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

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Installing softwares on live ubuntu usb (Bootable usb stick)

I've created a bootable Ubuntu USB and it is working fine. Now, for some reason my friend can't use his HDD (corrupted and can't be replaced soon). Hence I want this live USB to keep newly installed ...
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Create USB installer to install Ubuntu from the command line?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB image to install Ubuntu on a new computer. I have done this before following the "create USB drive" instructions for Ubuntu desktop, but I don't have an Ubuntu ...
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When does the live USB ask if I want to re-install?

Ubuntu is not booting and was hanging on the splash screen or I was getting a black screen. Grub seemed to operate but none of the operations in grub alone fixed the issue. So I've booted to a live ...
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Boot from USB fail, Ubuntu 12.04

I created a live USB of windows 7 with unetbootin. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Lenovo z580 intel core i7 with 8gb ram. My computer won't boot from USB. USB is first in the boot order. My ...
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How do I create a live USB installer for UEFI/EFI systems that reads and saves persistence changes?

I have a 16 GB USB stick which runs a live boot of Ubuntu 14.10 with antivirus software installed which (obviously) needs to be kept up to date as I use it to boot and clean infected Windows machines. ...
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How to bypass “Try it / Install” screen when booting from USB Live Session of 14.04 LTS?

I'm trying to accomplish the exact same thing as MestreLion from this question. The answers given there were for 11.04 and 13.10 and are no longer workable for 14.04 LTS. Basically I want a 14.04 ...
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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04, I would run it from a bootable USB stick. I already have the bootable USB stick with grub4dos, and I was looking for a 'guide post' with the command to boot Ubuntu ...
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How to mimic the “Install Ubuntu” application inside a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I currently have a full installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 8GB USB drive (not a live USB, a full install). Which package do I install to mimic the "Install Ubuntu" application on the desktop of a ...
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Make UBUNTU USB stick on OS X to boot non mac netbook

I have a fairly old netbook with no cd drive that is capable of being booted from USB. Right now there is no OS installed and I only have a mac to create the USB stick from. My question is simple I ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu 14 LTS, but on extraction shows all files broken

I am new to LINUX. So, I wanted to test it on USB. Used Universal-USB-Installer.exe downloaded from http://www.pendrivelinux.com to create a bootable USB. Then downloaded Ubuntu-14.04.2 Desktop 64 Bit ...
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Boot from Ubuntu live USB stick ('Try Ubuntu'). How to see USB disk contents?

I am booting from a USB stick, using the option 'Try Ubuntu'. The USB drive contains some files that I need to see. Is there a way to see the drive contents?
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Booting Ubuntu from USB on Zotac Zbox HD

I successfully made bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04. I've already tried it on couple of computers, and it works perfectly. Because I want to boot Ubuntu on these PCs just time from the time, I don't ...
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Persistent Live usb vs Full install [duplicate]

I have looked at some of the other forum post and they don't answer my question. I have been using various Linux Live CDs for some time now, but I've just bought a 16Gb usb 3 stick for a Linux ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 from USB and need help [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 via a USB drive over my Windows 7, and I cannot boot into it without installing the USB. Even with USB installed, it wants me to reinstall Ubuntu every time, even though ...
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How can I run Ubuntu without a hard drive?

I have a laptop with NO HARD DRIVE. (It's dead and gone.) I want to boot and run Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. (Not just a 'test drive'.) First question: Is there a difference between a LiveUSB ...
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Wich Connecting Point Im Need Use? [duplicate]

Hello Im Have Problem With PC My Sister Did Hold Power Off 2 Times on/off on/off And System Is Corrupted So Im Gonna Install Ubuntu 12.10 Out Dated Version But Im Can Fix Fetch Errors On PC Beacuse ...
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my live usb has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer ...
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Kernel Not Loading and Boot Fails on Windows 8 Pre-Installed Laptop

I know this question is common, but this makes no sense to me. I use to dual boot Kali Linux on my PC all the time. I know for a fact my flash drive (where the files are) is specifically (hd1,msdos1) ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Pendrive but everytime I choose Install inside Windows it restarts and repeats same process

I'm a begginer to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, After choosing Install Ubuntu Inside Windows 7 Then after Pressing continue my computer restarts and again the USB is booted and I ...
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Can I create a USB stick that has a permanent Ubuntu install with other bootable ISOs?

Essentially I have a 32GB USB stick, and what I want to create (in an ideal world) is a stick that will contain : A permanent install of Ubuntu (not the 'Try Ubuntu', as I want to save drivers, ...
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How to install Ubuntu with USB [duplicate]

It has been hard for me, following directions I can find online on the Ubuntu sites and others, how to simply get 14.04 LTS loaded on to a Windows laptop. I want to get remove Windows 7 on the ...
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Execute a shell script only for LiveCD session [closed]

I want to execute a shell script on startup but only for LiveCD session not for harddisk installation. Which directory should I put my shell script? For example Ubuntu somehow detecting LiveCD ...
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Replace one Ubuntu with another from USB pen drive

I'm new to Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. Now i want to install Ubuntu 12.04 . I got an ISO image of Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. I put this image in to a pen drive which is formated,set the boot option ...
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Why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before making a liveUSB?

I am not able to figure out why do we have to unmount a USB and format it to FAT or NTFS partition before we can make a liveUSB. I have seen that when I use a dd command to make a liveUSB with a ...
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Compile kernel module? (Live USB)

is it possible to compile a kernel module on a live USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have now tried for hours but all my attempts have failed. What i've done. Installed the linux headers. Created ...
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Cannot run ubuntu on my ASUS K52JB laptop using live usb

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, and i have been trying to install the OS on my laptop. I created the bootable Ubuntu USB using Unetbootin, but whenever i want to try Ubuntu without installing, the OS ...
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Is there a way to make a bootable USB that takes programs and data with it? [duplicate]

In particular this is for a mac, but it's also for general purposes. Booting from a USB seems to makes sense for my purposes (rather than partitioning) but I need to be able to save files and ...
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Linux Won't install from LIveUsb

So I can no longer install Linux from USB drive. I have previously, using the same ISO's and unetbootin been able to install Kubuntu, linux mint, ubuntu gnome. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Running Ubuntu from external drive and accessing it simultaneously [duplicate]

I'm wondering to know if it is possible to running Ubuntu from external drive (or live USB drive) and write/read data into it simultaneously. Thanks.
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Can I Mount ENCFS container from Ubuntu live usb?

I'm having bootup problems with my Linux Mint installation. I'm using an Ubuntu live usb to back up my stuff. I want to mount my ENCFS container to back up the files, but I can't figure out how to do ...
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Install screen doesn't show on Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveUSB

I got a new PC about a year ago and back then I tried to install Ubuntu beside Windows 7. I used my 3 month (back then) old CD I used to successfully install on my old computer beside of Windows XP. ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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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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Installation problems on my HP laptop

So I finally decided that I have enough of windows and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04.0LTE version of Ubuntu. I burned an image to a DVD. So right after I boot from the DVD I get a window where it ...
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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Unable to create 12.04 boot CD or DVD

I am trying to upgrade my PC to 12.04, so I downloaded the .iso desktop file to burn onto a CD or DVD. Before creating the disk I first made a bootable USB stick (using pendrive), this worked fine in ...
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In Live Ubuntu USB Flash Drive, Can I have multiple Casper-rw Files, for additional persistence?

I have a bootable live-USB Flash Drive with Ubuntu installed on it, it has a casper-rw for persistence, but unfortunately, the casper-rw is almost full and the remaining space for storing data is ...
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initramfs problem with Installing Ubuntu from USB on ASUS N61Jv

I struggle with the installation from USB. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64) and then formatted the USB and burnt the iso. The checksum was OK. I removed the ...
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How to make a SUCCESSFUL persistent Ubuntu live hard disk drive or USB

I had the idea a few days back to make a portable hard drive that boots Linux. That way I can keep programs with me. The problem is, I can't install an OS because drivers won't work between computers. ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu on Lenovo PC's in UEFI mode

First my compliments for this post: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported) It explains the dual boot installation very well. The post also says that ...
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Cannot boot from USB with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Tried to boot live USB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After selecting boot from USB and selecting Install Ubuntu it then goes back to the motherboard splash screen. Pressing F12 to select boot menu and ...
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Unknow keyword in configuration file

I think the configuration of isolinux.cfg is wrong.. I tried every solution here on " ask! " but all failed for me.. I'm trying to install the ubuntu 14 with usb boot, i already got the iso file ...
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Create a personalized installation stick (and backup)

I just installed xubuntu 14.04 on a new PC, along with all apllications I need. I'd like to know: 1) A reliable backup solution for ubuntu, something like Acronis for windows. 2) A way to create a ...
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is it possible to use ubuntu 14(trusty ) as a live usb? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14 iso and also have successfully installed it alongside win8(uefi, and it was fairly difficult). now I am able to boot into both as needed. But i want a os that i can carry around in ...
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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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How do I install Ubuntu on a USB? [duplicate]

I just want to install the operating system on to a USB and boot into that. The try Ubuntu option isn't what I'm looking for. I always would have to install a driver just to get wifi access and I ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...