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Thread: Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

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    Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

    * I have a 64-bit pc with 16 GB RAM and 2 TB hard disk
    * The operating system is Ubuntu 18 LTS
    * I have a live 32-bit Lubuntu USB (that is L-ubuntu) that won't boot.
    * I also have a live 64-bit Ubuntu USB which boots happily using this live-usb-stick.
    * It (the same 32-bit Lubuntu USB stick) does not work on a friend's windows 10 pc.
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    * I wonder what the problem is? I wanted the 32-bit so that I could use the usb-stick on other (old) pc's - do you think it is this - the fact that it is 32-bit?
    Thank you for your help.

    Thank you for your time and expertise.
    Duncan

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    Re: Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

    The problem might be that the computer boots in UEFI mode, and most 32-bit systems boot only in BIOS mode (alias CSM alias legacy mode).

    If you create a persistent live drive with mkusb and select 'usb-pack-efi' at the settings menu, your Lubuntu 32-bit USB drive will boot also in UEFI mode.

    But if you want to boot also with 'secure boot', you need a Lubuntu 64-bit system.

    Links:

    help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/

    help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/persistent

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    Re: Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

    Thank you VERY much - this does sound like the problem. I am a little slow so will only attempt this correction when I have some time over the weekend and will then post an update. Once again, thank you very much for your time and expert help.
    Sincerely
    Duncan

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    Re: Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

    You are welcome and good luck

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    Re: Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

    Computers that only boot 32 bit OSs are very unlikely to boot in UEFI mode. Have you actually tried to boot your 32 bit Lubuntu live disk on a computer that needs 32 bit?

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    Re: Live Lubuntu USB won't boot on my Ubuntu PC

    what is the boot error?

    how did you create the USB?
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    Disk backup (works on newer PC): Clonezilla

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