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

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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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blank screen during boot,no display.pc runs fine with live cd [closed]

im using lubuntu 13.0,single partion.i cannot boot my pc,as i turn on the power button screen comes blank the fan seems and processor seems to work fine.also pc works fine with live cd(lubutu 13.9) of ...
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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 ...
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'Remix' Live CD won't boot. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init

So I'm creating a Ubuntu Remix CD based on this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I'm pretty sure I've followed all of the tasks listed there. I move the test ...
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Problem in making customized Kubuntu LiveCD

I have planned to make a customized "Kubuntu" 14.04 LiveCD. For that, I tried using Ubuntu Customization Kit. Several attempts were made and built many custom kubuntu iso files but none of them were ...
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Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD

I've formatted my PC and installed Windows 8 & Ubuntu 14.04. I've been working like 1 week with the computer with both OS without any problem My motherboard is Asus M2N32 Suddenly, one day the ...
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Ubuntu keeps booting from live CD after installation

It seems everyone else has got the exact opposite of my problem. They can't boot from Live CD but not other way around as I am...or at least that's what I'm assuming the problem is. Here's what I ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/Live USB problem

I have a problem when trying to boot from a live CD, and the same problem also happens with a Live USB. The problem that I have is that when I boot, the sidebar the the topbar load and look ok, they ...
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using “try ubunutu” option

My question is similar but not exact duplicate of the question posted here... How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu? I need unattended "try ubuntu" option. I do not want to ...
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14.04.1 AMD64 Unable to install or run live-CD session - BUG Soft lockup CPU#x stuck for xx s

The CPU number is not always the same. I have attempted memory tests, no problem. Windows 7 64bit runs fine on my machine, so I am a little hesitant to blame it on hardware. My voltages are not ...
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Cannot boot into Live CD (12.10), Live USB (14.04), or Boot-Repair USB

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu on removable media in an attempt to fix my bootloader for a Ubuntu 12.10 install on an HDD. However, it seems that I'm not able to boot into any of the media I've ...
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Is it possible to boot a LiveCD of Ubuntu via PXE using HTTP (not NFS)?

I've found a lot of blogs explaining how to boot the installer via PXE. And I've achieved it. But now I would like to boot a LiveCD. I've seen many blogs explaining how to do this using a ...
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Windows 8 preinstalled + Ubuntu - not working [windows 8 directly launched]

Windows came pre-installed on my machine, and I got Ubuntu installed as well. The problem is that the system boots into Windows, and won't let me boot into Ubuntu. Here is my boot info.
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Why can't I access memtest from Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD on PPC?

I have a powerbook G4 laying around and I thought I would put ubuntu or lubuntu on it to learn about lunux. I currently have lubuntu PPC on the hard drive and it freezes after a few minutes of use and ...
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Remove live CD after booting from it [duplicate]

I would like to know if after booting from the Live CD i can safely remove it and keep using Ubuntu as if it were a live CD. If not, is it possible to do it in some other way? My laptop has 6gb of ...
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Running Ubuntu LiveCD with another language

When I loading from LiveCD I see Ubuntu with English but I need Russian. What do I need to do to switch to Russian?
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How do I create an installation CD in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I keep seeing information on installing ubuntu from a live CD, but can't find any info on how to create the "live CD". Is that information posted anywhere, or can you tell me how to do it. I've ...
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Where is LiveCD Ubuntu saving the downloaded files?

I wanted to wipe my hard drive, so I looked at the output of fdisk -l and run the following two commands: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb I thought sdb had something to do ...
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How to disable tty[1-6] in LiveCD?

I made a LiveCD of Ubuntu 14.04 using remastersys, and I want to disable tty[1-6] when boot from my LiveCD. I know how to do that in a local installed system, such as : vi ...
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How can i create a distributable OS from a modified install

I cant be much specific in the title. Anyways, here it is. Me and a friend have been working on an OS project for a while. Until now, he was modifying live image and using remastersys to create an ...
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What makes LiveCDs, LiveDVDs, and LiveUSBs slow?

Even on a rather good computer, booting from a LiveCDs or LiveDVDs is really slow, especially in the beginning before the operating system has completely loaded in. What is the major bottleneck in ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the cd (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live cd. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) Wen I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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Customizing Desktop's menu bar for custom live CD

How to customize the text "Ubuntu Desktop" at the top left menu bar of Desktop in a custom live CD ?
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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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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? [closed]

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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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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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 ...