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

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Where to go from the purple screen [duplicate]

I am 100% new and have 0% experience with Ubuntu. I can safely say I don't know nor understand 90% of the things I've seen and done so far regarding this. I'm using a bootable USB stick to boot this. ...
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No boot from USB option after booting to Windows 8

I removed a hard drive with only Ubuntu on it from my laptop (a Lenovo Z710) and replaced it with a hard drive containing only Windows 8. Before booting to the Windows drive, I put the Ubuntu drive ...
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Dropbox on LiveCD (Persistent)

On a 'persistent' live-USB, the dropbox installation 'forgets' email & password, and reinstalls at every reboot. (The command line client also suffers from the same problem) Does anyone know a ...
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How to create UEFI-only bootable USB live media?

Since Valve has already been doing UEFI-only booting USB installers with their Steam OS and UNetbootin — the top voted alternative to Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator — isn't UEFI compatible and ...
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Multiple casper-rw partitions for LiveUSB persistence?

So I have a bunch of small flash drives around 4 gbs or so. 4 gbs is not enough space for me to store all my files in my persistent liveusb. So is it possible to set up multiple casper-rw partitions ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside a pre-installed version of Windows 8 with UEFI

I've heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, so I decided to try it out on my HP notebook 2000 laptop (via LiveUSB). My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, and it has a UEFI system. However, ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu - bootable USB

I had an old laptop, installed Ubuntu (don't remember version) on it with bootable usb. Nothing went wrong. However I changed the old laptop with a new one (mostly gaming reasons) and Ubuntu is simply ...
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How do I create a live USB installer from a Mac? [duplicate]

I have a new PC and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I only have a Mac to create the installation medium. How can I create a live USB for installation?
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How to automatically run a specific command on Live USB on boot?

I can mount my Live Ubuntu partition with this sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom what i'm asking is simple.How to make that command running automatically on every Live USB boot ? Thankyou
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binary white-listed? with usb [duplicate]

I was intalled ubuntu 12.04 in my Asus S7765 w8 x64 with USB, when I restar my notebook apears this "binary white-listed" after this only show the console and the commands. please help me What I make ...
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Mounting the Live-USB partition

It is possible to mount the partition where the ISO extracted (Or we can say the root partition of a Live-USB ) not as Read-only but as read/write-able partition ?
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additional drivers not showing up when syslinux.cfg is used to boot livecd straight to desktop

I have created a custom LiveCD of Ubuntu 12.04.3 32bit using UCK. I created a bootable USB using Startup Disk Creator and I am able to detect and install additional drivers without a problem when a ...
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Can't create Windows 7 install bootable USB

I'm trying to create a bootable windows 7 installation USB drive through Ubuntu. I was recommended to use PowerISO to do this, however the software isn't recognizing any of my USB flashdrives. I've ...
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12.04.3 live flash repeatedly asks for login on boot

Installed ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 to a flash drive. Booted it, mounted a harddrive and then umounted it. Changed desktop resolution, shut down. The app I used to install the image on the flash ...
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Disable ethernet and hard drive access on an Ubuntu Live CD

I'm a teacher. At our school, we're looking into the possibility of using a custom LiveCD (or USB rather) for our students during exams. We want the live CD to come pre-installed with programs such ...
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update the kernel on USB?

I boot 13.10 64-bit from a USB so I can use my work laptop for personal stuff :P Is there any way to update the kernel? I tried once to do a dist-upgrade and it made the USB unbootable (I had to ...
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What is the role of the following files during boot from live usb?

/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic.efi.signed /usr/lib/linux/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic.efi.signature /casper/vmlinuz.efi /cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed /casper/initrd.lz ...
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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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Alienware x51 Booting Issues [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu i was able to do the 1 restart after the install and i can overtime i wipe my drive and reinstall but after im meet with a purple screen (No Ubuntu logo) then it goes black and ...
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Does data save while trying Ubuntu 13.10 Booted through EFI on Macbook pro retina (late 2013)

Im trying to make safe and secure bitcoin paper wallets and the only Ubuntu live cd that will work is the 13.10 version ( Ubuntu 12.04 wont boot at all matter what on my new MacBook Retina that has ...
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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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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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It is possible to update a Live USB with persistent installed?

So i have a Live Ubuntu 14.04,installed on an USB 2.0 8 GB Flash Drive,i've created 2 partition first around 1 GB for the extracted Ubuntu ISO and the rest is a partition labeled casper-rw for ...
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Ubuntu server 13.10 ISO doesn't show install as an option

I'm booting to a live USB with the Ubuntu server 13.10 ISO. When it boots, it asks for my language, I select English, and then all I see are "Test memory", "Boot from first hard disk", and "Rescue a ...
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USB boot hangs on scanning hard disk partitions to create /etc/fstab

I'm trying to dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu on a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I shrank my windows 8 partition from ~900gb to ~600 gb (leaving ~300gb) for ubuntu. I have UEFI. I have disable SRT, ...
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“Boot Failed” when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

Hello I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 out of my flash drive and into an external hard drive. But everytime I try to boot it says "Boot Failed". Did anyone get this error before? Because I really ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 failed. Boot into command line window and cant boot with live usb.

I started an upgrade to 12.04 but stalled during install. Now, the system boots directly into command window where I must sign in. I tried creating a bootable USB (no CD drive installed) with ...
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Can't create a bootable ubuntu USB stick with ubuntu

The startup disk creator crashes! I followed the instructions carefully and I've tried many times (about 5 times). It crashes at the same part every time. When it asks for the password and says that ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer/live fails to boot from USB with exfat partition

i can't boot ubuntu LIVE/INSTALLER from usb stick with exFat Partition, anyone know how add support for exfat in a live CD/USB?
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Is this correct Ubuntu for me?

I have Intel I7 4770 processor with 4GB RAM. I am downloading Ubuntu from this link. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/questions?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=lts It is Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer/live fails to boot from DVD/USB on UEFI

I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite S50-A that came loaded with Windows 8.1. I would like to live boot Ubuntu from a USB drive, or failing that, a DVD. (I do not want to install Ubuntu on this ...
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My 8gb sandisk shows 64 mb after installing ubuntu from it

My 8gb sandisk shows only 64 mb now after installig ubuntu from it.I made start up disk of ubuntu and gave it to my friend.But when i got back my usb it shows 64mb and doesn't work on any operating ...
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Error: No such device grub rescue (error appears when booting from USB too)

I know this error appears many times on the web, and the advice is to boot from a live CD/USB and re-install the grub from the terminal. This is not a solution for me since I am getting the error when ...
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Set a password for boot from USBS

When I first booted from my USB I was asked if I wanted to require a password on login. I answered "no" but now I want to change my mind. How to I make it require a password?
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, dual booting Ubuntu Secure Remix 13.04 does not work, Live USB

If I boot from the Live USB and just select 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' it hangs on a black screen. If I go into edit options and type in 'only-ubiquity nomodeset' and remove 'quiet splash' and ...
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Firefox internet working on Live USB but not working on installed Ubuntu

Firefox works in a live USB session, but when I installed Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox was not working. I am confused what could be the reason. Is there something related to drivers or something which which ...
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Making ubuntu installation with mac terminal

I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB ...
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Booting with Ubuntu CD on Windows XP sp2 - says isn't supported

I'm trying to use a Ubuntu 12.4 cd on a Dell Latitude D600, Windows XP SP2 512KB Ram Msg says "This kernel requires the following features no present on the CPU: pae Unable to boot - please use a ...
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Live USB “Check disk for defects” returns defects

I'm trying to use a live USB to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. I made the disk with pendrivelinux (per instructions on the Ubuntu website). It all completed successfully, I checked the ...
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Is my file system dead?

Yesterday I decided to update my system from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS. I downloaded desktop ubuntu for i386 .iso and made a liveUSB(using UNetbootin). I choose Try Ubuntu without installing and there I ...
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Prompt for Setup on First Boot [duplicate]

I would like to have Ubuntu set its self up when it boots, as Windows does. There is a laptop that I am giving to a kid on Christmas with a dead Hard Drive, and I would like to prepare it for him. The ...
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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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create usb installation without requiring iso

Currently i try to create my own Ubuntu based distribution. When i use tools like Customizer i always have to create an Iso before i can test it with Qemu or copy it to USB drive. How can i skip ...
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When I Boot From Install USB The Colours Are All Messed Up, And The Resolution Is To High

When I booted into the Ubuntu USB, the colours were all very messed up compared to how it looked the last time I installed Ubuntu to a desktop PC, but the resolution was too high, and I could not see ...
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Can I run ubuntu without loading it to a harddrive?

Can I run Ubuntu from CD or a memory stick?
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Convert ISO to DMG using Toast to put Ubuntu on USB stick?

Can I use Toast to make the ISO a DMG file? Basically replacing steps 2, 3 on this guide. I'm new to this and don't know how to use terminal or anything like that. I want to be able to install and ...
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Recover files from Ubuntu live usb without booting [duplicate]

I have a persistent Ubuntu live usb flash drive that fails to boot. How can I recover data that was saved on the drive? I can still mount the drive without booting. The drive contains a file called ...
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Running Ubuntu off multiple USB sticks

I know that using USB drives to boot Linux is a slower alternative to HDD's, however, I wanted to know the feasibility of using multiple USB drives to boot. Specifically, I wish to use a single USB ...
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Cannot boot 13.10 on 2013 Mac Mini

Since the update to OS X Mavericks seems to have corrupted my grub on my Linux partition, I now would like to boot into a LiveCD and restore grub again. Sadly using the 13.10 Mac Desktop iso, I get a ...
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My laptop will not boot any distro other than ubuntu from usb

I am having issues trying to create a persistent live usb flash drive. I cannot seem to get any kind of persistence working. My first try was to create a (L/K)Ubuntu 13.04 live usb with persistence ...