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

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Where's the “log out” option after clicking the power icon?

So the documentation says: To log out or switch users, click the power icon on the top bar and select the appropriate option. However, I cannot see the "log out" option. All I see are: ...
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Increase persistent file size to greater than 4 gigabytes

My USB's 16 GB, but I only get to use 4 GB in persistence file. Any way to increase it?
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How to test a Live-CD/USB + add drivers for Broadcom wireless card + reboot and continue the Live-CD/USB testing?

Is it possible to test a Live-CD/USB by booting from it, adding drivers for a Broadcom wireless card, rebooting after that and have the drivers installed to keep on testing the Live-CD/USB?
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Can't install on a HP Mini 210-1100 [closed]

I just can't seem to install Ubuntu on my Netbook, when trying to boot the liveusb the netbook just sits there and if i try to boot Ubuntu via WUBI it installs without a problem but there's nothing ...
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Installing Ubuntu using updated Live USB

I used Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator to make the Live USB, for recovery purposes, and update it often. I have also installed additional software from Ubuntu's Software Center. If I use that same ...
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Can I boot straight into bash from a USB drive installation?

I need to boot from a USB drive installation of Ubuntu 10.10 to do some maintenance on an older machine, and I don't feel like waiting for five minutes for the gnome to log me in. Is there a boot ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 installs with no GUI

I am helping a colleague who i having trouble installing ubuntu 10.10. He downloaded the ISO and installed into his memory stick. It works fine when he boots from the memory stick and uses it in live ...
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I'm looking for rEFit for PPC Mac

http://refit.sourceforge.net/ What is Mac PPC's version of rEFit?
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How to boot from ubuntu live usb with 'try ubuntu' directly?

I created an Ubuntu 10.10 live usb with persistence feature. And it works well on my PCs. But one thing annoys me is that each time I boot from live usb, I have to choose between "Try Ubuntu" and ...
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'unknown filesystem' grub rescue prompt; trying to wipe drive and boot 10.10 live

Im currently running Win7, and want to wipe the drive and install 10.10. I have 10.10 loaded on a USB thumbdrive and it sees the device in BIOS but it only reaches a screen saying; Unknown ...
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I have customized my Ubuntu Live USB, should I expect the same customization after installing to a hard drive?

I think the question is rather self-explanatory, however: say I have customized my Live USB (enabled with disk persistence) with installed software, desktop background, config files, etc. Are these ...
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Created bootable .iso on external USB HDD, how to get rid of it again?

Using the guide on ubuntu.com I installed the image of the netbook edition on my external HDD using Pendrive on Windows. I was not aware that it would create such a mess and now want to get rid of it ...
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Resize a pendrive Linux?

I'm running Ubuntu from USB media, which has a drive capacity of 250 GB, all existing as one FAT32 partition. However, when I created the bootable Ubuntu drive, only 4.79 GB were allocated for ...
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How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick in Windows?

I tried to use the usb-creator.exe from Ubuntu 10.10 desktop i386 ISO image and it does create an USB stick that doesn't boot. When I try to boot from it I get: Operating System not found. I try ...
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Can I add a proprietary wireless driver to a liveUSB stick?

I'm looking to try out Natty with a liveUSB stick, but I've and internet access problem. I've only wireless internet access (Mifi dongle) and my laptop has a broadcom wireless adapter (BC4312) which ...
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Cannot boot from LiveUSB: “aufs mount failed”

I used Universal USB Installer to install an Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook LiveCD image on an SD Card. During this installation, I indicated that I wanted a persistent LiveUSB with 4GB dedicated to ...
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Installation is unusably slow, booting from live USB

Here are the screens. I really need a solution. I used these instructions http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download After about 15 minutes, I see Ubuntu information on the ...
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Testdrive not downloading release [closed]

I'm just trying Testdrive. I have problems downloading maverick release, natty iso download is working. Could you help?
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Can I safely add secure login to a bootable usb created from a live cd

I created a persistent usb installation from a 10.10 live cd using the "Boot Multiple ISO" utility and their "PDL Casper-RW" creator. I really like it, have made several changes to the install, and ...
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Strange booting problems

This is on Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition 64-bit. Yesterday I installed kubuntu-desktop to give it a a try. I liked it, but decided to uninstall it. I followed these instructions: ...
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Persistent LiveUSB fails to install Nvidia drivers

I have live Ubuntu (tried also Mint and Kubuntu, same effect) on a USB stick with persistence enabled. My laptop is however very noisy (VGA still on max?). I solved this problem before back with Mint ...
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Can not update Natty running from a USB stick [closed]

In a blogpost Jono explained a nice way to test the latest version of Natty. Under point four he proposes: Step 4: Update Although you installed the latest daily you should ensure it is up to ...
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Remove install dialog from ubuntu usb stick [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to bypass “Try it / Install” screen when booting from USB Live Session? (without installing in the USB) I've created a ubuntu booting usb stick. Is it ...
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Persistence problem when installing USB Ubuntu variant using Windows [closed]

I'm part of a project called One2One2Go - we're developing a Live USB Ubuntu variant for use in schools in Somerville, MA. We have the project files compiled into an iso, and when installed using the ...
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Create USB installer from the command line?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB image to install Ubuntu on a new computer. I have done this before following the "create USB drive" instructions for Ubuntu desktop, but I don't have an Ubuntu ...
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bootable USB / installation requirements

Originally asked on One Hundred Paper Cuts Answers thread On the official site: http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download The instructions for creating a bootable USB key for ...
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Install applications on LiveCD/USB

I'm running Ubuntu off a USB drive and I can't install it to the hard-drive yet. Is there a way for me to install more applications on the USB drive so that everytime I boot I can use them without ...
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Create secure working environment on USB stick

I want to create an usb stick which contains an ubuntu installation that: can be used as a working environment (Covered in: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key?) - ie the ubuntu installation on the ...
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How can I repair casper-rw file system file in LiveUSB [closed]

While booting Ubuntu and mounting my casper-rw file for persistent storage, Ubuntu recommends me to check for errors using fsck. However, when I boot into my system, since the casper-rw is ...
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How to incrementally update a live-usb?

I have created a live usb from an Ubuntu 11.04 daily cd image using usb disk creator. I have bandwidth constrains so I would like to update the live usb from a current daily cd image without ...
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Livecd (liveusb) ramdisk size

What is the boot kernel option (casper) to change the size of the ram root file system when booting from livecd. I want to be able to install few packages to work with, w/o really installing the ...
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Boot from USB on a Macbook

How do I boot from USB on a Mac? Mac OS X crashed on that PC and I want to make the owner switch to Ubuntu.
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How to make an Ubuntu live USB stick in Fedora?

I have Fedora installed on my desktop and I want to make a live USB stick with Ubuntu to install it on a laptop. What's the easiest way to do it?
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Inverted Mouse Axis on a Ubuntu Live USB

I have an Ubuntu Live USB and I was looking for xorg.conf so I could insert an Option "InvX" "on" within it (I am not quite sure how that works exactly yet). xorg.conf does not exist in its normal ...
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How do I permanently fix the time on a bootable USB key?

I noticed the time is about 7 hours off, If I fix it, restart the time will be off again, anyway to permanently fix the time on the USB Flash Drive?
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Ubuntu USB startup disk doesn't boot

I've been wanting to try out Kubuntu and Kubuntu Mobile Phone Preview, so i've created a usb startup disk (two rather) as usual. But it doesn't boot: These are the kernel messages I get. At the ...
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Automatically choose “Try Ubuntu without Installing” after booting from USB Startup Disk

I have created a usb bootup stick for 10.10, and reduced the timeout to 0 sec... but after it boots up it shows two options either to install or try ubuntu... I want to avoid this screen and directly ...
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Input/output error, when trying to install on netbook [closed]

Been trying to install ubuntu on my Samsung NB30 netbook, but I have been running into the same error over and over again. [Errno 5] Input/output error This particular error is often due to a ...
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Change “LiveUSB” default boot options

A friend of mine wants to use livecd to use ubuntu (Maverick). He is currently setting acpi=off every time manually. How can I set the default option to acpi=off. Btw he didnt install ubuntu in his ...
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Remove welcome screen from Live USB?

I created a Live Ubuntu 10.10 with persistent storage on a USB drive. On every boot the Welcome screen appears where you can select the language and choose to try Ubuntu Live or to install Ubuntu. ...
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Upgrading kernel and drivers in a BackTrack ISO

I'm using the latest BackTrack ISO release for security analysis. BackTrack is basically a configured Ubuntu distro. However, I'm missing my wireless card driver (Broadcom 4313). There are several ...
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Top software to install on Live USB drive, for Windows recovery purposes

I installed the latest Lubuntu image on a pen drive(2GB), using Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator. My goal for this pen drive is for maintenance of old Windows XP machines. What software should I install ...
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How do I put Ubuntu on a NON-flash external USB hard-drive?

Amazingly enough, circumstances have left me without a single USB flash drive, or a working CD-R drive. Also, because I moved about six months ago, I got rid of all my extra Ubuntu CDs that I used to ...
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Persistent Installation to USB Stick [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I want to carry around a persistent installation of Ubuntu on a USB stick with all my favourite bits of software. What's the ...
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How can I boot from a 16 Gb pendrive with some old BIOS?

I need to boot Ubuntu in a computer (computer A) with no CD. I have a 16 Gb pendrive with a live Ubuntu version. The pendrive works in at least two newer computers. Computer A boots from a 2Gb ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without CD?

My CD drive is broken,so I can't install Ubuntu from a CD. Are there any workarounds for that?
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How do I create an Ubuntu live USB using a Mac?

I'd like to create a live USB stick on a Mac so I can install Ubuntu on another machine. How do accomplish this?