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

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Will updates to LiveCD test be gone after I install it on disk?

If I run Ubuntu from a USB stick, and then install updates and drivers, will these be included if I now select "Install Ubuntu" on the laptop? It has no previous installation on it. Or will everything ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 using a bootable USB stick

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to upgrade my version of Ubuntu to the latest 16.04 LTS release. One way to do that is using the update-manager. Is there any other way to do it ? Like using a bootable ...
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Ubuntu Live User Password

We've all seen the question before; "What is the password to the live user on Ubuntu?" This is always coupled with the same, correct, answer; "There is none." But how does that work? If I were to ...
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Selfmade Desktop PC - Ubuntu is not working - wrong graphics resolution

I've build a new gaming computer on my own and installed windows 10. It is working very well, but I want more privacy than win10 offers, so I decided to change to Ubuntu. On my old computer I've had ...
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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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problem with mounting hdd on live ubuntu

I am trying to boot my PC using bootable Ubuntu CD. PC boots fine without any issue and I am able to use Ubuntu. PC has 1 500 GB HDD which i want to mount on this live ubuntu but I am having issues ...
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using the Try Ubuntu / Live with 512mb of ram?

I've tried 14.04 and 12.04 ISOs which both successfully bring me to the desktop but there isn't enough ram to do anything and the OS crashes almost immediately after opening even just the dashboard or ...
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Live CD Boot not working

so I'm trying since yesterday to use Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr) (AMD64) from a live cd. My computer does recognize that it is Ubuntu, and it begins loading until the "loading screen with the ...
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Where can I find the Xenial source, and instructions on building it into an ISO? (custom install CD for Ubuntu 16.04) [duplicate]

I followed LiveCDCustomization and managed to build a distro: However it only boots with VirtualBox, and this guide is hopelessly out of date. Searching around the net, I found this handy tutorial on ...
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LiveCD: Running a sh script on startup

I have created sh script that backs up computers to a network location, and I'm trying to make a LiveCD of Ubuntu-Mini Remix 14.04 that will be able to launch the script without a GUI. The script does ...
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liveUSB doesn't detect my intel wifi device. Can't enable wifi

I've been trying to install ubuntu on my new computer, HP Envy x360 m6-w102dx but in this computer, the wifi seems to be not recognized. I've been trying to enable it but as shown in dmesg | grep iwl, ...
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Fix network manager in ubuntu from live cd

A friend of mine (seriously, not me) has an ubuntu laptop whose wifi was not working after a broken proposed update. She knows even less than I do about fixing ubuntu, so she did apt-get remove ...
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Boot Live CD into 'Try Ubuntu' by default

I am creating a custom live CD based on Ubuntu 15.10. When the user sees the first boot screen (and doesn't press a key), it will automatically boot into a GUI menu where the user can choose 'Try ...
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How to use Cubic to create a custom Ubuntu live CD image?

How do you install Cubic and use it to create a customized Ubuntu live CD *.iso file that can be burned to CD/DVD or copied to a bootable USB?
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How to remove Ubuntu and Install Windows [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it on my computer but now would like to remove it to install Windows. I cannot get the computer to boot from DVD so the windows install will not load. what can I do?
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How to create a Live DVD/USB without option to install

I have developed a custom distribution based on Ubuntu LTS 14.x intended to introduce non-technical users to using Linux on an existing computer, but do not want to risk them choosing an installation ...
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How to build a live CD/DVD from scratch with optional desktop environment and themes

I want to make a live CD/DVD in which I can optionally select the DE during boot. Ultimatatelt I'd like to select from (or at least install and run with) a different theme as well in order to quickly ...
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Is there a tool similar to YUMI for making a menu with partitions?

Is there a tool like YUMI for setting up a graphical menu on a usb stick for selecting which partition you would like to boot off? As in when you boot off the usb stick, it comes up with a menu like ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu live CD after Grub Rescue error

I was using ubuntu 14.04, for educational purpose I tried to install Edubuntu. After having problems booting into ubuntu live CD, I booted into my ubuntu 14.04, then I formatted the filesystem for ...
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Unable to install new OS after installing Lubuntu 14.04

I have install Lubuntu 14.04 in my machine, but now I want to dual boot my system. I am not able to install/boot any other OS including Windows-XP, Linux-Mint, Ubuntu 9.10, Lubuntu 14.03 etc. using ...
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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 who used Ubuntu 12 a few years back on an old Dell to install Bitcoin Armory for Cold Storage. When recently deciding to retrieve a coin, I also took it out of storage, i.e. ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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 ...