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Are Toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? [closed]

1) Are toshiba flash drives compatible with ubuntu? 2) Can they be made into ubuntu live USBs? 3) Are they compatible with other linux distros?
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting (black screen) after pendrive-installation

Let me get this straight. Here is what I did: Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Created Live USB from Pendrive Linux website Booted from the live USB smoothly Inserted a 16GB Pendrive ...
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3answers
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Live USB on a 2-partition usb-drive

I was wondering if I could have 2 partitions on a USB-drive that would allow me to boot on my key as a regular USB-installation-disk (partition1), and another partition for regular storage under ...
1
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1answer
149 views

Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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0answers
47 views

USBs Won't Boot on Mac-Workaraound?

Downloaded 12.04 with UNetbootin to my Mac-Mini to put onto a flash drive. After flash drive is fully loaded,get message saying said flash drive will not boot on a Mac. (Am running OS-X 10.7.5.) I ...
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1answer
95 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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0answers
394 views

No boot from USB option after booting to Windows 8

I removed a hard drive with only Ubuntu on it from my laptop (a Lenovo Z710) and replaced it with a hard drive containing only Windows 8. Before booting to the Windows drive, I put the Ubuntu drive ...
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1answer
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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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Getting an error on Live USB boot: “(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

There are plenty of threads on this topic, I've tried every solution mentioned there: Different version of Ubuntu (Kubuntu 13.10, Kubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.04) Using USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports ...
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1answer
798 views

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick?

How do I know the persistent file size for storing changes of a bootable USB stick? I need to know: A) the space given to persistent storage B) how much of it is free. My idea is to copy some of my ...
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0answers
30 views

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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0answers
447 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 ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Will a 64 bit operating system ran as fast and smooth from a flash drive as the 32 bit version does? [closed]

I have a bootable flash drive that i use ubuntu from. The computer i use it on is powerful enough to run a 64 bit operating system(windows is installed). Does the fact that it is 64 bit matter in ...
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1answer
95 views

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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2answers
21k views

Create bootable USB drive on Mac for Windows [duplicate]

I need to create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu for a Windows machine, but I got a Mac... How can I make a bootable USB on a Mac, for a Windows machine?
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1answer
75 views

How to write two install .iso (for example windows and linux) on one flash?

How to write two installer .iso images (for example Windows and a Linux system like Ubuntu) on one USB flash drive?
0
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1answer
612 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 ...
0
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3answers
546 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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614 views

USB - UNetbootin not showing?

I am currently using Ubuntu, and trying to dual boot with Backtrack 5. I have the ISO and everything but when I start UNetbootin there is no USB showing up. It shows in the sidebar of Ubuntu that my ...
0
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1answer
267 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. ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Ubuntu 13.04 Dark Screen on Live Pendrive

I have a 2-3 year old gateway laptop that I wiped the hard drive to. I tried installing Ubuntu 13.04 from a DVD and that didn't work, but that isn't the question I'm asking. I am now trying to ...
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2answers
2k views

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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1answer
1k views

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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1answer
56 views

Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on iBook G4 from a USB key

I want to install Ubuntu on my iBook G4, but I cannot use liveCD because a CD is stuck in the drive lol... It's been a year or so. I've tried everything excepted opening it up but yeah... I've thought ...
3
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4answers
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Trouble With Persistence After Making a USB Live Thumb Drive Using Pendrivelinux

I created a bootable Ubuntu on my 32GB thumb drive (on a NTFS partition) and I selected a persistence of 4GB. I've noticed that when I reboot from the initial booting off of the USB thumb drive, ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Unable to boot to Live USB linux [closed]

I am trying to test different distros from a specific usb thumb drive that I have. I am installing them using UNetBootIn. The installation goes fine. I am doing this process from Xubuntu 12.10 live ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How much space does Ubuntu use on a persistent pendrive with the updates?

This might have been asked here before......but I am wondering how much disk space on my pendrive an updated Ubuntu 12.10 OS will take up. I have reserved 3.5 GB for it but it gave me an error ...
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0answers
394 views

USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
1
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1answer
46 views

How do I restore PenDriveLinux boot load menu after accidental overwrite?

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu created from pendrivelinux.com. I've been running it off the USB drive to play with Linux on various machines without a problem. I recently installed Ubuntu to a hard ...
1
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5answers
6k views

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, ...
0
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1answer
66 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
315 views

How to force USB to use same device ID instead of new one?

I am having some trouble in automating the task. I am testing some android based mobiles in Linux machine. The automation script uses the device ID under /dev/bus/usb/001/"053" it will be always under ...
2
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1answer
1k views

I get a “no default or ui configuration directive found” on boot [duplicate]

No default or UI configuration directive found. I get this error when I tried to reboot Ubuntu with the DiskOnKey flash drive.
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu Live USB - Finding files that were stored on my flash drive

How can I find the files that were stored on my flash drive before I installed Ubuntu to it? Edit: No, I didn't format it, my files are still on the flash drive root. I just need to know how to ...
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1answer
417 views

How to use a bootable USB on another machine without grub?

I have installed (not live CD) Ubuntu on a USB stick, and now having dual boot with Windows. How can I use this USB on another machine, as the latter does not have grub. How to make the USB ...
0
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1answer
256 views

Live USB doesnt recognize any bootable file on usb. Booting from usb gives disc error

Windows is screwed up and I cannot register it on my computer (product on HD doesn't match product previously on motherboard). So I decided to just run Ubuntu instead. I put the Ubuntu .iso file I ...
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2answers
403 views

I installed Ubuntu onto an external usb drive, can it be used on multiple computers?

I installed the 12.04 iso with unetbootin to a flash drive then booted into the liveusb and installed onto an external hard disks. works flawlessly so far. My question is; Am I able to boot to it ...
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1answer
162 views

Regular installation or Live USB with Reserved Space?

I recently just got a another 8 GB flashdrive (I have a total of 3 flashdrives, 18 GB of total usable space) and I want to install Ubuntu and boot it on a computer to do some coding and Robotics ...
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2answers
2k views

Problem with Terminal while creating a bootable USB stick on OS X

I'm following the instructions to create a bootable USB stick on OS X and everything is fine until step number 8: I have executed sudo, entered my password and now nothing is happening. I tried to go ...
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2answers
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Problems with making a bootable USB Drive on a Mac

I am following these instructions to create a Bootable USB Drive for me Mac and this is the output I get on step 8. new-host:~ Jason$ sudo dd if=/Users/Jason/Desktop/ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.dmg ...
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1answer
316 views

Creating a bootable flash without overlayfs

I want to create an USB stick to carry my Ubuntu everywhere around with me. It's not intended to spread Ubuntu by installing it everywhere, but rather for running my configured system on any computer ...
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1answer
723 views

Multiple OS on one flash drive

I currently have an Ubuntu 12.04 copy on my flash drive, but I'm wondering if I can also have another OS on the same flash drive as well. If I put another OS on the drive, how will it distinguish ...
2
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2answers
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How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux?

What are the steps to install Ubuntu 12.04 with Pendrivelinux, universal USB installer exactly?
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2answers
417 views

How can I use my usb hdd as a live installer without formatting it all?

I have some unpartioned space on my usb HDD and I would like to use that space to setup a live ubuntu installation partition. I have a lot of data in other partitions that I want to keep, so I cannot ...
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1answer
1k views

Install ubuntu on pendrive and use remaining disk space to store files, instead of persistence file

Is there any way where I can install Ubuntu on my pendrive / USB stick, and then have my files, settings, etc. saved across reboots? I want the files to be easily accessible from other computers, so ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Partition Flash Drive?

I want to partition a USB flash drive so that two gigabytes is reserved for ubuntu and persistence, and the other two is for my files. I used gparted to create two fat32 partitions on the flash drive. ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Which folders are often written to, and how can I mount those folders on a separate drive?

I have a headless ubuntu server acting as a fileserver (samba and ssh) and sometimes virtualbox host. It is currently running from a USB drive, since all hard drive slots on the motherboard are ...
3
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3answers
2k views

Cannot boot from LiveUSB created with Pendrivelinux

I was trying to create a LiveUSB with my SanDisk Cruzer on Ubuntu with the Startup Disk Creator program, then because of some reason it could not boot. I guess it was because I checked the Format USB ...
5
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2answers
506 views

Modification on USB bootable drive

A USB bootable drive discards all modifications made at shutdown. Is there a way to save it? If possible, how will that affect a version installed on to a different hard disk using that USB drive?