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Saving data into bootable pendrive

I've created a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu 13.04, and my windows and linux machines still recognize it as a normal FAT32 flash drive with data in it. Would it still work the linux boot if I saved ...
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Where are the ISOs for disk encryption version of Ubuntu 13.04

I would like to do a bootable usb key and encrypt the system. This was done before with alternate CDs but it seems that it does not exist anymore. Where are the ISOs that replace the alternate Cds ? ...
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Is it possible to have persistance with an alternative install (for encryption)?

I would like to make a bootable encrypted usb key. I understand that I have to use an alternative install (and will encrypt the whole key partition). Would I still be allowed to have persistance (I ...
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Can I install software on a bootable usb key?

I have a question. Say I make a bootable usbkey, what would happen if I install some software with synaptic ? will it persists over boots (like if it was a real hard drive). Or should I create another ...
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How to create a bootable usb HFS+ on ubuntu?

I've been trying to make an usb stick that is formatted to HFS+ (done) and then make bootable image from Mac OS X .iso. If the usb is not HFS+ my mac doesn't recognize it as a usb bootable. Does ...
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Help reinstalling ubuntu

I need help reinstalling my ubuntu please. I installed it on a different partition from windows but i broke sudo and as a result I can't boot into ubuntu anymore. but i don't want to loose my files. ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

Hello all you Linux'ers. I have used Ubuntu before, and really enjoyed using it, but it was set up by a friend of mine in the computer science department of our university, and we were making a ...
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Will a 64 bit operating system ran as fast and smooth from a flash drive as the 32 bit version does? [closed]

I have a bootable flash drive that i use ubuntu from. The computer i use it on is powerful enough to run a 64 bit operating system(windows is installed). Does the fact that it is 64 bit matter in ...
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Grub2 64signed Package Failed

While installing Ubuntu I got that error. I don't know how to use it. But, I didn't face any error while installing Debain. Can someone help me to get out of this?
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Error while installing ubuntu 12.04.3 from usb drive. Now harddrive is undetectable, how can this be fixed? [closed]

The error occurred approximately 90% through the installation bar while installing from liveusb and was not specified by any particular error code, just a popup suggesting harddrive troubles and ...
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What is the difference between installing Ubuntu on a USB device and a laptop hardisk? [duplicate]

Now, I have a laptop with Windows 8. For various reasons, I want to install Ubuntu that I can carry with me on the various PCs I work with. The same installation so that I don't have to constantly ...
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Is it possible to install LiveUSB persistent on NTFS or ext4?

Why liveUSB can be installed as persistent only on FAT/FAT32 where max file size is limited to 4GB? Is it possible to choose another files system somehow, for example NTFS or EXT4 for liveUSB ubuntu ...
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Live USB -add files?

I have Ubuntu on a USB drive, each time i boot it it is a clean installation, i.e. there is no persistent files. I would like to be able to boot it up, and access a couple f files from the USB... as ...
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Help starting Ubuntu from bootable USB

This issue has been bothering me for days and I cannot figure it out. I do not know where to begin looking for help, so I figured that I would ask here and hopefully someone may help me. I have ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB drive

I used both programs from http://pendrivelinux.com. Whenever I boot from USB and choose Install to Hard Drive, it stucks at: nouveau [ VBIOS][0000:01:00.0] checking PRAMIN for image How to fix ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac

Today I decided to erase OS X and install Ubuntu - unfortunately something went wrong and now I am asking this question on live mode on Ubuntu. So basically all I did was create a bootable USB stick ...
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Making a Ubuntu pedrive into a regular pendrive

I have weird question with a simple answer, but I'm to lazy for simple. (That was a joke). I have two desktopss and a 32 gig pendrive with ubuntu 12.04 installed. My old desktop is ancient, I'd ...
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Installation reading 'file not found'

I recently created a bootable USB with ubuntu to install on my HP Pavilion DV67OO laptop, but it reads: /casper/vmlinuz.efi: file not found. I double checked the USB file, and it's in the casper ...
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Will making a USB ubuntu boot disk wipe my USB stick?

I'm following this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu and I know a lot of boot-disk creation stuff will wipe my USB---it's 30GB which is more than I can comfortably ...
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Installing ubuntu-sdk requires cdrom. I have liveUSB

While installing ubuntu-sdk, the following is the output. Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release i386 (20130424)' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press ...
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Create bootable USB drive on Mac for Windows [duplicate]

I need to create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu for a Windows machine, but I got a Mac... How can I make a bootable USB on a Mac, for a Windows machine?
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Boot multiple extracted ISOs from USB

All, (again) I am trying to make a live USB for multiple linux CDs. I have made a folder named "linux" on the root of the USB and in it is folders for: Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 "ubuntu1304" Ubuntu ...
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Help please? Downloaded ubuntu 13.04 onto usb and can't find .iso file in order to create a bootable usb [duplicate]

I asked a question which was immediately merged with this question: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? . I can understand most of what is said there, except that ...
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Persistant drive viewable files

I created a persistant drive of 500mb on my 4 gig usb drive using netbootin and a linux image. If I choose to save files (word documents, pictures) where do I see the persistant drive to save them ...
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13.04 installed from Live-USB fails to boot

Good day all. I recently installed, rather tried to install, 13.04 on my laptop. I installed from Live-USB, created with LiLi creator. The installation seems to go well. During the process i think I ...
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Macbook pro 5,5 dvd drive is busted, lubuntu bootable USB key doesn't show in alt boot menu

I followed this http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx using a lubuntu 13.04 image amd64-mac (there are 3 versions, ppc, 64bit pc, 64bit mac). I'm not sure wether my ...
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“Starting Restore Sound Card State” fails and live USB boot hangs on MacBookPro4,1

My MBP doesn't have a working DVD drive, so I'm unable to do a live CD. I'm trying to install Ubuntu and–after removing the quiet and splash options and adding nomodeset–I can get Ubuntu almost ...
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How to install Ubuntu from USB in Windows 8?

After modifications in the BIOS, the system doesn't boot from USB. How can I install Ubuntu 12.04 using a LiveUSB? Original message: Despues de la diferentes modificaciones en la BIOS de mis ...
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need help putting ubuntu on a usb it has 2g of free space

need help putting ubuntu on a usb I dont see any options to download ubuntu onto a usb it just says desktop, server, or cloud dont know which one is for usb's help please thnks
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How to boot Ubuntu 13.04 from Windows 8 with a UEFI computer (Intel Pentium processor)

first of all, I am going to introduce my computer's identity (sort of): ASUS SonicMaster 750GB HDD 8GB RAM Processor: Intel Pentium (1,80GHz of speed) Windows 8 already installed Have tryed to boot ...
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Creating a bootable dvd disk with Windows

I want to install Windows 7 from Ubuntu. I know it's tricky but nonetheless I need it. How do I create a bootable dvd disk with Windows then?
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booting from USB stick

I have created a bootable USB stick (USB2/4GB) using the instructions at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows. Using 12.0.4 on 32bit laptop. All seems to work, no ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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Why does my LiveUSB not work?

I'm trying to get a dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu on my Asus Vivobook. I have disabled FastBoot, I disabled FastStartup. I have set the boot sequence in the correct order (and that works) I have have ...
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I can't figure out how to start

Ok. So, I downloade Ubuntu, but now I don't know how to create a usb so I can stick it in my dos laptop for installation. It downloaded in a compressed file. I have disk, boot, casper, dists, install, ...
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Boot-repair won't install “unable to locate package”

My computer won't boot so I am trying to install boot-recovery using the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair. The initial command runs fine: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How to create Live USB from a running Ubuntu installation

I installed Ubuntu and did some customisations (actually, it's on a VM running inside VirtualBox, however this might not be relevant). Now I wonder, whether it would be possible to create a Live USB ...
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Boot Failure from USB Flash Drive after Changed Boot Order

I have live ubuntu 12.04 desktop on a usb flash drive. I've gone into my BIOS and changed the boot order so that it runs external drives first. On startup, when the flash is in, it will start to boot ...
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bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
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Hide windows 7 partition from Ubuntu 12.04 USB

I am so hopelessly tired of following posts on all forums including this one. I only want my windows 7 partition to be invisible from my Ubuntu 12.04 which I install and run from a USB flash drive. I ...
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What mount point should I use?

I just installed Ubuntu twice and I get a GRUB Error. I think it's because of the mount point. Since I put it at the root of the HDD. Where do I put it? Is it / or /boot? Or am I completely wrong? ...
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Ubuntu Boots, But stays on shell!

I have a Dell Optiplex 160L and I'm booting Ubuntu 13.04 from a LinuxLiveKey USB. It loads all the way through the purple Ubuntu loading screen then goes back to shell. then it gets stuck on ...
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No Startup Selection Screen for option to run from DVD or USB Stick

How do I get the startup selection screen prompt to run from a DVD or USB stick? My computer(s) see the DVD or USB stick and I can boot, but it just goes right into graphical install mode & then ...
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Installing 12.04 from 12.10 with black screen issue [duplicate]

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and now have an issue with a black screen upon booting. Im having a lot of trouble with this issue and I dont care to fix it anymore. I still have the usb drive ...
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Installing 13.04 on Lenovo v570 via LiveUSB and UEFI?

Ok so I created a few Live USBs for 13.04 and I'm trying to install it on my v570, but when I try to boot from the USB it just loads a black screen and doesn't do anything. I've heard that there is a ...
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Live Persistant Install Won't Boot

I've installed Ubuntu on a flash drive via UNetbootin and it worked flawlessly up until today. A few moments after I booted it said "System Problem Detected" and I reported it. I disregarded this ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 11.04 apps on live usb [closed]

I have ubuntu 11.04 on a 3.6gb usb flash drive. My wifi connection is working fine. But, i cannot install apps via sudo apt-get install. It says, failed to fetch repository. I try the software ...
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Uninnstall ubuntu, install Windows 8 [duplicate]

Windows 8 I really want to replace ubuntu with windows 8. I cant figure out how :O Can someone please help me? And yes, i have bought windows 8. I have the ios file, but I also need help to create ...
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Bootable usb stick created in MacOS X with dd doesn't boot, what I did wrong?

I have created a USB Stick according with the dd command and complete OK all the operation but when I try to get it booting with alt/option I don't see the USB option. There is something wrong I made? ...
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Convert a live CD to a bootable USB

I bought an Ubuntu CD that contains an ISO image file (.iso). I want to install Ubuntu on a netbook and it cannot be done by the CD, so I have to install Ubuntu by USB. How can I convert the Ubuntu CD ...