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 do I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB hard drive so that it will run on all systems, that can run the LiveCD and store persistent data on a regular ext4 partition rather than a casper-rw file. In every ...
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How to make an already live Ubuntu pen-drive, a persistent one?

I have created a USB flash drive with the latest Ubuntu version, but it is not persistent. How can I make it persistent without repeating the whole process?
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“Not downloading file in useable form” error when trying to make a Live USB stick on a Mac

I have downloaded ubuntu onto my Mac but when I click on the file I get message that The Following Disk images couldn't be opened.. Image ubuntu-14.04 reason no mountable file systems. What do I ...
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Resolution after installation is lost [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu into a computer with a Nvidia 7100 graphics. The LiveUSB has a perfect resolution and a perfect response by default. But after the installation, the desktop has a ...
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HP Pavilion Built for Windows Vista hung up

I was trying to put Ubuntu 14.04 onto an HP Pavilion a6320n desktop made to run Windows Vista. Curiously enough, when I tried to boot to the USB, I could get to the point to where it was installing, ...
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error processing package initramfs-tools No space left on device

I have a persistent copy of Ubuntu (made with pendrivelinux) on a 4GB pendrive. I'm trying to install ENG language support (after accidentally deleting it) but I get an error that says: error ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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Creating a Live USB with minimal files at root?

I want to have an EDC flash drive with the option to boot Ubuntu from it, but the default set up makes for a really messy root directory with all of the important files. Any possible way I can reduce ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 with live USB [duplicate]

Is it possible to upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 with live USB?
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Why is my persistence file not increasing ?

I have an NTFS formatted drive with Ubuntu 14.04 on it and I'm trying to increase my persistence file, but no matter what, it won't increase. I've tried this with previous versions of Ubuntu as well, ...
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Ubuntu not saving files and settings when running from flash drive

How can I make Ubuntu run completely off of a flash drive? I have downloaded Ubuntu onto a 4gb flash drive but no changes I make are saved between sessions. I want to be able to run and save ...
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Can't install boot-repair on live-USB [duplicate]

Had boot problems so decided to try installing boot repair, now even that and I'm getting and error when downloading it, can somebody help? http://pastebin.com/rKxnvEme edit:- thanks, i was able to ...
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Remove the first window when starting from usb

I burn Ubuntu in a pen-drive. But each time I start with Ubuntu I need to change the configuration and select the option that I want to try Ubuntu not install removing my laptop operative system. ...
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Putting A Full Installation of Lubuntu on a USB Drive

I am trying to install a full Lubuntu installation on a USB drive. I've tried a number of different methods, but they all seem to fail in some way or another. First of all, I don't have a native ...
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Unable to write usb loader to stick

Make Startup Disk fails with many line of problems with 'phyton' in it 2 dif programs react the same, ie not ready to write to usb It appear like 'phyton' code is responsible like fails to refresh ...
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How to recover windows laptop hard drive using ubuntu live stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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Change default username in LiveCD

I've created a custom Ubuntu image for myself using UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). My question is: when I boot the image as a LiveCD or LiveUSB, it automatically creates and logs you in to the user ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Can you bypass filesystem permissions?

I was using Fedora 18 until this morning when I accidently wiped some system files while make a live USB, I cannot load Fedora or get into the system. Now I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live USB. I ...
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ssh server does not start on lubuntu live image

I installed the lubuntu 13.10 32bit iso image with usb-creator-gtk on a USB stick and assigned 2GB of persistent storage to it. That's for a thin client, which does not have any storage of itself at ...
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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 ...