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

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Running Ubuntu within Windows?

I would like to know if it is possible to do the following: I need to access data on a EX4 formatted external HDD that is used as a backup for our CAD server at work. I read that there are programs ...
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Lubuntu Persistent LiveCD with Encrypted Home

I've done a lot of searching on this topic but have yet to find a definitive solution/answer that is easy to follow. I have a 256GB USB3.0 stick, which has two partitions (small FAT32 partition with ...
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Is it possible to respin Ubuntu Minimal using a Live CD?(Or USB)

Trying to make a custom image of Ubuntu based on Ubuntu Minimal. Just wondering if it's possible to boot into a live CD, then edit the ISO it's running off of, then close the live session, saving ...
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Advanced boot problems [on hold]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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Older PC won't recognize Ubuntu Live CD as valid boot media

I have an older PC (32-bit, 3.4 GHz, single-core) that doesn't recognize an Ubuntu Server 14.04 Live CD as valid boot media. The machine boots successfully from HDD (currently, Win XP is residing) ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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Copy the bootable live CD to USB in ubuntu without installing winusb

I have a installation CD of windows 7 and I want to make boot-able USB from this CD, to install windows 7 to my other computer. I checked a post form A: Convert a live CD to a bootable USB but this ...
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How to delete a partition that is locked

I wish to delete a partition of Linux Mint. I am familiar with Gparted and using a live cd, but it is locked. It says extended /dev/sda2. Here is a screenshot of my partitions: Thank you all for ...
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Can I really experience performance in a LiveCD context?

I don't know exactly how LiveCD works, but I know that everything is happening on the RAM memory, so a great part of the RAM would be used by the OS itself. Can I really experience performance in a ...
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Where can I get a list of all Ubuntu iso image volume ids, for current and past releases?

Is there an official list of all Ubuntu iso image volume ids, for current and past releases? I know that you can use the isoinfo command to get the volume id of a downloaded Live "CD" image. For ...
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Unable to boot Live CD with hard drive attached

I am attempting to fix an OS drive that had some problems after installing updates. The hard drive is currently not bootable. My main goal right now is just to get some data off this drive. I have a ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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operating system not found after installion from cd

I have succefully installed ubuntu 14.04 on sony vaio. After i click reboot now, it reboots and then says no operating system found! i tried to insert again the cd it enters and says try ubuntu or ...
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Testing 15.04 livecd with kvm

I am trying to test 15.04 livecd using KVM without success. It boots fine, but when I choose to 'Try Ubuntu', instead of 'Install Ubuntu' on the first screen, it goes to lightdm and asks for the ...
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Created a Bootable Cd and It is now Read Only and cant format it

Hello i have created a bootable cd from a DVD + RW Maxell 4.7Gb and it wont let me delete, modify, blank, or burn over it and create a different ubuntu bootable cd and i am trying to do all of this ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 on flash drive [duplicate]

How to install ubuntu 14.10 on a 16gb usb flash drive. I want to install it, as if it were the hard drive, not live cd, because my hard drive is broken.
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Cannot get Live CD or Live USB to boot

I'm using a MSI GT70 laptop (Core i7 4700 MQ, NVidia GTX 770M) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it, or at the very least get something that works. Every time I try and boot from it, regardless of ...
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Black screen booting any Ubuntu x86/x64 on Acer Aspire 5749

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my Aspire 5749. However, my machine cannot boot from any Linux USB. This is NOT a USB problem, as the USBs work with different OSes and on different machines. ...
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Customize splash screen on live CD. || Initrd.lz problem

I try to customize splash screen on live CD session LUBUNTU 14.04. According to this solution, i need to edit initrd.lz file and replace with my own plymouth theme. So.. # cd extract-cd/casper # ...
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add flash player to custom ISO [duplicate]

How to create a custom iso ubuntu with the flash player plugin in it ?
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Easy way for creating custom livecd

I wondered if there's simpler way to create a custom live cd than this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization For example, when you create a live usb by startup disc creator, you have ...
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How do I make the Ubuntu live CD play nice with my SATA controller?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 successfully on my machine. Unfortunately, I need to repartition the drive containing the / mount point as well as the windows start partition. For this, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot screen

Today I tried to install Ubuntu on my Dell xps 8700 with windows 8 pre-installed so I changed my boot order to boot from the cd in the installer I chose to delete all and just have Ubuntu all was ...
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Ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didn't make one for Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I burned Ubuntu to a disc and tried it without installing it prompts me for a username and password when I didn't make one for Ubuntu. Do I keep them blank or do I use my Windows username and ...
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create bootable ubuntu 14.04 USB using only live CD

My hard drive has malfunctioned, I'm using the internet from the Live CD. But i want to watch videos and stuff and also download data. But for that I have to install flash, codecs and stuff. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS x64 live CD or live USB doesn't boot on Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 motherboard

This is my PC: G.Skill Ares DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9 Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz Box Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB MSI GeForce GTX750 OC 2GB GDDR5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ...
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How to make a new Ubuntu based distro by customizing the Live CD? [duplicate]

I would like to customize the live CD to make my own distro based on Ubuntu. The problem is that I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. This means that I cannot use Ubuntu Builder. UCK doesn't work ...
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Can I get LiveCD/USB platform adaptability on a normal install?

So I know I can make a persistent LiveUSB whereby there would be anywhere up to 4GB (I think that's the max) of persistent storage for downloads, etc. I am asking the opposite, in a sense. I'd like ...
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disable automatic login and select language before login Ubuntu Live

I know that it isn't the first time someone asks this question but everything I've found online (here and in other sites) or doesn't work for me, or refers to usb installation with usb-creator (and in ...
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not able to boot any OS windows 7 or Ubuntu

My problem is that i can't boot to Ubuntu but i have Ubuntu installed. The problem is that by default is booting for Windows7 that is not working. And so i can't run any OS. My question is using ...
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Don't have reinstall option on live CD

I want to reinstall my Ubuntu 14.04.2 (Trusty Tahr), but the option reinstall without loosing data or something like that don't show to me. This is what I get: errase ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS and ...
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lzma: initrd.lz: File format not recognized

I'm using this command to extract initrd.lz archive file: lzma -dc -S .lz initrd.lz | cpio -id For ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso/casper/initrd.lz this command is working perfect. But for ...
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Execute a shell script only for LiveCD session [closed]

I want to execute a shell script on startup but only for LiveCD session not for harddisk installation. Which directory should I put my shell script? For example Ubuntu somehow detecting LiveCD ...
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How can iget my Dell PC to recognize the Ubuntu live cd?

I am new to Ubuntu, I have an old Dell PC which uses XP. With the end of support I looked at alternatives and bought a live CD of Puppy Slacko 5.7, which I liked, but I wanted something a bit more ...
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Problem with graphic when booting from liveCD [duplicate]

i have laptop Lenovo ideapad z50-75 AMD version and i want to install Ubuntu on my external HDD. I setup bios to legacy mode and boot from liveCD. After boot ubuntu from liveCD i should see a window, ...
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Live CD - Can't even get to boot select screen / Blinking cursor of doom

This is really weird. I can't even get to the boot options screen on one of my computers, and I get the blinking cursor on the other one. I have a 32gb flash drive and I've reformatted, changed ...
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How do I boot a Linux LiveCD on a Lenovo Yoga?

I just bought the book Hacking: The Art of Exploitation and it comes with a Linux LiveCD that is pre-installed with Ubuntu and a bunch of Source Code. on my desktop computer(running Windows 7) I ...
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Can't find C: drive using Ubuntu liveCD

I have encountered the "bootmgr is missing" error with my Windows 7 computer and I was not able to boot to Windows beforehand either. I am currently attempting to recover my files before I reformat ...
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How to create a live CD?

I am new to Linux distributions, currently working on Ubuntu 14.04. How do you make a live CD from a live installation? Earlier there was "REMASTERSYS".
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wifi works when booting from Live CD but not booting from hard disk

I had 14.10 running fine on my Dell Latitude until Unity flaked out on me. I reinstalled and everything seems fine except that "Enable Wifi" only shows up (and lets me connect to my wifi network) when ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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Fixing a broken Live CD

So I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and linux systems in general. I started using them about 3 months ago. Recently everything was working fine, (I even figured out how to get WoW working perfectly all on my ...
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Stuck at GRUB menu

I feel really dumb saying this... Thanks to the help I received on this forum, I finally fixed my Wine/Pipelight issue and could finally upgrade from 'Trusty' to 'Utopic'. To clean up extra files, ...
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Kubuntu LiveCD shuts down computer

A bit of background before the problem. I have two computers, one was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and working as a server, the other running Win7 64-bit. While trying to test new hardware for the server ...
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Reboot and Select Boot Device after full format/install from 14.04 live cd

I'm trying to install 14.04.01 as a fresh OS on my laptop (previously a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10). After running the live CD and selecting Install Ubuntu, I went through the whole ...
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Missing initramfs from usb boot drive

Every time I try to boot up an Ubuntu distro on my laptop (11.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10) I get this kernel panic message on boot: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on ...
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Unpack ISO image, edit some files, repack an ISO so that it still boots

So I've used the live-build tools with some success. An ISO is generated, it loads in Virtualbox but fails to boot because the config file is looking for vmlinuz.lz but binary/casper contains: ...
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Extract Customized Ubuntu to Live CD Installer (The Hard Way)

Maybe this question will be marked as a duplicate to this question. But the answer there wasn't the answer that I expected. (Mainly because I don't want an 'instant' click, click, finish method ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot problems

my parents have finally had enough of Windows Vista and are open to using Ubuntu! So far I am having difficulties with booting from USB and a DVD. When I boot from a USB I am at the purple Ubuntu ...
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nomodeset no longer working

I've always needed to set nomodeset on my machine on first boot before installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (GT340 graphics card), which has always been easily achieved via the LiveCD's Boot ...