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Ubuntu LiveCD install stuck on “creating user” step

I've been STRUGGLING to install Ubuntu (as dual-boot with an existing Windows XP installation, on a different drive and partition) for a couple of days now. I've already checked the md5 hash for the ...
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In grub went into system settings and changed priority of boot drives, now only booting to grub rescue. Help?

Whenever I power on I get this screen, where I can enter commands: error: no such device: e9e6b763-5dcc-821b-acc69c2eaaee. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have seen some other posts of ...
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2answers
174 views

Unable to boot LiveCD on an Atom N2600

Recently purchased a JetWay MiniITX PC which contains an Intel Cedar N2600 Atom Processor. I'm attempting to boot off a Live USB with 13.10 64 bit (I've also tried 12.04 32 bit). It starts booting, ...
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1answer
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PXE Boot Recent Ubuntu Live CDs

I've been having trouble with recent Ubuntu live CDs trying to boot off of them via PXE. My ultimate goal is to rebuild an old Ubuntu 9.04 diskless box using the newer Ubuntu 12.04.4 build. When ...
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46 views

repair windows 8 bcd/mbr

I was working on a dual boot and my windows BCD Is gone. I need it to run windows (clearly) I acquired a live CD for Ubuntu but I don't know the terminal command to restore boot data. So any and all ...
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1answer
77 views

How to only allow to boot from cd?

I want to boot from live cd but I can't get anything to work. Only goes to HDD. Tried all the buttons at startup. Is there a way to ONLY boot from cd drive?
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3answers
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Error: unknown filesystem. Grub rescue. Insmod normal not working

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and after a reboot I got Error:unknown filesystem. Grub rescue. I have tried : set root=(hd0,6) set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub insmod normal But I get an error at ...
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0answers
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Installing unbuntu in win 7

I try to install unbuntu through bootable USB, I choose language, region, but when it was installing (almost half) screen disappear. I cut power after 5 hour and... ...now I loose window operating ...
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0answers
61 views

Custom Live CD Failing to Boot

I'm trying to create a custom Live CD of Ubuntu 13.10 with an updated kernel among a couple other preinstalled applications. I'm following this guide, which is a bit tedious, but I can't get any ...
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379 views

Windows 8 Boot problems after using chntpw utility

After recently being a victim of triplescomputers.com I used the chntpw utility password recovery to reset/disable the Syskey password encryption. I ran into a few hurdles such as mounting my windows ...
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1answer
44 views

Burn Ubuntu to CD on Windows, then boot on mac

Is it possible to burn the Ubuntu desktop disk image to a CD on Windows, then use the Live CD to boot on a Mac? I have a Mac at work and a Windows at my home, and it takes a very long time to ...
0
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1answer
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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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0answers
112 views

Can't access tty Error

I'm trying to boot up my ubuntu system from a live CD but it shows an error can't access tty job control turned off then it waits for me to enter commands how do I solve this ??
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0answers
37 views

Cant get to install menu, liveCD

When I tried to run the Ubuntu install disc i get a purple screen with some little images down the bottom, then a flashing cursor for a second and then the screen goes black like there is no in I ...
1
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1answer
81 views

Unable to boot from ISO image

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on VMplayer. Now I want to increase the primary partition size. In the Virtual machine setting, I gave ISO image(13.04) path to CD Drive. After booting the VM, I tried to ...
4
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2answers
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12.04 LTS won't boot after nvidia driver upgrade [duplicate]

I wanted to use the most recent nvidia-319(I think) drivers so that Steam would stop complaining about my drivers. I selected the 319 drivers in the System Hardware menu and rebooted. The system ...
0
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1answer
544 views

bootable USB drive and ISO images

I've some question regarding bootable pendrive and ISO. How to make a normal ISOimage(just containing folders) or USB boot-able ,if one wants to do it manually, how to do it ? what is difference in ...
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0answers
484 views

Ubuntu 12.04 boot from LiveCD - “udev timeout sbin/modprobe -bv” error message

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from LiveCD. I get the short purple-hue screen at first, but then I get the following error: udev timeout sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v0.... This goes on for 2 ...
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449 views

My computer can't boot from Ubuntu live CDs, how can I install?

So, right now I have Ubuntu 7.04, and I want to install 12.04 LTS or 13.04, but my computer can't boot the live CD of both of them, but can boot CD of Ubuntu 7.04 or Windows 7 ultimate. I think it can ...
0
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1answer
3k views

How is ubuntu live user graphical session (startx) started up in a LiveCD?

I am trying to build a custom ISO, using ubuntu-builder. I've taken a 12.40 mini remix ISO as a starting point. Here is my specific example - however, I'm interested in principle how the process goes ...
2
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1answer
328 views

Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 livecd graphics driver problem? I'm using UEFI :P

Okay, this is my first time asking a question here. I have used Ubuntu on my computers for a few years now, and I recently bought a Windows 8 (oh no!) ultrabook that I have been trying to put Ubuntu ...
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0answers
178 views

Ubuntu runs off Live CD but not from actual boot

I installed Ubuntu a couple days ago. I got it to boot, and it worked fine. However, after troubles with my HDMI (no sound) and presumably my AMD drivers, I decided to install a proprietary driver for ...
0
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1answer
587 views

Ubuntu starting from live CD, flashing screen? [duplicate]

I got SICK AND TIRED of Windows 8, so I decided I was gonna install Ubuntu. I burned 12.04 LTS to a disc, but it just stayed there with a black screen. Sometimes I'd get lucky and have a flashing ...
0
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0answers
123 views

iMac G4 (desk lamp) live install won't boot - Kernel Panic unable to mount root fs. Suggestions?

I have tried every PPC live CD I can get my hands on - Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Desktop, Minimal 10,12.04,12.10 yadda yadda. Same result every time - boots to prompt. Type any flavor of startup (with and ...
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6answers
4k views

How can I create a bootable iso from an extracted Ubuntu 13.04 iso?

I have an extracted copy of Ubuntu 13.04 iso (live CD), but if I burn it directly it will not boot. Is there any way to create a bootable iso so that I can burn it to a DVD or USB flash drive? I ...
0
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0answers
64 views

Problem with booting 12.04 from CD/DVD

Ok, I know there have been many of those questions so I apologize, but I have not been able to solve my problem. So to start from the beginning, I'm running W7 and want to give Ubuntu a try. I have ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Home, Var, etc all have zero permissions?

So, my system basically hosed itself after some standard updates. It decided that suddenly the main filesystem was mounted in RO mode locking up the system after several "Cannot save..." errors. ...
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0answers
20 views

How do we make custom distro (own fork) of Ubuntu, fully customized from the desktop, login screen, plymouth until boot screen? [duplicate]

I want to make make own distro of Ubuntu with fully customized UI pre-installed on the image/LiveCD I want something on my custom linux later like this : Pre-customized Window Manager skin ...
0
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0answers
54 views

Rescue a broken system' is not listed

Last night my Ubuntu installation crashed cause by me, I've been on Gparted. When I booted with Ubuntu Live CD I'm not able to see "Rescue a broken system" at the bottom section. How can I open ...
0
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2answers
2k views

How to fix Ubuntu getting stuck at creating ext4 file partition on LivecCD?

I have an Acer Aspire One. Not sure what version. I've had it for a year or two on Windows and then suddenly, I couldn't boot Windows anymore. So I decided to use Ubuntu. I first tried Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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2answers
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Howto run Ubuntu with UEFI and Intel Smart Response Technology

This question has NOT been answered by the following due to them saying to permanently disabling these features Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system Install ubuntu on ...
4
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1answer
8k views

How to burn / create a bootable USB or CD for UEFI-secure-boot

I used Lili (LinuxLive USB Creator) to create a bootable USB Stick based on the 64bit Lubuntu 13.04 iso with Windows 8 Uefi secure boot. The stick starts only in legacy boot, but not in Uefi mode. ...
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1answer
271 views

Install 13.04 as base OS without ANY windows. Install on RAW disk [duplicate]

To whom it may concern, I am having an issue finding a live install iso for Ubuntu that I can boot my daughters laptop with to install Ubuntu again. Her last installation of Ubuntu 12.04 (upgraded ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Can't boot to Ubuntu 13.04 after installing

I know that there is lots of people with the exact same problem, but I can't get an answer from another place (I've really been trying for hours), so here is my problem. I got Ubuntu 13.04 on my CD ...
0
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0answers
705 views

Kubuntu 13.04 Live Disk/USB not moving beyond GRUB…?

I recently bought an Asus K55N Notebook, and after replacing the HDD with a SSD, installed an OEM Win7 Home Premium copy. I want to install Kubuntu 13.04 in dual boot, but my issue is this; Upon ...
0
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1answer
351 views

Installation Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation (WM431EA)

How to install Ubuntu on HP Z1 Workstation? I need instruction what I need change in BIOS for installing Ubuntu on HP Z1. I tryed all combination with BIOS and Ubuntu (12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, ...
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1answer
114 views

access to data via LiveCD

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. After one of the updates I could not boot successfully. There was apparently some graphical problem. A message popped up with four options to choose but I could ...
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2answers
159 views

Running ubuntu from LIveCD with no harddisk [duplicate]

can i boot Linus from LiveCD into a copmuter system where computer system doesnot have a physical hard drive.
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3answers
2k views

efi boot sequence

It seems I somehow kicked out my 'diskdrive boot-option' for my blueray-diskdrive. I tried to fix it with 'efibootmgr' but I'm not getting anywhere. I think I just don't understand how to use this ...
0
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1answer
197 views

Installing drivers using a live disc. Is it possible?

I accidentally removed my video card and forgot to reinstall it. After rebooting and splash screen ubuntu didn't start and o couldn't start it manually because it stops before i get to the terminal. ...
0
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1answer
128 views

How can I boot a live system from a hard disk and then install to the same drive?

I need to install Lubuntu on to a hard drive that has no other means of installation other than the hard drive itself (USB, CD, Net, none of those are available on this system). What I have already ...
2
votes
2answers
440 views

How can I save settings when booting an iso file from HDD?

I was looking for an easy way to manually save settings when booting from an iso-file in the hard disk with grub2, and load them the next boot; but maybe it would be easier to do a persistent boot ...
2
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1answer
180 views

How do I remove any data from a LiveUSB with data persistence?

I have miss-configured my LiveUSB installation and now when I run boot from it I get an error. How can I erase LiveUSB data? Can it be done from the booting LiveUSB menu? For some weird reason ...
1
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0answers
403 views

Lubuntu 12.10 lightdm Issues - PowerPC

I have a PowerPC G4 with two drives (one running Mac OSX server) that I would like to install Ubuntu on, however I am attempting to boot from a livecd first, to check that everything works correctly. ...
0
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1answer
684 views

Cannot boot Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD on HP Workstation Z820 (UEFI)

I have an HP Workstation Z820. I would like to install Ubuntu 11.04 on it, but I cannot boot the live CD. There is an SSD and HHD on the machine, but no operating systems are installed on it. System ...
0
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1answer
468 views

“booting system without network configuration” using a livecd created with remastersys

I have ubuntu 12.04 with KDE. I have installed remastersys and made a livecd (distribution) burnet with k3b on a dvd (3.2gb), but I left the video card ati driver because I would use this livecd only ...
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1answer
483 views

Lubuntu 12.10 : won't boot, won't let to boot from LiveCD/USB either

After a force reboot Lubuntu "boots" into a black screen with a blinking cursor. When trying to boot from LiveCD/USB I get the same result, so I can't access the system at all. BIOS update didn't ...
1
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1answer
300 views

Ubuntu 12 does not boot off live cd [duplicate]

Am trying desperately to boot ubuntu 12.10 off a livecd. I get to the startup screen and choose the "Try" option. It just goes to a black screen with a flashing cursor. I have tried "nomodeset" option ...
3
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3answers
565 views

ISO booting with grub2 in Ubuntu on an Apple

I have Ubuntu with grub2 installed in an Apple Macbook pro with dual boot (using rEFIt), and I would like to use grub2 to boot the LiveCD ISO image of a system based in Debian too (CrunchBang). The ...
0
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1answer
435 views

Screen blank ('no signal') after choice “try Ubuntu”

I made a live CD and booted it up and chose to "try Ubuntu". Some stuff happened and now my screen is just blank and my monitor says no signal. Whats happening? Is it installing or what? Its been ...