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Short answer: You can't. Apple doesn't want you to boot an OS other than OS X off USB. If your Mac has a working optical drive, use it. It will save you pain. If you have a newer Mac (64 bit), just remember to use the Mac iso(amd64+mac), not the regular amd64 iso. (See this for an explanation of the difference) Longer answer: (Ok, I lied above.) You ...


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When running a live session, you cannot access a computer's hard drive via /home directory or Home folder. You do need to identify and click on the partition's label or name in the side pane of Nautilus to mount it, that is if you are running Ubuntu with GNOME desktop. For KDE's Dolphin:


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I'd recommend installed versions. Reasons: You can keep them lean and fast by uninstalling unneeded software Installations make better use of your hardware profile (e.g. 64bit/32bit, CPU) Pre-built images of major distribution installations are available for download, here or here Live versions are usually reset to factory settings when rebooted, so ...


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Let me outline two exemplary cases of running Ubuntu in Virtual Box: Occasional testing of softwares in different Ubuntu versions We may not want to take the time, and we may not have the hard disk space for a full installation. In this case we may just boot a live session where we install our application for testing. This installation will not be ...


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Take a look at http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-larger-than-4gb-casper-partition/. The tutorial is for an older version of Ubuntu but works fine for 10.10 and 11.04. The reason why a separate partition must be created is because the USB creator only makes one partition by default (FAT32 filesystem). Onto that partition it copies the CD or ISO contents ...


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Please look here - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization However, I would do this in the following way to avoid those command line hurdle. Install ubuntu in virtualbox. Install gnome-classic and remove unity. Also you can install softwares required like vlc,mp3 codecs. Use remastersys to create an live image.


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First, your partition table appears to have two active partitions, which may prevent your computer from booting even if you fix the problem of the MBR. Windows's MBR boot is kind of funky because it uses a "default" MBR to load the MBR of the active partition. Before you change the boot records, try unmarking one of the partitions and booting. If that ...


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You'll have to chroot into the system. Assume sda1 is your HDD: sudo su mount /dev/sda1 /mnt for f in proc sys dev ; do mount --rbind /$f /mnt/$f ; done chroot /mnt/ From then on you are using the root of your HDD as root and you can apt-get update or yum update or whatever the HDD-system demands. Exit with STRG + D or by typing exit. EDIT: sometimes ...


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With this four steps I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Air mid 2011: Create a new partition using Disk Utility Install latest version of rEFInd on your Mac Download the Mac ISO of Ubuntu and create a bootable USB stick with UNetbootin Restart your Mac select boot from USB and install Ubuntu


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I too saw the error reading from sector 0x5b500, with the 64b version of 12.10. It seems the support for UEFI (a BIOS replacement) is not yet complete. I know of two solutions. If you want just Ubuntu, then enter your computer's firmware and switch from UEFI to legacy. Then use the normal installation process. If you want dual boot and the current OS ...


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To try Ubuntu within Windows, you can run the LiveCD in a "virtual machine" (or a computer within a computer) For an optimal experience, your Windows computer should have at least 1.5 GB of RAM. Steps: Download and extract the portable (no installation) version of VirtualBox, from the PenDriveLinux.com website -- called Tibo's Virtualbox Start ...


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If you mean to do this in the same way that Archlinux is installed, there is the debootstrap command which may be of help. You can create the necessary partition with cfdisk (or gparted) then format it correctly (probably ext4) and mount it. You should then run debootstrap and chroot into the formatted partition before using aptitude to finish the ...


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You can setup a TFTP-Server and put a Ubuntu-Live Image on it, to boot it via PXE on another machine. This is a fresh Live-Disk on every reboot. The resources of the machine on which the Live-Disk is runnig will be used. But the HDD will not be touched. The Live-Ubuntu is running on a ramdisk. You can get the Images for an Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 here: ...


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Aside from all of the obvious things that one can read from the internet about booting from USB on the Surface Pro (i.e. hold down volume button, disable secure boot, etc.), there are a few important things that you need to do to the USB drive before your Surface Pro will boot from it. Why these things are frequently ignored on the "how to boot from USB on ...


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Well .. it works like magic ! I added the file filesystem.squashfs to my webserver root and modified the thrid line : kernel fog/drbl/live/vmlinuz boot=live config nomodeset vga=785 ip=frommedia nosplash fetch=http://MYWEBSERVERIP/filesystem.squashfs


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If your friend simply wants to try Ubuntu, your friend can use a Virtual Machine. Two well known examples are: VirtualBox VMWare See the VirtualBox website for more information. These act very similar to how you would expect an operating system to work, though you may find a few issues with functionality, including, according to some people, a lack of ...


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You need to quickly press the Shift key or Escape, as soon as the bios finishes. That will bring up Grub menu Once you get the menu shown below, you can drop to root prompt, so you can do some maintenance, or any of the other choices.


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I had a similar problem when I used the "start up disk creator" that came with ubuntu to create the live USB and strangely enough it was working fine on other devices so I also thought it was a hardware problem. this was solved by either using the latest version of unetbootin in Linux or Universal USB installer in windows


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The username is stored on the live DVD in ... edit/usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/casper The hostname is in there too. The password is in ... edit/usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/casper-bottom/10adduser If UCK does not allow you to change it from the gui you will need to chroot the ISO yourself and do it manually. More on that in How to customize ...


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This is a FAQ in the Ubuntu Forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1046568 It does not work directly, but requires some special handling with GRUB http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995704 Added: The information on the Download page shows how to build a USB key that is bootable on PCs, but not on Macs.


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To restore the MBR, the accepted method is to use a Windows CD. We didn’t have that luxury. Fortunately we had a Ubuntu Live USB in hand. The method to fix the MBR is: Boot the machine using the Live USB/CD. Install lilo sudo apt-get install lilo Fix the MBR using lilo using the command: sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr Works like a charm!


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What's happening is that the Precise AMD64 internet repositories also include the i386 repositories by default. I assume the reason is so that you can seamlessly install and run i386 programs after simply installing ia32-libs. It looks like this is also true for the CDROM repos -- that's all there is to it. Here's what an extremely simple one-line ...



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