Questions tagged [live-usb]

Questions related to live (bootable) USB devices, which allow you to test Ubuntu without installing, to install Ubuntu, or carry out tasks that can't be done from the mounted root filesystem, such as resizing partitions.

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Could not write the disk image (/media/hack_den/Alpha_0419/data/distro/tuxlinux-x86-dist.iso) to the device (/dev/sdd)

I am trying to create bootable-disk of Tux Linux through startup disk creator. However, I am getting this error (also given in title) screenshot What can I do? Please help
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Make a custom Ubuntu 20.04 usb boot thumb drive

My Main Goal: I am looking to create a custom ubuntu usb boot thumb drive (fat32) that is very slimmed down and boot directly into one GUI application automatically. EDIT: Specifically I'm looking ...
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Create bootable macOS USB for a non Apple computer

I tried several ways to create a bootable macOS USB for a non Apple personal computer. I expected it to work exactly like my bootable Ubuntu USB. macOS bootable USB seems to be working differently. It ...
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Persistent usb computer system requirements

I can't really find any information about how the computers specs affect the speed of a persistent usb system. My plan: Run ubuntu 20.04 from persistent usb, because it sounds fun, but install ...
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how to prevent swap space from formatting during installation?

I'm using Kali Linux 2020.02 and I have been waiting for new LTS version for ubuntu which is released recently.now I have to install Ubuntu 20.04 in the same disk on a different partition. For that, I ...
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NTFS partition service issue with creating Windows 10 bootable USB on Ubuntu

I wanted to create a Windows 10 Bootable USB for installing Windows on my old system. I followed the instructions given in the answers to this question: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick ...
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Not getting option to Boot with USB in Boot Oprtions

I'm trying in dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 on my HP Pavilion G6 laptopn running Windows 10 Pro. In Boot options I'm not finding the option to Boot from USB in my Boot options. I've done the following: Was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freezes in the splash screen

My friend has ubuntu 18.04 and it got frozen then he restarted the laptop but it stucks in the splash screen, this problem happened to him 2 days ago and when he reinstalled the grub it got fixed but ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB without affecting my laptop and not lose my progress like I do with “try Ubuntu without installing” [duplicate]

I want to know if I can install Ubuntu or any other Linux distro on a USB. I don't want to try it out, I want my changes to the system to be saved to a USB and not lose progress.
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Snaps, 20.04 and Persistent USB

I have noticed that with 20.04, casper-rw / writable, Persistent files and partitions are filling up very quickly. Once full the USB does not boot. Today I had a look and saw that /casper-rw/upper/...
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Trying to fix my ubuntu installation and I am getting this EFI error

Anyone know what this error is about?
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ext4 - Laptop can't detect sandisk USB

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 onto a USB and noticed I am unable to see it on the "Boot from USB" options. I believe this is due to installing it with the ext4 filesystem. My laptop Aspire 3 ...
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Where exactly to put string `fsck.mode=skip` on Lubuntu persistent USB to disabke disk checkup? [duplicate]

I used Rufus to put Lubuntu 20.04 on a USB pendrive with persistant storage. I can boot Lubuntu from USB and can save stuff persistently - great. But the disk checkup runs for several minutes on ...
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How to install UBUNTU without LiveCD, LiveDVD or LiveUSB? [duplicate]

Context I'm using Windows 8.1 on a laptop with broken USB ports. I want to install UBUNTU and remove Windows. I tried to use Unetbootin but I got error 15 in the installation. Any help for a ...
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Disc check each time I boot to a USB to Try Ubuntu 20.04

First time this ever happened with a Ubuntu release, I get a disc check each time I boot to a USB drive to Try Ubuntu 20.04. Is because of the way the USB drive is formatted (NTSC) or the tool I ...
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How to create a bootable thumbdrive using MacOS [duplicate]

My ubuntu machine died and I need to install a new OS on that machine using another laptop I have which is a MacOS machine. I am having trouble finding good info on how to create a bootable thumbdrive ...
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Creating a bootable Mac OS USB from Ubuntu 20.04. Unetbootin won't install

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive for Mac OS El Capitan from a machine that has Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried to install Unetbootin. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa sudo apt-get ...
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Xubuntu live-USB install stuck (NO NVIDIA)

I'm new to Linux, Trying to install xubuntu 20.04 on a dell inspiron 11-3000 series (2.3MGz, 8RAM, only intell GPU) which already runs windows 10, using a bootable-USB created with RUFUS. Bios options ...
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Create Ubuntu Live on external HDD in Ext4 Partition

sorry if this is a silly question, I am new to Ubuntu. I have an external HDD, and would like to create Ubuntu Live on a 20GB Ext4 partition of that system. I tried going to Disks, selecting the ...
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GRUB can't find root files Ubuntu 20.04

Just tried to clean install my computer with the newest Ubuntu but it takes me immediately to grub. My partition is saved at (hd0,msdos5) it seams. I did the assignments as follows: grub> set ...
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Benchmark Ubuntu Persistent USB vs Installed System

Persistent USB's used to be very slow compared to an installed system. Nowadays Persistent USB's using 18.04 almost seem to be catching up to installed systems in speed, except perhaps when saving ...
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Can we apply security updates only to a persistent live system?

I have created a Xubuntu 20.04 persistent live with guidus/mkusb on a usb 4gig and works fine. I also have installed 5 programs, synaptic package mgr, mkusb, and a few others without problems. Also i ...
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Facing problem live booting

I can't live boot this version with Rufus. The pc doesn't boot even after changing boot priority from BIOS. The computer just boots as Windows. Please help me.Thanks in advance.
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Error when Installing persistent Ubuntu on USB drive “sdb3 could not be mounted”

i've been trying to install persistent Ubuntu 20.04 on an 16Gb USB 3.1 drive using a non persistent live usb drive with ubuntu 20.04. I've been following this tutorial from how to geek. Unfortunally ...
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I can't see contents of my hard disk drive in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm trying ubuntu live with usb for the first time in a windows machine. I am now in the ubuntu desktop and I want to explore my files in my hard disk which is separate from my boot drive. I've gone ...
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ISO image changes after it has been booted from

I wrote lubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso to a USB flash drive that I had previously overwritten with random data, and then I successfully verified it using this script: # head -c $(stat -c %s lubuntu-...
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Ubuntu on an USB Stick - How to see other USB Sticks

I have Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop on a thumb drive with persistence, created by Rufus. I want to transfer some files from another USB drive (plugged into the same Windows 10 box) or from the Windows 10 C:...
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Casper-rw Persistence Files Not Working with 20.04

I have just noticed that casper-rw persistent files are not working with Ubuntu 20.04 when booted from an ISO file. Persistent partitions are again working, however persistent partitions do not work ...
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Custom boot option for installer does not show up in UEFI mode

TL;DR My customized Ubuntu Live Installer USB Stick shows the customized menu option in Legacy BIOS mode on my old laptop but not in UEFI BIOS mode on my new laptop. Why, and how do I fix this? ...
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I want to make a portable version of Linux Ubuntu

I want to create a bootable version of Ubuntu on a USB that I can use on a Windows machine. Let me explain. I have a Windows machine and I want to be able to use Linux without getting VirtualBox or ...
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How do I make /boot/efi writeable under a Live Session?

I am trying to fix a specific problem (this problem) and a solution that somebody else has suggested involves me re-naming a particular file under a live session of Ubuntu... But I cannot seem to make ...
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How to install ubuntu on external HDD if I dont have flash drive or DVD?

I dont have dvd or flash drive (pendrive) and I am on windows 10 pro now.I want to install ubuntu 18.04 on my internal ssd, or atleast on my external hdd( which is the only thing that I have). Please ...
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How to disable live system check at startup (booting) in ubuntu 20.04?

I am using Kubuntu, and one very irritating feature in (K)ubuntu 20.04 is the enforcement of live usb disk checking at startup, and if you are not fast enough to press ctr-c then it will take minutes ...
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Remove Ubuntu 20.04 Try/Install screen

How can I remove the Try Ubuntu / Install Ubuntu screen on my 20.04 Persistent USB drive? Being diverted to this screen increases boot time on both Rufus and mkusb Persistent USB drives. I would ...
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Can you only install and not try ubuntu from a live usb in ubuntu 20.04?

Yesterday I made a clone of an older hard drive (Ubuntu Server 16.04) which I fear will die pretty soon. Switched the drives and wanted to boot with a live USB drive to change the uuid from the boot ...
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Disable Ubuntu 20.04 disk checkup every boot?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 persistent on my usb. Every time boot, it starts disk checkup. I have to press Ctrl + C every time. I want to disable it permanently. And also for each shutdown it says press ...
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My HP laptop does not boot to Ubuntu. Frozen at the HP logo. Is there a solution?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on my laptop. When i restarted my laptop one day, my screen was stuck at the HP Logo. I have tried Esc, Shift and all the function buttons but cannot access the BIOS ...
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reboot old ACER E5-511 to run Ubuntu 18.04.4

Noticed others also having trouble with Acer booting from an ISO flash drive. This machine is five years old and is now running Linux Mint - the changeover to Mint from Win8 was completely effortless ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on MacbookAir 2019/EFIBoot live not launching_Rebooting

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 as the only OS on a MacbookAir released on 2019 (MacbookAir8,1) with MacOS Mojave (10.14) preinstalled and it seems that I have a graphic issue during live session ...
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What is the correct way to create a Persistent Ubuntu 20.04 Usb? [duplicate]

I want to create a persistent Ubuntu 20.04 on my 8GB USB stick. Currently I have both windows and ubuntu as base Os. Better with windows.
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Removing Grub from Windows boot drive, but still be able to boot from usb

I installed Linux on a USB drive. I made sure to keep the efi partition in the USB drive itself and set the bootloader to install in the USB drive as well. However, every time I start my Computer grub ...
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Stuck at black screen with Ubuntu logo [closed]

I just made a bootable USB to install 20.04. I then boot my laptop, and selected installation from the USB drive. After that, the screen showed up where it ran some disk checks and now, it's stuck. It'...
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Cannot boot on USB stick , Acer Swift 3

I'm trying to run an Ubuntu live on a USB stick instead to install it after. But the system freezes during the boot screen, with the manufacturer logo... I've tried nomodeset and it still does not ...
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Disk check on startup in 20.04

Downloaded 20.04 and created a USB using Rufus under windows 10. A disk check seems to be triggered at each launch of the USB disk (using it as a live disk). Is there a way to stop this from happening?...
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Snap store not included in 20.04 live USB

I'm running 20.04 from a live USB. The snap store doesn't seem to be installed. When I tried to install it using the command sudo snap install snap-store I got the error error: cannot communicate ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 can't boot from flash pendrive

I did create a flash media to install Ubuntu 20.04 but it isn't booting. It reach the grub menu but stuck into a black screen. I tried the same pendrive with an image of Ubuntu 19.10 and there weren'...
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Installing Ubuntu from Live Persistence USB

I am currently running Ubuntu on a live persistence USB and I was wondering if it was possible to install Ubuntu onto the hard drive as well as all the data on the persistence flash drive. Thanks!
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Not given the ‘install alongside windows 10’ option. Looked at other threads but they didn’t help also

I have a windows 10 DELL XPS 15 7590. The steps that I have taken to dual boots are: Download UBUNTU 18.04 Set up a live USB using etcher.io Create an unallocated partition to install Ubuntu Boot in ...
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Can not install or run glxgears from Ubuntu USB

I am new to ubuntu, I have installed ubuntu on USB and booting from it, I wanted to test my graphics card so want to run glxgears tool .. When I type the command as below to install the package it ...
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Dual monitor bug on Ubuntu 19.10 live USB

I'm currently having an odd problem with a Ubuntu 19.10 live USB. I currently have a dual monitor setup, my secondary monitor is to the left of my main one. By default, Ubuntu puts the secondary ...

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