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Ubuntu from a stick

Is it posible to install Ubuntu on to a USB stick so it is self contained on that USB stick? Like I'm not trying to install from a USB stick, but onto a USB stick INSTEAD of a hard drive so it is a ...
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USB keyboard skipping key presses after wake from sleep

On my Thinkpad T420 using Ubuntu 14.04, I have a basic USB keyboard connected. After wake up from sleep, the USB keyboard starts malfunctioning, i.e. for the system to register a keypress I have to ...
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Files impossible to wipe, where are they saved?

I installed Ubuntu on a USB disk, my installation is: sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 7773 MB, 7773585408 bytes 240 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15182784 sectors Units = ...
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lubuntu 12.04 with line6 toneport GX - system CRASH

Ok, so I had to retro-move to lubuntu 12.04 to make my sis 671 graphics work with enabled acceleration. Unfortunately other blocking problem appeared: My Sound card Line6 Toneport GX (USB sound ...
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Sound distortion (USB DAC) when mouse unplugged

I have a Monoprice USB DAC. It works fine in Windows, regardless of the state of my mouse, but in Ubuntu 14.04, the sound is distorted if the power cable to my mouse is not plugged in. It works fine ...
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Disk errors when I check 14.04.1 for disk errors on usb drive and all 3 times it came back with errors?

I have tried installing Ubuntu thinking it was fine and then it just freezes when I am installing. It froze for several minutes so I assumed something crashed. I force shut it down and I cannot ...
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How Do I Fix SanDisk USB mounted in Read-Only Mode?

I have a SanDisk Cruzer 32GB USB which houses my Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 OS. Today I tried booting up my machine and I received errors about buffer I/O or something to that effect. I ignored it and booted ...
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Mirroring files over a flaky USB connection

Due to a hardware failure I currently have to use an 8 year old notebook. The hard drive of the device in repair is in a external-hdd USB enclosure, but the USB ports of the old notebook don't allow a ...
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Permission denied when converting .iso to .img when creating bootable USB on OSX [on hold]

OSX Version 10.9.5 Downloaded the .iso file, tried to convert, permission denied. Following the steps here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx Any help would be ...
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USB drive doesn't pop up in Unity

When I plug in my USB drive it doesn't appear in the Unity icon bar for me to use. It shows in lsusb. I tried to mount it in the shell with no luck. I just formatted it, would that make any ...
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Too slow to Download USB bootable Ubuntu program

I wonder why its takes over 11 hours to download the file: ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso I'm in China and using VPN, if no VPN it will force me to a Chinese site which gives China's own Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't display files in iso

So I am trying to install Windows 7 x64 (not that I actually want it but it's needed) I am trying to make a bootable USB, i have done this before and i understand about computers so I definitely am ...
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USB drive spinning up but not appearing in fdisk -l

I accidentally knocked a Seagatte USB external drive with a lot of important data on it. The connections were fine but it "stopped responding". I shut everything down and restarted. Now when I ...
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No usb or Ethernet after installation

I'm writing this using mobile phone. I installed Ubuntu latest, but only usb 3.0 ports are working, Ethernet and usb 2.0 seems to be recognized but not functioning, and this also happened on Fedora ...
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cannot access hard disk usb from virtualbox guest with winows 7 on ubuntu host

First of all sorry for my english :) I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.18 (downloaded from oracle's site) I'm running ubuntu 14.04 as host and windows 7 64bit as guest. When i plug the usb hard disk the host ...
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Upgrading 14.10. Usb and wireless not working

can somone help me? I've upgraded ubuntu to 14.10, but in the end, none of the usb ports works and i can't acess any wireless network, what can i do? I've an Acer 5560. Thanks in advance. $ lspci ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - TP-Link TL-WN727N

I just bought a TP-Link TL-WN727N wireless USB adapter. I plugged it into my machine and booted, but nothing seemed to happen. I ran lsusb and there she was Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink ...
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Install Ubuntu on Laptop without affecting windows bootloader

Ok. I am a Linux user but I purchased a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed... LAPTOP INFOS: Lenovo G50 64-bit Intel i5 processor 4GB of RAM Supports USB 3.0 I wanna install Ubuntu 14.10 on a ...
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How can I transfer media files from an Ubuntu PC to a Windows Phone?

I am trying to copy media files from an Ubuntu computer to a Windows Phone (Lumia 520), but cannot get it to work. Instead, the device always behaves as a mass storage device and the media copied or ...
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how to open usb drive on my virtualbox installed in ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14 as host os. And I have installed VirtualBox inside ubuntu. Now as a guest OS i have installed windows 7. And i want to access USB drive inside this Guest windows 7. please guide me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not reading usb 2.0 port and cannot connect to wired conection

I'm completely new to linux and I'm having problems right now. I'm running it from a live usb in a usb 3.0 slot (if that might be the problem). Ubuntu isn't using my usb 2.0 slots for some reason ...
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my ubuntu freezes?

good day, I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my external hard drive usb 3.0 1TB, the installation was successful, but when I start the OS after a few minutes, it crashes, freezes, just answer the mouse, I ...
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14.04 on desktop, Wifi signal weak and refuses to connect at 25 feet from wireless router

The driver that my USB Adapter calls for is rtl8187L while Ubuntu has rtl8187 supplied. I'm not sure if that's the problem, but my desktop is capable of detecting my wifi network whenever I plug my ...
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Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
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System completely unusable after upgrading to 14.10

I can't use my PC anymore after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10. The download and upgrade process was good but now when I turn the PC on, I get a black screen with error: system program problem ...
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How to install usbserial and ftdi_sio modules to 14.04 Trusty Vagrant box?

I started a Vagrant box from https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-i386-vagrant-disk1.box. For some reason, this box does not seem to include usbserial and ...
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GNU GRUB Version 2.02 beta 2-9 while booting from USB

I attempted to install the latest version of Linux Ubuntu Studio, with previously installed Ubuntu 14.04. Installation procedure went fine, it was only at the finish, when something collapsed, I ...
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Unable to mount Kindle on Ubunut 14.04

Upon connecting my kindle, nautilus opens up for just a second and then flashes a message saying that kindle is unavailable. Then there are a host of messages on dmesg about device not accepting set ...
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Can't put windows on a flash drive- tried everything

How can i install my windows 7 iso to a flash drive? dd seemed to have worked, but when i booted it did not work, saying grub: no such partiton Which is odd, considering i did not remember installing ...
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USB not working in 14.04.1 (sometimes)

About one out of three boots, USB doesn't work on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11 running Ubuntu 14.04.1. This includes the USB touchscreen as well as optical drive, keyboard, or anything else plugged into the ...
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When will Linux support the more expensive GAMING USB peripherals? [closed]

Some Gigabyte keyboards still have unresolved compatibility issues from 4+ years ago. It's not just an Ubuntu failure this still on Fedora etc ... maybe a kernel error. Just google it "hid_max_usage ...
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Not able to boot ubuntu 14.04 from usb drive

My System is 64 bit so I downloaded an ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr copy from its website and installed it successfully in my sandisk cruzer blade 4 GB Pen drive using Universal usb installer. When I ...
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Can't boot Windows after unsuccessful install of Ubuntu through USB

First of all, I am completely new to Ubuntu and not very knowledgeable with computers in general. Please forgive me for my explanation maybe being vague or word choice being incorrect. I am using a ...
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Ubuntu suddenly mounts the android phone and phone gets switched off?

Im using Ubuntu 14 LTS version and my android handset is having andriod 2.3 something (Gingerbread). Everytime I connect my phone to the laptop using the usb cable to charge, it connects..and ...
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Is there a way to get the onboard USB 3.0 ports to work?

I can't seem to get my USB 3.0 ports to work. I just built this PC using an Asrock FM2 motherboard with 2 rear 3.0 ports and a header for front ports. None of the ports work with anything, though ...
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Android phone does not appear in lsusb after entering “downloading” mode!

I've been trying to use Heimdall to install custom ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy GT-i8190 (Galaxy S3 Mini), but running sudo heimdall detect Gives ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode ...
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iMac doesn't boot from same usb that works on MacBook Air

I have created a bootable USB with Ubuntu that works fine on my MacBook Air (year 2011) but is not detected by my iMac (2004) when I press Alt. rEFIx does not help either. I have tried with other ...
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USB 3.0 Kingston memory-stick 64Gb not recognized in 3.0 port but working in 2.0 port

Device: Kingston Datatraveler 64 Gb USB 3.0 Ubuntu: 14.04 Laptop: Toshiba Portege Z30 My laptop only has USB 3.0 ports, but I plugged in my friend's laptop (also with Ubuntu 14.04) in a 2.0 port ...
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Any easy way to install Pinnacle USB TV in rder to watch antenna TV

I have a Pinnacle protv USB stick. any easy way to get my Ubuntu to install necessary drivers and prerequisite software in order to watch antenna TV? Specifics: US - NTSC Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit If ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 problems

I have what I thought to be a successful dual boot of ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. I just found out that I've completely lost windows. I have been trying for days to install windows from usb ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot second Linux Distro

I have had some trouble dual booting Ubuntu 14 with another linux distro. I have an existing Ubuntu installiation running (nothing else besides Ubuntu 14, however), and the second .iso on a live usb. ...
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mac usb install

after the sudo dd if=/Users/GRAVES/Desktop/ubuntu.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m i get 987+0 records in 987+0 records out 1034944512 bytes transferred in 145.715731 secs (7102490 bytes/sec) but then it ...
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Can't boot from USB on Win8

Every time I go to boot Ubuntu to install on a separate partition, it tells me there's no bootable disk/drive. I know the ISO is uncorrupted. However, when I start my laptop, it gives the option to ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron laptop kernel panic while booting from USB

Booting Ubuntu from USB gives this error on a Dell Inspiron laptop: Kernel panic not syncing : attempted to kill init! exitcode= CPU0 PID 1 run-init hardware name Dell Inc. Inspiron 3542 call trace ...
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How to install Windows 7 over ubuntu from win 7 iso [duplicate]

I'm getting a new computer build soon and I figured I'm going to install Windows 7 so I can play some of the games I enjoy that are not compatible with Ubuntu; once I were to get Windows 7 installed; ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Trying to change access to folders and files on a USB device

My USB device has been formatted to Fat32. gparted shows it as /dev/sdd1 with mount point /media/ray/1768-274C Device's 'Properties' shows Permissions as: Owner : Me Access: Create and delete files ...
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USB flash drive not detected on 12.04

after a "system crash" my usb flash drive is not detected anymore. It contains important data and I need to get access to it. I found that the device is listed as /dev/sde after plugging it in. ...
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how to unlock screen when booted from usb?

i installed ubuntu 13.10 in the installation process i lost all data. i booted from the usb and took the help of testdisk. sudo apt-get install testdisk sudo testdisk After finding all the ...
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What is faster way to use ubuntu from usb?

I installed ubuntu to usb drive as my hdd stopped working and need replacement. However despite that my flash is USB 3.0 it still lags. Maybe if I will create live ubuntu usb ir will run faster than ...