Ubuntu backup to USB flash drive. Symbolic links and special files.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 19, 2010
I recently installed Ubuntu, replacing Windows in the process. Now I realise I need Windows back so I can install an IBM product which I need for work.
I would like to back up my Linux docs and settings onto a USB flash drive so that I can simply pull them back in when I have reinstalled Windows and Linux. I wanted to copy /home /usr and /var using Nautilus because I thought this would be the simplest way to do things. I'm getting errors because I'm attempting to copy symbolic links and special files.
After looking through a few forums, I think maybe I need to learn how to use the commands find and cpio. This seems like a lot of work for what should be a simple task.
On a somewhat related topic, I'm surprised how long Nautilus takes to copy data to USB - 2 hours for 1Gig...! I'm sure Windows would be quicker than this..?! (the USB drive is bootable - would this make any difference?)
One more thing - when I played around with Linux a few years ago, I remembe
How to save changes on Ubuntu installed in usb
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 15, 2010
I installed Ubuntu in a usb flash drive using Creating a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive
But when I install some program and I restart Ubuntu, it doesnot save changes I made.
Is there some way to save changes I have made?
Ubuntu dual boot uninstall ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 14, 2013
Hello: I have a dual boot, ubuntu 12.04 and windows7, I would
like to know the safe way to uninstall ubuntu without corrupting
the windows MBR ?
I have read this.
The last time i removed ubuntu, i corrupted the MBR and had to
restore windows from the recovery partition, using the recovery
disks, which i have, obviously i don't want to go through that again.
This is something that i want to learn, more than something that i have too do. I will probably reinstall ubuntu again, perhaps
a different version.
I do have a live CD of boot repair, will it work to restore the windows bootloader ?
Ubuntu GRUB boot loader
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 27, 2007
How can you edit the Grub so theres not 10 things to choose from to load up, how do u set defaults nd so on, can i do it through ubuntu. Sorry im new to ubuntu from openSUSE nd still a new linux user
Live usb wont boot (usb 3.0)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 17, 2013
I have a Ubuntu live usb .. and have set usb as the first device
When I try to boot . all I see is a black screen with a cursor blinking forever. When remove the USB drive . I get a Operating system load error on the black screen and then windows loads.
I tried installing Suse Linux . after I was unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. Suse Linux had exactly the same fate. Black screen with blinking cursor.
1)Right now my bios is in legacy mode. Also my windows sysinfo32 shows secure boot as unsupported.
2)I am using windows 8 ( though my computer has bios in legacy mode)
3)the usb drive I am using is a usb 3.0 drive formatted as fat32 . I used universal boot installer and then unetbootin to write the iso to usb.
Where can I be going wrong . Both Ubuntu and suse Linux do no boot ??
How to manual install ubuntu (root , boot , home , swap)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 31, 2012
i have a netbook 1,33 ghz 1 gb ram and i tried installing ubuntu 12.04 and the result was a screen divided in two screens one purple and one tha was contaning the desktop but it was barely watchable . I asked my friend and told me to download 32 bits but i don't know where can i find them
furthermore i want someone to explain to me
1)during the ubuntu installation when you create partiotions what should be the type of its partition . example etx4,ext2
2)the size of its partition
I hear suggestions
Installing Ubuntu in Boot
location: linux.com - date: December 31, 2009
Hi every one
I have some problems here so need a help from my friends
Can you Help me??
I want Install Ubuntu in boot mode but in partitioning step it say there is no Operation system before and get
all of my hard to me (all of 320GB ) to installing the ubuntu in, but if it comes up in live CD I have 6 Drives in my computer
However ,in the Installing inside Windows there is no Problem.
before that I installed the ubuntu on my computer and I know in this step I should delete the last Drive and Creating new partition with ex3 and also root path but int this Status I cant do any work and my partition destroy.
please Help me.......:( :(
and before any things a special thanks to any person who help me.
excuse me because of my bad English.
Ubuntu Studio persistent USB installation
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 17, 2013
I've got an issue installing Ubuntu Studio on an USB stick.
I've used this tool: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/
With this version: Ubuntu Studio 12.04
And with about 3GO for persistent data.
It "works" as the stick is bootable, I can start Ubuntu Studio, but I cannot manage to have any persistence.
I mean : adding some shortcuts on the desktop, for example, in one session, is not "save" for the next one.
Does anyone here ever work with Ubuntu Studio in a USB stick or has any idea how I can solve the problem ?
Sorry if I haven't posted in the right place, and for my poor english.
Ubuntu Cannot boot after upgrade from 12.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 11, 2013
Ok, so I went through the standard Ubuntu update from the update settings, it installed, it asked me to reboot. No problem. After reboot I got my basic 'select OS' but there was not 12.10 option, just 12.04.
I clicked on that and got this screen.
How do I fix this?
Ubuntu 10.04 USB flash drive does not mount
- date: October 23, 2011
I'm stumped and any help would be greatly appreciated!
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a thinkpad T41. I am trying to use a DANE-ELEC 8GB USB flash drive. When I plug it in, the LED flashes like it's trying to mount, but it never shows up.
It does not show up in the "Disk Utility".
I have installed "usbmount" from synaptic package manager.
When I "lsmod | grep usb", I get this:
:~$ lsmod | grep usb
usbhid 36110 0
hid 67288 1 usbhid
usb_storage 39841 0
When I "lspci | grep USB", I get this:
:~$ lspci | grep USB
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Con
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