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12.04 Live CD/USB will not boot

On my old Dell Inspiron 530 (late 2007 model), the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO will not boot at all. It hangs at the splash screen while it's scanning for devices (I know this because I booted it after the first ...
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Live USB Always Freezes [duplicate]

I have tried unetbootin, LiLi, and Universal USB Installer, but they all freeze on the SYSLINUX "intro" screen. I am trying 12.04 x64. How do I get it to work?
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12.04 LTS amd64 post install error: Operating System not found.

This is the third time that I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 on my x120e successfully (using 3 different well formatted USB sticks) BUT when I reboot after installation, I get an error ...
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Live CD boot/installation problem, blank screen - 12.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64 from my usb stick. When booting from usb I instantly get a blank screen (with a grey box at the left bottom) I checked the live system with my ...
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux?

What are the steps to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux, universal USB installer exactly?
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't install from USB to Asus eee Netbook

Please help :) I've made the bootable USB all fine and dandy, press enter to install, it flashes and then does nothing! Just stays on the same screen counting down from 30 per usual. My netbook is ...
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12.04 won't boot from Live CD or USB

My laptop (the only PC left in my home to install Ubuntu 12.04 now that it's out) is not booting from Live CD or USB. I get past the screen with the little person in the circle. but right after that, ...
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Hang When Loading off USB, at command sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 from the live USB. It runs properly until the kernel gives an error while booting: [ 32.072015] [left arrow c15af11f right Arrow] sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28 I also ...
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Why is live-build failing to find this package?

I am trying to use live-build to create a remix of ubuntu 12.04. My goal is a bootable liveusb that can install the base ubuntu system plus my custom packages. I am using live-build with the following ...
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Live usb/cd is not booting on Asus M599X evo motherboard having UEFI bios?

I tried booting both x32 and x64 versions of ubuntu 12.04. When i choose Default/Try ubuntu without installing in the boot menu option, the system hangs and the booting stops.
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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk

The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to ...
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Instal Ubuntu to w2k machine

I have a dilapidated PC at home i want to turn turn into a server (probably with debian on it in the end). My first thoughts were to install Ubuntu through the live-boot USB but for some reason, I ...
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Blinking cursor and black screen when trying to boot from USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I made Ubuntu 12.04 USB stick with unetbootin. When I select my USB drive in boot menu, I ...
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How to install PPAs and Proprietary Drivers on a persistent LiveUSB

I am trying to create a USB Persistent Pen Drive that has all the last updates ahd the following "special" packages: Added PPAs with the programs installed. For example Wine. Proprietary Drivers ...
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USB drive install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server fails - can't find components from CD-ROM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32bit) on a machine here using a USB stick. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.4 which has support for 12.04 server to get the ISO onto the USB drive. ...
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Live USB or Live CD not booting?

Either it's Live USB or Live CD, Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on my old laptop. It gives an error with this message all the time: "This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU : ...
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12.04 USB installation problems

I used up a LOT of my Internets on Thursday to download the 32 and 64 bit alternate-install ISO's... I was totally looking forward to upgrading my netbook over the weekend! But alas... no. This is ...
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LIve USB not booting

I've downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 12.04 and created a Live USB but when I try to boot from USB this Error comes up. "BOOT ERROR" What should I Do?
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Boot to text mode by default on LiveUSB?

Recently, i try to remaster my lucyd with UCK. Everything is OK! Just wondering, by pressing esc i can see all the process. So, is there any way to make it happen by default, to boot TEXT MODE on live ...
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I can't start my computer after installing 12.04

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Live USB. The installation went very well. But When I restarted my computer, I couldn't boot into it. I have to boot it from Live USB. What could be the reason and ...
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Trouble making a Live USB with Debian 'Sqeeze'

So first off, I'm using Debian sqeeze and I'm trying to make an Ubuntu 12. 04 Precise Pangolin Live USB. This is kind of a problem at the moment because debian does not have the "startup disk creator" ...
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12.04 LiveUSB doesn't upgrade for 10.04 installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No new release found” when upgrading a server from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS I burnt Ubuntu to USB and when I try to install it, it doesn't allow me to upgrade ...
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Is there a version of Ubuntu Server that will install from a USB drive?

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server on a computer that has no CD Drive and it is trying to detect a CD drive and fails whenever it cant find it.
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When using Ubuntu on a Live CD or USB, how can I determine if a different, inactive install is 32 vs 64 bit?

I was not able to determine by searching whether this question has already been asked and answered. My search always turned up some other 32 versus 64 bit question. I want to know if it is possible ...
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Where can I download a live cd?

The whole "LiveCD" concept is mentioned all over the place, and I've used live usb sticks before, but there appears to be nowhere to download this version. I thought that maybe this is wrapped into ...
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Live USB not booting in Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 [closed]

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 with most recent BIOS version. I created a USB stick to book Ubuntu from but the IdeaPad does not list/show the stick when I want to select it for booting? I did try all ...
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Live USB won't boot properly on Asus EEE PC 1201HAB

For some reason, I never get an X session going. I see a bunch of startup text messages, then it just stops. I checked the Xorg.0.log and it looks like there's some issue with the vesa driver? I tried ...
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The resulting .iso doesn't work - MultiCD

Burning a separate CD for each distribution (Ubuntu, Kubuntu etc.) is cumbersome. I found MultiCD which promises me to have a single DVD which can hold several distributions. It is very great tool. ...
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Trying different flavors of Ubuntu from a USB drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a dual boot of different Ubuntu versions? X K L M E U Since only 1 gig of space is recommended you should be able to have 8 possible version on a 16 gig flash drive. Cause I ...
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How can I make an Ubuntu recovery image on external media?

I am about to expand my Ubuntu partition, so I think I should make a backup of current one in case something goes wrong. Is there some software to make a bootable USB and recovery image?
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Ubuntu USB Expert Install - Grub2 installs on USB

I used Unetbootin and Installed the mini.iso over to my USB. I carried out the wizard installation steps and Grub2 gets installed onto the USB Stick instead of the Hard Drive. Any Ideas?
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Live CD has black screen HP DV6 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Attempting to install/try ubuntu (11.10, 12.04) on my new laptop, using a liveCD (and tried USB). ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu from USB

I have a PC with Windows 7 on one disk. First, I use WUBI to install Ubuntu, but I can not see the ubuntu logo. Then, I try to install 11.10 on the disk, but I get the same result. And then I try to ...
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Are there any data migration tools?

I'm trying to migrate a laptop's HDD to another HDD. I'm trying to find a way to use Ubuntu Live USB with persistence and run tools such as this! I tried disc copy bootable linux distro, didn't work. ...
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Ubuntu Live usb with persistence mode, how to install nvidia driver?

Im trying to install graphics drivers on my usb ubuntu live, but i get errors when i activate them. through the hardware drive window. would be nice if some gave me a tutorial of installing ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade flash player on usb-live Ubuntu?

A website requires an upgrade of flash player(while running firefox). My current configuration is: live-usb of 11.10 Ubuntu notebook with no internal hdd one external usb hdd Internet access Can ...
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Can I install ubuntu on usb hdd without loosing data on it?

I have live-usb stick that I can boot latest live Ubuntu from. Then I have 160GB external WD hdd with few GB free of space. My notebook can't have any internal hdd so I was wondering if I can use my ...
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How do I install gnucap or octave?

I have tried to install gnucap (I downloaded it from the website http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucap/ with the extension .tar.gz) in the Ubuntu live-usb. I have tried to do it in the terminal with: sudo ...
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Cleaning up unwanted files in a LiveUSB

After running Disk Usage Analyzer on the file system, I am looking for ways to remove unneeded files on my Live USB. Firstly, is there anything I can do about the files in the casper archive? For ...
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Install from Persistent LiveUSB, including files / changes on casper-rw

I made a persistent LiveUSB drive that I've used for a while now, and I would like to install that LiveUSB environment to the harddrive of a computer. I've tried simply installing it using the ...
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Can I boot from external usb hdd?

I have bootable ubuntu usb and everything is working fine. Note that I can boot only from usb or cd/dvd. Now I want to install new programs, edit my own files etc... So I thought that the best ...
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Live USB data gets lost on Restart

I am crawling some data using Apache Nutch and storing it on my USB Drive. The OS itself is Ubuntu Live Boot OS. But for every restart or shutdown I am losing my data. I also tried suspending my ...
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Is a 5 minute long Live USB boot time normal?

I've just made a Live USB stick with Ubuntu 11.10 USB creator. I tried it on 2 laptops and the boot time is very long, more than 5 minutes. Is it normal? If it is, what is the interest of having a ...
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How to add skype to live usb (before creating the usb)?

I have just created live ubuntu usb using Unetbootin and an ISO of Ubuntu 11.10. Everything works fine but I miss skype. Can I add skype to the ISO somehow? Not to download it and install on usb ...
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How to create live Ubuntu CD and connect using android USB tethering.

I can boot my old notebook only from usb or cd drive. And I want to connect the internet via my android phone using usb tethering. Windows connects automatically if the phone is connected to the ...
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Does booting a live USB (with persistence turned off) cause writes to occur to it?

I know that Ubuntu will not and can not write to a live CD-R/DVD+-R when it is booting from it, as it is a read-only medium. However, the procedure (at least on the data level) for running Ubuntu off ...
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How to create Ubuntu *Server* bootable USB drive using YUMI?

This article suggest to select Ubuntu Server 10.04 from the list in YUMI(I'm using windows edition). However, the latest YUMI does not have Ubuntu Server 10.04 in the list. The only Server version is ...
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How do I create a Fedora 16 live usb from Ubuntu? [closed]

UNetBootin and LiveUSB Install don't support Fedora 16 yet, so how do I manually create a live USB?
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How long does it take to partition during installation, and what happens if I restart

I am installing ubuntu from a USB disk, I am following this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download I was relying on ubuntu's installation to do the partitioning for me, I had only one ...
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My USB test drive hangs on boot. How can I get it to boot with the right options?

I try to install 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba Satelite notebook with AMD E350 processor. The installation USB successfully tested on an Acer Aspire desktop although I only ran a try out. On the ...