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How can I format a USB flash drive?

You can use GParted Install it by entering the following command in the terminal: sudo apt-get install gparted Here is a tutorial for formatting your USB flash drive : How to Format a USB Drive in ...
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Usage of elementary OS on USB (persistent)

Lack of stability or system performance: Once configured, I don't think so (never experienced some, from OpenSuse in the early days till Arch, Kali and Mint today), except the slower speed while ...
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Is it possible to use elementary OS from a live USB while persisting its data?

elementary OS does not officially support being used as a persistent live USB. However, the following method can be tried at your own risk: It is possible to use third-party software to have your ...
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Is it possible to have Windows 10 and elementary OS installed on my HP notebook at the same time and boot without a USB drive?

You can install the elementary OS on a separate partition or over free space on the hard drive. You will only need an external storage device to install the OS.
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How can I format a USB flash drive?

The easiest way to format an USB stick on elementary (for now) is to install "Formatter" app from elementary appstore.
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USB does not work on elementary OS (Juno) on virtual box

I think there's nothing wrong with elementary OS, the problem is with your Virtual Box instead. I am guessing your USB (not supported one) is USB 3 and the other one (old one) is USB 2. And you may ...
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How to block USB storage?

Unfortunately elementary OS doesn't povide an UI to change this kind of options directly. You need to install and run dconf-editor from the official repositories, navigate to org -> gnome -> ...
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How can I get Noise and Photos to recognize my phone?

Install mtpfs (If not installed), this will probably solve the issue. To install open terminal and run: sudo apt install mtpfs
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elementary OS Freya USB full install

I have a booteable usb with elementary OS, and it's fast, light and with no issues. I recommend installing it on a single partition / without swap. The swap partition requires so many hits per use,...
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How can I make an installation USB for Windows 10 in elementary OS?

WinUSB can do that. It is a bit buggy but it gets the job done. UNetBootin used to be able to do it too, but I'm not sure if it still works. If both these options don't work, you could install a ...
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Re-formatting bootable USB in Mac

I'm the author of that app. I've updated the app with a new build in tool for restoring USB drives on El Capitan. You can download the latest version here.
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Safely Unmounting a USB

Right after install, just remove it when the pc goes off during reboot. In general you hit the eject button next to the usb sticks name in files. See screenshot
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

Try creating your bootable media with the app Etcher (https://etcher.io/). It has been the only app I have used where the bootable media is recognized in all the hardware I have used it with. Good ...
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Live system with persistance Vs Installing 0.4 loki on USB pendrive

I can't speak of experience for a real pendrive. However, I have installed elementaryOS just a week ago on an external hard drive. I have to say that it works like charm for the moment. In contrary to ...
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Can I create a MacBook install image on a Windows 10 PC?

Yes. The elementary OS installation instructions are available here. I recommend using Balena Etcher to flash the ISO on to the USB. When you go to boot from the USB, you'll need to press and hold the ...
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cannot install elementary OS by usb or hdd

just remember that elementary 0.4 Loki doesn't support 32 bit processors
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"Installer crashed" during install process on a dual boot UEFI Windows 8.1 64-bit laptop

Fixed it. I found a bug reported on launchpad that described my problem, it is apparently due to the installer (ubiquity) trying to open a file that it needs super user permissions for. The work ...
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Is it possible to have Windows 10 and elementary OS installed on my HP notebook at the same time and boot without a USB drive?

I highly recommend you learn a lot more about PC and OS's before you install a Linux distro, but here's a quick premier: A PC is the actual physical laptop/desktop An OS is the software layer ...
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Copied files are disappearing from USB stick

I have seen this issue pop up a few times when trying to copy items to a USB stick in elementary OS. To solve it, I just make sure I am properly unmounting the USB key before removing it. To unmount ...
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Is there any way to use elementary os loki as a live usb with persistence?

You can install elementary OS from an usb drive to another one, or from cd/dvd to usb. You must take care making partitions. I recommend you to make two partitions: A "root" (/ ) partition to ...
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Will Freya automount media?

Yes, removable media is getting auto mounted. Contrary to other OS the file manager won't popup if you insert a media. Apparently there is no option to set the default action for audio CDs or DVDs, ...
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cannot try elemetary OS 0.3.2 64bit on my Thinkpad t420s

I managed to do it by forcing UEFI in the bios. This starts a different menu early where you I could choose "Try elementary os" and that worked fine. The exact option in the bios is: UEFI/Legacy ...
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USB devices not detected if connected on the fly

Edited: I am pretty sure that you have it sorted out now. However, just in case...FYI My issue was sorted out with some help from @Jorge R Marin as you can see in the following link. TLP Power ...
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After booting elementry from USB Stick it crashes

I'm not exactly sure what could be the issue, but try the following: The crash doesn't allow you to do anything ? Can you access the terminal by clicking Ctrl+Alt+F1 ? I think it might be related to ...
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Install using USB, to USB - System does not display USB in list of volumes

You can't install elementary OS (and any linux OS) in the same USB drive you boot the system. You can install from DVD to USB or from USB to another USB. If you want to create a bootable persistent ...
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Can't install from USB on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

HiDPI displays (like the one in your retina Macbook) aren't yet supported by elementary OS. You won't have a good time trying to install on this hardware. As you've noticed, the installer especially ...
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USB drives are not recognized

If it is exfat, you will need to install the files below. Many sd cards seem to have this format by default (out of the box). sudo apt install exfat-fuse sudo apt install exfat-utils
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Can't boot Freya 0.3.1 from USB on Macbook Pro Early 2011

The possible fixes: Check Boot order Disable ACPI from BIOS Change the port for the USB_stick connection When elemenary is booting from live usb hit Del/F10 then choose F6 (Other Options). then ...
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