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

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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 from Live CD doesn't recognize Windows TrueCrypt volumes

I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and i have some partitions encrypted with TrueCtypt, but when i try to use Ubuntu Live CD it doesn't see the encrypted partitions. Is there a way to decrypt and mount ...
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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 didnt make one for ubuntu

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 ...
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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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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 ...