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“Kernel Panic” on booting from live usb

I am trying to install Lubuntu on this old laptop. I first tried Ubuntu but when running live from usb, it gave me an error: end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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do I need a server distro to run servers?

I'm a LAN admin and I'd like to practice mounting my own servers. I want to start with a DNS and a DHCP server I want to do it on a Live USB sitck, but there's no Live on Ubuntu Server and there's no ...
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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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 Ubunto files permission [on hold]

I want to change the permission in tmp file when i boot from liveUSB ,beacuse i dont want to overwrite my Windows and i do need to write in some files in the liveUSB. thanks
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How do I transfer a casper-rw file to a partition?

I am using a 16GB live USB with persistence so I can work from several computers. This was working great for me until my persistence file on the USB Flash Drive got filled. As FAT32 is limited to ...
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How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox?

The question is simple and straight forward: How to boot from an USB drive in VirtualBox? EDIT: I have attached usb to VirtualBox as shown in the screenshot. But it is not possible to boot from ...
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Machine check error while booting from USB

I put the last Ubuntu iso on my USB stick using UNetBootin, after formatting it to fat32. I've already done that before with other operating systems and it worked. I can't actually boot Ubuntu from ...
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Startup Disk Creator error

I get this error when trying to "Erase Disk" on Startup Disk Creator. (Click image to enlarge) org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Ubuntu on usb - very slow on Asus? [duplicate]

I am a bit of a noob and trying to get ubuntu to run on an usb-stick, but it is painfully slow. If I make a live-usb with no persistence it works great. But if I add persistence it is very slow. Also ...
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How to create an ISO image from a bootable USB stick [duplicate]

I have a bootable USB stick, and now I would like to create an iso-image from it?
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One live USB works, one doesn't [on hold]

Problem: One live USB works, the other doesn't PC: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Main OS: 8.1 Pro BIOS settings: tried disabling Fastboot and Secure Boot, USB boot enabled USB OS: Ubuntu 15.10 Made bootable ...
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How to create liveUSB of 15.10 with kernel 4.5-rc3?

Sup, Can U link me the related resources - or better - provide a step-by-step instruction? THX for helping EDIT: So, if I give the USB some persistence storage, I can just install the kernel to it ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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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 can I save settings on a Live USB? [duplicate]

So I have an Ubuntu 11.10 Live USB disk. I've noticed that my settings never get saved. Every time I reboot while in my Live USB and then boot back into it, all my settings and [un]installed programs ...
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Can I use a USB stick for a normal install? (to get platform adaptability)

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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Making a Ubuntu Live USB?

Using the program Universal USB Installer, is it possible to make a Ubuntu Live USB so I can boot the USB, Use Ubuntu until I get bored, shut down my computer, remove the the Live USB and then just ...
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System not starting up

My laptop crashed earlier today and I've tried fixing it with a live usb but nothing works. I was getting the "Kernel panic not sync" error. I eventually used boot-repair while running the live usb ...
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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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Live version of Ubuntu Server?

I know that Ubuntu Desktop comes with a Live mode, but unfortunately that DVD boots straight to GUI (I'm on a text-only machine). I haven't seen an option to Try Ubuntu Server. Is there a live ...
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Repairing broken installation from Live USB without losing data

I recently broke my installation and I've tried in vain to repair it using apt-get and all his friends. Now I'm trying the live USB and I'm not sure how to continue. And I desperately don't want to ...
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Mp-bios bug:8254 timer not connected to io-apic error on Vostro 1000 LiveUsb

I'm trying to install lubuntu on to my Dell Vostro 1000. I'm using a LiveUsb (via pendrive). I get the start up screen and when I choose try lubuntu without installing I get this message: Mp-bios ...
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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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Cannot boot into the bootable USB stick on Lenovo G470 [duplicate]

I want to help my sister to move from Windows 7 to Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I boot the computer into the bootable USB stick, it just show me : ------------------------------------------------↓ ...
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Live USB boot stuck at initramfs prompt

I'm trying to boot up Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my machine which already has windows installed. I created a live usb using the Universal USB installer for windows. The flash drive boots fine but when i select ...
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Graphics broken after 4.2.0-27 update

I was using Ubuntu 15.10, driver nvidia 358 from graphics-drivers PPA, my discrete card is GT-650M. Some time after said update, I had some ugly poligons and horizontal lines on my notebook, and ...
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after system crash in 15.10 no new install possible

i've installed ubuntu 15.10 on a new a i5 6400 machine. after adding some kxstudio repos and the new kernel update (dont know what really happend in which timeline) ubuntu started to get a lot of ...
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Question about making EFI bootable USB flash drives

This has puzzled me for far too long. Sometimes, a simple copy/paste of the contents of the iso is enough to make a bootable usb for the OS I try to use, while sometimes, copy paste does not work ...
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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 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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Unable to prepare a bootable usb stick with 15.04 in Trusty

I cannot do bootable usb stick in Ubuntu 15.04 with "startup disk creator". After copying files it says: "system policy prevents installing the bootloader". This is odd because I was able to do this ...
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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Can I use rest of the USB with persistent Live USB

I want to use Ubuntu on USB flash memory. I dont want to start "from scratch" everytime I boot Ubuntu from that USB. I decided to make a persistent USB flash. My question is: Can I still use flash ...
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Why don't any of usb slots work for anything

I can't use anything on any of this ports on this machine. I have an old PowerEdge 2800 with bios revision ao5 which is old but I find it very difficult to update on ubuntu. The i/o ports work for my ...
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What file resets fstab on persistent live environments?

I'm trying to add lines to my /etc/fstab file. but the lines I add get cleared on reboot because I am using a persistent live USB stick. I don't want a lecture. I just want to know which file writes ...
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How to bypass “Try it / Install” screen when booting from USB Live Session of 14.04 LTS?

I'm trying to accomplish the exact same thing as MestreLion from this question. The answers given there were for 11.04 and 13.10 and are no longer workable for 14.04 LTS. Basically I want a 14.04 ...
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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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Migrating Ubuntu 14.04 from persistent live USB to laptop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a persistent Live 8GB USB stick. It works fine, I've installed a lot of software and set up a PostgreSQL database as well as a few git repositories. Is it possible to ...
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How to install Ubuntu off a USB?

I've tried using Startup Disk Creator, but that at first created me an invalid USB that could not boot, and later on was failing to notice the USB entirely. I tried using unetbootin, but that did not ...
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Wifi not working on live usb

I just booted up ubuntu 14.04 from a usb and am running it live but the problem is that the wifi is not working. The light on my wifi switch is not turning on but it turns on in windows.
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How to create a bootable Clonezilla USB that works?

I'm trying to create a bootable clonezilla usb with tuxboot, the application that is recommended by clonezilla site. I installed it via Ubuntu PPA and follow the instructions on the site to put files ...
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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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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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Can't make bootable USB

I'm trying to create a bootable USB - I get the error message: An error () occured while executing syslinux. Your USB drive won't be bootable. I'm using the Universal USB installer 1.9.5.1 from ...
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Not able to write to pendrive

I have a 2 GB pendrive(FAT16)... I used dd command to make it bootable dd if=archlinux.iso of=/mnt/pd/ But now when I tried to rename some folders in it... it gives an error saying this is ...
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Editing ubuntu 14.04 live usb

My ubuntu 14.04 live usb cannot detect my wi-fi network and also cannot connect to ethernet.However my Tails (Tor project) live usb can detect and connect to my wi-fi network. I want to edit network ...
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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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create startup disk for windows 8.1 inside ubunto 14.01 [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu on my laptop but didn't know that my windows OS would be removed (even tho it says so while doing this process!!!) <--Had to say this, sorry :/ ...Just a Drone after all... ...
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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 ...