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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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Ubuntu Live USB + Persistent partition has painfully slow boot, 32 minutes vs. 2 minutes without Persistent partition

Ubuntu 20.04.3 64-bit 8GB flash drive, written via Rufus Legacy BIOS, old dual core processor, USB 2.0, 8GB RAM Hello: Ubuntu Live USB without Persistent partition boots quickly. With a 3GB ...
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Keep rebooting after installing

I've just installed Ubuntu 22.04 On hp elite book g1 12 gig ram i5 intell 1.9 - 2.5 GHz 128 internal storage. While installing ends it say to restart then wants to remove flash and press enter after ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init exit [closed]

I tried fedora & linux mint & manjaro And I am sure I will get same results with all other distrubutions Result => works on my laptop and does not work on my desktop pc I have a PC Desktop ...
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"out of memory" error when installing ubuntu 22.04

I own a 2021 Lg Gram and have been trying to install Ubuntu on dual boot (wiht a USB drive).Every time i click "try to install ubuntu" or "Ubuntu safe graphics" i get the screen ...
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LiveOS - Uninstallation by `apt purge` is supposed to increase free disk space, but it actually decreases free disk space. Why?

By uninstalling a package, we expect that there will be more free disk space. However, "sudo apt purge PACKAGE" actually decreases the free disk space. It seems that "apt purge" ...
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Persistent storage: How do I set it up using Ubuntu Live 22.04 LTS?

I've just downloaded the latest version of Ubuntun for Desktop, version 22.04 LTS. At the moment, I don't want to install it onto my hard disk drive. I wish to try it first. Does Ubuntu Live 22.04 LTS ...
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How to make a bootable usb which runs Lubuntu off RAM, and has persistance?

Check my Answer below. I am still having some issues, a user is reporting that their pendrive gets too hot while using. I have a laptop with no HDD. I am hoping to make a bootable USB with Lubuntu ...
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How to boot live distribution with secure boot enabled?

I want to try the live distribution, but I have on my laptop secure boot enabled and I can't disable it because of locked BIOS (company notebook, I can't do anything about it). Is there any way to ...
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Install Ubuntu on bootable USB

I want to install a Ubuntu 18.04 environment on a USB. I only have one USB and can therefore not install the ISO image from Ubuntu on one USB and install it on the other USB (like done here). I ...
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Booting ubuntu 22.04 from a thumb drive?

I am new to ubuntu. I initially installed ubuntu 20.04 on a dell Inspiron laptop. With 22.04 out, I want to boot it from a thumb drive to see how I like it compared to 20.04. I have created a boot ...
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using a kvm to run a live usb over ethernet for multiple systems

Can you connect a live usb to a KVM switch and access the live usb from the computers connected to the KVM via usb, ethernet and VGA?
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Can't detect external ssd drive when installing ubuntu 18.04.6 alongside macOS

I am following this guide to install ubuntu 18.04.6 on an external ssd drive: https://florisvanbreugel.wordpress.com/tag/ubuntu-on-mac/ The external ssd drive is detected and usable in macOS. When ...
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I can't get Ubuntu Studio 22.04 to open from a live USB pen drive

I have made two live USB pen drives. Using two different computers, both running Ubuntu FF. I downloaded the iso from a torrent. I check summed the file. I formatted the USB key to FAT 32, created the ...
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Excessive slowness booting Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop Live USB

For some reason, the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop amd64 image takes ~5 minutes to boot on both my laptop and my workstation. I downloaded the image using the official torrent so it's automatically ...
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22.04 Ubuntu Live USB Has Pink Headers

I sort of like the pink header on the 22.04 Ubuntu live USB, but on the actual install, that is not there. The only themes are on the accent color. I wonder why this is not included in the actual ...
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How to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on old Acer Aspire 5720 ICL50 [duplicate]

This old Acer 5720 ICL50 already runs Ubuntu 20.04 Bionic Beaver and Linux Mint 20.3Una on 2 separate partitions. Both work fine and I update monthly. The machine is only used a reference machine, ...
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What is the option I need to download if I want to have an USB to boot Ubuntu?

I have read the instructions to have a stick USB, and I believe that is the option to avoid altering my PC's configuration but I am unsure of what is the option I should download
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How to Create a Full Install of Ubuntu 22.04 to USB Device Step by Step

Every issue of Ubuntu LTS since 8.04, I have made a Full install of Ubuntu to USB flash drive, and recorded each step. Ubuntu installation method has changed since those days. This has been intended ...
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Unable to enter installation 22.04 boot usb ACPI errors Laptop Legion 5 Pro

Laptop: Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (Ryzen 5 5600H, NVIDIA RTX 3060), Discrete Graphics (similar issue with Dynamic Graphics as well, and when trying Safe Graphics in Boot USB with either Dynamic or Discrete ...
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Kubuntu 22.04 Live USB fails, reports "Out of Memory" with no details, even after working on other machines

I have a Ventoy USB, with Boot Repair and Kubuntu 22.04. Earlier today, on a different machine, I installed Kubuntu 22.04 from this USB normally, and that worked fine, so I am confident it's not the ...
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Cannot Detect RAID_1 Failed Drive From Live USB

I'm new to the server world, so I don't quite understand how it works. I have Dell PowerEdge R730, it has RAID_1 configuration, and out of nowhere both of the drives failed. Im trying ro recover the ...
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Ubuntu start in Emergency mode every time I turn on my PC

hello i have a problem, every time i start ubuntu it goes into emergency mode I have already tried to do in fsck.ext4 -y /dev/sdb3 and nothing keeps entering that mode that bothers me
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Bootable USB 3.0 have frequent performance drops while using

I created an bootable usb stick using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1tZ7X0U-8c&t=667s . I got a completly new usb 3.0. The installation took like 4-5 hours. It installated ...
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Gigabyte Aorus pro B560M motherboard not detecting Ubuntu Live USB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a brand new Gigabyte Aorus Pro B560M motherboard. The motherboard detects empty SSD and M.2 disks on board but not the external Ubuntu Live USB. Also, in ...
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headphones working while booting from live USB but not when booting from hd

I have a headset, SONY WI-C200, that I have been using with my laptop running Ubuntu 20.04. Not too long ago, all of the sudden, the headset stopped connecting to the laptop. However, if I run Ubuntu ...
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How to make a writable Ubuntu installation USB? [duplicate]

I used MultiWriter to create an Ubuntu installation USB from the file: ubuntustudio-20.04.4-dvd-amd64.iso There is a modification I want to do to these files before they are used to do an installation....
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Unable to install Ubuntu 20.04 dual boot in UEFI mode

I have an issue installing Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell XPS 15 9550. Here are my actions: Created a boot drive using Rufus in MBR mode Disabled Intel Rapid Storage controller Chose my USB stick from UEFI ...
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Difficulties installing Ubuntu using NOMODESET because the screen is too small - Continue Button not Visible

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my Laptop. It is my first time. I used to have a Black Screen during booting so used NOMODESET to successfully fix that, using the solution here. This was probably due ...
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HP laptop: Ubuntu install and live disk failed: pcie trouble: fixed

the trouble: after booting the live usb you get a choice to 'try' or 'install'. both will halt and only a hard reset solves this. what i tried: now there were some errors at boot that are visible if ...
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How do I use apfs-fuse to mount a Mac hard drive using an Ubuntu live session?

I want to access my files on my Mac (APFS) using Ubuntu live USB. I used Cubic (to install apfs-fuse) to make the live USB. I followed this guide (this is the last page), but nothing happened. I ...
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Ubuntu Studio 21.10 Live iso not detecting keyboard

When I launch U.Studio 21.10 Live ISO from a Ventoy USB Flash key, my french azerty keyboard is not detected as french and set to a default qwerty US keyboard. How to have either detection of the ...
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Can i install ubuntu on an SSD from a persistent live OS and get to keep all the data, programs and settings in the new installation?

I have been trying Ubuntu 20.04 running as persistent live from a 32 GB flash drive, i have setup a lot of programs, settings and gnome extensions and have a lot of data saved there as well, that ...
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Dual boot install of Ubuntu 20.04 with Nouveau or Nvidia drivers 510/470 fail to boot on new laptop with and without secureboot

New Gigabyte Aorus 15 XE4 with RTX 3070ti. Windows 11 preinstalled. Added Samsung 970 Evo plus NVME SSD to dual boot install Ubuntu (or POPos). The following has failed: Ubuntu 20.04: Installs from ...
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Laptop reboots shortly after selecting grub entry on live USB

Possibly related items The following question has the same exact behaviour as me. They suspected bad USB drives, but that is not my case as I have been trying 5 different ones I have laying around. ...
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How do I access a mounted partition on a bootable usb

I used echer to install the Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS version of Ubuntu. the 25 gb partition shows up in discs but not in files. The partition type is Linux and is mounted. Can’t find any way to save to it ...
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Install Surface Kernel on Try Ubuntu USB

I want to install Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 4, but I'm concerned. I've created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 21.10 and can successfully boot and explore the OS. It looks really good...BUT some of the ...
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Attempting to fix USB drive not detected problem, problem in console

I follow the instructions described on the portal, Linux Ubuntu, which talks about how to fix a non-detecting USB device when connected to a USB port. ubuntu @ ubuntu: ~ $ sudo apt-get install -y ...
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How to load and boot a physical installation of Ubuntu inside the RAM memory

Is there a method /script to load / boot / convert a physical installation of Ubuntu and load everything inside the RAM memory of the PC ? I've already installed Ubuntu,I don't need to do this. I need ...
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Lubuntu is Not Booting After Installing From a Bootable Flash Drive

I created a bootable 4gb micro SD card and installed Lubuntu on my laptop, but it won't boot. Instead, I am stuck at a blank screen. Hardware: 4gb ram, 500HDD, amdA6, dual core, Lubuntu release: 20.04....
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Is linux kernel boot parameter root=live:LABEL=$iso a valid option for Ubuntu Live booting, e.g. Lubuntu 20.04 LTS?

Is linux kernel boot parameter root=live:LABEL=$iso a valid option for Ubuntu Live booting, e.g. Lubuntu 20.04 LTS? I was making various GNU GRUB 2.04 menu entries to boot into a live session of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 live USBs hard freeze after adding the universe repository

Booting an ASRock Z97 Extreme4 motherboard + Core i5 4690k Devil's Canyon CPU with a live USB of either Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 20.04 would hard freeze after adding the universe repository when the ...
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Swapped screenshot shortcuts between file and clipboard not working as intended

So for my convenience, I swapped the shortcuts for saving screenshot file and saving to clipboard as follows because I rarely need the file: The problem with this is that Print and Shift+Print now do ...
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Graphical glitches when installing Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 from a USB onto this old PC. Whenever it gets to the Install Ubuntu / Try Ubuntu screen, a weird graphical glitch starts happening that looks like the image below. ...
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Can I install files on my bootable Ubuntu usb drive?Will it affect the installation? [closed]

Can I make a folder with files that I need without corrupting/interrupting the installation?
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Broken grub and system

I'm trying to fix grub from a USB drive. I am not sure why the problem happened. I was running Ubuntu 20.04 and restarted normally and on the restart, I get grub-rescue screen. I don't have windows ...
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Writing to encrypted home directory from live USB [closed]

I want to replace my entire home dir with a backup. While not logged in, so I don't break things. It's encrypted and the backup is (unencrypted) on an external SSD. I plan to boot from a live USB and ...
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How do I get a live USB install without the install prompt? [duplicate]

I have a Ventoy drive with a handful of ISOs for testing purposes. Since it's for testing and troubleshooting systems, it's useful for reaching the desktop to be quick. For my use case, the prompt to ...
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Persistent or Install Ubuntu in my USB linked with temporal files

well I have this question, I want to install ubuntu (not live) in my usb. The thing is I'm worried because it seems, that this method is not recommended because will force the system to write ...
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Can't boot ubuntu from USB anymore (Macbook pro)

As i wrote, I can't boot ubuntu from formatted usb (Rufus). I think the reason is that i failed installing Ubuntu on a usb sometime ago (It was a very bad idea, it was taking many hours so i had to ...
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Screen rotation works in liveusb mode, but not after installing to disk

I tried many distros to see if screen rotation works for my Yoga 6 Ryzen 5 laptop. Finally, it worked on live ubuntu installer tryout perfectly. It also had a Lock screen rotation option in dropdown ...
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