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

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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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How to fix “convert failed - internal error of file system” while creating a bootable USB stick on OSX?

I am using mac OSX 10.4.11. I am following the Ubuntu tutorial "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X". I am stuck in step 3: $ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/ubuntu.img ...
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Ubuntu USB with fully installed version [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to have a fully functional USB with programms I'd like to install (e.g.Dropbox) I can only find Live USB with the option to add a persistent partition. However, there's no ...
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Ubuntu Live USB Takes So Long to Start

Can't unmount /cdrom: device or resource busy This takes so long when starting Ubuntu 12.04 from a live usb. Any solutions?
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Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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live usb wont work with windows 8

Everytime I try starting the computer with the flash drive in, It just flashes the Lenovo logo as it would normally do, but except it does not stop. it looks as if it is in an infinet loop. As soon i ...
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Flashing cursor before installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 to a new system, this is my first setup of this so I'm a little new to it. When installing Ubuntu I get to a screen asking to try Ubuntu without installing, or ...
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Can I upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 on a Live USB with persistent partition? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live USB hard drive with casper-rw partition and thinking of upgrading it to 14.04. I know that I cannot (and should not) upgrade the kernel (I set apt to lock ...
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How do I reformat HDD to NTFS with Ubuntu on a bootable USB

So I need to install Windows on my Hard Drive and I'm trying to use Ubuntu to reformat the HDD to NTFS. These are the steps I will take: Create a bootable USB with Ubuntu Boot from USB ??? Remove ...
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How to properly burn and install Ubuntu 13.10 from USB-stick or DVD?

A few months ago, I've downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 .iso file and made an usb flashdrive of it. It did not work, the boot seemed to start (that purple screen shows up) but not the screen asking about ...
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Try Ubuntu 13.10 from usb not showing all drives

I'm booting from a USB drive and selected the option Try Ubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10). Once it starts, it is showing only 2 partitions, the one where windows is installed and the other as unlabeled (this ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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Live version works fine, but installation crashes

So I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 via USB drive. Downloaded *.iso file, then used a program to create LiveUSB. Then rebooted to check if it works fine and it did. I got impressed and decided to ...
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live- rw & home-rw partitions not recognised by persistent live USBs

0 down vote No matter which way I produce a live usb, unless I set up a home-rw partition on the hard drive it will not let me login into the Persistent option. System will not recognise the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 LiveCD - MS Surface Support

I have been working on a custom Ubuntu LiveCD based on 13.10 x64 for the MS Surface Pro tablet I have been given at work. The goal is not to install Ubuntu on the device, but rather work in a LiveCD ...
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Live boot from partition of USB (or just don't use up whole USB)

Is there a way to create a bootable USB stick that doesn't take up the whole disk? I have a 16GB USB but would like to also have some music on it. Can it be partitioned or something?
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Partition Magic USB Creation on Ubuntu [closed]

I want to create a Partition Magic bootable USB, but I don't have the necessary software to do this. I tried Startup Disk Creator but the program can't open the Partition Magic ISO.
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Low graphics mode error (12.04) live usb [duplicate]

When I tried Ubuntu with the live usb I got the message that my system was running in low graphics mode. There was no mouse. When I pressed enter i got 4 options. How can I get out of this? Computer ...
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Terminal Switched name to “Server” after running “hdiutil” command

I downloaded the .iso file from the Ubuntu website and I was at step 3 and instead of running the entire command I only ran hdiutil in terminal. My terminal normally said Sonnys-Macbook-Pro:~ ...
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Problems loading Live Disk

Very new Linux user here, trying to get into litecoin mining. Before all of my equipment came in, I installed a live version of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a USB, then used that to install full version onto ...
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What programs can I use to burn a Windwos 7 iso on a USB? [duplicate]

WinUSB keeps on freezing. Unetbootin doesn't work, and neither does Tuxboot. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
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Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live USB created with UNetbootin either not recognised or “Disk Error” on Dell D630 BIOS A17

I know, I know, this question has been asked so many times but I have searched and searched and tried and tried but I can't get it to work. I'm running Windows XP on my Dell D630. I downloaded the 64 ...
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Boot problem, stuck in BusyBox

I updated the system yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. After a little while, I started having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in ...
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Keep finding errors when checking for file defects!

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit and created a live USB. But when check for defects before installation I always get 2 - 3 errors. I re-downloaded the ISO file, tried three different live USB ...
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Can't upgrade using a liveUSB, through the newer version is recognized [duplicate]

I run a 13.04 on one of my laptops, now someone brought me the 13.10 iso image (I work in rural Africa), yet upgrading to 13.10 didn't work: I created a liveUSB I rebooted from it Chose "Install ...
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Live USB on a 2-partition usb-drive

I was wondering if I could have 2 partitions on a USB-drive that would allow me to boot on my key as a regular USB-installation-disk (partition1), and another partition for regular storage under ...
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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 ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I need to uninstall ubuntu but i cant find how to for my situation. I have ubuntu and windows xp both installed on my computer. However, the windows xp came preinstalled so i dont have the cd. I do ...
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Ubuntu Boot-Stick

I'm trying to create an Ubuntu Live USB I following the steps from "Universal USB Installer 1.9.5.2" but I have the same error every time: 0 Cannot open autorun.inf The Ubuntu iso is the latest ...
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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 ...
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Booting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer from USB stick

I receive the following rather cryptic error message when following the instructions on how to create a bootable USB stick on Windows on ubuntu.com using Windows 8: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 ...
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Unetbootin ubuntu error

I used unetbootin to make a bootable flash drive installed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. It finished and rebooted. When i selected my flash drive from the boot menu it started an automatic boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 bootable USB shows black screen with blinking cursor only

I used this Universal USB Installer and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso (MD5 verified) http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ But all I get is black screen with cursor ...
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Cannot install any distro (I tried USB and DVD)

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB live flash drive with no success. I got a message box with an error message similar to this: Installation Failed The installer encountered an ...
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Booting from USB unsuccessful

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit installed, and would like to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit iso file. Then I used Startup Disk Creator to make my new 16 GB ...
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First launch from USB drive

I recently downloaded, prepared to use from USB and launched Ubuntu 13.10, but as it is for now I'm getting only problems. This is what I get when launching any of all boot options: calling ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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How to make a live USB for mac (using Ubuntu)

I want to make a live USB of Ubuntu 13.10 for an Intel Mac. I am using my Ubuntu PC to do this, I think there has to be a certain filesystem to use for the flash drive. I have looked online, but I got ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB drive on a Windows XP computer?

My computer is a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. I followed the directions to create a bootable USB using the Linux Pendrive Installer at Ubuntu.com. I have tried editing the boot ...
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Live USB on multiple disks

I currently use Ubuntu gnome 13.10 on a USB drive as a backup os, but I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer too yet, would it be possible to have a live USB (or install to usb) ...
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Formatting a USB flash drive as ext4

I'm making a custom bootable USB flash drive with a persistent partition. Formatting the partition as ext2 obviously makes the filesystem very sensitive to improper unmounting. I remember a while back ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 Live USB “an operating system not found” error

I have a Dell that is a few years old, trying to install Ubuntu on it just for something new to try. The computer currently has windows 7, which will boot and run fine, but I'd like to wipe the whole ...
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Attempted to Install ubuntu 13 from USB, instead booted Busybox 1.20.2 ash

As a sort of project, I was attempting to install Ubuntu 13 onto my 2008 vintage eMachines eMD620-5777(has an AMD Athlon 64 processor inside).Note that I am entirely new to Linux (android included). I ...
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Screen: loss of colour issue but not on liveusb

I am not sure if I will make this clear but I have an issue with my motherboard. I have a asus Sabertooth Z77 and running 2x amd HD7990 graphic cards on a watercooling loop. Unfortunately in the last ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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Is it possible to create read-only live USB stick for Ubuntu?

Is it possible to create bootable live USB stick with Ubuntu that does not allow writing anything to it, similar to live CD?
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How can I access my home folder in a live usb directly?

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04 from an 'updated' live usb. By updated I mean I had installed other softwares, removed others, run updates and upgrades, etc. To my surprise, the newly ...
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Make a bootable image of installed linux

Is there a way to create a bootable disk of the installed linux OS retaining all the settings and programs. i.e i'd wanted to restore all the settings and installed programs of my OS when i install it ...