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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Gigabit Ethernet only in LIVE session

See bottom of this post for command line outputs... This is in the same ballpark with related questions that have been asked, which I have just reviewed, but nothing I have found quite completely ...
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Need to resize Ubuntu root partition but cant use live boot usb

I am running a Dell XPS 13 7390, dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 Apparently when I first set it up I absent-mindedly allotted far too little space for my / dir, 10GB. Only 3 months in and ...
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Creating a booting stick with Ubuntu 18.04.4 for removing Windows 7 and Windows 10

I tried several times creating a booting stick according to found description. Downloaded Ubuntu 18.04.4 amd64 on Desktop and driver DVD from https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop Tried manually to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 live cd/install gui not showing

I have an asus k53sv laptop with an i7 2670qm and a gt540m gpu and when i try to install ubuntu desktop 18.04 the GUI dose not appear. I press enter to go into live usb and after the splash screen ...
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How to Copy Ubuntu Install from Internal Drive to Bootable USB

Copy Ubuntu Install from Internal Drive to Bootable USB that boots BIOS or UEFI An external drive can easily be copied to USB using dd or Disks 'Create Disk Image" / "Restore Disk Image". However ...
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How to access a file on the boot medium from the live installer preseed/early_command?

I'm currently trying to set up a preseed file for my ubuntu desktop 18.04. An easy way to see that it is working would be to change the background image of the ubuntu live installer. So, inspired by ...
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Unable to resize(decrease) home partition in Ubuntu 19.10 [duplicate]

This question has been asked a lot but,i didn't find a single answer that could help me I run Ubuntu 19.10 from a 64GB USB2.0 pendrive. I have distributed the partitions as such : home : 49GB snap : ...
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Cannot normally boot Tails from USB on Clevo N857EK1

I cant normally boot Tails on my laptop.It start freezing when I press button Start (See photo) or when choosing Wi-Fi. Please see my Bios setting.I try with different settings but it doesnt help.Also ...
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How to create a persistent live on a file (disk image)?

I created a personnalized ubuntustudio iso with cubic (it is smaller than the official). And i would like to write a persistent live in a file less than 4G (audio-ubuntustudio.img) In order to be ...
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After installing Ubuntu, my PC still boots to Windows

So I'm trying to replace Windows 10 with Ubuntu with a USB drive. I followed the Ubuntu site's instructions very carefully and watched many videos where they finish installing Ubuntu and hit the "...
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Ubuntu 19.10: clone my current system to a live USB stick (bootable) and also make it persistent

my apologies in advance if this has already been answered elsewhere (something like this has but years ago and I am still confused about the steps to take). Here is my end task: Provide a bootable/...
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How to update driver of an existing Ubuntu installation via live usb stick

For whatever reason, after a reboot of my Ubuntu 18.04 system, neither of my keyboard, mouse and network card was working any longer. I was not able to login, but the system was not frozen, since ...
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Live Boot via. Ubuntu Server?

I made the mistake of overwriting my entire hdd with ubuntu 19.10 server on a laptop with no ethernet port :| and it has no wireless drivers pre-installed. I was wondering if there was a way that i ...
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Using dd only on Ubuntu live USB for cloning a partition?

I have successfully used dd to clone a partition (/dev/sda2) to an image file on another device (/dev/sdb1) This was done using commands entered into a terminal using a live USB session. My question ...
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“Try Ubuntu” from install USB - how to make it not erase files every time?

I like to use the "Try Ubuntu" feature from the live USB, but every time i log in to it, the account is reset and the files are gone. Is there a way i can make the files stay?
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Psmouse serio1: failed to disable mouse on isa0060/serio1

I’m installing ubuntu 18.04 using Usb. After the installation, i restarted as prompted. black screen with logs However, the screen sits at this for like 20 minutes now. How can I proceed with the ...
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How do I create a Multiboot USB that is compatible with both BIOS and UEFI?

Right now, I have created a drive using Yumi's UEFI program to create a multi-boot USB for UEFI, but as of late, I need a BIOS one as well. Is there a way to combine those two into one drive? ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB to use on library PC

I want to install Ubuntu on a usb drive to I can use it on various PCs. I want it installed so it saves the changes I make. It should also not mess up and boot partition or Windows boot manager. I ...
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BIOS Error: System crash when booting from live USB with bionic 18.04/ focal fossa 20.04 daily build

When booting from Live USB with Ubuntu 18.04.4 image, I've got the following error ~10 seconds after the GNOME shell was loaded: This error leads to a system shutdown. I've tried to select Try ...
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ubuntu-studio persistent live usb

I created a persistent live USB using: ubuntustudio 19.10 mkusb I follow these simple steps: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14912/create-a-persistent-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive/ I could setup ...
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Installing Ubuntu 19.10 on ONLY a USB from a Live, persistent USB made in Windows 10 using Rufus

this is my first post, I feel like this is an issue nobody else has had before but I'm probably wrong. I created a persistent live bootable USB from windows using Rufus 3.9. I want to install ...
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Do not install correctly

Asrock A320 M-HDV,Athlon200ge, Rx580 videocard.Do not install from Usb without ' nomodeset', 18.04 and 19.10 ver. If install it whith ' nomodeset' param,then system do not download without ' nomodeset'...
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Unattended casper-rw

I created an Ubuntu 19.10 usb stick and I use this usb to boot live Ubuntu 19.10. Today when I want to format this stick I discovered there is a casper-rw partion, but I didn't make persistent usb. I ...
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Why would a suspend issue exist on an installed OS but not its Live Disk?

I'm trying to fix a strange suspend problem on Xubuntu 19.10. I was recently advised to test if this was a Xubuntu-only issue by trying the Live Disks for others OSs to see if the problem persisted ...
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External drive is not detected in Ubuntu live mode

I need to resize the root partition with Ubuntu 18.04 installed in order to increase the swap space. I wanted to follow instructions in this post, and make a backup on my external disk/usb stick. ...
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Scrambled screen on boot

Windows user here that would like to boot with Ubuntu 19.10 live USB for some troubleshooting. I am booting to the USB but get scrambled screen. The only thing I can make out is unable to create ...
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How to Create a Full Install of Ubuntu 19.10 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.. This has been intended to make a guide/check list for users wishing to create ...
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Can't boot from usb even though I set my boot priority to usb

so currently I'm having manjaro xfce installed now I need to install xubuntu over it. The problem is I can't access my bios with my bios key. Somehow I managed to boot into bios and set my usb as top ...
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PCie Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Physical Layer, (Receiver ID)

I have a MSI GL72M 7rex I cannot download Ubuntu 18.04 IN DUAL BOOT from my bootable USB Drive : Once i boot on the USB i can choose to install or test ubuntu 5 seconds after that i get a terminal ...
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16.04 32-bit LiveUSB made with Rufus fails to boot

I'm trying to create a bootable USB with Rufus for my 32-bit laptop, but everytime I try and boot from USB it just boots back to Windows 10. It's been doing this everytime and I don't know how to fix ...
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Can't boot into live USB

I have Ubuntu 19.04 currently and I created a live USB of GParted using Balena. I want to boot into it, but even though I restarted my machine and put the priority of USB higher in hte boot order in ...
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Why when I use Mkusb to create a live usb the available Ram on the usb image is less than my actual total Ram?

I used the free -h command to show the available RAM in the live image of Lubuntu loaded into RAM . If I created it by the command: dd if=lubuntu-19.04-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512k, then I ...
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Ubuntu USB boot won't start grub

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop, so I created USB media for booting via Rufus (UEFI method and GPT partition as I always did with my other laptops I had in the past), but as I try to boot I ...
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ubuntu bionic beaver usb install stuck on beaver background

I am trying to dualboot ubuntu 18.04 on my alienware pc running 64bit win10. I created an UEFI usb install and disabled secure boot. There was no trouble getting to GRUB and selecting install. But, ...
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Login in was confirmed but wont work

I did a boot load from usb to computer tried the OS for a bit Then installed After confirming and writing down password It says its wrong Its all new So I ask for assistance reinstalling from usb ...
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Live USB - installed apps location

I'm intrigued. I've run a live UBUNTU 19.10 via USB on a laptop I want to cleanse of Windozes. All seems to run OK and I've downloaded a few apps (Skype / Apache). But where are these downloaded to? ...
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18.04 Ubuntu LiveUSB completely resets after reboot

I'm new to Linux as a whole, so excuse me if this is an easy fix. I recently installed Ubuntu onto a flash drive and run it from that. After setup I installed a few apps such as Discord, Chromium, ...
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Moving casper-rw to another partition

I'm creating a multiboot flash drive with several linux distros on it that I boot from grub2. I currently have a live Ubuntu install set up where casper-rw is on the same partition as Ubuntu live; ...
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Getting a woeusb error trying to make a win10 boot usb [duplicate]

When running woeusb, an error message appears. Installation failed! Exit code: 256 Log: WoeUSB v3.3.1 ============================== Error: Target device is currently busy, unmount all mounted ...
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Why nouveau works with RTX cards, only if nvidia-driver is loaded (but not active)

Occasionally, I need to boot my system from an Ubuntu (18.04) live media. The system has a GTX 710 as primary card, and an RTX 2070 Super as secondary. As of 18.04.4, Nouveau doesn't support the ...
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How do I make a Windows 10 Recovery Live USB that can boot from Secure UEFI containing file size over the FAT32 limit on Xubuntu?

Update 3 The latest ISO file size (November 2019, 1909 build) is greater than my 2 brands of burnable DVDs that can only handle 4.7 GB. From my research knowledge. UEFI will only show bootable USB ...
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How to install studio 19.1o permanently from a Live session

I am trying to permanently install 19.10 Ubuntu-Studio. What do you even call that, permanently installing versus the live version where you can't save things here's a screen shot. When I try to ...
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18.04: Install FULL Ubuntu onto 2nd USB from Live USB on Mac?

I have a bootable persistent live USB running 18.04.4 on my macbook pro. From this session I want to create a FULL 18.04 installation on a different USB so that I can install and update software, etc. ...
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Error " failed to retrieve shared list from server

I have a dual booted system and the error shows bootable device not found. Try installing an OS. Upon live booting ubuntu to backup my data(in case of any future data loss) I receive an error "failed ...
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Cannot install/boot Ubuntu from multiple LiveUSBs

I am experiencing weird behavior on a desktop PC with an ASUS X570-F ROG-strix gaming motherboard with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (which has no integrated graphics). I've recently upgraded my hardware, ...
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Ubuntu stuck on blank boot up screen, neglected to make a back up. Can I back up files from live usb?

As the title suggests, I failed to make a back up for my ubuntu system. I have been using a bootable SSD for ubuntu over the last several months and I do most of my day to day on the SSD. The issue ...
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Boot USB drive to ram

I have made a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu Mate 18.04, using systemback. The OS boots fine from the USB, but even though I have added 'toram' to the boot parameters in both the grub.cfg file and the ...
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Add custom packages to end of install script for Ubuntu 16.04 live USB

I have some packages I'd like to install at the end of the installation process for Ubuntu 16.04. What is the best way I can add a command like apt-get install gnome-disk-utility to the end of my ...
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Why won't my Ubuntu 19.10 connect to the internet?

I am using Ubuntu on a USB. When I do ifconfig, it always says "no wireless extensions" for lo and the others don't exist. When I go to settings, the WiFi settings says that I need a WiFi adapter. So ...
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Why are the dates of some files and folders of a bootable USB running Ubuntu different than the compilation date?

I am running Ubuntu from a Bootable USB, and I see many folder and files with the date August 5th, I will refer to this date as the compilation date. But I also see a few files that have other dates, ...

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