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

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What is the root password for a live usb stick? [duplicate]

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure I installed Ubuntu to a USB stick. I didn't set any password any time - why can't I use su?
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Live Ubuntu 12.04 USB Disc not detected in UEFI

This was not my first time attempting dual boot, but it is for doing this with Windows 8. The troublesome UEFI does not detect my USB stick although I changed the boot order and disabled secure boot. ...
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How to create and use casper-rw in different USB with a live usb

I have created an Ubuntu Live USB using pendrive's Universal USB Installer. I found a link about creating the casper-rw but it's for a Live CD at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD/Persistence. ...
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Installing UBUNTU 12.04 on ASUS Zenbook UX32A

I used to use UBUNTU on my old pc. I have just bought my first laptop an ASUS UX32A. I have created a USB (working one i hope) I am not sure how to go about doing this and where I should down load it....
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Unable to boot to Live USB linux [closed]

I am trying to test different distros from a specific usb thumb drive that I have. I am installing them using UNetBootIn. The installation goes fine. I am doing this process from Xubuntu 12.10 live ...
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Cannot get Linux to boot from usb

this is my first time trying to install Linux. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. I have tried two different Linux distos as well as two different programs to create the usb live key and have tried to ...
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Package network-manager-openvpn is not available, but is referred to by another package

I'm trying out Ubuntu's live cd and have booted in from a USB. I want to check if it will work with my VPN or not. I already have Network Manager installed, but when I go to Configure VPNs, I can only ...
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Persistent USB stick + installer + Windows-friendly storage

I was looking for some method to install Ubuntu (32-bit) on my 8GB (7.3GB) USB stick, with the following things in mind: The installation should be persistent, and keep all changes and installed ...
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How do I remove any data from a LiveUSB with data persistence?

I have miss-configured my LiveUSB installation and now when I run boot from it I get an error. How can I erase LiveUSB data? Can it be done from the booting LiveUSB menu? For some weird reason ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not starting after USB install on a netbook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a Asus Eee PC "flare series" from a USB key made with LiLi (...
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Ubuntu hanging at boot screen

I had Ubuntu 12.04 working fine with my laptop. Later i upgraded to 12.10. It was working fine for some time. Then i installed some packages to make my MTS device work. This made Ubuntu crash. Later ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10

I've just made a bootable USB stick following this official how-to: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx But unfortunately, my Mac doesn't seem to recognise the USB ...
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How can I make peristent changes on a USB ubuntu install?

Here's what I've tried with no success: Unetbootin: It keeps hanging. Linux Live USB: I only get an empty folder as the result Universal installer: it hasn't worked. Can I use my Ubunu CD-ROM in ...
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How much space does Ubuntu use on a persistent pendrive with the updates?

This might have been asked here before......but I am wondering how much disk space on my pendrive an updated Ubuntu 12.10 OS will take up. I have reserved 3.5 GB for it but it gave me an error ...
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USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
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Ubuntu persistent LiveUSB mac

I made a bootable live usb drive with ubuntu 11.10 with the help of penguintosh, which uses an efi bootloader that loads the iso of the operating system. Is there anyway to make this installation ...
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I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
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How to log in after logout in L/UBUNTU live persistent usb?

I have created a persistent live usb of Lubuntu 12.10 on a 16 GB flash pendrive with a 4GB space for persistency. It basically works like an installation, as new programs can be installed and new ...
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No cd Rom. No installation?

I do not have a cd rom on my netbook. It is an aspire one and I cannot install ubuntu due to be not having a cd rom. Can i use usb ports? And how to i make a "live" usb drive?
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Booting Ubuntu12.10 USB on Asus X401a Win8

This is my first time replacing an OS with Linux. I want to replace windows with Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus X401a. The laptop does not have an optical drive so I need to use a USB stick. I've read all ...
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Add Ubuntu live to another ubuntu+windows system

I've got Win7 in a ntfs-partition and lubuntu 12.10 in another one. **sudo fdisk -l** Disco /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 19457 cilindros, 312581808 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes on loading (logo) screen while installing

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop: Toshiba A-665 - i7 1.7 GHz - 4Gb RAM - nVidia GeForce GTS350M. After Ubuntu boot it always freezes in the purple loading screen, with the logo on it. ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.10 but can't login due to GPU lock and I can't boot with nomodeset because I get no GRUB menu. What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I'm a complete noob to Ubuntu/Linux. Obviously Ubuntu is having trouble with my NVIDIA card and thus ...
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How to remove the “install ubuntu” splash from a live usb

I want to use usb sticks for teaching a programming class, so I don't want the "install ubuntu" option splash at the start, is there a way to edit a start-up file to stop this?
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USB Boot Failure after using pendrivelinux

I have created a Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop (32-bit) Live USB using the pendrivelinux.com Universal USB Creator. I selected the "Format Drive with FAT32" option, added maximum Persistent Storage, but other ...
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There is no boot sector in usb?

I had downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop Iso file and used the USB installer provided at pendrivelinux.com to boot from the USB device. I cannot install Ubuntu from windows as I am having some ...
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How do I retrieve my files if mounting gives me a “bad superblock” error?

I got my Ubuntu 12.04 corrupted after a sudden power cut. I've tried to retrieve my data from a live USB but I am not able to mount my main disk (/dev/sda1). It gives me a error about a bad super ...
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Why my live installation results blank screen?

Trying to boot into the 12.10 live installation from a USB stick on ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD. After GRUB it just shows a blank screen. It's an UEFI system, so from the boot manager I picked UEFI: USB ...
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How to finish setting up to boot from LiveUSB?

Katies-iMac:~ KatieBaer$ sudo dd if=/Users/KatieBaer/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.dmg of=/dev/rdisk4 bs=1M WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion ...
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How can I convert my live Ubuntu 12.04 installation into a bootable version for CD or USB?

The subject tells it all. While I am seeing many people having difficulties with dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 8 I came to this idea (as my Linux partition is too small for installing VMware ...
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How can I make a live-usb without downloading the ISO file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create a .iso (USB) of my current system? Is there a way to create a live-usb without downloading the iso files from the internet. Actually, I am using lubuntu on ...
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how to create a live-usb for ubuntu from a lubuntu system

I am using lubuntu 12.04 on my PC. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I create live-usb on Lubuntu so that I can install Ubuntu OS to my Laptop. Edit: There's no startup disc ...
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How should I go about demonstrating Ubuntu on someone else's system?

My relative saw me using Ubuntu and asked me about it. I suggested him to try it. He asked me to show it in his pc, to try it. I recommended him to use the Live USB stick and try with it or install ...
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Blank Screen upon boot, but no GRUB menu!

Thanks and any help would be much appreciated. HP Pavillion dv6 notebook: < 6 months old i5 processor dual integrated graphics 8 gb ram 750 HDD Currently running W7 I have a bootable USB drive ...
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How do I restore PenDriveLinux boot load menu after accidental overwrite?

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu created from pendrivelinux.com. I've been running it off the USB drive to play with Linux on various machines without a problem. I recently installed Ubuntu to a hard ...
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USB Stick won't boot

So I wanted to play around with CHrome OS, and installed the Vanilla version of Chromium OS to my trusty USB Stick. I used the Win32DiskImager.exe to install the OS to the USB stick. All went well, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't come up after installation

I have downloaded the iso file and put it on a flash drive. After that i booted from the flash drive and the normal Ubuntu installation screen popped up. I clicked install now and it did everything ...
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I boot my usb and the copyrights details show but I cannot go anywhere from there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? I plug in my usb and turn my computer and then ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 from USB key on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 (2012 model)

I'm new in the Linux community and thus, I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 by using a USB flash drive boot (used with LiLi Creator). I installed the ISO file using LiLi Creator on the USB key, but when ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 hangs on installation

I have ubuntu on my usb drive. It boots after I select boot from usb drive. It shows me the option to choose to try or install. Whenever I choose either, it asks me to log into my wifi which I do and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit boots live CD but can't install on Sony Vaio SVS1511

I need some help. During install first steps ubuntu installer stops during HDD detection.(just before he asks about install side by side with win). It is a 750gb seagate with UEFI system and win 7 64 ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 : won't boot, won't let to boot from LiveCD/USB either

After a force reboot Lubuntu "boots" into a black screen with a blinking cursor. When trying to boot from LiveCD/USB I get the same result, so I can't access the system at all. BIOS update didn't help....
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(Xubuntu) no touchpad or mouse on Aspire One D270

I installed Xubuntu 12.10 on an Aspire One D270 using a Live USB. Initially, the live USB wouldn't boot, but by running sudo apt-get dist-upgrade on it (on a different machine), I upgraded the kernel ...
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How do I upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 8 while booting from Ubuntu live USB? [closed]

My Windows 7 install recently broke, and instead of reinstalling I decided I might as well upgrade it to Windows 8. To save money, I got the cheaper downloadable version of the Windows 8 installer and ...
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Invalid or damaged bootable partition [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu from the Ubuntu website and copied it to a pen drive. On booting it I'm getting an error stating Invalid or damaged bootable partition. How can I resolve this problem?
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Why can't I delete an item(in this case a java tar.gz) file of usb live boot for Xubuntu 12.10?

I am booting Xubuntu 12.10 off a live usb and cannot delete a tar.gz file, every time i try to delete the file it says it cannot find or create the trash directory :( is there anyway to fix this so i ...
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Installing Ubuntu Desktop on usb stick

trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a USB stick but I do not succeed. First time I tried, the USB stick contained an installation of USB server and I wanted to start over again. However, it ...
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Mount an image created from ddrescue

I know this question has been asked before, but following those answers does not seem to work for me. I have created an image of a USB stick this is on my laptop harddrive. How do I mount this image?...
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Cannot detect Windows 8 from Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB installation on Toshiba qosmio x870

From other questions raised, I read that if Ubuntu Live USB boots in UEFI mode then it should detect Windows 8 during installation. During installation, I only see two options, Erase disk and install ...