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 try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer that has no Linux suport for video card? (12.04)

I want to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer. I got it as a 64 bit system with a win7 64 bit but now it runs a 32 bit win 7 (due to canon printer driver issue). The Windows device manager ...
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How to use a bootable USB on another machine without grub?

I have installed (not live CD) Ubuntu on a USB stick, and now having dual boot with Windows. How can I use this USB on another machine, as the latter does not have grub. How to make the USB ...
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Live-Ubuntu 12.04 ran fine, now stopped booting!

I've seen similar problems to this several times in the forum, but mine is a bit different, so the other posts I saw were no help to me. When I boot Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit from live-SD-card (3GB ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue and Error: No default or UI configuration directive found boot > on pendrive

I have dell inspiron, previously I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 and made it dual boot. But since I want to upgrade my Ubuntu version and change the partition spacing, I deleted 11.10 ...
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Problems with run from USB installation creation and lack of option to run from USB

I wanted to use and try Ubuntu from a USB flash drive so I used the Universal USB installer from PenDriveLinux. I selected ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso since I have a 64bit processor on an HP ...
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Memtest with Ubuntu 12.04 live CD

I've probably missed something but I can't find the memtest option when booting from my Ubuntu 12.04 Live USB. Could someone please tell me how to get to it?
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LiveCD/USB boot issues with Ubuntu 12.04 on blank drive

Not sure how common this issue is, or even how badly I may be missing something simple, but I am a first time user having some serious problems. Some background: old HDD running Windows 7 developed ...
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kernel panic - not syncing : attempted to kill init!

yes this problem might have been reported and solved for a lot of people on the Internet but i haven't found anyone who is running their Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB drive. i crashed my hard disk a long ...
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Live USB doesnt recognize any bootable file on usb. Booting from usb gives disc error

Windows is screwed up and I cannot register it on my computer (product on HD doesn't match product previously on motherboard). So I decided to just run Ubuntu instead. I put the Ubuntu .iso file I ...
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How to access files in Windows partition from Ubuntu live USB?

I run Ubuntu from a USB (run the whole OS from it, persistent) and want to access files such as my pictures or documents from Windows 7, is it possible to do so? How?
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Ubuntu doesn't start from USB after installation

My computer refuses to boot from the USB even after I change everything that I can possibly think of on my motherboard's BIOS. But I have booted from the USB twice in the past. The first time is when ...
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Booting from Live USB leads to command line instead of menu

I'm trying to install 12.04 x64 from a USB stick. I created the Live USB as per instructions from ubuntu.com, however, after choosing to boot from USB I get stuck with a command line, titled GRUB. ...
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I installed Ubuntu onto an external usb drive, can it be used on multiple computers?

I installed the 12.04 iso with unetbootin to a flash drive then booted into the liveusb and installed onto an external hard disks. works flawlessly so far. My question is; Am I able to boot to it ...
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Can't install due to “udeb file failed the MD5 checksum verification” error

I have been trying to get Ubuntu 12.04.1 (desktop-i386) running on my laptop. Have burned a boot-able CD containing 12.04.1. It allows me the option of Trying out Ubuntu before installing, but the ...
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How can I create a partition without the usage of Live CD nor USB?

Translation Is it possible to create a partition when using the system? When I try to do it on GParted, it seems that the options are disabled because of the disk is mounted and it cannot be ...
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If I install Ubuntu to a USB with “Universal USB Installer”, will my Windows be broken?

When I tried installing Ubuntu ISO image to my USB drive, the universal USB installer displays this message: create syslinux MBR on (H:) - existing MBR will be overwritten If I click next, will my ...
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How to create bootable usb from pre-installed Ubuntu?

I am a new Ubuntu user. Whoever helped me assumes that I've actively downloaded Ubuntu and so have an ISO. But I got Ubuntu pre-installed, and want to create a bootable USB backup. No idea what to ...
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12.04 backlight issue for Acer Aspire 5734z-4725 running on usb flash drive

I have followed the fix found here: Backlight Issue However I can't use the sudo update-grub2 command as it errors with /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?) ...
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Create windows XP's live USB using ubuntu [closed]

My hard disk crashed.. I can run Ubuntu using a pendrive by making a live USB of Ubuntu, which I made using Windows 7. In the similar way, I want to run Windows XP too using another pen drive (without ...
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Regular installation or Live USB with Reserved Space?

I recently just got a another 8 GB flashdrive (I have a total of 3 flashdrives, 18 GB of total usable space) and I want to install Ubuntu and boot it on a computer to do some coding and Robotics (...
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trying live-usb 12.04.1 image on an old desktop

I am trying to load Ubuntu 12.04.1 32-bit desktop image on an old desktop computer. The system shows the initial menu, but after a while, I get an error like the one in the following two screenshots (...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with USB on laptop

I have created a bootable USB stick using Universal USB Installer 1.9.0.9 and tried to boot from my USB on a laptop with a clean hard drive. I keep getting the message Could not find kernel image: ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.04 from USB

I want to dual-boot Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 on my new ultrabook which has an Intel i7 3517U processor 6GB RAM Windows 7, 64-bit no CD/DVD drive I created my bootable USB stick using pendrivelinux....
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How can I make a bootable USB ubuntu live disk for a Mac using Ubuntu?

I've found guides that explain how to make a bootable disk for macs using macs, but I want to use ubuntu to make this mac-bootable disk. Is there a way to do that? In other words, I have: a ...
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How Do I Install From A Live USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? I remember doing this from a while ago but I had to uninstall Ubuntu for.... capacity reasons. Now, ...
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Usb stick too slow to benchmark?

I have a Core 2 Duo T8100@2.1GHz with 3GB RAM. After some time using XUbuntu 10.10 on an 8GB stick I decided to switch to 12.04 and put it onto a 32GB stick (Transcend). I use an EXT4 with no ...
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How to install 12.04 on Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook?

A few days ago, I bought this laptop, and now I want to change its OS (Windows 7) to Ubuntu but failed. I burn it to a USB stick, set BIOS to startup from USB and it worked. I followed the install ...
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Wallpaper only shows up after booting from USB

After I boot my PC with Ubuntu 12.04 from USB drive, it only shows the wallpaper. I'm able to access the terminal, and the system files through making a folder. I tried doing the unity --reset but ...
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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 ...