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

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Change default username in LiveCD

I've created a custom Ubuntu image for myself using UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). My question is: when I boot the image as a LiveCD or LiveUSB, it automatically creates and logs you in to the user ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB not booting in HP laptop

I am using a HP Pavilion laptop pre installed with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop using a LiveUSB, which I created in the conventional way given on the Ubuntu official ...
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Apt-get dist-upgrade screws up USB stick with persistent file

I have read the Persistant File System vs Installation onto USB stick and realized I have my own question. The problem is: when you do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from ...
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A reliable way of creating a bootable usb in kubuntu?

Unetbootin installs grub which then boots the system you specify. I don't like that. Linux live ISOs are directly bootable and usually contain a pre-configured grub install of their own which among ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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Can you bypass filesystem permissions?

I was using Fedora 18 until this morning when I accidently wiped some system files while make a live USB, I cannot load Fedora or get into the system. Now I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a live USB. I ...
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Booting directly from LiveUSB on a USB Stick with Ubuntu 12.04

I have created a bootable USB stick from the 12.04 build of Ubuntu and I'm finding it is better for my laptop than the Windows Vista that came on it. However, I don't want to create a dual boot ...
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“unable to find a medium containing a live file system” with SSD

After selecting Install Ubuntu from booting from a USB key it shows the loading Ubuntu screen for about 30 seconds then gives the error initramfs "Unable to find a medium containing a live file ...
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Is it possible to make bootable USB for Ubuntu Touch? [closed]

I own an Akoya P2212T (Intel Celeron N2920, FHD Touchscreen with USB port) and have tried booting Ubuntu Desktop and it works. Now I would like to try out Ubuntu Touch on this device. But, how do I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP Envy 15 (Pre installes win 8) is not working

I read all other posts related with this topic.but i didn't get correct answer.My laptop is HP-Envy 15 j037tx.i tried to install linux os from USB after i got it.it wasn't work.so i founded some ways ...
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How to mount Intel Matrix RAID 0 on Ubuntu 13.10 live?

I'm not a heavy Ubuntu user. I have a Sony Vaio Z series laptop with two 64GB SSD disk working in RAID 0 (Intel Matrix - Intel Rapid Storage Technology) under windows 7. The quest is to mount this ...
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USB-creator: Error erasing device: Unknown or unsupported erase type

I created a live usb using usb-creator-gtk. I installed Ubuntu with it and all was good with the world. Now I am trying to use the same memory stick and create a live USB for 14.04 and I get the ...
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can an iso file be erased from a liveusb?

I have decided to install ubuntu alongside Mac OS X on my computer. I am wondering if the ubuntu installer ISO file can be erased from my USB after installation, and will be able to use my USB ...
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Trying to remove Windows XP OS without DVD drive nor USB booting ability

I have an old laptop (HP DV4000) with dual booting (Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP). I would like to get ride of the Windows OS but my problem is that all the tutorials I saw, are requiring to boot from ...
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Test if operating from live session or not inside a shell script

I have a shell script that can only be run from a live session (LiveCD or Live USB) because it shrinks the root filesystem of an actual installation, which can only be done when the filesystem is not ...
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ubuntu 12.04 booting from a thumb drive - how to reasonably safely eject the drive after boot?

I have a kubuntu 12.04 booting from a thumb drive, which works well, but I would like to be able to then pull out the thumb drive and hopefully not damage the file system so much that it will not ...
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can't access drives with persistent liveUSB

Due to Windows 7 boot error I've decided to make a liveUSB as a possible fix method. I used a 4 GB USB stick and dedicated 1 GB as persistent. On first boot everything was fine but from the second ...
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Live USB Stuck at Syslinux

Whenever I try and boot up any distro I get stuck at the syslinux line with a blinking cursor. I know this question has been asked many times before but every answer I found is from years ago, which ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 13.10 with either DVD or USB Error 8000

I am new to Ubuntu and would love to try it, but the problem is that i am not able to install using DVD or USB. My computer is old: core2duo, 2GBram, 500Gb HD,etc. When I try booting a windows OS ...
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I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB [duplicate]

I just built a gaming pc and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13:10 from a USB. Before putting in the USB I changed the boot order to USB 1st then UEFI 2nd. So then it loads up a Unexbootin option menu ...
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Is it possible to have a full Ubuntu install on a flash drive? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a full Ubuntu install on my 16 GB flash drive. I currently have a persistent Edubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, but this is the install version, which has an annoying "Try Ubuntu" button, ...
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Setting passwords on a Live USB install of 12.04

With the impending demise of Windows XP, I have taken this opportunity to try Ubuntu (via a bootable USB stick) on a number of machines. Everything looked fine but the lack of a password concerned me ...
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My Samsung Ativ Smart PC (500T) wont install Ubuntu

I've been wanting to install Ubuntu on my Ativ Smart PC because it's really slow with windows, so I was hoping for a bit better speed with Linux. The problem is that it simply won't let me install ...
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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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Startup Disk Creator “Checksums do not match”

So I tried to create a bootable USB dirve with Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04 using a Ubuntu 14.04 iso. The first USB drive I tried already had an old boot image on it and Startup Disk Creator ...
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Ubuntu USB boot not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04. I put it on an USB stick because my netbook does not have an optical drive and when I put it in it boots right back to Windows. I set it to boot to USB and I do ...
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How do I lock screen on Live Ubuntu?

I'm running Live Ubuntu 12.04. I don't see the 'Lock screen' button under the top right gear button. The shortcut Ctrl + Alt + L doesn't work either.
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How to create more partitions od USB flash drive?

I want to ask how to create more partitions od USB flash drive? and if is it possible under ubuntu. Will I be able to boot a live distribution from created partition? which tool should I use, I was ...
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uninstall ubuntu 12.10 installed alongside windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on a windows 8 hp probook 4540 series laptop alongside windows 8 instead of installing in a different partition I had already created. My problem is how to unistall the ubuntu ...
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Why wont my computer boot Ubuntu from my flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 Gateway desktop PC and I was wanting to install Ubuntu (13.10) on it. Firstly I created a bootable USB using PenDriveLinux, the process was successful, and when I plug the ...
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How do I transfer a casper-rw file to a partition?

I am using a 16GB live USB with persistence so I can work from several computers. This was working great for me until my persistence file on the USB Flash Drive got filled. As FAT32 is limited to ...
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How can I fix the error in 7-zip “0 can not open output file G:\autorun.inf” when trying to create a live usb with Ubuntu on it?

I run a 64-bit windows 8 laptop. I have tried both the 12.04.4 and 13.1 ISO files. I use the Universal USB Installer here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/. when I ...
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How to fix “convert failed - internal error of file system” while creating a bootable USB stick on OSX?

I am using mac OSX 10.4.11. I am following the Ubuntu tutorial "How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X". I am stuck in step 3: $ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/Desktop/ubuntu.img ...
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Ubuntu USB with fully installed version [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to have a fully functional USB with programms I'd like to install (e.g.Dropbox) I can only find Live USB with the option to add a persistent partition. However, there's no ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 Live-USB Not saving

So this week I have been messing around with my USB drive. I decided to make myself an Ubuntu Live-USB drive (as I have done in the past). So I downloaded unetbootin and Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 and set the ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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live usb wont work with windows 8

Everytime I try starting the computer with the flash drive in, It just flashes the Lenovo logo as it would normally do, but except it does not stop. it looks as if it is in an infinet loop. As soon i ...
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Can I upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 on a Live USB with persistent partition? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from a Live USB hard drive with casper-rw partition and thinking of upgrading it to 14.04. I know that I cannot (and should not) upgrade the kernel (I set apt to lock ...
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How do I reformat HDD to NTFS with Ubuntu on a bootable USB

So I need to install Windows on my Hard Drive and I'm trying to use Ubuntu to reformat the HDD to NTFS. These are the steps I will take: Create a bootable USB with Ubuntu Boot from USB ??? Remove ...
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How to properly burn and install Ubuntu 13.10 from USB-stick or DVD?

A few months ago, I've downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 .iso file and made an usb flashdrive of it. It did not work, the boot seemed to start (that purple screen shows up) but not the screen asking about ...
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Try Ubuntu 13.10 from usb not showing all drives

I'm booting from a USB drive and selected the option Try Ubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10). Once it starts, it is showing only 2 partitions, the one where windows is installed and the other as unlabeled (this ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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Live version works fine, but installation crashes

So I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 via USB drive. Downloaded *.iso file, then used a program to create LiveUSB. Then rebooted to check if it works fine and it did. I got impressed and decided to ...
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live- rw & home-rw partitions not recognised by persistent live USBs

0 down vote No matter which way I produce a live usb, unless I set up a home-rw partition on the hard drive it will not let me login into the Persistent option. System will not recognise the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 LiveCD - MS Surface Support

I have been working on a custom Ubuntu LiveCD based on 13.10 x64 for the MS Surface Pro tablet I have been given at work. The goal is not to install Ubuntu on the device, but rather work in a LiveCD ...
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Live boot from partition of USB (or just don't use up whole USB)

Is there a way to create a bootable USB stick that doesn't take up the whole disk? I have a 16GB USB but would like to also have some music on it. Can it be partitioned or something?
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Partition Magic USB Creation on Ubuntu [closed]

I want to create a Partition Magic bootable USB, but I don't have the necessary software to do this. I tried Startup Disk Creator but the program can't open the Partition Magic ISO.
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Low graphics mode error (12.04) live usb [duplicate]

When I tried Ubuntu with the live usb I got the message that my system was running in low graphics mode. There was no mouse. When I pressed enter i got 4 options. How can I get out of this? Computer ...
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Terminal Switched name to “Server” after running “hdiutil” command

I downloaded the .iso file from the Ubuntu website and I was at step 3 and instead of running the entire command I only ran hdiutil in terminal. My terminal normally said Sonnys-Macbook-Pro:~ ...