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Ubuntu 12.04 live cd or live usb. How do I install programs.

Boot/OS and (optionally) configuration [in a tarball] are stored on read-only media.

Any approach recommended? Maybe a good tool that would do the trick.

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You must mount your drives first I would recommend you use G-parted to mount the drives – Mark Kirby Aug 13 '12 at 23:19
Try making your own live cd with the apps you want or try this one "remastersys" seems to be the gui of choice for this – Mark Kirby Aug 13 '12 at 23:30
  • If you have Internet connection you can download the soft that you want to and install it. See the APT-GET guide.

  • If you shutdown the computer, this programs that you have been installed will not be the next time that you turn it. But there is a way to make a partition in the HDD or something like that (I never did that). See this question where are four answers about that.

  • If you don't have Internet connection there is another way to install soft. You have to download it from another computer to the USB and then install it to the off-line computer. See this answer.

Hope this helps.

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