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

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Persistent live install, stop auto login SDDM

I have searched all over and have found similar posts, but they are older and for different flavors. I am not interested in doing a full install. This saves a lot of space off a full install. I also ...
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Trying to run live usb of 16.04 Intel NUC5PPYU

I already have 14.04 running and would like to try 16.04 as live usb however it only gets part way through and hangs. My system is an Intel NUC5PPYH 64bit. I have already tried running a 14.04 DVD to ...
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Store LiveUSB settings/apps on hard drive?

I have a 64GB LiveUSB I am using to write this message right now. I am using it because GRUB won't install on my 2TB SSHD, and my primary HDD won't boot, either. I want to make my ...
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How can i install Ubuntu 16? [duplicate]

I am not getting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop version. When i boot by an usb drive it can find the disk image. What can I do?
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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missing syslinux.cfg file for ubuntu 16.04 iso installation on USB

After using installing ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64.iso on to a USB stick (using lili), I get the "boot:" console because the syslinux.cfg file is empty, as explained here. Where can I find an ...
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Problem in booting my computer

While installing windows i accidentally deleted all my files and could not install windows either. Now when i am trying to restart my computer it says no boot device found. I also tried reinstall ...
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Troubles installing Ubuntu USB Live

I have been trying to solve this and I already searched for solutions, but with no luck :( I have just bought an MSI PE60. Windows 10 is installed in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in ...
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dual boot system can't boot from usb

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8.1 both installed on my PC and I want to boot from a USB just to check something, but GRUB does not give me any option to do so. The USB is bootable (I checked it with ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 15.10 from USB - Windows Dualboot [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu on several other machines but cant get it to run on my new build. I'v created a bootable USB drive using the official 15.10 iso from ubuntu using pendrive linux. Secure boot is ...
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How do you make my root system behave like a live system?

One of my friends doesn't have an hdd , so I will install linux distro on a usb stick. It will be a full install just like installing to hdd but it will install on a flash stick instead of hdd. The ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu Live USB, boot priority ignored

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 with the intention of dual booting Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I am now unable to boot using the Live USB. I recreated the USB using the Universal Usb ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 from USB, GRUB still there

I need to install Win 7 on a computer that previously had Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I created a bootable USB with the Windows 7 ISO on it, but I can't boot from it. From the BIOS/UEFI (not sure) I ...
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Why does my live USB keep getting corrupted?

Edit: It turns out I'm dealing with this bug. I have a 14.04 Live USB that I created with UUI. There's a 4 GB persistent image and the flash drive is FAT 32 formatted. It's a 32 GB USB 3 flash drive. ...
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Mac boots into Ubuntu on HDD with rEFInd installed and USB selected

My Setup: Mac mini with rEFInd installed; Dual boot System: Ubuntu 15.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan; When I try to boot from an USB-Stick (live disk), which has a Linux distro on it - currently Arch ...
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Ubuntu on pendrive : proprietary drivers

Is it possible anyway to get system specific proprietary drivers on USB drive which has complete ubuntu installation, so that I can use it on different PCs/Laptops (i installed 32-bit Ubuntu 14.4.4 to ...
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Ubuntu Persistence file on another partition not working

I have made two partitions on my USB flash drive : 1. Partition 1: fat32 (1.9 GB approx) 2. Partition 2: ntfs (hidden, type 17) (1.8 GB approx.) Partition 2 is marked as boot and grub is installed ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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trying to boot Gparted Live from usb stick [closed]

I'm testing a laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. (64bit). I have now made an usb stick with the 64bit version of GParted live. The stick has fat32 format. When booting my laptop (HP Probook 440 G3), I ...
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GRUB not installed!

So I started installing ubuntu server on my MBR only usb through a cd. It was continuing nicely and as it started the process "Selecting and Installing Software". Soon My laptop immediately ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and managed to install version 14 some days ago. That was already really problematic, but somehow worked. I have a GTX970 graphics card, which is not supported by the nouveau driver ...
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Boot Error with Live USB

Ok, so I'm currently running Windows, but want to now use Ubuntu. I downloaded Linux Live USB Creator (LiLi) and also downloaded the 15.10 version of the Ubuntu GNOME ISO from the Ubuntu website. I ...
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USB installation interrupted, now nothing

I put a brand new blank SSD in my old work Dell laptop that I got to buy sans hard drive at its end of life, so there's nothing at all on it. Booted from a thumb drive made with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and ...
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lubuntu live session locks out in trusty 14.04.4

I tried to explore the features of Lubuntu with a view to use it, so I booted Lubuntu 14.04.4 live session but after loading the desktop it just shows the install icon on the desktop and on the first ...
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I installed ubuntu from bootable USB stick. now it wont boot without usb

I installed ubuntu server to a machine using a USB stick. I don't know what exactly happened but now the machine won't start without usb. I tried formatting the usb stick and recreated a bootable USB ...
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Wifi & touchpad don't work in live USB - will they work after install? (Samsung NP900X5L)

I just booted from a live USB image of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop (64bit) on my Samsung laptop and found that the touchpad doesn't work and the wifi device isn't detected (ethernet works fine though). Will ...
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need to load live image without shuting down

I have a Chromebook and want to boot a live image, but I can't find any applications that would allow me to do it. I would like it to be preferably a small app. Or maybe suggest a way to load your ...
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Create live usb from ubuntu-14.04.4-server-amd64

I installed an Ubuntu Server Editition as a virtual machine and I am going to configure it. Is there a way to create a live usb for it? Simply by extracting its current state and use it as a base for ...
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install multiple os in pendrive using grub

I have a pendrive 16gb transcend. I want to install lubuntu and kali in it(live cd image, may be using dd). When I plug in this thumb to a pc it have to show a grub bootloader and have to able to ...
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Clone Ubuntu system to a pendrive and make it bootable?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. Can I clone the entire system with apps, settings, etc on a USB 3 pendrive, and then boot from that on other computers as a portable Ubuntu installation to ...
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15.10 x64 Ubuntu Live CD crashes on MSI GX70

I am trying to install Lubuntu 15.10 64 bit in my MSI GX70 laptop which has Windows 7 preinstalled. I load the ISO onto the USB drive using UNetbootin and then boot as I used to do with my old laptop. ...
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I deleted boot folder (grub rescue mode) + unable to boot from linux live (from usb stick)

1st problem: I have accidentally erased my boot folder. Now I'm stuck with grub in rescue mode, as I am unable to find /boot to satisfy grub. 2d problem: I tried to boot from a live distro (I tried ...
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Operating System Not Found attempting to dual boot in Legacy [duplicate]

I'm seeing tons of similar questions but never this scenario, or at least not with a solution... I have an Acer Aspire laptop, no optical drive, with Windows 10 installed. BIOS is set to Legacy boot, ...
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Fast boot with only 4gb USB drives

I am needing to install a persistent boot that has the swap partition, the persistent boot, and the casper-rw partition instead of the compressed file. What I was thinking is breaking it down like ...
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Does Ubuntu LiveCD automatically create a SWAP partition?

Forgive my noob-tastic question, but I'm very confused by what I'm seeing. I was trying to recover a drive, and was always told to make a LiveCD and run that. When I ran the LiveCD from boot, I ...
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How to play media files with Ubuntu when booted from an USB pen drive? [closed]

I created a bootable pen drive from Ubuntu. When I boot my computer from it I can't open any of my media files such as music & videos. Please tell me how to open these files.
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Ubuntu crash from bootable usb

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.4 using a usb drive, I used that software which mounts and prepares the usb with the disk image. When I attempt to boot from my USB from BIOS, when it gets to ...
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Live usb 14.0.4 upgrade for more driver

I have problem with live USB Ubuntu - it doesn`t see my network card. My question is how can I install more drivers to the live Ubuntu on USB, and where do I configure this? My network card is ...
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Got empty isolinux folder after restarting system

My system runs on windows 8.1. In order to install Ubuntu on my system, I did the following 1. put Ubuntu on my flash drive using universal USB creator. 2. Restarted my system to enter the boot menu ...
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boot from live dvd continue using usb

I've got a bit of a weird problem. I need to get a live version of ubuntu running but the bios hangs/crashes when a bootable usb drive is present in the usb (3.0) drive. I can boot using a linux live ...
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Recovery bootable partition

How to create a partition on my hard drive containing Ubuntu/Windows ISO files so i don't have to create flash drives every time i screw something up? The point of the partition is to keep my iso ...
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How can I get permissions on files from another installation?

After a failed system upgrade my Ubuntu installation doesn't boot anymore, so I'm booting from a live USB key to recover some files I was working on. The problem is, I can't copy them because I have ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop - a LOT of problems!

i've been using Windows my whole life, and i really want to test it out on my Notebook(ASUS F205TA-BING-FD018BS, Windows 10 installed). I have tried several Options in doing so (installing over USB, ...
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ISO converstion [duplicate]

Can any of you guys(Experts in Ubuntu) let me know how to make a ISO file for the boot able use and system installation purpose option like remastersys(We don't have Now) Regards, Chethan
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liveUSB doesn't detect my intel wifi device. Can't enable wifi

I've been trying to install ubuntu on my new computer, HP Envy x360 m6-w102dx but in this computer, the wifi seems to be not recognized. I've been trying to enable it but as shown in dmesg | grep iwl, ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on a lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga

I'm trying to install ubuntu gnome 16.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga. I'm interested in getting gnome 3.18 (or 3.20) for the touchscreen and wacom support. Sadly, I don't have any previous ...
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Creating an ISO from a bootable pendrive (only the used space)

I have a 128GB bootable pendrive with Windows Live on it. I wanted to create an ISO image of this pen-drive so that I can create a bootable pendrive later. This question might seem to be [Duplicate] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS problems with characters

I downloaded an Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS ISO and checked the md5sum.
I burnt it on an USB drive with Unetbootin.
After that I tried Ubuntu from Live USB and I got a problem with characters.
There are ...
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Customized Ubuntu Live USB

So I'm new to Linux in general, and have been trying for the past few days to do something which I didn't think would be too hard. Basically, I'd like to have a persistant bootable Ubuntu 14.04 (Live ...