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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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Make bootable image from non-bootable to use with qemu

I hope the question is not duplicate, I didn't find anything helpful by myself. (And sorry for my english) I have a new Raspberry Pi, and I need to install on it an os with some softwares. I ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Problems Changing Plymouth Boot Screens for Live USB

I am trying to create a very simple tool on a USB stick. I have created a Ubuntu live CD that boots up does a sudo fsck -y /dev/sda1 and then does a sudo shutdown -h now to perform a simple disk ...
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USB bootable for ubuntu 14.04 lts [duplicate]

I have Sony USB and I tried with it but doesn't take boot or welcome screen of ubuntu pc normally started.
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How to save changes made in a live session to Hard Disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I am running live image as making an entry in grub as per the tutorial: http://www.tecmint.com/run-linux-live-images-from-hard-disk-in-linux. So is there any way to make the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Periodical System Image Backup

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 32GB mSATA drive with a mechanical drive dedicated to Windows and a data partition. I've spent a lot of time setting up my install with things like Android Studio, ...
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steps to create DD image file from usb and restore image to a DIFFERENT usb

I have successfully (file created, ubuntu does NOT issue any error messages) created an image from an entire persistent ubuntu live usb.(sdc1) - the file ubuntu1.img is 4.3gb so it is reasonable to ...
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PC does not boot from Ubuntu live USB

My PC does not boot from the Ubuntu live USB that I made to install Ubuntu. What it can be? I tried installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine with the same iso and I had no problems, but when I restart ...
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Can't get persistent filesystem with Live USB

I have been trying to create a Ubuntu LiveUSB drive with a persistent filesystem, as I will need to use this same operating system with the same softwares and configurations in different machines. I ...
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Live usb does not work!

Unfortunately, I am not able to setup up Ubuntu on my system as I am having trouble creating a functional live usb. I have downloaded the installer and the iso from the Ubuntu download page and have ...
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Usb install, shows cursor only after choosing language in install

After choosing a language, the window that shows the progress of installation disappears leaving only the cursor.
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Explaination of my “efibootmgr -v” output

I am trying to ascertain where the EFI boot records are located on my Lenovo U41o by using the command sudo efibootmgr -v. Can someone explain it to me? $ sudo efibootmgr -v BootCurrent: 0008 ...
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How to format a USB drive for Startup disk?

I want to make a bootable live USB from Ubuntu 14.04. When I insert a free USB, Startup Disk Creator says Capacity: 7.5GB; Free 0.0GB. This is a free and working USB, as I can copy file on it. I ...
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Netbook won't boot to Lubuntu GUI after using Live USB creator programs & setting aside 1GB for persistence

Have downloaded and installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, recently (without persistence) & it works fine, aside from not saving settings. When I try to download & install the same, with a 1MB set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed LiveUSB boot on Lenovo G580 [duplicate]

So.. hello, everyone. I have a Lenovo G580 laptop, with 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3, 2.5GHz and pre-installed Windows 8, which I updated to Windows 8.1 . I was like "wow, it's be so nice to have Ubuntu ...
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Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to create LiveCD/DVD/USBs of other distributions? [duplicate]

Ubuntu can be used to create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu. But can it also be used to create LiveCDs, LiveDVDs or LiveUSBs of other Linux distributions? In particular, can it create these using an ...
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Can't use unebootin or re-install windows [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed before I install ubuntu, I downloaded ubuntu when I had windows and installed it but I removed all my data by accident and I lost my windows 7, now I'm trying to install ...
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install ubuntu 14.04 on macbook without rEFIt laptop unable to boot [duplicate]

I have downloaded the and created a life usb for ubuntu 14.04. Now I know that I would normally install rEFit on the laptop however the operating system on the macbook is not currently functional. So ...
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how to i make a live ubuntu on my usb with persistence that can boot both from pc and mac?

I've got a 64 Gb usb stick that i want a live ubuntu install on with persistence so i can store my files on it but... her comes the catch i need the install to work both with pc(64bit) and mac(64bit) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS live USB boot error (gfxboot.c32:not a valid COM32R image)

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) lts. I made a bootable usb stick. But I keep receiving this error message upon booting: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 20110518 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al ...
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Toshiba Satellite P55-A: Cant boot from usb [duplicate]

For a few days now I have been trying to install Ubuntu (also tried Fedora, BackTrack, and Kali) onto an 8GB usb drive. The install always seems to go off without a hitch. Ive used unetbootin, ...
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14.04 live usb with more than 4gb of persistent data

...before mark this as duplicated: I already tried to perform what is suggested by this and other sites, but without success: create a usb live with startup disk creator / unetbootin make a ...
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Can't install ubuntu 14.04 with usb & md5 check sums are different

when I try to install Ubuntu with usb stick Just gets to where its about to start with the purple ubuntu loading screen then it goes back to text and gives this message BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Live .bashrc not copied over to tty1, but copied for telnet session

I just built a live version of Ubuntu 14.04 using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I edited /etc/skel/.bashrc and upon power up, I'll be taken to the ...
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whats best flavor for the lenovo S10 netbook?

For creating live USB that has the least amount of compatibility issues, if any? Specs: Lenovo IdeaPad S10 4333-36U Netbook Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz 1GB DDR2 160GB HDD 10.1" WSVGA Windows XP Home
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Problems installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu from a live USB, however it gives me the following error: error installing /cdrom//pool/main/c/console-setup/console-setup-linux_1.88_all.c trying to ...
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customized Ubuntu 14.04 - DNS doesn't work

I've made a Ubuntu 14.04 VM, customized it a bit (apps, etc), and created an .iso via REMASTERSYS. I then made a bootable USB w/ unetbootin. The DNS works on the VM and on multiple laptops in the ...
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Problem “No operational system found” when booting from usb HDD (14.04 LTS)

I have a pretty modern ultrabook (Sony Vaio Pro 13) that doesn't have an internal HDD or OS. I want to use an external HDD, connected via USB, to use as "an internal drive" with Ubuntu 12.04 installed ...
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grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
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Font showing up as squares during installation

I am new to Linux, and I chose Ubuntu as my first Linux distro. I created a boot flash drive and installed it on my little netbook. It works fine, and I'm having fun playing around with it. Now I ...
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LiveUSB will not Boot on Lenovo v570

I have a Lenovo v570 that I'm trying to do a clean install of trusty on and for the life of me I can't find any way to get it working. When I try to boot from the SD card it's on, it doesn't even ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 liveusb boot screen graphic errors

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install it in a separate partition with a USB drive. I have tried both Unetbootin and ...
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How to create a bootable Clonezilla usb with Tuxboot that work?

I'm trying to create a bootable clonezilla usb with tuxboot, the application that is recommended by clonezilla site. I installed it via Ubuntu PPA and follow the instructions on the site to put files ...
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Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
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Live USB works on win, problems on mac

Soooo, I have a live usb, ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I use it on pc's at school and on my intel mac at home with plop bootloader, using PlopKexec. I installed the live usb with unetbootin because the ubuntu ...
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create bootable disk of os x mavericks with ubuntu

Is there a graphical method to create a bootable disk of mac os x 10.9 from ubuntu. I found one method : ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install fails with Via S3 UniChrome Pro graphics

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro laptop(it's quite old yes, has about 30GB Hard Drive and I think 192mb of RAM) which currently has Windows XP installed (which I'd ...
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Can I boot a Ubuntu live install ISO from a usb key on my Powerbook G4?

So, I have a Powerbook G4 17" right now and the ribbon cable connecting the ODD drive to the motherboard is dead. Somebody has torn the cable from the board and the cable is completely knackered. The ...
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Updating USB boot files?

If one boots a live session, does an update to the live session and then create a usb boot drive, would it contain the updates?
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Can I install/uninstall programs on a windows drive using a Ubuntu 14.04 bootable flash drive?

Questions says most of it. I'm just wondering if I can add or remove programs on a windows hard drive using a Ubuntu 14.04 bootable flash drive. Mostly to get past windows admin privileges. Thanks
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Hard-disk is not detected

I tried the laptop (SamsungR530, corei3) of my brother, who somewhat 'broke' it: the laptop shutdowns after 30minutes or more. The fan is working, near the fan it seems a bit hot, I used after a ...
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Is “running” Ubuntu Live a reliable way to predict how my computer will act on actual install?

I'm trying to ditch Windows for Ubuntu on my Samsung netbook but first I want to know if the computer is "ready" for the transition. So, if I run Ubuntu Live on my computer, how this is a good way ...
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Operating System not found, win7 dual boot

After installing 14.04 from a liveUSB alongside windows 7 and encountering no problems for about a week, I shut down windows and rebooted only to see the "Operating system not found" message and being ...
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Must I install Ubuntu to use it fully?

What is the difference between running Ubuntu on a Live USB and on internal hard drive?
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14.04 boot failure on installation from USB

I bought a new HP PC (details below) intending to replace W8.1 with Ubuntu. Boot failed with both 12.04 LTS and 14.04LTS. The details below are pretty much the same for both. The system gets as far ...
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How to change the repository location while installing from live cd?

I am installing 14.04 from a live CD. While installing, it downloads updates from the Internet. I see it is currently downloading from http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ Is there any way I can change ...
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Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on non UEFI computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB bootable disk and I'm getting this error: ubuntu install error /casper/vmlinuz.efi read error @ 0 It's a NON UEFI bios, I'm guessing it's because ...
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What will happen if I bump the USB drive Ubuntu is running from?

I am considering creating a Live Ubuntu USB drive and running Ubuntu just from it. So, what bad things would happen if I was running Ubuntu and doing stuff and my flash drive got bumped out of ...