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

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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

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.
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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Access harddisk from Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt

How do I access my hard disk from the Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt? The mounted file system is the Live CD's own system. I want to use it for installation of deb-packages stored at the local hard ...
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Installing Ethernet Card driver while inside Live CD

I want to install rtl8723au Ethernet driver before actually installing OS, so that i would have access to the internet in the process(wi-fi is the only option). I have all the files i need for that, ...
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How can I fix the purple screen of death when trying Ubuntu (14-04, 32-bits) from the liveCD? [duplicate]

I burned a Live-CD of Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bits) and when I boot up the computer from the CD, it appears a purple frozen screen with a weird icon on the bottom. I think I've pressed every key on the ...
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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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Force PC to create a panic while booting up the LiveCD

I know this sounds like a silly question, but how do I force Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to Kernel Panic while I'm booting up the LiveCD, can I just modify it so it displays the Ubuntu logo for 5 seconds ...
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Can I use Ubuntu to create LiveCD/DVD/USBs of other distributions? [duplicate]

Ubuntu can be used to create a LiveDVD or LiveUSB of Ubuntu. But can it also be used to create LiveCDs, LiveDVDs or LiveUSBs of other Linux distributions? In particular, can it create these using an ...
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What are all the parameters for iso-scan?

I am trying to use a "boot from iso" method on a Windows computer. The iso file is on a small ext4 partition on /dev/sda3. /dev/sda[12] are NTFS. The normal iso-scan/filename fails (/dev/sda1 can't ...
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Live CD Boots from USB - System is 100% - Install Fails

I have an old Asus EePC 1005HA that I'd like to get a functional Ubuntu-based distro on -- ideally something later than the Netbook Remix versions 9 and 10, both of which run well on LiveCD and ...
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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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For a Custom 14.04 LiveCD, when and where to set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false

I am using UCK to create a locked down Kiosk 14.04 Live CD that can do VPN and RDP, but not access USB, Floppy, hard disk, or any other storage but the CD it was booted from. If I issue in the UCK ...
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LiveUSB will not Boot on Lenovo v570

I have a Lenovo v570 that I'm trying to do a clean install of trusty on and for the life of me I can't find any way to get it working. When I try to boot from the SD card it's on, it doesn't even ...
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Can I change grub2 default OS from LiveCD

I can't find anywhere on the internet that has this specific question. The problem for me is I forgot my pass for Ubuntu 13.04 and now I can't use sudo commands. So now I need to change the boot and ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside 12.04 LTS

I just tried to install the 14.04 LTS version of Ubuntu alongside with the 12.04 LTS version using the "live CD" I faced the problem (The installation freezed) after clicking on "Install" button when ...
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14.04 with pre-installed 12.04 in the same laptop (Live CD) [Installation]

I want to install the 14.04 LTS version on my laptop where I use now 12.04 LTS, I want to use a Live CD and I don't know if it will erase my 12.04 or integrate it on grub in the start on my laptop. ...
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I cant acess my HDD

First of all, I'm a total Linux noob. I was running the latest version of Ubuntu but eventually I wasn't able to boot no more, the Ubuntu logo appeared and then it was only a blinking white bar ...
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Kubuntu custom livecd freezes during boot

I'm trying to create a custom kubuntu 14.04 live CD image, following the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization. I've performed the following steps: extract the ...
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Won't progress after clicking 'install now'

I became interested in Linux a few days ago and wanted to give Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop a try. However, I am stuck on this page during installation and it gives me an error after I click 'Install Now'. I ...
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I want to customize Live Ubuntu. I want to edit initrd.lz so that live user is guest

I want to customize Live Ubuntu. initrd.lz create Live User "ubuntu" with blank password as boot-on-fly. I want to edit initrd.lz so that live user it creates have same restriction as guest session. ...
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Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 but continues to restart laptop

I've been trying to run ubuntu 14.04 off a usb on my Win 8.1 laptop. I get the dual boot OS selection screen on startup but each time I select ubuntu, the system restarts. I got the same result trying ...
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Is the download live dvd image of ubuntu up to date?

Is the live dvd image of ubuntu on official site of Ubuntu up to date? Because I couldnot install ubutnu 14.04 from live cd because of blackscreen.
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(solved) Mouse not working in xubuntu

Hi i am new to the linux world and i decided to install xubuntu 14.04. To test xubuntu 14.04, I booted with the xubuntu live CD into my desktop. I was pleasantly surprised to find it worked nicely, ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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Recover Files Using Live CD

I've got a hard drive with personal files I need. Long story short, when I tried to update from 13.10 to 14.04, Ubuntu flipped out and bricked, and now it won't boot. I want to just do a fresh install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Wireless crash

I am currently trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 7720 stock model, I was attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS w/ Windows 8.1 SP0. After some issues I was having w/ grub and ...
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Booting problems after update

Yesterday I updated my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T440p) to Ubuntu 14.04. Afterwards I restarted the laptop, but the operating system wouldn't start. I can''t get into the booting menu to choose Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu shuts down for no reason

Up until 2 days ago Ubuntu 12.04 was going simply great, then the update manager prompted for some updates and I continued as usual. After that I continued to use the computer for few more hours ...
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Ubuntu desktop with citrix receiver

Is it possible to built an Ubuntu desktop which would autostart the Citrix Receiver after boot? The plan is for the user to see nothing other than the virtual desktop with the login screen.
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Cannot scp/rsync into live cd [duplicate]

I'm trying to scp into a box running 12.04 32bit livecd. The machines are connected to same switch & can ping each other just fine. I use the usual args, eg- scp -rp ...
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Customizing ubiquity

I would like to create changes to the Ubiquity installer, like for example turning off the Try Ubuntu option and so on. I downloaded the source code and I am going through it but it is very hard to ...
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Remove Ubuntu from stand-alone hard drive. Format drive

I guess that I have no other choice than to add to this question, as seth saw fit to delete the question I thought I was asking as a new question. But whatever. I have a dead computer thanks to my ...