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

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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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Gave up waiting for root device. Fresh Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I really hope somebody can help me. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 16GB msata and a 1TB HDD. My goal is to mount the root filesystem on the msata drive (os, apps, and boot) for good load times and mount ...
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Deleted drivers. How to get them back with LiveUSB?

I needed fglrx drivers, but for some reason they don't work with my computer. (Login Loops) (AMD Sapphire Radeon R7 User) So I purged them with recovery mode.. but then I was not able to get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS x64 live CD or live USB doesn't boot on Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 motherboard

This is my PC: G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9 Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz Box Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ...
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Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS

Tried Installing 12.04.5 LTS, but after reboot I get the options to Intall, Try without Installing. I attempted boot-repair and no avail paste.ubuntu.com/12209015
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Bootable Ubuntu on USB

I am looking to create a permanent copy of Ubuntu on a USB, not just a trial version. I have succesfully created a bootable version on USB (Ubuntu 14.04.3) and even managed to install packages etc. ...
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Accidentally deleted boot etc, lib and bin folders (Ubuntu 14.04), need help in restoring them, if possible

Was trying to delete folders from a boot-able Linux kernel on a flash drive and accidentally deleted the folders in the Linux installation on my laptop. Is there a way to recover/ restore the files ...
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What version is this Live CD / Live USB?

I often have a number of Live CDs sitting around (actually USBs) and I'm not always sure which version is which. Is there some quick way to find out the Ubuntu version I'm looking at? Perhaps a file I ...
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Startup Disk Creator “Checksums do not match”

So I tried to create a bootable USB dirve with Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 12.04 using a Ubuntu 14.04 iso. The first USB drive I tried already had an old boot image on it and Startup Disk Creator ...
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How to install windows 10 from a bootable USB stick? [closed]

Currently, my PC is running on the latest Ubuntu version. I would like to install Windows 10 alongside Ubuntu or remove everything to install Windows 10. I already have a bootable USB stick contains ...
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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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errors in mounting usb while trying to create live usb for an os

I am trying to create a live USB of an OS. but while installing, the USB is having problems being partitioned. On the install screen it says that the changes to the disk have been written but the ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Making Live USBs won't work on Windows

I am teaching a C++ class for high schoolers. The students bring their own computers, and to standardize things I'm making everyone boot from a LiveUSB of Ubuntu with persistence storage. I had ...
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Ubuntu installed on USB, boot loader installed on hard drive

Goal: Install ubuntu 14.04 to my 32gb usb (not persistence/live-usb), and be able to boot with this usb on different computers. What happened: 1) Used a small 3gb usb and format it to live boot ...
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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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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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How to create a working windows xp usb stick in Ubuntu14.04? & how to dual boot with it [duplicate]

Hello,My dear friends.I need your help. I have windows xp iso file in my pc .I want to create a bootable usb stick for it and install windows xp along with Ubuntu ,but I don't know how.winusb software ...
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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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How to see the GUI device already mounted?

When I boot Linux with live Usb persistence the storage is available in /lib/live/mount/persistence/sdb3 But I can't find the device storage volume in the desktop or in the nautilus device side ...
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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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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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Booting Ubuntu ISO via loopback not working

I tried to create a multiboot-UEFI-USB-Stick and Boot various ISOs with a grub menu, but I have the problem with Xubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome that when I try to boot it it doesn't work. I've haven't ...
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How to create bootable usb from pre-installed Ubuntu?

I am a new Ubuntu user. Whoever helped me assumes that I've actively downloaded Ubuntu and so have an ISO. But I got Ubuntu pre-installed, and want to create a bootable USB backup. No idea what to ...
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Installation Issues with Flash Drive

Ubuntu doesn't allow me to fully install it because at the end when it asks, "Ubuntu needs to restart. Would you like to do it now?", without hesitation I click continue. Upon rebooting it prompts me ...
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Questions about bootable USB stick (Ubuntu) on Windows

When I create a bootable USB stick (Ubuntu) on Windows, does it mean that the changes that I will do (let's say save a new file called "abc.txt" on the Ubuntu desktop) will those changes be reflected ...
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Need help creating a persistent live usb, can any one help?

I was able to create a ext3 partition with out any problems using Gparted and now I am trying to send over a persistence.conf but it fails each time, here is what commands I am running: sudo mkdir ...
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installing from stick (USB)

I am trying to install and dual boot from a usb drive I started the install and it finished then I started the setup and I got to the point where I have to select the data amount I want Ubuntu to be ...
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Boot from Ubuntu live USB stick ('Try Ubuntu'). How to see USB disk contents?

I am booting from a USB stick, using the option 'Try Ubuntu'. The USB drive contains some files that I need to see. Is there a way to see the drive contents?
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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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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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How to launch live KUBUNTU from Windows?

I burned the .iso file for KUBUNTU 15 to a pendrive. The write-up process was flawless but on clicking the wubi.exe icon, it is showing an error message "wubi is not currently supported in EFI". What ...
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Can't boot from USB flash drive (Thinkpad T430i)

I had a Wubi install to try Ubuntu out, and decided that I want to do a proper install. I uninstalled Wubi, downloaded Ubuntu desktop 12.10 (32-bit) and put it on an 8 GB fat32 USB flash 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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14.04.03 LTS 64-Bit on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, relatively technical so not completely green but I am having trouble running the current version from the USB drive. I have created the ISO (that all went ...
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15.04 liveusb “install ubuntu” app wont work

I have a new Asus computer with plenty of space and ram, Intel i7, and GTX 950 m, and am trying to install Ubuntu via a live boot. I use try Ubuntu and it boots, but when i try to open the install ...
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How can I copy my ubuntu from HDD to external usb Hard drive

I have Ubuntu installed on my HP G7000 laptop and I would like to copy files from my internal hard drive to USB hard drive, so I could Install Windows to my computer, but still be able to use Ubuntu. ...
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Startup Disk Creator shows no free space on my USB stick

I am having a problem trying to use Startup Disk Creator with my 8GB USB stick. The USB stick has just been formatted, but Startup Disk Creator shows that there is no free space on the drive, although ...
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problem with unformatable usb flash

I've a problem with my usb flash, this flash had a bootable sabayon installation on it before, and it worked, but when I write ubuntu 14.10 with startup disk creator on this usb, and tried to install ...
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How can i recover files from hdd dedicated to unbootable OS with Ubuntu on USB?

I am using Ubuntu on a USB, and i want to recover the data from my hdd because Windows wont boot. I am new to Ubuntu and don't want to screw up the data on my hard drive. back story: I installed ...
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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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“Reboot and select proper Boot device…” Help!

I install ubuntu with a USB in my laptop, when the computer restarts from the installation a black displays appear and says "Reboot and select proper Boot Device..." So I investigate everything I ...
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Gparted unable to resize partition

I am trying to resize my 2.73 TiB partition but I am unable to do so. From what I've found, I will be unable to resize a partition that is in use so I have to boot from CD/USB. There is the main ...
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HDMI works with LIVE USB but not installed Ubuntu

I have a bootable LIVE usb stick with Ubuntu Mate on it. When I boot up my machine with the Live USB, my hdmi output to my 32 inch Samsung TV works perfectly with default settings. After installing ...
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GRUB installation for make USB bootable

Through following a tutorial to make a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu 14.10 using PC that use BIOS, I opened terminal and run sudo grub-install --target=i386-pc ...
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checksum mismatch when installing ubuntu server

I'm working on a 14.04.02 server install from a usb key. This is an offline install (I don't have access to the network yet). The ISO's checksum is ok. I made the usb key from Rufus on Windows ...
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Create a bootable ubuntu Usb stick on Mac [duplicate]

I have followed the instructions from various posts at the forum and I when I execute in the terminal sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m then it requires the password but ...
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Can't boot from liveUSB when trying to install it alongside Windows 7

I'm very noob at Linux and installing techniques. I want to install 12.04 from bootable usb flash alongside Windows 7 (also tried live CD but not working) but computer is not booting from USB flash or ...
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Running testdisk off a 14.04 Live USB without internet access

Short of it is that I've fried my MFT something wicked and am trying to get data off the Windows partition. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga 3 14, which has documented issues with the Ubuntu Broadcom ...
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Booting USB with LiveCD GRUB

Under VMWare Player, I cannot boot directly Ubuntu 14 from an USB drive, so I would like to start with the LiveCD and boot from GRUB, issuing a custom command. Is that possible? What should be the ...