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

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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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GRUB trouble (installing Ubuntu, dual-booting with OS X)

I want to be able to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu, but have run into an issue (GRUB). Progress so far: I successfully got rEFInd working on El Capitan (disabled System Integrity Protection and Full ...
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How to connect to internet when system graphics is not working and I can use only terminal [closed]

How can I run commands on my system in terminal that require internet connection? I am using a live usb. In my system graphics is not working. And I am unable to connect to internet using terminal.
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Ubuntu desktop version 16.04 install: server version is the only available choice

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop version 16.04 using a USB stick. I have downloaded a program (the one recommended on the Ubuntu website) that turns the USB stick in to a bootable USB stick. I ...
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UEFI - Ubuntu Live USB Hard to boot, can't format partitions

I know other people has asked about this before -because i have tried on those solutions and read those answers- but still i ask because none have worked for me. I'm using a a computer made with the ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my live USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I can boot into the stick and doing so brings me to a black screen with white text which says grub at the top and has four options to choose from: Try ...
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Issue with ubuntu/linux boot and grub [closed]

I have a windows box that I wanted to trial Ubuntu with. So using two usb sticks I used one stick as a Ubuntu installer and installed it onto the other stick. I changed the bois to boot from usb ...
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Can't get Windows 7 USB to work

UEFI BIOS, Hero VII, Xubuntu on a 120GB SSD trying to install Windows 7 on a 2TB HDD I've used WinUSB, UNetBootin, and sudo dd [bs=4M] to straight burn the USB. I can mount the ISO and copy the files,...
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16.04 Installer Crash and “No Bootable Device” with Acer R11

The trouble in Installer Crash and "No Bootable Device" with Acer R11 is nearly identical except for the version and the fact that it has no cd drive - must use USB install. I can "try ...
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LiveUSB creator that works on 14.04

I want to create another LiveUSB of Lubuntu 15.10 or higher with a LiveUSB creator on a Lubuntu 14.04 LiveUSB. Last time I checked, 14.04-14.10 doesn't work AT ALL. It creates the disk and the disk ...
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Corrupt pendrive after making live Ubuntu installer

I have sandisk 8GB I had kali linux installed. I tried to create Bootable live Ubuntu pendrive. I went to the terminal and issued the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k ...
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BIOS doesn't recognize live usb after moving to different slot

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, and I downloaded Kali Linux 2016.1 (.iso), and made a persistence usb to boot into. It was working, but I needed to change slots since I didn't realize my microUSB adapter ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto an OS X bootable and encrypted USB stick?

Im trying for now 3 days to install Ubuntu Desktop on an encrypted USB stick that is bootable by OS X. Preface: I tried it several times, destroyed 3 OS X installations, x Ubuntu installations and ...
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issue : USB-LIVE Lubuntu ntpdate time is not getting sync

I am trying to boot from USB and sync time using "ntpdate" command from a windows PC as ntp server. OS : Lubuntu live usb when i run the ntpdate command it is getting executed and the date is set ...
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Making bootable usb via Make Startup Disk

So, i need to make my usb bootable windows, i cannot select the .iso file. (need it for Dual Booting with linux & windows, cannot boot to windows )
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i installed xubuntu and cant find how to make a bootable usb on it

I installed xUbuntu and am not a huge fan of it. I want Ubuntu back and can't figure out how to make a bootable usb on XUbuntu. Please tell me my options
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Live USB or Live Install better for my needs

The question to be answered is... Which type of installation should I use on my USB (Live USB or full installation or an other options??) and how would I go about doing so to meet all my requirements?...
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Ubuntu Kylin stuck at blue welcome screen

Recently I had installed Ubuntu Kylin on a 32GB USB hard disk (The internal one is not an option currently), and after installing it I am presented with an unchanging "Ubuntu Kylin" blue welcome ...
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I can't boot my ubuntu usb on my laptop

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. I created a bootable Ubuntu stick, deactivated secure boot and fast boot, created a booting destination of the USB port, and chose to boot from ...
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System wont regonize installation

I have Dell Vostro 15 and he wont regonize installation of ubuntu 16.04 or 14.04. I only have one system. I installed everything normal, after install he ask me to restart in order to make new ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS live USB stops working after initial software update

*Afterthought: with 16GB to work with, does it make more sense to just install full Ubuntu onto the USB, instead of running live with persistent storage? Steps to replicate my problem: From Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

How do I add a persistent partition into Ubuntu Gnome when running it from a USB? I'm sure I'm going to get a reply with another guide, but I've been attempting this for days and they aren't solving ...
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How to Start Persistent Ubuntu 16.04 in Macbook?

I am trying to find a way to run my Macbook Air 2013-mid from the external media (usb) containing Persistent Ubuntu 16.06, see here for the creation of the stick: Fixing the EFI partition Update ...
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Ubiquity Do not create users

I create my own distro for school computer and everything is good but ubiquity installer not create user I try to edit casper.conf file and lightdm but it doesn't help me Maybe my live user is ...
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Question about Kodibuntu auto-login default session location? [closed]

My apologies for mistakes in terminology. I only know enough to be dangerous. OK so I'm running live USB Kodibuntu. I have a casper-rw which keeps data from session to session. The OS automatically ...
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Installing Ubuntu on USB Flash Drive

I know there are many answers to this question on askubuntu and google.com. I have to ask for suggestions and difference between Live USB Installed USB I want to install Ubuntu on ...
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Reinstalling critical files in Recovery Mode

I might have accidentaly purged some critical files, causing my Kubuntu 14.04 to not boot past the startup logo. By entering the recovery mode from a LiveUSB, and running sudo apt-get install -f, I ...
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Winusb doesn't install on Ubuntu 16

So I tried everything in the other issues about this, tried to use apt-get install -f, and it actually remove winusb package, sounds like winusb is impossible to install on ubuntu 16, I tried to ...
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Create Windows 7 bootable usb without unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys?

How can I create a bootable windows 7 usb without Unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys? It is the windows 7 ultimate sp1 disc. I have tried the following: using gparted, create ntfs partition manually ...
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Grub rescue error: Unknown Commands + Unknown FileSystem + Live Usb

I have been given an Asus EEE Pc 1201PN where Ubuntu and Windows 7 used to live in a dual-boot. When running Windows 7, the Ubuntu partition has been erased and thus, Grub is not working anymore when ...
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Install from a USB but while in Linux

I'm trying to install from a USB with ubuntu but the laptop is pretty old and for some reason the setup wouldn't find the USB in the boot priority menu. How do you start the installation from within ...
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Is Persistence too small for installing 16.04?

While I tried again to install 16.04 on pre-formatted LUKS + lvm2, I created an USB(3) live stick (with usb-creator-gtk, from 14.04). There I choosed a permanence of 4 GiB, for preserving my ...
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How to Copy System With Systemback of Persistent Live Ubuntu?

System: Dell customer PC Studio XPS 8100 PC, i5 2009, 16 GB; which uses Legacy boot. Active on Persistent Live Ubuntu 16.04. SATA connection to HD-500GB which has System of Ubuntu 16.04 which I want ...
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Discussion/Needing Help (Acer Aspire ES1-512-P0SY)

As said in the title, I want to discuss of why Linux (here more specifically Ubuntu) sometimes will not work. Here's my situation: I currently have an Acer Aspire ES1-512-P0SY and I feel like this ...
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How to make a live usb persistent

I am running a live CD with Ubuntu 16.04 and I am trying to create a persistent image on a usb. I have tried everything, but nothing is working. I am on a Toshiba satellite c-50 b. Please help, it ...
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Boot Option : ACPI=off

acpi=off is the only way to USB Live Ubuntu/Lubuntu, which eventually shows up only 1 processor (for i7 6700HQ), no power option, no brightness control etc. There are couple of people suffering from ...
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Where is the persistent option for Startup Disk Creator in 16.04?

The Startup Disk Creator no longer shows the option to create a persistent drive. How do I get back this setting in the application?
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Can't boot from live USB

I have a laptop whose hard drive has failed (beeps upon startup and displays "no boot device"). I would like to install Ubuntu from a live USB onto another USB, from which I will boot the computer in ...
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boot-repair after linux installation, without internet connection

I have a tablet dell venue pro 11 with Windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on dual boot. Before installing, I partitioned directly from the linux usb stick, I created three ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB Install wants to format other hard drives

Running Install Ubuntu using Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB results in reformatting all swap drives. In addition swap is using existing swap partitions on found hard drives instead of just the swap partition ...
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Multiboot from USB harddrive

I'm trying to set up an external drive I can use to boot 1 of 4 OSes (Ubuntu 16.04, Tails 2.3, Kali, & Trinity 3.4 which a friend recently brought to my attention). I've tried using YUMI, & ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS fresh install fsck freeze

I have just installed lubuntu 16.04 on EEE PC, but I am unable to start it because on startup fsck runs and it freezes at: /dev/sda1: clean, 121552/9707520 files, 1258598/38812416 blocks And no ...
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Error while running 'modprobe -v usb-storage' during 16.04 install

This is a server which already has 32 bit Ubuntu 14 installed but I would like to reinstall with 64 bit which it does support. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 as I have done many times before but ...
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Can't format Ubuntu installation stick

I've made an USB installer stick from Windows with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , now I'm trying to format it from Ubuntu. When I try to format I get this error : This partition cannot be modified because it ...
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How to Make Persistent Live Ubuntu of 16.04?

I need the persistent live Ubuntu of preferably 16.04 because I need to rescue my whole encrypted HDD of 16.04 as discussed in the thread How do I add myself back in sudo group in Encrypted HDD of 16....
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How do I add myself back in sudo group in Encrypted HDD of 16.04 with Strict Security Policies?

I know the threads How do I add myself back as a sudo user?, Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD, ... This thread is about how to add a sudo user back without root and other strict security ...
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Trying to make a bootable usb that I can use for Ubuntu

So I am trying to make a bootable usb drive so I can test out Ubuntu. I have burned it to the usb, disabled fast boot etc. and everything I can find I'm supposed to do, but when I go in the BIOS Menu ...
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Enabling onboard WiFi during USB install

How do you enable an onboard WiFi adapter that's not detected by the live USB installer? (I'm starting from Windows 10 and creating a USB boot device with Universal USB Installer.) My motherboard is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 live CD not accepting password for wifi - Ralink RT3290

Ubuntu 16.04 live CD is not accepting wifi password for the WPA2 wifi network. Wifi is Ralink RT3290 pci express wifi card. The wifi card is working with Ubuntu 15.10 live CD. Wifi driver rt2800pci ...
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Kernel not found when booting a 16.04 USB on HP Pavilion g6 [duplicate]

I created a live USB from the Ubuntu 16 AMD64 iso using Startup Disk Creator. But every time I try to boot from the USB, it shows the error vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image. I have an HP ...