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 up error [duplicate]

I made a bootable usb drive with Ubuntu but when I boot up it says this: (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system How do I fix this?
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How to create a persistent usb?

How can I create a persistent USB from Command Line Interface on Ubuntu? Is there any USB creator tool for making an USB persistent ?
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Unable to prepare a bootable usb stick with 15.04 in Trusty

I cannot do bootable usb stick in Ubuntu 15.04 with "startup disk creator". After copying files it says: "system policy prevents installing the bootloader". This is odd because I was able to do this ...
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Question about making EFI bootable USB flash drives

This has puzzled me for far too long. Sometimes, a simple copy/paste of the contents of the iso is enough to make a bootable usb for the OS I try to use, while sometimes, copy paste does not work ...
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A portable/ work anywhere ubutnu live drive with complete install

I am looking to make a portable Linux drive. However, I would like to make a FULL installation of Ubuntu on A external HDD That allows me to use the device almost anywhere I take it. The drive is A ...
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How should I copy the contents and the mbr of a USB to a directory for later USB generation

I asked similar question here,to avoid confusion I am asking separate question now. Can I copy files in live usb and the mbr to some directory to later make a live USB?
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Code::Blocks on LiveUSB

My problem is that on my workstation there is no internet so I cannot download code::blocks directly onto computer(I do not have root accessw as well).I decided to prepare Ubuntu on my USB and install ...
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How to upgrade current LiveUSB image when booting from it

I was thinking about this after asking this question Can I make a LiveUSB from a LiveUSB?, and when @ByteCommander finally suggested it as a more interesting question I decided to ask. Is it possible ...
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How to create an bootable .iso file from Ubuntu Live USB?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Live USB (32 GB). Is it possible to create a bootable .iso file from the Live USB ? how can I create a bootable ISO?
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booting from a USB in a non-responsive ubuntu

currently I'm running 15.04 but there's no GUI and everything I'm doing is just making things worse. i don't have a CD where I can burn a fresh version, so I'm using my USB stick. I already have the ...
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Is that possible to transfer already installed Ubuntu to a bootable USB stick?

I would love to transfer my modified and configured Ubuntu installation to a bootable pendrive so I could use it later anywhere. I hope that it's achievable and there's already been made some ...
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Kernel panic - can't install Ubuntu on old Windows xp desktop

I have an old desktop running Windows xp. Several years ago I installed Ubuntu on it using wubi. It ran really well but I uninstalled it for some reason. The computer's been sitting in the basement. I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on the same USB stick as the installer is on?

Yes I know how to install Ubuntu LiveCD on a USB stick, but what I want to know how to do is how to install full Ubuntu on the same USB stick that the LiveCD is booted from. So, install Ubuntu LiveCD ...
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Ubuntu Web kiosk booted from a usb or cd/dvd

Is there a way to make a bootable usb/cd/dvd with ubuntu that works as a web kiosk? So that it boots into a fullscreen browser? I only want to change the homepage and splash screen.
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Hide live boot partition on USB-HDD

I installed a "live" Ubuntu 14.10 on my external harddrive. I don't want it to be seen by other operating systems all the people get confused by the 2 partitions. Is this possible?
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Can't boot LiveUSB Ubuntu

I can't install LiveUSB Ubuntu. Once it load, it stay freezed or black and then it reboots. I couldn't find any solution. My laptop: Toshiba, Satellite L745D, AMD 64bits A6-3420 APU 8Gb
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What partitions should show up in Gparted from a live USB?

When I try to dual-boot ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 and creating partitions for ubuntu, I see pages of partitions I have no awareness of. On top of that, I can't see my C drive or any other ...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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Broadcom wireless device BCM4360 with wireless adapter number 14e4:43a0

You know BCM43xx drivers are headache. I could not find any access point when I first installed ubuntu. I have tried to install the driver with code below: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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must the Flash drive be FAT to be bootable?

I used Startup Disk Creator to put an Ubuntu ISO file on a Flash drive FAT formatted. That booted. I was not able to boot when I used unetbootin (Universal Net Boot Installer) to put the same Ubuntu ...
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Can I make a LiveUSB from a LiveUSB?

I often upgrade to a new release of Ubuntu, think I could have got some malware and then have to use my LiveUSB to install a fresh install, however the LiveUSB is using an old version, so I was ...
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“The selected boot device failed” when attempting to boot a Live USB on my device

Today I received my new convertible device, a HP Pavilion x2 10-n015n, which came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 32bit. As I'd like to - at least testwise - install Ubuntu GNOME on it, I created a ...
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Blank/Black Screen After Auto-Install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

I have created a LiveUSB of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS using LiLi and have changed the boot order in my BIOS to boot from USB first. Once that LiveUSB was created, I booted into and did an auto-install. ...
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kali linux 1.1.0 USB Boot [closed]

I'm trying to make an USB with Kali linux, but have got a lot of problems with version 2.0, so maybe is a version bug and i want to try with the first release, but every link i found is dead or didn't ...
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How to run .bin files with a newly USB booted Ubuntu desktop with no programs that can read .bin files?

I have literally finished building a computer maybe two hours ago for the first time, and to gain internet access I need to first read a .bin file that is needed to remove the restriction from freely ...
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Booting a Live USB ISO as an Alternate OS

I recently fixed a virus-laden Windows laptop for a teenage niece, but I am sure she will gum it up again. Unfortunately, she isn't ready to make the plunge to Ubuntu, but I thought an accessible live ...
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Unable to try /install any linux distribution

Product Name: HP Envy X360 u110dx Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) when i tried to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as live from bootable USB.it shows options like try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu ...
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Booting Lubuntu from External Hard Drive on Acer C720 Chromebook [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Lubuntu from an External Hard Drive using SeaBIOS on an Acer C720 Chromebook. I am in developer mode, and have done the following commands: sudo crossytem dev_boot_usb=1 sudo ...
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Ubuntu does not boot - not even from live cd

I have Ubuntu installed on my second partition. I wanted to copy a folder and I got told ls is an unknown command. So I tried to restart but it doesn't boot anymore. Just a console login appears but ...
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What's the best way to write an Ubuntu ISO image on a USB stick? [closed]

This is the third time I've tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 64-bit on the same laptop, and each time it caused different problems! Each time I wrote the same iso image to a USB flash drive by ...
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Bootable usb Secure boot error on an Acer aspire e1 win10

I've got a windows 10 machine and have been trying for a while using different software to get the bootable usb to work (couldn't make it work with a few distros I tried) I downloaded the iso, used ...
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Live USB and RAM

I have wrote an Ubuntu ISO image to an USB pen-drive. I think Ubuntu is loaded in RAM, and nothing is wrote on my USB. I need to be 100% sure that nothing is wrote onto the USB pen-drive. I am asking ...
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Unable to install from live USB

I am new to Ubuntu. I tried making a bootable USB to install Ubuntu 15.04 or 14.04 on my old laptop. I used Rufus or Linux Live USB Creator. However, whenever I try to load it up on my laptop, it ...
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Gentoo Live dvd installation using Ubuntu?

I am unable to create bootable USB using Ubuntu with unetBootin. How can I manually create it using gentoo.iso file moreover how can I copy 6GiB file on a usb?.
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Is there any way to tell if someone has been running Ubuntu live on my computer?

Is there any way to tell if someone has been running Ubuntu live on a computer? I am the one running ubuntu live on my computer and I just wanted to know if any files or anything else is being left on ...
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Purple screen to black screen to nothing [duplicate]

I want to make my old cpu work again. I made a usb stick bootable. Installed the ubuntu 14.04.03 on my cpu..told me that installation is complete and reboot to use it. I use a tv as a monitor so ...
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I have problems when mounting my USB drive in a nonstandard location

My USB drive gets mounted under /media/username. I tried using umount to mount under /media/usbdisk instead. Well, theoretically it worked, but when I used MultiSystem Multiboot USB Creator it doesn’t ...
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Bootable USB needs CD-ROM?

I am attempting to install 'Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS' with a Flashdrive (there is no DVD/CD onboard). However, after keyboard selection a notification is presented saying: "Your installation CD-ROM ...
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Startup disk creator : failed to load module

04 installed i want make bootable usb disk using Startup Disk creator. When i clik Other.. button the file select window pops up, when i select the .iso file nothing will open/add to the list. I ...
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How do i boot from a live usb?

SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED So i just made a liveUSB on my ubuntu but i have no clue how to use it now! I plug it in the usb socket and...nothing happens. I tried searchincg online but couldn't find ...
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Have Ubuntu on flashsh drive [duplicate]

I have downloaded Ubuntu to a 8 GB flash drive and I am not sure how to load it onto my PC (Acer Aspire z1800 running Windows 7)plus I don't want to lose Windows 7 and I would eventually like to have ...
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Is there a really easy way to make a live USB in win 8?

So far I have always used linux distros to create USB live installers, but now the only thing I have is win8. I have tried that Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.1 and it doesnt get me anywhere. Is there ...
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Can I have the portability of a LiveUSB with the performance of a USB install?

In particular I would like to have a dynamically installed GPU driver based on the target system. NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel. So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up ...
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Ubuntu not getting installed: Error: Kill process or sacrifice child

I was trying to clean boot my pc using bootable usb & suddenly the power was off and later when I restarted my pc it was not even entering the installation mode. It is showing errors like :this I ...
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Install Ubuntu to USB key, configure it, and then mark it as read only

Writing a Ubuntu image to a usb key and booting from it is great; you can check out Ubuntu before installing it, and it's great that it's read only because you could do some online ...
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Is it possible to create a USB Bootable version of Ubuntu with Persistent Storage?

I saw this link on how to create a version of Fedora that can boot directly from a USB stick and have persistent storage as large as the stick itself. I tried this method to no avail. I have also ...
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Booting Ubuntu from multiple usb

Can Ubuntu usb stick be run from a usb divider with another usb as a memory extension? And I have another outrageous idea, is it possible to connect 2 usb in one partition with a usb divider?
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Running Live with 4GB RAM. 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM and it is fully 64-bit capable. However I prefer to run Ubuntu from Live CD or USB. This takes 2GB of the RAM as the main drive. Does that leave me with 2GB of RAM? ...
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Login loop when I try Ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on my acer 7741ZG but I detected some problems before installation thanks the liveUSB. When I try Ubuntu, the login screen appears, very strange for a liveUSB, I put ...
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How much free space does a Live USB logical partition need to work properly?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Live USB with 4GB of persistence using Universal USB Installer on a 32GB USB. I split the USB's partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard obtaining a primary ...