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GParted Closing When Applying Operations

Recently I've been trying to get Lubuntu 14.04 running off of a SD Card (the computer I'm running this on only has 1 GB of hard disk space). I've created and used "Live SD"'s like this with ...
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Determine Ubuntu version on SDD using Live CD

I have Ubuntu installed on my SSD but unable to boot to it after a SSD-to-SSD clone. I want to repair/reinstall Grub, but I don't recall the version of Ubuntu I had installed. So I have booted with a ...
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i installed xubuntu and cant find how to make a bootable usb on it

I installed xUbuntu and am not a huge fan of it. I want Ubuntu back and can't figure out how to make a bootable usb on XUbuntu. Please tell me my options
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Canonical shop - Bootable USB stick - Ubuntu 16.04

I can't find information about the size in GB for the bootable USB stick that Canonical is selling. Do they sell them in 2, 4, or 8 GB in size? Has anyone already purchased it to confirm?
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Unable to create additional partitions on Ubuntu Live USB drive

After using Ubuntu 16.04's Startup Disk Creator to create a live (16.04) environment on my 4GB USB drive, I'm unable to create additional partitions (tried both FAT, Ext4, primary and logical) in the ...
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Can not boot Ubuntu 16.04 from flash drive

I created Ubuntu bootloader on flash drive and when I start Ubuntu from it then I get only terminal with such a message: Erst: can not request [mem 0xbd2e903f - 0xbd2eb03e] for ERST No caching mode ...
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16.04 Installer Crash and “No Bootable Device” with Acer R11

The trouble in Installer Crash and "No Bootable Device" with Acer R11 is nearly identical except for the version and the fact that it has no cd drive - must use USB install. I can "try ...
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Ubuntu live USB installing on Macbook pro 8.2

I have been having issues for the past 2 days trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my 2011 Macbook pro 15 inch (no dualboot with OSX). I wanted to turn it as a Linux only machine. Long story short, 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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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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Installation on HP Pavilion

I am using Windows 10 on HP Pavilion. I want to use Ubuntu as primary OS. I made a bootable USB stick using RUFUS, but I can't boot into Ubuntu OS. I am tired of changing USB as my 1st preference in ...
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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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bash -c 'QT_X11_NO_MITSHM=1 /usr/bin/unetbootin “rootcheck=no”'

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. I'm trying to create a live USB key, so I installed Unetbootin from the ppa given in the app's page: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [closed]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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error unknown filesystem. grub rescue issue on booting ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 on my WD my passport 1 tb external hdd on a 150 GB partition newly created. I have used live USB for it. When I boot the computer using external hdd it gives unknown ...
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Make custom Ubuntu flavour [duplicate]

I have seen some videos on how to make Ubuntu into a beautiful and efficient i3 system with all unnecessary apps removed. But rather than having to configuring such a system multiple times, I would ...
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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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My labtop dose not recognize the usb bootable flash to install Ubuntu 15.10 amd64

I have an 'Eee PC Asus' and I want to install Ubuntu. I changed the BIOS setting to boot from removable disk, made different software to create boot-able USB (USB works on other laptop) but it does ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB Gnome Terminal not opening by any means

Just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 - i686 and created a live USB with LiLi USB installer. While Trying Ubuntu, can't open Gnome Terminal, neither by clicking the icon, nor by ctrl+alt+t. Can anyone assist ...
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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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errno 5 input output errors please help [duplicate]

I am stuck at installing ubuntu for 6 days. Tried many copies of ubuntu 16 even ubuntu 14 but same error appears. System configuration is : Uefi , 4 gb ram, i5. i want dual boot ,solo ubuntu too ...
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Issue with installing new OS on Ubuntu machine? [closed]

I am having a major issue with installing Windows 10 on my PC that is currently running Ubuntu 14.04. The computer refuses to boot from any Windows 10 live media that I make. I have written the ...
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How to connect to internet when system graphics is not working and I can use only terminal [closed]

How can I run commands on my system in terminal that require internet connection? I am using a live usb. In my system graphics is not working. And I am unable to connect to internet using terminal.
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GRUB trouble (installing Ubuntu, dual-booting with OS X)

I want to be able to dual boot OS X and Ubuntu, but have run into an issue (GRUB). Progress so far: I successfully got rEFInd working on El Capitan (disabled System Integrity Protection and Full ...
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“Boot Error” on live-usb flash drive with 15.10

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 32bits on a Samsung NP-N150-JP05FR, with a live usb created with usb-creator-gtk (from ubuntu 15.10, as superuser) on a FAT32 usb flash drive and get this error : ...
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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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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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Can not boot from Live USB on Toshiba Satellite Click mini

I've got a new Toshiba Satellite Click Mini and as usual, I'd like to get rid of Windows and Install Lubuntu (15.04) ASAP. So I entered bios settings (FN+F2) and disabled secure boot. Then when I ...
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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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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 16....
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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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Ubuntu desktop version 16.04 install: server version is the only available choice

I am trying to install Ubuntu desktop version 16.04 using a USB stick. I have downloaded a program (the one recommended on the Ubuntu website) that turns the USB stick in to a bootable USB stick. I ...
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Create a bootable Gentoo USB from within Ubuntu?

I am unable to create a Bootable USB for Gentoo, using Netbootin on Ubuntu. How can I create a bootable USB using the gentoo.iso file?
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UEFI - Ubuntu Live USB Hard to boot, can't format partitions

I know other people has asked about this before -because i have tried on those solutions and read those answers- but still i ask because none have worked for me. I'm using a a computer made with the ...
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Reliable bootable USB creator in Ubuntu

I need a reliable application which will make usb pen drives bootable. Recently, I tried creating a bootable lubuntu-13-04-alternate usb on a ubuntu 12.10 system but ended up with 'boot error' when ...
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Issue with ubuntu/linux boot and grub [closed]

I have a windows box that I wanted to trial Ubuntu with. So using two usb sticks I used one stick as a Ubuntu installer and installed it onto the other stick. I changed the bois to boot from usb ...
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Can't get Windows 7 USB to work

UEFI BIOS, Hero VII, Xubuntu on a 120GB SSD trying to install Windows 7 on a 2TB HDD I've used WinUSB, UNetBootin, and sudo dd [bs=4M] to straight burn the USB. I can mount the ISO and copy the files,...
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Persistent live install, stop auto login SDDM

I have searched all over and have found similar posts, but they are older and for different flavors. I am not interested in doing a full install. This saves a lot of space off a full install. I also ...
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How can I fix the resolution of my live USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. I can boot into the stick and doing so brings me to a black screen with white text which says grub at the top and has four options to choose from: Try ...
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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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How to boot from a live USB stick in a virtual machine

I've got a USB stick loaded with a live installation of Ubuntu for testing purposes. When I want to use it, I generally reboot to boot into the live USB installation. I'd like to know what the best ...
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LiveUSB creator that works on 14.04

I want to create another LiveUSB of Lubuntu 15.10 or higher with a LiveUSB creator on a Lubuntu 14.04 LiveUSB. Last time I checked, 14.04-14.10 doesn't work AT ALL. It creates the disk and the disk ...
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Device for boot loader installation via USB

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 dual-boot out of my netbook. ...
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Live USB "Check disk for defects” finds defects but doesn't list them

I downloaded the iso file for XUbuntu. I created a live usb using Pen Drive Linux. I turned on my computer, booted to the XUbuntu installation screen, and selected "check disk for defects". A minute ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on computer [duplicate]

I bought this little machine to make my TV (smart). It comes with windows and Android but is a real pain. I was wondering if any one here had this and successfully installed Ubuntu.
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Boot-up and Installation issues on my new Lenovo S20-30 Laptop

I own a new Lenovo S20-30 laptop which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled with the hard drive partitioned. I want to convert this laptop to Ubuntu 15.4. with NO dual boot. I want it to be an exclusive ...
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Corrupt pendrive after making live Ubuntu installer

I have sandisk 8GB I had kali linux installed. I tried to create Bootable live Ubuntu pendrive. I went to the terminal and issued the following commands: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k ...
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Live USB for Ubuntu 15.10 keeps freezing

Just as the title says, anytime I attempt to run the live USB for Ubuntu 15.10 on my computer, the OS will boot fine, but most of the time, the desktop will freeze permanently, usually after ...
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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 requirements?...
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BIOS doesn't recognize live usb after moving to different slot

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, and I downloaded Kali Linux 2016.1 (.iso), and made a persistence usb to boot into. It was working, but I needed to change slots since I didn't realize my microUSB adapter ...