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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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17.04 won't boot from USB. Missing packages. How to update? [on hold]

This is both exsperating, and extremely educational. The system is an HP desktop w/ Pentium 4, 2.6Ghz, 512Mb ram, 40Gb hhd. It currently has Ubuntu 17.04 installed. I figured out how to change the ...
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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?

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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problems about installing Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS [closed]

Hello I have a problem with the installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, it finds that happened to the party "upgrade and other software" the cursor turns to infinity, and the installation can not continue)...
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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

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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My hardware is not working properly on Ubuntu live USB

I am brand new to Ubuntu. I have tried out the live version on a USB stick, and I love it, but I have no sound at all, and my trackpad intermittently fails. It also doesn't seem to release that it ...
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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 ...
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Unable to boot from USB drive (18.04) [duplicate]

Running Kubuntu 18.04. I created a bootable USB using KDE Partition Manager and a Ubuntu Gnome ISO file. It contains boot, casper, etc. folders. But when I reboot with this USB drive attached, it ...
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Accidentally wiped laptop

I tried many times to install Ubuntu from a bootable USB, but I would go through the entire installation process, just to get to the end restart the laptop, unplug the bootable USB and then it doesn't ...
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Help with creating a bootable USB from a non-persistent USB

Lenovo G-50-45; AMD-A8-6410; OS: Xubuntu 18; RAM: 6GiB; sda1: efi 512MiB, sda2: swap 6GiB, sda3: OS 64GiB, sda4: data 395GiB. Stick: 8GB. ISO SHA256: Match. I would like to create a stick that can ...
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Ubuntu didn't install ANY packages from the Live USB's “/pool/main/” and “pool/restricted” folders, including the wireless drivers [duplicate]

When trying Ubuntu from the Live USB, the necessary drivers are detected when I open Software & Updates > Additional Drivers. I've also successfully tried to install them with sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop - Live USB doesn't boot and shows pixel test on screen

I've downloaded/tested the USB live version of Ubuntu 18 on my Desktop and decided to try and install it on my laptop. The laptop is a bit older, runs a 64bit CPU (Intel Q9000). When I try to boot to ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't detect Windows 10 nor its partitions

I recently became owner of a HP EliteBook 8460p laptop with Windows 7. I installed Windows 10, overwriting the previous version. So I tried to install Ubuntu 16 too like normal, but when I get to the ...
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live ubuntu 18.04 freeze at launch

I need to UEFI-boot a live Ubuntu with GParted, network services, bash, but nothing that would conflict with some DELL XPS 15 9560 hardware. The hardware issue is a GeForce 1050 discrete GPU by ...
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universal usb installer syslinux error [duplicate]

i want to make a bootable usb with kubuntu 18.04 on it but every time i try this pop-up shows: "An error(1) occurred while executing syslinux. Your USB drive won’t be bootable."
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I just installed Ubuntu on a USB using Windows 10 and the official Ubuntu guide to do so. How do I launch it? [duplicate]

The title says it all. "I just installed Ubuntu on a USB using Windows 10 and the official Ubuntu guide to do so. How do I launch it?".
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Attempting to install any Linux distro on HP Envy x360 worked in the past, but now results in a black screen after I select “Try without installing” [duplicate]

I have tried Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora in an attempt to install Linux on my laptop. Each time I try, I get a black screen after trying the system equivalent of Try without installing on the bootable ...
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Ubuntu not running after installation

This is how bootmgr looks like with my partitions guys. I have an issue that really drives me crazy, I've recently installed Ubuntu through a live USB, everything went perfect because I selected the ...
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Ubuntu live USB freezes

I am beginning to learn Linux and created a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS. I am trying to run it from a live USB on an HP 15 bs016dx. I am able to boot and get to the GNOME desktop, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot. I/O errors. Smart is fine

When trying to boot into Ubuntu on a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad t440 I'm getting a bunch of errors, it won't boot and the entire thing takes forever. This is after already returning one laptop and ...
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with a live session of Ubuntu 18.04 how to access all folders with root previliges those are inside a disk having Ubuntu 18.04 Installed.?

I am new to Ubuntu. But interested to know better. Ubuntu 18.04 was successfully running. I have changed something in the root folder files during some trials, my Ubuntu 18.04 is stuck before gdm ...
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Ubuntu not showing up after installation (Dual-boot)

Today I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in my system. I used the following Youtube tutorial and it worked well.(Used .iso image and USB as bootable device). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNeJvujdB-0 I ...
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Live USB reboots after purple screen

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my HP Envy 13 Laptop: i7-8550, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, NVidia GeForce MX150, Windows 10. I've created the bootable USB and disabled secure-boot in my BIOS. I'm ...
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Failed to start Snappy Daemon, Disk Manager, and Network Manager on installation media?

A picture of the error messages Im trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my computer, and I made a bootable USB using Rufus and the amd64 18.04 iso. When I do the 'try without installing' option, it ...
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Customised Ubuntu 16.04.1 server edition not booting through USB stick but original Ubuntu Iso image does

I want to create unattended Ubuntu installation for Ubuntu desktop 16.04.4 but I found that desktop version cannot be made unattended. Hence, I shifted to server release of ubuntu i.e. Ubuntu server ...
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Ubuntu Live freezes after seconds

I had Ubuntu 14 running for months and everything was working fine until some automatic package upgrades made my laptop inoperable. I am trying to install Ubuntu 18 now, but trying ubuntu live from ...
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Can't get bootable usb to show up in bios

I have a Dell xps 13 (9370) and I'm trying to fresh install Ubuntu 18. Didn't know that developer edition existed. But I can't get the usb to show up in the bios. I know that I partitioned it ...
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Not enough computer space when installing ubuntu

When I try to install Ubuntu it says I don't have enough space on my computer. Also when I try to boot from USB it says there is no USB on the system, so I end up booting from linpus lite. I created ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu from an USB stick: AE_NOT_FOUND, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS

I bought a new laptop Lenovo Legion Y530 which came with windows as default. I want to install Ubuntu and have a dual boot but can't make it work. At first I had to figure out how to make it boot from ...
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(K)ubuntu Live and data partition on one flash drive

I'm trying to partition a USB drive with a bootable partition using Kubuntu 18.04.1 and a data partition. What I'm trying to accomplish is the following: Use GPT partition table to UEFI Boot 2GB ...
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Get a “panic not syncing” message after Ubuntu 18.04 upgrade

I've even created a USB stick to reinstall Ubuntu completely. But I still get the same message panic not syncing: attempted to kill init! Exit I get this same message when I attempted to reinstall ...
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Dual installation partitioning issue on Lenovo laptop with Windows 10

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows on my HP laptop. No issues whatsoever. I got a new laptop (Lenovo) still Windows 10, however when I try to boot it off of a USB. I get to the ...
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Bootable USB stick works in newer MacBook Pro but not older one

Followed the instructions to create a bootable USB stick for MacBook Pro. It works on my 2015 (16GB High Sierra) but not on my 2008 (4GB El Capitan). On the older machine: Two different "EFI Boot" ...
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Stuck with install of dual-boot on “remove installation media” [duplicate]

I am trying to install a dual-boot system on my windows computer (HP Spectre). I have turned off secure boot and fast boot, partitioned my hard drive (I gave 100GB to Ubuntu) and created a USB Drive ...
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New home-rw Partition Features for mkusb [closed]

I have been regularly using mkusb-dus for making bootable flash drives, zeroing flash drives, writing images to flash drives and keeping myself safe from dd. mkusb now has an option, that I really ...
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How can I change the status of the “in use” live cd into read/write during a live Ubuntu session

My PC wont boot after a failed ubuntu install. I have a live ubuntu 18.04.1 CD that I am currently using. However for whatever reason, it will NOT write iso images to DVD or even fully install ...
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Boot error ubuntu using flash drive Scandisk

I tried to create a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 using a Flash USB Drive Scandisk. I tried both iso files and a lot of diferent softwares to build the usb bootable. I made that on Windows ...
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Linux Mint live USB works, but Ubuntu live USB starts, yet does not react to any key.

I assume some kernel parameters are different. The computer is Clevo N850EJ Any suggestions on how to overcome the problem?
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Freeze at the end of Ubuntu installation

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation. I made an Ubuntu 18.04 bootable USB, but when I install on my laptop at the end of the installation when the message "Please restart your computer..." ...
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How to make a live USB - WITHOUT FAT

I'm trying to make a live USB boot drive for Ubuntu 18.04. I don't want to use Windows, as I don't like (or trust) Windows. Here's the catch: I've found FAT32 to be completely unreliable. Seriously, ...