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Cant recognize live usb when booting

Could somebody please help me with this? I have checked and double checked that secure boot is disable in the UEFI settings. No matter what i do, i cannot get my ubuntu live usb to be listed under the ...
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installing Ubuntu on surface pro 4

I have moved from win 10 to Ubuntu 16.04. I've tried following this article and this video, but still have run into problems as the latest kernel version is 4.6.3. I'm still running on the kernel ...
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No Bootloader after clean install

I tried to install Ubuntu on a Surface Pro 3 and the installation worked without any errors. After trying to reboot there seems to be no bootloader (boots directly into uefi settings). Booting with ...
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surface 3 and 14.04

i am currently trying to get ubuntu on my surface 3 (not the pro the base model) i have followed at least 3 or 4 different how to guides and nothing seems to be working. i have tried with and without ...
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How to add a Kernel from another distro

I've been using archlinux with a patched kernel on my surface pro 3. I switched to ubuntu now and want to use the kernel that includes all the patches from arch with ubuntu. What is the best way to ...
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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How do get the surface pro 3 to type and click

I have the surface pro 3. When I use Ubuntu I am unable to type or click. I can still move the mouse around. How do I fix this?
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Surface Pro, install Ubuntu on Flash drive Problem

I have spent a few days and can't seem to find a clear answer for this. Goal: Install Ubuntu onto a USB 3 flash drive (not Live/Persistent) FOR my Surface Pro WITHOUT touching any of my Surface Pro ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Microsoft Surface Pro Wifi wpa_supplicant.conf Problem

I followed the awesome guide here to dual boot Ubuntu on my surface pro but I'm stuck at making wireless work. The network I am trying to connect to is unsecured so I am a little lost at what to put ...
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Xubuntu Startup With No Keyboard

I have a Surface Pro and first I tried to dual boot ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu would freeze after about a minute after boot but the keyboard worked fine. So I took ubuntu off and hours later finally ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...
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How do I put Ubuntu onto USB?

I have a Surface RT (32GB), and I want to run ubuntu on it from a usb. What do I put on the USB to run this? Where do I get it?
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Ubuntu won't let me boot back into Windows after installing on Surface Pro

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro, on a completely separate partition from the main Windows 8 partition. I took the same steps I normally do to dual boot on other machines, but now when I start the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Surface 3 Pro - Touchpad 2-finger-gestures

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 with the newest kernel on my SP3. Everything works fine except the touchpad, there is no option to activate two-finger-scrolling and 2-finger-tap-right-click. I've found ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Surface 3

All I can find on the web about surface 3 and Ubuntu concern the surface pro 3 with its I-series processor. Does anyone have anything to share about installing Ubuntu on the Surface 3 (not Pro) with ...
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Drivers for Pressure Sensitivity on Microsoft Surface Pro (First Generation) running 14.10

I was able to get Ubuntu dual booting alongside Windows 8.1 on my Microsoft Surface Pro without much trouble thanks to all the great tutorials I was able to easily find. Ubuntu works great out of the ...
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Ubuntu on Surface RT?

A continuation of Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT? Regarding the Duplicate Votes: Technology has changed. Now that Ubuntu natively supports UEFI and Secure Boot, this ...
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Easiest way to get Surface Pro built-in WiFi working?

Is there a .deb that I can download from another computer and transfer over USB to get Surface Pro WiFi working? I'd rather not tinker with modprobe, and I don't have a USB Internet adapter.
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How to disable a touchscreen on Surface pro 3

Long story short, I dropped my surface and the screen cracked. This is causing it to have false touches pretty frequently. I managed to disable it on my windows partition where I'm typing this from. ...
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How to stop surface pro from booting off wrong drive?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my surface and I see that ubuntu is already there after I install it. however, it won't boot without the usb inserted. I've tried reinstalling it and doing some re ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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No Windows Option on Lubuntu Dual Boot on Surface Pro 3

I installed Lubuntu alongside a preexisting windows 8.1 install on my Surface Pro 3. Lubuntu was installed fine - but when I boot up - I dont see an option to boot into Windows. http://paste.ubuntu....
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, dual booting Ubuntu Secure Remix 13.04 does not work, Live USB

If I boot from the Live USB and just select 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' it hangs on a black screen. If I go into edit options and type in 'only-ubiquity nomodeset' and remove 'quiet splash' and ...
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Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into windows....
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Surface Pro stylus and touch behavior after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro. Everything works fine, but the stylus and touch behaves in an undesired way. Moving my finger or stylus around the screen automatically selects ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Surface Book. No inputs

I installed Ubuntu on my Surface Book this week, wiping Windows. During installation I noticed that the keyboard and mouse weren't working, so I used USB to install, deciding I'd fix the inputs later ...
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Remove Grub Surface Pro 3

I want to remove Ubuntu from a Surface Pro 3, but how do I remove Grub after deleting the Ubuntu partition?
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Display Size problem with Lubuntu VM on Windows 10

I recently bought a new surface pro 4 and I'm badly in need to use linux for study purposes. Since the driver support isn't good yet for a regular dual boot installation I sadly had to use VMWare. My ...
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2 fingerscroll on surface pro 3

I followed the tutorial step by step of this answer: Ubuntu on surface pro 3 or Linux at all? but when I try to apply the patvh multitouch.patch, it tells me: emanuel@port3tonarnia:~/Dokumente/...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Surface 3 Pro keyboard not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 with kernel version 4.2.0-34-generic on a Surface Pro 3. Everything is working out of the except the detachable keyboard. I have followed the following guide ...
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Surface Pro 1 freezes while using Ubuntu 15.10

When I run Ubuntu 15.10 on my Surface Pro 1 it sometimes freezes the screen, causing the touchscreen, type cover and trackpad to become unresponsive. The mouse pointer also disappears. The only thing ...
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Surface Pro 3 won't connect to home wi-fi

I recently upgraded my Surface Pro 3 from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. I can connect to any wi-fi listed on my network list except my home router. I've reseted the router and updated my firmware to ...
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Ubuntu on 2 in 1?

Can Ubuntu and other linux distributions work correctly on 2-in-1s like Microsoft Surface? Because I tried Ubuntu 14.04 on Surface Pro 2 but the keyboard and touchpad didn't work.