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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    You need a bios_grub partition in order to boot in BIOS mode with a GUID partition table (GPT). What I wrote was that you should have /boot in the root partition (as you describe above).
    That's good...
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    Yes, I think this is correct :-)

    Yes, Linux needs no boot flag for BIOS boot, so you can put that flag on the ESP partition.

    The bios_grub partition need only be 1 MiB (mibibyte). (But notice...
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    Yes it is possible. But you need no swap partition. You can let Ubuntu create a swap file instead. It is actually the standard (default) for 18.04 LTS and newer versions. (But if there is already a...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    mkusb-plug can be started like any graphical program now

    With version 2.4.1 there is a desktop file 'mkusb-plug.desktop', so you can start mkusb-plug

    - like any other graphical program

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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    The help page help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick is revamped now

    After getting help with some details by @C.S.Cameron, the revamped help page is ready for pubiishing.

    Please...
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    While we are waiting for oldfred's advice I can insert what I suggest.



    There is nothing wrong with running the computer in BIOS mode (alias CSM alias legacy mode), so I suggest that you try...
  7. [xubuntu] Re: Is A Larger USB Beneficial to running Xubuntu Live?

    Which version of Xubuntu do you intend to instlall?

    - If 18.04.x LTS, then use standard mkusb version 12 alias mkusb-dus to create a persistent live drive

    - If 19.10 (and later versions when...
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    You are welcome Alexa, aka ardvark,

    I'm glad that we could help you solve the problem :-)

    Please click on Thread Tools at the top of the page and mark this thread as SOLVED
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    1. My intention was to have details like download links in the sub-page (in order to keep to main page as small and clean as possible). But you prefer to have that information in the main page. Do...
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    Re: proof of ownership

    +1

    Particularly: "Furthermore, what I think probably happened in your case is a normal account deletion or deactivation due to inactivity."
  11. [ubuntu] Re: dd: failed to open 'sdb': Permission denied; sdb was created using mknod

    It is better to have and use the block devices where the system is normally storing them.

    When you used mknod you were doing something very special. I suggest that you remove that 'sdb'.
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Revamping the old help page help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

    Please have a look at the following web page,

    help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick/tmp

    'tmp'...
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    +1. This is good advice.

    Make certain your .iso image is OK: Check the iso file with md5sum.

    The next step is to check that the USB boot drive is really bootable: Try it in some other PC...
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    It works for me (now, a few seconds ago). Please try again. I have not done anything special to make that address hidden; I can't explain your problem, but think it might be a temporary error.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    Download the daily iso file from this link

    zsync is a nice tool, that you might install and use (instead of regular http downloading).
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    Similar to me. During my studies, I made a small program in Algol, that was given to keypunch ladies amd then fed into a big main-frame computer shared between the defence department and the college....
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    Re: Help w/ Live USB & BIOS

    Maybe the following links can help you:

    Why Doesn't a Bootable USB Boot - Flow chart and lists of many different possible things to check for
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing ubuntu from usb

    4 GB is enough to create a live drive of all official Ubuntu versions and flavours. This is enough in order to install Ubuntu into an internal drive. (But if you want a persistent live drive (for...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Can't write files to uSD card: looks like they're created but gone when remounted

    What happens if you flush the buffers manually with 'sync' before unmounting? (It should not be necessary, but maybe the linux support for exfat is flaky, so you could try that),

    You could also...
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    Re: do you use live distros often and why.

    I store live operating systems as iso files in a big data partition, and I renew the collection maybe once per year (remove old versions, when they are no longer interesting (which is not always the...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I am thinking of integrating mkusb-plug into the mkusb PPA and I am also thinking of making a desktop file to add to the menu and possibility to put it onto the desktop. But I will probably wait with...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    Windows 7 reaches end of life on January 14 2020, only a few days from now. It means that there will be no more security updates.

    I would really recommend that you try with something else. If...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I see the problem. Did you upgrade by installing mkusb-plug manually or by running the updated installer from the new tarball?

    This new version of the installer should look for mkfs.exfat and some...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installation of Ubuntu on a 32-bit PC

    You can find lots of tips at this link to a tutorial thread here at the Ubuntu Forums:

    Old hardware brought back to life
  25. [ubuntu] Re: New to Ubuntu & Linux - a quick & possibly simple question

    It is usually enough for me to install the 'restricted extras' package. I do it via the command (but you can also do it via some graphical program as the advice in the previous posts). Please try

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