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System low graphic error,asking for some command to fix it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? While running Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 from USB in safe mode it shows an error that says the system system ...
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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 do I burn an Ubuntu CD or USB on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a PC with no OS. I have a Mac and tried burning the disk and my Mac did not like the disk. I would like to do that or create a USB boot instead.
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Problems with making a bootable USB Drive on a Mac

I am following these instructions to create a Bootable USB Drive for me Mac and this is the output I get on step 8. new-host:~ Jason$ sudo dd if=/Users/Jason/Desktop/ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.dmg ...
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Creating a bootable flash without overlayfs

I want to create an USB stick to carry my Ubuntu everywhere around with me. It's not intended to spread Ubuntu by installing it everywhere, but rather for running my configured system on any computer ...
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Can I use my phone as a Live-USB and for tethering at the same time?

I understand that you can have an Ubuntu live cd/usb. I am able to use this Ubuntu live cd/usb, connect my phone to the same computer via usb, switch on wireless + tethering and I end up with a ...
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How do I convert my Ubuntu installation into a Live-USB or Live-CD?

Say I have Ubuntu installed in a hard drive What can I do to generate a liveUSB that is as similar as possible to the installation ?
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Make a live USB of your installed ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I wonder that whether there is a way of making my own installed ubuntu a live USB. The reason in fact is that I want to make my ubuntu ...
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Screen goes blank after installation and boot menu Ubuntu 12.04 (Windows Installer)

Well my problem is taht after installing ubuntu, i restart my computer, and select ubuntu from the boot screen, the screen goes a purple color for a fraction of second and then it changes to black ...
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Why doesn't 12.04 LiveUSB boot on an old Dell Inspiron 9300?

please excuse my poor english, i'm italian. I'm trying to use Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS on an old Dell Inspiron 9300. I wanted to try the "live" version of Ubuntu before installing it, just to read ...
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How do I create a 12.04 LiveUSB for a non-PAE machine?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and some flavor of Windows (TBD). To do that, I need to do some work on partitions & install 12.04. To do that, I need to create a ...
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Why does my Live-USB fail to boot with “Syslinux…”?

I having trouble getting to boot from a Live USB pendrive explained in Ubuntu.com website. I downloaded various ISO images and only had success in booting from Live a CD or DVD. I've gotten newer ...
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Save to Hard Drive instead of bootable USB

I followed the instructions on the Ubuntu website on how to put Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB and make it a bootable USB stick for windows. It worked fine and I can boot up and run Ubuntu, but every time I ...
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Machine check error while booting from USB

I put the last Ubuntu iso on my USB stick using UNetBootin, after formatting it to fat32. I've already done that before with other operating systems and it worked. I can't actually boot Ubuntu from ...
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What's the difference between installing and trying Ubuntu?

I was wondering what the difference between running and trying Ubuntu and I was also wondering if there was any downfall to running Ubuntu on a USB drive.
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How do I install Ubuntu on someone's laptop so they can customize it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make an OEM Install? I would like to give someone an old computer ("hand-me-down") after installing Ubuntu on it. Is there a way to preinstall and/or customize it ...
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“dd: unknown operand if” error when creating a Live USB stick on Mac OS X [closed]

Whenever I try completing this step I just get: dd: unknown operand if I've tried this many times with every variation I can think of. Any help? Here's a link to the tutorial: ...
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Difference between LiveCD, LiveUSB, full-install, and persistence?

I am currently running Ubuntu as a guest vm on a Win 7 host via VirtualBox, but I would like to have a portable version of Ubuntu when I am not using my laptop. I am unsure as to the difference ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB that lets me install any Ubuntu version?

What I'd like to do: have Ubuntu installed on a USB drive and from there install any ubuntu version on a hdd. This is kinda different from using usb-creator because I'd like to have a persistent ...
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How can I disable automatic login on a LiveUSB?

I've just made myself a persistent LiveUSB, running Ubuntu 12.04, and I've immediately found a problem - It logs you in automatically as root, and I don't need this since I'm going to keep files and ...
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Why isn't Startup Disk Creator working in 12.04?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick (7.5G) for Ubuntu 12.04 (x86_64) from another Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 PC. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425). When ...
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How do I preserve the programs I install and changes I make to a LiveUSB session?

I have made a LiveUSB Ubuntu version 12, booted it up. Works fine. The problem is, I'm not allowed to install it onto someone else's computer, but I'm fine with a USB. I know that if I install any ...
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Why does booting from Live-USB give me a 'cant find vesamenu.c32' error?

Can't boot Live-USB. Error: 'Cant find vesamenu.c32'. Do I have to Download and install on USB pen again?
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Why can't I mount the Ubuntu 12.04 installer ISOs in Mac OS X?

Over the past few days, I have downloaded both the 32 and 64 bit version of server and desktop to install on an Intel based PC. It is normal from within OS X to double click on an ISO and it will ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 12.04 live CD

I am unable to boot from an Ubuntu installation disk. When I try to boot, it starts Windows automatically. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 live CD.
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How do I customize Wubi (like a LiveCD)?

I made an customized version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with my required software, but after customization, wubi.exe does not work. Any idea how to make it work again?
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How to create Windows XP LiveUSB using Ubuntu to replace it

I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook with no CD-disk drive, and would like to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install Windows XP in its place. The problem here is that I can't seem to find a program ...
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How can I make a Ubuntu Live USB with Ubuntu, GParted & HBCD?

Is it possible to create a Ubuntu Live USB installer using Ubuntu, GParted & HBCD? If yes could anyone brief the procedure in details please?
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“Unknown Filesystem” error without CDROM [duplicate]

I've got a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. At first I ran mount command on terminal. Then I restarted my computer. After that, when my computer opened there is writing this: error: unknown ...
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USB flash drive wont detect hard drive/SATA

OK here goes nothing. I had a problem installing ubuntu desktop from a CD drive. Live system not detected issue. Got the install process going a few times but it seemed to crash towards the end (tried ...
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Replace one Ubuntu with another from USB pen drive

I'm new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. Now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 . I got an ISO image of Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I put this image in to a pen drive which is formated,set the boot option ...
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Blank screen when booting from USB drive

Here is what I have done: I downloaded the iso "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64" I used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.0.0 to make a bootable USB drive. I restarted PC and changed the boot option to USB ...
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Force startx to run X in a specific resolution and refresh Rate

From my past experience (using Win-Xp), this particular monitor works only on 60Hz , Best resolution being 1024x768. I have "installed and configured" Ubuntu 12.04 Minimal (on USB stick) so that most ...
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What to do when a bootable USB stick doesn't work properly?

Currently I have Ubuntu 11.10 as an OS and I want Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I made a bootable USB stick with the program Startup disk creator. Everything went well (I chose the language, and then I chose ...
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Which file to associate with the Windows boot manager to load GRUB?

I installed Ubuntu using a Live USB. I have a Windows partition and used GParted to create an extended partition in order to lay my new distro. When I rebooted my computer after the installation, no ...
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Why doesn't my live USB save settings, even though I have a persistence file? [duplicate]

I have just made a Live USB of Ubuntu 12.04 on a 4 GB stick. I made it in startup disk creator in 10.04 and set the persistence file to 3 GB. But for some reason it doesn't save my settings on ...
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How can I avoid 'Installation Failed' error when creating a Start Up Disk?

I want to create a Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD. So I open Startup Disk Creator in the Ubuntu Dash. I go through all of the settings, and then click 'Make Startup Disk'. Almost immediately I get a window ...
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unable to boot from live USB

Edit: Welp, I re-made the live USB and now it works fine. Thanks for the replies! Another computing lesson learned the hard way. I was messing around with my new dual-boot (win7 and the latest ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu 12.04 without USB flash drive

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. Now, when I turn on my notebook, it displays only _. When insert the USB drive it's ok. I tried changing BIOS settings: some booting options, but ...
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Dual boot 12.04/windows 7 After installation my computer reboots straight to Windows. There is no option to boot Ubuntu.

Windows 7 Home Premium Intel i5 2500k CPU ASUSP8Z68-V PRO motherboard GeForce GTX 570 GPU Corsair 120Gb SSD (Windows 7 OS) WD 1 TB HDD I select the USB drive in the BIOS and boot to it ...
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can't get past the login screen

Using a brand-new install to a usb stick of 12.04 lts installed by Universal USB Installer 1.8.9.8. I log in as "ubuntu" with a blank password, the console appears for a second or two with text ...
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My fresh installed ubuntu 12,4 won´t start without live usb drive [closed]

I just installed a fresh copy of ubuntu 12,04 in my netbook, through a live USB drive. I used the whole HDD and erased an existent win 7 partition. It installed everything and then asked me to reboot. ...
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Unable to detect windows hard drive while running Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I experimented with Ubuntu 12.04 by running it from a USB drive, in-order to recover files from my hard disc. History: My laptop is an IBM R60 running windows 7. ...
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Multiple OS on one flash drive

I currently have an Ubuntu 12.04 copy on my flash drive, but I'm wondering if I can also have another OS on the same flash drive as well. If I put another OS on the drive, how will it distinguish ...
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How can I install Ubuntu without using the Wubi installer?

I have read a Danish book about Ubuntu. It seemed quite "easy" so I have decided that I want to erase windows 7 (actually windows 8 consumer preview) completely and install Ubuntu. The problem is ...
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12.04 Alternate USB menu, can't boot or install

Used Universal USB Installer 1.8.9.8 to make a USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 alternate i386. Booted it. On the menu, pressing enter on "Run Ubuntu from this USB" or "Install Ubuntu on a hard disk" does ...
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Kernel Panic while booting Ubuntu 12.04 in Live USB

I get a kernel panic while booting Ubuntu 12.04 as a Live USB on two different computers. One computer is custom made with Intel Processor Pentium Dual 1.8GHz with EM64T and an NVIDIA GPU card. The ...
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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Desktop doesn't come up after installation

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64x with Live USB as my CD ROM isn't working. The Live USB was made in Windows (no errors came while doing so). I then installed the 12.04 from USB with everything OK. In the ...
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How should USB stick in Lion for 12.04 be formatted initially? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key? To create an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS USB stick in Mac OS X Lion, how should be the stick formatted initially?