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

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making windows install with WINUSB on live usb system

I am trying to make a windowsXP install usb with winusb. I get a winusb exit code 256. This error occurs whether i format the drive fat32 or ntfs. Ive tried the created usb and grub seems to load ...
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Ubuntu Live CD/USB - Available Space

I recently used a Live CD to resolve a file access issue on a .7z archive. I am a new Linux user and initially concluded that I could not install p7-Zip (or other software) in a live session. I later ...
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How to securily erase hard drive with ubuntu live cd?

I want to sell my old SSD on ebay. How do I prepare the hard drive to protect my personal data and get the hard drive in a good shape using a ubuntu live cd?
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Secure boot / UEFI Boot issues after 15.04 installed

I have a Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Win 8.1 Pro installed. I created a UEFI USB boot drive with Ubuntu 15.04 on it. Using Windows I shrank my windows partition by 40GB. I inserted the USB and rebooted, ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server livecd install with modules that aren't available in the generic header

I'm trying to install ubuntu on a device with SAS drives. For this to work I need the kernel module mpt3sas. I would need this module to be loaded on startup or do it manually(modprobe) However, it ...
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Is it possible to customize the kernel when customizing a Live CD?

I am customizing Ubuntu Live by following this answer in order to obtain my preferred ISO. This method is fine, and I have made it work with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, v12, v14, and even Kali Linux. But it ...
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Is it okay to burn CDs of Ubuntu and then sell them for a low or cheap price? [duplicate]

Before possibly judging my question, here is my motive. I am a 13 year old teen from the Philippines. I am a Linux Enthusiast (although I still use Windows on my desktop for gaming). I wanted to make ...
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Custom LiveCD — Skip Install/boot to desktop and run custom app

Following the list of instructions here, I was able to create a LiveCD that I can boot (testing in Virtualbox) but I can't seem to find a way to "boot to desktop", skipping the "Install dialog" ...
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Ubuntu Live CD with /dev/nvram available

Is there any way to make /dev/nvram available when running from the Live CD? It says on the manpage for the nvram driver that it has to be compiled into the kernel. Is it possible to do that while ...
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Ubuntu won't boot without install CD

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu on to a laptop that I have. The laptop originally had Windows 7 installed on it but I'd like to completely get rid of that and replace it with Ubuntu. I made an ...
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Localized libre-office in Ubuntu

When I boot from Ubuntu live CD, I can choose "Marathi" language. But firefox and libreoffice User Interface is still in English. How do I translate the menu options? Update: Here is how to set ...
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Is there a way I can partition my HDD without booting into LiveCD/USB?

It will not let me partition, it says the same amount for max and minimum amount of free-space, and the option to partition is grayed out, is there a way I can partition the HDD without using a ...
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LiveCD and IBM Thinkpad

I have an IBM Thinkpad (Type 2647) on my bench that is giving me some major issues. The hard drive has been wiped (deleted the old, virus-ridden Windows XP partition from it). Now comes the ...
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How to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 Live CD to latest 4.1/4.0.6 version?

I am trying to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 live CD to the latest version available (4.1/4.0.6) so that I can try and install the same on hitherto unsupported hardware. I am using the ...
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Install ubuntu with the command line

I want to install Ubuntu without using Ubiquity. I want to install it through the command line only. Not looking for Ubuntu Server install. Just help on how I can install it through the command line. ...
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The installer needs to remove operating system files from the install target, but was unable to do so. The install cannot continue

After breaking Ubuntu I decided to reinstall Ubuntu, since I had heard it is quite simple with a live CD/USB, all you need to do is select "Something Else", then not select the "Format Partition" ...
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Macbook won't boot Ubuntu Live CD

I have downloaded the iso file, gone to Disk Utility, clicked 'Burn' to burn the iso to the blank DVD+R, but when I restart my Macbook and hold down the Option key, there is only my HDD shown as a ...
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Should a 14.04 server iso operate as a live CD?

Do the Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation .iso files come with a 'Try Ubuntu' option, or is that only on the Desktop versions? In other words, can I use this media as a live CD, for tasks such as ...
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Ubuntu LiveCd hangs on boot screen

Every time I try to install or try Ubuntu I hit the booting screen and it hangs there forever. I've never had any issues installing Ubuntu. Currently I've tried putting Ubuntu on a live ...
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Live CD loads and works. Installing shuts down?

I have a Toshiba Satellite A105 with 4G of Ram (2x2024). I have created Live CD's for Ubuntu, Mythbuntu, Fedora and SuperX. Every iso has been confirmed and burned correctly. I insert the CD and ...
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Auto hide Unity Launcher for customized liveCD

I need to change the behavior of the Unity Launcher of my liveCD of Ubuntu 14.04. I need it to auto-hide but I can't find the 'config' file to modify in order to set the auto-hide 'ON'. Thanks for ...
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how do I burn a Live CD onto a USB? [duplicate]

I got the LiveCD from Ubuntu.com and I only have a USB to work with, can I burn a Live CD onto a USB inside windows 8.1? (no disk tray installed, no budget to buy one with). Is it possible, if so, ...
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How do I install for a Mac while the Mac's hard drive is in a PC?

Host = HP Pavilion i7 q 820 Target = Macbook Pro 6,2 Basically I have the drive partitioned for swap and boot, with the ISO already copied to the drive, how can I install grub for that target from ...
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How to find file on random partions then mount that partition

Im trying to write a batch script that will find a specific file (EX .homemnt) on a random partion then mount that partition to what ever location I want (EX /home).. Added notes: Will be used on ...
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Running Ubuntu within Windows?

I would like to know if it is possible to do the following: I need to access data on a EX4 formatted external HDD that is used as a backup for our CAD server at work. I read that there are programs ...
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Lubuntu Persistent LiveCD with Encrypted Home

I've done a lot of searching on this topic but have yet to find a definitive solution/answer that is easy to follow. I have a 256GB USB3.0 stick, which has two partitions (small FAT32 partition with ...
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Is it possible to respin Ubuntu Minimal using a Live CD?(Or USB)

Trying to make a custom image of Ubuntu based on Ubuntu Minimal. Just wondering if it's possible to boot into a live CD, then edit the ISO it's running off of, then close the live session, saving ...
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Advanced boot problems [closed]

I have a dell XPS L702X. After a recommended BIOS update from Dell, the computer went haywire. I tried most repair tricks from the book but I'm not not able to boot. Now all I get is "invallid PT" ...
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Older PC won't recognize Ubuntu Live CD as valid boot media

I have an older PC (32-bit, 3.4 GHz, single-core) that doesn't recognize an Ubuntu Server 14.04 Live CD as valid boot media. The machine boots successfully from HDD (currently, Win XP is residing) ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) for Ubuntu Mac version

I am using UCK for creating custom ubuntu 14.04 ISO live-cds, I then burn the ISO into usb-disk with YUMI or Universal USB Installer or uNetBootin or similar. Booting on PCs it really works well. ...
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Copy the bootable live CD to USB in ubuntu without installing winusb

I have a installation CD of windows 7 and I want to make boot-able USB from this CD, to install windows 7 to my other computer. I checked a post form A: Convert a live CD to a bootable USB but this ...
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How to delete a partition that is locked

I wish to delete a partition of Linux Mint. I am familiar with Gparted and using a live cd, but it is locked. It says extended /dev/sda2. Here is a screenshot of my partitions: Thank you all for ...
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Can I really experience performance in a LiveCD context?

I don't know exactly how LiveCD works, but I know that everything is happening on the RAM memory, so a great part of the RAM would be used by the OS itself. Can I really experience performance in a ...
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Where can I get a list of all Ubuntu iso image volume ids, for current and past releases?

Is there an official list of all Ubuntu iso image volume ids, for current and past releases? I know that you can use the isoinfo command to get the volume id of a downloaded Live "CD" image. For ...
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Unable to boot Live CD with hard drive attached

I am attempting to fix an OS drive that had some problems after installing updates. The hard drive is currently not bootable. My main goal right now is just to get some data off this drive. I have a ...
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Ubuntu will not boot without the CD

I installed Ubuntu but it will not boot unless I have the CD in it. I tried reinstalling it and I still have the same problem. Can someone help me?
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operating system not found after installion from cd

I have succefully installed ubuntu 14.04 on sony vaio. After i click reboot now, it reboots and then says no operating system found! i tried to insert again the cd it enters and says try ubuntu or ...
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Testing 15.04 livecd with kvm

I am trying to test 15.04 livecd using KVM without success. It boots fine, but when I choose to 'Try Ubuntu', instead of 'Install Ubuntu' on the first screen, it goes to lightdm and asks for the ...
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Created a Bootable Cd and It is now Read Only and cant format it

Hello i have created a bootable cd from a DVD + RW Maxell 4.7Gb and it wont let me delete, modify, blank, or burn over it and create a different ubuntu bootable cd and i am trying to do all of this ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.10 on flash drive [duplicate]

How to install ubuntu 14.10 on a 16gb usb flash drive. I want to install it, as if it were the hard drive, not live cd, because my hard drive is broken.
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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 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 didn't make one for Ubuntu [duplicate]

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 ...