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Move a persistent USB Ubuntu to a smaller USB drive

I plan to move my persistent USB Ubuntu which is currently on a 32GB USB drive (limited to only 4GB by default) to a new 4GB USB drive. I'm thinking of using Clonezilla to do this. Is this the best ...
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back up windows 7 and my previous data of windows

I used LiveUSB to use ubuntu. Then I thought I wanted to use real ubuntu from USB because I thought the ubuntu from LiveUSB is just a test for ubuntu. So I installed ubuntu from Desktop icon on test ...
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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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Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 but i want to install windows so, i downloaded a windows iso but how to Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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Removing “install Lubuntu” icon from persistant USB

Thanks in advance for any help. I want to give young students USB drives with persistent Lubuntu installs. When I prepare these drives, I move the desktop icon, "install Lubuntu" to the trash. I ...
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14.04 Live USB stick can't install nodejs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick, and I'm trying to get my Ruby on Rails dev environment setup. I'm having trouble installing nodejs. I used the method: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Running script to repair bricked Android [duplicate]

I have unfortunately bricked my device, one of those issues that most if not all of us who like to root/ROM our devices have had to deal with. I need to run a script that will fix the issue to where ...
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Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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Ubuntu/Linux tools to put Ubuntu on USB (for testing or installation)?

I want to easily create live usb installation USBs for testing purposes, for installing various distros in VM and to have at hand an installation device in case I need to reinstall my system. But ...
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Ubuntu Live: Disable Keyboard Shortcut Overlay on first boot

I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system. On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds. This is a nice feature for ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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Install 32 bit from USB, not a COM32R, then no PAE, 64 bit doesn't work either

I hope someone can help me install a linux system of some sort please, have gotten a bit stuck. I have an old laptop (DEll Latitude D500, currently running Windows XP professional version 20012, ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've ...
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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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How to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer that has no Linux suport for video card? (12.04)

I want to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer. I got it as a 64 bit system with a win7 64 bit but now it runs a 32 bit win 7 (due to canon printer driver issue). The Windows device manager ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on my macbook

I am installing Ubuntu on my macbook with an USB stick. The USB stick booted and i started the installation. When it asks me to restart to complete the installation i do so. But when i start up again ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition ...
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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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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu LiveUSB using Windows 7?

I want to create a boot USB stick to test Ubuntu to make sure it will run on an old laptop (IBM ThinkPad with no operating system and no CD capability) I was given. How can I download direct to a ...
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Turn an external hard drive into a live usb

So the computer I am working with doesn't have a hard drive nor a CD drive and I intend to boot it from a "live external hard drive" but when I try to format it using UUI (Universal USB Installer) the ...
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Take your OS away on USB stick?

I went back to Ubuntu after longer time, my Vaio is running 14.04 last 10 days and I'm really happy with it..Systemback works wonders xD I'm wondering if there is a way to run/sync your OS to USB ...
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Why doesn't my Lubuntu Live-usb drive boot up?

I have a very old [Fujitsu Siemens Amilo][1]. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a [Xubuntu][2] 32 bit. I created ...
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Why doesn't my Live-USB boot up but instead freezes up?

I have a very old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a Xubuntu 32 bit. I created the live USB ...
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Error installing applications

I've installed a Ubuntu live install with persistence mode on a USB stick using Linux Live USB creator. (Windows got corrupted while changing a .sys file, partition table was saved.) I'm not able to ...
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Dropbox on persistent liveUSB - how to make Dropbox remember my password and login?

I've made my "own light lubuntu" using uck. I've deleted all the stuff that I don't need - AbiWord, Gnumeric, even software center. I've created it using built-in software on lubuntu. I want to use it ...
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Verify Ubuntu installable USB created by usb-creator

Let's say I have an Ubuntu live USB pen drive, created using usb-creator. I want to Verify the integrity of the Ubuntu install on the pen drive (only against accidental damage, not malicious ...
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Syslinux error (1) on 8GB< drive

I have a problem when I try to install Syslinux to my USB flash drive. I have tried these three steps: Re-formatting the drives; this includes re-partitioning. Disabling all security mechanisms ...
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Install ubuntu on Live USB from a Live USB

I have a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 with things I have installed and deleted, and preferences that I've changed on it, and am wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu onto either another USB, or ...
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Recovering grub using Ubuntu Live USB

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed on a Dell server. I wanted to use one of the earlier kernel versions and I edited /etc/default/grub for this. It seems like I made something wrong. After ...
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rEFInd recognises Boot drive as “Legacy OS”

I made a Mac-compatible usb boot drive in terminal, but in rEFInd, it says that the drive is something called "Legacy OS."Selecting it does not Boot ubuntu, it instead asks me to insert a bootable ...
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Can't install OR liveboot 14.04.1

At the moment, I'm constantly having "can't find a medium with a filesystem" thrown back at me. This is an improvement from the thousands of squashfs errors I used to get (using a differnet USB drive, ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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What makes LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSBs slow?

Even on a rather good computer, booting from a LiveCDs or LiveDVDs is really slow, especially in the beginning before the operating system has completely loaded in. What is the major bottleneck in ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Live USB: How do i save files on hard drive

So I have never used linux or ubuntu before so at the moment I am just trying it out from a USB drive. My problem is that i would like to save files on the internal hard drive of the computer but i ...
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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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Upgrading to 14.10 from iso

I have 14.04.1 on harddisk. Is it possible to upgrade system to 14.10 from iso file/dvd/usb?
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Installing Lubuntu on USB

I'm trying to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a 4-GB usb. My system is 64-bit, running Windows 7 on 64-bit as well, my keyboard is USB and my GFX is Intel HD integrated on Core i3 (first generation 370M). ...
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Running Trusty Tahr in RAM

Is there documentation explaining how to fully decompress the filesystem.squashfs into RAM? The LiveCD has an option "toram", but the casper script copies the entire casper directory, including the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I've read all other posts related with this topic. But I didn't get correct answer. My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx. I've tried to install Linux OS from USB after I've got it. It wasn't working. So ...
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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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Can the base Ubuntu OS be used for free commercially?

I work in an enterprise environment--at a major university to be more specific--as desktop support. It's largely a Windows environment. I'm not looking to install Ubuntu for our end users--rather ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live works perfect, but after installation nothing but the keyboard works?

I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 with an i7 core and 6 gigs of RAM. When I boot Ubuntu from the USB stick Live it works fine, but when I install it, the trackpad doesn't work, the screen resolution is ...
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Custom 14.04 ISO doesn't boot into installer, only into Live environment

I try to make a USB-stick with a custom ISO, that I want to get installed when I boot a PC from that stick. The custom ISO with Ubuntu 14.04 'trusty' is generated from 'debootstrap' into a chroot ...
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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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Cannot install any distro (I tried USB and DVD)

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB live flash drive with no success. I got a message box with an error message similar to this: Installation Failed The installer encountered an ...
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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 ...