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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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Password for live USB with persistence

I recently used @Harsh 's mkusb instructions to successfully create an Ubuntu 18.04 live USB with persistence greater than 4 GB. The default user is Ubuntu and the default password is , that is to say ...
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Problem while booting Ubuntu from USB

When I started booting from a USB flash drive I saw the ubuntu logo, but after that I saw this screen: BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-...
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USB 18.04.1 live server installation stuck

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04.1 live server with disk on key over an hp server. The same installation did work on a dell server. But on the hp server, the installation stuck when loading the ...
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Can’t choose installation type or install Ubuntu

I don't know why, but i have a unique problem I've never seen. I've been looking everywhere for weeks and I can't find a solution. Immediately when I boot up Ubuntu a black screen with white text says ...
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Ubuntu Booting Issues - (Unknown File System errors) Version 18.04.1 LTS

Yesterday when a formatted an external USB drive i thought i made a mistake initially in selecting the wrong drive. Everything as fine though, nothing went wrong initially. After all that had ...
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Trying to Create a Bootable USB Stick [duplicate]

I am VERY green. My ex left Debian on my laptop and it's too complex for me so I want to install Ubuntu on it. But I can't even get Ubuntu installed on a USB. Start Up Disk Creator sees my USB but ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 Persistent Live USB: Will persistence be carried upon full installation to a machine?

I've created an Xubuntu 18.04 persistent live USB stick and installed several softwares for web development, such as XAMPP, Sublime Text 3, Google Chrome, etc.. I did some configurations as well in ...
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How can I approach fixing this bug?

I attempted to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my Acer Spin 5. installation appeared to go fine, but then when I restarted - Failed to open \EFI\BOOT\mmx64.efi - Not Found Failed to load image \EFI\...
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Where can I find instructions for a portable USB Stick version of Ubuntu that is encrypted?

I want a portable version of Ubuntu that I can easily carry in my pocket. Problem is that I need it to be encrypted or it's useless. Every set of USB stick instructions I've seen so far does not ...
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Repositories not enabled on fresh boot - is this a problem?

I recently created a 18.04.1 LTS Live USB. After setting it up, I noticed several repositories, including universe, were not enabled as they should be. I am aware that this is a known bug for 18.04.1 ...
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how to reformat USB drive on lubuntu 18.10 for macOSX compatibility?

I have a 16 GB SanDisk USB stick formatted as a Lubuntu 16.04 LTS i386 startup USB drive. How do I reformat it in Lubuntu 18.10 to be a "regular" USB drive to move files between macOS and Lubuntu?
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[half boot files for Ubu atheist other is half Lubu]

Im using usb installation. I think there's a heap of small partitions there. After all the reinstallation attempts it's gotten worse and worse its starting to become obvious there are some problems ...
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Mouse buttons and keyboard not working in live USB homescreen

I just got a pretty nice old PC from my in-laws that still has Vista on it. I thought I would try Bunsenlabs linux on it and prepared a bootable USB. I selected the menu item from the bootscreen (with ...
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How do I create a bootable live usb that uses ext4 opposed to iso-9660, squashfs and casper

I have a 64GB USB disk. From the ubuntu official ISO images I would like to know how to create a bootable live USB that uses ext4 instead of iso-9660 fs, squashfs, and casper. Preferably with a ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 18.04 on USB with persistence on mac

I have tried so many times to get persistence working on my Ubuntu USB using macosx(Dual-Boot), but none of them work. I followed all the steps correctly, including how to format my USB drive, but I ...
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Trying to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04.1

I'm unable to successful install Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my new desktop. I have Windows 10 Home installed and running smoothly, I successfully partitioned my HDD and SSD in halves so there is plenty of ...
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How can I boot an Ubuntu 18 live USB from GRUB? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 18 and Windows 10 installed in dual boot on my machine. I now have to do some tuning on the disk partitions and wanted to do it with the gparted available directly on the Ubuntu live ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick onto itself [duplicate]

My HP Proliant Microserver USB boot and run stick failed so I created a new Ubuntu 16.04 USB bootable stick on my mac as per my previous notes, e.g.: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ubuntu-16.04-...
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TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata - when “trying” Ubuntu

I have Windows 10 Pro installed on my 120GB SSD and now there is not enough space even to install win 10 update because some application automatically selects C:\ drive to installation localtion. So I ...
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[SOLVED ]Cannot boot into ubuntu from Windows 10 with any of three methods tried [closed]

I recently purchased a new computer that came with windows 10, and I would like to put Ubuntu (only, no dual-boot) on it. But no matter what I try, I can't boot into the installer. When I put the ...
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Hard switch off when installing or trialling ubuntu

This is an Acer Aspire E1-510 laptop. It will boot and run Windows, but horrifically slowly so I'm trying to switch to an SSD and ubuntu. When I boot the computer with a ubuntu USB stick, the first ...
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How can I create a linux os in ram from a USB without booting it?

How can I create a linux os in ram, so it does not have to booted from the PC? I can install linux os in a USB stick, but there is no program to run it from within windows, but I can do this from a CD?...
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Making a persistent bootable USB drive error

I am trying to explore Linux by making a persistent USB drive with Ubuntu. I have followed a few guides but nothing works. So far I've tried (using Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Windows 7/10): Using lili USB ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu (Failure reading sector 0x.. from hd0)

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.5 on my ASUS R558U laptop. The installation completed after setting boot parameters. I used the erase disk option so I have only Ubuntu on my laptop. But when I try to boot ...
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Ubuntu boot issue in laptop

I created a bootable usb stick of Ubuntu on an 8GB pendrive and then by that I installed Ubuntu on a 32GB pendrive. The process was done in my Desktop, was successful and I was able to boot that ...
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Unable To Install To USB

I am currently using Zorin OS 12.4 Core as the only Operating System on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 4 (20FC). I am trying install either Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS or Ubuntu 18.10 on my pc and it says that that ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 Install Troubleshooting

I am currently trying to install the latest distribution of Lubuntu on my XPS 15 9560 Dell laptop to replace Windows 10 as my one and only OS. I followed the instructions to create a bootable usb with ...
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How to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 from live usb in Lenovo ideapad 330 having Windows 10?

I have created a live USB of Ubuntu 18.04.1 from my already installed Windows 10 software Rufus. I restart my laptop and when the Lenovo logo appears I press Fn + F2. My laptop enters the BIOS setup ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu 18.04LTS from bootable USB [duplicate]

I used Rufus to install the ISO on my USB but can't get Ubuntu 18.04LTS to boot. I always get the same error listed below. https://imgur.com/a/ZnzYa1h If it matters I'm using a Dell Inspiron 7375 ...
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Ubuntu Live USB deletes folders on boot

Pretty much first time user of Ubuntu here. So I downloaded the ISO (file name ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso) and also Rufus 3.4. I then wrote the ISO to a 64GB micro SD card through Rufus. Rufus ...
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Any way not to have to log into network on restart when using a live image? [closed]

I am not network savvy but each time I power the laptop with Ubuntu running from a flash drive or disk I need to manually connect to my network. Any way to have it auto-connect please?
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How to Remove LVM Physical Volume from (inaccessible) Server

The goal is to remove the physical volume /dev/sda from this LVM setup (running on 16.04 server): # pvdisplay --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sdb3 VG Name box-vg PV ...
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Can I add packages to my USB live stick [duplicate]

2GB is the recommended size of an usb stick for a live image. On my 4GB stick there is space to add some other packages which I frequently use (e.g. programs to make backups). Is it possible to ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 on dell inspiron 7472

I am attempting to dual boot ubuntu 18.0.4 with windows 10 on my new dell inspiron 7472, and i was following this guide: Dell guide. I followed all the steps up until I was told to boot from my ...
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Help with dual booting from a bootable USB or disk

I am dual booting my Acer laptop windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10 I have partitioned my hardrive and I have created a bootable USB and dvd but when I try to boot off usb or dvd this error comes Failed to ...
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I am not able to boot into other distrubutions

So basically I dual booted Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Win 10.Before I was able to run live wifislax using bootable pendrive but after dual booting Ubuntu I'm not able to boot into the pendrive.I have tried ...
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Force boot from USB stick without BIOS access

Need to create a bootable USB stick using UnetBootin. Once I have the USB startup created, how do i force my PC to boot from it? I CANNOT access the bios because there is no video display currently.(...
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Read mac formatted HDD in ubuntu live

I tried to read a mac HDD with corrupted OS through ubuntu live to access it and backup photos but without success. I followed a lot of guides I found online but I'm still in trouble, I can't mount ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 installation stuck at Grub2

A neighbour asked me if I could install Ubuntu on his laptop as he didn't know how. It is a HP 3168NGW, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu via a 16GB ADATA UV120 USB2 drive that the neighbour provided, ...
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How to turn-off the wifi power management in Ubuntu 18.04 live

I'm running the Live version of Ubuntu 18.04 from an external drive and i need it to run continuously. I've already set it to never lock correctly but the WiFi turns of after some time. I have tried ...
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Install grub on a multi-partition and multiboot USB flash drive

I have the following USB flash drive partitions: /dev/sdb1 * 204800 8593407 8388608 4G b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdb2 8593408 11460607 2867200 1.4G b W95 FAT32 /dev/sdb3 ...
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How can I boot into an Ubuntu command line without having to install Ubuntu?

If I just download Ubuntu Desktop and choose try Ubuntu without installing it will load into GNOME but the mouse is basically entirely unusable. So what I would like to do is just try Ubuntu from ...
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Bootable USB error dual boot

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop, along side with a fresh install of windows. However, after selecting "Install Ubuntu", the Ubuntu loading persists and the error upon clicking F6, says, no ...
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Ubuntu intaller crashes every times

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on a FreeDOS HP laptop (i7700hq 8Goram GTX1050ti). I tried Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.8.4 and unetbootin-windows-661 (respectively https://www....
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create windows bootable usb [duplicate]

hi i need to create a usb with windows 10 the OS that I have installed is linux mint I need it for a small repair job some program to create windows usb honestly I am a newbie in the world of linux
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What is default Password for Live Session User in Ubuntu 18.10? [duplicate]

I am booting 18.10 on USB. I want to protect the the account with a password that is not default by creating an account when I boot Ubuntu.
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Unable to boot from Ubuntu live USB created using Systemback – Dual boot system with LUKS encryption

I am new to this forum. I had a dual boot desktop with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 16.04 (ecryptfs on /home). Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H (2009) Ram 4GB Disk 500GB Last month I bought new 1TB HDD ...
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“Install Ubuntu” leads to black screen and doesn't load

I'm trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 18.04.1 alongside Windows 10 on a Yoga 720 laptop. I've created a bootable USB with Rufus, and using Advanced Startup Options I am able to boot from the USB. However, ...
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Should I use /etc/skel or /etc/profile.d for a Custom Live CD?

I've been making a Custom Live CD from Scratch, and I want my home directory to be preserved for live use. I've run across /etc/skel, which looks promising, but seems to be only for adding users- not ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu installation from USB drive

I've installed Ubuntu on a USB drive using another Ubuntu Live USB. I've formatted that drive with a single partition and mount point /. The Live USB then fully installed Ubuntu there, and it ...