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I'm thinking of installing ubuntu on my laptop from USB, but there is no sound

Does this mean when I install it for real that there will be no sound? How could I fix this? Also when using wine to run windows apps, are the apps slower than on windows?
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Cannot Boot From USB

I created an Ubuntu LiveUSB and when I reboot my computer I get no option to boot from it. I have Secure Boot disabled. There are no fastboot or quickboot options in my BIOS settings. I have Windows ...
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Live USB Stick = “Non-System Disk Error”

I have downloaded the following USB creators: LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9.1 live-usb-install-2.5.6 Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 I have tried the following ISO images: kubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 ...
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I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running from usb stick is slow [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu for the first time, I have tried it before, but I accidentally deleted all my partition, after that I installed it on my 16Gb pen drive, but now it is so slow it takes a lot of time ...
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How do I make an Ubuntu USB flash drive installer / bootable USB?

How can I make an Ubuntu USB flash drive installer (or bootable 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 ...
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Making a program that makes a computer automatically boot usb

Is there any way that I can program my ubuntu bootable usb so that when I turn on a computer (PC or Mac), and the bootable usb is plugged in, it automatically boots into the usb? I am making the ...
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Kernel Error Message when installing /demo/repair

I got this error when trying to install /demo/repair disc for Ubuntu 14.10
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Live USB Not Working (Black Screen before grub menu)

Ok so I have a very old XP machine I'm trying to install ubuntu on (since XP has terminated security support) Here's my issue; I have a live USB key I'm trying to use as my setup CD and it is not ...
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Can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO?

Am I constrained to run Ubuntu LIVE ISO's only on a bootable USB? All other distros aside - can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO? To test this I expected I could ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS live USB boot error (gfxboot.c32:not a valid COM32R image)

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) lts. I made a bootable usb stick. But I keep receiving this error message upon booting: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 20110518 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on AsRock z77 extreme 4

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I tried to boot Ubuntu from DVD and from USB (which was created with unetbootin) both in UEFI and in AHCI mode (which is AsRock's BIOS mode I think), but none of the four ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot problems

my parents have finally had enough of Windows Vista and are open to using Ubuntu! So far I am having difficulties with booting from USB and a DVD. When I boot from a USB I am at the purple Ubuntu ...
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Why isn't persistence working on Lubuntu 12.04 Live-USB?

I have used Universal-USB-Installer ever since to install different Linux versions to USB flash drive. But now with Lubuntu 12.04 even though I do the same process by selecting persistence file, it ...
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unsquashing a liveUSB, I found that the filesystem is not identical to the one loaded from liveUSB

so I have ubuntu studio 64 in a live USB and I wanted to change the way it boots. Namely, the liveUSB boots directly to a live user session bypassing lightDM. I want to change that and as I figured ...
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how can i boot to normal user on live USB

I installed ubuntustudio 64bit 14.04 on a usb stick. The aim is to use it as a normally installed session but with the added benefit of keeping all my OS in a usb and using any pc available. This ...
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How do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB hard drive so that it will run on all systems, that can run the LiveCD and store persistent data on a regular ext4 partition rather than a casper-rw file. In every ...
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How to write a Chromium OS *.img file to a USB drive?

I have downloaded a Chromium OS *.img file which I want to write to a USB drive, so that I can boot from it. Is there any tool like YUMI for windows? I tried usb-imagewriter and UNetbootin, but they ...
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Method to create a live USB disk (with persistence) which actually works?

I've tried so many combinations - all I want is a fast Ubuntu Live USB disk with persistence that works. What I've tried so far: Using unetbootin on my Mac, choosing some "Space used to preserve ...
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Erased Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

My issue is a little bit different than anything I've found so far on the forums. I had successfully installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 hp laptop using the manual partitioning method (not the "install ...
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Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
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Partitioning a usb

So what I'm trying to do is using gparted to create two partitions on my 32 GB USB stick. I want to create an Ubuntu ISO on the first partition and on the second I want to put some media files and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 PPC live DVD/USB?

I'm probably stretching things with this but would anyone know where or how to obtain a live disk image of Ubuntu 14.10 for PowerPC? I can't use the server install because the Ethernet port is busted ...
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Problem during installation from USB: BOOT ERROR

I've been trying to install Ubuntu from a USB stick created by Universal USB installer and have changed the BIOS settings to install from USB. But during boot the system displays: BOOT ERROR _, and ...
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Getting an error on Live USB boot: “(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

There are plenty of threads on this topic, I've tried every solution mentioned there: Different version of Ubuntu (Kubuntu 13.10, Kubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.04) Using USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports ...
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Live Ubuntu for old Desktop PC [duplicate]

I have an old desktop PC with following configuration... AMD Athelon 1.4 GHz 256 MB RAM 40 GB IDE HDD 8-MB shared VRAM USB 1.0 External Sony CD/DVD RW connecting through USB Which is the best ...
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No OS is good for my PC [closed]

I have tried like 10+ Linux distros going back as 12.04 but no luck. I also tried to install Windows but something is not right. On linux the following happens: Boot is really slow and hangs for ...
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Failed to mount a file system during install

About a day ago, I assembled my PC. Seeing as Windows costs a pretty penny, I've decided to install Ubuntu. I created a LiveUSB of 14.04.1 (the ISO was downloaded from the official Ubuntu site, and ...
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How to install Ubuntu image form boot able Usb on other machine?

I created iso image of my Ubuntu 12.04 with Remastersys. now I want to install this iso image on other PC. I used yumi to make my usb bootable but this iso doesn't install on other PC. is there any ...
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Trying to make a live USB

So I have been trying to make and get working a Live USB for Ubuntu (14.10) on a Windows 8 machine with UEFI. I have downloaded the iso, run pendrivelinux's Universal USB installer, and then when I go ...
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How to format a USB drive for Startup disk?

I want to make a bootable live USB from Ubuntu 14.04. When I insert a free USB, Startup Disk Creator says Capacity: 7.5GB; Free 0.0GB. This is a free and working USB, as I can copy file on it. I ...
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Live USB backup methods

I'm currently running Ubuntu as a Live USB on a PC which also has Windows installed. However, I've discovered that updating or messing around with the kernel doesn't seem to do great things with the ...
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Does installing from a persistent liveUSB also copy tools and files downloaded by user?

I have been using ubuntu 14.10 from a persistent liveUSB on my laptop (that is running windows) for the past one week, and have installed some tools and saved some files on the USB. Now, I have a new ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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How to remove ubuntu after booting from live USB?

I am new to Ubuntu, even to BIOS. I am having a laptop with Win 8.1 pre-installed. To test Ubuntu I did this: I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I downloaded Universal USB installer from ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Ubuntu live usb freezes at startup

I am using an ASUS computer, and when I use my usb stick I see the grub bootloader. But the moment when I click "try ubuntu" the ubuntu splash logo freezes after a while at the third point (always). ...
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USB ubuntu - how to retrieve saved data after reboot [duplicate]

I saved couple of important files from my windows computer to USB Ubuntu while Ubuntu was running. But on restarting the USB Ubuntu I am unable to locate those files. is it normal that it is erased? ...
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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Creating a persistent live ubuntu usb with more than 4gb, Gparted crashing when changes are applied

I am trying to create a persistent ubuntu live usb with more than 4 gb of persistent storage (the casper rw). I am using GParted from ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is installed on my computer, and when I ...
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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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Can't find hard drive when booting ubuntu from usb and choosing try ubuntu

I have pretty much stated the full nature of my problem in the title. My goal is to retrieve files from a hard drive that was being used in an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop computer whose motherboard fried. ...
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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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Boot for USB to fix file permissions

I will start from the beginning. I was a noob and ran a really bad command in Ubuntu and now I can't do anything with sudo. I ran: sudo chmod 644 / I was instructed to boot from a liveCD or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 bootable USB shows black screen with blinking cursor only

I used this Universal USB Installer and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso (MD5 verified) http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ But all I get is black screen with cursor ...
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boot from usb in uefi mod

I try to boot a live ubuntu from my live-usb but when I can do it only when I'm in legacy mod. In uefi it doesn't allow that and it shows only the windows manager. I checked the bios and I can't ...
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“Continue button” grayed out in “installation type” screen during 13.04 installation

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto my 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, from a live-usb. One of the screens says "Installation type", with the three options "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista" or ...
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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...