Questions tagged [live-usb]

Questions related to live (bootable) USB devices, which allow you to test Ubuntu without installing, to install Ubuntu, or carry out tasks that can't be done from the mounted root filesystem, such as resizing partitions.

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Bootable USB is not showing in Boot manager of ASUS B450M-A motherboard's UEFI

I'm trying to put Ubuntu on a USB stick so I can install it on my desktop. I used Rufus to put the Ubuntu 22.04 iso on a USB stick, but when I open the boot menu/Boot manager I can't see the USB there,...
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Can't boot from flash drive with custom .img

I recently tried using this answer to create a custom .img of my system. I created a fresh Ubuntu Install in a new partition, set everything up, installed all the bloat I need for some stuff and then ...
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SystemRescue identifeis my NVMe drive, but Ubuntu installation doesn't

I've seen many posts on problem installing Ubuntu on NVMe drives, none helped so far. In my case: SystemRescue live cd does recognize the drive, but Ubuntu installation doesn't, so I am sure that ...
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Erect the ultimate custom Ubuntu ISO

I'm looking for a way, to take my current Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS System, and extract the following things: installed programs and packages settings settings of programs anything saved in Startup ...
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Is there a version of Ubuntu which boots to command line without needing to install onto the hard drive?

I am a tech support technician and I am using the shred function in ubuntu to securely wipe company laptops. I am currently using the desktop version and clicking "try" in order to run this ...
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How do I boot a Windows installation USB? I am not able to boot a Window installation USB but I can boot any Linux distro with USB [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu to replace Windows 11 on a new laptop, deleting all of the partitions on my hard drive. I tried to play GTA but was unhappy with the performace so I decided to reinstall Windows. I ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS Catalina?

How do I install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS Catalina? I installed rEFInd and created a bootable Ubuntu 22 v running. But when I choose Installation Type, I do not get the option to "Install Ubuntu ...
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How to install Ubuntu on MacBook Air with M1 CPU [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air with an Apple M1 processor and a 250GB hard drive. I need to install Ubuntu to work with Nemo 2.3.56 and RStudio. What is the best way to use Linux on this laptop: live-USB or HD ...
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Can't Install Anything on Live Installation of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am running a live installation of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Persistent Storage of 40GB. For some reason I can not install anything without getting the error Unable to correct problems, you have held ...
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System policy prevents writing a disk image to this device

I get this error while trying to make a LiveUSB from an existing iso. I have added myuser to sudoers in /etc/sudoers # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL myuser ALL=(ALL:ALL) ...
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Kubuntu 22.04.1 Live USB won't boot on desktop machine

TL;DR Known good USB stick won't boot, ends with stdin: Not a typewriter literally about a hundred times. Hardware: Gigabyte 970A-DS3P MB, AMD Fx8350 (8 cores, 8 threads, 4.1 GHz max), 32 GB DDR3-1600 ...
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Ubuntu USB visible but cant select it

I flashed an USB with Ubuntu 22.10, and as I did many times, wanted to change operating system (from Zorin OS to Ubuntu 22.10) Usually I click here and it enter into the try/install part of the ...
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Why has my 32 GB bootable USB stick shrunk to 3.88 MB

I wanted to install Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS and created a bootable USB stick using balenaEtcher. I used a 32 GB SanDisk USB stick for this. After doing this I found that the size was reduced to 3.88 MB ...
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Is a USB stick required to complete a UEFI install of Ubuntu 20.04 or can it be accomplished with two SSD disks instead?

I almost follow the instructions given at How To Install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) On UEFI and Legacy BIOS System to try to install a UEFI-based Ubuntu operating system. But it does not work, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 (Live USB) Crashes After Installing Updates

After installing the updates available on December 11, 2022 (Pacific Standard Time), the computer crashes and says: [0.116630] x86/cpu: VMX (outside TXT) disabled by BIOS [0.116630] x86/cpu: SGX ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS: LiveCD (USB): Bad Image Quality Via HDMI with Sharp Television Model LC-32LB481U

When Ubuntu asks if I want to "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu", the HDMI output on the television looks OK. After clicking "Try Ubuntu", the image is extremely red. ...
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Why running a full distro linux from usb stick is so slow?

I installed ubuntu 22.10 on my USB stick and then boot it, but it seems to be very slow. I use USB 3.0 and the read/write speed is more than 100MB/s, however, the system boot very slow and when ...
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Cannot boot Huawei Mate D16 from USB Ubuntu stick. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. My goal is to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Hello AskUbuntu community. My goal is to install Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS on my Huawei Mate D16 laptop. I have bought another M.2 SSD drive and installed it in my laptop. So currently I have two ...
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Boot errors (error: out of memory)

I’m trying to go back to Linux from windows after some viruses. I was able to download and use the live cd of Ubuntu with no problems (a few messages popped up, but I got no errors once up and running)...
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Detect presence of software RAID while live-usb booting

I'm preparing a live-usb key that needs to automatically examine the file systems on the disks attached to the machine. I'm looking for a way to determine the presence or absence of software RAID on ...
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After Live USB boot on system with broken grub, how do I gain permission to read/write files from old Ubuntu OS?

When trying to format a USB key in the Disks tool I broke grub on a dual-boot system by accidentally formatting partition 1 of the HDD instead. I haven't had any luck fixing it because I'm quite new ...
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Need help reinstall Grub2 from Live Ubuntu 20.4.1 Usb

I have a 3 boot system that's badly infected- Win10 has a reboot virus; Pepermint9 got something so funky that I reinstalled new Ubuntu (now 20.4 8 months ago); a month ago stupidly I used Pep9 for a ...
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Can I use an Ubuntu bootable USB on a MacBook Air M1?

I seem to be not able to boot my MacBook Air from a bootable USB with Ubuntu installed. I had found earlier that there was no support on M1 for Linux-based OS. Is it still true or has someone found a ...
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How to access writable partition on Ubuntu booted from USB flash drive?

I created a bootable USB flash drive with ubuntu-mate-22.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso using Startup Disk Creator. It created writable partition from the remaining space left. I copied a few programs to this ...
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How to install ubuntu on a device with misbehaving keyboard and mice

I'm apparently a victim of the common bug in newer kernels which disables keyboard and mice right after gui startup, as seen on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS: laptop keyboard not working after updates Ubuntu 20....
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Use liveUSB to access main SSD Kubuntu files?

I had an issue with /tmp becoming full preventing me from opening Kubuntu because of an xsession error). I used a liveUSB but I'm unable to access my persistent files from the main Kubuntu install. ...
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USB error with live CD Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I am trying to boot from a live CD to try out Ubuntu 22.04. After a minute or so I started getting messages that read like the following: 1.4935991 USB 4-1: device descriptor read/64, error -32 ...
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Ubuntu live USB stick cannot detect SATA SSD disk even when AHCI enabled and RAID off

Problem Summary: During an Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) dual-boot installation from a live USB stick, the Ubuntu setup installer cannot detect my SATA SSD disk, even though the BIOS does ...
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Non-live install for portable, non-installable Linux system?

I have a USB-C NVMe "bridge device" with a fast storage unit installed. I would like to use this as a portable system, similar to a live Ubuntu Desktop system, except that it should retain ...
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Steps to Create USB of Current Linux Install, Bootable from Any Laptop?

I know versions of this question are out there in the wild, as are some attempts at answers. The only answer I've seen that I think might apply to me (and which isn't out of date) I didn't understand, ...
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how can I boot install iso from loopback in grub?

In the history, I can use iso_scan or loopback.cfg to boot: loopback loop $isofile linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=${isofile} verbose initrd (loop)/casper/initrd* Or ...
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Cant get to BIOS menu pages (aptio setup utility)

I have been trying to boot a USB pen with the gparted live, but it seems it is not detected. Most solutions that I found require me to access the BIOS setup where I should change the boot priorities ...
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How do I add additional snaps to Ubuntu 22.04 Live?

I'm trying to add some snaps to a live USB. I tried the directions given in an answer to another question, but they don't seem to work on the latest LTS. After following those steps and booting the ...
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Ubuntu installed with ZFS will not boot after mounting ZFS from livecd

I installed Ubuntu 22.04.01 using the ZFS option. I then booted from a live-usb and mounted the ZFS rpool from the installation above. After unmounting and exporting the rpool I rebooted into the ...
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How to build a livecd without dev entry points for local hard drives

I'm trying to create a bootable USB key with "livecd" lubuntu distribution (lubuntu-22.04.1-desktop-amd64) for a specific purpose: a restricted OS for students examinations. I'm almost done ...
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Unable To Connect To Internet Sites Via Live USB - Wi-Fi Settings Are Correct

I was running my Ubuntu Live via USB for the first time. All of my Wi-Fi settings were correct and I was able to get a DHCP address on my network but I was unable to get to any Internet URL including ...
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How to install Kubuntu 22.04 LTS from live USB?

I flashed the Kubuntu 22.04 ISO image on to a USB disk and booted my computer. The Kubuntu wallpaper is shown on all screens but nothing else (I assume it's the Kubuntu wallpaper, it looks like a big ...
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Creating a customized Ubuntu Live USB with read-only filesystem squashfs greater than 4GB

TLDR How do I create a bootable Ubuntu Live USB that has a compressed filesystem.squashfs of size greater than 4GB, specifically 4,294,967,295 bytes, the limit of a file for drives formatted in FAT32. ...
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Error trying to shrink a LUKS container with KDE Partition Manager

In order to make space for an additional unencrypted FAT32 partition on my SSD, I am trying to shrink an existing LUKS Container. To this end booted on a LUBUNTU Live USB 22.04.1, launched KDE ...
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How to install pre-downloaded snap apps with a wildcard?

I'm working on an air-gapped Ubuntu USB setup, and I'm downloading some snap apps to be installed via USB. I'm downloading the apps with this command from an online computer: sudo snap download ...
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Ubuntu Live USB not booting - only in UEFI mode

With this I am at my wit's end. I would really like to install Ubuntu in EFI mode. tl;dr Booting Ubuntu Live USB, EFI does not work. Booting in BIOS mode works. Even though Win10/Lubuntu do boot in ...
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How to get all data from persistent live usb to preserve os

the producer of one software that provides software for receiving amateur metrological balloons uploaded the software to linux lubuntu persistent live to make it "user frendly" (the flash ...
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Couldn't install Ubuntu via Live USB: nouveau 0000:01:00.0: bus: MMID read of 00000000 FAULT at 6013d4 [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop which uses Windows 10. I allocated some hard disk space for a Ubuntu partition and started to install Ubuntu 20.04 via Live USB. When the installation completed, ...
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Format corrupted bootable Ubuntu-USB-Stick?

I've made a USB-Stick to boot Ubuntu some fair time ago, sometime it got corrupted, idk what happened. Trying to boot it, it will send me into the recovery menu. Windows won't let me format the USB-...
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Everything is orange when I "Try Ubuntu"

I'm about to install Ubuntu, but when I selected Try Ubuntu the screen contrast was very orangey? How can I fix it? Is it still safe to download Ubuntu?
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Can only boot into live session after moving home directory

First, something happened yesterday that started eating up my disk space till there was 0% left on my 1 TB ssd. (I have a suspicion of what may have caused it, but unsure). So I used these ...
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Can we put other files rather than live os files in bootable usb? [duplicate]

I've been working on how to install live os(Ubuntu) on my usb. I've used Etcher but whole space is occupied by the Ubuntu when the procedure is complete. I want to add some of my daily used files on ...
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Live session: keeping changes after install?

I'm running Kubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop from a USB stick. I've installed a couple of apps, made some changes to documents, put on a HOSTS file, keyboard shortcuts, that sort of thing. I'd like to go ...
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Unable to boot from ubuntu live USB duo to this error: ACPI Error AE_NOT_FOUND while resolving

I am trying to boot ubuntu from live usb to install it but keeps getting errors. I tried multiple LTS versions 20.04, 22.04 The Laptop has ubuntu 20.04 with efi installed on the 1TB hdd but it is too ...
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My pendrive is not visible due to bad flashing AFAIK

I was trying to flash my pendrive with Ubuntu 22.04 using Rufus and tried to add persistence partition size to it, Not sure why it didn't flash properly and gave me error as device not found. So I ...

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