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

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How do you create a live persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC?

Hello I have actually successfully created a live Ubuntu USB (12.04.3 64-bit on 8GB LiveUSB) using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a Mac. Or, if anyone has any ...
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do i have to format usb for booting if its Fat32 already?

I dont really have a pc to download universal usb installer. The only devices i have are: Fat32 usb My smartphone A ubuntu with a Failed update that makes og unable to use or open download files. It ...
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HP Pavilion 15 pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 - unable to install Ubuntu 12.10

I have purchased HP Pavilion 15 pre-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) and I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a live USB, but it does not install another Ubuntu version.
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Ubuntu getting too long to shut down

I had a problem with Grub after I downloaded Windows 8. I couldn't access it anymore and so couldn't access the Ubuntu partition that was on my laptop. Since I needed to restore the files on the ...
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Boot to shell script

I want to make a live usb boot just to execute a script with echo off. Then, I want it to continue to boot on to the original OS. I need to repair a bunch of computers that got attacked through the ...
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Issue with Ubuntu live USB installer graphical glitches

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my HP Pavilion DV2500 laptop for a while now. I had no issues with 12.04 and 12.10, but when I tried installing Ubuntu 13.10 these graphical glitches ...
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PC won't boot from usb

lately I have been trying to boot using a USB. However, every time I try to boot, it says 'Operating system not found' when there's clearly an os on the USB. Yesterday I was with a friend who inserted ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu from other Ubuntu?

I am newb in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a LiveCD as a dual boot with Windows 7. It was working until a month ago and I found a lot of bugs here. Yesterday after an update, video drivers ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a USB external drive for booting?

I want to boot Ubuntu on my mac air(2010) using my external 1TB drive. I converted the install to .img fine in Terminal. Now i need to make a bootable usb drive to install I tried to do the sudo ...
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boot an HP mini 210-1024 from a usb stick using 12.0.4.3 live.

I am trying to boot an HP mini 210-1024 from a usb stick using 12.0.4.3 live. this works on my IBM t-42. The stick was built using unetbootin. The hp gets to the HP screen, the press esc to enter ...
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Please create self-installable USB option

Creating a bootable USB stick is pretty easy, and that's swell. What I would like is a bootable USB stick that can then install on itself. There are more and more systems being sold without CD ...
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How to make a persistent live Ubuntu USB with more than 4GB

I want to make a persistent live Ubuntu/ Mint usb drive with more than 4gb of storage. I know there is an option of installing linux directly on the drive but I dont want to do this as it will ...
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'corrupted kernel image' error while booting from USB stick

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 and I used "Universal USB installer" to make a live usb and boot with it, once it's complete and I booted I get this error :"syslinux no default or ui configuration directive ...
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Extend live USB overlay partition

I am using a Lubuntu live usb as kind of mobile or rescue system. It's installed on a ~4GB Stick. Now that I wanted to update the software (aptitude full-upgrade), I ran into some "disk full" errors. ...
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universal usb installer ,reboot then black screen with a white “_” [duplicate]

i use universal usb installer 1.9.5.1 and use ubuntu 11.10/12.04/13.10 to make a usb OS, but when i finished the making process as i reboot my computer i got a black screen with a white cursor on the ...
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Help with Ubuntu 13.04 on a USB Flashdrive!

I have a issue when I try and boot Ubuntu from my USB, it will take me to the Ubuntu splash screen with the dots, change my resolution to 1280x720 and then my screen will go blue and nothing happens, ...
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mounting /rofs of LiveUSB as rw partition,possibility ? How?

So what i know from what i see,the LiveUSB root directory reside on /rofs partition,and what i know it's a file named filesystem.squashfs and use loop partition table so basiclly it's an system image ...
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Ubuntu Live 12.04.3 x64 Skip installation screen

My laptop's internal HDD broke a week ago and now it won't boot (or do anything) from it. So I made a Live stick since I only use the computer for surfing and watching BluRay. Note: The stick has been ...
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Startup Disk Creator not recognizing selected ISO in 13.10

I recently downloaded the Lubuntu 12.04 LTS ISO for Power PC (I want to install it on an old iBook G4), but when I go to select the ISO in Startup Disk Creator, it just remains blank in the Source ...
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How to add init scripts to LiveUSB from Windows

Currently i have a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 14.04 Installed and trying to add sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom to init script so my read-only part of LiveUSB can be remounted as read-write partition. what ...
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Where to go from the purple screen [duplicate]

I am 100% new and have 0% experience with Ubuntu. I can safely say I don't know nor understand 90% of the things I've seen and done so far regarding this. I'm using a bootable USB stick to boot this. ...
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No boot from USB option after booting to Windows 8

I removed a hard drive with only Ubuntu on it from my laptop (a Lenovo Z710) and replaced it with a hard drive containing only Windows 8. Before booting to the Windows drive, I put the Ubuntu drive ...
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Dropbox on LiveCD (Persistent)

On a 'persistent' live-USB, the dropbox installation 'forgets' email & password, and reinstalls at every reboot. (The command line client also suffers from the same problem) Does anyone know a ...
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How to create UEFI-only bootable USB live media?

Having live media that can boot both ways can be a problem when installing Ubuntu onto currently available Windows 8 computers. In other words the key advantage to creating UEFI-only bootable USB ...
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Multiple casper-rw partitions for LiveUSB persistence?

So I have a bunch of small flash drives around 4 gbs or so. 4 gbs is not enough space for me to store all my files in my persistent liveusb. So is it possible to set up multiple casper-rw partitions ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside a pre-installed version of Windows 8 with UEFI

I've heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, so I decided to try it out on my HP notebook 2000 laptop (via LiveUSB). My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, and it has a UEFI system. However, ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu - bootable USB

I had an old laptop, installed Ubuntu (don't remember version) on it with bootable usb. Nothing went wrong. However I changed the old laptop with a new one (mostly gaming reasons) and Ubuntu is simply ...
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How do I create a live USB installer from a Mac? [duplicate]

I have a new PC and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I only have a Mac to create the installation medium. How can I create a live USB for installation?
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How to automatically run a specific command on Live USB on boot?

I can mount my Live Ubuntu partition with this sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom what i'm asking is simple.How to make that command running automatically on every Live USB boot ? Thankyou
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binary white-listed? with usb [duplicate]

I was intalled ubuntu 12.04 in my Asus S7765 w8 x64 with USB, when I restar my notebook apears this "binary white-listed" after this only show the console and the commands. please help me What I make ...
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Mounting the Live-USB partition

It is possible to mount the partition where the ISO extracted (Or we can say the root partition of a Live-USB ) not as Read-only but as read/write-able partition ?
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additional drivers not showing up when syslinux.cfg is used to boot livecd straight to desktop

I have created a custom LiveCD of Ubuntu 12.04.3 32bit using UCK. I created a bootable USB using Startup Disk Creator and I am able to detect and install additional drivers without a problem when a ...
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Can't create Windows 7 install bootable USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable windows 7 installation USB drive through Ubuntu. I was recommended to use PowerISO to do this, however the software isn't recognizing any of my USB flashdrives. I've ...
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12.04.3 live flash repeatedly asks for login on boot

Installed ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386 to a flash drive. Booted it, mounted a harddrive and then umounted it. Changed desktop resolution, shut down. The app I used to install the image on the flash ...
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Disable ethernet and hard drive access on an Ubuntu Live CD

I'm a teacher. At our school, we're looking into the possibility of using a custom LiveCD (or USB rather) for our students during exams. We want the live CD to come pre-installed with programs such ...
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update the kernel on USB?

I boot 13.10 64-bit from a USB so I can use my work laptop for personal stuff :P Is there any way to update the kernel? I tried once to do a dist-upgrade and it made the USB unbootable (I had to ...
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What is the role of the following files during boot from live usb?

/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic.efi.signed /usr/lib/linux/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic.efi.signature /casper/vmlinuz.efi /cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed /casper/initrd.lz ...
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USB mouse and keyboard not working in Xubuntu LiveUSB

I'm at my wit's end trying to get the latest version of xubuntu to run or install from a USB drive. Here's what happens: when I boot from the USB drive, I choose the 'Try Xubuntu' option from the ...
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Alienware x51 Booting Issues [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu i was able to do the 1 restart after the install and i can overtime i wipe my drive and reinstall but after im meet with a purple screen (No Ubuntu logo) then it goes black and ...
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Does data save while trying Ubuntu 13.10 Booted through EFI on Macbook pro retina (late 2013)

Im trying to make safe and secure bitcoin paper wallets and the only Ubuntu live cd that will work is the 13.10 version ( Ubuntu 12.04 wont boot at all matter what on my new MacBook Retina that has ...
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Can't make bootable USB

I'm trying to create a bootable USB - I get the error message: An error () occured while executing syslinux. Your USB drive won't be bootable. I'm using the Universal USB installer 1.9.5.1 from ...
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Multi-partition multi OS bootable USB

I want to create a recovery flash drive. I have my 8 gb flash drive[Kingston data traveller] with me. I also have the required .iso files for a>Ubuntu 13.10 b>Boot-repair disk c>AVG Rescue CD I Wish ...
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Ubuntu server 13.10 ISO doesn't show install as an option

I'm booting to a live USB with the Ubuntu server 13.10 ISO. When it boots, it asks for my language, I select English, and then all I see are "Test memory", "Boot from first hard disk", and "Rescue a ...
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USB boot hangs on scanning hard disk partitions to create /etc/fstab

I'm trying to dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu on a Lenovo Ideapad y510p. I shrank my windows 8 partition from ~900gb to ~600 gb (leaving ~300gb) for ubuntu. I have UEFI. I have disable SRT, ...
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“Boot Failed” when trying to install ubuntu 13.10

Hello I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 out of my flash drive and into an external hard drive. But everytime I try to boot it says "Boot Failed". Did anyone get this error before? Because I really ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 failed. Boot into command line window and cant boot with live usb.

I started an upgrade to 12.04 but stalled during install. Now, the system boots directly into command window where I must sign in. I tried creating a bootable USB (no CD drive installed) with ...
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Can't create a bootable ubuntu USB stick with ubuntu

The startup disk creator crashes! I followed the instructions carefully and I've tried many times (about 5 times). It crashes at the same part every time. When it asks for the password and says that ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer/live fails to boot from USB with exfat partition

i can't boot ubuntu LIVE/INSTALLER from usb stick with exFat Partition, anyone know how add support for exfat in a live CD/USB?
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Is this correct Ubuntu for me?

I have Intel I7 4770 processor with 4GB RAM. I am downloading Ubuntu from this link. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/questions?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=lts It is Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer/live fails to boot from DVD/USB on UEFI

I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite S50-A that came loaded with Windows 8.1. I would like to live boot Ubuntu from a USB drive, or failing that, a DVD. (I do not want to install Ubuntu on this ...