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

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Is there an Ubuntu version that would fit on a 1GB USB stick?

I have a 1 GB USB stick I'd like to use to run Ubuntu with... The total space is 961 MB - and all releases of Ubuntu/Kubuntu 15.10 and lower are 1.1 GB to 1.2 GB. Any ideas how can I fit a release ...
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Live USB for Ubuntu 15.10 keeps freezing

Just as the title says, anytime I attempt to run the live USB for Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer, the OS will boot fine, but most of the time, the desktop will freeze permanently, usually after ...
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Where to save files and install software in a full install usb

I have a full install Ubuntu 14.04 on my pen drive. As far as I know,it's supposed to be a full install because I did it using a live dvd and moreover,there is no option to install from the usb pen ...
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How to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone?

I would like to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone. Problem is: I am not able to access Clonezilla as after loading on BIOS mode It display the following errors: "i8042:No controller ...
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How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox?

The question is simple and straight forward: How to boot from an USB drive in VirtualBox? EDIT: I have attached usb to VirtualBox as shown in the screenshot. But it is not possible to boot from ...
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Does Ubuntu in live mode behaves different from HDD installed variant? [closed]

Can it somehow affect on behavior of system, software ? If yes then, for what purposes is better to avoid live-usb usage ? May be there are some restrictions in live-usb mode (lack of permissions) ? ...
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will running ubuntu from a live usb key affect my windows 10 installation in any way? [duplicate]

I have made a live installation of ubuntu to a usb key using the provided usb universal installer and selected an amount of persistant hard drive space on the key. What I want to know is, will booting ...
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Is Windows 10 a problem when installing Ubuntu?

I am trying to install Ubuntu (14.04 or 15.10), and I also tried installing Linux Mint. All failed because of an error early in the installation. I followed some guides and advice from the Ubuntu ...
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isolinux.bin missing or corrupt, what is the next step in debugging?

I am trying to boot a Ubuntu 14.04 live system on a machine that is currently unable to boot from its harddisk due to the installed OS having gotten corrupted somehow. I used this command to write ...
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Live USB not booting Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I have searched this site and google for my problem but I can't find anything that relates close enough to help me solve it. I had ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 on a 32gb usb drive for a while and it worked ...
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USB Live System without option to install

looking for a USB Linux Live System where the used computer is completely unaffected. In particular there should not be an installation option or automount of the hard drive. Background: Create a ...
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PC Not Booting from USB

I am trying to boot Ubuntu via USB on my home desktop but it hangs. When connected to USB 3.0 it hangs at the purple screen and when connected to 2.0 it hangs at the following message: [ 31.942394] ...
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Invalid path creating bootable pendrive for 15.10

I have created a bootable pendrive for Ubuntu 15.10 in 14.10 using Startup Disk Creator. When I try to boot from it in 2 different machine I get a message saying there's a missing "PATH" parameter ...
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Ubuntu, persistence and casper loop file

I have made a bootable linux USB key with Lili Usb Creator using Ubuntu Voyager 14.04 i386 iso. No problem with this program. MyLiveLinux work very speedly, no error, no driver problem on all my ...
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ubuntu ask me to install everytime

I installed ubuntu on my usb stick using universal usb installer and changed the bios settings to read OS first from usb. So it worked but when I power my PC it ask me if I want to insatll ubuntu or ...
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computer not recognize my ubuntu on usb stick

Im experiencing weird situation and will be glad if any1 can help me out here Im using lili to install linux live usb. I downloaded ubuntu from the official site and used lili to install it on usb and ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 won't boot from live USB on my Samsung rf-511 laptop

I want to try Kubuntu 15.10 and that is why I have created a live USB of the kubuntu 15.10 iso through UNetBootin. I have used the same pen drive to install my present OS (Lubuntu 15.10) and had live ...
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LiveUSB crashes after adding persistent in grub

I have created a Live USB on a 2.0 stick following instructions on setting up partitions so to add persistence. IF I remove "persistent" from USB's boot/grub/grub.cfg, the LiveUSB does boot up fine. ...
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How to install bootloader on usb-stick after failure?

When you write iso to usb-stick in the end it asks you password in order to install bootloader. But if you enter wrong password (it seems 2 times) or leave computer for some time then writing process ...
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Ubuntu (14.04 & 15.10) doesn't boot from USB on a new HP Envy with Win 10

I am having a problem with running Ubuntu (tried 14.04.3 LTS and 15.10) from a USB flash drive on a new laptop (HP Envy 17", Intel i7 6700HQ, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M). Windows 10 ...
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14/15.10 live or install “Not enough memory to load specified image”

Inquiry is simple: I've made a bootable USB 2.0GB for Ubuntu and it live boots on my desktop (15) and laptop (14) but not in my older desktop in the living room. I can't live run it or even launch ...
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Trying on a stick before I install; can't find wireless

I've successfully booted into ubuntu, but I can't connect wirelessly. This is a new HP 550-135wb desktop with onboard wireless b/g/n and lan. HP Pavilion 550-153wb The ubuntu gui only shows wired ...
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No “efi” option during manual disk partitions

I was trying to install kubuntu 15.10 with the official image(downloaded from kubuntu.org) from live-usb, created with usb-creator-kde. The notebook had already installed windows 8 in uefi mode. I ...
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Why can't I install additional software like flash in persistence mode on a bootable USB stick but in livemode it works?

I used USB live Creator software to make a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 14.04. In livemode i can install everything i want but it gets of course deleted, but in persistence mode, it wont install ...
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Bootable USB of Ubuntu Minimal CD

I want to burn Ubuntu Minimal CD ISO to an old, 1 GB USB thumbdrive. Regular ISO doesn't fit. I already tried Startup Disk Creator and Unetbootin but both failed. I tried installing GRUB and pointing ...
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Im having troubles making a boot drive

I'm wanting to dual-boot with arch. I type dd if=home/user/2f872866ca6b57c77dfd5ba6635b835cab67f2f9/Downloads/archlinux-2015.10.01-dual.iso of=/media/removable/UNTITLED oflag=direct bs=1048576 it ...
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Win USB for Ubuntu 15.10

There is no working Win USB software for Ubuntu 15.10 to create a bootable windows USB stick. There is another software to use for this purpose (or even a newer version of the Win USB)?
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installation freezes in kubuntu 15.10 on aspire laptop

I am trying to install kubuntu 15.10 (from an USB stick) on an Acer Aspire R3-471T laptop with win10. Problem is: I get to the install screen where I can put in the name of the system as well as ...
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Is Ubuntu 15.10 missing some files?

I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop from here and when I mounted the .ISO file I have folders and files like bellow: then I compare to Ubuntu 15.04 ISO file which was mounted: I tried to re-download Ubuntu ...
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How to stop surface pro from booting off wrong drive?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my surface and I see that ubuntu is already there after I install it. however, it won't boot without the usb inserted. I've tried reinstalling it and doing some re ...
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How to get access into an encrypted home directory with a simple (or not) command via a LiveUSB?

I am using a LiveUSB and I need to get access to my files on an encrypted /home/ directory, because I was way too dumb to not think about a situation like this. (Ubuntu getting destroyed) I need a ...
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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu install on my Ubuntu stick? (NOT for installing)

I use OS X myself, but am very interested in Ubuntu. I was wondering if it is possible to create a bootable USB stick that I can plug into a computer and use (similar to the try it first option on a ...
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Can I remove boot medium after boot from live usb/cd

So if I boot from usb, can I remove that usb after boot. Also is it possible to save the session information to the boot medium or any secondary storage, so that my desktop icons etc. look the same ...
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Computer will not run live cd. Just boots into grub recovery

Okay, So I am definitely a noob, but I got really tired of ubuntu not allowing me to suspend without hard blocking my wifi, so I went ahead and tried to install opensuse to see if the problem was just ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed while installing! [duplicate]

So, I've been trying to install ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS the past few days but I always face this error, when I hit install the screen turns extremly white(x32) or extremly black(x64) then I get the ACPI ...
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Ubuntu Image Background breaking after build LiveCD

i'm build a customization Ubuntu using UCK (https://launchpad.net/uck) and using a Image of Ubuntu 14.04.3. The thing is, i replace the background warty-final-ubuntu.png in /usr/share/backgrounds for ...
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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.