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 boot from my LIVE USB?

I cannot get the screen by repeatedly pressing F12 or ESC or any other screen.
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Problem installing Ubuntu on USB drive with “no root file system is defined”

I am trying to install Ubuntu Tahr on a VisionTek USB ssd thumb with 120 GB. Using Gparted, I deleted the old partition and created a new one in fat32. Then with Startup Disk Creator, I put the ...
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Installing softwares on live ubuntu usb (Bootable usb stick)

I've created a bootable Ubuntu USB and it is working fine. Now, for some reason my friend can't use his HDD (corrupted and can't be replaced soon). Hence I want this live USB to keep newly installed ...
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How to bypass “Try it / Install” screen when booting from USB Live Session of 14.04 LTS?

I'm trying to accomplish the exact same thing as MestreLion from this question. The answers given there were for 11.04 and 13.10 and are no longer workable for 14.04 LTS. Basically I want a 14.04 ...
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How to mimic the “Install Ubuntu” application inside a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I currently have a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 8GB USB drive (not a live USB, a full install). Which package do I install to mimic the "Install Ubuntu" application on the desktop of a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 wireless not working on Macbook Pro9.2 from bootable USB

I need help on creating Bootable Ubuntu on Mac! I just created a bootable USB on Mac using ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. It works. But I have two issues with it: There are two partitions titled ...
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Make UBUNTU USB stick on OS X to boot non mac netbook

I have a fairly old netbook with no cd drive that is capable of being booted from USB. Right now there is no OS installed and I only have a mac to create the USB stick from. My question is simple I ...
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Boot from Ubuntu live USB stick ('Try Ubuntu'). How to see USB disk contents?

I am booting from a USB stick, using the option 'Try Ubuntu'. The USB drive contains some files that I need to see. Is there a way to see the drive contents?
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Persistent Live usb vs Full install [duplicate]

I have looked at some of the other forum post and they don't answer my question. I have been using various Linux Live CDs for some time now, but I've just bought a 16Gb usb 3 stick for a Linux ...
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similar software for “universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3” that runs on ubuntu platform

Hi can anyone please share similar software for http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ I intended to run this software on my ubuntu 14.10 regular desktop and they wish to ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 from USB and need help [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 via a USB drive over my Windows 7, and I cannot boot into it without installing the USB. Even with USB installed, it wants me to reinstall Ubuntu every time, even though ...
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Wich Connecting Point Im Need Use? [duplicate]

Hello Im Have Problem With PC My Sister Did Hold Power Off 2 Times on/off on/off And System Is Corrupted So Im Gonna Install Ubuntu 12.10 Out Dated Version But Im Can Fix Fetch Errors On PC Beacuse ...
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Kernel Not Loading and Boot Fails on Windows 8 Pre-Installed Laptop

I know this question is common, but this makes no sense to me. I use to dual boot Kali Linux on my PC all the time. I know for a fact my flash drive (where the files are) is specifically (hd1,msdos1) ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Pendrive but everytime I choose Install inside Windows it restarts and repeats same process

I'm a begginer to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, After choosing Install Ubuntu Inside Windows 7 Then after Pressing continue my computer restarts and again the USB is booted and I ...
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Can I create a USB stick that has a permanent Ubuntu install with other bootable ISOs?

Essentially I have a 32GB USB stick, and what I want to create (in an ideal world) is a stick that will contain : A permanent install of Ubuntu (not the 'Try Ubuntu', as I want to save drivers, ...
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my live usb has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14 LTS, but on extraction shows all files broken

I am new to LINUX. So, I wanted to test it on USB. Used Universal-USB-Installer.exe downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com to create a bootable USB. Then downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2 Desktop 64 Bit ...
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How to install Ubuntu with USB [duplicate]

It has been hard for me, following directions I can find online on the Ubuntu sites and others, how to simply get 14.04 LTS loaded on to a Windows laptop. I want to get remove Windows 7 on the ...
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Execute a shell script only for LiveCD session [closed]

I want to execute a shell script on startup but only for LiveCD session not for harddisk installation. Which directory should I put my shell script? For example Ubuntu somehow detecting LiveCD ...
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Why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before making a liveUSB?

I am not able to figure out why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before we can make a liveUSB. I have seen that when I use a dd command to make a liveUSB with a ...
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Cannot run ubuntu on my ASUS K52JB laptop using live usb

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and i have been trying to install the OS on my laptop. I created the bootable Ubuntu USB using Unetbootin, but whenever i want to try Ubuntu without installing, the OS ...
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Is there a way to make a bootable USB that takes programs and data with it? [duplicate]

In particular this is for a mac, but it's also for general purposes. Booting from a USB seems to makes sense for my purposes (rather than partitioning) but I need to be able to save files and ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Compile kernel module? (Live USB)

is it possible to compile a kernel module on a live USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have now tried for hours but all my attempts have failed. What i've done. Installed the linux headers. Created ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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Running Ubuntu from external drive and accessing it simultaneously [duplicate]

I'm wondering to know if it is possible to running Ubuntu from external drive (or live USB drive) and write/read data into it simultaneously. Thanks.
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Can I Mount ENCFS container from Ubuntu live usb?

I'm having bootup problems with my Linux Mint installation. I'm using an Ubuntu live usb to back up my stuff. I want to mount my ENCFS container to back up the files, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Installation problems on my HP laptop

So I finally decided that I have enough of windows and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04.0LTE version of Ubuntu. I burned an image to a DVD. So right after I boot from the DVD I get a window where it ...
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When does the live USB ask if I want to re-install?

Ubuntu is not booting and was hanging on the splash screen or I was getting a black screen. Grub seemed to operate but none of the operations in grub alone fixed the issue. So I've booted to a live ...
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How to make a SUCCESSFUL persistent Ubuntu live hard disk drive or USB

I had the idea a few days back to make a portable hard drive that boots Linux. That way I can keep programs with me. The problem is, I can't install an OS because drivers won't work between computers. ...
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initramfs problem with Installing Ubuntu from USB on ASUS N61Jv

I struggle with the installation from USB. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and then formatted the USB and burnt the iso. The checksum was OK. I removed the ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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Create a personalized installation stick (and backup)

I just installed xubuntu 14.04 on a new PC, along with all apllications I need. I'd like to know: 1) A reliable backup solution for ubuntu, something like Acronis for windows. 2) A way to create a ...
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is it possible to use ubuntu 14(trusty ) as a live usb? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14 iso and also have successfully installed it alongside win8(uefi, and it was fairly difficult). now I am able to boot into both as needed. But i want a os that i can carry around in ...
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Cannot boot from USB with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Tried to boot live USB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After selecting boot from USB and selecting Install Ubuntu it then goes back to the motherboard splash screen. Pressing F12 to select boot menu and ...
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Unknow keyword in configuration file

I think the configuration of isolinux.cfg is wrong.. I tried every solution here on " ask! " but all failed for me.. I'm trying to install the ubuntu 14 with usb boot, i already got the iso file ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a USB? [duplicate]

I just want to install the operating system on to a USB and boot into that. The try Ubuntu option isn't what I'm looking for. I always would have to install a driver just to get wifi access and I ...
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Error booting from usb PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

I am trying to boot a live installation of ElementaryOS Luna distribution which is based on ubuntu 12.10 from usb. I am using windows 7 Ultimate on a TOSHIBA satellite c660 laptop with intel core i5 ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Formatted casper-rw - schoolboy error

Please don't laugh, a bit of an embarrassing question here. I'm rather new to Ubuntu (12.04) and run it from a USB stick. I didn't understand (or check!) what casper-rw was, and did a 'format' on ...
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Cannot make GParted Live USB disk with Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator [duplicate]

I have an ISO image gparted-live-0.21.0-1-amd64.iso. I thought I would be able to make a Live USB disk using Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator. But I get this error: Could not move syslinux files in ...
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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP
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Can't boot using a live USB, error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I'm trying to fix GRUB after installing Windows 8.1 alongside my Ubuntu install. I installed Windows 8.1 second so the windows boot manager replaced grub. In the past I've just created a live USB, ...
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Creating a bootable usb that runs mainly off of ram, but saves files and applications to the same usb [duplicate]

I am completely new to ubuntu, and I created a live usb with ubuntu 14.10. I booted up to the usb, but it was soo slow compared to using the test version of ubuntu. How can I get my live usb to run ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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usb-creator fails - cannot generate usb disk

Using Kubuntu 14.10 64Bit, to reproduce select Kubuntu 14.10 64bit ISO image use a USB key of 8Gb or more (tried VARIOUS BRAND) select erase disk assign 4Gb for the persistent disk start the ...
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While using trial mode of live CD, if I install drivers, will it affect my main system?

(Background info) I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 110 netbook and it's working perfectly and configured as I like it. I have to use the 2d desktop though because it's not a powerful system. Since ...
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How do I create a live USB installer for UEFI/EFI systems that reads and saves persistence changes?

I have a 16 GB USB stick which runs a live boot of Ubuntu 14.10 with antivirus software installed which (obviously) needs to be kept up to date as I use it to boot and clean infected Windows machines. ...
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Geting files out bad hard drive

I had xubuntu on my notebook. The screen went black and I had to shut it down. Turning it on I receive this message: Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace I looked up ...