Tagged Questions

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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
44 views

Cannot get past Dell “setup” while installing Ubuntu on a USB

I was given a Dell Dimension e521, no operating system and a mystery 160GB Hard drive. By using a USB flash drive to install Ubuntu Studio 14.04, I cannot get past the Built-in Bios? I keep getting a ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Can I use Ubuntu to create LiveCD/DVD/USBs of other distributions? [duplicate]

Ubuntu can be used to create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu. But can it also be used to create LiveCDs, LiveDVDs or LiveUSBs of other Linux distributions? In particular, can it create these using an ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Can't use unebootin or re-install windows [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed before I install ubuntu, I downloaded ubuntu when I had windows and installed it but I removed all my data by accident and I lost my windows 7, now I'm trying to install ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

install ubuntu 14.04 on macbook without rEFIt laptop unable to boot [duplicate]

I have downloaded the and created a life usb for ubuntu 14.04. Now I know that I would normally install rEFit on the laptop however the operating system on the macbook is not currently functional. So ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

how to i make a live ubuntu on my usb with persistence that can boot both from pc and mac?

I've got a 64 Gb usb stick that i want a live ubuntu install on with persistence so i can store my files on it but... her comes the catch i need the install to work both with pc(64bit) and mac(64bit) ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
345 views

Toshiba Satellite P55-A: Cant boot from usb [duplicate]

For a few days now I have been trying to install Ubuntu (also tried Fedora, BackTrack, and Kali) onto an 8GB usb drive. The install always seems to go off without a hitch. Ive used unetbootin, ...
2
votes
0answers
518 views

14.04 live usb with more than 4gb of persistent data

...before mark this as duplicated: I already tried to perform what is suggested by this and other sites, but without success: create a usb live with startup disk creator / unetbootin make a ...
0
votes
2answers
265 views

Can't install ubuntu 14.04 with usb & md5 check sums are different

when I try to install Ubuntu with usb stick Just gets to where its about to start with the purple ubuntu loading screen then it goes back to text and gives this message BusyBox v1.21.1 (Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Ubuntu Live .bashrc not copied over to tty1, but copied for telnet session

I just built a live version of Ubuntu 14.04 using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I edited /etc/skel/.bashrc and upon power up, I'll be taken to the ...
1
vote
1answer
142 views

whats best flavor for the lenovo S10 netbook?

For creating live USB that has the least amount of compatibility issues, if any? Specs: Lenovo IdeaPad S10 4333-36U Netbook Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz 1GB DDR2 160GB HDD 10.1" WSVGA Windows XP Home
0
votes
1answer
184 views

Problems installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu from a live USB, however it gives me the following error: error installing /cdrom//pool/main/c/console-setup/console-setup-linux_1.88_all.c trying to ...
0
votes
1answer
306 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
68 views

Problem “No operational system found” when booting from usb HDD (14.04 LTS)

I have a pretty modern ultrabook (Sony Vaio Pro 13) that doesn't have an internal HDD or OS. I want to use an external HDD, connected via USB, to use as "an internal drive" with Ubuntu 12.04 installed ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

grub rescue and unknown filesystem

My hard disk ubuntu 12.04 started showing grub rescue, unknown file system... I have used 'ls' to check the partitions (hd0, hd0,5 and hd0,1)but none of the partitions is allowing me to boot from it. ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Font showing up as squares during installation

I am new to Linux, and I chose Ubuntu as my first Linux distro. I created a boot flash drive and installed it on my little netbook. It works fine, and I'm having fun playing around with it. Now I ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

LiveUSB will not Boot on Lenovo v570

I have a Lenovo v570 that I'm trying to do a clean install of trusty on and for the life of me I can't find any way to get it working. When I try to boot from the SD card it's on, it doesn't even ...
0
votes
1answer
320 views

Ubuntu 14.04 liveusb boot screen graphic errors

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install it in a separate partition with a USB drive. I have tried both Unetbootin and ...
0
votes
1answer
818 views

How to create a bootable Clonezilla usb with Tuxboot that work?

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Live USB works on win, problems on mac

Soooo, I have a live usb, ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I use it on pc's at school and on my intel mac at home with plop bootloader, using PlopKexec. I installed the live usb with unetbootin because the ubuntu ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

create bootable disk of os x mavericks with ubuntu

Is there a graphical method to create a bootable disk of mac os x 10.9 from ubuntu. I found one method : ...
0
votes
0answers
786 views

Ubuntu 14.04 install fails with Via S3 UniChrome Pro graphics

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro laptop(it's quite old yes, has about 30GB Hard Drive and I think 192mb of RAM) which currently has Windows XP installed (which I'd ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

Can I boot a Ubuntu live install ISO from a usb key on my Powerbook G4?

So, I have a Powerbook G4 17" right now and the ribbon cable connecting the ODD drive to the motherboard is dead. Somebody has torn the cable from the board and the cable is completely knackered. The ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

Updating USB boot files?

If one boots a live session, does an update to the live session and then create a usb boot drive, would it contain the updates?
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Can I install/uninstall programs on a windows drive using a Ubuntu 14.04 bootable flash drive?

Questions says most of it. I'm just wondering if I can add or remove programs on a windows hard drive using a Ubuntu 14.04 bootable flash drive. Mostly to get past windows admin privileges. Thanks
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Hard-disk is not detected

I tried the laptop (SamsungR530, corei3) of my brother, who somewhat 'broke' it: the laptop shutdowns after 30minutes or more. The fan is working, near the fan it seems a bit hot, I used after a ...
1
vote
3answers
67 views

Is “running” Ubuntu Live a reliable way to predict how my computer will act on actual install?

I'm trying to ditch Windows for Ubuntu on my Samsung netbook but first I want to know if the computer is "ready" for the transition. So, if I run Ubuntu Live on my computer, how this is a good way ...
1
vote
0answers
152 views

Operating System not found, win7 dual boot

After installing 14.04 from a liveUSB alongside windows 7 and encountering no problems for about a week, I shut down windows and rebooted only to see the "Operating system not found" message and being ...
-1
votes
2answers
50 views

Must I install Ubuntu to use it fully?

What is the difference between running Ubuntu on a Live USB and on internal hard drive?
0
votes
0answers
308 views

14.04 boot failure on installation from USB

I bought a new HP PC (details below) intending to replace W8.1 with Ubuntu. Boot failed with both 12.04 LTS and 14.04LTS. The details below are pretty much the same for both. The system gets as far ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

How to change the repository location while installing from live cd?

I am installing 14.04 from a live CD. While installing, it downloads updates from the Internet. I see it is currently downloading from http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ Is there any way I can change ...
1
vote
1answer
638 views

Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on non UEFI computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB bootable disk and I'm getting this error: ubuntu install error /casper/vmlinuz.efi read error @ 0 It's a NON UEFI bios, I'm guessing it's because ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

What will happen if I bump the USB drive Ubuntu is running from?

I am considering creating a Live Ubuntu USB drive and running Ubuntu just from it. So, what bad things would happen if I was running Ubuntu and doing stuff and my flash drive got bumped out of ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Live Ubuntu server install on USB

I just got a server with no HDD's and want to run Ubuntu server until my SSD arrives. How would I create a persistent live Ubuntu server USB without installing it from another CD/USB?
3
votes
1answer
134 views

How to edit a protected file if I have no direct access to the filesystem?

I changed the brightness of my machine by editing the /etc/rc.local file and adding this line echo 10 > /sys/class/backlight/nv_backlight/brightness before exit 0. After reboot I can see that it ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised system. How to make sure the usb isn't compromised and how to securely reinstall ubuntu

I finally made an ubuntu live usb on a compromised ubuntu desktop laptop. Startup disk creator told me the usb was 7.2 gb, instead 7.8 gb and I believe the original hack involved my flash drive. Is ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
1
vote
1answer
614 views

EFI problem on Macbook install

I'm trying to put ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac on a MacBook5,2 model but right after booting into the USB, it gives the error: Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 Any ideas? I'm replacing ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Nautilus crashes when trying to change permissions as root in live session [closed]

My Ubuntu went fubar after my laptop lost power during upgrade to 14.04. When I turn on the machine it stops at a black screen with some GRUB text that I´m unable to comprehend and get past. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

serial redirect from 12.04 server usb installer

I have downloaded 12.04.4 LTS server iso (64 bit) and used netbootin to create a bootable usb thumb drive for the purpose of installing ubuntu server on a dell r620. I have serial console connected ...
2
votes
2answers
501 views

Update live USB distro?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 (and Ubuntu 14.04) on a pair of USB disks created by writing the img files to USB using dd on Mac OS X. Unfortunately these systems both have some known bugs (that have since ...
1
vote
2answers
419 views

Try to install Ubuntu - MD5 Check Sums Different

So to start off, the reason I came to be in this predicament is because my desktop crashed. It was originally running windows 8.1, which I'm not too fond of. I didn't have the windows disk and because ...
0
votes
2answers
225 views

What type of partition table and file system is required to make a live usb?

I see a bunch of stuff on using usb-creator to make a live usb for ubuntu which is great. What I don't see is what type of partition table and file system is required on the USB itself. Does it ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 but continues to restart laptop

I've been trying to run ubuntu 14.04 off a usb on my Win 8.1 laptop. I get the dual boot OS selection screen on startup but each time I select ubuntu, the system restarts. I got the same result trying ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

Can't disable swap partition on USB persistence ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I created an ext2 partition for swap and I got it working fine. I'm new and just wanted to try it. But I don't want to blow up the USB flash, so I tried to disable it and it's not possible! I try ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

installing Ubuntu or Mint from USB

I'm trying to create a live USB to install Mint 16. My laptop can boot from USB 100% ( I have installed windows 7 from USB) The problem is, whenever I use any tool to create a live USB to install ...
2
votes
0answers
157 views

LinuxLive USB does not save settings

I am new to Linux. I have used/tried all of these utilities: "LinuxLive USB live-usb-install-2.5.2", "LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.28", "unetbootin-windows-603", "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2" to ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

Live USB creator software [duplicate]

Is there a program that can make live USBs for any distro, iso, you get the point. I can only find ones that make live USBs for other linux distributions and none for anything else.
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Boot from within windows [closed]

I'm trying to follow these instructions on using qemu to boot linux from within Windows. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso from this site, but it doesn't seem to run. I have an Intel 64-bit ...