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 with ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

Tried to boot live USB with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After selecting boot from USB and selecting Install Ubuntu it then goes back to the motherboard splash screen. Pressing F12 to select boot menu and ...
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Unknow keyword in configuration file

I think the configuration of isolinux.cfg is wrong.. I tried every solution here on " ask! " but all failed for me.. I'm trying to install the ubuntu 14 with usb boot, i already got the iso file ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a USB? [duplicate]

I just want to install the operating system on to a USB and boot into that. The try Ubuntu option isn't what I'm looking for. I always would have to install a driver just to get wifi access and I ...
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Error booting from usb PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

I am trying to boot a live installation of ElementaryOS Luna distribution which is based on ubuntu 12.10 from usb. I am using windows 7 Ultimate on a TOSHIBA satellite c660 laptop with intel core i5 ...
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I'm trying to intsall Ubuntu to a (Samsung) NP300E4C laptop but can't access BIOS

The computer is currently running Windows (7). I've tried tapping and holding down F2 but it just boots to windows. I googled to see if i can find people with similar issues but found none. I'm ...
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Formatted casper-rw - schoolboy error

Please don't laugh, a bit of an embarrassing question here. I'm rather new to Ubuntu (12.04) and run it from a USB stick. I didn't understand (or check!) what casper-rw was, and did a 'format' on ...
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Cannot make GParted Live USB disk with Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator [duplicate]

I have an ISO image gparted-live-0.21.0-1-amd64.iso. I thought I would be able to make a Live USB disk using Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator. But I get this error: Could not move syslinux files in ...
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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP
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Can't boot using a live USB, error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I'm trying to fix GRUB after installing Windows 8.1 alongside my Ubuntu install. I installed Windows 8.1 second so the windows boot manager replaced grub. In the past I've just created a live USB, ...
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Creating a bootable usb that runs mainly off of ram, but saves files and applications to the same usb [duplicate]

I am completely new to ubuntu, and I created a live usb with ubuntu 14.10. I booted up to the usb, but it was soo slow compared to using the test version of ubuntu. How can I get my live usb to run ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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usb-creator fails - cannot generate usb disk

Using Kubuntu 14.10 64Bit, to reproduce select Kubuntu 14.10 64bit ISO image use a USB key of 8Gb or more (tried VARIOUS BRAND) select erase disk assign 4Gb for the persistent disk start the ...
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While using trial mode of live CD, if I install drivers, will it affect my main system?

(Background info) I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 110 netbook and it's working perfectly and configured as I like it. I have to use the 2d desktop though because it's not a powerful system. Since ...
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How do I create a live USB installer for UEFI/EFI systems that reads and saves persistence changes?

I have a 16 GB USB stick which runs a live boot of Ubuntu 14.10 with antivirus software installed which (obviously) needs to be kept up to date as I use it to boot and clean infected Windows machines. ...
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Geting files out bad hard drive

I had xubuntu on my notebook. The screen went black and I had to shut it down. Turning it on I receive this message: Pri Master hard disk: S.M.A.R.T Status BAD, Backup and Replace I looked up ...
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Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to boot after creation of ext4 casper-rw partition

This question is related to IMMERZL's answer in the series "How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB". I used UUI to create the persistent bootable USB using 14.04.1 amd64 ISO. I ...
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Can't boot LiveUSB in Windows 8.1

I am attempting to dual boot my HP machine that came pre-installed with Windows 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu Gnome 64-bit version. So far, I have disabled fast startup from Control ...
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Using live USB to recover Iomega Home Media Hard Drive NAS files

I have a Iomega Home Media Hard Drive NAS, and after a firmware update I am unable to access the files on the Hard Drive. Trying to solve the problem, I connected the disk directly to a SATA port on ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu from live usb on a windows 8 laptop

I have an asus laptop with windows 8 preinstalled on it. I dual booted it last year and everything worked. then the windows 8 side totally crashed. if it lets me in at all, all I see is the home ...
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How to try ubuntu live image on acer iconia w4-820 Win 8.1 tablet?

I have Acer iconia W4-820 windows 8.1 tablet which is an UEFI boot device. its secure boot is enabled. I dont know anything about UEFI hoe to play with it. I just want to try ubuntu desktop images on ...
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Unable to boot from USB, No controller found [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a start-up disk of Ubuntu 14.10 on 4.1GB generic flash drive. I followed this guide to create it. It all seemed to be working until I tried booting from it. I get the bootloader ...
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UNetbootin on 32GB USB 3 Stick

I run a windows 7 machine, and use UNetbootin to create Ubuntu bootable live USB keys. I have 1 key in particular that I would like to use entirely as a live Ubuntu key, so I can install some apps, ...
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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 ...