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

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How to boot Ubuntu-based Distros with Custom Casper Folder Location

I've searched for the last hour or so for this, and haven't had any luck. I've extracted the BackTrack 5 ISO to my usb, and put all the file in the folder "bt5r3-gnome-64". I have already installed ...
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USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
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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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How to meak LiveUSB(Whit Wifislax 4.9) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to make LiveUSB in Ubuntu but I can't, I have tried Unetbootin ( but I can't select USB device), Stick disc creator ( but I cant select .iso file, and the program show me an error), and I have ...
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14.10 fails to boot from live USB on Alienware 14

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on my Alienware 14 (HD 4600/GTX 765M, i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM) and this is what appears. I'm guessing this is an issue with my GPU? How can I get this to work? I'm ...
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Saved the Ubuntu installation file on a USB, now none of my computers read the USB

My pen drive is a Sony, 16GB. It is NOT USB 2.0, ie. it is black in colour not gray or blue. After downloading the ubuntu installayion files onto it, I am unable to use it both on my laptop or my PC. ...
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Problem booting live usb without cdroom

I've got latest ubuntu on liveUSB. I've recently replaced my optical drive with HDD caddy and I can't boot ubuntu anymore, it's stuck at loading screen. I tried to take out hdd caddy, but ubuntu ...
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Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
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Why doesn't my Lubuntu Live-usb drive boot up?

I have a very old [Fujitsu Siemens Amilo][1]. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a [Xubuntu][2] 32 bit. I created ...
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Why doesn't my Live-USB boot up but instead freezes up?

I have a very old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a Xubuntu 32 bit. I created the live USB ...
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Dropbox on persistent liveUSB - how to make Dropbox remember my password and login?

I've made my "own light lubuntu" using uck. I've deleted all the stuff that I don't need - AbiWord, Gnumeric, even software center. I've created it using built-in software on lubuntu. I want to use it ...
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Install ubuntu on Live USB from a Live USB

I have a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 with things I have installed and deleted, and preferences that I've changed on it, and am wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu onto either another USB, or ...
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Syslinux error (1) on 8GB< drive

I have a problem when I try to install Syslinux to my USB flash drive. I have tried these three steps: Re-formatting the drives; this includes re-partitioning. Disabling all security mechanisms ...
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rEFInd recognises Boot drive as “Legacy OS”

I made a Mac-compatible usb boot drive in terminal, but in rEFInd, it says that the drive is something called "Legacy OS."Selecting it does not Boot ubuntu, it instead asks me to insert a bootable ...
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Can't install OR liveboot 14.04.1

At the moment, I'm constantly having "can't find a medium with a filesystem" thrown back at me. This is an improvement from the thousands of squashfs errors I used to get (using a differnet USB drive, ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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Ubuntu live usb freezes at startup

I am using an ASUS computer, and when I use my usb stick I see the grub bootloader. But the moment when I click "try ubuntu" the ubuntu splash logo freezes after a while at the third point (always). ...
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Installing Lubuntu on USB

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a 4-GB usb. My system is 64-bit, running Windows 7 on 64-bit as well, my keyboard is USB and my GFX is Intel HD integrated on Core i3 (first generation 370M). ...
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Running Trusty Tahr in RAM

Is there documentation explaining how to fully decompress the filesystem.squashfs into RAM? The LiveCD has an option "toram", but the casper script copies the entire casper directory, including the ...
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Custom 14.04 ISO doesn't boot into installer, only into Live environment

I try to make a USB-stick with a custom ISO, that I want to get installed when I boot a PC from that stick. The custom ISO with Ubuntu 14.04 'trusty' is generated from 'debootstrap' into a chroot ...
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Computer not booting into live usb

I went to the BIOS of my computer to set it boot from usb first.Already did that but doesn't boot into the live usb. Before, my computer did boot into live usb's.Now, not any more! Any ideas what's ...
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Grub not booting anything

Lenovo g505s with 8.1 per installed Amd a10 processor with 6 gb or ram and 1000tb hd My files are backed up to an external had or sitting in the cloud so that's not really a problem. Shut off secure ...
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What is faster way to use ubuntu from usb?

I installed ubuntu to usb drive as my hdd stopped working and need replacement. However despite that my flash is USB 3.0 it still lags. Maybe if I will create live ubuntu usb ir will run faster than ...
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Boot repair on Live USB problem

I'm trying to recover my Ubuntu boot using a live USB in "try Ubuntu" mode. However, the recommended repair doesn't fix my problem, so I'd love to hear an advice before continuing with an advanced ...
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cant instal ubuntu (try) in lenovo flex 10

I generated USB boot installation Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS but I can not run the trial version in my notebook Lenovo Flex 10 (windows 8.1 installed), the screen, after select the language installation, turn ...
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How to install edubuntu without usb neither dvd boot?

I have got an old PC (2001) and I try to install edubuntu for my children. I downloaded the iso file and install it on a usb key with unetbootin (from ubuntu). I try to boot on this key on my laptop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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