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How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD?

I recently installed the ISO for 12.04 LTS on a 4GB USB. I installed and started up Ubuntu perfectly from my USB. Now, I had to restart my computer and when I started it back on (from USB) it was ...
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Can I create a LiveUSB from Ubuntu 12.04 without having the original ISO file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I easily remaster Ubuntu? I have 12.04 installed but I would like to create a 12.04 .iso file to put on a USB and run Ubuntu 12.04 of that. I do not want to ...
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How to access internal hard drive from Ubuntu live USB?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 off my USB drive at the moment because my hard drive has no OS and won't allow Windows 7 to install on my internal hard drive. Here's the low down though: I was trying to ...
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Unable to create 12.04 boot CD or DVD

I am trying to upgrade my PC to 12.04, so I downloaded the .iso desktop file to burn onto a CD or DVD. Before creating the disk I first made a bootable USB stick (using pendrive), this worked fine in ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu from USB - Only getting FreeDOS command prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I own a little Acer Aspire One with no CD drive (it's a 10' notebook and was given it with operating ...
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Changes are persistent on a bootable USB flash drive?

I consider to create a bootable pendrive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I wonder if all changes that will be made are persistent? If I install an application, will it be also available after OS reboot? Will ...
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Difference between Live Session and Full Installation.

When I boot a computer from a Ubuntu disc and choose an option to try ubuntu. How exactly live session runs? Is it a full running instance of ubuntu os or some sort of visual interface on top of ...
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Can I make a live usb with 2 different versions of Ubuntu?

I have a laptop and a pc. My pc is very old having 1G Ram and old dual core processor but my laptop is relatively new. I want to use 12.04 for laptop and 10.10 for my pc. Is there a way I can add two ...
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Can't run or install ubuntu from USB (worked on another computer) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Kernel error, try with noapic option” displayed when installing Ubuntu I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I couldn't find anything on google about my ...
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How can I repair bootable USB drive?

I have made an USB Drive, as live USB. But I am unable to boot from it. It has all required files. Assuming I don't have original ISO, how can I attempt to make it bootable again?
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Hard-drive fails to boot if suspend was activated prior to restarting. Booting a live USB/CD fixes the issue (temporarily)

I am running 12.04 64-bit and am dual booting with Win7, for full disclosure, although I suspect that has nothing to do with my problem. The boot-loader(GRUB) fails to load often and I will be ...
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How to create DOS Boot USB flash drive with (X)Ubuntu

I'm trying to boot Xubuntu from USB Flash Drive on my old laptop Fujitsu-Siemens but it shows "Missing Operating system. Operating System not found". Although the Flash Drive works on my current ...
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Where do the files downloaded/created in persistent mode get stored?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from my usb drive in persistence mode. I haven't installed it. Where do the apps downloaded or files created in libre office get stored? On the pen drive itself? Thank in ...
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How do I install programs in a Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb?

Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb. How do I install programs. Boot/OS and (optionally) configuration [in a tarball] are stored on read-only media. Any approach recommended? Maybe a good tool that ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a persistent bootable USB stick WITH installed packages

My question is if is it possible to install a customized LiveUSB (Ubuntu with some extra packages installed) into a PC with those changes. Meaning if i install restricted packages in my usb I can ...
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Live USB ignored during startup

I created a live USB using pendrive, but when I start my computer it simply ignores the drive. It tells me "No bootable device" (This is normal, there is no OS on the computer), but even when the USB ...
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Why is zero swap being used on my setup?

From the looks of the swaps proc; ubuntu:~$ cat /proc/swaps Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sdc2 partition 4104188 0 -1 ubuntu:~$ ...
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How do i configure the live usb to install additional packages?

I have saved all the packages from the directory /var/cat/apt/archives to Usb. Is it possible to configure the live Usb to accommodate all these extra packages /var/cache/apt/archives; so that it ...
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Can I install Ubuntu from a live USB to which I have copied some additional data?

I created a live USB for Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit edition around a month ago. The installation went fine from the USB. I've been adding some files not related to Ubuntu to a folder on the USB drive. I ...
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How to make a USB stick swap disk?

OK , I know this sounds a bit silly and solid state drives like a USB flash stick are probly the last thing on earth you want to use as a swap disk since they could go bad pretty quick from all the ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick

I have used the program "Universal USB Installer" to 'save' Ubuntu on my USB stick. So far - good. When I boot it, I get these options , but on a totally black screen and I can't use them. I choose ...
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How do I install Ubuntu in command-line mode from the Live CD?

I'm having 12.04 live CD . I want to install ubuntu only with CLI mode . I don't want to do like installing GUI and then setting it to boot to terminal . the purpose behind this question is I want ...
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How can I create a LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?

How can I create a Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB?
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12.04 LiveUSB turns to black screen on Test Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I wanted to try Ubuntu first before installing so I put it on a flash drive. I boot the the drive no ...
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Ubuntu not saving files and settings when running from flash drive

How can I make Ubuntu run completely off of a flash drive? I have downloaded Ubuntu onto a 4gb flash drive but no changes I make are saved between sessions. I want to be able to run and save ...
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Failure to boot from USB

I have created a USB live disk and am trying to boot from it. The computer Im using to learn Linux on is a Dell Optiplex 755 4gb ram C2D 3.0ghz and Im running windows 7 ultimate without any problems. ...
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Will Ubuntu work, if installed on Flash Drive?

Will I be able to use Ubuntu as an independent os, If I run it from a flash drive? In Other words, will everything work like as if the OS was installed on the actual HD of the system? Access ...
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Incorrect Username/Password prompt on Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Live CD asks for a username and password I'm having a little bit of trouble with Ubuntu12.04 on a Live USB. Yesterday when installing mplayer 2 the system downloaded and ...
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Why isn't persistence working on Lubuntu 12.04 Live-USB?

I have used Universal-USB-Installer ever since to install different Linux versions to USB flash drive. But now with Lubuntu 12.04 even though I do the same process by selecting persistence file, it ...
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Why Lubuntu runs fine from USB flash drive as LiveCD, but is extremely slow when installed on the same USB disk?

I have a strange problem. I have latest Lubuntu 12.04 on my USB flash drive installed as live installation (LiveCD mode). Everything runs fine and smooth, no problem with speed of the system. But ...
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Will the data from my persistent Live-USB automatically transfer when I install?

I have a Live USB of Lubuntu 12.04. I have been working with it for quite some time now and have installed quite a few packages in it. Now, I want to convert this to an actual install. When I do so, ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04 on New Machine

I built a new system with the intent of using Ubuntu 12.04 as my primary OS, but I am unable to install it. Every time I boot, the splash screen with the options to try or install Ubuntu appears as it ...
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Can I run “live” Ubuntu from a USB drive?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a USB drive via the Universal USB Installer, but it only gives me the option to install Ubuntu, not "try" Ubuntu. Is this not possible? The problem is, I don't have access ...
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Why won't my install on Macbook work?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook. The CD drive is broken, so I am going from a USB flash drive I created. I can get it to "Try Ubuntu" perfectly fine, as a matter of fact I'm using ...
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Problem with Terminal while creating a bootable USB stick on OS X

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable USB stick on OS X and everything is fine until step number 8: I have executed sudo, entered my password and now nothing is happening. I tried to go ...
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Ubuntu from USB stick won't work

I'm relatively new to linux and am trying to put linux my HP netbook. Since I'm trying to install it on a netbook I have to use the USB method of partitioning my hard drive. So I have downloaded ...
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LiveUSB does not work

I made a LiveUSB stick by following the instructions from this site. I booted to the LiveUSB with my other PC and got the Ubuntu installation screen with the following options: run from USB, ...
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How to boot into Live USB/CD with UEFI on latest Vaio S series?

I am unable to boot from USB/CD into a live Ubuntu session to proceed with install. Esc or F12 didn't work and I can't seem to be able to enter the bios settings. Sony Vaio S w/ Ivy Bridge (just one ...
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How can I replicate the LiveUSB boot-experience using GRUB2?

As far as I know, ubuntu live usb versions use syslinux as bootloader whereas, when installed, the default is GRUB2. This makes replicating the boot experience a bit more involved than just copying ...
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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 running ...
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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 of=...
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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 to ...
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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 ...