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

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Making a Ubuntu Live USB?

Using the program Universal USB Installer, is it possible to make a Ubuntu Live USB so I can boot the USB, Use Ubuntu until I get bored, shut down my computer, remove the the Live USB and then just ...
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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 do I fix a black screen when boot from USB?

I recently destroyed Windows when trying to restore it to default settings. I thought I should give Ubuntu a shot because I'm not going to buy a whole new version of Windows. I installed Ubuntu 15 on ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 minimal installation issues

Followed the instructions to create a bootable, external USB drive using Unetbootin and the mini.iso. Then referred the steps in another blog for a command-line installation. Halfway through the ...
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Error at launching

I've bought a new macbook pro and when trying to install Ubuntu (via USB) this message shows when I (try to) boot Ubuntu: [ 4.73788] i8042: No controller found [ 4.816309] ACPI PCC ...
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Problems with casper-rw in expanding persistent file on live USB

I'm trying to create a Linux live USB key with an ext4 partition for my persistent file (casper-rw). I have a USB with a fat32 partition which houses Ubuntu, and a large ext4 partition for my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live usb won't boot, seems incompatible with nouveau

So it's seems to be a fairly common problem that ubuntu live usbs won't run because they lack the necessary nvidia drivers. I have a geforce gtx 960 and when I try to run the live usb I see a lot of ...
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How to make a bootable USB core minimal live desktop?

This question probably gets asked 10 million times a day, yet I can't find an answer (not even the right question to it) on this site. I'm trying to create a bootable USB with ubuntu, yet I don't ...
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Boot ubuntu from Pendrive

First I have used Universal Usb installer with Ubuntu 64bit and created a live Usb stick. Then I have booted in Live Ubuntu and successfully installed Ubuntu on a partition of the usb drive. The ...
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How to make external hard drive with Ubuntu bootable

I've installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba 500GB external HDD from liveCD. There's there, because I can see from my software on Win7 that there is 10GB used on the disk, so it is Ubuntu I guess. Now I'm ...
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How can i check disk for defects without boot USB?

From menu boot will give you options .One of the options are check disk for defects. How can i check disk for defects without boot USB. Are there another ways to do it via Terminal or Software. If ...
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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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system keeps freezing while installing gnome

I bought a pc 1 day ago and it was booted with freedos. I tried now for hours to install Gnome but when the loading screen appears it just freezes after some seconds. I tried so many things but ...
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Make live USB persistable [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu on a live USB temporarily, but i have realized that my changes doesn't persist after I restart my computer(i.e I don't want to reinstall programs each time I start again). Is ...
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Installing ubuntu server on USB - confused about disk partitioning - need help

I am a Linux newbie with a computer with Windows 7, an 80-GB SSD "C" drive with my OS and program files on it, and a 1-TB "D" drive with my Windows 7 data. I am trying to install ...
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Deactivate an Ubuntu LiveUSB, make it unbootable without reformatting

In a previous life I used a certain USB drive to install Ubuntu on a server. After installing I deleted all the files and started using it for storing copies of backups. Some time later I rebooted ...
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Best tool to Install Linux onto USB using Windows? [closed]

What is the best tool to use to create a live USB with persistant data? I have tried Universal USB Installer one but within half an hour of using booting into it if I restart something happens either ...
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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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“Boot Error” on live-usb flash drive with 15.10

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 32bits on a Samsung NP-N150-JP05FR, with a live usb created with usb-creator-gtk (from ubuntu 15.10, as superuser) on a FAT32 usb flash drive and get this error : ...
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ubuntu install not working - hanging because trying to mount installation usb

So I did something really stupid and because of that I need to reinstall ubuntu. So I downloaded the iso, used this command to put it on the usb: dd if=ubuntu-iso.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=16M which I ...
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Is there an Ubuntu version that would fit on a 1GB USB stick?

I have a 1 GB USB stick I'd like to use to run Ubuntu with... The total space is 961 MB - and all releases of Ubuntu/Kubuntu 15.10 and lower are 1.1 GB to 1.2 GB. Any ideas how can I fit a release ...
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Live USB for Ubuntu 15.10 keeps freezing

Just as the title says, anytime I attempt to run the live USB for Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer, the OS will boot fine, but most of the time, the desktop will freeze permanently, usually after ...
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Where to save files and install software in a full install usb

I have a full install Ubuntu 14.04 on my pen drive. As far as I know,it's supposed to be a full install because I did it using a live dvd and moreover,there is no option to install from the usb pen ...
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How to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone?

I would like to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone. Problem is: I am not able to access Clonezilla as after loading on BIOS mode It display the following errors: "i8042:No controller ...
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How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox?

The question is simple and straight forward: How to boot from an USB drive in VirtualBox? EDIT: I have attached usb to VirtualBox as shown in the screenshot. But it is not possible to boot from ...
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Does Ubuntu in live mode behaves different from HDD installed variant? [closed]

Can it somehow affect on behavior of system, software ? If yes then, for what purposes is better to avoid live-usb usage ? May be there are some restrictions in live-usb mode (lack of permissions) ? ...
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will running ubuntu from a live usb key affect my windows 10 installation in any way? [duplicate]

I have made a live installation of ubuntu to a usb key using the provided usb universal installer and selected an amount of persistant hard drive space on the key. What I want to know is, will booting ...
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Is Windows 10 a problem when installing Ubuntu?

I am trying to install Ubuntu (14.04 or 15.10), and I also tried installing Linux Mint. All failed because of an error early in the installation. I followed some guides and advice from the Ubuntu ...
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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt, what is the next step in debugging?

I am trying to boot a Ubuntu 14.04 live system on a machine that is currently unable to boot from its harddisk due to the installed OS having gotten corrupted somehow. I used this command to write ...
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Live USB not booting Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I have searched this site and google for my problem but I can't find anything that relates close enough to help me solve it. I had ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 on a 32gb usb drive for a while and it worked ...
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USB Live System without option to install

looking for a USB Linux Live System where the used computer is completely unaffected. In particular there should not be an installation option or automount of the hard drive. Background: Create a ...
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PC Not Booting from USB

I am trying to boot Ubuntu via USB on my home desktop but it hangs. When connected to USB 3.0 it hangs at the purple screen and when connected to 2.0 it hangs at the following message: [ 31.942394] ...
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Invalid path creating bootable pendrive for 15.10

I have created a bootable pendrive for Ubuntu 15.10 in 14.10 using Startup Disk Creator. When I try to boot from it in 2 different machine I get a message saying there's a missing "PATH" parameter ...
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Ubuntu, persistence and casper loop file

I have made a bootable linux USB key with Lili Usb Creator using Ubuntu Voyager 14.04 i386 iso. No problem with this program. MyLiveLinux work very speedly, no error, no driver problem on all my ...
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ubuntu ask me to install everytime

I installed ubuntu on my usb stick using universal usb installer and changed the bios settings to read OS first from usb. So it worked but when I power my PC it ask me if I want to insatll ubuntu or ...
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computer not recognize my ubuntu on usb stick

Im experiencing weird situation and will be glad if any1 can help me out here Im using lili to install linux live usb. I downloaded ubuntu from the official site and used lili to install it on usb and ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 won't boot from live USB on my Samsung rf-511 laptop

I want to try Kubuntu 15.10 and that is why I have created a live USB of the kubuntu 15.10 iso through UNetBootin. I have used the same pen drive to install my present OS (Lubuntu 15.10) and had live ...
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LiveUSB crashes after adding persistent in grub

I have created a Live USB on a 2.0 stick following instructions on setting up partitions so to add persistence. IF I remove "persistent" from USB's boot/grub/grub.cfg, the LiveUSB does boot up fine. ...
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How to install bootloader on usb-stick after failure?

When you write iso to usb-stick in the end it asks you password in order to install bootloader. But if you enter wrong password (it seems 2 times) or leave computer for some time then writing process ...
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Ubuntu (14.04 & 15.10) doesn't boot from USB on a new HP Envy with Win 10

I am having a problem with running Ubuntu (tried 14.04.3 LTS and 15.10) from a USB flash drive on a new laptop (HP Envy 17", Intel i7 6700HQ, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M). Windows 10 ...
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14/15.10 live or install “Not enough memory to load specified image”

Inquiry is simple: I've made a bootable USB 2.0GB for Ubuntu and it live boots on my desktop (15) and laptop (14) but not in my older desktop in the living room. I can't live run it or even launch ...
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Trying on a stick before I install; can't find wireless

I've successfully booted into ubuntu, but I can't connect wirelessly. This is a new HP 550-135wb desktop with onboard wireless b/g/n and lan. HP Pavilion 550-153wb The ubuntu gui only shows wired ...
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No “efi” option during manual disk partitions

I was trying to install kubuntu 15.10 with the official image(downloaded from kubuntu.org) from live-usb, created with usb-creator-kde. The notebook had already installed windows 8 in uefi mode. I ...
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Why can't I install additional software like flash in persistence mode on a bootable USB stick but in livemode it works?

I used USB live Creator software to make a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04. In livemode i can install everything i want but it gets of course deleted, but in persistence mode, it wont install ...
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Bootable USB of Ubuntu Minimal CD

I want to burn Ubuntu Minimal CD ISO to an old, 1 GB USB thumbdrive. Regular ISO doesn't fit. I already tried Startup Disk Creator and Unetbootin but both failed. I tried installing GRUB and pointing ...
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Im having troubles making a boot drive

I'm wanting to dual-boot with arch. I type dd if=home/user/2f872866ca6b57c77dfd5ba6635b835cab67f2f9/Downloads/archlinux-2015.10.01-dual.iso of=/media/removable/UNTITLED oflag=direct bs=1048576 it ...
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Win USB for Ubuntu 15.10

There is no working Win USB software for Ubuntu 15.10 to create a bootable windows USB stick. There is another software to use for this purpose (or even a newer version of the Win USB)?
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installation freezes in kubuntu 15.10 on aspire laptop

I am trying to install kubuntu 15.10 (from an USB stick) on an Acer Aspire R3-471T laptop with win10. Problem is: I get to the install screen where I can put in the name of the system as well as ...
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Is Ubuntu 15.10 missing some files?

I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop from here and when I mounted the .ISO file I have folders and files like bellow: then I compare to Ubuntu 15.04 ISO file which was mounted: I tried to re-download Ubuntu ...
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How to stop surface pro from booting off wrong drive?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my surface and I see that ubuntu is already there after I install it. however, it won't boot without the usb inserted. I've tried reinstalling it and doing some re ...