Questions related to live USB devices, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it on your hard drive.

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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 ...
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With an Ubuntu live USB, does the flash stick get written to?

If I am running Ubuntu or one of its offshoots "live" from a USB flash stick, does the stick get written to, or are there only read operations? How about if persistence is disabled?
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Creating a bootable flash drive

I need to make a bootable Windows 8.1 flash drive and am trying to follow the instructions on this site "How to create a bootable USB stick on Windows". I am confused when I try following the 2nd ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installer stuck while already on liveUSB

i am currently using ubuntu 14.04 from a pendrive, but when i open and try to install the whole system it just gets stuck in this point: Does anybody know why this may be happening? i'd really ...
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HP envy 15, Boot from usb

I'm trying to boot a live usb from an HP envy 15 but I can' seem to do it. I have already entered the bios setup, disabled secure boot, enabled legacy support. But, the bios sasys that when legacy ...
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Ubuntu installation from usb

I have installed ubuntu on my flash drive usb. I am using a mac. Once I plug it in, it asks me to complete an installation. Do I have to do the installation to fully use ubuntu from usb? I can click ...
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If I un(install) packages on a LiveUsb with persistence, will it affect install?

I use a LiveUSB with 14.04 on various machines, I have tweaked it a bit, uninstalled Firefox, installed Chrome, etc, etc. However I was wondering, should I convince some friends to install Ubuntu, ...
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Will (un)installing packages on a liveUSB (Try Ubuntu) affect the installation?

I use a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 and persistence to boot various computers, but I was wondering if installing Chrome, removing Firefox, etc. will affect the install to HDD should I use it.
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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How to increase space on cow device in non-persistent Ubuntu live session without reboot?

In the default Ubuntu live session the copy-on-write space is limited to 1 GB (at least on my Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 live system)[1]. If I install program which require more space, the system runs out of ...
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syslinux -s /dev/sdc1 Permission denied

I've been trying to upgrade using a USB Using a notebook running Ubuntu 12.10 Trying to go straight to 14.04.1 Having trouble with this one bit of code: xxxxx@ubuntu:~$ syslinux -s /dev/sdc1 ...
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I keep getting stuck on the loading screen when trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a Hp Pavilion x360 It runs Windows 8.1 Has a Intel Celeron N2820 Processor 4Gb SD ram 350Gb hard drive I disabled Secure Boot and put the computer into legacy mode. I made a bootable usb with ...
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Creating a small, barebones, liveCD

So before I start off I just want to say that I have searched high and low for this and a lot of the customization software I have found either doesn't work or is no longer being developed. So what I ...
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Fix Ubuntu 14.04 installation with Live USB drive

Recently when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I lost my ability to use WiFi. I don't have hard line access. Fortunately I kept an old usb stick around with Ubuntu 10.10 which CAN access the internet ...
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Can I run Ubuntu in live mode permanentely?

I have created a thumb-drive installation disk. I can use that to boot up ubuntu in live mode. Once in live mode I try to install ubuntu on another usb-drive but have some difficulties. Is there any ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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dpkg always failing, complaining about missing package name [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a liveUSB due to a problem with my HDD. Today I was trying to install Steam, but the installation failed every time. Some testing later, I noticed every installation of ...
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unable to create usb stick for windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04

I followed the same process which mentioned in below link to create USB stick for windows: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? But WinUSB throws following error while syncing: ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...
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Why doesn't live USB work in non-UEFI mode?

I have Windows 7 64 bit installed on one partition (the rest of the disk is unallocated). I made a live USB with the latest official Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit ISO. When I boot, there are two USB options: ...
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Startup disk creator won't add new files

I attempted to use the startup disk creator to write an image to an SD card for my Raspberry Pi. So now when I try to use the startup disk creator, the path to the source of the image/ISO file is ...
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How long should it take to load from LiveUSB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB and it's been booting from the USB for at least an hour now. I always installed from a DVD before and I remember it takes a really long time (at least it ...
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Install a different version from what's on my Live USB

I have a 12.04 32-bit Live USB. I want to install 12.04 64-bit on my desktop and I'd rather not burn a USB image all over again just to install Ubuntu once (most of my machines require 32-bit for ...
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Live USB Ubuntu on second partition

Is it possible to put a live ubuntu installation on the second partition of a flash drive? I have a flash drive with 2 partitions: The first one is ~10GB formatted FAT32 for storing files on in ...
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How to make copies of a customised Live USB stick?

I have spent some time and effort customising a Live USB setup of Ubuntu 14.04. I want to make copies of this environment, before it gets corrupted (has happened once recently). I don't want to image ...
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Latest HWE not supported?

I was previously running 12.04, but installed the HWE update since mine was expiring. Upon reboot, at the login screen, it played the default drum sound about 10 times in a row really quickly and then ...
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...