Questions tagged [rufus]

For questions about using the Rufus Windows application that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives. Rufus is recommended at the official Ubuntu website as a way to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick on Windows.

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error: symbol 'grub_register_command_lockdown' not found when installing Ubuntu 21.04 in BIOS mode

This is a pre-emptive report (since I am going to post a solution below) for people facing this error when trying to install the recently released Ubuntu 21.04 in BIOS mode (UEFI mode should be fine). ...
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rufus how to boot ubuntu in pen drive without destroying pendrive

I am following How to Dual Boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Windows 10 [ 2020 ] | UEFI - GPT Method this tutorial to dual boot my system. I have a 32GB Pendrive and my Pendrive already has 14GB!!! personal ...
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Ubuntu touch on a usb stick

I'm trying to install Ubuntu touch on a USB stick, then plug it into a windows machine and just boot Ubuntu from there. I have downloaded Rufus and now I'm trying to find an .iso of ubuntu touch. I ...
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“System doesn't have USB option” when attempting to boot to lubuntu on Windows 10

I'm attempting to dual-boot lubuntu from USB on my Windows 10 Acer Aspire 5. To try to boot, I held the shift key while pressing restart. It took me to the advanced startup options, and I selected &...
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Rufus Bells and Whistles or Rufus vs Etcher

Both Rufus and Etcher will create a Live USB for installing Ubuntu. Rufus appears to have a lot more options than Etcher, thus it appears more complicated. Rufus BalenaEtcher Please explain the use ...
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When i boot from an ubuntu usb drive i get the grub prompt

I created the bootable usb drive with Rufus but PC will not boot to ubuntu. It seems others have had this problem but not in the hast 5 years. Should i follow the grub commands given here? Created a ...
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Bootable USB doesn't show as boot option [duplicate]

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 5590, it came with Windows, I want to install Ubuntu instead. I downloaded the 18.04.5 image file and made a bootable USB device with Rufus following the ubuntu tutorial. The ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Wont boot

Im trying to boot ubuntu 20.04 from a usb made with rufus 3.12 from a windows 10 computer different to the one im trying to boot ubuntu on. When I go to boot ubuntu it then does a disk check when the ...
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Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed

I am in the process to install Ubuntu on a brand-new Dell Windows 10 desktop. When I tried to boot on a bootable Ubuntu Bionic USB stick created by Rufus, I got a bug: "Initramfs unpacking failed:...
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BUG - Official Tutorial for Creating a bootable USB stick for Windows does not work - something flawed in Rufus? Tutorial is incomplete [closed]

System Specs: Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60 GHz RAM: 32.0 GB System type: x64-based processor OS: Windows 10 Pro USB Stick: Kingston 16 GB Bug Description I've followed the steps outlined ...
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How to make a bootable MBR USB in Ubuntu?

I used Rufus in windows to make MBR bootable USB but can't find a Rufus equivalent in Ubuntu
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Rufus won't create bootable USB stick

Every time I use Rufus to try to build a bootable USB stick, it says OK until I hit start, no matter what I try. I tried changing USB sticks and finagling with permissions. Many of the "how to ...
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Xubuntu 20LTS can not install alongside Windows 7/8.1 on legacy BIOS

I am newbie on linux system. My laptop is ASPIRE 4752 where definitely is old machine without UEFI, only legacy BIOS. My current OSes installed are WIN 8.1 and Xubuntu 18.04-instaling after windows, ...
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Cannot select ISO file in Rufus

I am trying to make a bootable USB-drive, following the instructions. But when trying to select the ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso file that I just downloaded, the folder is empty. I can see it in my ...
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ubuntu-20.04-desktop-amd64.iso installation fails on Laptop with NVMe drive

I am not able to install Ubuntu 20.04 on Lenovo laptop. Unfortunately, the installation stalls when I define the mount point, enter name and password to set up the computer name and then click on the "...
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How do I fix issue relating to 'app introspection not allowed'?

Having a problem whilst installing Ubuntu 19.10 on a Kingston traveler 32gb usb pen drive, setup using Rufus. Boots perfect but during install I chose an 8gb swap partition 4gb EFI partition and rest ...
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Issue creating live Ubuntu USB drive with persistent storage using Rufus

I am trying to create a live Ubuntu 18.04 USB drive (16 GB) with persistent storage (1 GB) using Rufus 3.9.1624. I ran Rufus with the following settings. However, upon booting up the USB drive, I get ...
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Why is my “vmlinuz file” missing during a USB dual boot Ubuntu installation?

I have done OS installations in the past, but for some reason this time I'm having trouble. I am running a desktop with Windows 10 already installed and wanting to install Ubuntu alongside. I ...
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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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failed to load ldlinux.32 in windows

i am using dell inspirion 1545(3gb RAM) with windows 7 . i want to install ubuntu along with windows 7 ,i made my usb bootable using rufus tool but when i try to install it gives an error Failed to ...
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Impossible to Install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10 from a USB drive using NTFS? [duplicate]

I have a new computer with no disk drive and a Windows 10 (NTFS) partition, and I wanted to install Ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot configuration from a USB boot drive (exactly as I have done before for 16....
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No display on Ubuntu 18.04 installation

I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10. I have following configuration- Partition- GPT Motherboard firmware- UEFI Processor- Ryzen 5 3500 MoBo- B450 Mortar Max Graphics- ...
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Why is casper-rw full on first start on persistent linux?

I used Rufus on Windows 10 for making a persistent linux (Ubuntu 19.10) on a 64GB SSD. I chose 40GB for the persistent partition and after the boot it always ask 'Try Linux on CD or Install it?'. I ...
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Why do I loose storage space with persistent usb stick?

I've been testing >4Gb persistent live-usb with ubuntu 19.10 + rufus on a 32 Gb usb stick but somehow I ran out of space as soon as I upgraded to get full functionality. So I bought a 128 Gb usb ...
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Ubuntu live USB cannot boot - Manjaro boots successfully with same media

I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot alongside Windows 10. After I downloaded an Ubuntu iso file and wrote it to a USB with Rufus I rebooted my computer and tried to select the Ubuntu live ...
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<RUFUS> What should i check in advanced format options ( Im trying to create a Bootable USB Stick)

What should i check in advanced format options ( Im trying to create a Bootable USB Stick im very new to ubuntu so i would like some replies that are easy to understand and to follow. Thanks :)
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Does Rufus save one's data better or different than UNetbootin when reinstalling from USB?

I really need to retrieve data of my other laptop and can wait no longer for my friend to come help. Reading up on the process (I'm stuck in emergency mode) I am slightly confused if I need to use ...
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Can't make Xubuntu persistent live USB using Rufus

I'm trying to fully install Xubuntu on a 16 GB USB (with persistence). After several atempts, I still can't boot on it. The ISO was burnt onto the USB using the last version of Rufus with the ...
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My Ubuntu won't boot it only boots to busybox

Video to show what is going on So I got ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my HP Pavillion (Model 13-128nr) and I just did a fresh install (Using Rufus) to my Usb drive and it won't boot it just goes to BusyBox
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How to make a USB BOOTABLE for windows 7 from linux ubuntu? [duplicate]

I need make a usb bootable for windows 7 for GPT partition and UEFI, mi desktop computer loss the boot file and now i need fix it... someone know a good software highly configurable for this that work ...
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Does Ubuntu live persistent USB use Intel Optane?

I have a laptop with 16GB of Intel Optane. I have a live USB with persistent storage that I just created using Rufus. When I choose the option "persistent live to ram" does the machine use Intel ...
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Probing for devices to install to failed - Ubuntu Server Installation

When trying the install Ubuntu on my old PC, I get the below following error. Probing for devices to install to failed ------------------------------------------------- Unfortunately probing for ...
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Trying to install ubuntu. But my pc wont boot up. Whats wrong?

I downloaded ubuntu from its website, copied it to a usb using rufus. But my pc doesn’t boot up windows 10 or anything when the usb is plugged in. It just runs and the screen acts like the pc is ...
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New 18.04 install on ASUS - TUF FX705DY Laptop - Stuck at dev, clean xx/xx files, xx/xx blocks

I have always used windows and recently decided to make the switch to linux, electing to test it on my laptop before installing it on my main desktop PC. I downloaded ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS ISO file and ...
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Cluster size conflict while making a Bootable USB Stick

Context: I am planning to make a Full Install USB from a Windows 10 computer in order to make a Ubuntu Bootable USB Stick. So I followed each step of the Ubuntu tutorial but I face a problem at the &...
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Cannot boot from the Rufus created USB Ubuntu stick [duplicate]

I get error messages in black screen. Timeouts and errors. The error on my Windows XP Dell D830 laptop looks very similar as seen in this YouTube video. The Dell D830 laptop has a dual-core Intel ...
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'Failed to download file' error when trying to download Ubuntu 18.10 in Rufus 3.3 [closed]

rufus-3.3.exe, the latest version, is not working on my PC. Only rufus-2.18.exe and the versions before it seem to be working. I got this error message as shown at the bottom of the below screenshot: ...
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Should I use Rufus or Etcher to duel boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I don't know which one to use, Rufus or Etcher. Which one is better?
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Can't dual boot Ubuntu: Error 15:(http://grub4dos.chenall.net/e/15) File not found

Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10. Used UUI and Rufus, but neither worked. Is there any possible way to fix that? I can't find any answer to this question on the web. Booting 'Boot ubuntu' (...
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My laptop refuses to boot from USB

everyone. I'm dealing with a seemingly simple and straightforward problem that's really frustrating and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. My laptop is Medion Akoya E2216T MD ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 18.04. installation [duplicate]

I've recently embarked on the journey of web development and have heard a protip to have dual bootable OS's. Since I already run Windows 10 for day-to-day needs, I wanted to install Ubuntu (18.04) as ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu using Rufus

I am trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu, but after I choose what to do (Install Ubuntu or Try Ubuntu) I see the Ubuntu loading page and after that just a pixelized screen. What should I ...
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Having trouble installing Ububtu [duplicate]

I am trying to Install Ubuntu on my HP ProBook which runs off of Windows Enterprise (64 bit). I am diligently trying to follow the directions, but some of the steps are greek to me. I installed Rufus ...
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Problems with Rufus 3.0 [closed]

I am currently on a Windows XP laptop and am trying to upgrade to Ubuntu. I even went and got a flash drive for the USB installation of Ubuntu, however when going through the step by step process, I ...
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Strange problem regarding installation of budgie

I had no operating system on my Acer Aspire laptop. I just made a bootable USB with Rufus in my another Windows 7 PC for installing Ubuntu Budgie in my laptop. I installed it while trying it. Then it ...
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Unable to install ISO using rufus

My 8 GB USB drive has been formatted and is free of all errors. Yet, I am unable to write the ISO on to the drive using Rufus. What's wrong?
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Ubuntu ISO Burn HELP (with Rufus) [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my laptop as a secondary operating system. specs: MSI GE63VR Raider OS: Win10 Ver:1709 Build: 16299.371 ISO: Ubuntu-18.04-desktopamd64.iso (also tried Ubuntu-16.04....
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Ubuntu Live USB Misbehaving

I am trying to make a Live USB in order to install Ubuntu on a USB drive, and I am experiencing strange behavior that prevents me from doing anything in the desktop environment once it boots. I have ...
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How to install Rufus on Ubuntu Mate? [duplicate]

I have been to the website & while there is talk of it being compatible there is no actual Linux supported link for it, its all exe's. I am using Ubuntu Mate the latest version 64Bit edition. If ...
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Trying to install ubuntu on XPS 15

I get error: Booted on the usb key 16.04 LTS installed with Rufus... I don't know what wrong I am doing (BIOS option?)