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How to install bootloader on usb-stick after failure?

When you write iso to usb-stick in the end it asks you password in order to install bootloader. But if you enter wrong password (it seems 2 times) or leave computer for some time then writing process ...
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Ubuntu (14.04 & 15.10) doesn't boot from USB on a new HP Envy with Win 10

I am having a problem with running Ubuntu (tried 14.04.3 LTS and 15.10) from a USB flash drive on a new laptop (HP Envy 17", Intel i7 6700HQ, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M). Windows 10 ...
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14/15.10 live or install “Not enough memory to load specified image”

Inquiry is simple: I've made a bootable USB 2.0GB for Ubuntu and it live boots on my desktop (15) and laptop (14) but not in my older desktop in the living room. I can't live run it or even launch ...
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Trying on a stick before I install; can't find wireless

I've successfully booted into ubuntu, but I can't connect wirelessly. This is a new HP 550-135wb desktop with onboard wireless b/g/n and lan. HP Pavilion 550-153wb The ubuntu gui only shows wired ...
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No “efi” option during manual disk partitions

I was trying to install kubuntu 15.10 with the official image(downloaded from kubuntu.org) from live-usb, created with usb-creator-kde. The notebook had already installed windows 8 in uefi mode. I ...
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Why can't I install additional software like flash in persistence mode on a bootable USB stick but in livemode it works?

I used USB live Creator software to make a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04. In livemode i can install everything i want but it gets of course deleted, but in persistence mode, it wont install ...
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Bootable USB of Ubuntu Minimal CD

I want to burn Ubuntu Minimal CD ISO to an old, 1 GB USB thumbdrive. Regular ISO doesn't fit. I already tried Startup Disk Creator and Unetbootin but both failed. I tried installing GRUB and pointing ...
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Im having troubles making a boot drive

I'm wanting to dual-boot with arch. I type dd if=home/user/2f872866ca6b57c77dfd5ba6635b835cab67f2f9/Downloads/archlinux-2015.10.01-dual.iso of=/media/removable/UNTITLED oflag=direct bs=1048576 it ...
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Win USB for Ubuntu 15.10

There is no working Win USB software for Ubuntu 15.10 to create a bootable windows USB stick. There is another software to use for this purpose (or even a newer version of the Win USB)?
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installation freezes in kubuntu 15.10 on aspire laptop

I am trying to install kubuntu 15.10 (from an USB stick) on an Acer Aspire R3-471T laptop with win10. Problem is: I get to the install screen where I can put in the name of the system as well as ...
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Is Ubuntu 15.10 missing some files?

I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop from here and when I mounted the .ISO file I have folders and files like bellow: then I compare to Ubuntu 15.04 ISO file which was mounted: I tried to re-download Ubuntu ...
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How to stop surface pro from booting off wrong drive?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my surface and I see that ubuntu is already there after I install it. however, it won't boot without the usb inserted. I've tried reinstalling it and doing some re ...
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How to get access into an encrypted home directory with a simple (or not) command via a LiveUSB?

I am using a LiveUSB and I need to get access to my files on an encrypted /home/ directory, because I was way too dumb to not think about a situation like this. (Ubuntu getting destroyed) I need a ...
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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu install on my Ubuntu stick? (NOT for installing)

I use OS X myself, but am very interested in Ubuntu. I was wondering if it is possible to create a bootable USB stick that I can plug into a computer and use (similar to the try it first option on a ...
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Can I remove boot medium after boot from live usb/cd

So if I boot from usb, can I remove that usb after boot. Also is it possible to save the session information to the boot medium or any secondary storage, so that my desktop icons etc. look the same ...
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Computer will not run live cd. Just boots into grub recovery

Okay, So I am definitely a noob, but I got really tired of ubuntu not allowing me to suspend without hard blocking my wifi, so I went ahead and tried to install opensuse to see if the problem was just ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed while installing! [duplicate]

So, I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS the past few days but I always face this error, when I hit install the screen turns extremly white(x32) or extremly black(x64) then I get the ACPI ...
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Ubuntu Image Background breaking after build LiveCD

i'm build a customization Ubuntu using UCK (https://launchpad.net/uck) and using a Image of Ubuntu 14.04.3. The thing is, i replace the background warty-final-ubuntu.png in /usr/share/backgrounds for ...
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Booting up error [duplicate]

I made a bootable usb drive with Ubuntu but when I boot up it says this: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system How do I fix this?
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How to create a persistent usb?

How can I create a persistent USB from Command Line Interface on Ubuntu? Is there any USB creator tool for making an USB persistent ?
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Unable to prepare a bootable usb stick with 15.04 in Trusty

I cannot do bootable usb stick in Ubuntu 15.04 with "startup disk creator". After copying files it says: "system policy prevents installing the bootloader". This is odd because I was able to do this ...
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Question about making EFI bootable USB flash drives

This has puzzled me for far too long. Sometimes, a simple copy/paste of the contents of the iso is enough to make a bootable usb for the OS I try to use, while sometimes, copy paste does not work ...
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A portable/ work anywhere ubutnu live drive with complete install

I am looking to make a portable Linux drive. However, I would like to make a FULL installation of Ubuntu on A external HDD That allows me to use the device almost anywhere I take it. The drive is A ...
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How should I copy the contents and the mbr of a USB to a directory for later USB generation

I asked similar question here,to avoid confusion I am asking separate question now. Can I copy files in live usb and the mbr to some directory to later make a live USB?
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Code::Blocks on LiveUSB

My problem is that on my workstation there is no internet so I cannot download code::blocks directly onto computer(I do not have root accessw as well).I decided to prepare Ubuntu on my USB and install ...
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How to upgrade current LiveUSB image when booting from it

I was thinking about this after asking this question Can I make a LiveUSB from a LiveUSB?, and when @ByteCommander finally suggested it as a more interesting question I decided to ask. Is it possible ...
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How to create an bootable .iso file from Ubuntu Live USB?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB (32 GB). Is it possible to create a bootable .iso file from the Live USB ? how can I create a bootable ISO?
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booting from a USB in a non-responsive ubuntu

currently I'm running 15.04 but there's no GUI and everything I'm doing is just making things worse. i don't have a CD where I can burn a fresh version, so I'm using my USB stick. I already have the ...
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Is that possible to transfer already installed Ubuntu to a bootable USB stick?

I would love to transfer my modified and configured Ubuntu installation to a bootable pendrive so I could use it later anywhere. I hope that it's achievable and there's already been made some ...
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Kernel panic - can't install Ubuntu on old Windows xp desktop

I have an old desktop running Windows xp. Several years ago I installed Ubuntu on it using wubi. It ran really well but I uninstalled it for some reason. The computer's been sitting in the basement. I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on the same USB stick as the installer is on?

Yes I know how to install Ubuntu LiveCD on a USB stick, but what I want to know how to do is how to install full Ubuntu on the same USB stick that the LiveCD is booted from. So, install Ubuntu LiveCD ...
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Ubuntu Web kiosk booted from a usb or cd/dvd

Is there a way to make a bootable usb/cd/dvd with ubuntu that works as a web kiosk? So that it boots into a fullscreen browser? I only want to change the homepage and splash screen.
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Hide live boot partition on USB-HDD

I installed a "live" Ubuntu 14.10 on my external harddrive. I don't want it to be seen by other operating systems all the people get confused by the 2 partitions. Is this possible?
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Can't boot LiveUSB Ubuntu

I can't install LiveUSB Ubuntu. Once it load, it stay freezed or black and then it reboots. I couldn't find any solution. My laptop: Toshiba, Satellite L745D, AMD 64bits A6-3420 APU 8Gb
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What partitions should show up in Gparted from a live USB?

When I try to dual-boot ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 and creating partitions for ubuntu, I see pages of partitions I have no awareness of. On top of that, I can't see my C drive or any other ...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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Broadcom wireless device BCM4360 with wireless adapter number 14e4:43a0

You know BCM43xx drivers are headache. I could not find any access point when I first installed ubuntu. I have tried to install the driver with code below: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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must the Flash drive be FAT to be bootable?

I used Startup Disk Creator to put an Ubuntu ISO file on a Flash drive FAT formatted. That booted. I was not able to boot when I used unetbootin (Universal Net Boot Installer) to put the same Ubuntu ...
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Can I make a LiveUSB from a LiveUSB?

I often upgrade to a new release of Ubuntu, think I could have got some malware and then have to use my LiveUSB to install a fresh install, however the LiveUSB is using an old version, so I was ...
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“The selected boot device failed” when attempting to boot a Live USB on my device

Today I received my new convertible device, a HP Pavilion x2 10-n015n, which came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 32bit. As I'd like to - at least testwise - install Ubuntu GNOME on it, I created a ...
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Blank/Black Screen After Auto-Install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

I have created a LiveUSB of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS using LiLi and have changed the boot order in my BIOS to boot from USB first. Once that LiveUSB was created, I booted into and did an auto-install. ...
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kali linux 1.1.0 USB Boot [closed]

I'm trying to make an USB with Kali linux, but have got a lot of problems with version 2.0, so maybe is a version bug and i want to try with the first release, but every link i found is dead or didn't ...
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How to run .bin files with a newly USB booted Ubuntu desktop with no programs that can read .bin files?

I have literally finished building a computer maybe two hours ago for the first time, and to gain internet access I need to first read a .bin file that is needed to remove the restriction from freely ...
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Booting a Live USB ISO as an Alternate OS

I recently fixed a virus-laden Windows laptop for a teenage niece, but I am sure she will gum it up again. Unfortunately, she isn't ready to make the plunge to Ubuntu, but I thought an accessible live ...
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Unable to try /install any linux distribution

Product Name: HP Envy X360 u110dx Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) when i tried to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as live from bootable USB.it shows options like try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu ...
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Booting Lubuntu from External Hard Drive on Acer C720 Chromebook [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Lubuntu from an External Hard Drive using SeaBIOS on an Acer C720 Chromebook. I am in developer mode, and have done the following commands: sudo crossytem dev_boot_usb=1 sudo ...
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Ubuntu does not boot - not even from live cd

I have Ubuntu installed on my second partition. I wanted to copy a folder and I got told ls is an unknown command. So I tried to restart but it doesn't boot anymore. Just a console login appears but ...
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What's the best way to write an Ubuntu ISO image on a USB stick? [closed]

This is the third time I've tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 64-bit on the same laptop, and each time it caused different problems! Each time I wrote the same iso image to a USB flash drive by ...
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Bootable usb Secure boot error on an Acer aspire e1 win10

I've got a windows 10 machine and have been trying for a while using different software to get the bootable usb to work (couldn't make it work with a few distros I tried) I downloaded the iso, used ...
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Live USB and RAM

I have wrote an Ubuntu ISO image to an USB pen-drive. I think Ubuntu is loaded in RAM, and nothing is wrote on my USB. I need to be 100% sure that nothing is wrote onto the USB pen-drive. I am asking ...