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Ubuntu usb wont work on ASUS t100 transformerbook

The ubuntu 16.04.1 usb i created will not work on the asus t100 transformerbook. No clue why. secureboot off, win8.1 tablet pc. All that happens is a black screen then windows boots.
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Full install to USB drive (not U.S.B installer) [duplicate]

Can you install Ubunta to a USB drive? So it is installed to a USB as you would install it to a hard drive.
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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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14.04.3 Live USB not booting only on desktop

Acer Aspire XC-610 desktop computer Sandisk Cruiser USB 3.0 16GB Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop I downloaded ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-i386.iso and created a live USB using Startup Disk. ...
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Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible? [on hold]

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
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How can I install the daily build of the ubuntu kernel into the ubuntu live CD?

I don't have a clear idea of how to put into the live CD the newest kernel build(4.7 at this time) I tried downloading the kernel from here http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/daily/ How ...
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Impossible to Run Ubuntu on Mac, Help!

this is my first time here, I´ve been tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 in my mac mini 2012 without Refit or Refind, only using the native booting, i use unebootinf to create a booteable usb, but when i ...
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Creating a live-usb on a camera memory card — possible?

I have a memory card for a camera, I think it's called SD card. I wonder, is it possible to use it to create a live-usb like the way I'd use a flash-usb-stick, will it work fine absolutely the same ...
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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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accessing encrypted volume

i have hp pavilion g6 with AMD processor. i had win 8.1 installed on it and i had encrypted an volume from win 8.1. when i overwrote win7 on it my pc is not working and even hard disk is not shown ...
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What is the universal way to write an Ubuntu ISO image on a USB stick? [closed]

This is the third time I've tried to install Ubuntu Server 14.04.03 64-bit on the same laptop, and each time it caused different problems! Each time I wrote the same iso image to a USB flash drive by ...
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Creating casper-rw partition causing Lubuntu Live USB not to boot

I have found recently that setting up a Live USB with Lubuntu 16.04.1 and a persistent partition using the process described in the top answer to this question causes the Live USB to be unable to boot....
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Recover data from volume via live USB

this is my first post so bear with me if I get anything wrong, and sorry about the formatting which probably isn't pretty. I accidentally removed all my kernels and now Ubuntu 14.04 won't boot (other ...
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Reinstalling grub2 from an ubuntu live usb

I've installed FreeBsd along with Arch and Windows in place of Ubuntu. So initially I had Ubuntu, Arch and Windows. I did something wrong and now it boots in grub menu. I've created a live ubuntu ...
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put ubuntu on USB stick [duplicate]

I believe I downloaded UBUNTU OS correctly, and tried to load it onto a usb stick, but I am unable to boot-up from the stick. any help would be much appreciated
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Unable to boot from USB on Windows after removing dual booted linux

I had previously installed elementary OS on my windows laptop and was trying to install normal ubuntu alongside it, but I kept having the issue of not being able to boot from the USB with the ubuntu ...
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Booting ubuntu from USB drive using grub and then resizing parition

I currently have a dual partition - windows and ubuntu, setup on my computer. However, I would like to resize my ubuntu partition to create more space. I believe to do this from ubuntu I need to ...
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Can you create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive using a chromium OS laptop? [on hold]

Could u please tell me whether it is possible to create a bootable flash drive running Ubuntu , using a chromium OS laptop? Any help would be kindly appreciated, thanks
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Backup Ubuntu from live disk?

is there a way to back up all of my data from a live disk? I just need my installed programs and files. My grub messed up and I'm just starting over. Here is the link to the issue I had for more ...
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Create a bootable USB on a Mac to install Ubuntu on a PC

I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC, but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only Ubuntu on my PC and will ...
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How to use the linux version of yumi?

On the pendrivelinux website they is a tool call yumi which you can use to create multi boot flashdrive which is supported Windows and Linux but I am having trouble with finding help on how to use the ...
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No option to boot Ubuntu in GRUB

let me first say, I'm am recently learning ubuntu. I had it install and everything was fine. I was trying to find a file that udev should have generated but could not find it. I ,dumbly, uninstalled ...
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Unable To Make Working Bootable USB of 32 Gb but It is possible in 16 Gb

I have Sandisk 16 Gb and 32 GB Pendrives. I use Win32DiskImager and UniversalUSBInstaller and lili etc for each one 16 and 32 GB pen drives. For 16 gb is working successfully but 32 gb it says unable ...
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Lubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04.4 no longer works with casper-rw file on same HDD

We have been using Lubuntu/Ubuntu as a LiveCD image placed on a HDD formatted with ext3 file system. In the root of the file system we place a casper-rw file formatted for ext3. The casper-rw file is ...
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16.04 hanging on boot up 2016 Razer Blade

I recently purchased a 2016 Razer Blade and want nothing more than to use Windows as little as possible. However when booting to Ubuntu live USB it hangs on this. I've never run into this problem ...
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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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Making a Bootable USB flash drive which will boot in EFI

I have recently bought a laptop with windows 8 (EFI) installed. I thought I'd be able to handle installing 12.04.2 relatively easily - how wrong could I be? Using a live-usb I made using startup ...
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USB's storage capacity reduced to 2 MB from 16 GB

I downloaded ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64. On Ubuntu's web page, I saw a link for making a bootable USB drive option, then I downloaded Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.3 and I made my USB bootable. ...
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Failure when booting Ubuntu Live USB on Windows 7

When I try to boot an Ubuntu Live USB on my new computer (with Windows 7), it will allow me to select the language, but then it freezes. Then when I forcibly shut it down and restart, my computer ...
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Create USB installer to install Ubuntu from the command line?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB image to install Ubuntu on a new computer. I have done this before following the "create USB drive" instructions for Ubuntu desktop, but I don't have an Ubuntu ...
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Making a persistent live USB with more than 4gb space [duplicate]

16.04, 16gb USB. I am /completely/ new to all of this, but don't be afraid to answer normally, I'll figure it out. But right now I have no clue where to even start with this issue.
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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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How to adjust size of bootable live USB and actually make it work?

Firstly, I'd like to say that I read the entire article here, and tried method 0, which seemed like the easiest and most recommended. What I want to do is create a USB version of Ubuntu that I can ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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Cant start Windows, deleted ubuntu partition

I delete the partition where Ubuntu was, and now everytime I turn my laptop on, it says grub rescue>. It is an emergency. I tried a Live USB with Ubuntu and I know there is my Windows 10 partition. I ...
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Live CD can install the software I need?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu in my lap top, but I'm still using the Live CD version. Is it possible to install the programms I need in my computer from Live CD?
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Are Ubuntu DVDs available for buying in Canonical Store?

Times ago, Canonical announced that in the Canonical Store will be available for buying only CDs / DVDs of LTS releases: Canonical Axes Ubuntu Discs for Non-LTS Releases But, now we have Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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Make an USB live system from an installed Ubuntu 16.04 (not from ISO)

I have an installed amd64 Ubuntu 16.04 and the kernel updated to linux-4.7-rc6. I now want to create from this (note: not from the ISO) a bootable USB key with a minimal live system. It should not ...
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How to make a bootable flash from my already installed Ubuntu?

I need to make a bootable media(USB) from my installed version of Ubuntu as it is on my hdd and then boot from it to install this system in other computers. How do i do that?
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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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Live persistent USB login issue for 16.04 LTS

Login screen asking for username password, username ubuntu and password blank is not working. Also Ctrl + Alt + F1 is not working and terminal does not appear. Please assist me to login successfully. ...
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In 16.04 usb-creator-gtk how can I use vfat instead of iso9660?

I created a bootable pendrive using usb-creator-gtk On my current 14.04 the pendrive always ended up with a writeable filesystem, but the new one was created with iso9660. I want to wirte/modify the ...
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Black screen when trying to boot 16.04 with UNetbootin

I created a live USB using UNetbootin and when I boot from the USB I get the options to install, try, etc., but if I select one I get a black screen and nothing happens. I've tried editing the command ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9343) Developer Edition with Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot

Wanted to update my Dell XPS 13 to 16.04 from 14.04 using the command: update-manager -d In between got this error : Could not install 'sysv-rc' The upgrade will continue but the 'sysv-rc'...
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Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on non UEFI computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB bootable disk and I'm getting this error: ubuntu install error /casper/vmlinuz.efi read error @ 0 It's a NON UEFI bios, I'm guessing it's because ...
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How to check if my Ubuntu is placed on SSD?

I think have installed Ubuntu on SSD but I'm not sure and I want to check this. But I am not sure how?
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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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I am trying to boot an old windows xp computer without any working hard drives from my Ubuntu USB

I have a computer on which it's original hard drive failed. I created a Ubuntu USB running 14.04.4. When I boot to the USB, I get the installation page. I let the timer start the boot process. After a ...
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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 ...