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

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Cannot Boot From USB

I created an Ubuntu LiveUSB and when I reboot my computer I get no option to boot from it. I have Secure Boot disabled. There are no fastboot or quickboot options in my BIOS settings. I have Windows ...
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Live USB Stick = “Non-System Disk Error”

I have downloaded the following USB creators: LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9.1 live-usb-install-2.5.6 Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 I have tried the following ISO images: kubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running from usb stick is slow [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu for the first time, I have tried it before, but I accidentally deleted all my partition, after that I installed it on my 16Gb pen drive, but now it is so slow it takes a lot of time ...
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I'm thinking of installing ubuntu on my laptop from USB, but there is no sound

Does this mean when I install it for real that there will be no sound? How could I fix this? Also when using wine to run windows apps, are the apps slower than on windows?
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Can I copy my Ubuntu OS off my hard drive to a USB stick and boot from that stick with all my programs?

I'll be travelling and I hope to back up my laptop in case it gets stolen. I wonder if I can make my backup a bootable USB flash drive, that way I could just have my system as-is on stick and use it ...
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Making a program that makes a computer automatically boot usb

Is there any way that I can program my ubuntu bootable usb so that when I turn on a computer (PC or Mac), and the bootable usb is plugged in, it automatically boots into the usb? I am making the ...
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Kernel Error Message when installing /demo/repair

I got this error when trying to install /demo/repair disc for Ubuntu 14.10
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Can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO?

Am I constrained to run Ubuntu LIVE ISO's only on a bootable USB? All other distros aside - can I make a Bootable USB with an ISO something other than a LIVE ISO? To test this I expected I could ...
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Live USB Not Working (Black Screen before grub menu)

Ok so I have a very old XP machine I'm trying to install ubuntu on (since XP has terminated security support) Here's my issue; I have a live USB key I'm trying to use as my setup CD and it is not ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on AsRock z77 extreme 4

I'm very new to Ubuntu. I tried to boot Ubuntu from DVD and from USB (which was created with unetbootin) both in UEFI and in AHCI mode (which is AsRock's BIOS mode I think), but none of the four ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot problems

my parents have finally had enough of Windows Vista and are open to using Ubuntu! So far I am having difficulties with booting from USB and a DVD. When I boot from a USB I am at the purple Ubuntu ...
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CLOSED - OS X Yosemite - Live USB - Black screen when trying ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

First of all, I have a Macbook Pro mid 2009 with Intel Core 2 duo running OS X Yosemite (8Gb of ram, 500Gb SSD), I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and I use a 4Gb USB stick Here is what ...
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unsquashing a liveUSB, I found that the filesystem is not identical to the one loaded from liveUSB

so I have ubuntu studio 64 in a live USB and I wanted to change the way it boots. Namely, the liveUSB boots directly to a live user session bypassing lightDM. I want to change that and as I figured ...
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how can i boot to normal user on live USB

I installed ubuntustudio 64bit 14.04 on a usb stick. The aim is to use it as a normally installed session but with the added benefit of keeping all my OS in a usb and using any pc available. This ...
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How to write a Chromium OS *.img file to a USB drive?

I have downloaded a Chromium OS *.img file which I want to write to a USB drive, so that I can boot from it. Is there any tool like YUMI for windows? I tried usb-imagewriter and UNetbootin, but they ...
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Erased Windows 8.1 after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

My issue is a little bit different than anything I've found so far on the forums. I had successfully installed Ubuntu on my Windows 8.1 hp laptop using the manual partitioning method (not the "install ...
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Partitioning a usb

So what I'm trying to do is using gparted to create two partitions on my 32 GB USB stick. I want to create an Ubuntu ISO on the first partition and on the second I want to put some media files and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 PPC live DVD/USB?

I'm probably stretching things with this but would anyone know where or how to obtain a live disk image of Ubuntu 14.10 for PowerPC? I can't use the server install because the Ethernet port is busted ...
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Problem persistent LiveUSB booting

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to my SanDisk Cruzer USB 8 gb to use it as a LiveUSB. I am using a Lenovo G560 laptop with windows 7 operating system. I SUCCEEDED in making a LiveUSB out of the ...
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Problem during installation from USB: BOOT ERROR

I've been trying to install Ubuntu from a USB stick created by Universal USB installer and have changed the BIOS settings to install from USB. But during boot the system displays: BOOT ERROR _, and ...
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Live Ubuntu for old Desktop PC [duplicate]

I have an old desktop PC with following configuration... AMD Athelon 1.4 GHz 256 MB RAM 40 GB IDE HDD 8-MB shared VRAM USB 1.0 External Sony CD/DVD RW connecting through USB Which is the best ...
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No OS is good for my PC [closed]

I have tried like 10+ Linux distros going back as 12.04 but no luck. I also tried to install Windows but something is not right. On linux the following happens: Boot is really slow and hangs for ...
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Failed to mount a file system during install

About a day ago, I assembled my PC. Seeing as Windows costs a pretty penny, I've decided to install Ubuntu. I created a LiveUSB of 14.04.1 (the ISO was downloaded from the official Ubuntu site, and ...
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How to install Ubuntu image form boot able Usb on other machine?

I created iso image of my Ubuntu 12.04 with Remastersys. now I want to install this iso image on other PC. I used yumi to make my usb bootable but this iso doesn't install on other PC. is there any ...
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Does installing from a persistent liveUSB also copy tools and files downloaded by user?

I have been using ubuntu 14.10 from a persistent liveUSB on my laptop (that is running windows) for the past one week, and have installed some tools and saved some files on the USB. Now, I have a new ...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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How to remove ubuntu after booting from live USB?

I am new to Ubuntu, even to BIOS. I am having a laptop with Win 8.1 pre-installed. To test Ubuntu I did this: I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I downloaded Universal USB installer from ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Trying to make a live USB

So I have been trying to make and get working a Live USB for Ubuntu (14.10) on a Windows 8 machine with UEFI. I have downloaded the iso, run pendrivelinux's Universal USB installer, and then when I go ...
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USB ubuntu - how to retrieve saved data after reboot [duplicate]

I saved couple of important files from my windows computer to USB Ubuntu while Ubuntu was running. But on restarting the USB Ubuntu I am unable to locate those files. is it normal that it is erased? ...
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ubuntu wont boot after install

ive just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba satellite c50 b and the boot64.efi was missing in the efi boot folder . I loaded Linux live and tried to copy and paste it onto my hard disk but Im not given ...
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Creating a persistent live ubuntu usb with more than 4gb, Gparted crashing when changes are applied

I am trying to create a persistent ubuntu live usb with more than 4 gb of persistent storage (the casper rw). I am using GParted from ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is installed on my computer, and when I ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04.01 on Windows 8.1

I used Universal USB Installer to create a live boot on a USB drive, but when I try to boot from the drive, I don't get the installation menu, just a black screen to enter commands on. I disabled ...
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Live USB backup methods

I'm currently running Ubuntu as a Live USB on a PC which also has Windows installed. However, I've discovered that updating or messing around with the kernel doesn't seem to do great things with the ...
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Can't find hard drive when booting ubuntu from usb and choosing try ubuntu

I have pretty much stated the full nature of my problem in the title. My goal is to retrieve files from a hard drive that was being used in an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop computer whose motherboard fried. ...
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No Operating System Found… LiLi

I Previously installed Chromium OS on a spare laptop using an SD card. It worked fine but, then I decided I didn't want chromium anymore, so I removed the 6 or so partitions Chrome created on the ...
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Boot for USB to fix file permissions

I will start from the beginning. I was a noob and ran a really bad command in Ubuntu and now I can't do anything with sudo. I ran: sudo chmod 644 / I was instructed to boot from a liveCD or ...
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boot from usb in uefi mod

I try to boot a live ubuntu from my live-usb but when I can do it only when I'm in legacy mod. In uefi it doesn't allow that and it shows only the windows manager. I checked the bios and I can't ...
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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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Persistent live USB Ubuntu 14 not working

Used Fedora Live USB creator 3.12 to create a live USB of Ubuntu 14 (latest 64 bit build) I can successfully boot the USB on my Surface Pro 3 but I cannot get the persistence to work. It is not an ...
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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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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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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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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 ...