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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...