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Ubuntu Server USB-bootable drive kernel panic

I've created a USB bootable drive to install Ubuntu server. I make it all the way to a menu similar to this: Ubuntu server menu Once I select any of the options, though, I get the exit-code/error: end ...
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What could be the reason behind a PC not turning on after changing the hard drive?

Just recently I was trying to install Windows 10 on my new SSD drive, while having HDD unconnected. Then I booted autoinstaller from USB and found out that my SSD was missing from the list(possibly ...
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How to set boot flag on USB partition in Windows?

I created two separate USB partitions and burned an ISO file on one. While booting Windows Boot manager didn't show USB as boot option because the boot flag is not set on USB partition. Linux has ...
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Blank screen on USB boot

I have an HP Elitedesk 800 G1 SF (Product No. C8N26AV) that I recently purchased from the local surplus shop that I would like to set up as a Linux machine. The hard drive was removed and I've put in ...
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Boot from USB does not work although it is bootable

I want to install Linux on my Windows 10 tablet (ChiliGREEN E-Board MW065, 1 GB RAM, 8 inch display), so I created 2 bootable USB flash drives, one with Lubuntu 64-bit and one with Zorin OS Lite 32-...
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Boot menu blinking and not booting

So I have external HDD with 70gb of storage. I've installed Persistent Live Ubuntu 20.04 on it with Rufus. When I try to boot from it on my ASUS Transformer Pad, I go to Boot Menu and when I select my ...
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Make Bootable usb with android

I am trying to make a bootable usb (Windows 10) with my android phone since my pc is broken. I tried using the iso 2 usb app but my iso file is 4.91GB and iso files greater than 4GB are not allowed in ...
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Boot to firmware UI is not supported by this system's firmware

On a refurbished Dell Latitute E6440 laptop running Windows 10, trying to boot from a USB stick to use a live linux image. Boot to advanced start up options does not give the option "Use a Device&...
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Acer a515-43 laptop boot from usb not working

I need to boot from usb to save my laptop files but I can’t find the option in my UEFI boot settings. And I can’t change my boot mode. The only option is UEFI. And Under boot priority order only ...
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Non-System disk or disk error but HD works on bootable USB

So I have a used HP Computer with two hard drives. I installed Ubuntu on one of them and the second one is used like an external drive. Ever since the pc sometimes struggles with booting and poops up ...
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Is it possible the boot firmware only runs UEFI on USB but not on hard drives?

I am using a custom (i686) PC for a product development. I have created an EFI image that would boot a kernel using grub2. If I dd the image to a USB drive, plug the drive and then start the machine,...
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Live-USB vs Bootable-USB vs USBwithOSonly

So much confusion amongst those three. Say I have a Laptop with C: drive only which is crashed and not booting up..probably a corrupt MBR or MFT...and I want to recover the C: Having not enough ...
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Windows 10 USB not installing on HP laptop

Laptop is a Pavillion 15 au063cl if that helps. I had a hard drive crash so I got a new SSD, but I can't install windows or create partitions. Drive and USB stick are gpt. When I try to install ...
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No boot options in BIOS of Asus VivoBook

I have just acquired an Asus VivoBook 15 and have no Boot options in BIOS. I want to install Windows 10 (x64), since there is no existing OS on the system. Secure Boot and Fast Boot are disabled and ...
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Booting issues with new PC

I'm having trouble trying to install win 10 on a new PC I built. Here's my config: Motherboard: Gigabyte Designare z390 CPU: Intel 9900k GPU: Asus Rog Strix 2600 Super Ram: 16MB xpg 3600 DDR4 ...
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What are the limitations of booting Windows from USB regarding high power software such as vector/raster editing software and gaming? [closed]

My primary machine is an Ubuntu laptop, but I need to have access to windows when I travel for conferences to run PowerPoint and Illustrator, and occasionally other software. With my current setup ...
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How can I boot from a USB flash drive with Alienware Aurora R7?

How can I boot from a USB flash drive with Alienware Aurora R7? I have enabled the USB boot support in the BIOS, but I don't see USB in the boot menu. USB boot support is enabled in the BIOS: No ...
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Dual boot - 2 OS in 2 HDD in a laptop

I have a Sony VAIO laptop. I have installed Windows 10 on my HDD. And I have removed the CD drive and inserted another HDD (windows 10 installed) there using a caddy. I am changing the boot order in ...
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How do I go back to windows after using Ubuntu live on my USB drive?

My laptop is Acer Aspire 472 on Windows 8.1 and my USB drive is Pny 64gb. I want to install Ubuntu on my USB drive. So I can use it without installing it on my laptop. After installing it, I will have ...
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require “creates 4th partition table” when using Yumi to install centos or manjaro from usb. what should I do?

I using Yumi to install centos or manjaro from usb, after choosing create, a message appears as enter image description here How do I know whether 4th partition label already exist or not? If 4th ...
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Blank screen with blinking cursor while trying live usb install of Win 10

I had my laptop running on Windows 10 set for update and restart. While updating the system crashed and the blue screen waiting for restart came. When restarted the system goes to Windows automatic ...
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USB boot into Win 10 causes disk checks next boot from SSD

Hardware Involved HP Zbook G2 500gb Samsung SSD (C:) - Windows 7 boot (For Work) 1TB Hitachi HDD (D:) - Data Storage SanDisk Extreme Go USB 3.1 - Windows 10 LTSB boot (For Personal) Problem Boot PC ...
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Live USB hangs on black screen with static cursor before menu

I am trying to boot the current Fedora 27 Live image from USB on a newly bought Trekstore Primebook C11 to determine if the hardware works with Linux. Unfortunately, I cannot even get into the boot ...
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Take an internal HD with Windows 10 OS and convert into a bootable external HD without re-installing Windows 10

I will keep this as concise as possible. My wife and I each had identical Lenovo laptops with Windows 8 preloaded and upgraded to windows 8.1. When MS offered the free upgrade to Windows 10 we took ...
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Booting from USB in samsung z700,

I know there are many resources online that show you how to boot from a USB, but I can't seem to find a solution. For the past week, I have been trying to figure this out but can't. So this is my ...
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Can't create bootable USB drive: Rufus hangs after writing MBR

I bought a PC without optical drive and there is no option to borrow it for a short time. So I am using Rufus to create a bootable USB stick. I have a 16Gb Toshiba USB drive. Using a Rufus's built-...
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Remove Raid-0 and reinstall windows 10

I have recently bought this laptop: Here. Unfortunately, it comes with two 256 GB SSD's in Raid 0. I do not want this, so I will break the raid configuration. HOWEVER, because Windows is installed ...
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Acer Aspire 5250 won't boot from bootable USB

I took home my friend's Acer Aspire 5250 which currently has corrupted Windows 10. So, I thought of installing Windows XP (SP3) in it using a bootable USB. As of now, it doesn't pick the USB. I don't ...
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Unable to boot from USB drive; boot configuration for pc is missing or damaged

When I tried to install slackware on my pc (Dell optiplex 780 with a Kingston 240gb ssd and a Hitachi 250gb hdd), along with windows 10, I got an installation error. Lilo Linux wasn't able to ...
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Cannot boot Windows from USB, but can boot Ubuntu

I would like to create a dual-boot Windows+Ubuntu on my laptop, but I just can't get the laptop to boot the Windows. As I don't have Windows installed currently, the process of creating bootable USB's ...
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Can't boot from USB on Compaq Evo D510

I am trying to boot from a Slackware live USB on an old Compaq Evo D510 (specs below), but although the BIOS recognizes that there is a USB device, and allows me to set that device as the first boot ...
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Creating the One True USB drive: Live OS + File store?

I'm trying to create the ultimate everyday carry USB drive that does both of these things: USB Live OS (ideally Linux Tails) Regular USB data store (ideally encrypted) Another ideal: this USB stick ...
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USB thumb drive with CentOS 7 not booting

I am trying to create a custom bootable CentOS 7 ISO that boots from USB. I have downloaded the CentOS minimal DVD I have used dd to put the ISO onto the thumbdrive: dd if=CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-...
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What is a “UEFI-bootable” USB flash drive and can I boot it on legacy BIOS?

I've learned the difference between UEFI and BIOS, and it seems that BIOS only boots MBR hard drive while UEFI only boots GPT hard drive. And UEFI cannot boot normal USB flash drive so I have to make ...
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Windows 7 installation Bootable usb not detected while installing alongside windows 10

I am trying to install windows 7 side by side with windows 10, as I am tired of headache that windows 10 gives me and also dont want to lose original windows copy from which I upgraded to windows 10. ...
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Samsung Notebook USB Boot issue

I've search everywhere for how to get my Samsung Notebook(Model is: NP355V5C-A01US) to boot from a USB Device. The only thing I have found was to disable the FastBoot option, which I have done. It ...
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Fast USB stick slow as boot medium?

There are two USB flash drives I currently use as boot media: SanDisk Extreme 16 GB (USB 3.0a) with Read/Write ~245/50 MB/s Transcend JF780 128 GB (USB 3.0a/3.1) with Read/Write ~210/140 MB/s I can ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB skipped over everytime

The Problem: I am trying to remove my installation of Fedora 23 from my Acer Aspire 5750 (note: the laptop model is too old to use UEFI) and reinstall Windows 7. I have been using Fedora 23 for a ...
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booting from live USB when running windows 10 on machine

I'm trying to run a Live USB from a Windows 10 system and failing. I've made a Linux Mint live USB, so that I could install it and dualboot. I made it by simply formatting a USB stick to FAT32, ...
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Unable to start GNU/Linux installation process while installing from USB

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0. I am trying to install it on my uncle's desktop-pc (running with Windows7 currently) from (bootable) USB. The scenario is: I plug USB stick, choose boot from USB, choose ...
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'Missing Operating System' Windows USB on Ubuntu Machine

So I created a Windows 7 Bootable USB on Ubuntu using 'YUMI' The USB was formatted to NTFS and ISO loaded on using Yumi. I am able to see all the files on there on the Ubuntu Explorer however when ...
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Why isn't my system booting in UEFI mode?

I recently attempted to install Windows 10 as a dual boot alongside Ubuntu 14.04. I used WinUSB to create a bootable drive. I booted into the USB, but when I attempted to select the empty NTFS ...
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Installing Windows 10 “Windows can't be installed on MBR. Convert to GPT”

I was on Windows 7, with 4 partitions. I decided to do a complete clean up and upgrade to Windows 10. So, while doing that, I selected the option, (I don't remember it exactly, but) clean up ...
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none of the f-keys work to get into boot menu or bios

I have a lenovo V570. I had a dual boot of ubuntu/windows8 using GRUB. I happened to mess up my ubuntu system and the ubuntu option has disappeared from the GRUB menu. I still have the ubuntu flash ...
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Why won't my centOS 7 bootable USB stick boot?

In the screenshot the general information of the stick: In the bios I set the multi flash reader before the HD and tried to boot directly from the stick on the boot override options, no cigar. I know ...
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How to change boot option and set the USB as first boot option

I am configuring my ASUS A53SC laptop with a dual-boot dystem. I already have Windows intalled and I want to install Linux from my USB stick. Booting from USB is not configured, and I can't add a new ...
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Dual booting USB for Windows and Linux

I'm wondering if it's possible to create a sort of dual booting USB flash drive that can install either operating system. I have a copy of Windows 8.1 and a copy of Ubunutu, my computer is currently ...
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using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
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Win 8.1 blue screen crash. Now won't boot to USB setup

I was browsing the web when Windows 8.1 pro froze. Then there was a blue screen with sad face emoticon saying a problem had been encountered and needed to restart. After the restart it attempted to ...
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Windows XP installation from USB giving “Cannot find EULA” error

I have an old Pavilion zv5200. A few years ago, the hard drive died, and I got rid of it. I also have an external HDD. I want to install Windows XP on it using the original CD for the laptop, and run ...