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Unable to Execute ISO Files from Thumb Drive

I am currently using the latest version of Elementary OS, a transition from Mint Ulyssa, and absolutely love this operating system. Over the last couple of weeks I've been trying to create a Windows ...
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Problem with installation from usb

I have a problem with booting from pendrive for installation. Photo screens attached
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Elementary OS won't show USB drive

I wanna save some data to an USB stick and it just won't show up in E-OS. Tried Fat and exFat. Google won't give me any usable advice but only advice about problems with bootsticks.
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Is it possible to extend the HDD with a USB Drive

I'm new to Elementary OS and Linux in general (other than my ASUS router and some use of a Raspberry pi), and I have a cheap Dell Inspiron 14 3473 laptop with a measly 32GB HDD. I successfully ...
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Bootloop when trying to try out elementary os from bootable usb

I'm trying to try out elementary os from a bootable usb, but every time I hit the 'try elementary os' button, the pc shuts down and when I boot it again, I receive the exact same screen and the same ...
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Unable to create bootable usb

I am trying to create a bootable usb for elemental os using etcher, but I keep running into the error, "Something went wrong. If it is a compressed image, please check that the archive is not ...
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Elementary not booting from usb

Im trying to boot form usb but keep getting a failed message! Can anyone help . I had almost finished installation previously but my laptop died in the later stages, is this the cause?
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Missing OS on e OS mac USB install

Re: elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20170814.iso mac etcher-1.1.2.dmg Hi Shasum zero[d] referenced image file, but elementary OS installer could not install grub correctly on the target USB drive, ...
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Is it possible to use elementary OS from a live USB while persisting its data?

Can I use live version from usb and save the things done during the session? Or does it simply come back to original state every time it is opened from live USB?
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All usb ports are disabled and no wake up after sleeping mode

I am new to the linux world so please be kind. My environment: I have an Asus Vivobook s14 with elementary OS (Hera) running. My problems: Everything was fine until recently when I've been trying to ...
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USB Ports Not Working

For about a month now, I have been unable to use any USB devices of any kind. When I plug in one of my flash drives, which has an LED indicator, the indicator does not light up, meaning that there is ...
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Loki not showing files from iPhone iOS 11.2.1

I'm enjoying new install of elementary OS Loki. BUT, I need to access photos from an iPhone. I am connecting the iPhone using a USB 3.0 port in the back of a NUC. When I click "Trust this computer" on ...
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Not getting any response while trying to install from USB

I've been attempting to dual-boot Windows 10 and ElementaryOS, but have 0 success so far. Whenever I try to boot from USB after selecting it in the boot menu, I really shortly see the logo of my ...
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ACPI Error when booting from USB on MacBook

My MacBook is a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.15.5. I created a bootable USB stick using balenaEtcher. Version is 5.1-stable.20200603 and I did confirm the shasum hash. When booting I first ...
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ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error When Installing Juno

I recently tried to install Elementary OS Juno onto my computer, and kept getting this error, ERRNO 5 Input/Output Error during the installation. It says along with the error popup that it could be ...
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Elementary OS: boot ISO from USB using GRUB

I'm trying to boot the latest ISO image of Elementary OS from my USB with GRUB. I use the same GRUB configuration that I use with Ubuntu images, which works fine, and since Elementary is Ubuntu based,...
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How to get an actual copy of my eOs configuration in an executable penrdive?

Does anyone knows how to get my current elementary OS 5.1 Hera configuration to work in an executable usb pendrive?
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Installation on flash drive produces errors. Did I install correctly?

I tried installing elementaryOS onto a flash drive on my Razer Blade Stealth with the unetbootin program. I was able to get into the installation process although the screen was flashing on and off a ...
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Read error after wrong 'set root' in grub rescue

I have a dual boot with elementary OS and Windows and somehow I wasn't able to enter Windows and Grub rescue appeared. I entered set root=(hd0,msdos4)/@ and set prefix=(hd0,msdos4)/@/boot/grub as I ...
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Unable to boot from HDD

I am new at elementary OS and alternative OS in general. I've just installed elementary in my laptop (Acer Aspire 512, which was extremely slow even it is pretty new) and I am not able to boot from ...
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How to create bootable USB key in persistent mode from Windows 8.1 64bit? [closed]

How do I create a 8Gb USB bootable from Windows 8.1 64bit, in persistent mode?
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2009 macbook pro boots Ubuntu USB but not elementary OS USB? [closed]

I Currently has Fedora 23 running on a Macbook Pro 2009. Works great, but I miss elementary OS, which I use daily on my tower. I used dd to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu 15.04 and when I restart ...
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Unable to boot from live-USB: black screen with a white (non-blinking) underscore

I've completely removed the stock OS on my new laptop and successfully reinstalled it with the latest Windows 10 64-bit (Redstone 4) MSDN ISO (erased all partitions, Win10 setup automatically ...
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usb storage media do not mount anymore

I have been using Elementary OS for one year and everything worked fine till last Friday (May 17 2019). Now, when I plug a usb key or usb hard-disk, the media does not mount. What has been changed in ...
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mkusb persistent live boot configuration

I use MKUSB and it works brilliantly for eOS Loki persistent live. However, I cannot work out how to edit the boot menu... I can't find grub.cfg (which I've done before, but not on a MKUSB ...
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stuck copying files from folder to folder or usb drive

the process bar from copy files gets stuck even when its done or it gets stuck mid-way through a process. Is there a way to fix this? Also, I tried using Ctrl Alt F1 to try to close this process but ...
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SD Card Reader not recognized on Lenovo SL400

I am using elementary OS on Lenovo SL400, it has an inbuilt SD card reader. Elementary OS does not recognize an SD Card. However the same was working under Windows. Command: ls /dev/sd* Output: /...
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Unable to boot Elementary OS on Mac Mini- Freya 32 Bit

So, I've been trying to install Elementary OS Freya for a while now and realised I needed the 32 Bit version because Mac Minis have a 32 bit limitation for kernels. But when I tried the USB method, ...
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stuck at glowing boot logo during first installation [closed]

I am new to the Linux world so please bear with me if I don't know anything common. That being said I tried to install elementary OS Juno releas-juno yesterday and when I booted from my flash drive ...
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Unabled to format USB Drive

Neither Gparted nor Gnome Disk Utility let me format a USB Drive. I don't no when this started, because a few weeks ago everything worked just fine. Now Gnome Disk Utility just throws an error Error ...
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USB does not work on elementary OS (Juno) on virtual box

I have decided to install Juno. As it is new I thought to try it without installing it on my computer, i will have to backup lots of data so I thought lets see it at once. I installed it in virtual ...
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USB Transfer speeds

When I copy files over to a USB drive (in Pantheon Files), the transfer starts fast, but then slows down over time. Once everything is transfered and there are 0 seconds remaining, the transfer just ...
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Need to change boot order in an old MacBook Air running only Elementary OS

I want to be able to boot from a USB thumb drive to re-install the Elementary OS. I've installed Elementary OS​ on my old MacBook Air, and it's only a single boot, no dual-boot or Mac OS​ anymore. So ...
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How can I format a USB flash drive?

How can I format my USB drive? Are there tools to format it or do I have to manually delete all files on my USB drive?
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installing elementaryOS on Snow Leopard: best alternative for Etcher

the title pretty much says it all, I'd like to know the safest alternative to etcher for this installation process on Snow Leopard. Elementary os guide says one should use etcher but etcher needs os x ...
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Detecting USB Insertion/Removal

Is there any way to detect when a usb flash drive/stick/etc gets plugged in a usb port? To be more specific, I need to have a way to detect usb insertion/removal and use this information in a python ...
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Copied files are disappearing from USB stick

guys. Honestly, I am kind of a new user to Linux and I have recently installed Linux Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit). Everything is perfectly working, aside copying or any transactions with files. ...
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USB drives are not recognized

last night I tried to resolve the suspend issue in my laptop with elementary OS by installing Netext73 optimizer. Now I am unable to use my pendrives. (The led indicator works; mouse/keyboard works ...
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I need help in doing the partitions for the installation process

So,i'm in the middle of the OS installation,and in the part where i should be able to choose the drive where i install it it wont let me choose the one where windows 10 is. It just shows another one ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

gggrr please help!! OK my situation: I'm struggling with my 32bit MacBook with a defect dvd drive. Managed to make an bootable USB stick, but the macbook won't recognize this stick, when booting up ...
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Live system with persistance Vs Installing 0.4 loki on USB pendrive

I'm new to elementary and i'd like to burn a ISO with persistance on my pendrive, in order to try it before installing on HD, and having a useful rescue system, just in case. Now, since fat32 ...
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“Installer crashed” during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

I've encountered a couple of problems whilst trying to install Elementary OS alongside my existing Windows 8.1 installation. I've resolved one but hit a wall with the other. I really appreciate any ...
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No USB when already logged

I have an amazing problem (that's why we love eOS !). If I plug an USB in my laptop, He don't reconize it (in lsusb too). If I plug an USB BEFORE loggin, it's reconized (only once, if I eject my USB ...
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USB devices not detected if connected on the fly

I am facing a weird issue now. If I try to connect any USB device while in the middle of a session randomly, chances are, the USB device will not be recognized. If I reboot the whole system with the ...
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Safely Unmounting a USB

I'm new to Elementary. I'm also not used to non-debian Linuxes. How do I go about safely unmounting the USB which I used to install Elementary?!
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After booting elementry from USB Stick it crashes

after booting stops elementry on the desktop. Only the desktop wallpaper and the Mouse cursor can be seen. The computer responds to nothing. I tried Freya 32Bit and 64Bit. Why is that? On another ...
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No USB drives recognized on my laptop

I'm having an issue with my laptop, all USB that I plug on the only one USB input (other is USB-C) of my laptop are not recognized. I'm using elementary OS with an updated kernel (I tried to go back ...
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How to create a persistent USB with elementary OS?

I simply can't create a persistent USB thumb of elementary OS (last version download from the site) using usb-creator from the repos. Is there something wrong with that package? Or it simply does not ...
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Unable to Browse Files on External WD Harddrive [closed]

When I plug in my External WD hard drive, open Pantheon and click on the "My Passport" drive on the left side under devices, instead of seeing the files on the right side pane, I see this (screenshot) ...
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Is there any way to use elementary os loki as a live usb with persistence?

I tried all day and several options later I still can't figure it out. Can I even install it on the flash drive? This is probably a noob question but I appreciate the help. I want a workspace clear ...