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Sure, you just boot via the live disk, mount your /home partition and copy your data to an external source. Once you boot intro the live disk (presuming you will use ubuntu) a hdd icon will show up in unity (ore more depending you your configuration) just click on that and it should mount it for you, that represents your hdd(s)


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Update: Rewriting the same image to USB a second time prevented the login screen from appearing. Reproduced on HP Elitebook Folio 1040 with the image from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/contribute/?version=16.04.1&architecture=amd64 Downloaded and copied to USB with usb-creator-gtk 0.2.23. $ sha1sum ubuntu-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso ...


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I confirm, it's work for me To change user name: new-initrd/etc/casper.conf To change uid: new-initrd/scripts/casper-bottom/25adduser More about customize initrd image: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CustomizeLiveInitrd (Be careful to delete the file .disk/info on your usb drive because it can override your setting) Sébastien


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First, you need to make sure you have a drive that can burn DVDs. You cannot use a CD as it will not be large enough to hold the image. Once you have that and a blank DVD, you can just burn the .iso file to the DVD with Brasero, which is installed by default.


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When you first boot from your live disk, press f6 and a menu will ask you to select your language; afterwards, click f6 again for "other options" and scroll down and select "nomodset". after you do this choose whether to try Ubuntu or install. I hope this works for you and good luck exploring Linux!


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You can find aditional information in syslog grep 'Mounted' /var/log/syslog* or find mounted and unmounted logs grep 'Mounted\|Unmounted' /var/log/syslog*


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You could mount your root partition that is on your SSD (usually double clicking the drive icon from the desktop or file manager). If you see multiple partitions/drives you may need to mount them all to find the correct one (the one with the etc folder). Open the etc folder and from there open the lsb-release file. This will contain the distribution ...



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