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

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How to get TAILS live USB to boot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have Windows 8.1 on UEFI BIOS (Toshiba Satellite) and have allowed Ubuntu to install it's dual boot option, which is GNU GRUB (version 2.0~beta2-9ubuntu1) . I have used my ...
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Boot Error with Live USB

Ok, so I'm currently running Windows, but want to now use Ubuntu. I downloaded Linux Live USB Creator (LiLi) and also downloaded the 15.10 version of the Ubuntu GNOME ISO from the Ubuntu website. I ...
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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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USB installation interrupted, now nothing

I put a brand new blank SSD in my old work Dell laptop that I got to buy sans hard drive at its end of life, so there's nothing at all on it. Booted from a thumb drive made with Ubuntu 14.04.4 and ...
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lubuntu live session locks out in trusty 14.04.4

I tried to explore the features of Lubuntu with a view to use it, so I booted Lubuntu 14.04.4 live session but after loading the desktop it just shows the install icon on the desktop and on the first ...
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I installed ubuntu from bootable USB stick. now it wont boot without usb

I installed ubuntu server to a machine using a USB stick. I don't know what exactly happened but now the machine won't start without usb. I tried formatting the usb stick and recreated a bootable USB ...
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Wifi & touchpad don't work in live USB - will they work after install? (Samsung NP900X5L)

I just booted from a live USB image of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop (64bit) on my Samsung laptop and found that the touchpad doesn't work and the wifi device isn't detected (ethernet works fine though). Will ...
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xubuntu persistent live usb

I have been attempting to create a Xubuntu live USB using using these instructions for quite a few hours:How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB. I followed the instructions to the ...
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How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB

I want to make a persistent live Ubuntu/ Mint usb drive with more than 4gb of storage. I know there is an option of installing linux directly on the drive but I dont want to do this as it will ...
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need to load live image without shuting down

I have a Chromebook and want to boot a live image, but I can't find any applications that would allow me to do it. I would like it to be preferably a small app. Or maybe suggest a way to load your ...
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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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Create live usb from ubuntu-14.04.4-server-amd64

I installed an Ubuntu Server Editition as a virtual machine and I am going to configure it. Is there a way to create a live usb for it? Simply by extracting its current state and use it as a base for ...
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install multiple os in pendrive using grub

I have a pendrive 16gb transcend. I want to install lubuntu and kali in it(live cd image, may be using dd). When I plug in this thumb to a pc it have to show a grub bootloader and have to able to ...
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Disks utility says SMART is not supported, is there a workaround or another way to troubleshoot?

I am using the Live USB to troubleshoot a troublesome hard drive. I want to run the self-test but as you can see in the image below that it says "SMART is not supported" and because of this I can't ...
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15.10 x64 Ubuntu Live CD crashes on MSI GX70

I am trying to install Lubuntu 15.10 64 bit in my MSI GX70 laptop which has Windows 7 preinstalled. I load the ISO onto the USB drive using UNetbootin and then boot as I used to do with my old laptop. ...
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Clone Ubuntu system to a pendrive and make it bootable?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. Can I clone the entire system with apps, settings, etc on a USB 3 pendrive, and then boot from that on other computers as a portable Ubuntu installation to ...
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How can I make a bootable USB ubuntu live disk for a Mac using Ubuntu?

I've found guides that explain how to make a bootable disk for macs using macs, but I want to use ubuntu to make this mac-bootable disk. Is there a way to do that? In other words, I have: a ...
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How to create a persistent usb?

How can I create a persistent USB from Command Line Interface on Ubuntu? Is there any USB creator tool for making an USB persistent ?
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Operating System Not Found attempting to dual boot in Legacy [duplicate]

I'm seeing tons of similar questions but never this scenario, or at least not with a solution... I have an Acer Aspire laptop, no optical drive, with Windows 10 installed. BIOS is set to Legacy boot, ...
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Fast boot with only 4gb USB drives

I am needing to install a persistent boot that has the swap partition, the persistent boot, and the casper-rw partition instead of the compressed file. What I was thinking is breaking it down like ...
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How to use Cubic to create a custom Ubuntu live CD image?

How do you install Cubic and use it to create a customized Ubuntu live CD *.iso file that can be burned to CD/DVD or copied to a bootable USB?
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Does Ubuntu LiveCD automatically create a SWAP partition?

Forgive my noob-tastic question, but I'm very confused by what I'm seeing. I was trying to recover a drive, and was always told to make a LiveCD and run that. When I ran the LiveCD from boot, I ...
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USB disconnect ubuntu 14.04 LS

This is a frequent questions, but there is no solution, I installed ubuntu 14.04 the USBs ports are disconnected, I just reboot one,two or three time then it will connect. this is the output of dmesg |...
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How to play media files with Ubuntu when booted from an USB pen drive? [closed]

I created a bootable pen drive from Ubuntu. When I boot my computer from it I can't open any of my media files such as music & videos. Please tell me how to open these files.
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Ubuntu crash from bootable usb

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.4 using a usb drive, I used that software which mounts and prepares the usb with the disk image. When I attempt to boot from my USB from BIOS, when it gets to ...
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Live usb 14.0.4 upgrade for more driver

I have problem with live USB Ubuntu - it doesn`t see my network card. My question is how can I install more drivers to the live Ubuntu on USB, and where do I configure this? My network card is ...
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Got empty isolinux folder after restarting system

My system runs on windows 8.1. In order to install Ubuntu on my system, I did the following 1. put Ubuntu on my flash drive using universal USB creator. 2. Restarted my system to enter the boot menu ...
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boot from live dvd continue using usb

I've got a bit of a weird problem. I need to get a live version of ubuntu running but the bios hangs/crashes when a bootable usb drive is present in the usb (3.0) drive. I can boot using a linux live ...
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Recovery bootable partition

How to create a partition on my hard drive containing Ubuntu/Windows ISO files so i don't have to create flash drives every time i screw something up? The point of the partition is to keep my iso ...
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How can I get permissions on files from another installation?

After a failed system upgrade my Ubuntu installation doesn't boot anymore, so I'm booting from a live USB key to recover some files I was working on. The problem is, I can't copy them because I have ...
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File recovery from live disk

Recently I haven't been able to boot into my primary drive which is an SSD, it has the windows installation on it and many important files. I've spent the last few days working on getting the data ...
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ISO converstion [duplicate]

Can any of you guys(Experts in Ubuntu) let me know how to make a ISO file for the boot able use and system installation purpose option like remastersys(We don't have Now) Regards, Chethan
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How to boot from Live-USB?

I've followed every step on: "Create a USB stick on Windows" but after it says everything is succesful, I open Wubi, which is opened in arabic. I understand some of it, and continue to choose the ...
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liveUSB doesn't detect my intel wifi device. Can't enable wifi

I've been trying to install ubuntu on my new computer, HP Envy x360 m6-w102dx but in this computer, the wifi seems to be not recognized. I've been trying to enable it but as shown in dmesg | grep iwl, ...
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Dropbox on LiveCD (Persistent)

On a 'persistent' live-USB, the dropbox installation 'forgets' email & password, and reinstalls at every reboot. (The command line client also suffers from the same problem) Does anyone know a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Live USB not working

I'm trying to use a live usb with Ubuntu 15.04 on it; something I can have with me so that I have a nice linux system wherever I go. I believe this issue stems from my current main desktop. Here is ...
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Creating an ISO from a bootable pendrive (only the used space)

I have a 128GB bootable pendrive with Windows Live on it. I wanted to create an ISO image of this pen-drive so that I can create a bootable pendrive later. This question might seem to be [Duplicate] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS problems with characters

I downloaded an Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS ISO and checked the md5sum.
I burnt it on an USB drive with Unetbootin.
After that I tried Ubuntu from Live USB and I got a problem with characters.
There are ...
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Customized Ubuntu Live USB

So I'm new to Linux in general, and have been trying for the past few days to do something which I didn't think would be too hard. Basically, I'd like to have a persistant bootable Ubuntu 14.04 (Live ...
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Need help installing 14.04 Trusty from USB drive (OLD PC)

I have a friend with an IBM ThinkPad T30, and I'm trying to help him install Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Trusty Tahr from a USB drive. He's gone into the BIOS and changed all the necessary settings, and it goes ...
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Crashing when opening settings app and missing letters

every time I try to open the settings application my ubuntu crashes (15.10 64 bits installed, 14.04 64 bits in live usb and 14.04 32 bits also in live usb). All those systems crash when I open ...
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Dell XPS 15-9550 doesn't boot 14.04 (Live USB)

I cannot boot up the default 14.04.3 image flashed into my usb drive, booting up output as here: Can anyone explained to me how to boot up using the 4.3 kernel? (seemingly possible as implied here: ...
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LiveUSB Ubuntu doesn't load graphical interface properly [solved]

I'm trying to install a distro based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My problem is that the LiveUSB system doesn't load a graphical interface: everything is missing except background image. I can press Ctrl+...
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Create a bootable USB from iso file in Linux [duplicate]

Do you want to write your favorite Linux-iso to a USB-stick? Are you confused by all the forum posts on the internet? Below is the quick and mostly fail safe way to do it.
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How do I make an Bootable Ubuntu USB?

How do I make an Bootable Ubuntu USB? Containing the the latest version of Ubuntu? For completeness, how would I be able to do this on Ubuntu, Windows, OS X or another Linux distro?
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How to create a Live DVD/USB without option to install

I have developed a custom distribution based on Ubuntu LTS 14.x intended to introduce non-technical users to using Linux on an existing computer, but do not want to risk them choosing an installation ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezes on purple screen with orange/red dots and the word “ubuntu”

I recently downloaded ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop, which is a dell inspiron 7000 laptop with 16 GB RAM & intel core 17 nvidia graphics and a uefi secured on booting system. My computer is build with ...
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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 I'...
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Live USB will only boot from UEFI

I have a 5 year old Toshiba Satellite L745. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it. It only has legacy BIOS and no UEFI. When I attempt to boot from a flash drive (I tested 2 flash drives and both worked on ...
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Can you make an Ubuntu bootable USB with a 4GB flash drive?

How big is the Ubuntu download when all is said and done? I want to make a bootable USB using a 4 gig flash drive. Would that be large enough or do I need to find a larger flash drive? If a larger one ...