbook Asus 1215b using an USB stick. I created a fat32 efi partition of 100MB, 2GB swap, and 2 ext4 partitions (for root (/ ) and /home, respectively). ...
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2answers
732 views

How to create and access extra space on USB Stick?

I used the Ubuntu 11.10 iso and did a dd to create a LiveUSB. I also used gParted to assign the extra space to a second VFAT partition. Is there any way to mount the additional space while running ...
4
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1answer
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“Restoring previously installed packages” never ends

I'm upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 via a liveusb. It has been "restoring previously installed packages" for about 1h 30 mins. Is it normal to take so much time? Could I do something to improve speed? ...