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    ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    I just installed/burned ubuntu 13.04 on my usb stick.
    I restarted my pc and from the boot menu selected my usb stick.

    Now when you load ubuntu from a usb it gives you a welcome screen asking whether "to install" or "try ubuntu without installing" right?
    It didn't give me that page, instead it directly asked for a username and password. How will I know the username and password when I am using it for the first time.

    By the way I already have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 installed on my pc. Does that affect?

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    Did you check the MD5SUM of your downloaded iso file?

    The only time I have ever seen the Live CD ask for a password is when booting from a corrupt download.
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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    The md5sum is correct.
    Any other advice?

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    What about the next step after downloading:

    - How did you create the USB live drive?
    - What was on the drive before?
    - Did you wipe it or format it?

    - What tool did you use to create it? Startup Disk Creator or Unetbootin or ...

    -o-

    Maybe you can try cloning it with dd instead of using the same installing tool once again. I have made a guiding tool (a shell-script) that makes it safe. The advantage with the dd method is that it has a high success rate, particularly if you connect only one USB storage device.

    See this link Howto make USB boot drives

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by enezx View Post
    I just installed/burned ubuntu 13.04 on my usb stick.
    Can you explain what you did? How did you install or burn Ubuntu on your usb stick?

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    It is possible that you installed Ubuntu onto that USB memory stick just as if it was a USB hard drive. Perhaps you did not create a Ubuntu USB live disk.

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    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    It is possible that you installed Ubuntu onto that USB memory stick just as if it was a USB hard drive. Perhaps you did not create a Ubuntu USB live disk.

    Regards.
    Exactly ... that would explain all.

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    I used startup disk to create the live disk.
    Anyways I fixed it - First I installed the .iso file again but it did not work the second time either. But after that I installed the 32-bit version (I was installing the 64-bit previously). Now it worked. How does 64-bit or 32-bit affect?

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by enezx View Post
    How does 64-bit or 32-bit affect?
    Not at all.

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    Re: ubuntu 13.04 from usb

    Quote Originally Posted by enezx View Post
    I used startup disk to create the live disk.
    Anyways I fixed it - First I installed the .iso file again but it did not work the second time either. But after that I installed the 32-bit version (I was installing the 64-bit previously). Now it worked. How does 64-bit or 32-bit affect?
    It make a huge difference for a computer that can only run 32-bit systems. Newer computers can usually run both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, and in most cases you should notice no difference. If you have less than 3-4 GB RAM, it might be be an advantage to run a 32-bit system, because the 64-bit version uses more memory for the same tasks. If you have more RAM, the 64-bit system is more efficient.

    There are also some issues with lacking multimedia codecs in 64-bit systems, but such differences are decreasing all the time.

    Edit: Only the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu can run in UEFI.
    Last edited by sudodus; June 18th, 2013 at 12:29 PM.

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