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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How do I install packages when using Ubuntu 18.04 LiveUSB?

I'm trying to use an Ubuntu 18.04 LiveUSB to recover a lost file. I've booted into the LiveUSB. Now, I need to install the 'testdisk' package. I can run $ sudo apt update and $ sudo apt upgrade with ...
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How can I prevent the launcher for ubiquity in a persistent live stick

I have made a persistent Live stick for Ubuntustudio 20.94.2.0 LTS. I want to let people boot from this stick to use it in the configuration I have made. However I want to avoid that somebody playing ...
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How can I find out the file causing complaints during boot time? (persistent live stick)

I have made a persistent live stick with Ubuntustudio 20.04 from ubuntustudio-20.04.2.0-dvd-amd64.iso. I applied some changes to it (e.g. install Chromium and uninstall Firefox, because it caused ...
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Unable to boot from Ubuntu 20.04.02 live usb

I have Dell XPS 9500 and I am unable to boot from live-usb created via Rufus (or via regular 7z x ) whatever partition option I choose (MBR/GPT) neither disabling secure boot seem to work. I have an ...
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Error when creating bootable USB stick [0xC00305B4]

Error says "This operation returned because the timeout period expired." Worked fine up to that point but it won't get past this point.
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Low disk space in ubuntu partition does not allow me to login stuck at dev sda files blocks [ubuntu 20.04]

After the file system warning me about low disk space when I try to login its showing me the message on the screen dev/sda clean XXXXXX/XXXXX files XXXXX/XXXXX blocks hence I can not access my GUI. ...
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Make a full bootable usb stick with Gnome disk utility

I want to make a usb stick bootable with multiple iso files. How can I do it via Gnome disk utility? How can I config the usb for showing grub2 before starting any of ISOs?
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update-grub on persistent usb chooses wrong grub.cfg

I've created a persistent linux installation using the often suggested method with the help of mkusb and installing the final system using the before-created partitioning scheme (see e.g. here: https:/...
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Way to speed up cp -a (using cp -a within a thumb drive is very slow)

When using a thumb drive with a persistent operating system, it happens that the persistent partition casper-rw gets corrupted, if one pulls out the thumb drive too early after shutting down the ...
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Creating/editing a bootable usb with your own applications (like a hirens boot) [duplicate]

Can you help me with my problems? i want to make a bootable usb image of a ubuntu system. point is, i want to use a USB (witch you normaly can install ubuntu from) to boot from with some special ...
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persistant live-USB doesn't save my wifi password

I have a persistant live-USB with an almost empty casper-rw part. And I know the persistant part works because when I open firefox, it opens the tabs from my last session. But each time I reboot, I ...
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Cant see pcie nvme drive bitlock drive but not enabled bitlock Dell Latitude 5511

Bios had RAID enabled, so that i fixed to AHCI Installing Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS but it's not detecting my Samsung PCIe NVME SSD https://support.thinkcritical.com/kb/articles/switch-windows-10-...
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USB Drive not recognized in grub terminal

As part of an automated system update, I need to programmatically boot from a USB thumb drive. While Ubuntu 20.04 has been booted from the hard drive, I add the following to /etc/grub.d/40_custom: ...
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ich kann Skat online nicht installieren - Tastatur wohl gesperrt [closed]

wenn ich im Terminal den Befehl : sudo ./install-skat-online-XX.bin, verlangt Linux anschließen das Passwort-- aber die Tastatur reagiert nicht mehr ?? kann jemand helfen ?
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Live USB with persistence vs full install on USB?

I know this get asked a lot, but because things change very often with a new version of Ubuntu every 6 months, I'm curious if anything has changed regarding this question. I'm currently using Live ...
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Create Multiboot USB with a live USB stick

I have a live usb stick with ubuntu 20.04 LTS in it. I want to try out other distributions too. Is it possible to change it to a multiboot usb without formatting it? I tried with ventoy, but it is not ...
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Custom Live Lubuntu Wifi Drivers

I have created a custom live disk based on the Lubuntu 20.04 LTS iso. I removed all graphical elements and any optional/extra packages using this https://askubuntu.com/a/79787/245473 answer. ...
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Unable to boot into live USB of practically any linux distro

I used to have a windows 10 / ubuntu 20.04 dual boot on my computer. My computer has the following specifications: CPU: Intel it-6600K Memory: 24GB 2133MHz RAM (8,4,8,4) Graphics: NVidia 1070 Zotac ...
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Using live ubuntu environment USB for storage

I created a bootable usb with a 32GB USB 2.0 flash drive. My question is, can I still use it for storing my files? If yes, how?
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How to change permission on USB stick which is Ubuntu Bootable

I have a ubuntu bootable stick in which I want to add a custom folder. I couldn't create a folder directly since it is read-only. I've tried chmod 666 on this and also tried several other things I ...
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LiveUSB has way better performances than install

I tried to play a browser game (krunker.io) both from a liveUSB and from a fresh install, and the difference in performances is abysmal. From the liveUSB, I get around 45 fps, everything is perfectly ...
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How to make a persistent USB/SD from Mac

I've been searching the internet for ages now and I haven't been able to find a way to make a persistent Ubuntu 20.04 USB from a Mac. All the articles seem to either be outdated or just say "now ...
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How to create a live persistent Ubuntu usb?

I know how to make a live persistent usb on Ubuntu using mkusb, but it formats the usbdata partition, the partition that is actually read by other laptops, as NTFS. Is there a way or another tool to ...
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How to add update-grub to grub boot menu

update-grub is useful for fast re-configuring grub especially when using multiple hard disks I need a way to add this functionality to grub menu itself?
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Why does already installed ubuntu needs reinstall?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my laptop. At first everything is going great, but after restart when installation is done, it's telling me that there is no bootable device and if I stick flash drive ...
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Windows Boot USB is not showing in Boot Manager boot menu after installing Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu. Now I want to install Windows again. I have a bootable USB with Windows on it, but when I go into the boot menu the USB is not visible. This is what I see when I go to the ...
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How to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a non-UEFI compliant motherboard?

I'm building a computer using some hand me down parts. My old motherboard supports EFI and BIOS, but does NOT support UEFI (too old, its a 2012 era system). Every time I have tried to make a bootable ...
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Windows 10 boot and repair fail after trying Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS on a USB stick

Newbie wannabe user of Ubuntu here. Excuses for the total ignorance displayed beforehand. I created a USB stick with Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS and wanted to try it out to see if I would like it to replace ...
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How to boot lubuntu from a live usb on an EeeBook?

Hitting "escape" at power-on gives the choice between windows boot manager or other, and "other" opens the BIOS. Hitting F2 repeatedly at power-on also brings up the BIOS. With of ...
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Can't create bootable usb key with windows 10

Startup disk creator won't open the file. I click on "other", find the file, click on "open" (or double click the file), nothing happens. Rufus - well, the "balena-etcher"...
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My two usb ports are not working after my laptop ran out of power

I was using my laptop unplugged and didn't check the power level, it went off. I plugged it in and now my only two usb ports are no longer working since then, am running xubuntu 20.04 and checking ...
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No sound on Asus Zenbook UM433D with Ubuntu 20.04.2.0

Since March 2020 I have been trying Ubuntu on Asus Zenbook UM433D (family name) UM434DA-A5949T (more precise name, with 434 instead of 433...). I use "try ubuntu" with a USB key. I don't ...
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Persistent Live USB/Storage: Fix default user issue after upgrade to 20.04

I created and have been using a persistent live usb disk with Ubuntu 18.04, for some time. During this time, I used a user account that I created, not the original user account for the live disk. I ...
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Preventing freezing in Ubuntu 20.04 running from live USB

When I am running Ubuntu 20.04 from a live USB (without installing it) it usually happens that when a certain degree of activity is reached (i.e lots of programs running and/or lot of internet tabs ...
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How to edit /etc/default/grub on live-usb?

I have a problem (described here and here) installing Ubuntu on my laptop from USB stick, and some people say that I need to change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT value in /etc/default/grub to quiet iommu=...
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booting linux from usb drive

I am trying to boot linux from a samsung usb drive to macbook pro 2020 non m1 processor. however, when linux pulls up my keyboard and track pd does not work. my magic mouse wont connect with. does ...
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Cannot boot with any kernel, kernel panic

I think my problem may be related to a failed kernel update. Anyway, I cannot boot from any available kernel. I have tried rebooting, entering system recovery (boot options), and then selecting "...
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Full Ubuntu USB Boot Drive Installation Not Working

For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to make a full installation of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my 64 GB USB 3.1 but it hasn't been working. Initially, I successfully installed it on a 32 GB USB 2....
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How to modify partitions without a live USB/CD

Plenty of people struggle when they want to modify partitions on their running system. Frequently its because the partition they want to modify is mounted and when they run GParted the partition is ...
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Can I create 'boot repair' on liveUSB when UEFI not supported by laptop?

My laptop doesn't support UEFI. As shown:' $ sudo efibootmgr EFI variables are not supported on this system.' However, to create a bootable 'boot repair' liveUSB requires UEFI - there does not seem to ...
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no “try Ubuntu” or “install Ubuntu” option macOS

I'm trying to replace my macOS with Ubuntu (install not try). This problem shows up when I try to boot up Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a mac book pro with a USB. Instead of "Try Ubuntu" or "...
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Ubuntu / Linux / Windows Virus wrote to my “read only” 20.04.1 Live USB (Twice!) and infected two separate live USB's! How is this possible?

Ok. Hang on to your hats! This is going to sound crazy but I have been attacked by some crazy hacker malware. I believe it started out as a file-less attack on my Widoze 10 Home partition and spread ...
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BIOS boot order priorities are fixed after installing 20.04

After installing a dual boot W10/Ubuntu I tried to add space to some of my ubuntu partitions using the same bootable USB disk. But if I can access BIOS I cannot change anything, it displays FIXED BOOT ...
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Rufus Bells and Whistles or Rufus vs Etcher

Both Rufus and Etcher will create a Live USB for installing Ubuntu. Rufus appears to have a lot more options than Etcher, thus it appears more complicated. Rufus BalenaEtcher Please explain the use ...
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How to install Ubuntu on new SSD on old computer

I have set up a bootable USB with the latest LTS release but the BIOS does not recognize it. It only sees the empty SSD. I have tried it on my laptop and it boots fine. I think it may be because the ...
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What Is The Replacement For ubuntu-defaults-builder?

To make simple adjustments to the iso (e.g. change background add a few packages) I used to be able to do: ubuntu-defaults-template ubuntu-defaults-mydistro <modify a few config files> dpkg-...
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Shutdown external hard disk where the system is installed

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on an external hard drive, everything works fine, I can't install it on the internal hard drive because it is a company computer, so the solution of installing Ubuntu on ...
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Can i make my bootable usb have a persistent storage after creating it without it?

I created a bootable usb to live boot ubuntu but during setting it up i forgot to give it a persistent storage so that i can save my changes during boots , is there a way to do it without getting the ...
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Need to manually boot linux vmlinuz casper from USB live pendrive

Hello sorry for the question title, I'll edit later On a damn Asus netbook model X205TA you can't boot the common USB live made with e.g. unetbootin or rufus GOAL: wipe the existing Windows 10 32bit ...
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Not able to use wifi after installing ubuntu on bootable external hard disk

I am very new to ubuntu. I installed it on an external hard drive using my mac to try it. I used the bootable stick on my mac, but i am encountering some problems. When i try to connect to wifi, a ...

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