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/etc/hosts file overwritten in persistent live USB [migrated]

This page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb encourages to create persisten live bootable USB. So that's what I suggested to my class, when I had to suggest a way how they could enjoy Ubuntu ...
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Mount Bootable USB using Powershell on Hyper-V Host

Unfortunately the Hyper-V manager on my local machines returns "RPC not available" so I can't see/control my VMs. But thankfully I can RDP into the Host machine! I need - please - to understand ...
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What is option to change Home dir to user dir?

I'd like to install a new linux system using for i.e: liveCD or USB boot. But at the time of install new system I'd like to change the name home (home in /home/user1) to user (user in /user/user1) ...
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Running memtest.exe from Windows 10 bootble USB

I used a microsft tool to create a bootable Window 10 install USB. The key contains memtest at: "H:\boot\memtest.exe" When I boot off the USB it goes into Windows 10 install - how can I run the ...
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How do I generate a bootable .iso file from a directory?

Currently, I have selected a distribution of Linux that I like a lot and I have downloaded the .iso image which I can simply dd to an USB or CD media, etc... I would like to add some additional data ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu Server on PowerEdge R330 (Hardware RAID1)

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on a hardware RAID-1 setup on a new Dell PowerEdge R330 Server. I'm using a bootable USB made by Rufus-2.18. (I'm a newb to server setups, so ...
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Install Linux on USB pendrive for new servers

I wonder if installing (and running) Linux (CentOS, in this case) from a USB pendrive is a smart or stupid move. Please note that: I am talking about server environment, not clients; I mean full OS ...
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Creating bootable USB thumb drive from PXE boot files

Looked around and Googled but could not find a similar question. It seems most people want to take a bootable USB thumb stick and convert it into a PXE boot image. I actually need to go in the ...
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Ubuntu -> BSD bootdisk fails to format

I want to install pfSense via USB boot stick. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Writing_Disk_Images#Linux.2Fother Unfortunately they're fairly vague, ...
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Booting a usb windows to go drive from hyper v

I provisioned and made a bootable windows 10 to go drive using the instructions here http://www.admin-magazine.com/Articles/Putting-Windows-8-on-a-USB-Drive and tried to boot it with a gen-2 vm by ...
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Bootable Windows Server 2016 USB Drive

I have 8 HP ProLiant DL380 servers that are mounted in a data center. I have to deploy Windows Server 2016 Datacenter operating system on all of them using a particular customer's (modified) ISO. ...
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server can't recognize CentOS6.5 booting USB-disk burned with `dd` command

I burned a boot USBkey with the command(from CentOS wiki): dd if=CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso of=/dev/sdb After the command, I found my USBkey has beened wipe all partitions and it showed entirely ...
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Why doesn't the Internal USB port boot ESXi 6 on my Microserver Gen8?

I'm trying to run ESXi 6 off the Internal USB 2.0 port on a HP Microserver Gen8. No matter what I try it will not make any attempt to boot the internal USB to load the hypervisor. I installed ESXi 6 ...
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HP Proliant DL380p Gen 8 with p420i raid controller attempting to install Centos 6 or 7

I am attempting to install Centos 6 or 7 on a backup server Proliant DL380p Gen 8 with a p420i controller. The problem is when I use the intelligent provisioning built in to setup the raid and such, ...
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Disable USB 3.0 per boot

CentOS 6.X does not support the option to boot off of a live USB. The issue is that not always am I able to disable the 3.0 port in BIOS. Is there any way of configuring CentOS to only use USB 3.0 on ...
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fdisk and parted won't work on a USB stick with Fedora 23 alpha 2 x86_64

So I burned a Fedora 23 alpha 2 on a 16GB USB stick through dd if=path/to/fedora.iso of=/dev/usb_device bs=512 I used bs=512 because the sectors on the stick are 512 bytes. Opening the stick in ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive. Solution [duplicate]

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. (MP8200 Elite SFF PC) BIOS version: J01 v02.15 ME Firmware version 7.1.3.1053 Tried on two different computers, with same BIOS version ...
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Unattended installation of Ubuntu from USB drive — Not mounted correctly

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). In some cases, the USB drive is incorrectly mounted on /...
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Unattended installation with preseed — give a custom device to partman-auto

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). On the ML110 and ML310, the hard drive ...
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Hard drive is not detected at early stage of unattended installation

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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IBM X3850 does not boot from internal USB by default unless startup boot menu is visited

I'm running Vmware ESXI from the internal USB. No matter how many times I persist the boot order so that the server boots from the internal USB, the server starts up with a blinking line cursor and ...
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creating a VM on ESXi 5.5 using ISO on a USB attached to host

I have a ESXi 5.5 host server where i need to build a Xubuntu Server, my bandwidth limits me from sharing the ISO over the LAN, and my host server does not have a CD/DVD drive. so is it possible to ...
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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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Can't get my proliant N54l to boot from USB

I was trying to install ubuntu 14. onto a usb stick. It booted fine from the USB and I went through the process for a while until I got to the partitioning bit, I was thinking maybe the install was in ...
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Unable to install ESX on Dell Poweredge R415 [closed]

An ISO to install ESX on a Dell Poweredge server has been downloaded and copied to an external hard drive. Boot from USB was enabled as follows: F2 (Entering System Setup) Boot Settings USB Flash ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 fails to boot in UEFI Mode

I have created a bootable USB for Windows Sever 2008 R2. By default UEFI is not able to find all the required files to boot from the media. After following this post the booting is enabled. Even ...
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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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Is there a better workaround or solution to boot a Proliant DL380 Gen8 from USB DVD drive than “Restore Default System Settings”?

An HP Proliant DL380e Gen8 BIOS P73 (03/01/2013) using iLO4 suffers from USB CD/DVD drive boot issues after a reboot, as described in HP Advisory c02707749. External USB DVD drive details are: ...
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I can not boot up from an USB stick while I am connected with Intel AMT KVM

This is very strange. I can not boot up from an USB device until I reboot and close the connection immediately. Then everything works well. I can not provide more information than this, because I don'...
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Portable HDD with Ubuntu and Virtual Environments [closed]

Wondering if you could offer any advice. At work I have a MacBook Pro, at home I have a Windows 8 Desktop. I would like to purchase a portable HDD that I can install a USB bootable version of Ubuntu ...
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Need to boot into chkdsk from USB on Windows netbook

While attempting to install Ubuntu on a 32-bit Windows XP netbook, the partition resize operation failed due to inconsistencies in the NTFS filesystem (lesson learned: run chkdsk /f in Windows before ...
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BOOT OS from a remote drive ? hard disk drive security

SUMMARY I have a third party requirement to run an operating system from a remote secured disk. The user is concerned about hard disk security but is not concerned about the risk to the remaining ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. It's done so in the past & the USB boot drive works in a different machine (HP 8440p laptop). Have tried upgrading BIOS (from 2.09 ...
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Error while installing Windows Server 2008 64 Bit version from a USB Flash Drive

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 64 bit version from a USB flash drive. I have made the USB drive boot-able by looking at this link I have copied the content of the Windows Server 2008 64 ...
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Grub to boot USB HDD

My machine is using Ubuntu 8.04 (=> legacy grub). It is backed up regularly and I would like to check I am able to restore the backup. This backup includes everything on the system, including /boot (...
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Intsalling Linux on PowerEdge R410 via USB

I’m hoping someone can help me with the following issue. I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 and basically the Optical Drive has failed when I have been given the server. I have installed 2 SATA drives and ...
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IBM ServerGuide: bootable USB key?

Have a couple of IBM xSeries x3250s that did not come with a CD/DVD drive. Searching around, not seeing anything tangible as far as for as a USB bootable version of ServerGuide. Any ideas?
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Boot to remote desktop

I'm trying to find out what existing options there are out there to boot a machine into a remote desktop (RDP). Ideally the user would have a USB key and just plug it into the machine and boot via it ...
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PXE boot from USB NIC

Is there a USB solution to PXE boot? I want to use ghost or clonezilla or something to image a bunch of units that don't have on board ethernet, and no clear real way to add to it.
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How to install windows on a server with no CD or DVD drive

I've found a few posts on this site, however my situation is different. I have a new Dell server with no OS installed. I would like to install Windows 2008 Web Edition. I have a few USB ports and ...
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best WDS alternative

I'm looking for some way to capture an image of a PC after I run a sysprep - a lot like WDS but without networking on the PC. So instead of the network part it would be possible to (with an easy ...
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USB bootable verison of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)?

Does anyone know of a version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) that can be booted off a USB? Instructions on how to do same would also be of help. Thanks for any help.
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Drawbacks of installing linux on usb stick?

I am setting up a router/nas/http/whatever server based on an ION mini-ITX board. I've installed Ubuntu Server on an old 160 GB drive, but it generates a lot more heat and vibrates more than my other ...
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Where can I find evidence Windows USB boot devices are not supported?

I need written documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that installing Windows XP and newer to USB drives would not be possible, even when in a lab environment. I am not trying to install from a ...