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

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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB on Zotac Zbox HD

I successfully made bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04. I've already tried it on couple of computers, and it works perfectly. Because I want to boot Ubuntu on these PCs just time from the time, I don't ...
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Save “apt-get” apps onto a USB

I'm running Ubuntu live off a USB, I do not want to install it though. On the same USB I have a second partition to save files on. How would I save 'apt-get install *' and Software Store apps onto my ...
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How to create a Live USB key for a SUSE distro on Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu on a daily basis and want to try Suse on my second laptop. Neither Startup Disk Creator (both versions on the Ubuntu Universe) nor unetbootin allow me to use anything different than ...
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External-hdd installation through live-usb

Install 14.04 through live usb to external-hdd on ASUS 105E-DS02, currently running 12.04 with broken wifi. The 8GB live usb and 3 dvds from PRIZX will provide the software. Have read through many ...
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Are desktop files stored in hard drive? [closed]

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and I do not know much about this OS. The problem I am having is getting access to files on the desktop without booting the OS, I am currently running a 14.04_live according to ...
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LiveUSB AND LiveCD not letting me install 14.04

Once the purple screen with the keyboard and person appear, I press enter and get taken to a language screen. Once there, I select English, press F6, and then set nomodeset so that it has an ''x' next ...
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Ubuntu to W8 Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I made a liveUSB on ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to boot Windows 8 from a flash drive and I get this message. I see the conversion for the linux. Is there one for the windows?
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading the Ubuntu 14.04, I need run/install it from a bootable Flash drive. I have a bootable pendrive, with grub4dos, and I was looking for someone who had posted the command to run / ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from flash drive, pixelated screen

I am booting live booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. At the setup screen (this is the first boot), the screen is very pixelated rendering the software unusable. I am unable to get past the setup ...
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Want to replace Ubuntu 12.04 with 14.04 without using internet

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Dell Vostro laptop. Is there a way to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.o4 using the same disk space which is used by 12.04 currently. My Ubuntu 12.04 DOES NOT connect to ...
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Cannot boot into the bootable USB stick on Lenovo G470

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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Problem With Unetbootin (Or, Perhaps, Me)

As I mentioned before, I'm having a lot of stability issues on Lubuntu 13, so I'm trying to upgrade to the alternate install of Lubuntu 14.04, as my computer has about 500MB RAM. I went to ...
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Live usb won't connect to a network created by other ubuntu laptop

I have a laptop running 12.04 and I created a network using the wifi-direct feature. I can connect other laptops to it, cellphones, toasters, washermachines, just about everything. Except a another ...
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my libre office is not saving any documents

my libre office is not saving any document. Whenever I tried it's suggesting to force quit the file. what should I do? Thanks bandhan
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu (tried with 3 different USB Flash drive)

USB sticks- Generic 4GB, 2.0 ADATA Pro, 3.0 Sandisk Extreme, 3.0 Img files: 2 x ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 (redownloaded twice, in case of corruption) 1 x ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 -- current ...
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Can you use the same bootable USB for multiple installations

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on two laptops, but is it safe to use the same bootable USB for both, or should I burn the iso again? My worry is if it saves configuration files or removes some files ...
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Can't boot from Xubuntu USB stick

I want to install Xubuntu from my FAT32 Memorex 2GB 0058 TravelDrive. I currently have a Windows 8 64-bit system and I've already made the Xubuntu live USB using UNetbootin. I went to my BIOS and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS accessing public WiFi

I have my wired and home wireless networks set-up already but was wondering how to access public WiFi access? Do i need to do something w/ the Proxy configuration? heres my wireless script ...
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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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Make bootable image from non-bootable to use with qemu

I hope the question is not duplicate, I didn't find anything helpful by myself. (And sorry for my english) I have a new Raspberry Pi, and I need to install on it an os with some softwares. I ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Problems Changing Plymouth Boot Screens for Live USB

I am trying to create a very simple tool on a USB stick. I have created a Ubuntu live CD that boots up does a sudo fsck -y /dev/sda1 and then does a sudo shutdown -h now to perform a simple disk ...
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USB bootable for ubuntu 14.04 lts [duplicate]

I have Sony USB and I tried with it but doesn't take boot or welcome screen of ubuntu pc normally started.
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How to save changes made in a live session to Hard Disk?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I am running live image as making an entry in grub as per the tutorial: http://www.tecmint.com/run-linux-live-images-from-hard-disk-in-linux. So is there any way to make the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Periodical System Image Backup

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 32GB mSATA drive with a mechanical drive dedicated to Windows and a data partition. I've spent a lot of time setting up my install with things like Android Studio, ...
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steps to create DD image file from usb and restore image to a DIFFERENT usb

I have successfully (file created, ubuntu does NOT issue any error messages) created an image from an entire persistent ubuntu live usb.(sdc1) - the file ubuntu1.img is 4.3gb so it is reasonable to ...
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PC does not boot from Ubuntu live USB

My PC does not boot from the Ubuntu live USB that I made to install Ubuntu. What it can be? I tried installing Ubuntu on a virtual machine with the same iso and I had no problems, but when I restart ...
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Can't get persistent filesystem with Live USB

I have been trying to create a Ubuntu LiveUSB drive with a persistent filesystem, as I will need to use this same operating system with the same softwares and configurations in different machines. I ...
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Live usb does not work!

Unfortunately, I am not able to setup up Ubuntu on my system as I am having trouble creating a functional live usb. I have downloaded the installer and the iso from the Ubuntu download page and have ...
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Usb install, shows cursor only after choosing language in install

After choosing a language, the window that shows the progress of installation disappears leaving only the cursor.
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Explaination of my “efibootmgr -v” output

I am trying to ascertain where the EFI boot records are located on my Lenovo U41o by using the command sudo efibootmgr -v. Can someone explain it to me? $ sudo efibootmgr -v BootCurrent: 0008 ...
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How to format a USB drive for Startup disk?

I want to make a bootable live USB from Ubuntu 14.04. When I insert a free USB, Startup Disk Creator says Capacity: 7.5GB; Free 0.0GB. This is a free and working USB, as I can copy file on it. I ...
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Netbook won't boot to Lubuntu GUI after using Live USB creator programs & setting aside 1GB for persistence

Have downloaded and installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, recently (without persistence) & it works fine, aside from not saving settings. When I try to download & install the same, with a 1MB set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed LiveUSB boot on Lenovo G580 [duplicate]

So.. hello, everyone. I have a Lenovo G580 laptop, with 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i3, 2.5GHz and pre-installed Windows 8, which I updated to Windows 8.1 . I was like "wow, it's be so nice to have Ubuntu ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...