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

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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 ...
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What was the first Ubuntu release with a live CD feature?

What was the first Ubuntu release which features the bootable live CD option which makes it possible to run the OS without installing it?
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SD mounted tails and partition. Laptop stopped detecting

Without changing anything and without updating, installing, modifying or anything, my miniSD/SD adapter stopped working. I plug it in, start, go to boot menu and now it doesn't come up as an option. ...
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Can I cancel dd command and rebuild partition table?

I am attempting to fix the partition table on a 1 TB hard drive. GParted on my live disk sees the drive as being "2 TiB"... It is clearly labelled as 1 TB on the outside. I started a low level ...
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Installing programs using Live CD

I don't have admin rights on my computer, so I can't install any programs. I was wondering if I use the Ubuntu Live Cd, can I use that to install programs on a flash drive, then reboot into Windows ...
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Custom Live CD using UCK boot to ram

I am trying to create a custom live iso that automatically boots to ram on startup. So I need the ISO I create in UCK to setup toram each time I burn it to a disc or install it on a flash drive. ...
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How do i Make a Custom UEFI bootable live CD?

I tried the following from: LinuxQuestions.org. mkisofs -U -J -joliet-long -r -v -T -o ttylinux.iso -b boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot/isolinux/boot.cat \ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 ...
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Can Startup Disk Creator make a bootable CD/DVD?

I cannot create a bootable DVD disc using "Startup Disk Creator." It is creating bootable USB drives smoothly, but it shows "no space" when trying to create a bootable DVD disc. We need to create a ...
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How to run installation CD for second monitor?

I am running ubuntu 14 off of a live USB. I have a second monitor that I would like to use while using ubuntu. It has an installation cd that you have to install before using, and when I click on ...
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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 [closed]

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. ...