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

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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:~ ...
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Problems loading Live Disk

Very new Linux user here, trying to get into litecoin mining. Before all of my equipment came in, I installed a live version of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a USB, then used that to install full version onto ...
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What programs can I use to burn a Windwos 7 iso on a USB? [duplicate]

WinUSB keeps on freezing. Unetbootin doesn't work, and neither does Tuxboot. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
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Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live USB created with UNetbootin either not recognised or “Disk Error” on Dell D630 BIOS A17

I know, I know, this question has been asked so many times but I have searched and searched and tried and tried but I can't get it to work. I'm running Windows XP on my Dell D630. I downloaded the 64 ...
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Boot problem, stuck in BusyBox

I updated the system yesterday and was then prompted to restart. It restarted fine and all seemed normal. After a little while, I started having trouble watching a stream on BlogTalkRadio while in ...
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Keep finding errors when checking for file defects!

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit and created a live USB. But when check for defects before installation I always get 2 - 3 errors. I re-downloaded the ISO file, tried three different live USB ...
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Can't upgrade using a liveUSB, through the newer version is recognized [duplicate]

I run a 13.04 on one of my laptops, now someone brought me the 13.10 iso image (I work in rural Africa), yet upgrading to 13.10 didn't work: I created a liveUSB I rebooted from it Chose "Install ...
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Live USB on a 2-partition usb-drive

I was wondering if I could have 2 partitions on a USB-drive that would allow me to boot on my key as a regular USB-installation-disk (partition1), and another partition for regular storage under ...
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Installing Ubuntu on external hard drive (boots to black screen)

Hey everyone this is my first post here on the askUbuntu forums. I've been an avid Linux user for over a year now but by no means an expert. The problem I'm facing is one I have not been able to ...
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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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How to uninstall ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I need to uninstall ubuntu but i cant find how to for my situation. I have ubuntu and windows xp both installed on my computer. However, the windows xp came preinstalled so i dont have the cd. I do ...
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Ubuntu Boot-Stick

I'm trying to create an Ubuntu Live USB I following the steps from "Universal USB Installer 1.9.5.2" but I have the same error every time: 0 Cannot open autorun.inf The Ubuntu iso is the latest ...
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How to extend ext4 with gparted?

I am having short in disk space in my ubuntu /dev/sda6 and i have 11.08 GB of free space unallocated in the sense.I have followed different article about the repartition but they are not working here ...
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Booting the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installer from USB stick

I receive the following rather cryptic error message when following the instructions on how to create a bootable USB stick on Windows on ubuntu.com using Windows 8: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 ...
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Unetbootin ubuntu error

I used unetbootin to make a bootable flash drive installed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. It finished and rebooted. When i selected my flash drive from the boot menu it started an automatic boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 bootable USB shows black screen with blinking cursor only

I used this Universal USB Installer and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso (MD5 verified) http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ But all I get is black screen with cursor ...
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Cannot install any distro (I tried USB and DVD)

I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a USB live flash drive with no success. I got a message box with an error message similar to this: Installation Failed The installer encountered an ...
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Booting from USB unsuccessful

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit installed, and would like to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit iso file. Then I used Startup Disk Creator to make my new 16 GB ...
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First launch from USB drive

I recently downloaded, prepared to use from USB and launched Ubuntu 13.10, but as it is for now I'm getting only problems. This is what I get when launching any of all boot options: calling ...
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Hardware Independent Ubuntu

Sorry about my weird question in advance. My aim is to install Ubuntu -actually Lubuntu- on a USB disk. This is not a problem. I can and I am doing this. However, is it possible to use the same USB ...
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How to make a live USB for mac (using Ubuntu)

I want to make a live USB of Ubuntu 13.10 for an Intel Mac. I am using my Ubuntu PC to do this, I think there has to be a certain filesystem to use for the flash drive. I have looked online, but I got ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu from a USB drive on a Windows XP computer?

My computer is a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. I followed the directions to create a bootable USB using the Linux Pendrive Installer at Ubuntu.com. I have tried editing the boot ...
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Live USB on multiple disks

I currently use Ubuntu gnome 13.10 on a USB drive as a backup os, but I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer too yet, would it be possible to have a live USB (or install to usb) ...
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Formatting a USB flash drive as ext4

I'm making a custom bootable USB flash drive with a persistent partition. Formatting the partition as ext2 obviously makes the filesystem very sensitive to improper unmounting. I remember a while back ...
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Using Ubuntu 13.10 Live USB “an operating system not found” error

I have a Dell that is a few years old, trying to install Ubuntu on it just for something new to try. The computer currently has windows 7, which will boot and run fine, but I'd like to wipe the whole ...
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Attempted to Install ubuntu 13 from USB, instead booted Busybox 1.20.2 ash

As a sort of project, I was attempting to install Ubuntu 13 onto my 2008 vintage eMachines eMD620-5777(has an AMD Athlon 64 processor inside).Note that I am entirely new to Linux (android included). I ...
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Screen: loss of colour issue but not on liveusb

I am not sure if I will make this clear but I have an issue with my motherboard. I have a asus Sabertooth Z77 and running 2x amd HD7990 graphic cards on a watercooling loop. Unfortunately in the last ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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Is it possible to create read-only live USB stick for Ubuntu?

Is it possible to create bootable live USB stick with Ubuntu that does not allow writing anything to it, similar to live CD?
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How can I access my home folder in a live usb directly?

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04 from an 'updated' live usb. By updated I mean I had installed other softwares, removed others, run updates and upgrades, etc. To my surprise, the newly ...
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Make a bootable image of installed linux

Is there a way to create a bootable disk of the installed linux OS retaining all the settings and programs. i.e i'd wanted to restore all the settings and installed programs of my OS when i install it ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Bootable USB for MacBook, bs numerical error

been trying a few ways to create a bootable Live USB thumb drive, all ok until final step. I get this error "dd: bs: illegal numeric value" I tried adding an upper case "M" as directed, this made no ...
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Using Ubuntu live CD how to mount my old backtrack install?

I have an old install of Backtrack 5 amd64 and yesterday i tried to upgrade it. For some reason that upgrade failed and i cannot manage to get it working. So I now want to copy my data from some ...
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How to access the GUI in Ubuntu 12.04 while running from a disc?

I am trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 from a disc, without installing it on the hard disk. All I can access is a command line but no graphical interface. The command line is ubuntu@ubuntu or something ...
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Cannot successfully create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive

I am trying to create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive. I tried the Universal USB Installer and UNETbootin to create it but when I booted the USB stick, error loading operating system shows up. I ...
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Live USB Boot error

I have a system without a hard drive. I've used the start-up disk creator to copy the 13.04 .iso to the usb. I've used the same USB on multiple systems to install to a second USB stick. On this ...
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DualBoot 32Win & 64Mac from Live USB +Persistance

So I have a 32 bit Live USB with persistance that I use to write code, cause that's just how I roll. I can boot it onto my school computers(32 bit Win) no problem, but obviously not my Mac (2007 iMac, ...
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Live USB hangs on boot

Trying to re-install Ubuntu GNOME on my Lenovo Y500 laptop. I used nomodset and deleted quiet splash in the command line (otherwise it just hangs at a black screen). It starts doing something, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 boot to a purple screen soon after installation completed

After the install of Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, using a LiveUSB finished correctly, it boots to a purple screen, and that's it. What to do?
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Creating functional live USB

So I think I have done everything good. Set up so that USB has first boot priority, installed everything on my USB stick so everything would be like on disk: But I am getting this message when I ...
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Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
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Mounting the persistence partition (casper-rw) read-only

I'm trying to create a fresh ISO image for use on a USB stick. I've partitioned my USB stick into 2 partitions, one vfat and one ext4. The vfat partition has the ISO and GRUB2 installed to it, such ...
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Can I download ubuntu on a mac and burn it to a cd for windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to download ubuntu on my mac and make a bootable cd or flash drive for a PC with windows 7. how could I do this?
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Boot from USB with 3g/4g

Does a small USB stick exist which has built in 3g or 4g, and can be plugged into any computers usb port to boot into linux giving you internet access using the 3g or 4g built into the USB stick which ...
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Cannot even boot from 13.04 or 13.10 live USB [duplicate]

I would like to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 (or maybe 13.04), yet I cannot even boot from the live USB with the try Ubuntu option. I get to a screen than offers me to run in low graphics ...
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Lenovo y510p with HDMI monitor (RESOLVED)

When I boot from Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit live from USB, then secondary monitor on HDMI works fine. After installing Ubuntu, the secondary monitor on HDMI port doesn't work. If I reboot with live Ubuntu, ...
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Problem creating boot option for USB

I have a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 13.10, but my ASUS g74 laptop doesn't have a boot option for USB. I can create one, but it asks for a path. The drive is the G drive, is it then /boot/grub? ...
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Boot from USB SYSLINUX error [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Linux from a USB created through using the Universal USB Installer. When i try to boot my laptop (HP Pavilion G6 Series) displays: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013 - 07 - 25 Copyright ...