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

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Usb Live No hardisk

Ok so i own a Toshiba laptop , and the thing is my hdd went bad,but i had a USB flash drive with i live CD Ubuntu on it. Now i don't have and hdd plugged in my laptop I'm only with a flashdrive. ...
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How to install Grub2 under several common scenarios

I feel the community has long needed a clean guide on how to install Grub2 under a a few extremely common scenarios. I will accept answer as solved when it has one section per scenario and assumes ...
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12.04 live usb unable to boot Clevo m98nu

I placed 12.04 on usb with yumi. grub loads fine, and upon choosing either 'try it' or 'install it', code runs up the screen. display of text disappears as normal, but then it hangs up and the caps ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down ( going to black screen ) 12.04

I am currently using a USB persistent install of Ubuntu. Its a simple 4GB drive with a 2.8GB partition (casper-rw storage partition). I setup an administrator account and set it to login ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on HP Pavilion DV4 1514DX

I'm having trouble installing 12.04.1 on my HP Pavilion dv4 1514dx. The installation crashed after copying files and just as configuring apt started. I tried to report the crash details but the ...
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How do I install Windows XP from Ubuntu Live Pen Drive? [closed]

I've tried to install Windows XP in my mom's netbook, the problem is best described here. In the comments someone says that I can format the HDD with a pendrive of Ubuntu, and then reformat the HDD ...
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Using USB as bootable disk but not showing any “install from using usb” option

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 using usb pendrive. I have made USB bootable. Setup starts but it's not showing "install from USB" option. It shows only "Install Ubuntu".
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Instruct Ubuntu to boot to RAM from flash drive using unetbootin

I have used UNetbootin to create an installable / live bootable flash drive from Ubuntu 12.04. However that didn't preserve the normal Ubuntu boot menu which allows to me to enter advanced options. It ...
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Can't get 12.04 64bit stick to boot

I'm an experienced Linux user, but now I've got a problem. For usual I install my OS via USB sticks, like that I've handled it with 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04 (32 bit), and it always worked ...
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Can't install alternate CD from USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 with full hard disk encryption. After downloading and installing the Ubuntu live CD, I learned that truecrypt doesn't support full disk encryption on Linux. I also ...
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Booting from LiveUSB stops at purple screen

I followed the instructions for creating a bootable USB stick. When I attempt to boot from the USB, however, Ubuntu will not fully run. I am able to get a plain purple screen with the word Ubuntu in ...
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Creating flash drive from OS X broke my USB?

I downloaded Ubuntu .iso file from ubuntu.com and wanted to make a bootable USB stick from my MacBook Pro, I use OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). I followed instructions from here. When I did do the sudo ...
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Booting the liveCD/USB in EFI mode fails on Samsung Tablet XE700T1A

My tablet is Samsung Series 7 Slate (XE700T1A-A02FR (French Language)). It operates an Intel Sandy Bridge architecture. The main issue about this tablet is that it ships with an installed Windows 7 in ...
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Running Ubuntu from a USB Stick - Can't Locate any Files in Windows partition

I just tried running Ubuntu from a USB Stick and I can't locate any files created under XP - documents, photos, etc. Can't even find the C: drive. Am I doing something wrong?
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How to create a bootable USB stick?

I am looking at this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu I need to create a boot disk to test Ubuntu to make sure it will run on a PC (Compaq Mini CQ10-120LA) I was ...
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error when trying to boot from usb

I used unetbootin to create a live-usb of ubuntu 12.04, but when i try to boot it only gets to a black screen with 'SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-1--22 EDD COPYRIGHT (C) 1994-2-1- ...' written on it. I use Acer ...
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Copying files from hard disk to LiveUSB

I am very new to Ubuntu. I am using the latest desktop version of Ubuntu 12.04. I have created a live USB and booted in to my desktop.I want to copy files from my desktop hard disk to the live USB so ...
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How to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer that has no Linux suport for video card? (12.04)

I want to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer. I got it as a 64 bit system with a win7 64 bit but now it runs a 32 bit win 7 (due to canon printer driver issue). The Windows device manager ...
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How to use a bootable USB on another machine without grub?

I have installed (not live CD) Ubuntu on a USB stick, and now having dual boot with Windows. How can I use this USB on another machine, as the latter does not have grub. How to make the USB ...
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Live-Ubuntu 12.04 ran fine, now stopped booting!

I've seen similar problems to this several times in the forum, but mine is a bit different, so the other posts I saw were no help to me. When I boot Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit from live-SD-card (3GB ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue and Error: No default or UI configuration directive found boot > on pendrive

I have dell inspiron, previously I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 and made it dual boot. But since I want to upgrade my Ubuntu version and change the partition spacing, I deleted 11.10 ...
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Problems with run from USB installation creation and lack of option to run from USB

I wanted to use and try Ubuntu from a USB flash drive so I used the Universal USB installer from PenDriveLinux. I selected ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso since I have a 64bit processor on an HP ...
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Memtest with Ubuntu 12.04 live CD

I've probably missed something but I can't find the memtest option when booting from my Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB. Could someone please tell me how to get to it?
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LiveCD/USB boot issues with Ubuntu 12.04 on blank drive

Not sure how common this issue is, or even how badly I may be missing something simple, but I am a first time user having some serious problems. Some background: old HDD running Windows 7 developed ...
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kernel panic - not syncing : attempted to kill init!

yes this problem might have been reported and solved for a lot of people on the Internet but i haven't found anyone who is running their Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB drive. i crashed my hard disk a long ...
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Live USB doesnt recognize any bootable file on usb. Booting from usb gives disc error

Windows is screwed up and I cannot register it on my computer (product on HD doesn't match product previously on motherboard). So I decided to just run Ubuntu instead. I put the Ubuntu .iso file I ...
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How to access files in Windows partition from Ubuntu live USB?

I run Ubuntu from a USB (run the whole OS from it, persistent) and want to access files such as my pictures or documents from Windows 7, is it possible to do so? How?
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Ubuntu doesn't start from USB after installation

My computer refuses to boot from the USB even after I change everything that I can possibly think of on my motherboard's BIOS. But I have booted from the USB twice in the past. The first time is when ...
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Booting from Live USB leads to command line instead of menu

I'm trying to install 12.04 x64 from a USB stick. I created the Live USB as per instructions from ubuntu.com, however, after choosing to boot from USB I get stuck with a command line, titled GRUB. ...
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I installed Ubuntu onto an external usb drive, can it be used on multiple computers?

I installed the 12.04 iso with unetbootin to a flash drive then booted into the liveusb and installed onto an external hard disks. works flawlessly so far. My question is; Am I able to boot to it ...
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Can't install due to “udeb file failed the MD5 checksum verification” error

I have been trying to get Ubuntu 12.04.1 (desktop-i386) running on my laptop. Have burned a boot-able CD containing 12.04.1. It allows me the option of Trying out Ubuntu before installing, but the ...
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How can I create a partition without the usage of Live CD nor USB?

Translation Is it possible to create a partition when using the system? When I try to do it on GParted, it seems that the options are disabled because of the disk is mounted and it cannot be ...
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If I install Ubuntu to a USB with “Universal USB Installer”, will my Windows be broken?

When I tried installing Ubuntu ISO image to my USB drive, the universal USB installer displays this message: create syslinux MBR on (H:) - existing MBR will be overwritten If I click next, will my ...
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How to create bootable usb from pre-installed Ubuntu?

I am a new Ubuntu user. Whoever helped me assumes that I've actively downloaded Ubuntu and so have an ISO. But I got Ubuntu pre-installed, and want to create a bootable USB backup. No idea what to ...
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12.04 backlight issue for Acer Aspire 5734z-4725 running on usb flash drive

I have followed the fix found here: Backlight Issue However I can't use the sudo update-grub2 command as it errors with /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?) ...
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Create windows XP's live USB using ubuntu [closed]

My hard disk crashed.. I can run Ubuntu using a pendrive by making a live USB of Ubuntu, which I made using Windows 7. In the similar way, I want to run Windows XP too using another pen drive (without ...
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Regular installation or Live USB with Reserved Space?

I recently just got a another 8 GB flashdrive (I have a total of 3 flashdrives, 18 GB of total usable space) and I want to install Ubuntu and boot it on a computer to do some coding and Robotics ...
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trying live-usb 12.04.1 image on an old desktop

I am trying to load Ubuntu 12.04.1 32-bit desktop image on an old desktop computer. The system shows the initial menu, but after a while, I get an error like the one in the following two screenshots ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with USB on laptop

I have created a bootable USB stick using Universal USB Installer 1.9.0.9 and tried to boot from my USB on a laptop with a clean hard drive. I keep getting the message Could not find kernel image: ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 on my new ultrabook which has an Intel i7 3517U processor 6GB RAM Windows 7, 64-bit no CD/DVD drive I created my bootable USB stick using ...
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How can I make a bootable USB ubuntu live disk for a Mac using Ubuntu?

I've found guides that explain how to make a bootable disk for macs using macs, but I want to use ubuntu to make this mac-bootable disk. Is there a way to do that? In other words, I have: a ...
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How Do I Install From A Live USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I remember doing this from a while ago but I had to uninstall Ubuntu for.... capacity reasons. Now, ...
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Usb stick too slow to benchmark?

I have a Core 2 Duo T8100@2.1GHz with 3GB RAM. After some time using XUbuntu 10.10 on an 8GB stick I decided to switch to 12.04 and put it onto a 32GB stick (Transcend). I use an EXT4 with no ...
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How to install 12.04 on Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook?

A few days ago, I bought this laptop, and now I want to change its OS (Windows 7) to Ubuntu but failed. I burn it to a USB stick, set BIOS to startup from USB and it worked. I followed the install ...
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Wallpaper only shows up after booting from USB

After I boot my PC with Ubuntu 12.04 from USB drive, it only shows the wallpaper. I'm able to access the terminal, and the system files through making a folder. I tried doing the unity --reset but ...
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How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD?

I recently installed the ISO for 12.04 LTS on a 4GB USB. I installed and started up Ubuntu perfectly from my USB. Now, I had to restart my computer and when I started it back on (from USB) it was ...
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Can I create a LiveUSB from Ubuntu 12.04 without having the original ISO file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I easily remaster Ubuntu? I have 12.04 installed but I would like to create a 12.04 .iso file to put on a USB and run Ubuntu 12.04 of that. I do not want to ...
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How to access internal hard drive from Ubuntu live USB?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 off my USB drive at the moment because my hard drive has no OS and won't allow Windows 7 to install on my internal hard drive. Here's the low down though: I was trying to ...
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Unable to create 12.04 boot CD or DVD

I am trying to upgrade my PC to 12.04, so I downloaded the .iso desktop file to burn onto a CD or DVD. Before creating the disk I first made a bootable USB stick (using pendrive), this worked fine in ...