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Ubuntu on an external HD windows 7 and 8 machines

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto an external hard drive using my windows 7 hp laptop. When I installed it on the HD I put the bootloader onto the HD itself, however when I plug the external hd ...
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I cannot Open Portable haddrive disk

I have Maxtor blackarmor Portable 320GB hard drive Disk. When i plug that into my Unbuntu OS it pop with error DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.NotFound: The given volume was not found ...
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Is it possible to have portable Lubuntu drive able to install packages?

I have an old Eee 901 company laptop and would like to use Lubuntu on it. However I do not want to change bootloader on anything including the default Win XP installation on the machine. I have no ...
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Portable software in Linux

Can someone tell me how to create a portable application. I want to create a portable application of Grive client. In my school I don't have the right to install anything. Thanks.
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Install Ubuntu on USB + Disk Encryption

I want to create an Operating System installed upon a USB instead HDD (4 GB) So I wanted to know if there were any special steps for it or simply choosing usb in installation menu. P.S - I want to do ...
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Can I install Librecad to a thumb drive for portability between my 13.04 machines?

I use 4 different laptops with Ubuntu 13.04. It would be helpful if I could keep the Librecad program and drawing files on a thumb drive can this be done?
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Error while loading shared libraries in portable linux app image in ubuntu 12.10

I downloaded many portable app images from http://portablelinuxapps.org and works fine in Ubuntu 10.04. When I run it on Ubuntu 12.10 I get error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Ubuntu bootable on USB but not on HDD

Gino here, I am having problems with installing Ubuntu on an external HDD, I am trying to install it on my EXTERNAL iOmega 500GB NTFS Hard Disk Drive (completely formatted), when I install ubuntu on ...
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mount Problem in Portable Hard disk

Hi i have a problem with my portable hard disk. When i use it on windows it work correctly, but when i insert on Ubuntu it don't mount so I use Disk utility to mount it but they told me Error daemon ...
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Portable users on network

I am moving all my windows desktops to Ubuntu in my office. I have a phone system which allows my users to login on any phone thus any desk they sit at is 'their desk' I would like to do something ...
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Failed Install on external HDD (bootloader installed at wrong place)

I installed Ubuntu using "Erase and use the entire disk" on my external hard drive. Now the problem is that the bootloader was installed on my internal hard drive from my PC instead of installing it ...
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Kernel Update on Live USB Harddrive 12.04LTS

I need to create a portable working envrionment with ubuntu 12.04, so I install a live disk onto a 20GB FAT32 partition on my usb harddrive. I also created a ext4 partition on my usb disk labeling ...
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How can I remove “Install This” from my ubuntu USB installation?

Can I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS off my 4GB USB drive as its own native operating system with persistence enabled to save changes to the USB the same way that I do with Slax or other fully portable Linux ...
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Password protecting a folder on 12.04 and make it in accessible in Windows

I have a need to password protect folders on my portable hard disk drive without moving the content anywhere and make the folder inaccessible in any version of windows. Please assist me with this. ...
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Best Way to make my Ubuntu portable [duplicate]

recently I had some issues backing up my Ubuntu and I would like to know if there is any recommendation to make it more portable, for example: Should I install everything that is possible Within my ...
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How do I run portable versions of apps on Linux?

Sometimes I just want to try a software out without installing it onto my system. For example, I downloaded the BlueGriffen software from here When I extract the tar.bz2 file, I have the bluegriffen ...
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Can I install ubuntu to a partition on my portable hard drive?

Ok I've got a live USB which I can load the ubuntu 12.10 installer from so that's no problem. I am very cautious about losing files and I don't have much space on my computer anyway so I am going to ...
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portable usb ubuntu 12.10 - grub2 problem

i have installed and run the ubuntu 12.10 on my usb flash drive and i have a grub2 problem. so i can install or uninstall programs.. can anyone help? installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... ...
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Does all programs in Ubuntu are portable?

I moved from windows to Ubuntu and I'm trying to understand if all the prgrams in Ubuntu are portable? In Windows, you can use a regular program which spread it's files all over the FS, writes to the ...
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Ubuntu from a flash drive, where do files get stored?

I'm a total newb to Ubuntu (Linux in general, tbh) and I'd like to try out Ubuntu by running it from a flash drive. Now my question is: Do my files (both installation and 'personal' files (like texts, ...
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Need help installing Ubuntu on an HP Mini netbook

I have a Hp mini netbook that has been wiped clean, there is nothing other than the bios on it, it has no DVD and I don't have an external DVD. I can change the boot order to boot from a usb device. ...
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I think I killed my portable HD will trying to make Ubuntu bootable from it. How to undo?

I have OSX. My HD appears as two drives; one formatted for OSX, and the other FAT32 for everything. Note: I am a complete Terminal noob. I followed the How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X ...
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Are there “portable” versions of Opera for Linux/Ubuntu?

I want to use the latest Opera browser, but v12 does not have opera-unite anymore. So, I would like to use a "portable" v11 Opera (v11 has unite). (By portable I mean a program with all files within ...