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

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How to install GRUB on the hard-disk? [duplicate]

I'm kinda new to Linux. I wanted to install Ubuntu, so I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7, (I partitioned my HDD and left it unallocated) Ubuntu did not ask where to install and stuff, it just ...
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Will a live usb with persistence store files automatically?

I'm not even sure if i worded my question right but, I'm familiarizing myself with Ubuntu and want to install it on a new desktop I just finished putting together so I'm trying it on my laptop via ...
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Can I have a live Ubuntu USB with a partition for persistent mode, AND have a partition that allows me to store windows files, on the same drive?

My question is, on one flash drive, can I have 3 partitions which are 1: The Live USB partitions (about 4GB) 2: Casper-rw partition of persistent mode (another 4GB) ^ those two are both created by ...
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Persistent mode on USB has different data between computers

Using LiveLinux USB creator, and this tutorial, I turned a 32GB flash drive into a live Ubuntu USB with a 26GB casper-rw partition. This works on the computer that I created the USB with (kept all my ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10 with USB

I've downloaded the .iso file (ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso), and then used Unetbootin to make my 16Gb Kingston pendrive a live-USB. Then I restart my notebook (samsung r580) and access the BIOS. I ...
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how to uninstall Ubuntu 12.10 to install Ubuntu 12.04 with only Ubuntu 12.10 with usb pen drive (Startup Disk Creator doesn't finish the creation)

due to my ignorance and the need to use a programm I can't install on Ubuntu 12.10, I decided to uninstall it to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit, because I have a 64 bit laptop). I have only Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Can I install Ubuntu to a USB3 flash drive to play Steam games?

I'm thinking of buying a 64 GB USB 3.0 flash drive to put Ubuntu 12.10 on. If I do this, can I then install Steam on the flash drive and play Steam games?
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What is vmlinuz.efi.signed?

Installation media for Ubuntu 12.10 contain a copy of the kernel named vmlinuz.efi.signed. What is it for, and how is it made?
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Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
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How can I install 12.10 on a Sony Vaio Ultrabook (Windows 8)

I have a Sony Vaio Ultrabook with an Intel i3 64 bit running Windows 8. I booted into Ubuntu via USB and then tried to install and got this message each time: SORRY, UBUNTU 12.10 HAS EXPERIENCED ...
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Failed to open and save monitior configuration

I try to use Ubuntu 12.04. from USB with a 4 GB peristent part. First i changed some monitor settings (have two). After rebooting I got the error message: Could not apply the stored configuration for ...
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How to copy settings from a live usb ubuntu

My ubuntu 12.10 installation has a big display problem ("gnome no effects works", but no other desktop option), how can I copy the settings from a Ubuntu Live USB (that works flawlessly)? thanks
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How do I move a file from one place to another in ubuntu?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB using an ISO file, so I downloaded unetbootin but for whatever reason, unetbootin does not provide the option (no it doesn't!) of looking into my home folder to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I have created an USB installer with UNetbootin for Ubuntu 12.10 Live (I'm not sure if that is the right one for this) I disabled Fast Boot, but I didn't change UEFI to Legacy because nothing will ...
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Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu 12....
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Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible?

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
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Installing programs to LiveCD/USB? [duplicate]

I want to have an Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB with a program (Cisco Packet Tracer) installed on it that’s always there every time I boot. Anyone knows how to do this? (Preferably as an image as I ...
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Can`t install ubuntu 12.10 from usb stick

Have a laptop with x64 amd, 3 gig ram, win 7. Downloaded the desktop iso file 12.10 x64 from ubuntu website. Also universal usb installer and unetbootin win. When I finished the first step => load the ...
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start terminal from bootable USB drive

I am running Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive on an old machine. The graphical interface is using up all the memory and I actually just need a terminal. Is there a way to not start the desktop ...
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Ubuntu Live CD - Persistance and install

If I were to use a Ubuntu live USB with persistence for a while, and then when I am comfortable with it, choose to install it to a Hard Disk, will my persistent data transfer over? Or will I get a ...
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Roxio won't let me burn Ubuntu ISO to USB drive

I'm trying to burn Ubuntu 12.10 to USB drive. I downloaded the Ubuntu image fine and I want to burn it with Roxio software. But when Roxio opened up, it gave me only one option for burn the ISO image ...
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How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB using Trisquel?

Does anyone have experience creating a bootable Ubuntu USB from the Trisquel OS? I have no access to a Windows or OS X machine.
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How can I free space on a Ubuntu Usb drive?

I'm very new in the Ubuntu family (I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , just 2 days ago, I must learn Linux for college). Second of all, English is not my native language, but I'll try to be as clear as ...
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Trouble With Persistence After Making a USB Live Thumb Drive Using Pendrivelinux

I created a bootable Ubuntu on my 32GB thumb drive (on a NTFS partition) and I selected a persistence of 4GB. I've noticed that when I reboot from the initial booting off of the USB thumb drive, ...
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Ubuntu Live USB doesn't boot on Dell Dell Inspiron 17r

I am trying to boot an Ubuntu 12.10 Live USB on a Dell Inspiron 17r. However, after I boot from the usb, it briefly displays the red screen with keyboard and accessibility icon. It then goes to a ...
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Can I store files and folders on a live USB

Sorry but my flasher is quite big. I wonder,I have some movies and stuff. Could I store them on the same flash drive after installing Ubuntu so that I could store them on the usb drive. (I just want ...
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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 ...