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

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Trying different flavors of Ubuntu from a USB drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a dual boot of different Ubuntu versions? X K L M E U Since only 1 gig of space is recommended you should be able to have 8 possible version on a 16 gig flash drive. Cause I ...
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How can I make an Ubuntu recovery image on external media?

I am about to expand my Ubuntu partition, so I think I should make a backup of current one in case something goes wrong. Is there some software to make a bootable USB and recovery image?
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Ubuntu USB Expert Install - Grub2 installs on USB

I used Unetbootin and Installed the mini.iso over to my USB. I carried out the wizard installation steps and Grub2 gets installed onto the USB Stick instead of the Hard Drive. Any Ideas?
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Live CD has black screen HP DV6 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Attempting to install/try ubuntu (11.10, 12.04) on my new laptop, using a liveCD (and tried USB). ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu from USB

I have a PC with Windows 7 on one disk. First, I use WUBI to install Ubuntu, but I can not see the ubuntu logo. Then, I try to install 11.10 on the disk, but I get the same result. And then I try to ...
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Are there any data migration tools?

I'm trying to migrate a laptop's HDD to another HDD. I'm trying to find a way to use Ubuntu Live USB with persistence and run tools such as this! I tried disc copy bootable linux distro, didn't work. ...
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Ubuntu Live usb with persistence mode, how to install nvidia driver?

Im trying to install graphics drivers on my usb ubuntu live, but i get errors when i activate them. through the hardware drive window. would be nice if some gave me a tutorial of installing ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade flash player on usb-live Ubuntu?

A website requires an upgrade of flash player(while running firefox). My current configuration is: live-usb of 11.10 Ubuntu notebook with no internal hdd one external usb hdd Internet access Can ...
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Can I install ubuntu on usb hdd without loosing data on it?

I have live-usb stick that I can boot latest live Ubuntu from. Then I have 160GB external WD hdd with few GB free of space. My notebook can't have any internal hdd so I was wondering if I can use my ...
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How do I install gnucap or octave?

I have tried to install gnucap (I downloaded it from the website http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucap/ with the extension .tar.gz) in the Ubuntu live-usb. I have tried to do it in the terminal with: sudo ...
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Cleaning up unwanted files in a LiveUSB

After running Disk Usage Analyzer on the file system, I am looking for ways to remove unneeded files on my Live USB. Firstly, is there anything I can do about the files in the casper archive? For ...
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Install from Persistent LiveUSB, including files / changes on casper-rw

I made a persistent LiveUSB drive that I've used for a while now, and I would like to install that LiveUSB environment to the harddrive of a computer. I've tried simply installing it using the ...
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Can I boot from external usb hdd?

I have bootable ubuntu usb and everything is working fine. Note that I can boot only from usb or cd/dvd. Now I want to install new programs, edit my own files etc... So I thought that the best ...
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Live USB data gets lost on Restart

I am crawling some data using Apache Nutch and storing it on my USB Drive. The OS itself is Ubuntu Live Boot OS. But for every restart or shutdown I am losing my data. I also tried suspending my ...
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Is a 5 minute long Live USB boot time normal?

I've just made a Live USB stick with Ubuntu 11.10 USB creator. I tried it on 2 laptops and the boot time is very long, more than 5 minutes. Is it normal? If it is, what is the interest of having a ...
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How to add skype to live usb (before creating the usb)?

I have just created live ubuntu usb using Unetbootin and an ISO of Ubuntu 11.10. Everything works fine but I miss skype. Can I add skype to the ISO somehow? Not to download it and install on usb ...
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How to create live Ubuntu CD and connect using android USB tethering.

I can boot my old notebook only from usb or cd drive. And I want to connect the internet via my android phone using usb tethering. Windows connects automatically if the phone is connected to the ...
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Does booting a live USB (with persistence turned off) cause writes to occur to it?

I know that Ubuntu will not and can not write to a live CD-R/DVD+-R when it is booting from it, as it is a read-only medium. However, the procedure (at least on the data level) for running Ubuntu off ...
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How to create Ubuntu *Server* bootable USB drive using YUMI?

This article suggest to select Ubuntu Server 10.04 from the list in YUMI(I'm using windows edition). However, the latest YUMI does not have Ubuntu Server 10.04 in the list. The only Server version is ...
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How do I create a Fedora 16 live usb from Ubuntu? [closed]

UNetBootin and LiveUSB Install don't support Fedora 16 yet, so how do I manually create a live USB?
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Why does it takes so long to shutdown when using the live USB? [closed]

When I try to shut down after I am booted using a live USB, it always takes a long time. So I am always forced to shutdown using the power button. Why does it take that long of a time? edited: I have ...
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How long does it take to partition during installation, and what happens if I restart

I am installing ubuntu from a USB disk, I am following this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download I was relying on ubuntu's installation to do the partitioning for me, I had only one ...
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My USB test drive hangs on boot. How can I get it to boot with the right options?

I try to install 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba Satelite notebook with AMD E350 processor. The installation USB successfully tested on an Acer Aspire desktop although I only ran a try out. On the ...
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Installation hangs during boot on new computer

I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my new PC. But LiveUSB hangs on boot (stops at line x initrd memory freed; if I press enter it writes some more lines and hangs again, this time completely). Tried ...
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Can not access files using live usb

My hard drive has errors so ubuntu wouldn't load! I tried the live usb to take a backup of my data! I had two accounts...I can access the data of one account but for the data of other account it says: ...
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Can I boot from a SD Card on a Dell Mini 9?

I have installed from the live USB (with Persistance) onto an SD Card. But when I reboot, even though I have selected USB devices in the Boot selection menu I get an OS not found error... Has anyone ...
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Wubi on a USB: Can I Keep Files and Programs?

Let's say I install Wubi to a USB. Let's also say that I, while using my USB version of Ubuntu, saved a file. If I ran that same USB of Wubi on a different PC, will I lose that file?
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LiveUSB Desktop doesn't load on an Inspiron B130

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and set up a Live USB, and I'm trying to get it to work on this set of hardware: Dell Inspiron B130 512 MB RAM 40 GB HDD Intel Celeron M Processor I'm currently ...
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Installed ubuntu from rescue

I'm new to ubuntu, After extracting the iso file on the usb drive with the software provided by pendrivelinux.com and tried to install it but i got this error (casper/vmlinuz file not found) in the ...
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How do I stop this warning: “W: Duplicate sources.list entry cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_…”

I'm running Ubuntu on a live usb drive and every time I boot, the apt line cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111012)/ oneiric/main i386 Packages and another similar apt line ...
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mount <pendrive>/home as /home/ubuntu in live USB ubuntu

I have created a customised version of Ubuntu (basically I just installed the programs that I want), using UCK, to install on a pendrive and carry with me while travelling and boot on whatever ...
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How to create a bootable system with a squashfs root

My goal is to be able to take a customized root file system loaded with the software I want. So far I've created a squashed filesystem using debootstrap and chroot to install the software I want on ...
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Random Shutdowns

I've installed Ubuntu on a USB thumbdrive, to be used to backup (image) and partition a harddisk. I'm currently stuck at the backup-phase of my plan, because Ubuntu keeps shutting down. From my ...
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Is it possible to enable PCI USB controller from GRUB2 console? [closed]

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu LiveUSB on EPoX EP-4BDAE motherboard (it's 10 years old). It has "USB-*" options in BIOS boot setup, but It has never recognized any of my flash drives. Now it has USB-2.0 ...
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Is it useful to run Ubuntu Friendly off a LiveUSB?

To secure maximum data for Ubuntu Friendly, the maximum number of computers should be tested. However, it is not possible for me (or anyone) to install Ubuntu on all the computers we have access to. ...
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Setting up a dual-boot system from USB? (10.04.3 LTS)

I'm trying to setup a dual-boot configuration on my computer, and from what I understand the Ubuntu installer has the capacity to downsize Windows' partitions to make way for it's own using an option ...
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How can I run Ubuntu without a hard drive?

I have a laptop with NO HARD DRIVE. (It's dead and gone.) I want to boot and run Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. (Not just a 'test drive'.) First question: Is there a difference between a LiveUSB ...
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Is there a command-line alternative to usb-creator-gtk?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso using usb-creator-gtk on my ThinkPad X220. Usb-creator-gtk appears to work OK, but the resulting stick fails to boot either ...
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How do I make a bootable USB from Windows?

I've downloaded the daily Ubuntu 12.04 iso. I currently have windows 7 x64 operating system installed. How can I make a bootable usb from the Ubuntu iso?
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Which file on a USB live installation made with UNetBootin persists file information?

I created an installation of Ubuntu 11.10 using UNetBootin on a usb thumbdrive. I've downloaded programs and installed them with apt-get so that they persist on the drive between boots. What file ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha from USB

As most of you probably know the Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha has been released. However there is a bug that makes the ISO file over sized so that it will not fit on a typical 80min CD. The computer that I ...
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64-bit LiveCD won't boot… 32-bit does

I've been using 11.10 32-bit for a while, and found some spare DIMMs lying around. I put them in my machine and it detected them fine, but obviously 32-bit Ubuntu couldn't. Rather than re-install I ...
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fwupd to update OCZ RevoDrive firmware gets a 'Permission denied' error

Try as I might I just don't get it working http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_RevoDrive_and_RevoDrive_X2/. There's another thread here with an similar issue here: Command is giving me ...
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How can I install from a 9.04 live USB/DVD?

I have a 9.04 (Jaunty) ISO burned to a USB stick; it appears to be a "live DVD". When I boot from it, I get a GRUB menu listing: Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-generic (This matches the system currently ...
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How do I get root access to hard drive from livecd?

ubuntu 11.10 has faffed up on me, It wont let me get passed the login-screen ( i have been searching around online the last two days and none of the proposed solutions worked) as at this point I dont ...
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Move existing Ubuntu install to flash drive?

Is it possible to move my installed copy of Ubuntu 11.10 from my laptop's internal hard drive to a bootable flash drive?
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Cannot boot live USB with Ubuntu on a specific PC, on others the USB works fine?

What I do: I prepare Ubuntu live USB and boot with it. I select the USB pen drive. The PC tries to boot from it. What happens I receive an error message: boot error. What is expected: A normal boot ...
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How can I use my usb hdd as a live installer without formatting it all?

I have some unpartioned space on my usb HDD and I would like to use that space to setup a live ubuntu installation partition. I have a lot of data in other partitions that I want to keep, so I cannot ...
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Live USB not saving setting to not suspend when laptop lid is closed

I see that a similar question exists but it's with regards to Ubuntu 10.10. I currently have Ubuntu 11.10. Also, I am unsure as to whether or not the Live booting would have anything to do with this ...
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How to test wine via live usb stick?

I want to test wine with a current Ubuntu live image. I managed to install ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso on a USB stick. The resulting USB stick boots alright. Unfortunately, the live image does not ...