3
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How to save changes made in a live session to Hard Disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I am running live image as making an entry in grub as per the tutorial: http://www.tecmint.com/run-linux-live-images-from-hard-disk-in-linux. So is there any way to make the ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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0answers
127 views

14.04 boot failure on installation from USB

I bought a new HP PC (details below) intending to replace W8.1 with Ubuntu. Boot failed with both 12.04 LTS and 14.04LTS. The details below are pretty much the same for both. The system gets as far ...
0
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0answers
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USB drive won't boot iso after customizing GRUB. boot flag is set

I recently customized GRUB and it works very nicely; the computer boots quickly to ubuntu or win7 --- whatever i choose. But, now when i go into bios, select boot from usb stick ---when it restarts it ...
0
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0answers
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How can I turn off the Try Live or Install Ubuntu Option from a Live USB 14.04 install?

newb here. I tried the stuff I could find by changing the isolinux.cfg file, but my install seemed to become very unstable. I would like the usb to boot up automatically, but also land on a user ...
1
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108 views

Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
2
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0answers
121 views

Installing Ubuntu on external hard drive (boots to black screen)

Hey everyone this is my first post here on the askUbuntu forums. I've been an avid Linux user for over a year now but by no means an expert. The problem I'm facing is one I have not been able to ...
1
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2answers
240 views

How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
0
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1answer
140 views

Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
1
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1answer
420 views

Mounting the persistence partition (casper-rw) read-only

I'm trying to create a fresh ISO image for use on a USB stick. I've partitioned my USB stick into 2 partitions, one vfat and one ext4. The vfat partition has the ISO and GRUB2 installed to it, such ...
0
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0answers
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universal usb installer ,reboot then black screen with a white “_” [duplicate]

i use universal usb installer 1.9.5.1 and use ubuntu 11.10/12.04/13.10 to make a usb OS, but when i finished the making process as i reboot my computer i got a black screen with a white cursor on the ...
2
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2answers
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Upgrade to 12.04 failed. Boot into command line window and cant boot with live usb.

I started an upgrade to 12.04 but stalled during install. Now, the system boots directly into command window where I must sign in. I tried creating a bootable USB (no CD drive installed) with ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Is my file system dead?

Yesterday I decided to update my system from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS. I downloaded desktop ubuntu for i386 .iso and made a liveUSB(using UNetbootin). I choose Try Ubuntu without installing and there I ...
0
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0answers
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Running grub-mkconfig on LiveUSB

I have relatively complex problem so it will be good if you ask for more info rather than downvoting this question I have an 8GB pendrive with the following partitions: Partition #1: 3GB ntfs (My ...
1
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1answer
360 views

Adding grub2 menu-entry for iso using grml-rescueboot

Following this official Ubuntu documentation page and the steps outlined under "Creating the grub2 Menuentry - grml-rescueboot", I tried to add an i386 desktop iso of the old Feisty Fawn (7.04) to the ...
0
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0answers
418 views

Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
0
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2answers
271 views

Boot multiple extracted ISOs from USB

All, (again) I am trying to make a live USB for multiple linux CDs. I have made a folder named "linux" on the root of the USB and in it is folders for: Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 "ubuntu1304" Ubuntu ...
1
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1answer
7k views

What mount point should I use? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu twice and I get a GRUB Error. I think it's because of the mount point. Since I put it at the root of the HDD. Where do I put it? Is it / or /boot? Or am I completely wrong? ...
0
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2answers
390 views

no grub2 boot menu

i installed Ubuntu 13.04 after using windows 8 for a while. everything during installation went smooth and fine but after the reboot, i am unable to boot into Ubuntu as my computer directly boots into ...
1
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2answers
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How to create Ubuntu LiveUSB manually

The thing I'm trying to do: Make a bootable USB with two partitions (bootable FAT32 and NTFS for data). (DONE) Install GRUB2 to FAT32 partition. (DONE) Make FAT32 partition multiboot, with ...
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0answers
200 views

How would one make an all-inclusive bootable USB?

Here's my situation. My mother and I both fix computers and as a result of our trade we have many small USB drives that contain various messy sets of applications for various niche problems in ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Black screen when starting from LiveUSB [duplicate]

I am trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 onto my computer and when I boot up the LiveUSB (don't have a CD drive), I can see the GRUB boot screen but it doesn't show up the Ubuntu installation GUI. Anyways, ...
2
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0answers
90 views

Can I create a really Universal USB Drive? [closed]

I have looked and looked over this forum and multiple other forums about the correct way to do this and I have not found a solid answer yet. I am trying to create an all in one bootable tech USB ...
2
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1answer
304 views

When installing Ubuntu onto USB drive, mount point differs from when launching with it

So I installed Ubuntu onto a USB flash drive (like actually installed it, not made a LiveUSB. I used an existing liveUSB to press install and put it on the other USB drive instead of that one). Now ...
0
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1answer
600 views

How to install GRUB on the hard-disk? [duplicate]

I'm kinda new to Linux. I wanted to install Ubuntu, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, (I partitioned my HDD and left it unallocated) Ubuntu did not ask where to install and stuff, it just ...
1
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0answers
567 views

Acer Aspire 4755G 'Secure Boot not Enabled' while booting liveUSB Ubuntu with Ubuntu Builder

My Acer Aspire 4755G had a Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed when I bought it. I immediately installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside of it, with GRUB and BURG. Now, recently, Windows 7 became very slow, ...
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3answers
28k views

Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
0
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1answer
396 views

Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu ...
2
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1answer
219 views

How do I remove any data from a LiveUSB with data persistence?

I have miss-configured my LiveUSB installation and now when I run boot from it I get an error. How can I erase LiveUSB data? Can it be done from the booting LiveUSB menu? For some weird reason ...
1
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1answer
86 views

Add Ubuntu live to another ubuntu+windows system

I've got Win7 in a ntfs-partition and lubuntu 12.10 in another one. **sudo fdisk -l** Disco /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 19457 cilindros, 312581808 ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Installed Ubuntu 12.10 but can't login due to GPU lock and I can't boot with nomodeset because I get no GRUB menu. What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm a complete noob to Ubuntu/Linux. Obviously Ubuntu is having trouble with my NVIDIA card and ...
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0answers
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Can't boot after successful installation of 12.04

Right now I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 LiveUSB. I tried to install it twice but even the installation went successful, it just got stuck on the booting screen with blinking _ Maybe the GRUB is problem? I ...
1
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0answers
336 views

How to boot Ubuntu on a USB external HD without BIOS support?

I am still trying to find a solution to this problem: boot Xubuntu 12.04 from a USB 2.0 external HD when the PC's BIOS does not allow booting from a USB. I have tried plop, and plopkexec. That didn't ...
5
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1answer
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Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB

I have booted from a live USB ("Try Ubuntu"), that also has a persistent option set (I used LiLi to create one) to do some tests for this pcie hotplug issue I'm having. I'm trying to test some boot ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Dual Boot - No GRUB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There’s an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I have Windows 7 installed in a primary partition and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 in a new ...
3
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1answer
6k views

How to install Grub2 under several common scenarios

I feel the community has long needed a clean guide on how to install Grub2 under a a few extremely common scenarios. I will accept answer as solved when it has one section per scenario and assumes ...
0
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1answer
414 views

How to use a bootable USB on another machine without grub?

I have installed (not live CD) Ubuntu on a USB stick, and now having dual boot with Windows. How can I use this USB on another machine, as the latter does not have grub. How to make the USB ...
0
votes
1answer
603 views

Why won't my install on Macbook work?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook. The CD drive is broken, so I am going from a USB flash drive I created. I can get it to "Try Ubuntu" perfectly fine, as a matter of fact I'm using ...
0
votes
2answers
316 views

How can I replicate the LiveUSB boot-experience using GRUB2?

As far as I know, ubuntu live usb versions use syslinux as bootloader whereas, when installed, the default is GRUB2. This makes replicating the boot experience a bit more involved than just copying ...
0
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0answers
220 views

“Unknown Filesystem” error without CDROM [duplicate]

I've got a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. At first I ran mount command on terminal. Then I restarted my computer. After that, when my computer opened there is writing this: error: unknown ...
0
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2answers
174 views

Which file to associate with the Windows boot manager to load GRUB?

I installed Ubuntu using a Live USB. I have a Windows partition and used GParted to create an extended partition in order to lay my new distro. When I rebooted my computer after the installation, no ...
2
votes
1answer
859 views

unable to boot from live USB

Edit: Welp, I re-made the live USB and now it works fine. Thanks for the replies! Another computing lesson learned the hard way. I was messing around with my new dual-boot (win7 and the latest ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Dual boot 12.04/windows 7 After installation my computer reboots straight to Windows. There is no option to boot Ubuntu.

Windows 7 Home Premium Intel i5 2500k CPU ASUSP8Z68-V PRO motherboard GeForce GTX 570 GPU Corsair 120Gb SSD (Windows 7 OS) WD 1 TB HDD I select the USB drive in the BIOS and boot to it ...
6
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2answers
5k views

How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB hard drive so that it will run on all systems, that can run the LiveCD and store persistent data on a regular ext4 partition rather than a casper-rw file. In every ...
0
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1answer
237 views

Ubuntu USB Expert Install - Grub2 installs on USB

I used Unetbootin and Installed the mini.iso over to my USB. I carried out the wizard installation steps and Grub2 gets installed onto the USB Stick instead of the Hard Drive. Any Ideas?
2
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2answers
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How to create a bootable system with a squashfs root

My goal is to be able to take a customized root file system loaded with the software I want. So far I've created a squashed filesystem using debootstrap and chroot to install the software I want on ...
0
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1answer
383 views

Is it possible to enable PCI USB controller from GRUB2 console? [closed]

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu LiveUSB on EPoX EP-4BDAE motherboard (it's 10 years old). It has "USB-*" options in BIOS boot setup, but It has never recognized any of my flash drives. Now it has USB-2.0 ...
1
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1answer
150 views

How can I install from a 9.04 live USB/DVD?

I have a 9.04 (Jaunty) ISO burned to a USB stick; it appears to be a "live DVD". When I boot from it, I get a GRUB menu listing: Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-generic (This matches the system currently ...
3
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2answers
2k views

32 and 64 bit on one live USB stick

I have successfully created a bootable Live USB stick on an 8Gb drive with either the 32 and 64 bit version of 11.10 but not bother at the same time. I would like to put them both on the same stick ...