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

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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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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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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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Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop - a LOT of problems!

i've been using Windows my whole life, and i really want to test it out on my Notebook(ASUS F205TA-BING-FD018BS, Windows 10 installed). I have tried several Options in doing so (installing over USB, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lenovo Thinkpad T520 doesn't boot from Ubuntu 15.10 Installation USB Stick

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 from my Intenso 32GB USB-stick on my Lenovo Thinkpad T520. I created a USB-Stick with the tool linked at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-...
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How can I enable the lockscreen on a livecd ubuntu test session?

I am running Ubuntu from a live session in order to see if I can reproduce this bug. Since though I'm still supposed to get stuff done, I'm trying to also do that. As a result I have to log onto ...
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How to be root on liveUSB? [closed]

As mentioned in this question, the sudo command in my live USB is not working. To fix this I need to run some commands. But every command I run says permission denied. How do I gain root access? ...
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Ubuntu setup crashing live USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my PC. When I choose "Install Ubuntu", I get the first step of installation without the text and then the setup crashes with a message saying, "Ubuntu has ...
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USB key bootable volume/partition Mac

I would like to make a 32 GB USB key (and an external HD as well) with several bootable partitions (volumes). The key has 4 x 8 GB partitions: 8.0 GB - Install OS X El Capitan 8.0 GB - Install OS X ...
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Custom installed apps and configurations won't load when I boot my live USB on other computers. Please help

I created a bootable live USB drive with Ubuntu 14.04 and a persistent file space of 2GB. I also did few customization (themes) and installed some other applications. But whenever I boot on another ...
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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 ...
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“Try Ubuntu without installing” appears on one computer, not on another

I am trying to run Ubuntu 12.04.05 via USB. It shows the option to run via USB on one of my computers, but not the other 2. How can I get it to display on these other computers? 1) On my oldest ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive using Startup Disk Creator, but I get this error message: An uncaught exception was raised: E:Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf:4: Extra junk at end of ...
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How to make a bootable USB IN Ubuntu?

How do you make a bootable USB INSIDE Ubuntu. My PC broke and I had to install Ubuntu to fix it. Now I need to make a bootable USB of Windows as I have the .iso file. So how do I make a bootable USB ...
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How to make a Bootable USB? [duplicate]

How do I make a bootable USB from Ubuntu? I've been looking online but end up confused. I see Startup Disk Creator but they way its worded it makes me think its only for making another Ubuntu USB. I'm ...
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“Kernel Panic” on booting from live usb

I am trying to install Lubuntu on this old laptop. I first tried Ubuntu but when running live from usb, it gave me an error: end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown-...
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do I need a server distro to run servers? [closed]

I'm a LAN admin and I'd like to practice mounting my own servers. I want to start with a DNS and a DHCP server I want to do it on a Live USB sitck, but there's no Live on Ubuntu Server and there's no ...
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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Startup Disk Creator error [closed]

I get this error when trying to "Erase Disk" on Startup Disk Creator. (Click image to enlarge) org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/...
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How to create liveUSB of 15.10 with kernel 4.5-rc3?

Sup, Can U link me the related resources - or better - provide a step-by-step instruction? THX for helping EDIT: So, if I give the USB some persistence storage, I can just install the kernel to it ...
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Ubuntu on usb - very slow on Asus? [duplicate]

I am a bit of a noob and trying to get ubuntu to run on an usb-stick, but it is painfully slow. If I make a live-usb with no persistence it works great. But if I add persistence it is very slow. Also ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...