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No sound by speaker in ubuntu 12.04, only by headphones (re installing, updating and in liveUSB without sound)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the speakers don't work. Before I had 13.04 without problems about sounds. I re install ubuntu 12.04 and update, and also no sound, only by headphones. Also I tried by ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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Screen: loss of colour issue but not on liveusb

I am not sure if I will make this clear but I have an issue with my motherboard. I have a asus Sabertooth Z77 and running 2x amd HD7990 graphic cards on a watercooling loop. Unfortunately in the last ...
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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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Is it possible to create read-only live USB stick for Ubuntu?

Is it possible to create bootable live USB stick with Ubuntu that does not allow writing anything to it, similar to live CD?
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?

Is there any way to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from the terminal without using any third-party applications like YUMI,Unetbootin, etc. I tried to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive ...
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SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found! [duplicate]

I have a USB live key created with Linux Live USB creator. I used all the defaults, and got a standard version of Ubuntu. When I try to boot into it, I get the error above. I went through the rest of ...
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How can I access my home folder in a live usb directly?

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04 from an 'updated' live usb. By updated I mean I had installed other softwares, removed others, run updates and upgrades, etc. To my surprise, the newly ...
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Live USB Boot error

I have a system without a hard drive. I've used the start-up disk creator to copy the 13.04 .iso to the usb. I've used the same USB on multiple systems to install to a second USB stick. On this ...
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Make a bootable image of installed linux

Is there a way to create a bootable disk of the installed linux OS retaining all the settings and programs. i.e i'd wanted to restore all the settings and installed programs of my OS when i install it ...
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No user name/password required when exploring from live USB?

A few months back when I buggered up my netbook and then booted into it to get information from it using a live USB. (Thinking that was 10.10) When I was copy/pasting this to another USB at no time ...
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Create a bootable USB drive for installing Linux

I have a netbook that I would like to start using agan and and need to reinstall things (I think an update broke a bunch and it is faster to rebuild vs figuring it out. Anyways I have my Macbook Air ...
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How do I create an Ubuntu live USB using a Mac?

I'd like to create a live USB stick on a Mac so I can install Ubuntu on another machine. How do accomplish this?
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How to install the MPEG-4 AAC decoder and the H.264 decoder?

Where do I get the MPEG-4 AAC decoder, and the H.264 decoder. How to install them and play the multimedia?
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Bootable USB for MacBook, bs numerical error

been trying a few ways to create a bootable Live USB thumb drive, all ok until final step. I get this error "dd: bs: illegal numeric value" I tried adding an upper case "M" as directed, this made no ...
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Using Ubuntu live CD how to mount my old backtrack install?

I have an old install of Backtrack 5 amd64 and yesterday i tried to upgrade it. For some reason that upgrade failed and i cannot manage to get it working. So I now want to copy my data from some ...
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How to access the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 while running from a disc?

I am trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 from a disc, without installing it on the hard disk. All I can access is a command line but no graphical interface. The command line is ubuntu@ubuntu or something ...
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Cannot successfully create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive

I am trying to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive. I tried the Universal USB Installer and UNETbootin to create it but when I booted the USB stick, error loading operating system shows up. I ...
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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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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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USB Stick became Read-Only after using Pen Drive USB Installer

Yesterday I tried to make my 16Gb USB Stick bootable with Ubuntu 13.04 (Desktop x64). After some time because nothing changed I canceled the progress and decided to burn a DVD. The installation with ...
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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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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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does live usb 3 work faster than a live usb 2

I have bought a new notebook which has one usb2 and 2 usb3 . I wanna ask if I buy a usb 3 flash disk and make it a live usb ,would this live usb (usb 3.0) work 10 times faster than live usb (usb 2) ...
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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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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will making a USB ubuntu boot disk wipe my USB stick?

I'm following this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu and I know a lot of boot-disk creation stuff will wipe my USB---it's 30GB which is more than I can comfortably ...
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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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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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Making a Bootable USB flash drive which will boot in EFI

I have recently bought a laptop with windows 8 (EFI) installed. I thought I'd be able to handle installing 12.04.2 relatively easily - how wrong could I be? Using a live-usb I made using startup ...
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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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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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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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Help please? Downloaded ubuntu 13.04 onto usb and can't find .iso file in order to create a bootable usb [duplicate]

I asked a question which was immediately merged with this question: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? . I can understand most of what is said there, except that ...
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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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Live CD stalls when installing Ubuntu 13.10

Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt: "numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s. This repeats in a very short ...
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How to install Ubuntu 13.04 on asus Thaichi 31 with usb stick

When i try to install Ubuntu 13.04 (64 bit) from USB stick I end up with a black screen after chosing "Try Ubuntu whitout installing" i already followed one solution i found which said to replace ...