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

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Can I install/uninstall programs on a windows drive using a Ubuntu 14.04 bootable flash drive?

Questions says most of it. I'm just wondering if I can add or remove programs on a windows hard drive using a Ubuntu 14.04 bootable flash drive. Mostly to get past windows admin privileges. Thanks
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Hard-disk is not detected

I tried the laptop (SamsungR530, corei3) of my brother, who somewhat 'broke' it: the laptop shutdowns after 30minutes or more. The fan is working, near the fan it seems a bit hot, I used after a ...
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Is “running” Ubuntu Live a reliable way to predict how my computer will act on actual install?

I'm trying to ditch Windows for Ubuntu on my Samsung netbook but first I want to know if the computer is "ready" for the transition. So, if I run Ubuntu Live on my computer, how this is a good way ...
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Operating System not found, win7 dual boot

After installing 14.04 from a liveUSB alongside windows 7 and encountering no problems for about a week, I shut down windows and rebooted only to see the "Operating system not found" message and being ...
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Must I install Ubuntu to use it fully?

What is the difference between running Ubuntu on a Live USB and on internal hard drive?
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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 ...
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How to change the repository location while installing from live cd?

I am installing 14.04 from a live CD. While installing, it downloads updates from the Internet. I see it is currently downloading from http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ Is there any way I can change ...
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Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on non UEFI computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB bootable disk and I'm getting this error: ubuntu install error /casper/vmlinuz.efi read error @ 0 It's a NON UEFI bios, I'm guessing it's because ...
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What will happen if I bump the USB drive Ubuntu is running from?

I am considering creating a Live Ubuntu USB drive and running Ubuntu just from it. So, what bad things would happen if I was running Ubuntu and doing stuff and my flash drive got bumped out of ...
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Live Ubuntu server install on USB

I just got a server with no HDD's and want to run Ubuntu server until my SSD arrives. How would I create a persistent live Ubuntu server USB without installing it from another CD/USB?
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How to edit a protected file if I have no direct access to the filesystem?

I changed the brightness of my machine by editing the /etc/rc.local file and adding this line echo 10 > /sys/class/backlight/nv_backlight/brightness before exit 0. After reboot I can see that it ...
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Made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised system. How to make sure the usb isn't compromised and how to securely reinstall ubuntu

I finally made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised ubuntu desktop laptop. Startup disk creator told me the usb was 7.2 gb, instead 7.8 gb and I believe the original hack involved my flash drive. Is ...
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Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
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EFI problem on Macbook install

I'm trying to put ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac on a MacBook5,2 model but right after booting into the USB, it gives the error: Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 Any ideas? I'm replacing ...
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Nautilus crashes when trying to change permissions as root in live session [closed]

My Ubuntu went fubar after my laptop lost power during upgrade to 14.04. When I turn on the machine it stops at a black screen with some GRUB text that I´m unable to comprehend and get past. I have ...
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serial redirect from 12.04 server usb installer

I have downloaded 12.04.4 LTS server iso (64 bit) and used netbootin to create a bootable usb thumb drive for the purpose of installing ubuntu server on a dell r620. I have serial console connected ...
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Update live USB distro?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 (and Ubuntu 14.04) on a pair of USB disks created by writing the img files to USB using dd on Mac OS X. Unfortunately these systems both have some known bugs (that have since ...
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Try to install Ubuntu - MD5 Check Sums Different

So to start off, the reason I came to be in this predicament is because my desktop crashed. It was originally running windows 8.1, which I'm not too fond of. I didn't have the windows disk and because ...
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What type of partition table and file system is required to make a live usb?

I see a bunch of stuff on using usb-creator to make a live usb for ubuntu which is great. What I don't see is what type of partition table and file system is required on the USB itself. Does it ...
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Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 but continues to restart laptop

I've been trying to run ubuntu 14.04 off a usb on my Win 8.1 laptop. I get the dual boot OS selection screen on startup but each time I select ubuntu, the system restarts. I got the same result trying ...
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Can't disable swap partition on USB persistence ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I created an ext2 partition for swap and I got it working fine. I'm new and just wanted to try it. But I don't want to blow up the USB flash, so I tried to disable it and it's not possible! I try ...
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installing Ubuntu or Mint from USB

I'm trying to create a live USB to install Mint 16. My laptop can boot from USB 100% ( I have installed windows 7 from USB) The problem is, whenever I use any tool to create a live USB to install ...
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Can't boot from live USB 13.10 on Windows 8.1

I have problem in booting from live USB 13.10 on my windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite c640. It gets struck at "SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C)1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al" with blinking ...
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LinuxLive USB does not save settings

I am new to Linux. I have used/tried all of these utilities: "LinuxLive USB live-usb-install-2.5.2", "LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.28", "unetbootin-windows-603", "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2" to ...
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Live USB creator software [duplicate]

Is there a program that can make live USBs for any distro, iso, you get the point. I can only find ones that make live USBs for other linux distributions and none for anything else.
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Boot from within windows [closed]

I'm trying to follow these instructions on using qemu to boot linux from within Windows. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso from this site, but it doesn't seem to run. I have an Intel 64-bit ...
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Ubuntu persistant LiveUSB

I have a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2GB flash drive that I want to use for computer diagnosis and repair. I want to know how to add things like an anti-virus scanner, malware removal and hard drive ...
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isolinux folder empty every usb installer creation

I've spent the last two days exhaustively searching for an answer to this issue. It seems similar to others at first, but I assure y'all it is not quite the same. I have used unetbootin, Universal ...
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Create a bootable usb in a mac for a non-mac system [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a bootable USB stick on Mac OS X and get the Acer Aspire accept it. Windows 7 is gone completely on the Acer and Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10 does not start at all. I tried to make a ...
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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 ...
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Live USB boot failure: “No Default or UI configuration directive Found”

I'm new, so i beg your pardon from the outset. I've reviewed a few other people's questions who had the same problem. I'm an utter noob to linux and would love to give it a try. hence the bootable ...
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How do i return my usb to normal

I've been messing around with my usb, trying to make a live usb with debian on it. I used the dd command in the terminal. After multiple failures I just gave up, and I want the usb back to normal. I ...
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How to find the version of Ubuntu before booting it?

I'm running Ubuntu OS. I have 3 flash drives (aka USB's) and I make all the three USB's as bootable through unetbootin with, 1st USB contains Ubuntu 14.04 desktop version-amd64 2nd contains Ubuntu ...
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Installed Ubuntu on USB stick but the default password is not being accepted [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my USB stick using the Universal USB Installer from Pendrive Linux. Everything went well and Ubuntu installed without any problems. I can then select the USB stick ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB - Boots, then reboots?

I downloaded an Ubuntu 14.04 ISO from the Ubuntu webiste, and then installed it via LinuxLive USB creator using 13.10 parameters. If I boot from it from my AMD A10-5800K system, it will get in and I ...
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problems installing unbuntu on a new hard drive

I just built a new system, fresh WD 1TB HDD. I downloaded the iso, ran the program to extract and install it to a usb jump drive. when i try to install ubuntu, i cant get past the 1st ubuntu screen, ...
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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 ...
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Cant install Ubuntu from USB

Here I am with freshly made Ubuntu USB installer ready to boot. I need to boot it because this Ubuntu does not boot, start - could not write bytes broken pipe made me kill my hamster. Anyway since I ...
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14.04 Install disk not booting properly

Whether I use a USB or a DVD, the install program goes directly to an Ubuntu desktop with no mouse. So I added another mouse, but there are no programs, save for Accessibility, Network information, ...
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How do I create a persistent Fedora live usb

I have successfully created a live USB for Fedora 20 on my Ubuntu 12.04 using dd: sudo dd bs=8M if=Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1.iso of=/dev/sdb But I have not been able to find out how to make ...
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“Not downloading file in useable form” error when trying to make a Live USB stick on a Mac

I have downloaded ubuntu onto my Mac but when I click on the file I get message that The Following Disk images couldn't be opened.. Image ubuntu-14.04 reason no mountable file systems. What do I ...
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No Longer Able to Create Live USB

I've tried all of the suggestions I could find from forums and Q&A sites (like this one), but I am still not able to live boot Ubuntu 14.04 from USB. I am using a SanDisk Cruzer 32GB. I have ...
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Resolution after installation is lost

I tried to install Ubuntu into a computer with a Nvidia 7100 graphics. The LiveUSB has a perfect resolution and a perfect response by default. But after the installation, the desktop has a ...
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HP Pavilion Built for Windows Vista hung up

I was trying to put Ubuntu 14.04 onto an HP Pavilion a6320n desktop made to run Windows Vista. Curiously enough, when I tried to boot to the USB, I could get to the point to where it was installing, ...
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error processing package initramfs-tools No space left on device

I have a persistent copy of Ubuntu (made with pendrivelinux) on a 4GB pendrive. I'm trying to install ENG language support (after accidentally deleting it) but I get an error that says: error ...
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Creating a Live USB with minimal files at root?

I want to have an EDC flash drive with the option to boot Ubuntu from it, but the default set up makes for a really messy root directory with all of the important files. Any possible way I can reduce ...
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Enable external boot devices in UEFI

I own an HP Pavilion 5 Notebook which came pre installed with Windows 8. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my system via a LIVEUSB. But my system doesn't detect the LiveUSB during boot. My boot order is ...
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Ubuntu installation on USB

I have a 8GB pendrive which i want to use as my HDD I want the Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on USB and i want possibility to save files on the USB, update the system and so on... I was thinking about ...
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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 ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 with live USB [duplicate]

Is it possible to upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 with live USB?