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A bootable Linux installation that can be run off of almost any machine with UEFI firmware.

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How to download an app's files and store them on an USB storage device to use it at every Linux distro?

I have Ubuntu installed on my laptop, but my other PC has no access to the internet to download the apps I need. How can I install these apps on a USB storage device and run them portably on the other ...
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How can I make a SSD installation bootable?

I installed the latest stable release of Ubuntu on an external SSD, my goal was to have a portable Ubuntu installation. Even though I selected the external SSD as the boot device (in the installation ...
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Install Ubuntu 18.04 in portable external ssd

enter image description hereI am using this tutorial to install Ubuntu 18.04: https://www.58bits.com/blog/2020/02/28/how-create-truly-portable-ubuntu-installation-external-usb-hdd-or-ssd all working ...
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I want to run Ubuntu with a split partition for windows [duplicate]

I'm running win10 4g ram 64bit on a lenovo desktop, hooked up with a 2tb portable hard drive. I just heard about lubuntu, and I've used puppy Linux about 20 years ago. suggestions? Microsoft and ...
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portable ubuntu?

ok, so i have a portable Ubuntu [21.10] (external SSD) i can easily login from my PC but i wont boot from any other PC, i am quite sure i have EFI partition oh the external SSD because grub would load ...
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How do I make a portable Ubuntu USB Stick so that it works on any computer?

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now (I'm still learning) and Dual Booted it along with Windows 11 and every single time even though the installation process is right either windows or ubuntu ...
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HDMI port not working with Ubuntu

I have a MSI Laptop running on windows 10 and a plug and play Ubuntu 20.04 on a Samsung Portable SSD T5 When using Ubuntu, I am trying to use a second monitor via HDMI however nothing happens when I ...
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Is there any way to make ubuntu really portable? (installing without dualboot) [duplicate]

I have a superfast 500gb external SSD so I want to install ubuntu on that. First I downloaded Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS ISO and created a bootable pendrive using rufus on a 8gb thumb drive. Then booted from ...
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How would I run a bootable Ubuntu Server from an external SSD in Windows?

Ok, so I will try to be as detailed as I can in this post, I have an external SSD that has an install of Ubuntu Server. I can boot the server directly using the boot menu if I shut down my Windows PC, ...
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How to make a portable Ubuntu server

It can be useful to have an Ubuntu Server in an SSD connected via USB or in a fast USB pendrive and run it in different computers. The wired network system of Ubuntu Desktop and the community flavours ...
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Is there a portable version of ungoogled-chromium for ubuntu?

I'd really like to use the "ungoogled-chromium"-browser alongside firefox- but as a portable version. This mean: All the necessary files are stored in one folder and/or subfolders, so that I ...
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is it possible to make a ubuntu hard drive portable with ubuntu already installed?

I installed ubuntu 20.04 on an external hard disk using gparted to make partitions and i did everything this said but i gave up on the E step (Install Grub onto the ESP partition) because i couldn't ...
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How access files on portable SSD Samsung T5 on Ubuntu 20.04

I just recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu so I am very much a beginner in Linux. I had saved some files on my portable SSD Samsung T5 1Tb when I was using Windows. But then I switched to Linux and ...
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Possible to install Ubuntu on Portable External Hard Drive? [duplicate]

Some background info: I have to install Ubuntu for a school project, to use one of the programs on Linux for robotics. I currently have a desktop with an SSD that has Windows 10 on it and 1 TB HDD ...
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Question Regarding Portable Ubuntu on Flash Disk [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install Ubuntu on my Flash Disk. I have been successful in installing and using rufus to put the OS on the Flash Disk. What I'm worried about is when installing Ubuntu, it asks ...
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Should I always use the terminal for a portable program?

I got the portable version of SQLite Studio from the website https://sqlitestudio.pl/. I am a new ubuntu user and wonder. Should I always go to the file location and run the executable file to launch ...
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I want to make a portable version of Linux Ubuntu

I want to create a bootable version of Ubuntu on a USB that I can use on a Windows machine. Let me explain. I have a Windows machine and I want to be able to use Linux without getting VirtualBox or ...
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Thunderbird portable

Just transferred from Windows to Ubuntu and I am looking for a Mozilla Thunderbird Portable version for linux. All I could find is this: https://portableapps.com/node/16344 Now I made that script, ...
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Portable Ubuntu on USB flash drive or SD card

I want to install a portable Ubuntu on either a USB flash drive or an SD card. I do not know which one is better. I am going to use it a lot. I think that in either case it is better for me to keep ...
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Portable Ubuntu cannot Boot into New Systems with High Graphic Cards

Hello I am trying to solve my problems for days but couldn't find any solution so here is the story and the question: I have created a portable Ubuntu 18.04 following this guide https://www.fosslinux....
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Ubuntu on Stick: Where to install?

Considering the read/write speed and the fact that it won't be used in any heavy duty task. Maybe it will be used for programming software and testing but mostly student projects. What minimum GB ...
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Ubuntu on USB Flash Disk Drivers Portability

I am currently looking forward to getting into Linux, and after some reading I decided to try out Ubuntu. As of the time of writing the latest version of Ubuntu is 19.04, and therefore that's the ...
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Network configuration on a portable USB instance

I am looking at setting up a portable instance of Ubuntu 18.04; however after installation on my USB stick, I find I am left with no networking when plugging into a different computer than the on a ...
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Should I limit writes to a flash drive, when installing Ubuntu on a USB stick (Full Install)?

I'd like to boot Ubuntu (or edubuntu) from a USB device, and store data on the device for future use, as well as install software, drivers, etc. According to this answer, a Full Install will get ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto a 32gb USB drive in legacy mode?

I have a pc with Windows 10 64 bit and I'm fairly certain it's installed in legacy mode for booting. I heard somewhere that in order to install Ubuntu on my flash drive, I need to have it installed in ...
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Ubuntu Wireshark Portable on USP

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS running on my PC. I installed Wireshark and it is working well. The issue is PC RAM which is 4 GB. After a short while capturing UDP packets the machine gets very slow and, ...
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Related to Portable installation

if I follow these steps below, would I be able to use ubuntu in any pc? like plug select and play. and please make clear the bold text(below). I have confusion with it. How to Install Ubuntu To USB ...
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How to install windows 7 to portable hard disk from ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Is there any way to install windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04 to a portable hard disk?
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Not recognising usb storage and phones

I've just upgraded to ubuntu 18.04, i wanted to copy some files from my pendrive but my laptop which runs on Ubuntu is not recognising the pendrive. Nothing happens when i insert the pendrive. I ...
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Ubuntu on portable SSD - choosing between UEFI and Legacy

I want to install Ubuntu Mate on a portable SSD, and be able to use it on two Windows 10 computers, a desktop and a laptop. The problem is, the desktop is quite old, and boots Windows 10 in Legacy ...
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How to start portable pdflatex

I know that this is a very easy question. I have never used Linux before and I could not figure out how this has to be done. I am installing a protable texlive on my Kubuntu machine. Now I want to ...
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Can I have full Linux on an external HDD? [closed]

I'd like to carry my computer everywhere I go but big bag with "Lenovo" label is kinda thief-magnet. I want to to use other computers only to provide physical resources but carry everything digital ...
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How can I make Ubuntu completely portable?

I want to install Ubuntu on my USB drive so that I can use it without any restrictions with any PC having any other operating system installed. I tried to do so but whenever I installed to USB ...
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I am trying to install ubuntu using a flash drive as a hard drive

New to Ubuntu. I am trying to install ubuntu on an older computer (2004ish) using a flash drive as the hard drive. I can boot to ubuntu without any problems, but when I go to install it, it fails to ...
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Is there a way to install Ubuntu completely on a portable external HDD and boot into it on any computer/laptop? [duplicate]

I found this tutorial but ended up with an unbootable Ubuntu which loads into GNU GRUB command prompt and cannot proceed further. Is there a reliable way to do this?
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Portable Web Cam Not Working on Skype Video Call

I use Ubuntu 16.04, and I try to make video call using Skype via my portable web cam (Logitech C525). But even the web cam already plugged in, Skype prefers my built-in front camera rather than the ...
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Portable ubuntu on internal hard drive and portability question

Happy new year to everyone! I read the post about installing on an external usb drive, but what I want to do is install and I should say not install but make one of the hard drive partitions like an ...
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Ubuntu full installation portable

Good night, i have a doubt: When i use the LiveCD from Ubuntu it works on almost every PC, no matter what kind of hardware it has, but after installation, the S.O. makes some changes for adapt to ...
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How to create a multiboot USB that allows persistence, non-persistence and data partition?

I want a complete guide to make a generic multiboot USB. Requests: Multiple iso boots; Multiple persistent boots (unlimited size); One partition to data storage; What I've tried: MultiSystem only ...
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WD My Passport, Read Only on Gnome but not on Unity

I have a 2TB Western Digital My Passport Drive that I use quite frequently for work. It is formatted as a FAT32 Filesystem and up to this point I have had no issues. At work I use two different ...
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Portable USB does not boot [duplicate]

I tried to make a portable usb ( Can I install Ubuntu to my 32 GB USB pen drive? ) and followed these steps but i think that something went wrong with selecting the location of the bootloader because ...
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How to create a standalone bootable Ubuntu USB disk

I would like to install Ubuntu to an external hard drive without touching anything on the already existing hard drive and OS installations. By doing this I am able to boot from the USB by selecting ...
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Is is possible to create Linux portable applications? [closed]

I would like to create a set of portable network utils that can be easily loaded in a system (I will have root access) and then deleted quickly Is this possible? Here are the apps that I planning ...
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how can I make a portable ubuntu installation on a usb stick secure bootable?

I´ve fully installed ubuntu 15.10 16.04 on an USB stick (no chroot/permanent live install), and managed to have it booting to BIOS as well as to UEFI. How can I get secure boot working also on ...
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What program to use when you want to create a persistent storage live usb IN Ubuntu?

What program to use inside ubuntu to create ubuntu persistent storage usb? Edit: It is a PERSISTENT STORAGE. How do I make a bootable Ubuntu USB? is not the answer, actually I tried Startup disk ...
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Install to a USB drive without another external drive

I want to do a proper installation of Ubuntu to my USB drive so that I can effectively carry around my operating system everywhere I go (I say "proper installation" because I don't want to just use ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick on an Apple Macbook

How do I create a bootable USB stick for Ubuntu using an Apple Macbook that can then be used on my Windows PC to replace it with Ubuntu?
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will "Install ubuntu on a hard disk" also install all changes in persistent partition?

I used "universal USB installer" and created a portable Ubuntu system in my USB flash drive with persistence partition of 4GB, in which I installed some additional softwares. If I use "Install Ubuntu ...
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Is there a portable version of Chrome for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a portable version of Chrome (not Chromium) that I can work with on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can only find Chromium or really outdated versions. Due to limitation on the machine I'm using, ...
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make mono protable from USB

How could I make a portable mono, so it could run from an USB key. It must run on another PC with ubuntu, but no admin rights.
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