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Can I use Docker Machine on Ubuntu Snappy?

Can I run Docker Machine (and Virtual Box) on Snappy? Are there smaller docker images that work better than others? For example: https://hub.docker.com/r/tatsushid/tinycore/ My Goal: Run Docker ...
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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 to fully delete Ubuntu and make portable USB with WIndows and install it

I've spent my whole day trying to create a bootable USB stick with Windows on Ubuntu 14 and install Windows. I have tried almost all ways described here and on the other websites, but my USB stick ...
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Cannot configure common clock

I am trying to install Ubuntu from a USB that I created using the ISO from yourselves. It get to the loading screen that has 2 symbols, I can only describe as, a keyboard and a stick figure. Then ...
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Live USB distros won't stay connected to internet

After booting an Ubuntu 14.04 Live from USB I connect to the internet everything works great for a few seconds, then the internet stops working. It doesn't say it's disconnected or anything like that, ...
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Writing ubuntu img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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Trying to boot from usb stick but I get to GRUB instead

I already have Ubuntu Studio 14.04 alongside Windows 7, but I'd like to try the latest version of the OS that I flashed on a USB stick. However, even if I select to boot from USB on my computer's boot ...
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Lost all the files after restart Linux14.04

How can I login the same account when start Linux, cause each time I shutdown the Linux(A liveUSB), all the documents were gone when restart again. I want to set an account when each time I start ...
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16.04LTS: Any way to install Adobe Flash on a live USB

I am currently in a bit of a pickle, for quite some time I have been running both Linux (Arch to be exact) and Windows on two separate HDD's. After my Win drive failed I decided to save up for two 1TB ...
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How to boot Ubuntu 14.04 with grub4dos (RMPrepUSB)

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04, I would run it from a bootable USB stick. I already have the bootable USB stick with grub4dos, and I was looking for a 'guide post' with the command to boot Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live-USB Casper Partition

I had no issues with this in 15.04 or 15.10, so I suspect this is new to 16.04. I have frequently used the Universal USB Installer to create Live USBs with a casper-rw file for persistence. Once two ...
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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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Solved ! Grub Installation Failed Ubuntu 16.04 fresh Installation, Unable to Boot form USB

I was trying to fresh install Ubuntu 16.04 on DELL 3521, Previously i was using 15.04. System was getting slow so i wanted to install fresh, I deleted the /, /boot, /swap and recreated. There are ...
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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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Are there any know errors in the Ubuntu 16.04 bootable USB sticks that we create with the disk creator?

I have just created a bootable USB stick with the new ubuntu 16.04 iso. The md5 check gives me that everything is fine with the iso I make it from, but when I check for errors on the USB pendrive. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not booting from USB

I tried to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu 16.04. When booting from the USB I only see a black screen with a blinking cursor though. Here are the different attempts I've tried: Download the Ubuntu ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using a bootable USB stick

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade my version of Ubuntu to the latest 16.04 LTS release. One way to do that is using the update-manager. Is there any other way to do it ? Like using a bootable ...
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Lenovo Tablet - Ubuntu USB Installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo Yoga2 tablet and I have not been able to run the bootable USB drive with the installation files. How can I do it? It's running Windows 10. I have tried ...
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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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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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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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12.04 only boots from restart or live USB restart - Desperate

I can only boot into Ubuntu by first booting from my live USB and changing the boot drive in grub. I.e., not from a hard disk installation. After booting re-booting by changing disk priority in BIOS ...
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Trying to run live usb of 16.04 Intel NUC5PPYU

I already have 14.04 running and would like to try 16.04 as live usb however it only gets part way through and hangs. My system is an Intel NUC5PPYH 64bit. I have already tried running a 14.04 DVD to ...
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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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Store LiveUSB settings/apps on hard drive?

I have a 64GB LiveUSB I am using to write this message right now. I am using it because GRUB won't install on my 2TB SSHD, and my primary HDD won't boot, either. I want to make my ...
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How can i install Ubuntu 16? [duplicate]

I am not getting to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop version. When i boot by an usb drive it can find the disk image. What can I do?
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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Problem in booting my computer

While installing windows i accidentally deleted all my files and could not install windows either. Now when i am trying to restart my computer it says no boot device found. I also tried reinstall ...
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missing syslinux.cfg file for ubuntu 16.04 iso installation on USB

After using installing ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64.iso on to a USB stick (using lili), I get the "boot:" console because the syslinux.cfg file is empty, as explained here. Where can I find an ...
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Troubles installing Ubuntu USB Live

I have been trying to solve this and I already searched for solutions, but with no luck :( I have just bought an MSI PE60. Windows 10 is installed in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in ...
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dual boot system can't boot from usb

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 8.1 both installed on my PC and I want to boot from a USB just to check something, but GRUB does not give me any option to do so. The USB is bootable (I checked it with ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 15.10 from USB - Windows Dualboot [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu on several other machines but cant get it to run on my new build. I'v created a bootable USB drive using the official 15.10 iso from ubuntu using pendrive linux. Secure boot is ...
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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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How do you make my root system behave like a live system?

One of my friends doesn't have an hdd , so I will install linux distro on a usb stick. It will be a full install just like installing to hdd but it will install on a flash stick instead of hdd. The ...
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Broken install of Ubuntu Studio 12.04LTS

I am a budding Linux enthusiast who seems to keep running into problems, but am determined to fix this one. Hopefully someone here can help:) I was having some problems with an install of Ubuntu ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from terminal?

Is there any way to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive from the terminal without using any third-party applications like YUMI,Unetbootin, etc. I tried to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu Live USB, boot priority ignored

I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 with the intention of dual booting Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I am now unable to boot using the Live USB. I recreated the USB using the Universal Usb ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 from USB, GRUB still there

I need to install Win 7 on a computer that previously had Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I created a bootable USB with the Windows 7 ISO on it, but I can't boot from it. From the BIOS/UEFI (not sure) I ...
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Why does my live USB keep getting corrupted?

Edit: It turns out I'm dealing with this bug. I have a 14.04 Live USB that I created with UUI. There's a 4 GB persistent image and the flash drive is FAT 32 formatted. It's a 32 GB USB 3 flash drive. ...
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Mac boots into Ubuntu on HDD with rEFInd installed and USB selected

My Setup: Mac mini with rEFInd installed; Dual boot System: Ubuntu 15.10 and Mac OS X El Capitan; When I try to boot from an USB-Stick (live disk), which has a Linux distro on it - currently Arch ...
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Ubuntu on pendrive : proprietary drivers

Is it possible anyway to get system specific proprietary drivers on USB drive which has complete ubuntu installation, so that I can use it on different PCs/Laptops (i installed 32-bit Ubuntu 14.4.4 to ...
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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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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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Problems installing ubuntu on a lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga

I'm trying to install ubuntu gnome 16.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga. I'm interested in getting gnome 3.18 (or 3.20) for the touchscreen and wacom support. Sadly, I don't have any previous ...
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Ubuntu Persistence file on another partition not working

I have made two partitions on my USB flash drive : 1. Partition 1: fat32 (1.9 GB approx) 2. Partition 2: ntfs (hidden, type 17) (1.8 GB approx.) Partition 2 is marked as boot and grub is installed ...
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trying to boot Gparted Live from usb stick [closed]

I'm testing a laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. (64bit). I have now made an usb stick with the 64bit version of GParted live. The stick has fat32 format. When booting my laptop (HP Probook 440 G3), I ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu 12.04 without USB flash drive

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu from a USB flash drive. Now, when I turn on my notebook, it displays only _. When insert the USB drive it's ok. I tried changing BIOS settings: some booting options, but ...
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Can I install a Live CD ubuntu onto my hard drive

I have installed and used Bootable USB's to install or run Ubuntu. I want to create say a recovery drive lets say /dev/sda1 is /efi/boot /dev/sda2 is /dev/sda3 /home /dev/sda4 is the recovery drive ...
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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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GRUB not installed!

So I started installing ubuntu server on my MBR only usb through a cd. It was continuing nicely and as it started the process "Selecting and Installing Software". Soon My laptop immediately ...