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

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System not starting up

My laptop crashed earlier today and I've tried fixing it with a live usb but nothing works. I was getting the "Kernel panic not sync" error. I eventually used boot-repair while running the live usb ...
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Live version of Ubuntu Server?

I know that Ubuntu Desktop comes with a Live mode, but unfortunately that DVD boots straight to GUI (I'm on a text-only machine). I haven't seen an option to Try Ubuntu Server. Is there a live ...
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Repairing broken installation from Live USB without losing data

I recently broke my installation and I've tried in vain to repair it using apt-get and all his friends. Now I'm trying the live USB and I'm not sure how to continue. And I desperately don't want to ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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Cannot boot into the bootable USB stick on Lenovo G470 [duplicate]

I want to help my sister to move from Windows 7 to Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I boot the computer into the bootable USB stick, it just show me : ------------------------------------------------↓ ...
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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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Graphics broken after 4.2.0-27 update

I was using Ubuntu 15.10, driver nvidia 358 from graphics-drivers PPA, my discrete card is GT-650M. Some time after said update, I had some ugly poligons and horizontal lines on my notebook, and ...
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Question about making EFI bootable USB flash drives

This has puzzled me for far too long. Sometimes, a simple copy/paste of the contents of the iso is enough to make a bootable usb for the OS I try to use, while sometimes, copy paste does not work ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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Unable to prepare a bootable usb stick with 15.04 in Trusty

I cannot do bootable usb stick in Ubuntu 15.04 with "startup disk creator". After copying files it says: "system policy prevents installing the bootloader". This is odd because I was able to do this ...
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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 I use rest of the USB with persistent Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on USB flash memory. I dont want to start "from scratch" everytime I boot Ubuntu from that USB. I decided to make a persistent USB flash. My question is: Can I still use flash ...
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What file resets fstab on persistent live environments?

I'm trying to add lines to my /etc/fstab file. but the lines I add get cleared on reboot because I am using a persistent live USB stick. I don't want a lecture. I just want to know which file writes ...
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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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Migrating Ubuntu 14.04 from persistent live USB to laptop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a persistent Live 8GB USB stick. It works fine, I've installed a lot of software and set up a PostgreSQL database as well as a few git repositories. Is it possible to ...
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How to install Ubuntu off a USB?

I've tried using Startup Disk Creator, but that at first created me an invalid USB that could not boot, and later on was failing to notice the USB entirely. I tried using unetbootin, but that did not ...
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Wifi not working on live usb

I just booted up ubuntu 14.04 from a usb and am running it live but the problem is that the wifi is not working. The light on my wifi switch is not turning on but it turns on in windows.
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How to create a bootable Clonezilla USB that works?

I'm trying to create a bootable clonezilla usb with tuxboot, the application that is recommended by clonezilla site. I installed it via Ubuntu PPA and follow the instructions on the site to put files ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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Can't make bootable USB

I'm trying to create a bootable USB - I get the error message: An error () occured while executing syslinux. Your USB drive won't be bootable. I'm using the Universal USB installer 1.9.5.1 from ...
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Not able to write to pendrive

I have a 2 GB pendrive(FAT16)... I used dd command to make it bootable dd if=archlinux.iso of=/mnt/pd/ But now when I tried to rename some folders in it... it gives an error saying this is ...
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Editing ubuntu 14.04 live usb

My ubuntu 14.04 live usb cannot detect my wi-fi network and also cannot connect to ethernet.However my Tails (Tor project) live usb can detect and connect to my wi-fi network. I want to edit network ...
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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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create startup disk for windows 8.1 inside ubunto 14.01 [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on my laptop but didn't know that my windows OS would be removed (even tho it says so while doing this process!!!) <--Had to say this, sorry :/ ...Just a Drone after all... ...
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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 ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...
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Live USB Xubuntu unresponsive BUT Kali USB distro running ok, how to fix it?

update: today it turned unresponsive. I Can barely use it for more than typing text in a text editor. adjusted the title accordingly. I'm not going to be able to buy a hard drive until 10 days and I ...
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Install persistent version of USB onto a hard drive

If this has been asked before, I am sorry ahead of time. It is extremely difficult to find what I am trying to ask because there are so many threads on installing persistent installations onto pen ...
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Installing Linux on a USB

So recently I bought a nice San disk slider 32gb usb so I could install linux on it and use it were ever I go. So I created a Bootable install usb on another usb I plug it in and launch the installer ...
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Cannot boot into live session from USB on Windows 10

I'm having a bit of an issue trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on ASUS G51Jx. Whenever I change the boot order to USB first, I get a strange occurrence. My screen blinks and I see part ...
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Need help creating a persistent live usb, can any one help?

I was able to create a ext3 partition with out any problems using Gparted and now I am trying to send over a persistence.conf but it fails each time, here is what commands I am running: sudo mkdir ...
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How to create Remastersys backup over 4GB on 14.04 or newer

I've been scouring google for help on this seemingly simple task and did not find anything comparable. I decided to tackle it myself and found a very simple solution. Everyone says the limit is the ...
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Help me on my Ubuntu-based distribution

I have everything set up for making my own Ubuntu-based distribution (custom desktop environment, wallpapers, themes, software, logos). Here's what I have done so far: I got a 14.04 ISO, ...
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Missing Operation System when booting from USB-Stick

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 in a laptop and try to make a bootable USB-Stick with the ubuntu iso. But I always get the error "Missing Operating system" (or boot error). I tried with ...
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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How to create live Ubuntu CD and connect using android USB tethering.

I can boot my old notebook only from usb or cd drive. And I want to connect the internet via my android phone using usb tethering. Windows connects automatically if the phone is connected to the ...
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customized Ubuntu 14.04 - DNS doesn't work

I've made a Ubuntu 14.04 VM, customized it a bit (apps, etc), and created an .iso via REMASTERSYS. I then made a bootable USB w/ unetbootin. The DNS works on the VM and on multiple laptops in the ...
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BootMGR missing

Hi I want to boot a Ubuntu distro on my pc so I copied the files from the iso and pasted them into a Seagate backup drive (1tb). When I rebooted my pc and went into the boot menu and selected the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Weird error message and the desktop image doesn't boot through usbstick

I've downloaded the latest Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 and used Rufus to make an image to a usbstick. This has worked in the past for me. But recently i've hade to by a new motherboard and a new CPU because ...
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Removing “install Lubuntu” icon from persistant USB

Thanks in advance for any help. I want to give young students USB drives with persistent Lubuntu installs. When I prepare these drives, I move the desktop icon, "install Lubuntu" to the trash. I ...
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Livecd crashes on trying to install

I have a Windows 10 laptop (upgrade from 7) with a legacy bios. The installer recognizes Windows 10 as Windows 7. So instead of this Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 it shows Install Ubuntu ...
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startup disk creator not launching in ubuntu

After open the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator. I have clicked but its not launching the startup disk creator. In that case what should i do ? And is there any alternative apps similar to ...
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Can't boot from USB after bundled install

On a carbon X1, I attempted to install 15.10 via usb boot disk. The install progressed until it came to a solid purple screen. On reboot, I now see this Not panicing myself (pun intended), it ...
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How to check the integrity of Live USB in Ubuntu 15.10 amd 64 ( Not Xubuntu ) [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a live usb but always encounter errors in the copying files installation phase. The error message says that this I/O error are commonly due to faulty Mediumor HDD. ...
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Live USB wifi problem

I am using an HP laptop with Windows 10. I just created a 14.04 LTS live USB and booted in nicely. I was able to connect to my SKY broadband WIFI without any problems. The installation also went ahead ...
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Interactive shell script autostart on custom Xubuntu live CD/USB

I'm trying to make a live usb which runs an interactive shell script when booting. I'm using Ubuntu Customization Kit (uck), xubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and syslinux (in order uck can build final ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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How many times can I use a bootable usb flash drive to install Ubuntu

If I have 100 computers and I want to install Ubuntu Linux can I put the flash drive into the first computer install Ubuntu Linux and pop it out put it in the next computer install Ubuntu Linux and so ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu

I screwed with some bin files in MAC OSX, and can't log in. Anyways, I want a bootable ubuntu usb so I can recover my files/look at the disks. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A USB BOOTABLE IN MAC. However, I do ...