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Ubuntu Live USB stuck after booting

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 8.1 (dualboot). I have created a live USB using Universal USB Installer (and later on also tried Unetbootin, which still failed) and did all the ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on my macbook

I am installing Ubuntu on my macbook with an USB stick. The USB stick booted and i started the installation. When it asks me to restart to complete the installation i do so. But when i start up again ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Turn an external hard drive into a live usb

So the computer I am working with doesn't have a hard drive nor a CD drive and I intend to boot it from a "live external hard drive" but when I try to format it using UUI (Universal USB Installer) the ...
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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu LiveUSB using Windows 7?

I want to create a boot USB stick to test Ubuntu to make sure it will run on an old laptop (IBM ThinkPad with no operating system and no CD capability) I was given. How can I download direct to a ...
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Why doesn't my Lubuntu Live-usb drive boot up?

I have a very old [Fujitsu Siemens Amilo][1]. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a [Xubuntu][2] 32 bit. I created ...
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Why doesn't my Live-USB boot up but instead freezes up?

I have a very old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a Xubuntu 32 bit. I created the live USB ...
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Take your OS away on USB stick?

I went back to Ubuntu after longer time, my Vaio is running 14.04 last 10 days and I'm really happy with it..Systemback works wonders xD I'm wondering if there is a way to run/sync your OS to USB ...
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Dropbox on persistent liveUSB - how to make Dropbox remember my password and login?

I've made my "own light lubuntu" using uck. I've deleted all the stuff that I don't need - AbiWord, Gnumeric, even software center. I've created it using built-in software on lubuntu. I want to use it ...
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Verify Ubuntu installable USB created by usb-creator

Let's say I have an Ubuntu live USB pen drive, created using usb-creator. I want to Verify the integrity of the Ubuntu install on the pen drive (only against accidental damage, not malicious ...
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Error installing applications

I've installed a Ubuntu live install with persistence mode on a USB stick using Linux Live USB creator. (Windows got corrupted while changing a .sys file, partition table was saved.) I'm not able to ...
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Install ubuntu on Live USB from a Live USB

I have a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 with things I have installed and deleted, and preferences that I've changed on it, and am wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu onto either another USB, or ...
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Ubuntu Live: Disable Keyboard Shortcut Overlay on first boot

I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system. On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds. This is a nice feature for ...
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Syslinux error (1) on 8GB< drive

I have a problem when I try to install Syslinux to my USB flash drive. I have tried these three steps: Re-formatting the drives; this includes re-partitioning. Disabling all security mechanisms ...
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Recovering grub using Ubuntu Live USB

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed on a Dell server. I wanted to use one of the earlier kernel versions and I edited /etc/default/grub for this. It seems like I made something wrong. After ...
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rEFInd recognises Boot drive as “Legacy OS”

I made a Mac-compatible usb boot drive in terminal, but in rEFInd, it says that the drive is something called "Legacy OS."Selecting it does not Boot ubuntu, it instead asks me to insert a bootable ...
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Can't install OR liveboot 14.04.1

At the moment, I'm constantly having "can't find a medium with a filesystem" thrown back at me. This is an improvement from the thousands of squashfs errors I used to get (using a differnet USB drive, ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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Ubuntu live usb freezes at startup

I am using an ASUS computer, and when I use my usb stick I see the grub bootloader. But the moment when I click "try ubuntu" the ubuntu splash logo freezes after a while at the third point (always). ...
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What makes LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSBs slow?

Even on a rather good computer, booting from a LiveCDs or LiveDVDs is really slow, especially in the beginning before the operating system has completely loaded in. What is the major bottleneck in ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Upgrading to 14.10 from iso

I have 14.04.1 on harddisk. Is it possible to upgrade system to 14.10 from iso file/dvd/usb?
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Install 32 bit from USB, not a COM32R, then no PAE, 64 bit doesn't work either

I hope someone can help me install a linux system of some sort please, have gotten a bit stuck. I have an old laptop (DEll Latitude D500, currently running Windows XP professional version 20012, ...
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Installing Lubuntu on USB

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a 4-GB usb. My system is 64-bit, running Windows 7 on 64-bit as well, my keyboard is USB and my GFX is Intel HD integrated on Core i3 (first generation 370M). ...
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Running Trusty Tahr in RAM

Is there documentation explaining how to fully decompress the filesystem.squashfs into RAM? The LiveCD has an option "toram", but the casper script copies the entire casper directory, including the ...
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Can the base Ubuntu OS be used for free commercially?

I work in an enterprise environment--at a major university to be more specific--as desktop support. It's largely a Windows environment. I'm not looking to install Ubuntu for our end users--rather ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live works perfect, but after installation nothing but the keyboard works?

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 with an i7 core and 6 gigs of RAM. When I boot Ubuntu from the USB stick Live it works fine, but when I install it, the trackpad doesn't work, the screen resolution is ...
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Custom 14.04 ISO doesn't boot into installer, only into Live environment

I try to make a USB-stick with a custom ISO, that I want to get installed when I boot a PC from that stick. The custom ISO with Ubuntu 14.04 'trusty' is generated from 'debootstrap' into a chroot ...
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Is there a way to install 14.04 using the LiveUSB drivers?

I run into all kinds of problems with hardware not working after install (specifically the touchpad and wifi), but everything works perfectly on the LiveUSB. Is there a setting to install to disk with ...
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Create custom Ubuntu live USB on a Windows 8.1 host

I own a laptop (Acer Aspire V3-571G) running Windows 8.1 using an UEFI to boot the system. I've read that changing this to BIOS would cause trouble with Windows, so it is not an option. First I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will not install or run from USB stick

Firstly, I hope that I am posting in the right place for the right thing this time. Please don't hammer me too much if what I am asking is not appropriate for this forum. I have created a USB boot ...
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ForcePAE for Linux Live on Pentium M on memory stick

I'm a Windows user with moderate skills. I've set a couple of minimal ("grandmother") users on Ubuntu when old XP installations got too tangled with age. I'm not a native Linux user and tend to run ...
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Computer not booting into live usb

I went to the BIOS of my computer to set it boot from usb first.Already did that but doesn't boot into the live usb. Before, my computer did boot into live usb's.Now, not any more! Any ideas what's ...
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Grub not booting anything

Lenovo g505s with 8.1 per installed Amd a10 processor with 6 gb or ram and 1000tb hd My files are backed up to an external had or sitting in the cloud so that's not really a problem. Shut off secure ...
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What is faster way to use ubuntu from usb?

I installed ubuntu to usb drive as my hdd stopped working and need replacement. However despite that my flash is USB 3.0 it still lags. Maybe if I will create live ubuntu usb ir will run faster than ...
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Booting from usb?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on my laptop right now, but its kind of glitchy so I want to switch to Zorin, at least until 14.10 comes out. I made a bootable USB with Startup Disk Creator, but what do I ...
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Boot repair on Live USB problem

I'm trying to recover my Ubuntu boot using a live USB in "try Ubuntu" mode. However, the recommended repair doesn't fix my problem, so I'd love to hear an advice before continuing with an advanced ...
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Wifi not working on live usb

I just booted up ubuntu 14.04 from a usb and am running it live but the problem is that the wifi is not working. The light on my wifi switch is not turning on but it turns on in windows.
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cant instal ubuntu (try) in lenovo flex 10

I generated USB boot installation Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS but I can not run the trial version in my notebook Lenovo Flex 10 (windows 8.1 installed), the screen, after select the language installation, turn ...
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Live USB boot does not work "any more!

For the past couple of days I was experimenting with Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 14 (BIOS) on a Dell xps 15Z. I used a USB drive to install ubuntu on this system (HP formatting tool & YUMI) ...
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How to install edubuntu without usb neither dvd boot?

I have got an old PC (2001) and I try to install edubuntu for my children. I downloaded the iso file and install it on a usb key with unetbootin (from ubuntu). I try to boot on this key on my laptop ...
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how to make a bootable usb from ubuntu 9.04

my boot broke after trying to install 14 from version 10. I am able to start version 9.04 from an old cd but i would like to install the latest 14 which i have now downloaded(iso) to a usb but from ...
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I/O errors at install

I'm pretty sure this is not a duplicate of Problem While installing Ubuntu, before anyone asks. But I'm at a complete loss here. I had a machine running Ubuntu I installed back in June. I didn't write ...
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14.04 live whole screen flickers

Trying to live boot(and install) ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso from a usb-stick and it gets to some login screen before the entire screen flickers or rather rerenders over and over. Machine is ...
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graphical errors with live USB and AMD IOMMU

I have a problem that seems to span every single live USB of any distro I try. It seems ubuntu is the only one I can actually get to boot, but when it does, the main desktop is black, and any ...
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Live USB "Check disk for defects” finds defects but doesn't list them

I downloaded the iso file for XUbuntu. I created a live usb using Pen Drive Linux. I turned on my computer, booted to the XUbuntu installation screen, and selected "check disk for defects". A minute ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu from usb on HP 650 Notebook PC

I am trying to install ubuntu 13.10/14.04 on my HP 650 Notebook PC along-side windows 7 Home basic but my system does not detect the bootable USB . Secure boot disabled in BIOS. Legacy boot is ...
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Install Ubuntu/Xubuntu from USB drive: click on “Install Ubuntu” doesn't do anything during more than 30 minutes

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.01 (also I tried to install Xubuntu 14.04.01) on my PC from USB drive. I clicked on "Install Ubuntu" (or "Install Xbuntu") menu and I do not see any reaction. I ...
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Max device/ USB 3.0 port

I wonder and I have a question: How many active device/ USB 3.0 port? Because: I have a USB hub 1 to 8. I connect it to a USB 3.0 of PC but only 6/8 outputs are active. Connecting USB 2.0 is not ...