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

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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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Booting directly from LiveUSB on a USB Stick with Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a bootable USB stick from the 12.04 build of Ubuntu and I'm finding it is better for my laptop than the Windows Vista that came on it. However, I don't want to create a dual boot ...
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HP Envy 15 keeps restarting instead of installing Ubuntu 12.10 from usb stick

I have set the bios to boot using the usb stick and I can get to a menu that asks if I would like to try Ubuntu or install it. When I choose install, it asks me if I want to install Ubuntu inside of ...
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Live USB does not work [closed]

I've made live USB using these "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.1.9", "unetbootin-windows-581", "YUMI-0.0.8.0" & "LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.18" in "FAT32" format, but unfortunately I could not boot ...
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Is it possible to make bootable USB for Ubuntu Touch? [closed]

I own an Akoya P2212T (Intel Celeron N2920, FHD Touchscreen with USB port) and have tried booting Ubuntu Desktop and it works. Now I would like to try out Ubuntu Touch on this device. But, how do I ...
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can't access drives with persistent liveUSB

Due to Windows 7 boot error I've decided to make a liveUSB as a possible fix method. I used a 4 GB USB stick and dedicated 1 GB as persistent. On first boot everything was fine but from the second ...
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How can I make an Ubuntu recovery image on external media?

I am about to expand my Ubuntu partition, so I think I should make a backup of current one in case something goes wrong. Is there some software to make a bootable USB and recovery image?
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How to mount Intel Matrix RAID 0 on Ubuntu 13.10 live?

I'm not a heavy Ubuntu user. I have a Sony Vaio Z series laptop with two 64GB SSD disk working in RAID 0 (Intel Matrix - Intel Rapid Storage Technology) under windows 7. The quest is to mount this ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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can an iso file be erased from a liveusb?

I have decided to install ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my computer. I am wondering if the ubuntu installer ISO file can be erased from my USB after installation, and will be able to use my USB ...
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How to create more partitions od USB flash drive?

I want to ask how to create more partitions od USB flash drive? and if is it possible under ubuntu. Will I be able to boot a live distribution from created partition? which tool should I use, I was ...
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Create bootable USB drive on Mac for Windows [duplicate]

I need to create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu for a Windows machine, but I got a Mac... How can I make a bootable USB on a Mac, for a Windows machine?
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Test if operating from live session or not inside a shell script

I have a shell script that can only be run from a live session (LiveCD or Live USB) because it shrinks the root filesystem of an actual installation, which can only be done when the filesystem is not ...
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting from a thumb drive - how to reasonably safely eject the drive after boot?

I have a kubuntu 12.04 booting from a thumb drive, which works well, but I would like to be able to then pull out the thumb drive and hopefully not damage the file system so much that it will not ...
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Install applications on LiveCD/USB

I'm running Ubuntu off a USB drive and I can't install it to the hard-drive yet. Is there a way for me to install more applications on the USB drive so that everytime I boot I can use them without ...
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Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it

Yes, I was watching a WebM video. Specifically the recent LinuxActionShow "review" of Elementary OS Luna. And about 8 or 9 minutes into the video. The sound just cut out completely. And now no sound ...
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Live USB Stuck at Syslinux

Whenever I try and boot up any distro I get stuck at the syslinux line with a blinking cursor. I know this question has been asked many times before but every answer I found is from years ago, which ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 13.10 with either DVD or USB Error 8000

I am new to Ubuntu and would love to try it, but the problem is that i am not able to install using DVD or USB. My computer is old: core2duo, 2GBram, 500Gb HD,etc. When I try booting a windows OS ...
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I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB [duplicate]

I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13:10 from a USB. Before putting in the USB I changed the boot order to USB 1st then UEFI 2nd. So then it loads up a Unexbootin option menu ...
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Is it possible to have a full Ubuntu install on a flash drive? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a full Ubuntu install on my 16 GB flash drive. I currently have a persistent Edubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, but this is the install version, which has an annoying "Try Ubuntu" button, ...
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How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB

I want to make a persistent live Ubuntu/ Mint usb drive with more than 4gb of storage. I know there is an option of installing linux directly on the drive but I dont want to do this as it will ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...
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How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick?

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick? I need to know: A) the space given to persistent storage B) how much of it is free. My idea is to copy some of my ...
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Disk not choosable on Startup Disk Creator

I want to create a USB stick or CD with Ubuntu Live but when I go to Startup Disk Creator the place where you choose the disk is blank even though I have a good clean CD-R in the CD drive. Do I need ...
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Running LiveUSB vs install Ubuntu on USB drive

What is main differences between running Ubuntu on LiveUSB (created with Startup Disk Creator with persistent storage) and install Ubuntu to partitions on USB disk? I love LiveUSB but I can't put ...
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Startup Disk Creator not recognizing selected ISO in 13.10

I recently downloaded the Lubuntu 12.04 LTS ISO for Power PC (I want to install it on an old iBook G4), but when I go to select the ISO in Startup Disk Creator, it just remains blank in the Source ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Startup Disk Creator “Checksums do not match”

So I tried to create a bootable USB dirve with Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04 using a Ubuntu 14.04 iso. The first USB drive I tried already had an old boot image on it and Startup Disk Creator ...
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Ubuntu USB boot not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I put it on an USB stick because my netbook does not have an optical drive and when I put it in it boots right back to Windows. I set it to boot to USB and I do ...
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How do I lock screen on Live Ubuntu?

I'm running Live Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see the 'Lock screen' button under the top right gear button. The shortcut Ctrl + Alt + L doesn't work either.
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uninstall ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on a windows 8 hp probook 4540 series laptop alongside windows 8 instead of installing in a different partition I had already created. My problem is how to unistall the ubuntu ...
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Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug 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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Xubuntu live usb persistence - how to?

I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 from live usb. I know that in order to be able to keep files/settings/etc after restart, USB live disk should be created with some storage reserved. However since I got this ...
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How do I transfer a casper-rw file to a partition?

I am using a 16GB live USB with persistence so I can work from several computers. This was working great for me until my persistence file on the USB Flash Drive got filled. As FAT32 is limited to ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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How to fix “convert failed - internal error of file system” while creating a bootable USB stick on OSX?

I am using mac OSX 10.4.11. I am following the Ubuntu tutorial "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X". I am stuck in step 3: $ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/ubuntu.img ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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Ubuntu USB with fully installed version [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to have a fully functional USB with programms I'd like to install (e.g.Dropbox) I can only find Live USB with the option to add a persistent partition. However, there's no ...
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Failed to run a bootable USB

EDIT: I tried to reinstall syslinux from "Misc Options", and I get an error. mtools crashed using this command: mmove -D o -D O s:/ldlinux.sys s:/yumi/ldlinux.sys. This is what I've done until now: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
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problem with setting up multiboot ISO usb using syslinux

I have followed this tutorial: http://blog.jakgibb.com/2013/01/03/creating-a-multiboot-usb-stick-using-syslinux/ I want to boot linux live ISOs directly from USB drive using syslinux instead of ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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live usb wont work with windows 8

Everytime I try starting the computer with the flash drive in, It just flashes the Lenovo logo as it would normally do, but except it does not stop. it looks as if it is in an infinet loop. As soon i ...
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Can I upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 on a Live USB with persistent partition? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live USB hard drive with casper-rw partition and thinking of upgrading it to 14.04. I know that I cannot (and should not) upgrade the kernel (I set apt to lock ...
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How do I reformat HDD to NTFS with Ubuntu on a bootable USB

So I need to install Windows on my Hard Drive and I'm trying to use Ubuntu to reformat the HDD to NTFS. These are the steps I will take: Create a bootable USB with Ubuntu Boot from USB ??? Remove ...
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How to properly burn and install Ubuntu 13.10 from USB-stick or DVD?

A few months ago, I've downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 .iso file and made an usb flashdrive of it. It did not work, the boot seemed to start (that purple screen shows up) but not the screen asking about ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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Try Ubuntu 13.10 from usb not showing all drives

I'm booting from a USB drive and selected the option Try Ubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10). Once it starts, it is showing only 2 partitions, the one where windows is installed and the other as unlabeled (this ...