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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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You mustn't change the password with chntpw, what you can do is reset it (if you could change it that means that you can read the previous password). The correct way to use it is: cd /media/B830C9BC30C981BC/WINDOWS/system32/config sudo chntpw SAM SECURITY (change B830C9BC30C981BC as appropiated) Once in this screen you will get to answer several ...


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It's stored in memory and it will be deleted when you reboot the computer. So if you have a low amount of RAM it's very likely that you run out of space quickly.


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Mount the partition where Ubuntu is installed on and run this command: file /media/ubuntu-disk/sbin/init Where /media/ubuntu-disk is the path to where Ubuntu is mounted...


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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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It writes it to the available RAM, thus when you restart your computer it will be gone... That is unless you are using a persistent USB Live Disc, Then it will put it on the flash drive, but at 2GB's you are going to fill it pretty quickly...


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Is there any difference for my purposes between live and installed Ubuntu? Not much. You're going to have lower performance because you're running off a USB stick or DVD and so it'll take longer to load things. You'll also not have as much RAM available because you've got much of the system loaded into RAM.  If you're trying to compile software & ...


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You need persistence. Persistence is not only for user files but also for updates. You can create persistence on a Mac Download Unetbootin and create the liveUSB with it. Installation doesn't replicate updates When you use the liveUSB to install Ubuntu, it will not install the updates done in the live system.


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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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After a LOT of trouble with various methods i finally got ubuntu 13.04 32bits working on a macbook 2,1 (mid 2007). My DVD drive is broken so i really needed a live USB. (DISCLAIMER:)I´m no programmer but after setting things up the following way it worked like charm. Install the latest version of rEFIt. Download Mac Linux USB Loader from this page: ...


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SOLVED - Resolved this issue by unchecking 'install this third party software'.('Download updates while installing' was already unchecked and the machine was offline) You can install mp3 codecs and flash player manually later. Hope this helps somebody.


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Look here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB


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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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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 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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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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I've followed the steps described here and I didn't got any message about the cdrom, etc. I would check the entries in your sources.list and verify that the entries pointing to the installation media are commented out: cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep cdrom # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-GNOME 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release amd64 (20130424)]/ raring main multiverse ...


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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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Is there any way I can change the read only properties of the Live USB while it's in use? No. You copied Ubuntu in a read-only fashion into your drive. While is read-only, all the changes will be lost. That you have already noticed when you try to install stuff into the drive. So, to recap. I am running Lubuntu 13.04 and can't start in Persistent ...


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What you are refering to is an OEM install. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ubuntu_OEM_Installer_Overview


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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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