Questions related to live CDs, which allow you to test drive Ubuntu without installing it.

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Installing ubuntu on Clean Mac Intel / new HDD

It would seem like this has been asked and answered million times before! But none of those are really working, some where along the way all the solutions are diverging or very generalized! I tried ...
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LiveCD not showing welcome page

When I boot from the Live CD instead of the welcome screen with the buttons "Try" and "Install" and the language selection a weird GRUB appears with the options "Try without installing", "Install ...
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14.04 Performance worse than LiveCD and touchpad/mouse/wifi not working after install

Is there a way to install using just the drivers that the LiveCD was using? It was perfect, everything was smooth and quick and worked without a fuss. However, as soon as I installed, everything went ...
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How do I autorun terminal commands at startup in Lubuntu 14.04 LiveCD?

I'm doing some remastering of Lubuntu 14.04 LiveCD, and need to run the following command at startup: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 10.10.10.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 First, I tried modifying rc.local as ...
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How to install Ubuntu Remix Mini on a VM? [on hold]

My VM boots into live-CD of Ubuntu Remix Mini. How do I install it on the VM's HDD?
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casper-rw live ubuntu CD

I have extended the casper-rw on my ubuntu 12.04 usb to get rid of the low disk space issue when logged-in and working. However, when I check the casper-rw disk usage with the command df, I find the ...
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Mount error during Arch installation [closed]

The error is essentially "mount: you must specify the filesystem type" I tried to install using USB boot, installing the iso onto the usb using Unetbootin. I've fixed the syslinux.cfg file and don't ...
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Install Windows Alongside Ubuntu 14.04 on Second hard Drive

Currently I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on one hard drive, and I'd like to install Windows onto a second hard drive. I've read that I need to boot into a LiveCD, usually I'd use my memory stick for ...
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Why do I have to connect to the internet to install Ubuntu?

I have the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live CD, and I often install it on my friends computers and on my own frequently. So when I want to install it through a CD, I have to connect to the internet first? ...
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Creating squashfs system images using docker

I would like to use docker to create squashfs ubuntu system images to use in LiveCD scenarios. I have a script, that exports docker image to squashfs and cleans up the system a little bit. It reverts ...
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Removing almost all applications from Ubuntu, Ubuntu customization kit

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am currently creating my own Ubuntu distro using the Ubuntu customization Kit and everything is going pretty smoothly so far other than a couple minor set backs. I have ...
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How can i start another operating system from within the ubuntu live cd?

I'm in a situation where i want to test various backup scripts for a remote vbox or vmware VM. For that I'm going to use an improvised 'pre-boot' environment for the guest machine made from a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation problems

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit I get this error message: stdin:not a typewriter mounting /dev/sdb3 on /cdrom failed: Invalid argument failed to change /etc/passwd to 600 buffer io error on ...
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Creating a small, barebones, liveCD

So before I start off I just want to say that I have searched high and low for this and a lot of the customization software I have found either doesn't work or is no longer being developed. So what I ...
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How to create modified Kubuntu Live/Install DVD? [duplicate]

I want to modify Kubuntu LiveCD not only with changing wallpapers and desktop themes, but also with some packages, not included in official distribution, and some settings, such as alternatives for ...
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Where would I find the debs for the repos on a livecd?

My ethernet cable broke so I can ONLY connect to wifi for internet at the moment, but I need to do a fresh install as I just got a new ssd. I don't have any removable media on hand either as I gave my ...
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Use live usb or iso as repository OR installing wifi drivers from Live USB

I've faced this issue numerous times: I make a fresh install, and it turns out that the proprietary drivers were not installed. Now I face a chicken and egg problem of trying to install the wifi ...
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Customized sources.list for custom live CD

I recently built myself a custom live CD of Xubuntu 14.04.1. This live CD is used to distribute to my customers to install on their machines with a set of pre-installed applications, some of which are ...
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where are my disks?

Newbie struggling. I want to use ubuntu-remix-recovery live cd to attempt to recover a crashed disk. I've got the live cd loaded and bootable, no problem. I need to run ddresuce and save the logfile. ...
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Need help on checking Ubuntu Live CD

I have created an Ubuntu Live CD. I succesfully verified the sha256 sum of the .iso file using the intructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToSHA256SUM The problem is the next part on ...
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Can't boot Linux from an external USB SSD drive

Windows 7 OS. Is there any difference between Linux Live CD and Linux installation on an external USB SSD drive in point of view of boot? I can boot Linux LiveCD without a problem when set boot order ...
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How to run bootinfoscript from the GParted liveCD?

How to run bootinfoscript from the GParted live CD? Windows 7 on internal hard drive, and Linux on an external USB SSD drive (Linux not loaded).
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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What was the first Ubuntu release with a live CD feature?

What was the first Ubuntu release which features the bootable live CD option which makes it possible to run the OS without installing it?
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SD mounted tails and partition. Laptop stopped detecting

Without changing anything and without updating, installing, modifying or anything, my miniSD/SD adapter stopped working. I plug it in, start, go to boot menu and now it doesn't come up as an option. ...
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Can I cancel dd command and rebuild partition table?

I am attempting to fix the partition table on a 1 TB hard drive. GParted on my live disk sees the drive as being "2 TiB"... It is clearly labelled as 1 TB on the outside. I started a low level ...
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Installing programs using Live CD [on hold]

I don't have admin rights on my computer, so I can't install any programs. I was wondering if I use the Ubuntu Live Cd, can I use that to install programs on a flash drive, then reboot into Windows ...
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Custom Live CD using UCK boot to ram

I am trying to create a custom live iso that automatically boots to ram on startup. So I need the ISO I create in UCK to setup toram each time I burn it to a disc or install it on a flash drive. ...
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How do i Make a Custom UEFI bootable live CD?

I tried the following from: LinuxQuestions.org. mkisofs -U -J -joliet-long -r -v -T -o ttylinux.iso -b boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot/isolinux/boot.cat \ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 ...
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Can Startup Disk Creator make a bootable CD/DVD?

I cannot create a bootable DVD disc using "Startup Disk Creator." It is creating bootable USB drives smoothly, but it shows "no space" when trying to create a bootable DVD disc. We need to create a ...
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How to run installation CD for second monitor?

I am running ubuntu 14 off of a live USB. I have a second monitor that I would like to use while using ubuntu. It has an installation cd that you have to install before using, and when I click on ...
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Mount internal drive in Ubuntu LiveCD-Mount Error

I am trying to access my disk in an Ubuntu LiveCD. I cannot see my disk in nautilus and am trying to mount it. sudo fdisk -l gets this: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Uncompression error when install Ubuntu [closed]

I get a Uncompression error when blotting from an Ubuntu LiveCd. My hard disk got corrupted and buying a new system is not an option at the moment, so I need to install Ubuntu on the machine to get it ...
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How does the ubuntu Live CD check itself for defects?

One of the options when you boot up the CD is to check itself for defects. How does it do this? Surely there could be a defect that gives a false positive? Or is that incredibly unlikely - does it use ...
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Add files to Ubuntu Desktop disk image

I would like to create an Ubuntu 14.04 disk, with some extra files on the desktop - for instance, some HTML files with instructions for some project. What's the right way to edit the ISO file and add ...
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Install windows or newer ubuntu from old Live CD

I have an ubuntu 10.10 cd lying around and I want to install either ubuntu 14.04 or windows 7. Unfortunately I have no USB at the moment. Is this possible without having to go through 7 painful ...
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LiveUSB AND LiveCD not letting me install 14.04

Once the purple screen with the keyboard and person appear, I press enter and get taken to a language screen. Once there, I select English, press F6, and then set nomodeset so that it has an ''x' next ...
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Ubuntu Live CD is Frozen - How to Recover?

I'm in a tricky situation. I'm running Ubuntu from a live cd. I think I have too many firefox pages and tabs open, so the computer is frozen. However, I have some unsaved, and very important, text ...
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Is it necessary to mount /dev/shm when chroot from Ubuntu Live CD?

Ubuntu is a Debian derivation. Debian squeeze (6.0.0) requires /dev/shm mounting for chroot. I do want to chroot to re-install grub. Does Ubuntu also require /dev/shm mounting for correct chrooting ...
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Confused about the security of ubuntu (Linux)

Assume I have a laptop with ubuntu installed and two users abc and root. Both users are password protected. It is possible to reset root password using live CD or USB using chroot which would mean ...
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Installing ubuntu from customized live CD

So basically I modified an installation iso file. To be specific I added a kickstart file to it to automate the installation of ubuntu 14.04.1 i386, I modified the isolinux/txt.cfg file to make it use ...
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Problems with installing with disks

So I have a 64 Bit Computer so I downloaded the Ubuntu 64 Bit ISO. Well I have some 700MB CD-R disk. And I do not have a USB that is available to be used. My question is can I break the ISO down to ...
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Ubuntu Won't boot from Live CD 14.04.1

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 to help recover a bad hard drive on an old laptop. I downloaded it and burned it to a disc but it doesn't work. I get the little man in the circle, then word Ubuntu on a ...
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Upgrade with ISO - User Name, password, computer name

Try a update from 12.04.4 to 14.04.1 by using the ISO (USB) as I had a live session with 14.04.1 to test if it runs on my computer Upgrade process detected 12.04 version but later in the install ask ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Reinstall Grub on a Raid-1 via LiveCD

I had a hardware issue which caused my Ubuntu Server to fail. After the problem has been resolved I still cannot boot into my Ubuntu installation, but fall into initramfs instead. To me it seems that ...
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Is a Ubuntu LiveCD technically a virtual machine?

I just booted into my school's computer using a Ubuntu install disk. It might not seem that hard but it's a technical school and they have them pretty locked down, maybe not for you but for me it is ...
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Create a Live CD with Uck

I am trying to create a livecd using uck with Ubuntu 14.04.1 but when the iso is opened using uck the sources.list file has only 4 lines. Even if sources.list is manually edited if I try to install ...
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Remastering/Modifying Ubuntu LiveCDs - Authentication Failure

I'm new to Linux. My current goal is to build my own LiveCD of Ubuntu. Small size, tiny gui, controlled by vnc and/or ssh. My workspace is a 12.04 full installation in Virtual Box. As the "base" I ...
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After boot from live CD, no usable desktop

I have an old iMac G4 which I am trying to get Ubuntu installed on. I have a live CD and can boot from that. Everything loads and is running but there is some sort of graphical error and there is just ...
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Where to download ubuntu that comes with cd?

Where to download ubuntu that comes with cd? i like to download the entire CD.