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

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I can't boot my ubuntu usb on my laptop

I have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. I created a bootable Ubuntu stick, deactivated secure boot and fast boot, created a booting destination of the USB port, and chose to boot from ...
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How to install ubuntu 16.04 directly on usb 3.0 drive [on hold]

everything was good the installation finished and the problem is that it wont boot in the os it`s like my usb is not on the pc
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Error while running 'modprobe -v usb-storage' during 16.04 install

This is a server which already has 32 bit Ubuntu 14 installed but I would like to reinstall with 64 bit which it does support. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 as I have done many times before but ...
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Live USB or Live Install better for my needs

The question to be answered is... Which type of installation should I use on my USB (Live USB or full installation or an other options??) and how would I go about doing so to meet all my ...
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Ubuntu Kylin stuck at blue welcome screen

Recently I had installed Ubuntu Kylin on a 32GB USB hard disk (The internal one is not an option currently), and after installing it I am presented with an unchanging "Ubuntu Kylin" blue welcome ...
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How to make installable ISO frile from my current LinuxMintKDE [on hold]

I want to make an ISO file from my current installation that can actually boot. Tried penguiBuilder,SystemBack,Relinux. All three creating ISOs and stuff and all not booting. Tried making the USB ...
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How to Copy System With Systemback of Persistent Live Ubuntu?

System: Dell customer PC Studio XPS 8100 PC, i5 2009, 16 GB; which uses Legacy boot. Active on Persistent Live Ubuntu 16.04. SATA connection to HD-500GB which has System of Ubuntu 16.04 which I want ...
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How can I run Ubuntu without a hard drive?

I have a laptop with NO HARD DRIVE. (It's dead and gone.) I want to boot and run Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. (Not just a 'test drive'.) First question: Is there a difference between a LiveUSB ...
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System wont regonize installation

I have Dell Vostro 15 and he wont regonize installation of ubuntu 16.04 or 14.04. I only have one system. I installed everything normal, after install he ask me to restart in order to make new ...
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i want to make a bootable USB and put win8 on it? [duplicate]

So how do I do that? A friends needs to install win 8 and i got the ISO on my PC, I need to put it on usb,thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu Gnome USB Persistant

How do I add a persistent partition into Ubuntu Gnome when running it from a USB? I'm sure I'm going to get a reply with another guide, but I've been attempting this for days and they aren't solving ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS fresh install fsck freeze

I have just installed lubuntu 16.04 on EEE PC, but I am unable to start it because on startup fsck runs and it freezes at: /dev/sda1: clean, 121552/9707520 files, 1258598/38812416 blocks And no ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB stick on Lenovo IdeaPad g580 (i5)

I can't install Ubuntu on my laptop. Every time I insert the USB stick and boot up the laptop it's stuck for about 2 minutes one the lenovo screen. After that it boots FreeDos (original OS).
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS live USB stops working after initial software update

*Afterthought: with 16GB to work with, does it make more sense to just install full Ubuntu onto the USB, instead of running live with persistent storage? Steps to replicate my problem: From Ubuntu ...
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Can't install alternate CD from USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 with full hard disk encryption. After downloading and installing the Ubuntu live CD, I learned that truecrypt doesn't support full disk encryption on Linux. I also ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on my Laptop - a LOT of problems!

i've been using Windows my whole life, and i really want to test it out on my Notebook(ASUS F205TA-BING-FD018BS, Windows 10 installed). I have tried several Options in doing so (installing over USB, ...
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How to Start Persistent Ubuntu 16.04 in Macbook?

I am trying to find a way to run my Macbook Air 2013-mid from the external media (usb) containing Persistent Ubuntu 16.06, see here for the creation of the stick: Fixing the EFI partition Update ...
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How to fix the checksum on Kali Linux 2.0 light? “No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!” [on hold]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 with multiboot, Win7 Enterprise 32bit, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit. Already tried to make a bootable Kali on a 8Gb usb drive with various methods on both OS. On Win7 I ...
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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways: unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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Ubiquity Do not create users

I create my own distro for school computer and everything is good but ubiquity installer not create user I try to edit casper.conf file and lightdm but it doesn't help me Maybe my live user is ...
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Question about Kodibuntu auto-login default session location? [on hold]

My apologies for mistakes in terminology. I only know enough to be dangerous. OK so I'm running live USB Kodibuntu. I have a casper-rw which keeps data from session to session. The OS automatically ...
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Installing Ubuntu on USB Flash Drive

I know there are many answers to this question on askubuntu and google.com. I have to ask for suggestions and difference between Live USB Installed USB I want to install Ubuntu on ...
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Reinstalling critical files in Recovery Mode

I might have accidentaly purged some critical files, causing my Kubuntu 14.04 to not boot past the startup logo. By entering the recovery mode from a LiveUSB, and running sudo apt-get install -f, I ...
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how long is to recover deleted files by foremost? [closed]

i used foremost in order to recover my 16GB USB flash memory and its taking a lot of time without showing any things! is it normal?
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Winusb doesn't install on Ubuntu 16

So I tried everything in the other issues about this, tried to use apt-get install -f, and it actually remove winusb package, sounds like winusb is impossible to install on ubuntu 16, I tried to ...
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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Create Windows 7 bootable usb without unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys?

How can I create a bootable windows 7 usb without Unetbootin, winusb, or ms-sys? It is the windows 7 ultimate sp1 disc. I have tried the following: using gparted, create ntfs partition manually ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 won't install! [closed]

I'm not exactly new to Linux or Ubuntu, I've had a few years to play with the OS, and though I'm no professional I know a good amount. Needless to say I've come across a problem and I think someone ...
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Grub rescue error: Unknown Commands + Unknown FileSystem + Live Usb

I have been given an Asus EEE Pc 1201PN where Ubuntu and Windows 7 used to live in a dual-boot. When running Windows 7, the Ubuntu partition has been erased and thus, Grub is not working anymore when ...
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How to Make Persistent Live Ubuntu of 16.04?

I need the persistent live Ubuntu of preferably 16.04 because I need to rescue my whole encrypted HDD of 16.04 as discussed in the thread How do I add myself back in sudo group in Encrypted HDD of ...
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Install from a USB but while in Linux

I'm trying to install from a USB with ubuntu but the laptop is pretty old and for some reason the setup wouldn't find the USB in the boot priority menu. How do you start the installation from within ...
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Is Persistence too small for installing 16.04?

While I tried again to install 16.04 on pre-formatted LUKS + lvm2, I created an USB(3) live stick (with usb-creator-gtk, from 14.04). There I choosed a permanence of 4 GiB, for preserving my ...
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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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Can't boot from live USB

I have a laptop whose hard drive has failed (beeps upon startup and displays "no boot device"). I would like to install Ubuntu from a live USB onto another USB, from which I will boot the computer in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS live USB boot error (gfxboot.c32:not a valid COM32R image)

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) lts. I made a bootable usb stick. But I keep receiving this error message upon booting: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 20110518 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al ...
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Discussion/Needing Help (Acer Aspire ES1-512-P0SY)

As said in the title, I want to discuss of why Linux (here more specifically Ubuntu) sometimes will not work. Here's my situation: I currently have an Acer Aspire ES1-512-P0SY and I feel like this ...
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How do I add myself back in sudo group in Encrypted HDD of 16.04 with Strict Security Policies?

I know the threads How do I add myself back as a sudo user?, Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD, ... This thread is about how to add a sudo user back without root and other strict security ...
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Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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Boot Option : ACPI=off

acpi=off is the only way to USB Live Ubuntu/Lubuntu, which eventually shows up only 1 processor (for i7 6700HQ), no power option, no brightness control etc. There are couple of people suffering from ...
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How to make a live usb persistent

I am running a live CD with Ubuntu 16.04 and I am trying to create a persistent image on a usb. I have tried everything, but nothing is working. I am on a Toshiba satellite c-50 b. Please help, it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive using Startup Disk Creator, but I get this error message: An uncaught exception was raised: E:Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf:4: Extra junk at end of ...
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Where is the persistent option for Startup Disk Creator in 16.04?

The Startup Disk Creator no longer shows the option to create a persistent drive. How do I get back this setting in the application?
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Can't boot a live usb .iso in UEFI mode on Lenovo Edge-15 laptop

I was trying to install Gentoo on my laptop Lenovo Edge-15, but I'm having problems booting a live usb .iso in UEFI mode. I then tried to install Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora, and seem to be having the ...
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Cannot login into Ubuntu 16.04 - Some kind of error

I'm unable to log in into Ubuntu 16.04. It is fresh installation from yesterday. Everything was working until I opened my PC today. I cannot believe that something like that happen. Could anyone help ...
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boot-repair after linux installation, without internet connection

I have a tablet dell venue pro 11 with Windows 8 pre-installed and I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on dual boot. Before installing, I partitioned directly from the linux usb stick, I created three ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB Install wants to format other hard drives

Running Install Ubuntu using Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB results in reformatting all swap drives. In addition swap is using existing swap partitions on found hard drives instead of just the swap partition ...
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How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox?

The question is simple and straight forward: How to boot from an USB drive in VirtualBox? EDIT: I have attached usb to VirtualBox as shown in the screenshot. But it is not possible to boot from ...
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Multiboot from USB harddrive

I'm trying to set up an external drive I can use to boot 1 of 4 OSes (Ubuntu 16.04, Tails 2.3, Kali, & Trinity 3.4 which a friend recently brought to my attention). I've tried using YUMI, & ...