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 Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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Not able to write to pendrive

I have a 2 GB pendrive(FAT16)... I used dd command to make it bootable dd if=archlinux.iso of=/mnt/pd/ But now when I tried to rename some folders in it... it gives an error saying this is read-...
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Editing ubuntu 14.04 live usb

My ubuntu 14.04 live usb cannot detect my wi-fi network and also cannot connect to ethernet.However my Tails (Tor project) live usb can detect and connect to my wi-fi network. I want to edit network ...
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create startup disk for windows 8.1 inside ubunto 14.01 [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on my laptop but didn't know that my windows OS would be removed (even tho it says so while doing this process!!!) <--Had to say this, sorry :/ ...Just a Drone after all... ...
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Issue dismounting LVM on LUKS system when initial live-USB isn't present

I am having a rather peculiar problem with the Ubuntu half of my system. The TL;DR is that I have Ubuntu 14.04 using an LVM on LUKS setup. /boot lives on an unencrypted partition (/sda3) while swap ...
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Live USB Xubuntu unresponsive BUT Kali USB distro running ok, how to fix it?

update: today it turned unresponsive. I Can barely use it for more than typing text in a text editor. adjusted the title accordingly. I'm not going to be able to buy a hard drive until 10 days and I ...
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Installing Linux on a USB

So recently I bought a nice San disk slider 32gb usb so I could install linux on it and use it were ever I go. So I created a Bootable install usb on another usb I plug it in and launch the installer ...
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Cannot boot into live session from USB on Windows 10

I'm having a bit of an issue trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on ASUS G51Jx. Whenever I change the boot order to USB first, I get a strange occurrence. My screen blinks and I see part ...
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Missing Operation System when booting from USB-Stick

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 in a laptop and try to make a bootable USB-Stick with the ubuntu iso. But I always get the error "Missing Operating system" (or boot error). I tried with ...
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Help me on my Ubuntu-based distribution

I have everything set up for making my own Ubuntu-based distribution (custom desktop environment, wallpapers, themes, software, logos). Here's what I have done so far: I got a 14.04 ISO, ...
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BootMGR missing

Hi I want to boot a Ubuntu distro on my pc so I copied the files from the iso and pasted them into a Seagate backup drive (1tb). When I rebooted my pc and went into the boot menu and selected the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Weird error message and the desktop image doesn't boot through usbstick

I've downloaded the latest Ubuntu Desktop 15.10 and used Rufus to make an image to a usbstick. This has worked in the past for me. But recently i've hade to by a new motherboard and a new CPU because ...
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How to create Remastersys backup over 4GB on 14.04 or newer

I've been scouring google for help on this seemingly simple task and did not find anything comparable. I decided to tackle it myself and found a very simple solution. Everyone says the limit is the ...
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xubuntu persistent live usb

I have been attempting to create a Xubuntu live USB using using these instructions for quite a few hours:How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB. I followed the instructions to the ...
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Install persistent version of USB onto a hard drive

If this has been asked before, I am sorry ahead of time. It is extremely difficult to find what I am trying to ask because there are so many threads on installing persistent installations onto pen ...
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Livecd crashes on trying to install

I have a Windows 10 laptop (upgrade from 7) with a legacy bios. The installer recognizes Windows 10 as Windows 7. So instead of this Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 it shows Install Ubuntu ...
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startup disk creator not launching in ubuntu

After open the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator. I have clicked but its not launching the startup disk creator. In that case what should i do ? And is there any alternative apps similar to ...
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Live USB wifi problem

I am using an HP laptop with Windows 10. I just created a 14.04 LTS live USB and booted in nicely. I was able to connect to my SKY broadband WIFI without any problems. The installation also went ahead ...
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How can I efficiently format my Ubuntu Live USB to a FAT32 partition?

Consider the following situation: $ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for user: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes ------------%<----------------------------- Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, ...
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Can't boot from USB after bundled install

On a carbon X1, I attempted to install 15.10 via usb boot disk. The install progressed until it came to a solid purple screen. On reboot, I now see this Not panicing myself (pun intended), it ...
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How many times can I use a bootable usb flash drive to install Ubuntu

If I have 100 computers and I want to install Ubuntu Linux can I put the flash drive into the first computer install Ubuntu Linux and pop it out put it in the next computer install Ubuntu Linux and so ...
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Installing drivers without internet connection (vs live distro)?

I'm using ubuntu in live mode on my Dell venue pro 11 7130. The tablet comes with the Wireless-N 7260 adapter, which is not recognized (I used the commands below to check it: ifconfig, iwconfig, lshw ...
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Lost data due to installing Ubuntu on the wrong partition [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on the wrong partition, and lost a lot of important data. What can I do to recover as much of the lost data as possible? I already booted into a live USB and I have read that it is ...
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Black screens installing 15.10

I'm having some huge problems installing ubuntu 15.10. Here's the story: 1) I used to have 14.04 on my PC and everything was working very happily. However, yesterday, I got a window proposing me to ...
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Possible to make new bootable USB while using a trial Ubuntu USB?

My Ubuntu system isn't working - I don't get past the splash screen and have tried boot repair (several times), fixing broken packages, recovery mode and so on, to no avail. The filesystem seemd to ...
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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Booting to a black screen after system update / USB drive not recognized

Since a recent system update (about a week ago) I cannot boot Lubuntu anymore. I'm using a ten years old Eee PC. After the "Lubuntu" sign disappears, all I get is a black screen (the LEDs are working, ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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How to boot Linux on hard drive from live cd/usb loader

I have Ubuntu installed on my sda5 partition, however it lacks a bootloader. I know it is possible to load Grub2 from live cd, press Tab and change boot parameters to boot the system which is on hard ...
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How can I make a write protected Ubuntu installation?

I would like to install ubuntu to a flash [usb] stick (a live installation would work) with a few programs added (Arduino IDE, Xilinx Vivado, and possibly a couple others). As I've read online, ...
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Multiple LiveUSB Lubuntu Errors

Recently, I've had some problems with my 4GB Lubuntu LiveUSB. It's been pretty write-heavy so I'm trying to reduce that, so let's move on with what I've done and what the problems are. Problem 1: I ...
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15.10 hangs on loading on Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2

I followed this instruction Got access to grub boot menu: Try ubuntu..., Install ubuntu..., OEM install..., Check disk... Selecting any item of menu leads to blank scren, couple of seconds blinking ...
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Odd textured glitchy pattern when trying to install Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my PC. It has Nvidia graphics. I am also using a Live CD to install Ubuntu. Every time it gets past the Ubuntu loading screen I get this odd glitchy pattern. It even ...
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dual boot flash drive

I am getting tired of carrying around multiple flash drives for different startup options. Is there a way that I can create an AVG rescue CD and Ubuntu on a flash drive and have both of them show for ...
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How to check version of ubuntu bootable USB

I'm now on desktop Ubuntu 15.10 and I have some bootable USB drive. I'm pretty sure, that on the stick is installed another Ubuntu system, but I can't remember which version it is. Can I find it ...
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Why cannot I get a live-USB to use a partition for persistence?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 to a 16GB pendrive so as to obtain a Live OS that stores persistent data on an ext4 partition. I followed the instructions on various tutorials and answers, recently on ...
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Two files fail MD5SUM checks on Ubuntu 15.10 USB disk

I created a USB stick with Ubuntu 15.10 64bit, using Universal USB Installer. If I run the MD5SUMS integrity check, I get these two errors: ./boot/grub/grub.cfg: FAILED ./boot/grub/loopback.cfg: ...
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Use exfat disk from LiveUSB [duplicate]

I use LiveUSB to restore partition on my disk, I previous backed with 'dd' command to file on my portable disk. The disk is formatted with exfat. When I connect it to my laptop, I get error in Ubuntu '...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed

I have this computer. I boot from a live USB and click "Try Ubuntu" and it crashes somewhat immediately with [70.82640] Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed. Looking at other questions, I have ...
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Dell XPS 15-9550 doesn't boot 14.04 (Live USB)

I cannot boot up the default 14.04.3 image flashed into my usb drive, booting up output as here: Can anyone explained to me how to boot up using the 4.3 kernel? (seemingly possible as implied here: ...
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LiveUSB 15.10 never stops loading

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 10 and following this guide, but when I choose the "Try Ubuntu" option after rebooting, it goes into that purple "loading screen" with the little ...
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Cant boot Ubuntu 15.10 ( not even the live version)

Hi everyone ( sorry for my bad english), i own an Hp Stream 13 (2x1.6GHZ, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD) with windows 10, and yesterday i have successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10 ( using a 4gb usb stick with ...
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Unable to create a live pen drive in my os

I am trying to install ubuntu, on a pen drive. Although I have tried to create a live usb from unetbootin on zorin os 10 ultimate; it still will not boot instead just repeatedly counts down from 10. I ...
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14.04.3 Live USB not booting only on desktop

Acer Aspire XC-610 desktop computer Sandisk Cruiser USB 3.0 16GB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and created a live USB using Startup Disk. ...
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How can I create a Windows 10 boot usb from ubuntu?

I used sudo dd bs=4M if=Windows.iso of=/dev/sdc1 and set the boot flag in gparted but no install disk just the just the normal usb in the uefi and trying to boot off the normal USB did nothing. Extra ...
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Boot error on laptop

Need some help with booting from Live USB Ubuntu 14.04.3 Created a stick via Unetbootin, LinuxLiveUSB and some others have same problem Boot error Used Fat32 and NTFS, didnt really changed things
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copy files from/to usb drive containg a running live distro

let's suppose I have one (or multiple) live distro within a usb key, When I run this live distro, I want to access to the usb key's file system (e.g. get files and copy to the usb drive or copy ...
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Making a Ubuntu Live USB?

Using the program Universal USB Installer, is it possible to make a Ubuntu Live USB so I can boot the USB, Use Ubuntu until I get bored, shut down my computer, remove the the Live USB and then just ...
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Interactive shell script autostart on custom Xubuntu live CD/USB

I'm trying to make a live usb which runs an interactive shell script when booting. I'm using Ubuntu Customization Kit (uck), xubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and syslinux (in order uck can build final ...
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How do I fix a black screen when boot from USB?

I recently destroyed Windows when trying to restore it to default settings. I thought I should give Ubuntu a shot because I'm not going to buy a whole new version of Windows. I installed Ubuntu 15 on ...