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

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Possible to make new bootable USB while using a trial Ubuntu USB?

My Ubuntu system isn't working - I don't get past the splash screen and have tried boot repair (several times), fixing broken packages, recovery mode and so on, to no avail. The filesystem seemd to ...
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Booting to a black screen after system update / USB drive not recognized

Since a recent system update (about a week ago) I cannot boot Lubuntu anymore. I'm using a ten years old Eee PC. After the "Lubuntu" sign disappears, all I get is a black screen (the LEDs are working, ...
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...
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Two files fail MD5SUM checks on Ubuntu 15.10 USB disk

I created a USB stick with Ubuntu 15.10 64bit, using Universal USB Installer. If I run the MD5SUMS integrity check, I get these two errors: ./boot/grub/grub.cfg: FAILED ./boot/grub/loopback.cfg: ...
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Ubuntu Live USB won't boot, “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

I'm hoping to revive an old netbook I have laying around by installing Linux on it. I did what I gather most of us are supposed to do: I created a Xubuntu 14.10 Live USB with Unetbootin, plugged the ...
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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How to boot Linux on hard drive from live cd/usb loader

I have Ubuntu installed on my sda5 partition, however it lacks a bootloader. I know it is possible to load Grub2 from live cd, press Tab and change boot parameters to boot the system which is on hard ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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How can I make a write protected Ubuntu installation?

I would like to install ubuntu to a flash [usb] stick (a live installation would work) with a few programs added (Arduino IDE, Xilinx Vivado, and possibly a couple others). As I've read online, ...
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Multiple LiveUSB Lubuntu Errors

Recently, I've had some problems with my 4GB Lubuntu LiveUSB. It's been pretty write-heavy so I'm trying to reduce that, so let's move on with what I've done and what the problems are. Problem 1: I ...
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15.10 hangs on loading on Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2

I followed this instruction Got access to grub boot menu: Try ubuntu..., Install ubuntu..., OEM install..., Check disk... Selecting any item of menu leads to blank scren, couple of seconds blinking ...
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Install 32 bit from USB, not a COM32R, then no PAE, 64 bit doesn't work either

I hope someone can help me install a linux system of some sort please, have gotten a bit stuck. I have an old laptop (DEll Latitude D500, currently running Windows XP professional version 20012, ...
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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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Persistent Live usb vs Full install [duplicate]

I have looked at some of the other forum post and they don't answer my question. I have been using various Linux Live CDs for some time now, but I've just bought a 16Gb usb 3 stick for a Linux ...
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When does the live USB ask if I want to re-install?

Ubuntu is not booting and is hanging on the splash screen or getting a black screen. Grub seemed to operate but none of the operations in grub alone fixed the issue. So I've booted to a live USB ...
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Odd textured glitchy pattern when trying to install Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC. It has Nvidia graphics. I am also using a Live CD to install Ubuntu. Every time it gets past the Ubuntu loading screen I get this odd glitchy pattern. It even ...
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dual boot flash drive

I am getting tired of carrying around multiple flash drives for different startup options. Is there a way that I can create an AVG rescue CD and Ubuntu on a flash drive and have both of them show for ...
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How to check version of ubuntu bootable USB

I'm now on desktop Ubuntu 15.10 and I have some bootable USB drive. I'm pretty sure, that on the stick is installed another Ubuntu system, but I can't remember which version it is. Can I find it ...
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Unable to create a live pen drive in my os

I am trying to install ubuntu, on a pen drive. Although I have tried to create a live usb from unetbootin on zorin os 10 ultimate; it still will not boot instead just repeatedly counts down from 10. I ...
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Why cannot I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a 16GB pendrive so as to obtain a Live OS that stores persistent data on an ext4 partition. I followed the instructions on various tutorials and answers, recently on ...
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How to install Ubuntu 32-bit on Asus C300 chromebook

I have just purchased a chromebook, Asus C300, in hopes that I would be able to install ubuntu on it instead of chrome os. The other options I see are chrubuntu and crouton but neither really give me ...
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Use exfat disk from LiveUSB [duplicate]

I use LiveUSB to restore partition on my disk, I previous backed with 'dd' command to file on my portable disk. The disk is formatted with exfat. When I connect it to my laptop, I get error in Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed

I have this computer. I boot from a live USB and click "Try Ubuntu" and it crashes somewhat immediately with [70.82640] Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed. Looking at other questions, I have ...
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LiveUSB 15.10 never stops loading

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 and following this guide, but when I choose the "Try Ubuntu" option after rebooting, it goes into that purple "loading screen" with the little ...
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How can I avoid 'Installation Failed' error when creating a Start Up Disk?

I want to create a Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD. So I open Startup Disk Creator in the Ubuntu Dash. I go through all of the settings, and then click 'Make Startup Disk'. Almost immediately I get a window ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu 15.10 ( not even the live version)

Hi everyone ( sorry for my bad english), i own an Hp Stream 13 (2x1.6GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD) with windows 10, and yesterday i have successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10 ( using a 4gb usb stick with ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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14.04.3 Live USB not booting only on desktop

Acer Aspire XC-610 desktop computer Sandisk Cruiser USB 3.0 16GB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and created a live USB using Startup Disk. ...
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How can I create a Windows 10 boot usb from ubuntu?

I used sudo dd bs=4M if=Windows.iso of=/dev/sdc1 and set the boot flag in gparted but no install disk just the just the normal usb in the uefi and trying to boot off the normal USB did nothing. Extra ...
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Boot error on laptop

Need some help with booting from Live USB Ubuntu 14.04.3 Created a stick via Unetbootin, LinuxLiveUSB and some others have same problem Boot error Used Fat32 and NTFS, didnt really changed things
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“Continue button” grayed out in “installation type” screen during 13.04 installation

I'm installing Ubuntu 13.04 onto my 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, from a live-usb. One of the screens says "Installation type", with the three options "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista" or ...
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copy files from/to usb drive containg a running live distro

let's suppose I have one (or multiple) live distro within a usb key, When I run this live distro, I want to access to the usb key's file system (e.g. get files and copy to the usb drive or copy ...
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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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How to log in after logout in L/UBUNTU live persistent usb?

I have created a persistent live usb of Lubuntu 12.10 on a 16 GB flash pendrive with a 4GB space for persistency. It basically works like an installation, as new programs can be installed and new ...
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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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Is there a command-line alternative to usb-creator-gtk?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso using usb-creator-gtk on my ThinkPad X220. Usb-creator-gtk appears to work OK, but the resulting stick fails to boot either ...
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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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How to create UEFI-only bootable USB live media?

Having live media that can boot both ways can be a problem when installing Ubuntu onto currently available Windows 8 computers. In other words the key advantage to creating UEFI-only bootable USB ...
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Ubuntu live usb freezes at startup

I am using an ASUS computer, and when I use my usb stick I see the grub bootloader. But the moment when I click "try ubuntu" the ubuntu splash logo freezes after a while at the third point (always). ...
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isolinux folder empty every usb installer creation

I've spent the last two days exhaustively searching for an answer to this issue. It seems similar to others at first, but I assure y'all it is not quite the same. I have used unetbootin, Universal ...
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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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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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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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ACPI PCC probe failed while installing! [duplicate]

So, I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS the past few days but I always face this error, when I hit install the screen turns extremly white(x32) or extremly black(x64) then I get the ACPI ...