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'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 ...
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USB ports not responding at times in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at startup but works after a reboot

I have a dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. At startup USB ports not responding at times but works after a reboot.
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Ubuntu loads off USB but won't install, also asks for username and password

this is my first time here. I have Ubuntu 13.04 running on my laptop and I read that it is longer supported which made me went ahead to download 16.04LTS. Using ubuntu's startupdisk creator, I ...
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No ACPI video bus was found

Today, when I turned on my computer, I got a message on a black screen every time it rebooted, which was "No ACPI video bus was found" How can I fix this?
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Can't start Ubuntu from USB flash drive

I'm trying to test ubuntu on this old laptop I happen to have but I can't get past the boot menu. I choose the option to test ubuntu and when I press enter it freezes. There's no error messages or ...
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Can I use Docker Machine on Ubuntu Snappy?

Can I run Docker Machine (and Virtual Box) on Snappy? Are there smaller docker images that work better than others? For example: https://hub.docker.com/r/tatsushid/tinycore/ My Goal: Run Docker ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB Gnome Terminal not opening by any means

Just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 - i686 and created a live USB with LiLi USB installer. While Trying Ubuntu, can't open Gnome Terminal, neither by clicking the icon, nor by ctrl+alt+t. Can anyone assist ...
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How to fully delete Ubuntu and make portable USB with WIndows and install it [duplicate]

I've spent my whole day trying to create a bootable USB stick with Windows on Ubuntu 14 and install Windows. I have tried almost all ways described here and on the other websites, but my USB stick ...
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“Cannot configure common clock” error when installing Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu from an USB stick that I created using an ISO image and it gets to the loading screen that has 2 symbols, that I can only describe as a keyboard and a stick figure, and ...
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Writing ubuntu img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64....
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Trying to boot from usb stick but I get to GRUB instead

I already have Ubuntu Studio 14.04 alongside Windows 7, but I'd like to try the latest version of the OS that I flashed on a USB stick. However, even if I select to boot from USB on my computer's boot ...
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Lost all the files after restart Linux14.04

How can I login the same account when start Linux, cause each time I shutdown the Linux(A liveUSB), all the documents were gone when restart again. I want to set an account when each time I start ...
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16.04LTS: Any way to install Adobe Flash on a live USB

I am currently in a bit of a pickle, for quite some time I have been running both Linux (Arch to be exact) and Windows on two separate HDD's. After my Win drive failed I decided to save up for two 1TB ...
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live-USB Casper Partition

I had no issues with this in 15.04 or 15.10, so I suspect this is new to 16.04. I have frequently used the Universal USB Installer to create Live USBs with a casper-rw file for persistence. Once two ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not booting from USB

I tried to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu 16.04. When booting from the USB I only see a black screen with a blinking cursor though. Here are the different attempts I've tried: Download the Ubuntu ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using a bootable USB stick

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade my version of Ubuntu to the latest 16.04 LTS release. One way to do that is using the update-manager. Is there any other way to do it ? Like using a bootable ...
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Live USB distros won't stay connected to internet

After booting an Ubuntu 14.04 Live from USB I connect to the internet everything works great for a few seconds, then the internet stops working. It doesn't say it's disconnected or anything like that, ...
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Are there any know errors in the Ubuntu 16.04 bootable USB sticks that we create with the disk creator?

I have just created a bootable USB stick with the new ubuntu 16.04 iso. The md5 check gives me that everything is fine with the iso I make it from, but when I check for errors on the USB pendrive. I ...
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Lenovo Tablet - Ubuntu USB Installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Yoga2 tablet and I have not been able to run the bootable USB drive with the installation files. How can I do it? It's running Windows 10. I have tried ...
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Solved ! Grub Installation Failed Ubuntu 16.04 fresh Installation, Unable to Boot form USB

I was trying to fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 on DELL 3521, Previously i was using 15.04. System was getting slow so i wanted to install fresh, I deleted the /, /boot, /swap and recreated. There are ...
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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 settings/apps/...
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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 ...