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

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Booting from USB unsuccessful

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit installed, and would like to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit iso file. Then I used Startup Disk Creator to make my new 16 GB ...
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First launch from USB drive

I recently downloaded, prepared to use from USB and launched Ubuntu 13.10, but as it is for now I'm getting only problems. This is what I get when launching any of all boot options: calling ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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How to make a live USB for mac (using Ubuntu)

I want to make a live USB of Ubuntu 13.10 for an Intel Mac. I am using my Ubuntu PC to do this, I think there has to be a certain filesystem to use for the flash drive. I have looked online, but I got ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB drive on a Windows XP computer?

My computer is a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. I followed the directions to create a bootable USB using the Linux Pendrive Installer at Ubuntu.com. I have tried editing the boot ...
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Live USB on multiple disks

I currently use Ubuntu gnome 13.10 on a USB drive as a backup os, but I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer too yet, would it be possible to have a live USB (or install to usb) ...
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Formatting a USB flash drive as ext4

I'm making a custom bootable USB flash drive with a persistent partition. Formatting the partition as ext2 obviously makes the filesystem very sensitive to improper unmounting. I remember a while back ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 Live USB “an operating system not found” error

I have a Dell that is a few years old, trying to install Ubuntu on it just for something new to try. The computer currently has windows 7, which will boot and run fine, but I'd like to wipe the whole ...
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Attempted to Install ubuntu 13 from USB, instead booted Busybox 1.20.2 ash

As a sort of project, I was attempting to install Ubuntu 13 onto my 2008 vintage eMachines eMD620-5777(has an AMD Athlon 64 processor inside).Note that I am entirely new to Linux (android included). I ...
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Screen: loss of colour issue but not on liveusb

I am not sure if I will make this clear but I have an issue with my motherboard. I have a asus Sabertooth Z77 and running 2x amd HD7990 graphic cards on a watercooling loop. Unfortunately in the last ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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Is it possible to create read-only live USB stick for Ubuntu?

Is it possible to create bootable live USB stick with Ubuntu that does not allow writing anything to it, similar to live CD?
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How can I access my home folder in a live usb directly?

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04 from an 'updated' live usb. By updated I mean I had installed other softwares, removed others, run updates and upgrades, etc. To my surprise, the newly ...
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Make a bootable image of installed linux

Is there a way to create a bootable disk of the installed linux OS retaining all the settings and programs. i.e i'd wanted to restore all the settings and installed programs of my OS when i install it ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Bootable USB for MacBook, bs numerical error

been trying a few ways to create a bootable Live USB thumb drive, all ok until final step. I get this error "dd: bs: illegal numeric value" I tried adding an upper case "M" as directed, this made no ...
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Using Ubuntu live CD how to mount my old backtrack install?

I have an old install of Backtrack 5 amd64 and yesterday i tried to upgrade it. For some reason that upgrade failed and i cannot manage to get it working. So I now want to copy my data from some ...
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How to access the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 while running from a disc?

I am trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 from a disc, without installing it on the hard disk. All I can access is a command line but no graphical interface. The command line is ubuntu@ubuntu or something ...
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Cannot successfully create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive

I am trying to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive. I tried the Universal USB Installer and UNETbootin to create it but when I booted the USB stick, error loading operating system shows up. I ...
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Live USB Boot error

I have a system without a hard drive. I've used the start-up disk creator to copy the 13.04 .iso to the usb. I've used the same USB on multiple systems to install to a second USB stick. On this ...
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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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Live USB hangs on boot

Trying to re-install Ubuntu GNOME on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. I used nomodset and deleted quiet splash in the command line (otherwise it just hangs at a black screen). It starts doing something, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 boot to a purple screen soon after installation completed

After the install of Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, using a LiveUSB finished correctly, it boots to a purple screen, and that's it. What to do?
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Creating functional live USB

So I think I have done everything good. Set up so that USB has first boot priority, installed everything on my USB stick so everything would be like on disk: But I am getting this message when I ...
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Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
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Mounting the persistence partition (casper-rw) read-only

I'm trying to create a fresh ISO image for use on a USB stick. I've partitioned my USB stick into 2 partitions, one vfat and one ext4. The vfat partition has the ISO and GRUB2 installed to it, such ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Cannot even boot from 13.04 or 13.10 live USB [duplicate]

I would like to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 (or maybe 13.04), yet I cannot even boot from the live USB with the try Ubuntu option. I get to a screen than offers me to run in low graphics ...
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Lenovo y510p with HDMI monitor (RESOLVED)

When I boot from Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live from USB, then secondary monitor on HDMI works fine. After installing Ubuntu, the secondary monitor on HDMI port doesn't work. If I reboot with live Ubuntu, ...
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Problem creating boot option for USB

I have a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 13.10, but my ASUS g74 laptop doesn't have a boot option for USB. I can create one, but it asks for a path. The drive is the G drive, is it then /boot/grub? ...
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Boot from USB SYSLINUX error [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Linux from a USB created through using the Universal USB Installer. When i try to boot my laptop (HP Pavilion G6 Series) displays: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013 - 07 - 25 Copyright ...
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Mess of issues creating live USB from windows

I've been trying to create a live linux USB and have encountered a variety of the most vexing problems. Short story: I can't get the USB to boot, but the symptoms are different with every attempt. The ...
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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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installing .deb file without internet connection without software centre [duplicate]

i want to install OS uninstaller i have its .deb file and the two other dependency files(.deb) required for it but when i try to install the dependency file in the liveUSB the software center opens ...
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building my own kernel for live-usb

I m building my own kernel, which I want to install on a usb , so making it live usb. I have downloaded a kernel source named precise and compiled it. I followed the tutorial given in this following ...
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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Please help a noob out with installing Ubuntu

So I am brand new to Linux. I have an older laptop that is collecting dust and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 onto it. It's a Dell Studio 1735 running Vista 64bit that I bought back in 08. I ...
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Installing persistent Ubuntu on a local hard drive using LiveCD

I am absolutely new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I would like to spend some time to try Ubuntu before a full installation. I have read a few pages about liveCD with persistent image and I have found it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & 13.10 won't boot from USB pen

I tried with both 32bit versions, 12.04 & 13.10, but none of them will boot. I create the usb drive with pendrivelinux, i pick the destro, iso, format and go. As mentioned below, i also tried ...
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Linux Live USB's will not boot on MSI GT70-2OC [duplicate]

I recently got a new laptop for Christmas, I love it. There is one crucial error though. It runs Windows 8. I cannot stand Windows, let alone Windows 8. I want to keep Windows 8 for the simple fact ...
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live usb corrupted

need your help. i was using the LTS version via usb drive on, 5 days earlier i downloaded the latest 13.10 version and decided to install on the laptop. i've win xp installed on my system. so i tried ...
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Unable to use a live usb.

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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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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13.04 Boot from LiveCD into graphical safe mode

I can boot into the livecd without any problems, but to use my machine without it crashing I need to boot it into graphic safe mode and then use the nvidia drivers. Is it possible to boot into ...
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Unable to update, live usb

Update to 64-bit 12.04LTS fails. I remade the LiveUSB once using Startup Disk Creator, and twice using unetbootin. I then, thinking it was the USB, used a different one using unetbootin. Also a ...
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USBs Won't Boot on Mac-Workaraound?

Downloaded 12.04 with UNetbootin to my Mac-Mini to put onto a flash drive. After flash drive is fully loaded,get message saying said flash drive will not boot on a Mac. (Am running OS-X 10.7.5.) I ...
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Using bootable usb to install Ubunu 13.10: installer not finding current Ubuntu 13.04?

I have created a bootable usb stick having Ubuntu 13.10. When I boot my laptop, it boots from the usb. I proceed to install Ubuntu 13.10. Ahead, I get the below options. You see here the option of ...
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How to make automatically boot in every computer?

I am using ubuntu ( 13.10 ) on a flash-drive. I can move that flash drive all the time and can use it almost in every computer. but to do that, first I have to go to BIOS settings of the computer and ...
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Where I find the usb-creator.exe that was included in previous versions of Ubuntu?

Back about 10.10 the Live CD contained a Windows executable named usb-creator.exe (It was a Windows version of Startup Disk Creator). Is an up to date version of this file still available?