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I use (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/) - been using it for years to burn iso's to usb. Using ISO Master you can extract it and modify what you want then turn it back to iso.


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It is true that you can install software in a live session of Ubuntu, when booting from a USB stick (called a Live CD). Where it stores it depends on which kind of USB stick you have made (persistent or non-persistent, as you mention yourself). To provide a complete answer, I will mention both options below. If the standard, non-persistent session is used, ...


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The SYSLINUX configuration on Ubuntu Live CD is somewhat confusing, but I managed to figure out after reading this post on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange and refer to this Syslinux Wiki. Part A: Skip install/boot to desktop To boot directly to Live session, you need to do two things: replace the default vesamenu.c32 with default live (whose label live ...


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Use lsblk to list all the drives and find yours /dev/sdx. Run the following: # dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdx bs=8M && sync Replace x with the drive you want to wipe. Run it multiple times if you're paranoid (eject and reinsert the drive each time to ensure that the data gets flushed). This will erase everything, so be careful. I mean it. It's ...


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The best way to wipe a SSD is to issue an ATA SECURE_ERASE command rather than using low-level utilities such as dd, because it's faster and more reliable, due to a number of reasons. Run lsblk and determine to which block device the drive is currently mapped (if you have only that drive attached it will likely be mapped to /dev/sda) Run sudo hdparm -I ...


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Some EFIs can be flaky and lose functionality, such as the ability to launch their built-in boot managers, for no apparent reason. My guess is you've run into this problem. One approach you might take is to fix the firmware's problem. I don't know of a sure-fire procedure for doing this, though, so you'll have to either find help elsewhere (maybe somebody ...


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Personally I am not a lawyer, though I think you cannot sell anything legally without paying a taxes or getting a special permission. Furthermore, it would be a matter of ethics to sell something that is free (and more than free) in a first place. Nevertheless, you can ask for the compensation of the service of writing the CD (practically selling the ...


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After a discussion with OP, a working solution was found. Just boot into a live system, open a terminal and type: sudo e2fsck -f -C 0 /dev/sdxy where sdxy is the corresponding partition. This should solve the issue. Note : e2fsck works on Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file systems. If you have a different file system, execute sudo fsck /dev/sdxy -f instead.


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If you would have followed this advice it would have been as simple as formatting / and keeping /home… The easiest thing to do now, would be to actually reinstall and partition at a minimum: /, swap and /home. That way your computer will be future-proof against any more re-installs. The best you could do is follow this advice from What's a good back-up ...



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