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

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Is that possible to transfer already installed Ubuntu to a bootable USB stick?

I would love to transfer my modified and configured Ubuntu installation to a bootable pendrive so I could use it later anywhere. I hope that it's achievable and there's already been made some ...
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Kernel panic - can't install Ubuntu on old Windows xp desktop

I have an old desktop running Windows xp. Several years ago I installed Ubuntu on it using wubi. It ran really well but I uninstalled it for some reason. The computer's been sitting in the basement. I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on the same USB stick as the installer is on?

Yes I know how to install Ubuntu LiveCD on a USB stick, but what I want to know how to do is how to install full Ubuntu on the same USB stick that the LiveCD is booted from. So, install Ubuntu LiveCD ...
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Ubuntu Web kiosk booted from a usb or cd/dvd

Is there a way to make a bootable usb/cd/dvd with ubuntu that works as a web kiosk? So that it boots into a fullscreen browser? I only want to change the homepage and splash screen.
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Hide live boot partition on USB-HDD

I installed a "live" Ubuntu 14.10 on my external harddrive. I don't want it to be seen by other operating systems all the people get confused by the 2 partitions. Is this possible?
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Can't boot LiveUSB Ubuntu

I can't install LiveUSB Ubuntu. Once it load, it stay freezed or black and then it reboots. I couldn't find any solution. My laptop: Toshiba, Satellite L745D, AMD 64bits A6-3420 APU 8Gb
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What partitions should show up in Gparted from a live USB?

When I try to dual-boot ubuntu 15.04 and windows 8.1 and creating partitions for ubuntu, I see pages of partitions I have no awareness of. On top of that, I can't see my C drive or any other ...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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Broadcom wireless device BCM4360 with wireless adapter number 14e4:43a0

You know BCM43xx drivers are headache. I could not find any access point when I first installed ubuntu. I have tried to install the driver with code below: sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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must the Flash drive be FAT to be bootable?

I used Startup Disk Creator to put an Ubuntu ISO file on a Flash drive FAT formatted. That booted. I was not able to boot when I used unetbootin (Universal Net Boot Installer) to put the same Ubuntu ...
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Can I make a LiveUSB from a LiveUSB?

I often upgrade to a new release of Ubuntu, think I could have got some malware and then have to use my LiveUSB to install a fresh install, however the LiveUSB is using an old version, so I was ...
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“The selected boot device failed” when attempting to boot a Live USB on my device

Today I received my new convertible device, a HP Pavilion x2 10-n015n, which came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 32bit. As I'd like to - at least testwise - install Ubuntu GNOME on it, I created a ...
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Blank/Black Screen After Auto-Install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

I have created a LiveUSB of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS using LiLi and have changed the boot order in my BIOS to boot from USB first. Once that LiveUSB was created, I booted into and did an auto-install. ...
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kali linux 1.1.0 USB Boot [closed]

I'm trying to make an USB with Kali linux, but have got a lot of problems with version 2.0, so maybe is a version bug and i want to try with the first release, but every link i found is dead or didn't ...
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How to run .bin files with a newly USB booted Ubuntu desktop with no programs that can read .bin files?

I have literally finished building a computer maybe two hours ago for the first time, and to gain internet access I need to first read a .bin file that is needed to remove the restriction from freely ...
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Booting a Live USB ISO as an Alternate OS

I recently fixed a virus-laden Windows laptop for a teenage niece, but I am sure she will gum it up again. Unfortunately, she isn't ready to make the plunge to Ubuntu, but I thought an accessible live ...
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Unable to try /install any linux distribution

Product Name: HP Envy X360 u110dx Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) when i tried to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as live from bootable USB.it shows options like try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu ...
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Booting Lubuntu from External Hard Drive on Acer C720 Chromebook [duplicate]

I am trying to boot Lubuntu from an External Hard Drive using SeaBIOS on an Acer C720 Chromebook. I am in developer mode, and have done the following commands: sudo crossytem dev_boot_usb=1 sudo ...
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Ubuntu does not boot - not even from live cd

I have Ubuntu installed on my second partition. I wanted to copy a folder and I got told ls is an unknown command. So I tried to restart but it doesn't boot anymore. Just a console login appears but ...
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What's the best way to write an Ubuntu ISO image on a USB stick? [closed]

This is the third time I've tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 64-bit on the same laptop, and each time it caused different problems! Each time I wrote the same iso image to a USB flash drive by ...
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Bootable usb Secure boot error on an Acer aspire e1 win10

I've got a windows 10 machine and have been trying for a while using different software to get the bootable usb to work (couldn't make it work with a few distros I tried) I downloaded the iso, used ...
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Live USB and RAM

I have wrote an Ubuntu ISO image to an USB pen-drive. I think Ubuntu is loaded in RAM, and nothing is wrote on my USB. I need to be 100% sure that nothing is wrote onto the USB pen-drive. I am asking ...
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Unable to install from live USB

I am new to Ubuntu. I tried making a bootable USB to install Ubuntu 15.04 or 14.04 on my old laptop. I used Rufus or Linux Live USB Creator. However, whenever I try to load it up on my laptop, it ...
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Gentoo Live dvd installation using Ubuntu?

I am unable to create bootable USB using Ubuntu with unetBootin. How can I manually create it using gentoo.iso file moreover how can I copy 6GiB file on a usb?.
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Is there any way to tell if someone has been running Ubuntu live on my computer?

Is there any way to tell if someone has been running Ubuntu live on a computer? I am the one running ubuntu live on my computer and I just wanted to know if any files or anything else is being left on ...
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Purple screen to black screen to nothing [duplicate]

I want to make my old cpu work again. I made a usb stick bootable. Installed the ubuntu 14.04.03 on my cpu..told me that installation is complete and reboot to use it. I use a tv as a monitor so ...
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I have problems when mounting my USB drive in a nonstandard location

My USB drive gets mounted under /media/username. I tried using umount to mount under /media/usbdisk instead. Well, theoretically it worked, but when I used MultiSystem Multiboot USB Creator it doesn’t ...
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Bootable USB needs CD-ROM?

I am attempting to install 'Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS' with a Flashdrive (there is no DVD/CD onboard). However, after keyboard selection a notification is presented saying: "Your installation CD-ROM ...
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Startup disk creator : failed to load module

04 installed i want make bootable usb disk using Startup Disk creator. When i clik Other.. button the file select window pops up, when i select the .iso file nothing will open/add to the list. I ...
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How do i boot from a live usb?

SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED So i just made a liveUSB on my ubuntu but i have no clue how to use it now! I plug it in the usb socket and...nothing happens. I tried searchincg online but couldn't find ...
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Have Ubuntu on flashsh drive [duplicate]

I have downloaded Ubuntu to a 8 GB flash drive and I am not sure how to load it onto my PC (Acer Aspire z1800 running Windows 7)plus I don't want to lose Windows 7 and I would eventually like to have ...
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Is there a really easy way to make a live USB in win 8?

So far I have always used linux distros to create USB live installers, but now the only thing I have is win8. I have tried that Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.1 and it doesnt get me anywhere. Is there ...
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Can I have the portability of a LiveUSB with the performance of a USB install?

In particular I would like to have a dynamically installed GPU driver based on the target system. NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel. So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up ...
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Ubuntu not getting installed: Error: Kill process or sacrifice child

I was trying to clean boot my pc using bootable usb & suddenly the power was off and later when I restarted my pc it was not even entering the installation mode. It is showing errors like :this I ...
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Install Ubuntu to USB key, configure it, and then mark it as read only

Writing a Ubuntu image to a usb key and booting from it is great; you can check out Ubuntu before installing it, and it's great that it's read only because you could do some online ...
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Is it possible to create a USB Bootable version of Ubuntu with Persistent Storage?

I saw this link on how to create a version of Fedora that can boot directly from a USB stick and have persistent storage as large as the stick itself. I tried this method to no avail. I have also ...
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Booting Ubuntu from multiple usb

Can Ubuntu usb stick be run from a usb divider with another usb as a memory extension? And I have another outrageous idea, is it possible to connect 2 usb in one partition with a usb divider?
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Running Live with 4GB RAM. 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM and it is fully 64-bit capable. However I prefer to run Ubuntu from Live CD or USB. This takes 2GB of the RAM as the main drive. Does that leave me with 2GB of RAM? ...
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Login loop when I try Ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on my acer 7741ZG but I detected some problems before installation thanks the liveUSB. When I try Ubuntu, the login screen appears, very strange for a liveUSB, I put ...
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How much free space does a Live USB logical partition need to work properly?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Live USB with 4GB of persistence using Universal USB Installer on a 32GB USB. I split the USB's partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard obtaining a primary ...
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Should I dual boot with ubuntu 15.04 or ubuntu 14.04? And how do I actually dual boot with these?

Almost all the guides I can find are for earlier versions of ubuntu or do not apply to my situation. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain whether I should dual boot ubuntu 14.04 or ...
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Deleted drivers. How to get them back with LiveUSB?

I needed fglrx drivers, but for some reason they don't work with my computer. (Login Loops) (AMD Sapphire Radeon R7 User) So I purged them with recovery mode.. but then I was not able to get ...
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Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS

Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS, but after reboot I get the options to Intall, Try without Installing. I attempted boot-repair and no avail paste.ubuntu.com/12209015
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Bootable Ubuntu on USB

I am looking to create a permanent copy of Ubuntu on a USB, not just a trial version. I have succesfully created a bootable version on USB (Ubuntu 14.04.3) and even managed to install packages etc. ...
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Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
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Accidentally deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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What version is this Live CD / Live USB?

I often have a number of Live CDs sitting around (actually USBs) and I'm not always sure which version is which. Is there some quick way to find out the Ubuntu version I'm looking at? Perhaps a file I ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Live USB Flash Drive with casper-rw persistent partition

So, I've spent the last day going through similar questions, and can confirm first that this is not a duplicate of: Ubuntu Live-USB Using a "casper-rw" Partition Persistent Ubuntu 14.04 USB fails to ...
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errors in mounting usb while trying to create live usb for an os

I am trying to create a live USB of an OS. but while installing, the USB is having problems being partitioned. On the install screen it says that the changes to the disk have been written but the ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...