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how to make a bootable usb from ubuntu 9.04

my boot broke after trying to install 14 from version 10. I am able to start version 9.04 from an old cd but i would like to install the latest 14 which i have now downloaded(iso) to a usb but from ...
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I/O errors at install

I'm pretty sure this is not a duplicate of Problem While installing Ubuntu, before anyone asks. But I'm at a complete loss here. I had a machine running Ubuntu I installed back in June. I didn't write ...
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14.04 live whole screen flickers

Trying to live boot(and install) ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso from a usb-stick and it gets to some login screen before the entire screen flickers or rather rerenders over and over. Machine is ...
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graphical errors with live USB and AMD IOMMU

I have a problem that seems to span every single live USB of any distro I try. It seems ubuntu is the only one I can actually get to boot, but when it does, the main desktop is black, and any ...
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Live USB "Check disk for defects” finds defects but doesn't list them

I downloaded the iso file for XUbuntu. I created a live usb using Pen Drive Linux. I turned on my computer, booted to the XUbuntu installation screen, and selected "check disk for defects". A minute ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu from usb on HP 650 Notebook PC

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10/14.04 on my HP 650 Notebook PC along-side windows 7 Home basic but my system does not detect the bootable USB . Secure boot disabled in BIOS. Legacy boot is ...
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Install Ubuntu/Xubuntu from USB drive: click on “Install Ubuntu” doesn't do anything during more than 30 minutes

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.01 (also I tried to install Xubuntu 14.04.01) on my PC from USB drive. I clicked on "Install Ubuntu" (or "Install Xbuntu") menu and I do not see any reaction. I ...
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Max device/ USB 3.0 port

I wonder and I have a question: How many active device/ USB 3.0 port? Because: I have a USB hub 1 to 8. I connect it to a USB 3.0 of PC but only 6/8 outputs are active. Connecting USB 2.0 is not ...
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With an Ubuntu live USB, does the flash stick get written to?

If I am running Ubuntu or one of its offshoots "live" from a USB flash stick, does the stick get written to, or are there only read operations? How about if persistence is disabled?
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Creating a bootable flash drive

I need to make a bootable Windows 8.1 flash drive and am trying to follow the instructions on this site "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I am confused when I try following the 2nd ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installer stuck while already on liveUSB

i am currently using ubuntu 14.04 from a pendrive, but when i open and try to install the whole system it just gets stuck in this point: Does anybody know why this may be happening? i'd really ...
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HP envy 15, Boot from usb

I'm trying to boot a live usb from an HP envy 15 but I can' seem to do it. I have already entered the bios setup, disabled secure boot, enabled legacy support. But, the bios sasys that when legacy ...
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Ubuntu installation from usb

I have installed ubuntu on my flash drive usb. I am using a mac. Once I plug it in, it asks me to complete an installation. Do I have to do the installation to fully use ubuntu from usb? I can click ...
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If I un(install) packages on a LiveUsb with persistence, will it affect install?

I use a LiveUSB with 14.04 on various machines, I have tweaked it a bit, uninstalled Firefox, installed Chrome, etc, etc. However I was wondering, should I convince some friends to install Ubuntu, ...
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Will (un)installing packages on a liveUSB (Try Ubuntu) affect the installation?

I use a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 and persistence to boot various computers, but I was wondering if installing Chrome, removing Firefox, etc. will affect the install to HDD should I use it.
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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How to increase space on cow device in non-persistent Ubuntu live session without reboot?

In the default Ubuntu live session the copy-on-write space is limited to 1 GB (at least on my Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 live system)[1]. If I install program which require more space, the system runs out of ...
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syslinux -s /dev/sdc1 Permission denied

I've been trying to upgrade using a USB Using a notebook running Ubuntu 12.10 Trying to go straight to 14.04.1 Having trouble with this one bit of code: xxxxx@ubuntu:~$ syslinux -s /dev/sdc1 ...
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I keep getting stuck on the loading screen when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a Hp Pavilion x360 It runs Windows 8.1 Has a Intel Celeron N2820 Processor 4Gb SD ram 350Gb hard drive I disabled Secure Boot and put the computer into legacy mode. I made a bootable usb with ...
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Creating a small, barebones, liveCD

So before I start off I just want to say that I have searched high and low for this and a lot of the customization software I have found either doesn't work or is no longer being developed. So what I ...
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Fix Ubuntu 14.04 installation with Live USB drive

Recently when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I lost my ability to use WiFi. I don't have hard line access. Fortunately I kept an old usb stick around with Ubuntu 10.10 which CAN access the internet ...
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Can I run Ubuntu in live mode permanentely?

I have created a thumb-drive installation disk. I can use that to boot up ubuntu in live mode. Once in live mode I try to install ubuntu on another usb-drive but have some difficulties. Is there any ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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dpkg always failing, complaining about missing package name [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a liveUSB due to a problem with my HDD. Today I was trying to install Steam, but the installation failed every time. Some testing later, I noticed every installation of ...
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unable to create usb stick for windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04

I followed the same process which mentioned in below link to create USB stick for windows: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? But WinUSB throws following error while syncing: ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...
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Why doesn't live USB work in non-UEFI mode?

I have Windows 7 64 bit installed on one partition (the rest of the disk is unallocated). I made a live USB with the latest official Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit ISO. When I boot, there are two USB options: ...
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Startup disk creator won't add new files

I attempted to use the startup disk creator to write an image to an SD card for my Raspberry Pi. So now when I try to use the startup disk creator, the path to the source of the image/ISO file is ...
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How long should it take to load from LiveUSB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB and it's been booting from the USB for at least an hour now. I always installed from a DVD before and I remember it takes a really long time (at least it ...
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Install a different version from what's on my Live USB

I have a 12.04 32-bit Live USB. I want to install 12.04 64-bit on my desktop and I'd rather not burn a USB image all over again just to install Ubuntu once (most of my machines require 32-bit for ...
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Live USB Ubuntu on second partition

Is it possible to put a live ubuntu installation on the second partition of a flash drive? I have a flash drive with 2 partitions: The first one is ~10GB formatted FAT32 for storing files on in ...
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How to make copies of a customised Live USB stick?

I have spent some time and effort customising a Live USB setup of Ubuntu 14.04. I want to make copies of this environment, before it gets corrupted (has happened once recently). I don't want to image ...
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Latest HWE not supported?

I was previously running 12.04, but installed the HWE update since mine was expiring. Upon reboot, at the login screen, it played the default drum sound about 10 times in a row really quickly and then ...
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.1 LiveUSB failing to boot on Sony Vaio vgn-nw240f [duplicate]

I created a LiveUSB using usb-creator-gtk with an MD5-sum verified xubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. I then confirmed the LiveUSB integrity by verifying all its files against md5sum.txt. I then ...
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Pen Drive Bootable problem

When I am trying to make my pendrive bootable it shows an error "There is no enough space for this image" -using startup disk,I have also tried using unetbootin but I am using a 32 GB Kingstone 3.0 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my computer

I have a 16GB USB that I burned the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .iso to using Rufus on my Windows 7 computer. I booted from USB multiple times, changing the USB port, I tried it with UEFI and without. My PC is ...
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How do I run LiveUSB with Persistence so it loads everything into RAM and runs from that?

Noob here. I am looking for a way to use the 6 gigs of RAM in my system. I am primarily using a live USB environment with persistence enabled. I was wondering if there is a way to have the OS loaded ...
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Live USB with OpenVPN

I would like to create an Ubuntu 14.04 live USB to access a remote system. When plugged in a computer, it should constantly monitor if an internet connection is available. If it is, it should send me ...
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Live USB isn't live, I can only try or install

I've tried about 4 times now to create live (by live I mean I can boot ubuntu from it (I think, I'm a newbie to this)) ubuntu usb, to no avail. I want a live usb because my grub isn't showing up since ...
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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Repair Ubuntu broken files under live Ubuntu

My installed Ubunut 14.04 doesn't work well and after splash screen it goes to black screen, and stuck there. I know where the problem is, I have deleted a file (this: ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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Should you use a DVD or USB for a fresh install of Ubuntu?

Some specs in relation to my laptop: 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) Has both usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Will be installing on a msata SSD with no other OS Since Ubuntu gives you the option ...
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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...