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Ubuntu 20.04 Live USB Freezes

I have used multiple programs including Etcher, Rufus, Raspberry Pi Imager to make a live bootable USB for my laptop. The laptop is able to boot from USB with secure and fast boot turned off. Specs ...
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Problems with installing ubuntu sever on acer

I've been wanting to use one of my old laptops as a server for at home to experiment with and installing ubuntu the ubuntu server seemed like a great idea. Yet when trying to boot the server from a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 very slow

I am Windows user for quite a long time and wanted to try Ubuntu. With no experience of using any other OS than Windows, I started searching about Linux and found that Ubuntu is by far the most ...
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Lubuntu install stuck on “configuring locales…”

I recently got back my old Eee pc and decided to install Lubuntu on it. All went well, until it got to the point where it configures locales. It has been at that point for more than 1.5 hours now. ...
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audio device use ehci but I want xhci

How can I force a usbdevice to use xhci instead of ehci? I have a laptop where xhci grabs the card (works) and a PC where ehci grab the card (dont work) both computers run the same ubuntu 20.04 and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 installation error [duplicate]

I'm going for dual boot, using win 10 atm. I followed all the steps on how to make a bootable USB stick from the Ubuntu.com tutorial : Create a USB Strick on Windows. When i boot the USB, it gives ...
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I can't install new Ubuntu [duplicate]

Before and after boot something like this happens. [ 2.749309] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 2.749351] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
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Ubuntu Studio 20.04 installation freezes at restart window at the end

After having some trouble in Windows 10 that was actually a failing hard drive see this: Slow Ubuntu 20.04 installation: warning: source ID xxxx was not found when attempting to remove it I bought a ...
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Missing partition table

I get "Missing partition table" while making a bootable USB using etcher software. I downloaded the 2.5GB software 3 times. Same error throws up. Do not get the EFI boot options. Any suggestions to ...
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Looking for ANY Linux version with 32 bit ISO to make a LiveUSB

In order to dedicate an old Thinkpad R-51 to run a distributed computing program called "Folding@Home" it was recommended to do it under Ubuntu 11.04. I am having real problems as follows: The R51 ...
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Slow Ubuntu 20.04 installation: warning: source ID xxxx was not found when attempting to remove it

My Acer Aspire became very slow with Windows 10 running on it so I formatted my hard disc on my acer Aspire laptop and tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 but the installation takes hours and constantly ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Installation error after restart

sd-umoun[46590]: Failed to umount /oldroot: Device or resource busy ... usb 2-1: device descriptor read/8, error -110 Please help. ——— Additional Info: This is a clean install of Ubuntu. Also, I ...
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How to create a bootable thumbdrive using MacOS [duplicate]

My ubuntu machine died and I need to install a new OS on that machine using another laptop I have which is a MacOS machine. I am having trouble finding good info on how to create a bootable thumbdrive ...
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How can I buy a bootable Ubuntu USB stick? [duplicate]

I have a Dell E5500, but cannot download on it. Where can I buy a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu on it?
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Install alongside Windows 10 option not appearing, windows boot drive seems to be unrecognized

I was trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10. I tried 20.04 (which had issues with Intel RST and couldn't be fixed, so ignore this version), 18.04 and 16.04. While installing, the "...
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Ldlinux.c32 failed to load [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install latest ubuntu using usb sticks. But mt bios says cannot load ldlinux.c32. I've been trying for 2 days with diffrent solution provided but still can't install it. What ...
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Casper-rw Persistence Files Not Working with 20.04

I have just noticed that casper-rw persistent files are not working with Ubuntu 20.04 when booted from an ISO file. Persistent partitions are again working, however persistent partitions do not work ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick alongside macOS [duplicate]

Attempting to install Ubuntu 20.04 from USB stick onto Macbook pro. I want to run it alongside my existing macOS. When trying to install from the USB stick, it says the system detects NO current ...
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Ubunutu Mate installed on pendrive doesn't boot, even though it was installed with “something else” option

I wanted a portable device with my programs and and data, so I installed Ubuntu Mate on my pendrive. I follwed this instruction: https://www.fosslinux.com/10212/how-to-install-a-complete-ubuntu-on-a-...
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I have a windows 10 OS and I have Tried to burn several bootable DVD's and USB's and Windows doesn't allow them to load. I have reset BIOS or UEFIFI

I have changed My BIOS to boot from appropriate method eg DVD or USB and saved that configeration then I Have burned several USB, DVD's Using the three method's of 1) downloading Linux version then ...
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Remove Ubuntu 20.04 Try/Install screen

How can I remove the Try Ubuntu / Install Ubuntu screen on my 20.04 Persistent USB drive? Being diverted to this screen increases boot time on both Rufus and mkusb Persistent USB drives. I would ...
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Surface Go will not boot from USB

I have a 128GB Microsoft Surface Go (the non-LTE version) running Ubuntu 19.10 ("Eoan Ermine"), and I am trying to "clean" install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ("Focal Fossa")... But I have not yet been able to ...
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Stuck at black screen with Ubuntu logo [closed]

I just made a bootable USB to install 20.04. I then boot my laptop, and selected installation from the USB drive. After that, the screen showed up where it ran some disk checks and now, it's stuck. It'...
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Cannot boot on USB stick , Acer Swift 3

I'm trying to run an Ubuntu live on a USB stick instead to install it after. But the system freezes during the boot screen, with the manufacturer logo... I've tried nomodeset and it still does not ...
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How do I fix “Errno 5” when installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

recently I decided to install ubuntu but no matter what I tried it always says, "Errno 5"
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Ubuntu installation unknown issue

I'm currently trying to install ubuntu onto my pc. Making a switch from windows 10. I created my bootable usb using rufus following the instructions on their website. But when I boot off that usb ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu on Asus Windows preloaded laptop

I am using Asus X507U Laptop which comes with Windows 10. I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but the installation is getting freeze. My Laptop does not have any graphic card.
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Help~ Mac Catalina Cannot Bootcamp to win10 after failed installing Ubuntu 18.04

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu/Linux. I have recently tried to install the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a MacBook Pro with the most up to date macOS Catalina and Win10 (via Bootcamp). My goal was to install Ubuntu ...
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Black screen with white lines at the top

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an old Toshiba 64x laptop that I never used. When I put in the USB drive which works on other computers rather than loading the Ubuntu installation page, it just shows ...
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Installation type shows no partition

When I am clicking the + tab nothing is coming and its is getting hang only yhe the shut down options is working and nothing else need help urgently. I have tried more than 10 times and has mase the ...
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How to access existing files when you have booted from USB due to load kernel module error

A couple of years ago I received a desktop computer through a local program that had Edubuntu installed (I am afraid I do not know the release number). Recently the software updater advised that an ...
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No device for boot loader installation - Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried different things from the answers here, but there is still "no device for boot loader installation" when I boot from USB. This is the first time I am installing Linux. I have Win 7 on ...
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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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I can't install ubuntu on my pc [duplicate]

I have a 32-bit very old pc, I tried with the 32-bit option that was in the official page don't worked to me,my pc dosen't have cd, I need the USB installation someone know how to install ubuntu in ...
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Simple Hand Made Persistent USB that Boots either BIOS or UEFI

Please provide step by step instructions for making a simple hand made Persistent USB that boots both BIOS and UEFI. No ISO9660 or ISO Booters please, I want to be able to easily modify the filesystem....
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Can not install newest Ubuntu Version (18.04) from USB

I flashed my USB drive with Balena Etcher and tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 as dual boot on my desktop. On the laptop, this worked without issues. On the laptop, Im stuck at the loading screen and ...
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Install Ubuntu to USB Flash Drives Automatically

I need to create many USB flash drives that run Ubuntu. These flash drives should: contain custom pre-installed software be persistent: even after restart, programs and new files should be preserved ...
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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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Having issues going back to windows after fully deleting windows and installing Ubuntu

So I bought a Dell xps 1970 and installed Ubuntu after a lot of complications. After having used Ubuntu I miss Windows a lot however I have googled for ages and can't find a good solution. Here is ...
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Error installation ubuntu 18.04 - disc problems [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 with a usb but when I choose to erase the disc i got a warning "Error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda:Input/output error". I can juste Retry (and have the same message) or ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 & 19.10 don't see Macbook Air ssd disk during the installation

i think the title is quite self explanatory: USB key work well, the boot is ok, i'm able to run the live and activate the wifi but when I try to install the system i don't see the disk. Also Gparted ...
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Bugs during the installation of Ubuntu 18.04.4

I tried to install several versions of Ubuntu several months ago on my laptop that is a new omen 15-dc1049nl with Nvidia gtx 1660ti, with windows 10. I tried the 18.04.3, the 19.10 and the 19.04 ...
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Micro SD card un-readable

I have a problem with my sd card. When I try to copy, read or write anything to it, it automatically un-mounts itself from my PC. It runs without problem but any attempt to read or write or even ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Acer Orion 3000

I have been running up against a wall trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my new Acer Orion 3000 desktop. CPU is an i7 9700, 16GB ram. SSD is installed in SATA slot 2. NVMe SSD Windows 10 SATA SSD ...
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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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Cant boot Ubuntu from HD

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop with a USB stick, but it doesn't work right. If I remove the USB stick, the laptop won't boot. If I boot with the USB, I get the installation menu including trying ...
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Weird screen when installing lubuntu 18 lts

I got the screen in the image below when loading the iso from a USB stick What could be the cause of this screen? The computer is a netbook aspire one, atom processor with lubuntu 18lts already ...
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Cannot make Ubuntu install on USB drive bootable on Mac

I installed Ubuntu on a large and fast USB drive from a USB thumbdrive on a Mac. The point was to boot the drive by keeping "option" pressed down when starting the Mac, just like I did for the ...
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Why is the internal hard drive not available when attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 from a USB drive?

When I attempt to install either Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 from a USB flash drive to a Dell Latitude 5500 PC with Windows 10, only the USB drive appears on the "Allocate Drive Space" screen (as sda); the ...
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Install Ubuntu 18.04 on Asus ROG Strix

BIOS version: 305. In Boot Menu I see: The system cannot find any bootable devices. Advanced mode -> Sata configuration: AHCI Security -> Secure Boot Control: Disabled Boot -> Fast Boot: ...

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