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Unable to correctly format and boot certain USB drives

I've just bought a small laptop, with no optical drive at all, and I would like to install an OS (in this case Crunchbang) on it. I couldn't have been create a bootable drive, on my Ubuntu desktop, ...
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Make USB key with encrypted Ubuntu install bootable using GParted?

I forgot to make my USB key bootable when I was installing Ubuntu to it. BIOS doesn't pick it up but grub on the SSD does. Now when I start a live session and try to make it bootable with GParted the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 bootable drive ignored during booting up (Eee PC 1000HG)

I am new to this site so hello! I have recently acquired Eee PC 1000HG and would like to use it as my linux machine, it has Ubuntu 13 installed but I want to wipe it and install 14.04. My problem is ...
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2answers
372 views

Make Ubuntu bootable USB drive using Mac?

I have a netbook that I want to install Ubuntu onto because Windows is terrible (especially on that). I do have a good mac computer that I can make a bootable USB drive from, but I'm confused on how ...
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64 views

Installing Ubuntu on a flash drive [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on a flash drive so I can carry my computer with me in my pocket. I have already tried making Live bootable drive, but that isn't persistent. How can I install Ubuntu on ...
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1answer
146 views

Ubuntu Bootable USB drive

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using a pen drive. Firstly I made pendrive into a bootable USB drive which includes Ubuntu .iso file extraction. After using that USB drive in my other laptop and ...
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error: no such device: grub rescue> when Ubutu is intalled on pendrive

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my pendrive. I have Windows 7 installed on C drive of my hard disk. When I start the computer without connecting pendive to system I am getting this error message 'No ...
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49 views

How do you use a ubuntu flash drive to boot the computer

I have downloaded the Ubuntu on a flash drive and followed all of the directions. I have searched the forum and apparently there is o solution for starting Ubuntu on a 32 bit windowsXP from a flash ...
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135 views

Booting Ubuntu from USB drive fails with message `kernel panic not syncing`

I'm trying to run Ubuntu from a USB drive. When I boot the computer, I get a bunch of messages. The last message is something like kernel panic not syncing attempted to kill init booting I am ...
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71 views

How to make automatically boot in every computer?

I am using ubuntu ( 13.10 ) on a flash-drive. I can move that flash drive all the time and can use it almost in every computer. but to do that, first I have to go to BIOS settings of the computer and ...
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Bootable Flash Drive Ubuntu Install

Just to ask if the method shown here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Allows a computer to be installed with 64-bit Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu on one of my ...
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The USB drive is read only even write protection is off

I have made my Transcend USB 3.0 pendrive into bootable ARCH-LINUX key using dd command. After that it become read only and I was not able to use it. So I formatted as MBR with NTFS partition using ...
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Windows 8.1 is Completely Blocking Ubuntu [duplicate]

A few days ago, I upgraded my Windows 8 Lenovo U410 ideapad to Windows 8.1, and it proved to be a terrible mistake. It seems like the only visible change that it has made is adding the start button. ...
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164 views

grub rescue, unaware of ubuntu on my machine

i was unaware my friend installed ubuntu on my machine until now because im suddenly getting a grub rescue error. all i did yesterday was turn the machine on, check email and turn it off. Today it ...
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1answer
305 views

UEFI USB boot error : No such device: /.disk/Info

As the title states I'm getting this error Error: no such device: /.disk/Info And then it enters GRUB rescue . When I try to boot Ubuntu(12.04.3) via USB drive in UEFI mode. Booting works just fine ...
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0answers
45 views

Boot to USB HD with Linux on a Macbook

So I have a Macbook, and it's dual-booted....I almost never use MacOS, and I like Windows, but Rails is close to impossible to install on it, and so far my experience with it on OSX hasn't been that ...
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419 views

Couldn't find /boot/grub/menu.lst ; How to add USB drive in grub menu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have created the Ubuntu ISO image on a 2GB USB drive. I want to add this USB drive as a boot option in the grub menu. As per the manual ...
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693 views

Reinstalling Ubuntu with USB pendrive

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, switched from win7 2 days ago. I installed 12.04 LTS and it got upgraded to 13.04 after I did don't know what. Anyway that isn't a problem, however, I installed some packages ...
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62 views

Failed to install Ubuntu

I have a problem whereby when I tried to install Ubuntu with my USB pendrive, my laptop crashes whenever i choose the Install option. My DVD reader is broken therefore my last resort is to use USB ...
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1answer
590 views

bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
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1answer
227 views

Portable Installation on ext2 Flash Drive Won't Boot

I've been running Ubuntu from my flash drive for a while now, but due to the frequent read/write feature of the journaling system, it was excessively slow. I read about how it might be this slow ...
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Need help with USB flash drives

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 and have been experiencing many problems with USB flash drives since (mounting trouble). No problems occurred using 12.04. I have no data on this computer, so if need be ...
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'Unable to mount New Volume' and 'Unable to mount 202 GB Filesystem' in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live usb, After I restarted my system with bootable usb, when I try to open my harddisk, it shows-- Unable to mount New Volume Error mounting: mount exited with exit ...
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1answer
389 views

Cant boot from USB [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu alongside with Windows 8, but for some reason, it just deleted the W8 installation. But now, i want windows back, because Wine cant emulate all programs, which is, of ...
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3answers
521 views

How do I install Linux to a bootable USB stick? [duplicate]

I don't mean to create a bootable Live USB stick that has some persistent storage, I mean to actually install Ubuntu on a USB stick and be able to boot up from this on any computer. I've managed to ...
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254 views

USB Bootable Ubuntu

I am a newbie at this so please go easy. I just bought a brand new Sandisk 32GB USB Cruzer Blade. It is genuinely 32GB. I then followed the instructions on ubuntu.com for making it a bootable USB. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot problem from usb

On my laptop I installed ubuntu 13.04 on an external usb disk (so if the external usb disk is connected ubuntu starts, otherwise windows 7 starts from the internal hard disk). Today I tried to start ...
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Ubuntu on USB keeps asking to install on hdd

I used the Pendrive universal USB installer to create a live USB w/Ubuntu I can boot fine and everything works but everytime I boot it asks if I want to install to the HDD. I choose no but it takes ...
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2answers
197 views

Problem While installing Ubuntu

I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 from a Pen drive on Sony Vaio(Model is: SVE151D11L. 64 bit i3 processor) using an ISO image. I made the pendrive bootable by using "Universal USB Installer". The System ...
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Why doesn't the bootable USB show up in the BIOS?

I followed all the instructions on the Ubuntu website as to how to install Ubuntu using a bootable USB. I got the linux pendrive thing, formatted the USB, and have nothing on it besides what was put ...
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Chromebook boot pendrive

i want to create bootable ubuntu-live pendrive on chromebook. I have Crouton (13.04, KDE), but the usb-creator-kde package is not included. I tried to install Unetbootin, grub, syslinux , but none of ...
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USB Stick became Read-Only after using Pen Drive USB Installer

Yesterday I tried to make my 16Gb USB Stick bootable with Ubuntu 13.04 (Desktop x64). After some time because nothing changed I canceled the progress and decided to burn a DVD. The installation with ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu from USb

I have used Universal USB installer and linuxlive USB creater to make a bootable pendrive, but whenever I boot from it just a black screen appears with a dot blinking on upper left corner and it does ...
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Can not boot 12.04LTS from USB HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an external USB HDD, and put the bootloader onto the same drive. This is so I can interrupt the boot sequence on the PC and force the system to boot from the ...
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2answers
114 views

Flash Drive Boot Issue

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 onto a flash drive and everything seemed to go smoothly, but after it told me to restart (and I did), it said t insert a boot device (which should be the flash drive, ...
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1answer
80 views

Version 12.04.2 crashed when booted from a USB

I've been trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 on my new bespoke computer. I don't have a HDD as i am saving for a decent one and have been trying to run Linux of off a USB boot disc. I can load up on the "Try ...
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3answers
372 views

Stuffing In Multiple Bootable ISO's On The Same Pendrive

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 from a bootable 8GB usb pendrive which was created using power iso when i was on windows.Is there a way of stuffing in another bootable windows and a freebsd iso file ...
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1answer
441 views

USB boot doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu on a USB stick and tried to boot it on my PC, but when I did this all that happend was a flickering appearing, going on and on and on. Nothing happens. What can I do about ...
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1answer
611 views

Ubuntu will not boot from my external hard drive

I got a 16GB Flash Drive and turned it to a bootable USB with Pen Drive Linux using the 13.04 64 bit iso. I then booted from it and went to the setup procedure and installed it on a 500 GB external ...
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295 views

Unable to Boot Windows 8 after installing ubuntu in pendrive

I installed Ubuntu on my 32GB pen-drive which is a clean installation.After installation I unplugged my pen-drive now I cannot boot in to windows. It says grub rescue. What do I do.?
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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1answer
673 views

making a bootable, 'portable' usb drive [duplicate]

I have a leftover laptop drive and sata - usb adapter. I'd like to make it bootable and 'portable'. Would it be able to recognize host machine's network card for instance? For the sake of experiment I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 on bootable thumbdrive black screen

So I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable Thumbstick. I can see a purple screen with icons at the bottom and it proceeds to display string after string of lines. After that, I hear drums but ...
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Difference ubuntu-12.04-alternate-amd64.iso and ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso [duplicate]

I am trying make a Ubuntu bootable flash drive using the Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.2.4. Also I have downloaded the a file named ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso which is 7.10.956 kb from a torrent ...
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1answer
208 views

How can I install ubuntu from the ISO in Windows?

I don't have a usb stick or discs available to boot from, so is there anyway I can use the ISO image to install from within windows? I tried using the Windows installer but the download keeps ...
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1answer
241 views

My MacBook Pro does not show Ubuntu USB while holding Alt/Option Key

I'm unable to see my newly created 12.04 in the list after holding alt/option when restarting my MacBook Pro
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USB Stick won't boot

So I wanted to play around with CHrome OS, and installed the Vanilla version of Chromium OS to my trusty USB Stick. I used the Win32DiskImager.exe to install the OS to the USB stick. All went well, ...
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1answer
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I boot my usb and the copyrights details show but I cannot go anywhere from there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? I plug in my usb and turn my computer and ...
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Bootable Pendrive with 12.10 boots into Memtest86+

As the title says, I created a bootable USB Pendrive with Ubuntu 12.10, following the instructions found in Ubuntu's page, in order to install it to my PC. When I reboot the computer with the the ...
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Grub2 attempting to boot hd1 when it should boot hd0

I'm attempting to perform a "normal" install on a USB3 SSD (I don't know if it is noteworthy, but I don't have a swap partition). The installation proceeds normally (I'm installing from a USB2 device ...