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

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Live USB distros won't stay connected to internet

After booting an Ubuntu 14.04 Live from USB I connect to the internet everything works great for a few seconds, then the internet stops working. It doesn't say it's disconnected or anything like that, ...
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Writing ubuntu img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64....
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Trying to boot from usb stick but I get to GRUB instead

I already have Ubuntu Studio 14.04 alongside Windows 7, but I'd like to try the latest version of the OS that I flashed on a USB stick. However, even if I select to boot from USB on my computer's boot ...
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Lost all the files after restart Linux14.04

How can I login the same account when start Linux, cause each time I shutdown the Linux(A liveUSB), all the documents were gone when restart again. I want to set an account when each time I start ...
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16.04LTS: Any way to install Adobe Flash on a live USB

I am currently in a bit of a pickle, for quite some time I have been running both Linux (Arch to be exact) and Windows on two separate HDD's. After my Win drive failed I decided to save up for two 1TB ...
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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 14....
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live-USB Casper Partition

I had no issues with this in 15.04 or 15.10, so I suspect this is new to 16.04. I have frequently used the Universal USB Installer to create Live USBs with a casper-rw file for persistence. Once two ...
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Solved ! Grub Installation Failed Ubuntu 16.04 fresh Installation, Unable to Boot form USB

I was trying to fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 on DELL 3521, Previously i was using 15.04. System was getting slow so i wanted to install fresh, I deleted the /, /boot, /swap and recreated. There are ...
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Are there any know errors in the Ubuntu 16.04 bootable USB sticks that we create with the disk creator?

I have just created a bootable USB stick with the new ubuntu 16.04 iso. The md5 check gives me that everything is fine with the iso I make it from, but when I check for errors on the USB pendrive. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not booting from USB

I tried to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu 16.04. When booting from the USB I only see a black screen with a blinking cursor though. Here are the different attempts I've tried: Download the Ubuntu ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using a bootable USB stick

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade my version of Ubuntu to the latest 16.04 LTS release. One way to do that is using the update-manager. Is there any other way to do it ? Like using a bootable ...
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Lenovo Tablet - Ubuntu USB Installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Yoga2 tablet and I have not been able to run the bootable USB drive with the installation files. How can I do it? It's running Windows 10. I have tried ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted to go for Ubuntu. I ...
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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart - Desperate

I can only boot into Ubuntu by first booting from my live USB and changing the boot drive in grub. I.e., not from a hard disk installation. After booting re-booting by changing disk priority in BIOS ...
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Store LiveUSB settings/apps on hard drive?

I have a 64GB LiveUSB I am using to write this message right now. I am using it because GRUB won't install on my 2TB SSHD, and my primary HDD won't boot, either. I want to make my settings/apps/...
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How can i install Ubuntu 16? [duplicate]

I am not getting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop version. When i boot by an usb drive it can find the disk image. What can I do?
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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Problem in booting my computer

While installing windows i accidentally deleted all my files and could not install windows either. Now when i am trying to restart my computer it says no boot device found. I also tried reinstall ...
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Troubles installing Ubuntu USB Live

I have been trying to solve this and I already searched for solutions, but with no luck :( I have just bought an MSI PE60. Windows 10 is installed in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in ...
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dual boot system can't boot from usb

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8.1 both installed on my PC and I want to boot from a USB just to check something, but GRUB does not give me any option to do so. The USB is bootable (I checked it with ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 15.10 from USB - Windows Dualboot [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu on several other machines but cant get it to run on my new build. I'v created a bootable USB drive using the official 15.10 iso from ubuntu using pendrive linux. Secure boot is ...
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How do you make my root system behave like a live system?

One of my friends doesn't have an hdd , so I will install linux distro on a usb stick. It will be a full install just like installing to hdd but it will install on a flash stick instead of hdd. The ...
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Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu 12....
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu Live USB, boot priority ignored

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 with the intention of dual booting Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I am now unable to boot using the Live USB. I recreated the USB using the Universal Usb ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 from USB, GRUB still there

I need to install Win 7 on a computer that previously had Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I created a bootable USB with the Windows 7 ISO on it, but I can't boot from it. From the BIOS/UEFI (not sure) I ...
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Mac boots into Ubuntu on HDD with rEFInd installed and USB selected

My Setup: Mac mini with rEFInd installed; Dual boot System: Ubuntu 15.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan; When I try to boot from an USB-Stick (live disk), which has a Linux distro on it - currently Arch ...
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Ubuntu on pendrive : proprietary drivers

Is it possible anyway to get system specific proprietary drivers on USB drive which has complete ubuntu installation, so that I can use it on different PCs/Laptops (i installed 32-bit Ubuntu 14.4.4 to ...
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Problems installing ubuntu on a lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga

I'm trying to install ubuntu gnome 16.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga. I'm interested in getting gnome 3.18 (or 3.20) for the touchscreen and wacom support. Sadly, I don't have any previous ...
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Ubuntu Persistence file on another partition not working

I have made two partitions on my USB flash drive : 1. Partition 1: fat32 (1.9 GB approx) 2. Partition 2: ntfs (hidden, type 17) (1.8 GB approx.) Partition 2 is marked as boot and grub is installed ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu 12.04 without USB flash drive

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. Now, when I turn on my notebook, it displays only _. When insert the USB drive it's ok. I tried changing BIOS settings: some booting options, but ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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Can't create a bootable ubuntu USB stick with ubuntu

The startup disk creator crashes! I followed the instructions carefully and I've tried many times (about 5 times). It crashes at the same part every time. When it asks for the password and says that ...
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GRUB not installed!

So I started installing ubuntu server on my MBR only usb through a cd. It was continuing nicely and as it started the process "Selecting and Installing Software". Soon My laptop immediately halted(...
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Blank screen when booting from USB drive

Here is what I have done: I downloaded the iso "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64" I used Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.0.0 to make a bootable USB drive. I restarted PC and changed the boot option to USB HDD....
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I deleted boot folder (grub rescue mode) + unable to boot from linux live (from usb stick)

1st problem: I have accidentally erased my boot folder. Now I'm stuck with grub in rescue mode, as I am unable to find /boot to satisfy grub. 2d problem: I tried to boot from a live distro (I tried ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 15.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and managed to install version 14 some days ago. That was already really problematic, but somehow worked. I have a GTX970 graphics card, which is not supported by the nouveau driver (...
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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 ...