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ubuntu install failed on asus vivobook 14

I face really long stack of errors when trying to install ubuntu 20.4 this was running fine 3 months ago, then it was crashed due to an update I waited for 20.4.2 and tried to install it this week, I ...
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What Should I Consider When Running Ubuntu From a Portable Hard Drive

I'm borrowing someone's Windows machine, because my own box crashed and burned a while back -- back when Spotify was downloading and erasing a crapton of resources to its users' computers with every ...
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I have been asked to restore an old Lamp website with Ubuntu 12 and no sudo access

I have prepared a USB with an Ubuntu 20 server iso, since I have been told that if I run this, it will update the software and recreate sudo access without deleting any of the old website. I want to ...
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Bootable USB Ubuntu Server

I have a MacBook Pro, I just ordered an Intel NUC and build components. Just want to tinker with Linux. Can I use my MacBook Pro to create a bootable USB in order to install on the NUC? I don't ...
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error during installation

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop(currently my system have no operating system) After I partitioned drives and hit install , grub install fatal error rised, I followed solution on the ...
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No boot options after installing kubuntu

On a windows laptop I installed Kubuntu LTS in Legacy Mode and told it to completely wipe my drive and isntall Kubuntu on the whole thing. It seemed to finish, but after restarting, I have no boot ...
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Black screen with blinking underscore when booting Lubuntu 20.10 from USB

I have installed Lubuntu 20.10 on a USB flash drive (not on hard drive) and I am getting a blank cursor on boot. I do not see any login screen, and any of the answers provided on this forum are not ...
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Problem with booting Ubuntu from USB

I'm having trouble booting Ubuntu from USB. Whenever I want to run Ubuntu I have the message "You need to load kernel first". Secure Boot is disabled. Can it be repaired?
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Reinstalling Ubuntu as main OS after removing dual-boot

I installed Dual boot (Ubuntu and Windows), but then I decided to delete Ubuntu completely, and I did, I've been using Windows for a few months with no problems. Now I want to install only ubuntu, and ...
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after installing ubuntu on a pendrive cant boot from it

I installed ubuntu on my 32gb pendrive using a vm , now when i go to f12 menu ubuntu dosnt show up only windows boot manger shows up.
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Internal hard drive not detected in linux installer

I have an acer swift 3 SF314-54G. It supposed to run linux very well without a problem. But right now, when i tried to install ubuntu (i've tried linux mint and pop os as well), my hard drive isn't ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB 2.0

Although my computer is capable of booting from USB devices and I have set the boot order correctly in my BIOS, I find that I am unable to boot any installation of Ubuntu I have (be they on external ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu on Mac Book Air (2019)

I'm currently trying to dual boot my Mac Book Air (2019, macOS Catalina) with Ubuntu, but after some research I'm not sure if this is even possible, since 2018 Apple started to use this T2 protection. ...
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Ubuntu installation stuck in middle

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my blank HDD, so I formatted it and (after much stumbling around buttons and settings not knowing what they meant) I think I created an EFI NTFS partition 512 MiB and ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a new computer without any OS and without a cd drive? [duplicate]

I bought a new computer and I want to install Ubuntu on it. The computer doesn't have a CD drive or OS. I want Ubuntu to be the only OS on the computer. So how can I install Ubuntu on a brand new ...
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How to update Biolinux to 20.04LTS?

Am quite new to Linux, i am operating a Biolinux machine running on Ubuntu 18.04LTS. How do i update to 20.04LTS using bootable USB (internet is so slow here that online updating is simply not ...
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Black screen installing Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 from USB

I've created an Ubuntu Server 20.04.02 USB drive with Rufus, but when trying to install it on a brand new machine it dies after the GRUB screen when I select "Install Ubuntu Server". It's ...
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Unable to Install from BIOS

I have a new machine with no OS. Asus Prime motherboard. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 from USB. I've done the same previously on an Asus Tuff motherboard. From GRUB whether I try to install, or ...
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New machine build - Not able to boot from USB

Working at getting my son's new machine running but running into a wall. Trying to boot from flash drive and go straight into Gnu Grub w list of options (Ubuntu/Ubuntu-safe graphics/OEM/Next vol/UEFI ...
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Installation of Ubuntu failed because of “The ext4 file system creation in partition .. failed” or “creation of swap space in partition … failed”

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS. My notebook Lenovo T14 had SSD with (before my actions) only one C: with Windows10 on it, so I did a partition D: to install Ubuntu on it. Now, after some ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 20.10 on USB Flash Drive boots only on original computer

My intention is to create a bootable USB drive (Corsair Voyager GT 3.0 with 64 GB) with Ubuntu Desktop 20.10 using only GPT-style drives (Disk 0 "Windows" and Disk 1 "USB"). After ...
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I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 and the installation failed and now I cannot boot on anything (I have dual-boot with Windows)

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 using a bootable USB over the old Ubuntu. I formated the partition with the previous version of Ubuntu during installing process and the laptop shuted down installing. ...
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The recommended space to ubuntu OS [duplicate]

I want installed a complete Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 on a USB Flash Drive, according to this guide, using 64GB USB Flash Drive I wonder is it enough space or should I use larger USB? And how many space ...
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Static IP connection after bare metal install of 20.04

Problem: Convert boot-up to Static IP Address instead of DHCP on New Ubuntu 20.04 install. First, I'm a newbie and thought I would learn Ubuntu by installing it on a second PC I have on my home ...
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found 1 error in files before installing

i know this question was asked before but none of them was helpful and solved anything. my problem is when i want to install ubuntu 20.04, before getting into installing as you know there is a file ...
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Unable to install ubuntu alonside windows 10

So, basically the situation is that I am trying to dual-boot ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS with windows 10. In System Information of windows, the BIOS mode is Legacy. Now, I created a bootable Usb using rufus ...
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Boot entry order not found Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo B570e via bootable usb, after wiping of the windows. Now whenever I try to start my laptop a message appears System BootOrder not found. Initializing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 crashing on install

I am trying to install ubuntu 18.04 on an old machine but it is crashing on install. I can get through the first few dialogue boxes but eventually it just crashes. I am running on a i7 4770, 16gb ddr3,...
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no “try Ubuntu” or “install Ubuntu” option macOS

I'm trying to replace my macOS with Ubuntu (install not try). This problem shows up when I try to boot up Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a mac book pro with a USB. Instead of "Try Ubuntu" or "...
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Desktop stuck loading after fresh install

I've just recently switched from Windows 10 to 20.10 Ubuntu and after a fresh install it bugged out because of Nvidia GPU driver problems. It opened up a window after I sent in a bug report and now ...
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Ubuntu / Linux / Windows Virus wrote to my “read only” 20.04.1 Live USB (Twice!) and infected two separate live USB's! How is this possible?

Ok. Hang on to your hats! This is going to sound crazy but I have been attacked by some crazy hacker malware. I believe it started out as a file-less attack on my Widoze 10 Home partition and spread ...
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Try Ubuntu 20.04 without installing

Hi I want to try Ubuntu 20.04 without installing it due to some driver issues in my laptop. But I already have 2 OS ( Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 [Dualboot] ), so will trying Ubuntu mess with the ...
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Install Ubuntu from USB Stick to USB Stick and use it as “external drive” to boot and use from

I would like to understand if it is possible to install Ubuntu from an USB Stick on another USB Stick (256 GB) and use this USB stick to boot from and use Ubuntu like it is installed on my notebook ...
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fresh 20.04 on alienware pc, stuck at black ubuntu screen, before reaching grub

I tried an usb install of 20.04 on my alienware pc, which previously had 18.04. I did a clean install which deleted the old version. The pc does not have windows.I have two Nvidia gpu's on this ...
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I'm unable to install Kubuntu 20.04 on a flash drive

I am trying for quite some time to have a flash drive with kubuntu installed on it, so I can use it on whatever computer I am on, but for some reason, the installation process to install it to a ...
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Run Ubuntu ISO live image from Windows BIOS - no USB or DVD

How to run the Ubuntu ISO live image from Windows without USB or DVD? This is a self answered question.
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Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator “Test” fails

Tried with sudo usb-creator-gtk After creation tried to use the "Test" and got the following: Tried twice - got same results both times. System Info: ISO Image: ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-...
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How do I make Samsung 303C12 USB boot Ubuntu? Is it possible to USB boot? I don't want a crouton ubuntu

How do I make Samsung 303C12 USB boot Ubuntu? Is it possible to USB boot? I don't want a crouton ubuntu, I want to be able to boot it through the developer startup menu. I have CTRL+U enabled, but it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 does not boot without flash drive

I saw in a previous guide that this problem maybe is because grub installed at the flash drive! I follow the steps of this guide and i run this command: sudo grub-install /dev/sdX Where sdX is the ...
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Unable to use touchpad during Ubuntu installation

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System. It's a brand new system and I wanted to install Ubuntu on this machine replacing windows OS. But I'm not able to use touchpad during ...
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ubi-partman exit code 10

I have been trying to install ubuntu 20.0.4 on my dell laptop but whenever I install ubuntu i get an error - "ubipartman failed with exit code 10. Further information may be found in /var/log/...
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Ubuntu Server 20.10 doesn't allow boot device selection

So I decided to install Ubuntu server 20.10 instead of my broken Linux Mint and avoid the buggy UIs, but the first 3 evenings with the Server Installer are extremely frustrating: it doesn't allow to ...
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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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Cannot install Ubuntu 20.04 along with Windows 8

I have Toshiba satellite C50-A-1G6 PC which has a non recoverable Windows8. When I try to install the Ubuntu 20.04 , from USB ISO file. It checks first my disks and says: no errors found. After ...
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No “install Ubuntu” option when booting from USB

I'm trying to install Ubuntu to my laptop, but I ran into similar problem as the one from this link: No "Install Ubuntu" option when booting from USB drive I tried the solution from that ...
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Can I install ubuntu 20.10 or 20.04LTS on dual boot with windows 10 without USB Drive?

I have a HP PC with 4GB RAM, CPU dual core by AMD, 1TB HDD and want to install ubuntu in my PC with dual boot but can I install it without USB Drive and also please tell that which version of 20.10 ...
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Low fps on games and no animations after update

I've got the Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS version and just updated my drivers. Now, I get low fps and I have no animations on my OS. I have a suspect of what it can be, and when I first installed Ubuntu, I had ...
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Fix Ubuntu 20.10 GRUB error installing.Fatal error

I keep getting the grub install "fatal error" while trying to install Kubuntu. It's a Kubuntu 20.10, no dual boot, but can't erase my home partition (I have my main documents there) to have ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a HiMedia Q30?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on a HiMedia Q30, but have no idea how to do it. The device has 3 USB-ports, 1 SD-card slot and pre-installed Android. I flashed an USB-stick with Ubuntu but the device ...
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How to install ubuntu 20.04 on Intel RST and not AHCI

I have Dell Inspiron 7501 with 512 GB NVME PCIe M.2 SSD and I have been trying to dualboot ubuntu 20.04. But while installing, it says that 'This computer works on RST. Turn off RST to install ubuntu'...

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