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

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Can I run Ubuntu in live mode permanentely?

I have created a thumb-drive installation disk. I can use that to boot up ubuntu in live mode. Once in live mode I try to install ubuntu on another usb-drive but have some difficulties. Is there any ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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can't access drives with persistent liveUSB

Due to Windows 7 boot error I've decided to make a liveUSB as a possible fix method. I used a 4 GB USB stick and dedicated 1 GB as persistent. On first boot everything was fine but from the second ...
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Booting Ubuntu12.10 USB on Asus X401a Win8

This is my first time replacing an OS with Linux. I want to replace windows with Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus X401a. The laptop does not have an optical drive so I need to use a USB stick. I've read all ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show up after liveUSB menu

I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1-native laptop. And following various guides I've managed to: Stop FastBoot Stop SecureBoot Partition my drive Yet when I try to boot ...
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32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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dpkg always failing, complaining about missing package name [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 from a liveUSB due to a problem with my HDD. Today I was trying to install Steam, but the installation failed every time. Some testing later, I noticed every installation of ...
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unable to create usb stick for windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04

I followed the same process which mentioned in below link to create USB stick for windows: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? But WinUSB throws following error while syncing: ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...
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Shut down acts as restart?

I've installed Ubuntu (almost all latest versions), when my Acer Aspire V5-471 is want to shutdown from Ubuntu, it acts as restart/reboot. Refer to edit 2 for releases tried and edit 1 for tried ...
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Why doesn't live USB work in non-UEFI mode?

I have Windows 7 64 bit installed on one partition (the rest of the disk is unallocated). I made a live USB with the latest official Kubuntu 14.04 64 bit ISO. When I boot, there are two USB options: ...
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Startup disk creator won't add new files

I attempted to use the startup disk creator to write an image to an SD card for my Raspberry Pi. So now when I try to use the startup disk creator, the path to the source of the image/ISO file is ...
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How long should it take to load from LiveUSB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB and it's been booting from the USB for at least an hour now. I always installed from a DVD before and I remember it takes a really long time (at least it ...
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Install a different version from what's on my Live USB

I have a 12.04 32-bit Live USB. I want to install 12.04 64-bit on my desktop and I'd rather not burn a USB image all over again just to install Ubuntu once (most of my machines require 32-bit for ...
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Live USB Ubuntu on second partition

Is it possible to put a live ubuntu installation on the second partition of a flash drive? I have a flash drive with 2 partitions: The first one is ~10GB formatted FAT32 for storing files on in ...
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How to make copies of a customised Live USB stick?

I have spent some time and effort customising a Live USB setup of Ubuntu 14.04. I want to make copies of this environment, before it gets corrupted (has happened once recently). I don't want to image ...
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Latest HWE not supported?

I was previously running 12.04, but installed the HWE update since mine was expiring. Upon reboot, at the login screen, it played the default drum sound about 10 times in a row really quickly and then ...
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Xubuntu 14.04.1 LiveUSB failing to boot on Sony Vaio vgn-nw240f [duplicate]

I created a LiveUSB using usb-creator-gtk with an MD5-sum verified xubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso. I then confirmed the LiveUSB integrity by verifying all its files against md5sum.txt. I then ...
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Pen Drive Bootable problem

When I am trying to make my pendrive bootable it shows an error "There is no enough space for this image" -using startup disk,I have also tried using unetbootin but I am using a 32 GB Kingstone 3.0 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on my computer

I have a 16GB USB that I burned the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .iso to using Rufus on my Windows 7 computer. I booted from USB multiple times, changing the USB port, I tried it with UEFI and without. My PC is ...
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How do I run LiveUSB with Persistence so it loads everything into RAM and runs from that?

Noob here. I am looking for a way to use the 6 gigs of RAM in my system. I am primarily using a live USB environment with persistence enabled. I was wondering if there is a way to have the OS loaded ...
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Live USB with OpenVPN

I would like to create an Ubuntu 14.04 live USB to access a remote system. When plugged in a computer, it should constantly monitor if an internet connection is available. If it is, it should send me ...
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Live USB isn't live, I can only try or install

I've tried about 4 times now to create live (by live I mean I can boot ubuntu from it (I think, I'm a newbie to this)) ubuntu usb, to no avail. I want a live usb because my grub isn't showing up since ...
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how to boot a live-system with proprietary ATI drivers / fglrx?

Is it possible to boot a live system which is using the proprietary ATI drivers? Thanks!
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Location of persistent files in bootable USB

I have created a bootable USB of ubuntu using startup-disk-creator and added the persistence of around 2GB on the USB..I booted through the USB. I downloaded some documents made some changes and ...
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Repair Ubuntu broken files under live Ubuntu

My installed Ubunut 14.04 doesn't work well and after splash screen it goes to black screen, and stuck there. I know where the problem is, I have deleted a file (this: ...
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14.04 Live gparted errors with ntfs partitions

I recently got a new(ish) computer, and I wanted to install Ubuntu on it (I use a [outdated] version on my main computer, so I figured it was no big deal.) I want to dualboot, so I opened up gparted ...
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Should you use a DVD or USB for a fresh install of Ubuntu?

Some specs in relation to my laptop: 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW) Has both usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Will be installing on a msata SSD with no other OS Since Ubuntu gives you the option ...
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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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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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How do I put Ubuntu on a NON-flash external USB hard-drive?

Amazingly enough, circumstances have left me without a single USB flash drive, or a working CD-R drive. Also, because I moved about six months ago, I got rid of all my extra Ubuntu CDs that I used to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from flash drive, pixelated screen

I am booting live booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. At the setup screen (this is the first boot), the screen is very pixelated rendering the software unusable. I am unable to get past the setup ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck [closed]

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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start terminal from bootable USB drive

I am running Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive on an old machine. The graphical interface is using up all the memory and I actually just need a terminal. Is there a way to not start the desktop ...
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How to boot from ubuntu live usb with 'try ubuntu' directly?

I created an Ubuntu 10.10 live usb with persistence feature. And it works well on my PCs. But one thing annoys me is that each time I boot from live usb, I have to choose between "Try Ubuntu" and ...
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Custom Live CD using UCK boot to ram

I am trying to create a custom live iso that automatically boots to ram on startup. So I need the ISO I create in UCK to setup toram each time I burn it to a disc or install it on a flash drive. ...
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Live USB Boot Windows 8.1

So im trying to install ubuntu to dual boot windows 8.1 on my hp pavilion. It came pre installed with windows 8.1. Before i get started here please note: I have tried with legacy mode on/off I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot Problem

I am currently using windows 7 and wanted to try out Linux. I found out that Ubuntu is the most easy to learn Linux OS. So I create a Live USB of Ubuntu 14.04 with the help of the following link: How ...
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Name of the application to make bootable USBs from the contextual menu

What's the name of the application to make bootable USBs from contextual menu? I want to see if I can install it on Kubuntu.
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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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Bootable usb stick not boots

i have problem. My bootable usb stick not boots any linux distribution.. it just stop at BIOS, like before turning on OS, but it does nothing. Windows xp/7/8.1 installs boots perfectly. It stopped ...
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How to create DOS Boot USB flash drive with (X)Ubuntu

I'm trying to boot Xubuntu from USB Flash Drive on my old laptop Fujitsu-Siemens but it shows "Missing Operating system. Operating System not found". Although the Flash Drive works on my current ...
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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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How to log in after logout in L/UBUNTU live persistent usb?

I have created a persistent live usb of Lubuntu 12.10 on a 16 GB flash pendrive with a 4GB space for persistency. It basically works like an installation, as new programs can be installed and new ...
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Save “apt-get” apps onto a USB

I'm running Ubuntu live off a USB, I do not want to install it though. On the same USB I have a second partition to save files on. How would I save 'apt-get install *' and Software Store apps onto my ...
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Tried to make USB stick from OSX

When trying to make a USB stick for Mac I got this error: MacBookPro-UserName:~ UserName$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/ubuntu/USB-Overdrive-302.img ~/ubuntu/ubuntu.iso hdiutil: convert failed - ...
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Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.8, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et ...