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INSTALLING UBUNTU 12.04 fro already downloaded file (installing with pendrive)

I have got this file downloaded: "ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-amd64" I have a 64 bit OS and want to install ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside win 7 (which I already ahve on the PC) I have a Pendrive. how do ...
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Can i install Ubuntu on my pen drive [duplicate]

Can i install Ubuntu on my pen drive, i do not want to install it at my system's drive I just want whenever i plug the pen drive, run Ubuntu else run my Windows 8 Is it possible if it is possible.. ...
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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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Downloading for bootable USB (lubuntu) - torrent vs download of standard image?

I think I'd better apologize right away for probably kind of stupid questions, I'm a real beginner when it comes to Linux or basically setting up operating systems at all. Or, even computer stuff ...
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installing ubuntu on to a pc without an os with a usb stick

im trying to install ubuntu onto a pc i have built that does not currently have an os on it, i have followed the ubuntu instructions to make my usb bootable. in my bios i have the option to boot from ...
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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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i cant install ubuntu using pendrive usb installer

i have tried countless times to install ubuntu to my laptop/ netbook, but to no avail, i have followed all the instructions on this ...
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Live USB “Check disk for defects” returns defects

I'm trying to use a live USB to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. I made the disk with pendrivelinux (per instructions on the Ubuntu website). It all completed successfully, I checked the ...
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Problems Re-installing ubuntu

I previously uninstalled the operating system "Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit", and now it is not available to boot from. I am trying to install "Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit" and I am having quite a hassle doing so. I ...
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Boot problems in install

I had windows 8 running on my computer and decided that I wanted to swith over to using ubuntu. I used my USB drive and downloaded the 13.10 edition. The. I used the PendriveLinux software from the ...
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fix a broken ubuntu installation from pendrive

Something went wrong in the upgrade of my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 The upgrade basically crashed halfway through. On booting I was thrown into a maintainence screen. I found some online instructions ...
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Pendrive is not working after installing ubuntu 13.04 64 BIT on it. Help?

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on my hp v115w 8 gb pendrive. I mean the full installation, not the liveDisk one. Now the pendrive is completely dead. It booted from the pendrive couple of times ...
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Universal Pen Drive Linux Will Not Burn IOS Ubuntu 13.10 To USB [duplicate]

Universal Pen Drive Linux will not let me burn the iso to my usb. Whenever I attempt it it says 'can not open file 'E:*where I put my downloads*\ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso' as archive'. Any help ...
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I've used Ubunetin to Install on flash drive but now BIOS / PC won't Read!

So far I've tried everything from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and none of them want to boot of my flash drive. I've even tried changing the Flash drive. One a 8GB PNY and another being a OneTouch ...
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Flash Drives Installer?

I know I used to be able to install Ubuntu on a flash drive, then install it on a hard drive, using the flash, instead of a CD. Its been a few years since I've had to install from a flash drive, so ...
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757 views

Install Windows 7 on a usb drive using Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to Install Windows 7 Home Premium on an external SSD. I found some tools and a guide which I successfully ran on a Windows machine. This WAIK tools include ...
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warning: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated

I am running into a problem while creating a USB drive with downloaded *.iso image in Windows, using Universal USB installer: I copied the ubuntu-10.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso using Universal USB ...
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689 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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Ubuntu LIve USB on external 400GB solid state drive for prolonged use

In recent days I've managed to destroy two internal hard drives... Both my own lenovo thinkpad T410 and within a fortnight my father's lenovo ideapad Y450... I think I spurned the harddisks by sitting ...
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Making a Ubuntu pedrive into a regular pendrive

I have weird question with a simple answer, but I'm to lazy for simple. (That was a joke). I have two desktopss and a 32 gig pendrive with ubuntu 12.04 installed. My old desktop is ancient, I'd ...
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377 views

Installing multiple operating systems onto a flash drive

I am trying to install centos onto another one of my machines, and I am new to Ubuntu. When I downloaded centos the operating system came as two .iso images. So far I have been unable to figure out ...
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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
589 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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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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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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How to install ubuntu on windows 8? [duplicate]

I have a windows 8 laptop that does not have a disc drive. I have a 16 gb flash drive that I can use if I need. Overall I don't really know how to install ubuntu. I have installed the 64 bit version ...
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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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Install grub2 to usb-drive in order to boot to hdd-installed Ubuntu 13.04 x64 in UEFI mode

I've been trying to find a way to install grub2 to a usb drive, in such a way that I can boot a PC in UEFI mode into Ubuntu, without modifying the UEFI firmware settings in any way or replacing the ...
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How do I download Ubuntu and get rid of my old os?

I have a net book with Windows 7 Starter and I downloaded Ubuntu on my usb drive, since I don't have a disk drive. And I want to install it and delete windows all at the same time, because I don't ...
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Problems instaling ubuntu studio over ubuntu 13.10

So I had Ubuntu studio version 12.10 on my Toshiba laptop before it was stolen out of my car unfortunately. I would like to install Ubuntu studio on my other Toshiba which is currently using regular ...
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Installing 13.04 from USB causes a reboot hafway through

I recently installed 13.04 Raring Ringtail on a new, formatted USB flash drive, using the installer from http://pendrivelinux.com. To boot from it, I rearranged the boot order in BIOS. The system ...
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195 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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Hybrid USB Install Method - netboot and iso

I was following the steps here ("Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting") https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/installation-guide/i386/boot-usb-files.html to create a installation usb drive for ...
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Pendrive install asks for CD

Trying to install from USB on a Win 8 machine. It boots from the Pendrive USB fine, but when the dialogue gets past the language and keyboard select, it asks for the CD and won't go any further. How ...
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I want to intall ubuntu on a windows 7 PC from a usb on a Mac. What do I do?

I have a PC that i want to wipe the harddrive and install ubuntu on it. The only other working machine i have is a Mac. So i was wondering how i could install ubuntu onto a flash-drive and then ...
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Does installing Ubuntu from itself on a flash drive install it on my hard drive?

I apologize for the horribly worded title, but it's all I could think of. Anyway, I have a MacBook Pro and I've followed the instructions here: ...
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When to remove the pendrive after installing Ubuntu?

I don't exactly know when to remove the USB used for installing Ubuntu. If I don't remove it even when the option 'restart now' comes after installation, I go to the same option of try Ubuntu, install ...
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Is it possible to do a FULL install of ubuntu/any distro to a flash drive?

I've tried this several times in the past, but none of them worked. First I tried doing it like a normal Xubuntu 32 bit install (I removed the hard drive of the computer I was installing it from) ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a USB hard drive from a USB stick

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a USB hard drive from a USB stick (as I understand installing from CD should be much easier, but CD drive is not working, unfortunately). First I tried to install ...
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3answers
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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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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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Modified hd-media initrd.gz causing kernel panic

My problem relates to modifying the contents of the hd-media initrd.gz. I am customising ubuntu 12.10 server. I want the early and late commands of the installer to be able to run a couple of shell ...
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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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How to install and use Ubuntu from a USB flash drive on Windows 8?

I'd like to fully install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive, not create a LiveUSB, but to treat the flash drive as an external hard drive. I've read it's possible and I know my computer ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I make my pendrive bootable (My UBUNTU copy is not an ISO file)?

I have UBUNTU 12.04 LTS OS. Its not an image file/ISO image. I have searched a lot about how to make a pendrive bootable in order to install ubuntu, but everywhere they assume that I have ISO file. ...
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191 views

Having trouble booting ubuntu 12.04 desktop from usb in windows 7

I have written the image onto my usb drive. Everything went through, however once i restart my pc, it wont read the disk. Do i need to open safemode to boot? Or should I reformat the drive and rewrite ...
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909 views

Install Ubuntu on a USB Hard Drive (not Live)

Some time ago I made a question asking How to install Ubuntu on a USB external Hard Drive without losing its external storage ability. They've closed my question and sent to this one. Today I did the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Install

Hello Does anyone know how to install Ubuntu from a flash drive? I think I know how to do it but I don't want to delete my windows... I have Linux and Windows on the same computer you see that's my ...