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  1. Re: Copy file from an old ubuntu on external usb

    Have you tried to copy those files with the cp command using elevated (sudo) permissions in a terminal window?



    sudo cp -i source-file target-directory


    -i <--> interactive (warning so that...
  2. Re: Copy file from an old ubuntu on external usb

    You need some hardware:

    - a USB to SATA adapter or external box (typical for a new laptop), or
    - if you have an eSATA port in the computer (typical for an older laptop) it should work with an...
  3. Re: Can't drop files directly on the desktop

    Does it work if you

    - open two windows of Files (the file browser nautilus)
    - change directory of one of the windows to the Desktop
    - move or copy a file from into the window of Files at...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @C.S.Cameron,

    Will this new template

    dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_CSC_1GB.img.xz

    work for you to help people create USB systems (installed and/or grub-n-iso ...)?


    Check the...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    i don't get any problem, except when running 'grub-n-iso' with the iso file in an NTFS file system. (It shuts down nicely when the iso file resides in an ext4 file system.)

    Please explain what you...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @C.S.Cameron,

    Will these new templates

    dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_ext4_3.5GB.img.xz

    dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_ntfs_3.5GB.img.xz

    work for you in UEFI mode also when...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I can only draw the conclusion that Windows thinks it is smart and wants to help us. But it is not smart enough. instead of pure cloning, it discovers that there is no partition #1 and therefore...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @C.S.Cameron,

    Will this new template

    dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_new.img.xz

    work for you in UEFI mode also when you create it in Windows?
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    If the extracting tool (7-zip) and the cloning tool work correctly, the cloned drive should be identical to what is created by mkusb, except the GPT backup partition table at the tail end of the...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @C.S.Cameron,

    Thanks for the test results. I will try to reproduce your test results from Windows.

    I have a faint idea of what might be the problem: The GPT backup table at the tail end of the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Trouble Booting USB with Full Install

    There are several methods, some of them described by pbear42, some other methods described at the following links.

    Do you intend to use it in several computers or in only one computer?

    - If in...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Trouble Booting USB with Full Install

    With the method that I suggest in post #2 you need not unplug the internal drive, and you need not use the Dells. I think it will work.

    If it does not work, I can suggest other methods that should...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Trouble Booting USB with Full Install

    I think the easiest way would be to extract and clone from a compressed image file with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. You can do it

    - with Rufus (with the help from a compressor/extractor tool, for example...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @C.S.Cameron,

    1. Have you checked with



    <<<'666fa434dda8de3c6e9ddde83f85f197 dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios.img.xz' md5sum -c


    in the directory, where you have the template file?...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: USB Bootable Device not showing grub files after installing on terminal

    In Ubuntu 20.04 LTS you can use mkusb to create a Windows installer in your USB drive.

    Install mkusb into your Ubuntu system with the following commands



    sudo add-apt-repository universe #...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    But again, if this is too much for you, there is an easier way.

    There will be no encryption, but you will get an installed system, that boots both in UEFI mode and BIOS mode. While using that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    Yes, the command is run in a terminal window.

    You must identify the full directory path of the source file and the target file. The two partitions must be mounted and the mount points plus the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    The template contains only the boot structure for UEFI and BIJOS mode. There is no content from the Ubuntu iso file there. If you want a compressed image file containing Ubuntu, you need a bigger...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    I did not write post #32, but I think he means that template. Did you try to copy with sudo?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    Which template? Do you mean dd_grub-boot-template-for-uefi-n-bios_dark-bg.img.xz ?

    Can you copy with elevated persmisisons, using


    sudo cp /full-path-to-source/grub.cfg...
  21. Re: How to quick-erase an existing ext4 partition, to make it empty and fresh as new?

    Will you continue to use the drives, or do you intend to sell the drives or give them to somebody else?

    1. If you will continue to use the drives, then just make a new partition table and new file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    No worries C.S.Cameron, I have made similar mistakes. Most if not all of us do them. As long as we discover what went wrong, admit it and tell other people what is the correct advice, everything is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    I tried is a rather clean Windows 10, and Rufus did not work (with this compressed image file). Then I installed 7-zip, and after that Rufus could do it all, uncompress and clone. My interpretation...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live USB Ubuntu 20.04

    The easy method is described with more details at this link.

    With this method you need not use the small drive for the installation, only after the installation in order to grow the root partition...
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    Re: Files gone from USB after unmounting

    Sorry, but I am afraid that your USB drive is damaged beyond repair.
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