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Cannot install any Linux on newly built computer. Splash screen>flash of desktop>only mouse on screen [duplicate]

hopefully this is a noobish question that can easily be solved because it has given me quite a headache. I recently upgraded my machine, before I outline my problems here are the specs. Intel(R) ...
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Is it possible to install LiveUSB persistent on NTFS or ext4?

Why liveUSB can be installed as persistent only on FAT/FAT32 where max file size is limited to 4GB? Is it possible to choose another files system somehow, for example NTFS or EXT4 for liveUSB ubuntu ...
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14.10 fails to boot from live USB on Alienware 14

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on my Alienware 14 (HD 4600/GTX 765M, i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM) and this is what appears. I'm guessing this is an issue with my GPU? How can I get this to work? I'm ...
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Save state of the live cd? [duplicate]

Ubuntu has a very nice Live CD feature on its cd. When I run a live cd session and download programs and other stuff, can I save the current state of the live system onto an usb stick or otherwise an ...
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How to debug a failing live flash drive boot?

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.10 64bit on an Odys Windesk X10. This device has an Intel Atom Bay Trail Processor and 32-bit EFI firmware. The first obstacle was to compile a 32bit bootloader and ...
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I have an HP Notebook 2000 and I can not get it to boot to the usb

I have disabled secure boot and enabled legacy. I also moved the usb up on the list of boot order on both legacy, and uefi. Still not showing up on the list when I hit esc and then f9. It doesn't show ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/Live USB problem

I have a problem when trying to boot from a live CD, and the same problem also happens with a Live USB. The problem that I have is that when I boot, the sidebar the the topbar load and look ok, they ...
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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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Instruct Ubuntu to boot to RAM from flash drive using unetbootin

I have used UNetbootin to create an installable / live bootable flash drive from Ubuntu 12.04. However that didn't preserve the normal Ubuntu boot menu which allows to me to enter advanced options. It ...
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How to meak LiveUSB(Whit Wifislax 4.9) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I want to make LiveUSB in Ubuntu but I can't, I have tried Unetbootin ( but I can't select USB device), Stick disc creator ( but I cant select .iso file, and the program show me an error), and I have ...
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How to boot from USB on Ubuntu?

For some reason, my ubuntu 14.04LTS started messing up and now the sidebar and menu bar does not show up after I log in. I am new to ubuntu so I don't know much about the code, but to fix my computer ...
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Can't access files from a live USB's “casper-rw ” due to Permission Issues

A few days ago I got some old pictures off a broken Windows computer using an Ubuntu LiveUSB. I saved the files onto the pictures section of the Live USB then, thinking I had finished, I got rid of ...
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Saved the Ubuntu installation file on a USB, now none of my computers read the USB

My pen drive is a Sony, 16GB. It is NOT USB 2.0, ie. it is black in colour not gray or blue. After downloading the ubuntu installayion files onto it, I am unable to use it both on my laptop or my PC. ...
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Problem booting live usb without cdroom

I've got latest ubuntu on liveUSB. I've recently replaced my optical drive with HDD caddy and I can't boot ubuntu anymore, it's stuck at loading screen. I tried to take out hdd caddy, but ubuntu ...
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Move a persistent USB Ubuntu to a smaller USB drive

I plan to move my persistent USB Ubuntu which is currently on a 32GB USB drive (limited to only 4GB by default) to a new 4GB USB drive. I'm thinking of using Clonezilla to do this. Is this the best ...
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back up windows 7 and my previous data of windows

I used LiveUSB to use ubuntu. Then I thought I wanted to use real ubuntu from USB because I thought the ubuntu from LiveUSB is just a test for ubuntu. So I installed ubuntu from Desktop icon on test ...
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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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Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 but i want to install windows so, i downloaded a windows iso but how to Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't start after installation / live from USB

today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my old (x64) computer. I installed it from a live USB stick (created with unetbootin, FAT). After the sucessfull installation on the hard disk I rebooted the PC. ...
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Removing “install Lubuntu” icon from persistant USB

Thanks in advance for any help. I want to give young students USB drives with persistent Lubuntu installs. When I prepare these drives, I move the desktop icon, "install Lubuntu" to the trash. I ...
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14.04 Live USB stick can't install nodejs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB stick, and I'm trying to get my Ruby on Rails dev environment setup. I'm having trouble installing nodejs. I used the method: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Running script to repair bricked Android [duplicate]

I have unfortunately bricked my device, one of those issues that most if not all of us who like to root/ROM our devices have had to deal with. I need to run a script that will fix the issue to where ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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Ubuntu/Linux tools to put Ubuntu on USB (for testing or installation)?

I want to easily create live usb installation USBs for testing purposes, for installing various distros in VM and to have at hand an installation device in case I need to reinstall my system. But ...
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Ubuntu Live: Disable Keyboard Shortcut Overlay on first boot

I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system. On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds. This is a nice feature for ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've ...
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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 ...
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How to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer that has no Linux suport for video card? (12.04)

I want to try Ubuntu on a hp pavilion g7-1246ef computer. I got it as a 64 bit system with a win7 64 bit but now it runs a 32 bit win 7 (due to canon printer driver issue). The Windows device manager ...
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Live linux USB to boot on a MAC but made on a PC? Please assist!

Good afternoon, Piggy-backing off of the only internet link from google (listed below) that i can find, i'm trying to get more info on this subject. How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on ...
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Problem with installing Ubuntu on my macbook

I am installing Ubuntu on my macbook with an USB stick. The USB stick booted and i started the installation. When it asks me to restart to complete the installation i do so. But when i start up again ...
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How can I force startup-disk-creator to install to a specific partition?

I'm trying to make the ultimate boot stick. I've already installed the Windows RE on a partition and shrunken it down to 500 MB (/dev/sdb1). Now I want an Ubuntu LiveCD. So I create a new partition ...
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ForcePAE for Linux Live on Pentium M on memory stick

I'm a Windows user with moderate skills. I've set a couple of minimal ("grandmother") users on Ubuntu when old XP installations got too tangled with age. I'm not a native Linux user and tend to run ...
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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu LiveUSB using Windows 7?

I want to create a boot USB stick to test Ubuntu to make sure it will run on an old laptop (IBM ThinkPad with no operating system and no CD capability) I was given. How can I download direct to a ...
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Turn an external hard drive into a live usb

So the computer I am working with doesn't have a hard drive nor a CD drive and I intend to boot it from a "live external hard drive" but when I try to format it using UUI (Universal USB Installer) the ...
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Take your OS away on USB stick?

I went back to Ubuntu after longer time, my Vaio is running 14.04 last 10 days and I'm really happy with it..Systemback works wonders xD I'm wondering if there is a way to run/sync your OS to USB ...
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Why doesn't my Lubuntu Live-usb drive boot up?

I have a very old [Fujitsu Siemens Amilo][1]. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a [Xubuntu][2] 32 bit. I created ...
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Why doesn't my Live-USB boot up but instead freezes up?

I have a very old Fujitsu Siemens Amilo. I installed Windows XP on it, but it gets messy and unstable after a very short period of time. I decided to use a Xubuntu 32 bit. I created the live USB ...
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Error installing applications

I've installed a Ubuntu live install with persistence mode on a USB stick using Linux Live USB creator. (Windows got corrupted while changing a .sys file, partition table was saved.) I'm not able to ...
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Dropbox on persistent liveUSB - how to make Dropbox remember my password and login?

I've made my "own light lubuntu" using uck. I've deleted all the stuff that I don't need - AbiWord, Gnumeric, even software center. I've created it using built-in software on lubuntu. I want to use it ...
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Verify Ubuntu installable USB created by usb-creator

Let's say I have an Ubuntu live USB pen drive, created using usb-creator. I want to Verify the integrity of the Ubuntu install on the pen drive (only against accidental damage, not malicious ...
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Syslinux error (1) on 8GB< drive

I have a problem when I try to install Syslinux to my USB flash drive. I have tried these three steps: Re-formatting the drives; this includes re-partitioning. Disabling all security mechanisms ...
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Install ubuntu on Live USB from a Live USB

I have a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 with things I have installed and deleted, and preferences that I've changed on it, and am wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu onto either another USB, or ...
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Recovering grub using Ubuntu Live USB

I have Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) installed on a Dell server. I wanted to use one of the earlier kernel versions and I edited /etc/default/grub for this. It seems like I made something wrong. After ...
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rEFInd recognises Boot drive as “Legacy OS”

I made a Mac-compatible usb boot drive in terminal, but in rEFInd, it says that the drive is something called "Legacy OS."Selecting it does not Boot ubuntu, it instead asks me to insert a bootable ...
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Can't install OR liveboot 14.04.1

At the moment, I'm constantly having "can't find a medium with a filesystem" thrown back at me. This is an improvement from the thousands of squashfs errors I used to get (using a differnet USB drive, ...
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Unable to mount usb

I have upgraded my laptop to ubuntu 14.04 by usb pen drive. Now i am trying to insert my samsung mobile on my laptop but a pop up showing message that it is... unable to open MTP device [USB: ...
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What makes LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSBs slow?

Even on a rather good computer, booting from a LiveCDs or LiveDVDs is really slow, especially in the beginning before the operating system has completely loaded in. What is the major bottleneck in ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Live USB: How do i save files on hard drive

So I have never used linux or ubuntu before so at the moment I am just trying it out from a USB drive. My problem is that i would like to save files on the internal hard drive of the computer but i ...