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

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Filesystem recovery using Ubuntu

I have accumulated a number of failed pc's and would like to retrieve all data from them. They all have some form of Windows and I would like to know whether it is possible to remove their hard ...
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How to get Ubuntu to run off a usb stick on RAM?

It's easy to put the iso on a usb stick to either install on a hard drive or 'try' it out. But just trying the latest distro even running on a usb3 stick takes forever to test run. And once there, you ...
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A good program to make Live USB? [duplicate]

I have a few distros ISOs and I want to test them in a Live flash drive. They are Arch Linux, Damn Small Linux, Linux Lite, Porteus, Lubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.10. I can use Boot Disk Creator ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS won't install from live USB

I have an Acer Aspire 5349 laptop and have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I used linux live usb creator and mounted the .iso to the pendrive and I set my laptop to boot first from the usb ...
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No configuration file found - Live USB error

I created a bootable flash drive with ubuntu 14.04 desktop, using the instructions from here http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows However, I got this message when ...
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Installed 13.10 over 14.04 by mistake. Cannot boot into anything!

To start, I'm trying to boot a 14.04 live usb made with unetbootin on my own 14.04. Sometimes it hangs here Sometimes here sometimes at a blank screen and sometimes it boots just fine but ...
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Boot Problem: “Boot Loader; /casper/vmlinuz: read error @ 0”

I have a SanDisk - Cruzer 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black as my usb, I used the link http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop to download Ubuntu 15.04 64-Bit and I used ...
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how do I burn a Live CD onto a USB? [duplicate]

I got the LiveCD from Ubuntu.com and I only have a USB to work with, can I burn a Live CD onto a USB inside windows 8.1? (no disk tray installed, no budget to buy one with). Is it possible, if so, ...
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Ubuntu usb install software on mounted system

I booted Ubuntu via a USB and mounted the partition where 'real' system is installed. How can I switch into this system as a user and install software there?
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Ubuntu Installer Hanging

My Ubuntu installer hangs at the first displayed step of the installation process. This step is the formatting of the drive to ext4 format for Ubuntu to be installed in. I have done a ton of googling ...
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Elementary OS on portable hard drive wont work [closed]

I Recently downloaded Elementary OS (Linux) onto a 1TB external hard drive (Seagate slim). Firstly I created a Live USB using 'Unetbootin' and a 32GB sandisk usb stick. I then plugged the hard drive ...
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Cannot boot into ubuntu even fter running boot repair

I could not boot into ubuntu so i ran boot-repair from USB, got the following summary i still cannot boot into ubuntu, http://paste.ubuntu.com/11455973/
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB

I am looking into geting a Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB and I wanted to know if any one has tried to install ubuntu on it in as a dual boot. I found one review on it that implied that you ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried with Boot-Repair also, Unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried stuff everything, but unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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How can I upgrade packages on a broken ubuntu installation from a live usb?

I downgraded from linux-image-3.19.0-18-generic to linux-image-3.19.0-16-generic and then stupidly removed 3.19.0-18 without thinking. When I rebooted I was unable to load unity and my network ...
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Screen is blanking randomly

I have managed to boot ubuntu on my Intel Atom based tablet (Odys Wintab 10) with the guide provided here: 32-Bit UEFI Boot Support. The touchscreen works quite well, but I soon noticed that there ...
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Ubuntu Live on Pendrive: How can I default booting to Ram Test?

I would like to create some Ubuntu Live pendrive for booting Ubuntu, but most often testing RAM: So, as long as the most usual behavior of this boot manager would be the RAM testing, I would like ...
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How to put Preinstalled UBUNTU Touch Image in usb

I have an x86 tablet and I want to install Ubuntu touch on it I downladed the tar.gz image at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch/daily-preinstalled/20150523/ but since its tar.gz I do not know ...
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How ot install ubuntu on a USB stick and make 100% sure you won't mess your internal HDD install?

I learned the hard way that when you install ubuntu to a usb stick it messes up your boot partition and the install of your internal hdd can't run anymore. Well, what is 100% fool proof way to simply ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro 1,1

So I have a following problem: I have a Mac Pro 1,1 that I got from a friend for free. It had no hard disk, so I put one in. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on it, but so far I'm getting nowhere. ...
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Can not boot from Live USB on Toshiba Satellite Click mini

I've got a new Toshiba Satellite Click Mini and as usual, I'd like to get rid of Windows and Install Lubuntu (15.04) ASAP. So I entered bios settings (FN+F2) and disabled secure boot. Then when I ...
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Ubuntu USB booting when deleted from USB

I recently used an ISO installer and used a USB to install Ubuntu to a laptop. I decided to add a couple different things to the USB so I wanted to delete the recent bootable Ubuntu that was placed on ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04.2 LTS AMD64 boot issue

Fresh install, no dual boot, 2TB brand new HDD, 4GB RAM, brand new Toshiba Satellite NB15T, LUKS encrypted drive, encrypted home folder as well, MD5 checksum's verified, default installation (and ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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Couldn't make pendrive boot-able using UnetBootin

I've an iso file for RHEL in one of my pendrives. Now I want to first make the device bootable, so that later on I can put RHEL as a VM. Now the problem is even after following the instructions to ...
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Suddenly unable to boot from Ubuntu Live USB,

I see there are several similar questions on here, but none exactly matches the problem I think. I created a bootable USB of Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04, via unetbootin, on OS X. The USB live session ...
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Portable installed ubuntu on a Pendrive that boots on UEFI and BIOS [duplicate]

There seem to be quite few tutorials for that but they are either for having both live and installed, or supporting old 32 bit systems and so on and have some complicated steps. I simply want to ...
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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Live USB Stuck at Boot logo on every Distro.

I tried to install a linux OS on a USB. However, after I've tried eOS, Xubuntu and Linux mint, they all failed on the same occation. They all freeze on the logo and never get anywhere. I tried to ...
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Random USB ports turned off and ethernet not working

Bear with me, there's a lot to get through. I built a computer with the intention of writing android software as a project. Initially I installed Ubuntu and I couldn't, for the life of me, get the ...
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Lubuntu Persistent LiveCD with Encrypted Home

I've done a lot of searching on this topic but have yet to find a definitive solution/answer that is easy to follow. I have a 256GB USB3.0 stick, which has two partitions (small FAT32 partition with ...
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Is it possible to respin Ubuntu Minimal using a Live CD?(Or USB)

Trying to make a custom image of Ubuntu based on Ubuntu Minimal. Just wondering if it's possible to boot into a live CD, then edit the ISO it's running off of, then close the live session, saving ...
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Cannot update BIOS on a Lenovo G series laptop [closed]

I own a G50-45. I have already asked this question over at Lenovo's official boards but with no response and Lenovo's website doesn't offer an option to get in touch with support directly. To sum up ...
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make a bootable usb for windows 8.1 recovery in Ubuntu [duplicate]

how do i make a windows 8.1 recovery bootable flash drive in Ubuntu?
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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS.I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways:1. unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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What are the activities anf process that takes place in creating a live usb with Startup Disk Creator?

Question is almost clear, All I want to know is what are the processes that needs to be completed while making a live usb. Are there any similar ways of creating log chart like the bootchart for ...
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I am not able to install ubuntu using usb?

I downloaded ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS iso file from torrent( size 700+ MB)and copied it in the usb. Then I made my usb drive bootable by running command line instructions (since my GUI is not working) from ...
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Live USB not appearing in Boot Menu Acer Aspire V15

I have been stuck on this for days now. I want to install ubuntu and uninstall windows 8.1 on my acer 1.Downloaded ubuntu 14.04/15.04 went smoothly Download linux live usb creator and another live ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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Copy the bootable live CD to USB in ubuntu without installing winusb

I have a installation CD of windows 7 and I want to make boot-able USB from this CD, to install windows 7 to my other computer. I checked a post form A: Convert a live CD to a bootable USB but this ...
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I have no hard drive am running UBUNTU 14.1 live from the USB thumb drive [duplicate]

If I download any Ubuntu add ons such as ubuntu-restricted-extras package where will they be stored? I am just using ubuntu to go online and view some windows Excel programs that I download ,alter ...
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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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Permissions for accessing my Macintosh HD

I'm using Ubuntu live running off a USB stick (14.04) to access my Mac OS hard drive to an external hard drive. I can no longer access my Mac OS drive (it freezes on launch) and I need to back up my ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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How To boot into ununtu or windows

So I installed Ubuntu as a single partition install but deleted my boot partition and now I am unable to boot into into my system, but it runs the Samsung splash screen then restarts. I have tryed ...
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...
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How to make a bootable USB pendrive

This is the first time I've ever tried to install a Linux distro in my PC. I have used Linux already, but that was some years ago and it was a really ugly distro made for schools, so I thought that ...
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Boot-up and Installation issues on my new Lenovo S20-30 Laptop

I own a new Lenovo S20-30 laptop which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled with the hard drive partitioned. I want to convert this laptop to Ubuntu 15.4. with NO dual boot. I want it to be an exclusive ...
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convert .sblive file to .iso

I just created bootable LIVE image of current installed Ubuntu using systemback. the format of the file is .sblive. how do I convert it to .iso?