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

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Hardware question; booting ubuntu off of USB flash drive?

I'm currently running ubuntu off of a USB 3.0 flash drive on my laptop, and I have another USB 3.0 flash drive I use for storing larger files that I need to access and whatnot. But the issue is that ...
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Disk not choosable on Startup Disk Creator

I want to create a USB stick or CD with Ubuntu Live but when I go to Startup Disk Creator the place where you choose the disk is blank even though I have a good clean CD-R in the CD drive. Do I need ...
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Running grub-mkconfig on LiveUSB

I have relatively complex problem so it will be good if you ask for more info rather than downvoting this question I have an 8GB pendrive with the following partitions: Partition #1: 3GB ntfs (My ...
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Unity Locks Up in Live CD

I'm trying to run from the live USB to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows Machine (as I've grown a touch sick of Windows). However, whenever I boot into the LiveUSB session after a few moments the ...
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Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 but i want to install windows so, i downloaded a windows iso but how to Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso
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Bootable USB image

I have read and tried a number of the scenarios in the Clonezilla live docs and I haven't as yet been successful in creating what I hope I can. I have also searched the Forum here (via key words etc) ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?

Is there any way to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from the terminal without using any third-party applications like YUMI,Unetbootin, etc. I tried to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive ...
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How can I modify the live installer to include additional packages?

I would to modify the Lubuntu installer (as usb installer with persistent home) including additional packages like tex-live and math-related stuff for my fellow classmates. How can I do that? The ...
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TRy ubuntu just for a week and after that bring it back to its earlier state. Is it possible?

So, My dad is not at home and i want to try ubuntu. IS this possible to use ubuntu for a week and after that, bring everything normal. {remove the grub, remove the partiton done, etc.} I know that we ...
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Getting file system free space

This isn't a problem as such, more a request for information based on ignorance of the Linux filesystem. The very short question is: How do I find out how much free and used space there is on the ...
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True live USB: Fully Functional

I can't seem to have the affect I'm looking for on a "Live Ubuntu" I want to run it from the USB drive, a fully functional, fully upgradable version. I do not want to use as a "trial version", or to ...
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How to create GPT partitioned bootable USB for uefi? I am on ubuntu and am trying to get back to windows

Basically I am trying to get back to windows so I can play league of legends on this pc. Any and all help is appreciated. I am not enjoying playing on ubuntu with playonlinux.
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How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick?

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick? I need to know: A) the space given to persistent storage B) how much of it is free. My idea is to copy some of my ...
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No operating system found with liveUSB

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 for my studies on my Asus F75V with Windows 8 preinstalled. After many tries, I finally manage to boot on my liveUSB but... the only message I got is "No operating ...
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Encrypted usb stick not booting anymore how can I resolve the Disaster

Guys I am experiencing massive problem here. I created a bootable usb stick that I "full disk" encrypted with Ubuntu 13.04. I was using it when it froze. I had to reboot it manually and now I cannot ...
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Live CD stalls when installing Ubuntu 13.10

Booting from Live CD Ubuntu 13.10 64bits, I can't get the installation page. Just a black page with a system prompt: "numbers" BUG: Soft lockup - CPU#1 Stuck for 22s. This repeats in a very short ...
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After choosing “Install Ubuntu” pc restarts at the same point

After booting from my USB device the system boots normally. But at the point where I am supposed to choose my kind of installation (along with Win7) the system restarts without making any changes. So ...
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How to reinstall graphics driver using live cd?

My update to 13.10 stopped mid-way. Now every time I turn on my laptop, Ubuntu begins to load, I see a black screen with a mouse cursor for a few seconds, and then the screen stays black with a small ...
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ubuntu 13.10 liveboot/installer loads dots, then does nothing

Problem: When I load an Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit) live USB / installer on my laptop, the purple Ubuntu screen with the white dots appears, the dots turn orange (indicating its loading), then after a few ...
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Ubuntu USB Boot Memory Stick - Cursor Black Screen

I created Ubuntu 13.10 Live USB stick using UNetbootin. Upon plug into a Dell laptop and boot with USB option, all i have is a blank screen with a blinking cursor infinitely. What can I do to get it ...
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ubuntu on a usb wont load computer says remove media device

OK so i have the iso its to big for the cd roms i own and i put on usb changed boot up to the usb. but it says remove media device and pres enter when i do that it starts windows normal i have ...
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Is that possible to natively boot Ubuntu Touch on a PC, especially on a Surface Pro?

I know the question has already been asked, but the link for the instructions in the answer is outdated and the proof of concept video doesn't match with what I'm looking for. I've got a Surface Pro ...
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Adding grub2 menu-entry for iso using grml-rescueboot

Following this official Ubuntu documentation page and the steps outlined under "Creating the grub2 Menuentry - grml-rescueboot", I tried to add an i386 desktop iso of the old Feisty Fawn (7.04) to the ...
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problem with setting up multiboot ISO usb using syslinux

I have followed this tutorial: http://blog.jakgibb.com/2013/01/03/creating-a-multiboot-usb-stick-using-syslinux/ I want to boot linux live ISOs directly from USB drive using syslinux instead of ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB stick on Lenovo IdeaPad g580 (i5)

I can't install Ubuntu on my laptop. Every time I insert the USB stick and boot up the laptop it's stuck for about 2 minutes one the lenovo screen. After that it boots FreeDos (original OS).
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Universal Pen Drive Linux Will Not Burn IOS Ubuntu 13.10 To USB [duplicate]

Universal Pen Drive Linux will not let me burn the iso to my usb. Whenever I attempt it it says 'can not open file 'E:*where I put my downloads*\ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso' as archive'. Any help ...
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Trouble installing Pokerstars on a Live USB without Persistence through WINE [duplicate]

I need to install any form of Texas Hold Em' on a Lubuntu Live USB that doesn't have persistence. I was able to download PokerStars.net by emulating the .exe (a windows type file) using WINE for ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Fujitsu Siemens M52212

Please help me to install Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10 on Fujitsu Siemens M52212. I tried to do it by downloading ISO files (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso) from the ...
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what happens if we install two boot images in a pendrive?

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 image in my 16 GB Moserbaer pendrive. i am willing to install another image in it with out losing this 12.04. i'm using Universal USB installer 1.9.4.3. Thank you.
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How do I get networking to work for a Live USB?

I'm working on configuring a bootable Live USB with Ubuntu on it (13.04 to be specific) that I can take with me anywhere and boot up on any PC with a standard BIOS and USB port, but I seem to be ...
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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso?

My current assumption is that the mac version has drivers particular to the mac ecosystem? Does that mean that I can't create a live system with the non mac iso to boot my mac over USB?
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Cannot make Live USB stick

when i try to make a live disk from an iso i have downloaded usb-creator-gtk will not show the iso i select in the top box and it will not recognize my usb stick as the destination. i an read and ...
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12.04 Graphics on bootable USB: One works, one doesn't, why? [closed]

I have two bootable usb keys with ubuntu 12.04. One works fine, one gives me a warning that "the system is running in low graphic mode". When I try to "install ubuntu" from the menu, the graphics ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB + Disk Encryption

I want to create an Operating System installed upon a USB instead HDD (4 GB) So I wanted to know if there were any special steps for it or simply choosing usb in installation menu. P.S - I want to do ...
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Is a 1 GB sized USB stick big enough for Ubuntu 13.10 live system?

Can I use a 1 GB USB stick for the Ubuntu 13.10 release? I can't find my 2gb stick, but i want it now :) I didn't try it yet, because I'm afraid I will screw up my laptop.
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How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on Windows?

Right, I'll get right to it. How can I make a Linux Live USB on Windows, that I can use on a Mac. In front of me, I have a Windows laptop, and a dropped Mac Book Pro that won't properly boot. I need ...
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Loading of live USB hangs on old PC

I'm brand new to Linux. I created a live USB of Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with Universal USB Installer. It hangs partway through when it is loading. The last two things seen are: [74.920653] init: ...
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Downloaded Ubuntu, but why am I unable to boot from flash drive? [duplicate]

I downloaded ubuntu into my downloads then sent it to a flash drive. Rebooted and changed the boot order making the usb the first option in both the menu and the order. Restarted the computer over and ...
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Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
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Windows 7 USB doesn't appear in bios? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and I downloaded a Windows 7 Pro iso file and created a bootable USB with it using Unetbootin. My boot order is set to have USB first, but when I try to boot from the USB, it ...
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Toram option and Persistence on live usb

I created a live usb, that is what they call, by using unetbootin. I also know that to ram option would speed up the OS in exchange of ram. But when I do append presistence,with the toram, to the boot ...
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Create a 13.04 distro/remix (installable) based on current system installation

I want to create a distro based on my current Ubuntu installation Basically i added custom plymouth animation, some packages like Oracle Java 7 and some tweaks and themes with ubuntu and gnome ...
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LiveUSB problem with ATI drivers

I created a liveUSB to use with my 21.5-inch, Mid 2010 iMac i3 ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB. Every time I boot from the usb stick I get the "The system is running in low-graphics mode" I tried the ...
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How to deal with kernal panic while booting off a flash drive?

I'm running ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386 off a flash drive and when I try to boot up it goes to a blank Ubuntu screen for a bit, runs a little, then comes back with this error: Pid: 1, comm: run-init ...
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installation of ubuntu 12.04 64bit on msi gt70 2OC

ok so my problem is i can't install the 64 bit version of ubuntu on my system, i have tried every bios config shown in threads but it stops on the screen after selecting install ubuntu. I'm installing ...
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Which is the ideal way to install ubuntu in a usb stick

I know that I can run ubuntu from a usb stick using an iso and some software like unetbootin.Also, I can install the iso using the installer in the live session in a usb stick.I am wondering if what ...
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No Wireless nor hard with my Live USB ubuntu 13.04

I have made a USB bootable key installing from mini.iso (previous alternative install), thus key is crypted with llvm (I think is not the point but you never know) I installed gnome 3.8 (I think is ...
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booting from USB get 'no configuration file found'

I loaded Ubuntu on my USB drive and tried to boot it. The error message is: No configuration file found No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
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Install Lubuntu without formatting the entire harddrive

I am trying to install lubuntu 13.04 using the alternate iso on my Dell Inspiron 5150 (3GHz pentium 4, 1 GB RAM, 40GB HDD) which already contains a non booting windows XP (some boot.ini error). I ...
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If I setup a bootable disk do I lose my files?

I want to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive. I'm thinking of creating the bootable drive by following these instructions. The drive I have is a 500GB USB External Drive. In it I have many ...