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

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Macbook Air 4,2: “Boot error” with 12.04 live USB

I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Air 4,2 for a time now and wanted to upgrade to 12.04. The upgrade process worked flawlessly until the reboot. After rebooting, my boot partition didn't ...
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Can I create a LiveUSB for installing Lubuntu without using a CD?

I'm trying to understand how to create a LiveUSB for installing Lubuntu. I'm currently downloading the .iso, and I'm trying to understand whether I can create a LiveUSB for installation without first ...
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Live ubuntu Usb help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to bypass “Try it / Install” screen when booting from USB Live Session? (without installing in the USB) I have a live ubuntu usb. how can i do for boot ...
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How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB hard drive so that it will run on all systems, that can run the LiveCD and store persistent data on a regular ext4 partition rather than a casper-rw file. In every ...
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Why does the kernel not get updated when using a persistant Live USB?

I have created a live usb of Ubuntu 12.04 with a 4GB persistence file. Firefox and other software get updated when running update manager. However, the linux kernel will not update and I am unable ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 usb installation problem - login page

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB drive. I downloaded the ISO file and loaded it onto the USB drive with from my existing Ubuntu 11.10 with the usb startup disk creator. When ...
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Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick

I want to install Ubuntu to a 4Gb USB stick, so that I can boot it on other computers, but I heard that a persistent file system never deletes data and so just fills up. This would be a problem as I ...
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How to debug Unity? (It works from live CD, but it doesn't work after update…)

I've tested Ubuntu 12.04 from live usb before executing the automagic update (from 11.10 to 12.04) and everything was fine. Then, after updating, I couldn't even get Unity 2D to work. I've installed ...
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Dell Latitude D510 isn't booting Ubuntu from a USB

I pressed F12 at start up, and I selected 'Boot from USB". The screen then fades out, and the Windows XP logo appears (Indicating it has not been loaded and it has loaded from the hard drive instead). ...
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How to reduce disk usage on a live usb 12.04 system?

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, the live usb version. Soon virtual disk on live usb gets full, after apt-get update. df -h / shows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /cow 124M ...
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Windows XP won't load boot menu to load Ubuntu from USB stick

I have notebook with XP in which the CD drive does not work. I want to try out Ubuntu before installing it, so I created a bootable USB stick using the USB installer provided at pendrivelinux.com. I ...
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Foremost running without LiveCD

Can you run foremost without a LiveCD or LiveUSB? Because from what I have read (the Data Recovery page of Ubuntu), it says that you need one.
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After running 12.04 from Live USB, Windows 7 installation cannot load network drivers

So basically yesterday I downloaded the 12.04, And I created a Live USB, And booted it on my Laptop. Everything was great, Everything worked. Then I needed to do something on windows, And when I ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP netbook with Ubuntu-based MI operating system

I am attempting to install 12.04 on my HP Mini netbook which runs their MI (mobile internet) operating system, based on Ubuntu 8.04. I've downloaded 12.04, inserted a USB stick, and am looking for ...
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12.04 Live CD/USB will not boot

On my old Dell Inspiron 530 (late 2007 model), the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO will not boot at all. It hangs at the splash screen while it's scanning for devices (I know this because I booted it after the first ...
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Live USB Always Freezes [duplicate]

I have tried unetbootin, LiLi, and Universal USB Installer, but they all freeze on the SYSLINUX "intro" screen. I am trying 12.04 x64. How do I get it to work?
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12.04 LTS amd64 post install error: Operating System not found.

This is the third time that I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 on my x120e successfully (using 3 different well formatted USB sticks) BUT when I reboot after installation, I get an error ...
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Live CD boot/installation problem, blank screen - 12.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64 from my usb stick. When booting from usb I instantly get a blank screen (with a grey box at the left bottom) I checked the live system with my ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux?

What are the steps to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux, universal USB installer exactly?
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't install from USB to Asus eee Netbook

Please help :) I've made the bootable USB all fine and dandy, press enter to install, it flashes and then does nothing! Just stays on the same screen counting down from 30 per usual. My netbook is ...
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12.04 won't boot from Live CD or USB

My laptop (the only PC left in my home to install Ubuntu 12.04 now that it's out) is not booting from Live CD or USB. I get past the screen with the little person in the circle. but right after that, ...
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Hang When Loading off USB, at command sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 from the live USB. It runs properly until the kernel gives an error while booting: [ 32.072015] [left arrow c15af11f right Arrow] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28 I also ...
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Why is live-build failing to find this package?

I am trying to use live-build to create a remix of ubuntu 12.04. My goal is a bootable liveusb that can install the base ubuntu system plus my custom packages. I am using live-build with the following ...
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Live usb/cd is not booting on Asus M599X evo motherboard having UEFI bios?

I tried booting both x32 and x64 versions of ubuntu 12.04. When i choose Default/Try ubuntu without installing in the boot menu option, the system hangs and the booting stops.
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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk

The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to ...
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Instal Ubuntu to w2k machine

I have a dilapidated PC at home i want to turn turn into a server (probably with debian on it in the end). My first thoughts were to install Ubuntu through the live-boot USB but for some reason, I ...
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Blinking cursor and black screen when trying to boot from USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I made Ubuntu 12.04 USB stick with unetbootin. When I select my USB drive in boot menu, I ...
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How to install PPAs and Proprietary Drivers on a persistent LiveUSB

I am trying to create a USB Persistent Pen Drive that has all the last updates ahd the following "special" packages: Added PPAs with the programs installed. For example Wine. Proprietary Drivers ...
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Live USB or Live CD not booting?

Either it's Live USB or Live CD, Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on my old laptop. It gives an error with this message all the time: "This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU : ...
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12.04 USB installation problems

I used up a LOT of my Internets on Thursday to download the 32 and 64 bit alternate-install ISO's... I was totally looking forward to upgrading my netbook over the weekend! But alas... no. This is ...
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LIve USB not booting

I've downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 12.04 and created a Live USB but when I try to boot from USB this Error comes up. "BOOT ERROR" What should I Do?
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Boot to text mode by default on LiveUSB?

Recently, i try to remaster my lucyd with UCK. Everything is OK! Just wondering, by pressing esc i can see all the process. So, is there any way to make it happen by default, to boot TEXT MODE on live ...
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I can't start my computer after installing 12.04

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Live USB. The installation went very well. But When I restarted my computer, I couldn't boot into it. I have to boot it from Live USB. What could be the reason and ...
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Trouble making a Live USB with Debian 'Sqeeze'

So first off, I'm using Debian sqeeze and I'm trying to make an Ubuntu 12. 04 Precise Pangolin Live USB. This is kind of a problem at the moment because debian does not have the "startup disk creator" ...
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12.04 LiveUSB doesn't upgrade for 10.04 installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No new release found” when upgrading a server from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS I burnt Ubuntu to USB and when I try to install it, it doesn't allow me to upgrade ...
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Is there a version of Ubuntu Server that will install from a USB drive?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server on a computer that has no CD Drive and it is trying to detect a CD drive and fails whenever it cant find it.
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When using Ubuntu on a Live CD or USB, how can I determine if a different, inactive install is 32 vs 64 bit?

I was not able to determine by searching whether this question has already been asked and answered. My search always turned up some other 32 versus 64 bit question. I want to know if it is possible ...
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Where can I download a live cd?

The whole "LiveCD" concept is mentioned all over the place, and I've used live usb sticks before, but there appears to be nowhere to download this version. I thought that maybe this is wrapped into ...
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Live USB not booting in Lenovo IdeaPad Z570

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 with most recent BIOS version. I created a USB stick to book Ubuntu from but the IdeaPad does not list/show the stick when I want to select it for booting? I did try all ...
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Live USB won't boot properly on Asus EEE PC 1201HAB

For some reason, I never get an X session going. I see a bunch of startup text messages, then it just stops. I checked the Xorg.0.log and it looks like there's some issue with the vesa driver? I tried ...
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The resulting .iso doesn't work - MultiCD

Burning a separate CD for each distribution (Ubuntu, Kubuntu etc.) is cumbersome. I found MultiCD which promises me to have a single DVD which can hold several distributions. It is very great tool. ...
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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 ...