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Ubuntu Persistence file on another partition not working

I have made two partitions on my USB flash drive : 1. Partition 1: fat32 (1.9 GB approx) 2. Partition 2: ntfs (hidden, type 17) (1.8 GB approx.) Partition 2 is marked as boot and grub is installed ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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GRUB not installed!

So I started installing ubuntu server on my MBR only usb through a cd. It was continuing nicely and as it started the process "Selecting and Installing Software". Soon My laptop immediately halted(...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and managed to install version 14 some days ago. That was already really problematic, but somehow worked. I have a GTX970 graphics card, which is not supported by the nouveau driver (...
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Boot Error with Live USB

Ok, so I'm currently running Windows, but want to now use Ubuntu. I downloaded Linux Live USB Creator (LiLi) and also downloaded the 15.10 version of the Ubuntu GNOME ISO from the Ubuntu website. I ...
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USB installation interrupted, now nothing

I put a brand new blank SSD in my old work Dell laptop that I got to buy sans hard drive at its end of life, so there's nothing at all on it. Booted from a thumb drive made with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and ...
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lubuntu live session locks out in trusty 14.04.4

I tried to explore the features of Lubuntu with a view to use it, so I booted Lubuntu 14.04.4 live session but after loading the desktop it just shows the install icon on the desktop and on the first ...
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I installed ubuntu from bootable USB stick. now it wont boot without usb

I installed ubuntu server to a machine using a USB stick. I don't know what exactly happened but now the machine won't start without usb. I tried formatting the usb stick and recreated a bootable USB ...
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Wifi & touchpad don't work in live USB - will they work after install? (Samsung NP900X5L)

I just booted from a live USB image of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop (64bit) on my Samsung laptop and found that the touchpad doesn't work and the wifi device isn't detected (ethernet works fine though). Will ...
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need to load live image without shuting down

I have a Chromebook and want to boot a live image, but I can't find any applications that would allow me to do it. I would like it to be preferably a small app. Or maybe suggest a way to load your ...
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Create live usb from ubuntu-14.04.4-server-amd64

I installed an Ubuntu Server Editition as a virtual machine and I am going to configure it. Is there a way to create a live usb for it? Simply by extracting its current state and use it as a base for ...
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install multiple os in pendrive using grub

I have a pendrive 16gb transcend. I want to install lubuntu and kali in it(live cd image, may be using dd). When I plug in this thumb to a pc it have to show a grub bootloader and have to able to ...
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Clone Ubuntu system to a pendrive and make it bootable?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. Can I clone the entire system with apps, settings, etc on a USB 3 pendrive, and then boot from that on other computers as a portable Ubuntu installation to ...
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15.10 x64 Ubuntu Live CD crashes on MSI GX70

I am trying to install Lubuntu 15.10 64 bit in my MSI GX70 laptop which has Windows 7 preinstalled. I load the ISO onto the USB drive using UNetbootin and then boot as I used to do with my old laptop. ...
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I deleted boot folder (grub rescue mode) + unable to boot from linux live (from usb stick)

1st problem: I have accidentally erased my boot folder. Now I'm stuck with grub in rescue mode, as I am unable to find /boot to satisfy grub. 2d problem: I tried to boot from a live distro (I tried ...
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Operating System Not Found attempting to dual boot in Legacy [duplicate]

I'm seeing tons of similar questions but never this scenario, or at least not with a solution... I have an Acer Aspire laptop, no optical drive, with Windows 10 installed. BIOS is set to Legacy boot, ...
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Fast boot with only 4gb USB drives

I am needing to install a persistent boot that has the swap partition, the persistent boot, and the casper-rw partition instead of the compressed file. What I was thinking is breaking it down like ...
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Does Ubuntu LiveCD automatically create a SWAP partition?

Forgive my noob-tastic question, but I'm very confused by what I'm seeing. I was trying to recover a drive, and was always told to make a LiveCD and run that. When I ran the LiveCD from boot, I ...
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How to play media files with Ubuntu when booted from an USB pen drive? [closed]

I created a bootable pen drive from Ubuntu. When I boot my computer from it I can't open any of my media files such as music & videos. Please tell me how to open these files.
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Ubuntu crash from bootable usb

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.4 using a usb drive, I used that software which mounts and prepares the usb with the disk image. When I attempt to boot from my USB from BIOS, when it gets to ...
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Live usb 14.0.4 upgrade for more driver

I have problem with live USB Ubuntu - it doesn`t see my network card. My question is how can I install more drivers to the live Ubuntu on USB, and where do I configure this? My network card is ...
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Got empty isolinux folder after restarting system

My system runs on windows 8.1. In order to install Ubuntu on my system, I did the following 1. put Ubuntu on my flash drive using universal USB creator. 2. Restarted my system to enter the boot menu ...
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boot from live dvd continue using usb

I've got a bit of a weird problem. I need to get a live version of ubuntu running but the bios hangs/crashes when a bootable usb drive is present in the usb (3.0) drive. I can boot using a linux live ...
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Recovery bootable partition

How to create a partition on my hard drive containing Ubuntu/Windows ISO files so i don't have to create flash drives every time i screw something up? The point of the partition is to keep my iso ...
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How can I get permissions on files from another installation?

After a failed system upgrade my Ubuntu installation doesn't boot anymore, so I'm booting from a live USB key to recover some files I was working on. The problem is, I can't copy them because I have ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop - a LOT of problems!

i've been using Windows my whole life, and i really want to test it out on my Notebook(ASUS F205TA-BING-FD018BS, Windows 10 installed). I have tried several Options in doing so (installing over USB, ...
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ISO converstion [duplicate]

Can any of you guys(Experts in Ubuntu) let me know how to make a ISO file for the boot able use and system installation purpose option like remastersys(We don't have Now) Regards, Chethan
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liveUSB doesn't detect my intel wifi device. Can't enable wifi

I've been trying to install ubuntu on my new computer, HP Envy x360 m6-w102dx but in this computer, the wifi seems to be not recognized. I've been trying to enable it but as shown in dmesg | grep iwl, ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on a lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga

I'm trying to install ubuntu gnome 16.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga. I'm interested in getting gnome 3.18 (or 3.20) for the touchscreen and wacom support. Sadly, I don't have any previous ...
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Creating an ISO from a bootable pendrive (only the used space)

I have a 128GB bootable pendrive with Windows Live on it. I wanted to create an ISO image of this pen-drive so that I can create a bootable pendrive later. This question might seem to be [Duplicate] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS problems with characters

I downloaded an Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS ISO and checked the md5sum.
I burnt it on an USB drive with Unetbootin.
After that I tried Ubuntu from Live USB and I got a problem with characters.
There are ...
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Customized Ubuntu Live USB

So I'm new to Linux in general, and have been trying for the past few days to do something which I didn't think would be too hard. Basically, I'd like to have a persistant bootable Ubuntu 14.04 (Live ...
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Need help installing 14.04 Trusty from USB drive (OLD PC)

I have a friend with an IBM ThinkPad T30, and I'm trying to help him install Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Trusty Tahr from a USB drive. He's gone into the BIOS and changed all the necessary settings, and it goes ...
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How to use Cubic to create a custom Ubuntu live CD image?

How do you install Cubic and use it to create a customized Ubuntu live CD *.iso file that can be burned to CD/DVD or copied to a bootable USB?
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Crashing when opening settings app and missing letters

every time I try to open the settings application my ubuntu crashes (15.10 64 bits installed, 14.04 64 bits in live usb and 14.04 32 bits also in live usb). All those systems crash when I open ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Live USB not working

I'm trying to use a live usb with Ubuntu 15.04 on it; something I can have with me so that I have a nice linux system wherever I go. I believe this issue stems from my current main desktop. Here is ...
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How to create a Live DVD/USB without option to install

I have developed a custom distribution based on Ubuntu LTS 14.x intended to introduce non-technical users to using Linux on an existing computer, but do not want to risk them choosing an installation ...
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LiveUSB Ubuntu doesn't load graphical interface properly [solved]

I'm trying to install a distro based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My problem is that the LiveUSB system doesn't load a graphical interface: everything is missing except background image. I can press Ctrl+...
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Create a bootable USB from iso file in Linux [duplicate]

Do you want to write your favorite Linux-iso to a USB-stick? Are you confused by all the forum posts on the internet? Below is the quick and mostly fail safe way to do it.
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes on purple screen with orange/red dots and the word “ubuntu”

I recently downloaded ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop, which is a dell inspiron 7000 laptop with 16 GB RAM & intel core 17 nvidia graphics and a uefi secured on booting system. My computer is build with ...
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Live USB will only boot from UEFI

I have a 5 year old Toshiba Satellite L745. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. It only has legacy BIOS and no UEFI. When I attempt to boot from a flash drive (I tested 2 flash drives and both worked on ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T520 doesn't boot from Ubuntu 15.10 Installation USB Stick

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 from my Intenso 32GB USB-stick on my Lenovo Thinkpad T520. I created a USB-Stick with the tool linked at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-...
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How can I enable the lockscreen on a livecd ubuntu test session?

I am running Ubuntu from a live session in order to see if I can reproduce this bug. Since though I'm still supposed to get stuff done, I'm trying to also do that. As a result I have to log onto ...
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How to be root on liveUSB? [closed]

As mentioned in this question, the sudo command in my live USB is not working. To fix this I need to run some commands. But every command I run says permission denied. How do I gain root access? ...
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Ubuntu setup crashing live USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my PC. When I choose "Install Ubuntu", I get the first step of installation without the text and then the setup crashes with a message saying, "Ubuntu has ...
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USB key bootable volume/partition Mac

I would like to make a 32 GB USB key (and an external HD as well) with several bootable partitions (volumes). The key has 4 x 8 GB partitions: 8.0 GB - Install OS X El Capitan 8.0 GB - Install OS X ...
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Custom installed apps and configurations won't load when I boot my live USB on other computers. Please help

I created a bootable live USB drive with Ubuntu 14.04 and a persistent file space of 2GB. I also did few customization (themes) and installed some other applications. But whenever I boot on another ...
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Can you make an Ubuntu bootable USB with a 4GB flash drive?

How big is the Ubuntu download when all is said and done? I want to make a bootable USB using a 4 gig flash drive. Would that be large enough or do I need to find a larger flash drive? If a larger one ...
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“Try Ubuntu without installing” appears on one computer, not on another

I am trying to run Ubuntu 12.04.05 via USB. It shows the option to run via USB on one of my computers, but not the other 2. How can I get it to display on these other computers? 1) On my oldest ...