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

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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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Add Boot Entry Live Persistent Extracted (to Hard Disk) Files to Windows Bootloader

I have live persistent extracted ISO on my Hard disk. I want to add a boot entry to Windows Boot loader (Currently Working on Win8) to directly boot that Live Persistent extracted ISO. In other words, ...
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How do I put Ubuntu on a NON-flash external USB hard-drive?

Amazingly enough, circumstances have left me without a single USB flash drive, or a working CD-R drive. Also, because I moved about six months ago, I got rid of all my extra Ubuntu CDs that I used to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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How to install Ubuntu 32-bit on Asus C300 chromebook

I have just purchased a chromebook, Asus C300, in hopes that I would be able to install ubuntu on it instead of chrome os. The other options I see are chrubuntu and crouton but neither really give me ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from flash drive, pixelated screen

I am booting live booting Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. At the setup screen (this is the first boot), the screen is very pixelated rendering the software unusable. I am unable to get past the setup ...
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Couldn't find kernel image :/isolinux/isolinux.cfg on USB FLASH Drive [on hold]

I have ACER ASPIRE one net book with Windows 7 32BIT Installed the Universal USB creator Created the Desktop Ubuntu USB drive by following the options given Booted my system then got this error. ...
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*Solved* I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu using a USB, but the boot-up process is stuck [on hold]

Last night, the hard disk of my laptop encountered the click-of-death. As a result, I couldn't boot into my Windows 7 installation anymore. So that it's not a total loss, I took the advice of a ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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start terminal from bootable USB drive

I am running Ubuntu from a bootable USB drive on an old machine. The graphical interface is using up all the memory and I actually just need a terminal. Is there a way to not start the desktop ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading the Ubuntu 14.04, I need run/install it from a bootable Flash drive. I have a bootable pendrive, with grub4dos, and I was looking for someone who had posted the command to run / ...
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How to boot from ubuntu live usb with 'try ubuntu' directly?

I created an Ubuntu 10.10 live usb with persistence feature. And it works well on my PCs. But one thing annoys me is that each time I boot from live usb, I have to choose between "Try Ubuntu" and ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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Custom Live CD using UCK boot to ram

I am trying to create a custom live iso that automatically boots to ram on startup. So I need the ISO I create in UCK to setup toram each time I burn it to a disc or install it on a flash drive. ...
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Live USB Boot Windows 8.1

So im trying to install ubuntu to dual boot windows 8.1 on my hp pavilion. It came pre installed with windows 8.1. Before i get started here please note: I have tried with legacy mode on/off I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot Problem

I am currently using windows 7 and wanted to try out Linux. I found out that Ubuntu is the most easy to learn Linux OS. So I create a Live USB of Ubuntu 14.04 with the help of the following link: How ...
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Name of the application to make bootable USBs from the contextual menu

What's the name of the application to make bootable USBs from contextual menu? I want to see if I can install it on Kubuntu.
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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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Bootable usb stick not boots

i have problem. My bootable usb stick not boots any linux distribution.. it just stop at BIOS, like before turning on OS, but it does nothing. Windows xp/7/8.1 installs boots perfectly. It stopped ...
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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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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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How to create DOS Boot USB flash drive with (X)Ubuntu

I'm trying to boot Xubuntu from USB Flash Drive on my old laptop Fujitsu-Siemens but it shows "Missing Operating system. Operating System not found". Although the Flash Drive works on my current ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB on Zotac Zbox HD

I successfully made bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04. I've already tried it on couple of computers, and it works perfectly. Because I want to boot Ubuntu on these PCs just time from the time, I don't ...
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How to log in after logout in L/UBUNTU live persistent usb?

I have created a persistent live usb of Lubuntu 12.10 on a 16 GB flash pendrive with a 4GB space for persistency. It basically works like an installation, as new programs can be installed and new ...
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Save “apt-get” apps onto a USB

I'm running Ubuntu live off a USB, I do not want to install it though. On the same USB I have a second partition to save files on. How would I save 'apt-get install *' and Software Store apps onto my ...
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Tried to make USB stick from OSX

When trying to make a USB stick for Mac I got this error: MacBookPro-UserName:~ UserName$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/ubuntu/USB-Overdrive-302.img ~/ubuntu/ubuntu.iso hdiutil: convert failed - ...
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Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright

Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 1.8.6.8, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this: SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et ...
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Why do things change between using a LiveCD/LiveUSB and installing Ubuntu?

Here have been a couple of weird experiences I've had with a Ubuntu LiveCD or LiveUSB: 1) I had one of the original Chromebooks (CR-48). I ended up wiping ChromeOS and installing only Ubuntu 12.04.0 ...
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Recovery menu persistent live CD

I am attempting to get into the Recovery Menu console is there a difference entering Recovery Menu between installed and live CD persistent? Can rescue mode be entered on a live persistent USB? I ...
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How to fix “(initramfs) unable to find a medium containing a live file system” on custom Live USB?

I've noticed that a lot of people have asked this before, but no method that I've found seemed to work, so I apologize in advance. I've created a custom Live USB using the Ubuntu Customization Kit ...
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Entire HDD is one big lvm2-pv, hence unable to resize partitions or even bring back Windows

**The History** I have a Samsung NP300 E5C laptop with 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. I bought it as freeDOS. Then I installed Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit OS in it. Then I wanted ...
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Using 'dd' command to create bootable USB stick

Why ISO images of some flavours of Ubuntu can be put on USB stick by dd command and boot successfully, while others flavours don't? Moreover it looks like it is dependant of particular USB stick too. ...
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BootableUSB Stick created for installation, doesn't working on Ubuntu13.04

I also Download a ubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso file and also created a live USB stick by Startup disk creator. It's status said, Live USB disk creation complete. Then I did restart but nothing ...
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USB live error, “cannot open output file F:\autorun.inf”

When I try boot the USB from bios into ubuntu 12.10 it just comes to a menu with a black screen and a couple lines of text. There is no option to run from USB even though I have persistence enabled. ...
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Persistent memory

I was reading this guide to installing Ubuntu on a flash drive to see if there are any new ways of making a persistent boot, but I had a couple of questions. I like this method bc I can have several ...
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How to write two install .iso (for example windows and linux) on one flash?

How to write two installer .iso images (for example Windows and a Linux system like Ubuntu) on one USB flash drive?
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How to create a Live USB key for a SUSE distro on Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu on a daily basis and want to try Suse on my second laptop. Neither Startup Disk Creator (both versions on the Ubuntu Universe) nor unetbootin allow me to use anything different than ...
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How to install Grub2 under several common scenarios

I feel the community has long needed a clean guide on how to install Grub2 under a a few extremely common scenarios. I will accept answer as solved when it has one section per scenario and assumes ...
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Ubuntu to W8 Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I made a liveUSB on ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to boot Windows 8 from a flash drive and I get this message. I see the conversion for the linux. Is there one for the windows?
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External-hdd installation through live-usb

Install 14.04 through live usb to external-hdd on ASUS 105E-DS02, currently running 12.04 with broken wifi. The 8GB live usb and 3 dvds from PRIZX will provide the software. Have read through many ...
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Are desktop files stored in hard drive? [closed]

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and I do not know much about this OS. The problem I am having is getting access to files on the desktop without booting the OS, I am currently running a 14.04_live according to ...
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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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LiveUSB AND LiveCD not letting me install 14.04

Once the purple screen with the keyboard and person appear, I press enter and get taken to a language screen. Once there, I select English, press F6, and then set nomodeset so that it has an ''x' next ...
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Live USB for Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot

I'm having some trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. I downloaded the iso file from ubuntu and with startup disk creator created startup on mu usb-stick. I changed the boot sequence from hdd ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue and Error: No default or UI configuration directive found boot > on pendrive

I have dell inspiron, previously I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Windows 7 and made it dual boot. But since I want to upgrade my Ubuntu version and change the partition spacing, I deleted 11.10 ...
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Explaination of my “efibootmgr -v” output

I am trying to ascertain where the EFI boot records are located on my Lenovo U41o by using the command sudo efibootmgr -v. Can someone explain it to me? $ sudo efibootmgr -v BootCurrent: 0008 ...
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Making bootable usb in Mac OS 9?

So I have an old G3 imac with mac os 9.2 and mac os 10.1.5 installed on it. I would like to use this computer to make a bootable ubuntu usb stick. However when I followed the instructions for using ...
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No operating system found with liveUSB

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 for my studies on my Asus F75V with Windows 8 preinstalled. After many tries, I finally manage to boot on my liveUSB but... the only message I got is "No operating ...
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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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Want to replace Ubuntu 12.04 with 14.04 without using internet

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Dell Vostro laptop. Is there a way to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.o4 using the same disk space which is used by 12.04 currently. My Ubuntu 12.04 DOES NOT connect to ...