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

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Expanding partition in Gparted backwards vs. moving backwards and expanding

Which is quicker and safer?: Enlarging a Gparted partition backwards OR Moving the original (smaller) partition backwards, and then enlarge it? Example demonstration Enlarge /dev/sda4 to fill ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 causes “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present” - Computer can't start: Live Disc Repair Option?

I am a relative newbie that used Ubuntu a few years back on an old Dell to install Bitcoin Armory for Cold Storage. When recently deciding to retrieve them, I also decided to plug in my WiFi card and ...
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Ubuntu Live Cd Security [duplicate]

I am new to Linux so i have some concerns regarding live cd . If i can log in the system with the live cd and get root access then any on can do the same , so my question is how to stop anyone using ...
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Ubuntu Live CD Not Loading Properly - Hangs on Ubuntu Screen

I am the second owner of a Everex Stepnote SA2052T laptop with Intel Core Duo processor, 1.6 GHz,1 GB, and American Megatrends, Inc. BIOS V 02.59. According the the labelling, it came with Windows ...
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Live version of Ubuntu Server?

I know that Ubuntu Desktop comes with a Live mode, but unfortunately that DVD boots straight to GUI (I'm on a text-only machine). I haven't seen an option to Try Ubuntu Server. Is there a live ...
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Customized UBUNTU live system [closed]

Considering i386 vs amd64 architectures as well as UEFI, Secureboot proliferation and current availability of Legacy BIOS, what would be a best choice today to build a new Customized UBUNTU live ...
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Restoring /sbin/init from Live CD

The permissions of my /sbin/init file on my Xubuntu system are 000. Is there any way to restore this file with a LiveCD (downloaded from the Boot-Repair page)? I read a forum thread where somebody ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu delivering USB images instead of ISO ones?

So far Ubuntu (and derivatives) has been delivering ISO images to be burned onto optical media. Then there's a tool (usb-creator) to "burn" those ISOs onto USB drives. I could be wrong, but I think ...
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Ran install from ISO to disk(Trial)Ubuntu 14.04, the disk installed beside windows10 but now have 2 screens to load…

Turn on power, screen asks which to load(From windows) So, I select windows, and poof, good ! Then if I choose Ubuntu, a screen says stuff, and ESCape is my option. Then I choose to boot (f9) ...
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Medion akoya S2217 MD99512 cannot boot liveCD

I try to install Ubuntu on my S2217. I disabled the "secure boot" I disabled the "faststart/hibernate tool" I changed the boot order. Unfortunately, I cannot boot on the live CD. If I select it, it ...
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Change grub2 theme in ubunut live-cd

I have tow questions for ubuntu live-cd grub2 : 1- How can i change the default live-cd grub theme and using custom theme to be like opensuse or manjaro grub theme ? 2-how can i make grub2 show the ...
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Are there any Live CD versions of Ubuntu any more?

Is there a CD version that lets you boot without changing anything on the HD's? Everything I find is to big to fit a 700MB CD. I have an old server that crashed and it only has a CD ROM. I've tried ...
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new laptop ubuntu installation problem

I'm really a GNU/Linux newbie and tried to install ubuntu 15.04, 15.10 and even 16.04 on my new laptop with i5 6300hq gtx970m and windows installed with UEFI. Everytime I try to install ubuntu, I ...
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Livecd does not recognize Windows 10

The Ubuntu 14.04.3 livecd I have recognizes the Windows 10 my laptop has as Windows 7. This livecd was downloaded 6 months ago. Should I redownload? Does the newer livecd support Windows 10 dual boot? ...
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Permission Denied NTFS hard drive

I have an old computer with Windows 7 and the OS failed, so I need to get all the files from the hard drive. To do that I use a Ubuntu live CD and I use this command to mount the partition: sudo ...
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How to boot Linux on hard drive from live cd/usb loader

I have Ubuntu installed on my sda5 partition, however it lacks a bootloader. I know it is possible to load Grub2 from live cd, press Tab and change boot parameters to boot the system which is on hard ...
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Fail during the upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 now shows kernel panic and dont boot

while updating ubuntu from 14.04 to 15.04 my computer throws an error saying something about a fail calculating the time of the update, I read on internet that executing on the terminal "auto clean" ...
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Running Wireshark (Monitor Mode) using Live DVD

I'm having trouble installing/running Wireshark to capture traffic other than my own. I've tried multiple usb-wifi adapters*, so not sure if it's a driver, hardware, or an installation issue. For ...
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Convert hard disk installation of Ubuntu 15.10 to live cd/ iso

I have installed lots of apps and tools on my Ubuntu 15.10. Now I want to create iso of this installation. So that I can share with colleagues. I tried this ...
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White screen to install any version of Ubuntu on laptop

I have a problem installing Ubuntu on a laptop, after selecting the live cd screen, a screen that gets white quickly, until completely white , I am very sad because I really wanted to install ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Live disk enters low graphics mode, then screen goes black

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer I just put together with a live disk. I get to the screen letting choose from try ubuntu, and the installer. Regardless of which one I pick it says ...
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Recovering data with Live CD

For reasons too long to be detailed at this time, I have to format my laptop. In order to save some data before, I tried to access to my hard disc using a Live CD. I was able to copy some files to an ...
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How to read a Windows password-secured partition from Ubuntu?

From an Ubuntu LiveCD, I want to copy files on a password-secured windows partition. I can see all other Windows partitions with their respectable names in my file browser but not the secured one. Do ...
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Can I remove boot medium after boot from live usb/cd

So if I boot from usb, can I remove that usb after boot. Also is it possible to save the session information to the boot medium or any secondary storage, so that my desktop icons etc. look the same ...
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Ubuntu Image Background breaking after build LiveCD

i'm build a customization Ubuntu using UCK (https://launchpad.net/uck) and using a Image of Ubuntu 14.04.3. The thing is, i replace the background warty-final-ubuntu.png in /usr/share/backgrounds for ...
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Building custom live Ubuntu Gnome 3.12.2 based, only for GDM: authentication failure

I'm building a custom live Ubuntu Gnome 3.12.2 based, Only if I create a new user, set password and add him to sudo group, setting by dpkg-reconfigure GDM ad default greeter, obtain a black screen ...
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Ubuntu Customized Live CD Fails to run Display Manager

I was testing a customization on an Ubuntu 15.04 Live CD and I got this error, Stopping User Manager for UID 999... [ OK ] Stopped User Manager for UID 999. [ OK ] Removed user-999.slice. [ OK ] ...
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Kernel panic - can't install Ubuntu on old Windows xp desktop

I have an old desktop running Windows xp. Several years ago I installed Ubuntu on it using wubi. It ran really well but I uninstalled it for some reason. The computer's been sitting in the basement. I ...
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Ubuntu Web kiosk booted from a usb or cd/dvd

Is there a way to make a bootable usb/cd/dvd with ubuntu that works as a web kiosk? So that it boots into a fullscreen browser? I only want to change the homepage and splash screen.
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try ubuntu without istallation on my iMac mid 2011

where can I download the correct file? How can I put that in one USB or SD card? I need to try it without install it on my HD. Regards in advance.
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Editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom

Are there any available methods so that I can edit my /etc/grub.d/40_custom from a LiveCD or such? I really need to edit that file. Thank you.
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How to prevent Ubuntu 15.04 LiveCD from shutting down on critical temperature?

A netbook I am trying to install Ubuntu to heats to 98°C and shuts down at the beginning of the installation process. There is also a BIOS auto-shutdown feature (non-customizable, shutting down at a ...
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Is there a really easy way to make a live USB in win 8?

So far I have always used linux distros to create USB live installers, but now the only thing I have is win8. I have tried that Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.6.1 and it doesnt get me anywhere. Is there ...
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Running Live with 4GB RAM. 32-bit or 64-bit?

I have a laptop with 4GB RAM and it is fully 64-bit capable. However I prefer to run Ubuntu from Live CD or USB. This takes 2GB of the RAM as the main drive. Does that leave me with 2GB of RAM? ...
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Bad/Damaged Drive No Longer Even Accessible via LiveCD

I have a bad/damaged hard drive that had Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS installed on it, and per suggestions in the Ubuntu Forums, I was going to try and use ddrescue on it to clone it to another drive and ...
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What version is this Live CD / Live USB?

I often have a number of Live CDs sitting around (actually USBs) and I'm not always sure which version is which. Is there some quick way to find out the Ubuntu version I'm looking at? Perhaps a file I ...
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How to remove X from Ubuntu Live?

Could somebody help me to build Ubuntu without X server, so it is Console Only? Also after it boots to run a certain script? I have very slow hardware, which doesn't have screen and need to run it via ...
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Using custom 14.4.1 livecd on no-hardrive laptop, how can I use the CDROM temporarily to copy files into the ramdisk for that session?

I made a custom LiveCD with the tools I needed for a no-harddrive laptop (getting to reuse some old chassis I have for basic network config tasks), using the uck. I can boot to the new liveCD no ...
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Gparted: cancel pending operation

I started three gparted operations about an hour ago. It consist of moving a partition, growing another and then moving another partition. I would like to cancel the third one / stop after the second. ...
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making windows install with WINUSB on live usb system

I am trying to make a windowsXP install usb with winusb. I get a winusb exit code 256. This error occurs whether i format the drive fat32 or ntfs. Ive tried the created usb and grub seems to load ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/USB - Available Space

I recently used a Live CD to resolve a file access issue on a .7z archive. I am a new Linux user and initially concluded that I could not install p7-Zip (or other software) in a live session. I later ...
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How to securily erase hard drive with ubuntu live cd?

I want to sell my old SSD on ebay. How do I prepare the hard drive to protect my personal data and get the hard drive in a good shape using a ubuntu live cd?
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Secure boot / UEFI Boot issues after 15.04 installed

I have a Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Win 8.1 Pro installed. I created a UEFI USB boot drive with Ubuntu 15.04 on it. Using Windows I shrank my windows partition by 40GB. I inserted the USB and rebooted, ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server livecd install with modules that aren't available in the generic header

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a device with SAS drives. For this to work I need the kernel module mpt3sas. I would need this module to be loaded on startup or do it manually(modprobe) However, it ...
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Is it possible to customize the kernel when customizing a Live CD?

I am customizing Ubuntu Live by following this answer in order to obtain my preferred ISO. This method is fine, and I have made it work with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, v12, v14, and even Kali Linux. But it ...
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Is it okay to burn CDs of Ubuntu and then sell them for a low or cheap price? [duplicate]

Before possibly judging my question, here is my motive. I am a 13 year old teen from the Philippines. I am a Linux Enthusiast (although I still use Windows on my desktop for gaming). I wanted to make ...
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Custom LiveCD — Skip Install/boot to desktop and run custom app

Following the list of instructions here, I was able to create a LiveCD that I can boot (testing in Virtualbox) but I can't seem to find a way to "boot to desktop", skipping the "Install dialog" ...
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Ubuntu Live CD with /dev/nvram available

Is there any way to make /dev/nvram available when running from the Live CD? It says on the manpage for the nvram driver that it has to be compiled into the kernel. Is it possible to do that while ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without install CD

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on to a laptop that I have. The laptop originally had Windows 7 installed on it but I'd like to completely get rid of that and replace it with Ubuntu. I made an ...
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Localized libre-office in Ubuntu

When I boot from Ubuntu live CD, I can choose "Marathi" language. But firefox and libreoffice User Interface is still in English. How do I translate the menu options? Update: Here is how to set ...