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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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Accidentally installed LiriOS onto my Hard Drive [on hold]

I made a silly mistake. I was trying to create a LiriOS live USB for a friend with Unetbootin, and I accidentally selected the wrong drive. This drive happened to be my Hard Drive. Anyways, thankfully ...
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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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Bootable USB Flash Drive Failure [on hold]

I am trying to create a bootable USB Flash Drive in Linux (Xubuntu). I have tried three following Methods: UNetbootin ; Etcher ; sudo dd bs=4M if=bla-bla-bla-input.iso of=/dev/sd<?> conv=...
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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 ...
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I'm trying to install ubuntu replacing with my windows7, and I got this error

I'm trying to install ubuntu replacing with my windows7, and I got this error (hd0,0) Filesystem type is iso9960_Joliet, using whole disk kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/pressed/ubuntu.seed noprompt ...
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Install GRUB on USB afterwards

I managed to install GRUB to my local hard drive instead of my usb. So I have an ext4 stick with 128GB dedicated to Ubuntu, but I am only able to boot from the usb on a pc with already installed grub.....
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Method to determine why Unibeast High Sierra Flash drive will not boot [closed]

Is there a method with the Ubuntu toolset that can determine why a Unibeast flash drive will not boot? Ubuntu has a superior toolset to gain visibility GParted observations include: Nautilus ...
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Persistent Live USB kernel panic when installing bcmwl-kernel-source

I'm trying to create a persistent Live USB of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for use with a Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015). This computer uses a Broadcom 4352 network adapter which needs the bcmwl-kernel-source package in ...
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GRUB loads Ubuntu installation from wrong SSD

Since the original SSD of my Laptop (sdb) is relatively small (100GB) I recently installed another SSD (sda) with a larger capacity (500GB). My idea was to clone the old SSD (sdb) onto the new SSD (...
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Ubuntu 18 dual install loop

Trying to install Ubuntu 18 alongside Windows 10. I have got UEFI boot using USB stick to Ubuntu boot options but it just reboot cycles to this point whatever Ubuntu options are chosen. Machine Specs:...
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Are these miscellaneous problems/oddities during liveUSB normal? (lubuntu 18.10 i386)

First I noticed that the USB I'd booted from was listed twice: To investigate, I opened the folder viewer and clicked to see mounted drives, and encountered a second error: Then, checking out the ...
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How to Make BIOS/UEFI Flash Drive with Full Disk Encryption

Ubuntu 18.04 Full Disk Encryption now works on Full install flash drives. The ability to separately encrypt home directory / home partition has been eliminated. How to make an Encrypted BIOS/UEFI ...
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I am trying to get started with Ubuntu, I have made a bootable USB of ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso but [duplicate]

I am trying to get started with Ubuntu, I have made already a bootable USB of ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso but... trying to boot from it gives me a purplish schreen with 2 small images at the ...
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Should I select 'Install Ubuntu' or 'Try Ubuntu before installing' when using a live USB? [duplicate]

Does it affect the main hard drive or runs separately like a virtual machine?
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Live USB Boot to 18.10 Login [duplicate]

I was able to create a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 18.10 but when I try to use as Live option, I don't know the logon and password and see no way to create a new one. Can you help?
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How to block USB ports on Live Ubuntu

I want to give access to some person to see or read some materials on a system without letting him copy the material out of the system. So, I am thinking of blocking USB ports or at least force it to ...
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Live usb install on old PC - disk error

I am trying to revive an old PC which used to run windows 7. I created a bootable usb with an ubuntu image on it I changed the boot sequence and some bios parameters (SpeedStart disabled / Legacy OS ...
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Boot problem - Couldnt find/resolve named package element: PXPR

I make dualboot (Ubuntu 18.04/win10pro), Ubuntu is install on flash disc. I work on both systems for few days but suddenly cant boot ubuntu but win10 run normally. Is there someone who know wtats ...
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Drivers on ubuntu 18.04.1 live usb.!

I plan to use my live usb with persistence for Ubuntu without installing.. Made using unetbootin But I always need to set nomodeset to boot up. I updated nvidia drivers too but no use after reboot.. ...
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Nvidia driver update on ubuntu 18.04. 1 live usb.!

I made a persistent usb (4gb) with unetbootin for Ubuntu 18.04. 1. I booted once with nomodeset and updated my nvidia drivers.. But again after rebooting all settings are lost including new folders,...
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How to boot from USB when USB stick is plugged in and otherwise Windows from HD?

I have an USB Ubuntu image which I have created previously and it worked. Is it possible to have menu or automatically choose between systems at start? Ideally I would like to have it done that ...
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How to make an USB Ubuntu installation more compatible with different computers?

I always have a keychain USB-drive with me and noticed a while back that Ubuntu can easily be installed on it. I've successfully used this drive to test other people's hardware for them and copy files ...
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How to increase persistent file size?

I am currently using 32 GB flash disk to use Ubuntu using live boot. I made it bootable using YUMI and set the file system to NTFS and persistent size 8GB. But now, I am running low in space and want ...
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How to repair HDD with live USB

I'm rewriting a recent post that I just deleted due to an incorrect approach to the issue. I had some problems with another OS and deleted all partitions. The disk is comprised entirely of ...
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Boot and Install Ubuntu with rEFInd/syslinux instead of grub

I would like to install ubuntu/lubuntu on my cheap chinese laptop EzBook Jumper 3l pro in dual boot with an existing windows. Grub doesn't work on those so the live-usb doesn't boot I have a USB-drive ...
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Creating a multi purpose thumb drive: best practice

I have a 64 GB (USB 3.0) thumb drive which I would like to seperate in three different parts. A section for a bootable XUbuntu image. A 10 GB section (ext4 formatted). A ~50 GB section (fat32 ...
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Can’t get PC to boot from Usb to install Ubuntu [duplicate]

Just downloaded Ubuntu desktop 18.04 to USB via my desktop. I have a laptop PC running on Windows 10. I created a 25 GB partition to install Ubuntu.I plugged the USB in and rebooted. Windows started. ...
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Boot Ubuntu from USB flash drive as if it was installed on hard drive

Want to run Ubuntu from a bootable USB Flash drive, without having to select (or not) the Install Ubuntu option. How may I do that?
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Booting from Live USB without typing “live” [duplicate]

Can I set "live" as the default option so that I don't have to type it each time I boot the PC? Can the config file below be changed somehow to achieve it? Currently it looks so. I've never changed ...
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Install Linux on USB persistent for Mac [duplicate]

I would like to install Linux (ubuntu, for example) on a persistent USB in order to use it on my Mac. So, to make it clear, what I want is: Linux on a USB, so I don't have to make any partition on the ...
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Hard drive does not display in Ubuntu USB live session

I am new to Ubuntu. I reviewed the suggested answers for my problem, but they did not seem to apply. Background: I could not boot into Windows 10 and research directed me to Ubuntu, so I downloaded ...
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Ubuntu freeze and more installation problems

I have an hp pavillion notebook, Amd A9-9410 radeon R5 cpu, amd radeon r7 M440 graphics card. I 'v burned the iso into a usb stick using rufus. After I boot and click try ubuntu or install it starts ...
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Run Ubuntu when Windows 10 won't boot up

Can I run Ubuntu from USB stick (or install Ubuntu) when Windows 10 won't boot up. I'm having problems with the latest update from Windows and am ready to make the switch to Ubuntu. My laptop fits the ...
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network-manager broken and no internet access [duplicate]

I was trying to fix a VPN issue, and I apt-get purged, and now it's all broken. I was able to create a USB desktop image, which i am using right now. I have a hard-wired ethernet thats working fine. ...
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Live USB for installation does not boot, visual artifacts on purple splash screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Desktop with RUFUS on a computer with the following specs: (CPU) AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (MOBO) ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM (RAM) G-Skill Ripjaws DDR4 F4-2400C15D-...
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What are the mkusb options “msdos”, “upefi” and “d-n-i”?

I'm trying to create a persistent live Ubuntu bootable USB drive using mkusb. In the "Persistent live drive settings" I have the options "msdos", "upefi" and "d-n-i", and also have the buttons "Use ...
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How to solve ubuntu stuck at splash screen using live usb? [duplicate]

I have an HP Pavillion laptop in dual boot. One with windows 10 and other on Kali. I wanted to remove kali and put ubuntu on it. So I deleted the partition for kali. I burnt the ubuntu iso after ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu OS on Custom Board - Intel E680T

I have Custom Board with Intel E680T Processor and Graphical Display of 800*480. I have downloaded the Desktop-i386 iso file and made an bootable USB image. My board is able to detect the USB and ...
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I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a mac min (mid 2010)

I have prepared a USB bootable Ubuntu disk, however when it goes into the boot menu, I can see two EFI disks - only one USB disk is inserted. I can click on one of them and do see the "install or try ...
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Create bootable Ubuntu USB on a partition, instead of overwriting the entire USB drive

I have a 64 GB USB pendrive with two partitions, of approximately 10 GB (the first) and 54 GB. I'm on macOS, and I know how to create a bootable USB drive by using diskutil erasedisk and then dd to ...
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how to fix grub error from the usb I have previously installed ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have tried many solutions(solutions from cmd.exe) but nothing has worked for me. Recently I found the USB in which I have installed Ubuntu(two system Ubuntu and Windows 10). Is there any possibility ...
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How to use mounted partition's data

If I boot with the Live CD Ubuntu 18.04, and mount previously installed same Ubuntu, how can I use Firefox, for example? And save data after I log off so I can mount the next time again and keep on ...
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Error while installing custom ubuntu server from live USB

I created a custom iso of my current linux ( ubuntu server) using "Respin", and put it in a usb drive using "UnetBootIn". When I boot the live usb ( on the same computer), i have the following ...
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ubuntu live persistense created usb not saving the data [duplicate]

I recently made a bootable USB of Ubuntu 18.0 LTS with unetbootin and Linux live USB creator and universal USB to save the settings and data. but every time I reboot my system my settings and data is ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 from usb

just built a new computer and I'm trying to install ubuntu. It Hangs early in the install process. Parts List Here Steps already taken: -attempted to install 18.04 failed -attempted 16.04 ...
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Errors when running Ubuntu from USB

I want to run Ubuntu without installing it just to test for sound but I seem to get some error messages when booting. There is an image of said errors attached. Thanks in advance!!
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Can 18.04.1 be installed without access to internal hd?

I'm trying to install 18.04.1 on a laptop with an MMC harddrive, using USB Live on a thumb drive. The ultimate goal is to dual boot from an external drive, or perhaps a micro SD card. The live image ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Legion y530

When I insert bootable disk , starts showing lot of ACPI errors. I hold down shift and run boot options setting acpi = off and ultimately manage to install. At the end of the installation from the ...
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18.04 LTS Live Medium won't boot - drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_dependencies [drm_kms_helper] Error

I'm trying to set up a HP Compaq 6720s laptop with Linux for my mum. This is her 2nd notebook, the 1st one was an old Celeron running Mint 17.1. So thats why I started again with LM 18.3. I had it ...