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

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Bootable Ubuntu Studio USB flash drive is reported to be not readable on Mac OS X

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and I'm trying to set up my computer to dual boot with Ubuntu Studio. In order to create a bootable USB flash drive with the installer, I followed the steps from this ...
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How do I make a live USB of an AMD64 iso that has persistence?

I have used both the Startup Disk Creator and UNetbootin to successfully make live USB's with persistence for use on 32-bit machines using the i386 iso. Following the same procedures, I can make ...
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how do you boot a standard bash prompt from alternate cd

I need to rescue my 12.04 installation from a serious disk corruption (symptoms are root file system reports that it's full even though several gigs are available and there is no visible file or files ...
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How to boot Ubuntu on a USB external HD without BIOS support?

I am still trying to find a solution to this problem: boot Xubuntu 12.04 from a USB 2.0 external HD when the PC's BIOS does not allow booting from a USB. I have tried plop, and plopkexec. That didn't ...
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Avoid TRY/INSTALL selector on 12.04

I have a live (persistent) 12.04 ubuntu distro set up on my pendrive I use for recovery/install purposes. Every time I boot the distro it asks me if I want to install ubuntu. How can I automatically ...
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Custom Live CD using UCK boot to ram

I am trying to create a custom live iso that automatically boots to ram on startup. So I need the ISO I create in UCK to setup toram each time I burn it to a disc or install it on a flash drive. ...
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Recovery menu persistent live CD

I am attempting to get into the Recovery Menu console is there a difference entering Recovery Menu between installed and live CD persistent? Can rescue mode be entered on a live persistent USB? I ...
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LiveUSB AND LiveCD not letting me install 14.04

Once the purple screen with the keyboard and person appear, I press enter and get taken to a language screen. Once there, I select English, press F6, and then set nomodeset so that it has an ''x' next ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from flash drive, pixelated screen

I am booting live booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. At the setup screen (this is the first boot), the screen is very pixelated rendering the software unusable. I am unable to get past the setup ...
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Live usb won't connect to a network created by other ubuntu laptop

I have a laptop running 12.04 and I created a network using the wifi-direct feature. I can connect other laptops to it, cellphones, toasters, washermachines, just about everything. Except a another ...
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my libre office is not saving any documents

my libre office is not saving any document. Whenever I tried it's suggesting to force quit the file. what should I do? Thanks bandhan
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Problems Changing Plymouth Boot Screens for Live USB

I am trying to create a very simple tool on a USB stick. I have created a Ubuntu live CD that boots up does a sudo fsck -y /dev/sda1 and then does a sudo shutdown -h now to perform a simple disk ...
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PC does not boot from Ubuntu live USB

My PC does not boot from the Ubuntu live USB that I made to install Ubuntu. What it can be? I tried installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine with the same iso and I had no problems, but when I restart ...
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Can't get persistent filesystem with Live USB

I have been trying to create a Ubuntu LiveUSB drive with a persistent filesystem, as I will need to use this same operating system with the same softwares and configurations in different machines. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS live USB boot error (gfxboot.c32:not a valid COM32R image)

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) lts. I made a bootable usb stick. But I keep receiving this error message upon booting: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 20110518 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al ...
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Ubuntu Live .bashrc not copied over to tty1, but copied for telnet session

I just built a live version of Ubuntu 14.04 using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I edited /etc/skel/.bashrc and upon power up, I'll be taken to the ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install fails with Via S3 UniChrome Pro graphics

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro laptop(it's quite old yes, has about 30GB Hard Drive and I think 192mb of RAM) which currently has Windows XP installed (which I'd ...
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Hard-disk is not detected

I tried the laptop (SamsungR530, corei3) of my brother, who somewhat 'broke' it: the laptop shutdowns after 30minutes or more. The fan is working, near the fan it seems a bit hot, I used after a ...
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14.04 boot failure on installation from USB

I bought a new HP PC (details below) intending to replace W8.1 with Ubuntu. Boot failed with both 12.04 LTS and 14.04LTS. The details below are pretty much the same for both. The system gets as far ...
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serial redirect from 12.04 server usb installer

I have downloaded 12.04.4 LTS server iso (64 bit) and used netbootin to create a bootable usb thumb drive for the purpose of installing ubuntu server on a dell r620. I have serial console connected ...
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installing Ubuntu or Mint from USB

I'm trying to create a live USB to install Mint 16. My laptop can boot from USB 100% ( I have installed windows 7 from USB) The problem is, whenever I use any tool to create a live USB to install ...
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USB drive won't boot iso after customizing GRUB. boot flag is set

I recently customized GRUB and it works very nicely; the computer boots quickly to ubuntu or win7 --- whatever i choose. But, now when i go into bios, select boot from usb stick ---when it restarts it ...
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Live USB boot failure: “No Default or UI configuration directive Found”

I'm new, so i beg your pardon from the outset. I've reviewed a few other people's questions who had the same problem. I'm an utter noob to linux and would love to give it a try. hence the bootable ...
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problems installing unbuntu on a new hard drive

I just built a new system, fresh WD 1TB HDD. I downloaded the iso, ran the program to extract and install it to a usb jump drive. when i try to install ubuntu, i cant get past the 1st ubuntu screen, ...
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How can I turn off the Try Live or Install Ubuntu Option from a Live USB 14.04 install?

newb here. I tried the stuff I could find by changing the isolinux.cfg file, but my install seemed to become very unstable. I would like the usb to boot up automatically, but also land on a user ...
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HP Pavilion Built for Windows Vista hung up

I was trying to put Ubuntu 14.04 onto an HP Pavilion a6320n desktop made to run Windows Vista. Curiously enough, when I tried to boot to the USB, I could get to the point to where it was installing, ...
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Unable to write usb loader to stick

Make Startup Disk fails with many line of problems with 'phyton' in it 2 dif programs react the same, ie not ready to write to usb It appear like 'phyton' code is responsible like fails to refresh ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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can't access drives with persistent liveUSB

Due to Windows 7 boot error I've decided to make a liveUSB as a possible fix method. I used a 4 GB USB stick and dedicated 1 GB as persistent. On first boot everything was fine but from the second ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 13.10 with either DVD or USB Error 8000

I am new to Ubuntu and would love to try it, but the problem is that i am not able to install using DVD or USB. My computer is old: core2duo, 2GBram, 500Gb HD,etc. When I try booting a windows OS ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...
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My Samsung Ativ Smart PC (500T) wont install Ubuntu

I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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How to fix “convert failed - internal error of file system” while creating a bootable USB stick on OSX?

I am using mac OSX 10.4.11. I am following the Ubuntu tutorial "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X". I am stuck in step 3: $ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/ubuntu.img ...
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Live version works fine, but installation crashes

So I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 via USB drive. Downloaded *.iso file, then used a program to create LiveUSB. Then rebooted to check if it works fine and it did. I got impressed and decided to ...
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live- rw & home-rw partitions not recognised by persistent live USBs

0 down vote No matter which way I produce a live usb, unless I set up a home-rw partition on the hard drive it will not let me login into the Persistent option. System will not recognise the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 LiveCD - MS Surface Support

I have been working on a custom Ubuntu LiveCD based on 13.10 x64 for the MS Surface Pro tablet I have been given at work. The goal is not to install Ubuntu on the device, but rather work in a LiveCD ...
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Terminal Switched name to “Server” after running “hdiutil” command

I downloaded the .iso file from the Ubuntu website and I was at step 3 and instead of running the entire command I only ran hdiutil in terminal. My terminal normally said Sonnys-Macbook-Pro:~ ...
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Problems loading Live Disk

Very new Linux user here, trying to get into litecoin mining. Before all of my equipment came in, I installed a live version of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a USB, then used that to install full version onto ...
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Boot problem, stuck in BusyBox

I updated the system yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. After a little while, I started having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in ...
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Keep finding errors when checking for file defects!

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit and created a live USB. But when check for defects before installation I always get 2 - 3 errors. I re-downloaded the ISO file, tried three different live USB ...
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Ubuntu Boot-Stick

I'm trying to create an Ubuntu Live USB I following the steps from "Universal USB Installer 1.9.5.2" but I have the same error every time: 0 Cannot open autorun.inf The Ubuntu iso is the latest ...
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Unetbootin ubuntu error

I used unetbootin to make a bootable flash drive installed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. It finished and rebooted. When i selected my flash drive from the boot menu it started an automatic boot ...
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First launch from USB drive

I recently downloaded, prepared to use from USB and launched Ubuntu 13.10, but as it is for now I'm getting only problems. This is what I get when launching any of all boot options: calling ...
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How to make a live USB for mac (using Ubuntu)

I want to make a live USB of Ubuntu 13.10 for an Intel Mac. I am using my Ubuntu PC to do this, I think there has to be a certain filesystem to use for the flash drive. I have looked online, but I got ...
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Live USB on multiple disks

I currently use Ubuntu gnome 13.10 on a USB drive as a backup os, but I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer too yet, would it be possible to have a live USB (or install to usb) ...
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Attempted to Install ubuntu 13 from USB, instead booted Busybox 1.20.2 ash

As a sort of project, I was attempting to install Ubuntu 13 onto my 2008 vintage eMachines eMD620-5777(has an AMD Athlon 64 processor inside).Note that I am entirely new to Linux (android included). I ...
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Screen: loss of colour issue but not on liveusb

I am not sure if I will make this clear but I have an issue with my motherboard. I have a asus Sabertooth Z77 and running 2x amd HD7990 graphic cards on a watercooling loop. Unfortunately in the last ...