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

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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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How can I install portable virtual box to a usb drive? So i can then run my operating system on anyone else computer without booting to it?

I previously had a usb drive with ubuntu 20.04 running, that i could then boot on any system. That was great but still limiting. I want to instead have my operating system run in virtual box, so that ...
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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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installation UBUNTU on samsung NC10

Google Translate from French: hello, I have a laptop pc samsung NC10 under Windows XP, DD 170 GO. Can I install UBUNTU? Which? How? 'Or' What? will it give it a second life? Thank you for your ...
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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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Deleted OS while trying to install Ubuntu in USB drive… Help

I'm not sure this is the right place to ask, but I have the following problem: I wanted to create an 'Ubuntu to go' USB drive as explained in this website (http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/11/...
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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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Install Ubuntu on a USB flash drive and also use the same device to store files on Windows [duplicate]

I would like to be able to have Ubuntu installed on a portable USB drive but also use the same storage device to store files from Windows. So I want to use it as a normal flash drive but be able to ...
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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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Is it possible to run linux from a flash drive, not using hard drive space at all? [duplicate]

Is it possible to run linux from a flash drive? I don't mean an install disk, I mean a full instance of linux, in which all save files will go to the flash drive, and could be used in any x86 computer ...
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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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Clone Ubuntu system to a pendrive and make it bootable?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. Can I clone the entire system with apps, settings, etc on a USB 3 pendrive, and then boot from that on other computers as a portable Ubuntu installation to ...
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Start VeraCrypt “Portable” with relative path to a profilefolder?

After extracting and executing the VeraCrypt binary from tmp, VeraCrypt creates a profile-folder containing the favourite Volumes and Configuration XMLs under .VeraCrypt in ~ as usual. Is there any ...
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How can I make Ubuntu 100% installed and portable

I want to make Ubuntu 14.0.4 full installed and portable to a USB, so I don't have to use windows at my school, I've tried heaps of methods and I don't know how, I am running windows 7 and the USB is ...
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Run app from removable drive without sudo [duplicate]

I want to run apps like Google Chrome in my lab PC where I don't have administrator access meaning I can't run sudo command to do any thing. Is it possible to make apps run from removable drive like ...
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Avermedia Live Gamer Portable Driver

I have a video capture card from Avermedia called the Live Gamer Portable. It has a pc free mode which can record 720p60fps, but I wanted it to work in the pc mode, to be able to record 1080p60fps. ...
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Can portable apps be damaging to the system?

To run portable applications do not need to have root rights. However, can they harm the system? For example, I heard that there are portable applications for Windows that cause crashes in the system. ...
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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Make Ubuntu Bootable USB UEFI Compatible

I have a full Ubuntu install on a USB that I keep on my keyring so I can have a portable, personal computer. However I cant boot from it on UEFI machines, even if secure boot is turned off. Is there ...
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What does it mean to make Tox “portable”?

I have recently followed this guide and installed qTox, and I have noticed this section in the settings: So what does it mean to make Tox "portable", and why is this something potentially dangerous ...