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

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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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Live USB hangs on boot

Trying to re-install Ubuntu GNOME on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. I used nomodset and deleted quiet splash in the command line (otherwise it just hangs at a black screen). It starts doing something, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 boot to a purple screen soon after installation completed

After the install of Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, using a LiveUSB finished correctly, it boots to a purple screen, and that's it. What to do?
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Creating functional live USB

So I think I have done everything good. Set up so that USB has first boot priority, installed everything on my USB stick so everything would be like on disk: But I am getting this message when I ...
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Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
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Mounting the persistence partition (casper-rw) read-only

I'm trying to create a fresh ISO image for use on a USB stick. I've partitioned my USB stick into 2 partitions, one vfat and one ext4. The vfat partition has the ISO and GRUB2 installed to it, such ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Cannot even boot from 13.04 or 13.10 live USB [duplicate]

I would like to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 (or maybe 13.04), yet I cannot even boot from the live USB with the try Ubuntu option. I get to a screen than offers me to run in low graphics ...
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Lenovo y510p with HDMI monitor (RESOLVED)

When I boot from Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live from USB, then secondary monitor on HDMI works fine. After installing Ubuntu, the secondary monitor on HDMI port doesn't work. If I reboot with live Ubuntu, ...
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Problem creating boot option for USB

I have a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 13.10, but my ASUS g74 laptop doesn't have a boot option for USB. I can create one, but it asks for a path. The drive is the G drive, is it then /boot/grub? ...
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Boot from USB SYSLINUX error [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Linux from a USB created through using the Universal USB Installer. When i try to boot my laptop (HP Pavilion G6 Series) displays: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013 - 07 - 25 Copyright ...
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Mess of issues creating live USB from windows

I've been trying to create a live linux USB and have encountered a variety of the most vexing problems. Short story: I can't get the USB to boot, but the symptoms are different with every attempt. The ...
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ssh server does not start on lubuntu live image

I installed the lubuntu 13.10 32bit iso image with usb-creator-gtk on a USB stick and assigned 2GB of persistent storage to it. That's for a thin client, which does not have any storage of itself at ...
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installing .deb file without internet connection without software centre [duplicate]

i want to install OS uninstaller i have its .deb file and the two other dependency files(.deb) required for it but when i try to install the dependency file in the liveUSB the software center opens ...
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building my own kernel for live-usb

I m building my own kernel, which I want to install on a usb , so making it live usb. I have downloaded a kernel source named precise and compiled it. I followed the tutorial given in this following ...
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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Please help a noob out with installing Ubuntu

So I am brand new to Linux. I have an older laptop that is collecting dust and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 onto it. It's a Dell Studio 1735 running Vista 64bit that I bought back in 08. I ...
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Installing persistent Ubuntu on a local hard drive using LiveCD

I am absolutely new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I would like to spend some time to try Ubuntu before a full installation. I have read a few pages about liveCD with persistent image and I have found it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & 13.10 won't boot from USB pen

I tried with both 32bit versions, 12.04 & 13.10, but none of them will boot. I create the usb drive with pendrivelinux, i pick the destro, iso, format and go. As mentioned below, i also tried ...
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Linux Live USB's will not boot on MSI GT70-2OC [duplicate]

I recently got a new laptop for Christmas, I love it. There is one crucial error though. It runs Windows 8. I cannot stand Windows, let alone Windows 8. I want to keep Windows 8 for the simple fact ...
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live usb corrupted

need your help. i was using the LTS version via usb drive on, 5 days earlier i downloaded the latest 13.10 version and decided to install on the laptop. i've win xp installed on my system. so i tried ...
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Unable to use a live usb.

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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Failed to run a bootable USB

EDIT: I tried to reinstall syslinux from "Misc Options", and I get an error. mtools crashed using this command: mmove -D o -D O s:/ldlinux.sys s:/yumi/ldlinux.sys. This is what I've done until now: ...
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13.04 Boot from LiveCD into graphical safe mode

I can boot into the livecd without any problems, but to use my machine without it crashing I need to boot it into graphic safe mode and then use the nvidia drivers. Is it possible to boot into ...
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Unable to update, live usb

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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USBs Won't Boot on Mac-Workaraound?

Downloaded 12.04 with UNetbootin to my Mac-Mini to put onto a flash drive. After flash drive is fully loaded,get message saying said flash drive will not boot on a Mac. (Am running OS-X 10.7.5.) I ...
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Using bootable usb to install Ubunu 13.10: installer not finding current Ubuntu 13.04?

I have created a bootable usb stick having Ubuntu 13.10. When I boot my laptop, it boots from the usb. I proceed to install Ubuntu 13.10. Ahead, I get the below options. You see here the option of ...
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How to make automatically boot in every computer?

I am using ubuntu ( 13.10 ) on a flash-drive. I can move that flash drive all the time and can use it almost in every computer. but to do that, first I have to go to BIOS settings of the computer and ...
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Where I find the usb-creator.exe that was included in previous versions of Ubuntu?

Back about 10.10 the Live CD contained a Windows executable named usb-creator.exe (It was a Windows version of Startup Disk Creator). Is an up to date version of this file still available?
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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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do i have to format usb for booting if its Fat32 already?

I dont really have a pc to download universal usb installer. The only devices i have are: Fat32 usb My smartphone A ubuntu with a Failed update that makes og unable to use or open download files. It ...
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HP Pavilion 15 pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 - unable to install Ubuntu 12.10

I have purchased HP Pavilion 15 pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) and I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a live USB, but it does not install another Ubuntu version.
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Ubuntu getting too long to shut down

I had a problem with Grub after I downloaded Windows 8. I couldn't access it anymore and so couldn't access the Ubuntu partition that was on my laptop. Since I needed to restore the files on the ...
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Boot to shell script

I want to make a live usb boot just to execute a script with echo off. Then, I want it to continue to boot on to the original OS. I need to repair a bunch of computers that got attacked through the ...
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Issue with Ubuntu live USB installer graphical glitches

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my HP Pavilion DV2500 laptop for a while now. I had no issues with 12.04 and 12.10, but when I tried installing Ubuntu 13.10 these graphical glitches ...
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PC won't boot from usb

lately I have been trying to boot using a USB. However, every time I try to boot, it says 'Operating system not found' when there's clearly an os on the USB. Yesterday I was with a friend who inserted ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from other Ubuntu?

I am newb in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a LiveCD as a dual boot with Windows 7. It was working until a month ago and I found a lot of bugs here. Yesterday after an update, video drivers ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a USB external drive for booting?

I want to boot Ubuntu on my mac air(2010) using my external 1TB drive. I converted the install to .img fine in Terminal. Now i need to make a bootable usb drive to install I tried to do the sudo ...
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boot an HP mini 210-1024 from a usb stick using 12.0.4.3 live.

I am trying to boot an HP mini 210-1024 from a usb stick using 12.0.4.3 live. this works on my IBM t-42. The stick was built using unetbootin. The hp gets to the HP screen, the press esc to enter ...
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Please create self-installable USB option

Creating a bootable USB stick is pretty easy, and that's swell. What I would like is a bootable USB stick that can then install on itself. There are more and more systems being sold without CD ...
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How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB

I want to make a persistent live Ubuntu/ Mint usb drive with more than 4gb of storage. I know there is an option of installing linux directly on the drive but I dont want to do this as it will ...
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'corrupted kernel image' error while booting from USB stick

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and I used "Universal USB installer" to make a live usb and boot with it, once it's complete and I booted I get this error :"syslinux no default or ui configuration directive ...
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Extend live USB overlay partition

I am using a Lubuntu live usb as kind of mobile or rescue system. It's installed on a ~4GB Stick. Now that I wanted to update the software (aptitude full-upgrade), I ran into some "disk full" errors. ...
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universal usb installer ,reboot then black screen with a white “_” [duplicate]

i use universal usb installer 1.9.5.1 and use ubuntu 11.10/12.04/13.10 to make a usb OS, but when i finished the making process as i reboot my computer i got a black screen with a white cursor on the ...
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Help with Ubuntu 13.04 on a USB Flashdrive!

I have a issue when I try and boot Ubuntu from my USB, it will take me to the Ubuntu splash screen with the dots, change my resolution to 1280x720 and then my screen will go blue and nothing happens, ...
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mounting /rofs of LiveUSB as rw partition,possibility ? How?

So what i know from what i see,the LiveUSB root directory reside on /rofs partition,and what i know it's a file named filesystem.squashfs and use loop partition table so basiclly it's an system image ...
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Ubuntu Live 12.04.3 x64 Skip installation screen

My laptop's internal HDD broke a week ago and now it won't boot (or do anything) from it. So I made a Live stick since I only use the computer for surfing and watching BluRay. Note: The stick has been ...
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Startup Disk Creator not recognizing selected ISO in 13.10

I recently downloaded the Lubuntu 12.04 LTS ISO for Power PC (I want to install it on an old iBook G4), but when I go to select the ISO in Startup Disk Creator, it just remains blank in the Source ...
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How to add init scripts to LiveUSB from Windows

Currently i have a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 14.04 Installed and trying to add sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom to init script so my read-only part of LiveUSB can be remounted as read-write partition. what ...